ROMANIA 9790 After month and more with sound only one "bou-u-u-u", finally
is rising good signal of RRI in Russian, noted on Oct 8 at 1350 UT on 9790
kHz and on Oct 10th at 0450 on 9555 kHz giving the details of contest with
(!) final date for taking part Sept 30th, 2008 under the title "Danube" /
BTW on Sundays in last 10 minutes of their prgrs there is a DX prgr in
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 12)
Checked the schedule of the new 100 kW Continental tx unit at very old
Romanian SW site at Saftica [former Radio Espana Independiente site during
Franco dictatorship] too, tonight Oct 14th:
7210 kHz noted RRI in Ukrainian at 1500-1527 UT, powerful here in Germany
54444, and superb audio quality, never heard on this former limited 20/50 kW
units in the past.
Break between 15.27:10 and 15.28:25 UT.
6135 kHz noted RRI in Serbian at 1530-1557 UT, powerhouse S=9+10 dB on 6135
9620 kHz transmitter is on the air at 1600 UT, powerful S=9+20 dB signal,
BUT NO audio feed of the Italian service.
So I guess 2nd step of shortwave modernization at Romanian sites Galbeni,
Saftica has been completed.
And Tiganesti 300 kW Continental site will follow soon, and will be ready on
Oct 26th, when B-08 winter schedule starts.
Google Earth imagery: Saftica site
ROU Saftica site, old Espana Independiente 20/50 kW
4 curtains in G.E. visible, and also additional revolving antenna like
on Yahoo Maps
on Microsoft Virtual Earth
ITALIAN 1400-1426 7170*
AROMANIAN 1430-1456 7170*
UKRAINIAN 1500-1526 7210*
SERBIAN 1530-1556 6135*
ITALIAN 1600-1626 9620*
AROMANIAN 1630-1656 7135*
UKRAINIAN 1700-1726 6135*
SERBIAN 1730-1756 6105*
ITALIAN 1800-1826 7130* till Sep. 6.
1800-1826 5955* from Sep. 7
AROMANIAN 1830-1856 7130* till Sep. 6.
1830-1856 5955* from Sep. 7
UKRAINIAN 1900-1926 7205*
SERBIAN 1930-1956 6130*
At present RRI Tiganesti tx site is on refurbishing procedure.
RRI broadcasts still now on limited basis, mostly two 300 kW units on air in
, instead of four txs.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 14)