Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 9615 at 1201 with IS and sign on, very poor and difficult to hear any specifics. (Sellers, BC) 9655 with rap things at 1108, then talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9810 via France at 2005 with man speaking in Arabic, then man with Qur’an verses. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco with Spanish talks at 2249. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay, 11810 at 2100, with World Service ID. (Cooper, PA) 15105 with French news at 1758. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 15580 at 1750 on the economy in Nigeria, also on possible foreign aid cuts to Africa. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 4875 at 0212 with man talking and male vocals. (Cooper, PA) 11765 at 0240 with man preaching and instrumental music. Time pips at 0300 with ID and announcements. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0047 with soccer commentary. (Taylor, WI) 0539 with a massive signal and Brazilian pop music. Rooster sound effects at 0541 and a “bon dia” jingle. (Valko, PA) 0925 with man talking, ad break, ID at 0928. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, (p) Tefe, 4925 at 1000 with male and female announcers, barely above noise level. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 with an Elton John song at 0616, singing ID jingle at 0622 and canned announcements. Signal had severe QRM which required the use of LSB and a notch of the RTTY on the lower side. (Valko, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Curitiba, 5939.8 at 0139 man/woman talking at length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, Brasilia, 6180 at 0940 with male DJ taking phone calls. (Cooper, PA) 11780 at 2218 with rap and woman talking. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9630 at 0145 with phone calls and long male vocal. (Cooper, PA) 2358 with mellow music and a series of ads or announcements. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 9515 at 0943 with talk by man, usual singing jingle ID, male DJ at 0950. More music at 0952. (Valko, PA)
PPE, Time Station, Rio, 10010, man’s voice with ID every 10 seconds at 2300 and 0000. A possible new frequency for this one. (Valko, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 1155 with their morning talkshow with deep fades V. of Korea in Japanese underneath. (Figliozzi, FL) 2045 discussing Muslim children in public schools. (Cooper, PA)
CKZN, St John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0210 with nice Delta blues on CBC’s night program. (Taylor, WI) 2217 with jazz and interview with a Sesame Street puppeteer. (Cooper, PA)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2018 with a comedian. Into an ad string, an ID, then another comic. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, (p) 7325-via Moosbrunn in Arabic at 0321 with mellow piano (maybe the Bible Voice theme or the IS), male announcer began as the music dropped off. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5915, Hot Hot in Mongolian at 1208, male speaking over indigenous vocal over a dramatic bass, //5990 also Hot Hot was slightly better. (Taylor, WI) 6100 in Russian at 1205. (Figliozzi, FL) 7325-Jinhua in Japanese at 1053, 9655-Kunming at 0235 with talks in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI) 7285 Albania relay with CRI ID and woman talking on CRI programs. (Cooper, PA) 9765-Shijiazhuang with news in Russian at 1832, 11900-Jinhua with Round Table at 1730. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China National Radio-PBS Xizang, (Tibet), 6110-Baiding at 0127 in Tibetan with chimes and female announcer, 6130 in Tibetan at 0023, with man/woman alternating and music bridges, 7240-Baiding in Tibetan at 0043, male/female announcers alternating, CNR-1, 7300-unknown site, man/woman giving announcements in and theme-like music at 1230. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Chinese at 1121. (Brossell, WI) 9505 poor in Chinese at 1211. (Figliozzi, FL)

COLOMBIALa Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 in Spanish at 0255 with LA music. (Taylor, WI)
Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0257 in Spanish with LA music following signoff of Radio Romania Intl. (Taylor, WI)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, Bauta, 5040 at 0103 with man speaking and English news and features including DX’ers Unlimited. (D’Angelo, PA) 11830, 11850-Bejucal spurs at 1236. (Taylor, WI) RHC, 15140-Bauta at 1900 with IS, program announcements, and eventually news headlines. (Cooper, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, Voz Andes, 6050-Pichincha fair in Spanish at 1230. (Figliozzi, FL) 0200 with instrumentals and man speaking in Spanish. (Cooper, PA) 0219 with man speaking and Spanish religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA) Akhbar Mufriha (HCJB), 9530 via Ascension at 2145 in Pulaar, man talking  followed by instrumental strings. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 9915-Woofferton at 2110 interviewing Parliament member on Trump. (Cooper, PA) Babcock Media Services with a test at 2135 on 9720 via Woofferton requesting reception reports. (Brossell, WI)
