Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) – 5020 kHz

After CRI (on 9th October 2021) I then tuned into the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) on 5020 kHz on the 60m short wave band.

I tuned in at 1014 UTC. The program was in the Pijin language and contained a variety of traditional music.

SIBC is the official radio broadcaster of the Solomon Islands.

Above:- Map showing the location of the Solomon Islands. Map c/o Google maps

Shortwave radio broadcasting in the British Solomon Islands commenced in 1952. The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation was founded in 1976, replacing the Solomon Islands Broadcasting System (SIBS).

SIBC’s broadcasts reach more than 5,000 villages throughout the Solomon Islands. SIBC’s transmitter is10 kW in power and is located in Honiara Guadalcanal.

This year SIBC celebrated its 69th anniversary.

Above;- SIBC anniversary. Image c/o SIBC Facebook page

I was receiving SIBC quite well. The signal strength was fair and there was only slight interference from adjacent stations.

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Below is a short video clip of my reception of SIBC as heard on my Tecsun S-2000 and Tecsun random wire just a few feet off the ground.

References.

  1. New Zealand DX Times, October 2021.
  2. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands_Broadcasting_Corporation>, viewed 14th October 2021.

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