WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - November 9th, 2012 (BC-DX #1090)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA/ROMANIA   7220  Very bad co-channel mixture at 05-06 UT on Central
European target in B-12 season. Two Europeans on same S=9+30dB signal
level. RRI Galbeni in Romanian towards western Europe, and CRI English
relay service via Cerrik-ALB towards CYP, NoAF, TUN, LBY, EGY, and Near
East around Palestine.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

AUSTRALIA   19000, Nov 6 at 0128 UT, RA VG {via Shepparton sw site} with
tail of an interview with an Indian academic asserting that altho no
longer government-owned, All India Radio is not trusted by the people, who
consider it still a government mouthpiece, run by ex-bureaucrats; while
they do trust the Parliament Channel, which is funded directly from
parliament. Hmm, isn't that government too?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 6)

BAHRAIN   9744.992  Radio Bahrain in Arabic, light music, female singer,
western world style, S=7 at 0541 UT, Nov 8. Acc to Aoki list via Abu Hayan
tx site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

BELARUS   Radio Station Belarus. 30.10.2012 - 25.03.2013:

SW: from 1100-2300 UT at a frequency of 11730 kHz
    from 1705-2300 UT at a frequency of  6155 kHz.

MW: from 1600-1800 UT at a frequency of  1170 kHz.

FM transmitters and frequency:
Brest    -  96.4 MHz
Grodno   -  96.9 MHz
Svisloch - 100.8 MHz
Geraneny -  99.9 MHz
Braslav  - 106.6 MHz
Myadel   - 102.0 MHz
Details: <http://www.radiobelarus.tvr.by/>

30.10.2012 Vitebsk oblast radio in Belarusian and Russian language from
1500-1600 UT on the frequency 7255 kHz (Kolodischi, 250 kW). SINPO: 54544.
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx Nov 4)

BOTSWANA/GERMANY/PHILIPPINES/SAO TOMÉ/SRI LANKA/THAILAND

Radio Program Frequencies. VOA Special election programming
0200-0600 UTC, November 7:

Africa
0200-0300 UTC 909BOT, 1530SAO, 4930BOT, 6080BOT, 9885BOT, 15580SAO
0300-0600 UTC Existing broadcasts

Middle East
0200-0400 UTC 9480BIB, 12005LAM, 15255UDO
0400-0600 UTC 9480BIB, 15255UDO

Asia
a. South and Central Asia
0200-0400 UTC 13810PHT, 15155PHT, 15230PHT, 15255UDO, 15590PHT
0400-0600 UTC 13570PHT, 13810PHT, 15155PHT, 15255UDO, 15590PHT
              15640IRA, 17525IRA

b. East Asia
0200-0300 UTC 13810PHT, 15230PHT, 17525IRA, 17615PHT
0300-0400 UTC 13810PHT, 15230PHT, 17615PHT
0400-0600 UTC 13810PHT, 15230PHT, 15405PHT, 15640IRA, 17615PHT

c. Southeast Asia
0200-0300 UTC 11705UDO, 15155PHT, 15230PHT, 17525IRA
0300-0400 UTC 15155PHT, 17525IRA, 17615PHT
0400-0600 UTC 15155PHT, 15640IRA, 17525IRA, 17615PHT

<http://www.voanews.com/content/presidential-race-tight-on-eve-of-election/1539806.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 7)

What little I listened to of VOA's elexion coverage was dumbed down they
still have to identify Romney as a former state governor and businessman,
duh. That was mentioned twice in less than half an hour along with
features on what Americans think Democracy is, etc.

The publicized additional VOA English, rearranged by frequency are:
 4930 02-03 Af      BOT
 6080 02-03 Af      BOT
 9480 02-06 ME      BIB
 9885 02-03 Af      BOT
11705 02-03 SEAs    UDO
12005 02-04 ME      LAM
13570 04-06 S&CAs   PHT
13810 02-06 S&C&EAs PHT
15155 02-06 S&CAs   PHT
15230 02-06 EAs     PHT
15255 02-06 ME      UDO
15405 04-06 EAs     PHT
15580 02-03 Af      SAO
15590 02-06 S&CAs   PHT
15640 04-06 S&CAs   IRA
17525 02-06 S&C&EAs IRA
17615 02-06 E&SEAs  PHT
I hope I got that all right; compare to above VOA page. Wolfgang Bueschel
just sent the transmitter sites he has figured out, inserted.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 6/7)

BOTSWANA/SAO TOMÉ/U.K./USA/VATICAN STATE
Voice of America B-12 French schedule.
0530-0630 (mo-fr)  4960sao   6020bot   9480sao  12060bot
1100-1130 (sa)    11915sao  13735sao  15620sao  17850vat
1830-2000 (daily) 12080bot(1900-) 15225gre 15620gre(-1900)

2000-2030 (daily)  9815bot  9885sao 12080bot 15225gre 15620sao
2030-2100 (sa,su)  9815sao(su)  9885bot  12080sri  15225bot(su)
2100-2130 (mo-fr)  9435wof  9680vat  9815bot  9885sao
(Extracted from HFCC list by Alan Roe-UK wdxc-uk Nov 7,
as I cannot locate the frequencies anywhere on the VOA French web pages)

BRAZIL   5969.983 ID at 0633 UT on Nov 6 Radio Itatiaia Belo Horizonte MG.
S=8 signal in Portuguese.
Hit heavily by UTE RTTY tone signals on 5965 + 5967 kHz.

4885.018  Radio Clube do Pará, Belém, S=9+15dB at 0448 UT Nov 8, female
pop singer in Brasil Portuguese.

11925.205  Instead of registered BBC Seychelles heard Radio Bandeirantes,
São Paulo, SP, at 0548 UT Nov 8, no music, endless interview in Portuguese
by male/female.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6/8)

BULGARIA   Mighty KBC 9500 kHz Sofia Kostinbrod, eQSL in 5 hours for email
report to
<themightykbc (a) gmail (dot) com>
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

BULGARIA   9500, UT Sun Nov 3 at 0001 UT, The Mighty KBC Radio broadcast
is underway via Kostinbrod, BULGARIA with very good signal level, best
yet; missed any opening ID while I was still on 15775 kH z for JSWC
special, so music is already playing, "Baby, You Talk Too Much". DJ
announcement and another tune around 0005, but by 0006, squealing has
started on the transmission while Stevie Wonder is singing the Beatles.
The squeal really detracts from the music. By 0147 recheck, the squeal is
even louder compared to the intentional modulation and the signal has
weakened. At 0155 with BFO I can hear the squeal as sidebands from 9495 to
9510; probably would go lower if it were not for strong R. Republica on
9490 kHz from Guiana French. It helps to tune to center 9500 with narrow
filter, but that also cuts off the treble in the music.

0156 closing announcement with contact info,
<themightykbc @ gmail.com> or see website <http://kbcradio.eu> "back next
week, same time, same station".

Really? So this is now regular, not experimental? At 0157 I notice that
the squeal has stopped, and so has RR/GUF on 9490 I was sure the squeal
was coming out of the Bulgarian transmitter, heard on both sides of 9500
kHz, but now there's some doubt; could it have been out of the GUF
transmitter instead? It has had spur problems before and has also been
nailed as the source of several big spurblobs on the 49m band see GUIANA
FRENCH. Before 9490 kHz went off I also checked 9606 where its spurblob
had previously appeared along with 9374 kHz, but not tonight.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

KBC - 9450 kHz and special test of a digital text ... An email received
from KBC:
The Mighty KBC will test to the USA on Sunday 11 November 2012 0000-0200
UT on 9450 kHz!

Please join the Mighty KBC for a test of a digital text sent via a
shortwave broadcast transmitter. This will take place during the next
transmission to North America, Sunday 0000-0200 UTC, at approximately 0130
UTand just before the end of the broadcast at 0200 UT.

All you need is a basic shortwave receiver (no SSB mode is necessary), and
a basic personal computer. Using a patch cord, you will feed the audio out
of the earphone jack (or line out) of your radio into the microphone jack
of your PC. If you don't have a patch cord, you can try placing the
speaker of your radio close to the built-in microphone of a laptop PC.

You will also need software. There are several freeware or shareware
programs used by the amateur radio community that decode digital text
modes. One is FLDIGI, available from <http://www.w1hkj.com/>

After installing FLDIGI, pull down the Configure menu, then click Sound
Card, and select the soundcard your PC is using.

You might also have to adjust your audio settings. In Windows 7, left
click twice on the speaker icon in the lower right of PC display, then
click Options, then click Properties, then click Recording, then click the
input that works. Other operating systems will have different procedures.
A good way to test your audio settings is to try to decode the radio
amateurs using the PSK31 mode on 14070 kHz.

For the test digital text transmissions on Sunday, The Mighty KBC will be
using the QPSK125 mode. On your software, your cursor should be centered
on 1500 Hertz, where you will see the "waterfall" of the QPSK125 signal.
You can decode the transmission while you receive it, or record the
transmission and decode from the recording. The latter will give you more
opportunities to perfect the technique.

The test to be transmitted will be a formatted html file. Copy it from
<html> to (and including) </html>, and paste it to a text editor (such as
Notepad in Windows). Save the file, using any file name, with the suffix
.htm or .html. Then open the file in any web browser. If all goes well,
this might be the first time you receive a shortwave radio broadcast in
color!

In the future, an app will be developed to make this process simpler!
(KBC via BrDXC-UK via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

BULGARIA   POLISH RADIO - POLSKIE RADIO - REDAKCJA POLSKA
Shortwave Emissions test !

Shortwave schedule via new Sofia Kostinbrod site, read on website as well
as WRN schedule.

Polish Radio External Sce eff Oct 28 is from Bulgaria

1400-1430 12095 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Russian
1430-1500 12095 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Belorussian
1500-1600 12095 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Polish
1630-1730  9755 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Polish
1730-1830  9755 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Belorussian
1830-1900  9755 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR in Russian

<http://external.polskieradio.pl/8/74/Artykul/84248>

Na falach krotkich (emisja testowa): 12095 kHz (audycja o 1500 UT), 9755
kHz (audycja o 1630 UT).

The short-wave (emissions test) 12095 kHz (broadcast at 1500 UT)
9755 kHz (broadcast at 1630 UT)

<http://www.radyjo.net/4/73/Artykul/51299>

Zmena efirnaga hour
SW 28 kastrychnika peradachy Belaruskaya service Polskaga Radio for
zamezhzha vyhodzyats have efir dyyapazonah at 25 i 31 metra?.

Pragramu and 17:30{1430 UT} Mozhna prymats on karotkih praises on
chastatse 12095 kilyagertsay and vyachernyaya peradacha pachynaetstsa and
at 20:30 {1730 UT} i translyuetstsa chastatse 9755 kilyagertsay (testavaya
versiya).

<http://www.radioporusski.pl/6/40/Artykul/85173>

The change of frequency in the transition to winter time! (Test Mode)

Since October 28, we can listen at 18.00 MSK Moscow standard time
{1400 UT}, at a frequency of 12095 kHz and 22.30 MSK Moscow standard
time {1830 UT} - the frequency of 9755 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

CANADA   Internet killed the shortwave star...
Radio Canada shuts down Sackville, NB New Brunswick, broadcaster.

The high-powered shortwave transmitters used to broadcast CBC's
international radio service (RCI) to the world have been permanently shut
down due to a "world wide decline in shortwave use."

"Shortwave defines a specific frequency band," Martin Marcotte, director
of CBC Transmission, said in a telephone interview. "It used in
international broadcasting because it can travel thousands of kilometers."

Shortwave radio has been used for broadcasting voice and music
programming, but also long-distance communication to ships and aircraft or
to keep in touch with remote areas.

In Addition, amateur radio on these frequencies can provide hobby,
educational and emergency two-way communication.

In April, the CBC reduced RCI's budget from $12.3 million annually to $2.3
million following a $115M reduction in its parliamentary allocation
announced in the 2012 federal budget. These cuts resulted in job losses
and ushered in the death of shortwave radio in Canada.

"We are looking to sell the building site intact.. [It sits on] 228 acres
of land. in the Tantramar Marsh," Marcotte said. "But we'll dismantle it
if no one buys it."

With regards to how many people were using the service, it's near
impossible to say given that there is no definitive way to measure the
audience.

But not all shortwave broadcasts from that facility were aimed overseas.
For many communities in Northern Quebec, the shortwave broadcasts were
among their only connection with the outside world, especially in the
isolating winter months.

In order to reach an area of Northern Quebec previously serviced by
shortwave, CBC has obtained permission from the CRTC to build five new FM
transmitters in the following Quebec communities to continue providing
service: Kuujjuarapik, Inukjuak, Povungnituk, Salluit, and Kuujjuak.

