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Asia - Pacific DX log(26) --- XYZ - Apr 02 (Fri), 2021 10:34 UTC No.4829
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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 06 (Tue), 2021 17:19 UTC No.4830
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on April 5, cut off at 1306:05 UT; still averaging close to 5 seconds
earlier every day.

CHINA / VANUATU. 11835, random monitoring on April 6 (Tuesday), from 0510 to 0705 UT; CNR2
dominating the whole time over Radio Vanuatu (harmonic); CNR2 didn't close down at 0600, as
they did last week; by 0615, started fading in of RV on 7890, with 3945 no heard; at 0701, could
make out the distinctive start of the RV news underneath CNR2.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1345 UT, April 3. Another day with very
decent audio; SA and frequency; "Music Corner" show, with Indonesian songs; later at 1409, after
the news in Bahasa Indonesia, distinctive national song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country);
almost fair reception.

KOREA NORTH/SOUTH. April 5 (Monday) observations:

VOH: 3980 // 4885 (good - never jammed here) // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100 (good - never jammed here),
at 1110 UT; news in Korean; for a long time VOH had changed their frequencies every Monday, but anomaly
today with no changes!

VOP: 3480 (still the best) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1105 UT. As usual, as it has been for a long
time now, with no changes from last week.

Voice of Freedom: 6045, at 1115 UT; poor due to N. Korea super jamming QRM. Ex 5920 was a clear frequency
today, except for OTH radar. Hope that VOF will shortly return to 5920 again, where they would have good
reception. N. Korea super jamming noted on both 6045 and again on 6135.

KCBS Pyongyang DRM, on 3205, at 1255 UT; regularly heard with good signal.

KCBS Pyongyang, on 3250 // 3959, at 1134 & 1251 UT; both equally fair; 3920 was off the air today.  

Pyongyang BS, on 6160 (good) continues broadcasting here (assume ex 6400) and // 3320 (poor-fair), at 1132 UT.

National Unity Radio, 9475, from 1245 to 1246 UT, with brief Chinese language lesson; started and ended with
Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; gave a few words in Chinese and a sentence
using the words; fair; strong N. Korea jamming noted at 1158, but NUR was strong enough to mostly block out
the jamming after *1200.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1523+ UT, April 3 (Saturday). The usual format; Buddhist chanting of the sutra,
followed by the ringing of a bell, English segment; 1538, "weather news"; after the daily news and weather report,
they always play the same song - "We Are Unity" (video posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMvAQXjQCDs );
music program (One Direction - "Drag Me Down," etc.) till 1559, when blocked by CRI sign-on.

9730, Myanmar Radio, on April 4 (Sunday), heard 1109-1128 UT, with children's show; chatting on the phone and
also with children singing alone (no music or anything) (audio attached); 1128, usual singing station jingle; *1140
start of // 5985; hard to say just when 9730 cut off (1145* UT?), due to CNR1 jamming of SOH; Myanmar clearly
running later than the normal 1130* UT. Today also monitored by Ralph Perry and Mark Taylor.

April 5, found 9730 still with anomaly; running today till 1155* UT, with no CNR1 jamming heard; 5985, with very
weak *1156, but quickly went off the air; still off at last check at 1301.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 06 (Tue), 2021 17:31 UTC No.4831
> 9730, Myanmar Radio, on April 4 (Sunday), heard 1109-1128, with children's show; chatting on the 
> phone and also with children singing alone (no music or anything) (audio attached).


4831.mp3
Re: Radio Vanuatu change of schedule - Ron Howard Apr 14 (Wed), 2021 07:05 UTC No.4832


VANUATU. April 14 - RV went back to an alternate frequency.

7260 kHz. - Tuned in at 0515 to hear an UNID; extremely poor, but slowly improving; by 0545, with
positive SA and island music; cut off at 0559* UT; ex: 3945 & harmonics.

7890 kHz. - RV 2nd Harmonic - *0600 UT, with brief news headlines, followed by the extended weather
report; poor; unable to hear 3945 or 3rd harmonic (11835).

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Indonesia - Ron Howard Apr 15 (Thu), 2021 15:55 UTC No.4833
INDONESIA. Voice of Indonesia doing very well this week!

3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya, on April 15, from 1400+ UT; in Bahasa Indonesia; SA, news and patriotic
song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country); mostly fair; my audio posted at http://bit.ly/3dirptQ .

4749.95, VOI, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, 1200-1218, April 12. Unusual reception; clearly able to hear VOI
(Japanese) mixing with CNR1 (Chinese); this was possible as Bangladesh had not started yet. 3325,
via Palangkaraya, was heard with a strong carrier, but no trace of any audio today. April 14, again had
positive VOI reception 1311-1314, with distinctive national song “Bagimu Negeri,” after the news in
English; mixing with China and Bangladesh's test tone (BB IS started at 1314 and time pips at 1315);
today heard very decent carrier on 3325, but no trace of any audio.  

Ron
California



Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Amano Apr 16 (Fri), 2021 15:00 UTC No.4834
KOREA SOUTH. National Unity Radio, 9475, 1245-1246 UT, on April 16 (Friday).
Brief Chinese language lesson; started and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean;
gave a few words in Chinese and a sentence using the words; today's words is "我好感動 Wǒ hǎo gǎndòng (I am very touched)".
N. Korean jamming is strong and hard to hear. My audio attached.

Ron-san
I am very touched to hear
Joyce Chu "Hao xiang ni" song for the first time without going online.
I am always grateful for your information.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


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Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Ron Howard Apr 16 (Fri), 2021 18:54 UTC No.4835

Amano - Thank you very much! Was also listening at the same time today on 9475 kHz. Attached is my audio of the same Chinese language lesson. Ron


4835.mp3
Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Amano Apr 16 (Fri), 2021 22:25 UTC No.4836
Ron-san
Thank you for following me.

At the start, it was difficult to hear due to North Korean jamming.
I wanted to know how to say “我好感動“ in Korean in the program.
I found it at 00:21 in your audio.
00:21- 오늘은 “감동 받았어요“...; oneul-eun “gamdong bad-ass-eoyo“...; Today, “I am very touched”....

North Korean jamming interference is small in California.
In Japan, the interference is greater.

I am very happy and touched that I was listening to the same broadcast as you at the same time.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Itabashi-city, JAPAN



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 20 (Tue), 2021 04:39 UTC No.4837
CHINA. 6060 // 7225, Sichuan PBS-2, 1400 UT, April 14. Pleased to find them still with the usual multi-language
SAs at ToH - "Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio"; indigenous music/singing; 6060 slightly better
reception.

KOREA SOUTH. VOH: On 4890, April 16, from 1340 to 1347 UT, Choi Soo-jin's "Morning Special" EBS news
program in English and Korean; not just a news show, but really a language lesson, explaining the meaning
of many of the words used in the news; today's show was originally broadcast via EBS FM on March 29, so
actually old news (item "EBS Radio unveils its new programming lineup today," etc.).

VOH: On 9100, April 9 (Friday), at 1154 UT, with the weekday EBS (Educational Broadcasting System -
https://www.ebs.co.kr/main ) produced English language lesson; as always with a good signal (audio
attached). On Sunday (11th), at 0729, the weekend only reading of a Harry Potter story in both English
and Korean. Seems that all the VOH English language programs (news, etc.) are from EBS FM. VOH
continuing with a repeating four hour program loop.

National Unity Radio, 9475, from 1245 to 1246 UT, on April 16 (Friday) with brief Chinese language lesson;
started and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; gave a few words
in Chinese and a sentence using the words; "Wǒ hǎo gǎndòng" (I am very touched); fair, even with N. Korea
jamming; Amano, listening in Japan, heard the same program today, but with considerably stronger jamming
than I heard. On April 19 (Monday), for the first time on this frequency, noted no N. Korea jamming during the
1243-1244 Chinese language lesson.

Voice of Freedom, remains buried on 6045, under very strong super jamming from N. Korea, from 1120+ UT, on
April 19; totally unusable signal.

April 19 (Monday), with frequencies for this week:

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1115 UT.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 (QRM) // 6250 // 6355 // 9100, at 1105 UT.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1530-1559 UT, April 14 (Wednesday). The usual English segment;
1539, "We Are Unity" song after the news and "weather news"; 1551, Wed. only "VOA Words and
Their Stories" program ("On March 17 in many places around the world, people celebrate Saint
Patrick’s Day," etc.); 1559 blocked by CRI start-up.

Myanmar Radio, 5985, with the Wednesday and Friday editions of "Learning English with BBC,
Burmese"; April 14 (Wed.), from 1252 to 1302 UT and April 16 (Fri.) from 1241 to 1251 UT; "Survey
of workers . . 'Give and take' is about many things . . They still have bosses . . Adults need 8 hours
of sleep . . I am an early riser . . I always get to bed early," etc.; semi-readable.

VANUATU. 3945 // 7890 (harmonic) // 11835 (harmonic, with best reception), Radio Vanuatu, 1034-1100 UT,
April 19. Unusual to be able to hear all three frequencies; preaching in Bislama and many religious songs;
several brief, clear SAs; 1059, National Anthem; 1100+ dead air (no audio).

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 20 (Tue), 2021 13:18 UTC No.4838
9730 kHz. - Today (April 20), unlike yesterday, KNLS (Alaska) definitely on the air; stilted Chinese, totally dominating 
frequency 1121+ UT, with positive Myanmar (very poor) far underneath. This frequency tentatively had Myanmar with
1152* UT; seemed to be a 3rd station on frequency (SOH?). While on 5985 kHz., noted Myanmar Radio with *1129 UT;
// 9730.

Very unusual today (1210 UT) to find PBS Xizang (Tibet) off the air on all their frequencies (checked 4820, 4905, 4920,
6130 & 6200). A rare occurrence! Power outage?
 
Ron
California



Re: PBS Xizang (Tibet) continues to be silent - Ron Howard Apr 21 (Wed), 2021 14:35 UTC No.4839
PBS Xizang (Tibet) off the air again today (April 21), on all their frequencies from 1121+ UT 
(checked 4820, 4905, 4920, 6130 & 6200 kHz.).

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 23 (Fri), 2021 13:40 UTC No.4840
A few misc. observations from Asilomar Beach, Calif., USA, for April 23

PBS Xizang (Tibet) off the air again today (April 23), on all their frequencies (checked 4820,
4905, 4920, 6130 & 6200), at 0920, 1004 & 1041 UT. Seeing as Ivo reported in WOR iog them
on 9580, at 0700 UT, April 22, perhaps on a different abbreviated schedule or just different
frequencies now?

Today Myanmar Radio had fair reception on 9730, from 1120 till cut off at 1201* UT (no QRM;
no KNLS heard at all, nor CNR1 jamming, nor SOH); interesting rendition of "Strangers In The
Night," in Burmese! CRI (English) started at 1200, but Myanmar clearly heard going off, underneath
China. So a definite change from ex: 1130*. MR suddenly came on about 1122, on 5985 and was // 9730.

Radio Vanuatu, 1030-1037 UT, on 7890 (harmonic), with the usual preaching in Bislama; 1037-1101,
non-stop religious songs (most in English); 1101, now giving their full SA, along with frequencies; NA;
ended audio at 1103; just dead air till transmitter off 1114 (must be on a timer, as have recently noted
them going off at the same time); closing ID unlike their former extremely brief "Radio Vanuatu" SA
before the NA.

NBC continues their long standing silence on 3260 (NBC Madang) and 3325 (NBC Bougainville);
checking 1118+ UT today (and checked most days!).

Sarawak FM (9835) was again doing fairly well today; while 11665 (Wai FM) is never well heard.

Ron



Re: Voice of Jinling on 6200 kHz. - Amano Apr 25 (Sun), 2021 18:40 UTC No.4841
CHINA. Voice of Jinling, 6200, *1225-1327 UT, on April 23 (Friday). I knew from Ron’s information that PBS Xizang
(Tibet) remains silent. I checked 6200 kHz after 1200 UT.
At 1225 UT, the Voice of Jinling signed on from the middle
of the music. I confirmed the station and program ID after
1300 UT.
My audio (02:00; 1259’04“ - 1301’04“ UT) attached.
00:00-01:00 紅色高跟鞋 (Red High Heels) - 蔡健雅 (Tanya Chua) : https://youtu.be/4mmL07h3MMo
01:03-01:07 Station ID : 金陵之声广播电台(Jīnlíng zhī shēng guǎngbò diàntái)
01:26-01:28 Program ID : 海上生明月(Hǎishàng shēng míngyuè), Bright moon on the sea
01:46-01:49 “各位好(Gèwèi hǎo),欢迎収听(huānyíng shōu tīng),海上生明月(Hǎishàng shēng míngyuè),我是陈静。(wǒ shì chén jìng.)“
In English, “Hello everyone, welcome to listen to "Bright moon on the sea", I am Chen Jing.“

Ron-san
Nice information!
Thanks to your information, I was able to hear the Voice of Jinling clearly.
Thank you very much.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


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Re: Voice of Jinling on 6200 kHz. - Ron Howard Apr 26 (Mon), 2021 02:19 UTC No.4842
Amano - Thank you very much. This might be of interest to you. Ron

"Jinling Voice Broadcasting Station  

With the passing of time, we have entered the era of passionate media integration. On the occasion
of the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Voice of Jinling Radio Station, the Voice of Jinling
Network has met you.

On November 12, 1986, the Voice of Jinling Broadcasting Station came out on the 120th anniversary of 
Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s birth. “Serve wholeheartedly for the reunification of the motherland and the
revitalization of China, and serve Taiwan compatriots with enthusiasm.” It became the mission of
establishing Taiwan, which was advocated by Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The "fraternity" spirit of communication
between the two sides of the strait has made the radio station’s unique character and style; for several
years, in-depth cooperation with Taiwan’s broadcasting media has generated repercussions among the Taiwan
compatriots, and its characteristics of Taiwan, cultural, historical, and local characteristics have formed
the Voice of Jinling Brand image.

Entering the 21st century, the Voice of Jinling, looking to the world, making friends with international
peers, constantly updating its technical means and program style, and successively establishing cooperative
relations with Chinese-language radio stations such as the United States and Singapore, as well as China Radio International, and the Voice of Beibu Gulf. At present, the Voice of Jinling has grown into a radio
station that inherits the excellent culture of the Chinese nation and gathers listeners from all over the
world. Many broadcasting platforms have worked together to depict a brilliant rainbow that connects Taiwan,
Hong Kong and Macao and communicates with each other at home and abroad.

The Voice of Jinling moves forward with the times. Radio to Taiwan is adhering to the theme of continuing to 
promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, and making unremitting efforts to realize the 
Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation for compatriots on both sides of the strait. 
External broadcasting closely relies on the national "One Belt One Road" development strategy, more shows
the vivid scenes of Jiangsu's opening to the outside world and economic and cultural development at the
intersection of the One Belt and One Road, and tells the Jiangsu chapter of China's story with a lively voice.

