WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - January 21st, 2013 (BC-DX #1100)

15:17 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments






compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ANGOLA/VIETNAM   [and non]  Have been receiving what I can only presume to
be RNA N'Gola Yetu on 7216.6 kHz from 15z, now gone due to powerhouse on
7215 kHz, always struggling with 7215 kHz snippets of music and unID
language heard. Carrier detectable now in all the splash.
(Mark Davies, Anglesey, Wales, Jan 13, dxld)

Maybe, but beware of Vietnam off-frequency from 7220 kHz, recently reported
around here.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld)

Re RNA N'Gola Yetu 7216.6 kHz. Been trying for this since Mark reported it
earlier and have just caught a clear ID for Voice of Vietnam signing on in
French at 2100 UT on 7216.5 kHz, // much stronger 7280 kHz. VOV French is
scheduled on 7220, 7280, 9550 and 9730 kHz at this time; it seems that
their 7220 kHz transmitter is considerably off-channel at the moment. I
haven't heard Angola here recently but it's quite possible that both
Vietnam and Angola are on a very similar offset frequency.
73s (Dave Kenny, ibid.)

Footprint AGL 7216.754 kHz by Salmaniw and Dumrese in Jan 2012! no log
received here in past 11 months. VTN 7216.493 kHz noted by yours truly on
Jan 1st, 2013. 73 wb (Wolfgang Bueschel, Jan 13, ibid.)

Further to my previous post Angola only now (19z) appearing on 4949.8 kHz
hardly any audio as usual.
(Mark, Anglesey, BDXC-UK yg via dxld)

Noted most likely odd signal on 7216.473 kHz around 1620-1640 UT Jan 20
on various remote SDR rx in Germany, Russia and Japan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

BOLIVIA   Today I tuned to Radio Santa Cruz on 6135 kHz at 0055 UT, still
amazed at its relatively good reception over here, SINPO 33333 at times.
Male Announcer reading ephemeris, followed by a lively tropical song by
Los Wawanco. Very clear ID at TOH, "Radio Santa Cruz, 690 kHz onda media,
6135 kHz onda corta, 02.3 MHz frecuencia modulada, desde Santa Cruz de la
Sierra, Bolivia", followed by PSAs.

At 0114 UT time I went to 6155 kHz to listen to Radio Fides, which plays
excellent music but unfortunately lacks a good signal over here, 23232.
Great Latin oldies, including "Dueno de Nada" by Jose Luis Rodriguez,
"Dejame Intentar" by Carlos Mata and "No Hay Nada Mas Dificil que Vivir
sin Ti" by Mana. After the first song, an ad for Multivision, a cable TV
company from La Paz.

Finally, at 2231 UT I tuned to Radio Pio Doce on 5952 kHz, with hard-to-
understand PSAs where some sentences could be understood like "Estoy harto
de trabajar tanto", "Tenemos que trabajar duro por nuestros hijos", etc.
Then back a news programme on 2234 UT, time check in Spanish by a cheerful
woman before changing to another language, I suppose it was quechua.
33232.
(Eduardo Peralta-ARG, dxld Jan 19)

BRAZIL    11682.200  {11659 - 11676 kHz range}.
On Thur Jan 17, Jorge Freitas wrote: 11780 on 17 Jan at 2307 UZ Brazil,
RNA in Portuguese. Signal almost imperceptible. Suffering severe QRM from
11775 lHz R Free Asia and Chinese jammer. 6180 kHz also coming up with a
signal well below the last two days.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Jan 17)

RNA - At 2156 UT I was pleased to find no signal on 11780 kHz. This did
not last long as I continued to tune downward and encountered an extremely
distorted FMy blob centered on 11670 kHz but recognizable as Brazilan
Portuguese. If AIR GOS in English was there as scheduled until 2230 UT, it
was totally wiped out.

I'm sure this signal is RNA as it's still barely readable by slope
detexion. After 2200 UT it intrudes upon NHK 11665 kHz.

At 2328 UT, still the blob on 11670 kHz and now it's stronger, spreading
wider somewhat beyond plus/minus 5 kHz, worse during music. I don't find
any other peaks on the 11 MHz band, tho the background noise level may be
slightly higher in the vicinity. Other signals further away continue to be
unaffected. But it may well get worse.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 17)

Yes Glenn, I'm sorry to have to agree with you on this, but now a very
strong signal at 2349 UT in +/- 11673 kHz of RNA with heavy distortion.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Jan 17)

The RNA blob is still there during checks at 0325 and 0415 T on Jan 18.
Extends from 11660 to 11676 kHz, with the strongest signal between 11664
and 11672 kHz. Audio is // to 6180 kHz. No signal on nominal 11780 kHz.
The blob sounds much like an FM signal in AM mode, but no sign of the DRM-
like noise from earlier this week.
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld Jan 18)

And out here in Eastern Newfoundland, I am getting the same blobby sound
extending from 11660 to 11680 kHz. It was 2355 UT Jan 17 when I first
checked it and it is still there now, just past 0000 UT. It's very strong,
though nearly impossible to pick out words.
(Philip Hiscock-CAN, dxld Jan 18)

11668.200  When switched the Perseus SDR to FM mode, could easily
recognize Portuguese program of // RNA 6180 kHz, at 0150 UT Jan 18 in
wideband range 11659 - 11676 kHz. see also under UNIDENTIFIED item below.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

CHINA   5969.986  Reactivated Gannan PBS  v5970 kHz.
I could hear Gannan PBS with the same language pattern on 3990.97 kHz in
the end of November last year. Now it seems to be off.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld Jan 15)

UnID Tibetan station was received on 3991 kHz in Japan at end of November
to early December 2012, but was not able to confirm it.

The Japanese DXer's continue still monitoring it.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Jan 15)

CHN  Hezouh site 1332 kHz 2x15 kW 3990 / but 5970 kHz now 50 kW in B12
34 58 14.23 N  102 54 31.58 E
see corner reflector antenna above the TX house
<http://binged.it/UQrJyk>

But HFCC / ITU call LAN = Lanzhou requested for 3990 kHz in B12.
36 02 N  103 50 E  location on downtown, sic.

FRANCE   7330  via Issoudun France, first Sunday of the month at 11 UT.
Test on Jan 20th, regular service start Febr 3rd.

RADIO JOYSTICK: Neues Jahr, neue Musik und neue Frequenz. Seit 25 Jahren
gibt es sie monatlich auf Kurzwelle:
Funky Sounds 4 Central Europe!

Themen an jedem ersten Wochenende eines jeden Monats:
Malta, Medien, Musik - und mehr!

Im neuen Jahr wird RADIO JOYSTICK mit 100 kW Sendeleistung aus Issoudun
(France) mehr Hoerer erreichen. Auch die Frequenz verspricht besseren
Empfang:

Ab Februar ist die Charlie-Prince-Show auf 7330 kHz zu hoeren, also im
41-m-Band der Kurzwelle. Nach einem "Test" am 20. Januar 2013 um
11 hrs UT auf 7330 kHz hoert man uns an jedem ersten Sonntag eines jeden
Monats ab 11 Uhr UT! Auf dieser Frequenz! Hoerbar jederzeit im Internet:
<www.play.fm/artist/charlieprince>

Sendungen werden fuer Syndication produziert. Gratis koennen sie Webradios
angeboten werden, die problemlos und effizient ihre eigenen Jingles und
Werbespots einbauen koennen!
Syndication: <www.charlieprinceshow.com>

'Danke!' fuer jede Unterstuetzung - macht Gebrauch vom neuen Spendenbutton
auf der Homepage!  Viel Spass mit den Sendungen!
(Jens Hofstadt-D, A-DX Jan 15)

FRENCH GUIANA   6129.985  Surprisingly odd frequency from French
Montsinery relay at 0914 UT on Jan 17. Heard NHK Radio Japan in Portuguese
by male and female reader at S=8 only level, on back lobe signal side.
Heard on remote SDR unit in FL-USA. Requested at 0900-0930 UT daily. NHK
address given at 0927 UT, followed by a female popular song performance.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

GEORGIA   [Abkhazia separated area]  9535.000  Jan 18th heard around 0730-
0745 UT on very tiny S=6 signal strength level in peaks. R. Abkhaziya in
Abkhaz from ex-jamming Sukhumi 5 kW shortwave signal there. Program on SW
ends around 0800-0812 UT varying.

At SDR unit on Twente NL University rx much weaker at S=4 to 6 level, just
above threshold. But signal increased suddenly around 0754 UT, stopped
transmission today at 0816:22 UT.

Shortwave transmissions from Sukhumi are irregularly, not every day on SW.

