Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Fahey, who shared the following comment in reply to this recent post. Mark writes:
A few years ago I traveled Beijing to Helsinki – a 3 week journey via the all stops SLOWWWWW trains via Ulan Bator & Moscow. I was only carrying a backpack so I took along a Tecsun PL-380 (I think that was the model? – It’s up in my Bali home at the moment so I can’t check for sure) and it worked amazing well using the whip next to the train window.
On the journey I passed the Voice Of Mongolia SW Transmitter site – here is a link to my video of the antennas and township (Khonhor) – was a great trip! I will be doing it again next year – this time slightly longer Shanghai to Frankfurt.
That’s just brilliant, Mark! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to a full tour of the Voice of Mongolia next time you’re passing by! 😉
https://www.google.com/maps/place/47%C2%B048'14.0%22N+107%C2%B010'26.0%22Eemail@example.com,107.1804309,2196m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d47.803889!4d107.173889 shows a satellite view of the transmitter site.
Transmitter power 250 kW
Transmission frequencies 12085 kHz for SE Asia 09:00 UTC
12015 kHz for Europe @ 15:00 UTC
http://www.vom.mn/en is the Voice of Mongolia website.
http://www.vom.mn/en then click on Broadcast
There is theme music then a list of broadcast frequencies and then the news once a day.
Fascinating. Wonderful video, and what an adventure by radio AND by rail. Safe travels and happy radioing on your next trip, too!
So cool! Thanks for sharing the video.
It’s a more impressive facility than I was expecting, considering how difficult they are to hear outside of Asia.
What Frequency did you pick them up on. Thanks