Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Philippine DX News No.25

Philippine DX News No.25

Hello everyone and welcome to the march 8th edition of Pilipinas DX. A special 2nd year Anniversary presentation. This is report number 25 and I’m Henry Umadhay in San Jose de Buenavista, Antique, in central Philippines.

Glad to be back and thank you for tuning by.

Our limited 2nd year anniversary QSL card is available and to those who would like to collect please just kindly send your reception reports
This card featuring our province Antique.

Antique is a province located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is San Jose de Buenavista and is located at the western portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan, Capiz, and Iloilo to the east. Antique faces the Sulu Sea to the west.
Antique was one of the three old districts of Panay before the Spanish colonizers arrived in the islands. The Antique was then known as Hantik, which was named after the large red ants found on the island, called hantik. The Spanish chroniclers, however, recorded it as “Hantique” in the French manner. Later, the initial “h” was dropped, and the name officially became “Antique.”

Antiqueños are very hospitable people who would go out of their way to extend assistance to visitors and guests.
A typical rural area with agriculture, fishery, livestock and poultry, forestry, trade, commerce, and industry and mineral resources
The mineral resources that abound in the province are coal, marble, copper, gold, limestone, silica gemstone and others. An indication of oil deposit was recently discovered at Maniguin Island in Culasi.

Antique is composed of 18 municipalities. Famous for it’s Rafflesia,the biggest flower in the world discovered in the 5511hectare Sibalom National park.

Historians believe that the earliest people who settled on the island of Panay were tribal Negritos or Atis. Oral history, related as the legend of Maragtas, states that in 1212, ten Malay datus escaped persecution from Sri-Vishaya, a Hindu-Malay empire that existed at that time in Borneo and Sumatra. These datus, led by Datu Puti, sailed with their families and communities from Borneo northward and landed on Panay .
There they met the Negrito chieftain Marikudo. They bought the island from the chieftain for a golden saduk (headpiece or helmet), and a golden necklace, among other gifts. The Negritos then retreated to the mountains, while the Borneans settled in the lowlands. Today, the landing is commemorated every year in Antique in the Binirayan festival.
The island of Panay was then divided into three districts. These are Hantik, Aklan, and Irong-Irong. Aklan became the present-day Aklan and Capiz, Irong-Irong became Iloilo, and Hantik became Antique. Hantik was named for the large red ants found on the island called lantik-lantik.
The district of Hantik was given to Datu Sumakwel one of the ten datus, and who, according to tradition, was the oldest and wisest of them. The three districts were later governed as a political unit called the Confederation of Madia-as, also under Datu Sumakwel.
Datu Sumakwel founded the town of Malandog , considered to be the first Malay settlement in the country. Malandog is now a barangay in the present-day municipality of Hamtic, which was named after the historic district.

Binirayan festival
This started in San Jose de Buenavista 34 years ago by the late Gov. Evelio B. Javier - a week long festivities of colorful street parades, beach shows, plaza concerts, beauty contest and trade fair. “Binirayan” biray or “sailboat” in Kinaray-a, Antique’s local language), refers to the difficult journey of the 10 datus to reach Malandog beach, where they befriended the Atis (Aetas) and eventually started a civilization in pre-Hispanic times.

We have only one MW station dyKA 801 khz and two fm station HotFm and Radio Natin Fm.

For some DX News
For the first time I heard SIBC Solomon Islands Boroadcasting from Honaira in the frequency of 9545khz from 0750- 0855 UTC with S-I-O rating of 3-3-3, with news and religious music last march 1st,2009.

From our very own TC Patterson in San Remegio,Cebu

On February 16, 2009 TC did some listening on the 22 and 19 meter bands. Scanned the 22 meter band between 0000 and 0100 and among others, heard the following:

13605 All India Radio from Bangalore in English;
13650 Voice of Korea from Kujang in Mandarin;
13690 Radio Australia from Shepparton in English;
13710 Radio Free Asia relay via Tinian in Burmese;
13760 Radio Havana from Havana in Spanish;
13795 All India Radio from Bangalore in Tamil; and
13815 Radio Free Asia relay via Irana Wila in Burmese.

