WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - August 31st, 2012 (BC-DX #1080)

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ARMENIA   Received e-QSL from TWR for the reception in the Russian
language 27 July 2012, 1845-1915 UT on the frequency 1350 kHz
(transmitter Gavar, Armenia 500 kW). The report sent: <kdobos @ twr.org>
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx Aug 26)

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia update, according Radio Australia v1.3
operating schedule August 19, 2012, revised Aug 21.  N = DRM mode.

 5940 1300 1700 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 334 D En     AUS ABC
 5955 2300 2330 49NW                     DHA 500 85  D BurmeseUAE BAB
 5995 0800 0900 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 5995 0900 1100 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 5995 1100 1200 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 5995 1200 1400 51,56,61,64,65           BRN   5 10  N En AUS ABC DRM
 5995 1400 1800 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 6020 0900 1100 51,55,56,64,65           SHP 100 30  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 6020 1100 1400 51,55,56,61,76,77        SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 6080 0900 1100 45,50,51,54E,56W,64      SHP 100 5   D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 6080 1100 1300 44,45,50,51,54E,55,59N,64SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 6080 1730 2030 45,50,51,54E,56W,64      SHP 100 5   D En     AUS ABC
 6140 1100 1300 49S,54                   SNG 100 13  D En     SNG BAB
 7240 1500 1700 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
 7410 0700 0900 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 9475 0700 0900 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 353 D En     AUS ABC
 9475 0900 1100 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 9475 1100 1300 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
 9475 1300 1430 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 329 D Chin   AUS ABC
 9475 1430 1900 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
 9490 0000 0030 51W,54                   DHA 500 105 D Ins    UAE BAB
 9500 1700 2030 43,44,45,50,51,54,55,58  SHP 100 353 D En     AUS ABC
 9500 2030 2200 43,44,45,50,51,54,55,58  SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
 9525 2200 2330 51W,54                   DHA 500 105 D Ins    UAE BAB
 9540 1600 1630 49S,54                   SNG 100 340 D Chin   SNG BAB
 9580 0800 1000 56,60-63                 SHP 100 80  D En     AUS ABC
 9580 1000 1500 56,60-63                 SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
 9580 1700 2100 56,60-63                 SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
 9660 2100 0800 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 9710 0700 0900 45,51,54E,55,56W,64,65W  SHP 100 353 D En     AUS ABC
 9710 0900 1100 45,51,54E,55,56W,64,65W  SHP 100 353 D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 9710 1800 2000 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 9855 2200 2400 49S,54                   DHA 500 105 D En     UAE BAB
 9965 1300 1430 43SE,44S,49              HBN 100 318 D Chin   USA FCC
 9965 1300 1430 43NE,44N                 HBN 100 318 D Chin   USA BAB
11650 2000 2200 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
11660 1300 1430 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D Chin   AUS ABC
11660 1430 1730 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
11660 1900 2100 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
11695 2030 2200 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
11695 2200 2330 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 329 D Ins    AUS ABC
11700 0500 0530 51W,54                   SNG 100 140 D Ins    SNG BAB
11780 0100 0130 49NW                     SNG 100 340 D BurmeseSNG BAB
11880 1530 2000 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
11945 0600 1000 51E,56,61-65             SHP 100 100 D En     AUS ABC
11945 1000 1530 56,60-63,65              SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
11945 1100 1300 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
12080 2000 0900 51,56,60-62              BRN  10 80  D En     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
12080 0900 1100 51,56,60-62              BRN  10 80  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
12080 1100 1200 51,56,60-62              BRN   5 80  N En AUS ABC DRM
13630 0500 0800 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
13630 2100 2300 51E,56,61,64,65          SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
15160 0100 0500 56,60-63                 SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
15230 2200 2400 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
15240 0000 0900 51,55,56,61,64,65        SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
15240 Ins 0400-0530 ex 15415
15415 2200 0700 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
15515 0300 0557 61-63                    SHP 100 70  D Fr     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
15515 2000 2300 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
17750 0000 0030 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D Ins    AUS ABC
17750 0030 0400 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
17750 0400 0530 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D Ins    AUS ABC
17750 0530 0700 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
17750 2330 2400 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
17795 2300 0300 51E,56,61-65             SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
17840 0400 0430 51W,54                   HBN 100 270 D Ins    USA BAB
19000 2300 0100 45,51,55,56,60-65        SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
19000 0100 0300 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
21725 0300 0500 45,50,51,54W,55,56,64,65 SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
21725 0500 0700 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
21740 2100 0100 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
(via Andreas Volk-D ADDX Munich; combined hfcc data and RA operation
schedule by wb. via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, revised on Aug 21)

RA hf schedule A12 revised v1.3; plus RNZI schedule.
Nigel Holmes sent this Update.

In the interests of sharing arcane information here's the current RA hf
schedule. Changes relate to the off-shore relays from UAE, Singapore &
Palau.

No change at Shepparton or Brandon.

No DRM from Shepparton site yet.

From B-12 season I will change 11945 kHz to something around 12 MHz to
avoid R. Veritas at 1000-1200 UT.
(Nigel Holmes-AUS, via Andreas Volk-D ADDX Munich;
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21/24)

BANGLADESH   7105  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, BrDXC-UK Aug 23)

Signed on at 1745 UT, S=9+40dB, with news in English, nice signal but with
fading and some static noise here. Clear audio on peaks. Then wiped out by
CRI Russian signing on at 1800 UT.
(shortwave listener-?, dxld Aug 26)

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.

Bangladesh Betar has now shifted to 7205 kHz on Aug 26.
<http://swopan.blogspot.in/2012/08/bangladesh-betar-on-new-7205-khz.html>

Bangladesh Betar on new 7205 kHz. Today (26.08.2012) onwards Bangladesh
Betar is testing on new frequency 7205 kHz (ex 7105/7250 kHz).
Reports are welcome at <rrc @ dhaka.net>
(Partha Sarathi Goswami-IND, dxld Aug 23/26)

Now at 1900 UT some usual 1025 Hertz test tone procedure heard. No
expertise on engineer staff of Radio Bangladesh Betar Khabipur, every day
to use another frequency in 41 mb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

BANGLADESH    Updated summer A-12 schedule of Radio Bangladesh Betar:
1230-1300 15105 DKA 250 kW 140 deg to SoEaAS English
1315-1345 15105 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Nepali
1400-1430 15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to WeAS Urdu
1515-1545 15505 DKA 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Hindi, August 23 15105!
1600-1630 15505*DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1630-1730 15505*DKA 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Bangla
1745-1900 &7105#DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English, also not 7250!
1915-2000 &7105#DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Bangla,  also not 7250!

