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Hello Akbar: wonderful to hear from you again. Hope you are having a
happy New Year. Thank you for your reception report below; we're happy
to report that it is confirmed and that we will send you our 11th
Anniversary QSL later today.
I apologize for not sending a reply to your previous report but it was
never delivered. During January, there were some problems with emails
sent to qsl@xxxxxxx as this account is an alias for my personal INBOX at
aj@xxxxxxxx For some reason, our IT department decided that my personal
account must be changed to janitscheka@xxxxxxx to match RFA's
long-standing naming convention for email accounts. It was not until
January 25th that we realized the problem and corrected it. While all
is working properly now, it seems that many reception reports sent to
qsl@xxxxxxx, or to aj@xxxxxxx were simply not received.
If you know of anyone else that is also missing confirmations from RFA,
pls ask them to write directly to me or to qsl@xxxxxxx again so we can
work on confirming their outstanding reports, no matter how old the
Thank you again for your email; it's always a pleasure to hear from you.
Radio Free Asia
From: Akbar Indra Gunawan [mailto:support@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:00 AM
To: A J Janitschek
Subject: Question about my reception report
Last month, I had sent my reception report on your Vietnamese broadcast
on December 30, 2007 at 23.30 - 23.47 UTC on 11,605 kHz. I sent my
report to your email address at qsl@xxxxxxxx Have you received my
previous email and sent your QSL card for confirmation on my report?
Please inform me about my report, I am afraid that my email could not
reach your email inbox. In this email, I would re-write my report, just
in case my previous email has failed to reach your email inbox, here is
Date (UTC) : December 30, 2007
Freq / Language : 11,605 kHz ( Vietnamese )
Time : 23.30 - 23.47 UTC
S I N P O : 3 4 3 3 3
The signal of your transmission was in fair strength, and propagation
condition was also generally in fair condition. These conditions were
stable during I tuned-in to this broadcast. Even though there was weak
interference from another station near your frequency, it did not make
much trouble to your signal. Unfortunately, I could not identify the
name of station since its strength was weak. Atmospheric noise was
rarely heard with its strength was between weak and fair, but mostly it
was in fair strength. In over all, reception condition of your
Vietnamese transmission was fair.
When I started to tune-in to your signal at 23.30 UTC, I could hear an
instrumental music as opening of your broadcast. Then, a female
announcer talked for a while in Vietnamese, she mentioned "Washington".
Then, a very brief instrumental music was played, and the same female
announcer started to host a talk program, she mentioned Pakistan and
Benazir Bhutto. At around 23.32 UTC, a male announcer continued to host
this program. A minute later, another male announcer joined to talk. He
talked for a minute only, which followed by the first male announcer
continued to talk in this program.
At around 23.37 UTC, brief instrumental music was played, which followed
by a female announcer continued to talk in this program. She was the
same female who talked in the beginning of this program. She talked for
a minute only, which followed by male announcer continued to talk in
this program. Then, other male announcers also joined to talk in this
program, I presumed this talk was a discussion. At 23.46 UTC, the talk
was interrupted by a brief instrumental music. Then, the same female
announcer talked for a while, which followed by the previous discussion.
A minute later, at 23.47 UTC, I ended my reception on your Vietnamese
I do hope I could receive your QSL card for my reception report above,
please send it to my address:
Akbar Indra Gunawan
JL. Nurul Hikmah IV No.27A
Tugu - Cimanggis - Depok 16951
Jawa Barat - Indonesia
Thank you very much for your time and attention to read and confirm my
reception report. Waiting for your email respond and your QSL card in
the near future.
Akbar Indra Gunawan
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