Monday, June 2, 2014

SWL Loggings for June 2014

Compiled 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.

ALGERIA Radio Algerienne, 5865 via France at *0359 with musical opening f/by AA talk, music and Qur’an recitations. ID at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 9395 via France with Qur’an recitations at 2110. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION BBC, 9915 at 2135 on medical devices. (Maxant WV) 11890//15105 in (l) Hausa at 1948. (Brossell, WI) 11810 at 2150 with From Our Own Correspondent. Off at 2159 when KBS South Korea took over the frequency. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia, 5940-Shepparton with world news at 1401. (Brossell, WI) 9965 via Palau with Saturday Night Country. (Sellers, BC) 11880 at 1535 with an interview, 19000, //17795 with fanfare, news and Asia Pacific. (Coady, ON) 15515 at 0520 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 21740-Shepparton at 2230 on the start of baseball season. (Maxant, WV)
Northern Territory SW Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1319 on motor sports there. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA Adventist World Radio, 6045 at 0431 with M ID and conclusion of pgm, then two M in a long discussion. (D’Angelo, PA)

BANGLADESH Bangladesh Betar – 15505 at 1513 with IS to just after 1514, then time pips, ID, music and M with Hindi pgm. (Sellers, BC)

BELARUS Belaruskoye Radio, 7255 at 0438 with M in Belorusian f/by pop vocals, 5 + 1 time tips at TOH, M with ID and news. Return to pops at 0525. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA VOA Relay, 4930 at 0324 on Nigeria’s police system, 15580 at 2107 on USA’s top 20 hits. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL (all in PP – gld)
Radio Difusora Macapa, Macapa, 4915 with songs and anmts at 2305. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, 5970 at 0040 with live sports coverage. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9630 with hymns at 2316. (Figliozzi, FL)
Radio Banderantes, Sao Paulo, 9645, poor with M talk at 2318. (Figliozzi, FL)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 at 2235 with a call-in pgm. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA CFRX, Toronto, at 1553 poor level with M/W and several local comls and anmts. Drifted back several times over the next few hours. (D’Angelo, PA) 2342 beginning to fade up with talk a about wines. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 on the current financial condition of Ireland. (Brossell, WI)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with a coml. And “Funny 1060 AM” ID at 2215, then back to a comedian. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, 15335 via France at 1626 with HOA music and talks in (l) Oromo. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA China Radio International, 5965-Xi’an at 1400 with talks in KK, 6020-Shijiazhuang in SS at 2156, 6135-Beijing in (l) Croatian at 2124, 6145 via France in (l) Albanian at 2127 and 6175 via Albania in PP at 2210. (Brossell, WI) 9435-Kunming at 0037-0100* with M/W in Mandarin, light vocals and closedown anmts. OC was left on until TOH. (D’Angelo, PA) 9580 via Cuba at 0115 on home prices there. (Maxant, WV) 9695-Kashi at 2200 with news in PP, 9860-Kashi at 2204 with news in Esperanto. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou with talks in Mandarin at 1302. (Brossell, WI) News in EE at 1511. (Sellers, BC) Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi in (l) Kazakh at 1305. (Brossell, WI) CNR-1, 9450 oblitering Taiwan in CC, //9455//9660 at 2320 and 9685, CNR-2-Beijing in CC at 2304. (Figliozzi, FL) 15560 in Mandarin jamming VOA Tibet service at 0323. (Coady, ON)

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba 5040 with SS commentary at 2210. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 4765 in SS at 0340. (Brossell, WI)                         

ECUADOR HCJB, 6050-Pinchinca at 0235 in Quechua with M talk and lively Andean vocals. (Coady, ON)

EGYPT Radio Cairo, 9965 at 2302 with pgm preview and a bit of music. Good except for the over-modulated distortion.  (Sellers, BC)

