Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, 7355 at 1236 with M in slow EE, 1238 ID as “KNLS English Hour” and contact info, 9615 at 1425 beginning Radio Propagation for Beginners. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 5865 via Issoudun with Holy Qur’an service at 0419. (Sellers, BC)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 at 2309 with SS news, music at 2311. (Sellers, BC) 2328 with SS ID, time pips and instls. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, at 2100 with world news. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 9680 at 1333 with Saturday Night Country, // unheard on 12065. Poor on //12085. (Sellers, BC) 12095 at 1204 with a report from Amnesty Watch in Zimbabwe. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9625 with W ancr in II and a hymn at 2238. (Taylor, WI) 9720-Kununurra at 1229 with an EE ID, then into (l) Indonesian, 9900 in (l) Burmese at 1214, off a minute later, 15550 at 1207 in (l) Taiwanese. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Radio Austria International, 6155-Moosbrunn, in GG at 0610 with news, brief bit of music, then off. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL—(all in PP – gld)
Voz  Missionaria, Camboria, 5939.9 at 0506 with M and mostly pop-style seeming Christian songs. Needed USB to escape heavy QRM from 5935. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 15190 at 2139-2206, f/by discussion with M and long talk. Instls, canned ID at 2146, frequency anmts at 2158, vocals at TOH. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 0002. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, 15580 at 1902 with world news. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA—CFRX-Toronto, 6070 at 0400 with comls, ID and back to The Late Shift pgm. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960 Albania Relay with M/W and EE pgm apparently called Roundtable.  Canned ID at 2146 then talks on CC women being happier than men. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 7215 Jinhua/Xi’an at 1302 with JJ from Jinhua combined with Mandarin from Xi’an. Mark asks “Why interfere with yourself?  Must be a mess in Asia, too.” 9410-Kashi at 2232 in PP. (Taylor, WI) 13575-Urumqi at 1226 with W in RR,15600-Kunming at 1230 in (l) Malay, 17560-Kashi with a conversation in FF. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/CPBS: Xizang PBS 4820 Lhasa (Tibet) at 2206-2238 with TT language talk, ID and fanfare at 2230, f/by news. 4940-Fuzhou with W in Mandarin at 1200. (Brossell, WI) 5935 PBS-Xizang at 1122 in Mandarin at 1122 with an apparent radio drama and a second M speaking over and continuing crowd sound effects, then into music, PBS-Xinjiang, Changii (p) 5960 at 1127 with M in Mandarin, PBS-Schuan 2 Xichang (p) at 1148 with CC ballads, 1200 fanfare ID, 6120-Xinjiang (p) at 1219 with M in in Mongolian. (Taylor, WI) 6060 CNR-1, 15610 at 1119-1145 with several CC promo anmts, later a discussion with talk, laughter and conversation, time pips and apparent ID at 1130, f/by news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA), 7260-Xinjiang (p) in Mandarin with music and M ancr at 1215. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIA—Radio Alcaravan, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0415 with SS songs, time check and ID at 0442. (Sellers, BC) 0518 with segued LA pop, 0529 time check and SS ID. Transmitter hum was heard during music pauses. (Sellers, BC)
La Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010.1 in SS at 0443 with Christian songs including one in EE, ID and more religious songs. (Sellers, BC) 0545 with pop songs, ballads and a couple of songs in EE plus several IDs. (Sellers, BC)

CUBA—Radio Progresso, Batua, 4765 at 0128 with M/W in SS at 0129, jingle at 0130, M/W ancrs continue at 0131 and a “Radio Progresso” ID. (Taylor, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 12070 at 2358 with presumed AA news. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC, 5875-Thailand Relay at 1325 with Newshour and a promo for the Discovery science pgm. ID at 1330, 12095 via Madagascar at 1507 with Sportsworld. (Sellers, BC) 15330 Oman Relay at 1304 in (l) Uzbek. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY—DW Radio, 7425 Rwanda Relay at 0505 with ID and news. 9800 via South Africa at 0410 on Burundi. (Sellers, BC)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonia, 15600 with Greek talks at 2007. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0210 in SS, possible preaching, piano instl. (Taylor, WI) 0604 with their NA sung by a children’s chorus. Off at 0608. (Sellers, BC)

GUAM—KTWR, 9975 in Mandarin at 1235. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9445 at 2229 with closing anmts and off at 2230, 9910-Aligarh at 2258 with IS and scheduled Hindi at 2300. (Sellers, BC) 9690 at 1341 with news report on the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to London. (Sellers, BC) 9870 with the the Vividh BharatI service via Bengaluru and Hindi songs at 1256. (Sellers, BC) 11840-Delhi at 1206 in Mandarin, 15040-Bengalaru in Burmese at 1222. (Brossell, WI)
TWR India, 12025 at 1427 in (l) Kuruk. ID at 1428 and contact info, 1430 into (l) Sadri. (Sellers, BC)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 9560-Yamata in Mandarin with W/M ancrs. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nikkei, 6055 at 1200 with instls and anmts in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 6155 with Western pop. EE ID “You’re listening to R-N-2”, f/by W in JJ. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIA—Sarawak FM, 9835-Kuching noted with Qur’an recitations at 1154. (Brossell, WI

