Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bhutan active on 6035 kHz

6035, Bhutan Broadcasting Service, Thimpu, *0005v-0045 fading quickly out in Denmark from 0025, May 17, 18, 19 and 20, Buddhist monks chanting, ann in presumed Dzongkha, Bhutanese string music and songs, conversation, 34333 in Denmark with QRM from Colombia. Still audible in New Delhi at 0200. In Sri Lanka it is the strongest station on 49mb. Also heard at 1300-1500*, May 18 and 22 with English until 1500, giving e-mail and postal address. A short mp3 clip is on: , see also "Blue Mauritius": (Barraclough, Goonetilleke, Gupta, Petersen, Rajeesh, Ratzer and Savolainen). Station Engineer Thinley Dorji explained to us on May 18, 19 and 21, that the new 100 kW transmitter (Cf. DX-Window no. 324) is being tested since May 17! Current schedule is 0000-0530 and 0730-1500. He promised QSL. (Gupta, Padula and Petersen)
(DX Window 325)