Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 2017 Shortwave Listening Logs

ALASKAKNLS, Anchor Point, 9615 at 1201 with IS and sign on, very poor and difficult to hear any specifics. (Sellers, BC) 9655 with rap things at 1108, then talks in Mandarin. (Brossell, WI)

ALGERIARadio Algerienne, 9810 via France at 2005 with man speaking in Arabic, then man with Qur’an verses. (Cooper, PA)

ARGENTINARadio Argentina al Exterior, 15345-Gral Pacheco with Spanish talks at 2249. (Brossell, WI)

ASCENSION ISLANDBBC-South Atlantic Relay, 11810 at 2100, with World Service ID. (Cooper, PA) 15105 with French news at 1758. (Brossell, WI)

BOTSWANAVOA Relay, Mopeng Hill, 15580 at 1750 on the economy in Nigeria, also on possible foreign aid cuts to Africa. (Cooper, PA)

BRAZIL(All in Portuguese –GLD)
Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, 4875 at 0212 with man talking and male vocals. (Cooper, PA) 11765 at 0240 with man preaching and instrumental music. Time pips at 0300 with ID and announcements. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Clube do Para, Belem, 4885 at 0047 with soccer commentary. (Taylor, WI) 0539 with a massive signal and Brazilian pop music. Rooster sound effects at 0541 and a “bon dia” jingle. (Valko, PA) 0925 with man talking, ad break, ID at 0928. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Educacao Rural, (p) Tefe, 4925 at 1000 with male and female announcers, barely above noise level. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Brazil Central, Goiania, 4985 with an Elton John song at 0616, singing ID jingle at 0622 and canned announcements. Signal had severe QRM which required the use of LSB and a notch of the RTTY on the lower side. (Valko, PA)
Voz Missionaria, Curitiba, 5939.8 at 0139 man/woman talking at length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brasilia, Brasilia, 6180 at 0940 with male DJ taking phone calls. (Cooper, PA) 11780 at 2218 with rap and woman talking. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, 9630 at 0145 with phone calls and long male vocal. (Cooper, PA) 2358 with mellow music and a series of ads or announcements. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Marumby, Curitiba, 9515 at 0943 with talk by man, usual singing jingle ID, male DJ at 0950. More music at 0952. (Valko, PA)
PPE, Time Station, Rio, 10010, man’s voice with ID every 10 seconds at 2300 and 0000. A possible new frequency for this one. (Valko, PA)

CANADACFRX, Toronto, 6070 at 1155 with their morning talkshow with deep fades V. of Korea in Japanese underneath. (Figliozzi, FL) 2045 discussing Muslim children in public schools. (Cooper, PA)
CKZN, St John’s (Newfoundland), 6160 at 0210 with nice Delta blues on CBC’s night program. (Taylor, WI) 2217 with jazz and interview with a Sesame Street puppeteer. (Cooper, PA)
CFVP, Calgary, 6030 at 2018 with a comedian. Into an ad string, an ID, then another comic. (Sellers, BC)
Bible Voice, (p) 7325-via Moosbrunn in Arabic at 0321 with mellow piano (maybe the Bible Voice theme or the IS), male announcer began as the music dropped off. (Taylor, WI)

CHINA—China Radio International, 5915, Hot Hot in Mongolian at 1208, male speaking over indigenous vocal over a dramatic bass, //5990 also Hot Hot was slightly better. (Taylor, WI) 6100 in Russian at 1205. (Figliozzi, FL) 7325-Jinhua in Japanese at 1053, 9655-Kunming at 0235 with talks in (l) Bengali. (Brossell, WI) 7285 Albania relay with CRI ID and woman talking on CRI programs. (Cooper, PA) 9765-Shijiazhuang with news in Russian at 1832, 11900-Jinhua with Round Table at 1730. (Padazopulos, Greece)
China National Radio-PBS Xizang, (Tibet), 6110-Baiding at 0127 in Tibetan with chimes and female announcer, 6130 in Tibetan at 0023, with man/woman alternating and music bridges, 7240-Baiding in Tibetan at 0043, male/female announcers alternating, CNR-1, 7300-unknown site, man/woman giving announcements in and theme-like music at 1230. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the Strait, Fuzhou, 4940 in Chinese at 1121. (Brossell, WI) 9505 poor in Chinese at 1211. (Figliozzi, FL)

