WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - July 13th, 2012 (BC-DX #1073)

22:47 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ANGOLA   4950  right now? Hearing Afropop-ish mx on 4950 kHz at 0005 UT
followed by announcement that I could not fully copy. Woman at 0010 UT,
sounds Portuguese. Het at 0013 UT. Has Angola done some transmitter repair
work? Whomever it is, they are putting out a decent signal into northern
New Hampshire.
(Scott Barbour-NH-USA, DXplorer July 09)

It does sound Portuguese, though mx I've been hearing sounds more Latin
tjhan Afro pops. Uses a snippet of an instl. version of "Hey Jude" as a
pgm theme, promo or the like ... noted this at 0055 and 0132 UT July 9.
Surely can't rule out Angola with a much better modulated xmtr. But from
pgming, it has more Brazilian hints to my ear, but that's just a casual
impression so don't go to the bank with it.

[later]  And I was wrong ... though the mx still seemed with a Brazilian
flair. At 0200 UT July 10, 4 pips and into news, called Jornal something
or other. At brief break in news, 0203 UT man with definite "Radio
Nacional de Angola." Then back into nx with item datelined Huambo,
something to do with smoking. A LONG LONG time since I heard this one with
anything approaching an intelligible signal.
(Don Jensen-WI-USA, DXplorer July 9/10)

4950 right now?
Footprint of Luanda station is always around 4949.746 kHz ... x.780 kHz.
Noted the other way around, across the Indian Ocean in late Dec 2011, on
Victor's net rx, at best after 1744 UT. Also observed and reported often
in Italy.
73 wb df5sx

ANGOLA   4949.745  RADIO Nacional Mulenvos widely reported these days in
North American dx outlets, heard fade-out around 0400 UT July 11, very
tiny S=5 signal here in western Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

ANGOLA/INDIA   4949.746  R Nacional de Angola, in Portuguese from Luanda
Mulenvos site, observed at 1747 UT with S=7 signal level, after AIR Radio
Kashmir Srinagar on even 4950 ended regular daily broadcast at 1740 UT. In
slot til 1744 UT a very annoying 260 Hertz interference whistle tone
heard.

All signals noted on Colombo-CLN remote SDR unit, thanks Victor 4S7VK.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4, 2011)

AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/GUAM/MADAGASCAR/SOUTH AFRICA/SRI LANKA/TAIWAN
Re AWR: First New Guam Antenna Goes Live.

Prithwiraj Purkawastha (The producer of Indian DX Report on Wavescan)
informs us

AWR Monitoring Section revealed that the works have  n o t  complete yet
- so Trincomalee relay is continued in due course ...

They also sent a schedule for their July 2012 as follows...
(via pino [at] awr.org )

A12  AWR Short Wave Broadcast Schedule - PUBLIC
(2012-07-02 to 2012-10-27)  Version 04/2012

SEA
SiteStart Stop Language Service Area kHz kW Days
SDA 0000 0030 Burmese Myanmar 17650 100 1234567
SDA 0000 0200 Mandarin NE-China 12025 100 1234567
SDA 0000 0200 Mandarin C/N-China 17880 100 1234567
SDA 0030 0100 Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China 17650 100 1234567
TAI 0100 0200 Vietnamese Vietnam 15445 100 7
SDA 0100 0200 Mandarin S-China 17650 100 1234567
MOS 0200 0230 Urdu Pakistan 9690 300 1234567
MOS 0230 0300 Panjabi Pakistan 9690 300 1234567
MDC 0230 0330 Malagasy Madagascar 3215 50 1234567
WER 0300 0330 Oromo S-Ethiopia 11610 250 1234567
WER 0300 0330 Tigrinya Eritrea 6065 250 1234567
SDA 0300 0330 Russian E-Russia 17645 100 1234567
WER 0330 0400 Amharic Ethiopia 11610 250 1234567
MOS 0330 0430 Farsi Iran 9505 300 1234567
WER 0400 0600 Arabic Egypt, Arab Peninsula, Iraq 15225 250 1234567
WER 0400 0430 Bulgarian Bulgaria 6020 100 1234567
MOS 0430 0500 French Morocco, Algeria 6155 300 1234567
WER 0700 0800 Arabic Morocco, Algeria 15225 100 1234567
WER 0800 0830 Kabyle Morocco, Algeria 15225 100 1234567
WER 0800 0830 French Morocco, Algeria 15140 100 1234567
WER 0830 0900 Tachelhit Morocco, Algeria 15225 100 1234567
ISS 0900 1000 Italian Italy 9790 100 1
SDA 1000 1100 Mandarin C/N-China 12010 100 234567
SDA 1000 1100 Cantonese C/N-China 12010 100 1
SDA 1000 1100 Mandarin S-China 17520 100 234567
SDA 1000 1100 Cantonese S-China 17520 100 1
SDA 1030 1100 Ilocano Philippines 17550 100 1
SDA 1030 1100 Tagalog Philippines 17550 100 23
SDA 1030 1100 Ilonggo Philippines 17550 100 45
SDA 1030 1100 Tagalog Philippines 17550 100 7
SDA 1030 1100 Ilocano Philippines 17550 100 6
SDA 1100 1200 Mandarin S-China 12080 100 1234567
SDA 1100 1200 Mandarin NE-China 11775 100 1234567
SDA 1100 1200 Mandarin C/N-China 12105 100 1234567
TRM 1100 1130 Indonesian W-Indonesia 15540 125 1234567
TRM 1130 1200 Javanese Indonesia, Malaysia 15540 125 246
TRM 1130 1200 Sundanese Indonesia, Malaysia 15540 125 1357
SDA 1200 1300 Mandarin C/N-China 12105 100 1234567
WER 1200 1230 English NE-India, Bangladesh 17535 250 1234567
SDA 1200 1300 Mandarin NE-China 9800 100 1234567
SDA 1200 1300 Korean Korea 9880 100 1234567
TRM 1200 1300 Mandarin S-China 15490 125 1234567
WER 1230 1300 Bangla NE-India, Bangladesh 17535 250 1234567
SDA 1300 1330 Kachin Myanmar 15445 100 1234567
TRM 1300 1330 Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos 17635 125 1234567
TRM 1300 1330 Mandarin W-China 15320 250 23456
TRM 1300 1330 Uighur W-China 15320 250 17
MDC 1300 1400 Vietnamese Vietnam 17670 250 1234567
SDA 1300 1400 Mandarin C/N-China 12105 100 1234567
SDA 1300 1330 Bangla Bangladesh 15215 100 1234567
SDA 1330 1400 Malay Malaysia 15660 100 237
SDA 1330 1400 Russian E-Russia 9720 100 1234567
TRM 1330 1400 Thai Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos 17635 125 2346
SDA 1330 1400 Hmong Thailand 15660 100 56
SDA 1330 1400 Assamese NE-India 15660 100 14
TRM 1330 1500 Mandarin W-China 15320 250 1234567
TRM 1330 1400 Lao Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos 17635 125 57
TRM 1330 1400 Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos 17635 125 1
SDA 1400 1430 Sinhalese Sri Lanka 15165 100 1234567
TRM 1400 1500 Mandarin C/N-China 12105 125 1234567
MOS 1400 1430 Urdu Pakistan 15440 300 1234567
SDA 1400 1500 Mandarin S-China 13575 22 100 1234567
SDA 1400 1430 Asho Chin Myanmar 11965 100 1234567
SDA 1430 1500 Burmese Myanmar 15715 100 1234567
MDC 1430 1530 Malagasy Madagascar 6155 50 1234567
SDA 1430 1500 PWO W Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China 12065 100 1234567
MOS 1430 1500 Afar Djibouti, NE-Ethiopia, Somalia 17605 300 1234567
SDA 1500 1530 Telugu S-India 11640 100 1234567
SDA 1500 1530 Mizo NE-India 15690 100 1234567
MOS 1500 1530 Turkish Turkey 11880 300 1234567
TRM 1500 1530 Panjabi N-India 15255 250 1234567
TRM 1500 1530 Nepali Nepal 15595 250 1234567
TRM 1500 1530 Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China 15715 125 1234567
SDA 1500 1530 Tamil S-India 11870 100 1234567
SDA 1530 1600 Kannada S-India 11780 100 1234567
SDA 1530 1600 Hindi C-India 15605 100 1234567
SDA 1530 1600 Malayalam S-India 11870 100 1234567
TRM 1530 1600 Hindi N-India 15290 250 1234567
TRM 1530 1600 Tibetan Nepal, Tibet 15255 250 56
TRM 1530 1600 English Nepal, Tibet 15255 250 12347
TRM 1530 1600 Marathi C-India 7410 125 1234567
SDA 1600 1630 English C-India 15360 100 1234567
TRM 1600 1630 Urdu N-India 11835 125 1234567
MOS 1600 1630 Urdu Pakistan 15260 300 1234567
SDA 1600 1630 English S-India 11825 100 1234567
WER 1600 1630 Bulgarian Bulgaria 9830 100 1234567
TRM 1630 1700 English N-India 11740 125 1234567
WER 1630 1700 Somali Somalia 17575 250 1234567
MOS 1630 1730 Farsi Iran 15150 300 1234567
MEY 1700 1730 Kiswahili Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda 9600 250 1234567
WER 1730 1800 Oromo S-Ethiopia 15155 250 1234567
WER 1730 1800 Kabyle Morocco, Algeria 15170 100 1234567
MEY 1730 1800 Masai Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda 9600 250 1234567 34333
MEY 1800 1830 English SW-Africa 3215 100 1234567
MEY 1800 1830 English Botswana, S.-Africa, Zimbabwe 3345 100 1234567
MEY 1830 1900 English E-Africa 11840 250 1234567
MOS 1830 1900 Arabic Libya 11660 300 1234567
WER 1900 1930 Wolof Senegal, Gambia 11945 250 1234567
WER 1900 2100 Arabic Egypt, Arab Peninsula, Iraq 11605 250 1234567
WER 1900 1930 Arabic Morocco, Algeria 9765 100 1234567
MOS 1900 1930 Hausa Nigeria 11955 300 1234567
NAU 1900 1930 Fulfulde Cameroon, Ghana, (Senegal) 15205 100 1234567
NAU 1900 2000 Arabic Morocco, Algeria 15260 100 1234567
WER 1930 2000 Tachelhit Morocco, Algeria 9765 100 1234567
WER 1930 2000 Ibo E-Nigeria 15205 250 1234567
MOS 1930 2000 French C-Africa 15220 300 1234567
MOS 2000 2030 Dyula Burk. Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali 11955 300 1234567
WER 2000 2030 French Morocco, Algeria 9765 100 1234567
WER 2000 2030 French Cameroon, Niger 17610 100 1234567
WER 2030 2100 Yoruba Nigeria 11755 100 1234567
MOS 2030 2100 French W-Africa 15155 300 1234567
MOS 2100 2130 English W-Africa 11955 300 1234567
TRM 2100 2200 Mandarin C/N-China 11750 125 123456
TRM 2100 2200 Cantonese C/N-China 11750 125 7
SDA 2100 2200 Korean Korea 11790 100 1234567
SDA 2100 2200 Cantonese W-Japan, S-China 15420 100 1
SDA 2100 2200 Mandarin W-Japan, S-China 15420 100 234567
SDA 2200 2230 Indonesian W-Indonesia 15320 100 1234567
TRM 2200 2230 Javanese W-Indonesia 9545 125 135
SDA 2200 2300 Mandarin NE-China 12120 100 1234567
SDA 2200 2300 Mandarin C/N-China 15215 100 1234567
TRM 2200 2230 Sundanese W-Indonesia 9545 125 2467
SDA 2230 2300 English W-Indonesia 15320 100 1234567
SDA 2300 2400 Vietnamese Vietnam 17670 100 1234567
SDA 2300 2400 Mandarin NE-China 12120 100 1234567
SDA 2300 2400 Mandarin C/N-China 15370 100 1234567

