Trans World Radio, Polish language service: October 17, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of Trans World Radio in Polish. This broadcast was recorded in Europe on October 17, 2014 at 0545 UTC, shortwave frequency of 7320 kHz.

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All India Radio, English: October 16, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of All India Radio in English. This broadcast was recorded in Europe on October 16, 2014 at 1745 UTC, shortwave frequency of 7,550 kHz.

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ERT Open (Voice of Greece): October 24, 2014

View from the town of Litochoro, in the foothills of Mount Olympus, Greece. (Source: Public Domain via Wikimedia)

View from the town of Litochoro, in the foothills of Mount Olympus, Greece. (Source: Public Domain via Wikimedia)

Many listeners have noticed that the former Voice of Greece (ERT Open) has moved from 9,420 kHz to 9,415 kHz. This must be due to interference from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) who has been transmitting on 9420 kHz as well.

Here in North America, even when IRIB was broadcasting simultaneously on 9420 kHz, VOG always overpowered their signal. In other parts of the world, though, it was not the same case.

I’m happy VOG/ERT is still on shortwave and broadcasting to the world–though no one really knows for how much longer.

I recorded about one hour of VOG on 9,415 kHz, starting around 0045 UTC today. 

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The Talking Machine Show via WWCR: October 18, 2014

For your listening pleasure: 30 minutes of The Talking Machine Show via WWCR. This broadcast was recorded October 18, 2014 at 2300 UTC, on the shortwave frequency of 9350 kHz. This recording was made with an Elad FDM-S2 and sky loop wire antenna in North Carolina, USA.

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Channel Africa - 2nd October 2014

Channel Africa is the international service of SABC of South Africa and the successor to the apartheid era Radio RSA. 

It currently broadcasts on shortwave in 7 languages from the Meyerton transmitter site located around 40 miles south of Johannesburg. 

This recording is of the English language programme recorded in the UK on the 2nd of October at 1700GMT. The frequency was 15235Khz.

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Radio Taiwan International: October 17, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of Radio Taiwan International in English. This broadcast was recorded in Europe on October 17, 2014 at 1600 UTC, shortwave frequency of 15485 kHz.

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Radio Exterior de España, final French language broadcast: October 14, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for sharing this final French language broadcast of Radio Exterior de España. Frank writes:

This is the final French language shortwave transmission to Europe by Spanish Radio REE, recorded in Europe at 1800 UTC on 9665 kHz, October 14th, 2014

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Radio Exterior de España, final Spanish language broadcast: October 14, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for sharing this final Spanish language broadcast of Radio Exterior de España. Frank writes:

This is the recording of the last and final shortwave English language transmission of the Spanish Radio - Radio Exterior de Espana, broadcast to Europe. Frequency: 9665 kHz, time: 1900 GMT, date: 14 October 2014 (On October 15th 2014 there was no signal of the station at the same time on 9665 kHz). Although the station was to stream live programming in English on its website, for the moment only podcasts are available and there is no stream availability for English programmes.

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Radio Ukraine International via WRMI: September 25, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor Richard Langley for this recording of Radio Ukraine International's inaugural broadcast via WRMI. This is the second contribution of this broadcast, but since it is a first on shortwave, we are posting this one as heard from Richard's location. Richard writes:

Inaugural broadcast of Radio Ukraine International via WRMI, Okeechobee, Florida, on 11580 kHz on 25 September 2014 between 23:30 and 00:00 UTC. Received in Hanwell (near Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada, using a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its whip antenna in AM mode with a 5 kHz bandwidth.

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Final English Shortwave Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España to North America

As previously announced by REE, the last broadcasts of Radio Exterior de España on Shortwave finished at 22:00 GMT on 14th October.  At 00:00 GMT the last English programming to North America was broadcast on 6055Khz. A petition (in Spanish) exists here aimed at the Spanish authorities to try and get them to reverse the decision to end Shortwave broadcasts and close the Noblejas transmitter site.

This recording starts at 23:57 GMT with the end of the French service and runs until 01:06 GMT.  It was recorded from the UK on a Elad FDM-S2 connected to an active antenna.

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As an added bonus, the final English broadcast to Europe recorded on 11615Khz at 19:00GMT on the 14th August and the final DRM broadcast in Spanish recorded on 13720Khz at 11:00GMT are included below.

Radio City Via IRRS In English: October 11, 2014

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank for this recording of Radio City Via IRRS (Italy). 

This recording was made in Europe on October 11, 2014 at 08:00 UTC on 9.510 MHz. 

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Radio Japan, English language service: October 4, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andre Bagley, for this recording of Radio Japan (NHK World). Andre writes:

The English service of Radio Japan from their transmitter site in Palau, which targets South West Asia. This recordings was made from North America, which is in the exact opposite direction of where the broadcast is meant to be received. Despite this, the reception of this station is rather strong and thus very listenable in my location in the Mid-Western US.

