WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - December 16th, 2012 (BC-DX #1095)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ARGENTINA   QSL RAE Buenos Aires, 11710 kHz, full data logo card in 464
days for English airmail report and US $2 with follow-up report in Englsh
via registered airmail and US $20.00 requesting return by same method (of
course it wasn't!). QSL arrived 190 days after follow-up.
V/s Luis M. Barassi, Director.

Also sent broadcast schedule, two stickers and personal letter signed by
Mr. Barassi and Fernando Farias of the English Language Team. The envelope
was covered front and back with very beautiful and colorful stamps, one
set commemorating the Islas Malvinas (the Falklands) which made me chortle
a bit, and another large set on the rear of the envelope commemorating Eva
Peron.
(Al Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Dec 9)

ARMENIA/MADAGASCAR/TAJIKISTAN   Voice of Tibet (as per Aoki)
1200-1213 15548 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1213-1230 15542 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1300-1314 15537 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1314-1338 15543 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1338-1400 15487 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1230-1243 15568 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1243-1250 15562 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1250-1308 15552 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1308-1333 15587 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1333-1400 15597 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1430 15587 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1430-1500 17535 MDC 250 kw 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1530-1600 15485 MDC 250 kw 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Open Radio North Korea:
1400-1600  7540 DB  200 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean
2100-2200  7480 DB  100 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean

Democratic Voice of Burma:
1430-1530 11560 DB  100 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Burmese [from 15 Dec 6225]
2330-0030  7510 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

Zimbabwe Community Radio, Radio Dialogue:
1600-1700 12105 MDC 250 kW 265 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

BOTSWANA   Dan Goldfarb to [mwmasts] members,
You will have seen from Ian Baxter on SW TX sites and dxld the good news
about the improved images on GE around the capital - Gaborone.

As a result of this I was invited by Ian to check what happened re the
Sebele MW service for the capital. MW records according to WRTH have
changed so that 945 kHz now is apparently broadcasting from Mmathethe,
while Sebele is listed as an inactive station supposedly on 972 kHz.

I am appealing for help from those of you in South Africa or indeed others
to explain to me why the perfectly adequate facilities at Sebele were
delisted and as a result 945 kHz was allocated to Mmathethe. I have
established that the "new" place is a suburb of Gaborone. Where is the
relevant mast?

Amid the flurry of excitement re Walt's visit to the Cook Islands (which I
have personally emailed thanks to him for) I hope that my members can tell
the Group

a) has WRTH made a mistake,
b) has Mmathethe actually replaced Sebele or
c) is Sebele actually still serving Gaborone?
73's and 88's Dan (mwmasts Dec 9)

I checked on Google Earth and find that Mmathethe is located about 100 km
from Gaborone (hardly a suburb) and about 40 km from Lobatse. I, too,
can't think of any reason why they would move the main MW site so far from
the capital, with 10% of Botswana's population, when they already had a
usable facility at Sebele.. Yes, Sebele was using 972 kHz (originally
971 kHz). When did they switch from 972 to 945 kHz?
(Colin Miller-CAN  VE3CMT, mwmasts Dec 10)

Dan, But I don't understand, I missed the BOT_972_Gaborone Sebele entry
even on inactive Africa xls file yet... ???

Oct 2011 of G.E. shows 2 MW masts still at Sebele, an additional a FM/TV
mast next to the TX house
24 34 07.28 S  25 57 32.41 E  and  24 34 09.49 S  25 57 33.68 E

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:InstructorGB1>

G.E. Northern Mmathethe is only 6 kilometers away of Sebele site ...

G.E. Southern Mmathethe is only 108 kilometers southwesterly of Sebele
site  25 19 42 S  25 16 27 E
Mmathethe is a town in the South-East District of Botswana.

Other towns close to Mmathethe are Kanye and Lobatse. On ITU data rather
Northern Mmathethe 6 kilometers away of Sebele site is meant ?
73 wolfy df5sx

source 2004: <http://www.dailynews.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20041022>

Medium wave transmitters, he added, would be installed in Mmathethe and
Muchenje. He further explained that so far they have 19 FM stations, 12 TV
and nine medium wave ones.

source 2008: <http://www.balancingact-africa.com/news/broadcast/issue-no23/top-story/botswana-to-up-tv-an/bc>

The Department of Broadcasting Services already has plans to install a new
Medium Wave Transmitter at Mmathethe, and [plans ... wb.] to relocate the
Sebele MW Transmitter to Takatokwane.

Takatokwane: G.E..  24 00 03.61 S  24 18 24.99 E

Mmathethe location  25 19 03 S  25 16 06 E

<http://www.docstoc.com/docs/68349271/Chapter-Eight-Money-Money-Money!-126-the-Financial-Side-of-Home-Ownership>

"Southern District Development" 2003-2009

OP 413(21/413)- Development of. Broadcasting Network UHF/VHF Bands-
RB1,RB2 & TV 2,560,000. Medium Wave (Mmathethe & 2 4,000,000 ..."

<en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_District_(Botswana)>

<http://www.dib.gov.bw/dibradioframe1.html>

Maun 531 kHz 50 kW
20 01 54.99 S  23 26 33.40 E

Muchenje 558 kHz 50 kW, built up in appr 2008 YEAR
17 59 08.30 S  24 39 11.46 E

Selebi Phikwe 621 kHz 100 kW
21 56 59.37 S  27 35 48.25 E

Mopipi 648 50 kW found at
21 13 48.55 S  24 53 53.91 E   MW mast
100 Meter southwesterly TX house
<http://binged.it/UANW1B>

Shakawe 693 kHz 25 kW
18 25 17.59 S  21 52 26.00 E

Ghanzi Gantsi 873 kHz 50 kW
21 39 39.86 S  21 41 02.78 E

Mmathethe 945 kHz 25 kW
25 19 56.98 S  25 16 06.65 E

Gaborone Sebele 972 kHz 50 kW
24 34 7.28 S 25 57 32.41 E

Jwaneng 1071 kHz 25 kW
24 36 55.45 S  24 44 13.96 E
a mast close to the housing too Telecom Communication mast or mediumwave ?
questionable ?

Mahalapye 1215 kHz 50 kW
23 08 29.03 S  26 49 32.24 E

Tsabong 1350 kHz 50 kW
26 00 21.65 S  22 25 08.26 E

planned Takatokwane 972 kHz 50 kW (exGaborone)
24 00 29.43 S  24 17 58.46 E
but rather Mast on the highway cross near
24 00 03.56 S  24 18 25.05 E
Probably a satellite dish is visible too
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Thank you to all who have worked so hard to figure out what is probably
the reality in this country. Wolfgang has just emailed with a likely place
where 945 now comes from is  25 19 56.98 S  25 16 06.65 E.

This tower is clearly visible in Bing Maps and Terra Server. We now have a
tower in the town called Mmathethe which will tie in with the recent entry
in WRTH. I think that I can now (tentatively) declare that Gaborone -
Sebele is silent both on MW (945 and 972 kHz) as well the SW towers.
73's and 88's Dan  (mwmasts Dec 12)

BRAZIL   5939.854  Very odd frequency stn signal 'seen' on Perseus screen
at 0400 UT Dec 13. Poor S=5 signal just above threshold level noted in
southern Germany. Probably Brazilian Voz Missionaria, Camburiú SC in
Portuguese.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

BULGARIA   DRM Mix from Kostinbrod SPL Dec 22/23/25/26 as follows:
1600-1700  9755 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR Mighty KBC Radio English
1700-1730  9755 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR AWR's "Wavescan" English
1730-1800  9755 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR unconfirmed radiostation
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Radio Miraya:
0300-0600  9940 secret transmitter site EaAF English/Arabic

E-SAT Radio:
1700-1800 15355-15395 hidden tx site to EaAF Amharic

9940  Miraya FM in Arabic via Kostinbrod relay site near Sofia,
S=8 fluttery signal in southern Germany. 0455 UT Dec 13.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

BULGARIA   9450  Digital text this weekend on The Mighty KBC and WRMI.

Because of poor propagation in many parts of the world last weekend, The
Mighty KBC, via Bulgaria, will repeat last week's digital text
transmission. This will be during the KBC broadcast UTC 16 Dec, 0000-0200
UT on 9450 kHz. At about 0130 UT, MT63-1000 (long interleave) will be
centered on 1000 Hz, PSKR125 centered on 2200 Hz. Decode one from your
radio, decode the other from your recording. At just before 0200 UT,
MT63-2000 (long interleave) will be centered on 1500 Hz. This second
transmission will be an html-formatted Flmsg message.

Download Fldigi and Flmsg from  <www.w1hkj.com>
In Fldigi, go to Configure > Modems > MT-63 > check 64-bit (long)
interleave, 8-bit extended characters, and Allow manual tuning. Also, go
to Configure > Misc > NBEMS > check Open with flmsg and Open in browser
and, below that, indicate where your flmsg.exe file is located. If
everything works, a shortwave transmitter in Bulgaria will open a new
window of your web browser.

Also, WRMI, 9955 kHz, will transmit IDs in digital text modes this
weekend. Saturday 0500 to Sunday 0500 UT, the mode will be BPSK63F (also
known as PSK63F). Sunday 0500 to Monday 0500 UT, the mode will be Olivia
64-1000 (a non-standard mode that will require a custom setting in Fldigi;
unlike most digital modes, this one sounds pleasant). The WRMI IDs are, of
course, mostly on the hour and half hour. In Olivia 64-1000, the ID will
appear a few seconds after you hear the tones and see the waterfall.

[later]  The Mighty KBC via Bulgaria, is now transmitting to North America
and will continue to do so until 0200 UT Dec 16. At about 0130 UT MT63-
1000 (long interleave) will be centered on 1000 Hz, PSKR125 centered on
2200 Hz. Decode one from your radio, decode the other from your recording.
At just before 0200 UT, MT63-2000 (long interleave) will be centered on
1500 Hz. This second transmission will be an html-formatted Flmsg message.