TRM: These transmissions from Trincomalee (Perkara, Sri Lanka) temporarily
replace transmissions from SDA during the antenna construction phase.

AWR Frequency Management & Monitoring Office
Sandwiesenstr.35, 64665 Alsbach, Germany
Phone: +49 6257 9440984, Fax: +49 6257 9440985, pino@awr.org
(Partha Sarathi Goswami-IND, dxld July 11)

BHUTAN   6035  at 2134-2150 BTN Bhutan BS, Thimphu, 06 July, non stop
local songs - fair-almost good with local noise only, //
<http://www.bbs.bt/news/?page_id=9126#>
(Mikhail Timofeyev-RUS, DXplorer July 7)

BOLIVIA   6134.83  at 0050-0135 UT, Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 07 July,
Spanish, OM/ YL talks, Bolivian songs - poor-fair with heterodyne and
local noise.
(Mikhail Timofeyev-RUS, DXplorer July 7)

6134.817  on July 1st at 2205 UT, Radio Santa Cruz back after some days
absence. Stronger signal now than ever each night. ID at 2253 UT. Good
tempo.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, SW Bulletin July 8 via dxld and via DXplorer)

6134.77  Radio Santa Cruz Noted Silent on the 2nd of July.
(Bob Wilkner, Pompano Beach FL, dxld)

6134.84  on July 5th at 2310 UT, R Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Spanish talk and music 34232.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, ibid.)

3309.99  R. Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba. At 0122 UT July 13, 2012. Nice
signal with mostly female in always non-Spanish (presumed Quechua). Brief
fill music, ID.
(Terry L Krueger-FL-USA, dxld July 13)

BRAZIL   11829.98  Radio Daqui, Goiania, Goias. At 2324-0000* UT on July
12, 2012. Braso-Portuguese male slow-talking male preacher. What sounded
like an ID at 2330 UT, male "Radio Daqui..." (but sounded phonetically
more like "Dak-AH") into more (another?) gospel preacher program, gospel
vocal 2342, female a bit later, more vocals. Audio then transmitter
abruptly cut 0000 UT. Definitely the Brazilian, whatever ID/programming
source it may be. Good signal by the last few minutes. Who the hell
listens to all these Brazilians with this type of programming (besides a
half-dozen DXers who don't give a flip about the programming)?
(Terry L Krueger-FL-USA, dxld July 13)

BRAZIL   6104.968  on July 3rd, Tentatively, Radio Cultura Filadelfia with
A Voz do Brazil at 2230 UT. Quite weak in the static noise. Abrupt
closedown at 2301 UT. Checked several days now and cd varies between 2301
and 2309 UT.

Also checked webstream from both Cultura Filadelfia and Cancao Nova which
is also listed here, but I will bet a cent that the webstream that matches
best is from Cultura Filadelfia. I haven't seen any log of Cancao Nova for
a very long time on this frequency, so maybe the lists are not up to date.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, SW Bulletin July 8 via dxld)

CANADA  {tentat.}   9625.000  Even frequency still from Sackville TX site?
Probably follower of suspended Northern sce from Quebec?, noted 0350 UT
July 11 with English sermon by men in kind manner. At 0415 UT two woman
talked by phone and discussed, in English of course.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)  see Terry's report below too...

CANADA   9625  CBC North Quebec Service, Sackville, New Brunswick. 2300 UT
on July 12, 2012. Still here. Tune-in just as going into, "It's 7
O'clock, CBC News, I'm... [somebody unknown]" by female. Signal indeed
appears to be on or very close to 9625 kHz, vs. the longtime off-frequency
and sloppy, very low modulation days. Modulation, however, remains low.
Almost as low as previous.

6160.88  CBC Radio One, St. John's, Newfoundland. At 0054 UT July 13,
2012. Clear and fair, light news-ish items, future programming promo,
Radio One ID into news. Way off-frequency as per Glenn Hauser's
observation. So, bets on how long until CBC executes these last couple of
6160 kHz regional transmitters?
(Terry L Krueger-FL-USA, dxld July 13)

CHILE   11880  QSL Radio Japan - Santiago verified with a full data
Portuguese language "Under the Trees" (Nagano Prefecture) card in 95 days.
Included in the package was Schedule and Frequencies, another blank "Let's
see which of us is taller" postcard and a picture of the Portuguese
language staff.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 8)

CYPRUS/IRAN   9565  BBC London's Persian service via Zyyi Cyprus relay
jammed heavily by Iranian government on that channel, but // 11855 kHz
channel NOT JAMMED though. Similar jamming heard earlier also on 7320 kHz
at 0230-0330 UT time range. Few signal peaks visible around 9565 kHz at
least 3 Iranian bubble jamming signals, latter typical also heard against
of Kurdish opposition stations in 75 and 60 mb. Strongest bubbler on
9564.222 kHz, and additional annoying 800 Hertz interference whistle tone
too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

CZECH REP   Street View: Radio Prague former shortwave tx site Litomysl -
Pohodli. Distant Views of this site now available.
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TX site ng, July 6)

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/30364538>
<http://goo.gl/maps/zTfX>
<http://goo.gl/maps/7Du8>
<http://goo.gl/maps/4XgK>
<http://goo.gl/maps/NSjA>
<http://goo.gl/maps/Dkpr>

More Google Maps STREETVIEW images

MW Danube Radio of WW II
CZE  MW 954 kHz Brno Dobrochov,
former 922 kHz 100 kW Nazi WWII Donau-Danube-Radio
<http://goo.gl/maps/pCZE>
49 23 04.54 N  17 07 24.59 E

CZE Brno Komarov, RFE 1233 1584 kHz 25 kW
49 10 02.25 N  16 38 16.72 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/0QZ7>
<http://goo.gl/maps/19ZG>

CZE  Moravske Budejovice Domamil, 1071 kHz 25 kW 1332 kHz 50 kW
49 04 26.80 N  15 42 32.84 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/uNUx>
<http://goo.gl/maps/dloL>
<http://goo.gl/maps/FrJ9>
<http://goo.gl/maps/5bZ4>
<http://goo.gl/maps/xThz>
<http://goo.gl/maps/Zq6I>

CZE  Ceske Budejovice, RFE 1287 kHz 7 kW, 3 masts
48 59 19.42 N  14 29 37.20 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/zRFB>
<http://goo.gl/maps/tajy>
<http://goo.gl/maps/VHqW>
<http://goo.gl/maps/uOjs>

