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AIH124 DXpedition Log
October 24–November 14, 2020

Note: Only relatively rare or otherwise interesting stations are listed.
Depending on conditions, another 500-1,000 MW stations more
could be identified during any week in Aihkiniemi.


 Europe (excluding Iberia)
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
675.0000 7.11. 1913 Radio Calypso, Oostwold, sent a verification by Messenger in six minutes.
738 11.11. 1700 RTL in French - although RTL only has a transmitter on 234 kHz LW. The ID was confirmed by Christian Ghibaudo. I was actually hunting for Algeria, which is why I paid attention to the French announcements. The explanation is probably the so-called Luxembourg effect, which is indeed aptly named! This has nothing to do with receiver overload or the software used, but is a result of a phenomenon in the ionosphere. At closer inspection, the same RTL was found weaker on half a dozen other MW frequencies as well. More info here.
746.9951 12.11. 1536 Radio 0511, Ternaard.
819.0055 10.11. 0546 Studio Denakker, Klazienaveen. The station never seems to identify, although I've listened to it for hours on several days. This was a more common station in 2019 when it operated on 1395 kHz.
846 7.11. 2110 Album AM, Uden, giving a morse code ID. My report is featured on the station's website.
918.0077 7.11. 1920 Radio T-Pot, Gasselternijveen.
918.0280 7.11. 2038 Citrus AM, Ernst, giving also morse code station identifications.
927.0009 7.11. 1757 UNID new station testing with music and this pre-recorded announcement: "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand by as we are currently testing our systems". The signal was strong and was heard also on other days.
1008.0109 10.11. 0608 United AM, Neede, identifies in English. This was the longest reception on record (2199 km) for this 100-watt station.
1016.9958 29.10.
13.11.
-1901
1536
Amica Radio Veneta, Peraga di Vigonza, was heard also on several other days.
1206.89v 7.11. 1635 Sveriges Radio was the ID, obviously via some Swedish pirate transmitter, presumably from Småland. The modulation was poor, and the frequency shifted quite a bit, this 1206.889 being in the low end, and soon returning close to 1206 kHz.
1223.9984 8.11. 1610 Amplivier Radio, Damwâld.
1224.0074 29.10. 1746 Erasitehnikos Radiofonikos Stathmos, Tripoli, a hobby pirate station.
1286.9975 29.10.
10.11.
2000
0518
Radio Seagull, Ternaard. I read that this program feed is aired at 1800-0600 UTC, with Radio 0511 filling the daylight hours.
1287 7.11. 1617 Radio 0511, Ternaard.
1304.9959 31.10. 1626 ERA programming, but would this be national or regional? An ID (or other announcement) sounds like "Radiofonikos ... Paragoias". Babis Karadimas places also this station in Tripoli.
1350 29.10. 2000 Radio Z-100, Milano, perhaps at 1350.0036 kHz.
1394.9956 7.11.
10.11.
1701
0459
Seabreeze AM, Grou, is the dominant Dutch station here, and was heard almost daily.
1395.0071 7.11. 2023 Sterrekijker AM, Elim. Mark Veldhuis kindly listened to my clip, as Dutch is not one of my top languages.
1466.9997 7.11. 1711 Radio Paradijs, Utrecht.
1467.0004v 29.10.
10.11.
1705
1600
Radio Eldorado, Damwâld.
1476.0017 31.10. 1714 Museumsradio AM 1476, Bad Ischl, with Plattenkiste programming, announcing an email address wunsch@plattenkiste.radio. Many thanks to Andree Bollin for confirming the identity!
1485 8.11. 1727 Radio Studio X, Livorno. I heard the other transmitter (Arezzo on 1584 AM) already over 20 years ago. Grazie to Mauro Giroletti for discovering the identity of this station based on a cell phone number announced.
1511.9967 2.11.
10.11.
1658
0438
Energy FM, Sligo, with programming made for the Canary Islands, but presumably transmitting from Ireland over this unlicenced transmitter.
