[HCDX] Fwd: [DXplorer] Good loggings from Victoria, BC, Canada.
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[HCDX] Fwd: [DXplorer] Good loggings from Victoria, BC, Canada.

Some good conditions last night and tonight with my highlights being Radio
Mali, and RS Tsentr.  Enjoy!  By the way, right now, Mali is very strong with a EZL call-in program.  Lots of banter, mentions of Mali abound.......Walt.

CLANDESTINE (CIS TO NIGERIA) 12120, 1900-, Voice of Biafra International
Dec 22 CIS test tones, then ID in English.  Pretty strong signal, but
pummelled by the space zapper ocean wave radar at this time. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

BANGLADESH 9550, 1749-, R.BANGLADESH Dec 22 Voice of Islam with Koran
recitation.  On exact frequency.  S9 but lowish modulation.  Parallel 7185
weak.  Into talk at 1751:45, but not strong enough to confirm
English.  15520 has an unidentified station on exact frequency, not in
parallel, and too strong to be BD. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

BELARUS 7210, 0449-, BELARUSKOJE RADYJO 1 Dec 22 Nice ID for Radio Stalitsa
in presumed Belarusian, though my knowledge of the differences between
Russian and Belarussian is insufficient to be sure.  'Stalitsa', meaning
capital is Belarussian, I believe.  Heard with variety program. When
rechecked at 04:59, overpowered by BBC IS from Rampisham in Serbian.
(Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

CLANDESTINE 11530, 1540-, Dengi Mezopotamia Dec 22 Well heard this morning
with slight long/short path echo with talk. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

COSTA RICA 6150, 0434-, WORLD UNIVERS.NETWORK Dec 22 Hoping possibly to
hear sign-on of Radio Bayrak, but no chance with Dr Gene Scott occupying
the frequency, at best, with a fair signal.  Lots of adjacent
splatter.  Maybe more luck at 22:00, given the shortest days of the year.
(Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

ICELAND 13860, 1852-, ICELAND RADIO Dec 22 A tentative logginng.  Not on
13865 as listed in ILG but on this frequecy in USB in what could be
Icelandic, with telephone quality audio, so fits Iceland.  Reported
previously as being off the air.  Will need to listen for scheduled s/on on
1835 and sign-off at 1905.  Sure enough, signed off at 19:06:15 after the
news, so I'm quite certain that they're back. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

ISRAEL 17544.96, 1716-, VOICE OF ISRAEL Dec 22 S9+10 signal with excellent
modulation with English news.  Parallel 11605.0 is fair to good. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

MALI 11960, 1758-, R.Mali Dec 22   French language programming with
frequencies announnced and off at 1800.  About an S9 signal.  VOA via
Greece follows in Arabic with a S5 signal only.  Checked Dave Kernick's
website, and sure enough it's the same woman and IS tune, so this is
confirmed!. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

MOROCCO 15345, 1838-, RTV MAROCAINE Dec 22 Extremely strong reception of
this presumed station.  Nothing else listed as being on at this time
according to the ILG.  S9+30 at times, with Arabic music. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

NIGERIA 7255, 0513-, VOICE OF NIGERIA Dec 22 Lovely reception of African
music and very professional sounding DJs in English.  Very good reception,
with just a hint of overmodulation.  Parallel 15120 is fair.  Nothing on
supposed // of 11770.  This was a really, I believe of VOA to Africa.  Back
to locally produced program at 0525.  Local ID  as the Voice of Nigeria,
Lagos at 05:28:30 and again at 05:29.  Drums.  News at 05:29:20. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

NORWAY 17525, 1523-, R.NORWAY INTERN. Dec 22 Excellent reception in
Norwegian.  Catch them while you can, if they indeed go off the air at the
end of the year.  Parallels only slightly less strong--15735, 13800. Into
RNI IS for several seconds at end of transmission, then into Radio Denmark
in Danish. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

