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Offline Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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Reactivated Ethiopia 6090khz?
« on: February 20, 2024, 0455 UTC »
I think Amhara State Radio in Ethiopia has reactivated/refurbished/repaired their 6090 khz transmitter. I absolutely scan the lower broadcast bands, 5800 to 6200 nightly here and havent heard even a carrier until this past Saturday.


My email to a  few friends on Saturday night

They’re listed with a 0356UTC sign on, I’ve never heard them.

You’d expect the transmitters sites there to be pretty ramshackle

Well today about 0330 I had music that was very decidedly African continent sounding. Just a long ass instrumental…. Signal was acutually pretty good.  Modulation wasn’t great but it was better than Iran, Cuba and Cairo.

The only Possible thing I heard would be Amhara state radio… but this sounded quality wise, too good to be them, but based on the music, it had to be them… I think


Notes from email on Mon Feb 19th

Almost positive this is Ethiopia now.

Heard music about 0305 tonight but it was the same long instrumental tune ….heard it fade out and start again.    Then around 0352 or so a guy talked…. Heard actual music with singing after him, then about 0401 a lady with what sounded like news.

Voice wasn’t as well modulated as music … signal peaked about 0330 for me and started getting worse by 0346
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Re: Reactivated Ethiopia 6090khz?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2024, 0354 UTC »
This past Saturday, I spotted an unknown 6090khz.. but after 3 days of listening, Im pretty sure i determined thats Amhara State Radio. Something I've NEVER heard, EVER.

Well, tonight, I spotted someone on 6110. I think ive heard them before a few times, but zero modulation.

Tonight, I have a good signal AND audio.. and it's Radio Fana ...very african continent sounding music and speech that seems to be the same language as i heard on 6090.. different programming, but the same language as both are in east africa.  amharic.
Paul B. Walker, Jr.
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