Friday, September 23, 2011

Blog Logs

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

Logs edited for clarity

2485, VL8-K (Katherine) Australian ABC-NT Service. Channel wiped out by strong digital signal from unid utility station, making it impossible to determine if Australia is coming thru this morning or not. Utility signal not heard for two days. Noted yesterday station was not audible. Only traces of carrier on 2310 and 2325 then and today. (Rick Barton, AZ)

4750, Bangladesh Betar, 1403. Have not heard this one in awhile. Distinctive bagpipes to subcontinent music and 1405 news in what sound like Bengali. Holding its own against RRI and CNR1 (China) interference (Ton Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4795.937, Radio Lipez, 0955-1005. Female announcer in Spanish with comments only periodically as the signal was very weak. They seemed to be having problems this morning (Chuck Bolland, FL)

5952.376, Emisoras Pio XII, 1025-1035. With a fair signal in the clear, noted two males
presenting the world news in Spanish language. Heard a number of place names included. Signal was fair. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

6134.795, Radio Santa Cruz, 1016-1030. Female announcer giving a lesson of some kind
as she recites instructions or letters. She is joined by a male who also recites instructions. Signal is good compared to what it was 45 minutes ago which was poor. (Chuck Bolland, FL).

11765.067, Super Radio de Deus e Amor, 2345-0007. Noted religious preaching and comments in Portuguese. On the 0001 hour noted a canned ID with frequencies which I didn't understand due to poor language skills. Signal was fair however. This was a tip from Albert Muick who says this station is testing but is already listed on this freq in the WRTH. Heard a weaker signal on parallel frequency of 9565 kHz. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

6030, Calgary - CFVP relaying CKMX (AM 1060). A clear Monday (UT)with no Radio Martí and no Cuban jamming, 0308 “The Lone Ranger Rides Again, Hi-Ho, Silver! Away!” radio drama.
Complete with Rossini’s William Tell Overture (as a kid, my first experience with classical music!). B interference from Radio Oromiya (Ethiopia) with their interval signal on at 0326, at 0337 start of “Gunsmoke” cowboy drama. ID at 0441 “Southern Alberta’s hometown radio station Classic Country AM ten sixty.” “Somebody’s Knockin” Terri Gibbs, “Sundown” Gordon Lightfoot. Decent signal coming through the local noise with 100 watts. MP3 audio of ID and song (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9650, Korean BS relay, 1200. Co-Channel North Korean interval signal playing over announcer with sign-on of KBS via Sackville, to news read by Angie Park. South Korea wins today's "battle of the bands", as Park's voice cuts thru the interference very well . (Rick Barton, AZ)

6100, China Radio Int'l, 1225. Female announcer in Russian, including mentions of CRI at 1230 and web address. (Rick Barton, AZ)

6035, PBS Yunnan/Voice of Shangri-La, 1253. In Vietnamese. Good to hear they still have the distinctive “This is the Voice of Shangri-La, brought to you by Yunnan Radio.” Then into Chinese programming. Better than heard during the summer, but still adjacent interference. This year not even a hint of BBS/Bhutan. MP3 audio at . Tough to copy through adjacent interference, but English ID is there. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4055, Radio Verdad, 0350. Light piano religious music (even heard Amazing Grace) into ID on the hour and more music. Annoying het started at 0403 and made the listening unbearable. Just a carrier, no modulation, so causing difficulties. (Al Muick, PA)

4775, All India Radio, Imphal, 1350. One of their best receptions. Interview to subcontinent music. Series of ads.ews at 1400 in Hindi. CODAR interference. Unfortunately the other Northeast India station at Shillong on 4970 was off the air today. MP3 audio has ads at (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX).

4749.966, RRI Makassar, 0947-1000. Male announcer's comments for a few moments, followed by music. After one tune, a female joins with comments. Language sounded like Indonesian. Lot's of noise this morning as the signal was poor. (Chuck Bolland, FL)

15355 Radio Oman. English news read by female announcer, including the final item regarding the crisis in the Eurozone. Pop vocal to British accented announcer with local news that appears to have been mostly just read from the Muscat Daily (he pronounced it like the gun - Musket!) Newspaper, including mention of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and local social events. Each item was followed by a snippet of Dave Brubeck ‘Take 5’ and concluded with mention of ‘hot and sunny’ weather in Muscat. US pop music program, no actual station ID, but format fits. SINPO began as 2+4+43+3+ but fading. (Zichi; MI/ (MARE 644)

6173.962, Radio Tawantinsuyo, 1020-1030. Very poor signal with a male's Spanish comments. Signal is covered by a couple of strong stations that are making it impossible to hear any real details, but Tawantinsuyo is definitely in there.(Chuck Bolland, FL).

9465, Family Radio relay, 1045. Pastor Harold Camping with bible study lesson. Will be interested to see if they recycle reruns of Open Forum. (Rick Barton, AZ)

Sri Lanka
12150, Voice of America relay, 1215. Current events in English with emphasis on China, Taiwan, Korea, and Asia. Very good signal. (Rick Barton, AZ)