Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 SWL Loggings

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 6145 via France with Qur’an recitations at 2215. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA—Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior, General Pacheco, 15344.2 in SS at 2203 with M/W and presumed news. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 12085 at 1015 with news and current events, then an interview, //s 9580 was outstanding and 12065 was poor. (Barton, AZ) 1141 interviewing a singer/song writer at good level, //9580 very good, 12065 poor. (Sellers, BC) 15240-Shepparton at 2116 on a free trade agreement with China, 17840 with news at 2202, //15240. (Sellers, BC) 17840-Shepparton at 2207-0112, W doing news with numerous cut-away’s to various speakers. Poor level, which didn’t improve much over that time (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA—Voice of America Relay, 6080 at 0327 with Daybreak Africa and promos for upcoming VOA programs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15580 at 2145 with Heather Maxwell and Music Time in Africa. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL—Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with a live sports event at 2310. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960-Cerrik (Albania) and 7285- Cerrik at 2131 with a feature, 7250-Urumqi with news in SS at 2300, 7315-Kashi at 2255 with a feature 9410-Kashi with music and PP at 2235. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6100-Beijing in RR at 1229, 7260 in JJ at 1209, 9415 in (l) VV at 2342, 9440 in (l) Cambodian at 1235, 9590-Kashi in SS at 2309, 15110-Urumqi with M in Mandarin at 1253 and 15205 at 1255 with rock and anmts in FF. (Brossell, WI) 7210 via Albania at 2248-2307 with W in SS hosting pop pgm, //7250-Kashi, 7350-Kashi with weather for most of Asia, mentioning this was the Beijing Hour. Several promo anmts f/by business and sports news and a CC language lesson. (D’Angelo, PA) 15245-Kashi at 1545 with regional weather, off at TOH, then replaced by North Korea. (Barton, AZ)

COLOMBIA—La Voz de Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 at 0051-0110 with M vocals, SS talk, more vocals prior to 0100 ID, f/by seeming religious talk and choir. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 15120 at 0015-0027 with W in SS f/by light instl, M with ID, then W on world news events. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Progresso, 4765 in SS at 0358. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADOR—HCJB, Pichincha, 6050 at 0231 with M in SS, ID and mentions of Quito and Ecuador, then another M with a long religious talk.  (D’Angelo, PA) 0334 in Quechua with talk and religious music. (KB2DMD, PA)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9900 at 2210 on how to protect Egypt from ISIS. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC, 5810 Thailand Relay interviewing former PM Julia Gillard on immigration to Australia, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1240 with talk about a comet. (Sellers, BC) 1238 with a financial markets pgm, discussing business opportunities following the nuclear deal with Iran. (Sellers, BC) 7285 via Wertachtal in AA at 0410. (Brossell, WI) 21660 Thailand Relay at 1030 with news and current events interview. (Barton, AZ) 9440 Oman Relay at 0320 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 6125 via South Africa in Swahili at 0322, 11960 via Armenia in Swahili with an ID at 0302. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonica, 9420 with talks in Greek at 2140. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1250 with flutes, drums and anmts in (l) Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram at 1314 with M in passionate Malay, 9445-Bengaluru at 2151 on India’s president, 15040-Bengaluru at 1250 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell, WI) 9575-Bengaluru at 1213 with a tone and beginning of their IS, 1215 sign on in (l) Tibetan, 11670 at 2136 with Indian music and W host. The music was listenable but the spoken word was too weak to understand. (Sellers, BC) 11670-Bengaluru at 2122 with listener letters. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11845 at 1237 with CC transmission with Indian vocals and domestic music. (Sellers, BC)