*from August 22 no transmissions 15505 1600-1730, maybe change frequency
#from August 25 no transmissions  7105 1745-2000, maybe change frequency
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)
& noted Aug 26th 7205 kHz,
on Aug 27/28/29/30th 7250 kHz instead. wb.

But Bangladesh Betar back on regular 7250.0 kHz, "Bangladesh Betar"
identification in English at 17.55:30 UT Aug 29, suffers today Aug 29
still by odd heterodyne buzzy signal from their neighbour country India,
like AIR Goa Panaji in Malayalam 1730-1830 UT on odd 7249.978 kHz.

Now at 1900 UT some usual 1025 Hertz test tone procedure heard. No
expertise on engineer staff of Radio Bangladesh Betar Khabipur, every day
to use another frequency in 41 mb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

At present - since Aug 25th - Bangladesh Betar now using 7205 kHz outside
the amateur radio band.

Uli DJ9KR
of the DARC amateur radio club band watch
DARC / IARU-R1-Monitoring System Intruder Watch group sent me this
explanation:

"... But in Dhaka they have understand that they did broadcast
in the 7105 kHz amateur radio band previously.

I had sent polite but firm e-mail with the plan allocations of the
ITU Geneve as attachment,
to Zia Hasan, Senior Engineer (email <rrc @ dhaka.net> ) and
Ahmed Nadeem of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union in Kuala-Lumpur
Malaysia
(email <nadeem @ abu.org.my> )

This has worked well.

Mr. Zia Hasan wrote to a Mr. Bahadir by the ABU with a copy to me.
After getting his mail, we already stopped the test transmissions
on 7105 kHz.

According to the suggestions of Mr. Ulrich we will use 7250 kHz
for Europe for CIRAF ZONE 27, which is allocated for Bangladesh Betar. "

Mr. Zia Hasan must have thought I'm in Geneva at the UN agency
ITU -  International Telecommunication Union, hi!

Thanks for your tip, to who it is on 7105 kHz.

The "Voice of Islam" is only part of a program R. BGD and be heard
around 1803 UT.

Where is this poor country can afford such a fine establishment?
All countries are reducing shortwave, and BGD builds on this excellent
technology.
de Uli, DJ9KR
(Aug 28 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

22.08.2012 1745-2000 UT Radio Bangladesh Betar on 7105 kHz

re neuer 250 kW Sender von Thomson.

Nach meinen Beobachtungen geht die Testphase auf 7250 kHz seit dem
8.8.2012, auf 7105 kHz seit dem 14.8. bis heute am 22.8., ich schaue nicht
jeden Tag hinein, ob nun weiter nach einem Testplan auf
15(15105/15505/15520)
und/oder
7 MHz gesendet wird. 10 Tage sind eigentlich eine kurze Zeit, bei einer
Neuinstallation.

Und dies mitten aus der Ramadanzeit heraus, da arbeiten in diesen Laendern
kaum Einheimische.

Normalerweise werden die Thomson-Sender mit den franzoes. Ingenieuren bzw.
aus dem Thomson Betriebsteil Turgi in der Schweiz heraus installiert. So
war das vor 18 Monaten bei der Neuinstallation am neuen Sender in Abuja in
Nigeria.

Der Ingenieur und Durchblicker war damals der Deutsche
Bodo Fritsche_DF8DX_exDL3OCH <df8dx @ gmx.de>
<qrzcq.com/call/DF8DX>
dort steht nur etwas von einem Philippinen Besuch 25.July-10.August
DU8/DF8DX

Ich habe da leichte Zweifel, ob das was sich bisher abspielte, schon ein
regulaerer Sendebetrieb fuer die Zukunft darstellt - auf 7105/7205/7250
kHz, oder ob nicht an den langen Bandgrenzen-Kanaelen 7105 und 15105 kHz
das Vor-Rueckverhaeltnis mit den Feederlines und den alten Antennen am
Standort getestet wird. Die Sender sind bestimmt noch fuer den vormaligen
Grenzbereich 7105 bis 7600 kHz spezifiziert.

In der vorjaehrigen Pressemitteilung ist die Fertigstellung fuer September
2012 genannt.

Das kann auch vorerst ein reines Testprogramm der einheimischen Firma
Triwave Network Ltd sein.

The installation is being carried out in collaboration with Bangladesh-
based distributor and systems integrator Triwave Network Ltd...

<http://www.thomson-broadcast.com/news/radio-bangladesh-betar-reaches-
expats-thomson-broadcast-transmitters>

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.

"I recommend you report to:"

<rrc @ dhaka.net>
<betar.external @ yahoo.com>
<rrc @ aitlbd.net>
<dgbetar @ bd.drik.net>

NBA - National Broadcasting Authority
Md. Kamal Uddin  (C)
Research and Receiving Centre
Bangladesh Betar,
121, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Tel +880 2 8625538    +880 2 8626175
Fax +880 2 8612021

BRAZIL   11815  QSL Radio Brasil Central, full data scenes from Goiania
card in 348 days for Portuguese airmail report and 2 IRCs and follow-up in
Portuguese via registered airmail with US $5 return postage. QSL arrived
37 days after follow-up with US $5 returned.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Aug 28)

CHINA/GERMANY   15410 kHz with two companions. Puzzle, RL Turkmen 15410
kHz, and accompanied CNR program on 15406 / 15414 kHz. Guenter Lorenz of
Germany in A-DX newsgroup logged this 2-Frequency outlet puzzle, yesterday
Aug 26.

On 15406 and 15414 kHz is radiated the same program (currently a "Romantic
pop song"). Is that a jamming against 15410 (Radio Liberty Turkmen
language service via Wertachtal Germany)? 1654 UT Aug 26, Radio Liberty
with O=4.
(Guenter Lorenz-D, A-DX Aug 26)

15410 kHz with two companions. Today Aug 27, now around 1640 UT again to
hear a romantic song. Still a mystery. So, that jammer is different. The
program is nicely accommodated on 15414 kHz, however the station in // on
15406 kHz. Is just as a puzzle. Be an unknown broadcast in Chinese.