End Times Coming Radio, 9400 via Bulgaria at 0114-0130* with man speaking in English and a long religious talk, woman with closing ID, instrumental music and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9975, (t) in Arabic with Egyptian music at 1908, running past listed close for Turkish. (D’Angelo, PA) 9900 at 2115 with time pips, woman talking, then instrumentals. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 13740 at 1934 in French with man/woman reading news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 15300-Issoudun in French at 1956. (Brossell, WI) 17620 with news in French at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15315 via France at 1820 with English commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17720 via Sri Lanka at 1359 in (l) Dari. (Brossell, WI) 17800 via Ascension at 1740 in French with interview, music, ID at 1743. (Cooper, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935-Avlis at 2317 in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, 4055 at 0024 in Spanish with man talking and organ music. (Cooper, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7340-Mumbai at 1248 with Hindi-sounding music, Listed as in Sindhi at this hour. (Sellers, BC) 1237 G.O.S. in Sindhi with female announcer and South Asian music. (Taylor, WI) 9445 at 2124 with India This Week, ID just before 2130. (Sellers, BC) 9865-Bengaluru with the Vividh Bharati domestic service with sub continental music, 15040 in Chinese but jammed at 1300. Time pips only. (Figliozzi, FL)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15350 via Nauen with Hindi talks at 1446. (Brossell, WI)

JAPAN—NHK Radio Japan, 11740 via Cypress Creek in Portuguese at 2148, 2 woman over music, briefly in Japanese, then back into Portuguese. (Sellers, BC) 1938 with several men in what might have been a radio drama. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nikkei One, 6005 in Japanese at 1117 with classical music. (Figliozzi, FL) 6055, with Japanese pop music at 1239, //3925 fair and 9595 very poor. (Sellers, BC) 9595 at 1057 with music and announcements in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

MADAGASCAR—Madagascar World Voice, 11868-Mahajanga at 2138 in Mandarin, female/male announcers, woman eventually going into the Bible in Living Sound, postal address and website, hymn-like song, followed by dead air at 1157, then off. Apparently a spur from 11600. (Taylor, WI)
World Christian Broadcasting, 11610-Mahajanga at 2104 in Chinese playing western pops. (Sellers, BC) 11945 at 1948 with man/woman speaking in Arabic. (Cooper, PA)
African Pathways Radio, Mahajanga, 17640 at 1852 with instrumental Saints Go Marching, man giving program ID. Left the air at 1857. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, (p) Mexico City, 6185 at 0155 with traditional guitar and male singer, man giving ID at 0157. (Cooper, PA) 0330 with woman speaking in Spanish, program of vocals from 0405. In the clear after Vatican closed but later had QRM from AWR-Moosbrunn. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 5995 (nf) at 1310 with Dateline Pacific. (Figliozzi, FL) 7425 at 1253 with man introducing song ID, schedule, frequencies and off at 1258. (Taylor, W) 9700-Rangataiki with Our Changing World at 1217. (Sellers, BC) 15720 with time pips and world news at 0300. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, (p) 7255-Ikorodu in Hausa at 2035 man in long monologue, later Qur’an, then man returned. (Cooper, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9425 signing on to Europe at 2026 with music and man giving schedule. (Sellers, BC) 15180 with non-stop victory songs and instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait with at 1412 with man speaking English and pop music. (D’Angelo, PA) Arabic talks at 1503. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope, 9930 (Taiwan to China), in Mandarin at 2247 with contemporary Chinese music. (Taylor, WI) 11500 in Mandarin at 1130. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Dimtse Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 at 1713-1801* in (l) Oromo with nice HOA music, news at 1730, more instrumentals, seemed another program beginning at 1800, but quickly went off. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope (p) (South Korea to North), 6003 at 1212 with woman speaking in Korean at some length. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 with woman speaking Korean, then man at 1130, //450, 4457, 6518 and 6600. (Figliozzi, FL)
Furusato No Kaze, 9645 (via Taiwan to North Korea), in Korean at 1307. Woman speaking slowly and at length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Publique Africaine (via Issoudun to Rwanda), 11550 at 1834-1858* with man/woman speaking in (l) Kirundi, then closing ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Itahaka (via Madagascar (?) to Rwanda), 15420 at 1830 with much improved modulation and a better signal. (Perry, IL)
Radio Tanazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 7315 at 0337-0359* in Sudanese Arabic, ID by man at 0356. (D’Angelo, PA)
