Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ASCENSION—BBC Relay, English Bay, 11810 at 2150-2159* with English features and a promo at closing. (D’Angelo, PA) 2134 on Trump’s foreign policy. (Brossell, WI) 12095 in English at 2031 with woman reading headlines, then man and news. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 11880 via Moosbrunn and Moment Of Truth program ID, 2126 had a song, then woman giving address and contact info. (Cooper, PA) 11955 via Nauen at 1912 with soft instrumentals and man speaking in Hausa, into English at 1930, then into Tachelit. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 6080 at 0328-0359* woman giving English ID, Hurricane Harvey and other subjects. (D’Angelo, PA) 15580 at 1624 on the Syrian refugee crisis. (Brossell, WI) 2050 with ID, several mentions of Nigeria during African Beat program. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese –GLD)
Radiodifusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0835 with man talking, followed by woman laughing and joking with him. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 2315 with man speaking and a musical interval. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, 4925.2 at 0127 with man speaking and music, then with a promo or commercial. (Cooper, PA) 0210-0251* with several men talking, occasional instrumentals and brief announcements. Closing ID and more announcements at 0251. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0945 with man talking, then woman and song by man. (Cooper, PA) 9665,8 at 0304 with extended talks by man/woman. (Strawman, IA) 2234-2311 man with several mentions of Brazil, A Voz do Brazil program to 2300, then another ID, instrumental to 2307 and start of another program. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional, Braslia, 6180 at 0453 with usual lively programming and jingles. (KB2DMD, PA) 2344 with a female speaker at 0210. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Evangelizar, 9725, Curitiba, 0404-0429 Aug 26, with vocals followed by male announcer and long religious talk language. Noted almost // web stream feed (shortwave was delayed) to ID the station. (D’Angelo-PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 2310, with slow song by man and a male announcer. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0442 with a call-in talk show on witchcraft. (KB2DMD, PA) 2105 with news, several IDs and a weather report. (Cooper, PA)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 with world news at 2200. (Brossell, WI)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 9400 via Bulgaria, 0311-0315* with woman speaking in Arabic and light instrumental to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 15215 via Austria with woman speaking and an ID at 1830. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINAChina Radio International, 5960 via Albania in English at 2100 with headlines. 5990 via Cuba at 2335 with male/female announcers reading the news in English (Cooper, PA) 7265-Urumqi at 1315 with music and announcements in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI) 7325-Jinhua with talk by man in Japanese at 1149, 7410-Jinhua at 1142 with man/woman speaking in Filipino. (Sellers, BC) 9470-Xi’an at 0007 in (l) Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 9590 via Albania at 0511 with man speaking in Arabic, 2355 from the Kashi site in Spanish with pops and ID at top-of-the-hour. (KB2DMD, PA)
China National Radio, 6125-Beijing at 1207 with possible chidren’s program. (Sellers, BC)
Xizang PBS, 4920 at 2210 and 2235 in (p) Tibetan with chant-like vocals. //495, 6025, 6130, and 7385. (Delibert, MA)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in Spanish at 0432 with long religious talk in Spanish. (D’Angelo, PA) 0835 with lively ballad, male announcer speaking in Spanish. (Cooper, PA)

CUBARadio Progresso, Bejucal, 4765 at 0204 with man speaking in Spanish and upbeat music. (KB2DMD, PA) 0329 with elevator-style music and woman speaking in Spanish. (Strawman, IA)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pinchincha, at 0950 in Quechan with man giving long monologue. (Copper, PA)
Radio Akhbar Mufriha/HCJB, 9530 at 2151-2215* with man speaking in (l) Hassinya language and some vocals mixed with brief talks. Off with light instrumentals until termination at 2213. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9570-Abis in German at 1930 with woman talking, music, then more talk. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7445 via South Africa at 0438 with a correspondent report from Namibia. (Sellers, BC) 9890-Oman Relay in English at 2255 with two men and several brief musical interludes. ID and off at 2259. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 7205 in French at 2123. (KB2DMD, PA) 9540 at 2011 in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI) 11995 at 1926 with French pops, later man/woman speaking in French including station ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15200 via France at 1936 with HOA music and talks in Hausa. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935-Avlis at 2105 with vocals in Greek hosted by man. (D’Angelo, PA)

