Friday, November 14, 2014

Blog Logs

All times UTC -frequencies in kilohertz // parallel station.
English unless otherwise indicated.
* sign-on sign-off*

logs edited for clarity as needed

4949.745, Rádio Nacional Angola. Portuguese program, poor signal into Germany at 2300. Signal S=6-7 or -80dBm strength. (W Bueschel wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

15476 Radio Nacional Archangel San Gabriel LRA36 (presumed). 2027-2035+. Station barely audible. Clatter burst interference 2059-2144:20.*  Signal improved to SIO=252+ with continuous music, no announcements, thumpity-thump and reggae music. Problems or experimenting?  Sudden
changes to signal strength up/down. Best in USB. (Harold Frodge-DXP/MARE 808)

15475.95, LRA36, Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1955. Spanish, local music, SINPO 22222. (Giroletti). Also heard at 2103-2121, three sessions playing easy-listening style of music, (SINPO15341). Carrier went off between 2143 and 2144. (Harold Sellers, BC Canada/DXW # 518)

Ascension Island
15400 BBC 1956,SIO-233. Talk about Rob and Marie app on smart phone, "Rahmin Shop” Japanese joint on “Boston Calling” program. This is
role reversal, BBC using a program produced by WGBH, the PBS station in Boston. (Racenis/MARE 808)

4835, VL8A, Alice Springs, NT, 1125-1130. Song ”Bridge over troubled water” Simon & Garfunkel to station ID.SINPO 34343. (Wagai). Also heard in South Africa at 1653 with chat, interview, telephone numbers, SINPO 32433. (Bell). Also heard on the Canary Islands at 1810-1825. English comments, "Good Morning", musical songs (SINPO 24322). (Manuel Méndez/DXW 518)

9745, Radio Bahrain, Abu Hayan, 2251-2321. Heard from Perseus site in Scotland. Contemporary Middle East vocals with recorded program ID by man at 2253 as "98.4." Brief Arabic announcements and back into music, (SINPO 3-43533) Interference from Han Sheng Voice of Kuanghua. (Churchill/DXW 518)

15105 Bangladesh Betar, 1250-1259:30* English news to 1254 to "now an English song." Station ID/closedown at 1259. SIO=3+33 with 15110 splash interference. (Frodge)
3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 2300-2310. Local noise observed under vernacular (Wilkner/DXW 518. Additional Bolivians noted as; 4409.8, Radio Eco, Reyes, 2320-2355. Spanish program of music, deep fades and high noise level. (Nilsson and Wilkner) 4699.9, Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, 1000-1020 and 2255-2310. Spanish programming with fair signal. (Wilkner) 5580.34, Radio San José, San José de Chiquitos, 2355-0020. Deep fades in Spanish. (Wilkner). Also heard at 0210-0220 in Spanish (SINPO 25232. (Petersen/DXW 518)

5939.75 Radio Voz Missionaria (presumed) 2253-2311.+ Pastor's Portuguese text to "Musica do Brasil" promo. Series of transmissions and presumed station ID with mentions of "kilohertz" and "potencia." Music at 2303. SIO 353 (Frodge)

6000, Radio Guaiba, Porto Alegre, RS, 0100. Announcements in Portuguese. Music clips to station ID. SINPO-42333. (Bell). Still heard at 0730-0750, in Portuguese with news, "5 y 32", "bo día", at 0735 Brazilian songs, ID: "Rádio Guaiba". SINPO 24322. (Méndez/DXW 518)

6010, Radio Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte, MG, 0215. Slow romantic pop songs, short ID, SINPO-45444. (Bell). Also heard at 0701-0718, Portuguese program "Tren Caipira", "Agora 5 y 15, Tren Caipira, o som da nossa terra", SINPO 24322  // with 15190. (Méndez/DXW 518)

