j 2018 Listening Waters DXpedition

Murray Harbour North, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  The DX'ers and Equipment


   Bruce Conti; WiNRADiO Excalibur, Sangean HDT-1X.
   Aaron Kreider; QS1R, SDRPlay Version 1.
   Bill Nollman; Elad FDM-S3.
   Walter Salmaniw; Perseus, Elad FDM-S2.
   Brent Taylor; Tecsun PL-310 inductively coupled to 1500-ft Beverage at 80° listening outside during power outage, RFSpace SDR-IQ.
   Niel Wolfish; Elad FDM-S2, WiNRADiO Excalibur.

  Antennas

   NOV 3-8: 1000-ft Beverage at 40°, 1500-ft Beverage at 80°, Elad ASA15 5-way active antenna splitters.
   NOV 5-8: SuperLoop at 80°, 500-ft BOG at 170°.
   NOV 6-8: Antennacraft APS-13 Yagi with Yaesu G-800DXA rotor, terminated end-fed Moxon (FM) aimed northeast/southwest.
   NOV 8-10: 1500-ft Beverage at 80°, 500-ft BOG at 170°.



   The DX'pedition was without electricity NOV 4 0320-NOV 5 0230 UTC after a wind storm toppled trees across power lines on Route 17 and tripped the main feed line breaker.

  Logbook

Transatlantic

 77.5 GERMANY Mainflingen   NOV 4 0146 - 50 kW standard time and frequency station, heard at good level with time pips. [Salmaniw]

 153 ROMANIA Antena Satelor, Brasov   NOV 4 0147 - Good reception with traditional music. Faded down a bit by 0157. Perhaps a co-channel weakly in the background. [Salmaniw] NOV 9 2331 - "Antena Satelor" promo followed by lively folk music. [Wolfish]

 531 ALGERIA Jil FM, F'kirina Wilaya d'Oum El Bouaghi NOV 6 2045 - "Jil FM" in between adult contemporary sounding non-English music. Very strong parallel 549 kHz. [Nollman]

 540 HUNGARY MR1 Solt   NOV 8 2029 - ID by woman and signature theme under CBT Grand Falls. [Wolfish] NOV 8 2100 - Thanks to Niel for alerting me to Kossuth Radio, totally dominating the channel at times well over CBC in Newfoundland co-channel. Distinctive chimes heard first at 2030, and again twice with the news on the hour. Many mentions of 'Orban', the right-winged president of the country, including a portion of English (he must be at the EU parliament (?) giving a speech). Checked again at 2125 and again dominating the channel. Budapest clearly mentioned at 2127. Continued to 21:30:20 when the transmitter was cut, leaving Newfoundland 100% clear. Nothing special at sign off heard. Could not see the transmitter cut off on the Perseus zoom function, though, but suspect with a new Canadian (Nautel) transmitter, that they were likely right on frequency, as the CBC appears to be, as well. [Salmaniw]

 540 MOROCCO SNRT Sidi Bennour   NOV 7 2000 - Clearly heard over local domestic CBC. Arabic sounding and heard on parallel 595 (the off channel, making it an easy parallel). [Salmaniw]

 540 SPAIN Onda Cero, Barcelona   NOV 8 2059 - Newfoundland and Hungary dominate this frequency, but just before the hour, one could hear Spanish numbers, so presumably Spain. Fair copy. [Salmaniw]

 549 ALGERIA Jil FM, Sidi Hamadouche   NOV 6 2048 - "Jil FM" in between adult contemporary sounding non-English music. Very strong parallel 549 kHz. [Nollman] NOV 7 0458 - Good; choral marching band national anthem parallel 531 kHz. [Conti] NOV 9 0458 - While probing the overnight recordings, found Algeria's national anthem, of course parallel to 531 kHz. Both strong. ID on the hour following the very lengthy military style anthem. Military band, then a vocal version along with the band. Fanfare at TOH. Arabic with mention of 'Jil'. [Salmaniw]

 549 IRELAND Spirit Radio, Carrickroe   NOV 3 2002 - At the top of the hour, English dominated... So it's Ireland (quite an Irish accent, besides). [Salmaniw] NOV 4 0400 - "Spirit of the Lord." [Kreider] NOV 9 0328 - I'm following this frequency of interest in my SDR overnight recordings. Brief 'Spirit Radio' ID at 0328, followed by longer ID, FM and AM 549 ID after 0330. MWList has them on 0400-2200 but not the case here! The dominant station on at this time. Modern pop music. [Salmaniw] NOV 9 2254 - Inboombing with spot for Christian book shop in Dublin. Commercial for an architectural firm. ID and Christian pop music. [Wolfish] NOV 9 2300 - Absolutely armchair copy at 2255 with local ads and Spirit Radio ID. Best reception so far, before fading down somewhat, as Jil FM returned. Very pleased with that copy. Then on to 1575 to hear Italy signing off with their national anthem! A nice way to end our DX'pedition to Listening Waters! [Salmaniw]

 549 UKRAINE UR1 Mykolaiv   NOV 3 1955 - Sometimes over, usually under Jil FM at sometimes good+ level. Sports talk, which sounded quite Russian to me, but think in Ukrainian with a lot of Russian terms being used? [Salmaniw] NOV 3 2159 - Good; sign-off with classical choral anthem, time marker, then open carrier. Walt later determined that the anthem is actually a hymn. [Conti] NOV 7 2059 - After a couple of days, Ukraine was back and peaking over Jil FM announcing at 2047 the end of programming for the day. Instead of the national anthem, there was a choral version of the spiritual anthem of Ukraine, called 'Molytva za Ukrayinu', or Prayer for Ukraine. First time I've heard this hymn ending programming. Very good, before Jil FM resumed its dominance. [Salmaniw] NOV 9 1855 - Woman talking with some mentions of Ukraine. ID by man at 1858. Another ID and pips at hourtop followed by woman reading news. [Wolfish]

 558 IRAN IRIB R.Iran synchros   NOV 4 2029 - Fair; choral national anthem, then distinctive male acapella signature to IRIB news fanfare. Many local/regional stations switch to the IRIB R.Iran national network at this time beginning with the male acapella signature; 657, 666, 774, 837, 936, 945, 963, 972, 999, 1026, 1062, 1071, 1197, 1269, 1278, 1314, 1467.36, 1512, 1539 kHz parallels received on the 40° Beverage. [Conti]

 585 IRAN IRIB R.Farhang, Tehran   NOV 8 2030 - Under Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes followed by male speaker, not the male acapella signature of other IRIB stations at this time. [Conti]

 595 MOROCCO SNRT Oujda   NOV 6 1958 - Weak het. Stronger by 2013 with low modulation; talk in French or Arabic too weak to tell. [Kreider] NOV 6 2100 - Fair; Koranic vocal parallel 612 kHz. [Conti] NOV 7 2005 - Good reception on this off-channel and parallel to 540 (under local CBC). [Salmaniw]


 603 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Botosani//Oradea   NOV 3 2000 - Over Spain; "Aici Bucaresti, Radio România Actualitati, hora exacta." [Conti]

 612 MOROCCO SNRT Sebaa-Aioun   NOV 5 2000 - Over/under Spain; African vocal parallel 936 kHz. NOV 7 0201 - Fair; flute instrumental parallel 595 and 936 kHz. [Conti]

 612 SPAIN RNE1 Lleida//Vitoria   NOV 3 2200 - Fair through 620 CKCM splatter; "24 horas, Radio Nacional de España..." [Conti]

