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MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« on: August 19, 2022, 0514 UTC »
I was very happy to notice yesterday that the KiwiSDR in Jakarta, Indonesia is back online! It has been gone for months but when it is working is receives many interesting stations on MW and SW from its location. Here is a list of stations I have heard on MW with that receiver. Sadly it seems any Indonesian stations outside of Jakarta are completely drowned out by higher powered stations from other counties (mostly China). Times are all from today (18/19 Aug in UTC) unless otherwise noted. Note that Pirate radio stations are common in Indonesia and I have identified multiple pirate stations. They operate more like regular commercial stations rather than the hobby stations found on shortwave in Europe and North America. Asiawaves.net has been very helpful in identifying stations. If anyone knows the identify of any UNID stations or the subcontinental or middle eastern-like music many stations play please let me know.

Thank you to Alan Davies of Asiawaves.net. He was able to provide the correct identifications of many stations.

522-Radio Silaturahim (spur or mixing product)
Talk program with bits of music at 2345 UTC, very weak and under strong local QRM from 515-532 kHz. Below the MW band. Same programming as 720 kHz.

540-Radio Republik Indonesia Bandung
Weak carrier, lots of QRM from 549 kHz

549-Radio Inyong
Gamelan music heard at 2355 UTC and many other times. This stations seems to have Gamelan music as its format. S9+20 and wide signal.

630-Radio Samhan
English language oldie at 2357 UTC with announcer occasionally singing along. S9+20 signal.

666-Radio Suara Perubahan
Modulation is usually extremely low and under noise in the signal itself. Indonesian pop music at 0001 UTC. Modulation getting better at 0007 UTC with more pop music. New station not yet listed on Asiawaves.net.

675-Radio Syiar Tauhid
Arabic talk at 0009 UTC. Quran readings heard at many other times. S9+20 with some noise in the signal itself.

693-Radio Muara
Slightly overmodulated Indonesian pop music at 0011 UTC. Very wide S9+20 signal.

720-Radio Silaturahim
Indonesian pop music at 0012 UTC then talk in Indonesian at 0013 UTC. 20 kHz wide signal at S9+40.

774-Ismail Radio
Nothing heard at 0014 UTC but strong at 1700 UTC with Arabic religious programming.

792-Radio As Syafi'iyah
Indonesian pop music at 0156 UTC. S9 signal.

864-Radio Republik Indonesia Cirebon
Indonesian pop music at 0158 UTC. S7 signal.

909-Radio Suara Guntur Laras
Indonesian talk program at 0159 UTC, continuing past 0200 UTC with no interruption. Wider modulation on LSB than USB. S9 signal.

936-Radio P2SC
Indonesian talk program at 0203 UTC, sounds like ads or similar at 0204 UTC. S9+10 signal.

954-Radio BaBe
Talk with music in the background at 0206 UTC. Canned ID at 0208 UTC. The signal is a mess appearing to have many carriers on the waterfall. Only sounds good in AM with SSB producing a garbled and buzzy mess and FM producing barely any audio. Sync AM can’t lock on to a carrier. S9+20 signal.

963-Radio Radeska
Talk with gamelan music in the background at 0218 UTC. Lots of QRM from 954 kHz. Start of a gamelan song at 0218 UTC. S9 but very narrow, about 2 kHz per sideband.

981-Radio Pesona Jakarta
Program with talk between an announcer and someone on the phone in Indonesian. Very unstable carrier around 981.03 kHz (that’s not an unusual amount of drift for an Indonesian station but most are stable on their offset frequency, not varying around like this). S9 signal with more modulation on USB than LSB.

1017v-Radio Angkasa Suara Semesta (pirate?)
Indonesian pop music (?) at 0224 UTC. Jingle at 0225 UTC then more music with an announcer talking over the beginning. Possible technical difficulties at 0228 UTC trying to set up a phone call. This station has drifted all the way down to 1015.64 kHz with an unstable and unusually wide carrier. S9 signal.

