Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 2018 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1409 in English, but overwhelmed by co-channel RNZI, 7370 at 1301 with the KNLS signature tune, then into Chinese. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 5905 via Issoudun at 2149 with Holy Qur’an mixed with musical pieces, male announcer in Arabic prior to closedown at 2200. (D’Angelo, PA) 7295 via Issoudun at 0405 with man speaking in Arabic and local music. (Strawman, IA)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond, 9610, Kununurra at 1328 with Indian music, closing Hindi with English announcements and off at 1329. (Sellers, BC)
Ozy Radio, Glenmore Park (NSW), 5045 at 1236 with music, apparent news at 1240, usually an announcer between songs. Followed until 1415 when I had to go to work. (Sellers, BC)

BOLIVIARadio Mosoj Chaski, possibly Cochabamba, 3310 at 0217 with man in Quechuan and mellow vocals. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Pio Doce, Siglo Veinte, 5952 with Spanish talk between 2 men, studio and field reports in an Andean language. (Perry, IL)
Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6135 nice signal at 0938 with ranchero-style songs, full ID by woman at 0940, news in Spanish. (Perry, IL)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4930 ending news at 0205 and into music program. (Taylor, WI) 9815 at 0343-0406 with man in Kirundi, brief instrumental, ID, vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 12075 at 1953 with French service to North Africa, announcements over music bed, 2000 woman reading the news. (Strawman, IA) 15580 at 1610 with an excellent signal in English. (Perry, IL)

BRAZIL—(all in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875.2 at 0132 with male DJ and instrumentals. (Taylor, WI) 0339-0356* with man hosting programs of Brazilian pop music, ID, and frequency mention at 0355 as part of closedown then a brief instrumental before close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0230 with Portuguese covers of rock things, male announcer, ID at 0200 and into Brazilian ballads. (Taylor, WI) 0343 with man speaking and a heavy reverb. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, possibly Tefe, 4925 at 0000, poor with man speaking through top of the hour, ID and into music. (Taylor, WI) 1005. (Perry, IL)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 with program of lively Brazilian music, including some sambas and a male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 9665 at 0115 with man speaking and ID. (KB2DMD, PA) 0341 with long religious talk followed by discussion by several men, choral vocals at 0354, ID at 0359, more vocals at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA) 2345 with talks. (Brossell, WI)
RB2, Curitiba, at 6040 with lively upbeat music, 9725 at 0110 with crooner and female vocal backup. (KB2DMD, PA) 2211 with monologue by woman with occasional comments by a man. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 9515 with morning DJ show at 0850. No ID through 0905. (Perry, IL)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9820 at 0108 with music amidst much QRN. (KB2DMD, PA) 0955 (p) with decent, but fading signal so couldn’t make out the announcements. (Perry, IL)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0415-0452 with man giving long religious talk, another with ID at 0432, followed by vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855 at 2254; male announcer, ID, time pips, and more talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 2314 with commercial mention and News Talk10-10 ID, then a traffic report. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), with world news at 0000. (Brossell, WI)
Bible Voice, (p) 15380 via Nauen in Arabic at 1745, woman speaking in Arabic with Middle Eastern-style music breaks. (Taylor, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7285 via Albania with woman speaking and an English program on literature, 2054 with Chinese language lesson, then news and roundtable from 2100. (Taylor, WI) 7325-Xi’an at 2124-2130* with non-stop talk in Serbian to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 7350-Kashi at 2350 in English with man talking, 12035-Xi’an at 0003 with news in possible Mandarin. (Strawman, IA) 0139 in English on manufacturing but somewhat tough with trans-polar flutter. (KB2DMD, PA) 7325-Jinhua in Japanese at 1205, 9590-Kashi in Spanish at 2340. (Brossell, WI)
Beibo Bay Radio, 9820 at 2258, competing with CNR, Beibo Bay listed as being in English, Thai, and Khmer at this time. CNR was airing pops. (Delibert, MD)
CNR-8, 11800, Beijing at 0028 with man speaking in Mongolian and folk things. I noted 19 CNR or CRI outlets on 25 meters between 0000-0100. Quite unusual to find this many at this hour. (Taylor, WI) CNR-17m, Lingshi, 11630 at 0015 in Kazakh with female announcer and folk things. (Taylor, WI)
PBS-Baiding, possible 6200 at 1303 in Tibetan, female announcer with mellow vocals. (Taylor, WI)
China Huayi Broadcasting, 6185, Fuzhou, possibly at 1257 in Mandarin, theme-like music, Chinese choral things. (Taylor, WI)
Quinghai PBS, 5990, Xining with Chinese pops at 1058, two announcements by woman, another by man/woman, live man/woman speaking in Chinese. Slop from both sides. (Valko, PA) 6145 at 1110 with nice subcontinental music with man speaking in non-tonal language. (Perry, IL)
Nei Menggu PBS, 9520, Hothot at 0029 with man speaking in Mandarin. (Taylor, WI)
Firedrake music jammer, 7300 also at 2000-2100 seemingly against the unlisted VOA Relay on Tinian, Northern Marianas. (Figlilozzi, NY) As the late A.R. Niblack used to say about unidentifieds, “needs further work.”

