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Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] --- XYZ - Oct 29 (Sun), 2023 08:29 UTC No.5520
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TNX to all DXers ! and FBDXing !!


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Oct 31 (Tue), 2023 04:06 UTC No.5527
Greetings, Komatsubara, from California! Thank you for your very helpful postings. Greatly appreciated! Ron

CUBA. 5025, R. Rebelde, Oct 30. Recently acting erratically; 1056 UT, no signal; 1151+, audio briefly cutting
on and off with sports coverage of today's Pan American women's volleyball match between Cuba and Mexico, held
in Chile.

KOREA NORTH[non]. Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR on Oct 30, with new frequencies; 1303 UT, found a good signal on 6085; 
went looking for their second // frequency, but was very difficult to find till finally noted on 7280, with QRM.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1402+ UT, Oct 30. Just before my local sunrise (1428 UT); heard with unusually good reception; program with chatting on the phone, with the caller breaking into song (no music), plus music/
singing. My audio is at https://app.box.com/s/qy171p3rdxnf7u850o80o13zkbzactr8 .

5915, Myanmar Radio, 1108 UT, Oct 30. Very poor reception due to the new schedule of CRI (China) being on
frequency. CRI // 7290.

PHILIPPINES. 11570, VOA, 1158 UT, Oct 30. IS and IDs; 1200, news program in Korean.

TAIWAN. on new 7245 (ex: 7200, which today was still jammed by N. Korea), National Unification Broadcasting
(National Unity Radio), *1100 UT, Oct 30. started with theme music and ID; poor frequency assignment with CNR2
(China Business Radio) QRM; 1136, children singing in English and it seemed to be a brief English language
lesson dealing with "opinion." My audio, starting with time pips from CNR2, ia at https://app.box.com/s/2bjhhscnx0tbq6x9o57337zcrn0hvlbd . Website, which still shows ex: 7200, has not been
updated yet, is at http://www.uni-media.net/ . This week, N. Korea will probably start jamming this frequency.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Oct 31 (Tue), 2023 05:40 UTC No.5528
Thank you so much Ron-san !!!


This year, my PC broke down several times and I was flooded, so I couldn't continue listening to the radio.
There are still many unresolved issues, so I may be on hiatus for a long time.
This time, I was quite flustered and listened to the radio in a hurry, so there may be many mistakes.
Please follow me if you like !




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Nov 03 (Fri), 2023 21:12 UTC No.5531
-2108-
7540kHz in Korean, Religious broadcast ? , (TVOM Korea ?)
7625kHz TVOM, in Chinese
7720kHz Echo of Hope

-2130-
7540kHz TVOM ? , Korean, -2129*



Re: Taiwan - National Unity Radio on new 7235 kHz. (ex: 7245) - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Sun), 2023 20:09 UTC No.5532

> [RFC] National Unification Broadcasting (National Unity Radio)
> Korean : "Gugmin tong-il Bangsong"
> Website : http://www.uni-media.net/
> B23 Frequency : https://www.uni-media.net/?page_id=45&mod=document&uid=38183
>
> *1100-1300* 7245kHz
> *2000-2100* 5900kHz

Thanks very much to Ralph Perry (USA), for the alert that National Unity Radio is now on 7235 (ex: 7245). Ron

Aoki database:
B23 Shortwave Frequency List November 17. 2023, 0610 UTC Day 1 = Sunday

kHz Time(UTC) ITU Station Lang. Location Days
7235 1100-1300 TWN National Unity Radio Kor Tamsui Dist 1-7



Re: Taiwan - National Unity Radio on new 7235 kHz. (ex: 7245) - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Sun), 2023 20:22 UTC No.5533
> TAIWAN. on new 7245 (ex: 7200, which today was still jammed by N. Korea), National Unification Broadcasting 
> (National Unity Radio), *1100 UT, Oct 30. started with theme music and ID; poor frequency assignment with
> CNR2 (China Business Radio) QRM; 1136, children singing in English and it seemed to be a brief English
> language lesson dealing with "opinion." My audio, starting with time pips from CNR2, is at
> https://app.box.com/s/2bjhhscnx0tbq6x9o57337zcrn0hvlbd . Website, which still shows ex: 7200, has not been
> updated yet, is at http://www.uni-media.net/ . This week, N. Korea will probably start jamming this frequency.
> (Ron - Calif.)

The move to new 7235 was to get away from CNR2 QRM on 7245!! Ron



Re: RRI Nabire & R. Vanuatu - Ron Howard Nov 19 (Sun), 2023 22:22 UTC No.5534
INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0805 till suddenly cut off at 0900* UT, Nov 19. Mostly EZL songs 
in English (Barbra Streisand, etc.); frequent announcers, once with brief Xmas music; yes, this area of
central Papua is mostly Christian, even though this station has a daily Islamic segment; *0843, start of
the daily QRN (moderately heavy today).

0848-0855: Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer ("Tarhim is a prayer that is often said in mosques and prayer
rooms before the morning call to prayer, usually also sounded before the evening call to prayer, this is
done to give a signal for prayer to be performed. This reading has a minimum duration of 6 minutes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=-TYWLQdQC1c ).

0855-0859: Maghrib (sunset) Islamic call-to-prayer (The Adhan - "The adhan is the call given to announce
that it is time for a particular obligatory Salah [ritual Prayer]. Five times a day the adhan is raised
from mosques throughout the world." - https://islamonline.net/en/the-adhan-the-call-to-prayer/ .

VANUATU. 9960, R. Vanuatu, cut off at 0658* UT, Nov 19 (Sunday); unusually poor reception.

3945, Radio Vanuatu, *0658 UT; unusable at the start; later (0914+) with much improved reception of Sunday
religious songs and music. My audio of a religious song - https://app.box.com/s/gxjzjnyzvwi5wer0pwizk2p5eb0i5po5 .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano Nov 21 (Tue), 2023 10:06 UTC No.5535
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, *2142-2330 UT, Nov 14.
With the B23 schedule, the 11670 kHz CNR2 started one hour late and could be heard without interference until 2330 UT.
Very good reception!
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9513.mp3 .
* At 0727 UT, 01:51-01:57,
announcement of FM frequency in Sarikei, Sarawak :
“Sarikei, Sembilan Empat Enam(948) FM, Segulai Sejalai.“

*2142- Signing on.
-2200- Program “Pengerak Pagi” started.
​-2211-2213 “Pantun Bulan“.
* My audio is attached.
-2330- CNR2 interference on the upper side.

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


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Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano Nov 26 (Sun), 2023 09:15 UTC No.5536
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, *2139-2330 UT, Nov 20.
Received using antenna SONY AN-12.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9517.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 2231’00-2233’00“ UT.

*2139- Signing on.
-2200- Program “Pengerak Pagi” started.
​-2211-2213 “Pantun Bulan“.
* My audio is attached.
-2330+ CNR2 interference on the upper side.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


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Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Ron Howard Nov 26 (Sun), 2023 12:54 UTC No.5537
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, from 1101 to 1130 UT, Nov 26. Sunday Christian religious service (Catholic?); 
singing "hallelujah" and other religious songs; service with the congregation responding. Had always thought
of Malaysia as completely strong regarding Islam, but actually in Sarawak, Christianity is the majority religion,
so it makes sense that they would have a Sunday Christian service via Wai FM. 9835 (Sarawak FM) remains silent.



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano Dec 01 (Fri), 2023 15:40 UTC No.5538
Hi Ron-san.
Thank you for the information that Christianity is the majority religion in Sarawak. That certainly seems like it.
When I listen to Wai FM in the local mornings, I often hear a song saying "hallelujah" or end a talk with "amen".
My four minute audio is posted at attached.
* 00:00-03:00, Nov 14, 2147’05“-2150’05“ UT, a song saying "hallelujah".
* 03:00-04:00, Nov 29, 2209’30“-2210’30“ UT, end a talk with "amen"@03:19.


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Dec 02 (Sat), 2023 04:31 UTC No.5539
Indonesia, Korea (audio) and Vanuatu


INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0808 till cut off at 0813* UT, Nov 30. Well above the normal reception;
pop songs (Travie McCoy/Bruno Mars - "Billionaire," etc.).

Dec 1, again above the norm; 0806 till cut off at 0838* UT. EZL songs and announcers.

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom (Jayu-e soli Bangsong). Free from any N. Korea jamming on Dec 1
(ex: 6045 heard with super white noise jamming and also rapid pulsating noise jamming, but no VOF there!).

The VOF open carrier heard at least an hour before the start of their Korean programming.

*0753 UT: Intro music; distinctive gong rung three times; Voice of Freedom ID; Republic of Korea choral National
Anthem; enjoyable singing station jingle ("jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" - Voice of Truth,
Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast!); 0500 PM KST announcement/time pips; 0800 UT, program "Hamkke tteonaneun
eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together).
My eleven minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/d9eiioxzxbcwlbc76onhdscztat4qz1v .

0900: A single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo ohu 6 (yeoseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" (In English - Voice of Freedom
has announced 6pm); 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, with an item about "Australia."
My three minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/uu7gyvesd67tyt1mrojwdomoehxwimfw .

0910: Segment "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory).
My three minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/g057kupalg5bhy3q2w7z4yhgue8ty0xb .

0915: Program "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart).
My five minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/c3trvjnopz2a9ekk5wzgm1vkc4ff6hhz .

0920: Program “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama).
My seven minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/nvhtqnurmh2974z8z4qmntqvw7nvy40t .

0930: Program "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future);
start of QRN/OTH radar (not NK jamming!)

VANUATU. 9960, Radio Vanuatu, at 0617 UT, with fair reception on Dec 1, with American C&W singer
Rodney Atkins with "Watching You"; the usual, consistent cut off time close to 0658:40* UT.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Dec 02 (Sat), 2023 09:50 UTC No.5540
INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, from 0745 till suddenly cut off in mid-song at 0820* UT, Dec 2. Seeing as
Christianity is a major religion in this area, they have already started playing some Xmas songs ("Jingle Bells"
and "Joy To The World"). My music audio is at - https://app.box.com/s/1vumzt35he346hgkb4pbvyqbmss36b91 .

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom (Jayu-e soli Bangsong). Dec 2, now with two strong N. Korea jamming
signals (super white noise jamming and also rapid pulsating noise jamming), unlike yesterday's clear reception.

Ron
California



Re: RRI Nabire audio of "Jingle Bells" - Ron Howard Dec 03 (Sun), 2023 02:32 UTC No.5541
7289.93 kHz., RRI Nabire Pro 1, at 0808 UT, Dec 2. Audio of "Jingle Bells."


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Re: SIBC extended broadcast on 5020 kHz. - Amano Dec 04 (Mon), 2023 16:50 UTC No.5542
SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1623- UT, December 4. 
Running well past their normal 1200*; playing
non-stop pop songs; still on at 1650.
The main broadcast started at 1900 without any interruptions.



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Dec 05 (Tue), 2023 06:22 UTC No.5543
On Dec 3, my local sunrise was at 1502 UT. Around that time I had a number of very good receptions!

ASCENSION. 6135, BBC, 0548 UT, on Dec 4. Sounded like Hausa; fair reception.

CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1514 UT, Dec 3. The daily, brief English program “One Word, One World”;
today about a marine ecological protection project, with cooperation between China and Thailand.

6060 // 7225, Sichuan PBS-2, 1500 UT, on Dec 3. Last month didn't hear the English ID, but it was on today;
multi-language SAs - "Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio"; nice indigenous music/songs; fair
reception on both frequencies.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, Dec 3. Fairly readable now that we are into our winter DX season.

1522 UT: Start of the Buddhist segment; chanting and Buddhist bell/gong rung three times.

1530+: Start of the English segment; intro SA; into the news and "weather news" (item about the official
celebrations held in Myanmar for today's UN International Day For Persons With Disabilities, etc.).

1548: Series of government slogans/propaganda.

1553: COVID-19 PSA given by a native speaker of English (very readable!)

My audio of a portion of the Buddhist segment, government slogans about education and COVID-19 PSA,
is at https://app.box.com/s/ihcapneim6avhxifzd0poyo8t4o1oz47 .

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Amano Dec 05 (Tue), 2023 08:05 UTC No.5544
Hi Ron-san.
Thank you for the VOF and other received audios.
I think VOF will change the program schedule next year.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1623-1923 UT, Dec 4.
Running well past their normal 1200*; playing
non-stop pop songs.
My six minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9524.mp3 .
* 00:00-06:00, 1722’30“-1728’30“ UT, non-stop pop songs.

The main broadcast started at 1900 without any interruptions.
My five minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9526.mp3 .
* 00:00-05:00, 1900’30“-1905’30“ UT, the main broadcast started.

AUSTRALIA. 630, ABC 4QN, 1925-1935 UT, Dec 4.
Christmas songs were played on the program "Early Morning Country".
My 05:30 audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4433.mp3 .
* 00:00-05:30, 1925’00“-1930’30“ UT.

