Monday, May 1, 2017

May 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 9555 at 1122 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay, 6005 at 0539 with woman speaking on the upcoming Trump inauguration. (D’Angelo, PA) 9915 at 2121 with an interview,11810 at 2108 on the future of Egypt, (Sellers, BC) 15400 at 1825 with woman talking about Ash Wednesday, then man speaking about Lent; on to talk about mobile phones. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina Exterior, Gral, 15345 Pacheco at 1122 in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Hobart Radio International, Tasmania, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0453-0505 with man speaking and phone DX tips for North American and European stations, ID at 0458, program close, another ID at 0459  followed by woman’s vocal. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIAAdventist World Radio, 11985 via Moosbrunn at 1835 with man speaking in Arabic, ID at 1836. (Cooper, PA)

BOLIVIA—Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 3310 at 1020 with man speaking in Quechua and rustic vocals, joined by woman around 1030. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 4930, Mopeng Hill at 0336-0356 with news features, ID at 0359 then man/woman speaking. (D’Angelo, PA) 7275//7460 at 0418 in Kirundi with man talking about a park in Rwanda. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1806 with “African News Tonight” program, ID. Male/female announcers on news from African countries. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL—(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Verdes Florestas, Cruzeiro do Sol, 4865 at 1035-1101 with nice canned ID and frequencies over instrumentals, Brazil pops. The modulation always seems a little low. (Valko, PA)
Radio Club do Para, Belem, 4885 with Brazil pops and male annoucer. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 at 2228 with Brazil pops. Buried by co-channel RTTY, //11815. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 11815 at 0130 with program of contemporary music with female host. Man giving station ID at 0143. (Cooper, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 0303 with hymns and man speaking. Splatter from 5935. (Sellers, BC) 9664.9 with short English/Portuguese ID at 0016. Still looking for that all-English ID. (Valko, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135.2 at 0142 with male announcer, several mentions of Aparecida and plenty of music. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
RB2, Curitiba, 9724.9 at 2313 with man speaking at length. (Taylor, WI) 0151 with male announcer after a slow song, IDs at 0200 and 0201, several time pips at 0202, then still another ID. (Cooper, PA)
Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo, 9819 with nice Brazil pops at 2333. (Taylor, WI)
Super Radio Boa Vontade, Puerto Velho, 11895 at 2208 with canned ID but plug was pulled just before the end at 2208:37. Better than Bandeirantes and RB2. (Valko, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes (p), Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0525 with pop vocals seemingly hosted by man. Time pips over music at 0530. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0434 with an ad for Pizzaville, Then back to a talk show. (Sellers, BC)
CHNX, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0255 with man interviewing a comedian. ID at 0259, CBC and then news. (Caper, PA)

CHINA—China Radio International, 6100 at 2240 with EZL Chinese-like music, 9640-(Kashi) at 2210 in Spanish with announcements, music bridge, man talking about China. (Sellers, BC) 7410-Jinhua at 1149 with vocals and announcements in Tagalog. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio, Network 17300 (a presumed jammer) at 1002 with woman speaking Chinese and actualities, occasional music breaks, 7480/7490 at 2225 jamming these two RFA frequencies with Chinese talk,11710 with Chinese music and a string of announcements at 2105. (Sellers, BC)
Xizang PBS, 4920, Lhasa (Tibet) at 1127 with female vocals followed by man speaking in Tibetan, then more vocals. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4900 at 1116 in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI) 1206 in the Minnin language (which sounds like Chinese). Other California DXers confirm this. (Valko, PA) 4940 at 1223 with man speaking in Chinese, followed by instrumentals. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Qinghai PBS, Xining, 5990 at *2244-2300 with IS type opening, orchestral anthem at 2250 followed by ID in Tibetan, open announcements, phone calls, and light instrumentals. Blown away by CRIs Cuba relay at 2300. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Voice of Zhanghua, 7385, Beijing at 7385 with man/woman speaking in Chinese at 1147 beamed to Taiwan, //5925, 9410. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0336 with non-stop LA music. (D’Angelo, PA) 1012 with religious program in Spanish. (Valko, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 5010/5055 mixing products of Radio Rebelde and RHC at 0340-0345. (Taylor, WI) 5040, Bauta from 0034-0104 with English news,  followed by “Focus on Africa” program and later Arts Roundup program. Closed with news summary before switching to Spanish. (D’Angelo, PA) 6100 with commentary at 0510, 9655 via Albania with news in Turkish at 1912.  (Padazopulos, Greece) 13740 at 2200 in Spanish with ID, music, and news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Progresso, 4765, Bejucal, with man speaking in Spanish and Cuban music at 0230. (Barton, AZ) 0246 in Spanish. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 9530 at 2208 in Pullaar with male announcer and balafon. (Sellers, BC)

