Voice of Turkey: July 20, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley notes:

 Live recording of the Voice of Turkey on 20 July 2015 beginning at 21:56:38 UTC on a frequency of 9830 kHz. The signal originates from a 500 kW transmitter in Emirler, near Ankara, Turkey, and was beamed 310° to Europe and North America. 

The recording, initially in English, begins with the tuning or interval signal with station identification, time pips at 22:00 UTC, and sign-on announcement. The announced frequency of 9820 kHz is incorrect (closing announcement has correct frequency). Then follows a news program mentioning the suicide bombing in Suruc, a review of the Turkish press, a report on the Cyprus peace operation, the program "In the Heart of Nature" on Lake Van, the program "Eco-Friendly Tips," "Question of the Month," a musical interlude, news headlines, and the closing announcement. The program proper ends at about 22:45 UTC but the transmission continues with more than 10 minutes of tuning signal filler. The tuning signal is faded down and then restarts at 22:56 UTC in advance of the German program, which begins at 23:00 UTC. The program abruptly and prematurely ends at about 23:05 UTC possibly due to a transmitter problem. 

The broadcast was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in telescopic whip antenna in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada. Signal quality is generally good. However, at the beginning of the recording, there is interference from a radio teletype signal believed to originate from the U.S. military.