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0410-0509 with LA vocals and Spanish talk, occasional IDs, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
La Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 at 0416-0440 with man speaking in Spanish, light instrumentals and vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050, Pinchincha in Quechuan at 0155 with group singing. (KB2DMD, PA) 9530 via Ascension with man speaking in Pullar at 2148 and a lively sermon, later a second man joined him. (Taylor, WI)
HCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 7300 via Woofferton at 2104-2144*, brief 15-minute segments and contact info at 2115, again at 2130 prior to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 2156 at 2158 in Hassinya Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9719.6, Abis at 2202-2249 with female announcer and news, ID at 2206, Egyptian music and other features. Somewhat muddy audio. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7285 via UAE at 0318-0359* with several men speaking in Arabic, brief instrumental, and more talk,*0400 via Woofferton opening in Arabic with more talk. (Taylor, WI) 7445, Woofferton at 0134 with talks in Dari. (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 0408 with group discussion, woman giving station ID at 0430. D’Angelo, PA) 11625 in Amharic, male announcer with music bridge at 1712. (Taylor, WI)

ETHIOPIAEthiopian Broadcasting, 7238v at with a huge signal at 0356. Weak with some music, then into man talking, probably news. Almost no modulation, despite the monster carrier. (Perry, IL) Barely visible carrier at 1331, but massive ham QRM. Went off at 1703. (Valko, PA)
Radio Deegaanka Soomaalida, 5940 at 1940. Just music to top of the hour, blasted by Algeria’s sign on at 2000. (Valko, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 7205 in French at 2147. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15165 via France at 1604 with talks in Amharic. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, Avlis, 9420 in Greek at 2152. (Brossell, WI)

GUAM—Adventist World Radio, 7510 at 1416 sudden sign on in Korean, 9445 at 1400 sign on with music, man/woman talking in Chinese, 11800-Agat at 2235 in Indonesian, then a hymn in English. (Sellers, BC)

GUINEARadio Guinneene, Conakry, 9650 ID at 1028, though beginning to fade at this point. (Perry, IL) 1859 with local vocals, nice xylophone solo, canned ID at 1900, then man giving several IDs, program intro by woman at 1902. (Valko, PA) In French at 2120. (Brossell, WI) 2126-2145* with great hi-life music hosted by man in French, ID, program ended suddenly in mid-song. (D’Angelo, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4900, Chennai in Tamil at 1302, woman with South East Asian music. 13695, Bengaluru in English with South East Asian music. (Taylor, WI) 5010-Thiruvananthupuram at 1156 with man/woman speaking in English, subcontinental music to at least 1200, still going at 1210, but gone at 1219 recheck, 7550-Bengaluru at 1935 with English ID at 1943 and English close then into Hindi at 1945, 7555.7-Delhi with vocal at 1209 and announcer in unknown language. (Valko, PA) 7550-Bengaluru at 2101 in English with news read by man/woman and low level audio, much weaker on //9445, 11620 at 1421 with listed English service. Weak with just bits and pieces of audio. (Strawman, IA) 9445-Bengaluru at 2104 with news headlines, 11560-Panaji (Goa), in Pashto at 1450. (Brossell, WI)
TWR-India, 9745 via Armenia with preacher in English at 1312, hymn, frequency announcements and IS. (Sellers, BC) 1400 in English. (Perry, IL)
AWR-India, 17730 via Madagascar now on in English from 1600-1630 and requesting reports to (Perry, IL)

