Thursday, July 29, 2010

QSL Blog Central

The following QSLs are those recently excluded from my QSL Report column in Monitoring Times magazine, for space constraints. Your QSL info and contributions are always welcome for the magazine or Shortwave Central blog.

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Radio Tirana 7425 kHz. Partial data card with date and frequency notation only, unsigned, except for English section. Very thin paper stock, picturing an abstract pen drawing of a young woman in traditional garb, with station logo and words "Albania" and "Radio Tirana." In airmail envelope with complimentary postcard of the ancient Butrint Amphitheatre with a handwritten signed note as, "thank you for writing to us, best wishes from Radio Tirana." Received in 51 days. This was a very tough station to hear and understand, very weak signal in western North America. (Bruce Jensen, CA).

Farusato No Kaze, 9965 kHz. Verification letter signed by Yasuhiro Togo. Received in 157 days for reception report and one IRC. Station address: Policy Coordination Division, Headquarters for the Abduction Issue, Cabinet Secretariat, 1-6-1 Nagata-cho-Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968 Japan.(Roberto Pavanello, Italy via Dario Monferini/playdx2003)

Bible Voice 9730 kHz broadcasting Amharic to east Africa via Issoundon, France site. Full data multicolored QSL card Reaching Nations, with site notation. Verification for a report sent to the Toronto address with return postage. Reply in 47 days. (Edward Kusalik, Canada).

Seedtime Ministries 11900 kHz via Wertachtal relay. Full data pdf. email with transmitter site notation, from Michael Puetz. This for my report from Pan American forward to Media Broadcast for verification. Reply received in 14 days. (Edward Kusalik, Canada)

Seedtime Ministries 13830 kHz via Ulich (?). I think they mean Julich, but which is no longer available in Germany. Full data with site notation on QSL card with mention that this BCB directed to the Middle East. This report was forwarded by Pan American BCB to Seedtime Ministries. Their address for reports is: North 4th Street, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83815 USA. Email for (Edward Kusalik, Canada)

South Africa
Voice of America via Meyerton relay, 11905 kHz. Full data verification letter with site and specifics statement. Reply in 68 days, signed by Sikander Hoosen, HF Coverage Planning, Operations & Maintenance.(Edward Kusalik, Canada)

Radio Taiwan International 9800 kHz. BCB to LAtin America via Okeechobee, Florida transmitter site. Full data with site notation and language via Edison Cylinder Phonograph QSL card with postcard of the relief effort from typhoon Morakot, plus a report form and schedule. Reply in 48 days. I asked for clarification if this was via Montsinery site (French Guiana), but they indicated the Florida website. (Edward Kusalik, Canada)

WJHR Milton, Florida, 15550 kHz USB. Paper QSL showing call sign, frequency and hours of broadcast times, with slogan 'broadcasting fundamental Bible doctrine.' Also sent a photo of the studio transmitter, a letter outlining information and the future plans on the antenna construction. Reply was received in 21 days for postal follow-up (no reply from my email report) for a December 2009 and a SASE. (Edward Kusalik, Canada)

WYFR/Family Radio Worldwide 7360 kHz targeted to South America via Okeechobee. Full data card with site notation of 50 Years of Family Radio, with schedule for a postal report to the Oakland address. On this one I also asked for confirmation that this was via Montsinery site, but they indicated the Okeechobee site instead dispute my indications as the latter. On this one, there could have been confusion during the B09 schedule to the A10 schedule period. Reply was in 40 days. (Edward Kusalik, Canada).

Vatican State
Radio Canada International via Santa Maria di Galeria relay. Full data card with site notation. Card was the Maple Leaf Mailbag multicolored QSL card with schedule. Reply received in 19 days, signed by Bill Westenhaver. (Edward Kusalik, Canada).

New web broadcast for North Korean defectors to begin in August

29th July 2010
The first Internet radio broadcasting tailored specifically to help North Korean defectors live more comfortably in the South will begin next month, a defectors' advocacy group said Wednesday.

The Seoul-based Hana Culture, which represents the interests of the defectors, said the Internet radio service, tentatively titled "Tongil(unification) Hanmadang," will begin airing on Aug. 15.

Lee Geum-ryong, an official at Hana Culture, said the broadcasting will be "free of political intonation."

"We simply want to help defectors settle down here," Lee said. "We want to help them overcome loneliness and homesickness that they may feel while trying to get adjusted to the new surroundings."

Free North Korea Radio, a Seoul-based station run by a North Korean defector, recently took over Hana Culture and will be managing the Internet broadcasting.

The broadcast will be aired twice a day, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and can be heard live on Hana Culture's Web site at or accessed in the site's archives.

One of the service's main features will be advertising employment opportunities here, a major concern for defectors trying to settle in the South.

A government report in 2009 showed that only about four out of 10 defectors were employed. Another survey last year said North Korean defectors were about three times more likely to be unemployed than South Koreans.

This March, the labor ministry pledged to increase financial aid for defectors who find a job and stay employed for at least 30 days after completing the state-run job training program.

The broadcasts will also teach defectors about the differences in language and cultures between the two countries, and provide the latest news from north of the border, the group added.

Nearly 20,000 North Koreans have arrived in the South since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended, according to the Unification Ministry.
(Source: GNA/ via Yimber Gaviria, Colombia/playdx2003)

Radio St. Helena QSL cards being shipped

Radio St. Helena Day 2009 QSL cards

According to Mr Kipp of Germany, who is the project Manager of Radio St. Helena Day revival project, the first batch of Radio St. Helena Day 2009 QSL was shipped on 15 July aboard the Royal Mail Ship RMS St. Helena. The ship would reach Ascension island about two days, then the cards would fly from there to England, then to worldwide. But the first batch is only 36 cards and remaining about three hundreds reports are still in process at St. Helena. The QSL cards and envelopes of Radio St. Helena Day 2009 were sponsored by JSWC.
(Japan SW Club via Dario Monferini, Italy/playdx2003)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

pirate radio on shortwave

a nice mix of what the pirate chasers are hearing lately. Thanks to Free Radio Weekly.

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

Barnyard Radio
6930USB, 0410. SINPO 33343. Good music to animal sound effects. Sent reception report to request QSL. (Patalon, MD/FRW 752).2010, 0130. Rock music. ID at 0132. Signal S5. (Will, MD/FRW 752)

Capt. Morgan Radio
6924.1, 0115. Nice blues music. Reasonable signal with good sound and punchy audio amidst lots of static on the band. Captain Morgan IDs at 0124 and 0132. Started to fade at 0147, but still managing to come through the noise floor. Signal picked up again after ID at 0153. Noticeably lower than the nominal 6925 for the Captain this evening. (Will, MD/FRW 752)

Hard Tack Radio
6925USB, 0046-0115.* . Good signal, show celebrated the Blue and Gray through music of the Civil War. Many nice songs including the Star Spangled Banner played on a harmonica. I enjoyed the music. (Greg Majewski, CT/FRW 752)

Northwoods Radio
6925USB, 0129-0150, SINPO 45444. Played a song by Rainbow, Ohio by CSNY, and Ohio parody by the Marishashi, including Bozo and Scarfman references. Wolf call, ID, CW and off at 0150. (Ross Comeau-Andover, MA/FRW 753)

Outhouse Radio
6925, 545, SIO 444. Some fading, probably double-sideband/surpressed carrier. Motorhead doing "Jumping Jack Flash", ID just about 0545, anguished country music (Al Fansome, PA/FRW 752)

Radio Boston
6950, 1230, SINPO 25433. Charlie Loudenboomer talking about Melanie, and the song Lay Down. Mailbag segment with a letter from Harry Smith, Bill, Woody, John, Bill, weak but good signal in low static made for good listening. Show #2 2010. (Ragnar/FRW 753)

6950.6, *0156-0251. Charlie Loudenboomer hosting second show of 2010, reading listener e-mails, offering Scenes of Stoneham QSLs, and playing rock music. Good signal. (D’Angelo-PA/FRW 754)

Radio First Termer
6930USB, 0000. Signal fair-poor S7 max S5 noise floor. Eerie story of extraterrestials in Middle East as told by US soldier stationed there, strange phone call about renaming a US city "New Saigon." Blond making frantic on-star call saying she locked herself inside (yes inside) her car and the keys outside, then went into Vietnam topics, etc, gave website of (not an email address) to look at, still on at 0113. (Hassig-IL/FRW 752)

Radio GaGa
6925USB, 1252, SINPO 35433. GaGa signed on directly after Ronin sign off. Power to the people.(Ragnar/FRW 752)

Radio Ronin Shortwave
6950, 0300-0335. Blues or blues-rock just audible, with RRS ID and e-mail contact info at 0335z, mention of logging to FRN. Listening on barefoot Magnavox D2935 portable indoors. Dunno why but this rig seems to work better than anything else I have with AM pirates. Fair peaks occasionally, rapid fluttering fades. (Lex, Gopher Stomp, TX/FRW 753)

