Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1228 with a Radio Propagation for Beginners feature, 1229 promo for “I Love Life,” “Mew Life Station” ID, and a pop number. (Sellers, BC) 9655 at 1154 in Mandarin, “God Bless America” in two English versions, with M ancr, 9920 with M in Mandarin giving the Madagascar address, 11870 in English ancing “Your New Life Station” and Christian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11945 via Madagascar in AA at 1932. (KB2DMD, PA)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9655 via France at 2104-2159* with news in French and Arabic, f/by recitations from 2114 after an ID, then a nice pgm of music and vocals. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15343.9 at 0100 with futbol finals with Argentina vs. Chile. (D’Angelo, PA) 15345-Gral Pacheco, at 2259 with ID in Spanish, then presumed news. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay Station, 9915 with world news at 2103. (Brossell, WI) 15105 at 1947-1959* with discussion by 2 M in (l) Hausa, f/by light instls. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRALIAABC-Northern Territory Service: VL8K, Katherine, 2485 at 1141 with live sports coverage. (Sellers, BC) 4835 at 1339 interviewing a local musician. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9720-Kununurra at 1402 in Malay with a pgm of South Asian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 1408 with talks in (l) Maylay. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11605-Moosbrunn (p) in Afar with North African folk music, M ancr. Off abruptly at 1457 w/out anmt. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 15580 at 1859 with commentary on African governments. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese - gld)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 at 2305 with talks and hymns. (Brossell, WI)
RB2, Curitiba, 9724.9 at 0109 ending a ballad and into a pgm of Brazilian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 (p) at 1454 with M, excited talk and several mentions of “Brazil.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 2207 with talks by M. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 15190 at 2233 with M talk. (Brossell, WI)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2315 with a special police report. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7255-Shijiazhuang in Russian at 1317, 7440-Jinhua at 2235 with W in (l) Japanese, 9470-Xi’an at 0006 with W in Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 7325 in Japanese at 1225 with M/W chatting and music. (Sellers, BC) 11895-Kashi at 1937 in Cantonese with W talk and traditional music bridges. Some trans-polar QSB. (KB2DMD, PA) 15120 via Cuba at 0002-0013 with O/C. Pgmng started 2 minutes after the hour with M/W doing the news. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Progresso, 4765-Quivican in Spanish at 2352 with “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, 9530 via Ascension at 2200 with talks in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, Abu Zaabal, 9800 at 2141 with Qur’an recitations. Poor modulation. (Brossell, WI) 2217 (p), Signal was strong but it had horribly distorted audio so there was no way to tell for certain. (KB2DMD, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 11675 Oman Relay at 1538 with English translations from unid language, then an ID and start of “World Have Your Say.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11750 Thailand Relay at 1241 and item about Barcelona and housing there. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, 11700 at 0426 with French pop song, f/by French talk, W with an ID, another with news at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 11905-Issoudun at 2013 with M/W in French f/by brief instls, more M/W talk, brief clips in English, then discussion in French (D’Angelo, PA) 1923. (KB2DMD, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15275 via Sri Lanka at 1506 with W and music bridge to M ancr, 17720 via Sri Lanka at 1409 in Pashto and M mentioning Afghanistan, then W to the same man. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

GREECEHelliniki Radiophonia, 9420-Avlis in Greek at 2040. (Brossell, WI) 2127 with music. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAMKTWR/Trans World Radio, 9910 at 1512 with talks in Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, Agat, 12105 at 1256 in Cantonese with M talking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9455-Bangaluru in English at 2147 on the value of art and wages for artists. (KB2DMD, PA) 9445 at 2140 with sub-continental music, 9910-Aligarh at 2143 with sub-continental songs in (p) Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 9590 at 2216 in (l) Bosnian. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANRadio Japan, 9645-Yamata at 1945 with news in English. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9750-Yamata at 1218 in Japanese with lively discussion, //11815, 11740 via Singapore at 1435 in Burmese, M/W ancrs. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 9855 via Madagascar in French at 2050. (Brossell, WI) 11985-Madagascar at 1307 in French with M/W doing news. (Sellers, BC) 1927 in Japanese with M addressing a cheering crowd. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nikkei 1, 3925 at 1215 with M/W in Japanese, 3945 at 1213 with ID and Japanese pop number. (Sellers, BC)
Nikkei 2, 9760-Nagara at 1232 in Japanese with M speaking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

