Friday, March 31, 2017

April 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA7355-Anchor Point with English ID at 1200. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6155 via France with Holy Qur’an at 2132, 7285 with Qur’an at 2124-2200*, 7335 via France at 2216 with man speaking in Arabic and music selections, 7355 at 2254 with Arabic songs. Poor, with QRM from co-channel CNR-2, 9710 via France at 2124-2200* with Arabic vocals and man speaking in Arabic. (Sellers, BC)

ANGOLARadio Nacional de Angola, 4949.7-Mulevenos, excellent level around 0100. (Delibert, MD) 0127 with woman talking.(Taylor, WI) 0357 with time pips at top-of-hour, ID, man with news in Portuguese, another man hosting a music program at 0410. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco with pops and announcements in German. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, 5875 at 0544 on illegal Cuban immigration to the U.S, 6005 at 0549 on African soccer/cricket. (KB2DMD, PA) 6005 at 0539 with woman discussing Trump’s upcoming inauguration. (D’Angelo, PA) 11810 at 2059 with several World Service IDs and talk about Ukraine. QRM from CNR-8. (Sellers, BC) 11910 with news at 1933. (Padazopulos, Greece)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond Australia, 9645-Kununurra at 1330 on the Apostle Paul. (Sellers, BC)
Hobart Radio International, Tasmania, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0453 with English and pirate DX tips. ID at 0458 with contact info, followed by vocals. WRMI ID at 0500 and into Spanish program. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 5920 via Moosbrunn in Urdu at 0202 with man talking, music, SEA music, woman then read postal and web addresses at 0227, IS and into Punjabi. (Taylor, WI)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 4930-Mopeng Hill at 0326 with English news features, ID, then man and woman with more features. (D’Angelo, PA) 6195 at 2023 with African Beat. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0426 with Brazilian pop vocals hosted by man, ID, talks, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, 4925.2 at 0042 with local guitar, then male announcer and more music.(K8HU, VA)
RB2/Radio Clube Paranaense, 6040.7 at 0345 with back to back vocals. Good strength, but low a modulation level and crushing QRM from 6045 until 0400. (K8HU), VA)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, (p) 5940 at 2259 with man talking, low level when WWCR-5935 came on. (KB2DMD, PA) 9664.9 at 0108 with lively sambas, male announcer and into a ballad. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 6090 at 0600 with W and a jazz vocal. (KB2DMD, PA) 0740 (Caribbean Beacon was off) with talk by a man. Usual kitty-cat meowing at 0743, 0744, and 0746. (Valko,PA) 11925 (p) at 0525 with Brazil pops. male announcer, time pips over music at 0530. (D’Angelo PA)
Super Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 6160 quite audible at 0916 with male announcer, two women making religious mentions. By 0930 CKZN was way on top, 11895 at 0906 with children’s choir. This and Gaucha were the only 25-meter Brazilians heard at this hour. (Valko, PA)
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre, 11915 at 1009 with man/woman hosting (mainly man) hosting. Ad block and time ticks at 1015 and 1030. (Valko, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 11780-Brasilia at 2315 with talks. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiana, 11815 at 0334 with Brazil pops, man talking, jingles, ID, and ads. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2249 with a comedy routine at 2317, ID at 2250, then more comedy. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 9600 via Bulgaria at 1745 in Farsi with man until 1755, woman with contact info including postal address in Toronto; off at 1800. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 7325-Jinhua at 1143 with woman talking in Japanese, 11875-Kunming at 1102 with woman speaking in (l) Amoy, 11935-Shijiazhuang with man/woman in Russian. (Brossell, WI) 7340-Kashi at 1855 with a Chinese/Indonesian lesson. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9440 at 2045 on the health risks of sugar, 9860-Kashi at 2248 in apparent Esperanto lesson. (Sellers, BC)
China National Radio, Network 1 (p) 4800 with instrumentals at 1313, 6180 with instrumentals, then pop-style group, announcements and time pips at 1400. Unsure whether this was two CNR-1 transmitters or one jammimg Taiwan. (Sellers, BC) 2/China Business Radio, 9775-Bejing at 2127 with music and announcements, //9755, Network 8, (p), 9610-Beijing in Mongolian at 2317, with traditional ballads. (Sellers, BC) 11685 CNR-11-Baoji with man speaking in Tibetan. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou with man/woman talking in Mandarin at 1141. (Brossell, WI) 1316 with woman in Chinese playing old English pop songs. (Sellers, BC)
Xizang PBS, 4920-Lhasa with talks in Tibetan at 1156. (Brossell, WI)
Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi,(p) 5060 at 0113 in Mandarin with man, brief music and man talking for several minutes. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Jinling, (p) 6200-Nanjing at 1253 playing Chinese songs, then announcements and instrumentals from 1300. (Sellers, BC)
Nei Menggu PBS, Hot Hot, 7270 in Mongolian at 2258, man talking, theme-like music, 5 pips then a CNR-1 jammer, 9520 (p) at 2242 in Mandarin with woman/man alternating, then woman continuing at some length. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0100 ending song, ID by man over music, then Spanish talk. (Taylor, WI) 0356 with near non-stop LA vocals, occasional Spanish talk by woman, ID, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 5040-Bauta at 0024-0104 with English news, followed by features on Focus on Africa, then Arts Roundup and news. Into Spanish at 0100. (D’Angelo, PA) 11840-Quivican in SS at 0428. (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADORHCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 9530 via Ascension at 2211 in (l) Pulaar. Man with religious talk and seeming balafon music. (Sellers, BC)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9900 at 2117 with man and news in English, then female announcer and program of domestic music. (Taylor, WI) 2133 with woman reading the news, music bridge, and talk on cooperation, Russian forces, education, and agriculture. (Sellers, BC)