Eye Radio (via France to South Sudan), 15250 at 1612 with man/woman speaking in (l) Arabic, news at 1630, nice ID at 1637. Apparently extended the broadcast into the 1700 hour. Gone at 1739 recheck. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio Sana’a’” (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 in Arabic at 1248. Many mentions of “Arabiya,” “Irania,” and “Yemen.” (Figliozzi, FL) 1455 with contemporary Mideast music. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 11630-Palauig at 1448 in Urdu with alternating male/female announcers. Off at 1458. (Taylor, WI) 11845 in Mandarin at 1110. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6945u at 0015 with “shaky” songs and IDs every third one. (Taylor, WI) 0116 with a variety of tunes using a “together” theme. SSTV/FAX at 0130, also 2345 with a “shake” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0339 fading in/out, music at 0346, contemporary dance things at 0350, ID at 0354, more dance things. ID from HF Underground. Poor. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Euphoria, 6970 ending rock, another song, a parody then a talk mentioning the White House. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930am/usb at 2335-0000 with distorted audio in AM, switched to USB at 2342. Punk rock, number about a train. CW ID at 2358. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0046 with historical factoids for March, SSTV of “eyes,” then bluesy music, SSTV, some of them responding to posts. (Taylor, WI) 0143 with various numbers, SSTV ID image and CW ID at close, but no spoken ID noted. (Lobdell, MA)
WHYP, 6940u at 2301 with nice instrumental, I was called away for a few minutes. Came back at 2328. Classic WHYP ending confirmed by logs in HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 3415 at 0047 barely audible at 0029. Series of IDs at 0048. (Taylor, WI) 6876 at 2312 with pop/rock, ID at 2317. Later promo for The Crystal Ship t-shirts and coffee mugs. (Cooper, PA)
Sloppy Joe Radio, 4065 at 0028 with The Mashed Potato then off. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6930u at 2147 with “Dick Weed” returning shout-outs to those who logged them on HF Underground, several IDs throughout and mention of an RFW relay on 6910. The relay was also noted at 2023. (Taylor, WI) 2155 complaining about slow internet speed at his location. (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 2257-0022*. Dick Weed with a new show, playing requests. Good signal throughout. (Lobdell, MA)
WEAK, 6925usb at 0023 with various pop things, spoof ads. Not the legit WEAK-Chicago from 15 years ago. (Hassig, IL)
Amphetamine Radio, 6930u at 2345 AM carrier noted for several minutes before sign-on with music. CW and SSTV IDs, 2331 ID and into heavy rock, SSTV IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Gospel Radio Shortwave, 6925.4 at 0045 with vocals and organ. (Hassig, IL) 0058 with contemporary Christian music. Had a het from 6925.0 which others ID’d as Liquid Radio. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6955 at 0010 with punk rock. (Hassig, IL) 0139 with Delta blues, pop rock, ID, audio clip, into program of mostly metal and occ. IDs. (Taylor, WI) 0038 with ID, instrumentals. (Cooper, PA)
Captain Morgan, 6940 at 0001 with an apparent Chuck Berry tribute. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0309 with big band music, Fibber McGee and Molly. (Hassig, IL) ID and off at 0159. (Taylor, WI)
Not WMPR, 6925 at 2059 with variety of “funky” swing music, frequent announcements of “This is not WMPR” by woman. More periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2340-0009*. A parody of the real “WMPR Dance Party” with dance music. (Lobdell, WI)
KIPM presumed relay, 6955 at 0048 weak music, Alen Maxwell’s unmistakable voice telling a story at 0058. (Taylor, WI)
WREC-Radio East Coast, 6950 at 2345, light music, short segments mentioning “Free Radio.” (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Pancho Villa, 6925 at 0040 with Pancho running from Trump, 9640u at 0047 with what seemed the same story. (Taylor, WI) (This is the once-yearly pirate from the NASWA-sponsored SWL Fest held in Pennsylvania –GLD)
Borderhunter Radio (Euro), 6210 at 2330 with “Frans The Borderhunter” playing various things. Frequent IDs and shout-outs to those posters on HF Underground. Email as <>. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Batavia, 5890 at 2307 weak but at times readable in local noise. ID by man at 2307 but fading by 2327. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7220-Galbeni in Romanian at 2330 with a song and Living in Romania. (Cooper, PA) 7335 at 0024 with a folk thing and ID, woman talking. 7375-Tiganesti at 0029 in English, ending a song, program about a folk singer. (Taylor, WI) 11810-Tiganesti with news at 1700. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15130 at 1300 with news in Romanian by woman. (Figliozzi, FL)

