Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1206 reviewing a novel and a movie.(KB2DMD, PA)

ALGERIARadio Television Algerienne,7335 at 2133 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI) 12060 via Issoudun at 2007-2039 with W ancr in FF. Apparently they slipped back into AA around 2015 with M in AA before going into recitations. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, Gral Pacheco, 15345 at 2315 with W in SS. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC North Atlantic Relay, 7445 at 0523 with a story about a Rolling Stones concert in Cuba. (KB2DMD, PA) 12085 at 2136 on terrorism in France. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580-Shepparton very strong in the mornings here. (Dilbert, MD)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1220 with country ballads and ABC ID by W. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, Kununurra, 9720 at 1341 with W in Hindi. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Hobart International, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0330-0400 with multiple IDs, contact info, comedy routines, DX tips and music. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155-Mossbrunn at 0501 with M in GG, f/by by a W. (D’Angelo, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 9455-Moosbrunn in Turkish at 0409, 9690 in Urdu at 0215. (KB2DMD, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 6080 at 0348 with talk on wearing turbans in the military. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 2215 with non-stop U.S. pops. (Brossell, WI)

Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 9256 with M talking and usual reverb. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, 6180/11780 around 0155 with excerpts of speeches from their senate on the impeachment of their president, then ID including a mention of shortwave. (Figliozzi, NY) 0342 with lively instls, (KB2DMD, PA) 11780 at 2344 with live sports event. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Banderiantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 with news at 0209. (KB2DMD, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 with “Danny Boy” at 0211. (KB2DMD, PA) 2315 with excited ancr covering live sports. (Brossell, WI)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo 9820 at 0223 with M talk. Strong but audio strength degraded by atmospherics. (KB2DMD, PA),

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0353 with ads, “Newstalk 10-10” ID and back to their call-in pgm. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2314 on abuse of women and children. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7260-Urumqui in PP at 2250, 7325-Xi’an, in (l) JJ at 1315, 7360 in (l) Thai at 1220, 9590-Kashi with W in SS, 9675-Shijiazhuang at 1348 with M/W in RR. (Brossell, WI) 11660-Kashi at 2134-2217 with M in FF, ID, hosting a music pgm. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1207. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pinchincha at 0324 in Quechua with W talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 0403-0437 with an EE jazz pgm featuring Dixieland, M host with some religious messages thrown in. Must be a weekly pgm. GG began at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 5875-Wofferton at 0303 with talks in AA. (KB2DMD, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 0047 heard again with an excellent signal after having been missing for a few days, Pleasant Bazuki music, //9935. (Wood, MA) 2301 with instls and anmts in GG. Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0310 with M in SS. (Brossell, WI) 0515 in EE with operatic music, (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAMKTWR 9910 at 1123 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9910-Alagarh at 2303 with M in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

IRAN—IRIB, 7285-Zahedan at 2324-0025* with 2 M in AA, ID at 0000 f/by M hosting recitations, later W taking phone calls. Carrier terminated while another M was talking, (D’Angelo, PA)

JAPAN—Radio Japan, 5910 via France M/W in JJ, fanfare at 0306 with talks in JJ, 5975 via Woofferton on declining interest in Japanese literature. (KB2DMD, PA) 0455, NHK ID and anmts, time pips at 0458 before close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1148 with W in JJ. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2256 with M and FF talks. (Brossell, WI)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiji, with economic for the Pacific. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAKorean Central Broadcasting Station, 9665 with an operatic vocal. (Brossell, WI)     

