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?

Voice of Hope – Africa (Zambia)

13680 kHz.  Received in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.

26-Nov-2016, Local Time – 10:40-12:00   (1540-1700 UTC)   Language: English

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)

Nice signal here in Northern NJ during the late morning.   The following video was made by picking up IDs and the closing announcement.  FYI, the big signal on the right (13695kHz) is The Overcomer Ministry via WRMI.

Voice of Amara Radio (Broadcasting to Ethiopia)

15360 kHz.  Received in Edgewater, New Jersey, USA.

19-Nov-2016, Local Time – 12:00   (1700 UTC)   Language: Amharic

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)

Opening ID sounds like “Yeh Yamara Dimitsi Radyo New” (meaning This is Amhara Voice Radio).

A jamming came up at about 3 minutes after s/on (not recorded).

ELWA (Monrovia, Liberia) on 6050kHz

6050 kHz.  Received in Spain (via remote Perseus server).
22-Sept-2016, 0527 UTC
Language: English
Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Based on recent information from DXLD, I tried reception of ELWA on 6050kHz, starting at 0530 UTC.  Unfortunately my area does not seem to be a good location.  Then I accessed a remote Perseus server in Spain.  It has been a very long time since I heard this interval signal last time.


The following lovely QSL card attracted many young SWLs in Japan at that time.