WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - August 10th, 2012 (BC-DX #1077)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   7389.978  Radio Tirana's morning relay in Albanian. Interview
talk by male/female at 0710 UT Aug 8. Shijak site signal of S=9 heard here
in southern Germany. Talk about "Gazeta Armenia", the Armenian newspaper
and culture voice.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

AFGHANISTAN   6100 / 7200  Whatever happened to Radio Afghanistan? As so
often the case, stations come and then rapidly disappear. I haven't seen
RA reported since the winter time on 41 meters. Anyone know whether
they're still on the air, or have left temporarily, or for good?
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, dxld Aug 6)

ARMENIA   [formerly also via Tiganesti-Saftica-ROU relay]
15215, August 2 at *1358 UT, brand-new clear frequency for IRRS, as usual
starting clumsily with tail of some report in English about the Euro,
1358:25 UT cut to "Triumphal March from Aida" theme, and very brief ID,
"IRRS shortwave in Milano, signing on". Dead air past 1400 UT, then fade
up The Overcomer Ministry, joining in progress some black-sounding gospel
huxter other than BS, punxuated by hoots from the congregation.

Started at poor-fair level, S7 to peaks barely reaching S9+3 and weakened
progressively. Meanwhile I compared to TOM via WWRB 9385 kHz, but never
could figure out which was ahead of which, they were so far out of synch
as I was losing the IRRS signal. On 15215 kHz, IRRS will no longer have to
worry about colliding with irregular R. Africa on 15190 kHz.

Ron Norton had notified us of the new schedule, as 150 kW:
15215 kHz to Asia at 14-15 and also
new 17770 to Africa at 17-18, never mentioning it is still mostly Brother
Scare; as DX Re Mix News reports, these are still via Tiganeshti, ROMANIA,
at 100 and 187 degrees, respectively.

What a letdown after the majestic opening theme to hear nothing but BS.
Heard that again on 17770 kHz at 1659 UT tune-in August 2, now much better
signal than 15215 kHz had been. Same sign-on procedure and JIP (join in
progress) TOM, same non-BS g.h. as before. I again compared to 9385 kHz
WWRB (whose signal was axually weaker!), and easily found 17770 kHz
running exactly 60 seconds behind 9385 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 2)

Heard TOM 17770 kHz - probably from Gavar Armenia site ... brokered by
IRRS and Spaceline Ltd. too, two organizations to wash their hands in the
rent sum ...

Checked some remote receiver units in Europe.
Only well 17 MHz reception at right kilometer distance in U.K. and North
Sea coastline, signals as S=9+20dB and more.

All other central Europe locations, like Holland, Germany, Italy, Germany,
Austria and Moscow reception posts had addit dead zone echo, signals
arrived multi paths, direct partly -- and a 2nd signal travelled around
earth.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 2)

ARMENIA   9400  IRRS - Yerevan Gavar site, at 2154-2200* UT on Jun 27, man
announcer in English preaching (Brother Stair) with mentions of Overcomer
Ministry and Overcomer Radio Broadcast. Contact information in South
Carolina at end of program. Off without any IRRS announcements. Poor to
fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 2; via RUSdx Aug 5)

AUSTRALIA   Re VL8A Alice Springs site:
I visited the transmitter site in April 1986, not long after the NT
service went on the air. A guy at the Alice Springs ABC station gave me
directions to the site, not hard to find a few clicks down the Stuart
Highway past the airport. Right next to the highway. The ABC station
didn't have much to do with the programming of the station at the time;
that came down the track from Darwin, also to Katherine and Tennant Creek.

I've been to Katherine a couple of times since, but never had the time to
track down their transmitter. The Alice Springs transmitter was automated
and unmanned novel for that time), and I think the ABC engineer only went
out to the site as needed. I dug out the negatives I shot during the stop-
off to catch a flight out (good thing they didn't have digicams back then,
eh? probably wouldn't be able to open the file now) and looking at them
the antenna consisted of two masts, with a V-shaped antenna between them
that was fed from the bottom of the V (that's the extent of my antenna
expertise). I recall reading that transmitter has been replaced at least
once, and no wonder the climate there is brutal.
(Chuck Albertson-WA-USA, dxld July 27)

AUSTRALIA   2368.5  R. Symban, at 1138-1204* UT on Aug 8. Phenomenal
reception! By far one of their best days; Greek music and songs; sign off
announcement with frequency. Still with heavy summertime QRN.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

AUSTRIA   7400  TWR Europe via ORS Moosbrunn relay site, "Book Moses"
review t 0715 UT Aug 8, S=9+25dB powerful signal towards western Europe,
// 6105 M&B Nauen relay site too. 0700-0750 UT scheduled.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

7225  Neben der kastrierten ORF Sendung auf 6155 kHz ist auch noch TWR in
Polnisch aus Moosbrunn in dieser fruehen Morgenstunde in der Luft. Ab 0543
UT mit dem markanten Pausensignal von Trans World Radio (Monte Carlo hiess
es frueher in der Ansage), taeglich 0545-0600 UT. Starkes S=9+30dB Signal,
mit 300 kW laesst sich 'gut senden'.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

BANGLADESH   Radio Bangladesh sked on their website: The latest schedule
of Radio Bangladesh External Services is available in the following link
(which matches with what was monitored):
<http://www.betar.org.bd/externalservices.html>

Bangladesh 7250 - Last WRTH 2010 sked is all on 7250 kHz and seem to be
following it and in between maybe as a test filler with Bangla. Good
signals. TX has a bit of a hum.

ENGLISH
1230-1300 SoEaAS/SoAS       1745-1815* EUR VOIslam    1815-1900 EUR
ARABIC    1600-1630 ME
BENGALI   1630-1730 ME      1915-2000 EU
HINDI     1515-1545 SoAS    NEPALI 1315-1345 SoAS

Monitoring Observations of Radio Bangladesh External Services, yesterday
on 7250 kHz. 1230-1300 English   1315-1345 Nepali   1400-1430 Urdu
Around 1600-1630 Arabic, 1630- Bangla
(The sked above is incomplete, more monitoring needed)

Email id announced is
<betar.external @ yahoo.com>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Aug 8)

Bangladesh Betar - new transmitter built up on 7250 kHz, test
transmissions of foreign service. Quite good reception this evening from
Bangladesh Betar external service, resumed on 7250 kHz with a new
transmitter.