The Crystal Ship
6862, 0256, SIO 534. Lots of deep fading, "It's My Life", "Kids in America", "No More Nerds." Very good signal tonight best I've heard TCS in a long time (Al Fansome, PA/FRW 752)

WEAK Radio
6930USB, 0404-0418.+ Non-top 40 rock tunes, ads for Hotdog soup from Kwik Pik. Blowfish Ballads album from Whale Songs, B'casters Anonymous, Epicenter weight loss, Gargantua Mall.ID at 0416+. SIO=3+34 with occasional machine gun burst interference. (Harold Frodge,MI/FRW 752)

6925USB, 0256, SIO 322. Lots of interference, "this is a transmission test, this is a transmission test, please leave your feedback at ???? Radio". Local QRM and QRN, plus what sounds like some hum in the signal, making it hard to identify what he's saying, British male voice, Tom Petty "Last DJ" at 03:12, "Day After Day", "Baby Blue." Hey thanks for this one! One of my favorite songs. Station ID at 03:31, female voice saying something about taking request from an IRC channel, but impossible to make out the channel name (Al Fansome, PA/FRW 752)

Wolverine Radio
6950USB, 1045, SIO 545. SIgnal fading and some static crashes, "Heat Wave", "Love to See the Rain in the Summertime", "Summertime Blues", "Suddenly Last Summer."(Al Fansome, PA/FRW 752)

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

4949.85, (presumed) Radio Nacional de Angola Mulenvos, 0148-0207. Portuguese. Ballads with brief announcer. Time pips at 0200 with male/female announcers with news and musical bridges. No discernible ID noted. Signal poor - first time in a while I've logged any usuable audio from this one. (Scott Barbour-NH)

4910 ABC Northern Territory Service (Tennant Creek), 0824-0830.* English. Pop music with talk by man and woman. Closing announcements by woman at 0830. Poor signal on hot, humid night here, with high noise level. Other NT stations not heard. (Jim Evans, TN)

2368.5, Radio Symban (presumed). 1323-1344, July 25. Mostly Greek music and songs, sounded like a cross between Greek and Middle Eastern sounding repetitive music. Heard announcer in probably Greek. Dave Valko (Dunlo, PA)was also hearing the same type of music here about three hours earlier (exceptionally good reception for the East Coast!)Reception with summertime QRN, but not too bad. Ian Baxter reminds me that after their most current transmitter move, they are now in Leppington, a suburb located in SW Sydney. Audio of 45 seconds of their music posted at: (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4699.96, Radio San Miguel, 0900-0920. Male's Spanish comments between musical selections. Unfortunately, there's so much natural noise this morning that it over powers the signal leaving it at a poor level. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

9665.12, Radio Voz Missionária, 0003-0015, Portuguese preacher. Weak. Poor with adjacent channel splatter, // 5939.92 - weak in noisy conditions. Very weak on // 11749.87.(Brian Alexander, PA)

Via Ukraine relay, 11530, Denge Mezopotamya, *0400-0425. Sign on with anthem. Local music and opening announcements at 0403:30. Talk in listed Kurdish. Local pop music at 0409. Local chants. Poor to fair. Mixing with a weak WYFR. (Brian Alexander, PA)

Dominican Republic
6025.03, Radio Amanecer Internacional, 0225-0303.* Christian music. Spanish talk. Weak. Poor quality with adjacent channel splatter.(Brian Alexander, PA)

11840 KTWR 0845. English religious program ending with address at 0856. Intro and into next program. End of program at 0910 with woman announcer giving station address. Signal weak but readable.(Dave Valko, PA/HCDX)

7125, Radio Guineé, 2158-2255.* Tribal chants. French talk. Local Afro-pop music. Abrupt sign off. Fair to good. (Brian Alexander, PA

9425, AIR Bengaluru - National Channel, 1435-1500. Wednesday edition of “Vividha” in English Talk given about the great Indian freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. I always enjoy learning more about India via these “Vividha” shows! Fair reception.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

3325 RRI Palangkaraya 1130-1145. Lokal berita or announcements by lafy announcer to a rustic flute interlude at 1136 was followed by a man/woman chit-chatting. Vocal music at 1142. Generally fair signal. (John Wilkins-CO/Cumbre DX)

4604.93 RRI Serui(presumed) 1156-1235. Presumed them on their old freq, reactivated recently (tnx Ron Howard for tip). Checked on 23, 24, and 25 July but not there; they were there today (26th) with vocal music to 1200:15, then brief announcement by male announcer. Six pips to 1200:36, then long Jakarta program; back to local programming at 1230. Fair at best and // 4749.96 Makassar, also fair at best. Serui last logged about 2 years ago.(John Wilkins-CO/Cumbre DX)

4604.90, RRI Serui, 1206-1343.*, Similar format as heard July 22. Jakarta news relay which ended at 1229 with choral national anthem (Indonesia Raya). Pop music request show with all the songs in English, 1259 Song-of-the-Coconut Island interval signal then five minutes of Jakarta news followed by national anthem. Easy-listening music request show. Songs in Bahasa Indonesian and English. Signal suddenly off in midsentence - no sign off announcement or Love Ambon tune.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9525.9 Voice of Indonesia. Very strong clear signal. Went off in mid-song at 1055, but back on a minute later. ID jingle at 1058, 9680.09 RRI strong and in Qu'ran at the same time. (Dave Valko, PA/HCDX)

Korea (DPR)
7200 Voice of Korea (Kujang), 0901-0907. Korean. Martial music. Announcements by woman at 0902, followed by talk by man and woman. Poor signal. Slightly stronger parallel noted on 9345. (Jim Evans, TN)

World Harvest Radio (Medorn), 0851-0859. English. Contemporary religious vocal music. WHR ID by man at 0857, followed by a statement regarding the value of shortwave for gospel radio. T8WH ID and address by man at 0859. Moderate signal strength, the best heard this year, with some fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

6019.25, Radio Victoria, 0930-0945. With the usual male relaying a sermon in Spanish, accompanied with plenty of splatter and fading. This signal was poor as it needed a notching to clearup the interference. Still audible at 1024 UTC with a fair signal.(Chuck Bolland, FL)

Radio Rossii (Magadan), 0840-0845. Russian. Talk by man and woman, possibly a drama. Moderate signal strength with some fading. Extremely weak parallel noted on 5940. (Jim Evans, TN)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Shortwave Blog "Bytes"

All times UTC // parallel frequency

Guyana Google Earth imagery
High resolution, another GE image update.

NCN, soon new site, Guyana Broadcsting Corporation, Georgetown, ex Sparendaam site. New snap of 20 Nov 2009.

Probably 390 x 300 meters area at 06 45 57.75 N 58 13 53.42 W
16.5 kilometers westerly of old site.,10.415039&sspn=18.365724,57.084961&ie=UTF8&ll=6.766386,-58.231316&spn=0.001771,0.003484&t=h&z=19

MW mast 560/ 760 kHz 10 kW at
06 46 00.06 N 58 13 53.98 W

Tropical band anntennas 3290 / 5950 kHz 10 kW
probably close to 06 45 58.96 N 58 13 52.87 W
(wb, SW TXsite July 20)

Maybe another antenna to be expected soon close to street
06°45'56.97"N 58°13'56.40"W
(wb, Germany via Ian Baxter/SW BCB TX yg)

Hungarian Radio off shortwave
It was reported on Jul 02, that the shortwave services of the Hungarian Radio have been closed down. (Padula). I checked 3975 at 0410 and 2120 on Jul 06 and found no broadcast. The Hungarian Radio was heard there at the end of June. (Petersen/DX Window 406)

Malaysia monitoring
5964.91v, Klasik Nasional via RTM, Kuala Lumpur, 1308-1400. Vernacular news, public-service announcements, many advertisements for a “Super Store.” Station ID as, “Radio Malaysia Klasik Nasional.” Another day of exceptional receptions from Malaysia and also Sarawak! Klasik Nasional does very well up till 1400, when covered by a strong CRI sign on (5965.0). (Ron Howard/DX Window 406)

7270, RTM Wai FM, Kuching, Sarawak, 0951. Kayan/Keny announcement, pop music and talks. Good modulation and without noise. I also heard the RTM Traxx FM on 7295, both with weak signals. (Freitas). 7270 also heard at 1213-1350, Jul 09, PBS Nei Menggu continues to be off the air! In vernacular; pop songs, segment of indigenous chanting/singing. News, no Limbang FM relay today, instead from 1317 to 1350 a report from “studio Wai FM” about World Cup football. Series of singing “Wai FM” jingles. Signal mostly fair. All India Radio interval signal via Chennai again heard at 1258 (Ron Howard/DX Window 406)