ENGLANDBBC, 5930 via Austria in Pashto at 0121. (Taylor, WI) 7445 via Madagascar at 1943-1959* with woman interviewing man, ID at 1959, another ID, quick promo and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 13740 at 1950 with woman talking in French. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 6045 via South Africa at 0319-0400* with woman talking in Swahili, brief instrumentals, then features, remotes hosted by woman. News headlines at 0348, 7275 via Botswana at 0402-0430 male vocals, woman giving English ID and Arabic talk, 15165 via France at 1647 with man in Arabic. Went off suddenly at 1652, 15275 via France at 1738 with discussion in French by several people, then instrumentals to closing ID at 1759. (D’Angelo, PA)
Rhein Main Radio Club, 6165 via Gavar (Armenia) at 2030-2100* with special program celebrating the 60th anniversary of DSWCI. (D’Angelo, PA)
Gruss An Bord/Nordeuscher Rundfunk, 5930 via Nauen at 2227-2300 with their annual German program for sailors at sea. NDR ID at 2256 with bells, “Silent Night” sung in English. (D’Angelo, PA) 9800 via France at 1802 with holiday program for sailors in German. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GREECEERT/Voice of Greece, 9420-Avlis with songs and announcements in Greek. (Brossell, WI) 9935-Avlis at 2157 with music, announcements in Greek, 2200 “Foni tis Athinas” ID. (Sellers, BC)

GUAM—KTWR, 7510 at 1406 in Korean with piano and female vocalist, female announcer, hymn on piano, man/woman alternating, (Taylor, WI) 9910 with man speaking in Mandarin at 1139. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0206 in Spanish with mellow instrumental music, including “Oh Come All ye Faithful.” (Taylor, WI) 0403 with soft music and hymns. (Brossell, WI) 0529 in English with man/woman singing southern gospel songs. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 6165-Bengaluru at 1402 in Sindi with female announcer and Indian film music, 11670-Bengaluru at 2158 with GOS and Indian film music. (Taylor, WI) 9445-Bengaluru at 2223 giving email address, music bridge, ID and schedule for next day before sign off, 9910-Aligarh at 2200 with man speaking and news. (Sellers, BC)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15350 via Nauen at 1309 with man speaking in Nepali. (Brossell, WI)

IRANIRIB, 6135-Sirjan at 1935 with news in Iranian. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7430-Sirjan at 0019 in Spansh with mellow music loop IS, woman with brief talk, then Qur’an recitations. (Taylor, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 9765 via Germany at 1850 with U.S. songs and comments in Japanese. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910-Yamata at 2238 with an oldie western song, man/woman speaking in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1118 with woman speaking in Japanese. (Brossell, WI) 9760-Nagara at 2308 with old U.S. pops, ID, then back to music at 2313. (Sellers, BC)