NORWAY 18950, 1616-, R.NORWAY INTERN. Dec 22 Silent night sung in Gospel
style English. Easilly S9+40 signal.  Parallel 13800 is good, but listed
7490 appears to be a different program, in Norwegian.  Fair to
good.  Confirmed when reverted to Radio Denmark at BOH in parallel to first
two frequecies.  I was unaware of different program feeds. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

PHILIPPINES 11730, 1732-, R.PILIPINAS Dec 22 Tagalog programming, with easy
to follow programming.  ID as PBS, the Voice of the Philippines.  Telephone
quality audio.  Otherwise S9+10 signal.  Parallels:  11890 and 15190
slightly weaker. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

PRESUMED CIS 12145, 1659-, Dejen Radio Dec 22 Test tones until 1658, and
into programming at 1659 with S9 signal, in presumed Tigrinya.  Minor QRM
from ocean radar space zapper occupying broad swath of spectrum space in
this region.  Clear ID at 1703. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

ROMANIA 11830, 1709-, R.ROMANIA INTERN. Dec 22 Very nice S9+20 signal with
ID in English at 17:07 and into The Week program.  No parallels noted
today. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

RUSSIA 5925, 0300-, Radiostantsiya Tsentr Dec 23 Special broadcast from St.
Petersburg scheduled for the next 3 nights at this time.  OC until 0300,
when came on in Russian, then into Russian pop music.  S9 + 10 signal, but
significant atmospheric noise present.  ID at 03:04 as Radio Tsentr in
Russian, the Radio Tsentr jingle.  Bagpipes follow, at least that's what I
thought it was, before going into instrumental piece.  More somber male
announcing  in Russian giving phone, and email address as
letters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Oh Holy Night, Silent Night followed later, all
in Russian.  We Wish you a Merry Christmas.  Greensleeves, etc. (Salmaniw,
Victoria, BC, Canada)

RUSSIA 7260, 1502-, VOICE OF RUSSIA Dec 22 Sign-on at 1500 with old Soviet
anthem, into English to WCNA with signal S9 + 40, into news. Parallel 6205
(slightly ahead) listed as Chita, fair. 11500 listed as Dushanbe in the ILG
database, but more likely China, excellent as well.  Also slightly ahead of
7260. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

SOUTH AMERICAN PIRATE 11440, 0157-2335*, Radio Cochiguaz Dec 23 0157:45
English ID following usual IS music, as 'You are listening to Radio
Cochiguaz, broadcasting from the Andes', followed by the same in
Spanish.  Schedule tonight for 0200 to 0300, so already on the air when
tuned in.  Much Andean music.  Just above the noise floor, but in the clear
otherwise.  Nice full ID in Spanish followed at 02:04. (Salmaniw, Victoria,
BC, Canada)

UKRAINE 17299, 1643-, Radio Omega-Polis Dec 22 Not exactly a SW broadcast
station, but Russian speaking worman with ship to shore traffic.  I'm
assuming that this is Sevastopol, Ukraine, and therefore Radio Omega-Polis
should be easy to monitor.  It's apparently used as a filler between
traffic.  S3 to S5 signal. Duplex frequency with the other party, also a
woman on 16417 USB.  Using John Bryant's audio switching unit, it's easy to
monitor both sides of the conversation.  Off at 16:50 and dead air, for 30
seconds and further utility traffic. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

UNIT.ARAB EMIRATES 15525, 1637-, WYFR ASIA Dec 22 Usual WYFR English
religious programming from UAE.  Fair+ reception. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC,

VANUATU 7260, 0649-, R.Vanuatu Dec 22 Already fading in with a fair to good
signal, in English with mentions of Port Vila, and nice almost Cuban
sounding vocals.  More usual programming after 0700, with Joy to the World
at 0707. Bislama programming. Further Christmas carols (Silver Bells, etc).
(Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)

YEMEN 9779.63, 1825-, R.YEMEN Dec 22 Sana'a with alternating western and
Arabic music.  It's been a while since I've heard them with such a decent
signal.  S7. News at 18:29:30. (Salmaniw, Victoria, BC, Canada)


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