Friday, June 1, 2018

June 2018 Shortwave Listening Logs

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay,15400 with world news at 1903. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 9770 via Moosbrunn at 2014 with man talking at some length in Dyula, then contemporary music. (Taylor, WI) 11955-Moosbrunn in Hausa at 1925. (Brossell, WI)

BOLIVIA—Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134, heard twice this week, signing off in Spanish at 0215 and 0207. (Perry, IL)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 15580 with news at 1830. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Cultura do Amazonas, Manaus, 4845 at 0056 just music audible at peaks, then wiped out by WWCR’s sign on at 0058. (Taylor, WI)
Radio DIfusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0323 with Brazil pops, male announcer, then a man giving a long religious talk at 0325. (D’Angelo, PA) 5940 man giving ID at 2339, talking about upcoming programs including several IDs. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Cultura do Para, Belem, 4885 with 2 men speaking, ID at 0308, and into pops. Lively talk at 0253. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radiodifusora Roramia, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0058 with a ballad, man giving ID, second announcer, then back and forth. (Taylor, WI) 0323 with Brazilian pops and man reading a series of ads and announcements followed by long religious talk at 0325. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Cultura do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0253 with lively discussion, ID at 0308, into pops. (Taylor, WI; D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 good with RTTY QRM at 0605. (Perry, IL)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 5940 at 0143 with an apparent sermon. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 at 0002 with man and woman talking back and forth. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparceida, Aparecida, 11855 at 2239 with talks and sound bites, brief songs and short announcements, (Brossell, WI) 2311 with contemporary Christian music. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Evangelizer, Curitiba, 11935 at 2334 with lively Brazilian country, man giving several IDs. (Taylor, LFP)

CHINA—China Radio International, Shijiazhuang, 9675 in Russian at 1325, 13570-Xi’an in Korean at 1350, and 15330 in Spanish with a multi-lingual ID at 2300. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/PBS–Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4900 at 1304 with 2 men in dramatic talk in Amoy, 4940 in Mandarin (no time given, but should be similar to the 4900 log). (Taylor, WI)
CNR/PBS, Qinghai, 6145 at 0119 in Mandarin and woman with indistinct music. (Taylor, WI)
PBS-Xinjiang in Kazakh at 1300 with woman talking. (Taylor, WI)
PBS-Xizang, Baiding, 5935 in Mandarin at 1309 with man talking, //6200. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 with cumbia’s and female announcer speaking in Spanish at 0350. (Perry, IL)

ENGLANDBBC, 6195 via Kostinbrod at 0132 in Dari. Man with street sounds. (Taylor, WI) 15330 via Woofferton with man and woman speaking in Tamil. (Brossell, WI) 7300 via Oman at 2238 with talk about South Africa. (KB2DMD, PA)
End Times Coming, 9400 via Bulgaria in English with apocalyptic preaching at 1918. (Taylor, WI)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 7205 in Hausa at 2023 with man mentioning Nigeria, fanfare, ID, indigenous vocals. (Taylor, WI) 13685 at 1715 with news-related features in French, IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15430 via Sri Lanka in Dari at 1346. (Brossell, WI)

GREECE9420, Avlis with talks in Greek at 2337. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, Bopal, 4810 in Hindi at 0124 with South Asian music. 5040; Jeypore at 1234 in apparent English news, then Orissa, //4810; and 4920-Chenni, 5010-Thiruvananathpuram, 7550-Bengaluru at 2218, woman speaking in English on developments there from WWII to the mid-50s, rundown of tomorrow’s program, fill music to 2229 ID, schedule and contact info, off at 2230.(Taylor, WI) 0445-Bengaluru in English at 1945 with “Bollywood” music and schedule in Hindi. (KB2DMD, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15350 via Nauen at 1454 in Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 5960 via France at 0452-0500* man speaking in Japanese; another at 0458, announcements and ID, two time pips at 0500 close. (D’Angelo, PA) 11945 via France at 1854 with songs and announcements in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nikkei One, 6055 in Japanese at 1314 with traditional Japanese music, //3925. (Taylor, WI)

