Monday, October 31, 2016

November 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ARGENTINA—Radio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco with an ID, time pips and talks in Spanish at 2359. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC North Atlantic Relay, 6135 at 0429 with M/W sign on in French, then into news. (Sellers, BC) 15105 with news at 0610. (Padazopulos, Greece)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580 at 0945 with Future Tense pgm, then ID by W at 1000. (Valko. PA) 15240-Shepparton at 0421 with a science pgm on an opportunity to name a newly-discovered creature. Barely audible on 15415 and nothing heard on 17840. (Sellers, BC) 17840-Shepparton with an Olympic feature at 2118. (Brossell, WI)
ABC Northern Territory Service: VL8K - Katherine, 2435 at 0909 with news, including actualities, //2310-Tennant Creek. (Valko, PA) VL8A, Alice Springs, 4835 at 1024 with a political speech. (Valko, PA) with world news at 1315. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9720-Kununurra at 1259 in an unid language, English ID opening, fanfare and ID by W. (Taylor, LFP, WI) In (l) Hindi at 1353. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 11955-Moosbrunn at 2000 sign on with the “Voice of Hope” fanfare, more IDs and into a song, (Sellers, BC)

BANGLADESHBangladesh Betar, 15105 at 1227 with IS, unreadable anmt, usual flute theme, W at 1230. (Valko, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 9815 at 0340 in the Kirundi language to Burundi. M/W with reports including mentions of Burundi. (Sellers, BC) 11850 at 2043 with M in (l) Hausa. (Brossell, WI) 15580 at 0810 with English news. (Padazopulos, Greece)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –gld)
Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel, 3375 at 0910 with W hosting, rooster crows, mentions of Sao Gabriel. Quick ID at 0952. (Valko, PA)
Radio Novo Tempo, Campo Grande, (p) 4894.9 at 0850 with M ancr, W at 0856, then M vocal and web stream excerpt. Way too much CODAR. (Valko, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 with talks at 0056. (Brossell, WI) 9665 at 2227 heard end of an English anmt, then PP anmt ending with an ID jingle, then more anmts and nice ID/promo at 2230. (Valko, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, with M/W talks. Off briefly at 2339 and 2341, then seemingly off for good at 2342. (Valko, PA)
Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, 6010 at 0410 with easy listening Brazilian songs, ID at 0412. (Sellers, BC) 11935 at 0937 with ad block ending with a jingle and cat meowing. (Valko, PA)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 6180 at 0136 with excited talk by M, M/W alternating continued. (Taylor, WI) 11780 at 0544 with talks, upbeat music and a jingle. (KB2DMD, PA) 2310. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 9690 at 1059 and M with music, 1100 ID and into Brasilpops. (Taylor, LFP, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0042 with M hosting Brazilpops and several ads, IDs, talk by M/W. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 2326 with “News Talk 10-10” ID, f/by a traffic report and return to talk pgm. (D’Angelo, PA)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0046 with a report about on line harassment of the elderly in China. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 7215-Jinhua in (l) JJ at 1325, 7220 in (l) Vietnamese at 2320, 9590-Kashi in Spanish at 2309 and 15205-Mali Relay in Mandarin at 2240. (Brossell, WI) 7260-Urumqi and 9865-Kashi at 2206 with The Beijing Hour. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7285 at 2045-2056 with indistinct English talk, a couple of mentions of the station name, then Let’s Learn Chinese pgm. (W2VU, NJ) 7345-Kashi and 7435-Jinhua at 1915 with an interview. 9410-Kashi at 2247 with a Chinese lesson in Portuguese, 13635-Kashi with news at 1508. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China People’s Broadcasting Station/CPBS/CNR: 5945-Beijing with M/W in Mandarin at 2254, CPBS, 6200-Lhasa in Tibetan at 1310. (Brossell, WI) 6165 CNR-5-Beijing at 1102 in Mandarin with M and music. No sign of Myanmar’s Thazin Radio, but did note it at 1112 recheck. (Taylor, LFP, WI) Nei Menggu PBS, 9520-Hothot in Mandarin at 1303, W with music. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, in Mandarin at 1308. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9900 with Qur’an recitations at 2136, but very poorly modulated. (Brossell, WI) 9965 at 2336 about bringing Abba tours to Egypt, 2341 ID and Treasures For Egypt. Strong but distorted. (Valko, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7355 via Moosbrunn in Farsi at 0128 with M speaking over a song; M returned, this was repeated for several minutes. (Taylor, WI) 7360 via South Africa at 0424 with The World this Week and a report on unemployed Indian workers in Saudi Arabia. (Sellers, BC) 7445 via Madagascar with news at 1702, (Padazopulos, Greece)