INDONESIAVoice of Indonesia, 9525 at 2049 but very weak in French, domestic music. Man back at 2056 with long announcement, brief music, woman at top of the hour. Finally off at 2102. Quite unusual for this hour. (Wood, MA) 1300 into English after Japanese with fanfare, ID, frequencies, program rundown and into news. (Valko, PA)

IRANIRIB, 6040, Sirjan, at 1920 with usual soft music, opening ID by man, Arabic music at 1925. (Valko, PA) 7360, Sirjan at 2116-2130* with woman speaking in Spanish and domestic music. Off at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPANRadio Japan, 5960 via France with a radio drama in Japanese at 0411. (KB2DMD, PA) 11815 at 1424 two men talking in Japanese with folk songs. (Strawman, IA) 13730 via Madagascar in Swahili with alternate man/woman announcers at 1751. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nikkei 2, 3945 at 1256 with female announcer, Japanese pops. Nikkei-1, 3925 at 1254 male/female announcers and long talk by man, //6055. (Taylor, WI)

MADAGASCARWorld Christian Broadcasting, 7330 with their “La Voz Alegre” Spanish service at 0300. (Perry, IL) 11610-Mahajanga with a religious program in Mandarin at 2118-2142. Address at 2129 during station break. (D’Angelo, PA) 11640 at 2140, 11790 at 2206 with “Radio Feda” service. (Brossell, WI) 11945 at 2006 with talk in Arabic, classical music, and religious vocals. (Strawman, IA)
African Pathways Radio, Mahayana, 11825 with English religious talk, man with IS, frequency announcement, Bible for Children series and This Day in History. (D’Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIA—RTM-Sarawak FM, 9835, Kajang best ever reception with man reading the news at 1226, followed by a promo, Asian romantic ballads, 2 women in discussion, DJs. (Valko, PA)