 657 IRAN IRIB R.Zahedan, Zahedan   NOV 4 2029 - Poor; choral national anthem, then male acapella signature to IRIB news fanfare, parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

 666 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, multiple locations   NOV 4 2030 - Poor, under Portugal; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

 666 PORTUGAL RDP Antena 1 synchros   NOV 6 2043 - Football parallel web stream www.rtp.pt/play/direto/antena1. Also noted unID 1 kHz tone for less than 10 seconds, and Spain with talk. [Kreider]

 675 QATAR QMC Al Arish   NOV 3 2001 - Fair; signature whistling of canned hourly ID by woman, "Idha'at Qatar..." [Conti] NOV 9 2124 - Arabic pop music. Decent signal. Man talking over stringed music after hourbottom. [Wolfish] NOV 9 2125 - Very strong with light Arabic vocals by woman. In sync with web feed here: http://qatarradio.qa/Live. I'm pleased with this one! [Salmaniw]

 675 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Riyadh, Abha//Afif   NOV 6 2111 - Probably this parallel 1071 rather than Iran, now dominating over Qatar. [Kreider]

 675 unID   NOV 3 2200 - Solid s7 open carrier, still there beyond 2300 UTC. Qatar? Saudi? [Conti]

 684 SPAIN RNE1 Sevilla   NOV 6 2136 - Inbooming with Champions League match between Barcelona and Inter Milan. Announcer going ballistic as Barcelona scored in the 83rd minute. [Wolfish] NOV 7 0650 - Good; "Radio Nacional de España, Madrid," over news music bed. [Conti]

 693 UNITED KINGDOM BBC Radio 5, Droitwich et al.   NOV 6 2105 - Soccer with co-channel echo; good. [Nollman]


 702 ALGERIA R.Laghouat/R.Culture, Laghouat   NOV 3 2040 - Good; Arabic vocal parallel 1422 and R.Culture stream. NOV 7 0400 - Fair; announcements by a man and woman with fanfare parallel 1422 kHz. [Conti]

 702 OMAN BBC World Service, A'Seela   NOV 4 2000 - Fair; BBC chimes and time pips. [Conti]

 702 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Jeddah, Bisha//Duba   NOV 7 2100 - Fair; news with SBC emphasis stingers. [Conti]

 720 GREENLAND KNR Simiutaq   NOV 9 2106 - Excellent reception in the clear with distinctive Greenlandic talk. Bodes for better northerly conditions this afternoon and evening! [Salmaniw] NOV 9 2252 - Dominating with pop music and male announcer. Upmatches to webstream. No sign of 570 or 650 unfortunately. NOV 10 0121 - Woman talking about the Northmart Grocery Store fire in Iqaluit (could make out certain words including grocery and CBC, so she was probably reading from the CBC report) and playing Suzanne Vega's "Tom’s Diner". [Wolfish]

 720 PORTUGAL RDP Antena 1 synchros   NOV 6 2157 - Dominating over Canary Islands; parallel 666 kHz. [Kreider]

 729 GREECE ERA1 Athína   NOV 4 2000 - Poor through Spain; Proto ID to news. [Conti]

 729 SPAIN RNE1 synchros   NOV 6 2159 - Woman in Spanish, something else in background - possibly Greece. [Kreider]

 756 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Shahr-e-Kord   NOV 8 2029 - Under Romania; choral national anthem, then IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes twice, 7 seconds apart. [Conti]

 756 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Lugoj   NOV 3 2000 - Fair in CBGY splatter; "Aici Bucaresti, Radio România Actualitati, hora exacta." [Conti]

 765 IRAN VOIRI/R.Iran, Chabahar   NOV 10 0008 - Talk mixed with Koran from Saudi Arabia. [Kreider]

 774 EGYPT ERTU Abis   NOV 8 0300 - Good, over Spain; Koran parallel 864 kHz. Often offset on the high side, spot on this time. Weak offset observed at 774.027 kHz probably Iran. [Conti]

 774 IRAN IRIB R.Markazi, Arak   NOV 4 2030 - Under Spain; male acappela signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

 783 SYRIA Syrian Radio/R.Damascus, Tartus NOV 3 2200 - Good; ID by woman, "Idha'at Dimashq," and soft music. NOV 6 0300 - Good; multiple cycles of interval signal, then national anthem. [Conti] NOV 6 2223 - While listening to the Spaniard (COPE), I started to hear a co-channel in Arabic. Turned out to be parallel to the webstream (interesting with a .ru web address https://ok.ru/live/911714950774 ). Seems to have no delay at all, but can take a while to log-on. Good reception. No parallels noted. [Salmaniw] NOV 7 0300 - Over Spain with female vocal, announcement by man and then at last 90 seconds of interval signal (my recording ended). [Wolfish] NOV 9 0003 - Very strong reception with a call-in program in Arabic, and parallel to webfeed noted in MWList.org. No AM parallels noted, though. Occasional fade revealing a jumble of other stations. [Salmaniw]

 791.885 IRAN IRIB R.Zanjan, Sohravard   NOV 8 2030 - Loud het against 792 Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature. [Conti]


 801 SPAIN RNE1 synchros   NOV 6 2243 - A mess of stations on this channel, none particularly strong. Zooming on the Perseus, I'm seeing 5 stations, and after carefully calibrating, here they are in order of strength: 801.000, 800.990, 800.958, 801.055, and 801.004 kHz. Fun to chase carriers. Checking MWList Offsets, these might correspond to RNE Castellon/Almazora (800.962), RNE Burgos/San Bartolome (800.9903), RNE Lugo/As Arierias (801.0001), IRIB Kashmar (801.0041... the weakest one), and RNE Girona/Campllong (801.050). All perhaps! [Salmaniw]

 810 SCOTLAND BBC R.Scotland, Burghead//Redmoss//Westerglen   NOV 8 0500 - Good; BBC Five Live relay, "It's 5 o'clock, this is Morning Report from Five Live." [Conti]

 819 EGYPT ERTU Batra   NOV 4 2000 - Good; Arabic vocal to Big Ben chimes and ID. [Conti] NOV 6 2305 - Almost good level Arabic talk, but unfortunately unable to produce audio out of the link provided on MWList (http://live.sis.gov.eg/live/). Says it's connected, but no audio. Not much else on frequency that fits. Even better by 2308 with Arabic vocal. Confirmed by a very loud signal from a Italian remote KiwiSDR. [Salmaniw]

 819 IRAN IRIB R.Tabaristan, Sari   NOV 8 2030 - Under Egypt; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature. [Conti]

 828 AZORES RDP Antena 1, Monte das Cruzes   NOV 8 2015 - Fair, almost good at times with a football play by play. Language seems Portuguese, so a presumed logging. Could not parallel to 693, nor internet audio feed. After some searching, I found that Sporting is playing Arsenal at the Emirates stadium, so undoubtedly them! [Salmaniw]

 828 IRAN IRIB R.Khorasan-e Jonubi, Tabas   NOV 3 1935 - Rising to good level over unID music, Russia faded out; man and woman in Farsi. NOV 4 2030 - Poor; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, male acapella signature, IRIB fanfare. [Conti]

 828 RUSSIA R.Gazeta Slovo/Pravoslavnoye Radio, Olgino-Sankt Peterburg NOV 3 1925 - Tentative; typical deep-voiced male announcer in Russian, lost to Iran. [Conti]

