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AIH7 DXpedition Log
August 6 - September 16, 2011
September 24-30, 2011

Contains loggings from brief visits to Aihkiniemi on August 6-8, and on September 8-13 (AIH7), as well as from automated recordings before and after AIH7.

 Europe & The British Isles
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
531 26.8. 1959 KBC Radio, Burg, testing here with 10 kW
648 8.8. 2245 NPS Radio 1, Orfordness. Not a rarity, but noted as the UK transmitter now airs Dutch programming.
1260 7.8. 2200 Radio Miniwatt, Athens, a pirate station with 4 kW of power. There are numerous Greek pirates on the X-band, but I'm listing the two encountered on the regular AM band.
1287 9.8. 2003 Radio 322, Athens. Another pirate station, with 0.8 kW of power.
1593 11.8. 1900 Antena Sibiului, Sibiu
 Iberia
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
711 24.8.
29.8.
2155
2155
COPE Murcia
1080 29.8. 2155 SER Radio Mallorca
1224 19.8. 2155 COPE Lleida
1269 22.8. 2155 COPE Ciudad Real
 Africa
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
549 8.8. 2300 Radio Algerienne, Sidi Hamadouche
595 11.8.
15.8.
26.8.
26.8.
2100
-0001
-0002
2100
Radio Marocaine, Oujda, conveniently 1 kHz off from the others. Reportedly the station alternates frequency between 594 and 595 randomly, which would explain that on many days there was not even a trace of the carrier here.
675 8.8. 2209 Voice of Free Libya, Benghazi
855 9.8. -2100 Radio Ethiopia, Harar // 1044
963 8.8. -0001 Radio Tunisienne, Tunis. Cultural channel, closing down at this time.
963 9.8. 1859 Radio As-Salam, Khartoum, although identifies location as "min Omdurman"
1026 9.8. -2203 Emissão Provincial de Manica, Chimoyo
1044 9.8. -2100 Radio Ethiopia, Mekele
1116 13.8. 2001 tent. Radio Djibouti, Dorale
1197 9.8. 2201 Family Radio, Maseru
1260 7.8. -2208 Emissão Provincial do Niassa, Lichinga
1449 7.8. 2159 Voice of Free Libya, Misrata
1530 17.8.
20.8.
22.8.

0100
0200
0100

Posto Emissor do Funchal, Funchal, Madeira. This station seems to be a much easier catch during the summer than in the winter. I had been hunting it for over 20 years, but until now only during the winter, and now I found it to be a fairly common catch in August. During the night the station relays Rádio Renascença. Interference by stations in the UK and Romania. No sign of the only remaining RDP station in Madeira on 1332 kHz.
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 Asia
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
531 8.8. 2200 BSKSA Bisha, with Quran network
576 8.9. -1721 Radio Nepal, Surkhet // 792 and others
576 8.9. 1800 Radio Oman, Haima
594 22.8. 2100 DZBB Manila
594 22.8. 2100 Xizang PBS, Lhasa XZ, promoting its website tibetradio.cn
594 6.9. 2100 Por Tor Or, Bangkok
603 8.9.
16.9.
1800
1700

Shaanxi PBS, Xi'an SN, Story service (Gushi Guangbo)

