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Asia - Pacific DX log(27) --- XYZ - Oct 20 (Wed), 2021 10:46 UTC No.4969
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Please post topics of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere.
And also information of other areas is OK.

TNX! and FBDXing !!



Re: Voice of Jinling (6200 kHz.) off the air! - Ron Howard Oct 20 (Wed), 2021 13:58 UTC No.4970
CHINA[non-log]. 6200, Voice of Jinling. Thanks very much to an alert from Ralph Perry, back on Oct 14, 
that VOJL was off the air; today (Oct 20) also noted them clearly silent at 1303 UT; in the past VOJL
started about 1230, with their well known double sign on.

Now I am only hearing Xizang PBS (Tibet - Lhasa), with no QRM; // 4920 // 6130.

Ron
California



Re: Sae Nala Bangsong (New Country Broadcasting) - Amano Oct 21 (Thu), 2021 09:05 UTC No.4971
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4965
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4967

Hi Ron-san

Sae Nala Bangsong
Korean : 새나라 방송
English : New Country Broadcasting
Japanese : 新しい国の放送

There was information about this broadcast from Mr. Hiroshi before.
http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp/e144517.html



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Oct 21 (Thu), 2021 09:10 UTC No.4972
Hi Ron-san - What a beautiful view!
I feel that this place has low radio noise.
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4966

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, VOF, 2145-2220 UT, Oct 19 (Tuesday), 0645-0720 JST/KST, Oct 20 (Wednesday).
Very good reception with no jamming from North Korea.
VOF’s SJ came out before the ending of "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future).
At 2300 UT, "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you) started.
At 2320 UT, North Korean pip jamming started.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4764.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 2156’40“-2158’10“ UT; "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" ending.
* 01:30-03:30, 2159’50“-2201’50“ UT; "Maeil geudaewa" opening.
* 03:30-04:00, 2219’45“-2220’15“ UT; North Korean pip jamming started.

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 2230-2410 UT, Oct 19 (Tuesday).
Very good reception with no interference compared to Japan time night.
I confirmed the station jingle of Sarawak FM before and after the news at 2300 UT.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9110.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:30, 2258’10“-2300’40“ UT; Quran, CM, SJ and News.
* 02:30-03:30, 2310’55“-2311’55“ UT; News theme music, SJ and Quran.

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

Mt. Fuji seen from Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
Shooting date : 0045 UT, Oct 20



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Oct 26 (Tue), 2021 12:25 UTC No.4973
KOREA SOUTH. 5920, VOF, 1455-1505 UT, Oct 24 (Sunday), 2355-2405 JST/KST, Oct 24 (Sunday).
Very good reception with no jamming from North Korea.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4767.mp3 .

Replaced the audio in the following articles.
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4909
* I replaced the 0900 UTC audio with Ron's audio from the following article.
TNX! Ron-san
http://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:4938

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1520-1601 UT, Oct 24 (Sunday).
Reception status where side interference is a concern.
At 1530 UT, it became an English program. My audio attached.
At 1554’45“ UT, appearance of unmodulated carriers.
At 1559’45" UT, CRI sign-on.
At 1600’00" UT, CRI Swahili started.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip

↓My audio↓ 5985 kHz, Oct 24 (Sunday).
00:00-02:40, 1529’20“-1532’00“ UT


4973.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Oct 31 (Sun), 2021 16:45 UTC No.4974
Hi Amano,

Thank you for the beautiful Mt. Fiji picture. I always enjoy seeing photos of it!

Overall good conditions today (Oct 31).

VOJL (6200) heard later than usual today. Didn't log the time, but must have been about 1250 UT or so.
Now starting well past their former sign on time!

Today, new Shiokaze frequencies: 7250 // 7335, for 13-14 UT.

No Voice of Freedom heard; ex 5920 and not on 6045. Where?

Myanmar (5915) in real trouble now; CRI noted 1000+, covering MR. Whereas 9730 had fairly good
reception 1020+. My audio with one minute of music and one with announcers attached.

Myanmar (5985) started after 1100, but was blocked by strong NHK on frequency (1100+).

Echo of Hope - VOH, 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095, at 1142 with the weekend language
lesson of reading a "Harry Potter" story. Weekdays (1123-1152) is no longer a language lesson, but instead
non-stop pop songs in English. Will change frequencies tomorrow.

"Yunnan Radio International" (6035), decent today; 1130, multi-language SAs; 1230, no SA.

AIR Jeypore (5040) with AIR IS at 1129, extremely weak underneath R. Vanuatu open carrier (RV NA audio
ended at 1102, but xmtr still on hours after that).

Ron
California


4974.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Nov 01 (Mon), 2021 05:55 UTC No.4975
Hi Ron-san,
Thank you for “No VOF heard“ information. I checked, too.

KOREA SOUTH. Not heard, VOF, Oct 31 (Sunday).
-1445- No VOF heard; 5920 and 6045.
-2015- I checked 49mb. VOF is nowhere to be found.
Nov 1 (Monday).
-0345- No VOF heard; 5920 and 6045.
-0545- Unmodulated signal confirmation at 6045!
Is this a VOF signal?

ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia, 1448-1507*, -1640-1800* UT, Oct 31 (Sunday).
-1459- Usual SA
-1500- Gong rung three
times and news.
-1507*
-1640- It was restarting before I knew it.
* I was worried about the woodpecker noise every 4 minutes.
-1700- Gong rung three.
-1800*
* Before 1800 UT, the ham radio interfered and it was hard to hear.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9115.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 1459’30“-1501’00“ UT; SA and gong rung three.
* 01:30-03:00, 1659’00“-1700’30“ UT; Gong rung three.

USAGM. 5865, Radio Farda, 1905-1935* UT, Oct 31 (Sunday).
Very clear reception. I enjoyed the music.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9116.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 1919’30“-1921’00“ UT

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Voice of Freedom on 6045 kHz (ex:5920 kHz). - Amano Nov 01 (Mon), 2021 06:05 UTC No.4976
-0545- Unmodulated signal confirmation at 6045!  Is this a VOF signal?
* No super jamming and pip jamming.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045 (ex: 5920), VOF, *0753-0905, Nov 1 (Monday).
My audio attached.
*0753- Signing on!
-0754- Gong rung three.
-0754:30- Voice of Freedom SA.
-0754:45- Republic of Korea national anthem.
-0758:55- VOF FM frequency announcement.
-0759:34- VOF SJ.
-0759:50- 0500 PM KST announcement.
-0800- "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together) start!
* No super jamming and pip jamming!

TNX! Ron-san

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip

↓My audio↓ 6045 kHz, Nov 1 (Monday).
* 00:00-02:00, 0753’00“-0755’00“ UT.
* 02:00-05:00, 0758’30“-0801’30“ UT.


4976.mp3
Re: KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1 on 6015 kHz. - Amano Nov 01 (Mon), 2021 13:55 UTC No.4977
KOREA SOUTH. 6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, *0350-0507, Nov 1 (Monday). North Korean super
jamming has stopped. The signal is weak due to
daytime reception in Japan time. Still it heard good.
I edited the received my audio of the broadcast start
part and attached it below.
*0350- Signing on, “Arirang“ song.
-0355- Republic of Korea national anthem.
-0356- SA and SJ.
-0357- “Our Wish“ song.
-0359- SA, frequency announcement and SJ.
-0400- KBS Hanminjok Bangsong news.

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

↓My audio↓ 6015 kHz, Nov 1 (Monday).
* 00:00-01:00, 0350’45“-0351’45“ UT.
* 01:00-02:00, 0355’00“-0356’00“ UT.
* 02:00-03:00, 0356’15“-0357’15“ UT.
* 03:00-05:00, 0358’30“-0400’30“ UT.


4977.mp3
Re: Korea - Ron Howard Nov 03 (Wed), 2021 10:53 UTC No.4978
> KOREA SOUTH. 6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, from 0714+ UT, Sept 27. Normally this station would be totally
> blocked by strong NK white noise jamming, but not today; a very rare situation here; "K-B-S Radio" SA; pop songs;
> 0800, frequencies given; time pips; radio drama. My audio posted at http://bit.ly/3ugiyzF .
>
> KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, on 6015, continues to be free of the usual strong white noise jamming from NK; at 1220 UT,
> on Sept 28, in progress with the audio feed from the TV KBS news at 9 (1200 UT = 9:00 PM KST), after each news item
> SA given - "K-B-S News"; program is posted daily to YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjJZpGKr2eA ). Wonderful
> to hear this without the normally, always strong white noise jamming! There is some QRM from a much weaker station,
> which I think is probably PBS Xinjiang. Ron (California)

Since Sept 27, the 49m band has been free of the three N. Korea super white noise jamming frequencies: against Echo of
Hope - VOH (weekly alternating between 5990-5995-6000); KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1 (6015); and on 6045. Has been great to
now hear VOH, KBS and VOF (now on 6045 [ex 5920]) without the usually strong white noise jamming.

Nov 3 - KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, on 6015, at 0744, with the station's singing "K-B-S" jingle; as usual now clear of white
noise jamming.

Nov 3 - Echo of Hope - VOH new frequencies for this week; 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 0727. Pleased
to find they have returned to their regular weekday language lesson, instead of the recent non-stop music played during
this time period; start of the audio feed from a TV program called "Wang cho bo yeong-eo" (Beginner's English); intro &
exit theme song is the "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben Martinez); the usual intro with announcer
saying "English trainer" and gives his name ("Mayu"), then the woman announcer says her name ("Mini"), then they both
say in English, "Good morning everybody"; "Is this your first visit?", "No, I have been here before," "What are your
symptoms?", "I have a fever and I have a chill as well," etc. This program will be repeated again today at 1127 and
1527 UT.

Nov 3 - Voice of Freedom now on 6045 (ex: 5920), at 0635 UT, first noted the VOF open carrier; audio started at 0753 UT,
with details corresponding to those reported by Amano (Japan) on Nov 1 (VOF's first day on 6045) - starting music at 0753,
gong rung three times, VOF SA, Republic of Korea national anthem, VOF FM frequency announcement, VOF station's singing
jingle, 0500 PM KST announcement, time pips and at 0800, the start of the program "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng"
(Let's go music together). My unedited ten minute audio is at http://bit.ly/3mGCWb8 . Thanks very much to Amano for his
ongoing assistance with these Korean stations!

Unfortunately VOF's ex 5920 continued today to be jammed by NK with a pulsating noise jamming (not the white noise
jamming). Suspect it is only a matter of time before it moves up to 6045 and will probably continue to be on from
about 0700 to ending sometime after 1100 (cut off time varies a lot!).

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




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Nov 05 (Fri), 2021 02:50 UTC No.4979
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, seems to have made their usual seasonal change of schedule; still on the air past 
1231+ UT (formerly cut off about 1000*). For a while now, I have had no signal on 5045, from Australia.

CHINA. 6200, Voice of Jinling, *1224* *1225+ UT, Nov 4. The usual double sign on; before VOJL, had fair reception
of Xizang PBS (Tibet - Lhasa), but VOJL mostly blocking Tibet reception after 1224. VOJL sign on time varies a lot!

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, on Nov 4, with good reception (no N. Korea jamming):

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

1200: A single tone, "Jayuuisolibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida" (Voice of Freedom has
announced 9 pm); station's singing jingle; program "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).

1215: Program "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The World Through A Magnifying Glass).

PAPUA NEW GUINEA[non-log]. Checking again for any activity on 3260 & 3325 (both NBC) and 7325 (WRL), but all found
totally silent at 0950 UT, Nov 4.

VANUATU. 5040, Radio Vanuatu, 1008 UT till end of audio at 1105, on Nov 4. Well above average reception:

1008-1023: News/Sports scores; item about "pro-independence" for New Caledonia, etc.

1023-1033: Island music/singing.

1033-1042: Preaching in Bislama.

1042-1103: Religious songs; some in English, some in Bislama.

1103-1105: Full SA with frequencies; NA (1105+, xmtr on for many hours with open carrier/dead air)
My audio of SA & NA is posted at http://bit.ly/2Yj3g1K .

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



Re: VOH with North Korean super jamming on 4885 kHz. - Amano Nov 07 (Sun), 2021 11:20 UTC No.4981
I can't hear the VOH because the North Korean super jamming is on 4885 kHz that hasn't been jammed for many years.

1100 UT, Nov 7. I checked the status of North Korean super jamming.
3910(VOP), 3930(VOP), 3980(VOH), 4885(VOH),
6250(VOH), 6348(VOH), 6520(VOP), 6600(VOP).

North Korean super jamming cannot be confirmed at the following frequencies.
5990 / VOH (No Jamming).
6015 / KBS (A pulsating noise jamming from NK).
6045 / VOF (Until 1100 UT, a pulsating noise jamming from NK, after that no jamming).
9100 / VOH (No Jamming).

Did you change the super jamming configuration?

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: VOH with North Korean super jamming on 4885 kHz. - Ron Howard Nov 08 (Mon), 2021 11:47 UTC No.4982
Thanks to a timely tip from Amano (Japan), I found at 1010 UT, on Nov 8, that N. Korea's super white noise jamming 
is now on 4885, totally blocking Brazil. Probably only a temporary situation, as Echo of Hope - VOH is on 4890 for
this week and the jamming should eventually move up to that frequency. Time will tell as to what develops here.

It was on back on Sept 27, that I noted N. Korea had stopped broadcasting their super white noise jamming in the 49m
band (weekly alternating from 5990-5995-6000, as well as 6015 and also 6045). Had to wonder what was happening? Why the
sudden change and what were they going to do in the future? Now we know they plan to jam Echo of Hope - VOH, as they
alternate weekly between 4880-4885-4890. During the years that I have monitored VOH, had never heard 4880-4885-4890
jammed before by NK; yes, blocked at times by OTH radar QRM, but not jammed.

Nov 8 (Monday), Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies for this week: 3985 (CNR2 QRM) // 4890 (clear of the 4885 jamming,
but probably only a matter of time before the jamming moves up to 4890) // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 0946 UT,
with pop song (Chicago - "Hard To Say I'm Sorry").

VOP, at 0950 UT on 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600; while 3480 remains silent.

Voice of Freedom, at 0956, on 6045; almost fair with moderate NK pulsating jamming (not super white noise jamming).

KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 0955, on 6015; fair with weak NK pulsating jamming (not super white noise jamming) underneath.

Amano - Thank you very much! Appreciate your alert!!

Ron
California



Re: VOH with North Korean super jamming on 4890 kHz. - Ron Howard Nov 09 (Tue), 2021 13:06 UTC No.4983
Nov 9 (Tuesday) - As expected, the super jamming (ex: 4885) from N. Korea has followed with Echo of Hope - VOH 
up to 4890 today. Noted VOH at 1138 UT, with fairly strong jamming QRM; VOH with the usual weekday English
language lesson; audio feed from a TV program.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Nov 10 (Wed), 2021 12:39 UTC No.4984
Nov 10 observations:

INDONESIA[non-log]. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, continuing with no signal at 1120 UT. What has
happened to them?

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH with anomaly. From 1105+ UT, rather strange to find their two frequencies
(5995 & 9105) off the air; unusual because these are the only two VOH frequencies that are not being jammed by
N. Korea; while 3985 // 4890 // 6255 // 6350 were all jammed today.

Voice of Freedom (6045) - Heard the end of the pulsating noise jamming (not white noise jamming) from N. Korea
at 1113* UT; leaving VOF with fair-good reception after that.

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020, SIBC. Off the air during the following checks: 0835, 0916, 1013, 1119 and
1128 UT. Still being erratic!

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Nov 11 (Thu), 2021 14:17 UTC No.4985
Nov 11 observations:

INDONESIA[non-log]. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, continuing with no signal at
1152, 1205, 1237 & 1250 UT.

