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further TA in Victoria 1 December

Friday, December 07 2018


<<< I've checked 702 and 1422 several times this week
> on Kiwi SDRs for any possible French talk before
> 0500UT, and it's almost always been Koranic
> recitation. However, this evening, it was a man
> and woman talking, but in Arabic.
>
> However, the Arabic seemed to have a softer sound
> than Middle Eastern, or even Egyptian, Arabic,
> and could possibly be mistaken for French when it's poor quality DX. >>>

Interesting, Nick. Arabic on 702 might be BBC in Oman, the big gun that was the surprise of the Hawaii Ultralight DXpedition.

Most TP-DXers are pretty mystified with Arabic. I never would have known what this strange 702 signal was, except for the language skills of Mauno and Mika https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/r2v5evrlkg1pv6qvatidyzvqwoi3i7ou

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

> On December 6, 2018 at 9:13 PM Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@ieee.org> wrote:
>
>
> I've checked 702 and 1422 several times this week
> on Kiwi SDRs for any possible French talk before
> 0500UT, and it's almost always been Koranic
> recitation. However, this evening, it was a man
> and woman talking, but in Arabic.
>
> However, the Arabic seemed to have a softer sound
> than Middle Eastern, or even Egyptian, Arabic,
> and could possibly be mistaken for French when it's poor quality DX.
>
> best wishes,
>
> Nick
>
> At 18:35 2018-12-03, Mauno Ritola wrote:
>
> >I think Algerian local stations may and do
> >choose the nighttime relay network freely and
> >also may change it and carry also two different
> >networks during the night. I wonder if at 0500 it is then ChaÃÂne 3?
> >
> >Mauno
> >
> >Nick Hall-Patch kirjoitti 3.12.2018 klo 6:18:
> >>Thanks for the suggestions Chuck.
> >
> >>On 702, the French program starts at 0500UT
> >>apparently, so not a guideline necessarily for
> >>earlier on.Ã This evening, I checked a
> >>Portuguese and a Sardinian KiwiSDR , and both
> >>delivered Coran Radio IDs on the hour on 702,
> >>after much recitation, also //1422.
> >
> >>Maybe Algeriaà has different programming on
> >>weeknights, so will check again tomorrow.
> >
> >>1026 Tabriz has been heard here in the last
> >>month, and was also hearing Iran on 1278 about
> >>30 minutes later, hence the conjecture.
> >
> >>Nick
> >
> >
> >
> >>At 07:57 2018-12-02, Chuck Hutton wrote:
> >>>702 : I have heard 702 Algeria in French at
> >>>0500 // 1089 and others several years ago.
> >>>819: since you say it is Arabic, the question
> >>>mark next to Egypt can be removed. Iran is
> >>>Farsi and I don't think 5 kW Sudan is more than a dream.
> >>>1026: Can't say given the description.
> >>>
> >>>Chuck
> >>>
> >>>________________________________
> >>>From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com> on
> >>>behalf of Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@ieee.org>
> >>>Sent: Saturday, December 1, 2018 11:31 PM
> >>>To: Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America
> >>>Subject: Re: [IRCA] further TA in Victoria 1 December
> >>>
> >>>A further scan through last night's TA files yielded the following
> >>>
> >>>DEC 1
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>702Ã unID, man talking, sounded French 0240UT, into music from
> >>>plucked stringedà instrument, then more talking.à Algeria is listed
> >>>as R. Coran at this time, which I suspect would not be French, but
> >>>can't think who else this might be?
> >>>
> >>>783 unID man talking, some sort of Arabic singing, poor at 0111UT,
> >>>just a brief fade up.
> >>>
> >>>819 Arabic vocal music, poor,Ã 0231UT Egypt?
> >>>
> >>>864 EGYPTÃ maxed out 0227-8UT strong and clear Koran recitation.
> >>>
> >>>909 womanà in recognizably British English 0203UT and also 0230UT;
> >>>fair strength, likely Five Live
> >>>
> >>>1026 unID turned up at various times between 0130-0220UT, best was at
> >>>0153UT, with echoey male vocals.Ã Iran?
> >>>
> >>>1098 Arabic sounding vocal, poor 0226UT
> >>>
> >>>1539 UAE?Ã Although formally logged at 0239UT, was also noted with
> >>>man talking and Indian sounding music 0203, 0214,and 0234UT, never
> >>>more than poor strength
> >>>
> >>>1575Ã tUAE.Ã Fades in the buzz saw yielded male Middle Eastern
> >>>sounding vocals, poor, 0159UT and across the hour, but I think Farda
> >>>runs on Iranian time anyway.Ã Ã Male talk at 0130UT however was too
> >>>poor to get any ID'able material
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>best wishes,
> >>>
> >>>Nick
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Nick Hall-Patch
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