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Ascolti effettuati da Giovanni Serra (Roma) dal 22 Dicembre 2021 al 2 Gennaio 2022

Gianni Serra – Roma-Italy (UTC +1)  Equipment: JRC NRD 525; Alpha Delta DX-SWL Sloper-S antenna; RG 8 mini coaxial cable; JPS NIR 12 Noise & Interference Reducer-Dual DSP audio filter; JRC NVA 319 external speaker unit; Yaesu YH-77 STA stereo headphones

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022! Let’s hope with better DX conditions

Some troubles at BBC World Service via Santa Maria di Galeria!  Please, see my log 6135 kHz


4010.22 KIRGYZSTAN Birinchi Radio,Krasnaya Rechka,in Kyrgyz 12.23.2021 0231-0310 man talk,from 0235 same man talk occasionally w/ slow music in background for about one minute,brief music pause into woman/man very long talk in turns,from 0257 other two men joined in talk in turns for some minutes,then continuing man talk; better in Usb sync to nullify strong rtty,non stop very rapid and deep qsb (swinging from S9+5 to S5 and vice versa),strong qrn rustle (stronger when fading – from 0254 w/ many strong crackles too),poor/almost fair at times/from 0308 very poor/sometimes barely audible (Serra,Roma,Italy)

4950 INDIA AIR Srinagar,in Kashmiri 12.28.2021 0204-0214:58″* typical man Indian chant w/local instrumental music sound (until few seconds to 0209),man talk till 0213:17″, woman/man local chant w/ instrument music,man brief final announcement interspersed by one very brief local music break,s/off at 0214:58″; first better in Am,then from about 0210 in ssb sync,non stop rapid qsb,moderate to strong qrn,fair/almost fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5014.94 PIRATE (Europe) Radio Deltracks,in Dutch and English 12.25.2021 0407-0440 playing rock,hard rock songs and an art pop song (Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights),man dj talk in Dutch after first track heard,followed by other man brief announcement in Dutch,dj ID in English at times after a track (This is Deltracks); signal almost steady to slow qsb at times but in increasing,light to moderate qrn rustle (stronger when fading); good w/ strong audio to almost good/from about 0430, from fair to almost fair (poor at times) when fading and vice versa (better heard in Lsb sync) (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5780 PIRATE (Europe) Harmony (p),in English 12.22.2021 0444-0501* ongoing old slow romantic songs (I love you baby,Louis Armstrong’s unid song with his trumpet,etc),woman dj talk briefly after a track,pulled the plug suddenly some seconds past 0501 while playing a song; better in ssb sync,non stop rapid and then slow no deep qsb,moderate qrm when fading,fair/sometimes almost good in ssb (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5880 PIRATE (Europe) Radio Rock Revolution,in English 12.25.2021 0505-0520 ongoing various rock songs,man dj brief announcement and ID w/ hoarse voice after a track at times (Radio..Rock..Revolution!);better in ssb sync,non stop slow to rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle,fair to almost fair (sometimes poor) when fading (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5879.99 PIRATE (Europe) Radio Rock Revolution,in English 12.28.2021 0249-0307 playing rock songs,sometimes man dj very brief announcement and ID w/ hoarse voice after a track,other man brief announcement at 0303;signal almost steady w/ light rapid qsb at times,moderate qrn rustle,fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5954.99 NETHERLANDS Sunlite,Westdorpe 12.25.2021 1814-1828:30″ playing fine pop songs (Gloria Estefan’s Christmas through your eyes, etc),woman ID (Sunlite!); better in ssb sync,non stop almost rapid qsb,moderate qrn rustle (stronger when fading) fair/almost fair/sometimes poor briefly when fading; from 1828:30″ fully overwhelmed by very strong IS loop of Radio Romania International on 5955 kHz into program in listed Serbian from 1830 (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5995 MALI Radio Mali,Bamako,in French 12.30.2021 0642-0702 typical local chant w/ local strings sound,man talk over chant, then continuing talk only (local topical news till 0646,w/ afro pop breaks music and two correspondents talk briefly),man local singsong chant followed by strings sound,man/ woman talk briefly over a chant w/ some IDs (…Radio Mali),at 0651 very brief percussions sound into same man talk,w/ woman hinting at something,local singsong instrumental music,same man talk,local singsong chant,interspersed by woman/man brief announcements; from some seconds past 0659 till 0700:38″ IS loop (Ali Farka Touré’s Radio Mali guitar tune),man announcement interspersed with some brief strings sound break,then talking only; better in ssb sync,non stop very rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle,fair/almost fair to poor – Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali < > (Serra,Roma,Italy)

