Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WPC9GLD's Shortwave Listings for December 2014

By Gerry Dexter, WPC9GLD

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.
ALBANIA - Radio Tirana, 7465-Shijak with news in EE by W, then UD, commentary, domestic vocals. Another ID and close at 2128. (D'Angelo ,PA)
ALGERIA - Radio Akgerienne, 5865 via France with schedule, then off suddenly, (Sellers, BC)
ASCENSION ISLAND - BBC South Atlantic Relay 9460 with world news at 0632, //6005 ad 9915, (Sellers, BC)
ARGENTINA - Radio Argentina Exterior, 15345 in SS at 1135. (Brossell, WI)
AUSTRALIA - Radio Australia, 5995-Brandon with world news at 1101, 17795, //19700 on legalization of marijuana there, (Brossell, WI) 12065-Shepparton at 1240 on legal matters, news and ID, M with pops, (D'Angelo, OPA) ABC Northern Territory Service: VL8A-Alice Springs, 4835 with live concert recordings at 1202. (Brossell, WI) Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB) at 1209 with talks in (l) Rawang. (Brossell, WI)
BOTSWANA - Voice of America, Mopeng Hill, 7460 at *0328 with M and ID at sign on, f/by Yankee Doodle IS and W opening in Kinyarwanda, then M with news in that language. (D'Angelo, WI)
BRAZIL - (All in PP) Super Radio Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, 9586.4 with long religious talk at 2240, several anmts at 2258, then W hosting a music pgm.(D'Angelo, PA) Voz Missionaria with talks at 1115. (Brossell, WI) Radio Nacional Amazonia,Brasilia,11780 with talks at 2356. (Brossell, WI)
CANADA - CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0021with M hosting all-in show, ID at 90029. Later swamped by Cuba. (D'Angelo, PA) CKZN, St. John's (Newfoundland) at 0000 with news. (Brossell, WI)
CHINA - China Radio International, 7445-Urumqi with CC music at 2129, IS another W ancr opening Hungarian pgm. (D'Angelo, PA)9540-Beijing in l) Cantonese at 1135, 9550-Beijing in (l) Vietnamese at 1105, 9725-Hohhot in RR at 11330, 11935-Shijiazhung in RR at 1121, 15245-Kashi with news in EE at 153015410-Kashi with talks in Mandarin at 1428 and 15440-Kunming in Mandarin at 1145. (Brossell, WI)
ENGLAND - BBC, 7285-Wooferton at 0045-0459* with AA pgm and W  with closing anmts, then M with several IDs before carrier termination. (D'Angelo, PA) 15175 Oman Relay in (l) Uzbek at 1324. (Brossell, WI) 15420 via South Africa in (l) Somali at 1411. (Brossell, WI)
INDIA - All India Radio, 15040-Bengaluru at 1231 with flutes and anmts in (l) Burmese, 15050-Delhi at 1120 in (l) Tamil. (Brossell, WI)
IRAN - Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 9590-Kalamabad with M/W in (l) Bosnian and brief instl music segments, later M with closedown anmt and off. (D'Angelo, PA)
JAPAN - Radio Nikkei, 6005 at 1114 with JJ talks in JJ. (Brossell, WI)
KUWAIT - Radio Kuwait, 17550 with M/W in AA. (Brossell, WI)
MALAYSIA - Sarawak FM, 9835 at 11902 with pops and anmts in (p) Malay. (Brossell, WI)
MICRONESIA - The Cross Radio, Pohnpei, 4755 at 1103 with M leading a prayer service. (Brossell, WI)
NEW ZEALAND - Radio New Zealand Internationa,9700 at 1217 on the upcoming elections there. (Brossell, WI) 11725 at 0644 with a pgm of blues. (Sellers, BC)
NIGERIA - Voice of Nigeria-Ikorodu, 7255 at 2134 with M in (l)n Fulfulde hosting pgm of African vocals and music, (D'Angelo, PA)
NORTH KOREA - Voice of Korea, 9730 at 0628 with band music and a patriotic song, //7220 and 9445. (Sellers, BC) 15180 at 1220 with KK talks by a W. (Brossell, WI) Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 9665 with talks in KK at 1136.(Brossell, WI)
OMAN - Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15355 with AA songs at 2317. (Brossell, WI)
OPPOSITION - Voice of Tibet (Norway via Tajikistan to China), 15545 in (l) Tibetan at 1332. (Brossell, WI) Sound of Hope, Taiwan to China with talks in Mandarin at 1130. (Brossell ,WI) Denge Kurdistana (Via Moldova to Iran), 9400 at 0456 with vocals to ID at 0600, then M with news in Kurdish, back to music at 0506. (D'Angelo, PA) Voice of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 at 1106 with talks in KK> (Brossell, WI
PAPUA NEW GUINEA - NBC Madang, 3260 at 1101 with songs by W and anmts in Tok Pisin. (Brossell, WI) NBC Southern Highlands, 3275 at 1053 with talks in Tok Pisin.(Brossell, WI) NBC East New Britain, 3285, Rabaul with group singing at 1112. (Brossell, WI)
PHILIPPINES - Far East Broadcasting, Manila, 9430 in Mandarin at 1132. (Brossell, WI) Radio Veritas Asia, 11945 in Mandarin at 1119. (Brossell, WI)WDDR, 6950u at 0245 with DJ who sounded like the guy on Radio Free Whatever, taking requests from people posting on the HF Underground. SSTV/FAX sounds at 0633 and 0635 when they went off after a few comments. (Hassig, IL)
ROMANIA - Radio Romania International, 5910=Tiganesti at 0150 with M hosting classical music in Romanian to0258* termination, 11975-Galbeni at 2036 with M and EE ID, f/by W with various short fetures,15170-Tiganesti, 1553-1557* with W in Romanian to pgm end at 1556, ID and closing anmts then instl to close. (D'Angelo, PA) 9740 in SS at 2309. (Brossell, WI)
SINGAPORE - BBC Far East Relay Station, 15270 at 1150 on Broadway productions, 15285 at 1108 on living conditions in Afghanistan. (Brossell, WI)
SOLOMON ISLANDS - SIBS, 5020 at 1102 relaying BBC news. (Brossell, WI)
SOUTH AFRICA - Channel Africa, 15235 at 1620 in the Oscar Pitoruus trial. (Brossell, WI) Radio Sonder Grense, 7285 at 0455 weakly behind BBC's AA pgm. Was in the clear (but very weak) from 0459 with time pips at 0500 f/by a talk. (D'Angelo, PA) Presumed in Afrikaans
SPAIN - Radio Exterior de Espana, 17595 in PP at 2105. (Brossell ,WI)
TAIWAN - Radio Taiwan International, 11640 in Mandarin at 1123, 11915 in Mandarin at 1129. (Brossell, WI)
TURKEY - Voice of Turkey, 15450 (site?- gld) with world news in EE at 1236. (Brossell, WI)
UNITED STATES - Voice of America, 9490 Northern Marianas,in (l) Korean at 12o03, 9845 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1116, 15250 Philippine Relay at 1145 in Mandarin, 15565 Thailand Relay, //15385 Thailand Relay, 17870 Sri Lanka in Mandarin, at 1422. (Brossell, WI) 15110 via Ascension at 2143-2159* with interview in Bambara. Pgm ended at 2155 f/by ID anmts and brief vocals to termination. (D'Angelo, PA)
                      Adventist World Radio, 9860 via Guam in (l) Korean at 1210, 15360 via Sri Lanka at 1630 with EE ID, then hymns, 5390 via Guam in (l) Burmese at 120017605 via Austria with talks in (l) Afar. (Brossell, WI)15275 via Kigali with M in (l) Yoruba .M vocals, W with ID, N Nigerian contact info and off at 2059. (D'Angelo, PA) Global 24, 9395 at 0713 with "Radio France International ID and EE sports pgm.(Sellers, BC) 9395 via Okeechobee at 2224 with The Staph File, hosted by Peter Anthony Holder with brief interview. 2300 station ID mentioning "The next generation of shortwave broadcasting has begun", then a Pacifica pgm. (D'Angelo, PA)
VATICAN - Vatican Radio, 11625 at 0435 with M in FF, news ID at 0439 f/by features. (D'Angelo, PA)at 0638 on the church in Africa. (Sellers, BC) 15595 at 1907 with apparent Latin pgm with choir until suddenly off at 1915. (D'Angelo, PA)Full thanks, high fivrs and back slaps to the following good guys who checked in this month. 
That does it! Many thanks, high fives and back slaps to the good guys who checked in this month: Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL, Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC, Canada. Thanks to each of you and, until next month, keep on keepin' on! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

WPC9GLD SWL Listings for October

By Gerry Dexter, WPC9GLD

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, 7355 at 1207 with a Christian song f/by “The new life station, KNLS” and entertainment news,  1500 sign on as VOA Thailand left, IS and ID “This is Alaska calling”. (Sellers, BC)
ALBANIA – Radio Tirana, 9845-Shijak with continuous pops to repeated IS at 0157 and carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA)
ANGOLA – Radio Nacional, 4950 in PP at 0342. (Brossell, WI)
ANGUILLA – Caribbean Beacon, 11775 at 2115 with a sermon by Mrs. Scott. (Brossell, WI)
ARGENTINA – Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11710.8 with EE talks, multi-lingual IDs at 0234, then opening their FF service at 0300. (D’Angelo, PA)
ASCENSION  - BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 12095 with commentary at 1522. (Padazopulos, Greece)
AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia, 5995 at 1445 with current events and interview, 17840 at 0l40 with W and news. (Barton, AZ) 9965 via Palau at 1320 with Saturday Night Country     pgm, 17795 at 0148 with Talking Point pgm and into report on the invasive species the Asian Black-spine toad,  //17840. (Sellers. BC)
ABC Northern Territories: VL8T, Tennant Creek 2325 at 1218 with a recorded “live” music performance, //4835. (Sellers, BC)
HCJB Australia, 11700 at 1055 with repeated IDs, noting that programming would continue shortly. Vietnamese began at 1100. (Brossell, WI)
AUSTRIA – Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosbrunn at 2118-2129* with M/W and EE features, closedown IDs and a soft instl to carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA)
BOLIVIA – Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.8 at 0103 with M in SS hosting a pgm of live music. (D’Angelo, PA)
BOTSWANA – VOA Relay, 15580 at 2050 with non-stop Afro-pops. (Brossell, WI)
BRAZIL- (all in PP – gld)
Radio Difusora Macapa, Macapa, 4915 with talks at 0020. (Brossell, WI)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, 9585.5 at 0205 with a Christian song and preacher, //6120 very poor and 9565 also poor prior to this. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9633.9 at 0038 with nice Brazilian vocals f/by M with news. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9818.7 at 0108 with Catholic songs and talk. (Sellers, BC)      
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 2240.  (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815, at 2303 with M hosting pops pgm, some songs with EE lyrics. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre, 11915 at 0043 with M/W talk, canned anmts at 0048, time pips and ads, then a series of remote reports and phone interviews. (D'Angelo, PA)  
          CHINA - China Radio International, 5965 at 1440 with W with monologue in KK, 15245-Kashi with EE commentary at 1530 over the Voice of Korea. (Sellers, BC) 9410-Kashi with PP talks at 2202, 9540-Beijing in (l) Cantonese at 1115, 17560 in FF at 1319.  (Brossell, WI) 7265-Kunming at 2251-2300* with M in Mandarin, several promo anmts, time pips at 2300 and off, 7350-Kashi at 0036-0057* with EE features, ID and closedown, 9590-Kashi at 0036 in SS with W in SS alternating with music selections, ID and closedown at 0056. (D’Angelo, PA) 7450-Baoji at 2245. (Padazopulos, Greece)
          China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4840 in Mandarin at 1321. (Brossell, WI)
          EGYPT – Radio Cairo, 9965 at 0015 with local vocals hosted by W in EE, closedown anmts and final ID at 0027, time pips at 0030 f/by AA and Qur’an recitations. (D’ Angelo, PA)
          ENGLAND – BBC via Austria, 7355 at 0112 with talks in (l) Pashto. (Brossell, WI) 7360 via South Africa at 0416 with EE news and features. (D’Angelo, PA)
          GERMANY – Deutsche Welle 11865-Rwanda Relay at 2139-2200 with EE news features. (D’Angelo, PA) 15275-Rwanda Relay in (l) Hausa at 1853. (Brossell, WI)
          GREECE – ERT3, 9420 at 0006 with talks and songs in GG. (Brossell, WI)
          GUAM – KTWR, 9910 in Mandarin at 1110, 15240 at 1235 in (l) Kok Borok. (Brossell, WI)
          INDIA – All India Radio, 9690 at 1450 with traditional music and into W with news, off  at TOH. (Barton, AZ) 1453 with  preview of coming pgms, f/by IDs and news at 1455. (Sellers, BC) 15040-Bengaluru at 1304 with talks in (l) Burmese,15050-Delhi in (l) Tamil at 1205 and 15410-Panaji (Goa) in (l) Thai at 1157. Off at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
          INDONESIA – Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), 3325-Palangkaraya in II at 1200, 11680 with M and news (Sellers, BC) 4870-Wamena in II at 1048. (Brossell, WI)
          IRAN - Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 9860-Kalamabad with news in SS at 0132. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11680-via Nauen at 0342 with talks in JJ and hosting pops pgm, 11820-Sirjan in Kazakh at 0151-0221*, W talk f/by Qur’an, carrier cut in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, PA), 11880-Sirjan at 0223 in Uzbek just after sign on with traditional music, M and presumed anthem, Islamic call to prayer, 12080-Kalamabad in AA at 0228 with Islamic recitations and into presumed choral anthem, W ancr.  (Sellers, BC)
          JAPAN – NHK Radio Japan, 5910-via France at 0326 with M and talk in JJ. ID at 0358, 3+1 time pips at 0400, ID and W with news. (D‘Angelo, PA) 9540 at 1530 with the NHK IS to the BOH and into a Chinese dialect. (Barton, AZ) 11850 via Madagascar at 2051 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 15735 with M/W doing news, //11705 via Palau. (Sellers, BC)
          KUWAIT – Radio Kuwait, 15540 at 1941-2100* with W and EE feature, then pops pgm from 1956 f/by several IDs, news at 2049, closedown anmt at 2058, orch NA at 2059, 5+1 time pips at 2100. (D'Angelo, PA) 17550 in AA at 2358. (Brossell, WI)
          MALAYSIA – Wai FM, 11665 with bodacious signals around 1150 and a "schlocky" OM ballad in Malay. (Perry, IL) 1323 in Bahasa Malay with local pops, taped ID and promo. (Sellers, BC)
          Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1150 with big, juicy signals in Malay, some PSA anmts and pleasant Malay pops. (Perry, IL) 1305 in Bahasa Malay with M/W and news to 1310, f/by ID and pops. (Sellers, BC)
          MICRONEISA – The Cross Radio, 4755.5 at 1144 with M and EE talk, then a preacher before a live audience. Brief DTMF tones before 1159 shutdown. (Sellers, BC)
          MYANMAR – Radio Myanmar, 5985 at 1211 in Burmese with M/W talking and Burmese songs. (Sellers, BC)
          NEW ZEALAND – Radio New Zealand International, 6170 with rock at 1450, 15720 at 0200 with “cool music” to ID and W with news. (Barton, AZ) 9700 with world news at 1100. (Brossell, WI)
          NIGERIA – Voice of Nigeria, 11770-Ikorodu at 2106-2200* with M and talk in Hausa, carrier cut at 2113. Re-tuned at 2137 to hear M hosting an African music pgm. Final carrier cut at 2200. (D’Angelo, PA)
          NORTH KOREA – Voice of Korea, 11710 at 1337 with classical music f/by talk on reunification, //9435. (Sellers, BC) 13760 with M ending a political commentary. (Barton, AZ) 15180 with martial music at 1151. Excellent signal. (Brossell, WI)
          OMAN – Radio Sultanate of Oman, 9500 at 0027-0106 with recitations, f/by M and AA talk, ID at 0100, more talk features and some instls. (D’Angelo, PA) 15140-Thumrait in AA at 1845. (Brossell, WI) 2326-2352* with M in AA. Mid-Eastern music hosted by M. Carrier terminated in mid-song. (D’Angelo, PA)
          OPPOSITION – Denge Kurdistana (via Moldova to Iran), 11510 at 0334 with nice selection of music hosted by M with brief Kurdish talks, no stops for an ID at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA)
          Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 11650 at *0400 with local music open, anmts and news in AA. (D’Angelo, PA)
          Sound of Hope (Taiwan to China), 7200 at 2250 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
          Voice of Hope, (Taiwan to China) 6030 at 1359 with talks in Mandarin, ID and chimes at 1400, then off. (Brossell, WI)
          Voice of Tibet (Taiwan to China), 15545 in (l) Tibetan at 1333. (Brossell, WI)
          Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3985 at 1215 with M in KK over a DPRK jammer. (Barton, AZ)
          Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6350 at 1120 with a mix of music and KK talk and W vocals. Good, with no audible jamming. (Barton, AZ)
          Radio Free Sarawak (UK via Philippines to Malaysia),15425 has been putting in very nice signals around 1100 with a mix of Malay and Iban reports. (Ralph Perry (IL).
          Radio Impala (via Madagascar to Rwanda), 17540 at 1741 with songs and several anmts in EE. (Brossell, WI)
          Radio Dabanga (via Vatican to Sudan),15535 in AA at 1619. (Brossell, WI)
          Radio Que Me (via Palau to Vietnam), 9930 at *1200 in VV with talks and occasional VV violin. Not very friendly to reception reports. (Perry, IL)
          PAPUA NEW GUINEA – NBC Sanduan (New Guinea), 3205 in Tok Pisin at 1202 but too weak to be certain of language, 3260 and 3365 also heard in // and both also were very weak. (Sellers, BC)
          NBC Madang (Papua), 3260 with talks in Tok Pisin. (Brossell. WI)
          NBC East New Britain (New Britain), 3385 at 1150 with M giving T/C and phone number and an EE pop song, off suddenly at 1200. (Sellers, BC)
          PHILIPPINES – Radio Veritas Asia, 15330 via Vatican with talks in (l) Urdu. (Brossell, WI)
          PIRATES – Radio Free Whatever, 6950 at 0115 with various pop tunes, dickweeddj@gmail.com, (Hassig, IL)
          WMID, 6880.4 at 0012-0033 with rock and periodic “W-M-I-D” IDs between selections. Off at 0033. (D’Angelo, PA)
          MAC Shortwave, 6940.4 at 0032 M with ID requesting email, W with song and orch NA. (D’Angelo, PA) 6950.3 with The Jimmy Stewart Show and vintage vinyl selections. Reports to macshortwaveradio@gmail.com. (Rippel, VA)
          The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0203 with  W ancr and rock. (D’Angelo, PA)
          Wolverine Radio, 6935 on with “1-2-3 can anybody hear me?” Then songs about color. SSTV/FAX effects at 0303, also 6950u at 0126 with songs with the word "eye" in them. (Hassig, IL)
          XLR8, 6935u at 0147 with much reggae, blues and rock. (Hassig, IL)
          XFM, 6946 at 0207-0512 with with spacey dance things, clips of Casey Kassem, top 40 numbers, reading posts from the HF Underground. xfmshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
          Old Time Radio, 6770.6 at 0248. Poor and weak but was able to hear some of Jack Benny. (Hassig, IL)
          Man Cave Radio, 6925u with car tunes at 0200. (Hassig, IL)
          Radio Marabu, 6239 at 0231 with talks and pops. (Rippel, VA)
          Radio Focus International, 6248.8 at 0211 with talks and pops with a British accent. Website as http://hotradiouk.com/radiofocusinyernatiional.html and phone as #157-293. (Rippel, VA)
          Generation Wild 100, 6925u at 0230 with good audio and jazz instls. (Hassig, IL)
          Cave Man Radio (t), 6924.2 at 0100 in heavy QRN, W singing and drifting slightly downward. (Hassig, IL)
          ROMANIA – Radio Romania International, 9700-Tiganesti, 0001 with EE open f/by W with news, commentary and Radio Newsreel, 11825-Galbeni at 0320 with ID and an EE feature, 11955-Tiganesti at 0042-0056* with M hosting Sports Weekend. (D’Angelo, PA) 9790-Tiganesti with sports at 2250 and 15130-Galbeni at 1520 with commentary in Romanian. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11870 in Romanian at 1616. (Brossell, WI) 11955 with W comments in SS. (Barton, AZ)
          SAO TOME – VOA Relay, 9815 in FF at 2122. (Brossell, WI)
17895 at 1518 with music. (Padazopulos, Greece)
          SAUDI ARABIA – BSKSA, 11820 at 2041 with Holy Qur’an service, ID and brief news at 2100. (D’Angelo, PA) 15170 at 0339 with call to prayer in AA. (Barton, AZ) 15225 in AA at 1618. (Brossell, WI)
          SINGAPORE – BBC Far East Relay Station, 11890 at 1432 with Sports World f/by world news. (Sellers, BC) 11945-Kranji at 1500 with M in (l) Burmese to sudden close at 1515. (Barton, AZ)
          SOMALIA – Radio Hargeisa, 7120 in Somali at 0336. (Brossell, WI)
          SOUTH KOREA – KBS World Radio, 9605 via USA at 0127 with W in SS, ID at 0128. (D’Angelo, PA) 9805 at 2235 in (l) Indonesian. (Brossell, WI) 15575-Kimje at 0200 with IS before the hour, W ID and sign on. (Barton, AZ) 1335 with two W and mailbag pgm. (Sellers, BC)
          SPAIN – Radio Exterior Espana, 11940 with live sports at 1940, 15160 in SS at 0057, 17850 with (p) news at 1900. (Brossell, WI) 15585 at 1515 with SS commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)
          SRI LANKA - SLBC, 9720 with Tamil service at 1145. (Perry, IL)
          TAIWAN – Radio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1140 with an EE interview. (Sellers, BC) 9680 in Mandarin at 1610, 15690 via France in FF at 1936. (Brossell, WI)
          THAILAND – Radio Thailand, 9390 at 1233 with M/W and news.  (Sellers, BC) 1400 open with vocal. Did not sound like the listed JJ. CC is shown after 1315 but it wasn’t that either. Wasn’t sure they would be on the air at all, as the junta supposedly had shut down broadcasting there. (Barton, AZ) 15590 at *0000-0026 with instl opening, M/W with ID and into EE news pgm. (D'Angelo, PA)
          TURKEY - Voice of Turkey, 5980 at 2150 in Turkish at 2150. (Brossell, WI) 7260-Emirler at 2216 with W hosting DX Corner, 9830-Emirler and M with news in TT. (D’Angelo, PA)
          UNITED STATES – Voice of America, 7489-Kuwait Relay and 12150-Northern Marianas at with commentary at 2258. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9545 Philippines in Mandarin at 2205, 9825 Northern Marianas in Mandarin at 1345, 15115 in Mandarin at 1315, 15250 Philippines in Mandarin at 1155 and 15780 in (l) Korean at 1357. (Brossell, WI)  9825-Greenville at 0158 with W ending VOA Mosaic pgm, f/by instl to carrier off. (D’ Angelo, PA) 12110 Philippine Relay at 1358 with repeated ID,  and EE sign on. (Sellers, BC)
          Radio Free Asia, 9325 Northern Marianas in (l) Laotian at 1113, 15195 via Tajikistan in Tibetan at 1254. (Brossell, WI) 1358 with two M in discussion, anmts at 1359 and off at 1400, Jammed by Firedrake which also went off at 1400. (Sellers, BC)
          Adventist World Radio, 9460 in RR at 1118, 15260 via South Africa in (l) Fulani at 1945 and 15480 via Madagascar in AA at 1916. (Brossell, WI)
          World Harvest Radio, Indiana, 9930 via Palau in EE at 1321 on Sat/Sun only with a M preacher, ID sounded like Waymaker Ministries, 11600 via Palau at 1438 with a song and ID. Scheduled for Sat/Sun only at 1430-1500. (Sellers, BC)
          WWCR, Tennessee, 4840 with EE comments. (Padazopulos, Greece)
          WRMI, Florida, 5015-Okeechobee at 0026 with Overcomer Ministry. (D'Angelo, PA)
          KJES, New Mexico, 7500-Vado in SS at 0113 with a girl reading from the Bible. (Sellers BC) 11715 at 1500 with  ID and religious reading by M until covered by the NK anthem on 11710. (Barton, AZ)
          WWV, 25000-Ft. Collins, 0029-0035 with usual format. (D’Angelo, PA)
          VATICAN – Vatican Radio, 6075 in AA at 2155, 15440 in RR at 1240. (Brossell, WI) 15570 at 1900 with their familiar IS and into Latin pgm. (Barton, AZ)
          VIETNAM – Voice of Vietnam, 12005 at 0120 with VV folk songs and  EE explanations. (Brossell, WI) 12020 at 1321 with news by M/W. (Sellers, BC)
          ZANZIBAR – ZBC Radio, 11735 in Swahili, poor at 2042. (Brossell, WI) 2030-2100 with M and news in Swahili, f/by local music. (D'Angelo, PA)
          And that will do it! Salutes, fist bumps and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chuck Rippel, Chesapeake, VA and Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL. Thanks to each of you. Until next month, good listening and . . . keep on keepin' on! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

WPC9GLD SWL Listings for August

By Gerry Dexter, WPC9GLD
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.
ALBANIA – Radio Tirana, 9845 at *0130 with W, opening ID and sign on anmts for EE pgm, pgm preview f/by news. Off at 0158* (D’Angelo, PA)
ASCENSION - BBC South Atlantic Relay, 17885 at 1957 with talks in Hausa. (Brossell, WI)
AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia, 11695 at 2130, 15160 at 0431, 15415 at 0493, 17759 at 0445, all via Shepparton, (Padazopulos, Greece)
BANGLADESH – Bangladesh Betar, 4750 at 1310 in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI)
BOLIVIA – Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.8 at 0039 with lively LA vocals hosted by M with IDs and SS talk. Formal ID at 0050 f/by news. (D’Angelo, PA)
BOTSWANA – VOA Relay, 6080//15580 at 2102. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11840 in FF at 2004. (Brossell, WI)
BRAZIL – (All in PP – gld)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 with talk at 0932. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu. 9665 at 0003 with mix of music and SS talk by a M/W announce team, including ID and general chatter, news in PP at 0100. (D’Angelo, PA)
CANADA – CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2236 reporting on Russia’s annexation of Crimea. (Brossell, WI)
CHINA – China Radio International, 5860, 7285 Albania, 7415-Kashi and 9600-Kashi at 2104 (Padazopulos, Greece) 7350-Kashi with M/W hosting The Beijing Hour at 2337 including sports, a language lesson and news, 9590-Kashi at 0036-0057* with SS, ID at 0056 and closedown anmts. (D’Angelo, PA) 59via Issoudun 15250-Kunming in Mandarin at 1153, 17630 via Mali with news on Africa at 1407. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1310. (D’Angelo, PA)
CUBA - Radio Havana Cuba, 6060 with news 0410, (Padazopulos, Greece) 6070 at 0215 with M/W in SS and several IDs, (D’Angelo, PA)
ECUADOR – HCJB, 9530 via Ascensiwith talks in (l) Pulaar at 2208. Off at 2215. (Brossell, WI)
 EGYPT - 9315-Zaabal at 0125-0218 with Egyptian music f/by SS talk. Time pips at 0200, f/by W with ID and frequency anmts. 0204 opened in EE. 9965 at 0015 with domestic vocals hosted by W, closedown anmts and final ID at 0027, mentioning that the AA pgm was next, time pips at 0030, Qur’an before going into AA pops.(D’Angelo, PA) 9900 in AA at 2157; usual poor modulation. (Brossell, WI)
ENGLAND – BBC 7360 South Africa Relay at 0415-0434 with M and news, f/by W with news features, 12005 Oman Relay at 0301 with W hosting news. (D’Angelo, PA) 7465 Thailand Relay at 1535, 9915 and 12095 both Ascension at 2103, 15420 via UAE at 0411. (Padazopilos, Greece)
GERMANY – HCJB, 11920 via Nauen at 0042-0045 with PP talk, anmts, ID and close anmt prior to light instl until carrier termination at 0435. (D’Angelo, PA)
Deutsche Welle, 9800 Rwanda Relay at 2012 on human rights in Zimbabwe. (Brossell, WI)
GREECE – Greek Radio/ERT3, 9420 at 2041 with songs and anmts in Greek. (Brossell, WI)
INDIA – All India Radio, 9445-Bengaluru at 2045 with sub-continental music. (Brossell, WI) 9705-Panaji (Goa), at 0002-0045* with EE news by W, f/by local Indian music to closedown. (D’Angelo, PA)
IRAN – Islamic Republic of Itan Broadcasting, 9590 in (l) Bosnian at 2213, 17500 in AA at 1450. (Brossell, WI) 9720-Sirjan at 2115 in Farsi, (Padazopulos, Greece) 11820-Sirjan in Kazakh at 0l5l-0221* with W talk, f/by Koran recitations, (D’Angelo, PA)
JAPAN – NHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via Issoudun at 0326 with M in JJ, then into a “live” pgm with M/W, applause and laughter. Time pips at 0400, ID and news. (D’Angelo, PA) 5975-Wooferton and 11970-Issoudun with news at 0503, (Padazopulos, Greece) 6075 in (l) Indonesian at 2150, 11850 via Madagascar in FF at 2034. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nikkei, 6055 in JJ at 0945, ID at 1000. (Brossell, WI)
KUWAIT – Radio Kuwait, 17550 in AA at 2302. (Brossell, WI)
NIGERIA – Voice of Nigeria, 11770-Ikorodu at 2106-2200* with M in Hausa. Carrier cut at 2113, seemingly ending the transmission. Re-tuned at 2137 to hear M hosting an African music pgm, Drums with W ID at 2144, drums again at 2157 and carrier finally cut at 2200. (D’Angelo, PA) 15120 at 0902 with ID and Nigerian music. (Brossell, WI)
NEW ZEALAND – Radio New Zealand, 15720 at 0433 with commentary and music. (Padazopulos, Greece)
NORTH KOREA – Voice of Korea, 15180 at 1152 with martial music, into KK at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
OMAN – Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 at 2046 with W and AA talk, M with ID at 2100, then M/W in AA f/by local music. (D’Angelo, PA) 15355 in AA at 2355. (Brossell, WI)
OPPOSITION – Radio Free Chosun, (via Philippines to North Korea), 9775 in KK at 1441. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Miraya (via Moldova to Sudan), 11560 at *0300-0411 with regional vocals and EE ID noting that news was coming up. Into rap after 0400 ID. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Vatican to Sudan), 15535 at 1610 with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Hope (Taiwan to China), 6240 with W in Mandarin at 1303. (Brossell, WI)
PHILIPPINES - Radio Veritas Asia, 15320 via Vatican in (l) Tagalog at 1522, 15330 via Vatican in (l) Urdu at 1434. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting, 9430 in Mandarin at 1320. (Brossell, WI)
PIRATES – Channel Z Radio, 6925 at 0138 with another segment of “Before They Were Famous”, DJ Andy Walker with many IDs and banter between songs. (D’Angelo, PA)
MAC Shortwave Radio, 6876 at 0203 with W and rock, 6924.6 at 2321-2358 with Jimmy Steward hosting pgm of big band music, IDs and macshofrtwaveradio@gmail.com.  also 6940.4 at 0032 with M ancr, ID, email request, vocal number, orch NA, laughter at 0037 and carrier cut. (D’Angelo, PA)
Rave On Radio, 6925 at 0106 with pgm of blues. raveonradio@gmaail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at with blues, jazz/swing, early rock, SSTV and FAX sounds at 0242, 0246 with songs about dancing. (Hassig, IL)
Renegade Radio, 6935u at 0236 with DJ commenting on songs. (Hassig, IL)
Radio True North, 6940 at 0532 with pops, radiotruenorth@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935u at 0255 with talk and soft pops. dickweeddj@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6925u at 0300 with nice pgm of blues and jazz music, captainmorganshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0132 with 80s rock/pop. (Hassig, IL) 0203 with rock, W with ID and email as tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (D’Angelo, PA)
WMID, 6880.4 at 0012-0033* with M and rock things with simple “W-M-I-D” between each. Off at 0033 with George Zeller talking about a pirate station. (D’Angelo, PA)
XFM, 6940 at 0239 with some audio through  the mud, xfmshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6925u at 0040 with long, esoteric selectioms, and 0050 with rock and punk. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0207 weak with just bits of audio. (Hassig, IL)
YHWH, 6890 at 0337 but poor in static. (Hassig, IL) 
ROMANIA - Radio Romania International, 6015 at 2350 on cooperation with Albania. Off at 2356. (Brossell, WI) 7235 at 2925, 15400 and 17679 both Galbeni with news 1105. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11825-Galbeni at 0320-0340 with M ancr, ID and a feature in EE, 11955-Tiganesti at 0042-0056* with M hosting Sports Weekend, f/by Through the Looking Glass and The Cooking Show. (D’Angelo, PA)
SAO TOME – VOA Relay, 6080 with news at 9339 9815 in FF at 2103, 15460 in (l) Swahili at 1631. (Brossell, WI) 
SAUDI ARABIA – BSKSA, 9675 in (l) Turkish at 2010, 15170 with Qur’an recitations at 0346. (Brossell, WI)
SERBIA – International Radio of Serbia, 6100 in GG at 2155. (Brossell, WI)
SINGAPORE – BBC Far East Relay, 15385 at 1157 with movie reviews, website, ID and off at 1159. (Brossell, WI)
SOUTH KOREA – KBS World Radio. 9605-Cypress Creek at 0127-0244 with W talk in SS, ID at 0129 and back to W talk. (D’Angelo, PA) 15575 with talks in KK at 1401. (Brossell, WI)
SPAIN – Radio Exterior Espana, 6125 with news at 0300, 15385 and 17715 at 1535 with sports, 21610 at 1615 with a feaure – all in SS and all via Nobeljas. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17595 at 1453 with IS and SS ID. Shut down at 1455. (Brossell, WI)
TAIWAN – Radio Taiwan International, 11995 via France at 0235 in SS which ended at 0300*. (D’Angelo, PA) 15485 at 1603 and 15690 at 1700, both with news via Issoudun. (Padazopulos, Greece)
TURKEY – Voice of Turkey, 7260-Emirler at 0l03 with M and news in TT, 9830-Emirler at 2216 with W hosting a DX Corner feature. (D’Angelo, PA) 9830 at 2250 with Middle East music. Abrupt shut down at 2251. (Brossell, WI)
UNITED STATES – Voice of America, 6035 via Ascension at 0503 in (l) Hausa, 7235 Philippine Relay at 1300 with VOA News, 11995 Lampertheim Relay in (l) Kurdish at 1449, 15115 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1351, 15780 Philippine Relay with news at 1405 f/by talks in KK, 17810 via Philippines at 1456 M (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI) 9825-Greenville at 0158 with W doing the Mosaic pgm, instl music and carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA) 
Radio Free Asia, 9790-Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 1537, 9875 via Lithuania in Tibetan at 2348, 15375 in (l) Tibetan at 1352, 17740 in (l) Tibetan at 1414. (Brossell, WI) 
Radio  Farda, 7280  via Nauen with EE music, US pops, numerous IDs and some Farsi talks from 0038 tune. (D’Angelo, PA) 15410 via Wertachtal in (l) Farsi at 1455. (Brossell, WI) 15690 Thailand Relay in( Farsi at 0445. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Adventist World Radio, 11755 via South Africa at 2028 with EE ID and into Yoruba, 15480 via Madagascar at 2033 in AA, 17605 via Austria in (l) Afar at 1455. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, 1555 in (l) Garhwali at 1421. (Brossell, WI)
UGANDA – UBC Radio, 4976 at 0305-0325 with “rolling” African melodies and W in indigenous language, Solid signal but no ID. (Nikolich, IL)
VIETNAM – Voice of Vietnam, 12005 via Wooferton at 0108 with news in EE f/by ID and light music. Abruptly off at 0127. (D’Angelo, PA)
ZANZIBAR – ZBC Radio, 11735-Dole at 2039-2100* with M and news in Swahili f/by a local music pgm. Another M with canned closedown anmt at 2059. (D’Angelo, PA)
And that’ll do it for this month. Congrats, fist bumps and back slaps to these stalwarts who did the good thing this month: Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Mike Nikolich, Lake Barrington, IL; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece and Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ.
Until next month, good listening and keep on keepin’ on! - Gerry Dexter, WPC9GLD