MADAGASCARMWV Radio, 11615-Mahajanga at 2116-2157* with English preacher, f/by Mandarin talk, later M/W alternating, 11770 at 2236-2257* in Arabic with religious talks, 2nd ancr with closedown anmts over instls. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki on servants in New Zealand. (Brossell, WI) 15720 with brief IS before 2051 prior to sign on by W, ID, TC and pops. (Sellers, BC) 0258-0323 with pops, time pips, ID, news and “Dateline Pacific.” (D’Angelo, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kajang in Japanese at 1200 with a more Western-style instl at 1313. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 11660-Kanggye (l) at 1313 with a remarkably contemporary song, W ancr in Korean. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1518 with apparent drama in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Denge Kurdistan, (via Bulgaria to Iran), 11600 in Kurdish at 1425. Ending nice Kurdish song, then M ancr. (Taylor, LFP, WI) With some vocals, several IDs by M/W, apparent news at 2100. (D’Angelo, PA)
Dadal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria), 12050 at 2011-2016 in the Kanuri language. (D’Angelo, PA)
Eye Radio, (via France to Nigeria), 11730 at *0327 with O/C, then instl opening to 0400 when M with Arabic ID and open anmts, W and news, including remote reports. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Biafra (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2009 with an English call-in pgm for which they apparently charge monthly dues. W read a list of those who haven’t yet paid. (KB2DMD, PA)
Nippon No Kaze, 9975 (via Palau to North Korea), at 1510 with talks by W in Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (via Madagascar to Sudan), 15150 at 1518 in Arabic with M talking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15400 (via France to Sudan, at 1506 with W and Arabic talks. (Brossell, WI)
Republic of Yemen Radio, 11860 (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), with Arabic talks at 1530. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 3985 with M/W in Korean, //4885, 6003 and 6348. (Sellers BC)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6935u ending broadcast at 0216. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0031 with Dick Weed and Stavin testing new equipment at a new “bunker” location, then rock. (Lobdell, MA) 0150 with Dick Weed and talk from “the bunker” and mostly indie-sounding things. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 8060 relay at 0205 with much worse audio than usual, 6930 at 0017 with “testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?” f/by songs with free or freedom in them, 6950u at 0106 with songs featuring a “day” theme; SSTV/FAX at 0231, 0053 with “testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?” then a flower-themed pgm, including music by Glenn Miller. (Hassig, IL) 0113 with flower songs, including one by Ella Fitzgerald. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Illumanti, 6950 at 0033 with rock/pop. (Lobdell, MA) 0225 with rock and IDs, including one at 0108. Several more IDs and email at close. (Taylor, WI) 0048 at end of broadcast. Email as, also Note the difference between the two addresses. (Hassig, IL)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930u at 0005 with Russian rap, theme from “The Pink Panther” and quick IDs by W, also at 0007-0024 with a variety of selections, some classical piano. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6924.7 at 0203 with Motown and other things, including “Pee Wee’s” favorite song. CW ID at 0222 and off. (Taylor, WI, & Hassig, IL)
Skippy Radio, 6925.3 at 0250 with rock, ID. (Taylor, WI)
Renegade Radio, 6925u with Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and the theme from M*A*S*H, ID and off. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Azteca, 6873 at 2350 with M talking under the noise level. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6885 at 0303 with modern pop, playing requests. (Hassig, IL) 0348 with music and talk just under the noise floor. Caught the ID and a mention of HF underground. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955u at 0128-0135 with things by Snow Patrol and Vandaveer. (Lobdell, MA)
Moonlight Radio, 6925u ending broadcast at 0214. (Hassig, IL)
