Monday, February 19, 2018

Monitoring Eritrea

All times UTC
logs edited for clarity

Good signal of Voice of the Broad Masses 2 Dimtsi Hafash on Febr 15 from 0705 on 7181.6 kHz ASM 100 kW non-dir to EaAF in Amharic language.(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Feb 15)

S=9+10dB signal noted in remote Perseus unit in Doha Qatar at 0515 on Febr 15: 7181.555 exact measured as Voice of the Broad Masses, Asmara Eritrea. Noted Horn of Africa music, no Ethiopian jamming on the air. Similar transmission by VoBM Asmara Eritrea, but little weaker S=8-9 signal also noted on

7140.021 kHz at same time slot, no EthHiopian jamming on air.[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz](wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Feb 15/Top News 1334)

7140 kHz, at 0351- UT on Feb 4.
Voice of the Broad Masses 1. Very strong reception in presumed Tigrinya service, with talk by male announcer. Signal surprisingly strong. Right on the grayline at this time, so perfect timing. Into Horn of Africa music at 03:54. The listed second channel is just a messy blob between 7172 and 7188 kHz. Not sure if this is a sick transmitter, jamming, or a combination of both. Signal very strong, as well. Maybe an internal signal, or signature tune, and into presumed news. Slowly fading
with the transmitter entering LSR.
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, on Masset-BC-CAN mini exp. via DXplorer Feb 2-5/Top News 1334)
(Teak Publishing)