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,, (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 (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. (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 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!