Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs



ALASKAKNLS, (p) Anchor Point 7355 at 1201 with Lucy Grant hosting. (Brossell, WI) 9920 at 1410 in Mandarin with contemporary Christian music. (Taylor, WI)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at *0359 with musical opening, f/by 5+1 time pips and M in AA with ID and opening anmt, then Holy Qur’an. News at 0405. (D’Angelo, PA) 0449 with, 2 +.1 time pips f/by M in AA and brief Qur’an. (KB2DMD, PA) 7355 at 2235 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco, at 2258 with ID for their International Service, then an SS ID. (Brossell, WI) 0100-0134 with coverage of futbol finals between Argentina and Chile (Chile won). (D’Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0518 with interview of a camera store owner in Nigeria where costs of equipment repair are bleeding him dry. 17785 in Hausa at 1843 with 2 M talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 2102 with news. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840-Shepparton at 0600 with “Newcastle Raiders” football match. (Barton, AZ)

AUSTRIA World Radio, 9770 in (l) Dyula at 2020. (Brossell, WI) 11855 via Moosbrunn at 2101 sign on, f/by brief theme and W with greetings. (Sellers, BC)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 4930 at 1936, 15580 with news at 0510.15580 with EE news 0510 (Padazopulos, Greece) 12075 at 2036 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0510 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

BRAZIL
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis 9665 at 2234 with M in passionate speech
Radio Nacional Brasilia,6180 at 0521 with usual upbeat music, excited ancr and listener phone calls. (KB2DMD, PA) 11789 at 2331with songs and talk. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0536 with news items, music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria,11734 at 1952 mixing with Zanzibar. Apparent canned anmts at 1958, website anmt and off at just after 1902, leaving ZBC in the clear, (Valko, PA)

CANADA—CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2200 opening with “CBC News” at 0507. (KB2DMD, PA) 2200 with ID and news. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960-Beijing with EE commentary at 2350, 6020 via Albania with news at 0130, 7285 via Albania in EE at 2350, 7340-Kashi with CC lesson at 1855, 9600-Kashi in EE at 2350, 11900 Jinhua //11865-Kashi//13665-Albania all in EE at 1130,11940-Kashi, //13760 at 1335 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9430-Urumqi at 2101 in FF with talks and pops and EE commentary at 2350. (KB2DMD, PA) 11650-Kunming at 1412 with W in Amoy, 2 both in EE at 1640, 13655-Kashi 2350, 11900-Kunming (p) at 1413 with M in Urdu and W with W and Mandarin Sinhalese; 11900-Beijing at 1434 with M ancr, music bridge, 15700 in EE with ID and into Mandarin. (Taylor, WI) 6175 via Albania at 2340 with W interview in SS with a music pgm. Off in mid-song at 2358. (D’Angelo, PA) 9695-Junhua in JJ at 2354, 9745 in (l) Esperanto at 2023. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/CPBS - 6200-Lhasa in Tibetan at 1300, 9675-Bejing in Mandarin at 2350. (Brossell, WI) 9750 at 2356 in (l) Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 15120 with O/C until pgm began at 0002, M/W with news in SS. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1256. (Brossell, WI)
CNR-1 Jammer, 11785 at 1438 with Mandarin talks vs. VOA also in Mandarin via Thailand, 11870 with instls at 1504 CNR Jammer, 15500 at 1449 in Mandarin vs. VOA in the same language. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0012 with long SS religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Rebelde, 5025 in SS at 0105. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 0500 with anthem, ID, time pips. (KB2DMD, PA) 9530 at 2348 with talks in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI) 12085 via Madagascar with news at 1600. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9900 at 2015 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 9745-Abis at 0045-0109 with W ancr and news in SS, then music to time pips at 0100, then W with ID and talk, 9965-Abu Zaabal at 2318 in EE with 2 M talk. (p) ID at 2311 but low audio reduced copy to almost useless. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 6105 Oman Relay at 1844 in EE, 6195 Oman Relay with an interview at 0405, 9410 Oman Relay at 1420, 11675 Oman with soccer. (Padazapulos, Greece) 7360 via Meyerton at 0455 with M addressing audience on the proper way to take medications, 12095 via A-Seela in RR at 0448 with 2 M discussing a Muslim attack, 15180-Woofferton at 1815 in FF (KB2DMD, PA) 9410 A-Seela Relay at 1419 with a political analysis in EE. Padazopulos, Greece) 11750 Thailand Relay Thailand at 1239 on Macedonia. (Sellers, BC) 11945 via Tashkent with an interview in Burmese. (Taylor, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995 and 15300 both Issoudun with news in EE at 1929. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar in EE at 0500 with primary results. (KB2DMD, PA) 15275 via Madagascar at 1855 with W in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2055 with traditional music. (KB2DMD, PA) (p) 11645-Avlis at 0043 in Greek with Greek music and M ancr //9420. Not on 9935 so must have gone overtime here. (Taylor, WI) 2237 with W in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9610-Agat at 1223 with M in KK. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 9910 at 1345 with talks in KK. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, 4055-Chiquimula at 0512 in EE with choir hymns. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUYANAVoice of Guyana, 3289-Sparendaam at 0508 with EE talks, BBC feed, but only audible on peaks. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9705-Panaji (Goa) at 0023-0045* with Hindi vocals and W ancr with EE ID. flutes at 0041 to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 2257 with traditional music and M vocal and sitar. (KB2DMD, PA) 9870-Bengaluru with Vividh Bharati service playing Hindi pops. (Sellers, BC) 9910-Aligarh at 23021 with W in Hindi, 9945-Bengaluru with sub-continental songs. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0412 with JJ talks, (KB2DMD, PA) 5975 via England at 1945, 11945 via France at 1835, 15375 via Uzbekistan at 1420 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9755 via Meyerton at 1802 with news in EE, 11845 via France with news, 11845 with music and talk in JJ at 1410. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6090-Yamata in RR at 1100 with IS, opening with ID and (p) news, 9625 (p) at 1140 in II. SS Asian style song into M/W ancrs, 11715 (p) at 1237 with M yelling to a more sedate W ancr, 11740-Kranji at 1233 in Thai with M ancr, (Taylor, WI) 11670 via France with 2 W hosting at 0513. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei 2, 6115-Nagara at 1105 in JJ with W and a mellow vocal, 9595 (p) (Network 1) at 1218 with Western classical music.(Taylor, WI)

