• [VK5PAS] Radio Farda - 15690 kHz

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    Radio Farda - 15690 kHz

    Posted: 23 Oct 2021 04:46 AM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/23/radio-farda-15690-khz/

    My final station logged on Sunday evening

    (17th October 2021) was Radio
    Farda on 15690 kHz in the 19m shortwave band. The broadcast was in the
    Farsi language.
    Radio Farda is the Persian language broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, providing 24/7 radio programs for Iran on multiple platforms
    including shortwave.

    Radio Farda first aired December 2002. Radio Farda broadcasts news on
    topics like political, cultural, social, and art with an emphasis on Iran.
    The name Farda means tomorrow in Persian. Radio Fardas broadcasts have been continually blocked by Iranian authorities over the history of its
    Overall reception of Radio Farda was good.

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


    Radio Farda, 2021, <https://en.radiofarda.com/p/6258.html>, viewed 23rd
    October 2021Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Farda>, viewed 23rd October 2021

    KSDA Adventist World Radio, GUAM - 15715 kHz

    Posted: 23 Oct 2021 03:05 AM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/23/ksda-adventist-world-radio-guam-15715-khz/

    I then tuned into KSDA Adventist World Radio in GUAM on 15715 kHz in the
    19m shortwave band. They were broadcasting in the Mandarin language.
    Adventist World Radio

    (AWR) is a religious broadcast station. Their
    website states:-
    No walls, no borders, no limits. AWR’s broadcasts travel where missionaries cannot go, transforming lives for eternity.

    Adventist World Radio commenced airing programs for the first time in 1971
    from a rented shortwave station in Portugal. The main focus of the
    broadcasts was to carry the gospel into Eastern Europe, the Middle East,
    and North Africa. AWR subsequently decided to build its own shortwave
    station on the island of Guam. In 1987 broadcasts began from KSDA-SW,
    covering the entire Pacific Rim: North and South Korea, Japan, China, and
    other neighbouring countries.
    AWR broadcasts in about 80 languages via AWR’s Guam station and leased transmitters in various locations

    (see the map below):

    Above:- Transmitter locations of AWR. Image c/o adventistreview.org
    KSDA broadcasts from the island of Guam in the Pacific.

    Above:- Map showing the location of Guam. Map c/o Google maps
    The video below shows the AWR Guam radio towers.

    I was copying KSDA well. The signal strength was strong with only minimal fading.

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


    Adventist World Radio, 2021, <https://awr.org/about/>, viewed 23rd October 2021Adventist Review, 2021, <https://www.adventistreview.org/1513-18>,
    viewed 23rd October 2021

    Radio New Zealand - 7245 kHz

    Posted: 23 Oct 2021 01:53 AM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/23/radio-new-zealand-7245-khz/

    I then logged Radio New Zealand on 7245 kHz in the 41m band.

    The Radio New Zealand signal was really coming in beautifully here. It was armchair copy.

    Their program was in the English language and was the All Night program featuring news, weather, sports, and music.
    Below is a short video to show how well Radio New Zealand was coming into
    my location.

    NHK World Japan - 7355 kHz

    Posted: 22 Oct 2021 09:52 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/23/nhk-world-japan-7355-khz/

    My third station in the log on Sunday evening

    (17th October 2021) was NHK
    World Japan on 7355 kHz in the 41m band.

    Above:- Map of Japan. c/o Google maps
    NHK World-Japan (also known simply as NHK World) is the international arm
    of the Japanese state-controlled public broadcaster.

    NHK began shortwave broadcasting on an experimental basis in the 1930s, and began regular English- and Japanese-language shortwave broadcasts in 1935
    under the name Radio Japan.

    Above:- NHK Broadcasting Centre

    (headquarters). Image c/o Wikipedia
    Here is a promotional video from NHK World.

    Overall reception of NHK was good.  The signal strength was good and there
    was slight fading of the signal.  However there was interference from 7345
    in the Chinese language.  I experienced some static crashes on the band.

    Below is a video of my reception of NHK World Japan.


    Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK_World-Japan#Radio>,
    viewed 23rd October 2021

    Radio Marti - 7335 kHz

    Posted: 22 Oct 2021 09:06 PM PDT https://vk5pas.org/2021/10/23/radio-marti-7335-khz/

    Second in the log on Sunday night

    (17th October 2021) was Radio Marti in
    the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on 7335 kHz in the 41m band.
    Radio Televisión Martí is an American state-run radio and television international broadcaster based in Miami, Florida. The station transmits
    in the Spanish language to Cuba. Radio Marti was established in 1983 with
    the addition of TV Martí in 1990. The station broadcasts news and
    information to Cuba to promote freedom and democracy. US Congress has
    provided more than $660 million to fund these efforts.

    During the early 1980s, the United States Government planned to create a
    radio station to be known as Radio Free Cuba. Its mission was to fight communism in the hope of hastening the fall of the Cuban President Fidel Castro. The station was established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan at
    the urging of Jorge Mas Canosa, a Cuban-American exile.

    President Ronald Reagan. Image c/o Wikipedia
    The station was renamed Radio Marti after Jose Marti who had fought for
    Cubas independence from Spain and against US influence in the Americas. 

    Above:- Jose Marti. Image c/o Wikipedia
    I was receiving Radio Marti very well. The signal strength was strong and there was no interference from nearby stations. Fading of the signal was
    only slight.

    Below is a short video on my reception of Radio Marti.


    Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_y_Televisi%C3%B3n_Mart%C3%AD> viewed
    23rd October 2021American University Washington DC, 2021, <https://www.american.edu/centers/latin-american-latino-studies/cuba-archive-tv-and-radio-marti.cfm>,
    viewed 23rd October 2021

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