My only listening period for this last week has been Friday and over the weekend. I was off work on Friday to ‘supervise’ the kitchen fitters and this gave me an opportunity to listen at times I don’t normally manage. This was interesting as a number of S.E. Asian stations were coming in very well, such as KTWR from Guam along with KSDA. These are not new stations for the log, but I only normally log these during the summer in the early evenings.
A new station for the log was Dimtse Radio Erena in the Oromo language. Although not real DX, the transmitter being located in Bulgaria, it is always interesting to get a new one in the log DX or not. Looking at the website, the transmissions are for the people of Eritrea, there being no free press in Eritrea. Quoting from their website:
“Eritrea has had no free press since September 2001, when the few Asmara-based independent newspapers were closed down and their publishers and editors were arrested as part of a wave of round-ups ordered by President Issaias Afeworki.
Since then, the only news available to Eritreans in their national language has been provided by the state media –Eri-TV, Radio Dimtsi Hafash and the government daily Hadas Eritrea – which are all closely supervised by the information ministry.
Africa’s biggest prison for journalists, Eritrea has for the past two years been ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders index that measures the degree of respect for press freedom in a total of 173 countries.”
It is always good to hear these stations who are bringing information to people who would not otherwise be able to receive it, and without the censorship from a Draconian government.
15240 Khz Guam KTWR 13:16 UTC Santhali. Music followed by schedule details. Close-down at 13:15 SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
15390 Khz Guam KTWR 13:23 UTC Karen. Male announcer. Some ACI from BKSA on 15380 SINPO: 32233 2016-03-11
15430 Khz Guam KSDA 13:25 UTC English. Music followed by abrupt dead-air at 13:30 SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
15610 Khz USA WEWN 13:32 UTC English. Religious service broadcast. SINPO: 43344 2016-03-11
15660 Khz Guam KSDA 13:34 UTC Malay. Religious broadcast SINPO: 32233 2016-03-11
13735 Khz Northern Marianas RFA 14:04 UTC Vietnamese. Female announcer. Transmissions sounds like there are multiple fire alarms going off in the background. Some strange transmitter fault. There doesn’t appear to be any jamming on that frequency. SINPO: 32222 2016-03-11
11750 Khz Phillipines FEBC 14:13 UTC Lahu. Male announcer SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
11890 Khz Phillipines RFE 14:17 UTC Russian. Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
9355 Khz Thailand VOA Deewa 17:04 UTC Pashto. News SINPO: 43333 2016-03-11
9730 Khz Vietnam V O Vietnam 17:13 UTC Vietnamese. Female announcer SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
5875 Khz Thailand BBCWS 17:28 UTC Pashto. Schedule info followed by News. SINPO: 43333 2016-03-11
5950 Khz Ethiopia V Tigray Revolution 17:34 UTC Tigrinya. Faint talking audible. Wiped out by RRI on 5955 SINPO: 22222 2016-03-11
6050 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 17:43 UTC Non stop music SINPO: 33333 2016-03-11
5820 Khz Madagascar RTE 19:39 UTC English. Music and discussion SINPO: 32222 2016-03-11
6005 Khz Germany R Mi Amigo Intl 08:37 UTC Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-03-12
15160 Khz South Korea KBS 09:09 UTC Korean. Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-03-12
11670 Khz Phillipines VOA 16:37 UTC Tibetan. Discussion program. Slight interference from Firedrake. SINPO: 54444 2016-03-13
11720 Khz Northern Marianas IBB 16:50 UTC Uyghur. Discussion program. ID and close out music at 16:57 SINPO: 54444 2016-03-13
11735 Khz Zanzibar ZBC 17:01 UTC Swahili. News. SINPO: 33333 2016-03-13
11750 Khz Sri Lanka SBC 17:03 UTC Sinhalese. Male and female announcer. Chat and music SINPO: 43333 2016-03-13
11845 Khz Bulgaria Dimtse Radio Erena 17:27 UTC Oromo. ID at 17:28. Sounds like phone in program SINPO: 54444 2016-03-13
12015 Khz North Korea V O Korea 17:40 UTC Korean. Male and female announcers. SINPO: 43344 2016-03-13
11725 Khz New Zealand RNZI 17:46 UTC English. Maritime weather forecast SINPO: 43333 2016-03-13