Easy Shortwave Listening in Northern Germany (July/August 2011)

The following are shortwave radio stations recorded during the past two weeks. Receiver: Grundig Satellit 300, a “toe in the water” at the time it was manufactured in the first half of the 1980s, with some eight meters of copper wire added as an antenna, to keep it portable. Mostly listened while at work outdoors, or at the desk. Some of the “P” ratings (within “SINPO”) could have been better if there hadn’t been an electric fence around.

To make the following table load accurately, you will probably need to click this blogpost’s headline to view it individually.

Frequency Station Location Language Date Time (GMT) S I N P O
15,522 kHz Voice of Tibet » TJK » Mandarin August 7, 2011 13:37 – 13:53  3 3  5  3  3
17,515 kHz China National Radio CHN » Mandarin August 7, 2011 13:00 – 13:30 5 5 5 4 4
17610 kHz1) IRIB Tehran IRN » Mandarin August 7, 2011 12:05 – 12:50 3 5 4 3 3
4,905 kHz PBS Tibet TIB » English August 5, 2011 22:30 – 23:00 4 5 4 4 4
17,670 kHz Radio Romania Int’l ROU » English July 30, 2011 11:32 – 11:50 5 5 5 4 4
21,630 kHz IRIB Tehran IRN » English July 30, 2011 11:03 – 11:25 4 5 4 3 3
15,270 kHz2) Radio Cairo EGY » English July 29, 2011 19:04 – 19:15 5 4 4 5 4
Voice of Vietnam QSL, 1980s

This isn't one of the smartest designs in my old QSL card collection, but no other card was as beautifully hand-written as this one.

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Notes

1) also on 17670, but with a much weaker signal there
2) Egypt may be undergoing big political changes, but modulation has remained unrevolutionized so far and was as terrible as ever (if not worse).
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