Kim kd9xb  <http://www.kimandrewelliott.com>  (via dxld Dec 14/16)

BULGARIA   9450, Dec 16 at 0029 UT, The Mighty KBC, Netherlands via Sofia
Kostinbrod, modulation is somewhat distorted. Ad for antennas from
kbcimports.com, says SW reception was bad last week and hope better this
week yes it is, good signal altho still much weaker than 9420 Greece and
9490 Guiana French, and too bad about the modulation. Is this an ex-
jamming transmitter, or what? Recheck 0131 just in time to hear a few
tones in another Kim Andrew Elliott digital text test, immediately
followed by jingle, still distorted and I wonder if that detracted from
the digital.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 6)

Yes, recognized that bad distorted audio quality also tonight 00-02 UT Dec
16. Amateur Radio oerators would say "direct current", in German 'reines
Gleichstrom signal' ... seemingly used one or two combined older 20 kW
units at Bulgaria installation? (wb.)

CANADA   6069.964  footprint today Dec 13. CFRX Toronto in English, S=7-8
signal well ahead here in Germany, underneath another smaller Brazilian
outlet on approx. 6069.988 kHz.

Measured Dec 16, at 0830 UT
6069.965 CFRX Toronto
         {nothing heard of R Capital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Port rlg,
          relaying Super R Deus é Amor.
          But heard Revival pop music of the 60ties via probably small
          Radio 6150 Rohrbach Waal Germany on 6069.989 kHz.}
6160.784 CKZN, St. Johns, NF
6159.979 CKZU Vancouver Isl.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13/16)

CANADA   6160  CKZN QSL SW Canada ?
I received a QSL from them in 2010, so I know they do, or at least did. I
posted to the following address and included return postage that was sent
back unused:

CBC Transmission + Distribution Dept.
P.O.Box 12010, Station A,
St. John's, NF A1B 3T8
Canada
(Dave Pate, dxld Dec 14)

I QSLed them via the same address last year. It took about 5 months for
the card to arrive.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld Dec 15)

CANADA   Re: CKZN SW Canada ? I have this as a successful QSL address:

CKZN / CBC
Box 1029 Station C
Happy Valley - Goosebay, NL A0P 1C0
Canada
Attn: Engineering
(Bruce Jensen-CA-USA, dxld Dec 15)

CHINA   5990 / 5989.983  Qinghai PBS?
You reported reception of Myanmar on 5985.817 and mentioned strong
interference from Qinghai PBS & CRI on 5990 kHz. On a few occasions I
noted a possible SAH (in Glenn's terminology, a subaudible heterodyne) on
5990 which might very possibly be due to QPBS being slightly off freq, for
instance on Nov 28 at 1402 and Nov 29 around 1359 UT.

I was wondering if you can actually see and hear QPBS on 5990 kHz and, if
so, could you perhaps measure their exact freq?
(Martien Groot-HOL, Dec 6)

Re: 5990 Qinghai PBS? Hi dear Martien, I don't remember heard and have no
logs anymore the

QHEBS Radio 1413 AM, 107.5 FM, 2255-1600 UT
QINGHAI Traffic & Music Broadcasting Station:
Chinese 1377 AM, 97.2 FM, 2255-1500 UT
outlet,

but instead measured the frequency peaks 5990 only, when logged nearby
Myanmar Radio Yangoon on 5986v. Today at 1220 UT Dec 6 I see two peaks on
5990 kHz, like exact 5990.000 and 5989.983 kHz, but BOTH are COVERED by
Korean jamming spurious from 6003 kHz !!  Jamming spur occurs on lower
side 5987 to 6003 kHz, but very small 6003 to 6004 kHz on upper side,
like LSB mode transmission !!

All heard on Nara-Osaka Japan and Brisbane Australia remote SDR units.
73 wolfy df5sx  (wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

CHINA   Re: 4850 AIR Kohima India - Hornbill Festival - "Festival of
Festivals", to Ron Howard-CA-USA.

4850.000  Xinjiang People's Broadcasting Station (XJBS) 1155-1800 UT,
// 6015 kHz. When read your item, heard CNR8 in Kazakh, S=9+20dB in
eastern and central Europe, 1700-1745 UT on Dec 9.

NDXC CNR website is not updated fully yet ... more questions than answers.
XJ1 marked in WRTH p152 and 162 shows // summer channels
7340{0325-1150} 9470{0345-1150}.
btw. disturbed by broadband CODAR ocean radar at 4844 to 4876 kHz range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

CHINA/RFA/VoA   CNR and Firedrake jamming against RFA Mandarin and VoA
Tibetan at 05-06 UT slot Dec 13, heard on 17880 21540 21570Tib 21710 21745
kHz. Special buzzy footprint jammer against VoA Tibetan 17860 kHz, contain
a special hum buzz.

17815  CNR1 Chinese station from unidentified and not scheduled bcast
site, probably coming from like Beijing #572 site, 0520 to 0540 UT checked
and compared to // 17890 kHz. Not heard at 0800 UT anymore.

Nearby annoying OTHR buzz in 17774 to 17796 kHz frequency range.

17815 is not mentioned in HFCC table or Aoki list, also no equivalent
found in older B-11 or A-12 lists.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

COOK ISLS   630 kHz 2.5 kW mediumwave at Matavera.
More intrigues in the Cook Islands.

Continuing north on the east side of the island, I returned to the
transmitter site of Radio Cook Islands.

The coordinates are as follows:
21 13 05.285 S  159 44 09.391 W
at an elevation of 12' according to my GPS on the smart phone. It's
directly at the north-west corner of the Matavera school.

Again, absolutely no markings, other than "high voltage" signs in English
and Cook Island Maori. Not a hint of any broadcast significance. The
tower, itself, appears to be about 200' high, and has fading red/white
painting. No obvious light on the top. Plenty of guy wires across the
school yard. PAL lists 2.5 kW. It doesn't get out that well even on the
island. Not bad, but not super strong.

I didn't see any sign of studios, which I'm assuming are in Avarua town.
This is a very poor island, so finances are always very tight here. The
people, though, are absolutely very friendly, even though, they are quite
difficult to understand. Heavily accented English, quite slurred, it would
seem. They don't understand us very well either, so we usually have to
repeat ourselves a time or two, before being understood! Towards the end
of my circle journey, I drove on the mountain side of the airport to find
the other antenna farm, located on the south-west side of the airport at
the following Coordinates:
21 12 26.29 S  159 49 06.09 W
21 12 23.68 S  159 49 10.88 W - AIRPORT TRAFFIC RADIO TX HOUSE

The antennae are located on a 9 hole golf course. Besides dipoles, there
also was a fan array, as well as a long-wire end fed antenna. I'm assuming
this is the transmission site for the airport.
(Walt Salmaniw, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, DXplorer Dec 9)

We've been around the island perhaps 20 times, and for the first time, I
noticed something very interesting directly south of the 630 transmitter
tower at Matavera.

I don't know how I could have missed it, except that I was probably
focused entirely on the MW tower. On the road, perhaps 100 m south,
there's a very large tall dipole array which spans across the road with
one wooden support (a good twice as tall as the power poles) on the water
side, and the other across the road. The wire is still in place with the
lead in in the center between the poles and the lead in (looks like coax)
coming down and now tied to a guard rail. On top of that, right on the
water line in the same vicinity are two more tall poles, same height, and
parallel to the beach, but without any wires strung between them.

Clearly, they were for SW, and judging from the height, something very
official. I started to wonder whether these, perhaps were originally for
SW transmitters as well, or another receiving station at that end of the
island. I would sure like to hear from others who might have more
information about this. I'm hoping to go out there tomorrow. The store
that we wanted to see there was closed today, so we didn't get off.

Talking with the bus driver, there's precious little that is publicly
funded these days. Even the bus service (a very important essential
service) is privately owned. Apart from the airport, police, and schools,
I can't see much evidence of any other public service (water and power,
too, I suppose).

With all this happening back in the 80s, over halve the population left
the Cook Islands for greener pastures in NZ, Australia, the other Pacific
islands, and even North America. There are two or three times the number
of Cook Islanders elsewhere, than at home. I earlier mentioned the large
court house where Guy had seen the burned remains of RCI, presumably the
SW transmitter(s) years ago.

Both this very large court house, and equally opulent central police
station a 100 or 200 meters down the road were constructed by the Chinese.
A contentious issue, it seems here. Parliament is in session until today
and that's all that's heard on RCI from the late morning to later in the
afternoon, and I've heard mentions of "being paid off by the Chinese", or
"the honourable member will have to check with his Chinese bosses" about
this or that! In any case, time is quickly drawing to a close for our time
here in Rarotonga. It's been an extremely relaxing trip!
73, Walt Salmaniw, Rarotonga.
(Walter Salmaniw-BC-CAN, on tour in Pacific Cook Isl, DXplorer Dec 14)

Cook Islands locations

probably Matavera Cook Isl ? E5R ? location ??, seen on BING Maps and G.E.
21 13 11.87 S  159 43 58.70 W
<http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=-21.219898~-159.733254&lvl=19&dir=0&sty=h&form=LMLTCC>

Matavera MW 630 kHz 2.5 kW
<http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=-21.218112~-159.735849&lvl=19.4&dir=0&sty=h&form=LMLTCC>

<http://binged.it/TYy2lt

some more history reports:
<http://www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Bindx.htm>

two mast directional beam to cover up to 350 km distance northwesterly
path
<http://www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Bots4a.htm>

<http://www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Bots9.htm>
map:
<http://www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Images/botswana/fsz/popmap.gif>

three 50 kW RIZ (Siemens firm delivered) MW sender in 1983 year
<www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Bots14.htm>

<www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Bots6a.htm>

<www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Images/botswana/fsz/mast2.jpg>
TX unit image looks like older Continental MW seen in mid 90ties at VOA
Munich Ismaning Germany site, before Thomson 1197 kHz unit installed at
Munich in 1995/1996 ...
<www.paws.dircon.co.uk/Images/botswana/fsz/insi.jpg>

73 wolfgang df5sx
(wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

CYPRUS/U.K.   7325  Bad two path signal echo of BBC London in Arabic, used
on combined sce via Zygi-CYP and Woofferton-UK at same time slot 04-06 UT
... underneath co-channel CRI Kashgar in Russian.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

EQUADOR   6049.931  Odd signal from Quito, Spanish lang songs of Latin
American flavour via Pichincha tx site, at 0415 UT Dec 13.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

ETHIOPIA/ERITREA   9562.912  Radio Ethiopia carrier noted at 1400 UT, Dec
11.

