Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monitoring Indonesia's RRI Merauke

3905 RRI Merauke has not been heard since May 18 reception. Seems they only wanted a very brief reactivation. (Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW June 12)

Isra Miraj Nabi Muhammad was actually on May 16th, as my Indonesian calendar shows, so it seems that the ceremony mentioned was on the night before that date.

Merauke, as you certainly know, is on East Indonesia Time, which is UTC+9hrs, so the time mentioned in your log would have been 8:30 in the evening. This makes sense because traditionally in Indonesia a night is considered to be part of the following day. A good website for an
Indonesian calendar is also


Where also some explanations as to the nature of these holidays are given. By the way, the month of Ramadan begins this year on or around June 18th (depending on sighting of the moon) and lasts until July 16th. Thus ID (or Eid)-Ul-Fitri falls on July 17 & 18 (Fri-Sat), making this a long holiday
weekend. (Gerhard Werdin-D, dswci DXW June 12)
(BCDX/WWDXC/Top Nx 1211/15 Jun)