Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal (Flanders International Radio): June 24, 2004

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Benjamin Bilyeu, who shares the following recording and notes:

Date of recording: 6/24/2004
Starting time: 2200 UTC
Frequency: 11.635 Mhz
Receiver location: Cookeville, Tennessee, USA
Receiver and antenna: Grundig Satellit 800 with 50 foot long wire outdoor antenna

Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), English: June 24, 2004

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Benjamin Bilyeu, who shares the following recording and notes:

A recording I made of RAI (Italy) broadcast 0054 UTC 24 June 2004 on 11.800 Mhz--when they still broadcast to North America. I recorded this broadcast using a Sony dual cassette deck connected to the line out jacks of my Grundig Satellit 800 receiver with 50 foot outdoor longwire antenna.

Radio RSA - The Voice of South Africa: March 14, 1982

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes:

Every Saturday night during the early 1980s [in South Bend, Indiana] I would regularly tune to 9580 kHz at 0200 to listen to Radio RSA (Channel Africa as it is now known) to hear DX Corner, their regular DX program. This episode from March 14, 1982 was a look at the brand new hot radio, the Sony ICF-2001. The audio isn't great but should be listenable. I think this was recorded using my new Realistic DX-302. Enjoy!

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) English language service: September 22, 2017

Tehran, Iran

Tehran, Iran

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording and notes:

IRIB recorded on September 22, 2017 at 1930 UTC on 9810 kHz. Receiver used was a JRC NRD 535D, 25 ft long by 10 ft tall volleyball net magnetic loop antenna connected to an ALA100ln, DXEngineering HF preamp and Emtech ZM2 antenna tuner.

Night Of Nights CW (Morse Code) Special Event: July 12, 2015

Chief Operator Richard Dillman at Position 1 (Source: Maritime Radio Historical Society)

Chief Operator Richard Dillman at Position 1 (Source: Maritime Radio Historical Society)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Eric Christensen, who shares this recording of various stations operating on the Night Of Nights Morse Code special event. Eric notes:

Maritime shore stations on the air to remember Morse Code's impact on the world. Unsure of when I started the recording but this contains several maritime shore stations using CW during the Night of Nights 2015. Included in these stations are NMC and WLO, among others.
Location: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, USA
Receiver and antenna: TS-2000X with an OCF dipole.
Mode: Morse Code

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 10: December 19, 1977

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Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Colin Anderton, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel tape, of Radio Moscow in the late 1970s. This is the fourth recording in this collection. Colin notes:

As a space flight nut, I have many recordings from the 1970s from Radio Moscow. They used to broadcast on the medium wave, and I used to record the news bulletins during some of the space flights.
In particular, there was a period between December 1977 and March 1978 when Soviet cosmonauts first lived aboard the Salyut 6 space station. I recorded each days' news reports on the flights, and also some additional items about them. I have some other flights as well.
I received them all on 227 metres Medium Wave at 22.00 hrs GMT each night. I was in a village called Stetchworth, near Newmarket, Suffolk, England at the time.
In fact, an announcer gives the general daily broadcast details on this first recording.
I used a similar system with all the files, that is: where any edit takes place, I have placed a one-second break to identify the spot. No other editing of any kind has been done.

Voice of Vietnam (Vietnamese): September 18, 2017

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Voice of Vietnam in Vietnamese language, recorded outdoors in London, UK on September 18, 2017 at 1700 UTC on the frequency of 7280 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 100 kW and is located in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Voice of Turkey, German Language Service: September 10, 2017

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For your listening pleasure, The Voice of Turkey's German language service, recorded on September 10, 2017 starting at 2300 UTC on 9830 kHz. I believe this broadcast was in error--typically, the German language service is not broadcast at this time. 

This recording includes a few minutes of the VOT interval signal. 

I recorded this with a WinRadio Excalibur SDR hooked up to a large horizontal delta loop antenna.

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 09: December 18, 1977

The Soyuz-26 and Soyuz-28 crews aboard the Salyut-6 station

The Soyuz-26 and Soyuz-28 crews aboard the Salyut-6 station

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Colin Anderton, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel tape, of Radio Moscow in the late 1970s. This is the third recording in this collection. Colin notes:

As a space flight nut, I have many recordings from the 1970s from Radio Moscow. They used to broadcast on the medium wave, and I used to record the news bulletins during some of the space flights.
In particular, there was a period between December 1977 and March 1978 when Soviet cosmonauts first lived aboard the Salyut 6 space station. I recorded each days' news reports on the flights, and also some additional items about them. I have some other flights as well.
I received them all on 227 metres Medium Wave at 22.00 hrs GMT each night. I was in a village called Stetchworth, near Newmarket, Suffolk, England at the time.
In fact, an announcer gives the general daily broadcast details on this first recording.
I used a similar system with all the files, that is: where any edit takes place, I have placed a one-second break to identify the spot. No other editing of any kind has been done.

Radio Enciclopedia: August 8, 2017

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Live, off-air, one-and-a-half-hour excerpt of an almost four-hour recording of Radio Cubana's AM radio station CMBQ, Radio Enciclopedia, Havana, Cuba, on 8 August 2017 beginning at about 18:30 UTC. The station operates on an frequency of 530 kHz from a transmitter in the Villa María area of Havana with a power of 10 kW and an omnidirectional antenna.

The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in ferrite-bar-loop antenna in Naples, Florida, in AM mode with 5 kHz RF filtering. Reception was fairly good although there was co-channel interference from a Radio Rebelde transmitter in Caribe on Isla de la Juventud, which is in the same direction as Havana as seen from Naples.

Radio Enciclopedia is an easy-listening music station with pieces interspersed with music descriptions and brief encyclopedic tidbits read by female announcers.

The recorded program is "La Tarde Contigo."

Radio Cairo, English Language Service: September 10, 2017

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording and notes:

Radio Cairo from 2200-2245 UTC on 9,800 kHz September 10, 2017
Receiver used was a JRC NRD 535D, 25 ft long by 10 ft tall volleyball net magnetic loop antenna connected to an ALA100ln, DXEngineering HF preamp and Emtech ZM2 antenna tuner.

Just Right via Channel 292 in English: 7 September 2017

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"Just Right" programme broadcasting via Channel 292 in English, recorded on September 7, 2017 at 1800 GMT in Europe (using Twente web SDR receiver located in the Netherlands). Shortwave frequency of 6070 kHz. Transmitter location: Germany, transmitter power: 8 kW. In fact, the actual timing of start of transmissions in Europe is 1800 UTC, not 2100 UTC as the Just Right website shows.

NHK Radio Japan (Portuguese Language Service): September 5, 2017

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, for sharing the following recording and notes:

Broadcaster: NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN
Date of recording: 9/5/2017
Starting time: 2130 UTC
Frequency: 17.54 MHz
Location: Southeast Brazil
Receiver and antenna: MORPHY RICHARDS MR 27024 WITH LONG WIRE

Voice of Korea: September 4, 2017

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Live, off-air recordings of the Voice of Korea broadcasts in English and German on 4 September 2017, beginning at 16:30 on 11645 kHz and 18:30 UTC on 9425 kHz, respectively. The broadcasts were transmitted from Kujang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), with a transmitter power of 200 kW. The English broadcast had an antenna beam direction of 296°, while the German broadcast was at 325°, both directed towards Europe.   

The commentaries in the first part of the programs include a discussion of the development of nuclear weapons by the DPRK and the announcement of the recent test of a hydrogen bomb.

Although the Voice of Korea broadcasts are nominally about 57 minutes in duration, the recording of the English broadcast stops after 30 minutes when China Radio International signs on, on an adjacent frequency with a powerful signal overriding that of the Voice of Korea. The recording of the German broadcast begins about 5 minutes late. 

The broadcasts were received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in synchronous AM mode with 5.08 kHz total bandwidth RF filtering. Reception of the two broadcasts varied from fair to good with some noise and fading and the German broadcast was accompanied by the sound of jamming, likely originating from the same transmitter plant that is used to jam broadcasts from the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and is likely due to a technical fault.

Radio Bucharest: December 31, 1989 (Romanian Revolution)

By Denoel Paris and other photographers [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Denoel Paris and other photographers [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jack Widner, who shares the following off-air recording and notes:

Radio Bucharest, Romania, on Shortwave New Year's Eve 1989.  The beginning is missing.   Frequency not logged but was probably 6155 or 11830, time 0200 UTC.
The Ceausescu regime had finally been toppled and executed outside the capital Bucharest.  These were heady times; Romania was one of the last of the "Iron curtain" countries to change its Communist government.
But now Ceausescu is out and Romania has its first taste of fresh air.  This program reflects that new-found liberalisation.  The announcer at 0102 says "FREE Romania" and at 01:12 - 02:33 the American Ambassador Alan Green Jr sends greetings from President GHWB.  After that, the majority of the program is traditional music and celebrations of Romanian new year.  The two announcers are full of national pride!
There is a slight gap at 11:19 - 11:23.  Frequency and contact information are at the end of the program, 25:15.
The picture of Bucharest is the cover of a verification card from 1967 in my possession.
Heard in Pennsylvania, December 1989.

Voice of Korea: September 3, 2017

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Voice of Korea, DPRK recorded in London, UK on September 3, 2017 at 1338 UTC, on the frequency of 15245 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 200 kW and is located in Kujang, DPRK. North Korea's successful sixth nuclear test is officially announced at 5 minutes, 6 seconds into the recording. Severe jamming can be heard concurrently with the transmission.

Radio Ciudad de La Habana: August 14, 2017

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Live, off-air, one-and-a-half-hour excerpt of a five-and-a-half-hour recording of Radio Cubana's AM radio station CMBE, Radio Ciudad de la Habana, Havana, Cuba, on 14 August 2017 beginning at 21:00 UTC. The station operates on an frequency of 820 kHz from a transmitter in the Arroyo Arenas area of Havana with a power of 10 kW and an omnidirectional antenna. There is some confusion about the correct current call letters of the station. Government documents state CMBE, while other sources state CMBU. On air, the station uses CMCA and these were the official call letters in the past when the station used a different transmitter site.

The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in ferrite-bar-loop antenna in Naples, Florida, in AM mode with 5 kHz RF filtering. Reception was fairly good although the signal is a bit weak initially and there is some atmospheric noise due to thundershowers and thunderstorms in the Naples area. The transmitter went off the air a few seconds before the end of the recording and didn't return for about five minutes.

Radio Ciudad de la Habana, or simply Radio Ciudad, is a youth-oriented radio station with an emphasis on cultural and musical programming.

The recorded programs are "Diario Hablado" and "Rapsodia Latina."