BRAZIL. 11780, EBC Radio Nacional, 2052-2357+ UT, Dec 4.
At this time of year, hearing Brazil's evening broadcasts very well in the mornings in Japan.
My seven minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9525.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:45, 2157’00“-2200’45“ UT, "Gooooal!" and the program "A Voz do Brasil" started.
* 03:45-06:00, 2224’30“-2226’45“ UT, the program "A Voz do Brasil".
* 06:00-07:00, 2356’35“-2357’35“ UT, sync on USB reception due to side interference, and CRI Japanese started at 2357 UT.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Malaysia - Wai FM on 11665 kHz. - Amano Dec 06 (Wed), 2023 05:05 UTC No.5545
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, *2157-2355 UT, Dec 05.
Very good reception!!!
My seven minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9529.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:15, 2157’45“-2159’00“ UT, Wai FM signing on.
* 01:15-04:15, 2200’00“-2203’00“ UT, the program "Pengerak Pagi" started.
* 04:15-05:45, 2329’40“-2331’15“ UT, CNR2 on 11670 kHz side interference started.
* 05:45-07:00, 2339’55“-2341’05“ UT, sync on LSB reception.

At 2212-2214, “Pantun Bulan“.
My seven minute audio is attached.
* 00:00-04:00, 2212’00“-2216’00“ UT, “Pantun Bulan“.
* 04:00-06:00, 2219’07“-2221’07“ UT,
at 04:05-04:14, speaking English. What does it say?

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


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Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Amano Dec 14 (Thu), 2023 19:25 UTC No.5546
BRAZIL. 6180, EBC Radio Nacional, 0845-0945 UT, Dec 12. 
Very good reception!!!
A program called “Brasil Rural“ was being broadcast.
I enjoyed the Brazilian morning during the Japanese evening.
The uplifting Brazilian music was great!
My 06:30 audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9530.mp3 .
* 00:00-06:30, 0857’30“-0904’00“ UT.
* 00:46-02:57 A Gente Se Entrega - Nattan.
https://youtu.be/o_f6WwO3dlA .

MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 0949-1001 UT, Dec 12.
I could hear Myanmar pop music with Burmese rap.
At 1000 UT, PBS Xizang, Tibetan interference.
My 04:30 audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9531.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:30, 0956’00“-1000’30“ UT.
* 00:08-03:25, Chit Tal - Su Chit Zaw feat. Hlwan Paing.
https://youtu.be/Du9KZFJvzFI .

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban (Segulai Sejalai), *2151-2335 UT, Dec 12.
Wai FM was in Christmas mode!
Exactly, actually in Sarawak, Christianity is the majority religion.
My five minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9532.mp3 .
* 00:00-00:37, 2319’59“-2320’56“ UT.
* 00:36-05:00, 2322’54“-2327’20“ UT.
* 00:19-03:59, Nanggam Siti Janji (Remix) - Laipeni feat. Michelle Mathew.
Original on YouTube from Kaban Music Production -
https://youtu.be/3C-HTxUUyTw .
* 03:59-04:47, Wai FM Christmas CM break.
"RTM Segulai Sejalai bye-bye! We wish a merry Christmas ~ and a happy new year!"

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Voice of Strait (4900 kHz.) new schedule - Ron Howard Dec 19 (Tue), 2023 10:25 UTC No.5547

Dec 19 - Heard open carrier on 4900 kHz., at 0850 UT (5:50 PM JST); VOS started audio about 0859, but was
extremely faint (unusable!); announcers and music. On Dec 18, heard from tune-in at 1035+ UT. Formerly was
ex: *1140 UT. New Holiday schedule?

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Dec 21 (Thu), 2023 14:54 UTC No.5548
CANADA. 1200 AM, Spice Radio, from Vancouver, from 1248+ UT, Dec 21. A very rare day to find local KYAA (covering
the Monterey Bay area) off the air, which normally kills reception; playing beautiful sub-continent music; SA heard
for "Spice Radio"; today with fair reception. http://spiceradio.net/ .

CUBA[non-log]. 5025, R. Rebelde, still silent through Dec 21. This is maybe the longest absence that I can remember?

KOREA NORTH[non]. Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, on Dec 21, at 1308 UT; first day with alternate frequencies from ex: 6085
// 7280. Today was well heard on 5930 and // 7335, which had some CNR2 QRM (// 6065).

KOREA SOUTH. 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 // 7720, Echo of Hope VOH, 1200 & 1300 UT, Dec 21. Easy to SA this
station now; ToH with distinctive "V-O-H" SAs; into "oneul-ui sosig" (Today's News) at both 12 & 13; brief audio
attached.

VANUATU. 9960, Radio Vanuatu, 0658:38* UT, Dec 19; on Dec 18, heard 3945, after the National Anthem, 1101*.

Ron
California


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Re: Shiokaze - Ron Howard Dec 21 (Thu), 2023 16:22 UTC No.5549
- - - - - Thanks very much to Hiroshi for the following:

On December 21st, Shiokaze changed its frequency. 1300 came out at 5930 and 7335kHz. 5930kHz can be heard
clearly. However, 7335kHz is fighting with CNR2 of the same frequency. It depends on the reception area,
but the radio waves in Yamata are crushed here. On Thursday, both the first half and the second half are
broadcast in Korean

on 1405 on 6045 and 6085kHz. There is no interference as both waves are on the same frequency. Reception
conditions are generally good. The signal is a little weak and seems to be on the rise. At the beginning
and end of this time, there are announcements of ``Shiokaze,'' and the program includes ``Furusato no Kaze,''
which was broadcast last week on 1330.

JSR Shiokaze, 2023 December 21 ~
1300-1400 5930, 7335
1405-1435 6045, 6085
1600-1700
1705-1805



Re: Wai FM Iban audio of "Blue Christmas." - Amano Dec 22 (Fri), 2023 12:25 UTC No.5550
Hi Ron-san
Thank you as always!

11665 kHz., Wai FM Iban (Segulai Sejalai), at 2320-2326 UT, Dec 18. Audio of "Blue Christmas" by Jim Reeves, Wai FM Iban spot CM, Christmas spot and SA.
My six minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9534.mp3 .

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: 4900 kHz. (Voice of Strait) confirmed new schedule - Ron Howard Dec 23 (Sat), 2023 12:24 UTC No.5551
> Dec 19 - Heard open carrier on 4900 kHz., at 0850 UT; VOS started audio about 0859, but was extremely faint 
> (unusable!); announcers and music. On Dec 18, heard from tune-in at 1035+ UT. Formerly was ex: *1140 UT.
> New Holiday schedule? Ron (California)

Thanks for the following info: https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2023-12-21-voice-of-strait.html (Google translation
from Chinese):

"After significantly reducing its own programs and frequency for nearly a year, on December 21, 2023 [I actually
heard a change in broadcasting times on both Dec 18 & 19 - Ron], Voice of the Straits Radio adjusted its program
schedule again, extending the broadcast time from 11:55-23:00 [? In the past year I observed VOS only on the air
from about 1145 to 1300 UT - Ron] to 6:25-0:00 .

In actual listening, including the opening song and program preview, the duration of the premiere program is only
6 hours and 30 minutes, and the rest of the time is rebroadcast. The duration of the premiere program only accounts
for about 37% of the total program duration, less than half, and the program production capacity is still insufficient.
Return to the level before the beginning of this year.

This adjustment to the program schedule did not resume the broadcast of Hokkien-language programs, and all-day
programs are still broadcast in Mandarin.

________________________________

Sound of the Strait Radio Listening Frequencies
Medium Wave: 666, 783, 1269kHz Shortwave: 4900kHz
FM: 90.6MHz (Fuzhou), 99.6MHz (Fuzhou), 97.9MHz (Xiamen)

Sound of the Straits Radio program schedule (from December 21, 2023)
06:25-06:30 Opening song, program preview
06:30-07:30 Your story, my song
07:30-08:00 Semi-familiar Shi
08:00-08:15 Xiaofeng reads every day
08:15-09:00 Taiwan Strait Storm (replay)
09:00-10:00 Pacific Wind
10:00-10:35 Just telling stories without reasoning
10: 35-10:55 Chinese Music Style
10:55-11:00 Taiwan Strait Fishery Meteorological and Sea Conditions Forecast
11:00-12:00 History Reading Stereo
12:00-12:35 Taiwan Strait Spotting Soldiers
12:35-12:55 Chinese Music Style
12 :55-13:00 Taiwan Strait Fishery Meteorological and Sea Condition Forecast
13:00-13:30 Qing Tan (replay)
13:30-14:00 Half-timers (replay)
14:00-15:00 Pacific Wind (replay)
15:00-16:00 Reading history in stereo (replay)
16:00-16:30 Pointing out troops in the Taiwan Strait (replay)
16:30-17:00 Only telling stories without reasoning (replay)
17:00-17:15 On point Express
17:15-18:00 Taiwan Strait Affairs
18:00-18:30 Qing Tan
18:30-19:00 Semi-acquainted people (replay)
19:00-19:30 Taiwan Strait military points (replay)
19:30- 20:00 Your Story and My Song (replay)
20:00-21:00 Reading History Stereo (replay)
21:00-21:50 Taiwan Strait Feng Yun Hui (replay)
21:50-22:00 Traditional Chinese Music Style
22:00 -22:30 Qing Tan (replay)
22:30-23:00 Only telling stories without making sense (replay)
23:00-00:00 Wind in the Pacific (replay)
00:00 End of all-day broadcast

Remark:

From 8:00 to 23:00, the five-minute "Policy Tips" promotional program will be broadcast after the hour.
The official title of the program "Telling Stories Without Reasoning" should be "Telling Stories Without
Reasoning". "Qing Tan" program, first broadcast at 18:00, replayed at 22:00 and 13:00 the next day.

The official website of Voice of the Strait Radio Station: https://www.vos.com.cn/
Listen to the Voice of Strait Radio Station online: https://www.qingting.fm/radios/1744

________________________________

On December 21, 2023, a review found that the "China Huayi Broadcasting Company" [CHBC on 6185 kHz. - Ron],
which is actually managed by the Voice of the Strait Radio Station, suddenly broadcast an audio novel program
from 8:24-8:56 without warning, lasting for half an hour. Later, it stopped broadcasting for unknown reasons.
The station did not follow the Sound of Straits Radio station to adjust the broadcasting time, and it still
broadcasted from 11:55-23:00.

In addition, according to historical snapshots of web pages saved on the Internet Archive website, access to
the official website of China Huayi Broadcasting Company "Huaguang.com" ( http://www.chbcnet.com ) will be
closed around August 2022."



Re: Radio Nacional da Amazonia audio of "Jingle Bells" - Amano Dec 24 (Sun), 2023 02:50 UTC No.5552
BRAZIL. 6180, EBC Radio Nacional da Amazonia, 0800-0806 UT, Dec 23. 
At 0800 UT, after the station ID of EBC three station, the program "Brasil Rural" starts.
The three EBC stations are
Rádio Nacional de Brasília AM 980 kHz,
Rádio Nacional da Amazônia OC 11780, 6180 kHz, and
Rádio Nacional do Alto Solimões FM 96.1 MHz.
The first song is "Jingle Bells".
Brazil is also in Christmas mode.
My six minute audio is attached.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


5552.mp3
Re: Wai FM Iban on Christmas Eve. - Amano Dec 24 (Sun), 2023 09:25 UTC No.5553
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM Iban (Segulai Sejalai), 2250-2255 UT, Dec 23.
Wai FM is in the Christmas mood this morning on Christmas Eve in Sarawak.
"Holly Jolly Christmas" sung by Meghan Trainor will be aired.
My five minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9540.mp3 .

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Happy New Year - Ron Howard Jan 01 (Mon), 2024 08:32 UTC No.5554
Want to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year. Hope everyone is safe after the earthquake! Ron (California)



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Jan 01 (Mon), 2024 12:15 UTC No.5555
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !!

Although it was a big tremor, there was no damage to the area and everyone was safe.




Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Jan 06 (Sat), 2024 21:49 UTC No.5556

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0751-0914* UT, Jan 6. The usual announcers and EZL songs;
*0845, start of the daily QRN; sounded almost like jamming noise or a DRM signal, except it covered a
wide frequency range; Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer from 0909 till suddenly cut off 0914*.

KOREA SOUTH. 4885, Echo of Hope VOH, 1034+ UT, Jan 6. An extremely rare day with the normal
N. Korean jamming silent; pop songs (Bruno Mars - "Just The Way You Are," etc.); jamming suddenly
started at *1039; good reception while free of jamming. My VOH audio of one minute in the clear and
one of jamming - https://app.box.com/s/kaad9dwef4rn6xniykfffzme4rpl6ei0 .

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1528+ UT, Jan 6. Significant QRM from Turkey on frequency, but
it faded out by 1545; the usual English segment from 1530+; some adjacent light QRM. My audio of
COVID-19 PSA and interesting "Public notice for the elimination of violence" is attached.

The county is currently experiencing a lot of unrest. Noticed in the news today, that a rebel military group has
taken control of a city - https://news.yahoo.com/myanmar-confirms-key-northeastern-city-073727747.html .

