Radio Afghanistan – 1107,007 KHz
This evenings “asian-session” resulted in a new one for me; Radio Afghanistan, Pol-e-Charkhi on the new split 1107,007 KHz. The station played non-stop Pashtoon music, mixed with “Afghan-spiced” oriental pop for more than one hour before they ended their transmission with an evening prayer and the National Anthem. I had to check the anthem on Youtube, because I never heard any ID of the station, but it’s no doubt – the Youtube-check confirms that it’s the National Anthem of Afghanistan and nothing else. I have uploaded an audio file with the evening’s prayer, anthem and sign off.
According to WRTH, Radio Afghanistan signs off at 1830 UTC, but it seems that they now have a new s/off time at 1930 UTC, or one or two minutes past the half hour. Also many thanks to Mauno Ritola, for the “heads up” regarding the stations new frequency offset.
So, what’s else? Well, A-index is on a sympathic 7, and the K-index on a quite OK 2. I’m still worried about the solar-flux index, but I think I will have a “nocturnal session” tonight, followed by a couple of hours of sleep – and then an early morning, checking the band for any possible North American stations. This morning I overslept… Silly me…