Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs




ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1245 on a man who could change lives by playing his guitar. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 5865 via France at 0359 with Arabic singing and time pips at 0400. (Sellers, BC) 6155 via France at 2120-2200* in Arabic with talks, music features to 2155 when ID and frequency announcements, 5 time pips and off. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 9710 via France in Arabic at 2036 with man/woman speakers and Middle Eastern vocals. 9810 via France at 2022 in Araboc with man and (p) Qur’an recitations. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 11710-General Pacheco in English at 0305 with features, ID, jingle in several languages. English ended at 0335, 15345 at 2010 in French. Poor, with fades and heavy QRN. (Cooper, PA)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay Station, English Bay, 6135 at 0534 with man/woman speaking Hausa, 0534 with man/woman with long talk in Hausa. (D’Angelo, PA) 7305 in Hausa at 0545. 0534 with (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 2159 with promo, ID and off. (Brossell, WI) 12095 at 2115 and an interview with a writer of crime fiction. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580 at 2014 in English, 12095-Shepparton at 1150 on the U.S. election with audio clips from the candidates, then on Australian soccer teams. (Cooper, PA) 17840 at 2117 on the Australian opposition. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, Moosbrunn, 6155 at 0656-0710* with man speaking German, ID and news at 0700. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 9630 at 0515 in Hausa. (Cooper, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 5970 via Moosbrunn at 0210 with woman speaking Urdu, ID, and contact info. 11980 at 2107 discussing Bible parallels. (Cooper, PA)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, Moepeng Hill, 4930 at 0330 with ID and man/woman speaking English, 12075 at 1907 in French with man/woman announcers, 15580 at 1950 in English discussing English as a second language in other countries. (Cooper, PA) 4930 at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7275 at 0445 in Kinyarwanda, 15580 in English at 1940. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(all in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel, 3375 at 0915 with man, ID, then song by several woman singers and more male DJ. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Difusora, Londrina, 4815 at 0135 with long religious talk and several announcements, followed by ID then off at 0201. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Radio Difusora de Amazonas, Manaus, 4825 at 0945 with male DJ and instrumentals. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Cultura, Manaus, 4845 with Brazilpops at 2222, male announcer then later female announcer. (Valko, PA)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0120 with songs, one in English, later a male DJ. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Club do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0136 with male DJ, later a live “futbol” game. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao, Tefe, 4925 at 0514 with Brazilpops and IDs.(D’Angelo, PA) 1002, male announcer in a news program with audio clips. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2258 with DJ and songs. Off abruptly at 2301. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao, Tefe, 4925, at 2251 with a man giving a monologue, other speakers before a brief music bridge. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 prior to 0000 with RTTY QRM which was going off about 2/3rds of the time. ID jingle at 0201. (Valko, PA) 0155 right through the ever-present RTTY QRM, //11815. Notch filter helps with the QRM. (KB3FJO, MD) 11815 at 2340 various vocals. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 5035 at 0805 with apparent preacher, later female announcer. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5939.8 with man in long monologue, some yelling and loud talk. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, Brasilia, 6180 at 0220 with man speaking and several IDs and music bits, 11780 at 2035. (Cooper, PA)
Super Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, at 0223 with man giving long religious talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0907 with Brazilpops, woman annoucner; later found on 11985 at 0947. (Valko, PA) 11764 at 2355 with woman giving a long talk over musical background, followed by man speaking and ID, long music bridge and ID. (Cooper, PA)
Radio RB2/ Radio Club Paranaense, Curitiba, 9725 with man speaking and a long ID with list of cities given over music. 1935 at 0130 with man in possible sermon, later woman on phone. (Cooper, PA)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9819 at 0157 with man speaking to 0200 and brief music. (Taylor, WI)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11765 at 0225, man speaking with light music. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 2140 with two men in a long, animated talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
PPE time station, Rio, 10000, at 2145 and time signals with a time “pip” every 10 seconds. (Valko, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 1820 with an interview on the Canadian snipers of the Black Watch. CFRX is now blocked by Vatican Radio from 0630-0715. (Cooper, PA)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2207 with woman giving reports on skim milk, other news features, and reports. (Cooper, PA) 2349 on expected policies under President Trump. (Brossell, WI)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with ID at 2208 with ID, using that old “all new” line. (Sellers, BC)

