Tuesday, August 4, 2015

AUGUST 2015 SHORTWAVE LISTENING LOGGINGS



ALBANIA ― Radio Tirana, 9850-Shijak with EE news, domestic songs, a weekly Profile feature, then more music to close down and IS until off. (D'Angelo, PA)       

ALGERIA Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France in AA at 0445 with M  and religious talk. (KB2DMD,PA) 9380 at 2042 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ― BBC South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, 7305 with talks in FF at 0443. (KB2DMD, PA)

ASTRALIA ― Radio Australia, 17840-Shepparton on the aftermath of the South Pacific cyclone. This allocation doesn't appear in the A-15 lists. (KB2DMD, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 11590-Kununurra with talk by M in (l) Tamil at 1435. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA ― Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosebrunn at 2116-2129* with an EE religious pgm, long talk by W, ID and contact info at 2125, then instl music until the carrier went off. (D'Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA Voice of America Relay, 4930-Mopeng Hill at 0445 with an ID and a feature on World Heritage Sites. (Sellers, BC) 6080 at 0336 on Putin's accusations. (KB2DMD, PA) 15580 with news at 1613. (Padazopulos, Greece)

BRAZIL — (all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0859-0919 with talk, f/by vocal. Appeared to be a Sunday religious pgm, //MW 690 as well as the internet. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2335-0100* with Brazilian pop vocals, talks, ID and anmts. A new sign off time? (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0310 with M in excited talk, music at 0336, canned ID at 0339, then another religious talk at 0340. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0310-0335 with talks, anmts, IDs and Brazil pops. Nice to hear this one again. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855.2 at 2351 with W talk, formal ID at 0001, then vocals hosted my M with talks between the selections. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 2311. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA CFRX, Toronto, 6070 with Andy Griffith show theme and talk about Ritchie Cunningham. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINA — China Radio International, 5965-Xi'an in (l) KK at 1331, 6175-Albania Relay at 2210 in PP, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2221, 9550-Beijing in (l) VV at 1446, 9845-Beijing in Mandarin at 2205 and 11995-Kunming in Malay at 1306. (Brossell, WI) 6020 via Albania with songs at 0025, 7350-Kashi with news at 2305, 9590 and 9800 both via Kashi at 2210 with SS commentary at 15250-Urumqi at 1620. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9480 at 1217 with People in the Know on China's UN peacekeeping efforts; poor with het on the low side. Better in USB, 13600-Xi'an at 1238 in RR over CC music //13575-Urumqi, both fair. (Sellers, BC)
Firedrake music jammer, 9455 against RFA via Northern Marianas Relay at 2017. (Brossell, WI)

COLOMBIA Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0910 with LA vocals, canned ID, more music. (D'Angelo, PA)

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba, 6000-Quivican in SS at 0330. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6165 at 0402 in EE with jazz instls and talk of RHC's beginnings. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rebelde, Quivican, 5024 with songs in SS at 0329. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADOR HCJB, 6050-Pincincha at 0452 with children and a song in SS, then another and NA at 0457 to close. (Sellers, BC)

ENGLAND BBC, 7360 via South Africa at 0436 with an interview with a shopkeeper who fled to South Africa and who was later shot there. (KB2DMD, PA) 9410 via Oman with sports at 1612, also 11675 Oman with commentary at 1505, 12095 via Madagascar, 15420 via South Africa at 1612. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15330-Wooferton at 1555-1607 with various men in (l) Tamil. (D'Angelo, PA)

ETHIOPIA Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at 0351 in Amharic with techno dance things. (KB2DMD, PA)

FRANCE Radio France International, 13725-Issoudun, at 0603 in EE with news to 0610, then sports. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY Deutsche Welle, 6125 via South Africa at 0358 in Swahili with traditional music and talks. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE Elleniki Radiophonia, 9420 with talks in GG at 2222. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA All India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1250, 9810-Panaji (Goa) etc. at 1245 with interesting Asian music and off. Listed for Telugu with news headlines in (p) Hindi, 9690 at 1330 sign on and start of news, (Sellers, BC) 4920-Chennai in (l) Tamil at 1310, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram with talks in (l) Malay at 1308, 9445-Bengalaru with pops, then news headlines at 2200, 11660-Bengalaru with M in Hindi at 2043 and 15040-Delhi at 1314 with talks in Burmese. (Brossell, WI)  11620-Bengalaru with Hindi vocals at 0110. ID at 0130, f/by news in Urdu, 11670-Bengalaru at 2109 with W ancr on Pakistan, another W at 2110 with ID and pgm previews and a G.O.S. ID at 2133, 11740-Panaji (Goa) at 0002 with mix of Tamil vocals and a long discussion by M/W. (D'Angelo, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15235 via Nauen in (l) Sherpa at 1510. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN IRIB, 11925-Kalamabad at 0419 in apparent Turkish with instls until M with news at 0431,12025-Kalamabad with news in SS at 0035. (Padazopulos, Greece) 13650-Sirjan at 0347-0421* with a heated political discussion, f/by pgm on the world's waterways. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPAN — NHK Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0433 with discussion in JJ, //11680, 11680 via Nauen at 0403-0421 with news in JJ, then music and more talk features. Had several IDs at 0414. (D'Angelo, PA) 9755 via South Africa with commentary at 1815, 11970 via France with news at 0505. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11740 at 1225 with M/W hosts and music. Closing anmts at 1228. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 with jazz music and JJ anmts at 1320. (Brossell, WI) 9760-Nagara in JJ at 1252. W talk with some by a M. (Taylor, WI)

