Thursday, August 06, 2009

Radio Damascus on Asiasat 2

I received a letter and reception report for Radio Damascus from Mr. Aaron Tiu who is a listener in the Philippines.

The interesting thing is that he writes in his letter that he listens to Radio Damascus on the Asiasat 2 satellite. I was not aware that Radio Damascus is besides Hotbird, Arabsat and Nilesat also on Asiasat 2.

I asked my friends at Radio Damascus to check this out with the technical department. If this is true, it's great news as this gives an extra outlet to reach more listeners for Radio Damascus in the Asia region too. I am quite sure that not many persons are aware of this possibility to tune in to Radio Damascus.

I will also put the parameters to tune in to Radio Damascus on the Asiasat 2 satellite very soon on the unofficial Radio Damascus website at : .

Satellite: Asiasat 2 satellite at 100.5 E
Frequency: 3820
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500
Provider Name: Arabsat/ ASBU Bouquet/ Mux

Channel Name: Radio Sout Al-Sha'ab (Voice of the People) A-pid: 1512

Radio Damascus uses the Sout Al-Sha'ab (Voice of the People) channel from 1600-2400 UTC.
Kris Janssen (Belgium)
Radio Damascus Listeners Club (as a podcast)
(Kris Janssen, Belgium/Cumbre DX)