Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 SWL Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 with “Creation Moments” at 1203. (Brossell, WI)

ALBANIARadio Tirana, 9855-Shijak at 0125, good but with heavy band noise and strong local QRM. (Wood, MA) 2258 with IS and ID, f/by apparent news in Albanian. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9655 via France at 2149 with M in AA. (Sellers, BC)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4950-Mulvenos in PP at 0001 in PP with Afropop. ID at 0000. (Taylor, Lake Farm DXP, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, Gral Pacheco in SS at 2308 with SS talks, (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC South Atlantic Relay, 9915 with BBC Commentary at 0750, 11770 at 2217. (Padazopulos, Greece) 2145 with a report on ISIS and whether the US is ready for war. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840 at 2243 with discussion of the Iraq War. (KB2DMD, PA)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs with an interview at 1220. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosbrunn at 2103-2129* with religious vocals, then W with Story Time, closing ID and anmts at 2126, f/by instl until carrier off. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 6080 at 0330 with a report on Russian military presence in Syria. (Brossell, WI) 9815 at 0506 with an ID for “Daybreak Africa,” then a feature about Burundi. (Sellers, BC)

BRAZIL(all in PP - gld)
Radio Alvorada de Londrina (presumed) 4858 at 0105 with fast-moving M/W and music bridges. Still there past 0115. All three of us (Charlie, Bill, and myself) were using different RXs, so it didn’t seem to be receiver-generated. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Novo Tempo, Campo Grande, 4890 at 0032 with M at length, several time checks after 0100. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 with talks at 2331. (Brossell, WI)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 with talks at 2252. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 0331-0356 with anmts by M, several nice IDs and pgm of Brazilian pops. (D’Angelo, PA) 2328. (Brossell, WI) 0430 with deep-voiced ancr taking calls. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0110 with an apparent soccer match. (Valko, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 2155-2206 on monkeys, f/by several “News Talk 10-10” IDs and news. (D’Angelo, PA)
CKZN, St. Johns (Newfoundland) (p) 6160 at 0147 with W interviewing M about theater in NYC. (Taylor, Lake Farm DX, WI) 0435 with business pgm on Avenue Radio Studios. At 0501 heard an echo during news, a sign that CKZU was weak in the background and carrying the same newscast. (Sellers, BC)
CKZU, Vancouver, 6160 with CBC Radio One pgm, f/by a discussion on voting in British Columbia. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7325-Xi’an in listed JJ at 1320, 7360-Kunming in (l) Thai at 1215, 7440-Nanning in Mandarin at 1231, 9855-Beijing in Mandarin at 1203, 13575 in RR at 1212 and 15410-Kashi in Mandarin at 1410. (Brossell, WI) 6180-Kashi at 0014 with People in the News. Topic seemed Chinese-Canadian relations. (D’Angelo, PA) 7415-Kashi with an interview at 2115, 11610-Kashi at 1545, 11665-Urumqi, 13540-Kashi at 1545, 17630 via Mali at 1430. (Padazopulos, Greece)
CPBS, Sichuan 6060 at 1246 in an Asian language (Yuri listed) with M/W ancrs. (Sellers, BC) 7305-Shijiazhuang in Mandarin at 1211. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, CNR-1 jammer 11600 in Mandarin at 1158 with ancr, 3+1 time pips, ID  and M talk, all versus Sound of Hope relay of RFA or Radio Taiwan International, CNR2-11740-Lingshi at 1207 with commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5040 at 0107 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11670 at 1908 with ID, web address and news, (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 11895 via Ascension with M in (l) Fulani at 2156. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Akbah Rufiah (HCJB) 11985 via Ascension with W in Hausa to Africa/Midle East and some hybrid selections. (Taylor, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9965-Abis in AA at 0041 with apparent news, Relatively clear audio for once. (Wood, MA)