<http://o.canada.com/2012/11/07/shortwave/>
Canada_com - By Michael_MacDonald, (via Mike Terry-UK, Nov 7)

CHAD/CUBA   6164.960  Radio Tschad. Rdif. Nat. Tchadienne, Gredia,
N'Djaména Chad is now permanent disturbed hit by RHC La Habana in English,
latter left mornings ex6050/ex6140 kHz and replaced new by 6165 kHz,
5-7 UT. Nevertheless N'Djaména monitored during winter season at S=9+5dB
level on air. 0458 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

CHINA   Chinese signals on 21000 kHz.
Please click at
<http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/latest.pdf>

and scroll down. Read my latest infos about the mysterious Chinese signals
on 14000, 21000, 21010 and 18000 kHz. 18000 kHz out of band, but
interesting! Location: Central China. Many thanks to HB9CET for excellent
support!
73 de Wolf, DK2OM
(INTRUDERALERT mailing list
<http://iaru-r1.org/mailman/listinfo/intruderalert_iaru-r1.org>  Nov 8)

CHINA   Bangaldesh Betar English on 15320v kHz at 05-06 UT ?

15320.4  UNIDENTIFIED bad HUM BUZZY signal noted in 0555 to 0600 UT slot,
bcast a phone interview by a Chinese journalist on PPC at Beijing, which
held at present. About future leadership and economy in China. Bad
transmission quality, not traceble carrier to see on Perseus screen,
signal small band transmission on 15319 to 15323 kHz, centered about
15320.4 kHz.

But is NOT of this R Bangladesh Betar Dhaka wooden registration
15320kHz 0500-0600UT 40  DKA 250kW 305deg 151 daily 281012 300313 BGD NBA

Noted very strong Chinese stn with very same program on nearby 15350 kHz,
is CRI English from Kashi site, scheduled 03-11 UT via older 100 kW
Kashgar site with spurs 30 kHz away on 15320 and 15380 kHz.

Google maps Image of downtown Kashgar site
39 24 32.49 N  75 55 26.13 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/eYMor>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

COSTA RICA   QSL Radio Exterior de Espana, sent QSL cards for Dec 2011
report (9675 kHz) in 276 days and August 2012 report (9630 kHz) in
30 days. Both were for Spanish email reports sent to
<ree (a) rtve (dot) es>

The two QSLs were mailed in separate envelopes but arrived on the same
day. Both cards were F/D except for tx site.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

CUBA   Guess what: despite dis- or mis-information from RHC's B-12
schedule labeled as effective Nov 1, and timeanddate.com which showed Nov
11 as the timechange date for Cuba from UT-4 to UT -5, in the end Cuba
kowtows to yankee imperialism by going off DST on the same date, Nov 4, as
is obvious by sudden shift of RHC Spanish programming to one UT hour later
than it had been. At least this will minimize confusion with gusano clox
in Miami, and international flights.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

RHC B-12 schedule.
Radio Habana Cuba - Horarios, Bandas y Frequencias
De Noviembre de 2012 a Marzo de 2013.

TRANSMISIONES EN ESPAÑOL - PERIODO B-12

Zonas Geográficas
Beam to:
No,Ce,SoAM      6150 kHz 1200-1300 UT
No,Ce,SoAM     11760 kHz 1200-1600 y 0000-0500 UT

New York        9550 kHz 1200-1300 UT
New York        6060 kHz 0000-0500 UT
New York       11860 kHz 1200-1600 UT

San Francisco  13780 kHz 1300-1600 UT

Chicago        15340 kHz 1300-1600 UT
Chicago         9850 kHz 1200-1300 UT

CeAM            9540 kHz 1200-1600 UT
CeAM            9810 kHz 2200-0600 UT
CeAM           11750 kHz 1300-1600 UT

Antilles        6120 kHz 0000-0600 UT
Antilles        9710 kHz 2200-2400 UT
Antilles       11690 kHz 1200-1600 UT

Rio de Janeiro 11680 kHz 0000-0500 UT
Rio de Janeiro 17730 kHz 1200-1600 UT

Buenos Aires   17580 kHz 1200-1600 UT
Buenos Aires   15230 kHz 1200-1600 y 0000-0600 UT
               17705 kHz 2200-0600 UT

Chile          11840 kHz 2200-0600 UT

Europe         15340 kHz 2200-2400 UT

Tropical Band NVIS antenna 5040 kHz / 60 m 2200-2400 y 0200-0700 UT
to Cuba, Caribe, USA, Canada, México, Ce América, and Northern SoAmérica.

Aló Presidente, Sunday special from Venezuela.
Chicago        15340 kHz 1400-1800 UT
Central América13680 kHz 1400-1800 UT
Antillas       11690 kHz 1400-1800 UT
Buenos Aires   15370 kHz 1400-1800 UT
Rio de Janeiro 17750 kHz 1400-1800 UT
{not specified as Sundays only}

Mesa Redonda Internacional, Monday-Friday night special.
Washington      6000 kHz 0000-0100 UT
Chicago         9640 kHz 0000-0100 UT
[time varies and not always on at all gh]

TRANSMISIONES EN VARIOS IDIOMAS
PERIODO B-12 Octubre de 2012 a Marzo de 2013

Zonas Geográficas
Beam to:
TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA INGLÉS/English
No/Ce/SoAmérica 6125 kHz 0500-0700 UT
NoCe/SoAmérica 11760 kHz 2000-2100 UT
New York        6060 kHz 0500-0700 UT
San Francisco   6010 kHz 0500-0700 UT
Chicago         6165 kHz 0100-0700 UT {ex6140}
Washington      6000 kHz 0100-0500 UT
Banda Tropical  5040 kHz 0000-0100 UT*

* Alan Pennington-UK heard this November 7th at 0625 UT:
Arnie Coro confirmed that from November 7th there was
an extra hour of English on 5040 kHz from 0600-0700 UT.

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA FRANCÉS/French
Europe         15340 kHz 1930-2000 UT
NoCe/SoAmérica 11760 kHz 2100-2130 UT
SoAmerica      15370 kHz 2230-2300 UT - except Sun
Banda Tropical  5040 kHz 0130-0200 UT

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA PORTUGUÉSE
Rio de Janeiro 15370 kHz 2330-2400 UT
Buenos Aires   15230 kHz 2300-2400 UT
Europe         15340 kHz 2000-2030 UT

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA Árabe/Arabic
Europe         15340 kHz 2030-2100 UT

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA ESPERANTO, Sunday only
San Francisco   6010 kHz 0700-0730 UT
NoCe/SoAmérica 11760 kHz 1600-1630 UT
SoAmérica      15370 kHz 2230-2300 UT - see French

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA CREOLE
Buenos Aires   15370 kHz 2300-2330 UT
Banda Tropical  5040 kHz 0100-0130 UT

TRANSMISIONES EN IDIOMA QUECHUA
Buenos Aires   15370 kHz 0000-0030 UT
(RHC Correspondence Dept. via George Thurman and Juan Franco Crespo, Oct
30, tidied up by Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

CUBA  on Nov 6th 6-7 UT.
5025 R Rebelde S=9+10dB
5040 and 6140 kHz not on air. But Aparecida Brazil 5035.002 kHz S=7
6010 tiny S=8
6060 S=9+25dB
6125 S=9+30dB, best Cuban signal this morning.
6165 weaker than 6060 and 6125, but S=9+10dB here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

CUBA   Since we looked a few days ago, the transmission schedule at
<http://www.radiohc.cu/index.php/de-interes/frecuencias.html>
has finally been updated but covers Spanish only. So has English:
<http://www.radiohc.cu/ing/of-interest/frequencies.html>
except it still shows 6140 instead of 6165 kHz.

5040, Nov 7 at 0634 UT I encounter RHC not only on the air after 0600* but
in English! This is immediately explained by Arnie Coro at the tail of his
"mitt-weak" DXers Unlimited --- a new English broadcast on 5040 kHz at 06-
07 UT; he also mentions new 6165 kHz in use earlier; and propagationally
that we should be prepared for 30-40 years of low solar activity, oooh!
DXUL ending at odd time of 0636 UT, so if the usual 12 minutes or so, must
have started circa 0624 UT, spanning both halves of every Tue/UT Wed
English hour repeat.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 6/7

Radio Havana Cuba
Dxers Unlimited
Dxers Unlimited's middle of the week edition for
Tuesday/Wednesday 6 /7 November 2012
By Arnie Coro
radio amateur CO2KK

Hi amigos radioaficionados all around the world, now listening to our
middle of the week edition of Dxers Unlimited, coming to you from Havana.
I am your host Arnaldo, Arnie, Coro, radio amateur CO2KK, and as always it
is my pleasure to share with you about ten or maybe eleven minutes of all
radio hobby information and updates ...

Here is now item one: After a lot of work by our transmitters and antennas
engineers, we are now on the air using the B11 ITU registered transmission
schedule. All our operating frequencies, with their full set of parameters
are registered with the International Telecommunications Union directly to
their Geneva, Switzerland headquarters and not by means of intermediate or
proxy groups of stations. For the English language programs beamed to
North America, the two most significant changes are:

ONE: the 6050 kiloHertz frequency has been moved to 6165 kiloHertz,
using the same 340 degrees azimuth curtain antenna array and
100 kilowatts transmitter, starting on November the 6th UTC,

and from November 7th you will be able to listen to our English language
one hour broadcast on 5040 kiloHertz, again that is 5040 kiloHertz from
0500 to 0600 UTC.

The other frequencies to North America will continue to operate on the
same channels as the A11 schedule.

Of course that we are very interested in receiving your reports about both
6165 kiloHertz, and 5040 kiloHertz.

By the way, the most recent Royal Observatory of Belgium compilaton of
the solar activity during the month of October shows that it went down by
about fifteen percent when compared with the activity of the Sun during
September, a trend that may or may not be telling us that the very weak
solar cycle 24 has finally reached its peak.

More about the solar cycle and the expected increase in use of the lower
frequency international broacast bands on short wave, a little later as
the middle of the week edition of Dxers Unlimited continues in a few
seconds after a short break for a station ID. I am Arnie Coro in Havana.

.........................

This is Radio Havana Cuba, the name of the show is Dxers Unlimited and
here is now item two ...

Cuban radio amateurs continue to exchange their experiences during
the impact of Hurrican Sandy ... the worst storm ever for the Eastern
part of the island since 1963, when Hurricane Flora hovered over the
eastern provinces for five consecutive days. Hurricane Sandy moved fast
over Cuba after making landfall, but its very powerful wind gusts looked
more like a tornado than a regular wide diameter tropical hurricane. Cuban
radio amateurs used all the available radios and antennas to pass along
vitally important weather reports, alerting about the flood stage levels
of reservoirs and the state of the dams, as well as passing along later
health and welfare traffic.

The 2 meters band was put to very good use for linking up shelters,
hospitals, power plants and rescue teams, while the 40 meters band
provided the required weather data to the national civil defense command
post in Havana, and also to the Cuban Meteorology Institute Forecast Center.

The two main problems that the radio amateurs participating in the huge
nation wide emergency communications efforts were how to keep their
stations provided with electricity, be it from batteries of any type or
from standby generators, and how to keep the antennas up when at some
locations the wind gusts exceeded the two hundred kilometers per hour
speed, with sustained speeds of around one hundred and sixty kilometers
per hour lasting for hours.

According to the most recent compilation of the amateur radio emergency
nets performance, it was quite clear than when the regular communications
lines and services failed due to excessive traffic or breakdowns that
included the damages to towers, the Santiago de Cuba, Holguin and
Guantanamo radio amateur operators kept the information moving even under
the most difficult and challenging circumstances.

In Central Cuba the huge diameter reached by Hurricane Sandy produced
extremely heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding, requiring at some
locations, very fast helicopter evacuation of people living in the areas
where the water was raising up to the roofs of some houses.

Once again the radio amateurs of Villa Clara province northern community
of EL SANTO, provided the liason with the Cuba Air Force helicopters, that
saved the lives of more than two hundred and eighty people, including a
TV newsreporting crew from the Santa Clara city TV station that became
stranded when the water level started to climb cutting all possible land
transportation from the EL SANTO community...

One alternative energy source put to very good use by the radio amateurs
that took part in the rescue efforts was obtained by removing the gel cell
accumulators found inside the computer power back up units. Those are
12 volts batteries with a usual current capacity when new of about
7 ampere hours, that proved to be quite useful for powering the hand held
two meters band FM handie talkies.

