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Richard Bianchino Logs Sep 19-20, 2009

SWL Note: Atmospheric conditions continue to interfere with broadcasts. Even a power house station such as Radio Australia is effected. ABC targets the Pacific and usually comes in quite strong for my Las Vegas QTH. The same applies to broadcasts relayed from Sackville, NB Canada.

Weekend DXing

Saturday 19.09.09

5030 CHINA NATIONAL RADIO (CNR-1) at 1245 Chinese, YL Ancr. Music which souded like a children’s chorus. P signal.
5025 R. REBELDE (CUBA) at 1251 Spanish, OM Ancr. VP signal.
5875 U.K. BBC (via Taiwan) at 1300 English, OM and YL reporting Nx. F signal.
6190 R. JAPAN at 1310 Chinese, OM and YL Ancrs. P-F signal.
9750 KBS WORLD RADIO (S KOREA) at 1316 English, OM Ancr reading Nx. F-G signal w/ QRN.
7325 R. CANADA INT at 1325 Chinese, OM and YL with indigenous music in Bg. VG signal.
7300 VOICE OF RUSSIA at 1329 Chinese, YL playing vocal music in what sounded like Russian. VG signal.
7275 KBS WORLD RADIO (S KOREA) at 1334 C hinese, YL playing music. G signal.
7200 R. SAKHA-R. ROSSI (RUSSIA) at 1338 Russian, OM and YL Ancrs. Hrd Nat King Cole’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” P-F signal w/ QRN.
7215 CHINA RADIO INT at 1346 Japanese, YL Ancr playing classical music. G signal.
9735 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Portugal) at 2114 English, YL Ancr. P signal w/ much QRN.
11865 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2118 English, OM Ancr with talk of anti-gay sentiment in Serbia. F-G signal w/ QRN.
13755 R. PORTUGAL INT at 2130 Portuguese, OM announcing soccer game. VG signal.
11930 U.S.A. R. MARTI at 1256 Spanish, OM talking over sound bytes of rock n’ roll songs – Elvis Presley’s “Jaihouse Rock,” Eric Clapton’s “Layla” and “Lay Down Sally,” and Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel.” P-F signal (poss jamming).
13700 CHINA RADIO INT at 2206 Spanish, OM Ancr. P-F signal.
15110 R. EXTERIOR ESPANA (SPAIN) at 2211 Spanish, OM Ancr. P-F signal w/ QRN.
15540 R. Netherlands (via Neth. Antilles) at 2218 Dutch, OM Ancr. F signal w/ QRN.
9700 R. BULGARIA at 2340 English, OM announces “This is Radio Bulgaris,” then YL with listener-response Prgm “Answering Your Letters.” F-G signal.
11700 R. BULGARIA at 2345 English, “Answering Your Letters.” F-G signal w/ QRN.
9885 U.K. BBC (via Taiwan) at 2355 English, OM speaking to guest about finances and the economy. F-G signal w/ much QRN.
9880 VOICE OF RUSSIA at 2358 Spanish. IS, then YL Ancr at 0000 s/on. F signal w/ QRN.

Kaito KA1103, 32′ longwire antenna, indoor

Balcony Listening Post

Sunday 20.09.09

7240 R. AUSTRALIA at 1446 English, OM host “Sunday Nights.” Nice mix of music from Australian orchestral to Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Blowing in the Wind.” G signal.
10320 AFRTS (Pear Harbor, HI USA) USB at 1605 English, ESPN Radio prgramming: “Countdown to Kickoff.” F-G signal.

Kaito KA1103 (battery powered), telescopic antenna

Sunday 20.09.09

15205 DEUT SCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Rwanda) at 2113 English, YL with “Newslink.” P signal w/ QRN.
11620 ALL INDIA RADIO at 2121 English, Faintly hrd Hindi music beneath the QRN. Signal was unreadable.
9735 DEUTSCHE WELLE GERMANY (via Portugal) at 2135 English, OM talking about soccer. P-F signal w/ QRN.
9580 R. AUSTRALIA at 2142 English, Hrd tune “Killing Me Softly With His Song.” P-F signal w/ QRN.
9515 R. CANADA INT at 2147 Chinese, YL speaking to OM. F-G signal. Less QRN from this Bc via Sackville, New Brunswick.
9790 R. ROMANIA INT at 2203 English, YL Ancr. P signal. Unreadable.
12000 HCJB (Quito, Ecuador) at 2210 Spanish, OM Ancr. P signal w/ QRN.

11760 UNIDENTIFIED at 2216-2245, Spanish, Hrd live concert recording. All music was in Spanish. Later, OM Ancr. Couldn’t get a Sta ID. Most likely R. Habana Cuba. This is their frequency but it’s not listed in AoKi. RHC is nortorious for playing “horario musicales” (musical schedules). Possibly could be R. Rebelde who also uses 11760. G signal w/ little QRN. RECHECK at 2336 and Sta was off air.

NEWSFLASH!

This just in from Glenn Hauser’s log:

Sept 20 at 1450 on 13780 announcer was mentioning a special event at 2 pm [1800 UT], on TV and satellite, no doubt the big concert for peace in Habana, but if also on SW, I was too late to catch details of that.

Thanks Glenn, this is definitely what I heard. Btw, it was a great concert. I’ve listed two resources about the event below.

Euronews:
http://www.euronews.net/2009/09/20/havana-hosts-huge-concert-for-peace/
BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8265177.stm

Richard Bianchino, Las Vegas, NV USA, Kaito KA1103, 32′ longwire antenna, indoor

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