Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Logs - Asia

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

4750 Bangladesh Betar 1333-1400.+ Sub continental music to female announcer speaking occasionally. SIgnal poor, but slightly better than a weak co-channel station and slightly better than RRI Makassar on 4749.96, which is almost always stronger. All stations deteriorating by 1400. (John Wilkins, CO)

4800,022, 1115-1130. China National Radio One. Chinese program comments from announcer, maybe local news. This is another signal that is unusually strong this morning. (Chuck Bolland,FL)

4800, AIR,All India Radio, Hyderabad, 1735-1737. English, news read by female. Noted interference from China at the same frequency. SINPO 12221. (Manuel Méndez/Cumbre DX)

4920, AIR, Chennai, 1733-1735. English. News by female, interference from Tibet at the same frequency. SINPO 23322. (Manuel Méndez/Cumbre DX)

5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1730-1733. English. News by female announcer. SINPO 24322. (Manuel Méndez/Cumbre DX)

4749.95 RRI Makassar 1346-1406.+ Middle-of-the road music, hosted by female announcer and continuing past 1400. Good signal with negligible interference from 4750 stations. (John Wilkins, CO)

4869.92 RRI Wamena(presumed) 1333-1405.* Vocal music to male announcer between songs. Apparent sign-off at 1400, followed by Love Ambon tune. Carrier off at 14505. Signal rather weak, as usual. (John Wilkins, CO)

9525.96, Voice of Indonesia, *0955-1010, Feb 26, . Abruptly on in listed Korean talk. Into English at 1002 with IDs and contact information. News at 1002:40. Fair. (Brian Alexander, PA)

4749.978, RRI Makassar, (tentative) 1030-1045. Islamic recitations to 1034 to female's Indonesian announcements to a brif musical interlude. Signal was poor and muffled. As I decided to tune away, I notice a second signal on 4750.030 starting to fade in, but it's still too weak to copy anything. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

9840, 1010, NHK World Radio Japan. English service for male/female announcer's newscast to 1011 into program of traditional Japanese music. Fair. (Harold Sellers-BC, Canada)

7270.48v, Wai FM, 1113. Vernacular to pop song // 11665. Recently this has been off frequency fairly regularly. Best in USB to get away from stations on 7270.0. Another day of good propagation!(Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

7270.51 Wai FM 1435-1448. Off-frequency again with indigineous droning, // 11665 . 7270 fair/good with signal splatter, 11665 fair at best with co-channel interference. (John Wilkins, CO)

5985.87 Radio Myanma 1321-1359.+ Amazing signal peaking S9+15 dB with Burmese music to 1329, then usual interval signal on Burmese instruments and chimes. News at 1330, alternating male/female's chat during 1340-1350, then vocal music. Interference free until 1359 sign-on from Shiokaze (Clandestine) on 5985. (John Wilkins, CO)

5770 Defence Forces BC Unit 1346. Snippets of music audible with signal at at very low level. Was hoping for better, given the strength of 5985.87 on this day but not much better than usual and basically unusable. (John Wilkins, CO)

North Korea
6285, 1014. Voice of Korea. English service with newscast. Signal good and //9335 fair. (Harold Sellers-BC, Canada)

11730 Radio Pilipinas *1730-1810.+ Opening music and sign-on to routine with ID's in several languages including English and mentioned also 11880, 15285, and one other 15 mHz frequency. None of those heard but did hear 11890 in parallel with 11730, with 11890 fair and 11730 good. Sign-on was followed by female announcer with Tagalog news. English identification again at 1800, followed by more talk. (John Wilkins, CO)

15190, Radio Philippines, 1730-1830. Identification: "Radio Philippines Broadcasting Service, the oversea service of Philippines Broadcasting Service." Comments in English to Philippine songs. Interference, at moments from Radio Inconfidencia. SINPO 33433. (Manuel Méndez/Cumbre DX)

Sri Lanka
13780, Deutsche Welle relay 2009. English features on the Middle East situation. SIO 3+54, signal fading. (Harold Frodge, MI/Cumbre DX)

6765.1USB, Bangkok Meteo 1255-1308. Weather in three languages and usual interval signal between segments. Fair signal and // to 8743U, poor signal. Checked an hour later and both freqs had improved a bit. (John Wilkins, CO)