Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SWL Loggings for March/April 2014

Compiled by Gerry L. 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 then English (EE) is assumed.

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1251 mentioning “new music from KNLS”, f/by ID, the names of several station personnel, address, and their website. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7495 via Issoudun at 2231-2254* with M in AA. (D’Angelo, PA) 2346-2300* with M in FF hosting pgm of vocals, nice ID and frequency anmt at 2257 with a group vocal in background, 3 time pips at 2300 and carrier went off. (D’Angelo, PA) 11765 at 2055 with FF talks. (Brossell, WI)

ANGOLA—Radio Nacional, Mulenvos, 4950 at 0403 weak and poor with M talk in PP. (Parker, PA)

ANGUILLA—University Network, 6090 with Gene Scott at 0915 and 11775 at 1315, also with Gene Scott. (Maxant, WV)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11710 at 0207 with M ballad, ID at 0208 and into news. (Coady, ON) 2310 with instl music and SS songs, M mentioning Argentina. (Sellers, BC) *0202 on several key cities that had been damaged by flooding. (Rippel, VA) 15345 in SS at 2302. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC World Service, 5875 at 0500 with news of attack on the American consulate. (Parker, PA) 0609 with discussion about developments in the European economy and the German elections. (D’Angelo. PA) 15425 with news at 1800. (Fraser, ME)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 9580-Shepparton at 1300 with election news, 12065-Shepparton at 1335 with the Jake and the Cow Dogs pgm, and 15515-Shepparton with U.S. pops. (Maxant, WV) 9610-unlisted at 2302 with sports headlines. (Parker, PA) 9965 via Palau at 1303 with EE news running a few seconds behind 9580. (Sellers, BC) 1315 with news from W presenter, 19005 at 2315 with EE pgm, music, and several IDs. (Handler, IL) 12065 at 1211 with live soccer coverage. (Brossell, WI) 21740 at 2101 with M doing news and sports and into the AM news magazine at 2110. (Coady, ON)
Northern Territory Service, 2325, VL8T-Tennant Creek at 1254, 2485-Katherine was poor. Also, 4910 at 1203 with a country singer. (Sellers, BC) 2125 at 1030-1048 with back-to-back U.S. pops. No sign of the others. (Rippel, VA) 2484-Alice Springs at 1050 and 4835 carrying soccer. (Rippel, VA) 4835-Alice Springs with regional news at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
HCJB Australia, 15340-Kununurra with *1230 sign on and ID, 15490-Kununurra at 1209 with M in II and music bridges between talks. (Handler, IL)

BANGLADESH—Bangladesh Betar, 15105-Dhaka, at 1257 with M on rebuilding their maritime system, saying goodbye at 1258 then silence. Also heard 1228 with IS and 1230 EE pgm sign on with time pips. Good signal, perhaps the best ever heard from them. (Handler, IL)

BELARUS—Radio Belarus, 11730-Minsk at 2030 with a DX pgm and talk of winter in the Baltic. (Maxant, WV) 2256 (p) to 2301* with pop vocals until W ancr came on with talk until pgm was cut. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOLIVIA—Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 3310 at 0035 in Quechua. Seemed to be a gathering of musicians in the studio with talk and bits of various campos interspersed. (Parker, PA)
Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.8 at 0003-0029 with a nice pgm of Latin music, f/by W ancr and SS religious talk, ID and frequency anmt at 0021, then more vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, 4930 at 0410 talking about the Uganda elections, 7325 at 0411, //7340 and 7340 in Kinyarwanda with EZL selections at 0404-0410. (Parker, PA) 15580 at 1641 with The Sunny Side of Sports. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL—(all in PP- gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0412 with M ancr and a slow ballad. (Parker, PA)
Radiodifusora Macapa, Macapa, 4915 with a M chatting on phone with caller. Lots of reverb. (Parker, PA)
Radio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, 5970 at 0305 with ad string and M with ID. (Parker, PA)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 6010 at 0417 with long talk and a W sidekick getting a word in edgewise. (Parker, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 9565 at 0450 with M/W talk. (Parker, PA) 11765 at 2300 with M/F talks. (Cooper, PA) 0204 with M ballads and a M preacher. (Coady, ON)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9630 at 2319 with a slow ballad. (Parker, PA) 11855 with M preacher f/by some chants and choir, which ended at 0158. On the previous night they were running past 0330. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 2323 with talks and a M with ID. (Parker, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonas, Brasilia, 11780 at 0225 with deep-voiced M DJ talking and being interviewed by W. (Cooper, PA) 0040 with pops hosted by M ancr formal canned ID at 0058. (D’Angelo, PA) 0227 with live concert recordings, very bluesy with M vocals. (Parker, PA) 2106 with talks. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0221 with song by M and acoustic guitars. (Brossell, WI)

