25 March 2011


BOC 23 - ascolti HF

Qualche altro ascolto in onde corte a Bocca di Magra, nella porzione HF, fatti con Dario Monferini.

5865 19/03 2156- RTA Radio Algerienne, via TX France, Holy Kuran. Some talks in Arabic. VERY GOOD. BOC23

5875 19/03 2200- BBC WS, via Thailand, id, newsin English. FAIR. BOC23

5954.25 18/03 0000- Radio Republica, Clandestine via Costa Rica, id talks in Spanish against Cuba govern, strong QRM like jammer. FAIR/POOR. BOC23

6025.11 19/03 0021- Radio Amanacer Internacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep. religious talks in Spanish about the Adventist Church. FAIR. BOC23

6055 19/03 2020- Radio Rwanda, african slow songs, talk in Vernacular and some French with a clear id. GOOD. BOC23

6070 19/03 2032- Radio Belarus, African music (we are not crazy) introduced and discussed by a girl, clearly in Belarus language. May be a program dedicated to African workers in Belarus ???. GOOD. BOC23

6185 19/03 *1500-1525* Voce della Turchia, in Italian "Impariamo il Turco". GOOD. BOC23

6185 19/03 0249- Radio Educacion, Mexico, latin nice songs, at 0259 strong QRM splash. FAIR. BOC23

6215 19/03 1945- Unid (Clandestine presumed), in Arabic, talking about Libya, Hamas, Arafat, Egypt, mujahedin... with like militant songs. GOOD. BOC23

6310 18/03 2203- Pirate, Spaceshuttle presumed, reported by Dr.Tim, nice music and songs no stop: blues, country, jazz... good broadcast quality. FAIR/GOOD. BOC23

6877 20/03 1045- Odyssey Dawn operation, Mediterranean Sea or Sky. Loop message to people of Libya in 3 languages : Arabic, English, French. In USB. At 1150 Jamming but good reception the same. Then activity in French observed on 6712 kHz at around 1130 UTC. 4196 was observed active in the afternoon. At 1733 UTC O5M... calling EL1, then others, man voices speaking in English with French accent. Another frequency involved in Odyssey Dawn operation is 6688 as reported by Borgnino and BCL news. SUFF/GOOD. BOC23

6959.54 19/03 1918- Radio Atlantic, Ireland, talks in English and pop oldies. FAIR. BOC23

7200 18/03 1945- Sudan RTVC, Sudanese usual music and songs. FAIR. BOC23

7200 19/03 2000- VOIRI, Voice of Iran in Bosniac, reports, talks about Sudan. Clobbering Sudan Radio. VERY GOOD. BOC23

7255 19/03 2110- Voice of Nigeria, long talk in African language (reported Fulani) mentioning some countries. At 2123 African music and talks about Nigeria. Modulation little low. GOOD. BOC23

7265 19/03 2125- CRI, China Radio Int. Tx Urumqi, China, in Italian, Chinese lessons to help you to eat at the restaurant. Rice & Fish... VERY GOOD. BOC23

7295 18/03 0015- Traxx FM, Malaysia, songs and talks in English. FAIR. BOC23

9479 18/03 2022- WTWW, Lebanon, TN, USA, religious program in English. FAIR. BOC23

9500 18/03 2226- ABC, Radio Australia, reports in English, ids at 2029 and 2030, then songs. FAIR. BOC23

9525 20/03 1935- TWR, Swaziland, start program in French with religious talks about life meaning. In LSB to avoid QRM from Voice of Indonesia on 9525.9 in English. FAIR. BOC23

9525.96 18/03 1940- Voice of Indonesia, in English, Indonesian pop songs. Repeated Ids and address at 1956. At 1958 ids in French and start of the French program, stopped by CRI broadcasting to Europe in Russian on the same frequency since 2000. Not a good idea! GOOD/POOR. BOC23

9705 18/03 2035-2100* Radio Ethiopia, nice Horn of Africa songs, like cultural program, at 2055 news, National Anthem and S/off at 2100. SUFF/GOOD. BOC23

9705 18/03 2100- La Voix du Sahel, news in French, weak signal audible only after Ethiopia S/off. WEAK. BOC23

11660 19/03 1645- ABC, Radio Australia, songs and easy talks about daily life, in English. GOOD. BOC23

