WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - August 24th, 2012 (BC-DX #1079)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

ARGENTINA   RAE Argentina, doing a little bandscan tonight on 25 meters.
... noticed that RAE Argentina is off air ... nothing on 11710 kHz at
0120 UT.
(Gilles Letourneau-CAN, dxld Aug 22)

11711v  on Aug 22 at 0200 UT, RAE is on with multi-lingual IDs in
leisurely opening for the English hour, fair signal; earlier at 0137 UT it
was missing, no carrier at all (nor on 15345v), as Gilles Letourneau in
Quebec had noted at 0120 UT. On Aug 14 at the same time, I had noticed RAE
on the 11710.9 kHz air, but no modulation; either way, no Japanese to be
heard during that hour. I wonder if that language service is intentionally
suspended/canceled? How about at 10-11 UT Mon-Fri on 11711 kHz?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 22)

11710.636 kHz  Noted at 0345-0400 UT Aug 22, not very strong at S=6 level
here in Germany. Seemingly ON REDUCED POWER level or reserve unit ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

11710.7   RAE, General Pacheco, Buenos Aires, at 0247-0310 UT on Aug 11,
tango music, talk in English and laughter. DX Supplement feature until
closedown ann at 0255 UT. Usual IS followed by ID in various languages
until Spanish program opened, fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

ARMENIA/TAJIKISTAN   Changes of Radio Free North Korea in Korean
via Babcock brokery
1300-1400 15645 DB  100 kW 071 deg to KRE, ex 1200-1400
1900-2100  7530 ERV 100 kW 065 deg to KRE, cancelled
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

AUSTRALIA   New Kununurra installation.

Countless thousands of potential radio listeners in HCJB Global's Asia
Pacific Region have access to a clearer, more powerful signal as a result
of a seven-year project to move the transmissions to a new shortwave
facility in Australia late last month.

"I'm very excited to let you know that on the afternoon of Tuesday, July
24, we began permanent transmissions from our new international
broadcasting facility," said Dale Stagg, chief executive officer of HCJB

"With a stronger signal and a better antenna design, we look forward [to
listeners' responses] with great anticipation. Please continue to pray
with us as we seek to reach the unreached of this region with the good
news of Jesus."

While broadcasts from the international broadcasting facility in
Kununurra, a town of 7,000 on the northern edge of Western Australia,
began in 2003, the original site was fraught with restrictions, limiting
the broadcasts. Antenna height, for example, was limited to 40 meters
(131 feet) because of the facility's proximity to the local airport.

A parabolic curtain antenna, formerly used by Radio Station HCJB in Pifo,
Ecuador, is being installed with modifications at the new site with towers
as high as 417 feet-four times the height of the tallest antenna at the
original site.

The new site is called "Lot 3000," a 1,250-acre parcel of land that was
granted to HCJB Global-Australia in 2005 on a long-term lease from the
state government. "It lies approximately two miles west of the existing
site and, crucially, outside of the airport restrictions," explained Site
Manager Peter Michalke.

Opening the new site meant overcoming numerous obstacles such as obtaining
use of the government land, the granting of native title approval that
allowed electricity supply to be connected to Lot 3000, getting power from
the grid to the new site, building a road and causeway that allowed access
to the new site, and even acquiring an antenna originally purchased by
Croatia for communist propaganda but never commissioned.

"God's provision been truly remarkable," Stagg related. "The doors He
caused to be opened during this time, well, you just shake your head in
wonder. God raised up people both locally and internationally that have
made vital contributions to the project and continue to do so."

While the old site will eventually be decommissioned, it will continue to
house one HC100 (HCJB Global 100,000-watt shortwave transmitter) during a
transitional period of several months. The original site is also home to
administration offices, accommodations for volunteers and maintenance

"We will maintain a back-up facility for a few months but, to all intents
and purposes, we have relocated and our new antennas are now in
operation," Stagg said. "Meanwhile, a third HC100 is being refurbished at
the HCJB Global Technology Centre in Elkhart, Ind. When complete, it will
be both analog and digital (DRM) capable."

DRM will be invaluable for broadcasting to places such as India, a country
of 1.2 billion people, where the digital technology has been adopted as
the nation's main communication network to the rural masses.

"In spite of the giant leap forward of other technologies, shortwave
broadcasting still has at least a medium term future in South and
Southeast Asia," added Derek Kickbush, program manager for HCJB Global-
Australia. "There are still developing countries in the region where, in
some places, there are no local media services and shortwave remains the
only viable option."

The site in Kununurra is broadcasting the gospel in 23 languages
(including English) into East Asia, South and Southeast Asia "which along
with Africa has been one of the most heavily serviced shortwave targets in
the world of international broadcasters-and remains so," Kickbush

"It's a great moment to hear that HCJB Global-Australia is on the air from
its new long-anticipated shortwave broadcast facility in Kununurra,"
concluded Asia Pacific Director Ty Stakes. "We're excited about the
opportunities to deliver strategic programming to unreached peoples in the
region afforded by this facility. Join us in praying for new program
production partnerships with indigenous groups, and growing impact for the
kingdom of Jesus through the ministry of HCJB Global-Australia."
[illustration sources:]





(HCJB Global News Update Aug 10; by Harold Goerzen; via dxld)

BAHRAIN   9744.994  Radio Bahrain in Arabic from Abu Hayan, usual Arab
peninsula music, reception on tune mode selection to USB upper side band
H3E type, not strong, but listenable at 0445-0450 UT here in Germany.
On Aug 22.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

BANGLADESH   15105, on Aug 18 at 1248 UT, finally getting the 1230 English
broadcast of Bangladesh Betar, but very poor signal with S Asian music,
1249 UT announcement in English; 1252 UT rock music; 1256 UT segue to
another we can recognize, "Thriller" by M. Jackson! Just what we need to
hear from BB. 1259 UT closing with request to "write us" with Dhaka P.O.
address, probably e-mail too. 1300 UT cut to tone test over 1 kHz.
Thruout, bothered by lightning crashes, but no thunder sonically audible
yet, so still on external antenna.

15105 kHz retune at 1314 UT, now the BB IS with drone is playing, signal
somewhat better. 1315 5+1 timesignal ending 21 seconds late, sign-on in
presumed scheduled Nepali, 1318 news? but soon into music. After Nepali,
at 1345-1347.5*, tone test on 15105 kHz.

Two of the schedule versions via DX Mix News, one for 15520, the other for
15505, neither in use now for these broadcasts, show English at 1230-1300
UT is for SE Asia at 140 degrees, then Nepali at 1315 reversed 180 degrees
to an azimuth of 320 degrees, which is right on Kathmandu, and also
London, but hitting the Americas right across Venezuela.

At 1359 UT on 15105 only has B-B-C- chimes from Ascension prior to Hausa,
so like yesterday I check 15505 and find BB has moved there, with their IS
best heard yet.

This time the timesignal ends 19 seconds late. Is it consistently circa 20
seconds late? No, on Aug 13 I timed it 7 seconds late. If they can't do
better than that, they should eliminate it, no timesignal at all, but just
playing a recording with a margin of error, deception of the worst kind.

Anyhow, presumed Urdu is then opening with a "salaam aleikum". This one is
listed at 290 degrees, further offbeam for us than Nepali. T-storms are
getting closer so after 1400 UT I change to internal antenna, where 15505
kHz is still audible weaker.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 18)

On 15105 kHz noted with TX on at 12.22:37 UT Aug 18. At 12.25 UT
S=9+20dBm, 1125 Hertz test tone procedure. Bangladesh Betar English test
scheduled from 12.30 UT.

At 1840 UT Aug 18, 7105 Dhaka on air S=9+20dB. Western music.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 18)

1745-1815 NF7250 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEu English-VOIslam, ex15520
1815-1900 NF7250 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEu English, ex15520
1915-2000 NF7250 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEu Bangla,  ex15520

7250    Back on 7250 kHz. From Monday August 20 Bangladesh Betar English
service is now back from test service on amateur radio frequency 7105 kHz

But on regular 7250.0 suffers by odd heterodyne buzzy signal from
neighbour country, AIR Goa Panaji in Malayalam 1730-1830 UT on
odd 7249.978 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

Bangladesh Betar back on 7105 kHz. Yes, now at 1955 UTC fair signal with
little fading - OM singing a Bengali song "Ami je Bangladeshi ...", and
another MX (song) at 1957 UT. And yes I also havn't heard the "Voice of
Islam" ID yet like mentioned in the WRTH.
(Partha Sarathi Goswami-IND, dxld Aug 22)

Updated summer A-12 schedule of Radio Bangladesh Betar:
1230-1300 NF15105 DKA 250 kW 140 deg to SoEaAS English, ex15520
1315-1345 NF15105 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Nepali,    ex15520
1400-1430 NF15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to WeAS Urdu,      ex15520
1515-1545 NF15505 DKA 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Hindi,     ex15520
1600-1630 NF15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Arabic,   ex15520
1630-1730 NF15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Bangla,   ex15520
1745-1815 NF 7250*DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English-VOIslam, ex7105
1815-1900 NF 7250*DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English,   ex7105
1915-2000 NF 7250 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Bangla,    ex7105
* co-ch AIR in Malayalam till 1830 UT.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

Day by day changed frequency 1745-1900 English; 1915-2000 Bangla
Sunday    August 19 - 7105
Monday    August 20 - 7250
Tuesday   August 21 - 7105
Wednesday August 22 - maybe 7250  -  This is not normal!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

crazy behavior
Bangladesh Betar back on 7105 - instead of 7250 kHz and vice versa.

250 kW  Transmitter Completion date with the old existing antennas is /
was September 2011 !, acc


and new revolving/rotatable antenna in spring 2012 !, -

So, I guess they have an Alliss antenna like test phase now on the at the
band limits of 7105 and 15105 kHz.

Radio Bangladesh Betar Reaches Expats With Thomson Broadcast Transmitters:

Thomson Broadcast today announced that Bangladesh Betar, the Bangladeshi
national radio network, is to install a new shortwave transmitter and
rotatable antenna from Thomson Broadcast, to extend the reach of its
service to the Middle East, Central Asia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and
the Indian subcontinent. The new transmitter and antenna installation will
be located at the Kabirpur Shortwave Station, about 40 km north of the
capital Dhaka, and is scheduled to be operational by September 2011 while
the antenna is planned to be on air by spring 2012.
73 wb df5sx, Aug 22

Bangladesh Betar heard today, 22 Aug, back on 7105 kHz signing on at
1745 UT with their English programme and news in English. By the way,
since their re-activation, I have not heard the Voice of Islam ID being
used at any time - only the External Service of Bangladesh Betar ID.
(Alan Roe-UK, dxld Aug 23)

BOLIVIA   3310  R Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 0950-1010 UT on Aug 18,
talk in Quechua; also heard at 0000-0030 UT on Aug 21.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

4451.18  R Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, fade in 2240-2250 UT on Aug 19,
Spanish talk, 15221.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Aug 22)

Also heard at 0020-0030 UT on Aug 17, Spanish talk, difficult copy under
thunderstorm crackle, but better signal than usual.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

4716.71  R Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, at 2320-2400 UT on Aug 07, Spanish talk
and shouting, Andean music, 25322.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Aug 22)

Also heard at 0400-0416 UT on Aug 17, traditional Peruvian music with good
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

5580.2  R San Jose, San Jose de Chiquitos, at 2318-2335 UT on Aug 19,
Spanish talk, 25222.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Aug 22)
Also heard at 0030, Aug 17, music but under thunderstorm mess.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

5952.41  R Pio XII, Siglo XX, Llallagua, Potosi, at 0025-0040 UT on Aug 14
and 17, male and female speakers chatting in Aymara, some Spanish, very
exciteable, unusually good.
(Graham Bell-AFS, and Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

6134.84  R Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at 2335-0044 UT on Aug 09
and 14, Spanish talk, advs, music clips along with shouts, up-tempo local
song with vocal backing and trumpets, 33333 adjacent QRM.
(Graham Bell-AFS, and Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Aug 22)

BRAZIL   5940  Voz Missionaria Camoriu [sic], a first for me. I got (that)
on July 3rd and in all the years that I have been a shortwave listener or
DXer, I have never received such a large QSL card, 210mm x 295mm, and a
nice QSL it is too. It came with a leaflet of staff photos and a few words
about the station but it's not in English.
(Des Davey-NZL, Aug NZ DX Times, direct and via dxld Aug 19)

Unid Brazilian ? stn - 4865.025  around 1100 UT Aug 19.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 19)

4885.023  UNID at 0410 UT, one of the Brazilian stns, noted popular
Brazilian music.

4914.969  UNID at 0415 UT, one station from Brazil, but poor signal around

6059.810  Super R Deus e Amor, Curitiba PR, Brazil, most likely,
at 0420 UT just underneath RHC in Spanish on even 6060 kHz channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

UNID. 6160.064 UNID. Found a signal here at 1005 UT. Couldn't get any
audio because of CKZU so close by, and couldn't try USB because of CKZN
above. Russia maybe?? Been following the Canadians here for the last
couple weeks to get a good recording of Vancouver and have never heard
another signal here.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx Aug 7)

The Russians are always accurate even frequency.
Probably Radio Mar ZYE245 from Manaus AM Brazil ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

CHAD   6165, on August 18 at 0527 UT, 4+ kHz het against CKZN but
sufficient to escape it by slight uptuning, assertive talk in French, so
must be RNT, mixing bits of music; 0528 UT just drumming for a
sesquiminute; 0529.5 UT French announcements, Chad mentioned, YL with
news? Then OM mentioning "islamique". S=9+12 this late and rather
undermodulated. Makes up for degraded propagation from Africa on higher
bands, e.g. 15400 kHz Dabanga/Madagascar much weaker than usual, and also
even R. Australia on that band.

Ndjamena sunrise today was 0449 UT, and will still be a month from now;
varies little at 12 degrees north, per, only one semihour over
the entire year. RNT had apparently been inactive for a few weeks; always
beware of co-channel Zambia which would never be in French. Or rather
almost co-channel: Chad has been measured by others at 40v Hz low, while
Zambia is spot on.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 18)

Measured 6164.960 kHz at S=8-9 signal strength at 1910 UT Aug 18.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 18)

CHAD/ZAMBIA   6165.003  Zambia ZNBC2 on air this morning, 6165 kHz yes a
tiny string seen on the screen, nothing noted here from Chad on SW
at 0500 UT Aug 24.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24)

CHILE   17680  "CVC, La Voz," final hour of the last day of their SWBCing
from Chile, at 2100-2200 UT on Aug 17.

Opened with brief nx, then for the rest of the first half-hour it was
"Juego Olimpico," sports news, with numerous animated, over-produced anmts
and promos, plus a number of anmts saying that they were leaving SW from
Chile and inviting lstnrs to tune in via the internet. But at about 2133
UT they went into a special studio prgm about their SW service. If I had
paid more attention in Spanish class I might have actually understood
this, but I could tell that it would have appealed to SW types, with much
talk of onda corta, many mentions of various stn personnel, talk of Harris
and Continental xmtrs, intermittent clock ticks in the background,
apparently "counting down."

The prgm ended at 2158 UT after some applause from a studio audience a
nice touch. Then more CVC anmts, and carrier cut at 2200 UT. Excellent
signal. Certainly much better than many other closedown "non events."
Tnx to Horacio Nigro for the alert.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer Aug 19)

CHILE   17680, Aug 17 I monitor CVC La Voz more than I ever have before,
on the last day ever of broadcasts from the Calera de Tango site: it's all
in Spanish, pushing gospel with rock, neither of which appeal to me at

1925 UT, mentions 14 years on SW, started in 1998y; interview about future
plans reaching listeners instead by mobile phones, for which they already
have 100 apps; 1933 UT, Facebook has grown so much in Latin America.

2157 UT, someone speaking was Mauricio Molano; was it the DXer in Spain or
a namesake at the site? Applause for/from everyone at CdT. Closing program
with "mil, y mil gracias".

And so another shortwave broadcasting country bites the dust.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 22)

The voice on CVC La Voz at 2157 UT belongs to Mauricio Bravo, who is part
of the local Chilean crew.  An audio of the last half hour has been posted
by Horacio Nigro. You will find it at the very end of an interesting
article on the station at

On August 17, I monitored CVC La Voz on 17680.014 kHz on a remote SDR
receiver located at the old Radio Sweden transmitting site at Motala,
operated by the club station SK5SM.  The signal peaked S7 at 2000 UT which
was comparable to that of a remote receiver in NH, USA, and better than
that of other remote facilities on the European continent.

