News about free radio stations on shortwave and mediumwave, and free radio logs from Newfoundland, Canada.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Logs, March 15-29 & my first rijstaffel at home.

There are several things that I enjoy about Holland, besides the free radio.  One of them is rijstaffel, the classic Dutch-Indonesian feast.  My love affair with rijstaffel began in my 20's, when I owned a time share in St. Maarten.  A husband and wife team ran a tiny rijstaffel restaurant in the front room of their house, and we visited every trip.  Of course, we also had this wonderful meal on each of our recent trips to Holland.

A few weeks ago, I got this crazy idea to make my own rijstaffel.  Considering that I had only made one Indonesian dish before, and I knew next to nothing about Indonesian cooking, or if I could get the necessary ingredients locally, it seemed more than a little crazy.  But I can be a determined little bugger sometimes ;-)


For anyone who is curious, these are the dishes I chose :
Sate ayam & kambing - chicken & lamb satay
Daging rending - beef rendang
Daging semur - meat stew
Gule Kambing - coconut lamb stew
Martabak - lamb stuffed pancakes
Sambal goreng buncis - fried beans
Sambal goreng kentang - fried potatoes
Sayur ledoh - vegetable stew
Acar campur - pickled vegetables
Sambal ulek - chilli paste
Sambal kecap -  soy sauce with chillies
Sambal kacang - peanut sauce
Serundeng - fried grated coconut
Pisang goreng - fried bananas
Krupuk - shrimp crackers
Nasi putih - white rice

The sambal ulek came from a bottle, but everything else was made fresh (quite the organizational challenge).

Now, for those of you who came here for the logs :-)

March 15
15070,2 . 1610 .  Shortwave Papa, “I Put a Spell on You”, fading in and out, better at 1943 with ID, greetings, 25432
9600,0 . . 1840 . Radio Spaceshuttle, ID, address, rock, 33442, good signal, but bad het on top
15880,0L.1923 . Over 60 Degree Radio, rock music, 25431, moved to 13600L at 1925, “Let’s Dance”, 25442, then 12040L at 1940 with “Layla”, 25442, 9320L at 1957 with “Ruby Tuesday”, 25442
13905,0u.1926 . Baltic Sea Radio, slow songs, seagull ID, 25442
6940,0 . . 1932 . Premier Radio, BeeGees“Good Vibrations”, ID, greetings, “Baker Street”, 25442, up to 34443 at 2042 with Frankie “Relax”
6285,0 . . 1945 . Radio Joey, fading in with slow song, Dutch song, ID, 24442
6210,0 . . 2015 . Shortwave Gold, pop, jingle ID, 35443
6254,0 . . 2020 . Radio Marabu, female DJ in German, indie music, 34443
6265,0 . . 2025 . Delta Radio, pop songs, jingle ID, 35442
6380,0 . . 2033 . Radio Blauwe Panter, Dutch music, IDs, c/d 2036, 34442
6380,0 . . 2140 . Radio Abu Dhabi?, old country, start and stop, c/d 2144, 45444

March 20
6323,0 . . 2248 . Mustang Radio, Cindi Lauper“Time After Time”, ID, 45444,c /d 0030
6400,0 . . 2300 . Ronnie AM, oldies, just above the noise level. 25441
6305,0 . . 2308 . UNID, old country, no ID heard, 45443
5900,0 . . 2317 . Radio BarraQuda, classical music, ID, 25442
6295,0 . . 2335 . Radio Abu Dhabi, greetings, ID in English and Spanish, easy listening music, 45443
6746,8 . . 2340 . Pioneer AM Radio, instrumental synthesizer music, 25441, moved to 6802,8 for a few minutes at 2352 (24441), then back,
3905,0 . . 0015 . Skyline Int. Radio, greetings, ID, 34442
4026,0 . . 0020 . Laser Hot Hits, dance, ID. laser effects, 25442

