Friday, April 29, 2016

May 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1254 with an ID, frequencies and a song until 1259 close. (Sellers, BC) 9655 at 1630 with M/W and monologue in CC indicating the station was unaffected by the 6.8-7.1 level earthquake which was recorded there. (Barton, AZ)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne,7335 at 2154-2300* via France after a tip from Ralph Perry, with AA music and prayers, then still another M with ID, frequency anmts, another vocal, 5 time pips and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, 9460-English Bay, on Israel’s treatment of African migrants. (Sellers, BC) 11660 at 1947-1959 with two M in (l) Hausa to 1959 closedown. (D’Angelo, PA) 11810 at 2107 with an interview about Greece, //9915, 12095 with world news at 2103. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 15240-Shepparton at 2114 with interview about cyclone damage in Fiji, //17840. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 11980 at 2100 signing on with station ID and mention of Daylight Magazine, singing jingle for “Voice of Hope” and into a song. (Sellers, BC)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 9490-Mopeng Hill, at 2122 with EE/FF lesson. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(All in PP. -- gld)
Radio Cultura, Araquara, 3365 with local vocals hosted by M, talks, ID and anmts. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel de Cachoeira, 3375 at 0915 with M hosting local music selections, ID and anmts. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Difusora do Amazonas, Manaus, 4805 at 1013 with M talk f/by W, then several M with a news-type pgm. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeira, 4825 at 2327 with soft instls, M with ID at 2325, then a long talk by W. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Verdes Florestas, Cruzeiro do Sul, 4865 at 1046 with religious talks and short choir segments. ID at end of pgm around 1053 f/by more religious selections. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radiodifusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875.1 (p) at 0351 with contemporary Brazilian music. (Taylor, WI)
Radiodifusora Acreana, Rio Branco 4885 (p) at 0248 with M an excited talk. (Taylor, WI)
Radio RB2, Curitiba, 6040 at 0839 with two W, ID, ads and anmts. (Sellers, BC) 11935 at 0040 several M ancrs, vocals, nice ID at 0100 then another talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9819.4 at 0128 with M ancr and call-ins. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Amazonas, Brasilia, 11780 at 2304 with talks. (Brossell, WI)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0825 carrying DW’s “Africa Link” pgm. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, 11680 via Kostinbrod (Bulgaria) at 1702 in Farsi at 1702. 11600 at 1706 in AA.  (Taylor, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 6100 plus 6155-both Beijing and 7255 Kashi at 1705 with EE news, 7330 and 9710 (both Kashi) at 0220 with SS commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9760-Kunming at 1225 with feature People in the World, 17560-Kashi with FF talks at 1245. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1026 M/W ancrs in (l) Uyghur, apparent ID at 1030 with soft instls. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1104 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 1250 with M in Mandarin and pgm of mellow CC music.
CNR/CPBS Xinjiang PBS, 7205 at 2351-2357* with M/W in (l) Uyghur. Off in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA) CNR-13, 9890 in Uyghur at 2357 with instl, time pips until 0000, then anmts and possible news. (Sellers, BC) CNR-7-Langshi at 0138 in Kazakh. (Taylor, WI) 15480 in Mandarin at 1242. (Brossell, WI)
CNR-1 (jammer) 9660 in with W ancr in Mandarin, then alternating M/W vs. unheard Radio Free Asia, 11695 at 0141 vs RFA with W in Tibetan underneath. (Taylor, WI)
Firedragon jammer, 9480 at 0113 vs unheard RFA in Uyghur. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAl Caravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in SS at 0610. (Perry, IL)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5040-Quivican at 0217 with music, 11760-Bauta with SS news. (Padazopulos, Greece) In SS at 0006. Better on //6060. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 6060-Pichincha with M in SS and Andean music with a hymn at 0903 and into Quechua. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY—Radio Oomrang, via France, 15215 with annual special in EE and German with apparent repeat of last year’s pgm with interview of Amrum islanders, talk of life on the island and many nice IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Rein Main Radio Club, 11580 via WRMI at 2205-2246 and the special EDXC conference interviews with attendees. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEERT/Voice of Greece, 9420 with Greek music at 2126. (Sellers, BC)

