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Let's try again for ANOTHER Montana DX Test!

I posted on Facebook that the KBOZ DX Test had been cancelled and engineer Todd Clark in Kalispell, MT offered up one of his stations for a test.

KJJR 880 Whitefish, MT(Kalispell) will test for 1 hour at 10kw non directional Saturday May 2nd 12:01am to 1am mountain time. It will consist of morse code, sweep tones, along with various telephone sound effects

There will be no paper QSL's issued for this test. Only emailed confirmation. Send an email to walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com with "KJJR 880 DX Test" in the email (You MUST put that in that subject line so I don't accidentally delete it thinking its spam!). The reply will likely be a simple email reply with details of the station and confirming the details of what/when you heard it. You WILL get a reply from me in due course, please give me some time!

This is done on short notice and being kept simple as to not burden anyone involved. Thanks to Les Rayburn for creating the test material and Todd Clark for generously offering up the station. I've already seen communication between him and the station, asking them to block out an hour from the logs, so he can tinker around with things at the tower site.

I know, I know.. we've had a few false starts on DX tests, but I can only do what I can do.

Any questions? Email me and I'll be glad to answe

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KBOZ 1090 Bozeman MT will run a 10 minute test at 530am  and 950pm mountain time Wednesday April 29th and Friday May 1st.  The test will be done with 1250 Watts non directional and last 10 minutes each time. The test will consist of a few KBOZ jingles along with morse code, sweep tones and telephone sound effects.

The station is on the air right now to keep the license alive after being silent for nearly a year when prior owner Reier Broadcasting ran into financial trouble. 

There will be no paper QSL's issued for this test. Only emailed confirmation. Send an email to walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com with "KBOZ 1090 DX Test" in the email (You MUST put that in that subject line so I don't accidentally delete it thinking its spam!).  The reply will likely be a simple email reply with details of the station and confirming the details of what/when you heard it.   You WILL get a reply from me in due course, please give me some time!

This is done on short notice and being kept simple as to not burden anyone involved.  Thanks to Les Rayburn for creating the test material and John Johnson for connecting me with the staff member that's operating KBOZ.  (Do not try and contact the licensee/owner, lawyer or anything... communications about this DX test must go to me, Paul Walker)

Any questions? Email me and I'll be glad to answer. Pass this word to other DX email groups, facebook groups, websites, etc

Paul

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Got the 6900khz USB signal here in Laramie, WY with some kind of rock n roll at 0252UTC  probably S5 signal or so, with some noise and fading.. signal is getting a little better at times.

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Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Nacional De Amazonia 6180khz
« on: September 01, 2019, 0208 UTC »
0202 UTC Sun Sp 1, 2019
SINPO: 45343
They're playing what sounds like big bang type music.  Signal is fair to good at times, with some fading and noise. The music is much easier to understand then the speech

QTH: Laramie, Wyoming:
Equipment: Icom IC746 Pro radio and 25 foot long by 10 foot tall magnetic loop antenna

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Shortwave Broadcast / Mytsyer 10100khz Signal
« on: August 26, 2019, 0130 UTC »
Twice in the last few weeks, usually on a Sunday i think.. I've had a english language preacher (he sounds like hes from the US) on 10100khz..  and i couldn't tie it to WWCR, IE: A harmonic.

What in goodness gracious am I hearing? The audio today is atrocious... it sounds like hes in an auditorium with the mic 10-15 feet away and still over modulating

At 0130 the male preacher program ended and a program with a female preacher began

Paul, Laramie WY

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QSLs Received / Mix Radio International 6880 EQSL Recv'd
« on: March 26, 2019, 0012 UTC »
I got this in less then 24 hours for my report from 0130UTC on Sun Mar 24th

Here is the audio I sent in my reception report
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xZ2V0VnGhAYERgSKcpXOwlZ3i47xVsBU



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Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Thailand World Service B16 Schedule
« on: October 29, 2016, 2042 UTC »
Here is the Radio Thailand World Service B16 Broadcast Schedule

This is effective as of 0800UTC on October 30, 2016 which would be 12midnight for me, 4am for eastern time.

