WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - August 3rd, 2012 (BC-DX #1076)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ARMENIA   [to Nepal target]  12130  YFR Nepali language service from
Yerevan Gavar Armenia relay site, logged at 1300-1400 UT July 27.
S=9 signal traced on even backlobe into Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)  - see under Romania also ...

AUSTRALIA   5885 and 6050 - SPURIOUS of RA Shepparton, symmetrical
intermodulations of 5940 and 5995 kHz.

Radio Australia in English at 15-17 UT, heard with long commentary about
national gas exploration, solar alternatives and wind turbines, and energy
analysts, fundamentals of 5995 and 5940 kHz produced two S=8 SPURIOUS
signals on symmetrical 6050 and 5885 kHz, some 55 kHz distance away.

Strong southern winter 49 mb broadcasts on midnight in Pacific.
Fundamentals had a S=9+40dB signal on Perseus remote SDR net rx unit in
Australia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

BHUTAN   6035.0 / 6034.993  BBS (presumed), at 1232 UT July 27. Two
stations of equal strength mixing together; unable to differentiate which
was BBS and which was PBS Yunnan China.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 28)

During - possible dark zone path between Indian subcontinent and Europe -
heard at 0013 UT July 28 a strong BRUMM - BUZZ noise stn on footprint
6034.993 kHz.

Few days before BBS heard on July 25/til 26th during our European evening
with supposed to be full 100 kW power, discovered and reported by few
hobbyists here on newsgroup.

Lately BBS was on 6034.990 kHz some late in June til July 5th. Adjacent
CHN stn is always close to even 6035 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

BOSNIA/SERBIA/VIETNAM   9635v puzzle.

UNIDENTIFIED. 9634.012, July 31 at 1306 UT, some audio making a B5-note
het [988 Hz] below something weaker on 9635.0. What's on '9635' at this
hour? Aoki shows CRI Hindi via Kashgar, Serbia 17 kW from Belgrade in
English, and the all-day VOV-1 service, 100 kW, 145 degrees from Hanoi-
Sontay, VIETNAM. My money's on the latter as off-frequency. Unless: no
hits on 9634 for Vietnam found in dxld archive, instead:

"9634+, spur from R. Australia, Sept 7 [2010] at 1216 UT, putting big
slightly less than 1 kHz het to roughly equal strength CVC Miami via Chile
in Spanish on 9635, with Late Nite Live interview // 9590, 9580, 9560,
9475 kHz, so impossible to tell which Shepparton transmitter it's coming
from, but doesn't compute as a mix among any of them."
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 31)

At 1600 UT July 31, only an empty carrier on air here in Europe, in
Germany S=9+25dB signal. Most likely SRI Stubline Serbia 17 kW movable
shortwave TX unit on air on exact 9634.993 kHz, and a tiny peak string on
even 9635 kHz, latter most probably from Calera de Tango Chile ?

[later]  Possibly due of holiday break in August month {from July 30
onwards} annually, SRI program around 16-17 UT on v9635 from Stubline
contained only SERBIAN language {domestic?} program content. So their
program schedule on website and also AOKI list of foreign language scheme
is out of effective at present.

6100 kHz Bosnia Bijeljina relay contained only empty carrier from 1800-
1820 UT and switched OFF then. July 31.
(wb, dxld July 31)

BOTSWANA/SOUTH AFRICA   7340  Terrible program mix on this channel around
0425-0431 UT. The custom on Meyerton South Africa tx site to put not even
the carrier for warm-up procedure early, but also RFI French program
content from satellite feed on air, result in a terrible program mixture
of BOTH here in Europe.

There are a lot of 41 mb channels free at this time. At 0425 UT heard VOA
Kinyarwanda program from Botswana, but also RFI French sce from Meyerton
South Africa.

Yankee Doodle concluded VOA program around 04.29:50 UT, and at 04.30:31 UT
only RFI Swahili identification and schedule annmt heard.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

BRAZIL   11780  on July 24 at 0502, RNA is overmodulated, distorted,
producing rough sidebands, and // 6180 kHz is not much better at 0510 UT.
RNA was recently reported to have installed "new equipment to improve the
sound quality". I'm afraid it it's quite the contrary. Listeners inside
Brazil keep complaining they can't hear one frequency or the other or at
least not well. This is, after all, intended for the sparsely populated
Amazon region, where one or the other should propagate well depending on
the time of day, and they carry on well USward, 6180 only at night and
11780 kHz best at night, into the dayedges.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 25)

{google_automatic_translation} Hello Colleagues, Here the sign in Goiania
in 6180 kHz has greatly improved, much strong, barely reaches 11780. As
for audio, the phrase (voice) both the speaker and the listener (via
telephone) exceptional, but ... the audio "musical" distortion has a
"horrible." The songs are played with an audio "distorted and shaky." Hug
everyone,

In Capao of Canoa, northern RS, 6180 kHz RNA 15 hours Sinpo place with
25443. However as Mr de Goias cited when convey music, the audio is
"terrible" completely distorted the same is true of 11780 kHz, but on a
smaller scale. This is probably whether the change to the new studio,
where the channel equalization music of the mixer is saturated with a gain
in db
(Cassio Santos-BRA, July 23, radioescutas yg / dxld)

15190.158 ... wandered to x.163 kHz within few minutes. Rádio
Inconfidencia in Portuguese logged at 0857 UT July 28. S=6 signal, despite
hit heavily by Radio Tatarstan powerhouse signal from Samara Russia site
next door 15195 kHz {0750/0810-0900 UT}, latter strong more than S=9+25dB
into Germany target.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)  Radio Tatarstan see under RUSSIA too.

BRAZIL   11915.09  Rádio Gaucha talk by M and W in Portuguese at 0033 UT
w/ment of madrugada and Uruguay, presidente, Brasil. ID at 0039:40 UT
ending segment, then fanfare and canned outro, promo, then M returned. 3+1
time ticks at 0045 UT during discussion w/another M. Ad/promo block at
0052-0056 UT, then M again w/ment of nacional, Brasil, Sao Paulo. 3+1 time
ticks again over M at ToH and again at 0115. 0102 UT pgm promo "??
Nacional", then ad/promo block including one w/M mooing like a cow.
0106:20 ID/promo and pgm intro. Nice ID/promo at 0116:50. Went off
suddenly at 0119:55. Good signal but slop QRM from 11920 and fading after
0100. Clear after 0100 UT. Last hrd on 11 June, and rarely on. 29 July.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx July 29)

11915.091 kHz exact noted at 1110 UT July 31 on CA remote SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

BRAZIL/EQUAT GUINEA   15190 / 15190.204  Both het each other on very
adjacent channel, Radio Africa-GNE English sermon on 15190 kHz even, and
Rádio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG from Brazil on very odd
15190.204 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

CONGO DR.   5066.3  at 1815-1903*on July 10, R. Tele Candip, Bunia.
Vernacular/French, talks + phone-ins, African music, ID + freq annmt
1902 UT, drum beat at s/off, 35432.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld July 25)

EGYPT   New German 11560 kHz ERU Radio Cairo Abu Zaabal 250 kW
315 degrees, formerly 6270 kHz B-11 frequency.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

I have noted Radio Cairo in English on new 11890 kHz beginning at 2115 UT
on July 21st. Distorted sound. Last night I discovered Radio Cairo in
German at 1900 UT on 11560 kHz and in French at 2000-2115 also on
11560 kHz. It is almost impossible to understand anything despite a
fairly strong signal.
(Christer Brunstroem-SWE, dxld July 23)

EGYPT   9965 {ex 6270 kHz}  Radio Cairo in Ar/En registered on HFCC A-12
table at 2300-0430 UT - 2300-0030 En, 0030-0430 Arabic, but missed on AOKI
frequency list yet. From Abis site 200 kW 325degr towards North American
zones 8 & 9. S=9+10dB here in Germany logged on Aug 1st at 0410 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

EGYPT    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)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   7204.983  Vo Broad Masses 1 (Dimtsi Hafash) program in
Kunama language til 1600 UT, from Asmara-Selea Daro Eritrea TX site,
according Aoki Japan frequency list. S=8-9 signal observed around 1545 UT
July 27.