MOROCCO—Radio Medi Un, 9575 Nador, with talks in AA at 2339. (Sellers, BC) 2347. (Brossell, WI)

MYANMAR—Radio Thazin, Pyn U Lwin, 6165 in EE at 1435 with news to 1440, country song. Poor, with heavy QRM from co-channel AIR. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDS—The Mighty KBC, 7395 via Nauen at 0105 with “Uncle Eric” hosting pgm of 1970s selections, jingle IDs, ads and email requests. (D’Angelo, PA) 0126 in EE. (Taylor, WI)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand, Rangitaiki, 9700 at 1206 with weather for the Pacific region and an ID. (Brossell, WI) 11725 at 0510 with sports news, promo for morning report, then a weather report. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, 7255 in Hausa at 0620 with possible news. Man and mentions of Nigeria. Fair, // 9690 was good. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 6090 very strong at 2050 with pleasant Afro pop ballads. (Perry, IL)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1416-1428* with operatic vocals hosted by W with EE talk, several IDs, closedown anmts at 1426. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 13760 at 0508 with classical songs, //9445,11735 and 15180. (Sellers, BC)
Peoples Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 1330 in KK with anmts, time pips (1330 is their TOH) and M speaking emphatically. (Sellers, BC) 15180 with talks in KK at 1225. (Brossell, WI)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait, with AA songs at 2015. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Dandal Kura Radio, 11830 (to Nigeria via Issoudun) at 2015-2059* with mostly talks in Kanuri and short segments of local music, ID, email address, website info and Gmail address at close. Instl music to carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Sagalee Oromo (to Somalia via France), 15525 at 1600-1630 in Oromo through Freedom in Christ Ministries. (Perry, IL) 17850 at 1626-1630* W in EE before a live audience, M after that with brief EE remarks, then carrier off. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Fabrik Salzburg (p) (pgm from Salzburg, Germany, via Bulgaria or Romania), 15515. This pgm has taken the place of Raadiyo Warra Wangeelaa. This is Saturdays only at 1500-1530. EIBI says it’s in Oromo; Aoki shows  EE. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of Khaatuma (to Somalia via France), 17850 at 1627-1630 with two M in Somali, f/by HOA music. Closedown at 1630. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North via Taiwan), 6003 in KK at 1055. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Chosun (to North Korea from South), 7515 at 1421 with W in KK, fanfare, speech by M. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of the Wilderness (to North Korea via Uzbekistan), 7620 in (p) Korean with W talk and a music bridge. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 6600-Gyeongge-do (p) at 1223 in KK. Strident-speaking W. (Taylor, WI)