CVC has 416 affiliates and 100 pending requests, it was said. Yet I heard
a listener complaining from La Paz that there is no local day-time relay
of CVC in that town, and so SW is necessary. Internet access is still dear
and scarce in Bolivia.

Even from Peru, in towns like Arequipa, Pucallpa and Huacho,  listeners
complained on the phone about the closure of the SW service.

No callers from Cuba though.  Surely CVC has no affiliates there, and so
CVC La Voz has no local phone number as they have for other Latin American
countries. I do not think you can expect Cuban listeners to place long-
distance calls to Miami on the phone, and access to the internet is, as
far as I know, restricted to "official" use. How many Cubans own an

This said, I believe the closure of CVC La Voz on SW was a bit premature.
(Henrik Klemetz-SWE, dxld Aug 22)

CHILE   17680, "CVC, La Voz," final hour of the last day of their SW
broadcasting from Chile, 2100-2200*, Aug 17. Opened with brief news, then
for the rest of the first half-hour it was "Juego Olimpico," sports news,
with numerous animated, over-produced anns and promos, plus a number of
anns saying, that they were leaving SW from Chile and inviting listeners
to tune in via the internet.

But at about 2133 they went into a special studio program about their SW
service. "Todaywe are reaching the culmination of another stage of our
lives. Just as someday we gave accommodation to the international
operation of signals from the satellite signal, today marks another
cycle". (Translated from Spanish). Then a description of the Calera de
Tango site with big shortwave and satelite transmitters and sound bites
from real SW reception of CVC la Voz from Calera de Tango. "After 14 years
bringing life, CVC The Voice announces the cessation of shortwave
transmissions. Grateful to God to have served this time, and with the
satisfaction of knowing that this is not a farewell, because we connected
through our network affiliate stations".

Sr. Juan Mark Gallardo, manager for Latin America, gives explanations on
the ending of broadcasts and finding new ways for interaction with
audience referring to new technologies, not by SW, but via Android,
Iphone. He mentioned, that they have 416 affiliated stations and a
remaining work for 100 new applications pending. Via a satellite link,
personnel in Chile sent greetings, final words and applauses. Closed with
soundbits from real SW broadcast of CVC, sounds of wind, bird chirping and
closing music.

Excellent signal (35333 in Denmark). It was not heard on Aug 18!

It is expected a special QSL-card to be issued confirming reports for the
final broadcast by CVC La Voz (Christian Vision Spanish Service) which is
also the last one from this location. The site will be dismantled.

Reports to Casilla 395 de Talagante, Chile or via e-mail to
<antonio @>

Two videos showing the transmitter hall and the antenna park can be seen
<>  and  <>
provided by Chilean DX-er Luis Valderas.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, Jerry Berg-MA-USA, Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, Don
Jensen-WI-USA, and Horacio Nigro-URG in DXplorer, Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Kaj
Bredahl Jorgensen-DEN and Anker Petersen-DEN; dswci DXW Aug 22)

CHINA/TAJIKISTAN   15525  HEAVY FIREDRAKE music from mainland China at
1208 UT Aug 17. S=8-9 more than fair signal here in Germany. On same level
next frequency 15527 kHz, Voice of Tibet outlet from Dushanbe Yangi Yul.

15560  FIREDRAKE music from mainland China at 1311 UT Aug 22, accomp Voice
of Tibet spoken program on 15562 kHz, fair S=8 in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 17/22)

CONGO DR.   5066.33  on Aug 18 at 1757 UT. Radio Candip, Bunia. Riktigt
bra signal i backriktningen pa 340-graders BOG:en. Nyheter pa FF kl 1800
UT med prat om Bukavo och fran 1827 ett block med haerlig afromusik fram
till c/d med trummor kl 1902 UT. Har aldrig hoert stationen sa bra som
denna gangen.

5066.33  on 18 Aug at 1757 UT. Radio Candip, Bunia. Really good signal in
the reverse direction of the 340-degree BOG. News in French at 1800 UT
with talk about Bukavu and from 1827 UT a block with lovely African music
until c/d with drums at 1902 UT. Never heard this station as good as this
(Hans Oestnell-NOR, SW Bull. Aug 19, translated by editor Thomas Nilsson
for dxld)

5066.36  on Aug 12 at 0300 UT. Radio Candip, Bunia skapligt bra hoerbarhet
denna tid naer man slog pa innan timmen, mjukade upp med lite trevliga
rytmer, och hade ett komplett id pa timmen. Har faktiskt aldrig hoert dem
sa bra som nu. Man aenker pa alla de svara foerhallanden som rader i
omradet. 2-4 R+

5066.36  on 12 Aug at 0300 UT, Radio Candip, Bunia reasonable audio at
this time at sign on just before the hour, softened up with some nice
rhythms and had a full ID on the hour. Actually I have never heard them as
good as now. Can't resist thinking of all the difficult conditions
prevailing in the area. 2-4.
(Lisette +kesson-SWE, SW Bull Aug 19, translated by editor Thomas Nilsson
for dxld)

5066.3  R Tele Candip, Bunia, at 0319 UT on Aug 11, soppy romantic
Afropop, annmt in French, vernacular ann with two mentions of "Radio
Candip", laughing, into hi-life Afropop with strong backing vocals and
percussion, long tracks, surprisingly good signal.
(Graham Bell-AFS, dswci DXW Aug 22)

DENMARK   1062  Kalundborg MW antenna mast dismantled.

Not exactly a news item, but I haven't heard about it until now. Attending
a family meeting! on August 18th I was told, that the 147 meter high
Kalundborg MW antenna mast has been dismantled. When googling on it, I
found out that the dismantling must have taken place about 2 months ago.

An article - in Danish - and a photo of what was left after the
dismantling can be seen here
< Gisseloere-mast-

A photo (copyright Niels Dreijer) of the two LW antenna masts - still in
use - and the {former} MW antenna mast in Kalundborg can be seen at
73 Ydun
(Ydun Ritz-DEN, mwmasts Aug 20)  formerly 300kW

EGYPT  11890 {ex 6270 kHz}  2115-2245 UT Radio Cairo from Abu Zabaal in
broken English, playing sometimes Arabic/Hindu music, since July 20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   9705  Heavy WHITE NOISE JAMMING broadband 18-20 kHz
wide, most probably from Ethiopia against Eritrea at 0440 UT Aug 22. Peak
by VBME2 Vo Broad Masses 2 (Dimtsi Hafash) program on 9705.028, -70dBm S=8
here in Germany.

9558.585 ... wandered up to x.597 kHz  Radio Ethiopia with pure carrier
only, S=9+10dBm at 0433 UT Aug 22.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

7189.991  noted at 0355 UT Aug 17; Voice of Broad Masses #2, poor S=7
signal, male voice talk.

7179.991  Voice of Broad Masses #2 in Arabic at 0400-0410 UT, Aug 24, tiny
signal. News and followed by HoA music. Voice of Broad Masses #1
on v7205 NOT ON AIR this morning.

7209.984  Radio Fana in Amharic, logged playing HoA music at 0415 UT
Aug 24.

7234.338 ... wandered up to x.376 within three minutes... Voice of Peace &
Democracy from Gedia in Tigrinya language, very tiny signal this morning
0420 UT Aug 24.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 17/24)

FSM/MICRONESIA   4755.4  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) country
code +691. PMA - Cross Radio, Pacific Missionary Aviation, Pohnpe.
S=8 signal strength noted on Queensland remote unit. Heard from
10.45 til close-down sign-off at 10.52 UT Aug 19.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 19)

GERMANY   Observations of Hamburger Lokalradio Saturday August 18
0500-0800 7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, SINPO 35544
0800-1400 7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, bad propagation condition
1400-1700 7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, SINPO 35543

Observations of Atlantic 2000 Internatinal Saturday August 18
1900-2000 3955 KLL 005 kW non-dir to CeEUR, SINPO 45444

Observations of European Music Radio Sunday August 19:
0600-0700 7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, SINPO 35544
0800-0900 6005 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR, SINPO 25432
0800-0900 9480 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, SINPO 35433
1100-1200 7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR, bad propagation condition
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

GERMANY   183 LW Europe-1. More about Felsberg.