MADAGASCARMadagascar World Voice, Mahajanga at 2130 in Mandarin. 9535 at 2159 in Mandarin, fanfare at 2200, website given,11610 at 2130 in Mandarin with a radio drama. (Taylor, WI)
Pathways Radio,17640-Mahajanga at 1807-1820 with English, religious features, several IDs, cut at 1816, then a brief return before disappearing completely.(D’Angelo, PA) Signature music at 1958, opening announcement at 1959, African music at 2002, man/woman announcers, perhaps a live preacher. English ID 2054, before going off. Tnx Dan Sheedy tip. (Valko, PA)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador in French at 2127 with pop and lots of talk-overs. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7254-5 at 0758 with the usual drum IS, woman giving English ID, program rundown, ID and program intro.(Valko, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435-Kujang at 1430 in French. IS, ID by woman. (Taylor, WI) 15180 at 1113 with martial music. (Brossell, WI)
Korea Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS), 9665 at 2129 with woman speaking Korean over co-channel CNR-5, 11680 at 0032 Korean with woman and long, forceful speech, (Taylor, WI) 2044 with choirs and marching band music. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1608 with English segment running late with short music breaks between items. Into Arabic at 1616 after someone figured English shouldn’t be on at that time. (D’Angelo, PA) 2301 with Arabic chorals. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (via Tajikistan to China), 15565 with talk by man in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 at 1755 with 2 men speaking in Arabic, instrumental at 1759, man with ID and apparent close, then another instrumental seeming to open another hour. (D’Angelo, PA)
Furusato no Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), in Japanese at 1437 with woman talking. (Taylor, WI)
Shiokaze (Sea Breeze) (Japan to North Korea), 5935 in English at 1356, with woman and brief messages separated by music, and talk about the Korean people at 1343. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Dandal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria), 7415 at 0524 with lively discussion in and Kanuri many mentions of Nigeria. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Itahuka (via Madagascar to Rwanda),15430 with big O/C at 1757, but went off just as Afro music began at 1800. Presume in Kinyarwanda with an apparent political feature. (Valko, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 7445 with man speaking in Kurdish. ID and news at 2100, thanks Valko for tip. (D’Angelo, PA)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 4020u at 0029, “Testing 1-2-3” some old cold-themed blues songs. (Taylor, WI) 0146 with secular Christmas music, SSTV/FAX at 0228. (Hassig, IL)
WHYP, 4060u at 2334 with a good signal and excellent sideband audio. Retrospective feature, song in Hebrew, a Christmas polka, and some X-rated Christmas things. (Hassig, IL)
WDOR, 4020u at 0202 good with punk rock and pop. Also mentioned people who’ve posted on HF Underground. (Hassig, IL)
Happy Hanukkah Radio, 6925.4u at 1335 with a comedy skit, woman singing, instrumental, off at 1343. (Taylor, WI)
WRRI-Radio Random International, 6925u at 2348 with rock, repeated ID, a pause, then more rock. (Taylor, WI)
Electric Circus, 6925u at 2055 with brass band music, ID, a “ring master,” crowd noise with brass band in background and QRM from an unidentified station on 6927u, 2111 with “Captain Spaulding” welcoming HFU logs, then hard rock. (Taylor, WI)
Gospel Radio, 6929, weak at 2206 airing a religious program. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 2357 weak/poor with “Duffy’s Tavern.” (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1u at 0043 with pulsing music just above the QRN floor. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Relay Station,” 5150 at 2124 with rock, Radio Illumati ID at 1300. (Taylor, WI)
YHWH,” 5790 at 0303 with ID mentioning those call letters, also mentioning an email address not copied in full. (Valko, PA)
Captain Morgan, 6954 at 0242 with blues and rock, Twilight Zone theme, Gmail address, woman with IDs, theme repeated then lost or off. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0004 with rock, CW ID at 0017, more hard rock and occasional CW IDs, SSTV at one point, then off. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6950u at 0205 with segued instrumental rock, ID at 0213 and 0218 over rock. (Taylor, WI)