6135 VATICAN BBC via Holy See in Santa Maria di Galeria,w/ loop in English 01.02.2022 0605-0629* first time I heard about BBC Word Service troubles; no program in French as listed,but announcement loop over slow music,starting with 6 note tune, man: “BBC”, Woman:”BBC”, Man:”You’re we the BBC,we are sorry we are unable to bring our usual service at this time,we are working to restore normal service as soon as possible, and….etc etc”, s/off at 0629; good w/ non stop rapid qsb; checked on 17830 Via Santa Maria di Galeria 01.02.2022 from 0718 to 0759:34″ s/off, w/ same announcement loop instead of BBC English service; so troubles at SMG relay this day; some other // fqys worked ok (Serra,Roma,Italy)

6264.98 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio 12.26.2021 1551-1555* heard one pop rock song only: Tina Turner’s We don’t need another hero,then pulled the plug some seconds past 1555;(fqy shifted to 6264.97 kHz) better in ssb sync,strong qrn rustle,poor/almost fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

6284.99 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio,in unid Lang 01.01.2022 2035-2042* playing some old lively songs,man dj unclear talk, continuing w/ a song w/ audio up and mostly down the qrn threshold, then pulled the plug at 2042; better in Usb sync,non stop almost rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle,poor/weak (Serra,Roma,Italy)

6930.93 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio 12.26.2021 0455-0524 (fqy often variable from 6930.93+ to 6930.94+ and vice versa) playing slow and lively songs (presumed rock songs),man dj brief unclear talk at times; better in ssb sync,faint signal almost steady,strong qrn rustle,qrm brief sporadic unid ute or jamming,barely audible/poor/sometimes almost fair and vice versa/audio up and down the qrn threshold (Serra,Roma,Italy)

9635 MALI Radio Mali,Bamako,in listed Bambara 01.01.2022 0935-0956 three local typical humdrum choral chants w/ various percussions sounds,till 0946:26″, woman very brief announcement followed by some brief SFX,then continuing talk,local chant w/ instrumental sounds,talk by same woman and man;better in ssb sync,non stop rapid and deep qsb,strong qrn rustle,fair/almost fair/poor (Serra,Roma,Italy)

9859.99 AUSTRALIA Reach Beyond Australia,Kununurra,in listed Korean 12.29.2021 0903-0930:13″* woman long sermon (no much clear) until 0910,non stop several slow chants till 0929,brief music pause, man unclear announcement, brief music break,other man brief final announcement in English (no much clear),s/ off at 0930:13″ as scheduled; first better in ssb sync,then from about 0910 in Am too, non stop rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle,poor/sometimes almost fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

9979.98 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio in Lsb 12.26.2021 0856-1011 more like a pirate OM intruder here playing non stop recording of old Italian pop hits of ’60 (repeating same songs after about one hour); broadcast in Lsb only via Utwente (poor),but well heard in either Usb and Lsb with my NRD 525 here in Roma,lite/moderate qrn rustle,good/sometimes almost good (Serra,Roma,Italy)


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Ascolti effettuati da Gianni Serra (Roma) dal 1 al 19 Dicembre 2021

Gianni Serra – Roma-Italy (UTC +1)  Equipment: JRC NRD 525; Alpha Delta DX-SWL Sloper-S antenna; RG 8 mini coaxial cable; JPS NIR 12 Noise & Interference Reducer-Dual DSP audio filter; JRC NVA 319 external speaker unit; Yaesu YH-77 STA stereo headphones

Season’s Greetings!


4500 CHINA PR PBS Xinjiang,Urumqi,in listed Mongolian 12.04.2021 0137-0155 music program w/ typical Chinese lyrical chant w/ instrumental music and local pop songs,w/woman host brief talk after each track,also above some slow local far east music;non stop rapid qsb,moderate qrn rustle,almost good;in // 6189.94 (same site) almost fair/fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

4765 TAJIKISTAN Tajik Radio,Dushanbe Yangiyul,in listed Tajik 12.18.2021 1754-1805 local slow chant,woman/man unclear talk interspersed w/ many slow music breaks; better in ssb sync only,strong qrn rustle,very poor/barely audible w/ audio up and down the qrn threshold at times (Serra,Roma,Italy)