EGYPTRadio Cairo/Voice of the Arabs, 12085 at 0253 with songs and talks in AA. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLAND—BBC- Oman Relay, 6195 at 0302, man anchoring news program with reporters on news stories, 9915-Woofferton at 1902 with man speaking, then woman in news items. (Cooper, PA) 7445-Woofferton with male/female announcers and male correspondent, SEA music. Later a seeming radio play. (Taylor, WI) 9460 via South Africa at 0410 with stories about North Korea, then UK football. (Sellers, BC)

FRANCERadio France International, Issoudun, 9790 at 2130 with canned French announcements. (Sellers, BC)

GERMANY—Deutsche Welle via South Africa 6045 at 0319-0400* with woman speaking in Swahili, brief instrumentals, followed by features, news headlines at 0348, vocals at 0353, instrumentals and off, 7260 in Swahili with woman interviewing a man. (Cooper, PA) 7275 via Botswana at 0402-0430* male vocals with English lyrics, woman speaking English ID then into Arabic. (D’Angelo, PA) 17800 via Ascension at 1353 with talks in Hausa. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Oomrang, Amrum Island, 15215 via Issoudun at 1600-1700* and its annual program in German, but also some English. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, Avlis, 9420 with interview in Greek. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9935 at 2228 with talks in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUAMAdventist World Radio, Agat, 15435 with sign on routine, announcements by man and a short religious lecture by a man. (Barton, AZ)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 in Spanish at 0444 with marimba music, man speaking in Spanish with ID followed by choir. (Sellers, BC) 1130 with piano and a church choir. (Barton, AZ) 0215 with man preaching in Spanish. (Cooper, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, Chennai, 4920 at 0208-9245* with woman speaking in Hindi and music selection. Couldn’t ID and seemed to go off at 0245. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 9380-Aligarh at 0114 with Indian music, flutes, and female vocals. (Barton, AZ) 9445-Delhi in English at 2100 with marching band and overseas service ID then into “foreign” Bollywood things. (KB2DMD, PA) 1342 in Hindi. (Taylor, WI) 2150 with music program, then woman with news headlines then several IDs.(Cooper, PA) 9665-Vivdah Bharati service at 0105 with Hindi music, same at 0153 check. (Sellers, BC)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15390 via Nauen in Tanghui at 1335. (Brossell, WI)
Trans World Radio via Armenia, 9345 at 1342 in Haryanvi with woman ending broadcast and off at 1344. (Taylor, WI)

ITALYIRRS (p), 9510 at 1236 with hard and alternative rock, male announcer giving only Euro artist groups, their concert venues and dates. Off abruptly at 1257. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan via France, 5960 with ID at 0430 in Japanese. Also 13640 via UAE at 0513 with “Friends Around the World” program. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910 at 2110 in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei-2, Nagara, 6115 in Japanese with electronic pops at 1230. (Barton, AZ)
Nikkei One, 9595 at 1054 with instrumentals and announcements in Japanese. (Brossell, WI) 2223 with jazz, later man speaking in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)

MADAGASCARRadio Madagasikara, Antananarivo, 5011.3 at 0241 with Afro-pop, male announcer, usual wobbly signal. Dropped down below 5008 briefly at 0247. Freq drops after every change in audio. (Valko, PA) 0252-0330 fade out, female announcer at 0255 opening in Malagassy. Poor in noise. Thanks to Valko for the tip. (D’Angelo, PA)
World Christian Radio, 7390 at 0325 in Spanish, woman giving the ID, followed by program info and light music. (Cooper, PA) 11790-Majahanga in Arabic at 2207 with woman, music bridge. (Sellers, BC) 2237 with man/woman speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI) 17640 with African music at 2015. (Barton, AZ)

MYANMARRadio Thazin (p) 6165 at 1126. 2 signals here, one was CNR-6. The other was probably Thazin at 1135 with probable news at the top of the hour. (Valko, PA).

