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.

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