GUINEARadio TV Guineenne, Conakry, 9650 at 2200 with interview in French. (Cooper, PA) 2243. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula 4055 with hymns and Spanish talks. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9445-Bengaluru in English at 2105 with woman giving the station ID, then news headlines and program on India’s 71st Independence Day including Prime Minister’s speech. (Cooper, PA) 13695-Bengaluru at 0235 in (l) Kannada, woman with traditional instruments. (KB2DMD, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio,15285 via Nauen at 1407 in (l) the Soura language. (Brossell, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 11675-(Sirjan), in Russian at 1411. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 6105 via France in Japanese at 0449, (KB2DMD, PA) 9560 via Madagascar in Swahili at 0335. (Strawman, IA) 9625 in Japanese at 2017. (Brossell, WI) 11985 via Madagascar at 2039 with ID, woman speaking and news. Off at 2100, per schedule. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nikkei One, 6055 with woman speaking Japanese and J-Pop. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 in Spanish at 0003 with apparent news in Spanish. (Brossell, WI) 0155 with live concert with cheering, piano, and guitar. (Cooper, PA) 0317 with ranchero music under storm static. (Strawman, IA)

MYANMARMyanmar Radio, (t), 5985 at 0026. (Delibert, MA)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 9925 via Nauen in English at 0000 with rock number, DJ, and ID. (Cooper, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 6170 at 1310 about Indonesia’s West Papua province. (Sellers, BC) 7425 at 1119 with woman hosting music program, ID, and news at 1130. (D’Angelo, PA) 9630-Rangitaiki (not shown) at 0500 with woman reading the news. They’d just moved here, 11725 at 0451 with man/woman doing interview. (Sellers, BC). 9830 at 0517 on mass transit. (KB2DMD, PA) 13840 at 0225 with BBC program on the UK and deportation of illegal immigrants, then several interviews. (Cooper, PA) 0229. KB2DMD, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 11710-Kujang in French at 1145 with woman and long monologue. (Cooper, PA)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait 2015 in English at 2225 with man/woman talking. According to their sked they’re not supposed to be in English at this hour. (Cooper, PA) 1652 with pop vocals and announcer in English, ID for 90.4 FM. Also at 0008 in Arabic. (D’Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Sigalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa (via France to Ethiopia), 17840 at 1649-1700* with man speaking in (l) Oromo, but bothered by white noise jamming. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 at 1756-1801* with man speaking in Arabic. Closedown and brief instrumental at 1800. (D’Angelo, PA)
Nippon No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9965 in Korean to 1536. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Dabanga (via Madagascar to Sudan), 13800 in Arabic at 1559. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 15540 at 1517 with HOA music and Arabic announcements. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Itahuka (via Madagascar to Rwanda), 15420 at 1838-1853 with two men speaking in (p) Kirundi. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via France to Turkey), 7350 in Kurdish at 0317 with ethnic numbers. (Strawman, IA) 11600 (via Moldova), in Kurdish at 2004 with several people in a lively discussion, then instrumental music and male announcer. (D’Angelo, PA) 2023 with interview in Kurdish. (Cooper, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC, Bougainville (p) 3325 at 0910 in Tok Pisin with male announcer, song, then man again. (Cooper, PA)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting, 9430-Bocaue in Mandarin at 1105 with two men talking in Mandarin. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Veritas, 15620 via Vatican in (l) Tagalog at 1522. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6930u at 0103, started with a good signal but slowly faded down. Program on songs using the word “last.” SSTV/FAX at 0152 and the “Last Supper” painting on HF Underground. Also, 6950u at 0023 doing a test and playing numbers with the word “high” in them. SSTV/FAX at 0126. (Hassig, IL)
Clever Name Radio, 6940u at 2310, with ID at 2312 followed by a Beatles number. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 2254 with Dick Weed, USSR national anthem and off. (Hassig, IL)
WEAK, 6925u at 2353 with “I Remember When” statements, old KIPM clips, several old songs, and off at 0030. (Hassig, IL)
