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Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] --- XYZ - Mar 16 (Thu), 2023 01:12 UTC No.5425
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Re: Australia on 5045 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 16 (Thu), 2023 12:07 UTC No.5426
RE: Australia on 5045 kHz.:

Received a nice reply back from Shannon, after emailing today's report and audio to the station.
He informs me that the station plays TWO DIFFERENT PLAYLISTS. His format/playlist is more of heavy
rock music - "More rockier party stuff is a rebroadcast of my 88fm we are now called 'bayislands
radio,' this has IDs and couple adds so you know it's me," which is what I reported hearing back
on Feb 27 (s, etc.).

While it is Kevin, the licensed station owner, who's format/playlist I actually heard today, with
no SAs, etc.
 
So Kevin and Shannon both share airtime on 5045!

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - Ron Howard Mar 16 (Thu), 2023 12:09 UTC No.5427
Sorry - typo - corrected: "on Feb 27 (SAs, etc.). 



Re: Australia - Bay Islands Radio and Radio DX - Ron Howard Mar 17 (Fri), 2023 01:04 UTC No.5428

Shannon has kindly replied to my further inquiry about his SW operation, in addition to the information he
has already sent me in his first email that I posted yesterday (" . . . So Kevin and Shannon both share
airtime on 5045!").

First of all, I need to correct one item in my logs. "Island FM" is the wrong name and should not be used.
The station's correct name is "Bay Islands Radio," with no reference at all to "Island FM."

Per Shannon's second email:

"Antenna was made by me. It's a standard dipole with a homemade ugly balun feeding it up about 13m.
It sits just under my FM antenna... we can go to 16m, but the telescopic poles are aluminum and with
our island [Russell Island] winds here I didn't want to go higher...

Things are in the works to put up a vertical to try .. Kevin wants local coverage, but I will put it on
a switch with the dipole.

Transmitter is a brand new Australian made srk transmitter, 150-200 carrier,  500-600 watts pep
($6500 aussie).

We had another one from pll.gr which lasted 2 min and took 12 months to get our money back. We were
previously on a 'stretchy transmitter' from England which was quite a reliable little rig."

Pictures from Shannon:

5045 kHz. transmitter - https://app.box.com/s/quw05fbsqz2mp38tpm8rukdc17ouapnq .
Antenna - https://app.box.com/s/x2h2w8chhstllzmkvhmxg0wrh9hvxtyw and
https://app.box.com/s/29x2d6u2qhmt2rderxwq1qk8fbtxdblr .
88.0 MHz. FM transmitter - https://app.box.com/s/syduk17oi4664547jg2le7n1zcfuio9g .

Am very grateful to Shannon for providing this interesting information. Is extremely nice to now be able
to visualize what the SW station looks like, as I listen to Kevin and Shannon's enjoyable playlists.

Am also very appreciative to Nick, who had recently been testing his "Radio DX" transmitter on Norfolk
Island, also on 5045 kHz. He provided a picture of the Radio DX's antenna, with a base insulator and
vertical wire. Nick is on a hilltop, 140m above the ocean and the antenna is suspended from 50m tall
pine tree. Thanks, Nick!! https://app.box.com/s/a8kap4o851ej7hlja1uk8tlthjrncpez .

Australia still has some wonderful opportunities for SW DX!!  
 
Ron
California



Re: Voice of Mongolia (12014.87 kHz.) - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Sun), 2023 05:25 UTC No.5429
I have recently been enjoying some fairly decent reception of the Voice of Mongolia (12014.87). 
Heard 1040 to sign off at 1100 UT, on March 17; in Japanese, with some very nice Asian instrumental
music; not great reception, but not too bad, even with CODAR QRM. My audio of one minute of music,
followed by the sign off ID (fairly clear "Voice of Mongolia" and Website) at https://app.box.com/s/uwsb641m663rei5knddioppb7ue4xh61 .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Sun), 2023 20:26 UTC No.5430
AUSTRALIA. 5055, Radio 4KZ, 0812+ UT, March 18. Mostly pop songs; Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Knock Three Times,"
Rod Stewart - "Maggie May," Hall and Oates - "Rich Girl," Dionne Warwick - "That's What Friends Are For, etc.;
slightly better than normal reception; just good enough to be able to ID a few songs.

CHINA. 4990, PBS Hunan, 1325-1415 UT, March 19. Well above the norm; in Chinese with on-air phone conversations;
1335+, with EZL songs; not often heard at this fair level.

6060 // 7225, Sichuan Ethnic Radio (Sichuan PBS-2), 1300 UT, March 19. The normal multi-language SAs ("Sìchuān
mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio"); into vernacular; unusual to find both frequencies doing well, as normally
6060 is much stronger.

6105-USB, VC01, 1240 UT, March 19. The Chinese Military numbers station is still here at 1240 UT, March 11; woman
reading numbers in Chinese; underneath very heavy QRM. Also at 1005 UT, on March 17.

KOREA SOUTH. 6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 1210 UT, March 17. In Korea with "KBS News at 9" (9 PM KST),
which was the audio feed from KBS1-TV - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=METr_AoRMHw ; light N. Korean jamming.

9100 // 6250, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0724 UT, March 18 (Saturday). Continuing with the weekend only reading of a
portion of Chapter 12 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (segment about the cloak of invisibility),
along with lengthy explanations in Korean; nice to catch them this early with decent reception. Still with a
four hour program loop.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1416+ UT, March 19. Fair reception with radio drama; // 9820, very much blocked
by CNR2, which was nice at 1430 to hear the usual BoH (not given at ToH) SA in English - "This is C-N-R Business
Radio."

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC - Voice of the Nation, 1213+ UT, March 17. Running well past their normal 1200*; playing
non-stop pop songs; still on at 1335.

Last year, on Sept 23, SIBC had a special 70th anniversary broadcast and indicated reception reports would be verified
with a special SIBC e-QSL card, but I never received one, nor have I seen any reports of it being issued to anyone!  

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu. Back on March 16, I reported "0637-0639, dead air with no audio," which must have been
the start of their transmitter problems. March 18, from 0625-0640 UT, had befinite audio in Bislama, but from 0640+
there was no audio at all, just an open carrier/dead air, past 0735+.

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



Re: CORRECTION - Voice of Mongolia actually heard on 12084.87 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 21 (Tue), 2023 00:08 UTC No.5431
Thanks very much to Glenn Hauser, for noticing my strange posting. I had the wrong frequency for the Voice of Mongolia.
I definitely heard them on 12084.87, NOT 12014.87. Very sorry for my mistake!

Corrected log:

Even over here on the California coast, I have recently been enjoying some fairly decent reception of the Voice of Mongolia
(12084.87). Heard 1040 to sign off at 1100 UT, on March 17; in Japanese, with some very nice Asian instrumental music;
not great reception, but not too bad, even with CODAR QRM. My audio of one minute of music, followed by the sign off SA
(fairly clear "Voice of Mongolia" and Website) at https://app.box.com/s/uwsb641m663rei5knddioppb7ue4xh61 .

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - XYZ Mar 22 (Wed), 2023 12:05 UTC No.5432
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


This work will take time, so I will be away for a little while longer.

Thanks & FB DXing !!



Re: Indonesia - Balinese Hindu New Year's Day - Hari Raya Nyepi - Day of Silence - Ron Howard Mar 22 (Wed), 2023 19:54 UTC No.5433

INDONESIA[and non]. 7289.93, RRI Nabire, on March 20, with above average reception from 0810+ UT; mostly EZL songs
and some announcers; 0913-0919, the usual Shalawat Tarhim prayer followed 0919-0924 with Maghrib (sunset) Islamic
call-to-prayer; more EZL songs till it was blocked at 0931, with the start of a strong CRI.
My audio is posted at https://app.box.com/s/m5whosdgc393o77avzvdrb9zwlt8juub .

WRMI relay of the Voice of Indonesia (Channel Two), on 7780, at 0805 UT, on March 22; DJ with the "Indonesia Today"
program in English; VOI ID; announced that today is the Balinese Hindu New Year's Day and the Day of Silence holiday;
fair reception.

Indonesia is of course predominantly Muslim, except for Bali, which is about 85% Hindu.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - XYZ Mar 23 (Thu), 2023 02:26 UTC No.5434
-0220-
7720kHz SK, Echo oh Hope - VOH, // 6350kHz, NEW frequency
9100kHz NO signal, Maybe 7720kHz instead.




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - XYZ Mar 24 (Fri), 2023 08:19 UTC No.5435
-0810-
SK:
Voice of the People : 4450 / 6520 / 6600 kHz
Echo of Hope - VOH : 4885 / 6250 / 7720 kHz
Voice of Freedom : 5920 kHz

7260kHz VANUATU
7290kHz (weak signal), 7289.94kHz



Re: Korea: March 23-24, 2023 - Ron Howard Mar 25 (Sat), 2023 04:37 UTC No.5436

KOREA SOUTH: Echo of Hope - VOH. Thanks to the timely alert from Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan), I was able to
hear the new VOH frequency of 7720 kHz. (ex: 9100), on both March 23 & 24.

https://app.box.com/s/fw9sl8utq1mp5w5u86zx0d37pah49pcn contains my recording made March 24, at 1150 UT; the
closing segment of the "Wang cho bo yeong-eo" (translated into English - Beginner's English) TV program; the show
started at 1124 (and closes) with their theme song - "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben Martinez);
same program broadcast both days; also // to the usual 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350. Are they back to six
frequencies now or is there a seventh frequency someplace? Also heard this same program on March 23, at 1524 till
1553 UT; confirming their four hour program loop.

Voice of the People, 3910 kHz., start of a program at 1417 UT, March 23; heard after the news ("bodo"); also // 3480
// 3930 // 4450 // 4560 // 6520 // 6600 kHz. My audio - https://app.box.com/s/vbaumduw3ao17hui610ah5tkqov64089 .

