Friday, December 29, 2017

January 2018 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS, Anchor point, 7355 at 1230 ending Focus on the Family and into DX Tips for Beginners. (Sellers, BC) 9920 at 1301 in Mandarin with an IS. (Taylor, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9810 via France with songs and announcements in Arabic. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC, 5925, English Bay at 0543 on the Rohinga refugees in Bangladesh, then a sports report, 6135 at 0550 in Hausa with a discussion by two men and frequent mentions of Nigeria. (Sellers, BC) 9915 with BBCWS ID at 2106 followed by an analysis of Trump’s cabinet choices. (Brossell, WI) 15400 at 1855 on world cup soccer. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRALIAReach Beyond, 9720, Kununurra (p) at 1325 with an interview on Africa, station theme and reflection on a Bible verse. (Taylor, WI)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 9815 at 0343 with mean speaking in Kirundi, brief instrumental, woman talking, ID, and vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 11955 at 2035 in Hausa with ID, possible news. (Sellers, BC) 15580 at 1738 on Ugandan culture. (Brossell, WI) 1842 on Uganda, then C/W stuff. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Clube do Para, Boa Vista, 4885 at 0115 with phone-ins. (Taylor, WI) 0137 with rap/pop number, female DJ, female singer. (Cooper, PA) bridges, Brazilian ballads. (Taylor, WI)
Radio 9 de Julho, (p) 9820, Sao Paulo at 2126 with male announcer and instrumentals. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 11815 at 0115 with man giving a long religious talk, another man gave the ID, followed by vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 2250 with male/female announcers and news headlines, ID at 2255. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 5035 at 0130 with an operatic-style vocal. (Taylor, WI) 0217 with music bridges, splash from RHC on 5040. (Taylor, WI) 2240 with male/female announcers and pop vocals. (Delibert, MD) 11855 at 2054 with man talking, ID, and time pips. (D’Angelo, PA) 2236 with an interview. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Evangelizar, Curitiba, 6040.7 at 0008 with male announcer, another man speaking alternating with woman through top of the hour. (Taylor, WI) 2300 with male/female speakers, 2300 with man and woman talking back and forth, possible ID at 2305. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 0449 with an ad string and News Talk 1010 ID. (Sellers, BC)
CKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0033 with a report on retirement there. (Brossell, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, Xi’an, 7205 at 2349 in Mongolian; 7300, Urumqi in Mandarin at 2352; 11700, Beijing in Vietnamese at 0009. (Brossell, WI) 7285 via Albania in English at 2028 with ID, two women on phone with another woman doing a skit followed by promo for CRI Theater to be heard next. (Cooper, PA)
China National Radio-Network 2, Xi’an, 9820 at 2130 ending song, man talking, ID, and fanfare. (Taylor, WI) CNR, Lingshi, 11810 in Mongolian at 2334. (Taylor, LFP) CNR-17, Lingshi, 9630 with man speaking in Kazakh at 1314. (Taylor, WI)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, 5910 at 0131, mostly segued music over 2 hours of listening. Strong enough to be listenable for a good part of the evening. (Taylor, WI) 0410 with LA vocals hosted by woman. (D’Angelo, PA) 2124-2130* with man speaking in Serbian. (D’Angelo, PA) 0524 in Spanish with LA dance music and occasional man speaking in Spanish. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORHCJB, 6050-Pichincha in Quechua at 1029. Mostly instrumentals. Just one vocal. (Cooper, PA) 7300 via Wooferton in Arabic at 2123. (Brossell, WI)

EGYPT—Radio Cairo, Abis, 9720 at 2202 in English ID at 2206, nice domestic music, carrier cut later without announcements, but had the usual muddy audio. (D’Angelo, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 7345 with man/woman reading the news, 7445 via South Africa at 0435 on cancer In Nigeria. (Sellers, BC) 13660, Woofferton at 1904. BBCWS ID and man with news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 15420 via South Africa with news at 1501. (Brossell, WI)
End Times Coming Radio, 11590 via Bulgaria at 1920 with man speaking about living a Biblical life. (Cooper, PA)

