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  *** 4 2 5 D X N E W S ***
  **** DX INFORMATION ****
  Edited by I1JQJ & IK1ADH

9A - Radio Club Libertas 9A4J will be active as 9A22RBM on 1-15 April.
     The special callsign is a tribute for Ronald H. Brown, the US
     Secretary of Commerce who was killed, along with 34 others, in a
     1996 plane crash near Dubrovnik. QSL via 9A4J or 9A5AX.
G - Celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force, special callsign
     GB100RAF will be in use from various locations in England and
     Elsewhere between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. QSL direct to
     G8FC. See for more information.

GI - The Grey Point Fort ARS will be active as GB106TBC on 2-29 April
     to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
     QSL via MI0MOD.
OA - Daniel, IK2SGL will be relocating to call area 9 in the Peruvian
     Amazon rainforest in a couple of weeks. In his spare time he will
     be QRV as IK2SGL/OA9; follow his activities on Twitter (@IK2SGL).
     QSL via LoTW and eQSL.
RI1F - Evgenij, UA4RX has had his RI1FJ licence renewed until 1 September.
     He is stationed at the Ernst Krenkel Observatory on Heiss Island
     (EU-019), Franz Josef Land and operates CW on 40 and 30 metres. QSL
     via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW, or direct to UA2FM.
ZB - Special callsign ZB2RAF will be active from 1 April to 29 July to
     celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. QSL direct to G8FC.
ZL - 1968 was a tragic year for New Zealand shipping, with the loss of
     the ferry Wahine and the grain ship Maranui, plus a fire at sea
     aboard the liner Gothic. Sixty-seven people died in these events.
     Fifty years later, those disasters will be commemorated by three
     special callsigns: ZM50GW in April, ZM50LA in June and ZM50MAUQ in
     August. Operations will be based at ZL1NZ in Auckland, New Zealand.
     Look for activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres CW and SSB. The logs will
     be uploaded to Club Log. See for more
     details and QSL information.

PIRATE ---> Francois Botha, ZS4X has notified the SARL Office that his old
call sign, ZS6BUU, is being pirated using the FT8 mode. ICASA (the South
African Regulator) has confirmed that ZS6BUU has not been reissued.



















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Welcome to program 42 of Shortwave Radiogram

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in three MFSK modes, plus surprises:

  1:38  MFSK32: Program preview (now)
  3:09  MFSK128: Scientists find new black holes in Milky Way*
  5:57  MFSK64: NASA commissions new supersonic plane*
10:19  MFSK32: NZ's Rocket Lab readies first commercial launch*
16:00  Interference threat from wireless power transfer*
23:06  DSWCI publishes new domestic shortwave broadcasting list*
25:06  Closing announcements and surprise modes

* with image

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From Deutsche Welle:

Scientists find new black holes in Milky Way

     Astrophysicists have discovered signs of a dozen black holes
     in the inner circle of the Milky Way and believe there could
     be 10,000 of them. The find is a breakthrough in
     understanding how black holes form.

4 April 2018

According to a study in the journal Nature published on
Wednesday, the stellar black holes exist in addition to the
already known supermassive black hole, called Sagittarius A,
which sits at the center of the Milky Way.

The discovery is said to hint at a much larger population of
black holes across the galaxy.

Scientists said it could enhance our understanding of
gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time created by
powerful cosmic events such as when massive objects collide.

The study found that the newly confirmed black holes are about 10
times the mass of our sun, compared to Sagittarius A, which has
the mass of 4 million suns.

"There's lots of action going on there," study lead author Chuck
Hailey, a Columbia University astrophysicist, said. "The galactic
center is a strange place. That's why people like to study it."

"This is the tip of the iceberg," he told the French news agency

Facts that fill theoretical holes

Scientists have long theorized that circling in the center of
galaxies are lots of stellar black holes, collapsed giant stars
where gravity is so strong even light doesn't get out, but there
has been no evidence of them in the Milky Way core until now.

Evidence of it was first presented by physicist Karl Jansky in
1931, when he discovered radio waves from the region.

The newly discovered black holes are within about 19.2 trillion
miles (30.9 trillion kilometers) of the supermassive black hole
at the center. Earth is in a spiral arm around 3,000 light-years
away from the center of the galaxy. (A light-year is 5.9 trillion
miles, or 9.5 trillion kilometers.)

