MFSK32 ~ @1495 Hz
#4 for the second week of April 2018
Hosted by James M. Branum, KG5JST
In this episode...
1. SW and MW reception Highlights from the KG5JST Radio Logs from the first
week of April 2018
2. News and info about the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout
3. Some inspirational readings and quotations
4. Some pictures.
First, though I need to mention that QSL reports are welcome and should be
The following receptions are taken from the logs posted online
For the reports below, unless otherwise noted, frequencies are in kilohertz,
transmission mode is AM, and times/dates are UTC.
And unless other noted, my QTH is EM15ep in the Deer Creek area of far NW
Oklahoma City, OK, 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.
Part 1 --- In this section, all were received via Utwente WebSDR in the
* Český Rozhlas (Czech Radio) 270 on Apr 2, 21:23. SIO 454. Cover of
song “Cat’s in the cradle” in Eng.
Possible station ID but can’t understand Cz. lang. More music.
* R. Monte Carlo 216 on Apr 2, 21:10. SIO 444 in Fre. Either some
faint music in the background or some QRM from another station.
* Europe One 183 on April 2, 20:34. SIO 555 in Fre. Telephone
call-in show possibly.
* RTL (former Radio Luxembourg) 234 on Apr 2, 21:19. SIO 555. Music
in English, Americana sounding. Talk in Eng between songs.
* Grootnieuws R. 1008. Apr 3, 04:40. SIO 554. Contemporary Christian
Music in Eng. Dutch talking.
# Solec Kujawski
* Polskie Radio 225 on Apr 2, 21:13. SIO 454 in Polish. Traditional
Eastern European folk music, some of the clarinets remind me of Jewish
Sounded much better once I narrowed the bandwidth. —
I recorded this one:
# Brasov Bod
* R. Antena Satelor (“Village Antenna Radio”) 153 on Apr 2, 20:31.
SIO 444 in Romanian.
Some kind of folk music, with talk, as I listen to more it sounds like a
Romanian version of “The golden age of radio” type of show from another era.
# Târgu Jiu
* R. România Actualități 558 on Apr 2, 21:30 SIO 554. Sounded like
country song in Eastern European language. Now some kind of techno/dance
I think in the same language.
## Droitwich, Worchesterhire
* BBC R. 4 198 on Apr 2, 20:35. SIO 454. Broadcast of the show
“Faith and Doubt” hosted by Amol Rajan, with guests Naomi Alderman
(grew up Orthodox Jewish, author of several fantastic books that I’ve loved,
Disobedience and The Liar’s Gospel), Richard Holloway
(writer and broadcaster, and was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the
Scottish Episcopal Church), Laurie Stras (musicologist and performer,
and Professor of Music at the University of Southampton) and Malcolm Guite
(poet, theologian, songwriter and Chaplain of
Girton College at Cambridge University). —- The show featured a broad
ranging conversation about the afterlife, changing religious perspectives,
The monastic life (especially how it was often more liberatory for women in
the middle ages), comparisons of
Lectio Divina in Christianity and Torah readings in Judaism. – Show notes
and recording at
Weather reports from the UK started at the :59 mark. Station ID at :00, then
“Good evening, it’s 10 o’clock…” then the news,
including that Winnie Mandela of South Africa has died.
## Likely Droitwich, Worcestershire
* BBC Radio 5 693 khz. Apr 3, 04:32. SIO 454 in Eng. Station ID,
## Unknown location in England (according to Wikipedia, broadcasts
from multiple locations on 1215 khz)
* Absolute R. 1215. Apr 3, 04:42. SIO 554. Music in Eng.
## Either Westerglen or Berghead
* BBC Radio Scotland (currently airing BBC Radio 5 content) 810.
Apr 3, 04:34. SIO 544 in Eng. Sports news, promo spot.
Then more news — Spotify to start selling shares of stock. Also discussion
of soft drink levy to come into place soon, to be based on amount of
added sugar. – Confirmed via webstream.
