Friday, May 30, 2014


Compiled by Gerry Dexter, WPC9GLD

Here are April’s shortwave 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, 9615, in CC/EE at 1435 with M hymn, then M at 1438 in just CC, 9655 audible in EE under a very strong co-channel Radio Romania International in AA. (Sellers, BC)

ALBANIA - Radio Tirana, 7425-Shijak at 0230 sign on with IS, ID, frequency sked and news. (Taylor, WI) 0235 with EE news and press review. Pgm profile followed after ID, then some light pops before closing with another ID at 0258. (D’Angelo, PA)          

ALGERIA – Radio Algerienne, 11765 via France at 2040 with talks in FF. (Brossell, WI)

ANGOLA – Radio Nacional, 4949.8 at 0211 with PP pops, M ancr and phone call. Heard until past 0400. (Sellers, BC)
ANGUILLA – University Network, 6090 at 0008 with Melissa Scott. (Michael, OH) 0425 with Gene Scott preaching. (Maxant, WV)

ARGENTINA – Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11711 at 0205 profiling a late Argentine pop artist. (Sellers, BC)
ASCENSION ISLAND - BBC South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0538 with ID and FM simulcast anmt. (Parker, PA) 0015 at 2112 in RR, off at 2158. (Michael, OH) 11810 with world news at 2030. (Fraser, ME) 17885 in FF at 1806. (Brossell, WI)                                                                                             

AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia, 9580 at 1259 with a promo f/by TOH ID and news. (Handler, IL) 9580 at 0854 and 21740 at 2059. (Michael, OH) 9855 via UAE at 2233 with a year end country song review. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9890 via UAE at 2255 with Christmas song and W chatting, into news at 2300. (Sellers, BC) 9965 via Palau with abrupt sign off at 1430. (Handler, IL) 11880-Shepparton at 1605 interviewing a man on his trip to Cuba, 21740-Shepparton at 2150 on the prime minster of New Guinea. (Maxant, WV) 11945-Shepparton with news at 0605 and commentary at 0920. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Northern Territory SW Service, 2325 Tennant Creek at 1227 with M/W chatting f/by ABC News. No sign of Alice Springs which is usually the best one – possibly out of service? (D’Angelo, PA)
HCJB Australia, 15340 at 1509 with a phone interview. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA – Radio Austria International, 6155 s/on at 0600 with the Blue Danube waltz, then into GG by M/W and news. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio (p) 11890-Moosbrunn in Urdu at 1610 with W and South Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

BANGLADESH – Bangladesh Betar, 7250 at 1540 with W and EE news and into a song. Poor. (Sellers, BC) 1949-2000* with instl music f/by M ancr with talk in (l) Bengali, ID and apparent closedown anmts.  Poor to fair. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 15105 at *1229-1259 with IS, time pips opening EE service and a news commentary at 1237. (D’Angelo, PA)

BELARUS – Radio Belarus (p), 11730 at 1539 in RR w/pgm of contemporary selections and M ancr. (Taylor, WI)

BOLIVIA – Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cotapachi, 3310 at 0130-0204* with M hosting pgm of rustic music, ID and closedown anmts at 0204. No anthem at closing. Presume in SS or Quechua. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Yatun, Yura, 4716.7 at 0234 with M in SS over techno-beat things. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Logos, Santa Cruz, 4865 in SS at 2249. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Pio XII, Siglio Veinte, 5952.5 at 2314 with M in SS talk f/by W vocals. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

BOTSWANA – VOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4930 at 0353. 6020 in FF at 0547. (Parker, PA) 9550 at 0338 with M/W ancrs in (l) Kinyarwanda-Kirundi, African vocals and other talk features. (D’Angelo, PA) 15580 with news at 0602. (Padazopulos, Greece)

