Monday, November 30, 2015

December 2015 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at 0403 with M/W and news in AA. The Holy Qur’an pgm started at 0414. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINA—Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior (RAE), 11711(v) at 0035 opening with “Good evening...welcome to another edition of Argentina...”, f/by program lineup. (Sellers, BC) 0057 opening with M ancr, a contemporary song, M with IS, ID. (Taylor, WI) 15345 at 2142 with talks in GG. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, English Bay, 6135 at 0429 with IS, W, then M with FF sign on, 11810 at 2159 with EE ID and off. (Sellers, BC) 9915 at 2030 with M and world news, W related one story. (Cooper, PA) 11810 at 2123 with M on the EU and immigration issues, ID, promos and news at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA) 17885 at 1949 with talks in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 12065-Shepparton at 1236 with financial news. This was not as strong as 9580 or 12085, both of which were very good. (Sellers, BC) 12085-Shepparton at 1235 with a business report. (Brossell, WI) 17840-Shepparton at 0000 with W and ID, f/by news headlines, leading with a story on money for refugees in the Mideast, then more news. (Cooper, PA) 0404 with news. (KB2DMD, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 9940-Kununurra in II at 1224, 11590 at 1244 with IS and ID, then talks in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI) 12075-Kununurra (p) at 1405 in Malayalam with a possible sermon. (Taylor, Lake Park DX, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 15260-Moosbrunn at 1604 in Urdu with W and South Asian music, 15290 at 1545 in Punjabi. M and W talking at some length, South Asian indigenous flute and vocal, ID and address in Lahore, AWR theme at 1558, then off. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 15155 in FF at 2034. (Brossell, WI)

BOLIVIA—Radio Emisoras Pio XII, Siglo Veinte (t), 5952.4 at 0001-0032 with SS talk, group vocal, f/by a jingle ID and talk by another M. Also 0020-0053 with M/W hosting pgm of news and features. Brief musical interlude at 0030, ID and anmts, f/by mix of lively music and talks. (D’Angelo, PA) 0110 with M ancr f/by a song, M ancr, f/by W talking with him to 0126. (Cooper, PA) 0225 with live indigenous music mixed with interviews. It sounded like an outdoor remote, with a carnival-like atmosphere. Numerous mentions of “Emisoras Pio!” (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6134.7 at 0003-0041 with several IDs and W hosting talk features and intermittent music segments. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA—Voice of America Relay, 4930 fair at 0434 with an item on human rights, //4960 (Sao Tome) was poor, 6080 at 0319 interviewing the Sudan Information Minister about a human rights report. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1937 with a report on Wyoming. (Brossell, WI) 2115 with W and a country number, pgm ID by M “Country Hits USA on VOA One.” (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL—(all in PP - gld)
Radio Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus, 4845 at 2335 with very spirited M, live audience laughter and applause. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Difusora Roraima,(t) Boa Vista, 4875.1 at 0155 with song by M, later another by W, 0900 recheck had M DJ talking to a W caller. (Cooper, PA) 0341-0404* with Brazil pop vocals, hosted by M, ID at 0349 with anmts over instls, closing ID and sign off anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0902 with M in strident speech. (Taylor, WI) 0903 with M DJ over instl, mentioning “Clube do Para” at 0906 and again later. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 with M apparently preaching. Another check at 2358 with an Elvis number. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0920 with M talk, then several male singers. M ancr briefly, then several W singers, 9664.6 at 0245 with M ancr still going at 0251. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, (t) 5965 at 0933 with M vocal, M ancr f/by W taking. (Cooper, PA. 11735 at 1025 with M ancr and an upbeat song. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio RB2/Radio Clube Paraenese, Curitiba (p) 6040 at 2340 with a slow song, M DJ, music interlude at 2342. There was a background hum. (Cooper, PA) (p) 9724.3 at 0244 with contemporary Brazilian music and W host. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6138.2 with M talk f/by a jingle a mix of talks and music, another jingle ID at 0034, //11855.3 was pretty good. (D’Angelo, PA) 9630 at 0310 with M DJ, M singer and W chorus, a M DJ again at 0314, 11855 at 0010 with M DJ to 0014, then W singer with chorus, DJ again at 0017. (Cooper, PA) 11856.3 with M telling an apparent story. Off frequency. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 at 0253 with W ancr talking back and forth with M. (Cooper, PA) 11855.3 with M and long religious talk, then music selections and a nice ID at 0058. (D’Angelo, PA) 0506 with ID and anmts for upcoming pgms. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0512 with M ancr and a slow ballad. (KB2DMD, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0028 taking phone calls, several beeps at 0030, ancr and a musical interlude. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nacional da Brasilia, 11780 at 0022 with an ID then apparent traditional-sounding song. (Cooper, PA) 0408 with M and a lively call-in pgm, playing “Happy Birthday” for a caller. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0019 with songs, M DJ and presumed comls or PSAs. (Cooper, PA) 0410 with a Whitney Houston type thing. (KB2DMD, PA)

