Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, 7355 at 1236 with M in slow EE, 1238 ID as “KNLS English Hour” and contact info, 9615 at 1425 beginning Radio Propagation for Beginners. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 5865 via Issoudun with Holy Qur’an service at 0419. (Sellers, BC)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 at 2309 with SS news, music at 2311. (Sellers, BC) 2328 with SS ID, time pips and instls. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, at 2100 with world news. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia, 9680 at 1333 with Saturday Night Country, // unheard on 12065. Poor on //12085. (Sellers, BC) 12095 at 1204 with a report from Amnesty Watch in Zimbabwe. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9625 with W ancr in II and a hymn at 2238. (Taylor, WI) 9720-Kununurra at 1229 with an EE ID, then into (l) Indonesian, 9900 in (l) Burmese at 1214, off a minute later, 15550 at 1207 in (l) Taiwanese. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Radio Austria International, 6155-Moosbrunn, in GG at 0610 with news, brief bit of music, then off. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL—(all in PP – gld)
Voz  Missionaria, Camboria, 5939.9 at 0506 with M and mostly pop-style seeming Christian songs. Needed USB to escape heavy QRM from 5935. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 15190 at 2139-2206, f/by discussion with M and long talk. Instls, canned ID at 2146, frequency anmts at 2158, vocals at TOH. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 0002. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, 15580 at 1902 with world news. (Brossell, WI)

CANADA—CFRX-Toronto, 6070 at 0400 with comls, ID and back to The Late Shift pgm. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960 Albania Relay with M/W and EE pgm apparently called Roundtable.  Canned ID at 2146 then talks on CC women being happier than men. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 7215 Jinhua/Xi’an at 1302 with JJ from Jinhua combined with Mandarin from Xi’an. Mark asks “Why interfere with yourself?  Must be a mess in Asia, too.” 9410-Kashi at 2232 in PP. (Taylor, WI) 13575-Urumqi at 1226 with W in RR,15600-Kunming at 1230 in (l) Malay, 17560-Kashi with a conversation in FF. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/CPBS: Xizang PBS 4820 Lhasa (Tibet) at 2206-2238 with TT language talk, ID and fanfare at 2230, f/by news. 4940-Fuzhou with W in Mandarin at 1200. (Brossell, WI) 5935 PBS-Xizang at 1122 in Mandarin at 1122 with an apparent radio drama and a second M speaking over and continuing crowd sound effects, then into music, PBS-Xinjiang, Changii (p) 5960 at 1127 with M in Mandarin, PBS-Schuan 2 Xichang (p) at 1148 with CC ballads, 1200 fanfare ID, 6120-Xinjiang (p) at 1219 with M in in Mongolian. (Taylor, WI) 6060 CNR-1, 15610 at 1119-1145 with several CC promo anmts, later a discussion with talk, laughter and conversation, time pips and apparent ID at 1130, f/by news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA), 7260-Xinjiang (p) in Mandarin with music and M ancr at 1215. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIA—Radio Alcaravan, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0415 with SS songs, time check and ID at 0442. (Sellers, BC) 0518 with segued LA pop, 0529 time check and SS ID. Transmitter hum was heard during music pauses. (Sellers, BC)
La Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010.1 in SS at 0443 with Christian songs including one in EE, ID and more religious songs. (Sellers, BC) 0545 with pop songs, ballads and a couple of songs in EE plus several IDs. (Sellers, BC)

CUBA—Radio Progresso, Batua, 4765 at 0128 with M/W in SS at 0129, jingle at 0130, M/W ancrs continue at 0131 and a “Radio Progresso” ID. (Taylor, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 12070 at 2358 with presumed AA news. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC, 5875-Thailand Relay at 1325 with Newshour and a promo for the Discovery science pgm. ID at 1330, 12095 via Madagascar at 1507 with Sportsworld. (Sellers, BC) 15330 Oman Relay at 1304 in (l) Uzbek. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY—DW Radio, 7425 Rwanda Relay at 0505 with ID and news. 9800 via South Africa at 0410 on Burundi. (Sellers, BC)

GREECE—Helliniki Radiophonia, 15600 with Greek talks at 2007. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0210 in SS, possible preaching, piano instl. (Taylor, WI) 0604 with their NA sung by a children’s chorus. Off at 0608. (Sellers, BC)

GUAM—KTWR, 9975 in Mandarin at 1235. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9445 at 2229 with closing anmts and off at 2230, 9910-Aligarh at 2258 with IS and scheduled Hindi at 2300. (Sellers, BC) 9690 at 1341 with news report on the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to London. (Sellers, BC) 9870 with the the Vividh BharatI service via Bengaluru and Hindi songs at 1256. (Sellers, BC) 11840-Delhi at 1206 in Mandarin, 15040-Bengalaru in Burmese at 1222. (Brossell, WI)
TWR India, 12025 at 1427 in (l) Kuruk. ID at 1428 and contact info, 1430 into (l) Sadri. (Sellers, BC)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 9560-Yamata in Mandarin with W/M ancrs. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nikkei, 6055 at 1200 with instls and anmts in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 6155 with Western pop. EE ID “You’re listening to R-N-2”, f/by W in JJ. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIA—Sarawak FM, 9835-Kuching noted with Qur’an recitations at 1154. (Brossell, WI