Prior to the arrival of the storm many hams charged the computer back
units to the maximum possible, and then when the AC power was off due to
the high winds that destroyed the transmission lines, they simply opened
up the back up units, removed the batteries and connected them to their
FM handie talkie transceiver... but not directly... In a very wise move
they placed a silicon power diode in series with the battery so that in
case the battery was connected with the wrong polarity no damage will be
done to the radios....

More about how to handle a communications emergency when a natural
disaster is approaching or already is happening in an upcoming special
edition of Dxers Unlimited, that I am sure will be very helpful to our
listeners that are also amateur radio operators...

Now item four:
Several well known heliophysicists, that is the fancy scientific name
for solar experts, are now very concerned with the already in progress
downward trend in solar activity, a tendency confirmed when the data
for the month of October was finally compiled and it showed a very near
fifteen percent lower average number of sunspots than the figure
registered for the month of September. The latest prediction for the
peak of solar cycle 24 has been lowered to a monthly average of 73,
much less than the also very low figure of 95 previously announced...

Since the year one thousand nine hundred and six, the Sun has not been
so quiet, and forecasters are telling us that the next three solar cycles
are going to be even worse !!! They say that this stage of extremely solar
activity will probably last for at least 30 to 40 years before the Sun
once again increases its activity ...

So draw your own conclusions and get set for the extended period of very
low solar activity by installing, if possible, antennas for the lower
frequency bands, and starting to familiarize with the most up to date weak
signal digital communications modes !!!

And now, again a reminder, our English language programs to Central
North America are now heard on 6165 kiloHertz, again 6165 kiloHertz on the
49 meters band, and we will be broadcasting a new service
on 5040 kiloHertz from 06 to 07 Hours UTC, again from Nov 7 UTC you can
pick up our one hour long English language broadcast from 06 to 07 Hours
UTC on 5040 kiloHertz, that is on the 60 meters Tropical Band.

Now before going QRT, that is ending our program, here is a short form
propagation update and forecast ... a weak Sun, showing the daily solar
flux at 2800 megaHertz down to a bit less than one hundred, indicating
fair to poor propagation during the daytime hours on the bands above
18 megaHertz.

Please send your signal reports about our new frequencies, to
<inforhc (at) enet (dot) cu>
or VIA AIR MAIL to Arnie Coro, Radio Havana Cuba, La Habana, Cuba.
(Nov 7)

CYPRUS/U.K.   7325  Very bad ECHO signal of two BBC Arabic sces to same
target NorthAfrica, 05-06 UT from Zyggi-CYP and Woofferton-UK. Not
synchronized.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

ECUADOR/GERMANY   QSL HCJB Mt. Pichincha site, 6050 kHz, sent QSL cards
for June and Dec 2011 reports in 437 and 276 days, respectively. Also
enclosed a short note apologizing for the delay. Both were for postal
reports with audio CDs and MS or $3.

The cards were sent in the same envelope with a QSL card for the 11920 kHz
Portuguese service via Germany (59 days). All three reports had been sent
to HCJB Global Voice, Casilla 17-17-691, Quito, Ecuador.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA/SAUDI ARABIA   9705-9715 kHz nest at 0536 UT Nov 8:
Eritrea on 9704.991 kHz VoBM2 program at S=8-9 signal strength, disturbed
by adjacent TRT Emirler on 9700 kHz.

Eritrea also on 9715.028 kHz.

9714.923  Saudi Arabian Riyadh local ME/NE non-dir service in Arabic on
adjacent channel, usually odd frequency.

And over all the 20 kHz width DRM digital white noise jammer originate
from ETH.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

FRENCH GUIANA   The dirty spurblobs of the last few nights are on again
after 0200 UT Nov 4 circa 5994 and 6076 kHz, but not before 0200 UT, so
now we have the timespan, 0200-0400 UT. There is no modulation readable at
all, just noise on them, each spreading some 5 kHz.

But which stations on 49m have a transmission at 0200-0400?
Surprisingly in HFCC there are only two, Oman on 6085, probably wooden,
and: NHK via GUIANA FRENCH on 5960 kHz! These spurs are approx. 34 and
116 kHz above the fundamental, so look for matches 34 and 116 kHz below
and there they are, tho not as strong and/or obscured by QRM,
circa 5926 and 5844 kHz!

Furthermore there is another in between around 5892 kHz, i.e. 68 kHz below
the fundamental (fortunately no BS from WWCR 5890 yet tonight). How about
68 kHz above 5960? That would be 6028 kHz, and with BFO and narrow filter
I can barely detect something in the sidebands of 6030 DCJC and Radio
Marti. One might expect the third order to be 3 x 34 = 112 kHz out instead
of 116, but close enough? None of these are precisely pinpointable and
subject to some variations. Remember, the first night I heard the blob it
was around a totally different frequency, 6045 = 85 kHz above 5960 kHz.

Everything is fitting together. A few weeks ago we had spurs 116 kHz away
from another GUF frequency, 9490 kHz, R. Republica in the 00-02 period, on
9606 and a match 116 kHz below on 9374 kHz. Could be to get rid of those,
they swapped transmitters, and now it's NHK which is getting the bonus
frequencies. See also NETHERLANDS [non] for possibly different spurs from
9490 vs Radio KBC. Finally I pay some attention to fundamental 5960 kHz
with NHK in Japanese, and notice it has some hum, not unusual for GUF, but
otherwise OK modulation and no clues that it would be radiating the field
of spurblobs too.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

15775 GUF, Nov 3 at 2328 UT, no signal yet, but *2329:45 carrier and 2330
keyboard music introducing special 60 th anniversary program of the Japan
SW Club, as previously publicized, via GUIANA FRENCH. Brief opening in
Japanese, the rest mostly in English. Reception is good, but considerable
fading. One band lower might have worked better to North America. First
segment recounts history of JSWC since founded in 1952 by three DXers.

From 2337 a series of interviews made by Toshi Ohtake at last May's EDXC
Conference in Germany, everyone with best wishes to JSWC on anniversary,
including:

Tibor Szilagyi of EDXC;
Dario Monferini (who also sings "happy birthday" in Italian "auguri a
voi");
David Kenny of BDXC-UK;
Mr Harald Gabler of RMRC;
Andy Schmidt of DSWCI and ADXB;
Anker Petersen of DSWCI, and a founder of EDXC at his house;
Alexander B- of St. Petersburg DX Club;
Risto Vaehaekainu of FDXA;
Max Van Arnhem of Holland, who also speaks some Dutch;
George Brown of Edinburgh.

Then three more greetings pre-recorded from: Robert Kipp, Radio Saint
Helena Revival Project; Kim Andrew Elliott, ex-Communications World, still
Research Officer at VOA; and Nicholas Hardyman, WRTH publisher. Most of
them also plugged their own activities.

Program as a whole anchored by Yukiko Tsuji, YL who also reads the JSWC DX
tips on Wavescan et al. At 2357 she wraps it up with QSL info for this
broadcast: e-QSL for reports to  <JSWCQSL @ live.jp>  or p-QSL for reports
with r.p. to P.O.Box 44, Kamakura 238-8691, Japan.

She also thanked Ludo Maes of Broadcast Belgium for brokering this
transmission. Carrier stayed on a bit past 2400 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

GERMANY   HLR tests on 6190 kHz, Nov 4 at 1125 UT, via (Schwerin) Gohren
site.

1140 UT
5930 S=5-6 Radio Rossii aus Arkhangelsk
6005 S=9+20 aus Kall Eifel
6055 S=9+45 aus Wertachtal
6070 S=9+5 bis +10 aus Rohrbach Waal
6085 S=9+15 etwas schwaecher als 6005, aus Kall Eifel
6095 S=9+45 der Spitzenreiter aus Wertachtal
6190 SSB-usb mode, S=9+20dB aus Schwerin Gohren.

6190  Hamburger Lokalradio.
Aha - 6190 kHz war anscheinend schon "in der Pipeline".
Zur ITU/HFCC/FNA-BNA Koordinierung schien dieser Eintrag von Kall-Eifel
als Request No. 3766 am 26. September 2012 auf ...

6190 0000-2400 18,19,27,28,29,37N   KLL max20kW  0=non-directional
ITU antenna type 975  daily 281012-300313 AM mode, Multi languages
D   HLR FNA 3766

moeglicherweise nur als Platzhalter der Bundesnetzagentur FNA Berlin;

danach am 11. Oktober 2012 ueber Gohren-Schwerin Location
mit Request No. 17062 registriert.

6190 kHz 0000-2400 UT to zones  18,19,27,28,29,37N   GOH max 1 kW
0=non-directional. ITU antenna type 975 daily 281012-300313 AM mode*
Multi languages  D   HLR FNA 17062

* heute aber in SSB-, eher USB mode von mir im Perseus gehoert/gesehen,
- wie bei HLR Gohren 7265 kHz im 41 mband auch.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

From October 28th, 2012, HLR continues via Goehren on 7265 kHz, Saturdays
and Wednesdays from 0500 to 1700 UT. World of Radio will keep its two
slots Saturdays at 0630 and 1630 UT. According to local times in Europe,
listeners will have to tune in one hour earlier than in the summer season.

Michael Kittner in Hamburg points out, there will be more information
regarding the schedule and possibly a new frequency in November.
(Thomas Voelkner-D, Oct 22,  <http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1243.txt>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

GERMANY   Winter B-12 of HCJB Global Voice via MBR:
1530-1630 13740*NAU 100 kW 095 deg to CeAS Russian Sat
2245-2300 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA Kulina
2300-2330  9835 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA German
2300-0045 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA Portuguese
* strong co-ch Voice of America in Kinyarawanda from 1600.

Winter B-12 schedule of Christian Science Sentinel via MBR:
1900-2000 5960 WER 100 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

GERMANY   855 / 990  DLF/DLR Berlin Britz 990 kHz off air at present.
Gerade am ATS-909 bemerkt: Aufgrund des Abrisses des 855-Turms in Berlin-
Britz (see
<https://twitter.com/i/#!/dxaktuell/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2F8H9fKU0S>

schweigt temporaer auch die 990 kHz Mittelwelle. Der Ausfall wurde bereits
vor Wochen angekuendigt. Vielleicht kann der eine oder andere dort jetzt
ja was interessantes aus der Ferne empfangen. 73 aus dem stuermischen
Norden,
(Douglas Kaehler-D, A-DX Nov 7)

GREECE   7475 // 9420, VOG music, Nov 6 at 0127 UT. There is a general
strike in Greece which may account for the missing third frequency, and
just-music, not necessarily Greek music either.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 6)

15650 heard only eastwards in Asia and Australia remote posts.
2300-0250 UT.

Free JAZZ music continously at 0650 UT Nov 6th:
 7475 S=9+25dB signal strength.
 9420 S=9+30dB powerful
11645 S=9+5dB.

Unified radio program today Nov 5/6th on all three channels, also same on
Thessaloniki program. General STRIKE in whole Greece,

no news and comment radio programs,

only broadcast pure music the whole day, (at 1900 UT 7450 9420 and 15650
kHz same progr),

no public services at all, no metro, no taxi, no railway, no flights, no
ship ferries to the isles, no air traffic controlers services a.s.o.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

ERT VoGreece Athen back on regular Greek programming, after heavy GENERAL
STRIKE and endless music program only on Nov 6/7. Mornings til 0900 UT
7475, 9420, and 11645 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

INDIA   11670  At Hadjj pilgrimage season to The Holy City of Mecca, Saudi
Arabia, AIR Urdu language service special service daily 0530-0600 UT from
Aligarh.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

ITALY   RAi Caltanissetta site. It appears that the Caltanissetta site
will now be dismantled altogether, see the reports quoted in dxld 12-42.

Pictures of the already closed SW and LW equipment:
<http://www.mediasuk.org/archive/calta.html>

More in this report, which I read in such a way that 189 und 567 kHz had
been diplexed into the 282 or 286 metres tall mast:
<http://www.it9ias.com/IT9IAS/events/26-caltanissetta-excursion-at-lw-mw-
sw-rai-transmission-center-.html>

And a nice overview in this obviously decades old picture (QSL card?):
<http://air-radiorama.blogspot.de/2012/04/rai-caltanissetta-189khz.html>
(Kai Ludwig-D, SW TXsite Nov 4)

MADAGASCAR   6135.20  R Madagasikara?

After about 6 months of being on the exact frequency, Radio Madagasikara
has again been heard on their former 6135.20 on Nov 2 at 1454 UT with pop
songs; no announcements, so it is presumably them, with nothing on 6135.00
kHz. At 1459 UT covered by strong VOA sign on from Thailand on 6140 kHz,
but I was able to confirm Madagascar transmitter went off at 1502 UT which
would be consistent for them. Signal before VOA QRM was decent. Needs more
monitoring to confirm ID, but am almost positive it was them.