COLOMBIALa Voz de su Concencia, Puerto Lleras, 6010 in Spanish at 0255 with LA music. (Taylor, WI)
Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, 5910 at 0257 in Spanish with LA music following signoff of Radio Romania Intl. (Taylor, WI)

CUBARadio Havana Cuba, Bauta, 5040 at 0103 with man speaking and English news and features including DX’ers Unlimited. (D’Angelo, PA) 11830, 11850-Bejucal spurs at 1236. (Taylor, WI) RHC, 15140-Bauta at 1900 with IS, program announcements, and eventually news headlines. (Cooper, PA)

ECUADORHCJB, Voz Andes, 6050-Pichincha fair in Spanish at 1230. (Figliozzi, FL) 0200 with instrumentals and man speaking in Spanish. (Cooper, PA) 0219 with man speaking and Spanish religious talk. (D’Angelo, PA) Akhbar Mufriha (HCJB), 9530 via Ascension at 2145 in Pulaar, man talking  followed by instrumental strings. (Cooper, PA)

ENGLANDBBC, 9915-Woofferton at 2110 interviewing Parliament member on Trump. (Cooper, PA) Babcock Media Services with a test at 2135 on 9720 via Woofferton requesting reception reports. (Brossell, WI)
End Times Coming Radio, 9400 via Bulgaria at 0114-0130* with man speaking in English and a long religious talk, woman with closing ID, instrumental music and off. (D’Angelo, PA)

EGYPTRadio Cairo, 9975, (t) in Arabic with Egyptian music at 1908, running past listed close for Turkish. (D’Angelo, PA) 9900 at 2115 with time pips, woman talking, then instrumentals. (Cooper, PA)

FRANCERadio France International, 13740 at 1934 in French with man/woman reading news headlines. (Cooper, PA) 15300-Issoudun in French at 1956. (Brossell, WI) 17620 with news in French at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece)

GERMANYDeutsche Welle, 15315 via France at 1820 with English commentary. (Padazopulos, Greece) 17720 via Sri Lanka at 1359 in (l) Dari. (Brossell, WI) 17800 via Ascension at 1740 in French with interview, music, ID at 1743. (Cooper, PA)

GREECEVoice of Greece, 9935-Avlis at 2317 in Greek. (Brossell, WI)

GUATAMALA—Radio Verdad, 4055 at 0024 in Spanish with man talking and organ music. (Cooper, PA)

INDIAAll India Radio, 7340-Mumbai at 1248 with Hindi-sounding music, Listed as in Sindhi at this hour. (Sellers, BC) 1237 G.O.S. in Sindhi with female announcer and South Asian music. (Taylor, WI) 9445 at 2124 with India This Week, ID just before 2130. (Sellers, BC) 9865-Bengaluru with the Vividh Bharati domestic service with sub continental music, 15040 in Chinese but jammed at 1300. Time pips only. (Figliozzi, FL)
Athmik Yatra Radio, 15350 via Nauen with Hindi talks at 1446. (Brossell, WI)

JAPAN—NHK Radio Japan, 11740 via Cypress Creek in Portuguese at 2148, 2 woman over music, briefly in Japanese, then back into Portuguese. (Sellers, BC) 1938 with several men in what might have been a radio drama. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Nikkei One, 6005 in Japanese at 1117 with classical music. (Figliozzi, FL) 6055, with Japanese pop music at 1239, //3925 fair and 9595 very poor. (Sellers, BC) 9595 at 1057 with music and announcements in Japanese. (Brossell, WI)

