Monday, July 31, 2017

August 2017 Shortwave Listeing Logs



ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 9920 in Mandarin at 1302 with IS, theme, ID, website address, then contemporary music. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11870 closing English at 1254, then off. Also 11885 (unscheduled) in Mandarin, starting English at 1200. (Valko, PA).

ALBANIARadio Tirana, 5850 via Okeechobee at 2303 with woman readind the news in English. Closed at 2359. (D’Angelo, PA)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 7495 via France in Arabic at 2220, Man giving Qur’an recitations. Heavy QRM from WBCQ-7490. (Cooper, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, 6005 and 6195 with sports commentary at 1905, also 15400 with an interview. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9915 ending at 2128, brief contemporary dance music fading into another ID and then into the next program. (Taylor, WI) 11810 in English at 2005 with World Service ID, news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 15400 at 1945 with interview about Zimbabwe’s government. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, 9685 at 1156 with discussion the Chin language, (Taylor, LFP, WI) in Rawang, with piano number at 1222, “Reach Beyond” theme and SE Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 9510-Moosbrunn at *0200 with woman giving English ID, opening announcement, then into Urdu. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 6195 at 2150 with woman talking and several pop things. Closed at 2158 with Yankee Doodle, Off at 2200. (Cooper, PA) 15580-Mopeng Hill, with news at 1900. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2000 with opening ID and welcome. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4865 at 0232 with Brazil-pops and announcements, ID. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135.2 at 0051 with man hosting program of vocals. (Taylor, WI)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665.9 at 0159, man with 0200 ID, into slow piano, then man with instrumentals. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeria Paulista, 9675, man at some length, then a 2nd man. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Transmundial, (t) Santa Maria, 11735 at 1733 ending song and male announcer. (Valko, PA) 2052-2101* with Zanzibar absent. But was quite weak so I can call this only tentative. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 at 1102. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiana, 11815 at 005 with man hosting pop vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0133 before local sunset covering terrorist attacks in London. ID and ads at 0149. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. Johns (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0105 with CBC ID, weather, program promo. (Cooper, PA) 0115 with Saturday Night Blues, later at 0203 had CBC News. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5970 and 6055 both via Albania with French news at 1910, 7340-Kashi with history program at 1830, 9560-Urumqi with HH comments at 1912, 9600-Beijing at 1845 on local issues, 17490-Kashi with news at 1130. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6020 Albania Relay at 0044 in English. Woman with features, man at 0025 with features, ID at 0047. (Cooper, PA) 7325-Jinhua in Japanese at 1106, 9675-Shijiazhuang at 1400 with talks in Russian, 11910-Beijing with talks in (l) Amoy at 1344. (Brossell, WI) 7410-Jinhua at 1130 with Mandarin and Tagalog IDs, then female announcer and (p) opening announcement. An FEBC broadcast continued underneath, 7445-Urumqi at 2148. man/woman with music bridges. Fun to report a station in Hungarian these days. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1140. (Brossell, WI) 9505, Gutain (p) Woman with music bridges between short sections. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in Spanish at 0025 in Spanish with female vocal, man hosting vocals. (Cooper, PA) 0207 with man speaking at some length. (Taylor, WI) 0230-0345 man giving long Spanish religious talk followed by male vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 0049 with group vocal by several men, female announcer, then a man. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7445-Wooferton in Dari at 0040 ending central Asian song and female announcer. (Taylor, WI) 11810 via Meyerton with sports commentary at 1846. (Padazopulos, Greece)

FRANCERadio France International, 17620-Issoudun with sports commentary at 1846, 17660-Issoudun with news in Portuguese at 1903. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15275 via France at 1720 with talks in French. (Brossell, WI)

GUAM—KTWR, 9475 in Amoy at 1211, with woman talking. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 9910 at 1115 with hymns and announcements in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 1054 with hymns and Spanish announcements. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis in Greek at 2303. (Brossell, WI)  