"The Moon on the Sea", "The New World of Literature and Art", "Blue Music Field", "Fashion Materia Medica", 
"Jiangsu Broadcasting Hundred Anchors Ode to Classics" and other programs, come from colleagues in various 
business sectors of the Broadcast Media Center of Jiangsu Radio and Television General Station (Group) The 
meticulously crafted, let us walk with the audience and netizens at home and abroad in the time passing by 
current affairs, culture, art and history.

The Voice of Jinling is broadcast on Jiangsu Broadcasting Network www.vojs.cn , and the broadcast domain 
name of the Voice of Jinling is jlzs.vojs.cn .

The Voice of Jinling communicates with you and me, the two sides of the strait, and the world." http://www.vojs.cn/2014new/c/n/about.shtml

Program list:

Show time    Program

7:00-8:00    Health every day
8:00-9:00    Hundreds of Jiangsu Broadcasting Anchors Ode to Classics + Classic Music from Hong Kong and Taiwan
9:00-10:00   Bright Moon on the Sea + Chinese Fashion Puzzle Music Edition
10:00-11:00  Light and shadow
11:00-12:00  A stroll in the pear orchard
12:00-13:00  Bright Moon on the Sea + Chinese Fashion Puzzle Music Edition
13:00-15:00  Blue music field
15:00-16:00  Light and shadow16:00-17:00  Hundreds of Jiangsu Radio Broadcasters Ode to Classics +
Classic European and American Music
17:00-18:00  Bright Moon on the Sea + Chinese Fashion Puzzle Music Edition
18:00-19:00  Health every day
19:00-21:00  Blue music field
21:00-22:00  Bright Moon on the Sea + Chinese Fashion Puzzle Music Edition
22:00-23:00  Light and shadow
23:00-00:00  Hundreds of Jiangsu Radio Broadcasters Ode to Classics + Classic European and American Music

Copy of my VOJ QSL is posted at - https://app.box.com/s/ex5pnxqgmgf2wlpi0vnp .

Ron
Visiting San Francisco, Calif. on a non-DXing trip



Re: Voice of Jinling on 6200 kHz. - Amano Apr 28 (Wed), 2021 14:45 UTC No.4843
Ron-san
Thank you for the information about Voice of Jinling.
The program I received is also in the program list.
Your VOJL QSL card is very good.
Jan. 20, 2013. At that time, it was broadcast on 5860 kHz.
I remember that the Korean HLL weather broadcast was interfering.

Please have a good time in San Francisco!

Amano
Saitama at home, Japan



Re: Myanmar Radio - Change of English language lesson - Ron Howard Apr 28 (Wed), 2021 15:09 UTC No.4844

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1250-1301, April 28 (Wednesday). Tuned in expecting to hear the usual 
"Learning English with BBC, Burmese," but instead they were airing the "Say It In English" program,
which is also produced in England and was carried by MR years ago; mostly readable. Am very pleased
to hear this series of lessons back on the air again, as it is always a pleasure to hear the comical
misadventures of "Tom." I have heard today's show twice in the past, on Aug 7, 2017 and Feb 5, 2018.
My audio of a portion of today's program is at http://bit.ly/3u5EGMo .

In DXLD 17-32: "5985, Myanmar Radio, on Aug 7, 2017, tuned in at 1215, to hear the Monday edition of
the English language lesson ("Say It In English") already in progress; program will be repeated on Wed.;
dialogue between "Mr. Harris" and "Tom," who wants Tom to take the morning 7:00 train to Manchester;
"The meeting is very important. Don't miss the train"; Tom works for a company that "makes some of the
finest clocks and watches in the world," but he is "never on time for anything"; he missed the train
and then rushes to take a taxi to the airport to catch the 8:00 plane to Manchester; 1227 end of "Say
It In English"; fairly readable . . . "

9730, Myanmar Radio, 1142-1154*, April 28. Continuing to run well past their former 1130*; mostly
stronger than KNLS (Alaska) on frequency; both fairly distinctive programs, so easy to tell them
apart; no CNR1 jamming nor SOH heard; closing time varies a little.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. [back home again!]
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano Apr 28 (Wed), 2021 16:30 UTC No.4845
Ron-san - Welcome back! Did you have fun? Amano

Your audio Myanmar Radio, the "Say It In English" program sounds very clear.
I also listened to Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz before 1100 UT when KNLS started.

MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1000-1100 UTC, Apr. 28 (Wednesday).
At 1000 UT, the strong signal CNR1 Jammer stopped.
I heard female Burmese and SOH Chinese.
The signal on Myanmar Radio was a little weak at first, but over time the signal came up.
It became quite easy to hear around 1100 UT, but I was still worried about SOH Chinese interference.
KNLS, Alaska carrier on at 1059’38“ UT.
KNLS Chinese signed on with IS at 1100 UTC.
My audio (05:00; 1055’30“ - 1100’30“ UT) attached.
*The songs recorded in my audio are:
Nge Paung Tha Nge Chin by Ei Ei Chon
https://youtu.be/a8xQ2RaFfxE


Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


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Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Ron Howard Apr 29 (Thu), 2021 07:54 UTC No.4846

Amano - Is always fun to visit San Francisco. They have such good food there! Ron

National Unity Radio, 9475, from 1249 to 1250 UT, April 29. Brief Chinese language lesson; started and ended with
Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; a few words in Chinese and a sentence using the
words; "Wǒmen Tándélái" (we share the same view or we understand each other); N. Korea no longer jamming this
frequency, so nice reception. My audio posted at http://bit.ly/3xvEgRv .  

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Ron Howard Apr 29 (Thu), 2021 07:57 UTC No.4847
Sorry - Should be April 28 reception!



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Apr 29 (Thu), 2021 08:54 UTC No.4848
CHINA. 7270, PBS Nei Menggu, 1223 UT, April 28. Very strong signal; generating very noticeable spurs
on low side 7262 // 7254 and high side 7278 // 7286.

KOREA SOUTH. Checked on April 28 (Wednesday), for frequencies for this week:

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1135 UT.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1128 UT; start of an English language
lesson.  

Voice of Freedom, still remains buried on 6045, under very strong super jamming from N. Korea, from 1140+ UT,
on April 28; totally unusable signal. No jamming on 6135 nor on ex VOF frequency of 5920, which is a nice
clear frequency.

VANUATU. 7260 (not a harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 0559* UT on April 29. Cut off with island music; very poor.
7890 // 11835 (both harmonics) at *0559; 0601-0604, news headlines; non-stop C&W and island music;
7890, poor, but improving, while 11835 had strong CNR2 QRM; 3945 not heard.

7890 (harmonic) Radio Vanuatu, 1032, April 28. Preaching in Bislama and religious songs; 1103, full SA
with list of frequencies and www reference; 1104, National Anthem; 1105, dead air (no audio) till transmitter
off via a timer at 1114.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire    



Re: National Unity Radio on 9475 kHz. - Amano Apr 29 (Thu), 2021 10:25 UTC No.4849
Ron-san - I'm glad to hear that I enjoyed eating delicious food in San Francisco! Amano

I listen to your audio and add Korean and Japanese below.

National Unity Radio, 9475, from 1249 to 1250 UT, April 28 (Wednesday). Brief Chinese language lesson; started and ended with
Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“; mostly in Korean; a few words in Chinese and a sentence using the
words;
Simplified Chinese : 我们谈得来
Traditional Chinese : 我們談得來
Chinese pinyin notation : Wǒmen tán dé lái
Korean Hangul : 우리는 마음이 통하다 - Ulineun ma-eum-i tonghada
Japanese : 私達は心が通じ合う - Watashitachi wa kokoro ga tsūji au
English : We understand each other. or We share the same view.

Amano
Saitama at home, Japan



Re: Myanmar Radio - Change of English language lesson - Ron Howard Apr 30 (Fri), 2021 14:47 UTC No.4850
April 30 - Checking for the Friday edition of "Say It In English," on 5985 (Myanmar Radio) 
and heard it 1245-1259 UT, but with a different program than heard on Wed.; today "Tom" was
checking into a hotel to get a quiet night's sleep, but "poor Tom has been trying to sleep
for three hours now," but a loud TV was being played in the room next to his; better than
semi-readable. I first heard this same program back on Sept 10, 2018, also on 5985, via MR.
So definitely a Wed. & Fri. schedule, but could it be on at other times?

Ron
California



Re: RTM Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano May 03 (Mon), 2021 20:45 UTC No.4851
MALAYSIA. 11665, RTM Wai FM, 1300-1407* UTC, May 3 (Monday).
After 1300 UT, the upper and lower sides became clear channels and I was able to listen to Wai FM well.
I was also able to confirm the Wai FM ID several times.
Wai FM became the Quran after 1330 and lasted for 24 minutes.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9034.mp3
*00:00-00:30 1311’00“-1311’30“ Wai FM SJ
*00:30-01:15 1314’25“-1315’10“ Wai FM Program Promotion?
*01:15-02:15 1353’50“-1354’50“ Male talk after the end of the Quran.

After 1404, Wai FM SJ, male talk and RTM Sarawak theme music?
And the Wai FM ended after the music at 1407 UT.
My audio attached
*00:00-03:45 1403’55-1407’40“

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4851.mp3
Re: RTM Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Ron Howard May 03 (Mon), 2021 21:57 UTC No.4852
Hi Amano - Greetings from California!

Recently have been hearing Wai FM (11665 kHz.) with better than normal signal strength.
Have noted the audio quality is rather poor. The constant crackling sound I believe is
due to a problem with their transmitter. Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) doesn't have any problem
with their audio.

I also very much enjoy hearing the unique Wai FM SA's. This from 2012 - https://app.box.com/s/f82b0de9844a0af1ea10 .

Thank you for your audio clips!

Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard May 04 (Tue), 2021 02:12 UTC No.4853
Ramadan 2021 - This year have recently been checking the former RRI frequencies for any new activity.
None noted on 3344.86 (RRI Ternate), 3905 (RRI Merauke), 4789.98v (RRI Fak Fak), 4869.9 (RRI
Wamena), 4925 (RRI Jambi) nor 7289.92 (RRI Nabire). In past years, Ternate often reactivated just for
Ramadan, but no longer so. (May 3)

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on May 1, noted cutting off at 1303:50* UT.  

BANGLADESH. 4750, Bangladesh Betar (External Service), 1250-1258 UT, May 1. In English and mixing
with CNR1; thanks to Dr Hansjoerg Biener, who on March 29, via WOR iog, first reported that BB had
corrected their long standing audio problem. Yes, heard today with clear audio; giving the history of
Pakistan/Bangladesh relations and about the 1974 agreement between them, as well as the India/
Bangladesh water agreement of 1975; at 1258, with the closing announcement to tune in again tomorrow
and then the start of test tone. Not very readable due to CNR1 QRM and VOI was not noted.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, with rare reception on May 3. At 1043 UT, already
on the air; normally starts about *1100; also rare to have audio today, in English till 1100; into stilted
Chinese with the news; 1211, after the news in Japanese, the usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”
(For You Our Country); 1300, intro to English; "National News" (Indonesia has just received a large
shipment of beef from Brazil, etc.) and "moving onto the International News"; commentary about
projected figures for future carbon emission reductions; 1315, "Today In History" (this date in 1973,
Australian Patrick White won the Nobel Prize in Literature; this date in 1985, Ellyas Pical, was first
world boxing champion from Indonesia; this date in 1993, UN proclaimed the first World Press
Freedom Day); better than semi-readable.

TAIWAN. 9774, Fu Hsing BS, from April 22, including May 3, have noted the absence of their transmitter
on 9410; clearly not broadcasting recently. Am only hearing them on 9774, before 0900 UT.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Amano May 04 (Tue), 2021 08:05 UTC No.4854
Hello Ron-san - Thank you for listening to my audio.

Below is breaking news.

KOREA SOUTH. back on alternate frequency 5920 (ex: 6045), *0753-, May 4 (Tuesday).
The existence of the unmodulated signal on 5920 kHz was already confirmed at 0700 UT.
*0752-, confirmed the start of VOF on 5920 kHz.
-0800-, I confirmed the start of "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng (Let's go music together)" at this frequency with the start of "There's A Kind Of Hush" sung by the Carpenters.
NK Super Jamming on 6045 kHz still hears powerful.
5925 kHz is still no jamming.

Amano
Saitama at home, Japan
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Ron Howard May 04 (Tue), 2021 16:00 UTC No.4855
> -0800-, I confirmed the start of "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng (Let's go music together)" at 
> this frequency with the start of "There's A Kind Of Hush" sung by the Carpenters.

Amano - Thank you very much for this timely VOF alert! At 1400 UT, I heard the same program as you did
today at 0800 UT. My 8 minute audio is posted at http://bit.ly/3vHeEzr . After 1430+, strong QRM from
Vatican Radio, via Philippines, in Hindi.

Ron
California



Re:Help - Ron Howard May 04 (Tue), 2021 16:24 UTC No.4856
Komatsubara Hiroyuki - Hope you are feeling better. Take care.

Can you please delete my duplicate postings over on
韓国:自由の声放送 - VOF(4) 2021年番組表. I had a problem
posting today. Thank you very much!

Ron (California)



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Amano May 04 (Tue), 2021 19:20 UTC No.4857
KOREA SOUTH. back on alternate frequency 5920 (ex: 6045), 1129-1305, May 4 (Tuesday).
I feel like there is bubble jamming on 5920 kHz, but It doesn't have much interference.
It was received on the lower side due to the interference of CNR5 on the upper side.
-1158-, I changed the frequency to sync on USB to center it, considering the interference of the lower CRI.
However, the interference of CNR5 on the upper side was strong.
-1202-, changed to sync on LSB. There was almost no CRI interference.
My audio is at attached.
00:00- 1130 UTC, "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power)
01:00- 1200 UTC, "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
02:00- 1210 UTC, "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)
03:00- 1215 UTC, "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses)
04:00- 1230 UTC, "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future)
05:00- 1300 UTC, "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)

There seems to be no change in the VOF program list below.
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4826

Ron-san - Thank you for checking VOF.
I confirmed that the contents of the program I listened to at 0800 UT (// 1400 UT) match.
Today's "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng (Let's go music together)" was mainly broadcast on subway-themed songs.

Your audio is at http://bit.ly/3vHeEzr .
00:00- 1400 UTC, "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng“ (Let's go music together)
01:14- AKMU가부르입니다. 지하철에서 “Akmu-ga buleu-ibnida. Jihacheol-eseo“
01:18- “지하철에서 - On The Subway“ sung by 악동뮤지션 - Akdong Musician (AKMU)
https://youtu.be/dXWZ3mC6twA


06:48- 지하철을 타고 “Jihacheol-eul tago“
06:57- “지하철을 타고 - Take The Subway“ sung by 해이 - Haee
https://youtu.be/HtfVBEIl7X8


Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4857.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - XYZ May 05 (Wed), 2021 09:29 UTC No.4858
>>https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4856


Thanks Ron-san !

Don't worry, it's an error on my system.

ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !



Re: RTM Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano May 06 (Thu), 2021 14:40 UTC No.4859
MALAYSIA. 11665, RTM Wai FM, 1310-1400* UTC, May 4 (Tuesday).
As Ron says, the sound is certainly bad.
It feels like the broadcast sound is delayed by a few seconds and the same sound is mixed with a distorted sound.
Even though the signal is strong, it's a shame.
The broadcast stopped just at 1400 UTC.
The end time seems to vary slightly from day to day. (-1400v *)
After the Wai FM stopped, I checked Sarawak FM on 9835 kHz and found that it had already stopped.

Ron-san - I listened to your audio, the unique Wai FM SA's.
It sounds very good and is enjoy to listen to.
A lot of unique SA’s also were broadcast on May 4 at Wai FM on 11665 kHz from 1311 UTC.
A song that included Sarawak in the lyrics that was broadcast just before the end of the broadcast on May 3 was also broadcast at this timing.
My audio attached.

Komatsubara - Thank you for your support.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4859.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard May 08 (Sat), 2021 23:46 UTC No.4860
CHINA. 6200, Voice of Jinling, *1228-1229* and *1230+, May 7. Started with their well known 
double sign on; on for about 25 seconds, then off for about 43 seconds, then finally on to stay;
in Chinese and EZL song. Currently with nice clear reception, due to Xizang PBS (Tibet - Lhasa)
now being off the air here for temporary maintenance, which normally causes some QRM for VOJL.
Thanks to Wolfie for this item:

"RTC Kashgar-Kashi broadcast center of CRI, on refurbishing repair action on April 15 til 29, 2021;
acc mail from CRI Beijing German sce.

Maybe the RTC transmitter engineers solved the Kashgar work and now moved to Tibetan CTB
Lhasa-Baiding site for annual maintenance refurbishing work ? (wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews
April 24)"

My unedited audio of VOJL starting up today, posted at http://bit.ly/3evdlh8 .

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1230, May 8. A change in format? Seems different now. My local sunrise today
was at 1306 UT. 1230-1235: Subcontinent music (clearly no news!); 1235-1240: News; too weak to make
out the language?; 1240: More subcontinent music (indigenous singing/chanting) (clearly no news!); Is this
really a new format with only 5 minutes of news?

KOREA NORTH[non-log]. 6160, Pyongyang BS, both May 7 & 8 noted off the air, after only recently moving
here; today not on ex: 6400 either; 3320 was heard normally.

KOREA SOUTH. 5857.48 AM, HLL2 Seoul, 1005-1012, on May 7. With English weather info from various
observatories in Asia (Shanghai, etc.) providing wind direction, wind speed in meters per second, air pressure
in hectopascals, temperature in Celsius; mostly fair; heard daily.

LAOS[non-log]. 6130, LNR. Recently emailed the Director General of Lao National Radio (Phosy Keomanivong),
saying in part: "For a long time now I have noted the absence of LNR on SW. I hope that you will again be able to
transmit on 6130 kHz. in the near future. Your presence on SW is greatly missed!" No reply yet. Thanks to Mauno
Ritola, for his encouragement to contact LNR. Now with the temporary absence of Xizang PBS (Tibet - Lhasa), it is
especially clear that LNR is not broadcasting on 6130. (May 8)

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular - not from Sarawak), 1044,
May 7. The distinctive Islamic Maghrib (sunset prayer) call-to-prayer. My audio is posted at http://bit.ly/3xUBc1z . Much
better audio here than now being heard via Wai FM, on 11665.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, *1154, May 7. Seems that one of the Myanmar transmitters is not working.
Normally in the past, both 5985 and 9730 each had separate transmitters, evidenced by both frequencies often
heard on the air at the same time, but recently as soon as 9730 closes down, 5985 starts operating; today 9730,
went off at 1154*, continuing on with their new schedule (ex: 1130*). May 8, heard 9730, with 1156* and 5985,
with *1156.

Later on May 7 - Checking for the Friday edition of "Say It In English"; heard at 1243-1256; "What is the best
way to London? (way to the airport?) . . What do you think I should do? . . Can you recommend a good hotel?
(a good restaurant?) (a good book?) . . ," "Tom" has to travel to Guildford on business and "Kate" wants to come
along, but they get caught in a traffic jam; semi-readable.

SINGAPORE. 6676-USB, Singapore Radio, on May 8, *1250-1254*. VOLMET weather for Hong Kong, Bali, etc.;
"Broadcast ends. Singapore Radio out"; fairly readable.

TAIWAN. 9774, Fu Hsing BS, 0833-1000*, May 7 (Friday). Sign off time here varies a great deal; seems to be
either about 0900 or 1000; tuned into a very weak signal, but slowly improved; Chinese announcers and some
EZL Chinese songs; am still not hearing any carrier on clear 9410, which had been a second frequency for them.
Are they repairing or doing maintenance on the 9410 transmitter?

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Radio Vanuatu - New schedule (5040 kHz.) - Ron Howard May 10 (Mon), 2021 08:47 UTC No.4861
VANUATU. Radio Vanuatu, recently have not heard them on 7260, at 0559*, nor on 3945 (7890H // 11835H)
at *0559 UT.

May 10, again no RV signal on 7260, at 0559*, nor on 3945 (7890H // 11835H) at *0559 UT.

At 0637 UT, noted an UNID on 5040 kHz. with a very poor signal; 0650, dramatic, sudden improvement in
reception (transmitter adjusted?); 0655, SAs for both "Radio Vanuatu" and "Voice of Papua New Guinea";
cut off 0659*. On 7890 (harmonic), found a new starting time of *0659 UT; from 0704 to 0728, news/
sports in Bislama; approaching fair reception; 11835 harmonic covered by CNR2 and 3945, not heard.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Radio Vanuatu - New schedule (5040 kHz.) - Ron Howard May 10 (Mon), 2021 22:01 UTC No.4862
Bryan Clark (New Zealand) kindly checked for the new Radio Vanuatu schedule. His reply on May 10:

"Yes, listening here in Mangawhai - 3945 closed at 2059:30 and 5040 opened at 2059:34 - decent carrier
but poor audio given the daylight signal path."

Thanks to Bryan for updating the new schedule.
 
Of course for those of us in NoAm, we have to contend with a strong Cuba on 5040 most of the time.

Ron



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. - Amano May 11 (Tue), 2021 06:10 UTC No.4863
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, 1755-1905, May 10 (Monday).
There was a bit of North Korean jamming, but the VOF sounded clear.
The ending of "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power) was heard very well.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4718.mp3 .
At 1800, there was a station name, a time signal announcement, and VOF SJ before the start of "Bodo gwangjang (News plaza)".
After that, the program proceeded according to the VOF's one-day program guide.
VOF's one-day program guide is at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4826 .
At 1900, "Haengboghan Daehanmingug (Happy Republic of Korea)“ starts.
North Korean jamming was a little noticeable.
I summarized my received audio with a flash for the 1 minute part of the program start.
My audio attached. (06:00)

* Station name and time signal announcement before the start of "Bodo gwangjang (News plaza)“
1800UTC, ’Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo saebyeog 3 (ses) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 3am (1800 UTC).’

Jan. 2, 2021, My audio - https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4661.mp3
1200UTC, ’Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm (1200 UTC).’

"Bodo gwangjang (News plaza)“ will be broadcast at 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 0000 and 0300 UTC.
That time is your chance to get an ID.

Amano
Saitama at home, Japan
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


4863.mp3
Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. - Ron Howard May 11 (Tue), 2021 10:55 UTC No.4864
Hi Amano,

Thank you for your most informative information!! On May 9 (Sunday), I also noted the same.

At 1157 UT, clear SA ("Aneun geos-i him-ida" - Knowing is power), at the end of the program.

At 1200 UT, station name, a time signal announcement, and VOF SJ before the start of "Bodo gwangjang" - News plaza.
Audio of portions of my reception posted at http://bit.ly/3uEYI0q .

Great information from you > " 'Bodo gwangjang (News plaza)' will be broadcast at 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 0000
and 0300 UTC. That time is your chance to get an ID."

I was checking for the Sunday only "COVID-19 Prevention Measures" program, if still aired from 1155 to 1200 UT? No,
only the "Aneun geos-i him-ida" program was heard, so no longer with the COVID-19 program.

Amano - thanks again for your continuing help with these interesting Asian stations and for providing such good
audio clips!

Ron
California



Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS on 9774 // 15375 kHz. - Ron Howard May 11 (Tue), 2021 11:15 UTC No.4865
TAIWAN. 9774 // 15375, Fu Hsing BS, 0753-0859* UT, May 11. Tuned in to a very weak signal on 9774, 
and finally remembered to check // 15375, which I rarely remember to do; found it much better than
9774; positive // reception; at 0855, noted both of them about equal strength, when I was also able
to confirm that their third frequency of 9410, continues to be off the air, as recently noted. Very
pleased today to find 15375 doing so well.

Ron
California



Re: RTM Sarawak FM on 9835 kHz. - Amano May 11 (Tue), 2021 19:00 UTC No.4866
Hi Ron-san,

I’m always grateful for your information!

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1255-1401*, May 11 (Tuesday).
The sound quality is better than Wai FM on 11665 kHz.
However, the interference on the upper and lower sides is severe and difficult to hear.
My audio attached. (03:07 edit)
00:00-02:20 1356’20“-1358’40“ UTC
02:20-03:07 1359’28“-1400’15“ UTC
The female Malay music in my audio is below.
“Senandung Hari Raya Untukmu (A Feast Song For You)“ sung by Dayangku Intan
https://youtu.be/9mfloalOzp8


Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4866.mp3
Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom, COVID-19 program. Now...? - Amano May 12 (Wed), 2021 11:00 UTC No.4867
Hello! Ron-san

I will answer the following questions.
> I was checking for the Sunday only "COVID-19 Prevention Measures" program, if still aired from 1155 to 1200 UT? No,
only the "Aneun geos-i him-ida" program was heard, so no longer with the COVID-19 program.

In 2020, the COVID-19 program was broadcast every Sunday at the time of the "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart).
"Ma-eum-e swimpyo" was a weekend-only program.
As of 2021, it is broadcast every day.
The COVID-19 program has not been confirmed since 2021.
"Ma-eum-e swimpyo" has been broadcast since 2021 at the following times.

* "Ma-eum-e swimpyo (Resting heart)" broadcast time (Everyday)
0915, 1815, 2115, 0010 and 0310 UTC

If the COVID-19 program is still airing on Sunday, check it out at the times of the following Days.
1815 UTC on Saturday
2115 UTC on Saturday
0010 UTC on Sunday
0310 UTC on Sunday
0915 UTC on Sunday

In addition, since "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang (Weekly general news plaza)“ is broadcast on Saturday, COVID-19 may also be on Saturday.
In that case,
1815 UTC on Friday
2115 UTC on Friday
0010 UTC on Saturday
0310 UTC on Saturday
0915 UTC on Saturday

If there is no broadcast on the weekend, the COVID-19 program is not being broadcast now.

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: RTM Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano May 12 (Wed), 2021 17:05 UTC No.4868
MALAYSIA. 11665, RTM Wai FM, 1310-1401* UTC, May 12 (Wednesday).
The sound quality is still poor.
The content was almost all Ramadan.
Will Ramadan be over soon?
At 1325 UT, the usual reciting from the Qur'an.
At 1330 UT, Wai FM station jingle, and male talk.
At 1331 UT, performance music like national anthem; it's not the Malaysian national anthem (Negaraku).
My audio attached. (04:00, 1329:00-1333:00 UT)
At 1339 UT, same performance music. (// 1331 UT)
At 1401 UT, signed off.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


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Re: Islamic call-to-prayers - Ron Howard May 12 (Wed), 2021 18:25 UTC No.4869
Hi Amano,

Sorry for any confusion I caused about the Muslim call-to-prayers.

Here is a list of the five Islamic call-to-prayer times for Kuching (Sarawak) for Wednesday, 12 May.
Muslims are called-to-prayer five times a day. These are carried via Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) and
the prayers are always about 3 to 4 minutes long. They are different from the usual reciting from the
Qur'an. Is easy to ID them by their unique individual timings and during the prayer, many references
to "Allah akbar." Here is audio of a recent, typical Maghrib call-to-prayer -  http://bit.ly/3xUBc1z .

Fajr                05:19 AM (2119 UT) - the dawn prayer
Dhuhr             12:39 PM (0439 UT) - early afternoon prayer
Asr                 16:01 PM (0801 UT) - late afternoon prayer
Maghrib         18:44 PM (1044 UT) - the sunset prayer [I most often hear this one - Ron]
Isha'a             19:56 PM (1156 UT) - the night prayer
https://www.muslimpro.com/en/Prayer-times-Kuching-Malaysia-1735634 .

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom, COVID-19 program. Now...? - Ron Howard May 12 (Wed), 2021 19:16 UTC No.4870
Hi Amano - Thank you for this additional good information. Next weekend will try to check again. Ron



Re: Islamic call-to-prayers - Amano May 12 (Wed), 2021 21:10 UTC No.4871
Hi! Ron-san
Japan is morning right now.
Good morning. - おはようございます。

Thank you for following Islamic call-to-prayers.
Sorry, I misunderstood.
Sarawak FM on 9835, 1044 UT, May 7, your audio clip is the sunset prayer.
It is certainly so.
Wai FM on 11665, 1325 UT, May 12, my audio clip is the usual reciting from the Qur'an.
00:00-01:00, 1329-1330 UT, https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4868.mp3 .
I understand!
The Wai FM article (No.4868) I posted earlier has been revised.

I learned a lot from that.
TNX! Ron

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Voice of Jinling on 6200 kHz. - Amano May 12 (Wed), 2021 21:15 UTC No.4872
CHINA. Voice of Jinling, 6200, *1224-1305 UT, on May 12 (Wednesday). 
At 1224:45 UT, signed on.
At 1225:06 UT, signed off.
At 1225:42 UT, signed on.
At 1228:40 UT, commercial.
At 1230:00 UT, program start.
At 1230:17 UT, female says,
“经典音乐 请发现 华人时尚拼图“.
“Jīngdiǎn yīnyuè qǐng fāxiàn huárén shíshàng pīntú“.
“Classic music, please find, Chinese Fashion Puzzle“.
This program is “华人时尚拼图 (Chinese Fashion Puzzle Music Edition)“.
At 1230:39 UT, 肆無忌憚 sung by 薛之謙
https://youtu.be/cMXGqYZUN8c
My audio attached. (04:41 edit)
00:00-01:37, 1224:30-1226:07 UTC
01:37-04:03, 1228:09-1231:13 UTC
After that, the following songs were played.
At 1234:57 UT, instrumental music. Sorry, song title unknown.
At 1241:33 UT, commercial.
At 1242:33 UT, guitar solo music. Sorry, song title unknown.
At 1247:46 UT, 另一個天堂 sung by 王力宏 & 張靚穎
https://youtu.be/bXT7ZipPwxs
At 1252:09 UT, 一眼瞬間 sung by 張惠妹 & 蕭敬騰
https://youtu.be/Egrpx5g0UgI
At 1258:02 UT, commercial.
At 1259:03 UT, 紅色高跟鞋 sung by 蔡健雅
https://youtu.be/4mmL07h3MMo
At 1300:00 UT, Station ID : 金陵之声广播电台, and 海上生明月 program.

From 1230 - 1300 UT, the same song was playing on Friday, April 23.

