Sunday, December 19, 2010

SW Radio Africa (via Meyerton)

SW Radio Africa, transmitting to Zimbabwe via purportedly Meyerton, was logged on 19 December 2010 at 17.00-18.00 UTC on 4.880 kHz.

Signal (SINPO) was 55444 - strong  throughout transmission with slight fading and some atmospheric disturbance.

English language programme featured African pop music mixed with political commentary from the public and  dissidents.

Reception report for QSL card was sent by email to an on-line contact page. e-QSL card received on 27 April 2011.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in HoniaraSolomon Islandwas logged on 10 December 2010 at 10.30-12.06 UTC (time of audible signal in Malaysia) on 5.020 kHz.

Programming format comprised talk, news and local pop music. Broadcast was in English as well as some local language. 

Signal (SINPO) was 45232. Signal meter showed a solid transmission, but marred by slight fading and intermittent static. Music and speech was audible, but often undiscernible due the atmospheric disturbance.

Reception report was sent by email and post in mid-December 2010.

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 654
Honiara, Solomon Island


Friday, November 26, 2010

Radio Bulgaria Winter/Spring Programme Schedule

The 2010/2011 Programme Schedule for Radio Bulgaria English language service.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Radio Slobodna Evropa

Radio Slobodna Evropa (Radio Free Europe) in Czech Republic

QSL card is pending.

Radio Slobodna Evropa Website

Monday, November 8, 2010

Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea

Voice of Broad Masses  of Eritrea in Asmara-Selae Daro, Eritrea was logged on 9 November 2010 at 18:30-20:00 UTC on 7.175 kHz. 

Signal (SINPO) was 23232 - very weak; speech was undiscernible, although music was audible and clear. Static and fading made it more difficult to hear.

News, commentary and music format was heard during this Arabic language service.

Reception report submitted by mail and email. QSL is pending.

Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea
Ministry of Information, 
Radio Department, 
Radio Engineering Division, 
P.O. Box 242, 
Asmara, Eritrea


Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea Website

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Radio Denge Mezopotamya

Radio Denge Mezopotamya was logged on 6 & 7 November 2010 at 15:00-19:00 UTC on 7.540 kHz.

Signal (SINPO) was 54555 - excellent reception throughout broadcast.

Kurdish language broadcast featured news and Kurdish music.

Reception report submitted by mail. QSL card is pending.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Radio Exterior de Espana

Radio Exterior de Espana in Madrid, Spain was logged 14 March 2011 at 19.00-20.00 UTC on 6.665 kHz. Good signal strength at 45544..

English language programming included news and information, events and topics relating to Spain. 

Reception reports have been sent on three occasions, both by mail and email. According to WRTH 2011, Radio Exterior de Espana NO LONGER ISSUES a QSL card.

Radio Exterior de Espana
English Language Broadcast
P.O. Box 156.202
Madrid 28080


Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne (RNT) - Chad

Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne (RNT) in N'Djamena, Chad was logged 13 October 2010 at 17.00 UTC on 6.165 kHz in the French language.

QSL card is pending verification. 

Radio Kuwait

Front of calendar
 Radio Kuwait in  Sufat, Kuwait was logged on 13 August 2010 on 9880 kHz.

QSL card remains a mystery, considering I received a desktop and pocket calendar from Radio Kuwait. These items were received in the mail on 17 January 2011.
Inside depicts children playing traditional games
Kuwait State of Ministry of Information 
Engineering Affairs - Department of Frequency Management
P.O. Box 967 
Safat 13010 Kuwait



Radio Ethiopia

Radio Ethiopia in  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was logged 13 September 2008.

QSL card was sent by registered mail.

Radio Ethiopia Website

Radio Canada International (Xian and Urumqi, China)

Radio Canada International in Montreal, Canada (relay stations via Xian and Urumqi, China) was logged on 3 December 2009.
Radio Canada International Website

World Harvest Radio International (T8WH) - Pulau

WHRI-T8WH in Pulau
WHRI-T8WH in Pulau (Back of QSL)
World Harvest Radio International (T8WH) in Pulau was logged on 28 August 2010 at 13.00-15.00 UTC on 9.930 kHz.

QSL card was sent by mail and email. Verification was received on 27 December 2010.

World Harvest Radio Website

Friday, November 5, 2010

Adventist World Radio (KSDA) - Guam

AWR-KSDA in Agat, Guam
AWR-KSDA in Agat, Guam (Back of QSL)
Adventist World Radio (KSDA) in Agat, Guam was logged on 23 August 2010 at 16.00-16.30 UTC on 11.805 kHz @100 kw transmitter.