MEXICORadio Mil, Mexico City, 6010 with a variety of Mexican music. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 7425, Rangataiki, 1233-1259* with 2 men talking about farming techniques, ID, woman hosting pop. (D’Angelo, PA)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255, Ikorodu at 0654-0712 in Hausa, brief instrumental at 0700, ID and into French with more short instrumentals. (D’Angelo, PA) 2050 ending pop/dance song, Hausa ID and mentions of Nigeria and “NDIC Lagos.” Massive signal and free of ham QRM. (Valko, PA)
Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, at 2138 with possible election results. (Perry, IL)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9445 at 2249 in Chinese over weaker India. (Sellers, BC) 11710 at 1450 with martial music and talks in French. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 11975, Thumrait at 1140 with Arabic talks by a woman and a man. Scheduled to 1700 in Arabic. (Perry, IL) 15140 in Arabic 1658. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Khmer (p) (via Tashkent to Cambodia), 12150 early but too weak at 1130, then man and what sounded like a phoned-in report. Horrible audio. (Valko, PA)
Radio Biafra (Okeechobee to Nigeria), 7240 at *0500 opening with woman giving English ID, then music features, //11530, 1930-2000 with woman giving station ID, mentioning an important announcement on upcoming elections, giving broadcasting schedule. Seemed to be repeated the next day. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free North Korea (via Uzbekistan to North Korea), 9470 just after sign on at 1200 when woman came on speaking Korean at 1201. Woman ended Korean talk at 1256, vocal at 1256 off at 1259. (Valko, PA)
North Korea Reform Radio (via Uzbekistan to North Korea), 7500 weak at 2045 just threshold audio and some SSB QRM. (Valko, PA)
Shiokaze (Japan to North Korea), 7410 at 1330 barely able to hear instrumental at start of English under CRI. (Valko, PA)
Voice of Freedom (South Korea to North), 5920 at 1121, male announcer, music but too much slop from 5925-CNR. (Valko, PA)
Voice of the Wilderness (Uzbekistan to North Korea), 7625 at 1229 early sign on, trumpet fanfare, soft opening music, then talk, later woman spaking over soft instrumental. (Valko, PA) 1355 in Korean at 1355. Too weak to discern much more, Scheduled 1330-1530, (Sellers, BC)
Echo of Hope, 4885 (South Korea to North), in Korean at 1425, VOA World News ID at 1426 and presumed VOA news in Korean, into songs at 1502. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Itahuka (Madagascar to Rwanda), 15420 at *1758-1859* with O/C, man talking at 1800 in possible Kirundi and long talks about Rwanda. Off at 1859 in mid announcement. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Madagascar to Sudan), 15150 in Arabic at 1610 with droning African string music, ID at 1618 and news. (Perry, IL)
Voice of the People of Somaliland, 9600 (via Madagascar to Somalia), at *1859-1929 flute, open announcements in Somali. Several talk features and music segments. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kuridstane (via Armenia to Turkey), 7330 at 0408 with non-stop Kurdish vocals from this new site. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio San’a” (p) (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 at 1727 with man speaking in Arabic. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINESFEBA Radio, 12125 via Armenia at 1636-1639* with Amharic program, talks and music, woman with contact info followed by IS. (D’Angelo, PA)
FEBC, Bocaue, 9430 at 1238 in Mandarin with instrumental hymn, male speaker, sometimes over music, mentioning FEBC. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 4065u at 0018 with urban jazz, “Dick Weed” gave a fake African American name, then ID’d as himself, played the Russian national anthem and into usual programming. (Hassig, IL) 6960u at 2156 with “Dick Weed” pretending to be another DJ and into a Halloween special. (Taylor, WI)
WHSP, 4065u at 2247 with Betty Boop, ID. Spooky number about Anne Boleyn, punk rock. Off at 2332, Address as Betty Boop Radio, P.O. Box 28413, Providence, RI, 02908. (Hassig, IL)
WHYP, 2345u at 0020 but very weak with man talking. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 2327; Halloween special with H-themed song and IDs every three numbers. (Taylor, WI) 2339 with songs mentioning the devil. (Hassig, IL) 0118 with man testing, then program of “goodbye”-themed things, then ID and into “hello” themed-things. SSTVs with Veterans Day themes. (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0108 with songs and a “wish” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6955u at 0151 with guitar solo over SSTV. Fair in QRN. (Taylor, WI)
Betty Boop Radio, 4065u at 2303 with big band version of Hells Bells, ID, announcer with song titles, Maryland postal address. A maniacal laugh at 2333 close. (Taylor, WI)
Crazy Radio Shortwave/Clever Name Radio, 6950 at 2335 with contemporary dance music. Later ID’d as Clever Name, which appeared to be behind the earlier 6955 BC. (Taylor, WI) 6955 at 2323 with scary music. Went off then. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6950 at 0128 with segued rock, ID at 0143. (Taylor, WI)
Clever Name Radio, 6945u with songs, several IDs, more music at 2130, “Welcome to Clever Name Radio” several times. (Taylor, WI) 9640u poor at 2340 with what sounded like a Nirvana number. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6950.1 at 0237 with blues. ID via HFU. (Taylor, WI)
WFUQ, 6925 at 0100 with female DJ, mellow rock, shout out to me, DJ “Jackhammer,” off at 0116 in mid-song. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6920 at 2200 with mellow songs, rock and occasional IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Edmond Fitzgerald Radio, 6925 at 2146 with Wreck of the… and roll call of the deceased. Faded by 2155. (Taylor, WI)
X-7, 6955u at 0002 with weak new age things. Off about 0053. Thanks to HFU for ID. (Taylor, WI)
Crystal Ship, 6876 at 2150 with oldies rick, ID, parody ads. Soon faded. (Taylor, WI)
Johnny Tobacco (Euro) (or whatever name he’s using now) sounded like a Dutch C&W song. Surprised to find him at 2116. Off at 2124. (Valko, PA)
Radio Appalachia, 6935 weak with old time country at 0015. (Hassig, IL)
XE3CIA, 14230u at 1346 with SSTV CQ picture. (Valko, PA)
Radio Lupo (t) (Argentina). 6973.1 woman talking with man, a few words of Spanish. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7325, Tiganesti at 2220-2243 with male/female announcers in English on waste management/recycling, then sports update. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 7325 at 2048-2101* man speaking in Hausa, vocal at 2057 IS and VOA sign off. (D’Angelo, PA) 6080 at 0351 with pop MC and English announcements. (Strawman, IA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9870, Riyadh with pop, Arabic comments at 1946. (Strawman, IA) 2257 with Arabic song, cut for news headlines. Audio at 2301, //9555. (Sellers, BC) 13710 with Koran recitations at 1502. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 11700 at 0018 in Burmese with female announcer and sound bites. (Taylor, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, Meyerton, 3345, poor in QRN at 0330. A few words in English copied. (Taylor, WI) 15235 with world news at 1702. (Brossell, WI) 6165 at 0310 absolutely banging in, aiding an ID of 0354. (Perry, IL)
Radio Sonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 at 0332 in Afrikaans, man/woman with light music. (Taylor, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, Nobeljas, 9690 at 2241 with rock number in English, man speaking in Spanish, more rock. (Sellers, BC)

