Granite Pier DXpeditions 2008

Reports from several DXpeditions during 2008 are contained below.

OCTOBER

Report from Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Times / dates = UTC / 2008
e-mail = MarkWA1ION@aol.com

[Connelly*R-MA] = Rockport, MA, USA
(GC= 42.667 N / 70.621 W) (= 42 40' N / 70 37' W)
(Granite Pier)

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AUDIO FILES of some of these receptions

Receivers: RFSpace SDR-IQ, Drake R8A, Eton E100

Splitter: Mini-Circuits ZSC-2-2

Antenna: cardioid-pattern Micro-SuperLoop on car roof, square, 2 m per side, with 16:1 xfmr (to DX Engineering RPA-1 amp) on east bottom corner and 5K potentiometer on west corner

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*** TRANSATLANTIC DX ***

531 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2300 - // 585 with Radio Nacional de Espana ID; fair, quite echoey. + OCT 29 2225 - // 576 & 603 (but not 585, 621, 684) with spooky Halloween music; then woman in Spanish; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

549 | ALGERIA | Alger Chaine 1, Les Trembles, OCT 8 2256 - march-like group Arabic vocal and drumming; to good peak. + OCT 9 0048 - modern rock style male Arabic vocal; to fair peak on "barefoot" E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

558 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2256 - // 585 with discussion; through WGAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

567 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2301 - // 585 with news by man & woman; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

576 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 9 0042 - // 585 with woman in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

585 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Madrid, OCT 9 0042 - // 576 with woman in Spanish; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

594 | PORTUGAL | R. Renascenca, Muge, OCT 8 2258 - woman in Portuguese; good, over 595 het and the chatter from 590 VOCM/WEZE. + OCT 9 0039 - Portuguese talk; good, even noted (in slop) on "barefoot" E100. + OCT 29 2233 - Portuguese duet vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

594 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Duba, OCT 8 2254 - Koranic male vocal, not parallel to Morocco (612); mixed with Portugal. [Connelly*R-MA]

595 | MOROCCO (t) | Oujda, OCT 8 2258 - presumed this with het against 594 Portugal that was strong (but audio was somewhere between faint and non-existent). [Connelly*R-MA]

603 | FRANCE | France Info, Lyon-Tramoyes, OCT 8 2254 - // 711 with woman in French; under Madeira and Spain. + OCT 9 0038 - French jazz vocal; over Spain, good on "barefoot" E100 ! [Connelly*R-MA].

603 | MADEIRA | Centro Regional RDP, Pico de Arieiro, OCT 8 2254 - emotional male operatic vocal with orchestra sounded // 666 Portugal; briefly a bit over Spain and France. [Connelly*R-MA]

603 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2301 - // 585 with news; now dominant. + OCT 9 0038 - Spanish talk; under France. [Connelly*R-MA]

612 | MOROCCO | RTM A, Sebaa-Aioun, OCT 8 2302 - Arabic news by man; fair to good. + OCT 9 0036 - man in Arabic; getting by CHNC slop on "barefoot" E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

612 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Lerida / Lleida, OCT 8 2254 - // 585 with Spanish talk; mixed with Morocco. + OCT 29 2226 - // 684 with man & woman in Spanish; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

621 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, Santa Cruz de Tenerife et al., OCT 8 2230 - // 639, 657, & 684 with Radio Nacional de Espana ID, music fanfare. + OCT 8 2256 - talk mentioning Valencia; excellent. + OCT 9 0035 - Spanish talk. + OCT 29 2216 - // 684 with political talk mentioning Washington; over WZAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

630 | PORTUGAL | RDP synchros, OCT 29 2217 - // 720 with piano music; behind WPRO. [Connelly*R-MA]

630 | TUNISIA | ERTT, Tunis, OCT 8 2255 - Arabic vocal and strings; under WPRO/CHLT. [Connelly*R-MA]

639 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, La Coruna et al., OCT 8 2230 - // 621, 657, & 684 with Radio Nacional de Espana ID, music fanfare; fair to good. + OCT 29 2218 - Spanish // 774; fair over CBN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

648 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Badajoz et al., OCT 8 2256 - // 585 with two men in Spanish; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

657 | ITALY | RAI R. Uno synchros, OCT 29 2214 - woman in Italian; poor to fair, dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

657 | SPAIN | RNE R.5, Madrid, OCT 8 2230 - // 621, 639, & 684 with Radio Nacional de Espana ID; poor to fair, with second station that was likely Italy. [Connelly*R-MA]

666 | PORTUGAL | RDP Antena 1 synchros, OCT 8 2230 - // 720 with plaintive Portuguese vocal; fair. + OCT 8 2302 - // 720 with news by man in Portuguese; poor, in slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

675 | NETHERLANDS | R. Maria, Lopik, OCT 8 2228 - religious choral music with piano accompaniment; good. + OCT 8 2259 - religious music, Radio Maria ID; under Libya. + OCT 9 0033 - light classical orchestral music; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

675 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya, Benghazi, OCT 8 2259 - man in Arabic; fair over Netherlands and WRKO slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

684 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Sevilla, OCT 8 2300 - // 585 with news by woman; good. + OCT 9 0032 - fast man & woman talk, apparently drama; occasionally getting through WRKO slop on "barefoot" Eton E100. + OCT 29 2215 - // 774 with Spanish talk about government; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

693 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. 5, Droitwich et al., OCT 8 2230 - two men in English; through CINF slop. + OCT 29 2215 - sportstalk with two men; fair, some synchro-echo. [Connelly*R-MA]

702 | unID | OCT 8 2230 - male Arabic vocal, no ID material; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

711 | FRANCE | France Info, Rennes, OCT 8 2227 - woman in French; fair over Western Sahara growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | CANARY ISLANDS | RNE R.5, Finca Espana, OCT 8 2300 - // 684 with news by man & woman in Spanish; fair, over Portugal and Venezuela. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | PORTUGAL | RDP Antena 1 synchros, OCT 8 2230 - // 666 with plaintive Portuguese vocal; good / dominant over Canaries-Brazil-Venezuela. + OCT 8 2302 - // 666 with news by man in Portuguese; momentarily over Canaries and Venezuela. [Connelly*R-MA]

729 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, OCT 29 2217 - // 738 & 774 with Spanish talk by man & woman; fair, echoey. [Connelly*R-MA]

738 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Barcelona, OCT 8 2230 - Spanish newstalk / teletalk; through CHCM slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

747 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2228 - // 684 with Spanish news; briefly dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

747 | NETHERLANDS | R. 5, Zeewolde-Flevoland, OCT 8 2230 - mellow pop-soul vocal; good, over RNE. + OCT 9 0029 - offbeat folk music; over RNE, on "barefoot" E100. + OCT 29 2216 - jazzy vocal, Dutch talk. [Connelly*R-MA]

756 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Braunschweig & Ravensburg, OCT 8 2230 - man & woman in German; to good peak. + OCT 9 0027 - classical music; on "barefoot" E100. + OCT 29 2214 - German talk about auto racing, engine noises in background; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

756 | SPAIN | R. Euskadi, Bilbao, OCT 8 2227 - Spanish talk; under Germany. [Connelly*R-MA]

765 | SWITZERLAND | RSR Option Musique, Sottens, OCT 8 2227 - disco French vocal; loud. + OCT 9 0026 - old-fashioned French male vocal; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

774 | EGYPT | Middle East R., Abis, OCT 29 2215 - Arabic talk; over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

774 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, OCT 8 2230 - Radio Nacional de Espana ID; over others and very echoey. [Connelly*R-MA]

783 | MAURITANIA | R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, OCT 8 2229 - woman in Arabic; over low growl (about 200 Hz) likely from the Syrian. + OCT 9 0024 - Arabic vocal and plucked strings; on E100. + OCT 29 2217 - rustic blues-like North African music; loud. [Connelly*R-MA]

792 | FRANCE | France Info, Limoges, OCT 8 2227 - // 711 with woman in French; good. + OCT 9 0022 - // 1206 with man in French; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

792 | SPAIN | SER, Sevilla, OCT 8 2227 - man in Spanish; way under France. [Connelly*R-MA]

801 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, OCT 8 2227 - // 639 with Spanish talk; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

819 | unID (EGYPT or MOROCCO) | OCT 8 2235 - Arabic group vocal with orchestra, no ID material, 5 Hz SAH. [Connelly*R-MA]

828 | GERMANY (t) | NDR Info, Hannover, OCT 29 2238 - German sounding talk by woman; poor in WCRN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

828 | unID | OCT 8 2235 - Arabic-sounding talk in WCRN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | AZORES | Centro Regional da RDP, Pico da Barrosa, OCT 29 2238 - apparent Portuguese talk by man; over fast-fire COPE Spanish, France (which would be // 945) not noted. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2233 - // 882 with man in Spanish; good / dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | FRANCE | France Info, Nancy, OCT 8 2234 - woman in French, music; starting to compete with COPE. + OCT 9 0021 - // 1206 with woman in French; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

846 | IRELAND | R. North, Carndonagh, OCT 8 2232 - English talk, country-style religious music; poor in WEEI slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

855 | ROMANIA | Romania Actualitata, Bucuresti, OCT 29 2200 - ID "Aici Bucuresti"; mixed with Spain. + OCT 29 2237 - // 909 with female folk vocal. [Connelly*R-MA]

855 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, OCT 8 2234 - very echoey fast Spanish talk by man; fair. + OCT 8 2306 - Radio Nacional de Espana ID; over Romania. [Connelly*R-MA]

864 | EGYPT | ERTU, Santah, OCT 8 2306 - Koranic male a cappella vocal; over France. [Connelly*R-MA]

864 | FRANCE | France Bleu, Villebon-sur-Yvette, OCT 8 2232 - "Please Forgive Me" by Bryan Adams; good. + OCT 8 2304 = French talk, then "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum from '67; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

864 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Socuellamos, OCT 8 2235 - // 855 with Spanish talk; noted briefly under France. [Connelly*R-MA]

873 | GERMANY | AFN, Frankfurt, OCT 8 2303-2307 - oldies show under Spain: Peter Frampton "Baby I Love Your Ways", US announcer, then Tommy James & the Shondells "I Think We're Alone Now". + OCT 29 2236 - US news mentioning "conspiracy charges" and "leftist political leader"; over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

873 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2233 - two men in Spanish talking about voters and candidates; loud. + OCT 9 0018 - boxy-audio Spanish talk; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

882 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2233 - // 837 with Spanish talk; under UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

882 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Wales, Washford, OCT 8 2235 - slow version of Tracy Ullman song "They Don't Know"; occasionally over COPE. + OCT 9 0016 - talk about Iran, chemical weapons; pushing by WCBS slop on "barefoot" Eton E100. + OCT 29 2238 - "Ain't That a Shame" by Fats Domino, then English talk; over COPE. [Connelly*R-MA]

882 | unID | OCT 8 2303 - Koranic chant under BBC and COPE talkers. Tunisia and Egypt listed, neither with much power. [Connelly*R-MA]