INDONESIA—Radio Republic Indonesia, 4870 Wamena (Irian Jaya) with W talk at 1255. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 9860 with commentary at 0320 and 9840 at 0321 closing in AA. (Padazopulos, Greece)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910 Issoudun at 0413 in JJ, several IDs at 0414 along with familiar theme music, f/by JJ pop. (D’Angelo, PA) 6190 in (l) KK at 1230. 11685 via Singapore at 1310 with news in (l) Bengali to India, 17810 at 0450 with animated talk by M/W in JJ, NHK time pips and tone at TOH before close. (Brossell, WI) 17540 via Cypress Creek at 2130 with ID by M/W, then M with news in PP. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYSIA—Asyik FM, 6050 at 1200 with “Asyik FM, Asyik FM” after a song, then M with possible news in Bahasa Malay. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico DF, 6185 at 0107 with IDs by W, several mentions of Mexico in an SS discussion with several men from remote locations on a variety of topics. (D’Angelo, PA) 0307 with opera and a discussion in SS. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio  New Zealand International, 9700 at 1321 on the effect of ISIS in the Pacific region. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA—Nigerian Army Radio, 13775 via France in both EE and Hausa, full EE ID (one of several) at 0630: “This is the Nigerian Army Radio, broadcasting on 11825 kHz in the 25 meter band and 13775 in the 21 meter band, We bring you news, views and comment”. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1314 on why Socialism/Communism is best. (Brossell, WI) 12015 at 1408 with a military chorus, then W in RR. (Barton, AZ)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait 0050 with recitations to TOH, then W with AA talks, f/by M with apparent commentary on Iran/Iraq with occasional brief fanfares and western instrumentals. (Wood, MA) 2150-2159* with continuous AA talk to carrier abruptly cut at 2159. (D’Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Denge Kurdistane, (to Iran via France), 11600 at 0325 with non-stop regional music, then M with Kurdish ID and news, more music from 0406, then talk feature at 0416 and frequent mentions of Kurdistan. (D’Angelo, PA)
Coda Khaatumo, (to Somalia via France), with talks in (l) Somali at 1715. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), with talks in KK at 1252. (Brossell, WI)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC National Radio, 6075 via Shepparton at  1113 time check and ID. (Sellers, BC) 1128 with a translated interview of a FF-speaking squash player at the Pacific Games, 12025 via Brandon (Australia), at 0700 with sports p-b-p, mentioned Port Moresby as one of the teams. (Barton, AZ) 0818-0852 with coverage of the 2015 Pacific Games with anmts for national identity registration and Airlines PNG, later news coming up at 7 o’clock. The PNG team was doing well with four gold medals. Also at 0700-0732 with ID and W with news and an update on the medal tally at the now-ended 2015 Pacific Games. (D’Angelo, PA)

PIRATES—Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 2353-0025* with oldies rock, ID “This is Northwoods Radio,“. Also mentioned 6935 upper sideband with closedown at 0924 f/by CW. (D’Angelo, PA) 2358 with numbers by Blues Image, AC/DC, etc. IDs and   email address given often, (Lobdell, MA)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6924.2 at 0035-0106+ with songs, ID, email “Captain Morgan Shortwave at gmail dot com." (D’Angelo, PA) Also 6925 at 0145 with the Captain and pgm of blues, short ID at 0147. Also on 6974.9u at 0210 with The Beat Goes On show playing oldies. First time heard in USB for awhile. (Lobdell, MA)
WDDR, 6950u at 0034-0106 with M hosting rock pgm with belated Independence Day and requests from the HF underground. (D’Angelo, PA)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0156 with a pop song and an ID. (Lobdell, MA) 0112-0311 with a large variety of pop/rock numbers, SSTV/FAX effects at 0309 close. (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0306 with music features until echo effect ID at 0311 by M f/by familiar SSTV and SFX. (D’Angelo, PA)
The Ghost Shortwave, 6950 at 2340 with several rock things, feature about 60s assassinations, several nice IDs, email as: (D’Angelo, PA) 6873.5 at 0050 poorly heard, ID obtained from HFC and 0245 with rock, 6932.3 at 0409 with distorted audio, also poor. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0106 with an OTR comedy pgm, but at just  a poor level, almost fair during peaks. (D’Angelo, PA) 0325 with Duffy’s Tavern and other old time radio shows, complete with commercials and network air checks, 0351 with “Colgate Comedy Hour of Fun; Dennis Day and comls for Lustre Kreme shampoo and Colgate tooth powder, seems  to be 24 hrs now (and hats off to them!) (KB2DMD, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6923u at 0001 with pop/rock, frequent IDs, This apparent new station was “hampered by peskies” as time went on, 6925u at 2215-2313* testing with some Beach Boys, Four Tops and off with the Star Spangled Banner. (Lobdell, MA)
Abu Dhabi Radio, (Euro), 6240 at 0000-0003 with a vocal, ID per HFU, also 6285 at 2320-00187* with pops and instls, ID at 0017 and “All the Best” at 0018*. (Lobdell, MA) 6305 at 0120 with oldies. Rarely plays whole songs, just part of them. (Lobdell, MA)
Ringo Radio, 6935u at 0026-0039 with tunes by Ringo Star and M with IDs and email info between numbers. (Lobdell, WI)
Akai Radio, (Euro), 6305 with John Fogerty numbers and frequent IDs in EE and DD. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio GaGa, 6925u at 0041 weak in light static, also 0118 with pops from the 60s and 70s. (Hassig, IL) 6932.3 at 0032 with pops. (KB2DMD, PA)
XLR8, 6925u at 0300 with soul and terse IDs, 6955u at 2354-0005 with oldies pop, usual short X-L-R-8 IDs by M. (Lobdell, MA)
Brockett 99, 6930u at 2320 at 2320-0021* with a parody of an FM station on an Alberta Indian reservation, things by AC-DC, fake ads, news and interview with a C/W singer. (Lobdell, MA)
SCR536, 6935 at 0028-0040* with report on fighting with Japanese on Saipan, then a report on D-Day in Europe. Station’s name is supposedly that of a WWII hand-held Army walkie talkie. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0137 with the usual rock and DJ banter. (Hassig, IL)  6945u at 0340 with various rock things and talk, 0246-0353 with the usual live show hosted by “Dick Weed” and assistant “Stavin” with a variety of rock, including listener requests, Weed said that an eQSL would be posted on the HFU to download. 6935 at 0201-0345* with request pgm of rock and pop, shout outs to posters on the HFU. (Lobdell, MA)
New Horizons Shortwave, 6935u at 0020 with tribute to the flyby of Pluto and song “ground control to Major Tom." Email: (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925v at 0102 with urban contemporary things and rap. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Trump, 6935u at 0115-0123* several oldies along with audio clips of Donald Trump on climate change and other topics, IDs and gmail of (D’Angelo, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7430-Galbeni closing down in EE at 2255. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9765-Tiganesti at 2320 with W in SS, talk features and brief instl interludes, 11700-Tiganesi at 2346-2357* with W in SS hosting music pgm, M with ID and closedown anmts at 2354, IS at 2356, 11795-Tiganesti at 2351 with W in SS, closing transmission, light instl and IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 11830-Galbeni at 0310 on the Greek financial crisis, //11810. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0451 with several M discussing African continental topics. W with ID at 0423 and mention of VOA News, another ID at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 15455 at 1710 with talks in (l) Zomi-Chin. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 17560 with Qur’an recitations at 1650. (Brossell, WI) 17660-Riyadh at 1512 with W in FF, ME instls, alternating with W talks. (D’Angelo, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 9540-Kranji with BBC News. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 15575 at 1330 with mailbag pgm including email and snail mail letters. (Barton, AZ) 1410 with talks in KK. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDEN—IBRA Radio, 12045 via Wertachtal with Radio Ibraham, features and talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan, 9680 with talks and promos in Mandarin at 1405. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND15590 at 0016-0029 with EE news, promos, features and PSAs. Seemingly gone when the antenna pattern changed at BOH. First time heard in several months. (D’Angelo, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1231, 9530 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1440, 15110 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2153, 15385 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 0020, 17585 Lampertheim Relay in Tibetan at 1404 and 17895 via Vatican with African News Tonight.  (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9400-Sitkunai at 0112 with M in (l) Uyghur, music clips and various talks with some telephone remotes. (D’Angelo, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15360 via Sri Lanka in (l Urdu at 1543 with flutes in the background, 17575 via France in Somali at 1652. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Moldova at 0232 with talks in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
FG Radio, 11580 via Okeechobee at 2300-2315, opened with ID as “worldwide in shortwave, this is FG Radio”, FF ID at 2309 f/by a vocal and closing ID. Closed with a John Denver number before WRMI ID by Ian McFarland. (D’Angelo, PA) (Formerly the EU News Network - gld)
WEWN, 15610-Vandiver (AL) at 2118 with a promo for their website, then talk about Jesus and the Church, (Sellers, BC) 
WWCR, 15825-Nashville at 2121 in SS mentioning several Central American countries. (This is SS on M-F and EE on weekends.) (Sellers, BC)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 15595 in AA at 1646. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM–Voice of Vietnam in RR at 1232. (Brossell, WI)

Hat’s off, congrats and high fives to the following good guys who did the good thing this month: Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlow, PA; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA;  Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC. Thanks to each of you!

Until next month: Keep On, keepin’ on!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 2015 Expanded Shortwave Listening Logs

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6145 via France with talks in FF at 2205. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, General Pacheco, 11710.7 at 0301-0328 with multi-lingual IDs, f/by EE open, then M with news, vocals and a feature on Buenos Aires. (D'Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 7445 at 0654 with Weekend and BBC pgm preview. (Sellers, BC)

BELARUSRadio Belarus (p) 11730 at 2241-2300* with a decent signal but little or no audio to carrier termination. One of the more frustrating stations to listen to these days!  (D'Angelo, PA)

BOLIVIARadio Pio Doce, Siglo Veinte, 5952.4 at 0120-0145 with W/M ancrs hosting rustic Bolivian vocals, some long SS talks with laughter and talk about some of the selections and performers. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Fides, La Paz, at 0024-0108 with lively vocals and M ancr in SS. ID at 0032. 0034 with several mentions of "La Paz". Poor to fair and steadily improving. (D'Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4930 with VOA News Now at 0432. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0852-0916 with long talk, f/by another M hosting a music pgm. Heavy CODAR QRM. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780, with talks at 2226. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0017-0033 with M and talks, ID and anmts, pops. (D'Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto 6070 at 0608 with ID and talk about people favoring old technology, such as cookbooks. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, 15335 via Issoudun (France) at 1605 with talks in (l) Oromo. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 5965-Kashi in KK at 1246, 7300-Urumqi in Mandarin at 2323, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2225, 9585-Kashi in (l) Serbian at 2025, 9665-Xi'an in RR at 1231 and 9730-Beijing at 1317 on  insurance for China's rapidly aging population. (Brossell, WI) 11660-Kashi at 0221-2230* with CC instls in the FF service. Carrier off at 2230 w/out an ID or any anmts. (D'Angelo, PA) 15120 at 0015-0027 with W in SS, f/by and light instl music, M with ID and W in SS on world events, several IDs around 0023. (Sellers, BC)
China Peoples Broadcasting Station (CPBS)/China National Radio: CPBS, 4800-Ge'ermu in Mandarin at 1240, Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou in Mandarin at 1328, Xizang PBS, 6200 Lhasa (Tibet) in (l) TT at 1315 and CPBS, 15550-Beijing in Mandarin at 0126. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, Pichincha, 6050 at 0231-0229* with M in SS, ID and mentions of "Quito" and "Ecuador", then another M with religious talk. Also some mild splatter from a nearby station. (D'Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1254 on brain research, 12095 via South Africa at 0621 with sports, then a item about the Rwandan genocide, 15105 (Ascension? - gld) with news, ID and into Weekend pgm. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995 in FF at 2040, 15300 in (l) Hausa at 1640. (Brossell, WI) 13725 at 0602 with news of terrorist attacks. (Sellers, BC)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0336-0410 with M and long SS religious talk, occasional music a little later. (D'Angelo, PA) 0435 with hymns and SS anmts. (Brossell, WI) 0604 with SS ID over xylophone, 0606 closing anmts in EE and national anthem. (Sellers, BC)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1399 with W in (l) Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram in (l) Malay at 1259 and 9445-Bengaluru at 1225 with sub-continental songs, ID at 2227, off at 2230. (Brossell, WI) 11620-Bengaluru at 0110-0136 with pgm of Hindi vocals, ID at 0130, f/by news in Urdu. (D'Angelo, PA)

