WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - June 29th, 2012 (BC-DX #1071)

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ALGERIA   Much detailed Swiss report on infrastructure RASD camps near
Tindouf Algeria:


Many images and exact details about building use, etc.
(June 20)

AUSTRALIA   5 new curtain antennas at NEW HCJB Kununurra, WA  SW TX site
I've just located the new HCJB Kununurra SW TX site as a result of new
Bing Maps imagery. Anyway it's here using Google Earth
15 48 45.01 S  128 40 00.95 E

It's 2.5 km South West from their existing site, new building & antennas;
distinctly a new SW TX site. I'll call it: Kununarra 2.

Also check out HCJB'S latest newsletter for more info
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsite June 21)

In the March 2012 edition of Voice and Hands we highlighted the transfer
of one of our transmitters to our new broadcast facility - a milestone
moment in itself. Over the last few months our team have been reassembling
and installing this transmitter in the new transmitter building.

On Thursday night the 19th of April, our antenna engineer Stephen
Sutherland switched on our transmitter at our new broadcast facility and
fed the signal into one of our antennas.

All went well! The antenna tuning was almost perfect (just like your roof
antenna needs to be matched to your TV for best reception, our
transmitters have to be matched to the antenna for a good signal).

Whilst there was cause among our crew for celebration and thanksgiving
there is still much to be done before we can schedule regular
transmissions from the new site.

Tasks include:
++ The 'switcher unit' still has to be automated (this device helps us
select the antenna from which we want to broadcast - a bit like selecting
a TV channel and a very complex part of our broadcast facility)

++ We need to set up an alarm system that alerts our engineers should we
have a problem with our broadcast [unlike some other stations - gh dxld]

++ A 'back up' broadcast system needs to be established so that if, for
some reason, we lose the audio feed from Melbourne we'll have a back up
system in Kununurra that will take over - generally a pre- recorded
program format.

However, the major milestone of a successful first transmission is a proud
and exciting moment for all who have been involved over the years in
bringing it together. Our thanks go out to all of you who have made this
big day possible. Praise be to the Lord who is our provider, our rock,
whom we serve.
(June Voice & Hands, via dxld June 20)

HCJB Kununurra, WA - New SW TX site.

More info of HCJB Kununurra, WA - New SW TX site can be found at the
following links:

Pictures of the antenna's

Pictures of the Melbourne Stuio facilities

Pictures of the new antenna's and explanation (Newsletter Dec 2011)


Pictures and article of the move of transmitter 2 to the new site
(Jan Oosterveen-HOL, SW TXsite June 25)

AZERBAIJAN  (history former USSR)
You will also be pleased to learn that AZERBAIJAN Gäncä - Xänlar site has
now been revealed from new Bing Maps imagery - yay! :-)
73's Ian, SW TX site. (June 20)

Bing Maps also shows former Radio Moscow mediumwave relay site Pirsaat in
Azerbaijan in acceptable image resolution.

Seems to me, rather leave even the coolant pond is dry. About surprising
number of antennas - was probably site for huge press and authority
security services utility.

Location around TX house
40 03 45 N  49 03 14 E  or

but unfortunately Google Earth features this site in very dimmly haziness

Location approx. 40 03 40 N  49 03 25 E
ex520 meters wide metallic earth net in diameter for former 801 kHz MW
big mast.

In my opinion, in the state after the dismantling excavation action: the
mast is gone, and the earth-web has been excavated. In addition, the MW
feeder runs for the southern antenna exactly through the center of this

Pirsaat Pirsagat AZR1 program 801 kHz 150 kW.
nice usual ARRT standard 260 m tall height MW mast in southeasterly corner
at  40 03 09 N  49 03 37 E

Replacement 801 kHz installation of the scrapped and excavated metallic
earth net.

1296 kHz - 500 kW exUSSR Foreign Service, mediumwave SV2+2 sidefire
4masts in northeastern corner, in direction 210 degrees to western Iran at
Ardabil, Tabriz, Kordestan, Kirkuk, Baghdad, Jeddah-AFS.
40 04 08 N  49 03 23 E

1296 kHz Radio Moscow Foreign Service / Azeri SSR Baku regional ext sce.
Formerly til mid 90ties:
Azeri Arabic Persian Turkish, at 0430-0515 and 12-18 GMT.
Arabic 17-18, Azeri 14-15, Persian 0430-0515 12-14, Turkish 15-17 GMT.

MW 1476 kHz 150 kW AZR2 program. The lower small antenna in the
northwestern corner. Location approx 40 04 01 N  49 02 49 E

Few easy ShortWave dipols at
40 04 06 N  49 02 57 E

40 04 02 N  49 03 00 E

40 03 57 N  49 03 02 E

If one day even Google Earth displays with a fine image resolution of
Pirsaat tx site, the coordinates can then be accurately assigned.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25)

BHUTAN/CHINA   Het on 6035 - PBS Yunnan and BBS/Bhutan?

UNIDENTIFIED. 6035. This year I have just been hearing PBS Yunnan here
with no trace of BBS/Bhutan. June 25 at 1154 for the first time heard a
definite het. This would seem to correspond to reports from others that
BBS is off frequency. This would tend to indicate that the BBS signal has
suddenly improved to the point where I am hearing their het against PBS
Yunnan. A good sign! With my Eton E1 was unable to tell what the two
frequencies were.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld June 25)

Yes, BBS is strong and clear today at 1330 UT overriding {co-channel}
Yunan China. At 1435 UT BBS measured on 6034.740 kHz no het as Yunan has
gone off. if BBC 6195 is considered 6195.000 kHz! 1500 UT BBS has English
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer June 25)

Het on 6035 - PBS Yunnan and BBS/Bhutan?
Hello dear Victor, Bhutan is on 6034.744 kHz at 1514 UT June 25th.
vy73 de wolfy df5sx

BOLIVIA   5952.42  Radio Pio XI, Siglo Veinte. At 2358 UT on June 18,
2012. Female ID 2359 UT, long discussion, ID 0017 UT, nondescript Spanish
vocals, another ID 0041 UT, flutes and rustic music till 0054 UT and yet
another ID. Clear and good.

6154.92  Radio Fides, La Paz. At 0019 UT on June 19, 2012. Spanish male
announcer, nondescript Spanish vocal from 0022 UT. Again on June 21 from
0038 UT with announcer, fill music, ID. Clear and fair-good. I'm amused at
those who have been following this for weeks not knowing who it is or
getting an ID a station that's been here forever.
(Terry Krueger Clearwater-FL-USA, dxld June 23)

Re: 5952.42  Radio Pio XI, Siglo Veinte.
Now on air, fair S=6-7 signal here in Europe on 5952.438 kHz male locutor
at 23.45:50 UT June 25. Female at 23.46:40 UT.

Re 6154.92  Radio Fides, La Paz. weak signal just on threshold level, here
in Europe. String visible in Perseus on 6154.932 kHz at 23.51 UT June 25.

5954.276  COSTA RICA  (CLANDESTINE)  Radio Republica, Guapiles or Cariari.
nothing on air at 23.47 UT on June 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25)

CANADA   RCI's Sackville transmitters will be sold.

After decades of service, the transmission towers outside of Sackville,
N.B are no longer broadcasting Radio Canada International to the world.