I have had time to run the waterfall, and then take pulled a screenshot.
So RL Turkmen Wertachtal has pulled the plug at 16:59:10 UT Aug 27.

Both 15406/15414 kHz signal transmissions included the time signal for
exact 17.00 UT, followed here by closedown at 17.00:10 seconds later.

Still a mystery, the occupancy rate and the period indicates "not watched
jamming kind" yet.
HELP.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

Re: Puzzle, RL Turkmen 15410 kHz, and accompanied CNR program on
15406 / 15414 kHz.

Now there is CNR Chinese on 15406 and 15414 kHz. Weak carrier also on
15398 kHz, 15390 kHz blocked and 15382 kHz very weak. Stronger on 15422
kHz, strongest 15430 kHz, 15438 kHz getting again to weaker direction, the
same with 15446, 15454. 15462 only carrier.
I think they started at 1500 UT.

[later] Yes, wasn't that 1300-1500 UT, so can be same tx? I also noticed
it some time ago on 11752 kHz.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, Aug 28)

So, this is a malfunction of the jamming station 15430 kHz against RFA
Mandarin ? With a like 'garden fence' signal every 8 kHz apart, from 15382
to 15462 kHz.

Saipan ex12005/11610 kHz now on 15430 kHz. 15430 1500-1700 43,44 SAI 100
325 Mandarin  USA IBB center of the CHN Jamming activity.

Similar 8 kHz 'garden fence' reported by GH around 11760 / 11700 in dxld
recently.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

11718  Aug 28 at 1259-1300* UT a carrier detectable here aside much
stronger one from 11715 kHz KJES. As Ron Howard points out, 11718 kHz is
part of a bunch of 8-kHz-spaced carriers at that hour. It`s presumably
originating from a ChiCom jammer on 11710 (way under North Korea).
{against CBSC Radio Taiwan International Taipei 11-13 UT, wb.}

Then from 1300 UT the same defective transmitter presumably changes to
11760 (way under Cuba), and today reheard weak carriers on 11744, 11752,
11768, 11776, 11784 kHz; with 11752, 11776 and 11784 kHz easily
perceptible making hets to on-frequency stations.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 28)

Same malfunction jamming transmitter noted
09{-11} UT against VOA Chinese from Saipan 13610 kHz.
11{-13} UT against CBSC Radio Taiwan International Taipei Chinese sce.
13{-1430} UT ? against bc former R Australia Chinese sce via Tanshui-TWN.
15{-15} UT against 15410 Radio Liberty Turkmen scw via Wertachtal Germany.

Aug 29 at 09{-11} UT against VOA Chinese from Saipan 13610 kHz, spur
strings visible on remote Perseus units in East Asia on
8 kHz 'garden fence' at 13586, 13594, 13602, center 13610, 13618, 13626
kHz.

Aug 29 at 11{-13} UT against CBSC Radio Taiwan International Taipei
Chinese sce, spur strings visible on remote Perseus units in East Asia on
8 kHz 'garden fence' at 11686, 11694, 11702, center 11710, stronger on
upper
side 11718, 11726, 11734, weak 11742 kHz.

Aug 29 at 13{-1430} UT ? against PHANTOM dummy broadcast of former Radio
Australia Chinese service via Tanshui 300 kW transmission, jamming spur
strings visible on remote Perseus units in East Asia on
8 kHz 'garden fence' at 11744, 11752, center 11760, 11768, 11776 kHz.

The Chinese have not yet realized that Nigel Holmes has started a new
Radio Australia schedule without the Taiwan relay transmissions...
like former 11760 kHz at 1300-1430 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

CHINA   7390  Strong FIREDRAKE music station noted at 0730 UT Aug 30
against WHOM ?  S=9+25dBm signal on remote SDR unit in Japan.

SOH / Firedrake
11300 12670 12870 13850 14400 14700 15900 16100 16920 kHz.

Probably SOH only, no Firedrake at monitoring time slot.
12230 12320 13270 13820 13920 14600 14800 14860 14870 14980 17900 kHz.

UNID  15487.085  UNID transmission, distorted audio, 1217-1247 UT Aug 29,
but seemingly not Voice of Tibet program, which was on 15543 kHz instead,
but Firedrake music was even 15520 kHz til 1228 UT, later after 1230 UT on
15545 kHz instead.

VoTibet at 1338-1400 UT Aug 29 on odd channel via TJK 15488 kHz and heavy
FIREDRAKE music on 15490 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

CONGO DR.   5066.4  Unid - possibly - Radio Tele Candip, Bunia, on 0300 UT
with weak signal and deep fades.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 31)

Checked at 1645 UT Aug 31, see only a tiny string on European prop path, on
5066.337 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

FRANCE   Frequency change of Radio France International in French:
1700-1900 NF13825 ISS 500 kW 200 deg to NoWeAF,x13740 to avoid YFR Farsi
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

GERMANY   15170 / 15390. Now two WHITE NOISE jamming signals from Ethiopia
heard in 19mb, against 1700-1730 UT Suns only broadcast of VO Oromo
Liberation Front in Afar Oromo, brokered by Radio Miami International.

Used 100 kW unit at Wertachtal. Jamming in ranges 15158 to 15182 kHz and
15378 to 15402 kHz wide. VOLF maybe on peak at 15170 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

GERMANY   6045  Only Sundays 3rd/4th, via Wertachtal
6045 XVRB Radio   0900-1000 1...... En 100 ND Wertachtal HLR 3rd Sun
6045 Radio Iceman 0900-1000 1...... En 100 ND Wertachtal HLR 4th Sun
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

Kann mir jemand sage wer zur Zeit 0936 UT auf 6045 kHz sendet
QTH Bardudvarnok Ungarn, AR 7030 10m Langdraht.
(Horst Mehrlich-HNG, A-DX Aug 26)

GERMANY   Some Media & Broadcast Cologne changes:
Bible Voice Broadcasting in English, addit transmission from Aug 19
1830-1915  9635 WER 100 kW 120 deg to NE/ME Sunday only

New schedule of HCJB Global Voice in German from August 25:
2300-2330 NF9835 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA, ex2215-2245 11920
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

GERMANY   15410 kHz mit zwei Begleitern.
15410 kHz 1600-1700 UT to zone 30S, 250kW 75degr Turkmen IBB

Auf 15406 und 15414 kHz wird das gleiche Programm abgestrahlt (zur Zeit
ein "romantisches Schlagerlied").

Ist das als Stoermassnahme fuer die 15410 (Radio Liberty in turkmenischer
Sprache via Wertachtal) gedacht?
1654 UTC, Radio Liberty mit O=4, die Begleiter mit O=2.
(Guenter Lorenz-D, A-DX Aug 26)

also RL Turkmen scheduled via
 9760 1700-1800 30S LAM  100  80
11780 1600-1800 30S LAM  100  75
Jamming seemingly new?, a puzzle, need more investigation, wb.

GERMANY   183  Europe_1 mast.
Some high-resolution pictures of the broken Europe1 mast can be seen at:

<http://the-antenna-site.eu/germany-uberherrn-zumsender-pictures.html>

Also, there a rumour going around that the mast snapped because the guy
wire was actually stolen ... But that may just be a rumour...
(Remy Friess-F, BrDXC-UK Aug 24)

GERMANY   Quote: "A few days ago received QSL from Missionswerk Werner
Heukelbach the envelope was another booklet with the schedule. Is there a
paragraph with frequency broadcasting in Russian. I quote:

Die Stimme Russlands
Mittelwelle 1323 kHz. (Raum Dresden: 1431 kHz; Raum Berlin: 693 kHz;
Raum Braunschweig: 630 kHz.
Fuer die Schweiz/Tessin: 558 kHz
(Alexander Golovihin-RUS, <http://rusdx.narod.ru/PLUS/451.txt>  )

This is not broadcasting in Russian, and broadcasting of this mission on
the waves of German service "Voice of Russia" ... Why mislead readers ...
(Alexander Dyadischev-UKR, deneb-radio-dx, midb Aug 21)

From this mission, I get a mailing list every month, and can be ordered
free additional literature, and at the end of the year - Christian
colorful wall calendars. I sent out calendars also in Russian.

Local Christian broadcasting in Germany in Russian is still there - as
well as Serbian, Polish, Turkish, and even a dozen languages, but it is
translated, it seems, at the local FM or cable. A detailed schedule is
printed in the monthly magazine "Antenne", which I get from Evangeliums
Rundfunk, is the local partner of Trans World Radio.
(Vladimir Gudzenko-UKR/RUS, deneb-radio-dx, midb Aug 21)

GERMANY   6070  Ingolstadt Rohrbach. QSL <qsl @ radio6150.de>

"Der Starttermin dieses Senders ist das Ergebnis langfristiger Planung und
kurzfristiger Streiks".
(Leicht verfremdetes Zitat des bekannten spanischen Philosophen
/Francisco Ibanez Talavera/ <Clever & Smart>)

Liebe Freunde,
wie so haeufig bei Projekten, bei denen man von Zulieferungen abhaengig
ist, werden wir den angestrebten Termin im August nicht halten koennen.

Keine Sorge, es laeuft alles planmaessig, nur die Lieferung der neuen
Sendeanlage verzoegert sich etwas.

Dafuer koennt ihr euch schon mal, wenn es so weit ist, auf eine neue
Leistung von bis zu 20 kW PEP freuen; diese werden den Empfang sicherlich
sehr verbessern. Bis dahin laufen Offshore-Programme 24/7 hrs/d mit ca.
750 Watt auf 6070 kHz.

Und, wer Sendezeit bei uns anmieten moechte, fuer die Ausstrahlung seiner
eigenen Station, mit Leistungen zwischen 1,2 und 20 kW; bitte anfragen!

Unsere Homepage <www.radio6150.de>
ist in neuem Design; bitte mal anschauen, und nicht vergessen, bei
Interesse auf die GOOGLE-Anzeigen zu klicken, das hilft uns!
Viele Gruesse
(Radio 6150;
via Martin Elbe-D, <http://home.wolfsburg.de/elbe/>  A-DX Aug 27)

INDONESIA   3325  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1209 UT on Aug 24, Indonesian,
Jakarta National News with some lengthy reports from 1212 to 1228 UT, then
some fanfare music and news headlines repeated, 1229 UT Radio Republik
Indonesia ID and into "Bagimu Negeri" (For You Our Country) song (thanks
to Ron Howard for this info). Fair.

4750  RRI Makassar, at 1230 UT Aug 24, Indonesian, tuned in to hear
"Bagimu Negeri" song in // to 3325 kHz (see above), followed by pop music
and no longer // 3325 kHz. Fair.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Aug 24)

9525.976  Odd signal of Voice of Indonesia Cimanggis heard tonight for the
first time again, missed since July 26?  At 1545 UT Aug 31 on S=9+20dB
level here in Germany. Still NOTHING of string visible on 9680.053 of RRI
Jakarta. Only RTI Taiwan, China jamming and RRI Galbeni in French on that
swinging channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

IRAN   15400  Voice of IRIB Tehran different services hit each other at
1426 to 1428 UT time slot by two independent transmission sites.

Sirjan site carrying Urdu service til 1428 UT, but hit heavily by
Kamalabad opening procedure from 1426 to 1427 bcast IRIB's Chinese service
and followed by station annmt at 1428 UT, as well as Bengali service from
Kamalabad at 1430-1527 UT.

15400 1300-1430 39    SIR 500 198  URDU    IRN IRB
15400 1430-1530 41NE  KAM 500 100  BENGALI IRN IRB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

MADAGASCAR   Frequency changes of Vatican Radio from August 27:
1415-1430 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 035 deg to SoAS, ex17520* Urdu Wed/Sun
1430-1450 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to SoAS, ex17520* Hindi Daily
1450-1510 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to SoAS, ex17520* Tamil Daily
1510-1530 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to SoAS, ex17520* Malayalam Daily
1530-1550 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to SoAS, ex17520* English Sun-Fri
1550-1600 NF17510 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to SoAS, ex17520* English Sat
* to avoid Radio Pakistan in Urdu WS
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

MALAYSIA   5964.7  Klasik Nasional FM, Kajang, at 1237 UT on Aug 24,
Bahasa Malay, Muslim call to prayer, 1238 UT announcer and pop music with
occasional announcements, 1258 UT a series of announcements and heard a
"Klasik FM" ID. Good, with splatter from adjacent channels.

6050  Asyik FM, Kajang, at 1301 UT on Aug 24, Bahasa Malay, male DJ, pop
music, speaking to phone callers. Fair.

7295  Traxx FM, Kajang, at 1333 UT on Aug 24, English, female DJ, "Traxx
FM" ID, pop music. Fair-good.

9835  Sarawak FM, Kajang, at 1335 UT on Aug 24, Bahasa Malay, pop Malay
music, female DJ, 1347 UT announcements by man, including several mentions
of Sarawak, at 1400-1406 UT national news in // to 11665 kHz. Good.

11665  Wai FM, Kajang, at 1357 UT on Aug 24, Bahasa Malay, easy-listening
songs, 1400 UT "Wai FM" ID and into network news to 1406 UT when back to
music, was // 9835 kHz for the news. Good.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Aug 24)

MARIANA ISLS  [Tinian]  12139.985  Radio Free Asia Cambodian service via
Tinian relay, hard pronunciation of the spokes person, 1230-1330 UT Aug 28
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

NEW ZEALAND    Updated A-12 of Radio New Zealand International from
Aug.22:
0459-0758 11725 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0459-0650 11675 RAN 025 kW 000 deg DRM All Pacific
0651-0758  9890 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Tonga
0759-1058  6170 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0759-1158  7440 RAN 025 kW 000 deg DRM All Pacific
1059-1259  9655 RAN 100 kW 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1300-1550  6170 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1551-1745  7440 RAN 100 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, Fiji
1551-1745  6170 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Fiji
1746-1850  9615 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1746-1836 NF  7440 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Fiji, ex6170
1837-1850 NF 11675 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Samoa, ex9890
1851-2150 11725 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1851-2150 NF 15720 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Niue, Fiji, Samoa, ex13730
2151-0458 15720 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
2151-0458 17675 RAN 025 kW 000 deg DRM All Pacific
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

NIGERIA   Today Monday August 27 Voice of Nigeria was noted:
0800-0900 15120 in English, instead of 9690 in Hausa
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

NIGERIA/CHAD  But at 0530 UT I couldn't not even read a string on 6165
kHz, so seemingly N'djamena Chad not on air today morning.

Though heard similar origin from Africa, Radio Nigeria in Hausa from
Nigeria at 0530 UT on 6089.843 kHz, weak, just above threshold signal. But
also Anguilla even 6090 Universal Radio sermon was weak today.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

PAKISTAN   7512.312  Very odd signal of Radio Pakistan Islamabad API-4
transmitter carrying Persian service, noted on Aug 24 at 17-18 UT. Regular
on 7510 kHz.

But my tune-in was a little late around 1757 UT, and couldn't check the
// 9370 kHz channel tonight.

At present on Aug 25th at 1725 UT
7512.323 kHz weak, and stronger on 9370.0 kHz Persian service.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 24/25)

Re 7512.312/.323 odd R Pakistan Persian service.
I was very interested to read this from you as the two 100 kW transmitters
(API-3 & 4) have not been heard by me for a long time. Mauno Ritola has
heard them occasionally, but with weak and faulty signals. I hope the
engineers have been able to bring them to life again (ancient technology).

API-3 is a Continental from 1968 and API-4 a "Russian" from 1974. I wonder
if they've obtained some spare parts from Russia?

It should be possible to hear their SoAsian services on 15 MHz -
particularly their Sinhala and Tamil at 1230-1330 UT - so I'll look out
for these too.
(Noel R. Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 25)

Cannot hear any of the services to SoAsia. Hindi at 1045-1145 and Gujrati
at 1045-1215 UT should be using 11865 kHz. Sinhali at 1230 and Tamil at
1300-1330 use 11880 kHz. I have heard this one, but not for some time. The
parallel is now 15290 (not 15540) kHz according to Ivo Ivanov-BUL.
(Noel R. Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

Observation on Aug 27
Chinese  1200-1300  FE      15700-okay;  17725-okay minus 7 Hertz
Gujarati 1145-1215  sAs      9805 rather 9807.137 kHz;  11860?not traced
Hindi    1045-1145  sAs      9805 rather 9807.137 kHz;  11860?not traced
9807.137  switched OFF at 12.15:50 UT Aug 27

Urdu     1330-1530  ME/nAf  15290  17519.993
Pushto   1345-1445  Afgh.    7512.300 probably
Dari     1445-1545  Afgh.    7512.300 probably

POLAND   On the First Programme of the Polish Radio - Radio Jedynka found
headline in foreign languages, including Russian. Other languages -
English and German. The duration of each issue - about 1 minute.

Apparently, these reports sound only on weekdays during morning block
"Summer with the radio", immediately after the 4-minute release of the
latest news in Poland at the beginning of each hour.

The monitoring confirmed the foreign-language ballots at 7.05 and 9.05
hrs. Presumably, there is a translation at 8.05 hrs. In the daytime
broadcasts issues in foreign languages according to the monitoring data
are not available.

You can listen to the station on LW 225 kHz and online
<http://www.polskieradio.pl/7>
Jedynka leading news in Russian - fellow Russian edition of the Polish
Radio Eugene Klimakin.
(Sergey Sosedkin-IL-USA, midb Aug 21)

RUSSIA   21800 / 21810  Novosibirskaya oblast. Novosibirsk.
On August 21, 2012 hear the Voice of Russia in English on the 21810 kHz
instead of 21800 kHz. On the list of eibi transmitter in Novosibirsk
instead of the former in Irkutsk.
Interestingly, this is a planned move or ad-hoc?
(Alexander Egorov, Kiev, Ukraine / "open_dx")

Both on air 0600-1000 UT to East Asia, Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.
21800 zones 55,58,59,60  250kW 152degr Irkutsk
21810 zones 55,58,59     250kW 145degr Novosibirsk
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

Moskovskaya oblast.

Letter from radio center #3 of the MRC RTRS, Taldom, the pic. North,

Hello, Anatoly.
Thank you for attention to our transmissions for Your report. Sorry for
the delay in answering-I was on vacation for almost a month, the answer
was no.

The fact is that, in contrast to the radio (for example, VGTRK "Radio of
Russia" or GRK "Voice of Russia") in transmitting radiocenters never was
the service of the interaction with radio stations, and this activity on
our radiocenter is held only due to my own initiative and still have
enough enthusiasm.