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 7245 at 1110 on health in the Solomon Islands. (Brossell, WI) 17675 at 0040 with man and program of punk rock to top of the hour. (Barton, AZ)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, Abuja, 7255 at 2040-2058*, man speaking in Hausa with group vocals, mentions of “Radio Nigeria,” more instrumentals and drums until carrier off. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, Kujang, 9435 in English with announcer on the greatness of DPRK and Kim Jung Un. (Taylor, WI) 11710 at 1106 with victory songs followed by slow instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)
Korean Central Broadcasting Station/KCBS, Pyongyang, 2850 at 1212 with operatic vocals which seems to be about the only thing this station offers. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 1215 with patriotic choral things. (Barton, AZ) 9665 at 2137 with empathetic talk in Korean. (P) CNR-8 was co-channel and about the same strength, 08755 signing on Chinese with IS, announcements and NA. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait, 15140, at 1608 with English running late with features and music breaks in between. Into Arabic at 1616. (D’Angelo, PA) 2142 with man speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Radio Publique Africane (via Madagascar to Burundi), 11550 at 1830-1858*, woman speaking in Kirundi, group shouts, and discussions. Closing vocal at 1856. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea),11695 at 1714-1801* with Tigrinya with talks and some HOA music, Nice ID and language change into Arabic at 1730. The program ran over the top of the hour. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Radio Adal (via France to Eritrea), 11670 at 1513 with HOA music and Arabic talks. (Brossell, WI)
Denge Mesopotamia (via Moldava to Iran), 7455 at 2121 with songs and announcements in Kurdish. (Brossell, WI)
Echo of Hope (South Korea to North), 6003 at 2239-2303 with II program and music. ID at top of the hour and into Chinese, //6348 and 9100 which were nearly completely jammed. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
Shiokaze (Sea Breeze) (Japan to North Korea), 5935 at 1420 with woman speaking Japanese over soft music. (Barton, AZ)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 at 1200 with woman speaking in KK, music at bottom of the hour, DPRK jamming. (Barton, AZ)
Fursato No Kaze (via Palau to North Korea), 9975 at 1602 in Japanese. QRM from WWCR-9980. (Taylor, WI)
Denge Kurdistane (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 11600 at 1611 in Kurdish; man interviewing woman. Program continued to 1658 to opening of Bible Voice at 1700. Either this was a tech error or the Denge feed has been extended. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINES—Radyo Pilippinas, Tinang, 15640, man speaking in English at 0200, woman with sign on,  followed by time, ID, and news. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Veritas Asia, 11945 at 1107 with talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)
Far East Broadcasting, 9455 at 2255 with repeated IS and English IDs then into Mien language. (Sellers, BC)

