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Newfoundland DXpedition #15

November 4-14, 2005

The 15th Newfoundland DXpedition took place NOV 4-14, 2005, at Cappahayden, Newfoundland, Canada. Participants were Jean Burnell of Halifax NS (NOV 4-14), John Fisher of Kingston ON (NOV 8-14) and Jim Renfrew of Byron NY (NOV 7-14). As many as five radios were in use: Drakes R8, R8A, R8B, and an ICOM R71A.

For the second year the location was the Round Cove Bed and Breakfast in Cappahayden, a short distance from the location that had been used until 2002. Cappahayden is about an hour's drive south of St. John's. The proprietors are very friendly, and we have the full use of a finished basement for DXing. One serious problem was some sort of power line buzz that would strike for a few minutes or even hours at a time. We suspect that this is related to salt spray on the lines and connectors. A day of rain seemed to cure the worst of it. At our previous Cappahayden location the local power lines were further from the house, but here the power lines run between the house and the shoreline where the antenna wires run. There were two wires, the "northern wire" aimed at Europe, and the "southern wire" aimed at South America, along with splitters and amplifiers.

Reception conditions were dramatically different from 2004 when major auroral conditions prevailed. In 2004 conditions were excellent to Africa and South America because Europe was almost completely blocked. In 2005 nearly the opposite conditions were experienced, with good east-west propagation throughout the week. Please note that the word "good" needs some interpretation. At Cappahayden there are typically TA signals on nearly every frequency from around 2:00 PM until 7:00 AM Newfoundland time, so "good" means that all of the signals that can normally be heard were heard. But it was not "excellent" in that there were only a few far eastern receptions and sub-Saharan Africa was almost completely absent. What was most striking was the absence of deep south receptions. Even with quiet atmospheric conditions, just a few of the Brazilian and Argentine regulars were in evidence, unlike previous years when a slew of signals are available from sunset in Brazil until dawn in Colombia. Jean noted that this was the first DXpedition in which he was unable to log at least one new Brazilian station.
Please note that the following list is not a complete digest of every station heard.

TRANS-ATLANTIC DX

153 ROMANIA RRI Brasov, NOV 9 2116 - distinctive music noted on multiple frequencies: 603 synchro echoes, 909 synchros, 945 Miercurea Ciuc, 1152 Cluj, 1332 Galati, 1404 Sighetul Marmatiei. NOV 10 2048 - heard on these additional channels: 1530 Mahmudia and 1593 synchros.

177 GERMANY DLRB, Zehlendorf, NOV 14 0207 - zzzzzzzzzzz (DRM!).

252 ALGERIA ENRS Tipaza, NOV 9 0055 - good signal over RTE, with "au revoir" just before sign-off.

279 TURKMENISTAN TR, Asgabat, NOV 7 2154 - nice signal with woman speaking // 5015 shortwave.

279 BELARUS BR1, Sasnovy, NOV 7 2157 - what sounded like a national anthem, 6 pips at top of hour, then a woman speaking // 6080 kHz.

540 BELGIUM Belgische R., Waver, NOV 7 0003 - Flemish; old pop song then Dutch/Flemish songs; SINPO 42432 under semi-local CBT.

549 IRELAND Irish Christian Broadcasters, Monaghan, NOV 6 0013 - Country & western-sounding gospel music to past 0103; SINPO 32432. NOV 10 2218 - Christian rock; SINPO 23442.

603 FRANCE France Info, Lyon, NOV 6 2355 - Pop music, ID and news at 0000; SINPO 33332.

603 ROMANIA R. Romania, synchros, NOV 9 2121 - Romanian talk with echo, // 1152; SINPO 22432. NOV 14 0228 - Classical music, // 855; SINPO 24332.

603 SPAIN RNE5, Sevilla, NOV 7 0725 - Local break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Sevilla", news; SINPO 33332.

639 CZECH REP. Cesky Rozhlas, Praha, NOV 10 0320 - Band music, // 954; SINPO 23422-1. NOV 10 0329 - polka music // 954 and 1332, long pip at 0330, possible "Cesky Rozhlas" ID, then woman reading news, classical music at 0339.

639 SPAIN RNE1, La Coruña, NOV 8 0645 - Regional break began with ID as RNE "en Galicia"; SINPO 44444.

675 FRANCE Superloustic, MarseilleNOV 12 0131 - Ads for cars and chocolate, child's voice; SINPO 22432-1 under Arrow.

675 NETHERLANDS Arrow Classic Rock, Lopik, NOV 6 2300 - ID, "Rocky Night Flight" program of mainly 70's and 80's rock; SINPO 44444.

684 SPAIN RNE1, Sevilla, NOV 7 0645 - Regional break began with ID as RNE "en Andalucia"; SINPO 44444.

693 RUSSIA DW Moskva, NOV 9 1936 - Russian language program, // 999, 5980, 7145, 9715.

702 SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA, Duba, NOV 13 2356 - Arab music, ID at 0000; SINPO 54554. (This seems too strong to be the 40 kw listed in WRTH. Thanks to Mauno Ritola, Mika Mäkeläinen and Jari Savolainen for confirming the ID.)

711 FRANCE France Info, Rennes, NOV 14 0234 - News, weather, ID; SINPO 43443.

720 CANARY ISLANDS RNE5, Tenerife, NOV 13 1910 - News about major accident/explosion at a chemical plant in Jilin, China, the city that John had visited just before joining the DXpedition! SINPO 54554.

729 IRELAND RTE, Cork, NOV 10 1900 - ID; SINPO 33433.

729 SPAIN RNE1, Málaga, NOV 8 0645 - Regional break began with ID as RNE "en Andalucia"; SINPO 32332.

747 NETHERLANDS R. 747, Flevoland, NOV 4 2359 - Pop music, news from 0000, ID at 0002; SINPO 33532.

765 ENGLAND BBC R. Essex, Chelmsford, NOV 8 2036 - Likely this with English talk, not // 909, under strong Switzerland; SINPO 22442-1.

783 GERMANY MDR Info, Wiederau, NOV 13 2242 - German news; SINPO 24432.

783 PORTUGAL R. Clube Português, Canidelo, NOV 12 0318 - Pop ballad, // 1035; SINPO 13431.

792 FRANCE France Info, Limoges, NOV 6 2231 - News, weather at 2238, sports at 2240, ID at 2241; SINPO 34543.

801 ENGLAND BBC R. Devon, Barnstaple, NOV 8 2044 - 70's pop tune, chat, // 1548; SINPO 32442.

801 SPAIN RNE1, Burgos, NOV 7 0645 - Regional break, reports on events in Burgos; SINPO 33422.

810 MACEDONIA Macedonian R., Skopje, NOV 6 2315 - Many IDs, talk about report in National Geographic; SINPO 44444 way over BBC Scotland. NOV 10 1900 - strong signal with Balkan music, then a full ID at the top of the hour "Makedonska Radio - Radio Makedonia".

818.94 MOROCCO RTM, Rabat, NOV 6 1949 - Arabic; woman announcer, Arab music, martial music at 2000 and Moroccan anthem, // 711; SINPO 33443. NOV 10 1815 - Faded up with ID; SINPO 23422.

819 FRANCE Sud R., Gauré, NOV 10 1809 - Interview about sports visit to Canada; SINPO 22422. NOV 11 1810 - Up briefly, sports play-by-play; SINPO 22422.Sud Radio. NOV 1811 - weak under Radio Euskadi, possible singing ID at 1824.

819 EGYPT General Program, Batrah, NOV 11 1800 - Koran, // 12050; SINPO 33422.

819 SPAIN R. Euskadi, San Sebastián, NOV 10 1805 - ID and promos; SINPO 24443. NOV 11 1804 - ID; SINPO 33333.

828 GERMANY NDR Info, Hanover, NOV 6 0058 - Pop music, ID and news at 0100; SINPO 33443.

837 AZORES RDP1, Pico de Barosa, NOV 7 0700 - Pips, ID; SINPO 33332.

837 FRANCE France Info, Nancy, NOV 8 2100 - ID, news; SINPO 33433.
837 IRAN IRIB, Isfahan, NOV 8 2054 - Talks in Farsi, instrumental music at 2056, // 1503; SINPO 32432.

837 SPAIN COPE Sevilla, NOV 11 1831 - Talk about Andalucia; SINPO 44444.

837 UKRAINE UR2 Promin program, Taranivka, NOV 8 2101 - Faded up with Ukrainian news and weather; SINPO 32432.

846 IRELAND R. North, Redcastle, NOV 5 1922 - Ads for stores in Tobermore and Coleraine (which I think are in Ulster), ID at 1928, country & western music; SINPO 44444. NOV 7 1832 - Ads, Frank and Nancy Sinatra song; SINPO 33442.

