Coorong, South Australia, Australia
July 19-24, 2005
Edwards & Dave Onley
1 - Tuesday July 19
morning Dave had to endure the 7 hour drive from
Geelong in Victoria to Meningie in South Australia,
whereas I had to endure a half day of work. I was
like a caged lion counting the minutes away before
I escaped and only had to do a quick 45 minute drive
to Meningie where Dave had arrived at the cabin
just an hour or so beforehand. It was decided to
stay at the caravan park for the first night and
not worry about any DXing so that for the remaining
four days we could start fresh. It had nothing to
do with the fact that it meant we could spend the
night drinking at the Meningie Hotel. Five minutes
after arriving in Meningie we walked down to the
We had a merry old time losing
money on TAB mystery bets while downing pints of
Coopers Pale Ale. The bar man was a pretty serious
guy but I managed to make him crack a smile when
I gave him my thought for the day - man who masturbate
over cash register bound to come into money - after
that it was time to stagger home to the caravan
Day 2 - Wednesday July 20
Nothing kicks off a morning like
a Meningie Bakery pie and pasty. So after packing
our arteries we headed off leisurely for the quick
25km trip to Parnka Point. Not only were we greeted
this day by clear blue skies and not a breath of
wind (remember we had a giant tent to set up) but
we also found the campsite to be totally empty,
and that's how it would pretty much stay for the
weekend. This effectively meant we could send wires
in any direction over the campsite without any disturbances.
Campsite coast in June
There's something a little unnerving
when you do a camping DXpedition when you arrive.
We looked at Dave's car and my borrowed mini-van
literally packed to the ceiling full of stuff and
we thought this pile of junk is supposed to be our
sexy DXpedition HQ
..hmmm lots of work to be
done. It literally took 30 minutes to simply unpack
the gear from the vehicles and again I reiterate
how lucky we were that there wasn't the strong winds
and rains associated with this region lately. So
an hour later the tent was erected, filled with
DX goodies and all sorted out. But it wasn't time
to unfold the chairs for a rest just yet, it was
now antenna time.
Campsite coast in July - this time water right
up to campsite
In contrast to our investigative
to Parnka Point in June, there was no longer
"a beach" as the water was all the way
up to the campsite. This stretch of sand was supposed
to be a short 100-150m (300-450 foot) beverage to
central Africa, instead there was only 15m or so
before we hit water. Fortunately the plan was to
compare the short African beverage with a EWE, so
now the EWE was our only antenna to the dark continent
apart from the beverage to north Africa.
First task was the EWE, this
was such a simple task because I've spent the past
year in Townsville putting up temporary EWEs and
as such it was up and finished in about 10 minutes.
The next task was for Dave and I to put out our
individual beverages in similar directions to North
Africa and Southern Europe with only a difference
of around 10 degrees. The nature of the landscape
was that there was small 1-2 foot tall thick grassland
for the first 200 metres (600 feet) scattered with
bushes up to six feet tall. This meant there was
no need for wire supports. Then the topography of
the land changed with a 45 degree slope up a hill
for around 30 metres before a flat plateau with
grassland and even taller shrubbery for another
200m. This meant we could put out a pretty good
hunk of wire measuring 400m (1200 feet).
Blue tongue lizard looking briefly like a snake
I left mine unterminated while
Dave terminated his the following day. We kept thinking
that this would be a suicide mission in summer because
this was prime brown snake territory and brown snakes
are notoriously aggressive - especially when spooked
by weirdo DXers. I came across 2 blue tongue lizards
which for a split second looks like a snake and
thereby scared the crap out of me before I realised
its not a snake!
Following this Dave decided to
string out another 200m on the ground unterminated
to maybe scrape in the southern tip of Africa which
didn't work well to that area but I got good reception
to the Philippines with this wire 'over the shoulder'.
The rabbits liked it too because it end up in four
pieces by the Sunday morning.