MADGASCAR—African Pathways Radio, 17640 at 1808 on the value of marriage. (Brossell, WI)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0302 and several men with Spanish news program. (D’Angelo, PA)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 with clear English ID followed by interview on the various foods eaten there. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Independent Oromiya, (via France to Ethiopia), 17850 signing on at 1600 with an English ID, then man talking alternating with a woman. Gone in the S-7 noise level by 1608. (Perry, IL)
Omoro Voice Radio, (via France to Ethiopia), 17850, at 1608 with group vocals, Oromo language talk to program close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Dandal Kura Radio, (via France to Nigeria), 5960 at 0503 in Kanuri and occasional instrumental music pieces, 5960 via Ascension at 0500 after NHK goes off. (D’Angelo, PA)
Fursato No Kaze, (via Taiwan to North Korea), 7295 in Japanese at 1330 with woman speaking slowly. (Taylor, WI) 9950 in Japanese at 1345. (Brossell, WI)
National Unity Radio, (South Korea to North), 7530 at 1240 in noise and deep fades to past 1310 in apparent Korean, with occasional RTTY bursts on top. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, Paluig, 15335 in Tagalog at 1300. (Taylor, LFP)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6935 at 0008 with rock, Twilight Zone theme, ID, mostly ’60s rock, more IDs another at 0059 and off. (Taylor, WI) Poor at 0054 bobbing in and out with pop music. (Hassig, IL)
Insane Radio, 6950 weak at 0018, but just bits of audio. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 2354 with wide variety using the word “now.” (Hassig, IL)
MAT Shortwave, 6935, at 0030 with oldies complaining of being tired, mention of relay of MAT Radio. (Taylor, WI)
Skippy Radio, 6930u with Irish rock at 0125. Signal dropped off at 0140, but people on HFU were still hearing. (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0109 with Irish blues and SSTV. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Olah, 6930 at 2117 man playing MOR music, ID, mentioning HF Underground, another song, ID and more talk. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Pancho Villa, 6935 at 2236 repeating same program several times, some rock and comedy. “This is Pancho Villa, coming to you from where I am.” 2242 and 0039. (Hassig, IL) (This is a once-a-year broadcast from the SWL Fest held in Pennsylvania in early March. –GLD)
Voice of the Springfield Mission, via KIRK, 6930 at 2230 ID thanks to info from Bill Monteny (MI) with announcer saying he was head of Aryan Nation where they burn logs they don’t like, asked for money, gave an address which I missed. (D’Angelo, PA; Hassig, IL)
WFDR, 6950 at 2300 weak, man giving speech, apparently it was FDR. (Hassig, IL)
Dr. Detroit, 6960, ending contemporary dance number at 0000, NA, and off. ID via HFU. (Taylor, WI)
WNBC, 6920u, song loop at 2351, DJ talk, ads, weather with ID, more DJ patter stuff, mention of being on shortwave. Clear ID at 0035. (Taylor, LFP)
Channel Z, 4065 at 0012, rock, gmail address, DJ, and occasional IDs. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Free Whatever, 6500 at 2133 with girl band, Soviet national anthem, Dick Weed and Stafen complaining about storms damaging their antenna, more rock and talk. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Illuminati, 6955 at 2120 with rock, more rock, and music and talk by “Azimuth Coordinator,” eventual ID. (Taylor, LFP)

RUSSIA—Radio Sakha, Yakutsk, 7295 at 1048, music to top of the hour, time pips, then man speaking in Russian. (Delibert, MD)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far Eastern Relay, 11995 at 1430 in Burmese. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, Meyerton, 6155 from *0300 in English beginning with news update and remotes. (Perry, IL)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 via Meyerton, at 0433 with man and woman speaking in Afrikaans, pops, ID, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 at 1425 in Korean. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting Corp., Trincomalee, 11905 at 0138 with Hindi programming, mainly high-pitched female vocals and a woman speaking in Hindi. Scheduled to 0230. (Perry, IL)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 15530 via Woofferton in Arabic at 1846. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 11850 via Vatican at 1607 with man and woman reading the news in Kinyrarwanda, then onto news features. (D’Angelo, PA) 15110 via Thailand at 1337 with talks in Mandarin, jammed by China. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia-Kuwait Relay, 9535 in Mandarin at 2322, 15275 via Tajikistan at 1342 in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Afia Dufar, 15620 via Vatican in Arabic at 1802. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9535 via Nauen at 1942 in Arabic with a Middle Eastern vocals. (Taylor, WI) 11985 via Nauen at 1709 with religious talks in Amharic, into Kablye language program after English ID, 15155 via Madagascar at 1851 with religious program in English. (D’Angelo, PA).
WTWW, Lebanon, 5085 at 0101 with an ad talking about religious doctrine. Small hets on 5098 and 5072. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11850, SMG, at 1607 with man and woman reading the news in Kinyarwanda, then features. (D’Angelo, PA)

ZAMBIAZambia National Broadcasting, 5915 at 0440 with morning news program. Very nice signal. (Perry, IL)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corp., Dole, 11735 at 2031 in Swahili with very nice domestic music and woman speaking between selections. (Taylor, WI) 2052 with local vocals, woman speaking in Swahili at 2100. Off at 2110. (D’Angelo, PA)

Thanks for Your Logs
Back slips, high fives and man hugs to the guys whom made it work this time: Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; and Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD.
Until next month … Keep on keepin’ on … and Celebrate Shortwave!

Monday, April 30, 2018

May 2018 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA7370 with an English preacher at 1210, 6110 with IS at 1500, poor, with co-channel QRM from possibly PBS-Xizang, 7370 at 1217 with English; songs and a Christian message. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6105 via France with Qur’an at 0523 in Arabic. (KB2DMD, PA) 7335 with man and woman speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4949, Mulenvos at 0154 with continuous music to 4+1 time pips at 0200, ID and news, then several announcements. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0256 with mellow music, TS at 0300 with announcements, then man reading the news. (Taylor, WI)

ASCENCION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, 6005 on North Korea and the Olympics. (KB2DMD, PA) 15105 in Hausa at 2010. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond, 9610, Kununurra at 1316 with preacher in Hindi, English close at 1329. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 9770, Moosbrunn at 2018 with hymns, male announcer. Off in mid-sentence at 2025. (Taylor, WI)

BOLIVIA—Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 3310 at 2350-0005 with man in Quechua vocal, female announcer began in Spanish, Man talking just before the hour with ID and announcements, then music. (D’Angelo, FCDX, Valko, PA)
Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134 at 0037, 2 men with long discussion in Spanish, series of IDs beginning at 0058, and more discussions. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Rio Pio Doce, Siglo Viente, 5952 in Quechua at 2317 with rustic Andean CP music. Fair/good level but with horrible slop QRM from WRMI-5950. (Valko, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 4930 with Afro-pops at 0440. (KB2DMD, PA) 15580 at 1955 on the economies of several developing African countries. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(all in Portuguese -GLD)
Radio Congohas, Congohas, 4775 at 2228-2258, man hosting pops program, nice ID and several songs from 2233. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Radio Cultura do Amazonas, (t) Manaus 4845 at 0107 ending song and man talking. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, (p) 4875, at 0303 female announcer giving way to male announcer, then a ballad. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Club do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0436, 0439 with Brazilian pops and male announcer. ID and frequency announcement at 0454. (KB2DMD, PA, D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania 4985 at 0239 with contemporary music, male DJ into a ballad. (Taylor, WI) 0031 covered by RTTY, then in the clear with Brazilian pops, IDs and announcements. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre, 6020 with male/female hosts speaking with a caller. (KB2DMD, PA)
RB2, Curitiba, 6040 with upbeat music at 0517. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu at 2226 with nice vocal, followed by long religious talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 5940 at 0457 with woman prattling on. (KB2DMD, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 1325 fading in/out with a weather report. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, 11790 via Nauen in Urdu at 1556, male announcer speaking over music. (Taylor, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7325, Xi’an at 1220 in Japanese with woman talking over music, //7260. (Sellers, BC) 1247, Jinhua in Japanese; 12085, Xi’an in Mongolian at 2308. (Brossell, WI) 9620, Kashi, 2156-2158* male and female announcers discussing popular English phrases. Carrier cut while the woman was still speaking. (D’Angelo, PA) 11900, Kunming, 1349-1356* with man discussing wild flowers, vocal segment. Woman reading closing ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
PBS Xizang, 6200, Baiding at 1324 in Tibetan with man speaking, then woman speaking. (Taylor, WI)
PBS-Xinjiang, 5060, Urumqi in Mandarin at 0107, just barely audible in Mandarin. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of China, 4750, Hailar at 4750, male and female announcers in Chinese, Acapella at 1149, another at 1153. CODAR QRM; 4800, Golmud at 1124, man and woman speaking in Chinese with flutes, some sort of dramatization at 1135. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Voice of Shenzhou, 6165, Beijing, at 1153 with female vocals and woman speaking in Chinese, music fanfare, vocals following news. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Voice of Jinling, 6200, Nanjiang, 1227 opening with male vocals and Chinese program was a mix of music and talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX) Usual booming signal at 1305 with some kind of news show, man.woman speaking in Vietnamese to theme at 1310 then music pgm. (Perry, IL)
Nei Menggu PBS, 7270-Hot Hot at 1320 in Mongolian, alternating male/female announcers. (Taylor, WI) 9520 in Mandarin at 2353, 9750 in Mongolian, woman talking, then speech by man. (Taylor, WI)
CNR-6, Beijing 6165 possibly at 1333 in Mandarin with mellow instrumental music and a man and woman reading announcements. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0422 with continuous local music with two male announcers speaking in Spanish. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Progresso, Bauta, 4765 in Spanish with sultry-voiced female announcer with hypnotic talk, very scary talk. Abrupt off at 0431. (KB2DMD, PA)

