Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, (p) Anchor Point 7355 at 1201 with Lucy Grant hosting. (Brossell, WI) 9920 at 1410 in Mandarin with contemporary Christian music. (Taylor, WI)

ALGERIA—Radio Algerienne, 7295 via France at *0359 with musical opening, f/by 5+1 time pips and M in AA with ID and opening anmt, then Holy Qur’an. News at 0405. (D’Angelo, PA) 0449 with, 2 +.1 time pips f/by M in AA and brief Qur’an. (KB2DMD, PA) 7355 at 2235 with Qur’an recitations. (Brossell, WI)

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco, at 2258 with ID for their International Service, then an SS ID. (Brossell, WI) 0100-0134 with coverage of futbol finals between Argentina and Chile (Chile won). (D’Angelo, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0518 with interview of a camera store owner in Nigeria where costs of equipment repair are bleeding him dry. 17785 in Hausa at 1843 with 2 M talking. (KB2DMD, PA) 9915 at 2102 with news. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840-Shepparton at 0600 with “Newcastle Raiders” football match. (Barton, AZ)

AUSTRIA World Radio, 9770 in (l) Dyula at 2020. (Brossell, WI) 11855 via Moosbrunn at 2101 sign on, f/by brief theme and W with greetings. (Sellers, BC)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 4930 at 1936, 15580 with news at 0510.15580 with EE news 0510 (Padazopulos, Greece) 12075 at 2036 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0510 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis 9665 at 2234 with M in passionate speech
Radio Nacional Brasilia,6180 at 0521 with usual upbeat music, excited ancr and listener phone calls. (KB2DMD, PA) 11789 at 2331with songs and talk. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0536 with news items, music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria,11734 at 1952 mixing with Zanzibar. Apparent canned anmts at 1958, website anmt and off at just after 1902, leaving ZBC in the clear, (Valko, PA)

CANADA—CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 2200 opening with “CBC News” at 0507. (KB2DMD, PA) 2200 with ID and news. (Brossell, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5960-Beijing with EE commentary at 2350, 6020 via Albania with news at 0130, 7285 via Albania in EE at 2350, 7340-Kashi with CC lesson at 1855, 9600-Kashi in EE at 2350, 11900 Jinhua //11865-Kashi//13665-Albania all in EE at 1130,11940-Kashi, //13760 at 1335 in EE. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9430-Urumqi at 2101 in FF with talks and pops and EE commentary at 2350. (KB2DMD, PA) 11650-Kunming at 1412 with W in Amoy, 2 both in EE at 1640, 13655-Kashi 2350, 11900-Kunming (p) at 1413 with M in Urdu and W with W and Mandarin Sinhalese; 11900-Beijing at 1434 with M ancr, music bridge, 15700 in EE with ID and into Mandarin. (Taylor, WI) 6175 via Albania at 2340 with W interview in SS with a music pgm. Off in mid-song at 2358. (D’Angelo, PA) 9695-Junhua in JJ at 2354, 9745 in (l) Esperanto at 2023. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio/CPBS - 6200-Lhasa in Tibetan at 1300, 9675-Bejing in Mandarin at 2350. (Brossell, WI) 9750 at 2356 in (l) Mongolian. (Brossell, WI) 15120 with O/C until pgm began at 0002, M/W with news in SS. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Mandarin at 1256. (Brossell, WI)
CNR-1 Jammer, 11785 at 1438 with Mandarin talks vs. VOA also in Mandarin via Thailand, 11870 with instls at 1504 CNR Jammer, 15500 at 1449 in Mandarin vs. VOA in the same language. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0012 with long SS religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBARadio Rebelde, 5025 in SS at 0105. (Padazopulos, Greece)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 0500 with anthem, ID, time pips. (KB2DMD, PA) 9530 at 2348 with talks in (l) Fulani. (Brossell, WI) 12085 via Madagascar with news at 1600. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, 9900 at 2015 in FF. (Brossell, WI) 9745-Abis at 0045-0109 with W ancr and news in SS, then music to time pips at 0100, then W with ID and talk, 9965-Abu Zaabal at 2318 in EE with 2 M talk. (p) ID at 2311 but low audio reduced copy to almost useless. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLAND—BBC, 6105 Oman Relay at 1844 in EE, 6195 Oman Relay with an interview at 0405, 9410 Oman Relay at 1420, 11675 Oman with soccer. (Padazapulos, Greece) 7360 via Meyerton at 0455 with M addressing audience on the proper way to take medications, 12095 via A-Seela in RR at 0448 with 2 M discussing a Muslim attack, 15180-Woofferton at 1815 in FF (KB2DMD, PA) 9410 A-Seela Relay at 1419 with a political analysis in EE. Padazopulos, Greece) 11750 Thailand Relay Thailand at 1239 on Macedonia. (Sellers, BC) 11945 via Tashkent with an interview in Burmese. (Taylor, WI)