CHAD—Radio Chad, 6165 at 2310 with M in FF hosting pops pgm, including phone calls. (D’Angelo, PA) (p) 0334-0056 with talks in FF by M/W f/by some domestic music. Then was blocked by Havana’s O/C at 0056. (D’Angelo, PA) 2310 with M taking phone calls. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADA—CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), at 0055 with CBC pgmng to 0100 when RHC came on. (Parker, PA) 0400 with news. (Brossell, WI) 0420 discussing drugs. (Maxant, WV)
CKZU, Vancouver, 6160 at 2240 with the CBC Business Report. (Sellers, BC)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2242 on the last day for their country format. The station has switched format to “Funny 1060 AM.” Their new website is http: // (Sellers, BC)
CHU, Ottawa, 3330 at 0935 with FF/EE time anmts and 7850 at 1310 with the same. (Maxant, WV)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 9410 via Nauen at 0437 with inspirational music and frequent drop-outs, 9460 with their Dardasha service in AA at 0439 with M in talking over music. (Parker, PA) 15215 via Wertachtal at 1705 with a preacher. (Maxant, WV)

CHINA—China Radio International, 7350-(Kashi – GLD) at 0015 on mental health. (Cooper, PA) 9525 at 1415 with a long talk by W in RR with Indonesia creating a het underneath. (Barton, AZ) 9570 via Cuba about shadow banking at 1315. (Maxant, WV) 13755-Kashi in Mandarin at 1300, 15410-Kashi with talk in Mandarin, 17630 via Mali at 1400 with world news. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, 11500, CNR-1 in Mandarin at 1154, //13920 with both frequencies also in use by Sound of Hope. I believe CNR-1 may be used to jam the SOH broadcasts. Was not heard at 1211 recheck. (Handler, IL)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 6165 with world news at 0605. (Maxant, WV)
Radio Progresso, 4765 at 0402-0408* with soft instls, W with brief SS talk, M with ID and (p) closing anmts at 0407. Carrier off w/out anthem at 0408. (D’Angelo, PA)

DIEGO GARCIA—Armed Forces Network, 4319u at 2354 with music until ID and news at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)

ECUADOR—Radio Oriental, Tena, 4781.6 at 2358-0000* with SS talk, f/by a presumed canned ID closing. (D’Angelo, PA)
HCJB, 9835 via Nauen at 2317 in GG with slow inspirational music. (Parker, PA)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9965 at 2302 with soft instls, W ancr with ID and frequency anmt, news headlines, then news in detail. Fair to good, but with poor modulation. (D’Angelo, PA) 2330 in EE and quite understandable, although the modulation was a bit low, I think the pgm was Eye on Events; 15345 at 1635 with W and news in EE; 1636 for “South Africa service of Radio Cairo.” Good level, but with distorted audio. (Sellers, BC) 15205 at 2127 probably in (l) FF. Strong but horrible audio distortion, even by their standards. (Parker, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 5940-Thailand Relay at 1330 on Japan’s nuclear disaster. (Barton, AZ) 5975-Wooferton AA at 0304. (Parker, PA) 5980-Thailand Relay at 1227 on match making in China, 9910 via Tashkent at 1652 with financial markets report. (Sellers, BC) 13825-Oman Relay at 0352 with talks in (l) Farsi, 17795-Wooferton discussing Zimbabwe’s government. (Brossell, WI) 17795 at 1715 on Middle East and a royal wedding in Denmark. (Maxant, WV)

EQUTORIAL GUINEA—Radio Africa, 15180 with preacher in EE at 2039. Closed at 2053, then dead air, though carrier remained on. (Sellers, BC)

ETHIOPIA—Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 5950 at 0322 in (p) Tigrinya with jazzed up HOA selections. (Parker, PA)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 11670-Issoudun with U.S. vocals. (Maxant, WV) 13740 in FF at 1712 with a mix of Afropops, FF ballads and pops with a M DJ. (Coady, ON) 17660 via Meyerton at 1247 with M/W doing an FF pgm. (Handler, IL) 17850 in FF at 1824. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 7425-Rwanda at 0350 in Swahili with news, slow pops, 9470-Rwanda at 0443 discussing Norwegian immigration policy. (Parker, PA) 9470-Rwanda Relay at 0410 on deaths in Syria, and 15275-Rwanda on Euro nations assisting the Red Cross with the Syrian refugee problem. (Maxant WV) 11865 in EE at 2132 with news items, //12070. (Fraser, ME) 2111 on Nelson Mandela. (Brossell, WI)

GREECE—Voice of Greece, 7475 at 2300 with Greek music. (Agnelli, FL) 7475 at 0012 with GG music and W ancr. (Cooper, PA) 15650 in GG at 1921 with GG music and W ancr. (Handler, IL) 1920. (Brossell, WI) (NOTE: This one is likely no longer on the air – GLD)

GUAM—Trans World Radio, 9810 at 1150 with M/W ancrs f/by a music bridge. M with several IDs at 1225 until sign off at 1227 with IS, 9910 at 1155 with Mandarin pgm W presenter f/by M presenter and bg music. Still going at 2215 when I stopped listening. (Handler, IL)
Adventist World Radio, 15320 with F host in EE, address given in India. (Sellers, BC)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0435 in SS over slow instls. (Parker, PA) 1050 with frequency and address, then a Christian message. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram at 0050-0110 with sub-continental music and into talks at TOH. (Rippel, PA) 9445-Bengaluru at 2040 with vocals then a talk on Indian imports/exports, 11670-Bengaluru at 1745 with local vocals and General Overseas Service ID and 13710 on the wide use of air conditioning there. (Maxant, WV) 9445-Benglaluru at 2135 on their coal shortage, //11670. (Fraser, ME) Ending GOS with ID at 2225. (Sellers, BC) 11670-Bengaluru with news at 2104, 11670 at 1913 with talk in EE on an economic matter, 15050-Delhi in (l) Tamil and music. Unsure if the music or the transmitter was creating the funny noises I heard. (Handler, IL) 17670-with news at 1803. (Brossell, WI)

INDONESIA—Voice of Indonesia, 9526 with W and news in EE at 1311. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Republik Indonesia, 3325-Palankaraya at 1220 with the same news as on 4750 and 4870, 4750-Makassar at 1218 with M and news, RRI ID, mention of Makassar and more news, 4870-Wamena at 1214 with RRI ID. A recheck at 1230 found them in EE with two hosts playing music. All three frequencies were poor. (Sellers, BC)

IRELAND—Radio Teilifis Eireann, 17820-Wooferton at 1338 with Sunday Sports pgm including p-b-p, comls, IDs, and news at 1302. (Handler, IL) 1345-1515 with pre-match coverage of the All Ireland Hurling Final. News headlines at 1400 f/by some local ads. (D’Angelo, PA) (NOTE: A multi-day special broadcast– GLD)

