venerdì 1 novembre 2019

Radio Kuwait observations

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait in English on badly drifting frequency in 19mb,
Oct 28, till 0800 UT on 15403v kHz KBD 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English,
instead of B-19 15530v kHz scheduled.

Radio Kuwait in General Sce on badly drifting frequency in 19mb, on Oct 29
0727 & 0757 UT on 15423-20 KBD 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Arabic,
instead English on 15530v kHz.
Something's always very wrong at Radio Kuwait Kabd Sulaibiyah
transmitting station!!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 28 / 29)

9749.807 kHz at 12.50 UT on Oct 28, R Kuwait Arabic at S=9+35dB
level in Europe. Broadband 21 kHz wide signal block visible.

approx. 15109.717 centered kHz, Radio Kuwait DRM mode block at 12.52 UT,
9800 Hz wide digital block, S=9+15dB here in Europe,
fq range 15104.817 - 15114.613 kHz.  Language unknown,
scheduled is Arabic.

11629.769 kHz at 15.00 UT on Oct 28, R Kuwait Arabic at S=9+15dB
level in Europe, despite only sidelobe signal flank.
Scheduled ? 13-16 UT, to zones 52, 47, 48 to all Africa target,
Sahel zone etc.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 28)

KUWAIT   UNID stn variable fq 15424.939 kHz centered at 07.45 UT on Oct 30,
western pop mx played continously, but fq hopped 20-30 Hertz up and down
15424.883 kHz at 07.58 UT.
17 kHz wideband signal nice audio, not distorted.
15420 kHz  Hit nearby adjacent BBC London English via A'Seela Oman
relay outlet.
S=9+20dB signal traced on remote SDR rx at Athens Greece.
Annmt '... is now 11 a.m. in Kuwait ...', at 07.58:50 UT.
Full English schedule given by male announcer.
Fqs and \\ FM local Kuwait outlet 90.3 MHz.
Also 11970 kHz DRM mode at 05-08 UT to be announced too
amongst others on full schedule.

07.59:38 UT  Kuwait's National Anthem played by brass band.
08.00:05 UT last time pip occured.
08.00:50 again played the National Anthem,
followed by female announcer in then Persian language.
S=9+20dB still in Athens Greece.
08.02:20 UT  Arabic HQuran prayer performed.
08.03:10 UT  TX OFF on 15424v kHz.

08.03:57 UT  TX switched on air, appeared now on scheduled 7250 kHz,
on exact 7249.848 kHz,
S=9+10dB signal in Athens Greece,
S=6 in southern Austria remote SDR rx,
S=9+45dB powerhouse on remote Doha Qatar unit.

08.05 UT traditional Near East Arabic Cello music played.
20 kHz super wideband audio signal visible on Perseus screen.
15515even kHz Radio Kuwait Arabic service noted at 07.37 UT on Oct 30,
S=8 in remote Delhi rx.

6049.980 kHz not Kuwait, rather Radio ELWA Monrovia, Liberia instead,
      S=4-5 tiny at -103dBm signal level at 18.15 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 30)