Logs for 25th March

Well conditions seem to be improving further. I didn’t get a whole lot of time to listen last night, but managed to enjoy the English broadcast from the Voice of Vietnam last night. This is only a half-hour slot between 20:30 and 21:00, but they pack in quite a lot of info. Last night included ‘Letterbox’ which I always find interesting as it shows the range of people and equipment that tune into their broadcasts. In fact most of these contact segments aired by a number of shortwave stations show just how many people do listen, even in these days of the internet and streaming audio etc.

I managed to bag a new South American station last night. A very poor signal and only by listening through the noise to pick out the language (Portuguese) and recognise that the music played was of Latin-American origin did I manage to ID it. That and the fact that they were the only station listed for that frequency at that time. So technically speaking, it was identification by elimination rather than direct ID. But I would image that a lot of shortwave listeners do this for the low-power stations.

Anyway, here are those that I logged, all using the Tecsun PL-600 and 15 metre long wire.

9390 Khz Thailand R. Thailand 20:06 UTC German. Music and chat. ID at 20:14 SINPO: 43344 2015-03-25

9625 Khz Japan R. Japan 20:40 UTC Japanese. Male announcer with discussion. SINPO: 32222 2015-03-25

9730 Khz Vietnam V.O. Vietnam 20:44 UTC English. Program about Vietnam hosting the IPDU conference. Followed by details about the weather in Vietnam. This was followed by ‘Letterbox’. At 20:55 there was an announcement about A15 schedules Music followed to broadcast end at 20:59 englishsection@vov.org.vn SINPO: 54444 2015-03-25

9725 Khz Brazil RB2 R.Clube Paranaense 21:35 UTC Portugese. Music and chat SINPO: 22222 2015-03-25

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