Heard here from tune-in at 1630 UT when it was carrying Bengali until
s/off 1730 UT. After a 15 minute pause, the English service commenced at
1745 UT with ID, programme preview and news - currently in progress.
English to Europe is scheduled to continue until 1900 UT. Announced as
"Bangladesh Betar overseas service". Great to hear this back on SW, it
must be at least 3 years since the old 7250 kHz transmitter failed.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK Aug 7)

7250  Dhaka audio quality IS NOT CLEAN.
At 1414 UT Aug 7th, local Asian subcontinent lady singer performed. Around
1405 UT, seemingly news reading. But at 1340 to 1347 UT close-down heard
1020 Hertz test tone continously. BCasting pause after 1347 UT, switched
OFF totally. From 1400 UT onwards heard accompanied by a 140 to 160 Hertz
buzz HUM tone also, also heard during pauses when music stopped and
control level is high, at 1418 UT. !

[later]  Re 7250 kHz co-channel, before Vatican Radio Rosario starts at
1840 UT, heard both Radio Bangladesh AHEAD with ID at 1818 UT on even
7250 kHz, here on S=9+25dB level,

and PROBABLY AIR Malayalam from Goa Panaji til 1830 UT on
o d d  7249.979 kHz.

Nearby Ethiopia in Somali 7234.729 ... wandering up to x.734 kHz, as
usual.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 7)

Bangladesh Betar - 7250 kHz.
Meanwhile, BB has kept 7250 in the HFCC registration books; note the
nominal azimuth changes:
7250 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140 BGD NBA
7250 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320 BGD NBA
7250 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290 BGD NBA
7250 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305 BGD NBA
7250 1600 1730 39,40 DKA 250 290 BGD NBA
7250 1730 2000 27    DKA 250 320 BGD NBA

but that has not kept other stations from using it, some of which may now
want to reconsider, disregarding those in the 20-12 UT period: Goa, India
to Iran, and as already noted worse, China with an hour in Nepali from
Xi'an, and worst of all, Vatican to Europe when BB is aiming at Europe
too; additional SMG transmissions at +1155-1840 conveniently expired
June 30:

7250 1500 1600 53,57 XIA 500 252  Nepali     CHN CRI RTC
7250 1600 1830 39,40 PAN 250 300  Pers/Mal.  IND AIR AIR
7250 1840 1900 28N   SMG 250 4    Latin      CVA VAT VAT
7250 1900 1930 28N   SMG 250 4    Mul        CVA VAT VAT
7250 1930 2020 27    SMG 250 326  Fr/En      CVA VAT VAT
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 7)

BANGLADESH    Observations of Radio Bangladesh Betar August 6 and 7:
1630-1730  7250*DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME in Bangla
1745-1815  7250*DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in English (Voice of Islam)
1815-1900  7250*DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in English
1915-2000  7250 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in Bangla
* co-ch 1615-1830 AIR in Farsi/Malayalam & 1840-1900 Vatican Radio in
Latin

New test frequency of Radio Bangladesh Betar from August 8 and continues:
1630-1730 15520 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME in Bangla
1745-1815 15520 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in English (Voice of Islam)
1815-1900 15520 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in English
1915-2000 15520 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR in Bangla
1630-1725 co-ch VOTurkey in English also to NE/ME!
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

Khabipur 10 most modern SW curtain antennas by Made in China design,
in north-eastern corner at 60/240 and 125/305 degr azimuth.
<http://goo.gl/maps/eaGnb>

Also older lower dipol antennas and non-dir corner-reflector-like antenna,
south-westerly at 45 65 115 155 225 245 295 335 degr azimuth.
<http://goo.gl/maps/1ATQS>

And a lot of more WOODEN registrations of Dhaka too:
17660 0000 0200 49,54 DKA 250 135
15125 0300 0400 41    DKA 250 305
 6165 0400 1000 41    DKA  50 0
15320 0500 0600 40    DKA 250 305
 9590 0700 0900 37,38 DKA 250 290

15105 1100 1300 49,54 DKA 250 135
 7250 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140
 9550 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140
11995 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140
13605 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140
13700 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140
15505 1200 1300 49    DKA 250 140

 6170 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
 7250 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
 9550 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
11915 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
11995 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
13700 1300 1400 42    DKA 250 320
 7200 1300 1600 41    DKA  50 0
 6195 1300 1800 41    DKA  50 0

 7250 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290
 9550 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290
11995 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 305
13700 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290
13715 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290
15505 1400 1500 41    DKA 250 290
 5995 1400 1600 41    DKA  50 0

 7250 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305
 9550 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305
11995 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 290
13700 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305
13715 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305
15505 1500 1600 41    DKA 250 305
15320 1500 1700 39,40 DKA 250 290

13700 1600 1700 39,40 DKA 250 290
15505 1600 1700 39,40 DKA 250 290
17695 1600 1700 39,40 DKA 250 290
17825 1600 1700 39,40 DKA 250 290
 7250 1600 1730 39,40 DKA 250 290
 9550 1600 1730 39,40 DKA 250 290
11995 1600 1730 39,40 DKA 250 290
11915 1700 2000 27    DKA 250 320
13700 1700 2000 39,40 DKA 250 290
15505 1700 2000 27    DKA 250 320
 6170 1730 2000 27,28 DKA 250 320
 7105 1730 2000 27,28 DKA 250 320
 7250 1730 2000 27    DKA 250 320
 9550 1730 2000 27    DKA 250 320
11995 1730 2000 27    DKA 250 320
 7210 2300 2400 44    DKA 250  45

BANGLADESH   Bangladesh Betar on new 15520 kHz.