March 21
6323,0 . . 1947 . Mustang Radio, ID, dance, just fading in 25442, c/d 1950
6290,2 . . 1951 . Borderhunter Radio, dance, ID, 25442, up to 45433 by 2025 with “Dragonslayer”, c/d 2047
5897,0u . 2002 . Radio BarraQuda, “I Did It My Way”, “Suspicious Minds”, 25442
6924,9 . . 2052 . Station QRP, country music, ID/email, 25431
6215,0 . . 2100 . Radio Uferlos, weak music and talk, 25441, finally caught an ID by woman at 2340, “It’s My Life” acoustic version
6305,0 . . 2110 . Enterprise Radio, rock ballad, ID and greetings, 24441, up to 35442 by 2130, Paul Simon “Late in the Evening”
6210,0 . . 2122 . Shortwave Gold, pop/dance, ID/email, 25441
6399,9 . . 2247 . Radio Carrierwave, pop music (maybe ELO), ID via Iann’s chat,
3905,0 . . 2310 . Radio Alice, with Akai, polka, ID, greetings, “Looking Out My Back Door”, 24442
4797,0u . 2315 . Radio BarraQuda, Van Morrison “Dancing in the Moonlight”, Kiss “I Was Made for Loving You”, 24442
6325,0 . . 2325 . UNID, weak music, c/d 2333, no announcements heard, 24441
7610,0 . . 0002 . Radio Latino, latin music, ID, “Heard it Through the Grapevine”, 25432
6305,0 . . 0017 . Little Feat Radio, music just at noise level, ID via Iann’s chat, c/d 0020
6380,0 . . 0020 . Radio Abu Dhabi, couple old country songs, “Cotton Eye Joe” remix, long spam of dead air, more music, ID, 45443
6960,0 . . 0039 . Premier Radio Int., “Rock On”, ID, 34442

March 23
6295,0 . . 2106 . Radio Rainbow Int., ID, email, pop, 35442

March 27
6285,0 . . 2000 . Mustang Radio, ID, closing announcements, email, dance, 45444
6485,0 . . 2040 . Premier Radio Int., “Smooth Operator”, ID, Simple Minds “Don’t Forget Aboout Me”, 43443, ute QRM
6288,0 . . 2135 . Odynn Radio, Led Zep “Dream On”, Billy Idol “Rebel Yell”,  25441
6802,8 . . 2200 . Pioneer AM Radio, Queen, Amanda Lear “Queen of Chinatown”, “Queen of Hearts”, 45343
5897,0u . 2210 . Radio BarraQuda, opera, classical and jazz music, 25442, moved to 5900u around 2300
6400,0 . . 2215 . Ronnie AM, , polka, greetings, ID, 24441
6420,2 . . 2220 . Studio 52, polka, greetings, ID, 24441
6290,0 . . 2322 . Radio Abu Dhabi, “Marilu”, “Chicken Dance”, polka, ID, 45444

March 28
6397,0 . . 1955 . Radio Abu Dhabi, Abba “Dancing Queen”, “Fernando”, 33441
21570,0u.2002 . Over 60 Degree Radio, nice blues, ID, greetings, “Still Got the Blues (For You)”, 25432,
15880,0L.2035 . Over 60 Degree Radio, more blues, 25432
6910,0 . . 2043 . Premier Radio Int., ID, “Footloose”, 25432
5897,0u . 2100 . Radio BarraQuda, "Video Killed the Radio Star", 25442
12035,0L.2115 . Over 60 Degree Radio, live version of “Pride and Joy”, ID, greetings, 25442
6325,0 . . 2140 . Radio Norton, instrumental version of “Obladi Oblada”, “Amazing Grace”, ID, polkas, 33432, ute QRM
6289,5 . . 2210 . UNID, bits of songs, blues, “Locomotion”, c/d without announcement 2212, 45443

March 29
6235,2 . . 2010 . Radio Technical Man, dance, ID, email, SMS number, 35442, up to 44443 by 2145, occasional ute QRM
6380,0 . . 2100 . UNID, pop music, no announcements heard, 23341
7515,0 . . 2135 . Radio Latino, weak music, ID via Iann’s chat, 25341

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Logs, March 14

6950,0 . . 2045 . Premier Radio Int., relay of Hobart Radio Int., talk about DRM, ID, logs, 35443
6300,4 . . 2101 . Radio Tango Italia, instrumental music, ID, 35442
6254,0 . . 2103 . Radio Marabu, ID, slow song, Price “1999”, 34443
3905,0 . . 2120 .Skyline Int. Radio,  “Long Cool Woman”, greetings, ID, 24442, up to 44443 at 0015 with greetings, ID, Boney M “Brown Girl in the Ring”
4026,0 . . 2125 . Laser Hot Hits, ID, Abba “SOS”, 24442
6910,0L . 2130 . Radio Mirabelle, mellow song, pop, 24442
3930,0 . . 2157 . Radio Batavia, dance, long jingle ID, “Stairway to Heaven” by unknown artist, greetings, 24442
5897,0u . 2210 . Radio BarraQuda, funky music, ID, 25442
6380,0 . . 2215 . Little Feat Radio, “Honky Tonk Woman”. ID, “You’re So Vain”, 24442
6399,9 . . 2220 . Ronnie AM, greetings, ID, Kiss “I Was Made for Loving You”, ZZ Top, “Gimme All Your Lovin”, 24441
6802,8 . . 2351 . Pioneer AM Radio, funk, AC/DC, Doors “Hello I Love You”, 35442

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Logs, March 7

It has been a while since I have posted.  Work and family commitments have kept me busy, but I have also had some nasty local noise on and off.  I even got Santa to bring me a MFJ Noise Eliminator for xmas, but it doesn't seem to want to work on this noise.  And the weather has been too crappy to install a new antenna or ground rod.