IRAN—Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 9819-Sirjan at 2138 with two M in (l) Bosnian language. ID and closedown anmts at 2225 f/by instl and gongs at 2229 prior to termination. (D’Angelo, PA) 11750-Sirjan at 2005 reading letters from listeners. (Maxant, WV) 15140-Sirjan with AA pops at 2125. (Parker, PA)
“Voice of Palestine” pgm (l) 9610 at 0333 with W in AA a few music bridges and possible news or news analysis. (Handler, IL)

ISRAEL—Galei Zahal, 6885-Tel Aviv at 0252 in HH with W ancr and campy Marilyn Monroe-ish songs. (Parker, PA)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0004 with Japanese news. (Agnelli, FL) 9640 at 1530 opening in by W. (Barton, AZ) 7395 via Madagascar in Swahili at 0355 with W and what sounded like a language lesson. (Parker, PA) 11970 via France at 0505 on cyber attacks on Japan’s Internet and into a JJ student missing in China. (Maxant, WV)
Radio Nikkei, 3905 at 1340 on trade relations with the U.S., then read a letter, an ID, and into JJ at TOH, //6055. (Barton, AZ) 9760 with W in JJ. (Barton, PA)

KUWAIT—Radio Kuwait, 15540 at 1858 with W host and ID referring to Kuwait as the “land of the black gold” and pgm on oil in Kuwait. (Handler, IL) 1926 with a song, M presenter with ID, email, and postal addresses for reception reports. Good, with some slight fades. (Handler, IL) 2005 on industrialization there. (Brossell, WI) Pop/rock, M with ID and contact info, more songs and into a TC and news headlines at 2050. (Coady, ON)

MALAYSIA—Wai FM, 7295 at 1603 with EE pops and DJ. (Sellers, BC) 11665 at 1253 in Bahasa Malay with two M hosting Malaysian pops pgm, 1300 time pips, M with ID and into news headlines. Same news was on 9835, though it was poorer, (Sellers, BC)
Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1600 with time pips, anmts in Bahasa Malay, NA by a choir and back to Malay pops. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico City, at 0415 in SS with classical music. (Maxant, WV)
Radio Mil, Mexico City, 6010 at 0520 with two M talking about religion in Mexico. (Maxant, WV)

MICRONESIA—The Cross Radio, 4750 at 1115 with EE preacher, ID at 1148, and Christian songs until suddenly off at 1158 after DTMF tones. (Sellers, BC)

NICARAGUA—El Buen Preacher, 8989u at 2232 in SS with talk by deep-voiced M and two-way QSOs with other stations. (Parker, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1205 with news about the capture of an escaped lion, then into weather. Also, 11725 at 0645 on the Syrian conflict and also domestic floods. (Maxant, WV) 15720 with big band music at 0343. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, 7255-Ikorodu at 2251-2300* with a mix of local music and M in Hausa, ID before anmts and news at 2300 which was apparently not supposed to be here, as the signal was quickly cut. (D’Angelo, PA) 15120 at 0650 on oil exploration there. (Maxant, WV)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435-Kujang at 1320 with something about the great leader’s anniversary. (Maxant, WV) 11710 at 1037 with martial music and W ancr. (Rippel, VA) 1054 with martial instls f/by M with closing anmt and full schedule. (Coady, ON) 1150 with martial music and talks in FF. (Brossell, WI) 15345-Kujang in EE at 2125 with talk by W, piano with W vocal. (Parker, PA)
KCBS-Pyongyang with long monologue and a W in KK. (Barton, AZ)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 at 1918 in AA. Good, with fades. (Handler, IL)