Mike Radio Holland (Euro), 13895u at 1915-1932* testing with music and IDs by M. Thanks to a tip from HF Underground. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti at 0011-0032 on European Union problems. (D’Angelo, PA) 9760-Galbeni at 2207 with Brexit happenings, // much weaker 9790 off the back of their 52-degree heading, 11975-Galbeni in Russian at 1935. (KB2DMD, PA) 1515 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI) 11850 at 2028 with IS, sign on, signature tune, ID, schedule, URL, etc. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOMEVoice of America Relay, 9490 at 2153 with talks in (l) Bambara. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA-9870 at 2140 with Arabic talks by M. (Brossell, WI) 11860-Jeddah in Arabic at 1945, relying TV audio with M addressing a crowd answering with chants, music, etc., 11915-Riyadh in Arabic with Qur’an at 1935. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 9740-Kranj in English at 1217 on the Jupiter mission. 11800 at 1452 on NATO readiness against Russia. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, Meyerton, 15660 at 1513 in Swahili, ID, music, another ID, mention of BBC and various locations in Kenya. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0419 with W in studio and M on remote in Afrikaans, song at 0427, ID and another discussion. (D’Angelo, PA) 7285-Meyerton in Arabic with their Afrikaans service at 0517. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton in Russian at 1830 with pop songs. (KB2DMD, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior Espana, 15500 at 1555 with 2 M in Spanish conversation. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 6180 at 1320 with talks in Mandarin by M/W. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1232 beginning news, sponsored by Bangkok Airways. (Sellers, BC) 15590 at 0008-0030* with English news by M/W and ad for Bangkok Airways. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9515-Emiler at 0259-0322 with W giving ID and anmts by M, English began with news coverage of the Nice attack but no mention of the coup attempt. (D’Angelo, PA) 11965-Emiler at 1259 in RR. with W and Turkish music, ID. (Taylor, LFP, WI). 15350 with talks in Turkish. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045-Thailand Relay, with Mandarin talks at 1247, 9605 Philippines Relay in Mandarin at 1410, 15120 via Ascension at 2153 in (l) Bambara, VOA/Radio Ashna, 11860 in Pashto at 1456. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0535 with an English interview. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 9535 Kuwait Relay in (l) Tibetan at 2245, 9940 Northern Marianas Relay at 1520 in Tibetan (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), 15180-Lampertheim Relay at 1413 in Uzbek with W and music bridge, 15255 via Woofferton at 1416 in Turkmen, W/M ancrs. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Farda, 15690 Biblis Relay with 2 M talking in Farsi. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11760 via South Africa in (l) Yoruba at 2036. (Brossell, WI) via Sri Lanka at 1543 with W in Hindi giving addresses in India, 15285 via Nauen in Punjabi and pgm of South Asian music, ID noted by Carlie earlier, 15670 via Nauen at 1531 in Tibetan. English ID, then ID in Tibetan to close pgm. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Follow the Bible Ministries, 12005 via Ascension with a religious pgm at 1920. (KB2DMD, PA)
Overcomer Ministry, 5015 via WRMI at 1132 with Brother Stair. (Sellers, BC)
Italian Broadcasting Corp., 9955 via Okeechobee at 0119 with M in Italian, f/by DX pgm. English ID at 0125, f/by a coded message. Jeff White with WRMI ID at 0129. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7505 at 0207-0305 M with English religion, another religious pgm began at 0300. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, 9955-Okeechobee, at 2300 opening FG Radio with English/French IDs, then news pgm, mentioning Famagusta Gazette for news, then a religious pgm. (D’Angelo, PA) 11580 at 1250 mixing with CNR-1 jammer vs either RFA or Sound of Hope. WRMI had Brother Stair’s usual rants. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
KLDE, El Dorado, Texas, 25909.85 (STL) at 0050-0101 with pgm of pops. (KB2DMD, PA & Marty Fenik, N2IRJ, NJ)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11890 via Philippines in Mandarin with W in brief Latin chant, 15595 in Arabic at 1544 with W, music bridge, mentions of “Europe” and “Vatican.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15620 via Philippines at 1518 with talks in (l) Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)