After 1230 UT, you can see that the first song is the same song in the following audio clip.

April 23. (Friday) - https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9041.mp3 .
May 7. (Friday) - http://bit.ly/3evdlh8 .
May 12. (Wednesday) - My audio attached.

I think the 1230-1300 UTC program plays the same song every day.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


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Re: Malaysia - Ron Howard May 13 (Thu), 2021 11:54 UTC No.4873
Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) doing especially well on May 13. From 0954 UT, music program, 
1000, 1+1 time pips; 1000-1010, news in vernacular. Enjoyable listening! My audio of
one minute of music, three of news, is at http://bit.ly/3eItwrF .

Wai FM (11665) with terrible audio as usual 1012-1020 UT.

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard May 13 (Thu), 2021 12:26 UTC No.4874
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1050 UT, May 13. Clear reception with no jamming of program 
in Korean; "Ulisoli hanmadang" (Our sound festival), with indigenous music. My four minute
audio at https://bit.ly/2RQV7y1 . When I checked earlier (0920) heard very strong N. Korean
pulsating noise jamming here. Rather strange that the jamming is erratic.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Amano May 14 (Fri), 2021 14:55 UTC No.4875
Hi Ron-san,

Sarawak FM on 9835 kHz.
What a great your audio!
There is little side interference around 1000 UT, right?
Next time I would like to check 9835 kHz around 1000 UT.
Your audio - http://bit.ly/3eItwrF
Your audio 00:00- // 02:35- Below YouTube
“Kepulangan Yang Dinanti“ sung by Aman Shah
https://youtu.be/LaN_mP5VERQ


Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz.
Your audio - https://bit.ly/2RQV7y1
This is also Enjoyable listening!
“Ulisoli hanmadang” on this day introduces Korean national music related to the sea (바다 bada).

Ron - Thank you for your very enjoyable audio clip!

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Sarawak FM audio - Ron Howard May 14 (Fri), 2021 18:12 UTC No.4876
Hi Amano - Regarding my Sarawak FM audio: At 1000, heard 1+1 time pips and then a man said just two words 
(giving time?), but unable to make out what was said; then the station SA. The reception was fairly good,
as there was no adjacent interference. Several hours later I do have adjacent QRM (side interference), so
for me, this earlier reception is best.

Best regards - Ron



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard May 15 (Sat), 2021 10:15 UTC No.4877
VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0505-0559* UT, May 15. Seeing as they are now into their "winter"
season, the reception is improving day-by-day; playing non-stop island songs from 0505 to 0529,
followed by a long interview. Was listening in LSB, so rather interesting to suddenly note the start of
the unique Voice of Nigeria IS at 0558, with audio bleeding over from 7254.93.

*0559-0735 UT, RV best on 7890 (harmonic), with 11835 (harmonic) being much poorer, due to mixing
with CNR2 (BTW - On May 12, Wednesday, noted CNR2 here before 0600, but clearly off the air after
0600+). Mostly playing island songs, but here are a few points of interest:

0604-0619: Drama in Bislama.

0628: Weather/temperatures for the various provinces.

0659-0700: Promo for the upcoming May 17-18 "ICT Days" (Information and Communication Technologies),
being held at Unity Park, King's Town (website - https://ictdays.gov.vu/ ).

0700: Rare SA with frequencies (100 FM, 1125 MW, etc.); local time check ("6 o'clock") and into the news till 0713.

My audio from today, with two minutes of island singing, ending with SA/frequencies, posted at http://bit.ly/3fioWiR .
Even with heavy QRN (static), I still enjoy listening to RV.

Ron
California, USA



Re: Sarawak FM audio - Amano May 15 (Sat), 2021 10:45 UTC No.4878
Hi Ron-san

I investigated the following:
>A man said just two words. Giving time?

Yes, It's time!
He said to be 6 pm in Malay.
In Malay it is called “enam petang”.
“enam“ is 6, and “petang“ is evening.
Malaysia time is UTC + 8.

Best regards - Amano



Re: China - Voice of Strait off the air - Ron Howard May 17 (Mon), 2021 13:03 UTC No.4879
Amano - Thank you very much for the additional Sarawak FM info! Appreciate it!!

CHINA. 4900 & 4940, Voice of Strait, on both May 16 & 17, both frequencies off the air; checking 1000+ UT
(last check at 1210). Down for maintenance? Unusual for them to be absent for two consecutive days!

7345, The Voice of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, on May 17, at 1048 UT, noted open carrier;
1101, suddenly started with audio; program already in progress.

Ron
California



Re: China - Voice of Strait off the air - Amano May 19 (Wed), 2021 09:20 UTC No.4880
Ron-san - Thank you for the information on Voice of Strait off the air.

According to Cahcn's blog information from China,
4940 kHz and 4900 kHz will be shut down from May 16 to July 13, 2021
due to transmitter maintenance and debugging.
https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2021-05-16-Voice-of-Strait.html
TNX! Cahcn from China

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Shiokaze - new type of jamming? - Ron Howard May 20 (Thu), 2021 02:50 UTC No.4881
5965 // 7295, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Japan, on May 19, at 1318 UT. On 5965, heard with the usual pulsating 
noise jamming from N. Korea, but what sounded like a new type of jamming on 7295? Don't recall hearing this
style of jamming used in the past against Shiokaze. Have others heard this before?

My audio is at http://bit.ly/3bAEgGH , with one minute of 5965 and one of 7295.

Ron
California  



Re: Korea - Ron Howard May 20 (Thu), 2021 03:40 UTC No.4882
KOREA SOUTH. Observed frequencies on May 17 (Monday) for this week for VOP and VOH:

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1205 UT.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3990 // 4885 (QRM Brazil) // 6000 // 6250 // 6350 // 9100, at 0900 UT; news in Korean.  

National Unity Radio, 9475, from 1446 to 1447 UT, on May 18. Brief Chinese language lesson; started
and ended with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“ (cute music video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdQgPu3iUYk&t=149s ); mostly in Korean; three words and phrases:
wo (I), jiao ni (teach you), mei wenti (no problem). Then the whole sentence: Wǒ jiào nǐ méi wèntí (No
problem, I will teach you) - 我教你没问题. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3oyf499 .

Ron
California



Re: Malaysia - Ron Howard May 20 (Thu), 2021 15:57 UTC No.4883
Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) on May 20, at 1353. Indigenous chanting (not reciting from Qur'an); 
1400, news till cut off at 1405*. This closed first and then a few seconds later Wai FM
(11665) cut off, also at 1405*; Wai FM continuing to be heard with bad audio.

Please also note Amano's recent informative log here. My observations match his! (Thank you, Amano!!)

Ron
California



Re: Malaysia - Amano May 25 (Tue), 2021 15:30 UTC No.4884
MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 0855-0945* *10??-, May 25 (Tuesday). 
At 0855, no uper and lower side interference, so fair!
At 0900, Interference starts from the lower side, CNR-1 on 9830 signs on.
To avoid interference, I used sync on USB.
I enjoyed listening to Sarawak FM very much.
The sound is better than the Wai FM!
At 0945, It suddenly signed off.
Wai FM on 11665 is not stopped.
Sarawak FM doesn't also sign on after 1000 UTC.
At 1100 check, it was already signed on.

My audio (03:30) attached.
* 00:00-03:30, 0920:00-0923:30 UTC
* Sarawak FM, ID called by the child at 03:16.
* 00:00- “Raya“ Sung by Jalil Hamid (from the middle)
https://youtu.be/ti3Gwu65FMk

*My audio, 00:00- // YouTube, 02:38-

Sarawak FM on 9835 is good sound.
Thank you very much, Ron!!!

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4884.mp3
Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano May 25 (Tue), 2021 16:30 UTC No.4885
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1003-1100 UTC, May. 25 (Tuesday).
Today's good reception very well.
There is no interference of the same wave SOH.
At 1059, after signed on KNLS, Myanmar waves recede.

Female Burmese is comfortable voice to hear.
My audio attached.
* 00:00-02:00, 1053-1055 UTC.
* At 00:31-, few seconds, We Will Rock You Sung by Queen.
* https://youtu.be/-tJYN-eG1zk

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4885.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard May 26 (Wed), 2021 10:44 UTC No.4886
Hi Amano - Thank you very much for your updated information! Most helpful. 

Here is a list of the five Islamic call-to-prayer times for Kuching (Sarawak) for Wednesday, 26 May.

Fajr                   05:18 AM (2118 UT) - the dawn prayer
Dhuhr               12:40 PM (0440 UT) - early afternoon prayer
Asr                    16:03 PM (0803 UT) - late afternoon prayer
Maghrib             18:45 PM (1045 UT) - the sunset prayer [I most often hear this one - Ron]
Isha'a                 19:59 PM (1159 UT) - the night prayer
https://www.muslimpro.com/en/Prayer-times-Kuching-Malaysia-1735634 .

May 26 - Observed 9835 (Sarawak FM, not // to Wai FM 11665), from 0803-0806* UT. First time for me to
hear the Asr late afternoon prayer; transmitter cut off just after the prayer; had not returned to the
air by last check at 0845, while Wai FM (11665) continued on as normal. This is very similar to your
report from yesterday!

Today, I noticed Wai FM (11665) at 0835, with good audio during the news; at 0840, went back to having
the usual very poor audio; it sounded like an echo or out of sync audio. So the news audio comes from a
different source than all their other programming!

Ron
California



Re: PBS Xizang (Tibet) back on the air again - Ron Howard May 27 (Thu), 2021 12:40 UTC No.4887
May 27 - Heard the return of PBS Xizang (Tibet), from 1109+ UT, on 4820, 4905, 4920, 6200 kHz.

Ron
California

- - - - - - - WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1464 May 4, 2021

CHINA PBS Xizang (Tibet) off the air again today (April 23), on all
their frequencies, checked 4820, 4905, 4920, 6130 & 6200 kHz, at 0920 UT,
1004 & 1041 UT. Seeing as Ivo reported in WOR iog them on 9580 kHz,
at 0700 UT, April 22, perhaps on a different abbreviated schedule or just
different frequencies now?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 23)

CTB Lhasa-Baiding Tibet, RTC site #602. (wb)

Only 9580 kHz CNR Mandarin on air, S=9+5dB at 09.02 UTC, April 24.

all others checked at 09.00 UT today, ALL ARE OFF AIR <<<<<

4820, 4905, 4920, 6025, 6050, 6130, 6200 kHz
and also 7240, 7255, 7385, and 7450 kHz were missed this morning
when listened on remote Perseus SDR at Delhi India.

RTC Kashgar-Kashi broadcast center of CRI, on refurbishing repair
action on April 15 til 29, 2021; acc mail from CRI Beijing German sce.

Maybe the RTC transmitter engineers solved the Kashgar work and
now moved to Tibetan CTB Lhasa-Baiding site for annual maintenance
refurbishing work ?
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)





Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS, with some May observations - Ron Howard May 29 (Sat), 2021 20:41 UTC No.4888
TAIWAN. 9774, Fu Hsing BS, with some recent monitoring:

May 17 (Monday) - No 9410; no 15375; heard 9774 with cut off at 0958* UT; on much later than usual.

May 25 (Tuesday) - No 9410; no 15375; with 9774 cutting off just after 0900.

May 26 (Wednesday) - No 9410, no 15375; with 9774 cut off at 0902*.

May 29 (Saturday) - No 9410; no 15375; with 9774 cut off at 0900*.

Have not heard 15375 since my decent reception on May 11. Clearly it is a rare frequency for them to use.
While 9410 has been non-stop silent for a long time now.

Ron
California



Re: Korea - May 30 (Sunday) - Ron Howard May 30 (Sun), 2021 22:25 UTC No.4889
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, on May 30 (Sunday); here are a few of the 
programs I heard today. Am always grateful to Amano, in Japan, for his continual
updating of the program names and schedules. A great job!!

1130-1200 UT: Program "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing Is Power).

1200 (Sunday): A single tone, VOF SA and station singing jingle; program "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).
It is only on Saturday that VOF carries "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" (weekly general News Plaza).
Today's audio is at https://bit.ly/3fF7Nl7 .

1215: Program "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The World Through A Magnifying Glass).
My audio is at https://bit.ly/3fxWB9K .

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4880 // 6000 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1133 UT, on May 30 (Sunday), with the
weekend only program of reading a "Harry Potter" story in English and explaining it in Korean. All frequencies
will be changed tomorrow (Monday), for the up-coming week.

Voice of the People: They no longer bother to change their weekly frequencies on Monday, but have maintained the
same ones for quite a while now; recently noted on 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 100' long wire  



Re: Radio Vanuatu back on the air again - Ron Howard Jun 01 (Tue), 2021 06:58 UTC No.4890
VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, finally back on the air after having been silent for a while; today (June 1)
heard at 0505, started to fade in; cut off at 0559* UT; island music and talk in Bislama ("some countries . . .
Vanuatu"); SA - "Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi."

7890 (harmonic) // 11835 (harmonic), suddenly on at *0559; continuing with island music; 0601, "News Update"
(just brief news) in Bislama; 0604, back to island music. CNR2 QRM on 11835, which should be absent tomorrow
(Wednesday) from 0600 to 0900 UT.

Great to have Vanuatu back again!

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. - Amano Jun 01 (Tue), 2021 10:00 UTC No.4891
Hi Ron-san
Thank you always from California!

I heard your audio, "Jugan jonghab bodo gwangjang" and "Dodbogilo boneun sesang".
There is almost no North Korean jamming, and the sound is very clear.
After the signal tone, you can clearly hear the female's time signal announcement.
1200UTC, ’Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm (1200 UTC).’
Today I checked other time zones.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0000-0402*, on June 1 (Tuesday); the signal is weak here from morning to noon.
You can also check the North Korean jamming.
0000 (Tuesday): After the signal tone, the female's time signal announcement.
0000UTC, ’Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo achim 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 9am (0000 UTC).’
My audio attached. (05:30)
00:00-01:00 0000’00“-0001’00“ UTC "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
01:00-02:00 0010’00"-0011’00“ UTC "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
02:00-03:00 0015’00“-0016’00“ UTC "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses)
03:00-03:30 0057’52“-0058’22“ UTC "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power), ending
03:30-04:30 0100’00“-0101’00“ UTC "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)
04:30-05:30 0256’35“-0257’35“ UTC "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together), ending

0300UTC, "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
After the signal tone, the female's time signal announcement.
0300UTC, ’Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo jeong-o eul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced at noon (0300 UTC).’
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4719.mp3

0400UTC, ending of the VOF.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4720.mp3

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4891.mp3
Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jun 02 (Wed), 2021 07:37 UTC No.4892
Amano - Thanks for your continual updating of VOF!! Ron

VANUATU. 11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, suddenly on at *0559 UT; continuing with island music;
as expected, with CNR2 QRM for less than a minute, till they went off the air after their time pips (0600*);
0601-0604, "News Update," today with items about parliament; 0609-0630, segment of songs in English
(The Cars - "Drive," Sting - "Every Breath You Take," etc.); several montage SAs for "Radio Vanuatu" and
"Voice of Papua New Guinea"; some very nice island songs. (June 2 - Wednesday)



Re: Voice of Freedom again on 6045 kHz. - Ron Howard Jun 05 (Sat), 2021 13:56 UTC No.4893
June 5 - VOF again made a terrible frequency assignment back to 6045 kHz. (ex: 5920 kHz.).
Very much blocked by N. Korea super jamming on 6045 kHz.; noted today from 1150 UT.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jun 05 (Sat), 2021 21:13 UTC No.4894
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on June 5, noted cutting off close to 1300:45* UT.  

