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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