Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Independence Day, Ramadan, are almost upon us.

Question: when will Egypt celebrate its *other* Independence Day?

Question: why in the world would an atheist have an interest in Ramadan?

I have the answer to the last question, at least: it's of significance to shortwave radio in terms of extended broadcasts from Muslim nations, that's why.

Trouble is, I don't think Radio Cairo is going to be coming in any clearer because of its ongoing modulation problems that date back to the 1970s and has only gotten worse.  I'm sure the Saudi transmitters will probably develop a nasty buzz just for old time's sake.  I'm glad they finally fixed the worst one.

Happy Ramadan DXing!

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Paying close attention to World of Radio and DXLD at this time; looks like the midnight UTC transmission was too weak to evaluate here in the U.S.  Shooting for  0200-0300 on 9720 kHz, but don't expect the signal to be legible, with the transmitter in such bad shape.

While searching for the Radio Cairo live stream, if there is one, I found a page that does live stream Radio Cairo and also lists some of the Egyptian radio stations that got shut down tonight. http://delicast.com/radio/Egypt/Radio_Cairo
This week's World of Radio mp3 
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