CZE  Lipno Blizna 558 kHz
48 43 24.44 N  14 05 21.64 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/L5ln>
<http://goo.gl/maps/m4AA>

CZE  Radomysl Strakonice 864 kHz, RFE 1287 kHz 20 kW
49 19 45.61 N  13 56 07.60 E
former RFE jamming station too. Modern tall mast destroyed,
see dismanteled action 2006 til 2008 images in G.E.
<http://goo.gl/maps/BmYM>
<http://goo.gl/maps/SeOA>

CZE  Prestice Zerovice 954 / 1287 kHz 20 kW [Plzen] 2 masts
49 34 35.50 N  13 18 29.11 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/HkMz>
<http://goo.gl/maps/4E1i>
<http://goo.gl/maps/PfCB>

Never realized Radio Prague Foreign Service powerhouse
MW 1500 kW station 1287 kHz,
under construction in 1989-1990, when communist regime collapsed.
CZE  Planned Tachov Kurojedy MW 1287 kHz 1500 kW site.
ruins and mast poles still visible, situated next to highway Nuremberg-
Prague.
49 45 52.57 N  12 48 08.89 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/Nc7A>

CZE  Tachov 558 kHz, next to border CZEch Rep / Germany.
49 48 33.52 N  12 37 37.00 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/CMfn>
<http://goo.gl/maps/xi7k>

CZE  Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad,) RFE 1287 kHz 20 kW
50 14 19.11 N  12 49 22.97 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/zQ1b>
<http://goo.gl/maps/q5Nf>
<http://goo.gl/maps/azbY>
main mast left, next to red house, reserve mast unit right side
<http://goo.gl/maps/1b9O>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71175615>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61635098>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71178408>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/71178116>

CZE  MW Radio Prague Melnik Chloumek 1233 kHz / 639 kHz,
old Radio Prague WW II location
50 22 13.74 N  14 31 29.12 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/fp7M>

CZE  639 Liblice-old-1, 150 kW, til 1975
50 04 19.18 N  14 52 50.67 E
behind the houses on the right side, were Liblice-1 location,
on the left new 2-mast Liblice-new-2 location.
<http://goo.gl/maps/LqbI>
<http://goo.gl/maps/S8nZ>
old MW mast area til 1975 year:
<http://goo.gl/maps/u1Xj>

CZE  639  Liblice-2, 1500 / 750 kW
50 03 52.05 N  14 53 11.62 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/nG28>
<http://goo.gl/maps/HnV2>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/31547148>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68585283>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/49815867>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/21943749>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68585216>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23187623>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68585267>

CZE  Podebrady_former_LW / SW site in WW II.
calls OMA/OLB 5/OLT, standard and time signal stns
50 08 15.15 N  15 08 39.99 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/l2ZW>

CZE  Liberec Vratislavice 954 / 1287 kHz
50 45 18.28 N  15 04 40.76 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/lHBy>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/69609093>

CZE  Hradec Kralove, MW 1071 kHz
+ diverse Jammer + M5 espionage 5 number station?
50 13 57.81 N  15 44 36.40 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/5zmp>
street closed <http://goo.gl/maps/6aiZ>

CZE  Broumov 558 kHz, next to Polish border
50 35 28.07 N  16 22 38.51 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/E1zE>
<http://goo.gl/maps/GVnH>

CZE  Uherske Hradiste Topolna_LW 270 kHz 750 / 375 kW
49 07 25.50 N  17 30 48.13 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/e2nd>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20637925>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20637921>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20637933>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20637930>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8661322>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20637914>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19320443>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/51221096>
tx house <http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19320462>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13646141>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

ERITREA   7174.990  one of the rather stronger morning signals from HoA,
like Radio ETH 9705.003 too. 7175v on S=8-9 signal in Germany. 0317 UT
July 11. Low modulation, Voice of the Broad Masses Arabic sce, HoA typical
music.

// from same TX site 7204.983 kHz odd frequency signal too, Voice of the
Broad Masses program in Tigre language instead, at 0325-0330 UT July 11.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

ETHIOPIA   9705.003  Radio Ethiopia in Amharic language service, S=8-9
signal at 0348 UT July 11, HoA music. Very same program also heard on a
second channel in 31 mb on 9558.611 kHz, as widely dx press reported
WANDERING stn centered today July 11 around 0355-0400 UT segment.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

GERMANY   6070  at 2214-2240 UT, Radio 6150, Rohrbach, 06 July, English,
OM talks, a lot  of pop songs - poor-fair without any QRM from other
stations.
(Mikhail Timofeyev-RUS, DXplorer July 7)

15350  Huge signal level of GFA - Athmeeya Yatra Radio in Deshiya language
(on Weds only) from M&B relay site Wertachtal Germany powerhouse, noted
1350 UT July 11, GFA scheduled 1230-1500 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7/11)

GERMANY   6005  EMR on the air this Sunday, July 15th.
European Music Radio will be on the air this Sunday 15th of July.
Frequency : 6005 kHz. Site: Kall-Krekel, Eifel, Germany
via Radio 700 (1 kW)

Schedule: 0800-0900, 1600-1700 UT.
Send reports to: <studio @ emr.org.uk>
(Tom Taylor, via Mike Terry-UK BrDXC ng July 12)

GREECE   15650  ERT Voice of Greece Avlis transmission in Greek language
noted around 0120 UT July 7, fair S=8 level signal on 19 mb, when visited
Perseus net unit at Brisbane Queensland.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

GUAM   AWR Press Release: First New Guam Antenna Goes Live.
via <http://www.awr.org/en/news/show/59>

Press Release: First New Guam Antenna Goes Live, June 27, 2012 13:43
by Shelley Nolan Freesland. AWR Communication Director.

[image: Antenna towers] The first phase of Adventist World Radio's major
upgrade to its shortwave station on Guam has been completed, and the
massive new antenna is on the air.

Earlier this year, AWR began work on a $2.9 million project at the 25-
year-old station, in order to improve its broadcasts to numerous countries
in Asia. Phase one required the relocation of one of the existing towers,
to accommodate the replacement of a low-frequency antenna with a higher-
frequency one. The average height of the station's towers is 256 feet,
while the average size of its curtain antennas is 236 by 260 feet -
approximately the size of two football fields. While this work was going
on, AWR's broadcasts from this antenna were shifted to a commercial
shortwave station in Sri Lanka for several months, so that listeners could
receive uninterrupted service.

"Completing this phase is a huge feat and a major milestone," says AWR
president Dowell Chow, "as it now enables us to broadcast over frequencies
that will better reach our target audiences in countries such as
Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, and more. The pressure was on to keep this
installation on schedule, as construction is virtually impossible during
Guam's rainy season. I wish to commend all of our engineers and other
staff on Guam - Brook Powers, Sammy Gregory, Karl Forshee, Victor
Shepherd, and Gordon Garner - as well as our frequency engineer, Claudius
Dedio, for the exceptional effort and overtime they have put into the
upgrade. Along with project chair/board member Loney Duncan, their years
of experience have enabled them to develop innovative solutions to the
challenges that inevitably arise in a project of this size and
complexity."

Chow continues, "As well, we appreciate the working relationship we have
had for many years with TCI International Inc., who custom-designed and
manufactured our two new antennas, as well as Communications Technology
Broadcasting Ltd., who was contracted to manage the installation and sent
a team from South Africa."

TCI vice president Ron Wilensky attests that proceeding from the project
quote stage to the first on-air transmission from the new antenna in less
than a year "is a formidable achievement in the high-power broadcast world
and a testament to the AWR/TCI team."

Work will resume early next year, after the current rainy season has
passed and it is possible to begin moving soil and pouring concrete. This
second phase - which will be even more labor-intensive - will consist of
erecting a new tower and adding a new, high-frequency curtain antenna.
When that antenna is operational, AWR will be able to transmit
simultaneous broadcasts to China and countries such as North Korea,
Myanmar, and Vietnam, reaching listeners in multiple countries during each
of their respective peak listening times.

Chow says, "The Guam station has served our needs for 25 years in carrying
the gospel to the unreached people of Asia in their own languages. From
this tiny island, programs can currently be heard in 34 languages, for
287 hours/week. When this upgrade is completed, we expect that our
facility will be in a good position to continue broadcasting for the
next 25 years."
(Partha Sarathi Goswami-IND, dxld / SW TX site July 9)

FINLAND   6170  Special Event Station - Radio Hami, 12-15th July 2012.

Radio Hami (The Finnish Amateur Radio League annual summer camp event
radio station) will be active from July 12th to July 15th. You can hear us
on FM 94.7 MHz (Sappee), AM SW 6170 kHz & MW 1584 kHz. We will have around
the clock transmission, though programming takes place mainly between 8am
and midnight EEST (0500-2100 UT). Program (in Finnish) is available here:

<http://radiohami.fi/operaatiot/kesaeleiri-2012-sappee/ohjelma2012.shtml>

Radio Hami is temporary radio station, that operates yearly from The
Finnish Amateur Radio League summer camp. Usually transmissions can be
heard locally on FM and more internationally on 49 and 187 meter bands.