Martin Marcotte, director of CBC Transmission, said he's now looking to
sell the New Brunswick towers and land.

He said he's focussing on selling the site to other shortwave broadcasters
or wind farm companies.

"It will be fairly costly to dismantle and as a last resort we would
dismantle the facility, return it to bare land as it was when we first
acquired that site," said Marcotte.

More at:
(CBC News June 26)

CANADA   A glimpse of RCI Sackville transmitter site.

Thomas Witherspoon's SWLing post blog, short account and some photos from
an extensive tour of Sackville he made last Friday, fuller post to come.


(via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK June 22)

CANADA   Radio Canada International: Budget cuts take their toll.

These are tough times in journalism, even for our neighbors to the North.

In April, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced it was
dramatically cutting the budget of its international broadcasting service,
Radio Canada International, and would stop RCI's shortwave service on June
24, according to reports in the Montreal Gazette. Dozens of RCI employees
received pink slips, and RCI programs will now only be available via
Internet broadcast.

The move sparked demonstrations in front of the Radio-Canada-CBC building
in Montreal last week, and some Canadian Twitter users have been writing
that they are "speechlessly dismayed," and calling the move "inexcusable."

Some of the most moving sentiment came from Marc Montgomery, host of the
English-language program the Link, during his final broadcast on Friday:

(Video here
video/2012/06/26/gJQAXLAa4V_blog.html>  )

Through sobs, Montgomery thanked users for listening for the 67 years the
service has been on the air.

"Goodbye to you, my radio friends, with whom we've shared so many stories.
It's a privilege I've been thankful for every single day."

He also touched on an interesting point: Many authoritarian regimes,
including China, block certain Internet sites, but shortwave service
continues to penetrate. Montgomery said shortwave listening continues to
be important for people who don't have Internet access.

"China, North Korea and Cuba remain convinced of the strategic value of
shortwave," Montgomery said.

Overall, shortwave radio bands have become less popular worldwide, and
major broadcasters have been dropping their shortwave services over the
past few years.

According to the Montreal Gazette report, "The CBC has said it decided to
transform RCI 'consistent with currently shifting media consumption
behaviours, as well as strategies adopted by other public broadcasters.'
The BBC, Voice of America, Deutsche Welle and RFI have reduced their
shortwave services in some markets, the CBC points out."

(The_Washington_Post, By Olga_Khazan, via Mike Terry-UK dxld June 26)

CANADA   {JAPAN}  6110  June 26 at 0524 UT, NHK World R. Japan still on
via Sackville, with folk tale about a child-rearing ghost. Also noticed
the only other English relay still on the 6120 kHz air around 1215 UT as
it struggled against ever-increasing day-path absorption.

{KOREA}  9560  June 26 at *0159 UT, RCI IS and IDs in French and English a
few times, 0200 UT KBS World Radio opening in Spanish. Altho the station
name must always be in English, this time it was pronounced with a Spanish

Re missing English at 0230-0300 on 9560: I confess to not having tried to
hear this for a long time until searching out Sackville relays. I think it
was canceled long ago, not in WRTH update, nor HFCC A-12, nor own
There is still an hour of English at 0200-0300 UT on 9580 kHz direct to
SoAmerica, which is useless in NoAmerica with CRI Chinese via Cuba (and
I'd think back radiation would also mess it up in S America).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 26)

Re: Sackville Relays.
NHK back on 5960 kHz at 0200 UT in Japanese. KBS Seoul WR still on
9560 kHz in Spanish at the same time.

Voice of Vietnam still on 6175 kHz in English at 0100 UT this Tuesday June
26 (as Gilles Letourneau pointed out).
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, dxld June 26)

CRI via Sackville missing on 6190 kHz at 0500 June 25.

NHK Radio Japan Sackville relay on 6110 kHz powered up about 0500:40 UT,
audio about 15 seconds later. Missed opening announcements, but up in time
for the news. Same power up time I think Glenn mentioned the other day,
perhaps wrong time entered in automation instead of 0459:40 UT?

China Radio International not on via Sackville at 2300 UT on 6145 or 11840
kHz and at 0100 UT not on 9790 kHz. Vietnam is on 6175 kHz at 0100 UT. At
0200 UT Japan is not on 5960 kHz in Japanese all I'm hearing is probably
Kuwait in Arabic. SoKorea is on 9560 kHz in Spanish. At 0250 UT Vatican is
on. Japan is now on 5960 kHz at 0250 UT.
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld June 25/26)

CANADA   RCI Sackville Update.
Just now I called the RCI relay in Sackville, New Brunswick. And got some
very very depressing news. All the clients to the station KBS, VOV and
others are being contacted to look for a new relay. I called to see if
there was a chance to get some time once a week for PCJ. He said if it was
up to him he would. But that the CBC has all intentions to tear down the
station and not keep it going. He said the CBC wants to shut it down as
soon as possible, but they can keep operating until October 31st if some
of the stations that use it need time to find new relays. But he said the
CBC is putting lots of pressure on them to get rid of anyone using the
(Keith Perron-TWN, dxld June 27)

I'm sure TDF has already contacted the Sackville clients in regard to the
availability of Montsinery for B-12 and beyond.

Have to wonder if any of the private American SW operations (WWCR, WWRB,
WTWW, WBCQ, WRMI) would be a possibility?  Somehow I doubt it, but
interesting thought.

Curious as to what will happen to the nine transmitters.  The three Harris
units from the mid-80's will probably be stripped for parts, but the newer
ABB units (mid to late 90's) should have quite a bit of life remaining in
them.  Not any older than the Telefunken units RNW moved from Sweden to
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld June 28)

CANADA   9625  CBC Northern Quebec still on air.
Interesting news to have the Sackville transmitter site for sell ... but I
wonder who would want to buy this equipment ... the fact that they are
also considering seeling for windfarm ... means ... they dont really care
who buys this land ...

Yes, it is a great place for North American broadcasts, but I dont think
anyone will be interested in the Sackville transmitters.

in a different note ...  CBC Northern Quebec coming in well today ...
service is continued for the time beeing ... 9625 kHz in English at 1400
UT June 27th 2012.
(Gilles Letourneau-CAN, dxld June 27)

COLOMBIA   5910  QSL Radio Alcaravan, full data card and assorted stickers
in 280 days for Spanish airmail report with 2 IRCs and follow-up in
Spanish via registered airmail with US $5.00. QSL received 37 days after
follow-up. V/s. Rafael Rodriguez R., QSL Manager. Rafael did send me a
very nice and polite email when he got the follow-up, stating that he
never received the original.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, hcdx June 26)

CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC  [Kinshasa]   5066.339  R. Tele Candip, Bunia,
1740-1755 UT, today June 28 on tiny S=5 signal.

