Saturday, June 25, 2016

Ismail Radio (West Java)

Ismail Radio in West Java, Indonesia was logged on 25 June 2016. Islamic programming consisted of Quran recitation, Azan for Ishak prayers in Mecca, doa and Taraweeh prayers from Mecca from 18.00 till 18.30 UTC (01.00 till 01.30 am, Indonesia time). The station has been heard after 22.00 UTC, so I suspect the station is on air 24 hours. 

Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 774 kHz was (SINPO) 33433 -- weak to fair signal depending on the degree of fading (three to four minutes apart) and mixing with a Thai station, purportedly based in Udon Thani. There is quite possibly a third station causing co-frequency interference as well. In any case, Ismail Radio is the dominant signal. 

The station may be contacted online, by Facebook messaged and mail. I have and will submit reception reports in Bahasa Indonesia using all three modes of communication. As I have mentioned in previous blog entries Indonesian stations are difficult to QSL, so I expect another dead-end.



Receiver used was a Sangean ATS-909 with internal ferrite rod antenna rotated to a south-southwest direction.

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