Philippine DX News No.32
October 11, 2009
Greetings to all our regular listeners and to those who just tuned in welcome to the October edition of the Philippine DX News. This report No.32 and I’m Henry Umadhay in Antique, Philippines. Glad to be back and thank you for tuning by. In today’s program we have few items.First, On September 26, 2009, typhoon brought a month’s worth of rainfall to metro manila and nearby areas in just a few hours, causing severe flooding which resulted in the loss of many lives and the displacement of the hundreds of thousands of people. In the latest report of the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC Philippines). The total number of casualties is 335, estimated costs of damaged is P5.2 billion pesos.
Typhoon has compromised the transmitter at FEBC’s Bocaue shortwave installation. They are currently assessing the degree of damage. Extensive destruction would prevent the broadcast from going out for weeks, even months. But in the latest information I received from FEBC In spite of flood waters pouring in the shortwave installation building in Bocaue, no permanent damage took place in the transmitters and the station went back on the air for millions throughout Asia.
However, there is a new typhoon bearing down on the Philippines as I write this report.
So please pray for the Philippines. Asked God to help and comfort the many thousands of Filipinos living in the flood area. That it does not devastate those already in harm’s way.
RVA Karen Service
On August 2, 2009 Radio Veritas Asia celebrated the opening of its Karen Service.
Our regular contributor T.C.Patterson in San Remegio , Cebu here in Cenral Philippnes sent the following report
Mid HF Band Blackout–due to Coronal Hole
In his report on September17, 2009 while dutifully performing his monitoring activities he noted that both the 25 and 31 meter bands and to lesser extent the 49 meter band where dead here in the Philippines from sometime before 2000 to between 2100 and 2200 and the recurring coronal hole reported jointly by the U.S. Air force and NOAA now firmly convinced that the brief blackout noted is a result of ejections through the reported recurring coronal hole.
The outer atmosphere of the sun is called the corona and when a hole occurs in it, a coronal mass ejection (CME) originates. When a CME occurs, whether or not it is accompanied by a solar flare, most of the electrons and protons ejected never reach the earth as their trajectory takes them elsewhere. If they do reach the earth, it is some 20 to 40 hours after the CME. As these charged particles travel along, providing their orientation is just right, they can distort the earth’s geomagnetic field, causing a geomagnetic storm. This results in acceleration of the particles to energy levels that permit them to enter the ionosphere at the poles. This energy influx causesauroral displays at the mid latitudes and can disrupt shortwave (HF) communications for up to several hours or longer
T.C. did checked the 19 meter band shortly before sunset on September 25, 2009. Amongthe stations I heard between 0900 and 1000 were the following:
15090 THAILAND – Radio Free Afghanistan (RADIO AZADI) relay from Udon Thani in Pashtu;15150 IRAN – Voice of the Islamic Revolution from Sirjan in Arabic;15160 SOUTH KOREA – Radio Korea Int’l from Kimjae in Korean;15210 CHINA – China Radio Int’l from Kunming in English:15310 THAILAND – BBC Worldservice relay via Nakhon Sawan in English;15340 SINGAPORE – Deutsche Welle relay via Kranji in English;15400 ASCENSION ISLAND (UK) – BBC relay via Ascension in English;15470 RUSSIA – Voice of Russia from Irkutsk in English;15555 UZBEKISTAN – CVC from Tashkent English;15575 CYPRUS – BBC Worldservice relay via Limassol in English;15585 SPAIN – Radio Exterior de Espana from Noblejas in Spanish;15650 SRI LANKA – Deutsche Welle relay via Trincomalee in German;15680 SRI LANKA – Radio Free Afghanistan relay via Irana Wila in Dari;and15690 SRI LANKA – Radio Farda relay from Irana Wila in Persian.
Before I end I would like to thank our regular listener Mr.Mitsunori Kawazoe in Tsu-shi,MIE Japan and our friend Rhoen would like to extend his greetings to all our SW listeners. He is now located in Southern Philippines.
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