In his time (in 2003). at the beginning of an experienced radio
broadcasting in digital format DRM radio Amateurs all over the world
really helped us in the assessment of the reception of our gear in
different modes, and we were able to pick up the most optimum parameters
for the qualitative and stable broadcast in a mode of DRM.

Unfortunately, our management does not fully understand the importance of
this feedback, recalls about the possibility of a feedback with the
trainees, when it gets the circumstances of the claims. Skilled Amateurs
can provide a more objective and detailed circumstances of reception
conditions and the state of the ether in a zone of reception than the
usual listeners, ?????????? just in a bad reception. In particular, there
were cases of interference on the part of the Albanian transmitters with
acceptance of our transmission in Western Europe, and it was not our
fault. German and British Amateurs helped to understand the situation, we
promptly got the proof of his "alibi", and claims against us have been
withdrawn. Safely allowing their problems, management shifted its
attention to other things...

All this to the fact, that the official QSL-cards our management does not
ordered, and I can send You only its version of QSL-cards in electronic
form, which You will be able to print on inkjet printer in color.

You can also send your report to the address of "Radio of Russia" by e-
mail
<mail @ radiorus.ru>
it is possible, they will send You their official QSL-card.
Historical information about our ???????????.

Our centre was established in 1952 near the city of Taldom, which in the
19th century was a town of craftsmen-shoemakers. Together with
???????????? was built by the village of Severny (North), in which lived
the first builders, and then the employees of the radio center.

There were built 4 stations, antenna installations and auxiliary buildings
for different services.

At the present time there are 3 stations, which are 2 of long-wave (LW)
transmitter with a capacity of 500 and 300 kW (which now does not work),
short-wave (SW) AM-transmitters with a capacity of 250 kW (5 pieces) and
500 kW (2 PCs.), also 3 shortwave DRM-transmitter (40 kW). A few years ago
worked another station, where they were located communication SW
transmitters, now they were dismantled, and the plant closed down.

Our centre is a part of the Moscow Regional Center (MRC), which is, in
turn, branch of the Russian Television and Broadcasting Network (RTRS).
All of the major broadcasting companies in Russia use transmitting
technical means of the company as of the all-Russian operator of
connection and broadcasting. So, our transmitters are used for
broadcasting of such programs as "Radio of Russia" of the all-Russian
State TV and Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) for domestic broadcasting and
programme of the State radio company "the Voice of Russia" for the
international broadcasting on short wave

The program "Radio of Russia" for the listeners in Europe with our radio
center broadcasts on short-wave one of the AM transmitter (250 kW)
according to the following schedule
0400-0800 UTC 12070 kHz
0830-1300 UTC 13665 kHz
1330-1700 UTC  9480 kHz
1730-2100 UTC  7215 kHz.

Programme of the State radio company "the Voice of Russia" are transferred
to our radio center in the AM mode on short-wave transmitters with a
nominal capacity of 250 kW

0200-0600 UTC 11965 kHz in the Russian language,
1300-1500 UTC 11860 kHz in the Russian language,
1400-1600 UTC 11985 kHz in the Turkish language,
1600-1800 UTC 11985 kHz in English,
1500-1700 UTC 11610 kHz in the Serbian/Croatian languages,
1700-1900 UTC 11610 kHz in the French  language,
1700-1800 UTC 15465 kHz in the Italian language,
1800-2000 UTC 15465 kHz in the French  language.

Transmission of the programs of radio "Voice of Russia" in the digital
standard DRM (with an average capacity of 40 kW) in the format of MDI

0600-1000 UTC 11830 kHz RUVR-1A-in English
0600-0900 UTC 11830 kHz RUVR-1B-in the Russian language
0900-1000 UTC 11830 kHz RUVR-1B-in the German language.

I wish you success in Your hobby and all the best.
With respect,
Andrey Shaidurov,
leading engineer,
radio center #3 of the MRC RTRS,
Taldom, the pic. North, Russia
(editor; RUSdx Aug 26)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.9  S.I.B.C., at 1155 UT Aug 24, Tok Pisin, pop
music, 1156 UT devotional Bible message in English, 1201 UT "You have been
listening to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Happy
Isles.", frequencies, goodbyes, National Anthem to close. Fair.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Aug 24)

SOMALIA   [Somaliland]  Radio Hargeisa, Somaliland, SW update.

DG Abdirashid(L) flanked by Dawan boss Mohamed O Mire "Sayid" & Technical
direcor (below) new transmitter & antennaesDG Abdirashid(L) flanked by
Dawan boss Mohamed O Mire "Sayid" & Technical direcor (below) new
transmitter & antennaes [captions]

[...] New Radio Transmitter operational soon
By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) - The Ministry of information has denied the
existence of differences among senior staff.

The Ministry's Director General Mr. Abdirashid Jibril Yusuf made the
denial during a press briefing where he also informed on the status of the
new radio Hargeisa transmitter and purported dismissal of a senior
officer.

[...]
The press briefing was also informed about the status of the new Radio
Hargeisa Transmitter which the ministry had earlier on indicate its
commissioning day to concede with EID Ul-Fitr celebrations that were held
last week.

"I wish to inform that the new transmitter is installed and antennae are
fully erected and testing will commence immediately the studios are
connected" Said the DG

According to the Ministry's Technical Director Mr. Ahmed Suleiman, the
much-anticipated nationwide radio transmission will be on service as soon
as ongoing tests and linkage with studios is completed.

The technical director further informed that all ongoing works are under
local engineers following the departure of the 14 Chinese experts whose
mission pertained to installation of the Transmitter and erection of
antennae's.

Somalilanders are anxiously awaiting the full commissioning of the 100Kw
Radio Transmitter that will avail nationwide transmissions of Radio
Hargeisa broadcasts since the current Radio Hargeisa transmitter has a
capacity to cover only a distance of 40sq Km 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/1333-somaliland-
information-ministry-rebuffs-alleged-internal-infighting>
(Somaliland Sun [sic] Sat Aug 25, via gh, dxld Aug 28)

Re Radio Hargeisa
I logged them on 11645v kHz from San Francisco on 31 Oct 1976 at 1510-1610
UT. Made an excellent tape, which I can't find.
(Bob Hill-MA-USA, DXplorer Aug 29)

Hargeisa testing on 7120 kHz. Radio Hargeisa noted testing on 7120 kHz.
Monitored from 1440 past 1600 UT, 30 Aug. UTC time & date.

