MIDDLE-EAST AUDIO FILES

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EGYPT, General Program at 819 KHz with ID "Idha atu jumhuriya misr al'arabbiya min al'quahira".

EGYPT, Middle East Radio at 774 KHz. Thanks to my friends from RealDX in helping ID.

EGYPT, Egyptian Radio (Mid-Delta) at 1161 KHz. Arabic man talk and sign off with National Anthem and test tone.

EGYPT, ERTU Al-Quran Al-Karim, Santah at 864 Khz (11-13-2016 21:01 UTC). Good signal here mixing with Spain. Another easier shot now that France is gone. NEW

IRAN, at 1503 KHz IRIB 1. I was stunned to hear it with such great signal. The S-AM of the Perseus also did a good job recovering audio quality. There was a steady fluttering on both AM and SSB mode. Thanks to the guys from RealDX for helping in ID. Great piano music followed by a low pitch man voice in Farsi. Here's another clip of the same station with Farsi talk. Now some woman talk with a quite good strength.

IRAN, IRIB at 1071 KHz with man in Farsi. Thanks to my friends at RealDX for language ID.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 837 KHz getting over France/Canaries/Spain with Farsi talk. That was quite a chance!

IRAN, Radio Payam on 1188 KHz with talk. In this next one, listen to the Radio Payam tune. Here’s another great reception of that same station.

IRAN, VOIRI. at 1161 KHz. This is from the external service in Arabic language. ID at sec.33 "...al Jumhuriya al Ilamiya fi Iran" (Thanks to Dmitri Mezin and Karel Honzik fo their help). One of the best I heard from this country. Here's another segment in Arabic.

IRAN, Radio Tehran at 1332 KHz unfortunately mixed with unknown pulse noise.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 531 KHz. Thanks to Alessandro Groppazzi at RealDX for helping ID.

IRAN, Radio Farhang at 558.044 KHz offset. Farsi talk between man and woman.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 963 KHz with woman's voice and mention of Iran at sec.9.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 1278 KHz with surprising strength. A rare station on 1278. Now, have another listen to this following clip. They give the ID right from the beginning " In ja Kermanshah-ast, Seda ye Djomhuri-ye Islami-ye Iran". Besides detailing the ID, Dmitry Mezin wrote that it was a regional program from Kermanshah.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 1062 KHz with soft music and Farsi talk. Thanks to Mauno Ritola for helping here. This station is listed at 50 Kw. Kerman is located close to both Pakistani and Afghan borders.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 936 KHz. One of my great Iranian catch since the station is listed a 50 Kw. Thanks to Mauricio Molano and Dmitry Mezin on the RealDX list for language ID. Now listen to the following and also to this. Those are certainly so far, the best reception of Iran I ever had. Now listen to this recording with chimes and full ID. With time, this frequency has certainly become some kind of beacon for Iran. Furthermore, the frequency is extremely quiet here at my QTH. I couldn’t resist to add another sample from late September of 2013.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 1026 KHz with Farsi talk. Here’s another clip with a much better reception.

IRAN, VOIRI on 1080 KHz in Arabic mixed with a weakened semi-local powerhouse WTIC thanks to the phaser. Here it is again but this time, alone on the frequency. Now, another great appearance against WTIC in late September of 2013.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 1116 Khz with Farsi talk. Listen now to another opportunity with a better signal this time.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 1512 Khz with Farsi talk. Thanks to Maurits & Vlad T at RealDX for help.

IRAN, Radio Iran on 1584 KHz with chant.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 972 Khz with Farsi talk. This was recorded on February 22nd 2011 so Libya might have been off allowing Iran to sneak in.

IRAN, IRIB 1 at 765 KHz heard fair now that Switzerland is gone.

IRAN, IRIB 1 on 666 KHz with man talk in Farsi quite fair here.

IRAN, VOIRI on 702 KHz with a Russian program. Tnx to Dmitry Mezin at RealDX for ID.

IRAN, IRIB on 945 KHz sneaking in nicely over France with YL comment + National Anthem.

IRAN, Radio Iran, Abadan on 1575 KHz (10-02-2015  2:26) took also part of that great opening towards North Africa and the Middle-East, here with Farsi talk over an extinguished UAE (bellow nominal with -70 Khz).

IRAN, Radio Iran, Zabol at 1557.026 Khz (11-13-2016 22:01 UTC) Now that France have left the channel, I had the great surprise while digging out a wideband recording to hear this 50 Kw station located near the Afghan border. Distance 10,150 km / 6305 mi. NEW

ISRAEL, Reshet Dalet in Arabic at 1206 KHz with talk mixed with France. Thanks to Vlad Titarev and Mauno Ritola at RealDX for their help.

ISRAEL, Reshet Bet at 657 KHz with a man in Hebrew. Thanks to Vlad and Jari at RealDX.

ISRAEL, Galai Zahal on 945 KHz from Tel Aviv. At least something to cheer about during this lackluster 2014-2015 DX season. It could pop up thanks to the recent departure of France from this channel. At one time during that same period, I could see up to eight carriers on 945!

JORDAN, 1494 KHz Jordan Radio with ID after time pips. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz for the hint.

KUWAIT, 1548 KHz, Radio Sawa coming in huge.

KUWAIT, 1593 KHz Voice of America with English program and VOA mentions.

KUWAIT, Radio Kuwait Main Arabic Program at 1134 KHz with a man in Arabic. In 02/2011, I could hear this station for a few days. I managed to hear the ID by using Mauno Ritola’s Perseus server while my local Perseus was running in parallel but with an obvious weaker signal.

OMAN, BBC World Service on 1413 KHz. I was stunned when I heard this station and it remained steady for about an half hour! A surprising mid-May catch. I had a parallel with 7165 KHz. About fifteen minutes later, I couldn't resist in sharing this nice musical moment. At that particular time of the year and at this hour of the day, I've noticed that both transmitting and receiving antenna are around the twilight what should have helped enhancing propagation. My furthermost LW-MW shot. A little more than 11,000 Km! According to WRTH and EMWG, that was a program in Dari language.

OMAN, Radio Sultanate of Oman on 1278 Khz. That was a great surprise to hear something slightly different from what I’m used to hear coming from the Middle-East. This was during the transmitter dawn enhancement. Thanks to Tarek Zeidan for helping discard Egypt which leaves only Oman as the sole Arabic speaking station on that channel.

QATAR, QRTC Arabic from Al Arish at 954 KHz. Aparrently re-transmitting Al Jazeera TV at this hour. Thanks to Mauno Ritola and Dmitry Mezin at Realdx for their help. The woman voice in Arabic is mixing over Czech Repubic CR6 station.

SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA on 1521 KHz. No surprise with his 2000 Kw that we hear it which such regularity. In the following clip, listen how those 2 Mw can serve well. One of my favorite clip. Added here is another great reception of the Saudi monster.

SAUDI ARABIA, 1521 KHz  BSKSA with Spain underneath at the beginning. ID around 1m30.

SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA 2nd program at 702 KHz with ID "...Al mamlaka al'arabiya al soudiya" around sec.35. Thanks to Dmitry Mezin and Tarek Zeidan for approving my own thoughts.

SAUDI ARABIA, General Arabic Program at 765 Khz with weak Arabic talk. The offset @ +.0003 confirm that the Saudi station is heard here. Thanks to M.Ritola & V.Titarev for this one.

SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA 1st program on 1071 Khz. Mixing with Iran here, a vey nice surprise for that 50 Kw from Bisha on a great opening to Middle-East in 09/2013. Under the same conditions, Syria usually lives there.

SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA Idha'atu-i Jeddah on 1089 Khz from Qurayyat. A nice surprise in early December of 2013. The usuaally strong TalkSport was literally left behind at some moments by the 100 Kw Saudi station. Thanks to Tarek Zeidan for ID’ing the accent.

Now the following caught me by surprise because of lackloster conditions prevailing during these months. The Saudi station is heard here alone with no TalkSport at all (12-29-2015  2:02).

SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA 1st program on 1449 Khz with a nice surprise during the same period as the log above. Its content was parallel with 1521.

SYRIA, Radio of Syrian Arab Republic at 783 KHz with good signal and ID at second 33 " Iddha at Dimashq...". Here's another clip of the same station. Thanks to Tarek Zeidan for ID.

SYRIA, Al Nour Radio at 1071 KHz with ID "Idha'at al-Nour". Thanks to Mauno Ritola at RealDX for the help.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES at 1539 KHz, Radio Aap Ki Dunyaa. Thanks to Chuck Hutton  for pointing out the ID in the man speech. One minute later, man talking in Urdu language (EMWG) with VOA mention at sec.7.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 1575 KHz, Radio Farda with strong signal this time. ID at second 44 and a Perseus waterfall shot. Here's another clip with good signal.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Radio Sawa at 1170 KHz dominating a 10 KHz split.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Radio Farda at  1314 KHz.  Not quite regular here.