Having them off frequency now should help listeners in Europe to confirm
it is them and not Sana'a (6135.0 kHz) being heard. They probably will
again be hearing a het.

Oct 21 from 1432 to about 1458 UT on 6135.00 kHz, heard what sounded like
live coverage of a sporting event in French. No ID, so call it tentative.
The signal slowly improved, but then went downhill. Bothered the whole
time with adjacent QRM. Heard at 1458 UT; seemed to go off the air about
1459 or so; by 1500 UT was not there. Needs more monitoring for a positive
ID.

Yes, recently in tuning by I have found a station on exact frequency about
1430 UT which sounded like Radio Madagasikara, but I have been spending
all my time daily monitoring Myanmar's Radio Thazin (7110), so I confess I
have not stayed tuned to 6135 kHz to confirm an ID. Will try to do so next
week. Glad to see you are able to hear them in the Netherlands again, as I
do agree you surely must be hearing them.

Have not heard Madagascar on 5010 or seen any recent reports of that
frequency being active. Think the last reports of it there were back in
July and August.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Nov 2)

6135.00  R Madagasikara, 1453:50 UT, Oct 20, carrier surfaced after co-
channel Sana'a had closed conveniently early. No definite audio, noted to
sudden 1455:45 off. Was exactly on freq so no tell-tale het while Sana'a
still on. Same station presumably heard already Oct 18 at 1501 tune-in to
1503:02 off, in the clear and with some snippets of nondescript audio. Of
course this is only tentative but from monitoring Oct 2011 to Jan 2012 I'm
fairly sure it must be them again. Ron can you hear this at all?
(Martien Groot-HOL, dxld Oct 20)

Re: 6135.20 R Madagasikara?
I guess, they have at least two different hardware units, one at rather
even x.00 kHz, and the other always odd frequency, like on former 7105 kHz
in past decade too.

One is the former 20 kW RIZ Zagreb / Siemens Vienna unit, which was used
at SFB program at Radio Bremen Germany 6190 site, and shifted to southern
Germany at SWF Rohrdorf site on 7265 kHz in mid 90ties.

And later in 2005-2006 TX donated from SWR SouthWestRundfunk Germany
Rohrdorf via Radio Netherlands Third Environmental Aid to domestic
service organization in Madgagascar.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

MALI   5995.003  RTVM Bamako in French at 0637 UT Nov 6, poor S=6, lower
modulation level, too smooth.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

MARIANA ISL{Tinian}/CHINA/USA    21450   Radio Free Asia - LOC???

URGENT - 21450 kHz RFA / IBB Tinian, Mariana Islands.

Dear Arto,
international ITU / IARU amateur radio bandwatch has a pending procedure
because of the frequency 21450 kHz of RFA Mandarin by IBB organization. On
the band limit of the 21000 to 21450 kHz in 13 mband.

The same issue we had exactly one year ago, force to move 21450 kHz of
Tinian relay away of amateur radio area

to at least 21455 kHz!  vy73 Wolfgang df5sx P11

ITU Radio Rules - see any rule break in this situation.

RR 4.5
"The frequency assigned to a station of a given service shall be separated
from the limits of the band allocated to this service in such a way that,
taking account of the frequency band assigned to a station, no harmful
interference is caused to services to which frequency bands immediately
adjoining are allocated."

... for example on 21450 or 7200 kHz border channels. (wb)
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4)

Wolfgang, Good point. IBB will move away from 21450 kHz.
73 Arto
(Arto Mujunen, IBB at US Embassy Helsinki, Nov 5; wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

Das selbe in Gruen, wie vor 12 Monaten am 23.11. / 6.12.2011 schon mal.

21450 Tinian auf den Marianen Inseln, - uebrigens keine staatliche
Sendestelle, sondern von den Amis vor einigen Jahren in ein Outsourcing-
Konstrukt heraus-organisierte Firma, die aber nur nach Anweisung aus
Washington taetig wird.

Diese Bandgrenzen Aussendung hatten wir schon mal vor einem Jahr, und nach
dem Protest bei der IBB Washington und FCC-USA war der Spuk bald vorbei.
Die nehmen das auch gerne her, um das SWRatio der Sender an den
Bandgrenzen auf den Feederleitungen und am Sender selbst zu testen
(niedrigste und hoechste Frequenz des Meterbandes).

History 2011:
Das war mal im November/December - nur sonntags, d.h. Frequenzhopping an
jedem Werktag was anderes.: Mandarin (12 hours daily)
0300-0600 11980TIN 13710TIN 15665SAI 17880TIN
1 x hopping TIN - each weekday: 21465Mon, 21480Tue, 21495Wed, 21510Thu,
21525Fri, 21555Sat, 21450Sun. <<<<<

Ask ARRL: What about a report about Radio Free Asia 21450 kHz in your ARRL
pamphlet?

RFA on 21450 kHz. I contacted the operator of RFA last week. They promised
to QSY. As far as I know, they are no longer using 21450 kHz. If anyone
hears RFA on that frequency again, please let me know.
73,
Dave Sumner, K1ZZ. ARRL

INTRUDERALERT mailing list
<http://iaru-r1.org/mailman/listinfo/intruderalert_iaru-r1.org>
Dec 6 / 13, 2011

CHINA/MARIANA ISL/USA   RFA on 21450 kHz. RFA on 21450 kc Sundays 0300-
0600 UT from KH0, coordinated 2011-11-21 with HFCC & started 2011-11-23.
That and/or reaction to it looks to be putting a fairly good signal around
R3 & bit into into R1 as can be seen from IBB (Intermod Broadcasting
Bureau/International Bad Boys/suggestions?) Monitoring.

73, ex-VR2BG/p Brett Graham
INTRUDERALERT mailing list (Dec 5, 2011)

Hallo Uli, ist halt ein Katz und Maus Spiel, meistens sind die
chinesischen CNR1 China National Radio Echo Jammer weltweit staerker
aufzunehmen, als die fundamentale RFA Tinian Aussendung.

Es duerfte ja ein Leichtes sein, die IBBs - IBad Boys in Washington 5 kHz
hoeher auf die 21455 kHz zu hebeln, dann waere fuer die IARU Monitoring
Bandwatch Service "der Kessel geflickt".

Die entsprechenden Manager sind von der IBB:
Stephen Bratcher und Duane Williams

oder bei der US-FCC Tom Lucey

oder bei IBB Bill Whitacre Washington DC oder Arto Mujunen beim europ. US
Monitoring in der US Embassy Helsinki Finnland. 73 wolfgang df5sx P11
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4, 2012)

Dear John, where is the location of the transmitter?
If we can hear the TX, we will inform our PTT.
73 de Wolf DK2OM, IARU Bandwatch monitoring Europe. (Nov 4, 2012)

I wanted to send you a copy of an e-mail I have sent our Radio Sector
Policy people here in New Zealand, with sufficient evidence, that you can
use from your end. (John Martin)

"Details: The broadcast station responsible is Radio Free Asia:
<http://www.rfa.org/english/>  US International Broadcasting or Voice of
America - broadcasting in Mandarin.

The transmissions are marred by another transmission, which attempts to
block it, albeit unsuccessfully, given the size of the main broadcast
transmitter being used.

The intrusion was first reported on 3 November 2012 by NZART commencing at
0300z until 0600z and continues today 4th November 2012.

There was a brief transmission on 4th November at 0105z and it turned off
again at 0106z. Normal transmission commenced at 0300z again today.

The broadcast has a centre frequency of 21450 kHz, A3E/AM transmission
directly intruding into the upper segment of the International allocated
primary amateur radio spectrum.

It is a very strong signal, and is seen to be spattering into the 21 MHz
amateur radio frequency primary spectrum.

It shown to be in excess of -97 dBm or 105 microvolts. My receiver noise
floor is -150 dBm in a rural location.

Equipment:
The professional receiver used is a Winradio G33DDC HF receiver, which is
calibrated within a few cycles or ppm using the WWV 10 MHz signal.

The signal meter is calibrated in accordance with international standards,
hence dBm and microvolts are shown in the screenshots.

HF radio schedules:
I have used the HFCC (hfcc.org) A12 schedules and B12 schedules
(b12allx2.zip) - B12all00.TXT

21450 0300-0600 42-44 TIN 250 304 24 216 1234567 281012 300313 D
Mandarin USA IBB IBB 7462

This is also shown in the eibispace.de HF Broadcast station listing:

<http://www.eibispace.de/dx/freq-b12.txt>

21450 0300-0600 USA Radio Free Asia M FE /MRA-t

I do have full audio samples available, and the ability to replay the
session captured on 3rd November 2012, if required."

73 de ZL1GWE
John
Monitoring System Coordinator NZART (Nov 4, 2012)

Wolf, I have already heard back from my contact at IBB. It will be fixed
in a day or two. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. 73, Dave K1ZZ.
73 de Wolf DK2OM, IARU Bandwatch monitoring Europe. (Nov 5, 2012)

MOROCCO   odd 9579.134  Radio Mediterranee Internat via Nador on Nov 8th
still on very odd channel, usually hit Africa No. ONE from Moyabi Gabon
site on adjacent 9580 even frequency during dark reception hours. But
wandered 4-5 Hertz down in last week.

News in Arabic, read by female, mostly on after "Sandy" hurricane
electricity cuts, petrol filling stations restrictions, deep U.S.
government debt because of two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan since
both Bush presidency. Real industrial production emigrated from USA to
East Asian countries like China, Taiwan, SoKorea, and Japan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

POLAND   Polish Radio External Service info

Please let me share with You the information I found on Polish language
corporate site of Polish Radio.

According to the message put on the Internet (dated 24 Oct 2012), Polish
Radio External Service opts now more for new distribution outlets than
shortwave:

<http://prsa.com.pl/artykul200301_polskie_radio_dla_zagranicy_zwieksza_zas
ieg_w_usa_i_kanadzie.aspx>

The message reads: "Within the new Polish Radio External Service framework
schedule, introduced as of 28 Oct, listeners in the USA and Canada will
find one hour programme in English prepared especialy for them, instead of
until now kept half an hour segment. The programme will reach overseas
thanks to multimedia network of World Radio Network, which distributes its
signal through newest technology, among others, through SiriusXM radio
network, which gains more and more popularity. New cars of most brands
sold on American market are now being equipped on regular basis with
SiriusXM digital receivers. Apart from the signal of Polish Radio External
Service, the SiriusXM network offers signals of such stations like BBC
World Service and CNN Radio, and reaches more than 20 million subscribers.
With relatively cheap receivers, costing around 50 USD, satellite radio
can be audible not only in cars, but also on yachts and in private
airplain, as well as in homes, obviously.

Our programme, which not so long ago has been still transmitted mainly on
shortwave, now gains lots of new listeners fascinated with newest
technologies of reception, such as satellite radio, and also mobile
applications available thanks to SiriusXM.

