Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKA—KNLS/New Life Station, Anchor Point, 7355 at 1208 with Postcard From Alaska, 11615 at 2108 with talks in Mandarin., KNLS/Radio Feda service, 13710 via Madagascar in Arabic at 2054, closing at 2100. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 7355 via France at 2216 with male announcer in Arabic. (D’Angelo, PA)

ANGOLARadio Nacional, 4950-Mulvenos at 2232 with male announcer doing a pop program, time pips, ID, and news. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 2312 with U.S. pops. Thanks Perry for tip. (Rippel, VA) 2354 with a pop piece, 4 time pips, then siren SFX and man speaking in Portuguese mentioning Angola. (Valko, PA) 0406 with Afropops, male announcer, 2 pips at 0100 followed by news. (Taylor, WI) Good signal lately around 0300. (Perry, IL) 0405 with two men talking back and forth. (Cooper, PA)

ANTARCTICA—Radio Nacional Archangel Sao Gabriel/LRA36, 15476 at 2052 with music on short peaks, man speaking in Spanish at 2105. Off at 2109. (Valko, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-General Pacheco with man speaking in Spanish at 1305. (Cooper, PA)

ASCENSION—BBC-South Atlantic Relay, 15400 at 1935 discussing life on Mars. (Cooper, PA)

BOTSWANA—VOA Relay-Mopeng Hill, 4930 at 0320 with Daybreak Africa,  followed by International Edition, nice promo for Jazz America on Saturday, 13580 at 1739-1800* with Somali language program. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0328 with discussion on health care. (Rippel, VA) 1930 with man explaining Special English. (Cooper, PA) 15580 at 2020 with Afropop. (Brossell, WI)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Radio Municipal, Sao Gabriel, 3375 at 1006 with man speaking, lively announcements, and music. (Valko, PA)
Radio Difusora Roramia, Boa Vista, 4875 0159 with male DJ, ID, and music program. (Taylor, WI) 0317 with woman singing songs, ID at 0318. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0110 with male DJ and possible soccer commentary. (Cooper, PA) 1039 with male DJ, music theme, same excited male DJ talking. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 at 0034 with pop tunes, sometimes briefly mixing with RTTY. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11815 at 0403 with male speaking and pops. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao, Tefe, 4925 at 0122 with male DJ and music. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 5035 at 0140 male DJ with light music, later woman DJ. (Cooper, PA) 0240 with male vocals, jingle ID, 6135 at 0130 with man hosting music program. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, 5940 at 2205 with male DJ and music, ID at 2206, 9665 at 0058 with M DJ. (Cooper, PA) 2356 with English correspondence request, 9665 ending full English ID but the ID was over before I could record it. (Valko,PA)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 6040 at 0115 with Portuguese ballads man and woman talking, 9725 at 0211 with man and woman announcers. The woman was a dead ringer for Lauren Bacall. (Ripple, VA) 6120 at 0222 with talk, mentions of Brazil and Sao Paulo, //11765, 9565 at 0140 with man talking and music variety. (Valko, PA) 11935 at 0000 with male DJ and ID at 0003. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista. 9675, with A Voz do Brazil at 2110. (Vallko, PA)
Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia, 11780 with talks at 2310. (Brossell, WI)
Super Radio Boa Ventade, Porto Allege, 11895 at 1010 with religious talk by alternating man and woman over instrumental music, ID by man at 1020, 2143 with A Voz do Brazil. (Valko, PA)
Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, 11925 at 0007, with male DJ, music, and ID at 0012. (Cooper, PA)

CANADACKZN, St. John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 1212 with news headlines. (Cooper, PA)
Bible Voice Broadcasting, 6030 via Germany at 1836 with a preacher in English. Weak but readable. Better at 1918 but QRM from Oromiya when it signed on. (Valko, PA)

COLOMBIALa Voz de su Concencia, 6010 in Spanish at 0340, seemed to be a preacher. (Cooper, PA)
Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 with near non-stop Spanish vocals at 0356, occasional breaks by woman announcer, ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)

CONGO (Rep. of)—Radio Congo, Brazzaville, (t) 6115 came on at 0535:45 with man in a remote, different man at 0540. Sign on time suggests Congo. (Valko, PA)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, 15140 with man and woman announcers speaking French at 2012. (Brossell, WI)

