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)

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