KOREA SOUTH. Continuing with new developments:

Echo of Hope - VOH, again with two frequencies silent (5995 & 9105); while 3985 // 4890 // 6255 // 6350
were all on the air; at 1227 UT with pop Korean song (PSY - "Gangnam Style"); 1243, start of news program
in English and Korean.

Voice of the People, also with new developments; frequencies silent today - 3930, 3480 & 4450; while
3910 // 6520 // 6600 all active today.

Voice of Freedom (6045), at 1300 UT, with program "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea); gave
English title of a Korean song ("Life Goes On" by BTS - Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5q5mZbe3V8 );
good reception.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Philby Nov 13 (Sat), 2021 17:11 UTC No.4986
INDONESIA 4750, Voice of Indonesia with a spanish program at 1700-, heard in France (but bad condition), nothing on 3325 kHz (verified with Kiwisdr Jakarta).


Nicolas (Philby) NRD525 crossed loop LZ1AQ near Paris/France



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Nov 18 (Thu), 2021 03:06 UTC No.4987
ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia (Home Service), 1415-1500* UT, Nov 14. Had not checked on this for a while; today 
with noise jamming; usual OM & YL announcers taking alternate phone calls; occasional HOA music/singing; respectable
signal strength via long path and very nice grey line reception (local sunrise here at 1444 UT and Addis Ababa sunset
at 1500 UT); ending with SAs, clear IS and gong rung three times; seemed about to start the news, but cut off mid-
sentence. My audio posted at http://bit.ly/3ce7J96 .

INDONESIA[non-log]. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya. Recently not heard at all through Nov 17 (1255 UT).
This and the Solomon Islands (5020) are beginning to be of concern as to what is happening?

KOREA SOUTH. Monday (Nov 15) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH, this week again with two frequencies silent (alternate 5990-5995-6000 & 9095-9100-9105); while
3990 // 4885 (killing Brazil reception) // 6250 // 6355 were all on the air and not jammed on their new alternate
frequencies today at 0920 UT, but the next day (Nov 16) all were jammed by N. Korea; so Brazil (4885), was doubly
killed!

Voice of the People, this week the same three frequencies were silent today - 3930, 3480 & 4450; while 3910 // 6520
// 6600 all active today, at 0925 UT. Interesting to note Nov 16, that 3930 & 4450, were briefly heard again for a
short time about 1043, but didn't stay on for long.

Voice of Freedom (6045). Am happy to report that the N. Korean pulsating jamming (formerly 0700-1100 UT) is now
totally silent, leaving very good reception here; Nov 14, at 0900 UT - time tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli,
huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom Broadcast), "Jayu-e
solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"), "Bodo gwangjang"
(News Plaza); after 0923, QRM from OTH radar.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1239-1253 UT, Nov 17 (Wednesday). Is always a pleasure to hear the comical
misadventures of "Tom"; this identical show has been heard by me four different times since 2017; "Say It
In English" program with 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;
nicely readable today.

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020, nor 9545, SIBC. Recently has not been heard through Nov 17 (1255 UT).

TAIWAN. 7200, RTI, noted Nov 15 & 17, from 1030 to 1058* UT (strong open carrier already on by 1015); very
strong signal; excellent reception in Korean. No ham can compete with this killer signal.

U S A. 7505, WRNO, 1345 till cut off at 1400* UT, Nov 14. Preaching in English and religious songs; some ham QRM.

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



Re: Korea - Voice of the People now on 9100 kHz. (ex: 3480) (ex: Echo of Hope - VOH) - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Fri), 2021 13:01 UTC No.4988

Recently Echo of Hope - VOH had not been heard on their regular alternating weekly frequencies of 9095-9100-9105.
But today (Nov 19) for the first time I was instead hearing the programming of the Voice of the People on 9100 kHz.
(ex: 3480), at 1002 UT, with a good signal (no N. Korea jamming).  VOP: 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 // 9100
kHz. So they are back to their full six frequencies.

VOP - Bodo (News) - 1002-1019 UT - My audio is at http://bit.ly/3x4DNGf .
Gohyang-e on pyeonji (A letter from home) - 1019 UT - My audio is at http://bit.ly/3FBzaql .

Whereas, Echo of Hope - VOH, was heard on 3990 // 4885 // 6000 (back on the air today) // 6250 // 6355 kHz., at
1030 UT. Is there a sixth frequency hiding someplace?

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



Re: Korea - Email from Sae Nala Bangsong (New Country Broadcasting) (9585 kHz.) - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Fri), 2021 14:40 UTC No.4989

Had a nice surprise today (Nov 19) by receiving the following reply to my report sent to Sae Nala Bangsong
(New Country Broadcasting) at social@sonsndaughters.co .

"Dear Mr. Ron Howard,

It is such a pleasant surprise to receive your encouraging and thoughtful e-mail. We have only just begun this
media venture and are greatlyencouraged by your email.

May I ask how it is that you came across our program, our contact information, and if you are able to understand
the Korean language?

To briefly share a little bit more about the broadcast program, Sae Nala Bangsong is a radio broadcast produced
by Sons & Daughters Co.in hopes to touch the lives of North Koreans and offer hope.

We are a small media startup made up of young adults. We have big dreams and visions to create impactful media
content for our generation. Among other things we are currently putting in our time and effort into producing
these radio program and creating YouTube content regarding North Korea. You may also find out more about us via
our YouTube channel where you can find our company introduction video which is in English.
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Re: Korea - Email from Sae Nala Bangsong (New Country Broadcasting) (9585 kHz.) - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Fri), 2021 14:52 UTC No.4990

새나라방송 | Sae Nala Bangsong Sample programs
Monday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/monday
Wednesday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/wednesday
Friday program | http://gladdesert.sonsndaughters.co/friday


? Does this now mean they are on the air on Mon-Wed-Fri and no longer Tue-Thu-Sun?

Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Nov 20 (Sat), 2021 10:00 UTC No.4991
Hi Ron-san and Philby
Lots of information, ありがとうございます。

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, VOF, 1125-1205 UT, Nov 19 (Friday).
Very good reception.
At 1156 UT - the two female together say the program name "Aneun geos-i him-ida!".
At 1200 UT - time tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli,
huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom Broadcast), "Jayu-e
solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida" ("Voice of Freedom announces 9pm"), "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4780.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 1155’44“-1156’44“ UT.
* 01:00-02:30, 1159’30“-1201’00“ UT.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1244-1257 UT, Nov 19 (Friday).
I heard "Say It In English", an English lesson program on Myanmar Radio, referring to Ron's information.
My audio attached, 3 minutes after the start and 3 minutes at the end.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip

↓My audio↓ 9835 kHz, Nov 19 (Friday).
* 00:00-03:00, 1244’44“-1247’44“ UT.
* 03:00-06:00, 1254’17“-1257’17“ UT.


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Re: Korea - Voice of the People now on 9100 kHz. (ex: 3480) (ex: Echo of Hope - VOH) - Ron Howard Nov 20 (Sat), 2021 12:32 UTC No.4992
Nov 20 - Yesterday's VOP reception on 9100, seems to have been a one-day-only anomaly. Today heard
*0900, and // to all the other Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies, so back to normal with VOH having six
active frequencies. Ron



Re: Myanmar Radio - Amano Nov 23 (Tue), 2021 20:10 UTC No.4993
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 0937-1101 UT, Nov 23 (Tuesday). 
Very good reception here.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9122.mp3 .
The music in my audio is A Pyo Gyi sung by Cherry Thin.
https://youtu.be/ywj4PsnExMg
At 1058 UT, CRI English sign-on.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1235-1335 UT, Nov 23 (Tuesday).
Very good reception here, too.
Fortunately, there is no North Korean super Jamming around 5995 kHz and 6015 kHz.
After 1235 UT, a Myanmar song program by two DJs, male and female.
After 1300 UT, it was a Myanmar ethnic music program by a male DJ.
At 1328 UT, music like SJ for less than a minute. It sounds like singing "~ kHz" in Burmese lyrics.
After that, female announcements, IS, gong rung, and male talks followed.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9123.mp3 .

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Myanmar Radio - Ron Howard Nov 23 (Tue), 2021 23:31 UTC No.4994
> MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1244-1257 UT, Nov 19 (Friday). I heard "Say It In English", an English lesson 
> program on Myanmar Radio, referring to Ron's information. My audio attached, 3 minutes after the start and
> 3 minutes at the end.

Also > At 1328 UT, music like SJ for less than a minute. It sounds like singing "~ kHz" in Burmese lyrics.

Hi Amano,

Was very interested to read your logs and to hear your audio clip. In the past I have also heard the same identical
"Say It In English" program.

"5985, Myanmar Radio, 1253-1305, Sept 10, 2021. 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. (Ron - Calif.)"

Regarding the singing station jingle - Yes, it is very distinctive and is often played. They give three "kilohertz"
frequencies. Also the jingle has an English ID ("..?.. town Radio"). Dave Valko thought it sounded like "Mothtown
Radio," while I tend to think it perhaps is "Small town Radio," but am not positive! On your audio recording, "..?..
town Radio," is at 0:48.
On my audio, "..?.. town Radio" is at 0:42 - https://app.box.com/s/1h4ts48rthxqqzrvbiliwxgphlm1gc6s .

Ron
California



Re: Myanmar Radio - Amano Nov 25 (Thu), 2021 13:21 UTC No.4995
Hi Ron-san,
Thank you for following me.
ありがとうございます。

The really short music was a Myanmar radio station single, wasn't it?
Certainly it announces three frequencies on the song.
I checked how to read Burmese numbers and listen again.
I heard the following frequencies.

Ron's audio - https://app.box.com/s/1h4ts48rthxqqzrvbiliwxgphlm1gc6s .
My audio - https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9123.mp3 .

1: 5985 kHz.
ငါးကိုးရှစ်ငါး kHz.
Ngarr koe shit ngarr kilohertz.
Ron's audio, 00:08-0012.
My audio, 00:14-00:18.

2: 576 kHz.
ငါးရာခုနစ်ဆယ့်ခြောက် kHz.
Ngarrrar hkunait s y hkyawwat kilohertz.
Ron's audio, 00:16-00:20.
My audio, 00:22-00:26.

3: 594 kHz.
ငါးရာကိုးဆယ့်လေး kHz.
Ngarrrar koe s y layy kilohertz.
Ron's audio, 00:24-00:28.
My audio, 00:30-00:34.

There are language lesson programs and music programs, so listening to Myanmar radio on 5985 kHz around 1300 UT is a lot of fun.
Recently, part of the 49mb North Korean super jamming has disappeared and it is very easy to hear.

My audio below is the ending of a Myanmar music program program by two male and female DJs and the beginning of a Myanmar ethnic music program by a male DJ.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Akabane, JAPAN
S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip

↓My audio↓ 5985 kHz, Nov 23 (Tuesday).
* 00:00-03:00, 1259’45“-1302’45“ UT.


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Re: Australia - Radio 4KZ on 5055 kHz., with extended broadcast - Ron Howard Nov 25 (Thu), 2021 21:09 UTC No.4996


Amano - Excellent work determining the three Myanmar Radio frequencies. I had often wondered what they were.
Well done!

AUSTRALIA. A Thanksgiving Day treat (Nov 25)! Radio 4KZ (5055) with an extended broadcast and above average reception
(monitoring 1105-1205 UT); recently I had been observing their cut off about 1000. Nice selections of songs today: The
Bangles - "Manic Monday," Jimmy Cliff - "You Can Get It If You Really Want," Petula Clark - "My Love," Phil Collins -
"One More Night," Tom Jones - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," Stevie Wonder - "I Just Called To Say I Love You,"
Creedence Clearwater Revival - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," etc.

BTW - Voice of Indonesia (3325) returned to the air today (1100+) with their usual carrier and no audio; it had been
silent this month.

Ron
California


4996.mp3
Re: Solomon Islands riots - Ron Howard Nov 25 (Thu), 2021 21:11 UTC No.4997

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020 and 9545, both silent through 1109 UT, Nov 25. For much of Nov,
SIBC has been silent. Currently they are having riots in the capital, Honiara. Australia has
pledged to send soldiers and police officers to help control the unrest.

YouTube coverage today - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBLRinE4O6U .

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Philby Nov 26 (Fri), 2021 16:41 UTC No.4998
KYRGYZSTAN

Birinchi Radio, Bishkek on 4010.2 kHz at 16h30 utc, with a good signal, in Russia (Novosibirsk kiwisdr)but also in France (at home with my NRD525), but I hear nothing in France, the audio is very, very weak !



Re: Australia - Unique Radio (120 watts) log and E-QSL - Ron Howard Nov 27 (Sat), 2021 05:20 UTC No.4999

AUSTRALIA. 5035-USB, Unique Radio, on Nov 26; listening from 1025 UT; a very rare day that I
actually had some faint audio with announcer and music, which did not sound like pop music/
songs, but not quite strong enough to describe it in detail; at 1101 heard time pips; still on the air
at 1122, but rechecked at 1140 and found the station was clearly off the air. As Glenn also noted,
this frequency was silent yesterday.

Was excited to be able to catch any audio and certainly this was an outstanding day for Australian
reception, as Radio 4KZ (5055 kHz.) was doing fairly well till they cut off about 1000 UT (unlike
yesterday's extended broadcasting past 1205+). Today around 0933, heard the Beatles - "All You
Need Is Love," Wham - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," etc. It is not often I can hear 4KZ well
enough to easily ID the songs.

Am very grateful to Tim Gaynor for checking on my Unique Radio details of reception and responded
with E-QSL ( http://bit.ly/3DWZDOz ) and

"I double checked DJ Key's file of On this day 80's and right on the end he does have time pips and
as the show was a minute over would tally. I'm not sure why? So conditions may be improving.

You would be doing well if you could hear us on 5035 kHz USB.

Also I noticed DJ Key (British announcer/DJ) plays an old fashioned sounding song , ' Together we'll
be ok......' and then an instrumental and website details with an American voice. Sounds like it was us
after all Ron."



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Dec 01 (Wed), 2021 01:59 UTC No.5000
INDIA. 5040, AIR Jeypore, *1128 UT, Nov 30. Could just barely make out the start of the AIR IS. 
BTW - Today I couldn't find any Radio Vanuatu frequencies (not on 5040, etc.).

KOREA SOUTH. Monday (Nov 29) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH - This week on 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100; at 0851 UT;
weekday EBS (Educational Broadcasting System) produced English news and Korean. N. Korea jamming
is getting smarter, as at 0810, the jamming was on ex 4880, but by 0851, jamming had already moved
up to block VOH on 4885. They have learned that Monday is when VOH changes frequencies!

Voice of the People, this week unable to confirm; only some frequencies seemed to have a carrier,
but no audio detected. Will have to wait and see what happens during the week. Nov 30, only able
to make out audio on 6520 at 1115 UT, while other frequencies seemed to just have a carrier; 3480
continues to be off the air.

Voice of Freedom (6045). Continues to be free of the former super jamming from N. Korea; at 0900 UT
with the usual format (single time tone; station jingle "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli
bangsong!" [Voice of truth, Voice of hope, Voice of Freedom Broadcast], "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo
ohu 6 [yeoseos] sileul allyeodeulibnida" ["Voice of Freedom announces 6pm"], "Bodo gwangjang" [News Plaza]).

Nov 30 - KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, on 6015, continues to be free of the former white noise jamming from NK;
at 1159 UT, two frequencies given; time pips; audio feed from the TV KBS news at 9 (1200 UT = 9:00 PM KST);
SA after each news item as "K-B-S News"; these news programs are posted daily to YouTube (today's show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgdGTQv5tV8 ); QRM from a much weaker station, probably PBS Xinjiang.