Listeners from outside Europe can listen too via
<http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/>

Someone with Russian national background should ask the station to extend
their shortwave service by one hour til 0910 UT, due of recent Russia
STANDARD TIME change, to allow regular morning reception in central and
western Europe too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

Radio Abkhazia was heard on Jan 18 with weak signal in Sofia, BUL 0755-
0816 UT on 9535 kHz SUK 005 kW / non-dir to CeAs Abkhaz, scheduled 0600-
0800 UT  SW transmissions are irregularly, not every day, maybe: Mon/Tue
or Wed/Fri.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, RUSdx and also via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

GERMANY   9850  Norddeutscher Rundfunk via Wertachtal, 9850 kHz, full data
"Das Beste am Norden" card in 16 days for English airmail report and US
$2.00 return postage. This was for the special 'Gruss an Bord' program on
Christmas Eve.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Jan 20)

GERMANY   Radio 700, Kall Germany, testing on 9700 kHz.

Very best signal noted on remote SDR's in England, signals in range S=9+10
to +20dB,

So the R700 foreign service for Albion could be initialised by Christian
of radio house Euskirchen Germany :-) :-)

RR's appreciated to Radio 700 at
"Christian Milling"  <christian.milling @ funkhaus-euskirchen.de>

Much weaker in Netherlands, in Northern Sweden only tiny S=3, sweet
popular German Schlager hit song "Am weissen Strand von San Angelo..."

in Northern Italy San Marino region at S=8-9 level, some 5% noisy ...,

in Moscow and Finland poor S=4 signal, just above threshold.

Unfortunately bad UTE signal on 9699 to 9703 kHz.
Needs must to change Perseus bandwidth to notch out 9701-9704 kHz range.

No problem with adjacent PBS Xinjiang on 9705 kHz in Kyrgyz scheduled
to 1230 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

9700 kHz - RRs erwuenscht - ... jetzt im Winter wohl mehr was fuers
Ausland - hier bei Hannover mit SIO 2-3/4/3, kaum mal O=4. "Every thing,
I want to do / I want to do with you", Albert Hammond, hab' ich auch
schon lange nicht mehr gehoert. Ab der Mitte des Stuecks ist im oberen
Seitenband ein rauschartiges Datensignal hinzugekommen.
(Nils Schiffhauer-D  DK8OK, A-DX Jan 15)

GERMANY   9480  at 0937-0959'59* UT, from Germany "Radio Atlantic 2000",
Bremen, Jan 13, French/English. OM short talks with ID, frequencies,
e-mail and site address, a lot of nice western oldies - almost good with
slight fading, local noise and CNR in Tibetan in the background.
(Mikhail Timofeyev-RUS, hcdx Jan 13)

According German fcc FNA / BNA - BundesNetzAgentur
tx site location is at Schwerin Goehren, some 195 kilometer eastwards of
Bremen city. ITU call GOH

53 32 07.23 N  11 36 46.45 E

<http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=53.536818~11.612181&lvl=17&dir=0&sty=h&form=LMLTCC>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

GERMANY/ITALY/LATVIA/ROMANIA    E.M.R. Radio City and Radio Gloria to
Europe & the World.

Saturday 19th: Radio City.
Radio City will be on the air Saturday January 19th at 1900-2000 UT
on 7270{seemingly RadioCom site at Saftica-ROU} kHz via the IRRS brokery.

A separate programme is broadcast every Saturday at 2000-2100 UT
via Radio Merkurs in Latvia on 1485 kHz.

Our mailing address is <citymorecars @ yahoo.ca>
(also maybe available on 1368 kHz from Italy)

Sunday 27th: Radio Gloria
0400-0600 UT, Radio Gloria on 9480 kHz <radiogloria @ aol.com>
World Service

Sunday 27th: European Music Radio to Europe
0800-0900 UT, E.M.R on 7265 kHz <studio @ emr.org.uk>  Goehren-GER
0900-1000 UT, E.M.R on 9480 kHz <studio @ emr.org.uk>  Goehren-GER
0900-1000 UT, E.M.R on 6005 kHz <studio @ emr.org.uk>  Kall-GER
(Tom 'Taylor', Jan 16)

Hamburger Lokalradio has changed there schedule.
Every Wednesday and Saturday
0500-0800 UT 7265 kHz (3hrs)
0800-1100 UT 6190 kHz (3hrs)
1100-1700 UT 7265 kHz (6hrs)
All reports to: <redaktion @ hamburger-lokalradio.de>
Thank you! Good Listening!
{all via Schwerin Goehren tx site, in Carrier + Upper Side Band outlet}
(Tom 'Taylor', Jan 16)