CANADA—CFVP, Calgary, 6030 with comedian Dave Fulton at 2204. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. Johns (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0220 with classical music,  CBC ID on the half hour, but heard no mention of CKZN due to QRM from Havana. (Cooper, PA)
CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0300-0335 with several “News Talk 10-10” IDs and W hosting news feature, f/by a talk show. (D’Angelo, PA). 1206 with news by David Agar, then Money Wise. pgm. Fair, with co-channel QRM from China. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, (p) 7310 via Nauen at 0311 W in AA, then M and the same W alternating, a musical bridge, then back to the same duo. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960 via Cerrik (Albania) at 2150 on teens in China and how they act based on their environment, dating and how guys can impress their dates, 11610-Xi’an with M in EE on business and economic issues. (Cooper, PA) 6175 via Albania at 2246-2303 with M/W in PP, f/by light music, IS at 2300 and open in SS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7250-Urumqi at 2247-2316 with music, f/by W and SS talk, then M with news, more IDs and anmts at 2309. (D’Angelo, PA) 7260-Xi’an at 1119 in JJ, 7390-Beijing in Mandarin at 1225, 9550 in (l) VV at 1216, 9760-Xi’an at 1225 in (l)Tagalog, 9760 at 1210 on the workings of the Australian government, 9800-Lingshi in (l) Uighur at 1245, 11935 in RR at 1240, 12015-Kashi at 1224 in healthcare in China and 15110-Urumqui in Mandarin at 1244. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI)
Firedrake Music Jammer, 7505 at 2250. Seemingly against Radio Free Asia via Tajikistan, which could be heard during the jammer’s short breaks, 13830 at 1245 again against RFA via Tajikistan. (Cooper, PA)  12035 at 1634 vs. unheard RFA via Tinian. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
CNR-1 jammer 6110 at 1303 with interview a W in Mandarin. targeting VOA Philippines, which was unheard. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 7280 (unknown site) at 1145 with contemporary CC songs, //7200 and 7230, both via Xi’an and both fair, 11785 at 1225 in Mandarin, vs. VOA’s Thailand Relay, //jammers on 11825, 11845 and 11945, 11845 in Mandarin at 1229, with time pips, ID and back to M/W. (Taylor, WI)
China National Radio, 11825 and WRMI at 1228 in Mandarin. Brother Stair on how his is the most consistent message, the jammer was targeting the VOA Philippines Relay, 11985 and Radio Taiwan International both in Mandarin at 1233, //11845. The signal combo was a mess. (Taylor, WI)      

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0145 with contemporary Latin music in SS. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras (t) 6010.1 at 0437-0520 with music to 0500, then M and long SS religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA) 0938 with vocals and DJ in SS, with a slight bit of QRM. (Cooper, PA)

ECUADOR—HCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 0055-0110 with group singing and flutes, W with SS ID at 0058, more music, M with formal ID, 3+1 time pips at TOH, and into a religious pgm in Quechua. (D’Angelo, PA) 1101 sign on with their anthem, then anmts in SS, a hymn and talk. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Ahkbar Mufriha (HCJB), 11985 via Ascension at 2206-2115* with instl, M in African-sounding language, closedown anmts and drum with an FF ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9800-Abu Zaabal at 2225 with W in EE on their constitution and how it is set up to give people more freedom, f/by several brief musical interludes, then more talk. Station ID at 2231 then news headlines. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 7360 via South Africa at 0412 with items about ISIS and China, 9940 Oman Relay at 0300 with ID, news, another BBC ID at 0304, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1225 on African populations, later background music, M also over music at 1228, 6195 via Oman, two M and music interlude at 0200 and off the air. (Cooper, PA) 12080 Thailand with the World Service. (Brossell, WI)

ETHIOPIA—Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at 0306-0324 with M in (l) Amharic hosting pgm of HOA music and talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 9900 at 1218 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 11700-Issoudun at 0749-0752* with instl music, f/by M in FF until carrier was cut, also 2014-2030* with W in Hausa about events in Nigeria. Closedown anmts at 2028. (D’Angelo, PA)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 9800 via Madagascar at 0401. (Sellers, BC)
Radio 700-Kall-Kell (p) 3985 at 1112 with W talking in GG. Weak, with ARO QRM. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonica, 9420-Avlis at 2243 M talking with several, one of  whom seemed to be reporting into the station, f/by a fast-paced M singer. (Cooper, PA) 9935 at 0015-0042 with non-stop Greek music, 0035-0317 with Greek music hosted by W in Greek, M took over at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0144 with M songs and a M in SS. (Cooper, PA) 0418 with EE with an over-modulated. preacher. Strong, but poor quality. (Sellers, BC) 0526 with an old time hymn. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAM—Adventist World Radio, 9880-Agat in KK at 1240. (Brossell, WI)      
Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9910-Agat in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI) 11965 at 1055 with preacher till 1107, songs to past 1111. S/off is supposed to be at 1110 but I didn’t stay with them to see how far past that time they went. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9445-Bengaluru at 2205 on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, 15040-Bengaluru at 1242 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell, WI) 11670-Bengaluru at 2116 with Hindi vocals and W with EE ID at 2114, f/by an interview with an opera singer. (D’Angelo, PA)

IRAN—IRIB, 7220-Sirjan in Armenian at 0305 with M/M interview, 9750-Sirjan at 0253 in Armenian with national anthem, M ancr and Qur’an. (Taylor, WI)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910-Issoudun at 0306 in JJ. Long talk in JJ, f/by instl music, ID and new pgm mentioning “NHK”, then familiar theme, ID at 0349, f/by news, 11740 via Singapore at 1221 two W in EE on contemporary Japanese culture. (Taylor, WI) 0409 with M and news in JJ. nice IS at 0414, f/by discussion. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 with W ancr in JJ. (Brossell, WI)  1245 in JJ with M/W in dialogue with many “hi’s”. 3945 at 1230 with reggae version of an otherwise dopey 70s pop tune. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYSIA—Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1154 in Bahasa Malay with domestic pops, several IDs with the audio breaking up. (Sellers, BC)
Wai FM, 11655 at 1136 in Bahasa Malay with news, ID at 1139 and music. (Sellers, BC)

MALI—Radio Mali, Bamako (t) 5995 at 2155 with snippets of W singing. Strong level, but sparse audio. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0324 in SS with ID and a pgm Jazz en Mexico. (Sellers, BC)

MOROCCO—Radio Medi One, 9575-Nador at 2233 with pop-style songs. (Cooper, PA) 0459 with talks and music in AA. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki at 0916 with W giving weather. (Barton, WI) 1038 with M interviewing on writing a book and being published, mentioned that news was coming up. (Cooper, PA) 1209 with Nat King Cole songs. (Brossell, WI) 15720 at 0355 with reggae and rap things. 5+1 time pips at TOH, ID and music. (KB2DMD, PA)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria (p), 7255-Ikorordu at 0716 in FF, M with percussive African music, W with sound bites translated into FF. (Taylor, WI)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1242 with songs and victory music. (Brossell, WI) 11710-Kujang at 1220 with an instl, then W in KK. (Cooper, PA) 11865 at 1230 with IS, ID and national anthem in JJ sign on, 13760 at 2148 fading up over the noise with usual W talking about the DPRK. (Sellers, BC)
KCBS, 11680-Kanggye at 1211 with a song ending at 1217, f/by silence, then more music, which became distorted. (Cooper, PA)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 in AA at 2135. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Forum of Eritreans (p) via France to Eritrea), M with long talk in (l) Tigrinya, HOA music, but mostly more long talks. Final selection at 1750 which ran to 1757*. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Moldovia to Iran), M in Kurdish talking to another, new ancr at 2041. (Cooper, PA) 0304-0439 with M in Kurdish and seeming non-stop Kurdish music, nice ID at 0401, then news. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Ranginkaman, (via Bulgaria to Iran), 15630 at 1601 in Farsi and M with long talk. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Dandal Kura (“Big Hall”) (to Nigeria via Ascension), 11830 at 2042 in apparent Kanuri language with mentions of the station name, brief segments, talk by two W. Poor to fair with spill from the Overcomer on 11825. (D’Angelo, PA) 2045 in (p) Kunuri. Needed to use USB due to WMRI QRM. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Xoriyo, (to Somalia via Issoudun), 17630 at 1606-1630 M in (l) Somali and brief HOA vocals. Carrier off as a M spoke. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice Of the People (t) (South Korea to North), 4557 at 1050 with W barely heard in KK. No jamming noted. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Dabanga (to Sudan via Vatican), 15150 at 1609 with M and Mid-East style music and ID. Fair, //15550 which was best in LSB, 15550 at 1526 in AA with an ID and M with a series of reports with stingers between each, severe QRM from WHRI on USB. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., 9430-Bocaue at 1132 with M talk, then song and M/W speakers after that. (Cooper, PA) 1237 with songs and anmts in Mandarin, 9920 at 1232 with talks in (l) Oru. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia (p), 15530 via Vatican at 1444 in Urdu with M talk. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Pilipinas, 12010-Tinang at 0430 in Filipino and slow music, W with vocal. Off at 0330. (KB2DMD, PA)

