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KVOH re-launches this weekend on 9,975 kHz

KVOHCoverage-Map-VoiceOfHope(Source: KVOH)

The Voice of Hope, KVOH, is re-launching this weekend with a daily schedule on 9975 kHz, from 01:00-04:00 UTC, beginning on Saturday, 2nd November, 2013 (Friday evening in the Americas).

From Monday, 4th November (Sunday evening in the Americas), the schedule will be one hour later, from 02:00-05:00 UTC.

Programs will be in Spanish for the first two hours, and English for the third hour. This initial schedule will be expanded in the months to come, as airtime sales allow.

Click here to download the KVOH broadcasting schedule.

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Mike’s QSL card from KVOH

My good buddy and SWLing Post reader, Mike, recently mailed the QSL card he received from KVOH after one of their test broadcasts. I’m glad he sent it to share–I love the front of the QSL card, which shows the footprint of their signal:

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KVOH test broadcasts this weekend

KVOHCoverage-Map-VoiceOfHopeRay Robinson, Operations Manager at KVOH (Voice of Hope / Voz de Esperanza) writes:

[W]e would very much appreciate your reception reports (or preferably, recordings) of the tests we will be running on 9975 kHz on Friday and Saturday evenings this week. The exact times are:

  • Saturday 7th – 0100-0400 UTC
  • Sunday 8th  – 0100-0400 UTC

In North and Central America, that would be this Friday and Saturday evenings, 8-11pm Central, 9pm-12am Eastern. The test program will be similar to last time, but not exactly the same. It will contain segments in both English and Spanish.

The transmitter site is near Los Angeles, and here it is currently getting dark at about 0230 UTC (7:30pm local). Therefore, during the first half of these tests, the transmission path will be increasingly in darkness, and for the last 90 minutes or so will be in complete darkness. Please let us know what reception sounds like at your location as the evening progresses, and also what type of receiver and antenna you are using.

Reception reports may be emailed to “[email protected]” or sent to:

KVOH – Voice of Hope
P.O.Box 102
Los Angeles, CA 90078
United States of America

All correct reports will be verified with our QSL card.

Thank you very much in advance for your assistance with this test!

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: KVOH test transmission

RadioListeningLast week, I mentioned that KVOH would broadcast another test transmission on  17,775 kHz, July 7, 2013 at 17:00UTC.

Though I’ve been extremely busy this past week (hence the lack of posts!), I did manage to record the KVOH broadcast. Indeed, the following recording includes several minutes of pre-test transmissions (you’ll hear “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins and a tuning carrier). Thus I actually start the recording with the pre-test content (around 16:30 UTC) and continue recording afterwards, with no interruption;  expect periods of static between.

Click here to download the full recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

If you heard the KVOH broadcast live on 17,775 kHz, they would appreciate a reception report to: [email protected]

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KVOH test today on 17,775 kHz

Retro Microphone(Source: KVOH)

KVOH – Voice of Hope, Los Angeles, would like to thank all those who responded to last Saturday’s test broadcast.  It was unfortunate that the time chosen for the test happened to coincide with a geomagnetic storm, but in spite of that, reports have so far been received from 13 U.S. states, as well as from Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Indonesia.

The station will be testing again tomorrow, Sunday 7th, from 1700-1900 UTC (1-3pm Eastern).  As before, the frequency is 17775 kHz, with 50 kW on a beam of 100 degrees (towards Cuba).  The same test program will be used as last week, with announcements in English and Spanish, which hopefully will be easier to copy since atmospheric conditions are better this weekend.  Reports will be very much appreciated to either [email protected] or P.O. Box 102, Los Angeles, CA 90078.  If reporting by email, please attach a short mp3 recording of your reception if possible.  If reporting by mail and requesting a QSL, please enclose return postage.  In all reports, please be sure to describe your receiver and antenna used.  Reception comparisons using handheld portable radios with telescopic antennas (outdoors) will be especially helpful.

KVOH currently expects to be able to launch a preliminary 2-hour daily schedule around the end of this month (July), and will build from there.

Ray Robinson
Los Angeles

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