Profile of our listener has changed then radically - instead of a hobbyst
ham radio listener, now we have a new listener from opinion-making target
groups" - says Director of Polish Radio External Service Mr. Juliusz
Michal Maliszewski. Programmes for listeners in the USA and Canada
consists of information, economic, cultural and turist magazines. What is
important, transmission of the additional programming block has been
obtained without any costs."
(Krzysztof Rybus-POL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

RUSSIA   [ARMENIA/GERMANY/MOLDOVA/SWITZERLAND/TAJIKISTAN]

Winter B-12 schedule of Voice of Russia Moscow.
Foreign languages Service schedule B-12

UTC
language
kHz   TX location kW target area remarks

0000-0100

English
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM CeAM
 7290 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 NoAM CeAM

Russian (GR)
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus (Chechen/Russian)

Spanish
 6135 St. Petersburg 800 SoAM
 7210 Moscow 500 SoAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM
 9865 Samara 500 SoAM

0100-0200

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS
  927 Dushanbe-TJK 300 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM, CeAM
 7290 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 NoAM CeAM

Spanish
 6135 St. Petersburg 800 SoAM
 7210 Moscow 500 SoAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM
 9475 Dushanbe-TJK 500 SoAM
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM
 9865 Samara 500 SoAM

Turkish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

0200-0300

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
  927 Dushanbe-TJK 300 CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS
  972 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
 1377 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM, CeAM
 7290 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 NoAM CeAM
15630 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
17665 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
17690 Vladivostok 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN

Spanish
 6135 St. Petersburg 800 SoAM
 7210 Moscow 500 SoAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM
 9475 Dushanbe-TJK 500 SoAM
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM

Turkish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

0300-0400

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
  927 Dushanbe-TJK  300 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
  972 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS/CIS-CeAS/NE/ME
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 1377 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM, CeAM
 7290 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 NoAM CeAM
15630 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
17665 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
17690 Vladivostok 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN

Spanish
 7210 Moscow 500 SoAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM
 9475 Dushanbe-TJK 500 SoAM
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM

Turkish
 1350 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

0400-0500

English
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 9830 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
15630 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN

Spanish
 7210 Moscow 7210 500 SoAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM
 9765 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM

Turkish
 1350 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

0500-0600

Chechen
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus

English
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 9830 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN
15630 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN

Kurdish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

0600-0700

English
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
11635 DRM ch#1 Moscow 40 EUR
21800 Irkutsk 250 AUS/NZL/PAC
21820 Novosibirsk 250 AUS/NZL/PAC

0700-0800

English
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
11635 DRM ch#1 Moscow 40 EUR
15745 Dushanbe 500 AS
21800 Irkutsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC
21820 Novosibirsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC

0800-0900

English
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
11635 DRM ch#1 Moscow 40 EUR, Baltics
15745 Dushanbe 500 AS
21800 Irkutsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC
21820 Novosibirsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC

0900-1000

German
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9720 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 120 EUR
11635 DRM ch#1 Moscow 40 EUR, Baltics

English
 7205 Chita 500 AS/SoEaAS
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
15745 Dushanbe 500 AS
21800 Irkutsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC
21820 Novosibirsk 250 AS/AUS/NZL/PAC

1000-1100

Chinese
  648 Ussuriisk 500 AS/FE
 5900 Vladivostok 100 AS/FE
 7305 Irkutsk 250 AS/FE

English
 7205 Chita 250 AS/SoEaAS
 7260 Vladivostok 500 CeAS/SoAS
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
11680 Chita 500 AS/SoEaAS
15745 Dushanbe 500 AS

German
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR

1100-1200

Chinese
  648 Ussuriisk 500 AS/FE
 5900 Vladivostok 100 AS/FE
 7305 Irkutsk 250 AS/FE

English
 7205 Chita 500 AS/SoEaAS
 7260 Vladivostok 500 AS/SoEaAS
 9560 Novosibirsk 250 AS/SoEaAS
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
11640 DRM ch#1 Irkutsk 15 AS
11680 Chita 500 AS
15740 Samara 250 AS

German
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
  630 Braunschweig Germany 100 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 250 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 1000 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 250 EUR
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR

1200-1300

Chechen
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus

Chinese
  648 Ussuriisk 500 AS/FE
  801 Chita 600 AS/FE
 1080 Irkutsk 500 AS/FE
 5900 Vladivostok 100 AS/FE
 7305 Irkutsk 250 AS/FE

English
  972 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5885 Dushanbe-TJK 100 AS
 9560 Irkutsk 250 AS/SoEaAS
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
12075 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS

Japanese
  720 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 1000 AS/FE
 5980 Irkutsk 250 AS/FE
 6110 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 AS/FE

Pashto
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME/CIS
15470 Samara 250 NE/ME/CIS

Vietnamese
{ 603 Dongfang Hainan Isl-CHN 600kW, CHN exchange delete in B-12}
 7205 Chita 250 AS/SoEaAS
 7260 Vladivostok 500 AS/SoEaAS

1300-1330

Mongolian
  801 Chita 600 AS
 1080 Irkutsk 500 AS
 5900 Vladivostok 100 AS/FE

1300-1400

Chinese
  648 Ussuriisk 500 AS
 7305 Irkutsk 250 AS

English
  972 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS* also Hindi ?
      rather 927 kHz at 300 kW level ?
 7205 Chita 250 AS/SoEaAS
 7260 Vladivostok 500 AS/SoEaAS
 9625 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9560 Irkutsk 250 AS/SoEaAS
12075 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS

Hindi
  972 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS, CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS* also En ?
 5885 Dushanbe-TJK 100 AS
 5995 Chita 500 AS
 7315 DRM ch#2 Irkutsk 15 AS

Japanese
  720 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 1000 AS/FE
 5980 Irkutsk 250 AS/FE
 6110 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 AS/FE

Pashto
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME/CIS
15470 Samara 250 NE/ME/CIS

Turkish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 1350 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

1330-1400

Mongolian
  801 Chita 600 AS
 1080 Irkutsk 500 AS
 5900 Vladivostok 100 AS

1400-1500

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 AS, CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK  100 AS, CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS
 7260 Vladivostok 500 AS/SoEaAS
12075 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS
13790 Samara 250 AS, CIS-CeAS, NE/ME/CIS

Turkish
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 1350 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 6005 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 NE/ME
11895 St. Petersburg 200 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
11915 Moscow 250 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

Urdu
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS
  927 Dushanbe-TJK 300 AS
 5885 Dushanbe-TJK 100 AS
 5900 Samara 250 AS
 5995 Chita 500 AS
 7315 DRM ch#2 Irkutsk 15 AS

1500-1600

English
  927 Dushanbe-TJK 300 AS, NE/ME
 1251 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS, NE/ME
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 AS, NE/ME
 9735 Moscow 500 NE/ME
{9660 Xian-CHN 150 SoEaAS. CHN exchange delete in B-12}
 9880 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 AS
11985 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS

German
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 7220 Samara 250 EUR

Hindi
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS
 5885 Dushanbe-TJK 100 AS
 5955 Novosibirsk 250 AS
 7315 DRM ch#2 Irkutsk 15 AS

Kurdish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 5945 Novosibirsk 250 AS, NE/ME/CIS
11830 St. Petersburg 200 NE/ME/CIS

Persian
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1377 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 6015 St. Petersburg 400 ME
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 ME
 7205 St. Petersburg 400 ME

Serbian
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 7340 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 60 EUR
 9480 Moscow 250 EUR

Turkish
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
 6005 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 ME
11895 St. Petersburg 200 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus
11915 Moscow 250 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

1600-1700

Arabian
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5945 Novosibirsk 250 AS, AF, NE/ME
 6005 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 AF, NE/ME
 9340 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AF, NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 9825 St. Petersburg 200 NoWeAF

English
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CeAS, NE/ME
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 CeAS, NE/ME
 5885 Dushanbe-TJK 100 CeAS, NE/ME/AS
 5955 Novosibirsk 250 AS
 9735 Moscow 500 NE/ME/AF
 9880 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 AS/SoEaAS

French
 6130 Moscow 200 EUR
 7295 Chita 500 AF
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR
 9405 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 AF
11655 Moscow 250 EUR, AF
11985 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 AF

German
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 7220 Samara 250 EUR

Persian
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1377 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 6015 St. Petersburg 400 ME
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 ME
 7205 St. Petersburg 400 ME

Serbian
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 7340 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 60 EUR
 9480 Moscow 250 EUR

1700-1800

Arabian
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5920 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 AF, NE/ME
 6015 St. Petersburg 400 NE/ME
 9340 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AF, NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 9825 St. Petersburg 200 NoWeAF

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME/CIS
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS/NE/ME/CIS
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 CeAS, NE/ME
 7240 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 CeAS/AS
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR
 9735 Moscow 500 EUR
 9735 Moscow 250 AF, NE/ME
 9880 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 CeAS/AS

French
 6130 Moscow 200 EUR
 7295 Chita 500 AF
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR
 9400 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 AF
11655 Moscow 250 EUR, AF
11985 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 AF
12060 Moscow 250 EUR, AF

German
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 7310 Samara 250 EUR

Italian
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
 6145 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9480 Moscow 250 EUR
 9715 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 EUR

Polish
  693 Oranienburg Germany 250 EUR
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR
 7220 Samara 250 EUR

1800-1900

Arabian
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5920 Armavir Tbilisskaya 100 NE/ME
 5975 Novosibirsk 250 AF, NE/ME
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME
 9340 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AF, NE/ME
 9825 St. Petersburg 200 NoWeAF

English
  648 Dushanbe-TJK 1000 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
  801 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
  927 Dushanbe-TJK 300 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 4950 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR
 9735 Moscow 500 EUR
 9735 Moscow 250 AF, NE/ME
11985 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 AF/NE/ME/CIS

French
 6130 Moscow 200 EUR, AF
 6145 DRM ch#1 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9400 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 AF
11655 Moscow 250 EUR, AF
12060 Moscow 250 EUR, AF

German
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 7310 Samara 250 EUR

1900-2000

Arabian
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5975 Novosibirsk 250 AF, ME
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME
 9340 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AF, NE/ME
 9825 St. Petersburg 200 NoWeAF

English
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR

French
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 6130 Moscow 200 EUR
 9400 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 AF
11655 Moscow 250 EUR, AF
12060 Moscow 250 EUR, AF

2000-2100

Arabian
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 5975 Novosibirsk 250 AF, ME
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 NE/ME
 9340 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AF, NE/ME

Chechen
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus

English
 7330 Moscow 250 EUR

French
  558 Mt.Ceneri Cima di Dentro SUI 200 EUR
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 1000 EUR
 6130 Moscow 200 EUR
 9400 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 AF
11655 Moscow 250 EUR, AF
12060 Moscow 250 EUR, AF

Spanish
 5940 Samara 250 EUR
 6090 Armavir Tbilisskaya 200 EUR
 6120 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 120 EUR

2000-2130

Serbian
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 6030 Samara 250 EUR

2100-2200

English
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, AF

Portuguese
 6090 Armavir Tbilisskaya 200 EUR
 6120 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 120 EUR

2100-2230
Turkish
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 TUR/CYP/NE/ME/CIS/Caucasus

2130-2230

Italian
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR

2200-2300

English
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM, CeAM, EUR
11830 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 Western NoAM, ALS, CAN

Portuguese
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM

2300-2400

English
 7250 Armavir Tbilisskaya 500 NoAM, CeAM, EUR
 7290 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 NoAM, CeAM, EUR

Portuguese
 9750 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 SoAM
 9865 Samara 250 SoAM

Voice of Russia Moscow, all languages excluding Russian:
<http://dxing.ru/component/dxbase/?section=voral>

in B-11
<http://www.dxing.ru/index.php?option=com_dxbase&Itemid=117&section=voral&x=1&s=B11&d=>

Voice of Russia Moscow, Russian sce
<http://dxing.ru/component/dxbase/?section=vorws>

in B-11
<http://dxing.ru/index.php?option=com_dxbase&Itemid=117&section=vorws&x=1&
s=B11&d>

DRM transmissions are still there, but at least 60% are reduced hours.

As it has some changes over all the previous years.

MW 1170 kHz BLR is no longer used. As a replacement, so Bolshakovo 1215
kHz and Krasnodar 1170 kHz attempts to cover.

AFG Pashto service slightly increased.

Caucasus target. The MW 1314 kHz 1000 kW in Turkish is very extensively in
use, even in direction of AZE, and Azeri nationals in NoAZE, SoAZE Iran,
Kurdish people areas in IRN, IRQ, Eastern Turkey and Syria, etc.

4950 kHz The correct registration request 4780 kHz in DXing.RUS table and
HFCC (shielded the Djiboutis by the U.S. IBB) because co-channel Djibouti
was used from the beginning as 4950 kHz as a substitute from Yangi Yul
Dushanbe TJK site.

Broadcasting time exchange between CRI and VoRUS ended Oct 27, 2012. The
decades of airtime exchange between CRI Peking and Radio Moscow-USSR /
VoRussia with transmission facilities in Xian and DongFang Island towards
Vietnam was discontinued now in B-12.

In high suns spots maximum now Canada and USA target are served from the
Far Eastern facilities Vladivostok and Kamchatka peninsula, they at 60
degrees azimuth at 6000 to 9000 km over Alaska, Western Canada, and meets
at Oregon / California coastline onto U.S. ... down to Cuba, Florida,
Panama, Colombia.

The North Koreans do that for much longer....  (wb.)
(Voice of Russia website, transformed from dxbase to txt file format and
adapted by wb to wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Nov 7)

RUSSIA   [ARMENIA/GERMANY/LITHUANIA/MOLDOVA/TAJIKISTAN]

Winter B-12 schedule of Voice of Russia Moscow.
Russian language service schedule in B-12.