Carried out a similar scan on the 19 meter band between 0100 and 0200 and among the stations heard were the following:

15100 Voice of Korea from Kujang in French;
15170 CVC International from Darwin in Mandarin;
15180 Voice of Korea from Kujang in English;
15220 Radio Free Asia relay via Tinian in Tibetan;
15250 CVC International from Darwin in English;
15280 Radio Veritas Asia from Paluig in Urdu;
15310 BBC Worldservice relay via Kranji in English;
15335 BBC Worldservice relay via Kranji in English;
15360 BBC Worldservice relay via Nakhon Sawan in English;
15385 Voice of America relay via Tinang in Mandarin;
15410 HCJB Australia from Kununurra in English;
15415 Radio Australia from Shepparton in English;
15645 Far East Broadcasting Company FEBC from Bocaue in Chinese
15490 Radio Pakistan from Islamabad in Urdu; and
15720 Radio New Zealand International from Rangataiki in English.

On February 20, between 0930 and 1030 he did some searching on the 49, 41 and 31 meter bands, specifically for trans-Pacific signals using the Grundig Satellit 750. Here are some North Americans stations he heard:

5745 WYFR from Okeechobee , FL in Spanish;
5935 WWCR from Nashville , TN in English.
5950 WYFR from Okeechobee , FL in English;
6150 KNLS from Anchor Point , AK in Russian;
6890 WYFR from Okeechobee , FL in Spanish;
6915 WYFR from Okeechobee , FL in English;
7455 WYFR from Okeechobee , FL in English;
7555 WEWN from Vandiver , AL in Spanish; and
9390 WEWN from Vandiver , AL in English.

Reception logs for February 2009
February 1 Deutsche Welle on 15595 from Yelizovo,Russia in English @0005 S-I-O 3-4-3
February 2 Radio Slovakia International on 13715 from Rimavska Sobota in English @ 0700 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 3 HCJB Australia on 11750 from Kununurra in English @0730 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 4 Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting I.R.I.B. on 15460 from Kamalabad in English @ 1045 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 5 Voice of Mongolia on 12085 from Ulaanbaatar in English @1049 S-I-O 3-2-3
February 6 Deutsche Welle on 15610 from Trincomalee in German @ 1050 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 7 All India Radio on 17800 from Bengaluru in English @ 1000 S-I-O 4-4-3
February 8 Radio Prague on 11600 from Litomysl in English @1403 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 9 Adventist World Radio on 15320 from Agat Guam @2235 S-I-O 5-4-5
February 10 Radio Exterior de Espana on 11680 from Noblejas in Spanish S-I-O 3-3-3
February 12 Radio Canada International on 9880 from Kunming China @ 0027 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 15 Deutsche Welle Radio on 21840 from Trincomalee in English @0935 S-I-O 3-4-3
February 20 Voice of Korea on 6185 from Kujang in English @ 1017 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 21 Adventist World Radio on 11870 from Agat Guam in Cebuano @ 1051 S-I-O 4-5-4
February 22 Radio Jeddah of the KSA roadcasting on 15250 from Riyadh @ 1150 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 23 Radio Free Asia on 15120 from Iranawila @1105 in Lao S-I-O 3-3-3
February 24 KNLS Alaska on 7355 from Anchor Point in Mandarin@ 1103 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 25 KFBS Northern Mariana Island on 15580 in English/Indonesian @1110 S-I-O 5-5-5
February 26 Family Radio on 5900 from Angarsk Russia in Tagalog(Pilipino) @ 1115 S-I-O 3-3-3
February 27 Voice of Turkey on 11735 from Emirler in English @1350 S-I-O 3-3-3
Radio Sweden on 7465 from Horby in English @ 1358 S-I-O 3-2-3
FEBA Radio on 12045 from Dhabbaya in English @ 1400 S-I-O 3-3-3
HCJB Ecuador on 11920 from Quito in Portuguese @ 2300 S-I-O 4-3-3

I would like to acknowledge and thank our friends DXer’s who keep listening to Wavescan and Pilipinas DX for the past 24 months
1. Jose Jacob- Hyderabad, India
2. Akbar Indra Gunawan- Jawa Barat, Indonesia
3. Eckhard Roscher- Germany
4 T.R.Rajeesh- Kerala,India
5. Mukesh Kumar- Bihar,India
6. Tony Ashar- Indonesia
7. Alex Torbeni – Bali, Indonesia
8. Muhammad Shamin- Keralam, India
9. Salahuddin Dollar-Rajashi, Bangladesh
10.A. Ragu- Vedaramian, India
11. Koji Toyota- Kagawa-Ken, Japan
12. Chen Haoming- Zhejiang Province, China
13. Visvanathan Neelakandan- Tamil Nadu, India

And to those who sent emails, reception reports and inquiries about Pilipinas DX. Thank you very much.

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This has been Henry Umadhay for Wavescan in Antique, Central Philippines saying… Mabuhay! At Maraming salamat po!

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