Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Global 24 Radio signals are weak today


While checking Global 24 Radio this morning, we noted that the signal strength here in on the radio ranch in Btown was weaker than normal. According to an official at associated with the station they are changing transmitters and antennas today, and are at low power on a different antenna. According to our source it may be this way for another day or so.

WRMI transmitter adjustments

All times UTC

USA   Changes of WRMI Okeechobee effective from December 15:

Global 24 via transmitter #06, (ex #01)
0000-2400 on  9395 YFR 100 kW / 181 deg to CARR English, ex same 355 deg to eastern North America

Family Radio via transmitter #14
2300-2400 7730 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to MEXI Spanish, ex 5950 /181 deg to CARR
0000-0100 7730 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to MEXI Spanish, ex 5950 /181 deg to CARR

WRMI programs via transmitter #14
0100-0300 on  7730 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to MEXI various, additional transmission
(DX Re Mix Nx/16 Dec)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Radio Free Asia ready for Year of the Ram


Radio Free Asia is ready for a new year of broadcasting. Plans are to begin 2015 with a QSL to commemorate the Year of Ram. The new QSL card will be offered from January 1 - April, 2015. Stay tuned to Shortwave Central for additional details as they become available.
(A.J. Janitschek/RFA)

REE Spain registers new winter frequency plan

 At ISWBG deadline, we received information that Spain's Radio Exterior Espana was planning to resume broadcasting on shortwave. Severe budget cuts had forced the station to terminate all broadcast on shortwave at the close of their summer schedule season in October.
  After extensive deliberations, the RTVE Board of Directors approved to resume broadcasting transmissions from Noblejas, Spain. Plans are to mainly beam broadcast to four main target areas, four hours a day and eight hours on weekends. 
  At this time the following schedule, which has been revised from the previous listing in Late Breaking News is noted as "tentative," 
A start date has not been released at this post. The definitive schedule will be released shortly. Please refer to this blog for a complete schedule when it becomes available, or follow me on Twitter as Gayle Van Horn @QSLRptMT for a tip. 




Spain, Radio Exterior Espana

The following revised schedule, has been registered for the winter broadcast

All times UTC

1600-2400 on  9620 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to NoAm Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 on 11685 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 on 11940 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 on 12030 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to NEAf Spanish Sat/Sun

1600-2200 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Daily
1600-2400 on 17755 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Daily
1800-2400 on 17850 NOB 100 kW / 272 deg to CeAm Spanish Daily
1800-2400 on 21610 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Daily
1900-2300 on 15110 NOB 200 kW / 302 deg to NoAm Spanish Daily

2000-2400 on  9620 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to NoAm Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 on 11685 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 on 11940 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 on 12030 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to NEAf Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 on 15385 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Mon-Fri
(SWL DXing)

QSL Report: December 2014


Countdown of the Season
  The Christmas countdown is upon us. Amid the last-minute mad dash of shopping and decorating your abode, take some time to enjoy seasonal programming from shortwave radio.
Choral music, dramas, religious services, and old time radio shows dominate the bands during this season. This is also a time of nostalgia for me.
Favorite stations have said goodbye to shortwave, while others, despite the odds, are going strong. Shortwave has not breathed his last breath. Far from it. There is still much to hear and enjoy.

The holidays also present an added bonus for QSLing. While you listen to your favorite programs, consider preserving them with a reception report to the station. This is an excellent opportunity to remember your favorite stations during this most blessed of seasons.

Thank you ...
Special thanks this month to Artur Fernández Llorella for his extensive contribution of European free radio email contacts, and copies of his colorful QSL cards. Do you have QSL information or scanned QSL cards you'd like to share with our world blog readers ? Contributions are always welcomed at w4gvh at frontier .com

Several QSL cards are available for Adventist World Radio Wavescan program. Send your AWR and KSDA reception reports for Wavescan to: Box 29235, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229 USA or send your program details to; wavescan@AWR.org

OE3DMA QSL (Larry Van Horn)
Amateur Radio
Austria-OE3DMA, 20 MHz-JT65. Full data color scenery card of Altenburg, Austria, signed by Alex-Operator. Received via ARRL bureau. (Larry Van Horn N5FPW/NC)

Austria-OE6BMG, 18 MHz-PSK31. Full data color radio nostalgia card, signed by Fred Braun, Operator. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).

Austria-OE5WRO, 24 MHz-JT65. Full data color night scenery card, signed by Wolfgang Roubik, Germany, Operator. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).

Italy-IZOIWP, 21 MHz-JT65. Full data color card of skydivers in flight, signed by Massimo Campili, Operator. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).


3B8CW QSL (Larry Van Horn)
Mauritius-3B8CW, 20 MHz. Full data color scenery/flag card. Received in 30 days from NI5DX, QSL Manager. (Van Horn)

United States-K4KGG, Jekyll Island, Georgia, 20 meters SSB. Full data color card for K4KGG portable operation. Received in six weeks for a SWL report. QSL address: 23383 Water Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486-8542 USA (Larry Zamora, Garland, TX)

United States-W9IMS, Indianapolis, Indiana, 20 meters SSB. Full data color photo scenery card of Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) MotoGP. Received in three months for a SWL report for special event station, and a SASE. QSL address: Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 30954, Indianapolis, IN 46230 (Zamora).

United States-W9ZI, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 20 meters SSB. Confirmation certificate depicts a photo of USAF Thunderbirds, signed by event chairman. Received in three months for a SW Listener's report for special event station celebrating Air Venture Oshkosh 2014 Air Show, plus SASE (used for reply). QSL address: Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 2346, Appleton, WI 54912 USA (Zamora).

United States-K4MIA, 14228 kHz USB. Full data color QSL card. Received in four weeks for a SW Listener's report for reception of special event station commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day-2014, plus a SASE (used for reply). QSL address: K4MIA, 6758 Hall Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL 33470 (Larry Zamora, Garland, TX)

United States-W4LX, 14254 kHz USB. Full data QSL card, featured photo of Boca Grande Light at BocaGrande, Florida. Received in eight weeks for SW Listener's report for reception of special event station celebrating International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, plus SASE (used for reply). QSL address: Ft Meyers Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 061183, Ft Meyers, FL 33906 (Zamora).

