Channel Africa: July 31, 2018

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Channel Africa recorded outdoors in London, UK on July 31, 2018 at 1700 UTC, on the frequency of 11885 kHz using GPDWin, AirSpy R2, SpyVerter 2, Bonito GI300 isolator and Bonito MA305 active antenna. The transmitter is located in Meyerton, South Africa. This transmission had a power rating of 500 kW and was directed towards Central and West Africa. The recording contains a news bulletin discussing contested election results in Zimbabwe and Mali.

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.

Voice of Vietnam (Vietnamese): September 18, 2017

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Voice of Vietnam in Vietnamese language, recorded outdoors in London, UK on September 18, 2017 at 1700 UTC on the frequency of 7280 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 100 kW and is located in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Voice of Korea: September 3, 2017

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Voice of Korea, DPRK recorded in London, UK on September 3, 2017 at 1338 UTC, on the frequency of 15245 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 200 kW and is located in Kujang, DPRK. North Korea's successful sixth nuclear test is officially announced at 5 minutes, 6 seconds into the recording. Severe jamming can be heard concurrently with the transmission.

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.

Radio Nigeria Kaduna: September 1, 2016

Radio Nigeria Kaduna recorded in London, UK on September 1, 2016 at 1830 UTC, on the frequency of 6090 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The non-directional transmitter has a power rating of 100 kW and is located in Kaduna-Jarji, Nigeria. The signal is usually a challenging catch in Europe; the station ID can be heard at 9 minutes 54 seconds into the recording.

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. 

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. 

AIR National Channel: May 1, 2016

All India Radio's National Channel recorded in London, UK on May 1, 2016 at 1802 UTC, on the frequency of 9380 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

Firedrake Jammer: May 1, 2016

"ACCELERATE SCIENCE AND MODERNISATION" (1978)

"ACCELERATE SCIENCE AND MODERNISATION" (1978)

Firedrake Jammer on top of Radio Free Asia recorded in London, UK on May 1, 2016 at 1759 UTC, on the frequency of 9965 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter power and location are unknown.

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".

KBS World Radio (English): April 6, 2016

KBS World Radio recorded in London, UK on April 6, 2016 at 1559 UTC, on the frequency of 9515 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Kimjae, South Korea.

Voice of Korea: April 9, 2016

Voice of Korea, DPRK recorded in London, UK on April 9, 2016 at 1638 UTC, on the frequency of 11645 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. SDR#'s IF noise reduction plugin was used to mitigate the severe levels of static arising from poor propagation conditions. The transmitter has a power rating of 200 kW and is located in Kujang, DPRK. In this recording, the testing of a new intercontinental ballistic missile component is announced, possibly making this broadcast historically significant. 

KCBS Pyongyang: April 9, 2016

Korean Central Broadcasting Station, Pyongyang recorded in London, UK on April 9, 2016 at 1601 UTC, on the frequency of 11680 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. SDR#'s IF noise reduction plugin was used to mitigate the severe levels of static arising from poor propagation conditions. The non-directional transmitter has a power rating of 50 kW and is located in Kanggye, DPRK.

The Sound of Hope: April 6, 2016

The Sound of Hope (Xi Wang Zhi Sheng) recorded in London, UK on April 6, 2016 at 1600 UTC, on the frequency of 9155 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 100W and is located in Taiwan. This transmission is usually a difficult catch in Europe due to its low power rating and non-directional nature. SDR#'s IF noise reduction plugin was used to make speech more intelligible.

AIR National Channel: September 15, 2015

All India Radio's National Channel recorded in London, UK on September 15, 2015 at 1652 UTC, on the frequency of 9380 kHz using SDRPlay with SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is an interesting catch in Europe, as the transmission is directed southwards.

Radio Belarus (German): September 24, 2015

Radio Belarus recorded in London, UK on September 24, 2015 at 1800 UTC, on the frequency of 11730 kHz using SDRPlay with SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole. The transmitter has a power rating of 150 kW and is located in Minsk, Belarus. The characteristic hum from the transmitter was removed using Vasili Beliakov's SDR# IF processor plugin.

Radio Denge Kurdistane: September 24, 2015

Radio Denge Kurdistane recorded in London, UK on September 24, 2015 at 1652 UTC, on the frequency of 11600 kHz using SDRPlay with SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole. At the start of the recording, the transmission originates from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria. At 1700 UTC that transmission closes, and recommences on the same frequency from Issoudun, France.