Saturday, August 04, 2018

Indonesia's RRI Nabire, active again on shortwave

Earlier tentative log reports as RRI Nabire, have now been confirmed as Indonesia's RRI Nabire has reactivated on shortwave.

7289.92, RRI Nabire, reactivated on shortwave. Heard 0808-1026* UTC, on 02 August. Decent signal, but up against summertime static. Also heard at the same time today by Dave Valko (PA-USA).

0808-0900 UTC Mostly non-stop songs; very few announcements.

0900-0910: Reciting from the Qur'an.

0910-1013: Mostly non-stop songs, with ID at 0931 UT (able to only hear "Radio Republik Indonesia."

1013-1026*: Indigenous music, into monologue, till suddenly cut off.

There are probably two good reasons why this has been reactivated now. It will be recalled that August 17 is Independence Day (Hari Merdeka) in Indonesia.

Also Aug 18 through Sept 2, Jakarta and Palembang will host the 18th Asian Games
https:\\ which will hold major sporting events. Worth checking for other
re-activations this month.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 2)

*And it is also possible the station may remain on shortwave. This would be an excellent opportunity, to log RRI Nabire, whether it is temporary, or has in fact reactivated into the RRI network. To check an SDR, go to: for the Jakarta receiver at: