NASWA Journal Columns · Tropical Loggings, May 1998

Sheryl Paszkiewicz • P.O. Box 152 • Manitowoc, WI 54221-0152 spaszkiewicz◊yahoo.com

Tropical Loggings, May 1998

2460 UNID Ham? 4/10 0458 lite rock mx, ID, ads w/phone Number 337-3116 (Sgru-NY)
3210 COSTA RICA REE Relay 3/7 0201 //5990, 5970, 6055, 6125 nx, jingle, IDs (Serr-IT)
*3215 MADAGASCAR AWR 1530-1600 in Malagasy, IS, EG ID, FR, GG, SP BP 700 Tananarive, phone 261-2022-40465, powerful (Vagh-MAUR)
3215 SULAWESI RRI Manado 3/14 1200 SCI, nx, poor (Line-KS)

3260 NEW GUINEA R Madang 4/5 1115 island mx (Ripp-VA) 3/22 1117 C&W vcls, tlk in lang (Line-KS)
3265 SULAWESI RRI Gorontalo 3/14 1200 SCI, nx, good (Line-KS)
3290 ECUADOR R Centro 3/5 1025 SP tlks, ID, fair (Alex-PA)
3315 ADM ISL R Manus 4/5 1045 exc sigs w/Top Hit Countdown, nx & lcl anmts (Ripp-VA) 3/25 1135 EG reading, anmts (Line-KS)
3325 GUATEMALA Radio Maya 4/4 1100 sermon & accordion solo (Robi)
3325 KALIMANTAN RRI Palangkaraya 3/25 1215 RRI nx, fair (Line-KS)
3340 PERU R Altura 3/10 1006 tlk, LA mx, p-f (Buen-MO) 3/5 1008 OA folk mx, ID, anmts, good (Alex-PA)
3344.8 MOLUCCAS RRI Ternate 3/14 1200 SCI, nx, fair (Line-KS)
3345nf UGANDA R Uganda 4/11 0426 nx of Kampala & Uganda (Pasz-WI)
3370 GUATEMALA R Tezulutlan 4/4 1030 lang ID, few bars of Inter- mezzo, tlk, good sig (Robi-TN)
3385 SARAWAK RM Miri 3/17 1324, poor (Line-KS)
3385 SUNDAS RRI Kupang 3/28 1211 RRI nx, fair (Line-KS)
3400 LIBERIA pres Star Radio, 3/6 0500 definite Liberian NA, tlk muffled (Berg-MA)
3560 N KOREA R Pyongyang 3/19 1213 KK tlk (Line-KS)
3905 IRIAN JAYA RRI Merauke 3/19 1210 poor (Line-KS)
3905t NEW IRELAND R New Ireland 3/3 to 1204* choral mx, PNG NA at sign off (Maro-NY)
3912 S KOREA Vo People 3/19 1210 KK tlk, fair (Line-KS)
3925 JAPAN 4/11 1032 discuss w/M&W (Ripp-VA)
3976 KALIMANTAN RRI Pontianak 3/19 1205 nx, fair (Line-KS)
3995 GERMANY DW 3/11 0700 IS, GM tlk (Line-KS)
4000 SULAWESI RRI Kendari 3/19 1205 nx, fair (Line-KS)
4552.3 BOLIVIA Rdf Tropico 3/14 1051 mx, tlk, poor (Line-KS)
4606.4 IRIAN JAYA RRI Serui 3/22 1143 tlk, mx (Line-KS)
4682.3 BOLIVIA R Paititi 3/14 1055 mx (Line-KS)
4725 MYANMAR RM 3/11 1148 lang tlk, vcls (Line-KS)
4735 CHINA Xinjiang PBS 3/13 1157 mx, TP, anmts (Line-KS)
4746.8 PERU R Huanta 2000 3/14 1057 tlk, mx, fluttery (Line-KS)
4750 TIBET Xizang PBS 3/11 1154 mx, anmts, TP (Line-KS)
4753 SULAWESI RRI Ujung Pandang 2/5 1320 2M tlk in AR (Newb-NE)
4755 BRAZIL R Educ Rural 3/5 0224 mx, rel tlk, ID, ads (Vagh-MAUR)
