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Shortwave Pirate / X-FM 4185 AM 0101 UTC 5 DEC 2021
« on: December 05, 2021, 0101 UTC »
0101 Faint OM, maybe talking to someone via terrestrial radio
0105 "London Calling" The Clash, via Phoenix, AZ sdr - no reception via terrestrial radio in scenic Durham
0111 Gave time
0117 HFU shout outs, thanks!
0119 Gave time, "Music to the Power of X" to "Learning to Fly" Pink Floyd
Will be listening while attending to some tasks, music is grand!  Thanks for broadcast, as sweet as jam  ;).

Thanks Frank for the date correction!

Shortwave Broadcast / Deutsche Welle 15195 AM 1538 UTC 04 DEC 2021
« on: December 04, 2021, 1544 UTC »
Good reception, some noise.  Hausa service broadcasting Bundesliga football.   This is fourth or fifth consecutive year that DW has extended Hausa service on Saturdays to broadcast the Bundesliga.

1538 OM doing play by play, second OM appears to add infrequent commentary.  I have not been able to identify match yet from team words, players or words that I might recognize.

This CW transmission to mark 100th anniversary of cross Atlantic testing will be broadcast from the Radio Museum https://www.vrcmct.org that I have visited many times including for swaps.  Next quarterly swap is Dec. 4.  Certificates are available for decoding message.

Transmission info:

Most nights I will doze (and awaken and doze again) to the broadcast of the BBC World Service's overnight programming by a local FM NPR station (in this instance, WCPN 90.3 Cleveland).  While half asleep early today (0730 UTC, 29 NOV 2021), the BBC World Service went to a looped tape mentioning technical problems.  The tape was played over a wide variety of instrumental world music.  Nick Robinson returned just before 0800 UTC to explain that an emergency alarm went off and they had left the building.  Several other BBC channels must have went off the air per the article.


MW Loggings / CHHA (Toronto) 1610 AM 2051 UTC 28 NOV 2021
« on: November 28, 2021, 2055 UTC »
In Cleveland, good reception but noise - 200 miles daytime, 10,000 watts. 

2051 2 YL's talking
2052 "Never Can Say Goodbye" Jackson 5
2058 YL's were in English, YL and OM now in foreign language (Station is multicultural/multilinguistic)
2105 Probably Cuban music, heavy horns

MW Loggings / When in Rome....DXing Ohio St/Michigan on MW
« on: November 27, 2021, 1617 UTC »
As my cable provider will not let me stream the Ohio St/Michigan game remotely, I will be listening.  There are dozens of stations broadcasting, I am in Cleveland.

OF = Ohio State Flagship, OA = Ohio State Affiliate, MF = Michigan Flagship, MA = Michigan Affiliate

1609 WKNR 850 OA Cleveland - Excellent reception. "This is the Ohio State Buckeye Radio Network" to commercial for Cleveland Browns
1615 WWJ 950 MF Detroit - Good reception. "Michigan Hockey ad, this is the Michigan Sports Network from Learfield
1625 WAKR 1590 OA Akron - Fair reception. Pre-game talk with 2 OM, Christmas theme commercial
1633 WFUN 970 OA Ashtabula - Good reception. 2 OM's talking about betting odds of game, "Be very careful betting on the Buckeyes today"

MW Loggings / WCCO (Minneapolis) 830 AM 1120 UTC 26 NOV 2021
« on: November 26, 2021, 1130 UTC »
Very Good reception, 625 miles from me while staying in Cleveland.  A significantly long time since I logged this station, no luck of reception in Connecticut.  They must give the time every 1-2 minutes.

1120 Story on online purchasing expectations to ID
1121 Weather, now 22 degrees
1122 Multiple commercials (water systems)
1124 ID, time (5:24), upcoming stories
1125 Stories - South African COVID variant, turkey leftovers safety, US Post Office
1127 Repeat winner at Dog Show, ID, time
1129 WCCO News Talk AD

MW Loggings / WLAC (Nashville) 1510 AM 0103 UTC 26 NOV 2021
« on: November 26, 2021, 0108 UTC »
Excellent reception, 525 miles away from me in Cleveland.

0103 Nashville traffic and weather
0106 ID to "Baker Street" to "The Ramsey Show"

Good reception, nearly 1100 miles from me while staying in Cleveland

0046 2 OM's talking pre-game analysis for Saints/Bills "Losing two in a row would not be good for the Saints playoff chances"
0050 "The Budlight Countdown to Kickoff on the Saints Radio Network"
0111 OM's talking what it is like playing on only 3 days rest
0116 OM talking about pre-game set up in Superdome, game kick off delay due to Dallas/Las Vegas game tied 33-33 in overtime.  Drew Brees ceremony at halftime.
0125 "Star Spangled Banner"
0128 Kick off
0129 Injury report
0132 Josh Allen completes 14 yard pass play

Still very good reception
1106 Fans reactions to loss, fire at St. Edwards School to ID
1107 Upcoming news on "WWL First News" to weather, cloudy 57 degrees

MW Loggings / WSM 650 AM (Nashville) 1053 UTC 25 NOV 2021
« on: November 25, 2021, 1057 UTC »
Excellent reception, 525 miles away from me in Cleveland.

1053 ID to "Keeper of the Stars" Tracy Byrd
1057 OM gives program name "Pure American Country"
1059 Mortgage Insurance commercial, USPO ad, Army Navy store ad
1101 "CBS Newsbrief" (No ID at top of the hour), mistakenly played twice with same stories
1111 "Little Maggie" Mark O'Connor Band

MW Loggings / KAAY (Little Rock) 1090 AM 0003 UTC 24 NOV 2021
« on: November 24, 2021, 0005 UTC »
Very good reception, currently in Cleveland, about 850 miles from me.  First Arkansas catch ever. PL 880 with its wire.

0003 OM talking at length about Christ.
0011 Address to get material from vendor in Buffalo.
0012 Second OM talks, thanks folks for listening, ID.
0015 Station underneath occasionally heard, maybe WBAL?
0016 Country Christian song
0018 Reverend/DR. talking about Christ to long pause as in board op oversight
0020 Back on, syndicated news stories
0022 Country Christian song
0025 "Magnificant Obsession" The Hall Sisters, song ID by DJ
0028 "Mansion on the Hilltop" The Cathedrals, cut off midsong, ID, the following program sponsored by Focus on the Family

MW Loggings / WBZ (Boston) 1030 AM 2352 UTC 23 NOV 2021
« on: November 24, 2021, 0000 UTC »

Very good reception, now at short stay in Cleveland, Ohio - about 575 miles.

2352 Town Fair Tire Commercial
2353 Traffic on the 3's, ID
2354 Weather to Netflix story
2358 Public Service commercial
0000 WBZ Boston ID, News Radio 33 degrees


This is simply an exquisite directory Mr. Roe compiles for each shortwave season.  Enjoy.


Shortwave Broadcast / KBS World 3955 AM 2115 UTC 18 NOV 2021
« on: November 18, 2021, 2118 UTC »
Very good reception, French service

2115 OM talking in French
2117 Musical transition
2118 Same OM in French again
2120 Another musical transition
2121 Original OM in French again
2122 "Mr. Taxi" Girls Generation
2126 OM return talking again
2133 Peskies being heard
2134 OM talking interspersed by music snippets
2142 Musical theme I recall from English service introducing new feature segment, can't recall segment though.  OM and YL conversing, perhaps mailbag?
2200 Off

Shortwave Broadcast / WWV Test Signal 15000 AM 1608 UTC 16 NOV 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 1607 UTC »
Very good reception, some noise

From a skeezix post: Beginning November 15, 2021, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a test signal on minute 8 of each hour on WWV, and minute 48 on WWVH. This signal has been created to assist in ionospheric research, and is a joint effort of the Ham Radio Citizen Science Investigation (HamSCI) and NIST. The signal consists of various tones, chirps, and Gaussian noise bursts. The signal may be modified occasionally. For more information on HamSCI and the WWV/WWVH project, click here

1604 Recorded message by YL explaining upcoming test at 1608
1608 Series of sounds, noises

2100 ID, snail mail addy, frequencies
2104 Recorded message by YL explaining upcoming test at 2108
2108 Same sounds as 1608, happens several seconds after 08 after the hour

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