11725 18/03 2001- Radio New Zealand Int., news in English, then sport about the City warriors and footbal, with fading. FAIR/GOOD. BOC23

11730 18/03 1125- KSDA, AWR, Agat, Guam, talks in Asian language, religious music. FAIR. BOC23

11730 20/03 1830- Radio Pilipinas (presumed), Philippines, in Tagalog, conversation mentioning USA. GOOD. BOC23

11750 18/03 2005- AWR, via South Africa, broadcast in French to Africa in // 11755 on close channel (maybe to get a better reception on small receivers ?). I made a "photo" to the waterfall. Fair on both channels. Talks about family. FAIR. BOC23

11750 19/03 1120-1128* KTWR, Agana, Guam, talks in unid language, id and off at 1128. POOR/WEAK. BOC23

13590 19/03 1932- CVC One Africa, Zambia, songs introduced by a speaker with strong American accent. GOOD. BOC23

13650 19/03 1937- Radio Kuwait & Radio Canada Int. jamming together, the first with Arabic songs, the latter with reports in French. Both good signal. There are so many frequencies free on this band ! GOOD. BOC23

15120 20/03 1821- Voice of Nigeria, reports in English. Good signal but not so good modulation. GOOD. BOC23

17700 19/03 1610- Sudan Interact Radio, via Ascension, reports about African countries, Darfur, Sudan. Ids and address. GOOD. BOC23

17745 19/03 1620- Sudan Radio Service, via Portugal, nice Sudanese songs, one mentioning Sudan Radio like a jingle long song. VERY GOOD. BOC23

Receivers: Perseus SDR (with Downconverter NTI FMC 108-28 for FM), RF SPpace SDR-IQ & SDR-14, Sony XDR-F1HD for FM, AOR AR5000A, Degen 1103 (Filters 80 + 110 kHz for FM), Degen DE1106, Sangean ATS 909 (with PI code decoder and 2 filters 110 kHz), Tecsun PL-606. Blaupunkt car radio for Opel Zafira.

Antenna: Wellbrook LFL 1010 (Loop outdoor), 8 meters wire for Degen DE1106, 10 & 5 FM elements log periodic RKB, 2 elements Yagu FM made by Alessandro Capra.


Bocca di Magra DX Nights - Tropicali

Con Dario Monferini, DX editor di Play DX sono tornato a Bocca di Magra per un'altra DX night session, la numero 23. Ovvero BOC 23. Sono venuti a trovarci anche Alessandro Capra e Marzio Vizzoni.

Ecco gli ascolti in Banda Tropicale

2310 19/03 2006- ABC VL8A, Alice Springs, Australia, songs, weak but clear. No signals on 2325 & 2485. SUFF. BOC23

3200 19/03 0301- TWR, Swaziland, talks in English, WEAK/FAIR. BOC23

3230 18/03 1928- Family Radio, via South Africa, usual long religious talks in English, WEAK. BOC23

3255 18/03 1930- BBC, via South Africa, reports in English, WEAK/FAIR. BOC23

3915 19/03 2148- BBC WS, Singapore, reports about Libya, FAIR. BOC23

3922 19/03 2142- Borderhunter, Dutch Pirate, folk music no stop, some blank space among the traces. Thanks Silveri Gomez & Roberto Pavanello tips. FAIR/GOOD. BOC23

4026 18/03 1934- Laser Hot Hits, pop songs, FAIR. BOC23

4319 18/03 2140- AFRTS, Diego Garcia, talks about Iraq, USB. FAIR. BOC23

4750 20/03 1810-1921* Dunamis Shortwave Radio (presumed), Uganda, no stop African songs and music, some religious songs, without talks, no id. with fading. Off at 1921. FAIR. BOC23

4765 18/03 1925- Radio Tajikistan, folk slow songs. GOOD. BOC23

4780 18/03 1922- RTV Djibouti, long talks. GOOD. BOC23

4810 18/03 1918- Armenian National Radio, reports in Arabic, mentioning many time Armenia, songs. GOOD. BOC23

4835 18/03 2133- ABC VL8A Alice Springs, Australia, reports in English. Not audible signals on 4910. FAIR. BOC23