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020, nor 9545, SIBC. Continues to be silent when checking through 1010 UT, on
Nov 29. On Nov 30, not heard through 1105.

U S A. 1710-AM, KHMB, 0756 UT, Nov 29. Listening to my favorite one watt station up the coast at Half Moon
Bay (Calif.); weak, but songs IDable; Barry White - "My First My Last My Everything," etc.; very light QRM
from the Travis AFB emergency announcements also on frequency.

Ron
California



Re: 4940 kHz. is now IDing as "This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio." - Ron Howard Dec 01 (Wed), 2021 12:27 UTC No.5001
CHINA. Dec 1, noted this on 4940 kHz.

0940-0945 UT: Test tone (// 4900).

0945-0955: Open carrier (// 4900)

0955: Start of IS (// 4900)

0956: Not //

1000: Time pips; intro SA, including "This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio." So they indeed have the same
SA as I formerly heard back in 2012. Will be interesting to know just how often this ID is being used?

Ron
California


5001.mp3
Re: 4940 kHz. is now IDing as "This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio." - Amano Dec 01 (Wed), 2021 21:45 UTC No.5002
Hi Ron-san,
Thank you as always.
いつもありがとうございます。

I heard the ID of the Chinese part of your audio.

00:00-00:07, Time pips.
00:07-00:08, 海峡之声新闻广播。(Hǎixiá zhī shēng xīnwén guǎngbò.)
 * Voice of the Strait News Radio.
00:10-00:13, 現在是北京時間十八点整。(Xiànzài shì běijīng shíjiān shíbā diǎn zhěng.)
 * It is exactly 18 o'clock Beijing time.
00:20-00:24, 這裡是海峡之声新闻广播。(Zhèlǐ shì hǎixiá zhī shēng xīnwén guǎngbò.)
 * This is the Voice of the Straits News Radio.
00:26-00:30, "This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio."

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Ron Howard Dec 02 (Thu), 2021 10:49 UTC No.5003
Hi Amano - Thank you so very much for your assistance with 4940 kHz. SA! Greatly appreciated!!

KOREA SOUTH. first day back to alternate frequency of 5920, Voice of Freedom (ex: 6045). *0753+ UT, Dec 2.

*0753 - Sign on; gong rung three times; Voice of Freedom SA; Republic of Korea choral National Anthem;
VOF FM frequency announcement; VOF singing station jingle; 0500 PM KST announcement; 0800, program
"Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together).

Later - 0915, program "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart); 0920, program “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“
(Dreaming youth drama); fair with no jamming of any kind.

Ron
California




Re: Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz. - Amano Dec 03 (Fri), 2021 11:56 UTC No.5004
Hi Ron-san - Thank you for your quick information!
I confirmed today, too.

KOREA SOUTH. second day back to alternate frequency of 5920, Voice of Freedom (ex: 6045). 0950-1000 UT, Dec 3.
I confirmed that "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future) was being broadcast.
But North Korean pulsating noise jamming already existed.

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Sarawak FM on 9835 kHz. - Ron Howard Dec 07 (Tue), 2021 12:44 UTC No.5005
MALAYSIA[non-Sarawak]. 9835, Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsula - not 
from Sarawak). Had been off the air for several days, but Dec 7 came back with a better than usual signal
(1014+ UT).

Call-to-prayer times for Kuching:

Fajr               05:18 AM (2118 UT) - the dawn prayer
Dhuhr               12:34 PM (0434 UT) - early afternoon prayer
Asr                 15:57 PM (0757 UT) - late afternoon prayer
Maghrib             18:33 PM (1033 UT) - the sunset prayer [1033-1036, heard Dec 7 - Ron]
Isha'a              19:48 PM (1148 UT) - the night prayer
https://www.muslimpro.com/en/Prayer-times-Kuching-Malaysia-1735634 .

Ron
California


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Re: Korea, etc. - Ron Howard Dec 27 (Mon), 2021 22:11 UTC No.5006
BHUTAN[non-log]. 6035, BBS. In past years I was easily able to pull this in at my local sunset during the winter 
DX season, but this Dec. when checking 0050-0115 UT, nothing at all was heard on 6035. Seems they are really off
the air now!

KOREA SOUTH:

Regarding Glenn Hauser's log - "KOREA SOUTH [and non]. 6000, Dec 24 at 0741, checking RHC frequenciesbut this one
normally off by a sesquihour earlier, yet something weak is here and also with jamming noise. Mustbe Echo of Hope,
instead of alternate 5995. No report from Ron this week about its current jumparounds, but Dec 24 Aoki has it on
6000 from 0500 but no indication of jamming (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)"

Glenn - You were correct! From Dec 20 (Mon.) to 26 (Sun.), Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies were - 3990 // 4885 // 
6000 // 6250 // 6355 // 9100 kHz.

VOH frequencies heard on Dec 27 (Mon.) -  3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095 kHz., all were fair-good with 
no N. Korea jamming yet; at 1140 UT, with EBS TV audio feed for the English language lesson "Wang cho bo yeong-eo," 
which is always aired only on weekdays; later at 1239, with the EBS news headlines and news stories in English and 
Korean. These frequencies should be good through Jan 2 (Sun.) 

Voice of the People frequencies on Dec 27 (Mon.) - 3910 // 3930 // 3480 (heard daily now after the reactivation on 
Dec 6) // 4450 // 6520 // 6600 kHz., at 1145 UT.

Voice of Freedom, on 5920, at 1200 UT, on Dec 25; single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida." (In English - Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm); singing station jingle - "jinsil-e soli, 
huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of Truth, Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast); "Bodo gwangjang"
(News Plaza); fair-good reception with no N. Korea jamming. If they are smart, they will stay on this frequency, as their alternate frequency of 6045 is again being heard with N. Korea super jamming.

KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, on 6015, continues to be free of the usual strong white noise jamming from NK, but instead
has light jamming heard underneath, at 1150 UT.

CDNK North Korean Democratization Committee, on 6085, with *1400, on Dec 23. Heard just after the first day closing
of Shiokaze at 1400*, on their alternate frequency of 6085 (// 7250); CDNK with good reception, but by Dec 25, N.
Korean jamming had found Shiokaze and is now causing QRM for CDNK 1400+.
 
KOREA NORTH - On Dec 27, at 1205 UT: 

Pyongyang BS, 3320 // 6160, both fair.

KCBS Pyongyang, 3250 // 3959, both fair.

Echo of Unification, 3945 // 5905, both fair.

Also N. Korea super jamming returned to 6045 kHz. on Dec 25 and still here Dec 27. We can only hope Voice of Freedom
does not again use this alternate frequency while the super jamming is active.

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 1026 UT, on Dec 19, heard an SA that was new to me - "Sarawak FM, Be Happy" 
(brief audio attached).

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


5006.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Dec 29 (Wed), 2021 22:18 UTC No.5007
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, cut off at about 0957:30* UT.

CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1147-1155 UT. In Vietnamese, with distinctive Chinese language lesson
(assume relay of CRI). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3qB4vTT , with this lesson:

First it repeated these phrases several times.
1. you mei you (Are there...?)
2. zimu (subtitles)
3. you mei you zimu (Are there subtitles)?
Then there is a short dialog at normal speed.
wo pa ting bu dong. you mei you zimu? (I am afraid I won't understand by listening. Are there subtitles?)
1. ba (a preposition in Chinese)
2. shouji (cell phone)
3. guan le (turn off)
4. ba shouji guan le (Turn off the cell phone).
There is a short dialog at normal speed.
dianying kaishi le. (The movie has started.)
zanmen ba shouji guan le. (Let's turn off the cell phones.)

KOREA NORTH[non]. 6085, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Yamata (Japan), 1307 UT (scheduled 13-14). Normally would be in
English on Wednesday, but today in Japanese, with the annual, special year-end program; with a totally different
format than usual; a presentation of Jang Jin-Sung's poems "I Sell My Daughter for 100 Won" (Won, the currency of
N. Korea); reception was fairly good, without jamming till after 1130, while // 7250 was totally unusable;
thanks to Hiroshi for a lot of info about this special show; he indicates this same show was first aired in
May, 2011 and has been repeated numerous times over the years. My audio is at http://bit.ly/32Id0Ew .

Additional online info about Jang Jin-Sung and his poems is at http://bit.ly/3HlbBTh :

"The poet, Jang Jin-Sung, used to be a citizen and well renowned poet of North Korea. Kim Jong-Il even read and
appreciated his work. In 2004, he left for South Korea and published several memoirs on living conditions in the
North. This poem, published in a collection, shows the poor quality of life of the working class. Jang Jin-Sung
criticized the North Korean regime through his poetry as he remembered the great famine of millions of citizens
while the wealthy did not nothing but watch."

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1246-1300 UT. The Wednesday edition of "Say It In English" language lesson; a repeat
of the Aug 11 (Wed.) program that I originally heard; dialog about "Tom's Aunt Jennifer" having a water leak in her
flat and 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

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020, nor on 9545, SIBC. Continues to be silent when randomly checking 1003-1055 UT.

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



Re: Voice of Freedom program format change. - Amano Jan 02 (Sun), 2022 08:30 UTC No.5008
Happy new year!

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom. 1740-0400 UT, Jan 1-2 (Korean Standard Time Sunday).
In 2022, the program format of VOF was changed.
A 5-minute VOF program guide is inserted in the following programs.
* After the end of "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together) .
* Before the start of "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu).
This is the beginning of the year only.
My audio, VOF program guide is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4792.mp3 .

The following are the programs that I was able to check.
The new program could not be confirmed.

** Weekend program **
1700-1755 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)
1755-1800 VOF Program Guide
* This is the beginning of the year only.

1800-1810 "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
1810-1815 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
1815-1900 "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you)

1900-1905 VOF Program Guide
* This is the beginning of the year only.
1905-1930 "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu)
1930-2000 "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future

2000-2259 ...
* Radio waves from South Korea are skipped

2240-2300 "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party)

2300-2355 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)
2355-0000 VOF Program Guide
* This is the beginning of the year only.

0000-0010 "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
0010-0015 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
0015-0030 "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses)
0030-0100 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power)

0100-0120 "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party)
0120-0130 “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love)
0130-0200 "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea)

0200-0255 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together)
0255-0300 VOF Program Guide
* This is the beginning of the year only.

0300-0310 "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza)
0310-0315 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart)
0315-0330 “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival)
0330-0350 "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party)
0350-0400 “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love)

0400-0402 Ending
0402*

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 04 (Tue), 2022 05:23 UTC No.5009
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on Jan 3, from 0915 till cut off at 0957:05* UT; above average reception, as I
was easily able to ID most of the pop songs; Bee Gees "Words," Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl," Beatles -
"All You Need Is Love," Bertie Higgins - "Casablanca" [brief audio attached], Go West - "King Of Wishful
Thinking," Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," etc.; some commercial announcements.
Tomorrow should cut off at 0957:00* UT.

CHINA. 4940, at 1000 UT, Jan 3, still with the "This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio" SA in English;
not // 4900.

6060 // 7225, Sichuan PBS-2, 1030 UT, on Jan 3. Pleased to hear them with the usual multi-language SAs -
"Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio"; fair reception on both frequencies.

KOREA SOUTH. 9095, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0545-0600* UT, on Jan 1. New Year's show of all pop songs in English
(Britney Spears - "Oops!...I Did It Again," etc.); fair-good. At *0600 UT, heard VOH start on 5995 // 6350.

VOH, 5995 // 6350, at 0724, Jan 2 (Sunday). Start of the weekend only English lesson, with reading of a "Harry
Potter" story.

Jan 3 (Monday) observations:

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1005 UT; these frequencies should be good
through Jan 9.

Voice of the People: 3910 // 3930 // 3480 (best reception!) // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1010 UT; these frequencies
do not change.

ZAMBIA. 5915, R. One/ZNBC1, 0247-0415 UT, Jan 1. The usual New Year's Day special broadcast; countless phone
conversations and playing a lot of nice African music; 0357, very pleased to hear my favorite "Happy Christmas/
Happy New Year" African song again; reception fair, but not as good as heard on Jan 1, 2015 (my 2015 audio - http://goo.gl/vmeGn0 ). A program I always enjoy!

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


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Re: Radio Ethiopia - Home Service - Ron Howard Jan 04 (Tue), 2022 16:15 UTC No.5010

ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia (Home Service), 1443-1457* UT, Jan 4. Still well heard via long path and grey
line reception (local Monterey sunrise at 1520 UT and Addis Ababa sunset at 1518 UT); announcers (no phone
conversations today) and HOA music; briefly off the air at 1453, but came right back; recently, like today,
have noticed them cutting off before they even start their closing SA format. My audio posted
at http://bit.ly/3mWg7Ql .  

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



Re: Shiokaze - Ron Howard Jan 05 (Wed), 2022 19:39 UTC No.5011
Jan 5 (Wednesday) - Shiokaze (6085) again with unusual programming for 1300-1400 UT; a second week with 
no English on Wed., but instead in Korean today the whole time; mostly non-stop announcer; no jamming
was heard, so fair/good reception.

What about the remainder of Jan., will they return to English again on Wed.?

Ron
California



Re: Korea observations January 5-6 - Ron Howard Jan 06 (Thu), 2022 11:25 UTC No.5012
KOREA SOUTH. Observations on Jan 5 (Wednesday):

Voice of Freedom, on 5920 (next day noted they moved up to 6045 - see log below)

1157 UT - Closing SA for "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowledge is power).

1200 - Single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida." (In English - Voice of Freedom
has announced 9pm); singing station jingle - "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of Truth,
Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast); "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza). My audio is at https://bit.ly/3pVipRL .

1210 - Program "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory). My audio is at https://bit.ly/3n0RLFa .

1215 - Program "Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glass). My audio is
at https://bit.ly/3qROs4q .

1340 - With the 20 minutes program "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party),
with the theme music by South Korean electronic group Idiotape - "Melodie" ("6 synthesizers and 1 drummer formed
an electronic band Idiotape to play synth playing rock music" -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emoadwiK4TM&feature=youtu.be ). My audio is at http://bit.ly/3eTiejC .

Observations on Jan 6 (Thursday):

Echo of Hope - VOH, 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, early reception at 0724 UT; start of the weekday
audio feed from a TV program called "Wang cho bo yeong-eo" (translated into English - Beginner's English); intro &
exit theme song is the "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben Martinez); the usual intro with announcer
saying "English trainer" and gives his name ("Mayu"), then the woman announcer says her name ("Mini"), then they both
say in English, "Good morning everybody." "I am starving. I am hungry. Do you want to go to a convenience store?";
as it was so early, reception was rather weak.

Voice of Freedom, noted starting at *0753 UT [*1653 JST]; first day back on alternate frequency of 6045 (ex 5920),
heard along with N. Korea super jamming currently operating here. A very poor frequency assignment!

Thanks again to Amano (Japan) for his wonderful ongoing guidance with the VOF details and program names!

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



Re: Voice of Freedom back on 6045 kHz & program schedule. - Amano Jan 10 (Mon), 2022 20:05 UTC No.5013
Hi! Ron-san
Thank you for checking the VOF program and back on 6045 kHz (ex 5920).
That was very helpful for me.
Once the VOF program schedule is known to some extent, I will be posted on the VOF thread.
Please wait for a little while.

Here's what I'm currently aware of in the VOF schedule:
1, There is no new program.
2, There is no change in the broadcast time of "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).
* The time announcement has not changed.
3, The only difference between the programs on weekdays and weekends is the 10-minute drama of the same weekday “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama) and weekend “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love) as last year.
4, There is a time zone in which one program spreads across 00 minutes.
5, “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival) will be a 15-minute program.
* Last year was a 10-minute program.
6, "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu) will be a 25-minute program.
* Last year was a 30-minute program.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045 (ex 5920), Voice of Freedom. 0350-0403* UT, Jan 8 (Saturday).
The influence of North Korean super jamming is terrible!
I was able to confirm the opening of “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love).
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4794.mp3

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

Mt. Fuji seen from Arakawa Riverside, Saitama Toda-city, JAPAN
Shooting date : 2155 UT, Jan 7.



Re: Korea observations Jan 10 (Monday) - Ron Howard Jan 10 (Mon), 2022 20:51 UTC No.5014

Amano - Thank you for Mt. Fiji picture. Very nice!

KOREA SOUTH. Observations on Jan 10:

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3985 // 4890 // 5995 // 6255 // 6350 // 9105, at 1210 UT; these changes should be
good through Jan 16 (Sunday).

Voice of the People - no change from last week; 3910 // 3930 // 3480 (continues to be the best reception!)
// 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1215 UT.

Voice of Freedom, 6045, at 1220 UT; heard along with N. Korea super jamming on frequency, while ex 5920 is
a clear frequency with no jamming. So they moved to a frequency that was already being jammed, from a
frequency that was not jammed. Seems their broadcasts are not actually monitored there in S. Korea, as
the frequency assignments make little sense.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 12 (Wed), 2022 21:02 UTC No.5015
CHINA. 6200, Voice of Jinling, 1218, on Jan 11. Listening to Xizang PBS (Lhasa, Tibet) till VOJL's double 
sign on (*1228* *1229+ UT); in Chinese; started with several commercial announcements; the first ad seemed
to be about buying a new house and remodeling; company provides design, materials, and construction. They
also can provide furniture and kitchen appliances. [It should be noted that new houses in China are not livable,
and buyers need to install bathrooms, a kitchen, etc.]. while the second ad was about Chinese music, inviting
people to listen to their music; at 1230, the start of “Jīngdiǎn yīnyuè qǐng fāxiàn huárén shíshàng pīntú“
(program titled Chinese Fashion Mosaic Music Edition); VOJL totally covering up Tibet. My audio is
at http://bit.ly/3rfLExZ . Thanks very much to a native speaker of Chinese for the details!

KOREA SOUTH. 6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 1200 UT, on Jan 11. Time pips; audio feed from the TV KBS news
at 9 (1200 UT = 9:00 PM KST); ID after each news item as "K-B-S News"; these news programs are posted to YouTube
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgVMWA2SUC4 ); lead story was of a building that partially collapsed during
construction in Gwangju, S. Korea; light jamming underneath KBS.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1230-1345, on Jan 12. Outstanding reception today; about the best ever; excepted
to hear the Wednesday edition of "Say It In English" language lesson, but was not aired today; 1328+, usual BoH
format (their local ToH); nice three "kilohertz" station's singing jingle, with 5985 kHz. (Ngarr koe shit ngarr
kilohertz), 576 kHz. (Ngarrrar hkunait s y hkyawwat kilohertz) and 594 kHz. (Ngarrrar koe s y layy kilohertz);
thanks very much to Amano (Japan) for making out these frequencies. My audio is at http://bit.ly/33x1TyN .

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



Re: Voice of Freedom on 6045 kHz. - Amano Jan 13 (Thu), 2022 15:50 UTC No.5016
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom. 0000-0255 UT, Jan 12 (Wednesday).
North Korean super jamming stopped after 0000 UT.
There was no pulsating noise jamming for VOF and the signal was a little weak but audible.
My audio attached.
"Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea) was changed from a 40-minute program to a 30-minute program.
"Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together) starts from 0200 UT.
At 0246 UT, North Korean super jamming started.

0055 UT, Jan 13 (Thursday).
A pulsating noise jamming for VOF has moved from 5920, too.

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

↓My audio↓ 6045 kHz, Jan 12 (Wednesday).
* 00:00-01:00, 0009’00“-0010’00“ UT.
"Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) ending.
* 01:00-02:00, 0010’00“-0011’00“ UT.
"Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart) opening.
* 02:00-03:00, 0015’00“-0016’00“ UT.
"Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses) opening.
* 03:00-04:00, 0030’00“-0031’00“ UT.
"Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power) opening.
* 04:00-05:00, 0100’00“-0101’00“ UT.
"Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party) opening.
* 05:00-06:00, 0120’00“-0121’00“ UT.
“Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama) opening.
* 06:00-07:00, 0130’00“-0131’00“ UT.
"Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea) opening.


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Jan 13 (Thu), 2022 20:15 UTC No.5017
Hi Ron-san
いつもありがとうございます。

I listened to your “VOJL on 6100 kHz., 1227 UT, Jan 11.“ audio.
Listen to my audio below.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9041.mp3 .
The VOJL for this audio is 1225- UT, April 25 (Friday), 2021.
The music broadcast on Jan 11, 2022 on VOJL is exactly the same.
Is it a rebroadcast?
My article with this audio attached is below.
My article is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/?res:9041 .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1244-1302, on Jan 12.
This day, I checked too.
Certainly the Wednesday edition of "Say It In English" language lesson was not aired.
At 2148 UT, a version of the singing jingle that omits three "kilohertz" station's was aired.
My audio attached.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo Higashisuna, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip
Location photo is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9134.jpg .
* Shooting date : 1101 UT, Jan 12.

TAIWAN. 11580, Sound of Hope, 0130-0202, on Jan 13.
Very fair reception and no jamming.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4796.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 0134’40“-0135’40“ UT.
* 01:00-02:00, 0159’50“-0200’50“ UT.

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

↓My audio↓ 5985 kHz, Jan 12 (Wednesday).
* 00:00-02:00, 1247’30“-1249’30“ UT.


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Jan 17 (Mon), 2022 09:20 UTC No.5018
KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom. 1505-1536 UT, Jan 16 (Sunday).
KST/JST is Jan 17 (Monday); weekdays program.
North Korean super jamming is a little skipped.
There was no pulsating noise jamming for VOF.
VOF is fair reception.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4797.mp3 .
* 00:00-00:00, 1510’00“-1511’00“ UT.
"Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory) opening.
* 01:00-02:00, 1515’00“-1516’00“ UT.
"Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses) opening.
* 02:00-03:00, 1530’00“-1531’00“ UT.
"Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea) opening.

AUSTRALIA. 630, ABC Radio Queensland, 1920-1945 UT, Jan 16.
Good reception of “Early Morning Country“ program and “ABC News“.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/3226.mp3 .

BRAZIL. 11780, EBC Radio Nacional (Amazonia OC), 2200-2300 UT, Jan 16.
Broadcast on the other side of Japan.
The signal will rise with the sunrise here.
Little fading and Brazilian music are the best.
“Radio Nacional” SA is inserted between songs.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9135.mp3 .

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in antenna



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 20 (Thu), 2022 04:48 UTC No.5019

CHINA. 4978-USB, VC01, Chinese military numbers station, 1352 UT, Jan 19.

5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1507-1509 UT, Jan 19; the usual brief spot in English; today about food.

CUBA. 5040, RHC, cut off in mid-sentence at 0720* UT on Jan 19; open carrier (no audio) heard after that;
OC still on at 1346. Vanuatu?

ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia (Home Service), 1421-1500* UT, Jan 19; HOA music & chanting/singing;
1459, IDs and gong rang three times; fair. My local sunrise was at 1517 UT.

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya; a rare day with actual audio; not a great signal but not too bad;
on Jan 19, at 1311 UT, after the news in English, played the usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You
Our Country); played it again at 1412, after the news in Bahasa Indonesia; played again after the news in
Chinese at 1514 (my audio is at http://bit.ly/3AhjjM3 ).

KOREA SOUTH. Observations on Jan 17 (Monday):

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 // 6355 // 9100, at 1114 UT; these changes should be good
through Jan 23 (Sunday). Noted VOH (6355) before 1046, with very good reception; covered at *1046, start
of the N. Korea jamming.

Voice of the People - no change from last week; 3910 // 3930 // 3480 (continues to be the best reception!)
// 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 0950 UT.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio; slightly less than semi-readable; 1530 UT, Jan 19. Into English segment;
news & sports; "This is Myanmar Radio. Here is the weather news," plus "outlook for the next two days";
seemed to be several lists of gov't agendas/slogans; PSA about travel restrictions for COVID-19, given by
native speaker of English ("presented by UNESCO and your local radio station"); PSA in Burmese; pop
song (One Direction - "Drag Me Down," etc.); *1558, mostly blocked by the start of CRI; after 1600,
Myanmar was not in English, but had Buddhists chanting.

5985, with anomaly or change of schedule? Jan 16, tuned in at 1007 UT, to hear Myanmar on very early;
for over a year, had heard their normal *1130; today also noted Myanmar was not on the air as usual on
9730. On Jan 17, heard MR (5985) at 0940 UT, again with no 9730. So for two consecutive days heard
well before 1130 and with no 9730 (without Myanmar on 9730, I am hearing SOH [// 6214.95]). Needs
more monitoring. BTW - 5985 is now blocked at *1055, with strong NHK IS and 1100 in Russian.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 20 (Thu), 2022 05:08 UTC No.5020
Posted to YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVaTIZ5KeCs - "3.325khz NBC Bougainville Papua New guinea."[NOT]

In fact NBC Bougainville (3325) and NBC Madang (3260) have been silent for a long time now. Have posted my VOI log
under "Comments."

Ron



Re: Voice of Indonesia on 3325 kHz. - Amano Jan 20 (Thu), 2022 21:30 UTC No.5021
Hi Ron-san
いつもありがとうございます。

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya, 1220-1235 UT, Jan 20.
No side interference of Pyongyang BS on 3320
and fair reception. This time is Japanese broadcast.
After 1230 UT, VOI announced something in each language.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9138.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00 1226’30“-1227’30“ UT.
* 01:00-04:00 1230’00“-1233’00“ UT.

Amano
Near Tokyo Bay, Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 27 (Thu), 2022 07:21 UTC No.5022

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, cut off at 0955:10* UT, on Jan 25.

CHINA. A reminder that Feb 1 (Tuesday) is Chinese New Year (year of the Tiger). Every year I monitor all the
Chinese SW stations to hear if any of them have coverage of the Chinese New Year's Eve (Spring Festival) Gala,
broadcast with the CCTV audio feed. Some stations carry full (non-stop) coverage, while others have only partial
(occasional) coverage. The festivities start on Jan 31 (Monday) at 1200 UT and continue for about four and a half
hours. Normally Voice of Strait (both 4900 & 4940) will have coverage; also check for either CNR1 or CNR2 (China
Business Radio) to have live coverage, as well as checking some of the regional Chinese stations; in past years
have noted Qinghai ("Qinghai News Comprehensive Broadcasting") on 6145 kHz. with coverage. Is a good opportunity
to find many Chinese stations running parallel programming. The gala consists of comedy performances, songs, dance,
acrobatics, magic, Chinese opera and even foreign celebrities.
Preview 2022 gala - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KReWPxKrm0 .

5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1510-1513 UT, Jan 26; interesting brief spot in English; various ways of cooking Wenchang
chicken (stir fry with coconut milk, etc.) and ways to prepare Hainanese chicken rice; Wenchang is a county level
city on Hainan Island, off the southern coast of China; semi-readable.

ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia (Home Service), 1443-1458* UT, Jan 26; HOA music & chanting/singing; cut off today
without SA, IS nor gong; fair. My local sunrise was at 1513 UT.

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya, *1054, Jan 26. Usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country)
played 1411-1413 UT, after the news in Bahasa Indonesia; poor reception, but with some audio.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 5930, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Yamata (Japan), 1346 UT (scheduled 13-14), on Jan 26; their first
day back to this alternate frequency; Wednesday in English; fair-good with no jamming (yet!), while // 7335 (heavy
CNR2 QRM); "Today's News on North Korea Issues"; at 1354 the segment "Message from the Japanese government,"
mentioning both “Nippon no Kaze” and "Furusato no Kaze."

KOREA SOUTH. only 3985 // 5995 // 6350, Echo of Hope - VOH, at 0956 UT, Jan 25. pop song (Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff");
at *1000 start of additional frequencies 4880 // 6245 // 9095; these six frequencies should be good through Jan 30.

only 3910 // 3480 // 6520, Voice of the People, at 0902 UT, on Jan 25; at 1002, heard additional 3930 // 4450 // 6600.
These six frequencies with no change from last week.

6045, Voice of Freedom, *0753 UT, Jan 25. Heard along with N. Korea super jamming.

6115, National Unity Radio, 1258* UT, on Jan 26. Recently have not been hearing their usual language lessons?

U S A. 7505, WRNO, at 0830 UT, Jan 25. Start of the segment in Arabic; fair.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jan 29 (Sat), 2022 02:04 UTC No.5023
Greetings from California. 

For an indefinite period of time, I will not be actively DXing, so no more reports.
Thanks to Amano, for all his wonderful assistance over the years!

Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Jan 29 (Sat), 2022 09:10 UTC No.5024
Dear Ron-san

Thank you always for everything!
If you need help, I’ll be right here.

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Phylby Jan 30 (Sun), 2022 18:52 UTC No.5025
AUSTRALIA : today 30 January 2022 18h50utc, weak but Radio Symban heard with the kiwisdr VK2AAK at Near Forster, New South Wales, AUS. According with the stream : https://radioau.net/symban/

Nico (from France)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Philby Jan 31 (Mon), 2022 11:09 UTC No.5026
An oversight for my last log, the frequency !!!

Symban radio was on 2368.43 kHz AM .

Sorry for that !

Nicolas (from France)




Re: Radio Vanuatu with audio! - Ron Howard Feb 02 (Wed), 2022 13:24 UTC No.5027
Feb 2 - Thanks to Manuel's timely tip (WORiog), I had to return to the beach to catch some actual audio, after many 
months of listening to just an open carrier with no audio at all on 5040 kHz. Radio Vanuatu, as one of my favorite SW
stations, pulled me back to the beach, even as I am still rather stiff from my fall last week.

1004-1019 UT: News (Is normal for RV to not start the news at the ToH).

1019-1028: Island music/songs.

1028-1033: Start of the usual half hour religious program, starting with non-stop religious songs.

1033-1046: RV SA; into preaching (unreadable).

1046-1103: More religious songs

1103-1104: ending audio with the National Anthem.

1104+: open carrier/no audio at all (1145+).

BTW - Checking for any Radio Symban signal on 2368.43 kHz., but from 0940+ UT, no trace at all of any signal.
Must be running unusually low power. In light of my past Symban receptions, I thought I might catch some trace
of a carrier. Here is my 2014 QSL for a Symban test transmission (50w) - https://app.box.com/s/hz9qo091vsmpzmcva02z .
Also here is a copy of their nice 2011 Christmas card - https://app.box.com/s/b24hpnyoxrm3icplls8u .
Is the station still being operated by Angelo Matsoukas, along with Tom Tsamouras?

Surprise to find no Voice of Indonesia (3325) signal from 1120+ UT. Currently off the air?

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Feb 03 (Thu), 2022 14:46 UTC No.5028
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, cut off at 0954:25* UT, on Feb 3.

Radio Symban - Checking 2368.43 kHz. for traces of a carrier from 0935+ UT (Feb 3), but nothing at all heard.

CHINA. 6035, Yunnan Radio International, on Feb 3, at 1156 UT. Heard with nice classical (western) orchestra music
(unusual to hear this type of music via a Chinese station, but must be living up to their "International" name);
clear multi-language SAs (English: "Yunnan Radio International"); one of their better days.

PERU. 4810, presumed R. Logos, 1113-1128 UT, Feb 3. Best ever reception here, even with the normal heavy CODAR QRM;
announcer (1113-1120) and OA music/songs (1120-1128). My audio (two minutes of announcer and one of music) is posted
at http://bit.ly/3gqiI1e .