RUSSIARWM time station, 4996 with repeating CW IDs at 0609. (Valko, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0400, Yankee Doodle IS, ID, male announcer with news in English. (D’Angelo, PA) 7215 in Arabic at 0259 with IS and ID. (Taylor, WI) 9585 at 2150 in Bambara man talking about America, soft music in background woman mentioning VOA. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 in (l) Turkish at 1849. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 6195 at 1234. (Figliozzi, FL) 15285 with world news at 1100. (Brossell, WI)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia International, 11580 via WRMI at 2115 on a man who was born to Nazi death camp survivors. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, Honiara, 5020 at 1126 but very weak, only music heard. (Figliozzi, FL) 1145 with island music, woman speaking in Tok Pisin, Christian devotional message and prayer, ID at 1200 and close. (Sellers, BC) 1257 with music, 1300 fanfare and other pop things, no ID noted. (Taylor, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0341 with man/woman in a discussion. (D’Angelo, PA) 15235-Meyerton at 1758 with inidentified domestic language and several female vocalists. Mention of the African General program, off air at 1802. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 via Meyerton at 0220 in Afrikaans with pops and female singers. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 in Korean at 1343. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11685 at 1958 with pop/rock, time pips at 2000 then woman giving ID. (Cooper, PA) 15520-Nobeljas with news in Spanish at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece) Seeming soccer coverage at 2009. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDENIBRA, 11775 via Woofferton at 1759 with Arabic-style vocals, woman reading Arabic announcements over background music. (Wood, MA) Radio Sama (IBRA) 15260 Woofferton relay with talks in Arabic at 1810. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 6120 at 0458 with chime IS and English ID by man. Preaching at 0522, //4775. (Valko, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9450 with a CNR-l jammer at 2201 mixing with and both at equal strength with Chinese talk. (Sellers, BC) 9680 with an instrumental with woman speaking in Chinese at 1228. (Figliozzi, FL) 9735 in (l) Japanese at 1112. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875 in (l) Khmer at 1121. (Brossell, WI) 13745-Ban Dong at 0014-0030* with English news with usual assortment of news, ads, promo announcements with male/female announcers. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 15450 at 1240 on Turkish independence at 1230. (Brossell, WI) 1315 to Europe theme introducing Question of the Week. (Figliozzi, FL)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 via Thailand with 15120 via Ascension at 2158 in (l) Bambara with two men peaking over a local North African song. Signal cut at 2200.This broadcast is Monday-Friday only, 7235-Northern Marianas Relay in Korean at 1254; two woman doing English language lesson, //9490. (Sellers, BC) 9825-Northern Marianas Relay at 1433 with woman and news in Mandarin, 11785 in Mandarin at 1104,15590-Thailand Relay at 1347 in Mandarin, 15630-Woofferton in (l) Amharic at 1855. (Brossell, WI) 11720-Germany Relay with news in Amharic at 1838. (Padazopulos, Greece) 12110-Lampertheim Relay at 1814 with male/female announcers in Amharic, English ID at 1929. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Ashna (VOA), 7290-Biblis Relay at 0036 with an interview in Pashto. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Deewa (VOA), 9355 via Thailand in Pashto at 1259, Yankee Doodle IS, Pashto sign on, then apparent news. (Taylor, WI)
Afia Darfur, 5925 at 0312 with two men speaking in Arabic, then several woman, vocal and off. (D’Angelo, PA) 12075 at 1818 in Arabic/Sudanese, male announcer, brief music interlude, and program ID at 1820. (Cooper, PA) 15620 via Vatican in Arabic at 1826. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Marti, 5980-Greenville in Spanish at 1209. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Payam-e Doost, 7480 via Moldova with religious content in Persian. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 9670 via Dushanbe at 0114 in Tibetan. Weak with CNR-1 jammer underneath. (Taylor, WI) 15570 in Mandarin at 2325. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9770 via France at 2021 with woman mostly in Mossi between songs. (Taylor, WI) 15490 via Meyerton with two men talking back and forth in Maasau. AWR jingle prior to going off at 1758. (Cooper, PA)
Trans World Radio, 9345 via Armenia with man speaking in (l) Garwati. (Taylor, WI) 9910-via Guam in Mandarin at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9965 via Palau at 1307 with a preacher. (Brossell, WI)
KVOH, Rancho Simi, 17775 at 1735 in Spanish, mostly vocals and guitars. (Cooper, PA)
WEWN, 15610-Birmingham (AL), at 2115 with Christian message and website. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry, 9465 via Kostinbrod at 0056. Man preaching with Brother Stair interrupting with contact info. (Taylor, WI)

VATICANVatican Radio, 6185 at 0312 with man/woman speaking in (l) Armenian, ID and closedown at 0329, 7380 via Madagascar with man speaking in Swahili. Closed at 0358. (D’Angelo, PA) 7270 via Vatican at 0310 in Armenian, ID and talk over theme-like music, bells and chants, 7410 in Hindi at 0050 with male/female announcers and SEA music. (Taylor, WI) 7360 via Madagascar at 0343-0358* with man speaking in Swahili. Closedown by man/woman. (D’Angelo, PA) 9610 via Greenville with IS ending Spanish and off. (Sellers, BC)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 7315 via Cyprus Creek at 0105; woman talking about Vietnam economics and world news, ID, and music. (Cooper, PA) 9635-Son Tay at 1115 with man.woman speaking in Vietnamese through lovely musical bridges. (Figliozzi, FL)

Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; David Valko, Dunlo, PA; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; John Figliozzi, Sarasota, FL; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; and John Cooper, Lebanan, PA.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 9555 at 1122 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0539 with woman speaking on the upcoming Trump inauguration. (D’Angelo, PA) 9915 at 2121 with an interview,11810 at 2108 on the future of Egypt, (Sellers, BC) 15400 at 1825 with woman talking about Ash Wednesday, then man speaking about Lent; on to talk about mobile phones. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina Exterior, Gral, 15345 Pacheco at 1122 in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Hobart Radio International, Tasmania, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0453-0505 with man speaking and phone DX tips for North American and European stations, ID at 0458, program close, another ID at 0459  followed by woman’s vocal. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11985 via Moosbrunn at 1835 with man speaking in Arabic, ID at 1836. (Cooper, PA)

BOLIVIA—Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 3310 at 1020 with man speaking in Quechua and rustic vocals, joined by woman around 1030. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 4930, Mopeng Hill at 0336-0356 with news features, ID at 0359 then man/woman speaking. (D’Angelo, PA) 7275//7460 at 0418 in Kirundi with man talking about a park in Rwanda. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1806 with “African News Tonight” program, ID. Male/female announcers on news from African countries. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL—(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Verdes Florestas, Cruzeiro do Sol, 4865 at 1035-1101 with nice canned ID and frequencies over instrumentals, Brazil pops. The modulation always seems a little low. (Valko, PA)
Radio Club do Para, Belem, 4885 with Brazil pops and male annoucer. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 at 2228 with Brazil pops. Buried by co-channel RTTY, //11815. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 11815 at 0130 with program of contemporary music with female host. Man giving station ID at 0143. (Cooper, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0303 with hymns and man speaking. Splatter from 5935. (Sellers, BC) 9664.9 with short English/Portuguese ID at 0016. Still looking for that all-English ID. (Valko, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135.2 at 0142 with male announcer, several mentions of Aparecida and plenty of music. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
RB2, Curitiba, 9724.9 at 2313 with man speaking at length. (Taylor, WI) 0151 with male announcer after a slow song, IDs at 0200 and 0201, several time pips at 0202, then still another ID. (Cooper, PA)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9819 with nice Brazil pops at 2333. (Taylor, WI)
Super Radio Boa Vontade, Puerto Velho, 11895 at 2208 with canned ID but plug was pulled just before the end at 2208:37. Better than Bandeirantes and RB2. (Valko, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes (p), Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0525 with pop vocals seemingly hosted by man. Time pips over music at 0530. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0434 with an ad for Pizzaville, Then back to a talk show. (Sellers, BC)
CHNX, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0255 with man interviewing a comedian. ID at 0259, CBC and then news. (Caper, PA)

CHINA—China Radio International, 6100 at 2240 with EZL Chinese-like music, 9640-(Kashi) at 2210 in Spanish with announcements, music bridge, man talking about China. (Sellers, BC) 7410-Jinhua at 1149 with vocals and announcements in Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, Network 17300 (a presumed jammer) at 1002 with woman speaking Chinese and actualities, occasional music breaks, 7480/7490 at 2225 jamming these two RFA frequencies with Chinese talk,11710 with Chinese music and a string of announcements at 2105. (Sellers, BC)
