Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 2016 Shortwave Loggings

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1130 with W ancr in CC and some Christmas music, EE pgm at 1200 opening with several IDs, pgm previews and Postcards from Alaska feature. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 11710-General Pacheco at 0340 in EE (normally in FF at this time) with M focusing on technology, cool ID at 0342 with ancr naming several cities, as “RAE ports of call”, then gorgeous Argentine ballads interspersed with EE/SS IDs. (NIkolich, IL) 15345 at 2328 with SS talks. (Brossell, WI) 2345 M with music pgm. (Barton, AZ)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay Station, 11810-English Bay at 2152 on the Paris climate change conference and British-American Tobacco Co. bribery in Africa, //12095 also via Ascension. (Taylor, WI) With world news at 2100. (Brossell, WI) 15400 with news at 1702, 17640 at 1655 with sports. (Padazopulos, Greece)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia,17840-Shepparton at 2117 on investments in Australia. (Brossell, WI)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1134 with M/W ancrs playing songs, 1200 with ID and news, more music features. CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1323 on the overall job outlook there. (Brossell, WI) 4910-Tennant Creek at 1230 with a nice signal in downtown Chicago. W host and pop songs, though none of the 90-meter Aussies were audible. (Nikolich, IL) 1220-1232 with talk, then ABC news at BOH, //4835. (Delibert, MD)
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), 9900 at 1204 in (l) Burmese.
(Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11680-Moosbrunn at 1832 with two men talking in AA. (Taylor, WI)

BANGLADESH—Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka, 9455 at 1332 in Nepali service; M with brief talk, continuous local music to carrier termination, 15105 from *1228 with O/C, IS, 5+1 time pips, opening ID anmts, news and commentary. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

BOLIVIA—Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 6135 at 2357 in SS playing LA pops, ancr closing pgm, 0000 with ID and SW, MW, FM frequencies. (Sellers, BC)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 4940 at 2055-2101* with W in EE, tribal vocals, mention of the Africa service, formal ID and closedown. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 6080 at 2120 with Country Hits USA. (Sellers, BC) 7275 at 0511 with talk on Nigerian issues. (KB2DMD, PA) 13670 at 2157 with M/W in (l) Bambara, //11810. (Taylor, WI)

BRAZIL(All in PP. – gld)
Voz Missonaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0915 with M ancr and a long medley of upbeat songs. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria, 11735 at 1000 with numerous IDs and an instl version of “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.” (KB2DMD, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11765 at 0330 with M and music, crystal clear ID at 0407. (Nikolich, IL)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 with PP talks at 2335. (Brossell, WI) 0440 with M and vocal selections. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0120 with M hosting pops and PP versions of U.S. oldies. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 0305 with wonderful music and M ancr. Several IDs before abrupt close at 0335. (Nikolich, IL)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 15190 at 2108 with M on a PA speaking to a crowd. (KB2DMD, PA)

CHINA—China Radio International, 7215-Jinhua at 1313 with W in JJ and ARO QRM, //7325-Xi’an and 7365-Urumqi at 1317 with W in Hindi (Taylor, WI) 9645-Beijing at 1200 with EE news. (Barton, AZ) 9760-Kunming at 1222 on texting while driving in the U.S. or China, 15110-Urumqi in Mandarin at 1222,15560-Kashi on the Chinese economy at 1214. (Brossell, WI) 9875-Kashi in EE at 1815. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China National Radio/CPBS: Voice of the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou with a U.S. ballad at 1159, time pips at 1200 and into Mandarin, Xiziang PBS, 6200-Lhasa (Tibet) in (l) Tibetan at 1252, CPBS, 7275-Beijing in Mandarin at 1045. (Brossell, WI)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5040-Bauta and 6000-Quivican in SS at 0243. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 4765 in SS at 0301. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Rebelde, 5025-Quivican with SS comments at 0243. (Padazopulos, Greece)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9800-Abis (p) at 2107 in FF, M/W ancrs. The usual audio problems, but still readable. (Taylor, WI)