PERU—Radio Tarma, Tarma, 4755 at 2318 with long SS talk f/by nice pgm of OA vocals and IDs but suffering CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., 9405-Bocaue at 2233 in Mandarin with W in Mandarin and mellow hymns. (Taylor, WI) 9920 at 1204 in the (l) Rade language. (Brossell, WI) 2252 with repeated IDs. Into scheduled Hmong at 2300. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15450 in (l) Burmese at 1138. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6925 at 2346-2357 with pgm of blues, IDs between numbers. (D’Angelo, PA)
WMID, 6880 at 2328-2348* with mostly rock/pop, IDs by M. No contact info but they have been responding to postings on HF Underground. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Casablanca, 6950.7 at 0015-0027*, 1930s music and several IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1 at 0059. A minute of O/C, then on with contemporary things, 0004 with industrial dance things and periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2301 with music and a shouting voice. (Taylor, WI) 2330 weak with a variety of songs. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6950 at 0001-0050* with songs containing the word “black," ID and SSTV image at close. (Lobdell, MA) 0008 with usual songs on an “Emotions” theme.  Good and still going at 0200. (Taylor, WI) 0025-0205 with common theme of feelings, SSTV/FAX at 0203, 0114 with songs containing the word “black." SSTV/FAX at 0048. (Hassig, IL)
Amphetamine Radio, 6930 at 2340-2350 with rock, ID, request for reports, then off after NA. (Lobdell, MA) 2347. (Hassig, IL)
Rave On Radio, 6925u at 2307 with Grateful Dead. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6925u at 2238-2315 fade with Dick Weed, (no Savin' heard) with various rock things. Good until rapid fade began at 2312. (Lobdell, MA) 2319. Dick Weed with various numbers, taking phone calls. (Hassig, IL)
WJD, 3230 (l) with dance things at 0220, 6920 at 2317 with “War of the Worlds”. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975/6965 at 0215 with a variety of rock/pop. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0l26 with Amos ‘n Andy; 0350 with Mel Blanc and big band instl music. (Hassig, IL)
WLIS (ID per HF Underground) 6950 at 0025 weak voice with very occasional music, up briefly with an interval signal, though I couldn’t remember which one it was. (Taylor, WI)
RTM, 6930 at 2345, but very noisy, just bits of audio. (Hassig, IL)
Rave on Radio, 6925u at 2301 with ID, weak music level. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 15170 at 2108 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI)
Raadiyo Warra Wangeelaa, (home base?), 15515 at 1516 in Oromo. This Christiian pgm is brokered by IRRS-Italy and broadcasts only Saturdays from 1500-1530 towards the HOA. Heard with religious talk, local music, 1525, ID, anmts and music. Website info and ID. Off at 1529:45. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0408 interviewing a Liberian official. (Sellers, BC)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 3915-Kranji at 2236-2250 with a feature on Britain’s most notorious killer. Slowly fading with periodic amateur QRM, and completely gone by 2250. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9740 at 1200 with world news. (Brossell, WI) 11955 at 2346 with an interview and ID. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRCA—Channel Africa, 6155-Meyerton at 0300-0341 with W and ID, anmts, news in EE. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0114-0146 with M/W ancrs in Afrikaans, laughter and short music segments, ID at 0130. CODAR marred reception. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SOLOMON ISLANDS—SIBC, 5020 at 1102 with local news, ID at 1107. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 11810 at 2247 on Korean food and KK folk music. (Sellers, BC) 15575 with KK talks at 1431. (Brossell, WI)
KBS Hanminjok-Hwaseong (p) in KK with M ancr and martial music. (Taylor, WI)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 15490 at 2000 with live sporting event coverage in SS. (Brossell, WI)

SUDAN—Radio Sudan, Al Aitahab, 7205 at 0253 in AA with Qur’an recitations. Some abrupt breaks, 0300 with time pips, ID, fanfare, another ID. (Taylor, WI) Voice of Africa, 9505, at 1852-1930 with Hausa service and W hosting African music then a M took over at 1902. Final closedown anmt and brief IS, then off. (D’Angelo, PA) Bombing in at 1909. (Nickolich, IL)  Good signal and Qur’an recitations at 2015. (Perry, IL)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1228 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 5875-Udorn at 1120-1130* in Khmer, mostly M talk up to close, 9390 at 1239 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC) *1400 sudden sign on, time pip and ID.  (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 5970-Emirler at 2107-2126* with Turkish music, M ancr, TT talks, time pips at TOH, ID and news. 5980-Emirler at 2057 with TT vocals hosted by M ancr in FF. Carrier cut abruptly in mid-song. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9655 with Question of the Month feature on boxing at 0426. (Sellers, BC) 9830 at 2235 with songs in TT. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9490 Thailand Relay at 1205 with (p) news in (l) KK, 11990 Philippine relay at 1216 in (l) KK, 15495-Biblis Relay in (l) Tibetan at 1603 and 15630 via Issoudun in (l) Tigrinya at 1910. (Brossell, WI) 9800 Philippine Relay at 1352 with a KK-EE lesson, 1400 with news and ID. (Sellers, BC) VOA/Deewa Radio 9355 Thailand Relay at 1351 in Pashto hosting recorded reports. (Sellers. BC)
Radio Free Asia,15265 via Tajikistan at 1220 in (l) Tibetan, 15430 Northern Marianas Relay at 1510 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty, 7485 at 2152-2159* in RR with M and news features, remote reports. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15170 via Nauen with EE ID at 1730 then into (l) Kable. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 at 1345 with ID and Christian music. This is Saturday/Sunday only. (Sellers, BC) 9950 via Palau at 1225 with hymns and promo for Doyle Davidson. (Brossell, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11625 at 0512 with a recorded sermon about sins. (Sellers, BC) 13765 at 1734-1757 on travel plans of the Holy Father, ID for the African service then African Panorama pgm, closedown ID, IS and off. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 9840 at 2336 with M/W and Current Affairs pgm. (Sellers, BC) 12000 at 1211 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

Thanks, high fives and fist bumps to the following folks who came through this month: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FCDX – French Creek DXpedition, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Chris Lobdell, Tweksbury, MA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Dan Amoroso, W3DI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL, Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Mike Nikolich, Lake Barrington, IL; and Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD. Thanks to each of you!

Until next month: Good listening and keep on keepin’ on!

Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2015 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at 0403 with M/W and news in AA. The Holy Qur’an pgm started at 0414. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINA—Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior (RAE), 11711(v) at 0035 opening with “Good evening...welcome to another edition of Argentina...”, f/by program lineup. (Sellers, BC) 0057 opening with M ancr, a contemporary song, M with IS, ID. (Taylor, WI) 15345 at 2142 with talks in GG. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, English Bay, 6135 at 0429 with IS, W, then M with FF sign on, 11810 at 2159 with EE ID and off. (Sellers, BC) 9915 at 2030 with M and world news, W related one story. (Cooper, PA) 11810 at 2123 with M on the EU and immigration issues, ID, promos and news at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA) 17885 at 1949 with talks in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 12065-Shepparton at 1236 with financial news. This was not as strong as 9580 or 12085, both of which were very good. (Sellers, BC) 12085-Shepparton at 1235 with a business report. (Brossell, WI) 17840-Shepparton at 0000 with W and ID, f/by news headlines, leading with a story on money for refugees in the Mideast, then more news. (Cooper, PA) 0404 with news. (KB2DMD, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 9940-Kununurra in II at 1224, 11590 at 1244 with IS and ID, then talks in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI) 12075-Kununurra (p) at 1405 in Malayalam with a possible sermon. (Taylor, Lake Park DX, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 15260-Moosbrunn at 1604 in Urdu with W and South Asian music, 15290 at 1545 in Punjabi. M and W talking at some length, South Asian indigenous flute and vocal, ID and address in Lahore, AWR theme at 1558, then off. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 15155 in FF at 2034. (Brossell, WI)

BOLIVIA—Radio Emisoras Pio XII, Siglo Veinte (t), 5952.4 at 0001-0032 with SS talk, group vocal, f/by a jingle ID and talk by another M. Also 0020-0053 with M/W hosting pgm of news and features. Brief musical interlude at 0030, ID and anmts, f/by mix of lively music and talks. (D’Angelo, PA) 0110 with M ancr f/by a song, M ancr, f/by W talking with him to 0126. (Cooper, PA) 0225 with live indigenous music mixed with interviews. It sounded like an outdoor remote, with a carnival-like atmosphere. Numerous mentions of “Emisoras Pio!” (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.7 at 0003-0041 with several IDs and W hosting talk features and intermittent music segments. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA—Voice of America Relay, 4930 fair at 0434 with an item on human rights, //4960 (Sao Tome) was poor, 6080 at 0319 interviewing the Sudan Information Minister about a human rights report. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1937 with a report on Wyoming. (Brossell, WI) 2115 with W and a country number, pgm ID by M “Country Hits USA on VOA One.” (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL—(all in PP - gld)
Radio Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus, 4845 at 2335 with very spirited M, live audience laughter and applause. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Difusora Roraima,(t) Boa Vista, 4875.1 at 0155 with song by M, later another by W, 0900 recheck had M DJ talking to a W caller. (Cooper, PA) 0341-0404* with Brazil pop vocals, hosted by M, ID at 0349 with anmts over instls, closing ID and sign off anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0902 with M in strident speech. (Taylor, WI) 0903 with M DJ over instl, mentioning “Clube do Para” at 0906 and again later. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 with M apparently preaching. Another check at 2358 with an Elvis number. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0920 with M talk, then several male singers. M ancr briefly, then several W singers, 9664.6 at 0245 with M ancr still going at 0251. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, (t) 5965 at 0933 with M vocal, M ancr f/by W taking. (Cooper, PA. 11735 at 1025 with M ancr and an upbeat song. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio RB2/Radio Clube Paraenese, Curitiba (p) 6040 at 2340 with a slow song, M DJ, music interlude at 2342. There was a background hum. (Cooper, PA) (p) 9724.3 at 0244 with contemporary Brazilian music and W host. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6138.2 with M talk f/by a jingle a mix of talks and music, another jingle ID at 0034, //11855.3 was pretty good. (D’Angelo, PA) 9630 at 0310 with M DJ, M singer and W chorus, a M DJ again at 0314, 11855 at 0010 with M DJ to 0014, then W singer with chorus, DJ again at 0017. (Cooper, PA) 11856.3 with M telling an apparent story. Off frequency. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 at 0253 with W ancr talking back and forth with M. (Cooper, PA) 11855.3 with M and long religious talk, then music selections and a nice ID at 0058. (D’Angelo, PA) 0506 with ID and anmts for upcoming pgms. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0512 with M ancr and a slow ballad. (KB2DMD, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0028 taking phone calls, several beeps at 0030, ancr and a musical interlude. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nacional da Brasilia, 11780 at 0022 with an ID then apparent traditional-sounding song. (Cooper, PA) 0408 with M and a lively call-in pgm, playing “Happy Birthday” for a caller. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0019 with songs, M DJ and presumed comls or PSAs. (Cooper, PA) 0410 with a Whitney Houston type thing. (KB2DMD, PA)