5950 even. Most powerful signals from that HOA region this morning Dec 13.
R Ethiopia's VoTigre Revolution program, from Addis Ababa. S=9+20dB
powerful signal. NX read by female announcer. Similar strength also on
Ethiopians on 6090 and 6110 kHz at 0418 UT.

7179.989 frequency footprint today Dec 13, VoBroad Masses from Asmara
Eritrea, S=7-8 signals weaker than ETHiopians on 49 mb.

7204.984  Probably different language program from same station, heard HOA
music at 0433 UT Dec 13.

7232.991  Probably Radio Ethiopia [at other times on 9562v and 9705v kHz],
weak S06 signal on 0436 UT Dec 13. Hit by Radio Rossii signals from
Yakutsk site on adjacent even 7230 kHz.

9705 centered broadband White Noise jamming by Ethiopians against Asmara
Eritrea outlets. From 0500 UT Dec 13. Covered 9691 to 9720 kHz frequency
range.

Underneath two peaks visible on Perseus rx screen 9705.029 kHz, and
probably also PBS Urumqi Xiniang China in Kirghiz language program.

Nothing heard of R Ethiopia on 9562v on Dec 13.

9562.925  Radio Ethiopia heard with HOA music at 1431-1435 UT Dec 15,
S=8-9 in Germany. Hit heavily by US propaganda stn Deewa Radio in Pashto
to AFG/PAK/IRN on 9565 kHz via Wertachtal Germany, latter S=9+20dB.
Used PBT + Notching 9564 to 9570 kHz range on remote SDR Perseus unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11/13/15)

FRANCE/UNIDENTIFIED   Radio Xoriyo
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg   to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat
1600-1630 17870 secret transmitter site EaAF Somali Mon/Fri

Dimtse Radio Erena, new from Nov 14:
1700-1730 11560 secret transmitter site EaAF Afar Oromo 55555+ in Sofia

Voice of Assenna:
1700-1800 15245 secret transmitter site EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Wed/Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

FRANCE/GERMANY   Lutheran World Federation, Voice of Gospel (Sawtu
Linjilia) 1830-1900  9800 WER 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde

Radio Biafra London
1900-2000 11830 WER 125 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF English/Igbo Thu/Sat

Voice of Oromiyan Liberation Front
1700-1730 15315 WER 125 kW 135 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun

Voice of Oromo Liberation:
1700-1800 13810 ISS 100 kW 126 deg to EaAF Oromo/Amharic Sun/Wed
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

FRENCH GUIANA   CLANDESTINE  Updated B-12 schedule of clandestine &
other target broadcasts

Radio Republica
0000-0200  9490 GUF 250 kW 315 deg to Cuba Spanish
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

6195  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in Spanish via Montsinery-GUF relay site at
0400-0430 UT, Dec 13, S=9+20dB strength here in Germany. Report of typical
Japanese Clube de Manga.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

GEORGIA   [Abkhazia disputed territory]  9535, Log Sukhumi, Abchasien,
Vernac, 0730 UT, 14 Dec. Tune-in at O=4. Now increasingly emerging noise.
O=3.
Eibi list: 9535 0700-0800 Mo-Fr GEO Apsua Radio Abkhazia AB GEO
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Dec 14)
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abkhazia>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhumi>

GERMANY   QSL Radio Athmeeyayathra via Wertachtal, full data eQSL
certificate in 15 days for English email report. I originally sent it to
<info (at) Athmeeyayathra (dot) org>
but follow-up to
<ayradio4567 (at) gmail (dot) com>
as posted by Bruce Portzer-WA-USA on December 2.
Very grateful for that info.
(Al Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Dec 9)

? frequency ?
Media&Broadcast requested "Gospel for Asia" transmissions on both
locations Trincomalee Sri Lanka and Nauen/Wertachtal Germany.
7215 NAU/TRM, 7240 NAU/TRM, 15150 WER/TRM, 15235 WER/TRM, 15285 WER/TRM.
(wb.)

GERMANY   Hamada Radio International
0530-0600  7350 NAU 100 kW 180 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

GERMANY   Greet on ship board via six shortwave frequencies
Dec 24, 1900-2100 UT

Christmas service in St. John's Harvestehude Church Hamburg and greeting
on board. Dec 24, 2100-2300 UT

Gruss an Bord - auch ueber Kurzwelle.
Von: <w.heinemann @ ndr.de>
An:  <gruss-an-bord @ ndr.de>

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
der NDR-Hoerfunk sendet zum 59. mal die Sendung "Gruss an Bord" am
Heiligen Abend 2012. Und nun auch wieder auf Kurzwelle.

Damit die Gruesse an die Seeleute an Bord auch ankommen, sind wir sehr
daran interessiert, dass die Medien die Frequenzen zu verbreiten.

Meine Bitte: Koennten Sie unsere Pressemitteilung verbreiten?

Weitere Infos: <www.ndr.de/grussanbord>
Herzlichen Dank & viele Gruesse vom Rothenbaum,
Wolfgang Heinemann
NDR Info - Red. "Das Forum", "Zwischen Hamburg und Haiti" und "Gruss an
Bord"

NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK
NDR Info
Rothenbaumchaussee 132
20149 Hamburg
Germany
Tel. +49 40 4156 2811
<w.heinemann @ ndr.de>

NDR Info im Internet:
<ndr.de/info>
(NDR Hamburg, via Ralf Mittelstaedt DARC amateur radio,
via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

See below, also at
<http://www.ndr.de/unternehmen/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemeldungndr11477.html>

Transmitter sites not specified, but Media&broadcast Cologne
Wertachtal/Nauen transmission centers would be the usual, suspects of
course.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Dec 13)

Why not via Internet on board?
6 shortwave frequencies at Wertachtal and Nauen to be used ...

Felix Riess dl5xl - out aboard the "Meteor ship (DBBH)" at present 12 degr
South 78 degr West. Was 10 years ago as a radio operator at the research
station in the DP1POL Neumeier station at Antarctica was, - wrote
yesterday by the research vessel Meteor DBBH, that the upload / download
speed on Internet is annoying slow, and the antenna dish often, depending
on the direction, hidden by other ship structures and thus an Internet
access on ship isn't so easy.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

Google translator automatic translation Ge/En:

Christmas surprise: NDR Hamburg returns back on shortwave
14th December 2012, 14:05 hrs

The NDR Hamburg - North German Radio will return on Christmas Eve for four
hours on shortwave and his traditional mission radiate "greeting on board"
world that was already its 59th Issue will be to hear. Greetings it be
made available either to sailors around the world and broadcast Christmas
melodies as well as wishes for a Merry Christmas in different languages of
the world.

Sent it like was in past years. Not only via FM frequencies on the NDR
Info, NDR 90.3 MHz in Hamburg and on the Internet and on satellite and
DAB+, but also on the medium-wave frequencies of the North German Radio
NDR1.

For the first time since the shutdown of "Norddeich Radio" in late 90s now
come this year added several Shortwave frequencies, so the NDR will be the
first ARD institution that will again be heard in this SW frequency range.

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Suedwestrundfunk radio and the Deutsche Welle radio
had ceased shortwave shows and partly dismantled the transmission
technology. Now uses the facilities of the NDR Media Broadcast to spread
out the program, after first was planned - possibly - spread over one
maritime radio transmission station.

Used, six shortwave transmitter in Nauen near Berlin and Wertachtal in
Bavaria. According to the shortwave transmitter operator services come at
a level of 100 to 125 kilowatts.

In a press release of the NDR Hamburg, which was distributed in the A-DX
Mailing List to many Shortwave listener, called the station the exact
times, reception areas and frequencies that were substantiated upon
request by the Media Broadcast GmbH now:

Part 1 - Gruss an Bord - Greet on ship board
Dec 24, 1900-2100 UT
  kHz  Azi   ant         power tx            target
       degr  type        kW    location
 9850  285   HR 4/4/0.5  100   Wertachtal    NoAtlantic
13780  235   HR 4/4/1.0  125   Nauen         WeAF / Atlantic Ocean
11840  200   HR 4/4/0.5  125   Nauen         SoAtlantic Ocean
11720  163   HR 2/4/0.5  100   Nauen         SoEaAF, Indian Ocean, SoWeAF
11840  120   HR 4/4/0.8  100   Wertachtal    Western Indian Ocean
11965   90   HR 4/4/0.8  125   Wertachtal    Eastern Indian Ocean

Part 2 - Weihnachtsgottesdienst aus St. Johannis-Harvestehude in Hamburg
und Gruss an Bord -
Christmas service in St. John's Harvestehude Church Hamburg and greeting
on board. Dec 24, 2100-2300 UT
  kHz  Azi   ant         power tx            target
       degr  type        kW    location
 7335  270   HR 4/4/0.3  100   Wertachtal    NoAtlantic
11655  235   HR 4/4/0.5  125   Nauen         WeAF / Atlantic Ocean
 9490  200   HR 4/4/0.5  125   Nauen         SoAtlantic Ocean
 9735  163   HR 2/4/0.5  100   Nauen         SoEaAF, Indian Ocean, SoWeAF
 9490  120   HR 4/4/0.8  100   Wertachtal    Western Indian Ocean
 9650   90   HR 4/4/0.8  125   Wertachtal    Eastern Indian Ocean

Daniel Kaehler wrote on DXAktuell / A-DX
<http://www.dxaktuell.de/?p=2847>

Weihnachtsueberraschung: NDR kehrt auf Kurzwelle zurueck
14. Dezember 2012, 14:05 Uhr

Der Norddeutsche Rundfunk wird an Heiligabend fuer vier Stunden auf
Kurzwelle zurueckkehren und seine traditionsreiche Sendung "Gruss an Bord"
weltweit ausstrahlen, die bereits in ihrer 59. Ausgabe zu hoeren sein
wird. Darin werden Gruesse an Seefahrer in aller Welt uebermittelt und
weihnachtliche Melodien sowie Wuensche fuer ein geruhsames Fest in
verschiedenen Sprachen der Welt ausgestrahlt.

