In the last months, I can't receive Misrata station on 1449 kHz, when used to reach Valencia really well, sometimes 55555. Maybe a very reduced schedule?
Guillermo, Valencia E (30/10-2013)
Hi DXers, i noticed, that 1251 is back on air, but with the same reduced power, the dutch station is more powerful at my QTH. I found this video now from Surt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVaaByXjPr4
Nato has been bombarded a radio station. It was 972 khz?
Laszlo Tringer HNG (30/9-2011)
Hello Idun, On 30/08-2011 Laszlo Tringer assumed that the weak station on 1251 khz is Libia. It is definitelly not! It is Iran!
Please compare 1251 with 1026 khz at around 00.00 utc (02.00 CET local time) and it is no doubt that the same station is available on both frequencies. 1026 is very strong at every night while 1251 khz is weak. On 1251 khz Iran couldn't be heard when Libia was on the air. Since Libia left 1251 khz the frequency is free for DXing. I call your attention to the fact that around 01.00 utc (03.00 CET local time) 1026 and 1251 khz is separated and they carry different programmes from Iran.
Sincerely, Tibor Gaal, western part of Hungary (1/9-2011)
Tibor, below you can see more dxers also mention 1251 kHz to be from IRN. (ed)
Hi! I received today (30.08) a very weak signal with Quran recitation(?) on 1251 KHz under the Dutch station at 0037 UTC! Here is the recording:
I think, Libya on 1251 is back in the air! But also possible, that is an other arab country on this freq. So this reception need confirmation.
Laszlo Tringer HNG (30/8-2011)
I think it is not an Arab country but Iran, this is their typical 'echoey' sound. BTW, 1053 kHz now IDs as "Huna Radio Libya" and it is not // www.libya.tv audio.
73, Mauno Ritola, Finland (30/8-2011)
This could be be IRIB, Iran - Kiashahr 100 kW is listed on this frequency.
73s Dave Kenny via dxld yg (30/8-2011)
Hello, this is Iran with the call for the prayers, via Kiashar transmitter.
All the best Tarek Zeidan, Cairo, Egypt via dxld yg (30/8-2011)
Website of Voice Of Africa www.voiceofafrica.com.ly working again, with liberated content!
Last day it was full with pro-Gaddafi news.
"In the name of Allah, Allahu Akbar, was liberated from Tripoli Gaddafi and his aides and his gang
Praise be to Allaah.
Edit all of the dust of the city of Tripoli, Qadhafi and his bandits and battalions Have been combing the city by the rebels and captured many of the mercenaries and snipers Libya will remain free proud"
Via google translator.
I hope, 1251 KHz will be active soon!
Laszlo Tringer HNG (25/8-2011)
Last day [23/8] I detected 1KHz test tone on 1053 khz at ~ 2005 UTC! I think that the rebels wants start the liberated program on this freq. But the test tone went off air few minutes later.
Laszlo Tringer, HNG (24/8-2011)
Only Libya Al Hurra's frequencies active now, as I hear here in Hungary (Budapest now). 972, 1053 and 1251 seems that off air. On 1053 I heard a very weak russian station, not libyan. (19:18 UTC)
Laszlo Tringer, HNG (22/8-2011)
Hi Tarek, It was QRM by NDR Info, Germany. At last night (21.08) the libyan station probably was off air. I think the liberated broadcasts will start soon on 972/1053/1251 khz!
Laszlo Tringer HNG (22/8-2011)
I listened to the U Tube recording and it's Great jamaheriya Radio [972 kHz] with a Pro Gadaffi song with some QRM from another station, tripoli is having some power problems so they may have reduced the output of the transmitter. I know that other station is having what sounds like white noise but the language spoken is not Arabic (according to my ears) so I don't think it's a clandestine station jamming Great jamaheriya radio.