MANY THANKS, Back slaps and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI and Lake Farm Park near Madison, WI; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsbury, PA; Marty Fenik, N2IRJ, NJ; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; and Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, (p) Anchor Point 7355 at 1201 with Lucy Grant hosting. (Brossell, WI) 9920 at 1410 in Mandarin with contemporary Christian music. (Taylor, WI)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at *0359 with musical opening, f/by 5+1 time pips and M in AA with ID and opening anmt, then Holy Qur’an. News at 0405. (D’Angelo, PA) 0449 with, 2 +.1 time pips f/by M in AA and brief Qur’an. (KB2DMD, PA) 7355 at 2235 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco, at 2258 with ID for their International Service, then an SS ID. (Brossell, WI) 0100-0134 with coverage of futbol finals between Argentina and Chile (Chile won). (D’Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0518 with interview of a camera store owner in Nigeria where costs of equipment repair are bleeding him dry. 17785 in Hausa at 1843 with 2 M talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 2102 with news. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840-Shepparton at 0600 with “Newcastle Raiders” football match. (Barton, AZ)

AUSTRIA World Radio, 9770 in (l) Dyula at 2020. (Brossell, WI) 11855 via Moosbrunn at 2101 sign on, f/by brief theme and W with greetings. (Sellers, BC)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 4930 at 1936, 15580 with news at 0510.15580 with EE news 0510 (Padazopulos, Greece) 12075 at 2036 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0510 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis 9665 at 2234 with M in passionate speech
Radio Nacional Brasilia,6180 at 0521 with usual upbeat music, excited ancr and listener phone calls. (KB2DMD, PA) 11789 at 2331with songs and talk. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0536 with news items, music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria,11734 at 1952 mixing with Zanzibar. Apparent canned anmts at 1958, website anmt and off at just after 1902, leaving ZBC in the clear, (Valko, PA)

CANADA—CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2200 opening with “CBC News” at 0507. (KB2DMD, PA) 2200 with ID and news. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960-Beijing with EE commentary at 2350, 6020 via Albania with news at 0130, 7285 via Albania in EE at 2350, 7340-Kashi with CC lesson at 1855, 9600-Kashi in EE at 2350, 11900 Jinhua //11865-Kashi//13665-Albania all in EE at 1130,11940-Kashi, //13760 at 1335 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9430-Urumqi at 2101 in FF with talks and pops and EE commentary at 2350. (KB2DMD, PA) 11650-Kunming at 1412 with W in Amoy, 2 both in EE at 1640, 13655-Kashi 2350, 11900-Kunming (p) at 1413 with M in Urdu and W with W and Mandarin Sinhalese; 11900-Beijing at 1434 with M ancr, music bridge, 15700 in EE with ID and into Mandarin. (Taylor, WI) 6175 via Albania at 2340 with W interview in SS with a music pgm. Off in mid-song at 2358. (D’Angelo, PA) 9695-Junhua in JJ at 2354, 9745 in (l) Esperanto at 2023. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/CPBS - 6200-Lhasa in Tibetan at 1300, 9675-Bejing in Mandarin at 2350. (Brossell, WI) 9750 at 2356 in (l) Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 15120 with O/C until pgm began at 0002, M/W with news in SS. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1256. (Brossell, WI)
CNR-1 Jammer, 11785 at 1438 with Mandarin talks vs. VOA also in Mandarin via Thailand, 11870 with instls at 1504 CNR Jammer, 15500 at 1449 in Mandarin vs. VOA in the same language. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0012 with long SS religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Rebelde, 5025 in SS at 0105. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 0500 with anthem, ID, time pips. (KB2DMD, PA) 9530 at 2348 with talks in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI) 12085 via Madagascar with news at 1600. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9900 at 2015 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 9745-Abis at 0045-0109 with W ancr and news in SS, then music to time pips at 0100, then W with ID and talk, 9965-Abu Zaabal at 2318 in EE with 2 M talk. (p) ID at 2311 but low audio reduced copy to almost useless. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 6105 Oman Relay at 1844 in EE, 6195 Oman Relay with an interview at 0405, 9410 Oman Relay at 1420, 11675 Oman with soccer. (Padazapulos, Greece) 7360 via Meyerton at 0455 with M addressing audience on the proper way to take medications, 12095 via A-Seela in RR at 0448 with 2 M discussing a Muslim attack, 15180-Woofferton at 1815 in FF (KB2DMD, PA) 9410 A-Seela Relay at 1419 with a political analysis in EE. Padazopulos, Greece) 11750 Thailand Relay Thailand at 1239 on Macedonia. (Sellers, BC) 11945 via Tashkent with an interview in Burmese. (Taylor, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995 and 15300 both Issoudun with news in EE at 1929. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar in EE at 0500 with primary results. (KB2DMD, PA) 15275 via Madagascar at 1855 with W in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2055 with traditional music. (KB2DMD, PA) (p) 11645-Avlis at 0043 in Greek with Greek music and M ancr //9420. Not on 9935 so must have gone overtime here. (Taylor, WI) 2237 with W in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9610-Agat at 1223 with M in KK. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 9910 at 1345 with talks in KK. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, 4055-Chiquimula at 0512 in EE with choir hymns. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUYANAVoice of Guyana, 3289-Sparendaam at 0508 with EE talks, BBC feed, but only audible on peaks. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9705-Panaji (Goa) at 0023-0045* with Hindi vocals and W ancr with EE ID. flutes at 0041 to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 2257 with traditional music and M vocal and sitar. (KB2DMD, PA) 9870-Bengaluru with Vividh Bharati service playing Hindi pops. (Sellers, BC) 9910-Aligarh at 23021 with W in Hindi, 9945-Bengaluru with sub-continental songs. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0412 with JJ talks, (KB2DMD, PA) 5975 via England at 1945, 11945 via France at 1835, 15375 via Uzbekistan at 1420 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9755 via Meyerton at 1802 with news in EE, 11845 via France with news, 11845 with music and talk in JJ at 1410. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6090-Yamata in RR at 1100 with IS, opening with ID and (p) news, 9625 (p) at 1140 in II. SS Asian style song into M/W ancrs, 11715 (p) at 1237 with M yelling to a more sedate W ancr, 11740-Kranji at 1233 in Thai with M ancr, (Taylor, WI) 11670 via France with 2 W hosting at 0513. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei 2, 6115-Nagara at 1105 in JJ with W and a mellow vocal, 9595 (p) (Network 1) at 1218 with Western classical music.(Taylor, WI)