Xizang PBS, 4920, Lhasa (Tibet) at 1127 with female vocals followed by man speaking in Tibetan, then more vocals. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4900 at 1116 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 1206 in the Minnin language (which sounds like Chinese). Other California DXers confirm this. (Valko, PA) 4940 at 1223 with man speaking in Chinese, followed by instrumentals. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Qinghai PBS, Xining, 5990 at *2244-2300 with IS type opening, orchestral anthem at 2250 followed by ID in Tibetan, open announcements, phone calls, and light instrumentals. Blown away by CRIs Cuba relay at 2300. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voice of Zhanghua, 7385, Beijing at 7385 with man/woman speaking in Chinese at 1147 beamed to Taiwan, //5925, 9410. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0336 with non-stop LA music. (D’Angelo, PA) 1012 with religious program in Spanish. (Valko, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5010/5055 mixing products of Radio Rebelde and RHC at 0340-0345. (Taylor, WI) 5040, Bauta from 0034-0104 with English news,  followed by “Focus on Africa” program and later Arts Roundup program. Closed with news summary before switching to Spanish. (D’Angelo, PA) 6100 with commentary at 0510, 9655 via Albania with news in Turkish at 1912.  (Padazopulos, Greece) 13740 at 2200 in Spanish with ID, music, and news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Progresso, 4765, Bejucal, with man speaking in Spanish and Cuban music at 0230. (Barton, AZ) 0246 in Spanish. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 9530 at 2208 in Pullaar with male announcer and balafon. (Sellers, BC)

EGYPTRadio Cairo/Voice of the Arabs, 12085 at 0253 with songs and talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC- Oman Relay, 6195 at 0302, man anchoring news program with reporters on news stories, 9915-Woofferton at 1902 with man speaking, then woman in news items. (Cooper, PA) 7445-Woofferton with male/female announcers and male correspondent, SEA music. Later a seeming radio play. (Taylor, WI) 9460 via South Africa at 0410 with stories about North Korea, then UK football. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, Issoudun, 9790 at 2130 with canned French announcements. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle via South Africa 6045 at 0319-0400* with woman speaking in Swahili, brief instrumentals, followed by features, news headlines at 0348, vocals at 0353, instrumentals and off, 7260 in Swahili with woman interviewing a man. (Cooper, PA) 7275 via Botswana at 0402-0430* male vocals with English lyrics, woman speaking English ID then into Arabic. (D’Angelo, PA) 17800 via Ascension at 1353 with talks in Hausa. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Oomrang, Amrum Island, 15215 via Issoudun at 1600-1700* and its annual program in German, but also some English. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, Avlis, 9420 with interview in Greek. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9935 at 2228 with talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, Agat, 15435 with sign on routine, announcements by man and a short religious lecture by a man. (Barton, AZ)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 in Spanish at 0444 with marimba music, man speaking in Spanish with ID followed by choir. (Sellers, BC) 1130 with piano and a church choir. (Barton, AZ) 0215 with man preaching in Spanish. (Cooper, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, Chennai, 4920 at 0208-9245* with woman speaking in Hindi and music selection. Couldn’t ID and seemed to go off at 0245. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 9380-Aligarh at 0114 with Indian music, flutes, and female vocals. (Barton, AZ) 9445-Delhi in English at 2100 with marching band and overseas service ID then into “foreign” Bollywood things. (KB2DMD, PA) 1342 in Hindi. (Taylor, WI) 2150 with music program, then woman with news headlines then several IDs.(Cooper, PA) 9665-Vivdah Bharati service at 0105 with Hindi music, same at 0153 check. (Sellers, BC)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15390 via Nauen in Tanghui at 1335. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio via Armenia, 9345 at 1342 in Haryanvi with woman ending broadcast and off at 1344. (Taylor, WI)

ITALYIRRS (p), 9510 at 1236 with hard and alternative rock, male announcer giving only Euro artist groups, their concert venues and dates. Off abruptly at 1257. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan via France, 5960 with ID at 0430 in Japanese. Also 13640 via UAE at 0513 with “Friends Around the World” program. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910 at 2110 in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei-2, Nagara, 6115 in Japanese with electronic pops at 1230. (Barton, AZ)
Nikkei One, 9595 at 1054 with instrumentals and announcements in Japanese. (Brossell, WI) 2223 with jazz, later man speaking in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)

MADAGASCARRadio Madagasikara, Antananarivo, 5011.3 at 0241 with Afro-pop, male announcer, usual wobbly signal. Dropped down below 5008 briefly at 0247. Freq drops after every change in audio. (Valko, PA) 0252-0330 fade out, female announcer at 0255 opening in Malagassy. Poor in noise. Thanks to Valko for the tip. (D’Angelo, PA)
World Christian Radio, 7390 at 0325 in Spanish, woman giving the ID, followed by program info and light music. (Cooper, PA) 11790-Majahanga in Arabic at 2207 with woman, music bridge. (Sellers, BC) 2237 with man/woman speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI) 17640 with African music at 2015. (Barton, AZ)

MYANMARRadio Thazin (p) 6165 at 1126. 2 signals here, one was CNR-6. The other was probably Thazin at 1135 with probable news at the top of the hour. (Valko, PA).