Bonsoir, Avez-vous entendu cette information, un des pilones de l'emetteur
Europe 1 sur 183 kHz, avec une puissance de 1 500 kW, est tombe. D'apres
la radio SR (Allemagne) des cables ont ete voles et voila le resultat:

Aussi une video interessante a voir sur le site du Felsberg.
(Christian Ghibaudo-F, Aug 16, via Dario Monferini-ITA,
playdx yg via dxld Aug 22)

Here are current photos of the Felsberg facility and the damage there:

And a collection of older material, including photos of the 2 x 1000 kW
transmitters from 1976 which are apparently still in use:

When looking closer at the matter one gets the impression that Lagardere
ordered a muzzle after quite remarkable statements have been made to
Saarlaendischer Rundfunk: Yes, there are safety problems, but we have not
missed any maintenance.

Indeed critical questions must be asked: Apparently the guy rope ruptured
on its own, without being touched in any way, and if this would have
happened on another mast the parts could well have crashed onto a road.

If not already known: Europe 1 had been established when Saarland was
under French patronage. When it returned to Germany Europe 1 was allowed
to continue but only with the measure that all programming must be in

Europe 1 started on New Year's Day 1955 on 218 kHz, provoking complaints
from Norway which prompted them to move to 245 kHz, only making things
even worse since now Denmark protested. Their next step was a frenzy move
to 239.5 and shortly later 238.5 kHz until they stopped these first
attempts to go on air.

They returned in April 1955 on 182 kHz. There is an opinion that this
choice was a poisoned suggestion from West German authorities since this
was the frequency to which Koenigs Wusterhausen had moved after losing the
191 kHz Deutschlandsender frequency to Sweden when the Copenhagen
frequency plan came into force.

For the next two and a half decades, Europe 1 and Deutschlandsender
operated co-channel or within two, three kilohertz of each other. This
severely limited the coverage of Deutschlandsender in western directions,
but the other way round also Europe 1 may have suffered from permanent
mumbling in the background as of 1958/59, when the 750 kW Zehlendorf
facility became operational.

This constellation could finally be alleviated in 1980. Since then
Felsberg operates 3 kHz above and Zehlendorf 3 kHz below the nominal
channel, which meant first 185 and 179 kHz, respectively. These finally
became 183 and 177 kHz when the longwave channels had been shifted down
two kilohertz to make them multiples of nine, as had been done on

This special arrangement depends on agreements with the countries holding
allocations for 171 and 189 kHz. This circumstance came on the table again
in the nineties: The Dutch authorities said that they would no longer
tolerate Zehlendorf on 177 when the planned longwave station in the
Netherlands, in accordance with the GE75 allocation that read Lopik
1000 kW on 171, goes on air.

Of course this Dutch longwave station was merely wishful thinking. Still
one has to wonder about this threat from Den Haag, since one has never
heard of such objections from the USSR and its successors, although the
177 ./. 171 kHz constellation is indeed rather unfortunate in Poland and
the Baltics.

Meanwhile Europe 1 has also an FM sister for German-speaking audiences,
the FM operation Radio Salue and its offshoot Classic Rock Radio. Beyond
that Lagardere used to operate Main FM at Frankfurt but sold it in 2010 to
NRJ after the ratings of Main FM were notoriously bad. NRJ of course
implemented its usual format at Frankfurt, which did not help; instead the
ratings are meanwhile so low that Energy Rhein-Main fell off the published
surveys, thus kind of no longer exists to the advertisement market.

Lagardere was also supposed to launch a station in DRM mode on 261 kHz
from Burg, the frequency used until 1994 by Radio Volga*) and later until
yearend 2000 by Radioropa. But this project never progressed beyond
announcements from the media authority at Halle.

What remains to be seen is what they will do with the Felsberg transmitter
after the incident. Word has it that the 183 kHz signal is inadequate in
southwestern France now. On the main antenna, with a gain quoted as up to
7 dB, it reached as far as to the Canary Islands.

*) This is the building next to the famous Glienicker Bruecke at Potsdam
where {Russian Red Armee radio station in Germany} Radio Volga had its
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Aug 15)

GERMANY/KUWAIT/THAILAND   Frequency changes for Voice of America
from August 12:
1400-1500 NF15510 WER 250 kW 105 deg to WeAS, ex15215, ex 11640 Kurdish
0100-0400 NF 9955 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to WeAS, ex9380 Pashto Deewa Radio
1300-1500 NF 9695 UDO 250 kW 311 deg to WeAS, ex9380 Pashto Deewa Radio
1500-1700 NF 9355 UDO 250 kW 311 deg to WeAS, ex9380 Pashto Deewa Radio
1700-1900 NF 9965 UDO 250 kW 311 deg to WeAS, ex9380 Pashto Deewa Radio
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

GERMANY/SWITZERLAND   558/630/693/1431  The other day received QSL from
Missionswerk Werner Heukelbach in the envelope was a booklet with the
schedule. There is a paragraph with the frequencies of broadcasting in
Russian. I quote: Die Stimme Russlands - Mittelwelle 1323 kHz. (Raum
Dresden: 1431 kHz; Raum Berlin: 693 kHz; Raum Hannover: 630 kHz.
Fuer die Schweiz: 558 kHz {Cima di Dentro-Tessin-SUI site}.
(Alexander Golovikhin-RUS, RUSdx Aug 16)

GUAM   15445.035  Odd frequency signal of KSDA AWR Guam in Kachin logged
at 1300-1310 UT Aug 22. AWR station identification SUNG! by chorus at
1303 UT, spoken ID at 1308 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

GUATEMALA   4055, on Aug 22 at 0159 UT check, TGAV is on, good signal with
music, whew; as had been missing late last night.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 22)

4055, Aug 22 at 0405-0410 check, TGAV Radio Verdad Chiquimula is on air.
Nice music.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

INDIA   15174.983  AIR Delhi in Gujarati language via Goa Panaji, poor
signal S=5 here in Germany, scheduled 1515-1600 UT. Sudden crash start at
15.15 UT Aug 23.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

INDIA  {c.f. BC-DX #1078 last week}   Rajkot AIR India.
This picture
shows exactly what the drawing I have described. The classic 4 element
high gain parallelogram array, designed (in many cases) by the UK
Diplomatic Wireless Service, and used in quite a few locations worldwide,
like Limassol, Oman etc. (Aug 19)

AIR Rajkot Paddhari 1071 kHz 1000 kW test on 12 Aug 2012.
22 30 01.31 N  70 31 12.03 E

AIR Rajkot 1071 kHz on air, 12 August 2012, AIR Rajkot on air with Urdu
service during 1720 UTC check in. Called up the station, they are doing
some field test for limited period in simulcast mode.

Tentative schedule as following: 0230-0430, 0830-1130 UT.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Aug 12)

INDONESIA   3325, RRI Palangkarya, at 1601-1640 UT on Aug 16, Koranic
chant, male speaker in Bahasa Indonesia, music clip, ID jingle, slow
guitar music, male and female speakers chatting, fair.

4749.95  Also heard at 1532-1600* UT on Aug 16, female singer with local
romantic pop, ID jingle, more songs, occasional ann in Bahasa Indonesia,
s/off with mention of Makassar, fair.
(Graham Bell-AFS, dswci DXW Aug 22)

4749.95  RRI Makassar, at 1330-1408 UT on Fri Aug 10 and Tue 14, RRI
jingle followed by "Ramadan R-R-I Makassar ... Programa Satu, R-R-I
Makassar ... FM ... Ramadan R-R-I Makassar", Kevin Dalton and "Ana" (Rahma
Diana Sari) presented the "Kang Guru Indonesia" ("K-G-I") program in
English pop song from a concert in Australia by John Farnham ("Please
Don't Ask Me"), interview with junior high school student talking about
his school's radio station on99.5 FM and asking listeners questions about
the interview, theme music by Men At Work "Down Under"; contact
information given; KGI broadcasts on over 190 stations in Indonesia, but
very few on SW; 1406 RRI jingle and local ID in Bahasa Indonesia.

Extensive website <>
but their schedule does not have this frequency/time/day, fair.

4869.9  RRI Wamena. Had been off the air from June 2012; heard for one
day only on Aug 05 and then gone again till Aug 13, 1201 Jakarta news
relay which was // 3325, that was stronger, 1228 played patriotic song
"Dirgahayu Indonesiaku".
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

IRAN   The swinging carrier BUBBLE jammer from Iran noted again as every
morning om 9499.980 kHz at 0425 UT, against BBC til 0330 UT, and probably
against AWR Persian 9505 kHz at 0330-0430 UT, or just parked here in
0330-0430 UT slot?

Also on 9565.118 kHz logged at SIGNING OFF time at 0428 UT, jammer against
BBC Persian.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

IRAN   Additional frequencies of VOIRI/IRIB in Arabic:
1030-1127 11825 AHW 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME, alt 11925
1030-1127 13720 KAM 500 kW 238 deg to NoAF,  alt.13580
1030-1127 17630 KAM 500 kW 238 deg to NoAF,  alt.17660
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

ITALY   Radio Melody 1566 kHz from Italy.
Yesterday Aug 16th afternoon Radio Melody was on the air again on 1566
kHz. I took my Sony ICF-2010 and drove towards Ravenna. I triangulated the
signal and my search confirmed that the station location is indeed in
Ravenna, as listed in EMWG. More precisely it's in Lido Adriano, a little
centre in the Ravenna outskirts on the Adriatic coast. The antenna, an
inverted-V dipole, is on the top of a building just in front of the sea.
Distance from my QTH is 27 km.
(Fabrizio Magrone-ITA, mwdx Aug 17)

KUWAIT   Additional unregistered frequencies of Radio Kuwait:
1000-1200 15540 KBD 500 kW 084 deg to SoEaAS Filippino, new sce
1200-2400 15515 KBD 500 kW 059 deg to EaAS Arabic GS from Aug 20
1600-1800 15540 KBD 500 kW 100 deg to SoAS Urdu, new sce
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

KYRGHYZ REP   4010.095  Kyrghyz Radio-1 from Bishkek, S=5-6, around
threshold level at 1550 UT Aug 17.

4050.101  Radio Rossii relay from Bishkek site at 1555 UT Aug 17.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 17)

MADAGASCAR   13765, on Aug 18 at 0537 UT, Vatican Radio in Portuguese,
defective modulation with whistle varying along with the speech.
At 0530 UT switch from English to Portuguese, Talata also changes from
a 158 antenna at 270 degrees to a 105 antenna at 300 degrees, which
ought to be more favorable for us.

HFCC antenna definition reference table shows:
158 AHR(S)2/4/1.0
105 AHR1/2/0.3
Would anyone like to explain those in plain English?

BTW, 15115 after 0600 UT on Aug 18, SW Radio Africa via Madagascar was JBA
carrier, with propagation degraded unlike last weekend; not surprised,
since 15400 kHz R. Dabanga before 0600 UT was also very weakened. Hope for
better luck on Sunday when in English.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 18)

Antenna Description
Reference Code

Curtain antenna, half-wave dipole array
multi band
centre/end feed
reflector aperiodic screen
Reference Code 100-299

2.1 Type 1: Multi band centre/end - fed curtain antenna arrays with
aperiodic screen reflector
Designation: AHR(S) m/n/h, where:
(S) slew angle
m number of half-wave dipoles in each horizontal row
n number of rows spaced half a wavelength apart one above the other
h height above the ground in wavelengths of the bottom row of dipoles
slew angle and the design frequency are notified separately.
Reference Code 158 AHR(S) 2/4/1.0
Reference Code 105 AHR    1/2/0.3

MADAGASCAR   {UNIDENTIFIED}  15580  on Aug 22 at 2000 UT, Besides VOA
African Beat, the second station is colliding again today. Sounds
Japanese, but not sure. Did not tune in early enough to get an opening ID
if any. Can anyone tell what this is?

{later} No replies, and I didn't have time to keep listening amid World of
Radio produxion; but checking latest HFCC and Aoki I see that the 20-21 UT
hour of VOA English on 15580 kHz is now scheduled from Madagascar, not
Botswana [which is on before 2000 UT].

What else is Talata doing then? Nothing at all at 2000-2030 UT but:
"11850 2030 2100 46,47,52 MDC 250 305 -15 159 1234567 2503-281012 D Fra
MDG NHK" says HFCC. Now to see if we can get a 15580/11850 kHz match after
2030 UT.

So this could still be two programs coming out of one transmitter, just
Talata instead of Botswana. We know the Madagascar relay does have a feed
available from R. Japan used at this and other times, and has also been
caught relaying the wrong station before, i.e. R. Dabanga on 13765 kHz
before Vatican at 0500 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 22)

MALI   Mali - secular music on the radio.


Islamists in northern Mali forbid secular music on the radio 22nd Aug

Rebels justify action with Sharia rules.

Bamako - In the north of the West African Republic of Mali have there
ruling Islamists in the secular music radio broadcasting prohibited. The
"spread secular music" in the regions of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal was
forbidden, said a spokesman for the Movement for the Unit and Jihad in
West Africa (MUJAO) the AFP news agency. The ban kick into force on
Wednesday, added Oussama Ould Abdel Kader added. With "satanic" music must
be an end. Instead, it must Quranic verses give.

Operators of private radio stations in the towns of Gao and Niafunke
confirmed the arrangement of the Islamists. These have recently been in
the north Mali proceeded strengthened against media people. In the West
African Country in March, a group of soldiers, the long-time president
Amadou Toumani Toure overthrown. Succeeded in the power vacuum after the
coup it Tuareg rebels and several Islamist groups within Days, bringing
the northern Mali under its control. the Tuareg rebels were, however, and
increasingly by the Islamists of MUJAO the al-Qaeda offshoot Ansar Dine
(A_P_A, 22/08/2012; via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX)

MALAYSIA   5964.706  Light music program from MLA at 1100 UT Aug 17.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 17)

MYANMAR   Around 1136 to 1154 UT Aug 17th heard on Queensland Australia
remote SDR unit:

peak on 5985.829 kHz,
7109.999 very strong signal,
7185.847 in peaks fluttering,
and fair signal, chimes etc. on 7200.091 kHz
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 17)

5985.809  Myanmar Radio Yangon pop music concert, at 1120 UT Aug 19, noted
on remote Queensland radio, S=8 at -78dBm.

7109.993  Much stronger at S=9+20dB -56dBm. Myanmar R Naypyidaw,
international pop music.

7345  Myanmar Rakhine Broadc. Stn. Myanmar R Naypyidaw, too heard
underneath CNR1 Beijing #572 site, co-channel between 1100 and 1200 UT.
Aoki list show 1030 Kayah, 1130 Gekho, 1230-1330 Mon languages.

5985.824  Myanmar Radio Yangon pop music concert, at 1320 UT Aug 22.
5915 kHz channel covered by CRI Russian service from Hohot co-channel.

7109.996  Myanmar Kachin Stn. Myanmar R Naypyidaw, strong S=9+20dB signal
on night path across the Pacific Ocean towards Queensland remote unit.
1324 UT Aug 22.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 19/22)

7110  Myanmar Kachin Radio, as called by Aoki, Aug 20 at 1234 UT music and
some talk sounds like Myanmarianese{Bamar}, poor signal but slightly
better than usual; maybe conditions are improving. Much of the time with
two different ham CWQRMs, one from a W-zero. Aoki shows this in
Burmese/dialect at 1030-1430 UT; plus 1430-1500 UT English, then called
Thazin Radio Pyin Oo Lwin; as well as in the local mornings the same 50 kW
transmitter at 356 degrees from Naypyidaw carries the Myanmar Rakhine
Broadcasting Station, 2330-0030 in Chin, 0030-0130 in Kachin.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 22)

NIGERIA   6089.840  R Nigeria Kaduna played west african music at 0455 UT
Aug 24, hit heavily by female sermon on Carribean Beacon even 6090 kHz.
And another string 'seen' in between on 6089.952 kHz, a puzzle, could that
be R Bandeirantes from Brazil?.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260  NBC Madang, at 1159-1204* UT on Aug 10 and 12,
for over a week had been hearing this with a good signal before 1200 UT,
but when I checked again later they were always off the air. So they are
actually now suddenly going off the air much earlier than their normal
sign off time. Bird call and start of the NBC National news on weekdays,
but Christian religious song; ID and frequencies in Tok Pisin on Su, phone
dedications, transmitter off in mid-news // NBC Sandaun on 3204.96 kHz
which continued on after 1204 UT.

