Monday, December 30, 2013

Liberia's ELWA to return to shortwave on January 1 ?

Liberia - ELWA 

All times UTC

Monitoring observations. Edited for clarity

4760  ELWA Monrovia Return.
Surprised to find a signal here with male preaching with the mic positioned in the back of the room at 0704 tune-in. At 0705, preaching ended and the studio male came on in Afro-accentedEnglish and mentioned "beautiful celebration," and then at 0708:40, was shocked to hear ELWA IDs clearly and somewhat slowly!! Then went into Hi-life music. At 0714, male announcer returned with additional mentions of "celebrate" and "celebration", "broadcast". At 0718 program into choral singing with male announcer's talk and voice-over saying "hallelujah." Male program host on at 0721; 0726-0731 noted Christmas tune Oh Holy Night. Station identification at 0732:05. 

Mentions of Liberia during talk by announcer at 0741. Signal Was gradually and slowly fading but really took a nosedive between 0741-0751. Signal still barely audible with Afro singing at 0752. Barely visible in the display at 0800. Very surprised and glad to see them back.

e-QSL already received from Moses Nyantee who says they are testing 5:30-10:00 AM and 5:00-10:00 PM Liberia time. Will begin regular broadcasts on 1 January.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx Dec 21/WWDXC Top Nx)