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Report from Mark Connelly, WA1ION
Times / dates = UTC / 2018
e-mail = "markwa1...@aol.com"

[Connelly*Y-MA] = South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA
(GC= 41.6931 N / 70.1912 W) (= 41° 41.59' N / 70° 11.47' W) (grid FN41vq)

NOTE:
{A} in entry indicates that audio can be accessed from link on the following 
page:
http://www.qsl.net/wa1ion/doc1/audio_2018.htm

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus
See http://microtelecom.it/perseus/

Antenna 1: Cardioid-pattern SuperLoop: 10m vert. by 11m horiz. (peak 165 deg., 
null 345 deg.)
Antenna 2: Cardioid-pattern SuperLoop: 9m vert. by 20m horiz. (peak 90 deg., 
null 270 deg.)
See http://www.bamlog.com/superloop.htm for similar antenna type.

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*** TRANSATLANTIC DX ***

531 | ALGERIA | Jil FM, F'kirina Wilaya d'Oum El Bouaghi, FEB 5 2300 - Jil FM 
ID and jingle, Jamaican-influenced male vocal; good. {A} + FEB 13 2230 - Jil FM 
jingle, then "Sailing" by Christopher Cross; good. + FEB 15 0500 - // 549 with 
'tubby' anthem; to good peak. + FEB 15 2300 - Techno-style Jil FM ID, vocal; 
loud. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

549 | ALGERIA | Jil FM, Les Trembles, FEB 13 2230 - Jil FM jingle, then 
"Sailing" by Christopher Cross // 531; fair. + FEB 15 0500 - Anthem // 531; to 
good peak. [Connelly*Y-MA]

567 | SPAIN | RNE5 synchros, FEB 22 0501 - Spanish news; poor. [Connelly*Y-MA]

576 | BULGARIA | BNR Horizont, Vidin / Gramada, FEB 16 2200 - Man & woman 
Slavic talk, 5+1 pips, classical fanfare music; somewhat noisy but dominant. 
{A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

585 | SPAIN | RNE1, Madrid, FEB 14 0300 - RNE news intro; to good peak. + FEB 
22 0500 - RNE news intro; good on peaks over WEZE slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]

603 | ROMANIA | R. România Actualitati, Botosani/Oradea, FEB 14 0300 - Choral 
anthem, man with "hora exacta" mention, pips, fanfare music with Morse "KS" 
then lower pitch "K"; good, over Spain. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

612 | MOROCCO | SNRT Al-Idaa al-Watania, Sebaa-Aioun, FEB 22 0502 - Arabic 
vocal; poor. [Connelly*Y-MA]

657 | SPAIN | RNE Radio 5, Madrid / Majadahonda, FEB 19 2300 - Violin music, 
5+1 pips, RNE news intro; fair. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

702 | IRAN | VOIRI, Rasht-Kiashahr, FEB 13 0001 - Soft voiced man poor-fair on 
702 (0-19 sec. of audio clip) // same talk on 1512 (after 19 sec.). {A} 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

711.02 | IRAN | IRIB Radio Ahwaz, Ahwaz, FEB 16 2200 - Talk by woman then man 
on characteristic offset freq.; much better audio level than what is usual for 
the ~711.12 W. Sahara station (which seemed to be off at the time). {A} 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

720 | PORTUGAL | RDP Antena 1 synchros, FEB 14 0300 - 4 long, 1 short pip; over 
jumble with RNE Canaries, HJAN, WGN. [Connelly*Y-MA]

720 | ROMANIA | SRR Radio România Actualitati synchros, FEB 16 2200 - Pips 
(mixed with those from Portugal) then characteristic news intro music starting 
with Morse "KS"; poor. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

747 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | RNE5 synchros, FEB 6 2200 - RNE news intro; 
fair over CBGY slop. {A} + FEB 13 2230 - Spanish teletalk; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]

783 | MAURITANIA | R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, FEB 13 2230 - Blues-like North 
African plucked strings, male vocal; fair. [Connelly*Y-MA]

810 | SCOTLAND | BBC R. Scotland, FEB 6 2300 - BBC Radio Scotland ID, news; 
over WGY. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

837 | CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN | COPE synchros, FEB 19 2359 - Fast Spanish talk 
by man, audio clip has 837 up to 24 sec. and // 1296 after that. {A} 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

855 | ROMANIA | R. România Actualitati, Tancabesti, FEB 6 2300 - R. Romania 
Actualitati news intro; evenly mixed with RNE Spain. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

855 | SPAIN | RNE1 synchros, FEB 6 2300 - RNE news intro; evenly mixed with 
Romania. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

855.07 | unID | ?, FEB 13 2230 - Something a bit on high side of 855.0 Spain.  
Also something on 855.02. [Connelly*Y-MA]

864 | EGYPT | Holy Koran Program, Santah, FEB 13 2230 - Koranic vocal, long 
pauses; loud. + FEB 20 0000 - Koranic chanting; loud. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

900 | unID | ?, FEB 13 2230 - 6+1 pips on half hour; in jumble. [Connelly*Y-MA]