7174.989  Vo Broad Masses 2 (Dimtsi Hafash) program noted this afternoon
on usual 7175v kHz again, female HOA music singer today at 1550 UT on
July 27.

And accompanied by 20 kHz wide Ethiopian white noise type digital audio
jamming signal underneath.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   Asmara-ERI noted VOBME-1 S=7 7205.045 kHz at 0440 UT,
Aug 1. Also VOBME-2nd program on 7179.990 kHz covered by ETH White Noise
digital jamming.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

ETHIOPIA   7234.643 kHz odd frequency from Addis Ababa Gedja-ETH, hetting
CRI co-channel stn. Around 1540 UT July 27, S=7-8 fair signal. Program is
Voice of Democratic Alliance, acc to Aoki list Fris in Kunama language.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

Addis Ababa-ETH as usual in 31 mb on 9705.002 kHz, and // wandered up and
down on 9558.544 ... x.566 kHz, at 0415-0425 UT Aug 1.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

GERMANY   810, 3955, 3995, 6005 kHz
Welle 370 on "700 RADIO" Koenigswusterhausen, Germany

As previously announced two weeks ago, "Welle 370" is not only from
Saturday to hear local transmission on 810 kHz in Koenigs Wusterhausen
locally, but also on our frequencies of Radio 700, like two years ago.

There will be a daily 15 minute summary, here is the schedule for the
period from Sunday to Sunday.

Schedule "Welle 370" to RADIO 700.

From Sunday 05 August 2012 to Sunday inclusive, 12 August 2012.

0340 to 0355 UT 3955 kHz
(the first time on Monday, 06 August 2012, repeating the previous day)
1015 to 1030 UT 6005 kHz
1640 to 1655 UT 6005 kHz
1940 to 1955 UT 3995 kHz

The start times are approximate and depend on the total length of the
program.

Reception Reports please contact:
"Friends of Sender Koenigs Wusterhausen e.V."
Welle 370
Senderhaus 1, Funkerberg 20
15711 Koenigs Wusterhausen
Germany

Or by mail:  <verein @ funkerberg.de>
The project website: <http://welle370.funkerberg.de/>

Have fun and bonne reception :)
(Christian Milling-D,  <christian.milling @ funkhaus-euskirchen.de>
radio.700 wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

GERMANY   Very important news-Radio Berlin International back shortwave!
This is amazing! For more info please visit to
<swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com>

New schedule of Deutsches Radio 700 in German from August 1:
0800-1700  3955 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR, ex2200-1900 same
2300-0400  3955 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR, ex2200-1900 same
But according to shortwaveservice.com new schedule is 0600-2000 &
2130-0400 between transmissons 0400-0600 BBC DRM & 2000-2130 UT
KBS World German/English

GERMANY   New transmissons of Radio Marabu Sept 1/2:
1100-1800  6085 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR Sat/Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

GUAM   Some changes of AWR KSDA from July 24:
1100-1130   15540 SDA 100kW 255deg SoEaAS Indonesian,           exTRM
1130-1200   15540 SDA 100kW 255deg SoEaAS Javanese Mo/We/Fr,    exTRM
1130-1200   15540 SDA 100kW 255deg SoEaAS Sundanese Su/Tu/Th/Sa,exTRM
1200-1300 NF 9720 SDA 100kW 300deg EaAS Chinese,          ex15490 TRM
1300-1330 NF11750 SDA 100kW 270deg SoEaAS Khmer,          ex17635 TRM
1330-1400 NF11750 SDA 100kW 270deg SoEaAS Khmer Sun,      ex17635 TRM
1330-1400 NF11880 SDA 100kW 270deg SoEaAS Thai Mo-We/Fr,  ex17635 TRM
1330-1400 NF11880 SDA 100kW 270deg SoEaAS Lao Thu/Sat
1400-1500   12105 SDA 100kW 315deg EaAS Chinese, exTRM
1500-1530   15715 SDA 100kW 285deg SoEaAS Karen, exTRM
1530-1600 NF15330 SDA 100kW 285deg SoAS Marathi, ex7410 TRM
1600-1630   11835 SDA 100kW 300deg SoAS Urdu, exTRM
1630-1700   11740 SDA 100kW 300deg SoAS English, exTRM
2100-2200   11750 SDA 100kW 315deg EaAS Chinese Mon-Sat, exTRM
2100-2200   11750 SDA 100kW 315deg EaAS Cantonese Sun,   exTRM
2200-2230 NF11850 SDA 100kW 255deg SoEaAS Javanese Su/Tu/Th,    x9545TRM
2200-2230 NF11850 SDA 100kW 255deg SoEaAS Sundanese Mo/We/Fr/Sa,x9545TRM
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

INDIA   11774.985  AIR Delhi Tibetan/Nepali services at 1200-1430 UT,
loggend on AIR Panaji Goa frequency at 1405 UT July 27. S=6 poor sidelobe
signal to Europe. Nice sweet Indian female singer, - in European ears ...

11669.966  odd frequency signal of AIR Dari/Pashto programs puzzled me
at 1410 UT July 27, 1315-1530 UT registered and reported as Bangalore, but
have my doubts ... is rather coming from Khampur site ... 34 Hertz odd
signal obviously NOT from Bangalore site, latter is rather on even
frequency.

Bangalore maybe on 7410 kHz now?, - and buzzy Aligarh 9910 kHz are both on
EVEN frequency ... at present.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

INDONESIA   4749.95  RRI Makassar. July 24 with good signal strength, but
summertime QRN. CNR1 (4750.0) QRM started about 1055 UT and built up from
there. Highlights:

0944-1000: Series of ads.
1003-1007: Qur'an (communal reciting).
1007:      Drums; Qur'an (solo reciting).
1015:      Children singing and EZL songs.
1027:      ID: "Radio Republik Indonesia".
1035-1044: Series of ads.
1044:      EZL songs.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 24)

Measured 4749.950 kHz exactly at 1030-1045 UT,on July 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

Thanks Wolfy! Good to know the exact frequency. Today had less than normal
QRN, so reception was better. MP3 audio
<https://www.box.com/s/045c45e7cf76423ca4d4>
with nice ID at 01:15 UT. Thanks again!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 25)

4750  (Sulawesi), RRI Makassar, at 1218 UT on July 25, Bahasa Indonesia,
man with speech, frequent mentions of Indonesia, occasional male
commentator. Good.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, Listening from my car with the Eton E1 and Sony
AN1 active antenna, dxld July 25)

INDONESIA   Extension service of the Ramadan.
RRI Palangka Raya on 3325 kHz s/off at 1700v UT (normal) and s/on at
2000v UT.

RRI-Makassar on 4750kHz s/off at 1600vUT(normal) and s/on at 1800v.

Djibouti on 4780 kHz on the air past 2100 UT. I can't confirm s/off for
the sunrise.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld July 28)

INDONESIA   9680.053   RRI Jakarta Cimanggis domestic service program,
observed on remote SDR unit in Queensland Australia, S=7 fair.
At 0730 UT on July 30. Phone-in talk by two men, like answer a radio
quiz question.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

IRAN   Ramadan radio specials from IRIB Tehran Iran.
Checked the special schedule, see below, at 0015-0045 UT July 28.

NOT on air on channels 6005 and 7360 kHz.

All on S=9+25dB signal level strength here in Germany
6010, 6080, 7325 - phone-in program in Arabic, 7405, 9650 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

Yes, by searching HFCC on the peculiar dates 200712-200812 I came up with
these additional Ramadan specials from Iran:

1930-2330 5940 & 6010 Azeri from Kamalabad
2330-0030 6010 Azeri from Sirjan [conflicts with Kurdish below]
2330-0330 6005 Azeri from Kamalabad [first hour conflicts Kurdish]
2130-0130 7325 & 7360 Arabic from Sirjan, 270 degrees
2230-0100 7405 Tajik from Kamalabad
2330-0030 6005 & 6080 Sorani Kurdish from Kamalabad [6005 conflict]
          6010 Sorani Kurdish from Sirjan [conflicts with Azeri above]
0030-0130 9650 Turkish from Sirjan, 310 degrees, good for NoAM.

