|Mini DX Pedition to Kadyshevo: November 2003|
Last update — 23 Nov 2004
On 7 November 2003 me and Alexey Kulinchenko stayed for a while in his summer country house (suburbs of Kazan) in order to listen to some radio. We had my receiver (Sangean ATS 909) and Alexey's antennas (see the list below). Our location was next to Kadyshevo village, not far from Kazan. See the map on the right (click it to enlarge). Map has been taken for non-commercial use from maptatarstan.narod.ru
Terrain conditions: slope going down in north direction.
No electricity in this and nearby cottages in this season of year. We used energy from an accumulator.
All times are UTC. Local time in Kazan is UTC + 3 hours in winter.
The log, sorted by frequency, follows below.
603 — 1321, talks in Arabic, non-stop songs after 1323. SINPO 33222. First we presumed Iraq, because other possible variants (Tunisia and Egypt) lay more to the west, and it was still daytime there. But we became confused when at 1332 Arabic station faded out, and a French one replaced it on the frequency, playing pop music and sending short announcements between songs. EMWG lists France Info in Lyon; but we don't know whether it has musical programs among its features.
684 — 1340, broadcast in a Belarussian-sounding language. Obviously it was the NERRS relay in St.Petersburg, but it should not transmit in languages other than Russian on this frequency. Beograd is listed on 684 kHz as well, but language was definitely not Serbian. Alexander Beryozkin wrote then in open_dx that NERRS relay carries China Radio International in Russian at 1340. Maybe badly accented Russian sounded like Belarussian.
711 — Radio Rossii, 1350, SINPO 24222. The frequency was previously reported in the observations of Igor Zhurkin, who lives near Moscow. May come from Naryan Mar transmitter.
1053 — Radio Menovoy Dvor (Orenburg), 1053, SINPO 45343. Songs; news at 1100. Station slogan and more songs followed.
1107 — Xinjiang PBS, 1220, SINPO 44333, in Kazakh. ID "Sintszyannyn khalyk radiostantsiyase", music.
1170 — Belarussian Radio, 1050, SINPO 44333, in Belarussian and Russian. Song, talks.
1197 — VoIRI, 1222, SINPO 25332, male talks in Farsi.
1197 — a station in presumed Kazakh, 1309, talks on Georgia and Shevardnadze, song, the something about Kazakh opposition. SINPO 34322. BBC relay via Kazakhstan, or anything else?
1233 — Xinjiang PBS, 1308, SINPO 25232, in Kazakh. Sounded like news. // 1107 kHz.
1242 — Voice of Vietnam, 1251, SINPO 22332, in French. At 1252 a Vietnamese song started. Interfered by a station that was playing classical music; at recheck after 1300 it turned to be Ukrainian Radio. Regarding Vietnam, after 1300 it either was in a deep fade-out, or even left the frequency.
1251 — 1237, Quran reading, talks in Arabic, phone calls. SINPO 33333. WRTH suggests UAE Radio Dubai (too early for Lybian Voice of Africa). We tried to compare the signal with 1476 kHz, but nothing was noted on the latter channel at all.
1260 — 1st program of Uzbek Radio, 1228, SINPO 33222. Music, then (1230) news in Uzbek.
1287 — Radio station Yunost, 1047, two signals with a considerable relative time delay (2...3 sec). The loudest broadcast had SINPO 34333.
1323 — CRI, 1303, SINPO 25222, news in Russian. // 7255 kHz.
1341 — Kazakh Radio, 1357, song, followed by some Kazakh announcements with people's names (I guess program makers were mentioned). Jingle "Qazak radiosy!" at 1359. Announcement in Russian: the beginning of the 6th time pip corresponds to the top of the hour" (couldn't note what time it was in the KAZ capital). Pips, followed by news.
1359 — Radio Tsentr (Donetsk), 1257, SINPO 43433. Interfered by a Chinese-style song. ID at 1300 (15 hours in Donetsk), review of criminal accidents. Everything in Russian. Some time before, at 1211, station was noted witn an even louder signal (45444), playing Ukrainian, Russian and international pops.
1395 — Armenian Radio, 1355, SINPO 33333, talks in Armenian. But when we connected earth to the input of our passive antenna matcher (as it helped for some other station), Armenia suddenly lost its strength, and transmitter in Orenburg, Russia, moved to the foreground.
1440 — RFI (Moscow relay), 1014, SINPO 45444, female talks in French. It was rather unusual to hear it with such a quality. Distance from Moscow to Kazan is about 800 km.
1593 — China National Radio (?), 1352, SINPO 34333, talks in Chinese.
5945 — 1025 RUS RFI via Irkutsk, Chinese 25222 talks, s/off at 1030
6055 — 1019 KWT R.Kuwait, Arabic 15321 songs
9325 — 0809 KRE Voice of Korea, Russian 35333 news
9370 — 0813 USA WTJC, English 35322 religious talk
9420 — 0816 GRC Voice of Greece, Greek 24432 talks
9460 — 0819 TUR Voice of Turkey, Turkish 45343 talks
9470 — 0828 CHN CNR8, Uighur 52432 ads, songs, QRM HRV; in Kazakh after 0900
9500 — 0823, a station in Chinese with an obviously religious programming. First I heard an English song with piano accompaniment - pause after each passage with some short Chinese clarification. Talks followed after 0825. Bclnews.it say it's neither KTWR nor KFBS. According to Wolfgang Bueschel's remark, it's FEBC from Philippines.
9570 — 0803 KOR(?) R.Korea Int.(?), English 24322 news
9810 — 0936 CHN CNR-2 (?), Chinese 44444
9815 — 0930 POR R.Portugal, Portuguese 35222 announcements, music
9825 — 0927 J R.Japan, Japanese 23222 female talk; beamed to Pacific
9830 — 0925 HRV Hrvatska R., Croatian 44444
9855 — 0920, a station in Farsi or Dari, SINPO 44444. General political talks. Did not find this freq in schedules of IBB/DW/BBC. Maybe Iran?
9910 — 0918 GUM KTWR, Chinese 54444 female talk
13640 — 0701 OMA R.Oman, Arabic 44444 music, news
17735 — 0912 CHN China Radio Int, Indonesian 54444
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