4760 ANDAMAN ISL AIR Pt. Blair 3/11 1200 tlk, SC mx, TP, EG nx fair (Line-KS) I got a tentative on this finally–sp
4770 NIGERIA Kaduna 3/11 0646 lang tlk, IS, fair (Line-KS)
4775 INDIA AIR Imphal 4/11 1218 Indian songs (Padu-AUS) Welcome!
4775 SWAZILAND TWR 3/4 0417 GG tlk, choir (Newb-NE)
4777 GABON RTV Gabonaise 3/10 FR 2113 political tlk, Afropops, canned anmt (Serr-IT)
4777 JAVA RRI Jakarta 3/22 1200 SCI, nx, weak (Line-KS)
4779.8 ECUADOR R Oriental 4/11 1046 poor w/LA mx, ads, ID (Ripp-VA)
4783.3 MALI RTV 3/11 0644 FR tlk (Line-KS)
4785t ECUADOR R Federacion 3/19 2354 tlk, rap, QRM from Mali, nothing on the other 2 channels (Hill-MA)
4789 DOM REP Onda Musical 3/16 2322 nx, phone tlk, ad for El Banco del Pais, ID, strong (Nove-NC)
4790 PAKISTAN Azad Kashmir R 4/2 1445 clear ID, Urdu anmts, Kashmiri songs, 1500 Urdu nx (Vagh-MAUR)
4790 PAKISTAN R Pakistan 3/20 1716 ID, anmt, long song, propaganda & patriotic songs (Vagh-MAUR)
4800 GUATEMALA R Buenas Nuevas in Mam lang, 3/15 0214 Bible reading choral chant, ID & freq, hasta manana (Serr-IT)
4800 INDIA AIR Hyderabad 4/11 1225 HD tlks, audible after co- channel Mexido fade out (Padu-AUS)
4800 MEXICO XERTA 4/6 1000 Cielito Linda & Guadalajara (Robi-TN) 4/5 0352 test in EG/SP Ids, all types mx, fair (Flyn-OR) 3/22 0105 anmts, ranchera mx, EG Ids, weak (Alex-PA)
4810 ARMENIA Vo Armenia EG 3/10 2121 nx, ID, fine mx, cmtry abt democracy //9965 (Serr-IT)
4815 BURKINA FASO R Burkina FR 3/10 2135 tlk, Afropops (Serr-IT) 3/11 0642 FR tlk, good (Line-KS)
4820 BOTSWANA RB 3/10 2202* Western pops, tlk, ment Botswana poss prayer, NA (Serr-IT)
4820 INDIA AIR Calcutta 4/11 1223 sign on (Padu-AUS)
4825 RUSSIA Yakut R 3/21 1225 tlk, poor (Line-KS) ID?
4828 ZIMBABWE ZBC 3/15 2130 tlk abt Zimbabwe, hilife mx, drama, NA to 2200* (Hill-MA) 3/29 0340 appears to replace 3396 Afr mx, vern tlk (Alex-PA)
4831 THAILAND R Thailand Home Service 4/11 1145 Thai tlk (Padu-AUS)
4832 COSTA RICA R Reloj 3/11 0635 ID, nx (Line-KS)
4835 GUATEMALA R Tezulutlan 3/7 0035 in lang w/mensajes, IDs (Serr)
4835 MALI RM 3/11 0636 FR tlk, Afr mx, fair (Line-KS)
4840 VENEZUELA R Valera 3/15 0257 anmts, ID, rel pgm (Serr-IT)
4845 MALAYSIA RM 3/21 1220 mx, long tlk (Line-KS)
4850 INDIA AIR Kohima 3/10 0030 SC mx, p-f, 1232 EG nx (Line-KS)
4860 INDIA AIR Delhi 3/10 0030 EG, SC mx, 1230 EG nx (Line-KS)
4870 BENIN ORTB 3/11 0632 FR tlk, good (Line-KS)
