[VK5PAS] Radio Farda - 15690 kHz

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Radio Farda - 15690 kHz

Posted: 23 Oct 2021 04:46 AM PDT

My final station logged on Sunday evening

(17th October 2021) was Radio
Farda on 15690 kHz in the 19m shortwave band. The broadcast was in the
Farsi language.
Radio Farda is the Persian language broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty, providing 24/7 radio programs for Iran on multiple platforms
including shortwave.

Radio Farda first aired December 2002. Radio Farda broadcasts news on
topics like political, cultural, social, and art with an emphasis on Iran.
The name Farda means tomorrow in Persian. Radio Fardas broadcasts have been
continually blocked by Iranian authorities over the history of its
Overall reception of Radio Farda was good.

Below is a short video of my reception of Radio Farda.


Radio Farda, 2021, <https://en.radiofarda.com/p/6258.html>, viewed 23rd
October 2021Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Farda>,
viewed 23rd October 2021

KSDA Adventist World Radio, GUAM - 15715 kHz

Posted: 23 Oct 2021 03:05 AM PDT

I then tuned into KSDA Adventist World Radio in GUAM on 15715 kHz in the
19m shortwave band. They were broadcasting in the Mandarin language.
Adventist World Radio

(AWR) is a religious broadcast station. Their
website states:-
No walls, no borders, no limits. AWR’s broadcasts travel where missionaries
cannot go, transforming lives for eternity.

Adventist World Radio commenced airing programs for the first time in 1971
from a rented shortwave station in Portugal. The main focus of the
broadcasts was to carry the gospel into Eastern Europe, the Middle East,
and North Africa. AWR subsequently decided to build its own shortwave
station on the island of Guam. In 1987 broadcasts began from KSDA-SW,
covering the entire Pacific Rim: North and South Korea, Japan, China, and
other neighbouring countries.
AWR broadcasts in about 80 languages via AWR’s Guam station and leased
transmitters in various locations

(see the map below):

Above:- Transmitter locations of AWR. Image c/o adventistreview.org
KSDA broadcasts from the island of Guam in the Pacific.

Above:- Map showing the location of Guam. Map c/o Google maps
The video below shows the AWR Guam radio towers.

I was copying KSDA well. The signal strength was strong with only minimal

Below is a short video of my reception of Adventist World Radio.


Adventist World Radio, 2021, <https://awr.org/about/>, viewed 23rd October
2021Adventist Review, 2021, <https://www.adventistreview.org/1513-18>,
viewed 23rd October 2021

Radio New Zealand - 7245 kHz

Posted: 23 Oct 2021 01:53 AM PDT

I then logged Radio New Zealand on 7245 kHz in the 41m band.

The Radio New Zealand signal was really coming in beautifully here. It was
armchair copy.

Their program was in the English language and was the All Night program
featuring news, weather, sports, and music.
Below is a short video to show how well Radio New Zealand was coming into
my location.

NHK World Japan - 7355 kHz

Posted: 22 Oct 2021 09:52 PM PDT

My third station in the log on Sunday evening

(17th October 2021) was NHK
World Japan on 7355 kHz in the 41m band.

Above:- Map of Japan. c/o Google maps
NHK World-Japan (also known simply as NHK World) is the international arm
of the Japanese state-controlled public broadcaster.

NHK began shortwave broadcasting on an experimental basis in the 1930s, and
began regular English- and Japanese-language shortwave broadcasts in 1935
under the name Radio Japan.

Above:- NHK Broadcasting Centre

(headquarters). Image c/o Wikipedia
Here is a promotional video from NHK World.

Overall reception of NHK was good.  The signal strength was good and there
was slight fading of the signal.  However there was interference from 7345
in the Chinese language.  I experienced some static crashes on the band.

Below is a video of my reception of NHK World Japan.


Wikipedia, 2021, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK_World-Japan#Radio>,
viewed 23rd October 2021

Radio Marti - 7335 kHz

Posted: 22 Oct 2021 09:06 PM PDT

Second in the log on Sunday night

(17th October 2021) was Radio Marti in
the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on 7335 kHz in the 41m band.
Radio Televisión Martí is an American state-run radio and television
international broadcaster based in Miami, Florida. The station transmits
in the Spanish language to Cuba. Radio Marti was established in 1983 with
the addition of TV Martí in 1990. The station broadcasts news and
information to Cuba to promote freedom and democracy. US Congress has
provided more than $660 million to fund these efforts.

During the early 1980s, the United States Government planned to create a
radio station to be known as Radio Free Cuba. Its mission was to fight
communism in the hope of hastening the fall of the Cuban President Fidel
Castro. The station was established in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan at
the urging of Jorge Mas Canosa, a Cuban-American exile.

President Ronald Reagan. Image c/o Wikipedia
The station was renamed Radio Marti after Jose Marti who had fought for
Cubas independence from Spain and against US influence in the Americas. 

Above:- Jose Marti. Image c/o Wikipedia
I was receiving Radio Marti very well. The signal strength was strong and
there was no interference from nearby stations. Fading of the signal was
only slight.

Below is a short video on my reception of Radio Marti.


Wikipedia, 2021,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_y_Televisi%C3%B3n_Mart%C3%AD> viewed
23rd October 2021American University Washington DC, 2021,
viewed 23rd October 2021

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