MALAYSIARTM-Sarawak FM, 9835-Kuching at 1212 with an Islamic prayer f/by a religious message, then pop song in Bhasa Malay. (Sellers, BC) 1242 with contemporary Malay songs. (Taylor, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador (p at 0410-0445 with M with AA, also long talks. and M.E. music. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1315 on financial stability of colleges in the Pacific region. (Brossell, WI) 2114 with sports news. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0554 with Nigerian songs, opening at 0557 with talking drums, 0600 into Hausa. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang with W/M in KK at 1334. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1415 with soft instls, audio too “muddy” to be sure of the language, 0600 “This is Pyongyang.” (Barton, AZ)
KCBS, 9665 at 1230 with vehement speech in KK. (Brossell, WI) 11645-Kujang at 1650 with news at 1650. (Padazopulos, Greece) (p) 11680-Kujang at 1415 in KK with W in strident talk. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 Thumrait at 1531 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Biafra, (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2044 with African accented M giving speech in EE and taking listener calls through TOH but they had gone off be 2107 recheck. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Tamazuj (via France to Sudan), 15400 in AA at 1032 with an interview in EE. (Padazopulos. Greece) 1510. (Brossell, WI)
Nippon No Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), 9950 in KK at 1329. (Brossell, WI)
“Radio San’a” (via Sudan to Yemen, 11860 at 2333-0011 with M.E. vocals and AA talks, possible news at TOH. (D’ Angelo, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Vatican to Sudan) 11650 in Sudanese at 0430 with AA music, talks and “Radio Dabanga” jingle ID. (KB2DMD, PA)
Eye Radio  (to South Sudan) 11730 with several Ws in AA along with remote feeds. Music at 0417 then W with several IDs and frequencies. M in EE at 0419. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio San’a, (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 with ME vocals, talk in AA, possible news at TOH and back to music at 0006. (D’Angelo, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC-Bougainville (Bougainville), 3325 at 1147 with oldie songs, W ancr in Tok Pidgin to news at 1200. (Sellers, BC)
NBC-Madang (New Guinea), 3260 at 1138 with M in Pisin, song at 1200 then NBC News in EE. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 11905 via Tashkent at 1417 in Burmese with M at length. (Taylor, WI) 15339 in (l) Urdu at 1455. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting Assn, 12125 via Armenia at 1625 in an Ethiopian dialect, W ancr with HOA selections. (KB2MD, PA)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6930u at 0045 with mountain-related songs, and IDs after every 3rd number. (Taylor, WI) 0100 with mountain-related songs. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0039 with various things from the ‘60s. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Enterhaken, 69245 at 0042-0103 with GG talk by several M ancrs and GG vocals. EE ID and requests for reports at 0043 and 0055. (D’Angelo, PA)
Skippy Radio, 6925u at 0230 with Led Zeppelin things, CW ID. (Hassig, IL)
Coast FM, (Euro) 6205 at 0242-0423 with M and several IDs for Coast FM, some ads and lots of pop, Poor to fair. (D’Angelo, PA)
Sonic Death Radio, 6955.9 at 0140 with mellow instls, W with vague talk. ID per HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Insane Radio, 6949.7 at 0134 with indistinct M talk, signal came up for an audible ID, then Kenny Rogers’ “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” then back to the indistinct music and occasional talk. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0124 with rock, ID at 0237. (Taylor, WI) 0147 with pop/rock. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 0107 with new age/new wave things, heavy metal; 0205 with rock/pop. (Hassig, IL) 0112 with Dick Weed and Stavin chatting away, pop/tock. (Lobdell, MA)
Burn it Down Radio, 6970u at 0912 with pop/rock. A different kind of Memorial Day pgm. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925u at 0128 ending rock number, “Pee Wee” sent in CW, then off. (Taylor, WI)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930 at 0053 with prank phone calls, tock numbers. (Taylor, WI)
North Sea Radio, 6850u at 0155 with a pirate song “back to the sea." (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6850u at 0148 with a music bit repeating every few seconds, punk rock and alternative stuff, (Hassig, IL)