HAWAIIWWVH, 10000 at 1218 with woman giving time just before top of minute. Gave sea conditions, including monsoon warnings. Co-channel WWV gave time at top of the minute. (Taylor, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7550-Bengaluru at 2225 in English, man doing interview, woman giving ID at 2229. Off at 2230. (Cooper, PA) 11670-Bengaluru with sub-Continental music. (Brossell, WI) 11860-Bengaluru at 1511 in Pashto with program of Indian film music and female announcer. (Taylor, WI)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 9450 via Nauen in Bhili with man speaking, music bridge, Indian postal address and phone, then woman giving different address, S. Asian flute and off at 0030. (Taylor, WI) 15390 via Nauen relay in (l) the Karbi language. (Brossell, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 7410-Sirjan in Azeri at 0008 with male vocals, then into Qur’an, 9760 (p) at 0112 in Turkish with Qur’an. Then off at 0120. (Taylor, WI) 7425-Zahedan, with man droning on in Arabic at 2147 and at 0148 with instrumentals and male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 9810 fairly strong, but extremely weak modulation. English ID at 1922. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 6015 via Issoudun at 0330 looking for Zanzibar, but found NHK in Japanese. They should be on 6105 at this time. Several IDs, continuous music, but mainly talks. (D’Angelo, PA) 9750-Yamata at 1216 in with man speaking in Japanese interacting with several people in a street scene, 11885 via Madagascar in French at 2030 with carrier on, IS, ID, and into (p) news, 9625 (p) via Palau at 1151 in II, woman with music, then man. Poor, 11840 via Singapore at 1234 in Thai with alternating male/female announcers. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11985 via Madagascar in French at 2054. (Brossell, WI) 15130 via France at 1906 with news in Japanese. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Nikkei 1, 9695-Nagara with man/woman speaking in Japanese at 1134. (Taylor, WI)

KUWAIT—Radio Kuwait, 15540-Sulaibiyah at *1756 with instrumental to opening, 5+1 time pips and ID, giving time as “9 p.m., 1800 hours UTC.” Then into biography of the Holy Prophet, followed by pops to news at 1830. (D’Angelo, PA) 1822 with “gangsta rap,” announcer in English. (KB2DMD, PA) 1905 in English featuring a local celebrity. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2017 with pops, PSAs, ID, and news at 2050. Another ID and program info at 2058, off at 2100. (Cooper, PA)

MALAYSIASarawak FM, 9835-Kuching (p) at 1258 in Malay with domestic music, male announcer. (Taylor, LFO, WI)

MYANMARRadio Myanmar, 5985 already in at 2345, seemed to start with carrier at 2300, female announcer began shortly after. (Valko, PA)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0010 with traditional songs. (Cooper, PA) 0356 with female/male announcers in Spanish hosting a news magazine with various remote reports, nice ID at 0402. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 7425-Rangitaiki on Yo Yo Ma at 1245. (Brossell, WI) 13840 at 2105 with various news reports, followed by sports news, then Dateline Pacific. (Cooper, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9665 at 1258 in Korean with woman singing in usual DPRK-style operas through the top of the hour. (Taylor, WI) 11710-Kujang in Korean at 1230 with man speaking in Korean and DPRK operatic music, //11680-Kangge, 11735-Kujang, 13760-Kujang with woman speaking and news in English. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15180-Kujang with man/woman speaking in Korean from 1250 to past 1300, somewhat impeded by an industrial noise jammer. (Figliozzi, NY, who asks whether anyone jams DPRK broadcasts).

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait in Arabic with man talking and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (Taiwan to China), 13890 at 1357 in Mandarin, woman/man alternating, then man talking, fanfare, and off as scheduled. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Voice of Tibet (via Tajikistan to China), 15527 at 1302 in Tibetan apparent phone-in report with woman in studio. Off at 1305.
Nippon No Kaze, (Japan to North Korea), 9900 at 1300 with man speaking in Korean with 3+1 time pips, theme music, woman talking over dramatic music. (Taylor, LFP, WI).
Radio Dabanga (via Madagascar to Sudan), 15150 in (l) Sudanese at 1549. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 9600 at 0337 with several male announcers in heated Arabic discussion about Sudan, //11650 via Madagascar. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 7350 at *0230-0321 with a Kurdish vocal, then continuous music pieces. Man giving Kurdish talk, (p) news from 0301, back to music at 0306. (D’Angelo, PA, Taylor, LFP, WI) 11600 at 1953 in Kurdish, woman singing a traditional song, female announcer then man speaking at 2000.(Cooper, PA)
Que Me Radio, (p) (via Palau to Vietnam), 9930 at 1213 in Vietnamese. Woman giving information slowly. Abrupt drop in signal at 1215. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Sana’a (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 at 1242 with man speaking in Arabic alternating harp music, then woman, later man for some time. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

