Radio Sonder Grense: October 14, 2012

The following recording of Radio Sonder Grense was made on October 14, 2012 beginning around 0326 UTC (frequency unknown).

This off air recording comes from a collection of archived recordings by SWAA contributor, Terry Wilson. 

Terry made this and all of his recordings in the Midwestern US on either the Ten-Tec RX-320D or Eton E1XM receivers. He used the recording facility of the Shortwave Log software.  Terry notes that any "QRM includes city power lines, street lights with bad ballasts, household electronics, and interference from Radio Havana Cuba."

Many thanks for sharing these recordings, Terry! For more recordings from this collection, simply follow this tag: Terry Wilson.

You can listen to the full recording below, or download as an MP3 with the link provided.

Voice of Korea, Sign-off: May 9, 2015

Many thanks to Anthony Messina, for this recording of the Voice of Korea sign off on 15.180 MHz using his Grundig Satellite 750 with External Solarcon in Haddon Heights, NJ USA. Anthony comments:

"Recorded using a panasonic tape recorder to do it the old fashioned way. At the end I mention exactly what time I recorded this."

Voice of America: November 10, 2001

SRAA contributor, David Malins notes:

Was a high school student of 13-14 years old at the time of the recording who was interested in broadcasting and music - Recorded onto compact cassette at home of grandparent with a large enough back garden to mount a 20-30metre long wire antenna. Remastered recording via audacity for one of shortwaves' very few technical programmes on Shortwave at the time (never managed to tune into a second programme of the series at the same sort of time, despite searching on the web and on the same frequency range that the broadcasts usually were).
The recording is 7:30mins in length, featuring limited talk about "CIBAR", a section dedicated to what "worldband radio" is in regards to Shortwave, the book "Passport to Worldband Radio" and other bits and pieces when it moved onto a personal feature about a George Jacobs (which is when I stopped the tape, having been more interested in the technical and 'how it works' side of broadcasting news). (Never managed to find the name of the programme, but the presenter clearly states November 10th 2001 and the location where the programme was produced in regards to the type of outside antenna he was hoping to rig up before the winter in that part of the states.)

Many thanks for this contribution, David!

Update: Several listeners have written to confirm that this recording is of Kim Andrew Elliott's "Communications World" from the VOA. 

Deutsche Welle, final Kigali relay broadcast: March 28, 2015

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, for sharing this beautiful QSL card from the early days of the DW Kigali relay station.

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, for sharing this beautiful QSL card from the early days of the DW Kigali relay station.

Yesterday, Deutsche Welle transmitted its final broadcast from the Kigali, Rwanda relay station. Since I’ve only had moderate luck hearing the Kigali site the past few days–especially on 31 meters–I fired up the TitanSDR Pro (which is still currently under review) and set it to record all three final afternoon broadcasts from Kigali on 12,005, 15,275 and 17,800 kHz

Kigali produced a very strong signal on 17,800 kHz. The TitanSDR recorded the full broadcast, starting with one minute of the transmitter tuning, then one hour of DW’s French language service, followed by one hour of DW’s Hausa language service…then the transmitter went silent.

The recording begins around 1659 UTC on March 28, 2015 on 17,800 kHz:

Voice Of America Science World: March 14, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, was fortunate enough to capture this broadcast of VOA Science World where he (Richard Langley!) is interviewed. There are few opportunities for a true DXer to hear themselves over shortwave, thus this is a special recording indeed.  

Richard notes:

Live half-hour recording of the Voice of America in English on 14 March 2015 beginning at 02:56:30 UTC on a frequency of 6080 kHz. The broadcast, directed to Africa, is from Vatican Radio's Santa Maria di Galeria transmitter site (250 kW transmitter power, antenna beam 165 degrees). The African-music tuning signal is followed by VOA News and the program Science World featuring an interview with Dr. Richard Langley from the University of New Brunswick on how GPS is being used to study irregularities in the ionosphere and their effects on radio signals.  

The broadcast was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in whip antenna in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada. Signal quality was only fair so the recorded file was electronically filtered to reduce background noise. There is still a noticeable jamming signal on the frequency.

PCJ 6th Anniversary Special via WRMI: March 14, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, writes:

Live two-hour recording of the PCJ Radio International special 6th anniversary broadcast in English via WRMI on 14 March 2015 beginning at 23:00 UTC on a frequency of 7570 kHz. 

The broadcast was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in whip antenna in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada. Signal quality was generally good. There is very slight co-channel interference from the Voice of Korea. Its interval signal can be heard near the beginning of the recording.

Reception improves a bit during the recording.

Radio Canada International anniversary special: March 16, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, writes:

Live one-hour recording of the PCJ Radio International special broadcast celebrating the 70th anniversary of Radio Canada International in English via WRMI on 16 March 2015 beginning at 01:00 UTC on a frequency of 7570 kHz. 

The broadcast was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in telescopic whip antenna in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada. Signal quality was generally good.

Radio Revival (Sweden) relays: March 22, 2015

Radio Revival Sweden, recorded in Europe on March 22, 2015, at 0728-1500 UTC (regular programming starts at 0800 UTC), shortwave frequency of 9865 kHz (Sala transmitter site, transmitter power: 10 kW)


Transmission schedule on Sunday, March 22 2015


0800-0900 UTC European Music Radio 6035 kHz 5 kW AM, 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
0900-1000 UTC Atlantic 2000 International 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
1000-1100 UTC Radio City 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
1100-1200 UTC Radio Nord Revival 6035 kHz 5 kW AM, 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
1200-1300 UTC The Ronny B Goode Show 6035 kHz 5 kW AM, 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
1300-1400 UTC Hit! with DJ PeeWee 6035 kHz 5 kW AM, 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
1400-1500 UTC European Music Radio 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H

Radio Bahrain: March 15, 2015

Sunday, my buddy (and SRAA contributor) Dan Robinson, posted a tip on the Extreme Shortwave Listening Facebook page that Radio Bahrain was audible in the Eastern USA.

I quickly tuned to 9745 kHz and, sure enough–though weak–the Radio Bahrain signal could be heard over the noise floor. Radio Bahrain is not the easiest catch in my part of the world–especially with propagation conditions being less than favorable as of late–so I made a recording.

This recording was made on 9745 kHz starting at 23:15 UTC on March 15, 2015. I used my WinRadio Excalibur which was already on and connected to my horizontal delta loop antenna. Click here to download as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Radio Australia: March 13, 2015 - Cyclone Pam coverage

The following is a four hour recording of Radio Australia made on March 13, 2015, beginning at 1150 UTC on 9,580 kHz. You will note that much attention was given to coverage of Cyclone Pam which was a category 5 storm bearing down on Vanuatu at the time.

This recording was made in North Carolina, USA with the SDRplay RSP using the HDSDR application--the antenna was a large horizontal delta loop.

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in Pijin: March 11, 2015

The remaining 3 hours and 20 minutes of the special overnight broadcast during the cyclone.  Ends with the "Morning Devotion".  Transmitted at 10 kw from Honiara.  Received in Sydney, Australia, with a Grundig S450DLX and an indoor homebrew broomstick antenna.