A couple of interesting catches on 49m this evening. I was unaware that RTE (Radio Tele Eireaan) had a relay via both Madagascar and South African. According to Dan Ferguson’s lists (SWSKEDS), RTE is relayed from Madagascar and RTE Radio 1 from Meyerton in South Africa. Other lists (shortwave_am.com) have it just as RTE from Madagascar. So a bit confusing.
V.O. Tigray Revolution is another new one. I have seen this in the lists but never been able to copy. A rather poor signal to the UK this evening, but strong enough to copy. This one is only listed on Dan Ferguson’s lists and shortwave.am.
Other news this week is a QSL card from a reception report I submitted to AWR for there English broadcast from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. 8 days turn-round on that, by post from Florida. Very impressive!
12015 Khz North Korea V.O. Korea 16:36 UTC German. female announcer. Poor modulation SINPO: 43344 2015-04-15
5820 Khz South Africa RTE Radio 1 19:43 UTC English. Discussion program about domestic violence. Meyerton relay. ID at 19:45 SINPO: 32233 2015-04-15
5900 Khz Bulgaria KBS World Radio 19:51 UTC German. Male announcer with discussion followed by music at 20:52. Sofia relay SINPO: 44444 2015-04-15
5950 Khz Ethiopia V.O. Tigray Rev. 19:54 UTC Pounding African-style music. Sudden dead air at 19:59. SINPO: 32222 2015-04-15