Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Monitoring Indonesia

Voice of Indonesia (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
All times UTC  // parallel frequency
Logs edited for clarity


9525.89, Voice of Indonesia at 1301-1326. English serice with news, "Focus," "News in Brief," "Indonesia Wonders" (no segment of "Today in History"). Promo for "VOI's International Quiz 2016." This quiz only has three questions to answer to possibly win a free trip to Indonesia. Poor signal, but semi-readable, which is certainly better than the norm here. In the past VOI carried "Exotic Indonesia" on Friday, but clearly was not on today and has been a long time now since I last heard that program. On July 9 and 10, VOI was off the air during my usual monitoring times.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

9525.890. Exact measured of Voice of Indonesia Cimanggis in Chinese language section, on July 21 at 1107. Logged on New Delhi India remote SDR unit, S=9 or -71dBm, not optimal antenna in use.

See Ivo's list:
Voice of Indonesia
1000-1100 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 135 deg to AUS   English
1100-1200 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Chinese <9525 .890="">
1200-1300 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Japanese
1300-1400 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  English
1400-1500 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Indonesian
1500-1600 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1600-1700 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1700-1800 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR Spanish
1800-1900 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German
1900-2000 9525.9*JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English
2000-2100 9525.9*JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR French
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(DX Bulgaria/wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

3325, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, at 1224-1239. Longer than normal Jakarta news relay, which ended with unidentified patriotic song. News parallel.

4869.89  RRI Wamena (both about equal strength). 1300 with full "Programa satu RRI Palangkaraya" ID and singing ID jingle. Promo for an RRI app for "audio on demand" and "audio streaming." My local sunrise at 1259 UT, so reception was almost fair, with local static.

4869.89  RRI Wamena, Propinsi Papua, at 0950-1000. Threshold signal. (Wilkner). Also heard in California at 1223-1225. Patriotic song that ended the Jakarta news relay. Newscast and song \\ 3325 kHz. It's Thursday, so was looking for KGI (Kang Guru Indonesia) in English, yes at 1232-1258, heard their language lesson, but too weak to make out much, just a word here and there. Played some pop songs- sounded like Greg as usual with his Australian accent, as one of the announcers. By 1257, signal had improved and could make out their email address at the end of the program, 1258-1308 with light music.

7289.93  RRI Nabire (tentative) at 0931-1026. Only a decent open carrier heard, never any audio. if they were transmitting some modulation, thought I would have a tract of it, but none detected.
(July logs/Top Nx 1261)

9525.91 Voice of Indonesia, 1810. Tune-in to easy-listening vocals, then brief "Welcome to Indonesia." Non-ID and back to music. Signal fair to good strength and decent modulation. 29 July (David Sharp/playdx).