12050kHz (Radio “International” ?)

This is about a broadcasting on 12050kHz at 1800-2100 UTC.  According to public information, this is supposed to be Radio Dandal Kura International or Radio Ndarason International (likely the former, due to imcompletion of their organization change), which is transmitted via Ascension.

Recently I listened to this broadcasting, which was well received in Japan with a good signal in early morning, possibly due to the grayline pass.   In the broadcasting, I encountered a program in English, which is produced by “Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF)”

12050 kHz. Received in Niigata, Japan.
02-April-2018, 1916 UTC (4:16 AM Local Time)   Language: English
Receiver: KiwiSDR   Antenna: Pro-1B Loop

After this program, I noticed something like a station jingle in a local language (perhaps Kanuri), saying many times “Radio International” but somehow I don’t hear any  word such as Dandal Kura or Ndarason.

12050 kHz. Received in Niigata, Japan.
02-April-2018, 1944 UTC (4:44 AM Local Time)   Language: Local (Kanuri?)
Receiver: KiwiSDR   Antenna: Pro-1B Loop

Yesterday, I checked the opening of the broadcast through a KiwiSDR in Sweden, and heard a starting program in which the language is likely French.  In this program the announcer also keeps saying “Radio International(e).”

12050 kHz. Received in Sweden.
06-April-2018, 1759 UTC       Language: French?
Receiver: KiwiSDR 

I thought I had to use remote SDR in Europe at this time, but surprisingly the signal was super strong in Japan as well.

12050 kHz. Received in Niigata, Japan.
06-April-2018, 1812 UTC (3:12 AM Local Time)   Language: French?
Receiver: KiwiSDR   Antenna: Pro-1B Loop

Is this “Radio International(e)” thier official name?   I would appreciate any assistance from French-speaking listeners.

Radio Munansi (Broadcasting to Uganda, via WWRB)

15240 kHz.  Received in northern New Jersey, USA.

10-Dec-2016, Local Time – 1:05 PM  (1805 UTC)   Language: Unknown (Luganda?)

Receiver: BST-1 Car Shortwave Radio   Antenna: Whip

After sign-on, African music is continuously played for about 2 hrs and then suddenly Ugandan national anthem starts, followed by talk program in local language (sometimes I heard English speech as well).  The talk sounds like a lecture and the word “Uganda” is heard many times.  The following record is the national anthem and beginning of a talk program.  By the way, what does “Munansi” mean?

Radio Biafra (Broadcasting to Nigeria)

15560 kHz.  Received in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.

29-Aug-2015, Local Time – 02:09 PM  (1809 UTC)   Language: English

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)


After Deutche Welle via Issoundun on the same frequency signed off, a carrier signed on and the Biafra broadcast started from the mid of the program.  The following video shows the ending of DW followed by the starting of Biafra.

Radio Dandal Kura International (Broadcasting to Nigeria)

11830 kHz.  Received in Niigata, Japan.

12-Aug-2015, Local Time – 05:58 AM  (2058 UTC)   Language: Kanuri

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: LZ1AQ’s AAA-1 Loop

Strong signal from Ascension Island coming to Japan.  The following recording is of the ending part of the program.  The station name is announced as “Radio Dandal Kura International”  (Dandal Kura means “big hall” in Kanuri language).

Radio Abisinia (Clandestine to Ethiopia) via IRRS

15470 kHz.  Received in Leonia, New Jersey, USA.

01-Aug-2015, Local Time – 12:00 Noon  (1600 UTC)   Language: Amharic

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)

The station name has been confirmed as Radio Abisinia, according to a Japanese DXers’ discussion site.

Abisinia (in English typically spelled as Abyssinia) is the old name of Ethiopia.

Amharic ID sounds like “Yeh Radio Abisinia neu.”  They seem to broadcast on shortwave Saturday only.

Here in NJ, the reception at the beginning was relatively weak but toward the end (before 1800 UTC), the signal was getting better.  The following video includes both parts.