Peru update
4826.55, Radio Sicuani, Sicuani, 2255-0225.* Religious preacher in Spanish, sometimes shouting. A few pieces of instrumental music and a hymn was heard in between, ID at 0200 heard by Johnsson. SINPO 23222 with CODAR interference and a heterodyne from Zimbabwe 4828. On Jul 05 at 0100-0140 only a very weak carrier was heard, but no audio. Reactivated after been off the air since July 2009. Actually I (Petersen) passed the station with a tourist bus on Nov 16, 2006. The station is located in the middle of the big village Sicuani, 135 km south of Cusco, in the flat highlands at about 3,400 meters altitude with the antenna tower located on a nearby mountain. Most inhabitants are Quechoa Indians. (Johnsson, Nilsson and Petersen). Also heard at 0958-1010, Jul 10, music in Spanish, time ann, messages to listeners, outside talks, advertisements of a medical center “cirurgias, implantes!”, SINPO 34432. (Otávio/DX Window 406)
4988v, Radio Manantial, Huancayo, 0055. Station reactivated here, nominal frequency 4985, religious program in Spanish, ads mentioning Huancayo, ID: "Radio Manantial llevando informaciones de la salvacion a todas la naciones del mundo." Interference from 4985 R adio Brasil Central. (Aragão and Rodriguez). Off since Nov 2009. (Ed). On Jul 12, upon my request yesterday, Pastor Leoncio Paco sent me this interesting website about Radio Manantial: . (Rodriguez)

5323.6, La Voz de Anta (presumed), Anta, Acobamba, 1106-1200. Folkmusic, mentioned program Vaso de Leche (feeding program of the Peruvian government) and referred to the city in Acobamba, so it may be a reactivation or perhaps new station, poor signal. (Rodriguez/DX Window 406) Not reported since Aug 2001. (Ed)

Trans World Radio launches enhanced website
New Features Offer More Opportunities for Engagement

CARY, NC, July 26, 2010–International Christian media ministry TWR announces the launch of a newly revitalized website to increase engagement and awareness of its global outreach. The user-friendly site ( offers an intuitive design and integration of the newest media platforms.

“When people look at a website, it creates an impression, and I like the mpression that the new site gives of TWR being a global ministry,” TWR President Lauren Libby says. “It also gives us the capability to do certain things, to be able to communicate directly via video and audio with not only our donor base but our constituency base, and we’re going to utilize every
apability in there.”

New and enhanced features include the following:

MyTWR allows users to customize their experience with TWR. Once signed up, they can view news and global staff information right on the home page based on preferences they select. Users will be able to keep track of a particular missionary, area or other item of interest.

The Listen Now page features radio programming live online. Users are able to choose one of our partner links and listen to broadcasts from around the world or listen to recorded TWR programming online. They can download, view transcripts and search for specific topics or scripture references. On-demand content is also available through LinguaBlast, TWR’s newest
Web-based single-delivery platform.

The About TWR page showcases an interactive map where users can view TWR partners, program schedules, broadcast outlets and regional projects.

The Global Staff page lists profiles for numerous TWR staff members and features live world evangelism statuses, such as the number of people hearing and believing the gospel.

The Resources page offers both purchasable resources, such as Project Hannah’s new book, “When Hope Wins,” and free resources, such as TWR’s annual ministry progress report.

The Serve page lists different short- and long-term positions with job descriptions and also discusses types of service.

The Get Involved page provides daily prayer requests, opportunities to give to TWR and an option for visitors to share their story of how TWR has made a lasting difference in their lives.

Visit the new website at
(TWR News Release/Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)

Radio Netherlands Program Preview, July 27-30

*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Commonwealth Story ***

A selection of winning stories chosen from the large number of entries for the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

'On Growing' - by Abeer Yusria Hoque, Bangladesh. A precious orange rose.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065

Broadcast times on WRN
10.00 Africa and Asia
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Live! at the Concertgebouw ***

Two great symphonies, Schubert's No. 3 and Mahler's No. 4, are performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer. Soloists are soprano Miah Persson and clarinettist Jacques Meertens. Hosted by Hans Haffmans.

*** Classic Dox ***

'The Lonely Funeral'
Every year up to 20 people die completely alone in Amsterdam - people who for one reason or another have cut off all social contacts. There are no friends or family to prepare their funeral or mourn over the body. For 20 years, Ger Frits has made sure these lonely or unknown citizens get a respectful send-off. A few years ago, Amsterdam poet Frank Starik decided that these people also deserved to be eulogised. He contacted city services and asked if he could take part in these lonely funerals.

Th is RNW programme is part of the international exchange series Global Perspective 2010 with the theme: At the Edge.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

*** Newsline ***

The latest world news and current affairs.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
15.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Newsline ***

The latest world news and current affairs.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
15.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Reloaded ***

Weekly highlights presented by Mindy Ran

*** Classic Dox ***

Leung Kwok Heung, or "Longhair" as he is better known, has been an active Marxist for 40 years. His political activism has led him to be jailed on several occasions and yet in recent years he's found enough support in traditionally conservative Hong Kong to have been elected as Legislator. His headline grabbing antics are both frowned upon and cheered by the public. Far from the norm for a Hong Kong politician, not only does his popularity grow but his campaigns are slowly but surely making a difference.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Earth Beat - South Asia edition ***

Join us as we hear about how some old things are rather golden - underground water tunnels called qanats that are prevalent in the Middle East, a woman in Australia who encourages upcycling clothes, a bio-cng plant in India that reuses bio waste in produce markets and advice on energy conservation.

*** South Asia Wired ***

Afghan analyst Martine van Bijlert talks to Dheera Sujan about her insiders view of the complicated and multi-layered relationship Afghanistan has with the international community.

*** Classic Dox ***

'Here and Now'
New Zealand is renowned for its sweeping natural landscape, safe, clean-green environment, and ready access to adventure sports. But how does the landscape influence the character and mentality of those who inhabit it? At least one in 20 young New Zealanders seek opportunities overseas every year, to gain experiences that don't exist back home. Here and Now explores the journeys of two young men - one who left and one who stayed - whose carefree Kiwi attitudes lead to life-changing experiences.

This RNZ programme is part of the international exchange series Global Perspective 2010 with the theme: At the Edge.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

*** Newsline ***

The latest world news and current affairs.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
15.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Network Europe ***

A collaboration by Europe's leading broadcasters

A pan-European team links up across the continent every day to provide a fresh perspective on events and life in Europe.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.00 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065
19.00 East and central Africa 11970 and 15535, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America
17.00 Europe

*** Bridges with Africa ***

We're giving the microphone to Diaspora groups in Europe and are linking up with stations in Africa. The show goes beyond the clichés of starving children and war-ridden countries and seeks to bring you genuine voices from a vibrant continent.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.00 South Asia 11835, 15745
18.00 East and central Africa 15535, Southern Africa 6020
20.00 East and central Africa 11970, West Africa 11610, Southern and central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN (UTC):
04.30 Africa, Asia and North America
17.00 Europe
22.00 Asia and North America

*** Earth Beat ***

Dirt. We walk on it, grow our food on it and generally can't live without it. But eating it? "I held my nose and drank the water. It had absolutely no taste. But the minute I released my nose, it felt like someone had just taken my face and pushed it into the mud. But it was a wonderful sensation! It was like fresh mud, straight in my mouth! And that's the point of it!" Exploring our relationship with the ground beneath our feet - from craving it, to cleaning it, to learning from it.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
10.30 East and Southeast Asia 11895, South Asia 15110, China 12065

*** Classic Dox ***

'In Search of the hermit within'
The Australian bush can be brutally harsh and unforgiving as well as hauntingly beautiful. It is also an ideal place to seek a solitary life. Being so totally alone in nature can be a unique experience. It can unlock all sorts of secrets of one's true self. It can teach a person to stop time. It can be a place of escape, and of discovery. Stewart Nestel and Peter Davis went in search of people who have chosen to become hermits and of people who encountered them.

This ABC programme is part of the international exchange series Crossing Boundaries and was originally broadcast in July 2005.

