Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blog Logs

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

4700, tentative Radio San Miguel, 1044. Man and woman in Spanish, canned announcements at 1100 but didn’t catch an ID. Re-check at 1126 and barely audible. Poor. (Harold Sellers-BC)

4717, Radio Yura presumed the one at 1046 Jan 14. With Andean music. Very poor. (Harold Sellers-BC)

6165, Radio National Tchadienne (N'djamena), 0427-0430. French. Interval signal heard after Radio Nederland (Bonaire) signed off. A few bars of African pop music at 0430 followed by ID and announcements by man. Pop music resumed. Poor to moderate signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

4905, Xizang PBS-Lhasa, 1530-1600. For a long time the “Holy Tibet” program in English always started with a unique laughing chant. Now it’s gone. The new introduction has added a native speaker of English and changed the wording. Clearly they want to improve the intelligibility of their English presentation. Today’s broadcast was their “Sunday Focus on Music” show, yes, it’s common practice recently for them to carry this only on Saturday and not on Sunday; explaining about categories of Tibetan music and playing examples of it. Fair signal. Is always a pleasure for me to hear this show! Audio at www.mediafire.com/?zq4uxm8ka8it5f6 . (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

17745, Sudan Radio Service via Portugal, 1636-1657.* Excellent coverage, all in English, regarding the start of tomorrows elections; many different people interviewed for their opinion about the referendum to determine the independence for southern Sudan. Comments from various officials. Promo/dramatization wanting people to vote during the seven days of the elections, 1650 started music segment with patriotic songs in English (“War Child” and “Freedom”). Suddenly off in mid-song, many “S-R-S” IDs, as well as the full “Sudan Radio Service.” Would imagine Sunday will also see a continuation of this outstanding coverage in English. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

6060, Radio Nacional de Venezuela, 1138. Man speaking in Spanish, woman translating or summarizing in English. Discussing Cuban assistance in Venezuela. Good. (Harold Sellers-BC)

4780, RTV Djibouti (Djibouti), 0410-0416. Arabic. Lively Horn of Africa music with short announcements by man. Poor but readable signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

7205, Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea (Asmera), 0418-0425. Verncular. VOBM 1 program with Horn of Africa music. Short announcement by a man, some animal sounds, and talk by a group of men with an occasional few bars of music. Moderate signal on a very good night for Eritrean and Ethiopian stations. Also heard VOBM 2 on 7165 and 7175 with talk by a woman in the 0415-0430 timeframe. (Jim Evans, TN)

9560, Voice of Peace and Democracy (Gedja Jewe), 0425-0431.* Tigrinya. Horn of Africa music. Theme music at 0429 followed by announcements by man. Open carrier at 0430:40. Gone at 0431. Good signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

9704, Radio Ethiopia (Gedja Dera), 0431-0434. Amharic. Horn of Africa music. Talk by woman in presumed Amharic at 0432. Joined by man with echoing audio at 0433. Poor signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

4052, Radio Verdad (Chiquimula), 0555-0606.* English. ID and talk by woman in English. Announcements by man and woman on the hour in what may have been Spanish. national anthem at 0602. Transmission ended at 0606. Poor signal with fading, improving during anthem. (Jim Evans, TN)

3250, Radio Luz y Vida (San Luis) (presumed), 0246-0250. Spanish. Slow, religious sounding music. Poor signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

6280, All India Radio (Bangaluru), 2211-2230.* English. News by woman. Indian pop music at 2215. Closing announcements by woman at 2229. Transmission ended at 2230. Unusually strong signal with little fading. Parallels noted on 7550 (same quality signal) and 9445 (weaker). (Jim Evans, TN)

5030.034, RTM Sarawak FM, (tentative) 1145-1200. Very weak audio for this as it is being displayed with a good presentation. Can hear a male in unknown comments under the noise. Signal was threshold. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4746.978, Radio Huanta Dos Mil, 1103-1115. Fair signal, noted a female in Spanish with comments during period. At about 1111, a male talks. This continues during the period. Signal was fair but muffled. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4774.958, Radio Tarma, 1113-1120. Barely audible, male in Spanish with comments. Signal was threshold or barely audible as noted. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

49824.475, La Voz de la Selva, 1118-1130. Sounds like a news program as I tune into this station. Noted a male and female on either a telephone liother remote capability calling in news items to a female back at the station. Signal was fair at this time. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

6019.250, Radio Victoria, 1158-1205.l Recheck just to see if still readable and noted our friend David M. doing his thing with religious talk. Signal was at a fair level with not immediate sign of fading away. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

4790, Radio Vision (Chiclayo), 0455-0500. Spanish. Religious talk by man with religious music in the background. Music only at 0457. Preacher with echo or large auditorium effect at 0500. Good signal with fading. (Jim Evans, TN)

4746.9, (tentative) Radio Huanta 2000, 1051. Spanish songs during several checks. Fair signal. (Harold Sellers-BC)

4824.5, (tentative) La Voz de la Selva, 1128. Spanish, fast-paced announcements, woman on the telephone. Fair, CODAR interference. (Harold Sellers-BC)

4955, (tentative) Radio Cultural Amauta, 1057. Musical medley, including a bit of the “El Condor Pasa” music. Woman with Spanish announcements over Andean music, time check, top-of-the-hour greetings, 1110 man in a talk ending at 1115; hrd mention of “Biblico”. Poor signal. (Harold Sellers-BC)

7200, Radio Omdurman (Omdurman), 0239-0256. Arabic. Long Koran recitation by man. Low audio announcement at 0256, then more from Koran. Poor to moderate signal with occasional ARO interference. (Jim Evans, TN)

9500, Trans World Radio (Manzini), 0503-0510. English. Religious music. Religious talk by man in heavily accented English at 0505. Poor signal, improving by 0510. (Jim Evans, TN)