Monday, July 17, 2017

Monitoring Pakistan

Radio Pakistan QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)

Great to see the following log of Radio Pakistan being heard. For many months, it has been speculated the station had either left shortwave, or was operating sporadically

For the first time since many months, I heard Radio Pakistan from Islamabad again this morning. The signal was weak and tiny and also heavy NOISY quality, like Taiwanese Sound of Hope audio level on 13680.186, 15070.203 or 15339.853 kHz at same time slot.

15700 kHz, 0500-0700 UTC, Radio Pakistan, Islamabad in Urdu language, to Middle East, Iran, Turkey and north/west Africa. Signal noted in Eastern Thailand at 0500 UTC until suddenly OFF the air at 0548 UTC on July 17. Noisy S=5-6 signal, Pakistani music and typical drums singer.

Listen to the noisy tiny signal, taken at Uwe's remote SDR installation place. Access via the box recording file via URL

15700PAK_Islamabad_Urdu_0500_0548UT_20170717.mp3 _  by Box.html
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz] (wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)
(Wolfgang Bueschel/WWDXC/HCDX)