CHINA. 7270, PBS Nei Menggu, 1221 UT, June 5. Very strong signal on primary frequency; generating
very noticeable spurs on the low side 7262 (strongest spur!) // 7254 and the high side 7278 // 7286.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1302 UT, June 5. A day with some audio,
whereas usually they have no modulation; news in English, but unreadable; after the news surprised
to find they didn't play the usual “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country), which is their most often
played song after the news, but instead heard the distinctive patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila" (aka:
"Mars Pancasila"), which was composed by Sudharnoto (who for a time worked at RRI Jakarta), with
lyrics about the loyalty of all Indonesian people to Pancasila as the only ideology or philosophy of
the Indonesian nation (studio quality recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNIsIo8OLQ ).
My local sunrise was at 1249 UT. "Garuda Pancasila" was also heard at 1209, after the news in Japanese.

MYANMAR. Myanmar Radio, on June 5, with 9730 (KNLS QRM) cut off at 1150* UT; whereas 5985, had *1150.

NBC continues their long standing silence on both 3260 (NBC Madang) and 3325 (NBC Bougainville); checking
these almost daily. A sad situation for PNG to be silent for such a long time now! (June 5, from 1135+ UT)

U S A. 7230-LSB, K4DSR (Mobile, Alabama), from 0407+ UT, on June 5 (Saturday). Good reception of the Special
Events broadcast this weekend, from the code room of the battleship USS Alabama
( https://www.ussalabama.com/event/ships-across-america-2/ ); a part of the "Museum Ships Weekend"; using
the ships original antenna; most contacts were very readable; operated for a time by Ken and then later by a
different ham (Tim), so a non-stop event all weekend.  

7505, WRNO, 0333-0400* UT, June 5. Thanks very much to Dr. Hansjoerg Biener for the timely alert; first time I
have heard Hindi here; SA for 7-5-0-5 and contact info; preaching in English, with simultaneous translation into
Hindi. Didn't catch the name of the program.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0505-0559* UT, on June 5. On 7890 // 11835 (both harmonics), at *0559; later
noted at 0701, with SA, frequencies and local time check ("6 o'clock") and then the "National News" in Bislama,
about parliament; played a lot of nice island songs, by 0730, faintly heard 3945, while 11835 had strong CNR2
QRM, so 7890 was the best frequency.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Voice of Freedom again on 6045 kHz. - Amano Jun 07 (Mon), 2021 11:10 UTC No.4895
Ron-san - Thank you for the VOF frequency change information.
I also confirmed today.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045 (ex:5920), Voice of Freedom, 0005-0020, on June 7 (Monday).
North Korean super jamming stopped after 0000 UT.
I heard VOF, but the signal is weak.
The jamming for VOF was still on 5920 kHz.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4722.mp3 .

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Updating Korea - Ron Howard Jun 16 (Wed), 2021 19:42 UTC No.4896
KOREA NORTH[non]. 5980,  Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, on June 15, caught them with ID and off 
(1433-1435* UT); fair/good, with no jamming, but light QRM from OTH radar.

6040 // 5935, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Yamata (Japan). This from Hiroshi - June 16 (Wednesday)
now reporting that 1300-1400 UT, will henceforth be in English on Wednesday (ex: Thursday),
as it was today.

FYI  - - - - - - -  From Hiroshi:

"United Nations symposium live broadcast.

On Tuesday, June 29, the United Nations Symposium on the Abduction Issue will be held online,
co-sponsored by the Governments of Japan, the United States, Australia and the EU. Japan, the
United States, the Australian Government and the EU will hold an online symposium as a side
event of the United Nations with the participation of representatives of UN member states under
the theme of "international cooperation to resolve the abduction issue as a global issue". It will
be held. At this symposium, we will listen to the complaints of the "live voice" of victims' families
in Japan and other countries, and invite North Korean experts from each country to discuss ways
to resolve the abduction issue. I will do it. The symposium will be broadcast live on the United
Nations Web TV (English) and the official video channel of the YouTube Abduction Issue
Countermeasures Headquarters (Japanese), so please watch it.
・ United Nations Web TV
    http://webtv.un.org/  
・ YouTube Abduction Issue Countermeasures Headquarters Official Video Channel
           https://www.youtube.com/c/rachitaichannel This pattern will be broadcast live on the day
           of the shortwave broadcast.
June 29 (Tuesday), 1200-1340 UTC, 11890kHz Japanese and 11995kHz Korean.  
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/archives/2021/0519anouncesympo.html ."

KOREA NORTH/SOUTH. Pyongyang BS, 3320 // 6160 (ex: 6400 silent), at 1155 UT, on June 14;
both fair.

Echo of Unification, 3945 // 5905, June 14; open carrier at 1156 UT; fair at 1159, with IS. My audio
is at http://bit.ly/3xrUb2t .

KCBS Pyongyang, 3250 // 3959, at 1210 UT, on June 14; both equally fair; 3920 had been used in
the past, but not today.
 
Voice of Freedom, 6045, at 1100 UT, on June 14; covered by the usual super jamming from N. Korea;
super jamming also back on 6135 (nothing there to be jammed!); while VOF's ex: 5920 had no jamming,
but strong OTH radar. We can only hope they will soon return to 5920, where they normally have good
reception free of jamming and not often OTHR.

Observed frequencies on June 14 (Monday) for this week for VOP and VOH:

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1055 UT; another week with no change
of frequencies.

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, from 1122 to 1151 UT, the weekday
English language lesson (on weekends this time period has the reading in English of a "Harry Potter" story,
with explanations in Korean); reception on 4890 // 9105, is normally good. My audio is at http://bit.ly/2SDGsXC .
VOH continues with a four hour program loop; same program repeated every four hours.

Here is a picture of a morning visitor to the beach, near where I SWL -  http://bit.ly/3xqZ23T .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey), USA
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Malaysia - Amano Jun 21 (Mon), 2021 12:50 UTC No.4897
Ron-san - Thank you for the beautiful picture. The deer in the middle is very good.

MALAYSIA. 9835 & 11665, RTM Sarawak, *2230v- , June 20 (Sunday).
Around 2230, 9835 started. 11665 has also started.
The signal is weak and it is difficult to hear due to side interference.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9057.mp3 .
*00:00-00:30 2251’25“-2251’55“ ID@00:25 Wai FM

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Voice of Freedom on 6045 kHz. - Amano Jun 21 (Mon), 2021 12:55 UTC No.4898
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, +0000-0010, on June 21 (Monday).
North Korean super jamming stopped at 0000’44“.
I heard North Korean pip jamming. 5920 kHz is a clear channel.
But I can't hear VOF. The signal is weak at this time.
Today's Japan is the summer solstice.
About two minutes later, it was heard.
This time is being broadcast in "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) .
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4723.mp3 .
*00:00-01:00 0000’00“-0001’00“ North Korean super jamming stopped at 00:44.
*01:00-02:00 0003’00“-0004’00“ About two minutes later, VOF was heard.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS [non-log] - anomaly - Ron Howard Jun 24 (Thu), 2021 18:31 UTC No.4899

TAIWAN[non-log], Fu Hsing BS, on June 24, with an anomaly today; random checking from 0745
till 0850 UT, only to note no signal at all on clear frequencies of 9410, 9774 and 15375. Whereas 9774
had been heard recently with consistent reception. Have found their one day a week, extra hour of
extended broadcasting (0900-1000*) varies a lot; have heard 1000*, instead of their normal 0900*,
on different Mondays and Thursdays, so seems rather a random schedule for the one hour extended
broadcast.

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Ron Howard Jun 25 (Fri), 2021 12:13 UTC No.4900
KOREA SOUTH. back on 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045 kHz.), Voice of Freedom, from 0903+ UT, on June 25 (Friday).

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Amano Jun 26 (Sat), 2021 12:35 UTC No.4901
Ron - Thank you very much for this timely VOF alert!

KOREA SOUTH. 5920 (ex:6045), Voice of Freedom, 1000-1003, on June 26 (Saturdays).
I confirmed VOF "Maeil geudaewa (Everyday with you)“ on 5920.
Certainly VOF came back on 5920 (ex:6045).
I can hear North Korean pip jamming here, and VOF is hard to hear.
Did North Korean pip jamming go after VOF?
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4725.mp3 .
00:00-02:00 1000’00“-1002’00“ "Maeil geudaewa (Everyday with you)“ opening.
02:00-03:00 1002’00“-1003’00“ Any Song sung by ZICO - https://youtu.be/_iW1hrEFzz0 .

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jun 27 (Sun), 2021 21:30 UTC No.4902

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1300 UT, June 27. Program "Aneun geos-i him-ida"
(Knowing Is Power); some faint jamming. This frequency is certainly the best one for VOF to use,
whereas ex: 6045 always seems to have super jamming from N. Korea. My audio is at
https://bit.ly/35X1Ie4 .

MALAYSIA. 9835, UNID relay, 1100-1245 UT, June 27.Thanks to Zacharias Liangas's non-log in WOR
iog, of June 26, at 1000, noting the absence of Sarawak FM, today I started to randomly check at
1040 UT, only to have the same results - no Malaysia; but at 1100, definite RTM signal, with the news;
unable to SA, due to moderate adjacent QRM, plus RTTY QRM and seemed to give very few SAs;
certainly the format heard today did not match that of Sarawak FM; the 1100 news was 5 minutes long,
which I believe is unlike Sarawak's 10 minute news and unlike Sarawak's 1+1 time pips at ToH, today
at 1100 and 1200, had 5+1 time pips; no news at 1200; from 1207 to 1210, with the Islamic Isha'a
call-to-prayer (night prayer).

So is 9835 starting about 1100? Has Sarawak FM been re-formatted (unlikely!) or is this another RTM
station being relayed here? Needs more monitoring and/or better conditions. BTW - Today's station was
not // 11665 (Wai FM, which continues to have poor audio).

VANUATU[and non-log]. Radio Vanuatu has been silent for three days through June 27.

June 27, checking Radio Vanuatu on 3945, 7890H and 11835H, from 1030+ UT (normally xmtr off at 1114);
but RV continues to be absent.

June 26, checking the usual Radio Vanuatu frequencies from 0545+ UT (last checked at 0655), but clearly
off the air.

June 25, checking the usual Radio Vanuatu frequencies from 0540 UT till 0800+, but was the first day RV
was off the air. Cuba (5040) running very late, due to a special segment about yesterday's UN vote by 184
countries in favour of a resolution to demand the end of the US economic blockade of Cuba (US and Israel
voting against it); ended audio at 0659, with the transmitter off at 0704.

June 24, the normal RV on 7260, cut off at 0559* UT and at *0559, switched to 3945, 7890 harmonic &
11835 harmonic (CNR2 QRM); till past 0900+ UT.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif., USA (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Special broadcast of the "United Nations Symposium on the Abduction Issues" - Ron Howard Jun 29 (Tue), 2021 16:07 UTC No.4903

Special broadcast of the "United Nations Symposium on the Abduction Issues," *1200-1400* UT, June 29,
with only 11995 being usable and 11890 being too weak to be usable; per Hiroshi, both via Taiwan; 11995
with CODAR QRM and audio with non-stop simultaneous translation (Japanese) underneath a somewhat
stronger, different audio in several languages (Korean and English); commenting about Japan/N. Korea
abduction issues, family members telling stories about abducted relatives, analysis of US policy towards
DPRK, etc.; unfortunately heard with double audio feeds the entire time, making for very unpleasant
listening, even with a good signal strength; at 1357, both audio feeds ended simultaneously. My 11 minute
audio of a few English segments posted at http://bit.ly/3h2coOB .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Amano Jun 29 (Tue), 2021 20:45 UTC No.4904
Hello! Ron-san
Thank you for the "United Nations Symposium on the Abduction Issues" reception information.

Below is my June 27 reception log.

MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1040-1100 UT, June 27.
There was some SOH interference, but I was able to receive it very clear.
Burmese sound and music are good!
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9061.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:30 1053’10“-1055’40“ UTC

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1125-1157 UT, June 27.
At 1130, 1+1 time pips at ToH. lt was 13 seconds late.
After ToH, the time signal was announced as "Pukul tujuh (7) setengah" in Malay. In English, “Half past seven (7)“.
Wai FM on 11665 kHz is currently hard to hear due to the bad modulation of the same audio, which is delayed by about 2 seconds.
My audio attached.
* 00:00-02:00 1130’00“-1132’00“ UTC
* Wai FM, ID at 00:34-

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1230 UT, June 27. Program "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo"
(Korean people, to unity, to the future); some faint jamming.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4726.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:30 1230’00“-1232’30“ UTC
* 01:32-01:37 Cheosgog-eun Im Jae-yong, Gim Won-ju hamkkebuleu-ibnida. “Neowa Na Uli“.
In English, The first song will be sung by Lim Jae Yong featuring Kim Won Joo. it’s called “You and Me“.
https://youtu.be/3IXM9ThJ31E

At 1300 UTC, program "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)
Ron-san’s audio is at https://bit.ly/35X1Ie4 .
* Great audio from California!

THAILAND. 9390, Radio Thailand, 1300-1315 UT, June 27. Japanese broadcast.
Radio Thailand's Japanese broadcast will end on June 30.
Japan time tonight is the last broadcast.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9062.mp3
* 00:00-03:00 1259’55“-1302’55“ UTC

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4904.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jun 29 (Tue), 2021 22:27 UTC No.4905
> At 1300 UTC, program "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)
> Ron-san’s audio is at https://bit.ly/35X1Ie4 .
> * Great audio from California!

Hi Amano - Thank you so very much for correcting my log. Yes, I now hear it
as "Haengboghan Daehanmingug."  Afraid I still have problems SAing the Korean
programs! Ron



Re: Myanmar - "Say It In English" language lesson - Ron Howard Jun 30 (Wed), 2021 15:34 UTC No.4906

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1249-1300 UT, on June 30 (Wednesday).

Heard the identical English language lesson ("Say It In English") for the first time back on Aug 7, 2017 and
heard repeated again on Feb 5, 2018 and yet again on April 28, 2021. Is still fun to listen to the comical
misadventures of "Tom." Certainly one of the most entertaining language lessons on SW and infinitely
better than "Learning English with BBC, Burmese," that was formerly aired here.

April 28, 2021 - - - - -  MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1250-1301, April 28 (Wednesday)[2021]. Tuned in expecting
to hear the usual "Learning English with BBC, Burmese," but instead they were airing the "Say It In English"
program, which is also produced in England and was carried by MR years ago; mostly readable. Am very pleased
to hear this series of lessons back on the air again, as it is always a pleasure to hear the comical misadventures
of "Tom." I have heard today's show twice in the past, on Aug 7, 2017 and Feb 5, 2018. My audio of a portion of
today's program is at http://bit.ly/3u5EGMo .