GUAMAdventist World Radio/KSDA, 15390-Agat with talks in the (l) Adi language. (Brossell, WI) 15434-Agat at 2238-2259* with Indonesian service, ID, closedown anmts and brief music until off. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0040-0128 with M/W and religious talk in SS, music breaks, IDs and anmts. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) Closing anmts at 0605, f/by national anthem. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 4800-Hyderabad (p) in Telegu with South Asian music, 12025 Panaji (Goa) at 1708 with W ancr and South Asian music, 13640-Bengaluru in Farsi and M ancr. (Taylor, WI) 4820-Kolkata in Bengali with M talking at length, 4920-Chennai in Tamil with M talking. (Taylor, WI) 4920-Chennai at 1300 with M/W ancrs in EE and Hindi playing subcontinental music, 5010-Thiruvananthapuram at 1310. (Nikolich, IL) 9445-Banglauru at 2153 with a Hindi swami preaching in EE. (Sellers, BC) 9705-Panaji (Goa), poor in Hindi at 2317. (Sellers, BC) 4970-Shillong at 1356-1547 preempting pgm for live coverage of women’s soccer. (Valko, PA) 9910-Delhi at 0233-0259 non-stop vocals, Pushto ID and anmts. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
TWR India, 12025-via Arnenia at 1344 with IS to 1346 s/on by W in Maithili. (Sellers, BC)

INDONESIAVoice of Indonesia, 9525-Cimanggis (t) at 1420 in II with W speaking at length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Republik Indonesia, Palangkaraya, 3325 in II at 1238 with music and anmts. (Sellers, BC)

IRANIRIB-7225 Kalamabad at 0237, 9445-Kalamabad at 0222 both with SS commentary, 7400-Sirjan at 2112-2127* with SS, f/by recitations and more talk to closing ID. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 11675-Kalamabad with M in Urdu and occasional music interludes, //11730. (Taylor, WI)

JAPAN—Radio Nikkei, 6055 Pgm 1 with two W in JJ at 0818, 6155 Pgm 2 at 0738 with vocals in JJ and EE and an EE ID at 0740. (Sellers, BC) 6055 at 1111 with talks in JJ. (Brossell, WI)

KUWAITRadio Kuwait, 17550 in AA at 2122. (Brossell, WI)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0210-0248 with ID and SS talk hosting pgm of local musicians. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 in AA at 2316 with songs, W talk. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 6040 at 0100 with “Uncle Eric” playing rock and saying he needs $73 (65 Euros) per hour to rent the Nauen transmitter. (Nikolich, IL)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki with Pacific Region news at 1100. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255-Abuja in Hausa at 0601, music bridge, ID and possible news. (Sellers, BC) 2052-2100 in Hausa with Two M talking over the sounds of children playing, then a drum music segment and more talk. Seemed to disappear as the TOH approached. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 6170-Kujang at 1036-1115 with classical music, ID by M in the EE service. Booming signal after 1100, //6185. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 9435 at 1353-1426* with W in EE ancing classical and operatic vocals. Nice ID and the EE broadcast sked at 1424 before close. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Korean Central People’s Broadcasting Station, 15180 with talks at 1224. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1412-1505 with an excellent strength. Weather for Muscat and other cites, lots of trivia notes on Internet services.  In EE until at 1505 which usually ends by TOH. (Nikolich, IL) 1415 with astounding strength and old US pops and a DJ. (Perry, IL)1444-1500* with their EE service and M hosting pop, music requests and weather info. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (via Tajikistan to China), 15540 with talks in Tibetan at 1348. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (p) (via Moldovia to Turkey), 9400 in Kurdish with what sounded like a political speech. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 4557 making it through NK jamming at 1315. (Perry, IL) 6518 at 1040-1047 with M in KK, Poor, but better than //6600 and //4557 which was very poor. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voice of the Wilderness, (South Korea to North),7615 via Tashkent in KK at 1355. (Perry, IL)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 at 0858 with W in KK and some music but very poor. (Sellers, BC)
Radio San’a, (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 at 1324 with two M and an interview in AA. (Sellers, BC) 1357-1407 M in AA with percussive Mid-East music. (Taylor, WI) 1510-1530 in AA producing a solid signal at my condo in downtown Chicago. (Nikolich, IL)

PERURadio Tarma, Tarma, 4775 at 2300-2332 covering a futebal match jingle ID and several anmts at 2334. Heavy CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Cultural Amauta, Huanta, at 1104-1116 with rustic-sounding vocals, f/by M with ID and SS talk. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voz Cristiana, Chilca, 4985.5 at 1105 with W in SS, jingle ID and several anmts at 2334, M with religious talk. Heavy CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