Setting up the magical EWE
With great relief the DXpedition
site was completed by early afternoon and we then
took the opportunity to mess around with the EWE
termination to work out what we needed to set the
pot at to null east coast Aussie stations and then
for USA stations in the early evening we realised
it's best to leave the EWE unterminated to maximise
bi-directional reception. The highlight of this
experimenting period was the realisation that the
location was totally noise free and we enjoyed this
all trip long, the nearest power lines were probably
10km (6 mile) away and so we were able to hear stations
from Perth and Southern Queensland even at midday!!!!!
Back at the campsite looking from the Euro beverage
Later in the afternoon WWCR on
5070 kHz was exploding the speaker and then I noticed
WWCR on 3210 was at armchair level, so I sat on
2500 kHz and as soon as the appearance of audio
was discovered I headed to the X-band. There was
pleasantly surprising uncharacteristic appearance
of X-Band North Americans and over the next 3 hours
the following were noted Marti 1180; XEB 1220; KOKC
1520; XERF 1570; KLIV 1590; KFOX 1650; KTIQ 1660;
KHPY 1670; KAVT 1680; KFSG 1690; KDDZ 1690 &
WCNZ 1660. Many other hets on the '0' channels but
of course it was nothing like the sensational conditions
I was experiencing a year ago in Townsville but
it was excellent for the Coorong.
Evening at DX HQ
From Asia at 1000 UTC heralded
solid yet unspectacular reception of Philippines
regular stations over the following hour from DZSR
918; DYSS 999; DYRF 1215; DXRC 1287; DXAB 1296;
DYAB 1512 & DZME 1530. So we decided to hit
the sack around 9 pm local time for a very early
start. The sleeping arrangements were that we each
had beds set up in our vehicles and I was very pleased
to be able to have a queen size inflatable mattress
in the van.
Day 3 - Thursday July 21
Record low temperature at minus 3 degrees C
A midnight wake up call meant
two very bleary eyed DXers staggered to the tent.
It was SO cold to be DXing out in the open in a
tent, that morning we recorded a record low -3 degrees
C, it was so cold it hurt. Thank goodness for the
small heater which connected to disposable butane
1 litre canisters which took the inside tent temperature
to about 4 degrees C.
Propagation was already alive
to Africa with appearances of the more 'regular'
customers such as 909 VOA Botswana; 1386 Kenya;
Djibouti 1539. Over the next few hours there were
numerous Chinese outlets on offer, especially the
big CNR & CRI outlets on 1296, 549, 765, 909
and 684 along with Vietnam 1242. Propagation to
Europe was hanging by a thread with reception of
lone 1548 Moldova possible. The winners of the morning
however was the Middle East which held on until
2200 which is 1½ hours after local sunrise
including 927 & 1017 Turkey; 990 & 1233
Cyprus; 1098 & 1169 Iran; and 1188 Yemen. The
most exciting thing about sunrise reception was
that the outside temperature slowly rose above zero
with mid-morning being a beautiful day with clear
blue skies again.
Dave didn't need the thermometer to realise
it was bloody cold!
After a mid-morning snooze in
the warm vehicles, Dave headed off to Meningie for
a couple of burgers and hot chips while I trundled
through for some interesting shortwave signals.
After our feed we were ready for another onslaught.
There was zero propagation in the late afternoon
and early evening to North America, not even any
hets were appearing on the X-Band. Early reception
from the Philippines arrived at 0900 with stations
from the previous evening along with new logs of
864 DZWM; 927 DXMD; 936 DXIM; 1170 DXMR; 1179 DYSB;
1197 DXFE; 1224 DXED; 1260 DZEL; 1575 DXJR and 783
RRI Ende in Nusa Tenggara.
Sunset over the Coorong
The key was that the strength
of these stations were at times on par with the
reception I've experienced in Townsville. This was
however the first time Dave experienced such reception
of Philippines stations where you could clearly
hear their zany adverts and crazy animated programming.
He was like a kid in a candy store recording extensive
details of stations while I was on the hunt looking
for new ones.
Day 4 - Friday July 22
DXing by the light of the silvery moon
This morning heralded zero propagation
to Europe except for a solitary logging of 873 Russia.