[later]  Aha, I didn't notice at first the effective dates in HFCC for the
0030-0130 broadcast, 20 July to 20 August. Therefore it is a special
transmission for Ramadan. I guess the Turx are up at 3:30-4:30 am to load
up on calories to get them thru the day, and want to listen to Iran while
doing it. However, sunrise in Ankara is currently 0241 UT, so a
0130-0230 UT timing would seem more effective. I wonder if there are other
special IRIB transmissions for Ramadan only?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 25)

 9650 0030 0130 29S,39N   SIR 500 310 TURKISH        IRN IRB*
11760 0030 0230 11-15     KAM 500 274 SPANISH        IRN IRB
 9860 0030 0330 12-16     KAM 500 259 SPANISH        IRN IRB
 7285 0100 0230 30SE,31SW SIR 500 46  TADJIKI        IRN IRB
 9615 0100 0230 30SE,31SW KAM 500 58  TADJIKI        IRN IRB
 7325 0130 0230 40E,41N   ZAH 500 0   URDU           IRN IRB
 9730 0130 0230 40E,41N   AHW 250 84  URDU           IRN IRB
 9790 0130 0230 30,31     SIR 500 18  KAZAKI         IRN IRB
11800 0130 0230 30,31     SIR 500 5   KAZAKI         IRN IRB
11930 0130 0230 40E,41N   KAM 500 118 URDU           IRN IRB
11890 0200 0300 41        SIR 500 102 HINDI          IRN IRB
13750 0200 0300 41        SIR 500 95  HINDI          IRN IRB
 7295 0230 0300 30S,31S   KAM 500 58  UZBAKI         IRN IRB
11870 0230 0300 30S,31S   SIR 500 18  UZBAKI         IRN IRB
 5940 0230 0330 40E,41W   SIR 500 60  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
 9620 0230 0330 40E,41W   KAM 500 94  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
11660 0230 0530 38,39     ZAH 500 289 ARABIC         IRN IRB
11760 0230 0530 39        KAM 500 178 ARABIC         IRN IRB
 7220 0300 0330 29SE,39NE SIR 500 320 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
11700 0300 0330 29SE,39NE SIR 500 320 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
11925 0300 0330 30,31     KAM 500 58  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
13670 0300 0330 29E,30,31 SIR 500 18  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
11940 0300 0630 30S,31S   KAM 100 85  DARI           IRN IRB
13740 0300 0630 30S,31S   AHW 250 84  DARI           IRN IRB
 7365 0330 0430 39        KAM 500 0   KURDISH-SORRANIIRN IRB
 9715 0330 0430 39        SIR 500 295 KURDISH-SORRANIIRN IRB

 9610 0330 0430 38E,39W   KAM 500 244 S-F Palestine  IRN IRB
11875 0330 0430 38E,39W   SIR 500 282 S-F Palestine  IRN IRB
Saut Falestin
"Voice of Islamic Palestinian Revolution"