KFBN, 6905u with 2 songs with about 20 seconds in between. “?? North Radio signing off.” (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 5960-Galbeni at 0110 with an interview. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6020-Galbeni at 0436 with woman speaking in English hosting program of Romanian folk songs. 7310-Tiganesti at 2138 ending English  followed by The History Show, Nice closedown ID at 2155 with IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7235-Tiganesti in Spanish at 2030 with slow, sappy songs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15150-Galbeni at 1133 with slow music and English sign on. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 17705-Riyadh at 1402 with man speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 6020 in Spanish at 0553 with two men talking about Obamacare, 6080 at 0557 with International Edition and an editorial, (KB2DMD, PA) 9485 in (l) Bambara (M-Fri) with an interview, 11900 in French with discussion by two men, English ID and off. (Sellers, BC)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 at 2302, woman giving the news. (Sellers, BC) 15285 on North/South Korea relations. (Brossell, WI)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia International, 11580 via WRMI-Okeechobee at 2105 with man, ID and program lineup. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 6155 with a news program from 0345 tune in. (Perry, IL)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 3955 via Woofferton at 2151-2200* with man/woman speaking in French, instrumental at 2159, ID and closedown, (D’Angelo, PA) 7275 at 1204 with woman speaking in Korean. (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimje at 2237 with woman in Indonesian, including ID. (Taylor, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500-Nobeljas at 2027 with covering sporting event. (Brossell, WI) 2044 with correspondent report. (Sellers, BC)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 9940-Manzani at 1918-1950* with group singing, male announcer in (l) Lingala, familiar IS at 1934 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, (p) 6105 at 1303 with man speaking and fanfare, two female announcers, tingly music. (Taylor, WI) 7200-Tamsui at 1215 with soft-voiced female announcer in Chinese and children’s music. (KB2DMD, PA) 9450-Tanshui in Mandarin at 2329 with an interview, followed by woman talking. Surprised it didn’t have CNR-1 jammer. (Taylor, WI) 9735 at 1146 with man speaking in (l) Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 2030 with gongs, ID and PSAs. (Sellers, BC)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9460 at 2031 with man/woman singing in Turkish. (Brossell, WI) 9620 in English at 2142 with talks and music. Woman with an apparent story at 2150. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6035 via Ascension at 0512 in Hausa with vocals. Off at 0529. (D’Angelo, PA) 6045 Thailand Relay, in Mandarin with contemporary choral music then perhaps news, 11785 Thailand Relay at 1210 with woman speaking in Mandarin, 11900-Vatican relay at 2138 in (l) Bambara, 15580-Greenville at 2115 with pops. (Sellers, BC) 15590 Philippines Relay in Mandarin at 1422. (Brossell, WI) 17895 via Vatican at 1617 with talk on the Gambia. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 via Tajikistan at 1301 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via South Africa at 2048 with man speaking in (l) Yoroba, music at 2055, woman with website and a several IDs, address in Lagos. (Sellers, BC) 17800 via Meyerton at 1952 with long religious talk in (l) Fulfulde, brief instrumental segments between talks, English ID, into French. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, Miami, 11825 via Okeechobee at 2059, ID, then a hymn and Old Testament readings. (Sellers, BC)
WMLK, Bethel, PA, 9275 at 2156 with English religion, “Assemblies of Yahweh” ID and contact info. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7450 in Hindi at 0139 with Spanish, SE Asian flute, ID and into woman talking over flute. (Taylor, WI) 9660 at 2009 and man reading African news. (Sellers, BC)