1556.9908
1556.9901
29.10.
10.11.
1725
1821
+ Milano XR, Milano, can be seen often on the spectrum, but the audio rarely surfaces due to many interfering stations.
1556.9997 7.11. 1647 Radio Adiaforos, Larisa. This is a (Greek hobby pirate) station run by Vasilis Karanasios.
1565.9989 29.10. 1624 Radio 015 Tríkala, Tríkala, a pirate station in the Thessaly region in Greece. Many thanks to Thanos Tzimourtas for identifying the station!
1584 26.10. 1803 Radio Regional, Otricoli.
1602.0114 29.10. 1621 Radio Geronimo, Karditsa, a Greek pirate station also on this frequency. Here's one (not very comprehensive) list of Greek AM pirates.
5895 1.11. 0900 Radio Northern Star, Bergen, heard easily in Lapland also on 1611 AM.
5939.9976 1.11. 0855 Radio Onda, Borculo. The station promotes Brazilian music, but there was a station ID even in French.
6070.0030 1.11. 0849 Channel 292, Rohrbach. First, Super Clan Radio programming until 0900 UTC, and then Radio Northsea International in German.
6160v 1.11. 0857- Shortwave Radio, Winsen, playing first instrumental music, and began with the "Weekend Review" program from the U.S. Initially the frequency was 6160.007 kHz, but within ten minutes it crept downward close to 6160.000 kHz.
6195.0490 1.11. -0932 Radio Pacman via Mike Radio, Heerde.
       
 Iberia
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
800.9464 12.11. 1704 RNE1 Comunidad Valenciana, Castellón, was way off its nominal frequency. Also another RNE1 transmitter (from Castilla y León) is pretty far off from the nominal frequency at 800.9886 kHz.
1017 12.11. 1704 RNE5 Andalucia, Granada, with a regional break at this time.
1152.0000 9.11. 0624 RNE5 Zamora. This is not a rarity, but is worth mentioning because of a rare occurrence: Zamora began its local segment almost a minute before all the other RNE5 stations.
1152 10.11. 1855 RNE5 Andalucia, Málaga, climbed on top of the pile for less than a minute.
1305 2.11.
9.11.
1850
0625
RNE5 Bilbao.
1341 26.10. 1850 Onda Cero Radio, Almería.
       
 Africa
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
558 28.10. 0457 + Radio Algérienne, Touggourt.
575.9992 9.11.
10.11.
0548
0500
Radio Algérienne, Béchar. WRTH says this transmitter should have (only) local programming, but at least at this time it was airing the national Holy Koran channel in Arabic. Severe interference by RNE5 Barcelona, which fortunately had a slightly different offset at 576.0006 kHz.
702.0002
701.9990
9.11.
10.11.
12.11.
0500
0548
0510
Radio Algérienne, Laghouat, ending an Arabic program at 0500 UTC, and continuing with news in French. On the following day (10th) with Holy Koran programming.
729 28.10. 0443 Tentative: Radio Kano, Yogana. No ID, but there are no other Nigerian stations here.
783 29.10. 2000 Radio Algérienne, Djanet/El Oued, happened to air a newscast by Radio Algérie Internationale. Many thanks to Ghalem Arsalan for identifying the program source.
872.9969 9.11. 0505 Radio Algérienne, Ghardaia, with news in French // 1422, and others.
918.0000 29.10.
31.10.
2.11.
7.11.
9.11.
10.11.
1859
1900
1900
1800
1928
2004
Radio Benue 1, Makurdi, promoting also its Android app as one alternative to listen to the station. Seems to be audible best around 1900 UTC, and closing down around 2000 UTC. I rarely bother to listen to any station on so many days after getting an ID, but with such a great antenna in use on this DXpedition, I kept on looking for even better quality recordings.