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait, 17550 at 2145-2209 with M/W discussion in AA. ID at 2200, then M with instls. (D'Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIA Asyik FM, 6050 at 1210 at 1210 with mentions of Malaysia and domestic pop. (Sellers, BC)
Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1212 in Bahasa Malay with ID and pops. (Sellers, BC) 1258 with contemporary dance things and W ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Wai FM, 11665 at 1206 with Malay pops and an ID. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO Radio Educacion, Mexico City, 6165 at 0419 with instls featuring strings and flute. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand International, 5725-Rangitaiki at 0308 with talk on measures to combat crystal meth. (KB2DMD 5950 with an interview on self control at 1320. (Brossell, WI), 11715 at 0241-0315 on trade with Saudi Arabia and human rights issues. TC at 0256 and story about U.S. Supreme Court and same sex marriage, ID at 0300 then news. (D'Angelo, PA)

NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria, 15120 at 0459 with "Nigerian popular music" and contact info. Nice level; just a slight whine on the audio. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREA Voice of Korea, 9435 on imperialist forces trying to destroy the DPRK, 9650 at 1240 with W audible and a few words in JJ. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1319 with W and news to 1324, then ID and commentary, //9435. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN — Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait with AA talks at 1815. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION — Furusato No Kaze, 9960 (via Palau to Japan) at 1450 with talks in JJ. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (to Turkey, via Pridnestrovie), 11510-Grigoripol at 0401-0426 with M and news in Kurdish, f/by music and talk features including remote reports.(D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 15400 in AA at 1511. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 in KK at 1313. (Brossell, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA — NBC-Milne Bay (New Guinea), 3385 at 1244 in Tok Pisin and pops, W ancr with mention of NBC. (Sellers, BC)

PALAU World Harvest Radio, T8WH (p) 17635 with religious pops at 0537, mention of "Voice of the Martyrs". Excellent on peaks, but frequent deep fades, Not shown on the A-15 lists. (KB2DMD, PA)

PHILIPPINES Far East Broadcasting, 9400 at 1230 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15100 via Vatican, at 1504 in (l) Filipino. (Brossell, WI) 1520-1553* with talk in (p) Filipino. Closedown and carrier off at 1553. (D'Angelo, PA)

PIRATES — Radio Free Whatever, 6935u at 0105-0155 with Dick Weed's "Hot MILF's Mothers Day Show", testing his new amp, which was overheating at times. Also doing requests, swearing at the amp., etc. (Lobdell, MA) 0138-0155 with soft rock and DJ Dick Weed. dickweeddj@gmail.com, 6950u at 2120-0305 with pgm of obscure music things and frequent IDs. Off at 0305. (Taylor, WI) 0229-0305 with punk rock, talk by Dick Weed and a co-host about the group's members. (Hassig, IL) 6965 at 0102 with electronic sounds like the space ship in Close Encounters, old USSR anthem at 0108, later their linear amp failed (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 0012-0026 with rock, IDs, discussing 70s sound. (D'Angelo, PA)
Liquid Radio, 6923.6 at 0231 with industrial dance stuff, 6925 at 0207 and what sounded like dance things at or below the noise level. (Hassig, IL) 6925.2 at 0002 with industrial dance things, ID at 0012. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6925 at 0223-0244 with Twilight Zone theme and various rock numbers, ID at 0244 and then gone. (D'Angelo, PA)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0112-0209* with their Tom Petty Buried Treasure show, featuring things by Tom Petty. (Lobdell, MA) 0240 with a "flower power" pgm and a fake ad, tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) Crystal Ship relay at 0205-0303 with fake ad, ID for TCS shortwave, mention of the Flower Power show. (Taylor, WI)
Big Johnson Radio, 6950u at 0116-0145* with songs about Johnson. QSLs from bigjohnsonradio@gmail.com. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0117. On with "Testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?", then songs with the word "feeling" in them. Also, 0100-0224 with a "sweet"-themed pgm and songs containing that word. SSTV and FAX at 0222 sending photos of banana splits and chocolate brownies as seen in the HFU.(Hassig, IL)
Shortwave Ghost, 6919.7 at 0043 with a couple of rock things. Nice e-QSL from shortwaveghost@outlook.com. (Hassig, IL)
Voice of Pearl Harbor, 6935u at 0305 with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, CBS news bulletin on the attack, John Daly, then FDR's "Infamy" speech. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Spaceshuttle International (Euro), 13800 at 2108-2124 with pops, M talk, possible "Radio Hobart" ID, then a definite Spaceshuttle ID at 2121. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955u at 0027 with a variety of selections, including punk rock, reggae, etc. (Hassig, IL)  0033 with electronic things, ID at 0038. (Taylor, WI)
Abu Dhabi-Holland (Euro), 6285 at 2342-0019 with C&W, frequent IDs. (Lobdell, WI)
Stress Radio Holland (Euro)  6281 at 2331-0012*. Our 'Black Bandit' friend ID'ing as this with things by Guy Mitchell and others. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Appalachia, 9635u at 0030 with string band things; 2344 with C&W and a bunch of Johnny Cash numbers. Several IDs noted but no contact info heard. (Taylor, WI)
Toynbee Radio, 6925.1 with SFX, 2 IDs, short selections including heavy drum industrial things. (Taylor, WI)
MC Radio, 6925.9 with indistinct talk, a song, more talk. A clear ID just before sign off. (Taylor, WI)
Weatherton Road Radio, 6950.7 at 0107 with blues, 0115 and 0123 unintelligible IDs, couple of familiar Instls and more blues. (Taylor, WI)
The Kid From Brooklyn Shortwave, 6950u at 0129 with unintelligible strident talk and what must have been a lot of "F" words, barely understandable ID, Godfather theme and off at 0135. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA Radio Romania International, 7330-Galbeni at 0440 with talks and a pop ballad. (KB2DMD, PA) 7335-Galbeni at 0028 in Romanian, 9800-Tiganesti with FF commentary at 1617, 9765-Galbeni with SS sign on at 2201,11700-Tiganesti at 2215 with SS comments. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11710-Tiganesti at 2235 with M hosting mailbag pgm. Pgm ended at 2245, f/by W talk. (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA, 11915-Riyadh at 2056-2113 with M in AA, f/by another M prior to recitations from 2203. (D'Angelo, PA) 17615 with Qur'an recitations at 1526. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME — Voice of America Relay, Pinheira, 9490 in (l) Bambara at 2155. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDS — SIBC, 5020 at 1155 with a country song, interrupted at 1156 for evening devotions, 1200 "Radio Happy Isles" ID with frequencies and meters, then "good night" and NA at 1201. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa, 3345 at 0348 on South African culture, 6145 at 0516 with W reading news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0434 in Afrikaans with ads, M/W DJs. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREA — KBS World Radio, 15575-Kimjae at 1325-1403 with weekly mailbag pgm from 1330 and contest info, the weekly DX feature following mailbag, then closedown ID and into KK,, music from 0310, long talk at 0323, news by M/W again at  0400. (D'Angelo, PA)

SUDAN Radio Omdurman, 7205 at 0307 with M and news in AA. (D'Angelo, PA)

SPAIN Radio Exterior de Espana, 17715-Nobeljas at 2200-2205* with W and ID and SS anmts to carrier termination at 2205, another day off at 2208. (D'Angelo, PA) 17855 and 21620 both Nobeljas, both at 1620 with news in SS. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SWAZILAND Trans World Radio, 3200-Manzani, at 0426 with soft music, W with anmts over that, 0430 into a syndicated Bible program. Poor, but //4775 was good, although degraded by CODAR. (Sellers, BC)

TAIWAN Radio Taiwan International, 5010 at 2322 in (l) Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Han, 9745 at 1326 with talks and songs in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 15450 at 1232 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES — Voice of America, 6045 in Mandarin at 1256, 9605 Philippine Relay in 1436 in Mandarin, 9800 Philippine Relay in (l) KK at 2019, 15110 via Ascension, in (l) Barbara at 2153. (Brossell, WI) 7480 Philippine Relay at 1346 in KK with KK/EE lesson. (Sellers, BC) 11990 Philippine Relay at 1237-1304 and M hosting KK pgm with news, interviews and features, 1300 brief instl, then EE ID and back into KK. (D'Angelo, PA)
Deewa Radio (VOA), 12035 Kuwait Relay at 0203 in Pashto. W, then M/W talking and music bridge to another W ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 11865 UAE Relay at 1514 in (l) Tibetan, 11945 Tajikistan Relay in Mandarin at 1509. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9800 via Guam at 1225 in Cantonese with a hymn, instls, dead air at 1229, then EE close. (Sellers, BC) 15150 Sri Lanka relay at 1355 in Cambodian (Sunday only), closing anmts at 1358 and off. (Sellers, BC) 15150-Nauen with W in (l) Punjabi at 1509. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7504.4 at 0240-0318 with Christian pop, M with ID at 0245, then again at 0315. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radyo Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Grigoriopol at *0230-0315* with music opening, then mostly talks in Farsi. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN Vatican Radio, 11730 at 0153 with news in EE. (Taylor, WI) 11890 via Philippines with VV sign on with IDs, VV music and W hosting. (Sellers, BC) 15595 with news at 1615. (Padazopulos, Greece)

VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, 6175 via Cypress Creek at 0509 in SS with talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 12000 in Mandarin at 1304. (Brossell, WI)

WHO GOES THERE? — 6955U - Unid Euro pirate "Liberty Rock Radio/LRR 97.8" at 0101-0138* with sound track from "Grand Theft Auto IV". (Lobdell, MA)
6925 at 0126-0152 with songs by B.B. King. No IDs or anmts. (Lobdell, MA)
6925u at 0220 with song mentioning "Betty David eyes", 2 short weird pieces, then about 3 minutes of dead air, various instl SFX, howls, squeals, eerie tones, etc. Off at 0234. (Taylor, WI)
6950 unid pirate at 0225 after Wolverine Radio signed off. Vocal of "sweet dreams are made of this" sung by several women. (Hassig, IL)            14295 at 0146 and about 2 minutes of music, 0155 with talk in SS, then three minute pause, LA music, more SS talk then two more SS ballads. (Taylor, WI)

High Fives, back slaps and fist bumps to the following good guys who checked in this time: KB2DND, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI.

Until next month, good listening and remember to ... keep on keepin' on!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 2015 SWL Loggings



ARGENTINA Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11710.8-General Pacheco at 0454 in Mandarin with W, lively jazz and SS IDs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15345 in SS at 2306. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia, 12065-Shepparton at 1901 with news and commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

.AUSTRIA — Adventist World Radio, 9455-Moosbrunn at 0405 with W in Turkish. (KB2DMD, PA)

BOTSWANA Voice of America Relay, 7305-Mopeng Hill at 0441 in Kinyarwanda with a phone interview. (KB2DMD, PA)

BRAZIL— (all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4855 at 0149-0212 with nice Brasil pops hosted by M with talks and an ID. (D'Angelo, PA ) 0508 with hi-life. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Difusora de Macapa, Macapa, 4915 at 0149-0212 with Brasil pops, M with talks and ID. (D'Angelo, PA) 2300. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2335-0000* with Brazil pops hosted by M, with ID and anmts. I think they used to close at midnight, so is 0000 a new sign off time? (D'Angelo, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11765 at 0446 with M/W talks. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional da Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 at 0443 with M ancr and instls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, 11815-Goiana at 0310-0335 with M talks and anmts, IDs, hosting Brazilian pops. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855 at 0434 with ancr and slow ballads. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio RB2, Curitiba, 11935 at 0426 with a slow ballad. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINA — China Radio International, 6175 Albania relay at 2208, 9550-Beijing in VV at 1317, 9585 in (l) Hungarian at 2052.  (Brossell, WI) 6175-Cerrik at 2201, 7250-Urumqi at 2203 with news, 7350-Kashi in EE at 2330, 9490-Beijing, 9590-Kashi and 9800-Kashi both at 2320 with SS commentary, 9590 and 9710 both Kashi at 2117 close, 9800-Kashi with CC songs at 2345. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9675-Kashi at 0145, also 7315-Kashi with news at 2205, 9410-Kashi at 2220 with interview at 2205, 7350-Kashi, 11710 via Albania at 0541 with China news, f/by a promo. (Sellers, BC)