846 RUSSIA R. Radonezh, Noginsk, NOV 10 1942 - long talk in Russian, struggling to get through Ireland 846, at 1951 and 1953 chimes between news items, ID and web address at 1955, SINPO 34433, faded before the top of the hour.

864 FRANCE France Bleu, Villebon-sur-Yvette, NOV 8 0321 - Light pop music, jingle ID at 0327; SINPO 34444.

873 NORTHERN IRELAND BBC R. Ulster, Enniskillen, NOV 9 2300 - Tangle of stations, one faded up with "BBC Radio Ulster"; SINPO 23432.

873 SPAIN SER R. Zaragoza, NOV 8 1758 - "Radio Zaragoza, onda media" after local ad string; SINPO 33333.

882 ENGLAND BBC Wales, Washford, NOV 10 2259 - Phone-in program; SINPO 34443.

891 PORTUGAL R. Renascença, Vila Moura, NOV 8 0006 - Football and other news, ID at 0007; SINPO 33443 but swallowed quickly by Algeria.

900 ITALY RAI R. 1, Milano, NOV 8 0105 - English news, switched to French at 0106; SINPO 32432.

900 SPAIN COPE Vigo, NOV 11 1851 - Talk about Galician politics, part of speech by local politician; SINPO 33433.

909 BOTSWANA Voice of America, Selebi-Phikwe, NOV 5 2059 - African music, VOA news at 2100; butchered by BBC 5 Live, SINPO 22422-1.

909 ROMANIA R. Romania, Jucu, NOV 14 0040 - Operatic aria, woman in Romanian, flute music, // 1179; SINPO 32422 under BBC 5 Live.

918 SLOVENIA R. Slovenia, Domzale, NOV 8 1959 - Anthem, ID, news; SINPO 34333.

918 SYRIA R. of the Syrian Arab Rep., Al-Hassake, NOV 10 0143 - Arabic music and talk, ID at 0200; SINPO 23432.

936 GERMANY R. Bremen, Bremen, NOV 10 0201 - German news; SINPO 23432.

936 SPAIN RNE5, Valladolid, NOV 7 1955 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Castilla y León" then news, rejoined network at 2000; SINPO 33443.

936 SYRIA R. of the Syrian Arab Rep., Homs, NOV 10 0158 - Arab music, // 918; SINPO 22432-1.

936 ITALY RAI R. 2, synchros, NOV 8 0113 - Italian talk, // 1449; SINPO 23432.

936 SPAIN RNE5, Zaragoza, NOV 7 1955 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Aragón" then news, rejoined network at 2000; SINPO 22432.

945 FRANCE France Info, Toulouse, NOV 5 0257 - Classical music, ID at 0300; SINPO 33443.

945 ROMANIA R. Romania, Miercurea-Cluj, NOV 9 2117 - Pop music, // 1152; SINPO 32442 with interference from France.

954 CZECH REP. Cesky Rozhlas, Brno, NOV 10 0320 - Band music, local music at 0326, pips and talk at 0330, fanfare, piano and ID from "Praha" at 0333; SINPO 44444.

963 FINLAND Yleisradio, Pori, NOV 8 0017 - classic American rock, the Doors, Stevie Wonder. Because of auroral conditions, this is not typically heard in Newfoundland. NOV 8 0133 - Sport report; SINPO 43443.

972 ENGLAND Club Asia, Glade Lane-London, NOV 13 1955 - Indian music, fade, 2001 English ads for a hair-removal clinic, telephone number corresponded to a company in London; SINPO 22422-1. NOV 13 2059 - Ad string, London companies; SINPO 22322.

972 GERMANY NDR, Hamburg, NOV 10 0123 - Reggae music, German announcements; SINPO 33443. NOV 13 2005 - ID; SINPO 33443.
981 IRELAND R. Star Country, Emmyvale, NOV 7 2147 - Ads, jingle ID at 2149; SINPO 33443.

990 GERMANY DeutschlandRadio Kultur, Berlin-Britz, NOV 6 1902 - German talk under BBC; SINPO 23332. NOV 9 2248 - German talks; SINPO 32432 way under CBY.

990 WALES BBC 5 Live, Tywyn, NOV 6 1853 - Talk about football, news, "Five Live" ID noted at 1904; SINPO 33332.

999 MOLDOVA Russian International R., Maiac, NOV 4 2148 - Russian folk music, ID at 2149; SINPO 44544. NOV 9 1936 - Russian language program, // 693, 5980, 7145, 9715.

1017 SPAIN RNE5, Burgos, NOV 7 1955 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Castilla y León" then news, rejoined network at 2000; SINPO 44444. NOV 11 1755 - Regional break, ID; SINPO 44444.

1035 ESTONIA Tartuiskoye Semeinoye R., Tartu, NOV 8 2347 - Russian; religious talk, ID before song at 2354; SINPO 33432. NOV 10 2136-2157 - choral music, then 5 note interval signal, clock sounds, then bells, seemed to ID as "miss-tron-yay poem", followed by Russian talk, SINPO 33443.

1035 IRAN IRIB R. Payam, Yadz, NOV 5 2359 - ID then local music; SINPO 33432.

1035 PORTUGAL R. Clube Português, Belmonte, NOV 6 0159 - "Club Disco" program with appropriate music, ads at 0201, ID at 0204; SINPO 43443. NOV 7 2004 - noted with new slogan during a music program, "Eirta RDP, Radio Clube Portugues", followed by a time check and news. (Note: this is a new transmitter site, 9 km northeast of the old site, according to Carlos Goncalves, SEP 29 Medium Wave Circle e-mail)

1035 SCOTLAND West Sound R., Ayr, NOV 6 0000 - Scottish-accented news, ID with promo at 0002; SINPO 23432.

1035 SCOTLAND North Sound 2, Aberdeen, NOV 7 2257 - Insipid music, promo for contest on North Sound 2 at 2300, jingle and canned ID; SINPO 33432.

1044 GREECE ERA, Thessaloniki, NOV 10 2141 - Greek music, ID at 2143, // 7450; SINPO 33433.

1062 DENMARK R. Danmarks, Kalundborg, NOV 4 2057 - English; hip-hop and rap music program (announcers used language that would not be legal on the radio in the USA), 2100 ID and news in English; SINPO 55555.

1071 IRAN IRIB, Qom, NOV 8 2327 - Farsi talks, Koran from 2350; SINPO 33432.

1079.90 MOROCCO RTM, Casablanca, NOV 5 1858 - Likely this; Koran, male in Arabic at 1900, local music; SINPO 33443.

1089 RUSSIA Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio, NOV 12 2002 - Russian program // 1143, 5965, 5975.

1098 SLOVAKIA R. Regina, Nitra, NOV 5 1911 - US pops, talk in presumed Slovak, drama from 1931; SINPO 33433. NOV 8 2018 - Slavic country & western music, no announcement between tunes, at 2030 pips and ID that sounded like "Slovensko Radio Regina"; SINPO 34444.

1098 SPAIN RNE5, Lugo, NOV 7 0725 - Local break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Lugo", news; SINPO 34443. NOV 8 0625 - Regional break, weather for Lugo before rejoining net at 0630; SINPO 33443.

1098 SPAIN RNE5 Galicia, NOV 11 1957 - ID heard during RNE5 network break.

1107 GERMANY AFN, which transmitter(s) not known, NOV 5 2206 - Faded up briefly with college football (Tennessee vs Notre Dame); SINPO 32432.

1107 SCOTLAND Moray Firth R., Tarbat Ness, NOV 5 2155 - Pop music, many ID's including as "MFR"; SINPO 34444.

1107 SERBIA R. Beograd 1, Novi Sad, NOV 9 2034 - Local music, ID at 2049; SINPO 33432.

1107 SPAIN RNE5, Ponferrada, NOV 8 1925 - Local break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Ponferrada"; SINPO 32432. (Thanks to Chuck Hutton and Henrik Klemetz for their help and comments.)

1107 SPAIN RNE5, Santander, NOV 8 1925 - Local break but regional ID as "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Cantabria"; SINPO 43433. NOV 10 1755- Regional break, ID, news for Cantabria; SINPO 33333. NOV 11 1955 - ID heard during RNE5 network break

1107 SPAIN RNE5, Cáceres, NOV 10 1755 - Regional break, ID at 1755 was garbled but had weather forecast for Extremadura before returning to network at 1800; SINPO 23332.

