Mozambique a big surprise on Cape Skagen
Well, as expected, the propagation over the north pole was useless the last night, and no signals from North America was heard what so ever. Not even carriers. However, as could be expected regarding the current conditions, signals from middle east was dominating the mediumwave band. African stations, with the exception of Sudan on 1296 KHz, VOA Sao Tomé on 1530, Radio Sawa / Djibouti on 1431 KHz and the bunch of common egyptian stations, are generally very rare up here in the extreme north, so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard a portuguese speaking station on 1223,98 KHz at 21:47 UTC, having quite a battle with co-channels Galei Zahal and Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran. After consulting WRTH and other lists, I came to the conclusion that it probably was Emisora Provincial de Cabo Delgado in Pemba, Mozambique that I had the honor of listening to, as there are no other portuguese speaking stations listed on this frequency.
The reward came at 22:00 with an annoncement for the news transmission “Último Jornal” followed by a perfect ID: “Rádio Mocambique – Cabo Delgado”. The audio clip with the ID is found here. Listen to it, and if you download it – please don’t use it to send your own fake reception reports. Thanks!
The station was heard with quite good signals at times, carriyng a late night show with african popular music for about yet an hour, before it faded out completely at 2301 UTC.