909 | UNITED KINGDOM | BBC Radio 5 synchros, FEB 20 0000 - Talk about someone 
who'd written for Rihanna to appear on tomorrow's show, "here on Five Live", 
music, deeper voiced man "First for news, the best for live sport, this is BBC 
Five Live"; good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

936 | MOROCCO | SNRT, Agadir, FEB 6 2200 - Pop female Arabic vocal, French talk 
by man & woman; fair. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

981 | ALGERIA | Chaîne 2, Ouled Fayet, FEB 20 2300 - 5+1 pips (last higher 
pitch), man & woman with news; fair. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

990 | SPAIN | SER synchros, FEB 13 2230 - Pips and fanfare // 1044; way under 
CBY. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1044 | SPAIN | SER synchros, FEB 13 2230 - Cadena SER IDs in promotional talk, 
then pips; good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1071 | unID | ?, FEB 13 2230 - Mideast vocal; poor. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1152 | ROMANIA | SRR Radio România Actualitati,  Cluj-Napoca/Jucu, FEB 14 0300 
- // 603 with news intro music with Morse "KS" then lower pitch "K"; mixed with 
RNE Spain. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1179 | ROMANIA | R. România Actualitati, Galbeni // Bacau, FEB 12 2300 - Man 
with "Radio Romania Actualitati, hora exacta" ID, 6 pips, news intro music with 
Morse KS then lower pitch K; good over Cuba/WHAM slop. {A} + FEB 14 0300 - 
Anthem, "hora exacta" mention, news intro // 603; through slop. + FEB 20 0000 - 
ID "Radio Romania Actualitati, hora exacta", 6 pips, fanfare music starting 
with "KS" (-.- ...); fair through slop. {A} + FEB 26 0300 - Hymn / anthem, man 
with "hora exacta" mention, 6 pips, news intro music with Morse "KS" then lower 
pitch "K"; to good peak over 1180 Cuba slop. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1188 | IRAN | IRIB Radio Payam, Tehran, FEB 12 2300 - Ascending 3-note interval 
signal, news-intro fanfare music; fair. {A} + FEB 25 0100 - 3 ascending notes; 
through WLIB slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1215 | UNITED KINGDOM | Absolute Radio synchros, FEB 13 0000 - Woman with 
Absolute Radio ID, rock vocal; good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1278 | IRAN | IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah/Bakhtaran, FEB 24 2300 - 
Mideast female vocal; in slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1296 | SPAIN | COPE Valencia, Valencia / Castellar, FEB 19 2359 - Fast Spanish 
talk by man, audio clip has 837 up to 24 sec. and // 1296 after that. {A} 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

1332 | ROMANIA | SRR Radio România Actualitati, Galati / Barbosi, FEB 6 2300 - 
ID "Radio Romania Actualitati, hora exacta", pips, fanfare music with Morse 
"KS" then lower pitch "K"; poor through slop. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1386 | LITHUANIA | R. Baltic Waves / R. Liberty, Viesintos, FEB 14 0300 - 
Russian talk by man, Radio Svoboda mention; through slop. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1413 | MOLDOVA | Vesti FM, Grigoriopol / Maiac, FEB 15 0500 - Several people in 
Russian, pips; in tough CJWI slop. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1422 | ALGERIA | R. Algérienne, Algiers, FEB 14 0300 - Reverberated chant, 5+1 
pips (last higher pitch), man in Arabic; to good peak. {A} + FEB 17 0000 - 
Pips, marching band anthem; fair. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1431 | DJIBOUTI | R. Sawa, Arta, FEB 19 2301 - Sawa ID in Arabic talk by man, 
pop Mideast vocal; fair through WNSW slop. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1467 | FRANCE | TWR Europe, Roumoules, FEB 13 2230 - Man in Arabic; WLAM slop. 
+ FEB 16 2201 - US-accent English male preacher translated by man into Arabic 
at regular intervals; good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1485 | SPAIN | SER synchros, FEB 24 2300 - Spanish news by man; poor. 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

1512 | IRAN | IRIB Radio Ardabil, Ardabil, FEB 13 0001 - Soft voiced man 
poor-fair on 702 (0-19 sec. of audio clip) // same talk on 1512 (after 19 sec.) 
getting to a good peak over co-channel Saudi Arabia which had Koranic vocal. 
{A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1512 | SAUDI ARABIA | SBC Idha'at ul-Nedaa al-Islam, Jeddah/Sumaymah, FEB 25 
0101 - Koran; fair. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1521 | SPAIN | SER Radio Castellón, Castellón/Ramell, FEB 22 0500 - Pips, 
Cadena SER mention; fair. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1530 | ROMANIA | SRR Radio România Actualitati, Rădăuti, FEB 13 0000 - ID 
"Radio Romania Actualitati, hora exacta", 6 pips, news intro music; mixed with 
WCKY. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1530 | SAO TOME E PRINCIPE | VOA, Pinheira, FEB 14 0300 - Yankee Doodle sign-on 
music; under WCKY. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1539 | SPAIN | SER synchros, FEB 22 0459 - Spanish talk; in slop. 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