PIRATES—Cold Country Canada, 6969u at 0028 with classic rock,  0126 with various pop things. ID just before 0139*. Also 0105-0115 with rock and M ID. (Lobdell, MA) 0055 weak with slightly stronger clear IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2330 with M ancr and rock, several IDs and anmts. Seemed to pull the plug around 0005. (D’Angelo, PA) 2353 with rock, ID by W at 0003 plus added rock. (Cooper, PA).
Amphetamine Radio, 6930u mentioning other pirates on the air at the same time, punk rock and some R-rated SSTV images. (Hassig, IL) 0022 weak, ID. Poor and mostly out. (Taylor, WI) 6950 at 0030 with a shout out to Crazy Wave Radio on 6937. (Taylor, WI) 0023-0029* with rock, SSTV image, closing ID, NA and off. (Lobdell, MA) 0034 with rock, ID at 0036 and more rock. (Cooper, PA) 2301-2352 M with IDs and a bunch of oldies. Gave (D’Angelo, PA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 0014 with pop/rock, IDs at 0019 and 0030. (Cooper, PA) 0146 with pop/rock. Slightly over-modulated. Also, 0230 with oldies classics. (Lobdell, MA) 0100-0119 with 60s/70s oldies and clips from The Cain Mutiny. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 9645 at 0052 and an unusual midweek show with Dick Weed. Pop/rock numbers. Faded rapidly after 0120. (Lobdell, MA) 0108 with ID, rock and disco. Played a request for Chris Lobdell. (Cooper, PA)
XLR8, 6950U at 0145 with rock, IS, more rock. (Taylor, WI) 0145 with rock IDs as “X-L-R-8 - accelerate”. (Lobdell, MA) 0211 playing rock with IDs at 0211 and 0217. (Cooper, PA) 6955 at 0030 with punk rock, spoken word piece and into a pgm of mostly punkish things, IDs including “accelarate” at 0100. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6930u 6950u at 0027 with a “lie”-themed pgm, SSTV images at 0124 close. (Lobdell, WI) 0005-0113 with songs about girls. 0032-0132 with a car-themed pgm. SSTV/FAX at 0128* and 0130. 6950 at 0023 with variety of songs about trains, SSTV/FAX effects at 0144. (Hassig, IL) 0032 with the same. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 0130 with “Rick Blaine” and usual pgm of music from the 1930’s and 40’s. Off at 0200 after “La Marseillaise”. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6925u at *0004 signing on with Russian national anthem, ID and talk by Dick Weed and his assistant Stavin, then several rock things and shout outs. (Lobdell, MA) 6950u at 0020 with Dick Weed on various subjects, adjusted transmit frequency after saying he would. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1 at 0012 with soft and alternative rock from the 60s-80s, 0015 with rock, “house style” dance things. (Hassig, IL) 0030-0105 with fade up to a Peter Gabriel number, quick ID, then back down. (Lobdell, MA) 0041 with “contemporary dance” things and occasional IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Shortwave Ghost, 6873.5 at 2323 ending skit or spoken word segment, ID, email, toiling bells and off. (Taylor, WI) 6875 at 1219 with electronic blues. Got the ID from HF Underground when we got back. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 2345 with a weird pgm, into Jack Benny after 0030. (Cooper, PA) 0004 with Amos and Andy. Was on again at 0108 with comedy on presidents Coolidge and Cleveland. (Hassig, IL)
WREC. 6925 segueing several rock things, ID then more numbers. (Taylor, WI)
Nordic Wind Radio, (p) 6925 at 1457 with rock. No talk but the ID from HF Underground later. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
X-FM, 6965 stereo (with C-QUAM) at 0318-0420 and “Redhat” playing pop/rock and doing shout outs to those posting on the various boards. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6925 at 0058 with heavy bass beat. HF Underground has this as the ID. (Cooper, PA)
Magic 205, 6205 at 2321-0140+ with pop and rock things, relaying Horizon FM with IDs by them. Info and live streaming at their site (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Anthony-Poland (Euro), 6380 at 2344. Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night." Said they use just 35 watts. eQSL from (Lobdell, WI)
Radio True North, 6960 at 0155. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan (p), 6950 at 0200. Weak, ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Burn It Down Radio, 6868u at 0023 with an “era rock” song, ancr with greetings to HF Underground, reminder of the lunar eclipse. 6950u at 0010 ending song, commentaries on consumerism, heavy rock. ID at 0102. “Discovering the world one frequency at a time. Good night." (Taylor, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 15205-Riyadh at 1632 with the Holy Qur’an service and recitations, M ancr in AA. (D’Angelo, PA) 17705 at 1252, W talking to another W, music at 1253 f/by more talk. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 6195-Kranji with M ancr. Poor audio. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, (p) 9625-Meyerton at 1315 with M interviewing in (l) Lozi, 15235 (p) at 1615 in FF. M ancr, then a second M joining them and taking turns, 17640 at 1411 with W interviewing M in Hausa, rechecked at 1430 in time for abrupt sign off. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0325 with W singing and M ancr. (Cooper, PA) 7285-Meyerton in Afrikaans at 0528.  (Taylor, WI)
TWR Africa, 11655-via Uzbekistan at 0341 with African vocals, listed for Sidamo language, 0345 with brief IS and off. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 7275 at 1222 in KK. (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimje in JJ at 0855. IS with ID. (Taylor, WI)

