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Author Topic: BBC via Abu Dhabi 12095 kHz 1820 UTC 19 Sept 2018  (Read 571 times)

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BBC via Abu Dhabi 12095 kHz 1820 UTC 19 Sept 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 0140 UTC »
BBC via Abu Dhabi at 1820-1822 UTC and again 1851-1859 UTC. This broadcast is in Arabic to North Africa, with what sounds like all news and current affairs; no music. At 1859 UTC, I heard a clear ID along the lines of “BBC Alearabia” by a male voice with the BBC News jingle tune, followed by abrupt signoff.

The signal was weak and affected by choppy distance fading and daytime hiss and an electrical interference noise I've heard lately on the 25 meter band. Still, very audible from across the room. SINPO 24232.

It's always curious to me which signals aimed at other places make it through the daytime noise way up here in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the relays aimed at Africa from the east, including this one and broadcasts from the big transmitters in Madagascar, regularly break through here. Same for some of the other Africa-targeted broadcasts, including VOA's Botswana relay on 15580.
Eric Fetters-Walp / eQSL to fettwalp@outlook.com

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