Voice of Freedom, 5920 kHz. March 23 recordings:

1430 UT -  "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power) - https://app.box.com/s/yyawsqf6j59yz30b5w3zgp9w31py976e .

1500 - SA & "Bodo gwangjang" (News plaza) - https://app.box.com/s/bip7vdymnjp3pxtzv7rxge3czr96eiex .
 
VOF March 24 recording:

1115 UT - "Ingwon baloalgi" (Getting to know human rights) - https://app.box.com/s/cxa2dn7mu94nuuv6dqlistwg8yq78xer .

BTW -  North Korea: KCBS Pyongyang on 3220 kHz. has been absent for a while now!

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



Re: Korea: March 23-24, 2023 - Amano Mar 25 (Sat), 2023 11:55 UTC No.5437
Greeting from Japan! Thank you so much, Ron-san, for the great audio about Korea South station! Amano

>VOF March 24 recording:
>1115 UT - https://app.box.com/s/cxa2dn7mu94nuuv6dqlistwg8yq78xer .

This program is
"Dodbogilo boneun sesang" (The world through a magnifying glasses).

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM (11665 kHz.) - Amano Mar 25 (Sat), 2023 12:25 UTC No.5438
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM:

March 19 - 2150-2330+ UT.
Early morning in Japan, it is possible to hear well without interference from start to 2330 UT.
The transmitter has been fixed and is very comfortable.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9402.mp3 .
00:00-02:00, 2200’00“-2202’00“ UT, Pengerak Pagi opening.
02:00-06:00, 2212’00“-2216’00“ UT, Pengerak Pagi on Wai FM SJ and spot.

* 9835 kHz, Sarawak-FM, No signal.

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



Re: Correction - Korea: March 23-24, 2023 - Ron Howard Mar 25 (Sat), 2023 17:03 UTC No.5439
Thank you very much, Amano (Japan) for the correction for my March 24 recording at 1115 UT.
I always greatly appreciate your feedback and guidance! Thanks again!!

Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - Ron Howard Mar 27 (Mon), 2023 12:11 UTC No.5440
Observations for March 27 (Monday):

AUSTRALIA[non-log]. 5045, Bay Islands Radio, has not been heard for a while now!

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire, 0817-0848* UT; not the normal format, but instead must be different due to Ramadan;
usually it is 95% non-stop EZL songs, but today non-stop announcers (no music) till cut off in mid-sentence; signal
slowly improving.

KOREA SOUTH. 7720, Echo of Hope - VOH, 0945+ UT. Start of the audio feed of the English language lesson with news
headlines (sudden collapse of SVB Financial Group, etc.); Sue Choi's EBS "Morning Special" program, which was
originally broadcast back on March 13 and as seen on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDqQWM4zEd0
(interesting to actually see the announcers!).

UNID. 7325-USB, 0956-0957 UT. I often check this frequency in the hope that Wantok Radio Light (PNG) will reactivate,
but I never heard anything before 0957, so I was very surprised to hear a station only in USB, playing a pop song till
totally blocked by the start of CRI at *0957. Is this a pirate or what?
My audio - https://app.box.com/s/c3dfnb34kth6si5nllsmjwjp71m99je8 .

Ron
California



Re: UNID on 7325-USB. - Amano Mar 27 (Mon), 2023 16:35 UTC No.5441
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for your always interesting information!

> My audio - https://app.box.com/s/c3dfnb34kth6si5nllsmjwjp71m99je8 .

00:00-01:25, this song is Russian popular music.
«Магнитная Aномалия» Алло Стелла.
“Magnetic Anomaly“ by Allo Stella.
YouTube - https://youtu.be/6eK2C_Hvd2Q .

Is this Russian pirate or what?

01:25-01:35, 「♪雪花盛開在風中 是你緊緊抱著我 淚光・」
♪不想睡 - 梁靜茹
“Can't Fall Asleep“ by Fish Leong.
YouTube - https://youtu.be/0s25dR6LlT4 .
Ron-san’s audio, 01:25-01:35 // YouTube, 04:10-04:20.

This is CRI.

The original song is Japanese Okinawan music.
♪島唄 - The Boom
“Island Song“ by The Boom.
YouTube - https://youtu.be/-Dkxq9uSNQ4 .

Amano
Saitama, Japan



Re: UNID on 7325-USB - Ron Howard Mar 27 (Mon), 2023 22:59 UTC No.5442
Greetings, Amano, from California. Thanks for your input! Much appreciated!!

The UNID I heard on 7325-USB has been confirmed as the pirate Vostochnaya Zvezda (Eastern Star);
ex 4015-USB; located in the southwest of the USA.

Ron



Re: Unification Broadcasting (National Unity Radio) now on 7355 kHz. - Ron Howard Mar 28 (Tue), 2023 17:18 UTC No.5443
- - - posted to WORiog today (March 28):
Hi group,

A station in Korean has an extended service on 7355 kHz since 26 March. I can hear in on various Japanese Kiwi SDRs starting at 1200, it lasts until 1400 and beyond. Mostly easy talks and South Korean singers. Due to some family duties, can't listen or record the sign-on at 1200 exact.

No such entry in the KBS A23 sked. Any hint? BBC Korean via PHT is only registered here after 1530 (HFCC data).

73,
Dmitry
- - - - My reply:  

Dmitry - Thanks very much for your informative posting. 7355 kHz. perhaps will be free from N. Korea jamming
for a while now?

National Unification Broadcasting (National Unity Radio)
Korean : "Gugmin tong-il Bangsong"
Website : https://www.uni-media.net/?lang=en

https://www.uni-media.net/?page_id=45&mod=document&uid=36864

"It is a national unification broadcast.

From March 26, 2023, the summer shortwave frequency will change.

Frequency: 7355khz 

Broadcast time: 9-12 pm (Korean peninsula time)" [1200-1500 UT] [Formerly, when on ex: 5900 kHz., was
from 1100-1258 UT]

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [B22] ~ [A23] - XYZ Apr 01 (Sat), 2023 09:19 UTC No.5445
Ron-san and AMANO, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0910-

SK(government) changed schedule:
Voice of the People : 3480 / 3910 / 3930 / 4560 / 6520 / 6600 kHz
Echo of Hope - VOH : 3985 / 5995 / 6350 kHz
Voice of Freedom : 5920 kHz



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Apr 03 (Mon), 2023 22:07 UTC No.5447
CHINA. 17398-USB, Guangzhou Coast Radio Station, 0604-0607* UT, April 2. Pleased to find this is still active; 
in Chinese with assume marine weather; almost fair.

A reminder as to what this station is all about, from my 2013 eQSL (translated from Chinese):

"First of all, thank you for listening to our station's broadcast on safety information at sea. We confirm you heard
our station's weather forecast at sea ...

Guangzhou Coast Station was established to participate in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
(SOLAS) and to fulfill the responsibilities and obligations under the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It
provides safety information to ships at sea on distress alert, safety, rescue communication, ship-to-shore public
communication, weather forecast on China marine waters, and navigational warnings.

Every year we receive reception reports from radio listeners around the world. What makes us especially pleased is
our signals are heard as far as in the United States. We really appreciate you providing us with this information.
It is encouraging. We hope you will continue to follow our broadcasts with interest. We will try to provide the best
services to ships at sea.

Guangzhou Coast Station is located in Guangzhou city, which is in Guangdong Province of China. Guangzhou is a beautiful
city. We hope you will be able to visit Guangzhou some day.

Wish you great success and good health.

Mingbiao Luo
Guangzhou Coast Station"

INDONESIA[and non]. 7289.93, RRI Nabire, 0756-0812* UT, April 3. The usual EZL songs till 0809, when they
switched to an Islamic type of music (probably due to Ramadan!) and announcer; cut off in mid-sentence. The
cut off time varies a great deal, with some days going past 0930+.  

WRMI relay of the Voice of Indonesia - Channel Two, on 7780, at 0827 UT, April 3; native speaker of English
describing the tranquil scenery in Indonesia, "Land of the dragon."

KOREA NORTH[non]. 6040, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, 1317 UT, March 31. Dramatic presentation in Japanese;
1330, switched to Korean; very good reception; // 6165, with strong CNR6 QRM (Shiokaze with another poor
frequency assignment!).

KOREA SOUTH. 7355, National Unification Broadcasting (National Unity Radio), 1245 UT, March 31. Started the
brief Chinese language lesson with the usual theme song, which I very much enjoy, by Joyce Chu (a Malaysian
singer) "Hao xiang ni - I Miss You“ ( https://youtu.be/fdQgPu3iUYk ).

Back on Feb 16, I had a native speaker of Chinese (Mandarin) listen to the NUR lesson on 5900 and she indicated:

"It's a very bad Chinese lesson, the speaker speaks in wrong tones, so I didn't immediately understand what she
was talking about. . ."

Today she listened to my audio and commented that it was another terrible lesson, with the wrong pronunciations and
content not making any sense. So the quality of the lessons varies a lot from day-to-day! I really miss the former English
language lessons that NUR aired years ago - https://app.box.com/s/4sw0eibfxbsn1babbi56u1uagkosz9h2 . Those were fun!

NIGERIA. 7254.94, VON, noted cut off at 0619* UT, April 2; good signal strength, but only moderate audio level.

VANUATU. 5040, Radio Vanuatu, 0659-0750 UT, April 3. "BBC World Service" promo, available on 104 FM Port Vila
(my audio attached); 0701-0713, news in Bislama (several items about the number of households in Vanuatu without
clean water and food, a month after the recent natural disasters [news story - http://bit.ly/3U72sVZ ], etc.);
island pop songs; 0730+, generic PSA about cyclones; somewhat readable.