FRANCERadio France International, 9790-Issoudun with French commentary at 0450, 13725 with news at 0610, (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 11820 via Madagascar at 0413 with Africalink. (Sellers, BC)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis in Greek at 0032. (Brossell, WI) 0450 with an interview in Greek. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GUAMAdventist World Radio/KTWR, 9910-Merzio with talks in Korean at 1405. (Brossell, WI)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4920-Chennai in (l) Tamil at 1257, 9445-Bengaluru with English news at 2100, 9950-Delhi with a news summary at 2215, 9950-Aligarh at 2306 in (l) Hindi. (Brossell, WI) 9705-Panji (Goa) at 2304 with English news. Off at 2309, //9600 Bengaluru was stronger. (Valko, PA)
AIR Vividh Bhariti service 9870-Bengaluru at 1138 in Hindi with “Bollywood” music. (Taylor, LFP, WI )
Athmik Yatra Radio, 9450 via Nauen at 0058 in unknown language, then in Punjabi. M ancr, then W with postal address in India, flute, ID and pgm opening in Punjabi, 9510-Nauen with lively vocals, f/by M and long religious talk in an unid language. (D’Angelo, PA) 0014 in Santhali with South Asian music, M ancr, apparent schedule and address, W talk, then off in mid-sentence at 0028. (Taylor, WI) 0016, 15235 at 1515 in (l) Tamang. (Brossell, WI)

INDONESIAVoice of Indonesia, 9525.9 with W and ID during English news, Asian pops at 1054, English ID/promo at 1103. (Valko, PA)
Radio Republic Indonesia: 3344.8 Ternate (Malaku), (t), W briefly at 1026, possible news at 1043. (Valko, PA)

IRANIRIB, 7215-Zahedan at 0126 with W in Arabic with brief music bridges, then into a longer section. (Taylor, WI) 7280 at 0055 opening with religious music, then M in Tajik. A new pgm began at 0132. ID from shortwave info website. (W2VU, NJ) 9550-Kalamabad at 0117 with discussion in Spanish. (D’Angelo, PA) 9590 at 2150 in (l) Bosnian at 2150. (Brossell, WI)

JAPAN—NHK Radio Japan, 11985 via Madagascar at 2045-2100* with M in French, instls in background, ID and closedown at 2059 over a nice Japanese instl, 3+1 time pips at 2100 and off. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Nikkei, 3925 with talks in Japanese at 1302. (Brossell, WI)

LIBERIAELWA, Monrovia at 2308 with M and ID between religious songs. (Valko, PA)

MADAGASCAR—Madagascar World Voice, 6190-Mahajanga at 0236 in Spanish with La Voz Alegre pgm, into several IDs with address and phone number, then mellow instls. (Taylor, WI) 9600 at 2359 with W mentioning “beautiful weekend” usual IS and “New Life Station” ID. (Valko, PA)
African Pathways Radio, 9840-Mahajanga with music at 0406, then a discussion of children in today’s society. (Sellers, BC)

MALAYSIASarawak FM, 9835 at 1107 with news in Malay by W, fanfare and mention of “nasional RTM.” (Valko, PA)
WAI FM, 11665 at 1135 with news by W, mentions of Sarawak and “warta berita.” Slopover from CRI on 11670. (Valko, PA)

MALIRadio Mali (p) 5995 at 2352-0000* with stretches of African hi-life vocals, then M in French who seemed to go off just after he began. Squeezed by CRI on 5990 and Cuba on 6000. (D’Angelo, PA)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador at 0413 with vocals, W ancr in Arabic, Arabic news. Switched to French at 0430 with brief news and some pop vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 11725-Rangitaiti at 0557 interviewing a lady photographer. (KB2DMD, PA) 15720 at 2003 with RNZ News. (Sellers, BC)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 11635 at 2009 with W ancr and female choir, 13760 at 2152 with W doing news. (Sellers, BC) 15180 at 1229. Strongest ever I think, IS at 1230 with IS, IDs by M/W. (Valko, PA)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station, 11680 at 2042 with enthusiastic choir, also orchestral things. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140 in Arabic at 1531 with talks in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Biafra (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), 11700 at 2018 with commentary about Nigeria, lengthily supporting Biafra at 2027, interrupted when M began taking phone calls which continued until nearly 2100, then off with closing anmt. (Sellers, BC)
Nippon No Kaze, (via Palau to North Korea), 9965 in Korean at 1537. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 4885 in Korean at 1252. (Brossell, WI)
Sound of Hope (Taiwan to China), 11100 at 1128 ending Chinese talk, 1130 orchestra, then M and pgm intro. Different content than 11070//11150. (Valko, PA)
Voice of Oromo Liberation (via Nauen to Ethiopia), 15420 at *1700 with W in apparent Oromo with opening anmt. (Valko, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via France to Sudan), 11650 at 0418 in Sudanese Arabic with an interview and many mentions of Sudan. (Sellers, BC) 15400 with Arabic talks at 1522. (Brossell, WI)
Eye Radio, (Sudan to South Sudan), 17730 in English at 1635 discussing events there, possibly via Issoudun. (Figliozzi, NY)
Que Me Radio (via Palau to Vietnam), 9930 at 1222 in Vietnamese with Vietnamese music and W ancr. (Taylor, WI)
Republic of Yemen Radio (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 nice Arabic ID at 2343. (Valko, PA)

PALAUT8WH, Medorn, 9910 at 1140 in Mandarin with M and apparent sermon. (Taylor, LFP, WI) 9930 at 1226 with Brother Stair with an extended Overcomer anmt, various addresses and ways to listen. (Taylor, WI)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—NBC Bougiinville (Bougainvile), 3325 at 0959 noting upcoming NBC News, then M with English news, nice ID at 1025. QRN ruined an otherwise fine signal. (Valko, PA)

PHILIPPINES—Far East Broadcasting Co., Cambodian studio, at 1159 into pleasant choral song, short voice over in Khmer, SE Asian music at 1202. (Valko, PA) 7410 at 1200 sign on with IS, into choir, sign on anmts in (l) Cambodian, schedule, music bridge and song or hymn in Cambodian. (Sellers, BC) (See wavelet note in November issue)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15620 with M/W in Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 8065 at 0147 with hard rock, talk about WFUQ on 6925L, end of RFW simulcast/rebroadcast of WFUQ, alternative rock, into pgm of rock with “Dick Weed.” (Taylor, WI) 6950u at 0050 with “Dick Weed” talking about various topics. (Hassig, IL) 0130 again with DW and one clear ID, weak music. Adequate strength on peaks. (Taylor, WI)
RFW Relay, 8040 at 0115 with a couple of numbers and a disco-sounding thing. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illuminati, 6950 at 0104 with “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” Suddenly gone at 0216. QSL received for this previously unidentified broadcast. Seems they had trouble with lightening. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan, 6924.2 at 0157 with blues and repeated IDs by W. (Taylor, WI) 0205, but very weak. ID from High Frequency Underground. (Hassig, IL) 0524-0540 with rock. ID by the Captain saying he was testing to New Zealand. (Lobdell, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6940u at 0017 playing numbers with “man” in the title. (Lobdell, MA) 0120. (Hassig, IL)
WFUQ, 6925 (l) at 0111 with heavy metal and a barely heard ID. (Hassig, IL) 0122 with hard rock, M about Joe Flips and Oily. ID from HF Underground, parody songs and specialty numbers. (Taylor, WI)
Burn It Down Radio, 6960u at 0023 with rock, M talking about ending pgm after one more number. ID and off at 0033. Also at 0122 with hard rock. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Fusion Radio, 6929.9 at 0155 with end of a Gmail address I didn’t catch, then more instrumental dance things and off at 0200. (Taylor, WI)
Skippy Radio, 6955u at 0036 with Steely Dan, Boz Skaggs and CW, 6955.24 at 0140 with hard rock, CW ID, another song, guitar solo, CW ID and off at 0152. (Taylor, WI)
Trump Radio at 0047 with a Trump speech and hard rock, ID for “This is Trump Radio." Email as, 0103 ID and off. (Taylor, WI)
Boombox Radio, 6876 at 0213 weak songs and talk which I couldn’t make out. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI) 6876.2 at 0150 with M vocal, f/by M with chatter, then more numbers. (D’Angelo, PA)
Pesky Party Radio, 6925 at 0010-0030 with Spanish-flavored numbers. ID with chipmunk-voiced M. (Lobdell, MA)
Wild 100, 6925u at 0223 with dramatic open anmt, dance things. (Hassig, IL)
Newport Pirate Radio, 6997 at 0225 with heavy metal saying it was a simulcast of 87.9, 6780 at 0215 with same. (Hassig, IL)
Johnny Tobacco Radio (Holland), 6295 at 2247 with dance things, anmt at 2251. Gone shortly after 0000. (Valko, PA) 2347 playing a couple of things, chatting and greeting listeners, also with oldies and ID as “Triple L Radio” at 2334-2357*. (Lobdell, MA)
Free Radio Service (Holland) 9300.9 at 2024, bits of music starting to come through. (Valko, PA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7310 with The History Show at 2145 featuring stories from WWI. (Brossell, WI) 7410-Galbeni with The Cooking Show at 2243. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11850 with a feature on tourism in Transylvania. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOMEVoice of America Relay, 6080 at 0403 with interviews, but very poor. (Sellers, BC) 9490-Pinheira at 2152 with talks in (l) Bambara. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 11820 with Qur’an recitations at 2157. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC Far East Relay Station, 7410 and 11890 at 1702 with news and interviews. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOUTH AFRICARadio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0315 with M in Afrikaans hosting pops. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 9805 at 2242 in (l) Indonesian. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15390 at 1900. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15500-Nobeljas in Spanish at 2025. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWAN—Radio Taiwan International, 9680-Kouhu at 1243 in Mandarin with M/W ancrs and music bridges, then alternating short sections, 11640 at 1254 in Mandarin, W with short sections of mellow music. (Taylor, WI) 11635 at 2237 with M in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590-Udorn Thani at 0022-0029* woman in English, f/by ads, M with ID and FM frequencies, M/W with news. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 in TT at 2124. (Brossell, WI) 9830-Emirler with English news at 2299. (Padazopulos, Greece)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 Thailand Relay in Mandarin at 1313, 9800 Philippines Relay in Korean at 1415, 15150 via Ascension at 2149 in (l) Bambara, 15600-via Woofferton in Kurdish at 1420, VOA-Radio Deewa, via Sri Lanka Relay 13590 in (l) Pashto at 1508. (Brossell, WI) 11990 Philippines Relay at 1214 with M in Korean with news including English sound bites about DPRK, 12005-Sri Lanka Relay (l) at 1215 in Farsi pgm of contemporary Persian music with M ancr, (Taylor, WI) 15580 Greenville with English commentary at 0445. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 7460 via Mongolia at 1220 with M, music bridges into W interviewing M including English clips translated into Tibetan, (Taylor, LFP, WI) 15225 via England with comments in Turkmen. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 9940 Northern Marianas Relay in Tibetan at 1505. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 5865 Kuwait Relay at 0104 with M vocal, M in (l) Farsi, more talks by M/W. (D’Angelo, PA) 0127 M ancr in Farsi with music bridges. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9530-Nauen with HOA music. (KB2DMD, PA) 15150 at 1522 with Punjabi talks,15480 via South Africa in French at 2021. (Brossell, WI) 15255 via Germany signing on in Punjabi at 1501. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Trans World Radio (La Voz del Alegre), 6150 via Madagascar at 0321-0357* in Spanish with frequent IDs, postal address, music and religious talks. Off suddenly. (D’Angelo, PA) 9950 via Uzbekistan at 0039 in Bengali. M with an apparent sermon. (Taylor, WI)
Unique Radio, Australia, 9265 via WINB, at 0310 with station ID, address, website and M talk, most of which was hard to understand. (D’Angelo, PA)
Ecos del Torbes, Venezuela, 7730 via WRMI with a special pgm observing the 40th anniversary of Club Diexistas de la Armisted and 25th for the America en Antena pgm, including several English IDs, but mainly in Spanish with talks and light vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7360 via Madagascar at 0349 in Swahili with a hymn, a single note IS, then BBC Meyerton in English, //9660. (Sellers, BC) 9430 at 2318 with talks, music bridges. (KB2DMD, PA) 9560 via Philippines in Mandarin at 1257. W, instl, W ancrs. (Taylor, WI) 9600 via Philippines at 2313, with tone, usual IS, opening anmt in seeming Vietnamese. (Valko, PA) 11625 via Madagascar at 0452 with W closing French service, f/by brief light vocals and carrier off. (D’Angelo, PA) 2005 with African church pgm, ID and intro to African News Panorama, //13765. (Sellers, BC) 17590 with news in Italian at 1215. (Padazopulos, Greece)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 9635.8-Son Toy at 1302 with M/W ancrs in Vietnamese. (Taylor, WI)

ZANZIBARZBC Radio, 6015-Dole at 0401 with W and news in Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA) 11735 at 1955 with indigenous music, 2000 M in Swahili with ID, anmts, time pips, W with (p) news. (Sellers, BC) 2036. (Brossell, WI)

A mountain of thank yous, man hugs, high fives, and back slaps to the following good guys who came through this month: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI and nearby Lake Farm Park, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Rich Moseson, W2VU, NJ; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; John Figliozzi, Half Moon, NY; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; and Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg PA.


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