DSWCI Special 60th Anniversary Broadcast: December 3, 2016

DSWCI (Danish Shortwave Club International) special 60th anniversary broadcast recorded in London, UK on December 3, 2016 at 1959 UTC, on the frequency of 9715 kHz using, SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter, 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 is located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The power rating of this transmission was 125 kW.

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 1992 logo

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.

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.

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.

Bogusman Radio: May 26, 2014

For your listening pleasure: European pirate radio station, Bogusman Radio.

This recording was submitted by UK-based SRAA contributor, London Shortwave who writes:

"[This is] something I caught on my Lowe HF-150 on May 26 while scanning the 49 meter band. It sounds like a local pirate radio station and it appears that the program was pre-recorded and then left on repeat for that evening (speech and music).
My recording starts at 20:05 UTC on the frequency of 6,305 kHz. I used DX Engineering's NCC-1 Phaser and two Wellbrook antennas to cope with local QRM."

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