Wednesday, September 28, 2016

QSLs in the Mail


QSLs from Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (PBS) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) arrived in the letterbox today. The PBS verification is for their medium-wave transmission, whereas RFA is for a transmission presumably originating from Yerevan-Gavar (Armenia). Thank you, one and all!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

QSL in the Mail



For the second consecutive day a QSL card has arrived in the mail. This one came from All India Radio Nagpur, a megawatt station operating on the medium-wave band from the Indian state of  Maharashtra. I had submitted reception reports twice before, on separate occasions, over the past two years. So, it is especially nice to finally get this QSL. Thank you, AIR and Spectrum Management & Synergy!

Monday, September 26, 2016

QSL in the Mail

While many DXers around the world have already received their special 80th Anniversary QSL card from Radio Prague International, I only received mine just today. It was worth the wait. Thank you, Radio Prague International!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Seoul Radio Center Korea Telecom - Station HLG

Seoul Radio Center Korea Telecom - Station HLG Seoul was logged on 24 September 2016. A CW (Morse code) transmission, looping station call letters (HLG), location and frequency, was observed  from 10.53 till 11.15 UTC. Reception on the shortwave-wave frequency of 12.935 kHz in CW/SSB mode rated (SINPO) 35343 -- fair signal strength, no QRM, clear CW transmission, scratchy atmospheric noise

Additional ship-to-shore stations in Korea operate on other frequencies and with the call letters: HLF / HLG / HLJ / HLO / HLW / HLW2. Content of message is usually "CQ DE HLG QSX 12 MHZ" or "CQ DE HLG QSX 8 MHZ" etc.

8 MHZ
 8.483  kHz (HLG)
 8.484  kHz (HLG)
 8.484  kHz (HLO)
 8.636  kHz (HLW)

12 MHZ
12.843 kHz (HLO)
12.843 kHz (HLW2)
12.916 kHz (HLF)
12.917 kHz (HLF)
12.917 kHz (HLF)
12.923 kHz (HLW2)
12.923 kHz (HLO)
12.935 kHz (HLG)
12.935 kHz (HLG)

16 MHZ / 17 MHZ / 22 MHZ
16.910 kHz (HLJ)
16.990 kHz (HLO)
17.130 kHz (HLW)
22.611 kHz (HLF)

Reception report was emailed with audio file, attention to Mr.Woo Hwa Lee, on the same day. Mr. Lee at Seoul Radio Center Korea Telecom replied on the following day with this message: "I have received your e-mail(reception report). I'll send our station QSL card by mail in your address direct as soon as I can.  Thank you."


Email:
ds1qgg@paran.com

Address:
Seoul Radio Center Korea Telecom
c/o Mr.Woo Hwa Lee
680-63 Jayang-dong,
Gwangjin-Gu, Seoul,
143-707 Republic of Korea

Radio Amhara (via Addis Ababa)

Radio Amhara, transmitting from Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), was logged on 23 September 2016. Horn of Africa music and commentary in Amharic was noted from 14.20 till 14.45 UTC (sign-on at 14,00 UTC). Reception on 6.090 kHz was (SINPO) 24331 -- poor signal strength, audible speech and music, but largely indecipherable after 14.35 UTC. Slight fade and transmitter hum as well atmospheric noise plagued much of the broadcast. By 14.40 UTC, audio gradually dropped off and a dominant carrier signal was present.

Reception report with an audio file was submitted online and Facebook messaged, both of which I am almost certain will be to no avail.

Friday, September 23, 2016

NHK World Radio Japan (via Yamata)

NHK World Radio Japan, transmitting from Yamata (Japan), was logged on 23 September 2016. A Russian language broadcast of news, current event reports, radio drama  and music was observed from 11.00 till 11.30 UTC. Korean broadcast followed. Reception on 6.090  kHz was (SINPO) 35443 - fair signal strength, clear audio, slight fade.

Reception report was submitted online and emailed on the same day. On 27 September, NHK Radio Japan Russian Section sent this email and e-Calendar: "Thank you for sending us a reception report of our Radio Japan Russian Service! We verified your report (23 September 2016, 11.00 till 11.30 UTC,  6.090 kHz). We will later send you our QSL-verification card to your address. If you have any request of Japanese songs or music, please tell us about it. We hope you to keep listening to our Radio Japan Russian Service. We always welcome your comments and requests."

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

QSL in the Mail



After a dry spell of nearly three weeks this 20th Anniversary QSL card from Radio Free Asia via Tinian Island arrived in the mail. Thank you, RFA!