GUAM   5765-USB, Jan 18 at 1350 UT, AFN is off again, no signal.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 18)

5765usb  heard AFN AFRTS Guam sideband signal on Jan 17 in Brisbane,
excellent powerhouse signal, when checked Pacific, Vanuatu, Solomon, PNG,
INS etc. etc.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

AFN-Guam operates on 13362 kHz now for 24 hrs.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Jan 19)

INDONESIA   4869.913  Poor signal logged from RRI Wamena, just on
threshold up to S=7, at 1016 UT Jan 17, hit by annoying UTE noise scratch,
but not CODAR signal type in range 4864 to 4867 kHz, at least. Heard on
remote SDR unit in AUS.

4749.950  RRI Indonesia Makassar - Ujung Padang heard with tiny signal at
1017 UT Jan 17, but hit heavily by the two Chinese co-channel programmes.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

JAPAN   Adjusted B-12 winter schedule Radio Japan NHK World

0130-0200  9785 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS Hindi
0200-0300 11860 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
0200-0400  5960 GUF 250 kW 295 deg to CeAM Japanese
0200-0400 11935 GUF 250 kW 185 deg to SoAM Japanese
0200-0500  9620 WER 250 kW 135 deg to WeAS Japanese
0200-0500 15195 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Japanese
0200-0500 15325 YAM 300 kW 270 deg to SoAS Japanese
0300-0500 17810 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
0315-0400  7395 MDC 250 kW 320 deg to CeAF Swahili
0400-0430  6195 GUF 250 kW 185 deg to SoAM Spanish
0400-0430 11730 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi
0430-0500  6115 SIT 100 kW 079 deg to EaEUR Russian
0500-0530  6195 HRI 250 kW 188 deg to CeAM Spanish
0500-0530  9770 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to SoAF English
0500-0530 11740 GUF 250 kW 295 deg to NoAM English
0500-0530 17760 DHA 250 kW 305 deg to WeEUR English
0530-0600 11730 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF French
0530-0600 11760 YAM 300 kW 330 deg to FarEaRUS Russian
0530-0600 13840 MDC 250 kW 305 deg to CeAF French
0600-0630 11975 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to NoAF Arabic
0700-0800  6165 YAM 300 kW 330 deg to FarEaRUS Japanese
0800-0830  6165 YAM 300 kW 330 deg to FarEaRUS Russian
0800-0900  5970 GUF 250 kW 185 deg to SoAM Japanese
0800-1000 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
0800-1000 15290 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF Japanese
0800-1700  9750 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Japanese
0900-0930  6090 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-0930  6130 GUF 250 kW 185 deg to SoAM Portuguese
0900-1500 11815 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
0915-0945  9700 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Korean
0930-1000  6195 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM Spanish
0930-1000  9795 GUF 250 kW 295 deg to CeAM Spanish
0945-1030  9860 SNG 250 kW 140 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1000-1030  9625 YAM 300 kW 175 deg to Pac English
1000-1030 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1030-1100 11740 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1100-1130  6090 YAM 300 kW 330 deg to FarEaRUS Russian
1100-1130 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1100-1200  9760 WOF 100 kW 105 deg to WeEUR English Russian Fri DRM
1130-1200 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1130-1230  6090 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Korean Chinese
1200-1230 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1230 15190 GUF 250 kW 000 deg to NoAM English
1230-1300 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1230-1330  6190 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Korean Chinese
1300-1330 11730 TAC 100 kW 141 deg to SoAS English
1300-1330 11740 SNG 100 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1300-1345 12035 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Bengali
1315-1400 11925 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1330-1500  6190 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Korean Chinese Korean
1400-1430 11695 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS English
1400-1430 11925 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500 11740 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1430-1500 13725 ISS 500 kW 090 deg to WeAS Japanese
1430-1515 15720 MDC 250 kW 035 deg to SoAS Hindi
1500-1700 12045 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Japanese
1500-1700 17735 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF Japanese
1515-1600 13870 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
1700-1900  9835 YAM 300 kW 085 deg to SoAM Japanese
1700-1900 11945 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to SoAF Japanese
1700-1900 15445 WER 250 kW 135 deg to WeAS Japanese
1700-1730 13730 MDC 250 kW 305 deg to CeAF Swahili special txion Feb 1
1730-1800 13730 MDC 250 kW 305 deg to CeAF Swahili
1800-1830 15720 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to CeEaAF English
1900-2200  9670 YAM 300 kW 305 deg to WeAS Japanese
2000-2100  9625 YAM 300 kW 175 deg to Pac Japanese
2030-2100 11850 MDC 250 kW 305 deg to WeCeAF French
2100-2200  6075 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
2100-2400 11910 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Japanese
2130-2200 11960 GUF 250 kW 185 deg to SoAM Portuguese
2200-2300  9620 WER 500 kW 135 deg to WeAS Japanese
2200-2300 11665 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
2210-2350  9560 YAM 300 kW 290 deg to EaAS Korean Chinese
2300-2330 11665 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2300-2400 13650 YAM 300 kW 235 deg to SoEaAS Thai Vietnamese Burmese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