VANUATU. 5040, R. Vanuatu, Feb 3. Very respectable signal; much better than yesterday; here are some highlights:

1003-1020 UT: News/sports in Bislama (As Zacharias Liangas has also noted in WORiog, a helpful sprinkling of English
words here); many sound bites; items about New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Australian investments, "sports . .
football club," etc.

1033: RV SA and local time check ("half past nine"); into the usual half hour religious program; preaching and prayer
in Bislama ("tonight . . . the Bible says . . .," etc.)

1041+: Religious songs; many in English ("Just Reach Out Your Hand," etc.).

1103-1104: ending audio with the National Anthem. My audio is at http://bit.ly/3AWvY7n .

1104+: open carrier/dead air with no audio at all (1150+).

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



Re: Opening Olympic ceremony/Parade of Nations, etc. - Ron Howard Feb 04 (Fri), 2022 14:39 UTC No.5029

AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, cut off at 0954:25* UT, on Feb 3; recently consistent with five seconds earlier
cut off time every day. Feb 4 - Significant anomaly - Not heard at their usual time (checked 0941 UT), but
later on the air at a time normal off (checked 1018+ and still on at last check at 1255 UT); usual format
(The Rascals - "Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon" and many other recognizable pop oldies).

CHINA. CNR1 // CNR2, all frequencies // for the 1200 UT, on Feb 4. Start of the live audio feed from CCTV
coverage of the opening Olympic ceremony; some announcements in French and English; at 1243, with the Parade
of Nations (Albania, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Great Britain, Romania, etc.); checked many other Chinese
regional stations, but none found with any coverage. Brief audio attached.

INDONESIA. 4749.95, VOI, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, 1142 UT, Feb 4. Very unusual to be able to hear VOI here;
clearly two stations in Chinese; other one was CNR1; slight het as VOI is off frequency from CNR1; currently
VOI is off the air on 3325 (Palangkaraya). My reception today was only possible during pre-Bangladesh Betar.

VANUATU. 5040, R. Vanuatu, quick check at 1100 UT, Feb 4. Religious song; 1101-1102, National Anthem; 1102+
just open carrier/dead air.  

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


5029.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Feb 10 (Thu), 2022 06:15 UTC No.5030

CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1516-1517 UT, Feb 5. The usual brief spot in English; recently about
Hainan Island's famous foods (Wenchang chicken, Jiaji duck, etc.).

CUBA[and non-VANUATU]. 5040, RHC, on the air very late Feb 9. Still on the air at 1020 UT; but at 1043,
found the frequency finally clear and again today with no Radio Vanuatu signal (nor on any other frequency).

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 7110-LSB, the LA ham net still being heard almost daily after 1100+ UT, but no
longer playing the distinctive LA music (he must have been told to stop doing it!); now just the hams chatting.

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya, 0951 UT, Feb 9. Recently had been off the air; today extremely
rare reception to hear their carrier this early (normally about *1100); by 1014, faint patriotic song “Bagimu
Negeri” (For You Our Country); poor reception, but with some audio.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 5930, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, via Yamata (Japan), 1324 UT (scheduled 13-14), on
Feb 9. Wednesday in English; fair-good and still no jamming (N. Korea must still be celebrating the Lunar
New Year?), while // 7335 (heavy CNR2 QRM); segment "Message from the Japanese government."

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, 1157 UT, Feb 8. Closing SA for the "Aneun geos-i him-ida"
(Knowledge is power) program; 1200, the usual single tone; then "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob)
sileul allyeodeulibnida." (In English - Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm); nice singing station jingle -
"jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of Truth, Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom
broadcast); then the "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza) segment; fair, even with the super noise jamming
from N. Korea; at least the daily different pip jamming had ended sometime after 1100.

Echo of Hope - VOH, 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, at 1530 UT, Feb 5 (Saturday). The weekend
only reading of a "Harry Potter" story in English, with a lengthy explanation in Korean; fair. Then on Monday
(Feb 7), there was no change of frequencies (0827 UT) for this week, so the same frequencies should be good
through Feb 13 (Sunday).

Voice of the People - Remains the same when heard Feb 7 (Monday) on 3910 // 3930 // 3480 // 4450 // 6520 //
6600, at 1005 UT; again with no changes.

KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, 6015, Feb 8, at 1208 UT. The usual audio feed from the TV KBS news at 9
(1200 UT = 9:00 PM KST); SA after each news item as "K-B-S News"; almost fair, even with light N. Korea
jamming underneath.

PERU. 4810, presumed R. Logos, Feb 9. Is it just me, or has this station been steadily improving recently?
Very pleasant OA music/songs during a segment that seems to always start every day at 1120+ UT. Is rare
for me to get involved with LA receptions, but this has been nice!

TURKEY/MYANMAR. 5985, VOT, 1456 UT, Feb 5. VOT IS; killing Myanmar reception; 1500, unable to make
out the start of the VOT language.

U S A. 7505, WRNO, 1403*, Feb 5. Cut off just after starting "The Haven," program in English.

UNID. 6300-USB, tuned in 0813 to 0820 UT, Feb 7. Islamic chanting/reciting from Qur'an(?) with no music;
followed by chatting in what seemed like maybe Arabic. Can I assume this is just hams? My audio with a few
minutes of Qur'an, then chatting, at https://bit.ly/3Jc4wFy .

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



Re: Voice of Indonesia with new schedule, etc. - Ron Howard Feb 11 (Fri), 2022 14:12 UTC No.5031


AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, on Feb 11, running hours past their former cut off time (0954:25* UT, on Feb 3);
heard 0937 UT, till past 1225; pop songs (Foreigner - "I Want To Know What Love Is," Michael Bolton - "How
Am I Supposed To Live Without You," Cliff Richard - "We Don't Talk Anymore," Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath
My Wings," Whitney Houston - "Saving All My Love For You," etc.). Is this their usual seasonal schedule change?

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, via Palangkaraya, 1007 UT, Feb 11. Thanks very much to Ivo Ivanov, who recently first
observed the new schedule; now starting about an hour earlier than in the past; formerly, for a long time,
had started about 1100; today noted with news in English till 1009, when they played the usual patriotic
song “Bagimu Negeri” (For You Our Country); followed by "Today in History"; announced frequency of "3-3-2-5
KiloHertz"; normal audio level during English (1007-1100), but by 1211 the audio was gone (just dead air).

4749.95, VOI, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, noted at 1211 UT, Feb 11. Clearly VOI and CNR1 (4750.0) mixing together
here, along with CODAR QRM; both unusable, but certainly two stations. VOI is becoming more regularly heard here.

KOREA SOUTH. back to their alternate frequency of 5920 (ex: 6045), Voice of Freedom, 1156 UT, Feb 11. Closing SA
for the "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowledge is power) program; 1200, the usual single tone; then "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo
bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida." (In English - Voice of Freedom has announced 9pm); nice singing station jingle -
"jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of Truth, Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast);
then the "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza) segment; fair.

U S A. 7505, WRNO, on Feb 11, from 0911+ UT, no signal at all.

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



Re: Voice of Freedom back on 5920 kHz (ex: 6045). - Amano Feb 14 (Mon), 2022 02:25 UTC No.5032
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the information.
I confirmed the VOF on 5920 kHz.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920 (ex:6045), Voice of Freedom. 1600-1700 UT, Jan 12 (Saturday). KST/JST is Jan 13 (Sunday); weekend program.
At 1600 UT, "Maeil geudaewa" (Everyday with you).
-1620- VOF SJ.
At 1650 UT, “Salang-i neomchineun ulijib“ (My home full of love).
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4799.mp3 .

Korean rap music was aired in the "Maeil geudaewa" program.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4800.mp3 .

These two songs.
1: Seotaiji wa Idle (Seotaiji and Boys) - “Ulideulman-e Chueog, “ (Our Own Memories, )
https://youtu.be/UOH1Tb5-93M

2: PSY feat. Lee Jae Hoon - “Nag-won, “ (Paradise, )
https://youtu.be/C-PafACMDPs

PSY is famous for its “Gangnam style, “, which was a hit in the United States.
https://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0
This song was charted in the American Top 40 and Rick Dees Weekly Top 40.
“Nag-won,” (Paradise,) is a song when PSY was young.
By the way, PSY also co-stars with Snoop Dogg.
PSY feat. Snoop Dogg - “Hungover, “
https://youtu.be/HkMNOlYcpHg



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Feb 23 (Wed), 2022 22:15 UTC No.5037
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, at 0912 UT, on Feb 23; found already off the air. Possibly due to thunderstorms 
in the Queensland area?

Feb 21, noted Radio 4KZ cut off at 0907* UT. Possibly due to thunderstorms in the Queensland area?

Recently heard Radio 4KZ with nice reception - Feb 19, from 0952+ UT; at a level that was easy to ID most of
the oldies (Jackie DeShannon - "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - "Lets
Hang On," Dale And Grace - "I'm Leaving It All Up To You," Donna Summer - "She Works Hard For The Money,"
Eddie Rabbitt - "I Love A Rainy Night," Lulu - "To Sir With Love," etc.); still on the air at last check
at 1224 (Spandau Ballet - "True").

CUBA. 5040, RHC, xmtr off at 0756* UT, on Feb 23. Faint audio from Vanuatu then heard.

KOREA SOUTH. Voice of the People back to normal frequencies at 0905 UT, Feb 23; heard 3480 // 3910 // 3930
// 4450 // 6520 // 6600; while ex 6250 is now only airing VOH.

Echo of Hope - VOH frequencies on Feb 23, at 0910 UT; heard 3990 // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 [no longer with VOP QRM]
// 6355 // 9100.

5920, Voice of Freedom, on Feb 23. *0753 - Sign on; gong rung three times; Voice of Freedom SA; Republic of Korea
choral National Anthem; VOF FM frequency announcement; VOF singing station jingle; 0500 PM KST announcement; 0800,
program "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together); N. Korea jamming is daily noted here from
about 0700 to 1100 UT

MALAYSIA. 9835, Sarawak FM, 0932 UT, on Feb 23. The Beatles - "Hey Jude"; DJ in vernacular. Brief audio attached.

11665, Wai FM, 0941 UT, on Feb 23. Heard with the long standing very poor audio; seemed over modulated with echo
and crackling audio.

UNID. 6300-USB, Feb 23 carrying the usual reciting from the Qur'an, but on later than normal (ended at 0835 UT).
On Feb 20, heard reciting from the Qur'an from 0803 till 0817 UT. Someone is very dedicated with these broadcasts,
which seem to be daily.

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


5037.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Mar 04 (Fri), 2022 12:16 UTC No.5038
AUSTRALIA. 5045, Bay Islands Radio, relay of Island FM 88, from 1118 to past 1218 UT, on Feb 28; 
very nice surprise to find audio here above threshold level; pop songs (CHIC - "Le Freak," etc.);
Aussie DJ; 1131, clear "Island Radio" SA. A very rare reception for me!

Radio 4KZ, 5055, from 0918+ UT, March 4. Pop songs; at a level that were easy to ID (Billy Joel -
"Just the Way You Are," Mr. Mister - "Broken Wings," Olivia Newton John - "Xanadu," Andy Gibb -
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything," Culture Club - "Karma Chameleon," etc.); still on at 1020.

CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1514-1517 UT, March 2. The usual brief spot in English about food;
Hainan Island is famous for their seafood. My audio at https://bit.ly/3hD0CcY .

ETHIOPIA. 7110, Radio Ethiopia (Home Service), 1444-1500* UT, March 2. Some HOA music & jazz sounding
music; SA/three gongs/SA; cut off just at the start of the news; fair. My local sunrise was at 1436 UT,
with Addis Ababa sunset at 1535 UT. My audio at https://bit.ly/3hyqUNS .

JAPAN. 6115, R. Nikkei 2, 0712 UT, March 4. Pop songs (Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?," Genesis -
"Invisible Touch," etc.); SA "Radio Nikkei" (no longer with R-N-2 IDs?); very good reception in USB;
poor with RTTY QRM in LSB.

KOREA SOUTH. 3985 // 5995 // 6350, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0958 UT, March 4. Britney Spears - "Baby One More
Time"; then at *1000, VOH started on 4880 // 6245 // 9095.

Voice of Freedom - back on alternate 6045; at 0755 UT, March 4. National Anthem; mixing with N. Korea super
jamming which is here most of the time; ex: 5920, noted with pulsating N. Korean jamming that ended at 0807*
and a minute later started jamming on 6045.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1524 UT, March 2. Unusual jamming (sounded N. Korean - against who?); Buddhist
chanting sutras/Buddhist bell; 1530, intro ID for their English segment; "Good evening listener's. This is
Myanmar Radio," with "radiating" frequencies; would have been very good reception, except for the jamming.
My audio at https://bit.ly/3pwe5I2 .

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1022 UT, March 4. Thanks to Glenn Hauser for noticing their reactivation after a
considerable silence; better audio level than heard in the past, but still unreadable.

U S A. 7505, WRNO, 0652 UT, March 4. Back on the air after a short absence; a recording of the late pastor
Ray Bentley preaching; 0834, start of segment in Arabic; good reception.

VANUATU. 5040, Radio Vanuatu, 1010-1018 UT, March 4. News in Bislama; into music program; poor.

UNID. 6300-USB, 0805 UT, on March 4. The consistent daily reciting from the Qur'an.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Mar 10 (Thu), 2022 10:26 UTC No.5042
KOREA SOUTH. 5990.0 // 6348.0 // 9099.94, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0733 UT, March 10 (Thursday). The usual 
weekday English lesson; "What time do you wake up?", "What time do you need a wake up call?", "What time
do you have breakfast?", etc.; then at 0809, heard additional VOH frequencies of 3980 // 4885 (strong Brazil
QRM) // 6250, with C&W song "Stand By Your Man."

6045, Voice of Freedom, on March 10, at *0753 UT - Sign on; gong rung three times; Voice of Freedom SA;
Republic of Korea choral National Anthem; VOF FM frequency announcement; VOF singing station jingle;
0500 PM KST announcement; 0800, program "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music
together); mixing with N. Korean super jamming, but not the pulsating jamming often used against VOF.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 9545, SIBC, 0445 UT, March 10. Strong carrier, but no audio at all detected;
still on at 0541, but not at 0616.
Checking 5020, from 0616+, but no carrier heard thru last check at 0816 UT.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0548-0559* UT, March 10. Signal fading up; phone interview; 0554,
the often heard distinctive station's singing jingle with SAs for "Radio Vanuatu" and "Voice of Papua
New Guinea." At 0600 UT, 5040 was checked, but Cuba still blocked the frequency.

UNID. 6300-USB, 0714+ UT, on March 10. Long conversation in French(?); perhaps is daily here, as
once before I heard the same; at 0811, the consistent daily reciting from the Qur'an. My audio of the
language segment is at https://bit.ly/3tLjIn3 .

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



Re: China - Yunnan Radio International - Ron Howard Mar 11 (Fri), 2022 15:36 UTC No.5043

CHINA. 6035, Yunnan Radio International, on March 11. From 1300 to 1330 UT, in Vietnamese (announcers and music);
1330, multi-language SAs (my audio at http://bit.ly/3vZ4CgD , with English SA "Yunnan Radio International" at 1:10);
into Chinese; one of their better days. My local sunrise coming up at 1424 UT.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Mar 13 (Sun), 2022 18:59 UTC No.5044
CHINA. CNR1 (6125, etc.) // CNR2 - China Business Radio (6155, etc.), all frequencies // on
March 13; in English and Chinese with coverage of the closing ceremony of the Paralympic
Winter Games; at 1221 UT, song "You Raise Me Up"; at 1224, played the anthem for the
Paralympic Winter Games; at 1229, played the choral National Anthem of Italy, which will
host the next Winter Paralympics Games in 2026.

