Warm greetings from Malaysia!
I’m happy to inform you that I had the fortune to hear Radio Dialogue via Radio Netherlands Worldwide relay station in Madagascar (MBLOBE) on the short-wave frequency of 12.105 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area.
Your station was heard from 16.45 to 17.00 UTC on 1 December 2012 with good signal strength and clarity. To give you an idea of how your station sounded in Malaysia at 16.50 UTC, you may listen to this sound file: http://soundcloud.com/shortwavedxer/radio-dialogue-zumbabwe-1-dec
Your broadcast was monitored again on 2 December 2012, from 16.00 to 17.00 UTC. Quality of reception was very good also.
I’m certain you will find my reception report of these transmissions useful. Should they correctly match your log, I would kindly appreciate a QSL card or Letter of Verification from Radio Dialogue.
I look forward to hearing from you soon confirming this report and your QSL will be forthcoming. It would be very much appreciated.
Thank you and all the best!
60, Jalan USJ 14/1F
Taman Seafield UEP
47630 Subang Jaya, Selangor
RECEPTION REPORT FOR QSL
Station: Radio Dialogue “Giving You A Voice”
Studio Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
TX Location (presumed): Malagasy Talata Volondry, Madagascar (via Radio Netherlands Worldwide relay station in Madagascar – MBLOBE)
Dates: 1 and 2 December 2012
Time monitored: 16.45 to 17.00 UTC (on 1 December 2012) and 16.00 to 17.00 (on 2 December 2012)
Frequency: 12.105 kHz
1 DECEMBER 2012:
Reception (SINPO): 44433 – good signal strength with atmospheric noise and fading, otherwise clear transmission
Details of programming in vernacular language:
16.45 – African music
16.54 – Discussion / interview with a man and a woman, which was moderated by a male announcer
16.59 – Brief music, followed by silence
17.00 – Transmission ended
2 DECEMBER 2012
Time monitored: 16.00 to 16.35 UTC
Reception (SINPO): 45444 – Transmitter audio feed had a few hiccups at first and only carrier was heard. Once this was resolved. signal strength was good with slight fading.
Programme details of broadcast:
16.00 – Station ID presented by male announcer in English
16.03 – Discussion in English on abortion. A lady called “Grace” voiced her opinion. Another male listener gave his opinion on sexual responsibility. Other callers voiced their opinions on abortion in Zimbabwe. Programme was moderated by a male announcer with periodic station IDs “Radio Dialogue”.
16.18 – Station ID presented by female announcers, followed by Zimbabwean music
16.19 – Station ID, followed by talking in local vernacular from
a male announcer with Zimbabwean music (1 song)
16.30 – Broadcast continued with more talk (an interview with a man)
16.37 – DJ returned with station
ID, mentioning address, phone number, website, shortwave and FM frequencies and Facebook
16.39 – Station ID with female announcer, followed by a woman expressing her views on an issue
16.43 – Brief Music (1 song), then male DJ returned
16.45 – A discussion between two men
16.49 – Brief Music (1 song), then male DJ returned with ID, mentioning address, phone number, and shortwave and FM frequencies
16.51 – Station ID with female announcer, followed by music filler
16.52 – Music (2 vocal songs)
16.56 – Discussion with a man talking about “struggling to make ends meet” and “job skills”; woman talking about “lack of job skills” as blame for unemployment
17.00 – Instrumental music, then transmission ended
Receiver used: Grundig Satellit 750
Antenna: elevated 13-meter external 1/4 wave aerial linked to 15 meters of shielded 50 ohm coaxial cable which is fed through an MFJ-956 antenna tuner
Just to report that your station gets through to Denmark in a very good quality. I do not really understand the language, but station IDs are in english and you play some good music. My wife is kenyan, so I often enjoy listening to what I can find of african stations.
Today is 4. June 2013 and broadcast is at 16 to 17 UTC. Frequency is 15105 kHz. Receiver is Yaesu FRG-100 with a small outdoor antenna. SINPO code is 45444 which is excellent!
Best regards and good luck for the future!
Michael Meyer, Denmark