Amateur Radio HF Beacons-K4UKB/B, 28.276 MHz. QSL card, received in three weeks. QSL address: Marshall McElfresh, 847 Locklin Lane, Danville, KY 40422-8670 USA. (Norbert Reinrer, Germany/playdx)
KA2LIM/B, 28.119.3 MHz. QSL card, received in 11 months. QSL address: Kenneth Kent, 516 Pine Valley Road, Pine Valley, NY 14872 USA (Reiner)
KA3JOE/B, 28.248.7 MHz. QSL card, received in one month. QSL address: Joseph W. Ciesielski, 1176 Poquessing Avenue, Bensalem, PA 19020 USA (Reiner)
K14LEV/B, 28.246.3. QSL card, received in 17 days. QSL address: Jason reeder, 2714 Dove Ct., Clarksville, TN 37040 USA (Reiner)
N4PAL/B, 28.214 MHz. QSL card, received in two weeks. QSL address: CN Keith, 351 Ferdinand Drive, Longwood, FL 32750 USA (Reiner)
NT4F/B, 28.210.2 MHz. QSL card, received in three weeks. QSL address: Linwood (Lin) Todd, 2061 Van Buren Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Reiner)
WA3IIA/B, 28.284.8 MHz. QSL card, received in three weeks. QSL address: 3726 Red Maple Lane, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 USA (Reiner)
WJ5O/B, 28.289 MHz. QSL card, received in ten days. QSL address: William H Hays, 100 Rick Street, Troy, AL 36079 USA (Reiner)
WW9EE/B, 28.252 MHz. QSL card, received in two weeks. QSL address: c/o Mark Allen, P.O. Box 5879, Peoria, IL 61601 USA (Reiner)

Armenia
TWR India via Yerevan-Gavar, Armenia relay, 9925 kHz. Electronic color PDF of shortwave towers at Guam plus a cover letter with confirmation statement. Received in four months for program details to Franklin Abraham-TWR India. (Edward Kusalik, BC Canada)


Australia
Reach Beyond Australia, 15450 kHz. Full data paper QSL featuring color photo of Uluru, known as Ayers Rock, personal note from Shelly Martin, and winter program/frequency guide. Received in 36 days for an English report, contribution to faith-based station, and nested Euro envelope/label (used for reply) (Gayle Van Horn/NC) 15490 kHz, full data E-QSL from Shelly. Received in two weeks for program details to: office@reachbeyond.org.au. (Arthur Fernández Llorella, Catalonia, Spain)

Austria
TWR Europe, 7320 kHz. Full data E-QSL from Kalman Dobos. Received in eight days for program details to: kdobos@twr.org (Llorella)

Bulgaria
European News Network, 5925 kHz. Verification card mailed from Cyprus in 20 days. Program details to: contact@news-network.eu. (Christian Ghibaudo, France/playdx)

Clandestine
Voice of the Martrys via Uzbekistan relay, 7520 kHz. Full data verification on Seoul USA letterhead, signed by Pastor Tim Dillmuth. Received in 13 days for report, return postage (used) and label (used). QSL address: Seoul USA, 149 Woodcarver Rd., Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 USA (Van Horn)

Radio Inyabutatu via Issoudun, France relay, 17870 kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in three months for program details to: marie-helene.havard@tdf.fr (Llorella)

Radio Hilaac via Issoudun, France relay, 15180 kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in three months for program details to: marie-helene.havard@tdf.fr (Llorella) Additonal email address: radio.hilaac@gmail.com 

Voice of Tibet, 15540 kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in two months for an program details to: editor@vot.org, voteditor@yahoo.com and info@vot.org (Llorella).

FM
Germany-Radio Jack FM, 190.640 (DAB Ch. 7 B). Prepared QSL card verified in eight weeks. QSL address: c/o Silvacast Broadcast Media Group, Groimanstarsse 40, 10623 Berlin, Germany (Norbert Reiner, Germany/playdx)
Radio Impala Berlin, 190.640 (DAB Ch. 7 B) E-QSL from Susann Heidrich. Received in ten weeks. Program details to: redaktion@radioimpala.de. Station address: Nibelungenstraße 13, 14109 Berlin, Germany (Reiner)
Jam FM Berlin, 93.60 kHz. Prepared QSL card verified. Received in four days. QSL address: Skyline Medien GmbH, Am Kleinen Wannsee 5 A, 14109 Berlin, Germany (Reiner)
Radio Paloma Berlin, 190.640 (DAB Ch.7 B) Prepared QSL card verified. Received in one week. QSL address: Unitcom GmbH, Grolmanstrasse 40, 10623 Berlin, Germany (Reiner).

France
AWR relay via Issoundun, France, 15155 kHz. Full data station QSL card. Received in 19 days. Program details to:  1 Milbanke Court  Milbanke Way   Bracknell, Berks. RG12 1RP UK (Ghibaudo)

Sud Radio, DAB 220.352 MHz (Nice, France) Station QSL card. Received in five days. QSL address: 93 rue du Lac   FR- 31670 Labège, France (Ghibaudo)

Germany
Europa 24 (tests) 6150 kHz. Station QSL card in 92 days. Program details to: test6150@yahoo.com (Ghibaudo)  



Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265 kHz. Full data blue/white card, signed by Noel, plus large station sticker. Received in 18 days for an English report of German Unity Day broadcast, $2.00US, souvenir postcard and nested Euro envelope/label (used for reply) QSL address: Hamburger Lokalradio, c/o Kulturzentrum Lola, 21031 Hamburg, Germany (Van Horn)

HCJB Weenermoor, 7365 kHz. Full data E-QSL of mountain scenery card and Psalm 90:2 card. Received in 24 days, mailed from Quito and form letter from Iris Rauscher for the German Department in Quito. The form letter indicated that for QSL cards they ask for return postage ($1.75 US postage for a letter to North America; $2.00 to Europe and $2.75 rest of the world). They accept e-mail reports at deutsch@andenstimm for virtual replies without being able to fill in the data details.(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer/WWDXC Top Nx 1186)

Medium Wave
Estonia-Radio ELI, 1035 AM kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in one day. Program details to: am1035@bk.ru. Heard this station in the U.K. (Ghibaudo)

France-Bleu RCFM, 1494 AM kHz. Full data QSL card. Received in ten days. Program details to: 4 rue Favalelli  BP 130  FR- 20292 Bastia Cedex, France (Ghibaudo)

