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I haven't heard that one yet, good catch! I enjoy tuning stations in from those 'closed' countries such as North Korea, Cuba, China, etc. Radio Moscow was a good one back in the day. I'm sure there are some cool targets out of Africa from some very troubled countries.
 

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This is where online lists such as the DXLD (which provides much of the data for the popular World of Radio program by Glenn Hauser) and the NASWA Yahoo group becomes very useful for up to the minute (well, as much as can be had by a reflector, anyway) news and tips. In addition, the Africa and LA station list, though not as timely, can be quite useful. All of these resources are in the SWL monitoring article in our wiki (which is linked in the pulldown, by the way, under 'HF Topics') 73 Mike
 
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I haven't heard that one yet, good catch! I enjoy tuning stations in from those 'closed' countries such as North Korea, Cuba, China, etc. Radio Moscow was a good one back in the day. I'm sure there are some cool targets out of Africa from some very troubled countries.
I remember RM too-I get Voice of Russia late afternoon here on I think 7.335-they have a relay pointed at us in Guyana...VOA does an African segment I have heard on weekends:)
This is where online lists such as the DXLD (which provides much of the data for the popular World of Radio program by Glenn Hauser) and the NASWA Yahoo group becomes very useful for up to the minute (well, as much as can be had by a reflector, anyway) news and tips. In addition, the Africa and LA station list, though not as timely, can be quite useful. All of these resources are in the SWL monitoring article in our wiki (which is linked in the pulldown, by the way, under 'HF Topics') 73 Mike
Thanks Mike-that's going to help:)
 

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I should have mentioned that you need to be a NASWA member to join that group. I have been since the early 80s, so I don't even think about it :.>> One of the member benefits... 73 Mike
 
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LOL That was kinda funy.... ¿that was offley abrubt? I had to listen a few times to even figure out what you were talking about.
 
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I caught this one just before 1300 zulu-it is another transmission from north korea. As the hour rolled over it continued broadcasting-so you have at least a two-hour window to try this DX:)
 

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It's hard to confirm but I believe I'm hearing Radio Mauritania on 4845khz @ 0800z (4/1/09)

It's very weak and I'm dealing with adjacent interference but I'm able to discern what sounds like Arabic.

If this is that station, this would be my first African contact. Woot!


-Nick,
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I would have thought this not possible, since I thought Mauritania is in full daylight by then, but I see a few logs of this in that time period in the NASWA group, so it might be. 73 Mike
 
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BBC to Europe caught at 1533z. I love the BBC news on SW-you will hear news pertaining to parts of the world that you will never hear on regular media here, of course because they are reporting to the people affected by that news. This is what makes SW radio so great!:)
 

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Might I suggest not putting pix of your rx when making a report - it really doesn't add anything to the discussion, and some firewalls - such as those here at SSA - block them anyway.

Do note the time (preferably in UTC - better known in the old days as GMT) frequency, ID of the station if you know or hear it (and if you don't, say that, too...) and any pertinent language/programming notes.

I've been a member of almost all the major SWBC clubs (with the exception of the ASWLC) over the years, and they've all basically put this down as a 'guideline' for logs. In addition if you think you know who the station is, but aren't sure - say so. Nothing wrong with a logical guess, especially if the language is unfamiliar to you. One notation that's pretty widely used - and is in NASWA - is putting a '(p)' after the frequency to indicate that you are presuming this is the station ID, but aren't sure.

This information will make it much more useful to anyone looking at your notes 73 Mike
 
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It's hard to confirm but I believe I'm hearing Radio Mauritania on 4845khz @ 0800z (4/1/09)

It's very weak and I'm dealing with adjacent interference but I'm able to discern what sounds like Arabic.

If this is that station, this would be my first African contact. Woot!


-Nick,
Seattle, WA
Nick have you heard it since? I have been trying at different times, 0800z is waaaaay past my bedtime. That was a great catch:)
 

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Here in the East, Mauritania is a nearly constant visitor in the late afternoons - say around 2200 or 2300 - into the early evening periods, particularly in the winter and early spring. Goes to show you what 3500km of distance does to propagation 73 Mike
 

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Yes I think I'm getting it fairly early in the evening as well. It's very weak however. I seem to get a lot of random RTTY popping up next to that freq however.

I listened one night at around 2300 local and I think I was hearing the morning prayer. Even with my DX Preamp it's very weak.


-Nick
 

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I just saw on the news that N. Korean launched their missile finally. I was listening to 9335khz this morning (8am PDT.) Signal was very strong... it normally isn't even at my QTH. I wonder if they stepped it up a bit just for the launch. ;)

It's very interesting listening to their "news" if you can call it that.


-Nick
 
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