MALAYSIARTM-Sarawak FM, 9835-Kuching at 1212 with an Islamic prayer f/by a religious message, then pop song in Bhasa Malay. (Sellers, BC) 1242 with contemporary Malay songs. (Taylor, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador (p at 0410-0445 with M with AA, also long talks. and M.E. music. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1315 on financial stability of colleges in the Pacific region. (Brossell, WI) 2114 with sports news. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0554 with Nigerian songs, opening at 0557 with talking drums, 0600 into Hausa. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang with W/M in KK at 1334. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1415 with soft instls, audio too “muddy” to be sure of the language, 0600 “This is Pyongyang.” (Barton, AZ)
KCBS, 9665 at 1230 with vehement speech in KK. (Brossell, WI) 11645-Kujang at 1650 with news at 1650. (Padazopulos, Greece) (p) 11680-Kujang at 1415 in KK with W in strident talk. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 Thumrait at 1531 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Biafra, (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2044 with African accented M giving speech in EE and taking listener calls through TOH but they had gone off be 2107 recheck. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Tamazuj (via France to Sudan), 15400 in AA at 1032 with an interview in EE. (Padazopulos. Greece) 1510. (Brossell, WI)
Nippon No Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), 9950 in KK at 1329. (Brossell, WI)
“Radio San’a” (via Sudan to Yemen, 11860 at 2333-0011 with M.E. vocals and AA talks, possible news at TOH. (D’ Angelo, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Vatican to Sudan) 11650 in Sudanese at 0430 with AA music, talks and “Radio Dabanga” jingle ID. (KB2DMD, PA)
Eye Radio  (to South Sudan) 11730 with several Ws in AA along with remote feeds. Music at 0417 then W with several IDs and frequencies. M in EE at 0419. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio San’a, (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 with ME vocals, talk in AA, possible news at TOH and back to music at 0006. (D’Angelo, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC-Bougainville (Bougainville), 3325 at 1147 with oldie songs, W ancr in Tok Pidgin to news at 1200. (Sellers, BC)
NBC-Madang (New Guinea), 3260 at 1138 with M in Pisin, song at 1200 then NBC News in EE. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 11905 via Tashkent at 1417 in Burmese with M at length. (Taylor, WI) 15339 in (l) Urdu at 1455. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting Assn, 12125 via Armenia at 1625 in an Ethiopian dialect, W ancr with HOA selections. (KB2MD, PA)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6930u at 0045 with mountain-related songs, and IDs after every 3rd number. (Taylor, WI) 0100 with mountain-related songs. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0039 with various things from the ‘60s. tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Enterhaken, 69245 at 0042-0103 with GG talk by several M ancrs and GG vocals. EE ID and requests for reports at 0043 and 0055. ebnterhaken@gmx.net. (D’Angelo, PA)
Skippy Radio, 6925u at 0230 with Led Zeppelin things, CW ID. (Hassig, IL)
Coast FM, (Euro) 6205 at 0242-0423 with M and several IDs for Coast FM, some ads and lots of pop, Poor to fair. (D’Angelo, PA)
Sonic Death Radio, 6955.9 at 0140 with mellow instls, W with vague talk. ID per HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Insane Radio, 6949.7 at 0134 with indistinct M talk, signal came up for an audible ID, then Kenny Rogers’ “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” then back to the indistinct music and occasional talk. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0124 with rock, ID at 0237. (Taylor, WI) 0147 with pop/rock. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 0107 with new age/new wave things, heavy metal; 0205 with rock/pop. dickweeddj@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) 0112 with Dick Weed and Stavin chatting away, pop/tock. (Lobdell, MA)
Burn it Down Radio, 6970u at 0912 with pop/rock. A different kind of Memorial Day pgm. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925u at 0128 ending rock number, “Pee Wee” sent in CW, then off. (Taylor, WI)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930 at 0053 with prank phone calls, tock numbers. (Taylor, WI)
North Sea Radio, 6850u at 0155 with a pirate song “back to the sea." (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6850u at 0148 with a music bit repeating every few seconds, punk rock and alternative stuff, (Hassig, IL)