4860.01 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio 12.10.2021 0211-0216:36″* beating some techno music only; strong and very good audio w/ almost steady signal (S9+5 of peak); sudden off audio at 0215:11″ and carrier wave on only,then pulled the plug at 0216:36″ (Serra,Roma,Italy)

4950 INDIA AIR Srinagar,Srinagar,in listed Kashmiri 12.04.2021 0203-0215* typical Indian chant w/ instrumental music (till 0208), woman brief announcement,man long talk (till 0313),same woman w/ brief announcement, brief local chant w/ instrumental music,man announcer,brief slow local music pause,man brief final announcement and s/off at 0215 as scheduled; better in ssb sync,ceaseless rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle and strong crackles at times,poor/almost fair at times (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5770 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio (Radio Sovereign?) 12.19.2021 0528-0550 playing rock songs; better in usb sync,strong qrn rustle and moderate crackles at times,barely audible/poor to almost fair and viceversa, w/ almost steady signal and audio up and down the qrn threshold (no audio for many minutes too) (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5780 PIRATE (Europe) Harmony (p),in English 12.11.2021 1609-1639 ongoing old slow romantic songs and music of “The Persuaders!” opening theme, woman dj brief unclear softly talk after a track,man brief announcement at 1622; non stop moderate qsb,from about 1620 ceaseless rapid qsb,moderate qrn rustle (stronger when fading),fair/almost fair (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5915 ZAMBIA NBC Radio 1 (p),Lusaka,in Unid Lang (listed Vern and English from 1800) 12.07.2021 1751-1806 pop music,man unclear talk,local humdrum instrumental music and brief slow pop music pause,w/ same man talk at times,from 1800 other man unclear talk (presumed news w/ correspondents); better in ssb sync,ceaseless rapid qsb,strong qrn rustle,poor (Serra,Roma,Italy)

5954.99 NETHERLANDS Sunlite,Westdorpe,in Dutch 12.12.2021 0601-0637 ongoing fine pop songs,woman brief announcement at 0616,women brief chorus jingle at times;better in Lsb sync at times,ceaseless rapid and no deep qsb,strong qrn rustle,qrm lite het,poor/almost fair/fair at times; in // < > w/ many seconds of delay (Serra,Roma,Italy)

6209.98 PIRATE (Europe) Unidentified Radio 12.18.2021 1712-1730 playing rock songs only;better in ssb sync,rapid and no deep qsb w/ strong qrn rustle,audio up and down the qrn threshold, poor/barely audible and no audio at times/from around 1719 fair to poor at times cause slow but no deep qsb at times/ from about 1726 until 1728:40″ audio down the threshold (carrier wave on only),then barely audible up and down (Serra,Roma,Italy)

7254.94 NIGERIA Voice of Nigeria,Abuja Lugbe,in listed Hausa 12.19.2021 0605-0645 long talk by man until 0613:51″ (no much clear),brief local chant break,man/woman talk in turns for some minutes,then long talk by same man, w/ other man brief talk at 0620,from 0621 man brief announcement into other men talk until 0630, brief local vocal chant break, man announcement, man talk w/ brief typical local music sound break twice,then talk only till 0635,typical local chant w/instrumental music, man talk till 0640,tribal singsong chant w/ local drums and instruments sound,talk by man; (during all talks, blank audio intentionally,sometimes for few,and sometimes for many seconds); better in ssb sync (sometimes with Nir 12),non stop rapid qsb (swinging rapidly from S9 to S6 and vice versa),strong qrn rustle w/ lite and moderate crackles at times,poor/almost fair at times (Serra,Roma,Italy)

9635 MALI Radio Mali,Bamako,in listed Bambara 12.01.2021 0828-0904 man chanting boring endless local singsong w/ slow drum beating (till 0846),other lively chant w/ intrumental sound, man brief yelled announcement,other man and woman talk,two long lively chants w/ local instruments sound,woman talk only and then chatting with man; non stop rapid and deep qsb,moderate qrn rustle,qrm lite co-channel w/ man/woman talk (presumed Voice of Vietnam in Vietnamese),almost good/ poor at times (Serra,Roma,Italy)

11659.98 ESWATINI TWR Africa,Manzini,in listed Amharic 12.17.2021 1701-1731 music break into man announcement,afro song,man announcement into other man starting a sermon w/ some musical pauses,then continuing with sermon (until 1728:05″),afropop song,man/woman announcers,continuing w/ same afropop,one IS tune at about 1730 into program in Oromo; better in ssb sync,non stop rapid qsb,moderate qrn (stronger when fading),fair/almost good (Serra,Roma,Italy)


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