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba, 11760 with news in SS at 1205. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 14295 (Intruder) in SS at 0305. (14295 is the 3rd harmonic of 4765.) (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADOR Radio Akhbar Mufriha/HCJB, 9530 with talk in (l) Hassina. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND BBC, 7360 via Meyerton at 0434 on the colonial era, 9410-Wooferton in AA about Islamabad at 0412. (KB2DMD, PA) 15310 Thailand Relay with world news at 1302. (Brossell, WI) 11945 via South Africa at 0548 with news headlines and sports highlights, //5875, 6005, 15420 via UAE at 0445 with sports news. (Sellers, BC) 0505 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17510 Oman Relay at 1322-1330 with W in (l) Uzbek and some remote reports, instl and a few anmts and promos before the carrier was cut at 1330. (D'Angelo, PA) 15530-Wooferton at 1555-1607 with several men speaking in (l) Tamil. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCE — Radio France International, 11700-Issoudun at 0500 with talks in FF, 11790-Issoudun in Swahili with talks on Islamic states and Tanzania. (KB2DMD, PA) 13725-Issoudun, with carrier already on prior to 0549 when they cut into a press review which was in-progress. EE ID at 0500, then news headlines. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY Deutsche Welle, 15725 via Madagascar at 0442 with news and ID, //9800. (Sellers, BC)

GREECE Elleniki Radiophonia. 9420-Avlis in Greek at 0408 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA) 15560 at 1632 with songs and GG anmts. (Brossell, WI)

GUAM — Trans World Radio, 15280 opening special bcst from Guam with a TOH IS continued to 1402. But very weak and too difficult to understand. (Sellers, BC)

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 11760-Sirjan in (l) Azeri 11925-Kalamabad with talks and music bridges at 0429. "Al Quds TV", 9770 via IRIB-Kalamabad with W in AA at 0355, "Voice of Palestine", 9840 via IRIB-Kalamabad in AA with phone interview at 0350. (KB2DMD, PA) "Voice of Justice" EE service with heated political discussion on the world's waterways, ID at 0417 with closedown anmts and contact info. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPANRadio Nikkei, 9595 at 1154 with classical music and JJ anmts. (Brossell, WI)

KUWAITRadio Kuwait, 17550 at 2145-2209 with M/W ancrs in AA, nice ID at 2200, f/by instls. (D'Angelo, PA)

MEXICO Radio Education, 6185-Mexico City at 0410 with continuous SS vocals and W ancr in SS. 0431 W with anmts, ID and a discussion about the music. (D'Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand International, 9700 with Pacific region news at 1300. (Brossell, WI) 11715 at 0241-0315 with W hosting Viewpoint pgm, TC at 1256, time pips, ID and regional news. (D'Angelo, PA)

NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria, 15120 at 0500 with news headlines and world  news, though it began with only Nigerian items. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435 at 1315 with a M giving a stern report on current relations with America. (Brossell, WI) 13760 at 0429 with news on the DPRK and their Great Leader, //15180. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9430-Bocaue with slow ballads and anmts in Mandarin at 1255. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15100 Vatican Relay at 1519 with talks in (l) Filipino. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES — The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0013-0155 with "Wayward Son", heavy metal and others. tccshortwave@gmail.com, 0048-0204 with wide variety of pop/rock from the 70s. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6940 with Dick Weed" hosting pgm of rock and discussing 70s sounds. (D'Angelo, PA) 0043-0156 with talk of pot or songs about it and reading emails. 6950 at 0044-0253 with Dick Weed and new wave pop. dickweed@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6940 at 0118-0158* with rock and periodic IDs by M. Closed with SSTV SFX (D'Angelo, PA) 0124-0226 songs including the word "stop", FAX and SSTV sounds, then songs about bodies of water. More FAX/SSTV effects at 0234. (Hassig, IL) 6955u at 0149-0155* just caught the end of a number, then SSTV before closedown. (Lobdell, MA)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6924 at 0223-0244* with Twilight Zone theme and various rock things, nice closedown ID at 0244 then gone. (D'Angelo, PA)
Renegade Radio, 6935u at 0300-0339 with "Ballroom Blitz" and beer comls. renegaderadioshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig.IL)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 0012-0105 with "Rick Blaine" and music by Jimmy Dorsey, the Ink Spots, etc. Full ID and address were ancd frequently. An email from the station alerted me. (Lobdell, MA)
WREC (Radio Free East Coast), 6945 at 1905-1925 with rock, in and out of the noise.  ID includes the Blue Ridge Summit address. Nice to have this one back after more than 16 years! 6950 at 0035-0119* with rock. The audio was a bit overdriven. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6950u at 0220-0319 with African pops, as well as rap and punk. (Hassig, IL) 0400-0349 with rock, the usual brief, terse IDs by M at 0409. (Lobdell, MA)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0128 with "industrial dance" things. (Hassig, IL)
XEROX/Radio Duplicado, 6949.1 at 2340-2352* with "Bart Sambo" hosting with IDs, Belfast postal address and xeroxradioduplicado@gmail.com for reports. (D'Angelo, PA)
XFM, 6965 at 0157 said "XFM - the power of X", a  nice variety of pop and rock, hard rock and heavy metal. QSL through xfmshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Spaceshuttle International, (Euro) 13800 at *2000-2100* signed on with "Epaile Vain", ID, then more tunes. Fair at sign on, but unlistenable after 2030, 2052-2101*. Just caught the tail end of pgm. Talk over  selections with an ID at closing. (Lobdell, MA)
Twangy Radio, 6925u at 0038-0044 with a couple of IDs, which sounded almost like "Toynbee Radio". (Lobdell, MA)
RTN-Radio True North, 6935 at 0445-0500+ with pop/rock, ID block at 0446 by M/W, email address, etc. Nice to have this one back. (Lobdell, MA)
Channel X, 6950u at 2351-0015+ seeming new one. M with frequent IDs, angry at times with comments such as "go 'F' yourselves", (numbers by  groups or people I'm unable to classify - gld.)  I think they signed off with the old Radio Moscow IS. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIA Radio Romania International, 5930/7430-Galbeni with EE sign on at 2200. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7330-Galbeni at 0438 in Romanian with news and talk. (KB2DMD, PA) 17840  at 1522 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME VOA Relay, 6080 at 0325 with EE commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915-Ridyadh at 2056-2113 with M in AA f/by recitations from 2303. (D'Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa, 6145 at 0507 with news about the Nepal earthquake and other stories. (Sellers BC)

