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    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 08:28 PM PDT

    Next in my log was WWCR on 4840 kHz broadcasting from the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    From the WWCR website:
    WWCR has four 100,000 Watt, state of the art, transmitters which serve the world on 10 different broadcasting channels. Together our transmitters
    provide over 400 religious and talk programs direct from Nashville,
    Tennessee, USA, to a global audience.

    My reception of WWCR was good. The signal strength was good with no interference from other stations. There was just slight fading on the

    Below is a short video showing my reception of WWCR.

    Voice of Vietnam

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 08:05 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/17/voice-of-vietnam/

    I then tuned into the Voice of Vietnam on 9840 kHz on the 31m shortwave

    Above:- Globe showing the location of Vietnam. Image c/o Wikipedia
    The Voice of Vietnam is the Vietnamese national radio broadcaster. It is directly controlled by the Vietnamese Government and is tasked with propagating the views, policies of the Party and the laws of the state.

    Prior to 1945, the Vietnamese were banned from owning radio receivers, and broadcasting was under control of the French colonial government. They established the first radio station in Vietnam, Radio Saigon, in the late 1920s.
    Following Reunification, all of the radio stations were combined into the Voice of Vietnam, which became the national radio station in 1978.
    Reception of the Voice of Vietnam was severely impacted by a Chinese
    language station on 9830 khz.

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


    Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_Vietnam>, viewed
    17th October 2021.

    WRMI Radio Miami International

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 07:42 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/17/wrmi-radio-miami-international/

    On Monday night

    (11th October 2021) I logged some more shortwave broadcast
    stations. First in the log was WRMI Radio Miami International on 5010 kHz
    on the 60m band.

    Radio Miami International was founded in 1989 by Jeff White

    General Manager) and Kiko Espinosa

    (chief engineer, who passed away in
    In 2013 WRMI purchased the former Family Radio shortwave station in
    Okeechobee, Florida. This is the largest privately owned shortwave station
    in the Western hemisphere, consisting of 660 acres which is also used as a cattle ranch. It has 14 transmitters, most of them 1000,000 watts, and 23 antennas beamed in eleven different directions around the world.

    I was receiving WRMI overall fair. The signal strength was fair with
    moderate interference from other stations. Fading on the signal was fair
    and I was experiencing some static crashes.

    Below is a short video of my reception of WRMI.


    WRMI, 2021, <https://www.wrmi.net/index.php/about-wrmi/>, viewed 17th
    October 2021

    Beibu Bay Radio

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 07:07 PM PDT

    My last station logged for Sunday night

    (10th October 20210) was Beibuy Bay
    Radio in CHINA on 5050 kHz on the 60m band.

    Beibu Bay Radio broadcasts from Nanning, capital of the Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangxi, CHINA

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

    Below is a short video of my reception of Beibu Bay Radio.

    medxr, 2021, <https://medxr.blogspot.com/2021/01/spotlight-voice-of-beibu-bay-radio.html>, viewed 17th October 2021.

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 06:42 PM PDT

    On Sunday evening

    (10th October 2021) I then tuned into WBCQ on 9330 kHz on
    the 31m band.
    WBCQ is an international shortwave broadcast station located in Monticello, Main, in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. They broadcast on 7490 kHz, 9330
    kHz, 4790 kHz, 3265 kHZ, and 6160 kHz.

    In 2018, WBCQ applied for a transmitter license associated with a rotatable antenna, later revealed to be a 500 kW transmitter for an Ampegon rotatable curtain antenna on a single mast.
    WBCQ was coming in very nicely to my location. The signal was excellent,
    with nil interference, and only slight fading on the signal. Their
    broadcast consisted of a religious program and their Mailbag program.

    Below is a short video of my reception of WBCQ.


    WBCQ, 2021, <http://www.wbcq.com/>, viewed 17th October 2021Wikipedia,
    2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBCQ_(SW)>, viewed 17th October 2021

    Voice of Korea

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 06:08 PM PDT

    Next in my log was the Voice of Korea on 9435 kHz on the 31m band on
    The Voice of Korea is the international broadcasting service of North
    Korea. The station broadcasts in various languages including English,
    Chinese, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Up until 2002 the station was known
    as Radio Pyongyang.

    Above:- Map showing the location of North Korea. Map c/o Google maps
    The origins of Voice of Korea can be traced radio station JBBK in 1936 .
    JBBK was operated by the occupying Japanese forces. In October 1945 Radio Pyongyang was founded. On the 14th October programming was officialy inaugurated with a live broadcast of the victory speech of Kim II sung
    The 16th March 1947 saw the first foreign broadcast, in the Chinese
    language. In 1950 Japanese language broadcasts commenced, followed by
    English in 1951, French and Russian in 1963, Spanish in 1965, Arabic in
    1970, and German in 1983.
    By 1960, Radio Pyongyang broadcast 159 hours of programming every week. In 1970, weekly broadcasting hours totalled 330 hours and by 1980, 597 hours.
    In 1990 weekly broadcasting time fell to 534 hours per week, 529 in 1994,
    and 364 in 1996.
    In 2002, the station was renamed Voice of Korea.

    This was difficult copy of Radio Korea. The signal was good, however there
    was severe interference from 9440 kHz China Radio International. The
    stations music was very readable, but I struggled to understand what the announcers were saying due to the interference.

    Below is some short audio of how the Voice of Korea was coming in at my location.


    Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_Korea>, viewed
    17th October 2021.

    World Christian Radio African Pathways

    Posted: 16 Oct 2021 05:28 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/17/world-christian-radio-african-pathways/

    The next station in the log on Sunday evening was World Christian Radio
    African Pathways on 11825 kHz on the 25m band.

    World Christian Radio African Pathways transmitter site was coming from Madagascar off the eastern coast of Africa.

    More information can be found on their website at.. https://www.africanpathways.org
    Their broadcast consisted of religious programs and religious music. The station was coming in very nicely with a good signal, minimal fading, and slight interference from adjacent stations.

    Below is a short recording of African Pathways as heard at my location.

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