Radio Prague International, CZECH REPUBLIC – 5050 kHz

At 1142 UTC on 29th December 2021, I tuned in to Radio Prague International broadcasting on 5050 kHz in the Spanish language.

The broadcast was coming from their Okeechobee Florida 100kW transmitter.

The overall reception of Radio Prague was fair. The signal strength was fair and there was a moderate amount of static crashes on the band.

SINPO
35343

Below is a video of my reception of Radio Prague International.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 29th December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 29th December 2021.

KTWR GUAM – 11965 kHz

I then tuned in at 1054 UTC on 29th December 2021, to KTWR GUAM. They were initially broadcasting in the Sundanese language. From 1100 UTC they were broadcasting in the English language.

The overall reception of KTWR was fair – good. The signal strength was good and there was slight fading on the signal. There was some ‘bleed over’ from Sound of Hope on 11975 kHz until 1100 UTC. After 1100 UTC there was only slight interference from the Sound of Hope.

SINPO
44444

Below is a video of my reception of KTWR.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 29th December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 29th December 2021.

IBRA – Radio Sadaye Zindagi – 15490 kHz

Next on Wednesday 29th December 2021, I tuned in to IBRA – Radio Sadaye Zindagi broadcasting in the Dari language on 15490 kHz. This was a new station for me.

Sadaye Zindagi means ‘Sound of Life’. The station is part of Pamir Ministries and has been broadcasting since 1992.

The overall reception of Radio Sadaye Zindagi was fair. The signal strength was fair and there was slight fading on the signal. There was some ‘bleed over’ from CNR1 in China on 15480 kHz.

SINPO
33343

Below is a short video of my reception of Radio Sadaye Zindagi.

References.

  1. Afghan Christian Radio, 2021, <http://sadayezindagi.com/mailform.jsp>, viewed 29th Decembeer 2021.
  2. Pamir Ministries, 2021, <https://pamirministries.org/radio>, viewed 29th December 2021.
  3. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 29th December 2021.
  4. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 29th December 2021.

Adventist World Radio – Voice of Hope – 15145 kHz

At about 0811 UTC on Wednesday 29th December 2021, I tuned in to Adventist World Radio – The Voice of Hope, broadcasting in the French language on 15.145 kHz.

Adventist World Radio has been broadcasting since October 1971, when it commenced leasing shortwave airtime in Portugal. In 2011, during WAR’s 40th anniversary, they were reaching nearly 100 broadcast languages.

Adventist World Radio website states:-

AWR broadcasts the Advent hope in Christ through the most effective media to the people of the world in their own languages. Radio overcomes the barriers of government restrictions, cultural opposition, illiteracy, and geography.”

The broadcast was originating from AWR’s Moosbrunn 300kW transmitter in Austria.

The overall reception of Adventist World Radio was excellent. The signal strength was very strong and there was no fading on the signal and no interference from other stations.

SINPO
55455

Below is a short video of my reception of Adventist World Radio.

References.

  1. Adventist World Radio, 2021, <https://awr.org/about/history/>, viewed 29th December 2021
  2. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 29th December 2021.
  3. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 29th December 2021.

KBS World Radio, SOUTH KOREA – 9570 kHz

Next on Tuesday 28th December 2021, I tuned in to KBS World Radio, SOUTH KOREA, broadcasting on 9570 kHz in the English language.

The broadcast was coming from KBS Kimjae 100kW transmitter site. The broadcast included the News and the Korea 24 program.

The overall reception of KBS was excellent. The signal strength was very strong and there was no interference from other stations. There was very little if any fading on the signal.

SINPO
55455

Below is a short video of my reception of KBS World.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 28th December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 28th December 2021.

CNR2 Business Radio – 9515 kHz

At about 1223 UTC on 28th December 2021, I tuned in to China National Radio CNR2 Business Radio, broadcasting in the Chinese language on 9515 kHz.

The broadcast was originating from the Beijing 100kW transmitter.

The overall reception of CNR2 was excellent. The signal was very strong and there was minimal fading on the signal.

SINPO
55445

Below is a short video of my reception of CNR7 Business Radio.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 28th December 2021
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 28th December 2021

Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran – 15240 kHz

At about 1208 UTC on Tuesday 28th December 2021, I tuned in to the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting in the Hebrew language on 15240 kHz.

The broadcast was coming from their Sirjan 500kW transmitter.

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

The overall reception was fair. The signal strength was fair and there was only slight fading on the signal. However, there were moderate static crashes on the band.

SINPO
35343

Below is a video showing my reception of the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 28th December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 28th December 2021.

Voice of the People, SOUTH KOREA – 4450 kHz and 3480 kHz

On the 28th December 2021, I tuned in to the Voice of the People broadcasting in the Korean language on 4450 kHz. Unfortunately, just after tuning in, a jamming signal (siren) started up on the frequency. It was so loud it totally blocked out the signal from the Voice of the People.

Above:- World globe showing Korea. Image c/o Wikipedia

So I then moved to 3480 kHz where the Voice of the People was broadcasting and I noted that there was only minor interference – a siren type noise on the frequency. Unfortunately, loud static crashes on the band from local storms in Australia, made listening quite difficult.

SINPO
35243

Below is a video showing my reception of the Voice of the People on both of the frequencies.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 28th December 2021.

KBS World, SOUTH KOREA – 9770 kHz

On the 21st day of December 2021, I tuned in to KBS World Radio, SOUTH KOREA, broadcasting on 9770 kHz in the English language.

The broadcast was coming from KBS Kimjae 100kW transmitter. The program consisted of music.

The overall reception of KBS World was good. The signal strength was good and there was no interference from other stations. There were however moderate static crashes from storms in Australia, which affected listening pleasure.

SINPO
45344

Below is a video showing my reception of KBS.

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://short-wave.info/>, viewed 21st December 2021.
  2. Short Wave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 21st December 2021.

Radio Romania International – 15460 kHz

Next in the log on 18th December 2021, at about 1204 UTC, was Radio Romania International. They were broadcasting in the English language on 15460 kHz.

The broadcast was coming from their 300 kW transmitter at Galbeni-Bacau. Their program consisted of the News, The Week in Review, and Focus on Romania.

The overall reception of Radio Romania International was excellent. The signal strength was very strong and there was no fading on the signal and absolutely no interference from other stations.

SINPO
55455

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

References.

  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <https://www.short-wave.info/>, viewed 18th December 2021.
  2. Shortwave Schedule, 2021, <https://shortwaveschedule.com/>, viewed 18th December 2021.