Mind you we were enjoying the nicer conditions with
the weather as the mercury rose to 5 degrees C overnight
and the mini-heater kept the engine room nice and
warm. Reception of Africa was even better than the
previous morning with the loggings of 1458 Mayotte;
1530 Sao Tome and I spent a good hour and a half
just sitting on a big het on 1214 kHz trying to
make out the audio under the splatter from 1215.
Finally my suspicions of Radio Tanzania off frequency
was true when it was noted with an ID and clearly
// 5050, we haven't seen this logged in any South
African, East Coast USA, Newfoundland or Miscou
DXpedition as a reference. After posting this off
channel log we've already seen loggings now being
claimed by the offset chasers just because they're
picking up 1214 traces during times of African propagation
- please, give me a break! The appearance of the
sun again favoured late reception of North Africa
and the Middle East with additions to the log of
711 Yemen; 936 Morocco; 1548 Kuwait.
Craig having a serious listen
Another mid-morning snooze and
we both woke up around 1030am with that good old
zombie feeling was starting to take hold again after
2 days of no showers and no more than 4 hours sleep
at a time. So it was with utter glee when we saw
the arrival of fellow DXer Steve Perkins from Adelaide
around 11am. After a quick DXcamp orientation it
meant that we could leave the site and go to the
caravan park in Meningie for a shower to re-humanise.
We then proceeded to the Meningie Hotel for a well-deserved
counter meal and 2 beers for Dave and 6 beers for
me - guess who drove. After all I was on a Coopers
Pale Ale - I've lost three days already.
Poor conditions to North America
in the early evening with 1650 KDNZ & 1660 KXOL
added to the log. Key difference was poorer strengths
and no sign of east coasters Marti 1180 or WCNZ
1660. Then the final member of the DXpedition crew
Lew Chapman from Adelaide arrived under the cover
of darkness. So it appeared that the Booze
Brothers story was true because we did get the
DXpedition Band back together. Asian conditions
were very average and no time was spent chasing
them instead we spent the next couple of hours drinking
Bundaberg Rum and port and doing a 'where are they
now' of all the listeners in Australia and tales
of other DXpeditions in South Africa, Northern Europe
and coast to coast of North America. It certainly
kept out the cold and I even turned off the gas
heater as the alcohol got us all nice and warm.
Day 5 - Saturday July 23
Again a solitary log from Europe,
this time 1467 France. For a change, there were
poor conditions to Central/South Africa. North African
and the Middle East remained solid though with new
logs from this area being 1251 Libya; 1296 Sudan;
and 1404 Iran. In fact signals were still OK 2 ½
hours after local sunrise from Saudi Arabia 1440
& 1512, Sudan 1296, R Farda 1575, and Iranians
on 1449 and 1404. This was a testament to DXing
away from mains power where surely such loggings
could not be made. In fact Dave was getting annoyed
at Sudan causing interference to him reporting 6RN
in Western Australia on 1296!!
Well after Lew, Dave and I staggered
out of the tent we were on high spirits from DXing
so late in the morning and decided a football training
run was in order with the AFL football I brought
along. The only problem was that all of us were
20kg and 10 years on the wrong side of our playing
days. Despite that Lew was able to take a few screamer
marks, Dave was kicking with pin point accuracy
and I was able to have the ball on a string as I
dodged and weaved between imaginary opponents. Meanwhile
Steve Perkins disowned us and walked away shaking
his head to check the wire.
a bit of football to break up the day
Dave and I maintained the tradition
and scooted off to Meningie for a counter lunch
at the pub. This time we probably stayed they for
a few pints too many as Dave's AFL side Geelong
were on the TV in the front bar. So full of cheer
we grabbed a six pack of Bundy Cans and headed back
to the DX campsite singing modified DX songs as
we drove back. I recall our favourite was a rendition
of "Y-M-C-A' called "B-O-B-O-A-M".