ZAMBIAZambia National Broadcasting Corporation, 5915-Lusaka at 2148. Last few minutes with man/woman in a local language. Off suddenly at 2157. (D’Angelo, PA) 0258 with pleasant woman vocal, 0300 woman with ID, more songs. Some QRM from 5920. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Hope, Makeni Ranch, 13680 at 1635 with man and religious talk in English, instrumental, went off without announcement. (D’Angelo, PA)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, 6015-Dole with woman giving the news in Swahili. Began to lose synch around 0425 when the signal began to fade, 11735 at 1807 with man speaking in Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA) 1830 with peppy Afropop at armchair quality. (Perry, IL) 2020 group singing with percussion, female announcer in Swahili. (Taylor, WI) 2050 with Swahili music, announcements and more music at top-of-hour, “Spice FM” ID. (Sellers, BC)

High fives, man hugs and other congrats to those who did the good thing this time: Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; K8HU,Chuck Rippel, Chesapeake, VA; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; KB2DMD, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC.

Until next month, keep on keepin’ on!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS/New Life Station, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1208 with Postcard From Alaska, 11615 at 2108 with talks in Mandarin., KNLS/Radio Feda service, 13710 via Madagascar in Arabic at 2054, closing at 2100. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 7355 via France at 2216 with male announcer in Arabic. (D’Angelo, PA)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4950-Mulvenos at 2232 with male announcer doing a pop program, time pips, ID, and news. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 2312 with U.S. pops. Thanks Perry for tip. (Rippel, VA) 2354 with a pop piece, 4 time pips, then siren SFX and man speaking in Portuguese mentioning Angola. (Valko, PA) 0406 with Afropops, male announcer, 2 pips at 0100 followed by news. (Taylor, WI) Good signal lately around 0300. (Perry, IL) 0405 with two men talking back and forth. (Cooper, PA)

ANTARCTICA—Radio Nacional Archangel Sao Gabriel/LRA36, 15476 at 2052 with music on short peaks, man speaking in Spanish at 2105. Off at 2109. (Valko, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-General Pacheco with man speaking in Spanish at 1305. (Cooper, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, 15400 at 1935 discussing life on Mars. (Cooper, PA)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay-Mopeng Hill, 4930 at 0320 with Daybreak Africa,  followed by International Edition, nice promo for Jazz America on Saturday, 13580 at 1739-1800* with Somali language program. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0328 with discussion on health care. (Rippel, VA) 1930 with man explaining Special English. (Cooper, PA) 15580 at 2020 with Afropop. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel, 3375 at 1006 with man speaking, lively announcements, and music. (Valko, PA)
Radio Difusora Roramia, Boa Vista, 4875 0159 with male DJ, ID, and music program. (Taylor, WI) 0317 with woman singing songs, ID at 0318. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0110 with male DJ and possible soccer commentary. (Cooper, PA) 1039 with male DJ, music theme, same excited male DJ talking. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 at 0034 with pop tunes, sometimes briefly mixing with RTTY. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11815 at 0403 with male speaking and pops. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao, Tefe, 4925 at 0122 with male DJ and music. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 5035 at 0140 male DJ with light music, later woman DJ. (Cooper, PA) 0240 with male vocals, jingle ID, 6135 at 0130 with man hosting music program. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 2205 with male DJ and music, ID at 2206, 9665 at 0058 with M DJ. (Cooper, PA) 2356 with English correspondence request, 9665 ending full English ID but the ID was over before I could record it. (Valko,PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 6040 at 0115 with Portuguese ballads man and woman talking, 9725 at 0211 with man and woman announcers. The woman was a dead ringer for Lauren Bacall. (Ripple, VA) 6120 at 0222 with talk, mentions of Brazil and Sao Paulo, //11765, 9565 at 0140 with man talking and music variety. (Valko, PA) 11935 at 0000 with male DJ and ID at 0003. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista. 9675, with A Voz do Brazil at 2110. (Vallko, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 2310. (Brossell, WI)
Super Radio Boa Ventade, Porto Allege, 11895 at 1010 with religious talk by alternating man and woman over instrumental music, ID by man at 1020, 2143 with A Voz do Brazil. (Valko, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0007, with male DJ, music, and ID at 0012. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 1212 with news headlines. (Cooper, PA)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 6030 via Germany at 1836 with a preacher in English. Weak but readable. Better at 1918 but QRM from Oromiya when it signed on. (Valko, PA)

COLOMBIALa Voz de su Concencia, 6010 in Spanish at 0340, seemed to be a preacher. (Cooper, PA)
Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 with near non-stop Spanish vocals at 0356, occasional breaks by woman announcer, ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)