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, on March 13; first noted at 1033 UT,
in English; 1210, in Japanese, with nice audio level; almost fair.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1158+ UT. March 13; better than usual audio level. 1158 UT,
with the normal "evening devotional"; 1201-1203, usual SA followed by National Anthem.
Thought the xmtr might be turned off after NA, but went to non-stop music; unable to confirm
if a Wantok FM relay or just SIBC programming; still on the air at 1240..

VANUATU. 5040, Radio Vanuatu, anomaly on March 13, from 1050 to 1129* UT; was checking for
the usual closing format of National Anthem about 1100, but that didn't happen today; not the usual
religious program, but instead announcers in Bislama 1050-1107; music segment; ID and frequencies
at 1126; cut off in mid-sentence; no NA at all today.

UNID[suspect MONGOLIA]. 4895, Mongolian Radio, on March 13, first noted at 1133 with definite
carrier; later at 1240 carrier was much stronger, but unable to make out any audio; this format is
consistent with their past receptions here; checked for their // 7260, but that was blocked with a
strong station. I daily check 4895 and it has been a long time since I last heard anything. Do not
believe it is the ghost of AIR Kurseong, hi! Might be worthwhile to check this frequency.

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



Re: Malaysia SW currently off the air - Ron Howard Mar 14 (Mon), 2022 05:56 UTC No.5045
March 12, at 1005 UT, I also confirmed both Sarawak FM (9835) and Wai FM (11665) were off the air.
Sent off an email to RTM. Still missing March 13, at 1240 UT check.

RTM is back to work on Monday (March 14), so here is the nice reply to my email:

Dear Ron Howard,

First of all, I would like to thank you for choosing our SW channel as your choice.

For your information, our SW transmitter is off the air due to the main power supply to the transmitter and
the building has a problem. Now still under repairs and hope our SW channel will be back on the air soon.

Thank you.

Regards,

Khairuddin Hj Osman

Ts. KHAIRUDDIN HJ OSMAN
Head of Assistant Director
Operation Unit
Department of Broadcasting
E-mail : khair@rtm.gov.my
Tel : 03-87361530 ext 204



Re: Mongolia on 4895 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 15 (Tue), 2022 17:07 UTC No.5046
Thanks very much to Mauno Ritola for confirming my suspicion regarding Mongolia on 4895 kHz.

Appreciate his email to me today (March 15):

"Hi Ron,

thanks, yes, Mongolia heard also weak here in Finland at 1415.

73, Mauno"



Re: Mongolia on 4895 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 16 (Wed), 2022 01:31 UTC No.5047
Also thanks to Wolfgang "Wolfy" Bueschel for the following:

"requested in A22 too

4895 2300 1600 32,33 U-B 10 0 0 925 1234567 270322 301022
Mon MNG MRT MRT 2298

7260 2300 1600 32,33 U-B 50 0 0 925 1234567 270322 301022
Mon MNG MRT MRT 2299"



Re: Non-logs for March 15 - Ron Howard Mar 16 (Wed), 2022 01:45 UTC No.5048
No signals heard with random checking 0810-1000 UT:

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The long standing silence continues; 3260 (NBC Madang), 3325 (NBC Bougainville)
and 7325 (Wantok Radio Light) were all unheard at my location. On 3325, at 1000, the carrier of
the Voice of Indonesia was heard, which had already started.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020 and 9545, both with no signal. Seems strange that this and Vanuatu were silent
on the same day.

VANUATU. 5040 and checked their usual other frequencies, all with no signal.

BTW - Overall conditions seemed decent. Radio 4KZ (5055) heard slightly above the norm; Frankie Valli
and The 4 Season - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," Donna Summer - "She Works Hard For The Money," etc.

Ron
California



Re: SIBC (5020 kHz.) - improved audio - Ron Howard Mar 16 (Wed), 2022 12:46 UTC No.5049

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC - Voice of the Nation. Yesterday (March 15) noted this off the air;
probably working on xmtr adjustment(?), as audio on March 16 was the best I have heard in a long
time. From 1012+ UT; mostly in Solomon Is. Pijin; island songs; commercial announcements (mobile
service, etc.); 1100, calliope and news; various amounts of Cuba (5025) QRM. Nice to hear them again
with some decent modulation! My audio is at https://bit.ly/3te0h7d .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Christopher Lehner Mar 18 (Fri), 2022 20:07 UTC No.5050
Solomon Islands: SIBC 5020 @ 1920 UTC Friday, 18 March via SDR near Forester, NSW Australia.
As Ron Howard reported, it is nice to hear them once again with much improved audio.
1920 UT Female ancr discussing covid guidelines for businesses and service providers.
Switching back and forth to 5040, Vanuatu weak in the static at 1913 UT with male ancr in local vernacular.
1924 SIBC with various commercials and PSA's (U-save Mobile is running a promo) 1925 PSA on fitness and exercise,
bumper for "SIBC Voice of the Nation" then into an upbeat tempo song.
I'm finding this is a very enjoyable station to listen to while working in my office, and I'm looking forward to
post more material on this site. I've always enjoyed chasing DX and SWL from asia and pacific region.

Best

Chris

Green Bay, WI
Yaesu FRG7700 Wellbrook loop antenna
Icom IC-706 Inverted "L" antenna
Various SDR's worldwide (online)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Sat), 2022 02:33 UTC No.5051
Hi Chris - Welcome to this site. Glad you are also enjoying the SIBC reception. Ron

CHINA. 4940, Voice of Strait, *0955 UT, March 16. Started with IS; 0956, Chinese IDs; 1000, time pips
and Chinese/English SAs ("This is the Voice of Taiwan Strait News Radio"). Before 0955, Colombia was
doing fairly well.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, March 18, another day with wonderful audio level; reminds me of my reception
from years ago. At 0812 UT, several clear "Voice of the nation" IDs; 0832-0858, in English with public
service educational program for students about health; balanced diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking,
reduce alcohol use (for college students?), wash and dry hands, check available resources via newspapers,
TV, radio, etc.; 1104, news in English; played a lot of nice island music. Very pleasant to have audio
levels that at times were semi-readable, with various amounts of adjacent Cuban QRM. A vast improvement
from their long standing low modulation broadcasting!

TAIWAN. 6214.94v, Sound of Hope, ID at 1401 UT, March 16. Unusual to find this one minute out of sync
with 6230 // 6280; all with fair reception.

Fu Hsing BS, 9410 (best) // 9774 (very poor), 0847-0900* UT, March 16 (Wed.). A good day with announcers
in Chinese and music; cut off in mid-song; // 15375 has not been heard recently.

VANUATU. 5040, Radio Vanuatu, 0633 UT, March 18. Cuba already off the air; 1034-1056, monolog (religious?);
1056, religious song in English; 1100-1102*, full ID with frequencies and National Anthem; so they are back
to their former schedule/format; much better than usual reception.

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



Re: Radio Nacional da Amazonia - Ron Howard Mar 30 (Wed), 2022 05:10 UTC No.5052
I am unable to post this to https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/?page=%3C+Back#8949 :

BRAZIL. 6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 5:30 PM JST (0830 UTC), March 29. Audio - https://bit.ly/3iO1WKU .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Mar 30 (Wed), 2022 05:13 UTC No.5053
CHINA. 11630, CNR17 (Kazakh service ), 1023 UT on March 29. One of my favorite stations to listen to their nice 
music; good reception, while // 12055 was fair. My audio is at https://bit.ly/3DlhLCj .

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH, at 0902 UT, on March 29 (Tue.), only on 3985 // 5995 // 6350. Later at 1002,
heard all six frequencies; 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095; frequencies good through April 3 (Sunday).

Voice of the People, at 0905 UT, on March 29, only on 3910 // 3480 // 6520. Later at 1008, heard all six frequencies;
3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600; another week with no changes.

6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, 0946 UT, on March 29. Pop song by PSY - "Gentleman"; nice reception even with light
N. Korea underneath.

6045, Voice of Freedom, at 1013 UT, on March 29. Continuing to mix with N. Korean super jamming on frequency and now
with additional pulsating jamming.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1040, on March 29. Heard daily now, while Sarawak FM (9835) continues to be off the air.

TAIWAN. 6214.94v, Sound of Hope, 0955 UT, on March 29. Unusual to hear SOH with music/singing as was heard today.
My audio is at https://bit.ly/3Nv01c9 ; ToH the usual SA and into the news. At my location, this doesn't sound
like a low powered station! .

VANUATU[non-log]. 5040, Radio Vanuatu noted off the air from 0935+, on March 29.

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



Interesting band conditions. - Christopher J. Lehner Mar 31 (Thu), 2022 02:37 UTC No.5054
I'm looking forward to some interesting band conditions after this solar storm subsides.
For now, just did a quick tune through the dial 31 March UTC Thursday.

Sri Lanka: SLBC 11905 with local music at 0040 in the Bengali language. Very good signal SIO=434.

Brazil: Radio Nacional da Amazonia 11780 // 6180 at 0045 with an SIO of 444
Play by Play of football match. Always an enjoyable listen with the bass sounding audio with just
a hint of reverb.

Romania: Radio Romania Int'l 7875 at 0058 with their interval signal. Sign on at 0100 in French SIO=333
Very strong signal on 7420 at 0103 in Romanian language SIO=444.

Heard these with my Yaesu FRG7700 and Wellbrook loop antenna. Will try some more later in the night along with the
various SRD's I listen to worldwide.

Christopher J. Lehner
Green Bay, WI
Icom IC-706 Inverted 'L' antenna
Yaesu FRG7700 Wellbrook loop



Interesting band conditions. - Christopher J. Lehner Mar 31 (Thu), 2022 02:38 UTC No.5055
I'm looking forward to some interesting band conditions after this solar storm subsides.
For now, just did a quick tune through the dial 31 March UTC Thursday.

Sri Lanka: SLBC 11905 with local music at 0040 in the Bengali language. Very good signal SIO=434.

Brazil: Radio Nacional da Amazonia 11780 // 6180 at 0045 with an SIO of 444
Play by Play of football match. Always an enjoyable listen with the bass sounding audio with just
a hint of reverb.

Romania: Radio Romania Int'l 7875 at 0058 with their interval signal. Sign on at 0100 in French SIO=333
Very strong signal on 7420 at 0103 in Romanian language SIO=444.

Heard these with my Yaesu FRG7700 and Wellbrook loop antenna. Will try some more later in the night along with the
various SRD's I listen to worldwide.

Christopher J. Lehner
Green Bay, WI
Icom IC-706 Inverted 'L' antenna
Yaesu FRG7700 Wellbrook loop



Re: Radio Vanuatu outstanding reception on 7260 kHz. - Ron Howard Apr 02 (Sat), 2022 09:26 UTC No.5056
VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, 0550+ UT, April 2. Thanks very much to Lucio Otavio Bobrowiec in WOR iog,
for the timely alert as to the RV change of schedule; this new schedule now provides me with good reception;
formerly RV was on 7260 till 0559*, when they switched to 5040; today stayed on 7260. Some highlights:

0612-0618 UT: PSA from Department of Health about COVID-19; numbered list of items (#1, isolation, #2 etc.).

0630-0644: Religious songs in English (Imagine Dragons - "Bad Liar," Alan Jackson - "I'll Fly Away," etc.).

0652: PSA spot in French.

0655-0700: PSA's and commercial announcers in English and Bislama (COVID-19, wear mask; announcement
for a contest; about climate change and gender equality; pharmaceutical adv; etc.).

0700-0713: News/sports/weather in Bislama (item about the security agreement between Solomon Islands and
China allowing China to send troops to SI [10:26 on my audio file], weather [11:45 on my audio file]; etc.). My
audio of the entire "News Bulletin" is at https://bit.ly/3NLCyns .

0715: Full SA and list of frequencies. 0721: schedule of upcoming programs.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - sat_dxer Apr 02 (Sat), 2022 13:17 UTC No.5057
774kHz JOUB NHK-2 Akita Japan 

693kHz JOAB NHK-2 Tokyo 1313z 2 Apr /22

via Trans-Pacific



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Apr 07 (Thu), 2022 14:25 UTC No.5058
AUSTRALIA. 1548, ABC-4QD, 1550-1610 UT, April 5. 
Received fairly without interference.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/3408.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 1555’30“-1557’00“ UT, Nightlife with Philip Clark on ABC Radio.
* 01:30-02:00, 1559’50“-1600’20“ UT, Before and after ABC News.

AUSTRALIA. 630, ABC-4QN, 1645-1950+ UT, April 5.
Taiwan station QRM but fair reception. At 1950, fade out.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/3409.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 1659’20“-1700’20“ UT, Before and after ABC News.
* 01:00-02:00, 1759’30“-1800’30“ UT, Before and after ABC News.
* 02:00-04:00, 1905’00“-1907’00“ UT, Early Morning Country with Michael Clarke opening.
* 04:00-05:00, 1945’30“-1946’30“ UT, ABC Radio Queensland ID.

PHILIPPINES. 630, Radyo Bombo (DYWB), *1953-2010 UT, April 5. Taiwan station QRM, signal rise after 2007 UT, Bombo Radio station theme song and SJ.
The sun rises in the sky of Tokyo.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/3410.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 0508’00“-0509’30“ UT, Bombo Radio station theme song and SJ.

Amano
Near Tokyo Bay, Arakawa Riverside, Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR
, antenna: Built-in bar

Cherry Blossoms (桜 : Sakura) seen from Tokyo Itabashi, JAPAN
Shooting date : 0335 UT, April 3.



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Apr 13 (Wed), 2022 18:44 UTC No.5059
VANUATU. 11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 0700-1005 UT, on Apr 13. Thanks very much to 
Lucio Otavio Bobrowiec (Brazil) in WOR iog, for the early alert, which motivated me to go
to the beach early today to catch some nice island music; // 7890 (2nd harmonic) also
being heard at about the same level; QRN (static); while 3945 was unusable and for much
of the time covered by hams. A few highlights:

0701-0714: News/sports/weather in Bislama (lead-off story pertaining to the 2015 suspended
sentence for former Finance Minister, and former member of Parliament, Willie Jimmy and
mentioned he was banned from holding public office for ten years; at times fairly readable
(my brief audio attached).

0719: A Celine Dion song.

0730-0742: Language lesson all in English; "We will talk about how to write . . . Here is
what we need to do . . .". This is the first time that I have heard this program.

0915-0958: Listener's calling in to chat (Bislama).

1000: News in Bislama.

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


5059.mp3
Re: Voice of Indonesia back again with much improved signal/audio! - Ron Howard Apr 22 (Fri), 2022 16:24 UTC No.5060

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya. This frequency had been silent for rather a long time
and I had begun to wonder if they would ever return again; on Apr 22, checked at 1133 UT, only to find VOI still
clearly off the air.

1300-1311 UT, wonderful to hear VOI again and doing well with start of English segment; intro ID ("3-3-25 kHz.");
news (many items about the Bali "Conference on Impact of R & D on Business Economics, Management, Social
Sciences, Banking & Finance" [ https://bireacademy.com/conferences/besst-april-2022/ ], item about Shanghai's
lockdown, etc.) and "commentary"; followed by the national song “Bagimu Negeri,” which is normally played after
the news.

1311: Program "Today in History"; this date in 1994, former President Nixon died, this date 2015, Asian-African
Conference held in Jakarta.

1317: VOI ID and program "My Indonesia." Brief audio attached - fairly readable!

1323: COVID PSA given in a multitude of languages (Indonesian, Arabic, Japanese, English ["wear a mask,
it will protect you"] and many more)

1325: Program "Indonesian Wonder," about breakfast foods.

1335: Spot about on-line education, website designing, etc.

1345: Program "Today's Music Corner."

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


5060.mp3
Re: Voice of Indonesia (3325 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 27 (Wed), 2022 03:10 UTC No.5061

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya. As Bruce Churchill noted yesterday (Apr 25) in
WOR iog, VOI is having serious issues regarding their audio feed from Jakarta; partially fixed today (Apr 26);
heard from 1246 UT till audio feed ended at 1329. Today had decent signal strength and was mostly readable.
My local sunrise was at 1319 UT.

1246-1300 UT (21:46-22:00 JST): In Japanese.

1301-1317, start of English segment; news; at 1310, "Commentary," with a message that the gov't has given
permission for people to be able to return to their hometown for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (official holiday to
celebrate the end of the month long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan), still some concerns about COVID-19
and gave vaccination requirements; 1315-1317, the national song “Bagimu Negeri.”

1317: Program "Today in History"; this date in 1959, Soewardi Soerjaningrat died, who was the father of Indonesian
national education; this date in 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster happened; this date in 2000, the first
World Intellectual Property Day was observed.

1321: COVID PSA given in a multitude of languages (Indonesian, Arabic, Japanese, English [help stop the spread of
COVID by wearing your mask properly] and many other languages).

1327: Program "My Indonesia."

1329: Audio feed lost; just a strong open carrier heard; dead air. Randomly checked through 1404, but audio never
returned, just the open carrier heard.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard May 02 (Mon), 2022 22:20 UTC No.5062
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia, via Palangkaraya, on May 2, heard with a good audio feed. Am enjoying
the recently improved receptions! Today had decent signal strength and was fairly readable. Some highlights:

1259 UT: In Japanese with closing ID and contact info.

1300: Start of English segment; news ("National News" & "International News" [Qantas Airways, will be offering a
non-stop 19 hour flight from Sydney to London, via a special Airbus, etc.]); 1309, the national song “Bagimu Negeri.”

1313: Program "Today in History"; this date in 1964, Cut Nyak Dhien awarded National Hero of Indonesia, this date
in 1974, Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa.

1315 & 1334: COVID PSA given in a multitude of languages (Indonesian, Arabic, Japanese, English [help stop the
spread of COVID by wearing your mask properly] and many more languages).

1327: Program "My Indonesia"; about Friday's meeting in Indonesia between Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi”
Widodo and the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, for joint economic development.

1328: Program "Indonesian Wonder," about a beach resort.

1336-1340: Program "Let`s Learn Bahasa Indonesia" ("Arrive at the airport"). My audio posted at http://bit.ly/3kykb7Z .

KOREA SOUTH. 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348 // 9100, Echo of Hope - VOH, on May 2 (Monday), from 1126 to
1152 UT; audio feed from TV program "Wang cho bo yeong-eo", with "Mayu" and "Mini." These frequencies should be
good through May 8 (Sunday). My audio of very good 6348 kHz. reception, posted at http://bit.ly/3LBpCyT .

MALAYSIA[non-Sarawak]. 11665, Wai FM via Kajang. What has happened here? For a long time this was heard with
poor to very poor reception, along with poor audio (overmodulated), while Sarawak FM (9835) was well heard with
good audio. Then on March 12, I first noted both frequencies were off the air for a while; later Wai FM returned
to the air, while Sarawak FM remained off (still silent through May 2). Wai FM has recently been heard very well
and with good audio. So I have to wonder if Wai FM is now via the former Sarawak FM xmtr, which would explain the
improved reception?

Wai FM (11665), on May 2, from 1203+ UT, with on-air chatting over the phone, with non-stop background indigenous
music. My audio is posted at http://bit.ly/38IfHsG .

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



Re: Asian DX - Christopher Lehner May 04 (Wed), 2022 22:00 UTC No.5063
Listening in on the SDR in Hanoi, Vietnam 04 May 2022 UTC Wednesday.

9765 CRI 0032 Male and female ancrs on a telephone interview.
Cambodian service. Some static noise from recent solar flare.

11865//11885 CRI in English 0037 with business and economic features.
Also, some noise on freqs, 11865 was better of two.

5050 V.O. Beibu Bay 0041 moderate noise/static with Chinese music

15590 R. Thailand Thai service 0056 excellent signal, female ancr 0059
reads off www URL then abruptly off air 0100.



Re: Fu Hsing BS (Taiwan) being heard on all three frequencies - Ron Howard May 19 (Thu), 2022 13:54 UTC No.5064
For the past month have often been monitoring Fu Hsing BS (Taiwan). Am now regularly hearing all three
frequencies (9410 // 9774 // 15375); May 18, sounded like a language lesson at 0848 UT; have consistently
been hearing 0900* during weekdays, but have not checked on the weekend, so not sure if they have an
extended one hour schedule then? 15375 (good signal in USB, with extremely weak LSB) is by far the best
frequency and can normally be heard about an hour before I can hear 9410 // 9774. The poorest frequency
is certainly 9774.

Ron
California



Re: New religious station in Chinese on 11925 kHz. - Ron Howard May 29 (Sun), 2022 16:44 UTC No.5065
> RE: SWLDXBulgaria News, May 20-21 (Ivo Ivanov)
> "Frequency and tx changes of Lifestyle Discourse via ENC-DMS, May 21
>
> U.K.(non)   Frequency and transmitter changes of Chinese "Lifestyle Discourse" via ENC-DMS from May 21
> 1130-1200 NF 11925 TSH 300 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese Wed/Sat Evangelical broadcast, ex 21500,15vDHA"

Saturday (May 28), on 11925, from *1130 to 1158* UT; new religious station in Chinese; intro information;
station's name is 生活的话语 (Life Talk, or All about Life); invites people to listen to station 11925; it
broadcasts at 7:30 pm (1130 UT) on Wednesdays and Saturdays; it will talk about health information and
life reflections, which can change your life; then it gives out the email address and asks listeners to share
where they have heard the station; if listeners have missed any broadcast, they can go to the audio streaming
at their website. Email: info@rongyaoshenghuo.com and website: https://www.rongyaoshenghuo.com . The
website shows a phone number (0060 10 3700 170) which I believe would be in Malaysia?

Goes on to say: Brothers and sisters, do you feel stressed and worried in your life? Do you feel desperate when
you meet problems? Do you want to change all this? Now you are in the right place. Are you trying to deal with
your problems but haven't found the solution? I believe no matter what you meet with in life, everything will be fine.
The sun will come out after the rain. Everything can be changed. Do you believe in magic? You know, your life and
future should not rely on fengshui, horoscopes, tarot cards, fortune telling, your life depends on God's words.

At 1141 & 1155 repeat of the contact info and website; 1153, closing prayer ended with "Amen"; 1156, "Bye-bye";
fairly good reception. My twelve minute audio is posted at https://bit.ly/38P1URH .

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



Re: New religious station in Chinese on 11925 kHz. - Amano Jun 03 (Fri), 2022 12:10 UTC No.5066
Thank you for the information, Ron-san
謝謝 & ありがとうございます。
Based on your information, I also checked.

Wednesday (June 1), on 11925, from *1130 to 1158* UT; 生活的话语 广播电台(Life Talk, or All about Life radio station).
My 4 minute audio is posted at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4807.mp3 .
* 00:23-00:34, 「在这美丽的中国,大家好。欢迎来收听,短波 幺幺九二五(11925),生活的话语 广播电台。」
In Chinese readitng, “Zài zhè měi-lì de zhōng-guó, dà-jiā hǎo.
Huān-yíng lái shōu-tīng, duǎn-bō yāo yāo jiǔ'-èr-wǔ, Shēng-huó de huà-yǔ guǎng-bò diàn-tái.“
In English, “Hello everyone in this beautiful China.
Welcome to the shortwave 11925, Life Talk, or All about Life radio station.“
The same part of Ron's 12 minute audio is 00:21-00:32.

Website name, “Rongyaoshenghuo“ is 荣耀生活 in Chinese.
In English, “Glory life“.

I found a YouTube video.
https://youtu.be/KMOpFiwoN1o .
The frequency on YouTube is 21500 kHz. Has this station changed frequency recently?
Broadcast time is written as 「毎逢星期三和星期六,晩上7:30」. It's 1130 UTC every Wednesday and Saturday.

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jun 04 (Sat), 2022 08:52 UTC No.5067
Amano - Thank you so very much for your additional information. Ron

Radio Vanuatu (11835, third harmonic), on June 4, from 0601 to 0730 UT; a good day here; some highlights:

0601-0630 UT: Non-stop country & western songs (Kenny Rogers - "The Gambler" and "Lady"; John Denver -
"Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "I'm Sorry"; Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton -
"Islands in the Stream"; etc.).

0630: ID and local time ("half past 5"); weather conditions for the Northern, Central and Southern Islands.

0638: Generic PSA in Bislama regarding cyclones and coastal flooding.

0652: First time I have heard this RV ID, with a different musical montage.

0700-0715: Local time ("six o'clock"); news/weather in Bislama.

0715-0730: Nice island music/songs.

Ron
California



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano Jun 04 (Sat), 2022 16:50 UTC No.5068
Hi! Ron-san
いつも情報ありがとうございます。

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1115 UT, on June 1.
SA, "Wai FM, Iban" confirmed.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9153.mp3 .
Has the transmitter been repaired?

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



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Ron Howard Jun 04 (Sat), 2022 17:47 UTC No.5069

Hi Amano - Greetings from California!

Wai FM (11665), on June 2, heard at 1348 UT with their unique chanting (prayer?); 
at 1400* went off the air. I have NOT heard Sarawak FM (9835) for a long time now.

YES, something is certainly different now! In the past, for a long time Wai FM was
heard with poor to very poor reception, along with poor audio (over-modulated),
while Sarawak FM (9835) was well heard with good audio. Then on March 12, I first
noted both frequencies were off the air for a while; later Wai FM returned to the
air, while Sarawak FM remained off (still unheard through June 2). 

Wai FM has recently been heard very well and with good audio!! 

So I conclude that Wai FM is now via the former Sarawak FM transmitter, which would
explain the improved reception and absence of any Sarawak FM reception.

Anyway, that is what I believe has happened.

Ron




Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Ron Howard Jun 04 (Sat), 2022 18:02 UTC No.5070
My brief audio of a pop song; Wai FM (11665) at 1354 UT, June 2. Ron


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Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jun 05 (Sun), 2022 10:30 UTC No.5071
Radio Vanuatu (11835 harmonic) with outstanding reception; very readable from 0630+ UT, on June 5.
My audio highlight is posted at https://bit.ly/3mhGakw .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Amano Jun 05 (Sun), 2022 18:20 UTC No.5072
Hi Ron-san - Greetings from Saitama, Japan!
Thank you for the Wai FM transmitter information.

On June 2, listening to Ron-san’s short audio (Wai FM on 11665) of a pop song, it's clear that there's no bad modulation of the same sound with a delay of a few seconds.
I want to check Sarawak FM on 9835, too.

I also listened to your audio of Radio Vanuatu on 11835 harmonic.
The ID is very clear and it is a wonderful audio.
Nice catch!

Amano



Re: Radio Vanuatu with outstanding reception - Ron Howard Jun 06 (Mon), 2022 08:58 UTC No.5073
Radio Vanuatu (11835 harmonic), June 6 - Extremely good reception; *0559 UT; very readable past 0935.

0629 - Announcement in English for media training ("special course"); send cover letter to ABC Australia
("ABC.net.au"). Audio attached. Very enjoyable with this amazingly good reception!

Ron
California


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(27) - Ron Howard Jun 06 (Mon), 2022 20:41 UTC No.5074
Sign of the times: For many years now I have been going to my local beach to listen to SW. In the past
I was normally the only car parked there in the middle of the night. Was extremely rare to have another
car parked anywhere along the road by the beach. Now it is common place to find as many as ten vehicles
(mostly passenger cars, or a few small vans/SUVs) parked by the beach. People are clearly sleeping in
their cars overnight, thereby saving money by not staying at a motel. Monterey is a very active tourist area
and I believe most of the cars at the beach at night must just be tourists. I seem to be the only regular
visitor to the beach in the middle of the night.

KOREA NORTH[non]. Shiokaze/Sea Breeze; currently 5935 // 6070, during 1300-1400 UT. Am I the only
one who has noticed that it is no longer being jammed by N. Korea? Yes, it has been free of jamming
for some weeks now. Wonder what happened?

KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH, at 1124 UT, on June 6 (Monday); 3980 // 4885 // 5990 // 6250 // 6348
// 9100 (the best reception, with no jamming, but recently has been heard being jammed earlier); start of the
audio feed from TV English language lesson "Wang cho bo yeong-eo", with "Mayu" and "Mini"; "I have
lost my watch," "I have forgotten my password," "Thank God we have an air conditioner here!" "Thank
God you are my husband!". These frequencies should be good through June 12 (Sunday).

Voice of the People, at 1200 UT, on June 6; start of news in Korean ("Bodo"); 3480 (best reception, with
no jamming) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 6520 // 6600.

Voice of Freedom is again on 6045, where it is blocked by very strong super jamming from N. Korea;
while ex: 5920 is a clear frequency. Also hearing N. Korean super jamming again on 6135, against no
known station?

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, extended broadcast; still on the air with pop songs at 1320 UT, June 6;
very low modulation. Question - When was the last time SIBC was heard on 9545 kHz.? Is it ever in use now?

VANUATU. 11835 harmonic, Radio Vanuatu, *0559-0733 UT, June 6. Outstanding reception; very readable;
fairly easy to follow what is being said in Bislama, as there are a good number of English words used. I find
this station to be very entertaining!

0623: Information about the celebrations taking place in the UK for the Queen reigning for 70 years; mentions
Vanuatu's independence in 1980.

0629: Announcement in English for media training ("special course"); requested cover letters be sent to ABC
Australia ("ABC.net.au").

0631-0640: Usual segment of "messages" in Bislama; job available with the Customary Land Management Office of
Ministry of Justice and Community Service; gave names and info for all ten applicants for the job; segment started
and ended with indigenous drums. My six minute audio posted at https://bit.ly/3tkeRKh . Nicely readable!

0644: Detailed election results from the recent Samoa election; Qantas has just resumed flights again between
Australia and New Caledonia.

0650: Solomon Islands received US$130M for airport and infrastructure improvements from the World Bank.

0656: repeat of 0629 media training announcement; commercial for "IDA Pacific" pharmaceutical company, distributor
of "IDA Foundation" products (often heard).

0700-0717: News/sports in Bislama (lengthy item about China/Vanuatu relations, etc.).

0731: Health program with discussion in Bislama about how to tell the difference between having a "flu" or "influenza."  

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



Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano Jun 13 (Mon), 2022 15:00 UTC No.5075
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1047- UT, June 13 (Monday). 
I heard a Burmese cover version of “Hold You Down - JLo f/ Fat Joe“.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9157.mp3 .

* Myanmar version
A Myae' Tan Yone Kyi Tal - Sai Sai Kham Leng f/ Thiri Swe :
https://youtu.be/QTRhlSLF8Wg

* Original version
Hold You Down - Jennifer Lopez f/ Fat Joe :
https://youtu.be/-VFnlrHphjE

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jun 23 (Thu), 2022 12:11 UTC No.5076
VANUATU. 11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, *0559-0940 UT, June 23. Mostly fair-good; very readable the whole time;
7890 also heard, but not 15780 and 3945 mostly unusable. Some highlights:

0559: Commercial announcement in English for different TV plans that are available for various number of channels; PSA
for the "Australia Awards Scholarships."

0601-0605: News/sports in Bislama (number of COVID cases in the last 48 hours; outbreak of polio in London; Vanuatu
wins medals for weightlifting at the Pacific Mini Games; etc.).

0606 and 0700: Promo for listening to BBCWS in Port Vila, on 104 FM. Brief audio attached.