This recording was made on October 4, 2014 at 14:00 UTC on 11705 kHz. This recording was made with a Tecsun PL-600 with telescopic antenna with a length of wire attached.

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Song Of India via WRMI: October 5, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, for this recording of PCJ International's Song of India. Richard notes:

Off-air recording of the initial broadcast of the program "Song of India," produced by PCJ Radio International and transmitted by WRMI, Radio Miami International, from its transmitter facilities at Okeechobee, Florida, on 5 October 2014 from 00:00 to 02:00 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 7570 kHz.

Richard also notes that reception quality is only fair as Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada, is considerably off to the side of the transmitter beam direction.

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Radio Ukraine via WMRI: October 3, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank for this recording of Radio Ukraine International. 

This recording was made in Europe on October 3, 2014 at 23:30 UTC on 11.580 MHz. 

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Radio Australia: October 2, 2014

"Australia Day" by Phil Whitehouse from London, United Kingdom, aka Phillie Casablanca on Flickr - Australia Day. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

"Australia Day" by Phil Whitehouse from London, United Kingdom, aka Phillie Casablanca on Flickr - Australia Day. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons 

For your listening pleasure: three hours of Radio Australia's English language service.

This recording was made on October 2, 2014 starting at 10:57 UTC on 9,580 kHz. The news, of course, that tops the day are the peaceful protests currently taking place in Hong Kong (a.k.a. the "Umbrella Revolution").

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Voice of America: September 30, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andre Bagley, for this recording of the Voice of America. Andre writes:

A recording of VOA (Voice of America) at 1730-1830 at 17895 Khz. Received on a Tecsun PL-600 with telescopic whip and attached random wire, near the Great Salt Lake in the United States.
Broadcast appears to focus on Health issues, particularly concerning Ebola and it's effects on daily life in Western Africa. Listen to the last couple minutes for tips they give to avoid getting Ebola.

This recording was made on  30 September 2014 starting at 1730 UTC on 17.895 Mhz. 

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Radio Ukraine via WMRI: September 25, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andre Bagley, for this recording of Radio Ukraine. Andre writes: 

This is the first broadcast of Radio Ukraine via WMRI relay. The purpose of this service is to allow North American shortwave listeners to hear what is going on in the Ukraine-Russian conflict from one of the respective parties. This is great news for shortwave listeners, as Voice of Russia went off the air right before all the drama began with Ukraine. Recorded in Utah using a Tecsun pl-600 radio with a telescopic antenna with random length wire attached.

This recording was made on September 25, 2014 at 23:30 UTC on 11.580 MHz. 

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Vatican Radio English service to Africa: September 13, 2014

"Vatican-radio" by Joshua Sherurcij -  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

"Vatican-radio" by Joshua Sherurcij -  Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andre Bagley, for this recording of Vatican Radio. Andre writes:

"This was recorded on 9-13-14. The broadcast was received in the Great Basin area of North America, which is quite a few thousand miles from the broadcast's intended audience in Africa. Reception conditions were extremely good that night, thus the audio is very clear and mostly free from interference and band noise. This was recorded from a Tecsun PL-600, with whip antenna and a random long wire attached to said antenna. I used my digital voice recorder via it's external microphone jack."

This recording was made on the 13th of September 2014, starting around 0457 UTC on 11.625 MHz. 

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Radio Argentina Exterior: September 20, 2014

The Andean range over the province of Santa Cruz. Image by Luca Galuzzi (Lucag) - Photo taken by Luca Galuzzi. 

The Andean range over the province of Santa Cruz. Image by Luca Galuzzi (Lucag) - Photo taken by Luca Galuzzi

For your listening pleasure: the English language service of Radio Argentina Exterior--recorded on September 20, 2014 at 01:56 UTC on 11,711 kHz.

RAE is one of the more casual broadcasters on the air; I enjoy listening to their music selection and commentary as they're not quite as formatted as other international stations. This recording begins with RAE's interval signal--one of my favorites.

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RTÉ GAA All-Ireland Finals: September 21, 2014

(Photo: GAA.IE)

(Photo: GAA.IE)

Earlier today, I was able to catch the end of the GAA All-Ireland Football Final (Kerry v Donegal) on RTE 17,495 kHz, starting around 15:50 UTC, with my WinRadio Excalibur receiver and sky loop antenna. 

I enjoy hearing sporting events broadcast over shortwave–perhaps it’s my imagination filling in the gaps from the live coverage or the washy sound of the crowds roaring.  Regardless, RTÉ has a long-standing track record of broadcasting the GAA finals on every medium possible.

I recorded the last few minutes of the game and nearly an hour of commentary afterward. Enjoy: