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--- El dom, 6/24/12, henrik.klemetz
** COLOMBIA. 14950.7, June 24 at 0058, another try at the station previously filed under UNIDENTIFIED. Much better signal than before! Peaks at 6 bars on the DX-398 instead of the usual zero, maybe 1. As I tune in, again mentioning ``Ciudad de Pasto`` with a phone number.
0059, plug for Cristo, 0100 Mexican music.
0107, music segué, lyric includes ``la salvación``, quote from Isaías, YL timecheck, more music
0113, announcement includes ``ellos no pueden esperar``, song.
0117, Bible quote, then timecheck in a different format by YL only, ``---- Estéreo informa la hora: 8 de la noche, 22 minutos``. But she`s still 5 minutes fast! Unfortunately the canned IDs are somewhat muffled, harder to copy than the music. And now it`s weakening.
0121 quoting another Bible versículo, timecheck, weaker still.
On the Pasto lead I had researched all the radio stations there, starting with AM. There are only a few, with the best bet being per WRTH on 1250, Radio Vida/Radio María. I later got their webcast to work and it did not have this religious element.
The official Colombian government station list is here:
In three different categories. Once I heard ``stereo`` I knew the originating station was very likely FM, not AM. Again there are only a few possibilities in Pasto, all with webcasts: Tropicana Estéreo 97.1, certainly not the right format; Amor Estéreo 94.1, but that`s RCN and 14950 is local; Romántica Stereo 88.1 HJU86 looks promising, as licensee is the Cooperativa de Trabajo Asociado Arca de Noé, implying religious connexion with Noah`s Ark, but it sounds secular too.
I`m running this on my FM feeder 87.85 MHz as I resume monitoring 14950 on the porch at 0158. Switching back and forth, no match.
0202, announcement about something with dates in junio.
0205, the street light photocell again fires up the arc starting with a big RF blast on SW. This is the current dusk time with a clear sky.
0205 another automated timecheck, 0210 announcement, 0214 fading and I quit. Final recheck at 0343 to find it gone, probably off much earlier.
Meanwhile I check one more Pasto station, R. Capital Pasto, 104.1, which despite the seemingly secular name is obviously religious from its Facebook, but again the announcements and music style don`t fit.
Another check in the morning June 24: at 1158 Firedrake is dominating 14950, off at 1200, with JBA signal uncovered maybe from Colombia, but now one of my DTV cable boxes has decided to vary to this frequency with its bubble-jamming, still at 1224.
So nothing fits for Pasto. Since 14950 is obviously piratical, maybe the FM station is too, and not in the official lists? No, Pasto turns out to be a mislead. Fortunately, I need pursue this no longer, as Henrik Klemetz reports:
``Thanks to Torolf Johnsson, of Stockholm, for providing two good audio files. The programming heard on 14950.6 is that of Salem Stéreo, which operates on 106.5 FM from Rioblanco, Tolima, Colombia. I am inclined to believe that the SW frequency is being operated by some local or semilocal ham. Pasto is mentioned in an ad as the home town of Freddy Noguera, who is co-hosting a youth meeting June 26-26 [sic].``
BTW, this station does not appear on the official list! Here`s its website:
and stream with strange title Radio Ipuc:
[hmm, maybe means something like Iglesia Pentecostal Unida Colombiana]
Format matches checked at 1511 UT with timecheck only 2 minutes fast. ID is pronounced ``Salén Estéreo``. I would not rule out possibility that other times in past and future, 14950 may relay some other station. And since Salem Stereo does webcast, the relay really could be anywhere, unless 14950 is suitably ahead of the webcast delay.
I later read that Terry Krueger, FL, had also IDed it: ``14950.68 COLOMBIA Salem Stereo, Ibagué or Río Blanco, Tolima. 2145 June 23, 2012`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 7265, Sunday June 24 at 0459 past 0500, no signal from Hamburger Lokalradio, just North American SSB hams in their Field Day frenzy, overfilling the bands once a year; they were even atop Vatican on 7250. Thomas Voelkner had tipped us that HLR would be on today, including a special airing of WORLD OF RADIO at 0630. Aoki shows it`s only 1 kW, 230 degrees from Bremen, starting this early only on Sat & Sun (but not always?), so how was reception in Europe for WOR?
Noel Green, Blackpool, England reports: ``Hello Glenn, Yes, WOR was heard on 7265 today (24th) at tune in around 0635 till close at 0800. Their signal was varying from nil on the meter with surges up to 9, but mostly about S2. That's not strong enough to over-ride my local noise level and so I missed hearing clearly some of the programme. But, I hope they will do it again another weekend`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
En la frecuencia de 6300 khz escuche el pasado 20.06 una debilísima señal en
idioma desconocido y de la zona de Oriente Lejano.La estación estaba
interferida por un poderoso jamming.
Hoy, 23.06, sobre las 11 UTC, fui directamente a intentar captarla
nuevamente y la escuche con señal aceptable (QSA 2) y casi sin jamming lo
cual no sólo fue una sorpresa, sino que me permitió corroborar que se trata
de un idioma asiático que casi con seguridad sería coreano.
Mirando la sección "Clandestine and Other Target Broadcast" que bajé de
Internet de la página del WRTH en Mayo de 2012, me encuentro que en esa
frecuencia y en ese horario está mencionada la emisora "MND Radio" con
programas, justamente en coreano, dirigidos hacia Corea del Norte y que
emitiría en paralelo con 5410 khz (inaudible en esta QRG si es que estaba en
¿Alguien conoce algun dato de esta emisora?
Desde ya gracias
** KUWAIT. 15540, June 19 at 1914, R. Kuwait has again replaced English service with Arabic, i.e. Qur`an --- did they get religion? Still the same at 2023 and now // weaker 17550, altho interrupted by brief non-musical narrations (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** NIGERIA. 15120, June 20 at 0502, open carrier, no modulation, fair signal. Despite the absence of some hum, surely it`s VON. Still mum at 0525 tune-out (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 13570, June 19 at 1913, WINB is back on with Brother Scare; as in last report it had been missing earlier this day at 1241 and 1327. Also BS is back the next morning, June 20 at 1213 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7555, June 20 at 0514, WEWN, R. Católica Mundial is gone again from one of its Spanish frequencies, still audible on the other, 11870, and English on 11520. Next check at 1206, 7555 is still AWOL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EQUATORIAL GUINEA. 15190, June 22 at 1917 no signal from R. Africa (nor Philippines, nor Brasil). Last log I`ve seen for it was June 15, altho I had not logged it since June 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)