These are two of my favorite Shortwave stations/programs. I enjoy cultural
stuff, wether I listen passively or attentively. Plus, I can hear either
one pretty much anytime I tune in.
Conditions have to be beyond horrible, the worst all year for me to NOT be
able to hear Radio Thailand's 13745 khz broadcast to North America at
0000UTC. When conditions are good, the 13745 signal is rock solid and when
they are excellent, 13745 is like a traditional local AM signal would be.
I can even hear Radio Thailand's 9390khz 1900UTC broadcast to Europe, but
it takes pretty good conditions for that to be listenable. I sometimes
wonder if, when conditions are bad, am I the only one listening/able to
*Voice of Vietnam 7315khz*
This is their full half hour 0100UTC Broadcast in english on January 15th
via Cypress Creek, South Carolina.
The broadcast starts with the interval tune and a review of the upcoming
program, including a special report and talk of the weekend music session
show. News headlines are read by a female then a man reads the news in
detail and he later reads Vietnamese major news developments.
At about 0122, a segment starts up with the female announcer talking about
Vietnamese songs that are about the Vietnam country side.
SINPO Rating: 45344. Overall, pretty darn good with just a bit of
atmospheric noise and light fading. The speech was a little hard to hear
over the noise and fading.Music really punches through and is very clear.
Here's the full 28 minute broadcastfrom the date and time noted above:
*Radio Thailand 13745khz*
This is the 0000UTC January 14th broadcast in English to North America.
The male voice introduces the service then the station song/interval tune
plays. A voice introduces the news, a quick sponsor mention then the
anchors introduce themselves and begin reading the news.
News stories include His Majesty The King Concerned with those suffering
from flood conditions, a story from Chinese State Media about the
government being blocked form certain islands (I think that was the story?).
Bangkok Airlines ad then plays, they are a regular sponsor. Time check of
7:02AM then given and National news headlines are read., There's a story on
Joint Command Center for Peace and Order Around The Grand Palace removing
cooking tents after the 100th day of His Majesty's passing.
Global news starts at just before 0013UTC with headlines including Chinese
State Media warning that blocking it from islands it has built in contested
waters would lead to a devastating confrontation.
Other global news headlines included Indonesian police have released 8 men
who were deported from Singapore for possessing Islamic State material.
>From UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has returned to South Korea and
hinted he would possibly run for President.
Several promos and mentions during the events about things going on in
I enjoy hearing world news from a different point of view.
Just after 0057UTC, the anchors come back on to close out the broadcast and
invite folks to tune in again and listen for hourly updates.
An announcement then plays voiced by a male talking about 10 islands
nations working together for trade and economic reasons, the SE Asia
There's a bit of dead air before what sounds like a traditional Thai song
plays. The carrier drops at 00:59:30UTC and is off for about 30 seconds
before coming back for the Thai language service.
I love the Bells and music that play leading into the Thai language
service. However, a vocieover incorrectly identifies the service as being
the english language service.
SINPO Rating: 55455. Only the ever slighest bit of fading and noise at
times, but hardly there.
Here's the full hour long english broadcast:
Here I am standing in front of the radio station I work for:
Here I am standing ON the very very frozen (about 3 feet thick) Yukon River:
This is my listening post:
My radio sits on that chair after I brush off the snow. My longwires run in
2 different directions along the ground, now hidden by snow.,
Listening with a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot longwire, DXEngineering HF Preamp
and EmTech Zm2 Antenna tuner in Galena, Alaska. My location is a village of
500 people in the central part of the state, 300 miles west of Fairbanks,
300 miles east of Nome and 350 miles Northwest of Anchorage.
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