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


5447.mp3
Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Amano Apr 04 (Tue), 2023 16:35 UTC No.5448
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban, *2152-2350 UT, April 3.
In the morning in Japan, Wai FM sounds good without interference.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9408.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 2157’30“-2158’30“ UT, SA "Wai FM, Segulai Sejalai".
* 01:00-06:00, 2200’00“-2205’00“ UT, Pengerak Pagi opening.

BRAZIL. 9665, Radio Voz Missionaria, 0740-0950 UT, April 4.
In the evening in Japan, you can enjoy ​Brazilian radio stations in the morning.
I heard the Brazilian national anthem.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9412.mp3 .
* 00:00-07:30, 0757’00“-0804’30“ UT.

KOREA SOUTH. back on the alternate frequency of 6045 (ex: 5920), VOF, 1255 UT, April 4.
North Korean super jamming is strong on 6045 kHz.

KOREA SOUTH. 7355, National Unity Radio, 1247 UT, April 4.
Started the brief Chinese language lesson with the usual theme song.
My audio is attached.
* 00:00-01:30, 1246’50“-1248’20“ UT.

The theme song is "Hao xiang ni 好想你 - I Miss You“ by Joyce Chu 四葉草.
I like the feat Namewee 黃明志 version, too.
https://youtu.be/kK1MaJ6xX-s .

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


5448.mp3
Re: Korea - Ron Howard Apr 06 (Thu), 2023 14:13 UTC No.5449
Thanks Amano, for your interesting logs! Always enjoy learning what you are hearing!! 

Thanks to the motivation from Martyn Williams, who is presently in Seoul, here are my April 6 observations:

KCBS - at 1145 UT, heard 3250 // 6099.95 (after 1200, strong CRI QRM) // 11680 (good, with the best
reception, but after 1200, strong CRI QRM); also noted carrier on 3959.0, but No Audio noted. For some
time now, have noted no 3220!

PBS - at 1150 UT, heard 3320 // 6160 (good).

Echo of Hope - VOH - at 1153 UT, the usual weekday EBS TV audio feed for the English language lesson
("Wang cho bo yeong-eo" - Beginner's English); "Thank you for helping me," Make yourself at home." Still
with a four hour program loop, repeating the same shows every 4 hours; 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 //
6350 (good) // 7720 (the best!).

Voice of the People - at 1140 UT, the usual 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 // 6520 (extremely poor) // 6600.

Voice of Freedom - at 1158 UT, the closing ID for "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power); 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;
back on alternate 6045 (ex: 5920); No Jamming at all, so good reception.
My audio is at https://app.box.com/s/cjolevjwf99qzqvpqjogv8x5v1tob5tu .

National Unity Radio - at 1210 UT, now jammed on 7355, but still fair reception.

Ron
California



Re: Colombia - LV de tu Conciencia (reactivated on 6010 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 06 (Thu), 2023 15:43 UTC No.5450

Greetings from California! This might be of interest, as the station had been silent for a while.

COLOMBIA. 6010, LV de tu Conciencia, 0545-0640 UT, on April 6. Reactivated after a considerable absence (Easter
is almost here!); mostly non-stop eclectic selections of music and songs; of course many LA songs, but also noted 
a Viennese Waltz of Johann Strauss (my audio - https://app.box.com/s/4zrxddfoyleaoluf2aps841pwwjaq839 ) and a song
by Bob Dylan. There was a lot of QRN tonight, so I was not able to make out what the brief announcers said, but
assume the station SA? Wonderful to have this Colombian station back again!

Thanks very much to Rafael Rodríguez R. (QSL Manager < rafaelcoldx@yahoo.com > ) for the quick reply to my reception
report. Am very happy with the confirmation of my reception!

My eQSL posted at https://app.box.com/s/ab1knycnebxf1a60p3lbk0pizd3pv4mv and station pennant
at https://app.box.com/s/qjmo3d21qk3mf4gelcy85xzggpd26mmu .

Ron



Re: Radio Vanuatu (7260 & 11835 third harmonic [ex: 5040]) - Ron Howard Apr 06 (Thu), 2023 15:48 UTC No.5451

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0640 till cut off at 0658* UT (seconds before 0659), on April 6; fair reception.
Yesterday was still on ex: 5040.

11835 (3rd harmonic of 3945), Radio Vanuatu, *0659 UT, April 6. Outstanding reception:

0700-0713 UT - Time check (6 o'clock); news/sports in Bislama. Was able to understand just about every news item.
The lead story was the eruption of the Yasur volcano in Vanuatu; over 1,000 persons today attended the parade in
Port Vila to celebrate the UN General Assembly adopting the resolution requesting the International Court of Justice
provide an advisory opinion concerning climate change, which was proposed by Vanuatu; "Vila Central Hospital"
reports a high number of diarrhea cases; Aussie sound bite in English about the stress and worry people have had
due to the recent cyclones; item about Australian football; etc.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Apr 09 (Sun), 2023 04:17 UTC No.5452

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire, 0802 till cut off at 0910* UT, April 8. Tuned in to EZL music which switched to
Islamic type music (due to Ramadan); 0815-0857, non-stop announcers (another anomaly due to Ramadan,
normally playing mostly EZL songs!); 0857, EZL song and announcers; 0904, brief Islamic sounding music
before the Islamic Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer, which today was without the usual pre-Shalawat Tarhim
prayer; cut off in mid-sentence.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0650 till cut off at 0658:52* UT, on April 8; fair reception.

11835 (3rd harmonic of 3945), Radio Vanuatu, *0659+ UT, April 8. Another entertaining reception (mostly readable!):

0700-0711 - Time check (6 o'clock); news/sports/weather in Bislama. Was able to understand just about every news
item. Lead item about Solomon Airlines has sent an aircraft to assist Vanuatu’s recovery efforts following the
devastation caused by cyclones earlier this month; Japan has provided Vanuatu airport with a new 6,000 litre
fire truck; former Premier Daniel Suidani has been disqualified from government office due to his opposition
to the government's China policy; warning about radiation from cellphones and mentions a study done in California.

0711+ - As it is Easter weekend, mostly non-stop religious (Christian) songs in English.

0744 - Promo in English for the University of the South Pacific's courses in French (brief audio attached).

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


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Amano Apr 12 (Wed), 2023 16:25 UTC No.5453
Hi Ron-san - Thank you for always providing interesting reception logs!!

BRAZIL. 9665, Radio Voz Missionaria, +0610-1000+ UT, April 8.
It's really nice to hear the station on the other side of Japan very well!
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9416.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 0808’00“-0809’00“ UT, SJ@Radio Voz Missionaria.

My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9421.mp3 .
* 00:00-07:35, 0903’10“-0910’45“ UT, Alvorada Sertaneja with Claudino da Silva.

My audio 00:00-07:35 // YouTube below 06:15-13:50.

https://www.youtube.com/live/mGeaItqZAug?feature=share&start=375&end=830 .

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban, *2148-2345+ UT, April 10.
At 2213 UT, what is this prayer-like chorus of men?
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9419.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:30, 2212’15“-2215’45“ UT.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Apr 12 (Wed), 2023 19:33 UTC No.5454
Hi Amano - Thank you for your continued monitoring of Wai FM. Is indeed wonderful for us to now be able to
really enjoy Wai FM programming. I only wish Sarawak FM (9835 kHz.) would resume broadcasting again!

Regarding your question - "what is this prayer-like chorus of men?":

My 2021 log: "11665, Wai FM, 1335-1401*, Jan 7 (Thursday). From 1335 to 1357, with non-stop Islamic chanting
(my poor quality audio is at https://app.box.com/s/fz28ys1o75yadt9stf8opx6n7uchm6dc ). . ."

But my friend Timm Breyel, of Malaysia, corrected me regarding the chanting. "By the way, the audio file for Wai
FM is not Islamic. If so, it would be in Arabic. It is one of the dialects spoken in Sabah, and possibly their
prayers." I always appreciate the informative observations from Timm, as he is there in Malaysia first hand!

Amano, thanks again for all your most helpful comments and observations!!

Ron
California



Re: ABC Australia programs via Radio Vanuatu in English - Ron Howard Apr 13 (Thu), 2023 10:18 UTC No.5455

VANUATU. 7260, ABC Australia via Radio Vanuatu, 0640-0658* UT, on April 13. All of the usual RV programs
preempted today! Turned into Kathryn Robinson, with her ABC "RN Drive" program; interview about student
loans; 0650, talking about the BBC.

11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, *0659+ UT, April 13. Amazing to hear ABC Australia programming here
with excellent reception; a break in the "RN Drive" show for the ABC five o'clock news (0700-0705), with item
about Tropical Cyclone Ilsa, etc.; "RN Drive" continued; 0730-0800, current affairs program in Pidgin(?), with
item about the coconut oil market in Vanuatu; ABC news (0800-0805); from 0805+, ABC sports program.

0700 UT - My eleven minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/xqab54k4vzt242kmdpwdn10fqddtxb1i . It would be
fantastic if Radio Vanuatu continued with this ABC schedule!

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Apr 14 (Fri), 2023 13:24 UTC No.5456
Ron-san and Amano, ITUMO ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-1320- 4885kHz, New type jammer ??



Re: Wai FM (11665 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 14 (Fri), 2023 17:57 UTC No.5457
Hi Amano - Wai FM (11665) continues with very good reception. Today from 1344 UT, again with religious 
chanting (which is often heard) in one of the dialects spoken in Sabah, and possibly their prayers, SA
and pop song; cut off at 1400*, in mid-song. My audio of chanting and ends with SA.