KOREA D.P.R.    Pyongyang on 3250 kHz from Dec 30, 2012. // MW 621 kHz.
*0700-1300 VOK Japanese
1300-1400 Pyongyang B.S. Korean
1400-1600 VOK Russian
1600-1700 VOK German !! - see below
1700-1800 VOK Russian
1800-2000 Pyonyang B.S. Korean
2000-2100 KCBS Korean
2100-2350* VOK Japanese

This service often stops it for a long time suddenly. It seems that
probably this is caused by a blackout by the main power electricity
shortage.
de Hiroshi
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Jan 14)

D.P.R.K.   Three transmitters of Voice of Korea are currently not air
0300-1300  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir NoEaAS Ko/En/Ch/En/Ko/Ch/Ko/Ko/Ch/Ko
1300-2400 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR En/Fr/En/Fr/Ko/En/Sp/Fr/En/Sp/Ko

0300-0700 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg SoEaAS Ch/Fr/En/Ch
0700-1300  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg JPN  Japanese
1300-2100  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR Ko/Ru/Ru/Ge/Ru/Ge/Ge/Ko
2100-2400  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg JPN  Japanese

0300-0700  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir NoEaAS Ko/En/Ch/En
0700-1000 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg EaEUR Ru/Ru/Ko
1000-1300  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir NoEaAS Ko/Ch/Ko
1300-2100  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg WeEUR Ko/Ru/Ru/Ge/Ru/Ge/Ge/Ko
2100-2400  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir NoEaAS Ch/Ch/Ko
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 8)

KOREA D.P.R.   DPRK Pyongyang - An updated schedule of Voice of Korea

Arabic
1500-1557  9990 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1500-1557 11545 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1700-1757  9990 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1700-1757 11545 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME

Chinese
0300-0357 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS, not active
0300-0357 15100 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0500-0557  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0500-0557  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0500-0557  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0600-0657 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS, not active
0600-0657 15100 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0800-0857  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0800-0857  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1100-1157  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1100-1157  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1300-1357  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1300-1357  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
2100-2157  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
2100-2157  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2100-2157  9975 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2100-2157 11535 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2200-2257  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
2200-2257  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2200-2257  9975 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2200-2257 11535 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN

German
1600-1657  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1600-1657  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
    {noted recently 1600-1657 UT on 3250 kHz locally
    Pyongyang instead, wb.}
1800-1857  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1800-1857  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1900-1957  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1900-1957  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active

English
0400-0457  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0400-0457  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0400-0457  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0400-0457 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0400-0457 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0400-0457 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS, not active
0500-0557 15100 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0600-0657  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0600-0657  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0600-0657  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1000-1057  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1000-1057  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1000-1057  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1000-1057  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1300-1357  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1300-1357 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1300-1357  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1300-1357 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1500-1557  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1500-1557 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1500-1557  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1500-1557 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657  9990 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1600-1657 11545 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1800-1857  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1800-1857 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1900-1957  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1900-1957 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1900-1957  9975 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1900-1957 11535 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2100-2157  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2100-2157 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active

French
0400-0457 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS, not active
0400-0457 15100 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0600-0657 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0600-0657 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0600-0657 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1100-1157  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1457  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1400-1457 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1400-1457  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1400-1457 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1600-1657 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
1600-1657  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1800-1857  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1800-1857 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1800-1857  9975 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1800-1857 11535 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2000-2057  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2057 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active

