|VOV5 reporters perform at VOV's celebration of World Radio Day 2020.
B: On the sidelines of the ceremony, themed “Radio and Diversity”, a booth showing off new media technology attracted many visitors, who sat down with VOV staff and tried their hand at radio broadcasting.
A: Abu Sayed told us about a celebration at Bangladesh Radio: “World Radio Day 2020 was celebrated around the world. The World Radio Day is celebrated through various programs in Bangladesh Radio premises. It was attended by the Information Minister of Bangladesh Government, Bangladesh Radio officers and 500 audience clubs from all over Bangladesh and India’s West Bangle. Invited club members and other guests enjoyed an all-day World Radio Day program. We encouraged other clubs’ members to listen to VOV.”
|Visitors join live broadcast.
B: Thank you very much, Abu Sayed, for promoting VOV to other DXers. Hemant Kumar of India shared his views on radio development: “Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. Its unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity and serve as an arena where all voices can speak out, be represented, and be heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offer a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of the audience in their organization and operations.”
A: Thank you all for sharing your passion for radio. We totally agree with the idea that World Radio Day celebrates radio’s role in improving international cooperation, providing access to information, and supporting free speech, and promotes radio as a channel of communication in emergencies. Radio is still the most readily available medium for disseminating information to the widest audience in the shortest amount of time.
|Radios are displayed at the celebration.
B: Ratan Kumar Paul of India sent us a message saying: “I’m a regular listener to VOV. I enjoy your programs every day. They are very informative. On February 12th, I enjoyed the whole program but I most liked your Current Affairs on that day. Your analysis of World Radio Day was very impressive. Thank you for your nice program.”
A: He asks how many universities there are in Vietnam and which is the biggest?
B: In January, the Cybermetrics Labs of the Spanish National Research Council announced the results of its first Webometrics rankings for 2020. Vietnam National University, Hanoi, (VNU) maintained its leading position among Vietnamese higher education institutions. It ranked 20th in Southeast Asia and 282nd in Asia.
A: The Webometrics rankings ranks the world's universities using a composite indicator that takes into account both volume of web content and visibility and impact of web publications measured by the number of external links they receive. Webometrics promotes academic and research institutions on the Web and open access to academic publications online. It provides web rankings for more than12,000 universities worldwide.
|The Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
B: Vietnam National University consists of 6 affiliated universities and scores of research centers, schools, and educational centers. It offers bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees in arts and humanities, business, social sciences, language and culture, medicine and health, engineering, natural science, and technology. International students are welcome to apply.
A: According to the February 2020 edition of Ranking Web of Repositories, the VNU Library and Information Center’s institutional repository was among the Top 100 global institutional repositories of academies, research institutes, and universities.
B: VNU’s institutional repository ranked 96th out of 2,990 institutional repositories, climbing 78 places from 174th place last year and maintaining its top ranking in Vietnam. The Director of the VNU Library and Information Center said its resources are digitally archived documents covering science, technology, production, management, and research.
A: Now we’ll continue reading emails from other listeners. Igor Kolke of Russia told us that he listened to VOV’s program on 7280 KHz on February 4th. The news segment covered events in Vietnam and the world, a commentary on the US’s new Middle East plan and a story about Ho Chi Minh City’s Eastern People Military Hospital and its smart health service.
B: Igor rated SINPO 45333 with a fair signal, clear audio, and just a little fading. Igor said he listened on a Degen DE1103 radio with a 10m wire antenna.
A: Richard Nowak of the US reported that the show on February 17th on 7315khz was not audible. The announcer's voice was below the noise level and the broadcast could not be copied. He listened with an Icom IC-R75 hooked up to an outdoor active loop.
B: Borje Sahlin of Sweden sent us a reception report for a program he listened to on September 6th on 7280khz. He rated SINPO 45444.
A: Thank you for your feedback. We’ll send you QSL cards to confirm your reports. Some listeners want to know about waterfalls in Vietnam. Microsoft’s MSN network included two waterfalls in Vietnam in its list of the 15 most charming waterfalls in the world.
B: Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang province, near the border with China, is described as ‘a paradise on earth’ while the Dambri Waterfall in Bao Loc Town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is mentioned as a place “definitely worth a detour”.
|Ban Gioc waterfall
A: Approximately 340 kilometers north of Hanoi, Ban Gioc is still a relatively uncrowded natural beauty spot in Vietnam. The waterfall can be visited at any time of the year, but the best time is said to be September or October, when the summer rains that feed the falls are less frequent and the rice harvest is in full swing.
B: The MSN website said: "Forget a blue drop against grey rocks, this waterfall is surrounded by bamboo groves and splashes over limestone rocks into a jade-colored natural pool”. Swimming is banned here, but there are small bamboo rafts that take tourists to the very edge of the falls.
A: 130 kilometers from the popular highlands resort town of Da Lat, Dambri is one of the highest waterfalls in Vietnam, set in a majestic landscape that draws backpackers and adventurous trekkers in their thousands every year.
B: Seeing is believing, those sites deserve a place in your Vietnam itinerary.
A: Thank you all for your reports and feedback. We’ll send you QSL cards to confirm. We welcome your feedback at: English Service, VOVworld, the Voice of Vietnam, 45 Ba Trieu street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re invited to visit us online at vovworld.vn, where you can hear both live and recorded programs.
B: Check out our VOV Media App, available on both the IOS and Android platform to hear our live broadcasts. We look forward to your feedback on the mobile version of vovworld.vn. Once again, thank you all for listening.