Monday, August 04, 2008

Blog Logs

Today's shortwave BLOG LOGS, represent a portion of logs recently cut from my SWBC Logs column in Monitoring Times, due to space constraints. Contributions are always welcome for the magazine or blog, and may be directed to my above email address. Thanks very much to the contributors for your kind words and support. Have you sent your logs in yet?
Gayle VH

All times UTC, frequencies in kHz, English unless otherwise indicated // parallel frequencies.
* sign-on - sign-off *

LV del Guaviare 6035, 0250-0300* Local Colombian music to Spanish announcements. Station sign-off with national anthem at 0258. Poor signal with several other stations on this frequency and adjacent channel splatter. (B Alexander, PA)

Hulun Buir PBS 3900, 1127-1205. Announcer duo's talk in Chinese to signal pips at 1200, then possible station ID and continued chat. Signal fair-poor at tune-in and deteriorating by 1200. (J Wilkins, CO).

Voice of Croatia 9925, 2220. Program report on St. Mark's Fair. SIO 454. (B Fraser, ME)

Voice of Croatia 3984.84, 0200-0207. Newscast to station ID. Local folk music at 0207 during very weak signal. Audible on // 9925 via Germany - very weak, not on 7285. (B Alexander, PA)

Radio Nacional de Venezuela relay 6060, 1100. Spanish station ID, welcome to listeners by announcer into national news reports covering scholarships and the new minimum wage laws, the first in Latin America. SIO 554. (B Fraser, ME)

Voice of Tigrey Revolution 5980, *0355-0410. Sign-on with interval signal to Amharic talk at 0400 along with Horn of Africa style music. Poor signal quality and weak with adjacent channel splatter. Threshold copy on // 6170. (B Alexander, PA)

Radio Fana 7209.91, *0258-0340. Interval signal to opening ID announcement at 0301 and into regional style music and Amharic talk. Signal weak and covered by BBC on 7210 at *0300-0329.* Radio Fana audible after BBC sign-off at 0329. Better signal on // 6110. (B Alexander, PA).

HRMI (tentative) 3340, 0320. Spanish musical ballads and announcers' chat. Didn't stick with the station through 0330 due to weak signal and band noise. (S Barbour, NH)

All India Radio-Chennai 7270, 1259. AIR interval signal to 1300, followed by time pip signal mixing with other pips. Signal poor quality. (J Wilkins, CO).

Galei Zahal 6973, 0053-0100. Israeli folk music to Hebrew announcement cut short with "GZ" identification, followed by newscast at 0100. SIO 353. (H Frodge MI)

Radio Kuwait 11990, 1800. Program series, Islam, Religion of Truth and Justice, followed by western rock music. SIO 554. (B Fraser, ME)

RTV Malagasy (tentative) 5010, 0234-0250. Vernacular service with chat to up-beat native music. Presentation of live speech at 0250 amid poor signal copy and choppy in USB. (S Barbour, NH).

Limbang FM via Kuching 7270, 1300-1320. Kuala Lumpar news relay to 1310, followed by Limbang FM relay. Music vocals and talk in vernacular language with mentions of Limbang. Fairly good signal this day. (J Wilkins, CO)

China Radio International relay 13630, 2043-2054.+ Announcer's with business news to program spot and station 2054. SIO 343. (H Frodge, MI).

New Zealand
Radio New Zealand International 11725, 2028-2035. New Zealand news features. SIO 243 on peak. (H Frodge, MI).

Voice of Nigeria 7255, 2139-2201. Announcer's heavy accented French with Afro pop tunes to 2156 announcement of broadcast in French. Fanfare tune, station ID and presumed Arabic service at 2159. SIO 443. (H Frodge, MI)

Radio Romania International 7185, 2201-2209.+ English news to station identification at 2208. Commentary on Romanian-Turkmenistan pact. SIO 433. (H Frodge, MI).

FEBA Radio relay via Kigali, Rwanda 9555, 1958-2012. Arabic service of music to 2000. Program announcer at 2003 with ID in passing, followed by music and announcers' text. (S Barbour, NH)

Radi Ukraine International 7440, 0042-0047. Announcer's text to program about Ukrainian literature and theater. S20 signal. (H Frodge, MI)

WBCQ Monticello, Maine 5109.9, 0340, Religious text from Brother Stair. SIO 554. (H Frodge, MI)

WHRI 9495, 1937-1959. Tune-in to program DXing With Cumbre. Good signal on this new freq for Cumbre. (B Alexander, PA).

WWCR Nashville, Tennessee 7465, 2110-2138. DX program Frecuencia al Dia (mentioned several times). Feature on Radi Uno in Chile (not listed in WRTH 2007). Program feature on loop antennas and reception reports with ID tapes. No station ID noted at 2130 but did mention "Nashville." (H Frodge, MI)

CVC via Tashkent 13630, 1043-1059.* Listed as Hindi service. Announcers' with banter and up-beat music tunes and tentative station ID in passing at 1049. Presumed sign-off routine over jazz piano at 1057, followed by filler music. Fair signal quality. (S Barbour, NH)

Vatican State
Vatican Radio (tentative) 7335, 0406. Presumed this station in Latin for SIO 433, best to monitor in LSB due to CHU Qrm. (h Frodge, MI)

CVC International 13590, 2054-2058. Religious pop music to station abruptly off the air without benefit of an identification. SIO 354. (H Frodge, MI)

CVC International 4965, 0324-0333. Last part of Insight for Living program. CVC identification into continued religious text at 0330. Fair signal copy but rough due to my local noise. (J Wilkins, CO)

Brian Alexander, Pennsylvania
Scott Barbour, New Hampshire
Bob Fraser, Maine
Harold Frodge, Michigan
John Wilkins, Colorado