11920 0330 0430 7-10      KAM 500 324 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
13650 0330 0430 7-10      SIR 500 330 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
11670 0330 0530 29S,40NW  SIR 500 336 TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB
13750 0400 0500 39S,47,48 SIR 500 216 SAWAHILI       IRN IRB
15340 0400 0500 39S,47,48 KAM 500 210 SAWAHILI       IRN IRB
 9610 0430 0500 38E,39W   KAM 500 250 HEBREW         IRN IRB
11875 0430 0500 38E,39W   SIR 500 282 HEBREW         IRN IRB
11860 0430 0600 29S,39N   KAM 500 289 TURKISH        IRN IRB
13710 0430 0600 29S,39N   KAM 500 289 TURKISH        IRN IRB
13750 0500 0530 28E,29,30 KAM 500 321 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
15480 0500 0530 28E,29,30 SIR 500 320 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
17655 0500 0530 30-33     SIR 500 40  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
21520 0500 0530 30-33     SIR 500 46  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
15320 0530 0630 28S       SIR 500 310 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
15530 0530 0630 27S,28S   KAM 500 289 SPANISH        IRN IRB
17530 0530 0630 27S,28S   SIR 500 300 SPANISH        IRN IRB
17660 0530 0630 28S       KAM 500 297 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
13785 0530 1430 39        KAM 500 178 ARABIC         IRN IRB
15150 0530 1430 38,39     ZAH 500 289 ARABIC         IRN IRB
17550 0530 1630 37,38,39  KAM 500 259 ARABIC         IRN IRB
17750 0600 0700 46,47     SIR 500 260 HAUSA          IRN IRB
15480 0630 0730 28S       KAM 500 289 ITALY          IRN IRB
15550 0630 0730 28S       SIR 500 302 ALBANI         IRN IRB
17595 0630 0730 28S       KAM 500 294 ALBANI         IRN IRB
17610 0630 0730 27,28     KAM 500 304 FRENCH         IRN IRB
17665 0630 0730 28S       KAM 500 294 ITALY          IRN IRB
17890 0630 0730 27,28     SIR 500 304 FRENCH         IRN IRB
13740 0730 0830 40E,41W   SIR 500 60  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
15440 0730 0830 40E,41W   AHW 250 84  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
15500 0730 0830 27,28     KAM 500 310 GERMANY        IRN IRB
17610 0730 0830 27,28     SIR 500 310 GERMANY        IRN IRB
17660 0830 0930 47,48,52  SIR 500 223 SWAHILI        IRN IRB
21650 0830 0930 47,48,52  SIR 500 231 SWAHILI        IRN IRB
13740 0830 1030 39        SIR 500 235 ARABIC         IRN IRB
15500 0830 1200 30S,31S   KAM 500 94  DARI           IRN IRB
13840 0830 1430 30S,31S   AHW 250 84  DARI           IRN IRB
11850 0930 1000 29SE,39NE SIR 500 320 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
15225 0930 1000 29SE,39NE SIR 500 322 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
21590 1030 1130 41        KAM 500 110 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
21640 1030 1130 41        KAM 500 110 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
21505 1130 1200 46,47     SIR 500 270 HAUSA          IRN IRB
21750 1130 1200 46,47     SIR 500 263 HAUSA          IRN IRB
13685 1200 1230 38E,39W   SIR 500 282 HEBREW         IRN IRB
15240 1200 1230 38E,39W   KAM 500 259 HEBREW         IRN IRB
17610 1200 1300 42-44     KAM 500 64  CHINA          IRN IRB
17670 1200 1300 42-44     SIR 500 65  CHINA          IRN IRB
21500 1200 1300 42-44     SIR 500 76  CHINA          IRN IRB
21650 1200 1300 42-44     KAM 500 65  CHINA          IRN IRB
 9565 1200 1500 30S,31S   KAM 100 85  DARI           IRN IRB
11870 1230 1330 40E,41W   SIR 500 60  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
13730 1230 1330 40E,41W   KAM 500 91  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
17560 1230 1330 49,54     SIR 500 115 MALAY          IRN IRB
21670 1230 1330 49,54     SIR 500 107 MALAY          IRN IRB
 9705 1300 1430 40E,41N   SIR 500 80  URDU           IRN IRB
15300 1300 1430 40E,41    KAM 500 109 URDU           IRN IRB
15400 1300 1430 39        SIR 500 198 URDU           IRN IRB
13630 1330 1430 45        SIR 500 60  JAPANESE       IRN IRB
15555 1330 1430 45        KAM 500 60  JAPANESE       IRN IRB
 9490 1330 1630 39        KAM 500 0 KURDISH-Kirmanji IRN IRB
 5890 1430 1530 40E,41W   SIR 500 65  PUSHTU-m       IRN IRB
11700 1430 1530 39        KAM 500 178 BENGALI        IRN IRB
11955 1430 1530 30,31     KAM 500 58  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
13595 1430 1530 30,31     AHW 250 26  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
13725 1430 1530 41        SIR 500 102 HINDI          IRN IRB
13800 1430 1530 29-30     SIR 500 322 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
13840 1430 1530 41NE      KAM 500 99  BENGALI        IRN IRB
15300 1430 1530 41        KAM 500 109 HINDI          IRN IRB
15400 1430 1530 41NE      KAM 500 100 BENGALI        IRN IRB
 9655 1430 1700 29S,40NW  ZAH 500 289 TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB
11815 1430 1730 39        KAM 500 178 ARABIC         IRN IRB
11995 1430 1730 39        KAM 500 178 ARABIC-X       IRN IRB
 5945 1500 1600 30S,31S   KAM 500 58  UZBAKI         IRN IRB
11860 1500 1600 30S,31S   SIR 500 30  UZBAKI         IRN IRB
 9940 1530 1630 30,31     KAM 500 58  KAZAKI         IRN IRB
11700 1530 1630 30,31     SIR 500 40  KAZAKI         IRN IRB
11945 1530 1630 41,49,54  SIR 500 105 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
13720 1530 1630 41,49,54  KAM 500 109 ENGLISH-X      IRN IRB
13780 1530 1630 41,49,54  KAM 500 109 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
 6060 1530 1730 40E,41N   SIR 500 90  URDU-m         IRN IRB
 6110 1600 1730 30SE,31SW SIR 500 46  TADJIKI        IRN IRB
 7210 1600 1730 29S,39N   KAM 500 289 TURKISH        IRN IRB
 7435 1600 1730 30SE,31SW KAM 500 58  TADJIKI        IRN IRB
 9870 1600 1730 29S,39N   KAM 500 298 TURKISH        IRN IRB
 3985 1630 0330 39,40     ZAH 500 0   ARABIC         IRN IRB
12080 1630 0530 37-39     ZAH 500 289 ARABIC         IRN IRB
11825 1630 1700 41NE      KAM 500 94  BENGALI        IRN IRB
13730 1630 1700 41NE      KAM 500 100 BENGALI        IRN IRB
 6005 1630 1730 40E,41W   SIR 500 60  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
 7230 1630 1730 29SE,39NE SIR 500 320 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
 7340 1630 1730 40E,41W   AHW 250 84  PUSHTU         IRN IRB
 9505 1630 1730 29SE,39NE SIR 500 320 ARMENIAN       IRN IRB
 7350 1700 1800 30,31     KAM 500 0   RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 9800 1700 1800 30,31     AHW 250 26  RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 9570 1730 1830 27,28     KAM 500 310 GERMANY        IRN IRB
 9655 1730 1830 28S       SIR 500 310 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
11830 1730 1830 47,48,52  SIR 500 216 SWAHILI        IRN IRB
11865 1730 1830 28S       KAM 500 298 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
11980 1730 1830 27,28     SIR 500 322 GERMANY        IRN IRB
13670 1730 1830 39S,47,48 KAM 500 206 SWAHILI        IRN IRB
 9715 1730 2030 39        KAM 500 178 ARABIC         IRN IRB
 6140 1800 1900 29,30     SIR 500 320 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 7240 1800 1900 29,30     KAM 500 304 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 9570 1830 1930 28S       SIR 500 305 ALBANI         IRN IRB
 9860 1830 1930 27,28     KAM 500 310 FRENCH         IRN IRB
11865 1830 1930 27,28     SIR 250 310 FRENCH         IRN IRB
11980 1830 1930 28S       KAM 500 298 ALBANI         IRN IRB
13710 1830 1930 46,47     KAM 500 253 HAUSA          IRN IRB
15550 1830 1930 46,47     SIR 500 263 HAUSA          IRN IRB
17650 1830 1930 46,47     KAM 500 259 FRENCH         IRN IRB
 5910 1930 2000 28S       SIR 500 295 ITALY          IRN IRB
 9600 1930 2000 28S       KAM 500 298 ITALY          IRN IRB
 6030 1930 2030 28E,29,30 KAM 500 0   RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 9540 1930 2030 27,28     KAM 500 304 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
 9570 1930 2030 28E,29    SIR 500 340 RUSSIAN        IRN IRB
 9800 1930 2030 52,53,57  KAM 500 205 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
11750 1930 2030 27,28     SIR 500 313 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
11885 1930 2030 52,53,57  SIR 500 211 ENGLISH        IRN IRB
 5940 1930 2330 29S,40NW  KAM 500 0   TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB*
 6010 1930 2330 29S,40NW  KAM 500 0   TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB*
 6090 2030 2130 28S       SIR 500 305 ALBANI         IRN IRB
 7355 2030 2130 27S,28S   KAM 500 289 SPANISH        IRN IRB
 9790 2030 2130 27S,28S   SIR 500 295 SPANISH        IRN IRB
 9830 2030 2130 28S       KAM 500 298 ALBANI         IRN IRB
11765 2100 2200 45        SIR 500 53  JAPANESE       IRN IRB
13710 2100 2200 45        SIR 500 60  JAPANESE       IRN IRB
 7325 2130 0130 39,40     SIR 500 270 ARABIC         IRN IRB*
 7360 2130 0130 39,40     SIR 500 270 ARABIC         IRN IRB*
 9810 2130 2230 28S       SIR 500 305 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
11685 2130 2230 28S       KAM 500 298 BOSSNI         IRN IRB
 7405 2230 0100 30SE,31SW KAM 500 58  TADJIKI        IRN IRB*
 9655 2230 2330 49,54     SIR 500 115 MALAY          IRN IRB
11870 2230 2330 49,54     KAM 500 109 MALAY          IRN IRB
 6005 2330 0030 39        KAM 500 0   KURDISH-SORRANIIRN IRB*
 6010 2330 0030 39        KAM 500 0   KURDISH-SORRANIIRN IRB*
 6080 2330 0030 39        KAM 500 0   KURDISH-SORRANIIRN IRB*
13670 2330 0030 42-44     SIR 500 65  CHINA          IRN IRB
13715 2330 0030 42-44     KAM 500 64  CHINA          IRN IRB
15470 2330 0030 42-44     SIR 500 75  CHINA          IRN IRB
 6005 2330 0330 29S,40NW  SIR 500 336 TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB*
 6010 2330 0330 29S,40NW  SIR 500 336 TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB*
 7205 2330 0330 29S,40NW  SIR 500 336 TURKI-AZERI    IRN IRB*

m - Mashhad progr via Sirjan TX site.
* on 20-07-2012 to 20-08-2012 during Ramadan only.
-X  alternate frequency.
(HFCC list, July 27)

KOREAS   Remote SDR units in FE and Pacific area are full of - seemingly-
Korean jamming intermodulations, heard around 15-16 UT July on 6106, 6230,
6300, 6348, 6359, 6445, 6605, 6593, 7082, 7092, 7569, 7581 kHz, to mention
few ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

KUWAIT   VOA/IBB/RFA site Kuwait.
After years in Google Earth image browser shows only old images,
seen now new ones in TerraServer  29 31 24.04 N  47 40 21.07 E
nice the new Thomson Alliss 'castrated' antenna, 1100 meters north towards
the boundary of the TX site. The transmitter is not installed in the mast
foot, as erected in Issoudun France or Nauen Germany, but continue to TX
house and long feeder supply line visible, same as in Sines Portugal.