It looks like the only change for the english programs that I can see is the 0000utc to 0100 utc and 0200 to 0230utc broadcasts that were on 15590 are on 13745.

http://www.hsk9.org/broadcast-schedule-B16.html

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Shortwave Broadcast / Shortwave Logs From Alaska!
« on: October 29, 2016, 0114 UTC »
Nothing totally out of the ordinary but some signals were much stronger then usual. I listen from Galena, Alaska 300 miles west of Fairbanks and 300 miles east of Nome using a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wires, EmTech ZM2 Antenna tuner, Wellbnrook ALA1530LNP loop & DX Engineering HF PreAmp.

7275kHZ, South Korea, KBS World Radio, October 19, 2016 1855 to 1900UTC. My recording starts off with Korean classical music and then an announcement for KBS World Radio, tlaking about when/where/how you can listen and giving out contact information for the station, a short musical interlude plays before the transmitter is turned off. This is about the strongest I've ever heard this signal, A SINPO rating of 54444. The signal is pretty strong but at times, lots of interference from stations on nearby channels. There is some fading and atmospheric noise as well.  Audio of 7275kHz is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1MMKdTdF2c (Walker-AK)

7280kHz, VIETNAM, Voice of Vietnam, October 22, 2016  1901UTC to 1928UTC in English to Europe. My listening begins with a preview of the program and news headlines already in progress and actually almost over. The news intro begins and then the female announcer reads the news in detail. Stories in the newscast include talks about promoting economic development, the national economy and private sector. Another story talked about Vietnam and Belarus, there was a mention of the UN General Assembly. At 1919, the female announcer introduced a Vietnamese song. The female announcer said goodbye to the listening audience at just after 1926UTC then there was a bit of dead air before my recording ended.I would give this a SINPO rating of 45444. There was a bit of noise and fading, but a strong signal overall.The speech is a little hard to understand since it's at lower volume level then the music, apparently. Audio of 7280kHz from October 22nd is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ougJ5G9Kk. 7280 was also heard on October 19 at 1904UTC with the usual fare of news stories/headlines. At 1915UTC, a short musical interlude played before the Letterbox program started with two female announcers. At about 1918UTC, the announcers read my reception report of 7315khz from October 15th. After the reading of my report, they played a song for me. SINPO for this broadcast would be a 54454, overall very strong signal with good audio and not too much noise, only some fading.Audio of 7280kHz from October 19th is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw9RMVb2vN4(Walker-AK)


7315kHz, USA, Voice Of Vietnam,  October 23, 2016 0012 to 0019UTC in English to the Caribbean. The reception begins 0012UTC and starts with with a short piece of interlude music. A female announcer then comes on and discusses Hmong people and not knowing or having last names. At 0016UTC, another short bit of interlude music plays again then they do a segment on "major developments in Vietnam this week", they appear to be discussing new laws and economic development. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 45324. The signal was overall pretty good but there was a fair amount of fading which made it a bit hard to listen to. Audio of 7315kHz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O8m1UJEGew (Walker-AK)

9420kHz, GREECE, Voice of Greece October 21, 2016 2148UTC to 2203UTC. Greece is heard here from time to time, but usually pretty weak. This broadcast includes their standard fare of Greek music. SINPO rating for this broadcast is 45534. The signal is great but propagaiton is fairly disturbed making for choppy audio. Audio of 9420kHz is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP-DFeWthaQ (Walker-AK)

9526kHz, INDONESIA, Voice Of Indonesia, October 9, 2016 2032UTC to 2058UTC. There is a opretty apparent whine in the transmitter as it is evident during this broadcast in Russian.  that starts off with a man talking. Around 2047, a song starts to play.  A female announcer comes on about 2056 and I think she gives some kind of closing announcement, I recognize the phrase "Goodbye" said in Russian followed by some Indonesian classical type music playing and then the transmitter is turned off. SINPO rating of 45453/ I'm ratign this reception fair because that whine is annoying and extremely fatiguing to the ears, otherwise a good signal with good audio, not much noise or fading. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGD7WktomUs (Walker-AK)