ETHIOPIAAmhara State Radio, 6090, Addis Ababa, barely audible at 0255, with what sounded like music, repeats of haunting IS, dead air, then man suddenly at 0300 and lively HOA music. Massive slop from Japan on 6105. (Valko, PA) 0324 with man/woman speaking in Amharic. Carrier cut at 0350 and again at 0358. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Fana, Addis Ababa, 6110 in Amharic at 2020 with female vocal then male announcers. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, on 7205 in French at 2058. (Brossell, WI) 11700 at 2911 in Hausa, man giving station ID, contact info, then 2 men reading the news. Occassional “machine gun” QRM from 11722.5. (Taylor, WI) 15300 in French at 1855 with woman speaking briefly, instrumental, then off at 1858. (Cooper, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle (p), 13750 via France in French, man/woman reading the news at 1707. (Taylor, WI) 21779.9 via Ascension at 1610 with program about Africa and talk about HIV. (Cooper, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935 with talks in Greek at 2022. (Brossell, WI) 2125. (Cooper, PA)

INDIA—All India Radio, Chennai, 4920 at 1216 in Tamil, female announcer speaking at length, then Southeast Asian music. 5010-Thiruvananathapuram (p) at 1220 in Malay. woman with Southeast Asian music. 9445-Bengaluru at 2138 in English commentary, //7550, 9865, Bangalore, Vividh, Bharati service at 1329 in Hindi (Taylor, WI) 11670-Bengaluru in Hindi at 2029. (Brossell, WI) 11740-Panaji (Goa), at 2230 at 2230 with Indian–accented announcer and news. (Taylor, LFP)
Trans World Radio-India, (p) 9410 via Armenia at 1311 with English preacher. (Taylor, WI)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5975 at 0500 with Welcome to Japan World Update and man/woman reading the news. (Sellers, BC) 9855 via Madagascar in French at 2040. (Brossell, WI) 13720-Yamata with woman speaking in Japanese at 1708. (Taylor, WI) 9710 via Vatican at 1935. News headlines, program called Made in Japan. (Cooper, PA) 13680 in mostly Japanese at 2124 with ID at 2125, music to bottom of the hour. (Sellers, BC) 2230. (Barton, AZ)
Radio Nikkei-1, 3925 at 1030. All girl J-pop, 6055 more girl pop with female host. (Barton, AZ)

MALAYASIA—Sarawak FM, Kajang, 9835 with male announcer, song, then a radio play. Off abruptly in mid-song at 0045. (Taylor, LFP)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 5960 via Nauen at 0145 with an instrumental, then a shout out. (Cooper, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, Rangtitaiki, 7425 at 1045 with pop song and several male singers, woman talking and interview with one of them. (Cooper, PA) 1120 with Dateline Pacific on political turmoil in New Caledonia. (Barton, AZ) 1141 on the closing of a cannery in American Samoa, (Sellers, BC) 1233-1258* with two men discussing farming techniques, then woman hosting pops. (D’Angelo, PA)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0600. Dead air at first, then audio faded up with man speaking in Hausa and many mentions of Nigeria, also mentions of Abuja in what sounded like a newscast. (Sellers, BC) 0654 in Hausa, brief instrumental at 0700, then switched to French. (D’Angelo, PA) 0750 in Fulani, man talking to 0758, then off abruptly. (Taylor, WI)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, Kujang, 13650 at 1410 in Mandarin with DPRK instrumental. (Taylor, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait,15140 in Arabic at 1626. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Dimtse Radio Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 in Arabic at 1735. (Taylor, WI)
Dandal Kura Radio (via Ascension to Nigeria), 5960 at 0513 in the (p) Kanuri language, woman talking, English ID at 0518, then into language and mentions of Cameroon. (Sellers, BC) 2028 in Kanuri, man speaking, indigenous music and man interviewing two other men. (Taylor, WI)
Fursato No Kaze (Taiwan to North Korea), 9900 with woman speaking in Japanese. (Taylor, WI)
Denge Kurdistan (via Madagascar to Turkey), 7320 via Armenia from new site, non-stop Kurdish vocals. (D’Angelo, PA) 7455 at 2147 in Kurdish. (Brossell, WI) 11600 via Issoudun at 1812, mane speaking in Kurdish with “democracy” mentioned several times. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Tamazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 1518 in Sudanese. (Brossell, WI)
“Republic of Yemen Radio” (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 in Arabic at 1510. (Brossell, WI) 2020 with man speaking in Arabic, Frequent “machine gun” QRM on 11846 made listening tough. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 15330 via Vatican in Urdu at 1451. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6965u at 0051 with Rock Around the Clock and other songs with “around” in them. SSTV/FAX at 0133. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Illluminati, 6955 at 2349 with segued hard rock. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, LFP)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 2210, mellow instrumental, shout out to HF Underground loggers, Soviet NA, Dick Weed and Staven, with obscure rock, DJ talk and ID. (Taylor, WI)
Clever Name Radio, 6935u with segued rock, ID at 2232 and into more rock. (Taylor, LFP) 2354 with what sounded like punk rap. (Hassig, IL)
THWH, 7470 at 0248. Distinctive preacher and anti-Christian unique Yahwaist theology, usual theme music. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Paisano, 6925 at 0005 with a variety of Italian-American songs. Off at 0029. QRM from peskies on LSB so had to use USB much of the time. (Taylor, WI) 2135 with Italian-themed songs. (Cooper, PA) 2356 and a guy with an Italian accent and comedy tunes. (Hassig, IL)
Tangerine Radio, 6950u, letters mentioning Tangerine Radio, address in Hawaii, at 0005, skull and crossbones waterfall mages during ID and a break into music. (Taylor, WI) 2352 with C/W stuff. (Hassig, IL)
WQLD, 6935u at 0035 with mellow instrumentals, monologue on community radio other numbers and a long canned ID. (Taylor, WI)
Laser Hot Hits, (Euro), 6205 at 0334 with pop things, never seemed to peak during the announcements. (Hassig, IL)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6950.3 at 2315 with segued blues. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, Tiganesti, 7325 at 2220-2243 with man/woman speaking in English on waste management and recycling, followed by sports update. (D’Angelo, PA) 0215 with monologue in Spanish. (Barton, AZ) 9610 in English at 2044. (Sellers, BC) 11810-Tiganesti with Listeners Letterbox, then IS and close off at 1755. (Cooper, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, 6080 at 0454 on the late Tom Petty. Best in LSB due to co-channel QRM, though much improved after 0500. (Sellers, BC) 6195 at 2157 with hi-life, ID and off at 2158. (Brossell, WI) 11815 in Sudanese/Arabic at 1915. (Cooper, PA) 13590 at 1723 on Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands hurricane recovery. (Taylor, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 in Turkish at 2018. (Brossell, WI) 2025 in Turkish with woman and Arabic music, 9675 at 2025 in Turkish. (Sellers, BC)

SOUTH AFRICASonder Grense, Meyerton, 3320 at 0330 with classical music and Afrikaans. (Barton, AZ)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, Mobeljas, 9690 with news in Spanish. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Mi Amigo, 1845 via Armenia in English with male DJ talking about Motown things to be played. (Cooper, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, Manzini, 4775 at 0428 coming on with IS and repeated ID, too weak to tell anything else. (Sellers, BC) 9940 in French at 1940, 1947 (Cooper, D’Angelo, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9895 via UAE at 0248 in Dari with male announcer speaking at length. (Taylor, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, Ban Dong, 5855 at 1114 in Vietnamese with man and IS, into Khmer at 1116. (Cooper, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 5980 – (Emirler), in Turkish at 2135. (Brossell, WI) 9460-Emirler at 1747 in Turkish, Turkish music, 4+1 pips at 1800. (Turkey, LFP) 9635-Emirler at 1956 in French, theme and into a radio play. (Taylor, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 7455-Thailand Relay, in Mandarin at 2250, 15621 via Woofferton, in Somali at 1638. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 9555 via UAE in Tibetan at 2344, with talk and mention of the RFA website. (Taylor, WI) 9900-Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 2354. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist Word Radio, 11790 via France at 2032 with woman speaking in Yoruba. (Sellers, BC) 17570 via Madagascar in Moore at 2013. (Brossell, WI)
WRNO, New Orleans, 7505 at 0220 with religious, ID for Marantha Radio and contact info, WRNO ID with email and Dallas P.O. address. (Taylor, WI)
Pan American Broadcasting, 21525 via WRMI, at 1837 with religious program. Appeared to be in 15-minute blocks. (D’Angelo, PA)
The Overcome Ministry, 5900 via Bulgaria, Bible reading and into Bother Stair screaming. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Prague, 9455 via WRMI at 1208 on mining there and on a Czech painter. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Payem e-Doost (p) (via Moldova to Iran) with monologue in Farsi at 0313. (Barton, AZ)

VATICANVatican Radio, 17895 at 1650 on pro male and female tennis players. (Brossell, WI) 9600 via Philippines at 2346 in Vietnamese ending mellow song and into male announcer. (Taylor, WI) 9670 in English at 2010 man talking about global goals and issues on providing water, woman from UN. (Cooper, PA)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, (p) 9635-Son Tay in Vietnamese at 1246 with nice Vietnamese music and announcer. (Taylor, WI)

ZANZIBARZBC, 6015 at 0258 with woman speaking in Swahili, slow time ticks at 0300 and Qur’an from 0301 to 0303 cut off. Dead air to at least 0321. (D’Angelo, PA) 9560 via Philippines in Mandarin at 1243. (Taylor, WI) 11735-Dole, at 1855 with man.woman speaking in possible Swahili. ID for Zed B-C and 5+1 time pips, then news. (Delibert, MD) 2015 lively song, female announcer speaking in Swahili. (Cooper, PA) 2054. (Brossell, WI) 2102 with man/woman reading the news, Spice FM ID. (Taylor, WI)

High fives, touchdown signals and man hugs to all who checked in this time: Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Jerry Strawman, Des Moines, IA; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Tom Gavaras, Minnetonka, MN; Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; and Rick Barton, El Mirage, AZ.
Until next month…keep on keepin’ on, and…Celebrate Shortwave!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, 11610 via Madagascar with man speaking in Mandarin at 2145. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 6155 via France in Arabic at 2139. (Brossell, WI)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4949.7-Mulvenos, in Portuguese at 0035 with instrumental male vocal, several more with announcer in between. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345, Gral Pacheco, with man speaking in Spanish at 2108. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, 6135 with HOA music at 0450. (KB2DMD, PA) 17840 on U.S. positions on trade between China and Europe. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRALIA—Reach Beyond, 9720, Kununurra, with carrier on at 1300 and a welcome, ID, mention of “life changing radio,” then into a Bible program. (Sellers, BC) (p) 1317 with a hymn then into a sermon in English. (Taylor, WI) 12095 at 2030 with woman reading news headlines, then man with more details. (Cooper, PA)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155, Moosbrunn with a German instrumental medley at 0458 sign on. (KBDMD, PA)
Adventist World Radio, 11955, Moosbrunn with instrumentals at 1912 and man speaking in Hausa. IDs at 1930, program close, then into Tachelhit. The later segment was via Nauen. (D’Angelo, PA)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, 15580 at 0328 with woman speaking in English and hurricane news and other features. (D’Angelo, PA) 1615 on the Congolese Hutu rebel group. (Brossell, WI) 2100 with man reading news headlines. (Cooper, PA)

