Voice of Turkey: July 16, 2016

Live, off-air, approximately one-hour recording of the Voice of Turkey in English on 16 July 2016 beginning a few minutes before 12:30 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 15450 kHz. The signal originates from a 500 kW transmitter in Emirler, near Ankara, Turkey, and was beamed 318° to Europe.

This broadcast was the first English-language Voice of Turkey broadcast produced after the start of the attempted military coup in Turkey, which took place overnight on 15 and 16 July 2016. The recording starts with the tuning or interval signal with time pips beginning at the 03m:00s mark. The news bulletin, following the sign-on announcement, is devoted to reports about the coup attempt. Regular programming follows.

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in AM mode with 9.09 kHz RF filtering. Reception was very good with a strong signal, no interference, and negligible fading.