Radio Exterior De Espana, SPAIN – 12030 kHz

At 2306 on 16th November 2021, I tuned in to Radio De Exterior De Espana on 12030 kHz broadcasting in the Spanish language.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Spain. Image c/o Wikipedia

Radio Exterior de España (REE) or simply Radio Exterior is a Spanish international radio station operated by Radio Nacional de España (RNE). The station is primarily intended for Spaniards living abroad.

REE ceased shortwave broadcasts on 15 October 2014; however, two months later it was announced they would resume shortwave broadcasts in Spanish for four hours a day, as well as coverage of sporting events, in order to serve the country’s fishing industry whose ships had no other viable means to access REE broadcasts while at sea.

My reception of Radio Exterior de Espana was fair.

SINPO
32543

Below is a video showing my reception of Radio Exterior de Espana.

References.

  1. Short-Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 16th November 2021
  2. World Radio TV Handbook, 2021
  3. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Exterior>, viewed 17th November 2021

Radio Romania International – 13750 kHz

Next in my log on 16th November 2021 was Radio Romania International who was broadcasting in the English language on 13750 kHz.

I tuned into Radio Romania on 18th October, but that was in the Romanian language, so it was nice to be able to listen in on their English language broadcast.

The overall reception of Radio Romania International was fair. This was mostly due to interference from China Radio International was were broadcasting in Chinese on 13755 kHz.

SINPO
33443

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

References.

  1. World Radio TV Handbook, 2021

WSPR

Some time ago I purchased a WSPRLite Flexi from SOTA Beams in the UK. Tonight I hooked it up to my 5 element yagi which was beaming to the northeast out across the Pacific towards the USA. With a 200mW signal, I was amazed in just a few transmissions who was hearing me.

Within just 20 minutes I was being heard in VK4, New Zealand, USA, and the Canary Islands.

The map below is from VK7JJ’s website. It shows my contacts.

I will keep the WSPRLite on tonight and see what happens.

Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran – 9510 kHz

I then tuned in to the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran at 1255 UTC on 15th November 2021. They were broadcasting in the Pashto language on 9510 kHz.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Iran. Image c/o Wikipeida.

RIB World Service, also known as Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the official international broadcasting radio network of Iran.

The radio network commenced broadcasting in 1956 with the aim of familiarizing the world with Iran’s history and culture, its different regions, and historical sites. Following the Iranian Revolution, elaborating on the revolution’s stances and the ideals of the Islamic Republic system were put high on the radio’s agenda.

The overall reception of the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran was fair. There was significant interference from CNR2 China on 9515 kHz and bleed over from CNR1 China on 9500 kHz

SINPO
42443

Below is a video showing my reception of the Voice of the

References.

  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRIB_World_Service>, viewed 16th November 2021

Radio Thailand – 9940 kHz

Radio Thailand was next in the log on 15th November 2021. I tuned in at 1218 UTC to their English language broadcast on 1226 UTC.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Thailand. Image c/o Wikipedia.

Radio Thailand is the public radio station in Thailand, owned by the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand. The station has six FM national radio, 65 FM provincial radio, 4 AM national radio, 46 AM provincial radio and World Service. 

The overall reception of Radio Thailand was excellent. The signal was excellent and there was no interference on the frequency or on adjacent frequencies. There was only slight fading of the signal.

SINPO
55545

Below is a video showing my reception of Radio Thailand.

References.

  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Thailand>, viewed 17th November 2021

WRNO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – 7505 kHz

Next in the log on 15th November 2021 was WRNO broadcasting on 7505 kHz in the English language.

WRNO (also known as WRNO Worldwide) is a commercial shortwave radio station that commenced international broadcasting on the 18th day of February 18, 1982.

The overall reception of WRNO was good. I did note some USB signals on or around the frequency which I suspect to be Indonesian fishing ships or something similar.

SINPO
43444

Below is a video of my reception of WRNO.

References.

  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRNO_(shortwave)>, viewed 16th November 2021
  2. World Radio TV Handbook, 2021

Radio Marti – 6030 kHz

On 15th November 2021, I logged Radio Marti broadcasting in the Spanish language on 6030 kHz.

Radio Marti’s broadcast consisted of Spanish language music.

The overall reception of Radio Marti was fair. The signal strength was fair and there was just slight fading on the signal. There was no interference on the frequency or from adjacent stations. There were some static crashes on the band.

SINPO
35343

Below is a video of my reception of Radio Marti.

References.

  1. Short-Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 16th November 2021

Yunnan Radio and Television International, CHINA – 6035 kHz

On 15th November 2021, I logged the Yunnan Radio, broadcasting in the Chinese language on 6035 kHz.

Yunnan s a landlocked province in the southwest of China. The province spans approximately 394,000 square kilometres and has a population of 48.3 million. The capital of the province is Kunming. The province borders the Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan, autonomous regions of Guangxi, and Tibet as well as Southeast Asian countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar.

Above:- Yunnan province, China. Image c/o Wikipedia

The station was launched on the 1st day of October 1986. The station’s headquarters is located in Kunming. The transmitter power is 50kW. Until 2018 the station was known as the Voice of Shangri-La.

The overall reception of Yunnan Radion was fair. The signal strength was fair, but there appeared to be a ‘jamming’ signal on the frequency and I also noted a Jamming and an Over The Horizon Radar signal on the frequency.

SINPO
32343

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

References.

  1. World Radio TV Handbook, 2021

Hope Radio, PALAU – 9965 kHz

On 14th November 2021, I logged Hope Radio broadcasting from PALAU in the Pacific in the English language on 9965 kHz.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Palau in the Pacific. Image c/o Wikipedia

Hope Radio broadcasts religious programs into South East Asia from the island of Palau in the Pacific. Hope Radio’s mission is to preach the gospel in the most populated parts of the world.

The Hope Radio shortwave station on Palau was founded by George Otis Sr. of High Adventure Ministries. It was later sold to LeSEA Broadcasting under the late Dr Lester Sumrall’s ministry. In September 2020, Apostle Joe Perozich became the CEO of the station and established Hope Radio.

There is an interesting video on the Hope Radio website which explains the history of the station.

https://www.hoperadio.net/contact

Hope Radio welcomes reception reports. Emailed reports receive an e-QSL verification card. Mailed reports receive a physical QSL card. You can download a Reception Report on their website.

https://www.hoperadio.net/reception-report

The overall reception of Hope Radio was fair to good. The signal strength was good but there was moderate interference from the Sound of Hope on 9970 kHz.

SINPO
43344

Below is a video showing my reception of Hope Radio.

References.

  1. Hope Radio, 2021, <https://www.hoperadio.net/>, viewed 15th November 2021
  2. Short-Wave Radio, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 15th November 2021.

Radio Dap Loi Song Nui, VIETNAM – 9670 kHz

My final station logged on Saturday 13th November 2021 was Radio Dap Loi Song Nui, VIETNAM, broadcasting in the Vietnamese language on 9670 kHz.

Above:- World globe showing the location of Vietnam. Image c/o Wikipedia.

The station was launched on the 15th day of May 2011 and is owned by Vietnam Democracy Radio who is based in San Jose, California, USA.

The overall reception of the station was fair. The signal strength was strong and there was only slight fading on the signal. However, there appeared to be a deliberate ‘jamming’ signal on the frequency. It sounded like a ‘siren’. This made listening pleasure difficult.

SINPO
42443

Below is a video of my reception of Radio Dap Loi Song Nui.

References.

  1. World Radio TV Handbook, 2021