Monday, December 29, 2008

Blog Logs - Clandestines

All times UTC // parallel frequency

3912, Voice of the People, Goyang, 1343-1526, Dec 16, 19 and 21, Korean talks, occasional selection of vocal music, SINPO 13331 in France, // to 6517.98 and 6599.98, all three good in Colorado. (Mille, Ronda, and Wilkins in DXplorer)

5925, Radio Solh, via Dhabbaya, Unites Arab Emirates (500 kW, 45 degrees), 0200-0232, Dec 23, Middle East type music. Dari announcement, weak. (Bolland and Bueschel)

6003, Radio Echo of Hope, Gimpo, 1800-1900, Nov 18, Korean, longer programme today than listed in DBS, 22332 best in LSB // 6348 spoiled by jamming. SINPO 22332. (Schulze)

6100, Radio Voice of Kashmir, via AIR, India, 1445-1500, Dec 12, Kashmiri talk and local songs, heard best in USB due to noise on 6100. SINPO 32343. (Petersen)

6300, Radio Nacional Saharaui, Rabouni, 0802, Dec 13, still here with programme in Arabic with ID, then news. SINPO 24232.(Liangas)

7280, Sudan Radio Service, Dhabbaya, 0411-0415, Dec 09, Arabic talk referring to Sudan, ID: "Sudan Radio Service", "Arabía Sudanía...", musical segment, 34443. (Romero)

9560, Voice of Peace and Democrcy of Eritrea, Addis Ababa-Gedja, 0405-0410, Dec 09, Tigrinya talk, probably martial music. SINPO 34433. (Romero)

9880.00, Furusato no Kaze, via Darwin (p), 1450-1500*, Dec 11, Japanese talk, musical signature at close. SINPO 25222. (Petersen)

9950, Open Radio for North Korea via Gavar, Armenia (site not noted in letter) verified with a short QSL-letter in 20 days noting that they are issuing QSL letters instead of cards "as a result of printing difficulty" although they anticipate issuing cards in the near future. A copy of their current program schedule was also enclosed. (D’Angelo)

15180 Aso Radio International, via ?, *1600-1655, Dec 09, popped on at 1600 with drum/flute music, then a couple of ID's followed by a variety of talks in presumed Hausa, with an occasional selection of enjoyable West African music. Very good at tune-in but signal deteriorated after 1630 and was largely unreadable by 1655; think closedown may have occurred around that time. Went to the announced website and found out the station has been around for a long time on 93.5 FM. Wonder if there is any connection to the former "Radio Saa" that was on 15180 at this same time a couple of years ago? (Wilkins in DXplorer)
(DSWCI/DX Window 367)