I did finally hear what i think was Radio Thailand on 17640 AT 0530 UTC,
WHICH IS 930PM here... but it was too in the mush to verify WHAT exactly I
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 2:23 AM, Wolfgang Bueschel <dg1...@t-online.de>
> 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
> 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.
> 73 wb
> ----- 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.
> Quoted from
> "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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