RAE (Argentina) via WRMI

Received in Fort Lee, NJ, on 26-June-2017 at 6:32PM Eastern Time (2232 UTC). 11580kHz.

Receiver:  BST-1 Car Shortwave Radio

Antenna: Whip

RAE, which has been broascasting in Japanese langurage for a very long time, is the most difficult station for SWLs in Japan to receive.  Now it is transmitted via WRMI, and can be heard with a very strong signal, at least in USA.

DR Radio (Denmark)

243 kHz.  Received in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
5-May-2017,  5:58 AM-Local Time (0358 UTC)   Language: Danish
Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus
Antenna: BCL-LOOP 12 Rev.5  (Indoor)

I encountered this station when I was traveling Amsterdam last week.  This kind of “real” interval signal reminds me of my old days when I listened to so many shortwave stations in the world.

Bye Bye Sitkunai (Via Uzbekistan)

9875 kHz.  Received in Niigata, Japan.

16-Apr-2017,  9:00 PM-Local Time (1200 UTC)   Language: English

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Antenna: AAA-1 Small Loop (Indoor)


This program was for a memory of the shortwave transmission from Lithuania that was closed recently.  The signal was very strong in Japan as it was transmitted by 100 kW from Tashkent.  I used to listen to Radio Vilnius on shortwave in 1970-80s.   Their English program was nicely received in Japan in the daytime, presumably via Radio Moscow’s network.  Of course I got the following QSL card.


Radio Amhara (Ethiopia)

6090 kHz.  Received in Niigata, Japan.

20-Feb-2017,  5:59 AM-Local Time (2059 UTC)   Language: Amharic

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Antenna: AAA-1 Small Loop (Indoor)

The video is the ending part of their broadcast.  ID sounds like “Yeh  ye-Amara Radio” (perhaps meaning “This is Radio of Amhara”).  There is some interference from CRI on the same frequency.  Their local music actually sounds very similar to Japanese traditional falk music.  I want to let people there listen to our music and hear their impression some day!

Radio Munansi (Broadcasting to Uganda, via WWRB)

15240 kHz.  Received in northern New Jersey, USA.

10-Dec-2016, Local Time – 1:05 PM  (1805 UTC)   Language: Unknown (Luganda?)

Receiver: BST-1 Car Shortwave Radio   Antenna: Whip

After sign-on, African music is continuously played for about 2 hrs and then suddenly Ugandan national anthem starts, followed by talk program in local language (sometimes I heard English speech as well).  The talk sounds like a lecture and the word “Uganda” is heard many times.  The following record is the national anthem and beginning of a talk program.  By the way, what does “Munansi” mean?