PALAUT8WH, Medorn, at 1306 with man giving long English religious testimony. ((Taylor, LFP, WI)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., (p) 7430-Bocaue with man speaking in Khmer at 1112, indigenous flute, then man/woman talking and SE Asian harp, 9790-Iba at 1152 in Vietnamese, man talking, ending announcements, Vietnamese song and off at 1159, 9920-Iba (p) at 1208 in Jamal, expressive man talking for some time. Could have been Sound of Hope or a CNR-1 jammer. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15355-Palauig in (l) Tagalog at 2325. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6940u at 0000 on his speeding, also at 0236 with ID and “spacey” music.(Hassig, IL) 0006 ending song, ID, more rock, shout-out to the HFU folks. (Taylor, WI) 2333 with the Soviet national anthem, “Dick Weed” with some talk and obscure rock, canned IDs and shout-outs. (Taylor, WI) 0042 with rock with ID with rock, ID, email address, more rock. 6960 at 0109 with variety of music, announcemtns by “Dick Weed.”(Taylor, LFP, WI) 2355 weak with heavy metal. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0127 with “trance” music, later ’90s hardcore rock. Weak but clearly audible, 0227 weak under the noise level. ID from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 0343 (p) breakthrough of usual contemporary dance things. (Taylor, WI)
Unknown Name Radio Network, jumped from 6880 to 6988 at 0000, then back and forth before eventually settling on 6988. Initially very weak music which came up at 0008. Had enough strength to make out electronic music. (Taylor, WI) 0118 with instrumental techno, instrumental, ID and web address, Back again at 0135. (Cooper, PA) 2228, also 0114; IDs from HFU. (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925 at 0020 weak but coming up to be contemporary dance things, CW ID 2031, later CW ID, Off about 0053. (Taylor, LFP WI) 6934.7 at 0138 with electronic blues, 0150 SSTV, 6939.6u at 0019 with segued hard rock, CW, more rock, mostly hard stuff eventually, CW IDs and some SSTV. (Taylor, WI) 0239 with heavy metal and punk. SSTV/FAX at end. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6950.5 at 0053 with rock. Heard on another RX while listening to Wolverine. (Hassig, IL) 0205, weak music, ID, more music. (Taylor, WI)
Crystal Ship, 6870 at 0100 with oldies and periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI) 0058 and 0118 with bubblegum things from ’60s and ’70s. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Mars, 6949.6 at 0012. Carrier with music unintelligible talk to 0021 then more dance music, ID, and several more songs. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6920 at 0135 with program of oldies, occasional IDs, including one at 0146. (Taylor, WI)
YHWH, 7585 at 0322 with preacher. Initially strong but dropped to almost nothing at 0325. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 7615 at 0410 with preacher and usual distinctive theology. Droning on through top of the hour without an ID or program change, 7630 preacher fading in and out from 0347, ID at 0534 and start of another sermon. (Taylor, WI)
He Man Radio, 6950 at 0102 with music, various skits and IDs from HF Underground. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 0102 with a radio drama, and ID after a song, repeating jingle. 0132 dead air, then off/on. Came back at 0137. (Valko, PA)
WREC/Radio East Coast, 6880 at 0100 with ID, email, mellow Irish music, ID, another ID, a Star Trek parody and punk stuff. Off at 0149 after ID and contact info. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Clever Name Radio, 6940/6945 at 0220 with IDs, contemporary dance, rock, hard rock, more IDs, 2240 with basically more of the same. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 6945u at 0013 with soft instrumentals, some rock, repeated IDs for about a minute. (Hassig, IL)
Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 0107 with anti-war songs and skits, Christmas themes, CW ID at 0202 and off. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 0135 with light music, man talking, heavy metal, brief clip of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” (Hassig, IL) 2318 ending number, ID with email, canned ID, network ID and email again. (Valko, PA)
Cool AM Relay, 6835 at 0032 with Spanish guitar. Gypsy swing ID at 0100, CW ID and off. (Taylor, WI) 6850.5 in and out several times. Several rock things segued at 0112, ID. (Taylor, WI) 2333 and 0050 weak with bits of pop. HFU for ID. (Hassig, IL)
Bangalore Poacher, 6870u at 0002, Lincolnshire Poacher IS, various Indian things, then repetitive numbers, various voices, and parody songs. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 0005 with Lincolnshire tune, sounding like a mobile ice cream sales van. (Hassig, IL) 0042 with continuous sound bites, ads in Indian-accented English. ID and two short melodies as if it was an IS. (Valko, PA)
Voice of Radio Week, 6030 at 0948 with man talking about the program and changes to the schedule. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6940 at 0032 with variety of songs using “big.” SSTV/FAX at 0121 close. (Hassig, IL)
Ion Radio, 6925.1 at 0032 with blues, CW ID, SSTV email address, more rock. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Cinco de Mayo, 6935u at 0022 with Ranchero and other Mexican-influenced music. (Taylor, WI)
Recycle Radio, 6899.7 at 0003 with “prock,” ID, then into more of the same. (Taylor, WI) 0024, but very poor and barely detectable carrier in SSB. ID from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 6924.4 closing UD at 2318, “Glory, Glory We Adore Thee” then SSTV.
Hot Radio, 6850.5 at 0004, barely there under noise. ID from HFU. (Hassig.IL) 6900.4 with various rock things, ID at 0056. (Taylor, WI)
Burn It Down Radio, 6925u at 0049 with IS, ID 0051 rock, then a harder thing and into segued stuff. (Taylor, WI)
