Uganda Broadcasting Corporation: 1976

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

English language broadcast from 1976 using a 250,000 watt transmitter. Recording consists of newscast and music.

Starting time: 20:30 UTC

Frequency: 9730 kHz

Location: Plymouth, MN

Receiver and antenna: Hammarlund HQ-180, longwire

Radio Afghanistan Station ID (English): 1976

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes:

The first [Radio Afghanistan] recording is from 1976. The recording was made with the GRUNDIG Satellit 600 Professional recorder unit prototype I got from my uncle who worked at GRUNDIG as mentioned before.

Date: ?, sometime in 1976

Time: around 1130 GMT/UTC

QRG: 15195 kHz

Listen carefully to this recording. In the background you can hear the VOA Yankee Doodle played before starting its programmes. The programme was broadcast via the BBC Ascencion Island Relay, at 1130 GMT the VOA programme in Spanish for South America began. Later in the recording you can also hear Radio Moscow's ID signal.

VOA- Mars Landing (20 July, 1976)

Voice of America shortwave coverage of the landing of
an unmanned spacecraft (Viking 1) on Mars.

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia.

Viking 1 (1976) information-

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/viking-1/

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/sunset-at-the-viking-lander-1-site

Other broadcasts-

https://archive.org/details/@i_holder

 

Death of Mao Zedong (1976)

Radio Peking- Death of Mao Zedong (9 September 1976)

The death of Chairman Mao at 82 in 1976 brought to an end
the Cultural Revolution which cost millions of lives.

Monitored from Radio Peking shortwave service.
Commentary in English and funeral music.

Recording made off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

Other broadcasts-

https://archive.org/details/@i_holder

Radio Nederland's "What's New": November 6, 1976

Paul's reel tape containing this Radio Netherland's recording

Paul's reel tape containing this Radio Netherland's recording

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Harner, who notes:

Radio Nederland's "What's New" was a Saturday night program that featured hits from the weekly Dutch Top 30.  The show was co-hosted by American Bruce Parsons and Australian Graham GIll.  Based on the charts from that week, this show aired on 6 November 1976.  Shows like "What's New" introduced me to pop/rock artists that didn't receive airplay in the USA.  It also introduced me to other shows on Radio Nederland later on, such as "His And Hers," "Happy Station," and especially "Media Network."

Voice of America (and other broadcasters): May 1976

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Brian D. Smith, W9IND, who notes:

This recording of shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America and other stations was made in mid-May 1976. A newscast reference to a Nebraska presidential primary several days earlier (May 11) provides a solid clue to the approximate recording date.
I recovered this recording from a cassette. At the time I was a 19-year-old shortwave radio enthusiast living near Indianapolis, and most likely I made this recording in hopes of preserving information that would help me obtain a QSL (verification) card from the station.
The longest story on this Voice of America broadcast focuses on the 1976 presidential primary elections and whether they're worth the time and cost. Shorter recordings of other shortwave stations appear before and after the VOA broadcast -- I was obviously doing some dial spinning on my Hallicrafters S-108 receiver. And my recording "technique" was nothing more than setting the cassette microphone next to the radio speaker.
The 40-year-old cassette broke when I first tried to transfer the recording to my computer, so I fixed it with my tried-and-true "broke teenager" method: Scotch tape, scissors and a blank cassette that I cut and spliced to the old tape.

Middle Eastern And Ecuadorian Music (Circa 1976-1978)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, for this recording of Middle Eastern and Ecuadorian Music from the late 1970's

Greg comments:

"Recorded from shortwave radio stations around 1976-1978 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The Ecuadorian music is from radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador. I am not sure of the origin of the middle eastern music, but I think it might be from the Voice of Iran."

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HCJB 45th Anniversary Program: December 25, 1976

HCJB radio station staff in 1946, including engineer Clayton Howard (front row left), co-founder Clarence Jones (front row right) and future HCJB president Abe Van Der Puy (front row, fourth from left) -- Source: Wikipedia

HCJB radio station staff in 1946, including engineer Clayton Howard (front row left), co-founder Clarence Jones (front row right) and future HCJB president Abe Van Der Puy (front row, fourth from left) -- Source: Wikipedia

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, for this 1976 recording of HCJB's 45th Anniversary. This is a special program was broadcast on Christmas Day of 1976 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the founding of HCJB.

Greg made this recording from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on December 25, 1976 at 02:30 UTC on 6095 kHz. 

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HCJB DX Partyline: Dec. 7, 1976

The grounds of radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador (Source:  Mschaa )

The grounds of radio station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador (Source: Mschaa)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, who has shared this recording of the program DX Partyline on HCJB, Quito, Ecuador.

This recording was made in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 7, 1976 between 0230-0300 UTC, on 6095 kHz.

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Voice of Iran: December 5, 1976

Golestan Palace, the seat of Qajar kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site (Image:  Public Domain )

Golestan Palace, the seat of Qajar kings, a Unesco World Heritage Site (Image: Public Domain)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom for this 1976 recording of the Voice of Iran.

Greg notes:

"This recording might be of historical interest. It is the Voice of Iran from December 1976, three years before the revolution in Iran that overthrew the Shah and established the current Islamic Republic. The recording is of the full half-hour broadcast and includes the news, some Iranian music, and a segment on falconry as a sport. There is some occasional interference from single-sideband station."

This VOI recording was made on December 5, 1976 at 20:00 UTC on 9,022 kHz.

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Radio Nederland ("Happy Station Show"), "Why Join a DX Club?", LW Beacons: December 27, 1976

Greg Shoom used a Sony CRF-5090. ( Photo courtesy of Universal Radio )

Greg Shoom used a Sony CRF-5090. (Photo courtesy of Universal Radio)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, who submits this recording which includes Radio Nederland's Happy Station Show from December 27, 1976.  Greg writes:

"This is the first of a set of DX cassette tapes I made back in the late 1970s. Most of it is a recording of the broadcast of the Christmas 1976 edition of the Happy Station program on Radio Nederland.

Following that is a short segment "Why join a DX club?" (broadcaster, date, and frequency of recording unknown), and a few minutes of longwave beacons."

He also includes the playlist/log with notes:

DX Tape 01

  1. "Happy Station" - R. Nederland English language show, Host: Tom Meyer, Dec. 27, 1976, 6165 kHz, 0200-0320 UTC,  SINPO 44444 
  2. "Why Join a DX Club?
  3. IDs: Q, Y, P, W, M, YGK (Longwave beacons) 

Greg made these recordings from 1976-1977 with his Sony CRF-5090 portable radio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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If you can help ID the broadcast, "Why Join a DX Club?" please comment!