[A-DX] Neuer Sender in Somalia, Puntland.

Mauno Ritola
Mo Apr 15 21:51:03 CEST 2013

15.4.2013 21:44, Marc Coevoet kirjoitti:
> Op 15-04-13 19:55, Christoph Ratzer schreef:
>> Somalia, Puntland.
>> A station called R. Puntland plans to start on shortwave in June on 
>> 6140 and
>> 13800 kHz. Power should be upto 25 kW in June.
> Which country?
> Puntland looks like a Dutch name, maybe South Africa?
> Or is it in Somalia?


The name "Puntland" is derived from the Land of Punt 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_Punt> mentioned by ancient 
Egyptian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egypt> sources. The exact 
location of the fabled territory is still a mystery. Many studies 
suggest that the Land of Punt was located in present-day Somalia,^[8] 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntland#cite_note-8> ^[9] 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntland#cite_note-9> while others propose 
that it was situated elsewhere.^[10] 

Also mentioned many times in Mika Waltari's novel Sinuhe the Egyptian ...

73, Mauno

> http://www.allpuntland.com
> Marc