I recommend you report this too to
<rrc @ dhaka.net>
<betar.external @ yahoo.com>

they will QSL and this recordings & reports are very much appreciated. I
hope when it goes regular you will find the 1230-1300 UT English Broadcast
with good quality reception. Actually Ethiopia is trying to jam possible
Eritrean transmission so white noise jamming observed on 15520 kHz
frequently in Europe and Egypt too.
(Partha Sarathi Goswami-IND, dxld Aug 10)

Bangladesh Betar Test Transmission on 7250 and 15520 kHz.
Observation From Assam. Here are my monitoring observation for the
Bangladesh Betar test transmission of 06th August 2012 on 7250 kHz. I have
tried this frequency from 0955 UT and tried time to time till 1830 UT, but
unfortunately I never got a clear reception on this frequency. On the
other hand BDB reception on 4750 kHz is always clear at my QTH here in
Jorhat, Assam.

0955-1010 UT: Heard some Bengali Songs followed by Station ID at 1000 UT
and after that more Bengali songs followed. RECEPTION REMARK: STATIC NOISE
AND INTERFERENCE. SINPO-33323

1300-1315 UT: Station ID given by a female presenter in Bengali followed
by music/song. After that heard some talks on social issues in Bengali.
RECEPTION REMARK: STRONG SPLASH FROM THE CHINESE STATION AT 7255 kHz,
NOISE AND FADING. SINPO-22222

1600-1610 UT: BDB almost inaudible due to strong Chinese signal on this
frequency.

1700-1710 UT: Bengali announcement heard with Station ID followed by news
in Bengali read by one male presenter. RECEPTION REMARK: STRONG
INTERFERENCE/SPLASH FROM CHINESE CHANNEL, NOISE. SINPO-22222

1800-1815 UT: News bulletin in English read my a male presenter followed
by program Voice of Islam which began with chants from Quran.
RECEPTION REMARK: MUCH BETTER RECEPTION THAN ALL PREVIOUS OBSERVATION. BUT
STILL LOTS OF DISTURBANCE AND INTERFERENCE NOTED. SINPO-33333
(Prithwiraj Purkayastha-IND, dxld Aug 7)

15520  Bangladesh Betar, at 1743-1859* UT on August 9 with poor reception
and sounded like some white noise jamming. Was in English, but hard to
make out a lot of what was said; just bits and pieces. Thanks again to
Swopan Chakroborty for the tip about this frequency.

Highlights:
1743: External Service IS; time pips; news in English; break in the news
for ID: "This is Bangladesh Betar bringing you the news"; weather
("thundershowers"); followed by "News Commentary".

1801: Reciting from the Qur'an.

1830: Seemed to be the Voice of Islam program in English; clearly talking
in English about the holy month of Ramadan and holy Qur'an. Not sure just
when this program actually started, 1801?

1836: Interesting break in the program to play pop song by Sting, "I'll Be
Watching You".

1845: End of program; played pop and rap songs (Celine Dion "If You Asked
Me To", etc.)

1859: sounded like sign off announcement and went to test tone.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Aug 10)

Bangladesh 15520 kHz Aug 09, at 1730 UT heard a - acc Perseus browser -
1029 Hertz test tone.

1755 UT, and Ethiopian jamming like WHITE NOISE digital signal is also
again UNDERNEATH program audio from Dhaka on 15511 to 15529 kHz frequency
range.

Maybe the BBEF Made in China firm delivered that jamming audio option
facility also on their modulator PC, but engineers at Dhaka Khabipur CAN't
HANDLE that properly ?

[later] WHITE NOISE comes ACCOMPANIED from the Dhaka MODULATOR PC, heard
when tuned in at 16.28 til about 16.44 UT on Aug 10,

and STOPPED noise audio by switch of the engineering personell around 1645
UT tonight.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 9/10)

Seems like this brand new no doubt DRM-capable transmitter needs some
adjustment or operator familiarization to get rid of any DRM-like
emissions whilst supposed to be in AM-only mode.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 10)

BRAZIL   Einige Brasilianer auch noch in der Daemmerungszone ueber dem
Atlantik: 5940.150 Voz Missionaria Camboriu, SC, sowie Super R Deus e
Amor, Curitiba, PR auf 9565.059 und 11764.923 kHz mit dem endlosen Sermon
in Portugiesisch.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

CHILE   Visita al centro emisor de "Calera de Tango, Santiago, Chile"
CVC La Voz.

Today's entry in my blog features a photo report, made by Chilean DXer
Luis Valderas after a trip he made along with two DXfellows to Calera de
Tango, Chile SW transmitter site, on las Aug 4. The pics were originally
published in his Facebook wall. The post has been enriched with general
info (in Spanish language) on CVC La Voz, one of it users.

<http://lagalenadelsur.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/chile-visita-al-centro-
emisor-de-calera-de-tango-cvc-la-voz/>

(Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky-URG, hcdx Aug 6)

CHINA   9519.983  Seldom odd frequency from PRC:
PBS Nei Menggu Mandarin sce on odd channel, S=9 signal heard on remote
unit in CA-USA, at 1210 UT on Aug 8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

5050  CNR1, randomly from 1134 to 1300* UT on Aug 8. What is this all
about? Noted for the first time today! // 6125 kHz (strong); in Chinese
mixing with and underneath Beibu Bay Radio (BBR); after 1300 UT BBR in the
clear with their usual fair reception in Vietnamese. Strange! At first I
was thinking it might be the return of the Voice of Strait after many
years of being off this frequency, but turned out to be // to CNR1. I
listen here daily for about 10 to 15 minutes checking for the return of
the low powered Australian station, Ozy Radio, but not heard yet.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

COLOMBIA   5909.943  Ein Dauerbrenner ist Alcaravan Radio aus Kolumbien,
praktisch jeden morgendlichen Tag hier in Europa aufzunehmen. S=8 Signal
heute um 0510 UT Aug 10.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

CROATIA   7409.993  Croatian Foreign Radio Zagreb Deanovec, performance of
Croatian Big Band music and modern pop music at 0720 UT Aug 8, S=9+10dB
signal strength here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

DIEGO GARCIA   4319-USB  AFN, at 1322-1344 UT on Aug 8. Phenomenal
reception! Perfect grayline reception!! DG sunset 1311 UT, my local
sunrise 1319 UT; daily I check here and only hear strong QRM from the NATO
STANAG signal (per Al Muick), but that was totally absent today (very
rare!); program of C&W songs; listeners calling in talk about the
Olympics; "American Forces Network" IDs; military spots (US Marines
training exercise in the Hawaii; "This is one minute of American history"
(San Francisco 1906 quake); promo for "Air Guard"; defines A-W-O-L; etc.);
back to C&W songs.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

EGYPT   11560  also, - so scheussliche Signale hatten wir heute nicht beim
SSB Ham Radio Kontest: Radio Kairo Deutsch aus Abis auf 11560 kHz noch 19
bis 20 UT, schrappelt heute im Bereich 11502 bis hoch auf 11600 kHz.