CHINAChina Radio International, 5960 via Albania at 2111 with woman speaking on health issues in English. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 5960 at 2020 in English, 7415-Kashi in English with woman leading a round table discussion, 11640-Mali Relay at 1915 in Arabic, 11750-Xi’an at 2350 on the U.S. dollar compared to others. (Cooper, PA) 6020-Shijiazhuang, 6100-Beijing and 13790 at 1322 with English commentary or Spanish news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7260-Xi’an in Japanese at 1753, 7325-Jinhua in Japanese at 1145, 9860-Kashi at 2230 in Esperanto, 11835-Shijiazhuang in Russian at 1215. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, Network 5, 9410-Beijing with long discussion by two woman in Chinese. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
PBS, Xinjiang, Urumqi, 7260 at 1154 in Mandarin with woman and indigenous vocal, 1200 fanfare, ID, and announcer continued. (Taylor, WI)
Nei Menggu, Hot Hot, 7270 with lively talk in Mongolian at 2253. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1008 with man speaking in Chinese and various other speakers. (Cooper, PA) 1106 with Chinese talks and vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 1302 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Jinling, Nanjing, 6200 with a “double” sign on at 1230. (Perry, IL; Valko, PA) 1340. (Brossell, WI)
Quinghai PBS, Xining, 5990 in Mongolian with exotic Chinese, Asian chanting, //5915 in Chinese at 1200. (Perry, IL) 2250 in Tibetan. (Cooper, PA)
PBS Gannan, Hezuo, 5970 (t) weak and fluttery at 1230 with rustic instrumentals that could be Tibetan. (Perry, IL)
Firedrake Jammer, 9455 at 1950 vs. RFA via Saipan, with traditional Chinese music. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, 5910 at 0404 with non-stop LA vocals and ID. (D’Angelo, PA) 2231. (Cooper, PA)
La Voz de tu Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 at 2230 with 2 men and a woman in a long conversation. (Cooper, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 9710 mixing with CRI in at 0021. One in Spanish, the other in Portuguese. (Taylor, WI) 11760 in Spanish at 1735 with man speaking about on Castro. (Cooper, PA) 11880 at 2206 with ID and back to news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Progresso, Bauta, 4765 at 0215 with song in English and a Spanish ballad. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Rebelde, 5025 at 2020 with man speaking Spanish and a possible baseball game. (Valko, PA)

ECUADORHCJB/Voice of the Andes, 6050-Pichincha at 1140 in Spanish with a male singer, then man and woman talking. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Akbar Mufiha/HCJB, 7300 via Woofferton at 2114 with woman giving contact info, followed by man giving ID. (Cooper, PA) 9530 via Ascension with male speaking in Pulaar at 2147. (Taylor, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC, 9410 via UAE in English at 1828. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9740-Thailand Relay, at 1143 with man/woman and woman with ID, 9915-Woofferton at 2008 with live reports from Iraq, 17780-South Africa Relay at 1225 in French.(Cooper, PA) 11965, Woofferton in Sinhalese. Off at 1659, making way for opposition Radio Erena. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 7205-Issoudun at 2145 with ID, then talk about U.S. election, 7390 at 0551 with talks in French. (Cooper, PA) 15300 in French at 1734. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 6045 via South Africa at 0316 in Swahili, mentioning Boko Haram, 11720 via Trincomalee in Pashto at 1510, then M.E. music bridges,15290 via Issoudun at 1615 with woman interviewing another woman, followed by DW World and ID. (Cooper, PA) 15275 in French at 1716. (Brossell, WI)
Word of Deliverance, 6070 via Kall with religious program in English. Vatican was already off. (Valko, PA)
Radio Mi Amigo, 6005 via Germany (p) with rock at 0753 in apparent German between numbers. (Valko, PA)
HIT AM, 6045 via Nauen at 0902 in German then woman speaking and English info at 0903 with email address. (Valko, PA)
Radio Teos, 11900 via Nauen at 1554 ending Russian, change to Chechen, mostly religious talks. Thanks Perry tip. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2020 with talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI) 2115 with lively Greek music, man speaking in Greek. (Cooper, PA)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0235 with man preaching in Spanish. ID at 0300. (Cooper, PA) 1101 with man giving long religious talk in English.(D’Angelo, PA) 0357 in Spanish, flutes and drums at 0400. (Cooper, PA)

GUINEARadio Guinee, Conakry, 9650 at 2030 in French with male announcer and several mentions of Africa. (Cooper, PA)

GUAMKTWR, 9910 at 1146 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, Kingsway, 7520 at 1310 with G.O.S. in Urdu and man/woman with short to medium length items, 9380-Aligarh at 1139 with 9865-Bengaluru with Vividh Bharati service in Hindi at 0043. (Taylor, WI) 9445-Bengaluru at 2103 with man giving news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 2148 with contemporary Indian music. (Taylor, WI) 9380-Aligarh at 1152 with Hindi vocals. No signal on recheck a few minutes after 1158. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 9445-Bangaluru, 1670 at 2100 with an ID and news, 9575-Benglaru in Tibetan at 1320 closed at 1330.15175-Panaji (Goa), in unknown language at 1533. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio-India, (p) 9345 via Armenia with end of woman talk at 1342 in apparent Bondo language. Gone at 1244, per sked. (Valko, PA)

IRANIRIB, Sirjan, 5925 at 1835 with news in Arabic, 6135-Sirjan at 1832 with news in French. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6040 with English feature on Western policies. Couldn’t copy much due to the low signal level. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5960 via France in Japanese at 0325, 9625-Yamata in Japanese at 2055, 9855 via Madagascar, 11945 via Issoudun at 1715 in Japanese. Man/woman in an apparent play or skit, 13730 via Madagascar at 1755 in Swahili, ID and time pips prior to close at 1800. (Cooper, PA) 11665 in Japanese at 2240. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1204 in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

MALIRadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador in Arabic/French at 2106. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico City, 6185 with mostly ballads in Spanish through time checks to 0455. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDS—The Mighty KBC, 6145 via Nauen at 0002 with rock, male DJ mentioning 100,000 watts, more rock, station ID. (Cooper, PA) at 0018 with The Giant Jukebox program with various pops, jingles, and oldies. (Valko, PA) 0138 with “Uncle Eric” and rock numbers, t-shirt offer. Off suddenly at 0200. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 7355 at 1418 with earthquake coverage before the tsunami hit. (Taylor, WI) 9765-Rangitaiki at 0850 with interviews on goat’s milk, 7355 with 1980s pop, 17675 at 1340 with a news magazine program. (Barton, AZ) 9765 at 0956 on their earthquake, 5+1 time pips at 1000,11725 at 0511 covering the election. (D’Angelo, PA) 0619 with rap and male DJ. (Cooper, PA)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, Aluja, at 2026-2058* with woman speaking Hausa, music segment, man with ID, tribal drums, followed by group discussion, more tribal music. Off without announcements. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, Kujang, 6170 at 1124 in English, patriotic song, IS at 1130, NA and switch to French, 6185-Kujang at 1150 in French with woman giving long monologue. (Cooper, PA) 6170 at 1028 with OC, IS and ID by man/woman at 1330 then usual orchestral opening, 7570 at 2152 with man giving a long English talk. (Valko, PA) 9665 at 1136 with angry talks in Korean. (Brossell, WI) 11680 in Korean at 2318 with long instrumental selection. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1413 with woman speaking English, IDs, pops. Into Arabic and news at 1500. (D’Angelo, PA) 1530 in Arabic with nice Middle Eastern music, pops. (Perry. IL)

