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13mb Specials
« on: January 13, 2014, 1142 UTC »
21510   IRAN. VOIRI - Kamalabad. English news to SAs at 1035 with a rather raspy old audio quality, running // 21640 (also Kamalabad and also to SAs) which had much clearer audio. Both freqs were strong signals, Jan 12.

21560   VATICAN. VR- -SM Galeria. Beautiful booming signal with the Sunday service in Italian at s/on 1050, starting with long frequency anncts in a variety of languages inc. English. Then the Angelus with Pope Francis began from 1100. Also runs // 15595 - fair to poor there, and 11740 to Eu - but very much underneath CNR 2 (Lingshi) on Jan 12.

21580   KUWAIT. R. Kuwait, with a nice signal in Filipino (and with a liberal sprinkling of English words in there as well) at 1047, Jan 12.

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Re: 13mb Specials
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 1728 UTC »
Nice catches. Do you hear 13 meter band broadcasts very often?

Here where I live in the NW US, the highest broadcasts I've heard were few and far between in the 16 meter band; mainly Radio Havana in Arabic.
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Re: 13mb Specials
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 0318 UTC »
Nice catches. Do you hear 13 meter band broadcasts very often?

Here where I live in the NW US, the highest broadcasts I've heard were few and far between in the 16 meter band; mainly Radio Havana in Arabic.

Yes most broadcasters operating in the 13mb are currently being heard here throughout the day and much of the night. Summer in SE Australia means that this band is open on many occasions, although reception can be quite variable at times…..which, in a way, is what I find most interesting about the band. Sometimes there'll be nothing heard and at other times, the signals are just roaring in.

However, over the next few years, at the sunspot cycle drops to its minimum, this band ends up being closed most of the time. So, while the signals are there, it's well worth taking a listen.

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Re: 13mb Specials
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 0319 UTC »
Further to the above, here are several more stations noted yesterday:

21600   IRAN. VOIRI - Sirjan. News in the Russian service to CAs at 0455 with a good signal. Runs // 11825 (Kamalabad) which faded in around 0515 (4:15 EDST) on Jan 14.

21770   PHILIPPINES. VOA - Tinang. S/on 0500 for the Tuesday Tibetan service WITHOUT jamming! Good clear signal until 0504 CNR 1 came on at equal strength. Seemed to be // 21570 and with CNR 1 jamming as well, but at a weaker level there, Jan 14

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