Somalia music occasional anncts in a local language with mention of
Hargeisa and a dot com addr.Some dead air at times between music items.
Very good signal.

7120 kHz was the frequency last used by Hargeisa in 2008.

Nice to have some stations returning to shortwave !.
(John Durham-NZL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

re 7120. Thanks John for this Somaliland log.
German Amateurradio BANDWATCH group noted a thick open CARRIER on 7120 kHz
already on Wed 29th during our evening hours !
73 wolfy df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

R. Hargeisa New 100 kW TX on 7120 kHz.
Radio Hargeisa in Arabic{rather Somali} received by several Dxer of Japan
at 1545-1900*UT on 7120 kHz on Aug 30. As ID "Idhaat al Hargeisa".

<http://ani.atz.jp/FBDX/LogBBS/img/880.mp3>

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU_yU6q16e0&feature=watch_response>
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Aug 31)

The language used is Somali, not Arabic
(Tarek Zeidan-EGY, dxld Aug 31)

Radio Hargeisa new 100 kW txer was inaugurated on 27th Aug 2012.
Video of the new txer posted on 27th Aug
<http://www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=312318&p=3753360>

Somaliland: Radio Hargeisa launches new transmitter and expand its
coverage to the Horn of Africa and Asia on {SW 41 MB . FREQ 7120 KHZ}

Rooble Mohamed ?@Rooble2009  27th Aug 2012 on Twitter
(via Alokesh Gupta-IND, dxld via BrDXC-UK Aug 31)

[Should be audible in Europe late afternoon, signs off at 1900 UTC.]

<www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=312318&p=3753360#p3752893>
video of Mon 27/Tue 28.
(via BrDXC-Uk Dave Kenny-UK, Aug 31)

Great. Sic 'em Uli and the Intruder Watchers. No good timing for North
America until midwinter maybe; except possibly by long path to west coast.
Ron? Let's hope they also broadcast in the mornings now. No doubt
primarily in Somali, but if they really said "Idhaat", that's Arabic.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 31)

Switches TX on and off, but our amateurradio guys are all much stronger -
at present 1530 UT -, compared to the tiny signal from - probably - from
Hargeisa Somaliland.

7120 Nothing heard from Somaliland around 1438 UT on Uni Twente online SDR
unit.

Now at 1543 UT poor signal of local Somali singer, noted on Moscow remote
sdr unit.

Re Intruder Bandwatch 7100-7200 kHz. It can be assumed that the Somali
station from this chaotic African country will not respect the ITU rules
in future too, as similar done always by Eritrea and Myanmar too...

Maybe Chris Greenway from BrDXC-UK can somebody connect, to translate the
'Somali Arabic' part of the videotape engineers speech, i.e. technical
parameters
<www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=245&t=312318&sid=a8bbf268cac43c2
15fe2a038fd581484>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

Re transmitter type of Made in P.R. China. It is not quite clear, about
which type of transmitter unit from China it is.

<www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=312318&p=3753360#p3752893>
video of Mon 28th 27/Tue

twitter Rooble Mohamed? @ Rooble2009

see video
<www.somalinet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=245&t=312318&sid=a8bbf268cac43c2
15fe2a038fd581484>

At 4:46 and 4:59 min stop, seen very briefly two times the company label
BBEF in the upper left corner of the mounted cabinet.

Comparing the video but with the 100 kW transmitter in 2006 from Shijak
Albania

or radio station photos on the Chinese website of BBEF fits none of the
models.

Instead of 2 rows x 5 display instruments in Hargeisa,
you can see on the website always 2 x 6 display instruments.

this photo is still a resemblance
<http://www.bbef-
tech.com/templates/T_Second/index.aspx?nodeid=131&page=ContentPage&content
id=454>

<http://www.bbef-tech.com/templates/T_Second/index.aspx?nodeid=131>

<http://www.bbef-tech.com / templates / T_Second / index.aspx? nodeid = 78
& page = Page & Content contentid = 155>

enclosed the Made in China photo taken at 100 kW Shijak Albania unit from
2006.
73 wolfgang  df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31)

SOUTH AFRICA   17500  QSL RTE Radio Worldwide (IRELAND) via Meyerton relay
site, full data letter QSL in 340 days for English airmail report and 3
IRCs and English followup via registered airmail and US $10. QSL arrived
18 days after follow-up. V/s Bernie Pope, Network Support, who also
returned the US $10 with an apology and stated they never received the
first report.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Aug 28)

SUDAN   Today Monday August 27 Voice of South Sudan Revolutionary
Radio in Sudanese Arabic and English was observed:
0502-0822 15725 and carrier till 0842 UT.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

SWAZILAND   9939.988  TWR Africa Manzini Swaziland, 1905-1935 UT in
Lingala/French noted fluttery at 1921 UT Aug 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

SWITZERLAND   Swiss time station to be dismantled.
The antenna masts of the Swiss time station at Prangins, which went off
the air a few months ago, are to be dismantled on Sept 6.

If you read French the following links might be interesting to have a look
at:

<http://www.24heures.ch/geneve/la-cote/Les-pylones-de-Prangins-seront-
bientot-demontes/story/10245536>

<http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/?lang=fr&msg-id=45662>

<http://www.bluewin.ch/fr/index.php/1929,648871/Les_pyl%C3%B4nes_de_l%C3%A
9metteur_de_Prangins_seront_dynamit%C3%A9s/fr/news/regio/>
Credit: Paul Jamet, via the Radio Club du Perche news service.
(Remy Friess-F, BrDXC-UK Aug 25)

TAJIKISTAN   4765.044  Tajik Radio-1 from Dushanbe Yangi Yul at 1610 UT
Aug 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

TURKEY   TRT Emirler symmetrical intermodulations at 1927-2027 UT.

9285.005 and 9810.029  are symmetrical intermodulations from TRT Emirler
site of the Voice of Turkey Ankara tonight.