1116 ENGLAND BBC Asian Network, Derby, NOV 10 2202 - News, ID at 2204; SINPO 32332.

1116 SPAIN SER R. Pontevedra, NOV 9 2157 - ID for AM and FM during SER local break. NOV 10 2200 - Pips, "Radio Pontevedra" noted at 2201; SINPO 32332.

1125 BELGIUM RTBF Vivacité, Houdeng, NOV 5 2157 - French; pop music, weather at 2159, jingle ID before news at 2200; SINPO 32432.

1125 CROATIA Hrvatske R., Deanovec, NOV 10 2300 - Nice ID; SINPO 43343.

1125 RUSSIA R. Orfey, Sankt-Petersburg, NOV 10 1935 - Classical music, ID at 1938, then band music, parallel to 1161; SINPO 32432. This represented the beginning of a good run on Russian stations during the next two hours.

1143 RUSSIA/KALININGRAD Russian International R., Bolshakovo, NOV 9 2042 - News about the Ukraine, ID at 2050; SINPO 34443. NOV 12 2107 - News; SINPO 55555.

1152 ROMANIA R. Romania, Cluj, NOV 5 2029 - Football report from Timisoara; SINPO 44444, but faded under Clyde 2 quickly. NOV 9 2102 - News and weather, fanfare, "Romania Actualitata" jingle; SINPO 43433. NOV 10 2011 - "Radio Romania" ID, commentary; SINPO 55555.

1152 SCOTLAND Clyde 2, Glasgow, NOV 5 2038 - Pop music, ID; SINPO 33433. NOV 7 2303 - "Clyde 2 Cash" promo; SINPO 44444. NOV 13 0058 - Pop song, IDs, news at 0100; SINPO 34433.

1152 SPAIN RNE5, Albacete, NOV 8 0625 - Regional break began with "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Castilla La Mancha"; SINPO 32432.

1161 RUSSIA Radio Orfey, Volograd NOV 10 1935 - Classical music, Russian talk, band music, possible ID at 1946, // 1125 but 1161 was 1 to 1.5 seconds ahead of 1125; SINPO 33433-2.

1161 ENGLAND Magic 1161, Goxhill, NOV 12 1957 - ID, jingle, run-down of songs played; SINPO 23433.

1161 SCOTLAND Tay AM, Dundee, NOV 7 2315 - Mellow pops, ID at 2319; SINPO 24333. NOV 12 2148 - PSA, ID, country & western music; SINPO 32332.

1170 RUSSIA Voice of Russia, Tbilisskoye, NOV 5 1900 - Voice of Russia IS beneath R. Sawa; SINPO 23432-1. NOV 8 1850 - heard with Arabic program // 5925 kHz.

1170 SLOVENIA R. Capodistria, Beli Kriz, NOV 5 1843 - Italian; news, ID; SINPO 32432. NOV 12 1800 - ID, Italian talk; SINPO 23422.

1170 UAE R. Sawa, Al-Dhabbiya, NOV 5 1842 - Arabic; pop music, ID and news break; SINPO 33433. NOV 8 2018, easily heard through Voice of Russia.

1179 CANARY ISLANDS SER R. Club Tenerife, NOV 5 2259 - Third station down; other two stations were briefly quiet and allowed a local ID to come through; SINPO 23422.

1179 ROMANIA R. Romania, Galbeni-Bacau, NOV 5 2254 - Romanian folk music, news at 2300, // 1332; SINPO 32422. NOV 7 1900 - Romanian news, jazz from 1903; SINPO 32442.

1179 SWEDEN R. Sweden, Sölvesborg, NOV 5 2254 - English; talk, ID at 2256, IS and ID at 2300; SINPO 43443.

1179 SWEDEN R. Canada International, Sölvesborg, NOV 7 2330 - English; news, ID at 2340; SINPO 43443.

1179 SPAIN SER R. Rioja, Logroño, NOV 7 1856 - Local program, ID, joined network at 1900; SINPO 33433-2.

1179 SPAIN SER R. Valencia, NOV 7 2329 - "Radio Valencia Cadena SER" behind others; SINPO 32442.

1188 IRAN IRIB, Tehran, NOV 5 0155 - Local music, fanfare and ID at 0200, possible news; SINPO 33443 but audio muffled. NOV 7 2023 - piano music, odd strong music in background during talk, "Radio Payam"heard at 2023 during the talk that followed.

1188 RUSSIA Deutsche Welle, Sankt-Petersburg, NOV 10 2014 - Russian talk, // 6180; SINPO 33432. NOV 10 2018 - "Hier ist Volna" ID heard at 2030, parallel 6180 kHz German program. Listed at 10 kW.

1197 LESOTHO Family Radio, Maseru, NOV 7 2234 - the unmistakable voice of Harold Camping.

1197 BELARUS R. Kultura, synchros, NOV 10 2020 - Mellow music, brief talk including ID at 2023, more music; SINPO 33333-2 with interference from Virgin R. (Many thanks to Gert Nilsson for help identifying this.)

1206 ISRAEL Kol Israel Reshet Dalet, Haifa, NOV 8 2310 - Arabic singing, // 5915; SINPO 22432, under strong France.

1215 SPAIN COPE Santander, NOV 11 1845 - Talk about Cantabria; SINPO 34433 surprisingly way over Virgin R.

1224 SPAIN Herri Irratia, San Sebastián, NOV 13 1812 - ID, jazz; SINPO 43443 over COPE network football play-by-play.

1224 HUNGARY R. Bulgaria, NOV 8 1900 - noted poor under Spain with familiar shortwave interval signal.

1233 ENGLAND Virgin R., synchros, NOV 8 1822 - Joni Mitchell, woman DJ, // 1215; SINPO 23332-1.

1242 FRANCE France Info, Marseille, NOV 11 1929 - Stock market report, ID; SINPO 34322.

1251 LIBYA Voice of Africa, Tripoli, NOV 6 1757 - News in English ending, French program beginning; SINPO 24433.

1278 ENGLAND West Yorkshire's Classic Gold, Bradford, NOV 12 1803 - IDs and 60's pop song; SINPO 23432.

1287 SPAIN SER R. Castilla, Burgos, NOV 7 2156 - Local program; ID just before rejoining net at 2200; SINPO 33443. NOV 8 1757 - Talk about Burgos; SINPO 23332.

1296 SPAIN COPE Valencia, NOV 8 2256 - IDs in a mix of stations; SINPO 32432.

1305 SPAIN RNE5, Orense, NOV 9 0855 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Galicia"; SINPO 44444. NOV 10 1725 - Local break with ID; SINPO 32442. NOV 11 1955 - Regional break, ID; SINPO 32442.

1305 SPAIN RNE5, León, NOV 10 1725 - Local break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias León"; SINPO 32442.

1305 SPAIN RNE5, Ciudad Real, NOV 11 1955 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Castilla La Mancha"; SINPO 43443.

1323 GERMANY Voice of Russia, Wachenbrunn, NOV 6 1758 - End of program in German, ID and IS; SINPO 33443.

1332 CZECH REP. Cesky Rozhlas, Domamil, NOV 10 0330 - ID at 0330, local folk music, then woman reading the news, classical music at 0339, // 639 & 954; SINPO 34433-2.

1332 ENGLAND Classic Gold 1332, Gunthorpe, NOV 10 0330 - ID and something about digital radio; SINPO 23422-1.

1332 ROMANIA R. Romania, Galati, NOV 5 2255 - Romanian folk music, news by woman; SINPO 32432 with interference from presumed Iran.

1332 IRAN R. Tehran, NOV 9 2158 - ID noted at this time.

1341 HUNGARY Katolikus Radio, Szolnok and Balatonszabadi, NOV 5 0124 - Talk behind BBC, ID at 0132; SINPO 32442. NOV 10 0352 - music program, led into a program from Vatican Radio at 0410.

1350 FRANCE R. Orient, Nice, NOV 6 2058 - Pop music through top of the hour, ID at 2104; SINPO 33422.

1350 LATVIA Beatmax, Kuldiga, NOV 4 2159 - Pop music, ID in English; SINPO 43433.

1350 LATVIA R. Caroline, Kuldiga, NOV 4 2358 - Pop music, ID at 0000; SINPO 33443. NOV 10 0336 - Promo for "Enjoying Everyday Life" then pop music; SINPO 34443.

1350 LATVIA Radio Tatras International, Kuldiga, NOV 8 2028 - strong dance music, a few IDs as "Tatras" or "RTI".

1368 ISLE OF MAN Manx R., Douglas, NOV 4 2305 - News and sports, ID; SINPO 344444. NOV 8 1900 - ID, news; SINPO 34333.
1377 ARMENIA TWR, Gavar, NOV 10 1908 - Music, TWR IS at 1910; SINPO 42432 under a massive French signal, parallel to the previously logged TWR 864 from Armenia.