WJID, 6930u at 0100 with heavy metal, punk rock W talk. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA—Radio Bucharest International, 6150-Galbeni at 2150, 7335-Galbeni in Romanian at 0035, 11790-Tiganesti, 13750-Tiganesti in RR at 1340, 13790-Tiganesti, 15130-Tiganesti at 1115 with EE anmts. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910-Tiganesti at 1422 with M in GG. (Taylor, WI) 6170 with Radio Newsreel at 2131. (Brossell, WI) 9730-Tiganesti at 0011-0032 discussing EU problems f/by Roots pgm, 11795-Galbeni at 2325-2356* in SS with features and music selections, nice ID and closedown anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 4960-Pinheira at 0359 with Yankee Doodle IS, 0000 ID and news. 11900 at 2007 in FF (Brossell, WI) 2014-2031* with several speakers in FF with news and features, 2030 with M in EE signing off. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9555-Riyadh at 2242 in AA with AA music and talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 15435, 1-Riyadh at 15290 in AA with an interview, 17614.1 at 1510 with Qur’an, 17895 at 1430 with Qur’an. (Taylor, WI) 9870 at 2256 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 9740-Kranji at 1205 ending news and into next pgm, 11890 (p) at 1435 with M interviewing W. (Taylor, WI) 2305 in EE with talks, but noise-soaked and poor. (KN2DMD, PA) 15285 at 1114 and //17760 via Thailand at 1114 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020-Honoria at 1025 with W ancr in EE with music. (Taylor, WI) 1130 in EE and Pisin with a pop number and promo for a “Band Marathon” in July. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 7230 in EE at 0511 with heavily-accented W making for tough copy. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 7285 in Afrikaans at 0507 with talks and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton at 1823 in RR with W talk. (KB2DMD, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 1552 with SS commentary and sports. (Padazopulos, Greece) 1826 in SS at 1826 with news items and music bridges, 17715 at 2029 with soccer coverage, 17885 at 2031 with soccer. (KB2DMD, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 15250 via Woofferton at 1819 with M/W talking, 15510 in Fur AA at 1840 with talks. (KB2DMD, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9660-Kouhu at 1148 in Mandarin with W/M, music bridges and CNR Jammer. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1230 sign and many mentions of Radio Thailand, then news headlines. (Sellers, BC)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 with songs and anmts in TT. (Brossell, WI) 11980-Emirler in TT at 0453 with Turkish dances. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6015 via Ascension in Hausa at 0523 with W interviewing M on the phone. (KB2DMD, PA) 9700 Thailand Relay at 2025v in KK, 15600-Woofferton in (l) Kurdish at 1405. (Brossell, WI) 11990-Philippine Relay (p) with M in KK. at 1426, 17780 Sri Lanka Relay with M in Kurdish at 1439. (Taylor, WI) 11900 via Vatican at 2137-2200* in (l) Bambara. ID by W at 2140 f/by speech by M, several “VOA Africa” IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9850 Kuwait Relay in Mandarin at 1536, 0940-Northern Marianas at 1514 in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 15255 via Woofferton at 1439 with M/W in Turkman,15450 via Woofferton with W in Tajik at 1443. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Farda (p), 12005 via Sri Lanka in Farsi with lively music at 1419. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio (p), 12035 via Sri Lanka in (l) Marathi at 1536, 15480 via South Africa in FF at 2023. (Brossell, WI) 15255 via Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) with South Asian music at 1521, 17810 (p) via Nauen at 1429 in Mandarin (Taylor, WI)
WHRI, 5920 at 0200 with ads and 7315 with an preacher. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15720, Cypress Creek with Indy 500 coverage at 1650. (KB2DMD, PA)
WJHR, Milton, Florida, 15555u at 1446 with usual EE preacher. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Munansi, 15240 via WWRB with O/C at 1558, WWRB ID and pgm solicitation at 2159, then into Afropops. Audio speed increased at 1614 and was cutting out every second, canned anmt at 1631, but impossible to copy. Faulty audio finally stopped at 1715 f/by 2 minutes of dead air, then more Afropops. Several IDs at 1723 and mentions of Uganda and Kampala. More IDs at 1802, 04, 05 and mentions of radiomunansi.com and radiomunansi@gmail.com. (Valko, PA)