FRANCERadio France International, 11995 and 15300 both Issoudun with news in EE at 1929. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar in EE at 0500 with primary results. (KB2DMD, PA) 15275 via Madagascar at 1855 with W in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2055 with traditional music. (KB2DMD, PA) (p) 11645-Avlis at 0043 in Greek with Greek music and M ancr //9420. Not on 9935 so must have gone overtime here. (Taylor, WI) 2237 with W in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, 9610-Agat at 1223 with M in KK. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 9910 at 1345 with talks in KK. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, 4055-Chiquimula at 0512 in EE with choir hymns. (KB2DMD, PA)

GUYANAVoice of Guyana, 3289-Sparendaam at 0508 with EE talks, BBC feed, but only audible on peaks. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9705-Panaji (Goa) at 0023-0045* with Hindi vocals and W ancr with EE ID. flutes at 0041 to close. (D’Angelo, PA) 2257 with traditional music and M vocal and sitar. (KB2DMD, PA) 9870-Bengaluru with Vividh Bharati service playing Hindi pops. (Sellers, BC) 9910-Aligarh at 23021 with W in Hindi, 9945-Bengaluru with sub-continental songs. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5910 via France at 0412 with JJ talks, (KB2DMD, PA) 5975 via England at 1945, 11945 via France at 1835, 15375 via Uzbekistan at 1420 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9755 via Meyerton at 1802 with news in EE, 11845 via France with news, 11845 with music and talk in JJ at 1410. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6090-Yamata in RR at 1100 with IS, opening with ID and (p) news, 9625 (p) at 1140 in II. SS Asian style song into M/W ancrs, 11715 (p) at 1237 with M yelling to a more sedate W ancr, 11740-Kranji at 1233 in Thai with M ancr, (Taylor, WI) 11670 via France with 2 W hosting at 0513. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei 2, 6115-Nagara at 1105 in JJ with W and a mellow vocal, 9595 (p) (Network 1) at 1218 with Western classical music.(Taylor, WI)