By early afternoon the whole
DXpedition team were enjoying pop music from Radio
Six via Latvia on 9290 for their special broadcast
as we enjoyed Bundy Rum and port to fight off the
chill in the late winter afternoon. After sign off
we headed out to a clearing and played a modified
version of cricket or baseball called DX-Ball where
the ball was a football and instead of bowling or
pitching it, Dave would kick it to me. The bat was
a spare 4 foot copper pipe. Certainly an entertaining
game when the batter, bowler and wicket keeper (or
baseball catcher) are all drunk and the batter tends
to concentrate more because I was standing in front
of my can of Bundy Rum. The only problem was I nailed
one ball and it went 30 metres in the air and landed
in a 12 foot tall tree and we couldn't dislodge
it. What to do?.........time for a new game called
'Extreme DX Ball' where the same copper pipe was
used as a bat but the ball was now a rock the size
of a tennis ball. This added a fear element to the
game especially for the batter and wicket keeper
and the copper pipe ended up looking liked a sick
pretzel with all the bends and kinks in it. Fortunately
no DXer was hurt in the playing of this game.
What surprised me the most was
the concoction that Dave was cooking on the camp
cooker - after all as my old gran pappy used to
say - man who cooks beans and peas in same pot very
unsanitary. There was zero propagation in the early
evening from North America and not even any hets
were appearing on the X-Band. Asian reception was
OK but the tired and weary (drunk) DXpeditioners
hit the sack early because lets face it, the Philippines
and Indonesians are B-grade DX, it's the African
and Europeans that were our A-grade targets.
Day 6 - Sunday July 24
Unfortunately nothing new from
Africa but the strength of these were at their best
this morning, incredible arm chair strength from
Kenya 1386 and Djibouti 1539 around 1900 and Tanzania
1214 was rock solid. Only new stations in the log
were Yemen outlets on 760 & 792 as the Middle
East remained reliable. So we decided to bug out
and dismantle the campsite and literally chuck it
in the minivan to worry about later. Fortunately
I was home by noon and able to sit back watching
the V8 Supercars after lunch whereas Dave was driving
and driving and didn't get back to Victoria until
early Sunday evening.
The key outcome of this trip
was that propagation to Africa was at it's best
ever and to Europe was its worst ever. We have the
theory that this is a seasonal thing where you get
Africa in winter and Europe in summer. We'll have
to wait until Christmas to test whether or not this
theory is true. The other big thing we realised
was that the EWE was clearly the number 1 antenna,
it was the antenna we got North Americans on when
we set it up for bidirectional use, it was obviously
better than the beverage for Africa and was even
superior for North Africa, Middle East and Europe
than the beverage which was pointing to that part
of the world. Could this mean that future DXpeditions
only need the simple EWE as opposed to the cumbersome
and time consuming beverage - this is relevant to
Australian DXers where in summer the bushland is
infested with the most venomous and aggressive snakes
in the world! Anyway I plan to venture out to the
Coorong a lot more over winter this year to see
if a few more rare exotic Africans can be hunted
549 1703 CNR Fujian, China. Good
with typical Chinese orchestrals // 765. July 20
576 2000 DYMR Cebu City, Philippines.
Fair under 2RN with Philippines Broadcasting Service
IDs then into news items. July 20 (CE/DO)
610 2020 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Good here with oriental string music pieces. July
612 2040 DYHP Cebu City, Philippines.
Funny ads for Premium Rum (no deaths since 1998)
and RMN IDs. July 21 (CE/DO)
621 2100 DXDC Davao City, Philippines.
Fair under 3RN with RMN IDs. July 20 (CE/DO)
630 1506 RRI Makassar, Sulawesi,
Indonesia. Fair in Indonesian with programming seeming
to run overnight. July 20 (CE/DO)
666 2055 DZRH Manila, Philippines.
Good over Aussies with news items and DZRH IDs.
July 20 (CE/DO)
684 1710 CNR Fujian, China. Good
with male Chinese talks // 909. July 20 (CE/DO)
765 1703 CNR China. Good with
typical Chinese orchestrals // 765. July 20 (CE/DO)
774 0950 RRI Fak Fak, Irian Jaya,
Indonesia. Nice signal despite monster 3LO cochannel
, Indonesian talk then full IDs on the hour. July
783 1150 RRI Ende, Nusa Tenggara,
Indonesia. Good here and never them before, noted
with Song of Coconut Isles then full ID and news.