SPAIN—Radio Nacional Espana, 11940 in SS at 2135. (Brossell, WI) 15450-Nobeljas with a song in EE, M ancr, 2113 with M in SS. (Cooper, PA) 17855 at 2125 seemed to be a live item about a protest in Brazil, //15450 was fair, 15490 good, 17715 was not heard. (Sellers, BC) 17855 at 2135-2205 with M/W in SS on economic conditions there, IS at 2148, some anmts and music, ID and closedown anmts at 2200. (D’Angelo, PA)

SUDAN—Sudan Radio, 7205 at 0229 in AA with a chant that didn’t sound like Qur’an, 0240 M in AA 0242 Qur’an recitations, 4+1 time pips at 0300. (Taylor, WI) 0305 with deep-voiced M ancr with possible news report. (Cooper, PA) 0325 in AA. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 6105 in (l) Cantonese at 1205. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 5875-Udon Thani at 1949 with IS, then M ID “This is Radio Thailand World Service broadcasting in Vietnamese to Asia and Europe”, then into VV. (Cooper, PA) 15590 with their usual news pgm featuring news, promos and comls. Gone suddenly at BOH when they changed the antenna pattern. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 11980 in TT at 0428. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9605-Philippines Relay at 1400, mentioning Washington, f/by talks in (l) KK, 11655-Thailand Relay at 1221 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 11900-Kuwait Relay M/W in FF. M singer at 2052. (Cooper, PA) Deewa Radio (VOA) 11700 Sri Lanka Relay at 0130 in Pashto, with M ancr and South Asian selections. (Taylor, WI) 12035-Thailand (p), at 1326 in Pashto with M joined by a second M. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 11965 Philippine Relay at 1129 with Yankee Doodle and IDs, sign on in EE and going into Burmese, HFCC, Aoki and EiBi all list sign on as 1200. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Free Asia, 7505-via Dushanbe (Tadzhikistan), 2224-2259* with
long talk in (l) Tibetan. Mixing with a CC music jammer. (D’Angelo, PA)
9885, via Dushanbe with W talking at 0220 in Tibetan. (Taylor, WI)
RFE/Radio Liberty (p) 9520-Bilbis (p) at 0458 in (l) Adygea. M ancr, theme-like music and W with likely ID at 0500. (Taylor, WI) 15460-Wooferton at 1408 in (l) Tajik (Brossell, WI) 1448 with W and Western-style music. Poor, with something underneath I was unable to identify. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Farda, (t) 5865-via Kuwait at 2350 with an AA song ending at 2354, f/by M in AA with background music. (Cooper, PA) 12005-Iranawila at 1400 with contemporary rock and M/W ancrs, 15690-Biblis at 1530 in Farsi, ID and M in Farsi. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 1216 in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7504.6. “Marantha Radio” pgm ending with plea for money, 0220 “The Gathering” started which continued through BOH. (Taylor, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9950 via Palau at 1222 with a sermon by Doyle Davison. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 17800 via Rwanda at 1945 in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Payam e-Doost, 7460-via Moldova at 0251 in  Farsi, f/by instl, more M/W talk. (Cooper, PA) 0255 in (l) Farsi with talks and periodic segments ID, instl music. ID at 0313 and instls to carrier termination at 0315*. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, Okeechobee, 5850 at 0541 with TruNews pgm and some QRM from a Cuban spy/numbers xmsn on 5855. (KB2DMD, PA)
WJHR, 15550u in EE at 1451 with usual preacher. (Taylor, Lake Farm, DX, WI) 2143 with a preacher. (Sellers, BC)
Hobart Radio International, 9955 via WRMI at 0332 with World Music Special pgm, with plenty of IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7360 via Madagascar at 0300 with M ID, then heavily-accented EE, another on persecution of Christians in Middle East. (Cooper, PA) 0303 on new rules concerning marriage anmts. (Sellers, BC) 15595 at 1545 in AA, EE, FF and M in AA, back in at 1600 then ID news in EE and FF, 15570 at 1609 in Swahili, W with mentions of Zimbabwe. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1210. (Brossell, WI) 12005-Wooferton at *0230-0251 with O/C to 0230, then W with ID, pgm previews, then news. (D’Angelo, PA) 12019.1-Son Toy (p) at 1235 in EE, W with news. (Taylor, WI) 12020 at 1235 with news by M/W. (Sellers, BC, Taylor, WI)

MANY THANKS, back slaps, fist bumps, and high fives to the following reporters this month: Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Mark Taylor, and Lake Farm DXpedition (with Bill Dvorak and Carly Forthsythe, both Madison) near Madison, WI; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA.

