Radio New Zealand International: May 24, 2014

Road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand by  B.muirhead  (WikiMedia Commons)

Road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand by B.muirhead (WikiMedia Commons)

For your listening pleasure: two hours, fifty nine minutes of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on May 24, 2014 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,700 kHz. This recording was made on a WinRadio Excalibur SDR and a large horizontal delta loop wire antenna.

This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

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Radio New Zealand International: November 22, 2013

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For your listening pleasure: two full hours of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on November 22, 2013 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,765 kHz.

This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Radio New Zealand International

The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) provides the interval signal for RNZI (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

One of my favorite shortwave radio broadcasters is Radio New Zealand International. RNZI has authoritative news--with a focus on NZ and the Pacific islands--music, sports and their own unique character, though they operate on a very modest budget by international broadcasting standards.

The RNZI interval signal is charming and unmistakable: the call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

Fortunately, in the 3 hour recording of RNZI below, I caught not only the interval signal as the broadcast began, but also as it went off the air. This recording was made on March 14th 2013 starting around 8:00 UTC on 9,765 kHz. (You'll note news of the Pope.)

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Note to SWLing Post reader, Mike: I hope you enjoy these sounds from home!