Japanese
0700-0757  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
0700-0757  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
0700-0757  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0800-0850  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
0800-0850  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
0800-0850  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0900-0957  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
0900-0957  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
0900-0957  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
0900-0957  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1000-1050  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
1000-1050  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1000-1050  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
1000-1050  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1100-1157  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
1100-1157  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1100-1157  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
1100-1157  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1200-1250  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
1200-1250  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1200-1250  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
1200-1250  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2100-2150  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
2100-2150  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
2100-2150  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2200-2257  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
2200-2257  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
2200-2257  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2300-2350  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN, not active
2300-2350  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN, not active
2300-2350  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN

Korean - Pyongyang Broadcasting Station
0300-0350  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0300-0350  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0300-0350  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0700-0757  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0700-0757  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0900-0950  9975 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0900-0950 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0900-0950 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0900-0950 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1000-1050  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1000-1050  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1200-1257  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1200-1257  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
1300-1357  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1300-1357  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active

Korean - Korean Central Broadcasting Station
0900-0950  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS, not active
0900-0950  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1200-1250  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1200-1250  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1200-1250  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1200-1250  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1450  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1450  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1700-1750  9335 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1700-1750 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1700-1750  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1700-1750 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
2000-2050  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2050  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
2000-2050  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
2000-2050 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
2000-2050  9975 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2000-2050 11535 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2300-2350  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2300-2350  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2300-2350  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2300-2350 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
2300-2350  9975 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2300-2350 11535 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN

Russian
0700-0757  9975 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0700-0757 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0700-0757 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0700-0757 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
0800-0857  9975 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0800-0857 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0800-0857 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0800-0857 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1400-1457  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1400-1457  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1500-1557  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1500-1557  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1700-1757  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
1700-1757  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR, not active
{noted recently 14-16 & 17-1757 UT on 3250 kHz locally
locally Pyongyang instead, wb.}

Spanish
0300-0357 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0300-0357 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0300-0357 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1900-1957  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1900-1957 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active
2200-2257  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2200-2257 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR, not active

KNG = Kanggye
KUJ = Kujang
PYO = Pyongyang
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

KOREA Rep. of   4924.982  Korean MND radio from JongAn, male announcer in
Korean, Fair S=7-8 signal. at 1020 UT Jan 17. Heard on remote SDR unit in
AUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

3479.987 fair // 3911.988 poor tiny // 4449.990 fair // 4557.000 strong
Voice of the People Kyonggi-do, noted all in parallel around 0950-1005 UT
Jan 17, with Korean female reader program. Hit by North Korean D.R. mostly
multi-tone jamming on 3480.236 and 4449.894 kHz.

4557 kHz outlet is the strongest at S=9+20dB strength in Australia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

KOREA Rep of   The precise B-12 timetable KBS World:
0100-0200 11635 GUF 250 kW 235 deg to Peru Spanish
0100-0300  9580 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM Japanese English
0100-0300  9690 KIM 250 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese English
0100-0400 11810 KIM 250 kW 096 deg to SoAM Spanish Japanese Korean
0200-0230 15575 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to NoAM Spanish
0600-0700  6045 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to SoEUR Spanish
0700-0800  6045 WOF 250 kW 105 deg to WeEUR Korean
0800-0900  6155 KIM 100 kW non-dir to EaAS Japanese
0800-0900  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Japanese
0800-0900  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS English
0900-1000 15160 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Korean
0900-1100  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Korean
0900-1100  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Korean
0900-1100  9805 KIM 100 kW 081 deg to SoEaAS Japanese
1030-1230  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese Chinese
1100-1130  9760 WOF 100 kW 105 deg to WeEUR English Sat DRM
1100-1200 11795 KIM 250 kW 096 deg to SoAM Spanish
1130-1330  6095 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese English
1200-1400  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Korean Chinese
1200-1500  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian English Indonesian
1300-1500 15575 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to NoAM English Korean
1400-1700  9640 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English Vietnamese English
1500-1600  9515 KIM 250 kW 285 deg to NE/ME English
1600-1800  7275 KIM 250 kW 305 deg to WeEUR Korean
1600-1800  9515 KIM 250 kW 285 deg to NE/ME Korean
1600-1800  9740 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Korean
1800-1900  7235 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian
1800-1900  7275 KIM 250 kW 305 deg to WeEUR English
2000-2100  3955 SKN 250 kW 106 deg to WeEUR German
2000-2100  5950 ISS 250 kW 182 deg to NoWeAF French
2000-2100  9840 DHA 250 kW 285 deg to NoAF Arabic
2100-2200  3955 SKN 250 kW 175 deg to WeEUR French
2200-2230  3955 SKN 250 kW 106 deg to WeEUR English
2200-2300  7275 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2400  9805 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian Chinese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

KYRGYZSTAN   5130  Sadaye Zindage {TWR ties}, from Bishkek site ??, talks
at 1714 UT, signal tiny S1.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 10)

see also
5130  Sadaye Zindage on 5130 kHz, from Bishkek was checked regularly
during the Sheigra DX-pedition and confirmed to be on the air most days at
1630-1730 (sometimes to 1745) UT with a weak or very weak signal.
Programming was from Radio Sadaye Zindage (Sound of Life), a Christian
broadcaster which targets Afghanistan in Pashto and Dari.

