Voice of Mongolia via Shortwave Service: May 1, 2016

Live, off-air, half-hour recording of the Voice of Mongolia in English as transmitted by Shortwave Service (shortwaveservice.com) in Euskirchen, near Bonn, Germany, using a transmitter at Kall-Krekel, Germany, on 1 May 2016 from 15:00 to about 15:30 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 6005 kHz. The transmitter power is 1 kW with an essentially non-directional antenna.

The recording begins with the interval signal of Shortwave Service and an introduction to the Voice of Mongolia program in German. This is followed by the interval signal of the Voice of Mongolia and an edition of the "Sunday Music Program." The frequencies of the shortwave transmitters announced are only those of the Voice of Mongolia itself. The relay by Shortwave Service is not mentioned. The recording ends with the interval signal of Shortwave Service.

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 5.09 kHz total bandwidth RF filtering. Reception was reasonably good with some noise and fading.

Voice of Mongolia in English: December 24, 2015

Voice of Mongolia broadcasting in English to Southeast Asia.  Transmitted from Ulaanbaatar-Khonkhor at 250 kw.  Interval signal, sign on, news, music, a commentary on climate change in Mongolia, more music and sign off with schedule and addresses.  Received in Sydney, Australia, using a Degen DE1103 (the old, good one) and a 40 meter longwire.

Reader Chris shares travel recordings: Voice of Mongolia, Korea

Map pointing to Truk Lagoon (Source: truk-lagoon.com) SWLing Post reader, Chris Johnson, recently sent me a message confessing his love of travel combined with shortwave radio listening. When he told me about his enviable plans to travel to the tiny islands of Truk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia--and to record some of the broadcasts he heard--I asked if he would allow me to share his recordings on the Post. Fortunately for us, he agreed!

Below are two of his recordings, the first from the Voice of Mongolia, the second from the Voice of Korea. Both happen to be very difficult stations to catch here in eastern North America. His comments follow each recording:

Voice of Mongolia Shortwave Broadcast to Asia and Europe. Using a Sony ICF-SW7600G with a whip antenna. Recorded on 29 January 2013 at 1030z on 12085 khz from the Blue Lagoon Resort, Truk Lagoon, Federated States of Micronesia. The broadcast interval signal begins at 1:35

Voice of Korea; Recorded on a Sony ICF-SW7600G using a whip antenna. 7 February 2013 on 15100 khz at 0500z Location; Puka Beach, Boracay Island, Philippines. The program was scheduled for 60 minutes but due to the frequent power outages in the DPRK, the program ceased at approximately 52 minutes.

Thanks, Chris!