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Radio Nepal is back on shortwave

– – – from WRTH Facebook (Sept 13):

Victor Goonetilleke‎ to UNION OF ASIAN DXERS

“BREAKING NEWS
Radio Nepal is back on short-wave after six years by adding 5005 kHz to augment its national transmission grid broadcasting on MW and FM.
According to a station official, Radio Nepal resumed short wave broadcasts from 02.00 – 5.00 p m Nepali time using a 10 kw transmitter at Khumaltar, Lalitpur in Kathmandu . The same source said the station is applying very low power. By all accounts, 5005 kHz is a difficult Dx catch for listeners outside of Nepal. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of UTC. [ Sarath Weerakoon, 11 Sep 2018 ]

Picking up on this both Sarath and I (GVG) started looking for it and here in Sri Lanka on my Perseus SDR there is a faint line and further checking with the IBB/VOA Run Perseus SDR in Delhi, there is even a stronger line which left at 1120 UTC more or less confirming. Even though the station is running its old 10kW power cant be more than a 1 kw or so.

But the greater news is that Nepal is now available on Short Wave for DXers and it took UADX to tell the DX community. Sarath thanks againfor your Investigative DX Journalism. This is what UADX is all about.”

Ron Howard
Here in California [Sept 13], tuned in at 1050, to hear a positive carrier on 5005 kHz., went off about 1108 or 1109. Questionable if I will be able to get any audio, but at least have a definite carrier. Maybe by December the reception will be better?

Mauno Ritola
Yes, greyline almost reaches Kathmandu at that time in December.

(via wor io)

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