Black holes act as intense sources of gravity that suck up dust
and gas around them, and their intense gravitational pull is
thought to be what stars in galaxies orbit around. How they are
formed is still poorly understood.

Image: Illustration accompanying this DW news item ...

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From Deutsche Welle:

Supersonic, but without the boom — NASA commissions passenger 'X-plane'

     NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to build a supersonic
     passenger jet that can quietly break the sound barrier.
     There hasn't been a supersonic plane in commercial service
     since the retirement of Concorde in 2003.

4 April 2018

NASA announced on Tuesday that it had awarded a $247.5 million
(€201 million) contract to American aerospace firm Lockheed
Martin Aeronautics to build a quieter supersonic aircraft called
the "X-plane."

The contract, which runs through 2021, allows for the design,
building and testing of a passenger plane prototype "that reduces
a sonic boom to a gentle thump," the US space agency said in a

The experimental plane "will cruise at 55,000 feet (almost 17,000
meters) at a speed of about 940 miles per hour (1,513 kilometers
per hour) and create a sound about as loud as a car door closing,
75 Perceived Level decibels (PLdB), instead of a sonic boom."

The precise speed varies depending on conditions, but 940 mph is
well over 100 mph faster than the sound barrier.

"It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at
this scale," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. "This X-plane is a
critical step closer to that exciting future."

Rule changes needed

Lockheed Martin was first contracted to design the X-plane for
NASA in 2016. Construction of the plane will take place at the
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California —
where the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes were built.

Passenger seats are not yet part of the project, however. The
company must first show it is possible to fly a quiet supersonic
aircraft. Then, the US' Federal Aviation Administration would
have to change rules in order to allow for supersonic flights
over land.

The firm expects to conduct the first X-plane flight in 2021. By
mid-2022, NASA said it plans to "fly the X-plane over select US
cities and collect data about community responses to the

Supersonic race

Several other aerospace firms, including Virgin Galactic, Spike
Aerospace and Boom Supersonic, are also working on bringing back
supersonic transport.

Supersonic aircraft have not been used commercially since
Concorde, a British-French turbojet-powered airliner, was retired
in 2003 after 27 years of service. In 2000, 113 people were
killed when an Air France Concorde flight en route to New York
crashed in Gonesse, France shortly after takeoff from Charles de
Gaulle airport in Paris.

The Tupolev Tu-144, a Soviet-made supersonic plane, was the only
other supersonic aircraft to enter commercial service.

See also:

Image: Illustration of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight
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From New Atlas:

New Zealand's Rocket Lab readies its first commercial launch

Nick Lavars
5 April 2018

Following a successful January test launch that saw its Electron
booster reach orbit for the first time, Rocket Lab is now getting
down to business. The New Zealand-based private space firm has
announced plans to go ahead with its first fully commercial
mission, with the launch window to open later this month.

Rocket Lab's rise has been rather swift, albeit a little rocky.
It announced itself in 2015 with plans to drive down launch costs
using a light and more mechanically simple rocket design, based
on a Rutherford engine. This is an electric turbopump engine that
burns a mix of liquid oxygen and a highly refined type of
kerosene called RP-1.

This Electron booster did make it to space on its maiden flight
in May 2017, but failed to reach orbit due to a ground equipment
error. Following a series of aborts, the Electron reached orbit
in January, taking a set of mini satellites and a geodesic sphere
along for the ride.

While those payloads technically were for commercial customers,
the launch was still part of the company's test program. In fact,
the mission was actually named "Still Testing." Now it is moving
ahead with fully commercial flights, with the equally aptly named
"It's Business Time" mission to take place some time within a
14-day launch window that opens on Friday April 20.

The missions will see an Electron rocket fire payloads for Spire
Global and GeoOptics Inc. into orbit from the company's own
launch facility in New Zealand, with a four-hour launch window to
be open daily from 12:30 pm local time.

The primary components for the nine Rutherford engines in the
Electron booster can be 3D printed. This, along with what Rocket
Lab's calls a vertically integrated vehicle manufacturing
process, makes for some pretty fast production times. So much so,
that Rocket Lab reckons it could produce an Electron vehicle
every single week at its production facility in Huntington Beach,
California. The company plans to 3D print 100 Rutherford engines
this year to meet its goal of monthly launches by the end of

"It's Business Time represents the shift to responsive space,"
said Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck. "We always set out to
create a vehicle and launch site that could offer the world's
most frequent launch capability and we're achieving that in
record time."

