Thursday, April 9, 2020

SM Radio Dessau* (via Germany)

SM Radio Dessau*, transmitting from Channel 292 in Rohrbach, Germany, was logged on  8 April 2020. Transmission on 6.070 kHz was initially monitored at 16.00 UTC, using the SDR receiver at Twente University in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, reception rated a paltry SINPO of  15111. After listening for more than 30 minutes and scanning other frequencies I discovered Twente had a technical fault; that is, the antenna was down and could not be repaired during Covid-19 crisis). I reached this conclusion at 17.55 UTC when I used an SDR receiver located in Stafford, Central England. At that point, from 17.55 till 18.30 UTC, SINPO was 55555 -- excellent reception after 18.05 UTC. 

German language programming from  17.55 till 18.30 UTC included station ID and talk under "Colonel Bogey March", promo for Radio Caroline, followed by German cover version of "Grease" theme song, interview of radio listeners in Dusseldorf, Max Berger email address announced, then "Airwolf" techno cover version, more talk, a Rammstein song, talk about DRM radio in France, a piano version of "Waltzing Matilda", then more of SM Radio Dessau's past programme segments. HERE is SM Radio Dessau.

Reception report was emailed to Max Berger at SM Radio Dessau on the same day. An eQSL arrived on 9 April 2020.

*RX: SDR Receivers via Twente University, the Netherlands and Stafford, Central England

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