Voice of Turkey: August 1, 2018

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Voice of Turkey recorded in London, UK on August 01, 2018 at 1900 UTC on the frequency of 9460 kHz using AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference.

Radio Japan (English): July 26, 2018

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Radio Japan in English recorded in London, UK on July 26, 2018 at 0500 UTC, on the frequency of 9860 kHz using, SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Santa Maria di Galeria, Italy. This transmission had a power rating of 250 kW and was directed towards West Africa. The recording contains the news bulletin announcing the execution of the six members of a Japanese doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo (including its leader, Shoko Asahara -- real name Chizuo Matsumoto), who were held responsible for the deaths of dozens of people.

Medi 1 (Morocco): July 15, 2016

Medi 1 recorded in London, UK on July 15, 2016 at 2100 UTC on the frequency of 9575 kHz using a Tecsun PL-680 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. News in Moroccan Arabic at the start, news in French one hour into the recording.

Voice of Turkey (English): July 17, 2016

Voice of Turkey recorded in London, UK on July 17, 2016 at 2200 UTC on the frequency of 9830 kHz using a Tecsun PL-680 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference.

Radio Thailand: June 13, 2016

Radio Thailand's English service recorded in London, UK on June 13, 2016 at 1900 UTC on the frequency of 9390 kHz using FunCube Dongle Pro+ and SDR# with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Udon Thani, Thailand. 

Medi1: May 26, 2016

Medi1 Radio, Morocco recorded in London, UK on May 26, 2016 at 0249 UTC on the frequency of 9575 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Nador, Morocco. 

All India Radio (Urdu): May 23, 2016

All India Radio Urdu service recorded in London, UK on May 23, 2016 at 0055 UTC on the frequency of 11620 kHz using FunCube Dongle Pro+ and SDR# with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 500 kW and is located in Bengaluru, India. 

Voice of Greece: May 16, 2016

I Foní tis Elládas : Elliniki Radiofonia/ The Voice of Greece : Hellenic Radio

I Foní tis Elládas : Elliniki Radiofonia/ The Voice of Greece : Hellenic Radio

Voice of Greece recorded in London, UK on May 16, 2016 at 2300 UTC on the frequency of 9420 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 170 kW and is located in Avlis, Greece. 

Voice of Vietnam: September 2, 2015

Voice of Vietnam recorded in London, UK on September 2, 2015 at 2030 UTC on the frequency of 9730 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. This was a special broadcast dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Vietnam's declaration of independence.

The transmitter has a power rating of 100 kW and is located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Due to a malfunctioning of the recorder, there were several short gaps in the recording, which were filled in using an earlier (weaker) recording of same broadcast on 7280 kHz at 1900 UTC on the same day. The gaps were as follows:

01:30.619s - 6.415 seconds long
02:08.512s - 1.486 seconds long
02:44.216s - 3.366 seconds long
03:02.060s - 28.847 seconds long

Voice of Nigeria (DRM): May 29, 2015

Voice of Nigeria in DRM mode recorded in London, UK on May 29, 2015 at 1859 UTC on the frequency of 15120 kHz using a NewStar DR111 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Abuja, Nigeria and has a power rating of 250 kW. The recording is of the news bulletin announcing the first peaceful transition of power to the new democratically elected president of Nigeria. 

Radio Nacional de España: February 25, 2016

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Radio Nacional de España recorded in London, UK on February 25, 2016 at 0600 UTC on the frequency of 585 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Madrid, Spain and has a power rating of 500 kW. This is a local service targeted at the domestic audience.

Radio Riyadh: April 24, 2016

Radio Riyadh recorded in London, UK on April 24, 2016 at 2100 UTC on the frequency of 9555 kHz using a FunCube Dongle Pro+ SDR, SDR# software, Lowe PR-150 preselector and a DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 500 kW and is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The transmission is directed north-westwards (295°) towards the Maghreb region of Africa.

Brief programme summary kindly provided by @K7al_L3afta:

  • Start of the recording: News, followed by music
  • 22m 00s: a program called "Arabic Aether" that compiles segments from Arabic radio stations
  • 51m 15s: the signal is interrupted when the presenter announces the next program's name
  • 57m 40s: later, at the end of it, the program's title is repeated: "A Heart's Swing". A romantic Arabic poetry program.
  • 60m 00s: Weekly Sunday program called "Najdi Air" or "The Air of Najd" (Najd is a Saudi city). Talk and music show discussing various topics each week and people call to give their opinion and insight. The topic in the recording is "Organising work priorities".

All India Radio (GOS): December 4, 2015

All India Radio's General Overseas Service recorded in London, UK on December 4, 2015 at 2053 UTC on the frequency of 9445 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. Despite these RFI reduction efforts, the initial recording was badly damaged by the noise from several nearby powerline networking adapters (before the correct phasing settings in the NCC-1 unit could be identified, which ultimately nulled this noise) and by degraded propagation towards the end of the transmission. Fortunately, post-processing the recording in SDR# using its noise reduction plugins made the audio listenable once again.

Antena Satelor: February 25, 2016

Antena Satelor, Romania recorded in London, UK on February 25, 2016 at 0143 UTC on the frequency of 153 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector, DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Brașov, Romania and has a power rating of 200 kW. This is a local service targeted at the domestic audience. At about 0530 UTC (0730 local time in Brașov; 3 hours 46 minutes into the recording) the night-time skywave propagation path is finally completely disrupted by the sunlight reaching into Romania (26 minutes after sunrise).

Voice of Turkey: February 18, 2016

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Voice of Turkey recorded in London, UK on February 18, 2016 at 0900 UTC, on the frequency of 15350 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with Lowe PR-150 preselector and a Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna. The transmitter is located in Emirler, Turkey and has a power rating of 500 kW.

Radio Australia: October 7, 2013

Radio Australia recorded in London, UK on October 7, 2013 at 2029 UTC on the frequency of 11695 kHz using a Eton Satellit 750 radio with a Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna (positioned indoors) and a variable attenuator purchased in Maplin. The transmitter is located in Shepparton, Australia and has a power rating of 100 kW. This was Radio Australia's dedicated South East Asia service that could be heard very clearly in Europe on most evenings. It has been discontinued as of 2015.

RTV Tunisia: December 25, 2013

RTV Tunisia recorded in London, UK on December 25, 2013 at 0515 UTC, on the frequency of 7225 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with Lowe PR-150 preselector and a Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna. The transmitter was located in Sfax, Tunisia. The shortwave relay of this service appears to be off-air as of 2014.

Radio Habana Cuba (English): June 12, 2015

Radio Habana Cuba (English service) recorded in London, UK on June 12, 2015 at 0300 UTC on the frequency of 6000 kHz using a Tecsun PL-680 radio with a Lowe PR-150 preselector, two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) and a DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser. The transmitter is located in Quivicán, Cuba and has a power rating of 250 kW. The recording has mild distortion because of an incorrect audio gain setting on the recorder.

Antena Satelor: September 14, 2015

Antena Satelor, Romania recorded in London, UK on September 14, 2015 at 0100 UTC on the frequency of 153 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with a Lowe PR-150 preselector and a Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna (positioned indoors). The transmitter is located in Brașov, Romania and has a power rating of 200 kW. This is a local service targeted at the domestic audience. The recording ends with the Romanian national anthem.

Polskie Radio Jedynka: December 25, 2013

Polskie Radio Jedynka recorded in London, UK on December 25, 2013 at 0004 UTC on the frequency of 225 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with a Lowe PR-150 preselector and a Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antenna (positioned indoors). The transmitter is located in Solec Kujawski, Poland and has a power rating of 1000 kW. This is a local service targeted at the domestic audience. The recording is of the Polish Christmas service that was broadcast nationally.