935.9932 10.11. 0600 Radio Marocaine (SNRT), Agadir, managed to identify "... al-idaa al-wataniya" just as RNE5 and RAI stations were taking a breath at the top of the hour.
944.9923 26.10. 2008 Rádio Nacional São Tomé e Príncipe, Pinheira, was heard on most days with the new 214-degree antenna.
945.0010 12.11. 1943 Kebbi Radio, Birnin Kebbi. I chased this signal for two weeks with the new 1-kilometer antenna pointing to Nigeria before I finally got a good station ID.
972.0001 9.11. 0447 Katsina State Radio, Dutsin-Ma. The National anthem was played at 0505, even though programming had begun at least 20 minutes earlier.
1025.9995 29.10.
9.11.
1959
0500
Radio Algérienne, Hassi Messaoud. In the morning with news in French at the top of the hour. In the evening it was heard with the Arabic-language Radio Culture network: "Idha'atul Thaqafiyah al-Djazairiyah".
1026.0010 9.11. 0447- Jigawa BC, Dutse, began its Hausa-language broadcast with the national anthem and Muslim prayer.
1089 28.10. 0500 Radio Algérienne, Adrar, with an ID "Idha'at al-Djazair ad-dawliya", meaning Radio Algérie Internationale, as confirmed by Tarek Zeidan.
1161 12.11. 0500 Radio Algérienne, In Salah, with news in French at the top of the hour.
1421.9972 28.10. 0500 Radio Algérienne, Ouled Fayet, a strong station without any interference in the mornings, and heard on many other days as well.
 Asia
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
549 9.11. 1200 Radio Thailand was the ID, but impossible to know which one of the two listed stations.
666 25.10. 1601 tent. Thor Phor Song, Surin.
675 1.11. 1359 Sor Thor Ror 2, Bangkok.
719.9960 1.11. 1359 Sor Thor Ror 5, Chonburi.
900 29.10. 1400 CRI News Radio, Beijing BJ (Huánqiú zixùn guangbò) - a note to self, as again I was trying to figure out what provincial station this could be. Cleared kindly by Wei Wei.
981.0001 12.11. 1259 Mahawitthayalai Thammasat, Pathum Thani. A relay of NHK World programming in Thai ended just before the top of the hour, when the station identified.
989.9991 7.11. 1400 Cangzhou Agriculture Economy Service (Nongye Jingji Guangbo), Cangzhou HB.
1052.9990 1.11. 1408 Mor Thor Bor 11, Bangkok.
1071 1.11.
12.11.
1401
1258
Parliament Radio Station, Bangkok. There is daily English programming, ending with a station ID for "Parliament Newsroom" at 1258 UTC. The only frequency mentioned is FM 87.5 MHz.
1143 28.10. 1351 Tangshan Traffic and Literary Service (Jiaotong Wenyi Guangbo), Tangshan HB // FM 96.8.
1161 11.10. 1000 JOCG NHK1 Asahikawa via Rumoi.
1206 25.10. 1500 + Shanxi Rural Service (Nongcun Guangbo), Shuozhou SX // 1503, which is much more common.
1440 24.10. 1400 AFN Humphreys, Pyeongtaek/Waegwan. Although "AFN Humphreys radio update" sounds like a local ID, at this time it was carried by both AFN transmitters on this frequency (and in very different parts of South Korea) simultaneously.
1584 25.10. 1430 + Datong Radio and TV Station, Economic and Literary Service (Dàtóng Guangbo Diànshì Tái, Jingjì Wényì Guangbo), Dàtóng SX // No ID, but "FM 98.7"
       
 Australia & Oceania
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
603 28.10. 1330 4CH ABC Western Queensland, Charleville QLD, heard for a moment // 630, which was of course booming.
701.9930 28.10. 1330 2BL ABC Sydney NSW.
711.0013 28.10. 1400 4QW ABC Southern Queensland, St. George QLD.
738 28.10. 1328 2NR ABC North Coast, Grafton NSW.
747 28.10. 1411 + 8JB ABC Radio Darwin, Jabiru NT, a fabulous catch discovered by Jim, and Graham at ABC was able to nail the identity, as it was airing a different feed from the other more powerful ABC stations on the same frequency.
1062.0033 28.10. 1400 4TI ABC Far North Queensland, Thursday Island QLD.
1080 12.11. 2000 6IX Perth WA, promoted its nutrient deal: "The 6IX Chemist Warehouse product of the month is INC plant protein ..."
1134 28.10. 1330 + 2AD Armidale NSW. No ID, but relaying 2SM like many other NSW stations as well.
1242 28.10. 1340 4AK Toowoomba QLD. No ID, but the station manager recognized the commercial spots I heard.
1296.0082 28.10. 1324 + 4RPH Reading Radio, Brisbane QLD. No ID, but an old-time radio show "Golden days of radio" fits their schedule.
1331.9955 28.10. 1342 4BU Bundaberg QLD, "On air and online at 4bu.com.au". 4BU was heard with stunning strength, and it was easy to get details of the many local commercial spots aired.
1341 28.10. 1338 2KY Sky Sports Radio, Newcastle NSW (relaying programming from 1017 AM). I heard how "Master Burbidge" finished first and "Dream Bolt" came second at a horse race on Fakenham racecourse in the UK.
1350 28.10. 1331 + 2LF Young NSW, airing the same overnight show (Talk Overnight, hosted by Barry Hill) as 2AD on 1134 AM.
1619.9938 28.10. 1340 Vision Radio, Taylor's Beach QLD (ex-4KZ Ingham QLD). During this 45-minute opening Vision Radio was heard also on many other X-band frequencies.
1656.0030 28.10. 1336 Vision Radio, Bundaberg QLD, was a new Vision for me. 2MM became the stronger station on a slightly lower split frequency after 1400 UTC.
1674.9970 28.10. 1424 Radio Haanji, Melbourne, Vic. The two Haanji transmitters have different commercial spots, at this time a spot to East Melbourne.
1674.9980 28.10. 1342 Radio Haanji, Sydney NSW.
       
 North America
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
580 1.11. 0657 CHAH Edmonton AB, "My Radio 580 AM, bringing Albertans together", a new station focused on Indian languages. Not a rarity, but nice to see new or reactivated Canadian stations on the dial.
600.0000 1.11. 1302 CKSP Vancouver BC, "Sher-E-Punjab" has been a regular catch since its launch, but just to note that this is when I identified it for the first time.
610 13.11. 0631 KOJM Havre MT, with promotional announcements for its programming, which is also available on 92.5 FM KPQX and hilinetoday.com.
659.9977 31.10. -2330 WBHR Sauk Rapids MN closed down leaving just WFAN on the frequency.
689.9962 9.11. 0700 WQNO New Orleans LA, "WQNO 690 New Orleans, Catholic Radio for your community".
740 11.11. 0700 KCBS San Francisco CA, with a full TOH station ID. This was real treat, as I have been hunting KCBS actively ever since listening to it regularly when I used to live in Palo Alto in 2003-2004.
750 26.10. 0358 KAMA El Paso TX.
800 1.11. 0600 WVAL Sauk Rapids MN, with a nice sung station ID: "AM 800, WVAL, Sauk Rapids St. Cloud."
839.9956 31.10. -2345 KTIC West Point NE. At close-down KTIC offered other options like listening to KTIC on your phone. Well, it isn't the same...
930 31.10. 2306 WLBL Auburndale WI.
930 10.11. 1033 KRKY Granby CO, "Colorado's Ski Country".
930 11.11. 0932 KMPT East Missoula MT.
990 26.10. 0400 KFCD Farmersville TX.
1000.0024 31.10. 2319 KSOO Sioux Falls SD, powering down at 2335 UTC.
1040 14.11. 0800 + WHBO Pinellas Park FL was a total surprise.