IRAN—IRIB, 9445 in SS at 0117. (Brossell, WI) 11925-Kalamabad at 0419-0434 with apparent Turkish service with instls to M with news at 0431. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via Issoudun at 0433 with a discussion in JJ mentioning Osaka several times, //11680-Nauen in parallel at 0403-0421 with news in JJ, f/by more talk features, then NHK IDs and theme music. (D'Angelo, PA)

KUWAITRadio Kuwait, Kabd, 15540 in (l) Urdu at 1614. (Brossell, WI) 17550 at 2140-2209 with M ancr in AA, apparent news feature by W, short music segment, f/by more AA features. (D'Angelo, PA)

MALIRadiodiffusion TV Malienne, 5995 signing on at 0559 with NA, W with FF anmts, then domestic songs. (Sellers, BC)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador in FF at 2347. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki, interviewing several rock groups at 1330. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 9690 at 0613 in (p) Hausa with many mentions of Nigeria, then a probable speech. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435 at 1323 on the South using its military to provoke the North. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITIONRadio Xoriyo, (to Ethiopia via France), 17630 in (l) Somali at 1622. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (to Sudan via Vatican), 15400 at 1518 with AA talks mentioning Sudan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Republica, 9490 (to Cuba via Issoudun), with excited SS talk, an ID at 0242, then several anmts. (D'Angelo, PA)         
Denge Kurdistane (to Iran via France), 11600 at 0325-0424 with non-stop regional music from 0401 in Kurdish, f/by news, then more songs until a talk feature at 0416. Frequent mentions of Kurdistan. (D'Angelo, PA)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9405 in Mandarin at 2250, 9430 in Mandarin at 1330. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15330 via Vatican in (l) Urdu at 1455; closing at 1458. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATESRadio Casablanca, 6940 at 0049 with early 40s tunes "In the Mood", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and IDs by "Rick Blaine". Also 0212-0220 with several old time music selections. Nice ID and G-mail address at closedown when lost in noise. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935 at 0150 with heavy metal, 6950 at 0310 with variety of rock things. ID at end of broadcast, 0125 at good level for SSB talk between DJs, pop/rock from the 80s and 90s. Also, 6965 at 0102-0241 with Dick Weed reading list of songs about herpes, shingles and other topics talk between the 2 DJs (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0350 with end of pgm and Dick Weed segueing songs. ID just before close. Also 6965 at 0145-0245 with Dick Weed and assistant Stavin with extended length request pgm, off at 0241, then back for a last request (Jimmy Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"). Also 6950 at 0347-0414. (Lobdell, WI)
XLR8, 6950 at 0240 and 0310 with jazz, rock, psychedelic rock and  heavy metal. (Hassig, IL) 0110-0130+ with obscure but entertaining tunes. (Lobdell, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 6876, at 0103-0120 with Moody Blues, said it was "the rock and roll art show," more things from the '60s and early '70s. Also at 0140 with bits of '80s things; I was alerted to this transmission by the station operator. (Hassig, IL; Lobdell, MA) Also TCS SW Relay Network/The Crystal Ship at 0118-0136 with various rock/pop things and 0227-0248 with similar things, signal improved by 0245. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6935 at 0150-0235 with a pgm on rain. SSTV/FAX effects at 0233, Also 6950u at 0232 with variety, including big band, swing, pop/rock with a "blood" theme. STV/FAX at 0311.  (Hassig, IL)
Voice of Pearl Harbor, 6950 at 0408-0500* with pgm on D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, including  audio clips and speeches. Opened and closed with air raid sirens. (Lobdell, MA)
Weather Control Radio, 6948 v to 6950 (strong winds? - gld), at 0144-0315, a couple of numbers by the Outlaws, computer-generated ID, then things by other rock groups. ID and "good night" by M just before sign off. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Appalachia, 6935 at 2314 with usual bluegrass and country things. Said he was broadcasting from West Virginia in the Ohio Valley. (Lobdell, MA) 6935.1 at 2344-0018 with pgm of country, a bunch of Johnny Cash numbers, several IDs but no contact info given. (D'Angelo, PA) 0102 with C&W and recordings of the Grand Old Opry. (Hassig, IL)
