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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALGERIA   AMPEGON ERECT new SHORTWAVE TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS IN ALGERIA.

Turnkey project with transmitters and antennas to be installed for TDA at
Bechar and Ouargla sites.

Ampegon has received a major contract by Telediffusion d'Algerie (TDA) for
development and installation of new shortwave transmission systems,
enabling TDA to broadcast SW without purchasing airtime from third party
vendors.

Ampegon has been selected within a restricted international call to tender
as supplier. The company had already successfully installed multiple
projects in Algeria. In 2014, Ampegon in cooperation with Transradio
replaced the 1.5 MW longwave transmission systems near Tipaza and is
presently modernizing two mediumwave transmitter stations in
Bechar 576 kHz and Oulet Fayed 891 kHz.

Ampegon will accompany TDA through the entire project - developing turnkey
solutions at the two sites including two 300 kW shortwave transmitters,
two shortwave antenna systems and civil works. All the antenna works will
be carried out by Ampegon in Schifferstadt, Germany, while the
transmitters will be designed and constructed at the Ampegon factory in
Turgi, Switzerland. The multi-million Euro project will be finished within
two years at the end of 2016.

Tel. +41 58 710 44 00  <info -at- ampegon.com>
(Ampegon, Turgi-Switzerland, / Schifferstadt-Germany; Aug 21, 2015)

<http://www.transradio.de/index.php/fr/actualites/155-tda-ouledfajet-bechar>

ALGERIA    Telediffusion d'Algerie Opts for Ampegon:
two 300 kW shortwave transmitters.

Telediffusion d'Algerie Opts for Ampegon

<http://www.radioworld.com/article/t%C3%A9l%C3%A9diffusion-d%E2%80%99alg%C3%A9rie-opts-for-ampegon-/276944>

Algerian broadcaster Telediffusion d'Algerie has enlisted Switzerland-
based company Ampegon to install shortwave transmission systems at two
sites in Bechar and Ouargla. These new transmitters will enable TDA to
broadcast shortwave without utilizing third-party vendors, says the
company.

Ampegon will develop turnkey solutions at both sites including two 300 kW
shortwave transmitters, two shortwave antenna systems and civil works. The
project is estimated to be completed at the end of 2016.

Ampegon, in cooperation with Transradio, previously installed a 1.5 MW
longwave transmission system in Algeria near Tipaza, and is presently
modernizing two medium-wave transmitter stations in Bechar and Oulet Fayed.
- See more at:

<http://www.radioworld.com/article/t%C3%A9l%C3%A9diffusion-d%E2%80%99alg%C3%A9rie-opts-for-ampegon-/276944#sthash.aNek4HVu.dpuf>
(via Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, bclnews.it  Aug 27)

ANGOLA   4949.734  Probably carrier of threshold signal level visible of
Radio Nacional AGL, at 0239 UT on Aug 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

ARGENTINA   RAE Buenos Aires tonight 200 Hertz up, now wandered 3-4 Hertz
up and down on 15345.326 ... x.330 kHz. Aug 27,

15344.753  Radio Nacional Buenos Aires heute abend sehr weit unten auf der
Low Frequenzseite. 15344.753 kHz Fussabdruck um 1835 UT am 30. August, von
Radio Nacional Buenos Aires, wandert aber Hertz fuer Hertz nach oben.
Gespraech von Maennlein und Weiblein in spanischer Sprache.
(nur bei RHC gibt's es auch Quechua, hi).
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27/30)

ASCENSION ISL   11985  HCJB Radio Akbar Mufriha at 2149 UT in Arabic with
a man with long talks then a brief musical interlude at 2200 UT and more
long talks to 2214 UT and a brief hymn and clear ID with frequency,
e-mail address, and sign-off announcements and off at 2215 UT - Fair to
Good Aug 15.
in B-15:  9530 kHz 2145-2215 UT to zone 46W 250kW 27deg.
(Carlie Forsythe-WI-USA, ODXA YRX via dxld Aug 17)

AUSTRALIA   17840 & 15240, Aug 24 at 0534 UT, RA is JBA and VP
respectively, but at least they are on. 9580 kHz, Aug 24 at 1242 UT, RA is
back here too, very good in ABC TV news soundtrack; after 1306 UT 'The
Daily Planet' starting with Graeco-Tuerko-Romany music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 24)

All three 15240, 15415, and 17840 kHz heard well at 0750 UT on Aug 25, but
latter suffered heavily by CRI Kashgar in Chinese co-channel 07-09 UT
requested.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

AUSTRALIA   HFCC B-15 Conference  -  DRM on Shortwave To Be Demonstrated
During HFCC Conference in Brisbane Australia has welcomed delegates this
week to the HFCC conference (happening between Aug. 24 and 28) in Brisbane

<http://www.radiomagonline.com/around-the-world/0020/drm-on-shortwave-to-be-demonstrated-during-hfcc-conference-in-brisbane/36877>

<http://www.drmna.info/>

AUSTRALIA  [GUAM/INDIA/NEW ZEALAND/VATICAN R]
DRM on Shortwave To Be Demonstrated During HFCC Conference in Brisbane.

Australia has welcomed delegates this week to the latest HFCC conference
(happening between Aug. 24 and 28) in Brisbane. Representatives of some
the world's leading international broadcasters will meet to facilitate the
scheduling of analog and digital (DRM) transmissions in the shortwave
frequency bands.

Representatives from Ampegon AG, Continental Electronics and Babcock
International, key members of the DRM Consortium, will be attending this
conference and each will give an update on DRM developments, along with
the new India-made DRM receiver, according to DRM news.

Delegates will have the opportunity to sample the quality of digital radio
during the live DRM transmissions on short-wave from Radio New Zealand and
KTWR, Guam.

KTWR plans to transmit dual DRM stereo programs (using xHE-AAC) over SW
with live demos on at least two xHE- AAC capable receivers.

RNZI will broadcast from midday to 1255, nearly continuous from 1400-1640,
1700-2100 as well as 0751-0955, 17675 kHz 2151-2355 UT.

KTWR Guam 0630-0730 UT on 15450 kHz, power 90 kW.

Radio Vaticana, Time 2230-2300 UT, Frequency 11890 kHz
<http://www.drmna.info/>

All India Radio regular transmissions to Australia at 2000-2100 UT.
(By Doug Irwin, CPBE_AMD_DRB; Aug 27; via Jose Miguel Romero-ESP)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 0950 to 1010 UT brief
music with om chat in Q. 27 Aug at 1000 to 1012 UT, yl chat under
thunderstorms on 29 Aug.

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, at 0952 to 1013 UT, weak signal with
om chat in Spanish 27 Aug.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

BRAZIL   QSL address Radio Trans Mundial, Brazil. Rudolf Grimm-BRA report.
Es gibt eine neue Adresse fuer Berichte an Radio Trans Mundial, Brasilien:
<qsl -at- transmundial.com.br>

Man bestaetigt nun auch mit eQSLs. Die Frequenzen:
5965 (nach 0300 UT), 9530 & 11735 (nach 1000 UT).
Studio in Sao Paulo, Sender in Santa Maria RS.
Danke fuer die Information Rudolf!
(Rudolf Grimm-BRA via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,  <http://ratzer.at>
<http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  Aug 23)

BRAZIL   4805  Rádio Difusora do Amazonas, Manaus, 1000 to 1020 UT. Back
on the air with stronger signal than before with om chat in Portuguese 27
Aug; same at 1000 to 1018 UT on 28 Aug.

4875.1  Rádiodif Roraima, Boa Vista RR, at 1000 to 1020 UT strong signal
with rapid om chat in Portuguese 29 Aug.

4985  UNIDentified - with Brasil, Rádio Brasil Central reported elsewhere
- 1000 to 1010 UT carrier present with rtty silent 29 Aug.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

BRAZIL   Re 4885 BRAZIL, - checking the web stream

4885  Radio Clube do Para, Belem PA, was the only Brazilian station in the
60 m-band noted at the time in the European morning on 26 July. The
station can be easily verified by checking the web stream at

<www.radioclubedopara.com.br/radio/index.html>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26/27)

4885  Aug 27 at 0211 UT, very poor carrier with talk. It's been weeks
since either Brazilian has been detected, so one of them is evidently
back, probably not R. Clube do Para, which when on had a much better
signal than this. Soon confirmed by Daniel Wyllyans, Mato Grosso, on hcdx
that R. Dif. Acreana celebrated its 71st anniversary on Aug 25 by
reactivating their TB transmitter on 4885 kHz, first reported by DFS in
Japan with

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Hr5bi1Fdg>

as of Aug 26 at 1053 UT. Daniel was hearing it "now", 0100-0129 on 26 Aug,
presumably meaning UT 27 Aug. But he says there was QRM from Para.
Full report in Portuguese, with photos, video:

<http://dxbrazilsw.blogspot.com.br/2015/08/radio-difusora-acreana-reativado-em.html>

So, are they going to keep it on the air this time?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 27)

BULGARIA/UZBEKISTAN   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow 7575 kHz TAC,
was jammed with open carrier

1600-1630  7575 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri+carrier 7574.7
1600-1630 15630 SCB 050 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri,very strong here
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

CANADA   6160v - 6159.976  Is CKZU Vancouver lower mainland on the air?

They are audible here at local noon - just! Had to have the log periodic
pointed at them to hear/see the carrier. Still horrible conditions. Not
sure if it went to this reflector but Wolfy heard them via my remote last
night as well... - Don VE6JY

Yes Sirs, at 0815 UT on Aug 28 measured CKZU - Vancouver on lower mainland
site at powerful S=9+30dB local signal, 6159.976 kHz footprint exact at
Vancouver Island and Edmonton Alberta SDR remote posts;

and checked also the East coast remote units like in MA, NJ, KY and FL
states, noted tiny signal the other - eastern - Canadian station CKZN at
St. Johns on

6159.959 kHz on N1ZZN and K2DLS remote units.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

CANADA   6070  CFRX Toronto (relaying local CFRB 1010), at 0639 UT on
13 Aug in En. Sinpo 24122. Talk show, male announcer, taking calls. 0637z
commercial with repeated phone number (1-800-218-9061) followed by musical
interlude, chorus of pop 70s tune "get right back where we started from",
then more calls with same male announcer. sf 97.5, a 12, k 3, geomag:
unsettled. 1 kW, Omni, bearing 63deg.
(Rodney Johnson-NV-USA, dxld Aug 17)

CHINA   Re: Manutenzione CRI 7435 kHz, maintenance break at Jinhua site.

Cari amici ascoltatori,
per manutenzione, saranno sospese tra il 6 settembre e il 16 ottobre
prossimi le trasmissioni sulla frequenza 7435 kHz.

Cordiali saluti
Sezione Italiana
Radio Cina Internazionale

Listeners Dear friends,
for maintenance,
they will be suspended between September 6 and October 16
next broadcasts on the frequency 7435 kHz.