CANADA—CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with comedian Dave Fulton at 2204. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. Johns (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0220 with classical music,  CBC ID on the half hour, but heard no mention of CKZN due to QRM from Havana. (Cooper, PA)
CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0300-0335 with several “News Talk 10-10” IDs and W hosting news feature, f/by a talk show. (D’Angelo, PA). 1206 with news by David Agar, then Money Wise. pgm. Fair, with co-channel QRM from China. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, (p) 7310 via Nauen at 0311 W in AA, then M and the same W alternating, a musical bridge, then back to the same duo. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960 via Cerrik (Albania) at 2150 on teens in China and how they act based on their environment, dating and how guys can impress their dates, 11610-Xi’an with M in EE on business and economic issues. (Cooper, PA) 6175 via Albania at 2246-2303 with M/W in PP, f/by light music, IS at 2300 and open in SS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7250-Urumqi at 2247-2316 with music, f/by W and SS talk, then M with news, more IDs and anmts at 2309. (D’Angelo, PA) 7260-Xi’an at 1119 in JJ, 7390-Beijing in Mandarin at 1225, 9550 in (l) VV at 1216, 9760-Xi’an at 1225 in (l)Tagalog, 9760 at 1210 on the workings of the Australian government, 9800-Lingshi in (l) Uighur at 1245, 11935 in RR at 1240, 12015-Kashi at 1224 in healthcare in China and 15110-Urumqui in Mandarin at 1244. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI)
Firedrake Music Jammer, 7505 at 2250. Seemingly against Radio Free Asia via Tajikistan, which could be heard during the jammer’s short breaks, 13830 at 1245 again against RFA via Tajikistan. (Cooper, PA)  12035 at 1634 vs. unheard RFA via Tinian. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
CNR-1 jammer 6110 at 1303 with interview a W in Mandarin. targeting VOA Philippines, which was unheard. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 7280 (unknown site) at 1145 with contemporary CC songs, //7200 and 7230, both via Xi’an and both fair, 11785 at 1225 in Mandarin, vs. VOA’s Thailand Relay, //jammers on 11825, 11845 and 11945, 11845 in Mandarin at 1229, with time pips, ID and back to M/W. (Taylor, WI)
China National Radio, 11825 and WRMI at 1228 in Mandarin. Brother Stair on how his is the most consistent message, the jammer was targeting the VOA Philippines Relay, 11985 and Radio Taiwan International both in Mandarin at 1233, //11845. The signal combo was a mess. (Taylor, WI)      

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0145 with contemporary Latin music in SS. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras (t) 6010.1 at 0437-0520 with music to 0500, then M and long SS religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA) 0938 with vocals and DJ in SS, with a slight bit of QRM. (Cooper, PA)

ECUADOR—HCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 0055-0110 with group singing and flutes, W with SS ID at 0058, more music, M with formal ID, 3+1 time pips at TOH, and into a religious pgm in Quechua. (D’Angelo, PA) 1101 sign on with their anthem, then anmts in SS, a hymn and talk. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Ahkbar Mufriha (HCJB), 11985 via Ascension at 2206-2115* with instl, M in African-sounding language, closedown anmts and drum with an FF ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9800-Abu Zaabal at 2225 with W in EE on their constitution and how it is set up to give people more freedom, f/by several brief musical interludes, then more talk. Station ID at 2231 then news headlines. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 7360 via South Africa at 0412 with items about ISIS and China, 9940 Oman Relay at 0300 with ID, news, another BBC ID at 0304, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1225 on African populations, later background music, M also over music at 1228, 6195 via Oman, two M and music interlude at 0200 and off the air. (Cooper, PA) 12080 Thailand with the World Service. (Brossell, WI)

ETHIOPIA—Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at 0306-0324 with M in (l) Amharic hosting pgm of HOA music and talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 9900 at 1218 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 11700-Issoudun at 0749-0752* with instl music, f/by M in FF until carrier was cut, also 2014-2030* with W in Hausa about events in Nigeria. Closedown anmts at 2028. (D’Angelo, PA)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 9800 via Madagascar at 0401. (Sellers, BC)
Radio 700-Kall-Kell (p) 3985 at 1112 with W talking in GG. Weak, with ARO QRM. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonica, 9420-Avlis at 2243 M talking with several, one of  whom seemed to be reporting into the station, f/by a fast-paced M singer. (Cooper, PA) 9935 at 0015-0042 with non-stop Greek music, 0035-0317 with Greek music hosted by W in Greek, M took over at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0144 with M songs and a M in SS. (Cooper, PA) 0418 with EE with an over-modulated. preacher. Strong, but poor quality. (Sellers, BC) 0526 with an old time hymn. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAM—Adventist World Radio, 9880-Agat in KK at 1240. (Brossell, WI)      
Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9910-Agat in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI) 11965 at 1055 with preacher till 1107, songs to past 1111. S/off is supposed to be at 1110 but I didn’t stay with them to see how far past that time they went. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9445-Bengaluru at 2205 on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, 15040-Bengaluru at 1242 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell, WI) 11670-Bengaluru at 2116 with Hindi vocals and W with EE ID at 2114, f/by an interview with an opera singer. (D’Angelo, PA)