PHILIPPINESFEBC Radio, 9405-Bocaue at 2395-2338 with W in Mandarin, soft instls, group vocals in a broadcast to China. (D’Angelo FCDX, PA) 15330 at 1140 with talks in listed Mon language. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15620 via Vatican at 1514-1553* with M/W in EE before a “live” audience speaking about their lives, then into Tagalog talks at 1522. Pgm ended at 1545 then religious talk, and then talk about Filipino overseas workers. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

PIRATES—Liquid Radio, 6925 at 2306 with contemporary “dance” things, 2307 ID and more of the same. (Taylor, WI) 2345 with “dance”, rock, muffled DJ voice. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0308 at or below noise level; sounded like the Abbot and Costello pgm. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6950u with “Testing 1-2-3”, several things on Kings and Queens, said was moving to 4015. (Taylor, WI) 0118 with a time-themed pgm. Excellent signal. SSTV/FSX SFX at 0200. (Hassig, IL)
WDDR Drunken DJ Radio, 4015at 0150 at 0150 on w/ID, song, dead air, later moved to 4020 to avoid a UTE, several other shout outs, SSTV bits. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Gaga, 6935 at 0020 good with pop. Unusual dsb mode caused a het. (Hassig, IL). Fair, after getting an email alert. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 at 2232 with several news items from the 1940’s and host “Rick Blaine” with a nice ID. (D’Angelo, PA)
Blue Dragon Radio, 6975 at 2301-0010, This Italian pirate heard playing oldies with occasional IDs in EE/II. Reports in EE go to (Lobdell, MA)
Mike Radio, (Netherlands), 6295u at 2216-2300* playing oldies, frequent IDs and greetings to those posting on HF underground, said l kw and gave email as (Lobdell, MA)
Italian Broadcasting Corp., 6970u at 2300-2330 with selections interspersed with EE IDs. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio First Termer, 6930.2 at 0212 introduction of revival of station with rock, talk, and abruptly off. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925 at 0055; unintelligible talk, some spacy sounds, punk, into CW and off. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Fusion Radio, 6925u at 1418-1518* with instrumental “space synth” music. 1430 with full ID and email as (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Illumati, 6150 at 1953-2145* with a marathon broadcast for Valentine Day. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6930u at 2303 with Dick Weed with talk and ID, then music and talk. (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio, 6930u at 0027 with SSTV, CW ID, W with voice ID , shout outs to other stations, TC, NA and off. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6955u with a song, ID, psychedelic rock at 0043, later pgm of basic rock. (Taylor, WI) 6955 at 0051 with heavy metal, 2 IDs. (Hassig. IL)
Johnny Tobacco Radio (Holland) 6295 at 2236 giving shout outs to those posting on Iann’s Chat room. (Lobdell, MA)
Moonlight Radio 6935u at 0032 with pops, ID and mention of using 5 watts. Either faded or signed off at 0400. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Mars, 6925 at 0123 disco remix of ‘rocket man’; ancr ID’d as “Mr. Martian." (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 11945 (Galbeni) at 1320 in AA, appeared to be a morning news program. (Sellers, BC) 17755 (via unknown site) heard in Mandarin at 1253. (A mistaken use of this frequency. - gld)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira 9490 and Yankee Doodle IS at 2200, then dead air. Scheduled for the Bambara broadcast at this time. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay, 15510 with discussion on the Greek economy at 1112. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa (p) 3345-Meyerton at 0350-0400* with W and sports update. Closed with some vocals until carrier was cut. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0325 with W in Afrikaans and pops, some of which were in EE. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 11810-Kimje at 2204 in EE with news features, f/by Radio Jukebox, then W with music and listener comments. Numerous IDs. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 0142 with W in SS and mellow vocals. (Taylor, WI) 15575 at 1318 report on protests over the North’s actions. (Brossell, WI)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting, 11905-Trincomalee in Hindi with W playing music at 0145. (Perry, IL)

