Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Monitoring observations on Russian domestic station

6075, GTRK Kamchatka via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka, 0710-0724 UTC, Feb 1. A different, shorter format now with their local/regional programming no longer being 50 minutes long. Starts with IDs for “Radio Rossii Kamchatka” and “this is Kamchatka.” This English ID was formerly always given at the bottom-of-the hour, quickly into monologue (not in Russian). (DXer) Mauno suggests perhaps in Koryak with many mentions of “Kamchatka.” Back to Russian at 0724 and regular Radio Rossii IDs. Very good reception. contains audio of IDs. Mauno Ritola (Finland) comments: “you are right, definitely not Russian. I suppose it must then be Koryak, relaying Palana. . What a pity, that Palana 4520 kHz was closed long ago.” Thanks to Mauno for his feedback. Now is the time to catch this local program while the audio is still fairly good (only slight hum), as recently the strong motorboating/hum was fixed.
(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)