You can contact us using via e-mail:  <hallitus @ radiohami.fi>

QSL info:
Radio Hami / SRAL
PL 44
00441 Helsinki
Finland

<http://radiohami.fi/in-english.shtml>
(Mikhail Timofeyev-RUS, Open DX July 12)

INDIA   1071  AIR Rajkot Testing.
AIR Rajkot is testing irregularly in Urdu, Sindhi & Baluchi during local
daytime on 1071 kHz. Also simulcast tests on analog 1071 kHz & DRM
1080 kHz (low power).

The 1000 kW MW txer at Rajkot, Gujarat will be commissoned by end of this
month & regular transmissions are expected by then. DRM channel will carry
VBS prog.

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS is expected to visit Rajkot by end of this week,
further updates will be posted in this list.

Jose Jacob,VU2JOS visited AIR Rajkot HPT site today, here's brief update
as per telecon with him.

- Txer is technically ready, minor works pending however formal
commissioning may take time due to administrative reasons as staff ...
etc., needs to be recruited.

- Site has three DRM compatible Thomson S7HP MW Txers
<http://tinyurl.com/77wf7tx>

- Testing irregularly during daytime only in analog & simulcast mode, on
6/7th April 2012 they tested for 24 Hours, it was on air when Jose visited
the site.

Jose will post a detailed report once he's back to Hyderabad.

AIR Rajkot proposed schedule once commissioned ...
2345-0430 UT  0830-1130 UT  1230-1930 UT
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXIndia July 3/9)

NORWAY/SWEDEN   Starting on Friday July 06 at 0330 R Nord Revival in
Sweden will be relaying the programmes of R Northern Star in a long test
transmission on Shortwave 5895 kHz in the 49 meter band with a power of
10 kW. The test will last until Saturday morning Jul 7. We welcome
written reception reports to Radio Northern Star, Box 100, N-5331 RONG,
NORWAY. Email may also be
used: <1000 @ northernstar.no>  <http://www.northernstar.no/>
(Svenn Martinsen via Jerry Berg, Mike Barraclough and Erik Koie;
dswci DXW July 11)

PAKISTAN   15490  17710  Radio Pakistan Islamabad in Urdu language noted
around 0110 UT July 7, weak S=5-6 signal on 19 mb, S=3 poor on 16 mb, when
visited Perseus net unit at Brisbane Queensland.

15290  Radio Pakistan Islamabad in Urdu observed at 1345 UT July 11, S=9
signal level noted here in southwestern Germany, local PAK singer + music,
scheduled 1330-1530 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7/11)

PAKISTAN/UAE   Unidentified. 729  Very strong solid carrier and test
tones. The very beginning and end of the tones sounded like an alligator
clip was being attached to an audio input. Not a clean start or stop.
Somewhat crackly connection. Very strong even during local sunrise. Noted
and frequently re-checked 07 July 0015-0100 UT.
(Brock Whaley, Kandahar. TRF, dxld July 7)

729 kHz 100 kW  PAK  Peshawar Chughalpura, 2-masts at
34 00 54.15 N  71 37 11.35 E
Probably Radio Pakistan Peshawar II, engineering tests?
Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
or
729 kHz 750 kW Emirates Media, Main Programme, Sadiyat [Saadiyat], Abu
Dhabi, UAE. G.C. 24 33 05.98 N  54 27 01.32 E
but this station is not anymore, dismanteled in late 2007year, acc G.E.
images.
(Asiawaves website; wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   NOT Fiji on 6040 kHz - PNG instead?

VPD2 broadcasting of the NBC National Radio, the Voice of Papua New Guinea
programming in English, randomly from 0844 to 1029, July 9.

Highlights:
0844: Ad for BSP (Bank of South Pacific) with Australian accent.

0845: ID for "N-B-C National Radio, the Voice of Papua New Guinea".
Segment with "Jimmy" talking on the phone and receiving various
election results.

0900: Sounded like: "Coming to you from Suva, Fiji" with the NBC
National Radio election coverage. Into the NBC National News.

0948: Witchcraft used to try to affect the counting of the votes.

Thanks to the input from Glenn Hauser, David Kernick and Mauno Ritola. The
consensus is that what I heard was NOT Fiji, but perhaps NBC Milne Bay,
PNG (Alotau) or even a R. Australia relay. Hopefully it will be on again
tomorrow!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 9)

By a lucky coincidence, I made an unattended recording of 49 and 41 meters
from 0946 to 1315 UT today. 6040 kHz is there with a fair-poor signal,
with about 20 percent readability.

I've only had time to listen to a portion of it so far. As expected it's
mostly election related, although I also heard what sounded like a world
news program as well. I'm not sure if I'll have time to listen to all
3.5 hours, but I'll see what I can do.

At 1117, I heard what sounded like "... shortwave six thousand forty ...
(several more words) ... You're listening _ 2012 _ elections National
Radio".

The frequency is somewhere around 6039.97 kHz, which is a bit too far off
channel for a Radio Australia transmitter, but perfectly acceptable for a
PNG station.
(Bruce Portzer, in Seattle, Winradio Excalibur, Wellbrook K9AY antenna,
dxld July 10)

At 0825 UT tonight (Tuesday July 10) I was able to compare the 6040 kHz
(6039.98 by my reckoning) with // 3275 kHz. The 49m transmitter is just
under a second AHEAD of 3275 kHz. Would that be sufficient evidence to
indicate 6040 kHz is coming from PNG rather than an Australian relay where
one would expect some delay? Other PNG signals audibler on 3205, 3260,
3315, 3325, 3365, and 3905 kHz were not relaying the National Service.

PS:  Regarding Bruce Portzer's comment:
The frequency is somewhere around 6039.97 kHz, which is a bit too far off
channel for a Radio Australia transmitter, but perfectly acceptable for a
PNG station.

In my experience Shepparton transmitters can be this far off channel.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, dxld July 10)

Re: 6040 kHz - PNG?
On Japanese SDR net units I see two peaks at 1120 UT July 10: stronger
6039.988 kHz just heard muffeled on threshold on AOR Tokyo downtown
office, and an 2nd one at lower signal strength on 6039.969 kHz.

acc alignment on x.000 kHz of 10 MHz standard reference stn
and Radio Nikkei 6055 kHz in Japan too.
73 wolfgang July 10

PNG 6040 kHz.  Recorded 6040 off my Perseus SDR using Total Recorder Pro
from 0859 to past 1400 UT. Quite excellent reception at 0859 with ID as,
"National Radio, the Voice of Papua New Guinea". Audio was a bit muffly,
but otherwise very strong. I was quite surprised with the strength,
judging from what others have been hearing. Deteriorated gradually. Must
be off later, as all I heard was CRI IS and CC ID at 1400. At 1300, rather
weak, but I think it was still PNG. Nothing over the top of the hour. Same
muffly tone, and the transmitter cut about 14.00:30 UT in mid-sentence.

At 1200 UT, signal was about the same: poor to fair, with muffly
modulation. Nothing noted over the TOH (or too weak to hear). Much better
reception at 1100, positively in PNG in English. Transmitter problems over
the top of the hour at 1000 with drop-outs very frequently with typical
PNG islands music interspersed. Bottom line, listen earlier, at least from
the west coast for best reception. I'll set up my timer function again
tonight, a little earlier. Grayline seems to occur between 0800 and 0900
across PNG.
(Walt Salmaniw-Vic-BC-CAN, DXplorer July 13)


PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6040  ... July 11 at 0901 UT ID; local TC for 7:00 hrs;
NBC National news with election coverage ... with the start of the news
found the following //: ... 3905 NBC New Ireland (doing well today)
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 11)

Situation with NBC New Ireland on 3905 kHz. (Ron Howard-CA-USA)
More useful comments from Dave Ricquish:

"You commented that 3905 kHz Radio New Ireland reception was 'doing well
today' [July 11].

An NBC technical team was in the province just last week on a long overdue
radio upgrade project, adding several new FM transmitters and doing
maintenance to expand coverage of the shortwave transmitter.

This is part of a program that has so far upgraded Kavieng [NBC New
Ireland] and Rabaul.

A recent internal report on NBC states that most provincial services use
'run down shortwave transmitters operating below capacity' so I'd say
3905 kHz is currently running at the full 10 kW, the antenna is properly
tuned and the connections are all working for the first time in over
two years.

Log it whilst it remains so :)
Cheers, Dave"

Is wonderful to have such insights into what is happening with NBC. Ron
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 13)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   Port Moresby (4890 kHz.) off the air with power
blackout?

... 0817 to 1000 UT, July 12 ... Checked 4890 till 1000 ut with no results
of anything ...

Continuing to send my reports to Dave Ricquish, PNG Country Editor, WRTH,
Radio Heritage Foundation. Here are his insightful comments today:

"No, could not hear 4890 kHz yesterday [July 12] either. Your report
mentions a power blackout etc. The land on which the power station that
supplies Port Moresby is located is claimed by one of the local tribes,
who have blocked access to it.

This means that different parts of PM are shut down on a rolling basis
throughout the day and night.

As a result, it's possible that 4890 kHz was off to avoid overloading the
system and they relied on 6040 kHz only for SW yesterday.