OPPOSITION—Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), at 1700-1730 with HOA music, man speaking Tigrinya. (D’Angelo, PA)
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo (via Taiwan to the Hmong people), 7530 at 2232 with soft instrumental and long talk in (p) Hmong. (Valko, PA)
Radio Dandal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria), 7415 at 0505 in Kanuri with man talking, later woman talking. (Cooper, PA) 12050 at 2032-2059* with heated discussion in the Kanuri language under WEWN. Woman with closedown announcement, brief drums at close. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Manara Radio (via France to Nigeria), 17765 at 1613-1640 fadeout with man speaking Hausa and brief instrumentals. Complete fade out at 1640. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1645 in Hausa. Off the air at 1658. (Cooper, PA)
Shiokaze (Via Japan to North Korea), 5910 in Japanese at 1302 with woman giving a long talk in Japanese. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1405, with piano IS, ID, woman over piano. (Taylor, WI) 1425 with woman speaking Japanese over soft piano. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Inyabutatu (via France to Rwanda), 17870 at 1706 with long talk in Kinyarwanda. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Tamazuj, (via France to Sudan) 15540 at 1450 with man speaking Sudanese taking apparent phone call. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Madagascar to Sudan), at 1618 in Sudanese. Man interviewing another, ID repeated. (Cooper, PA) Man/woman with a discussion. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Eye Radio (via France to Sudan), 17730 at 1641-1655* with man speaking Arabic, several Eye Radio IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Moldova to Turkey), 9400 at 2115 in Kurdish man talking and Kurdish music. Some QRM from WRMI on 9395. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Munansi (via WWRB to Uganda), 15240 at 1626-1720 with man giving a long talk in Luganda language. Fair, but quickly went downhill. (D’Angelo, FCDX)) 1640 but weak and fluttery. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting, Bocaue, 9430 at 1350 in Mandarin with man/woman announcers talking, woman chorus singers, seeming ID at 1400. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Veritas Asia (p) 15355-Palauig at 2311 in Filipino with man talking, brief musical bridge, then more talk. (Cooper, PA) 15620 in Tagalog at 1539. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0013 with scary SFX and program of Halloween type music. Also 6940 at 0048. (Taylor, WI) 0015. (Cooper, PA).
Pee Wee Radio, 6924 at 0130 with rock/pop, CW ID. Off about 0158. (Taylor, WI) 6930u at 0238 with SFX of dive bombing plane, lots of other SFX, CW ID over music at 0241, another at 0255. (Valko, PA)
Moonlight Radio, 6935u at 0048 with weak music, ID and off. (Taylor, WI) 0015 with weak song, ID, but unable to copy email address, (Hassig, IL)
Amphetamine Radio, 6923u at 2152 with man speaking and ID and High Speed Pirate Radio Halloween Show, ID, followed by rock music. (Cooper, PA)
Electric Circus Shortwave, 6925u at 0018 with an Slow-Scan TV broadcast, CW ID, and off. (Taylor, WI)
Cupid Radio, 15979 at 1520 with man speaking English and “Euro pop,” lots of noise and fading, read some reception reports. (Cooper, PA)
XFM, 6860 at 0042 with music, short intro and shout outs to HF Underground. Still going at 0233. (Taylor, WI) 0049 with ID, lots of noise and QRM. (Cooper, PA)
XLR8, 6950 at 2238 but suddenly better at 2258 with ID at 2301. (Taylor, WI)
Sekio Radio, 6925u at 2147, weak music, news parody, CW and SSTV, another rant, punkish/rap. (Taylor, WI)
General Overseas Service of Partial India Radio, 9635u at 0034 with a variety of music, parodies. Off at 0150. (Taylor, WI)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930u at 0131 with Russian rap, ID, another rap number, skit and variety program. (Taylor, WI) 0225 with Slavic-style rap. Off at 0228. (Cooper, PA)
Doctor Detroit, 6935 at 2206 with several rock pieces, faded 2222. (Lobdell, MA) 2301 with rock, poor audio. ID from HF Underground. (Cooper, PA) 2320 Halloween material. QSL said was relayed by Radio Illuminati. (Taylor, WI)
Renegade Radio, 6925u at 0109 with Adams Family TV theme, ID 0147, then rock. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Fury, 6945 at 0208 with barely audible music, ID into music program. (Taylor, WI) 0232 with rap, DJ, ID, and talk about Halloween. (Cooper, PA)
Witch City Radio, 6873.4 at 2316 with music, talk, later after top of hour could hear music and an ID. (Taylor, WI) 2330 with man telling a Halloween story. (Cooper, PA)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 2130 with old comedy programs. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Fusion Radio, 6925u at 0243 with sirens, Ghostbusters TV theme. (Taylor, WI)
Canadian Radio After Dark, 6950u, at 0205 with unidentified music and barely audible talk which came up enough for the ID. (Taylor, WI)
“Relay Station,” 6975 at 0213 with spooky sounds, and info on where to write for QSL and a CD, then a Halloween-type story. (Cooper, PA)
Euro Temptations Shortwave, 6930u with techno dance at 1656, CW ID at 1701. Off with 2 Slow-Scan TV images at 1818. (Valko, PA)
Radio Black Arrow, (Euro), 6257 at 0813 right into current pop. Finally settled on 6256. (Valko, PA)
Channel Z (p), 6937.5 at 2032-2043 testing with usual IS and music. Off and on several times. (Lobdell, MA) 2127 with male DJ and ’60s pop. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Focus Intl, 6286.8 at 0717 with pop vocals, heavy fade. (Valko, PA)
LHH Relay, (Euro), 6205 at 0635, nearly gone by 0702, several pop/rock things and IDs between. Stayed with them to 0839. (Valko, PA)
Enterprise Radio (Euro), 15059.8. Extremely weak at 1616, but best on peak at 1626 before a complete drop out. (Valko, PA)
Radio Merlin International (Euro), 6305 found at 0716 with threshold level audio, music at 0737, some UTE data transmissions after 0740. (Valko, PA)
Radio Casanova (Euro), 6230 signal on at 0818. Nice peak at 0839, sounded like a canned Italian ID at 0841. Some SSB QRM. (Valko, PA)
Radio Uferlos (Euro), 9214.9 already there at 0658, SSB traffic after 0728, rock/pop stuff. (Valko, PA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, Tiganesti, 5910 with spill from 5920-WHRI at 0248. RRI had man speaking in possible Afro language. (Valko, PA) 5955-Tiganesti at 1833 with news in Serbian, 7235-Tiganesti at 2004 with news in Spanish. (Padazopulos, Greece) 5990-Tiganeti in Romanian at 1833, 6170-Tiganesti at 2132 in English on voting there and Moldova and local car accidents, 7375-Galbeni at 2150 with woman giving news in English, 17765-Galbeni with various English features, news, Inside Romania program.(Cooper, PA) 7310-Tiganesti at 2135 with news in English, 7340 at 0415 reviewing programs for the coming week. (Sellers, BC) 15130 at 1419 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 6195 in English at 2150, off the air at 2200, 11900 in French at 1930, ID at 1945, 12075 at 2055 in Hausa. Off at 2100, per sked.15460 at 1815 in the Shona language with news clips. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, Riyadh, 9675 at 2045 in Turkish with man speaking followed by a woman. Off with Saudi anthem at 2050. (Cooper, PA) 9870 in Arabic at 2235. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 6195 at 2201 with news in English. (Cooper, PA)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia Intl (p) 3985 via Kall (Germany), 0642 ending English talk by man, mention of Slovakian people. Gone after 0700. (Valko, PA)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 at 1151 with slow island vocals but squeezed by Stair on the low side and Rebelde on the upper. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 3345 at 0320 with man speaking English. Used both USB and LSB to address the poor reception, 15235 at 1701-1800 with news, African Digest,17830 at 1655 in Kinyarwanda with man giving a long monologue, into a promo in English. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 in Afrikaans at 0225 with male DJ. (Cooper, PA) 2147 with woman hosting pop things in Afrikaans. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 3955 via Woofferton with news in German at 2001. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9640 at 1555 with pops, KBS IS and English open. (Barton, AZ) 15575 in Korean at 1438. (Brossell, WI) 9840 via UAE at 2005 in Arabic giving out contact info for the Arabic service, then man/woman talking. (Cooper, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior Espana, 9690-Nobeljas, at 1207 with soccer in Spanish. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2051 with live sports. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting Corp.,11750 with pops at 1725 went through bottom of hour with music, Some slop from Cuba on 11760. (Valko, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Manzini, 3340 at 0300 in Shona/Ndau with male announcer, followed by male preacher. 9940 at 1925 in Lingala with long monologue, religious-sounding hymn, woman speaking French later on. (Cooper, PA)