1044-i-Dream Radio
Talk in Indonesian at 0231 UTC. Some noise in the signal itself. S9+20 signal.

1062-Radio Raja AM
Unknown genre of music at 0233 UTC, sounds similar to subcontinental music. Next song of the same genre at 0236 UTC with no announcer between the songs. S7 signal.

1080v-Radio Gema Pesona Muda
Talk in Indonesian at 0238 UTC. Indonesian pop music being interrupted by the announcer at 0239 UTC. Unstable carrier around 1080.32 kHz. Lots of QRM from 1089 kHz. Almost all modulation on LSB. S7 signal.

1089-Radio Daarul Qur'an
Quran readings at 0242 UTC. Wide S9+20 signal.

1134-Radio Safari
Overmodulated music, possibly old Indonesian pop music (?) at 0244 UTC. Better sound at other times. S9+20 signal.

1161v-UNID (Pirate?)
Nothing heard today but heard until sign off at 1800 UTC on Aug 17. The signal was a mess and fairly weak. A station on the exact frequency listed for Radio RON (the original presumed identity) was heard on October 5 with completely different modulation so the identity of this station is unknown.

1179-Radio GES (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 0248 UTC, sounds similar to subcontinental music. Talk in Indonesian at 0249 UTC. Weak S7 signal.

1197v-Radio Swara Mitra
Gamelan music at 0605 UTC. Signal is a mess that appears similar to QRM on the waterfall. Impossible to tell what frequency the station is actually on.

1242-Radio Republik Indonesia Bogor
Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Morten Harket at 0252 UTC. 20 kHz wide S9+40 signal.

1269-Berlain Radio (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 0256 UTC. Talk in Indonesian at 0258 UTC, next song at 0259 UTC. Very weak S7, at or below the noise.

1296v-Radio Kawula Muda
Exact frequency is 1295.59 kHz. Unknown genre of music at 0303 UTC, sounds similar to subcontinental music. Music interrupted by announcer at 0306 UTC. S7 signal.

1359-Mitta Radio
Unknown genre of music at 0308 UTC, sounds similar to subcontinental music. Weak S7 signal.

1368-Radio Attaqwa
Talk in Indonesian with music in the background at 0310 UTC, possibly an advertisement. S9 signal but only about 1.5 kHz bandwidth per sideband. Canned ID at 0311 UTC.

1386-Radio Muara (harmonic)
Talk between an announcer and someone on the phone at 0314 UTC. 693 kHz X 2. ID heard at 0428 UTC. S7 signal.

1395-Boss Radio (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 0428 UTC, sounds similar to subcontinental music. Next similar music at 0429 UTC. Very strange looking modulation that only sounds good in AM. QRM from 1404 kHz. S7 signal.

1404-Radio Kenangan Lestari
Pop music song started at 0435 UTC then quickly cut off and replaced with subcontinental-like music, then that was cut off after about 30 seconds and other song of the same genre came on. Announcer said something at 0436 UTC over the music. Pop music at 0438 UTC, briefly spoken over by the announcer. Slightly overmodulated. New station not yet listed on Asiawaves.net. Very strong and wide S9 signal.

1422v-Refa Music Radio (Pirate?)
Pop music (?) at 0441 UTC. Drifted all the way up to 1422.84 kHz with a slightly unstable carrier. Most of the modulation is on LSB. S7 signal.

1440-Radio Silaturahim (harmonic)
Quran readings at 0443 UTC with talk between readings. 720 kHz X 2. S7 signal.

1494-UNID (Pirate?)
Possible Quran readings at 0452 UTC, sounds like two stations mixing together. Signal is a mess (looks like local QRM) and sounds terrible as well. Only Radio Swara Kasih is listed for this frequency but it is listed as possibly inactive. Amazingly, Radio Swara Kasih actually streams online and while the 1494 kHz signal is very poor it doesn’t appear to match the stream. S5 signal.