4845.24 21/03 2225- Radio Cultura, Manaus, Brazil, Brazilian songs. FAIR. BOC23

4880 19/03 1815- SW Radio Africa, via South Africa, long political talks in English. GOOD. BOC23

4895 18/03 0009- Mongolian Radio, talks, modulation a little bit low. Then music. FAIR. BOC23

4940 18/03 1910- VOA, Sao Tome, international reports in English. VERY GOOD. BOC23

5005 21/03 2000-2005* Radio Nacional Bata, Guinea Equatorial, News in Spanish read by a woman, at 2005 one minute blank, then African songs. Heard again after some time. FAIR. BOC23

5010 19/03 1735- Radio TV Malagasy & AIR Thirun..., India... both strong making jamming each other. Talks. GOOD. BOC23

5025 21/03 2345- Radio Rebelde, La Habana, Cuba, Songs, IDs. SUFF. BOC23

5025 19/03 *2129- ABC VL8K Khaterine, Australia, start BC on 60 meters. "Good morning" and English news. // 4835 with nice signal too; no signal on 4910 kHz. Good. BOC23

5040 19/03 1738- AIR Jeypore, India, reports in English, mentioning Pakistan. GOOD. BOC23

5040 21/03 2350- Radio Habana, Cuba, Caribbean Service in Spanish. SUFF. BOC23

5066.35 18+19/03 1742-1904* Radio Candip, Bunia, Congo Democratic, Tentative. just final talk and S/off. On 19/03 at 1742 woman talking. At 1820 still on air, talks in French, better signal. FAIR/WEAK. BOC23

Receivers: Perseus SDR (with Downconverter NTI FMC 108-28 for FM), RF SPpace SDR-IQ & SDR-14, Sony XDR-F1HD for FM, AOR AR5000A, Degen 1103 (Filters 80 + 110 kHz for FM), Degen DE1106, Sangean ATS 909 (with PI code decoder and 2 filters 110 kHz), Tecsun PL-606. Blaupunkt car radio for Opel Zafira.

Antenna: Wellbrook LFL 1010 (Loop outdoor), 8 meters wire for Degen DE1106, 10 & 5 FM elements log periodic RKB, 2 elements Yagu FM made by Alessandro Capra.

14 March 2011


Radio Santa Cruz again

Nice Radio Santa Cruz after some weeks of bad signals. Voice of Africa, Lybia, on air as nothing is happening.

RX: Collins 51S-1 & Drake R4-C; ANT: T2FD 15 meters long
QTH: Milano, Italia
SW Blog: http://radiodxsw.blogspot.com/

4845.2 13/3 0117 Radio Cultura, Manaus, Brazil, concitaded religious talks. Fair

5950 13/3 0040 Bible Voice, relay in Germany, religious talks in slow English, over Family Radio, in English too. So something like a religious marmelade, with Bible voice dominant.

6134.8 13/3 0100-0113* Radio Santa Cruz, Bolivia, news. Also about tsunami in Japan, with info about the nuclear fears and Caritas helps. Better in LSB to avoid Radio Aparecida on 6135. Great ids at 0108 and 0109, then the usual Radio Santa Cruz song. Off at 0113. Fair

6165 13/3 R.D. Tchadienne, Chad. Long talks in French about Chad and Ndjamena social situation. Fair/good

11725 13/3 2020 Radio New Zealand Int. Conversations, also about science and education in New Zealand. Some noise from another stations, about 100 Hz lower, maybe Radio Marumby.

11775 13/3 2030 Dr. Gene Network, Anguilla, long religious talk in English. Good

11780 13/3 2037 Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Brazil, sport live, fair

11815 13/3 2010 Radio Brasil Central, sport live, good signal but QRM from BBC on 11810 and Riyadh 11820. In this situation SDR rx give better reception. With 51S-1 I got fair reception in LSB and moving the Rejection Tuning knob.

15120 13/3 1850 Voice of Nigeria, talks in English about Nigeria, some Yoruba style music. Other music, id. Modulation a bit low. Good signal

15190 13/3 1902 Radio Inconfidencia, Brazil, sport live "Goooooollllll" . weak/fair with slow fading. (with the SDR-14 I observed another carrier 30 Hz higher)

15290 14/3 1206-1229* Radio Jordan, Arabic service, reports also about Lybia. Later Arabic songs. Off at 1229. Good

15330 13/3 1916 Radio Martì, USA, to Cuba, rap in Spanish, easy talks. Fair.

15345 13/3 1910 Radio Nacional Argentina, cultural program talking about books and writers, also Orson Wells. "Por Radio Nacional... radio publica..." Fair. Few QRM from Morocco. At 2003 Good

15365 13/3 2000 Radio Canada Int. start of the Portuguese program to Brazil. Not reported by EIBI 1 March edition. Good

15370 13/3 1925-1955* Radio Habana, Cuba, Cuban special Army program. End at 1955 with id and s.off

17725 13/3 14.50 Voice of Africa, Sabrata, Libya, talks about Senegal, id and songs, in English. Fair/good

17745 13/3 1500 Sudan Radio Service, Clandestine via Sines, Portugal, start of the program in Arabic with many ids, very good

17895 13/3 1505 VOA, Sao Tome & Principe, English program, rap songs. Good

12 March 2011


Radio Senado: grande musica

Radio Senado in versione stazione locale con segnale anche davvero buono e ottima musica brasiliana.

5990 11/3 2115 Radio Senado, Brazil, political talks about federal government. Also ids with internet URL. At 2129 very nice Brazilian songs and music. Stopped at 2159 by Radio Poland. Fair/very good

9505 11/3 2050 CVC OneAfrica, Zambia, pop songs, several ids on the hour, great signal, very good

9526 11/3 1827 Voice of Indonesia, German program,talks, ids, Indonesian music, pop songs, very good

9535 11/3 2103 Radio Thailand, in Thai, talks like reports mentioning so many time Thai and Thailand. Id at 2109. Very Good

9730 11/3 2111 Radio Vietnam, French program, talking about Vietnam and international politics, fair

11725 11/3 *1850 R. New Zealand International, Interval signal, at 1852 id in English and start program in unid language (reported as Samoan). Very good signal, it went over DW co-channel

15190 11/3 1945 Radio Inconfidencia, Brazil, Brazilian love songs, over another station (Radio Africa?), fair. Good at 2025

15345 11/3 2033 RAE, Argentina, program in French, good

RX: Collins 51S-1 & Drake R8
QTH: Milano city, Italy


Nuovo volmet della RAF su 4235 kHz

Nuovo volmet della RAF su 4235 e altri

4235 11/3 2135 RAF Volmet, new frequency, reported by some DXers. Meteo info service // 5450. Real strong signal

6676 11/3 1930 Brisbane Volmet, Australia, meteo airports info, USB, fair

6676 11/3 1940 Bangkok Volmet, Thailand, meteo airports info, USB good

8828 11/3 1915 Hong Kong Volmet, start broadcasting, airports meteo info, USB, weak

8828 11/3 1920 Auckland Volmet, New Zealand, airports meteo info, USB, weak

RX: Collins 51S-1 & Drake R8
ANT: T2FD 15 meters long
QTH: Milano

10 March 2011


SDR-Radio software test versione 1.2

Alcuni ascolti con il ricevitore SDR RFspace SDR-14, provando la nuova versione 1.2 del programma di gestione SDR-Radio (antenna T2FD). Verso le 3.30 utc c’erano anche un po’ di segnalini americani in onde medie, ma le mie condizioni di ascolto non mi hanno aiutato. Sono riuscito a tirare fuori solo 1510 WWZN da Boston.

Il software in questione va piuttosto bene anche se è ancora in fase di sviluppo. Al momento gestisce i ricevitori SDR della RFspace: SDR-14, SDR-IQ e il nuovo NetSDR.

5025 10/3 0245 Radio Rebelde, Cuba, phone talks, good

5045 10/3 0204 Radio Cultura do Parà, Brazil, nice serious Brazilian music, weak/fair

5755 10/3 0225 WTWW, USA, religious talks, fair

5875 10/3 0230 WHRI, USA, History of USA, very good

6160 10/3 0130 CKZN St.John's, Canada, conversation, CBC One, weak, better in LSB

7200 10/3 0248 Sudan RTVC, folk songs, fair

9265 10/3 0115 WINB, USA, "Alleluja, Alleluja" in Spanish & English, fair, good

9370 10/3 0121 Deewa Radio, via Sri Lanka, talks, ids, rep in Pashto,

9564.95 10/3 0107 Radio Super Deus è Amor, usual sermon, fair

9610 10/3 0103 Vatican Radio, via Netherland Antilles, Spanish, religious news, good

9665.1 10/3 0050 Voz Missionaria, Brazil, long talks, some brazilian music, fair

9770 10/3 0043 Radio Habana, Cuba, talks, nice Cuban music, fair

11710.69 10/3 0035 RAE, Argentina, Spanish program, tango music, fair


5520 10/3 0220 Santa Maria OAC, Azores, USB, QSO with Airplains, fair

5598 10/3 0216 Santa Maria OAC, USB, QSO with airplanes, good

5616 10/3 0224 Gander, Canada, USB, working American, good

08 March 2011


Altri ascolti cittadini - LHH di nuovo su 6220 (pare)

Ancora qualche ascolto da Milano città

RX: Collins 51S-1 - ANT: T2FD 15 meters long
QTH: Milano City

4026 8/3 0320 Laser Hot Hits, on air again after problems, Pirate, old rock songs, fair

4780 8/3 0359 RTV Djibouti, music, fair

4960 8/3 0403 vOA, Sao Tome, English news about Africa, good

5025 8/3 0215 Radio Rebelde, Cuba, talks sport & other, great signal

5045 8/3 0233 Radio Cultura do Parà, Brazil, usual songs, some splatter from Radio Habana 5040, weak

6140 8/3 0300 Radio Habana, Cuba, news in Spanish, good

6160 8/3 0303 CKZN, St. John's, Canada, CBC news, fair (better in LSB)

6220 8/3 0311 Laser Hot Hits ? (could be but no id heard because noise, they announced just yesterday they where back here), Pirate, songs, few talks in English, disappeared at 0318, fair but QRM

9665 8/3 0333 Voz Missionaria, Brazil, religious program "Alleluja", good

9675 8/3 0341 REE, via Costa Rica, International reports, Spanish, good

9770 8/3 0345 Radio Habana, Cuba, talks about Cuba, Spanish, good

10000 8/3 0248 Observatorio Nacional, Brazil, usual pips, time, ids, fair

11575 8/3 1405 Radio Pakistan, slow songs, fair/good

11711 8/3 0350 RAE, Argentina, program in French, talks, song, good

15185 8/3 1418 Family Radio, tx?, talks about the Bible, web URL, good

15190 8/3 0238 Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Brazilian songs //AM 880 streaming, few ids, fair, fading

15285 8/3 1258 Radio Athmeeyayathra, tx in Germany, Indian songs, talks, ids, fair

15330 8/3 1430 Radio Martì, USA, clandestine to Cuba, economics, weak

15360 8/3 1254 Radio Habana, Cuba, Spanish, talks about 8th of March "Mujeres" day, weak/fair

15400 8/3 1250 HCJB, Kununurra, Australia, English lesson, good as usual, only some fading

15510 8/3 1435 BBC, Mahe, Seychelles, talks mentioning African countries and Somalia many times, reported in Somali, fair

15610 8/3 1247 WEWN, Catholic Radio, USA. English, religious culture, fair/good

15650 8/3 1243 Voice of Greece, Greek, reports about Greece and Libya. Very good

15690 8/3 1239 Radio Farda, via Sri Lanka, songs, talks, good

15825 8/3 1235 WWCR, USA, talks about Gospel, good

15850 8/3 1304 Galei Zahal, Israele, talks in Hebrew and phone talks, weak and with fading.

17755 8/3 1310 Voice of Turkey, nice Turkish pop songs, multilanguage ids, great signal and audio.

21780 8/3 DW, via UK, talks in German, weak. Higher HF BC in frequency today

Giampiero Bernardini
Milano, Italia

07 March 2011


Ancora prove col Collins 51S-1

Qualche altro ascolto cittadino con il Collins 51S-1. Le condizioni di propagazione vanno e vengono. Movimento anche sui 20 e 15 metri OM.