PIRATES—Captain Morgan, 6950 at 0145 with the best signal in months and things by several different groups. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Illuminati, 6150 at 1743-1748* with sign off announcement/ID and NA. (Lobdell, MA)
Pee Wee Radio, 4085u, apparently with a test. Off by 0353. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Gaga, 6935dsb at 2252-2310* with rock, man giving ID at 2310 then close. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free New England, 6925 at 0148 with rap, mellow instrumentals, male announcer. QRM from peskiest along with a whistler in LSB. Had to keep switching between AM and USB to avoid the whistler. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6940u at 0141-0210 with a variety of things featuring the word “one.” Ended with SSTV/FAX sounds. (Hassig, IL) 6955u at 0107 with “never” themed songs. (Taylor, WI)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 2341 but very weak. ID from HF Underground. (Hassig, IL) 0237 with syncpop. (Taylor, WI)
Moonlight Radio, 6940 at 2343 with a pop number. (Lobdell, MA) “WBCQ” Area 51 program relay 6935 at 0329 man mentioning “Area 51.” (Taylor, WI)
CYOT, 6940 at 0026 with CW ID, Canadian NA. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Blah Blah Blah, 6949.7 at 0238 with obscure rock. They don’t respond to reception reports, several parody songs, TV themes, and German ID. ID and off. (Taylor, WI)
ex-YHWH, 7550 as early as 0232 with usual religious talk, many mentions of Yahweh. Into a repeated program at 0304. (Valko, PA) 7615 at 0245 in and out of static floor, voice of YHWH announcer. (Taylor, WI)
X-FM at 0307 with mellow rock, “Red hat” talking, then others. Off abruptly at 0325, back on at 0332-0336. (Taylor, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 3340 at 0129, but weak; QRM from a neighbor’s plasma TV. (Hassig, IL)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, Galbeni, 6020 at 0436 with woman hosting English program of domestic folk music. (D’Angelo, PA) 7340 at 0239 without announcements, //5910. Same on recheck at 0243. (Sellers, BC) 11800-Tiganesti at 2245 with news/talk in Spanish. Off at 2255 with ID, IS. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, Riyadh, 13710 at 1645 with Qur’an. (Barton, AZ) 15380 with Arabic prayers. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15380 with Qur’an at 1344. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME15460 at 1820 with man interview in Shona. (Cooper, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 on the attempted takeover of Unilever by Kraft Foods. (Sellers, BC) 7465 with a sports interview at 1545. (Barton, AZ) 15285 at 1120 on trade policies under Trump. (Brossell, WI)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBS, 5020 at 1112 with songs and island music. (Brossell, WI) 1157 with usual ending religious segment, 1200 with instrumental and canned ID/closedown announcement. (Valko, PA)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, Meyerton, 3345 at 0305-0327 with woman ending news, then “Africa Rise and Shine” program, //6155 often good. 15255 at 1646 with French program, into English at 1700, another change at 1800, but only for one minute before going off. (D’Angelo, PA and FCDX, PA) 9940 at 1918 with group vocal, male announcer, IS at 1934 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA) 15325 at 1630 with flute IS and talks in French. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 at 0240 in Afrikaans with classical music, female announcer followed by a pop thing. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio via Woofferton, 3955 at 2151-2200* with male/female announcers in French. man giving ID and closedown at 2159. (D’Angelo, PA) 9805 in Indonesian at 2229, man/woman with dialogue and lots of laughter. 15575 at 0157 with electronic chimes, repeated ID in Spanish. 0200 sign on. (Sellers, BC) 0945 with long phone-in report in French and 0951 with annoying double beeps every 3 seconds. Fanfare at top of the hour, several IDs by man/woman talking. (Valko, PA) 1320 on social networks there, (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimjae at 2305 in Mandarin, musical interlude, another woman at 2311. (Cooper, PA)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, Nobljas, 9690 at 1950 with soccer coverage. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15500 at 1812 with 2 men covering soccer. (Cooper, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Mpangela, 3340 at 0312-0340* with man speaking in Shona, IS at 0325, ID and switch to Ndau. Nice ID at 0340, IS and off, 6130 ending program in with ID and announcements, IS, ID and change to Kimbundi. 0040 at 1932 with music to ID and music box IS, then into French. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 4775 with male announcer and long talk in German. (D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENBible Voice Broadcasting via Nauen, 7220 at 0808 and Jack Van Imp Presents, ID and contact info. Off at 0830. (Valko, PA)
IBRA Radio/Radio Ibraham via Woofferton, 15510 in the Fur language. (Brossell, WI)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International via England, 3955 with German commentary at 1920. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11895 with woman speaking Russian at 1130. (Brossell,)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand/HSK9, 5875 with usual bells IS at 1115, man speaking with English ID, program announcement and more repetitions of the IS. (Valko, PA) 9390-Udorn at *1228 open carrier to gongs at 1230 and open ID, then news sponsored by Royal Thai Airlines. Plug was pulled in mid-sentence. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 13745 in English at 0212 with man/woman discussing the U.S. travel ban. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 0001 with news by woman. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9610 at 2216 with a vocal, schedule in English, ID, into Turkish music before sign off. (Sellers, BC) 6950-Emirler at 0324 with man/woman speaking Spanish, non-stop Turkish music from 240. (D’Angelo, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Philippine Relay, 7460 in Korean at 1215. (Brossell, WI) 9510 via Vatican at 0330 in Somali, IDs at 0330, then man/woman reading news headlines. 15690-Lamprtheim at 1800 with news clips and a VOA ID. (Cooper, PA) 9765 via Woofferton at 2021 with a local African song, male announcer in Hausa, several in phone discussion. (Sellers, BC) 15580-Greenville at 2158 with pop number interrupted for ID at 2200, Yankee Doodle to just past 2200*. (Sellers, BC) 17895 via Vatican at 1617 on the Gambia situation. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia via Northern Marianas, 9315 at 1541 with group singing in Tibetan style, male/female announcers alternating, off at 0558. Barely audible CNR-1 jamming came up after sign off. (Taylor, WI) 13830 via Tajikistan with man speaking in Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Marti, Greenville, 7405 in Spanish at 2230, announcements, IDs, rooster crows and mentions of “noticas de Cuba.” (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 12020 in Mandarin at 1110. (Brossell, WI) 17800 via Meyerton at 1952 with long religious talk in the Fulfulde language, brief instrumental before program close at 1959 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA)
Trans World Radio via Moldova, 7245 at 0330-0345* with religious talk in unidentified language, nice ID and familiar ID at close. Thanks to Dan Robinson for the tip. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA)
WRMI, Miami, 5950 at 0050 with “Jeff White and Wavescan” program, 14770 second harmonic at 0210, 11580 at 2149 with “Friday Blues Radio International” program, 15770 at 2115 with “Calling Angola,” then listing several other countries, including Poland and Switzerland, followed by WRMI ID, then Jeff White in Spanish. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry via Bulgaria, 9465 at 2248 with a preacher being interrupted with explanations by Brother Stair. (Taylor, WI)

VATICAN—Vatican Radio, 7360 at 0257 with IS, 0300 sign on with African hymn, IS, program line up. (Sellers, BC)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, 6015 at 0334 with woman speaking Swahili. Poor, needed LSB and 2.3 filter. (D’Angelo, FCDX, PA) 11735 at 2030 in Swahili, man speaking Swahili with phone calls and domestic music. (Sellers, BC)

Man hugs, high fives and back slaps to the following who helped out with their reports this time: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Richard D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Richard Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Robert Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI.