Signal (SINPO) was 53544 - strong signal despite interference from a nearby station; most interference was eliminated when radio was switched to narrow filter mode.

QSL card was confirmed by email and received on 27 December 2010.
AWR Studia QSL in Miami, Florida USA


Adventist World Radio
 Station KSDA
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD
20904 USA

Adventist World Radio Website

Radio Television Malaysia-Sarawak FM

Radio Television Malaysia-Sarawak FM in Kuching-Stapok, Sarawak was logged on 1 November 2010 at 10.00-16.00 UTC on 5.030 Khz in Bahasa Malaysia.

Signal (SINPO) was 55445 - a relatively strong signal throughout the broadcast, marred by slight fading and some static.

QSL card is pending.

Radio Myanmar

Radio Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar was logged on 31 October 2010 at 02.00-03.00 UTC on 7.200 kHz in Burmese.

Signal (SINPO) was 14111 - extremely weak and speech indiscernible due largely to severe static and fading.

A letter of verification was emailed on 21 November 2010, stating that a 'new' QSL card would be issued.

Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Front of QSL card
Back of QSL card

IRIB World Service Public Relations card  
Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tehran, Iran was logged on 24 October 2010 at 15.30-16.30 UTC on 17.660 Khz.

Signal (SINPO) was 55445 - Strong signal with slight fading and some transmitter hum.

QSL card was received, along with a calendar and tourist brochure on Iran, on 3 January 2011.

Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran Website

British Broadcasting Corporation

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London, United Kingdom was logged on 24 October 2010 at 17.00-19.00 UTC on 13.675 kHz

Signal (SINPO) was 55555 -- excellent reception throughout much of the broadcast. Around 18.45 UTC signal was weaker and marred by slight fading and static --  35343. BBC is heard nearly 24-hours here in Malaysia.

QSL card is pending. Sceptical BBC will issue, considering their website mentions QSLs are no longer issued. WRTH 2011 also verifies this fact.

British Broadcasting Corporation 
Audience Services
P.O. Box 1922
United Kingdom

BBC Website

Radio Azadi (Radio Free Afghanistan)

Radio Azadi (Radio Free Afghanistan) in Kabul, Afghanistan (transmitter in Kuwait?) was logged on 19 October 2010 at 4.30-5.30 UTC on 15.680 Khz in the Pashto language.

Signal (SINPO) was 25342. Speech was audible despite slight transmitter hum and intermittent fading.

QSL card is pending.

Radio Azadi Website

Voice of America (Tinang, Philippines)

Voice of America QSL

The Voice of America, transmitting from an IBB relay station Tinang, Philippines, was logged on 15 October 2010 at 12.00-13.00 UTC on 9.510 kHz.

Signal (SINPO) was 45434 - signal was audible and speech discernible despite slight fading and some transmitter hum.

VOA Post Cards

QSL card receiverd on 9 February 2011. It arrived with a programme schedule, 2011 calendar and post cards of photos taken by VOA photojournalists and staff.

VOA Website

Voice of Indonesia (Jakarta)

Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia was logged on 15 October 2010 at 13.00-14.00 UTC on 9.525 kHz. Signal (SINPO) from 13.00-13.25 UTC signal was 55555 - very strong and clear. From 13.25-14.00 signal was 44555 - strong interference from Family Radio.
Reception reports have been submitted twice, both by mail and email. QSL is pending. Two QSL cards arrived on 9 November 2011, each one for different broadcast times monitored.

Voice of Indonesia
Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat 4-5
P.O. Box 1157, 4th
Jakarta, 10110

All India Radio

All India Radio in Bangalore, India was logged 18 April 2010.

All India Radio Website

Radio Free Asia

Commemorative QSL
 for Olympic Games
Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C., USA (relay station via Sri Lanka) was logged on 22 February 2010.
Radio Free Asia Website

Radio Bulgaria

Radio Bulgaria in Sofia, Bulgaria was logged on 22 February 2010 on 7.400 kHz.

Reception reports sent by email and mail. Received programme schedule and QSL card by mail.
Radio Bulgaria
4, Dragan Tsankov Road
1040 Sofia, Bulgaria


Radio Bulgaria Website

The Voice of Turkey

Kamal Attaturk
The Voice of Turkey in Ankara, Turkey was logged on 11 October 2007.

TRT Website

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International in Bucharest, Romania was logged on 20 April 2010. 

RRI was QSLed a total of three times in 2010. Below are the cards I received depicting their national landmarks.
QSL card series issued each month

Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio in  Vatican City, Vatican (Africa Service) was logged on 6 February 2010.

Vatican Radio responded very quickly with two QSL cards.

Vatican Radio Website