MOROCCO—Radio Medi Un, 9575 Nador, with talks in AA at 2339. (Sellers, BC) 2347. (Brossell, WI)

MYANMAR—Radio Thazin, Pyn U Lwin, 6165 in EE at 1435 with news to 1440, country song. Poor, with heavy QRM from co-channel AIR. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDS—The Mighty KBC, 7395 via Nauen at 0105 with “Uncle Eric” hosting pgm of 1970s selections, jingle IDs, ads and email requests. (D’Angelo, PA) 0126 in EE. (Taylor, WI)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand, Rangitaiki, 9700 at 1206 with weather for the Pacific region and an ID. (Brossell, WI) 11725 at 0510 with sports news, promo for morning report, then a weather report. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIA—Voice of Nigeria, 7255 in Hausa at 0620 with possible news. Man and mentions of Nigeria. Fair, // 9690 was good. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 6090 very strong at 2050 with pleasant Afro pop ballads. (Perry, IL)

NORTH KOREA—Voice of Korea, 9435 at 1416-1428* with operatic vocals hosted by W with EE talk, several IDs, closedown anmts at 1426. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 13760 at 0508 with classical songs, //9445,11735 and 15180. (Sellers, BC)
Peoples Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 1330 in KK with anmts, time pips (1330 is their TOH) and M speaking emphatically. (Sellers, BC) 15180 with talks in KK at 1225. (Brossell, WI)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait, with AA songs at 2015. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Dandal Kura Radio, 11830 (to Nigeria via Issoudun) at 2015-2059* with mostly talks in Kanuri and short segments of local music, ID, email address, website info and Gmail address at close. Instl music to carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Sagalee Oromo (to Somalia via France), 15525 at 1600-1630 in Oromo through Freedom in Christ Ministries. (Perry, IL) 17850 at 1626-1630* W in EE before a live audience, M after that with brief EE remarks, then carrier off. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Fabrik Salzburg (p) (pgm from Salzburg, Germany, via Bulgaria or Romania), 15515. This pgm has taken the place of Raadiyo Warra Wangeelaa. This is Saturdays only at 1500-1530. EIBI says it’s in Oromo; Aoki shows  EE. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of Khaatuma (to Somalia via France), 17850 at 1627-1630 with two M in Somali, f/by HOA music. Closedown at 1630. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North via Taiwan), 6003 in KK at 1055. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Chosun (to North Korea from South), 7515 at 1421 with W in KK, fanfare, speech by M. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of the Wilderness (to North Korea via Uzbekistan), 7620 in (p) Korean with W talk and a music bridge. (Sellers, BC)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 6600-Gyeongge-do (p) at 1223 in KK. Strident-speaking W. (Taylor, WI)

