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Old 10-01-2017, 2:33 PM
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I've been enjoying WRMI on 9395kHz lately in my evenings. Bob Biermann, who sounds a lot like Lou Dobbs is host. They play songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s-sort of the same format as WTWW on 5085 except they include a lot of Country too. So now I have two music choices to my liking at this shack I run the R75 through the big sound in my living room, a Denon AVR-2800 and 5 channel Bose speakers. It's a nice shortwave experience here every night.
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Tuned in early this a.m. on the G2 while falling asleep... Heard China's CNR1 jammers on several frequencies, as well as Radio Nikkei's two outlets on 49 meters and 31 meters. The bands weren't full of signals but at least the Asia pipeline was present.
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Currently (9:50 UTC and on, 9 October) hearing Saudi Arabia broadcasting from Ryadh in Indonesian. SINPO 45334. Sounds like a news broadcast. My ear was caught by the music they play briefly between segments: lutes, violins, drums in Arabic style. Alas, I didn't catch a station ID at the top of the hour.
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I just heard something odd. I stumbled upon Radio China International's English language show, Chinese Studio, at 10:49UTC on 13.580MHz, SINPO 55544. Short-Wave.info's database doesn't have a listing for anyone on this freq at that time. (RCI was listed on the freq but no one was supposed to be broadcasting on it.)

There were an accentless man (well, he had a neutral American accent) and a woman with a cute Chinese accent talking about air travel and flying on small planes, followed by their I Want To Learn Chinese or Learn Chinese in 5 Minutes A Day program. They suddenly left the air during their programming at 10:57. I found the same program a minute later on 13.970MHz, which short-wave.info does list as being RCI in English. They concluded their mini-Chinese lesson, gave their email address and went off the air at 11:00UTC.

I wonder if an engineer suddenly discovered that they were accidentally simulcasting on a frequency they weren't scheduled to be using and pulled the plug on 13.580? Oops!
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I've been enjoying WRMI on 9395kHz lately in my evenings. Bob Biermann, who sounds a lot like Lou Dobbs is host. They play songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s-sort of the same format as WTWW on 5085 except they include a lot of Country too. So now I have two music choices to my liking at this shack I run the R75 through the big sound in my living room, a Denon AVR-2800 and 5 channel Bose speakers. It's a nice shortwave experience here every night.
WRMI 9395 nice sigs in here this evening but not hearing WTWW on 5085. Have not listened in a while, have they changed their sked? Only thing on 60 meters here tonight is Cuba @ 5025 & 5040 booming in +40 over.
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WRMI 9395 nice sigs in here this evening but not hearing WTWW on 5085. Have not listened in a while, have they changed their sked? Only thing on 60 meters here tonight is Cuba @ 5025 & 5040 booming in +40 over.
They were off the air tonight. They seem to do this randomly a couple times a month. I never looked into their schedule, it might be transmitter maintainance issues or something.
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I logged and listened to the QSO Radio Show on WTWW 5085 this past Tuesday evening..
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I happened to listen for an hour or so this afternoon and heard both Koreas. At 0756UTC on 9770KHz I heard an interval signal (IS) of a simple melody played on what sounded like a vibraphone, with IDs by a woman in English ("This is KBS World Radio, coming from Seoul in Republic of Korea") followed by a man in Korean, then the IS was repeated, and the station ID, etc. Just as their English programming, whatever it was, started at 08:00 World Harvest radio started in on the same frequency and walked all over KBS's signal with a news program. Bastidges!

Then at 08:02UTC on 11680KHz I heard the other Korea, KCBS (does anybody know what the "C" stands for?) in Pyongyang playing music: martial-sounding band music but with electric guitar and bass as well; lots of choral music with mostly all-female choirs; one song that featured a plucked Asian stringed instrument that reminded me of the music of the Twelve Girls Band from China; then finally a men's choir piece; and more band music. Almost all of the songs were in a minor key: that's why I stopped to listen, thinking I may be hearing Russia. There were two or three times between sets of songs when a man spoke a few words in Korean but I don't know id he was IDing the station or announcing the next set: he never spoke more than around seven or eight words. By 08:30 the signal was beginning to deteriorate and the programming was becoming dull, and it was time to prepare the dogs' dinners.

I also heard several Chinese regional or domestic SW stations: Radio China 1 and 2, Chinese National Radio 1 and 5, and also Radio Azidi b/c from Thailand to Afghanistan, and NKH: not surprising as I'm in the Philippines, although I wasn't able to hear much of anything at all these past few weeks except China Radio International until I was able to get a wee bit of wire into the air outside. One thing that really helped today was that I hooked my radio up to a spare pair of computer speakers instead of just using its small internal speaker. It made it a lot easier to hear stations and catch IDs. (FM radio stations sound really good too.)

This all took place between 3PM and 4:30PM local time (local sunset is around 5:30PM this time of year.)
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I just now caught the last few seconds of TWR India broadcasting from Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 12160KHz (15:44UTC). Just a couple of seconds of a woman speaking in possibly Punjabi followed by a single IS then dead air at 15:45. They weren't on long enough to let me judge their SINPO but it was OK, maybe 35433.
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Most mornings here begin with RNZI on 7425 ... and coffee. Today I would give them a 44444 into central Ohio on the SDRplay RSP2 and the Wellbrook.

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They were off the air tonight. They seem to do this randomly a couple times a month. I never looked into their schedule, it might be transmitter maintainance issues or something.
WTWW 5085 had good sigs here tonight playing country music but the carrier suddenly dropped @ about 0230Z.
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WTWW 5085 had good sigs here tonight playing country music but the carrier suddenly dropped @ about 0230Z.
I haven't been able to enjoy 5085 nor 4840 for the last 3 nights as propagation to my zone seems to have taken a bad turn. I guess I'm suffering the same lousy prop as boombox described a few posts up. Hope it comes back 'round so I can get back into my evening routine.
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I haven't been able to enjoy 5085 nor 4840 for the last 3 nights as propagation to my zone seems to have taken a bad turn. I guess I'm suffering the same lousy prop as boombox described a few posts up. Hope it comes back 'round so I can get back into my evening routine.
Propagation has been crappy here all week, barely able to copy W1AW (usually strong sigs) in the evening on 80 or 40 for the noise and QSB.

WTWW may have been having xmtr issues last evening as their signal completely dropped for a brief moment a couple of times over the period of an hour or so before dropping and staying off around 0230Z.
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Got up early this morning to listen to Phil O'Brien's RNZ Saturday Night Request show on RNZI. Poor propagation but a great variety of music...again. At least I caught my request during the first hour.

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Conditions were really good here in my mid-day. Haven't done a video in a while so I shot a short one of the VOA transmitting from Botswana early this afternoon. 10,500 miles. This was on my Icom R75 in the living room running through my Denon AV unit and my 100' end-fed wire with 9:1 trans. Summer's gone away, here comes the world again!
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Heliniki Radiophonia on 9420khz has a good signal in the evenings. Greek Music.
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Conditions were I am have been at least above average for the past 24 hours or so. My receiver is the Grundig yacht boy 400 pe hearing the Cuban numbers station currently on 9330 kHz. 3 out of five on the s-meter. I am located about 60 miles south of Lake Eirie in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
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Heliniki Radiophonia on 9420khz has a good signal in the evenings. Greek Music.
Shame they are not on on Sundays.

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