SOUTH KOREA KBS World Radio at 1329 beginning the Saturday Mailbag show. (Sellers, BC)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11760//15490 at 2215 both with SS commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 12030 at 2210 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI) 15490-Nobeljas with M and SS ID, then five minutes of dead air before carrier termination. (D'Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 5010-Kouhu at 2325 in CC. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9450 in Mandarin at 2248. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND Radio Thailand, 9390 at 1239 with Thai news and current events. (Sellers, BC)
 
TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 11980-Emirler in TT at 0418 with upbeat music. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES — Voice of America 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1249, 9490 Northern Marianas Relay with KK/EE lessons at 1252, 9800 Philippine Relay at 1300 with news in (l) KK, 11655 Thailand Relay in (l) Mandarin at 1315, 15100 via Ascension in listed Bambara at 2151 and 17895 via Vatican at 1638 with report on soccer teams of Guinea and Tunisia. (Brossell, WI) 11990 Philippine Relay at 1237 with M hosting a KK language pgm with news, interviews and features, EE ID at 1300 and VOA news. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 7270 Lampertheim Relay at 0452 in Circassian with talks, 7435 Biblis Relay in with two W in RR, 9520 Biblis Relay in (p-l) Avar at 0403 with M talks and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9720 Northern Marianas Relay in Cantonese at 2255. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 via Palau at 1306 with a Sat/Sun only bcst. WHR promo with contact info and a Christian song. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio,17575 via France at 1635 with HOA music, talks in (l) Somali, 17800 via Rwanda in FF at 2012. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, 7505.4 at 0240-0318 with Christian pop vocals, M with ID at 0245, again at 0315. (D'Angelo, PA)
Global 24 Radio, 11825 via Okeechobee at 2203-2312 with Old time radio programming featuring (Yours Truly) Johnny Dollar and the Jack Webb Show, then ID, WRMI ID and the Rock Pile pgm. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Grigoriopol at *0230-0315* with music opening f/by mainly talks in Farsi and short music segments. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN Vatican Radio, 7250 at 0529 sign on and into Latin Mass. (Sellers, BC) 15100 at 1520-1553* with a talk in (p) Filipino. Eventually lost to a rising noise level. I returned around 1546 and heard until closedown. Carrier terminated at 1553. (D'Angelo, PA) 15595 at 0635 and 13765 with EE news, 21560 at 1215. (Padazopulos, Greece)

WHO GOES THERE? 6930u at 0328 with two spoof tunes by Weird Al Yankovic, then off. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0218-0312+ on and off with rock numbers and a couple of SSTV images which I didn't decode, no IDs I could catch. (Lobdell, MA)

Fist bumps and High Fives to the good guys who checked in this time: Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; KB2DMD-Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Fotios Padazopulos, Greece, William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA (WELCOME, Chris!), Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA (WELCOME .Steve!)  and Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

MAY 2015 SWL LOGS



Here are this month’s logs. All times are in UTC. Double capital letters are language abbreviations (SS = Spanish, RR = Russian, AA = Arabic, etc.). If no language is mentioned English (EE) is assumed. - Compiled by Gerry Dexter.

ALGERIA - Radio Algeriene, 6145 via France with AA talks at 2205. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA - Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 in SS at 2327. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND - BBC South Atlantic Relay, 11770 with news at 0715. (Padazopulos, Greece)

AUSTRALIA - Radio Australia, 5995-Brandon with world news at 1230. Brandon was apparently closed at the end of January. (Brossell, WI) 12065, 12085 at 1320 and 13630-(all Shepparton) at 0425 all with EE commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17840 at 2122 but poor, discussing markets and economics in the Pacific region. (Sellers, BC)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs with news at 1302. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia/HCJB, 12115 at 1500 ending interview with a former drug user. (Brossell, WI)

BANGLADESH - Bangladesh Betar, 4750 with news in Bengali at 1409. (Sellers, BC) 9445 at 1315 with IS, ID and talks in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI) 15105 at *1228-1308 with familiar IS, 6+1 time pips, W with opening ID and frequency anmts starting the EE service. News and commentary and a discussion of recent cabinet meetings, then local music to closing. 15505 at *1359-1406 similar to 15105 s/on in Urdu. News by M after flutes. (D'Angelo, FCDX,PA)

BELARUS - 6155 at 2132-2205 with instls, M with EE ID, more selections, an ID and a long feature on real estate and landlords there. Into RR at 2200. (D'Angelo, FCDX-PA)

BRAZIL - (All in PP - gld)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2352 with Brazil pops, jingle ID, closedown ID and frequency anmt at 0002, then off. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Rio Mar, Manaus, 9695 at 1115 with long discussion, ID at 1131, f/by several anmts, IDs and promos, another ID at 1135, then a music segment. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.5 at 0132 with long religious talk, choir, f/by listener phone-ins. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855 at 0347 with M/W talk, ID at 0400, then vocals. (D'Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA - VOA Relay, 9490-Mopeng Hill with EE/FF lesson, including some vocals at pgm end. M with ID and anmts at 2128 close. (D'Angelo, PA)