0636: Musical montage SA; "Radio Vanuatu . . Kingdom of Tonga . . Solomon Islands . . Voice of Papua New Guinea . ."

0642: Item about American Samoa to have a 42 megawatt power supply.

0701-0723: News/sports/weather in Bislama.

0731-0742: Discussion about sexually transmitted infections. 0743: SA "Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi."

0753: Country and western song (Vince Gill - "When I Call Your Name"), but mostly played nice island songs.

0902+: Part two of a radio drama in Bislama.

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


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Re: China - CHBC (6185 kHz.) and Voice of Strait (4900 & 4940 kHz.) - Ron Howard Jun 25 (Sat), 2022 20:20 UTC No.5077
CHINA. Recently CHBC (6185 kHz.) was off the air due to routine maintenance, but on June 24 noted
them back again (1030+ UT). Now I want to share the following article that was forwarded to me by
Dr. Hansjörg Biener (Germany), presenting a political analysis from a Taiwanese viewpoint. Appreciate
very much receiving this info.

https://globaltaiwan.org/2017/02/15-gtb-2-7/

"The Role of PLA Base 311 in Political Warfare against Taiwan (Part 3) - By Elsa B. Kania

Elsa Kania is an analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) utilizes techniques and methods associated with the “three warfares” to target
Taiwan, particularly through the efforts of the former General Political Department’s (GPD) Base 311 (61716 部隊),
its “Public Opinion Warfare, Psychological Warfare, and Legal Warfare Base” (輿論戰心理戰法律戰基地). Base 311,
which has its headquarters in Fujian, within Fuzhou province, seemingly oversees at least six regiments that are
responsible for engaging in the three warfares against Taiwan, including through multiple forms of propaganda.

While a comprehensive analysis of Base 311 would be beyond the scope of this article, an overview of its recent
activities offers an illustration of its efforts to influence public opinion in Taiwan, including through associated
proxy organizations, in peacetime. In a wartime scenario, Base 311’s engagement in the three warfares could be
impacted by the PLA’s organizational reforms, which may enable increased coordination of these political warfare
activities with information warfare.

Targeting Taiwan in Peacetime

In peacetime, Base 311’s employment of the three warfares has included the utilization of a commercial front, the
China Huayi Broadcasting Corporation (中國華藝廣播公司, CHBC). Established in 1991, CHBC focuses on
Taiwan-related content, including the Voice of the Taiwan Strait. CHBC describes itself as seeking to “promote
Chinese culture” and emphasizes that, “cohering [凝聚] compatriots’ feelings” is the company’s abiding purpose.
Its coverage of Taiwan is routinely negative, often highlighting political contention and social issues.

While there is relatively limited information available regarding the activities of Base 311 itself, CHBC maintains a
much higher public profile, including through its involvement in multiple cross-Strait forums and exchanges. Typically,
the commander of Base 311 is dual-hatted as the CEO (or chairman, 董事長) of CHBC. Major General Wang Shu
(汪澍), who became the commander of Base 311 in 2010, was concurrently the chairman of CHBC. Since Wang
Shu was promoted to become the director of the Nanjing Political Institute in 2015, there has been no official
announcement regarding who would take over his role as commander of Base 311. However, since about mid-2015,
Qiu Yu (邱雨) has been identified as the chairman of CHBC,[1] which may be an indication that he has taken on the
role of commander of Base 311 as well. Since there is minimal information available about him under that name, he
may also use a pseudonym to distinguish his PLA and CHBC personas.

In peacetime, CHBC’s attempts to influence public opinion have involved organizing cross-Strait exchanges, including
the following, held within several months of each other in 2016:

In August, CHBC was involved in organizing a cross-Strait college students’ exchange involving a community activities
planning competition held in Fuzhou. In September, CHBC organized activities on “Sun Yat-sen thought” for students
from elite Taiwanese universities that highlighted his commitment to national unification (国家统一) and national
rejuvenation (民族振興). In November, CHBC, along with partners including the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office
and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, organized a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of
the birth of Sun Yat-sen that brought together youth delegates from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China.
In his remarks, Qiu Yu (邱雨) called for promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and the great
rejuvenation of the Chinese nationality (中華民族的偉大復興).

Beyond CHBC’s broadcasting and propaganda activities, Base 311 also appears to be linked to the Collaborative
Innovation Center for the Peaceful Development of Cross-Strait Relations (兩岸關係和平發展協同創新中心). Ai Songru
(艾松如), a psychological warfare specialist in the PLA, has been identified by multiple sources as CHBC’s Director
and General Manager (董事、總經理), since at least 2011, under the pseudonym Ai Ke (艾克), seemingly to distinguish his
PLA and CHBC activities.[2] Ai Songru has also been described as the executive director of the Collaborative Innovation
Center for the Peaceful Development of Cross-Strait Relations. This center, established in 2012 at Xiamen University,
has the objective and mandate “to promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and eventually reunify
the nation.” In particular, it seeks to become “the most authoritative and influential source of information and
scholarship on Taiwan studies in the world.”

These attempts to establish its authoritativeness and influence public opinion on Taiwan have included hosting a
variety of events and exchanges related to issues in cross-Strait relations, including the Dajiang Forum; frequent
publications in Chinese-language and English-language platforms; and participation in international conferences.
Although its activities may appear relatively innocuous, the linkage of CICCSR to CHBC and thus to Base 311 indicates
the intention to influence that underlies its engagement with Taiwanese and international audiences.

The Future of the Three Warfares in Wartime?

Looking forward, Base 311’s position and function within the PLA may evolve as a result of the ongoing organizational
reforms. There are indications that Base 311, previously subordinate to the former GPD, may now be under the aegis
of the PLA’s new Strategic Support Force (戰略支援部隊), based on a number of personnel transfers. Although there is
not yet a definitive indication that this change has occurred, such a shift would be consistent with a broader pattern
in which the majority of the four former General Departments’ operational units appear to have been transferred to
the SSF.

The transfer of Base 311 to the SSF could reflect the PLA’s intensified focus on ensuring the operational impact of
the three warfares in a warfighting context (see part 2). In practice, the conceptual framework of the three warfares
is closely linked to the PLA’s strategic thinking on information warfare, which incorporates cyber warfare, electronic
warfare, and also psychological warfare. In this regard, a potential organizational shift could prelude an enhanced
focus on integrating the three warfares into information operations on the battlefield. In particular, the potential coordination of the PLA’s cyber and psychological warfare capabilities could enable more effective “cyber psychological warfare.”

At this point, it is unclear how and to what extent Base 311’s activities, including those of its front organizations,
will continue to be coordinated with other key actors in the PLA’s political work/warfare system in the future.
For instance, there are indications that Base 311 previously collaborated with or otherwise provided support to
he former GPD Liaison Department (總政治部聯絡部), the Chinese Communist Party’s Taiwan Propaganda Leading Small Group,
and also the Taiwan Affairs Leading Small Group, based on reports of interactions with figures from these organizations.
Such collaborations will likely continue, but the coordination of these various political warfare activities could
remain a challenge for the PLA.

Conclusion

The PLA’s efforts to target Taiwan in peacetime have involved extensive propaganda and also exchange activities
organized by front organizations. In wartime, Base 311 would take on a much more active, combat-oriented function,
in coordination with kinetic and information operations. Although the design of effective countermeasures against the
three warfares could prove challenging, further attempts to enhance transparency regarding these activities and their
underlying intentions may constitute an initial step toward undermining their efficacy."

- - - - - - This corresponds nicely with what I had been reading about the Voice of Strait (4900 & 4940 kHz.):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_the_Strait

"In 2015 the unit which operates Voice of the Strait was transferred from the People's Liberation Army General Political
Department to the People's Liberation Army Strategic Support Force becoming PLASSF Base 311. Base 311 (also
known as PLA Unit 61716) is primarily responsible for psychological warfare operations against Taiwan."

Ron
California





Re: Taiwan - Fu Hsing BS - Ron Howard Jun 25 (Sat), 2022 20:23 UTC No.5078
TAIWAN. 15375 (much stronger in USB, while very weak in LSB), Fu Hsing BS, 0845-0902* UT, June 25 (Saturday). 
This frequency is now being heard with terribly distorted audio, which is a recent development! Heard the
weekend only program yīnyuè dìqiúcūn (音樂地球村 - Music Global Village); variety of music (Vangelis -
instrumental "Chariots of Fire"; subcontinent music with singing in what sounded like Hindi; etc.);
audio ended at 0902, but xmtr still on with dead air when tuned-away at 0910. Yesterday noted cut off
at 0900*. The // 9410 // 9774 heard with only carriers.

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



Re: Malaysia - Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) reactivated with good signal - Ron Howard Jun 27 (Mon), 2022 16:59 UTC No.5079
MALAYSIA. Very good news! On June 27 found this country now with two active SW stations, both well heard.
What has happened on 9835? Did they totally overhaul the former xmtr or is this new? Brief audio attached.

11665, Wai FM. Doing my usual monitoring here at 1341 UT, to hear the often heard indigenous praying/chanting;
for a while now this has been routinely heard with good reception.

Checking 9835, amazed to find Sarawak FM, via Kajang (on the west coast of the Malaysia peninsular), on the air again
after a considerable absence; good signal; at 1352, long musical montage featuring their many types of "lagu" (music);
1359, "R-T-M" SAs and mentioning some of their various stations; into the news in vernacular, but cut off at 1401* UT,
with the first item about the University of Malaysia.


5079.mp3
Re: Malaysia - Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) reactivated with good signal - Ron Howard Jun 28 (Tue), 2022 02:32 UTC No.5080
A quick reply from < khair@rtm.gov.my > to my email congratulating RTM on the reactivation of Sarawak FM 
on SW and asking if their good reception now was due to a new xmtr or just a repair of their old one? Asked the
same question regarding the good reception on 11665 (Wai FM) that I have had since about April.

"Thank you for your signal report. We manage to repair and up our transmitter on the air now since March 2022
due to a transmitter problem."

Ts. KHAIRUDDIN HJ OSMAN
Head of Assistant Director (Operation)
Seksyen Teknikal Rangkaian
Bahagian Perkhidmatan Teknikal
Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia

So seems both frequencies are actually from their repaired transmitters.

Ron



Re: Malaysia - Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) reactivated with good signal - Ron Howard Jun 28 (Tue), 2022 14:18 UTC No.5081
A quick reply from < khair@rtm.gov.my > to my email congratulating RTM on the reactivation of Sarawak FM
on SW and asking if their good reception now was due to a new xmtr or just a repair of their old one? Asked the
same question regarding the good reception on 11665 (Wai FM) that I have had since about April.

"Thank you for your signal report. We manage to repair and up our transmitter on the air now since March 2022
due to a transmitter problem."

Ts. KHAIRUDDIN HJ OSMAN
Head of Assistant Director (Operation)
Seksyen Teknikal Rangkaian
Bahagian Perkhidmatan Teknikal
Jabatan Penyiaran Malaysia

So seems both frequencies are actually from their repaired transmitters.

Ron
California



Re: China - Voice of Strait relaying CNR1 - Ron Howard Jul 09 (Sat), 2022 11:47 UTC No.5083
CHINA. Voice of Strait with new schedule? July 8 & 9. From 1038 (tune-in) till 1100 UT; 
instead of the usual VOS programs, heard 4900 // 4940 clearly with relay of CNR1 (// 6125),
all with fair signals; at 1100, both VOS frequenciesended CNR1 coverage and went to their
individual VOS programming; both no longer //. Certainly this is a newdevelopment, but is
it really a regular segment now?

Ron
California



Re: Japan: HFD Radio Station JG2XA currently off the air (5006 // 8006 kHz.) - Ron Howard Jul 12 (Tue), 2022 00:55 UTC No.5084
JAPAN[non-log]. 5006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA. July 11, from 1217+ UT. Have not checked on this frequency
or // 8006 recently, but today both clearly off the air. These low powered stations (the last I knew they were 60W)
are carrying out a HF-Doppler (HFD) project. (Ron - California)

- - - - In about one hour, a quick reply to my email to the professor regarding the absence of 5006 & 8006 kHz.

"Hi Ron,

Thanks for your message. As you wrote, we have been silent since 17:24 JST [0824 UT - Ron] on July 11.
This is because we need to replace the air-conditioning system in the operation room. Hopefully the system
will be back in a few days. Thanks!

Keisuke HOSOKAWA, Ph.D.

Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics,
University of Electro-Communications
1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, JAPAN

TEL: +81-42-443-5299 FAX: +81-42-443-5293
E-mail: keisuke.hosokawa@uec.ac.jp
WWW: http://gwave.cei.uec.ac.jp/~hosokawa/index.html "



Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. (ex: 5985 kHz.) - Ron Howard Jul 27 (Wed), 2022 02:51 UTC No.5085


MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio (ex: 5985), July 26, from 1238+ UT. Doing better than usual against
CRI QRM (1200-1400), in fact today was stronger than China. Is the 5985 xmtr down or is this just
a new schedule? After 1400+, fairly good reception. First noted this change on July 24.

My audio of a portion of their Buddhist segment (nice Buddhist bell) and then intro to English
segment - https://bit.ly/3zACIc3 . Still announcing 5985 kHz. Frankly I like 9730 much better
than 5985!

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



Re:Korea: Changes for Voice of the People and VOH - Ron Howard Jul 27 (Wed), 2022 04:22 UTC No.5086
KOREA SOUTH. Echo of Hope - VOH, frequencies for this week (July 25-31): 3985 // 4880 // 5995 // 6245 // 6350 // 9095 kHz.

Voice of the People: Some good news; several of their frequencies have not been jammed for over a week now;
3480 (as usual, not jammed) // 3910 (good - not jammed now) // 3930 (good - not jammed now) // 4450 // 6520 // 6600,
at 1318 UT on July 26; heard a program I was not familiar with. My 3910 audio - https://bit.ly/3cyjWca . Surprised at
1520 to find VOP clearly off the air on 3480, 3910, 3930, 4450 (not sure about 6520 & 6600).

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



Re: Korea - Ron Howard Aug 16 (Tue), 2022 10:10 UTC No.5087
Aug 15 (Monday) observations:

Voice of Freedom: 5920, not jammed, but moderate QRN, at 1150 UT.
Aug 11, was the first day VOF was on 5920 (ex: 6045) and found strong QRM from 1300 to 1400 UT,
from Shiokaze/Sea Breeze.

On 6045 & 6135, super jamming from N. Korea against no known stations.

Frequencies for this week (Aug 15-21 [Mon-Sun]):

Echo of Hope - VOH: 3990 // 4885 // 6000 // 6250 // 6355 // 9100, at 1140 UT, with weekday only English language
lessons.
On Aug 14 (Sunday), the VOH weekend only program at 1125 UT, with the reading of the "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
Stone" story in English, with lengthy explanations in Korea.

Voice of the People: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 (these three were fair with no jamming) // 4450 // 6520 // 6600, at 1145 UT.

Ron
California



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Aug 16 (Tue), 2022 10:15 UTC No.5088
Radio Vanuatu - Am happy to find they are now giving frequent SAs as "Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi."
They continue to have decent reception on 11835 (3rd harmonic of 3945) !! SAs & weather audio attached.


5088.mp3
Re: Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045 kHz.) - Amano Aug 17 (Wed), 2022 11:40 UTC No.5089
Hi Ron-san
いつもありがとうございます。
Your audio of Radio Vanuatu is so amazing!
SAs as "Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi." (00:07-00:10, 01:23-01:26) can be heard clearly.
Thank you for the information about Korea.
Based on your information, I heard VOF today.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom (ex: 6045), Aug 17, from 0753- UT.
Start VOF without jamming.
But about 1 minute later, North Korea started bubble jamming.
My audio is attached.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip


5089.mp3



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