UTC
language - program
kHz   TX location kW target area remarks

0000-0100
Russian (GR)
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus (Chechen/Russian)
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 7260 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 CeAM SoAM

0100-0200
Russian (GR)
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 7225 Samara 250 NE/ME, Caucasus
 7260 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 CeAM SoAM

0200-0300
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 7225 Samara 250 NE/ME, Caucasus
 7260 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 CeAM, SoAM
12070 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

0300-0400
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
12070 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

0400-0500
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 EUR, UKR/MDA
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
12070 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

0500-0600
Russian (GR)
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 EUR, UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 9680 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR, MDA
12070 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

0600-0700
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 9680 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus

0700-0800
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 EUR, UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR

0800-0900
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 EUR, UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR

0900-1000
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS

1000-1100
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS

1100-1200
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM  500 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS

1200-1300
Russian (GR)
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 UKR/MDA
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CIS/Caucasus, NE/ME
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 CIS-CeAS
 5945 Novosibirsk 250 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 9455 Irkutsk 250 CeAS, AUS/NZL/PAC
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9840 Moscow 250 CeAS, CIS-CeAS, AUS/NZL/PAC
11915 Moscow 250 EUR, NE/ME, Belarus, UKR/MDA

1300-1400
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 5945 Novosibirsk 250 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 9455 Irkutsk 250 CeAS, AUS/NZL/PAC
 9625 DRM ch#2 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 15 EUR
 9840 Moscow 250 CeAS, CIS, AUS/NZL/PAC
11915 Moscow 250 EUR, NE/ME, Belarus, UKR/MDA
12055 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

1400-1500
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  612 Vilnius-LTU 50 Baltics
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 EUR, UKR/MDA
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME, CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 5945 Novosibirsk 250 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS, Caucasus
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 CIS-CeAS
11830 St.Petersburg 200 EUR, CIS, ME, UKR/MDA, Caucasus
12055 Moscow 250 NE/ME, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
12055 Moscow 250 CIS-CeAS

1500-1600
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  621 Grigoriopol-MDA 150 UKR/MDA
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1026 Novosibirsk 500 CIS-CeAS
 1089 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus, UKR/MDA
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS, NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 5900 Samara 250 CeAS, NE/ME, CIS
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 6140 Moscow 200 EUR, CIS, NE/ME, UKR/MDA, Caucasus
 9480 Moscow 250 EUR
 9865 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
17500 Moscow 500 NE/ME

1600-1700
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1026 Novosibirsk 500 CIS-CeAS
 1089 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus, UKR/MDA
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME/CIS
 1215 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 1200 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 AS, NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 5900 Samara 250 CeAS, NE/ME, CIS
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 7230 Moscow 250 EUR
 7240 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 250 CeAS/AS
 9865 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
11830 St.Petersburg 200 NE/ME, Caucasus

1700-1800
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1026 Novosibirsk 500 CIS-CeAS
 1089 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus, UKR/MDA
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 Caucasus
 1494 St.Petersburg 600 Baltics, EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 1000 UKR/MDA
 1548 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 6235 Dushanbe-TJK 100 CIS-CeAS
 7230 Moscow 250 EUR

1800-1900
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1026 Novosibirsk 500 CIS-CeAS
 1089 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME, UKR/MDA, CIS/Caucasus
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR, Baltics
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME/CIS
 1215 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 1200 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME, Caucasus
 1413 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1494 St.Petersburg 600 EUR, Baltics
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 5995 Irkutsk 250 ME, EUR, CIS-CeAS, UKR/MDA, Caucasus
 7230 Moscow 250 EUR

1900-2000
Russian (GR)
  171 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 CIS/Caucasus
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1089 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME, UKR/MDA, CIS/Caucasus
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1215 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 1200 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 NE/ME, Caucasus
 1413 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 5940 Samara 250 EUR, CIS, UKR/MDA, Baltics, Belarus
 5995 Irkutsk 250 ME, EUR, CIS-CeAS, UKR/MDA, Caucasus
 7250 Moscow 250 EUR
11985 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME

2000-2100
Russian (GR)
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
 1143 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 150 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME/CIS
 1215 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 1200 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 7250 Moscow 250 EUR

2100-2200
Russian (GR)
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1170 Armavir Tbilisskaya 1200 NE/ME/CIS
 1215 Kaliningrad Bolshakovo 1200 EUR, Baltics, Belarus
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1323 Wachenbrunn Germany 500 EUR
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS

2200-2300
Russian (GR)
  630 Braunschweig Germany 50 EUR
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
  693 Oranienburg Germany 125 EUR
  999 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 EUR, UKR/MDA
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus
 1431 Dresden Germany 125 EUR
 1503 Dushanbe-TJK 500 NE/ME, CIS-CeAS
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM, SoAM

2300-2400
Russian (GR)
  657 Grozniy 50 Caucasus
 1314 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 1000 Caucasus/NE/ME/CIS
 1395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 NE/ME, CIS/Caucasus
 7260 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 CeAM
 9395 Yerevan Gavar-ARM 500 CeAM, SoAM

Voice of Russia Moscow, all languages excluding Russian:
<http://dxing.ru/component/dxbase/?section=voral>

in B-11
<http://www.dxing.ru/index.php?option=com_dxbase&Itemid=117&section=voral&
x=1&s=B11&d=>

Voice of Russia Moscow, Russian sce
<http://dxing.ru/component/dxbase/?section=vorws>

in B-11
<http://dxing.ru/index.php?option=com_dxbase&Itemid=117&section=vorws&x=1&
s=B11&d>

Relay of 1170 kHz at Mogilev-BLR 700 kW at 18-22 UT ceased now.

(Voice of Russia website, transformed from dxbase to txt file format and
adapted by wb to wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Nov 7)

RUSSIA   "VOICE OF RUSSIA"  Broadcasting in the Russian language
on 28 Oct 2012 - 30 March 2013

For Moscow and Moscow region
1900-2000  612
2100-2200  612

For Central and South America
0000-0100  7260
0100-0200  7260
0200-0300  7260
2200-2300  9395
2300-2400  9395  7260

For Europe
0400-0500  1548
0500-0600  9680  1548  1431  693  630
0600-0700  9680  1431   693  630
0700-0800  1431   693   630
0800-0900  9625DRM  1431   693  630
1200-1300  9625DRM  1431  1323  693  630
1300-1400  9625DRM  1431  1323  693  630
1400-1500  5940  1548  1431  1323   999  693  630
1500-1600  9865  7230  5990  1143   999
1700-1800  7230  5940  1494  1413  1143  999
1900-2000  7230  5940  1431  1413  1143  593  630
2000-2100  7250  1431  1143   693   630
2100-2200  1431  1323   999   693   630
2200-2300  1431   999   693   630

For The Baltic States
0500-0600  9680
0600-0700  9680
1400-1500  5940
1500-1600  5940  1143
1600-1700  5940  1215  1143
1700-1800  5940  1494  1215
1800-1900  5940  1494  1215  1143
1900-2000  5940  1215  1143
2000-2100  1143  1215
2100-2200  1215

For Ukraine  Moldova and Belarus
0400-0500  1548  621
0500-0600  9680  1548  999  621
0600-0700  9680  1548  999  621
0700-0800  1548   999  621
0800-0900   999  621
0900-1000   999  621
1000-1100   999  621
1100-1200   999  621
1200-1300   999  621
1300-1400   999  621
1400-1500 11830  5940  1548  999  621
1500-1600  5940  1089   999  621
1600-1700  5940  1089   999
1700-1800  5940  1089   999
1800-1900  5995  5940  1413  1089  999
1900-2000  5995  5940  1413  1089
2100-2200   999
2200-2300   999

For the Caucasus (CIS)
0000-0100  1395
0100-0200  1395
0200-0300  1395
0300-0400  1395
0400-0500  1395
0500-0600  1395
0600-0700  1395
0700-0800  1395
0800-0900  1395
0900-1000  1395
1000-1100  1395
1100-1200  1395
1200-1300  11915  1395
1300-1400  11915  1395
1400-1500  11830  1395
1500-1600   1395  1089
1600-1700  11830  1395  1089
1700-1800   1395  1089
1800-1900   5995  1395  1089
1900-2000   5995  1395  1089
2000-2100   1395
2100-2200   1395
2200-2300   1395
2300-2400   1395

For the Near and Middle East
0000-0100   1503
0100-0200   7225  1503  1395
0200-0300   7225  1503  1395
0300-0400   1395
0400-0500   1395
1200-1300  11915  5945
1300-1400  11915  5945
1400-1500  17500 11830  6235  5945  1503  1395
1500-1600  17500  5900  1503  1395  1089
1600-1700  11830  5900  1503  1395  1170  1089
1700-1800   6235  1503  1395  1170  1089
1800-1900   5995  1503  1395  1170  1089
1900-2000  11985  5995  1503  1395  1170  1089
2000-2100   1503  1395  1170
2100-2200   1503  1395  1170
2200-2300   1503  1395
2300-2400   1395

For Asia
1200-1300   9840  9455
1300-1400  12055  9840  9455
1400-1500  12055
1500-1600   5900
1600-1700   7240  5900

For Central Asia
0000-0100   1503
0100-0200   1503
0200-0300  12070  1503
0300-0400  12070  1503
0400-0500  12070  1503
0500-0600  12070  1503
0600-0700   1503
0700-0800   1503
0800-0900   1503
0900-1000   1503
1000-1100   1503
1100-1200   1503
1200-1300   9840  9545  1503
1300-1400  12055  9840  9545  1503
1400-1500  12055  5945  1503
1500-1600   5900  1026  1503
1600-1700   5900  1026  1503
1700-1800   1026  1503
1800-1900   5900  1026  1503
1900-2000   5900  1503
2000-2100   1503
2100-2200   1503
2200-2300   1503

For South-East Asia
1200-1300   9840  9455
1300-1400  12055  9840  9455
1400-1500  12055
1600-1700   7240

For Australia and New Zealand
1200-1300   9840  9455
1300-1400   9840  9455
<http://rus.ruvr.ru/rusradio.html>
(Editor, RUSdx Nov 4)

Voice of Russia

In today's issue of "Radiopanorama" (3 Nov 2012, WRN, 738 kHz Moscow)
Vadim Alekseev informed about the plans "Voice of Russia" to reduce the
broadcasting of the Russian service of the SW from January 1 to 80%. In
respect of the medium wave of such plans yet.
(Alexander Diadischev-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx Nov 4)

VOICE OF RUSSIA - STIMME RUSSLANDS. DEUTSCHSPRACHIGES PROGRAMM.

Wellen und Frequenzen Herbst/Winter 2012/2013
28.10.12 - 30.03.13
0900-1000  11635DRM  9720  9625DRM  1431  1323  693  630
1000-1100   9625DRM  1431  1323  693  630  558 (bis 31.12.12)
1100-1200   9625DRM  1431  1323  693  630  558 (bis 31.12.12)
1500-1600   7220  1431 ausser donnerst., 1323 693 ausser donnerst.,
             630 ausser donnerst., 558 (bis 31.12.12)
1600-1700   7220  1431  1323  693  630  558 (bis 31.12.12)
1700-1800   7310  1431  1323  630
1800-1900   7310  1431  1323  693  630  558 (bis 31.12.12)
<http://german.ruvr.ru/frequenzen/>
(Editor, RUSdx Nov 4)

RUSSIA   "The Voice of Mongolia" in Russian in the winter season
0138-0152 UT  Monday, Sunday:
 657 kHz  Grozny, 50 kW, Caucasus
1395 kHz  Gavar (Armenia), 500 kW, the Caucasus
          and the Near and Middle East
1503 kHz  Orzu (Tajikistan), 500 kW, Central Asia, Near and Middle East
7225 kHz  Samara, 250 kW, 188 degrees, Near and Middle East
7260 kHz  Grigoriopol (Prednestrovie), 500 kW, 296 degrees,
          to Central and South America

P.S. If anybody wants to resume broadcasting VOM Russian with the
territory of Mongolia, I advise you to write them a letter with these
wishes, referring to the extremely inconvenient time and frequency
(intended not in Eastern Europe, Siberia and etc.). The main thing to
bring to the they thought that with the current schedule of them hardly
anyone listens to, did what on the Internet.
(Alexander Diadischev-UKR, "denebradiodx" RUSdx Nov 4)

RUSSIA   QSL Voice of Russia Arabic Service 12060 kHz via St Petersburg,
sent attractive F/D QSL card, sticker, calendars, & pennant in 50 days for
report with audio CD and IRC mailed to
Mikhail Timofeev, Saint Petersburg Regional Centre, 3 Akademika Pavlova
St, Saint Petersburg 197022, Russia.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

SOUTH AFRICA   B-12 of RTÉ Radio One via Babcock:
1930-2030 5820 MEY 100 kW non-dir to SoAF English.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

SPAIN   1413  RNE Jaen QSL.
RNE Jaen hat 22 Tage nach e-mail f/up einen RR ueber das werktags von
0900-0915 hrs ausgestrahlte Lokalprogramm bestaetigt. Es kamen ein
freundliches e-mail und 2 Tage spaeter die ppc nebst diversen RNE
Aufklebern.