MALAYSIARTM-Sarawak FM, 9835-Kuching at 1212 with an Islamic prayer f/by a religious message, then pop song in Bhasa Malay. (Sellers, BC) 1242 with contemporary Malay songs. (Taylor, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador (p at 0410-0445 with M with AA, also long talks. and M.E. music. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700 at 1315 on financial stability of colleges in the Pacific region. (Brossell, WI) 2114 with sports news. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0554 with Nigerian songs, opening at 0557 with talking drums, 0600 into Hausa. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang with W/M in KK at 1334. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1415 with soft instls, audio too “muddy” to be sure of the language, 0600 “This is Pyongyang.” (Barton, AZ)
KCBS, 9665 at 1230 with vehement speech in KK. (Brossell, WI) 11645-Kujang at 1650 with news at 1650. (Padazopulos, Greece) (p) 11680-Kujang at 1415 in KK with W in strident talk. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 Thumrait at 1531 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Biafra, (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2044 with African accented M giving speech in EE and taking listener calls through TOH but they had gone off be 2107 recheck. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Tamazuj (via France to Sudan), 15400 in AA at 1032 with an interview in EE. (Padazopulos. Greece) 1510. (Brossell, WI)
Nippon No Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), 9950 in KK at 1329. (Brossell, WI)
“Radio San’a” (via Sudan to Yemen, 11860 at 2333-0011 with M.E. vocals and AA talks, possible news at TOH. (D’ Angelo, PA)
Radio Dabanga (via Vatican to Sudan) 11650 in Sudanese at 0430 with AA music, talks and “Radio Dabanga” jingle ID. (KB2DMD, PA)
Eye Radio  (to South Sudan) 11730 with several Ws in AA along with remote feeds. Music at 0417 then W with several IDs and frequencies. M in EE at 0419. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio San’a, (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 with ME vocals, talk in AA, possible news at TOH and back to music at 0006. (D’Angelo, PA)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC-Bougainville (Bougainville), 3325 at 1147 with oldie songs, W ancr in Tok Pidgin to news at 1200. (Sellers, BC)
NBC-Madang (New Guinea), 3260 at 1138 with M in Pisin, song at 1200 then NBC News in EE. (Sellers, BC)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 11905 via Tashkent at 1417 in Burmese with M at length. (Taylor, WI) 15339 in (l) Urdu at 1455. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting Assn, 12125 via Armenia at 1625 in an Ethiopian dialect, W ancr with HOA selections. (KB2MD, PA)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6930u at 0045 with mountain-related songs, and IDs after every 3rd number. (Taylor, WI) 0100 with mountain-related songs. (Hassig, IL)
The Crystal Ship, 6876 at 0039 with various things from the ‘60s. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Enterhaken, 69245 at 0042-0103 with GG talk by several M ancrs and GG vocals. EE ID and requests for reports at 0043 and 0055. (D’Angelo, PA)
Skippy Radio, 6925u at 0230 with Led Zeppelin things, CW ID. (Hassig, IL)
Coast FM, (Euro) 6205 at 0242-0423 with M and several IDs for Coast FM, some ads and lots of pop, Poor to fair. (D’Angelo, PA)
Sonic Death Radio, 6955.9 at 0140 with mellow instls, W with vague talk. ID per HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Insane Radio, 6949.7 at 0134 with indistinct M talk, signal came up for an audible ID, then Kenny Rogers’ “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” then back to the indistinct music and occasional talk. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illumati, 6950 at 0124 with rock, ID at 0237. (Taylor, WI) 0147 with pop/rock. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 0107 with new age/new wave things, heavy metal; 0205 with rock/pop. (Hassig, IL) 0112 with Dick Weed and Stavin chatting away, pop/tock. (Lobdell, MA)
Burn it Down Radio, 6970u at 0912 with pop/rock. A different kind of Memorial Day pgm. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925u at 0128 ending rock number, “Pee Wee” sent in CW, then off. (Taylor, WI)
WJD-Radio Indiana, 6930 at 0053 with prank phone calls, tock numbers. (Taylor, WI)
North Sea Radio, 6850u at 0155 with a pirate song “back to the sea." (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6850u at 0148 with a music bit repeating every few seconds, punk rock and alternative stuff, (Hassig, IL)
WJID, 6930u at 0100 with heavy metal, punk rock W talk. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA—Radio Bucharest International, 6150-Galbeni at 2150, 7335-Galbeni in Romanian at 0035, 11790-Tiganesti, 13750-Tiganesti in RR at 1340, 13790-Tiganesti, 15130-Tiganesti at 1115 with EE anmts. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910-Tiganesti at 1422 with M in GG. (Taylor, WI) 6170 with Radio Newsreel at 2131. (Brossell, WI) 9730-Tiganesti at 0011-0032 discussing EU problems f/by Roots pgm, 11795-Galbeni at 2325-2356* in SS with features and music selections, nice ID and closedown anmts. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 4960-Pinheira at 0359 with Yankee Doodle IS, 0000 ID and news. 11900 at 2007 in FF (Brossell, WI) 2014-2031* with several speakers in FF with news and features, 2030 with M in EE signing off. (D’Angelo, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9555-Riyadh at 2242 in AA with AA music and talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 15435, 1-Riyadh at 15290 in AA with an interview, 17614.1 at 1510 with Qur’an, 17895 at 1430 with Qur’an. (Taylor, WI) 9870 at 2256 with AA talks. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPORE—BBC Far East Relay Station, 9740-Kranji at 1205 ending news and into next pgm, 11890 (p) at 1435 with M interviewing W. (Taylor, WI) 2305 in EE with talks, but noise-soaked and poor. (KN2DMD, PA) 15285 at 1114 and //17760 via Thailand at 1114 with news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020-Honoria at 1025 with W ancr in EE with music. (Taylor, WI) 1130 in EE and Pisin with a pop number and promo for a “Band Marathon” in July. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 7230 in EE at 0511 with heavily-accented W making for tough copy. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 7285 in Afrikaans at 0507 with talks and music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15360 via Woofferton at 1823 in RR with W talk. (KB2DMD, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500 at 1552 with SS commentary and sports. (Padazopulos, Greece) 1826 in SS at 1826 with news items and music bridges, 17715 at 2029 with soccer coverage, 17885 at 2031 with soccer. (KB2DMD, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 15250 via Woofferton at 1819 with M/W talking, 15510 in Fur AA at 1840 with talks. (KB2DMD, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9660-Kouhu at 1148 in Mandarin with W/M, music bridges and CNR Jammer. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1230 sign and many mentions of Radio Thailand, then news headlines. (Sellers, BC)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 with songs and anmts in TT. (Brossell, WI) 11980-Emirler in TT at 0453 with Turkish dances. (KB2DMD, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6015 via Ascension in Hausa at 0523 with W interviewing M on the phone. (KB2DMD, PA) 9700 Thailand Relay at 2025v in KK, 15600-Woofferton in (l) Kurdish at 1405. (Brossell, WI) 11990-Philippine Relay (p) with M in KK. at 1426, 17780 Sri Lanka Relay with M in Kurdish at 1439. (Taylor, WI) 11900 via Vatican at 2137-2200* in (l) Bambara. ID by W at 2140 f/by speech by M, several “VOA Africa” IDs. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9850 Kuwait Relay in Mandarin at 1536, 0940-Northern Marianas at 1514 in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Liberty, 15255 via Woofferton at 1439 with M/W in Turkman,15450 via Woofferton with W in Tajik at 1443. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Farda (p), 12005 via Sri Lanka in Farsi with lively music at 1419. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio (p), 12035 via Sri Lanka in (l) Marathi at 1536, 15480 via South Africa in FF at 2023. (Brossell, WI) 15255 via Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) with South Asian music at 1521, 17810 (p) via Nauen at 1429 in Mandarin (Taylor, WI)
WHRI, 5920 at 0200 with ads and 7315 with an preacher. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15720, Cypress Creek with Indy 500 coverage at 1650. (KB2DMD, PA)
WJHR, Milton, Florida, 15555u at 1446 with usual EE preacher. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Munansi, 15240 via WWRB with O/C at 1558, WWRB ID and pgm solicitation at 2159, then into Afropops. Audio speed increased at 1614 and was cutting out every second, canned anmt at 1631, but impossible to copy. Faulty audio finally stopped at 1715 f/by 2 minutes of dead air, then more Afropops. Several IDs at 1723 and mentions of Uganda and Kampala. More IDs at 1802, 04, 05 and mentions of and (Valko, PA)

Back slaps, salutes and high fives to the good guys who checked in this month: Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Mark Taylor, Madison and Lake Farm Park, near Madison, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; and Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA. Thanks to each of you.

Until next month...keep on, keepin’ on!

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