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IARU Region 1 President Warns of Wireless Power Transfer
Interference Threat

4 April 2018

IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, is expressing concern
that Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles — also
referred to as WPT(EV) — equipment could pose a threat to Amateur
Radio spectrum. WPT(EV), which typically uses frequencies in the
LF and MF range, allows the charging of electric vehicle
batteries without having to "plug in" to a power source.

"WPT(EV) is high duty cycle, located in residential areas, and
its harmonics are likely to be spread across a band of
frequencies," Beattie explained in a briefing, Wireless Power
Transmission for Electric Vehicles – WPT(EV). Beattie fears that
WPT(EV) could end up being installed at residences of electric
vehicle owners, generating noise that could obscure radio
communications in and around the home environment.

"Many non-radio devices are coming on stream, which emit high
levels of wideband 'radio noise' which can mask essential
communications," the latest technology being WPT(EV), Beattie
said in a post on his website, The Threats to Radiocommunication.
"It is rather like a thick fog which prevents us seeing things at
any distance. So, it is that the radio spectrum is being polluted
in a way which, if unchecked, will radically reduce its

Beattie said that, in his role as IARU Region 1 President, he has
been heavily involved in discussions on this technology. He
pointed to a IARU Region 1 white paper, Unwanted Emissions in the
Spurious Domain from Wireless Power Transfer For Electric
Vehicles on Frequencies Allocated to the Amateur Service, which
seeks the support of other countries "to ensure that spurious
emission limits are set for WPT(EV), which will protect incumbent
radio services in the urban/suburban residential environment."

World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) agenda item 9.1.6
calls for "urgent studies" of WPT(EV) to assess its impact on
radiocommunication services and to study suitable harmonized
frequency ranges that could minimize its impact on the radio
spectrum. In a 2016 report, Applications of wireless power
transmission via radio frequency beam, the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) called WPT "game-changing"
technology. "We will be able to become free from lacking electric
power when [it] will be supplied wirelessly," the report said.

WPT(EV) would operate using inductive coupling from a charging
"pad" on the floor beneath the vehicle. "Whilst the technology is
still under development, some installations for public service
vehicles (buses) are already in operation, using charging
frequencies around 20 kHz," Beattie said. "Discussions are under
way in CEPT [European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications
Administration], CISPR [International Special Committee on Radio
Interference], and ITU over the introduction of Wireless Power
Transmission for Electric Vehicles on a widespread basis across
Europe." Domestic charging systems are expected to use a
frequency around 85 kHz, and Beattie said this poses a real risk
to radio communication resulting from the harmonics that the
high-power WPT(EV) installations would generate.

"It is not yet clear what the actual spurious performance of
WPT(EV) will be, but it is clear that to provide adequate
protection to radio services…in the residential environment, the
existing limits will need to be tightened very significantly,"
the IARU Region 1 white paper asserted.

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From Southgate Amateur Radio News:

Domestic Short Wave Station List

The Danish Shortwave Club International have made their Domestic
Broadcasting Survey covering broadcasters up to 25.9 MHz
available for free download

The document is in three parts:

Part 1 (page 3) covers the Tropical Bands Survey (TBS) and active
clandestine stations

Part 2 (page 7) covers the Domestic stations on international
shortwave bands above 5700 kHz broadcasting to a domestic

Part 3 (page 15) covers old frequencies which have not been
reported heard during the past year

Download the PDF of the 20th edition of DBS from                                                                                   <=================


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Still some time on Shortwave Radiogram, so here is this weekend's
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RSID: <<2018-04-06T20:56Z OL 64-2K @ 7780000+1500>>

This Olivia 64-2000 text is doing battle with Spike Jones,
"Cocktails for Two," circa 1945.

Hear the song without digital mode:


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RSID: <<2018-04-06T20:57Z Hell 80 @ 7780000+1500>>

RSID: <<2018-04-06T20:58Z MFSK-32 @ 7780000+1500>>


This is Shortwave Radiogram in MFSK32, where your decoded MFSK
text should still be available in the receive pane ...


  Ending song:

  Vangelis - Theme From The TV Series 'Cosmos' [Heaven And Hell, 3rd Movement]



 D-06193 Petersberg (Germany/Germania)


 Dipol for 40m-Band    &   Boomerang Antenna 11m-Band

 RX   for  RF:

 FRG-100B + IF-mixer  &    ICOM IC-R75 + IF-mixer

 Software IF:

 con STUDIO1  -  Software italiano per SDR     [S-AM-USB/LSB]   +     HDSDR 2.76 stable [2017-02-02]  - for scheduled IF-recording

 Software AF:

 Fldigi-4.00.12        +   flmsg-4.0.3                            images-fldigifiles on homedrive.lnk


 German XP-SP3 with support for asian languages

 German W7 32bit + 64bit


 MEDION Titanium 8008  (since 2003)   [ P4 - 2,6 GHz]

 MSI-CR70-2MP345W7  (since2014)   [i5 -P3560 ( 2 x 2,6GHz) ]


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  BSR Radiogram #3 - for broadcast the first week of April 2018
  Hosted by James M. Branum, KG5JST from

  In this episode...

     1. SW and MW reception Highlights from the KG5JST Radio Logs from March 2018
     2. Some inspirational readings and quotations
     3. QSL Confirmation from our last episode.
     4. Pictures.

  First, though I need to mention that QSL reports are welcome and should be sent to


  The following receptions are excerpts from the logs posted online

  For the reports below, unless otherwise noted, freq are in khz, mode is AM, and times/dates are UTC. My QTH is normally EM15ep in the Deer Creek area of far Northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA.

  My listening equipment is most often a Tecsun PL-310 ET, but I sometimes use other radios and antennas. See my blog for details.

         * Caribbean Beacon 6090 on Mar 12, 3:31, SIO 454 in Eng, relig.

          * BBC World Service 5925 on Mar 22, 05:08. SIO 343 in Eng. Discussion of Facebook privacy issues.

      # Selebi-Phikwe
           * VOA 15580 on Mar 23, 19:24. SIO 555 in Eng. “Song of the week” segment, playing good music from Africa.

                                                                 Around 19:30, started live studio concert from a band, The Patchwork, an Afro-Jazz band from Senegal, said to be in town for SXSW festival in Austin, TX, USA.
                                                                 Show ended, quick station ID, playing of Yankee Doodle Dandy for the sign off, then dead air.

      # Ottawa
            * CHU 14675 on Mar 15, 00:04, SIO 454. Eng. and Fre. with usual digital sounds.
      # Toronto:
            * CFRX 6070 on Mar 8, 2:53, SIO 232. Able to verify ID via CFRX’s web feed.

      # Puerto Lleras
            * Alcaravan Radio 5910 on Mar 25, 04:55. SIO 252 in Spa. Faint music, at first I thought it was a Cuban station (the music sounded Cuban) but checked other known Cuban frequencies and it was something different.

                                                                                               The only Spa. language broadcast on 5910 I could find was Alcaravan, so I think I have a hit. QSL manager is at, email is rafaelcoldx(at)yahoo(dot)co.

                                                                                                I’m pretty sure this RX is a first for me. (Heard with my Tecsun PL-310 ET, while walking in my neighborhood outdoors at night.)

      # Bauta
            * R. Rebelde 5025 on Mar 8, 5:17, SIO 444 in Spa. Music in Spa. interspersed with DJ banter, etc.Later the song “Sound of silence” piano instrumental in background for discussion about legacy of Jose Marti. RX indoors via Tecsun w/stock antenna.
            * R. Rebelde 5025 on Mar 15, 01:39, SIO 454 in Spa. Political commentary, talking about President Donald Trump and US relationship with Latin America, especially Venezuela. Heard via RS 2000669 connected to MFJ Backpacker antenna indoors.
            * Radio Progreso on 4765 on Mar 15, 03:50. SIO 252-353 in Spa. Chilled out Cuban music, occasional male voice in Spa. but couldn’t make out any words, Cuban national anthem at the top of the hour, then off the air.
            * R. Rebelde 5025 on Mar 22, 04:54. SIO 453 Spa. Discussion of Selena Gonzalez as a kind of “Musica de camposina.”
            * R. Rebelde 5025 ON Mar 23, 05:24. SIO 453. ¡Musica Cubana,  muy fantastico! Lots of trumpet! Enjoying this a lot.
    # Havana
            * RHC 6000 on Mar 8, 4:53, SIO 454 in Eng. Normal Jazz interval music, playing earlier than exepcted, then start of show with Ed Newman at 00:54 mark – “On this day in history…

                                                                                    1979 death of Puerto Rican freedom fighter,” followed by headline news — Cuban political delegation goes to Mexico for meetings between Mexican Labor party and Cuban communist party …

                                                                                     Later story— Columbian army bombs ELN rebel camps. – RX indoors via Tecsun w/stock antenna.
            * RHC 6100 on Mar 8, 7:27, SIO 352 in Eng.. Mailbag show with Ed Newman, reading letters from Greece, UK, USA, Pakistan and British Columbia, Canada.
            * RHC 6060 on Mar 12, 1:33, SIO 454 in Spa.. Cuban music then interval signal around :30 mark, then start of show, discussions in Spa. of today’s Cuban elections,

                                                                                      heard mention of Raul Castro and Santiago de Cuba, resistance to Trump and how the USA who wants to undermine the election.
            * CRI via Relay, 15700 on Mar 13, 15:46, SIO 454 to 555 in Eng.. Discussion about different school schedules in China and the USA, proposal for later school days in China under consideration.
            * CRI 15700 (via relay) on Mar 19, 15:35. SIO 555 in Eng. World news headlines, then discussion of story of Chinese grandmother who wants to travel in retirement rather than staying home to care for grandkids.

                                                                                     Commentators are positive about this but say that many in China are critical of this kind of individualism, but that others find her example inspiring.
            * RHC 6000 on Mar 15, 02:03. SIO 353 in Eng. Talk. Gerwin Jones and Elena Val Verde and 3rd commentatator, didn’t catch the name — this day in history, headlines, then news in detail-

                                                                                    Cuba delegation to UN argues for respect for each country’s unique situation in dealing with drugs, says other countries can learn from them… student walkouts on gun violence in USA,

                                                                                    Heard remotely from
            * CMBQ Radio Enciclopedia 530 on Mar 15, 04:55. SIO 111-323. Schmaltzy music up against QRM from R. Rebelde (TX de Isle of Youth) Heard via RS 2000669 with stock antenna
            * RHC 6165 on Mar 17, 05:00. SIO 343 in Eng. Interval music, G Jones announcing start of show, filling in for Ed Newman, this day in history, news headlines, start of news in detail including opening of new Kenyan embassy in Hagan and visiting Kenyan officials.
            * RHC 6060 on Mar 19, 05:20. SIO 454 in Eng. Week in review, the Arnie Corro”s DXers Unlimited show, in which talked mostly about enhanced chances to hear mw stations at the present moment.

                                                                                    He recommends listening for RR in cw to identify radio reloj. After that was Gerwin Jones (still subbing for Ed newman), then mailbag show with Ed and Irma (I assume this is a rerun, mentioned by ed a couple of weeks ago).

                                                                                    Irma has a cold on this episode. I hope she gets better soon.
            * RHC 6165 on Mar 22 04:35. SIO 454 in Eng. Mailbag show with ed (Including letters from winnipeg. canada, germany, Denmark and davis, ca), arts roundup included segment about computer trade show/convention in havana.
            * RHC 6165 on Mar 23, 04:53, SIO 253 in Eng. Hard to hear, but I was able to pick out some discussions about the issue of human trafficking and prostitution in Cuba. —

                                                                                    I’m glad to hear this being discussed as I was approached by far too many prostitutes when I was in Havana in 2016. While a lot of good is coming from tourism to Cuba,

                                                                                    I’m afraid this is one area that may not be a positive, and it will take both vigilance and thoughtfulness to ensure that the sex trade doesn’t happen in a way that is exploitative. —- By the way,
                                                                                    I must mention that I have learned from other travelers that prostitution is much more prevalent in tourist areas, such as the historic area that I was staying in, but that in other parts of Cuba it is almost non-existent.
            * RHC 6000 on Mar 24, 03:00, SIO 554 in Eng. Interval jazz music. Gerwin Jones is still filling in for Ed Newman. Later a story on Venezuela’s petro cryptocurrency, as well as lots of discussion on US Pres.

                                                                                    Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton, fears that US may go to war with Cuba. Later Elena witht he Caribbean outlook show.
            * RHC 6100 on Mar 25, 05:27. SIO 555 in Eng. Cuban music then news, including updates on the process of the electing new leadership in Cuba (including the Council of State, including the new president on April 19).

                                                                                    Later at :32 was Arnie Coro with his show “Breakth rough” discussing use of submersible solar-powered water pumps in Cuba, to help off-the-grid farmers and others deal with times of drought.