Ireland-RTÉ-Radio 1, 252 AM kHz. Full data E-QSL from Laeve Anslow. Received in eight weeks for program details to: info@rte.ie (Llorella)
Ireland-RTÉ-Radio 1, 252 AM kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in seven days. Program details to: hearus@rte.ie (Ghibudo)

Russia-Polish Radio, 738 AM kHz. Verification via Vsemyrniya Radioset (World Radio Network) at Moscow Kurkino relay. Received QSL cards of mini photos of Warsaw, from the Russian service of
Polish Radio from ru@radio.com.pl (Dmitry Kutuzov, Russia/deneb-radio-dx/RUS DX)

Spain-RNE 5 Barcelona, 576 AM kHz. E-QSL. Received in seven days. Program details to: antonio.catalan@rtve.es (Ghibaudo)

United States-KBRV, 800 AM kHz. Prepared QSL card verified, signed by Val Cook, Owner. Received in 12 days for an AM report from 2011 and several follow up reports that were not answered. (John Wilkins, CO/NRC) Station broadcast country and western program format. KBRV was originally on 540 kHz, changed to 790 kHz in 1966 and moved to 800 kHz on April 25, 2013. Streaming audio at: Tunein http://tunein.com/radio/KBRV-800-s31845/

United States-KDSK, 1240 AM kHz. Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prepared QSL card verified and signed by Derek Underhill, Pres. Received in 66 days for a follow up report. (Wilkins/NRC) Broadcasting to the Albuquerque area.

United States-KREL, 1580 AM kHz. Verification letter from Dennis Hanson, General Manager. Received in 38 days for a CD report. QSL address: 614 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501. MW QSL # 3041. (Patrick Martin, OR/NRC) Streaming audio at tunein http://tunein.com/radio/KREL-1580-s26409/

Philippines
Philippine Broadcasting Service, 15190 kHz. Full data PBS card, signed by Ric G. Lorenzo-Audience Relations, plus station sticker and program schedule. Received in three months for English report, mint postage stamps for return postage (used) nested Euro envelope (not used) and souvenir postcard. Station address: 4/F Media Center Bldg., Visayas Avenue, Dillman, Quezon City, 1128 Metro Manila, Philippines. (Van Horn) Website: www.pbs.gov.ph 

Romania
Radio Romania International, 15170 kHz. Full data card depicting the Citadel of Sighisoara, unsigned. Station sticker and winter program schedule enclosed. Received in four months for an English report. QSL address: 60-64 General Berthelot Street, RO-010165, Bucharest, Romania (Zamora).



Radio Adygea QSL (Artur Llorella)
Russia
Radio Adygea, 7325 kHz. Full data QSL card, signed by Victor Efimco. Received in 31 days. Report details to: krasnodar@rtrn.ru (Ghibaudo)

Rwanda
Deutsche Welle via Kigali, Rwanda relay 15275 kHz. Full data color studio building card, unsigned. Received in 17 days for an English report on German Unity Day, $1.00US (returned) souvenir postcard and label (used) (Van Horn)

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka BC, 11750 kHz. Full data E-QSL from Victor Goonetilleke. Received in three months for program details to: victor-goonetilleke@gmail.com (Llorella) JSWC via AWR/Wavescan, 11995 kHz from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka relay. Full data E-QSL. Received in five weeks for program details to: jswcq@live.jp (Llorella).


Taiwan
Radio Taiwan International, 11985 kHz. Full data cards received from the RTI Russian service. Program details to: russ@rti.org.tw (Kutuzov).
Radio Taiwan International, 11665 kHz. Full data QSL card. Received in 33 days. Program details to: deutsch@rti.org.tw (Ghibaudo)

Thailand
Radio Thailand, 9390 kHz. Full data E-QSL. Received in 33 days for report details to: feedback@hsk9.org . Additional QSL card in 17 days for report details to: manager_thailand@tha.ibb.gov Also verified this frequency in 219 days, with program details to english@hsk9.org. (Ghibaudo)

United States
0011 ARCAP Civil Air Patrol Arkansas, 8012 kHz. No data "thank-you" email, and statement they "are not able to fullfill my QSL request, as the transmissions of the CAP are for official use only." Received in two days. (Robic).

Overcomer Ministry, 15570 kHz. Full data E-QSL from Brother Stare. Received in five weeks for program details to: lasttime@overcomerministry.org (Sam Wright, KS)

Ciudad Global via WRMI, 9955 kHz. Full data QSL card, signed by Omar Ortiz-QSL Manager. Received in six months. Program details to: radiociudadglobal@gmail.com (Llorella)

WWCR, 5935 kHz. Full data WWCR QSL card. Received in 15 weeks. Program details to: qsl@wwcr.com (Llorella)

Utility

Drilling Rig Scarebeo (shipspotting.com)
C6VR7-Scarabeo (drilling rig) MMSI 308928000, 2187.5 kHz DSC (Digital Selective Calling). Full data verification, plus personal letter. Received in 32 days after follow up for utility report and electronic prepared E-QSL card. Rig position off the coast of Norway. (Andy Ibold, Germnay/UDXF)

C6AD7-Scarabeo 5 (drilling rig) MMSI 311076700, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data verification, plus personal letter. Received in 44 days after follow up for utility report and electronic prepared E-QSL card (Ibold).

YJSU8-Wilphoenix (drilling rig) MMSI 576837000, 2187 kHz DSC. Full data verification. Received in 18 days after follow up. That's drilling rig # 124 (Ibold).

Church of Our Lady Conceived Without Sin Mitchelstown, 27375 kHz. Full data prepared QSL card returned as signed and stamped. Received in 19 days. QSL address: Parochial House, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Ireland (Patrick Robic, Austria/UDXF)

St. John's Church Ballybunion, 27631 khz. Full data prepared QSL card returned as signed and stamped. Received in eight days. QSL address: Parish House, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland (Robic).

St. Mary's Church Carrigtwohill, 27815 kHz. Prepared QSL card signed by Father Gabriel Burke and stamped. Received in 49 days. QSL address: The Presbytery, 4 Carrig Downs, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Ireland (Robic).

St. Munchin's Church Clancy Strand/Limerick, 27601 kHz. No data personal letter, plus prepared QSL card returned, stamped and signed by Louise Kennedy, Secretary. Received in eight days. QSL address: Parish House, Clancy Strand, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland (Ibold).