CONGO (Rep. of)—Radio Congo, Brazzaville, (t) 6115 came on at 0535:45 with man in a remote, different man at 0540. Sign on time suggests Congo. (Valko, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 15140 with man and woman announcers speaking French at 2012. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, (p) 5920 via Germany at 2050 with woman speaking Greek, off at 2101. (Valko, PA) 6050-Pinchincha, at 0128 with man speaking in Spanish, women group singing. (Taylor, WI) 0348 with W talk and vocals. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC-Oman Relay, 6190 at 1724 with soccer game. 17780, 6195 Oman Relay with woman DJ and news at 1631, //7445 and 7465. (Valko, PA) 7445 via Madagascar at 1943, woman interviewing man, ID at 1950 and off at 1959. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA—Radio Bata, (t) 5005 at 0556 weak in Spanish with just bits of audio. (Valko, PA)

ERITREAVoice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, 7175 at 1337 with man speaking and musical bridge, also at 1635. (Valko, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 11985 in French at 2047. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 9830 via Sao Tome in Hausa at 1840, several IDs including frequencies at 1859 close. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 15165 via France at 1647-1652* with man speaking in Amharic until close, 15275 via France at 1738-1759* with discussion in French. (D’Angelo, PA) 15290 via Issoudun at 1625 in English with news features and IDs. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Gruss An Bord/Nordeutscher Rundfunk, 5930 at 2237 in German with special for sailors and greetings, brief instrumentals, closed at 2250 with NDR ID and “Silent Night.” (D’Angelo, PA) NDR via Nauen at 2156 with organ, man speaking in German with contact info and ID, then back to special Christmas program, 9800 via France came on at 1859+ starting special Christmas program in German. (Valko, PA)
Rhein Main Radio Club, 6135 via Gavar (Armenia), 2030-21008 celebrating DSWCIs 60 years. Poor to fair in noise. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935-Avlis in Greek at 2355. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 with man and woman speaking English at 1151 and hymns, introducing The Gospel Train which is scheduled at this time. (Cooper, PA)

GUINEARadio Conakry, 9650 at 1857, 3 nice IDs at 1900, man speaking French over mx intro. Nice, pleasant listening. (Valko, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4895-Kurseomg (p) at 1155 with Hindi vocals in unidentified language. Significant CODAR QRM, 4920-Chennai at 1328 in Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthupuram at 1349 in Malay with announcer and Southeast Asian music, 5040-Jeypore at 1340 in Orissa with woman talking. (Taylor, WI) 6165-Bengaluru at 1427 with nice sub-continental music, man speaking in apparent Sindhi at 1430, better with more music at 1555, 7520-Delhi at 1129 with O/C, sub-continental music under National Unity Radio, 9380-Aligarh at 1320 with sub-continental music (Valko, PA) 11670-Bengaluru with Ravi Shankar’s sitar. (Brossell, WI)
TWR-India, 9435-via Yerevan, Armenia, at 1243 with IS at 1244, man speaking and opening ID, religious hymn, woman hosting. (Valko, PA) 1257 man with religious talk, ending one language, ID and into another. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

INDONESIAVoice of Indonesia, 9525.9 at 1410 with man and long Indonesian talks. (Rippel, VA) 2000 with instrumentals, woman with voiceover ID, then man talking. (Valko, PA)
Radi Republic Indonesia, 3325-Palangkaraya (Kalimantan), on at 2156 with drumming IS, soft spoken woman, then a ballad. (Valko, PA)

IRANIRIB, 6040 coming on at 1922, then dead air until music at 1928, then off for about 30 seconds. Audio finally at 1958 and mailbag program, 9500 with usual piano IS at 1250. Mixing about equally with CNR-1. (Valko, PA)

ITALYItalian Radio Relay Service/IRRS, 15190 via Bulgaria with O/C at 1459, start of English at 1500 and interview. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5960 via France with man and woman speaking in Japanese. (Cooper, PA)

MADAGASCARRadio Madagasicara, Antananarivo, 5008.4 at 0236 with apparent anthem (listed for *0200). Male and female announcers in much QRN/QRM, Began to fade around 0245, consistent with sunrise in Madagascar. (Delibert, MD)
Madagascar World Voice, Mahajanga, 9570 at 1807 with man speaking Russian at some length. (Taylor, WI) 17640 at 2031-2056 with long English religious talk and address in Zimbabwe for a Bible. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0210 with Afro-choral music, then string instrumental. (Wood, MA) 17640-Pathways Radio, with English at 1807 and religious program, several IDs, carrier cut briefly before it disappeared completely. (D’Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIASarawak FM (t), 9835 weak signal here at 2038 with threshold level audio. (Valko, PA)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255-Ikorodu, in Hausa at 0601 with indigenous horns and percussion, repeated IDs by man and woman. (KB2DMD, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 11710 in French at 1200. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1449 in English with pop/dance music. Later European soccer. Strong, but low modulation. (Valko, PA)