IRAN—IRIB, 7220-Sirjan in Armenian at 0305 with M/M interview, 9750-Sirjan at 0253 in Armenian with national anthem, M ancr and Qur’an. (Taylor, WI)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910-Issoudun at 0306 in JJ. Long talk in JJ, f/by instl music, ID and new pgm mentioning “NHK”, then familiar theme, ID at 0349, f/by news, 11740 via Singapore at 1221 two W in EE on contemporary Japanese culture. (Taylor, WI) 0409 with M and news in JJ. nice IS at 0414, f/by discussion. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 with W ancr in JJ. (Brossell, WI)  1245 in JJ with M/W in dialogue with many “hi’s”. 3945 at 1230 with reggae version of an otherwise dopey 70s pop tune. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYSIA—Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1154 in Bahasa Malay with domestic pops, several IDs with the audio breaking up. (Sellers, BC)
Wai FM, 11655 at 1136 in Bahasa Malay with news, ID at 1139 and music. (Sellers, BC)

MALI—Radio Mali, Bamako (t) 5995 at 2155 with snippets of W singing. Strong level, but sparse audio. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0324 in SS with ID and a pgm Jazz en Mexico. (Sellers, BC)

MOROCCO—Radio Medi One, 9575-Nador at 2233 with pop-style songs. (Cooper, PA) 0459 with talks and music in AA. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki at 0916 with W giving weather. (Barton, WI) 1038 with M interviewing on writing a book and being published, mentioned that news was coming up. (Cooper, PA) 1209 with Nat King Cole songs. (Brossell, WI) 15720 at 0355 with reggae and rap things. 5+1 time pips at TOH, ID and music. (KB2DMD, PA)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria (p), 7255-Ikorordu at 0716 in FF, M with percussive African music, W with sound bites translated into FF. (Taylor, WI)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1242 with songs and victory music. (Brossell, WI) 11710-Kujang at 1220 with an instl, then W in KK. (Cooper, PA) 11865 at 1230 with IS, ID and national anthem in JJ sign on, 13760 at 2148 fading up over the noise with usual W talking about the DPRK. (Sellers, BC)
KCBS, 11680-Kanggye at 1211 with a song ending at 1217, f/by silence, then more music, which became distorted. (Cooper, PA)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 in AA at 2135. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Forum of Eritreans (p) via France to Eritrea), M with long talk in (l) Tigrinya, HOA music, but mostly more long talks. Final selection at 1750 which ran to 1757*. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Moldovia to Iran), M in Kurdish talking to another, new ancr at 2041. (Cooper, PA) 0304-0439 with M in Kurdish and seeming non-stop Kurdish music, nice ID at 0401, then news. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Ranginkaman, (via Bulgaria to Iran), 15630 at 1601 in Farsi and M with long talk. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Dandal Kura (“Big Hall”) (to Nigeria via Ascension), 11830 at 2042 in apparent Kanuri language with mentions of the station name, brief segments, talk by two W. Poor to fair with spill from the Overcomer on 11825. (D’Angelo, PA) 2045 in (p) Kunuri. Needed to use USB due to WMRI QRM. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Xoriyo, (to Somalia via Issoudun), 17630 at 1606-1630 M in (l) Somali and brief HOA vocals. Carrier off as a M spoke. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice Of the People (t) (South Korea to North), 4557 at 1050 with W barely heard in KK. No jamming noted. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Dabanga (to Sudan via Vatican), 15150 at 1609 with M and Mid-East style music and ID. Fair, //15550 which was best in LSB, 15550 at 1526 in AA with an ID and M with a series of reports with stingers between each, severe QRM from WHRI on USB. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., 9430-Bocaue at 1132 with M talk, then song and M/W speakers after that. (Cooper, PA) 1237 with songs and anmts in Mandarin, 9920 at 1232 with talks in (l) Oru. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia (p), 15530 via Vatican at 1444 in Urdu with M talk. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Pilipinas, 12010-Tinang at 0430 in Filipino and slow music, W with vocal. Off at 0330. (KB2DMD, PA)