1385.9 GUINEA Radio Rurale, Labé, NOV 8 2115 - stood out as one of the few heard from Africa, a strong signal. NOV 9 2115 - "Radio Rurale" ID at end of new block.

1386 KENYA KBC, Maralal, NOV 12 0205 - "KBC" IDs at 0205 and 0207, country & western music; SINPO 24342.

1386 LITHUANIA China R. International, Sitkunai, NOV 6 2007 - Czech; talk, CRI Web address at 2009; SINPO 35544-3. NOV 10 2155 - CRI with Chinese lessons for a Russian audience.

1386 RUSSIA/KALININGRAD R. Freundes-Dienst, Bolshakovo, NOV 6, 1941 - German; religious programming, program IDs at 1941 and 1958, Russian anthem at 1958 and transmitter off at 2000; SINPO 55555. NOV 8 1942 - German program "Hier ist der Rundfunk … Missiones" and "Balta Krook". EMWG does not show Baltic Waves with German at this time. VO Russia Kaliningrad was supposed to go off the air on NOV 1.

1394.83 ALBANIA RTVS, NOV 7 2036 - slightly below frequency, and noted here all week long.

1395 ARMENIA Armenian R. 2, Yerevan, NOV 11 2233 - Jazz tunes without announcements, ID at 2243 then more music; SINPO 23332-1. (Thanks to Mauno Ritola for help in IDing this.)

1404 FRANCE/CORSICA France Bleu, Ajaccio, NOV 7 2100 - Jingle ID, news; SINPO 23442.

1404 FRANCE France Info, synchros, NOV 7 2105 - Clear ID during Corsican fade; SINPO 22443.

1413 MOLDOVA CRI, Grigoriopol, NOV 6 1722 - Chinese music, Russian ID and Web address at 1725; SINPO 23242. NOV 6 2058 - Bulgarian; music, Web information, ID, IS; SINPO 44454. NOV 10 1957 - Pop music, ID and Web address in Slavic language, IS at 1959, ID and beginning of program in Bulgarian at 2000; SINPO 54554. NOV 10 2001 - very strong with news in listed Bulgarian, ID at conclusion as something like "Rossiya Radio", parallel to 6000 kHz. This has replaced 1467 kHz.

1422 ALGERIA R. Alger Chaîne 3, Alger, NOV 9 0055 - French; African music, "Alger Chaîne 3" at 0059, anthem; SINPO 34444.

1431 UKRAINE Voice of Russia, Kopani, NOV 11 1957 - Russian ID and IS, transmitter off just before 2000; SINPO 33443.

1440 RUSSIA R. France International, Moskva and Sankt-Petersburg, NOV 10 2032 - French program, // 7315; SINPO 22442-1 weak under Luxembourg (not using DRM at this time) and Saudi Arabia.

1449 SCOTLAND BBC R. 4, Redmoss, NOV 10 0358 - BBC World Service ID, pips and news at 0400; SINPO 23433.

1458 ALBANIA China R. International, Fllakë, NOV 6 1745 - Not sure of language, but Chinese language lesson; SINPO 43443. Also heard NOV 11 1741 with Bulgarian program.

1458 ALBANIA Voice of America, Fllakë, NOV 8 1954 - Balkan language, ID; SINPO 33333.

1458 ENGLAND Capital Gold Manchester, NOV 5 0100 - News, ID at 0102, ads at 0104; SINPO 33433.

1458 ENGLAND Sunrise R., London, NOV 5 0110 - Ads for Indian products, London addresses; SINPO 33422.

1467 FRANCE Vatican Radio, Roumoules, NOV 8 1749 - Vatican Radio interval signal, via MCR transmitter.

1476 AUSTRIA R. 1476, Bisamberg, NOV 11 2031 - ID then "Radio Afrika International", African music, German with strong Austrian accent; SINPO 44343. NOV 11 2142 - "Get Ready" music program, ID at 2155.

1485 ENGLAND BBC R. Merseyside, Wallasey, NOV 9 0905 - ID and traffic report; SINPO 33443.

1485 FRANCE RMC Info, Nancy, NOV 8 2201 - Intermittently understandable under Spain, ID at 2201, // 216; SINPO 32432-1. NOV 9 2223 - talk program, // 216 kHz, ID "vous ecoutez RMC". NOV 11 2152 - Sports talk; SINPO 22432-1.

1485 SPAIN SER R. Santander, NOV 8 2157 - Local break, talk about Cantabria; SINPO 43443. NOV 8 2258 - local ID during SER break. NOV 11 2157 - Local break, lots of talk about Cantabria, "Radio Santander" and football promo at 2159; SINPO 43443. NOV 13 1759 - ID just before football results at 1800; SINPO 34444.

1485 SPAIN Punto R., Vilanova, NOV 9 1817 - promo for Punto Radio FM. NOV 11 2148 - Two Spanish signals, this one was the weaker, "Punto Radio" jingle at 2152; SINPO 22432-1.

1494 FRANCE/CORSICA R. Corse Frequenza Mora, Bastia, NOV 7 2045 - Talk about Corsican affairs, ID at 2047, pop music, "France Bleu" jingle and ID at 2051; SINPO 43433 over France Info. NOV 7 2131 - France-Inter was once the sole program heard on this frequency, but now there are two programs here: Radio Bleue and France Info. Radio Bleue is from Corsica, network ID heard at 2131.

1494 FRANCE France Info, Clermont-Ferrant and others, NOV 7 2100 - Over Corsica during news, ID at 2105; SINPO 32332.

1494 RUSSIA TWR, Sankt-Petersburg, NOV 10 2042 - Norwegian; story of David, program concluded with a string quartet, then TWR IS at 2100 and transmitter off; SINPO 43543.

1503 AZORES AFN, Lajes, NOV 8 0700 - US news; SINPO 33333.

1503 SPAIN RNE5, La Línea de la Concepción, NOV 5 2051 - Regional news, ended with "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Andalucia" at 2100 before going to national network; SINPO 33422.

1503 SPAIN RNE5, Monforte de Lemos, NOV 11 0755 - Regional break, "Radio 5 Todo Noticias Galicia"; SINPO 32332.

1529.89 MADEIRA R. Emissor do Funchal, NOV 7 0149 - Ballads, mainly US, ID at 0159; SINPO 33433. 1529.86 NOV 9 0129 - Old US pops without announcements, 0159 pips, "Rádio EF" ID and more music; SINPO 33433-2. 1529.87 NOV 9 0858 - Music, 0900 "Bom Dias", time, more music; SINPO 44444.

1539 DJIBOUTI Radiodiff. Vision Djibouti, NOV 5 1819 - Local music, news from 1831 and briefly around 1833 became dominant (over Spain) and louder than // 4780; generally SINPO 22432. NOV 7 1942 // 4780 shortwave. Vocals, a woman speaks at 1959, then the signal suddenly gone mid-song.

1539 GERMANY Evangeliums Rundfunk, Mainfligen, NOV 9 2300 - "ERF Radio Nachtrichten"; SINPO 33443.

1548 ENGLAND BBC R. Bristol, Mangotsfield, NOV 5 2357 - Mellow music, "'The Penny Gillam Late Show' on BBC local radio"; SINPO 23432.

1548 KUWAIT R. Sawa, Kuwait City, NOV 8 1950 - Pop music, ID; SINPO 43433.

1548 MOLDOVA Voice of Russia, Grigoriopol, NOV 12 1751 - Talk in unidentified language, fade, back at 1800 with IS; SINPO 23322-1.

1548 SRI LANKA Deutsche Welle, Trincomalee, NOV 12 1730 - German program, including a report from a Hamburg "bibliotek", fade, back briefly at 1755 with talk involving children, // 6075 & 9545; SINPO 24433 at 1742. This may be the highlight of the DXpedition, as Sri Lanka has not been heard here before.

1550 CLANDESTINE R. Nacional Saharui, NOV 9 2329 - strong signal.

1557 UNKNOWN SITE Mezddunarodnoye Radio, NOV 8 1815 - Russian talk, two IDs, the first sounded something like "Radio Sutaya", and the second was "Mezhdunarodnoye Radio Sutaya". Nothing listed in Russia that matches. Is this a Russian translation of a Chinese ID, and therefore a relay from Lithuania?

1557 UAE Radio Asia, Ras al Khaimah, NOV 12 2216 - Indian music, peaking at 2225; SINPO 33433. NOV 13 1842 - heard though out the week with Middle Eastern music under France and Radio Baltic Waves, an ID was finally heard at this time, with a chorus of children singing "Radio Asia". NOV 13 1858 - ID, jingle, Indian music; SINPO 33443.

1557 ENGLAND BBC R. Lancashire, Oxcliffe, NOV 8 1845 - Indian music, promo for R. Lancashire Web-site at 1847; SINPO 32432.

1557 LITHUANIA China R. International, Sitkunai, NOV 8 1815 - in Russian. NOV 8 1957 - Chinese music, ID in Slavic language at 2002; SINPO 34433. NOV 12 1943 - Russian; piano music, ID; SINPO 44444. NOV 12 2057 - Chinese music, IS and ID at 2100; SINPO 33443.

1566 ENGLAND BBC Somerset Sound, Taunton, NOV 8 1837 - Traffic report, promo; SINPO 22432.

1566 ENGLAND Country Sound R., Peasmarsh, NOV 8 1835 - Pop music, ID; SINPO 23333.

1566 INDIA All India R., Nagpur, NOV 8 1832 - Weak news in English, fade, up again with news in Hindi at 1839, Indian music at 1841; SINPO 33433 at 1841. NOV 8 1933 - News in Hindi, over UK stations; SINPO 33443. NOV 12 1730 - ID, news in English (noted just before Sri Lanka 1548 was logged); SINPO 24452. NOV 12 1939 - English; ID, talk about cricket; SINPO 33433.

1575 UAE R. Farda, Al-Dhabbiya, NOV 4 2349 - Phil Collins song, ID; SINPO 45554 in spite of jammer on 1573. NOV 7 2028 - "Far-DAH" slogan noted through Cadena SER. NOV 11 0106 - ID; SINPO 34433.

1593 KUWAIT Voice of America, Kuwait City, NOV 9 2310 - English language lesson; SINPO 33443.

1593 ROMANIA R. Târgu Mures, Miercurea Cluc, NOV 5 1957 - Signing off with anthem; SINPO 32432.

1593 ROMANIA R. Romania, Ion Korvan, NOV 5 2000 - ID as "Radio Pesh"(?) over anthem of Târgu Mures and station in Arabic, news in Romanian; SINPO 32442 but also 1 kHz het.

1602 SPAIN SER R. Cartagena, NOV 7 2154 - Local program; mainly ads, ID just before rejoining net at 2200; SINPO 22332 under R. Vitoria. NOV 10 2159 - "Radio Cartagena" ID; SINPO 24332.

1627 GREECE/SERBIA Pirate, NOV 13 2103 - Balkan music and DJ talk, lots of noise, hard to identify language.

1635.96 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS Weduwe, NOV 13 2036 - Dutch; Dutch polkas, yodelling, greetings to listeners and other "amateurs", ID at 2101, off at 2107; SINPO 25333. (Thanks to Radio Barones with help identifying this station.)

1639.87 GREECE? Pirate broadcast, apparent Greek music.

1645.01 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Barones, NOV 5 1939 - Dutch polkas, talk mostly in Dutch but some German, ID at 2032; SINPO 34433.

1645.07 NOV 12 2205 - Dutch talk, recognized Baro's voice; SINPO 32332.

PAN-AMERICAN DX

570 CUBA R. Reloj (CMDC), Santa Clara, NOV 6 0940 - ID, news; SINPO 33333.

600 CUBA R. Rebelde, Urbano Noris, NOV 8 0820 - program // 670 and 5025 kHz. NOV 9 0103 - News, slogans, // 5025; SINPO 22432.

610 CUBA R. Rebelde (CMAN), Bahia Honda, NOV 10 0920 - ID; initially strong but signal plummeting, SINPO 43333.

610 VENEZUELA R. Centro (YVXY), Cantaura, NOV 10 0922 - Emerging over Rebelde with IDs and Venezuelan harp music; SINPO 22332.

620 CUBA R. Rebelde (CMGN), Colón, NOV 11 0908 - Talk, // 5025; SINPO 32322 when local station CKCM developed problems and cut out, but still a lot of interference from WZON.

630 VENEZUELA RNV, Caracas, NOV 14 0539 - IDs as "RNV", "Radio Nacional de Venezuela", and "RNV Canal Informativo"

650 COLOMBIA RCN Antena 2 (HJKH), Bogotá, NOV 7 0056 - ID, talk; SINPO 32442.

670 CUBA R. Rebelde (CMBA), Arroyo Arenas, NOV 6 0156 - Promo for "Música Viva" program, ID; SINPO 34444.

680 PUERTO RICO R. Guapa (WAPA), San Juan, NOV 6 2309 - Phone-in program, topic of the Independence Party; SINPO 33333.

690 COLOMBIA R. Recuerdos (HJCZ), Bogotá, NOV 12 0939 - Mellow Latin music, ID; SINPO 32332.

690 CUBA R. Progreso, Jovellanos, NOV 12 0941 - ID, talk about Islam, // 900; SINPO 22332.

710 CUBA R. Rebelde (CMW), La Julia, NOV 10 0915 - IDs, over WOR; SINPO 32432.

720 BRAZIL R. Guaíba (ZYK276), Porto Alegre RS, NOV 13 0200 - ID through Greenland; SINPO 22432.

720 GREENLAND KNR, Simiutaq, NOV 13 0158 - Woman in Greenlandic language, man in Danish with news after 0200; SINPO 43443.

730 CUBA R. Progreso (CMBB), Nueva Gerona, NOV 6 0234 - "Programa Ritmo" behind CKAC, ID at 0240; SINPO 32432. NOV 13 0129 - ID through Mexican station with play-by-play of American football game between the Auténticos Tigres and the Borregos del Technológico Campus Estado de México, which dominated the frequency for an hour but did not ID!

730 TRINIDAD Inspirational R. 730, Port-of-Spain, NOV 10 0914 - West Indian-accented fire and brimstone preacher; SINPO 43433.

740 BRAZIL R. Sociedade da Bahia (ZYH446), Salvador BA, NOV 8 0056 - Talks, many IDs 0058-0100, said that they would have a digital signal soon; SINPO 43443. NOV 13 0014 - "Sociedade 7-40", ads; SINPO 43443.

760 COLOMBIA RCN (HJAJ), Barranquilla, NOV 10 0302 - "RCN" ID; SINPO 34444.

760 USA WCHP, Champlain NY, NOV 9 2034 - noted with French religious program.

770 COLOMBIA RCN (HJJX), Bogotá, NOV 10 0258 - IDs and jingle; SINPO 32432.

770 UNID NOV 11 0403 - two anthems heard, neither familiar, perhaps Venezuela at local midnight with a state anthem.

790 CUBA R. Reloj (CMAQ), Pinar del Rio, NOV 14 0446 - News, chimes rather than "RR" Morse code every minute; SINPO 22342.

820 CUBA R. Reloj, location unknown, NOV 13 0006 - Code IDs discerned beneath Trinity Broadcasting.

840 CUBA Doblevé (CMHW), Santa Clara, NOV 14 0428 - News, promo, contest with telephone number; SINPO 43433.

850 USA WFTL, West Palm Beach FL, NOV 14 0419 - No ID copied: Laura Ingraham Show (only station on 850 listed on the Ingraham Web-site carrying the program at this time), local ad string at 0503 included medical test company serving Fort Lauderdale and North Miami Beach; SINPO 32422, generally under WEEI.

850 CUBA R. Reloj, NOV 14 0531 - code IDs.

850 VENEZUELA R. Fé y Alegría (YVZC), Maracaibo, NOV 14 0452 - Faded up for a short while with mellow music and ID; SINPO 32432.

860 CUBA Radio Reloj, Baracoa, NOV 14 0328 - not
a new station for us, but unusual because instead of the normal "RR" in code, there were chimes instead. Chimes also noted on 820, but all the other Reloj outlets (1020, for example) heard used code.

870 CUBA R. Reloj (CMDT), Sancti Spiritus, NOV 10 0901 - Only code ID discernable. NOV 14 0331 - Code IDs through unidentified Spanish station.

870 DOMINICAN REP. R. La Vega (HIVG), La Vega, NOV 10 0234 - Ads, ID, rapidly fading under WWL; SINPO 33333. On later than listed in the 2005 WRTH.

870 PUERTO RICO La Gran Cadena QBS (WQBS), San Juan, NOV 10 0900 - Full ID; SINPO 33333 over WWL.

890 CUBA R. Progreso (CMDZ), Chambas, NOV 11 2348 - Program promo, ID, Cuban music; SINPO 34343. NOV 14 0455 - Discussion of child-care, ID, conversation between Fidel Castro and Diego Maradona from Argentinean TV from 0500; SINPO 34333.