Thankfully, the noise was absent last night, and I managed a very enjoyable few hours of listening.  Conditions were decent and there were quite a few stations.  Thanks for the shows!

6940,0 . . 2125 . Premier Radio Int., ID, live stream and website, “I’ve Got the Music in Me”, 45443
6950,0 . . 2130 . Enterprise Radio, relaying Artem’s World Music Show, ID after the show at 2159, 35433
6295,0 . . 2135 . Odynn Radio  ID, greetings, “Shakin All Over”, email, 25442, c/d 2330
6960,0L . 2141 . Baltic Sea Radio, electronic music, seagull ID, 35442
6240,2 . . 2144 . Radio Frieloo, greetings, country, ID, email, 33442
6324,8 . . 2150 . Radio Norton, slow Dutch music, 33442
6284,8 . . 2154 . Focus Int., Blondie “Sunday Girl”, ID, 45444
6850,0 . . 2234 . Radio Mirabelle, very weak music, ID via Iann’s chat, 14441
6380,0 . . 2243 . Abu Dhabi Radio, old country, ID, greetings, 55444
6399,9 . . 2246 . Radio Carrierwave, “Blueberry Hill”, “Wully Bully”, 24341
5897,0u . 2251 . Radio BarraQuda, dance,  ID, 35443
6239,7 . . 2259 . Radio Flying Dutchman, ID, Blondie “Tide is High”, 45443
3929,8 . . 2320 . Focus Int., weak signal, ID between ham QRM, pop, 33441
4026,0 . . 2325 . Laser Hot Hits, dance, ID, 25442
6300,0 . . 2330 . Radio Montferland, ID, dance, greetings, 45444
6210,0 . . 2340 . I Am Radio, weak music, ID on peak, ute QRM, 23441
6290,0 . . 0018 . Abu Dhabi Radio, talk, polka, 45444

Friday, 2 January 2015

Logs, January 1

6240,1 . . 1942 . Radio Experience, dance music, ID, 35432
6850,0 . . 2040 . Radio Arcadia, announcement by woman, music, too weak for details, ID via Iann’s chat,
6210,0L . 2045 . Radio Minipower, motown style music, c/d 2049, 25432
6210,0L . 2248 . Radio Minipower, back on, weaker signal, 24431
6295,0 . . 2357 . Radio Abu Dhabi, country, talk in Dutch and Spanish, 35332

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Logs, December 31

6205,0 . . 2019 . Radio Oscar Zulu, “Love Hurts”, ID, slow song, 25442, long show, on past 0000
6305,0 . . 2044 . Cupid Radio, dance, ID, greetings, c/d  2052, 35443, back on 6300 at 2120
6305,0 . . 2055 . Radio Merlin Int., talk with a British accent, music, just above the noise, ID via Iann’s chat,
6925,0 . . 2130 . Radio Dr Tim (via North America relay), pop/dance music, ID, email, c/d 2238, 45443
6294,8 . . 2342 . Radio Black Arrow, greetings, dance, ID, Pretenders “Chain Gang”, 35343
6300,0 . . 2358 . Radio Abu Dhabi, polka, 45444, moved to 6303 at 0010,
6325,0 . . 0002 . Little Feat Radio, Moody Blues “Go Now”, 24431
6910,0 . . 0250 . Premier Radio Int., ID and talk, “I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band”,  44432

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Logs, December 30

6305,0 . . 1956 . UNID, dance music, possible whispered IDs but not understood, 44443
6205,0L . 2015 . Radio Minipower, Kool and the Gang “Stand Up and Sing”, c/d 2100, 35442
6910,0 . . 2034 . Premier Radio Int., Tom Jones, greetings, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “Winchester Cathedral”, ID, c/d 2101, 45443
6295,0 . . 2055 . Radio Powerliner Int., dance, ID, greetings, 25432
6305,8 . . 2200 . Radio Spitfire, pop music, mostly below the noise but a couple clear peaks, ID via Iann’s chat, 14431
3925,0 . . 2212 . Radio Powerliner Int., greetings, ID, pop music, variable ham QRM, 24442 to 22441

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Logs, December 29

6298,0 . . 2122 . Radio Powerliner Int., with Radio KGB, song by Cher, ID, talk in Dutch, 34443, moved to 6295 at 2215
6305,0 . . 2221 . Enterprise Radio,  “You Shook Me All Night Long”, ID, “Born in the USA”, c/d 2132, 33442, utility QRM
6263,5 . . 2235 . OZNRH Radio (presumed), weak talk and jazz music, 25441

6290,0 . . 2343 . Abu Dhabi Radio, talk, “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, ID, 44333