1575 | IRAN | Qeshm, FEB 14 0300 - Buzz jammer; dominant. [Connelly*Y-MA]


*** PAN-AMERICAN DX ***

550 | PUERTO RICO | WPAB, Ponce, FEB 15 0000 - Man with ID "Aqui WPAB .. Ponce 
.. Puerto Rico"; good / dominant. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

550 | VENEZUELA | YVKE, Mundial, Caracas, FEB 20 0101 - Mundial ID, music; fair 
to good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

580 | PUERTO RICO | WKAQ, San Juan, FEB 14 1000 - ID "WKAQ Cinco Ochenta AM San 
Juan", affiliates list; over WDBO, WTAG, et al. [Connelly*Y-MA]

590 | MEXICO | XEPH, Sabrosita 590, México DF, FEB 11 0200 - Woman with 
Sabrosita mentions; noted during audio pauses on much stronger WEZE. {A} 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

610 | BRAZIL | ZYL268, R. Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, FEB 25 0000 - Fast 
Portuguese talk by man; mixed with WGIR, WIOD, WTEL, HJKL, Rebelde mess. 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

630 | PUERTO RICO | WUNO, R. Uno, San Juan, FEB 14 0300 - NotiUno, Seis 
Treinta, and San Juan mentions; often over WPRO. [Connelly*Y-MA]

640.36 | unID | ?, FEB 25 0000 - Weak het against CBN / YVQO / Cuba tangle. 
[Connelly*Y-MA]

650 | COLOMBIA | HJKH, RCN Antena Dos, Bogota, FEB 14 0000 - 4-ascending-notes 
RCN attention signal, pips; mixed with Cuba, CKGA, WSRO, others. [Connelly*Y-MA]

670 | VENEZUELA | YVLL, Radio Rumbos, Caracas, FEB 15 2300 - Man "Radio Rumbos, 
la emisora de Venezuela presenta .."; fair, dominant. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

680 | PUERTO RICO | WAPA, San Juan, FEB 15 0001 - "Wapa Radio" jingle, man with 
news and Wapa Radio ID; mixed with WRKO. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

720 | COLOMBIA | HJAN, Emisoras Unidas, Barranquilla, FEB 16 0000 - Rustic 
accordion music, man with Barranquilla mention, attention fanfare, Emisoras 
Unidas ID; fair over others. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

780 | COLOMBIA | HJFV, Radio Viva, Pasto, FEB 14 1000 - Radio Viva jingles and 
spoken IDs; mixed with WBBM. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

800 | BONAIRE | PJB, TransWorld Radio, Kralendijk, FEB 9 2300 - Glory Train 
program with man in English mentioning the TWR Bonaire power upgrade to 450 kW. 
 Promo for Bonaire calendar, postcards.  Fair over others, not necessarily any 
better here than the lower power used previously. {A} + FEB 11 0200 - Radio 
Transmundial, Bonaire, and Caribe Holandes mentions in Spanish talk; mixed with 
domestics. {A} + FEB 13 0100 - Radio Transmundial and Bonaire mentions; to good 
peak and generally dominant. {A} + FEB 14 0000 - Woman with Radio Transmundial 
ID in Spanish talk; good, over CKLW/CJAD. {A} + FEB 20 0100 - Woman "ocho 
cientos AM, transmitiendo desde Bonaire"; good. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

810 | COLOMBIA | HJCY, Caracol Radio, Bogotá, FEB 14 0000 - CARACOL Radio ID; 
mixed with WGY. [Connelly*Y-MA]

830 | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | HIJB, Santo Domingo, FEB 20 0100 - Time check 9 p.m. 
and several HIJB IDs; burying WCRN. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

890 | CUBA | Radio Progreso, Chambas, FEB 24 2300 - Progreso theme music; mixed 
with domestics. [Connelly*Y-MA]

1030 | ARGENTINA | LS10, R. del Plata, Buenos Aires, FEB 17 0000 - ID "Radio 
Noticias del Plata"; just a bit behind WBZ. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1040 | COLOMBIA | HJAI, Radio Tropical, Barranquilla, FEB 14 1000 - 
Barranquilla mentions; mixed with WCHR. + FEB 17 0000 - Man "transmitiendo 
desde Barranquilla, Colombia, America del Sur, Radio Tropical"; over 
jumble-mess of WCHR, WURN, Cuba, et al. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1060 | CUBA | CMGW, Radio 26, Jovellanos, FEB 26 0300 - Radio Veintiseis (26) 
ID, folk female vocal; some audio distortion; over KYW. {A} + FEB 27 0600 - Man 
"Esta es Radio Veintiseis"; over domestics. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]

1220 | BRAZIL | ZYJ458, R. Globo, Rio de Janeiro / Ilha do Pontal, FEB 14 2300 
- Automated wolf whistles; under WHKW. + FEB 20 0100 - Radio Globo jingles; 
mixed with WHKW. {A} [Connelly*Y-MA]



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