Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Madagascar monitoring observations
logs edited for clarity // parallel frequency
4910, Radio Madagasikara, Ambohidrano, 1345-1444 UTC, Sep 06 and 08, ex 5010 (leaving AIR there in the clear with fair reception). Long monologue, after 1400 series of IDs, African Hi-Life music and African pop songs, possible ID at 1438. Signal very strong in USB, but also heard weak LSB, so calling it unbalanced double side band AM, clearly // weak 6135.27 (in the clear after Shiokaze's scheduled sign off at 1430). Via long path. Probably just a frequency entering error? MP3 audio of several IDs posted at http://www.box.net/shared/3gfzftd4tf38c66d6avc . (Howard).
Heard as unid in Greece on Sep 09 at 1945 UTC with a sport type program though audio is very low. Found to be // 5040 and // 4810. (Liangas).
Also heard at 0348-0416 UTC, Sep 10. Noted on this frequency thanks to Ron Howard log with man announcer hosting pop music program with English language lyrics. ID at 0400 followed by another man with news. More pop tunes from 0405 with talk by a woman announcer at 0409. Poor to fair with CODAR interference. (D’Angelo)
5010, Radio Madagasikara, Ambohidrano (presumed), 0309-0340 UTC, Sep 03. A bit of music, then talk in presumed Malagasy with mention of "Madagascar." Ffair peaks but slowly deteriorating, still there, weakly, at 0340. (Wilkins in DXplorer).
Back from 4910 on Sep 17 and 18 at 0231-0255 UTC. Interval signal and choral national anthem at 0231. Malagasy talk, African choral music and Afropop music. Weak. Poor in noisy conditions at tune-in. Improved to a fair level by 0245. Carrier + USB. (Alexander in DXplorer)
(DX Window 437)