CZECH REPUBLICRadio Prague, 5850 via Okeechobee with a news/magazine program at 2330. (Barton, AZ)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050, Pinchincha at 0050 with man speaking in Spanish and indigenous music, ID at 0159. (Taylor, WI) 11900 via Sri Lanka at 1540 with its Russian program from Voronezh studio. Supposed to go into Chechen at 1600. (Perry, IL) (Ralph notes that this now QSLs direct with a nice card/package.)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9890, Abis possibly at 2108 in French man and woman talkers. (Taylor, WI)

ENGLANDBBC, 15490 via Madagascar at 1556 on human rights in Zimbabwe. (Brossell, WI)
End Times Coming, 9400 via Bulgaria at 1922-1930 with man giving religious talk on the coming rapture, woman ending program at 1930. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 9790 at 2100 with ID in French, news in English, Zuma’s resignation announcement translated into French. (Taylor, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420, Avlis at 2313 with talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUINEARTV Guinneene, 9650, Conakry at 2327 with French announcements, mention of Conakry. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9445, Agat with woman speaking in Mandarin and a radio play followed by an interview. (Taylor, WI) 11800 at 2255 with religious music, and woman speaking in Indonesian. Closed at top of the hour without announcement. (Barton, AZ)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 1143 with choir and man preaching in Spanish. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1235 with man speaking in Spanish, banjo. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4920, Chennai at 1226 with what sounded like Indian film music, female announcers with news and ID, back to woman speaking in Tamil and more film music; 5010, Thiravanathupuram at 1231 with woman reading the news; 11560, Panaji (Goa) at *1530 with woman reading the news in G.O.S.; 11620 at 13490 in Nepalese. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 4920, Chennai at 1231 with news in English; 5010 at 1250 in Malay, man and woman talking alternating; 5040, Jeypore in Orissa at 1309, two men talking, then woman talking and Southeastern Asian music; 7550, Panaji with G.O.S. and western-style ballad in Hindi. (Taylor, WI) 4920 in Hindi at 1410, 5010 at 1359 in Hindi. (Sellers, BC) 9865, Bengaluru at 1630 with drums, flutes, male/female vocals in possibly Hindi. Still going at 1700; 11620 with massive signal in Nepali service at 1330 with Indian pop music just after open. (Perry, IL) 11560, Bengaluru with sub-continental songs and announcements in Dari; 15175, Panaji (Goa), in Gujarati at 1547. (Brossell, WI)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 7380 via Nauen at 2341 in Gurage, man speaking slowly, Southeastern Asian music, into Burmese. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9745 via Armenia at *1259 ending IS, woman with English sign on. Man preaching, ID, and announcements at 1314 before switching to another language. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

INDONESIARadio Republic Indonesia, 3325, Palangkaraya (Kalimantan) 1257 music variety. (Taylor, WI) 1418 with woman hosting pops, splatter from 3320-Pyongyang, (Sellers, BC) 2219 with man speaking in possible Indonesian. Very poor. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

