Hard-Core-DX.com: Vatican Radio special on shortwave, May 15

Vatican Radio special on shortwave, May 15

Sunday, May 15 2022

Vatican Radio special broadcast Sunday 15 May 0800-1020 UT

15575 French to West Africa
17760 Portuguese to South Africa
17790 Tamil to South Asia (via Madagascar)
21650 English to South Asia
(VR via Mauno Ritola-FIN, wor May 14)

Something seemingly wrong with the Vatican Radio px feed from Rome to
Madagascar Indian Ocean, only the pause signal of Vatican Radio heard over
and over again via MDG relay site, but no special 'MARIA mentioned over and
over' heard on that channel. 08.00-08.30 UT

15575 kHz S=9+20dB strength in Germany, French to WeAfrica at 08.01 UT,
mentioned often Republique Democratique du Congo ... relig political item.

MDG - Nothing heard on 17790 kHz here in Germany / EUR at 08.04 UT.

17760 kHz Portuguese Church chorus sung at 08.05 UT, S=9 in Germany, but
some switch of different TX units and antennas occured til 08.13, when
signal was lower of S=7-8 strength. Partly heard also same px outlet til
08.09 UT switch OFF on 17775 kHz, S=7-8.
In between also seemingly two TX units send out on 17760 kHz with echo delay

17790 kHz checked in Delhi SoAS target at 08.20 UT, noted only fair S=5
signal from Madagascar, only station pause signal over and over again.
Further check at 08.32 UT revealed Tamil language female presenter of the
LIVE coverage from Vatican City. S=7 at 08.39 UT in Delhi.

21650 kHz Vatican Radio from Santa Maria di Galeria in English, S=9+15dB
here in Germany, S=9+10dB on remote Perseus SDR in Delhi, SoAS, at 08.18 UT,

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)