Thanks to each of you and until next month, keep on keepin’ on!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

November 2015 Shortwave Listening Logs

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, 11870 with IS and ID at 1200 sign on. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 6145 via France with Qur'an recitations at 2237. (Brossell, WI) 11985 via Issoudun with Qur'an at 0518. (KB2DMD, PA)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay Station, 6135 at 0451 with correspondent's reports, anmts and music, then off at 0459. (Sellers, BC) 15105 in (l) Hausa at 1945. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 17840-Shepparton with news by W and cutaways to various speakers. (D'Angelo, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 9940-Kununurra in (l) Indonesian at 1244, 11590 in (l) Bengali at 1250. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 9690-Moosbrunn at 0236 in (l) Punjabi and W doing EE ID, then Indian music, 11880-Moosbrunn with talks in AA at 0632. (KB2DMD,PA) 11980 with contact info at 2120. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, 4930 at 0439 with an interview about issues facing immigrant women. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1920 on politics in Israel. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(all in PP)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875.1 at 0341-0404* with Brazilian pop vocals, ads f/by long talk by M, group singing at 0400, then ancr with closing ID and sign off anmts f/by choral anthem, then about a minute of dead air until termination. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 6010 at 0444 with an ID and Brazil pops, barely audible on //15190. (Sellers, BC)
RB2, Radio Clube Paranaense, Curitiba, 6040 (t) at 0149 with talks by a W. (KB2DMD, PA) 0542 with talk and music carrying Radio Aparecida programming, //Aparecida frequencies 6135, 9630, 11855 and another RB2 frequency (9725) were fair. Nothing was heard on 11935. (Sellers, BC)  
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0506 audible after BBC left at 0459 with Brazil pops and ID. //9630 was very good and 11855 was good. (Sellers, BC) 9630 at 0231 with a pop ballad and M with ID, 9820 at 0307 with ancr and soft music, 11855 at 0200 with M talk, slow instl music bridges and boisterous anmts. (KB2DMD, PA) 11855.3 at 0032-0105 with long religious talk, f/by music selections, nice ID at 0058, then several anmts. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 at 0026 with studio discussion, Two M with a lot of laughter and continuous mentions of Cuba. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rio Mar, Manaus, 6160 already noted at 0938 with M and pleasant vocals. In and out; had more talk to 0952. One of the rare times I  got audio on this one! (Valko, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0031 with a religious service, M preaching with slow guitar accompaniment and many "Hallelujahs!" (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, 11735 at 1020 ending a soft vocal, M with canned intro, then live DJ. Signal was about equal to Nacional on 11780. (Valko, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0643 with M taking phone calls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0411 with Brazil pops, but was heavily distorted. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonas, Brasilia, 11780 with slow ballads at 0638. (KB2DMD, PA)

CANADA—CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0300 with several "News Talk" IDs with W host, f/by a talk show. (D'Angelo, PA)) 0411 with commercial for C. Crane radio, f/by Art Bell's Midnight in the Desert. (KB2DMD, PA) 0447 discussing child sexual abuse. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5965-Xi'an at 1254 in (l) KK, 6100-Beijing in RR at 1250, 7325-Jinhua at 1224 in JJ, 7365-Shijiazhuang in Mandarin at 1234, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2212, 9685-Urumqi in RR at 1228 and 9705 in Mandarin at 1528. (Brossell, WI) 6175 Albanian Relay at 2246-2303 with M/W in PP, M with closing ID and frequency anmt, IS at 2300 f/by start of SS pgm,7210 via Cerrik (Albania), at 2248 with W in SS hosting pops, //7250. 7250-Kashi at 2253, //7210 and 7350-Kashi at 2335 in EE with weather for Asia, then a time check and mention of "you're listening to The Beijing Hour." Then several promo anmts f/by business news, sports, then a CC language lesson. (D'Angelo, PA)
China Peoples Broadcasting Station/China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1315, 6155-Beijing in Mandarin at 1235. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADOR—HCJB, 6050-Pichincha with slow, dreary music at 0056,  group vocals and flutes, ancr in SS, ID at 0058. More music f/by M with formal ID and frequency anmt, 3+1 time pips at TOH, then religious pgm in Quechua. (D'Angelo, PA) 0426. (KB2DMD, PA) (Language? gld)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9315-Abu Zaabal at 0203 with the usual distorted audio and big signal. (KB2DMD, PA) 9965 at 0015 with instls and EE anmts. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 9900 via Taiwan in Mandarin at 1239. (Brossell, WI) 11700-Issoudun at 0420 with talks in FF. (KB2DMD, PA) 0759-0752* with instls, M in FF to off. (D'Angelo, PA)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 15275 via Talata (Madagascar), in Hausa at 1850 and an ID. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE—Voice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 0235 with pgm of Greek music, hosted by W in Greek, into M in Greek at TOH. (D'Angelo, PA) 9935 with non-stop Greek music, but co-channel whine reduced the audio quality to poor. But //9420 was very good. (D'Angelo, PA)