I would imagine they've little money to pay for the fuel for the standby
generators so therefore only powered up 6040 kHz.

They are supposed to have a 100 kW rig there so I don't know if it's being
used here on 6040, maybe on reduced power.

Thanks for your continued monitoring. Cheers, Dave" - Ron
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 13)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3204.9  NBC Sandaun, Vanimo, 0930-1015, each day this
week, usually strongest PNG. (Wilkner). Also heard at 1204-1206, June 27,
English news, plug for NBC as the "official broadcaster of the national
elections", 35343.

3275  NBC Southern Highlands, Mendi, 1204, Jun 27, English news // 3205
kHz, at 1213 UT noted in English with announcer asking quiz questions of
callers on the telephone, 25332.

3365  NBC Milne Bay, Alotau, 1229-1232, Jun 27, Tok Pisin, popular PNG
music and ann, 25342. Also heard at 1202 UT, Juyl 09, English reporting on
PNG elections, 35343. PNGs heard with the election reports at this time
were: 3205, 3275, 3315, 3325, 3905 kHz.

3905, NBC Kavieng, 1054-1330, Jul 09, Tok Pisin, Western pop songs and
some Islands music, English news from NBC, in // to 3365 kHz, 1116 UT news
ended, woman with possible ID, then into more news in English, possibly
being local news, news included PNG election results; at 1122 UT check
heard news in Tok Pisin, again with coverage of election results (giving
candidate names and number of votes), 1129 UT "news on the hour, every
hour"; station was the best PNG this morning, staying audible past 1330
UT. 43443, occasional HAM QRM.

6040  NBC Milne Bay, Alotau, 0844-1029, Jul 09, reactivated ! adv for Bank
of South Pacific in English with Australian accent, 0845 UT ID for "N-B-C
National Radio, the Voice of Papua New Guinea". Segment with "Jimmy"
talking on the phone and receiving various election results, 0900 UT NBC
National Radio election coverage. Into the NBC National News. 0948 UT
Witchcraft used to try to affect the counting of the votes. (Howard). Also
heard at 1109-1132 UT, Jun 10, PNG election coverage in English. Fair
signal // 3205 and 3275 kHz, but not to 3260, 3315 and 3365 kHz.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW July 11)

3260  NBC Madang/Maus Bilong Garamut, 1020-1217, Jun 26, 27, 29, Jul 04
and 06. The Tok Pisin term "garamut" means a slit drum or slit gong.
Indigenous chanting/singing and pop Pacific Island songs; DJ in Tok Pisin
with list of dedications, ID: "N-B-C Madang, Maus Bilong Garamut"; 1201 UT
local ID and into national NBC news in English, almost fair. Similar
reception to that at
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmWcpiKqaIk>
Tok Pisin ann that included numbers and date of Jun 28 in most cases,
45343.

3315  NBC Manus, Lorengau, 1227, Jun 27, Tok Pisin, two men in discussion,
mentioning mines and Minister of Development, 35333.

3325  NBC Bougainville, 1022-1211, Jun 25 and 27, Country and Western
songs, mixing with RRI Palangkaraya around 1030 UT, two men in Tok Pisin,
sounded like interview, discussing Australia and Papua New Guinea, 25342,
no sign of RRI Palangkaraya at 1210 UT.

3915, R Fly, Kiunga, 0942-1104, Jun 27 and Jul 09, mostly in Tok Pisin,
frequent IDs, pop songs ("Gypsy Woman"), ID at 1007 UT started and ended
with Irish music, full ID with frequencies including two for shortwave,
but believe 5960 kHz is still off the air; 1012-1030 UT: public service
information about road safety ("If your vehicle is broken down make sure
other vehicles can get around it. Also important ..."). (Howard)

Also heard at 1234-1245 fading, Jun 27, Western pop music, including
"Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton John and "Money, Money" from
ABBA, no ann heard, best in USB due to a heterodyne, 32332.

7324.95, Wantok R Light, Port Moresby, 0738-0930, Jun 24 and 29, end of a
syndicated Christian show, mostly Christian songs, 0817 UT Public Service
Ann about the elections, 0832 UT start of the preaching by Dr. Tayo
Adeyemi (New Wine Church), 0850 UT gave address and phone number for "New
Wine" Church, filler organ music till 0902 UT news in English, which was
// 3260 kHz NBC Madang; poor, but has been very regular recently.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW July 11; and Howard, Wilkner too)

PERU   4810  Via Rafael Rodriguez I am learning that Ray Rising [sic] is
travelling to Peru to help install the new evangelical station in Chazuta,
near Tarapoto, to operate on 4810 kHz with 1 kW. The station will be on
the air by August 8. Transmissions will be in vernacular languages such as
Achuar (in Ecuador also known as Shuar). It appears that HCJB is co-
sponsoring this venture. See
<http://mydschungelpage.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/nachrichten-aus-dem-peruanischen
-urwald/>
(Henrik Klemetz-SWE, SW Bulletin July 8 via dxld)

PERU   3329.7v  Ondas del Huallaga, Huanuco, my previous log in DX-W #457
incorrect, this one seems silent since Jul 01, not Jun 13.

4955.00  R Cultural Amauta, Huanta, 2310-2320, Jun 26, Spanish talk,
hymns, 25232.

4986.34v  R Manantial, Huancayo, 0036-0100, Jun 29 and Jul 02, has been on
each night since then at same time. This Peruvian returned to the air.

5921.20, R Bethel, Arequipa, 0032-0045, Jul 02, Spanish with music, weak
signal.
(Robert Wilkner-USA and Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW July 11)

RWANDA/SINGAPORE/SOUTH AFRICA/UAE/U.K.
{exASCENSION ISL}
DW - Schedule A-12, valid from July 5 to Oct 27, 2012

Language
Start End Freq Station    Pwr Azim Target      Begin
   UTC    kHz             kW  degr

AMHARIC
1600-1657  9800 KIGALI    150  30  Ethiopia reduced power
1600-1657 11805 KIGALI    250 0ND  Ethiopia
1600-1657 15275 KIGALI    250 0ND  Ethiopia

CHINESE
1300-1330 11965 KRANJI    250  13  China
1300-1330 17770 DHABAYYA  250  60  China
1330-1400 11965 KRANJI    250  13  China
1330-1400 17770 DHABAYYA  250  60  China

DARI
0830-0900 15640 DHABAYYA  250  45  Afghanistan
0830-0900 17710 KIGALI    250  30  Afghanistan
1330-1400 15275 KIGALI    250  30  Afghanistan   DELETE
1330-1400 15595 KRANJI    250 315  Afghanistan
1330-1400 17860 DHABAYYA  250  45  Afghanistan

ENGLISH
0400-0457  6180 KIGALI    250 0ND  East Africa
0400-0457  7240 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0400-0457  9470 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0400-0457 12045 KIGALI    250 0ND  East Africa
0500-0527  5925 KIGALI    250 0ND  East Africa  ex6075
0500-0530  9470 KIGALI    250 210  Ce & Ea & SoAF
0500-0530  9800 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa  DELETE
0500-0530  9850 KIGALI    250 0ND  Ce & Ea & SoAF
0500-0530 11800 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0530-0557  9800 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0530-0557 11800 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0600-0627 15275 KIGALI    250 280  West Africa  ex9470
0600-0630 13780 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0600-0630 17820 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0630-0700 13780 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0630-0700 17820 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
1900-1927  9735 KIGALI    250 210  South Africa
1900-1930  7365 KIGALI    250 210  South Africa
1900-1930 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1930-1957  7365 KIGALI    250 210  South Africa
1930-2000 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
2000-2057  9490 KIGALI    250 295  Central Africa
2000-2100  6150 KIGALI    250 190  South Africa
2000-2100 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
2100-2200 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Central & East Africa
2100-2200 11830 KIGALI    250 280  Africa      ex295degr
2100-2200 11865 KIGALI    250 295  Africa

FRENCH
1200-1257 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1200-1257 15275 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1200-1257 17810 KIGALI    250 325  Africa
1200-1300 17820 WOOFFERTON 250 180 Africa
1200-1300 21780 KIGALI    250 295  Africa
1200-1300 21840 DHABAYYA  250 260  Africa      ex255degr
1700-1757  9735 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1700-1757 11810 KIGALI    250 295  Africa
1700-1800 15275 KIGALI    150 295  Africa      reduced power
1700-1800 15620 WOOFFERTON 250 150 Africa

HAUSA
0630-0700 12045 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0630-0700 15275 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
0630-0700 17620 DHABAYYA  250 260  West Africa
1300-1400 15410 KIGALI    250 310  West Africa
1300-1400 17800 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
1300-1400 21780 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
1800-1857  9735 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
1800-1857 15275 KIGALI    250 295  West Africa
1800-1857 21780 KIGALI    150 295  West Africa      reduced power

PASHTO
0800-0830 15640 DHABAYYA  250  45  Afghanistan
0800-0830 17710 KIGALI    250  30  Afghanistan
1400-1430 15275 KIGALI    250  30  Afghanistan   DELETE
1400-1430 15595 KRANJI    250 315  Afghanistan
1400-1430 17860 DHABAYYA  250  45  Afghanistan
1430-1500 103MHz FM Radio Nawa+ 001 0ND Afghanistan

