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Author Topic: 17540 Radio Impala 1730 UTC, 2/20 & 3/8/14  (Read 2011 times)

Offline Antennae

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17540 Radio Impala 1730 UTC, 2/20 & 3/8/14
« on: February 20, 2014, 1824 UTC »
I heard an ID in English around 1730 and another one later. The announcer had an accent. It had 2 syllables and sounded like it started with a vowel. Mostly it was hard to discern because of the accent. But the frequency and time fit for Radio Mara.  Really relaxing music with singing and guitar. Singing sounded African.

So as I understand, this comes from a relay in Madagascar?  Looking at my globe, that is on the opposite side of the world from California!  

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EDIT:
I listened to the links that FPE Consultant gave and it is Radio Impala and not Radio Mara.  I changed the subject...to reflect.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 1711 UTC by fpeconsultant »
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Re: 17540 Radio Mara 1730 UTC, Feb. 20, 2014
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 0054 UTC »
1700-1800   17540  MDC 250 kW to SoAf  KNK Radio Mara (via Madagascar).
Nice catch - check out http://hfunderground.com/blog/?p=264

Also heard 2/8 and 2/15so Saturdays are:
1700-1800   17540  MDC  to Rwanda in KNK Radio Impala
since about start of Feb-check out http://hfunderground.com/blog/?p=298      

KNK   KinyaRwanda-KiRundi                
« Last Edit: February 21, 2014, 0102 UTC by fpeconsultant »
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Re: 17540 Radio Mara 1730 UTC, Feb. 20, 2014
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 0216 UTC »
Thanks for the links! it was Radio Impala. At the end of the transmission I heard the same as in the first Radio Impala recording.  I remember the way he said "seventeen thousand five hundred and forty" for the frequency. I'll edit the subject...to reflect.
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Re: 17540 Radio Impala 1730 UTC, Feb. 20, 2014
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 1806 UTC »
I heard them today 02/25/2014 at 1736 utc with sign off at 1756 utc 17540 khz AM

Really good signal S9+ (599) and good modulation...

Thanks for the heads up folks :-)  recorded it too... kool music :-)

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Re: 17540 Radio Impala 1730 UTC, Feb. 20, 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 1710 UTC »
big here now 1700z 3 8 14

1700-1800   17540  MDC  to Rwanda in KNK Radio Impala                            
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Re: 17540 Radio Impala 1730 UTC, 2/20 & 3/8/14
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 1747 UTC »
S9+ at 1747z.
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