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Offline fpeconsultant

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Radio Dandal Kura name change
« on: February 26, 2018, 2001 UTC »
Apparently now referred to as Ndarason Radio International - after 2/26:
0500-0600 5960iss
0600-0700 7415iss
1800-2000 12050iss
All UTC
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Re: Radio Dandal Kura name change
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 1844 UTC »
Hi !

Obviously not a name change.
At 1820 UTC Feb 28th on 12050 kHz I can hear Ndarason Radio Int. with Afro-mx, Talk and ID AND weak in the background Dandal Kura Radio Int. in // to the stream on their web page. No idea if this is a technical problem, or some sort of "radio-war".

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Patrick
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Re: Radio Dandal Kura name change
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 1848 UTC »
I saw this email exchange between Mr. Hauser and the op: thx Glenn!!!

``Mr Smith, We in the shortwave community are trying to
figure out what is going on, with Radio Ndarason
International seemingly replacing Radio Dandal Kura.

On the new webpage of Ndarason you are listed as the CEO of
it. The phone number starting 235 implies it is based in
Chad.

The same web design of Dandal Kura has another person as
CEO, and the phone starts with 234, as in Nigeria. It seems
DK is still producing programming, at least on the web.

Some of our monitors have heard two stations conflicting on
12050 kHz at 1800 UT, presumably these two. Also on 5960
from 0500 UT it is not clear which one is being aired, or
both, from France, or Ascension? Of course, we cannot
understand the language(s), only try to catch an ID
mention.

Is Radio Ndarason for real, and are you running it? Or is it
fake by the Nigerians? Was there a scism with Dandal Kura so
both stations are laying claim to the schedule and
frequencies? What does the name Ndarason mean?

We would very much appreciate your answering these questions
and explaining what is really happening.

Thanks,

Glenn Hauser


``Hi Glenn, Sorry for the delay in replying, I am travelling
constantly in areas where connections are dodgy at best.

Radio Ndarason is Dandal Kura Chad in the process of going
through a change - that is, a separation from its Maiduguri
sister station. The frequencies used for Dandal Kura are
paid for by Okapi Consulting, with a goal of covering the
Lake Chad region in the interests of stability and peace.
There is no Nigerian government involvement in this
decision. Okapi Consulting is registered in Chad as a local
NGO, under head office in Johannesburg, and in partnership
with the Lake Chad Basin Commission, based here in
N’Djamena.

We are equally confused about the frequencies being used
apparently to relay Maiduguri programme. Okapi has had a
contractual engagement with Babcock for these frequencies
since the 4th quarter of 2017.

In unrelated news - many years ago I used to work at RCI
with Ian McFarland and hear your reports regularly on SWL
Digest. I also worked with Jonathan Marks at the RNW.

Kind regards, David

David Smith

Director/Directeur Okapi Consulting (Johannesburg)

Directeur Projet/Project Director Radio Ndarason
Internationale (Lac Tchad)

http://www.okapi.cc

RSA +27 72 378 8235

Tchad +235 65 07 86 48

Nigéria +234 814 767 4829
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