Cape Cod, MA DX Audio Files from the Aurora of Mid-to-Late March 2015

Mark Connelly, WA1ION - South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA - rev. 20150514

 

Audio Files - South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA - MAR 2015
(GC= 41.6931 N / 70.1912 W) (= 41° 41.59' N / 70° 11.47' W) (grid FN41vq)
(time and dates = UTC, year 2015)

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Antenna-1: Cardioid pattern SuperLoop 10m vertical by 11m horizontal (peak 165 deg., null 345 deg.)
Antenna-2: Cardioid pattern SuperLoop 8m vertical by 15m horizontal (peak 75 deg., null 255 deg.)
similar antenna
photo of somewhat larger prior version of Antenna-1 (at same supports site)

 

Africa

  • 1530 | SAO TOME E PRINCIPE | VOA, Pinheira, MAR 20 @ 0300 - Yankee Doodle music at sign-on; mixed with WCKY.

     

    South America

  • 540 | COLOMBIA | HJKA, Bogota, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Autentica mention in talk, hymn followed; mix with presumed Rebelde. Thanks to Horacio Nigro (RealDX list) for ID help.

  • 540 | COLOMBIA | HJKA, Bogota, MAR 18 @ 0000 - Radio Autentica ID about 16 sec. into audio clip.

  • 550 | COLOMBIA | HJHF, Seņal Radio Colombia, Marinilla (Medellin), MAR 24 @ 0229 - Radio Colombia net ID; in jumble.

  • 550 | COLOMBIA | HJHF, Seņal Radio Colombia, Marinilla (Medellin), MAR 19 @ 0202 - // 570 HJND with Pomp & Circumstance march, Spanish talk; over WSJW-RI.

  • 650 | COLOMBIA | HJKH, RCN Antena Dos, Bogota, MAR 19 @ 0200 - Antena Dos Colombia ID.

  • 650 | COLOMBIA | HJKH, RCN Antena Dos, Bogota, MAR 20 @ 0001 - Antena Dos, Bogota ID; dominant.

  • 690 | COLOMBIA | HJCZ, W Radio, Bogota, MAR 24 @ 0230 - "W Radio" ID; mixed with Cuba.

  • 700 | COLOMBIA | HJCX, W Radio, Cali, MAR 22 @ 0300 - "W Radio" ID; dominant.

  • 700.53 | VENEZUELA | YVMH, Maracaibo, MAR 20 @ 0330 - Radio Popular ID's, calliope / carnival type music; best on USB to dodge 700.0 HJCX.

  • 720 | COLOMBIA | HJAN, Emisoras Unidas, Barranquilla, MAR 20 @ 0002 - Emisoras Unidas ID.

  • 730 | COLOMBIA | HJCU, Cadena Melodia, Bogota, MAR 19 @ 0159 - Chimes, Bogota mention, Melodia Estereo ID's; good.

  • 740 | VENEZUELA | YVNC, Maracaibo, MAR 22 @ 0259 - Union Radio network ID's; dominant.

  • 750 | VENEZUELA | YVKS, RCR, Caracas, MAR 22 @ 0300 - RCR ID's; over Progreso Cuba.

  • 760 | COLOMBIA | HJAJ, RCN, Barranquilla, MAR 20 @ 0000 - 5+1 time pips, RCN La Radio ID, Banco Popular mention, "RCN Noticias"; good.

  • 770 | COLOMBIA | HJJX, RCN, Bogota, MAR 20 @ 0000 - Time pips then RCN La Radio, Banco Popular, and RCN Noticias mentions; over Cuba, others.

  • 780 | VENEZUELA | YVMN, R. Coro, Coro, MAR 20 @ 0329 - ID "Somos AM, Radio Coro, siete ochenta, patrimonio de la comunidad."; dominant.

  • 810 | COLOMBIA | HJCY, CARACOL, Bogota, MAR 20 @ 0301 - CARACOL Radio ID; over Bahamas.

  • 850 | COLOMBIA | HJKC, R. Candela, Bogota, MAR 20 @ 0001 - Radio Candela ID's in mix with WEEI. Thanks to Chuck Hutton and Horacio Nigro (RealDX list) for ID help.

  • 900 | VENEZUELA | YVMD, Maracaibo, MAR 19 @ 0201 - Several "en Venezuela" mentions; over others.

  • 980 | COLOMBIA | HJES, Cali, MAR 24 @ 0002 - "RCN Noticias" mention; mixed with Reloj Cuba.

  • 1000 | VENEZUELA | YVNM, R.Caribena, Moron, MAR 24 @ 0228 - Radio Caribena ID; poor.

  • 1010 | COLOMBIA (t) | HJCC, Bogota, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Spanish talk; way under WINS. Per Fredrik Douren on RealDX "I can recognize the voice and I think there is a Acuario at 8 sec. so I'm pretty sure it is Bogota."

  • 1040 | COLOMBIA (t) | ?, MAR 24 @ 0001 - Apparent Radio Colombia network ID; poor.

  • 1070 | COLOMBIA | HJCG, R. Santa Fe, Bogota, MAR 20 @ 0300 - Q'hubo Radio and Radio Santa Fe ID's; dominant.

  • 1070 | COLOMBIA | HJCG, R. Santa Fe, Bogota, MAR 24 @ 0001 - Q'hubo Radio jingle/ID, Radio Santa Fe ID; to good peak.

  • 1100 | COLOMBIA | HJCN, Bogota, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Religious-format Spanish speaker. Central American places mentioned. Not usual HJAT. Chuck Hutton (RealDX) "At 1 min. 40 sec. there's a BBN ID. The references to Honduras and Guatemala are not local references. No doubt it is Bogota." Fredrik Douren (RealDX): "It's BBN, the only one I know on 1100 is Bogota, Colombia."

  • 1110 | VENEZUELA | YVQT, R. Carupano, Carupano, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Electronic sound, ID "Esta es Radio Carupano"; to fair peak.

  • 1170 | COLOMBIA | HJNW, CARACOL, Cartagena, MAR 20 @ 0000 - CARACOL Radio ID; fair, dominant.

  • 1190 | COLOMBIA | HJCV, R. Cordillera, Bogota, MAR 23 @ 2359 - ID "Desde Bogota, Radio Cordillera"; over WLIB.

  • 1290 | VENEZUELA | YVLF, R. Puerto Cabello, Puerto Cabello, MAR 22 @ 0159 - Radio Puerto Cabello ID; over WRNI-RI.

  • 1520 | COLOMBIA | HJLI, R. Libertad, Bogota, MAR 22 @ 0100 - Libertad and Bogota mentions in Spanish religious programming; dominant.


    Recording of 3 Colombian Seņal Radio Colombia outlets.
  • MAR 24 @ 0230 UTC: 680, 550, and 570 as below: accordion music and male vocal
    680 HJBU, Zambrano: 0 (start) to 10 sec.: way under WRKO
    550 HJHF, Marinilla (Medellin): 10 to 25 sec.: dominant
    570 HJND, Bogota (El Rosal): 25 sec. to 37 sec. (end): under Reloj Cuba

     

    Central America and Mexico

  • 539.86 | NICARAGUA | YNOW, R. Corporacion, Managua, MAR 20 @ 0301 - Radio Corporacion and "en Managua" mentions; fair on LSB to dodge 540 stations (WFLF, HJKA, Rebelde).

  • 720 | NICARAGUA | R. Catolica, Managua, MAR 18 @ 0200 - Bells, ID "Radio Catolica de Nicaragua".

  • 860 | PANAMA | HOL55, R. Reforma, Chitre, MAR 22 @ 0301 - Radio Reforma ID, talk, and accordion music; over Reloj Cuban.

  • 1140 | MEXICO (t) | XEMR, Monterrey, MAR 24 @ 0229 - Possible ID about 6 sec. into audio clip. Per Bruce Conti (RealDX): "Sounds like 'desde Monterrey' and the type of programming (at least as far as I can tell from such a short audio clip) that would be on XEMR."

     

    Caribbean excluding Cuba

  • 580 | PUERTO RICO | WKAQ, San Juan, MAR 20 @ 0000 - WKAQ ID's, mention of electoral year; huge.

  • 580 | PUERTO RICO | WKAQ, San Juan, MAR 24 @ 0228 - WKAQ Cinco Ochenta ID; good, over Rebelde Cuba.

  • 600 | PUERTO RICO | WYEL, Mayaguez, MAR 24 @ 0000 - // 580 WKAQ with fast talk and Puerto Rico mention; under Rebelde Cuba.

  • 630 | PUERTO RICO | WUNO, NotiUno, San Juan, MAR 20 @ 0000 - List of network affiliates, "NotiUno en la noche" slogan; loud, dominant.

  • 630 | PUERTO RICO | WUNO, NotiUno, San Juan, MAR 24 @ 0230 - "NotiUno, primer en las noticias", "escuche NotiUno 630"; good, over Cuba and WPRO.

  • 680 | PUERTO RICO | WAPA, San Juan, MAR 24 @ 0001 - La Poderosa slogan, San Juan mention, list of network affiliates; under WRKO.

  • 760 | PUERTO RICO | WORA, Mayaguez, MAR 24 @ 0001 - NotiUno net ID (// 630 WUNO); under RCN Colombia.

  • 780 | BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS | ZBVI, Road Town, Tortola, MAR 18 @ 0201 - Man mentioned Tortola, then woman "ZBVI now concludes its broadcasting day." Hymn at sign-off possibly by '50s country singer Jim Reeves. Only fair strength but dominant.

  • 800 | BONAIRE | PJB, TransWorld Radio, Kralendijk, MAR 20 @ 0330 - Man with Radio Transmundial ID and mentions of Bonaire, Antillas Holandesas; good.

  • 810 | BAHAMAS | ZNS3, Freeport, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Locally-accented phone-in show with talk about Bahamian boxer Elisha Obed; over HJCY and Progreso Cuba

  • 830 | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | HIJB, Santo Domingo, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Man in Spanish with noticias and HIJB mentions; mixed with WCRN.

  • 860 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | V. of Nevis, Bath Village, MAR 18 @ 0200 - The powerhouse of the eastern Caribbean, VON Radio from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.; fair, dominant.

  • 860 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | V. of Nevis, Bath Village, MAR 19 @ 0200 - Clear ID "With all the power from the tower, this is the powerhouse of the eastern Caribbean, VON Radio from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis."

  • 940 | PUERTO RICO | WIPR, Maxima 940, San Juan, MAR 24 @ 0001 - ID "en San Juan, Maxima, Nueve Cuarenta"; over Cuba.

  • 1120 | PUERTO RICO | WMSW, R. Once, Hatillo, MAR 24 @ 0000 - ID's "WMSW .. Hatillo, Puerto Rico .. Radio Once"; dominant.

  • 1160 | ANTIGUA | Caribbean Radio Lighthouse, St. John's, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Caribbean Radio Lighthouse ID, hymn; over unID Spanish, WOBM, others.

  • 1280 | PUERTO RICO | WCMN, Arecibo, MAR 24 @ 0001 - List of network affiliates in Mayaguez, Arecibo, et al., NotiUno jingle and net ID; over jumble (Brazil, Bermuda, WADO, others).

  • 1610 | ANGUILLA | Caribbean Beacon, The Valley, MAR 22 @ 0300 - usual "You're watching the University Network" mention, then preaching; dominant over low-pitched growls from TIS / HAR stations.

     

    Cuba - Rebelde network

  • 530 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, Guantanamo, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; mixed with classical music from Radio Enciclopedia.

  • 560 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, Ciego Avila, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; mixed with WGAN-ME.

  • 600 | CUBA | CMKV, R. Rebelde, Urbano Noris, MAR 24 @ 0000 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; over WYEL Puerto Rico.

  • 620 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, Colon / Moa, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; dominant.

  • 670 | CUBA | CMQ, R. Rebelde, Arroyo Arenas, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 770 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; dominant.

  • 710 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with "Deportivamente" promo, organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; loud.

  • 770 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, Victoria de las Tunas, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with "Deportivamente" promo, organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; loud.

  • 1180 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; loud, two outlets had about a second audio delay between them.

  • 1210 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Organ music and Rebelde ID; under WPHT.

  • 1550 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Rebelde la Habana ID.

  • 1620 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, MAR 24 @ 0230 - // 670 et al. with organ music, man with ID "Rebelde, la Habana, emisora de la revolucion"; some echo noticed.

     

    Cuba - Reloj network

  • 790 | CUBA | R. Reloj, Pinar del Rio & Holguin, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Radio Reloj ID by woman and "RR" beeps, two stations in network with about a half second delay between. Over second Spanish speaking station as well as WPRV-RI and WAXY-FL.

  • 850 | CUBA | R. Reloj, Nueva Gerona, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Talk, "RR" beeps through WEEI/WFTL mix.

  • 860 | CUBA | R. Reloj, Jovellanos, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Ocho de la noche ... transmite Radio Reloj desde la Habana, Cuba; dominant.

  • 870 | CUBA | R. Reloj synchros, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Woman with "diez con treinte minutos" timecheck and Radio Reloj ID; good.

  • 870 | CUBA | R. Reloj synchros, MAR 20 @ 0300 - Single beep, man with "once de la noche" timecheck and "Transmite Radio Reloj desde la Habana, Cuba" ID; dominant.

  • 930 | CUBA | R. Reloj synchros, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Reloj programming; under WPKX-NH.

  • 950 | CUBA | R. Reloj, La Habana & Mayari Arriba, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Woman "Radio Reloj ... diez treinte y uno minutos"; loud, dominant.

  • 960 | CUBA | R. Reloj, Guantanamo, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Woman "Radio Reloj ... diez y treinte minutos ... Habana, Cuba"; fair to good.

  • 980 | CUBA | R. Reloj, Moa, MAR 24 @ 0230 - "Reloj .. desde la Habana, Cuba"; over jumble.

     

    Cuba - Radio Progreso network

  • 940 | CUBA | R. Progreso, Sancti Spiritus, MAR 24 @ 0001 - Flute music // other Progreso outlets; under WIPR Puerto Rico.


    Recording of Cuban Radio Progreso outlets .
  • MAR 20 @ 0331 UTC, frequencies as noted below: Frank Sinatra "Forget Domani" song
    900: 0 (start) to 22 sec.: huge
    890: 22 to 31 sec.: over others
    630: 31 to 37 sec.: mix WPRO-RI
    640: 37 to 45 sec.: dominant
    650: 45 to 55 sec.: over 660 WFAN slop
    690: 55 sec. to 1 min. 2 sec.: good
    720: 1 min. 2 sec. to 1 min. 9 sec.: poor to fair, dominant
    730: 1 min. 9 sec. to 1 min. 15 sec.: fair, dominant
    750: 1 min. 15 sec. to 1 min. 22 sec. (end): good

     

    Cuba - miscellaneous

  • 530 | CUBA | CMBQ, R. Enciclopedia, La Habana, MAR 20 @ 0300 - Woman with "Radio Enciclopedia desde la Habana, Cuba" ID.

  • 740 | CUBA | R. Angulo, Sagua de Tanamo, MAR 20 @ 0000 - ID "Radio Angulo .. en Cuba", chimes, jingle; good over others.

  • 840 | CUBA | CMHW, "W", Santa Clara, MAR 20 @ 0300 - Man with ID "Esta es Dobleve, desde Santa Clara, en el centro de Cuba"; loud / dominant.

  • 910 | CUBA | R. Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey, MAR 20 @ 0302 - Radio Cadena Agramonte ID; fair, somewhat noisy.

  • 910 | CUBA | R. Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Music, ID by man "Radio Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba"; good.

  • 1000 | CUBA | R. Granma, Media Luna, MAR 26 @ 0101 - Woman with "Radio Granma" ID, chimes; poor but dominant.

  • 1020 | CUBA | ?, MAR 24 @ 0001 - Talk seems to be Cuba and "revolucion" related but a different station from the co-channel Reloj signal in the background. Per Chuck Hutton (RealDX) "Clearly Cuba but no program name or local mention."

  • 1020 | CUBA | R. Artemisa, MAR 24 @ 0231 - Two unID's competing (weaker station using reverb) then Reloj Cuba sneaks in. Per Mauricio Molano (RealDX) "Radio Artemisa (ID) at 53 sec."