In DXLD 17-32: "5985, Myanmar Radio, on Aug 7, 2017, tuned in at 1215, to hear the Monday edition of the English language lesson ("Say It In English") already in progress; program will be repeated on Wed.; dialogue between "Mr.
Harris" and "Tom," who wants Tom to take the morning 7:00 train to Manchester; "The meeting is very important.
Don't miss the train"; Tom works for a company that "makes some of the finest clocks and watches in the world,"
but he is "never on time for anything"; he missed the train and then rushes to take a taxi to the airport to catch
the 8:00 plane to Manchester; 1227 end of "Say It In English"; fairly readable . . . "

Ron
California



Re: China - Voice of Strait now testing on SW - Ron Howard Jul 01 (Thu), 2021 12:23 UTC No.4907
After an absence since May 16, VOS noted testing on June 30, on 4900 // 4940, around 1233 UT, for a brief period.

July 1, from 1036+, again found VOS testing 4900 // 4940 (Colombia QRM).

Ron
California

- - - - - Posted May 19, 2021:

Ron-san - Thank you for the information on Voice of Strait off the air.

According to Cahcn's blog information from China,
4940 kHz and 4900 kHz will be shut down from May 16 to July 13, 2021
due to transmitter maintenance and debugging.
https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2021-05-16-Voice-of-Strait.html
TNX! Cahcn from China

Amano
Saitama, Japan




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Amano Jul 02 (Fri), 2021 15:50 UTC No.4908
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the VOS on SW restart information.

July 2, from 1104, again found VOS Amoy on 4900 and VOS Chinese on 4940.

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 0950-1001 UT, July 2.
At 0950, during this time, there is little interference on both sides and it is easy to hear.
My audio attached.
* 00:00-02:30 0950’00“-0952’30“ UTC
* Sarawak FM, ID at 00:21-
* After that, The Final Countdown song by Europe was on the air.

At 1000, 1+1 time pips at ToH. lt was 13 seconds late.
It is delayed at the same time as Wai FM on 11665 kHz.

THAILAND. 9390, Radio Thailand Japanese broadcast, 1300-1315 UT, July 2.
Japanese broadcasting continues in July.
What was the announcement between June 14 and 16 that "The broadcast will end on June 30" ?
http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e143981.html
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9065.mp3
* 00:00-03:00 1259’56“-1302’56“ UTC

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


4908.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. - Amano Jul 05 (Mon), 2021 15:00 UTC No.4909
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1820-2135 UT, July 3 (Saturday).
There was a little North Korean jamming, but I heard the VOF on 5920 kHz so well that I was listening while sleeping at home.
Since it was a weekend, I was able to listen to the 10-minute drama “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love) broadcast only on the VOF weekend.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4727.mp3
* 00:00-01:30 1820’00“-1821’30“ UTC : “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ Opening
* 01:30-03:00 1828’30“-1830’00“ UTC : “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ Ending

This program will be broadcast at the following times.
* 0920-0930 UTC - Sat./Sun.
* 1820-1830 UTC - Fri./Sat.
* 2120-2130 UTC - Fri./Sat.
By the way, “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama) is broadcast at the same time on weekdays.

At 2100 UT, I heard the time signal announcement before the start of "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza).
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4728.mp3
* 00:00-01:20 2059’40“-2101’00“ UTC

The audio of the time signal announcement before the start of the "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) broadcast is summarized below.

0900 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4729.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 6pm (0900 UTC).’

1200 UTC - https://bit.ly/3fF7Nl7 * TNX! Ron-san
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm (1200 UTC).’

1500 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4914.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ja-jeong eul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced at midnight (1500 UTC).’

1800 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4863.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo saebyeog 3 (ses) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 3am (1800 UTC).’

2100 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4728.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo achim 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 6am (2100 UTC).’

0000 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/4891.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo achim 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced 9am (0000 UTC).’

0300 UTC - https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4719.mp3
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo jeong-o eul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced at noon (0300 UTC).’

I want 0900 UTC and 1500 UTC audio.
>At 1500 on July 16, it was all there.

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Amano Jul 10 (Sat), 2021 14:10 UTC No.4910
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 0855-0902 UT, July 10 (Saturday).
At 0900 UT, I heard the time signal announcement before the start of "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza).
It's hard to hear because of North Korean jamming, but I heard the time signal announcement.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4729.mp3 .
 * 00:00-01:05 0859’55“-0901’00“ UTC
I also attached it to the above article.
The only remaining unreceived is 1500 UTC audio.

TAIWAN. 9730, Sound of Hope, 0935-1055 UT, July 10 (Saturday).
I was trying to listen to Myanmar, but today SOH was strong.
From 1000 UT, the news program "Tian-xia zong-heng" was being broadcast.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4730.mp3 .
* 00:00-00:30 1018’00“-1018’30“ UTC :
ID@00:12- “Xi-wang zhi sheng guo-ji guang-bo dian-tai“
* 00:30-01:00 1022’10“-1022’40“ UTC :
ID@00:43- “您現在收聽的是(Nin xian-zai shou-ting de shi) 希望之聲國際廣播電台 天下縦橫(Tian-xia zong-heng)“

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jul 13 (Tue), 2021 05:07 UTC No.4911
Hi Amano - Sorry for the delay in responding to you.

July 6 (Tuesday), found VOF (5920) not worth recording at 1500 UT, as there was strong QRM from Vatican
Radio on 5920, via the Philippines (*1430+). Please see VOF log below.

Here are a few of my recent logs:

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, 1307-1310, July 11; after the news in English,
played the usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country); poor reception.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH, observed July 12 (Monday), with frequencies for this week:

3985 // 4890 (never jammed) // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105 (never jammed), at 1050 UT, with the EBS-FM
(Educational Broadcasting System - https://www.ebs.co.kr/main ) news in English and Korean; but more than
just the news, as they explain the meaning of some of the English words, so it's really the news and a
language lesson; with outdated news, as today's program was originally broadcast over EBS-FM back on
June 28 (item - UK ran a campaign called "grab a jab" to further drive up vaccination rates, etc.).
Later at 1127, heard the weekday English language lesson, whereas on the weekend they have a reading
in English of "Harry Potter and the Magician's Stone," along with an explanation in Korean, during
that same time period; VOH continues to have a four hour program loop.

Voice of the People, on July 12, again with no change of frequencies for this week; noted at 1055 UT;
3480 (never jammed) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, on July 12, at 1130 UT with program "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing Is Power),
which SA again at 1156; then at 1200, a single tone; VOF SA and station singing jingle; program "Bodo
gwangjang" (News Plaza); clear of any jamming, so good reception, whereas there was strong N. Korea
jamming that ended about 1100; later the NK jamming starts up again about 1358, in anticipation of the
*1405 start of Shiokaze (5920); shortly after Shiokaze signed off (1435*), the N. Korean ends, but at
1430, there is the strong start of Vatican Radio (5920). So for me, the best time for VOF reception is
between about 1100 to 1358 UT.

TAIWAN. 6230 // 6280, Sound of Hope, recently, through July 12, have heard these two frequencies as usual,
but 6215 is no longer on the air

9410 // 9774 // 15375, Fu Hsing BS, 0805-0901*, July 10 (Saturday); a very rare day with all three frequencies
being heard; this is their weekend schedule (weekdays with 1000*).

VANUATU. 3945 // 7890 (harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 1101-1114 UT, on July 11; religious song; full SA with frequencies; National Anthem; then from 1104 to 1114 just open carrier (dead air) till xmtr off via a timer
(off at the same time every day). 

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Vanuatu - July 13 - Ron Howard Jul 13 (Tue), 2021 09:23 UTC No.4912
July 13 - An enjoyable day of Radio Vanuatu reception; 7890 (harmonic) // 11835 (harmonic); 
suddenly on at *0559 UT, with song already in progress (The Doobie Brothers - "Listen to the
Music"); 0602-0605, "News Update" in Bislama; 0605-0659, DJ in Bislama playing C&W and pop
songs in English (The Police - "Every Breath You Take," Hank Williams - "Jambalaya -
On the Bayou," etc.); 0700-0719, news/sports in Bislama. Port Vila sunset was at 0626 UT;
moderate QRN (static). Only a carrier heard on 3945; CNR2 (11835) only produced low level
QRM today. Between 0630 and 0650, heard them play their distinctive station's singing jingle
four different times ("Radio Vanuatu" and "Voice of Papua New Guinea"). BTW - The 4th
harmonic on 15780 was not heard.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jul 15 (Thu), 2021 10:49 UTC No.4913
CHINA. 4900, Voice of Strait, 1123, July 14, found not // to 4940; both unusually good; new // schedule, 
different from past //'s; at 1130, both became //; 1155-1200, still //, with the Strait Fishery Meteorology
report (Channel fishery weather), with the weather forecast for the Strait, with info about wind, waves,
temperature, etc., sound of seagulls and a musical selection; after 1200, still //.

7345, The Voice of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (CNR7), 1200, July 14. Strong
signal; time pips and full SA with distinctive "F-M" references (FM 98.0  [Gau-sap-baat dim ling] for
Guangzhou; FM 101.2 [Yat-ling-yat dim yi] for Zhongshan City, covering Shenzhen and Hong Kong;
FM 105.4 [Yat-ling-ng dim sei] for Zhuhai City - covering Macau and FM 93.2 [Gau-sap-saam dim
yi] for Foshan.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, with weak audio on July 14:

1114: After the news in Chinese, played the patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila," aka: "Mars Pancasila" -
Pancasila March (The five principles of Pancasila, as set forth by then President Sukarno on June 1,
1945, are the underlying ideals of the country).

1209: After the news in Japanese, played the patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila."

1309: After the news in English, surprised to find they played a different patriotic song - “Bagimu Negeri”
(For You Our Country).

I suspect that for all of August, VOI will probably play the patriotic song “Dirgahayu Indonesiaku” after the
news, as they normally do during the month of their independence (Aug. 17).

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1247-1300, July 14 (Wednesday); unusually strong signal, but OTH
radar QRM; English language lesson "Say It In English," with the misadventures of "Tom" being sick and
"Kate" helping him get to the doctor's office; these lessons air on both Mon. & Wed.; first heard today's
show back on Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (that seven minute audio is at - http://bit.ly/2TaeCT4 ) and also heard
again on March 26, 2018 (Mon.).

TAIWAN. 6214.9 // 6230.0 // 6280.0, Sound of Hope, 1120, July 14; had noted 6215 being silent for over
a week and thought perhaps they had abandoned the frequency, but came back again today; clearly off
frequency. These frequencies are rarely jammed by CNR1 during my mornings.

9410 // 9774, Fu Hsing BS, 0826, July 15. Today only on two frequencies!

9410 // 9774 // 15375, Fu Hsing BS, 0801, on July 14; BBC had just signed off on 9410; very nice to find all
three frequencies active again. The same frequencies were noted on July 10 (Saturday) from 0805 to 0901*
(their weekend schedule, as opposed to weekdays 1000*).

VANUATU. 7890 (H), Radio Vanuatu and at times relay of Paradise FM 98, from 0705+, July 15. Station
was having some issues with their audio today; seemed normal till about 0750, when I suddenly realized
I briefly heard YL in Spanish, followed by a brief spot in English ("My family and I want to come back to
Vanuatu," etc.); wonder if these spots were about the upcoming Port Vila New Caledonia Regional Youth
Festival ( https://wotzonvanuatu.com/event/port-vila-new-caledonia-regional-youth-festival-teouma-valley/ );
after 0800, a number of times noted with two different audio feeds at the same time, creating a mess;
at 0803, fairly clear SA slogan - "Any where, any time, Paradise FM, simply the best." This is the first time
I have ever heard this situation!

7890 // 11835, both harmonics, Radio Vanuatu, 0600-0602, July 14 (Wednesday). News Update (Vanuatu's
"COVID-19 vaccine rollout," etc.); 0630-0634, the regular segment of "messages" in Bislama, which started
and ended with nice indigenous drum music. Wed. continues to be the only day that CNR2 (11835) closes
down at 0600*, leaving RV in the clear.

VIETNAM. 8812-USB, UNID, 1337 till cut off at 1400*, on July 14. Non-stop Vietnamese indigenous music/
singing/chanting; fairly good signal. Not sure who this is? Off with no announcement. My audio is posted
at http://bit.ly/3ehE0xw .
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz at 1500 UTC. - Amano Jul 16 (Fri), 2021 17:21 UTC No.4914
Hi Ron-san - Thank you for the VOF reception report around 1500 UTC.
It became a great reference for me!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
July 6 (Tuesday), found VOF (5920) not worth recording at 1500 UT, as there was strong QRM from Vatican
Radio on 5920, via the Philippines (*1430+).

Voice of Freedom, 5920, on July 12, at 1130 UT with program "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing Is Power),
which SA again at 1156; then at 1200, a single tone; VOF SA and station singing jingle; program "Bodo
gwangjang" (News Plaza); clear of any jamming, so good reception, whereas there was strong N. Korea
jamming that ended about 1100; later the NK jamming starts up again about 1358, in anticipation of the
*1405 start of Shiokaze (5920); shortly after Shiokaze signed off (1435*), the N. Korean ends, but at
1430, there is the strong start of Vatican Radio (5920). So for me, the best time for VOF reception is
between about 1100 to 1358 UT.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Today I tried to receive VOF on 5920 at 1500 UT.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, 1455-1505 UT, July 16 (Thursday).
Perhaps it's jamming for Shiokaze, North Korean jamming is strong.
Still, I can hear VOF.
At 1500 UT, I heard the time signal announcement before the start of "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza).
At 1503 UT, North Korean jamming has stopped.
Behind the VOF, a station believed to be Vatican Radio heard.
My audio attached.
* 00:00-04:10 1459’50“-1504’00“ UTC
* 00:10- a single tone; the time signal announcement;
’Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ja-jeong eul allyeodeulibnida.’
In English, ’Voice of Freedom has announced at midnight (1500 UTC).’
* 03:06- At 1502’56“ UT, North Korean jamming has stopped.

The audio of the time signal announcement before the start of the "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) broadcast is all there.
I edited and summarized the following articles.
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4909

If there is other good audio, I will replace it.

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


4914.mp3
Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC, on 9545 kHz., from 0730+ UT (former 5020 silent) - Ron Howard Jul 19 (Mon), 2021 09:52 UTC No.4915

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, SIBC, anomaly from tune in 0730+ UT, July 19. Normally this frequency closes at 0500*;
in Pijin; some commercial announcements; 0801, calliope and news (sound bites from the national address to
the nation, with update about the situation with COVID-19); "This news comes to you from the Solomon Islands
Broadcasting Corporation"; 0813, National Anthem, followed by a major national speech in English, with updated
info about COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 vaccination info; heavy QRN (static).

My audio is posted at http://bit.ly/36I80ys , with one minute of NA, followed by 11 minutes of the COVID-19 speech.