IRANIRIB, 7360, Sirjan at 2056 with music and Spanish talks and announcements prior to talk features. (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPANRadio Japan, 6155 via Austria with really annoying pops at 0529. (KB2DMD, PA) 11655 at 2140 with piano, still going at 2230 with acoustic guitar, then man and woman speaking in Japanese. 13650 at 2345 in Burmese. Off with time pips at top of the hour. (Baton, AZ)
Radio Nikkei-1, 3925, Nagara at 1058 with woman speaking in Japanese, later man. (D’Angelo, PA) 1241 with contemporary music. (Taylor, WI) Nikkei-2, 6115 at 0800 with non-stop pops, female announcer in Japanese, English ID at top of the hour. (Barton, AZ) 1106 with woman speaking in Japanese and group discussion. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

MADAGASCARMadagascar World Voice/Radio Fada, 11945 at 1946 in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 9890, Rangitaiki at 1121 with English on situating in Fiji. Carrier cut in mid-sentence, then back with more on the Cook Islands. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1241 with TC, ID and music. Also 1304 on 7390. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 6185, Kajang, at 1328 with martial music and Mandarin talks. (Taylor, WI)
KCBS, 2850, Pyongyang in Korean at 1222 with chorus; 3220 at 1230 with possible news in Korean. (Sellers, BC) 2850 at 1230 with patriotic music. (Barton, AZ)
PBS-Pyongyang, 3320 in Korean with DPRK opera. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140, Thumrait, *1400 woman reading news headlines. (D’Angelo, PA) 1527 in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Xoriyo Ogaden (via France to Ethiopia), 11970 from 1600 sign on, then HOA music with woman speaking in Somali. (Perry, IL)
Voice of the Amara People (via France to Eritrea), 15360 at 1702 missed opening but with male and female announcers speaking in Amharic. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 9720 with man speaking in Arabic, ID and apparent close. Instrumental music to close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio OMN (Oromo Media Network) (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11600 at *1556-1656* with O/C open and possibly news in Omoro, HOA music, long talks. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Xoriyo (via France to Eritrea), 11970 at 1608 with HOA music and long talk in Somali. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Hwera International (via Florida to Nigeria), 11530 at 1942-2000* with nice vocals, male announcer speaking in Hausa, ID. (D’Angelo, PA) 1950-2000 via WRMI excellent level in Hausa. (Perry, IL)
Furusato No Kaze (Japan to North Korea), 9560 via Taiwan at 1453 in Japanese with contact info, ID, and off; 9965 via Palau at 1531; 9975 at 1516 in Korean; 9800 via Taiwan in Korean at 1511. (Taylor, WI) 9705 with man speaking in Japanese at 1335, woman singing at 1342, nothing on supposed //s 9900 or 9850. (Perry, IL) 5935 at 1330. woman giving English ID, electronic music bridges then jammed; 9690 at 1615 with geisha house-like music, Japanese vocals, woman giving Japanese monologue. (Barton, AZ)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 4450 at 1143 with woman speaking in Korean. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1234 with man and woman with passionate talk. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of Hope (South Korea to North), 3985 at 1247 in Korean with Korean pop music, woman giving a long harangue. Weak DPRK jamming. (Taylor, WI) 1412 with man and woman speaking in Korean, one questioning the other. (Sellers, BC)
Echo of Unification (South Korea to North), 5905 at 0020. Running past scheduled close with man and woman speaking in Korean to 0044. (Perry, IL)
Radio Dabanga (via Madagascar to Sudan), 13800 in Arabic at 1534 with man and female announcers. (Taylor, WI)
Dengue Kurdistane (via Armenia to Turkey), 7320 at 2016-2200* in Kurdish with mand and woman talking. (Taylor, WI)
“Radio Sana’a” (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 in Arabic at 1557. (Taylor, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC-Bougainville, 3325 at 1113 with mentions of “government” and “Bougainville”. Into lively island music at 1148. (Valko, PA) 1143 mixing with RI-Palangkaraya. Bougainville went off at 1201. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15355, Palauig, at 2259 with English ID, then into Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting Corporation, 9345, Iba at 1446 in Mandarin and man and woman alternating with vocals. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