Back slaps, salutes and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Mark Taylor, Madison and Lake Farm Park, near Madison, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; and Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA. Thanks to each of you.

Until next month...keep on, keepin’ on!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs



ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1206 reviewing a novel and a movie.(KB2DMD, PA)

ALGERIARadio Television Algerienne,7335 at 2133 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI) 12060 via Issoudun at 2007-2039 with W ancr in FF. Apparently they slipped back into AA around 2015 with M in AA before going into recitations. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, Gral Pacheco, 15345 at 2315 with W in SS. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay, 7445 at 0523 with a story about a Rolling Stones concert in Cuba. (KB2DMD, PA) 12085 at 2136 on terrorism in France. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580-Shepparton very strong in the mornings here. (Dilbert, MD)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1220 with country ballads and ABC ID by W. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, 9720 at 1341 with W in Hindi. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Hobart International, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0330-0400 with multiple IDs, contact info, comedy routines, DX tips and music. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155-Mossbrunn at 0501 with M in GG, f/by by a W. (D’Angelo, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 9455-Moosbrunn in Turkish at 0409, 9690 in Urdu at 0215. (KB2DMD, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 6080 at 0348 with talk on wearing turbans in the military. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 2215 with non-stop U.S. pops. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(All in PP)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 9256 with M talking and usual reverb. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, 6180/11780 around 0155 with excerpts of speeches from their senate on the impeachment of their president, then ID including a mention of shortwave. (Figliozzi, NY) 0342 with lively instls, (KB2DMD, PA) 11780 at 2344 with live sports event. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 with news at 0209. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 with “Danny Boy” at 0211. (KB2DMD, PA) 2315 with excited ancr covering live sports. (Brossell, WI)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo 9820 at 0223 with M talk. Strong but audio strength degraded by atmospherics. (KB2DMD, PA),

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0353 with ads, “Newstalk 10-10” ID and back to their call-in pgm. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2314 on abuse of women and children. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7260-Urumqui in PP at 2250, 7325-Xi’an, in (l) JJ at 1315, 7360 in (l) Thai at 1220, 9590-Kashi with W in SS, 9675-Shijiazhuang at 1348 with M/W in RR. (Brossell, WI) 11660-Kashi at 2134-2217 with M in FF, ID, hosting a music pgm. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 0324 in Quechua with W talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 0403-0437 with an EE jazz pgm featuring Dixieland, M host with some religious messages thrown in. Must be a weekly pgm. GG began at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 5875-Wofferton at 0303 with talks in AA. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 0047 heard again with an excellent signal after having been missing for a few days, Pleasant Bazuki music, //9935. (Wood, MA) 2301 with instls and anmts in GG. Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0310 with M in SS. (Brossell, WI) 0515 in EE with operatic music, (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAMKTWR 9910 at 1123 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9910-Alagarh at 2303 with M in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—IRIB, 7285-Zahedan at 2324-0025* with 2 M in AA, ID at 0000 f/by M hosting recitations, later W taking phone calls. Carrier terminated while another M was talking, (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 5910 via France M/W in JJ, fanfare at 0306 with talks in JJ, 5975 via Woofferton on declining interest in Japanese literature. (KB2DMD, PA) 0455, NHK ID and anmts, time pips at 0458 before close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1148 with W in JJ. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2256 with M and FF talks. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiji, with economic for the Pacific. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAKorean Central Broadcasting Station, 9665 with an operatic vocal. (Brossell, WI)     