WDDR, 6935u at 0045 with DJ banter, ID at 0101. He mentioned my name from my post on HFU. SSTV/FAX photos of Wolverine Radio pics. Then off. (Hassig, IL)
Laser Hot Hits, (Euro), 6220 at 0044 with pop, man talking between songs,0050 jingle, short canned ID by man. (Valko, PA) 0344. man with English chatter and pops, time pips and ID at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7325-Tiganesti at 0012 with Radio Newsreel, IDs, features, Athlete of the Week and DX Mailbag, 7430-Galbeni at 2216 with ID, Man in English with program previews, then World of Culture. 9510-Galbeni at *0157 with IS and opening in Spanish. Completely covered by AWR Moosbrunn opening at 0200. (D’Angelo, PA) 2215 with ID, Man speaking English, then woman on tourist attractions. (Cooper, PA) 9730-Tiganesti, in French at 0105 with news and into another program. (Sellers, BC) 15130-Galbeni with listener mail at 1140. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 11900 at 2103 with man speaking and news in French. (D’Angelo, PA) 17530 at 1927 in French. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA,15435 with a phone interview in Arabic at 1515. (Brossell, WI) 1728-1756* with 2 men speaking in Arabic, light instrumentals, more talks. Program ended abruptly when cut in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREA7275-Kimjae at 1057 in Korean with public speech. Off without announcements at 1100. (Taylor, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 in Spanish at 1850. (Brossell, WI) 17715 and 17855 both Nobeljas in Spanish at 1855. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting Corp.,11905-Trincomalee at 0125 with Hindi vocals, man speaking in Hindi. Fading down rapidly after 0200. (D’Angelo, PA) 0140 in Hindi with SE Asian music and male announcer. (Taylor, WI)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, 9940-Manzani, at 1945 in French, man giving long monologue, instrumental, man giving ID, email and web addresses. Off on schedule at 1950. (Cooper, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 3955 at 1910 with news in French. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9660 at 1123 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875 at 1110 with talks in Vietnamese. (Brossell, WI) 15590-Udon Thani at 0005 with English news snippets but hard to make out much. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9465-Emirler at 0159 in Uighur with man giving ID, web address spelled out in English and French, ID and probable news. (Taylor, WI) 9515-Emirler at 0300 with ID, news, Question of the Month. Off at 0352. (Cooper, PA) 9610-Emirler at 1402 in Italian, 9785-Emirler in English at 1846. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9830-Emirler at *2157 with light instrumentals, time pips at 2200, male announcer opening program, news headlines, and features. (D’Angelo, PA) 13635-Emirlrer, mellow instrumentals and man speaking in Turkish. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15520 with Turkish songs at 1716. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9490-Northern Marianas Relay (p) at 1224, English sound bite translated into Korean, 12035 Thailand Relay VOA-Deewa Radio (p) at 1307 also in Pashto, 2 men alternating with (p) news. (Taylor, WI) 9840 via UAE at 0143 in Pashto with SE Asian flutes, male announcer with a field report, 11825-Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1242, 15630 in (l) Amharic at 1826. (Brossell, WI) 11900 via Vatican at *2130-2200 after Sao Tome closed; opened with news in Bambara. (D’Angelo, PA) 12035 and 15110-Thailand Relay in Mandarin with CNR jamming at 1330. (Figliozzi, NY) VOA/Radio Marshaal, 15360 in (l) Pashto at 1253. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 11540-Northern Marianas Relay, 15275 in (l) Tibetan at 1322. (Brossell, WI) 13830 via Dushanbe with man/woman talking in Tibetan at 1325. (Figliozzi, NY)
Radio Liberty-Lampertheim Relay 15180 in (l) Uzbek at 1400. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 12005 via Woofferton at 1306 in Farsi with woman and contemporary songs. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 15480 via Madagascar with Arabic talks at 1920. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, 9900 via Moldova in Tibetan at 0123, man with organ hymn, woman giving postal address in India. ID, theme, IS and off at 0130. (Taylor, WI)
Overcomer Ministry, 5900 via Bulgaria at 0208 with Brother Stair, //5850-WRMI. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Prague, 5850 via Okeechobee at 2332-2359* with English news, ID, and features. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Payam e-Doost, 7460 via Moldova at 0228 with off/on tone, program start at 0230, and ID. (Valko, PA)
WRMI, Okeechobee, 11825 in English with CNR-1 jammer in Mandarin mixing at 1256. CNR went off at 1300. (Taylor, WI) 11580 with Jeff White hosting Viva Miami interviewing Mike Fahey about North Korea. (D’Angelo, PA) 1925 with female preacher, Bible verses and Yehweh. (Cooper, PA)
WINB, Red Lion, 9265 at 0303 very weak. Perhaps using exciter power only, or a makeshift antenna after their fire. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voice of the Report of the Week, 9395 via Okeechobee, stumbled across this at 0002 with host apologizing for a decision (a program cutback?), plenty of program IDs, music and a Japanese ID. (D’Angelo, PA)
Requiem For Radio, a combined program on WRMI-11580, //WBCQ-5130 also 9620 via Moosebrunn and 9690 via Nauen, from 2300 with various tracks of music and talk. (Cooper, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11730 at 0132 in Malay. Man with mellow bridge music, then 2nd man mentioning “Vatican ambassador” and Afghanistan. (Taylor, WI) 11875 at 1245 in Russian, man with musical bridges. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 7315 via Cypress Creek 0125 with woman on a song that was adopted by the Vietnamese Army, then played the entire song. Program ended at 0128. (Cooper, PA) 0118 with a feature on Vietnam’s culture. (Sellers, BC)

