Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blog Logs

All times UTC // parallel frequency *sign-on / sign-off*

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
All India Radio via Port Blair, 4760, 1512. (presumed not be Leh). One of their stronger receptions, ended local programming and started audio feed from Delhi. Format: 1512-1515, ads in Hindi for bank loans, etc., 1515-1530 news in Hindi, 1530-1545, news in English. At 1545 returned to local programming.

1512-1545 segment noted // with 4775, 4835.0, 4840, 4895, 4940 (stronger than VOS), 4970, 5010, 5040 (fair-good), 9425 and 9470. 1634 with subcontinent music; // 5010 and 9425. (Ron Howarde, CA/Cumbre DX).

Radio Austria, 17620, 1600. German broadcast with special on the 50tju Anniversary of Austria's Military Radio. SIO 554. (Bob Fraser, ME)

Radio Santa Cruz, 6134.814, 1045-1100. Noted a very weak signal here in Spanish with comments. Signal never improved during the listening period.(Chuck Bolland, FL).

Radio Bulgaria, 7400, 2218. Plodiv in English to Events and Developments segment. SIO 554. Noted on // 6200 with 454 SIO. (Bob Fraser, ME).

CFVP, 6030, 1444-1459. Part of Classic Country AM 1060 promo, followed by local time check as "7:45." C&W music mixing with co-channel interference. (John Wilkins, CO)

CKZU, 6160, 1500-1511. CBC newscast to 1510, followed by local traffic update and weather that included an avalanche warning for the coastal mountains. Generally fair signal quality. (John Wilkins, CO).

KBS Worldwide relay via Sackville, 9650, 1250. Worldwide Friendship segment covering letters and reception reports. SIO 454. (Bob Fraser, ME)

Radio Canada Int'l, 9610, 1608. Report on a Canadian woman novelist receiving a $ 50,000 prize. SIO 454. (Bob Fraser, ME)

Shiokaze, 5910, *1406-1430.* Usual Friday program in English, closing station ID as "JSR, this is Shiokaze Sea Breeze, the shortwave radio program from Tokyo, Japan." Good signal quality. (John Wilkins, CO)

Radio Furusato no Kaze, via Taiwan, 9780.0v, *1558-1630.* First time I heard them here was back in 2007. Carrier on with easy-listening guitar music till one pip at 1600, in Japanese, some easy-listening songs in Japanese. Sign off announcement with email address
and website, for the dot they say “dot dot,” info @ rachi.go.jp and http://www.rachi.go.jp/ . Signal fair. Dec 9 heard them on 9779.83. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

Radio Cairo, 6270, 2205. Travelog with local Egyptian music bridges. SIO 352. (Bob Fraser, ME).

Radio France Int'l, 15605, 1640. Network Europe program including book reviews and art news. SIO 332. (Bob Fraser, ME).

American Forces Netowrk, 5765 USB, 1447 + 1533. Back to normal AFN format (non-music) fair-good, never sure just what format they will be carrying from day to day, // AFN Diego Garcia on 4319 USB which was almost fair.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX).

VOIRI, 7320, 2003. Commentary on the world news to station IDs. SIO 353. (Bob Fraser, ME).

Radio Kashmir, 4950, *0122-0213.* Open carrier wiht tone noted at 0118 tune in. Their sign on/off times vary as much as four to five minutes, even the format varies some. Because of the later sign on time today they did not play the national song (“Vande Mataram”) after the AIR interval signal, mostly played pop subcontinent songs. Two segments with series of what sounded like ads, went off the air suddenly. Audio seemed rather distorted, best in USB due to Angola carrier. Slowly fading down after 0200. Only possible for me in the wintertime.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

Asyik FM via Kajang, 6049.62, 1410-1425. Koran program in progress, presumed Suara Islam, seemed to end at 1418, replaced by lady announcer's chat and local music. Signal fair at best and deteriorating. (John Wilkins, CO)

Voice of Nigeria, 7255, 1955-2020. Tune-in to English news programming. Closing English ID announcements and contact information at 1959. Into French at 2000 with talk and local
music. Fair to good. (Brian Alexander-PA)

Radio Sultanate of Oman, 15140, 1430-1445. Time pips at 1430 and opening them music. English news at 1431-1440. Weak. Very poor. Not able to make out many program details.
(Brian Alexander-PA)

La Voz de la Selva, 4824.478, 1055-1105. Music in progress at tune-in to male's Spanish comments during the music. Visually(SDR) the signal is good, but the audio is very weak. Overall the signal is poor.(Chuck Bolland, FL),

Radio Victoria, 6019.323, 1035-1045. Noted usual morning format of preaching in Spanish language by David Miranda. He's so easy to identify from his style. Signal was poor. (Chuck Bolland,FL)