RX: Collins 51S-1 - ANT: T2FD 15 meters long - QTH Milano city

5910 6/3 0009 Radio Alcaravan, Colombia, nice Colombian songs, weak/fair

5920 6/3 0013 World Harvest Radio, USA, religious talks, good

5954 6/3 0016 Radio Republica, Costa Rica, politics, weak

9565 6/3 0116 Super Radio Deus è Amor, Brazil, talks, weak

9645.3 6/3 0109 Radio Bandeirantes, Brazil, sport, in USB to avoid China, weak

9665 6/3 0102 Voz Missionaria, Brazil, slow songs, talked about Jesus, fair

9725 6/3 0045-0100* VOA, tx?, Latin songs hit parade, off at 0100, good

9770 6/3 0031 Radio Habana, Cuba, nice Cuban songs, fair

9980 6/3 0037 WWCR USA, slow religious speech, fair

10000 6/3 0040 Observatorio Nacional, Brazil, weak, continuos ids, weak

11530 7/3 1408 Denge Mezopotamia, Clandestine to Kurdistan, tx reported in Ukraine, talks, songs, fair/good

11620 7/3 1412 KTWR, Trans World Radio, Guam, talks, Korean (reported), good

11780 6/3 0025 Radio Nacional Amazonia, Brazilian songs, good

11870 7/3 1418 Radio Veritas, Philippines, talks, web URL, Asian language, good

11910 7/3 1424 KTWR, Trans World Radio, Guam, start of English program, interval signal, id, talks. Fair

11920 6/3 0021 HCJB, via Chile, Religious program in Portuguese, very good

13660 7/3 1220 Radio New Zealand Int. Reports, some QRM from CRI on 13665, but not difficult to avoid, fair

05 March 2011


Collins 51S-1 - new entry

Al mio shack dei ricevitori si è aggiunto un nuovo vecchio Collins. E' il famosississmo modello 51S-1, nella versione round emblem (lo stemma tondo della Collins). Questa radio apparteneva a Renato Zucchetti, scomparso circa tre anni fa. Renato, Dxer appassionato dal carattere espansivo e brillante, faceva parte del gruppo di PlayDX. Il ricevitore funziona bene, anche se è stato fermo diverso tempo, e con calma dovrò fare un po' di manutenzione. Un pezzo di storia della radio, quando si ascoltava ancora con i valvolari, ma anche del radioascolto italiano, considerato che è appartenuto a un amico DXer.

(Un 51S-1 round emblem)

Ecco alcuni ascolti fatti in questi giorni mentre lo provavo sulle varie bande broadcasting.

5040 4/3 0010 Radio Habana, Cuba, English program, good

9505 3/3 2345 Radio Record, Brazil, talks, fair

9675 3/3 2335 Cancao Nova, Brazil, songs, ids. Good

9765 5/3 0908 Radio New Zealand Int. Reports in English, weak

10000 3/3 2355 Observatorio Nacional, Brazil, fair

11520 4/3 0040 WEWN, USA, religious in English, fair

11711 4/3 0024 RNE, Argentina, Portuguese program, culture, tango Astor Piazzolla, good

11780 4/3 0034 Radio Nacional Amazonia, talks, good

11815 4/3 0030 Radio Brasil Central, songs, jingles, good

11920 4/3 0037 HCJB, via Chile, religious, portuguese

15190 5/3 0903 Radio Inconfidencia, talks, music, weak

15400 5/3 1310 HCJB, Kununurra, Australia, English, talks, ids, at 1315 DX program "DX PartyLine", good

15590 5/3 1325 Radio Martì, USA, talks, songs, fair, QRM

15610 5/3 1330 WEWN, Catholic Radio, USA, Holy Mass, good

15640 5/3 1333 DW, Trincomalee Relay, Sri Lanka, reports in German, fair

15660 5/3 1336 KSDA, Adventist World Radio, Guam, English, talks about president Lincoln, good

15825 5/3 1339 WWCR, USA, religious talks, good

15850 5/3 1343 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng (Sound of Hope), Taiwan, Mandarin, Whitney Houston (presumed) concert

17700 5/3 0938 Radio Pakistan, Talks, songs, Hurdu //15100 fair

17785 5/3 0943 Radio Riyad, BSKSA, Saudi Arabia, French program, talks about Riyad region. Good

17840 5/3 0949 Radio Farda, via Sri Lanka, songs, good

Ant: T2FD 40 meters long
QTH: Milano city

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