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Monday, February 9, 2015


Frequency occupancy in this band was strong, as monitored this morning (Feb 9 local)  just prior to sunrise here in Melbourne, dominated by short path transmissions from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Notable was the broadcast from the Ascension relay in the Kanuri language, carrying the program Dandai Kura Radio. This service commenced on January 28 2015.
Kanuri  is a dialect continuum spoken by some four million people, as of 1987, in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, as well as small minorities in southern Libya and by a diaspora in Sudan. It belongs to the Western Saharan subphylum of Nilo-Saharan. Kanuri is the language associated with the Kanem and Bornu empires which dominated the Lake Chad region for a thousand years.
This is a summary of significant frequency occupancies, in the time span 1815 to 1830, on February 8 2015
11580 INDIA English
11615 SRI LANKA VOA (Darfur) Iranawila Sudanese
11635 N. KOREA French
11640 MALI CRI-Bamako Hausa
11660 S. AFRICA RFI-Meyerton French
11730 TURKEY English
11735 ZANZIBAR domestic
11750 SRI LANKA SLBC-Trincomalee Sinhala
11785 ASCENSION BBC French
11830 IRAN Swahili to 1817*
11840 VATICAN VOA (Darfur) via SMG Sudanese
11900 GERMANY VOA-Nauen Amharic
11965 SRI LANKA VOA-Iranawila Amharic
12015 N. KOREA English
12040 IRAN Hausa from  *1820
12065 ASCENSION Dandai Kura Radio. Kanuri, (co-channel with RA-Shepparton)

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