Thursday, October 29, 2015

November 2015 Shortwave Listening Logs

Here are this month’s logs. All times are in UTC. Double capital letters are language abbreviations (SS = Spanish, RR = Russian, AA = Arabic, etc.) If no language is mentioned English (EE) is assumed.

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor Point, 11870 with IS and ID at 1200 sign on. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 6145 via France with Qur'an recitations at 2237. (Brossell, WI) 11985 via Issoudun with Qur'an at 0518. (KB2DMD, PA)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay Station, 6135 at 0451 with correspondent's reports, anmts and music, then off at 0459. (Sellers, BC) 15105 in (l) Hausa at 1945. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 17840-Shepparton with news by W and cutaways to various speakers. (D'Angelo, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 9940-Kununurra in (l) Indonesian at 1244, 11590 in (l) Bengali at 1250. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 9690-Moosbrunn at 0236 in (l) Punjabi and W doing EE ID, then Indian music, 11880-Moosbrunn with talks in AA at 0632. (KB2DMD,PA) 11980 with contact info at 2120. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, 4930 at 0439 with an interview about issues facing immigrant women. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1920 on politics in Israel. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(all in PP)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875.1 at 0341-0404* with Brazilian pop vocals, ads f/by long talk by M, group singing at 0400, then ancr with closing ID and sign off anmts f/by choral anthem, then about a minute of dead air until termination. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 6010 at 0444 with an ID and Brazil pops, barely audible on //15190. (Sellers, BC)
RB2, Radio Clube Paranaense, Curitiba, 6040 (t) at 0149 with talks by a W. (KB2DMD, PA) 0542 with talk and music carrying Radio Aparecida programming, //Aparecida frequencies 6135, 9630, 11855 and another RB2 frequency (9725) were fair. Nothing was heard on 11935. (Sellers, BC)  
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0506 audible after BBC left at 0459 with Brazil pops and ID. //9630 was very good and 11855 was good. (Sellers, BC) 9630 at 0231 with a pop ballad and M with ID, 9820 at 0307 with ancr and soft music, 11855 at 0200 with M talk, slow instl music bridges and boisterous anmts. (KB2DMD, PA) 11855.3 at 0032-0105 with long religious talk, f/by music selections, nice ID at 0058, then several anmts. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 at 0026 with studio discussion, Two M with a lot of laughter and continuous mentions of Cuba. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rio Mar, Manaus, 6160 already noted at 0938 with M and pleasant vocals. In and out; had more talk to 0952. One of the rare times I  got audio on this one! (Valko, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0031 with a religious service, M preaching with slow guitar accompaniment and many "Hallelujahs!" (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, 11735 at 1020 ending a soft vocal, M with canned intro, then live DJ. Signal was about equal to Nacional on 11780. (Valko, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0643 with M taking phone calls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0411 with Brazil pops, but was heavily distorted. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonas, Brasilia, 11780 with slow ballads at 0638. (KB2DMD, PA)

CANADA—CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0300 with several "News Talk" IDs with W host, f/by a talk show. (D'Angelo, PA)) 0411 with commercial for C. Crane radio, f/by Art Bell's Midnight in the Desert. (KB2DMD, PA) 0447 discussing child sexual abuse. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5965-Xi'an at 1254 in (l) KK, 6100-Beijing in RR at 1250, 7325-Jinhua at 1224 in JJ, 7365-Shijiazhuang in Mandarin at 1234, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2212, 9685-Urumqi in RR at 1228 and 9705 in Mandarin at 1528. (Brossell, WI) 6175 Albanian Relay at 2246-2303 with M/W in PP, M with closing ID and frequency anmt, IS at 2300 f/by start of SS pgm,7210 via Cerrik (Albania), at 2248 with W in SS hosting pops, //7250. 7250-Kashi at 2253, //7210 and 7350-Kashi at 2335 in EE with weather for Asia, then a time check and mention of "you're listening to The Beijing Hour." Then several promo anmts f/by business news, sports, then a CC language lesson. (D'Angelo, PA)
China Peoples Broadcasting Station/China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1315, 6155-Beijing in Mandarin at 1235. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADOR—HCJB, 6050-Pichincha with slow, dreary music at 0056,  group vocals and flutes, ancr in SS, ID at 0058. More music f/by M with formal ID and frequency anmt, 3+1 time pips at TOH, then religious pgm in Quechua. (D'Angelo, PA) 0426. (KB2DMD, PA) (Language? gld)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9315-Abu Zaabal at 0203 with the usual distorted audio and big signal. (KB2DMD, PA) 9965 at 0015 with instls and EE anmts. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 9900 via Taiwan in Mandarin at 1239. (Brossell, WI) 11700-Issoudun at 0420 with talks in FF. (KB2DMD, PA) 0759-0752* with instls, M in FF to off. (D'Angelo, PA)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 15275 via Talata (Madagascar), in Hausa at 1850 and an ID. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE—Voice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 0235 with pgm of Greek music, hosted by W in Greek, into M in Greek at TOH. (D'Angelo, PA) 9935 with non-stop Greek music, but co-channel whine reduced the audio quality to poor. But //9420 was very good. (D'Angelo, PA)

GUAM—Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9880 in (l) KK at 1235, 9910 in Mandarin at 1221. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4800-Hyderabad at 0025 tune in. Heavy t-storm static and indigenous music, f/by W in (p) Hindi, ID at 0030 and another W with EE ID and news from 0035. (Wood, MA) 9445-Bengaluru discussing economic growth there with USA's assistance. (Brossell, WI)
9870-Bengaluru (the Vividh Bharati service), 0407 in Hebrew with Balliwood music with sitar and W vocal. (KB2DMD, PA)        
TWR-India, 9900 via Tashkent at 0053 with M talking in vernacular. (KB2DMD, PA)

IRAN—VOIRI, 9420-Zahedan in AA with Qur'an recitations at 0013, 9510-Zahedan with W talking to caller at 0227, f/by music, 11955-Sirjan in vernacular, f/by ID and anthem. (KB2DMD, PA)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0413 with M and talk in JJ, several IDs at 0414, then familiar theme music, f/by JJ pops pgm, 11975 in AA at 0628 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA) Radio Nikkei, 3925 at 1320 with jazz. (Barton, AZ)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico City, 6185 at 0357 in SS with W  mariachi vocal. (KB2DMD. PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700 with world news at 1301. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, 9690 fair at 0602 with M ancr in Hausa and indigenous music, //7255 was poor. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait, at 1959 with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI) 2150 with M and continuous AA talk to 2159 when they went off abruptly. (D'Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (from Taiwan to China), 11500 in Mandarin at 1242. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane, (via France to Iran), 11600 at 0304 in Kurdish and seeming non-stop Kurdish music, nice ID at 0401, f/by  news. (D'Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope, 6003 (South Korea to North), at 1159 with time pips and (p) ID in KK at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, 11645 (via Vatican to Sudan), at 0427 in AA after IDs transitioning into the Radio Dabanga service at 0430. (KB2DMD, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC National Radio, 12025-Shepparton (Australia), at 0700 tune in on an ID and W with news, then an update on the medals tally at the Pacific Games, PSAs on the National Identity Theft pgm. (D'Angelo, PA) 

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Company, 7410 at 1237 with talks in (l) Khmer, 9430 in Mandarin at 1230. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan, 6924 at 0011, off at 0047 after train horn SFX, (Hassig, IL) 6925 at 0009 with blues, ID at 0023, 6950 at 0106-0140* with pgm of blues. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Trump, 6935u at 0115-0123* with an oldie, The Donald talking about climate change and other topics, ID and mention of (D'Angelo, PA)
Free Thinker Radio, 6925u with M and obscure rock things. Might have its origins as a web stream. (Lobdell, MA)
BID (Burn it Down) Radio, 6925u at 0130-0150* with talk about martial law, going underground, various rock things. "BID Radio" at close. (Lobdell, MA) 6960u at 0234 with heavy metal. (Hassig, IL) 0321-0351 with pop/rock from Johnny Cash, etc., ID by M at 0346 after SSTV.  (Lobdell, MA)
Technical Man Radio (Holland), 6285 at 2234-2312+ with M and pop/tock, frequent IDs, email address. (Lobdell, MA)
BarraQuada, 5897u  at 2313-2345 with numbers by Maroon 5. No IDs or other talk. (Lobdell, MA)
Cold Country Canada, 6969 at 0126-0152* several selections, ID as "Cold Country Canada, the weakest station in the nation." Also 0142-0206+ with rock numbers and frequent IDs, again at 2340-0005* repeating numbers from last night, frequent IDs, 0127-0150 with rock things, mentions of The Free Radio Cafe, IDs. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0115 poor/weak with just occasional bits of audio. Also, 0235 weak and poor with an OTR sitcom, coml for Colgate tooth powder. Also at 0100 with a tenor doing an opera-type song in Italian. (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6950u at 0201-0218 with things by Public Image, The Rattles and Japan, including a quick ID, 6955 at 0200 with various numbers and usual short IDs. (Lobdell, MA) 0223 with light pop and punk rock like what I hear on college radio. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0125 poor/weak with industrial dance things. another log at 0107 with "house" style dance things. (Hassig, IL)
Brockett 99, 6930 at 2332 with a lively pgm filled with IDs and contact info. Reports should go to Pgm was hosted by "Ernie," including news, sports and other features, with TC's "taped from somewhere". (D'Angelo, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u, 2101-2130+ with comedy skit about Jeff Gordon, IDs, instls, 2340-0013* various numbers with lots of SSTV images mixed in, then off with NA. (Lobdell, MA) 2301-2352 M with IDs, mentioning frequency. Many old pop things. ID at 2342 then SSTV scan. Gave (D'Angelo, PA) 0040 with massive QRN which abated after 45 minutes. Various pop/rock numbers and several SSTV/FAX transmissions. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935u at 0145 with some rock numbers, 6945u with various rock numbers at 0139-0220, another day at 0225 with the usual DJ banter and rock things., also 6965u at 0149 with DJ and pop/rock. (Hassig, IL) 0300-0312* end of pgm with Dick Weed and Stavin. Off after an ID. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0045-0137 with a "lucky" themed program. FAX/SSTV effects  at 0135. Also, 0104-0124 with series of songs with the word "lie" in them, SSTV/FAX SFX at 0121. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Crombi (England), 6309 at 2337 with a couple of things by Mr. Polka, then into a full sign off at 2342 with ID. Supposed email address is, but emails have gone unanswered so far. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Abu Dhabi (Euro), 6250-6260 at 2355-0037 with Hank Williams, instl guitar and polkas. Moved between 6250 and 6260 several times. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Focus International (Euro), 6286.3 at 2311 with pops but was hard to hear in a noisy band. (Lobdell, MA)
FRS/Free Radio Service-Holland, 9300 at 2247-2305* reading listener letters and pop things. Full ID and email info at 2300. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 9520-Tiganesti at 0017 in RR with talks and music, 9730-Tiganesti at 0036 with mailbag pgm, including one from a U.S. ham who complained about QRM from RHC (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOME—Voice of America, 4960-Pinheira at 0421 with several M discussing African news W with ID at 0423, anmts and mention of VOA News, another ID at 0430. (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 9870 at 2147 with AA vocals. (Brossell, WI) 15205-Riyadh with the Holy Qur'an Service and M with brief AA talks. (D'Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0427 in Afrikaans, W DJ with a song by Andrea Bocelli, then instl music. (Sellers, BC)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 15490-Nobeljas, with live coverage of an SS sporting event at 1950. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, Manzini, 3200 with a song, then a hymn and more GG pgmg, //4775 which was fair with CODAR QRM. (Sellers, BC)

SWEDEN—IBRA Radio (p) Radio Ibraham via Wooferton, 15258 at 1825 in AA with flowery music. Abruptly off at BOH. (KB2DMD, PA)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 15590 at 0016-0029* first time noted in several months, with news in EE, promotional events, features and PSAs. Seemingly gone after the BOH antenna switch. (D'Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 15350 with talks in TT. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay at 1312 in Mandarin, 7235 Philippine Relay in (l) KK at 1211, 9825 Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 1233 and 15110-Ascension relay at 2130 with ID and beginning in ancd Bambara. (Brossell, WI))
Afia Darfur Radio, 9780 in AA at 1924. (Brossell, WI) 9815 in vernacular at 0303 with M ancr and snips of agitated M hollering into a bullhorn with multi-path echo. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Moldova, with vocals at 0232 and anmts in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 6075 via Biblis in Belarusian at 0408, 12035 at 0350 with alternating ancrs in Pashto. (KB2DMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15275 listed Rwanda relay at 2050 with talks in (l) Yoruba, 15480 Madagascar relay in AA at 1913 and 17800 Rwanda relay in (l) Fulani at 1954. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 Palau relay with a sermon at 1302. (Brossell, WI)
WINB, Red Lion (PA), 9265 at 0002 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA)
KVOH, Rancho Simi (CA), 9975 at 0325 with Saturday Night Jam Session.  Great music from the Benny Goodman Quartet, the Artie Shaw Orchestra and others. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Prague, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0313 on the absence of poisonous spiders in the Republic, f/by answers to listener questions. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Alexandria via WBCQ, Monticello (Maine), 7490 at 2340-2358 with M (later identified as Rollin B. Hunt) talking about their plans for a ship to broadcast over shortwave to the Pacific. Later called this their North American Service. (D'Angelo, PA)
FG Radio, 11580 via Okeechobee opening at 2300 with a nice ID, f/by news, FF ID at 2309, then a vocal and closing ID, WRMI ID with Ian McFarland. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN CITY—Radio Vaticana, 11715 at 0417 in AA with W talking. (KB2DMD, PA)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI) 12005 via Wooferton at *0230-0251 with O/C to 0230 with W and EE ID, pgm previews, news. (D'Angelo, PA)

That will do it for this month. Back slaps, kudos and high fives to the following good guys who checked in this time: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA and Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ. Thanks to each of you!
Until next month --- keep on keepin' on!

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!