BRAZIL – Radio Cultural, Araraquara, 3365 at 0018 with M ancr and plenty of Brazilian talks and jingle IDs. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0350 with “Grease” type selections and M with ID. (Parker, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0410 with ancr and reverb over upbeat numbers. (Parker, PA)
Radio Relogio Federal, Rio de Janeiro p), 4905 at 0123 fair with M talk. (Parker, PA)
Radio Difusora de Macapa, Macapa, 4915 at 0414 with live coverage of what sounded like a block party or carnival. (Parker, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 at 0411 with upbeat music but nearly buried under an unid digital signal. (Parker, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9629.8 at 2205 with M talk, several jingle IDs at 2208 f/by W vocals. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 11855 with talks at 2230. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 11750 at 0115 with W phone caller. (Parker, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.5 at 0118 with impassioned talk by M. (Parker, PA) 2140 with talks. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0108 with upbeat music and M with ID. (Parker, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0223 with usual music fare. Best in LSB to avoid buzzer-like QRM. (Parker, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonas, Brasilia, 6180 at 0011. (Michael, OH) 11780 at 2247 with talks. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA – CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0410 interviewing an auto parts supplier. (Maxant, WV) 2300 + CKZU-Vancouver both heard about this time one with a Laugh Out Loud comedy short, the other with Wire Tap pgm. CKZN beginning to fade. (Sellers, BC) 1130 with news. (Brossell, WI)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with a string of comls and back to a fundraiser pgm at 2234. (Sellers, BC)
CHU, Ottawa, 7850 with FF/EE time at 0415 and 14670 with the same at 1414. (Maxant, WV)
CHINA – China Radio International, 5910-Beijing in (l)Tagalog at 1115, 5915-Hohhot in RR at 1119, 7350-Kashi with EE commentary at 2327, 7570-Urumqi at 0945 with comments, 9640-Kashi in SS at 2135 and 15245-Kashi discussing retail stores in China. (Brossell, WI) 7250-Urumqi with SS commentary at 2325, and 13670-Kashi and 13790-Kashi at 1310 with news, (Padazopulos, Greece) 7430-Jinhua at 2232-2255* with long CC talks by M/W with some local music mixed in. Off rather suddenly at 2255.17650-Kashi at 0900 with news. (D’Angelo, PA)
China National Radio/CPBS: CPBS-Geermu, 4800 in (l) Mandarin at 1100, Sichuan PBS, Chengdu, 6060 in Mandarin at 1148 and Xinjiang PBS, 6015-Urumqi in (l) Kazakh at 1225. (Brossell, WI) 4905 Xizang PBS, Lhasa (Tibet) opening EE pgm with several “This is Holy Tibet” IDs, //4920, 6110, 6200.Xizang PBS. (Sellers, BC) Sichaun PBS (t) 6060 at 1049-1130 music to 1100 with fanfare and apparent IDs including some EE words. Eventually blocked by CRI opening in Tagalog to the Philippines 9690 via Cuba at 0355 with EE/CC lessons, 13740 via Cuba at 1410 on migrant workers there.(Maxant, WV) 5980-Xi’an at 1530 with M/W hosts all in JJ, but a fade began just before the hour,7220-Jinhua at 1515 with M/W in JJ and some EE mixed in, 9550-Beijing at 1550 with W in VV, CC/VV language lesson and 9680 CNR-l (unlisted site) with M in (l) CC, 7325-Jinhua with music pgm and M in JJ, CNR-1, 7385 at 1308 with M/W with possible news in Mandarin. Underneath was a possible RTI. (Handler, IL) 6020 via Albania in SS at 0001. (Michael, OH)
Firedrake, 9455 with usual jamming loop, brief pause at 2100 before beginning the next round vs. unheard RFA in Mandarin via Saipan Relay. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIA – Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 1033 with an indigenous group and W singer, SS M ancr. (Taylor, WI) 1042 with M in SS talk, several TCs hosting pgm of “musica Colombiana”. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 0553 in SS with popular LA numbers, including several IDs, time check and frequency mention. (Sellers,BC)
La Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 in SS at 0450 with vocals and instls then into LA pop song. (Sellers, BC) 1100 with choral national anthem, f/by M in SS with ID and opening anmts, then religious talk by another M. Slowly fading. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

CUBA – Radio Havana Cuba, 5040 with SS comments at 0555. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6060 at 0008 in EE to 0059. (Michael, OH) 6165 at 0235 interviewing a UN Caribbean representative on Cuban melodies.  (Maxant, WV)
Radio Progresso, 4765 at 0330 in SS with soap opera radio drama and jazz music bridges. (Parker, PA) 0450-0502* with music and SS talk to close with orch. NA. Carrier cut at 0502. D’Angelo, PA)

DIEGO GARCIA – American Forces Network, 4319u at 1510 with pops and occasional speaker, but very poor level. (Sellers, BC)

DJIBOUTI – Radio Djibouti, 4780 at 0337 in Vern. with nice HOA music. (Parker, PA)

EQUADOR – Radio Oriental, Tena, 4781.7 at 2231-2359 with M in SS talk hosting pgm of local music with carrier cut in mid-song. (D’Angelo/FCDX PA)

EGYPT - Radio Cairo, 9965 with an S-6 signal level but no audio at 0310. (Maxant, WV)

ENGLAND – BBC (p) 5875 Thailand Relay with From Our Own Correspondents at 1350, 5970 Oman relay with world news at 0001 and 17895-Wooferton with news at 1800. (Brossell, WI) 11695 at 1613 in Tamil and M with pgm theme. Closing anmts and off at 1614, as scheduled. (Taylor, WI) 15755 at 0120 with a news magazine. (Barton, AZ)
CVC The Voice/Asia, 6260 via Tashkent at 0050 with talks in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI) 0110 with long talks in Hindi, some light music and preacher-type talker, IDs at 0130 and 0200. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Radio Africa, Bata (p) 15190 at 1547-1603 with preachers in EE. (Sellers, BC) 1832 with M in EE with Bible teaching pgm. (Taylor, PA)

ETHIOPIA – Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at 0258. Seemed to open even earlier, but mainly music with nice echo effect ID over instl music, f/by M with news in (p) Amharic. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Voice of the Tigray Revolution, Mekele, 5950 at *0258 with familiar flute-like IS and M opening in (l) Tigrinya, including web address, W talk. (D’Angelo,/FCDX,PA) 0259 with stringed inst. IS, sign on anmt in vernacular including meter bands and kiloHertz, music bridge and M in different language at 0303. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCE – Radio France International, 11995 with talks in FF at 2057. (Brossell, WI) 17615 at 1630 with M in (l) Hausa, with some EE after BOH. (Barton, AZ)

GERMANY – Deutsche Welle, 7425-Rwanda on aborting babies. (Parker, PA) Rwanda Relay at 2140 on workplace harassment. (Fraser, ME) 11865-Rwanda relay reviewing African economies at 2052. (Brossell, WI) 
Radio 700, Kall-Krekel, 3985 with slow, snappy pops and EZL.
(Parker, PA)
HCJB Deutsch, 3995 via Weenermoor at 0230 with GG M ancr and M crooner. (Parker, PA)
GREECE – Greek Radio, 7475 with continuous techno/disco things 9420 at 0339. (Parker, PA) 2251 with EE pop/rock and M ancr in Greek. (Taylor, WI) 0154 still on despite the recent police raid on their HQ exiting former employees from the facility. Still going at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 2332 with two M in GG and Greek music. ERT was also on 7450 but not parallel.  Then the next day at 0344 they were both heard in parallel. (Sellers, BC) 9420 with Greek songs at 0303. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Makedonias, 7450 at 2347-2300* with lengthy jazz album cuts, IS, ID at TOH, Then off. (Parker, PA)

GUAM – Adventist World Radio, 15320 at 2230 with sign on, program previews and a Christmas song. (Sellers, BC)

GUATEMALA – Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0215 in SS. (Handler, IL) 0220 in SS with ID, talk with frequent mentions of the pgm name, sounded like “Frecuencia Andina”.0215-0303 in SS with ID and organ music. (Parker, PA) With gospel singing at 0430. (Maxant, WV) 0503 in EE inviting letters and offering QSLs. (Sellers, BC) 1125 with religious songs, EE ID at 1130. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA – All India Radio, 4800-Hyderabad at 0055 with M/W talk. 11620-Bengaluru at 0137 in (p/l) Urdu with pgm of sitar instls. (Parker, PA) 4810-Bhopal with EE news at 1538, same as 4920, 4840-Mumbai with Hindi music at 1427 and EE news at 1430 and 4920 at 1535 with EE news sked to 1545. (Sellers, BC) 4920-Chennei at 0044 with W in Hindi hosting local music pgm, discussion pgm with several people at 0100. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 4920-Chennai in (l) Tamil at 1228, 6030 in (l) Hindi at 1226 and 9445-Bengaluru at 2142 with sub-continental music and anmts and 11670-Bengaluru with W vocals at 2027. (Brossell, WI) Bengaluru at 1250 on world exports, 13710-Bangaluru at 1355 on heavy snow in Northern India. (Maxant, WV) 5040-Jaypore at 1505 with string instls, W in Hindi, //4970, 4910, 4880 and 4860. (Sellers, BC) 7550 with news at 2135 and 11670 (site?) at 2145 in Hindi with “Bollywood” music. (Fraser, ME) 13695-Bengaluru in EE at 1813 with interesting piece on the Indian/Pakistani stand-off over Kashmir, then AIR ID and into South Asian music. (Taylor, WI) 11670-Bengaluru at 2021 with M/W in Hindi, f/by music until end of pgm. EE started at 2045. (D’Angelo, PA)
Athmeeyayathra Radio, 15285 via Nauen at 1416 with talks in (l) the Kui language. (Brossell, WI)
INDONESIA – Voice of Indonesia (p) 9526 at 2005 with news read by W. (Rippel, VA)
Radio Republic Indonesia, 3325-Palankaraya, in  II at 1452, host spoke on the phone two a couple of men. (Sellers, BC) 4750 Makassar (Sulawesi) at 1148 with W ancr in II hosting local music pgm. No SCI at 1200 prior to Jakarta news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

