giovedì 24 marzo 2011

Radio Damascus observations

I received today an email from my good friend at Radio Damascus, Rasheed Haidar, who is the head of the English language section.

He asked me to make an appeal to all shortwave listeners to tune in to Radio Damascus on the shortwave and let us know their observations.

My own observations of the shortwave transmissions are as follows (although I mostly tune in  on the Hotbird satellite or download the audio file of the daily program at and don't have a professional or semi-professional receiver - only using a Sony ICF 7600 G) :

9330 Khz is mostly on the air, although irregular with a lot of interruptions and a very weak signal +  extremely weak modulation which makes it almost impossible to hear anything, even on days when the transmitter is operating without interruptions and the signal strength is sufficient

12085 Khz is, according to my observations, off air (I can't hear anything on that frequency)

Can you please let me know your observations and reception conditions of Radio Damascus in your part of the world so I can forward them to the Radio Damascus team?

You can send in your remarks at radiodamascusenglish at which is the email address of my alternative website for Radio Damascus at .

Looking forward to your observations and remarks.

Kris Janssen