All the best, Tarek Zeidan, Cairo, Egypt (21/8-2011)
1251 kHz was not silent at the time mentioned. The signal was much weaker than it used to be in the past, but it was on air carrying Great Jamahiriya Radio programme with clear ID "Idha´at Jamahiriya al Ozma" at 2300 UTC.
73, Patrick Robin AUT (21/8-2011)
Radio Jamahiriyah on 1053 and Voice of Africa on 1251 khz are went silent around 22:30 UTC! On 972 KHz I received this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be_MQcOg0zM
I cannot understand it!
Laszlo Tringer HNG (21/8-2011)
Misratah, 1449 khz has very good quality, and excellent signal after sunset! The transmitter is located in the Western part of the city: http://bit.ly/hLUyx3
I picked up with my Sangean pocket radio on Monday @ 4:30 UTC, with continous Quran recitation, this is the strongest broadcast from Libya at my QTH (Hungary).
Laszlo Tringer (29/3-2011)
How can I send an E-Mail and/or SMS to Radio Free Tobruk - Do You know?
Zee bedankt, Martin Schodlok, Germany (25/3-2011)
Radio Free Tobruk isn't a MW stn but only on FM, I am told by Tarek Zeidan.
Ydun Ritz (25/3-2011)
Thanks Ydun for forwarding this message. For those interested to see that report:
Guido reported this link after the report also was broadcast this evening on Belgian TV.
Max van Arnhem HOL via mwcircle yg (22/3-2011)
Hello Mr van Arnhem, I did see that report on Dutch TV as well. The question is do they really transmit with 500 kW. We did see the a very big transmitter on the background, could well be 500 kW. But I could not see if it was on, cause there was no detail of the meters.
The studio is in the TX room, normaly these beast makes so much noise that you cannot use it as a studio. My guess is that a spare transmitter is being used with much less power, in another room.
The TX we saw is a (Swiss made) Brown Boveri, looked very much 60-70ies vintage. Supplied by our Swiss friends Meister and Bolier (MEBO)??? 500 kW would certainly blocked the belgian 10 kW station, I monitored 1125 kHz last night and could mainly hear French from Belgium. BTW, YouTube recordings of 675 Benghazi in one case had very clearly Radio Maria from Holland in the background.
Ruud, The Netherlands (21/3-2011)
Hi DXers! Benghazi 675 KHz is silent at this time (23 UTC [19/3]), but El Beida 1125 has an excellent signal. 1449 Khz is back on air with Allah Akhbar, this is the strongest Libyan TX at my QTH. R. Jamahiriya is also working on 1053 and on 972 khz.
But the two TX's programs are not matching! Maybe they have regional news/infos. The jamming on 1377 KHz has a very strong signal here in Hungary. Totally drops Lille, it must be closer than Iran. Maybe from Belarus... (this is the nearest dictatorship from here).
Laszlo Tringer, Hungary (20/3-2011)
According to my Japanese DX friend, Takuya Hirayama san, 1449 kHz had an announcemnt at 6.42 UTC: the station announced (Huna idhaat Libya al Hurra min Mesrata ) this is Radio Free Libya from Mesrata.
Till now 17:20 UTC the station is having only Allah Akbar.
So the picture is clear now 3 Radio Free Libya stations :
675 kHz from Benghazi
1125 kHz from al Bieda
1449 kHz from Mesrata ( TX in Al Assah )
More to come.
Tarek Zeidan, Aalborg Denmark (18/3-2011)
Based on a tip from Mauno Ritola, I checked 1449 kHz and I can hear the TX is back on the air. as per mauno they had a chanting of Allah Akbar and not matching 972 kHz I thought it was just a revive of the TX and pro gadaffi is just using it as a test. so I had to run back home to see what they are playing , and I was a bit surprised. as they wer chanting what we call the calls of the Eid. that's the bairam. according to this they are celebrating something , or a victory some how. so we have 2 options here :
1st : the tx is in the hands of the rebeles and they are broadcasting this as a test waiting to have real programs.