PERU—Radio Tarma, Tarma, 4755 at 2318 with long SS talk f/by nice pgm of OA vocals and IDs but suffering CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., 9405-Bocaue at 2233 in Mandarin with W in Mandarin and mellow hymns. (Taylor, WI) 9920 at 1204 in the (l) Rade language. (Brossell, WI) 2252 with repeated IDs. Into scheduled Hmong at 2300. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15450 in (l) Burmese at 1138. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6925 at 2346-2357 with pgm of blues, IDs between numbers. (D’Angelo, PA)
WMID, 6880 at 2328-2348* with mostly rock/pop, IDs by M. No contact info but they have been responding to postings on HF Underground. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Casablanca, 6950.7 at 0015-0027*, 1930s music and several IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1 at 0059. A minute of O/C, then on with contemporary things, 0004 with industrial dance things and periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2301 with music and a shouting voice. (Taylor, WI) 2330 weak with a variety of songs. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6950 at 0001-0050* with songs containing the word “black," ID and SSTV image at close. (Lobdell, MA) 0008 with usual songs on an “Emotions” theme.  Good and still going at 0200. (Taylor, WI) 0025-0205 with common theme of feelings, SSTV/FAX at 0203, 0114 with songs containing the word “black." SSTV/FAX at 0048. (Hassig, IL)
Amphetamine Radio, 6930 at 2340-2350 with rock, ID, request for reports, then off after NA. (Lobdell, MA) 2347. (Hassig, IL)
Rave On Radio, 6925u at 2307 with Grateful Dead. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6925u at 2238-2315 fade with Dick Weed, (no Savin' heard) with various rock things. Good until rapid fade began at 2312. (Lobdell, MA) 2319. Dick Weed with various numbers, taking phone calls. (Hassig, IL)
WJD, 3230 (l) with dance things at 0220, 6920 at 2317 with “War of the Worlds”. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975/6965 at 0215 with a variety of rock/pop. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0l26 with Amos ‘n Andy; 0350 with Mel Blanc and big band instl music. (Hassig, IL)
WLIS (ID per HF Underground) 6950 at 0025 weak voice with very occasional music, up briefly with an interval signal, though I couldn’t remember which one it was. (Taylor, WI)
RTM, 6930 at 2345, but very noisy, just bits of audio. (Hassig, IL)
Rave on Radio, 6925u at 2301 with ID, weak music level. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 15170 at 2108 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI)
Raadiyo Warra Wangeelaa, (home base?), 15515 at 1516 in Oromo. This Christiian pgm is brokered by IRRS-Italy and broadcasts only Saturdays from 1500-1530 towards the HOA. Heard with religious talk, local music, 1525, ID, anmts and music. Website info and ID. Off at 1529:45. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0408 interviewing a Liberian official. (Sellers, BC)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 3915-Kranji at 2236-2250 with a feature on Britain’s most notorious killer. Slowly fading with periodic amateur QRM, and completely gone by 2250. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9740 at 1200 with world news. (Brossell, WI) 11955 at 2346 with an interview and ID. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRCA—Channel Africa, 6155-Meyerton at 0300-0341 with W and ID, anmts, news in EE. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0114-0146 with M/W ancrs in Afrikaans, laughter and short music segments, ID at 0130. CODAR marred reception. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SOLOMON ISLANDS—SIBC, 5020 at 1102 with local news, ID at 1107. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 11810 at 2247 on Korean food and KK folk music. (Sellers, BC) 15575 with KK talks at 1431. (Brossell, WI)
KBS Hanminjok-Hwaseong (p) in KK with M ancr and martial music. (Taylor, WI)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 15490 at 2000 with live sporting event coverage in SS. (Brossell, WI)

SUDAN—Radio Sudan, Al Aitahab, 7205 at 0253 in AA with Qur’an recitations. Some abrupt breaks, 0300 with time pips, ID, fanfare, another ID. (Taylor, WI) Voice of Africa, 9505, at 1852-1930 with Hausa service and W hosting African music then a M took over at 1902. Final closedown anmt and brief IS, then off. (D’Angelo, PA) Bombing in at 1909. (Nickolich, IL)  Good signal and Qur’an recitations at 2015. (Perry, IL)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 7445 at 1228 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand, 5875-Udorn at 1120-1130* in Khmer, mostly M talk up to close, 9390 at 1239 with M/W and news. (Sellers, BC) *1400 sudden sign on, time pip and ID.  (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 5970-Emirler at 2107-2126* with Turkish music, M ancr, TT talks, time pips at TOH, ID and news. 5980-Emirler at 2057 with TT vocals hosted by M ancr in FF. Carrier cut abruptly in mid-song. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9655 with Question of the Month feature on boxing at 0426. (Sellers, BC) 9830 at 2235 with songs in TT. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9490 Thailand Relay at 1205 with (p) news in (l) KK, 11990 Philippine relay at 1216 in (l) KK, 15495-Biblis Relay in (l) Tibetan at 1603 and 15630 via Issoudun in (l) Tigrinya at 1910. (Brossell, WI) 9800 Philippine Relay at 1352 with a KK-EE lesson, 1400 with news and ID. (Sellers, BC) VOA/Deewa Radio 9355 Thailand Relay at 1351 in Pashto hosting recorded reports. (Sellers. BC)
Radio Free Asia,15265 via Tajikistan at 1220 in (l) Tibetan, 15430 Northern Marianas Relay at 1510 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty, 7485 at 2152-2159* in RR with M and news features, remote reports. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 15170 via Nauen with EE ID at 1730 then into (l) Kable. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9930 at 1345 with ID and Christian music. This is Saturday/Sunday only. (Sellers, BC) 9950 via Palau at 1225 with hymns and promo for Doyle Davidson. (Brossell, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11625 at 0512 with a recorded sermon about sins. (Sellers, BC) 13765 at 1734-1757 on travel plans of the Holy Father, ID for the African service then African Panorama pgm, closedown ID, IS and off. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 9840 at 2336 with M/W and Current Affairs pgm. (Sellers, BC) 12000 at 1211 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

Thanks, high fives and fist bumps to the following folks who came through this month: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FCDX – French Creek DXpedition, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Chris Lobdell, Tweksbury, MA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Dan Amoroso, W3DI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL, Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Mike Nikolich, Lake Barrington, IL; and Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD. Thanks to each of you!

Until next month: Good listening and keep on keepin’ on!