IRAN – Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 5950 in (l) Bosnian at 2130 and 13785 in AA at 1332. (Brossell, WI) 7220-Kalamabad at 0335 with Voice of Palestine service with AA talk, music and group discussions. Carrier cut at 0417, 6040-Kalamabad at 1922 with M opening EE service with ID and frequency anmts, recitation and news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 11720-Kalamabad at 1128 in (l) Urdu absolutely pinning the meter with Qur’an, M anmt at BOH and into modern music bridge and start of news. (Perry, IL) 7350-Kalamabad at 0423 (sign on listed as 0420) with M choral anthem, Islamic recitation, then W in Kurdish. (Sellers, BC)

JAPAN – Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0415 with breezy classical music. (Parker, PA) 6090 at 1100 signing on with IS and JJ ID and 11850 via Madagascar in FF at 2042. (Brossell, WI) 11800 with EE news. (Fraser, ME) 11965 via France with instl music and into Tokyo Today. (Maxant WV)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 at 1430 with W in JJ with pgm of American jazz and a good //6055. (Barton, AZ)

KUWAIT – Radio Kuwait, 9750 around 1400 with AA anmts, commercial-style ME songs. (Perry, IL) 9770 via Issoudun with news in EE on an American citizen detained at the NK airport. (Parker, PA)

LIBERIA – ELWA, Monrovia, 4760 at 0634 with several Christian messages in EE, Bible messages and a mention of “Back to the Bible” and an invite to download the preceding messages from their website. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIA – Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1457 in Bahasa Malay with a song and M/W with mentions of Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. (Sellers, BC)        
Wai FM, 11665 at 1553 in Bahasa Malay with Christmas songs including “Silent Night” in Malay. (Sellers, BC) at 1150 with vocal to 1200 when there was an ID, possible pgm previews, then a long talk segment before going back to music at 1226. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)Traxx FM, 7295 in EE at 1748 with pop/rock/rap and a DJ between numbers. (Sellers, BC)

MOROCCO - Radio Medi Un (p), 9575 at 0410 with M.E. pgm hosted by M in AA, W with news at 0500, back to music at 0510, hosted by W in FF.(D’Angelo, PA) 2320 with dance and pops. No talk heard during frequent checks. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO – Radio Educacion, Mexico City, 6185 with classical music at 0420. (Maxant, WV)

MYANMAR – Myanmar Radio, 5857.9 at 1527 with traditional Burmese music, W ancr at 1529. Good signal, though somewhat muffled audio. (Sellers, BC)
Thazin Radio, 6165 at 1430 in EE with introductory music and W with “good evening” greeting, continuing with news and weather. At 1442 WHAM began QRM from China’s CNR-6. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDS - The Mighty KBC, 7375 via Nauen at 2359 with carrier on at 0000 with ID and rock. (Sellers, BC) 0115 the VOA’s with upbeat music and merriment, coml via digital mode, courtesy of VOA’sKim Andrew Elliot. (Parker, PA)
NEW ZEALAND – Radio New Zealand International, 9765 at 1630 with W doing news. (Barton, AZ) 1005. (Michael, OH) 11725 at 0605 with world news and local weather. (Maxant, WV)

NIGERIA – Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 6089.9 at 2115 with lively pgm and M in vern, hosting Afropops. In the clear until Gene Scott opened from Anguilla at 2202. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 2005 in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Nigeria, 15120 on the Central African Replublic. The audio was good but M/W in studio were over modulated. Pgm ID at 1546. (Sellers, BC) 11770-Ikorodu at 2120-2159* with M in AA. Light instl music after closedown anmts until carrier terminated. (D’Angelo, PA)

NORTH KOREA - Voice of Korea, 9435 with music and ID “This is Korea”. (Maxant, WV) *1300 with IS, M with ID and several anthems to news at 1308, //11710 was poor. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 11710 at 1124 with martial music and talks in FF. (Brossell, WI) 12015 at 2244 in SS with classical music, ID, choir. (Sellers, BC) 13760 at 0300 with usual Stalin-ist opera. (Parker, PA)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 2850 at 1202 with a long talk in KK, f/by march music at 1214. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 2250 with KK vocals until M ancr in KK at 2301, possible news f/by more talk features. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

OMAN – Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1402 with EE service with numerous ID, M with rock and rap, news by W at 1430. At 1444 a mention that it was time for prayer. EE ended abruptly at 1459 when AA began. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 1445 with non-stop Western pops and into AA at 1500. (Fraser, ME) 1442 in EE with W and pgm about honey, 1454 M song and into AA again just after 1500.(Handler, IL)

OPPOSITION – Radio Al-Shorouq (Radio Sunrise) via Bulgaria to Eritrea, 11610 at 1609-1655 faded up in AA out of the noise with M/W. Final anmts around 1652 then gone after a short instl. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Voice of the Forum of Eritreans, 15245 at 1710 in (l) Tigrinya. Poor-fair, no jamming noted. (Handler, IL)
Oromo Voice Radio, via Kostnbrod (?) to Ethiopia, 17850 at *1559-1618 fade opening f/by W with ID, light music and M with news in Oromo. (D’Angelo, PA)
ESAT Radio (via Bulgaria to Ethiopia), 15365 at 1713 with long talk in Amharic, including remote reports, HOA vocals at 1732. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Xoriyo (via France to Ethiopia), 17630 at 1619-1630* with M in Somali  and an HOA instl prior to a brief talk and HOA male vocals. Apparent ID and closedown anmts until carrier terminated at 1630.
(D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistana (p) (via Moldova to Iran), 11510 at 1340 with a good signal but being degraded by fading. M interviewing or talking with another in Kurdish. (Handler, IL) 1525 with M in Kurdish talking at some length. (Taylor, WI) 1432-1438 with talks in Kurdish. (Handler, IL) 
Fursato no Kaze (p), (Taiwan to North Korea), 9780 in JJ at 1610 with a long monologue by W in JJ.(Barton, AZ) 1623 with piano music, long session by W then orchestral music. (Taylor, PA) 9950 at 1315-1357* with long talk in KK f/by seeming IS. Closed with Light instl music until carrier terminated. (D’Angelo/FCDX.PA)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3840 at 1400 with long monologue by M in KK, 6600 at 1430 with monologue in KK, covered by a noisy, warbling N. Korea jammer. (Barton, AZ)
Echo of Hope, 6250 (t) M with long monologue in KK all over UTE signal. (Barton, AZ)  6348 at 1330 with M in KK under KK jammer. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Free Chosun (South Korea to North), 9775 at 1350 with EE language songs, f/by an abrupt switch into KK at 1400. 1357 with EE language song by W, 1400 with sign on theme, W in KK with talk. (Handler, IL)
Radio Dabanga (to Sudan via Vatican), 7315 with M in AA talk, ID, then two M with news and remotes. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Mara, (via Madagascar to Rwanda), 17540 at 1732 with discussion and another from a remote location in (p) Kinyarwanda. A local vocal at close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Dialogue, (via Madagascar to Zimbabwe), 12105 at 1656-1658 with tail end of broadcast with M/W talks in either Shone or Ndebele. Off abruptly at 1658. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Radio New Ireland (New Ireland), 3905 at 1403 in Tok Pisin with W to 1403 off. Poor. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Logos, Chazuta, 4810 at 1020 with a religious vocal, f/by M with SS talk and ID, then more selections, including some great flute music. (D’Angelo/FCDX. PA)

PERU – Radio Tarma, Tarma, 4775 at 1029 with OA vocals, M in SS hosting the morning music pgm. (D’Angelo, PA)

