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Zambia – African Fish Eagle IS is back

** ZAMBIA. 5915, R. One/ZNBC. After being off the air for over six months, heard again Jan 12. Thanks very much to the original alert from Eike Bierwirth (Germany) and the follow up reports by Richard Langley (Canada) and Bill Bingham (RSA). Wonderful to have them back again!

Highlights:

0230: Test tone already on; mixing with CRI (China), in Russian.

0240: Test tone off; start of the distinctive call of the African Fish Eagle (national bird of Zambia) IS, till Anthem at 0251; still mixing with CRI.

0306+: African pop music/singing; CRI already gone.

0344-0354: intro & exit music certainly sounded religious (Christian), with assume preaching in vernacular; followed by repetitive African drums and singing.

0359: Call of the African Fish Eagle, along with music.

0400-0404: News in vernacular, followed by rooster crowing & ads(?).

0406+: Two announcers chatting and laughing; gave phone number and started taking on air calls.

0422-0426: just a carrier (dead air), with no audio.

0426: Back with normal audio and phone calls.

My audio at http://goo.gl/Fo3j3C (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA, Etón E1, antenna: 100′ long wire, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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