SWEDENRadio Ibraham/IBRA Radio, Woofferton, 9635 at 1735 in the Bedawi language. Perhaps with a sermon. (Taylor, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 3955 via England with interview. (Padazopulos, Greece) (t) 9450 at 2224 with talk in Chinese and man talking over instrumental, followed by group discussion. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 9625-Paochung at 2314 in Thai. (Cooper, PA) 0680 in Mandarin at 1255. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, Udorn, 5875 at 1110 in Vietnamese with male announcer, chimes/bells and into ID in English. (Cooper, PA) Familiar gongs at 1114 followed by English ID: “This is HSK9, Radio Thailand World Service...,” then into Khmer, 9390 at *1228-1300* with O/C, news in English, ad string. Some fades near the end of transmission. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, Ermirler, 5960 at *2257 with IS and woman with periodic IDs, another with opening announcements. (D’Angelo, PA) 2002 in Turkish, 6050-Emiler at 1955 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2300 sign on then news. (Cooper, PA, D’Angelo, PA) 15350 in (l) Turkish. (Brossell, WI)

UKRAINERadio Ukraine International, 11580 via Florida at 0205 with mailbag program in English. WRMI switched to Radio Prague in English at 0230. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

UNITED STATES—VOA-Thailand Relay, 6045 at 1202 with woman and Chinese program, 15620 via Woofferton at 1621 with Somali program. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1310, 6080 via Vatican at 0305 with man giving news headlines, 7420-Philippine Relay, 2225 in Khmer, 9800-Philippine Relay in Korean at 1427, 11900 via South Africa in Amharic at 1855, 12075 via Vatican at 2125 in French with woman on how to talk in an office environment. (Cooper, PA) 15220-Greenville in French/Creole at 2135. (Cooper, PA) 9605-Philippines Relay at 1447 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 in Tibetan at 1333, 15450 via Woofferton at 1439. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 5860 via UAE at 0110 in Farsi, songs, ID at 0113. (Cooper, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via Nauen at 1905 in (p) Wolof, 15480 via Madagascar at 1954 in Arabic, later an ID, 17570 at 2001 in (p) Mossi language with man/woman talking, several time pips at 2001, 17800 in Fulfulde with woman/man talk, instrumentals. Off at 2000 as scheduled. (Cooper, PA) 15480 via Madagascar in Arabic at 1935, 17800 at 1954 in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI)
TWR, 11750 via Nauen at 1920 with man talking, then woman talking in the (p) Wolof language, 15155-Nauen at 1730 in Oromo, then ID and more in Oromo. (Cooper, PA)
WRMI, Miami, 5985 at 0432 with Jeff White reading reception reports. (Sellers, BC)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 9660 at 2053 in French with African service, 11625 via Madagascar at 1753 with man/woman speaking in French, later ID as Vatican Radio Africa, 15330 at 1440 in Urdu. (Cooper, PA) 15595 in Arabic at 1548. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, Son Tay, 11720 at 2330 with woman/man speaking in Vietnamese. (Taylor, WI) 12019-Son Tay, at 2320 with man/woman speaking Indonesian and musical interludes. (Cooper, PA)

