Monday, May 18, 2015

Monitoring Al Dhabbaya UAE relays

United Arab Emirates
6180.091 Another odd frequency outlet from Al Dhabbaya UAE relay site. IBRA Radio in Somali language noted performing a sidelobe signal of S=9+5dB into southern Germany, at 1745 UT on May 10, til 17.59:20 UT TX sign-off.

And from 1800 UT switched to 6145.091 kHz into BBC Somali service, same 250 kW unit, same 215degrees curtain antenna usage.

6119.995 TWR Africa in Kunama language on Sundays, heard at 1805 UT via Al Dhabbaya UAE relay, children's chorus, on 2500 kW unit at 225 degrees according listing.

9409.989 BBCWS in English noted in 18-20 UT slot from Al Dhabbaya relay, S=8-9 sidelobe signal at 1822 UT May 10. Registry request of 250 kW at 220 degrees. Discussion about coming U.K. politics, premier minister, Scotland separation plans, and EU matter opinions.

15420.123 Another odd frequency outlet from Al Dhabbaya's four 250 kW units. BBCWS English noted at 0550 UT on May 9. On 15790 kHz BBC Arabic is on even frequency from UAE?, or is back again to BBC Al Seela Oman relay site outlet?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9 / 10)
(WWDXC/Top Nx 1208)