Tuesday, August 4, 2015


ALBANIA ― Radio Tirana, 9850-Shijak with EE news, domestic songs, a weekly Profile feature, then more music to close down and IS until off. (D'Angelo, PA)       

ALGERIA Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France in AA at 0445 with M  and religious talk. (KB2DMD,PA) 9380 at 2042 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ― BBC South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, 7305 with talks in FF at 0443. (KB2DMD, PA)

ASTRALIA ― Radio Australia, 17840-Shepparton on the aftermath of the South Pacific cyclone. This allocation doesn't appear in the A-15 lists. (KB2DMD, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 11590-Kununurra with talk by M in (l) Tamil at 1435. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA ― Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosebrunn at 2116-2129* with an EE religious pgm, long talk by W, ID and contact info at 2125, then instl music until the carrier went off. (D'Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA Voice of America Relay, 4930-Mopeng Hill at 0445 with an ID and a feature on World Heritage Sites. (Sellers, BC) 6080 at 0336 on Putin's accusations. (KB2DMD, PA) 15580 with news at 1613. (Padazopulos, Greece)

BRAZIL — (all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0859-0919 with talk, f/by vocal. Appeared to be a Sunday religious pgm, //MW 690 as well as the internet. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 2335-0100* with Brazilian pop vocals, talks, ID and anmts. A new sign off time? (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.6 at 0310 with M in excited talk, music at 0336, canned ID at 0339, then another religious talk at 0340. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0310-0335 with talks, anmts, IDs and Brazil pops. Nice to hear this one again. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 11855.2 at 2351 with W talk, formal ID at 0001, then vocals hosted my M with talks between the selections. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 2311. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA CFRX, Toronto, 6070 with Andy Griffith show theme and talk about Ritchie Cunningham. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINA — China Radio International, 5965-Xi'an in (l) KK at 1331, 6175-Albania Relay at 2210 in PP, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2221, 9550-Beijing in (l) VV at 1446, 9845-Beijing in Mandarin at 2205 and 11995-Kunming in Malay at 1306. (Brossell, WI) 6020 via Albania with songs at 0025, 7350-Kashi with news at 2305, 9590 and 9800 both via Kashi at 2210 with SS commentary at 15250-Urumqi at 1620. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9480 at 1217 with People in the Know on China's UN peacekeeping efforts; poor with het on the low side. Better in USB, 13600-Xi'an at 1238 in RR over CC music //13575-Urumqi, both fair. (Sellers, BC)
Firedrake music jammer, 9455 against RFA via Northern Marianas Relay at 2017. (Brossell, WI)

COLOMBIA Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0910 with LA vocals, canned ID, more music. (D'Angelo, PA)

CUBA Radio Havana Cuba, 6000-Quivican in SS at 0330. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6165 at 0402 in EE with jazz instls and talk of RHC's beginnings. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rebelde, Quivican, 5024 with songs in SS at 0329. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADOR HCJB, 6050-Pincincha at 0452 with children and a song in SS, then another and NA at 0457 to close. (Sellers, BC)

ENGLAND BBC, 7360 via South Africa at 0436 with an interview with a shopkeeper who fled to South Africa and who was later shot there. (KB2DMD, PA) 9410 via Oman with sports at 1612, also 11675 Oman with commentary at 1505, 12095 via Madagascar, 15420 via South Africa at 1612. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15330-Wooferton at 1555-1607 with various men in (l) Tamil. (D'Angelo, PA)

ETHIOPIA Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 at 0351 in Amharic with techno dance things. (KB2DMD, PA)