Our Lady of Victories Church Sallynoggin, 27871 kHz. Full data prepared QSL card returned with signature and stamped. Received in 10 days. QSL address: Parish House, Pearse Street, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin, Ireland (Ibold).

Utility/Ship Traffic
Ship addresses may be obtained by a MMSI search at: www.google.com

2FHQ9-Marineco Dignity (Crew boat) MMSI 23509171, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 14 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

OZ2102-Franklin (Research vessel) MMSI 231781000, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 44 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

FNWX-Raymond Croze (Cable LAyer ship) MMSI 226290000, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 40 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

GBSK-HMS Severn (Patrol ship-P 282) MMSI 23462300, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 111 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

Seabourn Quest (cruisecomplete.com)
C6YZ5-Seabourn Quest (Cruise ship) MMSI 311038900, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 74 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

ICGH-Ursa Minor (Pusher Tug) MMSI 247082300, 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 20 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

V2PO4-Bremen Hunter (Anchor handling supply Tug) MMSI 305118000 2187.5 kHz DSC. Full data prepared verification letter verified. Received in 54 days for a utility letter and prepared E-QSL (Ibold).

Koos Van Messel, 2187.5 kHz. SAR vessel (KNRM Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappiji, which is an equivelent to Royal Dutch Sea Rescue Agency. Full data card showing SAR ship battling against rough waves with a typical refinery and windmill landscape near Rotterdam. Received personal English letter from Ton Haasnott, Master, which included information on the future of DSC and GMDSS. Ship was at sea, off the Dutch coast. QSL address: KNRM, Postbus 434, 1970 AK Ijmuiden, Netherlands. (Patrice, France/UDXF)

Vatican City State
Radio Veritas Asia via Santa Maria Galeria relay, 15320 kHz. Full data E-QSL with mention of transmitter, from Arlene Arungayan-Donarber, Audience Relations Officer, plus station sticker and calendar. Received in four weeks for e-report details to: filipino@rveritas-asia.org (Llorella)

AM, Euro, Euro Free Radio, SW Address, Email and Veri Signer Updates

Clandestine
R Tamazuj  info@freepressunlimited.org

SW
PCJ Radio pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com Victor Goonetilleke, Frequency Manager

Euro Free Radio
Atlantic 2000 Intl  atlantic2000international@gmail.com
Baltic Sea R  balticseapirate@gmail.com
Crazy Wave R (Germany) shortwave@gmx.de
Cupid R cupidradio@hotmail.com 
European Music R  studio@emr.org.uk
FRS Holland (Netherlands) frs@holland.nl Peter Verbruggen
Hitmix R  hitmix58@gmx.de
Halloween R halloweenradio@gmx.net 
I AM R  info@thesoundofjazz.com
Little Feat R  littlefeatam@gmail.com
Mustang R (Netherlands) mustangradio@live.nl 
Old Time R (Unk Kingdom) oldtimeradio@yandex.com
Over 60 Degree R  over60dgr@rocketmail.com
Pink Panther R  pinkpantheram@hotmail.com
Premier R Int'l (Ireland) premierradio@yahoo.ie
R Arcadia arcadiawaves@gmail.com Capt. Arcadia
R Armada radioarmada@gmail.com 
R Black Arrow  radioblackarrow@hotmail.com 
R City  citmorecars@yahoo.ca 
R Enterprise (Italy) enterpriseradio@hotmail.com
R Europe (Italy) radioeurope@iol.it Capt. Danny
R Etherfreak (Netherlands) fokko@etherfreak.nl
R Good Ship Venus  radiogsv@hotmail.com 
R Marabu (Germany) info@radiomarabu.de 
R Merlin  radiomerlin@blueyonder.co.uk 
R Mi Amigo  info@radiomiamigo.eu 
R Mistletoe radiomistletoe@live.com 
R Moby Dix  radio-moby@hotmail.com 
R Montferland  radiomontferland@hotmail.com 
R Mistero Ghost Planet rmgp76@hotmail.com 
R Mustang (Netherlands) mustangradio@live.nl 
R New Wave  rnw@freeradiochat.com 
R Oliebollenbakers  relmusfm@hotmail.com
R Over 60 Degrees over60dgr@rocketmail.com 
R Pioneer pioneeram@hotmail.com 
R Powerline (Netherlands) radiorpi@live.nl 
R Rona Lisa radioronalisa@hotmail.com 
R Seat jessn02@gmail.com 
R Spanningzoeker (Netherlands) radio45@planet.nl
R Summermeeting  summermeeting2014@hotmail.com 
R Thunderbirds Postfach 101145 - 99801 Eisenach, Germany
R Tower (Netherlands) radiotower@home.nl
R Twentana radiotwentana@gmail.com 
R Uniek (Netherlands) radiouniek@hotmail.nl
R Wittereus  rxradioreport@gmail.com 
Ronex R ronexradio@hotmail.com 
Studio 69 (Netherlands) studio69@hetnet.nl
Tip & Elvis Show, t.eshow@hotmail.com
Trans Universe R  transuniverse@hotmail.com 
WMR info@wmrscotland.com 
Zara R  zararadio@hotmail.com
Zender Akenzo  akenzoteam@hotmail.com

Propagation Forecast Bulletins


Three Day Forecast
The greatest observed 3 hr Kp over the past 24 hours was 3 (below NOAA
Scale levels).
The greatest expected 3 hr Kp for Dec 15-Dec 17 2014 is 4 (below NOAA
Scale levels).

NOAA Kp index breakdown Dec 15-Dec 17 2014

            Dec 15     Dec 16     Dec 17
00-03UT        3          3          3     
03-06UT        2          2          2     
06-09UT        2          2          2     
09-12UT        2          2          2     
12-15UT        2          2          3     
15-18UT        2          2          3     
18-21UT        2          3          3     
21-00UT        2          4          3     

Rationale: No G1 (Minor) or greater geomagnetic storms are expected.  No
significant transient or recurrent solar wind features are forecast.

B. NOAA Solar Radiation Activity Observation and Forecast

Solar radiation, as observed by NOAA GOES-13 over the past 24 hours, was
below S-scale storm level thresholds.

Solar Radiation Storm Forecast for Dec 15-Dec 17 2014

              Dec 15  Dec 16  Dec 17
S1 or greater   10%     10%     10%

Rationale: There is a slight chance for an S1 (Minor) or greater solar
radiation storms from one of several regions on the visible disk.

C. NOAA Radio Blackout Activity and Forecast

Radio blackouts reaching the R1 levels were observed over the past 24
hours. The largest was at Dec 14 2014 1933 UTC

Radio Blackout Forecast for Dec 15-Dec 17 2014

              Dec 15        Dec 16        Dec 17
R1-R2           55%           55%           55%
R3 or greater   10%           10%           10%

Rationale: R1-R2 (Minor-Moderate) or greater radio blackouts are likely,
with a slight chance for an R3 (Strong) or greater event.  Regions 2241

Product: Advisory Outlook advisory-outlook.txt
:Issued: 2014 Dec 15 0200 UTC
#
# Prepared by the Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
# Please send comments and suggestions to SWPC.Webmaster@noaa.gov
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Boulder, Colorado, USA

SPACE WEATHER ADVISORY OUTLOOK #14-50
2014 December 14 at 6:55 p.m. MST (2014 December 15 0155 UTC)

**** SPACE WEATHER OUTLOOK ****

Summary For December 8-14

A G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm was observed on 12 December.
R1 (minor) radio blackouts were observed on 13 and 14 December.
No S1 (minor) or greater space radiation events were observed, although 10 MeV proton flux at geosynchronous orbit was enhanced on 14 December, with a maximum flux of 2.5 pfu.

Outlook For December 15-21

R1 or greater radio blackouts are possible throughout the forecast period.
There is a chance for G1 (minor) storm conditions on 28 Dec through 09 Jan in response to recurrent high speed solar wind features.
There is a slight chance for an S1 (minor) or greater space radiation event through the forecast period.

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
:Issued: 2014 Dec 15 0655 UTC
# Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center
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#      27-day Space Weather Outlook Table
#                Issued 2014-12-15
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2014 Dec 15     170           8          3
2014 Dec 16     170           8          3
2014 Dec 17     170          10          3
2014 Dec 18     165          12          4
2014 Dec 19     160          10          3
2014 Dec 20     165          10          3
2014 Dec 21     170           5          2
2014 Dec 22     165           5          2
2014 Dec 23     155           5          2
2014 Dec 24     150           5          2
2014 Dec 25     150           5          2
2014 Dec 26     145           5          2
2014 Dec 27     140           5          2
2014 Dec 28     140           8          3
2014 Dec 29     140           8          3
2014 Dec 30     135           8          3
2014 Dec 31     135          10          3
2015 Jan 01     135          10          3
2015 Jan 02     140          12          4
2015 Jan 03     140          25          5
2015 Jan 04     140          15          4
2015 Jan 05     145          10          3
2015 Jan 06     155           8          3
2015 Jan 07     155           8          3
2015 Jan 08     160          10          4
2015 Jan 09     165          10          4
2015 Jan 10     165           8          3
(NOAA)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Teak Publishing Releases New Winter 2014-2015 Shortwave Guide - Available Now at Amazon

So why should you listen to shortwave radio? Quite simply shortwave radio is your window to the world.

The best source of global information continues to be shortwave radio. Throughout the world, shortwave remains the most readily available and affordable means of communication and information. It lets you listen to voices from around the world. You'll also learn about the lives and concerns of people from all walks of life, from soldiers, to farmers, to retired scholars. Shortwave radio provides nearly instantaneous coverage of news and events from around the world.

Shortwave listening, or SWLing, is the hobby of listening to shortwave radio broadcasts located on frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz, also known as HF or the High Frequencies bands.

If you live in the U.S., you can easily listen to shortwave broadcast stations from countries like North/South Korea, Iran, Australia, Cuba, China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Japan, England, Egypt, Tunisia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States and many other counties if you have a shortwave receiver, and you know when and where to listen!

That when and where to listen is covered comprehensively in the pages of a new edition of the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Winter 2014-2015 edition), by Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH, is that all important information resource you need to tap into the worldwide shortwave broadcast radio spectrum. It is a 24-hour station/frequency guide to “all” the known stations currently broadcasting on shortwave radio at time of publication. This unique shortwave resource is the “only” publication in the world that offers a by-hour schedule that includes all language services, frequencies and world target areas for each broadcast station. There are new chapters that cover basic shortwave radio listening and Who’s Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum. Also extensive work has been done to improve the readability of this edition on the various Kindle platforms.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Winter 2014-2015 edition) is now available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QU8LC6M. The price for this latest edition is still US$4.99. Since this book is being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this electronic book (e-Book) from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

This new e-publication edition is an expanded version of the English shortwave broadcast guide formerly printed in the pages of Monitoring Times magazine for over 20 years. This one of a kind e-book is now being published twice a year to correspond with station seasonal time and frequency changes.

If you enjoy listening or monitoring HF shortwave stations, and you miss the monthly English frequency listings formerly published in the late Monitoring Times magazine, and multilingual station listing in the old MTXpress electronic magazine, this valuable tool will now be your new guide to listening to the world.

Frequency updates between editions will be posted on her Shortwave Central blog at: http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/.

And, the good news is that you do not even need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps.

There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all of the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

You can view the complete Teak Publishing book catalog online at http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/. Click on the Teak Publishing radio hobby e-book link at the top of the blog page. You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Van-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more interested in listening to a global view of news and events as they happen. 

If you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts, and want to hear what is happening outside the ham bands on that transceiver or portable shortwave radio in your shack, then this new e-book from Teak Publishing is a must in your radio reference library.

Here are a few of the public comments from radio hobbyists who purchased the first two editions of this Amazon e-book.
Five Stars By  Frank S. Excellent for the price. Glad I found this.
 
Shortwave Broadcast Guide by Kindle Customer. Since Monitoring Times is no longer in publication, this guide is required for the dedicated shortwave listener. There is information provided that I have found nowhere else. It will be a welcome addition to any listener's equipment. Gayle Van Horn has been publishing this research for many years and the followers are numerous, from beginners to professionals. The author's work is accurate, concise and thorough. If you have a shortwave radio, you need this publication as much as a set of earphones. There is none better.
Very Good Source for Shortwave Stations Broadcast Schedules by Kenneth Windyka. I've got to admit up front that I don't have a strong interest in this part of the hobby. HOWEVER, Gayle Van Horn makes it easy to determine what one can hear on the short wave bands during a particular time period (in GMT time sorted format). I also like the internet reference available, so that one can listen to programs via the internet even if its' not possible via the shortwave radio.

NJ Shortwave listener hears International Frequencies with new guide help by Stanley E Rozewski, Jr. This e-book is complete and accurate in presenting a low cost SW frequency guide and important must read topics for the new or experienced user. I liked the easy reading format, and understandable frequency guide. I will order the second edition next year.
This is my go-to-first reference by Mary C Larson. When I turn on the shortwave receiver and want to find out what's on and where to look, Van Horn's handy frequency guide is a smart place to begin. The format is not unlike the one Monitoring Times (R.I.P.) used each month. Presumably, updated ISBGs will be published twice per year, but you can check for the updates on her blog, (mt-shortwave.blogspot.com).

Good value by DrP. This is an excellent well-written book that is very affordable when compared to encyclopedic guides, e.g., the WRTH. Much the same information is included. The first part is a nice introduction to SW listening pitched to the beginner. Included is an informative section on purchasing a radio spanning low-end <$100 models up through the most advanced transceivers. The bulk of the book contains a list of world-wide SW broadcasters, organized by frequency band. This makes it ideal for browsing one band at a time, but much less so if you want to search for broadcasts from a particular country.
I like this one by Charles. I have only had a brief chance to scan through this book. From what I have seen of it I will enjoy getting in to it.

Shortwave Is Not Quite Dead By James Tedford (Bothell, WA United States). It was barely breathing as of late, but there is still a lot you can hear on shortwave radio. You need more than a little dedication, and a better-than-adequate radio to hear what remains on the HF bands, but if you have those, you will be rewarded with a lot of interesting audio programming. This book is a good guide to what is currently available over the international airwaves.

Five Stars By  Kindle Customer
Came on time. Packaged right. Looks as shown. Works as advertised.

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chelmsford Calling adds second program




Special thanks to Jim Salmon of Chelmsford Calling for his notice that a second program has now been added to their lineup. For additional information, please refer to http://on.fb.me/1safPWp. You may also join them on Facebook as Chelmsford Calling World Service.

Clelmsford Calling is currently involved with various radio groups and are happy to help with any radio related ventures. Their experience and passion for radio means they are well placed to assist and promote a wide variety of radio projects.

To learn more about this new online shortwave station, please visit http://www.chelmsfordcalling.com/

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Global 24 slated for special transmission


Sunday December 7

There will be a special transmission, on December 7, 2014 via  Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Broadcast hours: 1500-1600 UTC on 13720 TRM 125 kW / 300 deg to N/ME English 

Friday, December 05, 2014

Euro weekend program relays



Relays this weekend


HLR QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)

All times UTC / frequencies kilohertz


Every Saturday and Wednesday the programs of HLR (Hamburger Lokalradio)
07.00 to 09.00  on  7265
09.00 to 12.00  on 6190
12.00 to 16.00  on 7265 

Sunday MV Baltic Radio
09.00 to 10.00 on 7265  (for technical reasons, repeated broadcast from - 2012-12-02)
10.00 to 11/00  on 9485 (for technical reasons, repeated broadcast from - 2012-12-02)

E-mail: info@mvbalticradio.de  Thank you!


Every Sunday the programs of HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 on 9485 


Thank you!

Good Listening!
73s 
 Tom Taylor

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Weekend VOA Radiogram schedule

Hello friends,

The International Broadcasting Bureau transmitting station in North Carolina is evaluating a new Orban 9300 Digital Optimod-AM audio processor on its transmitter GB-5.

The engineers in North Carolina "would be very interested in any listener comments regarding fidelity and the ability to overcome less than ideal propagation while using the new audio processor."

Here is the schedule:

UTC           kHz      Content
0400-0700     7405     Radio Martí
1230-1300     9610     Vatican Radio
1400-2000    13820     Radio Martí

These are normal voice broadcasts, with some music, not digital text modes! You may notice co-channel noise from Cuba on the Radio Martí frequencies.

Send reception reports to our usual address, radiogram@voanews.com, and I will forward them to North Carolina.

VOA Radiogram this weekend includes news about a new report on world Internet freedom.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 88, 6-7 November 2014, all in MFSK32 except where indicated:

 1:38  Program preview
 2:41  Audio processor and DX meetings*
 6:51  Internet freedom report*
14:45  Mineral, mostly inaccessible, is named*
18:57  Exhibition of Navajo jewelry*
26:43  Closing announcements*
28:29  Bonus mode: QPSK31

*with image

Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5910 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.

The Mighty KBC will not transmit the usual minute of MFSK64 this weekend. The MFSK64 will return next weekend.

Thank you for your reception reports from last weekend, especially from those of you writing in for the first time. I will prepare either a QSL or an image gallery and try to answer all of the reports before the end of this weekend.

Please tune in and write in.

Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
voaradiogram.net



Live Concerts in December from Palau relay



Palau
Special transmissions to North Korea via T8WH Angel #5 Furusato no Kaze,

Concert Live - December 8

0900-1000 15740 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese (ex 15150)
1000-1200 9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese (ex 9930)

Symposium the Radio Broadcasting to North Korea - December 13
0430-0800 15740 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese,(ex 15150)
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 2)
(WWDXC/Top Nx 1187 05 Dec)

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Blog Logs


A sampling from recent shortwave monitoring. Thank you to those that contributed their logging's and to the radio newsletters and email groups who graciously permit Shortwave Central to share what their members are monitoring. Your contributions and comments are always welcomed. Tell our readers what your hearing in the world of shortwave by sending your logs to:  w4gvh @ frontier com

All times UTC/ frequency in kHz (kilohertz) // parallel frequency
* Sign-on  / Sign-off *
English unless otherwise indicated

Logs edited for clarity as needed


AWR Europe QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
Austria
17605 AWR Europe via Moosbrunn, 1440. Good signal with local Horn of Africa string and percussion music and vocals 1440-1445. Male announcer in presumed Afar service at 1445. Musical interlude to possible station interval signal (?). Lady announcer's chat 1446-1447. Lenghty religious text 1447-53. Interval signal again with string/percussion music vocals 1454-1458. Instrumental music interval signal (?) 1458-59.Abruptly off the air at 1459. (David Ross, Ontario, Canada/MARE 810) Website: www.awr.org

Australia
4835, NT VL8A Alice Springs. Signal showing up at 2010. Announcer briefly at 2018 at recheck. Sounded like English at 2022. Lady announcer at 2024, followed by promos as usual at just before 2030, then unmistakable ABC news fanfare, and news script. If not for the CODAR, it would have been much much easier. (Dave Valko, PA/Cumbre DX) Website: www.abc.net.au/radio/

Bolivia
5952.43, Radio Pio Doce. Morning music at 1013 from DJ host with mentions of Potosi. Remote reporter's soundbites. Ad break at 1015 beginning with quick station ID. Phone ringing and whistle SFX during ads. Mentions of Potosi. Back to news at 1019 and almost immediately into sound bits. Best heard in quite a while. Fairly good signal at start but fading by 1020. Interference noted from China's CRI on 5995  (Valko)

Brazil
4965, Radio Alvorada. Just missed getting an ID recorded at 0903 tune-in. A lot of talk (Portuguese) by male DJ with an occasional song. Rooster crowing SFX. Many "Bom Dias." Long ad/promo block at 0929-0935 with full ID and frequencies from male announcer at 0934:50 at the end. Rooster SFX again with studio DJ, then into a song. Not bad, and modulation seemed a little higher today. Website: www.radioalvorada.am.br/  Two additional Brazilian's - 5939.76 Voz Missionaria with nice brief station ID at 2349:20. Very disturbed conditions making it weaker than usual and sounding watery and choppy. Radio Verdes Florestas on 4865.015 in Portuguese with soft vocal music tune at 1035 tune-in. Full station ID at 1036 with frequencies from announcer over music, then into what sounded like a morning religious program. Just good enough to copy (Valko)

Bulgaria
9465, Global 24 Radio via Kostinbrod transmitter. The Rock Pile Oldies show including songs like Roxanne, Magic Carpet Ride and Buffalo Springfield’s For What It's Worth song (lyrics-"everybody look what's going down"...) English announcements. SINPO 3+44+3+3+  0150-0230 (Zichi MI/MARE)


China
9520 Nei Menggu PBS, Hohhot. Have been trying for this one for several mornings, and after hearing Myanmar, checked this frequency..and whoa..a really nice signal coming in with long talks and language lesson of some sort, with musical breaks. Despite the very strong presence of China's CRI on 9525, best in LSB with 2.4 filter helped to bring a nice recording. I checked their parallel but a unstable signal and could not confirm if in parallel. Again nice s2-s4 and faded out by 1551. Very unusual propagation conditions to say the least. (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada) Website: www.nmrb.cn

Clandestine
15557, Voice of Tibet (via Tajikistan) Sign-on at 1230 with usual routine after 15548 finished. Frequency 15548 was interfered by China's  CNR1 jammer on 15550. This frequency had a little interference from 15555 VOA until the signal went off shortly after 15557 started, then it was clear and very nice. One of the strongest if not the strongest I've ever heard V.O. Tibet. http://youtu.be/37_JTUDyPR8 (Valko) Website: www.vot.org/

17605, Radio Inyabutatu via Issoudun, France relay. Vernaculars broadcast to West Africa 1628-1759.* Program of commentaries and interviews with guest speakers, closing announcements and closing trumpet ballad with singers to sign-off. Very nice signal at s7 to s9. Some utility interference on lower side of 17605, best in USB Mode. (Kusalik)

Congo (Dem Republic)
5066.34, Radio Tele-Candip, 1743, about the strongest I have ever heard them with lengthy talk by French man and local references. In the clear.  6115 Congo Republic, Radio Congo, Brazzaville, 1745, fair with lengthy talk by French man, hi life, low audio. (David Sharp NSW Australia/playdx)

Egypt
15800, Radio Cairo to Africa. Arabic service muddled audio with presumed news from tune-in at 1445. Arabic vocal music - abruptly off at 1454. Did not sign-on at 1500 in Arabic as scheduled. No sign of Persian service on 15790. Presumed Uzbek service with Qu'ran  on 13770 to the Middle East at 1505 check. Announcer's text from 1507, followed by Arabic instrumental music. Additional talk and text SIO 323 (Gayle Van Horn W4GVH/NC)

France
15275 Deutsche Welle relay via Issoudun. French service to West Africa. Monitored *1700-1732. Sign-on in mid-programming with information and website, followed with newscast, with focus on African News (Nigeria, Mali, Central Africa Republic and Rwanda) Commentary on WTO and
security issues in Nigeria, noted to tune out with a really good signal at this time period.  (Kusalik) Website: www.dw.de

Voice of Greece QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
Greece
9420, Greece, ERT/VO Greece. Spent the day (02 December) monitoring Greece while working on several radio projects. Monitored from 1200 (to 0000) on 9420, 9935 and 15630; with 9935 having constant audio hum throughout the day. Greek programming consisted of Greek music programs, newscast, conversations, interviews and time tips/to station ID routine on each hour. Frequency 9415 was not heard at 1700-1800, as reported earlier in DX newsletters; nor was 9450 heard from 1800-1900. During 1800-1900, there were only intermittent audio problems on 9420. At 1900-2200 15630 was dropped, broadcasting only on 9420 and 9935. At 2130, both frequencies went off the air. Only signal heard from 2200-0000 was the constant audio hum on 9935-but no discernable  programming observed on this or other frequencies. No programming was heard on earlier reported 11645 or 15650 kHz. Recheck 03 Dec. 1700-1900 only broadcasting on 9420 - no sign of 9935 (Gayle Van Horn W4GVH/NC)

India
9870, All India Radio/Vivdh Bharati. Lady announcer's Hindi programming presentation from 1530 tune-in. Announcements to Indian vocals on sitar and tambla.  Male joined program at 1552 (SIO 434) Tentative logging of AIR/Thiruvananthapuram, 1608-1615 on 5010 from NLD SDR.  Languages listed as Bengali/English/Hindi and Indian vernaculars. Announcer's conversations in presumed Hindi (SIO 222). Far too weak even for an SDR. Presumed AIR/National Channel on 9425, 1515-1530. AIR's External Service in English 1900 on 13695 (to Africa) with sign-on ID and national and Asian nations newscast to segment on past disasters in India. Information on national conference. Indigenous Indian vocals. Parallels 9445 or 17670 not heard. Brother Stair dominates 11580 (Van Horn) Website: http://allindiaradio.gov.in/

4880, AIR Lucknow. Carrier with tone from at least 1208-1213, then AIR internval signal to 1215 when lady came on with apparent opening announcement. Nice to hear Indians on 60 meters again. 5040, AIR Jeypore Quite audible at 1213 with subcontient music and announcer's item. One of many Indians heard this morning (Valko)

V.O.I.R.I. QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
Iran
6135, V.O.I.R.I. Announcer's talk at 1843 tune-in with fanfare and a few musical bridges mixed with announcer's items and talk. Long remote report soundbite by male in French. Then realized this was Iran, not Yemen. As long as Iran is here at this time, Yemen will be impossible. Too much pulsing utility interference from just below signal (Valko)  Website: www.irib.ir  Arabic service heard on 13570 to Asia // 9870 (SIO 232) at 1535. Lady announcer's script segment.  Albanian service 1820-1900 on two frequencies targeted to Europe - 5925 and 9420. The later heard at 1945 with heavy interference. French service heard on 9850 at 1845 (Van Horn).

Liberia
4760, ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa). Close of pleasant religious choral music at 2100. Lady announcer followed with English inspirational religious talk, to mentions of "ELWA." Programming still on at 2106. Signal noted as strong quiet and clear (Valko) 3/Dec/2014 Website: www.elwaministries.org

Myanmar
5985.30, Myanmar Radio 1500-1533. One of the best mornings (29 Nov) to actual hear this station. Noted Burmese newscast at 1500, followed with program of indigenous Burmese music, interspersed by announcements from lady announcer. Noted to 1530 with clear ID in english as  "this is Myanmar radio..now the news".... and by 1533 the station faded out. Heard best on my Inverted V cut for 31/19 meter band (3/4 wavelength) but strong signal with local power line noise on the 40-meter long wire. (Kusalik)

Radio Oman (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
Sultanate of Oman
15140, Radio Sultanate of Oman 1835. Very weak signal almost covering two male's Arabic conversation. SIO 232.  Recheck 1910, signal hasn't improved...but intermittent Arabic vocals between talk segments. Station is scheduled to broadcast this frequency to 0000 (Van Horn). Website: http://part.gov.om/part/

Philippines
15190, Radio Pilipinas/PBS. Usual canned full ID by announcer in English about 1820 tune-in (unfortunately I wasn't recording). After checking other things, came back and noted discussion by two lady's in Filipino. Ended the feature at 1839 w ith lady shouting "bye", followed by "Radio Pilipinas" station Identification, including another ID at 1839:55 with laser SFX. Additional ID in song introduction. Nice long canned ID again. Asian pop music ballad abruptly stopped for full English ID and jingle to signal off. (Valko) Website: www.pbs.gov.ph/

Romania
7340 Radio Romania International, Bucuresti, 0406-0455. English program that included The History Show with anecdotal world and Romanian history and “Sports Roundup” with sports scores, including women’s handball. Station's contact info via www.RRI.ro, RRI Facebook and the RRI P.O. Box address in Bucuresti. Listener's letters from the RRI Letterbox program, including one from a listener in England who had listened to and thoroughly enjoyed the RRI English Service for several decades, followed by an instrumental and vocal music program (Root, MI/MARE)

BSKSA QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
Saudi Arabia
13710, Saudi Arabia, BSKSA/R Riyadh/Holy Qur'an. Announcer's Qur'an in progress at 1525 tune-in. Arabic service targeted to Asia // 17615 to Africa. Good signal (SIO 434) for both frequencies. Two announcer's conversation from 1528, returned to recitations shortly. Saudi International Radio's French service 1500-1600 on 17660. Turkmen service on 9885, 1500-1600. Recheck at 1825-BSKSA/General Service on 9555 // 9870 (audio hum present). Male announcer's Arabic world news script. Intro to featured program segment with fanfare music. Scheduled as Holy Qur'an programming 1800-1900, though hearing two male's lenghty Arabic conversation from 1830 tune-in on 11820 (to Europe) // 11915 (to Africa and // 11930 (to Africa). Saudi International Radio's Turkish service on 9675 (to Middle East) audible at 1835 check (Van Horn).

São Tomé
9800, Deutsche Welle relay. Hausa service to West Africa via Pinheira. 0630–06:59.* Noted this station with interval signal for Deutsche Welle, opening announcements, station ID, newscast and program “Afrika hankali.” Program's focus was on culture, media and media reports with interviews. Noted to 06:59 with closing ballad after announcements. Website: www.dw.de  (Kusalik)

Taiwan
9660, Radio Taiwan International via Kouhu. Monitored 1447-1522, with program in standard Chinese with commentaries, advertisements. Time notes as 3+1, followed with news highlights. Interference from China's CRI in English on 9665 - best in LSB (Kusalik) Website: www.rti.org.tw

Tanzania/Zanzibar
11735, ZBC Radio. Dead air at 1822, 1841 and 1858 rechecks. So they must have been having problems. Finally found with Arabic pop music at 1950. Very good signal. (Valko) Audible from 1745 on 11735. Announcer's Swahili text to 1800. Lady's reference to station and clear identification, followed by her reading a brief news script to 1806. Have previously heard a male host read English news at this time (1800-1808). Afro pop vocals program. African hilife music interspersed between local news items and recorded sound bites, speeches and interviews. SIO 434 with no fading Scheduled to be on to 2100 (Van Horn).


Uganda
4975.96, UBC Radio. Station ID 2020:05 "UBC Radio" over music. "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, into another pop song Additional C&W tune. Nice signal with very quiet conditions. Male DJ at 2041 between songs with time check, ID, mentions of upcoming news. Newscast, then back to C&W music at 2046. ID as - "this is UBC Radio" canned ID by announcer between songs at 2050:45. Live studio announcer at 2054:30 with ID, gave his name, program name, ect into "UBC News Hour" at 2100. Off at 2104. Modulation rather low. Incredible S9+10 by 2050, the strongest signal on the band. Despite the C&W music, it was very enjoyable listening. http://youtu.be/yyI79Syh-0w Monitored 4976 Uganda, UBC Radio, 1732. Strong carrier compromised by whispery audio with occasional talk by a man cutting through. (Sharp)

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