11560  terrible audio range on 11502-11600 kHz, of Radio Cairo German from
Abis tx site at 1900-2000 UT Aug 5.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 5)

Frequency changes of Radio Cairo from July 19:
1800-1900 NF 9805 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Italian,  ex6270
1900-2000 NF11560 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR German,   ex6270
2000-2115 NF11560 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French,   ex6270
2115-2245 NF11890 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English,  ex6270
2300-0030 NF 9965 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to NoEaAM English, ex6270
0030-0430 NF 9965 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to NoEaAM Arabic,  ex6270
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

FRENCH GUIANA   21689.950 odd !  500 kW at 75degr, 12-13 UT.
RFI Paris French to Africa via Montsinery-GUF site til Sept 1st, but to be
replaced via Issoudun site, 500kW 185degr, from Sept 2nd. Other 13 mb
transmissions at same time: SEY 21470, KWT 21540, RFI 21580, REE
21610.008, RRW 21780, UAE 21840 kHz. At 1600 UT WHRI 21630.006 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

GABON   9580  Fuer Moegende jener zentralafrikanischen froehlichen Musik,
heute mal wieder Radio Africa No. One aus Moyabi gehoert, am besten
morgens 05-07 UT, und auch noch das Notchfilter gegen Radio Media-1 Nador
9575 kHz hinein kerben, dann geht es praechtig.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

GERMANY   9610  Aus der anderen Richtung sendet Wertachtal ein
oppositionelles Signal nach Nigeria WeAF.

Von R Miami-Int/MBR gebrokert, nennt sich Hamada Radio International in
der Hausa Sprache, nur Montags-Freitags um 0530-0600 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

GERMANY   6070.006  Radio 6150 / 6070 from Ingolstadt Rohrbach in Bavaria
at 0700 UT Aug 8. Muffled old disc recordings of pop music late 60ties.
Tiny S=5-6 signal on remote SDR unit. Very heavy QRM by adjacent Vatican
Radio program, interval signal S=9+30dB on 6075 kHz til - latter -close-
down at 07.06 UT.

Mostly free 6070 kHz channel during daytime in summer season, but will
suffer heavy in coming winter season, formerly 6150 kHz channel was much
better solution than 6070 in winter season.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

15225   AWR religious sermon in Arabic language, registered 07-08 UT
relay, via M&B Wertachtal to NoWeAF and WeAF, Sahel zone. 0735 UT Aug 8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

GERMANY    Some M&BR changes

Radio Dardasha 7
0330-0345 NF  9440 WER 125 kW 105 deg to WeAs Persian, ex 9460

OGM Radio Horiyo Ogadeniya
1600-1630 NF 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg Tue/Sat to EaAf Somali, ex 15170

Voice of Oromiyan Liberation Front:
1700-1730 15170 WER 125 kW 135 deg Sun to EaAf Oromo, ex 1600-1630 ISS 500

Pan American Broadcasting (PAB)
1930-2030  9515 WER 250 kW 150 deg Wed/Sat to NoAf English till Sep.22
1930-2030  9515 WER 250 kW 150 deg Sat     to NoAf English from Sep.23

HCJB Global Voice
2215-2245 NF 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA German, ex 2300-2400 9835 SGO
2245-2300 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA Kulina,    ex same freq. via SGO
2300-0045 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA Portuguese, ex same freq via SGO
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

GERMANY/KUWAIT/PHILIPPINES/SRI LANKA
Frequency changes for Voice of America:
1000-1030 NF17840 IRA 250 kW 239 deg to SoAF, ex17850 Portuguese Sat/Sun
1400-1500 NF15215*WER 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS, ex11640 Kurdish
1500-1530 NF 9540 PTH 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS, ex 9580 Uzbek
*strong co-ch IRRS Brother Stair TOM in English via TIG to same target
area

Additional frequency of Radio Free Asia in Tibetan from Aug 6:
2200-2300 11975 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to CeAS // 7505  9815  9880
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

GERMANY   LW 183  -  One of the four masts of the 183 kHz antenna at
Felsberg (Saarland) has been partly destroyed this morning. Its upper
parts broke off, apparently after guy ropes ruptured:
<http://www.sr-online.de/nachrichten/1668/1463055.html>

(The article, which btw. is written in remarkably poor German and uses
send in photos without paying royalties, obvious from the "Foto: privat"
credit, specifies the location as Berus, which is another, larger but more
distant village.)

Apparently the two mast back-up antenna is now in use instead, obvious
from the reception in Germany which is clean now. On the main antenna it
uses to be horribly distorted trash, caused by the circumstance that it
uses a very deep null (quoted are up to 20 dB) which effectively
suppresses the carrier but has way too little bandwith to do the same with
the sidebands, too.

The incident has perhaps not been noted in France at all, no own reports
from Europe 1 have been spotted so far.

Here's some material from the seventies. I'm not aware of any more recent
documentations, including the basic details of the transmission equipment
which very likely has been replaced since:
<http://tvignaud.pagesperso-orange.fr/am/e1/fr-e1.htm>
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Aug 8)

to be continued ...
Europe 1 mast threatens to fall. Reception quality on 183 kHz in
Frankfurt-Stuttgart-Munich area is much better now on 2-mast reserve unit
than on 4-mast beast, - at present (August 8, 14 UT).

Long Wave station Europe 1 torn backstays.
The two towers replacement transmitter is in the air, a very long feeder
line to the mast in 1820 meters distance west, seen also on the movie

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LExYtuQzFyQ>

two reserve masts at  49 17 05.23 N  06 39 27.96  E
<http://goo.gl/maps/gDnvW>

Antenna direction 220 degrees covering all Frankreisssch towards Pau -
Toulouse direction, and SCREENED at 40 degrees towards "exGDR East German
maritime fleet Seerederei Rostock area".

