Logs for April 2016

I haven’t managed a lot of listening this month, and judging by the propagation reports on QRZ.COM, conditions have been rather variable. I have begun to hear stations again that I usually hear in the summer months, such as Bangladesh Betar and Super R.Deus e Amor from Brazil. A number of new ones have been logged this month, these being V.Tigray Revolution from Ethiopia, R Nacional Angola, World Christian Broadcasting from Madagascar and North Korea Reform Radio from Uzbekistan. World Christian Broadcasting is a new station on the scene, having only started in March. In early April, they had transmitter problems and were off air for a while, but are now back on again. It just goes to show though that even though many of the ‘big gun’ stations are either leaving shortwave altogether, or are cutting their output, there is always something new to log. My main personal target is to be able to log more of the low power South American stations. Unfortunately, having QTH in a suburb, means a lot of RF noise which tends to drown there low power stations. I will be getting a better antenna up when the weather improves, and I am hoping this will improve my luck in capturing these elusive stations. A loop is planned, fed with ladder line, and thence to a home brew ATU. In terms of receiver sensitivity and selectivity, the Yaesy FT-450D scores highly on both accounts, so it just needs feeding with a better signal!

Logs for April

4840 Khz USA WWCR 04:55 UTC English. Alex Jones SINPO: 33333 2016-04-02

4960 Khz Sao Tome VOA 04:58 UTC English. Jazz music. Then switch to Hausa at 05:00 SINPO: 33333 2016-04-02

5025 Khz Cuba R Rebelde 05:04 UTC Latin music SINPO: 43333 2016-04-02

5040 Khz Cuba R Habana 05:10 UTC English. World News. SINPO: 33333 2016-04-02

6000 Khz Cuba R Habana 05:28 UTC Music. Followed by News at 05:30 SINPO: 43333 2016-04-02

6030 Khz USA R Marti 05:33 UTC Spanish and English. News SINPO: 43333 2016-04-02

6155 Khz Austria R Austria 05:52 UTC German. Classical music program. SINPO: 44444 2016-04-02

6195 Khz Oman BBCWS 18:22 UTC English. Program about ‘states away from states’ by having island communities. SINPO: 44444 2016-04-02

4835 Khz Australia ABC 18:37 UTC English. News and weather followed by ‘If I could turn back time’ SINPO: 32222 2016-04-02

5875 Khz Thailand BBCWS 18:52 UTC Dari. News. SINPO: 33333 2016-04-02

6090 Khz Nigeria R Nigeria 18:59 UTC Hausa. Male announcer. Drowned out by CRI at 19:00 SINPO: 22222 2016-04-02

6262 Khz Pirate R Caroline 19:30 UTC English. Request show SINPO: 43333 2016-04-02

9390 Khz Thailand R Thailand 19:30 UTC English. ‘Morning News Hour’ program. SINPO: 54444 2016-04-08

9430 Khz UAE V O Vietnam 20:15 UTC German. Male and female announcers SINPO: 43333 2016-04-08

9645 Khz Japan R Japan 20:33 UTC Japanese. Female announcer. SINPO: 32233 2016-04-08

9730 Khz Vietnam V O Vietnam 20:40 UTC English. Current affairs program. Female announcer. SINPO: 54444 2016-04-08

9835 Khz Malaysia RTM Sarawak FM 21:10 UTC Malay. Local music followed by chant. SINPO: 33333 2016-04-08

11765 Khz Brazil Super R.Deus e Amor 21:22 UTC Portugese. Religious broadcast. SINPO: 22222 2016-04-08

6060 Khz China PBS Sichuan 2 21:56 UTC Chinese. Female announcer SINPO: 21122 2016-04-08

6115 Khz Phillipines R Veritas Asia. 22:04 UTC Mandarin. Male announcer. SINPO: 32233 2016-04-08

9525 Khz Java V O Indonesia 20:47 UTC French. Music and chat. Some ACI from CRI on the same frequency. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-13

9310 Khz Thailand VOA Deewa Radio 16:41 UTC Pashto. Discussion program SINPO: 33333 2016-04-15

9390 Khz Thailand RFE 16:53 UTC Uzbeck. Discussion. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-15

9410 Khz Oman BBCWS 16:56 UTC English. Discussion about Uber. Part of the ‘World have your Say’ program. SINPO: 43344 2016-04-15

9425 Khz North Korea V Korea 17:40 UTC Russian. Female announcer. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-15

9515 Khz South Korea KBS World Radio 17:44 UTC Korean. Music and chat. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-15

9525 Khz Java V O Indonesia 17:49 UTC Music followed by commentary in Spanish SINPO: 33333 2016-04-15

15190 Khz Phillipines R.Pilipinas 18:13 UTC English. Discussion about employment conditions SINPO: 33333 2016-04-16

15400 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 18:20 UTC English. Discussion about some of the issues being presented and discussed by Hilary Clinton. ID and news at 18:30 SINPO: 43333 2016-04-16

5950 Khz Ethiopia V.Tigray Revolution 19:22 UTC Tigrinya. Music and chat SINPO: 22222 2016-04-16

6030 Khz UNID UNID 19:35 UTC Non-stop African-style music SINPO: 22222 2016-04-16

3985 Khz Germany V Mongolia 19:47 UTC English. Program about the wild Mongolian horses. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-20

4905 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 21:10 UTC Tibetan. Music and chat SINPO: 32223 2016-04-20

4950 Khz Angola R Nacional Angola 21:20 UTC Faint voice now and again but definitely carrier present SINPO: 21111 2016-04-20

6115 Khz Phillipines R Veritas Asia 21:55 UTC Chinese. Music and chat SINPO: 32233 2016-04-20

7490 Khz USA WBCQ 22:13 UTC English. Religious broadcast SINPO: 33333 2016-04-20

9600 Khz Phillipines Vatican Radio 22:23 UTC Chinese. female announcer. SINPO: 33333 2016-04-20

11635 Khz North Korea V O Korea 19:11 UTC French. Live concert sounds like opera SINPO: 32233 2016-04-21

11945 Khz Madagascar World Christian Broadcasting 19:17 UTC Arabic service. Female announcer discussing a topic with male guest. SINPO: 43344 2016-04-21

11965 Khz Japan R Japan 19:21 UTC Japanese. Discussion. SINPO: 32233 2016-04-21

13730 Khz Madagascar R Japan 17:40 UTC Swahili. Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-04-22

13580 Khz Bangladesh Bandladesh Betar 18:55 UTC English. Pop music. Sign-off and ID at 19:00 SINPO: 43333 2016-04-22

6110 Khz Ethiopia R Fana 20:34 UTC Amharic. Music and discussion with male announcer SINPO: 22222 2016-04-25

6195 Khz Botswana VOA 20:46 UTC English. ‘African Beat’ Music and chat SINPO: 33333 2016-04-25

7595 Khz Uzbekistan North Korea Reform Radio 21:04 UTC Korean. female announcer SINPO: 22222 2016-04-25

6050 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 21:15 UTC Tibetan. Mostly music. SINPO: 43333 2016-04-25

11635 Khz North Korea V Korea 20:45 UTC English. Anti-American rhetoric SINPO: 32233 2016-04-30

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