Broadcast times on WRN
12.00 North America

*** Newsline ***
The latest world news and current affairs.

Broadcast times on SW (UTC):
14.04 South and Southeast Asia 12080, 15595
15.04 South and Southeast Asia 12080, 15595
18.04 East Africa 12045, Central and East Africa 11655, South Africa 6020
20.04 West Africa 21525, 11655, South and Central Africa 7425

Broadcast times on WRN
14.04 Europe
22.00 Asia
23.00 North America and CBC
(R Netherlands)

Radio Farda A10 summer update


Radio Farda does not broadcast in English

All times UTC / all broadcast targeted to the Middle East

0000-0030 on 7510
0030-0100 on 5860 7280 7510
0100-0130 on 5860 7280 7295 7510
0130-0230 on 5860 5970 7280 7295 7510 9805
0230-0300 on 5860 7280 7295 9805 15690
0300-0400 on 5860 5885 7280 9805 9840 15690
0400-0430 on 5860 5885 7280 11635 13810 13860 15690
0430-0500 on 5860 5885 7280 11635 13810 13860 15255 15690
0500-0530 on 5860 5885 11635 13810 13860 15255 15690
0530-0600 on 5885 7220 11635 13810 13860 15255 15690 21715
0600-0630 on 5885 7220 11635 13810 13860 15690 17810 17845 21715
0630-0800 on 5885 7220 11635 13860 15690 17810 17845 21715
0800-0830 on 5885 7220 13860 15690 17810 17845
0830-0930 on 5885 7220 13860 15690 17695 17810 17845
0930-1000 on 5885 13860 15610 15690 17695 17845
1000-1100 on 5885 7435 13860 15610 15690 17695 17845
1100-1130 on 5885 7435 13860 15610 15690 17695
1130-1200 on 5885 7435 13860 15690 17695
1200-1300 on 7435 13860 15690 17695 17755
1300-1330 on 7435 13860 15680 15690 17755
1330-1400 on 7435 13860 15680 15690 17695 17755
1400-1430 on 11520 13860 15680 17695
1430-1500 on 11520 13860 15650 15680 17695
1500-1530 on 11520 15650 15680 17695
1530-1600 on 11520 11615 15650 15680 17695
1600-1700 on 7580 9760 11520 15650 11615 15680
1700-1730 on 7580 9760 11520 11615 15680
1730-1800 on 5830 7580 9760
1800-1900 on 5830 7580
1900-2130 on 5830 7580 9505
2130-2200 on 7580
2200-2400 on 7595
(Ivo Ivanov/DX Mix News # 635 via Alokesh Gupta, India)

Radio Free Asia summer schedule update

Radio Free Asia does not broadcast in English

All times UTC

0030-0130 on 13820 13865 17835
1230-1330 on 7390 9335 13675
1330-1400 on 7390 9335 12140
1400-1430 on 7390 9335
1630-1730 on 9945

1400-1430 on 5835
1430-1500 on 5835 7280
2200-2300 on 9355 11715 11785

0300-0600 on 13760 15120 15615 15635 17615 17880 21550 21690
0600-0700 on 13760 15120 15615 15635 17615 17880 21550
1500-1600 on 9455 9905 11540 12005 12025 13675 15495
1600-1700 on 5820 9455 9905 11540 11795 12025 13675
1700-1800 on 5820 7280 9355 9455 9540 9905 11540 11795 13625
1800-1900 on 7280 7355 9355 9455 9540 9865 11540 11700 13625
1900-2000 on 1098 7260 7355 7435 9355 9455 9865 9875 9905
11700 11785 13625
2000-2100 on 1098 6140 7260 7355 7435 9355 9455 9905 11740
11785 13625
2100-2200 on 1098 6140 7355 7435 9455 9905 11740 13625
2300-0000 on 7540 11760 11785 15430 15485 15585

1230-1330 on 12140 15160
2230-2330 on 7480 13740

1500-1700 on 1350 5810 7210 7455
1700-1800 on 1350 5810 9370
1800-1900 on 1350 5810 7465
2100-2200 on 1350 7460 9385 12075

0000-0100 on 15545 15690
1100-1200 on 9355 15145

0100-0300 on 9365 9885 11695 15225 17730
0600-0700 on 17510 17780 21500 21690
1000-1100 on 15460 17750 21530
1100-1200 on 7470 13830 15670 17750
1200-1400 on 7470 11590 11605 13830 15670
1500-1600 on 9370 11585 11595 11795
2200-2300 on 5865 7505 9880
2300-0000 on 7470 7505 9805 9875

0100-0200 on 9350 9490 11895 11945 17640
1600-1700 on 9350 9370 9555 11750

1400-1430 on 1503 7520 9715 9805 11605 11680 12140
1430-1500 on 7520 9715 9805 11605 11680 12140
2330-0000 on 1359 7520 11605 13740 15560
0000-0030 on 7445 11605 13740 15560
(Ivo Ivanov/DX Mix News # 635 via Alokesh Gupta, India)

Media Broadcast schedule changes

New schedule of Brother Stair - The Overcomer Ministry

All times UTC

1300-1500 on 6110 WER 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu, new, but really not active
1400-1600 on 13810 NAU 100 kW / 127 deg to SEEu
1500-1600 on 6110 MOS 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu, ex 1400-1600
1500-1600 on 17485 WER 100 kW / 160 deg to CSAf
1800-2000 on 9895 WER 500 kW / non-dir to N/ME, new
1900-2000 on 7425 WER 100 kW / 120 deg to N/ME, new
1900-2100 on 6155 WER 100 kW / 300 deg to WeEu, new

Frequency change of WYFR Family Radio
1800-1900 new frequency 7330 WER 100 kW / 105 deg to SEEu, ex 9895(see Brother Stair)

Last transmission of Ethiopia Adera Dimts Radio in Amharic on July 31:
1700-1800 on 13820 NAU 500 kW / 140 deg Sat to EaAf, cancelled from Aug.7
(DX Mix News # 635 via Alokesh Gupta, India)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blog Logs

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

4409, Radio Eco, Reyes, 2243-2251 Romantic Spanish music, female talks in Spanish. (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

4796, Radio Lipez, Uyuni, 0950-0957 local Pop music. At peak SINPO 34422 but after 0952, weaker signal as SINPO 24422 (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

4716.6, Radio Yura Yura, 0033, July 5, Spanish. Music and a bit of talk. Poor under band noise. (Scott Barbour-NH)

4905, Radio Anhanguera Araguaina, 0055-0110. Portuguese. Ballads with announcer between selections. SIgnal weak-poor.(Barbour-NH)

6134.82 Radio Santa Cruz 1055-1100.+ Religious program ending. Man with canned ID at 1056 announcing freqs of 960, 6135, and 92.? FM "desde Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia." Flute music to 1100, then into another program. Fair but deteriorating quickly. (John Wilkins-CO)

Via Samara, Russia, 15350, Radio Bilal, *1800-1830+. Sign on with opening ID announcements and Amharictalk. Variety of local chants, some Mid-East style music and local tribal music. Fair. (Brian Alexander, PA)

4899.94, La Voz Del Saquislli y Libertador,(presumed) 2335-2359. Flute music at tune in. Can hear chatter by persons in French mixing as the music continues. Music continues until 2345 and beyond. Music stops at 2357 and believe is followed with a national anthem type music, station still on the air after the hour with more music.(Chuck Bolland, FL)

9580, Afrique No. 1 Moyabi, 1810. French. Male announcer with news. Sound-bites to IDs in passing. Signal fair. (Scott Barbour-NH)

4899.94, Radio Conakry,(presumed), 2336-2359. Noted various persons in French language comments mixing with Ecuador on same frequency. Signal of Conakry was threshold. Still hearing the comments at 2358, but unable to make out any details. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

7125, Radio Conakry, Conakry-Sofon, 0752. Hilife music, 0756 abrupt sign off. 25532, (lob-B); 2229-2241 Afropop with lyrics in French and vernacular, 2235 abrupt music break returning some 10 seconds later with same kind of music. SINPO 34433. (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil)
7125, Radio Guineé, 2220-2323.* Afro-pop music. French announcements. Abrupt sign off. Fair, but occasional amateur radio interference. (Brian Alexander, PA)

4970, AIR Shillong, 1235-1315. Another day of decent reception. DJ in English playing pop music, songs by Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, etc. Local IDs. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4800, AIR Hyderabad, 0044. Vernacular. Hindi music, signal poor-fair with CODAR splash via 4805.(Scott Barbour-NH)

Anomalies for Monday (July 19), 1208-1230. 3344.96, RRI Ternate (presumed) not // with the Jakarta news. The audio was muffled so not able to confirm in Bahasa Indonesian. Fairly sure was not // to the speech on RRI Fak Fak, but was a long talk. Did not sound anything like the PNG station. 4789.96, RRI Fak Fak also not // to the Jakarta news. Carrying a long monotonous talk/speech in Bahasa Indonesian with no breaks.