1530-Radio Masjid Sunda Kelapa
Talk at 0458 UTC, sounds like Arabic. S9 signal.

1557v-Radio Pesona Nostalgia (Pirate?)
Quran readings at 0501 UTC. Drifted all the way down to 1555.51 kHz. S7 signal.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2022, 0408 UTC by Shortwave_listener »
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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2022, 1523 UTC »
August 20 logs

Today I am trying to record station ID's from the many UNID stations so I will be spending less time tuning around.

1161v?-UNID (Pirate?)
Horrible drift, drifting almost 100 hz within seconds around 1157 kHz. Modulation is a mess not only drifting but also muffled and with most modulation on USB. Call in program at 1512 UTC. KiwiSDR offline again at 1517 UTC. Not sure if this is supposed to be on 1161 kHz or 1152 kHz. Nothing listed with this much drift. KiwiSDR back online at 1533 UTC and this station is now playing music, not sure of genre due poor audio quality. S5 signal.

801-Radio Republik Indonesia Semarang
Gamelan music at 1610 UTC. S7 signal

1026v-UNID (Pirate?)
Horribly drifty and poorly modulated audio, similar to 1161v kHz. Unknown genre of music at 1619 UTC. Brief bit of the chicken dance at 1623 UTC then back to unknown Indonesian music. Dead air for a few minuets starting at 1655 UTC. Music back on at 1659 UTC. Nothing listed on this frequency for Indonesia. S7 at best, often fades. Drift is about 400 hz.

1098-Prolita Radio X
Talk in Indonesian at 1741 UTC. Start of a song of an unknown genre at 1742 UTC. Very poor modulation, narrow, drifty, distorted, and mostly on LSB. Some QRM from other carriers on 1098 kHz. S5 signal.

1107-UNID
Gamelan music at 2222 UTC. Nothing listed for Jakarta and only Radio Republik Indonesia Yogyakarta listed for Indonesia. A comparison to the online stream of RRI shows that this is a different station. S9 signal.

1035-Radio Elfas Sonia
News in Indonesian at 2305 UTC. S9 signal.

1008-Radio Republik Indonesia Madiun
News in Indonesian at 2307 UTC. Clear ID at 2311 UTC. S5 signal until suddenly faded to far below the noise at 2316 UTC.

1584-Radio Cempaka Suara (Pirate?)
Talk in Indonesian at 0426 UTC. Music (too weak to identify genre) at 0427 UTC. S5 signal.

1305-Radio Syaibah (Pirate?)
Weak music at 0434 UTC. Labeled R. Syaibah by Kiwi owner. S5 signal.

1440-Radio Silaturahim (harmonic)
ID in English at 0500 UTC then Indonesian "Your listening to Radio Silaturahim for united Islam". 720 kHz X 2. S7 signal.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2022, 1740 UTC by Shortwave_listener »
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Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using a Kenwood TS-570D with a 40 meter band Inverted V.
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
https://archive.org/details/@shortwave_radio_archive

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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 2012 UTC »
1440-Radio Silaturahim (harmonic)
ID in English at 0500 UTC then Indonesian "Your listening to Radio Silaturahim for united Islam". 720 kHz X 2. S7 signal.

Does this mean that you speak Bahasa Indonesia or was the part you transcribed in English?
I don't STRETCH the truth.

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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2022, 2114 UTC »
The part I transcribed was in English. No I donít speak Bahasa Indonesian.
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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2022, 0514 UTC »
522-Radio Silaturahim (spur or mixing product)
Man talking at 0357 UTC, very weak and under strong local QRM from spanning 515-532 kHz. Same programming as 720 kHz.

540-Radio Republik Indonesia Bandung
Talk by woman in Indonesian. S9 but lots of QRM from 549 kHz.

549-Radio Inyong
Talk by male and female announcers at 0403 UTC. S9+20 and wide signal.