Best regards
Italian section
China Radio International

That means
7435 kHz 1800-1900UT 28SW JIN 500kW 314degr 216 Italian CHN CRI RTC
JIN CHN_Jinhua CRI 2x100, 4x150, 3x500 kW
location  G.C. 29 06 46.29 N  119 18 39.46 E

two like AEG Telefunken curtain antenna revolving 'clones', at
29 00 58.87 N  119 18 39.66 E
29 07 03.81 N  119 18 49.28 E

and a 2-mast 8 row tall dipole curtain antenna at
29 06 50.78 N  119 18 30.90 E

<http://no.nonsense.ee/qth/map.html?qth=OL99PC77HN>

see present hfcc all summer list

 7215 1300 1400 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7220 1500 1600 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7325 1000 1100 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7325 1100 1200 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7325 1200 1300 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7390 2030 2100 28N      JIN 500 314 216 Hun CHN CRI RTC
 7410 1130 1200 50       JIN 500 172 216 Fil CHN CRI RTC
 7410 1400 1500 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
 7430 0900 1000 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 7430 2200 2300 48,53,57NJIN 500 255 216 Chn CHN CRI RTC
 7435 1800 1900 28SW     JIN 500 314 216 Ita CHN CRI RTC
 9785 1500 1600 41       JIN 500 280 216 Eng CHN CRI RTC
11640 0700 0800 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Yue CHN CRI RTC
11640 0800 0900 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Chn CHN CRI RTC
11750 1900 2000 37NW     JIN 500 320 216 Por CHN CRI RTC
11780 0000 0100 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 216 Chn CHN CRI RTC
11900 1400 1500 41SE     JIN 500 258 216 Sin CHN CRI RTC
11900 1600 1700 48,53,57NJIN 500 255 216 Eng CHN CRI RTC
11900 1700 1800 48,53,57NJIN 500 255 216 Eng CHN CRI RTC
13640 2200 2300 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
13640 2300 2400 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Jpn CHN CRI RTC
13790 0900 1000 55,59,60 JIN 500 150 218 Eng CHN CRI RTC
13790 1000 1100 55,59,60 JIN 500 150 218 Eng CHN CRI RTC
15160 0100 0200 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Chn CHN CRI RTC
15160 0200 0300 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Chn CHN CRI RTC
15160 0300 0400 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Chn CHN CRI RTC
15160 0400 0500 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Yue CHN CRI RTC
15170 0500 0600 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Yue CHN CRI RTC
15170 0600 0700 44NE,45N JIN 500  59 218 Chn CHN CRI RTC
17710 0300 0400 30,31S   JIN 500 310 218 Rus CHN CRI RTC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

CHINA/ROMANIA/UZBEKISTAN  FEBA Radio, CNR-1 and RRI 9500 kHz

1430-1500 9500 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS  Hindi FEBA Radio
1400-1500 9500 SZG 100 kW 165 deg to EaAS  Chinese CNR-1
1500-1526 9500 TIG 300 kW 037 deg to EaEUR Russian Radio Romania Int
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

CUBA   Log of RHC signal heard in NJ / NY area via remote SDR units,
on Aug 31 UT noon:

from 12.50 UT
BAU  11860.006  S=9+5dB
BAU  11949.998  S=8-9

QVC  CRI English 9570  S=9+25dB at 1300 UT.

BEJ   9640      S=5-6 poor, curtain backlobe
BEJ   9820.005  S=6 poor
BAU  13740      S=5-6 poor, curtain backlobe
QVC  15230      S=5-6 poor, curtain backlobe
BAU  15370      S=9+10dB
BAU  15730      S=9+20dB, strong signal of 130degr South America array,
at 1320 UT on Aug 31.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

CUBA   11840, on Aug 31 at 0116 UT, RHC is S9 but open carrier/dead air,
while 11760 kHz at S=9+25 and 11670 kHz at S=9+30 are fully modulating;
0137 UT recheck, 11840 kHz still OC/DA, during 'En Contacto' DX program UT
Mondays.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 31)

EGYPT   Observations of Radio Cairo August 21, part 2

1230-1400 15710 ABS 250 kW 091 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1300-1400 15400 ABS 250 kW 061 deg to WeAS   Dari
1300-1600 15535 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to WeAF   Arabic
1500-1600 13580 ABS 250 kW 315 deg to EaEUR  Albanian
1500-1600 15160 ABS 250 kW 061 deg to CeAS   Uzbek
1600-1800 15345 ABS 250 kW 196 deg to CeSoAF English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

EGYPT   9315.033 kHz footprint, Radio Cairo in Spanish, terrible 13x
spurious scratching signals, each sideband heard when checked 31mb,
tonight at 0115-0145 UT on Aug 26

Carrier freq 9315.033 kHz noted with S=9+10dB here in Germany, but only
low level of 5% audio modulation of Radio Cairo in Spanish.

Main Spanish language audio real listening signal heard
on different nearby 9293.5 kHz exact frequency.

Also 6x spurious signals each sideband on
9203.1-9208.8
9225.5-9233.0
9247.8-9251.5
9270.3-9276.1
9292.5-9294.4 (main audio band centered 9293.5 kHz)

upper side:
9336.0-9338.5
9357.0-9360.0
9374.4-9383.3
9396.2-9405.2
9422.0-9426.8
9436.4-9450.2 kHz

and seven spurs more noted at 0150 UT on 9466 9495 9505 9533 9555 9623,
and 9643 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

EGYPT/GREECE/USA   9315.044 kHz footprint, terrible six spurious
scratching signals, each sideband tonight 0115-0145 UT Aug 26

{GREECE}   9420.005 is VoGRC Avlis Greek service, severly hit by
Radio Cairo spurious on 9422.0-9426.8 kHz frequency range.

{USA}   Also RMI Tru News S=8 signal on 9395 kHz is heavily disturbed
in 9396.2-9405.2 kHz range too.

{EGYPT}  More spurious signals from Radio Cairo Spanish 9315v kHz,
noted at 0150 UT on 9466 9495 9505 9533 9555 9623, and 9643 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

ETHIOPIA   1359  V. o. Tigre Revolution. Only a trace of Horn of Africa MX
with typical drum beat. As weak as on SW 5950 kHz. SIO: 111.

Mekele 5500 6350 kHz VoTigrayRevolution / VoPeace / VoDemocratic Eritrea.
location Mekele Tigray
13 28 24.87 N  39 28 42.18 E
<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=13.473611&lon=39.478333&z=19.1&r=0&src=msa
>
(Zeljko Crncic-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

FRANCE   UNIDentified, probably Voice of Khaatumo via MBR August 21
1700-1730 17580 ISS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Somali Tue-Thu+Fri?
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

FRANCE   Checked today 15560 kHz at 10 minutes time span 1754-1803 UT,
on Sunday Aug 30th.

This DWL French Issoudun outlet was not as strong as always here in
southern Germany, some 600 kilometers away of TDF Issoudun site location.
Like S=8-9 strength.

DWL French WeAfrican music song program ended suddenly at 17.59:02 UT
and a single second later at 17.59:03 UT the TDF TX at ISS cut-OFF,

but exact 1 minute later,
TX came on air again at 18.00:03 UT

- same signal strength,
- same exact FREQUENCY FOOTPRINT
- same characteristic,

so supposedly same TX at TDF ISS in use for Radio Biafra shortwave relay,
maybe different antenna azimuth angle?
who knows ?

vy73 wolfgang df5sx
wwdxc

15560 kHz on Aug 27 at 1943 UT [non]. JBA carrier with Doppler flutter
during very disturbed propagation conditions, but it must be the new SW
service of Radio Biafra, clandestine, the one which had been on FM only
but really bothering the powers that be in Nigeria. I wonder how much of
it, if any, is in English.

Tnx to Jose Miguel Romero for the story:

"BreakingNews 27/8/15 - Clandestine Radio Biafra Now Broadcasting Across
Most Africa. Masterweb Reports

<http://nigeriamasterweb.com/Masterweb/breakingnews-27815-clandestine-radiobiafra-now-broadcasting-across-most-africa>

Radio Biafra has launched a satellite television dubbed Biafra Television
and a shortwave (SW) radio that will cover most Africa and beyond.

According to the clandestine station, the frequency of the broadcast is
15560 kHz in the 19 meter band and hours of broadcast for the time being,
7.00-9.00 am and 7.00-9.00 pm Nigerian time. The station still broadcasts
on FM, satellite and Internet, even though Nigeria National Broadcasting
Commission (NBC) claim they have blocked them on FM and satellite, and
would also do the same on Internet.

Briefing Journalists last month after a meeting between officials of
Ministry of Information and President Buhari, Dr. Shade Yemi-Esan,
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information said:

"Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by
NBC. The commission is also working with security agencies to get those
that are behind that radio because it is an illegal radio. It is not
licensed by anybody to be on the airwaves in Nigeria." Nnamdi Kanu, Radio
Biafra Director in a statement posted on their website, described their
shortwave radio as "Nuclear War Head". It is unbelievable that Radio
Biafra that is supposed to have had its wings clipped by NBC is now not
only broadcasting in the South East and Niger Delta but now sending its
air waves across Nigeria and Africa. Has NBC lost the air wave war with
Radio Biafra?

The answer will be known with what happens in the next few day[s] "The
story is illustrated with a young opposite-gender couple embracing, but
not clear who they are. The local times given in UT+1hr correspond to UT:
06-08 and 18-20.

It's likely that the site is Issoudun, FRANCE, which is on 15560 kHz to
Africa immediately prior to both broadcasts (but Deutsche Welle relays had
then been scheduled, presumably, as backup/alternatives, surely out of the
way for this).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 27)

FRANCE  [and non]   1467  Some details for Radio Maria France YES, now the
station offices & studios are in La Garde Freinet; the station moved to
this place in May 2015, so it was impossible to give this address in the
WRTH 2015!

The station is on the air (in French) from COL DE LA MADONE in Peille,
France,  near Monaco. The power is 40 kW, schedule 0600-2000 (local time)
so 0500-1900 UT in Winter and 0400-1800 UT in Summer. Also 24 hours a day
in MONACO ({rather FM band transmitter in Jardin Exotique, 100 watts [?
Also 1467 kHz?]). And since July 2015 also on Digital Radio with DAB+ Bloc
8A (195.236 MHz) from MONT AGEL, France near Monaco.

Note that in the evening TransWorld Radio use 1467 kHz from ROUMOULES,
some 150 km north from Col de la Madone. Transmitters, both on MW, FM and
Digital Radio belong to Monte Carlo Radiodiffusion (MCR) and according to
I.T.U these are listed under MONACO.
(Christian Ghibaudo-F, dxld Aug 17)

1647 kHz  COL DE LA MADONE outside MW band,
see also recent intermodulation discussion of 1557 / 1467 kHz,
90 kHz away channel distance, discussed in German ng A-DX.
{probably also IM on lower side on MW 1377 kHz too ?}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

Re:  UNID 1647 kHz. France Info, Col de la Madonne, Peille, France.

1557 - 1467 =  90 kHz distance apart
1557 + 90   =  1647 kHz intermodulation.

Wobei die 1467 kHz ja nicht vom Col de la Madonne, Peille, kommt, sondern
aus Roumoules France, wo auch die 216 kHz steht. (s. <http://is.gd/czbOJY>
). Witzig, dass der Effekt offenbar trotzdem funktioniert.
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX Aug 30)

Re: UNID 1647 kHz Intermodulation.

Noeoeh Sir, - nicht immer, ich habe aber die vorhergehenden Mails schon
geloescht, kann die Uhrzeit deshalb nicht pruefen, sorry,

ausserhalb der TWR relays Roumoules sommers 2015-2200 UT mit 1000kW

gibt/gab es auf 1467 kHz auch immer Sendungen
aus Monaco Nord (Col de la Madonne, Peille, France)
mit geringerer Leistung. Die Boel Liste zeigt 40 kW:

1467 kHz MCO - Radio Maria, Col de la Madonne (40) - 0500-1900 in French

1557 kHz F   - France Info, Col de la Madonne (150) - 24h

Scheint das Intermodulationsprodukt auf 1647 {px von 1467}
und auch 1377 {px von 1557} kHz auf,
wenn 1467 kHz um circa 19 UT abgeschaltet hat ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

GEORGIA   [ABKHAZIA]  Broadcast radio "Voice of Abkhazia" is disabled
because of financial debts. Because of a small debt for the use of the
transmission tower broadcasts off the radio "Voice of Abkhazia". Guide
channel assumes that this has been done to address the vertical of power.
In this regard, the board, "the Voice of Abkhazia" spreads a special
statement.

"August 19 Georgian government took another step towards the destruction
of democratic values ?? - disabled broadcast" Voice of Abkhazia. "The last
few hours of radio could not broadcast, in this situation the company is
harmed and problems arise in employment on the radio people. Therefore, we
board members, become forced to turn to the Georgian authorities with a
statement", - the statement reads.

It stresses that "The Voice of Abkhazia" for several years successfully
broadcasts, however, due to the unstable advertising market has recently
decreased revenues, respectively, the organization has had some financial
difficulties.

Radio Company notes that a large part of the debt has already been paid,
leaving only 30% of that "Voice of Abkhazia" covers on schedule.

"However, this morning we witnessed a "surprise" - because of the small
debt tower cut off broadcasts "The Voice of Abkhazia". It is applied to a
direct attack on freedom of expression and speech! We believe that we have
carried out a targeted pressure. We call immediately restore the broadcast
and provide us the period to cover the debt! We hope that you consider our
problem and take appropriate action," - said in a statement the board "The
Voice of Abkhazia".
(apsny.ge; via RUSdx Aug 23)

GERMANY   Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR August 22
0700-0730 5945 NAU 100 kW 270 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

GREECE   Voice of Greece shortwave August 21-22

August 21
from 1907  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1930  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek

August 22
0600-1000  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
0600-1000 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek

Traditional 9420 with clear audio and 9935/11645 kHz with terrible audio.
Transmissions continues after 1000 UT, please check English from 1200 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

9935v  Aug 24 at 0236 UT, the VOG whine way atop any music, as Wolfy calls
it "like a GARDEN FENCE", and NO signal on 9420 kHz to compensate. Unusual
for 9935 to be on without 9420: normally it's both or neither.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 24)

Nothing of signals from Avlis at 0740 UT on Aug 25.

At 2005 UT Aug 25, Voice of Greece Avlis NOT on 9420 kHz, but heard
instead odd frequency signal of IRIB Arabic on 9421.610 kHz strong
POWERFUL signal of S=9+15dB in southern Germany.

Voice of Greece Avlis only on 31 mb channel 9934.954 kHz footprint odd
frequency. Annoying BUZZ tone accompanied the S=9+30dB ERT audio signal
from Avlis here in southern Germany at 2010 UT on Aug 25.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]

9934.954v BUZZ signal like GARDEN FENCE showed in Perseus browser screen
12 times! x accompanied buzz spur peak signals - each sideband - peaks at
varying-wandered 249, 497, Hertz / 747 ... Hertz apart distance ... ,
each sideband.

9420.005 kHz is the footprint QRG of VoGRC Avlis Greek service at 0155 UT
on Aug 26, severly hit by Radio Cairo spurious on 9422.0-9426.8 kHz
frequency range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25/26)

GUYANA   3289.9  GBC - Voice of Guyana, at 0950 UT om under thunderstorms
with fade out by 1025 UT. On 27 Aug at 0955 UT, music ... unidentified
song to 1009 UT on 28 Aug.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

INDIA   Bad audio non-quality on single channel 9800 kHz from AIR Khampur
noted in their Nepalese singer program, at 0205 UT on Aug 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

INDIA   5010  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, heard at 0045 UT on Aug 1. Very
speedy talk by female in local language. After possible NX man giving ID
and website. Followed by another female possibly in Malayalam. SIO: 333.

4920  AIR Chennai, at 0040 UT on Aug 1. Sports NX by woman talking about
kricket. Then AIR was shortly mentioned. SIO: 323.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

INDIA   4950 Srinagar. Station sounding as Radio Kashmir, Srinagar was
heard today 31 Aug 2015 on 4950 kHz around 0050 UT Aug 31. This station
was off air at this time for morning transmissions for many months now. It
used to be heard lately around 1330 UT for about half an hour only.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia Aug 31)

INDONESIA   9525.977 kHz measured footprint exact frequency, like similar
signal strength into Germany as of bad co-channel CRI Beijing Russian
language service on even 9525.0 kHz. Heard in Germany at 2015 UT tonight
Aug 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

Vo Indonesia Cimanggis tonight on 9525.978 kHz at 1915 UT Aug 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

IRAN   VIRI IRIB again very odd frequency, instead of nominal 9420 kHz

1845&1900 9422v ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Voice of Palestine.

From 1907 UT very strong QRM from Voice of Greece nominal frequency
9420 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

IRAN   Today Aug 27 IRIB Arabic at 19.00 UT on exact 9420.002 kHz,
probably via reserve unit or from Kamalabad Tehran site ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

9512.2   Aug 27 at 0227 UT, very poor carrier with flutter, presumed
Zahedan, IRIB Arabic service scheduled 0030-0230 UT on 9510 kHz. Not much
crap out of 9535 kHz RHC tonight; I've tuned across this before but didn't
think to precise the frequency until saw this tip from John Cooper, PA in
the NASWA Flashsheet:

"9511.5, IRAN. VOIRI-Zahedan, (T), at 0145 UT on 21 Aug. The station is
off frequency from its scheduled frequency of 9510 kHz. A male speaker is
talking in Arabic. There is a momentary break at 0147 UT followed by more
talk. Poor"

Very likely the same Zahedan transmitter for 9410 at 1700-0030, often
reported off-frequency hetting Greece.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 23)

Re 9420 - Zahedan odd frequency.
IRIB Zahedan Arabic noted on 9421.610 kHz on Aug 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   Reception of Afghan Christian Radio, Radio Sadaye
Zindagi: 1658 & 1711 UT on 5130 kHz BI 100 kW / non-dir to CeAS in Dari.

Kyrgyz Radio 1 in Kyrgyz to CeAS 1700 on 4010 Bishkek.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

4010, Kyrgyz R 1, Krasnaya Rechka, at 1700-1725 UT on Aug 11, Kyrgyz.

5130  Afghan Christian R, R Sadaye Zindagi, Krasnaya Rechka, at 1658-1725
UT on Aug 05 and 11, religious talk in Dari and hymns to Central Asia,
re-activated after week absence, 25332.
(Ivanov-BUL and Pankov-BUL; dswci dxw Aug 11)

On Sunday Aug 30 at 1540 UT, nothing heard on 5129.972 kHz of Radio
Maranatha, Afghan Christian R, R Sadaye Zindagi, Krasnaya Rechka.

But heard local Birinchi Radio, Kazakh R1 program from Bishkek at Krasnaya
Rechka on both 60 / 70 mb channels of 4009.973 kHz S=9+15dB on remote post
in Moscow, Russia, and also on 4819.868 kHz similar signal strength.

Co-channel hit on 4820 kHz even frequency by Chinese sce of PBS Xizang at
Lhasa Tibet autonome area.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

MADAGASCAR   WWCB / MWV Madagascar World Voice new religious KNLS sister
station at Mahajanga on Madgascar, probably planned shortwave service will
start in spring 2016.

World Christian Broadcasting
605 Bradley Court Franklin, TN 37067, USA.  tel (001) 615-371-8707
<http://www.worldchristian.org>

see pictures #13 ... #42 on powerpoint presentation
<http://www.worldchristian.org/WCBC4MinutePresentation/TheWorldIsWaiting_4MinuteSlildeShow2010.pps>

<http://www.worldchristian.org/WCBC4MinutePresentation/TheWorldIsWaiting.wmv>

Latest news was, the 3 x 100 kW Continental TX mothballed in Houston-USA
at TX factory, or hopefully shipped now from USA to Madagascar between
Jan and March 2015.

I guess they will be probably on air at year end 2015 or spring 2016?

 7400 0200-0300 13,12,14,15 MWV 100 250 218 Osp MWV WCB South Africa
 7405 0300-0400 13,12       MWV 100 265 218 Osp MWV WCB South Africa
 9445 0100-0200 41          MWV 100 40  218 Eng MWV WCB English FarEast
 9475 0400-0500 47,48,46    MWV 100 295 218 Eng MWV WCB all African
 9515 1800-1900 29          MWV 100 355 218 Orv MWV WCB EaEUR Russia
 9570 2200-2300 43,44       MWV 100 55  218 Cmn MWV WCB China
11720 1900-2000 39,38       MWV 100 355 218 Ara MWV WCB NoAfrica
11720 2100-2200 28,27       MWV 100 325 218 Cmn MWV WCB Europe
11720 2200-2300 37,38       MWV 100 325 218 Ara MWV WCB Middle East
15450 2000-2100 38,37       MWV 100 340 218 Ara MWV WCB NoAfrica
17550 1800-1900 48,47,37,46 MWV 100 310 218 Eng MWV WCB all African
(Rich Blair-UK, NWDXC Aug 28)

The TX site installation / antenna, feeder and mast were still erected in
2009 to 2012 year.

MDG  WCBC WMV Mahajanga, 3x100 kW Continental TXs,
3 antennas on 4 masts at 025/265/325degr azimuth, and slewed azi options.
location 15 43 38.40 S  46 26 45.22 E
<http://binged.it/1F0Ai0K>

MADAGASCAR 25-MAR-2011  ITU Geneve Global HF Transmitter Site Table.
New entry. add: MWV Madagascar World Voice, MDG
WCBC MWV Mahajanga 3x100 kW tx, 3 antennas at 4 masts.
two 500,000 watt Diesel powered generators.
location 15 43 38.40 S  46 26 45.22 E

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shortwavesites/attachments/691443905;_ylc=X3oDMTJyZjYzbHB0BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzE1MDExNjI4BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNjA1ODAzNwRzZWMDYXR0YWNobWVudARzbGsDdmlld09uV2ViBHN0aW1lAzE0MTY0OTUxMDQ-Madagascar1.jpg>

3.5 months transportation from Jan 2015, pages 1 and 12:
<http://www.worldchristian.org/Updates/June2015NewsLetter.pdf>

delivery in January 2015:
<http://cchville.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WCB-newsletter.pdf>

History: plans appeared in 2006 year, station built-up and erection
between Dec 2009 and mid 2012.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

MYANMAR   Logs 49 Meter Band. Gestern Abend gegen 23 Uhr UT:

Aug 22 2305 5985 Padauk Myay Radio, Nay Pyi Taw
Aug 22 2330 6165 Rakhine Broadcasting Station, Nay Pyi Taw
Aug 22 2330 6030 Thazin Broadcasting Station, Pyin Oo Lwin
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX Aug 23)

Die Location Bestimmung ist diskutierbar. Aus den Angaben von Victor 4S7VK
und auch nach dem Thailand Kwai Bruecke Besuch / logs von Gerhard Werdin
war bisher bekannt

5915.0 exact mit hoechstens 1 Hertz Abweichung
ist der Sender mit einer Einzelantenne direkt in Naypyidaw (suedlich).

5985.0 kommt aus Pyin Oo Lwin, 208 km noerdlich Naypyidaw.

dagegen die 'krummen Frequenzen' als Fussabdruck
5985.83 ... x.87 kHz
sowie 7200.v, 9730.v  kHz kommen vom alten British Empiresender
BRM  Yangoon Yegu  MW 576 4725 5040 5986 7185 9730 kHz.

6030, 6165, 7345, 9460. 9490, 9730.0 kHz kommen aus Pyin Oo Lwin,
208 km noerdlich Naypyidaw, diese haben fast alle 6 Hertz Abweichung auf
der Unterbandseite, schoen den 'Fussabdruck' zu messen.

Alles sehr verlaesslich mit den excellenten Perseus SDR bestimmbar.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

NEW ZEALAND  expanded DRM-mode-service of Radio New Zealand International
during HFCC conference in Brisbane QSL-AUS til Aug 28.

Radio New Zealand International will have additional DRM broadcasts during
the HFCC conference.

0200-0255 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
0255-0400 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM Sun-Fri
0400-0458 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
0459-0650 11725 AM 13730 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
0651-0758 11725 AM 11690 DRM Tonga   AM Daily DRM Mon-Fri
0759-1058  9700 AM  9890 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
1059-1258  9700 AM  9890 DRM NoWePac PNG AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
1300-1550  6170 AM           Pacific    Daily
1551-1745  7330 AM  5975 DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM Daily
                         DRM Sun-Fri
1746-1835  9700 AM  5975 DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM Daily
                         DRM Sun-Fri
1836-1850  9700 AM  7330 DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM Daily
                         DRM Sun-Fri
1851-2050 11725 AM 11690 DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM Daily
                         DRM Sun-Fri
2051-2150 11725 AM 15720 DRM Solomon Isl AM Daily DRM Sun-Fri
2151-2355 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM 24-28 Aug
2355-0200 15720 AM 17675 DRM Pacific AM Daily DRM Sun-Fri

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

OTHR   OTHR very strong at Moscow remote unit, 15135 - 15180 kHz at 0743
UT on Aug 25, despite here in southern Germany basic ONLY CENTRAL signal
on covered 15144 - 15167 kHz frequency range, hit heavily CRI Chinese from
Xian on 15145 kHz. OTHR heard also on Brisbane Queensland Australia remote
SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

PAKISTAN   Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Joins DRM Consortium.

According to Digital Radio Mondiale public broadcaster Pakistan
Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is the latest member to join the DRM
Consortium.

PBC programs consist of music, features and plays meant to entertain
listeners while also educating its overseas audiences about Pakistani
culture, government and the world. The PBC broadcasts in 23-different
state-recognized languages 24-hours a day.

"The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is interested in introducing the
latest digital technologies for the benefit of the Pakistani listeners. As
such we are happy to join the DRM Consortium as we are embarking on the
modernization and digitization of our infrastructures."
Syed Imran, Director-General of PBC said.

DRM Chairman Ruxandra Obreja, welcomes PBC to the DRM Consortium and sees
this "as a serious commitment of PBC to the latest radio technologies like
the DRM standard and a chance for the DRM Consortium to strengthen its
position in Asia and to learn more from an important market like
Pakistan."

<http://www.abu.org.my/Latest_News-@-Pakistan_Broadcasting_Corporation_Joins_DRM_Consortium.aspx>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 13)

... that is at the lack of quality of the real defective AM shortwave
transmitter in Islamabad, more of a cabaret theme ... (wb.)

PAKISTAN   Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex.

Quetta: The Balochistan government has finalised a plan to take over
64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta by shutting down the
station's transmission, removing its machinery and transmission towers
from the Sariab area.

On Wednesday, sources confirmed that government officials had been
directed to put finishing touches on the plan to take over land worth
billions of rupees belonging to the radio station. Sources claim that the
land was being taken over under the pretext of constructing a sports
complex and park.

Also read: Radio Pakistan woes "You will not be able to listen to local
shows or programmes in other languages from Radio Pakistan Quetta," said a
senior Radio Pakistan official while talking to IDawnI. "The government is
going to remove the transmission towers and other machinery from the land
on Sariab Road. It was allotted to Radio Pakistan in 1964.

"He added that by using this piece of land for a sports complex would be
like gagging the voice of the station as it would be take several shows,
including those on recitation of the Holy Quran and other popular
programmes in different languages, off the air.

According to the station's senior official, when a government official was
asked about why they wanted these 64 acres, he replied: "Some people have
had their eyes set on this precious land for a long time. They want to
take over the land by claiming to build a sports complex even though
Quetta already has a large sports complex [Ayub Stadium]."

The station was set up in Quetta in 1956 on 64 acres on Sariab Road. In
1959, Radio Pakistan installed medium-wave and short-wave transmitters on
the property so the station's programmes could be heard all over the
province.

Radio Pakistan Quetta had installed 93.5 kilowatt transmission on the site
before Ramazan this year, and had launched an FM transmission, "Sout-ul-
Quran", for programmes related to recitation of the Holy Quran and Islamic
teachings.

An official of Radio Pakistan expressed fears that if the provincial
government decided to go ahead with the plan, these transmissions and
shows would have to be taken off the airwaves.

A government official said the Shahwani Sports Stadium constructed by the
government had the capacity for building a new sports complex and was
located close to Radio Pakistan. He said that the provincial government
also had acres of official land available on the Hazarganji and Sibi roads
linking to Sariab Road and they could construct a new sports complex there
instead.

He added that he did not know why the provincial government was insisting
on constructing a sports complex on Radio Pakistan's property. A senior
official of the radio station said the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation
should take notice of what was happening in Quetta and ask the federal
government to release funds to install powerful transmitters and other
equipment to enable Radio Pakistan Quetta to air its programmes for
listeners across the province.
Published in Dawn, August 27th, 2015
(via Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, bclnews.it Aug 28)

Re: Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex.
Three MW sites at present at Quetta:

PAK_Quetta Sariab Road 855 kHz 10 kW - former SW 5040 / 7155 kHz
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/107502825.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/107502912.jpg>
location
30 08 25.52 N  66 58 48.84 E
http://binged.it/1hkDVZI>

and PAK_Quetta Bolan Road 1134 kHz 100 kW site
probably visible left side ?
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/78046351.jpg>

at
30 04 54.71 N  66 58 43.07 E
<http://binged.it/1EoV3Zg>

and PAK_Quetta Pishin 756 kHz 150kW too
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/33823115.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/63671251.jpg>
at
30 29 23.71 N  66 56 48.51 E
<http://binged.it/1hkEbI1>
wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

PALAU   T8WH Angel 3 relay Radio Que Me via Palau Medorn
1200-1230 9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

PERU   4747.44  Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta, Ayacucho with pgm in Spanish
noted from 1040 to 1050 UT, seems to sign on later than other OAs? 28 Aug.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto 0950 to 1010 UT, beautiful flauta
music from Peru, strong signal best in lsb 27 Aug.

4985.5  Radio Voz Cristiana, Huancayo 1030 UT, noted preacher in Spanish,
signal fading out, on 28 Aug
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

QATAR   [and non]  New link to remote Perseus SDR unit at Doha / Qatar,
at 0850 UT on Aug 25.
This morning noted new Perseus net remote unit in Doha Qatar.

Despite some main power interference-like motocycle ignition,
and only fair antenna power signal,
could observe within 40 minutes reception

540 KWT
612 BHR
630 KWT HQ
657 UAE Asianet R subcontinental singer
675 QAT strong local signal
693 IRN HQ prayer, otherwise Farsi progr
738 IRN
765 ARS HQ
783 ARS Arabic sce

801 BHR
810 UAE light mx. both channels close-nearby ITU registered

855 ARS HQ // 882
882 ARS HQ
1098 ARS Arabic sce
1152 UAE Asian subcontinental sweet music
1224 IRN Arabic, light music program
1260 ARS
1269 UAE Asian subcontinental mx
1287 ?? weak tiny Ar signal
1440 ARS
1503 IRN ? carrier only
1575 UAE R Farda ?
1584 BHR

the only 31 mb stn 9715 non-directional ARS Riyadh sce

11600 MDA Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Grigoriopol Maiac
11795 VoTUR Persian
11955 VoTur Turkish
12130 KWT Mashaal R ID 0911 UT

13740 THA VoA Chinese-or jammer ?
13785 IRN Arabic light program, ID at 0914 UT

15120 ARS BSKSA Bengali
15335 CHN CRI Kashgar, Russian
15350 CHN CRI Kashgar, English
15360 KWT Mashaal R
15525 CHN CRI Urumqi, Chinese
15540 CHN CNR2 Lingshi, Chinese
15560 CHN CRI Xian, Chinese
15570 CHN CNR11 Baoji, Tibetan
15630 IRN VoIRIB Kamalabad, Dari
15665 CHN CRI Urumqi, Russian
15715 IRN VoIRIB Kamalabad, Kazakh, hymn at 0923 UT opening
15750 IRN VoIRIB Zahedan, Arabic
15770 IND AIR Aligarh, Indonesian

17490 CHN CRI Kashgar, English
17510 IND AIR Delhi, Indonesian
17560 CHN CRI Xian, Chinese

17570 bad mixture CHN CRI Urumqi Chinese, and
17570 ARS BSKSA Riyadh, HQ

17580 CHN CNR Lingshi, Chinese
17605 CHN CNR Beijing, Chinese
17650 CHN CRI Kashgar, English
17750 CHN CRI Kashgar-old, English
17805 ARS BSKSA Riyadh, Ar 1st px
17840 CHN CRI Kashgar, Chinese

21670 ARS BSKSA Riyadh, Indonesian
21695 CHN China mainland jamming CNR1, against VoA Chinese
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

ROMANIA   IRRS Shortwave relay Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti on Aug 22

0800-0900 9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR Oromo Sat,
instead of Radio City.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

SPAIN   Football soccer live coverage of Spanish league on Aug 30 from REE
Noblejas on three shortwave frequencies (no trace of 4th channel today).

at 1620 UT (16-20 UT time span) on
21620 kHz S=9+30dB
17855     S=9+15dB
and
15490     S=9+20dB on SDR unit here in southern Germany.

