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Radio Nederland's 25th Jubilee: April 15, 1972

1/14/2019
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Srebnick, who shares the following recording and notes: This is a very enjoyable review of the first 25 years of Radio Nederland, hosted by Jerry Cowan. It is the complete broadcast with the news, which at the time was feed via HF from Hilversum to Bonaire. The panel of guests include Bruce Parsons, Neville Gray, as well as the head of the English Department of Radio Nederland, Van Dulken. It was recorded off air in Queens, NY on 11,730 kHz between...

Duration:01:20:21

Kol Yisrael - Missile Attack on Israel on Second Night of Operation Desert Storm: 18 January 1991

1/9/2019
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Two live, off-air, approximately half-hour recordings of the North American Service of Kol Yisrael, the Voice of Israel, on the second night of the combat phase (Operation Desert Storm) of the First Gulf War, 17/18 January 1991. The first recording is of the 01:00 UTC broadcast on 18 January on 11605 kHz. The second recording is of the 02:00 UTC broadcast on the same day, initially using the frequency of 11605 kHz but changing to the other two frequencies used, 9435 and 7465 kHz at...

Duration:00:26:21

Radio Australia (International Report): June 15, 1993

1/7/2019
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: This is the way I remember Radio Australia. Their signal used to boom into Eastern North America in the late evenings on 17715 and 17795 kHz with a reliable signal during the summer months. This program called International Report was one of my favorites. Unfortunately I did not record the date and time when I made this recording. But judging from the content is must have been sometime in...

WINB (Unique Radio): November 3, 2018

1/5/2019
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Ian Pillar, who shares the following recording and notes: A recording of Unique Radio via the facilities of WINB 9265 KHz Red Lion Pennsylvania USA @ 1200 -1240 HRS UTC with programming from Hobart Radio International . I do get a decent WINB signal from time to time which is surprising considering as the main beam hits Eastern Australia and New Zealand and I am on the other side of the country. I received a very nice email from Tim Gaynor of Unique Radio...

Duration:00:20:01

RTBF International 621 kHz Final Sign-off: December 31, 2018

1/1/2019
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Live off-air recording of the final hour or so of programming from the RTBF transmitter on 621 kHz at Wavre, Belgium, on 31 December 2018 beginning just before 18:00 UTC. Although rated at 300 kW, it has been reported that recently the transmitter was operated at a lower power. The programming on 621 kHz was a combination of selected programs from RTBF's La Première and VivaCité stations and was referred to as RTBF International ("La radio des belges dans le monde") since the signal could...

Radio Vaticana - Pope's Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing: December 25, 2018

12/31/2018
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Live, off-air, approximately forty-minute recording of the 2018 Christmas Message and "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing of Pope Francis as broadcast by Radio Vaticana (Vatican Radio), a division of Vatican Media, on 25 December 2018 beginning at 10:50 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 15695 kHz. This broadcast originated from a 250 kW transmitter at Santa Maria di Galevia, north of Rome, and was beamed to central Africa with an antenna beam azimuth of 145°. This broadcast was the English-commentary...

NDR - Gruss an Bord: December 24, 2018

12/29/2018
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Two live, off-air, two-hour recordings of the special annual Gruss an Bord broadcast from German broadcaster NDR, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, on 24 December 2018 beginning at 19:00 UTC. The broadcast features Christmas music and greetings for mariners around the world and a church service. The Christmas greetings were recorded at two events on the second Advent Sunday (9 December) in Leer and on the third Advent Sunday (16 December) in Hamburg. Relatives and friends had the opportunity to wish...

Radio South Africa (RSA) New Year's Eve Broadcast: December 31, 1977

12/25/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording of Radio South Africa which was originally recorded on December 31, 1977 from his home in Plymouth, MN using a Hammarlund HQ-180: During the late 1970s, Radio South Africa (RSA) would broadcast a New Years call-in show. This recording is from 1/1/1978 (12/31/1977 in the US). At two minutes into the recording, you can hear the interval signal for RAI (Italy) in the background. I have scoped (edited) the music....

Duration:00:22:39

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #7): 1979

12/25/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:14:27

Korean Central Broadcasting Service (KCBS) Pyongyang: November 16, 2016

12/21/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: [The following recording is of] the sign-on of Korean Central Broadcasting Station domestic service from Pyongyang. The recording was made on Nov 16, 2016 at 20:27:36 UTC (when North Korea was on UTC + 8.5 hours) on 2850 kHz. The programming begins after approx. 57 seconds with ID signal and station identification in Korean by male and female. Following the time signal it's their national anthem...

Duration:00:07:52

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #6): 1979

12/19/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:14:21

Nicaraguan clandestine radio station, Radio Sandino: July 17, 1979

12/18/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Garavas, who shares the following recording and notes: Radio Sandino, Nicaraguan clandestine radio station, voice of the Sandinista National Liberation Front. Recorded the day Anastasio Somoza DeBayle resigned the presidency and fled to Miami. The following is a translation of the first two minutes of the announcement: "Somoza is leaving. During these moments, [inaudible]. No one shall act freely. Everyone should act under orders of the one responsible...

Duration:00:27:36

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #5): 1979

12/12/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Radio Afghanistan Station ID (English): Late 1970s

12/11/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: This second [Radio Afghanistan] recording was made at the end of the 1970s during the soviet occupation of Afghanistan when RA programmes were rebroadcasted via Soviet transmitters. In this case it is the english service beamed to several parts of Asia. The recording was made one some day at 0900 GMT on 15435 kHz. It was a relay via Soviet transmitter.

Duration:00:01:46

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #4): 1979

12/5/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:15:31

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #3): 1979

11/28/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:15:35

Radio Afghanistan Station ID (English): 1976

11/27/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: The first [Radio Afghanistan] recording is from 1976. The recording was made with the GRUNDIG Satellit 600 Professional recorder unit prototype I got from my uncle who worked at GRUNDIG as mentioned before. Date: ?, sometime in 1976 Time: around 1130 GMT/UTC QRG: 15195 kHz Listen carefully to this recording. In the background you can hear the VOA Yankee Doodle played before starting its...

Duration:00:03:51

US Coast Guard Radio Station NMC: Summer of 2003

11/25/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: As for radio station NMC, I forget the frequency. It was somewhere in the aircraft band, somewhere about 8000KHZ. I used a Kenwood TS440S transceiver and I believe it was taped in the summer of 2003. Sorry I can't be more exact.

Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #2): 1979

11/21/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:17:22

Radio Australia "DXers Calling" Final Program: October 30, 1977

11/19/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Manfred Reiff, who shares the following recording and notes: I made this recording on (our) Sunday 30 October 1977 at 0841 to 0853 GMT (now: UTC) on 21570 kHz. It was one of my first recordings made with a newly bought GRUNDIG Satellit 600 Professional. I used both the built-in Telescope Antenna (144 centimeters in length) and a self-made outdoor antenna consisting of steel mast of 10 meters in height. On top of the mast my dad and I installed a copper pipe...

Duration:00:12:13