Voice of America(VOA) – BBG/IBB, transmitting from the Pinheira-Sao Tome, Sao Tome Principe relay station, was heard on 2nd March 2012. A Enhglish language broadcast was received from 1500 to 1600 UTC on 17895 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 34223 — weak signal strength and fading but the speech was audible.
Reception report was emailed on 3rd March. A follow-up email on 11 April 2012 from Helena Menezes yielded a facsimile of the QSL card posted and en route to India. QSL card arrived on 26 April 2012.