FRANCE Radio France International, 13725-Issoudun, at 0603 in EE with news to 0610, then sports. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY Deutsche Welle, 6125 via South Africa at 0358 in Swahili with traditional music and talks. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE Elleniki Radiophonia, 9420 with talks in GG at 2222. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA All India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1250, 9810-Panaji (Goa) etc. at 1245 with interesting Asian music and off. Listed for Telugu with news headlines in (p) Hindi, 9690 at 1330 sign on and start of news, (Sellers, BC) 4920-Chennai in (l) Tamil at 1310, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram with talks in (l) Malay at 1308, 9445-Bengalaru with pops, then news headlines at 2200, 11660-Bengalaru with M in Hindi at 2043 and 15040-Delhi at 1314 with talks in Burmese. (Brossell, WI)  11620-Bengalaru with Hindi vocals at 0110. ID at 0130, f/by news in Urdu, 11670-Bengalaru at 2109 with W ancr on Pakistan, another W at 2110 with ID and pgm previews and a G.O.S. ID at 2133, 11740-Panaji (Goa) at 0002 with mix of Tamil vocals and a long discussion by M/W. (D'Angelo, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15235 via Nauen in (l) Sherpa at 1510. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN IRIB, 11925-Kalamabad at 0419 in apparent Turkish with instls until M with news at 0431,12025-Kalamabad with news in SS at 0035. (Padazopulos, Greece) 13650-Sirjan at 0347-0421* with a heated political discussion, f/by pgm on the world's waterways. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPAN — NHK Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0433 with discussion in JJ, //11680, 11680 via Nauen at 0403-0421 with news in JJ, then music and more talk features. Had several IDs at 0414. (D'Angelo, PA) 9755 via South Africa with commentary at 1815, 11970 via France with news at 0505. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11740 at 1225 with M/W hosts and music. Closing anmts at 1228. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 with jazz music and JJ anmts at 1320. (Brossell, WI) 9760-Nagara in JJ at 1252. W talk with some by a M. (Taylor, WI)

KUWAIT Radio Kuwait, 17550 at 2145-2209 with M/W discussion in AA. ID at 2200, then M with instls. (D'Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIA Asyik FM, 6050 at 1210 at 1210 with mentions of Malaysia and domestic pop. (Sellers, BC)
Sarawak FM, 9835 at 1212 in Bahasa Malay with ID and pops. (Sellers, BC) 1258 with contemporary dance things and W ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Wai FM, 11665 at 1206 with Malay pops and an ID. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO Radio Educacion, Mexico City, 6165 at 0419 with instls featuring strings and flute. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND Radio New Zealand International, 5725-Rangitaiki at 0308 with talk on measures to combat crystal meth. (KB2DMD 5950 with an interview on self control at 1320. (Brossell, WI), 11715 at 0241-0315 on trade with Saudi Arabia and human rights issues. TC at 0256 and story about U.S. Supreme Court and same sex marriage, ID at 0300 then news. (D'Angelo, PA)

NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria, 15120 at 0459 with "Nigerian popular music" and contact info. Nice level; just a slight whine on the audio. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREA Voice of Korea, 9435 on imperialist forces trying to destroy the DPRK, 9650 at 1240 with W audible and a few words in JJ. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1319 with W and news to 1324, then ID and commentary, //9435. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN — Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait with AA talks at 1815. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION — Furusato No Kaze, 9960 (via Palau to Japan) at 1450 with talks in JJ. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (to Turkey, via Pridnestrovie), 11510-Grigoripol at 0401-0426 with M and news in Kurdish, f/by music and talk features including remote reports.(D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 15400 in AA at 1511. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 in KK at 1313. (Brossell, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA — NBC-Milne Bay (New Guinea), 3385 at 1244 in Tok Pisin and pops, W ancr with mention of NBC. (Sellers, BC)

PALAU World Harvest Radio, T8WH (p) 17635 with religious pops at 0537, mention of "Voice of the Martyrs". Excellent on peaks, but frequent deep fades, Not shown on the A-15 lists. (KB2DMD, PA)

PHILIPPINES Far East Broadcasting, 9400 at 1230 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15100 via Vatican, at 1504 in (l) Filipino. (Brossell, WI) 1520-1553* with talk in (p) Filipino. Closedown and carrier off at 1553. (D'Angelo, PA)

