Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1228 with a Radio Propagation for Beginners feature, 1229 promo for “I Love Life,” “Mew Life Station” ID, and a pop number. (Sellers, BC) 9655 at 1154 in Mandarin, “God Bless America” in two English versions, with M ancr, 9920 with M in Mandarin giving the Madagascar address, 11870 in English ancing “Your New Life Station” and Christian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11945 via Madagascar in AA at 1932. (KB2DMD, PA)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9655 via France at 2104-2159* with news in French and Arabic, f/by recitations from 2114 after an ID, then a nice pgm of music and vocals. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15343.9 at 0100 with futbol finals with Argentina vs. Chile. (D’Angelo, PA) 15345-Gral Pacheco, at 2259 with ID in Spanish, then presumed news. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay Station, 9915 with world news at 2103. (Brossell, WI) 15105 at 1947-1959* with discussion by 2 M in (l) Hausa, f/by light instls. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRALIAABC-Northern Territory Service: VL8K, Katherine, 2485 at 1141 with live sports coverage. (Sellers, BC) 4835 at 1339 interviewing a local musician. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9720-Kununurra at 1402 in Malay with a pgm of South Asian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 1408 with talks in (l) Maylay. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11605-Moosbrunn (p) in Afar with North African folk music, M ancr. Off abruptly at 1457 w/out anmt. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 15580 at 1859 with commentary on African governments. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese - gld)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, 9665 at 2305 with talks and hymns. (Brossell, WI)
RB2, Curitiba, 9724.9 at 0109 ending a ballad and into a pgm of Brazilian music. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Nacional Brasilia, Brasilia, 11780 (p) at 1454 with M, excited talk and several mentions of “Brazil.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 2207 with talks by M. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 15190 at 2233 with M talk. (Brossell, WI)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2315 with a special police report. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7255-Shijiazhuang in Russian at 1317, 7440-Jinhua at 2235 with W in (l) Japanese, 9470-Xi’an at 0006 with W in Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 7325 in Japanese at 1225 with M/W chatting and music. (Sellers, BC) 11895-Kashi at 1937 in Cantonese with W talk and traditional music bridges. Some trans-polar QSB. (KB2DMD, PA) 15120 via Cuba at 0002-0013 with O/C. Pgmng started 2 minutes after the hour with M/W doing the news. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Progresso, 4765-Quivican in Spanish at 2352 with “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, 9530 via Ascension at 2200 with talks in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, Abu Zaabal, 9800 at 2141 with Qur’an recitations. Poor modulation. (Brossell, WI) 2217 (p), Signal was strong but it had horribly distorted audio so there was no way to tell for certain. (KB2DMD, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 11675 Oman Relay at 1538 with English translations from unid language, then an ID and start of “World Have Your Say.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 11750 Thailand Relay at 1241 and item about Barcelona and housing there. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, 11700 at 0426 with French pop song, f/by French talk, W with an ID, another with news at 0430. (D’Angelo, PA) 11905-Issoudun at 2013 with M/W in French f/by brief instls, more M/W talk, brief clips in English, then discussion in French (D’Angelo, PA) 1923. (KB2DMD, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15275 via Sri Lanka at 1506 with W and music bridge to M ancr, 17720 via Sri Lanka at 1409 in Pashto and M mentioning Afghanistan, then W to the same man. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

GREECEHelliniki Radiophonia, 9420-Avlis in Greek at 2040. (Brossell, WI) 2127 with music. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUAMKTWR/Trans World Radio, 9910 at 1512 with talks in Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, Agat, 12105 at 1256 in Cantonese with M talking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9455-Bangaluru in English at 2147 on the value of art and wages for artists. (KB2DMD, PA) 9445 at 2140 with sub-continental music, 9910-Aligarh at 2143 with sub-continental songs in (p) Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 9590 at 2216 in (l) Bosnian. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANRadio Japan, 9645-Yamata at 1945 with news in English. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9750-Yamata at 1218 in Japanese with lively discussion, //11815, 11740 via Singapore at 1435 in Burmese, M/W ancrs. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 9855 via Madagascar in French at 2050. (Brossell, WI) 11985-Madagascar at 1307 in French with M/W doing news. (Sellers, BC) 1927 in Japanese with M addressing a cheering crowd. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Nikkei 1, 3925 at 1215 with M/W in Japanese, 3945 at 1213 with ID and Japanese pop number. (Sellers, BC)