Clearly here is another Papua New Guinea station that must be on a timer
that automatically ends their transmitting day; just the way NBC East New
Britain (3385 kHz) formerly did when they were on the air.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

PERU   4810.050  Radio Logos, at 0227-0320* UT mix of popular songs
without any announcement until just before s/off; at 0257 UT, seven
minutes of what seemed to be hymns, and then back to pop. (Are these "pop
songs" actually pop gospel? "Logos" in Christian theology is the creative
word of God.) At 0216 UT, M anncr with clear mention of "Radio Logos" and
"kilohertz." Then another song, and into anthem. Signal was good enough
that giant ute on USB was not a problem, but CODAR was enough to induce
madness. I think I need a good steerable loop antenna. Ondas Suroriente on
5120 kHz also putting in a decent signal tonight from Quillabamba.
(Arthur Delibert-MD-USA, hcdx Aug 17)

4810  Radio Logos' raison d'etre is totally religious, so I would be
surprised if any of the songs were not gospel; like Salem Stereo, and even
the late CVC La Voz, this may not immediately be obvious to the casual
non-fluent listener, and is a way of infiltrating the minds of youngsters
disposed to pop music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 18)

04.12 UT Aug 19, ID Radio Logos, danach Hymne und um 0415 UT qrt.
(Wolf-Dieter Behnke-D, A-DX Aug 19)

4810, at 1133 UT, OAW-9A Radio Logos, Chazuta, new 1 kW station operated
by Iglesia Evangelica Central de Chazuta. First logged July 28, fair with
Christian songs & messages in Spanish and Quechua [sic]. Ident at 1150 UT.
On July 30 noted from 0919 UT at good strength, full Spanish ident
at 0958 UT.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, Aug NZ DX Times, direct and via dxld Aug 19)

PERU   3329.53  Ondas del Huallaga, Huanuco, 0940-1010, Aug 15. Seems
stronger 0930-1030 than during the 2330-0100 time slot.

4774.9  R Tarma, Tarma, 0000-0415, Aug 17 and 21, Andean flutes, good

4810.00  R Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, 0940-1110 fade out, each morning Aug
09-17, beautiful traditional flauta andina, 0959 ID and ann, very good in
AM synchro lock on R8. (Chuck Bolland, John Herkimer and Robert Wilkner)

Also heard at 2255-0215 UT on Aug 09, 13, 15, 19 and 21, hymns and ann in
Spanish, a very weak carrier with a noisy USB channel with CODAR QRM,
13211, at best 24232 around 2300 UT. (Anker Petersen and Robert Wilkner)

4824.43  La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos, at 0024-0035 UT on Aug 17, fair to
good signal.

4826.54  R Sicuani, Sicuani, Cusco, at 1030 UT on Aug 18, good signal.

4986.36  R Voz Cristiana, Chilca, Huancan, noted at 2350 UT on Aug 08, but
no logs since.

5460.17  R Bolivar, Cd. Bolivar, 1000-1015, Aug 13, music, fair to good
signal. Also heard at 0000-0030, Aug 21.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW Aug 22)

4955.00  R Cultural Amauta, Huanta, at 2310-2335 UT on Aug 19, Andean
singing, Spanish talk and hymns, 25232.

4747.08  R Huanta 2000, Huanta, 2250-0020, Aug 08 and 19, Spanish advs,
conversation and talk, improving to 34433.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Aug 22)

Interesting e-mail received from Glenn Smith (see below - works with Ray
Rising) on the Chazuta radio project in Peru (R Logos). If you go to
Google Earth and dial in Chazuta, Peru, you can see it's an isolated
village in a pretty rugged area of Peru apparently right on the Huallaga
river. The attached R Logos and Glenn Smith PDF files have some
interesting photos:

Smith June 2012 Letter.pdf

Radio Logos Chazuta Peru.pdf

Web site: <>

Glenn Smith wrote: "Thank you for your signal report. From the content of
your letter it is clear that you are as excited about the Chazuta Quechua
Radio station as I am. My wife and I worked with these 19 language groups
in the Amazon and the Andean mountains of Peru for 20 years.

On this project I was privilege to return and work with the second
generation. Wow what an infrastructure. They are very sharp, enthusiastic,
dedicated, full of energy, willing to sacrifice and so very focused. In
the Chazuta radio station shipment we included 15 new and used laptop
computers for the DJs. We can use 100 more. Many Ethnic Christian
dignitaries either have their own stations or they are buying time on
local stations. They are producing digital programs to air in their own
languages. Thank you for offering to help the Ethnic folk with funds. And
thank you for joining the team of Ethnic Radio Broadcasters. You may send
your gifts to: Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O.Box 628200, Orlando, FL,
USA. 32862-8200. Attn: ANG-Chazuta Radio.

May the Lord bless you and yours.

Glenn & Linda for the Team, Glenn Smith, 5011 B Addison Rd, Waxhaw, NC".
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA in DXplorer; dswci DXW Aug 22)

PERU/BRAZIL   Peru 9674.8, re Glenn Hauser logs Aug 16.
Subsequent to Carlos' report last month I began monitoring the low side of
9675. Usually Brazil dominates around 9675.01 to 9675.02 but with a
heterodyne from around 9674.8.

I was eventually able to establish that the signal on 9674.8 carried a
gospel music format and on a subsequent day that it was broadcasting in

Then on 6 August, just before 0458 UTC I caught a full identification in
Spanish for Radio del Pacifico on 9674.79 kHz. The station address was
given. Nothing was traced on their traditional 60 metre channel at this

The heterodyne interference between the 2 stations is evident most days
around 0500 UTC but mostly Cancao Nova is too strong here, and del
Pacifico too weak.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld Aug 18)

Unid  9675, Aug 16 at 0522 UT, as usual I am hearing a het between two
near stations, and not much modulation. One of them is about 440 Hz on the
lo side. Surely one is Brasil, R. Cancao Nova. What else is scheduled at
this hour? HFCC has REE/CR, but certainly not that: 9675 is an
alternate/erroneous frequency for 9630 normally used including tonight.
Also, 500 kW from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That could certainly be off, or on
causing the het. Aoki has this as HQS, plus CNR1 Beijing.

A recent report from Carlos Goncalves, Portugal, tho at a different time,
makes this more intriguing: "PERU 9674.9 Pacifico R, Lima, 2241-..., Aug
10, Castilian, music; 23431, adj. QRM de B on 9675". I thought that
Peruvian station had long gone off the air. Around the same daypart he
reports RCN as merely 9675, not 9675.0 kHz or some offset.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 16)

ONLY STRINGS visible at 06-07 UT on Aug 18:
9674.766 ... 768 wandered, not Riyadh Saudi Arabia,
which is 9714.926 kHz at present, Aug 24.

9675.0 CNR Beijing tx center #572.

9675.006 probably ZYE971 Radio Cancao Nova, Cachoeira Paulista SP.

9675.002 on Aug 24.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 18/24)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.924  Usual odd non-directional service - Holy Quran
prayer - in Arabic from Riyadh, S=8 at 0442 UT Aug 22.

And weaker S=6-7 strength at 0440 UT Aug 24, on 9714.926 kHz, hit a little
bit on the lower flank by Ethiopian WHITE NOISE digital jamming against
Eritrea on 9705 (in wide range 9692-9718 kHz).
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22/24)

SOLOMON ISL   5019.878  Extended English newscast heard from Solomon
Islands BC Broadcaster ID, from Honiara, at 1100-1111 UT Aug 19. Station
ID heard at 11.06:30 UT. Headlines repeat to 11.10:52 UT. S=9+20dB signal
heard on remote unit in Queensland Australia. Religious program followed
from 1111 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 19)

SOMALILAND   The end of Ramadan and the Islamic holiday of Eid-al-Fitr are
upon us. And R Hargeisa in Somaliland is not on the air (Cf. DX-Window no.
460. Ed).

The much anticipated opening and celebratory presidential speech to mark
the opening of the new 100 kW Chinese SW transmitter will not be heard
today. My source says the transmitter is installed and the antenna is up.
But the project currently is dead in the water ... almost literally.

The 20+ Chinese installers are gone but the transmitter is not operating.
The problem, my non-technical source explains "has something to do with
water." I am assuming that that must mean there is some heat dissipation
water cooling involved. The technical director of R Hargeisa is off to
Ethiopia to try to get some missing part perhaps a water filter to solve
the problem. No new date is projected.

