Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1212 with a Bible story about Joseph and his brothers in Egypt. (Sellers, BC)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 7295 via France at 0403-0428 with news in Arabic by man and woman, into Holy Qur’an at 0414. (D’Angelo, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345 General Pacheco at 2205 with domestic songs and Spanish male announcer. (Sellers, BC) 2035 with male announcer and ballad. (KB2DMD, PA) With Spanish talks at 2216. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDSBBC World Service, 11810-English Bay at 2123-2132 on the European Union and immigration issues. ID at 2129, then news at 2130. (D’Angelo, PA)

AUSTRALIARadio Australia, 17840-Shepparton at 2141 interviewing the head of the Indonesia Project. (KB2DMD, PA)
ABC Northern Territory Service, 4855-Alice Springs at 1221 with an Eric Clapton number. (Brossell, WI)
Reach Beyond Australia/HCJB, 9900-Kununurra in (l) Burmese at 1212, followed by “thanks for listening to their program for Myanmar.” 11590 at 1210 with talks in (l) Rawang. (Brossell, WI)

AUSTRIARadio Austria International, 6155 at 0610 with news in German at 0610, a brief bit of music, then off. (Sellers, BC)
Adventist World Radio, 17605 at 1450 with talks in (l) Afar, ID and address, followed by shutdown. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANAVoice of America Relay, 15580 at 2045 interviewing an African composer. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(all in Portuguese. -GLD)
Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista, 4875 at 0343-0358 with domestic pop and male announcer. ID and announcements, closedown announcements followed by choral anthem. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0332-0340* serious discussion by 2 men, ID at 0337, ID, announcements and into pop, which seemed to be cut in mid-song. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 6135.2 at 0014-0043. Male announcer and mix of talks and music. Jingle ID at 0027. Long religious discussion at 0034, //11855 was pretty good. (D’Angelo, PA) 11856.3 at 2355 with male talking over slow background music. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Rio Mar, Manaus, 9664.5 on 9694 at 1059-1111 with an ad string, Top-of-Hour ID and apparent news by man/woman. (Delibert, MA)

CHINAChina Radio International, 6175 Albania relay at 2217-2238 with Portuguese talks, followed by music. (D’Angelo, PA) 9540-Beijing at 1150 with talks in (l) Cantonese, 9600-Kunming at 1203 with world news, 9890-Lingshi in (l) Uyghur at 1217, 11935 at 1206 in Russian and 15600-Kunming at 1247 in (l) Malay. (Brossell, WI)
China National Radio: Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 at 1251 playing “Love is Blue” followed by woman speaking in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

COLOMBIA—Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 in Spanish at 0518 with segued LA pop songs, TC and ID at 0529. Transmitter hum heard during the pauses. (Sellers, BC)
La Voz de su Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 6020 in Spanish with pop songs and ballads, also a couple of songs in English and several IDs. (Sellers, BC)

ECUADORRadio Ahkbar Mufriha (HCJB), 11895 via Ascension Island at 2206-2315* with instrumentals, followed by man speaking in an African language. Closedown with announcements, drums, and French ID. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9900 at 2124 with woman introducing “Another edition of ….” Couldn’t understand the rest due to muffled audio. (Sellers, BC) 9965 in Arabic at 0339. (Brossell, WI)

ENGLANDBBC, 11750-Thailand Relay at 1219 on hostilities in Iraq. (Brossell, WI) 7425 via South Africa at 0605 with an ID and news. (Sellers, BC) 12095-Oman Relay at 0229 with English talks. Off briefly at 0303, then resumed. (KB2DMD, PA) 15319-Wooferton at 1714 in (l) Dari. (Brossell, WI)

FRANCE—Radio France International, 11700-Issoudun at 2014-2030* with woman in studio with a remote feed and man speaking in (l) Hausa on events in Nigeria, short instrumental segment, ID and closedown announcements at 2028. (D’Angelo, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9420 at 2131 with Greek music. (Sellers, BC)

GUAMTrans World Radio/KTWR, Agat, 9910 in Mandarin at 1215. (Brossell, WI)

GUATEMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4025 in Spanish at 0433 with old time hymns, “Radio Truth” ID followed by preacher in English with Spanish translation. (KB2DMD, PA) Children’s chorus doing their national anthem and off at 0608. (Sellers, BC)

INDIA—All India Radio, 11670-Bangaluru, at 2040 with the end of the Hindi program at 2045, then into English G.O.S. and an extensive list of frequencies for Europe, then review of the Indian press. (Perry, IL) 2116-2154 with Hindi vocals and female announcer and full ID, followed by interview with an opera singer. (D’Angelo, PA) 2128 fair with a speech 2203, //9445. (Sellers, BC) with English news, 15040-Bangaluru at 1231 in (l) Burmese. (Brossell WI)

IRANVOIRI, 9770 at 0345 with frequency list followed by instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)

JAPANNHK/Radio Japan, 5910 via Issoudun at 0320-0406 in Japanese with long talk and instrumentals. ID and new program mentioning “NHK.” ID again at 0359, followed by news at 0400. (D’Angelo, PA) 6090 at 1110 in Russian. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Nikkei, 9595 at 1231 with woman talking in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

MOROCCORadio Medi Un, 9575 at 2142 with French pops, African hi-life. (Sellers, BC)

NETHERLANDSThe Mighty KBC, 7395 via Nauen at 0105-0207 with program of ’70s hits, jingles, ads, and email responses from listeners. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand International, 9700-Rangataiki with classical vocals at 1125. (Brossell, WI) 11725 at 0510 with sports news, a promo for Morning Report, then weather, 15720 with news at 2202, then a promo and weather. (Sellers, BC)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255 at 0620 in Hausa with possible news and many mentions of Nigeria, //9690.

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9650-Kujang at 2208 with orchestral music, more at 2215. Off at 2222. Sign off listed for 2220 and listed to be in Japanese. 13760 with classical singing, //s 9445, 11735 and 15180. (Sellers, BC)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait, 15140 with Arabic songs at 2137. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Voice of Tibet (to China via Tajikistan), 15495 in Tibetan at 1425. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Forum of Eritreans (to Ethiopia via France), 15245 at 1732-1757* with long talk in (l) Tigrinya, then some HOA music. (D’Angelo, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (to Iran via Moldavia), 11600 at 2055 with bizarre Kurdish music, earlier noted peaking around 1400. (Perry, IL)
Dandal Kura Radio (to Nigeria via Issoudun), 11830 at 2015-2059* with mostly talks in Kanuri, short segments of local music, closed with instrumental to carrier termination. (D’ Angelo, PA)
Radio Biafra (p) (to Nigeria via France), 15560 at 1955-1958* with the tail end of an English talk. Carrier was cut during the talk so no chance for an ID. Noted again the next day at 1930-1958* with non-stop talk by several people but impossible to get any content details. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope (to North Korea via Taiwan), 6003 at 1036 in listed Korean. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Tamazuj (to Sudan via Vatican), 15550 in Arabic at 1516. (Brossell, WI)
Que Me Radio (to Vietnam via Palau), 9930 at 1218 with talks in (l) Vietnamese. (Brossell, WI)

PHILIPPINESFar East Broadcasting Co., 9400 at 1350 with woman speaking in Mandarin, 9920 at 1223 with talks in (l) Jarai. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Burn It Down Radio, 6950u at 0034-0055 with a variety of pop and rock and man making occasional IDs. Also 6962 at 0045-0102* with various rock things, ID, and slogan “discovering the world one frequency at a time.” (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Free Whatever, 6950u at 2224-2245 with an “RPM” show, ID, and quick fadeout at 2245. Also 0025-0040* with the tail end of their Halloween show. (Lobdell, MA) 2316-0014 with pop/rock. DJ Dick Weed <dickweed@gmail.com> read my post in HF Underground.
Wolverine Radio, 6945u at 2330-0027 with numbers about animals, including things from the Rolling Stones. (Hassig, IL) 2314-2331. (Lobdell, MA) 6955u at 2330-0016 with Halloween songs. (Hassig, IL) 2340 with tales of ghosts and vampires. IDs with  Slow-Scan TV (SSTV) SFX just before 0015 sign off. (Lobdell, MA)
Liquid Radio, 6925 with “dance” things at 0031. (Hassig, IL)
KIPM, 6950 at 0018 with “Hollow Earth” program and the defunct Elkhorn, Nebraska, P.O. Box. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6975 at 0103 taking phone calls and reading emails to xfmshortwave@gmail.com. I called him and he put me on the air. (Hassig, IL) C-QUAM stereo at 0050.with great AM modulation. Male DJ playing requests, taking phone calls. Had a huge amount of postings on hfunderground.com. (Lobdell, MA)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0100 with Phil Harris/Alice Faye, and George Burns/Gracie Allen shows. (Hassig, IL)
CCC/Cold Country Canada, 6969 at 2148-2246* on Bob Marley. Frequent IDs. Announcer said he was drinking Coke, not beer, and seemed apologetic about it. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Ronin SW, 6954 at 0015-0023 with a number by Ten Years After, then talk about that group and ID by man. (Lobdell, MA)
Classic Pirate Radio Relay Service, 6925 at 2236-2305* relaying early ’90s pirate “The Crooked Man.” CPRRS ID by woman at close. (A new one? - Lobdell, WI)
Radio Casablanca, 6950.7 at 2315-0027* with Halloween-themed tunes from the ’30s and early ’40s by Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and others, ID and off with French NA. (Lobdell, WI) 0015-0027* An email from Rick Blaine informed me of this transmission and I caught the last 12 minutes of 1930s music. (D’Angelo, PA)
Amphetamine Radio, 6924.7 at 2140 with R-rated SSTV/FAX that were seen on HFU. (Hassig, IL) 6925u at 2354 with guy playing rock, IDs, SSTV. 6930u at 0132-0140 with ID, rock, SSTV images. (Lobdell, MA)
WRRI Radio Random International 6925 at 0025 with rock/pop. (Hassig, IL)
Shortwave Ghost, 6976 at 2235, but poor, with an apparent Halloween theme. (Hassig, IL)
Radio Halloween, 6922 poor at 2110 with spooky stuff, radiohalloween@gmail.com. (Hassig, IL)
TCS Relay Network/The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 2335-0038 with Halloween-themed songs and Edgar Allen Poe readings. (Lobdell, MA)
The Crystal Ship, 6850 at 2339 with The Halloween Playhouse, rock and a scary story. tcsshortwave@gmail.com (Hassig, IL)
Laser Hot Hits (Irish), 4026 at 0439 with a just audible vocal. (KB2DMD, PA)
Rock Music Network (Euro), 6304.2 at 2130-2150 with polkas and talk in unidentified language. ID per HFU. (Lobdell, MA)
WREC/Radio East Coast, 6955u at 2340 with “P.J. Spurs” and a classic Halloween program including lots of scary numbers. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Desperado (Euro) 6265 at 2132 with rock/pop, English ID by man. Reports to desperado89@gmail.com. (Lobdell, MA.
Reflections Europe (Euro), 6295 at 2042-2225+ with canned religious programming. Full ID with web info at 2220. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7310 at 2128 with IS, 2130 sign on with theme music and ID. (Sellers, BC)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay-Pinheira, 4960 at 0448 with VOA News in English. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPORE—BBC-Far East Relay Station, 11995 at 0246 in Burmese on Papal visits, with audio clips in English. (KB2DMD, PA)