PHILLIPPINES – Radio Veritas Asia, 11945 in (l) Mandarin at 1153 and 15320 via Vatican in (l) Tagalog at 1506. (Brossell, WI) 15320 via Vatican at 1553 with W in Filipino, closing 1500-1553 service with ID and phone number.  (Sellers, BC)Radio Pilipanas, 11890 at 1851 in Filipino with W talk using many EE words. “Radio Pilipinas” mention at 1856, 15190 at 1833 with pop, W in Filipino, probably Christmas songs. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES – Radio Free Whatever, 6925 at 0237 with big band music selections and an old news clip from December 7,1941. (Hassig, IL) 
Wolverine Radio, 6935 at 0124 playing old time vocals with quick IDs at 0133 and 0141. (D’Angelo, PA) 0149 with songs including the word “woman”. 0150 with IDs and songs with the work ‘woman” in them, 6945u at 0310 with possible repeat of a Christmas tunes pgm, 6950 at 0017 with big band, blues, jazz, pop  and rock. (Hassig, IL)
Pirate Radio Boston, 6930 at 0037 with DJ ‘Charlie Laudenboomer’ with Christmas songs. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6926 at 2238 with pop/rock with bubble gum songs. (Hassig, IL)
Dr. Tim Christmas Special, 6924.7 with heavy metal and other Christmas tunes. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Echo One, 6925 at 2336 with M and several IDs and email address playing rock until 0011* close. (D’Angelo, PA)
PBS Underground, 6925 at 2236 with instls, quick talk by M and more instls. (D’Angelo, PA)
Edmund Fitzgerald Radio, 6922.8 at 2251 with “Wreck of…” and some talk, ID and g-mail address. (D’Angelo, PA)    
Hit Parade Radio, 6924.4 at 2205-2212* with countdown pgm f/by several IDs with address as (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6950.5 at 2233 with various jazz, blues and rock Christmas tunes. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6940 at 0132-0136* with ID and something by Procul Harem, (Parker, PA) 6950 with generic pops and said “broadcasting in C-QUAM stereo – The power of X”. Off at 0728. (Hassig, IL)
Undercover Radio, 6925nfm at 0220 with pops and Dr. Benway with talk about using nfm mode, (Hassig, IL) 
Radio Gaga, 6925 at 2306-2330 with blues rock, talk of flying fish and esoteric music. (Hassig, IL)
XLRB, 6935u at 0025 with pops and strange punk rock things, (Hassig, IL) 
 “Latin Bizzaro World” 6933u at 0000 – a crazed cacophony of about ten different LA outband operators – undoubtedly drug smugglers, kidnappers etc, all trying to out-QRM each other. Very, very weird. (Parker, PA)
Radio Plate Current, 6925 at 0708 with generic pops and slow talking. He mentioned my post on UFU and tried to pronounce my name several times. In my opinion he may have had a few drinks before the broadcast. (Hassig, IL)
KIPM, 6940 at 0554 with story called “He Who Evolved” with sound effects and music from the Outer Limits TV pgm. (Hassig, IL)
Dr. Benway, 1720 at 0130 with talks but poor. I just barely understood  a few words. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA – Radio Romania International, 5910-Tiganesti at 0207 in Romanian with an apparent variety show, lots of discussions, laughter and music selections. (D’Angelo, PA) 6145 in EE at 0057. (Michael, OH) 7395-Tiganesti at 0435 with Listener’s Letterbox. (Parker, PA) 7310 (site?) at 2135 with the Week in Romania. (Fraser, ME) 15460-Galbeni at 1205 with news in RR. (Padazopulos, Greece)

RUSSIA – Voice of Russia, 4960-via Tajikistan at 1511 weak in EE and confirmed by //5900 which was doing well.(Sellers, BC) 5900-Irkutsk at 1520 with ID and interviews with W who worked at the former Radio Moscow. (Sellers, BC) 9395 via Armenia at 2110 with ID and listed US AM/FM stations carrying the service. (Fraser, ME) 11530 via Tajikistan in EE with muffled audio. (Brossell, WI)
Magadan Radio, 5940 in RR at 2301. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Kyzyl at 1200 sign on with IS and very clear “Radio Kysyl” ID then talks in RR.  (Brossell, WI)

RWANDA – Radio Rwanda, 6055 at 0250 with NA f/by choir, then M chorus, 0300 M/W s/on in vernacular and echo effect. (Sellers, BC) 0328 with a great signal playing Christmas music. (Sellers, BC) 2030 with M hosting music pgm, carrier terminated at 2101 in mid-song. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SAO TOME – VOA Relay, 9620 in (l) Bambara at 2149 and 11885 in  Hausa at 2054. (Brossell, W) 9855 at 0610 interviewing an Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesperson on the South Sudan Peace talks. (Sellers, BC) 13570 at 1645 comparing demographics in various US states. WINB could be heard faintly underneath, then it was much stronger and clashing with VOA when switched to a different antenna. (Barton, AZ)

SAUDI ARABIA – Broadcasting Service of the Kingdom, 9555 in AA at 2127, 9870 in (l) Turkish at 2008, 15235 in AA at 1752 and 15435 in AA at 1545. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPORE – BBC Far East Relay Station, 9855 at 1630 in (l) Sinhala. (Barton, AZ) 11995 in Hindi at 0125. (Parker, PA)

SEYCHELLES – BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station, 12095 with piece on consciousness and current brain studies, then TOH sequence and news. (Taylor, PA)