CANADA - CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0402 wiyh news. (Sellers, BC) 0857 ending a discussion feature, f/by ID and M with news. (D'Angelo, PA)
CKZN St. John's (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0305 ending CBC News, f/by local weather, then features. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 11790 via Madagascar at 0216 with man and long EE talk. ID at 0229, M over instl, f/by another religious pgm. (D'Angelo, PA) UAE relay on anniversary of flight MH-370's disapper

CHINA - China Radio International, 6175-Beijing in Mandarin at 1306, 9415-Beijing in (l) Vietnamese at 2303, 9720-Xi'an in (l) Tagalog at 1215, 9730-Beijing with news headlines at 1300, 9745-Urmqi in (l) Esperanto at 2024 and shutdown at 2027,15205-Kashi in FF at 1303. (Brossell, WI) 11665-Urumqi with EE news at 1405, 13710-Kashi with the same. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9590-Kashi at 0137 with 2 M in SS and non-stop CC music pgm from 0144, fanfare at 0159, then M with ID, 11710-Urumqi with W in RR and segments of CC instls, f/by M/W ending the music, more instls to carrier off at 0359. (D'Angelo, PA)
CPBS/China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou 4940, at 1156 with a vocal, f/by 5+1 time pips, W in CC, then M with news. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1259 with violin music, time pips at 1300 and ID in Mandarin, Xizang PBS, 6200-Lhasa with W in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)

CUBA - Radio Havana Cuba, 5040 and 6060 in SS at 0425, 6000 at 0425, 17730 at 1355. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Rebelde, 5025 with music in SS at 0340. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 4765 at 0230 with nice Latin music, hosted by M in SS with periodic IDs. (D'Angelo, PA)

ENGLAND - BBC, 5875 Thailand Relay reporting on the Ukraine situation at 1309, //6195-Singapore Relay, 7510-Thailand Relay at 0039-0059* with 2 M in (l) Bangala, carrier cut in mid-sentence. (D'Angelo, PA) 11895-Thailand Relay with world news at 1230, 17780-Oman Relay with M in (l) Uzbek at 1323.(Brossell, WI) 12095-via UAE on first anniversary of disappearance of flight MH-370, //9460. (Sellers, BC)Meyerton with EE news at 0725. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADOR - HCJB, 9530-Ascension Relay at 2155 carrying the Akhbar Mafriha service in (l) Pushto. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT - Radio Cairo 9900 with piano music at 2218. (Brossell, WI)

ETHIOPIA - Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at *0259 with IS f/by M with opening ID and anmts, news. Nice ID at 0305, then music pgm. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

FRANCE - Radio France International, 7205 at 2123 with long FF talk ending with musical segment, then W with ID, f/by a discussion pgm, 17620 at 1728 with 2 M and a discussion in FF. ID around 1730 and the discussion continued. (D'Angelo, PA) 9900 via Taiwan in Mandarin at 1238, 17620 in FF at 1734. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY - Deutsche Welle, 6040 Rwanda Relay at *0258 with M and opening ID and Swahili anmts, news, then another ID at 0308. Splatter made reception difficult. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Oomrang - the Friesan Voice of Amran, 15215 via France at *1600-1700* re-airing the February 21 broadcast with a nice EE ID before som Frisian language talk, then a series of interviews using both languages, then contact info as carier was terminated. The much easier EE content this year made this annual broadcast more enjoyable. (D'Angelo, PA)

GREECE - ERT, 9935 with songs and brief anmts in Greek at 2125. (Brossell, WI)

GUYANA - Voice of Guyana, 3290 at 0312 with pgm of non-stop romantic vocals then BBC news. Nice to hear them again. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 0405 with BBC news, but very weak. (Sellers, BC) 0707 with M/W in EE. (Barton, AZ)

INDIA - All India Radio, 4920-Chennai in (l) Tamil at 1241, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram with talks in (l) Malay at 1252, 9445-Bengaluru on continuing talks with neighboring countries. Full ID at 2134, 9575-Bengaluru in (l) Tibetan at 1220. (Brossell, WI) 11670 at 2101 with W reading news, fair and //9445.(Sellers, BC)
Trans World Radio-India, 15755 via Tashkent at 1327 ending pgm in (l) Dogri language, ID and contact info. Then opened in Hindi with IS, ID and talk at 1330. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

IRAN - VOIRI, 9655 in (l) Albanian at 2055. (Brossell, WI) 17715 at 1324 with IS and into Farsi. (Padazopulos, Greece)

JAPAN - Radio Japan, 6195-Cyprus Creek at 0908 in PP with talks and music features. (D'Angelo, PA) 9750 in JJ at 1252, 11950 in FF at 2051. (Brossell, WI) 11800-Meyerton with EE news at 1805. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Nikkei, Nagara, 3925 at 1138 with M in JJ f/by W and musical pgmng. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1330 with W and jazz vocal and sax music, Heavy ARO QRM. (Barton, AZ) 9595 with talks in JJ at 1403. (Brossell, WI)

LIBERIA - ELWA, Monrovia, 6050 at 2152 with M and long religious talk (apparently a canned pgm package), ID and TC at 2200, f/by more canned religious pgms. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

MADAGASCAR - Adventist World Radio, 15480-Talata at 1947 with AA vocals, M with closedown anmts at 1959, instls until carrier cut. (D'Angelo, PA)

MEXICO - Radio Educacion, Ciudad Mexico, 6185 at 0404 with M/W ancrs, SS talks and several IDs. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 0415 with a full ID, rooster call and pgm open. Strong signal, low modulation. (Sellers, BC)

