Friday, October 31, 2014

QSLs for October 2014

The bulk of the QSLs received for the month of October are from free radio and legal stations logged via remote Web-Radio in Twente, the Netherlands. Again, many of these stations are nearly impossible to receive directly in Malaysia due either to propagation, timing and/or extremely low power transmitters. 

Radio New World International* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Reach Beyond Australia (eQSL) transmitting from Kununurra, Northwest Australia

Radio Romania International (QSL Card) transmitting from Galbeni, Romania

NHK World - Radio Japan (QSL Card) transmitting from Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Radio Free Asia (QSL Card) transmitting from Saipan

Radio Taiwan International (QSL Card) transmitting from Taiwan


Radio Enterprise* (eQSL) transmitting from northern Italy
European Music Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from Hamburger Lokalradio in Goehren, Germany

Radio Zwarte Panther* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Atlantic 2000 International* (eQSL) transmitting from Kall-Krekel and Goehren, Germany

Radio Armada* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

U-Boat 66 Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from Italy

Radio Shadowman* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands


Radio Mi Amigo* (QSL Card) transmitting via Radio 700 from Kall-Krekel Germany

Free Bumbelstock Radio* (QSL Card) transmitting somewhere from eastern Germany

Cool AM Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Radio Montferland* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Radio Merlin International* (eQSL) transmitting from the UK

Radio Mazda* (Email) transmitting from the Netherlands

Radio Technical Man* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Zender Twentana* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Weekend Music Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from Scotland

Norddeutscher Rundfunk* (QSL Card) transmitting from Germany

Radio Bridge Overseas* (QSL Card) transmitting from Hamburger LokalRadio, Germany

Radio Ronalisa* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Tip and Elvis Show* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Premier Radio International*  (eQSL) transmitting from Ireland

Bogusman Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from England

 All India Radio (acknowledged) transmitting from Kurseong, West Bengal

LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel*(acknowledged) transmitting from Antarctica Argentina

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands

Unresponsive Free Radio Stations in October

Additional free radio stations were logged in October, but to date they remain unresponsive to reception reports which were submitted multiple times to known email addresses. The exception is Radio Antenna 50 Plus which has no known email address. They include the following:

Radio Sundown
Radio Spaceshuttle International
Radio Casanova
Radio Antenna 50 Plus

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Random Log for 28 October 2014

Between 22.30 to 24.00 UTC, in a random band scan from 41 to 17 meters, a few notable stations popped up while others appear to have disappeared completely. CRI transmitting from Bamako and Radio Habana Cuba reached the shores of Malaysia with unusually fair strength and clear audio. A few RTM stations, i.e. Klasik Nasional and TRAXX FM, appear to have left their simulcast short-wave  frequencies. NHK World - Radio Japan  apparently has filled some of the RTM frequencies (11.665 kHz and possibly 5.965 kHz) at various times. Xi Wang Zhi Sheng (on 18.870 kHz and 18.970 kHz) and Radio Australia (on 19.000 kHz) were observed outside commonly used broadcast frequencies. Other stations normally received within this time period remain so. That's all for today. 73s from Malaysia!

RTM Klasik Nasional (5.965) off air

RTM TRAXX FM (7.295) off air for several months

RTM Sarawak FM (9.835) off air before 23.00 UTC, but heard with Islamic song and azan at 04.30 UTC with SINPO of 45434. If transmitting from Kajang I would expect better reception, considering I am approximately 40 km north. Odd.

RTM Salam FM // 6.050 // 54555 // Islamic talks and music in Malay at 23.45 UTC; RTM  Asyik FM (observed at 04.15 UTC on 6.050)

NHK World - Radio Japan / RTM Wai FM // 11.665 sharing frequency with NHK squashing RTM's signal at 22.30 UTC

Radio Habana Cuba // 11.880 // 34343 // Latin music with commentary in Spanish at 22.45 UTC

China Radio International via Bamako // 15.505 // 24332 // Commentary in Chinese at 22.50 UTC; off at 23.00 UTC

KSDA/AWR // 15.345 // 55444 // Religious programming and music in Batak at 22.50 UTC

Reach Beyond  Australia // 15.525 // 55455 // Station ID, followed by evangelical music and religious programming in Amoy at 23.00 UTC

Radio Australia // 19.000 // 45444 // Interview of an Australian actress in English at 23.45 UTC

FEBC // 15.600 // 55455 // Music and talk in Burmese at 23.30 UTC

Xi Wang Zhi Sheng // 18.870 and 18.970 // 25332 // Music and commentary in Chinese at 23.30 UTC

BBC via Kranji // 6.195 // 54555 // interview of a jewel theft at 23.50 UTC

 Athmeeya  Yatra Radio via Nauen // 7.240 // 35443 // Religious talk and music in Burmese at 23.55 UTC

Reach Beyond Australia

Reach Beyond Australia was logged on 28 October 2014. Religious programming and music in Amoy was heard from 23.00 to 23.30 UTC. Reception on 15.525 kHz was (SINPO) 55455; reception weakened slightly around 23.10 UTC to 45444.

Reception report was emailed on 29 October 2014. This eQSL arrived on 31 October 2014.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Radio Enterprise

Radio Enterprise*, transmitting from northern Italy, was logged on 26 October 2014. An Italian pop music selection, with station ID and Star Trek theme song closing the broadcast, was observed from 17.15 to 17.40 UTC. Reception on 6.940 kHz was (SINPO) 44444 -- good signal strength with slight fade and utility QRM, otherwise clear and audible speech. 

Reception report was emailed on 26 October 2014. An eQSL from Capt. Danny wascreceived a few hours later. Thank you, Capt. Danny!


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Radio Zwarte Panther

Radio Zwarte Panter in the Netherlands was logged on 3 October 2014. Yodelling and Dutch language songs were observed in a test transmission from 14.50 till 15.00 UTC. Reception on 6.250 kHz was (SINPO) 43433 - good signal and clear audio despite utility QRM and some slight fading; this interference prompted RZP to retune to 6.243 kHz at 15.00 UTC. Transmission then ended abruptly at the top of the hour, unannounced.

Reception report was emailed on 4 October 2014. Jan from Radio Zwarte Panther replied with an eQSL on 21 October 2014.


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Radio Armada

Radio Armada* in eastern Netherlands was received on 17 October 2014. Sixties guitar and polka music with station IDs, reception report requests and email announcements were observed from 21.00 to 21.30 UTC . Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1663 kHz was (SINPO) 24332 - weak to fair signal, audible and clear at times, with slight fading

Reception report was emailed on same day. Jan from Radio Armada replied with an eQSL on 20 October 2014.


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.