Gesendet wurde sie in den vergangenen Jahren nicht nur via UKW auf den
Frequenzen von NDR Info, NDR 90,3 MHz in Hamburg sowie im Internet und auf
Satellit und DAB+, sondern auch auf den Mittelwellenfrequenzen des
Norddeutschen Rundfunks. Erstmals seit der Abschaltung von "Norddeich
Radio" Ende der 90er Jahre kommen nun in diesem Jahr mehrere
Kurzwellenfrequnzen hinzu, womit der NDR die erste ARD-Anstalt sein wird,
die wieder in diesem Frequenzbereich zu hoeren sein wird.

Der Bayerische Rundfunk, Suedwestrundfunk und das Deutschlandradio hatten
ihre KW-Sendungen eingestellt und die Sendetechnik teils demontiert. Nun
nutzt der NDR Anlagen der Media Broadcast, nachdem zuerst angedacht war,
moeglicherweise ueber eine Kuestenfunkstation das Programm zu verbreiten.

Genutzt werden sechs Kurzwellensender in Nauen bei Berlin und Wertachtal
(Bayern). Nach Angaben des Betreibers kommen Leistungen von 100 bis 125
Kilowatt zum Einsatz.

In einer Presseaussendung des NDR, die in der A-DX-Mailingliste an viele
Kurzwellenhoerer verteilt wurde, nennt der Sender die genauen Zeiten,
Empfangsgebiete und Frequenzen. Ab 20.05 Uhr CET/MEZ (1905 UTC) ist in
Mitteleuropa der Empfang auf dem Mittelwellen 702 kHz (Sender Flensburg),
792 kHz (Lingen), Hannover (828 kHz) und 972 kHz (Hamburg Moorfleet) sowie
den uebrigen Verbreitungswegen von NDR Info und NDR 90,3 MHz moeglich.
Detaillierte Informationen zum Empfang und zur Uebermittlung von Gruessen
(am 16.12. findet in Hamburg die Aufzeichnung der Sendung statt) sind auf
der Webseite von "Gruss an Bord" zu finden.

Weiterfuehrende Informationen:
- Webseite:

From 20.05 clock CET / CET (1905 UTC) in Central Europe, the reception on
the medium wave is 702 kHz (transmitter Flensburg), 792 kHz (Lingen),
Hanover Info (828 kHz) and 972 kHz (Hamburg Moorfleet) and the other means
of distribution of NDR NDR possible and 90.3 MHz. Detailed information for
receiving and About averaging from Regards (16.12 place. Hamburg in the
recording of the show instead) are found on the website of to "greeting on
board."

For Further Information:
<https://www.ndr.de/info/programm/sendungen/gruss_an_bord/grussanbord105.html>

Greeting on board on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve - traditionally is the North German Radio also broadcast the
evening for the greeting on board. That's one of the oldest programs on
German radio and a longstanding institution of the NDR Hamburg. Not only
for families sailor that program belongs to Christmas as to the giving or
worship. For the past 59 years much traditional - with interruptions -
greeting airs on board on Christmas Eve.

This year NDR Info and NDR 90,3 MHz send from 2005 to 2200 hrs clock and
digital radio NDR Info Special of 2300 hrs clock until midnight. Via live
stream on the Internet can the sailors the greetings every year on
Christmas Eve received worldwide - on NDR Info and Special NDR Info.
Moderated, the shipments of Annemarie Stoltenberg, Herbert Fricke and
Andrea Christina Furrer.

- Quelle der technischen Daten: Media Broadcast.

Gruss an Bord an Heiligabend.
Heiligabend - traditionell ist das beim Norddeutschen Rundfunk auch der
Abend fuer die Sendung Gruss an Bord. Sie ist eine der aeltesten Sendungen
im deutschen Rundfunk und laengst eine Institution des NDR. Nicht nur fuer
Seemannsfamilien gehoert sie zum Weihnachtsfest dazu wie die Bescherung
oder der Gottesdienst. Seit nunmehr 59 Jahren - mit Unterbrechungen - wird
Gruss an Bord an Heiligabend ausgestrahlt.

In diesem Jahr senden NDR Info und NDR 90,3 von 20.05 bis 22 Uhr und das
Digitalradio NDR Info Spezial von 23 Uhr bis Mitternacht. Per Livestream
im Internet koennen die Seeleute die Gruesse jedes Jahr an Heiligabend
weltweit empfangen - auf NDR Info und NDR Info Spezial. Moderiert werden
die Sendungen von Annemarie Stoltenberg, Herbert Fricke und Andrea
Christina Furrer.

Die Koepfe hinter der Sendung
Herbert Fricke - Moderation von "Gruss an Bord"

Herbert Fricke, langjaehriger NDR Reporter und seit ueber 30 Jahren
Moderator der Sendung "Gruss an Bord", ist als junger Mann selbst vier
Jahre lang zur See gefahren. Seine Fahrtgebiete waren Sued- und
Mittelamerika, Suedostasien, Afrika und Suedeuropa.

Herbert Fricke machte sich einen Namen als Reporter bei dramatischen
Ereignissen wie der grossen Flut in Hamburg im Jahr 1962, dem
Bergwerksunglueck von Lengede 1963 und als Kriegsreporter am Suez, in
Vietnam und in Afrika.

Ausserdem arbeitete er als Ausbilder junger Reporter bei All India Radio
in Delhi und bei Radio Angkassapuri in Kuala Lumpur.

Heute widmet Herbert Fricke sich als Moderator und Buchautor ueberwiegend
maritimen Themen.

Annemarie Stoltenberg - Moderation von "Gruss an Bord".
Gelesen hat Annemarie Stoltenberg schon immer viel - und als Schuelerin in
Schleswig-Holstein gern auf Uebertragungswagen des NDR gedeutet und
gesagt: "Das sind meine zukuenftigen Kollegen." Fuer sie erfuellte sich
Lebenstraum, als 1982 ihre erste Buchbesprechung im Rundfunk gesendet
wurde. Waehrend ihres Studiums der Literaturwissenschaft und
Sprachwissenschaften in Hamburg begann sie, als freie Mitarbeiterin fuer
den NDR zu arbeiten, spaeter schrieb sie auch fuer Zeitungen und
Zeitschriften, veroeffentlichte Buecher und war als Fernsehreporterin
unterwegs.

Annemarie Stoltenberg erkundet gern die Lebensphilosophie und die
Lebenslaeufe von Menschen. Als Literaturexpertin auf NDR Kultur versucht
sie, die richtigen Buecher fuer die richtigen Leser zu finden, die
tatsaechlich mit Genuss und Gewinn verschlungen werden. Mit ihren
Buchvorstellungen erreicht sie von Jahr zu Jahr immer mehr Menschen.

Segeln und Rudern hat Annemarie Stoltenberg auf dem Ploener See gelernt,
sie war unzaehlige Male im Hamburger Hafen und an der Kueste als
Reporterin unterwegs: u.a. hat sie bei Windstaerke 9 vom Eidersperrwerk
und in 62 Metern Hoehe vom Container-Terminal berichtet oder die Arbeit an
Bord eines Seenotrettungskreuzers geschildert. Sie mag den Seewind und
ueberhaupt alles, was mit und auf dem Wasser zu tun hat.
Andrea Christina Furrer - Moderation in Elsfleth und Leer

Andrea Christina Furrer fuehlt sich der Seefahrt eng verbunden. Schon seit
ihrer Kindheit in der Schweiz ist sie von Haefen, Schiffen und den
Menschen an Bord fasziniert. So lag es nahe, dass sie als Moderatorin der
Veranstaltungen vor Ort zum "Gruss an Bord"-Team stiess. In Elsfleth und
Leer ist sie fuer Interviews und Reportagen verantwortlich.

Wolfgang Heinemann - Musikauswahl und Redaktion.
Seemannsgarn hat Wolfgang Heinemann schon als Kind gern gehoert. Das
Hafenkonzert und "Gruss an Bord" auch. Zwangslaeufig, denn seine Eltern
versaeumten keine Sendung. "So manche Traene musste verdrueckt werden. Die
Lieben irgendwo auf fernen Meeren, so weit weg - und das noch zu
Weihnachten", sagt Heinemann.

Seine maritimen Beduerfnisse konnte er als Braunschweiger Binnenlaender
lange nur auf dem Mittellandkanal und dem "Suedsee" - ja, der heisst
wirklich so - ausleben. Auf Jollen. Spaeter kamen dann Nord- und Ostsee
hinzu, das Mittelmeer - mit Dickschiffen. Als Mitglied der Segelgruppe der
TU Braunschweig hat Wolfgang Heinemann Schiffe ueberfuehrt. Das kann man
auf der Alster nicht. Also mussten wieder Jollen her - und Kats. Heute
hoert er sich gerne Seemannsgarn von Herbert Fricke und Kapitaen Juergen
Wiese an.

Aufzeichnungen im Dezember 2012.
NDR Info und NDR 90,3 MHz laden Familien ein, Festtagsgruesse an ihre
Angehoerigen zu senden, die auf den Meeren unterwegs sind. Aufgezeichnet
werden diese Gruesse in maritim-weihnachtlicher Atmosphaere am 16.
Dezember in Hamburg von 16 bis 18 Uhr im NDR Radiohaus (Haus 12),
Rothenbaumchaussee 132-134.

Neben Michy Reincke treten Stephanie Hundertmark, Dara McNamara, das Trio
"Hafennacht" und die Lars Luis Linek-Band auf. Wir bitten fuer diese
Veranstaltung um eine Anmeldung.
Die ersten Gruesse in diesem Jahr wurden am 9. Dezember in Leer
aufgezeichnet.

Ihre Gruesse.
Wenn Sie nicht zu einem der Aufzeichnungstermine kommen koennen, dann
schicken Sie uns Ihre Grusswuensche (gerne auch mit einem originellen
Grussfoto).

Ausgewaehlte Gruesse werden waehrend der Sendung vorgelesen.