4874.6 IRIAN JAYA RRI Sorong 3/13 1152 local mx, high woman’s voice piercing noise floor, SCI, tlk (Nove-NC) 3/14 1300 SCI, nx exc, stronger than Ujung Pandang (Line-KS)
4875 BRAZIL R Roraima 4/7 *0930-1030* freq Ids, orchestra (Robi-TN) 3/15 0321 tlk, chorus, IDs (Serr-IT)
4880 INDIA AIR Lucknow 4/11 1215 Indian songs, QRM from co-channel Bangladesh (Padu-AUS) 3/10 0030 SC mx (Line-KS)
4885 BRAZIL R Clube 3/7 0050 chat, song, IDs, slogans (Serr-IT) 3/4 0425 folk mx w/accordion, ment Brazil, mx (Newb-NE)
4890 PAPUA NBC 2/5 1326 PD tlk, peppy song, like C&W (Newb-NE) 3/17 1312 EG pops (Line-KS)
4895 INDIA AIR Kurseong 3/11 1233 EG nx (Line-KS)
4895 SARAWAK RM 3/17 1314 mx, tlk in lang (Line-KS)
4900 CHINA 3/11 1205 Vo Strait, CH tlk, mx (Line-KS)
4910 INDIA AIR Jaipur 4/11 1210 cricket (Padu-AUS)
4915 BRAZIL R Anhanguera 3/28 0013 tlk, mx, ID, freq (Ziol-NY)
4919 ECUADOR R Quito 3/4 0413 nx, mx between items (Newb-NE)
4920 INDIA AIR Chennai 4/11 1207 EG cricket (Padu-AUS) 3/10 0030 SC mx, 1234 EG nx (Line-KS)
4925 BOLIVIA R San Miguel 4/1 1024 tlk, flutes, rooster (Ziol-NY)
4925 SUMATRA RRI Jambi 4/4 2208 local ID, 2210 Koran (Vagh-MAUR) 3/14 1237 IN mx (Line-KS)
4935 KENYA KBC 3/16 1851 sermon, hymn, 3 TP, anmts, TC (Serr-IT)
4940 INDIA AIR Guwahati 3/11 1209 chants over Vo Strait (Line-KS) Nice!
4940 VENEZUELA R Amazonas 3/29 0222 ritmos, YL anncr, ads, IDs poor-fair (Flyn-OR)
4945 BRAZIL Emis Rural 4/1 0245 singing call in show. ID & freqs to 0306* (Sgru-NY)
4950 KASHMIR AIR Srinagar 4/11 1150 Indian songs (Padu-AUS) 3/3 1930 nx in Hindi, EG, 1945 Urdu mx, 1955 ID (Vagh-MAUR)
4960 RUSSIA Chita R 3/11 1212 class mx, fair (Line-KS)
4965 ZAMBIA Christian Vo 4/1 1800 reactivated from 3330 which was much better (Vagh-MAUR)
4970 INDIA AIR Shillong 4/11 1141 fade in w/Indian songs (Padu-AUS)
4976 UGANDA R Uganda 3/12 2010 vern mx, tlk (Serr-IT)
4980 CHINA Urumqi 4/11 1224 Mongolian local songs (Padu-AUS)
4990 INDIA AIR Itanagar 4/11 1142 Indian vocals (Padu-AUS)
4990.9 PERU R Ancash 3/14 1109 ads, OA mx, fair (Line-KS)
4995.5 PERU R Andina 3/14 1108 OA mx, SP anmts, good (Line-KS)
5000 VENEZUELA YVTO 3/22 0234 Tps, Tcs, ID, slogan (Serr-IT)
5003.5 RIO MUNI RN 3/11 2155 lcl songs, SP tlk (Hill-MA)
5005 SARAWAK RTM Sibu 4/11 1150 talk in vernacular (Padu-AUS)
5009.6 MADAGASCAR RM 3/3 0312 lang/FR Dr. Zhivago theme, sounded like kids show Radio Solare was on (Sgru-NY) 3/10 0251 IS, NA FR anmts, mx (Line-KS) 3/15 *0254 xylo IS, chorus, anmts rel chorus (Alex-PA)