SWAZILAND—Trans World Radio, 3200 at 0307 with long talk in  Ndebele, 3240 at 0327 in N’dau with M talk, singing and more talk, 4775 at 0348, W talking at length, fair but had CODAR swishes. (Taylor, WI) 0346-0357* with M/W in Lomwe, then tribal vocals. Music box IS at close. Modest CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, (p) 5940 via Dhabbaya (UAE) at 0244 with W in Dari. (Taylor, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7200-Tanshui at 1206-1230* with pgm of local music and CC talks to carrier off at 1230. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 9465 with pop vocals hosted by W at 1545, ID by M just before the hour. (Barton, AZ) 15265 in Mandarin at 1306. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875-Udorn at 1104-1144 with service to Vietnam, nice EE ID at 1115, f/by Khmer and Lao xmns, each lasting 15 minutes, EE IDs between. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 13750 at *0000 with M/W and Newshour pgm, including national/international items, ads in EE and business news. (D’Angelo/FCDX, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9410-Emirler with SS commentary at 0222. (Padazopulos, Greece)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America,11950 Philippines Relay in KK at 11990, 15115 Thailand Relay at 1303 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Marti, 6030-Greenville in SS at 0837 in SS, //5980. (Sellers, BC) 7365 with an anmt in SS at 0220. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9510 via Vatican at 0403 in Swahili, W ancr, Somali music and off mid-song at 0359. (Taylor, WI)
Deewa Radio (VOA) 9765 via Sri Lanka at 0125 in Pashto and apparent news correspondent in New Hampshire. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 15265 UAE Relay in Tibetan at 1148. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda (p) 9960 Kuwait Relay at 1308 in Farsi with songs in W ancr. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 5950 via WRMI at 0034 with Wavescan pgm. (Sellers, BC)
British Israel World Federation via WHRI, 9505 at 2343 (Sundays) with a preacher talking about fear. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry, 5900 via Bulgaria at 2128 with Brother Stair mentioning he’s on 24 hours, 7 days a week. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 15470 Philippine Relay in Mandarin at 1233. (Brossell, WI)

THANKS! Back slaps, fist bumps and high fives to the following members of The Stalwart Club who came through this time: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, Illinois; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and French Creek DXpedition, PA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; David Valko, Dunlo, PA; Bill Matthews, Columbus, OH; Chris Lobdell, Tweeksburry, MA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Mike Nikolich, N9OVQ, Lake Barrington, IL; and Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 5865 via Issoudun at 0506 with a jazz music bridge and FF talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 7335 at 2154 with AA talks, vocals, prayers, etc. Five pips and carrier off at 2300. (D’Angelo)

ANGUILLA—Caribbean Beacon, 6090 at 2230 with Melissa Scott preaching, but very poorly heard. (Sellers, BC)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, General Pacheco, 11711 at 0110 with pgm of ballads and M in SS. (Taylor, WI) 15345.1 in SS at 2203. (Sellers, BC) 2305 with talks in SS. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 5875 in EE at 0502 on Islamic extremism. (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 2115 on international terrorism. (Brossell, WI) 2144 on a new tool being used by Doctors Without Borders, 11810 at 2134 with guests discussing Egypt, 12095 at 2124 on a transgender Venezuelan politician. (Sellers, BC) 11660 at 1947 with two M in Hausa until closedown at 1959*. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRALIA—Radio Australia,12085-Shepparton with news headlines at 1210. (Brossell, WI) 17840-Shepparton in EE at 2158. “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster” seeks non-profit status and the ability to perform marriages. (KB2DMD, PA)
Reach Beyond Australia, 15520-Kununurra at 1230 with an old Billy Graham sermon being translated into Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(all in PP. – gld)
Radio Clube Paraneanse/RB2, Curitiba 9725 at 0234 with mellow music and M ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 with vocals at 0232. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Apareceida, Apareceida, 11855 at 0048 with classical music,
and M on phone with W. (Sellers, BC)

CHINA—China Radio International, 7245-Xi’an with news at 1705 in Esperanto, 7250-Urumqi with news in SS, 7345-Kashi at 2035 in Italian, 6100-Beijing at 1715, 9720-Urumqi at 1520 with analysis at 1635, also 9875-Kashi at 1635. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7285 via Albania at 2154 with IS, address and promo for their website, //7415, 9600. 9675-Kashi in EE at 0106 on international sanctions against Iran. (Sellers, BC) 7325-Jinhua at 1213 in (l) JJ, 11935-Shijiazhuang at 1206 in RR, 15600-Kunming at 1317 with M/W in (l) Malay, 15700 Cuba Relay at 1447 on the expansion of social media there,17560-Kashi in FF at 1337. (Brossell, WI) 9765 in Cantonese at 2336. (Sellers, BC)
China National Radio/CPBS: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1056 and W in Mandarin. CPBS, 15480-Beijing in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI) 7305-Shiziazhuang in CC at 0941 and 7385-Xizang in (l) Tibetan at 0948. (KB2DMD, PA)
Firedragon Music jammer, 9480 against RFA from Saipan at 2021. (Taylor, WI)
CNR-1 jammer in Mandarin against RFA outlets via unheard Kuwait, //9670 via UAE and RFA via Tajikistan, and legit CNR-1 9675 against RFA via UAE. (Taylor, WI)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 5040 at 0041 with “Mailbag Plus” pgm and ID. (Sellers, BC) 6100-Quivican in EE at 0425. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Progresso, 4765-Quivican at 0217 with long covers of U.S. pop. (KB2DND, PA) In SS at 0245. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Rebelde, 5020 with music in SS at 0425. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ENGLAND—BBC, 3255 via Meyerton, 5945-via Oman, 6195-Meterton all poor at 1805. (Padazopulos, Greece) 5875-Wooferton at 0302 with a correspondent report in AA, 5985-Wooferton at 0305 with W in Farsi and mx bumpers between items. (Taylor, WI) 11850 Thailand Relay at 0050 on knowledge and the brain. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 15300-Issoudun at 1220 in FF. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle, 15215 via Sri Lanka at 1355 with talks in (l) Dari. (Brossell, WI)

GREECE—Voice of Greece, 9935 at 2315 with songs and talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAM—Adventist World Radio/KSDA, 9890-Agat with talks in (l) Amoy at 1320. (Brossell, WI) 15320 at 2330 sign on with music and ID, frequencies, 15435 at 2234 with a Christian song, then M/W in listed Batak language. (Sellers, BC)
Trans World Radio/KTWR, 9910-Merizo with W in Mandarin at 1105. (Brossell, WI)

INDIA—All India Radio, 9380-Aligarh at 2229 closing in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9445 (Bengaluru) 2149 with W commenting on the music just played, G.O.S. ID and introing indie pop. (Sellers, BC) 11670-Bengaluru at 2027 with talks in (l) Hindi, 17705-Bengaluru in Mandarin at 1300 with a Chinese jammer in the background. (Brossell, WI)

JAPAN—NHK Radio Japan, 9765 via Germany with songs at 1835. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11665-Yamata in JJ at 2131 with M talking over piano. Sounded as though it might have been a children’s pgm. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1057 with songs in JJ. (Brossell, WI)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0445 with M in SS and a long discussion with occasional music bridges. Clear ID at 0507. In the clear with Brazil absent. (N9OVQ, IL) 0512 with bright guitar tunes and SS vocals. (KB2DMD, PA)

NEW ZEALAND—Radio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1054 on relations between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. (Brossell, WI) 15720-Rangitaiki at 0405 in EE, otherwise unintelligent. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2204 with Pacific region news. (Sellers, BC)

