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Mark Connelly, WA1ION

MP3 Sound Clips - International Medium-Wave DX

(last update: 20180126)

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Featured Recordings: Powder Point - Duxbury, MA, USA - 11 NOV 2010

Receiver = Microtelecom Perseus, Antenna = 2 m by 2 m car-roof Micro-SuperLoop to W7IUV Amplifier

Transatlantic

810: Radio Macedonia (2200 UTC)
810: BBC Radio Scotland (2300 UTC)
1134: Hrvatski Radio, Croatia (2100 UTC) LOUD!
1215: Absolute Radio, UK (2100 UTC)
999: Spain and Moldova (2200 UTC)
999: Moldova (2101 UTC)
1548: Moldova (2101 UTC)
1440: Luxembourg with China Radio International in French (2100 UTC)
1440: Luxembourg with China Radio International in English (2200 UTC)
1323: Germany, in French (2130 UTC)
666: Germany (2130 UTC)
1170: WFPB-MA versus R. Sawa, UAE (2159 UTC)
702: Monaco (France) with China Radio International in French (2200 UTC)
1188: Iran: 3-note news intro signal (2200 UTC)
882: BBC Radio Wales (2200 UTC)
909: BBC Radio Five Live, UK (2201 UTC)
1215: Kaliningrad and UK (2200 UTC)
1062: Italy: national anthem at sign-off (2259 UTC)


Domestic

750: Canada - NL: CBGY (2130 UTC)


 

Featured Recordings: Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA - OCT 2008

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complete loggings report

Receiver = RFSpace SDR-IQ, Antenna = 2 m by 2 m car-roof Micro-SuperLoop to DX Engineering RPA-1 Amplifier

Transatlantic

855: Romania ('Aici Bucuresti') and Spain (29 OCT 2008 at 2200 UTC)
855: Romania and Spain (29 OCT 2008 at 2203 UTC)
873: Spain and Germany (AFN in US English) (29 OCT 2008 at 2200 UTC)
900: Italy and CKDH-NS (8 OCT 2008 at 2233 UTC)
909 and 855: Romania - channel flip to show parallel (29 OCT 2008 at 2237 UTC)
909: Romania over UK (29 OCT 2008 at 2303 UTC)
918: Slovenia (29 OCT 2008 at 2305 UTC)
927: Belgium (in Dutch) (29 OCT 2008 at 2157 UTC)
954: Czech Rep. (29 OCT 2008 at 2203 UTC)
981: Algeria (29 OCT 2008 at 2307 UTC)
999: Moldova-Spain-Saudi Arabia 'dogfight' (8 OCT 2008 at 2233 UTC)
1008: Netherlands: Grootnieuwsradio (29 OCT 2008 at 2200 UTC)
1062: Italy (29 OCT 2008 at 2246 UTC)
1134: Croatia: Hrvatski R. - Glas Hrvatski (29 OCT 2008 at 2132 UTC)
1179: Spain: R. Rioja (8 OCT 2008 at 2241 UTC)
1215: UK: Absolute R. (29 OCT 2008 at 2310 UTC)
1224: Bulgaria (29 OCT 2008 at 2207 UTC)
1323: Germany: Voice of Russia (in French) (29 OCT 2008 at 2140 UTC)
1422: Germany (Deutschlandfunk ID) and Algeria (in French) (29 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)
1440: Luxembourg with CRI China Drive show in English (8 OCT 2008 at 2251 UTC)
1440: Luxembourg relay China Radio International in English ... HUGE! (29 OCT 2008 at 2258 UTC)
1457.62: Albania (29 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)
1467: France-Monaco: Trans-World Radio (in Arabic) (Monte Carlo address given) (29 OCT 2008 at 2258 UTC)
1521: Saudi Arabia (29 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)
1530: WCKY-OH and R. Vatican chimes (29 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)
1548: Moldova (29 OCT 2008 at 2258 UTC)
1575: Italy with UAE, over Spain (29 OCT 2008 at 2259 UTC)
1602: Spain: R. Vitoria (29 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)


Pan-American and Domestic

580: Puerto Rico: WKAQ (29 OCT 2008 at 2226 UTC)
590: Canada - NL: VOCM completely dominant over local WEZE (29 OCT 2008 at 2230 UTC)
590: VOCM and WEZE 'slugfest' (8 OCT 2008 at 2300 UTC)
900: Venezuela: Mara Ritmo (29 OCT 2008 at 2304 UTC)

 

 

MAIN LIST

Africa
RASD clandestine - Tindouf, Algeria - 1550 (heard 1 SEP 2004 at 2325 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Music, Arabic talk, "Saharaui" mention. Receiver momentarily tuned off to WQEW-1560 for signal comparison.