Radio Club do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0045 with male DJ and several female singers. (Cooper, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 9665 at 0008 with man talking, followed by a nice music program. (D’Angelo, PA) 0235 with extended talk using reverb. (Strawman, IA)
Radio Evangelizar, Caritiba, 6040 (p) at 0031 with male announcer and light music. (Taylor, WI) 9725 at 0404 with vocals and male announcer. Nearly // with web stream. Shortwave broadcast was slightly delayed. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135 at 0044, with man in lengthy talk //9820. Unusual for me to hear both channels at the same time. (Taylor, WI)

CHINAChina Radio International, 5960 via Albania in English with pop song, male/female announcers on reaching the age of 18. (Cooper, PA) 7440, Jinhua in possible Japanese at 2208; 7445, Urumqui in possible Hungarian at 2154; 9415, Beijing at 2330 in Vietnamese; and 11820, X’ian in Cantonese at 0008. (Brossell, WI)
CPBS/China National Radio, 6125, Shijiazhuang in Mandarin at 2310. (Brossell, WI) CNR-5, 5925 at 1020 with man reading news items. Music and ID at 1030. (Cooper, PA) CNR-1, 7240, Lhasa (Tibet) in Mandarin at 2350, male/female announcers; 0000 music, female announcer with ID. (Cooper, PA) 7420, Nei Menggu PBS, in Mandarin, poor with an interview, CNR-8-Beijing at 2331 in Mandarin, 2 female and 1 male announcer. (Taylor, WI)
PBS, Xinjiang (p) 7340, Urumqi at 0358 with nice jazz, woman talking, then an abrupt sign off. (KB2DMD, PA)
PBS, Xinning, 9780, Quinhai at 2350 with male/female. 5+1 time pips and ID at 0000. (Taylor, WI)
PBS, Xizang (Tibet) 6130 at 0040 in Tibetan with short song and male/female announcers. (Taylor, WI)
Beibu Bay Radio, 9820 at 1032, with a pretty ragged signal, there seemed a het from the Brazilian from 1100. Beibu Bay had a mix of pops and Chinese. (Delibert, MA)
Firedrake jammer, 6105 at 1040; both this and CNR-1 jamming Radio Taiwan Intl. First time I’ve heard both simultaneously. (Cooper, PA)

COLOMBIAAlcaravan Radio, 5910 at 0248 in Spanish with a possible religious talk. (Strawman, IA) 0330, ID at 0404 followed by music with man giving long religious talk in Spanish.(D’Angelo, PA ) A Spanish call-in program at 0511. (KB2DMD, PA)

ECUADORHCJB-Pinchincha, 6050 in Quechua at 1015 with traditional-sounding song by several female singers, man talking over instrumental music, then talk about Quito and an ID. (p) at 0038 in possible Wao, man with slow talk. 7365, Weenermoo in German at 1223. (Taylor, WI) HCJB/Radio Akhbar Mufriha, 9530 in Pulaar at 2155, man with light instrumental music. (Cooper, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9780, Abis at 2133 with English ID, woman reading headlines, talk about immigrants and the Italian Coast Guard. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 5875, Woofferton in Arabic at 0339 with woman interviewing man on phone. (KB2DMD.PA) 7445 via Meyerton with English features, WS ID and program previews at 0429. (D’Angelo, PA) 15490 via Madagascar at 1555 with interview and sports scores, ID at 1559 by talk by man/woman. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 17630, Issoudun at 1851 with talks in French. (KB2DMD, PA)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15275 via France with talks in possible Amharic at 1637. (Brossell, WI)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 0124 with a stringed instrument and talks in Greek. (Strawman, IA) 2122 with Greek songs. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALARadIo Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 with Spanish songs at 2349. (Brossell, WI)

GUINEARadio TV Guineenne, Conakry, 9650 at 2235 with a man speaking in possible French, indigenous pops, and female vocals. (KB2DMD, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 9445, Bengaluru with flutes and then ID at 2119. English ID at 2119. (Brossell, WI) 2200 with GOS ID, PM’s challenge to youth to play more sports, comment on self sufficiency in defense. (Cooper, PA)
Vivvidh Bharati Service, 11560, Bengaluru at 1346 in Dari with man and South Asian music. (Taylor, WI)

IRANVOIRI, 7360 at with non-stop Arabic music. Not shown for this time slot. (KB2DMD, PA) In Spanish at 2111. (Brossell, WI) 11640, Sirjan in Russian at 1350. (Taylor, WI)

JAPANRadio Japan, 6090 with IS, time pips at top of the hour and sign-on in Korean at 2059, then off. (Brossell, WI) 9855 via Madagascar with ID in French (Sellers, BC) 11985 via Madagascar in French at 2059. Man giving station ID, several time pips, then off the air. (Cooper, PA)

MADAGASCARAfrican Pathways Radio, Mahajhanga, 17640 at 1828 with program previews, then Creation Moment program in English. (D’Angelo, PA) 1832 with ID. (KB2DMD, PA)

MEXICORadio Educacion, Mexico D.F., 6185 at 0015 with a mariachi band. (Cooper, PA) 0231 with Ranchero music and woman giving announcements. (Strawman, IA) 0440 with modern piano. (Strawman, IA) 0057 with classical piano, then man/woman giving hurricane reports in Spanish. (Wood, MA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 7425, Rangataiki at 1055 interviewing Pacifica Fire Fighters, 1100 time pips, and ID. (Cooper, PA) 1308 with domestic news on Dateline Pacific program. (Brossell, WI)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9435 with IS, ID by man/woman, IS again at 1331 then sign on in English. (Sellers, BC) 1454 with Qur’an. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140, Thumrait at 1811 with pop things in noise during the eclipse. The signal went from S5-7 to S7-9 during totality, then back down. (Strawman, IA) 2015 competing with RHC in French. Oman was stronger in English with pips and had ID at 2037. (Cooper, PA)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (Taiwan to China), 7270 at 2300 with chimes at sign on. No jamming heard. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Erena, (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 with man speaking in Arabic at 1756-1801* instrumental music for a minute before close. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Unification, (p) (North Korea to South), 5905 at 1229 sign on with brief announcement and a repeated music/IS, 1230 with tone and possible anthem, then talk in Korean. (Sellers, BC)
Denge Kurdistan (via France to Turkey), 7350 at 0330 nice domestic music with drums and string instruments, announcements by a man. (Strawman, IA)
Radio Itahuka (via Madagascar to Rwanda), 15420 at 1824-1859* with non-stop talk by man in possible Kirundi. But barely hanging in there and was soon lost. Just heard carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA)
Republic of Yemen Radio, (Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 at 2100 man speaking in Arabic mentioning Yemen, male vocals. (Cooper, PA)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 9760, Palaug, in Vietnamese at 2336, ID in psassing with announcers giving address. (Taylor, WI) 15330 via Vatican with talks in Urdu. (Brossell, WI) 15355, Paluig in Filipino at 2305 with male announcer, female speaker at 2327 and off, as scheduled, 15620 via Vatican in Filipino, woman giving station ID at 1535, woman talking, male announcer giving contact address. (Cooper, PA)