OPPOSITION—Radio Azadi (via Kuwait to Afghanistan), 12140 at 1325 with man and woman debating in Dari. (Cooper, PA)
Sedaye Bahar (Voice of Spring) (via Moldova to Afghanistan), 7510 with audio before 1900, vocal number, then long talk by man. (Valko, PA)
Voice of Tibet (via Uzbekistan to China), 15560 in Tibetan at 1355. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Oromo Liberation (p) (via France to Ethiopia), 15170 at 1658, Carrier on, flute at 1700. male announcer. 17765 on at 1730 with opening ID over HOA flute, then woman announcer and white noise jammer began. HOA music at 1732. 17850 with O/C at 1558, program start at 1600 with HOA choral, man speaking at 1601 with open ID. Jamming began at 1604. (Valko, PA)
Radio Payem e-Dost, 7480 (via Moldova to Iran) sign on at 1800 with usual trumpet and dramatic fanfare, announcement by woman, 1840 with man talking in Farsi. (Valko, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Moldova to Turkey), 7455 at 2015 with man speaking Kurdish and vocals later, ID and news at 2100. (Thanks Valko tip) (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Dundal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria, 7415 with discussion in Kanuri and woman and several men, many mentions of Nigeria. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Echo of Hope (p), (South Korea to North), 6003 at 2200, going into news. Definitely an Asian language. Darkness patterns support Asian propagation at this hour. (Ripple, VA)
North Korea Reform Radio (via Tashkent to North Korea), 7590 at 1434 with man speaking Korean, woman speaking at 1443, then back to man speaking. (Valko, PA)
Radio Ergo (via UAE to Somalia), 17845 at 1248 with woman speaking in possible Somali. Later chorals. Off at 1259. (Valko, PA)
“Radio Sana” (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), (p) in Arabic at 1453. (Taylor, WI)

PERURadio Quillabamba, Quillabamba, 5025 in the clear in Spanish around 2200 with Rebelde silent. Full, canned ID at 0157. (Valko, PA)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6925 at 2013 with oldie pop. (Valko, PA)
Wolverine Radio, 4020 at 0125 moving here after trying 6950. Test announcement, three Christmas-themed blues songs, ID, then several more. (Taylor, WI) 6940u at 0028-0110 with “lover” theme songs. Very weak. SSTV/FAX at 0108. (Hassig, IL) 6950u at 0222 with psychedelic things, ID, three songs, another ID. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6150 at 1640 with nice ID, IS, an Elton John number repeated, then other pop/rock. (Valko, PA)
Coast FM (p) 6205, finally getting some signal by 2010, better by 2025 and gone by 2042. (Valko, PA)
Radio Free Euphoria, 6931.6u at 0100 with rock from “Hair,” (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6885u at 0107 with heavy metal, ID “nine past one UTC.” (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930u at 0042 with a version of “Deck the Halls,” SSTV images, etc. (Taylor, WI)
WHYP, 4060 at 2338 with “Brownyard Christmas” retrospective covering history of station by “James Brownyard” and Christmas song parodies. (Taylor, WI)
Happy Hanukkah Radio, 6935 from 2033 with music from Fiddler on the Roof, ID by soft-voiced man, email address, IS, and off, (Valko, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7310-Tiganesti ending English at 2156-2158 followed by The History Show, nice closedown ID at 2155 followed by  IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7375-Galbeni, at 2002 with music and Romanian talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 13650 at 2050 on immigration and integration of Syrian refugees. (Brossell, WI) 17765-Galbeni in English at 1245 with DX program and man reading reception reports. (Cooper, PA)