Nikkei 2, 9760-Nagara at 1232 in Japanese with M speaking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

MADAGASCARMWV Radio, 11615-Mahajanga at 2116-2157* with English preacher, f/by Mandarin talk, later M/W alternating, 11770 at 2236-2257* in Arabic with religious talks, 2nd ancr with closedown anmts over instls. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangitaiki on servants in New Zealand. (Brossell, WI) 15720 with brief IS before 2051 prior to sign on by W, ID, TC and pops. (Sellers, BC) 0258-0323 with pops, time pips, ID, news and “Dateline Pacific.” (D’Angelo, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kajang in Japanese at 1200 with a more Western-style instl at 1313. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 11660-Kanggye (l) at 1313 with a remarkably contemporary song, W ancr in Korean. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1518 with apparent drama in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Denge Kurdistan, (via Bulgaria to Iran), 11600 in Kurdish at 1425. Ending nice Kurdish song, then M ancr. (Taylor, LFP, WI) With some vocals, several IDs by M/W, apparent news at 2100. (D’Angelo, PA)
Dadal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria), 12050 at 2011-2016 in the Kanuri language. (D’Angelo, PA)
Eye Radio, (via France to Nigeria), 11730 at *0327 with O/C, then instl opening to 0400 when M with Arabic ID and open anmts, W and news, including remote reports. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Biafra (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2009 with an English call-in pgm for which they apparently charge monthly dues. W read a list of those who haven’t yet paid. (KB2DMD, PA)
Nippon No Kaze, 9975 (via Palau to North Korea), at 1510 with talks by W in Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj, (via Madagascar to Sudan), 15150 at 1518 in Arabic with M talking at length. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15400 (via France to Sudan, at 1506 with W and Arabic talks. (Brossell, WI)
Republic of Yemen Radio, 11860 (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), with Arabic talks at 1530. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 3985 with M/W in Korean, //4885, 6003 and 6348. (Sellers BC)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6935u ending broadcast at 0216. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0031 with Dick Weed and Stavin testing new equipment at a new “bunker” location, then rock. (Lobdell, MA) 0150 with Dick Weed and talk from “the bunker” and mostly indie-sounding things. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 8060 relay at 0205 with much worse audio than usual, 6930 at 0017 with “testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?” f/by songs with free or freedom in them, 6950u at 0106 with songs featuring a “day” theme; SSTV/FAX at 0231, 0053 with “testing 1-2-3, can anybody hear me?” then a flower-themed pgm, including music by Glenn Miller. (Hassig, IL) 0113 with flower songs, including one by Ella Fitzgerald. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Illumanti, 6950 at 0033 with rock/pop. (Lobdell, MA) 0225 with rock and IDs, including one at 0108. Several more IDs and email at close. (Taylor, WI) 0048 at end of broadcast. Email as, also Note the difference between the two addresses. (Hassig, IL)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930u at 0005 with Russian rap, theme from “The Pink Panther” and quick IDs by W, also at 0007-0024 with a variety of selections, some classical piano. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 6924.7 at 0203 with Motown and other things, including “Pee Wee’s” favorite song. CW ID at 0222 and off. (Taylor, WI, & Hassig, IL)
Skippy Radio, 6925.3 at 0250 with rock, ID. (Taylor, WI)
Renegade Radio, 6925u with Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and the theme from M*A*S*H, ID and off. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Azteca, 6873 at 2350 with M talking under the noise level. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6885 at 0303 with modern pop, playing requests. (Hassig, IL) 0348 with music and talk just under the noise floor. Caught the ID and a mention of HF underground. (Lobdell, MA)
XLR8, 6955u at 0128-0135 with things by Snow Patrol and Vandaveer. (Lobdell, MA)
Moonlight Radio, 6925u ending broadcast at 0214. (Hassig, IL)