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (via Taiwan to China), 9930 at 1210 with W in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Republica, (via France to Cuba), 490 in SS at 0205. (KB2DMD, PA)
Nippon No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9665 at 1544 with talks in (l) Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (via France to Sudan), 15400 at *1500 opening with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (p), 11600 (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 2043-2100* with M in Kurdish, f/by long Kurdish vocals from 2053. Carrier cut at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio San’a” 11860 (to Yemen), in AA at 0126. 0130 with fanfare, W/M ancrs, another fanfare. (Taylor, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC Bougainville, 3325 at 0925-1052 better than normal, but still poor at times. Semi-readable pop stuff, local/regional news in EE at 0932, some of it in Tok Pisin. ID at 1031. QRM from RRI Palangkaraya (N9OVQ, IL) Just a short opening from 1114-1128. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15355 with talks in (l) Philipino. (Btossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0121-0213 doing songs with a “heart” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0103 with Soviet/RR anthems, ID and greeting. Dick Weed talking, playing numbers. Still going at 0253. (Taylor, WI) 0109 with usual pop/rock and banter by host Dick Weed. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6924u at 0051 with a song, and late ’60s psychedelic rock. (Hassig, IL) 0248-*0352 with fake ads and pop/rock. (Lobdell, WI)
XLR8, 6955u fading up at 0408. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0159 with numbers from the 1980s, tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) 0147-0215 announced as “The Bubblegum Express” with several numbers of that ilk. Usual IDs by computerized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0224 with blues and rock. Also, 6925u at 9146 with slow, “spacey” music. (Hassig, IL) 0140-0238 with SFX and “Rock the Amadeus” electronic music and scary laughter, then rock, CW ID at 0152, SSTV at 0227. (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u at 2254-2257* M with closedown anmt, NA and off. (Lobdell, MA)
Drunken DJ Radio, 6935u at 0033 with M doing shoutouts to those posting on HF Underground and a synthesized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
KIPM Relay, 6955u at 0126 with Alan Maxwell story “Pirate Jesus?” (Hassig, IL)
Burn It Down Radio, 6970u at 00040058 with a nice Memorial Day pgm featuring folk, rock, and salutes to our troops. (Lobdell, MA) 0051 with old pop songs. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0047 with pop/tock. dickweed@gmail.com. 0055. (Hassig, IL) 0055-0146* with several rock/pop things. Signal took a nose drive around 0125 and remained down till close. (Lobdell, MA)
Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 0007 with choral versions of various old hits, ID with various bird calls, Mentioned “broadcasting from the Great Lakes.” (Hassig, IL)
OTCR, 6976 at 0035. Barely heard talk and music under tons of QRN. (Hassig, IL)
He Man Radio, (p) 6935 at 0214 with rock, ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
WJD Radio Indiana at 0255 playing recordings of crank calls, ID at 0303. (Taylor, WI)
Pirate Numbers, 6925u at 0150. M with 5-digit sets, sounded like RR NA, off at 0213. (Taylor, WI)
SBC Satellite Radio at 0022 with rap, canned ID, more rap. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0125, with rock, M with ID. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti with SS talks at 0218. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 49690 at 0520 in Hausa with talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 9480 in (l) Bambara at 2138. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915 Riyadh at 224-2300* with M ancr and child in AA f/by recitations, later two M talking, Off in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, PA) 15380 in AA at 1346. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 5980 -Meyerton at 0318 with W in EE. QRM from adjacent WRMI.(KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0405 in Afrikaans, apparent news to 0410, music bridge and pgm with M/W. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 at 1415 with M in KK. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 2145 with live soccer coverage between Spain and Germany. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDENIBRA Radio/Radio Ibrahim,11875 via Wofferton at 1954-2000* M with religious-sounding message in Bambara, group vocals until broadcast ended. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 4775 at 0414 with music and ID. Poor through CODAR. (Sellers,BC )

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590-Udorn Thani at 0003-0022 with usual EE news hosted by M/W with plenty of IDs, ads, PSAs. and deep fades. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 11985 at 1215 with w in RR. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9870 at 0230 with nulyi-lingual IDs. Not shown for this time slot. (KB2DMD, PA)    

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9455 Northern Marianas Relay with M/W in Mandarin at 2241, 9800 Philippine Relay at 1452 in (l) KK, 11785 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1403, 15120 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2141. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9800 Kuwait Relay in (l) Tibetan at 2253, 9835 via Lithuania at 2340 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, (p)  9900 via Tashkent with M talk, South Asian music and W in (p) Dzonka then more S. Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11900 via Philippines in Mandarin at 2124. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 7175 via Cypress Creek in EE with talk on elections, national museum. (KB2DMD, PA)


