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Offline Ron - Calif.

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Radio Vanuatu is back on SW again
« on: January 13, 2021, 1350 UTC »
VANUATU. 3945, R. Vanuatu, randomly from 0745 till trx off at 1114 UT, on Jan 13. Am very grateful
to Manuel Méndez (via WOR iog) for the timely alert! At tune in on 3945, was not too bad, but third
harmonic 11835 was unusable; after 0800, the 11835 reception had greatly improved; 0830, "Radio
Vanuatu, half past seven"
; programming in Bislama; later on 3945 (11835 unheard), at 1000, the
usual intro to the news/sports/weather, with indigenous music of horns and drums; news ended at
1019; from 1032 to 1101, ending the day with the usual sermon and religious songs; 1101, closing
announcement and National Anthem; 1102-1114, open carrier (no audio); dead air till trx off.
Wonderful to have them back again!

Audio of ID and local time check - https://app.box.com/s/4iti6y0lyqv1uuliw9i5x40fn6yb2gga .

Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
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Re: Radio Vanuatu is back on SW again
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 0724 UTC »
- - - from Bryan Clark:

"Radio Vanuatu now on 7260 at 0058 UTC [Jan 14] but no second or third harmonic evident.
When I rechecked earlier at 2100 they had disappeared from 7780 and 11835. Current reception
is on the NZ KiwiSDR at the Bay of Islands in Northland NZ. I have a carrier and some audio at
home but not enough for positive identification. Bryan"

My log of Jan 14:

7260, from 0501 to 0559* UTC; definite Pacific Islands music, but very poor. At 0600, noted signal on third
harmonic 11835, so started at *0600, but was very poor; second harmonic (7890) was only a carrier and
nothing on 3945. Manuel Méndez also noted 0559*, on 7260, at the same time. Thanks again to Manuel, 
for the original alert of the return of RV.