VANUATU. 3945, R. Vanuatu (ex: 9960, with 0658*), 0610 UT, Jan 6. Only a carrier heard; later (0713-0750),
unusual segment with only non-stop Island music (no announcers); better reception than yesterday.

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


5556.mp3
Re: Beibu Bay Radio briefly in English - Ron Howard Jan 06 (Sat), 2024 23:11 UTC No.5557
CHINA. 5050, Beibu Bay Radio, 1513-1515 UT, Jan 6. The daily, brief English program “One Word, One World”;
today about the "opening ceremony Thursday evening" for the Chinese art exhibition which opened at the Thailand
National Gallery (News story - https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202312/29/WS658e3421a31040ac301aa224.html ).

These English spots I find rather annoying. The background music is often too loud, making it difficult to
make out what is being said.

Ron



Re: Tibet "Hello Xizang" English program and Myanmar on new 5919.0 kHz. - Ron Howard Jan 10 (Wed), 2024 18:42 UTC No.5559

> RE: WORiog posting: BDXC-UK Communication items, Jan
>
> CHINA (TIBET) The English programme from Xizang (Tibet) carried from 1600 to 1700 daily, formerly known
> as "Holy Tibet", is now identifying as "Hello Xizang". Best heard in UK on 7385. (Malcolm Kirk 27 Dec) The
> website vtibet.cn still refers to Holy Tibet in text and audio content (ed)

TIBET. 6200, "Hello Xizang" program in English, 1600+ UT, Jan 10. For the first time, I'm hearing the new intro,
with frequent, clear SAs for "Hello Xizang"; now with no references at all to the former "Holy Tibet."

My nine minute audio, with half a minute of indigenous Tibetan music and then into the program -
https://app.box.com/s/uwjrizulouhrekojt3jhgtv4xay0fisy .

MYANMAR.  5919.0 kHz. Formerly Myanmar Radio was on ex 5915, where CRI was also broadcasting with a
strong signal. Today (Jan 10) heard from 1220+ UT, on their new frequency, with a much better signal than heard
underneath CRI.

Ron
California



Re: North Korea - New developments! - Ron Howard Jan 13 (Sat), 2024 15:12 UTC No.5560
Jan 13 - Noticed 3320 // 6160 kHz. (Pyongyang BS) silent at 1125 UT and Echo of Unification (3945 kHz.) 
also absent at 1235 UT.

Ron
California

- - - - posted to WORiog:

From  KBS World news Jan. 13.

Radio Pyongyang (targetting the South) goes Off Air as North Shutters Agencies Handling South

North Korea has been shuttering or reorganizing its agencies and bodies in charge of South Korean affairs
following leader Kim Jong-un's declaration that he'd given up on the "hostile" South as a partner for
reunification at a ruling party meeting last month.

North Korea's state-run Radio Pyongyang - which aired broadcasts targeting South Korean listeners - has
been off-air since Friday afternoon. Its website was still down as of Saturday afternoon.

The suspension of Radio Pyongyang appears linked to the closing of agencies that handled interactions with
South Korea, given that one such agency reportedly operated the station.

Radio Pyongyang had carried North Korea's revolutionary propaganda aimed at South Koreans since the 1960s.
The so-called numbers station also broadcast formatted numbers to convey orders to North Korean agents
operating in the South.

The North also erased the Uriminzokkiri or "We Are One" page from its overseas propaganda website Naenara,
which uses North Korea's .kp domain. The page contained content that highlighted Korean reunification.

Other websites targeting South Korean readers that use .com domains have also been unreachable since Wednesday.
They are likely being closed or reorganized in line with the shuttering of agencies dealing with the South.

The North's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday that a meeting of officials in charge of
"affairs with enemies" had decided to "readjust" several organizations dealing with the South, including the
North Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration, the North Headquarters of the Pan-national
Alliance for Korea's Reunification, the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation and the Council for
the Reunification of Tangun's Nation.

Alan Holder, G4ZBH
Isle of Wight, U.K.



Re: Myanmar Radio (5919.0 kHz.) 1400* UT - Ron Howard Jan 13 (Sat), 2024 15:17 UTC No.5561
Jan 13 - Myanmar Radio (5919.0) noticed 1400* UT, just after the usual brief indeginous music.

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Jan 15 (Mon), 2024 10:28 UTC No.5562
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !


-1015-
4835kHz UNID, very weak signal, who ?
4900kHz CHINA, Voice of Strait
7260kHz VANUATU, // https://vbtc.vu/ , SA at -1026-
QRM from CHINA, Xinjiang PBS (7260kHz)

-1040-
5915kHz Myanmar ?, backed ?, (tnx kiwi SDR via SEAsia)
** Thanks for the info Ron !! I was also able to listen to Myanmar Radio which moved to 5919kHz.



Re: Dap Loi Song Nui and RFA - Ron Howard Jan 15 (Mon), 2024 17:22 UTC No.5563
- - - Per WORiog:

> Possibly too busy siren jamming RFA Khmer from 1230-1330 on 15155 11885 and 9390 for the Cambodian government.
> Vietnamese jammers started around the 21st of June 23. It was thought the jamming was intended to coincide with
> the July 23 Cambodian elections but the siren jamming has continued on a daily basis well into January 24. The
> 2230-2330 RFA Khmer is also heavily jammed but the 1430-1500 transmission in Khmer has remained untouched. So
> maybe not enough transmitters currently available in Vietnam to jam this transmission on 9670 during this time
> period. Time will tell. > Although if it’s been off air it could take the jammers a while to get back onto it.
> Not sure why the Vietnamese are helping out the Cambodians to jam RFA Khmer? Craig Tyson, Perth, Western
> Australia (posted to WORiog).

Thanks, Craig, for your most helpful observations. Today (Jan 15) tuned in to check out the situation with the
Vietnam siren jamming. Also thanks to Liz for the reminder to check 9670 again.

VIETNAM[non]. 9670, Dap Loi Song Nui/Vietnam Democracy Radio, Jan 15, tuned in to hear a definite carrier at
1225 UT; 1230, started programming; opening song is "Dap Loi Song Nui" (Truc Ho - Ban Hop Ca Asia 58), which
is the same name as the radio station's (song is at https://youtu.be/QrOMsllxfS8 ); announcers in Vietnamese
and played a Vietnamese song; rechecked at 1250 and still no jamming; rather a weak signal, but wonderful to
have no Vietnam siren jamming, as always noticed in the past.

My audio today - https://app.box.com/s/55nn8ma7p7elx5j4uqfgpjkwsmf0gdrc .

Website: http://radiodlsn.com/

Contact info:

Vietnam Democracy Radio (VDR)
PO Box 612882
San Jose, CA 95161
Email: lienlac.dlsn@gmail.com [BTW - "lien lac" is Vietnamese for "to contact/communication"]

YouTube video -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQKUfg5LXPk&list=PLaG54x7VPBqB5Q9cvuhm-T08BOduLfVi4&t=3s

CAMBODIA[non]. Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Jan 15, at 1238 UT, heard 11885 (Pao-chung, Taiwan) with RFA and
Vietnam siren jamming; // 9390 (Agingan Point, Saipan) heard with a good signal and NO jamming; unable to
hear 15155 (Tinian Isla.).

My 9390 kHz. 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(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Jan 15 (Mon), 2024 19:03 UTC No.5564
N. Korea - Both 3320 // 6160 (Pyongyang BS) and 3945 // 5905 (Echo of Unification) remain silent through Jan 15.

Myanmar Radio (5915.0), on Jan 15, returned to its normal frequency (briefly on ex 5919.0); heard at 1252 UT;
mixing badly with CRI on frequency. Eventually, if Myanmar had stayed on 5919, there would have been a serious
problem when the Voice of Freedom (clandestine) returned to their often used alternate frequency of 5920
(currently on 6045, with pulsating noise jamming and super jamming white noise from N. Korea), which would
have blocked any chance of 5919 reception!

Korea - Echo of Hope VOH frequencies: 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 // 7720 kHz., as confirmed Jan 15.

Korea - Voice of the People frequencies: 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 // 6520 // 6600 kHz., as
confirmed Jan 15.

Korea[non] - Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, from Japan, heard on 5930, from *1300+ UT; special program in Japanese;
reading a collection of poems by North Korean defectors "I will sell my daughter for 100 won"; // 7335, up
against a strong CNR2.

Thanks very much to Hiroshi for enlightening us, with the help of a Google translation:

"This collection of poems was published in April 2008 by Jang Jin-seong, a North Korean defector. He graduated
from Kim Il Sung University in his mid-30s and was in charge of promoting and agitating the Kim Jong Il regime
as a member of the Central Committee of the Korean Writers' Union. He defected from North Korea in 2004. A total
of 71 poems deal with the tragedy of the Great Famine, in which 3 million people starved to death in the four
years from 1995 to 1998.

A mute woman with a crying baby by her side carries a paper around her neck that says, ``I will sell my daughter
for 100 won.'' When the soldier handed over 100 won, the woman ran away and returned with the bread in her arms.
She stuffed it into her daughter's mouth and cried as she left. The scene is said to have been witnessed at a black
market in Pyongyang in 1999. At the time, 100 won was the price of half an egg in North Korea. Under a system where
even writing poetry itself was not allowed, the poems began with ``hymns to rice'' such as ``Our food is the thick
bark of the tree,'' and continued with a series of vivid words about the way people lived to survive, public executions,
and criticism of the system."

Ron
California



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Jan 16 (Tue), 2024 11:03 UTC No.5565
Ron-san, ARIGATOUGOZAIMASU !


-1055-
5919 kHz MYANMAR, moved again
6045 kHz SK, Voice of Freedom, heavy QRM of Jammer


-1110-
7580kHz NK, Voice of Korea japanese px, mixed with Chinese (Voice of Korea chinese px ??)

-1114-
7410kHz CHINA, Firedrake jammer, test ?, NO target






Re: Indonesia and Vanuatu - Ron Howard Jan 16 (Tue), 2024 12:14 UTC No.5566

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, Jan 16, with decent reception:

0755-0913 UT: The usual programming of mostly EZL songs, many in English, and frequent announcers.

0913-0919: The normal Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer, before the call-to-prayer.

0919-0923: The distinctive Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer. Right on time!

0924+: Back to EZL songs (tuned out).

Nabire Islamic call-to-prayer times for Jan 16:

Fajr - dawn 04:38 (1938 UT)
Dhuhr - after midday 12:11 (0311 UT)
Asr - afternoon 15:35 (0635 UT)
Maghrib - sunset 18:19 (0919 UT)
Isha'a - nighttime 19:33 (1033 UT)

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu (ex 3945), 0601-0740 UT, Jan 16. Wonderful to have them return to a frequency
that produces good reception! Here are a few highlights:

0601-0603: "News Update" in Bislama; followed by some C&W songs.

0631-0634: The often heard service announcements in Bislama; notices regarding the administration of the
estate of a deceased person, giving contact info for any persons claiming an interest in the estate;
started and ended with the usual distinctive indigenous drums.

0654+: Series of ads, PSA's and promos (one for the "National Lotto," BBCWS promo for 104 FM, etc.).

0700-0712: "News Bulletin" and sports, in Bislama (items about China and Taiwan, "football," etc.).

0720: Promo for the upcoming “UB40 featuring Ali Campbell” music concert; please see the new YouTube promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHncFKVz3Vs .

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



Re: Outstanding reception of Myanmar Radio (5915 kHz.) - Ron Howard Jan 18 (Thu), 2024 15:14 UTC No.5567
Myanmar Radio (5915), Jan 18, with about the best reception ever heard from Myanmar on this frequency;
1240-1400* UT; mostly eclectic music (EZL pop songs through to indigenous songs, etc.); some announcers;
going off the air after the usual brief theme music (indigenous instrumental music).

What happened to CRI today? No signal at all, making for wonderful Myanmar reception! Normally CRI's strong
signal kills Myanmar.

Here is my audio today of the last four minutes - https://app.box.com/s/nzn79jtknwiaj3h5o8l82aeobcuojoxn .

Ron
California



Re: Chinese Laba Festival Jan 18 - Ron Howard Jan 18 (Thu), 2024 16:42 UTC No.5568

> What happened to CRI today [on 5915 kHz.]? No signal at all, making for wonderful Myanmar reception!
> Normally CRI's strong signal kills Myanmar.

My wife, who was born in Shanghai, tells me today (Jan 18) is a Chinese holiday (Laba festival), so perhaps
that has changed the usual CRI programming? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laba_Festival .

Feb 10 will be the Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year/Spring Festival, so we might expect to find some Chinese
SW anomalies?

Ron



Re: Outstanding reception of Myanmar Radio (5915 kHz.) - Amano Jan 19 (Fri), 2024 22:30 UTC No.5569
Hi Ron-san
Nice reception!
CRI on 5915 kHz remained stopped on Jan 17.