In Bing Maps

<http://www.bing.com/maps/#JndoZXJlMT0yOSszMSsyNC4wNCtOKzQ3KzQwKzIxLjA3K0U
mYmI9NTguNTYwODc2NzQ1MDc0NiU3ZTM4LjQwNjEzMjY5NzUlN2UzNi42MzA2Mjk2NDEyMjElN
2UtMjAuMDQxMTMyOTI3NQ==>

you have to zoom-in and click into the air picture option.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

MADAGASCAR   15115  SW Radio Africa (apparently via Madagascar) 0600:44
s/on w/instru. Afro mx and EG ID by M "You're listening to a program from
SW Radio Africa, Zimbabwe's independent voice", then intro for pgm "Crisis
Analysis" including an ID. Then said pgm w/M host and many remote
journalist reports. The signal suddenly dropped way down at 0622 UT and
basically inaudible. Corresponded almost perfectly with a spike in the
X-ray flux. Never did return.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld July 29)

Outstanding on Dave's reception!
His reception is of their new Saturday and Sunday schedule on 15115 kHz.
Yes, is via Madagascar. For a long time they were only on 4880 kHz and
unheard here in California, so it is great to find out about this new
schedule:

{ZIMBABWE(non)}  New morning transmission of SW Radio Africa on Sat/Sun
(not Voice of People): 0600-0800 UT on 15115 kHz MDC 250 kW / 265 deg to
ZWE in English/Shona/Ndebele. This per
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/>
Congratulations to Dave for hearing this one!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA dxld July 30)

15115 kHz 0600-0800 UT to zones 53SW,57NE MDC 250kW 265deg 17=Sat/Sun
only. from 21-07-2012 MDG NEW RNW

MADAGASCAR   New morning transmission of SW Radio Africa Sat/Sun:
0600-0800 15115 MDC 250 kW 265 deg to ZWE in English/Shona/Ndebele
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

MALAYSIA   5964.704  Probably Radio Satu / RTM KlasikNasionalFM program
from Kajang monitored on this odd frequency, 1602 UT July 27, according
Japanese Aoki list. Just above threshold, noisy signal here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

MALAYSIA   11665  RTM program from Kajang site, seemingly Wai Sarawak FM
in Malay language, sweet female singer at 0805 UT July 30, in peaks fair
at S=6-8 signal, heard on remote unit in Australia.

Also poor 9835 kHz from Kajang Malaysia at 0822 UT. Mixed Malay and some
English language segments noted by most modern male disc jockey.

Yesterday July 29 noted RTM Kajang at 1655 UT on very odd 5964.706 kHz,
poor S=7 signal on mostly nightime path MLA towards Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

MARIANA ISLS   {Tinian}  11889.987  Odd frequency signal of Vatican Radio
Vietnamese, endless sermon at 1350 UT July 27. Via IBB Tinian relay
station in the Marianas.

7454.987   RFA Korean section via Tinian isl site, scheduled 15-17 UT,
noted on July 27 at 1522 UT. S=8-9 on East European remote SDR rx site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

NETHERLANDS   Hi, Ik denk dat je dit artikel wel interessnt vindt:
Robert Zaal nieuwe directeur RN Wereldomroep
<http://www.rnw.nl/nederlands/node/755121>

Hello friends,
Robert Zaal becomes the new CEO at RNW. See attached link.
(Gérard Koopal-HOL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

NIGER   9705.0  at 2210-2224 UT on July 10, La Voix du Sahel, Goudel.
Vernacular, local songs, 45433.

9705.0  at 1211-1435 UT on July 11, LV du Sahel. French, news, tribal
songs & music at 1430 UT, 25432.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld July 25)

Nothing heard on 9635 Bamako-MLI or 9705 Niamey-NGR at this time slot.
Only 9575 Nador-MRC and TRT Emirler Georgian 500 kW powerhouse S=9+10db
sidelobe, on 31 mb observed at our NOON time.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

NIGERIA   9689.893  Probably Nigerian stn from Ikorodu very odd frequency
this morning. At 0817 UT July 30. But tiny signal to trace confirmation it
100%.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

PALAU   9930.0  T8WH "Voice of Praise", loud roarer English sermon, "Glory
Halleluja". S=9+10dB proper signal into remote SDR unit in Australia.
Nearby VoKorea Kujang in Russian on 9974.958 kHz, latter Novosti
in Russian.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6039.971  A public message and congratulation program
in English "in afternoon" observed at Brisbane remote SDR unit at 0835 UT
July 30. S=9+25dB signal. NBC National Radio, the Voice of PNG, after
congrats message some nice sweet South Sea music song.

7324.954   Religious program of Wantok Radio Light program from Port
Moresby, British? English pastor prayer, in peaks at S=8-9 signal level in
Australia monitored at 0750 UT July 30.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

NBC Western SW Antenna at Daru, acc Aoki list in English/Hiri Motu
language. I strongly suspect that this is the NBC Western 3305 kHz  SW
antenna. The antenna type fits with the description of many NBC SW
antennas.

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37225965>
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TX site Aug 1)

PHILIPPINES   15449.988 / 15450  FEBC Manila program from TWO DIFFERENT tx
sites around 0900 UT.

Mongolian language service on odd 15449.988 kHz from Iba-PHL tx site at
0858 UT, overlapped both 3 minutes, and another FEBC signal from Bocaue tx
site appeared with Indonesian service annmt on rather even 15450 kHz at
0900 UT, -1030 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

ROMANIA/ARMENIA/{BULGARIA}    New IRRS/EGR broadcasts to Europe, Africa
and Asia/Pacific. Test transmissions from Gavar-ARM site instead ?
I guess bcast via Gavar Armenia site now, at 100, 192, and 290 degrees
azimuth.
(wb)

New txmissions of Brother Stair TOM via IRRS from Aug 1:
1400-1500 15215 TIG 100 kW 100deg SoAS Daily
1700-1800 17770 TIG 100 kW 187deg CeAF Sun-Fri
1700-1730 17770 TIG 100 kW 187deg CeAF Sat
1730-1800 17770 TIG 100 kW 187deg CeAF Sat other programs of IRRS
1900-2000  7290 TIG 100 kW 290deg WeEUR Daily
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

Hello There from Milano, Italy,
Just a short message to let you know that we just started some new daily
broadcasts to Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific. Our newest schedule has
been published on line at  <http://www.nexus.org/schedules/>

Here is some details of broadcasts started today:

TO Asia, 150 kW:
daily from 1400-1500 UTC on 15215 kHz

TO Africa, 150 kW:
daily from 1700-1800 UTC on 17770 kHz

TO Europe, 150 kW:
daily from 1900-2000 UTC on  7290 kHz

If you live in any of these targets, we will greatly appreciate receiving
emails and receptions reports. We have a limited number of new QSL cards
that we will be glad to send to the first 50 correct reception reports.

Thank You and best 73s.
Ron

Ron Norton NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
(Ron Norton-ITA  <ron @ nexus.org>
IRRS-Shortwave listeners  <irrs-listeners @ mailserv.nexus.org>  July 31)

Brother Stair TOM in English form European relays from
June 1: via secret/hidden transmitter site, ex Yerevan-ARM.

0400-0600 15750 SIE ??? kW ??? deg to EaAF  Daily
0600-0700 15750 SIE ??? kW ??? deg to EaAF  Sat
1600-1700 15425 SIE ??? kW ??? deg to SoAS  Sat
1700-1800 15425 SIE ??? kW ??? deg to SoAS  Daily
1900-2200  9400 SIE ??? kW ??? deg to WeEUR Daily
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 20/Aug 1)

All transmissions of Brother Stair TOM via secret/hidden tx site SIE have
been terminated from August 1.

Probably IRRS and TOM back via Gavar-ARM {and probably Kostinbrod-BUL} tx
facilities now in future again?

There's still more on HF in Bulgaria instead of RBU, with IRRS brokered
radio programs by SPC Spaceline in coming winter season? Does well be
Kostinbrod site near Sofia. Possible customers IRRS Shortwave, Brother
Stair / The Overcomer Ministries and similar religious freaks. Would be
funny, even if IRRS Milano Italy back here would return at the end. And
other relay broadcast outlets from Gavar, Armenia too?