Cratching spurious signals on the 100 kHz wide on both sidebands, heard
around 16-17 UT on Aug 30, as always of

11730 kHz Radio Belarus, Minsk
13820 kHz Radio Cairo, Abu Zaabaal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

SUDAN   1296  R. Omdurman at Raiba/Reiba {Czech Tesla firm made, wb.}.
1900 UT on Aug 22. MX and talk over Cope. SIO: 333.
<https://goo.gl/maps/p2h8C>
(Zeljko Crncic-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

SYRIA   eQSL from Spanish section of Radio Damascus 1 Files 53KB JPG eQSL
Radio Damascus from Spanish section.jpg

Radio Damascus 783 kHz verified an electronic follow up, including
original recording as mp3-audio file, with f/d eQSL accompanied by
friendly message in two days. V/S: Amalia Puga.

Mrs Puga says that due to "the difficult situation of the country" (this
appears to me as an euphemism) short wave transmissions were suspended and
that programmes can be followed on Facebook. She also says that for the
time being reception reports are verified only by eQSL.

It should be mentioned that my follow up was sent to the Spanish section
of Radio Damascus address:
<radiodamasco -at- gmail.com>
as my original report was about listening of a programme in Spanish over
30 years ago, on 5th July 1984. If my memory doesn't fail, at that time,
just as today, shortwave transmissions from Syria were unavailable and the
only opportunity to listen to a programme in a foreign language was on
home service medium wave frequency of 783 kHz which Radio Damascus used
late in the night also to air its Spanish programme.
(Antonello Napolitano-ITA, dxld Aug 16)

Illustrates Omayyad Mosque - yes, 31 years after reception. (gh)

TAJIKISTAN   7245.0  Voice of Tajik Yangi Yul, fair well S=8-9 signal here
in Germany at 0220 UT on Aug 26. Talk by two Tajik woman in Tajik
language.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

UNIDENTIFIED   4989.984  Carrier also visible here in Germany, tiny S=4 at
0237 UT, probably Radio Apintie Suriname?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

USA   9265.0 exact frequency of rather 3 kHz small band audio modulation,
S=8 signal strength in southern Germany, at 0125 UT on Aug 26.

Also RMI Tru News S=8 signal on 9395 kHz is heavily disturbed by Radio
Cairo spurs (see under EGYPT) in 9396.2-9405.2 kHz range too, at 0205 UT
on Aug 26.

7315  WHRI in Spanish, S=9 here in Germany, nice soul pop mx singer at
0225 UT on Aug 26.

7385  Another WHRI English language 'Forgivness' program of only S=7
signal strength, at 0227 UT on Aug 26.

7489.963  TOM roaring sermon in English about 'Distressing' theme, WBCQ
signal S=7 in southern Germany.

5085.0 kHz exact frequency of WTWW, - not TOM px ! -, English pop mx of
the sixties 'Locomotion' song by Little Eva, at 0233 UT on Aug 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

USA   I think Jeff may be in Australia preparing for the upcoming HFCC
meetings, so I'll step up to the plate. Your surmise is correct: the
antenna used for the Cuba transmissions on 5950 kHz has a high take-off
angle of 45 degrees and a horizontal beamwidth of 90 degrees. Azimuth is
181 degrees, so that the footprint just nicely brackets Cuba. The main
function in life for that antenna is to service Cuba.
(Dan Elyea-FL-USA  WRMI, dxld Aug 19)

USA   7490  Radio Alexandria via WBCQ, Monticello-ME, at 2340-2358 UT on
Aug 19, tuned in to hear a male announcer - later identified as Rollin B.
Hunt, talking about Radio Alexandria's plans for a ship to broadcast over
shortwave radio in the Pacific region. Also, covered Fermi Paradox and
promoted shortwave portable receivers. Later called this the North
American Service of Radio Alexandria. This was new to me, never heard this
guy before. Quite an interesting character. Good signal.

QSL  USA 7490, Radio Alexandria via WBCQ verified an electronic report
with an electronic reply in 1 day (actually in about two hours) from Allen
Hundley, Project Manager in Madison-MA, who mentioned: "At this time we
don't have QSL cards but I will send you a letter and several buttons per
your request. I also started listening to shortwave many years ago during
the vacuum tube era. A lot has changed since then but there are still some
very interesting programs on the shortwave bands. I like to think The Next
Chapter is one of them and the mail we've received has been universally
positive and supportive.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

USA   WHRI on 17610 kHz. Today Sat Aug 22 came across of 17610 religious
programs on WHRI outlet in English. see

<http://lesea.com/whr/whr-iframe-page/?search=Angel1>

17610 noted here in Germany at S=8-9 signal tonight Saturday in 19-21 UT
hours. Aoki Nagoya list shows opposite 315 degrees at western
US/CAN/ALS/PAC coast. But HFCC database shows 250 kW at 83degrees towards
Europe, NE/ME and North Africa/Sahara zone.

Heard at 2010 UT Sats "Seeking the Lost International",
given their ID and snail mail address at Cleanton MI USA.

At 2015 UT the women special started, "A Woman's Special Touch"

"Beacon Of Truth Broadcast" by Pastor Reuben Esh now at 2030-2100 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

USA   17775  on Aug 19 at 1413 UT, not even a carrier detectable from
KVOH, but presumably on, not propagating. Anyhow, KVOH is still on the
9975 kHz air despite a close call with wildfires. I had asked Ray Robinson
about that and he replied Aug 18,

"Hi, Glenn. Thanks for your concern. Yes, there have been two fires in
Simi Valley in the last 5 days or so. The first, a fairly small one, was
about a mile north of our KVOH transmitting site, but the fire fighters
quickly got a handle on it. There was no real threat to the SW site, but
it was actually closer to our FM transmitting site (KWSV, 99.1 The Ranch),
and we were concerned about that for a few hours. However, in the end
there was no problem. The second, a much larger fire, and one that has
been shown on national news, was at the other end of the valley, about 10
miles from our sites, so again no threat to either KVOH or KWSV.

We are still working hard to get the Harris 100 kW unit on the air. It has
been fully refurbished from end to end, and numerous components have been
replaced. We are still working on the electrical hook-up and on the
antenna feed line switching, but we're getting close!"

Ray also explains that the delay in Zambia is caused by a drought and lack
of reliable hydroelectric power; more details on that to come.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 17)

VANUATU/AUSTRALIA   Update-Re: 5055 kHz from Australia, at nighttime bad
mixture signal in Pacific downunder ? Registered request in future at
Vanuatu too

5055 kHz 0700-2000z zones 56,51  PVL 10kW  Bislama language  VUT VBT RNZ

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bislama>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24)

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Streifzug Kurzwelle - PDF von Nils Schiffhauer.

Nils Schiffhauer hat uns Kurzwellenfreunden ein informatives PDF zur
Verfuegung gestellt:

Streifzug Kurzwelle ist ein multimediales PDF ueber viele Aspekte des
Kurzwellenempfangs. Es wendet sich an den Kurzwellenhoerer ebenso wie an
den Funkamateur und ist fuer Anwender geschrieben, die sich kompakt und
verstaendlich ueber die faszinierenden Moeglichkeiten dieser Technologie
informieren wollen.

Das PDF liegt kostenlos auf meiner Seite ratzer.at zum Download bereit.

Danke Nils!
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM  <http://ratzer.at>
<http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Aug 22)

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Station Hitlist on Glenn Hauser's WoR site Updated.

My Station Hitlist, hosted on Glenn Hauser's World of Radio site at

<http://www.w4uvh.net/hitlist.htm>

is updated today with the following changes:

1) Cuba - RHC: Added link to new freq sked in pdf format
2) Germany - Channel 292: Added links for this station
3) Greece - ERT: Added link to programme schedules and an alternative
   live stream link
4) Nigeria - VoN: Updated link for website domain which has changed from
   .org to .org.ng (although old link redirects)
5) Oman - R Sultanate Oman: Updated links
6) Philippines - R Pilipinas: Added links for this station
7) Poland - R Poland: Updated link for programme schedule
8) USA - AWR: Updated links
9) USA - Overcomer Ministry: Updated links to schedule and listen live

Updates take place approximately monthly. Hope you find it of use.

Alan Roe, Teddington, UK (BrDXC-UK ng Aug 22)

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RUSSIA   Sankt-Petersburg. European DX Council (EDXC) and St. Petersburg
DX Club European are kindly inviting European DX-ers to take part in the
48th EDXC Conference 2015 to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on
18-22 September 2015. Guests from countries outside Europe are also
heartly welcomed.

Conference venue: RUSS Hotel, Artilleriyskaya ul, 1, St. Petersburg
<http://www.hotelruss.spb.ru>  or
<http://www.hotelruss.spb.ru/index.php?lang=eng>

The preliminary conference agenda (updates and changes are possible):

Friday 18 September 16.00 - 22.00 LT
Arrival, registration, informal contacts at the conference venue hotel

Saturday 19 September 10.00 - 14.00 LT
Conference opening. Greetings from the St.Petersburg DX Club and
Conference Organizing Committee by Mr. Alexander Beryozkin.
Greetings from EDXC by Mr. Kari Kivekaes.

Lectures and reports
1. "Pages of history of foreign broadcasting in Russian"
   by Mr. Andrey Fyodorov.
2. "DXing in Costa del Sol: July 2015" by Mr. Alexander Beryozkin.
3. "EDXC matters" by Mr. Kari Kivekaes.
4. "News and prospects of Christian broadcasting on the example of
Protestant radio stations of St. Petersburg" by Mr. Mikhail Nevolin.

Saturday 19 September 15.00 - 18.00 LT
Short sightseeing city tour by bus. Excursion to the National Show Museum
"Grand Maket Rossiya" ("Grand Model Russia")

Sunday 20 September 10.00 - 14.00 LT
Lectures and reports
5. "Modern SDR techniques in amateur radio and DXing"
   by Mr. Alexander Gromov.
6. "Receiving antenna: electric or magnetic?" by Dr. Anatoly Bobkov.
7. "RTRN St.Petersburg Regional Centre: broadcasting development plans"
   by Mr. Mikhail Timofeyev.
8. "EDXC 2016 Conference, proposed city: Manchester" by Ms. Chrissy Brand.

Sunday 20 September 15.00 - 18.30 LT
Visiting the studio of St.Petersburg FM station "Dorozhnoye Radio" ("Road
Radio"). Excursion to Prof. A.S. Popov's Laboratory and Apartment Museums
in the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, including report:
9. "Historical significance of Prof. A.S. Popov's scientific works in the
field of radio" by Ms. Larisa Zolotinkina.

Sunday 20 September 19.00 - 22.00 LT
Banquet dinner at the hotel restaurant

Monday 21 September 10.00 - 13.00 LT
Exit session of the conference, part 1.

Venue: St. Petersburg DX Club
Headquarters in Bolshiye Porogi including report:

10. "Collecting Soviet and Russian vintage broadcasting receivers"
by Mr. Omar Cheishvili.

Monday 21 September 14.00 - 18.00 LT
Exit session of the conference, part 2.

Venue: St. Petersburg Bonch-Bruyevich State University of
Telecommunications
Lectures and reports
Excursion to the University Media Centre
Special broadcast of Radio Bonch students' radio station devoted to the
conference.
Conference closing.

