viernes, 28 de enero de 2011
NIGER: En 9705 kHz Niamey
Niger: 9705, Niamey (strongly) presumed, wonderful listening experience 1/28 2140-2300*. Terrific musical mix of Afro Jazz, highlife music, traditional chants, W African pop songs hosted by YL with very muffled, undermod anmts in what sounded like FF and vern lang. Signal weak at tune-in 2140 but faded up to very decent level toward end of transmission. Flute IS heard at 2158 and time pips on the hour at 2200. Very deep fades, would disappear 20 seconds to a minute, making me think it had signed-off, but then would come back. OM ancr musical commercial 2243. Transmission shutdown came after Islamic call to prayer at 2254, then flute IS again at 2258 f/by choral NA and silence to 2259.55* carrier cut. Everything fits for Niamey, from fqy, W Afr location, Islamic country, former French colony, and so on . . . but didn't catch definite ID. Calling it 99% sure, though and thanks again to Brian Alexander for initial tip. (R Perry, Illinois)
Ralph Perry, Wheaton, Illinois
Drake R8B; Eton E1; Hallicrafters SX100; BC221; Ameco PLF-2 preamp.