RASD clandestine - Tindouf, Algeria - 1550 (heard 1 SEP 2004 at 2359 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Blues-like group vocal, Arabic talk interspersed with modern Arabic instrumental. Phaser momentarily flipped to null RASD, showing weaker WDZK-CT for signal comparison.

Algeria - 1422 (heard 6 MAY 2004 at 0100 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
sign-off with French talk, anthem (march).

Punto Radio, Canary Islands - 1008 (heard 2 SEP 2004 at 0134 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
end of Sade "Sweetest Taboo", ID "Punto Radio", folk-style song

Radio Sawa, Djibouti - 1431 (heard 6 MAY 2004 at 0002 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
end of pop vocal, Arabic talk by woman mentioning Radio Sawa, Web URL given.

Radio Sawa, Djibouti - 1431 (heard 22 APR 2004 at 0040 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Arabic female vocal, Arabic talk, then "I'm Gonna Getcha Good" by Shania Twain.

RTM C, Sebaa-Aioun, Morocco - 1044 (heard 9 AUG 2006 at 2359 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
anthem at close of programming; loud

Dakar, Senegal - 764 (heard 11 JAN 1974 at 2241 UTC from Menotomy Rocks Park - Arlington, MA, USA)
Arabic preaching; Switzerland way off in the background

Asia (incl. Middle East), Pacific
Iran - 1171 (heard 17 JUN 2004 at 0103 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Middle Eastern orchestra and male vocal

Radio Sawa, Kuwait - 1548 (heard 20 MAY 2004 at 0030 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Radio Sawa ID's, Web URL

BSKSA, Duba, Saudi Arabia - 1521 (heard 3 MAY 2006 at 2300 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
end of Arabic song, time pips, start of news mentioning Saudi Arabia; strong.

Radio Farda, UAE - 1170 (heard 21 SEP 2004 at 2340 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Farsi talk and Radio Farda ID. WWVA was in deep null produced by Superphaser-2 and two active-whip array (E-W axis, spacing 60 m) in salt-marsh.

Radio Farda, UAE - 1170 (heard 22 SEP 2004 at 0005 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
End of US boy-band pop hit, then Farsi talk, phone pushbutton beeps, Radio Farda ID, teletalk with beeps. At the end of the recording, WWVA was taken out of phase-null (revealing screaming preacher).

Europe
Glas Hrvatske, Zadar, Croatia - 1134 (heard 13 SEP 2006 at 2314 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
"Hrvatske radija" mention in news, items about Bosnia-Hercegovina and Dubrovnic; huge signal, momentary tune-off made to WEAKER(!) WBBR-1130 NYC

Wolfsheim, Germany - 1017 (heard 13 SEP 2006 at 2300 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
timecheck "ein uhr" (1 a.m. local), news "MDR Info nachrichten"

NRK Kvitsoy, Norway - 1314 (heard 2 APR 2006 at 0150 and 0200 UTC from Billerica, MA, USA)
Norwegian country music, talk mentioned "NRK Nettradio" website (0150 UTC); end of folk song, news sounder, news (0200 UTC)

RNE, Spain - 1503 (heard 20 MAY 2004 at 0008 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Radio Nacional Espana ID, musical interlude

COPE, Spain - 999 (heard 22 APR 2004 at 0006 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Several COPE network ID's. Almost no QRM from 1000 kHz stations.

Radio Suisse Romande, Switzerland - 765 (heard 21 SEP 2004 at 2300 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Light music, jingle, then French talk including 1 a.m. timecheck, Radio Suisse Romande ID, news.

TalkSport, UK - 1089 (heard 21 SEP 2004 at 2319 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Political interview with American editor, then adverts for text-message chat/dating, legal services, insurance and TalkSport presenter Alan Brazil. Little or no 1090 QRM. Near the end, the receiver was momentarily tuned off to WTIC-1080 CT (Red Sox game) and then the phaser was tweaked to reveal a slight heterodyne against 1089 from weaker WBAL-1090.

BBC 5 Live, UK - 909 (heard 21 APR 2004 at 2359 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Talk including Five Live ID, into top of hour 1 a.m. British Summer Time (0000 UTC).

Virgin Radio, UK - 1215 (heard 21 APR 2004 at 2257 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
End of "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal, then talk mentioning telephone number, Web address, and postal mailing address.

Caribbean and Central America
HIRV, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic - 1060 (heard 2 JUN 2005 at 0201 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
Spanish religious music and talk, ID jingle "Radio Amanecer, la voz de la esperanza".

Radio Guadeloupe, Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe - 640 (heard 24 AUG 2006 at 0005 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
French talk with nightclub advert, several Radio Guadeloupe ID's; very good

WAPA, San Juan, Puerto Rico - 680 (heard 5 AUG 2004 at 0005 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Phasing demonstration with local WRKO-680 in null, allowing reception of WAPA with "Poderosa" slogan and "WAPA" ID. Null depth illustrated by taking phaser out of null twice, showing WRKO with talkshow.

