Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 SWL Loggings

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 6145 via France with Qur’an recitations at 2215. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA—Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior, General Pacheco, 15344.2 in SS at 2203 with M/W and presumed news. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 12085 at 1015 with news and current events, then an interview, //s 9580 was outstanding and 12065 was poor. (Barton, AZ) 1141 interviewing a singer/song writer at good level, //9580 very good, 12065 poor. (Sellers, BC) 15240-Shepparton at 2116 on a free trade agreement with China, 17840 with news at 2202, //15240. (Sellers, BC) 17840-Shepparton at 2207-0112, W doing news with numerous cut-away’s to various speakers. Poor level, which didn’t improve much over that time (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANA—Voice of America Relay, 6080 at 0327 with Daybreak Africa and promos for upcoming VOA programs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15580 at 2145 with Heather Maxwell and Music Time in Africa. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL—Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with a live sports event at 2310. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960-Cerrik (Albania) and 7285- Cerrik at 2131 with a feature, 7250-Urumqi with news in SS at 2300, 7315-Kashi at 2255 with a feature 9410-Kashi with music and PP at 2235. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6100-Beijing in RR at 1229, 7260 in JJ at 1209, 9415 in (l) VV at 2342, 9440 in (l) Cambodian at 1235, 9590-Kashi in SS at 2309, 15110-Urumqi with M in Mandarin at 1253 and 15205 at 1255 with rock and anmts in FF. (Brossell, WI) 7210 via Albania at 2248-2307 with W in SS hosting pop pgm, //7250-Kashi, 7350-Kashi with weather for most of Asia, mentioning this was the Beijing Hour. Several promo anmts f/by business and sports news and a CC language lesson. (D’Angelo, PA) 15245-Kashi at 1545 with regional weather, off at TOH, then replaced by North Korea. (Barton, AZ)

COLOMBIA—La Voz de Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 at 0051-0110 with M vocals, SS talk, more vocals prior to 0100 ID, f/by seeming religious talk and choir. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 15120 at 0015-0027 with W in SS f/by light instl, M with ID, then W on world news events. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Progresso, 4765 in SS at 0358. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADOR—HCJB, Pichincha, 6050 at 0231 with M in SS, ID and mentions of Quito and Ecuador, then another M with a long religious talk.  (D’Angelo, PA) 0334 in Quechua with talk and religious music. (KB2DMD, PA)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9900 at 2210 on how to protect Egypt from ISIS. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC, 5810 Thailand Relay interviewing former PM Julia Gillard on immigration to Australia, 11750 Thailand Relay at 1240 with talk about a comet. (Sellers, BC) 1238 with a financial markets pgm, discussing business opportunities following the nuclear deal with Iran. (Sellers, BC) 7285 via Wertachtal in AA at 0410. (Brossell, WI) 21660 Thailand Relay at 1030 with news and current events interview. (Barton, AZ) 9440 Oman Relay at 0320 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 6125 via South Africa in Swahili at 0322, 11960 via Armenia in Swahili with an ID at 0302. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonica, 9420 with talks in Greek at 2140. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4920-Chennai at 1250 with flutes, drums and anmts in (l) Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram at 1314 with M in passionate Malay, 9445-Bengaluru at 2151 on India’s president, 15040-Bengaluru at 1250 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell, WI) 9575-Bengaluru at 1213 with a tone and beginning of their IS, 1215 sign on in (l) Tibetan, 11670 at 2136 with Indian music and W host. The music was listenable but the spoken word was too weak to understand. (Sellers, BC) 11670-Bengaluru at 2122 with listener letters. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11845 at 1237 with CC transmission with Indian vocals and domestic music. (Sellers, BC)

INDONESIA—Radio Republic Indonesia, 4870 Wamena (Irian Jaya) with W talk at 1255. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, 9860 with commentary at 0320 and 9840 at 0321 closing in AA. (Padazopulos, Greece)