891 | ALGERIA | Chaine 1, Algiers, OCT 8 2232 - energetic female Arabic vocal; tinny audio but HUGE signal, peaking 25 dB (!) higher than 890 WAMG on the laptop display from the SDR-IQ. + OCT 29 2238 - female Arabic vocal; light audio on strong carrier. [Connelly*R-MA]

900 | ITALY | RAI R. Uno, Milano, OCT 8 2233 - woman in Italian; over CKDH. [Connelly*R-MA]

900 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 29 2237 - // 837 with fast Spanish; over pile. [Connelly*R-MA]

909 | ROMANIA | Romania Actualitata, Jucu, OCT 29 2237 - // 855 with folkish female vocal with Alpine and country influences; under UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

909 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R.5 Live synchros, OCT 8 2233 - two men talking about government recovery plans, notable quote "At the end of the day, 500 billion is quite a lot of money." Excellent, stronger than 910 WABI. + OCT 8 2307 - good with "an Olympics authority has told Five Live that the 2012 London Olympics athletic village may run short of funds." + OCT 9 0015 - BBC talkshow; alternating with 910 WABI on "barefoot" Eton E100. + OCT 29 2156 - football match with Arsenal team, 4-4 final score; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

917 | NIGERIA | R. Gotel, Yola, OCT 8 2216 - talk by man and screamer het against 918 Spain. + OCT 8 2232 - bits of talk, African music; poor. Used LSB and 1.8 kHz filter. + OCT 29 2238 - bluesy female vocal; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

918 | SLOVENIA | R. Slovenia, Domzale, OCT 29 2305 - Slavic talk by man, Radio Slovenia ID; to good peak over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

918 | SPAIN | R. Intercontinental, Madrid, OCT 8 2234 - '80s era arena-rock power ballad; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

927 | BELGIUM | VRT Radio Een, Wolvertem, OCT 29 2157 - "One of Us" by Joan Osborne, then Dutch talk; to good peak past WGIN/CFBC splatter. + OCT 29 2131 - pop-dance music; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

936 | MOROCCO | RTM A, Agadir, OCT 29 2239 - Arabic music; in jumble. + OCT 29 2307 - Arabic music; slightly over mess. [Connelly*R-MA]

945 | FRANCE | France Info, Toulouse, OCT 8 2235 - // 837 with woman in French; to good peak. + OCT 9 0013 - French female vocal; good "barefoot" on the Eton E100 since the only main interference source (940 CINW) was at a right angle and easily nullable. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | CZECH REPUBLIC | Cesky Rozhlas, Brno, OCT 29 2303 - Czech talk, music fanfare between news items that was the same as on station website; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | QATAR | QBS, Al Arish, OCT 29 2155 - woman in Arabic; OVER(!) Spain. + OCT 29 2200 - reverberated Arabic news by man; slugging it out with Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | SPAIN | Onda Cero, Madrid, OCT 8 2232 - sport-related Spanish telephone interview, "copa" mentions, some laughing; very good. + OCT 9 0011 - lively Spanish discussion, "tambien" said numerous times; on "barefoot" Eton E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

963 | SPAIN | R. Euskadi, Vitoria, OCT 8 2233 - Spanish talk; slightly over jumble. + OCT 29 2202 - Spanish newstalk; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

972 | GERMANY | NDR Info, Hamburg, OCT 29 2303 - man in German; in bad WZAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

972 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya BC, Sirte, OCT 8 2233 - Arabic vocal, then talk by woman; in heavy WZAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

981 | ALGERIA | RTVA Chaine 2, Algiers, OCT 8 2232 - African-accented French teletalk. + OCT 29 2130 - Arabic male vocal, talk. + OCT 29 2155 - Arabic music; loud. + OCT 29 2201 - two men with Arabic news, emphasis music "stingers" between items; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

981 | IRELAND | R. Star Country, Emmyvale, OCT 29 2246 - English talk briefly breaking atop Algeria, likely this. [Connelly*R-MA]

990 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 29 2157-2159 - // 873 with excited Spanish sportstalk with pronounced echo; peaking over CBY. [Connelly*R-MA]

999 | MOLDOVA | Voice of Russia, Maiac, OCT 8 2233 - Abba-like female vocal, Russian talk by man, Pravda mentions; dominant. + OCT 29 2155 - Russian talk by man & woman; briefly over Spain. Atop again at 2202 UTC. [Connelly*R-MA]

999 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA R. Quran, Tabuk, OCT 8 2233- moaning Arabic vocal; under Moldova. [Connelly*R-MA]

999 | SPAIN | COPE, Madrid, OCT 8 2234 - fast Spanish talk; now coming up over the Moldova / Saudi Arabia mix. + OCT 9 0008 - Spanish talk over IBOC rubbish; on E100. + OCT 29 2200 - Spanish scores, scores, COPE ID; over WINS IBOC hash. [Connelly*R-MA]

1008 | CANARY ISLANDS | Punto Radio, Las Palmas, OCT 8 2234 - non-SER Spanish teletalk. + OCT 29 2153 - atop Netherlands. + OCT 29 2305 - Punto Radio ID; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1053 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 29 2247 - fast Spanish talk; under UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

1053 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, OCT 8 2238 - presenter gave number to call "08717 double 2 double 3 double 4", interview with New York doctor about cosmetic surgery; good, over Libya growl. + OCT 9 0007 - talk about foreclosures and "children being taken away from mum and dad"; on E100. + OCT 29 2134 - Manchester United coverage // 1089. + OCT 29 2204 - music from an Amstel beer advert, talk about Barclay's Premier League football; generally over Libya growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1053.07 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya, Tripoli, OCT 29 2205 - woman in Arabic; briefly over TalkSport. [Connelly*R-MA]

1062 | ITALY | RAI R. Uno synchros, OCT 29 2206 - reverbed or echoey Italian talk, possibly sports; poor. + OCT 29 2209 - up to fair level with teletalk. + OCT 29 2245 - woman in Italian, echo like a '50s sci-fi movie. [Connelly*R-MA]

1071 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao, OCT 8 2241 - // 1197 with Spanish female vocal; good. + OCT 8 2309 - // 1161 with Spanish talk and train-whistle sound effect; over low growl about 200 Hz. [Connelly*R-MA]

1071.2 | unID | OCT 29 2246 - low het against Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1080 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1116 with fast Spanish talk, mention of "telephono"; fair through WTIC. + OCT 8 2309 - // 1116 with talk about "agua" (water); about even with WTIC at times. [Connelly*R-MA]

1088 | ANGOLA | R. Nacional, Mulenvos, OCT 29 2132 - apparent Portuguese teletalk, het against 1089 UK; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1089 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, OCT 8 2238 - local-like with talk about cosmetic surgery, "boob jobs". + OCT 8 2310 - // 1053 with man & woman talking about "Simpsons" cartoon on US TV; excellent. + OCT 9 0006 - talk about money, phone number starting with 08707; on E100. + OCT 29 2210 - discussion of Arsenal football match; good, over Angola het. [Connelly*R-MA]

1098 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2242 - // 1107 & 1125 with talk; strong, extremely echoey with delays up to a second for a chaotic sound. + OCT 9 0004 - // 1107 with news; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1098.15 | unID | OCT 29 2135 - someone a bit off-channel, probably one of the RNE synchros. [Connelly*R-MA]

1107 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2242 - // 1098 & 1125 with talk; some 1107.13 growl and echo. + OCT 9 0004 - // 1098 with news in Spanish; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1107.13 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 29 2133 - off-channel RNE station peaking stronger than the pile on 1107.0. [Connelly*R-MA]

1116 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1080 with fast Spanish talk; good. + OCT 9 0003 - Spanish news; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1125 | BELGIUM | RTBF VivaCite, Houdeng, OCT 29 2132 - man & woman in French; dominant over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1125 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2242 - // 1098 & 1107 with Spanish talk; fair, some echo. [Connelly*R-MA]

1134 | CROATIA | Glas Hrvatske, Zadar, OCT 8 2241 - Spanish service with news items of Croatia with '50s-type music "stinger" shots between items; loud, over Spain. + OCT 9 0002 - Slavic news; on "barefoot" E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1134 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2309 - // 1143 with man in Spanish; slightly under Croatia. [Connelly*R-MA]

1143 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1215 & 1224 with fast Spanish talk; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1152 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2309 - // 1098 & 1107 with Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"; fair. + OCT 9 0000 - pips, RNE news; mixed with presumed Romania, on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1161 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, San Sebastian, OCT 8 2237 - // 1071 with vocal; poor. + OCT 8 2309 - // 1071 with Spanish talk and train-whistle sound effect; briefly over WSKW slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1170 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Sawa, Al Dhabiya, OCT 8 2237 - Mideast pop female vocal and orchestra; peaking over WFPB. + OCT 8 2331 - female Arabic vocal; atop WWVA including on "barefoot" Eton E100. + OCT 29 2245-2247 - man in Arabic with Sawa ID, Arabic dance-music female vocal with drumming; over WWVA. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1116 with fast teletalk; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | SPAIN | R. Rioja, Rioja, OCT 8 2241 - local "Radio Rioja" ID. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | SWEDEN | R. Sweden International, Solvesborg, OCT 29 2210 - Swedish talk by two men; LOUD, over SER. + OCT 29 2243 - woman in English talking about Internet social communities in Sweden and how they can work for human rights causes; fair over SER. [Connelly*R-MA]

1188 | MOROCCO | RTM B, Casablanca, OCT 8 2309 - rustic Arabic/Berber vocal and drumming. [Connelly*R-MA]

1196.7 | ANGOLA (t) | Emissora Provincial de Malanje, Malanje, OCT 29 2132 - weak het. [Connelly*R-MA]

1197 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, Vitoria, OCT 8 2241 - // 1071 with Spanish vocal; poor. + OCT 8 2312 - Spanish // 1071; fair over IBOC hash. [Connelly*R-MA]

1197 | UNITED KINGDOM | Virgin R. synchros, OCT 29 2309 - // 1215 with Bruce Springsteen "Born in the USA"; slightly over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1206 | FRANCE | France Info, Bordeaux, OCT 8 2241 - woman in French with several "football" mentions; good. + OCT 8 2358 - whispering French DJ, romantic and nostalgic Piaf-style female vocal; coming in on "barefoot" Eton E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1206 | unID | OCT 29 2247 - Mideast music; way under France. Noted again at 2312 UTC with shrieky Mideast female vocal. Iran or Israel suspected. [Connelly*R-MA]

1214.9 | ALBANIA | Fllake, OCT 8 2159 - Chinese music to sign-off; atop UK with loud growl until carrier was cut. + OCT 29 2209 - unID language talk by woman, bad growl against UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1143 & 1224 with Spanish talk; under UK. + OCT 8 2311 - teletalk // 1143; now slightly over UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | UNITED KINGDOM | Absolute R. synchros, OCT 8 2237 - "Paradise City" by Guns N Roses, DJ talked about being a kid born in the late '70s and into Guns N Roses in the early '90s, then Absolute Radio ID; good, over Spain. + OCT 8 2309 - '90s hit "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins, promo for Christian O'Connell breakfast show this morning at 6; good, over Spain. + OCT 8 2333 - "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon. + OCT 8 2357 - "Radio Ga-Ga" by Queen; good on "barefoot" Eton E100. + OCT 29 2205 - slogan "Absolute Radio, Discover Real Music", snippets of several songs; loud, over Spain and Albania. [Connelly*R-MA]