A GAZILLION THANKS to all the good guys who hung in there with their contributions month after month: Mark Taylor, Madison, WI and LFP DXpedition (including Bill Dvorak and Charlie Forthsyth, both from Madison); Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; KB2DMD, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL. Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI. Thanks to all of you. Until next month, good listening, celebrate shortwave, and keep on keepin’ on!

Friday, June 30, 2017

July 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs



ALASKA KNLS, Anchor Point, 11765 in English at 1438 with “muddy” audio and QRM from RHC-11760. (Cooper, PA) 2139 in Arabic with Holy Qur’an. (Sellers, ON)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9655 via France at 2120 with Man reciting Qur’an. (Cooper, PA)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4949.7-Mulvenos at 0207 with male DJ in Portuguese. (Cooper, PA) (p) 0334 with a discussion program by several men. (D’Angelo, PA) 0508 ending news headlines in Portuguese, fanfare at 0513, ID and more canned announcements. (Valko, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC, 6005 at 0500 with news also 9440 at 0311 and 12095 at 0425. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9915 at 2150 woman telling story of a woman in another culture, 9490 at 2134 in Bambara with news, audio clips. (Sellers, BC) 11810 at 2114 with World Service ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA) 12085 at 2005 with man doing live news reports. (Cooper, PA) 15105 at 1951 with news in Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Reach Beyond Australia, 9720-Kunnunura with contemporary Christian music at 1338, a Words For Women inspirational talk and a Chicago address, ID, email, followed by another evangelical program with an Aussie-accented announcer. (Taylor, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11880 via Moosbrunn at 2010 with man speaking in Dyula language with piano, AWR ID and address. (Cooper, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4930 at 0404 with a talk on an FBI investigation. (KB2DMD, PA) 0435 and 6080 with news at 0304 and 15580 at 0435 and 0635. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6195 at 2140 with woman speaking in English with pop music. (Cooper, PA) 15580 on Islamic terrorism at 1817. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese, –GLD)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0140 with male DJ and vocals. (Cooper, PA) 0346 with Brazil pops, closing announcements at 0357 and choral anthem. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0147 with male DJ, later woman speaker. (Cooper, PA) 0401 with a ballad. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, 4925.2 at 0201 with man reading news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 0217 with Brazilian vocals going past listed *0230, but may have gone off by 0300. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camborio, 9665 at 0022 and man giving long religious talk, vocal, ID, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11765 at 0217 with 2 men talking back and forth with seeming crowd noise in background. (Cooper, PA) 0240-0308 with loud preaching by man. (D’Angelo, PA) 2222 ending song and mentioning “SRDA.” (Taylor, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11856, way off frequency for the past five days. Rosary recital at 0730, soft music, woman hosting program followed by more Rosary at 0736. (Valko, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with ID, followed by news at 1100. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0104 with male announcer and Brazil pops. (D’Angelo, PA) 2335, female vocals, male DJ and another song. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0120 with several ads, News Talk 1010 ID, followed by news item. (Cooper, PA)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0017 with man doing an interview. (Cooper, PA)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with comedian at 2227, ID at 2228, “Canada’s all-new Funny 1060 AM.” (Sellers, BC)