PIRATES—Cold Country Canada, 6969u at 0028 with classic rock,  0126 with various pop things. ID just before 0139*. Also 0105-0115 with rock and M ID. (Lobdell, MA) 0055 weak with slightly stronger clear IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2330 with M ancr and rock, several IDs and anmts. Seemed to pull the plug around 0005. (D’Angelo, PA) 2353 with rock, ID by W at 0003 plus added rock. (Cooper, PA).
Amphetamine Radio, 6930u mentioning other pirates on the air at the same time, punk rock and some R-rated SSTV images. (Hassig, IL) 0022 weak, ID. Poor and mostly out. (Taylor, WI) 6950 at 0030 with a shout out to Crazy Wave Radio on 6937. (Taylor, WI) 0023-0029* with rock, SSTV image, closing ID, NA and off. (Lobdell, MA) 0034 with rock, ID at 0036 and more rock. (Cooper, PA) 2301-2352 M with IDs and a bunch of oldies. Gave amphetamineradio@gmail.com. (D’Angelo, PA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 0014 with pop/rock, IDs at 0019 and 0030. (Cooper, PA) 0146 with pop/rock. Slightly over-modulated. Also, 0230 with oldies classics. (Lobdell, MA) 0100-0119 with 60s/70s oldies and clips from The Cain Mutiny. tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 9645 at 0052 and an unusual midweek show with Dick Weed. Pop/rock numbers. Faded rapidly after 0120. (Lobdell, MA) 0108 with ID, rock and disco. Played a request for Chris Lobdell. (Cooper, PA)
XLR8, 6950U at 0145 with rock, IS, more rock. (Taylor, WI) 0145 with rock IDs as “X-L-R-8 - accelerate”. (Lobdell, MA) 0211 playing rock with IDs at 0211 and 0217. (Cooper, PA) 6955 at 0030 with punk rock, spoken word piece and into a pgm of mostly punkish things, IDs including “accelarate” at 0100. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6930u 6950u at 0027 with a “lie”-themed pgm, SSTV images at 0124 close. (Lobdell, WI) 0005-0113 with songs about girls. 0032-0132 with a car-themed pgm. SSTV/FAX at 0128* and 0130. 6950 at 0023 with variety of songs about trains, SSTV/FAX effects at 0144. (Hassig, IL) 0032 with the same. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 0130 with “Rick Blaine” and usual pgm of music from the 1930’s and 40’s. Off at 0200 after “La Marseillaise”. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6925u at *0004 signing on with Russian national anthem, ID and talk by Dick Weed and his assistant Stavin, then several rock things and shout outs. (Lobdell, MA) 6950u at 0020 with Dick Weed on various subjects, adjusted transmit frequency after saying he would. dickweeddj@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1 at 0012 with soft and alternative rock from the 60s-80s, 0015 with rock, “house style” dance things. (Hassig, IL) 0030-0105 with fade up to a Peter Gabriel number, quick ID, then back down. (Lobdell, MA) 0041 with “contemporary dance” things and occasional IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Shortwave Ghost, 6873.5 at 2323 ending skit or spoken word segment, ID, email, toiling bells and off. (Taylor, WI) 6875 at 1219 with electronic blues. Got the ID from HF Underground when we got back. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 2345 with a weird pgm, into Jack Benny after 0030. (Cooper, PA) 0004 with Amos and Andy. Was on again at 0108 with comedy on presidents Coolidge and Cleveland. (Hassig, IL)
WREC. 6925 segueing several rock things, ID then more numbers. (Taylor, WI)
Nordic Wind Radio, (p) 6925 at 1457 with rock. No talk but the ID from HF Underground later. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
X-FM, 6965 stereo (with C-QUAM) at 0318-0420 and “Redhat” playing pop/rock and doing shout outs to those posting on the various boards. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6925 at 0058 with heavy bass beat. HF Underground has this as the ID. (Cooper, PA)
Magic 205, 6205 at 2321-0140+ with pop and rock things, relaying Horizon FM with IDs by them. Info and live streaming at their site magic6205.com. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Anthony-Poland (Euro), 6380 at 2344. Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night." Said they use just 35 watts. eQSL from whiteriders@wp.pl (Lobdell, WI)
Radio True North, 6960 at 0155. radiotruenorth@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan (p), 6950 at 0200. Weak, ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Burn It Down Radio, 6868u at 0023 with an “era rock” song, ancr with greetings to HF Underground, reminder of the lunar eclipse. 6950u at 0010 ending song, commentaries on consumerism, heavy rock. ID at 0102. “Discovering the world one frequency at a time. Good night." (Taylor, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 15205-Riyadh at 1632 with the Holy Qur’an service and recitations, M ancr in AA. (D’Angelo, PA) 17705 at 1252, W talking to another W, music at 1253 f/by more talk. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 6195-Kranji with M ancr. Poor audio. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, (p) 9625-Meyerton at 1315 with M interviewing in (l) Lozi, 15235 (p) at 1615 in FF. M ancr, then a second M joining them and taking turns, 17640 at 1411 with W interviewing M in Hausa, rechecked at 1430 in time for abrupt sign off. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0325 with W singing and M ancr. (Cooper, PA) 7285-Meyerton in Afrikaans at 0528.  (Taylor, WI)
TWR Africa, 11655-via Uzbekistan at 0341 with African vocals, listed for Sidamo language, 0345 with brief IS and off. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 7275 at 1222 in KK. (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimje in JJ at 0855. IS with ID. (Taylor, WI)

SPAIN—Radio Nacional Espana, 11940 in SS at 2135. (Brossell, WI) 15450-Nobeljas with a song in EE, M ancr, 2113 with M in SS. (Cooper, PA) 17855 at 2125 seemed to be a live item about a protest in Brazil, //15450 was fair, 15490 good, 17715 was not heard. (Sellers, BC) 17855 at 2135-2205 with M/W in SS on economic conditions there, IS at 2148, some anmts and music, ID and closedown anmts at 2200. (D’Angelo, PA)

SUDAN—Sudan Radio, 7205 at 0229 in AA with a chant that didn’t sound like Qur’an, 0240 M in AA 0242 Qur’an recitations, 4+1 time pips at 0300. (Taylor, WI) 0305 with deep-voiced M ancr with possible news report. (Cooper, PA) 0325 in AA. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 6105 in (l) Cantonese at 1205. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 5875-Udon Thani at 1949 with IS, then M ID “This is Radio Thailand World Service broadcasting in Vietnamese to Asia and Europe”, then into VV. (Cooper, PA) 15590 with their usual news pgm featuring news, promos and comls. Gone suddenly at BOH when they changed the antenna pattern. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 11980 in TT at 0428. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9605-Philippines Relay at 1400, mentioning Washington, f/by talks in (l) KK, 11655-Thailand Relay at 1221 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 11900-Kuwait Relay M/W in FF. M singer at 2052. (Cooper, PA) Deewa Radio (VOA) 11700 Sri Lanka Relay at 0130 in Pashto, with M ancr and South Asian selections. (Taylor, WI) 12035-Thailand (p), at 1326 in Pashto with M joined by a second M. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 11965 Philippine Relay at 1129 with Yankee Doodle and IDs, sign on in EE and going into Burmese, HFCC, Aoki and EiBi all list sign on as 1200. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Free Asia, 7505-via Dushanbe (Tadzhikistan), 2224-2259* with
long talk in (l) Tibetan. Mixing with a CC music jammer. (D’Angelo, PA)
9885, via Dushanbe with W talking at 0220 in Tibetan. (Taylor, WI)
RFE/Radio Liberty (p) 9520-Bilbis (p) at 0458 in (l) Adygea. M ancr, theme-like music and W with likely ID at 0500. (Taylor, WI) 15460-Wooferton at 1408 in (l) Tajik (Brossell, WI) 1448 with W and Western-style music. Poor, with something underneath I was unable to identify. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Farda, (t) 5865-via Kuwait at 2350 with an AA song ending at 2354, f/by M in AA with background music. (Cooper, PA) 12005-Iranawila at 1400 with contemporary rock and M/W ancrs, 15690-Biblis at 1530 in Farsi, ID and M in Farsi. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 1216 in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7504.6. “Marantha Radio” pgm ending with plea for money, 0220 “The Gathering” started which continued through BOH. (Taylor, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9950 via Palau at 1222 with a sermon by Doyle Davison. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 17800 via Rwanda at 1945 in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Payam e-Doost, 7460-via Moldova at 0251 in  Farsi, f/by instl, more M/W talk. (Cooper, PA) 0255 in (l) Farsi with talks and periodic segments ID, instl music. ID at 0313 and instls to carrier termination at 0315*. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, Okeechobee, 5850 at 0541 with TruNews pgm and some QRM from a Cuban spy/numbers xmsn on 5855. (KB2DMD, PA)
WJHR, 15550u in EE at 1451 with usual preacher. (Taylor, Lake Farm, DX, WI) 2143 with a preacher. (Sellers, BC)
Hobart Radio International, 9955 via WRMI at 0332 with World Music Special pgm, with plenty of IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7360 via Madagascar at 0300 with M ID, then heavily-accented EE, another on persecution of Christians in Middle East. (Cooper, PA) 0303 on new rules concerning marriage anmts. (Sellers, BC) 15595 at 1545 in AA, EE, FF and M in AA, back in at 1600 then ID news in EE and FF, 15570 at 1609 in Swahili, W with mentions of Zimbabwe. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1210. (Brossell, WI) 12005-Wooferton at *0230-0251 with O/C to 0230, then W with ID, pgm previews, then news. (D’Angelo, PA) 12019.1-Son Toy (p) at 1235 in EE, W with news. (Taylor, WI) 12020 at 1235 with news by M/W. (Sellers, BC, Taylor, WI)

MANY THANKS, back slaps, fist bumps, and high fives to the following reporters this month: Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Mark Taylor, and Lake Farm DXpedition (with Bill Dvorak and Carly Forthsythe, both Madison) near Madison, WI; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA.

Thanks to each of you and until next month, keep on keepin’ on!