“Michael”, 6770 at 0010 asking for listener calls. No ID other than his name. (Cooper, PA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9620-Galbeni in French with pops. (KB2DMD, PA) 11850-Tiganesti at 2037 with woman giving ID, then economics and announcing a new contest. (Cooper, PA) 11975-Galbeni at 1803 with news, followed by ID, then instrumentals. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 11900-Pinheira in French with ID at 2029, then into English. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675-(Riyadh) at 2021 in (l) Turkish. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 at 2345 with male/female announcers BBCWS ID at 2359. Off at 0000. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH AFRICARadio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0055 with man briefly and male vocal. (Cooper, PA) 0352-0417 with man speaking in Afrikaans, woman reading the news at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 7275 at 1156 with IS and IDs repeated in Korean and English then sign-on in Korean. (Sellers, BC) 13585 via UAE, 2000 in Arabic with male/female announcers. (Cooper, PA) News in Arabic presumably on North Korea, English ID at 2013, then English language lesson and other features. (D’Angelo, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15390-Nobelhas in Spanish at 2009. (Brossell, WI)

SUDANSudan Radio, 7205, Al Aitahab, at 0395 with local vocals until 0400 then woman reading the news. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWAZILANDTWR Africa, 4775 at 0428 repeating IS and English ID, then sign on at 0430. (Sellers, BC) 9940 with man/woman speaking in French at 1945 on talking about programs, TWR ID at 1949, IS at 1950, off at 1950. Heavy QRM from 9935-Greece. (Cooper, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7300 at 1153. Both this and a Chinese jammer here with talk. (Sellers, BC) 11635 in Mandarin at 2356, followed by time pips at 000 and off. (Brossell, WI) 12030 at 1135 in Russian an upbeat female vocal. (Cooper, PA)
Sound of Hope, 6280 at 1154 with man/woman speaking in Mandarin and bridge music, 6280 in (l) Mandarin with talk and chorus, time pip at 1230, announcements, and news. (Sellers, BC)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875 in Vietnamese at 1118 with man talking, brief music bridge, then more talking. (Cooper, PA) 15590-Udan Thani at 0019-0030*, man/woman reading English news. Seemingly off in mid-sentence; was likely a beam change. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9830-Emirler, at 2310 in English with news headlines, economic, and history features. (Cooper, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Philippine Relay, 7540 with discussion at 1316. (Sellers, BC) 9530 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1313, 9880 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 0009 and 15600 via Woofferton in (l) Kurdish at 1413. (Brossell, WI) 11785 Philippine Relay under Chinese jamming at 1825 VOA had man speaking in slow, steady voice. (Cooper, PA) 12080 Philippine Relay at 1256 in Korean. VOA English ID, classical music to top of the hour. (Strawman, IA) 15110 Thailand at 1306 with man/woman speaking in Mandarin and some light instrumentals. Eventually lost in noise. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Ashna (VOA), 12075 via Vatican with talks in (l) Dari at 1553. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia-Northern Marianas Relay, 9410 in Mandarin at 2115. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 5975 via Nauen at 0405-0429* man speaking in (l) Bulgarian, then discussion by man/woman, then vocal and closedown. (D’Angelo, PA) 0429 in Bulgarian with woman talking and piano before abrupt close. (KB2DMD, PA) 9770 Austria in (l) Dyula language at 2023. (Brossell, WI)
Pan American Broadcasting, 9915 via Nauen at 1955 with man talking about the Bible. ID at 1958. (Cooper, PA)
Overcome Ministry, 5900 with Brother Stair at 2329. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Payam e Doost, 7460 via Moldova, in Farsi at 0230-0315* with opening, station ID, talks in Farsi. (D’Angelo, PA) 0245 with female announcer, lively folk song and more talk. (Cooper, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7250 at 2151 with sound bites of the Pope. (Brossell, WI) 7360-SMG, in Swahili with long beforehand, and ID. (Strawman, IA) 11730-SMG, at 0195 in (p) Malay with female singer, man/woman talking. (Cooper, PA) 15570-SMG, at 1605-1630* with male announcer in Swahili and numerous mentions of “Christo.” (D’Angelo, PA)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 7220 signing on in Chinese at 1201 mixing with Voice of Korea. (Sellers, BC) 11730 at 1925, ID at 1929, into French at 1930. (Cooper, PA)

ZANZIBARZBC Radio, 11735 in Swahili at 2000 with man speaking and male vocals. (Cooper, PA) 2013 with hilife and Swahili announcements. (Brossell, WI)

High fives, back slaps, and man hugs to the good guys who came through this time: Jerry Strawman, Des Moines, IA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; KB2DMD, Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Art Delibert, Vineyard Haven, MA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC.