MICRONEISIA -The Cross Radio, 4755 at 1131 with a sermon. Weak under noise. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCO - Radio Medi Un, 9575-Nador with continuous music to 0500, when W with AA ID and news, more music at 0507. (D'Angelo, PA)

NETHERLANDS - The Mighty KBC Radio, 7375-Nauen at 0130-0159* with usual rock stuff, several IDs, jingle IDs and numerous ads for KBC imports. A digital segment with Kim Andrew Elliot at 0131. Off after more anmts at 0159*. (D'Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALAND - Radio New Zealand International, 5950 at 1315 on accusations of  black magic being used in Vanuatu. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA - Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 6089.8 at 2116 with M and phone interview of another in Hausa, music pgm with tribal vocals at 2129. Anguilla's carrier opened at 2200, audio started at 2202 swamping Kaduna. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

NORTH KOREA - Voice of Korea, Pyongyang, 9435 at *1300-1356* with IS, ID and usual anthems. EE news by M/W team, then operatic vocals and classical music, //11710. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1400 with FF ID, then apparent news in FF. (Brossell, WI)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 2850 at 1240 with W chorus and a soprano, instead of the usual all male military chorus. (Barton, AZ)
Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 1320 with long talk by W in KK. Didn't sound as if it were synched with 3250. (Barton, AZ)

OMAN - Radio Sultanate of Oman, 11650-Thumrait, in AA at 2146 with M in AA hosting pgm of vocals, ID at 2159, then soft instls f/by M/W ancrs. (D'Angelo, PA) 15140 at 1420-1515 with EE service and W giving IDs for 90.4 FM, hosting pgm of current pop. News at 1430, f/by more pop. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1647 with AA talks. (Barton, AZ)

OPPOSITION - Voice of Assenna (via France to Eritrea), 11720 at 1748 with M in (p) Tigrinya f/by HOA vocals then more HOA vocals to 1757*. (D'Angelo, PA)
Oromo Voice Radio, (via France to Ethiopia), 17850 at 1603-1630* with M ancr intro'ing various remote speakers, brief HOA music, W with EE ID at 1615 and into EE segment and M in studio interview on a youth sports organization. Some sort of jamming reduced reception quality. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Xoriyo, (via France to Ethiopia), 17870 at *1600-1630* opening with HOA music, M in Somali anmts after and (p) ID. Similar jamming to O.V.R., above. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Shiokaze (Japan to North Korea), 5985 at 1401 with W giving email address, ID over piano and ID "This is Shiokaze - Seabreeze - from Tokyo, Japan", then into feature which I think was Today's Newsflash. (Sellers, BC)
Nippon No Kaze, (via Taiwan to North Korea), 9950 in KK at 1313. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Impala, 17540 (via Madagascar to Rwanda), in (l) Kinyarwanda at 1723. (Brossell, WI)

PERU - Radio Tarma, Tarma, 4775 at 2323 with M and IDs, long SS talk, then OA vocals, talks, ads, IDs after music. CODAR QRM. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

PHILIPPINES - Radio Philipinas, Tinang, 15190 several W in Filipino, ID mentioning Philippines Broadcasting Service by M after some pops. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15100 via Vatican at 1514-1535 with M and long religious talks in Tagalog with some EE words. ID at 1532. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 15330 via Vatican at 1452 with talks in (l) Urdu. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting Company, 9405-Bocaue, 2255-2304 in Mandarin and M closing prayer with "amen", f/by W with another long talk in Mandarin. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 2230 with IS, ID and Mandarin talks, 9920 with M in listed Bru language, 9930 at 1310 with singing in Mandarin, then comments on it. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES - The Crystal Ship, 6850.5 at 0025-0040 with (p) "The Poet", ID and 80s things. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 6876 at 0013 with pop/rock. tccsshortwave@gmail.com.
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6924.3 at 0108-0111* with rock vocal prior to the Twilight Zone theme, multiple IDs and email as captainmorganshortwave@gmail.com for reports. (D'Angelo, PA)
Hard Tack Radio, 6930u at *2358-0008* with instls, M with ID with music of the Civil War period. Closedown included email address as hardtackradio@gmail.com. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
LRA, 6930u at 2313-0045 mostly non-stop rap with very little conversation, anmts or IDs. Long periods of dead air between numbers. Seemed to be a mention of LRA plus an interview around 0030. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
XFM, 6965 at 0218 with wide variety of selections. xfmshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) 0435 with pops, mentioning "C-QUAM" and "This is XFM Shortwave". (Sellers, BC)
Radio Appalachia, 6935 with oldtime country things, apparently from the Grand Ol' Opry. (Hassig, IL)
CYOT, 6930 with a version of "King of Rock and Roll" at the end of the broadcast. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0317 with vintage comls f/by big band music, Abbot and Costello routine, recruitment ads for the Marines. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)  0354 weak with a bit of swing music poking above the noise. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6940u at 0115 with songs containing "river", played an old 78rpm at the beginning, SSTV/FAX effects at 0212. (Hassig, IL) 0207-0213* closedown ID "Wolverine Radio...radio...radio" and SSTV effect. (D'Angelo, PA) 6950 at 0127 ending bcst with SSTV/FAX effects at 0128. Also 6940u at 0125 with good variety of big band, blues, swing, jazz, pop, rock. (Hassig, IL)
Radio True North, 6950 at 0230 with variety of music in and out of the noise floor. ID via HFU. radiotruenorth@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Ronin, 6925u at 0005, but poor at noise floor, chimes at 0018. radioroninshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
WEAK, 6925u at 0055 with oldies, McDonalds spoof, ad with four-letter words, punk rock, more ads. (Not the WEAK from the early 2000s. (Hassig, IL)
KCPR, 6950u at 0307 with a pop song. (Hassig, IL)  
Frederic Chopin Radio, 6940u at 0153 with classical piano, M with ID at 0202, instls to carrier cut. (D'Angelo, PA) 0156 with a classical piano, ID, music piece, then national anthem-like piece and off. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925.3 at 0142 with "industrial dance" stuff. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA - Radio Romania International, 6020-Galbeni with EE commentary at 0440. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11800-Tiganesti at 0340-0357* with W in SS, ID at 0350, then some music, closing ID at 0354, closedown anmts, light instl, IS until off, 11870-Tiganesti at 2246-2257* with M and SS talk. Closedown ID and anmts by M/W, light instl and IS before going off. (D'Angelo, PA)

