Monday, January 26, 2015

Random Log on 23 & 25 January 2015

ASCENSION ISLAND 
BBC // 9.915 kHz and 9.740 kHz // 44344 // 23.20 UTC with discussion about mangoes in Indian politics

CHINA
UNID // 3.990 kHz // 34443 // 22.55 UTC with Chinese instrumental music, then ID at 23.00 UTC

CUBA
Radio Habana Cuba // 11.760 kHz and 11.840 kHz // 34443 // 23.35 UTC with commentary and snippets of music in Spanìsh

DPKR (NORTH KOREA)
North Korea // 3.220 kHz // 24211 // 23.00 UTC with talk in Korean

North Korea // 3.900 kHz // 24332 // 23.00 UTC with talk in Korean

GREECE
Helliniki Radiophonia // 9.935 kHz // 34433 // 23.15 UTC with discussion in Greek with occasional music

INDIA
All India Radio // 9.690 kHz (Bangalor) and 9.705 kHz (Panaji) // 54555 // 23.50 with Indian music from Bollywood films

IRAN
Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran via Kalamabad // 9.490 kHz // 34443 // 23.22 UTC with national anthem, ststion ID in Indonesian, followed Quran recitation

JAPAN
Radio Nikkei 1 // 3.925 kHz // 34343 // 11.50 UTC talk in Japanese

Radio Nikkei 2 // 3.945 kHz // 34343 // Station ID in English and Japanese at 12.00 UTC followed by Funk and R&B music

Radio Nikkei 1 // 9.595 kHz // 44444 // 23.30 UTC Japanèse pop music in Japanese

Radio Japan // 11.910 kHz // 55555 // 23.40 UTC with entertaining discussion in Japanese

MALAYSIA
Wai FM // 11.665 kHz // 55555 // 23.30 UTC with Malaysian pop tunes in Malay

MOROCCO
Medi 1 // 9.575 kHz // 23442 // 23.15 UTC with music

NEW ZEALAND
Radio New Zealand International // 3.990 kHz // 12431 // 22.59 UTC with Bellbird interval under Chinese broadcaster

PHILIPPINES
FEBC // 9.795 kHz // 54555 // 23.30 UTC with talking in Vietnamese

SINGAPORE
BBC // 3.915 kHz // 55555 // 22.50 UTC in English with news

BBC // 9.740 kHz // 34343 // 23.20 UTC with discussion about mangoes in Indian politics

VIETNAM
Voice of Vietnam // 9.635 kHz // 44434 // 23.40 UTC with current event reports about Vietnam in Vietnamese

Voice of Vietnam // 9.840 kHz // 44444 // 23.45 UTC with feature of agricultural development in Vietnam in English

Voice of Vietnam // 12.020 // 55555 // 23.45 UTC with feature on "Words of Goodness" programme in English

USA
WRMI // 9.955 kHz // 24322 // 23.00 UTC with discussion in English which was still audible well past 23.50 UTC

Global 24 via WRMI (?) // 9.395 kHz // 14421 -- carrier signal only at 22.30 UTC

Radio Marti // 9.565 kHz // 23432 // 23.15 UTC with news reports about Cuba in Spanish

WTWW // 12.105 kHz //23432 // 23.45 UTC with religious programming in English


Receiver used: Tecsun S-2000  
External antenna used: 1/4 wave aerial elevated at 13 meters above ground
Location: West central Malaysia

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Two Novel QSLs from Germany


Two rare and unique QSLs from Germany arrived in the mail today. One is from Rhein-Mein Radio Club for their special DX programme which aired from Sitkunai, Lithuania. The second QSL is from Welle 370 which broadcast a special anniversary broadcast from Radio 700 in Kall-Krekel, Germany.

Danke, RMRC and Welle 370!

Radio Merlin International

Radio Merlin International* in the UK was logged on 24 January 2015. Station IDs, phone number announcements and music, including songs by Cheap Trick, Guns n Roses,  Barclay James Harvest, was observed from 10.15 till 10.55 UTC. Reception on 6.305 kHz was (SINPO) 24322 -- poor to weak with signal occasionally dropping off and inaudible at times.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. The above eQSL was received on 25 January 2015. Thanks Paul!

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Radio Uferlos

Radio Uferlos*, transmittinng from Germany, was logged on 16 November 2014. Music and ID were observed at 16.15 UTC

Reception report was emailed on 17 November 2014 and with follow-up emails. This paper QSL card arrived on the mail on 23 January 2015.

*Twente, the Netherlands

Radio Magic AM

Radio Magic AM*, transmitting from Amsterdam, was logged on 16 August 2014. Music programme was heard on 6.319 kHz.

Reception report was emailed on the following day, 17 August 2014. This eQSL was received on 21 January 2015. Thank you, Doc Magic.

Email:
magicamradio@gmail.com

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Radio Habana Cuba

Radio Habana Cuba was logged on 20 January 2015. News and editorial comments with frequent IDs and Latin American music filler was observed from 22.50 to 23.30 UTC.  With uncommon signal strength in this quarter of Asia, reception of RHC radiated a decent enough signal to yield a SINPO of 43343 on 11.840 kHz. Were it not for slight transmitter droning and persistent atmospheric noise during occasional, but minor fading, reception would have been near perfect. In any event, this Spanish language was clear and audible well after 23.30 UTC.

 A sample of this transmission may be heard HERE.

Reception report was emailed on 21 January 2015.

Email:  
radiohc@rhc.icrt.cu
radiohc@enet.cu

Colourful New Year's Greetings from Ukraine


Colourfully lit candles. Decorative ornaments. Holly berries and spruce. That's how Radio Ukraine International greeted me. And, I must say I was certainly surprised.

To be honest, I had expected a QSL card. The envelope was the right size. It was postmarked  and stamped with postage from the Ukraine. I expected no less, after all I had been promised a QSL card back in September 2014.

Unfortunately, it was not the QSL for their broadcast relayed over WRMI. All the same, I am happy to received this kind acknowledgement. Thank you Radio Ukraine International. May we all have a peaceful and pleasant new year in 2015!