ZAMBIAVoice of Hope, 9680 ending program at 0729, into Word of Hope Ministry, then the Unshackled program. (Valko, PA) 11680 at 0544 with rock/pop and English. (Cooper, PA) 13680 at 1505 with inspirational music, much better with preacher at 1630. (Wood, MA) 1635-1701*. (D’Angelo, PA)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corp., Dole, 11735 at 18907 with man talking and news in Swahili, not English as I was hoping for. (D’Angelo, PA) 1956 in Swahili, 5+1 time pips at 2000. (Cooper, PA) 2106 with several “Spice FM” IDs by man over music, female announcer between songs, off late at 2111. (Valko, PA)

THANKS
Back slaps, man hugs and high fives to all the guys who did the good thing this time: Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Richard D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Arthur Delibert, KB3FJO, North Bethesda, MD; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; and Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA.

Thanks to each of you! Until next month: Keep on keepin’ on!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs



ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1212 with a Bible story about Joseph and his brothers in Egypt. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 7295 via France at 0403-0428 with news in Arabic by man and woman, into Holy Qur’an at 0414. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 General Pacheco at 2205 with domestic songs and Spanish male announcer. (Sellers, BC) 2035 with male announcer and ballad. (KB2DMD, PA) With Spanish talks at 2216. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDSBBC World Service, 11810-English Bay at 2123-2132 on the European Union and immigration issues. ID at 2129, then news at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840-Shepparton at 2141 interviewing the head of the Indonesia Project. (KB2DMD, PA)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4855-Alice Springs at 1221 with an Eric Clapton number. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia/HCJB, 9900-Kununurra in (l) Burmese at 1212, followed by “thanks for listening to their program for Myanmar.” 11590 at 1210 with talks in (l) Rawang. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155 at 0610 with news in German at 0610, a brief bit of music, then off. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 17605 at 1450 with talks in (l) Afar, ID and address, followed by shutdown. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 15580 at 2045 interviewing an African composer. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese. -GLD)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0343-0358 with domestic pop and male announcer. ID and announcements, closedown announcements followed by choral anthem. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0332-0340* serious discussion by 2 men, ID at 0337, ID, announcements and into pop, which seemed to be cut in mid-song. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135.2 at 0014-0043. Male announcer and mix of talks and music. Jingle ID at 0027. Long religious discussion at 0034, //11855 was pretty good. (D’Angelo, PA) 11856.3 at 2355 with male talking over slow background music. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rio Mar, Manaus, 9664.5 on 9694 at 1059-1111 with an ad string, Top-of-Hour ID and apparent news by man/woman. (Delibert, MA)

CHINAChina Radio International, 6175 Albania relay at 2217-2238 with Portuguese talks, followed by music. (D’Angelo, PA) 9540-Beijing at 1150 with talks in (l) Cantonese, 9600-Kunming at 1203 with world news, 9890-Lingshi in (l) Uyghur at 1217, 11935 at 1206 in Russian and 15600-Kunming at 1247 in (l) Malay. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1251 playing “Love is Blue” followed by woman speaking in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in Spanish at 0518 with segued LA pop songs, TC and ID at 0529. Transmitter hum heard during the pauses. (Sellers, BC)
La Voz de su Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 6020 in Spanish with pop songs and ballads, also a couple of songs in English and several IDs. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORRadio Ahkbar Mufriha (HCJB), 11895 via Ascension Island at 2206-2315* with instrumentals, followed by man speaking in an African language. Closedown with announcements, drums, and French ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9900 at 2124 with woman introducing “Another edition of ….” Couldn’t understand the rest due to muffled audio. (Sellers, BC) 9965 in Arabic at 0339. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLANDBBC, 11750-Thailand Relay at 1219 on hostilities in Iraq. (Brossell, WI) 7425 via South Africa at 0605 with an ID and news. (Sellers, BC) 12095-Oman Relay at 0229 with English talks. Off briefly at 0303, then resumed. (KB2DMD, PA) 15319-Wooferton at 1714 in (l) Dari. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 11700-Issoudun at 2014-2030* with woman in studio with a remote feed and man speaking in (l) Hausa on events in Nigeria, short instrumental segment, ID and closedown announcements at 2028. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2131 with Greek music. (Sellers, BC)

