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Author Topic: Eye Radio, 11620 AM, 0430 UTC, 03 AUG 2018  (Read 286 times)

Offline MDK2

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Eye Radio, 11620 AM, 0430 UTC, 03 AUG 2018
« on: August 03, 2018, 0453 UTC »
This might belong in SWBC, but from my best recollection Eye Radio ("Your Eye on South Sudan") is considered to be a clandestine station. It's been off the air for a while but is back with a vengeance tonight, S9 +10 from an unknown location, but my guesses are Issoudun, SMG (Vatican), or Madagascar (which can give me some booming signals, such as the concurrent BBC relay on 9915.

Positive ID at 0435 and again at 0450. QRT at 0500. It had faded down to S7-S8 levels, reinforcing my impression that it wasn't originating from a North American tx.

Video of reception at 0432z:
https://youtu.be/oijCYrblFi0
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 0502 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: Eye Radio, 11620 AM, 0430 UTC, 03 AUG 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2018, 1453 UTC »
I was right - Madagascar TX. Here's an article about its relaunch on HF.

http://www.bclnews.it/2018/08/02/eye-radio-for-south-sudan-again-on-air/
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Re: Eye Radio, 11620 AM, 0430 UTC, 03 AUG 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 1922 UTC »
Yes definitely considered a clandestine - had been silent since end of A17 if my memory is correct - which is questionable at best lately....
Thx for the heads up!
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Re: Eye Radio, 11620 AM, 0430 UTC, 03 AUG 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 1836 UTC »
Apparent schedule in EE:

0400-0500 mtwtf.. 11620mdc
1500-1600 mtwtf.. 15410iss

Times = UTC

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