Per E-Mail:
<gruss-an-bord @ ndr.de>

Per Post:
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Redaktion "Gruss an Bord"
z. Hd. Wolfgang Heinemann
Rothenbaumchaussee 132-134
20149 Hamburg.
( <www.ndr.de/info/programm/sendungen/gruss_an_bord>  Dec 13)

GREECE   9935 / 7450 ERT-3 Radiophonikos Stathmos Makedonias
(Thessaloniki) switch over move time now one hour earlier, 9935 kHz
ERT-3 relay left air at 1652 UT Dec 9.

Moved 7450 kHz on air later. Engineer tried at least 20 times to switch on
full power, between 1654 UT and 1659:49 UT.

Full power carrier  from 1659:50 to 1701:22 UT, S=9+25dB,
ERT-3 audio, news reader put on air 1701:23 UT on 7450 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

GUAM   9650.023  Odd frequency of AWR Agat in Russian, scheduled at 1330-
1358 UT, S=9 signal on remote unit in Russia, identification and all
adresses as well as website addr given at 1358 UT, nice audio modulation.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

INDIA   11669.966  AIR Goa Panaji relay in Dari language, requested at
1315-1415 UT, consist bad whistling audio around 1355 to 1403 UT Dec 15.
Not clear modulation, like nearby spurious outlets. The Panaji engineers
are usually not very happy with their odd frequency TX hardware.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

INDIA   Six DRM-configured Transmitters to be installed in India as part
of transition to digital.

India's public radio and television broadcaster Prasar Bharati has issued
orders for six Nautel NX Series 300 kW medium wave transmitters configured
for DRM30 transmission. The purchase is part of All India Radio's (AIR)
plans to upgrade facilities throughout India to DRM30 digital broadcasting
The DRM digitisation implementation will allow AIR to also use alternative
platforms such as podcasting, SMS, webcasting and mobile service. AIR also
intends to offer a 24-hour news channel along with other programming.
Additional services such as Interactive Text Transmission and disaster
warning alerts are also planned.

Hal Kneller, Nautel Regional Sales Manager - Europe and Africa. "As a
member of the DRM Consortium executive and steering boards, it thrills me
that Nautel has been chosen to bring India into the age of digital radio
with this technology. Not only will listeners hear high quality sound on
AM broadcasts, they will also enjoy many of the multi- media features that
DRM has to offer. Millions of DRM receivers will now be in demand!"

"What a tremendous opportunity for the radio industry in India," said
Peter Conlon, Nautel President and CEO. "Prasar Bharati and All India
Radio have embarked on a project that will bring great flexibility and a
world of possibilities to broadcasting in India. We look forward to
working with AIR as they proceed with their digital deployment ."

Yogendra Pal, Hon. Chairman of the DRM India National Chapter, was also
very pleased with the announcement: "This is excellent news and an
important milestone in the prestigious digitisation initiative of the
Indian Government and All India Radio. With the commissioning of these
transmitters, radio listeners in the country will not only get extra
content but also be able to enjoy a high quality service on MW ".

His words were echoed by Ruxandra Obreja, Chair of the DRM Consortium, who
welcomed this grand-scale development; "When all these transmitters are on
air, with the extra content that will be made available, India will be
probably the largest digital radio country in the world. This roll-out
should encourage chipset and receiver manufacturers to produce more DRM
receivers. The Prasar Bharati announcement re-affirms All India Radio's
commitment to digital technologies and proves that DRM has come of age".
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia ng Dec 11)

INDONESIA   9525.893  Voice of Indonesia from Cimanggis, 14-15 UT in
Indonesian, nx at 1406 UT Dec 11, observed at S=9 in eastern Europe.
But suffered by 50 Hertz BUZZ HUM either side.

9525.891  Voice of Indonesia from Cimanggis tx site noted broadcast
Balinese Gamelan music at 1442 UT Dec 15, S=8-9 here in Germany.

9680.051  RRIndonesia 4th program in Indonesian language from Cimanggis at
1420 UT Dec 15, S=9+15dB signal strength. Hit co-channel by RTI Mandarin
service + China mainland jamming.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11/15)

INDONESIA   The following RRI stations were not heard Nov 16-26:
Ternate 3345, Palu 3967, Pontianak 3976, Manokwari 3987, Kendari 3995,
Fak-Fak 4790 and Wamena 4870 kHz. However, the stations in Propinsi Papua
may have been too far away.

756 MW, RRI Purwokerto, at 1445-1500 UT on Nov 20, Bahasa Indonesia annmt,
Muslim chanting, 34333.

801 MW, RRI Medan, at 0930-0935 UT on Nov 18, Bahasa Indonesia annmt,
local instrumental music, 45555. Also heard at 1615-1619, Nov 22, Bahasa
Indonesia phone-in, romantic songs, 55555.

900 MW, R Aksi Bethany, Medan, at 1620-1621 UT on Nov 22, Bahasa
Indonesian Christian talk about Jesus Christus, 45544.

3325  RR I Palangkaraya, at 1215-1531 UT on Nov 17, 18 and 24, Bahasa
Indonesia news about Medan, Indonesia and Bali, jingle, ID, advts,
traditional songs; also heard at 2047 UT, 55555.

4749.96  RRI Makassar, at 1220-1406 UT on Nov 17 and 24, Bahasa Indonesia
news // 3325 kHz about Mohammed Morsi, ID: "Radio Republik Indonesia",
hymn, song, ID: "Radio Republik Indonesia Makassar", ann, ID, "As-salamu
alaykum" (= Peace be upon you), local news, 45444.

9525v  Voice of Indonesia, Cimanggis, at 1733-1735 UT on Nov 17, Spanish
talk about Indonesia, 55555.

9680.05  RRI Jakarta, Cimanggis, at 0545-0921 UT on Nov 24, 25 and 26,
Bahasa Indonesia talks, phone-in and local music, 45343.
(all Anker Petersen- on tour in Malaysia and Sumatra-Indonesia,
dswci DXW Dec 12)

IRAN   5990 new frequency of IRIB Tehran in Japanese via Sirjan site 500
kW 60degr (ex6145), noted also on backlobe signal in Germany with S=9+10dB
strength. Morning service 21-22 UT Dec 13, now at 2130 UT HQ prayer.
// 7395 Sirjan 500 kW 53 degrees.

Also night sce in Jpn at 1330-1430 UT replaced KAM 9540 and SIR 9785 kHz,
by new 9585 kHz SIR 500 kW 60 degr, and 9665 kHz 500 kW 60 degr.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

ISRAEL    Frequency change for Kol Israel in Farsi
1500-1600 NF9985 ISR 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Fri/Sat, ex15760 // 13850
1500-1630 NF9985 ISR 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Sun-Thu, ex15760 // 13850
[AS of when? I was still hearing KI IS before 1500 Dec 11 15760 - gh]
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

JAPAN   JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1330-1430  6135 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE *various (alt.5910/5985)
2000-2100  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE *various (alt.6110/5965)
* Jap Mon/Wed/Thu; Chi/Kor Tue; Eng Fri; Kor/Jap Sat; Jap/Kor Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

KOREA D.P.R. / MYANMAR   Undoubtedly Voice of Korea in Chinese on 9729.968
footprint {checked in Japan and Australia}

and mixed Unidentified 9730.503 kHz outlet, latter which probably Myanmar
Radio Rangoon, scheduled here on 0330-0730 UT. Was on odd 9730.498 kHz on
Nov 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

KOREA Rep of   MND Radio, via JongAn, ChunCheon
0400-0455   5150 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
0400-0455 NF6360 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex6300
0500-0540 NF4925 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex5410
0500-0540   6550 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
0600-0635   6270 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
0600-0635 NF6480 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex6670
0700-0735 NF5290 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex5900
0700-0735   6435 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
1000-1040 NF4925 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex5410
1000-1040   6550 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
1100-1150   6270 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
1100-1150 NF6480 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex6670
1200-1255   5150 JNG 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio
1200-1255 NF6360 CHC 100 kW non-dir to KRE  Korean MND Radio, ex6300
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

LAOS   6130  Radio Nationale Lao, Vientiane, at 1006-1009 UT on Nov 25, HS
in Lao annmt, Laotian songs, also heard with FS at 1345-1454 UT, Nov 16,
18, 21 and 24, Thai, English (1400-1430 UT) and French, talks about the
relations between Laos and China, with musical interludes, 55444.
(Anker Petersen- on tour in Malaysia and Sumatra-INS, dswci DXW Dec 12)

LESOTHO   With Family Radio discontinuing their relay on 1197 kHz in
November, it has been confirmed that LM Radio had already stopped their
broadcast over the same transmitter a few months earlier. They had used it
during the daytime between 0500-1500, but Mauno Ritola had a reply back
from LM Radio saying that they could only run the transmitter up to 25 kW
and so the MW project ended in June 2012.
(Medium Wave Report, edited by Tony Rogers-UK, Dec BrDXC-UK Communication
magazine direct and via dxld Dec 13)

MADAGASCAR/SOUTH AFRICA   SW Radio Africa
1700-1900  4880 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF English

Radio Voice of The People
1800-1900  9345 MDC 250 kW 265 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

MADAGASCAR/UAE/VATICAN STATE   Radio Dabanga:
0430-0600  7315 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Arabic
0430-0600 11940 MDC 250 kW 325 deg to EaAF Arabic
0430-0600 13800 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to EaAF Arabic
1530-1630 13800 MDC 250 kW 325 deg to EaAF Arabic
1530-1630 15535 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Arabic

Radio ERGO
0830-0930 17680 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali

Radio Tamazuj:
0400-0430  7315 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Arabic
0400-0430 11940 MDC 250 kW 325 deg to EaAF Arabic
0400-0430 13800 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to EaAF Arabic
1500-1530 13800 MDC 250 kW 325 deg to EaAF Arabic
1500-1530 15535 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Arabic
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

MARIANA ISLS/SRI LANKA   RFA - US Radio Free Asia replaced Tinian 250 kW
267 degrees, 9400 by 15310 kHz for Vietnamese sce at 14-15 UT.

