Some of the loggings from the last few days.
17550 Khz Kuwait R. Kuwait 20:29 UTC Arabic. Discussion program. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-23
17510 Khz Romania RRI 20:31 UTC English. Radio newsreel. News about Ukraine, MH17 etc SINPO: 54455 2014-07-23
15610 Khz USA WEWN 20:38 UTC English. Discussion program. Male announcer SINPO: 44444 2014-07-23
15550 Khz USA WJHR 20:43 UTC English. Discussion program with male announcer. Quite high ACI from R. Kuwait on 15540 SINPO: 22222 2014-07-23
15420 Khz USA WBCQ The Planet 20:47 UTC English. Male announcer with sermon SINPO: 33333 2014-07-23
15345 Khz Argentina R.Argentina al Exterior 20:49 UTC French. Male announcer with discussion program plus music. ID at 20:50 SINPO: 33333 2014-07-23
9265 Khz USA WINB 20:54 UTC Dance-band music. English. ID at 20:55 SINPO: 32222 2014-07-23
9330 Khz China Firedrake 21:04 UTC Non-stop music with occasional exitable announcements from male and female announcers in Chinese. Assuming FD as RFA from Tinian would not be at this strength. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-23
9390 Khz Thailand R. Thailand 21:07 UTC Thai. female announcer with what sounds like news. Followed by music. ID in English, “This is HSK9 Radio Thailands World Service ” with jingles at 21:13 SINPO: 54444 2014-07-23
9625 Khz Bolivia R. Fides 21:30 UTC Spanish. Music and chat.Heavy ACI from REE and VOA. SINPO: 33333 2014-07-23
9500 Khz China CNR1 21:30 UTC Chinese. Female announcer. Heavy static crashes SINPO: 32222 2014-07-30
9515 Khz China CNR2 21:33 UTC Chinese. Male announcer with discussion and music. SINPO: 32222 2014-07-30
17860 Khz Madagascar DW 18:04 UTC Hausa. Female announcer. ID at 18:05. Madagascar relay. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-31
17895 Khz USA VOA 18:08 UTC English. Male and female announcers with World news including the Ebola outbreak. Greenville. SINPO: 43344 2014-07-31
15505 Khz Bangladesh Bangladesh Batar 18:21 UTC Vernacular. Chat and music with male announcers SINPO: 43333 2014-07-31
4976 Khz Uganda R. Uganda 20:34 UTC Vernacular. Male announcer with talk followed by local music. SINPO: 22222 2014-07-31
6080 Khz Botswana VOA 21:05 UTC English. Top Twenty countdown on VOA Music Mix Great music program. Botswana relay SINPO: 43444 2014-07-31
An interesting one this evening on 6150 which did not announce an ID but just had the following, in several languages: ‘This is Europe 24 Information and Entertainment for whole of Europe’. This was followed by music then the cycle starts again. It sounds like a test transmission, but whether pirate or commercial I know not. If anyone has any info please comment as I would like to know who it is.
I put together a SO-239 to 3.5mm jack conversion gadget tonight so that I can plug my long wire into the Tecsun PL-600. Great on the higher bands but with the Tecsun’s imaging problems not too much good on the tropical bands. It’s a shame as the Tecsun’s sensitivity is as good as the FRG-7, and has the benefit of a narrow filter and attenuator. And of course digital readout. But the ghosts and images it produces doesn’t make it a serious contender to the FRG. But then it’s a £60 portable compared to a comms receiver so I shouldn’t be surprised. I would have thought though that the double conversion would reduce the images better than it does.
I will include pics of the conversion gadget in a future post.