In this time frame 1745-1845 UT should hear that program sometime...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 28)

FRANCE/GERMANY   HH Lokalradio, MV Baltic Radio and Radio Gloria this
weekend.  {HH = means Hansestadt Hamburg}
Saturday, 30th of June

0500 to 1000 UTC, Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265 KHz

0500 UTC Radio Tropical in Spanisch - Portugiesisch
         Radio Tropical, Spanish - Portuguese
0600 UTC Literatursendung in Englisch
         Literature program in English
0630 UTC World OF Radio - DX-Sendung von Glenn Hauser - USA
         World OF Radio - DX-program by  Glenn Hauser - USA
0700 UTC Radio Nostalgie
0800 UTC Schwarz auf weiss - Literatursendung
         Black and White   - Literature program
0900 UTC Wissenschafts-Forum
         Science Forum
1000 UTC Literatur  - Features
         Literature - Features

Sunday, 1st of July

0900 to 1000 UTC, MV Baltic Radio on 6140 kHz (100 kW via Issoudun)
{two entries in HFCC registration table, I guess 80degr in use, wb.}
6140 0900 1000 27,28 ISS  100 50deg 0 216 1=Sun F   MBR
6140 0900 1000 27,28 ISS  100 80deg 0 216 1=Sun F   MBR

0900 UTC Music and Information from North- East- Germany
0930 UTC Music special "Eine kleine Beatmusik - 50 years Rolling Stones
1000 UTC Closedown on 6140 kHz

Relay on 7265 KHz
1000 to 1200 UTC, Radio Gloria International
Repeat broadcast from last weekend.

Important Information:
MV Baltic Radio stops temporarily for technical reasons
the transmissions on 9480 KHz

Good Listening 73s Tom
(Tom Taylor, June 28)

GERMANY   Neu: Funkhaus Euskirchen auf Mittelwelle 1593 kHz.
"Wir werden ab Mitte August mit ersten Versuchssendungen auf der neuen
Frequenz beginnen koennen", freut sich Christian Milling mit seinem Team.
Bei diesen Tests kommt eine horizontale Steilstrahlantenne zum Einsatz,
"gesendet werden soll dann mit 5 bis 10 kW Traegerleistung", verraet

Weiterlesen unter <>
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT OE2CRM, A-DX June 26)

Neu: Funkhaus Euskirchen auf Mittelwelle 1593 kHz.

"Wir werden ab Mitte August mit ersten Versuchssendungen auf der neuen
Frequenz beginnen koennen", freut sich Christian Milling  mit seinem Team.
Bei diesen Tests kommt eine horizontale Steilstrahlantenne zum Einsatz,
"gesendet werden soll dann mit 5 bis 10 kW Traegerleistung", verraet

Ja, die Tests auf 702 kHz {from Kall} waren aufschlussreich, was die
Bodenwellenausbreitung angeht. Es ist ein immenser Aufwand einen
vertikalen Monopolstrahler (gerade wegen des Erdbodennetzes) zu bauen. Wir
hoffen bei den neuen Tests, dass bei Dunkelheit sich ein ordentlicher
Verbreitungsradius einstellt (gerade im Winterhalbjahr), um so eine
Alternative zu 49mb und 75mb zu finden, gerade in Bezug auf die Skipzone.

Was programmlich so alles laufen wird - ueberraschen lassen :)
(Christian Milling-D Funkhaus Euskirchen, A-DX June 27
siehe auch  <>

INDIA   Old habits die hard at Kolkata A.
AIR Kolkata note with better signals on 4820 kHz. Latest monitoring shows
they are slightly higher that 4820 around 4820.86 kHz creating a hetrodyne
whistle with Chinese station in the evenings.

The evening transmission now ends at around 1841 UT ie 0011 IST. Earlier
they used to sign off at 1744 UT. Clear reception noted at 1800 to 1841 UT
when there is other station on frequency to interfere.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia June 21)

I 'see' only a signal string on browser on 4819.992...989 kHz. (wb.)

GREECE   666  According to information received from the "Voice of
Greece", the program is now published in Russian on the following

0545-0600 - Saturdays - 666 kHz (Athens, 100 kW)
0800-0830 - Monday to Friday - 666 kHz (Athens, 100 kW)

Parallel to the Internet (32 kbps)
eflector: 23,366>

"Our Russian Programma is on the air Monday to Friday at 11.00 greek hour
and every Saturday at 08.45 greek hour. With our best regards from" The
Voice of Greece ""
(Alexander Dyadischev-UKR, deneb-radio-dx via MIDXB June 26)

couldnt open lievetream on mms URL, but heard instead on
<>   {wb.}

JAPAN   6165  Took Radio Japan in Russian with 0430 to 0500 at a frequency
of 6165 kHz (Sitkunay, Lithuania 100 kW). SINPO 44444. The program talked
about the expansion of radio broadcasting services in Japan.

Took Radio Japan in Russian with 0530 to 0600 at the frequency 11760 kHz
(Yamata, 300 kW) broadcasts to the Far East. Reception - SINPO 25442.
Especially listen to re-transfer. With some difficulty, but to parse what
was going on, you can.

Interesting reports from different parts of Japan:
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx via MIDXB June 26)

JORDAN   Jordan Radio Al Karanah LW/MW/SW TX site.
New Bings Maps medium-high resolution imagery of Al Karanah SW site.

Combined Al Karanah site, contains

LW Marconi 209/207 kHz 600 kW 2mast on far northern area up corner,
screened towards Kiev-UKR and Aholming-D at 335 degrees,
main lobe 65deg to Baghdad and Tehran, 245deg at Cairo.
JOR  LW station 209/207 kHz 600kW, screened towards 335degr,
31 45 43.00 N  36 28 51.19 E

MW 1494 kHz up to 1500 kW, 4masts, 310m row length,
main lobe Syria / Sudan at 10 / 190degr,
like Orfordness Marconi MW 4-mast sets design.
31 45 03.28 N  36 27 46.09 E

SW 3 x 500 kW tx,

7 curtain antennas, 8 masts
245deg SoAM WeAF Sahel zone
287deg NoAF
300 / slewed 313deg NoAM + WeEUR
31 44 29.74 N  36 27 36.60 E

and 4 SW curtains, 5 masts
350deg Ce+Ea EUR
94deg SoEaAS / SoAS
170deg to all Africa
31 44 34.09 N  36 27 48.74 E
(wb, SW TXsite June 20)

KAZAKHSTAN   Qaraturyq SW/MW Site - new BING MAPS image.

Finally we get to see the Qaraturyq -  'Tolkyn' Radio Center. New BING Map
imagery shows that the site actually has three transmission buildings.

Two for SW & one located to the South East of the site, where it feeds
four MW arrays (or are a couple LW?) Unless I have missed anything the SW
centers feeds out to just SW curtain arrays. Good imagery here with
feeders also seen. It's a real shame imagery dates can't be determined
from Bing Maps.
(Ian Baxter-AUS  SW TXsite June 20)

Re: SW Sites yg / Tolqin Kazakhstan.

Almaty (capital *) usage dring USSR era and til about 1994.
 180*  250 KR1
 243  1000 KR2
 549  1000 R Mayak Moscow
 900   500 RM/P&P Peace & Progress foreign sce in Chinese 1600-2200,
           local Kazakh ForeignSce 2330-0130,
           incl. local English 0130-0200 u. 1530-1600
           3rd Program 0200-1230 (usual via Non-Dir antenna?)
           local ForeignSce 1230-1600
1098   150 KR2/Regional
1197*      Radio Ukraine relay
1332?   30 KR1 (listed in WRTH 1995)
1341*   30 VOA/RLiberty
remaining hardware gear at Tolkyn Tolqin RC-radio center #7.

LW - I guess previously also LW site for 243 kHz 500 kW on the location. I
saw only in WRTH 1970-2000 data with 'sober' Alma Ata Almaty item, but
nothing detail given like province small town 95 kilometers northeasterly
of capital Alma Ata.

see also Victor Rutkovsky website
<>  under Alma Ata

43 38 03 N  77 55 41 E  probably former 243 kHz m and earth magnetic
reflection  weave field. Others say 234 kHz at 1000 kW instead ...

formerly Radio Moscow Foreign Service in Chinese MW 900 kHz 500 kW

Tolkyn Tolqin RC-radio center #7, near Qaraturiq Qaraturuk
SV2+2 mediumwave directional antenna Radio Moscow FS Chinese towards 110
degrees easterly. In WRTH 1983-1987 as Chinese language service 333mb /
900 kHz, Radio Moscow 15-22 UT, incl Peace&Progress segments at 15, 17,
19 UT; 30 mins segments each.
43 37 59.05 N  77 56 46.76 E
in G.E. I measure approx. 110 degrees direction
at Kuche, Korla, Geermu, Quinghai, Chengdu, Xinin ALL IN WESTERN cHINA:

Also MW's non-directionals 549 kHz 500/1000 kW,
lower powered 1098 kHz 150 kW, 1341 kHz 30kW.
549 kHz probably 43 38 08.99 N  77 57 42.07 E mast location, and two
diplexed MW at 43 38 29.98 N  77 56 15.24 E

on the north-westerly side
Tolkyn Tolqin RC-radio center #7, near Qaraturiq Qaraturuk
combined 500 kWs at 1000 kW shortwave. SW all together 14curtains on
38dipol masts in total  43 39 05.84 N  77 55 16.52 E

and probably two small SW antennas of 2 x 2 masts each; on the right side
of SW TX center at  43 38 45.32 N  77 55 47.26 E

1341 kHz in the 90ties was always given as 30 kW for VOA / RL in Almaty.
95 km Distance to the capital is already steep, especially for those
opposite side in the southwest suburbs of Almaty, since the signal damped
by the building across the city.
(wb, SW TXsite June 20)

KOREA D.P.R.   3250  Pyongyang BS performing Radio Theatre Play in Korean
language, on EXACT 3250.0 frequency. Most probaly NEW Chinese TX gear in
usage now, latter which was delivered in March 2012, engineer guiding in
June-July 2011 in China. S=7 signal at 1520 UT June 25.

At same time span 1500-1557 UT noted Voice of Korea from Kujang site,
still on odd frequency transmitter gear.
 9325.009 1530 Russian, shrill lady singer chorus.
 9335.002 1530 English
 9989.961 1535 Arabic
11545.018 1536 Arabic
11709.977 1537 English
12015.024 1540 Russian
13760.020 1542 English
15244.975 1550 English.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25)

LITHUANIA   11900  Rhein-Main-Radio-Club EDXC special broadcast via
Sitkunai (100 kW) verified an electronic report in 1 day with a full sized
PDF attachment that provided broadcast schedule but not specific reported
details from Dr. Harald Gabler, RMRC CEO. Two days later, I full data
(name, date, time listened, frequency and site) Word 2003 document reply
from Michael Haun, RMRC Treasurer for my report to their website in
12 days noting in his e-mail that my report was "highly appreciated and
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 25)

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club Postal QSL Card.

I received a "proper" postal reply from Rhein-Main-Radio-Club via Sitkunai
for their special broadcast from Sitkunai, Lithuania after last week's
electronic reply.

The card featured a photo of attendees in a meeting room presumably during
one of the sessions. The card is in German with the date of the broadcast
and time of my reception penned in the appropriate places. The card had
two frequencies (6180 / 11900) with the incorrect frequency crossed out. I
believe this card may have been in response to my report to their website
the day of the transmission but I can not be certain of that. I did not
expect a postal reply after last week?s electronic response.

Victor, there is hope for the proper Lithuanian QSL!
73, Rich D'Angelo
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 26)

MADAGASCAR    22-JUN-2012  Reference Table Freq. Management Org.
22-JUN-2012: add  MGB, Malagasy Global Business S.A. (MDG)
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25)

MYANMAR   Continuing to be on their new frequency of 7200.0 kHz, Myanmar
Radio. Ex: 7200.1 kHz. June 25 at 1146 UT in vernacular.

Thanks to Mauno Ritola (Finland) for his June 22 e-mail: "I tried to
estimate the carrier via Japanese remote Perseii, checking the offset
against WWVH on 10000 kHz and got the same result as you Ron: the new fq
is very close to 7200.00 kHz."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld June 28)

NETHERLANDS   Radio Netherlands English closes June 29 - special QSL card.

For those listeners who enjoy picking up shortwave broadcasts and sending
in a reception report, this is your last chance to dispatch your SINPO to
P.O.Box 222, 1200 JG Hilversum, The Netherlands, or
<letters @>  (subject: 29 June Reception report).

We'll return the favour by sending you a special QSL card commemorating
the closing of RNW's English service!


There's now also a slideshow of RNW staff past and present at:

Additional shortwave frequencies for North America and Europe have now
been announced.

Radio Netherlands English service will be closing down on June 29,
information on their website. There will be a special programme on their
final day and memories are invited. Andy Sennitt has said on Facebook and
Digital Spy that some additional shortwave frequencies are planned and
will be announced shortly.
(Mike Barraclough-UK - Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK, June 27)

DOMINOES FALLING   June 2012 will be remembered as a sad month for the SWL
and DX enthusiast, as it essentially marks the end of 2 of the most
popular international broadcasters that we have enjoyed listening to for
over half a century. Radio Netherlands will air its final English
broadcasts at the end of the month - make sure you tune in on Friday 29
June to one of the following final RNW transmissions:

0200-0357 UTC on 6165 (via Bonaire).

0500-0557 UTC on 6165 & 12015 (via Bonaire - latter beamed to

1000-1157 UTC on 15110 (via Philippines), 15565 & 15300 (via Sri Lanka),
17840 & 21485 (via Madagascar).

1900-2057 UTC on 6065 (via Germany), 7425 (via Madagascar), 11615 (via
and 15495 (via Vatican Radio's Santa Maria di Galeria site in Italy).
(via Bryan Clark-NZL, NZL DX Times June)

NEW ZEALAND   DRM signal on 7440 kHz was on air already when switched on
at 1545 UT June 27.

0759-1158  7440drm
1551-1650  7440drm
both replaced ex7285 kHz, noted on remote Perseus in Brisbane Australia.

Wie immer in letzter Zeit muss man RNZi schon arg regelmaessig mit den
Daten aus der HFCC Registrierung, der eigenen RNZi Webseite, aus der
Aokiliste mit ihren Fehlern, sowie natuerlich im Perseus Network und
GlobalTuners net verfolgen.

Nicht zuletzt auch die oefteren Wechsel zwischen realen und registrierten
AM/DRM Modus Aussendungen muss man regelmaessig verfolgen.

Ich frage mich dabei nur, wie die endgueltigen DRM Abnehmer zur
Wiederausstrahlung im Sued-Pazifik diese hastigen Wechsel so schnell

Hier sind mal wenige Beobachtungen der letzten Tage, laengst auch in den
Umschaltzeiten noch nicht ganz korrekt.

Glenn Hauser hatte mal kuerzlich darauf hingewiesen, dass die DRM Frequenz
7285 kHz im Amateurfunkbereich in NoAM liegt und den Wechsel auf die
Alternative 7440 kHz angeregt.

NEW ZEALAND   Updated A-12 of Radio New Zealand International from June 25
0459-0758 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  All Pacific
0459-0758 11725 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
0459-0650 11675 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM All Pacific
0459-0650 11675 RAN 025 kW 325 deg DRM Timor, NW Pacific
0651-0758  9890 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Tonga
0759-1058  6170 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Tonga
0759-1058  6170 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
0759-1158  7440 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Timor, NW Pacific {not 7285}
0759-1158  7440 RAN 025 kW 325 deg DRM All Pacific       [not 7285}
1059-1259  9655 RAN 100 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1300-1550  6170 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji
1300-1550  6170 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
AM 6170 kHz ended at 1550 UT
????-1550  7440 RAN 050 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji
but then AM mode from 1551 UT.
1551-1650  7440 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji
1551-1650  7440 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1550-1836  6170 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji
1550-1836  6170 RAN 025 kW 325 deg DRM Timor, NW Pacific
1651-1836  9615 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji
1651-1836  9615 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1837-1850 11675 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa
1851-2150 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa
1851-2150 11725 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1851-2150 13730 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa
1851-2150 13730 RAN 025 kW 325 deg DRM Timor, NW Pacific
2151-0458 15720 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa
2151-0458 15720 RAN 050 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
2151-0458 17675 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM All Pacific
2151-0458 17675 RAN 025 kW 325 deg DRM Timor, NW Pacific
(wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25/27/28)

Zum Vergleich aus der HFCC Tabelle mit unkorrekten Daten.
11675 0459 0650 51,56,64S,65S  25 325 N ENG NZL RNZ
11675 0459 0650 61S,62,63W     25 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
11725 0459 0758 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
11725 0459 0758 61S,62,63W     50 35  D ENG NZL RNZ
 9890 0645 0800 61S,62,63W     35 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
 6170 0759 1058 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
 6170 0759 1058 61S,62,63W     50 35  D Eng NZL RNZ
 7440 0759 1158 51,56,64S,65S  25 325 N ENG NZL RNZ
 7440 0759 1158 61S,62,63W     25 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
 9655 1059 1258 51,56,64S,65S 100 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
 6170 1259 1650 61S,62,63W     50 35  D Eng NZL RNZ
 6170 1259 1650 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
 7440 1551 1650 61S,62,63W     50 35  N Eng NZL RNZ
 9615 1651 1836 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
 9615 1651 1836 61S,62,63W     50 35  D ENG NZL RNZ
 9890 1651 2000 61S,62,63W     35 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
11675 1837 1850 61S,62,63W     35 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
11725 1851 2150 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
11725 1851 2150 61S,62,63W     50 35  D ENG NZL RNZ
15720 1851 2150 61S,62,63W     25 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
15720 1851 2150 51,56,64S,65S  25 325 N ENG NZL RNZ
13730 1951 2150 51,56,64S,65S  25 325 N ENG NZL RNZ
13730 1951 2150 61S,62,63W     25 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
15720 2151 0458 61S,62,63W     50 35  D ENG NZL RNZ
15720 2151 0458 51,56,64S,65S  50 325 D ENG NZL RNZ
17675 2151 0458 61S,62,63W     25 35  N ENG NZL RNZ
17675 2151 0458 51,56,64S,65S  25 325 N ENG NZL RNZ
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25-28)

OMAN   Thumrait - Fresh Imagery. Very high resolution BING MAPS imagery of
the Thumrait SW site showing ITU ant list.

curtain antennas
205 AHR(S) 4/2/0.3 at 220degr
17 37 50.35 N  53 56 09.85 E

218 AHR(S) 4/4/1.0 at 315degr
17 37 52.74 N  53 56 00.28 E

all acc HFCC entries.

another 3rd antenna visible at 65 / 245 degr at
17 37 57.76 N  53 56 05.02 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 25)

PORTUGAL   Deutsche Welle to award comprehensive material recycling

Deutsche Welle (DW) has made an official call for proposals for a
comprehensive material utilization project at its relay station in Sines,
Portugal. The broadcasting center boasts more than 500 tons of high-
quality steel (ST 37 and ST 51) that can be reused and recycled.

More at:
(via Alokesh Gupta-IND, dxld June 22)

Sender Sines in Portugal wird verwertet.
Eine Nachricht, die mich ein bisschen traurig macht:


Offenes Verfahren (Verwertung der Kurzwellen-Sendestation Sines).

Durchfuehrung einer Ausschreibung nach EG VOL/A in 2012 fuer die
Verwertung der Kurzwellen-Sendestation Sines in Portugal.

Art der Leistungen:
Verwertung der Kurzwellen-Sendestation Sines (Portugal) ggf. mit
Verschrottung von Einzelteilen innerhalb von acht Monaten ab

Der Bieter soll vor Angebotsabgabe eine Ortsbesichtigung vornehmen.
Leistungsfaehige Unternehmen, die an der Ausschreibung teilnehmen wollen,
werden gebeten, das Leistungsverzeichnis bis zum 20. Juli 2012 bei der
Vergabestelle (Kontaktadresse siehe Nr. 2 im unten stehenden pdf)
abzufordern. Abgabetermin fuer die Angebote ist der 01. August 2012.
Weitere Informationen und Bedingungen entnehmen Sie bitte den
anzufordernden Unterlagen und dem Supplement zum Amtsblatt der
Europaeischen Gemeinschaft. Die Veroeffentlichung erfolgte am 18. Juni

(Douglas Kaehler-D, A-DX June 22)

SOLOMON ISLS   5019.87  SIBC Honiara with BBC's "The World Today" fair at
0128 UT 22 June. At 0629:15 UT broke away with English ident "This is the
National Service of the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Radio
Hapi Isles", then programme summary. Transmitter was absent some days
previously, eg when checked at 0803 UT on 20 June.
(Bryan Clark-NZ dxld June 25)

UNIDENTIFIED shortwave radio station  6070.85 kHz.

6070.85 yl weak, above Canada at 1100 to 1125 UT, steady signal - One
report "Radio 6150 this frequency now"
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer June 28)

Re Unid 6070.85 kHz Germany ?
Bob, Radio 6150 from Ingolstadt Rohrbach at 1220 UT June 28th on exact
6070.002 kHz,  n o t  850 Hertz away...
(73 wb, DXplorer June 28)

U.K./ASCENSION ISL   British Antarctic Survey broadcast on 5950, 7360 &
9850 kHz. 5950 kHz loud and clear S=9+60dB, 7360 kHz S=9+50dB, 9850 kHz
S=9-40dB here in NW England
(Tony Molloy-UKm dxld June 21)

British Antarctic Survey Special Broadcast.
The programme was up on the BBC Website this afternoon.

Very strong on here on all three frequencies with greetings from relatives
to BAS staff on Antarctica.