PIRATES — Radio Free Whatever, 6935u at 0105-0155 with Dick Weed's "Hot MILF's Mothers Day Show", testing his new amp, which was overheating at times. Also doing requests, swearing at the amp., etc. (Lobdell, MA) 0138-0155 with soft rock and DJ Dick Weed. dickweeddj@gmail.com, 6950u at 2120-0305 with pgm of obscure music things and frequent IDs. Off at 0305. (Taylor, WI) 0229-0305 with punk rock, talk by Dick Weed and a co-host about the group's members. (Hassig, IL) 6965 at 0102 with electronic sounds like the space ship in Close Encounters, old USSR anthem at 0108, later their linear amp failed (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 0012-0026 with rock, IDs, discussing 70s sound. (D'Angelo, PA)
Liquid Radio, 6923.6 at 0231 with industrial dance stuff, 6925 at 0207 and what sounded like dance things at or below the noise level. (Hassig, IL) 6925.2 at 0002 with industrial dance things, ID at 0012. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6925 at 0223-0244 with Twilight Zone theme and various rock numbers, ID at 0244 and then gone. (D'Angelo, PA)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0112-0209* with their Tom Petty Buried Treasure show, featuring things by Tom Petty. (Lobdell, MA) 0240 with a "flower power" pgm and a fake ad, tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL) Crystal Ship relay at 0205-0303 with fake ad, ID for TCS shortwave, mention of the Flower Power show. (Taylor, WI)
Big Johnson Radio, 6950u at 0116-0145* with songs about Johnson. QSLs from bigjohnsonradio@gmail.com. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0117. On with "Testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?", then songs with the word "feeling" in them. Also, 0100-0224 with a "sweet"-themed pgm and songs containing that word. SSTV and FAX at 0222 sending photos of banana splits and chocolate brownies as seen in the HFU.(Hassig, IL)
Shortwave Ghost, 6919.7 at 0043 with a couple of rock things. Nice e-QSL from shortwaveghost@outlook.com. (Hassig, IL)
Voice of Pearl Harbor, 6935u at 0305 with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, CBS news bulletin on the attack, John Daly, then FDR's "Infamy" speech. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Spaceshuttle International (Euro), 13800 at 2108-2124 with pops, M talk, possible "Radio Hobart" ID, then a definite Spaceshuttle ID at 2121. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955u at 0027 with a variety of selections, including punk rock, reggae, etc. (Hassig, IL)  0033 with electronic things, ID at 0038. (Taylor, WI)
Abu Dhabi-Holland (Euro), 6285 at 2342-0019 with C&W, frequent IDs. (Lobdell, WI)
Stress Radio Holland (Euro)  6281 at 2331-0012*. Our 'Black Bandit' friend ID'ing as this with things by Guy Mitchell and others. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Appalachia, 9635u at 0030 with string band things; 2344 with C&W and a bunch of Johnny Cash numbers. Several IDs noted but no contact info heard. (Taylor, WI)
Toynbee Radio, 6925.1 with SFX, 2 IDs, short selections including heavy drum industrial things. (Taylor, WI)
MC Radio, 6925.9 with indistinct talk, a song, more talk. A clear ID just before sign off. (Taylor, WI)
Weatherton Road Radio, 6950.7 at 0107 with blues, 0115 and 0123 unintelligible IDs, couple of familiar Instls and more blues. (Taylor, WI)
The Kid From Brooklyn Shortwave, 6950u at 0129 with unintelligible strident talk and what must have been a lot of "F" words, barely understandable ID, Godfather theme and off at 0135. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA Radio Romania International, 7330-Galbeni at 0440 with talks and a pop ballad. (KB2DMD, PA) 7335-Galbeni at 0028 in Romanian, 9800-Tiganesti with FF commentary at 1617, 9765-Galbeni with SS sign on at 2201,11700-Tiganesti at 2215 with SS comments. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11710-Tiganesti at 2235 with M hosting mailbag pgm. Pgm ended at 2245, f/by W talk. (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA, 11915-Riyadh at 2056-2113 with M in AA, f/by another M prior to recitations from 2203. (D'Angelo, PA) 17615 with Qur'an recitations at 1526. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME — Voice of America Relay, Pinheira, 9490 in (l) Bambara at 2155. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDS — SIBC, 5020 at 1155 with a country song, interrupted at 1156 for evening devotions, 1200 "Radio Happy Isles" ID with frequencies and meters, then "good night" and NA at 1201. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICA Channel Africa, 3345 at 0348 on South African culture, 6145 at 0516 with W reading news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0434 in Afrikaans with ads, M/W DJs. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREA — KBS World Radio, 15575-Kimjae at 1325-1403 with weekly mailbag pgm from 1330 and contest info, the weekly DX feature following mailbag, then closedown ID and into KK,, music from 0310, long talk at 0323, news by M/W again at  0400. (D'Angelo, PA)