RWANDA - Radio Rwanda, 6055 at 2039-2100* with M and FF talk, 2059 M with ID and apparent news was cut off in mid-sentence ending the transmission. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

SAO TOME - VOA Relay, 4960 with sports at 1831, 15580 with news at 1405. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6080 with song from the Hit Parade at 2153, 9620 with M/W talks in (l) Bambara, 15455 at 1720 in listed Zomi-Chin language. (Brossell, WI) 9490 at *2130 with M opening ID then into (l) Bambara, 12070 at 0700 in Hausa. Good on an otherwise dead band. (Barton, AZ)

SAUDI ARABIA - BSKSA, 9675 in (l) Turkish at 2032, 15225 with AA conversation at 1716. (Brossell, WI) 15205-Ridyah at 1736-1758* with M in AA, f/by Qu'ran recitations,17560-Riyadh at 1721 with M and Holy Qu'ran pgm, then M with AA talk. (D'Angelo, PA)

SERBIA - International Radio of Serbia, 6100-Bijeljina at *2157-2209 with IS, f/by trumpet fanfare and opening of EE pgm. Another ID then news. Seemed to be another station opening on the co-channel. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 2200 with IS, ID and news. (Brossell, WI)

SOMALIA - Radio Hargeisa, 7120 at *0330 with HOA musical opening, f/by M in Somali and another with a recitation. AROs picked up strength after 0400. (D'Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA - Channel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0327 with M/W in EE discussion f/by good morning to listeners and news items on Nigeria and ISIS, several promos for Channel Africa. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0342 with pops hosted by M in Afrikaans. Ancr was cut off in mid-sentence in an apparent switch to unheard 7285 at 0400. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

SOUTH KOREA - KBS World Radio, 9805  in (l) Indonesian at 2222. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp., 11905 at 0202 with beautiful local music and W vocals, brief Hindi talks in between. (D'Angelo, PA)

SUDAN - Radio Omdurman, 7205 at 0350-0420* with M in AA hosting music pgm f/by ID at 0359, time pips, another ID and news, quick anmt before off at 0420. (D'Angelo, PA; Sellers, BC))

SWAZILAND - Trans World Radio, 3240-Manzini at 0337-0341* with children singing, M in (l) Ndau, EE ID at 0340, familiar IS and carrier cut. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA) 4775 at 0407 with M and long religious talk in GG with segments of light instls. (D'Angelo, PA)

TAIWAN - Radio Taiwan International, 3965 via France at 1705, 11975-Tamsui and 13810 via France with EE news at 1605. (Padazopulos, Greece) 5010-(p) Kohou at 2254-2307 with M in CC, brief instl, W talk, 4 +1 time pips at 2200 and talk by W. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

THAILAND - Radio Thailand, 9390 at 2102-2115* with W in Thai language and nice musical selections. Final vocal cut in mid-lyric at 2115, 13745 World Service at 0002 with W and EE news, M doing interview, plenty of comls. Break in pgm at 0029 then starting again with the same news story as earlier. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

TURKEY -  9655 at 0426 ending Today in History, then an ID, //7240. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES - Voice of America, 7235 Philippines Relay in (l) Korean at 1221, 9545 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 2239,15110 at 2155 in (l) Barbara. (Brossell, WI) 11900 via Nauen with M in (l) Amharic, end of pgm at 1846, instls, f/by a discussion with  remote reports. Instl at 1856 and closing anmts. 9deep fades. (D'angelo, PA) 15580-Greenville at 2117 discussing music  and performers of top 20 hits. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 5885 Kuwait Relay at 2046 with classic jazz, M in RR hosting to closedown, 7475 Kuwait Relay at 2122-2159* with RR talk to 2130, ID, W hosting news features. Closed at 2157 with several anmts and IDs. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9455 Northern Marianas Relay, in Mandarin at 2047. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11980 via Austria at 2125 with a prayer closing pgm, contact info, trumpet and other horns, then instl music to off at 2129:30. (Sellers, BC) 15275 via Rwanda with W in (l) Yoruba, 17575 in (l) Somali at 1655. (Brossell, WI) 17800 via Rwanda at 1939-2030* Fulfulde language with ID at 1956, f/by instl, then into FF. (D'Angelo, PA)
WRMI, 7570 at 0300 with a repeat of the "Shortwave Shindig" featuring attendees at the 2014 SWL Fest. (D'Angelo, PA)
KLDE, El Dorado, Texas, 25910 at 2014 with lively LA vocals and some comls. Also 25990 at 2046 with LA music pgmg, // 25910 which was much better. (D'Angelo, PA) (An STL - gld)

VATICAN CITY - 9755 with talks in AA at 2150, 15470 via Philippines in (l) Malay at 1519.  (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM - Voice of Vietnam, 6135 via Wooferton at 2016-2030* in RR with M/W discussion. (D'Angelo, FCDX, PA)

ZANZIBAR - Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp., 11735 at 1909-2100* with M in Somali, nice local vocals hosted by W. 5+1 time pips at 2000, then some anmts before returning to music. (D'Angelo, PA)

WHO GOES THERE? (unidentifieds) - 6925.35 at 0215 with "industrial dance music", 6927 at 0110 playing "Ghost Riders in the Sky", 6949.5 at 0215 with song "Don't Let Me Down" 6950 at 0045 with just bits of audio in and out of the noise floor. (Hassig, IL)