Planned future see SPC brokery transmissions on
Gavar       7575, 9540, 9545, 11590, 11625, 11700, 13600, 13800,
           15780 kHz. 100 / 300 kW; 90, 100, 125, 192, 305 degr azimuth.
Kostinbrod  6000, 7400, 9400, 9700, 11600, 13800, 13840, 13870, 15580,
           15750 kHz. 50 kW; 30 and 306 degr azimuth.

BULGARIA 11-JUL-2012 AUTHORIS.TXT REFERENCE TABLE
11-JUL-2012: Replace RBU by SPC Space Line OOD (BUL)

SPC shortwave transmission brokery
Mr. Ventsislav Georgiev, Spaceline Ltd.
Mr. Dimitar Todorov LZ1AX, General Manager, Spaceline Ltd.
71 James Baucher blvd, FI6, Office 5, 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria.

{ITALY non}  15215   August 2 at *1358, brand-new clear frequency for
IRRS, as usual starting clumsily with tail of some report in English about
the Euro, 1358:25 cut to "Triumphal March from Aida" theme, and very brief
ID, "IRRS shortwave in Milano, signing on". Dead air past 1400, 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, 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, IRRS will no longer have to worry
about colliding with irregular R. Africa on 15190.

Ron Norton had notified us of the new schedule, as 150 kW: 15215 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 at 1659 tune-in August 2, now much better signal
than 15215 had been. Same sign-on procedure and JIP (join in progress)
TOM, same non-BS g.h. as before. I again compared to 9385 WWRB (whose
signal was axually weaker!), and easily found 17770 running exactly 60
seconds behind 9385 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 2)

Heard TOM 17770 kHz after 17 UT Aug 2nd, - probably from Gavar Armenia
shortwave TX site ... brokered by IRRS and Spaceline Ltd. too, two
organizations to wash their hands in the rent sum ...

Checked some remote 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 Holland, Germany, Italy, Germany, Austria and Moscow reception
posts had additional dead zone echo, signals arrived twice paths, direct
partly and a 2nd signal travelled around earth.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 2)

RUSSIA   15700  New VoRUS German additional from Samara site.
15700 Voice of Russia in German originate from Samara TX center at 09 UT
S=9+25dB. Maybe Moscow has a service maintenance time slot at 0900 UT??
15700 kHz 0900-1100 UT 28N SAM 250kW 284deg RUS VOR GFC

// DRM blocks visible on SDR browser on 9850 KLG and 11830 MSK.
But DRM user in Germany report, that instead of both German/Russian progr
STREAMS in parallel, only the Russian language stream did bcast recently.

There is another additional bcast to my knowledge,
21810 Novosibirsk-RUS, solid S=7 signal backwards into Germany.

Came across of Voice of Russia's English sce and US / Korea DPR / China
political relations these days, 0940-0954 UT.

21800 0600-1000 55,58,59,60 IRK 250 152 RUS VOR GFC
21810 0600-1000 55,58,59    NVS 250 145 RUS VOR GFC <<<<

these registrations also appeared
 5920 2000-2200 37NW              ARM 200 280 RUS VOR GFC
 5925 1200-1800 30S,31S,39,40     NVS 500 240 RUS VOR GFC
 6075 1000-1400 32S,33S,42,43,44N VLD 100 270 RUS VOR GFC
 7285 1400-1800 39,47,48W         MSK 100 190 RUS VOR GFC
15700 0900-1100 28N               SAM 250 284 RUS VOR GFC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

Radio broadcasts in Tatarstan, Tatar and Russian languages on the wired
radio, and in the wavelength range longwave 252 kHz (1190 mb) and FM 68.48
MHz.

Daily short-wave via Samara-RUS site: at 0410 UT - in the range 15110 kHz,
0610 UT - 9690 kHz, 0810-0900 UT - 15195 kHz are broadcast program "In the
wake of Tatarstan".

(In the wake of Tatarstan:
<http://trt-tv.ru/guide/radio/>
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS / "deneb-radio-dx"; RUSdx July 29)

RUSSIA   [to Indian subcontinent target]  12055  TWR India's
Haryanvi{Fris} language service from Irkutsk Russia relay site, logged
ladies singer in SoAs music type, at 1330-1345 UT July 27. Not much strong
S=6-7 signal traced on even sid-/backlobe into Germany.

11840  1400-1600 UT Voice of Russia in English, from Far East relay,
opening procedure by giving 1000 Hertz tone from 1352 to 1359 UT.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy relay. S=7-8 even towards Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

SOMALIA   {self-declared autonomous state SOMALILAND}

Radio Hargeisa.

My posting earlier this week concerning the forthcoming installation of a
100 kW. xmtr, tentatively scheduled to be on the air by about Aug. 10,
clearly will not meet that optimistic schedule.

It is still uncertain if it will be a SW or MW unit. I hope to have that
answer soon.

Sale of the new Radio Hargeisa transmitter was negotiated by a Chinese
export firm, PDF Co. Ltd, of Guangong, China, and it is responsible for
the installation. Some have supposed it would be, like other SW
installations in Africa, a Chinese-made transmitter manufactured by
Beijing BBEF Electronics Group Co. Ltd. (prior to 2000, known as the
Beijing Broadcast Equipment Factory)

This may well be so, although the BBEF website lists its overseas projects
in places like Ethiopia, Cuba, North Korea, etc., and says nothing about
supplying transmitter equipment for installation in Somaliland. I have
merely suggested it MIGHT instead, be a Croatian-made RIZ transmitter,
since there is a track record of another Chinese electronics broker in
Hong Kong installing a RIZ SW transmitter for the government of Myanmar.
A Chinese installation team does not automatically mean the transmitter
installed in Somaliland is of Chinese manufacture.

Maybe so, but maybe no. That remains to be seen.

The Chinese technicians were to have arrived in Hargeisa in very early
July, to begin installation.Two techs have been doing preliminary work in
Hargeisa since late June.The remaining 13 in the installation team were to
have followed in very early July. With that arrival, it was expected -
perhaps optimistically - to be test-ready in 40 days, roughly Aug. 10, as
I noted previously. In fact, the installation team did not arrive in
Hargeisa until yesterday, July 23, presumably putting them at least three
weeks behind schedule.

Further details as they become available. For DXers, the most critical one
would be, SW or MW?
don
(Don Jensen-WI-USA, DXplorer July 25)

New 100 kW transmitter for Radio Hargeisa.

Jari Savolainen [on dxld] spotted this update on the Somaliland Sun
website which says the new Chinese manufactured 100 kW transmitter will be
on shortwave (41 mb?) by the end of Ramadan (August 19?):

Re: New 100 kW transmitter for Radio Hargeisa.

Somaliland Sun article of yesterday (26 July) tells the 100 kW transmitter
will be on SW.
<http://somalilandsun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118
6:somaliland-eid-ul-fitr-presidential-address-to-be-heard-on-radio-
worldwide&catid=44:government>
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, dxld July 26)

from Somaliland Sun website:

Somaliland: 100 kW Radio Transmitter under Installation.
Thursday, 05 July 2012 By: Yusuf_M_Hasan, (Somaliland_sun)

The much anticipated nationwide radio transmission will be availed within
40 days.

This was revealed by the Director General at the ministry of information
and national guidance Mr. Abdirashid Jibril Yusuf during an interview with
the Somalilandsun at his offices where he also divulged the Chinese
company that sold the transmitter to the ministry has already dispatched 2
engineers who have already commenced work.

DG Abdirashid Jibril also informed that another 13 Chinese engineers are
on the way thus finalized the construction of a tower and installation of
the 100 kW transmitter that will finally avail Radio Hargeisa nationwide
coverage capabilities, Said he, "Within a period of 40 days radio Hargeisa
will be heard not only nationwide but in the entire Horn of Africa region
as well"

The new transmitter that arrived a month ago has been placed under tight
security at the ministry of information compound in Hargeisa pending the
arrival of the Chinese engineers. The Chinese engineers were part of the
purchase deal that stipulated that the PDF Company from china will oversee
installation works to the satisfaction of the Somaliland government
represented by the ministry of information and national guidance.