9819.87, Radio 9 de Julho, São Paulo, SP, 0350. Male pastor in Portuguese with instrumental music backing. SINPO 44444. (Bell). Also heard at 0733-0750 with Portuguese newscast: "O tempo, 20º en São Paulo, bom dia, "A cor do Brasil", "Rádio 9 de Julho, repartindo companhia." SINPO 34433. (Méndez). Also heard in Japan at 0841-0848 with “Fascination” song by Nat King Cole, I felt fascination of this song again by Brazilian domestic broadcast, I’m feeling drifting of frequency is different from what it was two years ago. SINPO-34333. (Wagai/DXW 518)

11765 Super Radio Deus e Amor, Cuitaba. Good signal for religious text in Portuguese. Station jingle at 2230, to alternating religious talks from male/female duo, including crying and prayers. Two mentions of Brazil to station ID at 2241 as "Radio Deus e Amor", and no mention of "Super." (David Ross, Canada/MARE 808)

4885.018  Nice music signal into Boston-MA/NY-USA at 0802 UT on Nov 10, S=8-9, ZYG362 Rádio Clube do Pará, Belém PA, heavily disturbed by CODAR wiper signal in 4884 to 4914 kHz wideband range.(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

6070 CFRX 2309, SIO-555, "CFRB" ID to weather forecast and comments about winter weather coming. Canada's CB1 St. John's on 6160 heard (SIO-343), with winter storm warning for Labrador, "As It Happens" program (Racenis)

Tai Ho Hall-China Radio Int'l QSL (Gayle Van Collection)
3900.00, Hulun Buir PBS, Hailar, Nei Menggu, 2315-2325. Chinese talk. SINPO-25332. (Petersen) Additonal CHinese monitored as; 3950.00, Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, 2320-2330 with Chinese report. SINPO 45444 // 5060 (45444). Xinjiang PBS has reoccupied all their usual winterfrequencies! (Petersen) 3990.00, Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, 2325-2335. Uyghur announcement to folk music. SINPO-55444 // 4980 (SINPO 45344). (Petersen) 4750.00, Voice of China, Hailar, Nei Menggu, 2345-2355. Chinese talk, 15322 // 4800. SINPO-45344. (Petersen) 4850.00, Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, 2350-2400. Kazakh talk with piano in the background, 2359 jingle and timesignal, ID: "Sinkiang khale." SINPO 555344 // 6015 (45444) which was disturbed by Radio Romania Int. until 2356.* (Adrian Petersen/DXW 518)

7515, Radio Free Chosun, 1312. Announcer's Koean text very weak. Musical interludes between program segments and lady's features. Audible on NLD SDR (Van Horn).

9330, Radio Free North Korea 1255. Korean programming of text, Asian music, ID routine at 1300. Program features with conversations. (Van Horn)

12115, Radio Dialogue FM, Talata-Volonondry, Madagascar. Carrier on at 1557. Music began at 1559:30, 1600 man in Shona or Ndebele with announcements and talk over music until 1606:30. Many references to “Radio Dialogue FM.” SINPO-43443. (Sellers). Also heard at *1600-1700.*  Talks in Shona/Ndebele/English. Found here on their new B14 season frequency. SINPO-45444. (Ford). Also heard at 1632, in Shona or Ndebele to South Africa. (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria/DXW 518)

13800, Radio Dabanga via Talata-Volonondry, Madagascar. Program in Sudanese/Arabic with male/female announcer's talk to Arabic 1527-1529, possible mentions of a schedule, and heard "kilohertz." Arabic vocals and local stringed music tunes. (Frodge)

Voice of Wilderness via Dushanbe, Tajikistan (presumed), 1332. Poor signal for Korean service and heard under Radio Havana Cuba. Remained audible and able to detect language as Korean. Talk with religious text 1332-1342. Gospel music 1342-45. No station ID heard (Ross)

6010, La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, 0750-0810. Religious comments by Martin Stendall, Spanish, interference from Radio Inconfidencia. 23222. (Méndez/playdx)

4765 Radio Progreso, Havana, 0214. Spanish programming of musical ballads 0214-0223. Male announcer in Spanish with several mentions of Cuba, followed by newscast as "Noticias" at 0225. (Ross)

6050, HCJB, La Voz de los Andes, Pichincha, 0828-0836. Anthem, Quechua service, "HCJB Quito, 690 AM, onda corta 6050", comments. SINPO 24322. (Méndez)

RTV Algerienne QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
11775, RTV Algerienne via Issoudun, France. Monitored from 2025 in Arabic including progrmming of text, conversation, and Arabic vocal music. (SIO 434) Station's sign-off at 2059. Also monitored on 9380 from 2035 with Qur'an program and text. Arabic ID at 2100 into French service with news, talk and pop style Arabic music. Call to Prayers/Qu'ran in Arabic 2115-2136. Arabic intro format to program featured segment and Arabic vocal music. French sign-off routine with ID and freqs from 2157-2159. Time-tips 2159 and immediately off. (Gayle Van Horn W4GVH/NC)

13590, Voice of America-Deewa Radio via Nauen, Germany. Pashto service heard at 1443 tune-in. Talk and mentions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Program abruptly off at 1458 without ID or sign-off routine. Noted parallel to audio streaming online (Ross)

15150 Athmeeya Yathra Radio via Nauen, Germany. Presumed this religious station from India. Local languages and poor signal quality - possibly Awadi service? Local Indian string music and lengthy text 1602-1610. No station ID noted (Ross)

4055, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, 0555-0617.* Station identification in various languages. "Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, Guatemala, Centroamérica". SINPO 14321. (Méndez)

4810, AIR, Bhopal, 1734-1735. English, news // with 5010, 4910, 4860. SINPO-24322. (Méndez) Additional AIR monitored as; 4860, AIR, Shimla, 1733-1735, English, news // with 5010, 4910. SINPO 24222. (Méndez) 4880, AIR, Lucknow, 1732-1735. English, news // with 5010, 4910. SINPO 24322. (Méndez) 4910, AIR, Jaipur 1731-1734. English news  // 5010. SINPO-24322. (Méndez) 5010, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, 1725-1741.* Hindi music, at 1730 English, news, "This is All India Radio", at 1735 in vernacular. SINPO-24322. (Méndez/playdx)

9760, Radio Nikkei. Second Program monitored at 0558-0642. Western pop tunes with occasional English announcements such as “We’ve got what you want.”, “Good music keeps you going.”, “Making...with some great music.” At 0641 station ID as “you’re listening to the R-N-2.” - Fair, // 6115 very weak. Also heard the previous night, at 0700-0730 with same English programming and ID at 0730 as “You’re listening to R-N-2. Sit back, relax and enjoy.” (Sellers-BC)

ELWA QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
4760 ELWA (presumed) 2342-2401:43.* Male announcer's weak signal, but traditional religious hymns to national anthem at 0000:30. Best in either SSB. Noted also 2322-0000.* Low-key religious music and some in english to announcer at 2356:21--no copy--back to music at 2357. Off without anthem or ID.(Frodge/Racenis)

5995, Radio Mali, Bamako, 0607-0630. French comments, "Bon jour a touts, la Radio National." Good signal all days in Playa Blanca. SINPO-34433. (Méndez) 9635, Radio Mali, Bamako, 1445-1615 in French with comments and African songs. Station identification -"Radio Mali". Good to fair signal all days in Playa Blanca, listened too with Tecsun PL 310ET and telescopic antenna. SINPO- 34433. (Méndez/playdx)

North Korea
9730, Voice of Korea at 0628 in English with band music and patriotic song. Signal fair, //9445 fair, 7220 poor. (Sellers) North Korea's KCB on 9850, 1402-1425. Korean text barely audible. Noted // 6185 Khz on NLD SDR (Van Horn).

15140 Radio Sultantate of Oman, 1423-1431+. Rock music to 1429+ message "Do more of what you love" to "Radio Sultantate of Oman 94 FM."  English newscast. SIO=353+ (Frodge) Station monitored 1445 (SIO-344) with station identification, pop music, and Arabic talks from announcer (Racenis)

9930 T8WH (presumed) 1255-1300+ "Christ Gospel Broadcast" to 1300, followed by "Hearts Around the World." SIO=353+ (Frodge)