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Author Topic: Heads up Radio Mali  (Read 1073 times)

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Heads up Radio Mali
« on: August 19, 2020, 0230 UTC »
Maybe some interesting listening on 5995khz - I think they come back on at 0600z "if they do come back at all" - there are yet unconfirmed reports of a military coup in Mali - one logger has relayed "reports of heavy military presence near the Radio station & the airport "
Note: this is reported yet unconfirmed at 0230z 8.19.2020
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 0612 UTC »
I tuned in a bit after 0600 UTC and did not hear Mali on 5995 kHz. I'm up here near Seattle, and conditions are a bit noisy tonight, but I've been reliably hearing at least some signal from Mali at that time for weeks now.

UPDATE: I checked some U.S. East Coast SDRs and heard Mali by 0620 UTC with Afropop music. Didn't hear any news.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 0707 UTC by Treehouse SWL »
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 0832 UTC »
Suspected military coup. President and PM reportedly arrested. President declared resignation and dissolvement of current government via state TV broadcast.
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 1921 UTC »
Reports from 0600z broadcast - sign on, no interval signal, no FF ID, no FF announcements just non stop African Music.
The situation may affect CRI relay via Bamako.
Thx for the feedback, gents.  Keep an ear on this as it may get interesting.
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 2031 UTC »
It's 2026 UTC and I'm hearing CRI's Arabic service via the Bamako relay coming in on 13630 kHz. Also hearing CRI in English via Bamako as scheduled on 11640 kHz (that one's not as audible).

No effect on that, apparently. I would assume the CRI relay equipment in Mali is mostly automated?
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 2342 UTC »
I've got 'em @ 23:39z on 5995 listening in LSB playing music; signal is weak, but just audible.

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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2020, 0639 UTC »
I've been tuned in to 5995 since a bit before 0600 UTC, using LSB due to the presence of Habana on 6000 (which seems gone as of 0637z, guess I can go back to AM mode). It's just been music. Low audio level per usual but clear. I enjoy this station when I stay up late (it's past midnight in my time zone) because it's usually a music program. You'd never have any idea Mali was in any turmoil listening to this.
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2020, 1653 UTC »
I've been tuned in to 5995 since a bit before 0600 UTC, using LSB due to the presence of Habana on 6000 (which seems gone as of 0637z, guess I can go back to AM mode). It's just been music. Low audio level per usual but clear. I enjoy this station when I stay up late (it's past midnight in my time zone) because it's usually a music program. You'd never have any idea Mali was in any turmoil listening to this.
Kind of like the old Soviet Union TV - when the sh*t hit the fan they would play non stop music......that's how you knew something was going down.
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Re: Heads up Radio Mali
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2020, 2304 UTC »
Reports of normalcy returning to the broadcasts though with weaker signals.
Also, Bamako relays appear to be unaffected.
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