ENGLANDBBC, 7490-Thailand Relay at 2357 with slow music and an ID. (KB2DMD, PA) 12095-Talata with news at 1500, 17830 via South Africa at 1655.  (Padazopulos, Greece) 15500 Oman Relay, at 1314 with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995-Issoudun in FF at 0226. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 6125 via South Africa at 0312 in
(l) Swahili. (Brossell, WI) 12005 via Issoudun at 1827 with a correspondent report in Hausa, then an ID. (Taylor, WI)
Rhein Main Radio Club,11580 via Okeechobee at 2205 with the EDXC Conference Special. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEERT Open (aka the Voice of Greece), 9420-Avlis at
1837 and M in Greek with long talks and pauses. Greek music at 2136. (Taylor, WI) 0358 with both Greek and EE anmts f/by a music pgm featuring a good variety of Greek and non-Greek tunes. (Ervine, TX)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9890-Agat at 2108 with W in KK. (Taylor, WI) 15320 with Sat/Sun Wavescan EE pgm at 2347. (Sellers, BC)
Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9910 at 1210 with M speaking in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, (p) 4055 Chiquimula, at 1318 in SS and M ancr over contemporary religious music. (Taylor, WI) 0254 with hymns. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9445 with 2045 sign on in EE with ID an
quickly into news. (Sellers, BC) 9950-Kingsway with their General Overseas Service at 2059 with SEA music and off, 11670 (p) Bengaluru at 1833 with news in EE,12025-Panaji (Goa) at 1828 in Malay, hybrid South Asian/western music, tone at 1830 and off. (Taylor, WI) 11560-Panaji (Goa), at 1503 in Pashto hosting pgm of Indian vocals. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 15050-Delhi in (l) Tamil at 1152, 17705-Bengaluru in Mandarin at 1228. (Brossell, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 7225-Kalamabad in SS at 0243. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9590-Kalamabad in Bosnian at 2129, W ancr, chiming instls, apparent beginning of another pgm, 9630-Kalamabad in Albanian at 2129, M ancr over music. Off at 2123, 11675-Kalamabad at 1323 in Urdu. M ancr with music bridges, //11730. (Taylor, WI) 15750 in AA at 1347. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK World Radio Japan, 9765 at 1707 with songs in EE and talk in JJ, 11665 in JJ at 2231. (Taylor, WI) 11665 in JJ at 2155, 2200 ID. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 at 1115 with M/W in JJ. (Barton, AZ) 1140-1156 with M in JJ and brief instl segments. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 6055 in JJ at 1106. (Brossell, WI)

MALAYSIASarawak FM, 9835 at 1157 with W and Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico DF, 6185 in SS with Mexican instls, SS ID at 0046, then W talk. (Sellers, BC)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki with an ID at 1057, IS and weather for the Pacific at 1100. (Brossell, WI) 15720 at 0355 with steel guitars. (Barton, AZ)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 7395 via Nauen with oldies pop and M ancr at 0012. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 2044 in Hausa, M/W with many mentions of Nigeria. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, 6090 at 2046-2100* with tribal vocals and M in (p) Hausa and brief talks. Quick anmt at 2059, music fanfare and off. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 6170 at 1113-1129 with operatic vocals hosted by W and brief EE talks, ID, schedule and closedown anmts, IS at 1130 then about to open in another language. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 9435-Kujang at 1117 with a large chorus of patriotic music. (Barton, AZ) 1422 M with “news” about trade with Australia and many mentions of DPRK, then operatic music and into KK. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1226 with emphatic talks by M in KK. (Brossell, WI)
Korea Central Broadcasting Station, 2850 at 1230 with W and long talk in KK. (Barton, AZ)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 9740 in AA at 2350. (Brossell, WI) 15140 at 1410-1500 with M DJ in EE playing the top 25 hits of the year. Interrupted at 1451 with a prayer, then back to the hits until AA took over at 1500. (Nikolich, IL)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (to China via Tajikistan), 15540 in (l) Tibetan at 1307. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kuristania (to Iran, via Issoudun), 9400 at 1335 with phone line talk and background music. (Perry, IL) 1836 in Kurdish with W interviewing M, QRM from WRMI on 9395. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Dabanga (to Sudan via Madagascar), 13800 at 1531 in AA with M ancr and correspondent report. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Chosun, (South Korea to North), 7515 at 1407. M ancr with W joining later, into KK pop at 1411. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 at 1420 with W in KK over a noise jammer. (Barton, AZ)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., Manilla, 12070 in Mandarin at 2353. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 11945 in Mandarin at 1057. (Brossell, WI) 15355 at *2255 with IS and several IDs alternating, then mentioning that the Filipino language pgm was to start at 2300. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