9790kHz, ROMANIA, Radio Romania International.
9870kHz, INDIA, All India Radio Vivdh Bharati Service 1600UTC to 1645UTC on October 18, 2016 with their usual fare of lovely, light Indian music.SINPO rating of 55555! This is one of the best recordings I have of the station! You have to hear how good this is! Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwNbyb029oo (Walker-AK)

11735kHz, ZANZIBAR, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation 2056 to 2059UTC on October 20, 2016. An excellent signal with music being played, maybe in Swahili? A female announcer comes on to talk at 2059UTC and is cut off in mid stence just seconds before 2100. SINPO rating on this broadcast is 55545. The signal is steady and strong, propagaiton is just a bit choppy and garbled up. This is a pretty good signal from them, but not the best I've ever had them. They've been a local AM station like signal at times. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKKU07Ueses(Walker-AK)


11735kHz, NORTH KOREA, Voice of Korea October 17, 2016 028UTC to 0550 UTC.The English service broadcast to "Latin America". Usual fare of propaganda talk,military/marching/orchaestral music. Super strong signal, SINPO rating for this broadcast of 6666!! Audio of 11735kHz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3NQWbRnecw (Walker-AK)

12019kHz VIETNAM, Voice Of Vietnam, 2329UTC to 0000UTC October 22, 2016.English to Indonesia. Broadcast began at 2330UTC with the interval tune and then female announcer talking about whats coming up on todays show while going over news headlines as well then the news theme music playing followed by headlines in detail. at about 2351, the female announcer begins to talk about a song and then the song plays. Just a few seconds before 2358, the female announcer talks after the song ends and says goodbye to the listening audience. There's a little bit of dead air before the transmitter is turned off. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 34222. The signal was OK, strength wise but alot of noise and some fading made getting exact details tough to gather Audio of 12019kHz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrhtrh3YaA (Walker-AK)

12035kHz, MONGOLIA, Voice of Mongolia. 0859 to 0930UTC October 9, 2016 The broadcast starts off with the very recognizable interval tune, a male announcing the name of the station. A female announcer comes on, mentioning what times and frequencies people can listen into the english show with a mention of the station website. Another female announcer then begins the show welcoming folks to the Sunday music show, with a news segment beginning the show A song begins at about 3 minutes and 15 seconds into the show an the female announcer introduces the song prior to it starting, but I can't understand the name of the song or artist. The announcer is talking about the music at about 0926UTC then thanks everyone for listening and says goodbye. An upbeat current Mongolian songs then plays and gets cut off with the transmitter being turned off. I would give this broadcast a SINPO Rating of 45344. The signal was pretty good and there was no interference but there was a moderate about of fading and slight bit of choppy propagation. Audio of 12035kHz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh3XbtVlko (Walker-AK)

15590kHz,THAILAND, Radio Thailand. October 12, 2016 2358UTC. The broadcast begins with time pips just before 0000UTC on October 13th and then an announcer saying "This is Radio Thailand's World Service....Broadcasting from Bangkok, this is Radio Thailand's World Service". Some orchestral type music plays before an announcer introduces Radio Thailand news from the public relations department office.  A Female and male anchor team begin the broadcast with a brief preview of national and global news headlines then going into those headlines in detail with stories including Bureau of Royal Household discussing the health of His Majesty The King and a Prime Minister's cancellation of his duties. A global news story includes a coast guard story and a business news story on political intervention. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 45344. The broadcast was overall very listenable but there was a very high amount of fading and atmospheric noise.15590kHz audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETAkwLWu4sc . 15590 at 0000UTC and 9390 at 1900 UTC are very regular, stable visitors here. 9390khz had a very solid, steady signal here and segment on whats happening in Thailand on September 24, 2016 at 1937UTC, audio is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnEexGUBoE (Walker-AK)