GUAMTrans World Radio/KTWR, Agat, 9910 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4025 in Spanish at 0433 with old time hymns, “Radio Truth” ID followed by preacher in English with Spanish translation. (KB2DMD, PA) Children’s chorus doing their national anthem and off at 0608. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 11670-Bangaluru, at 2040 with the end of the Hindi program at 2045, then into English G.O.S. and an extensive list of frequencies for Europe, then review of the Indian press. (Perry, IL) 2116-2154 with Hindi vocals and female announcer and full ID, followed by interview with an opera singer. (D’Angelo, PA) 2128 fair with a speech 2203, //9445. (Sellers, BC) with English news, 15040-Bangaluru at 1231 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell WI)

IRANVOIRI, 9770 at 0345 with frequency list followed by instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via Issoudun at 0320-0406 in Japanese with long talk and instrumentals. ID and new program mentioning “NHK.” ID again at 0359, followed by news at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA) 6090 at 1110 in Russian. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1231 with woman talking in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2142 with French pops, African hi-life. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 7395 via Nauen at 0105-0207 with program of ’70s hits, jingles, ads, and email responses from listeners. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangataiki with classical vocals at 1125. (Brossell, WI) 11725 at 0510 with sports news, a promo for Morning Report, then weather, 15720 with news at 2202, then a promo and weather. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0620 in Hausa with possible news and many mentions of Nigeria, //9690.

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang at 2208 with orchestral music, more at 2215. Off at 2222. Sign off listed for 2220 and listed to be in Japanese. 13760 with classical singing, //s 9445, 11735 and 15180. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait, 15140 with Arabic songs at 2137. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (to China via Tajikistan), 15495 in Tibetan at 1425. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Forum of Eritreans (to Ethiopia via France), 15245 at 1732-1757* with long talk in (l) Tigrinya, then some HOA music. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (to Iran via Moldavia), 11600 at 2055 with bizarre Kurdish music, earlier noted peaking around 1400. (Perry, IL)
Dandal Kura Radio (to Nigeria via Issoudun), 11830 at 2015-2059* with mostly talks in Kanuri, short segments of local music, closed with instrumental to carrier termination. (D’ Angelo, PA)
Radio Biafra (p) (to Nigeria via France), 15560 at 1955-1958* with the tail end of an English talk. Carrier was cut during the talk so no chance for an ID. Noted again the next day at 1930-1958* with non-stop talk by several people but impossible to get any content details. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope (to North Korea via Taiwan), 6003 at 1036 in listed Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj (to Sudan via Vatican), 15550 in Arabic at 1516. (Brossell, WI)
Que Me Radio (to Vietnam via Palau), 9930 at 1218 with talks in (l) Vietnamese. (Brossell, WI)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9400 at 1350 with woman speaking in Mandarin, 9920 at 1223 with talks in (l) Jarai. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Burn It Down Radio, 6950u at 0034-0055 with a variety of pop and rock and man making occasional IDs. Also 6962 at 0045-0102* with various rock things, ID, and slogan “discovering the world one frequency at a time.” (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 2224-2245 with an “RPM” show, ID, and quick fadeout at 2245. Also 0025-0040* with the tail end of their Halloween show. (Lobdell, MA) 2316-0014 with pop/rock. DJ Dick Weed <dickweed@gmail.com> read my post in HF Underground.
Wolverine Radio, 6945u at 2330-0027 with numbers about animals, including things from the Rolling Stones. (Hassig, IL) 2314-2331. (Lobdell, MA) 6955u at 2330-0016 with Halloween songs. (Hassig, IL) 2340 with tales of ghosts and vampires. IDs with  Slow-Scan TV (SSTV) SFX just before 0015 sign off. (Lobdell, MA)
Liquid Radio, 6925 with “dance” things at 0031. (Hassig, IL)
KIPM, 6950 at 0018 with “Hollow Earth” program and the defunct Elkhorn, Nebraska, P.O. Box. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975 at 0103 taking phone calls and reading emails to xfmshortwave@gmail.com. I called him and he put me on the air. (Hassig, IL) C-QUAM stereo at 0050.with great AM modulation. Male DJ playing requests, taking phone calls. Had a huge amount of postings on hfunderground.com. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0100 with Phil Harris/Alice Faye, and George Burns/Gracie Allen shows. (Hassig, IL)
CCC/Cold Country Canada, 6969 at 2148-2246* on Bob Marley. Frequent IDs. Announcer said he was drinking Coke, not beer, and seemed apologetic about it. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Ronin SW, 6954 at 0015-0023 with a number by Ten Years After, then talk about that group and ID by man. (Lobdell, MA)
Classic Pirate Radio Relay Service, 6925 at 2236-2305* relaying early ’90s pirate “The Crooked Man.” CPRRS ID by woman at close. (A new one? - Lobdell, WI)
Radio Casablanca, 6950.7 at 2315-0027* with Halloween-themed tunes from the ’30s and early ’40s by Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and others, ID and off with French NA. (Lobdell, WI) 0015-0027* An email from Rick Blaine informed me of this transmission and I caught the last 12 minutes of 1930s music. (D’Angelo, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6924.7 at 2140 with R-rated SSTV/FAX that were seen on HFU. (Hassig, IL) 6925u at 2354 with guy playing rock, IDs, SSTV. 6930u at 0132-0140 with ID, rock, SSTV images. (Lobdell, MA)
WRRI Radio Random International 6925 at 0025 with rock/pop. (Hassig, IL)
Shortwave Ghost, 6976 at 2235, but poor, with an apparent Halloween theme. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Halloween, 6922 poor at 2110 with spooky stuff, radiohalloween@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
TCS Relay Network/The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 2335-0038 with Halloween-themed songs and Edgar Allen Poe readings. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 2339 with The Halloween Playhouse, rock and a scary story. tcsshortwave@gmail.com (Hassig, IL)
Laser Hot Hits (Irish), 4026 at 0439 with a just audible vocal. (KB2DMD, PA)
Rock Music Network (Euro), 6304.2 at 2130-2150 with polkas and talk in unidentified language. ID per HFU. (Lobdell, MA)
WREC/Radio East Coast, 6955u at 2340 with “P.J. Spurs” and a classic Halloween program including lots of scary numbers. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Desperado (Euro) 6265 at 2132 with rock/pop, English ID by man. Reports to desperado89@gmail.com. (Lobdell, MA.
Reflections Europe (Euro), 6295 at 2042-2225+ with canned religious programming. Full ID with web info at 2220. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7310 at 2128 with IS, 2130 sign on with theme music and ID. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay-Pinheira, 4960 at 0448 with VOA News in English. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC-Far East Relay Station, 11995 at 0246 in Burmese on Papal visits, with audio clips in English. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH AFRICARadio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0402-0423 with news in Afrikaans, followed by woman making some announcements and music. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 11810 at 2201 introducing news beginning with the headlines. (Sellers, BC) 15575 at 1442 with Korean talks. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 9690 discussing Argentina at 2133. (Sellers, BC) 15490-Nobeljas with Spanish announcements and U.S. ballads at 2149. (Brossell, WI) 17855-Nobeljas at 2133-2205* with man and woman speaking Spanish, closedown announcements at 2200, IS until carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA) 2138 in Spanish. (KB2DMD, PA)