Ron
California


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Re: Wai FM (11665 kHz.) - Amano Apr 18 (Tue), 2023 17:40 UTC No.5458
Hi Ron-san - Thank you for the good Wai FM (11665)  reception audio from California.
SA can be heard clearly.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban, *2146-2240 UT, April 16.
*2146- Signing on.
-2149- SA@Wai FM, Segulai Sejalai.
-2200- Pengerak Pagi opening.
-2210- Religious chants read by men.
After researching this chant, I found the following YouTube video.
Discovered YouTube videos is at https://youtu.be/FZr3WA9CxiU .
"Pantun Bulan" seems to mean "Poetry of the month", but I wonder if the received audio below is April's poem?

My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9422.mp3 .
* 00:00-00:30, 2149’35“-2150’05“ UT, SA@Wai FM, Segulai Sejalai.
* 00:30-01:50, 2200’00“-2201’20“ UT, Pengerak Pagi opening.
* 01:50-05:00, 2210’16“-2213’26“ UT, “Pantun Bulan“ by Dungging ak Gunggu.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
ANDO S11-783DPU, antenna: Built-in whip



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Apr 23 (Sun), 2023 04:42 UTC No.5459
Thank you very much, Amano, for finding the interesting information about the religious/prayer chanting heard 
via Wai FM (11665).It is great to know more about it! Ron

CHINA. 7210, PBS Yunnan, 1051 UT, April 21. Yunnan IS of Chinese music, mixing badly with Sound of Hope (7209.9),
which was // 6214.90 (please also see Taiwan).

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0833-0938* UT, April 21. from 0833 to 0858, mostly announcers chatting; 0901,
the Islamic Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer; 0906-0924, repetitive chanting, with music; followed by various music
till cut off in mid-song; very nice to find CNR1 is no longer here 0930-1000, so RRI is no longer blocked during
that time period. Another day without the Shalawat Tarhim prayer preceding the call-to-prayer.

JAPAN. 5006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 1015-1030 UT, April 21. Station carrying out a HF-Doppler (HFD) project;
their new 200W signal (open carrier) is doing very well; was monitoring to see if they have started their CW SA,
but not heard.

KOREA SOUTH. 6350, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1124 UT, April 21 (Friday). Start of the weekday audio feed from a
TV program called "Wang cho bo yeong-eo" (translated into English - Beginner's English); intro and exit theme
song "Party Will Come Alive" by Wizardz Of Oz (with Ruben Martinez); today's lesson - "Why don't we go home
already?" "Can you stop whining?" "You know I hate shopping," "You are such a baby."

7720, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1125 UT, April 22 (Saturday). Start of the weekend only English language lesson with
the reading of the start of Chapter 15 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," along with lengthy explanations
in Korean; very good reception and no jamming.

6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, 1205 UT, April 22. Audio feed from the broadcast of  KBS1-TV, with the KBS News
at Nine (YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9avbsnimSc ); moderate N. Korean jamming.

6045, Voice of Freedom, 1200 UT, April 22. 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; good reception.  

MEXICO. 6185, Radio Educación, 1140-1209* UT, April 21. Tuned in to hear Mexico mixing with CHBC (China) with equal
strength signals (producing a Mess!); 1201, Mexican choral National Anthem, followed by announcer in Spanish till off;
seemed CHBC went off the air about 1200*, with their now abbreviated schedule.

> NORTH AMERICA. 7320 AM, Radio Eastern Star, 0756, April 16. Old Russian IS; IDs in English/Russian
> (sounded like - "This is Radio Channel Eastern Star . . . otherwise known as Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda");
> now with recorded, frequently heard spots in English and Russian; mentioning "now approaching between
> the USA, China, Russia . . uprising in their class . . economic situation . . alarming monopoly capitalism . .
> capitalism and socialism . . ." (perhaps others will have better reception and can make out the full message?).
> My audio - https://app.box.com/s/vrxupf4kev52hrpur2zkhlyyfl2rehy3 . Ron

On 7400 AM, heard "Radio Channel Eastern Star," at 1003 UT, April 21. Better reception than on the 16th; Russian
IS and English/Russian SAs, followed by a brief political spot about the "socialist revolution" ("USA, China, Russia").
My semi-clear audio is at https://app.box.com/s/dgp3ejxyckt8mdl6zf6zhr9bqbm8zk2w .

TAIWAN. 6214.90, Sound of Hope, 1100 UT, April 21. The usual clear SA - "Xiwang zhi sheng guoji guangbo diantai" -
translation: Sound of Hope international broadcast station; fair reception; news in Chinese; this is the lowest
frequency for SOH and is normally not jammed by CNR1.

VANUATU. 11835 (harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, 0833 till cut off a few seconds before 0859 UT, April 22. Local time check
three minutes late; in Bislama with interview with someone from the Vanuatu Intellectual Property Office, about
copyrights; fair and mostly readable.

VIETNAM. 12020, VOV, 1135 UT, April 22. English segment; news; "world news"; "Saturday Report"; very good reception.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Apr 25 (Tue), 2023 04:54 UTC No.5460
EAST TURKISTAN. 4850, PBS Xinjiang, 1345 UT, April 23. Mostly music and in Kazakh; 1400, time pips and choral
Anthem; above average reception.

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI, 1300-1340 UT, April 23. A rare day with some actual audio (less than semi-readable); segment
in English; news (2024 elections; ASEAN summit; "International News"; etc.); several announcements about this years
VOI contest; "Today in History" (this date in 1967, the first crewed launch of a Soyuz took place, in which test
pilot, Vladimir Komarov, was killed, etc.); 1319, listener's letter/reception report read; SAs with "3-3-2-5";
"Indonesia Wonder," about food.

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, randomly from 0833 to 0919* UT, April 24. Yes, they have resumed their pre-Ramadan
format of mostly EZL songs; 0904-0914, with the Islamic segment, with the return of the Shalawat Tarhim prayer
preceding the Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer; followed by more EZL songs.

KOREA SOUTH. 7720, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1141 UT, April 23 (Sunday). Weekend only English language lesson with the
continued reading from Chapter 15 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," along with lengthy explanations in
Korean; very good reception and no jamming; program ended at 1156; foghorn at 1159 UT; // 3985, 4885, 5995, 6250
& 6350 kHz.

MONGOLIA. 12084.87, VOM, 1044-1100* UT, April 23. Better than normal reception; in Japanese; at 1059, nice, clear
"Voice of Mongolia" SA.

NORTH AMERICA[and non-log]. 7400 AM, "Radio Channel Eastern Star," 1137 UT, April 23. The usual Russian IS, SAs in
English and Russian, political spot about "Socialist revolution"; fair reception. On April 24, from 0945+ UT, no
signal on 7400; checked other frequencies, but not found.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC - Voice of the Nation, 1203-1209* UT, April 23. Sunday religious non-stop songs till
cut off.

USA. 7505, WRNO, 0749 UT, April 24. Preaching in Arabic and some religious songs; 0809, English WRNO SA and
contact info; later at 0841 & 0923, heard in Chinese; poor reception.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0650-0658:50 UT, April 24. Island music till cut off.

11835 (third harmonic), randomly from *0659 till cut off at 0858* UT, April 24. News/Sports in Bislama from
0700 to 0714; mostly good reception (Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark visiting Vanuatu, along with the
Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Change, Honorable Dan Jorgensen (brief audio
attached); Cook Islanders have raised more than $50,000 to support New Zealand's ongoing Cyclone Gabrielle
relief efforts, etc.); after the news, at 0718, the weather report. // 3945, very poor, 7890 (2nd harmonic)
very poor and a nice surprise to hear a definite 4th harmonic on 15780 kHz., even though it was also very poor.

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


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Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom now on 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045) - Ron Howard May 02 (Tue), 2023 10:25 UTC No.5461
KOREA SOUTH. Voice of Freedom:

May 1 - The last day on 6045, at 1359 UT; the closing SA for the "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel,
history exploration party) program; 1400, start of "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the
future) program; fair reception. My audio - https://app.box.com/s/sgyy9pweycnlzr30fushf2lc0puqr1da , with no
jamming during this time period.

May 2 - First day back on the alternate frequency of 5920, at 0915 UT; "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart) program;
no jamming yet.

Ron
California



Re: Korea - Voice of Freedom now on 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045) - Ron Howard May 02 (Tue), 2023 15:51 UTC No.5462
May 2 - Korea - VOF mixing badly with Shiokaze on 5920 kHz., from 1300 to 1400 UT, making a royal mess. 
Late at 1430, heard the "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power) program in the clear with fair reception.

Ron
California



Re: Voice of the Martyrs Korea and Shiokaze - Ron Howard May 03 (Wed), 2023 19:05 UTC No.5463
Voice of the Martyrs Korea (11620), at *1500 UT (12:00 midnight JST), May 3. Had the usual intro in English, but 
then no English preaching, but instead was a non-stop monologue in Dhivehi (Maldivian). My audio posted at https://app.box.com/s/ycqvhrojx0n8c3lm6itxk60a02583ouf . Seems that most days it is in English, so today was a
nice change.

Also heard Shiokaze at 1330 UT, in English with good reception on 6090 kHz. and // to being poorly heard on 5920, 
with QRM from Voice of Freedom and white noise jamming. This jamming is NOT the former pulsating noise jamming
and today VOF was very poor (unusable) due to this more effective jamming.

Ron
California



Re: RNEI (Radio Northern Europe International) broadcasting to Japan! - Ron Howard May 06 (Sat), 2023 11:20 UTC No.5464

Thanks very much to Alan Roe's alert in WORiog, I heard the following:

NORWAY(non). 9900, RNEI, xmtr turned on at 0918 UT (open carrier/dead air); audio started at 0925, on May 6. Mostly
pop songs with some SAs/announcements in English and Japanese (one SA in Norwegian?); broadcasting with encoded
comb stereo; good signal from Taiwan, with programming for Japan. My audio of the SAs and announcements is posted
at https://app.box.com/s/5w7rjy2sojyzetl70xazcf6qt9ytjgng .

