Checked Ethiopian jamming tonight,
from 1750 - 1805 UT:

Not been jammed 15700LAM kHz.

11720 S=9 noise even broad up to 22-23 kHz wide.

12110 S=9+10dB noise, 16 kHz wide jamming.

12140 S=9+5dB noise,  20 kHz wide jamming.

13860 S=8 noise,      18 kHz wide jamming.

15630 S=9 noise,      20 kHz wide jamming.

15785 S=8-9 noise,    24 kHz wide jamming

visible on screen.


Afan Oromo
1730-1800 UTC*  11720SAO{ex12040SAO}       12110LAM 12140MEY{ex12140UDO}
               13860UDO 15630WOF 15700LAM 15785SAO{ex12080SAO}

1600-1630 UTC*   1431DJI
1630-1700 UTC*   6040BOT 15580BOT
1800-1900 UTC   11720LAM{ex12040KWT}       12110KWT{ex12110LAM}
               12140UDO 13860WOF 15630WOF 15700LAM 15785WOF{ex12080WOF}

1900-1930 UTC*  11720UDO{ex12040SAO}       12110BOT{ex12110LAM}
               12140LAM{ex12140BOT}       13860UAE 15630WOF 15700LAM
* Monday through Friday

----- Original Message ----- From: "Wolfgang Bueschel"
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 2:37 AM
Subject: Re: [HCDX] [dxld] Ethiopia and Eritrea

Tonight six frequencies were jammed, one is clear:

Jamming to VoA on 11720 12110 12140 13860 15630 15785

15700 is clear.

the Ethiopians bought

exact 6 x BBEF Beijing Made in China units some 8 years ago,
which may possible switch to DRM digital mode transmission too.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Thorsten Hallmann [dxld]" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:18 PM
Subject: [dxld] Ethiopia and Eritrea

following reports on Ethiopian jamming I tried to check how many
frequencies are actually jammed and tried to monitor ERI bc frequencies

After ERI was only found on 7175 during the weekend, it is now on 7146.6
again and on 7185. Jamming usually ends about 1700. I did not yet check
if Deutsche Welle Amharic is also jammed at that time.

1730 VoA Oromo begins. Tonight six frequencies were jammed, one is clear:

Jamming to VoA on 11720 12110 12140 13860 15630 15785

15700 is clear.

Ethiopian regional stations:

6030 kHz Radio Oromiya is usually off air from 1730, also 6090 Radio
Amhara. So it seems to be today also. 5950 Dimtsi Woyane is on air, but
much weaker than to be expected. 6110 is hard to determine as dominated
by PBS Xizang till 1800 and only a weaker signal left afterwards,
seemingly undermodulated.

Also R. Ethiopia 7235v is off before 1800.

All in all, the situation is quite absurd: When Oromo is broadcast,
listeners could listen to the VoA broadcast on at least one freq., while
- if they stick to SW - they will miss "their" government's Oromo
broadcaster. On the other hand, Eritrea seems to broadcast
propaganda/opposition stuff to Ethiopia at earlier times when ETH has
enough "free" transmitters to jam them, while ERI listeners - if they
stick to SW which is pretty unlikely after the long break - will not
find their own tyrants' home service. Why doesn't ERI would simply
broadcast the contents unwanted in Addis Ababa's presidential palace
somewhat later?

Governments... aren't they all a little bit like that?

Thorsten Hallmann, M√ľnster, Germany,

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