July 21 (CE/DO)
810 1000 RRI Meruake, Irian Jaya,
Indonesia. Fair despite local stations with Jakarta
news and IDs then into music show. July 22 (CE/DO)
819 0955 DXUM Cebu City, Philippines.
Good at times with funny ads then IDs on the hour.
July 23 (CE/DO)
864 1109 DZWM Alaminos, Philippines.
Good here with US Evangelist religious program.
July 21 (CE/DO)
873 1106 Thoi Long, Vietnam.
Fair with male talks in Vietnamese. July 21 (CE/DO)
909 2030 RRI Sorong, Irian Jaya,
Indonesia. Good in Indonesian with pop music show
and local RRI Sorong IDs. July 21 (CE/DO)
909 1957 DYLA Cebu, Philippines.
Noted a couple of English songs suddenly then into
Philippines national anthem and sign on announcements.
July 20 (CE/DO)
909 1710 CNR China. Good with
male Chinese talks // 684. July 20 (CE/DO)
918 1039 DZSR Quezon, Philippines.
Entertaining Sports Radio program with lots of scores
and animated DJs. July 20 (CE/DO)
927 1101 DXMD Santos City, Philippines.
Fair signal with animated male DJ and canned RMN
IDs. July 21 (CE/DO)
936 1050 DXIM Cagayan de Oro,
Philippines. Male announcer at fair levels with
Radio Ng Bayan IDs. July 21 (CE/DO)
999 1037 DYSS Cebu City, Philippines.
Pretty good mixing with possible Jakarta and Aussies,
lots of Super Radyo IDs. July 20 (CE/DO)
1035 1040 SIBC Honiara, Solomon
Islands. Usually under 2ZB but would appear at times
with UNICEF interview, only Pacific station of the
trip. July 20 (CE/DO)
1062 1048 DZEC Manila, Philippines.
Fair overall but good peaks with non-stop male commentary
on political issues then quick ID on hour. July
1107 2123 RRI Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Fair mixing with 2EA with Indonesian commentary.
July 21 (CE/DO)
1143 1210 BEL3 Taiwan Area Fishery,
Taiwan. Fair with usual weather information programming
in Taiwanese. July 21 (CE/DO)
1170 2005 DXMR Zamboanga del
Sur, Philippines. Good at tail end of sign on announcements
with loads of IDs, mixing with Farda. July 21 (CE/DO)
1179 1039 DYSB Bacolod City,
Phillipines. Upbeat male and female chatter with
DYSB Super Radyo IDs on the hour. July 21 (CE/DO)
1179 1025 RRI Padang, Sumatra,
Indonesia. Not often heard Indo with male talks
and lots of references to Jakarta, later noted before
hour with RRI local ID, no sign of DYSB from a couple
of evenings back. July 23 (CE/DO)
1179 JOOR Oaska, Japan. Poor
with Japanese musical show. July 23 (CE/DO)
1197 0918 DXFE Davao City, Philippines.
Fair mixing with semi-local 5RPH with religious
programming. July 21 (CE/DO)
1215 1030 DYRF Cebu City, Philippines.
Strong here with religious programming as per usual.
July 20 (CE/DO)
1224 0910 DXED Davao City, Philippines.
Actually stronger than 2EA with news commentary
programming & Eagles Broadcasting Corporation
IDs. July 21 (CE/DO)
1242 1643 Voice of Vietnam, Vietnam.
Good with mailbag program in English. July 20 (CE/DO)
1260 1030 DZEL Lecuna City, Philippines.
Quick couple of callsign IDs on the half hour followed
by faced paced talks. July 21 (CE/DO)
1287 0940 DXRC Zamboanga City,
Philippines. Fairly good here with Super Radyo Zamboanga
IDs and animated talks. July 20 (CE/DO)
1296 0930 DXAB Davao City, Philippines.