1224 | BULGARIA | R. Bulgaria, Vidin, OCT 29 2204 - Slavic talk by woman, piano jazz version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely". Slavic talk by man at 2210 UTC. [Connelly*R-MA]

1224 | ISRAEL (t) | Galei Zahal, Beersheba, OCT 29 2158 - talk and music seemed // 6973, but in jumble and tentative at best. [Connelly*R-MA]

1224 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, OCT 8 2238 - // 1143 & 1215 with Spanish talk; mixed with unID. [Connelly*R-MA]

1242 | FRANCE | France Info, Marseille, OCT 8 2238 - // 1206 with woman in French; poor. + OCT 29 2209 - // 1206 with mention of president, Le Monde newspaper; poor over WBUR slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1251 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya, Tripoli, OCT 29 2249 - Arabic music; poor in IBOC hash. [Connelly*R-MA]

1269 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Neumunster, OCT 8 2245 - // 1422 with classical music; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1278 | IRAN | IRIB 1, Kermanshah, OCT 29 2252 - Koranic chant; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1287 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 29 2137 - Spanish sporting event; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1296 | SPAIN | COPE, Valencia, OCT 8 2336 - Spanish talk; over UK, on E100. + OCT 29 2137 - mentions of "Real Madrid" team; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1296 | UNITED KINGDOM | R. XL, Langley Mill, OCT 8 2243 - accented English talk on Indian food market advert, then Indian disco / techno-dance music including rapping. [Connelly*R-MA]

1305 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2336 - // 1314 with woman in Spanish; good, on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1314 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2336 - // 1305 with woman in Spanish; fair, on E100. + OCT 8 2355 - some Spanish teletalk making it on "barefoot" E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1323 | GERMANY | Voice of Russia Relay, Wachenbrunn, OCT 29 2137 - man in French, then piano music; LOUD. + OCT 29 2140 - French ID "La Voix Russe", chimes like old R. Moscow; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1323 | unID | OCT 29 2252 - UK-accented English talk; fair. Either Cyprus or a UK local. [Connelly*R-MA]

1332 | IRAN | R. Tehran, Tehran, OCT 29 2250 - female Mideast vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1332 | ROMANIA | Romania Actualitata, Galati, OCT 8 2322 - Romanian talk, pop music; over other station that sounded like Iran. + OCT 8 2355 - romantic vocal and gypsy violin; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1341 | NORTHERN IRELAND | BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey, OCT 8 2243 - Celtic folk vocal; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1359 | SPAIN | RNE, Arganda del Rey, OCT 8 2244 - // 1305 & 1314 with man in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1359 | UNITED KINGDOM | unID city, OCT 29 2136 - man said "ready to change your life"; briefly popping up over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1377 | FRANCE | France Info, Lille, OCT 8 2243 - woman in French; through WMYF slop. + OCT 8 2338 - classical music; good, on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1386.2 | unID | OCT 28 2249 - carrier getting shredded by 1380 WMYF and 1390 WEGP/WPLM. Has Guinea drifted to here ? [Connelly*R-MA]

1394.62 | ALBANIA | Fllake, OCT 29 2138 - Slavic-sounding male talk, rustic folk music; to good peak over unID IBOC hash. [Connelly*R-MA]

1404 | FRANCE | France Info synchros, OCT 29 2250 - // 1377 with French talk; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1413 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, OCT 8 2352 - Spanish talk; over other and WVAE IBOC; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1422 | ALGERIA | RTA, Algiers, OCT 8 2341 - French rap music; under Germany, on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1422 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler, OCT 8 2245 - // 1269 with classical music then (at 2249) woman in German; fair. + OCT 8 2341 - classical music; good, over Algeria, on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1431 | DJIBOUTI | R. Sawa, Arta, OCT 8 2243 - shrill Arabic female vocal and drumming, Radio Sawa ID; fair. + OCT 9 0054 - pop Mideast male vocal; fair. + OCT 29 2250 - Radio Sawa ID, US kid-pop vocal; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1440 | LUXEMBOURG | RTL Radio, Marnach, OCT 8 2251 - China Radio International variety program "China Drive" in English; HUGE, way over WJAE. + OCT 29 2148 - French program beating up WJAE. + OCT 29 2258 - CRI relay with Chinese-English language lessons; LOCAL-LIKE! [Connelly*R-MA]

1449 | LIBYA | V. of Greater Arab Homeland, Misurata, OCT 29 2151 - woman in Arabic; through WNBP slop. + OCT 29 2255 - Arabic flute music, talk. [Connelly*R-MA]

1457.6 | ALBANIA | R. Tirana / CRI Relay, Fllake, OCT 29 2146 - Slavic sounding talk (Polish listed); hetting 1458 UK. + OCT 29 2300 - pips, talk mentioning Tirana, music interval; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1458 | UNITED KINGDOM | Sunrise Radio, Brookmans Park, OCT 8 2253 - shrill Indian female vocal; poor to fair. = OCT 29 2143 - Bollywood / dance style shrieky female vocal and thumping bass; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1467 | FRANCE | TWR, Roumoules, OCT 29 2148 - man & woman in slightly-reverberated Arabic over Mideast string background music; HUGE! + OCT 29 2258 - woman in Arabic, mailing addresses in Haleb, Syria and Monte Carlo, Monaco; LOUD. [Connelly*R-MA]

1485 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2253 - echoey Spanish; poor in WBAE slop. + OCT 29 2143 - Spanish sportstalk; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1494 | FRANCE | France Info synchros, OCT 29 2300 - // 1557 with fanfare music, French news; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1512 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Jeddah, OCT 8 2248 - a cappella male Koranic chant; to good peak past WWZN. + OCT 29 2149 - Koranic vocal. [Connelly*R-MA]

1521 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Duba, OCT 8 2249 - Arabic newstalk by man; local-like. + OCT 8 2346 - man in Arabic; on E100. + OCT 29 2300 - pip, news in Arabic; LOUD. [Connelly*R-MA]

1530 | VATICAN | R.Vaticana, Vatican City, OCT 29 2300 - Vatican chimes interval signal; over WCKY and jumble of others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1539 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Aap Ki Dunyaa, Al Dhabbaya, OCT 29 2257 - Bollywood style female vocal; fair. At 2304 UTC presumed Urdu news by woman; through WDCD slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1548 | KUWAIT | R. Sawa, Kabd - Kuwait City, OCT 29 2254 - modern Arabic female vocal; over Moldova and UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

1548 | MOLDOVA | Voice of Russia, Grigoriopol, OCT 29 2255 - eastern European talk; momentarily over Kuwait. + OCT 29 2301 - Russian music; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

1548 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Bristol, Bristol-Mangotsfield, OCT 8 2249 - BBC commentary on London, 1968; over Kuwait. [Connelly*R-MA]

1550 | ALGERIA | RASD Clandestine, Rabouni, OCT 8 2250 - rustic North African female vocal with drumming; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1557 | FRANCE | France Info, Fontbonne, OCT 8 2250 - sports-related talk; to good peak. + OCT 8 2349 - man in French; on E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1566 | BENIN | TWR, Parakou, OCT 29 2149 - likely this with slightly African-accented French; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1566 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Bristol & Somerset Sound, Taunton, OCT 29 2259-2300 - folk music, UK English talk, mention of "BBC news radio"; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1575 | ITALY | RAI R. Uno synchros, OCT 29 2259 - ID "RAI, Radiotelevizione Italiana" popped up over UAE. [Connelly*R-MA]

1575 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Farda, Al Dhabiya, OCT 8 2249 - dramatic Mideast male vocal; good. + OCT 8 2350 - huge signal with female Mideast vocal; even permitting "barefoot" reception on Eton E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

1584 | CEUTA | RadiOle, OCT 8 2249 - operatic vocal; to good peak over SER. [Connelly*R-MA]

1584 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2249 - // 1485 with monotone-delivery newstalk; poor to fair, under Ceuta. [Connelly*R-MA]

1602 | SPAIN | R. Vitoria, Vitoria, OCT 8 2249 - Spanish talk; mixing with SER. [Connelly*R-MA]

1602 | SPAIN | SER synchros, OCT 8 2248 - // 1485 with newstalk; over/under R. Vitoria. [Connelly*R-MA]

*** PAN-AMERICAN DX ***

555 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | ZIZ, Basseterre, OCT 9 0046 - gospel style Caribbean female vocal; fair on "barefoot" E100. [Connelly*R-MA]

580 | PUERTO RICO | WKAQ, San Juan, OCT 29 2225 - WKAQ Cinco Ochenta ID, Spanish talk promoting its election coverage. [Connelly*R-MA]

630 | PUERTO RICO | WUNO, San Juan, OCT 9 0034 - Uno mention, Spanish newstalk; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

670 | VENEZUELA | YVLL, R. Rumbos, Caracas, OCT 8 2300 - Venezuela and Rumbos mentions, numerous doorbells; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

680 | PUERTO RICO | WAPA, San Juan, OCT 29 2328 - Puerto Rico Spanish newstalk; whacking WRKO ! [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | BRAZIL | OCT 9 0029 - either Recife (ZYI770) or Porto Alegre (ZYK276) here with religious talk in Portuguese, crowd sounds; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | VENEZUELA | YVQE, R. Oriente, Porlamar, OCT 8 2301 - Oriente ID; mixed with Canaries. + OCT 29 2226 - Radio Venezuela and Oriente mentions, Venezuelan national anthem; slightly over jumble. [Connelly*R-MA]

750 | VENEZUELA | YVKS, RCR, Caracas, OCT 8 2304 - RCR ID, telephone numbers; over CBGY. [Connelly*R-MA]

760 | BRAZIL | ZYH588, R. Uirapuru, Fortaleza, OCT 8 2229 - man & woman in Portuguese, Fortaleza mention; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

820 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | Trinity Broadcast Network / R. Paradise, Charlestown, OCT 29 2200 - preacher talking about the greatness of America; over WNYC and 200 Hz growl. + OCT 29 2303 - "How Great Thou Art" hymn, preaching; excellent. [Connelly*R-MA]

840 | BRAZIL | ZYK687, R.Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, OCT 8 2236 - likely this with man in Portuguese with Brazil mentions; poor to fair, coming up over jumble and slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

895 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | V. of Nevis, Bath Village, OCT 8 2233 - soul vocal; poor to fair. + OCT 29 2239 - advert for Observer newspaper, phone number 869-469-5907, then US-accented advert for Scotia Bank; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

900 | VENEZUELA | YVMD, Mara Ritmo 900, Maracaibo, OCT 29 2304 - "Mara Ritmo nuevociento" ID; over mess. [Connelly*R-MA]

1140 | BRAZIL | ZYH449, R. Cultura, Salvador, OCT 8 2312 - man in Portuguese, flute music, Salvador da Bahia mention; slightly over jumble. [Connelly*R-MA]

1160 | BERMUDA | VSB3, Hamilton, OCT 8 2312 - BBC discussion; under WSKW. + OCT 29 2309 - BBC interview with young American woman, an artist who moved out of a high-crime area in Bronx, NY. Briefly atop, then a Spanish-language station (Puerto Rico ?) mixed in. [Connelly*R-MA]

1180 | CUBA | R. Rebelde (CMBT Villa Maria and others), OCT 8 2311 - Rebelde net Spanish talk by woman, echo noted; mixed with WHAM. [Connelly*R-MA]

1190.33 | COLOMBIA | HJCT, L. V. de la Costa, Barranquilla, OCT 29 2309 - Spanish talk and het growl against WLIB/WSDE. [Connelly*R-MA]

Granite Pier - OCT 2008 - 50 countries in 5 hours

During October 2008, I went on two after-work local sunset period car DXpeditions to Granite Pier in Rockport, MA. These ran from 2159 UTC (8 OCT) to 0059 UTC (9 OCT) on the first outing and 2115-2315 UTC (29 OCT) on the second for a combined total DXing time of 5 hours.