GUAM—Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9880 in (l) KK at 1235, 9910 in Mandarin at 1221. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4800-Hyderabad at 0025 tune in. Heavy t-storm static and indigenous music, f/by W in (p) Hindi, ID at 0030 and another W with EE ID and news from 0035. (Wood, MA) 9445-Bengaluru discussing economic growth there with USA's assistance. (Brossell, WI)
9870-Bengaluru (the Vividh Bharati service), 0407 in Hebrew with Balliwood music with sitar and W vocal. (KB2DMD, PA)        
TWR-India, 9900 via Tashkent at 0053 with M talking in vernacular. (KB2DMD, PA)

IRAN—VOIRI, 9420-Zahedan in AA with Qur'an recitations at 0013, 9510-Zahedan with W talking to caller at 0227, f/by music, 11955-Sirjan in vernacular, f/by ID and anthem. (KB2DMD, PA)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0413 with M and talk in JJ, several IDs at 0414, then familiar theme music, f/by JJ pops pgm, 11975 in AA at 0628 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA) Radio Nikkei, 3925 at 1320 with jazz. (Barton, AZ)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico City, 6185 at 0357 in SS with W  mariachi vocal. (KB2DMD. PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700 with world news at 1301. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, 9690 fair at 0602 with M ancr in Hausa and indigenous music, //7255 was poor. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait, at 1959 with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI) 2150 with M and continuous AA talk to 2159 when they went off abruptly. (D'Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (from Taiwan to China), 11500 in Mandarin at 1242. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane, (via France to Iran), 11600 at 0304 in Kurdish and seeming non-stop Kurdish music, nice ID at 0401, f/by  news. (D'Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope, 6003 (South Korea to North), at 1159 with time pips and (p) ID in KK at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, 11645 (via Vatican to Sudan), at 0427 in AA after IDs transitioning into the Radio Dabanga service at 0430. (KB2DMD, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC National Radio, 12025-Shepparton (Australia), at 0700 tune in on an ID and W with news, then an update on the medals tally at the Pacific Games, PSAs on the National Identity Theft pgm. (D'Angelo, PA) 

