Monthly Archives: July 2014

Recent Logs

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.

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Logs 13th – 17th July

A bit of a late posting of logs from last week, but unfortunately life here has been somewhat hectic.

Conditions on the bands have been quite variable, with some grey line listening bringing some of the unusual ones. Anyway, here are the logs.

21780 Khz Rwanda DW 18:08 UTC Hausa. Male and female announcers. ID at 18:10. Kigali relay. Slight fading. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-13

17885 Khz Ascension Island BBC 18:13 UTC French. Male and female announcers. Ascension Island relay. SINPO: 43333 2014-07-13

17860 Khz Madagascar DW 18:21 UTC Hausa. Male announcer. Madagascar relay SINPO: 33333 2014-07-13

15710 Khz Egypt R.Cairo 18:47 UTC Hausa. MAle announcer. Usual poor modulation SINPO: 33333 2014-07-13

6050 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 21:06 UTC Chinese. Non-stop pop music. ID at 21:17 SINPO: 33333 2014-07-15

6115 Khz Phillipines R. Veritas Asia. 21:20 UTC Chinese. Sort of chant followed by discussion (possibly with the singers as it sounded live in the studio). SINPO: 33333 2014-07-15

6135 Khz South Korea KBS 21:34 UTC Korean. Just make out male and female talking with jingles. SINPO: 32233 2014-07-15

6180 Khz Argentina R. Nacional Amazonia 21:38 UTC Portugese. Female announcer. Sounds like news. ID at 21:40 SINPO: 33333 2014-07-15

6280 Khz Taiwan SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng 21:42 UTC Chinese. Talking with male and female announcer .  Some music SINPO: 22222 2014-07-15

6280 Khz Taiwan SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng 21:26 UTC Chinese. Male and female announcers with music. SINPO: 22222 2014-07-17

15245 Khz North Korea V.O. Korea 21:30 UTC English. ‘Admiration for Previously Great Men’ !. Male and female announcers. Military music. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-17

15345 Khz Argentina R.Argentina al Exterior 21:36 UTC German. female announcer with mention of Obama and Guantanamo Bay. Some QSB SINPO: 43344 2014-07-17

15550 Khz USA WJHR 21:41 UTC English. Sounds like religious broadcast. SINPO: 32233 2014-07-17

15580 Khz Botswana VOA 21:47 UTC English. Pop music (reggae). Top Twenty run down male announcer . Some deep QSB at times and quite noisy. Sign off at 22:00. Moapeng Hill relay SINPO: 43344 2014-07-17

15610 Khz USA WEWN 22:03 UTC English. Jim Blackburn guest with phone-in program SINPO: 54455 2014-07-17

15685 Khz Guam AWR 22:06 UTC Chinese. Female announcer followed by music. Guam relay. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-17

Logs for 11th July

15140 Khz Oman R. Sultanate of Oman 20:43 UTC Arabic. Discussion program with Arabic music interludes. SINPO: 44444 2014-07-11

15170 Khz Romania RRI 20:47 UTC English. Presentation about the Freedom of the Press in Europe. Problems facing the Romanian Press. Today is World Press Day. Part of the ‘Future Starts Today’ program. SINPO: 55555 2014-07-11

15245 Khz North Korea V.O. Korea 20:53 UTC French. ID at 20:53 followed by news. Mention of Afganistan SINPO: 43344 2014-07-11

15420 Khz USA WBCQ 20:57 UTC English. Religious broadcast  followed by ID at 20:59. Requests for broadcasters to join ‘WBCQ Free Speech Radio’. Sign-off at 21:00. Only receivable by using ECSS SINPO: 32233 2014-07-11

15415 Khz Australia R. Australia 21:01 UTC English. Pacific Beat program. V. Poor reception, ECSS used SINPO: 32222 2014-07-11

15580 Khz Botswana VOA 21:05 UTC English. Moapeng relay. African music. SINPO: 43344 2014-07-11

Logs for 7th July

Had a very enjoyable hour+ listening tonight. R. Kuwait’s English service was booming in, as was WEWN and WRMI. R. Argentina was a lot stronger than I have heard it just lately, even with grey line help.

I have not heard Glenn Hauser’s world of radio transmissions before, so that was a very enjoyable and informative 25 minutes.

15345 Khz Argentina R. Argentina 20:40 UTC French. French music and chat with male announcer.Some QSB. SINPO: 43333 2014-07-07

15540 Khz Kuwait R. Kuwait 20:50 UTC English. ID at 20:50 followed by Middle Eastern and World  news. This was followed by financial news. Sports news at 20:5. Weather at 20:56 with max temp 47C min 29C ! Music up to the hour. S/O at 20:59  with frequencies and times of transmissions. SINPO: 54444 2014-07-07

15610 Khz USA WEWN 21:02 UTC English. Religious discussion about children and the numbers that families have. SINPO: 44444 2014-07-07

15770 Khz USA WRMI 21:05 UTC English. Glenn Hausers World of Radio No 1728. Until 21:30 WRM ID followed. SINPO: 44444 2014-07-07

Reception reports were emailed to R. Kuwait and WRMI.