Friday, March 31, 2017

April 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA7355-Anchor Point with English ID at 1200. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6155 via France with Holy Qur’an at 2132, 7285 with Qur’an at 2124-2200*, 7335 via France at 2216 with man speaking in Arabic and music selections, 7355 at 2254 with Arabic songs. Poor, with QRM from co-channel CNR-2, 9710 via France at 2124-2200* with Arabic vocals and man speaking in Arabic. (Sellers, BC)

ANGOLARadio Nacional de Angola, 4949.7-Mulevenos, excellent level around 0100. (Delibert, MD) 0127 with woman talking.(Taylor, WI) 0357 with time pips at top-of-hour, ID, man with news in Portuguese, another man hosting a music program at 0410. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco with pops and announcements in German. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLAND—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, English Bay, 5875 at 0544 on illegal Cuban immigration to the U.S, 6005 at 0549 on African soccer/cricket. (KB2DMD, PA) 6005 at 0539 with woman discussing Trump’s upcoming inauguration. (D’Angelo, PA) 11810 at 2059 with several World Service IDs and talk about Ukraine. QRM from CNR-8. (Sellers, BC) 11910 with news at 1933. (Padazopulos, Greece)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond Australia, 9645-Kununurra at 1330 on the Apostle Paul. (Sellers, BC)
Hobart Radio International, Tasmania, 9955 via Okeechobee at 0453 with English and pirate DX tips. ID at 0458 with contact info, followed by vocals. WRMI ID at 0500 and into Spanish program. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRIA—Adventist World Radio, 5920 via Moosbrunn in Urdu at 0202 with man talking, music, SEA music, woman then read postal and web addresses at 0227, IS and into Punjabi. (Taylor, WI)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 4930-Mopeng Hill at 0326 with English news features, ID, then man and woman with more features. (D’Angelo, PA) 6195 at 2023 with African Beat. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL—(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0426 with Brazilian pop vocals hosted by man, ID, talks, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, Tefe, 4925.2 at 0042 with local guitar, then male announcer and more music.(K8HU, VA)
RB2/Radio Clube Paranaense, 6040.7 at 0345 with back to back vocals. Good strength, but low a modulation level and crushing QRM from 6045 until 0400. (K8HU), VA)
Voz Missionaria, Florinapolis, (p) 5940 at 2259 with man talking, low level when WWCR-5935 came on. (KB2DMD, PA) 9664.9 at 0108 with lively sambas, male announcer and into a ballad. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 6090 at 0600 with W and a jazz vocal. (KB2DMD, PA) 0740 (Caribbean Beacon was off) with talk by a man. Usual kitty-cat meowing at 0743, 0744, and 0746. (Valko,PA) 11925 (p) at 0525 with Brazil pops. male announcer, time pips over music at 0530. (D’Angelo PA)
Super Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, 6160 quite audible at 0916 with male announcer, two women making religious mentions. By 0930 CKZN was way on top, 11895 at 0906 with children’s choir. This and Gaucha were the only 25-meter Brazilians heard at this hour. (Valko, PA)
Radio Gaucha, Porto Alegre, 11915 at 1009 with man/woman hosting (mainly man) hosting. Ad block and time ticks at 1015 and 1030. (Valko, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 11780-Brasilia at 2315 with talks. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiana, 11815 at 0334 with Brazil pops, man talking, jingles, ID, and ads. (D’Angelo, PA)

CANADACFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2249 with a comedy routine at 2317, ID at 2250, then more comedy. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 9600 via Bulgaria at 1745 in Farsi with man until 1755, woman with contact info including postal address in Toronto; off at 1800. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 7325-Jinhua at 1143 with woman talking in Japanese, 11875-Kunming at 1102 with woman speaking in (l) Amoy, 11935-Shijiazhuang with man/woman in Russian. (Brossell, WI) 7340-Kashi at 1855 with a Chinese/Indonesian lesson. (Padazopulos, Greece) 9440 at 2045 on the health risks of sugar, 9860-Kashi at 2248 in apparent Esperanto lesson. (Sellers, BC)
China National Radio, Network 1 (p) 4800 with instrumentals at 1313, 6180 with instrumentals, then pop-style group, announcements and time pips at 1400. Unsure whether this was two CNR-1 transmitters or one jammimg Taiwan. (Sellers, BC) 2/China Business Radio, 9775-Bejing at 2127 with music and announcements, //9755, Network 8, (p), 9610-Beijing in Mongolian at 2317, with traditional ballads. (Sellers, BC) 11685 CNR-11-Baoji with man speaking in Tibetan. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, 4940-Fuzhou with man/woman talking in Mandarin at 1141. (Brossell, WI) 1316 with woman in Chinese playing old English pop songs. (Sellers, BC)
Xizang PBS, 4920-Lhasa with talks in Tibetan at 1156. (Brossell, WI)
Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi,(p) 5060 at 0113 in Mandarin with man, brief music and man talking for several minutes. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Jinling, (p) 6200-Nanjing at 1253 playing Chinese songs, then announcements and instrumentals from 1300. (Sellers, BC)
Nei Menggu PBS, Hot Hot, 7270 in Mongolian at 2258, man talking, theme-like music, 5 pips then a CNR-1 jammer, 9520 (p) at 2242 in Mandarin with woman/man alternating, then woman continuing at some length. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0100 ending song, ID by man over music, then Spanish talk. (Taylor, WI) 0356 with near non-stop LA vocals, occasional Spanish talk by woman, ID, and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)

CUBA—Radio Havana Cuba, 5040-Bauta at 0024-0104 with English news, followed by features on Focus on Africa, then Arts Roundup and news. Into Spanish at 0100. (D’Angelo, PA) 11840-Quivican in SS at 0428. (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADORHCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 9530 via Ascension at 2211 in (l) Pulaar. Man with religious talk and seeming balafon music. (Sellers, BC)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9900 at 2117 with man and news in English, then female announcer and program of domestic music. (Taylor, WI) 2133 with woman reading the news, music bridge, and talk on cooperation, Russian forces, education, and agriculture. (Sellers, BC)

ENGLANDBBC, 5930 via Austria in Pashto at 0121. (Taylor, WI) 7445 via Madagascar at 1943-1959* with woman interviewing man, ID at 1959, another ID, quick promo and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 13740 at 1950 with woman talking in French. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 6045 via South Africa at 0319-0400* with woman talking in Swahili, brief instrumentals, then features, remotes hosted by woman. News headlines at 0348, 7275 via Botswana at 0402-0430 male vocals, woman giving English ID and Arabic talk, 15165 via France at 1647 with man in Arabic. Went off suddenly at 1652, 15275 via France at 1738 with discussion in French by several people, then instrumentals to closing ID at 1759. (D’Angelo, PA)
Rhein Main Radio Club, 6165 via Gavar (Armenia) at 2030-2100* with special program celebrating the 60th anniversary of DSWCI. (D’Angelo, PA)
Gruss An Bord/Nordeuscher Rundfunk, 5930 via Nauen at 2227-2300 with their annual German program for sailors at sea. NDR ID at 2256 with bells, “Silent Night” sung in English. (D’Angelo, PA) 9800 via France at 1802 with holiday program for sailors in German. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GREECEERT/Voice of Greece, 9420-Avlis with songs and announcements in Greek. (Brossell, WI) 9935-Avlis at 2157 with music, announcements in Greek, 2200 “Foni tis Athinas” ID. (Sellers, BC)

GUAM—KTWR, 7510 at 1406 in Korean with piano and female vocalist, female announcer, hymn on piano, man/woman alternating, (Taylor, WI) 9910 with man speaking in Mandarin at 1139. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 at 0206 in Spanish with mellow instrumental music, including “Oh Come All ye Faithful.” (Taylor, WI) 0403 with soft music and hymns. (Brossell, WI) 0529 in English with man/woman singing southern gospel songs. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 6165-Bengaluru at 1402 in Sindi with female announcer and Indian film music, 11670-Bengaluru at 2158 with GOS and Indian film music. (Taylor, WI) 9445-Bengaluru at 2223 giving email address, music bridge, ID and schedule for next day before sign off, 9910-Aligarh at 2200 with man speaking and news. (Sellers, BC)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15350 via Nauen at 1309 with man speaking in Nepali. (Brossell, WI)

IRANIRIB, 6135-Sirjan at 1935 with news in Iranian. (Padazopulos, Greece) 7430-Sirjan at 0019 in Spansh with mellow music loop IS, woman with brief talk, then Qur’an recitations. (Taylor, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 9765 via Germany at 1850 with U.S. songs and comments in Japanese. (Padazopulos, Greece) 11910-Yamata at 2238 with an oldie western song, man/woman speaking in Japanese. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1118 with woman speaking in Japanese. (Brossell, WI) 9760-Nagara at 2308 with old U.S. pops, ID, then back to music at 2313. (Sellers, BC)

MADAGASCARMadagascar World Voice, Mahajanga at 2130 in Mandarin. 9535 at 2159 in Mandarin, fanfare at 2200, website given,11610 at 2130 in Mandarin with a radio drama. (Taylor, WI)
Pathways Radio,17640-Mahajanga at 1807-1820 with English, religious features, several IDs, cut at 1816, then a brief return before disappearing completely.(D’Angelo, PA) Signature music at 1958, opening announcement at 1959, African music at 2002, man/woman announcers, perhaps a live preacher. English ID 2054, before going off. Tnx Dan Sheedy tip. (Valko, PA)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575-Nador in French at 2127 with pop and lots of talk-overs. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7254-5 at 0758 with the usual drum IS, woman giving English ID, program rundown, ID and program intro.(Valko, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435-Kujang at 1430 in French. IS, ID by woman. (Taylor, WI) 15180 at 1113 with martial music. (Brossell, WI)
Korea Central Broadcasting Station (KCBS), 9665 at 2129 with woman speaking Korean over co-channel CNR-5, 11680 at 0032 Korean with woman and long, forceful speech, (Taylor, WI) 2044 with choirs and marching band music. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1608 with English segment running late with short music breaks between items. Into Arabic at 1616 after someone figured English shouldn’t be on at that time. (D’Angelo, PA) 2301 with Arabic chorals. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (via Tajikistan to China), 15565 with talk by man in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 at 1755 with 2 men speaking in Arabic, instrumental at 1759, man with ID and apparent close, then another instrumental seeming to open another hour. (D’Angelo, PA)
Furusato no Kaze (via Taiwan to North Korea), in Japanese at 1437 with woman talking. (Taylor, WI)
Shiokaze (Sea Breeze) (Japan to North Korea), 5935 in English at 1356, with woman and brief messages separated by music, and talk about the Korean people at 1343. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Dandal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria), 7415 at 0524 with lively discussion in and Kanuri many mentions of Nigeria. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Itahuka (via Madagascar to Rwanda),15430 with big O/C at 1757, but went off just as Afro music began at 1800. Presume in Kinyarwanda with an apparent political feature. (Valko, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Bulgaria to Turkey), 7445 with man speaking in Kurdish. ID and news at 2100, thanks Valko for tip. (D’Angelo, PA)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 4020u at 0029, “Testing 1-2-3” some old cold-themed blues songs. (Taylor, WI) 0146 with secular Christmas music, SSTV/FAX at 0228. (Hassig, IL)
WHYP, 4060u at 2334 with a good signal and excellent sideband audio. Retrospective feature, song in Hebrew, a Christmas polka, and some X-rated Christmas things. (Hassig, IL)
WDOR, 4020u at 0202 good with punk rock and pop. Also mentioned people who’ve posted on HF Underground. (Hassig, IL)
Happy Hanukkah Radio, 6925.4u at 1335 with a comedy skit, woman singing, instrumental, off at 1343. (Taylor, WI)
WRRI-Radio Random International, 6925u at 2348 with rock, repeated ID, a pause, then more rock. (Taylor, WI)
Electric Circus, 6925u at 2055 with brass band music, ID, a “ring master,” crowd noise with brass band in background and QRM from an unidentified station on 6927u, 2111 with “Captain Spaulding” welcoming HFU logs, then hard rock. (Taylor, WI)
Gospel Radio, 6929, weak at 2206 airing a religious program. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 2357 weak/poor with “Duffy’s Tavern.” (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925.1u at 0043 with pulsing music just above the QRN floor. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Relay Station,” 5150 at 2124 with rock, Radio Illumati ID at 1300. (Taylor, WI)
YHWH,” 5790 at 0303 with ID mentioning those call letters, also mentioning an email address not copied in full. (Valko, PA)
Captain Morgan, 6954 at 0242 with blues and rock, Twilight Zone theme, Gmail address, woman with IDs, theme repeated then lost or off. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6950u at 0004 with rock, CW ID at 0017, more hard rock and occasional CW IDs, SSTV at one point, then off. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6950u at 0205 with segued instrumental rock, ID at 0213 and 0218 over rock. (Taylor, WI)
KFBN, 6905u with 2 songs with about 20 seconds in between. “?? North Radio signing off.” (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 5960-Galbeni at 0110 with an interview. (Padazopulos, Greece) 6020-Galbeni at 0436 with woman speaking in English hosting program of Romanian folk songs. 7310-Tiganesti at 2138 ending English  followed by The History Show, Nice closedown ID at 2155 with IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7235-Tiganesti in Spanish at 2030 with slow, sappy songs. (KB2DMD, PA) 15150-Galbeni at 1133 with slow music and English sign on. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 17705-Riyadh at 1402 with man speaking in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 6020 in Spanish at 0553 with two men talking about Obamacare, 6080 at 0557 with International Edition and an editorial, (KB2DMD, PA) 9485 in (l) Bambara (M-Fri) with an interview, 11900 in French with discussion by two men, English ID and off. (Sellers, BC)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay, 6195 at 2302, woman giving the news. (Sellers, BC) 15285 on North/South Korea relations. (Brossell, WI)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia International, 11580 via WRMI-Okeechobee at 2105 with man, ID and program lineup. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 6155 with a news program from 0345 tune in. (Perry, IL)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 3955 via Woofferton at 2151-2200* with man/woman speaking in French, instrumental at 2159, ID and closedown, (D’Angelo, PA) 7275 at 1204 with woman speaking in Korean. (Brossell, WI) 9805-Kimje at 2237 with woman in Indonesian, including ID. (Taylor, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15500-Nobeljas at 2027 with covering sporting event. (Brossell, WI) 2044 with correspondent report. (Sellers, BC)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 9940-Manzani at 1918-1950* with group singing, male announcer in (l) Lingala, familiar IS at 1934 and into French. (D’Angelo, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, (p) 6105 at 1303 with man speaking and fanfare, two female announcers, tingly music. (Taylor, WI) 7200-Tamsui at 1215 with soft-voiced female announcer in Chinese and children’s music. (KB2DMD, PA) 9450-Tanshui in Mandarin at 2329 with an interview, followed by woman talking. Surprised it didn’t have CNR-1 jammer. (Taylor, WI) 9735 at 1146 with man speaking in (l) Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 2030 with gongs, ID and PSAs. (Sellers, BC)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9460 at 2031 with man/woman singing in Turkish. (Brossell, WI) 9620 in English at 2142 with talks and music. Woman with an apparent story at 2150. (Sellers, BC)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6035 via Ascension at 0512 in Hausa with vocals. Off at 0529. (D’Angelo, PA) 6045 Thailand Relay, in Mandarin with contemporary choral music then perhaps news, 11785 Thailand Relay at 1210 with woman speaking in Mandarin, 11900-Vatican relay at 2138 in (l) Bambara, 15580-Greenville at 2115 with pops. (Sellers, BC) 15590 Philippines Relay in Mandarin at 1422. (Brossell, WI) 17895 via Vatican at 1617 with talk on the Gambia. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 via Tajikistan at 1301 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 11750 via South Africa at 2048 with man speaking in (l) Yoroba, music at 2055, woman with website and a several IDs, address in Lagos. (Sellers, BC) 17800 via Meyerton at 1952 with long religious talk in (l) Fulfulde, brief instrumental segments between talks, English ID, into French. (D’Angelo, PA)
WRMI, Miami, 11825 via Okeechobee at 2059, ID, then a hymn and Old Testament readings. (Sellers, BC)
WMLK, Bethel, PA, 9275 at 2156 with English religion, “Assemblies of Yahweh” ID and contact info. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7450 in Hindi at 0139 with Spanish, SE Asian flute, ID and into woman talking over flute. (Taylor, WI) 9660 at 2009 and man reading African news. (Sellers, BC)

ZAMBIAZambia National Broadcasting Corporation, 5915-Lusaka at 2148. Last few minutes with man/woman in a local language. Off suddenly at 2157. (D’Angelo, PA) 0258 with pleasant woman vocal, 0300 woman with ID, more songs. Some QRM from 5920. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Hope, Makeni Ranch, 13680 at 1635 with man and religious talk in English, instrumental, went off without announcement. (D’Angelo, PA)

ZANZIBARZanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, 6015-Dole with woman giving the news in Swahili. Began to lose synch around 0425 when the signal began to fade, 11735 at 1807 with man speaking in Swahili. (D’Angelo, PA) 1830 with peppy Afropop at armchair quality. (Perry, IL) 2020 group singing with percussion, female announcer in Swahili. (Taylor, WI) 2050 with Swahili music, announcements and more music at top-of-hour, “Spice FM” ID. (Sellers, BC)

High fives, man hugs and other congrats to those who did the good thing this time: Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; K8HU,Chuck Rippel, Chesapeake, VA; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; KB2DMD, Rich Parker, Pennsburg, PA; and Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC.

Until next month, keep on keepin’ on!