  • 1060 | CUBA | R. 26, Jovellanos, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Radio Veintiseis (26) ID; over WQOM/KYW.

  • 1110 | CUBA | R. Angulo, MAR 24 @ 0001 - Radio Angulo ID; poor but dominant.

  • 1140 | CUBA | R. Surco, Moron, MAR 24 @ 0000 - ID "Transmite CMIP, Radio Surco, desde Ciego de Avila, capital de la locucion cubana."; fair, dominant.

  • 1150 | CUBA | R. Bayamo, Bueycito, MAR 24 @ 0232 - Radio Bayamo ID; dominant.

  • 1210 | CUBA | R. Sancti Spiritus, MAR 23 @ 2359 - Two stations. One is Rebelde Cuba. Second one has chimes around 20 sec. and talk that might be ID material. Per Bruce Conti (RealDX): "The chimes belong to Radio Sancti Spiritus (Cuba)."

  • 1350 | CUBA | ?, MAR 22 @ 0300 - Cuban national anthem.

     

    unidentified Latin American

  • 740 | unID | ?, MAR 24 @ 0230 - Spanish talk; under slightly wobbly R. Angulo, Cuba.

     

    USA

  • 540 WFLF FL, Pine Hills - Orlando, MAR 18 @ 0200 - End of "Brain Health" infomercial medical show, ID "WFLF Pine Hills - Orlando, WMGF HD3 Mt. Dora - Orlando", into Fox news; good.

  • 610 WIOD FL, Miami, MAR 20 @ 0000 - Miami traffic, "News Radio 610 WIOD" ID, weather; good.

  • 640 WMEN FL, Royal Palm Beach, MAR 20 @ 0000 - Man "in Royal Palm Beach - Miami", ABC sports update; over Progreso Cuba.

  • 670 WWFE FL, Miami, MAR 18 @ 0200 - Spanish talk with Poderosa slogan and "en Miami"; slightly over Rebelde Cuba.

  • 710 WAQI FL, Miami, MAR 20 @ 0001 - Spanish talk, "Mambi" jingle under Cuba, no WOR

  • 740 WSBR FL, Boca Raton, MAR 19 @ 2359 - "South Florida's Money Talk Radio ... WSBR"; fair.

  • 790 WAXY FL, Miami, MAR 18 @ 0200 - Fort Lauderdale Auto Show advert, WAXY ID; over WPRV-RI and Reloj Cuba.

  • 850 WFTL FL, West Palm Beach, MAR 24 @ 0000 - ID "This is 850 WFTL West Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale - Miami" noted right after ID of equal-strength WEEI Boston.

  • 900 WSWN FL, Belle Glade, MAR 24 @ 0000 - Promo for ' http://www.900thetalk.com/ ' website; under huge Progreso Cuba.

  • 1260 WSUA FL, Miami, MAR 22 @ 0301 - Spanish talk with WSUA and Caracol ID's.

  • 1320 WLQY FL, Hollywood, MAR 22 @ 0300 - WLQY ID; dominant.

  • 1370 WTAB NC, Tabor City, MAR 22 @ 0300 - ID "We're AM 1370 WTAB".

  • 1580 WZKY NC, Albemarle, MAR 22 @ 0300 - Aretha Franklin song, "Oldies Radio WZKY" jingle.

  • 1700 WJCC FL, Miami Springs, MAR 22 @ 0300 - Disclaimer "The views expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of Radio Mega LLC or AM 1700 WJCC", mention of covering Palm Beach area and northern Haiti.

     

    Related Links

  • Planetary K Index (MAR 15-27, 2015) (Bruce Conti)
  • Log Report - South Yarmouth, MA - Mid-to-Late March 2015
  • Sylvain Naud's logs from Quebec
  • Sylvain Naud's description of the opening with audio links, partial logs
  • Bruce Conti (NH) international log page 2010-2015
  • my DX audio files homepage

     

    Please feel free to send any comments to me at e-mail: MarkWA1ION@aol.com

    Click here for: WA1ION DX Labs Web Links