SUDAN Radio Omdurman, 7205 at 0307 with M and news in AA. (D'Angelo, PA)

SPAIN Radio Exterior de Espana, 17715-Nobeljas at 2200-2205* with W and ID and SS anmts to carrier termination at 2205, another day off at 2208. (D'Angelo, PA) 17855 and 21620 both Nobeljas, both at 1620 with news in SS. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SWAZILAND Trans World Radio, 3200-Manzani, at 0426 with soft music, W with anmts over that, 0430 into a syndicated Bible program. Poor, but //4775 was good, although degraded by CODAR. (Sellers, BC)

TAIWAN Radio Taiwan International, 5010 at 2322 in (l) Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Han, 9745 at 1326 with talks and songs in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEY Voice of Turkey, 15450 at 1232 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES — Voice of America, 6045 in Mandarin at 1256, 9605 Philippine Relay in 1436 in Mandarin, 9800 Philippine Relay in (l) KK at 2019, 15110 via Ascension, in (l) Barbara at 2153. (Brossell, WI) 7480 Philippine Relay at 1346 in KK with KK/EE lesson. (Sellers, BC) 11990 Philippine Relay at 1237-1304 and M hosting KK pgm with news, interviews and features, 1300 brief instl, then EE ID and back into KK. (D'Angelo, PA)
Deewa Radio (VOA), 12035 Kuwait Relay at 0203 in Pashto. W, then M/W talking and music bridge to another W ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 11865 UAE Relay at 1514 in (l) Tibetan, 11945 Tajikistan Relay in Mandarin at 1509. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9800 via Guam at 1225 in Cantonese with a hymn, instls, dead air at 1229, then EE close. (Sellers, BC) 15150 Sri Lanka relay at 1355 in Cambodian (Sunday only), closing anmts at 1358 and off. (Sellers, BC) 15150-Nauen with W in (l) Punjabi at 1509. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7504.4 at 0240-0318 with Christian pop, M with ID at 0245, then again at 0315. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radyo Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Grigoriopol at *0230-0315* with music opening, then mostly talks in Farsi. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICAN Vatican Radio, 11730 at 0153 with news in EE. (Taylor, WI) 11890 via Philippines with VV sign on with IDs, VV music and W hosting. (Sellers, BC) 15595 with news at 1615. (Padazopulos, Greece)

VIETNAM Voice of Vietnam, 6175 via Cypress Creek at 0509 in SS with talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 12000 in Mandarin at 1304. (Brossell, WI)

WHO GOES THERE? — 6955U - Unid Euro pirate "Liberty Rock Radio/LRR 97.8" at 0101-0138* with sound track from "Grand Theft Auto IV". (Lobdell, MA)
6925 at 0126-0152 with songs by B.B. King. No IDs or anmts. (Lobdell, MA)
6925u at 0220 with song mentioning "Betty David eyes", 2 short weird pieces, then about 3 minutes of dead air, various instl SFX, howls, squeals, eerie tones, etc. Off at 0234. (Taylor, WI)
6950 unid pirate at 0225 after Wolverine Radio signed off. Vocal of "sweet dreams are made of this" sung by several women. (Hassig, IL)            14295 at 0146 and about 2 minutes of music, 0155 with talk in SS, then three minute pause, LA music, more SS talk then two more SS ballads. (Taylor, WI)

High Fives, back slaps and fist bumps to the following good guys who checked in this time: KB2DND, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI.

Until next month, good listening and remember to ... keep on keepin' on!