Ron
California



Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC, on 9545 kHz., from 0730+ UT (former 5020 silent) - Ron Howard Jul 20 (Tue), 2021 00:23 UTC No.4916
Thanks to Bryan Clark for his response on July 19. Ron

SIBC continues its use of 9545 in lieu of 5020. Fair, clear signal here in northern NZ at 1955 UTC.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jul 21 (Wed), 2021 19:50 UTC No.4917
CHINA. VOS (4900 / 4940) found not // 1025; 1030 become //; 1113 not //; 1130 became //; 1212 //;
1236 //; 1318 not //.

PBS Yunnan - fairly decent on 6035, from 1330 to 1350.

CHBC (6185), this morning checked a number of times and heard with mostly fair reception (about the
best ever heard!); some Chinese opera.

INDONESIA. VOI, after the news in Japanese, at 1210, with patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila"; after the
news in English, at 1309, played the patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”; VOI SA: "3-3-2-5 kilohertz."

JAPAN. Shiokaze, 5965 // 7295, with English on Wed.; both jammed.

KOREA SOUTH. VOH, at 1001, on 3990 (ham QRM) // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 // 6355 // 9100.

Voice of Freedom (5920), the daily NK jamming stopped at 1105*; don't know why they are here at this time;
is not against VOF, as jamming is also here when VOF is up on 6045.
 
MYANMAR - Today, from 1240 to 1249, with the well heard Wed. edition of "Say It In English"; a repeat of the
show I first heard back in 2017:

"MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, Oct. 9, 2017. The Monday edition of "Say It In English"; 1218-1231; this
weeks adventures (dialogue) of "Tom," has him driving along the "A3, near Guildford," when his car stops, so
he calls "Sparky's Garage" and turns out "Tom" had no "petrol." Fairly readable. I have gotten hooked on
his weekly antics. My audio posted at http://goo.gl/iE7Ehh ."

9730, Myanmar Radio, from 1054 to 1059, okay reception till totally killed by extremely strong KNLS start-up;
then clear again today from 1159 (KNLS went off) till past 1200 (MR running late today, but didn't stay around
for their cut off).

TAIWAN. 9410 // 9774 // 15375, Fu Hsing BS, heard with weekday schedule of 1000* (weekends with 0900*).
Very nice to catch all three frequencies!

VANUATU. From 1015+, no RV today on 3945 nor 7890(H) (11835[H], covered by CNR2).

Ron
California



Re: Sarawak Independence Day - special broadcast 9835 // 11665 kHz. - Ron Howard Jul 22 (Thu), 2021 14:41 UTC No.4918
MALAYSIA. 9835 // 11665, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular -
not from Sarawak), in // from about 1220 to 1313 UT, today, which is Independence Day in Sarawak;
1250-1313, aired a national speech by Chief Minister for Sarawak, Abang Johari; mostly in vernacular,
with some English; pointing out developments in the country (for energy development, a joint venture
agreement to develop onshore Block SK433 field in Sarawak, etc.); after 1313 not //, 11665, back to
Wai FM programs; 9835 continued on with the Independence Day celebrations; SA for "Sarawak FM";
at times had fair reception, but also some adjacent QRM. My local sunrise was at 1306 UT.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif.
CR-1, antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - sat_dxer Jul 24 (Sat), 2021 12:10 UTC No.4919
774kHz JOUB NHK2 Akita Japan weak audio & deep fading via Trans-Pacific at 1209z 24 Jul /21



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Jul 25 (Sun), 2021 20:55 UTC No.4920
I had some fun summertime listening today (July 25). Tuning by 6035, at 1322 and what did I hear? 
Sammy Davis Jr. singing "Jingle Bells," then Bing Crosby with "Jingle Bells" & "White Christmas,"
Dean Martin - "Dream a Little Dream of Me," etc. Yes, a DJ in Chinese, from "Yunnan Radio International"
(assume the name has not been changed recently), playing songs all in English. Bizarre to hear Xmas songs
in July! Recently I have heard outstanding Asian reception.

Taiwan with 0900* (weekend schedule), on all three frequencies (9410 // 9774 // 15375).

Vanuatu (7890H) from 1025 till xmtr off at 1114, via a timer; Sunday religious songs, except for
preaching (1037-1052); then at 1110, full ID and NA.

Mexico and China still mixing at 1015, on 6185; with Mexico playing some cool jazz!
 
Myanmar, on 9730, clearly going off at 1202*, so they are definitely ex: 1130*.

Korea, with Echo of Hope - VOH (9100), with the weekend reading of "Harry Potter and the Magician's Stone,"
with chapter one (1125-1150); they recently finished reading the whole book and have now started to read it
all over again;

1143 - "And finally, bird-watchers everywhere have reported that the nation's owls have been behaving very
unusually today. Although owls normally hunt at night and are hardly ever seen in daylight, there have been
hundreds of sightings of these birds flying in every direction since sunrise. Experts are unable to explain
why the owls have suddenly changed their sleeping pattern." The newscaster allowed himself a grin. "Most
mysterious. And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather. Going to be any more showers of owls tonight,
Jim?" "Well, Ted," said the weatherman, "I don't know about that, but it's not only the owls that have been
acting oddly today. Viewers as far apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee have been phoning in to tell me that
instead of the rain I promised yesterday, they've had a downpour of shooting stars! Maybe people have been
celebrating Bonfire Night early, it's not until next week, folks!"  Nicely readable!!

Ron
California
 



Re: Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jul 31 (Sat), 2021 11:10 UTC No.4921
Radio Vanuatu:

July 25 Sunday - On 7890 (H), heard 1025 till xmtr off at 1114 UT; religious songs, excerpt 1037-1051
preaching; 1110-1112, full ID & NA; 1112-1114, open carrier (dead air); off via the usual timer.

July 26 - At 1011, no RV heard on 7890 (H).

July 27 - At 0525, no RV on 7260; from 0559+, not heard on 7890 (H) or 11835 (H).

July 30 - From 0620+, no RV on 7890 (H) or 11835 (H).

July 31 - At 0552, no RV on 7260; from 0559+, not heard on 7890 (H) or 11835 (H).

Ron
California



Re: Bangladesh Betar - July 31 - anomaly with no CNR1 QRM on 4750 kHz. - Ron Howard Jul 31 (Sat), 2021 14:55 UTC No.4922

BANGLADESH. 4750.0, Bangladesh Betar (External Service), with major anomaly on July 31. CNR1, which
usually is well heard here, was off the air (CNR1, on 4800, was heard normally!); extremely rare for CNR1 to
be silent here; BB xmtr on at 1223 UT and immediately started their test tone; 1227-1230, distinctive IS; 1230,
time pips; 1231, start of news in English (not very readable); some nice selections of subcontinent music/singing;
a segment about the "Father of the Nation" (Sheikh Mujib) and Pakistan/Bangladesh history.

Would be wonderful if CNR1 stayed off the air on this frequency! Before 1223, did hear a very faint carrier (no audio)
on 4749.95, which must have been from the Voice of Indonesia, via Cimanggis/Jakarta (BTW - VOI on 3325, via
Palangkaraya, had a strong carrier today, but no audio at all).

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Aug 04 (Wed), 2021 19:52 UTC No.4923
MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1301 UT, on Aug 4. Decent reception; news in vernacular (item about
Olympics, etc.), which was // 11665 (Wai FM, which continues to have poor audio); ended being //
after the news (1310); 9835, then pop songs; heard my favorite station's slogan in English - "Now the
ultimate power in the universe, . . Sarawak FM"; my audio posted at https://bit.ly/3ip0IGu (station's
slogan heard at 3:26 on my audio clip).

VIETNAM. Aug 4 - Thanks to Barry Bankston and Wolfie for the alert regarding change of VOV frequencies 
info via WOR iog. 9840.0 // 12020.0, at 1215 UT, in Japanese with fairly strong signal; stopped audio
for several minutes before the 1230 start of the English segment, which was very well heard, but that
only stayed on for a few minutes till it was cut off to change the antenna; later came back on, only
to have very poor reception/unusable. The antenna setting used for the Japanese segment works wonderfully 
for reception here on the coast. My 1230 UT audio clip is at http://bit.ly/3fveFAT .

It has been so long that VOV had been off frequency that I think I will miss that!

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire



Re: SIBC extended broadcast on 9545 kHz. - Ron Howard Aug 08 (Sun), 2021 08:59 UTC No.4924
SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, SIBC, Voice of the Nation, 0502-0745 UT, Aug 8 (Sunday); religious music (0502-0515);
sounded like a religious sermon (0516-0533); in English at 0700, with calliope and news/sports/weather, followed by
"FM 96.3 . . . S-I-B-C, Voice of the Nation"; good number of series of commercial announcements (many for mobile
phone service) ; more segments of religious music; at times almost fair. Brief audio attached of ID and religious song.
This is especially nice when they do not switch frequency to 5020, at 0500.

Ron
California


4924.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom on 6045 kHz. - Amano Aug 12 (Thu), 2021 09:45 UTC No.4925
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, VOF, 0000-0002 UT, on Aug 12.
Desperate frequency where North Korean super jamming stays.
However, this jamming stops around 0000 UTC.
In today's reception, the jamming signal was a little weak, so I was able to confirm the VOF’s SJ after 0000 UTC.
This super jamming stopped at 0001’12“ UTC.
After that, I heard a North Korean pip jamming for VOF, and VOF was heard behind it.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4744.mp3
* 00:00-01:30 0000’00“-0001’30“ UTC

On Aug 7, VOF moved from 5920 to 6045.
Information from Ron.
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/?res:4739
* Thank you for your information on the Japanese site. Ron-san



Re: A few SW language lessons - Ron Howard Aug 13 (Fri), 2021 17:13 UTC No.4926
KOREA SOUTH. 9475, National Unity Radio, from 1244 to 1245 UT, on Aug 12. Good reception of a brief
Chinese language lesson; started and ended as usual with Joyce Chu singing "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“;
mostly in Korean, with a few Chinese words and a sentence. This program will be repeated again about
two hours later today.

Today's lesson: Jīnhòu wǒ yīdìng tīng nǐ de - 今后我一定听你的 (I will listen to you from now on). My audio
is posted at http://bit.ly/3jSEbBg .

Echo of Hope - VOH (희망의메아리): On 9105, from 1050 to 1100 UT, on August 12, with the weekday EBS
(Educational Broadcasting System) produced English news, which is also a language lesson; today's news
was originally broadcast via EBS FM on July 26; transcript at http://bit.ly/3jNCGVg . My eleven minute audio
at http://bit.ly/3lW36qv . At 1100 UT, news in Korean. VOH continues with a repeating four hour program loop.

Later at 1123 UT, VOH had an English, on weekdays only, language lesson. My audio at http://bit.ly/3jNdu13 .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1248-1302, Aug 11. The Wednesday edition of language lesson "Say It In
English"; today "Tom's Aunt Jennifer" had a water leak in her flat, she called "George," the plumber, but he was
too busy to fix it, so "Tom" tried and as usual made a mess of it; semi-readable; a different show will be aired this
Friday. I first heard today's show back on Dec 13, 2017 (Wednesday).

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire



Re: A few SW language lessons - Amano Aug 14 (Sat), 2021 15:30 UTC No.4927
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the information on A few SW language lessons.
I listened to VOH today from 1123 UT.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH (희망의메아리): On 4890, from 1122’55“ to 1146’07“ UT (23:12), on August 14 (Saturday).
Is it an English lesson program by a female announcer?
Is this program this time on weekends?
My three minute audio at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4746.mp3

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: A few SW language lessons - Ron Howard Aug 14 (Sat), 2021 15:53 UTC No.4928
Hi Amano - You heard the weekend only reading of "Harry Potter and the Magician's Stone" in English, 
with a lengthy explanation in Korea. VOH recently finished reading the whole book and have now started
to read it all over again. During weekdays, there is a daily language lesson in English during this
time period. Very nice to hear so much English via VOH!!!

Thanks very much for your very clear audio clip. Enjoyable!!! Ron (California)



Re: VOH English language lesson - Amano Aug 15 (Sun), 2021 20:15 UTC No.4929
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for listening to my audio and following me.
Today I listened to the VOH weekdays only program, English language lesson.

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH (희망의메아리): On 4890, from 1521’46“ to 1551’27“ UT (29:41), on August 15 (Sunday).
Korean local time, 0021’46“-0051’27 KST, on August 16 (Monday).
The theme music at the starting and ending of this program is Party Will Come Alive sung by Wizardz Of Oz feat. Ruben Martinez.
https://youtu.be/VOnHJJUOuDI


When I inspected the relationship between this song and Korean EBS on Google etc., I found the following YouTube video.
https://youtu.be/tFmVpXnGiaA


This is exactly this program!
The program name is 왕초보 영어 (Wang cho bo yeong-eo).
Translated into English, it is Super beginner English.

This program is produced by EBSe (EBS English).
https://ko.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBS_english

My three minute audio attached.

Ron-san
At the beginning of the program, a man says "English ~".
Do you know what he is saying?
Is he saying "English Supa 'ginner" or "English Super Beginner"?

Amano
Saitama at home, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


4929.mp3
Re: VOH English language lesson - Ron Howard Aug 15 (Sun), 2021 21:44 UTC No.4930
Hi Amano - Thank you so very much for the additional helpful information. Very interesting!

At the beginning of the lesson, he says "English trainer" and gives his name ("Mayu"), then she says her name
("Mini"), then they both say in English, "Good morning everybody." I love listening to the woman, as she is so
animated about the lesson. Very entertaining!!

Appreciate your great research!

Ron



Re: VOH English language lesson - Amano Aug 15 (Sun), 2021 22:55 UTC No.4931
Ron-san - Thank you for your quick answer to my question. Very glad!

I thought that the question part was the program name.
This program is interesting because it certainly has a fun atmosphere.
The theme music is the best, too!!

Thank you for following me!

Amano



Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano Aug 20 (Fri), 2021 14:45 UTC No.4932
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1028-1059, Aug 18. 
Received by ANDO S11-783DPU, OEM machine of DEGEN DE1103DPU.
I was able to receive Myanmar Radio very clearly.
My audio(1031-1033 UT) is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9084.mp3
I heard a cute song.
Nini Lay sung by Chulay.
https://youtu.be/Q02lZBU_nhM


Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC - continuing with erratic broadcasting - Ron Howard Aug 23 (Mon), 2021 15:23 UTC No.4933

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, on Aug 19, from 0445+, checking for their normal 0500* UT, but SIBC was absent.

5020, SIBC, on Aug 23. Continuing with their erratic scheduling; 1200, "Evening Devotional," SA in English,
National Anthem; instead of the usual closing down for the day, immediately after NA, started non-stop pop
songs (some island songs and some in English); no announcements heard at all, so I believe this is not a
relay of Wantok FM; occasional periods of open carrier between songs (some breaks with dead air for over
five minutes!); heard past 1350+ UT, along with summertime QRN (static). On Aug 22, heard past 1410+.
My musical audio from today posted at http://bit.ly/3ybobQj . My local sunrise was at 1331 UT.