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Company, 7410 at 1237 with talks in (l) Khmer, 9430 in Mandarin at 1230. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan, 6924 at 0011, off at 0047 after train horn SFX, (Hassig, IL) 6925 at 0009 with blues, ID at 0023, 6950 at 0106-0140* with pgm of blues. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Trump, 6935u at 0115-0123* with an oldie, The Donald talking about climate change and other topics, ID and mention of (D'Angelo, PA)
Free Thinker Radio, 6925u with M and obscure rock things. Might have its origins as a web stream. (Lobdell, MA)
BID (Burn it Down) Radio, 6925u at 0130-0150* with talk about martial law, going underground, various rock things. "BID Radio" at close. (Lobdell, MA) 6960u at 0234 with heavy metal. (Hassig, IL) 0321-0351 with pop/rock from Johnny Cash, etc., ID by M at 0346 after SSTV.  (Lobdell, MA)
Technical Man Radio (Holland), 6285 at 2234-2312+ with M and pop/tock, frequent IDs, email address. (Lobdell, MA)
BarraQuada, 5897u  at 2313-2345 with numbers by Maroon 5. No IDs or other talk. (Lobdell, MA)
Cold Country Canada, 6969 at 0126-0152* several selections, ID as "Cold Country Canada, the weakest station in the nation." Also 0142-0206+ with rock numbers and frequent IDs, again at 2340-0005* repeating numbers from last night, frequent IDs, 0127-0150 with rock things, mentions of The Free Radio Cafe, IDs. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0115 poor/weak with just occasional bits of audio. Also, 0235 weak and poor with an OTR sitcom, coml for Colgate tooth powder. Also at 0100 with a tenor doing an opera-type song in Italian. (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6950u at 0201-0218 with things by Public Image, The Rattles and Japan, including a quick ID, 6955 at 0200 with various numbers and usual short IDs. (Lobdell, MA) 0223 with light pop and punk rock like what I hear on college radio. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0125 poor/weak with industrial dance things. another log at 0107 with "house" style dance things. (Hassig, IL)
Brockett 99, 6930 at 2332 with a lively pgm filled with IDs and contact info. Reports should go to Pgm was hosted by "Ernie," including news, sports and other features, with TC's "taped from somewhere". (D'Angelo, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u, 2101-2130+ with comedy skit about Jeff Gordon, IDs, instls, 2340-0013* various numbers with lots of SSTV images mixed in, then off with NA. (Lobdell, MA) 2301-2352 M with IDs, mentioning frequency. Many old pop things. ID at 2342 then SSTV scan. Gave (D'Angelo, PA) 0040 with massive QRN which abated after 45 minutes. Various pop/rock numbers and several SSTV/FAX transmissions. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935u at 0145 with some rock numbers, 6945u with various rock numbers at 0139-0220, another day at 0225 with the usual DJ banter and rock things., also 6965u at 0149 with DJ and pop/rock. (Hassig, IL) 0300-0312* end of pgm with Dick Weed and Stavin. Off after an ID. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0045-0137 with a "lucky" themed program. FAX/SSTV effects  at 0135. Also, 0104-0124 with series of songs with the word "lie" in them, SSTV/FAX SFX at 0121. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Crombi (England), 6309 at 2337 with a couple of things by Mr. Polka, then into a full sign off at 2342 with ID. Supposed email address is, but emails have gone unanswered so far. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Abu Dhabi (Euro), 6250-6260 at 2355-0037 with Hank Williams, instl guitar and polkas. Moved between 6250 and 6260 several times. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Focus International (Euro), 6286.3 at 2311 with pops but was hard to hear in a noisy band. (Lobdell, MA)
FRS/Free Radio Service-Holland, 9300 at 2247-2305* reading listener letters and pop things. Full ID and email info at 2300. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 9520-Tiganesti at 0017 in RR with talks and music, 9730-Tiganesti at 0036 with mailbag pgm, including one from a U.S. ham who complained about QRM from RHC (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOME—Voice of America, 4960-Pinheira at 0421 with several M discussing African news W with ID at 0423, anmts and mention of VOA News, another ID at 0430. (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 9870 at 2147 with AA vocals. (Brossell, WI) 15205-Riyadh with the Holy Qur'an Service and M with brief AA talks. (D'Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0427 in Afrikaans, W DJ with a song by Andrea Bocelli, then instl music. (Sellers, BC)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 15490-Nobeljas, with live coverage of an SS sporting event at 1950. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, Manzini, 3200 with a song, then a hymn and more GG pgmg, //4775 which was fair with CODAR QRM. (Sellers, BC)

SWEDEN—IBRA Radio (p) Radio Ibraham via Wooferton, 15258 at 1825 in AA with flowery music. Abruptly off at BOH. (KB2DMD, PA)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 15590 at 0016-0029* first time noted in several months, with news in EE, promotional events, features and PSAs. Seemingly gone after the BOH antenna switch. (D'Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 15350 with talks in TT. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay at 1312 in Mandarin, 7235 Philippine Relay in (l) KK at 1211, 9825 Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 1233 and 15110-Ascension relay at 2130 with ID and beginning in ancd Bambara. (Brossell, WI))
Afia Darfur Radio, 9780 in AA at 1924. (Brossell, WI) 9815 in vernacular at 0303 with M ancr and snips of agitated M hollering into a bullhorn with multi-path echo. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Moldova, with vocals at 0232 and anmts in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 6075 via Biblis in Belarusian at 0408, 12035 at 0350 with alternating ancrs in Pashto. (KB2DMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15275 listed Rwanda relay at 2050 with talks in (l) Yoruba, 15480 Madagascar relay in AA at 1913 and 17800 Rwanda relay in (l) Fulani at 1954. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 Palau relay with a sermon at 1302. (Brossell, WI)
WINB, Red Lion (PA), 9265 at 0002 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA)
KVOH, Rancho Simi (CA), 9975 at 0325 with Saturday Night Jam Session.  Great music from the Benny Goodman Quartet, the Artie Shaw Orchestra and others. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Prague, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0313 on the absence of poisonous spiders in the Republic, f/by answers to listener questions. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Alexandria via WBCQ, Monticello (Maine), 7490 at 2340-2358 with M (later identified as Rollin B. Hunt) talking about their plans for a ship to broadcast over shortwave to the Pacific. Later called this their North American Service. (D'Angelo, PA)
FG Radio, 11580 via Okeechobee opening at 2300 with a nice ID, f/by news, FF ID at 2309, then a vocal and closing ID, WRMI ID with Ian McFarland. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN CITY—Radio Vaticana, 11715 at 0417 in AA with W talking. (KB2DMD, PA)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI) 12005 via Wooferton at *0230-0251 with O/C to 0230 with W and EE ID, pgm previews, news. (D'Angelo, PA)

That will do it for this month. Back slaps, kudos and high fives to the following good guys who checked in this time: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA and Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ. Thanks to each of you!
Until next month --- keep on keepin' on!