5130 kHz transmitter has been reported previously with various names such
as Hit Shortwave or Radio Maranatha, but the only identification heard was
Sadaye Zindage.
(Dave Kenny-UK, Sheigra exped 5-19 Oct, BrDXC-UK Communication via dxld)

MALAYSIA/INDONESIA   11885  RTM Kajang DRM broadcasts. I can receive DRM
of RTV Malaysia in English at 1000-1200 UT on 11885 kHz from Jan 15,
decode rate is poor in Japan.
<http://www.mediacat-blog.jp/usr/drm/11885rtm_20130115_1100.gif>
de Hiroshi
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld Jan 15)

11885 kHz was at least a decade "traditional" VoINS Ujung Padang, Sulawesi
frequency, from 1996 via new Marconi transmitters at
INS  Ujung Padang Bonto Sunggu Jeneparto Sulawesi; of 1996 at 6 masts,
visible at
05 16 14.15 S  119 25 29.44 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/EW4VK>

Never worked proper on Sulawesi jungle though ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

MICRONESIA   4755.514  PMA Cross Radio of Pacific Missionary Aviation,
Pohnpei, at 1010-1020 UT Jan 17. Heard female reader with "You are
listening to The Cross ...", talked also on 'Spirit...' chapter 12.
S=9+10dB signal on remote unit in Australia. Four BUZZ peaks of +/- 60
Hertz like a garden fence noted each side.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

MYANMAR   9460.046  No trace of Thazin Radio Pyin Oo Lwin at Naypyidaw
site. Only a very tiny peak visible at 0659 UT, a time window, when CRI
Cerrik Albania relay closed with sweet Chinese closure music theme.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

MYANMAR   5985.8185  Myanmar log 1250-1300 UT Jan 20.  Footprint of a
rather PROPER signal from Myanmar Radio Rangoon, noted at 1251 UT Jan 20
on remote unit in northern Sweden on greyline receiving target. Heard loud
and clear phone-in program in Burmese, many caller on Mali intervention
problem.

5915 and 7345 also heard in Burmese / or similar Vernac rather tiny
underneath CRI Mongolian co-channel at 1300 UT. Nothing noted on 7110 kHz
though.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

NIGERIA   The 6077+ kHz station is a Radio Kaduna Nigeria spurious
emission. So it must not have been in Portuguese or Spanish at all, which
seemed to be the expectation / mindset?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 13)

This station has been very difficult to receive and always with too low
audio to be able to get an ID. Mauno Ritola told me in a mail that James
McDonnell in Nigeria hears an spurious signal from Radio Kaduna near
6077 kHz. This made me check my best recording from Dec 17 and there you
can hear that the signal on 6077.156 kHz is in // to Radio Kaduna
on 6089.856 kHz.

According to James McDonnell the spur on 6102+ kHz is much weaker and not
noted at any occasion at my location. More comments will be published in
next SWB available on Jan 20.

In the meantime I want to thank all involved for trying to find the
solution, like Martien Groot, Arne Nilsson, Henrik Klemetz, Mauricio
Molano Sanchez, Mauno Ritola and especially James McDonnell down in
Nigeria who has noted the spur.

It is very encouraging too see that mutual efforts give a positive result
after a while.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, DXplorer and dxld Jan 12)

NORWAY   675  NRK P1 via Radio Nordland, Bodo, Norway. Full data
"Verification of Reseption" (sic) card in 450 days for English airmail
report and 2 IRCs and several follow-ups. There were several email follow-
ups along with a follow-up via international priority mail with US $1.00
on 28 December 2012. QSL received 18 days later. This was for a reception
on October 20, 2011 via remote receiver in Holland.