73s Dave Kenny (from Caversham-UK, BrDXC-UK June 21)

And so it goes. Skelton carriers on 5950 and 9850 came on at 2127 UT,
programme started at 2130 UT, by when Ascension on 7360 was on as well,
literally out of the blue with dry "This is the BBC World Service...", in
rather inappropriate crash-start manner not proceded by any interval
signal (of which a decade ago the BBC requested a full ten minutes for
this broadcast) or other audio. Opening included a welcome to
interceptors, too.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld June 21)

Audible in New Zealand at 2130 UT on 21 June with introduction by host
Martin Redfern speaking of a guaranteed audience of 44 who are wintering-
over at Antarctic Bases.

Reception as follows:
9850 Skelton - good reception with a little QRM from Chinese on 9845 kHz.

7360 Ascension - fair signal with some splatter from 7355 kHz Chinese
     which seems to be // to that on 9845 kHz.

5950 Skelton - good and clear reception!
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld June 21)

U.K.   Bush House Nights, By Emma_Crowe.
A fascinating feature about working at Bush House ( 8:07 minutes).

The BBC World Service celebrated its 80th anniversary earlier this year.
For over 70 years, it has been broadcasting programmes from the historic
Bush House in London. Soon, this will no longer be the case. From mid-
July, the World Service will be based at new BBC premises in London. For
many employees, Bush House is a unique building, full of history and
charm. It's also a building that never sleeps. Work goes on here 24 hours
a day. So . what exactly is it like inside Bush House in the middle of the

(via Mike Terry-UK, dxld June 27)

USA   WWVB - THE CGC_COMMUNICATOR, June 12, by Robert F._Gonsett_W6VR,


Probably the most popular radio station in the United States is WWVB on 60
kHz. Almost all atomic clocks and self- setting wristwatches are tuned to
that station to obtain the correct time of day.

On paper at least, WWVB could improve its signal penetration by 14 dB if
it added phase modulation (PM) to its existing amplitude modulated (AM)
carrier. Because AM would be maintained when PM is added, almost all
existing clocks and wristwatches should continue to work well. However,
new receivers designed to decode the PM signal should work much better -
as if WWVB had increased its power by 14 dB.

WWVB has already conducted about five experiments where PM has been added
for brief periods of time. The first PM injection was in about March of
this year. The latest PM injection began at 11AM PDST on Thursday, June 7,
2012 and concluded 24 hours later. The next experiment is planned to start
on June 14 and will run for 15 consecutive days, ending June 29 prior to
the June 30 Leap Second addition. Field data will be gathered on the east
coast to better determine how much of the calculated 14 dB improvement is
realized in practice.

Again, almost all existing WWVB receivers should operate properly
regardless of whether PM is turned on or off. However, certain old
fashioned time and frequency receivers using phase- locked-loops (PLLs)
will be confused by the PM signal and will not operate properly, notably
old PLL-equipped Spectracom and Tracor receivers. Fortunately, WWVB plans
to shut off PM for one hour on each of the work week days during the 14
day test window in order to allow those old receivers to resync.

Assuming the 14 day test is successful, WWVB plans to permanently add PM
in August or September. So, if you happen to have one of the old fashioned
affected receivers, you should have plenty of time to replace or upgrade
it, or switch to a GPS reference standard.

Questions or comments should be directed to WWVB broadcast manager John
Lowe at 303-497-5453 303-497-5453 , or by writing to john.lowe (at) Watch the following Website for updated information:

(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-Uk June 12)

VATICAN STATE   On Jun 13, Vatican Radio Italian newscast hosted a
conversation with Fr. Lombardi talking about the future of Santa Maria di
Galeria as a telecommunications centre for the Holy See. The interviewer
reported all medium wave broadcasts and "most of SW transmissions to
Europe and all to America" will be discontinued as from Jul 01. According
to my observations 1530 and 1611 kHz (mainly operating in DRM) will be
discontinued and MW antennas at Santa Maria dismantled.

SW transmitters (some of them saved by Vatican R engineers from the
dismantling of Prato Smeraldo, RAI former SW Centre) should operate at 50%
of their capacity for 3 to 5 years. Exchanges with RCI and RNW will be
suspended by the end of June, but Dutch Media Freedom programming is said
to be continued at least until October. BBG, VOR, R Veritas, R Charite
relayed broadcasts should remain unhurted by the new situation as they
provide valuable exchanges to Vatican Ro programmes to China, South Asia.
Operations at Madagascar former RNW centre are also said to continue to
serve Eastern Africa.

On the other hand local MW transmitters on 585 and 1260 kHz will remain on
air. It's still unclear, if they are going to change programming on these
frequencies. Until now 585 relays local programme to Rome area in Italian
(also on 105 MHz FM) and 1260 kHz overseas broadcasts in foreign
(Luigi Cobisi-ITA, dswci DXW June 27)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio does not go with the SW and NE from 01/07.
The new schedule announced in the Russian service broadcasts.
1232-1258 13685 17865 1260
1610-1640 9585 11715 15185 1260
2000-2030 9775 11850 1260
0230-0300 1260
It will be broadcast and satellite.
(Vladimir Pivovarov-UKR, deneb-radio-dx via MIDXB June 26)

The site has information from them about it, here's the link:
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx via MIDXB June 26)

From July 1 - NEW FREQUENCY Broadcasting Service of Russian Radio VATICAN.

Vatican Radio begins a new phase in its history, the spread of entrusting
the message of the Gospel and the Church of the new technologies of
communication. Broadcast on forty languages, which you can listen via
satellite or via the Internet are relayed by thousands of local and
regional radio stations in 80 countries on five continents. They can also
listen in live or recorded anywhere in the world where you can connect to
the World Wide Web.

Beginning with the first of July of the transmitter stops broadcasting
center "Santa Maria di Galeria" on medium wave and short wave - in many
parts of Europe and America. Russian Service broadcast Vatican Radio is
stored as a medium and short wave service.

Due to recent changes to the first of July, our programs will be listening
on the following schedule:

In the 16 hours 32 minutes Moscow time - at short wavelengths 22 and 16
meters, corresponding to the frequencies 13685 kHz and 17865, and local
Vatican City / Rome 1260 kHz medium wave.

The transfer is repeated in 20 hours 10 minutes Moscow time - at short
wavelengths 31, 25 and 19 m, corresponding to frequencies of 9585, 11715
and 15185 kHz, and local Vatican City / Rome 1260 kHz medium wave.

In the 00 hours 00 minutes Moscow time - at short wavelengths 31 and 25
meters, corresponding to the frequencies 9775 and 11850 kHz, and local
Vatican City / Rome 1260 kHz medium wave.

At 6:00 the next day 30 minutes Moscow time - only on local Vatican City /
Rome 1260 kHz medium wave.

Hear us also via satellite: Our programs are broadcast by satellite HOT

Eutelsat: orbital position 13 degrees East, frequency - 12380 MHz,
vertical polarization, the channel - RV and Telepace

Intelsat 907: 332.5 degrees east longitude. Frequency - 4161.705 MHz (on
channel AOR1 - 6 hours 30 minutes Moscow time on the channel AOR2 - 16
hours 32 minutes)

Intelsat 904: 60 degrees East, frequency of 4103,350 MHz (channel IOR1 -
all programs except the repetition in 20 hours 10 minutes Moscow time).