RFA in Cambodian/Khmer at 1230-1330 UT via Iranawila-CLN 250 kW
73 degrees, replaced 13765 by 17735 kHz channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

MEXICO   6184.986  Radio Educacion Mexico City, talk in Spanish at 0423 UT
Dec 13. Rather tiny poor signal here in Germany, after recent power
reduction in mid 2012.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

MOLDOVA/BULGARIA   Denge Kurdistan
0400-1600 11510 KCH 250 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1600-2000  7390 secret transmitter site WeAS Kurdish

Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow:
1700-1730 NF  7550 KCH 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri, ex 7530
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

MOLDOVA  [to KURDISTAN]  11510   OPPOSITION, Denge Kurdistan/Voice of
Kurdistan via Moldova, at 1310-1345 UT. Kurdish language broadcast.
Speculation is that this program began earlier this year (about Sept 1,
2012) as a replacement for Denge Mesopotamia either by the same sponsoring
organization or others. The HFCC lists Broadcast Belgium as the Frequency
Management Organization (FMO) for this broadcast using a 300 kW
transmitter at Simferopol
{sic, veiled location name since 35 years when USSR communist era, some
255 kilometers away of Mykolaiev-Luch-UKR real TX site ... wb.}, Ukraine.

Broadcast Belgium apparently replaced TDP who may have been previously
involved on brokering airtime for Denge Mesopotamia. The Broadcast Belgium
website,

<http://www.shortwave.be>

has a wealth of information about shortwave transmitter sites and antennas
and is set up very similar to TDP's previous web site. The firm of Alyx &
Yeyi, LLC may in some way also be involved in brokering the transmitter
airtime for this program as they list this broadcast on their web site
schedule page at

<http://www.airtime.org/schedule.asp>
(Steve Handler-IL-USA, dxld Nov 27)

MOLDOVA   Radio Payem e-Doost:
0230-0315  7460 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
1800-1845  7480 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

MYANMAR   Checked Myanmar Radio outlets on Dec 11 around 1330-1340 UT on
remote Russian SDR unit.
5915 covered by CRI Russian service from Hohot-CHN co-channel.

5985.830  Myanmar R Rangoon noted poor S=6 signal at 1335 UT.

7110 kHz even frequency from Thazin Radio Pyin Oo Lwin at Naypyidaw at
1340 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

MYANMAR   5915  Myanma Radio, Nay Pyi Taw, at 1014-1016 UT on Nov 25,
Bamar talk, 45434.

5985.83  Myanma Radio, Yegu, Yangon, at 1024-1026 and 1503-1505 UT on
Nov 21 and 25, Bamar annmt, talk, Burmese songs, 45444.

7110  Thazin R, Pyin Oo Lwin, at 0934-0936 and 1417-1445 UT on Nov 16, 21
and 25, Bamar ann, romantic songs - early broadcast! 1430 English dinner
recipe, music, 54444.

Also heard at 1030 UT on Nov 29, playing light pop music, but frequency
drifting more and more at lower side, today on 7109.986. (Bueschel)

7185.8   Myanma R, Yegu, Yangon, at 0937-0939 UT on Nov 25, Burmese song,
// 7200, but not // 9730.8 kHz, unstable transmitter, 25222.

7200  Myanma R, Nay Pyi Taw, at 0940-0943 UT on Nov 25, Burmese song
// 7185.8 kHz, 45444.

7345  Rakhine R, Pyin Oo Lwin, at 0951-0953 UT on Nov 25, Kayah talk,
45444.

9460  Thazin R, Pyin Oo Lwin, at 0513-0523 UT on Nov 24, Bamar annmt and
song, 45444.

9590  Rakhine R, Pyin Oo Lwin, at 0524-0541 UT on Nov 24, Vernacular
annmt, Burmese song, 0530 Geba annmt, song. Also heard at 0710-0712 UT on
Nov 26, Kokang annmt, pop music, 35233. {9589.992 footprint wb.}

9730.5  Myanma R, Yegu, Yangon, at 0546-0548 UT on Nov 24, Bamar ann,
Burmese song. Also heard at 0716-0732 UT on Nov 26, English talk about
recipees, English pop song, 0730 UT Bamar frequency annmt, Burmese string
music 45444.

Also heard at 0922-0923 UT on Nov 25, Bamar annmt, light songs, 35333.
{9730.498 footprint wb.}
(all Anker Petersen- on tour in Malaysia and Sumatra-Indonesia,
dswci DXW Dec 12)

PALAU/TAIWAN   Radio Free Sarawak
1000-1200 15420 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Iban

Que Me
1200-1230  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri

Khmer Post Radio
1200-1300  9960 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Tue-Fri

Khmer People Power Movement
1200-1300  9960 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Sat-Mon

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330  9950 TAI 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Japanese
1500-1530  9975 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean
1530-1600  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400  9950 TAI 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Japanese
1430-1500  9950 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Japanese
1600-1630  9780 TAI 250 kW 045 deg to NEAS Japanese

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope
1130-1200 11570 TAI 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong
2230-2300  7530 TAI 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

PHILIPPINES   9581.766  Odd whistle signal heard around 0550 to 0555 UT
Dec 13, noted on remote units in Australia and Japan. Probably PBS DZFM
Radio ng Bayam, or DZRM Radyo Magasin fm in Filipino language, from older
VoA tx site near Marulas, Quezon City.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

ROMANIA    Frequency changes of Radio Romania International:
0300-0356 NF 9870 TIG 300 kW 247 deg to SoAM Spanish,  ex13630
1800-1856 NF 7300 TIG 300 kW 307 deg to WeEUR English, ex11955
2200-2256 NF 9790 TIG 300 kW 247 deg to SoAM Spanish,  ex13860
2200-2256 NF11870 TIG 300 kW 247 deg to SoAM Spanish,  ex15160
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Radio Free Kenyalang on Dec 13 via NEXUS IRRS SW:
1300-1500 on 17815 TIG 300 kW / 100 deg to SoEaAS, ex15650 TAC
ID in Iban at 1429 UT and frequency announcement, 35543 in Sofia.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

ROMANIA   [to SARAWAK MLA]  17815  on Dec 13 at 1458 UT, good signal with
slow fades, conversation between studio and phoner in presumed Iban. I
tuned in just in time to hear R. Free Kenyalang ID, and 1459 UT change to
IRRS Milano sign-off offering numbered QSL card, operatic theme, cut off
at 1500:23* UT.

This followed a tip after 1000 UT from Ron Norton of NEXUS-IBA that they
would be testing to SE Asia with 300 kW at 13-15 UT today: no mention of
RF Kenyalang, or transmitter site, but that's obviously it, and we assume
with 300 kW it's via ROMANIA; Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, says it's Tiganeshti
Romania.

Remains to be heard whether this be permanentized; so RFK is trying IRRS
instead of last week's test via WRN on 15650 kHz, which Ivo now thinx was
via Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.

It's a rather high frequency to penetrate into Borneo by 11 pm local, but
they put a fine signal into Oklahoma, and Lim Kwet Hian in Jakarta says
"Tonight, Dec 13, I heard R Free Kenyalang at 1340 UT, 17815 kHz with
strong signal and good reception. Akwet".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 13)

Log of remote Brisbane Australia Perseus receiving post:
At present since tune-in at 13 UT - in progress strong signal in peaks up
to S=9+5dB fluttery from Tiganesti Romania site, in - I guess Malaysian
Iban, Malay pop music of the 60ties/70ties, after that "SWB" mentioned,
also Iban Association.

From 1313 UT Dec 13 phone-in program about Vice President,
Radio Free Kenyalang in Iban mentioned.

1313-1323 UT phone-in program by female, and male vice president in radio
studio.

At same time slot some different broadcaster noted in 16 mb,
mostly EGY, UAE, ARS, IRN are much most powerful stations at this night
slot in target. GUM, MDG, RRW and CHN jammer were weaker:

17550 IRN Ar
17605 GUM AWR
17615 17625 17705 ARS Riyadh Ar
17650 IRN Ar
17670 MDG AWR Vietnamese
17680 GUM AWR
17715 IRN Malay
17735 UAE YFR
17790 CHN Firedrake against BBC Uighur
17800 RRW Kigali
17870 EGY Cairo

73 wolfgang
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

Dec. 13, 2012 test to South-East Asia on 17815 kHz
From Organization:  NEXUS International Broadcasting Association

Hello There from Milan, Italy,
A short message to announce a two hour test from IRRS-Shortwave today
Thursday Dec. 13, 2012 to South-East Asia on 17815 kHz from 1300-1500 UT
(300 kW). The program will be in local languages, with short announcements
and station IDs in English.

We will be grateful for reception reports from listeners in the above
target area. Please send your reception reports by email to
<reports (at) nexus (dot) org>

A QSL card will be sent to all correct reception reports for this test.

Thank you and best 73s,
Ron

Ron Norton                  NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
email: <ron @ nexus.org>    <http://www.nexus.org>

RUSSIA   21800  Voice of Russia's tx at Irkutsk was very early on air,
with just carrier only at 0526 UT Dec 13. Scheduled towards AUS/NZL/PAC
daily at 0600-1000 UT, S=8-9 heard in Australia remote network unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

RUSSIA   5930  Petropavlovsk-K. 5930 kHz also in Winter?

Althought Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is listed in WRTH on 5930 kHz for a
Summer period only, this morning I heard two transmitters with Radio
Rossii (resp. Reg prgr) on this frequency. At 0550 UT there were two
different programs, one was from Murmansk/Monchegorsk, the other was
Petropavlovsk with its own prgr of a different RR edition (?). The
Murmansk signal was in // 5940 kHz Magadan.

At 0600 UT there was Radio Rossii news with a slight echo on 5930 kHz (so
both TXs were carrying this news). There was nothing heard on 6010 kHz
(Petropavlovsk winter frequency).

So it seems Petropavlovsk-K. uses this frequency also in winter?
(Karel Honzik-CZE, hcdx Dec 14)

Re: Petropavlovsk-K. on 5930 kHz also in Winter?
5930 0100 2100 19       MUR   50 339  902 RUS RRS GFC
5930 1245 1530 41       IRK  250 224  218 RUS TWR GFC
5930 1700 1300 35       P.K  100  30  218 RUS RRS GFC
#218  AHR(S)4/4/1.0 shows 4 dipols horizontal + 4 dipols vertical rows

Requested 6010 kHz on the Paris conference in August,
but changed the request to 5930 kHz on September 26.