Until next time, good listening, celebrate shortwave and … keep on keepin’ on!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 11885 at 1231-1300* and //11870 with several IDs and various religious features in English on this unlisted channel. (D’Angelo, PA. Thanks Dave Valko tip.) 1457 with man speaking in apparent Mandarin, then into more Mandarin. (Valko, PA)

AGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345, Gral Pacheco at 2320 with 2 people speaking in Spanish. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay Station, 11810 at 2144 with a political talk concerning Russia. (Sellers, BC) 15105 with man speaking in Hausa at 1953. (Brossell, WI) 15400 at 1750 on Somalia, BBCWS ID at 1759. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond, 9685-Kununura with slow, deliberate English on baseball rules, instrumentals at 1159, then next program in Chin Hakha. (Valko, PA) 1211 in Rwang with man and country-style things in that language. (Taylor, LFP)
Adventist World Radio, 9510 via Moosbrunn at 0239-0300* with instrumentals, ID by woman and into announcements in Punjabi. Several IDs during program, with closedown at 0257. Some QRM from Radio Romania Intl, 0342 with man speaking in Farsi. Closed at 0358, but had woman giving ID at 0400 then kept going in Turkish. (D’Angelo, PA) 9550 at 0342-0405 with man speaking in Farsi, 0400 woman speaking with EE ID and announcing the next program would be in Turkish. (Taylor, LFP)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 15580 at 1923 with a report on the International Space Station. (Brossell, WI) 2120 in English with Afropops and interview with the artist. (Cooper, PA) 2153 in English with traditional African music. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL (all in PP -GLD)
Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 9515 at 2234 with A Voz do Brazil, // to other Brazilians. (Valko, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 at 2255 with male announcer brief music interlude, ID at 2256. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with songs at 2247. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0005 with man announcing with Brazilian pops, IDs and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA) 0019 with talks. (Brossell, WI)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0101 with man reading news.
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 discussing authors at 0055, then a promo for Challenge of Words and ID for CBC-1. (Cooper, PA)
CHU, Ottawa, 3330 at 1230-1240 on a tip from Dave Valko. Carrier, but no modulation here and was //7850. (D’Angelo, PA) 7850 at 1230 with an OC, much weaker on 3330; 14870 with just an OC at 1900. Apparently a suspect piece of equipment. By 2045 they were back to normal on all frequencies. (Valko, PA)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7285 at 2140 with a panel in English on student examinations there. (Cooper, PA) 7325-Jinhua at 1237 with talks by woman in Japanese, 9865 in Mandarin at 2350,11935-Shijiazhuang with woman speaking in Russian at 1240,12085-Xi’an at 2333 in (l) Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 9570 via Albania at 0050 with man/woman doing cultural program. (Strawman, IA) 15245-Kashi at 1547 with talks in English, short musical interlude, and closedown announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice if the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou in Mandarin at 1157. (Brossell, WI)
Firedrake music jammer, 11560 against RFA in Mandarin at 1830. (Cooper, PA)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in Spanish at 0045 with Salsa songs. (Cooper, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 2305 in Quechua with male announcer and later flutes. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7360 via Ascension at 2130 announcing a program for the BBC Mid-Winter Antarctic Broadcast. Various music clips, greetings from relatives and well-wishers. Program ID again at 2144. (Cooper, PA) 15180 via Woofferton with news in French at 1802. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 15300, Issoudun with man/woman speaking in French at 1914. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420, Avlis in Greek at 0124 with man doing interview and woman singing several songs. ID at 0200. (Cooper, PA) 0155 with Greek vocals. (Strawman, IA) 9935, Avlis with Greek songs at 2337. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, KSDA, 9610 via Agat at 1203 in Korean with hymn-like music and female announcer. (Taylor, LFP)
Trans World Radio/KTWR, 11805 at 1226 in Kok Borak, “R 882” address line-by-line in English followed by woman reading schedule info, 1228 IS opening in Santhali again with schedule by female announcer, then into Southeast Asian-style music. (Taylor, LFP)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 with brief announcement in Spanish and several hymns. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7550, Bengaluru with a song and several AIR IDs in English at the top of the hour, then news headlines and commentary. (Cooper, PA) 9445 via Bengaluru with sub continental music at 2158, ID at 2159, world news at 2300. (Brossell, WI)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 9450 via Nauen in (l) Bharti with man with strident talk, fill music at 0127. With postal address in Tiruvalla, India and address in New Delhi, 0129 Asian flute, off at 0130. Fair, with QRM from WRMI-9455. (Taylor, LFP) 9830 via Nauen at 0058 in Rajasthani, then man singing South Asian songs, woman talking, ID in (p) Mar and woman continuing to speak. (Taylor, WI) 15350 via Nauen in (l) Desyla language at 1352. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—IRIB, 7425 via Zehedan at 0031-0107 with music and man with long Arabic talk, music from 0030, fanfare at 0100 and man reading the news. (D’Angelo, PA) 9410 via Siran at 0138 in Azeri with Ramadan, Qur’an recitations and talks by man. (Taylor, WI) 11675 at 1334 with man speaking in Russian. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 6090 via Yamata at 1126 with man speaking in Korean, sound effects, street sounds. (Taylor, LFP) 9855 via Madagascar at 2041 with talks in French. (Brossell, WI) 17540 via WHRI with talks in Portuguese at 2138. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nikkei One, 6055, Nagara at 1123 with several people speaking in Japanese, 9595 (p) in Japanese at 1158 with woman, music bridge, male announcer, jingle ID and man continued to speak. 6055 had already faded out so I was unable to check if it was in. (Taylor, LFP)

MADAGASCARWorld Christian Broadcasting, 11610, Majahnga at 2140 in Chinese with a religious message and Christian instrumentals. (Sellers, BC) 11790, Majahanga at 2205 in Arabic with man/woman seemingly doing a skit, followed by a brief music bit. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F., Mexico City, 6185 at 0104 with woman speaking in Spanish talking about music. (Cooper, PA) 0326 with music and man speaking in Spanish. (Strawman, IA)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 9925 via Nauen from 0020 tune in with their Sunday program of pop music, musical ID at 0030. (Perry, IL)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 7425, Rangitaiki at 1118 on North Korea’s nuclear developments. (Brossell, WI)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140, Thumrait at 1740 with man/woman vocal, and woman speaking in Arabic, man with ID at 1740. (Cooper, PA) 2136-2216 thanks to Walker tip with good signal and apparent Ramadan program running past their usual close. (D’Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Radio Republica (via France to Cuba), 9490 at 0139 in Spanish mentioning Cuba several times. (Cooper, PA)
Afia Darfur Radio (via England to Sudan), 11615 at 1820 with man speaking in Arabic being interviewed. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan) 9600 at 0337 with several men in heated Arabic discussion, IDs, //11650 via Madagascar which was also good. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Republic of Yemen Radio” (Saudi Arabia to Yemen) 11850 at 0344 with a nice program of Middle Eastern vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co.(p), 7410, Bocaue at 1147 In Khmer. Man with music bridge. QRM from another station in an Asian-sounding language. Unable to find any clues listed. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15620 via Vatican at 1513 in (l) Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6945 at 0045 with mostly dense rock and “Dick Weed” with IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6929 at 0104 with SSTV of Sugar Crisp box. (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0045 with ’30s dance music, echo ID at 0130, SSTV and off at 0133. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6920 at 0137 with rock, several similar tunes, repeated IDs at 0236, US NA at 0239 and off. (Taylor, WI)