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire



Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC - continuing with erratic broadcasting - Ron Howard Aug 29 (Sun), 2021 14:47 UTC No.4934
Aug 29 - SIBC (5020), National Anthem 1202-1204; then start of the Sunday only, non-stop religious music 
(choir, hymns, etc.); still on the air after 1410+ UT. Ron (California)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Aug 30 (Mon), 2021 01:31 UTC No.4935
Sunday (Aug 29), with some enjoyable Asian reception!

CHINA. 6060 // 7225, Sichuan PBS-2, 1400 UT. Happy to find them still with the usual multi-language SAs at ToH -
"Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio," plus "Coming up next"; 6060 slightly better reception. Perhaps
today's recording was the clearest so far, posted at http://bit.ly/3jsMEwo (English SA 0:25)

INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, 1305 UT, nice subcontinent music. Audio at http://bit.ly/3mXfeIr .

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1240 UT, DJ playing pop songs; fair. Not // 11665 Wai FM (very poor).

MYANMAR. 5915, Myanmar Radio, 1314 UT, Buddhist religious service; mixing with CRI. Audio at http://bit.ly/3sUEZd8 .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Amano Aug 31 (Tue), 2021 02:50 UTC No.4936
Hi Ron-san
Thank you as always.
いつもありがとうございます。

Monday (Aug 30), I have some enjoyable Asian reception, too.

MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1047 UT.
A little mixing with SOH.
I enjoyed Myanmar songs.
The song that was broadcast is A Kyaung Pyan Pay Par sung by Irene Zin Mar Myint.
https://youtu.be/ixPvQvCFdeg

My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9090.mp3 .
* 0:00-02:40, 1047’00“-1049’40“ UT
* RX: ANDO S11-783DPU (Narrow), antenna: Built-in whip

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1300-1400* UT; fair.
1300-1310 UT, news. // 11665 Wai FM.
1310-1400 UT, DJ playing pop songs. Not // 11665 Wai FM.
1400 UT, closing down.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9091.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:05, 1358’00“-1400’05“ UT
* RX: ICF-SW7600GR (Sync on LSB), antenna: Built-in whip

The song that was broadcast is Kisah Cinta Kita sung by Hafiz Suip.
https://youtu.be/h3n9pnToT-o

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN



Re: Qinghai News and General Radio on 6145 kHz. - Amano Aug 31 (Tue), 2021 11:10 UTC No.4937
CHINA. 6145, Qinghai News and General Radio, 1215-1300, Aug 30.
1215, 1230 and 1246 UT, the frequency announcement of Qinghai News and General Radio was broadcast three times with the same content.
It was announced with the following contents.
There were no shortwave frequency announcements.

* Qinghai News and General Radio frequency announcement.
新闻综合广播 (Xīnwén zònghé guǎngbò) 青海之声 (Qīnghǎi zhī shēng)
正听频率 (Zhèng tīng pínlǜ)
* The frequency you are currently listening to is

黄南藏族自治州 (Huáng nán zàngzú zìzhìzhōu)
同仁县 (Tóngrén xiàn) FM89.4
尖扎县 (Jiān zhā xiàn) FM105.4
泽库县 (Zé kù xiàn) FM95.9
河南蒙古族自治县 (Hénán ménggǔ zú zìzhìxiàn) FM99.0, AM666

果洛藏族自治州 (Guǒ luò zàngzú zìzhìzhōu)
玛沁县 (Mǎ qìn xiàn) FM99.6, AM1017
班玛县 (Bān mǎ xiàn) FM89.3
甘德县 (Gān dé xiàn) FM99.5, AM711
达日县 (Dá rì xiàn) FM96.3, AM621
久治县 (Jiǔzhì xiàn) FM93.6
玛多县 (Mǎ duō xiàn) FM89.8

玉树藏族自治州 (Yùshù zàngzú zìzhìzhōu)
玉树县 (Yùshù xiàn) FM94.8
杂多县 (Zá duō xiàn) FM96.1
称多县 (Chèn duō xiàn) FM95.0
治多县 (Zhì duō xiàn) FM96.3, AM666
囊谦县 (Náng qiān xiàn) FM90.3, AM711
曲麻莱县 (Qū má lái xiàn) FM94.0

My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4753.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 1246’00“-1248’00“ UT
* 00:17-01:37, frequency announcement

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Sep 03 (Fri), 2021 14:43 UTC No.4938
Sept 3

VOF 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045); 0900+ UT (1800+ JST)

0900 UT - Time tone; "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos)
sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"), "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza). http://bit.ly/2WK6JoS .

0915 - "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart). http://bit.ly/3jEUinl .
 
0920 - “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama). http://bit.ly/3yHpmHk .

0930 - http://bit.ly/3DUQeHM - ?"Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo"? (Korean people, to unity, to the future)

1000 - "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you). http://bit.ly/3DO3mOW .

1050 - “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival). http://bit.ly/2YgbIhI .

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom - Ron Howard Sep 04 (Sat), 2021 20:42 UTC No.4939
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, VOF, 1130+ UT, Sept 4 (Saturday).

1130 - Program "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowledge is power).

1157 - Closing SA for "Aneun geos-i him-ida."

1200 - Time tone; VOF singing jingle - "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong" (Translation: Voice of truth,
Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom broadcasting); "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida"
(Voice of Freedom announces 9pm); "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3h3hGsK .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1; external antenna of 30m long wire



Re: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA - Ron Howard Sep 04 (Sat), 2021 21:06 UTC No.4940
JAPAN[non-log]. 5006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA. Sept 4, at 1150+ UT. Have not checked on this frequency
or // 8006 recently, but today clearly off the air. What is the status of these low powered (200 watts)
stations carrying out the HF-Doppler (HFD) project?

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom - Amano Sep 05 (Sun), 2021 15:05 UTC No.4941
Hi! Ron-san
Thank you for the timely information.
I listened to your received audio. It's clear without jamming.
The VOF turned out that the program schedule has not changed since January of this year!

>0930 - http://bit.ly/3DUQeHM - ?"Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo"? (Korean people, to unity, to the future)
* There is no doubt that the program of this received your audio is "Hanmin jog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future).

I also looked at Ron-san's information and checked VOF at Sep. 3, 1726-2135 UTC.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, VOF, 1726-2135 UT, Sept 3 (Friday), 0226-0635 KST/JST, Sept 4 (Saturday).
At the start of the check, North Korean pulse jamming against Shiokaze (1600-1700 UTC) continued.

1730 - "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power)

1800 - "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)

1810 - "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)

1815 - "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)

At 1820 - After that, North Korean pulse jamming did not stop.
Since the 10-minute drama of 1820 UTC is Saturday in local time (0320, Sept. 4), the weekend program “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love) was broadcast.
By the way, "Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama) will be broadcast on weekdays in local time.
Ron-san is a program received on Sept. 3, 0920 UTC.
http://bit.ly/3yHpmHk

My reception audio for 1 minute after the start of the program after 1820 is https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4756.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 1820 - “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love)
* 01:00-02:00, 1830 - "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu)
* 02:00-03:00, 1900 - "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)

At 1940 - "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party), at the beginning, pulse jamming for Shiokaze from North Korea finally stopped at 1940'27" !
After that, I could hear VOF clearly!

My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4757.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 1940 - "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party)

After that, although there was occasional wood pecker noise, I could hear VOF clearly while enjoying the program.
The theme music for "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together) from 2000 UTC has changed from Carpenters' There's A Kind Of Hush to a new and different theme music.

My audio attached.
* 00:00-01:00, 2000 - "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)
* 01:00-02:00, 2100 - Time tone; "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo achim 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 6am"), "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).
* 02:00-03:00, 2110 - "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory)
* 03:00-04:00, 2115 - "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
* 04:00-05:00, 2120 - “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love)
* 05:00-06:00, 2130 - "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future)

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU


4941.mp3
Re: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA - Ron Howard Sep 06 (Mon), 2021 14:50 UTC No.4942

Sent off an email to Professor Keisuke Hosokawa (University of Electro - Communications) reporting the
absence of both 5006 and 8006 kHz. Received the following informative email. They are now broadcasting
with about 60W, so much lower than their former 200W.

Email received from <keisuke.hosokawa@uec.ac.jp> and <hfd-all-ml@uec.ac.jp>:

"Dear Ron,

Thank you very much for your message!

During the last weekend, our institute had a planned power outage. We have restarted the transmission
since ~15:30 JST on Monday [Sept 6]; thus, I guess you are able to listen now. If you do not hear our morse,
please let me know.

You may know very well, but JG2XA had been operative since 2001 by Prof. Tomizawa at my institute, who
retired a few years ago. After his retirement, I took over his project and have continued operating the Tx station.
For the power being, the power of the transmission is ~60W for both the frequencies.

You may get some information about the project at the following web site:

http://gwave.cei.uec.ac.jp/~hfd/index.html

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Keep in touch!

Keisuke"




Re: VOH - Live coverage of South Korea vs Lebabon - Ron Howard Sep 07 (Tue), 2021 12:44 UTC No.4943
KOREA SOUTH. 9100, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1105+ UT, Sept 7. Extremely rare to hear live sports coverage via
a "clandestine"; South Korea vs Lebanon, football (soccer) coverage of the second round of the Asian qualifiers
for the 2022 World Cup; good reception. Match started at about 1100 UT. My audio posted at http://bit.ly/38IXKXQ .

Ron
California



Re: Sarawak FM & Myanmar Radio - Ron Howard Sep 08 (Wed), 2021 15:05 UTC No.4944
MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, on Sept 8. News in vernacular (1300-1310 UT); slogan in English at 1314 
("This station is now the ultimate power in the universe" - at 1:00 on attached audio). The DX season
is coming!!

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1241-1255 UT, Sept 8 (Wednesday). Is always a pleasure to hear the comical
misadventures of "Tom." I have heard this identical show a total of four times; today and on Aug 7, 2017,
plus Feb 5, 2018 and Apr 28, 2021. "Say It In English" will be on again Friday, with a different show.

In DXLD 17-32: "5985, Myanmar Radio, on Aug 7, 2017, tuned in at 1215, to hear the Monday edition of the
English language lesson ("Say It In English") already in progress; program will be repeated on Wed.; dialogue
between "Mr. Harris" and "Tom," who wants Tom to take the morning 7:00 train to Manchester; "The meeting is very important. Don't miss the train"; Tom works for a company that "makes some of the finest clocks and watches in
the world," but he is "never on time for anything"; he missed the train and then rushes to take a taxi to the
airport to catch the 8:00 plane to Manchester; 1227 end of "Say It In English"; fairly readable . . . "

Today (Sept 8) heard 9730, Myanmar Radio, with 1153*; had been // 5985.

BTW - CNR2 (6065 & 6155) on Sept 8, continues to be off the air (1210+).

Ron
California


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Re: Korea: Echo of Hope - VOH - Ron Howard Sep 13 (Mon), 2021 09:41 UTC No.4945
KOREA SOUTH. 6350, Echo of Hope - VOH, Sept 13 (Monday), at 0725, the start of the weekday TV audio feed 
for the English language lesson ("Wang cho bo yeong-eo" - Beginner's English); produced by EBS English
(Educational Broadcasting System); intro theme song - "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben
Martinez); in Korean and English; "Do you have a boyfriend?", etc.; lesson will be repeated again in four
hours. No other frequency was heard at this time.

Later at 0800 UT, heard all frequencies; the anomaly last Monday of not changing any frequencies did not
happen this Monday; all frequencies were changed for this week (3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105 kHz.).

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(26) - Ron Howard Sep 15 (Wed), 2021 15:32 UTC No.4946
MYANMAR. 5915, Myanmar Radio, 1120-1130, Sept 10. CRI starts QRM here at *1200 and strong adjacent QRM at *1130,
from 5910 (CRI), but otherwise clear reception.

5985, Myanmar Radio, 1253-1305, Sept 10. Friday edition of "Say It In English"; first heard this identical show
back on Feb 19, 2018; dialogue at a "sales conference," "May I introduce myself?", "Let me introduce myself,"
"How do you do?", "Nice to meet you," "May I introduce Tom Carter?", "Pleased to meet you," "Please call me Tom,"
"All right Tom, we will," etc.; a different show than last Wednesday (Sept 8); these are the only two days I know
they are on the air.

Sept 15 (Wednesday), 1242-1255, another edition of "Say It In English"; "Tom" doesn't know Manchester very well
and gets lost, he has an important meeting at the Royal Hotel at 2:00, so he asks several people for directions;
fairly readable. First heard this identical show back on Sept 17, 2018.

9730, Myanmar Radio, 1132, Sept 10. Decent reception before the strong QRM on frequency from KNLS (Chinese) at
*1200, which goes off at 1159*; then MR in the clear for about a minute, until *1200 start of CRI (English) on
frequency; MR cut off at 1210*; MR noted // 5985; closing times for 9730 are not very consistent.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Sept 15 - SIBC continuing with an erratic/unknown schedule.

9545 - Checking from 0408+ UT; not heard at all. Is this frequency currently active?

5020 - Checking randomly 1205 to past 1415 UT; no ID, but format consistent to be a Wantok FM relay; 99% non-stop
pop songs (LuLu - "To Sir, with Love," etc.) and only a few brief spots with announcers; well past their usual
closing time of about 1200. My local sunrise was at 1350 UT.

Ron
California



Re: Korea: Echo of Hope - VOH: anomaly with frequency changes on both Monday & Tuesday - Ron Howard Sep 22 (Wed), 2021 04:18 UTC No.4947
KOREA SOUTH. 9105 (same frequency as last week), Echo of Hope - VOH, Sept 20 (Monday), at 1535, 
the weekday TV audio feed for the English language lesson ("Wang cho bo yeong-eo" - Beginner's
English); in Korean and English; this conforms to their four hour program loop; these programs
can be heard at 0735 & 1135 & 1535 UT.

Earlier at 1430, VOH noted with interesting anomaly this week; instead of all frequencies changing
on Monday as usual, this week only three frequencies changed from last week (3990 [ex 3985] // 6000
[ex 5995] // 6355 [ex 6350]; while three remained the same as last week (4890 // 6255 // 9105).

But then the next day (Sept 21 - Tuesday), at 1440, the three unchanged frequencies had changed (4885
[ex 4890] // 6250 [ex 6255] // 9100 [ex 9105]). So VOH has divided up the changes between Monday and
Tuesday, something that has never happened before!

Voice of the People, as usual, remains the same for this week (3480 [still the best reception by far]
// 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600).

Ron
California



Re: Radio Ethiopia - Home Service on SW again! - Ron Howard Sep 22 (Wed), 2021 04:31 UTC No.4948
This may be of interest? A station back on SW again, after a long absence.

Sept 21 - On 7110 (Radio Ethiopia - Home Service), via long path, at 1500 UT, heard only one gong sounded 
(normally with three gongs rung) and then dead air for about a minute; 1501, audio back on with the news;
at 1512* seemed to go off the air(?), but checked from 1521+ and heard faint audio past 1533+.

Also being reported on the air 0400+ UT.

My Sept 17 audio has two minutes of Horn of Africa music and then another four minutes (gong rung three times
[1500 UT and 2:00 on my audio], SA "Radio Ethiopia" and news) - http://bit.ly/3hHjUPc .

Ron
California




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