Have never received such undisturbed, without confusion and scratching
zone Hum Buzz of the audio from Saarlouis - as now - is one.

Here in Stuttgart Germany, the signal is identical strong to the 153 kHz
DLF Donebach transmission strength at present.

The lower backstays have the mast residue at the foot still held in the
air, so it shows the photo.

If the German cultural particularism would not, indeed could be Europe-1
on 261 kHz to be rebuilt, the former GDR Burg site does not need it
anymore in the future? DLR could move in-channel on 180 kHz then, or vice-
versa DLR on 261 kHz, Europe-1 on exact 180 kHz.

LW antenna modifications, however, are much larger major renovation work
...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 9)

Europe 1 mast threatens to fall. This is my first contribution to bdxc-
news , and I wish I'd had better news to report...

The Europe1 signal on 183 kHz LW may be sightly weaker these days after
the station had to feed the signal to the spare mast when a guy-wire broke
at the 280m-high main one, which is reported to have "folded" 80 meters
from the top.

It is likely to collapse any time and it may have to be dismantled
altogether.

The news was NOT reported at all on Europe-1, but was covered extensively
in the German media (the TX being located on German territory).

Reception of 183 is much better today here in southern England. We are on
the edge of the usual beam. As well-known German DXer Kai Ludwig has
pointed out, if you are off the main beam of 183, the carrier is
suppressed to a greater degree than the sidebands, so the signal sounds
overmodulated when listening in AM mode.

Today, the audio quality on 183 is as good as the lovely modulation on
162 and 234 kHz. Signal strength also seems to have improved.

I assume that the great majority of Europe 1 listeners in France do so on
FM.

Re: Europe 1 mast threatens to fall.
I guess the spare masts have more or less an omni-directional pattern and
I'm afraid this might cause havoc, as it may well cause interference to
the Oranienburg outlet on 177 kHz.

Several decades ago, Europe 1 and the East-Germans struck a deal (with the
help of the French foreign ministry) which brought about the current
split-channel situation, Oranienburg moving down 3 kHz from the initial
180 kHz nominal frequency, with Europe 1 going the other way, with a
radiation pattern set up so as to send as little signal as possible
eastward.

But that agreementl breaches the German telecom regulations especially
since, after the German reunification, West-German law has been substitued
for East-German law.

This may well end up in some judicial imbroglio, the question being: is
the agreement still legal, when on the German side it was made according
to a set of laws that are themselves now regarded as illegal, namely those
of the former Est-German state. (I should have studied law, shouldn't I???
;-)  )

The status quo has been maintained until now as there were no problems.
But no doubt the German telecom authorities will take up this opportunity
to raise the issue again, since the presence of Europe1 on German soil has
always been a thorn in the flesh for them.

As regards FM coverage,  I drive around extensively in the east of France
and there are still many places where I have to switch to LW, even though
Europe 1 is the one private station in France that has made most efforts
in terms of FM coverage. And we shouldn't forget that there is a faithful
audience in the other two French-speaking countries, namely Belgium adn
Switzerland, that relies very much on LW, even if the station is present
on many cable networks.
(Remy Fries-F, BrDXC-Uk Aug 9)

IRAN   17550  Tehran-IRN in Deutsch. Irgendwie bekommen die Techniker
heute frueh ihren Akt nicht zusammen, die sind noch gestresst von den
Erfolgen persischer Sportler in London?

Das deutsche Program aus Tehran 0730-0827 UT Aug 8 sehr stark auf Sirjan
17610 kHz wird immer wieder auch auf dem Kanal 17550 kHz aufgeschaltet
(Kamalabad), dann ab 0744 UT endlich aber auch mit dem regulaeren
arabischen Programm, unten drunter gestoert von einen chinesischen CNR1
Programm gestoert.

17550  IRIB's Arabic channel from Kamalabad carried the wrong language
audio program at 0730-0744 UT Aug 8, switched from German section at this
slot, in // to powerhouse 500 kW from Sirjan site on 17610 kHz.

21670.016  IRIB Tehran the Voice of Iran from 500 kW powerhouse Sirjan
site, // 17560 kHz registered Malay 1230-1327 UT, with interval signal at
1228-1230 UT, S=9+10dB strength. But others less strong from IRN on
Chinese sce at 1200-1257 UT on 21500 and 21650 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8/10)

JAPAN    TOKYO HAM FAIR 2012

This annual event is to be held on 25th and 26th of August at Tokyo Big
Site. JSWC will open our own booth to promote short wave radio listening.
Our booth number is J-45. We will have a special lecture during the Fair.
The topic to be presented is radio world topics in the past 10 years by
Mr. Akabayashi, an administrator of Gekkan Tampa, a popular monthly short
wave news on the web.

This year is our club's 60th anniversary, so we will have a big
celebration party at Hotel Sun Route Ariake in the evening of 25th during
the HAM Fair. We anticipate many club members and foreign broadcasters to
join the party.

We are also planning to print the booklet titled JSWC's 60th Years in
Japanese to cover 10-year activities of the club and various radio topics
in the past 10 years, as we did for our 50th anniversary book, which
covered 50-year activities. Both 50th anniversary and 60th anniversary
books will also be published in CD format at this occasion. These are only
in Japanese.

Special radio programs celebrating 60th anniversary are in progress.
During the month of July, HCJB Japanese Service aired 3 special programs,
and KBS World Radio aired a special program on 17th of July. All of these
programs were in Japanese. We are planning to broadcast a special English
program sometime this fall, and the schedule will be announced when the
detail is defined. A special QSL card will be issued.

This is all for this month and hope you enjoy this.
Toshi Ohtake, Japan Short Wave Club
JSWC, P.O.Box 44, Kamakura 248-8691, Japan
(via Dario Monferini-ITA, playdx yg via dxld)

KOREA D.P.R.   A-12 Transmission Schedule of the Voice of Korea,
Pyongyang,
DPR Korea valid suring summer 2012.