OPPOSITION—Radio Inyabitatu (to Afghanistan), (t) 17870 at 1702. Seemed to pop on a little 
late or below the noise level at 1700; then noted a M vocal before 1703 and M ancr in an at 1250 unid language. Poor and noisy. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Republica (to Cuba), with W and SS news, ID by M and a short musical interlude. (Cooper, PA)
Khmer People Power, (t) 9960 via Palau, at 1201 and 1229. Weak but the language sounded like Khmer. (Handler, PA)
Radio Miraya (to Sudan), 11550 at 0346 with M/W in EE and local vocals. Nice IDs at 0400 and 0412, an AA segment then more EE. Seems like they’ve expanded their EE coverage. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 3985 at 1045 with huge collision of a NK jammer as well as ham traffic. (Barton, AZ)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 at 1250 with M/W in KK over a NK jammer, 4450 at 1130 barely heard over NK jamming. (Barton, AZ) 3480 at 1058 with martial music with two ancrs. (Rippel, PA)

PALAU—World Harvest Radio, 9930 at 1208 with W preaching at 1229, web address and other info, then into Easy English Studies. (Sellers, BC)

PAKISTAN—Radio Pakistan, 11570 at 1658 with O/C, brief music and Islamic call to prayer, 1659 sign on in Urdu, fanfare, time pips, and news headlines; 15490 at 0207 in Urdu with W and possible news to 0211*. (Sellers, BC)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC East New Britain (East New Britain), 3385 at 1108 with M in Tok Pisin. (Rippel, VA)
Radio Madang, Madang (New Guinea), 3260 at 1113 with music and clear ID by M, short anmts, and vocals. (Rippel, VA)

PERU—Radio Vision, Chiclayo, 4790 in SS at 0420 with congregation singing a hymn. (Parker, PA)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Company, 9795 at 2254 repeating their musical IS and ID. Sign on at 2300 in presumed (l) Mon language by W, 12095 at 1257 in (l) Tai Dam with W speaker and indigenous stringed music, 1301 with brief FEBC IS, then silence for about 20 seconds before opening in another Asian language. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15320 via Vatican in (l) Tagalog at 1516. (Brossell, WI) 15380 at 1445, M/W in Urdu with ID at 1558, mailing address and email. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Pilipinas, 15190 at 1727 with carrier and tone, 1730 sign on, interrupted at 1731 for (p) NA, then EE ID with frequencies, website, etc. news in Tagalog at 1734. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES—Red Mercury Labs, 6925 at 0223 with avant-garde dance things, heavy metal. Read logs from the HF Underground, new age and punk rock, email: (Hassig, IL) 6935 at 0415 with rock to close at 0456. (Hollingsworth, OH)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0135 with themed pgm of songs about friends. SSTV/FAX sounds at 0228. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975 at 0311 with pop/rock said “XFM – The power of X.” email (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6949.9 at 0007 with DJ Dick Weed hosting rock and audio clips. (D’Angelo, PA) 6955 at 0152 with poor, distorted audio and banter between two DJs, including some X-rated talk. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6950 at 0157 with rock and snips from cartoon shorts. (Parker, PA)
Metro Radio International, 6974.3 at 0105 with heavy metal and rock, spacey things. (Hassig, IL)
YHWH, 21450u at 1633-1640* with repeated snip from a very strange song. Closed by calling for a group of followers that will repopulate the earth and establish a new garden of Eden. Abruptly off in mid-transmission. (Parker, PA)
Laser Hot Hits (Ireland), 4026 at 0440 with Motown-type things and M ancr just above noise level, but strong on very brief peaks. (Parker, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 11740 at 1709 with W and EE news. (Sellers, BC) 11795 at 2320 in SS. (Brossell, WI) 11955 at 0128 with a pgm of traditional music and a F presenter. (Barton, AZ) 13800-Galbeni at 2035 sign on and into mining gold and silver in central Romania which will help their economy. (Maxant, WV)

