Monday, October 13, 2014

Deutsche Welle via MGLOB (Talanta Volonondry)

Deutsche Welle, transmitting presumably from MGLOB relay facility in Talanta Volonondry, Madagascar, was logged on 13 October 2014. A Hausa language broadcast comprised of current event reports and a radio drama relating to African society was monitored from 18.30 to 19.00 UTC (broadcast time 18.00 to 19.00 UTC). Reception on 17.860 kHz was (SINPO) 34333 -- fair signal and clear audio with transmitter hum and atmospheric noise. Reception worsened and became increasingly noisy after 19.50 UTC with (SINPO) of 34223. The same DW broadcast (at 18.00 to 19.00 UTC)  from Kigali (Rwanda) was logged on 21.780 kHz with a slightly better SINPO. DW via Dhabbaya (UAE), broadcasting in Hausa, can also be received from 13.00 to 14.00 UTC on 21.780 kHz.

Reception reports were emailed to both Deutsche Welle and MGLOB on 14 October 2014. Immediately after submitting the report to MGLOB, this computer generated reply came: "Thank you for your message to MGLOB SA, the company which operates the Talata Volonondry shortwave station in Madagascar. We will respond to your message later on and/or send you a verification card if the transmission details you have reported are correct. Kind Regards from the crew of MGLOB SA in Madagascar." Deutsche Welle replied on 11 November 2014 by mail with a QSL card.

Email (Deutsche Welle):

Email (MGLOB):

No comments:

Post a Comment