RUSSIARWM, 4996-Taldom, with CW IDs, then time pips on subsequent minutes. (Valko, PA) (UTC time ? –GLD)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay-Pinheira, 4940 at 2057 in Hausa, man with English ID, contact address, 2100 Yankee Doodle, closed at 2101. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 0675 in (l) Turkish at 2023. (Brossell, WI) 21505-Riyadh at 1355 in Arabic. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 7465 at 1620 with English actualities, //7445 via Madagascar. (Valko, PA)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 with (p) BBC relay at 1136. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0322 with English features, frequent IDs and sports, 15235 at 1634-1737 with French service, then African Digest program. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 6045-Meyerton in Swahili at 0343 with man and woman speaking and news, including a brief clip in English. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0055 in Afrikaans with male pop singer. (Cooper, PA) 0150 with woman speaking Afrikaans hosting pop program, some sort of radio drama at 0155. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, (p) 3955 via Woofferton at 2043 in German with female announcer, musical interlude over some ham QRM. (Cooper. PA) 2124 in French with pops hosted by man and woman, ID and closedown announcements at 2158. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 7275 at 1200 sign on, mentioning Seoul and news in Korean. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior Espana, 17855 with covering live sports at 2035. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240-Manzini at 0300 in Shona/Ndau; song by woman and two woman talkers. (Cooper, PA) *0253 with IS, English ID and into Shona, then Ndau at 0325, 6130 at 1954-2005* with lively talks by man. Closedown at 2005. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 6135 at 2003 with “What a Friend” IS, man giving station ID and Swazi address. Off at 2005. (Valko, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9540 via UAE at 1743 in Tigirinya with man talking, and chanting, somewhat reminiscent of Qur’an but not likely on a Christian station. (Taylor, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand (p),5875-Ban Dung in Burmese at 1107 in Vietnamese, English ID at 1114 followed by Khmer, another English ID at 1128, then into Lao. Opened in English at 1229. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1155 with instrumental and female announcer. Off per sked at 1200. (Cooper, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7220 in Mandarin at 1133. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 11815-Emirler at 1457 in Turkish with man giving a speech before a cheering crowd. (Taylor, WI) 12035-Emirler with man and monthly question, song by woman. (Cooper, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 5885 via Vatican in French at 2120 with English lessons, woman on shoe shopping. (Cooper, PA) 5960 at 2340 with songs and announcements in Turkish. (Brossell, WI) 6035 via Ascension at 0513 man with brief talks in Hausa. 7460-Philippine Relay at 2219 with woman speaking Khmer, VOA theme at 2227 followed by standard ID, Yankee Doodle. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11990 Philippine Relay in (l) Tigrinya at 1911, 15590 in Mandarin at 1357. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Ashna, (VOA) 12140 via Kuwait at 1457 two man speaking Pashto. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Liberty, 15450 via Woofferton in (l) Tajik at 1425. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 in (l) Tibetan at 1350. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 5860 via Kuwait at 2340 with Middle Eastern vocals hosted by man in Farsi, 3+1 time pips at BOH. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Adventist World Radio, 15480 via South Africa at 2005 with talks in French. (Brossell, WI)
WMLK, Bethel, PA, 9275 with English religious program, ID, and contact info. Said sked was 0400-0900 and 1700-2300, closed with ID 2202. (D’Angelo, PA)
WWRB, Manchester (TN), 15240 at 1658 with talk about rhombic antennas, ID for Uganda service, dead air for a minute then start of Radio Munansi relay which came on in mid-speech. (Valko, PA)

ZAMBIAZNBC/Radio One, 5915 at 10 in (p) Kaonde, African instrumentals, later female singers. (Cooper, PA) 2052-2204* with woman speaking in local language, after 2100 listener phone calls. (D’Angelo, FCDX) About 2135 with male host taking phone calls, mentions of Zambia and brief Afropops. Off suddenly at 2145. (Valko, PA)

ZANZIBARZBC, 6015 at 0303 with male vocal and announcer in Swahili. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11735-Dole at 1759 with male host, then woman giving several IDs, drum IS, time ticks, man speaking English, TC, ID and news. (Valko, PA) 1758 with woman speaking (p) Somali; several mentions of “ZedBC” at 1759, time pips about one second off. News in English followed. Clearest and best ever heard. (Delibert, MD)

Hats off, fist bumps, man hugs, and high fives to the good guys who helped out this time: John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FCDX (French Creek DXpedition, PA), Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chuck Ripple, K8HU, Chesapeake, VA; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI. Thanks to each of you!
Until next month...Keep on keepin’ on!