603 15.9. 1700 Henan PBS, Zhengzhou EN, Information Radio (Xinxi Guangbo)
612 8.9.
12.9.
1729
1735
AIR Bengaluru
612 16.9. 1600 Radio Taiwan International, Lukang, a superpower station briefly here, now back to 603 kHz.
621 8.9. 1708 Voice of America "Deewa Radio", Khost
630 30.8. 1830 DZMM Obando with a program titled "Lovelines". This is one of the many stations that have become easier catches after NRK vacated the frequency.
630 31.8. 1800 Taiwan BC, Sungling, with a program called "53 Club". Thanks Jeff!
630 8.9. 1700 Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka
630 16.9. 1700 BCC Yilan, weak
648 21.8.
30.8.
2000
1900
+ BCC Panchiao, Taipei, with News Network programming (ex-657)
648 8.9. -1721 Radio Nepal, Dhankuta, not much else apart from the National Anthem at closing time
666 16.9. 2100 Hefei PBS, Hefei AH, News and General Service (Hefei Xinwen Zonghe Guangbo)
675 10.9. -1740 AIR Chhattarpur
684 8.9.
16.9.
-1721 Radio Nepal, Pokhara
747 13.9. 1800 Zhongshan PBS, Zhongshan GD, // FM 88.8, was not a new catch, but identifying any local Chinese on this fq is always a pleasant surprise
756.03 8.9. -1740 AIR Jagdalpur
774 8.9. 1802 Sheng Li chih Sheng (Voice of Victory), Tainan
792 30.8. 1932 Zhengzhou PBS, Zhengzhou EN, announcing frequencies 792 AM and 88.9 FM
792.09 8.9. -1740 AIR Pune, noted because of the split
801 8.9. 1800 IRIB Mashhad, regional via Kashmar // 684, the powerhouse
801 15.9. 1803 Hubei PBS, Jingmen/Macheng HB, Life channel (Hubei Shenghuo Guangbo)
810 7.8. 2200 BSKSA Abha, one of the many Saudis on the dial
810 19.8. 1900 Xi'an PBS, Xi'an SN
837.42 7.9. -1740 AIR Vijayawada, not a rarity, but logged because of the split fq
846 11.8.
16.8.
2100- Bangladesh Betar, Rajshahi, on extended schedule during the Ramadan, heard with a local ID. The interval melody is played before the morning program begins at 2100 UTC.
846 31.8.
16.9.
1958
1959
CRI Beijing BJ, listing CRI FM frequencies in different countries
864 30.8.
16.9.
1800
1701
AM 864, Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company Ltd, Peng Chau
864 8.9. -1702 Radio Thailand, Tak / Si Sa Ket / Phatthalung // 891
864 8.9. 1735 BCC Kaohsiung, News network
882 21.8. 1959 Shijiazhuang PBS, Shijiazhuang EB
900 9.8. 1729 AIR Kadapa, noted because of the change in spelling (ex-Cuddapah), which took place in August 2010
909 9.8. 1900 Yemen RTV Corporation, Hudaydah
909 8.9. -1800 Xinjiang PBS, Bortala XJ, in Mongolian
927 8.9. 1800 BSKSA Al-Hufuf, 2nd national program
927 9.9. 1600 Radio Japan, Yangiyul, apparently with 300 kW. At this time switching from Urdu to Russian.
927 16.9. 1800 BCC Taichung
954 30.8.
31.8.
1900
1900
Chien Kuo BS, Hsinying
963 16.9. 1800 BCC Taipei
990 13.9. 1858 DZIQ Makati hasn't responded, so reported once again. ID also as "Trans Radio Broadcasting Corporation" and "Radio Inquirer 990 AM".
999 16.9. 1659 Tien Nan BS, Taipei
1008 21.8.
26.8.
28.8.
etc.
1900
1900
1800
+ Shaanxi PBS, Xi'an / Hanzhong / Yan'an SN. Dushi Guangbo (City service) // 101.8 FM. Must be a new transmitter or power upgrade, heard almost daily in the end of August. Locations based on WRTH, but may in reality be different.
1008 13.9. 1759 CRI Beijing BJ, "CRI beyond Beijing"
1016.56 8.9. -1731 AIR, UNID QTH. Gave a frequency announcement in Hindi at closing time, but no location, so likely Delhi instead of Chennai.
1017 30.8.
31.8.
1900
1800
BCC Hsinchu
1026 30.8. 1930 Tien Sheng BS, Yuanli
1026 8.9. -1701 Radio Thailand, Phitsanulok
1035 16.9. 1800 BCC Chia-i
1053 8.9. 1700 Bangladesh Betar, Rangpur
1062 13.9. 1829 BCC Taichung, with a local ID
1071 30.8.
31.8.
1929
1803
Tien Sheng BS, Tainan. Relaying Sheng Li chih Sheng programming at this time, which made it difficult to ID. Thanks to Jeff for research!
1080 8.9. 1700 Bangladesh Betar, Rajshahi
1098 8.9. 1730 Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Zabol, in Arabic
1107 15.9. 0027- Radio Afghanistan, Kabul, is of course a common station, but this morning the signal was booming. Repeating station ID over and over again for the first couple of minutes, so this is a good time to get an ID.
1125 15.9. 0025 AIR Udaipur
1143 10.9. -1740 AIR Ratnagiri became audible when the dominant AIR Rohtak closed down slightly earlier
1143 24.9. 1558 Radio Nepal, Bardibas
1143.15 24.9. -1600 CNR2, possible locations in four provinces. Thanks Jeff!
1161 30.8. 1900 BCC Ilan, local ID (with no sign of BCC Miaoli)
1170 8.9. 1659 PBC Peshawar would be a much more difficult catch without an antenna pointing at 100 degrees
1188 30.8. 2000 DXIF Cagayan de Oro, "Bombo Radyo", is nowadays not as common as it was in the 90's
1188 16.9. 1900 Taiwan BC, Taipei. ID "Jia-xi Daiwan Guangbo Gongsi". Thanks Jeff!
1197 8.9. 1730 IRIB Radio Ardabil
1206 30.8.
31.8.
1803
1831
Taiwan BC, Hsinchu
1241.926 12.9. 1800 Radio Oman, Seeb, logged just to pinpoint the exact split frequency
1242 13.9. 1800 Glavnoye Radio via Radio Novyi Den, Angarsk
1242 15.9. -1700 + Qianjiang PBS, Qianjiang HB, relaying Wuhan PBS programming (from 873 AM, as confirmed by the station)
1242 16.9. 1600 Yunnan PBS, Kunming YN
1251 13.9. 1730 Qingdao PBS, Qingdao SD. ID as "FM 100.7 Happy 603" (in Chinese). Relatively common, logged as a warning to self. Thanks Jeff for clearing this one!
1251 16.9. 1900 CRI Beijing BJ, Domestic Service broadcasting in English.
1251 16.9. 2000 Anshan PBS, Anshan LN, Storytelling Station
1260 8.9. -1702 Radio Thailand, Chiang Rai
1278 30.8. 1800 IRIB Kermanshah, with a local ID at this unusually late hour
1287 23.8. 1900 Krom Utiniyom Withayaa, Samut Prakan, seemed to have extended Ramadan-oriented programming, and was heard on several days
1287 30.8. 2000 Shenzhen PBS, Shenzhen GD, "Lingnan zhi Sheng" was the ID of this channel. Thanks to Guote for a positive ID!
1287 31.8.
16.9.
1959
1959
HLAF MBC Gangneung, also on other days, surprisingly strong
1287 8.9. -1800 Kyrgyz Radio, Bishkek
1287 16.9. 1900 CNR1 Ningde FJ
1287 16.9. 2059 Fuxin PBS, Fuxin LN, Xinwen Guangbo (News Channel) // FM 89.3
1305 14.9. 1659 HLSV KBS1 Uljin (giving ID for 1035 HLCP Pohang)
1305.10 12.8. -2001 IRIB Bushehr, not local at this time, but noted because of the split frequency
1332 8.9. 1800 Fuzhou PBS, Fuzhou FJ, "Fuzhou News Radio"
1340.63 12.8. 2001 IRIB, noted because of the split fq
1340.96 8.9. -1810 Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur
1350 27.8. 1900 Phon Neung Ror Or, Bangkok
1350 8.9. 1729 AIR Kupwara, with Radio Kashmir programming
1350 30.9. -1605 + RRI Tarakan, giving a time signal at five past the hour, so officially it should close down at 1600 UTC.
1367.84 8.9. -1740 AIR New Delhi, well off the nominal fq
1368 29.8. 2100 + Jingzhou PBS, Jingzhou HB. Thanks to Jeff for identifying this! Unlisted in the WRTH.
1386 8.9. -1801 Paktin Voice, Zareh Sharan, huge signal, better than I've ever heard
1413 8.9. 1800 Xinjiang PBS, Kunes XJ, in Kazakh
1467 8.8. 2202 BSKSA Hafar al-Batin
1485 16.9. 1701 Tent. Wuzhou PBS, Wuzhou GX. ID "Wuzhou Dientai". Thanks Jeff!
1503 29.8. 2100 + Shanxi PBS, UNID QTH, SX. Rural channel. A new unlisted transmitter. Many thanks to Guote for identifying this and many other Chinese stations!
1511.87  8.9. -1704 Radio Pakistan, Gilgit
 Australia & Oceania
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
558 26.8.
11.9.
1859
1951
+ 6WA ABC Local Radio, Wagin WA. The only Aussie on the dial on August 26.
684 11.9. 2005 + 6BS ABC Local Radio, South West, Busselton WA, surprisingly powerful at times. Regional program "The Dawn Patrol" was aired after the national news. I called the station to ask for an email, and the person in the other end happened to be the regular host of the show, although not on the air on this particular morning. Later he interviewed me on the air.
720 11.9. 2032 6WF ABC Local Radio, South West, Perth WA, weaker than // 684
729 30.8.
13.9.
1801
1834
5RN ABC Adelaide SA, the first to surface from South Australia.
783 31.8. 1800 Wellington Access Radio, Wellington. A huge surprise, already in August, and with a 70-degree antenna! Hearing a Kiwi station this early in the season is totally unheard of. I can only imagine what would have been possible had I been recording the 30-degree antenna at the time. Direct path along the edge of the dark half of the globe at this particular time.
828 11.9. 1902 6GN ABC Local Radio, Geraldton WA, also // 684, but popped up only during the ABC News. This was the only WA station coming stronger on the 70-degree antenna, while all others were stronger on the 100-degree wire. Heard also on August 26 with the ABC interval melody.
891 13.9. 1830 5AN ABC Adelaide SA. I have heard this one a few times before, but never this strong.
1152 11.9. 1929 6PNN ABC News Radio, Busselton WA, occasionally with a really nice signal! The station was first heard already on August 18 and 23, and roughly every other day afterwards, so the Aussie season begins quite early. Programming includes relays of BBC, but plenty of ABC programming as well.
1269 11.9. 1859 + 6RN ABC Radio National, Busselton WA (ex-1224, where this station has already been heard in Finland)
1296 11.9. 1859 + 6RN ABC Radio National, Wagin WA // 1269, but weaker here
 South America
 kHz: day.month. time UTC: station, comments:
1440 11.8. 0002 ZYH466 Rádio Independencia, Santo Amaro BA

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