Very good signal and one of the 1st Philipino's
to fade in with lots of DXAB Report IDs between
news items. July 20 (CE/DO)
1296 1644 CRI China. Fair here
in French. July 20 (CE/DO)
1359 2015 CNR China. Good strength
with Chinese musical show // 1593. July 20 (CE/DO)
1377 2109 CNR Henan, China. Very
good in Chinese and best of all CNR outlets. July
1440 1015 JOWF Sapporo, Japan.
Fairly good but not super strong with 2PB gone and
mixing with New Zealanders. July 20 (CE/DO)
1512 1009 DYAB Cebu City, Philippines.
Very good with Yamaha bike ads and nutty DJ. July
1530 1000 DZME Manila, Philippines.
Poor mixing with 2VM dominant, noted with ID on
the hour. July 20 (CE/DO)
1548 1432 DW Trincomalee, Sri
Lanka. Fair in presumed Urdu with male talks //
15470. July 20 (CE/DO)
1566 1023 DXID Pagadian, Philippines.
Fair with virtually non-stop chant and prayer melodies
with occasional Tagalog talks. July 22 (CE/DO)
1566 2005 All India Radio Nagpur,
India. Poor overall but clearly readable with Indian
music show // 9425. July 20 (CE/DO)
1575 0850 DXJR Cagayan de Oro,
Philippines. Fair here with animated DJ and great
IDs on the hour. July 21 (CE/DO)
1575 1530 Voice of America, Thailand.
Regular here over 2RF, noted here with special English
programming. July 20 (CE/DO)
1593 2015 CNR China. Good strength
with Chinese musical show // 1359. July 20 (CE/DO)
1180 0825 Radio Marti, Marathon,
FL. Fair here in Spanish // 6030 with vibrant music.
First time noted for me in South Australia. July
1220 0849 XEB, La B Grande, Mexico.
Solid signal, as god as XERF with romantica ballads.
July 20 (CE/DO)
1520 0925 KOKC Oklahoma City,
OK. Poor with Air America talkback show. July 20
1570 0902 XERF La Poderosa, Mexico.
Good despite splatter with Spanish commentary on
the hour followed by usual Ranchera music show.
July 20 (CE/DO)
1590 0803 KLIV San Jose, CA.
Poor and only noted briefly with CNN news. July
1650 0908 KFOX Torrance, CA.
Fair in Korean noted a few times fading in and out
of the mix. July 20 (CE/DO)
1650 0753 KDNZ Cedar Falls, IA.
Coast to Coast then local ads and IDs on the hour.
July 22 (CE/DO)
1660 0903 KXOL Brigham City,
UT. Fair with usual oldies format with IDs between
most songs. July 22 (CE/DO)
1660 0815 WCNZ Marcos Isl, FL.
Fair and was quite good at times with religious
talkback show hosted by priest. July 20 (CE/DO)
1660 0732 KTIQ Merced CA. Fair
in Spanish with upbeat Latino tunes and constant
deep fades. July 20 (CE/DO)
1670 0748 KHPY Moreno Valley,
CA. The best of all North Americans with non-stop
Spanish talks. July 20 (CE/DO)
1680 0920 KAVT Fresno, CA. Poor
and would only rarely appear with Spanish talks
mixed in with English pop songs. July 20 (CE/DO)
1690 0740 KDDZ Arvada, CO. Poor
but readable on occasions with Radio Disney IDs
and pop music. July 20 (CE/DO)
1690 0912 KFSG Roseville, CA.
Poor with subdued Spanish commentaries. July 20
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
711 2144 Radio Sana'a, Yemen.
Poor here with male commentary in Arabic over fading
Aussies. July 21 (CE/DO)
760 1915 Radio Sana'a, Yemen.
Not // 792, noted with upbeat Middle Eastern music
show, best of 3 Yemen outlets noted this trip. July
792 1900 Radio Sana'a, Yemen.
One of 3 Yemen stations on offer this trip with
male talks in AA after on the hour ID. July 23 (CE/DO)
819 2116 Batrah, Egypt. Strong
at times with Arabic music programming. July 23
873 2140 Radio Rossii, Russia.
Poor with only a brief appearance with Radio Rossii
ID and male talks in Russian. July 21 (CE/DO)
909 1950 Voice of America, Botswana.
Poor in English but clearly readable prior to RRI
& DYLA signed on soon after. July 20 (CE/DO)
927 1734 TRT Izmir, Turkey. Fair
under Aussies with Turkish music show. July 20 (CE/DO)
936 2135 RTM Agadir, Morocco.
Poor but readable with Arabic male talks. July 21
945 2203 Kebbii Broadcasting
Corp, Nigeria (tentative) Totally in the clear for
5 minutes as Sports Radio missed their news feed
and only had an open carrier, noted with exciting
typical African hi-life music. July 20 (CE/DO)
990 2040 Radio Sawa, Cape Greco,
Cyprus. Sensational Arabic pop songs and noted //
1260. July 20 (CE/DO)
1017 2030 TRT Mudanya, Turkey.
Exotic Turkish music programming not // 927 though
1098 2145 IRIB Zabol, Iran. Fair
mixing with 6MD with male talks in presumed Farsi.
July 20 (CE/DO)
1169 1505 IRIB Sarasary, Iran.
Early appearance of this one with non-stop male
talks in Farsi. July 20 (CE/DO)
1188 2133 Radio Sana'a, Yemen.
Poor overall with non-stop Arabic talks. July 20
1214 1925 Radio Tanzania, Arusha,
Tanzania. Animated male and female talks in Swahili
noted // 5050 with many IDs finally after 2000 -
best logging of the trip. July 21 (CE/DO)
1233 1910 Radio Monte Carlo,
Cyprus. Good here with male talks in Arabic, RMC
IDs and then English pop music July 20 (CE/DO)
1251 1910 Voice of Africa, Libya.
This one isn't often heard, good here with male
talks in Arabic followed by Middle Eastern like
music. July 22 (CE/DO)
1260 2040 Radio Sawa, Rhodes,
Dodecanese Islands. Sensational Arabic pop songs
and noted // 990. July 20 (CE/DO)
1296 2246 SNBC Reba, Sudan. Noted
particularly late in the morning with North African
music and male talks in Arabic. July 22 (CE/DO)
1386 1638 KBC Maralal, Kenya.
Noted this fading in around this time with 80's
and 90's pop music, General Overseas Service competition
promo's and KBC IDs in EE, fair to good until sign
off each morning. July 20 (CE/DO)
1404 2235 IRIB Rasht, Iran. Fair
with Farsi music program. July 22 (CE/DO)
1440 1542 BSKSA Dammam, Saudi
Arabia. Yes there every morning - big deal
1458 2205 Radio Vision Mayotte.
Unusually strong and came from nowhere with male
and female French talks. Not heard again on the
trip. July 21 (CE/DO)
1467 2100 TWR Roumoules, France.
Fair with male talks in Arabic. July 22 (CE/DO)
1521 2115 BSKSA Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia. Good with male talks in Arabic. July 22
1530 1835 Voice of America, Sao
Tome. Fair with male talks in French. July 21 (CE/DO)
1539 1555 Radiodiffusion Vision
Djibouti, Djibouti. Good at this early hour noted
with IDs on the hour then into North African music
pieces, noted // 4780 which was rock solid S9+ 20dB!
July 20 (CE/DO)
1548 2112 VOR Grigoriopol, Moldova.
Poor overall under 4QD with Voice of Russia Serbian
service. July 20 (CE/DO)
1548 2200 Voice of America, Kuwait.
Slowly appeared over faded Moldova and flutterly
4QD, poor with Arabic contemporary music. July 21
1575 1830 Radio Farda, Al-Dhabbaya,
United Arab Emirates. Good mixing with 2RF and airing
popular music with Farsi vocals and plenty of IDs
between songs. July 20 (CE/DO)
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