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The Voice Of Mongolia is the country's only overseas broadcasting service and is operated by Mongolian Radio & Television, a public service broadcaster of the Mongolian Government. Short-wave international broadcasting in Mongolia dates back over 30 years. The first broadcast in September 1964 was a half hour transmission in the Mongolian and Chinese languages, beamed to China. In the next few years, Mongolian international broadcasting expanded in terms of languages used, broadcast hours and target areas. The English service of Radio Ulaanbaatar, which was renamed The Voice Of Mongolia on January 1st, 1997, was launched on January 29th, 1965. Today the output of The Voice Of Mongolia consists of various programmes designed to provide information about Mongolia and the Mongolians, their history, traditions and culture. Keeping to the new policy of the Mongolian Government, The Voice Of Mongolia does not engage in propaganda, but in unbiased reporting. It broadcasts a total of 8 hours a day in 5 languages - Mongolian, English, Chinese, Russian and Japanese.

TRANSMISSIONS All of The Voice Of Mongolia's broadcasts come directly from its Khonkhor Transmitting Station, about 25 km east of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital. It broadcasts through Soviet-made 100, 250, and 500 kW transmitters and curtain antennas built in the mid sixties. You may be able to hear some of our broadcasts which are not directed to your part of the world. We're informed that our transmissions beamed to East Asia provide fair reception in South America, and the South Asian transmissions can be heard in Southern Africa and in Europe as well. However, this reception is influenced by propagation conditions and frequency congestion. Reception can be improved by adding an external aerial to your receivers whip antenna. Place the wire aerial near or outside your window. Don't place the aerial near electric power lines, and disconnect it from your receiver whenever there is lightning in your vicinity.

HOW TO REPORT We always welcome reception reports and comments about programmes. All reception reports are acknowledged, and correct reports are confirmed by our QSL cards. Reports should contain the UTC date and the time of reception, the frequency on which the programme was heard, a rundown of the programme so that we can be sure that it was our programme that you heard, a short description of the receiver and aerial used, and your full postal address as well as any suggestions, comments and criticisms you may have. We prefer reports in SINPO code. Reception reports on cassette tape can also be helpful but we CANNOT return the cassettes. A cassette tape should not have more than 4 or 5 recordings, each lasting not longer than 5 minutes. If you record several transmissions and frequencies on the tape, do not forget to note the frequency and date for every recorded broadcast separately to avoid a later random guess. Personal requests and comments should be written down on a separate sheet of paper so that the recorded report is only a technical one. All reception reports and personal letters should be sent to the station's address marked for a particular language section (e.g. English Section).



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