Mike Radio Holland (Euro), 13895u at 1915-1932* testing with music and IDs by M. Thanks to a tip from HF Underground. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti at 0011-0032 on European Union problems. (D’Angelo, PA) 9760-Galbeni at 2207 with Brexit happenings, // much weaker 9790 off the back of their 52-degree heading, 11975-Galbeni in Russian at 1935. (KB2DMD, PA) 1515 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI) 11850 at 2028 with IS, sign on, signature tune, ID, schedule, URL, etc. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOMEVoice of America Relay, 9490 at 2153 with talks in (l) Bambara. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIA—BSKSA-9870 at 2140 with Arabic talks by M. (Brossell, WI) 11860-Jeddah in Arabic at 1945, relying TV audio with M addressing a crowd answering with chants, music, etc., 11915-Riyadh in Arabic with Qur’an at 1935. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 9740-Kranj in English at 1217 on the Jupiter mission. 11800 at 1452 on NATO readiness against Russia. (Taylor, LFP, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, Meyerton, 15660 at 1513 in Swahili, ID, music, another ID, mention of BBC and various locations in Kenya. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0419 with W in studio and M on remote in Afrikaans, song at 0427, ID and another discussion. (D’Angelo, PA) 7285-Meyerton in Arabic with their Afrikaans service at 0517. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton in Russian at 1830 with pop songs. (KB2DMD, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior Espana, 15500 at 1555 with 2 M in Spanish conversation. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 6180 at 1320 with talks in Mandarin by M/W. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1232 beginning news, sponsored by Bangkok Airways. (Sellers, BC) 15590 at 0008-0030* with English news by M/W and ad for Bangkok Airways. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEY—Voice of Turkey, 9515-Emiler at 0259-0322 with W giving ID and anmts by M, English began with news coverage of the Nice attack but no mention of the coup attempt. (D’Angelo, PA) 11965-Emiler at 1259 in RR. with W and Turkish music, ID. (Taylor, LFP, WI). 15350 with talks in Turkish. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045-Thailand Relay, with Mandarin talks at 1247, 9605 Philippines Relay in Mandarin at 1410, 15120 via Ascension at 2153 in (l) Bambara, VOA/Radio Ashna, 11860 in Pashto at 1456. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0535 with an English interview. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 9535 Kuwait Relay in (l) Tibetan at 2245, 9940 Northern Marianas Relay at 1520 in Tibetan (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), 15180-Lampertheim Relay at 1413 in Uzbek with W and music bridge, 15255 via Woofferton at 1416 in Turkmen, W/M ancrs. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Farda, 15690 Biblis Relay with 2 M talking in Farsi. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11760 via South Africa in (l) Yoruba at 2036. (Brossell, WI) via Sri Lanka at 1543 with W in Hindi giving addresses in India, 15285 via Nauen in Punjabi and pgm of South Asian music, ID noted by Carlie earlier, 15670 via Nauen at 1531 in Tibetan. English ID, then ID in Tibetan to close pgm. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Follow the Bible Ministries, 12005 via Ascension with a religious pgm at 1920. (KB2DMD, PA)
Overcomer Ministry, 5015 via WRMI at 1132 with Brother Stair. (Sellers, BC)
Italian Broadcasting Corp., 9955 via Okeechobee at 0119 with M in Italian, f/by DX pgm. English ID at 0125, f/by a coded message. Jeff White with WRMI ID at 0129. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7505 at 0207-0305 M with English religion, another religious pgm began at 0300. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, 9955-Okeechobee, at 2300 opening FG Radio with English/French IDs, then news pgm, mentioning Famagusta Gazette for news, then a religious pgm. (D’Angelo, PA) 11580 at 1250 mixing with CNR-1 jammer vs either RFA or Sound of Hope. WRMI had Brother Stair’s usual rants. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
KLDE, El Dorado, Texas, 25909.85 (STL) at 0050-0101 with pgm of pops. (KB2DMD, PA & Marty Fenik, N2IRJ, NJ)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 11890 via Philippines in Mandarin with W in brief Latin chant, 15595 in Arabic at 1544 with W, music bridge, mentions of “Europe” and “Vatican.” (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15620 via Philippines at 1518 with talks in (l) Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)

MANY THANKS, Back slaps and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI and Lake Farm Park near Madison, WI; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsbury, PA; Marty Fenik, N2IRJ, NJ; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; and Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece.

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