PORTUGUESE
0530-0557  9470 KIGALI    250 210  Africa
0530-0557 12045 KIGALI    250 180  Africa
0530-0600  9800 MEYERTON  100 335  Africa
0530-0600 17800 DHABAYYA  250 230  Africa   DELETE
1930-1957  6150 KIGALI    250 190  Africa
1930-2000 11865 KIGALI    250 210  Africa
1930-2000 21780 WOOFFERTON 250 165 Africa

SWAHILI
0300-0357  5925 KIGALI    250 180  Africa
0300-0357  7300 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
0300-0400  6180 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
0300-0400  9470 DHABAYYA  250 225  Africa   DELETE
0300-0400  9800 ASCENSION 250  85  Africa   DELETE
0300-0400  9800 DHABAYYA  250 225  Africa   ex ASCENSION ISL
1000-1100  9800 KIGALI    150 0ND  Africa   reduced power
1000-1100 11800 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1000-1100 15410 KIGALI    250 180  Africa
1000-1100 15515 KIGALI    250 265  Africa
1500-1557  7265 KIGALI    250 0ND  Africa
1500-1557  9770 KIGALI    250 180  Africa
1500-1557 12070 KIGALI    250 265  Africa

URDU
1430-1500 15275 KIGALI    250  30  Pakistan/India    DELETE
1430-1500 15595 KRANJI    250 315  Pakistan/India
1430-1500 17860 DHABAYYA  250  45  Pakistan/India
(DWL via ADDX Munich, Andreas Volk-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

SEYCHELLES
[KENYA/MAURITIUS/MAYOTTE/MOZAMBIQUE/RODRIGUES/TANZANIA/UGANDA ]

I just read in BrDXC-UK Communication Magazine July that Stefan
Schliephacke-Kelsterbach-Frankfurt-Main (old MW DXer of the 70/80ties
years)
in March / April 2012 was once  a g a i n  on tour in Uganda.

He has tried to hear many African mediumwave stations.

Indian Ocean ISLs, he writes:
1368 kHz SEY is blocked by IRIB.

1368 kHz SEY location coordinates little known...

Mauritius was also blocked 684, 819, 1206 kHz,
MAU Malherbes St, Curepipe, RM1 684 kHz / RM2 819 kHz 10 kW,
formerly 4855 9710 kHz Forest Side
20 18 45.30 S  57 32 00.16 E

MAU  Radio Rodrigues Citronelle, 1206 kHz 1 kW
19 41 52.34 S  63 26 30.55 E

Mayotte 1458 kHz is only from there.
MYT  Pamandzi Mayotte 1458 kHz 5 kW
12 45 50.20 S  45 16 59.13 E

MYT  NDB Pamandzi Mayotte
12 48 39.57 S  45 16 51.13 E

Kenya a total of 13 MW stations have been switched off stns - all gone.
The General Service in English is no longer heard on mediumwave. I heard
an English program only in the evening on two frequencies called the
"English Service" on 747 and 1305 kHz, and this is a relay of the FM music
programme. What I read back in 2008 somewhere that Kenya planned to close
some of their MW outlets has become a sad reality. {Stefan Schliephacke
touring Uganda}

KEN  Wajir 1305 kHz 50 kW
01 50 50.84 N  40 06 06.42 E

KEN  Nairobi Ngong 747 kHz 100 kW
01 19 32.83 S  36 40 29.76 E

Malawi heard very well at new additional night service on 558 kHz, 765
{rather 756? wb.}, 1404, and 1422 kHz. Therefore surprisingly an increase
in MBC's MW usage.

MWI  Karonga 558 kHz 10kW
09 57 00.37 S  33 55 00.26 E

MWI  Blantyre 756 kHz 10 kW, SW 3380 5995 kHz
15 42 10.73 S  35 01 40.24 E

MWI  Chitipa 1404 kHz 10 kW
09 41 45.46 S  33 15 50.27 E

Hepl, not traced YET, not even visible on Terraserver or Wikimapia maps
neither. MWI  Matiya 1422 kHz 10 kW
15 35 59.65 S  35 22 00.51 E

Mozambique in all MW channels as vernacular outlets,
except 738 kHz in Portuguese language.

Maputo 738 kHz location ??? old Radio Clube site ?
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17363004>
25 57 36.61 S  32 27 27.60 E

or  MOZ  Radio Mocambique Maputo 738 kHz 50 kW
25 54 16.29 S  32 36 23.27 E

Tanzania closed down 621 kHz, two masts in foreground
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=197&with_phot
o_id=15923230&order=date_desc&user=2451056>
TZA  Mbeya 621 kHz 50 / 10 kW
approx 08 54 00.00 S  33 26 60.00 E  no exact location known, help.

but couldn t find any masts on
<http://goo.gl/maps/n609>

at night  TZA  Dodoma 603 kHz 100 / 10 kW
06 09 01.83 S  35 51 43.85 E
or
<http://goo.gl/maps/dxMd>  mobile phone service masts?

TZA  Kunduchi (Dar Es Salam) 657 kHz 50 kW (x1035 kHz too)
06 41 50.26 S  39 11 36.61 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/AIeR>

TZA  Mwanza 720 kHz 50/10 kW, Radio Free Africa 1377 kHz
02 27 49.97 S  32 54 57.34 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/eMxh>

and 1215 kHz TBC Taifa ID identified:
TZA  Arusha 1215 kHz 50 / 10 kW, 2 masts
03 25 09.36 S  36 42 39.16 E

UGA  UBC StarFM Mityana 576 kHz 100 kW
00 22 39.30 N  32 08 23.68 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/JlJz>

UGA
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=6&with_photo_
id=65101078&order=date_desc&user=2627429>
azimuth? to Gulu / Lira further northerly, at 35 degrees across Uganda
veiled location yet. Coincidentally, it came to my attention look upon the
photo image, two Marconi mast design towers visible.

close to the lake signal reflection area at
UBC Kabale Red Channel Network 999 kHz 100 kW; probably at 35 mainlobe?
01 14 54.98 S  29 55 13.74 E

<http://www.terraserver.com?tid=21&cx=825021&cy=-
138082&proj=32635&mpp=0.5&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=58e0ded887b2753710c0fb8d5ec
5abfc>

<http://wikimapia.org/#lat=-
1.2487182&lon=29.9204431&z=19&l=5&m=b&search=01+14'54.98"S 29+55'13.74"E>

Marconi mast design like on BBC sites at Cyprus, Oman, UAE, and
Orfordness.

and  UGA  UBC Radio Palisa 729 kHz irregular and distorted .
Nothing at G.C. location found, only dessert land.
02 17 60 N  33 38 60 E says Fallingrain.
A mast visible in small village at
03 00 39.73 N  34 06 59.58 E  some 94 kilometers northwards.
(WB, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.88  S.I.B.C., Honiara, 1111-1201* UT on June 27 and
July 9, English ID at 1111: "You are listening to the Solomon Islands
Broadcasting Corporation in Honiara", woman in Tok Pisin with events list
of meetings and such, islands music, devotional Bible message in English,
1201 "You have been listening to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting
Corporation, Radio Happy Isles", frequencies and national anthem, 45333.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN and Tomoaki Wagai-JPN, dswci DXW July 11)

SOUTH AFRICA   7214.980  a similar East African / HoA service, heard
nearby, coming from TWR Africa service on Sidamo language via Meyerton AFS
relay site. Wed only at 0330-0345 UT. S=9+15dB signal into Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

SRI LANKA   Adventist World Radio - Scheduling from the SLBC Trincomalee
Relay Station

   UTC     kHz  All AWR Usages at 125 kW
0000-0100 11955 Burmese (0000-0030)-Karen (0030-0100)
1100-1200 15540 Indonesian 1100~1130 Javanese 1130~1200
1200-1300 15490 Chinese
1300-1400 17635 Malay / Cambodian-Laotian / Thai / Cambodian
1400-1500 12105 Chinese
1500-1530 15715 Karen
1530-1600  7410 Marathi reported overlapping Hindi 15MHzband same time
1600-1630 11835 Urdu
1630-1700 11740 English
2100-2200 11750 Chinese / Yue
2200-2230  9455 Indonesian 9545 Javanese/Sundanese
2230-2400  9730 English-Vietnamese
(via dxld July 13)

SWAZILAND   15359.978   TWR musical box interval signal and identification
by male voice in English language already at 1355 UT July 11, daily Urdu
service of TWR Manzini SWZ from 1400 UT. S=8 signal in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

SWEDEN   Stockholm/Spanga MW 1930-1956 history.

Stockholm/Spanga MW was built to cover the Stockholm-area with broadcast.
It was very similar to Motala LW and Grimeton VLF since the architect even
this time was Carl +kerblad (1886-1953). Prof. Henrik Kreueger (1882-1953)
designed the antenna towers and they were manufacterd by Motala Verkstad
AB. The transmitter was on 55kW and was made by Macroni in the U.K.

On the first floor you had the entrance, living room, amplifing room,
transmitter hall with controll panel etc. In the cellar you had cooling
pumps, rectifier, transformers etc.

