Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 2015 SWL Loggings

ARGENTINA Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11710.8-General Pacheco at 0454 in Mandarin with W, lively jazz and SS IDs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15345 in SS at 2306. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA Radio Australia, 12065-Shepparton at 1901 with news and commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

.AUSTRIA — Adventist World Radio, 9455-Moosbrunn at 0405 with W in Turkish. (KB2DMD, PA)

BOTSWANA Voice of America Relay, 7305-Mopeng Hill at 0441 in Kinyarwanda with a phone interview. (KB2DMD, PA)

BRAZIL— (all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4855 at 0149-0212 with nice Brasil pops hosted by M with talks and an ID. (D'Angelo, PA ) 0508 with hi-life. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Difusora de Macapa, Macapa, 4915 at 0149-0212 with Brasil pops, M with talks and ID. (D'Angelo, PA) 2300. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2335-0000* with Brazil pops hosted by M, with ID and anmts. I think they used to close at midnight, so is 0000 a new sign off time? (D'Angelo, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11765 at 0446 with M/W talks. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional da Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 at 0443 with M ancr and instls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, 11815-Goiana at 0310-0335 with M talks and anmts, IDs, hosting Brazilian pops. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855 at 0434 with ancr and slow ballads. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio RB2, Curitiba, 11935 at 0426 with a slow ballad. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINA — China Radio International, 6175 Albania relay at 2208, 9550-Beijing in VV at 1317, 9585 in (l) Hungarian at 2052.  (Brossell, WI) 6175-Cerrik at 2201, 7250-Urumqi at 2203 with news, 7350-Kashi in EE at 2330, 9490-Beijing, 9590-Kashi and 9800-Kashi both at 2320 with SS commentary, 9590 and 9710 both Kashi at 2117 close, 9800-Kashi with CC songs at 2345. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9675-Kashi at 0145, also 7315-Kashi with news at 2205, 9410-Kashi at 2220 with interview at 2205, 7350-Kashi, 11710 via Albania at 0541 with China news, f/by a promo. (Sellers, BC)

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba, 11760 with news in SS at 1205. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 14295 (Intruder) in SS at 0305. (14295 is the 3rd harmonic of 4765.) (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADOR Radio Akhbar Mufriha/HCJB, 9530 with talk in (l) Hassina. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND BBC, 7360 via Meyerton at 0434 on the colonial era, 9410-Wooferton in AA about Islamabad at 0412. (KB2DMD, PA) 15310 Thailand Relay with world news at 1302. (Brossell, WI) 11945 via South Africa at 0548 with news headlines and sports highlights, //5875, 6005, 15420 via UAE at 0445 with sports news. (Sellers, BC) 0505 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17510 Oman Relay at 1322-1330 with W in (l) Uzbek and some remote reports, instl and a few anmts and promos before the carrier was cut at 1330. (D'Angelo, PA) 15530-Wooferton at 1555-1607 with several men speaking in (l) Tamil. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCE — Radio France International, 11700-Issoudun at 0500 with talks in FF, 11790-Issoudun in Swahili with talks on Islamic states and Tanzania. (KB2DMD, PA) 13725-Issoudun, with carrier already on prior to 0549 when they cut into a press review which was in-progress. EE ID at 0500, then news headlines. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY Deutsche Welle, 15725 via Madagascar at 0442 with news and ID, //9800. (Sellers, BC)

GREECE Elleniki Radiophonia. 9420-Avlis in Greek at 0408 with talks and music. (KB2DMD, PA) 15560 at 1632 with songs and GG anmts. (Brossell, WI)

GUAM — Trans World Radio, 15280 opening special bcst from Guam with a TOH IS continued to 1402. But very weak and too difficult to understand. (Sellers, BC)

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 11760-Sirjan in (l) Azeri 11925-Kalamabad with talks and music bridges at 0429. "Al Quds TV", 9770 via IRIB-Kalamabad with W in AA at 0355, "Voice of Palestine", 9840 via IRIB-Kalamabad in AA with phone interview at 0350. (KB2DMD, PA) "Voice of Justice" EE service with heated political discussion on the world's waterways, ID at 0417 with closedown anmts and contact info. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPANRadio Nikkei, 9595 at 1154 with classical music and JJ anmts. (Brossell, WI)

KUWAITRadio Kuwait, 17550 at 2145-2209 with M/W ancrs in AA, nice ID at 2200, f/by instls. (D'Angelo, PA)

MEXICO Radio Education, 6185-Mexico City at 0410 with continuous SS vocals and W ancr in SS. 0431 W with anmts, ID and a discussion about the music. (D'Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand International, 9700 with Pacific region news at 1300. (Brossell, WI) 11715 at 0241-0315 with W hosting Viewpoint pgm, TC at 1256, time pips, ID and regional news. (D'Angelo, PA)

NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria, 15120 at 0500 with news headlines and world  news, though it began with only Nigerian items. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435 at 1315 with a M giving a stern report on current relations with America. (Brossell, WI) 13760 at 0429 with news on the DPRK and their Great Leader, //15180. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9430-Bocaue with slow ballads and anmts in Mandarin at 1255. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15100 Vatican Relay at 1519 with talks in (l) Filipino. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES — The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0013-0155 with "Wayward Son", heavy metal and others., 0048-0204 with wide variety of pop/rock from the 70s. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6940 with Dick Weed" hosting pgm of rock and discussing 70s sounds. (D'Angelo, PA) 0043-0156 with talk of pot or songs about it and reading emails. 6950 at 0044-0253 with Dick Weed and new wave pop. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6940 at 0118-0158* with rock and periodic IDs by M. Closed with SSTV SFX (D'Angelo, PA) 0124-0226 songs including the word "stop", FAX and SSTV sounds, then songs about bodies of water. More FAX/SSTV effects at 0234. (Hassig, IL) 6955u at 0149-0155* just caught the end of a number, then SSTV before closedown. (Lobdell, MA)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6924 at 0223-0244* with Twilight Zone theme and various rock things, nice closedown ID at 0244 then gone. (D'Angelo, PA)
Renegade Radio, 6935u at 0300-0339 with "Ballroom Blitz" and beer comls. (Hassig.IL)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 0012-0105 with "Rick Blaine" and music by Jimmy Dorsey, the Ink Spots, etc. Full ID and address were ancd frequently. An email from the station alerted me. (Lobdell, MA)
WREC (Radio Free East Coast), 6945 at 1905-1925 with rock, in and out of the noise.  ID includes the Blue Ridge Summit address. Nice to have this one back after more than 16 years! 6950 at 0035-0119* with rock. The audio was a bit overdriven. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6950u at 0220-0319 with African pops, as well as rap and punk. (Hassig, IL) 0400-0349 with rock, the usual brief, terse IDs by M at 0409. (Lobdell, MA)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0128 with "industrial dance" things. (Hassig, IL)
XEROX/Radio Duplicado, 6949.1 at 2340-2352* with "Bart Sambo" hosting with IDs, Belfast postal address and for reports. (D'Angelo, PA)
XFM, 6965 at 0157 said "XFM - the power of X", a  nice variety of pop and rock, hard rock and heavy metal. QSL through (Hassig, IL)
Radio Spaceshuttle International, (Euro) 13800 at *2000-2100* signed on with "Epaile Vain", ID, then more tunes. Fair at sign on, but unlistenable after 2030, 2052-2101*. Just caught the tail end of pgm. Talk over  selections with an ID at closing. (Lobdell, MA)
Twangy Radio, 6925u at 0038-0044 with a couple of IDs, which sounded almost like "Toynbee Radio". (Lobdell, MA)
RTN-Radio True North, 6935 at 0445-0500+ with pop/rock, ID block at 0446 by M/W, email address, etc. Nice to have this one back. (Lobdell, MA)
Channel X, 6950u at 2351-0015+ seeming new one. M with frequent IDs, angry at times with comments such as "go 'F' yourselves", (numbers by  groups or people I'm unable to classify - gld.)  I think they signed off with the old Radio Moscow IS. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIA Radio Romania International, 5930/7430-Galbeni with EE sign on at 2200. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7330-Galbeni at 0438 in Romanian with news and talk. (KB2DMD, PA) 17840  at 1522 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME VOA Relay, 6080 at 0325 with EE commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915-Ridyadh at 2056-2113 with M in AA f/by recitations from 2303. (D'Angelo, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa, 6145 at 0507 with news about the Nepal earthquake and other stories. (Sellers BC)

SOUTH KOREA KBS World Radio at 1329 beginning the Saturday Mailbag show. (Sellers, BC)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11760//15490 at 2215 both with SS commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 12030 at 2210 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI) 15490-Nobeljas with M and SS ID, then five minutes of dead air before carrier termination. (D'Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 5010-Kouhu at 2325 in CC. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9450 in Mandarin at 2248. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND Radio Thailand, 9390 at 1239 with Thai news and current events. (Sellers, BC)
TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 11980-Emirler in TT at 0418 with upbeat music. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES — Voice of America 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1249, 9490 Northern Marianas Relay with KK/EE lessons at 1252, 9800 Philippine Relay at 1300 with news in (l) KK, 11655 Thailand Relay in (l) Mandarin at 1315, 15100 via Ascension in listed Bambara at 2151 and 17895 via Vatican at 1638 with report on soccer teams of Guinea and Tunisia. (Brossell, WI) 11990 Philippine Relay at 1237 with M hosting a KK language pgm with news, interviews and features, EE ID at 1300 and VOA news. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 7270 Lampertheim Relay at 0452 in Circassian with talks, 7435 Biblis Relay in with two W in RR, 9520 Biblis Relay in (p-l) Avar at 0403 with M talks and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9720 Northern Marianas Relay in Cantonese at 2255. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 via Palau at 1306 with a Sat/Sun only bcst. WHR promo with contact info and a Christian song. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio,17575 via France at 1635 with HOA music, talks in (l) Somali, 17800 via Rwanda in FF at 2012. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, 7505.4 at 0240-0318 with Christian pop vocals, M with ID at 0245, again at 0315. (D'Angelo, PA)
Global 24 Radio, 11825 via Okeechobee at 2203-2312 with Old time radio programming featuring (Yours Truly) Johnny Dollar and the Jack Webb Show, then ID, WRMI ID and the Rock Pile pgm. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Grigoriopol at *0230-0315* with music opening f/by mainly talks in Farsi and short music segments. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN Vatican Radio, 7250 at 0529 sign on and into Latin Mass. (Sellers, BC) 15100 at 1520-1553* with a talk in (p) Filipino. Eventually lost to a rising noise level. I returned around 1546 and heard until closedown. Carrier terminated at 1553. (D'Angelo, PA) 15595 at 0635 and 13765 with EE news, 21560 at 1215. (Padazopulos, Greece)

WHO GOES THERE? 6930u at 0328 with two spoof tunes by Weird Al Yankovic, then off. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0218-0312+ on and off with rock numbers and a couple of SSTV images which I didn't decode, no IDs I could catch. (Lobdell, MA)

Fist bumps and High Fives to the good guys who checked in this time: Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; KB2DMD-Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Fotios Padazopulos, Greece, William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA (WELCOME, Chris!), Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA (WELCOME .Steve!)  and Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL.