Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2016 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 in English at 1225, 9655 in English with address. (Taylor, WI) 9680 at 1305 with religious songs, talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 12060 via France at 2005 with man/woman in French, then apparent call to prayer at 2010. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 11710.6-General Pacheco in Spanish at 0120 with mellow ballads. (Taylor, WI) 0230 in Spanish, though French is listed, followed by a piano, 15345 in Spanish at 2000 with RAE IS and man/woman talks. (Cooper, PA)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC South Atlantic Relay Station, 9915 at 2120 on political prisoners in Iran. (Brossell, WI) 11810 at 1845 with an interview, 15400 at 1910 with interview of an ANC member from South Africa. (Cooper, PA) 1946 on health care. (Sellers, BC)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 9580-Shepparton at 1345 with C/W songs. (Cooper, PA) 12085 at 1115 with male voice on child suicides and prevention. (Cooper, PA) 1459 ending rock, then fanfare, ID and news. (Taylor, WI)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4835-Alice Springs at 1149 with M/W on sports. (Taylor, WI) 1150. (Cooper, PA) 1306 with man interviewing woman. (Brossell, WI) (p) at 2133 with carrier and some snippets of woman’s voice peeking through CODAR. (Ripple, VA)
Reach Beyond Australia, 9720-Kununurra at 1319 in Hindi. (Taylor, WI) 1347 in Tamil with end of a hymn and fairly long talk by a woman. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 1333 in Hindi. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11955-Moosbrunn in (p) Dyula language at 2015, woman/man singers and male announcer. (Cooper, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 15580 with African news at 1826. (Brossell, WI) 2014 with promo for African Beat. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875.1 just prior to 0300 sign off with man’s voice and closedown, then a group with vocal NA. (D’Angelo, PA) 0240 man with long monologue. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0250 with man in long monologue. (Cooper, PA) 0340 with bouncy music and male announcer. (Taylor. WI) 0355 with Brazilpops, full ID and frequency announcements at 0407, and back to pop vocals. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Daqui, Goiania, 4915 at 0929 with male announcer, man with song, brief instrumental refrain from the Halleluiah chorus. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, 4935.2 at 1027 with man’s voice, then woman’s voice and mellow Brazilian music. (Taylor, WI) 0035 with male announcer and lively pop-style music. (Cooper, PA) 0146-0201* (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Alvaroda, Parintins (p) 4965 at 0936 with male announcers, later an instrumental. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Marumby (t), Curitiba 6080 at 0108 with man’s voice and musical bridges, male singer. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135, 0000 with vocals hosted by a man. (D’Angelo, PA) 0630 at 0203 with 5 time pips, ID and a list of cities, 11855 at 2140 with a preacher. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 9645 at 0015 man speaking with another man and laughter, 11925.3 at 0135 man with a long, passionate speech. (Taylor, WI) 9645 at 0240 with man/woman talk, 0320 with multiple singers with an apparent hymn. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0210 with a slow song, several male singers and man preaching. (Cooper, PA)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9819.1 at 0025 with contemporary Brazilian music and man/woman announcers. (Taylor, WI)
RB2, Curitiba, 9725 at 0025 with Brazilian ballads and male announcer, (Taylor, WI) 11934.8 at 0155 with a man’s voice. (Taylor, WI) 2155 with woman’s vocal, man talking. (Cooper, PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 11764.2 at 0140 with man’s voice and musical bridge to man with announcement and talk. QRM from Cuba on 11760. (Taylor, WI) 0315 with a sermon. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania 11815.1 at 0145 with Brazilian country and male announcer. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 at 2219 with two men talking. (Brossell, WI)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0122 with blues, later a singer who was then interviewed. 1055 with a woman recording artist being interviewed. (Cooper. PA)
CFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0218 with series of ads. (Cooper, PA)
CKZU, Vancouver, 6160 with Canada live music program. (Sellers, BC)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2112 with funny 10- to 60-minute ID and 2 woman comedians. (Sellers, BC)

