Pirate contributor, Delta Charlie verified All Aboard Radio on 6925 kHz, from operator Casey Jones at email@example.com . Delta still marvels over the Catch the Train eQSL.
Clandestine, Cotton Tree News remains active on 15220 kHz, 0730-0800 UTC. Verifications are via Fondation Hirondelle, a private, nonprofit Swiss-based foundation, broadcasting to world crises areas. Email reports to Grame Loten Gloten@hirondelle.org Fondation Hirondelle, Fourah Bay College, Mont Aureol, P.O. Box 766, Freetown, Sierra Leone (or) Fondation Hirondelle, 3 Rue Traversiére CJ 1018-Lausanne, Switzerland http://www.hirondelle.org/
(Gayle Van Horn,QSL Report/Jan 2010 Monitoring Times)
Monitoring China's New Year's festivities
February 14 with be the Chinese New Year. This will be the Year of the Tiger. It is an opportunity to hear and identify numerous Chinese stations which will be carrying a
relay of the CNR-1 (China National Radio) programming of the New Year's festivities. Last year I was able to catch PBS Hulun Buir, China Huayi BC and Voice of Strait, all in parallel with CNR-1 programming, from about 1320 to 1440 UT.
China is not the only country to celebrate the New Year on that day. Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Mongolia are some of the other countries that also observe the Lunar New Year. Is worth checking on stations from these countries to see if they also have any special programming.
The first of May will mark the start of Expo 2010 in Shanghai. It is anticipated that the number of people attending this event will be the highest number ever in the history of the World's Fair. When I was last in Shanghai (2008); there were already massive building projects under way related to the Expo 2010 (new buildings, new underground subway lines, etc.).
Wish you good listening!
(Ron Howard, Asilomar Beach, CA/Cumbre DX)