SUDANSudan Radio, Al-Aitahab, 7205 at 0357 with Arabic talks. Low audio and fading. (Strawman, IA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240 in Shona at 0308-0324, male announcer with female vocals. Into N’debele at 0325. (Taylor, WI) Booming in at 0305 with man reading the news or a religious talk. (Perry, IL) 9940-Manzini at 1947-1950* with man closing French program, IS and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9855 via France at 1717-1758*, flute music, man with mostly Russian talks some music in between. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of Hope, 7600 with woman speaking in Mandarin at 2031, then a man seemingly transitioning to another program or a different segment. (Taylor, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, Emirler, 5960 at 2336 in English with features and Turkish music, man giving ID and Turkish instrumentals. (D’Angelo, PA) 7240-Emirler at 0405-0426 with news in English, nice ID at 0412, then woman with a history segment. (D’Angelo, PA) 11815-Emirler in Turkish at 1415. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9800 via Philippines in Korean at 1450 with world news. (Sellers, BC) 15120 via Ascension in Bambara at 2135. 15600 via Woofferton in Kurdish at 1446, 15620 via Woofferton with news in English at 1600. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia-Tajikistan relay, 7470 at 2339 in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI) 9450 Kuwait Relay in Uyghur at 0134, but jammed on peaks. (KB2DMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 11720 via Madagascar at 1720 with man in lively sermon in Swahili. (Taylor, WI), 11925 via Sri Lanka at 0041, male/female announcers and alternating short sections. (Taylor, WI) 17605 Austrian relay with a string instrument and talks in Afar. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7505 at 0328-0400* with extended talk in Chinese which continued to 0357 when an English announcement asking for reception reports, ID mentioning studios in Fort Worth, then into religious program. (D’Angelo, PA)
Pan American Broadcasting, 21525 via WRMI at 1857 with English religion. Seemed to be programmed in 15-minute blocks. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7250-(SMG) in Arabic at 2145. (Brossell, WI)

ZANZIBARZBC, Dole, 6015 at 0312-0320 in Swahili with announcer and talks. (Delibert, MD) 11735 at 2015 with Swahili vocals. (Strawman, IA) 2010 with a gorgeous signal and Arabic music. Sked to 2100. (Perry, IL)

This month we received reports from: Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Jerry Strawman, Des Moines, IA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Hector Frias, CE3FZL, Puerto Alta, Chile; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI. Thanks to all of you!
Until next month…Keep on keepin’ on … and … Celebrate Shortwave!