MYANMAR. 5919, Myanmar Radio, 0940-1240 UT, Jan 17. CRI on 5915 continues to stop.
5919 in Japan is affected by CNR5 on 5925 side interference.
I tuned in to the lower frequency and received it.
At 1116 UT, I heard “Walking Walking“ in Myanmar version.
My three minute audio at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9563.mp3 .

“Walking Walking“ in English on YouTube -
https://youtu.be/fPMjnlTEZwU

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Jan 21 (Sun), 2024 05:01 UTC No.5570
CHINA. 5049.9, Beibu Bay Radio, 1342-1344 UT, Jan 20 (Saturday). Had not noticed them off frequency before. 
The daily, very brief language program “One Word, One World”; not sure what Asian language the lesson was in;
weekend language schedule not listed.

MYANMAR. 5919.0, Myanmar Radio, weak UNID signal at 1040 UT, Jan 20. Quickly fading up to fair reception and
able to easily confirmed was Myanmar; back again after recently returning back to ex: 5915; noticed the usual 1400*.

The closing audio today - https://app.box.com/s/tl9wul0klqw966q875gulxpncexed2zc .

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, random checks 1222-1401+ UT, Jan 20. Greatly extended past normal 1200*; playing
non-stop pop songs; weak signal. The good news is that Cuba remains silent on 5025 kHz., helping SIBC reception!

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, Jan 20 (Saturday), highlights of fairly readable reception; most of the time with
slight het from assume very weak Xinjiang being slightly off frequency:

0942+ UT: Saturday's "Voice of Provinces" program in Bislama (Reverend Nibeo consecrated as Bishop of Temotu
Province [eastern province of Solomon Islands], here is the recent news story:
https://sundayisles.islesmedia.net/rev-nibeo-consecrated-as-7th-bishop-of-temotu/ , etc.).

1000-1014: SA with frequencies (sounded like 7560?), local time check; into the "News Bulletin" (items about
student registration, Vanuatu Animal Association, helping to provide long life to animals [sound bites in
English]; "News outside the county" [Australia, etc.] and sports news). My audio (please note frequencies) - https://app.box.com/s/6at9srn46f9fsvpktipw43ghd2hrp4ei .

VIETNAM. 9839.9, Voice of Vietnam, 1135-1147 UT, Jan 20 (Saturday). In English with fair reception (nicely
readable); weekend news items (about Vietnam Coast Guard, about ethnic students, etc.).
My audio - https://app.box.com/s/xgoxz1n47os57dbr0754d4jell7dghoq .

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu on 7260 kHz. - Amano Jan 24 (Wed), 2024 23:50 UTC No.5571
VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0856-1102*? UT, Jan 23 (Tuesday).
At 0900 UT, very good reception with almost no interference.
My six minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9567.mp3 .
* 00:04-04:21, 0856’04“-0900’21“ UT, “Yesu Christo“ - Naio.
* 04:21-04:30, 0900’21“-0900’30“ UT, SA with local time check, 8 o'clock (2000 VUT, 0900 UTC, 1800 JST).

At 1000 UT, SA with frequencies, Website and local time check.
My 01:30 audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9568.mp3 .

Frequencies:
“7-2-6-0 kHz, 3-9-4-5 kHz on Short Wave.
11-25 kHz on Medium Wave.
100 MHz on FM frequency“.

Website:
“On-line website is www.vbtc.vu“.

Local time check:
“Vanuatu time ... 9 o'clock“.
* 2100 VUT, 1000 UTC, 1900 JST.

At 1058 UT, CRI Japanese signing-on on the same frequency.
Radio Vanuatu can be heard in the background.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Jan 25 (Thu), 2024 04:30 UTC No.5572
CHINA. 6060 // 7225, Sichuan Ethnic Radio (Sichuan PBS-2), 1226 UT, Jan 24. The pop song "Fernando"; 1230, 
clear SAs "Sìchuān mínzú guǎngbò, Sichuan Ethnic Radio."

CONGO[non-log]. 6115, R. Congo, on Jan 23. Checking 0505-0550 UT, with no trace of Congo between the brief
silent spots between the non-stop pop music from Japan.

MONGOLIA. 12084.87, VOM, 0913-0930 UT, Jan 23. Clearly in English, but too weak and stronger CODAR QRM to be
able to make out much, but certainly talking about "Mongolia" and "Mongolian friends"; 0929, SA/contact info,
along with nice IS. Brief audio attached.

USA. 7505, WRNO, 0450-0501* UT, Jan 23. Religious program in Arabic with fair-good signal until 0456, when the
modulation was suddenly, greatly reduced, with the audio of a different religious program; too weak to tell the
language.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0628-0728 UT, Jan 23. The usual format; 0630, distinctive singing station ID
("Radio Vanuatu . . Kingdom of Tonga . . Solomon Islands . . Voice of Papua New Guinea . . Radio Vanuatu");
0700-0715, news in Bislama with an unusual segment in English; almost fair reception.

Ron
California


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Re: Voice of Freedom with some new 2024 programs and program schedule changes on 5920 kHz. - Ron Howard Feb 03 (Sat), 2024 00:58 UTC No.5573

KOREA SOUTH. 5920, Voice of Freedom (Jayu-e soli Bangsong). Free from any N. Korea jamming on Feb 2
(ex: 6045 heard with super white noise jamming and also rapid pulsating noise jamming, but no VOF there!).
The VOF open carrier heard at 0720 UT tune-in, long before the start of their Korean programming.

Thanks very much to Amano and pasar malam, both in Japan, for providing the informative 2024 updated VOF info.
Certainly a lot of work went into updating the info! ( https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:5558#5558 )

*0753 UT: Intro music; distinctive gong rung three times; Voice of Freedom SA; Republic of Korea choral National
Anthem; VOF FM frequency announcement ; the usual singing 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 5
(daseos) sileul allyeodeulibnida" (Voice of Freedom announces 5pm); 0800-0815 UT: "Bodo Gwangjang" (News Plaza)
program (last year aired the "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" [Let's go music together] program in this time
slot). My twelve minute audio of intro and portion of "Bodo Gwangjang" today - https://app.box.com/s/f0x76o2qmbx73s7vflvoq0tygtpuu8qr .

0815-0820: "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory).

0820-0835: New program for 2024 - “Bughan-e bupae wa jinsil“ (Corruption and truth in North Korea), revealing the
inside story of the most powerful North Korean executives; during the program, they played the singing station
jingle. My nine minute audio - https://app.box.com/s/5cz8jsglqaamu6r4p0x67vo91jhqmt5h .

0835-0840: "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart).

0840-0900: "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party).

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



Re: Myanmar (5919.0) and Voice of Freedom (5920) + N. Korea double jamming - Ron Howard Feb 03 (Sat), 2024 13:39 UTC No.5574
> Myanmar Radio (5915.0), on Jan 15, returned to its normal frequency (briefly on ex 5919.0); heard at 1252 UT; 
> mixing badly with CRI on frequency. Eventually, if Myanmar had stayed on 5919, there would have been a serious
> problem when the Voice of Freedom (clandestine) returned to their often used alternate frequency of 5920 (currently
> on 6045, with pulsating noise jamming and super jamming white noise from N. Korea), which would have blocked any
> chance of 5919 reception! (Ron)

Feb 3 - Yes, today at 1106 UT, heard extremely poor reception of Myanmar Radio on 5919.0, being blocked by the
strong N. Korean jamming (both super noise jamming and rapid pulsating jamming!) of Voice of Freedom (clandestine),
on 5920, which when I heard them yesterday, there was no jamming at all. So no longer any decent reception of Myanmar
on 5919.0, as long as VOF and jamming are on 5920. CRI continues to be silent on 5915, so now would be a good time for
Myanmar to return to their former 5915.

Other Myanmar reception on Feb 3:

5985 kHz. - Myanmar's open carrier on at 1118 UT; audio started at 1121, with fair reception; at 1124, start of CRI's
open carrier, blocking Myanmar (China's audio started at 1130); Myanmar // to 9730.

9730 kHz. - Myanmar heard underneath a strong Alaska signal, till Myanmar off at 1147* UT, while // 5985 continued on.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Feb 04 (Sun), 2024 08:00 UTC No.5575
Thanks to Ron and Amano !!! 


-0740-

New SKD ?
Voice of the People : 3480, 3910, 3930, 4450(?), 4560, 6520(?), 6600(?)
Echo of Hope - VOH : 3985, 4885(?), 5995, 6350, 7720(jamm. only)


-0755-
7300 kHz UNID DRM signal, -0757*, it was not possible to demodulate them..



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Feb 04 (Sun), 2024 13:41 UTC No.5576
Greetings from California!

Feb 3: Echo of Hope VOH, at 1225 UT;
3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 (good) // 7720 (good, but normally is jammed earlier).

Voice of the People, at 1230 UT;
3480 (fair-good) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 (good) // 6520 // 6600.

Jan 27: Echo of Hope VOH, at 1035 UT;
4885 // 6250 // 7720; later at *1059 UT, 3985 // 5995 // 6350, joining the other frequencies.
1100 UT - continuing to use the "V-O-H" SA.

Ron
Clouds at Asilomar State Beach, California - https://app.box.com/s/fagy8npl9bo3tade0w3ad4bwoo0w8440 .



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Feb 07 (Wed), 2024 23:00 UTC No.5577
CHINA. FYI - On Feb 9, at about 1200 UT, a variety of Chinese SW stations will be broadcasting the Chinese Lunar 
New Year's Eve Gala; might be worth it to check both CNR1 and CNR2 to find which will relay the CCTV coverage;
also check the many regional SW station's to find who else might air this major 4+ hour production; in past years
I noted Qinghai ("Qinghai News Comprehensive Broadcasting"), etc., with the relay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCTV_New_Year%27s_Gala - "The Gala has the largest audience of any entertainment
show in the world, and is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most watched television program.
The 2018 edition of the Gala attracted more than one billion viewers."

8049 USB, VC01 (Chinese Military numbers station), on Feb 6, at 1144 UT; numbers in Chinese; fair reception.
Brief audio attached.

CUBA. 5025, Feb 6; only an open carrier (no audio at all); random checking 0543-1140 UT, but found xmtr off the
air at 1204. Feb 7, noticed off the air 1050+ UT.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 5930, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, *1300 UT, Feb 7 (Wednesday). In English; segments "Today's
Newsflash," "Today's News on North Korea Issues" and "This is a message from the government of Japan"; fair;
// 7335, with CNR2 QRM. My audio of the "message" - https://app.box.com/s/7mgdfv0imbkly2yy2xa1b4ngirma4sx7 .
 
KOREA SOUTH. 7235, National Unity Radio, broadcasting from Taiwan, on Feb 6; 1054 UT, xmtr turned on; *1055,
start of N. Korea rapid pulsating noise jamming; 1100, start of NUR's programs in Korean; 1135-1136, the brief
one minute English language lesson; the phrase today was "Genius is nothing but a great capacity for patience";
last year these lessons were instead in Chinese; heard well above the weaker jamming.
My audio of the brief English spot - https://app.box.com/s/r85phoe0lciz2hdmn23r3akbqcauw0ya .

Website: https://www.uni-media.net/
Editors: Gwangbaek Lee, Minsu Kim
Email: umg.info@uni-media.net
Address: National Unification Broadcasting
3rd floor, Baeyoung Building, 59 Donggyo-ro,  
Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04018 Republic of Korea

National Unity Radio has been on air since December 2005, and was initially launched as Radio Free Chosun
(RFC). On the 22nd day of October 2015, it was renamed National Unity Radio. The station is a project of
the United States Congress-funded NGO unification media group, which was co-founded by RFC together with
Open R. for North Korea (and two other South Korean media outlets) in November 2014.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Feb 07 (Wed), 2024 23:05 UTC No.5578
> CHINA. 8049 USB, VC01 (Chinese Military numbers station), on Feb 6, at 1144 UT; numbers in Chinese; fair reception. Brief audio
> attached.

The audio did not come through, so here it is - https://app.box.com/s/9xz7dvv9akxaks7124bkp54s4azxxkzj . Ron



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Feb 08 (Thu), 2024 15:57 UTC No.5579
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, 1106 UT, Feb 8. An unusual day with
actual faint audio (most days is only an open carrier); 1106-1114, news in stilted Chinese; 1114-1117, the
usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri,” after the news; this Channel One programming is very different from
the 7780, VOI (Channel Two) relay via WRMI (8-9 UT).

KOREA SOUTH. 6015, KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, at 1215 UT, Feb 8. Audio feed from the broadcast of KBS1-TV,
with the KBS News at Nine (today's news is at YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXkPydoCXXc );
moderate N. Korean jamming; surprised to hear some light QRM underneath from PBS Xinjiang (clearly // 4850).

VIETNAM. 8812-USB, VISHIPEL (Vietnam Maritime Communications and Electronics LLC) coastal station (site?);
*1237-1239* UT, on Feb 8; one of the many marine coastal stations; in Vietnamese; segment started with phone
tones, then marine forecast; *1239-1240*, in English; somewhat readable; "Weather information for South China
coastal waters provided by the Hong Kong observatory at 7:45 PM, February 8, 2024 . . warning . . cyclone
affecting South China coastal waters . . . Area forecast for the next 24 hours . . Outlook for the following
48 hours . . End of Broadcast." My audio - https://app.box.com/s/nqsvdpu44wg9y9m1jnd6dv811t5fue9u .