WJID, 6930u at 0100 with heavy metal, punk rock W talk. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA—Radio Bucharest International, 6150-Galbeni at 2150, 7335-Galbeni in Romanian at 0035, 11790-Tiganesti, 13750-Tiganesti in RR at 1340, 13790-Tiganesti, 15130-Tiganesti at 1115 with EE anmts. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910-Tiganesti at 1422 with M in GG. (Taylor, WI) 6170 with Radio Newsreel at 2131. (Brossell, WI) 9730-Tiganesti at 0011-0032 discussing EU problems f/by Roots pgm, 11795-Galbeni at 2325-2356* in SS with features and music selections, nice ID and closedown anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 4960-Pinheira at 0359 with Yankee Doodle IS, 0000 ID and news. 11900 at 2007 in FF (Brossell, WI) 2014-2031* with several speakers in FF with news and features, 2030 with M in EE signing off. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9555-Riyadh at 2242 in AA with AA music and talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 15435, 1-Riyadh at 15290 in AA with an interview, 17614.1 at 1510 with Qur’an, 17895 at 1430 with Qur’an. (Taylor, WI) 9870 at 2256 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 9740-Kranji at 1205 ending news and into next pgm, 11890 (p) at 1435 with M interviewing W. (Taylor, WI) 2305 in EE with talks, but noise-soaked and poor. (KN2DMD, PA) 15285 at 1114 and //17760 via Thailand at 1114 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020-Honoria at 1025 with W ancr in EE with music. (Taylor, WI) 1130 in EE and Pisin with a pop number and promo for a “Band Marathon” in July. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 7230 in EE at 0511 with heavily-accented W making for tough copy. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 7285 in Afrikaans at 0507 with talks and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton at 1823 in RR with W talk. (KB2DMD, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 1552 with SS commentary and sports. (Padazopulos, Greece) 1826 in SS at 1826 with news items and music bridges, 17715 at 2029 with soccer coverage, 17885 at 2031 with soccer. (KB2DMD, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 15250 via Woofferton at 1819 with M/W talking, 15510 in Fur AA at 1840 with talks. (KB2DMD, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9660-Kouhu at 1148 in Mandarin with W/M, music bridges and CNR Jammer. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1230 sign and many mentions of Radio Thailand, then news headlines. (Sellers, BC)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 with songs and anmts in TT. (Brossell, WI) 11980-Emirler in TT at 0453 with Turkish dances. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6015 via Ascension in Hausa at 0523 with W interviewing M on the phone. (KB2DMD, PA) 9700 Thailand Relay at 2025v in KK, 15600-Woofferton in (l) Kurdish at 1405. (Brossell, WI) 11990-Philippine Relay (p) with M in KK. at 1426, 17780 Sri Lanka Relay with M in Kurdish at 1439. (Taylor, WI) 11900 via Vatican at 2137-2200* in (l) Bambara. ID by W at 2140 f/by speech by M, several “VOA Africa” IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9850 Kuwait Relay in Mandarin at 1536, 0940-Northern Marianas at 1514 in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 15255 via Woofferton at 1439 with M/W in Turkman,15450 via Woofferton with W in Tajik at 1443. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Farda (p), 12005 via Sri Lanka in Farsi with lively music at 1419. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio (p), 12035 via Sri Lanka in (l) Marathi at 1536, 15480 via South Africa in FF at 2023. (Brossell, WI) 15255 via Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) with South Asian music at 1521, 17810 (p) via Nauen at 1429 in Mandarin (Taylor, WI)
WHRI, 5920 at 0200 with ads and 7315 with an preacher. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15720, Cypress Creek with Indy 500 coverage at 1650. (KB2DMD, PA)
WJHR, Milton, Florida, 15555u at 1446 with usual EE preacher. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Munansi, 15240 via WWRB with O/C at 1558, WWRB ID and pgm solicitation at 2159, then into Afropops. Audio speed increased at 1614 and was cutting out every second, canned anmt at 1631, but impossible to copy. Faulty audio finally stopped at 1715 f/by 2 minutes of dead air, then more Afropops. Several IDs at 1723 and mentions of Uganda and Kampala. More IDs at 1802, 04, 05 and mentions of and (Valko, PA)