ENGLAND BBC, 5875-Wooferton at 0320-0359* with M/W hosting pgm in AA. Several nice IDs and a jingle at closedown. (D’Angelo, PA) 7285 via UAE at 0347 with M in AA talk FF by W doing interview from a remote location. Closing ID by M at 0359*. (D’Angelo, PA) 9410 via Thailand at 0028 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15420-Wooferton in Somali at 1450. (Brossell, WI)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA Radio Africa, 15190 with an EE sermon at 2120. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCE Radio France International, 9790 in FF at 2120 and 15300 also in FF at 1735. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY Deutsche Welle, 9470 Rwanda Relay at 0435 regarding interlopers on the internet and 11800-Kigali at 2140 on Starbucks coffee.(Maxant, WV) 9800 Rwanda Relay on Juan Carlos of Spain at 2103, 15275 Rwanda at 2035 on oil drilling technology in Norway. (Brossell, WI) 15275 in (l) Hausa at 1822. EE translations in
the back ground. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Oomrang, 15215-Nauen at *1559 with O/C, brief instl and EE ID open anmt about their annual pgm, then interviews of local residents translated into EE. Off rather suddenly after a song.  (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECE Greek Radio/ERT3, 7475 at 0240 with talks and songs in Greek. (Brossell, WI) With a commentary at 1420. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11645 at 0322 with pgm of Greek pops, //7475 and 9420. (D’Angelo, PA)

GUATEMALA Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 1205 with instl music. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA All India Radio, 6165 at 2200 with EE news, //7550, 9445, 11670 (all from Bengaluru) and 11740 – Goa. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7550 at 1250 on India-Pakistan relations and 11670-Benglaluru with Hindu vocals and an AIR ID. (Maxant, WV) 7550-Bengaluru at 2150 with a new summary and 11670-Bengaluru at 1825 with sitars and EE anmts. (Brossell, WI) 9445 at 2134 with modern instl Indian music, //11670, 11740-Panji (Goa) at 2134. (Sellers, BC) 11670-Bengaluru in Hindi at 2004, 9690-Bengaluru at 2314 with a mix of Indian vocals, W with ID f/by news in EE, 11740-Panaji (Goa) at 1453 in Pashto with talks and Hindi music. (D’Angelo, PA) 9705-Panaji, at 2323 with Subcontinental vocals. (Figliozzi, FL)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15150-Nauen at 1535 with talks in (l) Maithili. (Brossell, WI)

INDONESIA RRI,Ternate (t), 3345 at 1452, too weak to confirm language, playing nice soft music. Off just before 1502 which matches their schedule. (Sellers, BC)

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 11675 at 1435 with a long talk in RR, 1500 with guitar and piano, M with anmts. (Sellers, BC) 15550 at 0535 in SS. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17500 in AA at 1449. (Brossell, WI)

ITALY Italian Radio Relay Service, 7290 via Tiganesti (Romania) at 1944-1957 with a gravelly-voiced ancr hosting pgm of pop oldies. Went off suddenly before the last song ended without closing anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPAN Radio Japan, 5910 via France at *0400-0430* with opening music and into SS. (D’Angelo, PA) 9560 at 2207 with sign on in KK, 11695 via Uzbekistan at 1400 with EE sign on and into news at 1401. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 at 1321 with instl music and JJ talk. 3945 at 1317 with JJ pops, ID at 1320. (Sellers, BC)

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait, 15540 at 2046-2100* with pops, ID by M at 2050, f/by news and more pops. (D’Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIA Asyik Radio, 6050 at 1447 in Bahasa Malay with a Michael Jackson thing, M DJ mentioning names of listeners for their birthdays, another talk and song. Two “Asyik FM” IDs, short and long tones, ID and NA, some upbeat music and off suddenly before 1502. (Sellers, BC)
Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1616 in Bahasa Malay with Malaysian pops and a number of anmts, including a “Sarawak FM” ID. Good signal in a noisy band. (Sellers, BC)
Wai FM, 11665 at 1553 in Bahasa Malay with traditional songs until 1600 sign off with two time pips, ID and NA by a choir. Off just after 1602 after brief modern song. (Sellers, BC)

MALI RTV Mali, 5995 in (l) Bambara at 2153. First time I’ve noted this one in years. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCO Radio Medi Un, 9575 in FF at 2221. Best in USB. (Brossell, WI) 2309 with news by M in FF. (Figliozzi, FL)

MYANMAR Radio Myanma, 5985.8 at 1527 with a Burmese song, IS and anmts to 1530, fanfare and W beginning EE pgm at 1600. Listed for sign off at 1630 but still going in Burmese at 1637. (Sellers, BC)
Thazin Radio, 6165 in EE after a W song, then W with mostly news from Asia, back to music at 1443. (Sellers, BC)

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand International, 5950 with world news at 1305. (Brossell, WI) 11725 with W hosting Checkpoint with sound bytes and correspondent reports. (Coady, ON)

NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria, 15120-Ikorudu at 0525 on Nigerian oil exports and fighting in the north.(Maxant, WV) 0532 with news in EE and a local pop song. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREA Voice of Korea, 9445-Kujang in CC with orch and operatic vocals at 2334 under VOIRI in II.  (Figliozzi, FL) 11710 at 1339 in EE with orch.  Music, M intro’ing a song praising Kim Jung Il. Good signal with //9435 fair. (Sellers, BC) 12015 at 1533 in EE with orchestral and operatic selections with occ. anmts to 1549 when there was a talk about North Korea. Very poor level. (Sellers, BC)
Pyongyang Broadcasting Station, 6400 at 1433 with KK choir and orch, //6248 was QRM’d. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 in AA at 1405 with western pops in Saturday Matinee pgm, ID and call to prayer at 1416, then more pops. (Sellers, BC) 1952. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION Democratic Voice of Burma, 6225 via Tajikistan at 1420 with carrier already on. Short tone f/by a 5 second tone at 1429, then traditional music and Burmese talk. (Sellers, BC)
Denge Kurdistane, 11510 via Pridnestrovie at 1422 with Kurdish songs and ancr. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Free Chosun, (p) 9775 (via Philippines to North Korea) at 1354 in (l) KK with a multi-voice conversation. (D’Angelo, PA) 1550 in KK, off at 1600. (Brossell, WI)
Fursato no Kaze, 9780 (Taiwan to North Korea), in JJ at 1619. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 6518 in KK with M ancr, //6600, heavily jammed, 6600 in KK at 1214. (Sellers, BC)
Echo of Hope, 3985 with M/W in KK. //6003 and 6348. (Sellers, BC)
Sound of Hope (Taiwan to China), 6030//6240 in Mandarin at 1320. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Miraya, 9940 (via Moldova to Sudan), 9940 at 0410 with continuous songs and local music, brief anmts at 0500 f/by more music. None of the usual EE was noted. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Impala (p) (to Rwanda) 17540 at 1741-1752.seems to have replaced Radio Mara, though I could not confirm the ID. Local music, M talking in (p) local language and more vocal with guitar. Carrier abruptly terminated at 1752. A couple of days later heard from *1700 with several EE IDs and into pgm of mainly local vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

PHILIPPINES Radio Veritas Asia, 15320 via Vatican in (l) Tagalog at 1519. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES Radio Free Whatever, 6925 with talk at 0209 with separate pgm from 6935u which was on at the same time, another day on 6950 with a tune from the (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6925u at 0202-0215 with M with ID at 0206. Off suddenly at 0215. (D’Angelo, PA) 6950 at 0211 ending pgm with echo ID several times and then two rounds of SSTV/FAX. (Hassig, IL)
WMPR, 6925 at 2302 with a dance/techno blend and M, occasionally W, with ID. (D’Angelo, PA)
Undercover Radio, 6925u at 0054 with Dr. Benway with morose rock, “broadcasting from the middle of nowhere”, W artist offering t-shirts, and story about placing dipole on the roof of a 3 story apt. building. (Hassig, IL) 0250 with Dr. Benway, and rock, with their usual collection of oddball material. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo One Shortwave, 6955 at 0215 with big band music, soft rock, rap stuff. Off at 0242 with “God Save the Queen”. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6925 at 0232 with various tunes about alcoholic beverages. (Hassig, IL)
Renegade Radio, 6925 at 0232 poor and very weak. ID from HFU, (Hassig, IL)
WHYP Radio, 6925 at 0005 playing old WLIS IS pgm, f/by parody songs, AIR and Radio Berlin International ISs and some Jay Smilkstein bits. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Ronin Shortwave, 6925 at 0132 with rock and M ancr, then more rock. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Blah Blah, Blah, Blah, 6949 at 0115 with rock, blues, country with M/W hosting, IDs and               

ROMANIA Radio Romania International, 6030 in FF at 2110. (Brossell, WI) 6105-Galbeni, at 2342-2356* with M hosting mailbag pgm, ID by W at 2345. Closedown for Europe and Japan at 2355. (D’Angelo, PA) 7305 at 0414 with Traveler’s Guide pgm. (Coady, ON) 9435 at 2135 with W and news in EE, (Sellers, BC)

RUSSIA Radio Voice of Russia, 5900 at 1502 in EE with news and weather for NYC and Moscow, 1506 with IDs as “Radio VR” and “Radio Voice of Russia”. 9560-Irkutsk at 1330 on the issues  surrounding the Ukraine crisis. (Sellers, BC)
Radio MTUCI-Moscow, 25900 at 1310 with W in RR hosting music pgm featuring long talks, quick ID around 1330. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOME VOA Sao Tome Relay, 9620 at 2139 in (l) Bambara, 11850 in (l) Hausa at 2043. (Brossell, WI) 9885 at 0558 with ID, Yankee Doodle IS, 0600 into news. (Sellers, BC)

SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA, 9555 with talks in AA at 2215 and 17660 in FF at 1450. (Brossell, WI) 11915 at 2240-2301*with long AA talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

SEYCHELLES BBC-Mahe, 15420 at *2000 opening EE pgm with ID f/by news. (D’Angelo, PA)

SEBRIA International Radio of Serbia, 6100-Bijeljina at 2130 On the Ukrainian situation. (Maxant, WV) 2202 with world news. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDS Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp., 9545 at 0730 with Radio Australia’s country songs pgm. Tok Pisin anmts at 0756, SIBC ID at 0801 and into EE news, (Sellers, BC)

SOMOLIA 7120 at 0340 with M in Somali f/by HOA vocals. ID and news at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa, 15235 at 1735 with correspondent reports from various African capitols. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA 9640 at 1605 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC) 9805 in (l) II at 2231. (Brossell, WI) 11810 at 1305 on the worlds’ billionaires. (Maxant, WV) 2201 with EE news. (Padazopulos, PA)

SPAIN Radio Exterior de Espana, 6055 at 0025 on a market opening there. (Maxant, WV) 6125//9535//9630-Nobeljas at 0020 with SS commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SWAZILAND Trans World Radio (p) at 0520 with snippets of EE but gone by TOH so I never caught an ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDEN IBRA Radio, 12045 via Wertachtal at 1745 with talks and songs in AA. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN Radio Taiwan International, 3965 via France 15690 at 1703 with news in GG at 2200. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15010 in Mandarin at 2252 with ID and gong at 2300, 9680 in Mandarin at 1600. (Brossell, WI) 5690 at 1703 with Chinese New Year Encyclopedia. (Coady, ON)

TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 5980 with talks in TT at 2127. (Brossell, WI) 9655 at 0425 with memoirs of W who fought the Russians in the Turkish war of independence in 1877-78. (Coady, ON)

UNITED STATES Voice of America, 6170-Kuwait Relay at 0030 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7235 Philippines Relay in (l) KK at 1210, 9545 Philippines in Mandarin at 2213. (Brossell, WI) 15580-Greenville at 1255 with a song and off with Yankee Doodle. (Maxant, WV)
Radio Free Asia, 9875 via Lithuania at 2300 with ID and into Tibetan. Very poor through Voice of Korea’s co-channel IS, 11555 via Kuwait at 2338 with two M in VV talking about the Middle East. (Sellers, BC) 9835 via Lampertheim in (l) Tibetan at 2235, 9915 in Mandarin at 1622. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 6075 Lampertheim Relay in (l) Byelo-Russian. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 7580 in Farsi at 2153 and 15410 in Farsi at 1444. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via South Africa in (l) Ibo at 1941, 15155 in (l) Oromo at 1740, 15260 in (l) Fulani at 1955, 15320 in II at 2220. (Brossell, WI) 15320 at 2250 requesting letters. (Maxant, WV)
WRMI, Florida, 9955 with Gospel of the Kingdom pgm. (Maxant, WV)
WBCQ, Maine, at 0140 with a call-in pgm. (Maxant, WV)
WEWN, Alabama, 15610 at 1310 discussing Eastern Catholic priests. (Maxant, WV)
WINB, 9265 with a W preacher. (Maxant, WV)
KVOH/Voice of Hope, California, in SS at 1838. (Brossell, WI)
VATICAN Vatican Radio, 9660 at 0305 on the Pope’s future visit to the US, 15770 on the church in South Africa. (Maxant, WV) 11625 at 0404-0428 with M in Amharic and some HOA music segments, presumably slipping into (l) Tigrinya at 0415. (D’Angelo, PA) 15595 in AA at 1636. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, 9840 at 2330 with IS, EE sign on ID and greetings, //12020 which was slightly better. (Sellers, BC)

And that will do it another month. Thanks to all who took time to check in for this edition. Your support provides the energy that keeps this column going! Those who get the high fives this time: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Mark Coady, Peterborough, Ontario; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; William Hassig, Mt Pleasant, IL; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Charles Maxant, Hinton, WV and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI and John Figliozzi, Sarasota, FL.  That’s the final bell. Until next month, good listening and – keep on keepin’ on!