# Northern Ireland
* BBC R. Ulster 1341. Apr 3, 04:43. SIO 444. Talk/news in Eng.
Discussion of US-China trade relations.
Part 2- Receptions made at my QTH (EM15ep), many with my homebrew Milk Crate
* R. Havana Cuba 6165 on Apr 7, 04:34. SIO 454-555 in Eng.
Discussion of arrest warrant situation for former President Lula of Brazil,
passive protests throughout the country. Later discussion of Trump’s stupid
trade war against China. At :39, start of Caribbean Outlook
show with Elena Val Verde, interview by Juan Juacomina (sp?) with a Puerto
* WSB 750 on Apr 6, 05:27. SIO 343 in Eng. Sta. ID. Discussion
of Trump investigation.
* WBBM 780. Apr 6, 05:31. SIO 454 in Eng. Radio drama about
Dorothea Lynn Dix in nursing during the US civil war. ID confirmed with
https://wbbmnews.radio.com/ Show title given “Inheritance” by the
National Broadcasting Company and the American Legion.
1st aired on April 11, 1954 at the height of the US red scare.
* WGN 720. Apr 6, 05:17. SIO 343 in Eng. Discussion about the
life of being a chef.
I really enjoy the broad range of programs I hear when time I tune into this
* WSCR 670 “The Score” Apr 6, 04:48. 670 SIO 444 in Eng. Station
ID, sports talk including news about the Chicago Cubs. Some QRM from a Spa.
language station playing music.
## Cedar Rapids
* WMT 600 on April 6, 04:49. SIO 333 in Eng. Sta ID. Some
adverts, lots of QRM from other stations.
* WCCO 830 on Apr 6, 05:40. SIO 343 in Eng. Talk about drug
problems in the USA. Confirmed ID by webstream.
## Kansas City
* KCMO 710 on Apr 6, 05:14. SIO 444 in Eng. Discussion about US
trade war with China. Confirmed ID with webstream.
* KRVN “Rural Radio” 880 on Apr 6, 05:53. SIO 554 in Eng.
Nationally syndicated Jim Bohananon show.
One caller is suggesting US should invade Mexico to secure the border.
Another caller is saying there is armed invasion at the southern border and
thinks that a national emergency should be called.
Caller says “they are garbage down there.” A later caller claims the caravan
heading to the border is just a diversionary tactic.
Local commercial for “Lexington Regional Health Center.”Station ID that
mentions ag news, etc.National “news” from Fox.
China will be standing up to US in the trade war. Trump is denying his
payoff of one of his porn star mistresses.
* WLW 700 on Apr 6, 05:09. SIO 554 in Eng. – talking about
coming cold snap could damage some winter wheat in the Southern Plains!
## Oklahoma City
* WXK85 162.4 Mhz. FM SIO 555 in Eng. Weather radio talking
about the snow/sleet falling in Oklahoma! Winter weather isn’t unheard of in
Oklahoma in April,
but it is fairly rare, particularly since many of the trees have already
bloomed and leafed out.
2. Oklahoma Teachers Walkout
A few links to follow what is happening with the walkout:
https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tulsamarch --- Teachers March for
Education: 177 km/110 mile march by teachers from Tulsa to Oklahoma CIty
http://okea.org/ - Oklahoma Education Association
3. Inspirational Quotes:
I thought this was a good reading to share this week, in light of the
historic Oklahoma Teachers Walkout
Preamble to the constitution of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World):
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can
be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the
few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.
Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the
world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production,
abolish the wage system,
in harmony with the Earth.
We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer and
fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever growing
power of the
employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs which allows one
set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same
helping defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the
employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working
interests in common with their employers.
These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld
only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one
all industries if necessary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is on
in any department
thereof, thus making an injury to one an injury to all.
Instead of the conservative motto, "A fair day's wage for a fair day's
work," we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword,
"Abolition of the wage system."
It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism.
The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle
to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By
organizing industrial ly we are forming the structure of the new society
within the shell
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And now for some pictures from the Oklahoma Teachers Walkout: