Friday, October 4, 2013

QSL From Voice of Turkey And Their Latest Interval Signal


On October 3rd,2013, I received another QSL Card from Voice of Turkey English Service for a reception report on August 31st.
Here is the scanned version of the both sides of the QSL Card.
Recently, along with other Radio Monitors,I also observed new interval signal of Voice of Turkey.It is a continous music for a while not like the interval signal on air from Voice of Turkey preveiously..a music tune then station identification announcement and then again the tune followed..repeated in same pattern for a while.
Here is a few moments of the previous Voice of Turkey Interval Signal which I used to hear for many years.
The audio link:
https://app.box.com/s/opz02snlqxc9y3b61aqg
This was recorded wayback on  February 21,2010 from 1329utc on 15300kHz.
And here is the link to the latest Voice of Turkey Interval Signal...which I recorded on 2nd October(2013) on 15520kHz from 1628utc.
The audio link:
https://app.box.com/s/baw2im7d1afwahdjlczw
More QSL updates plus reception logs etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

A Old & Out of Order Receiver





The above photographs are of a Old also now going out of order, Philips Receiver of one of my uncle who bought it perhaps in late 1970s a few months after he joined  a state government job in Assam.He used to listen mainly news regulary at the top volume so that others also could listen it.And I also listened numerous  hours of radio programing  via it  wayback in late 1980s & 1990-1991 period specially at night & early morning hours when he was out of station.I still remember listening to Voice of America Programing specially News & News related programs, BBC World Service & above all numerous hours of BBC Cricket Test Match Special besides our All India Radio-Guwahati programs on medium wave.It was working more or less satisfactory until one and half year back.Though he visited local electronic shop for repair but they replied parts were not available .He was sad as if he lost a closed  friend..... he lost his long time talking ,news giving companion.....And he is still keeping this receiver at his home as a personal memory.

Thanking You
 73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)