MADAGASCAR—Madagascar World Voice, 11868-Mahajanga at 2138 in Mandarin, female/male announcers, woman eventually going into the Bible in Living Sound, postal address and website, hymn-like song, followed by dead air at 1157, then off. Apparently a spur from 11600. (Taylor, WI)
World Christian Broadcasting, 11610-Mahajanga at 2104 in Chinese playing western pops. (Sellers, BC) 11945 at 1948 with man/woman speaking in Arabic. (Cooper, PA)
African Pathways Radio, Mahajanga, 17640 at 1852 with instrumental Saints Go Marching, man giving program ID. Left the air at 1857. (Cooper, PA)

MEXICO—Radio Educacion, (p) Mexico City, 6185 at 0155 with traditional guitar and male singer, man giving ID at 0157. (Cooper, PA) 0330 with woman speaking in Spanish, program of vocals from 0405. In the clear after Vatican closed but later had QRM from AWR-Moosbrunn. (D’Angelo, PA)

NEW ZEALANDRadio New Zealand, 5995 (nf) at 1310 with Dateline Pacific. (Figliozzi, FL) 7425 at 1253 with man introducing song ID, schedule, frequencies and off at 1258. (Taylor, W) 9700-Rangataiki with Our Changing World at 1217. (Sellers, BC) 15720 with time pips and world news at 0300. (Brossell, WI)

NIGERIAVoice of Nigeria, (p) 7255-Ikorodu in Hausa at 2035 man in long monologue, later Qur’an, then man returned. (Cooper, PA)

NORTH KOREAVoice of Korea, 9425 signing on to Europe at 2026 with music and man giving schedule. (Sellers, BC) 15180 with non-stop victory songs and instrumentals. (Brossell, WI)

OMANRadio Sultanate of Oman, 15140-Thumrait with at 1412 with man speaking English and pop music. (D’Angelo, PA) Arabic talks at 1503. (Brossell, WI)

OPPOSITION—Sound of Hope, 9930 (Taiwan to China), in Mandarin at 2247 with contemporary Chinese music. (Taylor, WI) 11500 in Mandarin at 1130. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Dimtse Erena (via Bulgaria to Eritrea), 11965 at 1713-1801* in (l) Oromo with nice HOA music, news at 1730, more instrumentals, seemed another program beginning at 1800, but quickly went off. (D’Angelo, PA)
Echo of Hope (p) (South Korea to North), 6003 at 1212 with woman speaking in Korean at some length. (Taylor, WI)
Voice of the People (South Korea to North), 3480 with woman speaking Korean, then man at 1130, //450, 4457, 6518 and 6600. (Figliozzi, FL)
Furusato No Kaze, 9645 (via Taiwan to North Korea), in Korean at 1307. Woman speaking slowly and at length. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Publique Africaine (via Issoudun to Rwanda), 11550 at 1834-1858* with man/woman speaking in (l) Kirundi, then closing ID and announcements. (D’Angelo, PA)
Radio Itahaka (via Madagascar (?) to Rwanda), 15420 at 1830 with much improved modulation and a better signal. (Perry, IL)
Radio Tanazuj (via Vatican to Sudan), 7315 at 0337-0359* in Sudanese Arabic, ID by man at 0356. (D’Angelo, PA)
Eye Radio (via France to South Sudan), 15250 at 1612 with man/woman speaking in (l) Arabic, news at 1630, nice ID at 1637. Apparently extended the broadcast into the 1700 hour. Gone at 1739 recheck. (D’Angelo, PA)
“Radio Sana’a’” (via Saudi Arabia to Yemen), 11860 in Arabic at 1248. Many mentions of “Arabiya,” “Irania,” and “Yemen.” (Figliozzi, FL) 1455 with contemporary Mideast music. (Taylor, WI)

PHILIPPINESRadio Veritas Asia, 11630-Palauig at 1448 in Urdu with alternating male/female announcers. Off at 1458. (Taylor, WI) 11845 in Mandarin at 1110. (Brossell, WI)

