Wednesday March 21, 2018

(VOVWORLD) -We’re glad to say Hello to Takacs Rudolf of Romania. Welcome to VOV’s DX’ing Community with members worldwide.  Rudolf, 74-years old, said listening to the radio has been his hobby since 1959. He has collected QSL cards or verification letters from many radio stations for FM and short wave programs.

B: We’ve checked an audio record you sent us. A QSL card will be issued for your reception report of the program on 7280 khz on March 17. We’ve got many reception reports from Indian listeners telling us that the transmission on the frequency of 7220khz and 7280khz last week was quite good. The overall quality was at 4. 

A: Dilip Kumar Sarkar, a doctor, listened to a program on March 17. Siddhartha Bhattacharjee, President of Chaitak listeners Club tuned in to our channel on March 16th,  Debakamal Hazarika listened to a program on March 17 and rated SINPO at 44343, and Ratan Kumar Paul reported listening to programs from March 6 to 12. He rated SINPO at all 4s. 

Wednesday March 21, 2018 - ảnh 1 Last year's Sakura Blossoms Festival in Hanoi

B: Thank you very much for listening to VOV. Indian listeners have established DX’ing Clubs to enjoy the hobby of monitoring short waves radio worldwide. Your support has helped popularize VOV to new DXers. Many of them want to be reception monitors for our station.

A: Thank you very much for your offer but at present VOV has no plans to recruit foreign reception monitors. We acknowledge your enthusiasm and interest in VOV and hope that you’ll continue to give us your feedback.

B: Here I have a question from Siddhartha Bhattacharjee about Vietnam’s electronic manufacturers. For much of its history, Vietnam was a predominantly agricultural nation based on wet rice cultivation. The economy is shaped primarily by agricultural production. In recent years, manufacturing, IT, and high-tech industries now form a large and fast-growing part of the national economy.

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A: Vietnam’s electronic market is dominated by foreign invested companies. Although the number of FDI enterprises account for one-third of local electronic enterprises, they earn most of the nation's total electronic export turnover, according to a report from the Viet Nam Electronic Industries Association. Local electronic companies produce mainly simple spare parts and get involved in preparing manual books and final package.

B: Some electronics FDI giants account for a large proportion of the market, including Samsung, with factories in Thai Nguyen and Bac Ninh provinces, together with its electronics spare parts manufacturers from KSD Vina Company, Morips Vina and Orientech Vina.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 - ảnh 3A performance of Japanese culture.

A: Canon, Intel, and LG are also increasing investments in Viet Nam, turning the country into one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones displays, as well as printing and photocopy machines for their brands.

B: Vietnam’s computers and electronic products are exported to more than 30 countries and territories across the world. China remains the largest market, followed by the EU. The export to these two markets accounted for 44% of total exports of Vietnam’s computers, electronic products and components.

A: Foreign investors choose Vietnam for its geographic advantages. It faces fewer natural disasters than other countries in the region, which are generally more prone to floods, earthquakes, and typhoons.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 - ảnh 4Young people wear Japanese Cosplays

B: Growing domestic demand also entices manufacturers. Glenn Maguire, chief economist for the Asia-Pacific region at ANZ Bank, said that many electronics manufacturers seek more than low-cost labor when they choose a location for production. They also look for countries that can emerge as large domestic markets. Vietnam currently seems to have all the right ingredients for that to happen.

A: He added that Vietnam offers other advantages as well, including a good electrical supply and improving transport infrastructure. It also appears stable politically. Cheap workers, however, remain the primary attraction for many electronics manufacturers.

B: You’re listening to the Letter Box on VOV. I’m now reading a letter from Eddy Prabowo of Indonesia. He tuned in to our program on March 15 on the frequency of 7316khz and rated SINPO at 33343. He made a remark: “Moderate signal strength monitored. The audio heard was noisy and sometimes found some noise splatter. Many Man Made Electrical Interference (QRL) from the other stations.”

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A: Thank you Eddy. Your remark will be passed to the technical section. Here I have a letter from Toda Takeshi of Japan, who listened to a program on March 3 on the frequency of 9840khz. He noted down major contents, including a visit by the Vietnamese President to India, Vietnam taking drastic measures following EC’s Yellow Card warning on fishing, Bulgaria’s National day celebration in Ho Chi Minh City, and some world news.

B: Takeshi wrote: “I’m listening to this broadcast for English study. There are many things I still can’t catch. But I’m thinking of carrying on the listening.” Thank you for your modesty. We found your reception report sufficient for us to verify it and you’ll definitely receive a QSL card soon.

A: We have also received listeners and readers’ feedback on our website Cameron Powers wrote:Voice of Vietnam is the best news station I've listened to. I've always been fascinated by East Asian and Southeast Asian culture, Vietnam in particular, and your programs provide great information. I hope to someday visit your country but right now I'm only 15 years old.”

B: Thank you Cameron Powers for listening to VOV. We hope one day we’ll welcome you at VOV Station in Hanoi. Joao Bonatto of Brazil told us: “After a trip to Vietnam in 2014, we open a coffee shop in Brazil that serves coffee like in Vietnam.  We love Vietnamese coffee!”

A: It’s great! Congratulation JB for your business! Can you tell us more about your coffee shop? What kinds of coffee are you serving? Do the locals love the Vietnamese style coffee? You can find on our website stories of coffee shops and popular types of Vietnamese coffee. Once again we wish you a successful business. 

B: Gustavo of Argentina asked us how can he send SWL reports of VOV’s programs. You can leave a comment below the program or story you read together with your full name and address. Or you can send your feedback to English Section, VOV5, Voice of Vietnam, 45 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Our email address is We’ll verify your report and send it together with a latest frequency list and program guide.

A: Thank you for listening. Please join us again next Wednesday for another edition of the Letter Box. Goodbye.