Ron
California



Re: Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! - Ron Howard Feb 09 (Fri), 2024 23:37 UTC No.5580

CHINA. Coverage of the Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve Gala; started at 1203 UT, Feb 9; aired on CNR1 (6125, etc.)
and found // 7345 (CNR7 - Voice of the Greater Bay); later at 1250, also noticed // 7420 (Inner Mongolia RTV);
at 1450 classical orchestra music (still 6125 // 7345 // 7420), but later at 1615 found 7420 was off the air
(1605*) and CRI was heard in English; checked many other Chinese stations, but no gala coverage. YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZW1LzoLUCI .

Voice of the Strait (4900), noticed suddenly off the air at 1131* UT, before the start of the gala; have recently
heard closing about 1130.

KYRGYZSTAN, 4010, Kyrgyz Radio (presumed), at 1455 UT, Feb 9. Very prominent open carrier, but no audio heard.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, 1457 UT, Feb 9 (Friday). The signal from Turkey (VOT) was killing Myanmar reception;
later from 1530+ UT, was not in the usual English, but instead in Burmese; announcers chatting and playing music.
Feb 10 is not Myanmar's New Year's Day; the Burmese New Year's Water Festival (Thingyan) is celebrated in April.
Perhaps today was not in English due to Monday (Feb 12) being a national Myanmar holiday (Union Day - celebrating
the unification of the country).

TIBET. 6200, "Xizang Radio and Television Station"; 1600+ UT, Feb 9. Time pips; the English program "Hello Xizang";
intro "Hello and welcome to this special edition of 'Hello Xizang,' brought to you by Xizang Radio and Television
Station"; info about Tibet (rivers, temperatures, rainfall, festivals, etc.); info about the start of the "Spring
Festival" (Tibetan New Year - Feb 10); playing some pop songs; giving contact info; reception was after my local
sunrise (1502 UT). My fairly readable three and a half minute audio is at
https://app.box.com/s/t3ng3rhblo6dwd30f3itsi36xvc1s5un .

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom (6045 kHz.) good reception - Ron Howard Feb 29 (Thu), 2024 23:24 UTC No.5581
KOREA SOUTH. now on alternate frequency of 6045, Voice of Freedom; Feb 29, free of jamming, while ex: 5920 
still strongly jammed by N. Korea. When VOF is clear of jamming, it is heard with very good reception.

The following program names are made possible by the generous assistance of pasar malam and Amano, both from
Japan! Thanks very much to these two gentlemen for adding so much to my enjoyment of listening to VOF.

9:00 PM JST
1200-1210 UT single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo bam 9 (ahob) sileul allyeodeulibnida" (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); followed by "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza). My
audio https://app.box.com/s/h0kh7bgqw0spihq71jf0nj0uhiqxrtwb .

9:15 PM JST
1215-1220 "Nalssi Jeonmangdae" (Weather Observatory).

9:20 PM JST
1220-1235 “Jeongbogi wa Mang-gilli“ (Jeongbogi and Mangili). This is a new program (drama) that started in 2024.
My fifteen minute audio https://app.box.com/s/imkt0bbru75rk15mogufpersfcodnydj .

9:35 PM JST
1235-1300 "Hanla-eseo Baegdukkaji" (From Halla to Baekdu).
My eight minute audio https://app.box.com/s/zt92mv1mclor6a2wgl8yzn1k657nk4fs .

10:00 PM JST
1300-1320 "Sigan-yeohaeng, yeogsa tamheomdae" (Time travel, history exploration party).
My six minute audio https://app.box.com/s/07ca0jg4djh3dhvvvkww86u3rey692lh .

10:20 PM JST
1320-1330 “Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama).
My three minute audio https://app.box.com/s/jeoefzimjl6dn3htyed4crob1yogobha .

10:30 PM JST
1330-1400 "Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future).
My three minute audio https://app.box.com/s/0v9swd0ast18v1xfp7w3t0hz5xn9kt2v .

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



Re: Voice of Indonesia (3325 kHz.) - Ron Howard Feb 29 (Thu), 2024 23:57 UTC No.5582
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on Feb 29, with the English segment.
Is wonderful to often now be able to hear VOI with semi-readable reception or even better at times, after
having suffered in the past with month-after-month-after-month of just a carrier being heard with no audio
detected.

10:11 PM JST
1311-1313 UT: The usual post-news patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”

10:13 PM JST
1313: Announcement of a special festival ("The 54th Annual Yap Day celebrations, one of the premier and largest
cultural events in all of Micronesia, will be held on February 29 and March 1, 2024. Hosted this year in the
village of Makiy in Gagil municipality, this two-day event will showcase and celebrate everything Yapese –
traditions, culture, heritage, food, family, and community. . ."
https://www.divenewswire.com/2024-yap-day-celebrations-slated-for-the-village-of-makiy-in-gagil/ ).

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Freedom (6045 kHz.) good reception - Amano Mar 02 (Sat), 2024 06:00 UTC No.5583
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the information.
I have quoted your reception audio and reception log in the schedule table below.
https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/?res:5558

KOREA SOUTH. 6045 (ex:5920), Voice of Freedom, 1900-2100 UT, Mar 1.
No jamming and good reception!

My 07:30 audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4920.mp3 .

3:00 AM JST, Mar 2.
1800-1815 UT single tone; "Jayu-e solibangsong-eseo saebyeog 3 (ses) sileul allyeodeulibnida" (Voice of Freedom
has announced 3am); singing station jingle - "jinsil-e soli, huimang-e soli, jayu-e soli bangsong!" (Voice of
Truth, Voice of Hope, Voice of Freedom broadcast); followed by "Bodo gwangjang" (News Plaza).
My audio, 00:00-01:00.

3:15 AM JST, Mar 2.
1815-1830 “Jeongbogi wa Mang-gilli“ (Jeongbogi and Mangili).
My audio, 01:00-02:00.

This is a new program (drama) that started in 2024.
This drama program was previously broadcast on VOH.
VOH version reception audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4255.mp3
* 4885 kHz, May 15 (Tue), 2018.
* 00:00-01:38, 1343'02"-1344'40" UT, the starting part.
* 01:38-03:05, 1352'31"-1353'58" UT, the ending part.

3:30 AM JST, Mar 2.
1830-1900 "Aneun geos-i him-ida" (Knowing is power).
My audio, 02:00-03:00.

4:00 AM JST, Mar 2.
1900-1915 “Ulisoli hanmadang“ (Our sound festival).
My audio, 03:00-04:00.

4:15 AM JST, Mar 2.
1915-1920 "Ma-eum-e swimpyo" (Resting heart).
My audio, 04:00-05:00.

4:20 AM JST, Mar 2.
1920-1930 “Sanneomeo Namchon-e“ (Crossing the mountains to Namchon).
My audio, 05:00-06:00
and my seven minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbsasia/img/4922.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:30, 1920'00"-1923'30" UT, the starting part.
* 03:30-07:00, 1926'30"-1930'00" UT, the ending part.

This is a new program (drama) that started in 2024.
Broadcast only on Saturdays and Sundays (JST).
“Kkumkkuneun cheongchungeug“ (Dreaming youth drama) is broadcast at the same time on weekdays.

4:30 AM JST, Mar 2.
1930-2000"Hanminjog tong-illo milaelo" (Korean people, to unity, to the future).
My audio, 06:00-07:00.

5:00 AM JST, Mar 2.
2000-2100 "Hamkke tteonaneun eum-ag-yeohaeng" (Let's go music together).
My audio, 07:00-07:30.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Shiki-city Saitama, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Voice of the Strait (4900 kHz.) - Ron Howard Mar 03 (Sun), 2024 04:07 UTC No.5584
Greetings, Amano, from California! Always appreciate reading your very informative postings. 
Thanks for all your help! Ron

CHINA. 4900, Voice of the Strait (Hǎixiá zhī shēng), 1059-1133* UT (19:59-20:33* JST), Mar 1. EZL song;
time pips; nice clear ID's and with Chinese programming and music. Since mid-January this frequency has
been on an abbreviated schedule and is no longer airing the Hokkien language programs, but is exclusively
in Mandarin Chinese.

Feb 7  - 1133*
Feb 23 - 1133*  

For those folks that are interested in this station's background, please go to
https://groups.io/g/WOR/message/139308 for the full story of this station's psychological warfare operations
against Taiwan. VOS website - https://www.vos.com.cn/ .

Today's audio file: https://app.box.com/s/vr357gdr9hs3sb01x82svyaxp9wsxr3d :
My five minute audio starts with a song; time pips; OM and YL with ID ("Hǎixiá zhī shēng guǎngbò diàntái" -
海峡之声广播电台); YL with talk about "Several Measures to Promote Cross-Strait Economic and Cultural Exchanges
and Cooperation" ("Guānyú cùjìn liǎng'àn jīngjì wénhuà jiāoliú hézuò de ruògān cuòshī" -
[关于促进两岸经济文化交流合作的若干措施]); the announcer explains that the measures are also called "Benefit
Taiwan 31 measures", passed by the State Office of Taiwan Affairs on Feb 28, 2018; today's program discusses
the first measure "promote investment and economic cooperation by treating mainland and Taiwan businesses equally."

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



Re: Voice of Indonesia (3325 kHz.) - Amano Mar 08 (Fri), 2024 15:40 UTC No.5585
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the information always!

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on Mar 7, 1300-1400 UT, with the English segment.
Good reception!
My fore minute audio is attached.
* 00:00-04:00, 1327’55“-1331’55“ UT.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Toda-city Saitama, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR (Sync on LSB), antenna: AN-12


5585.mp3
Re: Return of RRI Nabire and Radio Vanuatu with outstanding reception - Ron Howard Mar 08 (Fri), 2024 21:03 UTC No.5586
Greetings, Amano, from California. Outstanding VOI audio. Thank you!! Very enjoyable to hear VOI at 
such a good audio level. 3325 kHz. Channel One programming is very different format from the 7780 kHz.,
VOI (Channel Two) relay via WRMI (8-9 UT).

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, on Mar 8; very pleased to find them back on the air again after
being absent for a while; just in time for the start of Ramadan (Mar 10 - Sunday); decent reception,
but after 0900 the usual QRN.

0832-0910 UT: The normal programming of mostly EZL songs and announcers.

0910-0916: Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer, before the call-to-prayer.

0916-0920: The distinctive Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer. Right on time!

0920 till suddenly cut off 0929*: EZL songs.

My audio of a portion of one minute of the Shalawat Tarhim prayer and one of music -
https://app.box.com/s/l7osk5ajdlh7hveszijffl4whealkx8y .

Nabire Islamic call-to-prayer times for March 8:

Fajr - dawn 04:49 (1949 UT)
Dhuhr - after midday 12:12 (0312 UT)
Asr - afternoon 15:14 (0614 UT)
Maghrib - sunset 18:16 (0916 UT)
Isha - nighttime 19:24 (1024 UT)

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, Mar 8. Unusually good; very enjoyable, very readable reception; 0645-0735 UT.
Here are a few highlights:

0652: Item in Bislama about the upcoming Solomon Islands April 17th general elections
(news story - https://www.sibconline.com.sb/17th-of-april-2024-for-joint-elections/ ).

0700+: Series of Public Service Announcements (PSA)
(UN Commission on the Status of Women [ https://www.unwomen.org/en/how-we-work/commission-on-the-status-of-women ],
national referendum, health center, etc.)/SA with frequencies (SW 7-2-6-0)/news (report of "low pressure system"
causing rain, criminal activity report, etc.)/sports/weather.
My audio - https://app.box.com/s/br153c1zdibqsfqjc7lnbxdgryc5qtlo .

Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CommRadio CR-1 (very pleased today with the performance of my replacement radio), external antenna: 30m long wire



Re: Echo of Hope - VOH testing on new 7708 kHz.? - Ron Howard Mar 13 (Wed), 2024 00:22 UTC No.5587

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,126779.0.html

> EoH/EoU 7708 AM 1855 UTC 09 MAR 2024
> « on: March 09, 2024, 1914 UTC »
>
> on new frequency 7708 music, ID and news at 1900 // 6250 7720 via SDR in Novosibirsk, Russia

After seeing the above log (thanks to "FOX" for the posting!), I started monitoring VOH; during considerable
monitoring was unsuccessful at hearing 7708, but then on March 11, success; at 0936 UT; heard VOH with
definite 7708 and // 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 // 7720 kHz.; later rechecked at 0943, found 7708
was already silent.

Perhaps they are randomly testing this frequency? Needs more monitoring to determine what is happening!

