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 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 : http://www.radio-damascus.net/ .
Satellite: Asiasat 2 satellite at 100.5 E
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
http://radiodamascusenglish.podomatic.com/ (as a podcast)
(Kris Janssen, Belgium/Cumbre DX)