According to the Technical director of the information ministry Mr. Ahmed
Suleiman who is closely working with the chines engineers since he
collected from Berbera international airport in the early morning of last
Wednesday, the entire work that includes tower construction and
transmitter commissioning will take a maximum forty days.

The technical director also informed that the Chinese engineers have
commended the condition of the transmitter that has been placed in a
specially constructed room since its arrival a month ago.

On the hand Radio Hargeisa employees highly applauded the ongoing final
phase of having transmissions nationwide. According to Sound engineer
Hasan Jama Abi the new enhanced transmission capabilities will enable
Somalilanders to stay informed, entertained and educated through the
various programs offered by Radio Hargeisa.

The nationwide transmission are highly anticipated by Somalilanders all
over the country since the current Radio Hargeisa transmitter has a
capacity to cover only a distance of 40sq Kilometers radius thus only
Hargeisa residents and those in its peri-urban areas receive programs from
the national radio station.

<http://somalilandsun.com/index.php/politics/government/1042-somaliland-
100kw-radio-transmitter-under-installation>

Although no mention of shortwave above, "entire Horn of Africa region"
coverage suggests this could be a reactivation of shortwave from this
self-declared autonomous state in north west Somalia?
(translation via Alan Pennington, Caversham-UK, BrDXC-UK ng July 27)

TAIWAN   11604.856  Odd frequency channel of RFA Vietnamese service via
Tanshui-TWN relay site, but hit heavily by "Howler Buoy Jamming" signal
over and over again, by Vietnamese communist government. 1435 UT July 27.
Poor S=7 signal in Germany.

11634.987  Radio Taiwan International, from Pao Chung tx site at 14-16 UT
in Thai language. Heard 1450 UT July 27 on poor S=6 signal.

6240.049  YFR relay via Pao Chung site, in Chinese language, observed at
1555 UT July 27, piano and orchestra music noted at finale end of the
broadcast, ID by female at 1757 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

TAIWAN   11605.106  Radio Taiwan Internat from Tainan tx site, in probably
Japanese language program at 0802 UT July 30, poor and much fluttery
signal on Australian remote unit.

11894.989  YFR Family Radio Korean service, via Taipei-TWN relay site,
S=8-9 fair signal into remote unit in Australia at 0810 UT on July 30.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

TAJIKISTAN   15725  Voice of South Sudan Revolut Radio in English, but
mostly on Sudanese Arabic, talk by two men at 0750 UT July 31. S=8-9
signal here on sidelobe path in Germany. Orzu-TJK 500 kW power house at
267 degrees from TJK. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 31)

UAE   13685  IRIN Radio "Radio Ergo" in probably Somali language,
scheduled daily 0830-0930 UT, weak S=7 signal of sidelobe noted here in
Germany around 0840 UT July 28.

15640.029  Odd frequency signal of DWL Pashto/Dari sce at 0800-0900 UT via
Al Dhabbaya relay site, poor S=6 signal, tiny sidelobe towards Germany
only. At 0850 UT July 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

USA    WRNO and frequency accy.

Tonight (on July 27 at 0250 UT) WRNO (-50DBM) is 7506.406 kHz and WBCQ (-
60DBM) is 7489.910 kHz. I thought that in the US AM had to be within 20 Hz
of the licensed carrier frequency, I may be wrong for short wave. I have
seen WRNO listed as off frequency for a while now.
Is this normal for US shortwave stations?
(Tom AC5TM, dxld July 27)

As I have pointed out in my reports, resulting from a notice of violation
KJES got, the requirement on US SWBC is not 20 Hz but .0015% of whatever
frequency.

WTJC is even further off currently, 9367.7v, but KJES is back on frequency
(11715.0 anyway). Enforcement of this is rather lax.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 27)

should read WTJC 9367.741 kHz, WBCQ 9329.975 kHz, July 27 at 0720 UT;
and ... KJES Vado is on even frequency today July 27 !
11715.0 kHz at 1330 UT July 27.  (wb)

11715  KJES Vado NM (presumed); at 1448 UT on 16 July; English robo- kids.
SIO 3+53, fady & only a few 0.01 kHz above 11715 kHz.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, dxld July 25)

11715.0  July 22 at 1359 UT, KJES, OM in English quoting Bible or
something, 1400 UT no ID but switch to YL hymnsinging; sufficient signal
but undermodulated, and right on frequency, a first! Its appearances are
increasingly rare; check 11715 kHz at 13-16, 15385 kHz at 18-20, 7555 kHz
at 0100-0230 UT.

11715.0  July 25 at 1337 UT, KJES fair signal with undermodulated singing,
remaining on-frequency! Transmission is still very irregular.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 25)

USA   11565.008  Came across of warm-up carrier signal before around
0755 UT on July 30. WHRI Cypress Creek, into "WHRI Midnight Cry" from
0800 UT, acc to Aoki list. Solid S=9+20dB signal into Pacific. ID "...
this from Cypress Creek, The United States of America ...",
at 09.59:35 UT, followed by annmt
"... sponsored by WHRI Midnight Cry ministry ...; - God's message ...".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)

USA [non]   [GERMANY/KUWAIT/SAO TOME/SRI LANKA/THAILAND]
Frequency changes of IBB:
Voice of America in Kinyarwanda
0330-0400 NF9815 SAO 100 kW 100 deg, ex11905 IRA

Voice of America in Somali
0330-0400 NF11905 IRA 250 kW 275 deg, ex6135 SAO

Voice of America in Tibetan from August 1:
0000-0100    7250 KWT 250 kW 080 deg, exDaily now Sat/Sun
0000-0100 NF 7485 KWT 250 kW 080 deg, ex7250 Mon/Wed/Fri
0000-0100 NF 7525 KWT 250 kW 080 deg, ex7250 Tue/Thu
0300-0400 NF15485 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Mon
0300-0400 NF15130 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Tue
0300-0400 NF15135 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Wed
0300-0400 NF15220 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Thu
0300-0400 NF15410 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Fri
0300-0400 NF15430 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Sat
0300-0400 NF15470 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Sun
0400-0500 NF15295 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Mon
0400-0500 NF15345 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Tue
0400-0500 NF15410 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Wed
0400-0500 NF15470 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Thu
0400-0500 NF15510 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Fri
0400-0500 NF15155 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Sat
0400-0500 NF15205 UDO 250 kW 313 deg, ex15265 Sun
0500-0600 NF17490 UDO 250 kW 324 deg, ex17735 Mon/Wed/Fri
0500-0600 NF17620 UDO 250 kW 324 deg, ex17735 Tue/Thu
0500-0600 NF17685 UDO 250 kW 324 deg, ex17735 Sat
0500-0600 NF17820 UDO 250 kW 324 deg, ex17735 Sun
1400-1500 NF15280 UDO 250 kW 321 deg, ex11510 Daily
1400-1500 NF17490 LAM 100 kW 077 deg, ex17730 Mon/Wed/Fri
1400-1500 NF17620 LAM 100 kW 077 deg, ex17730 Tue/Thu
1400-1500 NF17685 LAM 100 kW 077 deg, ex17730 Sat
1400-1500 NF17820 LAM 100 kW 077 deg, ex17730 Sun
1600-1700 NF17885 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Mon
1600-1700 NF17485 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Tue
1600-1700 NF17605 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Wed
1600-1700 NF17625 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Thu
1600-1700 NF17880 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Fri
1600-1700 NF17630 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Sat
1600-1700 NF17870 BIB 100 kW 085 deg, ex17670 Sun

Radio Free Asia in Burmese from August 1:
0030-0130 NF9510 IRA 250 kW 057 deg, ex17835 SAI

Radio Farda in Farsi
0500-0530 NF13860 LAM 100 kW 092 deg, ex17840 BIB

Radio Liberty in Russian
1200-1400 NF12025 LAM 100 kW 055 deg, ex7330 LAM
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 1)

UZBEKISTAN   7590  Tentatively North Korean Reform Radio, in Korean via
Tashkent-UZB, S=7-8 signal in Germany, noted at 1515 UT July 27.
Continously Korean lady comment ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

UZBEKISTAN{tentat.}/SRI LANKA   Voice of Tigers partizan radio from
probably Tashkent Uzbekistan on 12140 kHz, twice a week.