SRI LANKAAdventist World Radio, 11925 via Trincomalee at 0008 with woman speaking in Chinese. Used LSB to get through some jamming. (KB2DMD, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9680 at 1233 with woman speaking in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1234 with news and ad for Bangkok Airways. (Sellers, BC) 1245 in English to 1300 with ads and IDs, woman reading regional news alternating with man. Had some splash from WRMI-9395. (Perry, IL)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9610 at 2155 with an apparent commentary, but too weak to understand. (Sellers, BC) 15520 in Turkish at 1719, off at 1729. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Thailand Relay, 6045 at 1225 with man speaking Mandarin, 7460 Philippine Relay at 1251 in (l) Korean, 9950 Northern Marianas Relay in (l) Vietnamese at 1411. (Brossell, WI)
Deewa Radio (VOA) 12035 Kuwait Relay at 0256 in Pashto. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 7505 via Tajikistan at 2224-2259 with long talk in (l) Tibetan to close at 2258. Mixing with the Chinese jammer. (D’Angelo, PA) 13830 via Tajikistan at 1352 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 17570-via Nauen at 1725 with talks in (l) Amharic. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9965 via Palau at 1356 with choir. Off at 1400. (Brossell, WI)
Hobart Radio International/WRMI, 9955-Okcheeobee at 0322 with opening ID and announcements featuring World Music Special; plenty of station IDs along the way. (D’Angelo, PA
Radio Payam e-Doost (to Iran via Moldova), 7460 at 0255-0315* with long Farsi language talks and periodic instrumentals. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 1625 at 0512 beginning a recorded sermon about sins. (Sellers, BC) 15370 via Philippines at 1240 with talks in Russian. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1220. (Brossell, WI) 12005 via Woofferton at 0251 on the Vietnamese marriage ceremony. (KB2DMD, PA) 12020 at 1232 with news, poor, as was //9840. (Sellers, BC)