Was a good day for RRI reception and heard the normal Jakarta news relay followed by choral national anthem (Indonesia Raya), which ended at 1230, on these parallels: RRI Palangkaraya (3325), RRI Kendari (3995), RRI Makassar (4749.94), RRI Wamena on4869.93 and RRI Jakarta (9680). After 1230 no longer //. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4604.90, RRI Serui, 1233. Non-stop easy-listening songs in English, “Top of the World” by Carpenters, “The Ballad of High Noon”, 1300-1310: song of the Coconut Isles interval signal and Jakarta news relay followed by choral national anthem (Indonesia Raya). Checked again at 1330 to found them off the air. Thanks to Atsunori Ishida’s blog for the alert that they had returned. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9525.89 Voice of Indonesia 1300-1401. English transmission with program lineup, then news. Audio was lost around 1315 with just open carrier until 1345, when audio came back on (music), 1401 out of English and into Bahasa Indonesia with warta berita. Strong.(John Wilkins-CO)

4749.96 RRI Makassar(presumed) 1200-1210. Song-of-the-Coconut Island internval signal at 1200, then Jakarta relay a half-minute later. Poor signal. (John Wilkins-CO)

4025, Star Radio, 0636-0646 male and female in English talks "Liberia", short African music. Static noise, unreadable SINPO 25332 (lob-B) ; 0638-0649 male and female in English talks, "Liberia..economic condition", male in studio talking with male outside. At tune in SINPO 35333 but quickly deterioring, (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

7270.01 RTVM 1254-1330. Phone call (dedication?), followed by Eric Clapton song. Two pips to 1300, then presumed news. Long talk segment followed past 1330 -sounded like Bahasa Malaysia but can't be sure. Generally fair. (John Wilkins-CO)

6009.96, Radio Mil, 0030-0100. Futebol game. Spanish announcements. ID. Poor to fair. Covered by Radio Sweden 6010 via Sackville at 0100.(Brian Alexander, PA)

15120, Voice of Nigeria Lagos, 1752-1805. Arabic/English. Male announcer with talk and music bits. Talking Drums and off at 1758. Back at 1759 with Talking Drums. ID announcement of English service to local Nigerian news followed by "[Lime?]Light" program at 1805. Fair signal. (Scott Barbour-NH)

Papua New Guinea
3915, Radio Fly, 1334. Recently my best chance to hear this has been here, as // 5960 normally has moderate interference from China. Heard with poor reception playing pop song in English and could confirm // (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4746.90, Radio Huanta Dos Mil, 0023-0035. The noise is blasting away as a male in Spanish language comments. Signal is very weak and the noise is unforgiving. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4826, Radio Sicuani, Sicuani, 0958-1010, Male on music in Spanish, time announcements, messages to listeners, outside talks, ads of a medical center "cirurgias, implantes!". SINPO 34432, (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil)

4955, Radio Cultural Amauta Huanta, 0112-0128.* Spanish. Ballads with announcer between selections. Pulled the plug mid-song. Signal poor-fair. (Scott Barbour-NH)

6950.59 AM, Radio Ronin Shortwave, 0303-0320.+ Station IDs. Music by Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Beatles and others. Fair. (Brian Alexander, PA)

6765.1USB Bangkok Meteo 1203-1220.+ Usual three-language rotation of weather broadcast, with in terval signal between segments. One cycle (3 bcsts,3 IS), lasted about 18 minutes. Fair and about equal to // 8743U at tune-in but by 1220Z, 8743 was considerably better as 6765 was on the decline. (John Wilkins-CO)

Xizang PBS via Lhasa. Since April 28 these have been off the air: 5935, 7240 and 7450 in Chinese and 4920, 5240, 6110, 6200 and 7255 in Tibetan.

At 1324 on July 19 noted 4920 was // 4905. Believe I actually observed their first day of being back on the air July 18, but was only briefly noted during a scan through. Can confirm that 6200 was still off the air July 19.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4976, UBC Kampala, 0347-0403. English. Ad string at tune-in, male/female announcers with banter and a passing mentions of Uganda. Another ad string at 0401 into news. Signal poor-fair at best. (Scott Barbour-NH)

Australian DX Report # 212 available for download

Episode No. 212 of the Australian DX Report audio news magazine about shortwave broadcasting includes reports of monitoring research during the local Melbourne sunrise and afternoon windows.

It also features news and information about shortwave broadcasting, propagation, a solar activity report, monitoring notes, and extracts from schedules of the A10 season.

It's free, of 15 mins duration, produced by Bob Padula of the Electronic DX Press Radio Monitoring Association based in Melbourne, Australia, and may be accessed from the Australian Internet Radio Service website, at

You may download, listen to or save the episodes as MP3 files on your laptop, desktop, iPad, set up a Podcast, receive or save them on you Mobile Phone or other portable internet-enabled digital device.

You may also subscribe via the site's RSS/Atom feed - full details are at the site.

Links to the episodes are also available on my Facebook service within a few minutes of their release.

The shows are very popular - in the four weeks to July 23, 2010, there have been 1921 downloads by subscribers, 1161 site visitors, and 224 episode hits. All-time Channel views have now exceeded 31,500, and now total 31,523! You are invited to put a Pin of your location and a Comment on a nice World
Map at the site.

The episodes are also available on-air, over WWCR Nashville, 0200-0215 on Sundays, on 4840, and on Mondays 1145-1200 on 15825, and via WWCR's streaming audio (live) at

Good listening to the Australian DX Report Episode No. 212, and enjoy the musical interludes!

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula

Radio newspapers aboard ship

another interesting nostalic feature from Wavescan. Thanks to AWR

In our story about newspapers published on board ship that received their news by wireless and radio, we go right back to the year 1899. This was during the early era of the experimental wireless work by Marconi. At the time, he was returning to England by ship, at the end of a visit to North America for the purpose of establishing his commercial interests on the North American mainland.
The ship that Marconi was traveling on was the SS “St Paul” which had been built in Philadelphia Pennsylvania just four years earlier. Marconi was supervising the new spark wireless apparatus aboard the ship.
Two world firsts were accomplished on this voyage. It was the first occasion in the history of wireless that the arrival of a ship was notified to the authorities on land, and it was the first occasion that a newspaper was printed on board a ship using information that was derived from news reports received by wireless.
The land based station at the time was on the Isle of Wight which had itself also achieved another first. This station had achieved the first international communication by wireless in a Morse Code contact with France across the English Channel.
The newspaper printed on board the passenger liner “St Paul” was issued under the title, “The Trans-Atlantic Times”. From that time onwards, the Marconi company claimed an unbroken succession of newspapers printed at sea with the usage of news information received by wireless.
In the very early years, there was a ship newspaper with the title “Aerogram”. In 1915, due to commercial buy-outs in the United States, the name was changed to “Ocean Wireless News” and this was made available to many ships plying the coastal passenger trade along the eastern seaboard of North America.
In those days, a cover was printed on land, often in color and with lots of advertising, and this was made available in bulk to ships equipped with a wireless receiver and some form of printing press. The inside section of the ship newspaper was compiled from uptodate reports received on the wireless equipment, it was inserted into the color cover, and the newspaper was sold to passengers.
A 1925 version of the “Ocean Wireless News” features a color cover, drawn by an artist and showing passengers and crew making ready to depart at the beginning of a voyage. This particular edition was distributed on board the SS “Manchuria” which was built in Camden New Jersey in 1904 and at the time, it was in passenger service with the Panama Pacific Company in the Americas.
Another example of a ship newspaper was a daily edition of “The Wireless News” on board the ship “Makura”, sailing across the Pacific. This ship was built in Glasgow Scotland and it was operated by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. The outer cover of this paper, in an issue dated in 1923, shows a photo of another vessel plying the Pacific, the “Niagara.”
The Canadian Pacific Company operated a large fleet of passenger and cargo vessels across both the Atlantic and the Pacific. The same name, the “Wireless Press”, was used for all of their shipboard newspapers regardless of the ship and its service area. For example, the SS “Montcalm” was in the Atlantic passenger service and the “Duchess of Richmond” was a cruise ship that voyaged to many destinations; and the name of their shipboard newspapers in both cases, was “Wireless Press”.
The issue of “Wireless Press” for Tuesday April 6, 1937 shows that the “Duchess of Richmond” was on a Christian World Cruise. The single sheet newspaper, derived again from radio reports, gives an inside view to world events at the time. Among these 1937 news events are the following:-

* The weather in London is foggy, and the temperature was just 41 degrees.
* The Earl of Clarendon arrived in London at the end of a six year term as governor of South Africa.
* The Crown Prince of Hedjaz, Emir Sand, has just concluded a state visit to Baghdad.
* Two minutes of silence was observed in Dublin for members of the Irish Brigade killed in Spain.
* New Delhi reports heavy rains in the North West Frontier and the border regions of Afghanistan.

* Federal Securities are sold on the open market in the United States at 3% below par.
* An airplane is taking off for a record flight from Tokyo to London.

The Cunard Line was well known in earlier years for at least three of its mighty, luxurious passenger vessels; the “Britannic”, the “Olympic”, and the ill-fated “Titanic”. Another passenger liner operated by Cunard was the “Alauna”, built in Glasgow in 1925 and plying across the Atlantic. A 1926 edition of their shipboard newspaper shows the title as “Wireless News Sheet”. The outer cover advertises three of their more famous ships, the “Aquitania”, the “Berengaria”, and the “Mauretania”.
Lesser known ship lines also issued daily newspaper aboard ship, such as for example, two of the companies with cargo and passenger ships in Alaskan waters. The Pacific Steamship Company operated the “Dorothy Alexander” and a 1931 edition of their ship newspaper, the “Daily Radio News”, shows that it was a duplicated version produced on a typewritier. The masthead, printed in blue, states, “The World’s News by Radio”.
The Alaska Steamship Company operated several ships in Alaskan waters, including the “Northwestern” and the “Victoria”. Both ships produced their own newspapers, though the title was the same in both cases; “Radio News”.
The list of ship newspapers produced from news transmitted in Morse Code by wireless and in voice by radio is almost endless. We could mention the “Doric”, operated by the White Star Line, based in Liverpool England. Their newspaper was titled, “Latest Wireless News”.
The Grace Line ships operated in the waters of Latin America and they had a company format for their newspaper which included a full sized black and white photo on the front cover. For example, a 1938 cover shows part of the Panama Canal, and a 1939 cover shows native dancing in Peru.
The Japanese line of luxury passenger ships owned and operated by NYK during the 1930s, also issued their own shipboard newspapers. These ships, such as the “Chichibu”, the “Asama” & the “Tatsuta”, plied the passenger trade across the Pacific, and the cover of their radio-based newspaper was printed in Japanese, though the inner contents was in both Japanese and English. All of their ships used the same cover and the same format, though the contents varied, according to the information received by radio from Japan.
These days, in our very modern era, many ships still print a shipboard newspaper, though the layout is prepared on land, and each entire issue is transmitted to the ship by fax radio in a completed form ready for printing.
(AWR/Wavescan via Adrian Peterson)
(photo, S.S. St Paul via

Early shortwave in the new Pakistan

In our progressive stories about the development of radio broadcasting in Pakistan, we come to the era immediately following Partition, in which the first new radio stations were established in the Asian territory that is now known as Pakistan. This takes us back to the year 1947.
At the time when Pakistan was separated as its own political entity, there were just two radio stations on the air, mediumwave in both Lahore & Peshawar. Interestingly, the first series of new radio stations installed in the new Pakistan were all shortwave, and not mediumwave. This is what happened.
A few months after Partition, a representative of the new Pakistani government visited England to negotiate the purchase of equipment for several new radio stations. Soon afterwards, it was announced that new radio stations would be installed in five cities in Pakistan, and that the transmitters at these locations would operate on shortwave at 7½ kW. This is an indication that the representative in England must have made contact with the Marconi Company in Chelmsford, which was noted for the manufacture of shortwave transmitters rated at 7½ kW.
The five cities in which these new shortwave transmitters were to be installed were Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Rawalpindi. However, as the unfolding of events would demonstrate, not one of these transmitters was installed anywhere in the territory we know as Pakistan.
The first new radio station installed in Pakistan after partition was located in Karachi. The equipment was installed in a tent on a vacant block of land, to the northwest of the Adventist Hospital in Karachi. It was a low powered shortwave unit rated at 250 watts input with 100 watts output, radiating from a ¼ wave dipole antenna. This new station, with the callsign APK, was inaugurated on August 14, 1948, exactly one year after Partition, to the very day.
A few weeks later, the new APK was heard in Western Australia on 6060 kHz. Subsequently, a QSL letter was received from the station, as a world first.
The available evidence would indicate that a similar station was also inaugurated in Rawalpindi on the same day, the one year anniversary of Partition. This was another low powered shortwave station, identified as APR3, and rated at 300 watts. Records of the era indicate that this station was indeed inaugurated, but apparently its life span was quite short as there are no known loggings indicating the reception of this station.
The third new shortwave station in Pakistan was located in Lahore and it was inaugurated one year later again, on November 1, 1949. This new shortwave station was located on vacant land near the railway station and it was identified as APL2, with 300 watts. The only known loggings of this transmitter were made by a listener living in India.
A fourth shortwave station was listed for Murree, up in the foothills of the rugged high mountain ranges in the north of Pakistan. The World Radio Handbook for the year 1954 lists the scheduling for this station, morning and evening on 3440 kHz and during the day on 6250 kHz. The American radio magazine, Radio News, also lists the same scheduling. However, it is not known as to whether this station ever took to the air, or whether it was simply advance planning that was never implemented.
The fifth new shortwave station in Pakistan was installed in the frontier city, Peshawar, and it was inaugurated on October 15, 1960. This was a 10 kW AWA transmitter from Australia and it was inaugurated under the callsign APP2.
By this time, Pakistan was also installing higher powered shortwave transmitters, but that is a story for another occasion. Suffice it to say that it was intended in earlier times to install shortwave stations in two other cities, but these plans were never fulfilled.
Multan, it was expected, would one day receive a low powered shortwave transmitter, and Hyderabad, a high powered shortwave transmitter. However, the radio scene in Pakistan in those days was turning towards the usage of mediumwave transmitters for local, regional, and national coverage, and so the implementation of shortwave transmitters for local listeners was coming to an end.
(AWR Wavescan/via Adrian Petersen)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Radio Thailand changes website URL

The World Service of Radio Thailand has changed the URL of its website from to A note on the website says “HSK9.COM will change to website for tourism in Thailand by public transport. Coming Soon !!”.
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts:Issued: 2010 Jul 20 2021 UTC
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# Weekly Highlights and Forecasts

Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
12 - 18 July 2010

Solar activity was at very low to low levels during the period. Activity was very low during 12, 15 - 16, and 18 July due to low-level B-class flares from Region 1087 (N20, L=330, class/area Dao/130 on 12 July). Activity was at low levels during 13 - 14 and 17 July due to isolated low-level C-class flares from Region 1087, the largest of which was a C2/Sf at 13/1051 UTC.

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels.

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to minor storm levels. Mostly quiet conditions occurred until late on 14 July. Activity increased to unsettled to minor storm levels during 14/2100 - 15/0300 UTC. Activity decreased to quiet to unsettled levels for the rest of 15 July with some active periods detected at high latitudes. Activity decreased to mostly quiet levels for the remainder of the period. ACE solar wind data indicated the increased activity during 14 - 15 July was due to a recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS). The disturbance began with the arrival late on 14 July of a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) in advance of the CH HSS. Interplanetary magnetic field activity during the CIR included increased total field intensity (peak 18 nT at 14/2154 UTC) and intermittent periods of southward Bz (maximum deflection -16 nT at 14/2234 UTC). Solar wind velocities increased during 14 - 15 July and reached a peak of 505 km/sec at 15/0311 UTC. Velocities began to gradually decrease around midday on 15 July.

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity
21 July - 16 August 2010

Solar activity is expected to be at very low levels during most of the period. However, there is a chance for isolated C-class flares from Region 1089 until it departs the visible disk on 01 August.

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach high levels during 26 July - 07 August. Normal to moderate flux levels are expected during the remainder of the period.

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet levels from 21 July through most of 22 July. Activity is expected to increase to unsettled levels late on 22 July as a recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS) begins to disturb the field. Quiet to unsettled levels with a chance for brief active periods are expected during 23 - 29 July as CH HSS effects persist. Activity is expected to decrease to quiet levels during 30 July - 10 August. Activity is
expected to increase to quiet to unsettled levels with a chance for brief active periods during 11 - 12 August due to a recurrent CH HSS. Quiet conditions are expected during 13 - 16 August.

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# Issued 2010 Jul 20
# UTC Radio Flux Planetary Largest
# Date 10.7 cm A Index Kp Index
2010 Jul 21 82 5 2
2010 Jul 22 82 7 3
2010 Jul 23 82 10 4
2010 Jul 24 80 10 4
2010 Jul 25 80 7 3
2010 Jul 26 78 7 3
2010 Jul 27 76 10 4
2010 Jul 28 74 10 4
2010 Jul 29 74 8 3
2010 Jul 30 72 5 2
2010 Jul 31 72 5 2
2010 Aug 01 72 5 2
2010 Aug 02 72 5 2
2010 Aug 03 74 5 2
2010 Aug 04 76 5 2
2010 Aug 05 78 5 2
2010 Aug 06 80 5 2
2010 Aug 07 80 5 2
2010 Aug 08 80 5 2
2010 Aug 09 80 5 2
2010 Aug 10 78 5 2
2010 Aug 11 78 8 3
2010 Aug 12 78 10 4
2010 Aug 13 78 5 2
2010 Aug 14 78 5 2
2010 Aug 15 80 5 2
2010 Aug 16 82 5 2

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2010 Pirate Radio Annual book review

2010 Pirate Radio Annual
By Andrew Yoder

Anyone who has dabbled in shortwave listening, knows there is an underground component that borders on the quirky, if not bizarre side of the hobby.

Andrew Yoder, a pirate radio afficionado, has recently released his new 2010 Pirate Radio Annual, a 126 page book focusing on the pirate side of the shortwave hobby. Whether you’re a newbie or the seasoned hardcore pirate listener, this excellent edition will no doubt grace the likes of many radio listening post (including mine).

So, what is the great mystery when it comes to tuning in pirates ? It may surprise the beginner that it involves just listening! Andrew takes you through the pirate mine field explaining that listeners are no longer limited to their receiver, but now have access to the bizarre via the Internet. Additional information includes pirate web sites, QSLing Pirates, mail drops and QSL tips to get you started.

Classifying the stations, includes an explanation of the various classifications of pirate stations and a 97 page section of stations active in 2009 with detailed station information, and their active status during the year. Email and postal maildrop addresses are included, plus QSL card reproductions for each station to keep you up to date on QSLing

A CD is included that features 75 different pirate stations from on-the-air program recordings, a monitoring plus to those new to pirate chasing.

If you’re a seasoned pirate fan or have considered delving into the sometimes bizarre, 2010 Pirate Radio Annual is an excellent guide to assist your listening. The 2010 PRA is available for $15.00 plus shipping ($ 3.00 to US, $ 4.00 to Canada, or $9.00 to the rest of the world) from Cabinet Communications, P.O. Box 109, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.

Reviewed by Gayle Van Horn for Shortwave Central and Monitoring Times.

Pirate radio station plan for uncensored Fiji news

An Australian-based opponent of Fiji’s interim government wants to set up a floating radio station to broadcast uncensored news into the country. Usaia Waqatairewa, the Sydney-based president of the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement, says the idea is to put an antenna on a ship which would be located in international waters, outside Fiji’s legal jurisdiction. The same concept was used by the so-called pirate radio stations which broadcast pop music to Britain, and New Zealand’s Radio Hauraki, in the 1960s. Mr Waqatairewa says people in Fiji need the news that the Bainimarama government isn’t letting them hear.

Interview with Usaia Waqatairewa at:
(Radio Australia/Radio Netherlands)

Togo and China sign broadcasting agreement

Text of unattributed report entitled “Ni hao!” published by Togolese state-owned republic of Togo website on 18 July

Togolese authorities and officials of China Radio International and CCTV [China Central Television] over the weekend reached an agreement according to which these two Chinese state media will broadcast some of their programs on the airwaves of Radio Lome and TVT [Togolese Television]. They are yet to give the terms.

“This agreement illustrates the commitment of the Head of State to make Togo a country open to partners for the advancement of our people,” said Communications Minister Djimon Ore.

Zhou Weihua, the head of the Chinese delegation, explained that the partnership “will contribute to mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries and help to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation between Togo and China”.

Besides broadcasting its content, the agreement also provides technical and material assistance for the modernization of the studios and administration of state-owned radio and TV stations.

China Radio International broadcasts its programmes in French on shortwave and on the Internet focused on Chinese and international news.

Created three years ago, CCTV-F is the French channel of China Central Television. The station’s programs are devoted to news in China, the economy, Chinese culture and international relations. Based in Beijing, it is, like RCI [Radio Canada International], a tool for selling the country abroad.

Using several satellites, CCTV-F is received directly or via cable and ADSL [Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line] packages around the world.

In addition to the French channel, CCTV broadcasts in English, Spanish, Arabic, and of course in Chinese, with about ten channels devoted to the economy, sports, culture and opera.
(Source: website, Lome, in French 18 Jul 10 via BBC Monitoring/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Radio Lome no longer operates on shortwave, however live audio streaming in French is available at:

Radio Caroline part of London 60's Week

As part of London 60's Week, Radio Caroline will be based in the British Music Experience for a week, July 19 to 25, broadcasting daily from 11am to 7pm.

Playing all the Caroline Classics, the guys also be bringing their Making Waves Exhibition to the British Music Experience, celebrating the offshore revolutionaries and telling the story of the only offshore radio station still broadcasting today from a ship.

Event webpage:
(Mike Barraclough, UK/worlddxclub)

Egypt's public radio: is anyone listening?

Nadine Emile
Can the radio survive mounting competition from other media?

From its vast headquarters on the Nile, the Egyptian Radio and Television Union still faithfully broadcasts public radio programs from nine networks. The programs cover news and culture, play Egyptian and foreign music, and feature talk shows and readings of the Quran, providing a wealth of entertainment and news for the Egyptian public. But is anyone still listening?

Related story :
Egypt: English-language radio Nile FM gaining popularity as shows deal with once-taboo issues at
(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Unique QSLing from HCJB Australia

Dear DX-friends all parts of the world,

Here is a piece of information on very unique QSL-card. The Japanese service of HCJB Australia is currently issuing different QSL-cards every month. These cards are not issued by the station HCJB in Melbourne, but by the Yodobashi Church in Tokyo.

The address for reception reports is mentioned at the end of this e-mail. Now, July edition of its QSL-card is featuring an DX-pedition held from 25th to 27th of last June. The participants of this DX-pedition are six Japanese men and held on a small island called "Katsurashima". This island, Katsurashima is located in the bay of Matsushima, near Sendai, one of the major cities in the Northeast of Japan and apart from Tokyo approximately 350 kilometers. As this island is under noise-free environment, so we hold DX-pedition once or twice every year.

This QSL-card would be issued for the reception reports in July, but if you miss to receive the broadcast within July, I suggest that you ask the Yodobashi Church to issue the July edition even after the reports in August.

Program schedule:
Japanese service of HCJB Australia:
22:30 - 23:00UTC on 15525kHz Friday/Saturday only.

The address for reception reports:

HCJB c/o Yodobashi Church,
1-17-8 Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 169-0073

Return postage in the form of International Reply Coupon is necessary.

Information by: Nobuya Kato (A Japanese radio hobbyist), Kanagawa, Japan
July 14, 2010
(Alokesh Gupta, India)

Blog Logs

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

2368.5, Radio Symban (presumed) 1240-1315. Usually is below threshold level, so today was special with perhaps their best ever reception. My local sunrise at 1301. Clearly could make out the Greek music and songs. Believe was all non-stop music with no announcements. No break at 1300. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

6075, Radio Causauki Coca, (doubtful),1015-1030. Not much of a signal here under the noise. Can barely hear a female's comments. Unknown if comments are in Spanish or something else? It's one of those signals we run into every once in awhile, that can't be improved beyond threshold. At about 1022, a stronger station popped up on 6080 blocking my frequency with splatter. No other details were obtained. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4795.76, Radio Mallku, 0925-0945. Tuned into a broadcast of typical Bolivian music at 0925. Noted a break in the music at 0926, but it was filled with dead air. Music continues at 0939. No comments heard so far. Signal was poor. (Chuck Bolland, FL/Rod Pearson, FL)

4795.86, Radio Mallku, 0931-0945. Noted a male in Spanish with comments until 0933 when music is presented. Male back in comments at 0938 UTC. Just a little too much noise to catch details. Signal drops into the noise at 0943. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

5952.40, Radio Emisoras Pio XII, 0959-1015. Noted live Spanish comments and time-check at tune in. Just before the hour canned commercilas or promos. After the hour, a male with live Spanish comments again. At 1005 music presented.Signal was fair to poor. (Chuck Bolland, FL)
6134.82, Radio Santa Cruz, 1020-1035. Male/female host in conversatioal Spanish. Checked this out earlier and nothing, so assuming they began their schedule later today. Conversation continues and the signal remained poor throughout. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

5990, Radio Senado, 0955-1005. Signal in with music until the hour, followed by female announcer in Portuguese. I believe she mentions "... a voz do Brazil ..."probably referring to a solgan rather than the station's name? She is followed with a male commenting with canned comments that may have been an ID. This is followed by news. Signal was fair. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4885, Radio Clube do Para (Belem) 0432-0449. Portuguese programming including Latin American pops at a level nowhere near what is normal for this station. Poor signal quality. (Joe Wood, TN)

11780, Radio Nacional de Amazonia (Brasilia) 2112-2118. Portuguese with sporting event announced by very excited man. Good signal with some fading and low side interference. No parallel noted. (Jim Evans, TN/Rod Pearson, FL)

9625, CBC Northern Service (Sackville) 0500-0507. Female announcer's English news item on the day of Queen Elizabeth, which consisted of church in the morning and horse racing in the afternoon. Good signal quality. (Joe Wood, TN).

7420, PBS Nei Menggu (Chinese Service), 1241-1300. Fairly good reception of the opening ceremonies of the 11th Zhaojun Cultural Festival held in Hohhot. Theme “Heavenly Grassland”, opening greetings and sound of fireworks. Many musical selections from USA (County Roads), Africa, China, etc. Some English per audio at . At 1300 totally covered by BBC sign on in Chinese and echo jamming by CNR-1, so switched over to // 9520.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9520, PBS Nei Menggu (Chinese Service), 1241-1330. Very noticeable hum that was not present on // 7420. Opening ceremonies continued till 1330. A pleasure to hear this type of programming with such decent reception! This is what listening to shortwave is all about!(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

5945 Bible Voice Broadcasting (Nauen), 0711-0730. English religious fundamentalist talk by man and woman. Frequent mention of Obama and Washington. Religious format to theme music at 0729, followed by ID by woman. Another preacher began at 0730. Poor signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

3290, Voice of Guyana, 0935-0945. Tuned in to hear religious melodies being broadcast. At 0939, a male's English religious comments. At this time the signal was at a fair level. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4970, All India Radio (Shillong) 1245-1315. English with Sunday Country Roads show with woman DJ playing C&W music. Songs by Dolly Parton, Barbar Streisand [I don’t consider her a C&W singer, but they played You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and said it was a C&W rendition. Local IDs, not often I can enjoy this during summertime conditions, so today’s almost fair reception was nice, even with their ever present hum.(Ron Howard, CA)

9445, All India Radio (Bangaluru), 2134-2145. English talk by man, woman, and some rather excited people who broke into a chant at one point. Hindi music at 2140, then more talk. Although in English, couldn't determine the subject of the program due to a weak signal in high atmospheric noise levels. Noted a very poor, threshold level parallel on 7550 (also Bangaluru). (Jim Evans, TN)

3325, RRI Palangkaraya, 1209-1226. In Bahasa Indonesian with relay of the Jakarta news. After news and ID played choral national anthem (Indonesia Raya) which ended at 1226, // 3344.96 (RRI Ternate), 4749.94 (RRI Makassar) and 9680 (RRI Jakarta). After 1226 no longer //.

4789.96, RRI Fak Fak, 1209-1226. They clearly have established a format of not carrying the Jakarta new relay on Saturday. Signal poor to fair with CODAR interference. Program DJ playing pop songs. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9525.88, Voice of Indonesia, 1033-1045+. Noted a female presenting a language lesson of Indonesian and English. Signal was good this morning.(Chuck Bolland, FL)

9525.9 Voice of Indonesia 1307-1340. Live coverage of some sort of Islamic commemoration live from the presidential palace. Qu'ran recitations and talks. English interpretations by Voice of Indonesia announcer. Occasional breaks for pop music from the studio. (John Wilkins, CO)

9525.84, Voice of Indonesia, 1036-1045. Female's language lesson as she repeated phrases in Indonesian. At 1040 regular English language comments continue. Signal was good. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

9680, RRI Jakarta, 1030-1040. Two males in conversational Indonesian. Noticed a mentions of Jakarta here and there. At 1035, music presentation. Signal was good. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4750, RRI Makassar, 1042-1055. As the band begins to crash, noted a program of steady music presented here on Makassar.Observed some utility interference at about 1049 UTC, but it was minor. Islamic type music continues. Signal was poor. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4869.87, RRI Wamena, (tentative) 1035-1045. Could not hear any audio, but heard the carrier for this station and could see it with the WinRadio. So thought I'd report it for continuity.(Chuck Bolland, FL)

9595 Radio Nikkei 1 (Chiba-Nagara) 0741-0747. Japanese conversation from male, thentalk by male/female and children at 0743, then only man at 0745. Moderate signal with minimal fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

9760 Radio Nikkei 2 (Chiba-Nagara), 0747-0750. Japanese text and talk from male announcer. A few bars of music at 0750, then more talk. Poor signal with deep fades. Threshold level parallel noted on 6115. (Jim Evans, TN)

15540, Radio Kuwait (Sulaibiyah), 2055-2102.* English service with American rock music. Closing announcements by man at 2058. Anthem at 2059. Supposed to shut down on this frequency at 2100, but switched for a couple of minutes to news in Arabic by a woman. This was in parallel to an Arabic language program that been running on 17550. The 15540 broadcast abruptly ended at 2102. Moderate signal with fading, about the same on 17550. (Jim Evans, TN)

4412.56v, Lao National Radio via Sam Neua, 1220-1232.* News in Laotian, at 1230 gave website to choral national anthem (Pheng Xat Lao) till off. Frequency 6130 was // till national anthem, continued on after 1232 with ads and music.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

7145, Lao National Radio via Vientiane. Randomly from 1235 to 1310. Better reception than normal and lucky this was higher than the earlier radar pulsating noise.(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4025, Radio Star 0739-0751. Male/female alternating outside talks "disappointment with reports..violence..3000 armies..trained by Liberia..human rights". From 0745 degrading, at peak SINPO 34333 (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

15240 Voice of Africa, 1529-1558.* "this is the Voice of Africa broadcasting from the Great Jamahiriyah." Many station IDs to male/female announcers with commentaries on several African countries. One segment was ragging on political parties in democracies (which I've heard before). SIO=3+33. Broadcasting also on //15235! (checked with 0.5 khz filter & checked 3 different antennas) at about same strength & quality. Vox a bit muted.Getting an occasional break in signal on both, sounds like Spanish. Nothing on 15215, 17725 or 21695. Both abruptly off at 1558. At about 1556 heard a bird-tweet interval signal on both. Frequency 15235 had a 1600 sign-on, but no copy except sounded like French. Next day at 1458, heard Afro music on 15240 //15235, followed by woman in English with "Voice of Africa" identification in English at 1501. Frequency 15235 also had voice, sounding somewhat like Arabic. (Harold Frodge, MI/Cumbre DX)

15240, Voice of Africa, 1530-1600. At tune in, noted a female in English with comments and station ID. Followed with the news until 1535. At that time a male continues in English with commentary. At about 1552 a male gives ID as, "you are listening to the Voice of Africa ..." Signal was fair. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4845, Radio Mauritanie, Nouakchott, 0746-0755. Male talks in French. Some thunderstorm static, interference enhancement along this listening, SINPO 33433(Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

New Zealand
6170 Radio New Zealand Int'l(Rangitaiki) 0732-0740. English program of vocal music from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Short announcements by man between selections. Good signal. (Jim Evans, TN)

Papua New Guinea
3915 // 5960 Radio Fly Papua New Guinea 1110-1202. After weeks of hearing just marginal signals, on this particular morning, heard both 3915 (which was much weaker and prone to local noise) and 5960 (which was some what stronger about s4-s5 level). Programming initially, was religious service with a preacher's sermon, noted from 1110 to 1131. Short pause, followed by male announcer with program content and what sounded like a weather report. Pop music selection in a local dialect, 1136 caught a clear ID for Radio Fly (but by a another speaker as a program promotion). Remaining part of this program consisted of Country and Western tunes, one from Kenny Rodgers (The Gambler). At 1146 caught a time check for "14 minutes to the hour ..on Radio Fly.." plus phone number (for requests?). Did note a comment about an event or happening in the eastern part of the province prior to top-of-the hour. By 1202, 5960 was still quite audible about S2-S3 level, with 3915 dropping off to S2-S3 level. I noted the signal peaked just before dawn (sunrise) enhancement about 1149. Pleased to be able finally get this one. (Ed Kusalik, Alberta, Canada/Cumbre DX)

3905, Radio New Ireland, Kavieng, 0947-0958. Pop music to male DJ in studio and outside talks "Kavieng". SINPO 24322. (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowi, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

3275, Radio Southern Highlands,(presumed) 1030-1045. Noted male announcer's Pidgin language comments. There could be a second individual, but difficult to copy to confirm. Signal was poor. (Chuck Bolland,FL)

3290, Radio Central,(presumed) 1035-1045. Noted a female in Pidgin with program comments. She seemed to be alone at the mic. Signal was poor but steady.(Chuck Bolland, FL).

3385, Radio East New Britain, 1217-1226.* Third consecutive Sunday with same format and identical sign off time. Religious program Beyond Today in English. Produced in USA, with toll free number and website (Beyond Today dot tv). Suddenly off with no sign off announcement. Signal poor to almost fair.(Ron Howard, CA).

3385, Radio East New Britian, 1055-1105. Two males in Pidgin conversation while taking phone calls from listeners. Signal was fair. (Chuck Bolland, FL/Rod Pearson, FL).

6019.26, Radio Victoria,(presumed) 0910-0930. Noted preacher, David Miranda, in his usual dramatic performance in his sermon. Having to share this frequency, Victoria's signal is only at a poor level and David's performance isn't very readable. At 0929, we get a break in the preaching and music is presented for a few moments. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

5039.28, Radio Libertad,(tentative) 1056-1100. Using the WinRadio, noted a presentation on this frequency of a weak signal. Unfortunately, was unable to pull out any audio for this logging, but felt it benefical to report this for continuity then. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

5930, Radio Rossii, 0950-1000. At tune in, noted Russian pop music with a male in Russian comments between tunes. Music continues. Signal was fair but there's so much splatter. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4990, Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, 0754-0806. Jackson Five old ballad, Pop ballad in English, male annonucements seems in Dutch, organ and voice music sounding like religious. Signal weak but clear, 4985 Brasil Central was off, SINPO 25332 (Lúcio Otávio Bobrowi, Brazil/Cumbre DX)

4840 WWCR (Nashville, TN)0425-0434. English. Male announcer reading listeners’ letters of a religious nature. ID at 0430, and into programming for health care items of a dubious nature. Very good signal. (Joe Wood, TN/Rod Pearson, FL)

9955 WRMI (Hialeah, FL) 512. Program in English with bits concerning Israel including the local weather, several mentions of Jerusalem, and musical concerts. Program IDs as “Israel Radio” and “World Radio Network.” Rare log of this station for me. Fair signal quality. (Joe Wood, TN).

3945, Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila. 0700-0710 Flute signature tune at top of the hour. Female announcements seems in English, male and female talks. Static and SINPO 25222noted later 0754-0805 male and female talks in unidentified language. SINPO 25322. Lúcio Otávio Bobrowiec, Brazil/Cumbre DX)