Radio Puntland from
Somalia testing on 13800 kHz shortwave
Somali shortwave station is testing on the frequency
of 13800 kHz. Radio Puntland belongs to the government
of Puntland, which is one of the breakaway regions
of Somalia in the Horn of Africa. Puntland media
reported on April 11 that the station was officially
opened by Puntland president Abdurrahman Faroole.
Radio Puntland is
operated by Italian technicians from Goldrock Kenya.
Current low-power test broadcasts from the Puntland
capital Garowe consist of Somali music. Regular
broadcasts with 20 kW of power are expected to begin
by the end of June.
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Solar-terrestrial indices for 24 May follow.
Solar flux 127 and estimated planetary A-index 20.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 25 May was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred.
Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
Source: NOAA Space Weather
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