... and summer data A-12
5930 1700 1300 25,26,35 P.K  100  15  158 RUS RRS GFC
#158  AHR(S)2/4/1.0 shows 2 dipols horizontal row

73 wolfy df5sx  (wb, hcdx Dec 14)

SERBIA/BOSNIA   6190 International Radio Serbia via Bijeljina Bosnia site
in English heard with powerful signal at 0200-0230 UT Dec 16, meant
scheduled Sundays only!, see full schedule below.

S=9+35dB signal in all over western Europe remote SDR posts. WRTH p474
mentions the Tue-Sat portion only. Program contained touristic report of
Serbia, new skiing, climbing, fishing, hiking facilities in Serbian
mountain resorts. From 0228 to 0230 UT interval signal signature heard on
various instruments, like guitar, xylophone, piano til TX off at
0230:06 UT.

BEO - Stubline  Serbia
BIJ - Bijeljina Bosnia
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

Winter B-12 schedule of International Radio Serbia
0100-0130  6190 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM  Serbian Mon-Sat
0100-0200  6190 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM  Serbian Sun
0130-0200  6190 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM  English Mon-Sat
0200-0230  6190 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM  Serbian Mon-Sat
0200-0230  6190 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM  English Sun

1400-1430  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR English
1430-1500  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Serbian
1500-1530  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Spanish
1530-1600  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Arabic
1600-1630  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Russian
1630-1700  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR French
1700-1730  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR German
1730-1745  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Chinese
1745-1800  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Albahian
1800-1815  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Hungarian
1815-1830  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Greek
1830-1900  9635*BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Italian

1900-1930  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to RUSS  Russian
1930-2000  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
2000-2030  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Spanish
2030-2100  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sun-Fri
2030-2130  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sat
2100-2130  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German  Sun-Fri
2130-2200  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR French
2200-2230  6100#BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English

* not active at the moment
# co-ch 19-2230 China Radio Internat in Russian/Arabic/Arabic/Ch
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 20)

SOMALIA   Radio Hargeysa Voice of Somaliland:
0330-0500  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali
1500-1900  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali
[?? has also been widely reported until 1400v   gh]
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

7120  Totally bad overmodulated program from Hargeisa Somaliland, 0425 til
0428 UT Dec 13. Read S=9+20dB signal srength here in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

SOUTH AFRICA/UAE/U.K.   Radio Okapi
0400-0500 11690 MEY 250 kW 340 deg to CeAF French/Lingala
1600-1700 11795 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to CeAF French/Lingala
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

SOUTH AMERICA   Logs from South America

Hallo, an Bord des Forschungsschiffes Meteor mit einer eher schmalbandigen
Internetverbindung (128 kbit/s), die stundenweise gar nicht funktioniert,
wenn bei unguenstigem Kurs die Aufbauten den freien Blick zum Satelliten
versperren, gewinnt die Kurzwelle fuer mich auch als Informationsquelle
wieder eine ganz neue Bedeutung. Wir sind zur Zeit vor der Kueste Perus im
Pazifik unterwegs. Auf Nachrichten aus Deutschland braucht man wohl nicht
mehr zu hoffen, aber auf den BBC World Service ist immer noch Verlass. Auf
Mittelwelle und im Tropenband gibt es auch tagsueber viel zu entdecken.
Dies ist eine kleine Auswahl der Kurzwellensender, die ich gestern (meist
mit Hilfe der EiBi-Liste) identifizieren konnte, alle mit einem Degen
DE1103 und der Teleskopantenne an Deck empfangen:

Logs from South America

Hello, aboard the research vessel Meteor with a rather narrow band
Internet connection (128 kbit / s), which works by the hour not even when
in unfavorable course the structures obstruct the clear view of the
satellites, shortwave wins for me as a source of information back a whole
new importance. We are currently off the coast of Peru in the Pacific way.
Get news from Germany you probably need no more hope, but on the BBC World
Service is still reliable.

On medium wave and in the tropical band, there is also much to explore
during the day. This is a small selection of short wave radio that I could
yesterday (usually with the help of EiBi list) identify all received with
a sword and the DE1103 telescopic antenna on deck:

kHz   UTC     Date     ITU Station  language
 3330 0300 11 Dec 2012 PRU Ondas de Huallaga S
 4790 0304 11 Dec 2012 PRU Radio Vision-LV Salvacion S
 4840 0302 11 Dec 2012 USA WWCR 3 Nashville, TN E
 4955 2336 11 Dec 2012 PRU Radio Cultura Amauta, Huanta S
 5025 0305 11 Dec 2012 CUB Radio Rebelde  S
 5921 1631 11 Dec 2012 PRU Radio Bethel, Arequipa S
 5935 0319 11 Dec 2012 USA DRadio Gene Scott E
 5960 0316 11 Dec 2012 GUF NHK Radio Japan J
 6020 0314 11 Dec 2012 ALB CRI China Radio International M
 6025 1635 11 Dec 2012 BOL Radio Illimani/Patria Nueva S
 6050 0312 11 Dec 2012 EQA HCJB Voice of Andes S
 6105 1639 11 Dec 2012 BOL Radio Panamericana S
 6125 0310 11 Dec 2012 E Radio Exterior Espana S
 6155 1719 11 Dec 2012 BOL Radio Fides  S
 6174 1644 11 Dec 2012 PRU Radio Tawantinsuyo S
 6175 0307 11 Dec 2012 USA Voice of Vietnam S
 7335 0322 11 Dec 2012 CVA RVA Radio Vaticana AR
 7390 0352 11 Dec 2012 D RL Radio Liberty TK
 7405 0348 11 Dec 2012 USA Radio Marti  S
 9535 0328 11 Dec 2012 E Radio Exterior Espana S
 9620 0327 11 Dec 2012 E Radio Exterior Espana S
 9665 0324 11 Dec 2012 B Marumby-Voz Missionaria P
 9690 0326 11 Dec 2012 CHN CRI China Radio International E
11840 0339 11 Dec 2012 CUB Radio Habana Cuba S
11860 2331 11 Dec 2012 MRA VOA Voice of America E
11870 0334 11 Dec 2012 USA WEWN EWTN Catholic Radio S
11935 0330 11 Dec 2012 GUF NHK Radio Japan J
11960 0329 11 Dec 2012 CHN China National Radio 1 M
12035 0345 11 Dec 2012 SEY BBC British Broadcasting Co. E
15400 1736 11 Dec 2012 ASC BBC British Broadcasting Co. E
15630 0342 11 Dec 2012 RUS Voice of Russia E

Bei Temperaturen um 20 Grad und Sonnenschein ist das Radiohoeren im Freien
hier zur Zeit durchaus ein Vergnuegen, nur weihnachtliche Stimmung will
mangels Schnee und Gluehwein nicht so recht aufkommen.

73 von Bord der Meteor (DBBH),

With temperatures around 20 centigrade and sunshine on the radio listening
outdoors here is currently quite a pleasure, just Christmas spirit does
not want to pay for lack of snow and mulled wine really.

73 out aboard the Meteor ship (DBBH)

Felix Riess dl5xl (z.Zt. 12 degr South 78 degr West).
{Felix was the radio operator on German Antarctic research station in
Antarctic some decade ago ... wb.}

SPAIN   1080  QSL Radio Granada (SER). Nach 225 Tagen (interessanterweise
genau am Abend des Tages, an dem ich mein f/up im Briefkasten deponiert
hatte), kam ein QSL Brief von dem 1931 gegruendeten Radio Granada per
E-mail.

Radio Granada
Santa Paula, 2
18001 Granada
ESPANA - SPAIN

V/s: Jose Luis Ramirez Domenech, Director General.
(Ewald Glantschnig-Geneve-SUI, A-DX Dec 8)

1224 kHz COPE Lleida QSL. Nach 3 Tagen kam eine E-mail QSL fuer einen
snail mail RR von COPE Lleida. Sendeleistung sind 4 kW, frueherer Name:
Radio Popular de Lerida - EAK-15. COPE Lleida und COPE Mallorca sind
diejenigen Sender aus Spanien auf 1224 kHz, die hier in Genf am staerksten
ankommen.

COPE Lleida
Academia, 14 - 20
25002 LLEIDA - Lerida
ESPANA - SPAIN

V/s: Jordi Perez, Dept. Tecnico.
(Ewald Glantschnig-Geneve-SUI, A-DX Dec 15)

SRI LANKA   6004.787  Weak 10 kW power signal - probably - from SLBC
Colombo Ekala site, in English at 0202 UT Dec 16. Only tiny signal S=4-5
just on threshold level. Hit heavily by TRT Turkish from Emirler on
adjacent 6000 kHz at 01-03 UT, and weak RHC program underneath.

7189.791  Male talk in - probably - Hindi language of SLBC Colombo Ekala
site, scheduled 0200-0230 UT, S=6-7 signal in Germany.

9770.204  This channel had the best signal of three Ekala broadcasts,
heard this night. Enjoyable very British Empire slow fox music program at
0220-0226 UT Dec 16. S=8 fair signal here in Stuttgart Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

SRI LANKA/TAJIKISTAN   Radio Free Chosun from Dec 3
1200-1400 NF7595 DB  200 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean, ex11560
2000-2100   7505 DB  100 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean

CMI Voice of Wilderness from Dec 5
1300-1330 NF6275 DB  100 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean Mon-Sat, ex9920
1300-1330  15180 TRM 250 kW 045 deg to KRE  Korean Mon-Sat
1300-1400  15180 TRM 250 kW 045 deg to KRE  Korean Sun
1300-1430 NF6275 DB  100 kW 071 deg to KRE  Korean Sun, ex9920

Frequency change of Radio Free Asia in Khmer from Dec.5:
1230-1330 NF 17735 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS, ex13765 // 15160 TIN
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

SUDAN   9505 even. Overmodulated domestic sce of Radio Omdurman, Sudan,
noted at 0450 UT Dec 13, like a pause signal. Sudanese young girl sung.
But at 0451 UT switched from domestic too much better well modulated
different program of La Voix du Soudan, S=9+15dB level noted here in
Germany.