My frustrated source puts all the blame locally, poor planning, poor
execution, and not on the Chinese, who were hired just to install
physically and not to actually get it up and running. But since the
government has made this a high profile issue ... being able to reach ALL
its citizens, rather than just those in the immediate area of Hargeisa.
...this is going to be very embarrassing very soon, if the "water problem"
isn't quickly solved. Stay tuned!
(Don Jensen-WI-USA, DXplorer Aug 19; dswci DXW Aug 22)

SOUTH AFRICA   7309.982  BBC English sce from Meyerton-AFS relay, even
S=9+10dB signal into Germany from the south. On sports corner talk
discussion on US Armstrong doping trial. At 0430 UT Aug 24 news - also on
the Armstrong bicyclist matter, and phone interview followed at 0435 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24)

SWITZERLAND   Swiss wartime radio archives come to light.

During the Second World War, Switzerland's fledgling short wave radio
service was essential to its attempts to communicate its policies and
actions to an external audience made up of both foreign governments and
the Swiss abroad.

The archives of the Short Wave Service (SWS), founded in 1935, have been
digitalised and are now available online (See link). SWS was the
forerunner to Swiss Radio International (SRI) which later became

The manuscripts of news bulletins from this dark time in Europe reveal
Swiss thinking on events both out of its control and right on its doorstep
as the country desperately held on to its beloved neutrality...

Full article here
(swissinfo_ch, By Olivier Pauchard Aug 20, via Mike Terry-UK, dxld)

TAHITI   How many of you can remember Radio-Tahiti FR3?
Back in the late 1950's, I used to listen around 6 p.m. NZT on Sunday
evenings on 6135 kHz to their lovely Island music as it was a regular
show, though sometimes in summer it used to get fair and noisy. It was the
only time you could hear native Tahitian on air. Any other time, the
station transmitted in French. Other frequencies that I heard often were
11825 and 15170 kHz.

6135 was my fav Tahiti station that I tuned to every Sunday for some years
before they pulled the plug on this music show in the early 1970's. I have
QSL's for 6135 and 15170 kHz. I think the stations closed totally around
the end of February 1971. I had a Tahitian couple who used to come to my
place to listen to the music. Regards and happy DX.
(Des Davey-NZL, Aug NZ DX Times direct and via dxld Aug 19)

I think when I finally tracked down a decent receiver - the Eddystone S750
- around 1963 that 11825 kHz was the dominant frequency for me in
Hamilton. Having their interval signal booming through the house
approaching 0400 UT as I did my high school homework, then switching to
Amman, Jordan on 11810 kHz, must have driven Ma and Pa to distraction!
Weren't they still on shortwave into the 80's? I seem to recall being able
to hear them on the Icom R71A, and I didn't buy that till '81 or '82.
(ed. Theo Donnelly, now in BC, ibid.)

TAIWAN/CHINA   15265.132  Carrier still on air at 1252-1257 UT Aug 22,
scheduled CBS2 Radio Taiwan Internat in Chinese via Tanshui tx site at
1300-1400 UT. But from 12.57:35 UT China Mainland CNR jamming started on
15265 kHz even frequency.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

TAIWAN   FSI Transmissions via RTI for the B-2012 season:

TIME (UTC) (kHz) TARGET Azimuth (degrees)

1100-1200  6220 Burma 267
1200-1300 11570 Burma 267

0900-1100  9465 Philippines 180
1300-1500 11540 India       285

1500-1600 11550 India 285

0000-0100 11865 Indonesia 205
1100-1200 11915 Indonesia 205

0800-0900 11895 Korea 2

0900-1000 11565 China 310
0900-1100  9545 China 285
1000-1100  9920 China 342
1100-1600  6240 China 310
1100-1600  9280 China 335
1200-1300 11535 China 342
2100-2400  9280 China 335
2200-2400  6215 China 310
2300-2400  9540 China 285

1100-1200 11520 Philippines 180

0000-0100 11630 Viet Nam 245
1000-1100  9450 Viet Nam 225
1200-1300  7460 Viet Nam 225
1300-1400  7540 Viet Nam 250
1300-1400  9940 Viet Nam 225
(Brenda Constantino-FL-USA, WYFR Okeechobee, dxld Aug 20)

TANZANIA  [Zanzibar]   6015  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp., Dole, Zanzibar,
at 0358 UT on Aug 12, music clip, baby crying, adv, male speaker with "ZBC
Radio", drums and wind instrument, time pips, news in Swahili, "ZBC Radio"
again at 0405 UT, then world news from Bamako, Abidjan, Tehran, Jeddah,
headlines and another "ZBC Radio" followed by local song, good.
(Graham Bell-AFS, dswci DXW Aug 22)

6015  ZBC Radio, Dole. On Aug 19 at 2012 UT. Sunday. 0350-0410 UT.
Swahili. Did not hear it during my early morning band-scan (at about 0315
UT), but I find it there at 0350 UT. Modulation briefly dropped out at
0351 UT, then it all (including carrier) suddenly went off air at 0352 UT
and has not come back as of 0410 UT. Presumably having transmitter
problems. Fair to good for the brief moment it was there; lucky I caught
it. Jo'burg sunrise 0433 UT.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxld Aug 19)

UKRAINE   11980  "Dnieper wave" in the Ukrainian language at a frequency
of 11980 kHz. Broadcast transmission of Ukrainian radio. Aug 12 with 0625
to 0715 UT took reception - 45444. The signal is very good, I wonder what
the power of the transmitter now?
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, deneb-radio-dx, RUSdx Aug 19)
As far as I remember, they called 250 watts SSB.
(Alexander Egorov-UKR, deneb-radio-dx, RUSdx Aug 19)
"The last hour transmitter of Ukraine on medium waves - 2nd channel of
Donetsk regional radio (1359 kHz, Dokuchaevsk) was transferred to schedule
0600-0000 on the Kiev" (0300-2100 UT).
(Alexander Dyadishchev-UKR, deneb-radio-dx, RUSdx Aug 19)

ITU Geneve MW list instead:
UKR  972 kHz Dokuchaievsk day50 night10 kW, 195m mast
47 45 00.00 N  37 42 00.00 E  -  but location not traced yet.

I guess 1359 kHz is still on Donetsk 150m mast installation, close to ul.
Petrovskowo Petrovs'ky at  47 56 43.48 N  37 38 36.98 E

UNIDENTIFIED   UNID 15438 kHz bcast. But now at 1600-1630 UT an
UNIDENTIFIED Chinese bcast programm on odd 15438.0 kHz channel,
next to Riyadh Arabic on 15435.0 kHz. Is that a SoH relay via
Yangi Yul Tajikistan ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 22)

Very likely, but should have been Firedraked from 15440 kHz (gh, dxld)

15515, Aug 22 at 1340 UT, good signal with announcement asking for e-mail
reports to <transmissiontest @> then some BaBcoCk musical IS,
and "you are listening to a test transmission", bits of other music,
Gypsy? cut off at 1341*.

(That uncovered some other much weaker signal, presumably Kuwait which has
just started a lengthy Arabic service at 59 degrees on 15515 at 10-05 UT
since August 17, per Aoki. DX Mix News, Bulgaria also reported this
"additional unregistered frequency" as 12-15 UT from Aug 17, revised to
12-24 UT on August 20.)
{Yes, R Kuwait seems on 15515 kHz superpower HQ muslim program an hour ago
at 15 UT. wb.}

Then I look for BaBcoCk testing on 15180 kHz which had previously been
reported during this semihour, and at 1344 UT there it is, fair signal
peaking at S=9+5, first with steel drum/orchestral music, and "You are
listening to a test transmission". Bits of other music followed, only a
few seconds of each before changing to something else. 1345 UT "please
e-mail your reception reports to
<testtransmission @>
and more music alternating with "test transmission" announcement. This
cuts off at 1347 UT, and then not found on 15515 kHz or anywhere else on
the 19m band. I have sent them a report inquiring about the transmitter
site and purpose of these tests. Could be only for staff training purposes
as they have done previously.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx Aug 22)

U.K.   BBC local radio starts switching off AM.


The end of an era !