1059.9980 31.10. -2330 KFIL Preston MN closing down with a station ID and the national anthem.
1140.0170 28.10. 0055 KZMQ Greybull WY.
1170 9.11. 0700 + KFOW Waseca MN, "KFOW Waseca Owatonna 1170 AM 106.3 FM..."
1190 31.10. 2333 WMEJ Bay Saint Louis MS // 104.3 FM. The exact offset frequency of WMEJ was impossible to see, but a bit later, at 2345 UTC KKOJ MN closed down on offset 1190.0020 kHz.
1190 9.11. 0700 KFXR Dallas TX, "KFXR Dallas Fort Worth, Talk Radio 1190, available everywhere with the iHeart Radio app, now number one for podcasting..."
1220.0000 14.11. 0824 CFAJ St. Catharines ON was airing a test broadcast with station identitications between each song.
1260 26.10. 0400 KDUZ Hutchinson MN.
1270 4.11. 0900 WTJZ Newport News VA.
1280 4.11.
13.11.
1300
1259
KRVM Eugene OR.
1320 26.10. 0400 KLWN Lawrence KS.
1339.9997 3.11. 1200 CINL Ashcroft BC, relaying CHNL 610.
1340 10.11. 1405 KBBR North Bend OR, which for me was the last remaining unverified Oregonian station on this frequency.
1349.9996 1.11.
14.11.
0500
1021
WWWL New Orleans NY, "The New 92.9 Classic R&B".
1350 13.11. 1000 KPWK San Bernardino CA, "Fox Sports IE 1350 AM KPWK Riverside", where the IE stands for Inland Empire.
1370 26.10. 0333 KAWL York NE, "Cool 103.5 FM and 1370 AM".
1370 26.10. 0400 KIOL Iola KS.
1380 29.10. 0527 KQKD Redfield SD, "Pure Country 107-1".
1380 31.10. 2300 KHWK Winona MN // FM 105.1.
1390 26.10. 0259 KCLN Clinton IA.
1400 6.11. 0100 KTEM Temple TX.
1410 1.11.
14.11.
0547
1041
KLFD Litchfield MN // FM 95.9, was very quick to confirm my report.
1409.9992 14.11. 0900 WRTZ Roanoke VA. "This is True Oldies WRTZ Roanoke", an utterly unexpected catch.
1420 4.11. 0900 WDJA Delray Beach FL, "Universo 1420". Has anybody received a QSL from this station?
1430 1.11. 0500 WEEF Deerfield IL // FM 99.1, a beautiful ID from a station I had no clue about. Their announced email address hints to Polish ownership.
1450 14.11. 1050 KWHW Altus OK, with the best possible format, airing a pre-recorded station ID by country singer Mark Chesnutt.
1510 8.11. 0700 KIFG Iowa Falls IA.
1549.9965 11.11. 2227 WHIT Madison WI, "The Farm". Closed down at 2231 UTC.
1550 26.10. 0400 KESJ Saint Joseph MO, "Joe Town 107.5".
1570 1.11. 0006 WWCK Flint MI, "Supertalk 1570".
1570 10.11. 1100 KDIZ Golden Valley MN, "Freedom 1570".
1579.9985 9.11. 0700 WVOK Oxford AL.
1580.0014 9.11.
14.11.
0802
0754
WMYC Columbus OH, "The New My 92-9", at times beating even the dominant CKDO.
1580 14.11. 1200 WTTN Columbus WI.
1580.0054 14.11. 1123 WHLY South Bend IN, "La Raza 1580".
       
 Central America & Caribbean
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
590 29.10. 0527 XEFD Reynosa TM, "590 AM, La Mejor".
590 13.11. 0731 CMBF Radio Musical Nacional, La Julia, identified in a very formal and somber style: ""Usted escucha CMBF Radio Musical Nacional, transmitiendo desde La Habana, Cuba. La hora exacta 2 y 30 minutos ante mediodia." It wasn't very exact, however.
860 14.11. 0544 Z-86 Radio Curom, Willemstad, "Z-86 Emisora" was a longtime dream, and now heard super strong.
1310 13.11. 1300 XEC Tijuana BCN, relaying XESDD "La Tremenda", and heard also on 1030 AM.
1450 12.11. 0359 CMCL Radio Mayabeque, Santa Cruz del Norte-La Sierrita.
1460 14.11. 1112 XEYC Cd. Juárez CH, relaying Radio Fórmula 103.3 FM from Mexico City.
       
 South America
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
680.0000 31.10. 0613 HCVP2 Radio Atalaya, Guayaquil.
740.1082 25.10. 0519 CW27 Radio Tabaré, Salto.
780.0200 25.10. 0530 OAZ7S Radio Nuevo Tiempo, Juliaca.
960 25.10. 0559 OAX4D Radio Panamericana, Lima.
1069.9650 25.10. 0506 ZYK633 Rádio Prudente AM, Presidente Prudente SP. Many thanks to Jorge Freitas, Denis Zoqbi and Samuel Cássio, who confirmed the identity by hearing the exact same jingle on the air.
1080 31.10. 0201 ZYI784 Rádio Jornal do Commercio, Caruaru PE.
1090 31.10. 0600 + OCU1Z Radio Visión, Tumbes.
1110 25.10. 0619 OAU4J Radio Feliz, Lima.
1140.0015 24.10. 2331 ZYH607 Rádio Progresso, Russas CE.
1219.9989 26.10. 0204 Ecomedios, Buenos Aires.
1329.9932 25.10. 0559 HJAP Radio Auténtica, Cartagena.
1409.9920 29.10. 0604 ZYK683 Rádio Jovem Pan News, Rio Claro SP.
1410.0052 25.10. 0519 CW141 Radio Turistica, Salto.
1419.9951 29.10. 0611 ZYK733 Rádio Nova, São Manuel SP.
1419.9982 25.10. 0500 AM Con Vos, Villa Martelli BA. I have heard this station on every DXpedition since 2017, and now the reception quality was so good that I could no longer resist sending a reception report. Eventually in January 2021 I got a QSL from the Facebook page of "Pasó a valores" program.
1429.9896 29.10. 0557 ZYK707 Rádio Imaculada Conceição, São Roque SP.
1450.0028 29.10. 0608 ZYK657 Rádio São Carlos, São Carlos do Pinhal SP.
1459.9823 30.10. 2128 ZYH616 Rádio Uirapuru, Morada Nova CE.
1469.9976 30.10. 2129 ZYI913 Rádio Ingazeira, Paulistana PI.
1480.0065 25.10. 2358 CW148 Radio Universo, Castillos, with a terribly distorted audio, which is best heard on the AM mode.
1480.0084 29.10. 0612 + ZYK551 Rádio Atibaia, Atibaia SP.
1489.9984
1489.9977
29.10.
30.10.
0557
2120
ZYK764 Rádio Imaculada Conceição, Mauá SP.
1499.9962 30.10. 2129 ZYK549 Rádio Cidade das Árvores, Araras SP.
1510
1510.2716
25.10.
11.11.
0551
0451
HCBD1 Radio Monumental, Quito, was initially very close to 1510, then jumped to 1510.2716v.
1509.9978 29.10. 0549 ZYK770 Rádio Vale Aleluia Music, Salto SP.
1519.9743 29.10. 0559 ZYK614 Rádio da Cidade, Mogi das Cruzes SP.
1530 29.10. 0557 + ZYL280 Rádio Clube, Pouso Alegre MG.
1570 29.10. 0558 ZYK667 Rádio Socorro, Socorro SP.
1570.0200 25.10. 0554 HCCC4 La Voz, Manta.
1590.0199 25.10. 0533 ZYI703 Rádio Correio do Vale, Itaporanga PB.
       
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