Also heard at S=7 level in Brisbane remote unit much later at 0610 UT
Dec 13.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

TAIWAN   11634.990  R Taiwan International in Thai service via Pao Chung
site, scheduled 14-16 UT, noted with nx read by male at 1406 UT Dec 15.
S=8 fluttery signal to Europe.

11604.855  R Taiwan International in Vietnamese service via Tainan site
noted at 1410 UT Dec 15, hit by Vietnamese SIRENE bubble jamming on nearby
11605.005 kHz, fair S=8 signal in Germany.

9624.915  R Taiwan International in Vietnamese service via Tainan site
noted at S=9+5dB level at 1427 UT Dec 15, Vietnamese lady singer,
scheduled 14-15 UT. No VTN jamming heard on this channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

TAJIKISTAN   Voice of Tibet 7547 / 7542 kHz at 1330-1358 UT. Mentioned
often Dalai Lama in undoubtedly Chinese language - not Tibetan - heard
from 1335 UT on 7547 kHz exact, and hopped 5 kHz down to 7542 kHz at
1342 UT Dec 11. Usual VoTibet's Dushanbe Yangi Yul outlet ?

Signal strength at S=9+10dB level observed on remote SDR unit in Russia.

In A-12 summer season Voice of Tibet mostly did bcast on 15 MHz band...

11517  - Most probably - now Voice of Tibet transmission in 25 mband,
logged fluttery S=8 signal at 1405 to 1430 UT Dec 15. Could be usually
Dushanbe Yangi Yul 100 kW outlet ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11/15)

6225  FMO broker of Democratic Voice of Burma via Dushanbe Yangi Yul
planned to replace 11560 by deep winter Dec/Jan frequency from Dec 15,
1430-1530 UT. Power 100 kW 125 degr.
Acc to Ivo Ivanov-BUL DVB station still on air on 11560 kHz til Dec 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13/15)

Democratic Voice of Burma on 6225 kHz. DVB QSY to 6225 kHz from today on
Dec 15 at 1430 UT, received on 11560 kHz yesterday Dec 14.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Dec 15)

TANZANIA   [Zanzibar Isl]  6015.004 footprint at 0411 UT Dec 13. S=7 fade-
out greyline signal most probably from Zanzibar, typical Swahili lang talk
by two males. Scheduled 0250-0600 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

UNIDENTIFIED   19005  on Nov 26 at 1520 UT, poor signal with some English.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, dxld Dec 6)

3 x 6335 kHz ? V. of Iraqi Kurdistan used to be there (gh, dxld)

Probably harmonic when propagation / SF figures are excellent ...
v4750 Bangladesh Betar or Radio Dunamis Shortwave Mukono Uganda
from 1500 UT ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

UAE/U.K.   EDC Sudan Radio Service Darfur Program
0400-0530 13720 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to NEAF Arabic
1600-1730 17745 WOF 300 kW 135 deg to NEAF Arabic

Radio Damal, Voice of the Somali People
0400-0700 15700 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali
1830-1930 11740 WOF 250 kW 128 deg to EaAF Somali
1930-2130 11970 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

UNIDENTIFIED   Radio Free Kenyalang, new WRN service,
observed only Dec 1-4
1200-1400 15650 secret transmitter site SoEaAS Iban till Dec 4
1200-1400 15430 secret transmitter site SoEaAS Iban not active
THOSE 2 FREQUENCIES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FROM WRN'S HFCC DATABASE
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

U.K.   7335  HCJ Arabic service to WeAfrica via 250 kW powerful
Woofferton-UK unit, scheduled daily 2100-2145 UT, hit heavily by co-
channel CNR2 China Business Radio from Baoji-Sifangshan tx site #724,
logged at 2130 UT Dec 15.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

U.K.  The former BBCWS transmitter site at Rampisham [England] is now up
for sale. After the final SW transmissions were made from there at the end
of October 2011, it was mooted it was being "mothballed". But it is now
available to buy via Lambert Smith Hampton as "former radio transmission
site" including 35 transmission towers and one stayed mast, but no mention
of transmitters, which have presumably been removed, but to where?
<http://www.lsh.co.uk>

Full details at:
<http://lsh.caldes2.com/property_images/30274/Rampisham_-_Radio_transmission_station.pdf>
(Alan Pennington, Dec BrDXC-UK Communication magazine via dxld Dec 13)

USA   7506.354  WRNO New Orleans, played well known Christmas songs at
0437-0445 UT Dec 13. Modulation not bad. S=9+15 fair signal observed in
southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

9329.957  WBCQ Monticello ME , poor S4-5 fluttery transatlantic signal
into Germany, sermon on God and the monkey ... "Where is God?", ID at
0445 UT, Dec 13. Address given twice, POBox 7100, 91109 CA, USA. "Bible
Radio Network" asked for donations, played "Holy Night" christmas song.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

6175.003  footprint of Voice of Vietnam's Spanish lang relay via Furman-AL
WHRI Cypress Creek site. Seldom heard VTN / Spanish - Vietnamese accented
reader. Talk on Vietnam family average income. S=9+25 dB powerful heard in
Germany, at 0430-0528 UT time slot, Dec 13.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

6175  on Dec 13 at 0527 UT, VOV bit of Vietnamese, before BaBcoCk switched
to their fill music loop, just like they used to do via Sackville on this
frequency; now it`s via WHRI, as Wolfgang Büschel points out, replacing
7345 via Woofferton which had been used for the final 0430 UT hour only to
WeNorth America, and was coming in well here the last time we checked. But
obviously Cypress Creek should be more reliable for such a target. HFCC
shows the change was made on Dec 1.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 13)

9640  WHRI Cypress Creek site, powerhouse English sermon, S=9+35dB real
250 kW powerful signal. Songs of childrens chorus. WRTH mentions Sat 4-5
UT only, but heard on Thursday. Mentioned Doyle Davidson, Water of Life
Ministries, POBox 861327, Plano, TX 75086-1327, USA.
<http://www.doyledavidson.com/news/radio.shtml>
TX close down at 0459:51 UT
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

Frequency change of WYFR Family Radio from Dec 4:
0100-0200 NF 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to CeAM Spanish, ex15440

No change for the programs of Radio Taiwan International via Okeechobee:
2200-2300 15440 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to CeAM English
2300-2400 15440 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to CeAM Chinese
0000-0100 15440 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to CeAM Cantonese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

UZBEKISTAN   Radio Free North Korea from Dec 3
1200-1400 NF7485 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to KRE  Korean, ex11550

North Korea Reform Radio:
1500-1700   7590 TAC 200 kW 070 deg to KRE  Korean

Voice of Tigers, confirmed Nov 3/10/17, but not Nov 24 & Dec 1/8
1530-1630  12160 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to CLN  Tamil Sat

Voice of Martyrs(Freedom):
1600-1730  7515 TAC 100 kW 065 deg to KRE  Korean
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

VIETNAM   9635.003  Voice of Vietnam Son Tay in Vietnamese at 1425 UT
Dec 15., S=8 little fluttery in Europe, but fine powerful audio
modulation level. Duet singer.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

VIETNAM   5925  Voice of Vietnam 2, Hanoi, at 1017-1020 UT on Nov 25,
Vietnamese talk by man and woman, 35333 // 9530 kHz.

6020  Voice of Vietnam, Buon Me Thout, at 1003-1005 UT on Nov 25,
Vietnamese talk, 45444.

6165  Voice of Vietnam, Hanoi, at 1414-1416 UT on Nov 16, Vietnamese
songs, 35333.

7210  Voice of Vietnam, Daclac, at 0740-0742 and 1420-1421 UT on Nov 16
and 26, Vietnamese talk and interview, 35333; India not heard.

9530  Voice of Vietnam, Hanoi, at 0915-0917 UT on Nov 25, Vietnamese talk,
35333.

9635  Voice of Vietnam, Son Tay, at 0542-0919 and 1424-1442 UT on Nov 16,
21, 24, 25 and 26, Vietnamese ann, talks and songs, 45434 // 5975 kHz
(32332), 7210 and 9530 kHz.

11720  Voice of Vietnam, Son Tay, at 0607-0609 UT on Nov 24, Vietnamese
talk, 35333.
(all Anker Petersen- on tour in Malaysia and Sumatra-Indonesia,
dswci DXW Dec 12)

YEMEN   9780.086  Odd frequency footprint, Yemen RTV Sana'a in Arabic, a
little bit under-modulated, poor carrier and tiny S=5-6 signal at 1418 UT
Dec 15.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

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DAB-Senderliste IRT Stand 11/2012.

beim Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT) ist eine ausfuehrliche Liste der
DAB-Sender mit Stand November 2012 zu sehen.

Man entdeckt beim genauen Studium auch zukuenftige Planungen -
siehe jeweils Kommentar in der vorletzten Spalte.

10 kW Ausbau im Mai 2013 beim SWR Albstadt-Raichberg ... aber wie am ORS
Pfaender Bregenz immer noch kein BundesMUX mit DLF etc. - das dauert ...

<http://www.irt.de/de/publikationen/wittsmoorliste/dab-
hoerfunksender.html>

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SWR2-Zeitwort - Heinrich Hertz weist elektromagnetischen Wellen nach.

Heute {13 Dec} vor 124 Jahren hatte Heinrich Hertz die elektromagnetischen
Wellen nachgewiesen.

Aus diesem Anlass hatte das SWR2-Zeitwort um 06:45 hrs dieses Thema
aufgegriffen.

Ich finde, dass es eine sehr gelungene Wuerdigung des 13.12.1888 ist - man
beachte besonders den letzten Satz von Albert Einstein ganz am Ende, hi.

Link auf das Manuskript und die Audiodatei.

Manuskript der Sendung:
<http://www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/zeitwort/-
/id=10542104/property=download/nid=660694/qa7i5m/swr2-zeitwort-
20121213.pdf>

MP3-Datei der Sendung:
<http://mp3-
download.swr.de/swr2/zeitwort/2012/12/swr2_zeitwort_131212.6444m.mp3>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)


Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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