Great propagation conditions and liberal use of SDR-IQ spectrum capturing technology allowed a countries total of 50 for the two sessions.

The list of countries heard, with frequencies, appears below:

ALBANIA : 1214.9, 1394.62, 1457.6
ALGERIA : 549, 891, 981, 1422, 1550
ANGOLA : 1088, 1196.7
AZORES : 837
BELGIUM : 927, 1125
BENIN : 1566
BERMUDA : 1160
BRAZIL : 720, 760, 840, 1140
BULGARIA : 1224
CANADA : many
CANARY ISLANDS : 576, 621, 720, 747, 837, 882, 1008, 1179
CEUTA : 1584
COLOMBIA : 1190.33
CROATIA : 1134
CUBA : 1180
CZECH REPUBLIC : 954
DJIBOUTI : 1431
EGYPT : 774, 864
FRANCE : 603, 711, 792, 837, 864, 945, 1206, 1242, 1377, 1404, 1467, 1494, 1557
GERMANY : 756, 828 (t), 873, 972, 1269, 1323, 1422
IRAN : 1278, 1332
IRELAND : 846, 981
ISRAEL : 1224 (t)
ITALY : 657, 900, 1062, 1575
KUWAIT : 1548
LIBYA : 675, 972, 1053.07, 1251, 1449
LUXEMBOURG : 1440
MADEIRA : 603
MAURITANIA : 783
MOLDOVA : 999, 1548
MOROCCO : 595 (t), 612, 936, 1188
NETHERLANDS : 675, 747
NIGERIA : 917
NORTHERN IRELAND : 1341
PORTUGAL : 594, 630, 666, 720
PUERTO RICO : 580, 630, 680
QATAR : 954
ROMANIA : 855, 909, 1332
SAUDI ARABIA : 594, 999, 1512, 1521
SLOVENIA : 918
SPAIN : 531, 558, 567, 576, 585, 603, 612, 621, 639, 648, 657, 684, 729, 738, 747, 756, 774, 792, 801, 837, 855, 864, 873, 882, 900, 918, 954, 963, 990, 999, 1053, 1071, 1080, 1098, 1107, 1107.13, 1116, 1125, 1134, 1143, 1152, 1161, 1179, 1197, 1215, 1224, 1287, 1296, 1305, 1314, 1359, 1413, 1485, 1584, 1602
ST. KITTS & NEVIS : 555, 820, 895
SWEDEN : 1179
SWITZERLAND : 765
TUNISIA : 630
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : 1170, 1539, 1575
UNITED KINGDOM (ENGLAND) : 693, 882, 909, 1053, 1089, 1197, 1215, 1296, 1359, 1458, 1548, 1566
USA : many
VATICAN : 1530
VENEZUELA : 670, 720, 750, 900

Reports from seashore outings earlier in 2008 appear below:

MAY and JUNE

DXpeditions: Rowley, MA + Rockport, MA

SDR-IQ adventures at the salt-marsh and at the pier ...

Report from Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Times / dates = UTC / 2008

[Connelly*rw-MA] = Rowley, MA, USA
(GC= 42.7436 N / 70.8367 W)
(salt-marsh: Stackyard Road - Nelson Island, Parker River NWR)
site-related info

[Connelly*R-MA] = Rockport, MA, USA
(GC= 42.667 N / 70.621 W)
(Granite Pier)
site-related info

Receivers: RFSpace SDR-IQ, Drake R8A

Phasing Unit: DXP-6A
Splitter: Mini-Circuits ZSC-2-2

Antennas: cardioid array on roof of car =
Vertical: 3.7 m whip (MFJ-1956) to 81:1 xfmr to DX Engineering RPA-1 amp
+
Loop: Micro-SuperLoop, square, 2 m per side, with 16:1 xfmr (to DX Engineering RPA-1 amp) on east bottom corner and 5K potentiometer on west corner

*** TRANSATLANTIC DX ***

531 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, JUN 26 0107 - // 621 with music, then fast Spanish talk; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

549 | ALGERIA | Alger Chaine 1, Les Trembles, MAY 7 0018 - Arabic talk by man including a segment of a phone conversation; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

576 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0112 - // 621 with woman in Spanish; poor. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0106 - // 621 with piano music; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

585 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Madrid, MAY 7 0107 - // 621 with woman in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0106 - // 621 & 774 with fast talk, fanfare, then segment of piano music; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

594 | PORTUGAL | R. Renascenca, Muge, JUN 26 0103 - Portuguese talk by man & woman; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

603 | FRANCE | France Info, Lyon-Tramoyes, MAY 7 0020 - woman in French, fanfare music, then talk by man; over others. + MAY 7 0109 - // 711 with classical music; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0103 - // 945 with news; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

612 | MOROCCO | RTM A, Sebaa-Aioun, MAY 7 0017 - high-energy Arabic vocal; fair. + MAY 7 0111 - two men in Arabic; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0104 - woman in Arabic; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

621 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, Santa Cruz de Tenerife et al., MAY 7 0019 - woman in Spanish; fair to good over WZON slop. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0103 - // 585 with jazzy vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

639 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, La Coruna et al., MAY 7 0103 - // 621 with news, musical flourish; in bad CBN slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

657 | SPAIN | RNE R.5, Madrid, MAY 7 0021 - // 621 with woman in Spanish; poor. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0100 - Spanish news; briefly over tough WFAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

657 | unID | JUN 26 0101 - religious folk male vocal; mixing with Spain. R. Pulpit (South Africa) suspected. [Connelly*R-MA]

666 | PORTUGAL | RDP Antena 1 synchros, MAY 7 0109 - man & woman in Portuguese; poor, over unID music station. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0055 - // 720 with bluesy female vocal; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

684 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Sevilla, MAY 7 0104 - news by woman in Spanish; in bad WRKO slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

693 | AZORES | Centro Regional da RDP, Terceira, JUN 26 0059 - // 720 with chanting monks; poor, over UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

693 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. 5, Droitwich et al., MAY 7 0017 - marine weather forecast: "very calm"; fair. + MAY 7 0109 - US news from ABC radio network correspondents: stock market report, court case about executions by lethal injection, etc.; good. [Connelly*rw-MA]

711 | FRANCE | France Info, Rennes, MAY 7 0021 - // 603 with new-age music; to good peak. + MAY 7 0100 - music fanfare, France Info ID by woman, then news items including US Democratic primary elections; good, over Western Sahara rumble. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0103 - // 603 with French news about a discovery; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | CANARY ISLANDS | RNE R.5, Finca Espana, MAY 7 0019 - // 621 with woman in Spanish; poor to fair, dominant. [Connelly*rw-MA]

720 | PORTUGAL | RDP Antena 1 synchros, JUN 26 0055 - // 666 with female blues vocal; poor, in jumble. + JUN 26 0059 - // 693 with chanting monks; slightly under Brazil. [Connelly*R-MA]

738 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Barcelona, MAY 7 0103 - fast Spanish newstalk by woman; in heavy CHCM slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

747 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0013 - Spanish teletalk; poor to fair. + MAY 7 0101 - // 774 with news; over Holland. [Connelly*rw-MA]

747 | NETHERLANDS | R. 5, Flevoland, MAY 7 0101 - Dutch news by man; under RNE and slop from CBGY. [Connelly*rw-MA]

756 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Braunschweig & Ravensburg, MAY 7 0015 - folk-blues vocal, man in German; poor. + MAY 7 0104 - German newstalk; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0100 - 3 short pips, 1 long pip, then news in German; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

765 | SWITZERLAND | RSR Option Musique, Sottens, MAY 7 0015 - Beatles "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"; good. + MAY 7 0100 - Option Musique jingle and ID by woman, then news headlines by man in French; good. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0052 - romantic female vocal; loud. + JUN 26 0100 - Option Musique jingle, French news; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

774 | EGYPT | Middle East R., Abis, MAY 7 0105 - Arabic talk, orchestral flourish, then female vocal; evenly mixing with Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]

774 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, MAY 7 0014 - // 855 with Spanish discussion; fair with some echo. [Connelly*rw-MA]

783 | MAURITANIA | R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, MAY 6 2318 - // 4845 with Arabic talk by woman in large echoey room. + MAY 7 0012 - rustic North African male vocal and steel guitar or similar instrument; good. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0058 - woman in Arabic; through CFDR slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

792 | FRANCE | France Info, Limoges, JUN 26 0053 - French news by woman; in 790 RI slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

801 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, JUN 26 0051 - // 774 with Spanish discussion; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

819 | EGYPT | ERTU, Batra, JUN 26 0051 - Koranic chant (not // 612 Morocco); fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, MAY 7 0013 - woman in Spanish; over others. [Connelly*rw-MA]

837 | FRANCE | France Info, Nancy, MAY 7 0015 - French talk; now over COPE. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0040 - // 1377 with French music. [Connelly*R-MA]

855 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, MAY 7 0014 - // 774 with discussion; poor in WEEI slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

864 | EGYPT | ERTU, Santah, MAY 7 0015 - Arabic preaching and occasional chanting; over France for a while. [Connelly*rw-MA]

864 | FRANCE | France Bleu, Villebon-sur-Yvette, MAY 7 0010 - US pop / soul vocal; to good peak. + MAY 7 0028 - Bleu jingle, then Celine Dion doing French version of "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic". [Connelly*rw-MA]

873 | SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0015 - Spanish teletalk; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

882 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, MAY 7 0010 - fast Spanish talk by man; briefly over UK. + MAY 7 0022 - // 999 with talk; over UK. [Connelly*rw-MA]

882 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Wales, Washford, MAY 7 0015 - man & woman discussing methods of learning, comment "a lot of people would give a lot of money for that"; over COPE. + MAY 7 0058 - talk about the role of the BBC World Service, especially in Africa; fair to good. [Connelly*rw-MA]

891 | ALGERIA | Chaine 1, Algiers, MAY 7 0024 - shrill reverberated female Arabic vocal and orchestra; loud. + MAY 7 0058 - pop rock Arabic female vocal; huge. [Connelly*rw-MA]