 837 IRAN IRIB R.Isfahan, Habibabad   NOV 3 1930 - Man and woman talking mentions of Iran and Esfahan. [Wolfish] NOV 4 2030 - Over COPE; male acapella signature to IRIB news fanfare parallel 558 kHz. NOV 8 2030 - Over Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, brief announcement, male acapella signature, and IRIB news fanfare. [Conti]

 837 SPAIN COPE Sevilla   NOV 7 2159 - Fair; la cadena Cope promo, "Cope Sevilla" to time marker. [Conti]

 837 SPAIN COPE synchros   NOV 5 2040 - It's all Spain, all the time this afternoon with the solar disturbed conditions. Very strong, with a marked echo, so presumably at least two COPE transmitters, with Sevilla with 50 kW the strongest and most likely here, but another is also clearly audible with a very slight delay. [Salmaniw] NOV 6 2112 - "Cope" with co-channel echo. [Nollman]

 846 IRAN IRIB R.Tabriz, Miyaneh NOV 4 2030 - Poor; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti] NOV 9 1943 - Parallel 1026 kHz. [Kreider]

 846 IRELAND R.North, Redcastle   NOV 3 2000 - Fair; promo, "Don't touch that dial!" [Conti]

 855 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Tâncabesti   NOV 4 0028 - Good; "Let It Roll" by BTO (Canadian content for the DX'pedition), R.România Actualitati ID, and blues vocal parallel 603 and 1179 kHz. [Conti]

 882 UNITED KINGDOM BBC R.Wales, Washford et al.   NOV 4 0233 - BBC World Service ID at fair to almost good level only. I see that the fellas in Victoria are hearing things well on this frequency, but not sure who they are seeing. [Salmaniw] NOV 6 2050 - Strongest above the splatter from 880 was Talking Heads "Psycho Killer". [Nollman]

 891 IRAN IRIB R.Dena, Deh Dasht//Yasuj   NOV 3 2100 - Fair; anthem-like vocal. Later heard same anthem on 1242 kHz, identified on YouTube as "Ey Iran," the original anthem of Iran. [Conti]


 900 ITALY Rai Radiouno, Milano   NOV 4 2149 - Noted in car with man in Italian over presumed Saudi Arabia. [Wolfish] NOV 6 0500 - Good; data burst, then time marker, announcements and sounders parallel 1062 and 1575 kHz. NOV 8 0600 - Fair, over Cuba and Spain; data burst, time marker and sounders. [Conti]

 900 SPAIN R.Popular, Bilbao   NOV 8 0559 - Tentative; heard "...con Popular" before overwhelmed by Rai Radiouno Italy and COPE Spain. [Conti]

 909 UNITED KINGDOM BBC Radio 5 synchros   NOV 4 1840 - Poor to fair, with snippets of fluttery audio. [Taylor]

 917 NIGERIA R.Gotel, Yola   NOV 9 2247 - Faint audio. [Kreider]

 918 EGYPT ERTU Bawiti   NOV 4 2000 - Under Spain; Big Ben chimes parallel 819 kHz. [Conti]

 918 IRAN IRIB R.Kerman, Jiroft   NOV 8 2030 - Well under R.Inter Spain and 917 R.Gotel Nigeria het; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes breaking through immediately after R.Inter time pips. [Conti]

 936 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Miandoab//Urumiyeh   NOV 4 2030 - Fair through 930 CJYQ splatter; male acapella signature to IRIB fanfare parallel 558 kHz. NOV 8 2030 - Under Italy and Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature. [Conti]

 945 IRAN IRIB R.Kordestan, Dehgolan   NOV 3 2030 - Chimes, woman with "Iran... Kordestan" ID and the usual marching music by men. Mixing with Romania. [Wolfish] NOV 4 2030 - Good; male acapella signature to IRIB fanfare parallel 558 kHz. NOV 6 2230 - Poor; choral national anthem. [Conti]

 945 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Miercurea-Ciuc   NOV 3 2300 - Poor to fair; hora exacta ID and marker. NOV 8 0258 - Fair; choral national anthem. [Conti]

 945 UNITED KINGDOM Smooth Radio, Bexhill-on-Sea   NOV 7 2154 - Boyz II Men "I’ll Make Love to You" followed by man with ID and Smooth Radio jingle. Playing dedications. [Wolfish] NOV 9 1935 - Fair reception, mostly dominating this channel, with, 'Heard it on the Grapevine', confirmed with ID at 19:38 and playlist online. [Salmaniw]

 954 CZECHIA Ceský Rozhlas Dvoyka, Brno//Ceské Budejovice//Karlovy Vary   NOV 4 2000 - Good; canned Ceský Rozhlas Dvoyka ID with piano flourish, announcement, and big band instrumental. NOV 6 2259 - Through Onda Cero; orchestra national anthem parallel 639 kHz. [Conti] NOV 7 2136 - Inbooming over Spain with C&W music. The Country Pohoda program according to the website. Matches webfeed. [Wolfish] NOV 8 0259 - Fair; national anthem and sign-on announcement. [Conti]

 954 SPAIN Onda Cero, Madrid   NOV 4 0100 - Six pips and "Noticias del Onda Cero." [Wolfish] NOV 7 0600 - Good; "Onda Cero Madrid, en onda media 954," and Onda Cero jingle to time marker. [Conti]

 963 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Birjand   NOV 4 2030 - Fair; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

 963 TUNISIA RTT Tunis   NOV 5 1958 - I was wondering who the German speaker was. Good reception, with mild splatter. It's Tunis (I would not have guessed!). 19:59:30 off, and switched to Bethoveen. [Salmaniw] NOV 5 2035 - Soft music, French talk. [Kreider] NOV 6 2101 - Good; RTT ID to news in French. [Conti] NOV 6 2128 - Good reception with songs, 'Oh, what a night', and 'I did it my way' (in French). French chatter between the songs. [Salmaniw]

 972 IRAN IRIB R.Ilam, Ilam   NOV 4 2030 - Under Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. NOV 8 2030 - Over/under Spain; IRIB chimes and male acapella signature. [Conti]

 981 ALGERIA Chaîne 2, Ouled Fayet   NOV 3 2300 - Fair; canned Radio Isnath ID by man and woman to time marker and news. [Conti] NOV 7 0400 - Good with time pips, fanfare and news read by woman. [Wolfish]

 981 IRAN IRIB R.Hamadan, Hamadan   NOV 8 2031 - Under Algeria and unID; male acapella signature. [Conti]

 990 SPAIN SER Bilbao//Cadiz   NOV 6 2100 - The frequency is dominated by CBY Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, but at top of the hour, the Spaniards almost dominated with Spanish sports programming. Two sites are listed. No echo noted, however. [Salmaniw]

 999 IRAN IRIB R.Kordestan, Baneh   NOV 4 2031 - Poor to fair under Spain and Moldova; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. NOV 7 2100 - Under Spain; tinkling piano parallel 945 and 1476 kHz. [Conti]

 999 MOLDOVA TWR Grigoriopol   NOV 8 1959 - Good, over Spain; woman with TWR info. [Conti]

 999 SPAIN COPE Madrid   NOV 6 1900 - Fair; promo ending "...Cope Madrid, estar informado," to time marker. [Conti]


1008 NETHERLANDS Groot Nieuws Radio, Zeewolde   NOV 3 2000 - When European conditions were much better, very good reception of the Dutch station, with many ads, mentions of Nederland. Thanks for confirmation of Groot Nieuws Radio in a clip submitted to RealDX. [Salmaniw] NOV 6 2058 - Poor/fair; Groot Nieuws Radio mentioned in talk by a happy woman. [Conti] NOV 6 2107 - As Bruce Conti opines, a junk frequency, but at 2100, I hear a monotoned female speaker which does not at all sound Spanish. An hour earlier at 2000, the Spanish/Canary Island station(s) are definitely audible at weaker level. No signs of them an hour later. At 20:01:45 what sounds a lot like Greek music is briefly heard. I'm thinking this may be ERA from Kerkyra with 50 kW. At 2003 one can definitely hear Spanish sports play by play. Otherwise the dominant speaker seems to be, 'a happy woman', whom most likely is from Groot Nieuws Radio in Dutch. Leaning towards this one as the most consistent. Poor at 2200 recheck. Note the Dutch station is listed to close 01 Jan 2019. [Salmaniw]

1026 IRAN IRIB R.Tabriz, Azarshahr NOV 4 2030 - Fair; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti] NOV 7 2122 - Over Spanish soccer match with woman talking, piano music. Chimes and ID by man at hourbottom. [Wolfish]

1035 ESTONIA R.Eli/TWR Tartu NOV 3 2000 - Under unID; one cycle of TWR interval signal. [Conti] NOV 4 0311 - Good reception with Russian religious talk. Very stable signal. Great modulation. Some splatter noted. [Salmaniw]

1035 UNITED KINGDOM Dilse Radio, London   NOV 6 2056 - South Asian Bollywood-esque music with ID at hourtop into English newscast read by man. [Wolfish]

1044 SPAIN SER San Sebastián   NOV 6 0629 - Local commercials mentioning San Sebastián and news read by woman. [Wolfish]

1044 SPAIN SER San Sebastián//Valladolid   NOV 6 2050 - Cadena Ser, very strong s9 at 2050, still good with time pips at TOH. [Nollman]

1053 ROMANIA R.Iasi, Iasi   NOV 6 2000 - Over/under Spain; sign-off test tone. [Conti]

1053 SPAIN COPE Vila Real//Zaragoza   NOV 5 2000 - Good with significant echo/delay between stations; time marker, ultima hora and "Cope, estar informado" slogans. [Conti] NOV 5 2042 - Two Spanish stations echo, 5 kW and 20 kW, overwhelm TalkSport. [Kreider] NOV 5 2106 - Some out of this world experience with both COPE transmitters on same frequency with audio delay on one of them. Overall good+ reception tonight. [Salmaniw]

1062 IRAN IRIB R.Kerman, Kerman   NOV 4 2031 - Poor through 1060 WQOM splatter; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

1062 ITALY Rai Radiouno synchros   NOV 5 1957 - Good with synchro echo; "Rai Radiouno" and sounder. NOV 6 0458 - Good; pre sign-on tones to time marker on the hour, announcements and sounders, parallel 1575 kHz. [Conti]

1071 IRAN IRIB R.Maaref, Qom   NOV 4 2029 - Good; choral national anthem, IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti] NOV 5 0232 - Middle Eastern music, probably Iran; near sunrise in Iran. [Kreider] NOV 7 2029 - Fair; choral national anthem, IRIB chimes, male acapella. [Conti]

1071 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Riyadh, Bisha   NOV 3 1906 - Good; Middle Eastern vocal parallel 1440 and 1521 kHz. [Conti]

1080 SPAIN SER synchros   NOV 5 2104 - Spanish; over music perhaps Iran, or less likely Egypt or Saudi. [Kreider]

1089 UNITED KINGDOM TalkSport synchros   NOV 4 1834 - Fair to good, with good copy of sports talk and phone calls. [Taylor]

1098 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Jeddah, Dammam   NOV 4 0100 - Through Spain; news with SBC stingers between items. [Conti] NOV 4 0200 - Under Spain; Arabic, probably Saudi Arabia. [Kreider]

1098 SLOVAKIA R.Devin/R.Patria, Nitra   NOV 3 2259 - Through Spain and unID Mideast signal; choral national anthem. [Conti]


1107 SCOTLAND Moray Firth 2, Inverness   NOV 4 2000 - Under Spain; "With the latest news from the north of Scotland, MFR 2," and Sky news. [Conti]

1107 UNITED KINGDOM TalkSport synchros   NOV 7 2000 - Under Spain; football coverage parallel 1089 kHz. [Conti]

1116 HUNGARY MR6 Miskolc//Mosonmagyarovar   NOV 3 1954 - Under Spain; ethnic instrumental parallel 1251 kHz. NOV 4 1958 - Over/under Spain; ethnic vocal parallel 1251, to break on the hour when it faded under Spain. [Conti]

1116 SPAIN SER R.Pontevedra, Pontevedra   NOV 6 0630 - "Radio Pontevedra" ID's by man and woman. What sounded like news by man. [Wolfish]

1125 BELGIUM RTBF VivaCité, Houdeng   NOV 4 0200 - Over Spain; French talk. [Kreider]

1152 SCOTLAND Clyde 2, Glasgow   NOV 4 0035 - Fair; "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago, "This is Clyde 2," and "Mirror Man" by Human League. [Conti] NOV 9 2019 - George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and "Into the Groove" by Madonna. In mess with Romania and Spain. [Wolfish]

1161 EGYPT ERTU Mid Delta, Tanta   NOV 4 0400 - Fair; sign-on with 1 kHz test tone up to the hour, then Big Ben chimes. [Conti]

1161 IRAN VOIRI Qasr-e Shirin   NOV 4 2030 - Poor; IRIB chimes, otherwise program separate from other IRIB stations. [Conti]

1170 SLOVENIA R.Capodistria, Beli Kriz   NOV 3 2302 - Good over unID's, probably United Arab Emirates among them; canned R.Capodistria ID by man and woman, pop music. [Conti] NOV 7 2131 - Slow and twangy song (like classic country), R.Capodistria ID, co-channel from IRIB? With talk then upbeat chanting. [Nollman]

1179 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Galbeni-Bacau et al.   NOV 4 0229 - Excellent reception with modern rock music. Parallel to internet feed. SER tried to fade up, but not with very much success. [Salmaniw] NOV 7 2200 - Other foreign language behind it. [Nollman]

1188 IRAN IRIB R.Payam, Tehran   NOV 3 2300 - Good; signature ascending notes marking the hour. [Conti] NOV 9 2013 - Incranking with soft-spoken man in Farsi. Mentions of Tehran. Stringed instrument music. [Wolfish] NOV 10 0045 - Often excellent strength with very enjoyable international music. Back to traditional Iranian music at 0046. Checking their website www.radiopayam.ir/ProgramHome/?m=024100, this is their morning program; "At dawn, from ?:?? to ?:?? AM, the dawn with awareness and information approach tries to create a sensory and emotional mood for the night through the use of immortal music and utilizing materials such as anecdotes and prayers of the elders of religion and texts about themselves Thinking in the blessings of God creates a good atmosphere for your audience. The use of rich treasures of prose Persian poetry, proverbs, and proper songs and phrases, and the creation of a spiritual atmosphere for the night-lovers, and ultimately, encouraging them to perform, timely demands." Very nice, indeed. Not Hungary, as I originally had thought. [Salmaniw]

1197 IRAN IRIB R.Ardabil, Moghan   NOV 4 2031 -Poor in 1200 WXKS splatter; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. NOV 7 2030 - Fair; IRIB R.Iran three-note chimes, male acapella. [Conti]

1197 ROMANIA R.Târgu Mures, Brasov   NOV 6 2000 - Fair; sign-off test tone. [Conti]

1197 UNITED KINGDOM Absolute Radio synchros NOV 9 2008 - Parallel to a much strong 1215 with "Duel" by Propaganda and Huey Lewis & The News "The Power of Love". No luck with outlets on 1233, 1242 or 1260 kHz. [Wolfish]


1206 ISRAEL Kan-Reshet Bet, Akko   NOV 7 0300 - Poor; time marker and melodic signature into news. [Conti]

1215 IRAN IRIB R.Tabaristan, Chalus   NOV 9 2016 - Music behind Absolute Radio. [Kreider]

1215 UNITED KINGDOM Absolute Radio synchros   NOV 3 1845 - "Someday" by The Strokes and then male announcer introduced "Caught In My Shadow" by The Wonder Stuff. [Wolfish] NOV 4 1830 - Good, with full audio; playing Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits, then ID by woman into commercial. [Taylor]

1224 IRAN VOIRI Kish Island   NOV 8 2030 - Under/over Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then announcement by woman and nostalgic interlude, not the male acapella signature of other IRIB stations at this time. Also heard another set of IRIB chimes underneath, probably from IRIB R.Iran Kerman. [Conti]

1233 CZECHIA R.Dechovka, Praha et. al.   NOV 4 2000 - Good; R.Dechovka ID's, country and polka nostalgia. NOV 6 2000 - Fair; canned R.Dechovka ID, nostalgia. [Conti]

1242 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Zanjan   NOV 3 2110 - Good; same anthem-like vocal as heard on 891 kHz at 2100 UTC. Matched version of anthem on YouTube, "The original anthem of Iran used before the 1979 revolution." 1242 R.Iran listed on mwlist as "inactive or moved to 558 kHz." [Conti]

1242 UNITED KINGDOM Absolute Radio synchros   NOV 6 2200 - Over/under unID's; Bon Jovi tickets at the Absolute Radio ticket store in ad string, DJ introduces Richard Ashcroft song. [Conti] NOV 7 2205 - "Cream" by Prince, parallel 1215 but much weaker. [Nollman] NOV 8 0300 - Fair; "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones parallel 1215 kHz. [Conti]

1251 HUNGARY MR6 Nyiregyhaza//Szombathely   NOV 3 1950 - Fair; ethnic instrumental music parallel 1116 kHz and MR7 stream. [Conti] NOV 3 1953 - Excellent reception with instrumental music. Parallel to webstream and 1116 (thanks, Bruce!). Latter is co-channel, though. [Salmaniw] NOV 3 2044 - Music parallel www.mediaklikk.hu/danko-radio-elo. [Kreider]

1269 IRAN IRIB R.Ardabil, Khalkhal   NOV 4 2031 - Poor in 1260 CKHJ splatter; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

1278 IRAN IRIB R.Kermanshah, Kermanshah   NOV 4 2030 - Fair; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. NOV 6 2230 - Good; choral national anthem to announcement by a woman. [Conti]

1285 unID NOV 3 2015 - Offset frequency first noticed by Aaron, not strong enough for audio; measured at 1285.0015 kHz. Per 2014 mwoffsets list Savelovo, Russia? Not listed in mwlist nor 2018 WRTH. [Conti] NOV 3 2106 - Probably an old offset from a couple hundred miles east of Moscow. [Kreider]

1287 ISRAEL Voice of Hope, She'ar Yashuv   NOV 4 2100 - Poor through Spain echo and 1290 WKBK splatter; "AM 1287, the Voice of Hope." [Conti]

1296.06 SPAIN COPE Valencia   NOV 6 2000 - Good, over Radio XL; "92.0 y 93.4 FM, en onda media 1296, Cope Valencia," to time marker. Off-frequency at 1296.058 kHz. [Conti]

1296 UNITED KINGDOM Radio XL, Birmingham   NOV 3 2117 - Trading off with Spain; Indian music. [Kreider] NOV 8 0400 - Fair, over off-frequency COPE; "...on 1296 AM, this is Radio XL," into news, "From the Sky news center at four." [Conti]


1305.09 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Bushehr   NOV 8 2030 - Offset frequency rumbling against Spain; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes and male acapella signature. [Conti]

1314 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Ardabil   NOV 4 2029 - Fair, over/under Spain; choral national anthem, IRIB R.Iran chimes, then male acapella signature to IRIB news fanfare parallel 558 kHz. NOV 8 2031 - Under Spain; male acapella signature. [Conti] NOV 9 2030 - Time pips at the bottom of the hour noted, and then clearly 'Radio Iran' into the usual national anthem or such. Mostly under co-channel RNE5 stations. Fair to good. [Salmaniw]

1314 SPAIN RNE5 synchros   NOV 3 2123 - Parallel 1305 kHz. [Kreider]

1323 IRAN VOIRI/R.Tabriz, Jolfa   NOV 8 0148 - Music; logging partially based on measured 1322.992 kHz offset frequency. [Kreider]

1323 UNITED KINGDOM Smooth Radio, Brighton   NOV 6 2026 - John Lennon's "Woman". Jingle at 2028 UTC. [Wolfish] NOV 9 2049 - Good reception besides the adjacent splatter, no signs of anyone else on frequency. Very good at 2052. "Follow You, Follow Me" by Genesis at 2053. Strong! Thanks to Neil for immediately ID'ing it. Not bad for 500 watts. [Salmaniw]

1332 IRAN R.Tehran, Tehran   NOV 8 2230 - Good; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes into Koranic vocal, not the male acapella signature of other IRIB stations at this time. [Conti]

1332 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Galati   NOV 7 0200 - Over Iran; "Aici Bucuresti, Radio România Actualitati, hora exacta." NOV 8 0259 - Fair; choral national anthem. [Conti]

1332 UNITED KINGDOM Smooth Radio, Peterborough   NOV 9 2115 - Way behind Iran with George Michael's "One More Try". [Wolfish]

1341 NORTHERN IRELAND BBC R.Ulster, Lisnagarvey   NOV 6 2303 - Not great at TOH, signal got much clearer as news ended with "BBC Radio Ulster" ID. Then country/rockabilly songs. [Nollman]

1359 ETHIOPIA Voice of the Tigray Revolution, Mekele   NOV 4 1958 - Good; telephone talk hosted by a woman in African language, then typical Ethiopian accordion vocal. NOV 6 2000 - Fair to poor; clear repetitive African flute instrumental, cut to weak speaker on the hour. [Conti]

1368 IRAN IRIB R.Golestan, Gonbad Kavus   NOV 7 2030 - Under Manx Radio; IRIB R.Iran three-note gongs/chimes. [Conti]

1368 UNITED KINGDOM Manx Radio, Foxdale   NOV 4 2000 - Good; Manx Radio weather jingle into forecast sponsored by Manx Glass and Glazing. [Conti] NOV 9 2122 - Poor with big band music. Matches webstream. [Wolfish]

1377 ARMENIA TWR Gavar   NOV 3 2053 - Often very strong in Arabic (as listed in MWList), with co-channel below nominal which is Iran (man vs woman from Armenia). Faded as we're approaching TOH. [Salmaniw] NOV 4 1959 - Good; contact info, one cycle of TWR interval signal, then signal was gone. [Conti]

1377.01 IRAN IRIB R.Zahedan, Chabahar   NOV 8 0159 - Measured 1377.011 kHz matching 9 Hz offset in mwlist, 50 kW. [Kreider]

1386 LITHUANIA R.Baltic Waves, Viesintos   NOV 3 2017 - Very strong reception with Radio Liberty programming in Belorusssian. Adjacent splatter is still relatively strong. Rechecking, shows they are very strong at times. Noted at 2122 talking about the recent granting of Tomos to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kyiv Patriachy. Identified their leader (Patriarch Filaret). Radio Svoboda ID. Belorussian language. [Salmaniw] NOV 4 1835 - Fair to good, with woman talking. [Taylor]


1413 MOLDOVA Vesti FM, Grigoriopol   NOV 3 2030 - Under Spain; touchtone sound effects marking bottom of the hour. [Conti] NOV 7 2015 - Mostly RNE5 (with 3 transmitters of 25, 12 and 10 kW), occasional Russian fading up to good level, but not very often. Spain is excellent. [Salmaniw] NOV 8 0300 - Good; touchtone sound effects, time marker, and Russia choral national anthem. [Conti]

1413 OMAN BBC World Service, A'Seela   NOV 3 2020 - Very strong English programming, but faded down to be replaced with Vesti FM in Moldova with 500 kW in Russian. By 2022, music dominated, which turns out to be RNE Radio 5 with 3 transmitters of 10, 12, and 25 kW. They also rapidly faded down. This is what makes MW fun. Stay on a frequency, and you'll go from station to station to station! [Salmaniw] NOV 3 2020 - Over/under Moldova and Spain; discussion in English. Listed 1900-2100 English. [Conti]

1422 ALGERIA R.Algérienne, Algiers   NOV 5 1928 - Good to very good reception with Arabic talk by man. Soothing voices, akin to NPR programming in my mind! Some adjacent splatter. [Salmaniw]

1431 DJIBOUTI R.Sawa, Arta   NOV 3 2010 - Very good reception with Arabic female vocal. Faded down revealing just a mish-mash. Only briefly before they came back at great level. NOV 9 2210 - Excellent reception with Arabic music. Faded down somewhat by 2214. Amazing what a few kW will get you! [Salmaniw]

1440 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Riyadh, Ras al-Khair   NOV 3 1840 - Fair; talk and musical interludes parallel 1521 kHz. At 1904 now loud and clear with Middle Eastern vocal parallel 1521 kHz. [Conti]

1449 IRAN VOIRI Bandar-e-Torkaman   NOV 9 1814 - Listed in MWList as Turkish to 1820, but national anthem at 1815, followed by some strident talk, with mentions of Iran. Transmitter cut at 1816. Happy with this early catch. No one else on frequency at the time. Fair+ reception. [Salmaniw]

1449 SAUDI ARABIA SBC R.Riyadh, Jeddah   NOV 3 2033 - Good over unID; music and discussion parallel 1521 kHz. [Conti]

1449 UNITED KINGDOM BBC Radio 4, Redmoss   NOV 4 2000 - Poor through Saudi Arabia; promo's to time pips and BBC news. [Conti]

1458 GIBRALTAR R.Gibraltar Plus, Wellington Front   NOV 5 2103 - Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman", Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "Fantasy". Withmixing Lyca Radio doing South Asian music. Matches webfeed which is probably two minutes behind. [Wolfish] NOV 5 2131 - In the clear with Tina Turner's Private Dancer, good reception with nice ID at the BOH, but shortly after, I did hear, 'Lyca Radio'. The UK station is 125 kW, but with auroral conditions, not an issue. Soon gone again, and strong signal from Gibraltar. Not bad for 4 kW! ID'd again at 21:38:20, 'on FM, AM, DAB and online', I think. [Salmaniw]

1458 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Constanta   NOV 8 0259 - In jumble of Lyca Radio and unID's; choral national anthem parallel fair 945 and strong 1152 and 1179 signals. [Conti]

1458 UNITED KINGDOM Lyca Radio, London   NOV 6 2022 - Male DJ doing contest rules at lycaradio.com into song "La, La, La." [Nollman] NOV 7 2100 - Fair to good; "From the Sky news center at nine..." [Conti] NOV 9 1826 - Good reception with South Asian music. Parallel to web feed at www.lycaradio.com. Faded out replaced by someone else before bottom of the hour. [Salmaniw]

1458 UNITED KINGDOM Gold, Ashton Moss   NOV 9 2104 - Over Lyca Radio; E.L.O.'s "Mr. Blue Sky". [Wolfish]

1467 FRANCE TWR Roumoules   NOV 4 2130 - Good; TWR interval signal. [Conti] NOV 5 2139 - Excellent reception in listed Kabyle. Not surprising, as they're super power and we are hearing that part of Europe/North Africa very well this afternoon. TWR interval signal into Arabic at 2145. Had to look up 'Kab', which I found out is part of an internationally recognized coding for languages, used in MWList, found here: www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php. [Salmaniw]

1467.36 IRAN IRIB R.Qom, Alborz   NOV 4 2030 - Fair in 1470 WLAM splatter; male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti]

1476.26 IRAN IRIB R.Kordestan, Marivan   NOV 7 2059 - Good; tinkling piano parallel 945 and 999 kHz. [Conti] NOV 8 0222 - Presumed, based on offset frequency. [Kreider]

1485 LATVIA R.Merkurs, Riga   NOV 8 0227 - Measured offset frequency 1484.979 kHz, same as listed in 2011. [Kreider]

1494 MOLDOVA R.Moldova Actualitati, Cahul//Edinet   NOV 3 1958 - Fair; orchestra instrumental, woman with R.Moldova ID, then carrier was cut. NOV 8 1959 - Poor signal with what sounded like synchro echo; deep-voiced announcer with R.Moldova Actualitati ID, then announcement by a woman before the carrier again seemed to be signed off. 2018 WRTH lists 24 hour schedule, while mwlist indicates 0355-2000 Romanian. [Conti] NOV 9 1950 - Good reception and parallel to audio feed at http://radiolive.trm.md:8000/PGM1_128kb.m3u. Traditional Moldovan/Romanian music. Appears to be right on 1494.000, while there's a weaker co-channel measuring 5 Hz low. [Salmaniw] NOV 9 1952 - Female announcer playing folk music. Fair signal at times. Went off as scheduled at 2000 UTC. [Wolfish]


1503 EGYPT ERTU El Arish   NOV 5 2120 - Fair; Koran parallel 864 kHz. [Conti]

1503 UNITED KINGDOM Betar Bangla, East London   NOV 8 0233 - Measured 1503.019 kHz, matched listed offset frequency, 100 watts. [Kreider]

1512 IRAN IRIB R.Ardabil, Ardabil   NOV 4 2030 - Good; IRIB R.Iran chimes, announcement by woman to male acapella signature and fanfare. [Conti]

1521 SLOVAKIA SRo3/R.Devin, Rimavska Sobota   NOV 4 0035 - Good reception in Slovak by woman parallel at same time to 1098 (a more jumbled frequency), 702 is also mentioned, but not heard. [Salmaniw]

1530 SAO TOME VOA Pinheira   NOV 3 2031 - Good reception in English with an African music program (Ethiopian). Usually dominates the frequency over any domestic signal. [Salmaniw] NOV 5 2155 - Program with Alicia Keyes music. [Wolfish]

1539 IRAN IRIB R.Iran, Gorgan//Garmsar   NOV 4 2030 - Fair; IRIB R.Iran chimes, then male acapella signature parallel 558 kHz. [Conti] NOV 9 1900 - IRIB R.Iran chimes/interval signal. [Kreider]

1539 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Asianet Radio, Al-Dhabbiya   NOV 7 2202 - Asianet promos and South Asian music. [Wolfish] NOV 8 2030 - Over/under Spain; sounded like sub-continental Indian pop vocals, ID with jingle, "You are listening to Asianet Radio." [Conti]

