Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 2015 Expanded Shortwave Listening Logs

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6145 via France with talks in FF at 2205. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, General Pacheco, 11710.7 at 0301-0328 with multi-lingual IDs, f/by EE open, then M with news, vocals and a feature on Buenos Aires. (D'Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 7445 at 0654 with Weekend and BBC pgm preview. (Sellers, BC)

BELARUSRadio Belarus (p) 11730 at 2241-2300* with a decent signal but little or no audio to carrier termination. One of the more frustrating stations to listen to these days!  (D'Angelo, PA)

BOLIVIARadio Pio Doce, Siglo Veinte, 5952.4 at 0120-0145 with W/M ancrs hosting rustic Bolivian vocals, some long SS talks with laughter and talk about some of the selections and performers. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Fides, La Paz, at 0024-0108 with lively vocals and M ancr in SS. ID at 0032. 0034 with several mentions of "La Paz". Poor to fair and steadily improving. (D'Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4930 with VOA News Now at 0432. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in PP - gld)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0852-0916 with long talk, f/by another M hosting a music pgm. Heavy CODAR QRM. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780, with talks at 2226. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0017-0033 with M and talks, ID and anmts, pops. (D'Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto 6070 at 0608 with ID and talk about people favoring old technology, such as cookbooks. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, 15335 via Issoudun (France) at 1605 with talks in (l) Oromo. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 5965-Kashi in KK at 1246, 7300-Urumqi in Mandarin at 2323, 9410-Kashi in PP at 2225, 9585-Kashi in (l) Serbian at 2025, 9665-Xi'an in RR at 1231 and 9730-Beijing at 1317 on  insurance for China's rapidly aging population. (Brossell, WI) 11660-Kashi at 0221-2230* with CC instls in the FF service. Carrier off at 2230 w/out an ID or any anmts. (D'Angelo, PA) 15120 at 0015-0027 with W in SS, f/by and light instl music, M with ID and W in SS on world events, several IDs around 0023. (Sellers, BC)
China Peoples Broadcasting Station (CPBS)/China National Radio: CPBS, 4800-Ge'ermu in Mandarin at 1240, Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou in Mandarin at 1328, Xizang PBS, 6200 Lhasa (Tibet) in (l) TT at 1315 and CPBS, 15550-Beijing in Mandarin at 0126. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, Pichincha, 6050 at 0231-0229* with M in SS, ID and mentions of "Quito" and "Ecuador", then another M with religious talk. Also some mild splatter from a nearby station. (D'Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1254 on brain research, 12095 via South Africa at 0621 with sports, then a item about the Rwandan genocide, 15105 (Ascension? - gld) with news, ID and into Weekend pgm. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995 in FF at 2040, 15300 in (l) Hausa at 1640. (Brossell, WI) 13725 at 0602 with news of terrorist attacks. (Sellers, BC)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0336-0410 with M and long SS religious talk, occasional music a little later. (D'Angelo, PA) 0435 with hymns and SS anmts. (Brossell, WI) 0604 with SS ID over xylophone, 0606 closing anmts in EE and national anthem. (Sellers, BC)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1399 with W in (l) Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram in (l) Malay at 1259 and 9445-Bengaluru at 1225 with sub-continental songs, ID at 2227, off at 2230. (Brossell, WI) 11620-Bengaluru at 0110-0136 with pgm of Hindi vocals, ID at 0130, f/by news in Urdu. (D'Angelo, PA)

IRAN—IRIB, 9445 in SS at 0117. (Brossell, WI) 11925-Kalamabad at 0419-0434 with apparent Turkish service with instls to M with news at 0431. (D'Angelo, PA)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via Issoudun at 0433 with a discussion in JJ mentioning Osaka several times, //11680-Nauen in parallel at 0403-0421 with news in JJ, f/by more talk features, then NHK IDs and theme music. (D'Angelo, PA)

KUWAITRadio Kuwait, Kabd, 15540 in (l) Urdu at 1614. (Brossell, WI) 17550 at 2140-2209 with M ancr in AA, apparent news feature by W, short music segment, f/by more AA features. (D'Angelo, PA)

MALIRadiodiffusion TV Malienne, 5995 signing on at 0559 with NA, W with FF anmts, then domestic songs. (Sellers, BC)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador in FF at 2347. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki, interviewing several rock groups at 1330. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 9690 at 0613 in (p) Hausa with many mentions of Nigeria, then a probable speech. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435 at 1323 on the South using its military to provoke the North. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITIONRadio Xoriyo, (to Ethiopia via France), 17630 in (l) Somali at 1622. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (to Sudan via Vatican), 15400 at 1518 with AA talks mentioning Sudan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Republica, 9490 (to Cuba via Issoudun), with excited SS talk, an ID at 0242, then several anmts. (D'Angelo, PA)         
Denge Kurdistane (to Iran via France), 11600 at 0325-0424 with non-stop regional music from 0401 in Kurdish, f/by news, then more songs until a talk feature at 0416. Frequent mentions of Kurdistan. (D'Angelo, PA)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9405 in Mandarin at 2250, 9430 in Mandarin at 1330. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15330 via Vatican in (l) Urdu at 1455; closing at 1458. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATESRadio Casablanca, 6940 at 0049 with early 40s tunes "In the Mood", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and IDs by "Rick Blaine". Also 0212-0220 with several old time music selections. Nice ID and G-mail address at closedown when lost in noise. (D'Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935 at 0150 with heavy metal, 6950 at 0310 with variety of rock things. ID at end of broadcast, 0125 at good level for SSB talk between DJs, pop/rock from the 80s and 90s. dickweed@gmail.com. Also, 6965 at 0102-0241 with Dick Weed reading list of songs about herpes, shingles and other topics talk between the 2 DJs (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0350 with end of pgm and Dick Weed segueing songs. ID just before close. Also 6965 at 0145-0245 with Dick Weed and assistant Stavin with extended length request pgm, off at 0241, then back for a last request (Jimmy Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"). Also 6950 at 0347-0414. (Lobdell, WI)
XLR8, 6950 at 0240 and 0310 with jazz, rock, psychedelic rock and  heavy metal. (Hassig, IL) 0110-0130+ with obscure but entertaining tunes. (Lobdell, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 6876, at 0103-0120 with Moody Blues, said it was "the rock and roll art show," more things from the '60s and early '70s. tcsshortwave@gmail.com. Also at 0140 with bits of '80s things; I was alerted to this transmission by the station operator. (Hassig, IL; Lobdell, MA) Also TCS SW Relay Network/The Crystal Ship at 0118-0136 with various rock/pop things and 0227-0248 with similar things, signal improved by 0245. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6935 at 0150-0235 with a pgm on rain. SSTV/FAX effects at 0233, Also 6950u at 0232 with variety, including big band, swing, pop/rock with a "blood" theme. STV/FAX at 0311.  (Hassig, IL)
Voice of Pearl Harbor, 6950 at 0408-0500* with pgm on D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, including  audio clips and speeches. Opened and closed with air raid sirens. (Lobdell, MA)
Weather Control Radio, 6948 v to 6950 (strong winds? - gld), at 0144-0315, a couple of numbers by the Outlaws, computer-generated ID, then things by other rock groups. ID and "good night" by M just before sign off. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Appalachia, 6935 at 2314 with usual bluegrass and country things. Said he was broadcasting from West Virginia in the Ohio Valley. (Lobdell, MA) 6935.1 at 2344-0018 with pgm of country, a bunch of Johnny Cash numbers, several IDs but no contact info given. (D'Angelo, PA) 0102 with C&W and recordings of the Grand Old Opry. (Hassig, IL)
Free Thinker Radio, 6925 at 0105-0131 with '70s-'90s pop. Off at 0131 after a long Doors thing and an anmt. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0127 but poor in static with dance things, also with pop/rock at 0325. Also 0158-0230 with an oldies format. (Hassig, IL) 0406-0450 with instl dance things, ID mentioning "FM" at 0409. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio Station, 6770 at 1145-1200 with "Adventures of Barry Craig, Confidential Investigator," promo for Dragnet with NBC ID just before 1200. (Lobdell, MA) 0106, 6770 with an OTR comedy program. Poor signal, but almost fair during peaks.(D'Angelo, PA)
WREC, 6873 at 0117 under the noise floor with "Dust in the Wind." (Hassig, IL)
The Ghost Shortwave, 6950 at 2340-0014 with several rock things, feature about the assassinations of JFK, RFK, etc, several nice IDs, including e-mail addresses shortwaveghost@outlook.com. (D'Angelo, PA)
Chairman of the Board Radio, 6950 at 0333-0402 with all Sinatra music, ID and talk at closedown. (Lobdell, MA)
KOTH, 6930 at 2302-2325 with some kind of political speech, at times QRMed by The Fishermen. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9765-Galbeni at 2228-2258 with W in SS, pgm of musical selections. Quick closedown, f/by IS before carrier went off, 11710-Tiganesti at 2235-2246 with M in EE hosting a mailbag pgm with reception reports and listener letters. Pgm ended at 2245, 11795-Tiganesti at 2351-2356* with W in SS then W talk closing down, then anmts and light instl, familiar IS and off.  (D'Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 at 2034 with talks in TT at 2034. (Brossell, WI) 17660-Riyadh at 1512-1536 with W in FF, ME instls alternating with W ancr. (D'Angelo, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 9740 at 1246 with a science pgm on how the male bearded dragon can undergo a sex change when the temperature increases. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 at 1155 with usual format of devotional, prayer, W with ID, frequencies, national anthem, then dead air to past 1205. Checked back at 1209 and they were relaying PNG's Wantok FM. Anmts at 1233 about the nation celebrating 37 years of independence and talk of a national speech competition. Good but deteriorating to poor by 1300. (Sellers, BC)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11940-Nobeljas with rapid SS commentary. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1127 with an interview on Taiwan and China. (Sellers, BC) 9735 in JJ at 1332. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9830-Ermirler at 2234-2254 in EE with ID, Web address, Today in History feature, nice ID at 2244, then instls to close. (D'Angelo, PA

UNITED STATESVoice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1319, 9800 Philippines Relay in KK at 1428 and 15110 via Ascension at 2147 in (l) Bambara. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9400 via Sitkunai, (Lithuania), at 0112-0159* with M in (l) Uyghur, musical clips, various talks with some telephone remotes. (D'Angelo, PA) 15105 Northern Marianas Relay in (l) Tibetan at 0121. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), 9635 Kuwait Relay in RR at 0441. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Prague, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0003-0051 with W and news. Then news features and remotes. (D'Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 9560 in (l) Tamil at 0113, 15570 in Swahili at 1617. (Brossell, WI) 13765 at 0628 with IS, an African choral song, ID for the African service, into 30 minute EE pgm, 15595 at 0635 with Church news f/by European news then closing anmts, Sked from 0630-0645. (Sellers, BC)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1325. (Brossell, WI)

That will do things for this time. Fist bumps, back slaps and high fives to the following intrepids who came through this time: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich D'Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Chris Lobdell, Stoneham, MA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC. Thanks to each of you.

Until next month - Keep on keepin' on!