Ron
California



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Vois Blong Yumi (7260 kHz.) good reception! - Amano Mar 19 (Tue), 2024 03:00 UTC No.5588
Hi Ron-san
Thank you very much for all the information.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, Mar 18, 0825-0855 UT.
Very good reception with no interference!
Station SA “Radio Vanuatu - Vois Blong Yumi“ and time announcement “half past seven (1930 VUT) “ are clear.
My two minute audio -
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9598.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 0830’00“-0832’00“ UT.

Amano
Arakawa Riverside, Akabane Tokyo, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: RRI Nabire and Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Mar 19 (Tue), 2024 22:30 UTC No.5589


INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0810-0920 UT, March 18. Very slowly fading up.

0810-0817: Segment of EZL songs and announcers.

0817+: Start of Ramadan program; intro and exit with some Middle Eastern/Islamic influenced music/singing;
mostly long monologues; every day seems like a service from a mosque, as there is always a segment with a
group of people giving a response or repeating something; QRN (static) and after 0857, strong QRN.

0914-0917: Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer; another day without the usual Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer
that is normally played before the call-to-prayer. Absence must be due to Ramadan?

0920: Tuned out as the QRN was just too uncomfortable to listen to.

March 19 - RRI Nabire (7289.93), monitoring from 0820+ UT, but found them off the air.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, on March 18, from 0610 to 0735 UT; yet another day of entertaining reception;
here are some highlights:

0610-0630: Nice Island music/singing.

0630-0636: The often heard Bislama/English service messages (but not daily!); today with more probate info
for people claiming any interest in the estate of the deceased. Distinctive intro and exit with indigenous drums.

0636: Johnny Nash (I thought the announcer said "Johnny Cash," Hi) with "Rock Me, Rock Me, Rock Me Baby" (reggae -
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55stoMMrE70 .

0646: Brief news items; 23 killed by landslides and extreme weather in Papua New Guinea, etc. (news story -
https://www.thenational.com.pg/severe-weather-kills-23/ ).

0648: Pop songs (Jimmy Cliff - "I Can See Clearly Now," etc.).

0656+: The usual series of promos, ads, PSAs; conference for the UN Commission on the Status of Women being held
March 11-22 [ https://www.unwomen.org/en/how-we-work/commission-on-the-status-of-women ], national referendum,
etc.

0701-0714: News/sports in Bislama (item about the Auckland United football team, etc.).

0735: Discussion in Bislama about the national referendum ("direct democracy").

March 19 - R. Vanuatu (7260), 0620-0730 UT, with the usual format; 0631-0634, service messages with more probate info.

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - XYZ Mar 20 (Wed), 2024 09:10 UTC No.5590
Thanks to Ron-san and Amanon !!


-0858-

SOUTH KOREA, Voice of the People : 3480, 3910, 3930, 4450, 4560, 6520, 6600,
SOUTH KOREA, Echo of Hope - VOH : 3985, 4885, 5995, 6250, 6350, 7720,



Re: HLL2 Seoul Meteorological Radio, on 5855.5 kHz. (ex: 5857.5), with new frequency/schedule/format - Ron Howard Mar 21 (Thu), 2024 10:36 UTC No.5591

KOREA SOUTH. new 5855.5 USB (ex: 5857.5), HLL2 Seoul Meteorological Radio. Thanks very much to
Tony Pavick for the alert; observed March 21, with new frequency, different language format and
new schedule:

0831-0845* UT: Seemed to be completely in Korean.

0933-0938*: Tuned into what seemed to me to be a strange segment of brief (too brief to be of much use?)
multi-language weather reports; English/Japanese/Chinese.

This needs more monitoring to determine their full schedule and what languages are used and when.

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard Mar 21 (Thu), 2024 12:17 UTC No.5592

INDONESIA[non-log]. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, checking 0745+ UT, on March 21, but no signal for the
second day.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, on March 21, from 0608 to 0745 UT; yes, another enjoyable day of listening;
mostly readable; here are some highlights:

0625+: Today playing many fine selections of Island music (brief audio attached).

0630, 0638 and 0657: The often heard musical SA; "Radio Vanuatu . . Kingdom of Tonga . . Solomon Islands
. . Voice of Papua New Guinea . . Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi" (This SA starts my audio clip today).

0658: Invitation for Easter lunch at the Verandah restaurant, at the Holiday Inn Resort (looks very nice
at their website - https://vanuatu.holidayinnresorts.com/restaurants-and-bars/verandah-restaurant/ ); this
month's UN Commission on the Status of Women. My audio - https://app.box.com/s/5e9hmki1gyv3nr6wiq97hikvng2n8koq .

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


5592.mp3
Re: HLL2 Seoul Meteorological Radio, on 5855.5 kHz. (ex: 5857.5), with new frequency/schedule/format - Ron Howard Mar 21 (Thu), 2024 16:07 UTC No.5593
- - - - Greatly appreciate the following feedback from Rob Wagner (Australia). Ron

"Thanks for the tip, Ron. Here are my observations tonight:

5855.61 USB  KOREA REP. HLL Seoul Meteorological Radio - Seoul-Gangseo-gu. Following a tip from Ron Howard,
I checked this on March 21 at 1255 to find an unmodulated carrier. Then, weather reports in Korean at 1300,
English at 1305, Japanese at 1312, and Mandarin at 1320, concluding at 1329. The language sequence recommenced
at 1332, concluding at 1357. Nothing further heard, so I stopped monitoring at 1407. NF (ex 5857.5 kHz).

73, Rob VK3BVW"



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard Mar 28 (Thu), 2024 12:45 UTC No.5594
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, 1021, March 28. In English with some
music; poor-very poor; too early for any decent reception.

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, March 28, checked from 0755+, but was not heard.

7780, Voice of Indonesia (Channel Two) relay via WRMI, 0800, March 28. In English; intro to "Indonesia
Today"; news and patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”; non-stop songs; 0819, world weather; mostly readable.

KOREA SOUTH. 5855.6 USB, HLL2 Seoul Meteorological Radio, 1005-1012, March 28. In English with weather
conditions for various locations in Asia; fair/very readable, with good audio, whereas on March 25,
heard with distorted audio. My audio today - https://app.box.com/s/ybhsguaa19vb9ayyoid9e2fgyckixv13 .
At 1012, into Japanese; at 1019, into Chinese.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0710-0750, March 28. Again with mostly good reception; highlights:

0710-0713: News/sports/weather in Bislama ("news outside the country," in Kiribati, one dead of rotavirus
and 100 persons with symptoms of the virus [news story -
https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/512803/pacific-news-in-brief-for-march-27 ]. BTW - 846 kHz.
is still not being heard!).

0731+: Public service program about the May 29 national referendum, in Bislama; mostly talking about
"misinformation about the referendum," "You must have the right information," etc.

Later at 0950, heard UNID wide DRM signal killing R. Vanuatu reception on 7260.

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



Re: Free North Korea Radio (11510 & 7630 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 02 (Tue), 2024 03:35 UTC No.5595
Free North Korea Radio:

The following site has an interesting audio from April 1, that contains a portion in English (1:48+ on audio
streaming). Suzanne Scholte (president of the Defense Forum Foundation, is the Vice Co-Chair of the U.S.
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea and also chairman of Free North Korea Radio), gives a brief talk.

http://www.fnkradio.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=radio&wr_id=1646&sca=%EC%98%A4%EB%8A%98%EC%9D%98%EB%B0%A9%EC%86%A1 .

"Free North Korea Broadcasting is a broadcast created with the wisdom and passion of North Korean defectors who
escaped from North Korea and are living in South Korea. Free North Korea Broadcasting has been broadcasting for
2 hours a day since April 1, 2006, and is operated under the sponsorship of the Washington Coalition for North
Korea Freedom. Free North Korea Broadcasting, which preaches the truth in North Korea and creates a unified
homeland based on freedom and democracy, is broadcast every night.

You can listen to it on shortwave 11510kHz from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. [10 PM to 11 PM would be 1300-1400 UTC - Ron]
and shortwave 7630kHz from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. You can listen to it again on the Internet homepage www.fnkradio.com ."

Ron
California



Re: Free North Korea Radio (11510 & 7630 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 02 (Tue), 2024 14:30 UTC No.5596
Free North Korea Radio, 11509.6, on April 2, with *1300; poor reception; today repeating the same English 
segment given by Suzanne Scholte yesterday; extremely nice to hear English from this station, making for
an easy, positive ID.

Today's audio from their website - http://www.fnkradio.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=radio&wr_id=1647&sca .

Ron



Re: Free North Korea Radio (11510 & 7630 kHz.) - Ron Howard Apr 02 (Tue), 2024 14:37 UTC No.5597
Sorry - Free North Korea Radio correct frequency is 11509.96 kHz. Ron 



Re: Korea - Ron Howard Apr 07 (Sun), 2024 20:34 UTC No.5598
KOREA SOUTH. Voice of the People, 3480 (best reception) // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 (2nd best, with CODAR)
// 6520 // 6600, on April 7, at 1135.

Echo of Hope VOH, 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 (2nd best) // 7720 (excellent reception), on April 7, at 1130.

Voice of Freedom, 5920, on April 7, at 1140; poor, due to N. Korea super jamming.

National Unity Radio, broadcasting from Taiwan, on new 7340 (ex: 7235), 1215-1250, April 7. In Korean, with
light hearted (often laughing) announcers chatting. No language lesson today (Sunday), which conforms to my
past monitoring; language lessons given only on weekdays, which are aired after 1230 (times vary). Strong signal,
with light N. Korea jamming underneath. My audio - https://app.box.com/s/q3lv7dfnjziz2u2m0zte5p80sb3qqejh .

Website: https://www.uni-media.net/  ("Starting March 31, 2024, the frequency and broadcast time of the National
Unification Broadcasting System [UMG] have changed. Broadcast time [Korean Peninsula time] and frequency:
9-12 PM [3 hours]: 7340khz [200kw]") [1200-1500 UT - Ron]. Email: umg.info@uni-media.net
Address: National Unification Broadcasting
3rd floor, Baeyoung Building, 59 Donggyo-ro,  
Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04018 Republic of Korea

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



Re: RRI Nabire, Radio Vanuatu and non-log of SIBC on April 6 - Ron Howard Apr 08 (Mon), 2024 00:47 UTC No.5599

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, April 6, tuned in at 0803, through 0925 & 0945 till suddenly cut off at
0951*: started out very poor, but faded up to better than the usual reception. Some details:

0803-0814: The normal EZL songs.

0814+: Start of the Ramadan segment; Middle Eastern/Islamic influenced music/singing; a service at a Mosque,
with attendees repeating/reciting part of the service.

0905-0910: A very brief prayer before the start of the Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer.

0910+: Switched over to playing EZL songs.

My audio of various segments - https://app.box.com/s/3pa4xh0bfbhs2feqff9a8ee4iao9pb2y .

SOLOMON ISLANDS[non-log]. 5020, SIBC, quick check at 0926, April 6; clearly off the air. On 9545, heard only
a strong KNLS in Russian.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, April 6 (Saturday); another day with nicely readable reception; details as follows:

0635-0659: Public service program in Bislama about adoptions ("baby adoptions . . . court to decide . . . over
the age of 18 . . . applications," etc.)

0659-0716: RV promo; news/sports/weather in Bislama (lead story "National Referendum"; vaccination program in
Penama Province (news story
https://www.dailypost.vu/news/pm-salwai-launches-hpv-vaccination-program-in-penama/article_56d7ab96-5756-58ff-9e15-b7718073fec4.html
[My audio - https://app.box.com/s/38euh9rbe6wat2dd3vkhdyycz9ir6jkq ]; "News outside the country," Cook Islands
will need a referendum for the people to vote on whether to join the UN
(news story https://theatlasnews.co/brief/2024/04/06/cook-islands-minister-says-referendum-for-un-membership/ ),
etc.

0730-0800: Normal weekend news segment in Bislama (the upcoming National Referendum, coconut truck
transportation, etc.)

0800: Start of the usual "Saturday night" "Customs and Culture" program in Bislama; intro with nice indigenous music.

0803: Tuned out.

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



Re: CNR5 "CMG Cross-Strait Radio” - Ron Howard Apr 13 (Sat), 2024 20:45 UTC No.5600

CHINA. 9685 (poor) // 11935 (good signal strength, but strong CODAR QRM) // 11620 (fair-good),
CNR5 "CMG Cross-Strait Radio” (China Media Group), Chinese name “Táihǎi zhī shēng," meaning
“Voice of the Taiwan Strait” (台海之声), 0820-0905 UT, April 13. Mostly non-stop EZL pop Chinese
songs (singer Liang Xinxi, etc.), with announcers frequently SAing the music. Enjoyable listening!

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



Re: Papua New Guinea 6.5 earthquake - Ron Howard Apr 15 (Mon), 2024 10:27 UTC No.5601

On April 15, I was listening to Radio Vanuatu and heard the news about the PNG quake. At 0820, I checked
the former PNG/NBC frequencies (3260, 3275, 3325, 3385 [NBC East New Britain], 3905, etc.), but as expected,
no activity was heard. Also checked 7325, but no signal from Wantok Radio Light, which has also been off the
air for a long time now.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 0610-0745, April 15. Unusually good reception. I can easily imagine some fairly
decent East Coast USA reception today. Some highlights:

0610+: Island pop music, with DJ in Bislama ("local string band," etc.).