                                                                                    Later at :37 was Music with a Message, featuring Stevie Wonder and his 2005 album. First song, “If your love cannot be moved.” 2nd song “Shelter in the rain.” 3rd song “When will there be a time to love.”
        # Juventud
            * R. Rebelde 530 on Mar 14, 04:55. SIO 111-323 in Spa. Political discussion with QRM from Radio Encilopedia in Havana. Heard via RS 2000669 with stock antenna
        # Quivican
            * CRI 5990 on Mar 25, 23:05. SIO 555 in Eng. News including stories about gun debates in the USA and a Chinese delegation that is seeking better relationships with India.
            * CRI 13740 on Mar 28, 15:15. SIO 454 in Eng. Discussions of a possible US-China trade war. Commentators seem hopeful that cooler heads will prevail. Lots of discussion in comparing the trade relations of the US and Japan in the 1980’s to

                                                                                 present situation, but also discussing how the situations are not analagous (given the US’s post WW2 occupation of Japan and its ongoing military presence). The commentator says the biggest problems is that the US

                                                                                 isn’t producing enough goods that would be interest  to Chinese consumers.
            * RHC 11840 on Mar 25, 23:10. SIO 343. Interesting non-typical jazz music. More dischordance.

        # Issoudun
            * NHK Japan via relay 5960 on Mar 12, 3:28, SIO 454 in Japanese. Pop music and then a male voice talking.

        # Mahajanga
            * MWV (Madagascar World Voice/KNLS) 7330 on Mar 12, 3:35, SIO 242. Easy listening/instrumental version of song “Candle in the wind” then female voice in Spa.
            * MWV on Mar 25, 22:48. SIO 454 in Arabic. Music and talk. According to, this is aimed at North Africa.

        # Apodaca/Monterrey, NL
           * XEBJB-AM 570 on Mar 14, 04:48. SIO 333 in Spa. Banda music, station ID, , advert for “Partido Verde,” the center-right Green-in-name-only political party. Some unid QRM from a US station in background.

        # Rangitaiki
            * RNZI, Mar 25, 07:11. SIO 353. Playing Woody Guthrie’s “This land is your land.”

        # Riyadh
           * R. Saudi 15435 on Mar 13, 16:13, SIO 252. Male and female voices.

        # Noblejas
           * REE 9690 on Mar 12, 22:35 SIO 354. Spa. talking between Eng. music — The next 25 minutes has the male DJ giving brief comments, then playing songs from the amazing 1999 69 Love Songs album by The Magnetic Fields.

                                                                          Songs I heard were: “I don’t believe in the sun,” “A chicken with its head cut off,” “All my little words,” “Book of Love,” “Come back from San Francisco,” “I think I need a new heart” and

                                                                          “Sweet lovin’ man.” So thrilling to hearing album on shortwave, one of my all time favorites. Interval signal at the top of the hour and then station ID. —

                                                                          Also confirmed ID via webstream which lagged about 45 seconds behind OTA reception.

         # Simi Valley:
                  * KVOH 17775 on Mar 13m 15:58. SIO 252 to 454 in Spa.. Religious song, then station ID in Eng. at top of the hour, then back to Spa.

          # Denver:
                  * KHOW 630 on Mar 23, 05:41. SIO 242 in Eng. Hard to pick out, but confirmed via webstream. Commentator (later confirmed that it is Joe Pags) claims that young adults are going to start moving to the right.

                                                                       Commentator and host are also arguing that the term “crusader” isn’t offensive, and that they are upset that Holy Cross is changing their mascot. They are also opposed to what they call the “social justice narrative

                                                                      ” Wow! Later heard that the commentator is Cabot Phillips of This program is a reminder of what a mess AM radio has become.

          # Okeechobee:
                 * WRMI 5850 on Mar 12, 3:19.  SIO 454 in Eng.. “Brother Stair” (Ralph G. Stair) talks about how that that a man gave him a million dollars to keep broadcasting in 2017. BS mentions Glenn Houser.

                                                                     But of course, there was no mention of Stair's latest child molestation arrest. Or his prior arrest and conviction for sexual misconduct.
                 * WRMI 5850 on Mar 15, 01:43. SIO 555 in Eng. Wavescan show from Adventist World Radio — discussion of BB’s shortwave programming and efforts, most sites to close but Kuwait and Greenville to be expanded. —

                                                                     LOGO: AWR Eng. - DX WavescanHenry from Philipine DX report #132. Reception reports can be sent to him. Special 11th anniversary QSL report to be sent out.— some of his reports —

                                                                     KNLS, KTWR, R Taiwan Intl, RNZI — AWR shortwave broadcast schedule announcement for new season — Music from album “across the sea” — 2 Hawaiians and 1 chinese musicians, using traditional instruments.
                 * WRMI 5850 on Mar 22, 04:56. SIO 454 in Eng. Accused serial child molester “Brother Stair” (aka Ralph Gordon Stair) told a story of how he visited Oklahoma 10 years ago. — Now talking about building bunkers and how elite are already doing this —

                                                                     hen he jumps to talking about abortion, then without warning the station id cuts him off. Next a call fro QSL’s from WRMI but that is cut off suddenly with dead air. — My question?

                                                                     Who is still giving him money to run these radio programs?

          # Chicago
                * WSCR 670 on Mar 16, 07:50. SIO 353 in Eng. Local adverts, station id.

          # Des Moines:
                * WHO 1040 on Mar 23, 05:31, SIO 352 in Eng. Station ID, national news from Fox News.

          # Pittsburgh
                * KKOW 860 on Mar 17, 05:36. SIO 343 in Eng. Classic country format, station id, local adverts — they are looking for an ad rep for the station, back to music — some good, some dreadfully crappy.
          # Salina
                * KFRM 550 on Mar 24, 10:47. SIO 454. Broadcast of “When Radio Was,” coming to an end, then advert for a country music compliation album. End of show with mention that it is from

                                                                    Then station ID, and then a program called “Kansas Profile” which had story about the Sugar Creek Country store in St. Mary’s Kansas. (

         # Monticello
                * WBCQ 7490 on Mar 26, 23:58. SIO 554. End of “Camp Constitution” radio show, station ID and jingle then start of the “Isle of Music Show.” Bilingual Eng/Spa host playing music, intersperced with some interviews in Spa.

          # Eureka
                * WR7DW 14205 USB, heard working a pileup (but mostly I could only hear him and not those he was talking to). SIO 555/SR59. I attempted a QSO but couldn’t get through with my QRP power in my car.

          # Springfield:
                * KWTO 560 on March 14, 05:05. SIO 454 in Eng. National news, local weather from accuweather, them coast to coast am id, then more national news announcing death of Stephen hawking.
          # St. Louis:
                * KTRS 550 on Mar. 22, 06:20. SIO 333 in Eng. Jim Bohannon show PICTURE: Jim Bohannoninterviewing an author who wrote a book about US Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, national adverts. Confirmed station id via webstrean and Jim’s website.

      North Carolina:
          # Greenville:
                * Radio Marti 11930 on Mar 14, 20:07. SIO 544 in Spa. Start of “Contacto Cuba” program, then song in Eng. “Angel in the morning” by Juice Newton, then conversation with a guest. Minimal QRM from jamming.
                * VOA 15730 on Mar 14, 20:10, SIO 454 with talk in French, songs in Eng.. Hiphop song – “All I do is win” by DJ Khaled, a muslim US rapper, then talk in French, then “Perfect” by Ed Sheerhan.

          # Cincinnati
                * WLW 700 on Mar 16, 7:37. SIO 455 in Eng. Commentator discussing FDA plans to limit nicotine content in cigarettes.