909 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R.5 Live synchros, MAY 7 0022 - news about diplomatic attempts to coordinate humanitarian aid to Myanmar cyclone victims, unwillingness of regime to cooperate; good signal. + MAY 7 0059 - discussion of high fuel costs cutting into the casino business and tourism in the USA and Caribbean. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0114 - talk about soaring crude prices, inflation; to good peak over WABI slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

936 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0022 - woman in Spanish, telco-type audio; poor to fair over others. [Connelly*rw-MA]

945 | FRANCE | France Info, Toulouse, MAY 7 0023 - // 837 with light classical music; excellent. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0047 - // 1377 with man in French; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | SPAIN | Onda Cero, Madrid, MAY 7 0025 - man & woman in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0047 - Spanish talk; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | unID | MAY 7 0027 - Koranic vocal coming up over Spain. Qatar suspected. [Connelly*rw-MA]

963 | PORTUGAL | R. Renascenca, Seixal, MAY 7 0028 - Portuguese folk-pop vocal; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

981 | ALGERIA | RTVA Chaine 2, Algiers, MAY 7 0028 - talk by woman, then Arabic music; loud. + MAY 7 0057 - Arabic female group vocal & drumming; excellent. [Connelly*rw-MA]

999 | SPAIN | COPE, Madrid, MAY 7 0026 - // 837 with man & woman in Spanish; fair, slightly over Arabic station. [Connelly*rw-MA]

999 | unID | MAY 7 0024 - man ranting in Arabic with either a political or religious harangue; covering Spain. + MAY 7 0051 - Koranic vocal; briefly atop Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1008 | CANARY ISLANDS | Punto Radio, Las Palmas, MAY 7 0053 - non-SER Spanish talk, phone numbers, music. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0046 - fast Spanish talk (not // 1116 SER); through WINS slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1053 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, MAY 7 0053 - sports teletalk; poor. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1071 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao, JUN 26 0036 - mellow pop/soul vocal, Spanish talk; fair. + JUN 26 0109 - talk about South American countries; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1080 | SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0053 - // 1116 with woman in Spanish, light music; under WTIC. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1089 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, JUN 26 0109 - "number to call is 08717 double 2 double 3 double 4", discussion of worries about fuel, blighted areas, government. Presenter wondered "if I should get out of bed in the morning." To good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1098 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 6 2347 - man in Spanish; huge signal, minimal echo. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0027 - echoey Spanish talk by two men; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1107 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0050 - Spanish // 1152; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1116 | SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0052 - // 1080 with talk & teletalk by woman; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0027 - // 1179 with newstalk by man; fair. + JUN 26 0109 - // 1179 with "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens, fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1125 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0051 - Spanish // 1152; mixed with music station. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0027 - talk // 1098; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1125 | unID | MAY 7 0051 - remake of Cat Stevens song "Wild World"; now over Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1134 | CROATIA | Glas Hrvatske, Zadar, MAY 7 0051 - Slavic pop rock; good, over Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0113 - Slavic talk interview with two men; very good, over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1134 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, MAY 7 0051 - Spanish talk; under Croatia. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1143 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, MAY 7 0052 - fast Spanish talk // 999; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1152 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0001 - woman with news, interview with man; poor. + MAY 7 0050 - // 1107 with man in Spanish; fair with some echo. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0036 - // 1098 with talk, romantic group vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1161 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, San Sebastian, MAY 7 0044 - woman in Spanish, short segment of classical music; to fair peak. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1179 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0044 - fast Spanish talk; mixed with Romania. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0027 - // 1116 with newstalk by man; fair. + JUN 26 0109 - // 1116 with "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens, fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | ROMANIA | Romania Actualitata, Galbeni-Bacau et al., MAY 7 0044 - Romanian talk by man (almost Portuguese-sounding), then blues vocal; mixed with SER synchros. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1188 | MOROCCO | RTM B, Casablanca, MAY 7 0048 - Arabic talk by man; poor. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1196.6 | ANGOLA | Emissora Provincial de Malanje, Malanje, JUN 26 0037 - bit of vocal music; poor with 1197 (Spain?) growl and 1200 WKOX slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1206 | FRANCE | France Info, Bordeaux, MAY 7 0002 - woman in French with news about political meetings; to good peak. + MAY 7 0047 - France Info ID, then woman read a story which originated from Radio Canada; good. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0038 - showtune male vocal "Bewitched"; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, JUN 26 0033 - Spanish // 1224; poor to fair, dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | UNITED KINGDOM | Virgin R. synchros, MAY 7 0001 - advert for tanning products; fair. + MAY 7 0045 - mention of polo match, auto centre advert "... for more information, call 06 double 3 double 6", Listerine mouthwash advert, talk "Some stations play music like a car alarm going off. (segment of techno-dance instrumentation inserted) We don't. Virgin Radio.", Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved" followed. Very good. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0109 - "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits; fair, over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1224 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, MAY 7 0043 - fast Spanish talk, then a bit of music; to fair peak. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1242 | FRANCE | France Info, Marseille, MAY 7 0048 - // 1206 with woman in French talking about money; poor in WBUR/WCNM slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1251 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya, Tripoli, MAY 7 0046 - man in Arabic; just getting by dual IBOC's from WBUR (1240) and WMKI (1260). [Connelly*rw-MA]

1287 | ISRAEL (t) | Galei Zahal, Tel Aviv, MAY 7 0047 - probably this with slow, somewhat Middle Eastern sounding, pop female vocal; sometimes over Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1287 | SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0048 - woman in Spanish; under suspected Israel. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1296 | SPAIN | COPE, Valencia, JUN 26 0026 - woman in Spanish; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1305 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0045 - Spanish // 1314; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0025 - man in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1314 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, MAY 7 0045 - // 1305 with man in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1377 | FRANCE | France Info, Lille, MAY 6 2335 - // 1557 with woman in French; fair to good. + MAY 7 0036 - woman in French, then folk-style male vocal; good to excellent. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1422 | ALGERIA | RTA, Algiers, JUN 26 0021 - Arabic teletalk; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

1422 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler, MAY 7 0040 - avant garde jazz, then man in German; good. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1431 | DJIBOUTI | R. Sawa, Arta, MAY 7 0037 - woman in Arabic, Sawa mentions, then pop Arabic female vocal; good. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0023 - Arabic talk by two men; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1467 | unID | MAY 7 0039 - soft talk not // 1521 Saudi. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1485 | MELILLA // SPAIN | SER synchros, MAY 7 0040 - man & woman with Spanish teletalk; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1494 | FRANCE (CORSICA) | France Bleu, Bastia, MAY 7 0038 - romantic French vocal; poor in WBAE slop. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1521 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Duba, MAY 6 2305 - newstalk by man in Arabic; pre-sunset fade-up. + MAY 7 0031 - Arabic interview; huge. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 25 2345 - good with reverberated Arabic talk by man. [Connelly*R-MA]

1557 | FRANCE | France Info, Fontbonne, MAY 6 2335 - // 1377 with woman in French; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0010 - French music; through WQEW slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1575 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Farda, Al Dhabiya, MAY 7 0030 - Radio Farda ID by man, musical fanfare; fair with some hash from WQEW IBOC. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1584 | CEUTA | RadiOle, MAY 7 0030 - pips on half hour, a few words in Spanish, then high-energy dance club music; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1602 | SPAIN | R. Vitoria, Vitoria, JUN 25 2348 - Spanish rock; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

*** PAN-AMERICAN DX ***

530 | TURKS & CAICOS | R. Vision Cristiana Internacional, South Caicos, MAY 7 0109 - salsa influenced religious group vocal, then preacher in Spanish with Cristo, gloria, and iglesia mentions; excellent, alone on channel, some 531 het. [Connelly*rw-MA]

550 | VENEZUELA | Mundial, YVKE, Caracas, MAY 7 0111 - Venezuelan political speech; poor, in mix with WDEV. [Connelly*rw-MA]

555 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | R. ZIZ, Basseterre, MAY 7 0018 - reggae vocal; fair over WGAN slop. + MAY 7 0109 - soca song about sunshine; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

570 | CUBA | R. Reloj, JUN 26 0103 - single beep, then two "RR" beeps; under WMCA. [Connelly*R-MA]

620 | ANTIGUA | ABS, St. John's, JUN 26 0105 - female soul vocal, then Caribbean-accented shouting man; way under WZON. Also noted in mix: WVMT. [Connelly*R-MA]

630 | PUERTO RICO | WUNO, San Juan, MAY 7 0100 - NotiUno ID, fast Spanish newstalk; under WPRO. [Connelly*rw-MA]

640 | GUADELOUPE | R. Guadeloupe, Pointe-a-Pitre, JUN 26 0058 - French folk-blues song, French talk by man; briefly noted in jumble with CBN, WNNZ, and YVQO. [Connelly*R-MA]

670 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, CMQ, Arroyo Arenas, JUN 26 0101 - // 710 with Spanish news by woman, items separated by an electronic sound; under presumed YVLL. [Connelly*R-MA]

670 | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | R. Dial, HIBS, San Pedro de Macoris, MAY 7 0100 - Radio Dial ID, "en la familia" and "noticias" mentions; dominant. [Connelly*rw-MA]

670 | VENEZUELA | R. Rumbos, YVLL, Caracas, JUN 26 0055 - Venezuelan sports coverage, apparently baseball. [Connelly*R-MA]

690 | BRAZIL | R. Dragao do Mar, ZYH587, Fortaleza, JUN 26 0051 - highly-reverberated Portuguese man & woman, ray-gun sounds like a cheesy '50s sci-fi movie; under CINF. [Connelly*R-MA]

700 | BRAZIL | R. Eldorado AM, ZYK686, Sao Paulo, MAY 7 0017 - fast possibly sport-related talk by man in Portuguese; poor, in mix with unID Caribbean music station (St. Vincent or Jamaica?). + MAY 7 0103 - excited Portuguese sportstalk by man, crowd sounds; now dominant. [Connelly*rw-MA]

700 | unID | MAY 7 0101 - Caribbean music station; briefly atop Brazil. Jamaica and St. Vincent are about equally likely. [Connelly*rw-MA]

710 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, JUN 26 0101 - // 670 with news having electronic sounds between items; under WOR. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | BRAZIL | R. Guaiba, ZYK276, Porto Alegre, MAY 7 0111 - man in Portuguese, children praying or scouts reciting patriotic verses, Radio Guaiba ID; just over jumble. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0100 - Guaiba ID, Portuguese talk; over Portugal, others. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | VENEZUELA | R. Oriente, YVQE, Porlamar, MAY 7 0011 - "en Venezuela, Oriente" ID; slightly over jumble. [Connelly*rw-MA]

740 | BRAZIL | R. Sociedade da Bahia, ZYH446, Salvador, JUN 26 0053 - fast Portuguese talk and shouting by man; noted in the background during brief CHCM fade. [Connelly*R-MA]

750 | VENEZUELA | RCR, YVKS, Caracas, JUN 26 0053 - Spanish talk about baseball teams from Valencia and Maracaibo; excellent, over CBGY. + JUN 26 0100 - "deportiva de Venezuela" slogan. [Connelly*R-MA]