0700 Japanese 621 9650.004 11865.025 J
0700 Korean (PBS) 7220.008 9344.980 NE CHN
0700 Russian      9974.962 11735.017 FE
0700 Russian     13760.021 15244.975 Eu
                 S=7 signal in GER at 0715 UT Aug 9

Martial Korean brass music followed by VERY SWEET lady singer song, noted
0730 to 0800 UT Aug 9, on various home sce channels targeted also to
southern Korea. All BUILT UP / reshuffeled by very new Chinese shortwave
transmitters of BBEF Made in China firm for KCBS Pyongyang Kanggye in week
of March 2nd to 5th, 2012.

All these are always exact on frequency NOW since March 2012 !

I guess these are new SW units, Made in China by BBEF, which North Korean
personell had installation training last year in June 2011 at BBEF firm.

Korean domestic langs programm noted today on very exact 6100.000 6250.000
6400.000 9665.000 11680.000 kHz.

Checked at Japanese and Australian SDR remote units against
WWV, WWVH, RWM, CHU, Nikkei, RA Shepparton, R Rossii Magadan. Also
against RID Angarsk 5004, 10004, 15004 kHz. 52 31 50.72 N  103 51 55.11 E
<http://irkutsk.com/radio/tis.htm>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 9)

KUWAIT/MARIANA ISLANDS {Tinian}/PHILIPPINES/THAILAND
VOA Uzbek, jammed by mainland China jamming service.

CNR1 heavy jamming of S=9+30dB powerhouse against VOA Uzbek language
service daily at 1500-1530 UT, to cover national speakers in western China
on UZB/KGZ border.

Weak 9580PHT, mixture on 11920TIN, best Uzbek reception on 11930UDO
channel, and powerful jammed 15100KWT relay transmission.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

MARIANA ISLS  {Tinian or Saipan?}  9489.989  Odd signal at 1205 UT Aug
8.Heavy North Korean jamming against VOA Korean service from Tinian
island, scheduled 12-13 UT. Odd frequency which indicates that Saipan site
tx is used instaed ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

MOLDOVA   15355  Guten Abend!  Wer hilft mir mit der 15355 kHz jetzt?
(Andreas Tschauder-D, A-DX Aug 6)

15355  -  [towards ETHIOPIA]  1700-1800 UT Mons only.
Probably opposition  ESAT RADIO in Amharic, of TDP Ludo Maes in Belgium
brokered, bcast  n o t  every day, via Grigoriopol Maiac site in Moldova,
area fence direct on the frontier line of MDA-Ukraine situated.

And also 20 kHz digital NOISE FLOOR White Noise jamming from Addis Ababa-
ETH underneath, broadband on 15345-15365 kHz today, like fizzy DRM noise
signal.

Hopping also, maybe next week vary to 15390 kHz central frequency then.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 6)

17870  R Xoriyo Ogadeniya in Somali, an Ethiopian opposite radio program,
brokered by TDP via Grigoriopol Maiac tx site, Tue/Fri only at 1600-1630
UT, heard today and accompanied WHITE NOISE jamming like 20 kHz wide DRM
signal was on high 17870 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

NIGERIA   15120  Voice of Nigeria Ikorodu, political news in French at 0dd
time 0728 UT Aug 8. Transmission covered/accompanied by 50 Hertz BUZZ HUM
audio signal, S=9 to S=9+5dB here in Europe. Madame commentary on Syrian
terrorist/partizan fights, and Kurdish separate state area in northern
Syria.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

OTHR  two OTHR signals midst on 19 mb broadcast band:
15197-15221 kHz wide BUZZ oscillating at 0730 UT, and another on 15589-
15611 kHz at 0737 UT Aug 8, latter S=6-7 signal from Cyprus or Turkey?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

PERU   Radio Logos new Peruvian station is marked by many radio amateurs
in the air at a frequency of 4810 kHz from July this year. OAW9A Radio
Logos is running in the Iglesia Evangelica Central Chazuta near Tarapoto
in northern Peru and is designed to broadcast Christian programs for the
Amazon region of Peru. Radio Logos was marked by the end of the transfer
of the morning local time, approximately 1100 UT and local time in the
evening around 0300 UT. The transmitter power of 1 kW. From the station
manager of a pastor Jairo Sangama can be contacted via e-mail or phone
<agiazo @ hotmail.com> 042793834 or 942757969. The station is located at
Chazuta is Jiron Arica 3ra cuadra sin numero.
(DXing.info, Aug 6, via midxb-RUS)

RUSSIA   9560  Voice of Russia in English at 12-13 UT time slot heard at
fair S=7 signal level on remote SDR unit on Vancouver BC-CAN. Registered
09-16 UT in various language to South East Asia, from Far Eastern Russia
Vladivostok Razdolnye relay site.

15170  Suffering signal but fair on clear channel, Voice of Russia Chita
relay in English at 1000-1100 UT, S=6 signal here on backlobe in Europe,
Aug 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8/9)

RUSSIA    Updated summer A-12 for Voice of Russia:

Arabic
1600-1700  5925  7305 12060 12065 12110
1700-1800  1314  5925  7305  9345 11795 12060 12065 12110
1800-1900  1314  7305  9345 12060 12110
1900-2000  1314  7315  9345  9900 12060 12110
2000-2100  1314  7315  9895 12060 12110

Chechen
0500-0600   171   657
1200-1300   171   657
2000-2100   171   657

Chinese
1000-1200   648  6075
1200-1300   648   801  1080  6075
1300-1400   648  9560