Tuesday 22 September 10.00 - 14.00 LT
Departure, informal contacts

The prices are as follows:

Full package/single room: 270 EUR per person
Full package/double room: 220 EUR per person

Minimum package (4 nights accommodation & conference fee)/single room:
190 EUR per person

Minimum package (4 nights accommodation & conference fee)/single room:
140 EUR per person

A participant may choose events to attend. So final price may vary within
the above limits. More information at <https://edxcnews.wordpress.com>

For reservations and any other info, please contact Alexander Beryozkin
by e-mail <dxspb -at- nrec.spb.ru>  or by phone +7(921)793-72-84.
(Alexander Beryozkin, Sankt-Petersburg-RUS; RUSdx Aug 23)
 
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News


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  President and Chief Editor: Michael Bethge 

domingo, 30 de agosto de 2015

OPDX Bulletin 1229 August 31, 2015












Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, K1XN & GoList, NJ1Q & W1AW, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, W4FC, KY6R, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m News, W0GJ, CU3AA, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, ES1CW, F5NQL, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, HA0HW, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, Mediterraneo International Dx Club, OH2BN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, Pete Rayer (ISWL), RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, SP1DPA, VA3RJ & ICPO, VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) and YF1AR for the following DX information.


DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd/August, through Sunday, 30th/August there were 196 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5B, 5H, 5N, 5R, 7P, 7Q, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9N, 9V, 9Y, A4, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C9, CE, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D2, D6, DL, DU, E4, E5/s, E6, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FR, FW, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HC8, HH, HI, HK, HL, HP, HR, HS, HZ, I, IS, J6, JA, JT, JW, JY, K, KG4, KH0, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ5, PY, PY0F, PZ, S5, S7, S9, SM, SP, ST, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T7, T8, TA, TF, TG, TI, TJ, TK, TT, TU, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VP2E, VP8, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XU, YA, YB, YI, YL, YN, YO, YS, YU, YV, Z3, Z8, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
* PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".


3W, VIETNAM (3W3MD - Press Release #3) [edited]
Great news from the Mediterraneo International Dx Club Team. -- During their already announced Da Nang City, Vietnam, DXpedition with the callsign: 3W3MD between October 31st and November 10th, the international team leading by Antonio, IZ8CCW, and Gabriele, I2VGW, will also be able to be active for some days from Cham Island IOTA AS-162 (claimed only by 17% of IOTA chasers). As a matter of fact, some operators will leave the main land for 3-4 days, and with two stations and a couple of antennas they will try to give the reference to many IOTA chasers as possible.
Of course the rest of the team (19 skilled DX operators coming from 9 countries) will be on air from the beach of Da Nang with five stations 24 hours around the clock. According to the evaluations that they have done, they are confident to give to a lot of DXers the possibility to work this country on the Low Bands, WARC and especially on the Digital modes.
Quite a bit of equipment and antennas are ready for the new adventure by the MDXC team. All the licenses are in hands of Ant and Gab and all have been already arranged (boat, generators, contacts....etc) for the transfer on Cham Island (AS-162). Save the dates and keep ears open because the callsign for the IOTA operations by the team will be 3W3MD/P. Any donation will be very very appreciated by the team..... For any further news and updates please visit the official Web site for this new great adventure at:
http://www.mdxc.org/3w3md


3Z, POLAND
Members of Klub Krotkofalowcow (PZK) will be active as 3Z0LH from the immediate vicinity of the lighthouse on Karsibor Island (EU-132, ARLHS POL 066) between August 30th and September 6th. Operators mentioned are Slawomir/SP1DOZ, Wald/SP1DPA, Andrzej/SP1DSZ, Janusz/SP1TMN, Jacek/ SQ1EUG, Romuald/SQ1FYX and Jan/SQ1PSA. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, JT65 and PSK63 (other modes OK on request). The equip- ment includes FT1000D, FT450D, TS480SAT, IC910 (IC706MKIIG ­ backup). Antennas: Delta 82.5m, FD4, LW 41,5m, GPA303 (WARC), GP 5/8 6m, GP 2m/70cm, 12 element Yagi 2m/70cm and 3 element Yagi 14/21/28 (from OK1TN). They have access to a commercial AC power line, but they are taking a 800w gasoline generator for backup/location flexibility. Their operation is subject to commercial systems non-interference rules. UHF activity as band conditions permit. This operation is also good for Polish Gmina Award hunters (SPFF 269PGA SF 01).


5J0, ANDRES ISLAND
Joseph, LU1FM, will once again be active as 5J0B from San Andres Island (NA-033) between October 17-27th. Daniel, LU9FHF, will also be with him. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using SSB and the Digital modes. Also look for him to participate the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th). Equipment will be an IC-7100 with an ALS MRX 500 amp into a Hex- beam (20-6m) and dipoles for 160/80/40m. QSL via his home callsign. Look for more details and updates at:
http://www.tarjetasqsl.com.ar/5j0b

FaceBook page is: https://www.facebook.com/sanandresisland2015
 
 
5W, SAMOA
Robin, ZL4IG, will be active as 5W0RM from Upolu Island (OC-097) between September 5-13th (and sometime in March 2016 - dates to be con- firmed). Activity will be holiday style on 40-15 meters using CW and SSB. The transmitter will be a 5 watts from a FT-817 with simple wire antennas. QSL via his home callsign.


A5, BHUTAN
Ryo, JH7EQW, is once again active as A52EQW and A52EQW/m from Dochula Resort until September 5th. QSL via the JARL Bureau. He posted the following schedule and frequencies on QRZ.com:
September 3rd (Thursday) - 0700-1300 (UTC) on 18160, 21160, 24960 and 28516 kHz SSB
September 4th (Friday) - 0300-1300 (UTC) -- same as above.
September 5th (Saturday) - 0000-0300 (UTC) -- same as above.

CARIBBEAN TOUR (Update)
Rick, AI5P, who has been on holiday in the Caribbean, has received his callsign for Aruba. His tentative schedule is:
August 16-24th -- Bonaire (SA-006, WLOTA LH-1279); callsign PJ4/AI5P
August 24-31st -- Curacao (SA-099); callsign PJ2/AI5P
August 31st-September 8th -- Aruba (SA-036); P40 callsign P40PX
Activity will be on 40-10 meters using mostly CW. Rick states, "Probably most of time on 30 and 17 meters CW." Equipment is an Icom 706 with 100 watts into wire antennas. QSL via AI5P. CR1/CU4/CU7, AZORES
Look for the following stations in September.
CR1IZ - Operator Norman, W3IZ, between September 9-15th. Plan to be in the WAE SSB Contest (September 12-13th). QSL via KI1U. CU4DX - Operators Bruce/K0BJ and Claudio/IV3VSC between September 11-14th. Plan to be in the WAE SSB Contest (September 12-13th). QSL via KI1U.
CU7CRA - Operators Brian/N5ZGT and Mike/KI1U between September 11-14th. Plan to be in the WAE SSB Contest (September 12-13th). QSL via KI1U.
E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Doug, W6HB, will once again be active as E51DLD from the QTH of Andy/E51AND/E50A and Jim/E51JD on Rarotonga Island between September 21st and October 3rd. Activity will be on 160-10 meters. QSL via his home callsign. No LOTW, no E-QSL, no QRZ.com logs -- hard cards ONLY folks.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Alan, K7AR, will once again be active as E51AAR from the QTH of Andy, E51AND, on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between September 24-29th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using CW and SSB. Alan plans to participate in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). His equip- ment is an Elecraft K3 and KPA500. QSL via K7AR, direct or by the Bureau. Log will be uploaded to LoTW upon his return home. However, he will try to upload log on a daily basis to ClubLog.

E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS
Steve, G0KIK, will be active as E51KIK from Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between November 9-15th. Activity will be holiday style using a TS-50 running 100 watts into 1/2 size G5RV. QSL via G0KIK.

FS, ST. MARTIN
The "Buddies in the Caribbean" crew will be active as FS/homecall from Villa "Ait na Greine" villaaitnagreine.com/villa.htm, St. Martin Island (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between February 2-10th. This is the groups' 7th "Buddies in the Caribbean" DXpedition. Operators mentioned are Daniel/WZ1P, Budd/W3FF, Mike/KC4VG, Chris/W6HFP, Bill/W7ZT, Wey/K8EAB, Paul/KB9AVO and Steve/WG0AT. Look for all eight operators to be active on 40-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. As always, the team will be using Buddipole antenna and low power. QSL via the operator's instructions.

HA45, HUNGARY (Special Event)
Look for HA45KHW to be active on the HF bands using CW, SSB, and the Digital modes until the end of this year. The members of the Regionalis Radios Sportklub Puspokladany (HA0KHW) are celebrating their 45th anniversary of the club's foundation. QSL via ClubLog's OQRS, by the Bureau or direct.

IOTA NEWS
VARIOUS. Reports indicate that Din, YB8RW, is planning a solo IOTA DXpedition next month to the following various island groups: OC-075, OC-106, OC-107, OC-108, OC-109, OC-122 and OC-144. QSL directly to home callsign or ClubLog's OQRS, LoTW and no Bureau QSLs.
EU-174. Laci, HA0HW, will once again be active from Thassos Island (GIOTA NAS-037, MIA MG-124, WLOTA LH-4186, QRA KN20HS), as SW8WW (ex-J48HW) between September 6-14th. He will operate mainly CW, with some SSB and RTTY, on the HF bands (usually on 40/30/20/17/12/10 meters) and on 6 meters. His rigs are usually a FT-840 with a MOS-FET amplifier (300-400 watts) and an IC-706 (for 6m only). Antennas are a monoband Gps, dipoles on SPIDER, and dipoles on fishing poles. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the HA Bureau, or by the OQRS via ClubLog is 'OK' as well.
OC-177. If you missed Budi, YF1AR, as YF1AR/0 from Untung Island this past weekend, he will be active again in September 5-6th. Activity will be on 80-10 meters using mainly SSB as well as on CW and the Digital modes. QSL via N2OO or by ClubLog's OQRS. For more details, see Budi's Web page at:
http://www.yf1ar.com/2015/08/yf1ar0-oc-177-untung-island-seribu.html
 
ISWL CALLSIGNS (For September)
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of September 2015:
GX4BJC/A - Operated from Skegby, in Nottinghamshire, by Merv, G0UJD. (/A WAB Square SK56 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). MX1SWL/A - Operated from Clacton-on-Sea, in Essex, by George, G1IPU. (/A WAB Square TM11 - England, IOTA EU-005, WLOTA 1841). George will also operate as MX1SWL/P from various locations. His WAB information will be given if requested.
ALL QSLs will be handled by Herbie, G6XOU, and NOT the individual operator. The I.S.W.L. is a member of the European PSK Club. All QSL info is on
www.iswl.org.uk or www.qrz.com or via www.eQSL.cc
. NO LoTW. I.S.W.L. Awards are available to all Hams and SWLs, see www.iswl.org.uk for full details. The eQSL.cc cards ARE welcomed for their awards. KH0, MARIANA ISLANDS
Akira, JH0CKF, will be active once again as AF1Y/KH0 from the Saipan Rental Shack (Himawari Hotel) [USI NI-002S, WLOTA 1333), Northern Mariana Islands (OC-086), for a short operation between September 15-17th. Activity will be holiday style, after sunset, on 20-6 meters using SSB. QSL via DU1/JH0CKF (QSL Manger) via DU Bureau. Please DO NOT send to AF1Y (either Bureau or postal mailing address in Miami). If you would like to exchange QSL cards directly, please send SASE to the postal mailing address: Akira Yokoyama, 7078 Hokujo Hakuba, Nagano 399-9301, JAPAN. For more details about the Saipan Rental Shack, visit the following Web page at:
http://saipan.rental-shack.com/english/index.html
KH5, PALMYRA (Press Release #3)
Lou (N2TU) and Craig (K9CT) previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe. The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, 11-26 January 2016. A callsign will be announced through the normal DX media channels before the operation begins.
One key to the success of activation of a rare entity is a team of pilot stations. These stations gather regional feedback, identify propagation trends and inform the on-island Team of operational issues.
These pilots are well known to the DX community and have either been on DXpeditions or have been pilots on previous high visibility DXpeditions.
* Chief Pilot and Western USA- Rich, KE1B
* Eastern USA/ Caribbean- Don, AA1V
* Europe- Col, MM0NDX
* Africa/ South America- Andre, V51B
* Asia/ Pacific, Hiroo, JA1WSX
Our website, http://palmyra2016.org/ has been updated with photographs and background information of our outstanding Pilot Team.
Additionally, a Palmyra 2016 QSL route has been established. Direct QSLs, with appropriate return postage and envelope, should be sent to:
Palmyra DXpedition
PO Box 73
Elmwood, IL 61529
We urge the DX community to use OQRS via Clublog. This will greatly expedite your QSL!
There is a large payment due shortly and additional funds are needed to meet this obligation. Your donations are required to support the effort to activate this rare entity.
Please visit http://palmyra2016.org/ for the latest news, Team photos, and a list of our generous individual, Foundation and Equipment sponsors.
Lou N2TU
Craig K9CT
OJ0, MARKET REEF
Operators Dietmar/DL3DXX, Thomas/DL5LYM, Robert/SP5XVY and Roman/US5WDX will be active as OJ0DX from Market Reef (EU-053) between September 18-28th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Look for them to be active during the CW Scandinavian Activity Contest (September 19-20th) and CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via DL3DXX. P4, ARUBA
Operators Eddy/K5WQG and Bob/N5ET will be active as P40ER and P40ET, respectively, from Oranjestad, Aruba (SA-036), between September 6-20th. Activity will be on the HF bands. QSL both callsigns via N5ET.

PJ2, CURACAO

 PJ6, SABA (Update)

Operators John/K5AC, Jeff/NM1Y and Victor/WB0TEV will be active as PJ6A from Saba Island (NA-145, WFF PAFF-027, WLOTA 2043) during the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th) as a Multi- Single entry. QSL via PJ6A or N4NX direct. QSLs are available via the OQRS on ClubLog for direct or Bureau cards. DO NOT QSL via the Bureau. More QSL info is available at:
http://www.pj6a.com/qsls.htm
Operators will be on Saba between September 22nd and October 1st, signing PJ6/homecall. Their activity outside of the contest will be on 80-10 meters using all modes. QSL via their home callsigns.

PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (August 31st-September 6th)

 Aug/31st AN      Sep/03rd  BN      Sep/05th  AN
 Sep/01st AN      Sep/04th  AN      Sep/06th  AN
 Sep/02nd HN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400
 
REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE

http://www.bandconditions.com
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre- dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry" which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA. PX70, BRAZIL (Special Event)
Rony, PS7AB, will activate special event station PW70FEB between September 1-30th. Activity is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of World War II and to remember the importance of PEACE. The special callsign is also in honor to all who participated in the war, especially the Brazilian Expeditionary Force - FEB, on the battlefields in Italy. Operations will be on 40/20/17/15/10 meters using SSB and CW/ Digital. QSL via PS7AB, direct (2 USDs), by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW.
A special certificate will be sent in 2016 via E-mail to stations who made contacts with at least 10 Special Event Stations by mode (SSB, CW or Digital), or mixed (3 modes). Each month in 2015, Ronaldo will activate a different callsign and also send 12 different QSLs. PX70FEB is the ninth special event station to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015. For more details, visit the following Web pages at: http://www.radioamador.org.br/certificate_70th_world_war.htm
http://qrz.com/db/px70feb
QSL INFO AND NEWS
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX (August 28th)
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  4K6FO via DC9RI       IB0/IK0XBX via IK0XBX    SN0CIPHER via SQ2KLU
  5P1KZX via OZ1KZX     IK0/PA2CHR via PA2CHR    TK/IZ1FRM via IZ1FRM
  8Q7DX via IK2CLB      J62DX via EB7DX          VO1/DJ8QP via DJ8QP
  9M10CSB via 9W2VVH    LY/DL5WW/P via DL5WW     XR6MIN via XQ4CW
  CT9/DK1AX via DK1AX   OE20XAAT via OE3KLU      YB1TIA via HA3JB
  DQ0X via DF7IS        OM2015TITANIC via OM2FY  YL/RM5M via RM5M
  ED7URI via EA7URI     OZ/PG8M via PG8M         YO150ITU via (L)
  EH5VCE via EA5HJY     PA/A61CK via IZ8CLM      ZA/IK2RLM via IZ2LSP (d)
  EJ7NET via HB9DGV     PP2/DL3SEZ via DL3SEZ    ZY156CAT via PP2BO
  GB70VJ via G0TOC      R920RZ via RY2S
  HG150ITU via (L)      RA/UR5IRM via UR5IRM
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only
CU3URA/p via QRZ.com address. Members of the União de Radioamadores dos Açores (URA) held a field day, Saturday, August 29th, activating the Monumento Natural do Algar do Carvão with references WWFF CTFF-142 and AFFA CUFF-032. QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: AD4J/HR9, BX4AG, HI3TEJ, JA7AKH and YB4IR/5 (OC-075)
QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 5U5U, ED9K, TN/CT1FJZ and S79HN
QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 2SZ, 3D2ML, 3DA0OK, 5B/DL3VU, 5W0M, 5W1SA, 8J7EQ, 8P3A, 8Q7QX, 8Q7SN, 9H3TX, 9L0W, 9N7BM, 9V1PW, A52SV, A5A, C5II, B3C, D2SG, DA300CFG, DM200TSV, DP1POL, DR50RRDXA, DU1/JA3FJE, E30FB, E51C, E51JQY, EA8/DL3GCS, EF6, FG/HB9AOF, GO0RPA, H40FN, H44UD, J34O, J79FCG, JD1YBT, JW/KH0PR, KH0/G3ZEM, MJ5RIC, OC4WW, OH0X, OJ0X, P4/DL6RAI, PJ4DX, PY0F/PP1CZ, ST0R, SV5/DL3DRN, T88QX, TS7TI, V5/DF2UU, V5/DH3WO, V55HQ, VP2MOM, Z6/DF8AN, Z81R, Z81X and ZD8R
SANTA CLAUS IN CHAPTER 11 (For immediate release from Lapland, Northern Finland)
From the Desk of Radio Arcala, OH8X, dated August 25th:
SANTA CLAUS IN CHAPTER 11 ­ THIS CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN FINLAND, THE LAND OF SANTA CLAUS -- Who said that the children’s world is different from ours? Every Christmas, Santa from the Far North of Finland not only delights young ones all over the world but travels to each and every home in the U.S. to deliver his gifts to the kids who Deserve. Similarly, Santa Radio, OF9X together with the elves of Radio Arcala propagate the Christmas spirit across the North Pole on 14226 kHz. Thousands of radio amateurs treasure this gesture, and in three consecutive years have brought their children to talk to Santa via Amateur Radio. For details, see
www.QRZ.com/db/OF9X
The Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle is a major attraction for visiting children. Visitors and guests provide employment for 11,000 people directly or indirectly during this annual peak of winter tourism. Santa is probably the best-known person coming from Finland. Now the Village operator is facing bankruptcy and Santa’s existence is in jeopardy. This coming Thursday, the case is brought before the Arctic Court when the creditors will be considering the future of Santa.
The City of Rovaniemi has hired two acting Santas to entertain visiting children. They call it a "two for one approach". Furthermore, it is now proven beyond doubt that Santa is not financially gifted and he will in the future concentrate only on his familiar toys.
Determined not to let Santa suffer, Radio Arcala, OH8X and Pusula Radio Club, OH9W have come to the rescue to make sure that, at Christmas, Santa will once again to bring cheer to the children of the world. Santa's sleigh is well oiled with anti-freeze lubricant, and this coming Christmas will be no different from those of previous years. OF9X will be active. Wait for more striking news from the land of tranquility, aurora borealis and less deliberate QRM.
Links:
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[1] http://www.QRZ.com/db/OF9X
[2] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/finland/11821280/Santa-Claus-fights-bankruptcy-in-Lapland.html
SV5, DODECANESE
Gabor, HA3JB, will be active as SV5/HA3JB from Rhodes Island (EU-001) between September 21-28th. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY -- including activity in the CQWW RTTY Contest (September 26-27th). QSL via his home callsign QSLs are valid for the IPA (International Police Association) Award. T2, TUVALU
Operators Stan/LZ1GC, Lubo/OM5ZW and John/KK7L will be active as T2GC from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel, Funafuti, Tuvalu (OC-015), between September 24th and October 14th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, PSK and RTTY. They will operate from two different sites and have a target of 30k QSOs. Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1822.5, 3502, 5371, 7024, 10104, 14010, 18080, 21015, 24905 and 28010 kHz
SSB - 5401, 7164, 14170, 18145, 21265, 21265, 24940 and 28470 kHz
RTTY - 7040, 10138, 14088, 18095, 21088, 24922 and 28088 kHz
6m - 50097/CW and 50120/SSB
QSL via LZ1GC, direct or by the Bureau (may take 1-2 yrs). "Prefered Method" for QSL and LoTW requests is via T2GC on ClubLog's OQRS or via PayPal. For more details and updates, see: http://www.c21gc.com T8, PALAU. Akira
JH0CKF/DU1CKF/AF1Y, is once again active as T88MZ from the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room) on Koror Island (OC-009) between October 6-9th. He is there on business, so activity will be limited to his spare time on the HF bands (80-10m). QSL via DU1CKF, direct or by the Bureau, eQSL or LoTW. For more details about the VIP Guest Hotel (Free Radio Room), see:
http://www.palau-radio.com/index.php?page=rr2014
TF, ICELAND (Also OY)
Operators Klaus/DL7UXG, Friedrich/DL4BBH and Ric/DL2VFR will activate three areas of Iceland (EU-021) during mid- September. Their schedule is as follows:
September 15-17th - near Husavik (north)
September 17-19th - Hveragerdi (south-west)
September 19-22nd - near Eskifjördur (east)
ADDED NOTE: On their way to Iceland, the team will make a short stop on September 14th at Thorshavn/Faroe Islands possibly signing OY/homecall in the morning. TI9, COCOS ISLAND
DX-World.net reports Jorge, TI2HMJ, will once again return to Cocos Island (NA-012). On August 29th, Jorge departed Puntarenas, Costa Rica, aboard the Okeanos Aggressor expecting to arrive on Monday, August 31st. Since his visit is not solely ham radio, he will be active when time permits using an IC-746 and multiband dipole.
V5, NAMIBIA
Heli, DD0VR, will be active as V5/DD0VR (possibly V50VR) from Namibia starting December 10th for one month. Activity will be limited to his spare time because he is on holiday with his XYL Bigi, DE3BWR. Heli will use a KX3 with the HL-1.1KFX amplifier by Tokyo High Power with 500 watts or the RZ3AH PA with GMI-11tube with 350 Watts out -- QRO SSB. For CW, he will only operate with 1-5 watts (G-QRP-Club -- NR. 7073). His antenna is a vertical. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
V6, MICRONESIA
Lance, W7GJ, is now active as V6M from Falalop Island, Ulithi Atoll (OC-078), celebrating 49 years of VHF DXing until September 3rd. Activity is focused on 6m EME QSOs (WW Loc. PK90va) using JT65A. QSL via his home callsign direct only. For more details, see:
http://www.bigskyspaces.com/w7gj/Micronesia2015.htm
VB2, CANADA (CQ ZONE 2 DXPEDITION)
Operators Jean-Pierre/VA2SG, Jean/ VE2VIA, Jean-Francois/VA2VL and Pierre/VA2CZ will be active as VB2T from ZONE 2 (Sept-Iles, Quebec) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 24-25th) as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry. QSL via VE2JCW direct only, with 2 USDs for North America and 3 USDs for the rest of the world. More details are available at:
http://www.contestgroupduquebec.com/vb2t
VK0EK HEARD ISLAND NEWS (Team is Now Complete)
In a press release dated August 28th by Rich, KY6R, reports, that the Heard Island team is now complete by adding three new operators for the upcoming VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition in March 2016. Operator mentioned are Arliss/W7XU the DXpedition's doctor/operator/scientist; Jim/N6TQ operator/logistics; and Fred/KM4MXD operator/volcanic field scientist. For the complete press release and details on their bios, see the following URLs:
http://vk0ek.org/2015/08/28/the-vk0ek-team-is-now-complete

http://www.heardisland.org/HD_pages/HD_news.html
 
VK9N, LORD HOWE ISLAND
Leszek, NI1L (ex-JX5O, XR0Y), will be active as VK9LN from Lord Howe Island (OC-004) between September 22-29th. Activity will be holiday style on 40-10 meters with low power using mostly CW. QSL via NI1L, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

VP2E, ANGUILLA
Operators Rich/KE1B and YL Anna/W6NN will once again be active as VP2EAQ and VP2EAR, respectively, from Anguilla between November 22nd and December 1st. Activity will be "holiday-style" using a single station (an Elecraft K3S) with 100w and a Buddipole antenna system directly adjacent to the sea. Operations will be on all bands 40-10 meters (including 30/17/12m), and all modes (CW/SSB/RTTY). Look for VP2EAQ to be active in CQWW DX CW Contest (November 28-29th). They expect to have Internet access, and plan to upload logs to ClubLog daily. You can check your QSO status and request a QSL card via the Online QSL Request System (OQRS). Direct QSLs are via their home callsign (see QRZ.com for details). Bureau cards should be sent via KE1B.

VP9, BERMUDA
Operators George/K3GP, Larry/K8UT, Ray/ND8L and Jamie/WW3S will be active as VP9I from Ed/VP9GE's Hamilton Parish QTH (NA-005, WLOTA 0201) for the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (September 26-27th) as a Multi-Single/ Low-Power entry. QSL VP9I via WW3S or LoTW. Outside of the contest, look for operators to be active as VP9/homecall. QSL via their home callsigns or LoTW.

W9DXCC NEWS RELEASE (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) [Aug. 26, 2015]
Final arrangements are being made for the 63rd annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet. The Sept. 11-12 gathering in Schaumburg, Illinois, will feature more than $11,000 in prizes (a number still growing daily) donated by vendors at the convention and other manufacturers and distributors. Based on past attendance, this year’s attendees will have a roughly 1 in 3 chance of winning a prize. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, the event is an ARRL-approved operating specialty convention. For the first time, a Contest University program will join the DX University on Friday. Both tracks will have presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest operators. The daylong session on Saturday will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking, a CW pileup contest and many prizes. The banquet that evening is a time to relax with keynote speaker Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, former FCC Special Counsel for Spectrum Enforcement, as well as the DX Countdown and grand prizes.
Some of this year’s major prizes: Yaesu FTDX3000, Icom IC7100, Elecraft KX3 with microphone, Flex Maestro plus gift certificates for discounts on Flex radios, Bird wattmeter, Array Solutions PowerMaster II wattmeter, RadioSport premium headsets. Belden 9913 Coax, Begali, Bencher and N3ZN paddles, subscriptions to ham magazines and DX publications, logging soft- ware, and discount certificates at many major dealers.
The convention is scheduled one week earlier than normal because of hotel availability. Woodfield Mall, which offers a wide array of shopping, is one traffic light south of the convention site at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road.
DX University and Contest University ­ Friday
* Contesting Basics: What is radio sport? Why do it? Why should you do it? The language of contesting. Ethics.
* Types and conduct of contests: A discussion of the various types of contests, examples, contest exchanges and contest scoring.
* Hardware and software for the new contester: ergonomics, antennas, logging and on-line resources.
* RTTY contesting: How to setup for RTTY, sample exchanges, how to operate and demos.
* Low Band DXing
* DX Seminar discussion
* Antennas and transmission lines
* Portable DXing
* Daily DXing: The road to multi-band DXCC and tools to improve efficiency
(These sessions will be led by some of the best DX’ers and contest operators in the Midwest, including K9CT, K9DX, K9IR, K9EL, N9EP, W9MU, WO9S, K3WA and K9ZO.)
Main Convention ­ Saturday (as of now, with more being added)
* K1N Navassa Island DXpedition (W0GJ)
* Operating from Kuwait (W6RGG)
* Palau DXpedition (K9AJ)
* YK9A February 2001 - What's Happened Since (AE9YL)
* Cycle 24 Update (K9LA)
* ARRL Roundtable Discussion
Registration: Go to http://w9dxcc.com/ and click Registration. Registration is open via PayPal or download the form and send a check. Banquet orders must be received by Sept. 4. Click Location & Lodging for hotel reservations.
Updates: http://w9dxcc.com/ for new developments. For more information: John McCormick, N0FCD@yahoo.com
XY/XZ, MYANMAR
Heli, DD0VR, will possibly be active as XY0VR or XZ0VR from Myanmar in December of 2016. This will be a four week holiday trip traveling around in the country of Myanmar with his XYL and friends. Look for more details to be forthcoming. ZL, NEW ZEALAND

Steve, G0KIK, will be active as ZL1/G0KIK from Waiheke Island (OC-201) between November 17-24th. He is also expected to be active from Perth (dates not provided). Activity will be holiday style using a TS-50 running 100 watts into 1/2 size G5RV. QSL via G0KIK.




sexta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2015

DX News from the ARRL 28 August, 2015









28 August, 2015

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.

Thanks to all.

ALGERIA, 7X. Members of the newly formed Algerian Amateur Radio Union will be QRV as 7U0ARU during the month of September to celebrate the creation of their organization. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via SM4VPZ.

GHANA, 9G. Piotr, SP3UQE is QRV as 9G5SP during the month of September. Activity will be mostly on 20 meters using SSB and RTTY.
QSL to home call.

ZAMBIA, 9J. Peter, 9J2HN is QRV as 9J2JOCV until the end of 2015 to to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. QSL direct via JL1IHE.

BHUTAN, A5. Ryo, JH7EQW is QRV as A52EQW/m until September 5.
Activity is on 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters using SSB. QSL via operator's instructions.

MADEIRA ISLANDS, CT3. Klaus, DK1AX is QRV as CT9/DK1AX from Ponta Delgada, IOTA AF-014, until September 10. Activity is holiday style on the HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home call.

SPAIN, EA. Special event stations EH3VCE, EH4VCE and EH5VCE are QRV until September 13 during this year's bicycle race Vuelta a Espana.
QSL all via EA5HJY.

MARIANA ISLANDS, KH0. Akira, JH0CKF will be QRV as AF1Y/KH0 from Saipan, IOTA OC-086, during the month of September. QSL to home call.

BULGARIA, LZ. Members of the Bulgarian Radio Club Blagovestnik will be QRV with special call LZ129WNLS during September to honor Bulgarian Saints. QSL via bureau.

ALAND ISLANDS, OH0. Stefan, DL3SEM is QRV until September 6. Activity is on the HF bands generally during his morning and afternoon hours. QSL via operator's instructions.

ARUBA, P4. Rick, AI5P will be QRV as P4/AI5P from August 31 to September 8. QSL to home call.

FERNANDO DE NORONHA, PY0F. Leo, PP1CZ is QRV as PY0F/PP1CZ until August 31. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters, and possibly 6 meters, using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL direct to home call.

GREECE, SV. Max, IZ4JMA will be QRV as SV8/IZ4JMA from Elafonisos Island, IOTA EU-113, from September 1 to 11. Activity will be holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes. QSL via operator's instructions.

PALAU, T8. Naoki, JS3LSQ is QRV as T88WJ until September 3. Activity is on the HF bands using mostly RTTY. QSL to home call.

TURKEY, TA. A group of operators are QRV as TC30AZB until September 4 to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar during the Turkish war of Independence. Activity is on the HF bands using all modes. QSL via operators' instructions.

EUROPEAN RUSSIA, UA. Special event station R920RZ is QRV until September 15 to celebrate the 920th anniversary of the city of Ryazan. Activity is on all HF bands and modes. QSL via RY2S.

ASIATIC RUSSIA, UA0. A group of operators will be QRV as RI0F from Moneron Island, IOTA AS-149, in the Sakhalin Region from September 2 to 10. Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using primarily CW.
QSL via UA0LCZ.

ANTARCTICA. Doug, VK0DMV will be QRV as VI0ANZAC from Casey Station in the Australian Antarctic Territory from August 29 and 30 marking the 100th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ANZAC battle at Gallopili, Turkey in Word War I. QSL via eQSL.

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, VP5. Adrian, KO8SCA will be QRV as VP5SCA from September 3 to 8 while on holiday. Activity will be on the HF bands using CW and SSB. He plans to be active as VP5/KO8SCA in the upcoming All Asia SSB DX contest. QSL direct to home call.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO
The North American SSB Sprint Contest, QRP CW Fox Hunt, NCCC RTTY Sprint, NCCC Sprint CW Ladder, Feld Hell Sprint, ALARA Contest, SCC RTTY Championship, YO DX HF Contest, W/VE Islands QSO Party, SARL HF CW Contest and the Kansas QSO Party are all on tap for this weekend. The Phone Fray, UKEICC 80-Meter SSB Contest, and CWops Mini-CWT CW Test are all scheduled for September 2.
Please see August QST, page 81 and the ARRL and WA7BNM contest web sites for details