1548 MOLDOVA TWR Grigoriopol   NOV 3 2040 - TWR interval signal. [Wolfish] NOV 7 2039 - Took me a while to figure out the language. Most strange! It's Hungarian, with many mentions of Bethlehem. Very good reception with minor co-channel presence. Mentions of Budapest at 2059. Almost oriental sounding music. TWR interval at 20:59:50 x 1 and into Serbian programming. Ah, a language I can follow! [Salmaniw]

1566 BENIN TWR Parakou   NOV 6 2051 - Religious program. Man in French giving e-mail address. [Wolfish]

1566 UNITED KINGDOM BBC R.Somerset, Taunton   NOV 9 1917 - Unfaded at right time with ID. [Wolfish]

1575 IRAN Qeshm jammer   NOV 3 1915 - Loud! [Conti] NOV 3 2041 - Tremendous noise jammer well over R.Farda, which is also well heard. Buzzing +++. Excellent signal strength. [Salmaniw] NOV 6 1951 - Jammer mixed with Rai Radiouno Italy and weak R.Farda United Arab Emirates. [Kreider]

1575 ITALY Rai Radiouno, Genova   NOV 4 1832 - Over/under Iran jammer with excited play-by-play of presumed soccer game. [Taylor] NOV 5 1915 - Very good reception with only a hint of the Iranian jammer today. Discussion between a man in studio and a woman at the other end of a feed. [Salmaniw] NOV 8 0500 - Fair; data burst, time marker, presumed time check, and sounder. [Conti]

1593 FRANCE Bretagne 5, Saint-Goueno   NOV 4 0300 - Soft French music. [Kreider] NOV 9 1900 - Good reception with weather forecasts in French. Mostly over another co-channel station with music. Suspect the latter is Romania. [Salmaniw]

1593 ROMANIA R.România Actualitati, Ion Corvin   NOV 3 2058 - Pop music and hourtop ID followed by newscast. [Wolfish]

1593 unID   NOV 6 2002 - 1 kHz tone on both LSB and USB. Bruce initially thought it was Romania signing off, though 1 kHz tone is still going at 2207 UTC. [Kreider]


1618 NETHERLANDS Mike Radio, Zwolle   NOV 8 2100 - An interesting afternoon here. A couple days ago, Mike Radio's op contacted me about a DX test to our DX'pedition. We agreed upon 2100 to 2200 UTC tonight. Unfortunately, conditions into north-central Holland were not ideal, so he QSY'd from 1615 to 1618 kHz upon our recommendation due to splatter from 1610 here. Occasionally faded up to fair+ levels, but often down in the mud. I did record the broadcast from the UTwente SDR, though, where conditions were generally good. Inverted L antenna mounted at 18.5 m elevation, and 22.5 m length. A fun part of our hobby. Many mentions directed at us with our names, location (PEI), and what we were doing here. Thanks, Mike! [Salmaniw]

1624 unID   NOV 5 0442 - Presumably Greek pirate with non-stop music at good level at times, including C&W music. The brief announcements are mostly undermodulated, I suspect Greek, but not entirely sure. [Salmaniw]

1625 unID   NOV 6 2025 - Poor; nostalgic/romantic vocals. [Conti]

1629 GREECE Devil Thessaloniki   NOV 6 2040 - Poor; Mediterranean vocals and impassioned speaker. By 2050 rising to good level; frequent announcements over Mediterranean vocals. [Conti] NOV 6 2057 - Powerful signal. Greek style sounding music. Many interruptions with chat, in presumed Greek. Very good at times! 1625 is the other rather strong Europirate, and sounding very much like the Dutch pirate Bluebird. [Salmaniw] NOV 7 0055 - Still going strong with Mediterranean vocals. Thanks to Jari Lehtinen in the DXing.info Facebook group for help with ID. [Conti]

1638 NETHERLANDS Bluebird   NOV 6 2330 - Polkas and oldies. At 2338, "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. Presumed Bluebird. [Conti]

1665 unID   NOV 6 2020 - Poor; music, generally unreadable. [Conti]

1698 SPAIN EAR La Coruna Radio, La Coruna   NOV 8 2039 - Spanish Coast Guard radio with warnings including in English. "Regional warning, number..." Concluded at 20:42:45. [Salmaniw]

1730 unID   NOV 8 2327 - Pretty powerful at times with non-stop technomusic. Not sure who this is, or from where, but without doubt, a Europirate. Occasional splatter from a marine USB broadcast (from Norway) on 1728 kHz. [Salmaniw]


Pan-American

 530 CUBA R.Rebelde, Caribe//Guantánamo-Antiguo   NOV 9 1009 - Parallel 550 and 600 kHz. [Kreider]

 550 PUERTO RICO WPAB Ponce   NOV 6 0000 - Fair; "La radio del sur de Puerto Rico." [Conti]

 550 VENEZUELA YVKE Mundial, Caracas   NOV 4 0900 - Parallel web stream with slight delay. [Kreider]

 610 CUBA R.Rebelde, Bueycito//Cienfuegos-Malecón//Guane   NOV 4 0652 - Parallel 1620 which is stronger. [Kreider]

 640 CUBA R.Progreso, La Habana-Guanabacoa//Las Tunas-Jobabo NOV 9 1014 - Stronger than 630 and 690 parallels. [Kreider]

 680 PUERTO RICO WAPA San Juan   NOV 5 2330 - Fair; "Wapa Radio" and contact info. [Conti]

 730 CUBA R.Progreso, La Fé   NOV 9 0958 - Under CKAC Montreal with lively music and ID. [Wolfish]

 900 BARBADOS CBC St. Michael   NOV 6 0000 - Fair; promo/ID, "94.7 FM, your favorite songs..." [Conti]

 900 CUBA R.Progreso, San Germán-Urbano Noris   NOV 6 1000 - In jumblemush with "La Onda de la Alegría" ID. [Wolfish]

 900 MEXICO XEW México, DF   NOV 6 1100 - Mexianthem clearly audible behind CHML Hamilton. [Wolfish]

 1030 unID   NOV 4 0500 - Het against WBZ; measured 1030.267 kHz, offset not listed. [Conti]

1070 COLOMBIA R.Santa Fe, Bogotá   NOV 9 1000 - Various station promos and "Radio Santa Fe punto com" heard is with a second Latin station and IBOC hiss. [Wolfish]

1710 USA WQFG689 Jersey City, New Jersey, and others   NOV 5 0435 - Once the power was restored after a 24 hour outage, I became aware of two TIS stations, about equal in strength. The initial prominent one was a long loop from Hudson County, Office of Emergency Management. There are apparently 5 transmitters licensed, each 10 watts. The other co-channel was a slightly muffly sounding male speaker, with more highway information, which should be the Pennsylvania Turnpike TIS. An FCC search, though, didn't come up with any other TIS station besides the first one. The IRCA TIS list from 2018 does have others. K... 760 is listed for the PA station. I was unable to find out anything else about this 2nd station. Listening carefully, though, I'm still hearing mentions of New Jersey and highway advisory, co-channel by the female voice, which I'm sure is the WQFG689 station. Perhaps one or more of the 5 stations listed under that ID is carrying another program? There is mention of www... org. Listening again, it's www.511NJ.org. This frequency bothered me, so I listened again at 2250 the next afternoon, and there they were again. With help of Bruce Conti who had laid a south directed wire, I could now work out two stations: The New Jersey station, again (mostly dominant), with the slightly muffly male speaker, and the female speaker, occasionally fading up, being the National Parks Service TIS station at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Springfield, Mass. Glad to have that mystery solved! [Salmaniw]


Short Wave

3965 FRANCE R.France Int'l, Issoudun   NOV 5 0358 - I could actually see and decode 'French' on the DReaM software on my Perseus, but no audio. Hardly surprising at 1 kW, but nice to see the signal, at least. A first for me. [Salmaniw]

3995 GERMANY HCJB Deutschland, Weenermoor   NOV 7 2143 - Very weak; unidentified language. [Kreider]

5840 DENMARK World Music Radio, Karup   NOV 3 2057 - 100 watts, only threshold signal, but clearly parallel to their on line player. Hoping for better over the next week. Fades occasionally up to fair, then down to nothing at all. Tough copy, for sure! [Salmaniw]

5939.736 BRAZIL R.Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC   NOV 8 2248 - Good solid reception with a revival meeting, in Portuguese. 500 watts/ND. No drift noted. [Salmaniw]

5960 GERMANY The Mighty KBC, Nauen   NOV 4 0000 - Nice to hear them like the old days. Very powerful signal (125 kW, 300°) with start right at 0000 after transmitter came on just after 2359. Still the same format as always. Amazing signal into PEI. [Salmaniw]

6230 unID   NOV 7 2131 - Weather, USB; either Australia or Tonga according to www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Maritime_Weather_Transmissions. [Kreider]

6955 USA Green Monster Radio, Pirate   NOV 9 2214 - Initially at poor level, but improving to good level at 2241 UTC with Boston Red Sox themed program. Live programming with time checks and lots of songs and references to the Red Sox. QSL to GreenMonsterRadio@gmail.com announced several times. As the loop was taken down, the north/south 500-ft BoG was our compromise antenna. Note below them, the region from 6922.5 to 6946.5 is unuseable due to wide band digital noise. My name and Niel's name was given with thanks at 2245! I'm really impressed with Shazam app on my iPhone. ID'ed 2/2 songs tried without any difficulty! Another tool to use DX'ing! Now will it work for Arabic music? [Salmaniw]

7235 ROMANIA R.Romania Int'l, Tiganesti   NOV 3 1945 - 100% copy with SNR at 17.3 dB; in German. Wow, two DRM's heard already in the course of an hour! [Salmaniw]

7350 ROMANIA R.Romania Int'l, Tiganesti   NOV 5 1819 - Almost perfect copy of Engish RRI programming, regarding radical and anti-semitic parties from the early 1940s in Romania. Occasional drop outs. Nice as it's only 2:20 in the afternoon, and still 2 1/2 hours until LSS. [Salmaniw]

7550 INDIA All India Radio, Bangalore NOV 3 1923 - Excellent 100% copy with 2 channels noted: 2nd channel reads as GOS IV, while 1st channel reads as GOS IV, as well, but with AIR English programming. About a Canadian female poet. SNR 19.7 dB. Very nice! Finally heard on my FDM S-2. Parallel 9445 in AM blasting in at S9+30. NOV 6 1908 - 100% decode (almost) with two channels. Channel 1 is the GOS in English (although the DReaM window indicates 'Russian Programme from SPT AIR Bangalore') and indicating GOS-IV, while Channel 2 indicates RAGAM, and Hindi Country Music. Both in Mono at 10.48 kbps. Not bad for half way around the world! Not sure of power (unclear from SW Skeds), but target is Europe. Starting to have more dropouts by 1925 UTC. [Salmaniw]

11560 INDIA All India Radio, Bangalore   NOV 8 1504 - 500 kW at 325°. Superb reception with my favourite exotic Indian music. Listed in Pashto at this time. Yep, Pashto at 15:06:40. (Just kidding! I would have no idea what language I was listening to, besides checking SWSkeds.) [Salmaniw]

11760 CUBA R.Habana Cuba, La Habana   NOV 8 1541 - Consistent audio, with deep fades. [Kreider]

11775 ANGUILLA Caribbean Beacon, The Valley   NOV 8 1543 - English, preaching by woman; good strength. [Kreider]

11815 TURKEY Voice of Turkey, Emirler   NOV 8 1545 - Turkish program. [Kreider]

11985 SRI LANKA AWR Trincomalee   NOV 8 1548 - Unidentified language, moderate signal. [Kreider]

12030 SPAIN RNE Noblejas   NOV 8 1600 - 200 kW, 110°. Interval signal heard splattering when listening to 12035 Sri Lanka. Excellent reception signing on in Spanish. None of the other 3 frequencies were on/or heard (9690, 11685, or 11940 kHz). Oops, spoke too soon. 11685 is now there at 1607 check, but marred by digital/RTTY just above the frequency. LSB solves the problem. [Salmaniw]

12035 SRI LANKA AWR Trincomalee   NOV 8 1553 - Unidentified language; good signal. [Kreider] NOV 8 1554 - 125 kW, 345°. Excellent reception in listed Marathi. Amen, followed by enjoyable south Asian music. AWR with address in India given. Off shortly afterwards. [Salmaniw]

12095 MADAGASCAR BBC World Service, Talata Volonondry   NOV 8 1554 - Weak; unidentified language. [Kreider]

13690 USA WINB Red Lion, PA   NOV 8 1346 - Another DRM signal seen in PEI. Too weak to decode audio, but ID's as WINB English Religion 8.28 kbps EEP Mono. I'm thinking that we might be too close and the signal is skipping over us. The signal is unusual in appearance, though, with the lower 5 kHz hashed (with a rapid buzzing sound), while the upper 5 kHz looks more the normal, 'white noise' DRM appearance. Another hindrance to decoding is that 13685 has Turkey present, while AIR is on 13695 kHz. In my experience, this interferes with reception of DRM. Bits and pieces of audio started coming through about 13:55 with piano music. On the SDR waterfall, it's easy to see that the upper half of the signal appears twice as strong as the lower half. Perhaps someone can explain that to me! The music is from the Phantom of the Opera. Nice ID at 13:59:20, then into a religious program, Take a Look in the Book. Fully able to decode now. 9:00 a.m. local at our receiver site. Very powerful at 1518 recheck and in Italian. A really messy transmitter splattering well beyond the 10 kHz window. Same strange 1/2 and 1/2 on the waterfall. I recognize the program. This is IBC (heard on WRMI in past). They should be doing something in digital, which would be funny: Digital broadcasting digital! Nope, into music at 1529, then ID with postal address for WINB, and into South Carolina religious broadcast. Interesting that suddenly, the signal just dropped to a very low level and I stopped being able to demodulate at about 1535 UTC. Someone did something at the transmitter site! [Salmaniw]

13845 USA WWCR Nashville TN   NOV 8 1547 - WTF! Until 1547, we were hearing two Brother Stairs, simultaneously, from two old programs. Someone must have noticed, as it was corrected back to one feed only. Call-in from someone in great pain listening on 4840 kHz. Won't go to a doctor for 3 or 4 years. Then BS's answer. Excellent reception, of course. [Salmaniw]

15110 KUWAIT R.Kuwait, Sulabiyah   NOV 8 1325 - In my never ending search for DRM signals, I found Kuwait today. Too weak to decode, besides the caption: 'Radio Kuwait'. Off a few minutes later. [Salmaniw]




   Bill Nollman installs the FM Yagi during rainy weather.  Reception of 100.9 "Big Dog" with the Moxon antenna (right).




   Getting DX'ers together for a group photo... like herding cats.  The team: Walt Salmaniw, Aaron Kreider, Niel Wolfish, Brent Taylor, Bill Nollman, Bruce Conti.



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