In Times Past

Here’s your “blast from the past” for this month:  Radio Atlantico, HOLA, Colon, Panama on January 27, 1956, with a domestic broadcast in SS at 2310.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Shortwave Listings for July 2014

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.

ALGERIA — Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at 0600 with a sign on in FF and into news. Went into AA at 0605. (Sellers, BC)   

ARGENTINA — Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 at 2215 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION — BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 9915 at 2101 with world news. (Brossell, WI) 21630 at 1417 with what sounded like sports play-by-play. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIA — Radio Australia, 21740-Shepparton on same-sex couples there. (Brossell, WI)
ABC Northern Territories Service, 4835-Alice Springs with a news bulletin at 1300. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA — Radio Austria International, 6155 at 0559 with Blue Danube IS, ID in GG, EE and SS before 0600 sign on, 21725 at 0518 with an interview of a PNG official. (Sellers, BC) 9690 at 0208 with M/W talk in (l)  Urdu until CRI’s sign on via Nobeljas opened in CC at 0215. (D’Angelo, PA)

BANGLADESH — Bangladesh Betar, 4750 with talks in Bengali at 1310. (Brossell, WI)

BOLIVIA — Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.8 at 2348 with M and serious-sounding SS talk ending around 2352, then another M with anmts, then a jingle ID, f/by music. (D’Angelo, PA)

BRAZIL — (all in PP – gld)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0340 with anmts. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Difusora de Macapa, Macapa, 4915 with an ID at 0030 then talks. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 with talks at 0053. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 6180 with talks at 2210. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9629.7 at 2226 with several anmts prior to an ID f/by a music pgm hosted by M, 11854.8 at 0037 with music and two men discussion, more vocals before TOH, then ID and several anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 9645.4 at 0639 with Brazilian music. (Sellers, BC)
Super Radio Dues e Amor, Curitiba at 0140 with a shouted conversation by several, ID at 0200 TOH and several anmts by M. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre, 11915 at 0220 with M talk, anmts and discussion by several others. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADA — Bible Voice Network, 15335 via France at 1735 with talks in (l) Oromo. (Brossell, WI)

CANARY ISLANDS — Horizon FM, Tanerife, 6255 at 0230-0305 with a pgm of recent pops. The DJ (Andy) has QSL’d and confirms the site. He should know, since he’s the only operator. Frequency usage has varied, operates 24 hours per day. This one may be active only temporarily so you’d best act now. Reports go to studio@horizon.fm. (Perry, IL)

CHINA — China Radio International, 6020-Shijiazhuang with SS talks at 2150, 6175 via Albania at 2213 with talks in PP and EE sound bites, 9640-Kashi with SS talks at 2215, 9860-Kashi in (l) Esperanto at 2231. (Brossell, WI) 9435-Kunming at 0037-0100* with M/W in Mandarin, light vocals and ID with frequency anmts at 0057 closing. OC continued to TOH, 9710-Kashi at 0236-0300* with M/W in SS f/by music selections, closedown ID and anmts by another M. (D’Angelo, PA)
China People’s Broadcasting Station (CPBS), 9775-Beijing in Mandarin at 2227, Voice of the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou, in Mandarin at 1312. (Brossell, WI)

COLOMBIA — Al Caravan Radio, Puerto Alegre, 5910 at 0621 in SS with an ID and a ballad. (Sellers, BC)

CUBA — Radio Progresso, 4785 at 0410 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI)

DJIBOUTI — Radio Djibouti, 4780 in (l) Afar at 0337. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND — BBC, 5875-Woofferton at 0320 with M/W hosting pgm of news features in AA; several nice IDs and a jingle at 0359 close, 7305 via Gavar (Armenia) at 0253-0259 with W hosting pgm on news events in Africa, ID and pgm highlights at 0258 and carrier cut. (D’Angelo, PA) 21470 at 1426 in Somali. (Sellers, BC)

EGYPT — Radio Cairo, 11905 at 0334-0439 with W in AA hosting pgm of domestic vocals, news and return to vocals at 0405. (D’Angelo, PA)                                                  

FRANCE — Radio France International, 15395 at 1445 with talks in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY — Deutsche Welle, 7425 at 0437 discussing an Ebola virus outbreak in Africa. (Sellers, BC) 9800 Rwanda Relay on Nelson Mandela at 2135, 12070 Rwanda at 2155 on the use of Viagra in Italy, 15700 in (l) Swahili at 1502. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Oomrang, 15215-Nauen at *1559-1658 with OC, brief instl before EE ID and anmts about their annual pgm, then interviews with locals and translated into EE. This annual broadcast is always interesting, but unfortunately it wasn’t nearly as strong as last year. (D’Angelo, PA)
Atlantic 2000 International, 9485 at 0730-0800* poor but readable with pops, many IDs and requests for reception reports to atlantic2000international@gmail.com. No sign of them at 0800 on 7310. (Nikolich, IL)

GREECE — ERT, 7475 at 0200-0302* casually listening to this one with its usual selection of Greek music and M hosting in GG. But it was suddenly terminated at 0302, //9420 cut off at the same time. No sign of 11645. (D’Angelo, PA) 11645-Avlis at 0322 noted here at 0322 to past 0425 with Greek pops. Poor to fair with some very deep fades, //7475 and 9420 were very good. (D’Angelo, PA) 9420 at 2137 with hip-hop things and anmts in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALA — Radio Verdad, 4055 with instls at 1141. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA — All India Radio, 9445-Bengaluru at 2140 with subcontinental music, 9690-Bengaluru at 2314-0004 with a nice mix of Indian vocals, f/by a W ancr for the General Overseas Service, then news in EE. More Indian instls at 2340 to 0000 when a W gave the ID, f/by another newscast,11620-Bengaluru at 0144 with a nice pgm of music and W hosting in (l) Urdu. Pgm seemed to end at 0202 f/by dead air until the music resumed at 0214. (D’Angelo, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15285 via Nauen in (l) Kotwali at 1431. (Brossell, WI)
TWR India, 7280 via Pridnestrovie at 0109-0130* with W ancr in (l) Bhojpuri, the TWR IS at 0114, and opening in Dzonka. ID and sign off anmts and close at 0129. (D’Angelo, PA)

IRAN — Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 6060 at 2230 with songs and anmts in AA, 9590 at 2221 with final anmts in (l) Bosnian, f/by piano IS, 9860-Kalamabad at 0237 with talk by M in SS with brief musical segments, closed with instl piece at 0322, Voice of Justice, 11770-Sirjan with M/W ancrs in EE, ID at 0345, f/by news analysis. (D’Angelo, PA)

ITALY — Italian Radio Relay Service (IRRS), 9510 via Tiganesti (Romania) at *0900-1000* commorating the 50th anniversary of Radio Caroline with several IDs and multiple DJs. They were playing cool clips of the station, including SOS calls and clips of when Britain raided the ship, many weather forecasts of choppy seas and high winds. One of the coolest shortwave broadcasts I’ve heard in years. (Nikolich, IL)

JAPAN — Radio Japan, 9770 with news in EE at 0502. (Brossell, WI) 13640 via UAE at 0505 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC)

KUWAIT — Radio Kuwait, 15540 at 2046 with pops, ID at 2050 f/by a news update, back to pops at 2057 then closedown anmts. (D’Angelo, PA) 21450 at 1415, music and talk in AA. (Sellers, BC)

MADAGASCAR — Radio Madagasikara, 5020 at 0345 with talks in (p) Malagasy. (Brossell, WI)

MALAYSIA — RTM Sarawak FM, 11665 at 1205-1230 with a great signal; pop, rock and Malaysian things hosted by a W. (Nikolich, IL)

MICRONESIA — The Cross, Pohnpei, 4755 at 1125-1157 with anmts by M, mention of an FM frequency at 1138, then into a series of hymns in both ballad and pop formats, off abruptly at 1157. (Nikolich, IL)

MOROCCO — Radio Medi Un, 9575-Nador at 2220 with news in FF) 2306-0002 with M/W and news in FF, f/by pops and long stretch of musical selections, ID by W at 2347, then ruined by CRI via Albania sign on. (D’Angelo, PA)

NICARAGUA — El Buen Pastor, 8989u in SS at 0000 with a male preacher in SS. Very weak. (Coady, ON)

NIGERIA — Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, 15120 at 2136 with long talk in (p) Hausa, f/by W with anmts, tribal vocals. Was gone by 2201 re-check. (D’Angelo, PA)

NORTH KOREA — Voice of Korea, 7570 at 1314 with M a long list of newspapers around the world which had mentioned the “Dear Leader”. Poor, and //9435 and 11710. (Sellers, BC) 11710 at *1300-1330 with sign on and “Song of General Kim Il Sung”, IS and IDs by W and M, ID and into NA and patriotic songs. News by M at 1309. (Nikolich, IL)

OMAN — Radio Sultanate of Oman, 9500 at 0019 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)      

OPPOSITION — Sound of Hope 6240 (Taiwan to China), 1327 with opera and anmts in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 
Radio Free Chosun, 9975 (South Korea, via Philippines to North Korea), in KK at 1450. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Impala, 17540 (via Madagascar to Rwanda), at 1730-1755* pgm of local music with periodic IDs in Kinyarwanda, EE and vernacular. Pgm closed at 1755 after a song. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Tamazuj, 15535 (via Vatican to Sudan), in AA at 1510. (Brossell, WI)