North America
WBIX, Natick, MA, USA - 1060 (heard 24 FEB 2008 at 0516 UTC from DXTuner receiver at Ilfracombe, England)
DX test with Morse code WBIX ID, sweep tone, voice ID

CFDR, Dartmouth, NS, Canada - 780 (heard 1 APR 2006 at 0420 UTC from Billerica, MA, USA)
country music, "780 Kixx" slogan

CKEC, New Glasgow, NS, Canada - 780 (heard 1 APR 2006 at 0405 UTC from Billerica, MA, USA)
ID

WEEI, Boston, MA, USA - 850 (heard 21 OCT 2005 at 0050 UTC on DXTuners receiver at Ilfracombe, UK)
Discussion about the Red Sox.

WWZN, Boston, MA, USA - 1510 (heard 21 OCT 2005 at 0045 UTC on DXTuners receiver at Ilfracombe, UK)
"Diehards" program promo., slogan "Boston's Sports Station - 1510, The Zone"

South America
R. Sociedade da Bahia, ZYH446, Salvador, Brazil - 740 (heard 7 SEP 2005 at 0050 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
ID "R. Sociedade da Bahia", Portuguese talk, sound effects including "Close Encounters" fanfare, jingle.

R. Uirapuru, ZYH588, Fortaleza, Brazil - 760 (heard 5 AUG 2004 at 0037 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Booming in with Uirapuru ID and Fortaleza mentions in Portuguese talk.

R. Bandeirantes, ZYK687, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 840 (heard 5 AUG 2004 at 0042 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Sao Paulo mention in reverberated Portuguese talk.

R. Anaco, Anaco, Venezuela - 660 (heard 5 AUG 2004 at 0027 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Phasing demonstration with WFAN-660 NYC in null, allowing reception of Radio Anaco from Venezuela with "Anaco" ID. Null depth illustrated by taking the Superphaser-2 out of null a few times, showing WFAN with baseball game. Antennas: active whip and broadband loop on car roof.

R. Venezuela, YVYM, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela - 880 (heard 5 AUG 2004 at 0044 UTC from Granite Pier - Rockport, MA, USA)
Radio Venezuela ID; WCBS phased to nil.

YVLB, Valencia, Venezuela - 1039.61 (heard 19 APR 2006 at 0114 UTC from Rowley, MA, USA)
"La Voz de Carabobo" ID

 

ANTENNA DEMO'S, OTHER 'SPECIALS'

*** Pogo Radio YourWay LX MP3 Recorder First-Use Demo ***

Radio Sawa, Kuwait - 1548 (heard 28 MAR 2006 at 0004 UTC from Billerica, MA, USA)
electronic music, Arabic talk, Radio Sawa ID

*** direct versus DXTuners web receivers demo's ***

WBZ-1030 received on (UTC) 22 FEB 2006: live vs. MD DXTuner
STEREO - Left channel: audio from Drake R8A at Billerica, MA, USA; Right channel: audio from Maryland, USA DXTuner receiver via web. Delay of web about 8 sec. relative to air.

WWZN-1510 received on (UTC) 22 FEB 2006: live vs. UK DXTuner
STEREO - Left channel: audio from Drake R8A at Billerica, MA, USA; Right channel: audio from Ilfracombe, UK DXTuner receiver via web. Delay of web about 9 sec. relative to air.

France-864 received on (UTC) 22 FEB 2006: live vs. Ireland DXTuner
STEREO - Left channel: audio from Drake R8A at Billerica, MA, USA; Right channel: audio from Waterford, Ireland DXTuner receiver via web. Delay of web about 9 sec. relative to air.

 

DX TESTS

*** KCKN-1020 Roswell, NM, USA DX Test: 3 APR 2006 (received at Billerica, MA, USA)***
at 0741 UTC (3:41 a.m. EDT)
under dominant KDKA: Morse code ID's and audio tone sweeps

*** WJTO-730 Bath, ME, USA DX Test: 12 FEB 2006 (received at Billerica, MA, USA)***

at 0518 UTC (12:18 a.m. EST)
piano and strings version of the Star Spangled Banner

at 0537 UTC (12:37 a.m. EST)
British-accented woman "in Bath, Maine conducting transmitter testing"; Morse code "C WJTO WJTO WJTO", sweep tone

at 0538 UTC (12:38 a.m. EST)
Morse code "WJTO BATH MAINE WJTO WJTO WJTO", then sweep tone

at 0554 UTC (12:54 a.m. EST)
Morse code "VVV VVV DE WJTO WJTO WJTO"


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Caribbean and Central America
4VEH Haiti - 1035 (heard NOV 1975 from West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA)
ID at sign-off.

South America
YVRQ Venezuela - 910 (heard NOV 1975 from West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA)
ID as "Radio Aeropuerto", then time check.


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