PIRATES—Wolverine Radio, 6945u at 0015 with “shaky” songs and IDs every third one. (Taylor, WI) 0116 with a variety of tunes using a “together” theme. SSTV/FAX at 0130, also 2345 with a “shake” theme. (Hassig, IL)
Liquid Radio, 6925 at 0339 fading in/out, music at 0346, contemporary dance things at 0350, ID at 0354, more dance things. ID from HF Underground. Poor. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Euphoria, 6970 ending rock, another song, a parody then a talk mentioning the White House. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Pee Wee Radio, 6930am/usb at 2335-0000 with distorted audio in AM, switched to USB at 2342. Punk rock, number about a train. CW ID at 2358. (Hassig, IL) 6945u at 0046 with historical factoids for March, SSTV of “eyes,” then bluesy music, SSTV, some of them responding to posts. (Taylor, WI) 0143 with various numbers, SSTV ID image and CW ID at close, but no spoken ID noted. (Lobdell, MA)
WHYP, 6940u at 2301 with nice instrumental, I was called away for a few minutes. Came back at 2328. Classic WHYP ending confirmed by logs in HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
The Crystal Ship, 3415 at 0047 barely audible at 0029. Series of IDs at 0048. (Taylor, WI) 6876 at 2312 with pop/rock, ID at 2317. Later promo for The Crystal Ship t-shirts and coffee mugs. (Cooper, PA)
Sloppy Joe Radio, 4065 at 0028 with The Mashed Potato then off. ID from HF Underground. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Free Whatever, 6930u at 2147 with “Dick Weed” returning shout-outs to those who logged them on HF Underground, several IDs throughout and mention of an RFW relay on 6910. The relay was also noted at 2023. (Taylor, WI) 2155 complaining about slow internet speed at his location. (Hassig, IL) 6940u at 2257-0022*. Dick Weed with a new show, playing requests. Good signal throughout. (Lobdell, MA)
WEAK, 6925usb at 0023 with various pop things, spoof ads. Not the legit WEAK-Chicago from 15 years ago. (Hassig, IL)
Amphetamine Radio, 6930u at 2345 AM carrier noted for several minutes before sign-on with music. CW and SSTV IDs, 2331 ID and into heavy rock, SSTV IDs. (Taylor, WI)
Gospel Radio Shortwave, 6925.4 at 0045 with vocals and organ. (Hassig, IL) 0058 with contemporary Christian music. Had a het from 6925.0 which others ID’d as Liquid Radio. (Taylor, WI)
XLR8, 6955 at 0010 with punk rock. (Hassig, IL) 0139 with Delta blues, pop rock, ID, audio clip, into program of mostly metal and occ. IDs. (Taylor, WI) 0038 with ID, instrumentals. (Cooper, PA)
Captain Morgan, 6940 at 0001 with an apparent Chuck Berry tribute. (Hassig, IL)
Old Time Radio, 6770 at 0309 with big band music, Fibber McGee and Molly. (Hassig, IL) ID and off at 0159. (Taylor, WI)
Not WMPR, 6925 at 2059 with variety of “funky” swing music, frequent announcements of “This is not WMPR” by woman. More periodic IDs. (Taylor, WI) 2340-0009*. A parody of the real “WMPR Dance Party” with dance music. (Lobdell, WI)
KIPM presumed relay, 6955 at 0048 weak music, Alen Maxwell’s unmistakable voice telling a story at 0058. (Taylor, WI)
WREC-Radio East Coast, 6950 at 2345, light music, short segments mentioning “Free Radio.” (Taylor, WI)
Voice of Pancho Villa, 6925 at 0040 with Pancho running from Trump, 9640u at 0047 with what seemed the same story. (Taylor, WI) (This is the once-yearly pirate from the NASWA-sponsored SWL Fest held in Pennsylvania –GLD)
Borderhunter Radio (Euro), 6210 at 2330 with “Frans The Borderhunter” playing various things. Frequent IDs and shout-outs to those posters on HF Underground. Email as <>. (Lobdell, MA)
Radio Batavia, 5890 at 2307 weak but at times readable in local noise. ID by man at 2307 but fading by 2327. (Lobdell, MA)

ROMANIARadio Romania International, 7220-Galbeni in Romanian at 2330 with a song and Living in Romania. (Cooper, PA) 7335 at 0024 with a folk thing and ID, woman talking. 7375-Tiganesti at 0029 in English, ending a song, program about a folk singer. (Taylor, WI) 11810-Tiganesti with news at 1700. (Padazopulos, Greece) 15130 at 1300 with news in Romanian by woman. (Figliozzi, FL)

RUSSIARWM time station, 4996 with repeating CW IDs at 0609. (Valko, PA)

SAO TOMEVOA Relay, Pinheira, 4960 at 0400, Yankee Doodle IS, ID, male announcer with news in English. (D’Angelo, PA) 7215 in Arabic at 0259 with IS and ID. (Taylor, WI) 9585 at 2150 in Bambara man talking about America, soft music in background woman mentioning VOA. (Cooper, PA)

SAUDI ARABIABSKSA, 9675 in (l) Turkish at 1849. (Brossell, WI)

SINGAPOREBBC-Far East Relay Station, 6195 at 1234. (Figliozzi, FL) 15285 with world news at 1100. (Brossell, WI)

SLOVAKIARadio Slovakia International, 11580 via WRMI at 2115 on a man who was born to Nazi death camp survivors. (Sellers, BC)

SOLOMON ISLANDSSIBC, Honiara, 5020 at 1126 but very weak, only music heard. (Figliozzi, FL) 1145 with island music, woman speaking in Tok Pisin, Christian devotional message and prayer, ID at 1200 and close. (Sellers, BC) 1257 with music, 1300 fanfare and other pop things, no ID noted. (Taylor, WI)

SOUTH AFRICAChannel Africa, 3345-Meyerton at 0341 with man/woman in a discussion. (D’Angelo, PA) 15235-Meyerton at 1758 with inidentified domestic language and several female vocalists. Mention of the African General program, off air at 1802. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Sonder Grense, 3320 via Meyerton at 0220 in Afrikaans with pops and female singers. (Cooper, PA)

SOUTH KOREAKBS World Radio, 15575 in Korean at 1343. (Brossell, WI)

SPAINRadio Exterior de Espana, 11685 at 1958 with pop/rock, time pips at 2000 then woman giving ID. (Cooper, PA) 15520-Nobeljas with news in Spanish at 1820. (Padazopulos, Greece) Seeming soccer coverage at 2009. (Brossell, WI)

SWEDENIBRA, 11775 via Woofferton at 1759 with Arabic-style vocals, woman reading Arabic announcements over background music. (Wood, MA) Radio Sama (IBRA) 15260 Woofferton relay with talks in Arabic at 1810. (Brossell, WI)

SWAZILANDTrans World Radio, 6120 at 0458 with chime IS and English ID by man. Preaching at 0522, //4775. (Valko, PA)

TAIWANRadio Taiwan International, 9450 with a CNR-l jammer at 2201 mixing with and both at equal strength with Chinese talk. (Sellers, BC) 9680 with an instrumental with woman speaking in Chinese at 1228. (Figliozzi, FL) 9735 in (l) Japanese at 1112. (Brossell, WI)

THAILANDRadio Thailand, 5875 in (l) Khmer at 1121. (Brossell, WI) 13745-Ban Dong at 0014-0030* with English news with usual assortment of news, ads, promo announcements with male/female announcers. (D’Angelo, PA)

TURKEYVoice of Turkey, 15450 at 1240 on Turkish independence at 1230. (Brossell, WI) 1315 to Europe theme introducing Question of the Week. (Figliozzi, FL)

UNITED STATES—Voice of America, 6045 via Thailand with 15120 via Ascension at 2158 in (l) Bambara with two men peaking over a local North African song. Signal cut at 2200.This broadcast is Monday-Friday only, 7235-Northern Marianas Relay in Korean at 1254; two woman doing English language lesson, //9490. (Sellers, BC) 9825-Northern Marianas Relay at 1433 with woman and news in Mandarin, 11785 in Mandarin at 1104,15590-Thailand Relay at 1347 in Mandarin, 15630-Woofferton in (l) Amharic at 1855. (Brossell, WI) 11720-Germany Relay with news in Amharic at 1838. (Padazopulos, Greece) 12110-Lampertheim Relay at 1814 with male/female announcers in Amharic, English ID at 1929. (Cooper, PA)
Radio Ashna (VOA), 7290-Biblis Relay at 0036 with an interview in Pashto. (Taylor, WI)
Radio Deewa (VOA), 9355 via Thailand in Pashto at 1259, Yankee Doodle IS, Pashto sign on, then apparent news. (Taylor, WI)
Afia Darfur, 5925 at 0312 with two men speaking in Arabic, then several woman, vocal and off. (D’Angelo, PA) 12075 at 1818 in Arabic/Sudanese, male announcer, brief music interlude, and program ID at 1820. (Cooper, PA) 15620 via Vatican in Arabic at 1826. (Brossell, WI)
Radio Marti, 5980-Greenville in Spanish at 1209. (Sellers, BC)
Radio Payam-e Doost, 7480 via Moldova with religious content in Persian. (Padazopulos, Greece)
Radio Free Asia, 9670 via Dushanbe at 0114 in Tibetan. Weak with CNR-1 jammer underneath. (Taylor, WI) 15570 in Mandarin at 2325. (Brossell, WI)
Adventist World Radio, 9770 via France at 2021 with woman mostly in Mossi between songs. (Taylor, WI) 15490 via Meyerton with two men talking back and forth in Maasau. AWR jingle prior to going off at 1758. (Cooper, PA)
Trans World Radio, 9345 via Armenia with man speaking in (l) Garwati. (Taylor, WI) 9910-via Guam in Mandarin at 1200. (Brossell, WI)
World Harvest Radio, 9965 via Palau at 1307 with a preacher. (Brossell, WI)
KVOH, Rancho Simi, 17775 at 1735 in Spanish, mostly vocals and guitars. (Cooper, PA)
WEWN, 15610-Birmingham (AL), at 2115 with Christian message and website. (Sellers, BC)
Overcomer Ministry, 9465 via Kostinbrod at 0056. Man preaching with Brother Stair interrupting with contact info. (Taylor, WI)

VATICANVatican Radio, 6185 at 0312 with man/woman speaking in (l) Armenian, ID and closedown at 0329, 7380 via Madagascar with man speaking in Swahili. Closed at 0358. (D’Angelo, PA) 7270 via Vatican at 0310 in Armenian, ID and talk over theme-like music, bells and chants, 7410 in Hindi at 0050 with male/female announcers and SEA music. (Taylor, WI) 7360 via Madagascar at 0343-0358* with man speaking in Swahili. Closedown by man/woman. (D’Angelo, PA) 9610 via Greenville with IS ending Spanish and off. (Sellers, BC)

VIETNAMVoice of Vietnam, 7315 via Cyprus Creek at 0105; woman talking about Vietnam economics and world news, ID, and music. (Cooper, PA) 9635-Son Tay at 1115 with man.woman speaking in Vietnamese through lovely musical bridges. (Figliozzi, FL)

Art Delibert, North Bethesda, MD; Mark Taylor, Madison, WI; Rich D’Angelo, Wyomissing, PA; William Hassig, Mt. Pleasant, IL; Ralph Perry, Wheaton, IL; Steven C. Wood, Harwich, MA; David Valko, Dunlo, PA; Chris Lobdell, Tewksbury, MA; Harold Sellers, Vernon, BC; Bob Brossell, Pewaukee, WI; John Figliozzi, Sarasota, FL; Fotios Padazopulos, Athens, Greece; and John Cooper, Lebanan, PA.

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