17639.949 kHz IBB Ban Dung Udorn Thani, Radio Thailand English 0530 UT.
Subject: Radio Thailand and the Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej HS1A
Re the commentary by Mr. Walker in Alaska recently,
on the Radio Thailand's early morning
central Asian, western Russia, Scandinavia target English sce
at 0530-0600 UT on the frequency of
17640 kHz from IBB relay site Ban Dung in north eastern Thailand Udorn Thani
As usual the Band Dung frequency alignement exactness isn't great,
noted Radio Thailand on measured 17639.949 kHz.
Signal was heard WELL all over Europe, Spain, Italy, Bavaria, Netherlands,
Poland, Sweden, Finland, and Moscow Russia.
Average DXer without rx and antenna equipment access
may join to use the Dutch Enschede Twente University
Wide-band WebSDR receiver, noted Radio Thailand broadcast this morning
on 17640 kHz at 0549 UT Oct 15 with S=9+20dB or -57dBm signal in peaks.
Best signal noted in center of the wanted target of the
324 degrees beam azimuth out of Ban Dung Udorn Thani, Thailand:
remote Moscow Russia S=9+20dB or -52dBm on peak at 0537 UT on Oct 15.
S=8-9 or -77dBm ons remote SDR units in southern Germany, Italy, Spain etc.
Northern Sweden S=9+5dB or -72dBm in peaks.
At 0537 UT heard political commentary of EU relations, "News Stories
Afternoon", then followed by "Nation's Security Report" feature, "Peaceful
Society", "National Interest", til 0555 UT. FM channel Bang Kok given also.
News reader at 0550 UT mentioned also
the dead of King Bhumibol Adulyadej HS1A
At 0556 UT greet SAWADEE KAP.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Horacio Nigro Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Subject: Radio Thailand and the Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
He was an amateur radio operator, ham, with callsign HS1A.
"The King of Thailand, *His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej HS1A* passed
away on October 13, 2016 at the age of 88
He was born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and ascended to
the throne on June 9, 1946.
On August 18, 1989, officers of both the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand
(RAST) and the Voluntary Radio Association (VRA) had an audience with His
Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej at Chitrlada Palace when a senior Ministry
of Communications representative presented an advanced class amateur radio
licence bearing the callsign *HS1A* to His Majesty the King".
(Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky, CX3BZ Uruguay, dxld Oct 13)
2016-10-13 17:04 GMT-03:00z
Listening to their domestic English service on 88FM (via their web stream)
the audio changed suddenly from English to Thai at the time of his death.
Listening to the other Radio Thailand networks I noticed that they were
all playing the same message so it looks as if all the government Radio
Thailand stations all joined together for this important message.
Rob, Glasgow, Scotland.
No mention of his death on today's (Thursday's) Radio Thailand English
broadcast on 9390 kHz at 19:00 UTC (monitored using the U. Twente Holland
receiver). Likely the program was recorded in the morning and the king
died at 15:52 local time (08:52 UTC) and the announcement wasn't made
until Thursday evening local time.
-- Richard Langley Canada
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