15620kHz & 17840kHz, PHILIPPINES, Radyo Pilipinas 0223UTC to 0315UTC.October 22, 2016. Their english service broadcast. 15620khz at 0255UTC is just ending it's  "It's more fun in the Philippines" segment when my recording starts. They give out contact information for the station and then invite listeners to their website to get more information and listen live online. After that website promotional announcement, a music program hosted by a lady comes on with music form Argentina and Uruguay.  I would give 15620 a SINPO rating of 44444. Overall, good reception with a moderate amount of fading and a slight it of noise. Audio of 15620kHz is here: https://soundcloud.com/onairdjpaulwalker/15640-radyo-pilipinas-loop   My recording of 17840kHz starts at 0223UTC with what sounds like a Filipino song. A male announcer comes on and mentions the name of the song then mentions taking listeners on a virtual tour of a Filipino province. I would give this a SINPO Rating of 45334. The signal was ok but there was a moderate amount of noise and fading, with the signal getting worse later on. Audio of 17840khz here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbxmhEqyV7w  15640khz and 17820khz were also heard here a day earlier on October 21, 2016 between 0214utc and 0330UTC. My recording of 15640khz this day begins with a male announcer talking about the station, giving the name as DZRP, RAdyo Pilipinas World Service then news comes on from the PBS News Center and does a long segment on local, regional and national news with an anchor in studio introducing various reports sound bites. I would give this a SINPO rating of 45334. The signal was fair to good, but a bit of fading and choppy propagation made it hard to listen to.  Audio of 15640 on October 21st is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs8ZTwY5aJo. I heard 17840kHz from 0323utc to 0330UTC sign off. There was a song playing when I tuned in followed by a male announcer giving out the station contact information, frequency information, broadcast schedule information, then I think either a station jingle plays or a Philipine national song plays before the transmitter is turned off. The signal this time was a SINPO Rating of 25223. The signal was strong but there was ALOT of fading and atmospheric noise. Audio of 17840 on October 21st is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sr5PUid5x0  (Walker-AK)

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Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Thailand 15590kHz/9390kHz
« on: October 13, 2016, 0450 UTC »
Radio Thailand's 15590kHz/9390kHz are by far the strongest, steadiest, most consistent signals on shortwave at my location. The PL880 often shows a 50-65dbv signal level, sometimes stronger and a S/N ratio of 05-20, usually in the low teens.

Two recent loggings, with audio:

Radio Thailand World Service in English 15590kHz on October 13, 2016 from 0000 to 0100UTC (4pm to 5pm) local time. National Thailand and international world news with several sponsor ads.

SINPO Rating: 55455

Audio here:
https://youtu.be/ETAkwLWu4sc

Radio Thailand World Service in English 9390kHz on October 9, 2016 from 1900 to 2000UTC (11am to 12noon local time.) National Thailand and international world news with several sponsor ads.

SINPO Rating: 55555

Audio here:
https://youtu.be/pPeGwFCQ9Fc

Location: Galena, Alaska. Rural Central Interior, 300 miles west of Fairbanks and 300 miles east of Nome.

Equipment used: Tecsun PL880, Wellbrook ALA1530LNP, DXEngineering HF PreAmp and EmTech ZM2 Antenna tuner.

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QSLs Received / QSL Cards Recieved!
« on: September 28, 2016, 0025 UTC »
Arriving in the mail recently:

QSL Card for the Voice of Vietnam Russian language service to Europe on 7280kHz via Hanoi on August 16, 2016 at 1642 UTC. 7280kHz audio here: https://youtu.be/ChbCAZV4eH4

QSL Card for the Voice of Vietnam English service to Western Europe on 12005kHz via Woofferton on August 14, 2016 at 0111UTC. 12005kHz audio here: https://youtu.be/ZfwZMliJ6lU

Also, bookmark of a Vietnamese woman in traditional dress.

Location: Galena, Alaska (rural central interior, 300 miles west of Fairbanks and 300 miles east of Nome)
Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire, EmTech ZM2 antenna tuner & DXEngineering HF Preamp


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Shortwave Broadcast / Shortwave Logs From Alaska!
« on: September 27, 2016, 2026 UTC »
 ;DIt's been quite a while since I submitted logs for various places but here you go. Some good'uns I think. ;D

Paul Walker
Galena, Alaska (central interior region, 300 miles west of Fairbanks, 300 miles eats odf Nome)
Equipment: Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wires oriented for different directions, EmTech ZM2 Antenna tuner, DX Engineering RPA-1PLUS HF PreAmp and EmTech ZM2 antenna tuner


5040kHz, All India Radio Jaypore from 1641UTC to 1645UTC on September 22nd in the Oriya language with some singing and/or chanting. I would give this broadcast a SINPO Rating of 33343. The signal was overall on the higher side of fair but there ewas some static and noise with a light to moderate amount of fading and some digital data/pulsing kind of noise. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvtOZFbYMxo (Walker-AK)

7295kHz & 7345kHz, Radio Sahka via Yauktsk 1020UTC to 1030UTC on September 11 in Russian. What sounds like contemporary russian music is being played. 7295 is a bit louder and stronger for me, sometimes by a fairly noticeable margin most days but this time, the difference is hugely noticeable between the two signals. I would give these broadcasts a SINPO rating of 45455 I am rating this good as there was almost no atmospheric noise and very little fading! 7295kHz audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g24DkJgv0qc 7345kHz audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia4N62KB2gM (Walker-AK



7315kHz, The Voice of Vietnam via Cypress Creek, South Carolina from 0100 to 0115UTC on September 22. The program begins with the incredibly recognizable and lovely VOV interval tune/intro signal. A female announcer gives a quick preview of the show and headlines then a news report begins.with a male. I would give this broadcast a SINPO of 34233. The signal was pretty fair, listenable but with lots of atmospheric noise/fading/static, but thankfully no interference. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_PH8MraW7A. VOV also heard at 1624UTC on 7220kHz via Hanoi with a traditional Vietnamese song and a SINPO rating of 33232. The signal itself was ok but there was alot of noise, fading and at times, interference which resulted in my overall poor rating.  The signal itself was ok but there was alot of noise, fading and at times, interference which resulted in my overall poor rating.Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Kf2AYVeDA . 1209khz via Hanoi at 1130UTC is heard at fair to good levels from with a little fading and noise but not bad overall. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIFVztEl1yM . 12005kHz VOV heard via Woofferton on August 29 at 0230UTC with good signal. Audio here: Audio here of 15520kHz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6F0ktPTDuc   I have not heard the claimed VOV broadcasts in English on 5955 via Moosbrun or the 9550 broadcasts, wherever that comes from! (Walker-AK)

9445kHz, All India Radio General Overseas Service from 1826 to 1830UTC on August 27th in English. Indian music followed by a sports program, co produced by AIR, BBC and Radio Australia.I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 45454. THe signal was pretty darn good and audio was good too. Only a slight bit of fading and ever so slight noise. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ka9mc7c_F8 (Walker-AK)

9650kHz, Radio Guinea via Conarky from 2357UTC to 0035UTC in French. Lively Afro-pop type music nd announcers talking in french. I would give this a SINPO Rating of 35333. The broadcast was moderately fair, the unique music made this broadcast a bit easier to pick out of the noise but it was moderately listenable. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lmG9ms3ucU (Walker-AK)

9870kHz, All India Radio Vividh Bharati Service from 1728UTC to 1741UTC on August 27th. Stellarly awesome signal with some lovely indian music and female announcer. I would give this a SINPO Rating of 5555! Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyJAJmwoE8I (Walker-AK)

9895kHz, Radio Rossi via (???) from 0951UTC to 1002UTC on September 11. Enjoying some Russian music on Shortwave!  I would give this a SINPO rating of 44344. I rate this overall as good because of the strong signal and overall high listenability signal/audio quality wise. If it weren't for the slight fading and noise, this would be nearly a 55555. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XcsJEAgDuc 5900kHz heard a day earlier with what sounds like a news or feature interview segment with more then one man talking in Russian at 1000UTC. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWEgjpT1vwU (Walker-AK)

I would give this a SINPO rating of 44343. This signal was on the lower side of good but the overall quality was the higher side of fair due to the fading, noise and slightly low modulation.

11735kHz, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation via Dole, Zanzibar from 2049UTC to 2059UTC on September 5th. Some music playing, maybe middle eastern-like? somewhat lively tunes. A male announcer speaking, possibly in Swahili This is far from the best I log ZBC with, but also far from the worst I give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 44434. It was a fair to good signal with a bit of fading and choppy propagation but not bad. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn7o4G2iHSU (Walker-AK)

11750kHz, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation via Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 1721UTC to 1725UTC on September 24th in the Sinhalese language. Unfortunately, I do understand what is being said other then it appears this is an interview or discussion program hosted by a woman with a male guest on the phone.. A friend who listened to the recording says she gives a station ID at some point. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 34444. The signal was fair and there was no interference but fading was moderate and propagation was somewhat choppy. If the signal had been a bit stronger with a little less fading and better propagation, this would've been a very enjoyable signal to listen to. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfqEK4caKKo (Walker-AK)

12035kHz, Voice of Mongolia via Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 0859 to 0908UTC on September 25 in English. My recording starts out with the carrier but no program audio yet. The interval tune begins, a male announces the name of the radio station. A female announcer comes on, welcoming people to the radio station. Frequency and broadcast schedule information is given out along with your website information. Another female announcer comes on and welcomes people to a New Edition of The Sunday Music Program. That female announcer reads a few news stories before a Mongolian song plays. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 44344. Overall this broadcast was good because the signal was strong and with no noise or interference, just moderate fading and slightly choppy propagation. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpfoLtxkr70 (Walker-AK)

15275kHz, Deutsche Welle via Issoudun from 1835 to 1838UTC on September 24 in French. It sounds like a news discussion/interview program with one man doing the large part of the talking. I would give this broadcast a SINPO rating of 45444. It was a pretty good signal with no noise or interference and only a slight bit more fading then my 1530kHz reception of RFI on the same date and nearly same time from the same site with nearly the same target area. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTUzBk3FjeY (Walker-AK)

15300kHz, Radio France International via Issoudun  from 1837UTC to 1841UTC on September 24 in French. What sounds like a woman possibly interviewing a man. I would give this broadsast a SINPO Rating of 45444. The signal was very good, there was no interference and very little noise. Just a bit of fading and ever so slightly choppy propagation. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1sJs9P0Qrw (Walker-AK)

15320kHz, Radio Taiwan International via Paochung, Taiwan from 0356UTC to 0359TC on September 8th. There is ALOT of static/atmospheric noise on the channel and the signal is very weak. I recorded 5 minutes worth and took the 3 best segments of the reception and put them together. If I didn't know what to look for, this would be impossible to have nailed down In the first part of this one clip which is 11 seconds, a male gives out a frequency and time schedule. In the second part of this clip which is 9 seconds, the same man gives out what I assume is the PO Box mailing address for RTI. In the 3rd and final part of this clip, that same man says simply "Radio Taiwan International" I would give it a SINPO rating of 12112. Audio here: https://app.box.com/s/kkcoe959r5iphbjvvnjoz2n0qxslhevz. I have also heard RTI's 9465kHz and  11685kHZ english broadcasts in the 1500 to 1600UTC time frame usually at barely fair levels, but occassionally at fair to good levels. (Walker-AK)

15520kHz, Voice Of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey from 1628UTC to 1650UTC on September 24th in English. The lovely Voice of Turkey interval tune played for about 2 minutes before time pips played followed by a male announcing the start of the english service and the frequencies and times to listen. A Female announcer then came on and read news stories for about 10 minutes before the letter box program came on with a male announcer reading listener letters and reception report. I give this broadcast SINPO rating of 44333. This broadcast was teetering between fair and good. If it wasn't for the choppy propagation, this signal would've been alot more listenable. Audio here of 15520kHz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6F0ktPTDuc   I caught 9830 the next day and they played their interval tune for about 9 minutes before signing off about 10 minutes early!! 9830khz audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o7_LINGYMA .  I've heard the 9515kHz Turkey broadcast in English in early September as well at fair signal levels with somewhat choppy propagation. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anc_8jznz_k  (Walker-AK)

15590kHz, Radio Thailand via Udon Thani from 02359 to 0015UTC on August 19. Superb signal with interval tune, station introduction and a news segment of national headlines.An ad or two was heard for local/regional businesses along with promotional announcement inviting advertising inquires and giving an email address. I would give this a SINPO rating of 55455. This broadcast is near perfect! Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQaA_RM74I. 9390kHz heardin English on September 24th at 1937UTC with business and financial report information in english. SINPO of 54444 Almost as good as 15590kHz and it should be noted that 9390 isn't usually this good. Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnEexGUBoE (Walker-AK)

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Shortwave Broadcast / Radio Rossii 5900kHz/9895kHz As Heard In Alaska
« on: September 15, 2016, 2021 UTC »
Clip #1: Radio Rossii on shortwave with a man in russian talking about something, unfortunately, not understanding the language, I can't tell you what he's saying to the presenter. I give this a SINPO rating of 34343. Overall, reception was around the mid point of Fair.. not good, but not bad.

Recorded at 1038UTC on September 11th, 2016 in Galena, Alaska (rural central Alaska) using a 225 foot long wire oriented to provided east/west pick up directions along with a Tecsun PL880, DX Engineering HF PreAmp and EmTech ZM2 Antenna Tuner.

Audio recording is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdW2RHAVC6k


Clip #2: Enjoying some Russian music on Shortwave!  I would give this a SINPO rating of 44344. I rate this overall as good because of the strong signal and overall high listenability signal/audio quality wise. If it weren't for the slight fading and noise, this would be nearly a 55555.

Recorded on September 11, 2016 at 0951UTC in Galena, Alaska (rural central Alaska) using a Tecsun PL880. a 225 foot long wire with a east west signal pick up pattern, an EmTech ZM2 Antenna Tuner and a DXEngineering HF PreAmp.

Audio is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XcsJEAgDuc

Cliop #3: This sounded like some art/classical music type broadcast with a woman talking for several minutes before a man came on and what sounded like a classical music song played. I give this a SINPO rating of 44344. There was a fair/moderate amount of fading and noise but it was overall very listenable.

Recorded on September 10th, 2016 at 0946UTC in Galena, Alaska (rural central Interior) using a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire providing east/west signal pick up patterns, a DXEngineering HF PreAmp and EmTech ZM2 Antenna tuner.

Audio is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aXCB9HXXQs



Clip #4: This is what sounds like a news or feature interview segment with more then one man talking in Russian.

I would give this a SINPO rating of 44343. This signal was on the lower side of good but the overall quality was the higher side of fair due to the fading, noise and slightly low modulation.

Recorded on September 10th, 2016 at 1000UTC in Galena, Alaska (rural central Interior) using a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire providing east/west signal pick up patterns, a DXEngineering HF PreAmp and EmTech ZM2 Antenna tuner.

Audio is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWEgjpT1vwU

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Shortwave Broadcast / SIBC 5020kHz & Radio Vanuatu 7260kHz
« on: August 28, 2016, 1823 UTC »
Around 0945-1000UTC Sunday August 28th here in alaska, I tried tuning into SIBC 5020 with my Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire, EmTech ZM2 Antenna Tuner and DXEngneering RPA-1PLUS HF Preamp.

Setting the audio at 2.3khz and I could barely hear them.. signal was ok, modulation was a bit low. Setting audio to 3.5khz or more resulted in SIBC being splattered into oblivion by WRMI 5015 and Radio Rebelde 5025

Radio Vanuatu 7260khz was woefully undermodulated as well. If they ran 110 percent modulation, they would have a fairly decent signal here. Tonight, I also had some digital RTTY sounding noise most of the night too, which made Radio Vanuatu even a bit more unpleasant then usual to listen to.,

104
Shortwave Broadcast / Buncha QSL Cards received in Alaska
« on: August 26, 2016, 1937 UTC »
All heard in rural central Alaska (300 miles west of Fairbanks) with a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire and EmTech ZM2 antenna tuner

Deutsche Welle QSL cards, programming schedules and tote bag received for June 31 and August 2 1700-1800UTC reception reports with audio recordings of 15275kHz and 17740kHz via Issoudun, France To Africa.

15275 audio here:
https://youtu.be/eNBfkK4-UT4

17740 audio here:
https://youtu.be/4fdirw8RxKs




A QSL Card, sticker and program scheduled received from DZRP Radyo Pilipinas for a May 21, 2016 reception report

However, the QSL card is for the wrong frequency, referencing a report I sent them from a year ago. I heard 9910kHz and 1210kHz here in Alaska, not 15190kHz. The date and times are right though.

Audio of what I heard on 9901khz is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2EiihPCEY

An audio recording of what I heard on 12120khz is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toO3Sijl0gw



2 Radio Romania QSL cards and a station leaflet of info for reception reports to the French Service on 11900kHz and 11950kHz

Here's one piece of audio, 11950khz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgCEpNGlJ2k



2 Radio Taiwan International QSL cards, a coaster and  a small pennant and a program schedule for May 22nd, 2016 11600kHz (English, beamed to Indoesia) and June 25, 2016 7445kHz (English, beamed to Southeast Asia) reception reports

7445kHz audio here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0wSucGQrfQ

11600kHz audio here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg6oBTu8Blw

I got two QSL cards from the English Department at The Voice of Iran.

They came one day apart and were for the same exact broadcast logging. One card had just the date, another card had the date and time but no frequency!

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QSLs Received / Buncha QSL's received in Alaska!
« on: August 26, 2016, 1936 UTC »
All heard in rural central Alaska (300 miles west of Fairbanks) with a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot long wire and EmTech ZM2 antenna tuner

Deutsche Welle QSL cards, programming schedules and tote bag received for June 31 and August 2 1700-1800UTC reception reports with audio recordings of 15275kHz and 17740kHz via Issoudun, France To Africa.

15275 audio here:
https://youtu.be/eNBfkK4-UT4

17740 audio here:
https://youtu.be/4fdirw8RxKs




A QSL Card, sticker and program scheduled received from DZRP Radyo Pilipinas for a May 21, 2016 reception report

However, the QSL card is for the wrong frequency, referencing a report I sent them from a year ago. I heard 9910kHz and 1210kHz here in Alaska, not 15190kHz. The date and times are right though.

Audio of what I heard on 9901khz is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2EiihPCEY

An audio recording of what I heard on 12120khz is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toO3Sijl0gw



2 Radio Romania QSL cards and a station leaflet of info for reception reports to the French Service on 11900kHz and 11950kHz

Here's one piece of audio, 11950khz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgCEpNGlJ2k



2 Radio Taiwan International QSL cards, a coaster and  a small pennant and a program schedule for May 22nd, 2016 11600kHz (English, beamed to Indoesia) and June 25, 2016 7445kHz (English, beamed to Southeast Asia) reception reports

7445kHz audio here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0wSucGQrfQ

11600kHz audio here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg6oBTu8Blw

I got two QSL cards from the English Department at The Voice of Iran.

They came one day apart and were for the same exact broadcast logging. One card had just the date, another card had the date and time but no frequency!

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