Der Empfang war nicht ganz einfach, da auf der QRG zumeist RNE Girona
dominiert. Hoermonat war Februar.

Auch die Senderkoordinaten wurden angegeben:
37 47 42 N  03 46 22 E
412 m ueber dem Meeresspiegel, Leistung: 10 kW.

Adresse:

RNE Jaen
Avda. de Granada, 57,1 degr
23001 Jaen
ESPANA
(Ewald Glantschnig-SUI, A-DX Sept)

SRI LANKA   IBB Transmitting Station (VOA 12075 kHz) sent nice F/D QSL
card in 113 days. The report was mailed to the P.O. Box listed in WRTH,
but the return address on the envelope was c/o the U.S. Embassy, 210,
Galle Road, Colombo 3.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

SUDAN   Winter B-12 schedule of Radio Omdurman Sudan:
0200-0405 7200 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic
1500-1600 7200 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic
1906-2200 7200 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic

Winter B-12 schedule of Voice of Sudan External Service:
0406-0700 9505 ALF 100 kW non-dir to ECAF Arabic/French/Swahili
1600-1905 9505*ALF 100 kW non-dir to ECAF Arabic/French/Swahili
* totally blocked by BBC WS til 1830 UT and QRM from TWR Manzini 9500 kHz
next adjacent channel.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

9504.995  Radio Omdurman this morning Nov 8 at 0527 UT. S=9+25dB,
surprisingly strong. S=7-8 but only SMOOTH modulation, not just 'gripping'
audio type.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

SWAZILAND/RWANDA/SOUTH AFRICA/UAE
ZA: end of TWR Broadcasts from Meyerton, South Africa.

TWR Broadcasts from Johannesburg Cease Airing.

TWR's shortwave broadcasts from Johannesburg, South Africa, have ceased
transmission effective October 27, 2012. Following an unexpected cost
increase by the local signal distribution service provider, TWR decided to
relocate broadcasts off the Johannesburg transmitting site to Swaziland
and elsewhere.

TWR Johannesburg began broadcasting programs on December 4, 1994.

"We thank God for the many years of reaching millions of people across
Africa from Johannesburg," says TWR Africa International Director Dr.
Emmanuel D. Mbennah. "The good news for us is that the programs will
continue, as this is only a change of the platform and not a reduction of
the ministry. We continue to pray that the listeners will quickly adjust
to the new schedule and frequencies and that the programs will continue to
spiritually benefit them."

TWR headquarters
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

TRANS WORLD RADIO - MANZINI, SWAZILAND
BROADCAST SCHEDULE B-12 28th October 2012 to 30th March 2013

TIME/UTC  DAY     LANGUAGE    FREQ  PWR  ANT  AZI  Target Zone
          MTWTFSS
0255-0325 12345   Ndebele     3200   50    8    3  Zimbabwe
0255-0310      6  Ndebele     3200   50    8    3  Zimbabwe
0255-0325       7 English     3200   50    8    3  Zimbabwe
0255-0325 1234567 Shona       3240   50    6    3  Zimbabwe
0325-0340 1234567 Ndau        3240   50    6    3  Zimbabwe
0325-0340 1234567 Ndau        3240   50    6    3  Zimbabwe
0330-0345   34    Sidamo      9525    2  250    5  Ethiopia
0330-0345 1   5 7 Amharic     9525    2  250    5  Ethiopia
0330-0345  2      Oromo       9525    2  250    5  Ethiopia
0342-0357 1234567 Lomwe       4775   50    8    3  Mozambique
0400-0430 12345   German      3200   50    9  233  South Africa
0400-0500      67 German      3200   50    9  233  South Africa
0400-0430 12345   German      4775   50    4  233  South Africa
0400-0500      67 German      4775   50    4  233  South Africa
0400-0445      67 Chewa       5995  100   11    5  Malawi
0430-0500 12345   English     3200   50    9  233  South Africa
0430-0800 12345   English     3200   50    4  233  Southern Africa
0501-0800      67 English     3200   50    4  233  Southern Africa
0502-0800 1234567 English     6120   50    4  233  Southern Africa
0500-0800 1234567 English     9500  100   11    5  Central Africa
1400-1415 1234567 Urdu       15360  100  103   43  Pakistan
1355-1425      6  Makhuwa     7315   50   11    5  Mozambique
1355-1425       7 Portuguese  7315   50   11    5  Mozambique
1425-1455 1234567 Portuguese  7315   50   11    5  Mozambique
1455-1510 1234567 Makua       7315   50   11    5  N Mozambique
1510-1555 1234567 Lomwe       7315   50   11    5  N Mozambique
1455-1525 12345   Malagasy    9585  100    3   64  Madagascar
1440-1525      67 French      9585  100    3   64  Madagascar
1425-1455 1234567 English     6025  100    6    3  Zimbabwe
1455-1525 1234567 Shona       6025  100    6    3  Zimbabwe
1525-1555 12345   Ndebele     6025  100    6    3  Zimbabwe
1525-1555      67 English     6025  100    6    3  Zimbabwe
1555-1625 1234567 Shona       6025  100    6    3  Zimbabwe
1630-1700 1234567 Zulu        1170   50   MW   ND  Swaziland
1700-2105 1234567 English     1170   50   MW   ND  Southern Africa
1545-1615       7 Shangaan    4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1600-1630 12345   Tshwa       4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1600-1630      6  Shangaan    4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1615-1645       7 Tshwa       4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1630-1645 1  4    Portuguese  4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1630-1645  23 56  Shangaan    4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1645-1759 1234567 Ndau        4760   50    6    3  S Mozambique
1557-1627 12345   KiRundi    15105  100  10B   13  Burundi
1630-1645 12      Amharic     9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1630-1700   34    Oromo       9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1645-1700 12    7 Oromo       9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1630-1645     56  Kambaata    9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1645-1700     56  Hadiya      9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1700-1730 123456  Amharic     9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1700-1715       7 Amharic     9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1715-1745       7 Oromo       9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1730-1800 12345   Oromo       9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1730-1800      6  Amharic     9500  100  10B   13  Ethiopia
1800-1900 1234567 English     9500  100  10B   13  East Africa
1700-1745 1234567 Swahili     9475  100   11    5  East Africa
1745-1815      67 Swahili     9475  100   11    5  East Africa
1700-2000 1234567 English     3200   50    9  233  South Africa
1700-2030      67 English     3200   50    9  233  South Africa
1750-1820 12345   Umbunbu     6130  100    1  312  Angola
1820-1835 1234567 Chokwe      6130  100    1  312  Angola
1835-1850 1234567 Umbundu     6130  100    1  312  Angola
1850-1905 1       Luvale      6130  100    1  312  Angola
1850-1905  2345 7 KiKongo     6130  100    1  312  Angola
1850-1905      6  Portuguese  6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920 12      Portuguese  6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920   3     Luchazi     6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920    4    Luvale      6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920     5   Fiote       6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920      6  Lunyaneka   6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1920       7 Kuanyama    6130  100    1  312  Angola
1920-1950 1234567 Portuguese  6130  100    1  312  Angola
1950-2005 1234567 Kimbundu    6130  100    1  312  Angola
1905-1935 1234567 Lingala     9940  100  101  343  D R Congo
1935-1950 1234567 French      9940  100  101  343  D R Congo
1950-2020      6  French      9940  100  101  343  D R Congo

Explanation:
DAY   is the day of the broadcast 1 is Monday etc. & 7 is Sunday
FREQ  is the frequency in kilohertz
MB    is the metreband
PWR   is the power of the transmitter in kilowatts
AZI   is the direction of the antenna

Local times are:
Kenya       UTC+3       Ethiopia    UTC+3       Somalia     UTC+3
Tanzania    UTC+3       Sudan       UTC+2       Mozambique  UTC+2
Angola      UTC+1       Zimbabwe    UTC+2       DRC         UTC+1

Notes:
The following changes on our schedule:
Terminating:
Frequency changes:
Morning English changes from 06h00 to 05h00 UTC.
Evening broadcast to Southern Mozambique changes from 3200 to 4670 kHz.
Evening broadcast to Zimbabwe changes from 4760 to 6025 kHz.

TIME/UTC   DAY      LANGUAGE   FREQU  Site kW  AZI  Reception
           MTWTFSS                                  Area
1300-1315     4567  Afar       13660  KIG  250  30  Ethiopia
1630-1657  12345    Somali     11635  KIG  250 000  Kenya/Somali
1630-1645        7  Somali     11635  KIG  250 000  Kenya/Somali
1800-1830        7  Kunama      5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1800-1830       6   Tigre       5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1800-1815  1234     Tigrinya    5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1815-1845  12345    Tigrinya    5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1830-1845        7  Amharic     5965  UAE  250 225  Ethiopia

Explanation:
DAY   is the day of the broadcast 1 is Sunday etc. & 7 is Saturday
FREQU is the frequency in kilohertz
PWR   is the power of the transmitter in kilowatts
AZI   is the direction of the antenna

Local times are:
Kenya       UTC+3       Ethiopia    UTC+3       Eritrea     UTC+3
Chad        UTC+1       Somalia     UTC+3       Tanzania    UTC+3
Nigeria     UTC+1       Sudan       UTC+2       Ghana       UTC+0
Liberia     UTC+0       Cameroon    UTC+1

{not yet confirmed, still need to monitor, wb.}
TIME/UTC   DAY      LANGUAGE   FREQU  Site kW  AZI  Reception
           MTWTFSS                                  Area
1730-1800       6   Amharic     9775* UAE  250 230  Ethiopia
{* probably, not confirmed.  ex 9865  UAE in A-12, wb.}

1800-1830        7  Kunama      5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1800-1830       6   Tigre       5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1800-1815  12345    Tigrinya    5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1815-1845  12345    Tigrinya    5965  UAE  250 225  Eritrea
1830-1845        7  Amharic     5965  UAE  250 225  Ethiopia
{in A-12 6120 kHz, but now replaced by 5965 kHz like in B-11 ?, wb.}

(DXsasia - This group specialises exclusively on Broadcasting
in South Asia. Moderators : Jose Jacob-IND VU2JOS
& Alokesh Gupta, VU3BSE, DXsasia, Nov 1, 2012)

TAIWAN   Sound of Hope 9450 kHz, sent QSL card and stickers in 50 days. I
initially sent an email report with an MP3 file to
<info (a) sohnetwork (dot) com>
and then a postal report with audio CD to Sound of Hope International, 6-
4, Lane 84, GuoTai Street, North District, Taichung 404, Taiwan. I don't
know which one resulted in the reply.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, hcdx Nov 4)

UKRAINE   MEDIUM WAVE BROADCASTING IN UKRAINE. Last updated: Nov 6, 2012
Hi all, Here is an updated schedule of medium wave broadcasting in
Ukraine. Although most of added transmissions had actually been relaunched
back on May 15, it took some time to monitor all those frequencies.
Besides, I didn't expect them to last for months.

Freq              TX location      Region of          Power   Time
kHz  Station      TX coordinates   Ukraine            kW      UT

 549 UR-2 Promin  Brovary          Kyiv                75(?)  0400-2200
                  50 30 08.47 N  30 48 52.25 E
                  Krasne           Lviv                75
                  49 54 12.84 N  24 41 15.30 E  diplexed? wb.
                  Luch             Mykolaiv           550
                  46 48 47.50 N  32 12 13.02 E

 657 UR-3 Kultura Chernivtsi       Chernivtsi          25     0400-1800
                  48 16 19.56 N  25 53 24.77 E                1900-2000
                                                              2100-2200
                                                              2225-2300

 657 Radio Ukraine International   Chernivtsi          25     1800-1900
     (Romanian Service)  48 16 19.56 N  25 53 24.77 E         2000-2100
                                                              2200-2225

 711 UR1 + Donetske Oblasne Radio  Dokuchaevsk Donetsk 40     0330-2300*
     (Regional px) 47 43 55.71 N  37 41 26.45 E

 765 Radio Mayak  Petrivka         Odessa              75     0500-2300
                  46 59 36.43 N  30 53 48.30 E
                  veiled Starobelsk / USSR era

 819 Radio Bukovyna Novodnistrovsk Chernivtsi           7.5   0800-1900
                  48 16 19.56 N  25 53 24.77 E

 837 Radio Bukovyna Chernivtsi     Chernivtsi          30     0800-1900
                  48 16 19.56 N  25 53 24.77 E

 837 UR-1         Taranivka        Kharkiv            150     0330-2300
                  49 38 08.69 N  36 07 26.31 E

 873 Dnipropetrovske Oblasne Radio Dnipropetrovsk       2.5   0800-2000
     (Ch 2) Dnipropetrovsk

 936 UR-1         Krasne           Lviv               600(?)  0330-2300
                  49 54 12.84 N  24 41 15.30 E  diplexed? wb.
formerly Radio Moscow USSR era / R Ukraine International Kiev services.
MW directional Bolshaya Zarya antenna. 936 kHz 1000kW 230degrees.
27 masts at 1.95 kilometers length.
49 53 36.06 N  24 40 45.20 E

 972 UR-1         Luch             Mykolaiv           350     0330-2300
                  46 48 38.74 N  32 12 57.54 E
formerly Radio Moscow USSR era
46 47 23.07 N  32 12 56.54 E
MW SV2+2 sidefire directional antenna 972 kHz 4-mast 210deg towards TUR.