Friday, December 29, 2017

January 2018 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor point, 7355 at 1230 ending Focus on the Family and into DX Tips for Beginners. (Sellers, BC) 9920 at 1301 in Mandarin with an IS. (Taylor, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9810 via France with songs and announcements in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC, 5925, English Bay at 0543 on the Rohinga refugees in Bangladesh, then a sports report, 6135 at 0550 in Hausa with a discussion by two men and frequent mentions of Nigeria. (Sellers, BC) 9915 with BBCWS ID at 2106 followed by an analysis of Trump’s cabinet choices. (Brossell, WI) 15400 at 1855 on world cup soccer. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond, 9720, Kununurra (p) at 1325 with an interview on Africa, station theme and reflection on a Bible verse. (Taylor, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 9815 at 0343 with mean speaking in Kirundi, brief instrumental, woman talking, ID, and vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 11955 at 2035 in Hausa with ID, possible news. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1738 on Ugandan culture. (Brossell, WI) 1842 on Uganda, then C/W stuff. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Clube do Para, Boa Vista, 4885 at 0115 with phone-ins. (Taylor, WI) 0137 with rap/pop number, female DJ, female singer. (Cooper, PA) bridges, Brazilian ballads. (Taylor, WI)
Radio 9 de Julho, (p) 9820, Sao Paulo at 2126 with male announcer and instrumentals. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0115 with man giving a long religious talk, another man gave the ID, followed by vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 2250 with male/female announcers and news headlines, ID at 2255. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 5035 at 0130 with an operatic-style vocal. (Taylor, WI) 0217 with music bridges, splash from RHC on 5040. (Taylor, WI) 2240 with male/female announcers and pop vocals. (Delibert, MD) 11855 at 2054 with man talking, ID, and time pips. (D’Angelo, PA) 2236 with an interview. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 6040.7 at 0008 with male announcer, another man speaking alternating with woman through top of the hour. (Taylor, WI) 2300 with male/female speakers, 2300 with man and woman talking back and forth, possible ID at 2305. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0449 with an ad string and News Talk 1010 ID. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0033 with a report on retirement there. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, Xi’an, 7205 at 2349 in Mongolian; 7300, Urumqi in Mandarin at 2352; 11700, Beijing in Vietnamese at 0009. (Brossell, WI) 7285 via Albania in English at 2028 with ID, two women on phone with another woman doing a skit followed by promo for CRI Theater to be heard next. (Cooper, PA)
China National Radio-Network 2, Xi’an, 9820 at 2130 ending song, man talking, ID, and fanfare. (Taylor, WI) CNR, Lingshi, 11810 in Mongolian at 2334. (Taylor, LFP) CNR-17, Lingshi, 9630 with man speaking in Kazakh at 1314. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, 5910 at 0131, mostly segued music over 2 hours of listening. Strong enough to be listenable for a good part of the evening. (Taylor, WI) 0410 with LA vocals hosted by woman. (D’Angelo, PA) 2124-2130* with man speaking in Serbian. (D’Angelo, PA) 0524 in Spanish with LA dance music and occasional man speaking in Spanish. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 1029. Mostly instrumentals. Just one vocal. (Cooper, PA) 7300 via Wooferton in Arabic at 2123. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, Abis, 9720 at 2202 in English ID at 2206, nice domestic music, carrier cut later without announcements, but had the usual muddy audio. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7345 with man/woman reading the news, 7445 via South Africa at 0435 on cancer In Nigeria. (Sellers, BC) 13660, Woofferton at 1904. BBCWS ID and man with news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 15420 via South Africa with news at 1501. (Brossell, WI)
End Times Coming Radio, 11590 via Bulgaria at 1920 with man speaking about living a Biblical life. (Cooper, PA)

ETHIOPIAAmhara State Radio, 6090, Addis Ababa, barely audible at 0255, with what sounded like music, repeats of haunting IS, dead air, then man suddenly at 0300 and lively HOA music. Massive slop from Japan on 6105. (Valko, PA) 0324 with man/woman speaking in Amharic. Carrier cut at 0350 and again at 0358. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 in Amharic at 2020 with female vocal then male announcers. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, on 7205 in French at 2058. (Brossell, WI) 11700 at 2911 in Hausa, man giving station ID, contact info, then 2 men reading the news. Occassional “machine gun” QRM from 11722.5. (Taylor, WI) 15300 in French at 1855 with woman speaking briefly, instrumental, then off at 1858. (Cooper, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle (p), 13750 via France in French, man/woman reading the news at 1707. (Taylor, WI) 21779.9 via Ascension at 1610 with program about Africa and talk about HIV. (Cooper, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935 with talks in Greek at 2022. (Brossell, WI) 2125. (Cooper, PA)