Free Thinker Radio, 6925 at 0105-0131 with '70s-'90s pop. Off at 0131 after a long Doors thing and an anmt. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0127 but poor in static with dance things, also with pop/rock at 0325. Also 0158-0230 with an oldies format. (Hassig, IL) 0406-0450 with instl dance things, ID mentioning "FM" at 0409. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio Station, 6770 at 1145-1200 with "Adventures of Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator," promo for Dragnet with NBC ID just before 1200. (Lobdell, MA) 0106, 6770 with an OTR comedy program. Poor signal, but almost fair during peaks.(D'Angelo, PA)
WREC, 6873 at 0117 under the noise floor with "Dust in the Wind." (Hassig, IL)
The Ghost Shortwave, 6950 at 2340-0014 with several rock things, feature about the assassinations of JFK, RFK, etc, several nice IDs, including e-mail addresses (D'Angelo, PA)
Chairman of the Board Radio, 6950 at 0333-0402 with all Sinatra music, ID and talk at closedown. (Lobdell, MA)
KOTH, 6930 at 2302-2325 with some kind of political speech, at times QRMed by The Fishermen. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9765-Galbeni at 2228-2258 with W in SS, pgm of musical selections. Quick closedown, f/by IS before carrier went off, 11710-Tiganesti at 2235-2246 with M in EE hosting a mailbag pgm with reception reports and listener letters. Pgm ended at 2245, 11795-Tiganesti at 2351-2356* with W in SS then W talk closing down, then anmts and light instl, familiar IS and off.  (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 at 2034 with talks in TT at 2034. (Brossell, WI) 17660-Riyadh at 1512-1536 with W in FF, ME instls alternating with W ancr. (D'Angelo, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 9740 at 1246 with a science pgm on how the male bearded dragon can undergo a sex change when the temperature increases. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 at 1155 with usual format of devotional, prayer, W with ID, frequencies, national anthem, then dead air to past 1205. Checked back at 1209 and they were relaying PNG's Wantok FM. Anmts at 1233 about the nation celebrating 37 years of independence and talk of a national speech competition. Good but deteriorating to poor by 1300. (Sellers, BC)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11940-Nobeljas with rapid SS commentary. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1127 with an interview on Taiwan and China. (Sellers, BC) 9735 in JJ at 1332. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9830-Ermirler at 2234-2254 in EE with ID, Web address, Today in History feature, nice ID at 2244, then instls to close. (D'Angelo, PA

UNITED STATESVoice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1319, 9800 Philippines Relay in KK at 1428 and 15110 via Ascension at 2147 in (l) Bambara. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9400 via Sitkunai, (Lithuania), at 0112-0159* with M in (l) Uyghur, musical clips, various talks with some telephone remotes. (D'Angelo, PA) 15105 Northern Marianas Relay in (l) Tibetan at 0121. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), 9635 Kuwait Relay in RR at 0441. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Prague, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0003-0051 with W and news. Then news features and remotes. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 9560 in (l) Tamil at 0113, 15570 in Swahili at 1617. (Brossell, WI) 13765 at 0628 with IS, an African choral song, ID for the African service, into 30 minute EE pgm, 15595 at 0635 with Church news f/by European news then closing anmts, Sked from 0630-0645. (Sellers, BC)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1325. (Brossell, WI)

That will do things for this time. Fist bumps, back slaps and high fives to the following intrepids who came through this time: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC. Thanks to each of you.

Until next month - Keep on keepin' on!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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