PIRATES—The Crystal Ship Relay Service, 6850 at 2220 with “John Poet” and The Beat Goes On pgm. (Lobdell, MA) 2236 with psychedelic things and other 1960s oldies. tcssshortwave@gmail.com. Also 2240 with “Crystal Ship Bubble Gum Express” songs. (Hassig, IL) 6876 at 2350-2356* with misc. rock/pop, ID by M then the “traditional pirate song.” (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950 at 2128 with Dick Weed (w/out Stavin) and lots of things, phone-ins requested to 302-689-6090. (Lobdell, WI)
Stress Radio (Euro), 6270 at 2343 with Dutch polkas and talk by “The Black Bandit”. (Lobdell, MA)
Fredrick Chopin Radio, 6950.1 at 2215 with classical piano. ID by M at 2257 close. (Lobdell, MA)
WABC/Russ Night Oldie Goldie Radio, 6955 at 0121 with “dance” things, WABC ID, promos for the Chicken Man feature, many more tunes and a hyper DJ. Off after the “Happy Trails” song. (Hassig, IL)
Midnight Radio, 6930u at 0022-0029+ with Ave Maria by M opera singer, short ID before fade out or perhaps sign off. (Lobdell, MA) 6950 at 2251, poor with tinny audio. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975 at 0308 weak with pops. xfmshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
Cold Country Canada, 6925 at 2247 with the song “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. (Hassig, IL) 6925 at 2241-2300 with pop/rock oldies, ID’ing as being on 6969. (Lobdell, MA)
Girl Scout Radio, 6910 at 2248 with dance and rap things and an ad in a young girl’s voice. (Hassig, IL) 2317-0004* with frequent IDs, rap things and PSA for the Girl Scouts. (Lobdell, MA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6950 at 2054-2140* with a rock number, full ID, spoken CW and U.S. national anthem at close. (Lobdell, MA) 2047-2142, M with several IDs, rock and SSTV. Closed with the national anthem.  amphetamineradio@gmail.com for reports. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
Bangalore Preacher, 6951 at 2312-2320* reading numbers, Lincolnshire Poacher music notes, some catch phrases. Most in an EE- accented Indian language. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)
TNX1138, 6925 at 1835 with several rock things. Ancd as using 25 watts. New station. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 2232-2343 with “Rick Blaine” and several 1940 tunes, ID at 2235. (D’Angelo, PA) 2322-2345+ with tunes by Betty Grable, Lew Stone, Ethel Merman, etc., audio clips from the Casablanca movie, which “Shazam” said came from Movie Themes Vol. 17. (Lobdell, MA)
Voice of Pearl Harbor, 6950 at 1405-1432* signing on with air raid sirens, ID by M, news reports on the bombing and FDRs “Day of Infamy” speech. (Lobdell, MA)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 2300 with dance things, but weak and getting weaker. Also 2315 with dance things. (Hassig, IL) 2340-2350 with a song, short ID by M and fade out. (Lobdell, MA)
WMID, 6880 at *2105-2149* with “Uncle Schlekstein’s Christmas Special” and several non-carols. (Lobdell, MA)
Wolverine Radio, 6930u at 0045 with pop/rock and big band Christmas songs. (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 0035 with old vocal standards, ID and on to a pgm of “world” themes and IDs every third song. (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0158-0215 with songs containing the word “kisses”. Usual short “Wolverine Radio” IDs by M plus SSTV sounds, (Lobdell, MA)
WHYP, 3440 at 0135-0230* with a “Christmas Through the Years” parody and host Jay Smilstein. (Lobdell, MA)
Laser Hot Hits (Ireland), 4026 at 0307 M ancr over slow instls, laser SFX. (KB2DMD, PA)
X Minus One, 6925u at 0109 with an old time Christmas radio drama, seasonal things and big band music. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Fusion Radio, 6930u at 2339 with punk and heavy metal rock. (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925u at 0123-0152*. (Lobdell, MA) 0135 with blues/rock. (Hassig, IL)
Moonbeam Radio, 6930u with blues at 2234. (Hassig, IL)
Renegade Radio, 6935u at 2218 with song "Mexican Radio." (Hassig, IL)
Radio Bingo, 6950 at 2133 with a bingo game (won by John T. Arthur), ID as “6955 Radio Bingo – steel belted” (Lobdell, MA) 6951 at 2127 poor with M talking and laughter. (Hassig, IL)
X-FM Radio, 6955 at 0140 saying “X-FM will begin in ? minutes”, start with music, then fading and really only audible at peaks with Redhat’s unmistakable voice. (Taylor, WI)
Chairman of the Board Radio, 6925u at 2310 with Sinatra songs, M ancr. Off at 2334. (Taylor, WI)
Partial India Radio, 6900 at 2349 with spy/numbers, Beatles things, fading into indistinct talk and then lost. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Azteca, 6900 at 0104 with a waltz, ID, and talk fading in and out. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 11800-Tiganesti in SS at 0228. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, 6080 with Daybreak Africa at 0305.
(Brossell, WI) 15580 at 1540 with EE and music. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11820 at 2153 with recitations and occasional AA ancr. (Sellers, BC)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 3915 at 2211 with typical BBC EE features. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 6195 at 2205 with ID, news and The Story Hour. (Sellers, BC)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia International, 7570 via WRMI with EE news at 2101. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0309-0328 with news in EE with M and news. Poor, but //6155 was very good. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 0311 with news about South Africa and other parts of Africa, some with an ID at the outro. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0152 with pops, M/W ancrs in Afrikaans. A drama pgm began featuring music from Peter Gunn. More pops after that and station ID at 0230. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 0314 in Afrikaans. W with contemporary music. (Taylor, WI) 0513 with W and phone interviews in Afrikaans. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 with news of Korea at 1310. (Brossell, WI)

SUDANSudan Radio, 7205 in AA at 0316. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Africa, 9505-Al Aitahab, 1807-1842 with W in EE describing songs and artists to 1830, then dead until the start of AA at 1839. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SURINAMERadio Apinte, Paramaribo, 4990 at 0245 with vocals and rap. Checked several times but this was the best reception. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, 3200-Manzani at 0257 ending hymn, M preacher, 0300 ID and into another EE religious pgm, 3240 at 0310 in Shona with M preaching, 9500 at 1841 with M ancr, then interview with a W. (Taylor, WI) 4775 in Lomwe at 0345. Good, but some UTE QRM. (Perry, IL) 3200 at *0254 with music box IS, EE ID, and into Ndebele, 9500 at 1853-1902* with M in Swahili. Familiar IS closing pgm, 9940 at *1903 with IS, ID and opening in Lingala, IS again and start of FF at 1935. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9735 at 1153 with W in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 9895 via Wooferton at 1900 in FF. ID, M ancr, anthem, W ancr. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390-Udorn at 2043 ending EE news. Another language started at 2045. Used LSB to avoid splatter from 5 kHz up, 13745 at 0002-0029* with EE news and PSAs, ads for Bangkok Airways and “12 Core Values of Thailand”. Paused at 0029 for antenna change then nothing more was heard. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 12035-Emirler at 1355 with Letterbox in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15450 with news at 1304. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America,7235 Northern Marinas Relay at 1349 in the KK service, 11785-Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1214, 11990 Philippine Relay in (l) KK at 1221,15630 via France in (l) Tigrinya at 1915. (Brossell, WI) 15580 Greenville at 2131 with Country Hits USA. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Ashna, 12075 via Wooferton at 1527 with M in Dari speaking at some length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 13830 via Tajikistan at 1210 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 7485 Kuwait Relay at 2100 signing on in RR. ID as “Goverit Radio Svoboda” and into news. (Sellers, BC)
Trans World Radio, 9810 via Sri Lanka at 0054 with a hymn, 0057 ancr with an ID, closing anmts and W with echo effect in (l) Karen language. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio,15265 via Nauen in (l) Punjabi at 1505. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 15640 Palau relay with a sermon at 1218. (Brossell, WI)

VATICANVatican Radio, 9660 with a report on the Ebola virus at 0306. (Brossell, WI)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corp., 6015 at 0313 with M in Swahili, some local music, retuned at 0400 for news. Again at 0254 sign on, 5+1 time pips at 0300. Then W in Swahili. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) 11735, Dole, at 1814 in Swahili. Domestic music and W ancr. (Taylor, WI) 2030-2130 excellent with great selection of regional pops extended an extra half hour and an interview between M and a young girl. Plug pulled promptly at 2131. (Nikolich, IL) 2046 with local music, M with news at 2047, more anmts including some Swahili rap, 2104 SFX and several “Spice FM” IDs, then more rap. (Sellers, BC) Very good at 2025, but with some sort of swooshing QRM. (Perry, IL)

That’ll wrap us up for this time! High fives, fist bumps and back slaps for the following shortwave stalwarts who cane through this time: 

Chris Lobdell, Tweeksbury, MA
Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA
Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL
Mike Nikolich, N9OVQ, Lake Barrington, IL
Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD
Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FCDX (French Creek DXpedition, PA)
Mark Taylor, Madison, WI
Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC
William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL
Jerry Ervine, Mission, TX
Dave Valko, Dunbar, PA
Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI
Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece
Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ.

The list keeps growing! Isn’t it time you joined the team?

Until next month, keep on keepin’ on!

No comments:

Post a Comment