INDIA—All India Radio, Chennai, 4920 at 1216 in Tamil, female announcer speaking at length, then Southeast Asian music. 5010-Thiruvananathapuram (p) at 1220 in Malay. woman with Southeast Asian music. 9445-Bengaluru at 2138 in English commentary, //7550, 9865, Bangalore, Vividh, Bharati service at 1329 in Hindi (Taylor, WI) 11670-Bengaluru in Hindi at 2029. (Brossell, WI) 11740-Panaji (Goa), at 2230 at 2230 with Indian–accented announcer and news. (Taylor, LFP)
Trans World Radio-India, (p) 9410 via Armenia at 1311 with English preacher. (Taylor, WI)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5975 at 0500 with Welcome to Japan World Update and man/woman reading the news. (Sellers, BC) 9855 via Madagascar in French at 2040. (Brossell, WI) 13720-Yamata with woman speaking in Japanese at 1708. (Taylor, WI) 9710 via Vatican at 1935. News headlines, program called Made in Japan. (Cooper, PA) 13680 in mostly Japanese at 2124 with ID at 2125, music to bottom of the hour. (Sellers, BC) 2230. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Nikkei-1, 3925 at 1030. All girl J-pop, 6055 more girl pop with female host. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYASIA—Sarawak FM, Kajang, 9835 with male announcer, song, then a radio play. Off abruptly in mid-song at 0045. (Taylor, LFP)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 5960 via Nauen at 0145 with an instrumental, then a shout out. (Cooper, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, Rangtitaiki, 7425 at 1045 with pop song and several male singers, woman talking and interview with one of them. (Cooper, PA) 1120 with Dateline Pacific on political turmoil in New Caledonia. (Barton, AZ) 1141 on the closing of a cannery in American Samoa, (Sellers, BC) 1233-1258* with two men discussing farming techniques, then woman hosting pops. (D’Angelo, PA)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0600. Dead air at first, then audio faded up with man speaking in Hausa and many mentions of Nigeria, also mentions of Abuja in what sounded like a newscast. (Sellers, BC) 0654 in Hausa, brief instrumental at 0700, then switched to French. (D’Angelo, PA) 0750 in Fulani, man talking to 0758, then off abruptly. (Taylor, WI)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, Kujang, 13650 at 1410 in Mandarin with DPRK instrumental. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait,15140 in Arabic at 1626. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Dimtse Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 in Arabic at 1735. (Taylor, WI)
Dandal Kura Radio (via Ascension to Nigeria), 5960 at 0513 in the (p) Kanuri language, woman talking, English ID at 0518, then into language and mentions of Cameroon. (Sellers, BC) 2028 in Kanuri, man speaking, indigenous music and man interviewing two other men. (Taylor, WI)
Fursato No Kaze (Taiwan to North Korea), 9900 with woman speaking in Japanese. (Taylor, WI)
Denge Kurdistan (via Madagascar to Turkey), 7320 via Armenia from new site, non-stop Kurdish vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 7455 at 2147 in Kurdish. (Brossell, WI) 11600 via Issoudun at 1812, mane speaking in Kurdish with “democracy” mentioned several times. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 1518 in Sudanese. (Brossell, WI)
“Republic of Yemen Radio” (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 in Arabic at 1510. (Brossell, WI) 2020 with man speaking in Arabic, Frequent “machine gun” QRM on 11846 made listening tough. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15330 via Vatican in Urdu at 1451. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6965u at 0051 with Rock Around the Clock and other songs with “around” in them. SSTV/FAX at 0133. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illluminati, 6955 at 2349 with segued hard rock. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 2210, mellow instrumental, shout out to HF Underground loggers, Soviet NA, Dick Weed and Staven, with obscure rock, DJ talk and ID. (Taylor, WI)
Clever Name Radio, 6935u with segued rock, ID at 2232 and into more rock. (Taylor, LFP) 2354 with what sounded like punk rap. (Hassig, IL)
THWH, 7470 at 0248. Distinctive preacher and anti-Christian unique Yahwaist theology, usual theme music. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Paisano, 6925 at 0005 with a variety of Italian-American songs. Off at 0029. QRM from peskies on LSB so had to use USB much of the time. (Taylor, WI) 2135 with Italian-themed songs. (Cooper, PA) 2356 and a guy with an Italian accent and comedy tunes. (Hassig, IL)
Tangerine Radio, 6950u, letters mentioning Tangerine Radio, address in Hawaii, at 0005, skull and crossbones waterfall mages during ID and a break into music. (Taylor, WI) 2352 with C/W stuff. (Hassig, IL)
WQLD, 6935u at 0035 with mellow instrumentals, monologue on community radio other numbers and a long canned ID. (Taylor, WI)
Laser Hot Hits, (Euro), 6205 at 0334 with pop things, never seemed to peak during the announcements. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6950.3 at 2315 with segued blues. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, Tiganesti, 7325 at 2220-2243 with man/woman speaking in English on waste management and recycling, followed by sports update. (D’Angelo, PA) 0215 with monologue in Spanish. (Barton, AZ) 9610 in English at 2044. (Sellers, BC) 11810-Tiganesti with Listeners Letterbox, then IS and close off at 1755. (Cooper, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 6080 at 0454 on the late Tom Petty. Best in LSB due to co-channel QRM, though much improved after 0500. (Sellers, BC) 6195 at 2157 with hi-life, ID and off at 2158. (Brossell, WI) 11815 in Sudanese/Arabic at 1915. (Cooper, PA) 13590 at 1723 on Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands hurricane recovery. (Taylor, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 in Turkish at 2018. (Brossell, WI) 2025 in Turkish with woman and Arabic music, 9675 at 2025 in Turkish. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICASonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 at 0330 with classical music and Afrikaans. (Barton, AZ)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, Mobeljas, 9690 with news in Spanish. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Mi Amigo, 1845 via Armenia in English with male DJ talking about Motown things to be played. (Cooper, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Manzini, 4775 at 0428 coming on with IS and repeated ID, too weak to tell anything else. (Sellers, BC) 9940 in French at 1940, 1947 (Cooper, D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9895 via UAE at 0248 in Dari with male announcer speaking at length. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, Ban Dong, 5855 at 1114 in Vietnamese with man and IS, into Khmer at 1116. (Cooper, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 – (Emirler), in Turkish at 2135. (Brossell, WI) 9460-Emirler at 1747 in Turkish, Turkish music, 4+1 pips at 1800. (Turkey, LFP) 9635-Emirler at 1956 in French, theme and into a radio play. (Taylor, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 7455-Thailand Relay, in Mandarin at 2250, 15621 via Woofferton, in Somali at 1638. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9555 via UAE in Tibetan at 2344, with talk and mention of the RFA website. (Taylor, WI) 9900-Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 2354. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist Word Radio, 11790 via France at 2032 with woman speaking in Yoruba. (Sellers, BC) 17570 via Madagascar in Moore at 2013. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7505 at 0220 with religious, ID for Marantha Radio and contact info, WRNO ID with email and Dallas P.O. address. (Taylor, WI)
Pan American Broadcasting, 21525 via WRMI, at 1837 with religious program. Appeared to be in 15-minute blocks. (D’Angelo, PA)
The Overcome Ministry, 5900 via Bulgaria, Bible reading and into Bother Stair screaming. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Prague, 9455 via WRMI at 1208 on mining there and on a Czech painter. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Payem e-Doost (p) (via Moldova to Iran) with monologue in Farsi at 0313. (Barton, AZ)

VATICANVatican Radio, 17895 at 1650 on pro male and female tennis players. (Brossell, WI) 9600 via Philippines at 2346 in Vietnamese ending mellow song and into male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 9670 in English at 2010 man talking about global goals and issues on providing water, woman from UN. (Cooper, PA)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, (p) 9635-Son Tay in Vietnamese at 1246 with nice Vietnamese music and announcer. (Taylor, WI)

ZANZIBARZBC, 6015 at 0258 with woman speaking in Swahili, slow time ticks at 0300 and Qur’an from 0301 to 0303 cut off. Dead air to at least 0321. (D’Angelo, PA) 9560 via Philippines in Mandarin at 1243. (Taylor, WI) 11735-Dole, at 1855 with man.woman speaking in possible Swahili. ID for Zed B-C and 5+1 time pips, then news. (Delibert, MD) 2015 lively song, female announcer speaking in Swahili. (Cooper, PA) 2054. (Brossell, WI) 2102 with man/woman reading the news, Spice FM ID. (Taylor, WI)

High fives, touchdown signals and man hugs to all who checked in this time: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Jerry Strawman, Des Moines, IA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Tom Gavaras, Minnetonka, MN; Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; and Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ.
Until next month…keep on keepin’ on, and…Celebrate Shortwave!