CHINAChina Radio International, 6020 via Albania with English news at 0105, 13790 at 1522 with woman interviewing another. (Cooper, PA) 7410-Jinhua with talks in (l) Tagalog at 1131, 9890-Beijing in Russian at 1124. (Brossell, WI) 9730-Urumqi in English at 1542, 17730-Xi’an and 17855-Beijing with financial analysis at 0450. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China National Radio-17, 9630 at 1203 in Kazakh with theme-like music and male/female announcers, then Central Asian music and male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 11635-Beijing at 2247, seeming to jam RTI. (D’Angelo, PA)
Xizang PBS, 6025 via Lhasa (Tibet), at 2338, male announcer, later woman talking. (Cooper, PA)
Nei Menggu PBS, (p) Hot Hot on 9520 in Mandarin at 1146, women speaking with mellow instrumental music, then long talk by man. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0332-0407 with vocals, man with long Spanish talk. Nice ID at 0400 before group vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 0520 with canned ID/promo between lively LA songs. (Valko, PA) 2355 in Spanish with lively Spanish song. Was QRM’d from 5920. (Cooper, PA)
La Voz de tu Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 at 0346 with long Spanish talk, 0400 ID, announcements and some music. (D’Angelo, PA) 0522 ending pop song and soft LA piece, woman giving canned ID between. (Valko, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5040-Bauta with news in Spanish at 0308 and 6000-Quivican at 0302 with news in English. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11840 with clips from an Spanish speech and woman’s comments, 11880 at 2115 in French with announcer giving contact info. (Sellers, BC) 15730 (t) at 2340 in Spanish with male/female announcers mentioning Cuba. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Rebelde, 5025-Bauta at 0440 with Spanish music. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha at 0110 in Spanish song by several women, man with several station IDs. (Cooper, PA) 0219 with man speaking in Spanish, woman giving ID at 0229, time pips at 0230, carrier went off during the next song. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9800-Abis at 2152 with local music then woman talking, bells at 2204 followed by ID and woman with next feature. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7445 via Oman at 0150, man speaking to another. (Cooper, PA) 9915-Woofferton at 1806 with news in English. (KB2DMD, PA) 15180-Woofferton in French at 1806. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 9790-Issoudun with French commentary at 0445. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2145 with commentary in French. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 9830 via Sao Tome in Hausa at 1335, 15275 via France in Hausa at 1814. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis in Greek at 0155 with classical music and male announcer. Several time pips at 0200, ID, and news. (Cooper, PA) 9935-Avlis in Greek at 2310. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMKTWR, 9910 in Mandarin at 1122. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0135 in Spanish with organ music, ID by man at 0136. (Cooper, PA) 1118 with hymns. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9380-Benglaluru, at 1936 in English with Hindi-style music and vocals. (Cooper, PA)

IRAN9550-Sirjan, signing off at 0255. (Padazopulos, Greece)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 6105 via France at 0310 with news and 9490 via Germany at 0445, both in Japanese. (Padazopulos, Greece) 0343-0421 with two men speaking in Japanese, program ended at 0358, followed by instrumental music, ID, 3 +1 time pips, another ID then news/sports. (D’Angelo, PA) 11740 (p) via Singapore at 1450 in Burmese. (Cooper, PA)

