Voice of Beibu Bay Radio – 5050 kHz

My last station logged for Sunday night (10th October 20210) was Voice of Beibuy Bay Radio (Voice of Guangxi Beibu Wan) in CHINA on 5050 kHz on the 60m band. The transmission was in the Cantonese language?

I tuned in at 1357 UTC.

VO Beibu Bay Radio commenced transmissions in May 2010, the station is a joint project between China Radio International and the local Guangxi Radio and Television station. VO Beibu Bay Radio’s transmitter power is 25 kilowatts. The station broadcasts in the Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Thai languages.

Above:- VO Beibu Bay logo. c/o medxr.blogspot.com

Beibu Bay Radio broadcasts from Nanning, the capital of the Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangxi, CHINA. Nanning is located just north of the Vietnam border. Beibu Bay, also known as the Gulf of Tonkin, is an arm of the South China Sea and covers an area of 126,250 km². The gulf borders Vietnam on the northwest, west and southwest. China lies to the north with the Island of Hainan forming the eastern limits of the gulf. 

Above:- Map showing the location of Nanning in China. Map c/o Google maps

More information can be found on the BBRTV website at…..


I was receiving Beibu Bay Radio fairly well. Their signal strength was good, but there was moderate interference from adjacent stations which affected listening pleasure. There was slight fading on the signal.

VO Beibu Bay Radio’s program included western pop music.


Below is a short video of my reception of Beibu Bay Radio on the Tecsun S-2000 and the Tecsun random wire (just a few feet off the ground).

I have sent a Reception Report to VO Beibu Bay Radio, both via email and postal address. Awaiting a reply.


  1. BBRTV, 2021, <http://www.bbrtv.com/about/aboutus/>, viewed 17th October 2021
  2. coastcolour, 2021, <https://www.coastcolour.org/site_15.html>, viewed 17th October 2021
  3. medxr, 2021, <https://medxr.blogspot.com/2021/01/spotlight-voice-of-beibu-bay-radio.html>, viewed 17th October 2021.

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