1044 UR-1 + Ivano-Frankivske
     Oblasne Radio (Regional px)
                  Verkhovyna       Ivano-Frankivsk      1     0330-2300*

1242 UR-2 Promin  Dokuchaevsk      Donetsk             40     0400-2200
                  47 43 54.70 N  37 41 15.80 E  diplexed ? wb.

1359 Donetske Oblasne Radio
     (Ch 2)       Dokuchaevsk      Donetsk             40     0400-2200
                  47 43 54.70 N  37 41 15.80 E  diplexed ? wb.

1377 Radio Khvylia Zarvantsi       Vinnytsia            7     0700-1115
                  49 14 08.58 N  28 23 51.57 E                1300-1715

1377 Radio Mykolaiv Luch           Mykolaiv             5     0600-1830
                  46 48 53.80 N  32 12 19.81 E

1377 UR-2 Promin Chernivtsi Chernivtsi                 50     0400-2200
                  48 16 16.70 N 25 53 32.20 E

1431 UR-3 Kultura Luch             Mykolaiv           150(?)  0400-1900
                  46 47 58.85 N  32 12 16.45 E
formerly Radio Moscow USSR era
MW SV2+2 sidefire directional antenna 1431 kHz 4-mast 264 degrees
towards ALB BUL GRC target.

1530 UR-1         Zarvantsi        Vinnytsia           30     0330-2300
                  49 14 08.58 N  28 23 51.57 E

* - regional programme schedule (UT)
Monday-Friday 0445-0455, 0610-0630, 1340-1400, 1610-1700, 1800-1830.
Saturday      0410-0430, 0610-0630, 1545-1600, 1610-1700, 1800-1830.
Sunday        0410-0430, 0610-0630, 1345-1400, 1610-1700, 1800-1830 UT.

Note: UR-1 starts broadcasting at 0330 UT on Mon-Fri,
and at 0400 UT on Sat/Sun.
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR  mwmasts,
+ coordinates transformed by wb., via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

Thanks for the update, Aleksandr.
One Q.:  are you really sure about 1530 kHz - Zarvantsi ? I did not expect
them to be active - never heard or even seen their carrier during recent
few months at least. I must add: I m not regular monitor of this, so
details from you would be highly appreciated. Thanks!
(Vlad Titarev-UKR, mwmasts Nov 6)

No, I m not. Just saw it was received in Moldova on June 25, 2012.
<http://forums.frocus.net/index.php?showtopic=4942&view=findpost&p=102907>
<www.ukrtvr.org>  also mentions it under Vinnytsia.
(Vlad Titarev-UKR to Alexander Diadischev-UKR and v.v. Nov 6)

UNIDENTIFIED   5885, Nov 4 around 0225 UT, good signal in English here,
sounds like BBC and nothing where expected on 5875 kHz, but too busy
monitoring spurblobs to stay with it. At 0233 UT recheck, still nothing on
5875 kHz but now 5885 kHz is in French. Latest HFCC of Nov 2 does not
account for anything on 5885 kHz before IBB Vatican to Sudan after 0300
UT; and BBC Cyprus is supposedly on 5875 kHz in English for the entire
hour:

5875 0200-0300 30S,39NE,40 CYP 300kW 101  English

BBC s own complete schedule also has English on 5875 kHz at 02-03 UT, and
no French until 0430 UT. 5885 kHz is however on the BBC schedule for one
English broadcast, 22-23 UT via Meyerton, SOUTH AFRICA. So this could be
another screwup by SENTECH, failing to change frequency from the night
before on this transmitter, but what would the French be? I don t find any
French listed for Meyerton at 0230 UT, which is really too early for any
part of Africa. Must check tomorrow.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

After a tip in newsgroup A-DX noted 5885 kHz for the first time during
BBCWS English US election special live coverage at 02-03 UT Nov 7. Looked
into RMS files, but couldn t see any 5885 kHz script entry. Programm at
0200 UT was same on both 5875 and 5885 kHz.

Heard BBCWSE as usual on adjacent 5875 kHz from Zyygi Cyprus. Latter
service was also much stronger level than 5885 kHz, when checked on
various remote rx units all over Europe, latter heard  not in Russia and
Ukraine posts. (wb)

U.K.   9870  Woofferton seems to put on the TX very early. Heard at 0543
UT, S=9+30dB powerhouse. Although Hausa sce of BBC London for West Africa
starts only later 0629 UT, run last til 0659:28 UT.

7345  at 0505 UT Nov 8 exotic string instrument music. Very nice music
early morning from Vietnam at 0430-0558 UT by Woofferton England {ex
Sackville-CAN relay}, Voice of Vietnam. S=9+35dB back lobe reception
direction NoAM.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

USA   With resumption of EST in Washington DC, VOA Spanish has made its
usual shift to one UT hour later, unlike all other VOA programming which
sensibly stays on the same UT, like most of the target areas. Presumably,
the Spanish studio staff are unable to comprehend UT vis-a-vis local time
changes, and cannot adjust their activities by one hour twice a year.
However, this more or less matches time changes in Cuba (only), q.v.,
certainly not anywhere else in Latin America.

13750 // 15590 are in usual Sunday pop-music fill in English instead of
informative programming in Spanish, at 1314 check and still at 1357 Nov 4.

HFCC shows morning VOA Spanish effective Nov 4 is now at 13-14 instead of
12-13 UT daily, also on 9885 unchecked. Evening Spanish ex 2330-0100
weeknights only will now be at 0030-0200 on 5890, 9885, 12000. No jamming
heard on the two frequencies this morning, but expect some at any and all
times on all these frequencies and even beyond when VOA is really on them.
Meanwhile, the US government allows RHC to broadcast in English to us
unscathed, instead of retaliating.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 4)

USA   Voice of America - B-12 English
Effective 28 Oct 2012 - 30 March 2013

English to Europe, Middle East and North Africa
0100-0130 Daily 1593
1500-1600 Daily 11840 13570
2000-2100 M-F 7480 9480

English to Africa
0300-0400 Daily 909 1530 4930 6080 9885 15580
0400-0430 Daily 909 1530 4930 4960 6080 9885 15580
0430-0500 Daily 909 4930 4960 6080 9885 15580
0500-0600 Daily 909 4930 6080 9885 15580
{and early switch on Sao Tomé 9480 kHz from 0500-0530 Africa Help Network}

0600-0700 Daily 909 1530 6080 9885 15580
1400-1500 Daily 4930 6080 15580 17530 17725
1500-1600 Daily 4930 6080 15580 17725 17895
1600-1700 Daily 909 1530 4930 6080 15580 17895
1700-1800 Daily 6080 13755 15580 17895
1800-1830 Daily 6080 13755 15580
1800-1830 Sat./Sun. 909 4930
1830-1900 Daily 4930 6080 13755 15580
1830-1900 Sat/Sun. 909
1900-2000 Daily 909 4930 4940 6080 15580
2000-2030 Daily 909 1530 4930 4940 6080 15580
2030-2100 Daily 909 1530 4930 6080 15580
2030-2100 Sat./Sun. 4940
2100-2200 Daily 1530 6080 15580

English to Far East Asia, South Asia and Oceania
0100-0200 Daily 9435 11705 15155
1100-1200 Sat./Sun. 1575
1200-1300 Daily 1170 7520 9640 11750 12150
1300-1400 Sat./Sun. 7520 9640 11750 12150
1400-1500 Mon.-Fri. 7520 9760 12150
1500-1600 Daily 7520 9930 12150
2200-2300 Sun.-Thurs. 5895 7365 7425 7480 11860
2230-2400 Fri./Sat. 1575
2300-2400 Daily 5830 5895 7365 7480 11860

English to Afghanistan
0000-0030 Daily 1296 7560
2030-2400 Daily 1296 7560

Special English
0000-0030 Daily 1593
0030-0100 Daily 1575 1593 6170 9325 9490 9715 11695 12005 15155 15205
15290
0130-0200 Tues.-Sat. 1593 5960 7465
1500-1600 Daily 6140 7575 9760 9945
1600-1700 Daily 9395 13755 15470
1600-1700 Mon.-Fri. 1170
1900-2000 Daily 7480 9515
2230-2300 Daily 5820 7460 9570
2300-2400 Daily 1593 5820 7460 9490 11840
(VOA Website via Alan Roe-UK, WDXC-UK Contact Nov)

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Erwin Winter RIP

16. Januar 1945 - 26. Oktober 2012

Der RTI Hoererklub Ottenau, die deutsche Redaktion von Radio Taiwan
International und die Kurzwellenfreunde trauern um unseren
stellvertretenden RTI Hoererklubvorsitzenden und Ehrenmitglied Erwin
Winter aus Heidenheim.

Am 26. Oktober 2012 verstarb im Alter von nur 67 Jahren ploetzlich unser
Freund, Ehrenmitglied und stellvertretender Vorsitzender des
RTI Hoererklubs Ottenau

OM Erwin Winter aus Heidenheim.

Die Trauerfeier fand in Mergelstetten statt.

Erwin wurde am 16. Januar 1945 geboren und empfing seit seinem
16. Lebensjahr Stationen auf der Kurzwelle.

[...]  Besonders enge Kontakte pflegte Erwin auch zu NHK Radio Japan,
so war Erwin schon in den 70 Jahren dreimal mit seiner Ehefrau Renate in
Japan und besuchte dort auch Friedrich Greil von NHK Tokyo.

[...]  Im Jahre 1969 war Erwin Winter Mitbegruender des Kurzwellenrings
Sued in Nuernberg und beteiligte sich zu dieser Zeit auch aktiv an den DX
Programmen des Radio Japan Clubs, die damals auch monatlich ueber Radio
Portugal ausgestrahlt wurden.

[...]  Zu zahlreichen weiteren Stationen wie Radio Budapest (hier
insbesondere zu Franziska Simon), RAE (hier besonders zu Rayen Braun),
Radio Tirana (hier besonders zu Astrit Ibro), Stimme der Tuerkei, Radio
Bulgarien, RTR1 und RTR2 - Radio Traumland und der Stimme Vietnams pflegte
Erwin besonders enge und freundschaftliche Beziehungen. Ebenso war er auch
ein regelmaessiger Hoerer von HCJB sowie RUI und RSI auf Kurzwelle.

[...]  Als einer der ersten Monitore war Erwin Winter schon seit den 80er
Jahren fuer Radio Korea International und spaeter bei KBS World Radio
aktiv taetig.

[...] Erwin verband auch eine besondere Freundschaft zu Radio Taiwan
International, besonders zu Chiu Bihui und Eva Triendl. Er hoerte wie ich
und einige weitere Hoererklubmitglieder schon die erste Deutschsendung aus
Taiwan am 9. Oktober 1986.

[...]  Ein besonders Erlebnis war es, Erwin in der MDR Sendung
Aussenseiter Spitzenreiter sehen zu koennen. Dieser Beitrag ist auch jetzt
noch auf der RTI Internetseite unter der Rubrik Hoererklub Ottenau
abzurufen.

<http://dl-s21-21737.blogspot.de/2011/05/blog-post.html>

[...]  Mein Mitgefuehl und herzliche Anteilnahme gelten in diesen schweren
Tagen besonders seiner Ehefrau Renate und seinem Sohn Klaus, die Erwin
auch bei seiner Teilnahme an unserem Hoerertreffen 2008 in Ottenau
begleitet haben.

Der RTI Hoererklub Ottenau und ich werden unserem Freund Erwin stets ein
ehrendes Andenken bewahren und wir werden Erwin beim naechsten
ueberregionalen DX-Treffen in Ottenau am 11. Mai 2013 wuerdevoll gedenken.

Fuer den RTI Hoererklub Ottenau,
Bernd Seiser

Trauerhaus Renate Winter
Fellbacher Weg 9
Mergelstetten
89522 Heidenheim an der Brenz
(via WWDXC Nov 2)


Best regards,
Michael Bethge
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