Despite my comments earlier re the poor shape of the HF bands, I did manage to log a number of interesting and DX stations today. Just goes to show how much conditions can change!
9475 Khz Australia R. Australia 13:15 UTC English. ‘Australia Music’ program. SINPO: 44444 2014-11-07
9645 Khz South Korea KBS World Radio 13:26 UTC Russian. Female announcer SINPO: 44444 2014-11-07
17640 Khz Sri Lanka DWL 14:20 UTC Pashto. Male announcer with what sounds like religious broadcast. Sri Lanka relay. SINPO: 43344 2014-11-07
17790 Khz USA Radio Africa No2 14:29 UTC English. ID at 14:29. Okeechobee, FL relay (WRMI). Followed by religious broadcast. SINPO: 33333 2014-11-07
17840 Khz Romania RRI 14:34 UTC Rock Music program. Top quality signal as ever from RRI. Male and female announcer. Romanian. SINPO: 54455 2014-11-07
15140 Khz Oman R. Sultan of Oman 14:43 UTC English. Female announcer. Back-end of a program about speeches from one of the Sultans. Followed by music and then a ‘Call to Prayers’. ID at 14:45 Followed by more music. SINPO: 54444 2014-11-07
15360 Khz South Africa R. France Intl 15:05 UTC Swahili. Male broadcaster. Meyerton relay SINPO: 33333 2014-11-07
15400 Khz Vatican City R.Tamazuj 15:10 UTC Arabic. Male announcer with mention of Sudan. Vatican City relay. SINPO: 54455 2014-11-07
15470 Khz Phillipines Vatican Radio 15:15 UTC Malayalam. Male broadcaster. Chat followed by Indian music. Tinang relay SINPO: 43333 2014-11-07
15495 Khz Guam AWR 15:20 UTC Telugu. Male announcer. Guam relay SINPO: 33333 2014-11-07
15505 Khz Bangladesh Bangladesh Betar 15:25 UTC Hindi. Male announcer SINPO: 54444 2014-11-07
7205 Khz Turkey V.O.Turkey 19:06 UTC German. Male announcer. Sounds like discussion about Turkish Sultans. SINPO: 54444 2014-11-07
7280 Khz Vietnam V.O. Vietnam 19:12 UTC English. Program about the poverty in some regions. Growing Chillie peppers, water melon and cucumbe instead of rice, as this is more profitable for the American market.
Followed by a program about a festival for the Mother Goddess. Belief in the Mother Goddess has been around for 1000’s of years.
Followed by music. Sign-off at 19:27 SINPO: 44444 2014-11-07
R. Tamazuj was a new one for me. Although relayed from the Vatican so not really DX it is one I haven’t heard before.
So yes, there is life on the bands after all. In future I won’t be so quick to bemoan the conditions!!