Next in the log on 14th December 2021, was Radyo Denge Welat at 1205 UTC on 11530 kHz broadcasting in the Kurdish language. This was a new station for me.
Radyo Denge Welat is a Kurdish language broadcasting network. The station replaced the Denge Mesopotamia and Denge Kurdistan radios. These were closed due to pressure exerted by Turkey on Europe.
Radyo Denge Welat transmits from the TDF transmitter site in Issoudun, France. The Radyo Denge Welat studios are located in Denderleeuw, about 20 km northeast of Brussels in Belgium. Broadcasts have been subject to jamming transmissions, which are alleged to come from Turkey. I certainly heard another station on the frequency during my time of listening in.
Radyo Denge Welat’s target audience is the Kurds who reside in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
More information can be found on the Radyo Denge Welat website at……..
At about 1118 UTC on Tuesday the 14th December 2021, I tuned in to the Voice of the Strait, CHINA, broadcasting on 4900 kHz.
The Voice of the Strait was founded on the 24th day of August 1958. Its predecessor was the PLA Fujian Front Line Broadcasting Station. The station is reported to be run by the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) Base 311, which is reported to be primarily responsible for psychological warfare operations against Taiwan.
The broadcast consisted of a music program with Chinese and western pop music.
The overall reception of the Voice of the Strait was good. If it were not for the static crashes, the overall reception would have been excellent.
Below is a short video showing my reception of the Voice of the Strait.