760 | BRAZIL | R. Uirapuru, ZYH588, Fortaleza, MAY 7 0011 - religious vocal, then woman in Portuguese; fair. + MAY 7 0015 - man mentioned Fortaleza, then Uirapuru jingle followed. + MAY 7 0102 - religious Portuguese talk, ID "760 kHz, Radio Uirapuru, Fortaleza"; fair / dominant. [Connelly*rw-MA]

760 | COLOMBIA | RCN, HJAJ, Barranquilla, JUN 26 0053 - // 770 with man in Spanish with sports coverage; slightly over Brazil & others for a while. [Connelly*R-MA]

770 | COLOMBIA | RCN, HJJX, Bogota, JUN 26 0053 - // 760 with Spanish talk sports coverage; briefly over WABC. [Connelly*R-MA]

800 | NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Trans-World Radio, PJB, Bonaire, JUN 26 0052 - Spanish preaching; good, over VOWR/CJAD/WNNW. [Connelly*R-MA]

820 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | Trinity Broadcast Network / R. Paradise, Charlestown, MAY 7 0015 - promo for the "TBN Holy Land Experience" in Orlando, FL "where you can step back 2000 years in time"; loud. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0046 - talk about wrath and tribulation to come, the rapture liberating believers from it, "We're in the last days." [Connelly*R-MA]

840 | BRAZIL | R.Bandeirantes, ZYK687, Sao Paulo, MAY 7 0010 - reverberated man in Portuguese; poor to fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

840 | HAITI | 4VEH, Cap Haitien, MAY 7 0028 - joyful African-influenced group religious vocal, then excited Creole French talk by man; over Brazil. [Connelly*rw-MA]

860 | BRAZIL | R. CBN, ZYJ459, Rio de Janeiro, MAY 7 0024 - man & woman in Portuguese; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0046 - Portuguese sportstalk / futebol coverage; really blasting in now. [Connelly*R-MA]

860 | unID | JUN 26 0041 - Spanish preaching; briefly atop Brazil, others. [Connelly*R-MA]

870 | CUBA | R. Reloj, MAY 7 0057 - Reloj news, ticks, beeps; over WLVP and second domestic. [Connelly*rw-MA]

880 | VENEZUELA | R. Venezuela, YVYM, Puerto Ordaz, JUN 26 0044 - Radio Venezuela jingles & ID, festive music; under WCBS. [Connelly*R-MA]

895 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | V. of Nevis, Bath Village, MAY 7 0026 - segment of soca music, adverts, Carib-accented talk by man & woman; poor to fair. + MAY 7 0058 - "You're listening to VON Radio.", then advert for home remodelling store; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

910 | VENEZUELA | YVRQ, Caracas, MAY 7 0024 - Caracas adverts mixing with WABI. [Connelly*rw-MA]

960 | CUBA | R. Reloj, MAY 7 0057 - man & woman in Spanish with news, clock ticks, beeps; slightly over jumble. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1000 | BRAZIL | R. Record, ZYK522, Sao Paulo, MAY 7 0025 - rapid-fire screaming by man in Portuguese, "goal!" shout; slightly over pile of others. + MAY 7 0051 - fast Portuguese sportstalk by man, crowd sounds; slightly over jumble. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0042 - Portuguese adverts, Sao Paulo mentions; over WCMX. [Connelly*R-MA]

1100 | BRAZIL | R. Globo, ZYK694, Sao Paulo, JUN 26 0033 - reverberated fast Portuguese talk by man about futebol; good, dominant. + JUN 26 0112 - extremely fast Portuguese talk; loud. [Connelly*R-MA]

1130 | BRAZIL | R. Nacional, ZYJ460, Rio de Janeiro, JUN 26 0033 - Radio Nacional ID, Portuguese talk; just a bit under WBBR. [Connelly*R-MA]

1140 | BRAZIL | R. Cultura, ZYH449, Salvador, JUN 26 0000 - ID "Radio Cultura, Salvador, Bahia"; fair to good and pretty much in the clear (no CBI or YV). [Connelly*R-MA]

1160 | BERMUDA | VSB3, Hamilton, MAY 7 0045 - BBC discussion of books, male presenter gave UK postal address for sending correspondence; briefly over WSKW. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1170 | BRAZIL | JUN 26 0111 - apparent Portuguese talk jumbled with the Venezuelan. Mossoro (ZYJ598) most likely, but several other possibilities as well. [Connelly*R-MA]

1170 | VENEZUELA | (probably) YVQV, Acarigua, JUN 26 0111 - timecheck ending in "cuarante uno" (:41), so Venezuela which has a half-hour skew relative to normal time zones. Over apparent Brazil. [Connelly*R-MA]

1180.12 | unID | JUN 26 0036 - het against 1180 jumble. [Connelly*R-MA]

1190 | ARGENTINA | R. America, LR9, Buenos Aires, JUN 26 0034 - man in Spanish, two Radio America ID's; through WLIB. Best on lower sideband to dodge Colombia growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1190.34 | COLOMBIA | L. V. de la Costa, HJCT, Barranquilla, MAY 7 0044 - Spanish talk; momentarily splittable from WLIB. ID'ed previously. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0036 - fast Spanish talk by man; through slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1210.14 | unID | JUN 26 0037 - growl against WPHT. [Connelly*R-MA]

1220 | BRAZIL | R. Globo, ZYJ258, Rio de Janeiro, MAY 7 0043 - Portuguese talk mentioning cities including Parana; over WHKW, WPHX, others. [Connelly*rw-MA] + JUN 26 0035 - sports-related Portuguese talk; to good peak over domestics. + JUN 26 0110 - two men with Portuguese talk, '50s type echo chamber and ray-gun sounds; up to huge peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1280 | BERMUDA | VSB2, Hamilton, MAY 7 0047 - religious program with talk about people visiting the station to talk about the gospel with "our staff at BBN"; strong peak, coming up over Brazil and domestics. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1280 | BRAZIL | Super R. Tupi, ZYJ455, Rio de Janeiro, MAY 7 0044 - fast Portuguese talk by man & woman with Sao Paulo mentions; briefly popping up over Bermuda and domestics. [Connelly*rw-MA]

1620 | US VIRGIN ISLANDS | WDHP, Fredriksted, St. Croix, MAY 7 0033 - DJ with old soul hits including Al Green "I'm Still in Love With You"; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]

APRIL

Report from Mark Connelly, WA1ION - Times / dates = UTC / 2008

[Connelly*R-MA] = Rockport, MA, USA
(GC= 42.667 N / 70.621 W)
(Granite Pier)
site-related info

Receivers: RFSpace SDR-IQ, Drake R8A

Phasing Unit: DXP-6A
Splitter: Mini-Circuits ZSC-2-2
MP3 Recorder: Pogo Radio YourWay LX

Antennas: cardioid array on roof of car =
Vertical: 3.7 m whip (MFJ-1956) to 81:1 xfmr to DX Engineering RPA-1 amp
+
Loop: Micro-SuperLoop, square, 2 m per side, with 16:1 xfmr (to DX Engineering RPA-1 amp) on east bottom corner and 5K potentiometer on west corner

*** TRANSATLANTIC DX ***

531 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0108 - // 621 with Spanish newstalk by man; poor over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

549 | IRELAND (t) | Irish Christian Broadcasters, Monaghan, APR 23 0109 - not sure if this station is still active but the talk (by man & woman) definitely sounded English, not Arabic or German which would be the typical other possibilities on 549 here. [Connelly*R-MA]

576 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0112 - talk // 621; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

585 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Madrid, APR 23 0033 - // 621, 684 with remake of Brian Hyland hit "Sealed With a Kiss"; fair. [Connelly*B-MA]

594 | PORTUGAL | R. Renascenca, Muge, APR 23 0023 - Portuguese teletalk by man & woman; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

603 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0030 - // 585 with talk; poor to fair over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

612 | MOROCCO | RTM A, Sebaa-Aioun, APR 23 0023 - shrill female vocal, then Arabic talk by man; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

621 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, Santa Cruz de Tenerife et al., APR 23 0033 - // 684 with remake of "Sealed With a Kiss"; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

639 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, La Coruna et al., APR 23 0020 - // 684 with man & woman in Spanish; poor in CBN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

666 | PORTUGAL (t) | RDP Antena 1 synchros, APR 23 0022 - likely this with male / female US soul song duet; poor. Potential parallel frequencies had other dominants. [Connelly*R-MA]

657 | SPAIN | RNE R.5, Madrid, APR 23 0022 - man in Spanish, a few piano notes; poor in WFAN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

675 | NETHERLANDS | R. Maria, Lopik, APR 23 0033 - man in Dutch, R. Maria ID, then into folk style female vocal; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

684 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Sevilla, APR 23 0014 - poetry reading with classical music accompaniment; good. + APR 23 0023 - // 774 with two men in Spanish; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

693 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. 5, Droitwich et al., APR 23 0013 - discussion of US presidential campaign; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

702 | unID | APR 23 0016 - Koranic male vocal; poor. Several possibilities. [Connelly*R-MA]

711 | FRANCE | France Info, Rennes, APR 23 0023 - // 792 with French talk; fair, over W. Sahara growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

711.05 | WESTERN SAHARA | RTM, Addakhla, APR 23 0028 - Arabic female wailing. [Connelly*R-MA]

729 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, APR 23 0100 - // 684 with fast talk Spanish news; in bad CKAC/WJTO slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

738 | SPAIN | RNE R.1, Barcelona, APR 23 0013 - // 684 with talk; in CHCM slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

747 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0021 - // 684 with Spanish talk by man & woman; fair over presumed Netherlands. [Connelly*R-MA]

747 | NETHERLANDS | R. 5, Flevoland, APR 23 0022 - presumed this with classical piano music; mixed with RNE. [Connelly*R-MA]

756 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Braunschweig & Ravensburg, APR 23 0019 - modern classical piano music, man in German, other man said a few words in English, then '30s-era Billie Holiday vocal "In My Solitude"; good. + APR 23 0100 - 3 short pips, one long pip, then news in German by man; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

765 | SWITZERLAND | RSR Option Musique, Sottens, APR 23 0015 - romantic French vocal, then "Get Up Stand Up" by Bob Marley; good. + APR 23 0100 - Option Musique jingle, news by man & woman in French; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

774 | EGYPT | Middle East R., Abis, APR 23 0023 - male Arabic vocal; under Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

774 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, APR 23 0023 - // 684 with two men in Spanish; fair over Egypt. + APR 23 0100 - // 855 with Radio Nacional de Espana ID, news; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

783 | MAURITANIA | R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, APR 23 0021 - Koranic vocal, Arabic talk; in CFDR slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

792 | FRANCE | France Info, Limoges, APR 23 0023 - // 711 with man, then woman, in French; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

801 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, APR 23 0023 - // 774 with man in Spanish; poor in VOWR/PJB slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

819 | MOROCCO | RTM, Rabat, APR 23 0022 - rustic North African (Berber?) music, Arabic talk; briefly over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0005 - fast Spanish talk; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

837 | FRANCE | France Info, Nancy, APR 23 0058 - // 711 with jazz; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

855 | SPAIN | RNE R.1 synchros, APR 23 0011 - // 936 with man in Spanish; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

864 | FRANCE | France Bleu, Villebon-sur-Yvette, APR 23 0008 - France Bleu jingle, lounge-style French male vocal; good. + APR 23 0107 - "September" by Earth, Wind, & Fire, then Bleu jingle; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

873 | SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 23 0008 - SER net ID, Spanish talk, soft piano music; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

882 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0006 - // 837 with fast talk; briefly getting through usually-stronger UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

882 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Wales, Washford, APR 23 0009 - talk about employees' relationships with their companies, how they advance their ideas in the organization; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

909 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R.5 Live synchros, APR 23 0006 - commentary on US Democratic presidential race, mention of super-delegates; to good peak over WABI slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

936 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0011 - // 855 with Spanish talk; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

945 | FRANCE | France Info, Toulouse, APR 23 0008 - France Info mention by man, then lush orchestral music; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

954 | SPAIN | Onda Cero, Madrid, APR 23 0010 - man & woman in Spanish; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

963 | PORTUGAL | R. Renascenca, Seixal, APR 23 0008 - man in Portuguese; poor with slop from 970 WZAN. [Connelly*R-MA]

981 | ALGERIA | RTVA Chaine 2, Algiers, APR 23 0006 - French talk by woman, then Arabic music; fair over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

999 | SPAIN | COPE, Madrid, APR 23 0006 - // 837 with "discoteca" advert with phone numbers; good, alone on channel and much stronger than the Latin America jumble on 1000. [Connelly*R-MA]

1008 | CANARY ISLANDS | Punto Radio, Las Palmas, APR 23 0010 - non-SER fast Spanish talk by woman; mixed with slow music station (likely Netherlands). [Connelly*R-MA]

1053 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1089 with news about northern England and Scotland, strike at oil refinery, supermarket prices up 15% in last 12 months, Sky News mentioned; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1062 | ITALY | RAI R. Uno synchros, APR 23 0053 - Italian talk with woman in studio and man on phone; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1071 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao, APR 22 2358 - // 1197 with piano instrumental version of John Denver's "Annie's Song"; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1071.28 | unID | APR 23 0002 - low het against Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1089 | UNITED KINGDOM | TalkSport synchros, APR 22 2331 - car insurance advert "comparethemarket.com", ID "On 1089 and 1053 AM and DAB digital radio, TalkSport"; loud. + APR 23 0001 - // 1053 with "that's the latest from Sky News", TalkSport ID, slogan "all the big names, all the big games"; very good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1098 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1107 with news in Spanish; echoey. [Connelly*R-MA]

1107 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1098 with news; to good peak over 1107.13 growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1116 | SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 23 0004 - // 1179 with man & woman in Spanish with phone interview; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1125 | BELGIUM | RTBF VivaCite, Houdeng, APR 23 0003 - economic news by man & woman in French with mentions of Grande Bretagne; good, over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1134 | CROATIA | Glas Hrvatske, Zadar, APR 23 0000 - three slow pips (last one longer than first two), Glas Hrvatski and Hrvatski Radio ID's, then into news; loud. + APR 23 0052 - Slavic talk, mountain region polka music; very good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1134 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0001 - news by woman in Spanish; way under monster Croatia. [Connelly*R-MA]

1143 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0052 - // 1224 with fast Spanish talk; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1152 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1107 with news; loud. [Connelly*R-MA]

1161 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, San Sebastian, APR 23 0000 - // 1071 with music fanfare, then Spanish newstalk by woman; poor to fair in WSKW slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1170 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Sawa, Al Dhabiya, APR 22 2359 - female Arabic vocal; to good peak, dominant. + APR 23 0002 - male mideast vocal and orchestra, a few words in Arabic by woman, then Cher dance hit "Do You Believe in Love"; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 23 0004 - // 1116 with interview; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1179 | GREECE | ERA, Thessaloniki, APR 23 0001 - talk by man with Elleniki Radiophonia mention; briefly over Canaries-Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1188 | MOROCCO | RTM B, Casablanca, APR 23 0001 - Arabic news by man & woman, interview; fair to good. + APR 23 0053 - more like a dialect than "straight" Arabic at this time. [Connelly*R-MA]

1197 | SPAIN | Euskadi Irratia, Vitoria, APR 22 2358 - // 1071 with piano instrumental version of John Denver's "Annie's Song"; fair over 1196.68 Angola growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1197 | UNITED KINGDOM | Virgin R. synchros, APR 23 0003 - // 1215 with Coldplay or similar song; fair, over Spain and Angola growl. + APR 23 0051 - // 1215 with Virgin Radio ID, "How to Save a Life" by the Fray. [Connelly*R-MA]

1206 | FRANCE | France Info, Bordeaux, APR 22 2357 - man in French talking about football, then talk by woman, followed by marching band music; good. + APR 23 0057 - sax jazz; local-like. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1224 with Spanish news by woman; mixed with UK. [Connelly*R-MA]

1215 | UNITED KINGDOM | Virgin R. synchros, APR 22 2337 - contest caller from Watford, Virgin Radio ID, then "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO; good, over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1224 | SPAIN | COPE synchros, APR 23 0001 - // 1215 with news; to fair peak over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1233 | UNITED KINGDOM (t) | Virgin R. synchros, APR 23 0047 - probably this with pop/rock music but not quite clear enough to establish parallel with 1215. [Connelly*R-MA]

1242 | FRANCE | France Info, Marseille, APR 23 0008 - // 1206 with woman in French; poor over slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1251 | LIBYA | Libyan Jamahiriya, Tripoli, APR 22 2338 - man in Arabic; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1287 | SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 22 2337 - // 1116 with folk style flute music, then woman in Spanish; fair to good. + APR 23 0047 - fast Spanish talk by man; mixed with others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1296 | SPAIN | COPE, Valencia, APR 23 0049 - // 1224 with excited talk by man, then teletalk; over R. XL (UK). [Connelly*R-MA]

1296 | UNITED KINGDOM | R. XL, Langley Mill, APR 23 0043 - Indian pop vocal; under Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]

1305 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0047 - // 1314 with man in Spanish, then woman; fair over growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1314 | SPAIN | RNE R.5 synchros, APR 23 0047 - // 1305 with man in Spanish, then woman; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1323 | unID | APR 23 0048 - pop female vocal; poor. UK suspected. [Connelly*R-MA]

1332 | IRAN | R. Tehran, Tehran, APR 23 0048 - Mideast male vocal and mandolin-like instrument, then violins; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1341 | NORTHERN IRELAND | BBC R. Ulster, Lisnagarvey, APR 23 0047 - woman talking about budgets and salaries; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1377 | FRANCE | France Info, Lille, APR 22 2352 - man in French; good. + APR 23 0046 - classical music; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1395 | NETHERLANDS | Big L, Trintelhaven, APR 23 0046 - Big L "Solid Gold Rock 'n' Roll" jingle, DJ mentioned that he was on air from 1 to 4 a.m. Beatles-influenced vocal followed. Briefly good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1404 | FRANCE | France Info synchros, APR 23 0042 - // 1377 with classical music; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1422 | ALGERIA | RTA, Algiers, APR 22 2344 - bluesy North African vocal; over Germany for a while. [Connelly*R-MA]

1422 | GERMANY | Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler, APR 23 0036 - opera, man in German, interview including English talk being translated to German, then jazz; excellent. [Connelly*R-MA]

1431 | DJIBOUTI | R. Sawa, Arta, APR 22 2345 - "arabiya" and "Sawa" mentions; good. + APR 23 0037 - Arabic pop-dance music with strings, vocal; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

1458 | UNITED KINGDOM | Sunrise Radio, Brookmans Park, APR 23 0040 - Indian female vocal and drumming; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1467 | unID | APR 23 0038 - group mideast chant; suspected to be Iran as not parallel to 1512 or 1521 Saudis. [Connelly*R-MA]

1485 | MELILLA // SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 23 0038 - // 1584 with woman in Spanish; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1494 | FRANCE (CORSICA) | France Bleu, Bastia, APR 22 2346 - // 864 with pop music; fair. + APR 23 0039 - France Bleu jingle, mellow vocal; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]

1512 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Jeddah, APR 23 0037 - preaching by man in Arabic; through WWZN slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1521 | SAUDI ARABIA | BSKSA, Duba, APR 22 2347 - two men in Arabic; local-like signal. [Connelly*R-MA]

1539 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Aap Ki Dunyaa, Al Dhabbaya, APR 23 0035 - man & woman in Urdu or similar; poor, just getting through 1540 slop. [Connelly*R-MA]

1548 | KUWAIT | R. Sawa, Kabd - Kuwait City, APR 22 2351 - plaintive male Arabic vocal with drumming; to good peak. + APR 23 0036 - Arabic vocal & strings; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1548 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC R. Bristol, Bristol-Mangotsfield, APR 23 0040 - BBC talk with man & woman; atop Kuwait briefly. [Connelly*R-MA]

1550 | ALGERIA | RASD Clandestine, Rabouni, APR 22 2348 - politically-oriented Spanish talk, Saharaui mention, segment of rustic North African music; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1557 | FRANCE | France Info, Fontbonne, APR 23 0037 - man & woman in French; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1575 | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | R. Farda, Al Dhabiya, APR 22 2350 - high-energy Mideast dance-club music with shrieky Bollywood-style female vocal. + APR 23 0036 - Farsi talk with mentions of Washington, Bosnia, Serbia; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]

1584 | CEUTA | RadiOle, APR 23 0038 - man in Spanish, then music; over SER. [Connelly*R-MA]

1584 | SPAIN | SER synchros, APR 23 0038 - // 1485 with woman in Spanish; mixing with Ceuta. [Connelly*R-MA]

1593 | unID | APR 23 0037 - blank carrier with occasional beeps: maybe some kind of testing post-sign-off or pre-sign-on. VOA Kuwait is usual signal here. [Connelly*R-MA]

1602 | SPAIN | R. Vitoria, Vitoria, APR 23 0035 - romantic Spanish female vocal; good, way over SER. [Connelly*R-MA]

*** PAN-AMERICAN DX ***

530 | TURKS & CAICOS | R. Vision Cristiana Internacional, South Caicos, APR 23 0030 - R. Vision Cristiana Internacional ID, salsa-influenced spiritual vocal; good over 531 het. [Connelly*R-MA]

555 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | R. ZIZ, Basseterre, APR 23 0027 - reggae music, Caribbean male announcer "This is National Showcase, family station in your house. We continue with the super-bad music on a beautiful Tuesday night." To good peak despite adjacent WGAN slopper. [Connelly*R-MA]

570 | CUBA | R. Reloj, APR 23 0110 - beeps, Spanish news, clock ticks; weaving in and out with CFCB and WMCA. [Connelly*R-MA]

670 | CUBA | R. Rebelde, CMQ, Arroyo Arenas, APR 23 0113 - // 710 with sporting event, Cubano mentions; atop YVLL during fades. [Connelly*R-MA]

670 | VENEZUELA | R. Rumbos, YVLL, Caracas, APR 23 0017 - man with "en Rumbos, en Caracas" mention with fanfare music, then talk by woman; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

