Monthly Archives: July 2016

A few recent logs

Due to various reasons, my listening time this month has been seriously curtailed. However, I did manage to log SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng on the 15th July. This is a station I have tried to copy for a long time, but it is usually obscured by a CRI jammer. It is also a very low power station (quoted as 100W, but I don’t think it is this low) so usually very difficult to pull out of the noise at this urban location. However, though very much down in the noise (SINPO 21122), I could copy Chinese music and talking. This was also confirmed by a Facebook contact. I listened past the top of the hour and there was no ID etc, which would have been the case if it were CRI jammer masquerading as SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng. So even without a positive ID, I have logged it as being correct.

My next listening session was on the 28th, where I ‘cantered’ around bands for an hour, just seeing what was there. A highlight of this was R Sonder Grense which was a much better signal than normal. Usually it is copyable, but still well down in the noise. All the other logs are run-of-the-mill stuff which one can hear any night.

The logs:

15140 Khz Oman R Sultanate of Oman 17:50 UTC Arabic. Music followed by ID and schedule information. SINPO: 54444 2016-07-01

15235 Khz South Africa Channel Africa 17:56 UTC African pop music. ID at 18:00. Unknown language. SINPO: 43344 2016-07-01

15400 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 18:14 UTC English. News about the referendum. SINPO: 43333 2016-07-01

11600 Khz Bulgaria Denge Kurdistan 18:55 UTC Indig. music and chat SINPO: 43344 2016-07-05

11635 Khz North Korea V Korea 18:58 UTC French. Music followed by news at 19:00. Heavily over-modulated SINPO: 43344 2016-07-05

11700 Khz Bulgaria R Biafra 19:04 UTC English. Music followed by ID at 19:05 and schedule and contact details SINPO: 43333 2016-07-05

11735 Khz Zanzibar ZBC 19:10 UTC Swahili. Arabic-sounding music. ID at 19:14. Deep QSB at times SINPO: 43333 2016-07-05

11945 Khz Madagascar World Christian Broadcasting 19:20 UTC Arabic. Male announcer with chat. SINPO: 43333 2016-07-05

11540 Khz Thailand VOA R Ashna 17:04 UTC Pashto. Discussion program. SINPO: 43333 2016-07-09

11630 Khz China CNR17 17:12 UTC Kazakh. OM with talk SINPO: 43333 2016-07-09

11830 Khz Northern Marianas RFA 18:30 UTC Korean. Discussion. SINPO: 43333 2016-07-09

15105 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 18:24 UTC French. Discussions. SINPO: 43344 2016-07-10

9540 Khz Taiwan SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng 20:40 UTC Chinese. YL announcer. SINPO: 21122 2016-07-15

9610 Khz China CNR8 21:26 UTC Mongolian. Some ACI from CRI on 9600 SINPO: 32222 2016-07-15

15345 Khz Argentina R National Argentina 19:29 UTC Spanish. YL announcer. SINPO: 32222 2016-07-28

15370 Khz Cuba R Habana 21:34 UTC Spanish. YL & OM announcers SINPO: 32222 2016-07-28

15580 Khz Botswana VOA 21:37 UTC English. Pop music SINPO: 44444 2016-07-28

13670 Khz USA VOA 21:46 UTC Bambara. Discussion. SINPO: 54444 2016-07-28

11615 Khz Madagascar Madagascar World Voice 21:51 UTC Chinese. Music and chat. SINPO: 54444 2016-07-28

11860 Khz Saudi Arabia R Sana 22:01 UTC Arabic. Female announcer. SINPO: 43333 2016-07-28

11985 Khz Ascension Island HCJB 22:07 UTC Pulaar. Music and chat. SINPO: 54455 2016-07-28

3320 Khz South Africa R Sonder Grense 22:14 UTC Afrikaans. Chat. SINPO: 33333 2016-07-28

3915 Khz Singapore BBCWS 22:18 UTC English. Discussion about Pokemon SINPO: 32233 2016-07-28

3985 Khz Germany R Belarus 22:21 UTC German. Female announcer SINPO: 44444 2016-07-28

4820 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 22:26 UTC Chinese. Music SINPO: 32233 2016-07-28