2nd : it is still in the hands of Gadaffi and he's trying to get a bit religious , specially after the UN resolution of the no fly zone over Libya. the transmitter is located in al aasah which is located in west of Libya close to the Tunisian borders check this map http://www.maplandia.com/libya/nuqat-al-khams/al-assah/
you can see the TX locates at the west of the city.
more to come.
B.Rgds Tarek Zeidan Aalborg, Denmark (18/3-2011)
Very dramatic sounds has been heard on 675 and 1125 KHZ:
Need translation, what was happened! Often said "Allah Akhbar!"
Laszlo Tringer, Hungary (18/3-2011)
I was just listening to Gadaffi's speech which ended 19:55 UTC. I noticed that he threatened to bomb Radio Free Libya in Benghazi. There are some news that the pro gadaffi troops are heading to Benghazi over night. It'd be a good idea to have an ear on 675 kHz, Sout Libya al Hurra from Benghazi. So far 19:10 UTC 675 kHz is on air and 3 announcers commenting on Gadaffi's speech.
More to come.
Tarel Zeidan, Aalborg Denmark via dxld yg (17/3-2011)
Al Hurra Benghazi working with low power, at my QTH the reception is so weak, Radio Maria the dominant on 675 Khz. What is the reason?
Laszlo Tringer, Hungary (16/3-2011)
I noticed that there's a note on your site [6/3-2011] about 972 having Libya al Hurra, I checked this recording and it was gadaffi talking about hurriya which is freedom.
So 972 is still under gadaffi not broadcasting radio free libya.
Tarek Zeidan, Aalborg DNK (13/3-2011)
Most Likely MW transmitters used in Libya are ex off-shore radio rigs.
The 675 kHz from Banghazi is supposed to be the former 100 kW Ampliphase (RCA) on the MeBo 2, RNI and Radio Noordzee. The radioship Mebo 2 has been sold by it's Swiss owners Meister and Bollier to Khadaffi. On board not only the 100 kW MW but also the 2 10 kW transmitters from Veronica (CE), another 10 k and a SW 10 k. All transmitters were removed from the ship, the ship itself has been used as a target for the Libyan Airforce and is demolished.
Ruud, Netherlands (6/3-2011)
First of all, 1125 EL Beida is working again.
Last night i received this on 972 khz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5KZc9MKyY0
at 04:49 the annonucer says "Alhurra", thats mean, this is a new freed station in Libya. It listed as Radio Jamahiriyah from Sirt (by EMWG). Sirt is under siege now, very interesting cactch, but need confirmation! Very big QRM by NDR Info.
Laszlo Tringer, Hungary (6/3-2011)
1125 kHz maybe silent. But 675 kHz Benghazi received with Excellent signal! Maybe they was boosted the power.
Laszlo Tringer Hungary (5/3-2011)
Hi all! Finally i picked up Benghazi on 675 in Szekesfehervar
it's not 100%, but the program sounds like very special.
1251 and 711 KHz are active, but both channels operates with very low power. I heard Voice of Africa's time signal behind the dutch station on 1251, and the background of the romanian 711.
Laszlo Tringer Hungary (4/3-2011)
Hi guys! Libyans are so mad. They 1251 always drops our local MR6! MR6 broadcastas footbal matches, i send u a clip what was happened using my SONY home theater system with loop antenna: http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/10172858/file.html
I live only 80km from the Transmitter Szombathely.
This is a big problem, at night MR6 covers only 20-30km, because the africans are occupied the frequency.
Andras Kiraly, HNG (1/3-2011)
Hi! Sawt Al Africa 1251 kHz is active, BUT it operates with low power.
Before was stronger:
And 1053 khz R. Jamarhiriya also active:
Laszlo Tringer, Enying, Hungary (28/2-2011)
Voice of Africa, Libya noted to-day August 10, 2010 on 1251 kHz at 1920 UTC in English with SIO 243/222 with ID at 1927 UTC.
73s, Ehard Goddijn, Almere, The Netherlands (11/8-2010)