martes, 22 de febrero de 2011
LIBIA: Voice of Africa reportada en onda corta.
** LIBYA. V. of Africa is still from the `Great Jamahiriyah`, so not yet in hands of the revolutionaries unlike some of the MW transmitters: Feb 22 tuned in at 1424 and listened for rest of the sesquihour. Both 17725 and 21695 poor to very poor, sometimes 21695 better, sometimes 17725 better. Never heard anything about the current situation, but I would have earlier at 1413 as Mike Barraclough reported. News reports said MAQ was about to speak, but not heard here.
At 1424 music is alternating with talk I could not be sure was English. 1445 mostly singing in African style. 1455 talk but too weak to tell. 1501 bumped up signal and/or modulation with Beethoven`s Ninth riff, now semi-readable, usual crap about the Green Book being the ``ultimate solution`` to the ``problem of democracy`` --- I`ll say, it`s a problem. MAQ`s angle is that 51% shouldn`t rule the 49% --- so with his regime it`s been the 1% ruling the 99%; is that better?
1505 ID as VOA from the GJ, African drumming, then talk on history of the African Union; 1520 back to music; 1526 switch to YL announcer ``presents`` something. 1532 OM ID and announcing time of broadcast in GJ time and GMT, mentions 4 pm. 1533 YL with geographical talk about the area of Africa, longest rivers, etc. 1547 again about the African Union. 1554 ``we come to the end of our broadcast for today`` and modulation immediately cut on 21695, open carrier to 1556*; at 1559 I check 17725 and it`s still going with talk, English? Beethoven`s Ninth, 1600 becomes just barely modulated. As always, it`s mostly the same old canned programming played over and over (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
LIBYA. 21695, V. of Africa with normal programming in English, Feb 21 at 1546, still the bored announcer referring to the `Great Jamahiriyah``, ``unity of Africa has been achieved``. Yeah, right.
If the revolution succeeds, uninterrupted broadcasting in English is not likely to be a priority, but this is the transmission we can understand, as long as it lasts, 14-16 on 21695 and 17725.
Tarek Zeidan in Denmark heard one of the powerful MW frequencies, El Beida 1125, IDing as ``Radio Free Libya from the Green Mountain`` at 2245 UT Feb 20. What`s that in Arabic? And asking the rest of Libyan cities to join the revolution, but the other MW frequencies were still with pro-Ghaddafi songs.
The other high-power at least 100 kW MW channels in various cities are: 648, 675, 828, 1053, 1251, 1449. I wonder what the double-dagger next to some of them in WRTH 2011 means? Should be interesting listening this evening in Eurafrica. 1251 and 648 are supposed to carry a different version of V. of Africa than on SW, including irregular English news segments.
This fast-breaking news is being reported by experienced MW, SW and satellite monitors in the DXLD yahoogroup (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)