Voice of Vietnam – 9840 kHz

At about 1017 UTC on 21st August 2022, I tuned in to the Voice of Vietnam broadcasting in the English language on 9840 kHz.

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

The broadcast was coming from the Hanoi Sontay 100 KW transmitter in Vietnam.

The overall reception of the Voice of Vietnam was good. There was some ‘bleed over’ interference from RTM Sarawak on 9835 kHz.

SINPO
43444

Below is a short video showing my reception of the Voice of Vietnam.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, https://www.short-wave.info/, viewed 21st August 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, https://shortwaveschedule.com/, viewed 21st August 2022.

PBS Gannan, CHINA – 3990 kHz

At about 1150 UTC on 23rd July 2022, I tuned in to PBS Gannan broadcasting in the Tibetan language on 3990 kHz.

The broadcast was coming from the Hezou 15 KW transmitter in China.

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

The overall reception of PBS Gannan was good. At 1200 UTC interference was experienced from China National Radio on 3985 kHz.

SINPO
45444

Below is a short video showing my reception of PBS Gannan.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, https://www.short-wave.info/, viewed 23rd July 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, https://shortwaveschedule.com/, viewed 23rd July 2022.

Radio Channel 292 – 9670 kHz

At about 0644 UTC on 22nd July 2022, I tuned in to Radio Channel 292 broadcasting in the English language on 9670 kHz.

The broadcast was coming from Rohrbach Waal 10 KW transmitter.

The program consisted of a religious program from Brother Stair.

The overall reception of the Radio Channel 292 was good.

SINPO
45344

Below is a short video showing my reception of Radio Channel 292.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, https://www.short-wave.info/, viewed 22nd July 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, https://shortwaveschedule.com/, viewed 22nd July 2022.

Radio Algerienne, ALGERIA – 9620 kHz

At about 0616 UTC on 22nd July 2022, I tuned in to Radio Algerienne, ALGERIA, broadcasting in the Arabic language on 9620 kHz.

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

The broadcast was coming from the Issoudun 500kW transmitter in France.

The program consisted of music.

The overall reception of the Radio Algerienne was good.

SINPO
45344

Below is a short video showing my reception of Radio Algerienne

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, https://www.short-wave.info/, viewed 22nd July 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, https://shortwaveschedule.com/, viewed 22nd July 2022.

Radio Brasil Central, BRAZIL – 4985 kHz

At about 0905 UTC on 20th July 2022, I tuned in to Radio Brasil Central, BRAZIL, broadcasting in the Portuguese language on 4985 kHz.

Above:- World globe showing Brazil. c/o Wikipedia.

The broadcast was coming from the Goiania 10kW transmitter in BRAZIL.

The program consisted of music.

The overall reception of the Radio Brasil Central was poor. The band was very noisy with static crashes.

SINPO
35232

Below is a short video showing my reception of Radio Brasil Central.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2022, https://www.short-wave.info/, viewed 20th July 2022.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2022, https://shortwaveschedule.com/, viewed 20th July 2022.

2022 Remembrance Day (RD) Contest

I took part in the Remembrance Day (RD) Contest over the weekend. It also coincided with the very first sleepover of my little grandson Flynn. But thanks to my wife Marija, I got on air whenever possible.

I made a total of 812 QSOs with a claimed score of 974 points. Contacts were made on 20, 40, & 80m SSB.

The majority of my contacts were on the 40m band. The graph below shows my QSOs per band.

The graph below shows my contacts per State/Territory. The significant majority were into Victoria (VK3). It was really pleasing to get so many contacts into Western Australia (VK6).

Saturday afternoon on 20m was a write-off for the contest, as I was swamped with calls from Europe and UK, and worked a bit of a pile-up. Unfortunately, contacts outside of VK, ZL, & P29 do not count for the RD Contest.

The map below shows my contacts, both RD and DX contacts.

The map below shows my long path 20m contacts into Europe/United Kingdom on Saturday afternoon.

The map below shows my contacts around Australia and New Zealand during the contest. There was not a huge amount of ZL participation that I experienced. I logged 20 ZL contacts.

Whilst working VK and ZL on 40m on Saturday evening I was called by a station in Peru in South America. That was a real surprise.

Thanks to everyone who called. Although a long way off the leaders I had a lot of fun.