OMAN—Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 2126 with a M in AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (Norway via Tajikistan), 15540 at 1320 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Furusato No Kaze (from Taiwan to North Korea), 9950 at 1355 in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 9960 via Palau in JJ at 1450. Saturday only here. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Company, 15330 at 1155 with talks in (l) Karen-Pao. (Brossell. WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15355 at 2317 in Filipino, M/W and many mentions of Maria (Mother of Jesus), ID and contact info at 2326. ID “This is Radio Veritas Asia broadcasting from Quezon City, Philippines”, then off. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES—Drunken DJ Radio, 3440u at 0301-0505+ with an entertaining pgm of chatter and tunes by the guy who runs Wolverine Radio, taking requests from posters on Drinking and celebrating the New Year with several rock things. (Lobdell, MA)
WREC (Radio Free East Coast), 6925u at 0216-0312*. Recently reactivated with rock, IDs, emails. (Lobdell, MA)
X-FM, 6875 at 0118 with "dance" music. (Hassig.IL) 6955 at 0201 with “Red Hat” with chatter about propagation and giving shout outs to posters on the various boards. 0210-0225+ barely audible through the noise floor. Usual chatter, songs, TCs and IDs. (Lobdell, MA) 0238 with ID “X-FM, the power of X”, then a Roy Clark number. (Hassig, IL)
Canadian Radio After Dark, 6925 at 0059 with snippets of Elvis songs poking through the noise floor. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Cold Country Canada, 6969 lsb at 2026 with rock and an ID at 2050. (Lobdell, MD) 2307 with “Layla”, ID and other “classic” rock things. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6150 at 2153 with pop, faded after 2210. ID confirmed after I posted on HF Underground and sent a nice eQSL to boot. (Lobdell, MA)
The Fox, 6950 at 2340 with a skit, ID and fadeout or off at 2351, then back with another ID and off again. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Tru North, 6955 at 0155. Weak with music. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0236. Better than usual with ads, big band music, Burns and Allen. (Hassig, IL)
Undercover Radio, 6960u at 0203 with "Dr. Benway" and pop songs. (Hassig, IL)
WEEK, 6950 at 2200 poor and below noise level. ID from HF Underground site. (Hassig, IL)
Channel Z Radio, 6150 at 2204, (supposedly //11640 was unheard). (Valko, PA) 2250 barely there at first but got stronger. Later a 500-hz het from another station. I think pirates should avoid the SW broadcast bands. (Hassig, IL) (agreed! – gld)
Pee Wee Radio, 6955.l at 0219 with "Rubber Band Man," brief break, f/by another song. Then off; but back at 0237 with music into an apparent skit, a goofy song, various SFX, spooky sounds, more music and fade out. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
“U.N.I.D.” 6925 at 2232 with a rock number beginning to come through the noise floor, another rock number, a monologue which sounded like it was from “Le Show”. Began to drop off at 2252 and was gone by 2300. Sunset was at 2240 here this day, so I wonder if this was a grayline reception? (Taylor, WI)
Moonlight Radio, 6935u at 2313 with oldies and M/W ancrs. (Lobdell, MA)
Hobart Radio International, 6925 at 1808 with the Pirate Radio Special produced by the Tasmanian-based Studio Pirate and an interview with Andy Yoder and phony ads. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Gaga, 6925u at 2240 with rock/pop. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 11795-Tiganesti in SS at 2333. (Brossell, WI) 15150-Galbeni with news at 1205. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 with an editorial on human rights in Europe. (KB2DMD, PA) 6080 at 0500 with IS and ID. “The following program is in Hausa”. (KB2DMD, PA) 2157 with pops. ID and Yankee Doodle IS before 2200 closing, //15580. (Seller, BC)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 17705-Riyadh in AA at 1353. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, 15375-Kimje at 1313 with a pgm on Buddhism. (Brossell, WI)

SPAIN—Radio Exterior de Espana, 15490-Nobeljas at 2103 with talks in SS. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 11985 at 1115 with talks in RR. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9525 at 0312 with a review of the Istanbul press. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9700 Thailand Relay at 2202 with M/W in KK. (Taylor, WI) 11980 Philippine Relay with M in KK, 13690 N. Marianas Relay at 1352 in Mandarin, 15115 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1352. (Brossell, WI) 13590 via Lamprrtheim at 1915 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Deewa Radio (VOA), 9765 via Kuwait in Pashto at 0141 with M interviewing a W. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 15265 Tajikistan Relay at 1212 with M in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 13765-Lampertheim, 15690-Biblis with commentary in Farsi at 1320. (Padazopulos, Greece)
WRMI-Okeechobee, 5015 at 1205 in seeming EE, though it actually sounded more like Brazil’s Super Radio Deus e Amor relayed by Radio Cultura. (Taylor, WI) 11580 at 0612 with Overcomer Ministry. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Adventist World Radio, 5950 via Okeechobee with Wavescan pgm at 0036. (Sellers, BC)
World Harvest Radio, 9505-Cypress Creek at 2235 with religion. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9930 Palau with W giving a sermon at 1221. (Brossell, WI)
KVOH/Voice of Hope, (p) 9610-Rancho Simi at 1020 with commentary in Italian. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio East Africa, 21675 via Okeechobee at 2209 with “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ western. Checked again at 2239 with Radio Africa IDs repeated and giving out several postal addresses in Africa. (Sellers, BC)
WTTW, Lebanon, (TN) 12105 with M preacher. But QRM from a pulsing UTE, (27 seconds on 7 seconds off), making the preacher unlistenable. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 9660 via Madagascar at 0337-0358 with several men talking in (l) Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA) 15370 at 1230 with ID in RR and RR talks. (Brossell, WI) 9660 at 2020 with analysis in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 9840 at 2333 poor with M and news. Poor with //.12020 very poor. (Sellers, BC)