THANKS! High Fives, black slips and fist bumps to the good guys who saw fit to help out with logs and other info this time: Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Art Delibert, Bethesda, MD; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt Pleasant, IL; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Chris Lobdell, West Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI. Thanks to each of you and keep on keepin’ on!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 SWL Logs



ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 with “Creation Moments” at 1203. (Brossell, WI)

ALBANIARadio Tirana, 9855-Shijak at 0125, good but with heavy band noise and strong local QRM. (Wood, MA) 2258 with IS and ID, f/by apparent news in Albanian. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9655 via France at 2149 with M in AA. (Sellers, BC)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4950-Mulvenos in PP at 0001 in PP with Afropop. ID at 0000. (Taylor, Lake Farm DXP, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, Gral Pacheco in SS at 2308 with SS talks, (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC South Atlantic Relay, 9915 with BBC Commentary at 0750, 11770 at 2217. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2145 with a report on ISIS and whether the US is ready for war. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840 at 2243 with discussion of the Iraq War. (KB2DMD, PA)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs with an interview at 1220. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosbrunn at 2103-2129* with religious vocals, then W with Story Time, closing ID and anmts at 2126, f/by instl until carrier off. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 6080 at 0330 with a report on Russian military presence in Syria. (Brossell, WI) 9815 at 0506 with an ID for “Daybreak Africa,” then a feature about Burundi. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL(all in PP - gld)
Radio Alvorada de Londrina (presumed) 4858 at 0105 with fast-moving M/W and music bridges. Still there past 0115. All three of us (Charlie, Bill, and myself) were using different RXs, so it didn’t seem to be receiver-generated. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Novo Tempo, Campo Grande, 4890 at 0032 with M at length, several time checks after 0100. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 with talks at 2331. (Brossell, WI)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 with talks at 2252. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 0331-0356 with anmts by M, several nice IDs and pgm of Brazilian pops. (D’Angelo, PA) 2328. (Brossell, WI) 0430 with deep-voiced ancr taking calls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0110 with an apparent soccer match. (Valko, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 2155-2206 on monkeys, f/by several “News Talk 10-10” IDs and news. (D’Angelo, PA)
CKZN, St. Johns (Newfoundland) (p) 6160 at 0147 with W interviewing M about theater in NYC. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 0435 with business pgm on Avenue Radio Studios. At 0501 heard an echo during news, a sign that CKZU was weak in the background and carrying the same newscast. (Sellers, BC)
CKZU, Vancouver, 6160 with CBC Radio One pgm, f/by a discussion on voting in British Columbia. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7325-Xi’an in listed JJ at 1320, 7360-Kunming in (l) Thai at 1215, 7440-Nanning in Mandarin at 1231, 9855-Beijing in Mandarin at 1203, 13575 in RR at 1212 and 15410-Kashi in Mandarin at 1410. (Brossell, WI) 6180-Kashi at 0014 with People in the News. Topic seemed Chinese-Canadian relations. (D’Angelo, PA) 7415-Kashi with an interview at 2115, 11610-Kashi at 1545, 11665-Urumqi, 13540-Kashi at 1545, 17630 via Mali at 1430. (Padazopulos, Greece)
CPBS, Sichuan 6060 at 1246 in an Asian language (Yuri listed) with M/W ancrs. (Sellers, BC) 7305-Shijiazhuang in Mandarin at 1211. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, CNR-1 jammer 11600 in Mandarin at 1158 with ancr, 3+1 time pips, ID  and M talk, all versus Sound of Hope relay of RFA or Radio Taiwan International, CNR2-11740-Lingshi at 1207 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5040 at 0107 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11670 at 1908 with ID, web address and news, (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 11895 via Ascension with M in (l) Fulani at 2156. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Akbah Rufiah (HCJB) 11985 via Ascension with W in Hausa to Africa/Midle East and some hybrid selections. (Taylor, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9965-Abis in AA at 0041 with apparent news, Relatively clear audio for once. (Wood, MA)

