Shortwave Log, Northern Germany, September/October 2014

Just a few excerpts from my logs, from September and early October, given that the schedules are going to change on October 25/26. Some or many of the frequencies listed here will not be affected by the changes though, as the trend for international shortwave stations to disappear seems to continue, and local broadcasters don’t necessarily care about long-distance propagation.

Rough, untuned and improvised - best for 15 mHz, but better than nothing in most cases

A rough, untuned and improvised inverted-V antenna and its neighborhood.

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International Telecommunication Union letter codes used in the table underneath:

D – Germany; E – Spain; EQA – Ecuador; G – Great Britain; J – Japan; NIG – Nigeria; PHL – Philippines; SWZ – Swaziland; TWN – Taiwan; TZA – Tanzania;  USA – USA.

Languages (“L.”):

C – Chinese; E – English; F – French; G – German; R – Russian; S – Spanish. The table underneath will appear messy unless you click the headline of this particular post. The table is broader than the two columns of the overall blog frontpage. However, it is more convenient to find with a search engine this way.

kHz

Station

Ctry

L.

Day

GMT

S I O
15542  Voice of Tibet1)  TJK C Sep 3, 2014 13:13 4 3 3
 7265  Göhren/Schwerin2)  D E Sep 3, 2014 14:00 3 5 3
11865  DW Kigali  RRW E Sep 5, 2014 19:00 5 5 3
15120  Voice of Nigeria  NIG F Sep 10, 2014 07:00 4 3 3
15130 RFE/RL Lampertheim  D R Sep 10, 2014 08:50 4 3 3
17770  RFE/RL Tinang  PHL R Sep 10, 2014 09:10 2 5 2
 7310  Kall-Krekel3)  D E Sep 10, 2014 14:30 5 4 4
11735  Radio Zanzibar  TZA E Sep 10, 2014 18:00 5 5 4
 9540  Radio Japan4)  J C Sep 11, 2014 15:30 2 2 2
 9535  RNE Spain, Noblejas  E S Sep 16, 2014 03:00 5 4 4
12085  Voice of Mongolia  E E Sep 16, 2014 09:00 4 5 4
   810  BBC Radio Scotland  G E Sep 18, 2014 19:00 5 3 4
   810  BBC Radio Scotland  G E Sep 19, 2014 02:00 5 3 3
11580 WRMI/Radio Ukraine  USA E Sep 30, 2014 23:30 4 4 4
11665 RTI Taipei  TWN G Oct 4, 2014 16:00 4 4 4
 7570  WRMI / PCJ5)  USA E Oct 5, 2014 00:00 3 5 2
 7570  WRMI / PCJ  USA E Oct 5, 2014 00:30 4 4 3
 6050  Radio HCJB6)  EQA S Oct 12, 2014 04:00 4 3 3

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Footnotes

1) Some ordinary jamming which maybe affected reception in China itself seriously, but not here in norther Germany.

2) Göhren is a village near Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Pomerania, and the small transmission site there is privatly-owned.The broadcaster relayed when I listened was Hamburger Lokalradio which on Wednesday afternoons carries Deutsche-Welle-produced programs, plus Glenn Hauser‘s audiomagazine World of Radio. (Unfortunately, that’s only one day before there’s a new edition from Hauser anyway.)

3) Voice of Mongolia was relayed via the 1-kW transmitter in Kall-Krekel, not too far from former federal capital Bonn, in September and probably until October 5.Three times a day, usually good reception here in northern Germany.

4) The – now usual – jamming by Chinese radio stations.

5) Keith Perron’s special program Song of India, mainly with India as a target area via a medium wave transmitter from Sri Lanka (several times), but also via WRMI on this one occasion.

6) Pleasant surprise – probably heard HCJB right from Pico Pichincha on October 5 at 02:15, too, but as the language was vernacular and not Spanish, I didn’t even get the ID then. On Oct 12 at 04:00 UT, the broadcast was in Spanish. HCJB’s local shortwave station had been off-air in August and September.

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Related

» Previous Logs, August 2014

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