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard May 07 (Sun), 2023 18:30 UTC No.5465
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One), from Palangkaraya, 1300+ UT, May 7. Start of segment in English;
news/commentary, followed by the usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”; announcement for this year's "writing an essay
contest"; "Today in History"; "Indonesia Today" program; only able to make out bits and pieces.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, May 7. An unfortunate development here with non-stop super jamming (white
noise); seems to be the ex 6045 supper jamming; in the past, the different pulsating noise jamming that followed VOF
when they changed frequencies, normally ended shortly after 1100, leaving VOF with fairly good reception. That is not
the case now with the supper jamming, which seems to always be on and is very effective jamming. So the days of
good VOF reception seem to be over as long as the SJ continues.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1344-1400* UT, May 7. Non-stop with the often heard chanting/poem(?) till 1400, cut off just
after the start of the news; fair reception with good audio. Here are two points of interest:

1) Sarawak FM (9835) has been off the air since about Nov 2022 and up till then always had a good signal along
with good audio. In the past, Wai FM always had a poor signal, with poor audio sounding rather overmodulated
and with echo. Then sometime this year Wai FM suddenly had a good signal along with a vastly improved audio.
Thinking about this change, it seems to me that there is a good possibility that the former Sarawak FM transmitter
has been switched over for Wai FM use? Have to wonder what the status is for the former Wai FM transmitter?
Will Sarawak FM ever return to the air again?  

2) Amano (Japan) and I often have heard the chanting/poem(?) via Wai FM. Thanks very much for his reporting:
"After researching this chant, I found the following YouTube video. 'Pantun Bulan' seems to mean 'Poetry of the
month', but I wonder if the received audio is the April poem? Discovered YouTube video is at
https://youtu.be/FZr3WA9CxiU ."

MYANMAR. 5915, Myanmar Radio, 1331 UT, May 7. Now that CRI is not broadcasting here, they have fair reception;
best in LSB, to get away from the mess on 5920 (Shiokaze/Voice of Freedom/super jamming).

5985, Myanmar Radio, 1332 UT, May 7. Sounds like super jamming (white noise) is here now (just temporarily?).

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1211-1227* UT, May 5. Running past their usual sign off; non-stop pop songs.

USA. 7505, WRNO, 1139 UT, May 5. Preaching in Chinese, with simultaneous translation into English; still heard
in Chinese at 1245, but off the air at 1320 check (1300*?).

VANUATU. 11835 (third harmonic of 3945), Radio Vanuatu, *0659:00 UT, May 6. Have consistently found that it takes
them about 10 seconds to switch frequencies from 7260 to 3945; 0702-0719, news/sports in Bislama (lead story of
Christopher Emelee, Vanuatu's Minister of Internal Affairs, resigned his position; Viranria Brown has become the first
woman to ever be named Vanuatu's High Commissioner to Fiji; Australia's men and women indigenous cricket teams
are in Vanuatu, with sound bites from Aussie team members; etc.); 0733 ("half past six"), with the weekend news
segment in Bislama (English sound bites - the Supreme Court voided the election of a member of Vanuatu's
Parliament, which has brought into question the role of the Vanuatu Electoral Commission and Vanuatu Electoral
Office in screening candidates for elections, etc.); 0804, the usual "Saturday night" show ("Customs and Culture").
As usual this harmonic was very readable!

Ron
California



Re: Radio Vanuatu with new promo - Ron Howard May 29 (Mon), 2023 11:29 UTC No.5466
VANUATU. 11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, on May 29, at 0855 UT, heard a new promo for RV, with
some of their history ("proud history . . . established back in year 1966," etc.); then at 0900,
actually had the correct time ("eight o'clock") and into today's edition of "Vanuatu Focus";
especially good reception; 3945 (blocked by ham QRM), 7890 (very poor), 15780 (best ever reception,
better than 7890) and 19725 (not heard). My audio is at https://app.box.com/s/eqefvdygqfa8g8od52x1w5st1aweklsw .

Have been enjoying this station for many years! My 1980 QSL card attached.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jun 08 (Thu), 2023 10:20 UTC No.5467
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

-1019-
7260kHz VANUATU, // https://www.vbtc.vu/listen-online/



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jul 04 (Tue), 2023 15:02 UTC No.5468
-1450-
5920kHz South Korea, Voice of Freedom
11560kHz 1159.82kHz, in Korean, -1500*

-1500-
11530kHz in Korean, *1500-



Re: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA (5006 // 8006 kHz.) with CW IDs - Ron Howard Jul 04 (Tue), 2023 15:52 UTC No.5469
JAPAN. 8006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 0906, 0908, 0910, 0912, 0914 and 0916 UT, July 4. The new 200W transmitter
is still doing well; now finally with CW IDs every two minutes. Thanks very much to Glenn Hauser (WORiog) who has
deciphered the CW ID: "JG2XA JG2XA HFD STATION UEC TOKYO." Was too early to make out // 5006.

Ron
California


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Re: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA (5006 // 8006 kHz.) with CW IDs - Ron Howard Jul 04 (Tue), 2023 16:23 UTC No.5470
- - - Professor Keisuke Hosokawa relied to my report in ten minutes:

"Hello Ron,

Thank you so much for listening to our Morse! Yes, we have just started sending out the Morse code only at 8006 kHz.
Will do the same thing at 5006 kHz soon.

Also thanks for sending us the sound file. This is really helpful information. I will share the sound file with our
colleagues.

We have also started sending FM-CW signal during the absence of Morse for adding a ranging capability to our sounding
system.

We keep working on the 5006 kHz side.

Thanks!
Keisuke"



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 08:21 UTC No.5471
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!!

https://youtu.be/sSiJYkNhxto





-0814-
5920kHz South Korea, Voice of Freedom
7235kHz North Korea, Voice of Korea - Chinese, (7220kHz No signal, mistake ?)
7720kHz South Korea, Voice of Hope - VOH



Re: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA (5006 // 8006 kHz.) with CW IDs - Amano Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 09:51 UTC No.5472
Hi Ron-san and komatsubara
Received in Saitama, Japan.

JAPAN. 8006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 0638, 0640, 0642, 0644, 0646, 0648, 0650 and 0652 UT, July 5.
CW IDs every two minutes.
CW ID: "JG2XA JG2XA HFD STATION UEC TOKYO"
JG2XA: “•--- --• ••--- -••- •-“
JG2XA: “•--- --• ••--- -••- •-“
HFD: “•••• ••-• -••“
STATION: “••• - •- - •• --- -•“
UEC: “••- • -•-•“
TOKYO: “- --- -•- -•-- ---“
My audio is attached.
* 00:00-01:00, 0652’00“-0653’00“ UT, CW on 8006 kHz.
* 01:00-01:45, CW sound from CW converter.

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


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 13:10 UTC No.5473
Thanks Amano !


1200-
7200kHz [RFC] National Unification Broadcasting (National Unity Radio), (*1200-1500*)

1300-
11530kHz [FNK] Free North Korea Radio, (ex: 11510kHz), Maybe it's shifting frequencies to escape jamming
-1359*
11560kHz *1359- (11559.82kHz)

... see also : https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:5468








Radio Thailand - Christopher Lehner Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 14:58 UTC No.5474
Good Day from the posh Gangnam district on Green Bay Wisconsin's fabulous east side!
I have an interesting post from the new, and unusual schedule from Radio Thailand.

Note that all programming ends one minute prior to the start of the next language service.
The carrier drops to dead air, antennas are switched then carrier back on.
Language services are region specific, so I used many different SDR's.

9940 Khz is the frequency of interest for today's report.

1155 UT Carrier on. 1200 English Weak/Barely readable via Taiwan.
Switched to Philippines which was much improved with 44444 SINPO.

1230 Vietnamese 44444 Philippines SDR

1245 Mandarin 44444 with some sight fading late. Philippines SDR

1300 Japanese *Heavy co-channel with Korean service from station in Japan which wiped out
RT so switched to SDR in Japan which both stations were at equal signal strength.
This issue needs to be resloved.

1315 Malay 55555 Indonesia SDR

1330 English Via Korea SDR which was the best overall in today's DX conquest.

More to come soon! Stay Tuned...

73's

Chris



Re: Voice of Freedom on 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045) - Ron Howard Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 16:57 UTC No.5475
KOREA SOUTH. Voice of Freedom, on July 5, the first day back on the alternate frequency of 5920 kHz. (ex: 6045), 
with no N. Korean jamming yet, but we can probably expect super jamming to be here tomorrow(?); 1359 UT; the
closing ID for the "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party) program, which
consisted of radio drama and pop songs; 1400, start of "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity,
to the future) program, with some Korean songs. My local sunrise was at 1254 UT.

My audio is at https://app.box.com/s/u35tmqj95rilgx22r0j10d1ugn3tgbad .

Ron
California



Re: BBC Singapore to close down - Ron Howard Jul 05 (Wed), 2023 17:10 UTC No.5476
"BBC Singapore to close down on July 16, 2023"
https://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/2023/07/bbc-singapore-to-close-down-on-july-16.html

For me, the only upside of BBC Singapore closing down on 9410 kHz. (1000-1200 UT) is that now I will have a
clear frequency to hear Taiwan's Fu Hsing BS. In the past the strong BBC signal was mostly blocking reception
of the much weaker Fu Hsing BS signal. Recently I have noted Taiwan on 15375 // 9774 // 9410 kHz., going off
the air at 1200*. Once BBC is gone, it will be interesting to find out just how good the Taiwan signal is
without QRM!

Ron
California



Re: e-QSL from Radio Vanuatu now available - Ron Howard Jul 06 (Thu), 2023 03:56 UTC No.5477

Thanks very much to Pradip Chandar Kundu (Agartala, Tripura, India), via ADXR (July 2023), for the contact info!
Sent off a reception report, with audio file, to Robert Warren <robertw@vbtc.vu> and received a e-QSL in about
two hours. Please notice the power "10 Kw." He is the senior technical officer at VBTC. Very happy to have
their current QSL! https://app.box.com/s/76gxd8z28kqjsyx4cviel9eryj6cacod .

Ron
California



Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC special Independence Day broadcast - Ron Howard Jul 06 (Thu), 2023 14:04 UTC No.5478

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1244-1315 UT (9:45 PM JST), July 6. Anomaly; special extended schedule due
to July 7th being their Independence Day; playing some island songs, but mostly announcers with good
wishes for a happy SI Independence Day.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jul 07 (Fri), 2023 09:36 UTC No.5479
Thanks to Christopher Lehner and Ron Howard !!


-0930-
5020kHz SOLOMON, fair signal
7260kHz VANUATU, good signal
7425kHz NEW ZEALAND, (QRM from China on 7430kHz)
7720kHz SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope - VOH



Re: Voice of Freedom (5920 kHz.) UNID program at 1215 UT (9:15 PM JST)? - Ron Howard Jul 07 (Fri), 2023 22:55 UTC No.5480

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom, on June 6; second day on this alternate frequency and still free of jamming!

1130-1200 UT (8:30-9:00 PM JST) "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power).
Theme music by the Lee Hanjin Band - "Good Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB0FHb4Wo_w .
Today's program audio - https://app.box.com/s/1qupuptd7y8w3eoidk1gutuit6584pdi .

1200-1210 UT (9:00-9:10 PM JST) 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. My audio today https://app.box.com/s/p4ahxjcj3vmkufemmpj13dwkn9fwrgyi .

1215-1230 UT (9:15-9:30 PM JST) UNID program.
My audio of radio drama and music at https://app.box.com/s/u5dkm9a0tqx1pxy3tf2eth9f72z12l5m .

1230-1300 UT (9:30-10:00 PM JST) "Haengboghan Daehanmingug" (Happy Republic of Korea).
My audio at https://app.box.com/s/0b6v0tz4p624arr8pj8mfks41qrvifaw .

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom (5920 kHz.) UNID program at 1215 UT (9:15 PM JST)? - Ron Howard Jul 07 (Fri), 2023 23:12 UTC No.5481
Sorry, it was July 6 !!



Re: HFD Radio Station JG2XA (8006 kHz.) with CW IDs - Ron Howard Jul 08 (Sat), 2023 09:22 UTC No.5482

July 8 - Monitoring 8006, no longer CW IDs every two minutes, but instead is now every ten minutes;
0820, 0830, 0840 and 0850 UT.

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom (5920 kHz.) UNID program at 1215 UT (9:15 PM JST)? - Amano Jul 08 (Sat), 2023 18:25 UTC No.5483
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the VOF check!

Thank you for checking out "Aneun geos-i him-ida" theme song.
This is exactly the song!
* The Lee Hanjin Band - "Good Time".

>1215-1230 UT (9:15-9:30 PM JST) UNID program.
>My audio of radio drama and music at https://app.box.com/s/u5dkm9a0tqx1pxy3tf2eth9f72z12l5m .

This audio, 00:26-, program ID: "Ingwon baloalgi".
This UNID program is "Ingwon baloalgi" (Getting to know human rights).
It seems that the program theme song and program style have changed.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Jul 08 (Sat), 2023 18:57 UTC No.5484
Greetings, Amano, from California! Thank you so very much for IDing my UNID program. Am always appreciative 
for your ongoing help. You are the BEST!!!

Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Amano Jul 08 (Sat), 2023 19:50 UTC No.5485
Ron-san
Thanks for all the information on FB!

BRAZIL. 6180, Radio Nacional, 0920-0957 UT, July 8.
Broadcast stations on the other side of the earth can be heard well.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9457.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:00, 0929’45“-0930’45“ UT.
* 01:00-02:00, 0937’00“-0938’00“ UT.
* 02:00-03:00, 0943’10“-0944’10“ UT.
* 03:00-04:00, 0951’50“-0952’50“ UT.

AUSTRALIA. 1548, ABC-4QD, 1110-1200 UT, July 8.
It's a sports broadcast, but what kind of sport?
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4167.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:00, 1115’00“-1119’00“ UT.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip and bar



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Jul 08 (Sat), 2023 20:19 UTC No.5486
> AUSTRALIA. 1548, ABC-4QD, 1110-1200 UT, July 8.
> It's a sports broadcast, but what kind of sport?

Greetings again, Amano, from California! Ron

Rugby match - South Sydney vs Canterbury-Bankstown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cowffGFgJhk .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Amano Jul 09 (Sun), 2023 18:30 UTC No.5487
Ron-san
Thanks for the follow!

NRL (The National Rugby League) in Australia broadcast. Understood!
I can relax now.

Amano



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Jul 12 (Wed), 2023 03:26 UTC No.5488
CHINA. 4900, Voice of Strait, *1145 UT, July 9. Suddenly on with music, which was already in progress. Continuing
with their solo SW frequency and abbreviated schedule.

INDONESIA. 3325, VOI (Channel One), 1300 UT, July 11. English segment; intro IDs/news (ASEAN talks being held
in Indonesia, etc.); 1310-1313, the usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1[non-log] has not been heard recently when checking about 0800+ UT. I last reported
them on June 16.

7780, WRMI relay of the Voice of Indonesia (Channel Two), 0801 UT, July 10. In English; news (gov't has reserved
200 tons of rice to deal with the El Nino phenomenon, for future distribution, etc.); 0803, the usual patriotic song
“Bagimu Negeri” and into today's edition of "Indonesia Today."

JAPAN. 8006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 1140, 1150 UT, July 9. CW IDs every ten minutes. Whereas 5006 has
not started the CW IDs yet and is just an open carrier.

KOREA SOUTH. 7720, Echo of Hope - VOH, 1124+ UT, July 9 (Sunday). The start of the weekend only language
lesson with the reading of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"; last weekend finished reading the book, so today
started all over again with the reading from Chapter One; lesson contained lengthy explanations in Korean; // 3985,
4885, 5995, 6250 & 6350 kHz.; ALL frequencies jammed, even the usually clear 7720.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1103+ UT, July 9 (Sunday). The start of the Sun. Catholic Mass religious service, with
Mass prayers and responses; 1110, the usual singing of "Hallelujah"; continuing to have problems with the audio.
On July 11, noticed cutting off at 1411* UT, in mid-song. The long standing silence of Sarawak FM (9835) continues.

SOLOMON ISLAND. 5020, SIBC, on July 9, from 0910+ UT, found still off the air past 1152+; "loadshedding" power
outage? But back again on July 10 & 11.

Interesting to note that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is in Beijing and signed an agreement for more cooperation
with China on "law enforcement and security matters."
https://www.npr.org/2023/07/11/1186916419/solomon-islands-signs-policing-pact-with-china .

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



Re: JAPAN. HFD Radio Station JG2XA (8006 kHz.) - Ron Howard Jul 16 (Sun), 2023 13:03 UTC No.5489
JAPAN. 8006 kHz., HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 1410 UT (11:10 PM JST), on July 15. CW IDs now given every 
10 minutes (formerly given every 2 minutes). 5006 kHz. remains with open carrier and no IDs yet. 200W
signal strength remains fairly decent. Brief audio clip attached. Ron (Calif.)

Thanks very much for the quick reply from Professor Hosokawa:

Thank you so much for sending the sound file of our Morse. It is really nice to hear that the Morse is clear
even in the west coast. We are interested in obtaining scientific data (i.e., received signal intensity or
Doppler frequency) from your place. If we can develop a small (and cheap) receiving probably using software
radios, that kind of measurement at a remote place would be possible.

When we start sending Morse at 5006 kHz, we will let you be informed of it.

Thanks,
Keisuke

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


5489.mp3
Re: RRI Nabire Pro 1 heard again and R. Quillabamba clear of Cuba - Ron Howard Jul 17 (Mon), 2023 20:53 UTC No.5490

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0823 till past 1035+ UT, July 17. Not heard in over two weeks; very
pleased to tune in to hear their usual EZL music/songs; some announcers. Here are a few highlights:

0858-0905: Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer.

0905-0908: Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer.
My full three minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/fp009p8wh0n70chk141vhr3jihtaowkx .

0953: Instrumental theme music and announcer.
My audio - https://app.box.com/s/od6jej6gd7tb5pgg4nlk5s0d2xek08yh .

1003-1030: News.

July 17 had the following Islamic call-to-prayer times for Nabire, in the province of Central Papua,
at the western end of New Guinea:

Fajr - dawn 04:46 (1946 UT)
Dhuhr - after midday 12:07 (0307 UT)
Asr - afternoon 15:30 (0630 UT)
Maghrib - sunset 18:05 (0905 UT) - 6:05 PM JST
Isha'a - nighttime 19:18 (1018 UT)

PERU. 5025, R. Quillabamba, 1040-1105 UT (7:40 PM JST), July 17. Wonderful to find a time period with no Cuba;
OA music/songs and announcers; 1105 hit with the strong start up of Cuba; not great reception, but still enjoyable
to find Cuba absent for a little bit. My music audio is at https://app.box.com/s/s0gc647qxogxndjjerg3j0fbbyeajwne .

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Jul 17 (Mon), 2023 21:13 UTC No.5491
Ron-san and Amano, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-2107-
7540kHz in Korean, heavy Jamming, who ?



Re: French President visits Vanuatu, etc. - Ron Howard Jul 27 (Thu), 2023 11:16 UTC No.5492
 
INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0807-0907* UT, July 27. The usual EZL music/songs; some announcers;
0859-0906, Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer; 0906 till cut off at 0907*, with the Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer.

