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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday Night DX


Saturday Night DX

Last Saturday night (9th April, 2011) I had a wonderful romance with my Degen DE1103 digital receiver accompanied by my Kestral W31MS loop antenna. I was attempting such solo DXpedition for last few nights, but my attraction to the bed prevented me to do so. But Saturday night I pre-planned my targets and started playing with my receiver from around 1600 UTC. I continued this DX romance till 2200 hr. UTC and found some very interesting station observations. I started from my favorite Mailbag show, that’s DW Inbox, then heard Worldwide Friendship on KBS World Radio, had a nice time listening the DX Corner on Voice of Turkey, found some interesting reception conditions of stations like Voice of Turkey, IRIB, Polish Radio, Bible Voice BC, Radio Tirana, Radio Damascus, Radio Romania International, Voice of Indonesia and many more. But for me the most significant one was my first experience with English language service of Radio Exterior De Espana (REE) from 2110 UTC on 9650 kHz. I had logged REE in French and Arabic languages, but totally unknown about their English transmissions. So, it was nice to hear them in English. Apart from this tried some frequencies and stations recently logged or observed by some of my senior DXers  like Radio Tajikistan, Radio Djibouti, RAE, RTE (via Sentech) and found that Radio Tajikistan was weakly heard on 4765 kHz from 1930 UTC in local language, while Radio Djibouti was almost inaudible. Tried to heard RTE via Sentech from 1945 UTC on 5840 kHz, but found the RTE reception was so much weak. Though some voices heard but it was unclear. RAE- Argentina was also noted very weak and unclear on 15345 kHz from 2110 kHz. Radio Damascus, broadcasting from disturbed Syria was heard very much clear (although the signal strength was between average to fair) on 9330 kHz from 2100-2130 UTC. Heard the Syrian Government’s point of view as well as updates on ongoing reform movement in Syria.


Please find below the links to the recorded voice files of Radio Damascus and Radio Exterior de Espana during my Saturday night activity. 

http://www.box.net/shared/l78dedtohq

http://www.box.net/shared/u6z5t2ob3v

                           Here is a quick summary of my Saturday night loggings.

 Time (UTC)
Frequency (kHz)
Station Name
Language
Program
SIO Rating
1600-1630
6170
Deutsche Welle
English
News, Inbox
433
1630-1650
9515
KBS World Radio
English
Worldwide Friendship
444
1651-1705
15520
Voice of Turkey
English
DX Corner
211 (Severe Noise, Weak Signal)
1716
9770
Polish Radio
English
News and Reports
222 (Noise, strong interference)
1800
6260
The Voice Asia
Hindi/Punjabi
Music/Talk show
433
1812
11855
Bible Voice BC
English
Bible Reading
444
1815
9770
WYFR
English
Bible Reading
323
1825
7275
KBS World R
English
Worldwide Friendship
323
1845
7520
R. Tirana
English
News
222
1855
7290
IRRS- European Gospel Radio
English
Talk on Bible
111
1900
9730
Vo Vietnam
English
News & Reports
544
1915
7205
R. Thailand
English
News
533
1920
9525
Vo Indonesia
English
News/Reports
423
1933
4765
R. Tajikistan
Tajik
Call-in Show, music
222
1938
9780
IRIB R. Tehran
English
News
433
1945
5840
RTE (Via Sentech)
English
Male talk, music
111
2000
9755
Vatican Radio
English
Bible Talk
333
2010
9820
RDP Int. (Portugal)
Portuguese
Live commentary of a sports event (may be football match)
444
2030
11940
Radio Romania Int.
English
News, Reports, features.
333
2140
7205
Voice of Turkey
English
The DX Corner
434 (VOT overtaken by CRI completely from 2100 UTC)
2100
9330
R. Damascus
English
News and current affairs
333
2115
15345
RAE- Argentina
English
Male talk (may be news read)
111
2125
9650
REE- Spain
English
Various (news, interviews, music, etc.)
433








Your comments and feedbacks are always welcome.

73's,

Prithwiraj 

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