ENGLANDBBC,5960 Oman Relay at 2217, 9410-Meyerton at 0735, 12095 via Meyerton at 2217, 15420 via Dhabbaya at 0725, also 17640 via Madagascar. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11945 via South Africa at 0540 with an interview on Burundi. (Sellers, BC) 9410-Al- Seela (Oman) at 0440 with AA talks, ID, Big Ben. (KB2DMD, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar at 0429 with Africa Link, 15250 via France at 0551 into Spectrum with a feature on a brewery. (Sellers, BC) 9800 via Meyerton with an interview at 0436. (KB2DMD, PA) 15215 via Sri Lanka in (l) Dari at 1333. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEERT, 9420 at 2206 with talks in Greek. Some brief interruptions in their audio. More serious audio problems on the 9935 outlet. (Sellers, BC) 2258 with songs in GG. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9900 in Mandarin at 1337. (Brossell, WI)
KTWR/Trans World Radio, 9910 in Mandarin at 1102. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7550-Delhi at 2155, 9445-Bengaluru at 2207, both in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9445-Bengaluru at 2201-2230* with W and news in EE and several brief audio cuts in the transmission, nice ID at 2206, more music at 2210 to s/off anmts at 2229 and GOS ID. (D’Angelo, PA) 9600-Khanpur in EE at 1328. (Taylor, WI) 2200 with W and news, 9940-Bengaluru at 1240 with a domestic song and M/W in (p) Burmese and some kind of drama, (Sellers, BC) 9445-Bengaluru with sub-continental songs at 2145. (Brossell, WI)

INDONESIARadio Republik Indonesia, 3325-Palangkara in II at 1245 with easy and instl II pops, 3905-Merauke with soft II pops at 1231 (Sellers, BC)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5910 with a lengthy JJ talk. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei One, 3925 in JJ at 1155 with talk, one tone then music at 1299 Radio Two, 3945 with JJ and Western pop at 1152. At 1156 “You’re listening to R-N-2.” Fair, with ham QRM, 9595 at 1100 with M in JJ. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIASarawak FM, 9835-Kajang, with M in (l) Malay at 1105, (Brossell, WI)
Wai FM, (p) 11665-Kajang. EE rockabilly and M/W ancrs, mellow Malay music and non-Qur’an chanting. (Taylor, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1200 with IS, ID and Pacific region news. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 7570-Kujang in EE at 2210 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15105 at 0547 with VOK voices in EE. (Sellers, BC)
Korea Central Broadcasting Station, 3320 at 1216 with classical style songs. (Sellers, BC) 9665 at 1217 with victory songs and martial music. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultan of Oman, Thumrait, 15140 at 1405 with news in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 1426 with M ID, into M talking at some length, then another in EE mentioning their Twitter and Facebook accounts, ID anmts and into pops. (D’Angelo, PA) 1450 western-style DJ at 1450 with pops and dance things and a call-in request line. Weather in downtown Muscat. (KB2DMD, PA)

OPPOSITION—Dimtsi Radio Erena (via Kostinbrod to Eritrea), 11885 at 1735 in Oromo with upbeat Ethiopian music. (KB2DMD, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (p), 11600 (via Issoudun to Turkey), at 0520 with ME music, M in (p) Kurdish. (Sellers, BC) 1826 in Kurdish with W and local music and talks, f/by a section of martial music and presumed soldiers marching. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Dabanga (Via Vatican to Sudan), 11650 at 0529 with many IDs, one in (p) Sudanese AA. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9920 at 1210 with M/W talks in (l) Rade/Ede. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 11935-Palaug at 0016 in Karen language. With W ancr and a contemporary hymn. (Taylor, WI)

PIRATES—“Spy Numbers” 6925 at 0156 with M giving 5 number sets in RR. Unsure if this is a “legit” station or a pirate. I’d guess the latter. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Zed, 6935u at 0211 with W singing the blues. (Hassig, IL)
Boom Box Radio, 6896 at 0118, poor and slowly drifting up. (Hassig, IL)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0034 with a variety of big band swing and pop numbers with a “sun” theme. (Hassig, IL) 6950 at 0033 with pgm of “sun” and “sunny” numbers. (Taylor, WI) 0041 with songs about water. (Lobdell, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6945u at 0015 with Dick Weed and assistant Stavin with usual assortment of alternative rock and frequent shoutouts to HF Underground posters. (Lobdell, MA) 0036 with usual pgm of what I’d call progressive or Indie rock. (Taylor, WI)
WAZU, 6925 at 2200 with veteran pirate Fearless Fred with pgm of tunes by Zappa and others, including humorous comments. He pronounced “Z” as “Zed,” so maybe from Canada? (Lobdell, MA) 6958 at 0011 very fady with talk, and talk about an ad block. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan, 6925 at 0033 with weak signals and indistinct talk; slowly improving to ID on a peak. (Taylor, WI) 0140 with blues numbers at 0140-0200*. (Lobdell, MA) 6949.7 at 0117 with contemporary dance things and “Captain Morgan” inserted into the song. Off at 0131. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950/6960u at, 2325-2345 with “Dick Weed” and rock. 0024-0052* with Dick Weed and a pro marijuana pgm. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 0012 signing on with “Magic Carpet Ride” f/by more pop/rock. Frequent computer-voiced IDs. (Lobdell, MA) 0029 with pop/rock. ID from Monty Python. (Taylor, WI) 6876 at 0012 with John Poet with rock and frequent IDs. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955 011 with things by several rock/pop groups. M with ID at 0122. (Lobdell, MA) 0119 with indistinct signal, some talk, then a clear ID and into heavy metal, eventually a pgm of somewhat obscure rock and esoteric music. (Taylor, WI) Various rock songs and punk things at 2356. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Casablanca, 6940 weak at 0103 with song by Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, big band music, Gave as an email address (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illuminati International, 6150 at 1908-1920*. Just caught end of the transmission, One tune, then multiple sign off anmts, mention of Facebook. Later days at 2317-2346 and 0047-0059* with many pop oldies. (Lobdell, MA)
Red Beacon Radio, 7610 at 1900-210 with M station op chatting about pirate radio and his equipment. Said he was running 20 watts and played several pop/rock numbers. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6934.8u at 0225 with electric blues, CW ID. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Ga Ga, 6935u at 0108 with things by “Prince.” (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9760-Gaalbeni at 2246-2256* with M/W hosting a letters pgm. Closing anmts at 2255, f/by IS. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOME—Voice of America Relay, Pinheira, 4960 good in PP at 0427. But very difficult to get audio out of the static crashes. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA, 9870-Riyadh at 2147 with M in AA and AA/Western dance music, 15295 at 0552 in Hausa with frequent mentions of “Islam.” (Sellers, BC) 2256-2300* with vocals until 2300, news in AA. (D’Angelo, PA) 17705 with Koran recitations at 1349. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 9740 at 1230 and remotes, sports pgming, f/by news. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMAN ISLANDSSLBC, 5020 at 0603 playing a mix of island and western pop, W in Pidgin. Ads at 0630, some in EE, SIBC ID at 0659, mention of 5020 and 9545, “Radio Happy Isles” and “Voice of the Nation” IDs, national news at 0700, 1154 with daily devotional, 1159 ID and closing anmts, NA. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 15255 at 0638 with IS and talk on climate change. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 7275 at 1321 with IS, ID f/by W in KK, 15575 at 1321 with a report on families separated by the Korean War. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500-Nobeljas at 1853-1926 W and several M ancrs with SS coverage of a sporting event, IDs as “Deportivo Radio Nacional.” (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9390 via Tashkent at 0018 with apparent radio play in (l) Bengla. (Wood, MA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240 at 0335 with group singing and anmts in (l) Ndau. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9735 at 1147 with a W in JJ. (Brossell, WI) 11635-Pachung at 2232 with M and talk in CC, f/by music at 2258, 5 + 1 time pips at 2300, M/W with news. (D’Angelo, PA)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590 at 0002 with M/W discussing economic growth there. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 15450 at 1312 with Turkish songs. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9490 via Ascension in Bambara with western-style pop and African numbers anmts, then off suddenly at 2159+. (Sellers, BC) Northern Marianas Relay, 9490 at 1217 with talks in KK, 11990 Lampertheim Relay at 1301 in KK, 15115 with W in Mandarin at 1342. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Ashna/VOA, 12075 Kuwait Relay in AA at 1723. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9885 via at 0120 heard briefly through Chinese jammer. (Wood, MA) 9950 Northern Marianas Relay with W in VV at 1420, 15275 via Tajikistan at 1342 with talks in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 6105 Lampertheim Relay, 6105 at 0405 in Belorusian. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marti, 5025-Greenville in SS at 0350. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Farda, 12005 at 1420 in Farsi. (Padazopulos, Greece)
WRMI, Miami, 21675-Okeechobee at 2250, closing “Radio Afrca Network,” f/by several P.O. Box addresses in various African countries. (KB2DMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 5975 via Nauen at 0403 in Bulgarian with M talking. (Taylor, WI)
Trans World Radio (p), 9900 at 0050 in (l) Bhojpuri, music bridge and M talking at some length, (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN STATE—Vatican Radio, 9560 via (p) Tinang in Mandarin at 1245. M talking, Hallelujah chorus with W over at end and into CC sounding music, later a M. (Taylor, WI) 11625 via Madagascar with an interview at 0523, language change at 0527. (Sellers, BC) 15370 at 1230 with ID and talks in RR. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 9840 at 1327 with W and news. (Sellers, BC)

A thousand thanks to the following good folk who came through this time: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Steven C. Wood, Norwich, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC, Canada; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; KB2DMD, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI.

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