12140 kHz  Tamil revolutionary song played. In between they broadcast
news. Tamil Nadu major party politician VaiKo spoke about his support to
the procession in London. they don't allow Sri Lankan players To play in
London Olympics.
(Jaisakthivel-IND, ADXC, dxld July 28)

Parts of Tamil immigrants political protest happened on Olympics 2012
opening ceremony at London-UK. These London based Tamil Eelam and LTTE
fractions have been promoted during civil war against terrorists in past
decades even by Indians. Even The Palestinian Olympic Committee is
scheduled to send athletes to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in
London, United Kingdom.
(wb)

<http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july282012/sri-lanka-
olympics.php>http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july282012/sri-lanka-
olympics.php

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/london-2012-uk-tamil-
community-set-for-mass-protests-as-sri-lankas-controversial-president-
confirms-he-will-attend-olympics-
7976331.html>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/london-2012-
uk-tamil-community-set-for-mass-protests-as-sri-lankas-controversial-
president-confirms-he-will-attend-olympics-7976331.html>

<http://sports.dailymirror.lk/2012/07/26/tamil-diaspora-to-protest-
against-lankans-at-london-
olympics/>http://sports.dailymirror.lk/2012/07/26/tamil-diaspora-to-
protest-against-lankans-at-london-olympics/>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, dxld July 28)

Who are 'they'? Surely not the IOC. There is certainly an SL delegation,
but hard for us to tell if any of them are Tamils. Is it Tamils from Sri
Lanka that are not allowed by the SL government?

There are seven athletes pictured and named here:
<http://www.london2012.com/country/sri-
lanka/athletes/>http://www.london2012.com/country/sri-lanka/athletes/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 29)

Re: Voice of Tigers, 12140, TAC-UZB, ?Thurs and Sats? only.

Well comment dear Victor, everything important has been said, the
successor to raise its head again? Probably program twice a week via CIS
TX site ... here is  the national Tamil/Hindi DXer comments in India and
Ceylon to explain us the partizan program content ...
vy73 Wolfy df5sx
wwdxc Germany

Who are the Tamil Tigers, what has the LTTE done, an organizaion banned
even in India after they assassinated the Prime Minister of India. Banned
in the US and many other countries as a terrorist organisation and the
list will go on. Anyone can do any amount of research on the Internet to
find out anything in favour or against.

However, mature SWLs/DXers should respect DXLD and DX club bulletins and
DX groups and not post non DX material of a political nature. If the Al
Queda sympathizers start posting anti US and NATO stuff in here, Nigerians
against Biafra and Pakistani and Kashmiri sympathizers anti India posts,
we will degenerate in to a mudslinging match between folks who have SWLing
as a secondary interest.

I have no objection to posting any amount of clandestine information as
you Glenn and I have been doing from your days in Korat Thailand, but we
have been mature and dignified enough to walk that fine line between dxing
and low politics.

Lets stick to the high standards of DXing in here. There are enough sites
to go posting partizan political stuff.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, dxld July 29)

VENEZUELA   Radio Nacional de Venezuela direct from CLZ Calabozo TX center
in B-12 season?

Somehow the project CLZ Calabozo TX center of Radio Nacional de Venezuela,
the Cuban assistance and China BBEF installations at the tx location seen

Image of 20 Feb 2012 in Terraserver now shows northeast of the station
house

<http://www.terraserver.com?tid=21&cx=680252&cy=982846&proj=32619&m>

Since 2008, now built it - or stagnate at work location, station house is
doing after the rapid construction in 2008/2009 year, but there nothing
more.

Some leveling work, either protrude out of there white stones, or there
are already mast pole, but really with no consistent pattern for later
curtain antennas erection. The Chinese are also deliver horizontal log-
periodic antennas for the supply of 800-1500 km, as seen in Myanmar
beautiful.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

RNV -  Inside Radio, for September 2012.
Guárico: Scheduled international shortwave center at new headquarters of
TNR.

Radio Nacional de Venezuela may transmit its signal to the outside of the
country and replace the relay that was taking place from Cuba.
Prensa Web RNV November 25, 2011.

Guárico. - Radio Nacional de Venezuela, in order to transmit its
programming abroad, is currently developing an ambitious and far-reaching,
building a shortwave Center through the Management of Engineering and
Technology of our station.

In this regard, Mr. Elio Ludovic, General Manager of Engineering and
Technology told us that RNV Shortwave Center that develops in Dungeon,
will allow Venezuela National Radio broadcast its signal out of the
country, aimed replace the relay is being done from Cuba. "We will
broadcast our programming directly from the building located at the El
Recreation City Jail, Guarico state."

Ludovic said that the International Shortwave will cover North America,
Central America, South America and much of Europe, Africa and Oceania.

"It is planned that full completion of its infrastructure is the end of
September 2012, provided that we have the resources allocated for this
great work. We have advanced by 95 percent, which has to do with
foundations and anchors in the north field, which will allow installation
of antennas, whose completion is scheduled for April or May next
year{2012}. The same date we hope to have ready the two transmissions of
100 KW. and thus end the first stage involves North, Central and South
America."

The General Manager of Engineering and Technology, Elio Ludovic, said that
"South America there is no work of this magnitude, as we are running on
the new headquarters of TNR, located in Guarico state," which is called
"Center Shortwave Simon Bolivar."

RNV - Radio Adentro. Para septiembre de 2012.

Guárico: Previsto centro de onda corta internacional en nueva sede de RNV

Radio Nacional de Venezuela podrá transmitir su señal hacia el exterior
del país y sustituir la retransmisión que se estaba realizando desde Cuba

Prensa Web RNV - 25 Noviembre 2011
Guárico.- Radio Nacional de Venezuela, con el propósito de transmitir su
programación en el exterior, desarrolla en la actualidad un proyecto
ambicioso y de envergadura, la construcción de un Centro de Onda Corta a
través de la Gerencia de Ingeniería y Tecnología de nuestra emisora.

En este sentido, el licenciado Elio Ludovic, Gerente General de Ingeniería
y Tecnología de RNV nos manifestó que el Centro de Onda Corta que se
desarrolla en Calabozo, va a permitirle a Radio Nacional de Venezuela
transmitir su señal hacia el exterior del país, cuya finalidad es
sustituir la retransmisión que se estaba realizando desde Cuba. "Nosotros
vamos a transmitir nuestra programación directamente desde el edificio que
está ubicado en el sector El Recreo de la ciudad de Calabozo, estado
Guárico".

Ludovic declaró que esta Onda Corta Internacional va a cubrir
Norteamérica, Centroamérica, Suramérica y gran parte de Europa, -frica y
Oceanía.

"Se tiene contemplado que la culminación total de su infraestructura sea
para finales de septiembre de 2012, siempre y cuando contemos con los
recursos asignados para esta gran obra. Hemos avanzado en un 95 por
ciento, lo cual tiene que ver con bases y anclajes en el campo norte, lo
que permitirá realizar la instalación de antenas, cuya culminación está
pautada para abril o mayo del próximo año. Para esa misma fecha esperamos
tener listas las dos transmisiones de 100 KW. y de esta manera, finalizar
con la primera etapa que implica Norte, Centro y Sur de América".

El Gerente General de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Elio Ludovic, dijo que en
"Suramérica no existe una obra de esta magnitud, como la que estamos
ejecutando en esta nueva sede de RNV, ubicada en el estado Guárico", que
lleva por nombre "Centro de Onda Corta Simón Bolívar".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 29)

VIETNAM   9635.003  Voice of Vietnam 1st progr, in Vietnamese, 0815 UT on
remote unit in Australia. Could identify Vietnamese talk by two woman from
Son tay tx site, but otherwise tiny S=4-5 signal in southern Pacific.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 30)
 
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