3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One), via Palangkaraya, July 25 anomaly; 1311 UT, news in Bahasa Indonesia
(not the normal English segment!), followed by patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”; Today in History program also in
BI. Assume this might just be a one day only event?

KOREA NORTH. 6015, white noise super jamming, 1110+ UT, July 25. For a long time KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1
had been heard fairly well, with just light jamming, but today totally blocked with the new super jamming here.
Bad news! Super jamming is also present on 5920 against Voice of Freedom.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0545-0733 UT, July 27. Tuned-in to hear them fairly early with very poor signal
that gradually improved up to fair reception. Highlights:

0600-0603: Brief news bulletin.
0635: Frequently heard PSA in Bislama for "mental health." At 0630, no "service messages" program today!
0651: Local time ("nine minutes to six"); long series of promos, PSAs, commercial announcements; one spot was
in French (rare). My audio - https://app.box.com/s/6pdd2iz8ovfov2oi9q3pkob1dzxde7gp .
0700-0716: News/sports/weather mostly in Bislama; President of France is visiting Vanuatu and meeting with the
Prime Minister; several sound bites in English about what the French President said today.
0733: Sports program talking about the sports events for "National Day 2023."

RonCalifornia



Re: Please note low powered Australian on new 4970 kHz., etc. - Ron Howard Jul 29 (Sat), 2023 01:52 UTC No.5493

AUSTRALIA/UNID. 4970 kHz. Thanks very much to Bryan Clark for the tip for this new frequency for one
of the low powered stations! I could just make out an extremely faint carrier around 1000+ UT, on July 28,
but no hint of any audio; later, around my local sunrise (1310 UT), I had a much improved carrier, but still
not able to pull in any audio; it seems I will need outstanding propagation to be able to catch any audio here.
This is a new signal on this frequency. The new frequency is for Peter Tate's station that has a new license -
https://web.acma.gov.au/rrl/licence_image.extract_pdf?pLICENCE_NO=1989836/5 . Greatly appreciate
Bryan's alert! Certainly this frequency needs much more monitoring now!

CHINA. 6065, CNR2 (China Business Radio), 1330 UT, July 28. Continuing with BoH ID in English ("This is
C-N-R Business Radio"); // 6030, which was mixing with CNR1 DRM (poor frequency assignments); for many
years 6155 was my favorite CNR2 frequency to listen to, but that has been silent for a long time now.

6125, CNR1, 1219+ UT, July 28. Live coverage of the opening ceremony for the major sports event -
"Chengdu FISU Summer World University Games Opening Ceremony" [FISU/Federation Internationale
du Sport Universitaire]; YouTube with almost two hours of beautiful coverage -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lij9wR88vac . University students from across the entire world participate.

COLOMBIA. 5910, Alcaraván Radio, on July 28, during random checking, found them acting erratically;
0810, pop LA music with good audio; 0925, carrier only/dead air; 0955, music with good audio; 1031, no audio.

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0825 till cut off at 0915* UT, July 28. The usual EZL music/songs/
announcers/Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer/Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer. A good day here with decent reception.

MYANMAR. 5915, Myanmar Radio, 1400* UT, July 28. The usual brief indigenous theme music at closing; fair;
not // 5985.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 0955+ UT, July 28. What happened here? For quite a while I heard white
noise super jamming (North Korea?).

VIETNAM. 8294-USB, Ho Chi Minh Radio (presumed), *1305-1314* UT, July 28. Intro and exit tones; longer than
usual marine weather in Vietnamese; fair; a VISHIPEL coastal station. Informative information, along with several
pictures of the coastal stations operations - https://www2.jica.go.jp/en/evaluation/pdf/2008_VNVII-3_4_f.pdf .

8812-USB, VISHIPEL (Vietnam Maritime Communications and Electronics LLC) coastal station (site?); *1231-1234*
UT, on July 28; one of the many marine coastal stations; in Vietnamese; segment started with tones, then marine
forecast; *1234-1236*, in English; somewhat readable; "Weather information for South China coastal waters provided
by the Hong Kong observatory . . Area forecast for the next 24 hours . . Outlook for the following 48 hours . . End of
Broadcast."

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



Re: SIBC (5020) greatly extended broadcast and Australia (4970 kHz.) relay - Ron Howard Jul 29 (Sat), 2023 22:24 UTC No.5494

AUSTRALIA. 4970 kHz., relay of "Radio 567" (presumed), on July 29 - Same results today as heard yesterday;
at sunrise (1310 UT), heard with the strongest signal and again no audio detected. Peter Tate's station has been
relaying a local Wee Waa station ("Radio 567" - https://xrn.com.au/ ). I'm still waiting for the day with outstanding
propagation, so I can catch some audio!

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1206 to past 1410+ UT, July 29. No jamming today; heard well past the normal
1200* closing; all non-stop island songs, except at 1231 heard a definite announcer, so suspect was SIBC programming
and not a Wantok FM relay; mostly poor reception; propagation seemed less than ideal today. To Glenn Hauser, I cannot
remember the last time I heard SIBC on 9545 kHz., but many years ago I had good reception there -
https://app.box.com/s/in102j2pim9w69zrcdn6 .
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1, external antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Australia (4970 kHz.) relay - Ron Howard Jul 30 (Sun), 2023 00:49 UTC No.5495
4970 kHz. - "Radio 567" - A reply to Ed Kusalik, from Peter Tate (operator of 4970), indicates:

"Station power is only 100 watts. I'm experimenting with different aerials."

So at 100W, that explains why I have so far been unable to make out any audio here on the West Coast,
but with the decent carrier strength heard at my local sunrise, it would seem to indicate the possibility
of receiving audio on a day with well above average propagation. Keep monitoring 4970 kHz.!

Ron



Re: SIBC (5020) greatly extended broadcast and Australia (4970 kHz.) relay - Ron Howard Jul 30 (Sun), 2023 15:29 UTC No.5496
AUSTRALIA. 4970 kHz., relay of "Radio 567" (presumed), on July 30. After finding SIBC with above average reception,
I thought it should be possible to hear some audio here. Yes, success! 1250-1312 UT, bits and pieces of music and
singing; the best reception was at 1255 & 1305, both with a longer stretch of singing, but too weak to tell the type of
music. Definitely a serious challenge to hear this station, but stateside reception is possible. My local sunrise was
at 1312 UT.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, on Sunday (July 30), another day of extended broadcasting; 1228-1245 & 1323
till still on the air after 1335+ UT; non-stop religious songs, mostly in English; much better propagation today. My
recording of one of the religious songs in English - https://app.box.com/s/p62b83xacjc9lj14punlt0oeg7iup2m5 .
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1, external antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Aug 03 (Thu), 2023 13:30 UTC No.5497
AUSTRALIA. 4970, "Radio 567" (presumed), 1305-1335 UT, Aug 2. Another day of bits and pieces of hearing music; 
the best day so far, but still a little bit too weak to ID any songs. Not too bad for a 100w station!

KOREA NORTH[non]. 5920, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, 1335 UT, Aug 2 (Wednesday); yes, another Wed. in English; very
poor reception due to N. Korea super jamming; // 6090 (good). What I find interesting is that recently when
Shiokaze moved here, at that time VOF was also on 5920, but they quickly moved up to their alternate frequency
of 6045; for three days now (July 31/Aug 1-2), VOF has been free of any jamming, so the super jamming has been
especially slow following VOF. Aug 3, super jamming finally moved from 5920 up to 6045.

KOREA SOUTH. 6045, Voice of Freedom, Aug 2. My audio of 1338-1340, end of the “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound
festival) program with indigenous music and 1340-1346, start of the "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae"
(Time travel, history exploration party) program, presenting a drama -
https://app.box.com/s/trttoofgjzqb6quural6dllcs7aff2g6 ; fairly good reception. The next day (Aug 3), totally
covered by super jamming and pulsating noise jamming from N. Korea, so there were only three days here with VOF
with good reception; ex: 5920.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, on Aug 2 with another day with greatly extended broadcast; 1240-1300 UT and still
on after 1355+; C&W and pop songs; The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man," etc.; I enjoy these extended
programs as the reception after their normal closing time of 1200*, is so much better for me, as today my
local sunrise was at 1314.

Ron
California  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Amano Aug 05 (Sat), 2023 13:45 UTC No.5498
Hi Ron-san.
6045, VOF sounds really good!

BRAZIL. 9665, Radio Voz Missionaria, 0757-0841 UT, Aug 3.
At 0802 UT, after the Brazilian national anthem, the program "Alvorada Sertaneja" started.
​My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9468.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:30, 0802’30“-0807’00“ UT.

BRAZIL. 6180, Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 0850-1000+ UT, Aug 3.
Before 0900 UT, Radio Nacional da Amazonia SA.
At 0900 UT, the program "Bom Dia Amazonia" started.
​After that, it can be heard very well, as today my local sunset was at 0944 UT.
At 1000 UT, the same wave Chinese language station started and interfered.
​My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9469.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 0859’30“-0901’30“ UT.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1015-1247* UT, Aug 3.
The modulation during talk was shallow and hard to hear, but I enjoyed the music.
At 1159’12“ UT, SIBC end announcement.
At 1159’51“ UT, Solomon Island Anthem.
At 1202'05“ UT, End of the normal broadcast.
At 1202’14“ UT, Start of the greatly extended broadcast.
It was non-stop music. I was enjoying these extended programs, too.
At 1247'30"* UT, c/off.
​My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9471.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:00, 1159’10“-1203’10“ UT.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 2156-2308* UT, Aug 3.
At 1300 UT, news.
At 1310 UT, music program.
At 1330 UT, some prayer by men?
At 1357 UT, CM.
At 1400 UT, news.
At 1405 UT, song.
At 1408’30“* UT, cutting off, in mid-song.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9472.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:00, 1405’00“-1409’00“ UT.

AUSTRALIA. 630, ABC 4QN, 1446-1546 UT, Aug 3.
At 1505 UT, ABC News, after a brief Queensland weather report, “Nightlife with Philip Clark“ started.
After I started listening, there was almost no interference from neighboring stations, and I could hear well and stably for about 30 minutes or more.
This station power is 50 kw.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4176.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 1504’50“-1506’50“ UT.

AUSTRALIA. 1548, ABC 4QD, 1904-2001+ UT, Aug 3.
At 1905 UT, after ABC News, “Early Morning Country with Michael Clarke“ started.
I enjoyed listening to country music, as today my local sunrise was at 1951 UT.
Some time after sunrise, the ABC was no longer audible.
This station power is 50 kw.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4178.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:00, 1904’50“-1907’50“ UT.
* 03:00-05:30, 1910’30“-1913’00“ UT.
* 05:30-07:30, 1915’00“-1917’00“ UT.

AUSTRALIA. 4970, "Radio 567" (presumed), 1250, 1645, 1950 UT, Aug 3.
At 1250 UT, Unable to confirm due to OTHR.
At 1645 UT, OTHR is gone, but I can't confirm.
At 1950 UT, It was before and after sunrise, but I couldn't confirm it, as today my local sunrise was at 1951 UT.
By the way, is 4970 kHz a 24-hour broadcast?

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: Built-in whip and bar



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - Ron Howard Aug 05 (Sat), 2023 15:05 UTC No.5499
Greetings, Amano, from California! Thanks for your observations. Sorry, am not sure what the "Radio 567" schedule is?

Aug 5 - SIBC continued with their new expanded schedule; randomly 1243 to past 1420+ UT; mostly pop island songs,
except at 1400, played the song by Kenny Rogers, "The Gambler"; almost fair reception.

Also today heard assume "Radio 567" on 4970, with by far the best reception heard so far; for the first time had positive,
continuous pop songs and a few brief spots that must have been IDs, but unable to confirm; 1303-1330 UT, Aug 5. My
local sunrise today was 1316 UT.

Ron



Re: Songs in Japanese via Radio Channel Eastern Star/Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda (6200 AM) - Ron Howard Aug 06 (Sun), 2023 21:14 UTC No.5500
Nice songs in Japanese!!

Radio Channel Eastern Star/Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda (6200 AM), ethnic Russian pirate station in the Southwestern
part of USA. Unusual reception 0450+ UT, Aug 6; most of the time signal was very poor, but some segments were
amazing well heard, confirming the recent increase in power; played Russian IS several times (0452 & 0500); song
IDs given in both Russian and English; clear songs in Japanese. My audio of the IS and song is at https://app.box.com/s/4et96ouuviimeencjm8277fl5zdtr5ct .

Picture of transmitter - https://app.box.com/s/nq2i94jvu8g2pyzcprqn2itfxo8nhbv9 .

Ron
California



Re: Songs in Japanese via Radio Channel Eastern Star/Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda (6200 AM) - Amano Aug 07 (Mon), 2023 23:40 UTC No.5501
Nice catch!! Ron-san

This Japanese song is "I won't let you go tonight" sung by Yukio Hashi and Riko Abe.
♪今夜は離さない (橋幸夫 & 安倍里葎子)
https://youtu.be/O7HwYGLsycc .

Amano
Saitama, JAPAN



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM (11665 kHz.) - Amano Aug 18 (Fri), 2023 01:45 UTC No.5502
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban, 2151-2232 UT, Aug 17.
At 2200 UT, Pengerak Pagi started.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9474.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:00, 2200’00“-2203’00“ UT.
At 2214 UT, "Pantun Bulan" started.
My audio is attached.
* 00:00-04:00, 2214’00“-2218’00“ UT.

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


5502.mp3
Re: pirate station Hikair FM (6200 AM) in Japanese - Ron Howard Aug 19 (Sat), 2023 13:14 UTC No.5503
- - - Posted to WORiog on August 19:
> RUS-DX (# 1250 Sunday / 13 August 2023):
>
> From a letter from the radio station Radio Vostochnaya Zvezda - Well, I can say that the transmitter power
> is about 70 watts and the antenna is 1/4 wave vertical. I broadcast from Mexico (near the border with the 
> United States, the city of Choya Bay. Russian music plays every Saturday, there is Vysotsky, Dima Bilan, 
> Kalinov Most, well, even any Post Punk. The rest of the time is devoted to electronic music and Japanese 
> anime culture. In general, the station is completely switching to Japanese, I will soon change the name to 
> Hikari FM (???????). i.e. light FM. This is still inaccurate, the name may change again. I don't know 
> Japanese well yet, but soon I think that I will be able to at least communicate in it. Thank you for your 
> attention! By the way, a year ago the channel was still called Radio Pushka, and it has been that way 
> since 2015. HFUnderground has a lot of information about me. hfunderground.com You, too, success 
> and health! (Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Moscow)

Hi Glenn - Yes, the pirate station on 6200 AM has indeed recently changed the programming to an all English 
and Japanese format. Am no longer hearing any Russian, so it would seem Radio Channel Eastern Star/Radio 
Vostochnaya Zvezda is no longer active. Heard now with many of the same spots being frequently repeated; 
some in English and others in Japanese, as well as songs in Japanese.

The new, regularly heard spot - "with today's story" about McDonald's - 
https://app.box.com/s/1s93vpkh7mdd6zmc5rgojinoluhscr77 .

Frequently now with the new ID: "You are listening to Hikair FM, the shortwave radio pirate station . . . 
broadcasting from Mexico. Light FM, shining a light on . . . broadcasting worldwide in English and Japanese. 
Hikair FM broadcast. Thank you for listening."
My audio from Aug 19 - https://app.box.com/s/sbb73yo5vfjkj7a9vmp0uhidytarpmd1 .

Song in Japanese, coming through heavy summertime QRN (static) - 
https://app.box.com/s/rcbwpka7pk3t2ry00dn9f2udws8vc5zl .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etón E1, external antenna: 100 ft. long wire



Re: pirate station Hikair FM (6200 AM) in Japanese - Ron Howard Aug 20 (Sun), 2023 07:59 UTC No.5504
- - - Thanks very much for the following informative reply to my Hikari FM (6200 AM) reception report of Aug 19.
Please note I was wrong, this pirate station still does have some Russian! Ron

"Thank you very much for your support!!
As of this email I have spent a little more time working on the audio.
Please note that some songs have the old Vostochnaya Zvezda ID still attached to them (they are part of the same
audio file). You will still hear some Russian, after all Russian was my first language.
13.95 still not up yet, lack of money, cannot afford the copper wire needed in the construction of the yagi while
the frame is just sitting there.
Also cannot afford to buy the improved version of the TX PCB I designed lol. I have to first put the modulator on
a PCB rather than it being a mess of wires like it is now. Yet it still sounds very good, almost like FM.
Here is an eQSL [copy at - https://app.box.com/s/840fokvf0foh4oll221ekynr0vx4ku3s ], my Japanese is not that great
yet.
When the summer time lightning crashing stops I plan to go on air and announce all the eQSLs I have sent as well as
do an SSTV session.
Best Regards."



Re: pirate station Hikair FM (6200 AM) in Japanese - Ron Howard Aug 29 (Tue), 2023 12:07 UTC No.5505
Aug 29 - Hikari FM (6200 AM) from 0728+ UT; cutting through the summertime QRN (static) with Japanese songs; 
the usual SA in English, plus song SAs in Japanese and English
(my audio - https://app.box.com/s/zcfyqhqzbe18p1x7nr9acr8afheu1mgf ) . Played nice song "Yorokobi ni saku hana"
by ACO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqBhjwbs8U0 .

Ron
California



Re: Radio Vanuatu (7260/3945 kHz.), etc. - Ron Howard Sep 16 (Sat), 2023 10:53 UTC No.5506
Just back from a vacation to Canmore, Alberta, Canada. A very beautiful area with many mountains, millions of pine
trees and lots of lakes and rivers. https://app.box.com/s/uh123vgzow4fw3w9qi8r1uh7zcrxm5bm . Ron

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0634 till suddenly cut off at 0658* UT, Sept 16. Intro/closing with the usual indigenous
drums for the service messages segment in Bislama; rather a long segment today; started four minutes later than normal
(0634-0647); message gave Port Vila phone numbers "for more information" and then repeated the message for a second time,
which they usually do; into pop island songs.

3945, R. Vanuatu, *0659 UT; poorer reception than 7260; at 0700 with local time check ("six o'clock") and news in Bislama
till 0716, but was mostly unreadable; later was very poor; no harmonics (7890, nor 11835); unusual today to have no ads,
no PSAs, no promos before the news, but instead just island songs.

Also heard:

JAPAN. 5006 // 8006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 0910 & 0920, Sept 16. Station carrying out a HF-Doppler (HFD) project; for
the first time I heard 5006 also with the CW SAs; it has taken them a long time to add the second frequency with the CW
SA; the 200 watts are getting out fairly well.

The following were absent today:

Estación 4940 not heard at all (0720, 0804 and 0904 UT), Sept 16.

Fu Hsing BS (Taiwan) not heard on 15375, nor 9774, nor 9410 (clear frequency), at 0905 UT, Sept 16; recently had been
very consistent.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(30) :: [A23] - XYZ Sep 24 (Sun), 2023 09:07 UTC No.5507
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!


-0825-
3945 kHz VANUATU ?, weak signal, (No signal on 7260kHz)
5855.6 kHz USB SOUTH KOREA, Seoul Meteo, their frequencies moved a bit ?
5920 kHz heavy QRM of Jammer, (SOUTH KOREA - Voice of Freedom)





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