5010 INDIA AIR Thiru. 3/10 0027 SC mx, tlk, fair (Line-KS)
5018.6 PERU R Horizonte 3/2 0220 hrd but unid, 3/3 0100 ID’d (Berg)
5019.6 COLOMBIA Ecos del Atrato 3/8 0400 robust Latin rhythms, anmts, Tcs, ads, ID, NA 0503* (Berg-MA)
5020 SOL ISL SIBC 3/22 1035 YL tlk, inspirational mx, BBC nx (Cost)
5020.4 NIGER LV du Sahel 3/10 2011 pop songs, FR (Serr-IT) 3/6 1700 AR nx & mx, 1815 some EG, 1900 FR nx (Vagh-MAUR)
5025 BENIN R Parakou 3/12 1918 FR/vern, Afr mx, ment Parakou (Serr)
5030 CHINA CPBS 1 3/10 2033 Euro class mx, CH anmts (Serr-IT) 3/31 1225 CH tlks, weak (Newb-NE)
5030 COSTA RICA AWR 3/11 0304 SP class mx, pops, sermon, ID (Serr)
5030 SARAWAK RTM Kuching 4/1q1 1155 talks in Bidayuh with co- channel QRM from China (Padu-AUS) 3/17 1318 tlks in Bidayuh fair (Line-KS)
5039.2 PERU R Libertad 3/5 0955 SP pops, OA folk mx, echo anmts, ID fair (Alex-PA)
5050 INDIA AIR Aizawl 3/3 2300 mx, ID, EG TC, nx, ID (Vagh-MAUR)
5055 PAKISTAN R Pakistan 3/21 1445 long tlk, 2 songs, frequency anmt, prayer, anmt, good (Vagh-MAUR)
5060.1 CHINA Xinjiang PBS 2/28 1647* pres Mongolian, folk songs & CH class mx, anmts, poss ID, TP (Serr-IT)
5076.9 COLOMBIA Caracol 3/13 0355 2M tlk, ID (Newb-NE)
5100.1 LIBERIA RL 3/10 2054 EG Afropop mx, ID, nx 2104 (Serr-IT)
5125 CHINA CPBS Taiwan service 3/9 2010 CH mx (Serr-IT)
5470 LIBERIA R Veritas 3/29 0715 EG nx, ID, promos, mx (Alex-PA)
5500 ETHIOPIA Vo Tigray Rev 3/23 0358 IS, anmts, nx (Sgru-NY) 2/28 1559* songs, poss nx, fair (Serr-IT)
5522.2 PERU R Sudamerica 3/8 0238* tlk, folk mx, ID (Alex-PA)
5637 PERU Radio Peru 3/10 0045 OA mx, ID (Sgru-NY) 4/12 0155 guitar mx, tlk, ID (Nove-NC)
5745 USA WHRI 2/21 0253 EG tlk show (Hume-ON)
5835nf KALININGRAD R Nederland Relay 4/12 *2030 in Dutch (Padu-AUS)

This month reporters from 12 states, 1 Canadian province & 3 foreign countries. Thank you, BOB PADULA for the good logs. Once again, my E-mail address is spaszkie @t msn.com (This e-mail address has been altered to foil spambots that regularly scan this web site). Next deadline May 22.

I don’t think I got any QSLs all month. I have recently seen QSLs from Afghanistan and Guinea in the hobby press. That is encouraging indeed. Unfortunately, it looks like I spent more time on the computer than the radio this month. But it was radio related what I was doing.

Special thank you to BETSY ROBINSON for the nice Easter note.

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