666-Radio Suara Perubahan
Very large improvement in signal quality since August 19. Now the modulation level is good and noise in the signal itself has been lowered to a point where it is no longer an issue. Playing Curiga by Nugie at 0406 UTC, S9+20 signal.

675-Radio Syiar Tauhid
Quran readings at 0409 UTC then talk in Arabic. S9+20 signal.

693-Radio Muara
Indonesian pop music at 0411 UTC. Wide S9+10 signal.

720-Radio Silaturahim
Talk by a man on the phone at 0411 UTC. 20 kHz wide signal at S9+45.

774-Ismail Radio
Quran readings at 0413 UTC, S9+10 with a signal that barely looks like AM on the waterfall (sounds okay in AM only, SSB and FM do not work).

864-Radio Republik Indonesia Cirebon
Talk by man with Indonesian pop music in the background at 0416 UTC, S9 signal.

909-Radio Suara Guntur Laras
Gamelan music with some elements of pop music mixed in at 0418 UTC, S9+10 signal.

936-Radio P2SC
Phone in program in Indonesian with a female host and a man on the phone. S9+10 signal.

954-Radio BaBe
Canned ID at 0420 UTC (same as heard on August 19) followed by commercials (?) in Indonesian. S9+10 with a signal that barely looks like AM on the waterfall (sounds okay in AM only, SSB and FM do not work). More modulation on LSB than USB.

963-Radio Radeska
Gamelan music at 0425 UTC, S9 but very narrow signal (only 2 kHz per sideband).

1017v-Radio Angkasa Suara Semesta (pirate?)
Unknown genre of music spoken over by a woman in Indonesian, very overmodulated. This station has drifted all the way down to 1015.65 kHz with an unstable and unusually wide carrier. S9 signal.

1044-i-Dream Radio
Talk by man at 0429 UTC, mentions of Islam. Some noise in the signal itself, S9+20.

1062-Radio Raja AM
Playing Permisi by Meggie Z (dangdut) at 0430 UTC, S7 signal. Sometimes spoken over by a male announcer with some reverb.

1089-Radio Daarul Qur'an
Quran readings at 0433 UTC. Wide S9+20 signal.

1134-Radio Safari
Playing Sinom Parijotho by Tris Warni & Manthous at 0435 UTC. Better sound at other times. S9+20 signal.

1152v-UNID (Pirate?)
Phone in program in Indonesian with a male host and a woman on the phone. Quickly drifting carrier but staying within 100 Hz of 1153 kHz, maybe aiming for that frequency? S7 signal with most modulation on LSB.

1161v-Radio RON
Indonesian pop music at 0442 UTC, talk by man in Indonesian at 0443 UTC. Next song at 0444 UTC but cut off, blank carrier from 0445 UTC then off at 0446 UTC. Frequency was 1160.36 kHz, an exact match to the one listed on Asiawaves.net. S9 signal.

Talk by man in Indonesian at 0353 UTC 6 October, dangdut also played at times. Talking past the top of the hour with no identification followed by music. Still no identification by 0430 UTC.

1161v-UNID (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 1517 UTC, many songs of the same genre (still going at 1543 UTC). Often long periods of dead air between songs. Poor modulation, frequency drifting around 1160.5 kHz, S7 signal. No announcements heard.

1179-Radio GES (Pirate?)
Commercial (?) by woman in Indonesian, S9 signal.

1242-Radio Republik Indonesia Bogor
Playing Peace Be Upon You by Maher Zain at 0453 UTC, 20 kHz wide S9+40 signal.

1269-Berlain Radio (Pirate?)
Two stations on the frequency. The louder on is playing Quran readings and the weaker one is playing some kind of music, difficult to distinguish. The louder station is now playing Abiona by Riyozaki at 0456 UTC. S9 signal from the louder one.

1296v-Radio Kawula Muda
Exact frequency is 1295.59 kHz. Playing Ikhlas by Nasida Ria at 0458 UTC, S9 signal.

1305-Radio Syabah  (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 0501 UTC, S7 signal. Labeled as Radio Syabah on the KiwiSDR and Radio Syaibah on Asiawaves.net.

1350-UNID
Quran readings at 0505 UTC, very weak S7 signal. Nothing listed on Asiawaves.net.'

1359-Mitta Radio
Unknown genre of music at 0507 UTC, distorted but low volume, S7 signal. Next song at 0408 UTC, much higher modulation and without distortion.

Listening at 0505 UTC on October 6 I heard what I think was an ID, but it did not sound like Mitta Radio. It sounded like Radio Sian or something similar. No top of the hour ID was heard.

1368-Radio Attaqwa
Man talking in Indonesian at 0510 UTC, weak S7 signal.

1377-UNID (Pirate?)
Traditional dangdut music (?), S9 signal with an unusually wide carrier. Heard earlier today (around 0000 UTC) and it was airing the same type of music. Talk by man in Indonesian at 0514 UTC.

1395-Boss Radio (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 1457 UTC, very strange looking modulation that only sounds good in AM. S9 signal with QRM from 1404 kHz.

1404-Radio Kenangan Lestari
Playing Sejengkal Tanah by Irvan Mansyur S at 1500 UTC, S9 signal.

1413-Radio Republik Indonesia Sungailiat
Music then talk in Indonesian over sound effects at 1504 UTC, very distorted S9+10 signal.

1422v-Refa Music Radio (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 1508 UTC. Drifted all the way up to 1422.52 kHz with a slightly unstable carrier. Most of the modulation is on LSB, S7 signal.

1440-Radio Silaturahim (harmonic)
Talk in Arabic at 1509 UTC, S9+10 signal.

1494-UNID (Pirate?)
Quran readings at 1510 UTC, sounds like two stations mixing together. A man is talking in Indonesian on the weaker station. S7 signal from the stronger station but very poor modulation that can only be listened to in AM.

1530-Radio Masjid Sunda Kelapa
Talk by man in Arabic at 1512 UTC, S9 signal.

1557v-Radio Pesona Nostalgia (Pirate?)
Canned station identification at 1514 UTC. Drifted all the way down to 1555.51 kHz, S9 signal.

1584-Radio Cempaka Suara (Pirate?)
Unknown genre of music at 1516 UTC, S9 signal.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2022, 0507 UTC by Shortwave_listener »
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Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using a Kenwood TS-570D with a 40 meter band Inverted V.
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
https://archive.org/details/@shortwave_radio_archive

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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2022, 0405 UTC »
Station identifications:

Most of the stations I have logged in this thread have been tentatively identified. I will be listening for identifications and logging the ones I hear in this post.

720-Radio Silaturahim
ID in English "You're listening to Radio Silaturahim for united Islam" at 0500 UTC then Indonesian. S9+40 signal. (Aug 19)

1368-Radio Attaqwa
Talk in Indonesian with music in the background at 0310 UTC, possibly an advertisement. S9 signal but only about 1.5 kHz bandwidth per sideband. Canned ID at 0311 UTC. (Aug 19)
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Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using a Kenwood TS-570D with a 40 meter band Inverted V.
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
https://archive.org/details/@shortwave_radio_archive

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Re: MW logs with the Jakarta Indonesia KiwiSDR
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2022, 2355 UTC »
1377-UNID
Traditional Arabic music at 2352 UTC. S7 signal but high noise level, unstable carrier. ID jingle at 2356 UTC, not understood. Another jingle at 0000 UTC followed by more Arabic music.

1062-Radio Raja AM
Dangdut music at 0009 UTC. Very hard to understand jingle at 0012 UTC. S7 signal but high noise
« Last Edit: December 08, 2022, 0013 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
eQSL appreciated! lucasnerite@gmail.com
Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using a Kenwood TS-570D with a 40 meter band Inverted V.
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
https://archive.org/details/@shortwave_radio_archive

 

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