Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Logs

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

logs edited for clarity

9745, Radio Bahrain, 2335-2355. Carrier + USB. Local Middle Eastern style music. Indigenous vocals. Arabic talk. Weak. Poor signal with adjacent channel splatter. (Brian Alexander, PA)

5952.42, Radio Pio Doce, Llalagua, 1015. All alone on with fair signal but deep in a sea of static and ambient noise at 1014 - 1035 tune-out. Same two-man morning 'noticiero' in Spanish previously noted in February. Male announcer's alternate items with musical stingers in-between. Frequent time checks and mentions of Llallagua, Oruro, Bolivia, etc. (Ralph Perry, IL/Cumbre DX)

5952.42, Radio Pio Doce, 0125-0150, Spanish talk. Spanish pop music. Bolivian music. Weak but readable. (Brian Alexander, PA)

6165, Radio Netherlands relay, 1130, Spanish. Interval signal to ID. Station sign-on to news and headlines. Fair signal quality. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada)

4879.79v, Radio Roraima, 0315-0404.* Brazilian ballads. Portuguese announcements. ID. Sign off with National anthem. Their usual wobbly, unstable carrier. Some distortion but readable. Was on 4879.79 at tune-in, drifting up to 4879.88 by sign off. (Brian Alexander, PA)

4880.18v, Radio Roraima, 0310-0402.* Brazilian ballads. Portuguese announcements. ID at 0319. Closing announcements at 0357. National anthem at 0358. Not quite as distorted tonight and actually able to copy program details, but still a wobbly, unstable carrier. And still way off nom 4875. Was on 4880.13 at 0310 and drifted up to 4880.18 by sign off. Also heard 4 ½ hours later at 0833, but just a blob of noise at that time. March 15. (Brian Alexander, PA)

6070 Radio Capital 0843-0855. Portuguese programming with audience but couldn't really tell if religious in nature. Talked with different people including child. Mentions of Brasil. Mentions of "a Voz de ??" with many many AM frequencies and stations - including at least one shortwave frequency. Sao Paulo given, so apparently stations in the network. Full Radio Capital ID announcements with frequencies, then promo. Time check by lady then into pleasant middle-of-the road Brazilian music. Live announcements and possible station ID and "Bon Dia." Mixing a little wITH CFRB. Glad to finally get this one. (Dave Valko, PA/HCDX)

9564.87, Super Rádio Deus é Amor, 0315-0325. Usual emotional Portuguese preacher. // 11764.98 - both frequencies weak. (Brian Alexander, PA)

6115, Voice of Strait noted in passing at 1007, noted // 4940, but later at 1044 NOT // 6115 much stronger signal (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

4780, Radio Djibouti, *0300-0330. Sign on with national anthem and Arabic talk. Local chants at 0301:30. Arabic talk at 0311. Some indigenous music. Weak in thunderstorm static. (Brian Alexander, PA)

Equatorial Guinea
5005, Radio Nacional, Bata, *0453-0515. Sign on with local African music. Spanish talk. National anthem at 0508. Afro-pop music. Weak. Poor in noisy conditions. Nothing heard on 6250 at various checks between 0500-0635. (Brian Alexander, PA)

9705, Radio Ethiopia, *0258-0315. Sign on with interval signal and opening announcements. National anthem at 0259 followed by talk in Amharic. Horn of Africa music. Poor and weak signal. (Brian Alexander, PA)

7205, Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, Program 1, 0305-0330. Horn of Africa music. Vernacular talk. Poor to fair with some amateur radio interference. (Brian Alexander, PA)

7175, Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea, Program 2, 0305-0330. Horn of Africa music. Vernacular talk. Poor to fair with amateur radio interference. (Brian Alexander, PA)

11600, Radio Télévision Libye - Radio Libye, *1636-1806.* Sign on with French talk. Lite instrumental music. IDs. French pop ballads. Fair to good signal. (Brian Alexander, PA)

5010.00, Radio Madagasikara, 0224-0245. Carrier + USB. Tune-in to Afro-pop music. Twent five second interval signal at 0228 followed by choral national nthem. Opening ID announcements at 0231. Malagasy talk. Sounds of chickens and roosters. Local Afro-pop music. Fair signal. (Brian Alexander, PA)

9635, RTVM, 0820-0850, vernacular talk. Some rustic tribal music. Fair to good signal strength but very weak modulation. (Brian Alexander, PA)

4755.44, PMA-The Cross Radio, 0914-0925. Syndicated Christian religious program “Walk in the Word” (Box 5368, Elgin, IL 60121) 0925-0959 contemporary Christian songs Station ID at 0959 and time check. Into another at 1000. Edited MP3 audio posted at (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

9690, Voice of Nigeria, 0820-0910. Talk in listed Hausa. Some local music. Into English programming at 0900 with news. IDs. Fair signal but slight hum in audio. (Brian Alexander, PA)

North Korea
6285, Voice of Korea, 1137 French. Choral music to station ID and news. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada).

Papua New Guinea
3260, NBC Madang, 0935-1000. News in English on PNG People’s Labor Party 10th anniversary, schedule of events for the visit to PNG by religious leader, etc. Signal poor-fair // 3205 NBC Sandaun (poor-fair), 3305 NBC Western (poor-fair) and 3365 NBC Milne Bay (poor) not // after 1000. This was the longest news program in English that I have heard from PNG and perhaps due to the upcoming elections. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

3325, NBC Bougainville, 1000-1005. Tok Pisin with the news - seemed // 3205 NBC Sandaun and 3305 NBC Western. No RRI interference after 1005 NBC Sandaun not // (local ID). Signal weak. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

3385, NBC East New Britain back on the air after being off for a while, 1127-1237.* (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

6010, "Radio Rossii Kamchatka"/GTRK Kamchatka, via the Yelizovo transmitter site on the Kamchatka peninsula,0710. Start of their local and regional programming. Used new chimes theme music at 0710, 0729 and 0740. Interviews at 0730 to 0737 local “Kamchatka” news. More interviews and some phone calls. Tuned out at 0750. Scheduled till 0800 - fair-good reception. Edited MP3 audio posted at (Ron Howard,CA/Cumbre DX)

South Korea
6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1 (presumed), 0945-1002. Cmpletely in the clear of any jamming. In Korean with pips at 1000 UTC. Signal poor-fair with some adjacent interference. (Ron Howard, CA/Cumbre DX)

Sri Lanka
7575, Voice of America relay, 1212 English. News reports by female hostess to station ID. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada)

11905, SLBC, *0020-0045. Sign on with local drums. National anthem at 0021 followed by more local drums and local music. Opening Hindi announcements at 0025. Religious recitations at 0026 and Hindi vocals. Hindi talk at 0030 and subcontinental music. Fair and very weak // 7189.77 - with amateur radio interference. (Brian Alexander, PA)

9694.91 Radio Taiwan International, 1143. End of Jazz song, program name announced followed by talk and bits of English. COntest announcement to 1158 station ID. (Dave Valko, PA/HCDX)

6220, WYFR/Family Radio relay,1113, Burmese. Hymns and religious talks. Family Radio theme music to ID. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada)

5915, ZNBC, *0241-0255. Sign on with Fish Eagle interval signal. Choral national anthem at 0247. Local music and vernacular talk at 0249. Poor and weak signal. (Brian Alexander, PA)