I managed to get some fairly serious listening periods in this week, including an early morning stint when I woke up early and the head didn’t want to resume sleep! Some interesting stations logs, despite poor propo. conditions at times. It just goes to show, that although the K’s & A’s are a good guide, they are only that. It is always worthwhile turning on the radio.
Although not shown in these logs, there was an opening this morning around 06:00 to the states on 80m Amateur. A couple of W1’s and K2’s added to the Ham Radio log.
So what follows is a collection of logs at various times of the day, which shows its also good, if you can, to vary your listening times. Listening at the same time each day may not throw up anything new, as for the most part, the self same stations will be on each day. The occasional different one will pop up due to propagation conditions, but these are rare. Also, vary your band of interest. I usually, but not always as can be seen below, start at the highest frequency I think will support communications. Then I slowly work my way down the bands. Now the early morning sessions I will usually target the low bands as these are usually guaranteed to give some good loggings, especially at this time of the year. But again, that is not a hard and fast rule.
15150 Khz Thailand VOA 11:04 UTC Chinese service. SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
15400 Khz Australia Reach Beyond Australia 11:18 UTC Japanese service SINPO: 33223 2018-01-14
15760 Khz Thailand R Mashaal 11:25 UTC Urdu service SINPO: 33223 2018-01-14
13680 Khz Zambia Voice of Hope, Africa. 15:10 UTC English. Music and chat SINPO: 32222 2018-01-14
13800 Khz Madagascar R.Tamazuj 15:15 UTC Sudanese. 2 exitable sounding women, sounds like a play SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
13580 Khz Botswana VOA 16:15 UTC Somali. Music and talks. SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
11625 Khz Madagascar Vatican Radio 16:18 UTC Swahili service SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
11735 Khz Zanzibar ZBC 16:26 UTC Swahili. SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
11860 Khz Saudi Arabia R Sana 16:42 UTC Arabic music SINPO: 43323 2018-01-14
12095 Khz South Africa BBCWS 16:47 UTC English. Soccer match SINPO: 43333 2018-01-14
5875 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 05:15 UTC English. World News. Parallel on 5925, signal still poor SINPO: 32222 2018-01-16
5940 Khz Ethiopia CRI 05:22 UTC Somali. Male and female in discussion, followed by interval music. RRI switched its TX on at 05:28 on same frequency and wiped it out. SINPO: 22222 2018-01-16
5960 Khz Ascension Island Dandal Kura Radio 05:33 UTC Kanuri. Discussion program SINPO: 33333 2018-01-16
6000 Khz Cuba R Habana 05:37 UTC English service. Some discussion about climate change then moving on to medical matters. Difficult to follow as ACI from BBCWS on 6005 and poor modulation from Habana SINPO: 32222 2018-01-16
6005 Khz Ascension Island BBCWS 05:40 UTC English. Segment about the exedus of the Rohingya people from Mynamar. The reporter joins the refugees in Bangladesh. SINPO: 43333 2018-01-16
6020 Khz Sao Tome VOA 05:53 UTC French service SINPO: 43333 2018-01-16
3330 Khz Canada CHU 05:58 UTC Spoken time followed by beeps SINPO: 22222 2018-01-16
4885 Khz Brazil R.Clube do Para 06:09 UTC Reggae music SINPO: 21122 2018-01-16
5940 Khz Brazil R.Voz Missionaria 06:15 UTC ID at 06:19. Samba style music SINPO: 32222 2018-01-16
4010 Khz Kyrgyzstan R Birinchi 16:20 UTC Very faint OM talking. Signal improved slightly after 16:30. Playing music. SINPO: 21111 2018-01-20
3975 Khz Germany 6160 AM Shortwave Radio 16:35 UTC Playing Bob Dylan SINPO: 44434 2018-01-20
3950 Khz China PBS Xinjiang 16:58 UTC Playing Chinese pop music, followed by pips at 17:00 and ID. SINPO: 32233 2018-01-20
4500 Khz China PBS Xinjiang 17:06 UTC Playing Chinese pop music, followed by pips at 17:00 and ID. SINPO: 43333 2018-01-20
4810 Khz Armenia V O Armenia 17:35 UTC Azeri. Female announcer. SINPO: 33323 2018-01-20
4905 Khz Tibet PBS Xizang 17:45 UTC Tibetan music. Plagued by huge RTTY signal on top. SINPO: 31133 2018-01-20
5885 Khz Northern Marianas Islands RFA 17:59 UTC Korean service. SINPO: 33333 2018-01-20
Good luck, and good DX!