Clever Name Radio, 6940u at -018 with mellow rock, ID, rap. Off at 0130 after woman with announcements, 0020, off at 0022 without announcement, back up with ID at 0027. (Wood, MA) 0030, with “garage band” type stuff, ID at 0046, another ID at 0058 and into harder rock. (Taylor, WI) 2210 very weak with bits of rock. Got ID from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 2314 with rap, ID, email for reports. Off at 2357. (Cooper, PA) 6945 at 2338 with “house” music, hard rock, ID and off. (Taylor, WI)
Northwoods Radio, 6930 at 0231 with rock, loon ID, another ID, cartoon music, various rock things. Still going at 0102. (Wood, MA)
Insane Radio, 6924.2 at 0002. An ID tape, followed by whistling sounds over unintelligible dialogue, into a Kenny Rogers number. (Wood, MA) 0300 with rock. A tricky log with Liquid Radio nearby. (Taylor, WI) 2343 with sound bites mixed with music, radio story, unrecognizable rock, whistling, IDs at 0005. Off at 0019. (Valko, PA)
Ion Radio, 6925.2 at 1204 with a rumbling sound or “ambient music” (according to the operator), ID at 1225. SSTV and off at 1240. (Valko, PA)
WEAK, 6930u noted after 0005 with mostly punk things, including a novelty C&W thing. Many IDs by woman. By 0015 someone came on repeating “Welcome to Strong Radio”. Broadcast ended at 0017 after 3 SSTV images, one of which was from Pee Wee Radio. (Valko, PA)
Seven Trees Radio, 6940u at around 2300 with hard rock, heavy metal, and “Welcome Seven Trees Radio where we pull the plug every day” and then off. Back at 2314 with the same ID. (Valko, PA)
Cool AM Radio (relay) 6940u at 0101 ending song, wishing goodnight, Three Stooges theme, ID and a bit of talk, off at 0107.(Taylor, WI) 0111 with contemporary/new age music, ID mentioning “persons living or dead is purely accidental” repeated. Off at 0136. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6946.6 at 0227 ending one song and into another. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0125 with a scatted techno song, a CW ID over song, then SSTV, and off. (Taylor, WI)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0101 carrier to 0103 when rhythmic yelling, ID and hard rock. (Taylor, WI) 6953 at 0143 with “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and techno things, spooky sounds, followed by long SSTV. (Cooper, PA)
Lukewarm Radio, ID at 0054: “We’re not hot, we’re not cold, we’re Lukewarm Radio,” then more dance things. (Taylor, WI)
WPIG, 6940 at 0038 with “Three Little Pigs” story, announced phone number and email for QSL, ID, and into more pig-related things. (Taylor, WI)
Renegade Radio, 6935u at 0129 with several IDs and a lot of rock, off at 0203 with an FCC parody. (Cooper, PA)
WREC/Radio Free East Coast, 6930u at 0100 with parody songs, woman with ID, followed by sign off at 0107. (Cooper, PA)
Skippy Radio, 6950u at 0150 with program of Irish folk-rock, SSTV with ID, another song, more SSTV, then still more rock. (Taylor, WI)
Moonlight Radio, 6925 at 0111 with electric guitar solo, 0118 ID. (Taylor, WI)
Fart Knocker Radio, 6945 at 0154 with woman and occasional talk, likely an ID. Gone by 0202. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Laser Hot Hits (Euro), 6205 at 0128 with rock, ad, and jingle ID at 0133. (Valko, PA) 0344 with man speaking in English and pop, time pips at 0400, ID and man/woman chatter, more pops. Thanks Valko tip (D’Angelo, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7430, Galbeni at 2216 with ID followed by program previews and World of Culture.(D’Angelo, PA) 9730, Tiganesti in English at 0015 with man/woman giving schedule, ID at 0017, then talk about tourism there. (Strawman, IA) 13660, Tiganesti at 1750. Woman talking about Romania in WWII under German occupation, ID at 1755 and close. (Cooper, PA) 17745, Tiganesti in Spanish at 2127 with talk and up-tempo traditional music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 11900, Pinheira, at 2105-2131* with man speaking in French. Nice ID at 2105, followed by English lesson. Closed at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA11820, Riyadh in Arabic at 2147 with Qur’an recitations. (Sellers, BC) 15305, Riyadh at 1607-1628 with man speaking in Arabic followed by Qur’an recitations. (D’Angelo, PA) 15435, Riyadh at 1650 in Arabic with several children singing, male announcer, later man/woman. (Cooper, PA) 17615 with Qur’an at 1407. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15390 at 2132 in Spanish with a pop song in English, //15520. (KB2DMD, PA) 17855 with Spanish rock at 2158, time pips at 2200, theme, ID, and announcements. Off at 2205, //17715. (Sellers, BC)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Manzini, 3240 at 0315 with instrumental music followed by man speaking in Shona. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio/Radio Sama, 15260 via Woofferton at 1806 with man/woman in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 6105 in Mandarin at 1310, (Brossell, WI) 9625, Paochung at 1205 in Thai with man speaking at some length. (Taylor, LFP)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875, Udon Thani in Khmer at 1115, IS, English ID, Then in Khmer and opening music. (Taylor, LFP) 9515, Emirler at 0300 with news in English and several IDs. (Cooper, PA) 15990 at 0004-0029* with man/woman hosting English news, ad string at 0010 with PSAs. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9515, Emirler in English at 0259 with flute and ID at 0300, frequencies, schedule, website, and email. (Strawman, IA) 9830 at 2212 but too weak to understand, other than it was in English. (Sellers, BC) 15350 in Turkish at 1345. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Thailand Relay, 7470 with presumed news in Mandarin. 11900 via Vatican at *2130-2300 in Bambara and man reading news. (D’Angelo, PA; Cooper, PA) 15120, Greenvile at 2145 with talks in Bambara. (KB2DMD, PA) 15630 via Woofferton at 1925 with ID.
VOA Tigrinya-Philippines Relay, 15590 in Mandarin at 1416. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia-Kuwait Relay, 9440 in Mandarin at 2325, 9900 with man/woman in Mandarin, 15450 in Tajik at 1406. (Brossell, WI) 12140, Northern Marianas Relay at 1255 in Khmer. (Taylor, LFP) 15255 via Woofferton at 1558 with man speaking in Turkmen, nice instrumentals and woman with closing announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Trans World Radio, 9900 via Tashkent at 1219 in English with IS, ID into start of an evangelical program. (Taylor, LFP)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via South Africa at 2034 with woman speaking in possible Yoruba, 15480 via Madagascar at 1920 with hymns and announcements in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, 9900 via Moldova at 0108 with long religious talk ID and closedown announcements and IS. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRNO-New Orleans, 7505 at 0103 with an ID giving Dallas mailing address, pops. (Strawman, IA) 0346 with man speaking in Chinese, woman closing program at 0400, contact info in English, then man with closedown announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
WHRI-Miami, 9505 at 2217 with “Amazing Grace” and another vocal hymn. (Sellers, BC)
KVOH-Rancho Simi, 17775 in Spanish with Christian music and announcements over some of them. (Sellers, BC)
EWTN Shortwave, 15610 with call-in program for Catholics at 2303. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voice of the Report of the Week, 7730 via Okeechobee at 0017 with listener requests and pops. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio TIrana, 5850 via Okeechobee at 2303 with news in English. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Prague, 5850 via Okeechobee at 2332 with man speaking in English, woman giving ID and various features, including mobile phone security. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7360 at *0329 with IS, opening in (l) Swahili, IS again at 0344 and into Somali,11730 at 0105 with man speaking over flute, later man/woman speaking. Off at 0118 with familiar IS and opening in Malayan. (D’Angelo, PA)

To: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Mark Taylor at Lark Park Farm, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; KB2DMD, Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Dave Valko, Dunlop, PA; and Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL.
Until next month, Celebrate short wave and...Keep On Keepin’ on!