Holy Mass in Russian will be transferred to the second and fourth Sunday
of each month at short wavelengths 25, 19 and 16 meters, corresponding to
frequencies of 11740, 15595 and 17590 kHz, and for Rome and its environs -
for ultra-wave 93.3 MHz.

With reference to the Russian service of Vatican Radio is required.

RV in Italian


AWR Contest, im Juli laeuft bei Adventist World Radio wieder mal der DX-
Kontest. Es gilt, AWR ueber all die verschiedenen Sender zu hoeren, inkl.
WWCR usw. Die Details habe ich gerade mit einer AWR-SriLanka-QSL aus
Indianapolis bekommen, und stehen auch z.B. auf


Zur Erinnerung: Das AWR-Relais Sri Lanka war nur als Test gedacht und
laeuft wohl Ende Juni aus. Wer die Sonder-QSL moechte und noch nicht hat,
sollte sich also beeilen und den RR nach Indianapolis schicken. Sri Lanka
ist dann also nix fuer den Kontest.

0000-0100 11955
1100-1200 15540
1200-1300 15490
1300-1400 17635
1400-1500 12105
1500-1530 15715
1530-1600  7410
1600-1630 11835
1630-1700 11740
2100-2200 11750
2200-2230  9455 9545
2230-2400  9730

Adventist World Radio
Box 29235
Indiana 46229, USA
(Eike Bierwirth-D, A-DX June 26)


Aus SatelliFax.
Internationaler Funke der Branche springt auf der Ham Radio erneut ueber.

Jungunternehmer aus Russland, Besucher aus Australien, Amateurfunk-
Verbaende aus Israel und den USA - Amateurfunk ist ein Voelker
verbindendes Hobby mit hoher technischer Fachkompetenz. Dies hat die 37.
Auflage der Ham Radio erneut bewiesen. An drei Tagen kamen 14800 Besucher
auf das Messegelaende in Friedrichshafen, um aktuelle Produkte bei den 203
Ausstellern zu kaufen und sich beim 63. DARC Bodenseetreffen ueber die
neuesten Entwicklungen im Amateurfunk zu informieren. Auf dem messeeigenen
Wohnmobil-Stellplatz kamen Funkamateur-Freunde aus aller Welt zusammen und
verbanden den Besuch der Messe mit einem Urlaub in der Bodensee-Region.
Viele Aussteller zeigten sich mit dem Geschaeftsverlauf zufrieden.

Messe-Chef Klaus Wellmann zog trotz des leichten Besucherrueckgangs eine
positive Bilanz: "Die Ham Radio hat einen hervorragenden Ruf in der
Branche. Das ist Ansporn fuer uns, gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Amateur-
Radio Club (DARC) als Partner das gute Konzept der internationalen
Amateurfunk-Ausstellung fortzusetzen."

Die Ham Radio bot vom 22. bis 24. Juni einen kompletten Ueberblick zum
Thema Amateurfunk. 203 Aussteller und Verbaende aus 31 Laendern
praesentierten ihre technischen Neuerungen und bewiesen auch mit dem
diesjaehrigen Messemotto "Amateurfunk digital", dass Amateurfunk am Puls
der Zeit ist. In drei Hallen wurden den Besuchern zahlreiche Informations-
und Einkaufsmoeglichkeiten geboten. "Mit einem zehnprozentigen Aussteller-
Plus und dem hohen Grad an Internationalitaet bei Ausstellern wie
Besuchern bestaetigt die Ham Radio ihre Position als Europas fuehrende
Amateurfunk-Ausstellung", betonte Projektleiterin Petra Rathgeber zum
Abschluss des dreitaegigen Messe-Events. Auch Michael Kalter, Hamvention
General Chair aus Dayton/USA, hatte in seiner Eroeffnungsrede in
Friedrichshafen die Ham Radio als die bedeutendste Veranstaltung neben der
Hamvention in den USA hervorgehoben.

Das bestaetigen auch Olga Zubareva und Vasily Vasilev von Expert
Electronics aus Russland, die erstmals in Friedrichshafen waren. "Wir
praesentieren eine neue Technologie, den SunSDR2 Transceiver, und fuer die
Markteinfuehrung ist diese Messe gut geeignet. Die Ham Radio ist weltweit
sehr bekannt und bietet eine gute Moeglichkeit, um neue Kundenkontakte zu
knuepfen und um unser Produkt vorzustellen."

Auch andere Aussteller freuten sich ueber einen guten Geschaeftsverlauf
und die positive Atmosphaere: "Wir erwarten ein gutes Nachmessegeschaeft,
da viele Besucher mit professionellem Hintergrund auf der Messe sind, die
dann unsere Angebote an ihre Kunden weitergeben. Wir kommen schon seit
etwa zehn Jahren auf die Ham Radio. Insgesamt ist die Stimmung sehr gut
und Friedrichshafen ist von allen zehn Messen, die wir im Jahr besuchen,
unser beliebtestes Messeziel", betonte Helmut Riexinger, Produktmanager
WINRADIO Communications, Australien.

Der DARC sieht mit dem 63. Bodenseetreffen mit vielen Beitraegen rund um
den Digitalfunk und der Praesentationsflaeche "Amateurfunk digital" sein
Ziel, noch mehr Funkamateure fuer die modernste Form des Funkens zu
begeistern, als gelungen an. "Wir haben einen wichtigen Grundstein dafuer
gelegt, dass die technische Entwicklung weitergeht", zeigte sich Jens
Hergert, kommissarischer Geschaeftsfuehrer des DARC sehr erfreut mit dem
Verlauf der Ham Radio.

Mit der Ham Rallye sei das Interesse bei Kindern und Jugendlichen geweckt
worden und ausgehend von der Lehrerfortbildung erwarte der DARC positive
Impulse fuer die technische Bildung des Nachwuchses. 93 Kinder und
Jugendliche hatten diesmal Peilung mit dem Hobby Amateurfunk aufgenommen.
"Durch die Pruefungsvorbereitungen in Baden-Wuerttemberg waren es in
diesem Jahr mit 94 Teilnehmern an der Lehrerfortbildung etwas weniger als
in den Jahren zuvor. Wir sind zufrieden mit dem ersten internationalen
Jugendtreffen mit 30 Jugendlichen, unter anderem aus Finnland, Italien und
den Niederlanden", sagte Axel Voigt, zustaendig fuer die
Oeffentlichkeitsarbeit im DARC.

Damit auch im kommenden Jahr der Funke wieder ueberspringen kann, sollten
sich Besucher den 28. bis 30. Juni 2013 vormerken, dann wird die Ham Radio
zum 38. Mal in Friedrichshafen stattfinden.
<>  (June 26)

- - -

14 800 Besucher kamen zur 37. HAM RADIO nach Friedrichshafen.

14 800 Besucher, zehn Prozent mehr Aussteller und 100 % Zufriedenheit - so
lautet das Fazit der 37. Ausgabe von Europas groesster Amateurfunkmesse
HAM RADIO, juengst stattgefunden vom 22. bis 24. Juni.

Die Messeleitung verzeichnete damit etwas weniger Besucher - im Vorjahr
waren es 16 300 und in 2010 kamen 16 800 auf das Messegelaende am
Bodensee. An drei Tagen praesentierten sich 203 Aussteller aus 31
Laendern, im Vorjahr waren es 184. Viele davon zeigten sich mit dem
Geschaeftsverlauf zufrieden.