ENGLANDBBC,5960 Oman Relay at 2217, 9410-Meyerton at 0735, 12095 via Meyerton at 2217, 15420 via Dhabbaya at 0725, also 17640 via Madagascar. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11945 via South Africa at 0540 with an interview on Burundi. (Sellers, BC) 9410-Al- Seela (Oman) at 0440 with AA talks, ID, Big Ben. (KB2DMD, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar at 0429 with Africa Link, 15250 via France at 0551 into Spectrum with a feature on a brewery. (Sellers, BC) 9800 via Meyerton with an interview at 0436. (KB2DMD, PA) 15215 via Sri Lanka in (l) Dari at 1333. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEERT, 9420 at 2206 with talks in Greek. Some brief interruptions in their audio. More serious audio problems on the 9935 outlet. (Sellers, BC) 2258 with songs in GG. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9900 in Mandarin at 1337. (Brossell, WI)
KTWR/Trans World Radio, 9910 in Mandarin at 1102. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7550-Delhi at 2155, 9445-Bengaluru at 2207, both in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9445-Bengaluru at 2201-2230* with W and news in EE and several brief audio cuts in the transmission, nice ID at 2206, more music at 2210 to s/off anmts at 2229 and GOS ID. (D’Angelo, PA) 9600-Khanpur in EE at 1328. (Taylor, WI) 2200 with W and news, 9940-Bengaluru at 1240 with a domestic song and M/W in (p) Burmese and some kind of drama, (Sellers, BC) 9445-Bengaluru with sub-continental songs at 2145. (Brossell, WI)

INDONESIARadio Republik Indonesia, 3325-Palangkara in II at 1245 with easy and instl II pops, 3905-Merauke with soft II pops at 1231 (Sellers, BC)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5910 with a lengthy JJ talk. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei One, 3925 in JJ at 1155 with talk, one tone then music at 1299 Radio Two, 3945 with JJ and Western pop at 1152. At 1156 “You’re listening to R-N-2.” Fair, with ham QRM, 9595 at 1100 with M in JJ. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIASarawak FM, 9835-Kajang, with M in (l) Malay at 1105, (Brossell, WI)
Wai FM, (p) 11665-Kajang. EE rockabilly and M/W ancrs, mellow Malay music and non-Qur’an chanting. (Taylor, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1200 with IS, ID and Pacific region news. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 7570-Kujang in EE at 2210 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15105 at 0547 with VOK voices in EE. (Sellers, BC)
Korea Central Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 1216 with classical style songs. (Sellers, BC) 9665 at 1217 with victory songs and martial music. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultan of Oman, Thumrait, 15140 at 1405 with news in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 1426 with M ID, into M talking at some length, then another in EE mentioning their Twitter and Facebook accounts, ID anmts and into pops. (D’Angelo, PA) 1450 western-style DJ at 1450 with pops and dance things and a call-in request line. Weather in downtown Muscat. (KB2DMD, PA)

OPPOSITION—Dimtsi Radio Erena (via Kostinbrod to Eritrea), 11885 at 1735 in Oromo with upbeat Ethiopian music. (KB2DMD, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (p), 11600 (via Issoudun to Turkey), at 0520 with ME music, M in (p) Kurdish. (Sellers, BC) 1826 in Kurdish with W and local music and talks, f/by a section of martial music and presumed soldiers marching. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Dabanga (Via Vatican to Sudan), 11650 at 0529 with many IDs, one in (p) Sudanese AA. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9920 at 1210 with M/W talks in (l) Rade/Ede. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 11935-Palaug at 0016 in Karen language. With W ancr and a contemporary hymn. (Taylor, WI)

PIRATES—“Spy Numbers” 6925 at 0156 with M giving 5 number sets in RR. Unsure if this is a “legit” station or a pirate. I’d guess the latter. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Zed, 6935u at 0211 with W singing the blues. (Hassig, IL)
Boom Box Radio, 6896 at 0118, poor and slowly drifting up. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0034 with a variety of big band swing and pop numbers with a “sun” theme. (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0033 with pgm of “sun” and “sunny” numbers. (Taylor, WI) 0041 with songs about water. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6945u at 0015 with Dick Weed and assistant Stavin with usual assortment of alternative rock and frequent shoutouts to HF Underground posters. (Lobdell, MA) 0036 with usual pgm of what I’d call progressive or Indie rock. (Taylor, WI)
WAZU, 6925 at 2200 with veteran pirate Fearless Fred with pgm of tunes by Zappa and others, including humorous comments. He pronounced “Z” as “Zed,” so maybe from Canada? (Lobdell, MA) 6958 at 0011 very fady with talk, and talk about an ad block. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6925 at 0033 with weak signals and indistinct talk; slowly improving to ID on a peak. (Taylor, WI) 0140 with blues numbers at 0140-0200*. (Lobdell, MA) 6949.7 at 0117 with contemporary dance things and “Captain Morgan” inserted into the song. Off at 0131. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950/6960u at, 2325-2345 with “Dick Weed” and rock. 0024-0052* with Dick Weed and a pro marijuana pgm. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 0012 signing on with “Magic Carpet Ride” f/by more pop/rock. Frequent computer-voiced IDs. (Lobdell, MA) 0029 with pop/rock. ID from Monty Python. (Taylor, WI) 6876 at 0012 with John Poet with rock and frequent IDs. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955 011 with things by several rock/pop groups. M with ID at 0122. (Lobdell, MA) 0119 with indistinct signal, some talk, then a clear ID and into heavy metal, eventually a pgm of somewhat obscure rock and esoteric music. (Taylor, WI) Various rock songs and punk things at 2356. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 weak at 0103 with song by Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, big band music, Gave radiocasablanca@gmail.com as an email address (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illuminati International, 6150 at 1908-1920*. Just caught end of the transmission, One tune, then multiple sign off anmts, mention of Facebook. Later days at 2317-2346 and 0047-0059* with many pop oldies. (Lobdell, MA)
Red Beacon Radio, 7610 at 1900-210 with M station op chatting about pirate radio and his equipment. Said he was running 20 watts and played several pop/rock numbers. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6934.8u at 0225 with electric blues, CW ID. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Ga Ga, 6935u at 0108 with things by “Prince.” (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9760-Gaalbeni at 2246-2256* with M/W hosting a letters pgm. Closing anmts at 2255, f/by IS. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOME—Voice of America Relay, Pinheira, 4960 good in PP at 0427. But very difficult to get audio out of the static crashes. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 9870-Riyadh at 2147 with M in AA and AA/Western dance music, 15295 at 0552 in Hausa with frequent mentions of “Islam.” (Sellers, BC) 2256-2300* with vocals until 2300, news in AA. (D’Angelo, PA) 17705 with Koran recitations at 1349. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 9740 at 1230 and remotes, sports pgming, f/by news. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMAN ISLANDSSLBC, 5020 at 0603 playing a mix of island and western pop, W in Pidgin. Ads at 0630, some in EE, SIBC ID at 0659, mention of 5020 and 9545, “Radio Happy Isles” and “Voice of the Nation” IDs, national news at 0700, 1154 with daily devotional, 1159 ID and closing anmts, NA. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 15255 at 0638 with IS and talk on climate change. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 7275 at 1321 with IS, ID f/by W in KK, 15575 at 1321 with a report on families separated by the Korean War. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500-Nobeljas at 1853-1926 W and several M ancrs with SS coverage of a sporting event, IDs as “Deportivo Radio Nacional.” (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9390 via Tashkent at 0018 with apparent radio play in (l) Bengla. (Wood, MA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240 at 0335 with group singing and anmts in (l) Ndau. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9735 at 1147 with a W in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 11635-Pachung at 2232 with M and talk in CC, f/by music at 2258, 5 + 1 time pips at 2300, M/W with news. (D’Angelo, PA)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590 at 0002 with M/W discussing economic growth there. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 15450 at 1312 with Turkish songs. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9490 via Ascension in Bambara with western-style pop and African numbers anmts, then off suddenly at 2159+. (Sellers, BC) Northern Marianas Relay, 9490 at 1217 with talks in KK, 11990 Lampertheim Relay at 1301 in KK, 15115 with W in Mandarin at 1342. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Ashna/VOA, 12075 Kuwait Relay in AA at 1723. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9885 via at 0120 heard briefly through Chinese jammer. (Wood, MA) 9950 Northern Marianas Relay with W in VV at 1420, 15275 via Tajikistan at 1342 with talks in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 6105 Lampertheim Relay, 6105 at 0405 in Belorusian. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marti, 5025-Greenville in SS at 0350. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Farda, 12005 at 1420 in Farsi. (Padazopulos, Greece)
WRMI, Miami, 21675-Okeechobee at 2250, closing “Radio Afrca Network,” f/by several P.O. Box addresses in various African countries. (KB2DMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 5975 via Nauen at 0403 in Bulgarian with M talking. (Taylor, WI)
Trans World Radio (p), 9900 at 0050 in (l) Bhojpuri, music bridge and M talking at some length, (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN STATE—Vatican Radio, 9560 via (p) Tinang in Mandarin at 1245. M talking, Hallelujah chorus with W over at end and into CC sounding music, later a M. (Taylor, WI) 11625 via Madagascar with an interview at 0523, language change at 0527. (Sellers, BC) 15370 at 1230 with ID and talks in RR. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 9840 at 1327 with W and news. (Sellers, BC)

A thousand thanks to the following good folk who came through this time: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC, Canada; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; KB2DMD, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI.