Voice of Korea – 6185 kHz

At about 1023 UTC on Friday 7th January 2022, I tuned in to the Voice of Korea, broadcasting in the English language on 6185 kHz.

The broadcast was coming from the Voice of Korea’s Kujan 200kW transmitter. The broadcast consisted of various music.

The overall reception of the Voice of Korea was Fair. The signal strength was good, however, there was interference on the frequency from China Huyai Broadcasting Corporation in the Chinese language, and some bleed over from Radio Taiwan broadcasting in the Chinese language on 6180 kHz.

SINPO
43443

Below is a short video of my reception of the Voice of Korea.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 7th January 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 7th January 2022.

Echo of Unification, NORTH KOREA – 5905 kHz

Next in the log on 4th January 2022, was Echo of Unification, NORTH KOREA, broadcasting in the Korean language on 5905 kHz. I tuned in at about 1159 UTC.

Above:- Map showing the location of North & South Korea.

More information on Echo of Unification can be found on their website at……

https://www-tongilvoice-com

The overall reception was poor. This was due to Over the Horizon Radar on the band, and also another station on the same frequency, which I believed was China Radio International broadcasting in the Russian language.

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Below is a video showing my reception of the Echo of Unification.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 4th January 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 4th January 2022

Echo of Hope, SOUTH KOREA – 3980 kHz

At about 1100 UTC on Tuesday the 4th day of January 2022, I tuned in to Echo of Hope, broadcasting from SOUTH KOREA in the Korean language on 3980 kHz.

Above:- Map showing the location of South & North Korea. Map c/o Google maps

The Echo of Hope was initially known as the Voice of Unification and was renamed Echo of Hope in 1973. it is operated by the South Korean National Intelligence Service.

The program was coming from the Hwaseong 100kW transmitter.

The overall reception of Echo of Hope was poor. There was significant interference on the frequency, possibly a jamming signal.

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32342

Below is a video showing my reception of Echo of Hope.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 4th January 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 4th January 2022.

RTM Wai, MALAYSIA – 11665 kHz

Next in the log on 2nd January 2021, at 1054 UTC was Radio Television Malaysia RTM Wai in MALAYSIA, broadcasting on 11665 kHz in the Malaysian language.

The overall reception was poor. The signal strength was fair, but there was severe interference from adjoining stations. There was severe interference from the Voice of America in Chinese on 11660 kHz and CNR China on 11670 kHz. By 1105 UTC the signal had almost disappeared in amongst the interference.

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Below is a short audio clip of my reception of RTM Malaysia.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 2nd January 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 2nd January 2022.

China National Radio CNR7 – The Great Bay – 15550 kHz

At about 1025 UTC on Sunday the 2nd January 2021, I tuned in to China National Radio CNR7 – The Great Bay, transmitting on 15550 kHz in the Cantonese language.

The broadcast was coming from their Beijing 100kW transmitter.

The overall reception of CNR7 was good.

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45444

Below is a video of my reception of CNR7.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 2nd January 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 2nd January 2022.

BBC World Service – 15310 kHz

At 1200 UTC on 1st January 2022, I tuned in to the BBC World Service broadcasting on 15310 kHz in the English language.

The broadcast was coming from the BBC Al Seela 125 kW transmitter which is located in the United Arab Emirates. The program consisted of the News and the World Book Club.

The overall reception of the BBC was good.

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45444

Below is a video showing my reception of the BBC.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 1st January 2022.

WTWW, USA

At about 1118 UTC on Saturday 1st January 2022, I tuned in to WTWW, in the USA. This was a new station for me. They were transmitting in the English language on 5085 kHz.

Image c/o WTWW website

WTWW stands for ‘We Transmit World Wide’. The radio station is owned by Leap of Faith Inc, and was initially licenced as WBWW while under construction. It has been on the air since 19th February 2010.

The WTWW website has quite a few references to amateur radio. WTWW broadcasts the QSO Live show. Sponsors of WTWW include R & L Electronics (deal in amateur radio gear), The Spectrum Monitor, and Icom. You can also listen to Bob Heil’s Organ music on WTWW.

Above:- Image c/o WTWW website

Their program consisted of various music. Their broadcast was coming from WTWW’s 100kW Lebanon, Tennessee transmitter.

More information can be found on their website at……

https://wtww.us/

The overall reception of WTWW was fair. This was mostly due to the signal being fair and there being moderate static crashes on the band.

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35343

Below is a short video of my reception of WTWW.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 1st January 2022.
  2. World Radio TV Handbook, 2022
  3. WTWW, 2022, <https://wtww.us/>, viewed 1st January 2022.

Vatican Radio – 15595 kHz

I then tuned in to Vatican Radio at 1142 UTC on 31st December 2021. Vatican Radio was broadcasting on 15595 kHz in the English language.

The program consisted of Mass in English. The broadcast was coming from the 100kW Santa Maria di Galeria

The overall reception of Vatican Radio was excellent.

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Below is a short video of my reception of Vatican Radio.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 31st December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 31st December 2021.

Unique Radio – 5035 kHz USB

At about 1042 UTC on 30th December 2021, I tuned in to a new station for me, Unique Radio broadcasting in English on 5035 kHz Upper Side Band (USB).

According to their Facebook page:- “Unique Radio is a Non-commercial shortwave radio station on 5035 kHz USB days/nights & sometimes 3210KHz USB occasional use at nights from Thursday through Monday Morning. Broadcast from within the Tamworth Regional council area NSW Australia.”

The overall reception of Unique Radio was fair to good. Listening to music on either USB or LSB is never great in my opinion. The signal strength was good and there was only slight fading on the signal. There were static crashes on the band.

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45444

Below is a video showing my reception of Unique Radio.

References.

  1. Facebook, 2021, <https://www.facebook.com/groups/1972235949678222>, viewed 30th December 2021.
  2. Unique Radio, 2021, <https://www.uniqueradio.biz/>, viewed 30th December 2021.

Radio France International – 13695 kHz

At about 0822 UTC on Thursday the 30th December 2021, I tuned in to Radio France International broadcasting in the French language on 13695 kHz.

The broadcast was originating from their Issoudun 500 kW transmitter. West Africa was the target audience.

The overall reception of Radio France International was fair – good. The signal strength was good and there was no fading on the signal. However, there was some ‘bleed over’ from CNR13 in China on 13700 kHz.

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43454

Below is a video showing my reception of Radio France International.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 30th December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 30th December 2021.