Back slaps, salutes and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Mark Taylor, Madison and Lake Farm Park, near Madison, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; and Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA. Thanks to each of you.

Until next month...keep on, keepin’ on!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1206 reviewing a novel and a movie.(KB2DMD, PA)

ALGERIARadio Television Algerienne,7335 at 2133 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI) 12060 via Issoudun at 2007-2039 with W ancr in FF. Apparently they slipped back into AA around 2015 with M in AA before going into recitations. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, Gral Pacheco, 15345 at 2315 with W in SS. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay, 7445 at 0523 with a story about a Rolling Stones concert in Cuba. (KB2DMD, PA) 12085 at 2136 on terrorism in France. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580-Shepparton very strong in the mornings here. (Dilbert, MD)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1220 with country ballads and ABC ID by W. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, 9720 at 1341 with W in Hindi. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Hobart International, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0330-0400 with multiple IDs, contact info, comedy routines, DX tips and music. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155-Mossbrunn at 0501 with M in GG, f/by by a W. (D’Angelo, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 9455-Moosbrunn in Turkish at 0409, 9690 in Urdu at 0215. (KB2DMD, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 6080 at 0348 with talk on wearing turbans in the military. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 2215 with non-stop U.S. pops. (Brossell, WI)

Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 9256 with M talking and usual reverb. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, 6180/11780 around 0155 with excerpts of speeches from their senate on the impeachment of their president, then ID including a mention of shortwave. (Figliozzi, NY) 0342 with lively instls, (KB2DMD, PA) 11780 at 2344 with live sports event. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 with news at 0209. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 with “Danny Boy” at 0211. (KB2DMD, PA) 2315 with excited ancr covering live sports. (Brossell, WI)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo 9820 at 0223 with M talk. Strong but audio strength degraded by atmospherics. (KB2DMD, PA),

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0353 with ads, “Newstalk 10-10” ID and back to their call-in pgm. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2314 on abuse of women and children. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7260-Urumqui in PP at 2250, 7325-Xi’an, in (l) JJ at 1315, 7360 in (l) Thai at 1220, 9590-Kashi with W in SS, 9675-Shijiazhuang at 1348 with M/W in RR. (Brossell, WI) 11660-Kashi at 2134-2217 with M in FF, ID, hosting a music pgm. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 0324 in Quechua with W talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 0403-0437 with an EE jazz pgm featuring Dixieland, M host with some religious messages thrown in. Must be a weekly pgm. GG began at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 5875-Wofferton at 0303 with talks in AA. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 0047 heard again with an excellent signal after having been missing for a few days, Pleasant Bazuki music, //9935. (Wood, MA) 2301 with instls and anmts in GG. Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0310 with M in SS. (Brossell, WI) 0515 in EE with operatic music, (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAMKTWR 9910 at 1123 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9910-Alagarh at 2303 with M in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—IRIB, 7285-Zahedan at 2324-0025* with 2 M in AA, ID at 0000 f/by M hosting recitations, later W taking phone calls. Carrier terminated while another M was talking, (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 5910 via France M/W in JJ, fanfare at 0306 with talks in JJ, 5975 via Woofferton on declining interest in Japanese literature. (KB2DMD, PA) 0455, NHK ID and anmts, time pips at 0458 before close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1148 with W in JJ. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2256 with M and FF talks. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiji, with economic for the Pacific. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAKorean Central Broadcasting Station, 9665 with an operatic vocal. (Brossell, WI)     