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 7245 at 1110 on health in the Solomon Islands. (Brossell, WI) 17675 at 0040 with man and program of punk rock to top of the hour. (Barton, AZ)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, Abuja, 7255 at 2040-2058*, man speaking in Hausa with group vocals, mentions of “Radio Nigeria,” more instrumentals and drums until carrier off. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, Kujang, 9435 in English with announcer on the greatness of DPRK and Kim Jung Un. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1106 with victory songs followed by slow instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station/KCBS, Pyongyang, 2850 at 1212 with operatic vocals which seems to be about the only thing this station offers. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1215 with patriotic choral things. (Barton, AZ) 9665 at 2137 with empathetic talk in Korean. (P) CNR-8 was co-channel and about the same strength, 08755 signing on Chinese with IS, announcements and NA. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait, 15140, at 1608 with English running late with features and music breaks in between. Into Arabic at 1616. (D’Angelo, PA) 2142 with man speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Publique Africane (via Madagascar to Burundi), 11550 at 1830-1858*, woman speaking in Kirundi, group shouts, and discussions. Closing vocal at 1856. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea),11695 at 1714-1801* with Tigrinya with talks and some HOA music, Nice ID and language change into Arabic at 1730. The program ran over the top of the hour. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Adal (via France to Eritrea), 11670 at 1513 with HOA music and Arabic talks. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Mesopotamia (via Moldava to Iran), 7455 at 2121 with songs and announcements in Kurdish. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 at 2239-2303 with II program and music. ID at top of the hour and into Chinese, //6348 and 9100 which were nearly completely jammed. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Shiokaze (Sea Breeze) (Japan to North Korea), 5935 at 1420 with woman speaking Japanese over soft music. (Barton, AZ)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 at 1200 with woman speaking in KK, music at bottom of the hour, DPRK jamming. (Barton, AZ)
Fursato No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9975 at 1602 in Japanese. QRM from WWCR-9980. (Taylor, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 11600 at 1611 in Kurdish; man interviewing woman. Program continued to 1658 to opening of Bible Voice at 1700. Either this was a tech error or the Denge feed has been extended. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINES—Radyo Pilippinas, Tinang, 15640, man speaking in English at 0200, woman with sign on,  followed by time, ID, and news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Veritas Asia, 11945 at 1107 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting, 9455 at 2255 with repeated IS and English IDs then into Mien language. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan, 6950 at 0145 with the best signal in months and things by several different groups. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Illuminati, 6150 at 1743-1748* with sign off announcement/ID and NA. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 4085u, apparently with a test. Off by 0353. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Gaga, 6935dsb at 2252-2310* with rock, man giving ID at 2310 then close. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free New England, 6925 at 0148 with rap, mellow instrumentals, male announcer. QRM from peskiest along with a whistler in LSB. Had to keep switching between AM and USB to avoid the whistler. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6940u at 0141-0210 with a variety of things featuring the word “one.” Ended with SSTV/FAX sounds. (Hassig, IL) 6955u at 0107 with “never” themed songs. (Taylor, WI)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 2341 but very weak. ID from HF Underground. (Hassig, IL) 0237 with syncpop. (Taylor, WI)
Moonlight Radio, 6940 at 2343 with a pop number. (Lobdell, MA) “WBCQ” Area 51 program relay 6935 at 0329 man mentioning “Area 51.” (Taylor, WI)
CYOT, 6940 at 0026 with CW ID, Canadian NA. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Blah Blah Blah, 6949.7 at 0238 with obscure rock. They don’t respond to reception reports, several parody songs, TV themes, and German ID. ID and off. (Taylor, WI)
ex-YHWH, 7550 as early as 0232 with usual religious talk, many mentions of Yahweh. Into a repeated program at 0304. (Valko, PA) 7615 at 0245 in and out of static floor, voice of YHWH announcer. (Taylor, WI)
X-FM at 0307 with mellow rock, “Red hat” talking, then others. Off abruptly at 0325, back on at 0332-0336. (Taylor, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 3340 at 0129, but weak; QRM from a neighbor’s plasma TV. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, Galbeni, 6020 at 0436 with woman hosting English program of domestic folk music. (D’Angelo, PA) 7340 at 0239 without announcements, //5910. Same on recheck at 0243. (Sellers, BC) 11800-Tiganesti at 2245 with news/talk in Spanish. Off at 2255 with ID, IS. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, Riyadh, 13710 at 1645 with Qur’an. (Barton, AZ) 15380 with Arabic prayers. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15380 with Qur’an at 1344. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME15460 at 1820 with man interview in Shona. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 on the attempted takeover of Unilever by Kraft Foods. (Sellers, BC) 7465 with a sports interview at 1545. (Barton, AZ) 15285 at 1120 on trade policies under Trump. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBS, 5020 at 1112 with songs and island music. (Brossell, WI) 1157 with usual ending religious segment, 1200 with instrumental and canned ID/closedown announcement. (Valko, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, Meyerton, 3345 at 0305-0327 with woman ending news, then “Africa Rise and Shine” program, //6155 often good. 15255 at 1646 with French program, into English at 1700, another change at 1800, but only for one minute before going off. (D’Angelo, PA and FCDX, PA) 9940 at 1918 with group vocal, male announcer, IS at 1934 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA) 15325 at 1630 with flute IS and talks in French. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 at 0240 in Afrikaans with classical music, female announcer followed by a pop thing. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio via Woofferton, 3955 at 2151-2200* with male/female announcers in French. man giving ID and closedown at 2159. (D’Angelo, PA) 9805 in Indonesian at 2229, man/woman with dialogue and lots of laughter. 15575 at 0157 with electronic chimes, repeated ID in Spanish. 0200 sign on. (Sellers, BC) 0945 with long phone-in report in French and 0951 with annoying double beeps every 3 seconds. Fanfare at top of the hour, several IDs by man/woman talking. (Valko, PA) 1320 on social networks there, (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimjae at 2305 in Mandarin, musical interlude, another woman at 2311. (Cooper, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, Nobljas, 9690 at 1950 with soccer coverage. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15500 at 1812 with 2 men covering soccer. (Cooper, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Mpangela, 3340 at 0312-0340* with man speaking in Shona, IS at 0325, ID and switch to Ndau. Nice ID at 0340, IS and off, 6130 ending program in with ID and announcements, IS, ID and change to Kimbundi. 0040 at 1932 with music to ID and music box IS, then into French. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 4775 with male announcer and long talk in German. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENBible Voice Broadcasting via Nauen, 7220 at 0808 and Jack Van Imp Presents, ID and contact info. Off at 0830. (Valko, PA)
IBRA Radio/Radio Ibraham via Woofferton, 15510 in the Fur language. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International via England, 3955 with German commentary at 1920. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11895 with woman speaking Russian at 1130. (Brossell,)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand/HSK9, 5875 with usual bells IS at 1115, man speaking with English ID, program announcement and more repetitions of the IS. (Valko, PA) 9390-Udorn at *1228 open carrier to gongs at 1230 and open ID, then news sponsored by Royal Thai Airlines. Plug was pulled in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 13745 in English at 0212 with man/woman discussing the U.S. travel ban. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 0001 with news by woman. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9610 at 2216 with a vocal, schedule in English, ID, into Turkish music before sign off. (Sellers, BC) 6950-Emirler at 0324 with man/woman speaking Spanish, non-stop Turkish music from 240. (D’Angelo, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Philippine Relay, 7460 in Korean at 1215. (Brossell, WI) 9510 via Vatican at 0330 in Somali, IDs at 0330, then man/woman reading news headlines. 15690-Lamprtheim at 1800 with news clips and a VOA ID. (Cooper, PA) 9765 via Woofferton at 2021 with a local African song, male announcer in Hausa, several in phone discussion. (Sellers, BC) 15580-Greenville at 2158 with pop number interrupted for ID at 2200, Yankee Doodle to just past 2200*. (Sellers, BC) 17895 via Vatican at 1617 on the Gambia situation. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia via Northern Marianas, 9315 at 1541 with group singing in Tibetan style, male/female announcers alternating, off at 0558. Barely audible CNR-1 jamming came up after sign off. (Taylor, WI) 13830 via Tajikistan with man speaking in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Marti, Greenville, 7405 in Spanish at 2230, announcements, IDs, rooster crows and mentions of “noticas de Cuba.” (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 12020 in Mandarin at 1110. (Brossell, WI) 17800 via Meyerton at 1952 with long religious talk in the Fulfulde language, brief instrumental before program close at 1959 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA)
Trans World Radio via Moldova, 7245 at 0330-0345* with religious talk in unidentified language, nice ID and familiar ID at close. Thanks to Dan Robinson for the tip. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
WRMI, Miami, 5950 at 0050 with “Jeff White and Wavescan” program, 14770 second harmonic at 0210, 11580 at 2149 with “Friday Blues Radio International” program, 15770 at 2115 with “Calling Angola,” then listing several other countries, including Poland and Switzerland, followed by WRMI ID, then Jeff White in Spanish. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry via Bulgaria, 9465 at 2248 with a preacher being interrupted with explanations by Brother Stair. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7360 at 0257 with IS, 0300 sign on with African hymn, IS, program line up. (Sellers, BC)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 6015 at 0334 with woman speaking Swahili. Poor, needed LSB and 2.3 filter. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 11735 at 2030 in Swahili, man speaking Swahili with phone calls and domestic music. (Sellers, BC)

Man hugs, high fives and back slaps to the following who helped out with their reports this time: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Richard D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Robert Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI.