Monday, August 27, 2012

Blog Logs

All times UTC

// parallel frequency *sign-on / sign-off*

logs edited for clarity

4949.76, Radio Nacional de Angola, Mulevos, 2134. African hilife tune mixed with carrier. SINPO 22252(Liangas). Also heard at 2320-2330 with Portuguese talk and music. SINPO 35333. (Anker Petersen, Denmark/DX Window 461).

9745, Radio Bahrain, Abu Hayan, 2138. Arabic music for clear frequency. (Liangas/DX Window 461).

6134.84, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 2335-0044. Spanish programming and talk to advertisements and music. Up-tempo tunes with vocal backing and trumpets. SINPO 33333 and adjacent interferences noted. (Bell/Petersen/DX Window 461)

4845.2, Radio Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus AM. 2250 with Portuguese sports coverage for poor signal quality (SIO 242) (D'Amico/DX WIndow 461).

11855, Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP, 2023-2026. Portuguese text and Brazilian music. SINPO 25332 (Mille/DX WIndow 461).

15191.5, Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG, 1231. Male/female host chatting in Portuguese to music clips, station ID and ads. Signal weak. (Bell/DX Window 461).

6059.810, Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba PR, Brazil (tentative).Noted at
0420, just underneath Radio Havana Cuba in Spanish on even 6060. ((wb, wwdxc BC-DX Top News 1079)

6160.9, CKZN St. John's Newfoundland 0156-0212. English talk to 0159 and "CBC Radio Network" ID, followed by promos and CBC News at 0200. Signal poor to fair. (Rich D'Angelo/DX Window 461).

Congo Democratic Republic
5066.3, Radio Tele Candip, Bunia, 0319. Soppy romantic Afropop to French announcement with two mentions of "Radio Candip." Announcer laughing to play of hi-life Afro tune with strong backing vocals and percussion. Surprisingly good signal. (Graham Bell-AFS/DX Window 461)

11890, (ex 6270) 2115-2245. Radio Cairo from Abu Zabaal in broken English, playing Arabic/Hindu music. ((wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews 1079)

4755.4 Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) country code +691. PMA - Cross Radio, Pacific Missionary Aviation, Pohnpe.S=8 signal strength noted on Queensland remote unit. Heard from 1045 to program closedown and sign-off at 1052. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews 1079)

15445.035. Odd frequency signal of KSDA AWR Guam in Kachin logged at 1300-1310. Musical AWR station identification by chorus at 1303. Spoken station ID at 1308. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews 1079)

15174.983. All India Radio-Delhi in Gujarati language via Goa Panaji. Signal poor - S=5 here in Germany. Scheduled 1515-1600. Sudden crash start at 1515. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews 1079)

3325, RRI Palangkarya, 1601-1640. Qu'ran reciations to male announcer's Bahasa Indonesia text to music clip. Station ID jingle, slow guitar music to male/female announcers' chatting. Fair signal.

4749.95 Also heard at 1532-1600.* Female singer with local romantic pop. Station ID jingle, more songs and occasional announcement in Bahasa Indonesian. Station sign-off with mention of Makassar. Signal fair. (Graham Bell-AFS/DX Window 461)

5964.71v, Klasik Nasional via Kajang site (near Kuala Lumpur), 1228-1245. Program in vernacular language with pop songs. Muslim call-to-prayer for the Isha (night) prayer. Frequent station IDs. Signal fair. Has been off frequency now for many years. MP3 audio at (Ron Howard,Asilomar State Beach, CA)

6089.840, Radio Nigeria, Kaduna. West African music at 0455. Signal hit heavily by female sermon on Carribean Beacon even 6090. And another string observed in between on 6089.952 kHz. A puzzle, could that be Brazil's Radio Bandeirantes ? (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews 1079)

Papua New Guinea
3260, NBC Madang, 1159-1204.* For over a week had been hearing this with a good signal before 1200. When I checked again later they were always off the air. So they are actually now suddenly going off the air much earlier than their normal sign off time. Bird call and start of the NBC National news on weekdays, but Christian religious song. Station identification and frequencies in Tok Pisin on Sunday. Phone dedications, transmitter off in mid-news \\ NBC Sandaun on 3204.96 which continued on after 1204.

Clearly here is another Papua New Guinea station that must be on a timer that automatically ends their transmitting day; just the way NBC East New Britain (3385 kHz) formerly did when they were on the air. (Ron Howard-CA/DX Window 461)

3915, Radio Fly via Kiunga, 1357-1405. Eclectic selections of music to Stevie Wonder “A Place In The Sun.” Kenny G “Winter Wonderland” to Scottish bagpipe music (rare to hear this on shortwave). Signal almost fair. MP3 audio posted at Noted that 5960 continues off the air (Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA)

17700, Radyo ng Bayan simulcast via Radio Pilipinas, 0235-0330.* Tuned in expecting the usual weekday programming in English, but instead found Tagalog, so I knew something different was going on. Numerous IDs for “Radyo ng Bayan, 738 kilohertz on the AM dial, Nationwide.” Signal of fair strength, but poor audio, and fairly garbled, but not enough to make it unintelligible. Observed 0328 the only ID heard for Radio Pilipinas, the Voice of the Philippines to national anthem and station off. Suspect was a special program regarding the death of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, as his body had just been found at sea after looking for it for several days, after a plane crash. He had been a part of President Aquino's cabinet (Ron Howard,Asilomar State Beach, CA)

6015 Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporporation, Zanzibar, 0358. Music clip, baby crying. Advertisements to male speaker with "ZBC Radio." Drums and wind instrument, time pips, news in Swahili. "ZBC Radio" again at 0405, followed by world news from Bamako, Abidjan, Tehran, Jeddah, headlines and another "ZBC Radio" followed by local song. Good signal. (Graham Bell-AFS/DX Window 461)