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.

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