This last week has provided, once again, some good DX from S.E. Asia. Propagation conditions have been very good, with the Sun being particularly quiet just lately. A number of times I have experienced excellent reception during the grey line. To check on this I use GreyLineMap, a very useful online tool which is updated in real time. This has proved useful in the past to try and listen out for ABC Alice Springs on 4835 Khz.
Over the last few weeks, 25m has become my favourite band as it always seems to have something to listen. And, CRI has fewer frequencies on this band than most others, which is a bonus. As we move towards the equinox, it is supporting communication later in the day, usually going quiet around 20:00 UTC.
I received a beautiful QSL card this week from Geronimo Shortwave, a pirate broadcaster located in Holland I think. I have uploaded this to the Gallery page.
And so to this weeks logs.
9485 Khz Germany MV Baltic Radio 10:40 UTC German. Music and chat. SINPO: 43333 2016-02-21
9560 Khz Germany R Mi Amigo 11:09 UTC English. Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-02-21
6280 Khz Pirate Geronimo Shortwave 11:20 UTC English. Music and chat. Playing ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ AC DC. ID at 11:25 SINPO: 32233 2016-02-21
15215 Khz Germany R Oomrang 16:15 UTC English and German. Male announcer. Poor transmission quality so difficult to understand what they are talking about. SINPO: 21122 2016-02-21
11615 Khz Botswana Afia Darfur 18:15 UTC Arabic. Discussion program. SINPO: 43333 2016-02-21
11750 Khz Sri Lanka SBC 18:20 UTC Sinhalese. Phone-in program with music. SINPO: 54444 2016-02-21
11800 Khz South Africa R Japan 18:26 UTC Japanese Pop music. SINPO: 44444 2016-02-21
11735 Khz Zanzibar ZBC 19:19 UTC Swahili. Music and chat. ID at 19:21Started to fade at 19:30. Down to 32233. SINPO: 43344 2016-02-24
11750 Khz South Africa AWR 19:33 UTC Igbo. Some music and chat. SINPO: 44444 2016-02-24
11685 Khz Taiwan R Taiwan 15:25 UTC English. What sounds like a radio play starting at 15:26. ID at 15:30. SINPO: 32233 2016-02-27
11730 Khz Belarus R Belarus 15:37 UTC Russian. Music with male announcer. SINPO: 54455 2016-02-27
11730 Khz Guam KSDA 11:42 UTC Mandarin. Male announcer. Also R Belarus on the same frequency doing a head-to-head at about the same strength. SINPO: 43333 2016-02-28
15360 Khz Sri Lanka AWR 16:13 UTC Urdu. Male announcer SINPO: 44444 2016-02-28
11625 Khz Madagascar Vatican Radio 16:48 UTC Tigrinya. Male announcer. SINPO: 54444 2016-02-28
11645 Khz North Korea V O Korea 16:52 UTC English. Usual propaganda. SINPO: 32233 2016-02-28
11660 Khz Swaziland TWR 16:55 UTC Oromo. Female announcer. SINPO: 22222 2016-02-28
11860 Khz Saudi Arabia Yemen Radio 17:02 UTC Arabic. Male announcer SINPO: 21122 2016-02-28
12015 Khz North Korea V O Korea 17:06 UTC French. Military music. Good strength but poor modulation SINPO: 33333 2016-02-28
12065 Khz Australia R Australia 17:08 UTC English. Discussion about Beethoven symphonies. SINPO: 43333 2016-02-28
5855 Khz Northern Marianas RFA 18:12 UTC Korean. Discussion program. ID at 18:14 SINPO: 33333 2016-02-28
5875 Khz Thailand BBCWS 18:17 UTC Dari. Music with voice over SINPO: 33333 2016-02-28
5955 Khz Austria V O Vietnam 18:20 UTC English. Program about Vietnamese music, it’s instruments and ritual singing. Part of the ‘Sunday Service’ program. Contact info followed by close down at 18:27 SINPO: 54455 2016-02-28
5935 Khz Iran V O Iran 18:40 UTC French. Middle east news. SINPO: 44444 2016-02-28
5980 Khz Turkey V O Turkey 18:43 UTC Turkish. Football match commentary SINPO: 44444 2016-02-28
6080 Khz Belarus Belaruskaye Radio 1 18:47 UTC Belarussian. Traditional Folk music SINPO: 33333 2016-02-28