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!