Monthly Archives: July 2015

A few logs from today, 26th July 2015

After a break from SWL due to work, garden and other things I finally managed today to get some listening time. Although much of what I heard is fairly standard fare, R. Zanzibar was a new one for me.

I usually do most of my listening in the evening, so being able to hear The Mighty KBC this morning was nice. I also noticed just how noisy a lot of the bands are during the day, especially 31m. I don’t know if the QRM/QRN is locally produced (i.e. man-made) or was caused by the current weather.

All stations heard, as usual, using a Tecsun PL-600, 15m longwire antenna fed to the Tecsun via a 9:1 balun, thence to a home brew pre-selector, and on to the Tecsun. The pre-selector peaks signals nicely, and removes some of the image frequencies the ‘600 can be plagued with.

13635 Khz Turkey V.O. Turkey 09:06 UTC Music. Traditional and rock. SINPO: 54455 2015-07-26

17690 Khz Kuwait R. Free Afghanistan 09:24 UTC Vernacular. Discussion program with male announcer. SINPO: 22222 2015-07-26

9510 Khz Romania IRRS 09:43 UTC English. Religious broadcast SINPO: 43333 2015-07-26

6095 Khz Germany The Mighty KBC 09:50 UTC English. Music and chat. SINPO: 54444 2015-07-26

9310 Khz Sri Lanka VOA Deewa Radio 15:54 UTC Pashto. ID at 15:55 followed by news ofr some sort. Quite noisy with QSB SINPO: 43333 2015-07-26

9605 Khz Singapore BBCWS 16:02 UTC Hindu. News SINPO: 43333 2015-07-26

15140 Khz India A.I.R 16:28 UTC Russian. Pop music. ID at 16:30. Transmitter appears to have hum problems SINPO: 43344 2015-07-26

7245 Khz Tajikistan V. Tajik 17:54 UTC Persian. Male and female ann. Music and chat. SINPO: 32233 2015-07-26

7280 Khz Vietnam V. Vietnam 18:05 UTC Spanish. Male announcer. ACI from CRI on 7275 SINPO: 32233 2015-07-26

7425 Khz Thailand BBCWS 18:12 UTC Dari. Male announcer SINPO: 44444 2015-07-26

7445 Khz Madagascar BBCWS 18:16 UTC English. World news. Covering the Saudi Prince visit to France and closing a beach. SINPO: 43333 2015-07-26

11735 Khz Zanzibar ZBC 18:24 UTC Swahili. Male announcer. SINPO: 33333 2015-07-26

7480 Khz Pridnestrovie R.Payam e-Doost 18:29 UTC Farsi. male and female announcers. Music and chat. Some distortion on the signal SINPO: 43333 2015-07-26

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Euro Radio: a new short wave radio broadcaster out of Europe?

From Thomas at the SWLing Post blog:

EuroRadioSWLing Post reader, Neil Gates, comments:

“Euro Radio is Europe’s brand new commercial shortwave station which will begin broadcasting on August 1st 2015.

Visit our Facebook page for updates. facebook.com/euroradio6205

Many thanks, Neil.  I have checked the Euro Radio Facebook page and it appears they will broadcast on 6205 kHz AM, starting August 1st, 2015. I haven’t seen a schedule at this point, nor noted their transmitter location.

UPDATE: SWLing Post reader, Jarno, writes:

Looks like Euro Radio 6205 is a pirate and not an official station

Found some info –http://members7.boardhost.com/PirateRadio/msg/1434464301.html

Greek 2kw transmitter but no location yet….

 

Thanks, Jarno!

Upcoming frequency change of Vatican Radio from July 19

From Bulgarian DX Blog:

Upcoming frequency change of Vatican Radio from July 19

VATICAN(non)   Upcoming frequency change of Vatican Radio from July 19
1230-1300 NF 11845 TAC 100 kW / 056 deg to FERu Russian, ex 11850*
// frequency 15370 PHT 250 kW / 332 deg to FERu Russian, unchanged
* to avoid All India Radio in Chinese plus CNR 1 Jamming on 11855.

Garden DX-ing

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Bare-bones DXing in the garden:

Yesterday evening was very pleasant weather wise so whilst dinner was finishing cooking, I took the Tecsun PL-600 out to the garden table and logged the following just using the built-in whip. Well not quite ‘bare-bones’ as I had the laptop to confirm schedules and use my logging program. But it was away from the RFI (laptop on battery) and it’s interesting what can be logged without using an external antenna.

15190 Khz Phillipines R. Philipinas 19:20 UTC Philipino. Music and chat. Should be English according to the schedules. SINPO: 33333 2015-07-07

15245 Khz North Korea V.O. Korea 19:35 UTC Spanish. Military music followed by ID at 19:37 SINPO: 43333 2015-07-07

15400 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 19:38 UTC English. Discussion about Bitcoin SINPO: 33333 2015-07-07

15480 Khz Madagascar AWR 19:45 UTC Arabic. Female announcer. Mention of Michael Angelo SINPO: 43333 2015-07-07

Radio Free Sarawak back on the air

From the SWL-DXing blog and the Radio Free Sarawak Facebook page:

Tune in later tonight for our latest episode of Radio Free Sarawak through our website radiofreesarawak.org or listen in via Shortwave: 15420 kHZ at 6:30PM to 8.00PM LOCAL, 1100-12.30 UTC

On today’s show we speak to Vernon Kedit, PKR Betong spokesperson who received complaints regarding Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Betong were told that ‪#‎Arabic‬ language was compulsary for the 60 per cent ‪#‎Orang‬ Asal who are non-Muslim student population.

The Sabah State Government has failed to protect NCR land in Sabah. We speak to Jannie Lasimbang about on how it effect the Orang Asal in Sabah and how Orang Asal will cope the issues.

Selangau folk at Sungai Tau against the State decision to measure perimeter survey on their land as claimed says the land will be taken by the company to build quarry. We speak to Suring from Sungai Tau.

Finally Kampung Lebur folk in Serian refuse Baru Bian offer to settled their ‪#‎NCR‬ land case. We get the latest update from the Sarawak Dayak Association (SADIA) HQ on the issues.

Tune in for all this and more, plus our daily Borneo Bulletin! Enjoy! Semua kitak tauk bejako!