In the attic, equpiment for telemetry and beacon were installed. At the
top of the south tower, there was a red light for the nearby Bromma
airport. At the top of the northen tower, a red rotating light was
situated, also for the nearby Bromma airport.

The southern tower was 146m high and the north 150m high due to the
ground. It carried a t-cross antenna. Both towers were painted in red/
white fields.

It replaced a smaller tx at Brunkebergstorg in central Stockholm.

Already in the early 1940's the Telecom Board started to discuss a
replacement for Spanga. Disturbing fading appeard on realtive short
distance and 55kW wasn't enough. During the WW2, the station was painted
into green and had FLAC on the roof to protect the station from bombers.

1954-1955 the two towers were dismantled and moved to Vaestervik and
Follingbo on Gotland to be used as radiolink towers. Instead the towers
were replaced by an almost 50m Rhendal-mast. In 1956 the station was
closed and replaced by Stockholm/Nacka 2x150 kW. Stockholm/Nacka laid also
underground as a reaction on the Cold War.

The options differ greatly if the station stood as a reserv for some years
or if it was demolished as soon Stockholm/Nacka was put into service.

Today a sports ground is situated where the station once upon a time was
laying. You can still see the bases from one of the towers in the grass
beside the bicycle path towards Tensta. Frequency 773 kHz.

59 23 14.56 N  17 54 17.59 E

<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/Kontrollbordet1
955.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/SpngaRadiostati
on1955-entrn.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/SpngaRadiostati
on.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/Spngamasten.jpg
>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/sp040804d.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Spanga/spanga1930.jpg>

Sweden - Goeteborg MW 981 kHz history.
Inagurated 1951 together with its sister station in Sundsvall.

It was hard to find a suitable place for the radio station becaus it
couldn't lay in the approach for Goeteborg/Torslanda airport. Instead they
found a place 7km SW from central Goeteborg which was in those days just a
farmland. But around 1959 a new distric began to build close to the
station. People had problems that they heard speach in their owens and
stoves etc.

During the 1960's Sveriges Radio started up "light program" which later
became SR P3. During the days Goeteborg/Jaernbrott together with all the
other major MW-TX's carried SR P1 and in the nights SR P3.

These kind of old transmitters had to rest for some hours every day to
work properly. When they had to transmitt 24/7 they were torn down very
fast. The sisters station in Sundsvall was completley torn out in the
early 1970's.

Goeteborg managed to hold out untill March 1984 when it was shut off for
ever. The transmitter became scraped at once after the closure but the
antennas survied untill 1989 and 1992. The very final days on 981 kHz a
tape recorder played the message that the station will be closed down at
24th March 1984.

Goeteborg/Jaernbrott was suppressed agains SW to protect it's frequency
neighbour Alger. And the radiation was concentrated towards land since it
was no point to cover the sea area.

The transmitter came from Standard Radio & Cables Ltd and the framework
antennas were made by Jaernmonteringar AB in Limhamn/Malmoe

The transmitter effiency laid only on approx 42%

The antennas was 130m high and had four 12,5m long rods in the top to
adjust the electrical wavelength.

The entrance to the station in March 1984

<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Goteborg/gbgtop.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Goteborg/gteborg1.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Goteborg/A046-7854-
2w.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Goteborg/A046-7854-
26w.jpg>
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Goteborg/A046-7854-
42w.jpg>

PA from Falun/Borlaenge (SE) history.

It was located in Alsbaeck outside Borlaenge
60 28.945 N  15 29.925 E

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/42250911>

SWE  Falun Borlaenge (exTuna-Haestberg?) MW 1223 kHz 100kW 1937-1978
60 28 57.02 N  15 29 55.85 E

Ended up in Hoerby after the closure. It weights approx 2 tons! I don't
know where it is know since Teracom has moved and sold the facilites where
the SW-TX were.

Beside the TX:s, they had a small museum
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/2011-03-
05/IMG_1119.jpg>

<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/2011-03-
05/IMG_1120.jpg>

The sign says:
"From the broadcast station for mediumwave in Borlaenge comes this PA.
Made by Philips with 4 water cooled tubes, triodes. The station
transmitted the national program between the years 1939-1973 on the
frequency 1223 kHz with a power of 100 kW"

Sweden Falun/Borlaenge history.

Old postcard dated 22.04.1940 viewing ex. Falun/Borlaenge MW
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Falun/falunmw.jp>
g
 Other picture. Date unknown. No copyright. Picture was taken before 1969.
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Falun/falunantenn.jpg>

Motala LW (1927-1961) hosted experimental shortwave transmissions from
1937 until 1952 when they were moved to Hoerby. Rombic-antennas mounted on
telephone poles were probably used in Motala in the field behind the
station. No traces after the shortwave antennas are left in Motala. The
first TX was on 0,5 kW and the second one (AGA-Baltic) was on 12 kW.
58 32 44.08 N  15 02 33.97 E

Sweden - Soelvesborg MW and Hoerby SW history.

Taken 05.03.2011 by me and some friends.

<http://s805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/2011-03-05/>

Part 1 of a film made by the Telecom Administration Board 1985
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTckNgoVens>

Part 2
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC6awJRg9TI>

Private film made at my visit at Soelvesborg MW 05.03.2011

Part 1  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05MFVdLCRy8>
Part 2  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXVCB7LE6Gw>

The "young" guy with a blue/black thick jacket is me :-)

Historical area map from Hoerby SW. As how Hoerby SW looked in 1952
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Horby/Karta1.jpg>

The TV-tower was put on the map some years later.

Hoerby SW higher resolution
<http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Horby/Karta-2.jpg>
(Christian Stoedberg-SWE, mwmast ng July 8/9)

Motala/Orlunda LW 2 x 300 kW, 05.1961 - 30.11.1991

58 25 36.30 N  14 58 37.04 E

I visited the station in 2008 and I ve pictures that I havn t presented
yet on my homepage. I ve also got historical pictures from the present
owner of the station. He worked at the station from its construction works
1958 to its final closure 1991. It cost to build in to today s money value
approx 28 Million EUR (!)

The station house containing transmitters, antenna circuits, antenna
tuning and antenna circuit coils, power supply, living room etc. is built
as a windowless bunker in reinforced concrete with 1,8m thick walls. It
was designed to withstand an a-bomb.

My pictures from the visit in August 2008
<http://s805.photobucket.com/albums/yy333/isbjornlw/Motala%201961/>

More Motala/Orlunda LW

Freq 1961-1986 191 kHz, 1986-1991 189 kHz

Some videoclips from the old TX-site built 1927 and the new one
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXTop9G9uWU>
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWXdVlt0JrM>
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHD5VgCTzUw>

Re: Oestersund MW.kmz
Yes! It's located underground. What you see on the coordinates is the
FM/TV-station built in 1977 to replace the two old MW-masts.

The location for the entrance to the underground is here

63 06 59.04 N  14 35 55.46 E

I have pictures on the old MW-mast taken shortley before they were
demolished in October 1982. A pluton of army soldiers used them as
sabotage practice - they fell to the ground vertical. Probably it was too
expencive to pick up the old junk from the underground. It was easier to
just demolish the antennas.

<http://hem.passagen.se/longwave/>  and click on Oestersund

A short clip from SVT Mittnytt from the old MW-transmitter.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZMo5wyB0g>

Re: Oestersund MW.kmz
Coordinates  63 06 57.46 N  14 35 48.70 E

Is that the MW TX house still remaining instead, at
63 06 42.16 N  14 36 00.46 E  ?
Oestersund/Brattasen MW (SE), 1957-1978 (demolished 1982)

The medium wave station Stockholm/Nacka (2 x 150 kW) was located here:
The remains of the second mediumwave mast

59 17 41.95 N  18 10 38.57 E

And the second framework mast was built on the former place of the first
medium wave mast 1984. The first framework mast was raised in 1960.

59 17 46.00 N  18 10 34.74 E

The entrance to the transmitter hall underground is here
59 17 57.09 N  18 9 54.52 E

It was closed 01.06.1981 and blasted 07.12.1983 and 09.12.1983
nacka69.jpg  Picture taken in 1969.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-gTq2-M7vE&feature=plcp>
(Christian Stoedberg-SWE, SW TX site ng July 7/8)

More
SWE  Falun Borlaenge (Tuna-Haestberg) MW 1223 100kW 1937-1978,
approx. 60 20 04.48 N  15 10 40.07 E

SWE  Stockholm Nacka MW 774 kHz 150/600 kW
59 17 47.88 N  18 10 28.79 E
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/29544553>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/15751649>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18695357>

SWE  Bohuslaen planned new Goeteborg site MW 981 kHz 600 kW
never realized  57 58 04.35 N  11 34 09.46 E

SWE  Motala Bondebacka LW 189 kHz 1935-1962
58 32 44.01 N  15 02 36.00 E

SWE  Motala between Aska and Orlunda, LW 189/191 kHz 600 kW,
new 1962-1991, underground site at  58 25 35.11 N  14 58 36.80 E

SWE  Lulea Piteaa MW 594 kHz 600 kW planned
never realized
65 19 08.42 N  21 37 08.93 E

SWE  Kiruna Altajaervi LW 180 + MW 720 kHz 600 kW planned,
not realized  67 38 00.00 N  20 55 00.00 E

and some other places like
R Nord Revival, Soelvesberg, Hoerby, Karlsborg, Grimeton, Varberg.

btw. SWE  airforce command, hidden image, 2006-2009 visible
56 16 03.67 N  13 53 30.98 E
(wb, SW TX site ng July 8)

TAJIKISTAN/CHINA   15488  Usual odd channel broadcast of Voice of Tibet in
Tibetan via Yangi Yul Dushanbe site, TX signing off suddenly at 13.59:10
UT midst on talk by Tibetan woman. S=9+20dB powerful signal in Germany.
And accompanied by China Mainland Firedrake jamming next even channel
15490 kHz.