SOMALIA – Radio Hargeisa, 7120 at *0332 in Somali, 0344 with HOA music, talks by M in Somali, other HOA numbers. (D’Angelo, PA) 0336 then Islamic teaching in AA. Also 1519 with local music with M ancr. (Sellers, BC) 0334 with Qur’an and into M talks at 0340+. (Rippel, VA) 0336 with talks in Somali. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA – Channel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0308 with W and occasional EE phrase coming up through the static floor. (Taylor, PA) 0314 with several people reading a drama about a struggling South African family, //6155. (Sellers, BC) 7230 in EE at 0447. (Parker, PA) 15235 at 1702. (Michael, OH) 15235 with Afro-pops and ID at 1757, 15660 in (l) Swahili at 1513. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton in Afrikaans at 0304 with M ancr talking at length. (Taylor, PA) 0312 in Afrikaans with Christmas songs. (Sellers, BC) 0336 with US pops. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA – KBS World Radio, 3955-via Wooferton at 2153 with FF service until open in EE at 2200. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SPAIN – Radio Exterior Espana, 6055-Nobeljas with European news and the Listener’s Club. (Maxant, WV) 0045 in EE to close at 0056. (Handler, IL) 0000 in EE. (Michael, OH) 6125 at 2245 with Sat/Sun bcst in EE with ID, jazz music. (Sellers, BC) 17850 in SS at 2123. (Brossell, WI) 21610-Nobeljas with news in SS at 1350. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SRI LANKA – Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp.,11905 at 0237 with EE religious pgm, W with ID, but soon changed languages and went into domestic songs. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 1320 in Hindi with Balliwood tunes. (Parker, PA) 0214 with W and songs in vernacular. Heard no EE, though it was scheduled. (Sellers, BC)

SUDAN – Radio Sudan/Voice of Africa, 9505 at 1756 with plenty of local music, ID, then W with pgm African Woman. EE pgm ended at 1828, dead air to 1839, then IS and in to AA. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SURINAME – Radio Apinte, Paramaribo, 4990 at 0437. Weak, with music. (Parker, PA)

SWAZILAND – Trans World Radio, 3200 at 0257 just missed the opening but caught M in Ndebele, Fair, but deteriorating rapidly, 3240 at 0258-0340* another just missed opening but caught M in (l) Shona, ID at 0325 as language changed to Ndau. In the mud by closedown. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 3340-Manzini in Shona at 0304, W and M ancrs with somewhat long sections. (Taylor, WI) 4775 in (l) Lomwe at 0354. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDEN - IBRA Radio/Radio Abraham, 9635-via Wooferton at 1826 with African-sounding music and language (Baja language listed to 1830). (Sellers, BC)
TAIWAN – Radio Taiwan International, Kouhu, 5010 at 2252 with M/W talk in CC to 2259 f/by several anmts, 5+ 1 time pips, then M/W doing news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) (t) at 2252 in CC. Too weak to pick out many details. (Sellers, BC) 9735 in (l) JJ at 1355. Off at 1400, 11640 in Mandarin at 1339 and 11985 in RR at 1155. (Brossell, WI)

TAJIKISTAN – Radio VR, Yangi, 12075 at 1218 operating under a new name with EE service and pgm called VR Connect at 1218 with news features hosted by several M/W. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

THAILAND – Radio Thailand, 5875 in l) Khmer at 1120. (Brossell, WI) 9390 sign on to 1259 close, sign on in Thai at 1330 to 1358. Also heard the 1230 sign on in EE, 1230 sign on with music, M ID and news hour presentation. (Handler, IL) 1240-1259 in EE with global news, several ads for Bangkok Airways and promo anmts, 9965 at 1936 with M/W with news, features, promos and IDs, 13745 at 0041-0059* with EE pgm hosted M/W doing business news and sports update, the usual array of ads and a nice ID at closedown. (D’Angelo, PA) 9965 with ID anmt at 1955. Into “Jingle Bells” and Christmas greetings by M/W.  (Rippel, VA)

TURKEY – Voice of Turkey, 11965-Emirler with talk and ID at 1535, 15450-Emirler 1226 in TT with talk and into music. (Maxant, WV)