PHILIPPINES — Radio Veritas Asia, 15320 at 1506 in (l) Tagalog,  15335 in (l) Tagalog at 2311. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES — Wolverine Radio, 6940 at 0102 with various numbers containing the word “waiting”. SSTV/FAX at 0201, 6950 at 0112 with various songs containing the word “tonight” including big band and swing music, also rock. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0014 with rock, parody bits, ID, then more rock and comedy bits. (D’Angelo, PA)
Undercover Radio, 1720kHz at 0339 with Dr. Benway saying hello to the Michigan MARE group and reading emails  to undercoverradio@gmail.com, 6925 with Benway talking about t-shirts for the Wounded Warrior project and a story about colonizing a new planet. (Hassig, IL) 6925 at 0250 with talk, IDs and rock. Also 6935u at 0127-0206* selling t-shirts. Giving email and mentioning that Box 293, Merlin had been closed. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Ronin (relayed by XFM), 6940 at 0207 with IS of the first few bars of ‘Satsifaction” over and over then various Motown things. radioroninshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) 6925 at 0132 with rock, “Satisfaction” repeated for several minutes, then more rock. (D’Angelo, PA)
Rave On Radio, 6925u at 0308 with rock. raveonradio@gmail.com . (Hassig, IL)
WHYP Radio, 6925 at 0005-0107 with an old WLIS pgm, f/by station ID at 0012, parody sings and one for DX Survivor. Uses whypradio@gmail.com. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Blah Blah Blah Blah, 6949 at 0115 with rock, blues, country. (D’Angelo, PA)
XFM, 6940 at 0305 with talk about visiting England and interviewing people in the pirate scene there. (Hassig, IL)
Pseudo Radio, 6925 at 0002-0016* with M and ID f/by punk rock and numerous IDs. Reports requested to the Blue Ridge Summit address. (D’Angelo, PA)
Captain Morgan, 6925 at 0128 with various blues, Twilight Zone theme, ID and off at 0147. I sent a report to captainmorganshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Renegrade Radio, 6925 at 0206, but weak and barely above the noise floor with Hawaii 5-0 theme and other numbers. renegadeshortwave@gmaail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Appalachia, 6935 at 0055-0112* with country things and M talking periodically, but I couldn’t make out what he was saying. (D’Angelo, PA) 6935 at 0100 with AC hum at times and over modulation with some splatter and some religious songs. (Hassig, IL)
Channel Z, 6150.5 at 0048-0111* with DJ Andy Walker and things from the 1950s, 60s and 70s with EE talk, Blue Ridge Summit address and email of channelz@gmail.com. (D’Angelo, PA)
Cool AM Radio (relayed by Blue Ocean Radio), 6925u with various songs. coolamradio@hotmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Artems World of Music, 6925u at 0303 heard immediately after Cool AM Radio, (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA — Radio Romania International, 11710 at 0455 ending EE with schedule and address. (Sellers, BC)

RUSSIA — Radio MTUCI, 25900-Mosccow at 1310 with W in RR hosting pgm of music, quick ID at began with “Iron Maiden” numbers. (D’Angelo, PA) 1428 with rock, conversations and call-ins. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Russia, 5900-Irkutsk in Mandarin at 1320, 6135-Irkutsk in Mandarin with ID and address at 1258. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME — VOA Relay, 9815 with talks in FF at 2122. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA — BSKSA, 11915 at 2240-2301* with long AA talk, f/by recitations and carrier off. (D’Angelo, PA) 21505 at 1425 with AA phone interview. (Sellers, BC) 17615 at 1510 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI)

SERBIA — International Radio of Serbia, 6100 at 2201 with W doing news. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDS — SIBC, 9545 at 0701 with M/W and EE anmts and promos, W reading headlines. (Sellers, BC) Readable level in EE with W interviewing a government official, mentions of “Honiara” and an ID at 0830.  (Nikolich, IL)

SOMALIA — Radio Hargeisa, 7120 at 0340 with M and Somali talk, f/by vocals, ID and news at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA) 0350 with talks in Somali. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA — Channel Africa, 6155 at 0400 with a W doing African news. Off abruptly at 0405. (D’Angelo, PA) 15235 with report on Mandela. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA — KBS World Radio, 9805 at 2222 with talks in (l) Indonesian. (Brossell, WI) 11810-Kimje, 11810 at 2212-2300* with EE interviews, ID and two W opening the Saturday mailbag pgm, closed with some DX tips.  (D’Angelo, PA)

SPAIN — Radio Exterior Espana, 6055 at 0006 with news pgm highlights and M with sports report. (Coady, ON) 21540 in SS with a speech and QRM from co-channel Radio Kuwait, 21610 in SS at 1423, //21540, 21640 with talk and opera at 1419. (Sellers, BC) 17850 with live sports coverage in SS. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKA — Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp., 11905-Trincomalee at 0119 with lively vocals and W ancr in Hindi. Radio Cairo’s carrier came on at 0157 but no audio materialized by 0215 tune out. (D’Angelo, PA) 0130 in Hindi with W talk and W vocals. (Coady, ON)

SWAZILAND — 9500-Manzini (p) at 0520 with snippets of EE talk, but gone by TOH and lost in noise. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWAN — Radio Taiwan International, 5010 in Mandarin at 2225, 9680 in Mandarin at 1534. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEY — Voice of Turkey, 9700 in (l) TT at 0509. (Brossell, WI) 12035 at 1355 with mailbag pgm in EE. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES — Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1210, 9545 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 2216, 9605 Philippines at 1450, 9800 Philippines in Korean at 1950, 15255 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2133. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia (p) 9480 Kuwait Relay at 0107-0158* with long talks in (l) Uyghur, carrier off at 0158 after a brief anmt. (D’Angelo, PA) 21700 Northern Marianas Replay at 0517 with W in Mandarin under a much stronger Firedrake jammer. (Sellers, BC) 9835 Lampertheim Relay at 2228 in (l) Tibetan and 9915 Northern Marinas Relay in Mandarin at 1652. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9770 via Austria at 2023 in (l) Dyula, 15480 via Madagascar in AA at 2010 and 15735 in (l) Nepali at 1521. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, 4775 at 0345 in (l) Lomwe and 15755 in Hindi at 1412. (Brossell, WI)
PCJ Radio International, 7730 via WRMI at *0137-0230 with their 5th anniversary pgm, various talk segments, listener feedback, prize offerings and QSL info. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICAN — Vatican Radio, 7360 at 0459 with EE sign on at 0500 with a song and intro for the African Service, f/by pgm line-up,11625 at 0628 with IS, EE sign on of African Service at 0630, 11890 via Philippines at 1358 with repeated IS. Off at 1400. This would have been their VV service. (Sellers, BC)

ZAMBIA — ZNBC, 5915 at 0342 in a local language with African rhythms and M with brief talk at 0335, bird calls and W talk. (Coady, ON)

That does it for this time. Thanks to: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Mark Coady, Peterborough, ON; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Mike Nikolich, Lake Barrington,


This new (and maybe occasional) feature highlights those broadcaster bad guys who are sooo reluctant to observe the time-honored custom of providing QSLs in reply to accurate reception reports from listeners. If you have a “hit list” of six to eight stations; those nasty, uncaring, lazy, mean ones - send me a list of them with notes on how many unsuccessful attempts you’ve made and/or how long you’ve waited and I’ll include them here. The first reporter stepping up to the plate is Bob Brossell, (WI) who has several nasty candidates on his list, including: Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, Brazil, which has not replied to his original report nor through 16 weeks of follow-ups, Radio Roraima, Boa Vista, Brazil, has ignored his report for 25 weeks and (so far) through 10 email follow-ups, Cuba’s Radio Progresso, which has ignored 12 email reports since the original 24 weeks ago and that’s despite another well-known Cuban radio personality’s promises to help. Bob’s unhappy list continues with Voz Misionaria, Cambouiu, Brazil, which remains silent after nine weeks and Sichuan PBS, Chengdu, China, continues to thumb its nose after 16 weeks and 4 weeks after a follow-up. Ah, the trials of the QSL hound. You have to empathize with Casper Gutman!