JAPAN—NHK/Radio Japan, 5910 Issoudun at 0413 in JJ, several IDs at 0414 along with familiar theme music, f/by JJ pop. (D’Angelo, PA) 6190 in (l) KK at 1230. 11685 via Singapore at 1310 with news in (l) Bengali to India, 17810 at 0450 with animated talk by M/W in JJ, NHK time pips and tone at TOH before close. (Brossell, WI) 17540 via Cypress Creek at 2130 with ID by M/W, then M with news in PP. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYSIA—Asyik FM, 6050 at 1200 with “Asyik FM, Asyik FM” after a song, then M with possible news in Bahasa Malay. (Sellers, BC)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico DF, 6185 at 0107 with IDs by W, several mentions of Mexico in an SS discussion with several men from remote locations on a variety of topics. (D’Angelo, PA) 0307 with opera and a discussion in SS. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio  New Zealand International, 9700 at 1321 on the effect of ISIS in the Pacific region. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIA—Nigerian Army Radio, 13775 via France in both EE and Hausa, full EE ID (one of several) at 0630: “This is the Nigerian Army Radio, broadcasting on 11825 kHz in the 25 meter band and 13775 in the 21 meter band, We bring you news, views and comment”. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1314 on why Socialism/Communism is best. (Brossell, WI) 12015 at 1408 with a military chorus, then W in RR. (Barton, AZ)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait 0050 with recitations to TOH, then W with AA talks, f/by M with apparent commentary on Iran/Iraq with occasional brief fanfares and western instrumentals. (Wood, MA) 2150-2159* with continuous AA talk to carrier abruptly cut at 2159. (D’Angelo, PA)

OPPOSITION—Denge Kurdistane, (to Iran via France), 11600 at 0325 with non-stop regional music, then M with Kurdish ID and news, more music from 0406, then talk feature at 0416 and frequent mentions of Kurdistan. (D’Angelo, PA)
Coda Khaatumo, (to Somalia via France), with talks in (l) Somali at 1715. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), with talks in KK at 1252. (Brossell, WI)
PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC National Radio, 6075 via Shepparton at  1113 time check and ID. (Sellers, BC) 1128 with a translated interview of a FF-speaking squash player at the Pacific Games, 12025 via Brandon (Australia), at 0700 with sports p-b-p, mentioned Port Moresby as one of the teams. (Barton, AZ) 0818-0852 with coverage of the 2015 Pacific Games with anmts for national identity registration and Airlines PNG, later news coming up at 7 o’clock. The PNG team was doing well with four gold medals. Also at 0700-0732 with ID and W with news and an update on the medal tally at the now-ended 2015 Pacific Games. (D’Angelo, PA)

PIRATES—Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 2353-0025* with oldies rock, ID “This is Northwoods Radio,“. Also mentioned 6935 upper sideband with closedown at 0924 f/by CW. (D’Angelo, PA) 2358 with numbers by Blues Image, AC/DC, etc. IDs and   email address given often, (Lobdell, MA)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6924.2 at 0035-0106+ with songs, ID, email “Captain Morgan Shortwave at gmail dot com." (D’Angelo, PA) Also 6925 at 0145 with the Captain and pgm of blues, short ID at 0147. Also on 6974.9u at 0210 with The Beat Goes On show playing oldies. First time heard in USB for awhile. (Lobdell, MA)
WDDR, 6950u at 0034-0106 with M hosting rock pgm with belated Independence Day and requests from the HF underground. (D’Angelo, PA)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0156 with a pop song and an ID. (Lobdell, MA) 0112-0311 with a large variety of pop/rock numbers, SSTV/FAX effects at 0309 close. (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0306 with music features until echo effect ID at 0311 by M f/by familiar SSTV and SFX. (D’Angelo, PA)
The Ghost Shortwave, 6950 at 2340 with several rock things, feature about 60s assassinations, several nice IDs, email as: (D’Angelo, PA) 6873.5 at 0050 poorly heard, ID obtained from HFC and 0245 with rock, 6932.3 at 0409 with distorted audio, also poor. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0106 with an OTR comedy pgm, but at just  a poor level, almost fair during peaks. (D’Angelo, PA) 0325 with Duffy’s Tavern and other old time radio shows, complete with commercials and network air checks, 0351 with “Colgate Comedy Hour of Fun; Dennis Day and comls for Lustre Kreme shampoo and Colgate tooth powder, seems  to be 24 hrs now (and hats off to them!) (KB2DMD, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6923u at 0001 with pop/rock, frequent IDs, This apparent new station was “hampered by peskies” as time went on, 6925u at 2215-2313* testing with some Beach Boys, Four Tops and off with the Star Spangled Banner. (Lobdell, MA)
Abu Dhabi Radio, (Euro), 6240 at 0000-0003 with a vocal, ID per HFU, also 6285 at 2320-00187* with pops and instls, ID at 0017 and “All the Best” at 0018*. (Lobdell, MA) 6305 at 0120 with oldies. Rarely plays whole songs, just part of them. (Lobdell, MA)
Ringo Radio, 6935u at 0026-0039 with tunes by Ringo Star and M with IDs and email info between numbers. (Lobdell, WI)
Akai Radio, (Euro), 6305 with John Fogerty numbers and frequent IDs in EE and DD. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio GaGa, 6925u at 0041 weak in light static, also 0118 with pops from the 60s and 70s. (Hassig, IL) 6932.3 at 0032 with pops. (KB2DMD, PA)
XLR8, 6925u at 0300 with soul and terse IDs, 6955u at 2354-0005 with oldies pop, usual short X-L-R-8 IDs by M. (Lobdell, MA)
Brockett 99, 6930u at 2320 at 2320-0021* with a parody of an FM station on an Alberta Indian reservation, things by AC-DC, fake ads, news and interview with a C/W singer. (Lobdell, MA)
SCR536, 6935 at 0028-0040* with report on fighting with Japanese on Saipan, then a report on D-Day in Europe. Station’s name is supposedly that of a WWII hand-held Army walkie talkie. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0137 with the usual rock and DJ banter. (Hassig, IL)  6945u at 0340 with various rock things and talk, 0246-0353 with the usual live show hosted by “Dick Weed” and assistant “Stavin” with a variety of rock, including listener requests, Weed said that an eQSL would be posted on the HFU to download. 6935 at 0201-0345* with request pgm of rock and pop, shout outs to posters on the HFU. (Lobdell, MA)
New Horizons Shortwave, 6935u at 0020 with tribute to the flyby of Pluto and song “ground control to Major Tom." Email: (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925v at 0102 with urban contemporary things and rap. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Trump, 6935u at 0115-0123* several oldies along with audio clips of Donald Trump on climate change and other topics, IDs and gmail of (D’Angelo, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7430-Galbeni closing down in EE at 2255. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9765-Tiganesti at 2320 with W in SS, talk features and brief instl interludes, 11700-Tiganesi at 2346-2357* with W in SS hosting music pgm, M with ID and closedown anmts at 2354, IS at 2356, 11795-Tiganesti at 2351 with W in SS, closing transmission, light instl and IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 11830-Galbeni at 0310 on the Greek financial crisis, //11810. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0451 with several M discussing African continental topics. W with ID at 0423 and mention of VOA News, another ID at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 15455 at 1710 with talks in (l) Zomi-Chin. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 17560 with Qur’an recitations at 1650. (Brossell, WI) 17660-Riyadh at 1512 with W in FF, ME instls, alternating with W talks. (D’Angelo, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 9540-Kranji with BBC News. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 15575 at 1330 with mailbag pgm including email and snail mail letters. (Barton, AZ) 1410 with talks in KK. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDEN—IBRA Radio, 12045 via Wertachtal with Radio Ibraham, features and talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan, 9680 with talks and promos in Mandarin at 1405. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND15590 at 0016-0029 with EE news, promos, features and PSAs. Seemingly gone when the antenna pattern changed at BOH. First time heard in several months. (D’Angelo, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1231, 9530 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1440, 15110 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2153, 15385 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 0020, 17585 Lampertheim Relay in Tibetan at 1404 and 17895 via Vatican with African News Tonight.  (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9400-Sitkunai at 0112 with M in (l) Uyghur, music clips and various talks with some telephone remotes. (D’Angelo, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15360 via Sri Lanka in (l Urdu at 1543 with flutes in the background, 17575 via France in Somali at 1652. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Payam E-Doost, 7460 via Moldova at 0232 with talks in (l) Farsi. (Brossell, WI)
FG Radio, 11580 via Okeechobee at 2300-2315, opened with ID as “worldwide in shortwave, this is FG Radio”, FF ID at 2309 f/by a vocal and closing ID. Closed with a John Denver number before WRMI ID by Ian McFarland. (D’Angelo, PA) (Formerly the EU News Network - gld)
WEWN, 15610-Vandiver (AL) at 2118 with a promo for their website, then talk about Jesus and the Church, (Sellers, BC) 
WWCR, 15825-Nashville at 2121 in SS mentioning several Central American countries. (This is SS on M-F and EE on weekends.) (Sellers, BC)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 15595 in AA at 1646. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM–Voice of Vietnam in RR at 1232. (Brossell, WI)

Hat’s off, congrats and high fives to the following good guys who did the good thing this month: Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Dave Valko, Dunlow, PA; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA;  Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC. Thanks to each of you!

Until next month: Keep On, keepin’ on!

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