Also sometimes on other TJK crooked number on .2/3/7/8 split frequencies
15432 15442 15487 15488 15492 15542 15543 15558 15562 15567 15613 15603
kHz.  (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

UKRAINE   1377 UKR, an update for Ukrainian transmitters (active in June-
July 2012) on 1377 kHz.

1377.0000  UKR Chernivtsi, 50 kW. UR2-Promin, #0300-2100# on July 10.

1377.0000  UKR Mykolayiv-Varvarivka, 3.7 kW (OR2) #0500-1730# (NB
there are always +-25 Hz spurs). TX on typical *0452-1731* July 10.

1377.0006  UKR Vinnytsia-Zarvantsi, 7 kW. Radio Khvylya(OR2).
#0600-1015#, #1200-1615# (TX noted *0557-,-1615*,-1619*,-1622* UT)
July 10.
* TX on/off.  # Prog start/end.

Chernivtsi/UR2 is the only audible here. QRM: F, ARM (VOR+TWR) - both
on 1377.0000 kHz.
(Vlad Titarev-UKR, mwoffsets July 11)

UNIDENTIFIED   Noted an unidentified station on 7197.46 kHz playing easy
listening songs from about 1028 to tune out at 1040 UT. Audio suddenly
went off at 1030 UT (carrier still on) and audio started again at 1032 UT.
No announcements heard. Could not tell the language used in the songs.
Weak.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

UNIDENTIFIED   [SRI LANKA or not ?]   UnID on 12140 kHz Tamil?
I can receive an UNID station sound like Tamil on 12140 kHz at *1530 UT on
July 7. DXer of Akita received it at 1559-1630* UT on July 5 for the first
time.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIt2FGbmNRA>  by XYZ in Akita on July 6.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld July 8)

Here's the homepage of Voice of the Tigers: <http://votradio.com>

Note that Google has a Tamil translation engine, though it won't help with
the pulikalinkural link as that's just an image. However, "12140", "2100"
and "2200" are clear (Sri Lanka is in the same time zone as India, UT
+5h30 hrs).

It's Voice of the Tiger(s): <http://www.pulikalinkural.com/>
(Dave Kernick-UK, dxld July 8)

Announcement of the URL at 1619 UT.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnITh5L1oHQ&feature=youtu.be>
by Hiroshi in Nagoya.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld July 8)

Re UnID on 12140 kHz Tamil? ... I was a little bit late to tune-in.

When measured on exact 12140.000 kHz, - afferent to SLBC Trincomalee site
accuracy ..., the carrier switched OFF at 16.30:40 UT today July 07.
73 wb df5sx

This is LTTE not SLBC from the You Tube IDs.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

U.K.    Historical aerial views of Britain. An interesting site:
<http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk>

I recently looked at this website for 20mins or so, whilst no SW
towers/antennas located, it might be worth looking at the site again in
future (in terms of radio tx sites).
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TX site July 9)

Daventry tx is shown in 1928 with just the LF antenna and the 5XX
building, a few years before the HF expansion! Put Daventry into the
search box.

Title Daventry Transmitting Station on Borough Hill, Daventry, 1928
Image reference EPW024684. Date September 1928

<http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024684?search=Daventry&ref=8>

Daventry Transmitting Station on Borough Hill, Daventry, from the south,
1928
<http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024683?search=Daventry&ref=9>
(David Porter-UK  G4OYX, SW TXsite July 9)

USA   11520  WEWN Alabama. Two men in discussion on what scripture really
means. They were serious, but almost to the point of a comedy sketch. "I
know what Jesus meant." "No! I know what Jesus meant." Promo for weekday
programs aired at 0050 UT, mentioned only EWTN not WEWN specifically. Good
signal 07 July at 0045 UT.

9370  WTJC North Carolina. This and WEWN the only private USA based sw
xmtrs audible at this hour. WTJC with slow, almost Clyde Barrow like
sluggish gospel music. Snore. Poor/fair 07 July at 0055 UT.
(Brock Whaley, Kandahar. Sw-11 TRF, dxld July 7)

WRNO finally back on air!

I am hearing WRNO on 7505 kHz. 10pm CDT. Good, signal, but awful audio
quality and modulation. // to their website.
(George Thurman, Houston-TX-USA, dxld July 6)

Yes, checked at 0322 UT, on approx. 7506.36 kHz with distorted music.
Before they vanished over a sesquiyear ago, they were closer to 7506 than
7505 kHz and now they are on the other side of 7506 kHz. Not much
improvement. If they also resume their previous schedule, will go off at
0400 UT, on at 0100 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 6)

{UNIDENTIFIED}   7505  Re WRNO appearance? When checked at 0315 UT July
11, only a single carrier visible nearby on 7506.380 kHz but no any
program content, S=6-7 here in Germany. But wondered, had ties with WRNO
worldwide signal ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

WRNO worldwide on 7505 kHz was coming very strong tonight, July 8. I give
it a 55555 tonight. I do not have the radio to make precise measurements,
but it was stronger about 0100-0130 UT. Some preaching by the founder of
Good News Radio outreach, Dr. Robert Mawire was preaching up a storm
tonight. In the case of ground wave propagation which in Mississippi we
have with both WRNO and WEWN, a little bit of rain helps. I did not have
to go outside to escape inside noise tonight as it came in strong enough
to hear.

Glenn: I have relayed your comments about the signal being off frequency
Through a Facebook post on WRNO Radio on Facebook. I don't know if this is
a quicker means of a reception report but I hope it brought some action. I
think they do read their Facebook page as much as the emails for reception
reports. Anyway time will tell.
(Richard Lewis, Forest, Mississippi USA, dxld July 9)

Odd frequency measured 9369.873 kHz 0600 UT July 10th. And re-check at
0633 UT revealed a RUSSIAN language broadcast! wb.

9369.873  WTJC in Russian at 0633 UT July 10.
Scheduled 0635-0640 UT. That 5-minute programme has been broadcast by WTJC
since 2005 (or around that time). A little addition: Mondays-Fridays only.
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR, dxld July 10)

See WRTH Summer Update newsletter, page43 on PDF file (Mauno Ritola-FIN)

VANUATU   3945  R Vanuatu, Emten Lagoon, 1151-1200, July 09, popular
Island music, 1159:30 UT woman in presumed Bislama, followed by a man with
what might have been a Bible devotion in English, 25342.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW July 11)

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

Buchhinweis

<http://www.amazon.de/Rundfunk-Faszination-H%C3%B6rfunk-Klaus-
Breitkopf/dp/3778539868>

Produktbeschreibungen, Kurzbeschreibung.

In diesem Buch wird die technische und technisch-organisatorische
Entwicklung des Hoerfunks in Deutschland von den Anfaengen 1923 bis heute
beschrieben. Hervorzuheben ist das umfangreiche und zum Teil bisher noch
nie veroeffentlichte Bildmaterial dieses Bandes, das dem Leser sowohl das
Vergangene als auch das Gegenwaertige deutlich naeher bringt.

Ueber den Autor Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Breitkopf war lange Jahre fuer den
Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) taetig und ist seit seiner Pensionierung
nebenberuflich als Aufsichtsrat und Repraesentant fuer Digitalen Hoerfunk
bei der Transradio SenderSysteme Berlin AG taetig. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Hans-
Joachim Manger war vor seinem Ruhestand Sendeleiter des SWF-Senders in
Koblenz und Abteilungsleiter der Sendermesstechnik des SWF in Baden-Baden.
Dipl.-Ing. Rolf Nusser war Lehrer an der Schule fuer Rundfunktechnik
(SRT), Nuernberg, im Bereich Sender- und Antennentechnik. Zuvor arbeitete
er im Entwicklungslabor (NF-Verstaerker) der Firma Grundig.

Gefunden auf der Seite <http://www.seefunknetz.de/homepage.htm>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX July 8)

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

WRTH A-12 mid-season update.

WRTH has released a mid-season update for the Summer/A season broadcasting
schedules file (which includes revised and updated schedules plus new
stations and frequency changes that have occurred since the beginning of
the season). The PDF can be downloaded, free of charge, from
<www.wrth.com>

<http://www.wrth.com/files/WRTH2012IntRadioSuppl3_A12SchedulesUpdate.pdf>
(WRTH via Mike Barraclough-UK, dxld July 11)
 
Best regards,
Michael Bethge
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg
GERMANY
 

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