1981 & 1982: Various International Time Signal Stations

One of four WWV time code generators in late August, 2014 (Photo: Thomas Witherspoon)

One of four WWV time code generators in late August, 2014 (Photo: Thomas Witherspoon)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recordings he has transferred from audio cassette. Tom includes the following notes:

I combined several audio files of some of the common time signal stations available back in 1981 and 1982 into one clip. These were made using a DX-302 which had poor image rejection and you can hear some stations behind WWV which shouldn't be there, such as RCI's interval signal at one point.

00:00 - VNG, Australia - August 16, 1981 on 12.000 MHz at ???? UTC
03:02 - LOL, Argentina - October 15, 1981 on 15.000 MHz at 2349 UTC
07:27 - BPM, China - January 16, 1982 on 10.000 MHz at 1255 UTC
08:38 - ZUO, South Africa - December 18, 1982 on 5.000 MHz at 0329 UTC

China Radio International, English: August 14, 2014

The   Li River   in Guangxi (Source: Public Domain via WikiPedia)

The Li River in Guangxi (Source: Public Domain via WikiPedia)

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this six hour recording of China Radio International's English language service. 

Recorded in Europe on August 14, 2014 starting at 07:00 UTC on 17,490 kHz. Frank used a Kenwood R-5000 receiver and Wellbrook ALA 1530+ antenna.

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Radio Beijing: June 3, 1989

"Tank Man" temporarily stops the advance of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, in Beijing.   This photograph (one of four similar versions) was taken by   Jeff Widener   of the   Associated Press  . (Source: Wikipedia)

"Tank Man" temporarily stops the advance of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, in Beijing. This photograph (one of four similar versions) was taken by Jeff Widener of the Associated Press. (Source: Wikipedia)

In this off-air recording of Radio Beijing, made on June 3rd, 1989, you'll hear the news reader/editor depart from the script and comment on the massacre of protestors in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

It’s believed this announcer was detained shortly after the broadcast and spent years in a detention (re-training) camp.

We have few details about the shortwave radio listener who recorded this Radio Beijing broadcast.

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China Radio International, English language service: March 28, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this 5+ hour recording of China Radio International. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on March 28, 2014, on 17,490 kHz, starting at 07:00 UTC.

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China Radio International, English: February 5, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: over 6 hours of China Radio International's English language service. This broadcast was recorded on February 5, 2014 by SRAA contributor, Frank, in Europe around 7:00 UTC on 17,490 kHz. This broadcast originates from the Kashi-Saibagh transmitter in China (500 kW).

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China Radio International, English: January 31, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: over 6 hours of China Radio International's English language service. This broadcast was recorded on January 31, 2014 by SRAA contributor, Frank, in Europe around 7:00 UTC on 17490 kHz.

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China Radio International English Service

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Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of China Radio International's (CRI) English Service.

Recorded on 17,490 kHz on September 13, 2013, starting at 07:00 UTC. This CRI broadcast originated from a 500 kW transmitter located at the Kashi transmitter site in China.

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