0633: "Pacific Area Update" in Bislama (PNG quake and item about the Mariana Islands).

0635-0648: Island music.

0648-0657: Pop songs in English (Atomic Kitten - "Whole Again," etc.).

0657-0701: PSA National Referendum, Vodafone commercial, one spot in French, etc.

0701-0709: News/sports[no weather today] in Bislama ("Vanuatu's climate change project," etc.)

0712-0734: Non-stop pop songs in English (Bryan Adams - "Everything I Do, I Do It For You," Cher -
"Believe," Elton John - "Sacrifice," etc.)

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

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/9167469/2024-04-14/20h56/magnitude6-Papua-New-Guinea.html

"A very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit 209 km (130 mi) away from Kokopo, East New Britain, Papua New
Guinea, in the early morning of Monday, Apr 15, 2024 at 6.56 am local time (Pacific/Port Moresby GMT +10).
The quake had a shallow depth of 49 km (30 mi) and was felt by many near the epicenter. The shallow depth
of the quake caused it to be felt more strongly near the epicenter than a deeper quake of similar magnitude
would. No significant damage or impact is expected from this quake and no particular alert was issued."



Re: CNR5 and Radio Voz Missionaria on 9665 kHz. - Amano Apr 15 (Mon), 2024 14:55 UTC No.5602
CHINA and BRAZIL. 9665, CNR5 and R. Voz Missionaria, 2032-2038 UT, April 13.
At 2032, before the start of CNR5, the unmodulated carrier of CNR5 started.
At 2035, after announcing SA "CMG Cross-Strait Radio, Táihài...", carrier ended.
Then Radio Voz Missionaria surfaced.
After that, SJ “Radio Voz Missionaria, Brasil" was played.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9607.mp3 .

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asilomar State Beach, Calif. - Wednesday, April 17 with English programs - Ron Howard Apr 17 (Wed), 2024 23:13 UTC No.5603
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on April 17. Some highlights of
the English segment:

1309 UT: "That was the news from the Voice of Indonesia"; patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”

1312: "Commentary"; Indonesian government concerned about Middle East situation.

1316: "Today in History"; this date in 1949, Indonesian/Netherlands Roem–Van Roijen Agreement was initiated and
signed May 7, 1949, named for Mohammad Roem and Jan Herman van Roijen; this date is World Hemophilia Day;
this date in 1996, is when 19 peasants were killed, who were defending their right to land, as a result, this day
is now the International Day of Peasant Struggles.

1322: Price of oil is increasing due to the Middle East situation.

1329: "Indonesian Wonders."

1335: Daniel's program, "Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia"; "Today's topic is Wow," with conversations in both BI
and English. Brief audio attached.

1346: "Music Corner."

KOREA NORTH[non]. 6040 // 6070, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, via Japan, *1300 UT, April 17. The usual Wednesday
in English; the normal intro and "Today's News Flash"; announcer's accent makes for challenging understanding
of what is being said.

KOREA SOUTH. 7340, National Unity Radio, broadcasting from Taiwan, 1238-1239 UT, April 17. Very brief English
language lesson; mostly in Korean, but twice saying "Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread
beyond all boundaries”; fair, with moderate N. Korea jamming. This segment is weekdays only.

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


5603.mp3
Re: Wai FM with outstanding reception - Ron Howard Apr 19 (Fri), 2024 16:38 UTC No.5604
MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, 1230-1315 UT (9:30-10:15 PM JST), April 19. Surprised to hear such good reception,
without the usual adjacent QRM. Some highlights:

1230-1234: EZL pop songs.

1234-1256: Wai FM program in vernacular about the "Community Chest."

1300-1310: News in vernacular; mostly about the Middle East.

1312: Singing "Wai FM" SA.

My audio of various segments - https://app.box.com/s/8fckjl1g8ujb16d8j1z90yswbahw72cl .

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu - National Anthem. - Amano Apr 21 (Sun), 2024 03:15 UTC No.5605
Hi Ron-san
What a beautiful Wai FM reception audio!
05:03-05:28, “Wai FM, Segulai Sejalai“ station Jingle, I can hear it clearly.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, -1058* UT (-09:58* PM VUT), April 20.
Just before 1100 UT, “Radio Vanuatu, Vois Blong Yumi“, station name SA, announced "10 o'clock" Vanuatu time, then played the Vanuatu national anthem to end the program.
-1058* UT.
Vanuatu National Anthem :
https://youtu.be/GjvrkK8tDm0 .

My audio is at
https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9612.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:30, 1056’00“-1058’30“ UT.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: RRI Nabire back on the air again - Ron Howard Apr 21 (Sun), 2024 11:26 UTC No.5606
Greetings, Amano, from California! Wonderful to know you are also enjoying listening to Vanuatu. Fun reception! Ron

INDONESIA. 7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, tuned in at 0757 till tuned out at 0920 UT (4:57-6:20 PM JST), April 21.
Back on the air again after a brief absence after Ramadan; this is my first post-Ramadan reception and they are
back to a pre-Ramadan format of mostly non-stop songs.

0757-0854 UT: Mostly EZL songs and several announcers.

0854-0900: Now that Ramadan is over, again back to airing the normal Islamic Shalawat Tarhim prayer, before
the call-to-prayer; during Ramadan this prayer was not given.

0900-0905: The distinctive Maghrib (sunset) call-to-prayer. Right on time!

0905+: Switched over to Middle Eastern/Islamic style music/singing.
My three minute musical audio - https://app.box.com/s/3ztco39wsife6np8fusoucq8c5q0rygc .

Nabire Islamic call-to-prayer times for April 21:

Fajr - dawn 04:40 (1940 UT)
Dhuhr - after midday 12:00 (0300 UT)
Asr - afternoon 15:18 (0618 UT)
Maghrib - sunset 18:00 (0900 UT)
Isha'a - nighttime 19:09 (1009 UT)

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



Re: Voice of Indonesia again well heard - Ron Howard Apr 22 (Mon), 2024 16:02 UTC No.5607

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on April 22. Wonderful to daily have VOI
with readable audio level. A few highlights of the English segment:

1300-1315 UT: Intro (frequencies of 3-3-2-5 & 4-7-5-0), news ("National" and "International" - Indonesia/Egypt
relations, PNG Prime Minister, etc.), "commentary" (about US and UN), patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.” My local
sunrise today was at 1323 UT.

1315-1319: "Today in History":
           
 * Today is "Earth Day," established after the 1969 Santa Barbara, Calif. oil still [back then, I was
living there and saw massive amounts of oil wash up on the beach - Ron];
Website - https://www.earthday.org/history/ .
* 1994 - Former US President Nixon died; brief bio. [President Nixon came to Santa Barbara to see the
oil spill and cleanup efforts for himself - Ron]
            * 1955 - International conference held in Bandung, Indonesia.

1319-1323: EZL pop song.

1323-1326: Segment "Indonesia Today"; Indonesia/China continuing to have good cooperation.
(news story - https://eng.yidaiyilu.gov.cn/p/0I2VR5BL.html .)

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



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Amano Apr 28 (Sun), 2024 08:15 UTC No.5608
BRAZIL. 9665, Radio Voz Missionaria, 0610-1000+, April 27.
It heard very good.
-1758- Brazilian national anthem started.
-1800- The program Alvorada Sertaneja started.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9615.mp3 .
* 00:00-07:30, 0857’00“-0904’30“ UT.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, 1010-1105* UT (-10:05* PM VUT), April 27.
The day ended about five minutes late with the playing of the Vanuatu national anthem.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9617.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:15, 1103’00“-1105’15“ UT.

AUSTRALIA. 630, ABC 4QN, 1135-1245, April 27.
It heard very good.
-1135- ABC Sports broadcast.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4567.mp3 .
* 00:00-05:30, 1155’00“-1200’30“ UT.
-1200- ABC News.
-1205- Saturday Night Country with Beccy Cole started.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4568.mp3 .
* 00:00-05:30, 1204’50“-1210’20“ UT.

MONGOLIA. 209, Mongolian Radio, 1435-1500*, April 28.
The signal was weak but we could hear the Mongolian national anthem.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbsmw/img/4571.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:30, 1456’00“-1500’30“ UT.
* Antenna: Built-in bar.

SPAIN. 15520, Radio Exterior de Espana, 2048-2135, April 28.
A live soccer broadcast was being aired.
At the end of the broadcast, a summary of the goal scenes was shown.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9618.mp3 .
* 00:00-04:30, 2126’00“-2130’30“ UT.

MALAYSIA. 11665, Wai FM, *2150-2230, April 28.
A commercial for Hurix’s cold medicine was aired during the program Penggerak Pagi.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9619.mp3 .
* 00:00-01:30, 2219’15“-2220’45“ UT.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard May 01 (Wed), 2024 03:57 UTC No.5609
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on April 30, yet another day with 
fairly readable reception. A few highlights of the English segment:

1316-1318: "Today in History":
* 1999 - Cambodia joined ASEAN as its 10th member.
* In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed April 30 as "International Jazz Day."
* 2008 - Indonesian law passed for transparency of public information.

1318-1322: EZL pop song.

1322-1326: Item about Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bogor,
Indonesia yesterday for the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders Retreat.

1329-1332: "Indonesian Wonders."

1337: Daniel's program, "Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia."

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, 0810-0903* UT, April 25. Anomaly of YL & OM alternately talking; not the usual
EZL songs; unusually poor.

April 28 - RRI Nabire (7289.93), 0810-0819* UT, the usual EZL songs; closing time daily varies a great deal.

April 29 - RRI Nabire (7289.93), 0810-0907* UT, mostly EZL songs; 0853-0904, the usual Islamic segment,
followed by Middle Eastern/Islamic influenced music/singing till cut off.

KOREA SOUTH. 5855.6 (good in USB, very weak in LSB, okay in AM) HLL2 Seoul Meteorological Radio, 1305-1312 UT,
April 30. In English with weather conditions at various "observatory" locations in Asia (Beijing, Shanghai,
Vladivostok, etc.); fair/very readable, with good audio.
My USB audio - https://app.box.com/s/ubxxm75ymzxnbp715zltu9xdxasmnipf .

Voice of Freedom is now back on alternate frequency of 6045, checking 1110+ UT, on both April 29 & 30. Ex 5920
still being heard with N. Korea super jamming, but no VOF there; whereas anomaly on 6045, with a good level open
carrier of VOF, but NO AUDIO.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, back on April 24, lost audio at 0701 UT; still being heard with an open carrier
past 0925+.

April 25 - RV (7260) back to normal audio; 0700-0710 UT, news/sports in Bislama (UN/human rights, etc.); 0715,
pop song (Bryan Adams - "[Everything I Do] I Do It For You").

April 27 - RV (7260), 1040-1105* UT. The usual closing segment of religious preaching in Bislama and religious
songs; many "Praise the Lord, Hallelujah"; off after the National Anthem.

April 28 - RV (7260), at 0711 UT, ending the news/sports/weather in Bislama; 0715, long PSA regarding natural
disasters (landslides, flooding of low lying areas, need to boil water, etc.).

April 29 - RV (7260), 0620+, with a long interview about the Commonwealth Games [searching the Web, found out
that Australia had just pulled out of hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games]; at 0708, news "outside the county,"
about the situation in the Solomon Islands regarding last weeks elections and the current Prime Minister Sogavare
announcing his withdrawal from running for a new term as PM, which is a major development due to his being
outspokenly pro-Beijing; 1104*, after NA.

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



Re: Radio Vanuatu on 7260 kHz. - Amano May 02 (Thu), 2024 12:35 UTC No.5610
Hi Ron-san
Thank you for the information.
I was listening to Radio Vanuatu on April 27, too.

>April 27 - RV (7260), 1040-1105* UT. The usual closing segment of religious preaching in Bislama and religious
>songs; many "Praise the Lord, Hallelujah"; off after the National Anthem.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/DX/bbs/img/5610.mp3 .
* 00:00-06:40, 1053’00“-1059’40“ UT.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9617.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:15, 1103’00“-1105’15“ UT.

VANUATU. 7260, Radio Vanuatu, +0715-1100* UT, April 30.
+0715- Tropical music began to be heard surreptitiously.
-0745- The sound started to come together and male continued to talk.
-0800- The male continued to talk without a time check, and from this time onwards it sounded as good as a neighbouring station.
-0920- Jamming sounds started to interfere with the signal from this time, but Radio Vanuatu was fine.
-1004- The jamming sounds stopped, but there was probably an unmodulated signal, so it didn't sound as good as a neighbouring station compared to the 0800 and 0900 hours.
-1100* The signal ended after the Vanuatu national anthem.