MADAGASCARMadagascar World Voice, 11610 at 2115 in Chincese, male announcer giving long monologue, brief music segment, woman speaker. (Cooper, PA) Talks in Mandarin at 2110. (Brossell, WI)
World Christian Broadcasting, 9490 in Chinese at 2203 playing a US pop number, male announcer. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico DF, 6165 at 0132 with man speaking over instrumental music. (Cooper, PA) 0417 with ranchero music, woman speaking in Spanish at 0454. Dead air from 0503 to at least 0507. Gone at 0518 recheck. (Valko, PA)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, Nador, 9575 at 2319 in Arabic, two men talking, woman later. (Cooper, PA) 2332 with discussion in Arabic, woman giving ID and announcements at 2358, CRI opened on 9570 at 0000. (D’Angelo, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang at 1212 in Japanese, woman with DPRK-style opera music and short announcements between songs. (Taylor, WI) 13790 at 2221 with a choir, English listed at this time. (Sellers, BC) 15245 at 1330 with IS, ID, anthem, followed by news in English. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Tamazuj, 15150 (via Madagascar to Sudan), with talks in Arabic at 1506. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 at 1010 with man speaking in Korean. (KB2DMD, PA)

PHILIPPINES—Radio Veritas Asia, 9795 at 2305 in (p) Mon, song, male announcer, 15355-Palauig at 2315 in Filipino, two woman in long talk, followed by ID. Off the air at 2327, 15620 via Vatican at 1509 with man/woman speaking in Filipino, light instrumental music.(Cooper, PA) 11945 at 1116 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6940 at 0037 with an ID, talk about drinking beer. ID by both announcers at 0041. (Cooper, PA) 6945u at 0001 with “Dick Weed” and program of obscene rock, IDs, and commentary from “the bunker.” (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0028 with DJ Dick Weed and various pop things. RFW was on at the same time as Wolverine, so, sorry Mr. Weed. (Hassig, IL) 2344 with Dick Weed saying he’s not shocked by anything but does have problems with the internet. Had music at random checks later. Off about 0230. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0011 with “Testing 1-2-3, anybody listening?” then start of program with a foxtrot, early jazz and an ID. SSTV of hula dancers at close. (Taylor, WI) 6940u at 0033 with wide variety of songs with the word “good” in them, 6950 at 0056 (Hassig, IL) 6955 at 0027 as 6935 log, also numbers with the word “rock” in them. (Taylor, WI) 6960 “Whispery Wolverine Radio” at 0048 with several Neil Young songs and a whispered ID at end. (Taylor, WI)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0148 but at poor strength, ID from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 0155 with contemporary dance music, ID eventually and off about 0200. 2349 with several minutes of carrier, started contemporary dance things until ID at 0000. (Taylor, WI) 9655 at 2353 with segued rock, jammed by CW and SSTV. Also WMPR was jostled for awhile. Jammer might have been Pee Wee Radio. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6955u at 0105 with various rock things, “XLR8” ID. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illuminati, 6930 at 2347 with atmospheric instrumentals and a variety of songs. Off about 0200. (Taylor, WI)
KIPM, 6950 at 0237 with increasing tones and electronic music and a monologue. (Taylor, WI)
KDST, 6935u at 0202 with audio from that classic rock station including parody ads, ID. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930u at 0125 with heavy metal. (Hassig, IL) 6936 at 0057 with Marvin the Martian cartoons, atmospheric music, SSTV ID, couple of IDs and songs, and off. 6950u at 0136 with blues, “Pee Wee was here” on CW, then rock. 6955 at 0217 with instructions on playing slide guitar. Pee Wee Radio CW ID. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan, 6939.4 at 0111 but weak with a slight het from or carrier hum. (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0157 with classically-oriented violin/organ, 2 IDs and another instrumental. Off in mid-sentence at 0212. (Taylor, WI)
Cool AM Radio, 6850 at 2355 with rock/pop, several IDs with “Pirates for Peace” song. Off at 0030. (Cooper, PA) 6875 at 0015 with presumed relay of a Euro pirate. Instrumental music, rock, long guitar solo. (Taylor, WI)
WMPR, 6955 at 0144 came on over XLR8 with “WMPR Dance Party.” (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio at 2348 with shout outs to other pirates on the air at that time, had an intruder in CW. And going off at 0019, then off at 0020 after NA. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Mars, 6950 at 0058 with hard rock and other types, man talking about sexual performance, more rock, phone call and clear ID at 0120. (Taylor, WI) 0124 with “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, several IDs. (Cooper, PA)
Pirate Radio Boston, 6876 at 0006 playing tribute to J. Giles band, ID at 0015 with gmail address. “Charlie Loudenboomer” as the DJ gave the ID. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Eyeball, 6935u at 2346 ending a skit, ID and gmail address, something about radio broadcasts, then what sounded like an old World Series broadcast. (Taylor, WI)