Messe-Chef Klaus Wellmann zog trotz des leichten Besucherrueckgangs eine
positive Bilanz:

"Die HAM RADIO hat einen hervorragenden Ruf in der Branche. Das ist
Ansporn fuer uns, gemeinsam mit dem DARC als Partner das gute Konzept der
internationalen Amateurfunk-Ausstellung fortzusetzen."

Der DARC sieht mit dem 63. Bodenseetreffen mit vielen Beitraegen rund um
den Digitalfunk und der Praesentationsflaeche "Amateurfunk digital" sein
Ziel, noch mehr Funkamateure fuer die modernste Form des Funkens zu
begeistern, als gelungen an. "Wir haben einen wichtigen Grundstein dafuer
gelegt, dass die technische Entwicklung weitergeht", zeigte sich Jens
Hergert, kommissarischer Geschaeftsfuehrer des DARC sehr erfreut mit dem

Wir sind zufrieden mit dem ersten internationalen Jugendtreffen mit 30
Jugendlichen, unter anderem aus Finnland, Italien und den Niederlanden",
sagte Axel Voigt, DO1ELL, zustaendig fuer die Oeffentlichkeitsarbeit im

Den Termin der 38. HAM RADIO kann man sich bereits heute vormerken: 28.
bis 30. Juni 2013.

Viele Ehrungen auf der HAM RADIO.

Alljaehrlich bietet die HAM RADIO die richtige Plattform zur Uebergabe
vieler Ehrungen und Auszeichnungen. Den Anfang machte DARC-
Gruendungsmitglied Kurt Schips, DL1DA. Er wurde fuer 70 Jahre
Mitgliedschaft ausgezeichnet.

Mike Kalter, W8CI, vom Organisationsteam der amerikanischen
Amateurfunkmesse Hamvention in Dayton/Ohio ueberreichte dem DARC-
Vorsitzenden Steffen Schoeppe, DL7ATE, die Auszeichnung "Club des Jahres
2012" nunmehr persoenlich.

Den Horkheimerpreis 2012 erhielt Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Hoeding, DL6MHW,
fuer sein Engagement in der Entwicklung des DARC-Contest-Logbuchs (DCL).

Guenter Zellmer, DL7ZG, wurde die Ehrenmitgliedschaft des DARC e.V.
verliehen. DL7ZG betreut seit 32 Jahren die "Toenende CQ DL", eine
Audiofassung von jeweils aktuellen Inhalten aus dem Amateurfunkmagazin CQ
DL. Pro Monat verschickt er etwa 450 Kopien an sehbehinderte DARC-
(DARC Rundspruch June 28)


HF7070 set.

Did you see this unit before, follower of AOR 7030 ?
Only 10 single unit sets produced so far yet. No market for such unit with
roofing Quartz filter in SDR era now.




You can access this file at the URL:
(Jan Oosterveen-HOL, SW TXsite June 25)


Neuerscheinung: Kurzwellenempfang heute, by Nils Schiffhauer DK8OK.

- danke fuer die Blumen, Christoph! Und auch fuer den zarten Hinweis auf
Amazon sowie den auf Vereine und Redaktionen ...

Und wie schoen, dass sich das alles zur Interradio wiederholen koennte!
Schoene Woche: Nils

Urspruengliche Nachricht:
Rechtzeitig zur Ham-Radio und auch zum Sommerurlaub gibt es eine auf
Papier gedruckte Neuerscheinung am Buchmarkt:

Nils Schiffhauer Kurzwellenempfang heute.
Die neuen Perspektiven der SDRs.
Inklusive DVD mit Multimedia-Workshop!

Inzwischen ist das Buch bei Amazon bestellbar, sollte also auch dort bald
ausgeliefert werden. Wer der A-DX Liste eine Freude machen moechte darf
hier bestellen: <>

Und als kleine Sammlung was in dem Fachbuch zu finden ist, hier das
Inhaltsverzeichnis, welches schon klar erkennen laesst, dass hier nicht
auf der Hoehe zweier beruechtigter vth Autoren gearbeitet wurde. Fuer mich
ist es ein "Fachbuch" im wortwoertlichen Sinne, das ich immer wieder gerne
zur Hand nehme und jedesmal neue Ansaetze fuer unser Hobby finde. Und das
sage ich nicht weil ich das Cover des Buches gestalten durfte, sondern
weil das Buch an viele Schiffhauer Buecher anschliesst die ich seit den
ersten Hobbytagen verschlungen habe. Da sieht man dem Autor auch seine
Bemerkungen zu Hobbyvereinen und Zeitschriftenredaktionen nach.

Willkommen in der faszinierenden SDR-Welt!  7
Software-defined Radios: Die Evolution einer Revolution 10
Saurier-Konzepte: Warum nur immer so konservativ? 18
Integration: Grossartiges Zusammenspiel 23
Aufnahme - Hochfrequenz und Audio 23
Multimedia 28
Datendecoder 30
Ferngesteuert Fernhoeren 33
Analog und digital: Ein wenig Technik 36
Fuer jeden Zweck den richtigen Receiver - eine Auswahl. 45
Pappradio: So klein kann grosses Radio sein. 46
Klarer Empfang mit dem DRB-30 49
Hoch hinaus: FUNCube Dongle 50
Perseus - die Kurzwellen-Revolution 53
ExcaliburPRO: nimmt 4 MHz HF auf! 61
Auch mit GPS: SDR-IP von RFSpace 68
MEDAV LR2/LAN-SDR: SDR-Profis werden preiswerter. 72
Professionell: Der R3240 von IZT 76
Aus Dessau: RDR54 mit dem Bauhaus-Touch. 82
Winradio Excelsior: Der Super-Scanner von 9 kHz bis 3,5 GHz 88
EB500 von Rohde & Schwarz: Der Ueber-SDR. 98
Bonito: RadioJet 1102S 102
Vergleichstests - schwieriger und einfacher zugleich. 104
Antennen: Die Wellenfaenger 106
Grafische Darstellung: Die grosse Uebersicht. 113
Spektrum und Sonagramm sind das A und O. 115
Marker zeichnen Pegel auf 120
Netzbrumm: Der schlechte Ton jedes Senders. 130
Bedienung: Sehen und klicken 134
Abstimmung 135
Modulationsarten 139
AGC 155
Interferenzen 157
Stoeraustaster, Rauschfilter 163
Aufnehmen, Wiedergeben 163
Frequenzlisten 169
Decoder: Datenempfang 175
Simon Brown zeigt die Zukunft 176
Hoka: Abgespeckte Profi-Technik 178
Sigmira: Perfekt, aber kaprizioes 179
Krypto500: Neuer Stern am Decoder-Himmel. 180
CW-Skimmer: Spezialist fuer Telegrafie 181
Auch der Mac darf mitspielen 182
VSC und VAC: Auf gute Verbindung! 182
Strategien des Empfangs: Schluessel zum Erfolg. 184
Fortschritt dank I/Q-Analysis 186
Zum Autor 199
Multimedial: Die DVD! 200
73 Christoph OE2CRM (A-DX June 24)
Best regards,

Michael Bethge

Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg

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