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope (via Taiwan to China), 9930 at 1210 with W in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Republica, (via France to Cuba), 490 in SS at 0205. (KB2DMD, PA)
Nippon No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9665 at 1544 with talks in (l) Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (via France to Sudan), 15400 at *1500 opening with talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (p), 11600 (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 2043-2100* with M in Kurdish, f/by long Kurdish vocals from 2053. Carrier cut at TOH. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio San’a” 11860 (to Yemen), in AA at 0126. 0130 with fanfare, W/M ancrs, another fanfare. (Taylor, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC Bougainville, 3325 at 0925-1052 better than normal, but still poor at times. Semi-readable pop stuff, local/regional news in EE at 0932, some of it in Tok Pisin. ID at 1031. QRM from RRI Palangkaraya (N9OVQ, IL) Just a short opening from 1114-1128. (Perry, IL)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15355 with talks in (l) Philipino. (Btossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6950u at 0121-0213 doing songs with a “heart” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0103 with Soviet/RR anthems, ID and greeting. Dick Weed talking, playing numbers. Still going at 0253. (Taylor, WI) 0109 with usual pop/rock and banter by host Dick Weed. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6924u at 0051 with a song, and late ’60s psychedelic rock. (Hassig, IL) 0248-*0352 with fake ads and pop/rock. (Lobdell, WI)
XLR8, 6955u fading up at 0408. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0159 with numbers from the 1980s, (Hassig, IL) 0147-0215 announced as “The Bubblegum Express” with several numbers of that ilk. Usual IDs by computerized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0224 with blues and rock. Also, 6925u at 9146 with slow, “spacey” music. (Hassig, IL) 0140-0238 with SFX and “Rock the Amadeus” electronic music and scary laughter, then rock, CW ID at 0152, SSTV at 0227. (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u at 2254-2257* M with closedown anmt, NA and off. (Lobdell, MA)
Drunken DJ Radio, 6935u at 0033 with M doing shoutouts to those posting on HF Underground and a synthesized W voice. (Lobdell, MA)
KIPM Relay, 6955u at 0126 with Alan Maxwell story “Pirate Jesus?” (Hassig, IL)
Burn It Down Radio, 6970u at 00040058 with a nice Memorial Day pgm featuring folk, rock, and salutes to our troops. (Lobdell, MA) 0051 with old pop songs. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Free Whatever, 6965u at 0047 with pop/tock. 0055. (Hassig, IL) 0055-0146* with several rock/pop things. Signal took a nose drive around 0125 and remained down till close. (Lobdell, MA)
Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 0007 with choral versions of various old hits, ID with various bird calls, Mentioned “broadcasting from the Great Lakes.” (Hassig, IL)
OTCR, 6976 at 0035. Barely heard talk and music under tons of QRN. (Hassig, IL)
He Man Radio, (p) 6935 at 0214 with rock, ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
WJD Radio Indiana at 0255 playing recordings of crank calls, ID at 0303. (Taylor, WI)
Pirate Numbers, 6925u at 0150. M with 5-digit sets, sounded like RR NA, off at 0213. (Taylor, WI)
SBC Satellite Radio at 0022 with rap, canned ID, more rap. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0125, with rock, M with ID. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti with SS talks at 0218. (KB2DMD, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 49690 at 0520 in Hausa with talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 9480 in (l) Bambara at 2138. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11915 Riyadh at 224-2300* with M ancr and child in AA f/by recitations, later two M talking, Off in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, PA) 15380 in AA at 1346. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 5980 -Meyerton at 0318 with W in EE. QRM from adjacent WRMI.(KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0405 in Afrikaans, apparent news to 0410, music bridge and pgm with M/W. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 at 1415 with M in KK. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 2145 with live soccer coverage between Spain and Germany. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDENIBRA Radio/Radio Ibrahim,11875 via Wofferton at 1954-2000* M with religious-sounding message in Bambara, group vocals until broadcast ended. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 4775 at 0414 with music and ID. Poor through CODAR. (Sellers,BC )

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590-Udorn Thani at 0003-0022 with usual EE news hosted by M/W with plenty of IDs, ads, PSAs. and deep fades. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 11985 at 1215 with w in RR. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9870 at 0230 with nulyi-lingual IDs. Not shown for this time slot. (KB2DMD, PA)    

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9455 Northern Marianas Relay with M/W in Mandarin at 2241, 9800 Philippine Relay at 1452 in (l) KK, 11785 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1403, 15120 via Ascension in (l) Bambara at 2141. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9800 Kuwait Relay in (l) Tibetan at 2253, 9835 via Lithuania at 2340 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio, (p)  9900 via Tashkent with M talk, South Asian music and W in (p) Dzonka then more S. Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11900 via Philippines in Mandarin at 2124. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAM—Voice of Vietnam, 7175 via Cypress Creek in EE with talk on elections, national museum. (KB2DMD, PA)

THANKS! High Fives, black slips and fist bumps to the good guys who saw fit to help out with logs and other info this time: Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Art Delibert, Bethesda, MD; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt Pleasant, IL; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Chris Lobdell, West Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI. Thanks to each of you and keep on keepin’ on!