          # Cushing
                * KUSH “Sound of America” 1600 on Mar 23 16:08 via car radio rwhile at Danforth & Kelly in Edmond. SIO 433-454. Catchy songs. Some light QRM from a talk station at times, depending on the direction I’m driving. Later statewide news at 16:32.
          # Duncan
                * WB5HAK 3910 AM on Mar 25, 00:39. SIO 555 (SR 5×9). Very good sounding ham AM signal, I heard QSO’s with several including K5NSN (see below for Weatherford, Texas)
          # El Reno:
                * KZUE 1460 on Mar 14 20:41. SIO 343 in Spa. Discussion of politics in Cuba, which made me wonder if I was picking up a Cuban station, but confirmed station ID via webstream.
          # Enid:
                * KGWA 960 on Mar 14, 20:34. SIO 353 in Eng. Discussion of Oklahoma AG that state will start using “inert gas inhalation” for future executions, other news from the “news 9 newsroom,” local and national adverts, station ID, local weather, “News Fox 960 KGWA”
                * KZLS 1640 on Mar 14, 20:47. SIO 353 in Eng. PSA reaching out to veterans with mental health issues, anti-drunk driving PSA, station ID including voices of Alex Jones and Dave Ramsey ending with “1640 The Eagle,” then on to national Dave Ramsey show.
          # Oklahoma City:
                * KTLR 890 on Mar 14, 20:25. SIO 454 in Eng. Discussion of hostage situation at VA facility in California, lots of ridiculous commentary focused more on this having the potential “of being another Parkland” than concern for the veterans and VA staff.
                * WKY 930 on Mar 14, 20:30. SIO 555 in Spa. Play by play coverage of a futbol match via ESPN Deportes
                * KRMP 1140 on Mar 15, 20:39. SIO 353 in Eng. Soul music with lots of static.
          # Perry:
                * KOKP 1020 on Mar 14, 20:38. SIO 353 in Eng. Sports talk, discussing OU and OSU sports.

          # Red Lion
                * WINB 9265 on Mar. 17, 22:35. SIO 554 Eng. Bluegrass gospel show (with some catchy songs), sta id at 22:44 then start of relig talk show.

          # Lebanon:
                * WTWW 5085 on Mar 15, 01:43. SIO 353-555, Eng. Sounds like a play-by-play of some kind of amateur radio kit build — probably this is Ham Nation show. I listened for a few minutes but hard to get engaged without knowing what they are building.

                                                                                                    I wish more radio programmers would occasionally recap what they are doing for folks who join in later. NPR does this well, but a lot of folks do not. Heard via RS2000669 with MFJ1899T antenna indoors.
         # Nashville:
                * WWCR 4840 on Mar 15, 04:06. SIO 555 in Eng. Alex Jones show playing Jimi Hendrix song “All along the watchtower,” then he starts ranting, pitching his Trump/Pence tee-shirts, then interview with a former Trump campaign staffer.

                                                                                             Somehow I can’t imagine Hendrix or Bob Dylan (who wrote this song) being down with this.
                * WWCR 9350 on Mar. 17, 20:20. SIO 454 ENg. “Classic Radio Theater”, playing Bob Hope show from March 7, 1939 – Same as TX QTH
                * WWCR 7529 on Mar. 18, 01:25. SIO 555 Eng. Songs from the 19-teens. I assume this is the talking machine show?
                * WWCR 12160 on Mar. 19, 16:23. SIO 555 Eng. Alex jones ranting, claims that vacxines lower iq’s, cancer and death. But then he makes a good point about the use of “social credit” to bar certain people from access to flying and trains in China

                                                                                              (a story confirmed from other sources including Fortune,,  and The NY Times)
                * WWCR 3215 on Mar 25, 03:50. SIO 454 in Eng. Anti-gay religious speaker saying he is praying for those who have been “deceived by the LGBT movement,” praying that the “love of Christ” will “invade the LGBT movement” and bring individuals

                                                                                               to “saving knowledge of  Jesus Christ,” all the while playing cheesy instrumental music in the background. So sad that this is the state of religious broadcasting from the USA.

                                                                                              As a religious person, I’m embarassed that this kind of hate speech is being spewed out to the world.
                * WWCR 4840 on Mar 25, 01:29. SIO 555. Talking Machine show, playing a really quirky old record with lots of clarinet.

          # Richardson
                * KKLF “Banda 13” 1700 on Mar 23, 16:38. SIO 222-343 in Spa. Odd mix of songs — country, disco, 70’s pop, easy listening instrumentals, operatic Ava Maria. Songs in Englist but talk in Spa..

                                                                                             Heard station ID at 17:00, confirmed via webstream at 18:03. Excited to hear this one as it is outside its normal daytime range.
          # San Antonio
                * WOAI 1200 on Mar. 16, 08:09. SIO 353 Eng. Locals advert, sta id, Coast to Coast am.
          # Weatherford
                * K5NSN “Kilowatt 5 Never Say Never” 3910 AM on Mar 25, 00:45, SIO 454 (SR 5×7). AM ham QSO with WB5HAK.



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Since the radio reception logs ran long, the other segments for this radiogram (inspirational quotes, QSL confirmations, etc) will have to be saved for next week.

But there is time to run some pictures, logos of some of the stations mentioned in this broadcast of the BSR Radiogram.

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