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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Shortwave Loggings

Last weekend I spent a bit of time listening to shortwave. Here's what I logged. Date was Sunday March 23, 2014 from 0520 to 0645 UTC. JRC NRD-525 connected to Sony AN-12 outdoor active antenna.

Loggings from 40 metres:
  • 0520-0530 Radio Algierienne Chaine 1, via Issoudoun, France, 7295 kHz in Arabic. Arabic music, talk on half hour. 500 kw.
  • 0530-0542 Radio Romania Actualitati, from Galbani, Romania, 7220 kHz in Romanian. Talk, ID, music. 300 kW.
  • 0548-0551 Radio Dabanga, via Vatican City, 7315 kHz. This was in Arabic, I think. Frequent IDs, talk, bits of music. 250 kW. 
  • 0552-0600 BBC World Service, via Ascension Island, 7325 kHz in English. 250 kW. Off air abruptly at 0600, followed almost immediately by....
  • 0600-0602 BBC World Service, Wooferton, UK, also on 7325 kHz in French. Noticeably weaker than the Ascension signal. 250 kW.
  • 0602-0613 Radio Romania International, Galbani, Romania, 7360 kHz in French. Talk and music.
  • 0615-0617 Radio Marti, Greenville, NC, USA, 7405 kHz, in Spanish to Cuba. Music and talk. Jamming from Cuba audible, but from my location Cuba's jamming never interferes much with Radio Marti.
 And one logging from the 60 metre band:
  • 0625-0645 Radio Clube do Para, Belem, Brazil, 4885 kHz. Very weak and heard only one partial ID. But it was in Portuguese and I compared it to their webcast, which was the same. Talk between two men, and some music.
The Sony AN-12 active antenna works very well, if you have limited space for an outdoor antenna. Too bad it was never sold in North America - I had to order mine on eBay from Japan.

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