(Richard Buckby-UK  G3VGW, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 23)

USA    Summer A-12 of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Part 1 of 2:

Arabic Radio Free Iraq
0200-0700  1593
1500-1530  1593
1830-2000  1593
2100-2300  1593

1500-1600  9400 15565

0300-0400  7290  9480
1500-1600 13615 15480

0300-0500   612  6105  6120
1500-1700   612  6105  7270
1700-1900   612  5930  6105
1900-2100   612  5995  7475

Dari Radio Free Afghanistan
0300-0330   999  1296 17670 17690
0430-0530   999  1296 17670 17690
0630-0730   999  1296 17670 17690
0830-0930   999  1296 15090 17685
1030-1130   999  1296 15090 17685
1230-1330   999  1296 11550 15090
1400-1430   999  1296 11550 15090

0100-0200  7215  9750
1300-1400 13690 15530

1200-1230 15165 15265 17735
1500-1530 11780 15360

0400-0430  5945 Mon-Fri
1500-1530  9495 Sat/Sun
1600-1630  9850 Mon-Fri
1800-1830  6065 Mon-Fri

Pashto Radio Free Afghanistan
0230-0300   999  1296 17670 17690
0330-0430   999  1296 17670 17690
0530-0630   999  1296 17670 17690
0730-0830   999  1296 17670 17690
0930-1030   999  1296 15090 17685
1130-1230   999  1296 15090 17685
1330-1400   999  1296 11550 15090

Pashto Radio Mashaal
0400-0600   621 12130 15560 15740
0600-1100   621 12130 15360 15740
1100-1300   621 12130 15320 15360

0300-0400  7250  7435 17820
0400-0500  5925  7435  9480
0500-0700  9480 11850 17560
0800-0900 15130 17820
0900-1000 15130 17820
1200-1300 12025 13745 17800
1300-1400 12025 13745 15460
1400-1500 13745 15180 15460
1500-1600  7355  9520 15460
1600-1700  7355  9520  9840
1700-1800  5995  9840 11805
1700-1800 11845 15530 >>>>> Caucasus Echo
1800-1900  5995  9840 11760
1900-2000  5920  7285  9840
2000-2100  7285

0100-0200  9760 13680
0200-0400  9740 15525
1400-1600  9790 11975
1600-1700  7485  9790

0300-0400  7390  9635
0500-0600  9635
1500-1600  9730 15445
1900-2000  9805

0200-0300   864  9550 15560
0300-0400  9550 15560
1400-1530 12025 15240
1530-1600   864 12025 15240
1600-1700 11780 15410
1700-1800  9760 11780

0200-0300  9855 12025 15145
0300-0400 12025 15145 17770
1400-1500  7555 13615 13690
1600-1700  7555  9760 11975
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

Summer A-12 of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Part 2 of 2:

Persian Radio Farda
0000-0030  1314  1575  5940  7585
0030-0200  1314  1575  5860  5940  7295  7585
0200-0230  1575  5860  5940  7295  7585
0230-0300  1575  5860  7280  9760 15680 15690
0300-0430  1575  5860  7220  7280  9760 15680 15690
0430-0500  1575  7220  7280  9760 15680 15690
0500-0530  1575  7220  9760 13860 15680 15690
0530-0830  1575  7220 13860 15680 15690 17840
0830-1000  1575 13860 15680 15690 17695 17840
1000-1100  1575  7435 13860 15680 15690 17695
1100-1400  1575  7435 12005 15680 15690 17695
1400-1430  1314  1575  7435 11520 12005 15680 17695
1430-1500  1314  1575 11520 12005 15555 17695
1500-1530  1314  1575 11520 12005 15555 17695
1530-1600  1314  1575  9390 11520 12005 15555
1600-1700  1314  1575  7585  9390 11520 15555
1700-1730  1314  1575  7585  9390 11520
1730-1800  1314  1575  5830  7585 11520
1800-2400  1314  1575  5830  7585

Summer A-12 of Radio Free Asia:

0030-0130  9510 12115 15700
1230-1330  7390  9335 13675
1330-1400  7390  9335 12140
1400-1430  7390  9335
1630-1730  9945

1400-1500 11715 Mo/We/Fr+ 7280 from 1430
1400-1500 12130 Tue/Thu + 7280 from 1430
1400-1500 12140 Sat/Sun + 7280 from 1430
2200-2300 11785 15320 Mon
2200-2300 11785 15350 Tue
2200-2300 11785 15360 Wed
2200-2300 11785 15370 Thu
2200-2300 11785 15385 Fri
2200-2300 11785 15290 Sat
2200-2300 11785 15305 Sun

1230-1330 12140 15145
2230-2330  5840 13740

1500-1700   648  5820  7210  7455
1700-1800   648  5820  9975
1800-1900   648  5820  7465
2100-2200   648  7460  9385 11945

0000-0100 15545 15690
1100-1200  9325 15120

0300-0400 13785 15120 15615 15635 17485 17855 21595 21650
0400-0500 13760 15615 15635 15660 17615 17855 21480 21580
0500-0600 13760 15615 15635 15660 17615 17855 21580 21710
0600-0700 13760 15615 15635 17495 17615 17855 21720
1500-1600  9455  9905 11540 11965 13640 13675 15430
1600-1630  5895  9455  9905 11540 11870 13675 15430
1630-1700  5895  9725  9905 11550 11870 13675 15430
1700-1800  5895  7280  9355  9455  9540  9905 11695 13780
1800-1900  7280  7355  9355  9455  9540  9690 11540 13780
1900-2000  1098  5855  7260  7355  7435  9355  9455  9875
           9905 11785 13780
2000-2100  1098  5855  6140  7260  7355  7435  9355  9455
           9905 11785
2100-2200  1098  5855  6140  7355  7435  9455  9905
2300-2400  7540  9535 11760 11785 15430 15585

0100-0200  9680  9885 11695 17505 17730
0200-0300  9885 11695 11745 17610 17730
0600-0700 17510 17765 21500 21690
1000-1100 13680 15435 17495
1100-1200  7470 13830 15670 17495
1200-1400  7470 11605 13795 13830 15670
1500-1600  9370 11585 11795 11835
2200-2300  7505  9815  9880 11975
2300-2315  7505  9805  9815  9875
2315-2400  7505  9805  9875  9900

0100-0130  9350  9400 11895 11945 17640
0130-0200  9350  9400 11895 11945 17635
1600-1700  9370  9555  9975 11590

1400-1430  1503  9715 11605 12075 13640
1430-1500  9715 11605 12075 13640
2300-2330  1503
2330-2400  1503  7520 11605 13730 15570
0000-0030  7445 11605 13730 15570
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

USA    New time for relay of Brother Stair TOM via WWRB:
2100-1200  3185 WRB 100 kW 340 deg to NoWeAM, ex0000-1200 same freq.
1200-2100  9385 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM, ex1200-2400 same freq.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)

WRNO - Does anyone else notice that when WRNO in New Orleans is off the
air, there still a carrier there? It's got be them, because the signal is
at 7507 kHz. Wonder when they'll ever fix them being off frequency?
(Thomas Lavern Nyberg-SWE on Facebook; via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Aug 24)

7506v  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, 2012)

WRNO - the whole evening noted a tiny carrier signal on exact 7506.383
kHz, BUT at 00.58:26 UT July 12 increased strongly and modulated with WRNO
program to S=9+40dB level on SDR rx unit in New Jersey or S=9+15dB here at
my place in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12, 2012)

VATICAN GARDEN  {downtown Rome, not SMG Santa Maria di Galeria site}
75 mb Radio Vatican um 1840 UT in Deutsch.

Christian Milling von R700 hatte dieser Tage schon mal von einem
abenteuerlichen Signal auf 3975 kHz vom 10 kW Sender aus dem vatikanischen
Garten berichtet.

Das Program in einzelner Vieltontechnik auch heute nur zu erahnen, nur
wenn man langjaehriger Hoerer ist und die Ansagen und das Pausensignal
kennt, auch zu identifizieren.

Um 1830 UT ist ein Zweiton Signal in peaks sichtbar (like RTTY), auf
3975.285 und 3975.789 kHz.

Ab 1840 UT dann ein Vielton-Peak Lattenzaun mit verzerrtem Klang, mit
peaks bei +300, +600, +730 Hertz usw. bis zum oberen Ende bei 3977.700

Da hat die Putzfrau an die Knoepfe des Senders gelangt und von AM Mode auf
irgend einen Fernschreibcode umgestellt, und der Chefingenieur ist im
typischen italienischen Augusturlaub aushaeusig....
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20)

VATICAN STATE   Frequency changes of Radio Veritas Asia, Manila via SMG
relay site, from Aug 19:
1430-1457 NF15330 SMG 250 kW 070 deg to SoAS,  ex 15435 in Urdu
1500-1557 NF15320 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to NE/ME, ex 15350 in Tagalog
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21)
 Michael Bethge,
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D-61282 Bad Homburg

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