700 | BRAZIL | R. Eldorado AM, ZYK686, Sao Paulo, APR 23 0020 - man and woman in Portuguese with Sao Paulo and futebol mentions; poor-fair through IBOC hiss. [Connelly*R-MA]

710 | CUBA | R. Rebelde synchros, APR 23 0110 - // 670 with sporting event, Cubano mentions; slightly under WOR. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | BRAZIL (t) | R. Guaiba, ZYK276, Porto Alegre, APR 23 0030 - Portuguese preaching and screaming; under Venezuela. [Connelly*R-MA]

720 | VENEZUELA | R. Oriente, YVQE, Porlamar, APR 23 0025 - "en Venezuela, Oriente" ID, then romantic vocal; good. + APR 23 0109 - booming with nice Oriente ID and timecheck of "ocho y treinte nueve minutos" (8:39) which is UTC - 4.5 hours. [Connelly*R-MA]

740 | BRAZIL | R. Sociedade da Bahia, ZYH446, Salvador, APR 23 0105 - excited Portuguese talk by man, Salvador mention; a bit under CHCM. [Connelly*R-MA]

750 | VENEZUELA | RCR, YVKS, Caracas, APR 23 0019 - Caracas, RCR mentions in fast Spanish newstalk; under CBGY. [Connelly*R-MA]

760 | BRAZIL | R. Uirapuru, ZYH588, Fortaleza, APR 23 0021 - man with religious Portuguese talk; over jumble. [Connelly*R-MA]

760 | COLOMBIA | RCN, HJAJ, Barranquilla, APR 23 0013 - // 770 with speech about the government and economics; mixing with Brazil, others. [Connelly*R-MA]

770 | COLOMBIA | RCN, HJJX, Bogota, APR 23 0013 - // 760 with fiery Spanish political speech about economic matters, government; good, over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

790 | VENEZUELA | YVKC, Caracas, APR 23 0017-0021 - fast Spanish talk, sporting event with a Maracaibo team, "goal" screaming; under WSKO/CFNW mix. Barbados not noted. [Connelly*R-MA]

800 | NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | Trans-World Radio, PJB, Bonaire, APR 23 0016 - Southern US preacher; over VOWR light music and CJAD newstalk. [Connelly*R-MA]

820 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | Trinity Broadcast Network / R. Paradise, Charlestown, APR 23 0006 - West Indian accent male preacher with piano accompaniment, God referred to as "the alpha and the omega" (beginning and end); good, over 819 het. [Connelly*R-MA]

820.2 | unID | APR 23 0058 - growl against strong St. Kitts. This has been Venezuela (YVXG, Coro) in the past. [Connelly*R-MA]

840 | HAITI | 4VEH, Cap Haitien, APR 23 0059 - 5 notes (reminiscent of a part of "Jingle Bells"), then "Vous ecoutez 4VEH, la voix ...". Folk guitar followed. Over Brazil, others. [Connelly*R-MA]

860 | BRAZIL | R. CBN, ZYJ459, Rio de Janeiro, APR 23 0058 - clear Radio CBN ID, Portuguese talk by man, then woman; well over apparent Venezuelan. [Connelly*R-MA]

895 | ST. KITTS & NEVIS | V. of Nevis, Bath Village, APR 23 0011 - Caribbean accent advert about ready-made kitchen appliances, prices in dollars; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1100 | BRAZIL | R. Globo, ZYK694, Sao Paulo, APR 23 0053 - man & woman in Portuguese with Sao Paulo mentions; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]

1110 | VENEZUELA | R. Carupano, YVQT, Carupano, APR 23 0000 - boisterous ID "en Venezuela, Carupano!"; good, way over others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1140 | VENEZUELA | La Voz del Caribe, Porlamar, APR 22 2358 - Isla Margarita and Radio Porlamar mentions; briefly atop CBI. [Connelly*R-MA]

1149.44 | unID | APR 23 0056 - weak het of unknown origin. [Connelly*R-MA]

1150 | VENEZUELA | (probably) YVMY, Punto Fijo, APR 22 2358 - Venezuela and apparent R. Nacional mentions; briefly over domestic pile. + APR 23 0056 - Maracaibo mentions during sports coverage; over WTTT/others. [Connelly*R-MA]

1160 | BERMUDA | VSB3, Hamilton, APR 23 0055 - British woman in BBC World Service programming; briefly popping through generally-stronger WSKW. [Connelly*R-MA]

1180 | unID's | APR 23 0055 - total jumble and a 1180.14 off-channel growl. [Connelly*R-MA]

1200 | VENEZUELA | R. Tiempo, YVOZ, Caracas, APR 23 0052 - telephone numbers "en Caracas"; briefly over WKOX. [Connelly*R-MA]

1220 | BRAZIL | R. Globo, ZYJ258, Rio de Janeiro, APR 23 0056 - Portuguese talk with Sao Paulo mentions, Globo jingle, ID, reverberated advert; fair over jumble. [Connelly*R-MA]

1280 | BERMUDA | VSB2, Hamilton, APR 23 0045-0049 - religious talk, hymn; to good peak over Maine sports, French talker, and Spanish (WADO or WCMN). [Connelly*R-MA]

1339.4 | unID | APR 23 0050 - weak het against 1340.0 domestic pile. [Connelly*R-MA]

*** DOMESTIC DX ***

540 CBT NL Grand Falls - APR 23 0024 - // CBN-640, discussion of the human voice, evolutionary reasons for male / female pitch differences; good. [Connelly*R-MA]

570 CFCB NL Corner Brook - APR 23 0033 - // VOCM-590 and CKGA-650 with "VOCM Satellite Weather", forecast by woman for various Newfoundland locales, flurries mentioned; over WMCA. [Connelly*R-MA]

590 VOCM NL St. John's - APR 23 0033 - // 570, 650 with "VOCM Satellite Weather"; mixing with and occasionally atop WEZE. [Connelly*R-MA]

600 CBNA NL St. Anthony - APR 23 0038 - // CBN-640, CBC program with brief segment of Beatles' "All My Lovin'", then "You're listening to 'Ideas' on CBC Radio One"; over domestic that was likely WICC. [Connelly*R-MA]

640 CBN NL St. John's - APR 23 0013 - // CBGY-750 with CBC talk about the development of human and animal vocal abilities, relationship to mating; good, way over WNNZ & LA's, some Spain-639 het. [Connelly*R-MA]

650 CKGA NL Gander - APR 23 0022 - // CHCM-740 with discussion of regional transportation issues; good peak, way over WSRO. + APR 23 0112 - "green tea from Tetley, Newfoundland's favourite tea", VOCM 20-20 Weather. [Connelly*R-MA]

740 CHCM NL Marystown - APR 23 0019 - discussion of Stephenville airport, advert for Marystown Ford; loud / dominant. Only audio noted under turned out to be Brazil. + APR 23 0103 - advert "M&M Quick Copy, M&M Printing your one-stop photo shop in Marystown (phone 279-3444) and Fortune (phone 832-2992)"; local-like, completely dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

750 CBGY NL Bonavista Bay - APR 23 0019 - CBC programming; mostly over YVKS Caracas. [Connelly*R-MA]

780 CFDR NS Dartmouth - APR 23 0103 - male C&W vocal "time for leavin'", "You're listening to 20 in a row just the way you like 'em, pure country classics, real country classics, accept no substitute, classic country 780 Kixx", then Elvis Presley "Don't Cry Daddy"; local-like. [Connelly*R-MA]

790 CFNW NL Port au Choix - APR 23 0106 - // CHCM-740 with C&W song; under WSKO, over Venezuelan. [Connelly*R-MA]

800 VOWR NL St. John's - APR 23 0101 - smooth-voiced woman mentioned an event with a $15 ticket price at a St. John's club, call the St. Mary's church office at 579-0033, then soft piano jazz; a bit over PJB/CJAD. [Connelly*R-MA]

810 CJVA NB Caraquet - APR 23 0019 - French and English language C&W songs; strong, dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

900 CKDH NS Amherst - APR 23 0037 - "900 CKDH" ID, weather, another ID "Your community, your radio station, 900 CKDH", the Sheryl Crow "Everyday is a Winding Road"; good / dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

920 CJCH NS Halifax - APR 23 0007 - "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys from '65, then CJCH jingles; local-like (no evidence of WHJJ or CKNX). [Connelly*R-MA]

950 CKNB NB Campbelltown - APR 23 0008 - "Your community, your radio station, 95 CKNB", then Steely Dan "Reelin' in the Years"; fair, dominant. WROL in SuperLoop southwest null - barely noticeable. [Connelly*R-MA]

990 CBY NL Corner Brook - APR 23 0011 - CBC documentary, over fast Spanish-talk sports (SER or Venezuela?). [Connelly*R-MA]

1140 CBI NS Sydney - APR 23 0002 - "on our website 'cbcnews.ca'", talk about Bank of Canada; slightly over Venezuela. [Connelly*R-MA]

1210 VOAR NL Mt. Pearl - APR 22 2358 - "Insight for Living" religious program, mention of life lessons for women, website "insightforliving.ca", phone number 1-800-6637639; good, over WPHT & LA's (but adjacent Virgin R. 1215 was even louder). [Connelly*R-MA]

1230 CFGN NL Port aux Basques - APR 23 0051 - C&W music, advert, ".. proudly supported by CFCB" (= Newfie network); over nulled WESX (Portuguese) and unID with Red Sox game. [Connelly*R-MA]

1240 WSYY ME Millinocket - APR 23 0056 - "Keep your sox on all season long on your home for Red Sox baseball in the Katahdin area and the Lincoln Lakes region, the Mountain 94.9." Adverts for Millinocket businesses followed. Good, over WBUR/WCNM. [Connelly*R-MA]

1260 CKHJ NB Fredericton - APR 23 0044 - "Canada's #1 spot for Motorsport news", CKHJ ID; in head-to-head duke-out with WMKI R. Disney. [Connelly*R-MA]

1270 CJCB NS Sydney - APR 23 0047-0050 - C&W female vocal, talk about charity auction sponsored by Sydney Mazda; sometimes over WTSN ballgame and 1269 Germany het. [Connelly*R-MA]

1350 CKAD NS Middleton - APR 23 0050 - song "Small Town Southern Man", net ID "AVR Today's Best Country"; dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]

1370 WDEA ME Ellsworth - APR 23 0044 - Red Sox baseball, local adverts: Mt. Desert Spring Water and the Ellsworth American and MDI Islander newspapers; crusher signal, way over WFEA. [Connelly*R-MA]

1390 WEGP ME Presque Isle / Fort Fairfield - APR 23 0050 - Red Sox / Angels baseball, WEGP jingle; well over WPLM soft-rock and VT (presumed) C&W. [Connelly*R-MA]

1400 CBG NL Gander - APR 23 0050 - // CBT-540 with segment of "Roxanne" by the Police, CBC program mentioning differences in classical and rock singing styles; mixed with WVAE. [Connelly*R-MA]

1420 CKDY NS Digby - APR 23 0040 - C&W music over two others (WBSM, WBEC ?), het Germany/Algeria-1422. [Connelly*R-MA]


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