Log: Sudan, 765 kHz.

African medium wave: SRTC Al-Barnameg al-Aam, the state broadcaster from Sudan can also be heard in Salzburg via the Khartoum/Soba station at about 18.15 UT on 765 kHz. Caution, Saudi Arabia also broadcasts in Arabic here.

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Use CMCCs!

A visible note for outdoor antenna users: Use CMCCs! These Common-mode current choke are absolutely worth their money, especially with longer coax feed lines in receive mode. As an example here is a screen of the Solomon Islands on 5020 kHz at my Asia Beverage, to see and hear the signal from the Pacific Ocean only with S3/S5, but the noise floor below (!) – 140 dBm makes listening possible. I use CMCCs from remoteqth.com and Bonito.

QSL: Myanma, 594 kHz.

Southeast Asia! Myanma Radio from Naypyidaw confirmed today the mediumwave reception of the broadcast on 594 kHz with his QSL card. After many attempts in autumn last year, I was able to listen to the local morning broadcast from the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar” in mid-October around 23.25 UT here in Salzburg. Very happy about that QSL.

Asia Logs.

Yesterday I searched the mediumwave band towards Asia and the Middle East, the reception is already getting very spring-like, the signal strength is relatively low. Today compared to yesterday even lower signals. The best reception time is around 1530 UT.
2020-02-01 – all times UTC/GMT
612 1530 IRN IRIB World Service, Qasr-e Shirin (ksh) 3077 km
621 1531 AFG VOA Deewa Radio, Tani-Khost (kho) 4941 km
621 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Khalij-e Fars, Bandar-e Abbas (hrg) 4378 km
648 1503 G Radio Caroline, Orfordness (ND) (EN-SFK) 941 km
684 1530 IRN I RIB Sedaye Khorasan-e Razavi, Mashhad/Gaem (rkh) 3966 km
747 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Kerman, Sirjan (krm) 4157 km
765 1540 IRN IRIB World Service, Chah Bahar (sib) 4812 km
774 1535 EGY ERTU Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Abis (bhy) 2358 km
819 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Mazandaran, Sari/Khazarabad (mzd) 3462 km
828 1530 RUS Radiogazeta Slovo Sankt-Peterburga, Sankt-Peterburg (SP) 1742 km
837 1500 CHN CNR 5 Zhonghua zhi Sheng, Quanzhou/NRTA641 (FJ) 9066 km
846 1530 IND AIR West, Ahmedabad A (GJ) 5898 km
864 1530 EGY ERTU Al-Quran al-Karim, Santah (ghb) 2451 km
918 1500 IND AIR North, Suratgarh (RJ) 5518 km
927 1535 ARS SBA Radio Jeddah, Al-Hofuf=Al-Hufuf (shy) 4059 km
936 1530 IRN IRIB R.Markaze Azerbaijaneh Gharb, Fesanduz (waz) 2915 km
972 1510 IRN IRIB Radio Ilam, Ilam (ilm) 3188 km
990 1522 IND AIR North, Jammu A (JK) 5344 km
1026 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Tabriz, Azarshahr (eaz) 2867 km
1035 1530 EST Radio Eli, Tartu/Sooranna (Tar) 1491 km
1125 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Qazvin, Qazvin (qzv) 3287 km
1134 1540 KWT Radio Kuwait Main Arabic, Kabd/Sulaibiyah (jah) 3624 km
1224 1545 IRN IRIB World Service/Neda al-Bahrain, Kish (hrg) 4255 km
1242 1535 OMA Radio Sultanate of Oman, As Seeb (msc) 4796 km
1242 1527 IND AIR North, Varanasi A (UP) 6483 km
1260 1530 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Peshawar (kpk) 5024 km
1269 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Ardabil, Khalkhal (ard) 3079 km
1278 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah=Bakhtaran (ksh) 3172 km
1296 1530 AFG VOA Radio Ashna, Kabul/Pol-e Charkhi (kab) 4820 km
1305 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Bushehr, Bushehr (bus) 3861 km
1368 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Golestan, Gonbad-e Qabus (gsn) 3588 km
1377 1530 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang/NRTA554 (HE) 7899 km
1395 1530 ARM Public Radio of Armenia/Iran International TV, Gavar (grk) 2674 km
1413 1530 MDA Vesti FM, Grigoriopol/Maiac (TN) 1228 km
1467 1530 KGZ TWR PANI/FEBA Radio, Krasnaya Rechka (cuy) 4738 km
1476 1530 UAE Radio Asia, Ras al-Khaimah (rak) 4460 km
1485 1501 ROU Radio Vocea Sperancei, Media; (SB) 877 km
1494 1530 MDA Radio Moldova Actualitai, Cahul (CH) 1175 km
1521 1500 CHN China Radio International [1521], Hutubi/NRTA654 (XJ) 5492 km
1557 1530 TWN Radio Taiwan International/Radio Free Asia, Kouhu (YL) 9270 km
1566 1530 KOR FEBC Korea/RFA/VOA/Radio Teos, Jeju=Cheju (jej) 8802 km

QSL: KRND, Wyoming.

In November I was able to hear a new US state in the mediumwave band with my Beverage Array, which is very rare in central Europe: KRND – Jota Mexicana from Cheyenne in Wyoming could be heard on the X-Band frequency 1630 kHz at 05:00 UT with Mexican music and several station announcements in Salzburg. After many attempts I managed to get an answer from the station and thus to have confirmed my 40th US state on mediumwave.