PIRATES—Radio Appalachia, 6935 at 0128 with old time bluegrass and gospel things. (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930 at 0316 with guitar strumming, singing an X-rated song then an SSTV/FAX R-rated picture. Also, 6951 at 0030 and 6955 at 0132. (Hassig, IL) 2355 with classic pirate radio IDs, part of a Wolverine program, HF Underground IDs, 3-SSTV IDs. Also at 0145. (Taylor, WI)
Wolverine Radio, 6935u at 0144 with variety of things using the word “work.” (Hassig, IL) 6935 at 0035, announcing a test, then into with “around” in the title or lyrics. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6935u with DJ at 0009 with DJ and ID, Shout Outs to listeners. (Cooper, PA) 0010 talking about emails, music. There was a parallel relay on 6925. (Hassig, IL)
Clever Name Radio, 6940u at 2336 with mellow instrumental music, 2339 with ID and Gmail address. (Taylor, WI)
Captain Morgan Shortwave, 6950 at 0014 with a blues seque, Twilight Zone theme, more blues, TWZ theme again. Program of music and IDs. Off around 0200. (Taylor, WI)
RFW Dance Party, 5225u at 0200 with DJ Dick Weed. (Hassig, IL)
Live (?) Mic Radio, 6880 at 2145 with segues, several IDs, mellow rock, more IDs. female announcer was very hard to understand. Despite HF Underground’s help, the “Live” part of the ID remains uncertain. (Taylor, WI)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7325, Tiganesti at 0128 in French to ECNA with folk things. (Strawman, IA) 2118 in French. (Brossell, WI) 7375, Tiganesti at 0343 with a mailbag program. (KB2DMD, PA) 9730, Tiganesti at 0000 commenting about 9/11 and their support for the U.S. in Afghanistan. (Cooper, PA)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay, Pinheira, 7325 at 0355 with woman speaking in Kinyaranda followed by group vocals, more talk at program close, ID at top of the hour then man/woman talking. (D’Angelo, PA) 12075 in Hausa at 2034. (Brossell, WI)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 13710, Riyadh with Qur’an recitations at 1518, (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPORE—BBC-Far East Relay Station, 6195 at 1150 marking Algeria’s independence from France.(Sellers, BC) 2329 with news headlines, WS ID at 2229, one long beep at 2330. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 15235 in French at 1626. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 at 0102 with man/woman talking. Sounded like a play or a skit. (Cooper, PA) 0422 with light pops in Afrikaans. Faded by 0429. (Strawman, IA) 2252 in Afrikaans. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 15390 in Spanish at 2115. (Brossell, WI) 15520 at 2012 with two men speaking in Spanish covering a soccer match. (Cooper, PA)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 4775, Manzini, with male announcer and ID at *0428, then woman opening English program, then vocal, followed by sermon. (D’Angelo, PA)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 15590 at 0005 with an S-3 carrier, but no audio. (Strawman, IA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9515, Emirler at 0346-0353* with man speaking, ID and web address, Turkish instrumental music, 4-minute break before off for good. (D’Angelo, PA) 11815, Emirler at 1503 with instrumental music and Turkish announcements. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 15600 via Wooferton at 1455 in Kurdish. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia-UAE Relay, 9555 at 2328 in Tibetan. (Taylor, WI) 9990, Northern Marianas Relay in Mandarin at 2335. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty-Biblis Relay, 15450 at 1550 with men speaking then woman later giving contact info. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Farda-Bilbis Relay, 5860 in Farsi at 0027, several time pips at 0030, station ID. (Cooper, PA) 12005 via Woofferton at 1355 in Farsi and contemporary Persian music, male announcer. (Taylor, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9725 via Nauen at 0405-0429 with man speaking in Bulgarin, discussion by man/woman. (D’Angelo, PA) 11800 via South Africa in French at 2019. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Payam-e-Doost, (Message from a Friend), 7460 via Moldova at *0230-0315* with opening music, ID and talks in Farsi. Short instrumental music and talks by man/woman. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 7305 via Greenville at 0230, off at 0230 without an announcement. (Strawman, IA) 9560 via Tinang with man speaking at length in Mandarin. (Taylor, WI) 9660 in French at 2053. (Brossell, WI) 15595 SMG in Arabic at 1542 with man talking. (Cooper, PA)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 7315 via Cyprus Creek at 0111 with woman speaking in English. (Strawman, IA)

High fives, back slaps, man hugs and salutes to all of you who checked in with logs and info this time. The good guys include: William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Jerry Strawman, Des Moines, Iowa; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; KB2DMD, Richard Parker, Pennsburg, PA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; John C. Cooper, Lebanon, PA; and Mark Taylor, Madison, WI. Thanks to all of you! Until next month … 73 … Keep on keepin’on … Celebrate Shortwave!