Below is the received audio during the 08:00 PM VUT time check, which was best heard around 0900 UT on the April 30.
A spot about the cyclone was broadcast, and at that time there was an announcement of frequencies for 1125 kHz AM and 100 MHz FM.
There was no announcement of shortwave frequencies.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9624.mp3 .
* 00:00-03:00, 0858’00“-0901’00“ UT.

Radio Vanuatu basically has a time check every 30 minutes.
The sound received during a time check is summarized below.
Before the Vanuatu national anthem, there was an announcement of the frequency and the end of the broadcast, but at this time there was a shortwave frequency announcement of 7260 kHz.
The start of the broadcast is announced as "~half past 5 in the morning," so it seems to have start at 1830 UTC.
I'm not sure if they are broadcasting on shortwave at this time though...
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9625.mp3 .
* 00:00-00:30, 0830’10“-0830’40“ UT, 07:30 PM VUT “Half past 7“.
* 00:30-01:00, 0859’30“-0900’00“ UT, 08:00 PM VUT “8 o'clock“.
* 01:00-01:30, 0928’50“-0929’20“ UT, 08:30 PM VUT “Half past 8“.
* 01:30-02:00, 0959’00“-0959’30“ UT, 09:00 PM VUT “9 o'clock“.
* 02:00-02:30, 1028’55“-1029’25“ UT, 09:30 PM VUT “Half past 9“.
* 02:30-04:30, 1058’30“-1100’30“ UT, 10:00 PM VUT “10 o’clock”, frequency & end announcement, Vanuatu national anthem.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12


5610.mp3
Re: Myanmar Radio on 9730 kHz. - Amano May 02 (Thu), 2024 13:20 UTC No.5611
MYANMAR. 9730, Myanmar Radio, 1125-1152* UT, April 30.
Until now, 1100 UT was not able to receive Myanmar Radio because there were other stations such as KNLS Chinese, but the 24a schedule made it a clear channel and I could hear Myanmar Radio well.
It was scheduled to stop broadcasting around 1130 UT, so I continued listening after 1130, but it stopped in the middle of the talk at -1152*.
I thought it had moved, so I checked 5985 kHz, but CRI was there and I couldn't confirm it.

The following reception audio is the reception audio of Myanmar Radio's SJ with the frequency announcement before 1130 and the reception audio when -1152* stopped broadcasting.
My audio is at https://radio.chobi.net/bbs/img/9626.mp3 .
* 00:00-02:00, 1129’00“-1131’00“ UT, Myanmar Radio frequency announcement station jingle.
* 02:00-02:40, 1151’30“-1152’10“ UT, -1152* c/off.

Amano
Mouth of Arakawa River in Tokyo Bay, JAPAN
SONY ICF-SW7600GR, antenna: AN-12



Re: National Unity Radio (7340) - English lesson - Ron Howard May 02 (Thu), 2024 14:53 UTC No.5612

KOREA SOUTH. 7340, National Unity Radio, broadcasting from Taiwan, 1238-1239 UT, May 2 (Thursday).
Very brief English language lesson; mostly in Korean, but repeating twice the quotation "Fear not
those who argue but those who dodge"; moderate N. Korea jamming underneath. This segment is weekdays
only. My brief audio attached.

[ https://wist.info/author/von-ebner-eschenbach-marie/
"Quotations by: Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von" - "Fear not those who argue but those who dodge."

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916) Austrian writer
Aphorisms (1905)]

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


5612.mp3
Re: What happened to the Voice of Freedom? - Ron Howard May 08 (Wed), 2024 04:38 UTC No.5613

Since April 29, VOF has not been heard on 5920 kHz. Instead I am hearing a strong VOF open carrier (NO AUDIO)
on 6045 kHz., through May 7. Ex 5920 continues to be daily jammed by N. Korea with super jamming and rapid,
pulsating jamming, but no VOF there. Is VOF ever going to notice the problem?

Ron
California



Re: Voice of Indonesia - "shortwave 3-3-2-5 kilohertz and 4-7-5-5 kilohertz" - Ron Howard May 13 (Mon), 2024 16:37 UTC No.5614

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on May 13. At my local sunrise (1301 UT)
had fairly good reception, but that quickly faded down to extremely poor reception. A few highlights:

1253-1301 UT: Japanese segment with songs and ending with contact info.

1301-1314: Intro (now announcing "shortwave 3-3-2-5 kilohertz and 4-7-5-5 kilohertz"); "National news" (death toll
for flash floods and cold lava flow in West Sumatra
(news story - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/floods-kill-43-indonesia-west-sumatra-rcna151922 )
and "International news" (Russian President Putin with leadership shakeup, etc.) and "Today's commentary." My audio
of the new frequency announcement - https://app.box.com/s/ynqaai9ke43mks778ngj11km7jyn63r9 . The new frequency seemed
to be 4754.95, but I will leave it to Wolfie, et al. to get the exact measurement; it was only a weak carrier, with no
hint of audio; so it will take very good propagation to pull in audio from the new frequency.

1314: Patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri”; extremely poor reception (unusable, so tuned out).

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



Re: Voice of Indonesia - "shortwave 3-3-2-5 kilohertz and 4-7-5-5 kilohertz" - Ron Howard May 13 (Mon), 2024 21:19 UTC No.5615
Greatly appreciate the following measurement info from Wolfie (Germany) today. He is always most helpful. Ron

http://la6lukiwisdrth.ddns.net:8073
 
and Perseus Japan
 
approx.  4754.83 kHz on KIWI net
 
but on Perseus Japan, Qatar, Greece net
 
seen single string on
 
exact 4754.831 kHz lonely signal visible.
 
and 4749.999 kHz Hailar China carrier at 20.33 UT on May 13.
 
73 wolfie  df5sx
wwdxc



Re: Voice of Indonesia - "shortwave 3-3-2-5 kilohertz and 4-7-5-5 kilohertz" - Ron Howard May 13 (Mon), 2024 23:48 UTC No.5616
Thanks very much to Bryan for providing the following info. Very much appreciate his feedback. 
Interesting to note he also had no audio, even from his NZ location.

"Thanks Ron!
Carrier visible on 4754.827 in New Zealand but no audio evident here for 1300 English tx. Bangladesh
4750 quite good with tuning signal from 1312 UTC. Will try for the 1900 tx tomorrow.
73
Bryan

Bryan Clark
Mangawhai - Northland - New Zealand
Google Earth: 36°07'05"S, 174°36'12"E
Life Member - NZ Radio DX League
Broadcast News Editor - 'NZ DX Times'
For MW & SW DX: WinRadio G33DDC Excalibur Pro & AOR7030+ receivers with EWE directional antennas to North,
Central & South America
For FM DX: Airspy Discovery HF+ Sony XDR-F1HD receivers with 10-el horiz K6STI Yagi on rotator at 8m, 7-el
horiz yagi aimed S at 6m."  



Re: Asia - Pacific DX log(31) :: [B23] - Ron Howard May 16 (Thu), 2024 01:37 UTC No.5617
INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, with geomag storm causing a blackout on 
May 15, checked at 1237 & 1259 UT. Audio extremely faint (completely unusable); very different from my May 13
good reception (my 13th audio - https://app.box.com/s/ynqaai9ke43mks778ngj11km7jyn63r9 ); while today on 4754.83
(thanks to Wolfie's measurement!) I was again only hearing an open carrier, with no trace of any audio.

- - - May 15 report from Bryan Clark: "I recorded 4755 today between 1855 and 1920 UTC and was disappointed to
find the signal on 4754.827 was no different to my earlier check at 1300 on 13 May. That is, a poor level carrier
with no audio. Perhaps solar conditions are a factor, so I will check a few more days. 73, Bryan, Northland, NZ."
[Appreciate his monitoring! - Ron]

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, tune in at 0815 till cut off at 0840* UT, May 14. Anomaly today with one announcer with
long, non-stop monologue (normally is mostly EZL songs); 0839 start of easy-listening song till cut off.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, 0645-0745 UT, May 14. Highlights:

0645-0659: Pop Island songs; followed by a PSA for the 29 May National Referendum, in Bislama.

0700-0711: News/sports/weather in Bislama (item about Solomon Islands, etc.).

0712+: Various songs (one religious "Hallelujah" song, etc.).

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



Re: Mongolian Radio (4895 kHz.), etc. - Ron Howard May 23 (Thu), 2024 02:26 UTC No.5618

INDONESIA. 3325, Voice of Indonesia (Channel One) from Palangkaraya, on May 22. With my local sunrise
today at 1255 UT, the English segment (1300+) is not as readable as it had been recently; their other
frequency of 4754.83 only open carrier.

1246-1300: Segment in Japanese; songs and announcers; fair reception.

1300-1310: English segment; intro; news; "Today's Commentary"; not very readable.

1310-1313: The usual patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”

1313-1315: "Today in History" (May 22): (semi-readable)
            * Republic of Yemen was established on this date in 1990.
            * International Day of Biodiversity established in 2000.

VOI (3325) on May 21, at 1301 UT, "national news" (Bali Water Conference, etc.); "international news," 
(Iran's President died in helicopter crash, etc.); "Today's Commentary," about water conference held in
Bali; 1314, patriotic song “Bagimu Negeri.”

7289.93, RRI Nabire Pro 1, off the air May 22, checking from 0825+ UT.

KOREA NORTH[non]. 5920 (poor with QRM from Voice of Freedom, super jamming and rapid/pulsating jamming
from N. Korea) // 5965 (CNR1 QRM), Shiokaze/Sea Breeze/JSR, via Japan, at 1315 UT, Wednesday (May 22);
in English; both frequencies reflect poor frequency assignments.  

KOREA SOUTH. Voice of the People, 3480 // 3910 // 3930 // 4450 // 4560 // 6520 // 6600, on May 22, at 1145 UT.

Echo of Hope VOH, 3985 // 4885 // 5995 // 6250 // 6350 // 7720, on May 22, at 1140 UT.

MONGOLIA. 4895, Mongolian Radio, 1223+ UT, May 22. Almost daily I check this frequency with no results, but
recently have had a positive open carrier; today also a definite carrier, but never able to pull in any audio.
Thanks very much to Mauno Ritola, who has also been assisting me by monitoring this frequency and today provides
a positive confirmation. Greatly appreciate his help!

"Please check from this Irkutsk rx link: https://irk.swl.su/?f=4895.00amz10 . Definitely Mongolia! Mauno".
Nothing on their other frequency of 4830, which is normally the case and unheard on 7260 (if there?) due to
a Chinese station on frequency.

MYANMAR. 5985, Myanmar Radio, *1121 UT, May 22. At *1130, the start of a very strong CRI on frequency. Unable
to confirm sign off time on 9730 for MR, due to strong Alaska signal on frequency.

SOLOMON ISLANDS. 5020, SIBC, 1327+ UT, May 21. Extended broadcast well beyond their normal 1200 closing time;
still on at last check of 1355; playing non-stop pop songs.

VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, 1043-1101* UT, May 22. Religious songs; off with ID and NA; fair reception.
 
Ron
Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
CommRadio CR-1, external antenna: 30m long wire  



Re: Mongolian Radio (4895 kHz.) - Ron Howard May 24 (Fri), 2024 11:50 UTC No.5619

- - - - May 23: posted to WORiog: "Please note Mongolia (4895 kHz.)":

The signal on 4895kHz is also detected in Tokyo after around 12 UT [9:00 PM JST]. Although the signal strength
is not weak, the depth of modulation is not enough – almost soundless, only the time pips of each hour is noted!
Signing off hour is observed 1458 UT, the same as Mongolian Radio 1, so it is presumed from Murun transmitting
station of Mongolian Radio. At this site SW transmitter NEC HFB-7840 (10kW) was installed in 2003, and 4895 kHz
had been on service until the 2010’s.

Takahito Akabayashi

Tokyo, Japan

- - - I posted to WORiog, also on May 23:

At their website, shows the program schedule -
https://www-mnb-mn.translate.goog/live/radio1?_x_tr_sl=mn&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp ,
which is at 1455 UT, "End, National Anthem" (10:55 PM in Ulaanbaatar).

Ron



Re: Radio Vanuatu - Ron Howard May 27 (Mon), 2024 00:44 UTC No.5620
VANUATU. 7260, R. Vanuatu, 0625-0725 UT, May 26. Fair reception and mostly readable. My three minute
audio of various segments - https://app.box.com/s/j9x3zt98sez8agff4hxmk7d8mgaundu2 .

My favorite RV promo, which I first heard back on Feb 7, 2012: “Hello. I am Captain Jesse Wilson, the Mission
Commander for Pacific Partnership 2,011 and when I'm in Vanuatu, I listen to Radio Vanuatu”
( https://www.defense.gov/Multimedia/Photos/igphoto/2001164101/ ); a job offer by "Vanuatu Broadcasting and
Television Corporation" for a Human Resource Officer; RV ID and "frequency 3-9-4-5 kilohertz shortwave,
11-25 kilohertz medium wave, 100 megahertz on FM"; news item about the Vanuatu students who landed at
Port Vila International Airport at 10 o'clock in the morning last week, after their flight from New Caledonia.

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




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