Dari/Pashto
1200-1400   648  1503  4975 15510

English WS
0000-0100  9665  9800
0100-0200   648   972  1503  9665  9800
0200-0300   648   972  1503  9665 15425
0300-0400   648   972  1314  1503  9665 15425
0400-0500  1314  1323 13775 15760
0500-0600  1323 13775
0600-0800  1323 11830 DRM#1 21800 21810
0800-0900  1323  9850 DRM#1 11830 DRM#1 21800 21810
0900-1000  9560  9850 DRM#1 11830 DRM#1 15170 21800 21810
1000-1100  9560 11500 15170
1100-1200  9560 11500 12030 DRM#1 12065
1200-1300   972  9445 DRM#1  9560  9850 DRM#1 11500 12030 DRM#1
1300-1400   972  9560  9850 DRM#1 12065 12095 DRM#1
1400-1500   648  1251  4975  9560 11500 11840 12095 DRM#1
1500-1600  1251  1503  4975  9560 11840 15640
1600-1700  1503  1251  4975  6070 DRM#1  7285  7370 DRM#1 11985
1700-1800   648  1251  1503  4975  7285  7370 DRM#1 11985 12040
1800-1900   648  1503  4975  7370 DRM#1  9880 DRM#1  9900 12040
1900-2100  6155 DRM#1 12040
2100-2200  6155 DRM#1
2200-2300  9800
2300-2400  9665  9800

French
1600-1700  9745  9900 11635 12000
1700-1800  9745  9900 11610 11635 12000
1800-1900  9880 DRM#1 11610 11635 12000 12050 15465
1900-2000   558  1323  6155 DRM#2 11635 12000 12050 15465
2000-2100   558  1323  6155 DRM#2 11635 12000

German
0900-1000   630   693  1323  1431  9850 DRM#2 11830 DRM#2 15700
1000-1100   630   693  1323  1431  9850 DRM#2 15700
1100-1200   630   693  1323  1431  9850 DRM#2
1500-1700   630   693  1323  1431  6155 DRM#1 12010 12095 DRM#1
1700-1800   630  1323  1431  6155 DRM#2  9880 DRM#2 12010
1800-1900   630   693  1323  1431 12010

Hindi
1300-1400  9445 DRM#1  9670 11500
1500-1600   972  9445 DRM#1  9670  9745

Italian
1700-1800   558  6155 DRM#1  9880 DRM#1 12050 15465
2130-2230  1548

Japanese
1200-1400   720  7235  7340

Kurdish
0500-0600 15760
1500-1600  5925

Mongolian Mon-Sat
1300-1400   801  1080  6075

Persian
1500-1700   648  1314  1377  9345 12015

Polish
1700-1800   693  1143  9615

Portuguese
2100-2200  5920  6155 DRM#2
2200-2400 12060

Russian WS
0000-0100   657   801  1395  9430
0100-0200   657   801  1314  1395  9430
0200-0300   171   657   801  1314  1395  9430 11965
0300-0400   171   657   801 11965
0400-0500   171   621   630   657   693   801   999  1395  1548 11965
0500-0600   621   630   693   801   999  1395  1431  1548 11965
0600-0700   171   621   630   693   801   999  1431  1548 11830 DRM#2
0700-0800   171   621   630   693   801   999  1431 11830 DRM#2
0800-0900   171   621   630   657   693   801   999  1395  1431
           9850 DRM#2 11830 DRM#2
0900-1000   171   621   657   801   999  1395
1000-1200   171   621   657   801   999  1395  9850 DRM#1
1200-1300   621   630   693   801   999  1323  1395  1431  5925  9745
           9850 DRM#2 12085 13870
1300-1400   171   621   630   657   693   801   999  1323  1395  1431
           5925  9465  9745  9850 DRM#2 11860 12015 12095 DRM#2 13870
1400-1500   171   621   630   657   693   801   999  1323  1395  1431
           5925  7285  9900 11860 12015 13870
1500-1600   171   621   657   801   999  1026  1089  1143  1215  1395
           7285  9615  9900 11635 12015 12040
1600-1700   171   657   801   999  1026  1089  1143  1170  1215  1395
           6070 DRM#2  7310  9615 11730 15640
1700-1800   171   657   801   999  1026  1089  1170  1215  1395  1494
           1548  7310 11730 12015 15640
1800-1900   171   657   801  1026  1089  1170  1143  1215  1395  1413
           1494  7310
1900-2000   171   630   657   693   801  1026  1089  1170  1323  1395
           1143  1413  1431  7310
2000-2100   630   693   801   999  1026  1143  1170  1215  1395  1431
2100-2200   630   657   693   801   999  1143  1170  1395  6155 DRM#2
2200-2300   657   801  1395  9465 12155
2300-2400   657  9430 12155

Serbo-Croatian
1500-1700  6155 DRM#2 11610 12095 DRM#2
2000-2130  1548  9470

Spanish
0000-0500 12060 12155
2000-2100  5920

Turkish
0100-0300  1377
0300-0500  1350
1300-1400  1350
1400-1500  1170  1350  7325 11985
1500-1600  1170  7325 11985
2100-2230  1314

Urdu
1400-1500   972  9445 DRM#1  9670  9745

Uzbek
1700-1800  1503

Vietnamese
1200-1300 12065
DRM#1=Channel 1
DRM#2=Channel 2
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

SRI LANKA/TAJIKISTAN   Voice of Wilderness. Trincomalee-CLN 15180 kHz &
Dushanbe-Yangi Yul-TJK 15630 kHz. At 1300-1330 UT on August 6. A woman and
then a man spoke in Korean with 2 vocal solos. Signal strength: 15180
fair; 15630 poor.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer Aug 7)

SRI LANKA    The Story of Radio Broadcasting in Sri Lanka - 13
THE LARGE DEUTSCHE WELLE RELAY STATION AT TRINCOMALEE.

The picturesque and strategic harbor at Trincomalee is situated on the
east coast of the island of Sri Lanka, at around one third of the way down
the total eastern coastline. The harbor is well attested in ancient times,
and it was visited by the famous Italian explorer and traveler, Marco
Polo, on his return visit from China in the year 1292.

The harbor was in use by the British Royal Navy as a submarine base during
World War 2, acting as a guard point to the wide Bay of Bengal. There was
also a British Royal Air Force base nearby.

On August 12, 1980, representatives from Deutsche Welle in Germany and the
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in Colombo signed a mutual agreement,
whereby a large radio broadcasting station, mediumwave & shortwave, would
be constructed at the former Royal Navy Base, a dozen miles north of
Trincomalee Harbor. This original agreement provided for one mediumwave
transmitter at 600 kW, three shortwave transmitters at 250 kW, and one
communication transmitter at 10 kW. An additional clause provided for a
doubling of the station's broadcasting equipment, if needed.