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (via Taiwan to China), 9930 at 1210 with W in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Republica, (via France to Cuba), 490 in SS at 0205. (KB2DMD, PA)
Nippon No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9665 at 1544 with talks in (l) Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (via France to Sudan), 15400 at *1500 opening with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (p), 11600 (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 2043-2100* with M in Kurdish, f/by long Kurdish vocals from 2053. Carrier cut at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio San’a” 11860 (to Yemen), in AA at 0126. 0130 with fanfare, W/M ancrs, another fanfare. (Taylor, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC Bougainville, 3325 at 0925-1052 better than normal, but still poor at times. Semi-readable pop stuff, local/regional news in EE at 0932, some of it in Tok Pisin. ID at 1031. QRM from RRI Palangkaraya (N9OVQ, IL) Just a short opening from 1114-1128. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15355 with talks in (l) Philipino. (Btossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0121-0213 doing songs with a “heart” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0103 with Soviet/RR anthems, ID and greeting. Dick Weed talking, playing numbers. Still going at 0253. (Taylor, WI) 0109 with usual pop/rock and banter by host Dick Weed. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6924u at 0051 with a song, and late ’60s psychedelic rock. (Hassig, IL) 0248-*0352 with fake ads and pop/rock. (Lobdell, WI)
XLR8, 6955u fading up at 0408. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0159 with numbers from the 1980s, (Hassig, IL) 0147-0215 announced as “The Bubblegum Express” with several numbers of that ilk. Usual IDs by computerized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0224 with blues and rock. Also, 6925u at 9146 with slow, “spacey” music. (Hassig, IL) 0140-0238 with SFX and “Rock the Amadeus” electronic music and scary laughter, then rock, CW ID at 0152, SSTV at 0227. (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u at 2254-2257* M with closedown anmt, NA and off. (Lobdell, MA)
Drunken DJ Radio, 6935u at 0033 with M doing shoutouts to those posting on HF Underground and a synthesized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
KIPM Relay, 6955u at 0126 with Alan Maxwell story “Pirate Jesus?” (Hassig, IL)
Burn It Down Radio, 6970u at 00040058 with a nice Memorial Day pgm featuring folk, rock, and salutes to our troops. (Lobdell, MA) 0051 with old pop songs. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0047 with pop/tock. 0055. (Hassig, IL) 0055-0146* with several rock/pop things. Signal took a nose drive around 0125 and remained down till close. (Lobdell, MA)
Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 0007 with choral versions of various old hits, ID with various bird calls, Mentioned “broadcasting from the Great Lakes.” (Hassig, IL)
OTCR, 6976 at 0035. Barely heard talk and music under tons of QRN. (Hassig, IL)
He Man Radio, (p) 6935 at 0214 with rock, ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
WJD Radio Indiana at 0255 playing recordings of crank calls, ID at 0303. (Taylor, WI)
Pirate Numbers, 6925u at 0150. M with 5-digit sets, sounded like RR NA, off at 0213. (Taylor, WI)
SBC Satellite Radio at 0022 with rap, canned ID, more rap. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0125, with rock, M with ID. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti with SS talks at 0218. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 49690 at 0520 in Hausa with talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 9480 in (l) Bambara at 2138. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915 Riyadh at 224-2300* with M ancr and child in AA f/by recitations, later two M talking, Off in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, PA) 15380 in AA at 1346. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 5980 -Meyerton at 0318 with W in EE. QRM from adjacent WRMI.(KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0405 in Afrikaans, apparent news to 0410, music bridge and pgm with M/W. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 at 1415 with M in KK. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 2145 with live soccer coverage between Spain and Germany. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDENIBRA Radio/Radio Ibrahim,11875 via Wofferton at 1954-2000* M with religious-sounding message in Bambara, group vocals until broadcast ended. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 4775 at 0414 with music and ID. Poor through CODAR. (Sellers,BC )

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590-Udorn Thani at 0003-0022 with usual EE news hosted by M/W with plenty of IDs, ads, PSAs. and deep fades. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 11985 at 1215 with w in RR. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9870 at 0230 with nulyi-lingual IDs. Not shown for this time slot. (KB2DMD, PA)    

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9455 Northern Marianas Relay with M/W in Mandarin at 2241, 9800 Philippine Relay at 1452 in (l) KK, 11785 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1403, 15120 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2141. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9800 Kuwait Relay in (l) Tibetan at 2253, 9835 via Lithuania at 2340 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, (p)  9900 via Tashkent with M talk, South Asian music and W in (p) Dzonka then more S. Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11900 via Philippines in Mandarin at 2124. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 7175 via Cypress Creek in EE with talk on elections, national museum. (KB2DMD, PA)

THANKS! High Fives, black slips and fist bumps to the good guys who saw fit to help out with logs and other info this time: Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Art Delibert, Bethesda, MD; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt Pleasant, IL; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Chris Lobdell, West Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI. Thanks to each of you and keep on keepin’ on!