Monday, February 25, 2008

Iran/Iraq observations

IRAN 6067.45 IRIB Teheran in Arabic noted again off frequency today at 2320 UTC. Scheduled 6065 at 1630-0530 UTC via Sirjan tx site, 500kW 295degr. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Feb 16)

6067.744 Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Sirjan; 2330-2355 UTC on 18 Feb. Arabic, mostly talk with some presumed Iranian filler music. Pretty good via USB and using the passband, in fact actually better audio on the R75 vs. the NRD-535. (Terry L Krueger-FL-USA, DXplorer Feb 20)

IRAQ/IRAN 6335 Voice of Kurdistan, Salah al-Din, 1614-1648, Feb 02, 04 and 11, English programme, ID's: "This is the Voice of Kurdistan" and "You are hearing the Voice of Kurdistan". (Roland Schulze-D, dswci DXW Feb 20)

Two stations with same ID "Eira Dengi Kurdistan" (Here is Voice of Kurdistan) were heard with s/on on Feb 21: at 0245 UT songs sermon/pray, ID at 0301 UT and reported and after 0340 UT on 3930 kHz (drifts in range 3912-3935 to avoid the Iranian jammer) - there was an Iranian jammer in range 4850-4880 kHz, but no signal of VOK was heard here. Later at 0330 UTC began another VOK on 6335 kHz with similar opening procedure, but not jammed by Iran (Feb 21).
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Feb 22/WWDX Top News; BC-DX #848 wb, Germany)