Monday, October 24, 2016

Puntland Radio One

Puntland Radio One is back on air. In a series of emails from Mr. Jamal, Director General of Puntland TV/Radio Garowe Puntland Somalia, I received not only confirmation of their test transmission in April 2015 but for 24 October 2016 as well. In the course of our correspondence he informed me that their transmitter had been "off and not working" due to "Technical problem" for much of 2015 up until July 2016. He further requested I listen to their transmission on 13.800 kHz. Mr. Jamal stated their transmission time is "from 6:30AM to 9:00Am East Africa Time (03.30 till 06.00 UTC) and from 1:00PM to 7:00PM East Africa Time (10.00 till 16.00 UTC)."

Puntland Radio One, transmitting from Garowe (Puntland Somalia), was logged on 24 October 2015. Horn of Africa music, Quran recitation and talk was observed from 11.55 UTC till 12.40 UTC.

Reception on 13.800 kHz was (SINPO) 34343 -- fair signal strength, clear audio with occasional atmospheric noise when not fading. HERE's an excerpt from the Puntland Radio One broadcast. 

Reception report was emailed to the Mr. Jamal at Director General at Puntland Radio/TV, shortly after logging the station. He promptly replied to this report with an email, affirming the audio files listened to were indeed from Puntland Radio One.

See previous blog entry for email.

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