895 ST. KITTS & NEVIS Voice of Nevis, Bath Village, NOV 5 0056 - Soca music, ID at 0100, ad for newspaper; SINPO 33432.

900 CUBA R. Progreso (CMKP), Cacocum, NOV 11 0830 - partial well-known slogan "… territorio libre en America …". NOV 12 0901 - Fade up with IDs and slogans; SINPO 23433-2.

900 VENEZUELA R. Venezuela (YVMD), Maracaibo, NOV 12 0900 - ID, Venezuelan music; SINPO 23322.

910 VENEZUELA RQ-910 (YVRQ), Caracas, NOV 14 0320 - Lively music, "RQ 910"; SINPO 43433.

920 CANADA CKNX, Wingham ON, NOV 13 0025 - Maple Leafs hockey; SINPO 22432 with interference from CJCH.

950 CUBA R. Reloj, NOV 10 0318 - code IDs.

970 BRAZIL R. Pampa (ZYK201), Porto Alegre RS, NOV 7 0709 - ID, but quick fade out; SINPO 34422.

1000 USA KOMO Seattle WA, NOV 12 1018 - nice "KOMO 1000 Newstime is 2:18" ID, American equity dot com ad, heard through WMVP. We've never heard anything this far west before.

1020 CUBA R. Reloj, NOV 8 0339 - tick, tick heard.

1020 USA WRHB Kendall FL, NOV 14 1016 - songs, Haitian French announcer, mention of "Miami Music Center".

1020 VENEZUELA R. Calendario (YVMX), Maracaibo, NOV 14 0257 - a DXer's dream of a full five minutes of IDs, following a classical music program. NOV 14 0352 - Talk about Zulia, many slogans and promos for "Continente", ad for a bullfight in Maracaibo before "Radio Calendario" ID at 0358, fade, "Radio Continente" Caracas ID at 0405; SINPO 33333. (The only "new-from-Newfoundland" South American station of the DXpedition, although Jean has logged this from Nova Scotia.)

1030 ARGENTINA R. del Plata (LS10), Buenos Aires, NOV 7 0718 - ID and telephone number; SINPO 22432 under WBZ.

1039.61 VENEZUELA Voz de Carabobo (YVLB), Valencia, NOV 13 0943 - Latin ballad, ID at 0947 before the Venezuelan anthem; SINPO 24332-1.

1120 PUERTO RICO R. Once (WMSW), Hatillo, NOV 9 0922 - Rustic music, ID at 0923, lost under KMOX shortly afterwards, but faded back up around 0943; SINPO 34443 at 0950.

1130 BRAZIL R. Nacional (ZYJ460), Rio de Janeiro RJ, NOV 6 0145 - Jazz, ID, mellow music; SINPO 44444. NOV 7 0256 - Talk about money, jingle ID and promos; SINPO 44444.

1140 USA WQBA, Miami FL, NOV 10 1001 - Spanish; ID as "Once Cuarenta, La Voz de Miami", news by two men, ID at 1002, and again at 1011; SINPO 34443.

1150 CUBA R. Bayamo (CMKX), Entronque Buecito, NOV 10 0959 - ID under CJRC; SINPO 22332.

1190 ARGENTINA R. América (LR9), Buenos Aires, NOV 9 0100 - Pips, "Radio América informa"; SINPO 22432.

1190 BRAZIL R. CBN (ZYJ594), Natal RN, NOV 13 2254 - Football discussion, fanfares, "CBN" IDs at 2301 (but I'm pretty sure gave the call as "ZYJ459"); SINPO 33433.

1200 VENEZUELA R. Tiempo (YVOZ), Caracas, NOV 10 0950 - Venezuelan music, anthem, ID at 0957; SINPO 23432. NOV 13 0058 - Religious program, ID at 0100; SINPO 33443.

1250 COLOMBIA Capital R. (HJCA), Bogotá, NOV 13 0046 - Lively music, ID; SINPO 33433.

1280 BERMUDA VSB2, Hamilton, NOV 10 0000 - Misleading ID: "WYFQ-FM, Wadesboro, North Carolina. This is BBN" then Bible Broadcasting Network news; SINPO 32422 under WFAU.

1280 PUERTO RICO NotiUno (WCMN), Arecibo, NOV 14 0059 - NotiUno song, canned ID listing the whole network, NotiUno song again; SINPO 33443.

1300 VENEZUELA R. Recuerdos (YVKH), Caracas, NOV 10 0947 - Religious program, ID at 1948 as "Radio Recuerdos [fade] Tu AM"; SINPO 23332. (There used to be a Colombian R. Recuerdos here, HJNB Bucaramanga, but I think this was the Caracas station known as "1300 AM". See http://www.fmcenter.com.ve/fmcenter/tarifas/informativo.html)

1300 USA WOOD Grand Rapids MI, NOV 9 1031 - noted several mornings with local program and ads.

1300t USA WQBN Temple Terrace FL, NOV 10 1005 - a Spanish station with ads for "Nationwide Insurance", perhaps WQBN in Florida.

1310.38 VENEZUELA R. Nacional de Venezuela (YVSM), Barcelona, NOV 7 0304 - Venezuelan songs, IDs including "RNV"; SINPO 34332.

1350 VENEZUELA R. Falcón, Puerto Cumarebo, NOV 10 0956 - ID as "Radio Falcón AM 13-50".

1360 USA WKAT Miami FL, NOV 10 1029 - newstalk format.

1420 USA WDJA Delray beach FL, NOV 10 1019 - Palm Beach traffic, "WFTL Newstalk for South Florida". Wall Street Journal news, "WFTL" at 1027; SINPO 23432. The station is listed as WDJA, but is also linked to WFTL 1400.

1420 VENEZUELA R. Marabina 1420 (YVNZ), Maracaibo, NOV 9 2339 - Faded up briefly and obligingly IDed; SINPO 22422-1. NOV 10 0857 - "en Marabina … desde Venezuel, capital de …".

1460 BRAZIL R. Agreste (ZYJ615), Santo Antônio RN, NOV 12 2314 - Religious program, ID at 2334; SINPO 34333.

1470 USA WWNN Pompano Beach FL, NOV 13 1013 - Looped announcement saying that WWNN is now the "Health and Wealth Network"; SINPO 1013.

1480 PUERTO RICO Tropical 14-80 (WMDD), Fajardo, NOV 9 0231 - Dedications, religious talk, ID; SINPO 34444.

1520 PUERTO RICO R. Voz (WVOZ), San Juan, NOV 9 0226 - "Radio Voz" way under WWKB; SINPO 22432.

1570 CANADA CFAV Laval QC, NOV 8 0400 - ID as "Radio Boomer, Laval".

1610 CANADA CJWI Montreal QC, NOV 13 0918 - Spanish program.

1610 ANGUILLA Caribbean Beacon, The Valley, NOV 9 0153 - Jazz, telephone number, religious talk from 0200 with driving directions to a church in Los Angeles (a tricky drive from Anguilla!); SINPO 33432.

1640 USA WTNI Biloxi MS, NOV 5 0303 - ABC News, PSA, ID at 0305 before weather; SINPO 35332. NOV 9 0305 - Weather, ID at 0307; SINPO 33333. NOV 13 0200 - ID at top of the hour.

1640 USA WKSH Sussex WI, NOV 9 0306 - "Radio Disney" hype; SINPO 22332.

1650 USA KCNZ Cedar Falls IA, NOV 14 0319 - Fox Sports programming.

1660 USA KQWB Fargo ND, NOV 8 0222 - IDs, sports program; SINPO 44333. NOV 8 0230 - "Talk Radio 1660" slogan, ads for Fargo.

1680 USA WDSS Ada MI, NOV 12 0922 - Seemingly endless slogans and promos for R. Disney, finally a song at 0927; SINPO 34333.

1690 USA WWAA Avondale Estates GA, NOV 13 0939 - Air America programming.

1700 MEXICO XEPE Tecate BCN, NOV 12 1034 - in the post sunrise hour we found a series of English ads (Escondido law firm) and announcements for the San Diego area, including a message for American tourists passing into Mexico through Tecate, with the telephone number of the American Consulate (664-6xxx), along with a muffled mention of call letters by a female announcer in Spanish, might have been "XEPE-AM Tecate", though definitely "XE" was heard. This occurred shortly after the KOMO 1000 reception noted above.

1700 USA KBGG Des Moines IA, NOV 13 2213 - NOV 13 2216 - Spanish; "La Indomable AM, 1700, La Grande"; SINPO 32332.

1700 USA WEUV Huntsville AL, NOV 13 1050 - Gospel music, ID; SINPO 23332.

1700 USA WJCC Miami Springs FL, NOV 4 2332 - Haitian-accented French, ads for Miami area, "Radio La Planète" slogan at 2338; SINPO 34333. NOV 5 0301 - Legal ID; SINPO 33432. NOV 13 2214 - "Le Planet" Haitian program.

1709.98 PIRATE/USA Chabad-Lubavitch R., Brooklyn NY, NOV 6 0259 - Hebrew preacher; SINPO 25332. NOV 13 0957 - presumed with the familiar religious programming.

SHORTWAVE

3223 INDIA AIR Shimla, NOV 10 0025 - AIR interval signal. English news noted at 0035.

3279.70 ECUADOR Voz de Napo (HCVN7), Tena, NOV13
1022 - Deep-voiced man with anuncios mentioning Tena, gentle music, religious programming began at 1027; SINPO 33443.

3315 INDIA AIR Bhopal, NOV 9 0024 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0025, brief talk, local music, news, SINPO 34443. NOV 11 0024 - AIR interval signal, a few words, vocal piece (same as heard a few moments earlier on 4920 kHz), man begins speaking at 0026.

3815usb GREENLAND KNR, Tasiilaq, NOV 9 2133 - Greenlandic talk, music break at 2145 (maybe some sort of IS) followed by Danish talk, off at 2212, SINPO 32332 with intermittent very strong utility interference. We believe this is the first North American reception of this station. NOV 10 2100 - poor, if there at all

3927.00 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Spaceman, NOV 12 2213 - English; greeting listeners, ID; SINPO 44343.

4750 SUDAN Radio Peace was a no show at reported 0230 sign-on, checked various mornings.

4759.98 NIGERIA R. Nigeria, Kaduna, NOV 7 2002 - English; slow drumming, "Radio Nigeria" at 2003 then news; SINPO 24332.

4760 TAJIKISTAN R. Liberty, NOV 10 0102.

4760 ANDAMAN ISLANDS AIR Port Blair, NOV 10 2355 - IS, "Vende Mataram"; SINPO 25442-1. NOV 11 2354 - AIR interval signal, poor.

4775 INDIA AIR Imphal, NOV 10 0027 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0030, brief talk, local music, news in English at 0035, SINPO 24332. NOV 12 0029 - AIR interval signal.

4780 DJIBOUTI Radiodiff. Vision Djibouti, NOV 5 1821 -
Local music, ID, news from 1831; SINPO 35343.

4800 INDIA AIR Hyderabad, NOV 11 0020 - AIR interval signal, brief announcement, choral vocal, "Hyderabad" mentioned at start of talk. Instrumental music begins at 0020:45. NOV 12 0018 - IS, "Vende Mataram", brief talk, local music; SINPO 33343.

4820 INDIA AIR Kolkata, NOV 12 0024 - IS, glimpses of "Vende Mataram"; SINPO 23331 with interference from Lhasa and CODAR.

4830 JAMMU/KASHMIR AIR Jammu, NOV 11 0024 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0026, brief talk, local music; SINPO 34343, CODAR interference. NOV 12 0034 - a no-show at scheduled 0025 sign-on, but on recheck at 0034 music was heard. NOV 13 0025 - signed on at the listed time, speakers and music, news at 0026.

4840 INDIA AIR Mumbai, NOV 10 2358 - Local music, 0001 brief talk and more traditional Indian music; SINPO 34343. NOV 11 2355 - AIR interval signal, "Mumbai", then choral piece. A music program followed.

4860 INDIA AIR Delhi, NOV 14 0024 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0025, brief announcement, local music; SINPO 25332.

4880 INDIA AIR Lucknow, NOV 14 0023 - AIR interval signal, very poor.

4895 INDIA AIR Kurseong, NOV 10 0054 - Tone but no IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0055, talk from 0056, SINPO 33333 with CODAR interference.

4920 INDIA AIR Chennai, NOV 11 0013 - IS, choral music, "Vende Mataram" at 0015, brief talk, local music, ID and talk at 0020; SINPO 34333 over Tibet. NOV 13 0022 - signed on later.

4925 INDONESIA/SUMATRA RRI Jambi, NOV 11 2209 - Koranic singing, prayers, fades around 2230. NOV 12 1127 - a late signal, music vocal, interval signal tones repeated twice (Bb,Db,F, F,Gb,Gb,F,EbF,Db,Bb), not "Coconut Islands", perhaps a regional interval signal? NOV 13 1128 - interval signal heard as before. Does not appear to match Jambi on Intervalsignalsonline.

4960 INDIA All India R., Ranchi, NOV 9 0024 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0025, brief talk, local music, news, SINPO 24332.

4970 INDIA AIR Shillong, NOV 10 0023 - IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0024, brief talk and ID at 0026, local music, SINPO 25343. NOV 11 0025 - "Vende Mataram", brief talk and ID, local music; SINPO 25342.

4990 INDIA AIR Itanagar, NOV 10 0020 - On without any IS, "Vende Mataram" at 0021, local music at 0022, pips and news at 0030, SINPO 34333. NOV 12 0019 and NOV 13 0020 - AIR interval signal, poor.

5010 INDIA AIR Thiruvunanthrip, NOV 12 0019 - AIR interval signal, poor signal level.

5010 MADAGASCAR RM, NOV 12 0259 - noted with ID at sign-on.

5040 INDIA AIR Jeypore, NOV 14 0023 - AIR interval signal, long talk segment.

5910 COLOMBIA Marfíl Estéreo, Lomalinda, NOV 11 0917 - Rustic music, at 0918 barnyard animal noises and bells, time, telephone number and messages at 0919, more animal noises, some music, ID at 0930 and the animals and bells started again; SINPO 34333.

5970 BELARUS Radiostantsia Belarus (also ID as Radiostantsia Minsk), NOV 11 0200 - interval signal sounded something like "Chariots of Fire", "Hier ist Radio… Belarus" // 7210. Program name might have been "Panorama".

6100 SERBIA & MONTENEGRO, NOV 11 2100 - ID at the top of the hour.

6125usb INTERNATIONAL WATERS CMF1, NOV 8 0023 - Regional music, some muffled announcements in Middle Eastern language(s); SINPO 23333-2.

6139.82 COLOMBIA R. Lider, Bogotá, NOV 10 1041 - News, ID, brief music and time; SINPO 35333.

6214.10 ARGNTINA R. Baluarte, NOV 9 2239 - Presumed this with miserable songs and preaching in Portuguese; SINPO 25443.

6220.02 PIRATE/EUROPE Mystery R., NOV 12 1831 - "World of Radio" ending, canned ID, pop music; SINPO 34444. 6220.13 NOV 13 0721 - Pop music, canned IDs; SINPO 35343.

6235 KUWAIT? VOA, NOV 11 2129 - Special English program feature on the 1980 US presidential election. NOV 12 2253 - VOA "East Asia News Now". We wonder if this is Kaliningrad, but Rich D'Angelo has seen it on a list as Kuwait.

6235 KALININGRAD R. Gardarika, Eesti Radio?, NOV 12 1858 - Stumped by this. Jim's log book shows "Eesti Radio", though the tape replay doesn't reveal that slogan, at least not in an obvious way. However the interval signal is very similar to the interval signal of the Estonian First Programme (as reviewed on intervalsignalsonline), although here it is bells, and there it is flute. There is no Estonian station on the air these days, so this is a mystery.

6239.50 PIRATE/IRELAND Britain R. International, NOV 13 0718 - ID, address, this is via Jolly Roger; SINPO 25343.

6239.60 PIRATE/IRELAND Jolly Roger R. International, NOV 6 0905 - Program of Texas music, Eddie Russell program; SINPO 33433.

6244.22 PIRATE/IRELAND Britain R. International, NOV 6 0757 - Many "BRI" IDs "North American test", 60's and 70's pops, believe this is via Jolly Roger in Ireland; SINPO 24332.

6275.02 PIRATE/WALES R. Promenade, NOV 12 1845 - Very weak pop music, faded up around 1857 with "Laser Road Show" hype (from the old off-shore pirate, I think), ID at 1900 before going off; SINPO 24332 at 1857.

6285 NORTH KOREA? NOV 12 2010 - exhortative speaker.

6285.00 PIRATE/IRELAND Laser Hot Hits, NOV 6 0836 - Steve Roberts program ending, ID; SINPO 35443.

6290.01 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Mazda, NOV 13 1838 - Dutch polkas, Dutch talk, ID; SINPO 33333-2.