SOUTH AFRICARadio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0402-0423 with news in Afrikaans, followed by woman making some announcements and music. (D’Angelo, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 11810 at 2201 introducing news beginning with the headlines. (Sellers, BC) 15575 at 1442 with Korean talks. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 9690 discussing Argentina at 2133. (Sellers, BC) 15490-Nobeljas with Spanish announcements and U.S. ballads at 2149. (Brossell, WI) 17855-Nobeljas at 2133-2205* with man and woman speaking Spanish, closedown announcements at 2200, IS until carrier termination. (D’Angelo, PA) 2138 in Spanish. (KB2DMD, PA)

SRI LANKAAdventist World Radio, 11925 via Trincomalee at 0008 with woman speaking in Chinese. Used LSB to get through some jamming. (KB2DMD, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9680 at 1233 with woman speaking in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 9390 at 1234 with news and ad for Bangkok Airways. (Sellers, BC) 1245 in English to 1300 with ads and IDs, woman reading regional news alternating with man. Had some splash from WRMI-9395. (Perry, IL)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 9610 at 2155 with an apparent commentary, but too weak to understand. (Sellers, BC) 15520 in Turkish at 1719, off at 1729. (Brossell, WI)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America-Thailand Relay, 6045 at 1225 with man speaking Mandarin, 7460 Philippine Relay at 1251 in (l) Korean, 9950 Northern Marianas Relay in (l) Vietnamese at 1411. (Brossell, WI)
Deewa Radio (VOA) 12035 Kuwait Relay at 0256 in Pashto. (KB2DMD, PA)
Radio Free Asia, 7505 via Tajikistan at 2224-2259 with long talk in (l) Tibetan to close at 2258. Mixing with the Chinese jammer. (D’Angelo, PA) 13830 via Tajikistan at 1352 in (l) Tibetan. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 17570-via Nauen at 1725 with talks in (l) Amharic. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9965 via Palau at 1356 with choir. Off at 1400. (Brossell, WI)
Hobart Radio International/WRMI, 9955-Okcheeobee at 0322 with opening ID and announcements featuring World Music Special; plenty of station IDs along the way. (D’Angelo, PA
Radio Payam e-Doost (to Iran via Moldova), 7460 at 0255-0315* with long Farsi language talks and periodic instrumentals. (D’Angelo, PA)

VATICANVatican Radio, 1625 at 0512 beginning a recorded sermon about sins. (Sellers, BC) 15370 via Philippines at 1240 with talks in Russian. (Brossell, WI)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 12000 in Mandarin at 1220. (Brossell, WI) 12005 via Woofferton at 0251 on the Vietnamese marriage ceremony. (KB2DMD, PA) 12020 at 1232 with news, poor, as was //9840. (Sellers, BC)