RUSSIA—Voice of Russia, 9435 via Armenia at 0434 with SS talks. 9465 via Moldova at 2250 in EE with a travelogue. (Parker, PA) 2205 on Russian railroads investing in Europe. (Fraser, ME) 9490-Novosibirsk at 1613 with interviews and into a news analysis, 9465 via (?) Armenia with News in Brief, 2322 with ID and a promo. (Sellers, BC) 11530 via Tajikistan at 1201 in EE with M providing weather. (Handler, IL) 13860-Irkutsk in (l) Mandarin at 1135. (Brossell WI)

SAO TOME—VOA-Pinheira Relay, 4960 at 0401 with news, (Parker, PA) 9690 at 2111-2139* with M &W in FF and some music segments. ID at 2129 and Yankee Doodle theme. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA—Radio Riyadh, 15435 at 1615 with music until talk in AA by man. (Barton, AZ) 1629 in AA with modern instl AA music to 1630 ID, //15225. (Sellers, BC) 15205 with Qur’an recitations at 1602 and 15435 with talks at 1519. (Brossell, WI) 17895 at 1331 in AA. (Handler, IL)

SEYCHELLES—BBC-Indian Ocean Relay, Mahe, 12095 at 1907 with a news story, //17795. (Handler, IL)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, 15235 at 1702 with M and news and ID. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0049 with slow ballad, then a more upbeat tune. (Parker, PA)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 9640 at 1608 with M and EE news and markets report to 1613, 11810 at 2227 on Korean cuisine. (Sellers, BC) 11710 in EE at 2203 with M doing news. (Fraser, ME) 15575-Kimjae at 1320 on a Russian summit. (Maxant, WV)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 5965 via Costa Rica Relay, with M in SS talks, brief instls then more talk. 5 + 1 time pips at BOH, //3350. (D’Angelo, PA) 6055 at 0017 with news and features. (Ogrizovich, FL) 9570-Nobeljas with talk about the European Union at 2025. (Maxant, WV)

SRI LANKA—11905 at 0131-01548 with Hindi vocals hosted by W in Hindi. Gone at 0154 w/out a closedown anmt. (D’Angelo, PA) 0200 in Hindi with W and occasional talk and wailing Hindi vocals. EE ID by W at 0215 and into M with news in EE. (Coady, ON) 0209 in (p) Tamil with M and EE ID. (Parker, PA)

SUDAN—Radio Omdurman, 7205 at 0200 in AA. (Agnelli, FL) 0348-0358 with talk by M in AA f/by domestic music and talk by various M/W. Off in mid-sentence at 0358. (D’Angelo, PA)

SURINAME—Radio Apinte, 4990 at 0332 with music but weak signal and poor audio. (Parker, PA)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, Manzini, 4775 at 0400 with instl song and talk in GG. (Brossell, WI) 0429 with a hymn, M and W with ID and talk. (Parker, PA) 5996 at 0358 with usual opening IS and M with EE ID at 0359. Open in (l) Chichewa at 0400.  (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1140 with the Eye on China pgm. (Barton, AZ) 15485 via France with W and EE news. (Sellers, BC) 1802 in EE with talks on astronauts and Syria. (Fraser, ME) 15690 via France at 11885 1918 with W presenter in FF. (Handler, IL) 1933 with talks in FF. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 15275 at *0000-0029* with time pips f/by M with EE ID, open music and news in EE. Numerous ads and plenty of IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9525 at 0315 with news. (Cooper, PA) 9540 at 1420 with M in AA giving web address f/by M vocals. (Barton, AZ) 9830 at 2234 ending the Letterbox pgm with ID, 15520 at 1639 with M/W and EE news. (Sellers, BC) 15450 at 1231 with news from W, IDs at 1235, 1239, 1241 and 1248. (Handler, IL) 1245 with Blue Voyage. (Fraser, ME) 15580-Emirler at 1420 with ID anmt and into pgm preview. (Maxant, WV)

UNITED  STATES—Voice of America, 7430-Kuwait Relay, *0030 with opening f/by feature on climate change and another about tornado prediction, then a health report at 0041. 9780-Sri Lanka Relay at 0111 with News Now format. (D’Angelo, PA) 7430-Sri Lanka Relay at 0013 in Burmese with talk, music bridges. (Parker, PA) 11795 via Vatican at 1713 with news and ID. (Sellers, BC) 11890 via Novosibirsk in (l) Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 15115 in (l) Mandarin at 1355 and 15580-Greenville on Obama’s return from Russia. (Maxant, WV) 15775-Philippines Relay at 1325 in KK. (Handler, IL)
Radio Free Asia, 13830 via Tajikistan in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
RFE/RL, 15180-Lampertheim Relay at 1510 in (l) Tajik. (Brossell, WI) 17770 at 1227 with RR pgm doing interviews. (Handler, IL)
Radio Marti, 7405 in SS at 1555. (Cooper, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 11955 via Austria in EE at 2104 with an African-sounding choir and W welcoming listeners and introducing a guest. (Sellers, BC) 15280-via Nauen at 1902 with music and W ancr in AA. ID at 1922 and a promo for “Al Waad” AWR’s TV channel in Beirut. (Handler, IL)
WRNO, Louisiana, 7506.5 at 0315 with a song, then into DW news. (Sellers, BC)
WWCR, Tennessee, 7490 with ID and news at 1400, 13845 at 1430 with discussions. (Cooper, PA) 12160 with preacher at 1725. (Maxant, WV)
KJES, New Mexico, 11715 at 1910 with children singing religious songs. (Maxant, WV) 0006 with the Wavescan pgm. (Ogrizovich, FL)
WRMI, Florida, 9955 at 1230 relaying Radio Slovakia International. (Maxant, WV)
WWRB, Tennessee, 9370 at 1730 with Brother Stair. (Maxant, WV)
WBCQ, Maine, 5110 at 0250 with Area 51 pgm, rock ‘n roll, assorted madness. Abruptly off at 0307*. (Parker, PA)
KVOH, California, 9975 at 0242 with another test broadcast with vocals and SS/EE IDs asking for reception reports. (D’Angelo, PA) 0345 with a test. (Ogrizovich, FL)
WHRI, Indiana, 9840-Cyprus Creek on the sin of boasting. (Cooper, PA)
WEWN, Alabama, on the Catholic Church in Cuba. Also, 15610 at 1320. (Maxant, WV)
WJHR, Florida, 15550 at 1544 with a preacher, email address at 1601. (Cooper, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7360 at 0258 with IS with IS and into an African song at 0300 and 0301 opening to Africa. (Sellers, BC) 11625 at 2010 and 15570 at 1735 in Latin praying for Middle East peace. (Maxant, WV) 1729 with IS and brief W vocals with “Africa” in the lyrics and ID’ing for the Africa Service. (Coady, ON) 11625 at 2015 with news. (Cooper PA) 11935 at 1528 with IS and s/on with W in AA. (Barton, AZ) 15370 in (l) Armenian at 1606. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 11840 via Wertachtal. (Brossell, WI) In VV at 2108, 12005 at 0242 with W with ID and opening a new pgm. (Sellers, BC)

ZANZIBAR—ZBC Radio, 6015 at 0300 s/on with M in Swahili, Islamic prayer at 0308 and possible news at 0309. (Sellers, BC) 11735 at 2025 in Swahili with M ballad, W with brief talk f/by lively female vocals. (Coady, ON; Sellers, BC) 2029-2059* in Swahili with music and signoff. (Handler, IL)

Thanks and high fives go to each of the following fine guys who did the good thing this month: Steve Handler, Buffalo Grove, Illinois; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Anthony Agnelli, Weeki Wachee, FL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Charles Maxant, Hinton, WV; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Charles Rippel, Chesapeake, VA; Allen Ogrizovich, Jacksonville, FL; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Robert Fraser, Belfast, ME; Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI. Many thanks to each of you and until next month — good listening!

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