6295 PIRATE/IRELAND Reflections Europe, NOV 6 2134 - British-accented presenter ID'ed and introduced brokered US religious program; SINPO 33233-2.

6299.74 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Paardenkracht, NOV 13 0728 - Back-to-back pop songs, ID, bit of English at 0751, bugle, ID, Dutch talk at 0800; SINPO 25333-2.

6300.00 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Optimod, NOV 11 2044 - Pop music, Dutch-accented English, IDs at 2048 and 2052, number of "Hello" calls; SINPO 35343.

6300.56 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS Magic AM, NOV 6 0747 - English, German and Dutch; ID, address in Amsterdam, 80's pops; SINPO 25332.

6302.80 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS Cupid R., NOV 13 0738 - Pop music, ID at 0745; SINPO 25332-1.

6304.74 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Paardenkracht, NOV 12 2013 - Music cutting out occasionally, "test, test, test" at 2016 then steady signal with pop music and Dutch polkas, IDs at 2017 and 2027; SINPO 34333.

6304.91 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS Cupid R., NOV 6 0816 - Heavy metal music, English ID at 0829; SINPO 25332-1.

6305.02 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Delta, NOV 11 2126 - ID and off, but back again at 2129 weaker "Hello, hello", SINPO 23442.

6305.32 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Scotland Inter-national, NOV 5 2345 - Rock music, Dutch-accented English, ID and address at 2349; SINPO 25232.

6308.02 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Delta, NOV 11 2054 - "Testing, hello, hello" many times, ID and off at 2055; SINPO 24333.

6311.03 PIRATE/ENGLAND R. Underground, NOV 6 0846 - Glimpses of audio, ID and telephone number at 0856; SINPO 14331 (confirmed by operator by e-mail)

6325.50 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS R. Black Bird, NOV 6 0840 - Dutch; polkas, announcer talked about a festival of accordion and harmonica music he had just attended, ID at 0908; SINPO 24332-1.

6398.90 NORTH KOREA R. Pyongyang, NOV 11 2059 - IS, 2100 pips, presumed anthem, talk; SINPO 13441.

6399.98 PIRATE/NETHERLANDS Orion R., NOV 6 0828 - Beach Boys and Beatles, IDs in English; SINPO 34343.

7150 INDIA AIR Delhi, NOV 11 0028 - AIR interval signal, 5+1 pips, man begins speaking at 0029:50.

9133usb INTERNATIONAL WATERS Coalition Forces Radio, NOV 11 0127 - Middle Eastern music and talks in Middle Eastern languages, many times mentioning "www.rewardsforjustice.com", possible IDs at 0246 and 0255, station gone at 0259; SINPO 23432-1, modulation on the music seemed good but the voices were muffled.

9650 NORTH KOREA NOV 11 2101 - anthem, then unidentified language.

9290 LATVIA R. Waves International, Ulbroka, NOV 13 0814 - English, and German; ID and address for QSLs, disco song; SINPO 24553.

11715 INDIA / GOA AIR Panaji, NOV 11 2045 - Sign-on, then news in English. NOV 13 0245 - "This is the General Overseas Service of All India Radio".

11735 TANZANIA R. Tanzania, Zanzibar, NOV 6 1644 - Local language; ads and African music, IDs as "Radio Tanzania Zanzibar" at 1645, 1648 and 1659, news from Dar es Salaam at 1700; SINPO 33443.

11890 SOUTH AFRICA R. Okapi, Meyerton, NOV 6 1635 - African language interviews about Congo, French ID and off at 1700; SINPO 55555.

BEACONS

198 DIW USA NC Dixon, NOV 10 0158
201 ZYD CAN NS Sydney, NOV 13 1120.
201 YIF CAN QC St. Augustine, NOV 14 0156.
203 KL CAN QC Schefferville, NOV 10 0156.
220 ZQL CAN ???, NOV 10 0156.
229 PD CAN NS Pt Hawkesbury, NOV 14 0156.
232 QB CAN QC Quebec, NOV 14 0154.
232 GP CAN QC Gaspé, NOV 8 0410.
244 DG CAN QC Chute des Passes, NOV 8 0410.
265 JH(E) GRL Kaqortoq, NOV 10 0142 (extra pip)
279 SI GRL Simiutaq, NOV 14 0134 (long dots)
292.5 BA E Estaca de Bares, NOV 14 0130 (DA2ID)
298 KU GRL Kook Islands, NOV 14 0126.
303 YPP CAN QC Parent, NOV 14 0207.
304 ZQM CAN NB Riverview, NOV 14 0207.
332 YFM CAN QC La Grande 4, NOV 10 0126
336 BV CAN QC Champlain, NOV 8 0109.
338 PST MDR Porto Santo, NOV 10 0121.
339 YFT CAN NL Makkovik, NOV 14 0225.
340 ZJT CAN NL Harmon, NOV 13 1056.
341 GP AZR Lajes, NOV 13 1046.
344 ZIY CYM George Town, NOV 14 0229.
359 NA GRL Narsarsuaq, NOV 14 0359.
360 ASN ASC Wideawake, NOV 8 0023.
360 HT AZR Horta, NOV 10 0018.
362 YZS CAN NU Coral Harbour, NOV 8 0033.
366 YMW CAN QC Maniwaki, NOV 8 0034.
369 ZDX ATG St. Johns, NOV 8 0037.
379 FLO AZR Santa Cruz, NOV 9 0402.
371 MGL AZR Sao Miquel Island, NOV 8 0204.
371 GW CAN QC Kuujjuarapik, NOV 13 1020.
372 OZN GRL Pr Christian Sund, NOV 13 1015.
373 YXK CAN QC Rimouski, NOV 9 0402.
374 BRR B Barreiras, NOV 8 0206
376 HIE CNR El Hierro, NOV 8 0210.
376 ZIN BAH Matthew Town, NOV 8 0215.
378 RJ CAN QC Roberval, NOV 8 0220.
380 FIL AZR Horta, NOV 8 0222.
382 SF GRL Sondrostrom, NOV 9 0350.
382 TRI TRD Port-of-Spain, NOV 14 0227.
382 LQ USA MA Boston, NOV 8 0237.
397 ZST CAN NB St. John, NOV 8 0247.
400 ZYG CAN PE Covehead, NOV 9 2245.
402 AML MOR Agadir, NOV 8 0252.
407 LET CLM Leticia, NOV 8 0255.
407 ZHU CAN QC St. Hubert, NOV 13 0844.
420 PI AZR Pico Island, NOV 8 0312.
421 MF SWE, Halmstad, NOV 9 2222.
425 TST POR Evora, NOV 8 0316.
428 MNF E Moron de la Frontera, NOV 9 0337.
430 HMB ALG Oran, NOV 8 0326.
432 IZN USA NC Lincolnton, NOV 13 0900.
450 PPA DOM Puerto Plata, NOV 13 0900
1700 CRJ B Carajas, NOV 10 0210.

OTHER

1650 FRANCE Cross-Corsen, Ouessant, NOV 13 0006 - weather reports for the Seine, "securité, securité, securité" announcements.

1710 NORWAY Bodo Radio, NOV 9 2308 - weather report.

1713 ICELAND Vestmannaeyjar Radio TVF, Reykjavik, NOV 9 2312 - gale warnings, mention of Iceland Meteorological Office.

Note: thanks to Steve Whitt for providing information about these last three stations. In JAN 2006 Medium Wave News Steve gives a list with quite a few maritime targets from Norway, Jan Mayen and Svalbard in this frequency range.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

The most fruitful times for MW DXing were afternoon and early evening, and then again in the hour before and after sunrise.

DRM signals were noted on 177, 1440 and 1530 kHz, producing a heavy buzz. Fortunately, from such a far distance, there was not much interference to adjacent channels.

After about 2000 UTC, with the absence of any new targets, we usually shifted to shortwave. We found Greenland 3815 on NOV 8 2133-2212, with Greenlandic and Danish talk. As far as we know this is the first North American reception of this station. We also noted nearly all the Indian regional stations on the 90 and 60 meter band, with the exception of AIR Gangtok. All of these sign on between 2355 and 0100. They were in every night we looked for them. An RRI station on 4925 from Sumatra was noted, too. Coalition Forces Radio operates in International Waters on 9133usb, with Middle Eastern music and announcements, but an ID could not be found when we listened to this station on November 11th, 0127-0300. John and Jean enjoyed spotting numerous European pirates, while Jim dug around in the longwave band looking for beacons. During the sunrise listening period there were numerous domestic stations logged for the first time, XEPE 1700 and KOMO 1000 being the most notable.

Published on February 16, 2006

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