CHINAChina Radio International, 9415-Beijing in Vietnamese at 2315, 9470-Xi’an at 0050 with man/woman in (l) Mongolian, 9640-Kashi at 2140 with U.S. pops and announcements in Spanish. (Brossell, WI) 9685-Kashi at 2235 with DX info in Portuguese, 6850-Kashi at 2232 with interview in Esperanto, 17680-Kunming with music in Spanish at 0602. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9570 via Cuba at 1335 in English on a month long arts festival, 13655 at 1130 in English with news items and promo for The Beijing Hour. (Cooper, PA)
China People’s Broadcasting Station/China National Radio, 4905-Lhasa at 1345 with talks in Tibetan, 6200-Lhasa at 1205 with songs and announcements in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI) PBS Xinang, 5935-Baiding in Mandarin at 1156, 7255 in Tibetan at 1211, PBS Xijiang,7260-Urumqi in Mandarin at 1212, PBS Nei Menggu, Hothot 7275 at 1217 in Uighur with instrumentals, 9520 at 1246 in Mandarin with man talking. (Taylor, WI) CNR-5, 5925-Beijing at 1040 in Chinese with man’s voice, followed by musical interlude. (Cooper, PA) 4800-Ge’emmu at 1155 in Mandarin with male/female announcers and musical bridge, 4820 PBS Xining 1147 with woman’s voice in Mandarin, 4920-Xining at 1145 with male announcer in Tibetan, woman’s voice and mellow song, PBS Xizang, 6200 at 1227 in Tibetan with Chinese-style ballad, CNR-6 6165 at 1152 with man/woman in Mandarin and Thazin Radio, Myanmar, in Burmese, 7255 PBS-Xizang, Baiding (p), 1153 in Tibetan with woman singing repeated melody with chant-like quality and ARO QRM, PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi (p) at 1155 in Mandarin with man talking at length, PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi at 1157 in Uighur, bell-like chimes or string instrumental, ARO QRM from 7345, 9520-HotHot, in Mandarin with man’s voice at some length. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)
Voice of Jingling, 6200, Nanjang, on suddenly at 1229, with wonderful signal strength. (Perry, L)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1033 in Chinese with woman announcer, brief interlude, then another woman’s voice. (Cooper, PA) 1151. (Taylor, WI) 1314 with woman’s voice in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
CNR-1 Jammer, 7200 in Mandarin at 1210. Other CNR-1 outlets noted this morning on 7290, 7305, 7345, 7365 and other jammers on 7445, 7470, all in // and all fair to good. (Taylor, WI)
Firedragon Jammer, 11725 against VOA Philippines Relay at 1422 with a traditional Chinese jamming loop; also VOA with man/woman’s voice in Mandarin and Spanish. (Taylor, WI) 11820 at 1313 with Chinese traditional music. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0204 with 2 men in Spanish, Latin music, more talk. Finally an ID at 0230. (D’Angelo, PA) 0140 in Spanish with a salsa-type song. (Cooper, PA)
La Voz du Concencia, Puerto Lleras. 6010 at 1045 with songs in Spanish. (Cooper, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 15140 with Breakthrough, hosted by Arnie Coro, talking about mangroves. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 0100 with ID, several women singers, male announcer. (Cooper, PA) 9530 via Ascension at 2210 with talks in Fulani. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLANDBBC, 9410-Thailand Relay at 0000 with BBC News. 9440-Oman Relay in English at 0300, woman’s voice with sports results then news headlines, 11750-Thailand Relay at 1205 with news, ID, man’s voice on World War I tanks. (Cooper, PA) 9915-Uzbekistan relay at 0127 in Hindi with man’s voice at some length. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, 5950 at *0257 with usual IS, flutes, M with ID and sign on in Tigrinya. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 9790-Issoudun in French at 2145 with pop/rap, both with man/woman singers. (Cooper, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15215 at 1407 in Pashto. (Brossell, WI) 15255 via France with news in English at 0655. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17740 via France in French at 1715, man/woman with news. (Cooper, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420-Avlis at 2250 with talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMTrans World Radio, (p) 9910-Agat at 1355 with man/woman’s voice in Korean. (Taylor, WI) 9940 at 1212 with woman’s voice in Korean. (Brossell, WI)

GUINEARadio Guinee, Conakry in French at 1805 with Afro-pop, male announcer. Fair amount of QSB but better at 2206 check. (Cooper, PA)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 1014 in Spanish with IS, man’s voice with ID, song. Audio a bit muddy sounding. (Cooper, PA) 1150 with soft music and hymns. (Brossell, WI) 0154 with hymns through top of the hour. (Sellers, BC)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9940-Bengaluru (p) at 1314 in Burmese. South Asian music and male announcer. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 9445-Benglaruru with sub-continental music at 2147, 9910-Aligarh at 2228 with an ID and contact info, 15175-Panaji (Goa) at 1517 with talks in Gujarati. (Brossell, WI) 2104 with news to 2105, then GOS ID, commentary. (Sellers, BC) 9870-Bengaluru Vividh Bharati service in Hindi at 1155. Man with fast-paced song, woman announcer. (Cooper, PA) 11670-Bengaluru at 1832 with man/woman announcers on an art festival. (Cooper, PA)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 9450 via Nauen at 0048 with woman speaking. (Taylor, WI) 15285 at 1415 with talks in Soura language. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio-India, 12150 via Tashkent at 1613-1615* with talks and a song so loud it was overpowering WWCR. Off at 1615. (KB2DMD)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 9645 at 1935 with news to 1940, then ID and into Music Journey, //9710 Vatican was slightly better. (Sellers, BC) 9820 via Tashkent at 1900 in Hindi with IS, woman making announcements and (p) ID, mellow introductory tune into same woman. (Taylor, WI) 11895 via Talata in French at 120, slow woman’s vocal, then male announcer, 15130 via France in Japanese at 2054, seeming song from a musical, woman announcer, then man’s voice, 15445 via Nauen in Japanese at 1755, male singer and announcer. (Cooper, PA) 11985 via Madagascar at 2056 in French, nice ID at 2059, contact info and off. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 6055 at 1249 with Japanese talks. (Brossell, WI) 6115 at 1050 with man/woman’s voice in Japanese. (Cooper, PA)

MADAGASCAR—Madagascar World Voice, 11615-Mahajanga at *2100-2157* with light instrumentals, man’s voice in Chinese with opening ID/announcements, then pop vocal and long religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIARTM Sarawak FM, 9835-Kajang at 1140 in Malay with singing/chanting, man talking later. (Cooper, PA) 1323 with mellow vocals and instrumentals. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2249 with songs and announcements in French. (Brossell, WI)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 6145-via Nauen at 0122 with rock-a-billy, “Uncle Eric,” request from a Canadian listener. Freq. varies from 6139-6151. (Cooper, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 6170 at 1305 talking about news headlines, ID, music, more talk and news. (Cooper, PA) 7425 at 1229 lush music, mention of news headlines, then a poem. (Taylor, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 in Hausa, man with long monologue, intermittent ARO QRM. (Cooper, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang at 1252 in Japanese with instrumentals and woman announcer, 11735 at 1351 in Mandarin, DPRK-style instrumentals and woman announcer. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 9650-Kajang in Japanese at 1130 with woman speaker, instrumental, man talking, 12015 in Korean at 2103, with woman’s choir in operatic type piece, then instrumental. (Cooper. PA)
KCBS, 9665 at 1308 with continuous songs in Korean. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 11650-Thumrait at 2349 with 2 men speaking Arabic. Beginning to fade and completely gone by 0018. (D’Angelo, PA) 2240 with man/woman speaking in Arabic. (Cooper, PA)

OPPOSITION—Radio Publique Africaine, (via France to Burundi), 15480 in Kirundi. Mostly talks and mentions of Burundi. Woman’s voice in French with ID and frequencies. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Adal (t) (via France to Ethiopia), 15205 at 1504 with all talk, but extremely weak. Seemed to go off at 1530 without improving. (D’Angelo, PA)
Voice of Oromo Liberation, (via Nauen to Ethiopia), 15420 at 1743-1800* with long talk in (l) Oromo. Some HOA music before closing announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Dimtsi Rado Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11885 at 1740 with lively HOA tunes and DJ laughter. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Pyam e Doost, (via Moldavia to Iran), 7460 at 0255 in Farsi with several female singers, man/woman speakers. (Cooper, PA) 1237 with an interview in Farsi. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)
Radio Biafra, 11700 (via Bulgaria to Nigeria), at 1920 in heavily-accented English going on and on about U.S. not doing anything about the slaughter of people in Nigeria. (Perry. IL) 1953 with a song, then man in English, telephone feed and emotional man about “my people.” Good until 2000 when co-channel (TWR?) came on. (Sellers, BC) 2050 with man on atrocities being committed by Nigeria. Went off at 2100. (Cooper, PA)
Manara Radio (via France to Nigeria), 17765 at 1611 with man in Hausa (possible). Vocal, with some group support, more talks. (D’Angelo, PA)
Fursato No Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), 9560 at 1443 in Japanese, woman in lengthy talk, 9920 at 1337 man with slow, lengthy talk, 9900 (p) at 1309 with an apparent story from a woman. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Tamazuj (via France to Sudan), 15400 at 1500 sign on with horn IS, followed by ID in Sudanese. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Kurdistan, (via Moldova to Turkey), 11600 in Kurdish at 1322 with repetitious woman’s vocal and chorus. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 1905 male announcer with soft Middle Eastern music in background. (Cooper, PA)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9430 at 1325 in Chinese with several men and a woman announcer talking back and forth. (Cooper, PA) 9920 at 1310 with talks in Roglai language. (Brossell, WI) 12095-Bocaue at 1359 in Khmu with man’s voice until off at 1400. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)
Radio Veritas Asia, 15620 via Vatican in Tagalog at 1529. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6955u at 0039 and songs with “today” theme and IDs every third song. SSTV of a weathervane. This was the last of four pirates on at about 0030. (Taylor, WI) 0040-0101* songs with “wild” in their titles. (Lobdell, MA) 0050 with songs containing “day,” “today,” or “yesterday.” (Hassig, IL) 0052 with song, ID, rock. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6930u at 0007 with Dick Weed and various rock things, taking requests and reading logs posted on HF Underground. (Lobdell, MA) 6935u at 0012 with Dick Weed and Stavin playing rock, and chatting with Stavin who was dealing with nicotine withdrawal. (Lobdell, MA) & (Hassig, IL) Instrumental at 0040, contemporary rock, talk by Dick Weed about their new bunker and mentioning a rebroadcast on 6780. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan, 6935 at 0225 with a blues number, ID, email address and off. (Taylor, WI)
Northwoods Radio, 6935u at 0030 and songs from the rock opera “Tommy.” (Hassig, IL) 0039 with segued rock, loon call, ID and off. (Taylor, WI), closing announcements repeated 3 times, NA, 6935 at 0200 with “azimuth coordinator” with ID, Gmail address, rock, multiple IDs and “thanks for listening.” (Taylor, WI) 0213 with various tunes. (Hassig, IL)
Newport Pirate Radio, 6780 at 0016. Instrumental, dead air, weak instrumental then rebroadcast of Radio Free Whatever from 6935 including shout-outs to HF Underground loggers. (Taylor, WI) 0250 with dance and heavy metal things. QRM from data bursts on nearby utility station. (Hassig, IL) (William notes that 6780 is the lowest SW ISM [industrial, scientific, medical] frequency.) and harmonic 13560, where other pirates have also operated. (Hassig, IL)
WJD, 6930 at 0034 with crank calls, ID, piano, more music and IDs. Off at 0100. (Taylor, WI)
Boom Box Radio, 6925.4 with contemporary dance things, unintelligible talk, 0100 ID and email. (Taylor, WI)
Amphetamine Radio, 6925u at 0013 with rock, ID by male and SSTV images throughout. (Lobdell, MA) 6935u at 2102 with rock, CW ID, and male announcer with SSTV image at 2121. (Lobdell, MA)
Fab Four Radio, 6925u at 2344 with ID, Beatles things and other related songs. (Taylor, WI)
Moonlight Radio, 6930u at 0122 with older jazz vocal ID. Weak and just there for a few minutes. (Taylor, WI) 6935u at 0027 with old time country, Morse ID which I got from HFU. (Hassig, IL) 9640u at 0036 with blues, Morse ID. Off at 0040. (Lobdell, MA)
Insane Radio, 6935u with old psychedelic things, mentioning Kenny Roger’s “Just dropped In.” (Hassig, IL)
Kid From Brooklyn, 6925u at 0l03 at end of broadcast, one song and then off. (Hassig, IL)
XLR8, 6930u at 0106 with punk things with periodic IDs. Suddenly dropped out at end of song. (Taylor, WI)
WDDR-Drunken DJ Radio, 6950u at 0259 DJ taking requests, shout-outs to HF Underground, SSTV images, and off. (Taylor, WI)
X-FM, 6870 at 0211, mentioning elections, read letters from HF Underground. (Hassig, IL) 6975u at 0054 testing in USB with bass-heavy music, a few unintelligible words, dead air, back with similar stuff, distorted ID, then dead air except for a few seconds of music. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6925u at 0228 with blues, rock, multiple SSTV/FAX SFX, some of which were R-rated, 6930u at 0153, same as on 6925. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 9730-Tiganesti at 0002 beginning English, then woman with headlines, 11850 at 2030 with IS, man with ID, news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 11975 at 1418 in Romanian. (Brossell, WI)

RUSSIARadio Rossi, 7295-Vladvistok (?) at 1145 in Russian. Woman announcer and mellow music, brief ID just before the hour, then 4 time pips and off. (Taylor, WI)

SAO TOMEVOA-Pinheira Relay, 11900 in French at 2019. (Brossell, WI) 11935 at 1950 with man/woman in Kinyarwanda. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 at 1907 in Turkish. (Brossell, WI) 11915-Riyadh at 2023 with Holy Qu’ran service. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 at 1058 on the cease fire in Syria. (Cooper, PA) 9410 with sports in English. (Padazopulos, Greece)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 at 1142 with island music. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, IL)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0412 with man/woman and news features. May have been African Digest program, 5980 at 0311 with lots of mentions of South Africa. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0015 in Afrikaans with male crooner and male announcer. (Cooper, PA) 0237 with woman leading discussion with two men. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 7275 at 1158 with chimes IS, talks in Korean. (Brossell, WI) 15360 via Woofferton in Russian at 1803. (Cooper, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 17715 at 1835 in Spanish. (Cooper, PA) 17855-Nobeljas with two men’s voices and coverage of European soccer. Familiar REE time pips at 1500. (D’Angelo, PA)

SRI LANKASri Lanka Broadcasting Corp.,11905-Trincomalee at 0152 in Hindi with woman announcer and very nice domestic music. (Taylor, WI)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Manzini, 4775 at 0412 in Greek, then closedown. English program opened at 0430. Fair, but CODAR QRM. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7200-Tanshui in Mandarin at 1149 with man/woman talk, Chinese music. Eventually wiped out by AROs. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 7445-Paochung at 1110 with man/woman talking. (Cooper, PA) 1236 with woman’s voice in Mandarin and short musical bridges. (Taylor, WI) 11635 at 2244 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390-Udon Thani in the 1230-1300 hour with woman’s voice on the economy. QRM from WRMI made listening nearly impossible. (Taylor, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5960 at 2329 with Question of the Month. (Brossell, WI) 13635-Emirler at 1135 in Turkish, man’s voice giving ID, male singer, light music in bg, 9620-Ermirler at 2030 opening English service program. (Cooper, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 9700 Thailand Relay at 2046 with woman speaking Korean, 9800-Ascension Relay at 1410, Philippine Relay in Korean at 1410. (Brossell, WI) 2155 with man/woman speaking in Bambara, 9825-Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 1343, 11990-Philippine Relay in Korean at 1256 with woman with lively instrumentals, VOA-World News man speaking Korean, 12035-Thailand Relay in Pashto at 1358, man with interview. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI) 15630 via Woofferton at 1840 in Amharic two men mentioning America and U.S. (Cooper, PA) 17700 via Vatican at 1519-1530* with two men’s voices and discussion in Hausa. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 9825 via Lithuania in Mandarin at 2315, 9890-Kuwait Relay in Tibetan at 2232, 9940 in Tibetan at 1253. (Brossell, WI) 9885 via Dushanbe in Mandarin at 0125 with man/woman speaking and contemporary Chinese music. ARO eventually wiped out the signal. (Taylor, Lake Farm Park, WI)
Afia Darfur Radio, 11615 via Woofferton (for Sudan) at 1825 in Arabic for Sudan. Went off at 1830, per schedule. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Farda, 5865 via Lampertheim (for Iran) at 0139 in Farsi, contemporary music with male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 12005-Woofferton at 1210 with English rap, old time rock, then a more traditional Middle Eastern song. ID then continued with more. (Cooper, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via South Africa in (l) Yoroba at 2040, 15480 in Arabic at 1952. (Brossell, WI) 11790 via Meyerton at 1935 in Fulfude man with long monologue, later flute and woman speaking. (Cooper, PA) 17720 via Nauen at 1730 with man speaking in Oromo. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Northern Ireland, 11580 via WRMI at 0150 with their Saturday at 0150 with man hosting program of punk rock and reggae. (Sellers, BC)
Family Radio, 11530 via WRMI with Christian songs in Spanish and Bible commentary. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry, 12075 via Bulgaria at 1950 with what may have been a younger-sounding Brother Stair. (Cooper, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7360 at 0306 with man/woman presenting news in English. IS at 0327, followed by opening in Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA) 9755 in Arabic at 2152. (Brossell, WI) 9660 at 0307 with religious talk, 15570 at 1745 income disparities in African nations,17655 at 1740 in Portuguese on international cooperation in Africa. (Cooper, PA)

THANKS, Man hugs, high fives and backslaps to the following good guys who checked in this month: Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Mark Taylor, Madison and Lake Farm Park near Madison, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Peasant, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA (Welcome!); Dave Valko, Dunlow, PA; and Chuck Ripple, K8HU, Chesapeake, VA.

Until next month — Keep on keepin’ on!