ex-YHWH, 7615 very poor and buried under a ton of static at 0334. ID from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 0509 with usual mentions of Yaweh. Program ended at 0510, back 10 minutes later, more dead air from just before 0515. (Valko, PA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7330-Galbeni with commentary in Romanian at 0445, 7345-Tiganesti at 0635 with English news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7375-Gilbeni at 0040 with Listeners Corner. (Cooper, PA) 9760 at 2201 with man speaking and program lineup in English, then news. (Sellers, BC) 15450 in Spanish at 1919. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915-Ridyah at 2148-2201* with Qur’an recitations, followed by what sounded like news. More recitations at 2200, brief Arabic talk then off. (D’Angelo, PA) 15435-Riyadh at 1735 with woman talking between music bridges, later woman phone in. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC-Far East Relay, 11995 at 1430 with ID by woman, news reports, later woman inerviewing,15285 at 1123 with commentary on the Trump administration. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 with apparent news at 1132. QRM from Brother Stair-5015 and Rebelde-5025. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 5980-Meyerton at 0320 with man/woman speaking, English features, and IDs. (D’Angelo, PA) 15660 at 1503 with rap-style religious song, later woman mentions “Channel Africa,” then off briefly. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0102 in Afrikaans; woman singer almost classical/operatic, male announcer playing another classical piece. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton at 1817 with Russian talks. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15520-Nobeljas with live soccer in Spanish at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15500 with live sports coverage in Spanish at 1820. (Brossell, WI)) 17855 at 1955 with soccer coverage. (Cooper, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 11875 via Woofferton with talks in (l) Fulani at 1922. (Brossell, WI) 1936-1959* with man/woman speaking in some African language, several IDs at 1944. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240-Manzini, at 0303 with talks in (l) Shona and group vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 11915 at 1120 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND5875 with talks in (l) Khmer at 1126. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9830 signing on at 2200 in English, music, time pips, fanfare, and announcements. (Sellers, BC) 15450-Emirler at 1315 in English. ID at 1323 then off the air at 1324. (Cooper, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9845-Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1125, 15590-Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1328 suffering from Chinese jamming. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 15090-Biblis Relay in Pashto at 0450. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 via Tajikistan in listed Tibetan at 1336, 15570 Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 2313. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 5860 via Kuwait at 2355 in Farsi, ID at 2338. (Cooper, PA) 12005 via Woofferton, at 1529 with interviews in Farsi. Time pips at 1530. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Marti, 6030-Greenville in Spanish at 0440. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Afia Darfur Radio, 5925 via Vatican at 0312-0329* with Arabic discussion, some instrumental music, another discussion by several women. (D’Angelo, PA) 9775 via Vatican at 1925 in Arabic/Sudanese. Male vocal, man later woman talking. Off at 1930. (Cooper, PA) 15620 via Vatican in Arabic at 1820. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 6155 via Germany at 0440 in French at 0445. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15480 via Madagascar in Arabic at 1943. (Brossell, WI)
WRMI, Miami, 9455nf at 0104 with, rock/pop, ID. // 9395. (Taylor, WI) 11580-Okechobee at 2305 with Jeff White hosting Viva Miami program. 2315 Moments in Bible Prophesy program. (D’Angelo, PA)
WWCR, 5935-Nashville signing off at 0258. (Padazopulos, Greece)
WEWN, 5810-Vandiver with Spanish comments at 0440. (Padazopulos, Greece)

VATICANVatican Radio, 9660 with English comments at 0640. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15570 with an ID in Portuguese at 1815. (Brossell, WI)

MAN HUGS, HIGH FIVES AND BACK SLAPS to the following good guys who did the good thing this time: William Hassig, Mt. Peasant, IL; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Chuck Ripple, Chesapeake, VA; Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlop, PA; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; and John Figliozzi, Clifton Park, NY.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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