Basic frequencies are 9460.005 kHz at 1600-2100 UT in Turkish, and
9635.016 kHz in French language at 1927-2027 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

UNIDENTIFIED   5050  at 1134-1158* UT on August 27. What is happening
here? Have confirmed it was not Ozy Radio (thanks to John Wright and Ian
Baxter). In English; mixing with Beibu Bay Radio (Nanning, China); about
catastrophic events that may happen; mentioned the Southern Hemisphere and
Australia several times; prepare for self survival ("personal
responsibility"); no station IDs heard. WWRB at this time period? First
time I have heard this.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Aug 27)

UAE   15215.031  FEBA Radio in Tibetan language scheduled via Al Dhabbaya
relay site, heard at 1220 UT Aug 29. S=8-9 signal here in Germany. Female
singer song.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

U.K.   11820 kHz 2012-08-24, 10.45z O=4-5 "test transmission".
"...RR to <transmissiontest @ gmail.com> ..."
<http://www.rhci-online.de/11820kHz_1045z.mp3>
IC-R75/dipol 2x6m/STUDIO1 v1.1d/mp3directcut-rec. QTH: D-06193
Petersberg/Germany. UK-operator ??
(Roger, A-DX Aug 25)

Long clip, with excellent reception there, bits of music patched together,
something different every few seconds. Same thing I was hearing on 15180
and 15515 kHz. Surely from BaBcoCk, includes their theme music, probably
UK site. They haven't answered the reception report they requested from
me.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Aug 25)

Could be also a test trainee action?

UNID test services via Babcock brokery, via Woofferton tx site.
Dear David,
do you know details about relay transmission registration of Babcock
brokery, on Woofferton TX site, of an Unknown >?religious broadcaster?<

UNID sce via Babcock brokery, via Woofferton tx site?
73 wolfy df5sx (Sept 23, 2011)

Re: UNID sce via Babcock brokery, via Woofferton tx site

Hi Wolfie,  Thanks for the note. OK on the freq registration.
Regrettably it's not as exotic as you suspected!

I can confirm those freqs are registered and they are on our schedule.

We are using the time slots and the changes in freq and modulation mode to
train our staff at the Babcock Media Management Centre in London for the
remote operation of the Woofferton site when we are not staffed out of
office hours.

At present our colleagues in the Babcock Control Room in Bush House look
after us but soon that is closing when the BBC transfer to their London W1
studio centre. Hence the need to train our staff in the other control
facility.

We needed to be able to run a real schedule and then we put faults on our
transmitters so that the MMC staff can work out how to re-establish the
service etc.
Vy 73, Dave
David Porter-UK  G4OYX (Sept 24, 2011)

USA   Scotts Corner Maine SW Station (formerly WCSN). Does anyone know is
the SW station in Scotts Corner Maine (formerly WCSN of the Christian
Science Monitor) is still operational? Is their programming or
frequencies. Available only anywhere? Thanks!
( <b-t-m@prodigy.net>   dxld Aug 26)

Scotts Corner Maine SW Station (formerly WCSN).

It's been off the air for years. After WCSN it was briefly WVHA, and then
WHRA. Final owners WHR may have moved the transmitter to South Carolina.

[later] Apparently it was not cost-effective for WHR to operate a single
transmitter in Maine when they had all the others consolidated in South
Carolina. I didn't say they moved the entire site, but the transmitter
which would be the single most valuable item on the site, and it's not
unusual for transmitters to be moved from one site to another. I'm really
not sure of the disposition of the transmitter. You can probably search
out details of this in old DXLDs or elsewhere online, unless someone else
wants to chime in. Altho Maine is as close as you can get to Europe from
the CONUS, lower-latitude paths from SC are better propagationally, and
WHRI can serve Europe just as well or better, plus Africa and Latin
America (and Fiji). BTW, the Christian Scientists called the site Scott's
Corner, but the World Harvesters called it Greenbush same place, and hard
to find on an ordinary map.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Aug 27)

Re Scotts Corner / Greenbush Maine SW Station (formerly WCSN).
Three masts dismanteled between (see GE image history)
31 Oct 2007 and 26 Nov 2011.

Towers Rd., Greenbush, ME 04418, USA

G.C. 45 08 09.19 N  68 33 31.03 W
but Google Maps image shows still the masts, of older 29 April 2004 image.
<http://goo.gl/maps/kwCDO>
(wb, dxld Aug 27)

VIETNAM   9840  Voice of Vietnam, at 1350 UT on Aug 24, English, woman
with ID and then talking about a song that is historically significant to
the Vietnamese. Poor with adjacent channel QRM, // 12020 kHz poorer.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Aug 24)

12019.350   Voice of Vietnam in Indonesian logged on Aug 28 at 1300-1330
UT, via Son Tay site.

6165  Voice of Vietnam-4 in Dao was listenable at 2257 UT via Xuan Mai at
2245-2257 UT Aug 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 28)

VIETNAM/MARIANA ISL   13640  RFA (tent), 1435 UT, Aug 26, O=3 mit Jamming
unterlegt. AOKI:
13640 R.FREE ASIA 1400-1500 Vietnamese 100kW 285deg Agignan Point MRA
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Aug 26)

Swinging bubbler jammer from Vietnam, only on lower band side, small size
1.5 kHz bandwidth on exact 13629-13640 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

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

Japan Ham Radio Fair 2012

Und hier ein Bildbericht aus Japan:

Alinco bringt da einen "SDR":
<http://onjapan.net/2012/hamfair/P1010278.jpg>

Und bei Icom sah man die neue Remote-Software:
<http://onjapan.net/2012/hamfair/P1010308.jpg>

Den neuen Icom Amateur, den 7100er gabs nur hier zu sehen:
<http://www.icomuk.co.uk/News_Article/3508/17675/>
73 Christoph <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT OE2CRM, A-DX Aug 26)

AOR Japan revealed the new magnetic shielded "LA800 Super Loop Antenna" at
Ham Fair 2012 held on August 25 and 26 in Odaiba island, Tokyo.

This is a tuned magnetic shielded loop antenna for outdoor use with 78cm
diameter, covering 10kHz-500MHz.

Tunable with 6 bands between 150kHz-30MHz, untuble between 10-150kHz and
30-500MHz.

Price 59.850 yen, will be on sale in autumn 2012.
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

Thanks Takahito for the AOR loop antenna report, acc change rate would
cost 608 EURos at present, in 4 months is christmas time again, to get the
gifts from relatives ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26)

Specifications are interesting but isn't the cost (about 760 USD) is too
heavy in respect to UK's Wellbrook or US Pixel Technologies?
(Partha Sarathi-IND, dxld Aug 26)
 
Best regards,


Michael Bethge
 
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