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Shortwave Broadcast / KSKO (p) via 5900 Bulgaria 2112 UTC FEB 16 2024
« on: February 16, 2024, 2123 UTC »
2112 - AM noise makes it useless, but I can barely pick up the broadcast on USB. Anitmated DJ (Paul Walker, I presume) and music. Can make out a word here and there. USB has less noise, and the signal strength is fair, with no interference.

1844 - Ifrikya FM ID at tune-in, then song by (Presumed) Mdou Moctar (incredible guitarist - check him out on Youtube).
1850 - Female announcer in Arabic: Talk over instrumental music.
1856 - More Saharan rock with male vocalist.
(Good signal; no interference; mild to sometimes moderate static); steady signal with good audio for music.)
1900 - Time pips at the hour, followed by a brief announcement ("Africa"), then presumed news read by male announcer.
(//17.600 is SINPO 55454!) (15.160 = 35343)
1909 - Several mentions of "Africa."
(Correction: FR, not AR, as shortwave.info says.)
1915 - Female caller heard, then two males talk. "Allo?" (Listening o 17.600 now. Headphones not needed.)
1921 - Brief song with female vocalist and xylaphone, the announcement by male and female announcers. Back to two male announcers talking. Mentioned "Francais."

2300 - On with OM talk and quickly into lively music.
2308 - OM talk including "amigos," and "Radio Nacional. Then an upbeat song with male vocalists.
2308 - Radio Nacional ID and pop music (in Spanish).
2326 - Radio Nacional ID and pop music (in Spanish).
2334 - Rock tune with OM vocals.
2342 - Instrumental selection.
2346 - Lighthearted instrumental music. Modulation has improved. Very good signal here in NE MA!
2353 - Dramatic song with OM & YL vocals.
2359 - OM announcer with talk including "Radio Nacional. Off?

This is a planned text transmission. The signal is very strong but it seems overmodulated. Milld-moderate noise, no interference, and a steady signal are noted. SINPO=45433.

2343 - Rock music underneath much noise. Signal is fair at best.

North American MW Pirate Radio / UNID 1620 AM 0154 UTC JAN 15 2024
« on: January 15, 2024, 0200 UTC »
0154 - Instrumental music, then 1950's type pop music
0157 - Take 5: Dave Brubeck

(Decent signal with some minor interference and fading. Mostly quiet.)

North American Shortwave Pirate / UNID 6925 USB 2348 UTC DEC 24 2023
« on: December 24, 2023, 2350 UTC »
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer at tune-in. Fair but under a lot of noise.

At 2006, with a cover of Hooked on a Feeling. Good signal so far.
2013 - Chicago: Saturday in the Park (Signal is booming in quite well in NE MA.)
2022 - Chicago: Make Me Smile
2024 - Eye of The Tiger
2032 - Gave and repeated the ID, but all I got was (?) Radio, then back to the Hooked on A Feeling cover heard at 2006.

North American MW Pirate Radio / UNID 1620 AM 2252 UTC 21 OCT 2023
« on: October 21, 2023, 2350 UTC »
Listening now (SAT night) from 2337 UTC and heard Tell Me You're Coming Back to Me by the Stones, and other 60's music. Checked the 1.620 stations on Wiki, noting the format type and used the "Listen Now" feature, and none of the USA stations matched. No ID or announcer, as of 2350.
0011 I Fought the Law
0013 - Time Won't Let Me

No announcements at all. Fair-good signal with some fades, but interference is suprisingly limited tonight. This signal often peaks to a very good level.

North American Shortwave Pirate / 77LJS 6930 USB 0016 AUG 03, 2023
« on: August 03, 2023, 0019 UTC »
From tune-in at 0016, a Marc Knopelfer  song. Very stong signal with little noise.
0028 Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes?)
0048 No Rain by Blind Melon Still a killer signal.
0056 (Left the room for a moment) OM ann with "a studio web." Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond followed.

Listening since 0032. Unbelievably strong signal (Sri Lanka is fast approaching sunrise) and and chalk-full of SC music.

Shortwave Broadcast / ORTM Radio Mali (JAN 23)
« on: January 23, 2022, 2238 UTC »
5.995 Hearing them since 2213, with a killer signal. No headphones necessary (55444).  Folk/modern Malian music, almost jazz-like, with "Radio Nationale" IDs and mentions of "nationale" and Francais." Presumed news at 2230 with several OMs, all in FR.

Ross Comeau
Andover, MA

Shortwave Broadcast / UNID on 3.360
« on: December 19, 2021, 0446 UTC »
UNID. Listening from 0438. OM preacher (announced as "New Life Radio) and some gospel mx. Very good, clean signal with no interference and only vague noise. Steady with good audio. No listing in shortwave.info or the WRTVH. Pirate or unlisted legal station?


Heard disco music  with a good signal and moderate noise. Abruptly off at 0143.

0148 - Appears to be back on with good signal and disco music, but now is on 1.734.98.

Ross Comeau
Andover, MA
Please QSL: rosscomeau01@gmail.com

Hearing this since 0045 with pop music and occasional and brief OM talk. Signal has been gradually improving. Now fair-good with no interference, moderate-minor noise and some fading, but not severe. This has the feel and sound of a Euro, but understanding the brief announcements has been just out of reach.

last edit by R.Comeau at 01:31, posted initially under subject 'UNID 4.870 AM' only
edit by Ray : new subject line

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