PIRATES—Clever Name Radio, 6900u at 0219, and 0352 and 6910u at 2300. (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 0052, 2321 and 2354, variously. (Hassig, IL) 0140 with segued rock, synthesized ID by woman, 6950u at 0135 with rock, ID, heavy metal. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan, 6947 at 2322 with blues, ID, shifted to 6924 at 2336. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio at 0045 with bluesy numbers, CW ID at 0137. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Yeti International, 6980u at 2252 various pop music and off. Back at 2310 with Elton John, then with nice Chinese-style western music. (Taylor, WI)
Wild 100, 6965u at 2140 with nice guitar jazz and periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Skippy Radio, 6930u at 2315 early rock, boogie woogie, and SSTV. (Taylor, WI)
Channel Z, 6150 with Andy Walker at 2226, ID and greetings to several DXers. Signal cutting out at times. (Valko, PA)
Yeah Man Radio, 6925 at 2125 ending a jazz number, IDs and talk about HF Underground and greeting listeners. (Valko, PA)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0148 with good variety of progressive rock from different eras. (Hassuig, IL)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7220, Galbeni at 0504 with man and woman speaking in Romanian doing news, then ID followed by features. (D’Angelo, PA) 15130 in Arabic at 1531. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 4960, Pinheira, //4930-Botswana at 0445. (KB2DMD, PA) 11900 with music and talks in French. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—Radio Al Azm, 11745, Jeddah at 1427 for Saudi troops at the Yemen border, all in Arabic with woman chatting/laughing on telephone. (Perry, IL) 15380 with Qur’an at 1350. (Brossell, WI)

SOMALILANDRadio Hargeisa, 7140 (INTRUDER) in Somali with HOA music at 0415. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, 3345, Meyerton, at 0346 with English features, sports update, announcements, rap, nice ID, 15235 at 1756 in English service with sports during African Digest. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320, Meyerton at 0352 with woman speaking in Afrikaans, easy listening music program. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 3955 via Woofferton at 2144 in French with talk and music interludes, closedown announcements 5950 via France at 2033-2101* with French, two female announcers and children singing, closedown announcements, instrumental music and off. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 15360 in Russian at 1841. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting Corp, 9720 fading in around 1150 with Tamil program, should improve by its closedown time at 1215. (Perry, IL)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7300 at 1214 with Chinese drama program, followed by nice vocal, //6045 was poor. (D’Angelo, PA) 9680 in Mandarin at 1313. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 5875, Udorn at 1127 man making closing announcements in Chinese, familiar gongs, supposed to go into Japanese at 1130 but that wasn’t noted. 9390 at 1235 with man speaking in English with news from the Public Affairs Department, several IDs, world news at 1240. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 5960, Emirler, 2304 with woman reading the news in English, ID, more news then features; 11815, Emirler at 1634-1657 with Turkish music, then features in Turkish. (D’Angelo, PA) 15350, Emirler in Turkish at 1342. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Tinang Relay, 9620 at 2257 ending Mandarin and close at 2302. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 15630 via Wofferton in Tigrinya at 1527. (Brossell, WI)
Deewa Radio (VOA) 9355, Thailand Relay in Pashto at 1444, //9370. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marti, 7435, Greenville in Spanish at 1257. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 11800 via Meyerton at *2000 opening with English, woman talking and ID then into French; 15155 via Madagascar at 1833-1858* with English program and plenty of IDs and contact info, man and woman with religious stories and vocals. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 15250 via Germany in Hindi at 1543. (Taylor, WI) 15605 Nauen Relay in Punjabi. (Brossell, WI)
WBCQ, Monticello, 9330 at 1725 with Allan Weiner complaining about taxes and station problems. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 9600 via Tinang at *2200 opening with Vatican theme and into Mandarin. 11990 via Tinang at 2339-2359 with woman giving a long religious talk in Vietnamese. Closing at 2359. (D’Angelo, PA) 13765 in Amharic, man giving bumper and several announcements; 15620 in Tagalog teaching emotional control. (Taylor, WI) 15595 at 1600 with “Laudator Jesus Christus,” then into French. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 9840, SonTay at 1239-1258* with news in English, ID, and Letterbox program, closed with ID and contact info, //12020 was poorer. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

ZANZIBARZBC, 11735 at 2024-2101* with continuous vocals, woman reading closedown announcements in Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA)

High fives, back slaps and salutes in general go to the following good guys who checked in this month: Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FXDX (French Creek DXpedition, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA.

Until next month … Keep on keepin’ on, and … Celebrate Shortwave!