The Trincomalee site is located in the community of Perkara and it was
originally under consideration for use by Trans World Radio TWR, though
they subsequently preferred to build their station north of Colombo, near
the west coast of the island. The original concept on the part of Deutsche
Welle was that the large Trincomalee-Perkara relay station would be a
joint project between Deutsche Welle in Germany & Radio Tehran in Iran.

Throughout the development of the station, progress always seemed to be
somewhat slow, due to the isolation of the area, and at times also to the
incursions of local insurgents. Construction work on the 242 acre site at
Perkara began in October 1982. Some of the old colonial buildings from the
British days were modified and updated for use by the station, and several
buildings were constructed new.

Local wildlife also played its part at various times in causing disruption
at the station, with occasional elephant herds breaking through the
perimeter fencing and tramping through the property. Then again, there
were the occasional fights and adventures on the part of monkeys who
enjoyed swinging through the wires in the curtain antenna systems.
Crocodiles also ventured onto the station property on occasions.

Test broadcasts from the first shortwave transmitter were noted on
December 1, 1984, and also from the second shortwave transmitter a few
weeks later, in early January 1985. In April, test broadcasts were noted
from the mediumwave transmitter; and in mid year, the third shortwave
transmitter became airborne. Electric power was generated at the station
itself.

The final configuration of the four broadcast transmitters was a little
different from that which was originally envisaged. The 600 kW mediumwave
transmitter became two at 300 kW, though the total output on 1548 kHz was
dropped to 400 kW. The three shortwave transmitters at 250 kW each became
two at 300 kW and one at 250 kW, though all were in use on air at 250 kW
each. This electronic equipment was provided by the German electronics
giant, Telefunken.

The original program feed was provided via Colombo, with 5 FM transmitters
perched on top of Sri Lanka's second highest mountain, at Radella. In due
course, the program feed from Germany was taken off satellite at Perkara.

Deutsche Welle Perkara-Trincomalee was ready for full service in October
1988, but this usage was postponed until the middle of the following year,
due to a shortage of local trained staff. The three shortwave transmitters
were heard at good level throughout Asia, and well beyond also. The
mediumwave transmitter was also heard quite widely.

Multitudinous QSL cards have been issued in confirmation of wide coverage
areas of Deutsche Welle Sri Lanka. According to one reference, the
official Sri Lankan callsign for this mighty station was 4QQ, though no
callsign was ever used on air.

There were times when the station was closed, and at times the staff was
evacuated to safe locations when insurgents infiltrated the area. On those
occasions, DW programming to the Trincomalee coverage areas was carried by
Radio Veritas in the Philippines, and also by shortwave stations located
in the southern countries of the former Soviet Union.

As is happening these days to so many important shortwave stations
throughout the world, downsizing is now part of the picture. Deutsche
Welle decided to close two of its major shortwave relay stations, Sines In
Portugal & Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. At the end of October last year
Deutsche Welle programming from the Trincomalee relay station came to an
end, though some client programming remained on the air until the end of
the year.

However at this stage, the noted Victor Goonetilleke in Colombo reported
that the SLBC carried one program via the Trincomalee station, and this
was a three hour broadcast in the Sinhala language beamed to the Middle
East on 11750 kHz from 1530 to 1830 UT.

Then Jose Jacob VU2JOS at Hyderabad in India noted a brief series of test
broadcasts from the mediumwave transmitter on 1548 kHz, when a simple
station announcement was given in several languages. That was earlier this
year.

On January 1 earlier this year, the large international radio broadcasting
station located at Perkara-Trincomalee was taken over by the Sri Lanka
Broadcasting Corporation. That was the end of an era; alas DW Sri Lanka is
no more!
(Adrian Peterson-IN-USA, AWR Wavescan script April 8, also via dxld)

Sorry, I have been somewhat busy in the last 2 months getting SLBC's new
QSLs organized. They are all now ready and being issued. Thanks to
Christoph Ratzer for having done an excellent job of printing. If you need
any help I will be happy to help. E-mail the report addressed to the
Director General SLBC. If you have old reports with sound clips which are
conclusive I will dig up records and get QSLs. The current schedule goes
like this:

0025-0300 (Sun 0500) English All Asia 6005 / 9770 / 15745
0015-0330 7190 / 11905 Vernacular Service, but English news at 0215,
a repeat of the English news at 0200 UT on the Asia English Service
0830-1215 Vernaculars 6005 / 11905
1630-1835 11750 Sinhala mainly with some Tamil and English via
Trincomalee ex Deutsche Welle station 250 kW.

For reception reports sent to me by friends, QSLs are signed by the Deputy
Director General Engineering which I collect and post to make sure it does
get done. Hi. You are free to send them direct to SLBC of course.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN 4S7VK in DXplorer Aug 7)

TAIWAN   9464.916  RTI Taipei service in Amoy - Hokkein language via
Tainan-TWN relay site, scheduled at 12-13 UT, S=7-8 signal noted in
western Canada remote site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)

UKRAINE   Came QSL from UR-1 for report of 14 July - frequency 837 and 972
kHz / at 1930 UT. 837 kHz barely hear it, and the second is quite possible
to listen to. And on the envelope in the address wrote that for technical
service, and mark put that inside the report on the reception.
(Alexander Zurman-UKR, deneb-radio-dx, RUSdx Aug 5)

USA   9330.080  WBCQ The Planet aus Monticello, eines der oeden US-
amerikanischen Missionierungsprogramme ist auch noch im 31 mb uebrig
geblieben, sendet im H3E mode um 0545 UT.

WTJC 9367v kHz hat z.Zt. Sendepause wegen technischer Probleme.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

USA    Frequency change of WYFR Family Radio in English:
2230-0300 NF  6145 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to NoAM, ex 6115
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 10)

VIETNAM   9839.871  Voice of Vietnam in Japanese, originate from SonTay tx
site, heard 1215 UT Aug 8. S=9 strength observed in western Canada remote
rx unit. Male voice anncr and followed by Vietnamese folk string
instrument music.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 8)
 
Best regards,


Michael Bethge
 
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
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