UGANDA – UBC Radio (t) 4976 at 2058-20218 with M talking f/by some music. Seemed to be closedown. Also heard at 0346 with local vocals and M/W EE chatter. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 0358 with upbeat music f/by M with news. (Parker, PA) 2151 with interviews and call-ins regarding terrorism in Somalia. Shutdown at 2200. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES – Voice of America, 6035 at 0525 in Hausa with talks, music bridges, a single pip and abrupt off. (Parker, PA) 7460 Philippine Relay at 2341 with VOA Learn English promo with news and promoting other programs. (Sellers, BC) 9490 Thailand Relay M/W in (l) Bengali. (Barton, AZ) 9825 Northern Marianas Relay in (l) Mandarin and 15255 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2148. (Brossell, WI) 12150 Sri Lanka Relay with music in EE at 1610. (Padazopulos, Greece) 13755 Iranawila Relay at 1824 with a series of short articles on the rollout of health insurance, ID and piece on a health conference in South Africa. (Taylor, WI)
Afia Darfur (VOA) 13715 Iranawila Relay at 1815 in AA with M ancr and correspondent report. Occasional “machine gun” QRM. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 7555 Kuwait Relay with sudden sign on at 2259:45, ID and into Tibetan, 11570 Kuwait sudden on after 2329 with music, ID and into VV with possible news. (Sellers, BC) 9875 via Lithuania at 2300 barely made out the sign on with EE ID before the Tibetan pgm. QRM from co-channel Voice of Korea, 9940 Northern Marinas Relay at 1500 with EE ID and into Tibetan.(Sellers, BC) 13830 in (l) Tibetan at 1325 and 15430 in Mandarin at 1542. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, (p) 5860 Sri Lanka Relay, at 2322 with a pop song f/by M in (l) Farsi over music. (Sellers, BC) 15410 in (l) Farsi at 1435. (Brossell, WI) 15410-Wooferton at 1328 in (l) Farsi, time pips at BOH then W presenter with what sounded like news. (Handler, IL) 15410 Biblis Relay with comments in Farsi at 1350. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Marti, 6030-Greenville at 0013, 13820 at 1700 in SS. (Michael, OH)
Radio Marshaal, 12005 Sri Lanka Relay in Pashto at 0219 with M/W ancrs laughing and joking with M on telephone. (Parker, PA)
Aventist World Radio, 11750 via Nauen in Tibetan at 1546 with alternating M/W ancrs. (Taylor, WI) 11755 via South Africa in FF at 2013. Also 11755 via France in (l) Yoruba at 2034. And 15480 in AA at 2025.(Brossell, WI) 15155 via Nauen at 1820 with music to sudden sign off at BOH. (Barton, AZ) 15320-Guam with instl music and into news on Indonesia at 2255. (Maxant, WV)
WBCQ, Maine, 7490 at 0130 with Overcomer Ministry, 9510 at 0105 discussing the treaty with Iran. (Maxant, WV) 15420 at 1746. (Michael, OH)
WRMI, Florida, 9955 at 0115 with the Serbian program. (Maxant, WV) PJC Radio, 11880 via Okeechobee at 1414-1431* with another test, country songs and invited reports to WRMI ID after pgm close. (D’Angelo, PA) 
WRNO, Louisiana, 7506.5 at 0446-0500* with pgm of religious pops. Carrier off at 0500. (D’Angelo, PA) 
KVOH, California, 17775 at 1520 with a test, inspirational music and “La Voz de Esperanza” IDs by M. Jazz from 1600 with EE anmts. (D’Angelo, PA) 1845 in mostly SS, but EE ID on the hour. (Michael, OH)
KJES, New Mexico, 11715 with hymns at 1415. (Maxant, WV) Weak at 1455. (Michael, OH)
WEWN, Alabama, 11529 at 0345 on Pope Francis. (Maxant, WV)
WHRI, Indiana, 9930 via Palau with several Christian music selections.  1359 with IDs on request for reports. (Sellers, BC) 21630 at 1752, also 5920 at 0015. (Michael, OH)
WWRB, Tennessee, 3185 at 1120. (Michael, OH)
WWTW, Tennessee, 5085 at 1125 and 5830 at 0020. (Michael, OH)
Overcomer Ministry, 9690 at 2310 with Brother Stair. (Sellers, BC)

VIETNAM – Voice of Vietnam, 5930 via Wertachtal in VV at 2136. (Brossell, WI) 6175 on American factories there. (Maxant, WV) 9560 at 0143 in EE but the only identifiable characteristic being the IS at 0158 closedown. (D’Angelo, PA) 9660 via Madagascar at 0259-0329 with African Service ID opening service and several IDs during. (D’Angelo, PA) 9660 at 0306 in EE with church items and news of the Pope, 12020 at 2339 with W and news in EE, //9840.9 (Sellers, BC)

ZAMBIA – Zambia National Broadcasting, 5915 at 2141-2202 with M in local language taking phone calls and playing music. Noted again at 0323. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

ZANZIBAR – ZBC Radio, 6015 at 0305 with Islamic recitations and M in Swahili at 0306. Poor with heavy splatter. (Sellers, BC) 2050 with the tail end of bcst with local music and M with brief Swahili talks. Carrier off in mid-song at 2058.(D’Angelo, PA)

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