ECUADORHCJB, (p) 5920 via Germany at 2050 with woman speaking Greek, off at 2101. (Valko, PA) 6050-Pinchincha, at 0128 with man speaking in Spanish, women group singing. (Taylor, WI) 0348 with W talk and vocals. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC-Oman Relay, 6190 at 1724 with soccer game. 17780, 6195 Oman Relay with woman DJ and news at 1631, //7445 and 7465. (Valko, PA) 7445 via Madagascar at 1943, woman interviewing man, ID at 1950 and off at 1959. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA—Radio Bata, (t) 5005 at 0556 weak in Spanish with just bits of audio. (Valko, PA)

ERITREAVoice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, 7175 at 1337 with man speaking and musical bridge, also at 1635. (Valko, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 11985 in French at 2047. (Brossell, WI)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 9830 via Sao Tome in Hausa at 1840, several IDs including frequencies at 1859 close. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 15165 via France at 1647-1652* with man speaking in Amharic until close, 15275 via France at 1738-1759* with discussion in French. (D’Angelo, PA) 15290 via Issoudun at 1625 in English with news features and IDs. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Gruss An Bord/Nordeutscher Rundfunk, 5930 at 2237 in German with special for sailors and greetings, brief instrumentals, closed at 2250 with NDR ID and “Silent Night.” (D’Angelo, PA) NDR via Nauen at 2156 with organ, man speaking in German with contact info and ID, then back to special Christmas program, 9800 via France came on at 1859+ starting special Christmas program in German. (Valko, PA)
Rhein Main Radio Club, 6135 via Gavar (Armenia), 2030-21008 celebrating DSWCIs 60 years. Poor to fair in noise. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935-Avlis in Greek at 2355. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 4055 with man and woman speaking English at 1151 and hymns, introducing The Gospel Train which is scheduled at this time. (Cooper, PA)

GUINEARadio Conakry, 9650 at 1857, 3 nice IDs at 1900, man speaking French over mx intro. Nice, pleasant listening. (Valko, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 4895-Kurseomg (p) at 1155 with Hindi vocals in unidentified language. Significant CODAR QRM, 4920-Chennai at 1328 in Tamil, 5010-Thiruvananthupuram at 1349 in Malay with announcer and Southeast Asian music, 5040-Jeypore at 1340 in Orissa with woman talking. (Taylor, WI) 6165-Bengaluru at 1427 with nice sub-continental music, man speaking in apparent Sindhi at 1430, better with more music at 1555, 7520-Delhi at 1129 with O/C, sub-continental music under National Unity Radio, 9380-Aligarh at 1320 with sub-continental music (Valko, PA) 11670-Bengaluru with Ravi Shankar’s sitar. (Brossell, WI)
TWR-India, 9435-via Yerevan, Armenia, at 1243 with IS at 1244, man speaking and opening ID, religious hymn, woman hosting. (Valko, PA) 1257 man with religious talk, ending one language, ID and into another. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

INDONESIAVoice of Indonesia, 9525.9 at 1410 with man and long Indonesian talks. (Rippel, VA) 2000 with instrumentals, woman with voiceover ID, then man talking. (Valko, PA)
Radi Republic Indonesia, 3325-Palangkaraya (Kalimantan), on at 2156 with drumming IS, soft spoken woman, then a ballad. (Valko, PA)

IRANIRIB, 6040 coming on at 1922, then dead air until music at 1928, then off for about 30 seconds. Audio finally at 1958 and mailbag program, 9500 with usual piano IS at 1250. Mixing about equally with CNR-1. (Valko, PA)

ITALYItalian Radio Relay Service/IRRS, 15190 via Bulgaria with O/C at 1459, start of English at 1500 and interview. (Valko, PA)

JAPANNHK Radio Japan, 5960 via France with man and woman speaking in Japanese. (Cooper, PA)

MADAGASCARRadio Madagasicara, Antananarivo, 5008.4 at 0236 with apparent anthem (listed for *0200). Male and female announcers in much QRN/QRM, Began to fade around 0245, consistent with sunrise in Madagascar. (Delibert, MD)
Madagascar World Voice, Mahajanga, 9570 at 1807 with man speaking Russian at some length. (Taylor, WI) 17640 at 2031-2056 with long English religious talk and address in Zimbabwe for a Bible. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 0210 with Afro-choral music, then string instrumental. (Wood, MA) 17640-Pathways Radio, with English at 1807 and religious program, several IDs, carrier cut briefly before it disappeared completely. (D’Angelo, PA)

MALAYSIASarawak FM (t), 9835 weak signal here at 2038 with threshold level audio. (Valko, PA)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, 7255-Ikorodu, in Hausa at 0601 with indigenous horns and percussion, repeated IDs by man and woman. (KB2DMD, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 11710 in French at 1200. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait at 1449 in English with pop/dance music. Later European soccer. Strong, but low modulation. (Valko, PA)

OPPOSITION—Radio Azadi (via Kuwait to Afghanistan), 12140 at 1325 with man and woman debating in Dari. (Cooper, PA)
Sedaye Bahar (Voice of Spring) (via Moldova to Afghanistan), 7510 with audio before 1900, vocal number, then long talk by man. (Valko, PA)
Voice of Tibet (via Uzbekistan to China), 15560 in Tibetan at 1355. (Brossell, WI)
Voice of Oromo Liberation (p) (via France to Ethiopia), 15170 at 1658, Carrier on, flute at 1700. male announcer. 17765 on at 1730 with opening ID over HOA flute, then woman announcer and white noise jammer began. HOA music at 1732. 17850 with O/C at 1558, program start at 1600 with HOA choral, man speaking at 1601 with open ID. Jamming began at 1604. (Valko, PA)
Radio Payem e-Dost, 7480 (via Moldova to Iran) sign on at 1800 with usual trumpet and dramatic fanfare, announcement by woman, 1840 with man talking in Farsi. (Valko, PA)
Denge Kurdistane (via Moldova to Turkey), 7455 at 2015 with man speaking Kurdish and vocals later, ID and news at 2100. (Thanks Valko tip) (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Dundal Kura (via Ascension to Nigeria, 7415 with discussion in Kanuri and woman and several men, many mentions of Nigeria. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Echo of Hope (p), (South Korea to North), 6003 at 2200, going into news. Definitely an Asian language. Darkness patterns support Asian propagation at this hour. (Ripple, VA)
North Korea Reform Radio (via Tashkent to North Korea), 7590 at 1434 with man speaking Korean, woman speaking at 1443, then back to man speaking. (Valko, PA)
Radio Ergo (via UAE to Somalia), 17845 at 1248 with woman speaking in possible Somali. Later chorals. Off at 1259. (Valko, PA)
“Radio Sana” (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), (p) in Arabic at 1453. (Taylor, WI)

PERURadio Quillabamba, Quillabamba, 5025 in the clear in Spanish around 2200 with Rebelde silent. Full, canned ID at 0157. (Valko, PA)

PIRATES—Radio Free Whatever, 6925 at 2013 with oldie pop. (Valko, PA)
Wolverine Radio, 4020 at 0125 moving here after trying 6950. Test announcement, three Christmas-themed blues songs, ID, then several more. (Taylor, WI) 6940u at 0028-0110 with “lover” theme songs. Very weak. SSTV/FAX at 0108. (Hassig, IL) 6950u at 0222 with psychedelic things, ID, three songs, another ID. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Illuminati, 6150 at 1640 with nice ID, IS, an Elton John number repeated, then other pop/rock. (Valko, PA)
Coast FM (p) 6205, finally getting some signal by 2010, better by 2025 and gone by 2042. (Valko, PA)
Radio Free Euphoria, 6931.6u at 0100 with rock from “Hair,” radiofreeeuphoria@yahoo.com. (Hassig, IL)
XFM, 6885u at 0107 with heavy metal, ID “nine past one UTC.” (Hassig, IL)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930u at 0042 with a version of “Deck the Halls,” SSTV images, etc. (Taylor, WI)
WHYP, 4060 at 2338 with “Brownyard Christmas” retrospective covering history of station by “James Brownyard” and Christmas song parodies. (Taylor, WI)
Happy Hanukkah Radio, 6935 from 2033 with music from Fiddler on the Roof, ID by soft-voiced man, email address, IS, and off, (Valko, PA)

ROMANIA—Radio Romania International, 7310-Tiganesti ending English at 2156-2158 followed by The History Show, nice closedown ID at 2155 followed by  IS. (D’Angelo, PA) 7375-Galbeni, at 2002 with music and Romanian talks. (KB2DMD, PA) 13650 at 2050 on immigration and integration of Syrian refugees. (Brossell, WI) 17765-Galbeni in English at 1245 with DX program and man reading reception reports. (Cooper, PA)

RUSSIARWM, 4996-Taldom, with CW IDs, then time pips on subsequent minutes. (Valko, PA) (UTC time ? –GLD)

SAO TOME—VOA Relay-Pinheira, 4940 at 2057 in Hausa, man with English ID, contact address, 2100 Yankee Doodle, closed at 2101. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 0675 in (l) Turkish at 2023. (Brossell, WI) 21505-Riyadh at 1355 in Arabic. (KB2DMD, PA)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 7465 at 1620 with English actualities, //7445 via Madagascar. (Valko, PA)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, 5020 with (p) BBC relay at 1136. (Brossell, WI)

SOUTH AFRICA—Channel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0322 with English features, frequent IDs and sports, 15235 at 1634-1737 with French service, then African Digest program. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 6045-Meyerton in Swahili at 0343 with man and woman speaking and news, including a brief clip in English. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320-Meyerton at 0055 in Afrikaans with male pop singer. (Cooper, PA) 0150 with woman speaking Afrikaans hosting pop program, some sort of radio drama at 0155. (D’Angelo, FCDX)

SOUTH KOREA—KBS World Radio, (p) 3955 via Woofferton at 2043 in German with female announcer, musical interlude over some ham QRM. (Cooper. PA) 2124 in French with pops hosted by man and woman, ID and closedown announcements at 2158. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 7275 at 1200 sign on, mentioning Seoul and news in Korean. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior Espana, 17855 with covering live sports at 2035. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 3240-Manzini at 0300 in Shona/Ndau; song by woman and two woman talkers. (Cooper, PA) *0253 with IS, English ID and into Shona, then Ndau at 0325, 6130 at 1954-2005* with lively talks by man. Closedown at 2005. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 6135 at 2003 with “What a Friend” IS, man giving station ID and Swazi address. Off at 2005. (Valko, PA)

SWEDENIBRA Radio, 9540 via UAE at 1743 in Tigirinya with man talking, and chanting, somewhat reminiscent of Qur’an but not likely on a Christian station. (Taylor, WI)

THAILAND—Radio Thailand (p),5875-Ban Dung in Burmese at 1107 in Vietnamese, English ID at 1114 followed by Khmer, another English ID at 1128, then into Lao. Opened in English at 1229. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 1155 with instrumental and female announcer. Off per sked at 1200. (Cooper, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 7220 in Mandarin at 1133. (Brossell, WI)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 11815-Emirler at 1457 in Turkish with man giving a speech before a cheering crowd. (Taylor, WI) 12035-Emirler with man and monthly question, song by woman. (Cooper, PA)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 5885 via Vatican in French at 2120 with English lessons, woman on shoe shopping. (Cooper, PA) 5960 at 2340 with songs and announcements in Turkish. (Brossell, WI) 6035 via Ascension at 0513 man with brief talks in Hausa. 7460-Philippine Relay at 2219 with woman speaking Khmer, VOA theme at 2227 followed by standard ID, Yankee Doodle. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11990 Philippine Relay in (l) Tigrinya at 1911, 15590 in Mandarin at 1357. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Ashna, (VOA) 12140 via Kuwait at 1457 two man speaking Pashto. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Liberty, 15450 via Woofferton in (l) Tajik at 1425. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Free Asia, 15275 in (l) Tibetan at 1350. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Farda, 5860 via Kuwait at 2340 with Middle Eastern vocals hosted by man in Farsi, 3+1 time pips at BOH. (D’Angelo, FCDX)
Adventist World Radio, 15480 via South Africa at 2005 with talks in French. (Brossell, WI)
WMLK, Bethel, PA, 9275 with English religious program, ID, and contact info. Said sked was 0400-0900 and 1700-2300, closed with ID 2202. (D’Angelo, PA)
WWRB, Manchester (TN), 15240 at 1658 with talk about rhombic antennas, ID for Uganda service, dead air for a minute then start of Radio Munansi relay which came on in mid-speech. (Valko, PA)

ZAMBIAZNBC/Radio One, 5915 at 10 in (p) Kaonde, African instrumentals, later female singers. (Cooper, PA) 2052-2204* with woman speaking in local language, after 2100 listener phone calls. (D’Angelo, FCDX) About 2135 with male host taking phone calls, mentions of Zambia and brief Afropops. Off suddenly at 2145. (Valko, PA)

ZANZIBARZBC, 6015 at 0303 with male vocal and announcer in Swahili. (D’Angelo, FCDX) 11735-Dole at 1759 with male host, then woman giving several IDs, drum IS, time ticks, man speaking English, TC, ID and news. (Valko, PA) 1758 with woman speaking (p) Somali; several mentions of “ZedBC” at 1759, time pips about one second off. News in English followed. Clearest and best ever heard. (Delibert, MD)

Hats off, fist bumps, man hugs, and high fives to the good guys who helped out this time: John Cooper, Lebanon, PA; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA and FCDX (French Creek DXpedition, PA), Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Dave Valko, Dunlo, PA; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Chuck Ripple, K8HU, Chesapeake, VA; Rich Parker, KB2DMD, Pennsburg, PA; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; and Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI. Thanks to each of you!
Until next month...Keep on keepin’ on!

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