V/s: Unni Nygard Tanzen, NRK Publikumsservice. In each case, the reports
were sent to Radio Nordland, Bodo, but the QSL arrived from NRK P1,
N-7005 Trondheim, Norway.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Jan 20)

PAKISTAN   Listening from a remote radio in Holland
11570 kHz on 13 Jan at 1716 UT. No signal from Radio Pakistan in Urdu.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Jan 13)

Radio Pakistan Islamabad in Urdu tonight on 9560 kHz, 1810 UT Jan 13,
S=9 signal in Germany, requested til 19 UT. 11570 kHz nil. RP mostly on a
single frequency on air at our nighttime.

Propagation is rather weak tonight. Comparision of this area: AIR 9425 and
9445 kHz only S=7, but 9950drm S=9+5dB signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   Some PNG broadcaster heard on remote SDR unit in AUS in
0930-1010 UT slot, Jan 17.

3364.981  Strongest PNG signal this morning. Radio Milne Bay, Alotau, at
S=9+10 to +15dB level at 0945 UT. This is typically the best PNG station
at Australian remote receiver.

3259.992  Tentat Radio Madang in Pidgin, S=7 poor level, just above
threshold noise level, at 0933 UT Jan 17. Flute music at 0938 UT.

3314.996  R Manus from Lorengau, also poor S=7 level like Madang
transmission, at 0946 UT Jan 17.

3384.993  Radio East New Britain from Rabaul, fair signal of S=8-9
strength heard on remote SDR unit in AUS. 0948 UT Jan 17.

3905 minus 1 Hz, exact NBC New Ireland Kavieng above threshold but tiny
poor at 0954 UT Jan 17.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

PHILIPPINES   Due to cochannel interference from RRI Romania, Radio
Veritas Asia Manila is changing evening frequency for South Asia in Hindi
at 1330-1400 UT and Bengali at 1400-1427 hrs UT effective 27th January
2013. The new freq is 11915 kHz replacing 11870 kHz and is valid till
30th March 2013.

Also morning Tamil service is also moving to 11855 kHz, replacing 11935
kHz (due to cochannel interference from CRI) at 0030-0057 hrs UT from the
same day.
(Alok Dasgupta-IND, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

Due to the interference brought about by ROU and CHN to the reception
area, Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) implementing the following changes in their
transmission effective from Sunday, January 27, 2013.

 kHz       kHz
Old Freq  New Freq  UTC         Antenna  Language
11935     11855     0030-0057   SW-3     Tamil
11870     11915     1330-1400   SW-2     Hindi
11870     11915     1400-1427   SW-2     Bengali
(From Technical Dept. at RVA Manila, via akeltk hcdx Jan 18)

PHILIPPINES   9581.763  Today visible the peak of PBS Manila tentat., tiny
signal on Osaka Japan remote sdr unit, at 0710 UT on Jan 19.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

history: 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, 2012)

ROMANIA   Re RRI 14060.0 kHz. Today (2013 Jan 20) at 1345 UT+ on
29405 kHz (German) to be heard even with a simple transistor radio: Radio
Rumania International
(73 Klaus DJ6LB, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

Formula RRI German Tiganesti 9810 x 3 = 29430 kHz,
ist Deine Frequenzanzeige korrekt? Oder verfaelscht das Simpelradio die
Genauigkeit ? 73 wb df5sx

ROMANIA   7290  Echo of Europe broadcast REPEAT Jan 13 today !
Hello, last night due to a server problem at nodal{?} Milan, Echo of
Europe could not broadcast its weekly{Saturday only} program on 7290 kHz.

In fact we exceptionally broadcast today [13 Jan -ed]:
- 1130 UT on 9510 kHz,
- 1845 UT on 7290 kHz. Good Sunday to all.
(Echo of Europe - Simon and Francois  <contact @ echoofeurope.eu>
via Thomas M. Roesner-D, A-DX Jan 13)

Re 7290 Saftica site in Romania. At 1845 UT NOTHING heard on empty
channel.
But regular requested 19-20 UT relay of woman US Overcomer missionary
program in English on air. Logged at 1800 km distance in Moscow remote SDR
unit at propper S=9+35 nice signal. Listed Fr/Sa/Su only 19-20 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

ROMANIA   HLR, E.M.R. and Radio City New up-dates.

Friday January 18th between 1900-2000 UT on 7290 kHz;
*  is probably via RadioCom Saftica Romania relay site,
Same is Radio Joystick 1st Saturday, Radio City on 3rd Saturday,
(acc Nagoya Aoki list).

And 7290 kHz daily 2000-2100 of TOM roarer missionary program, which is
excellent signal in Moscow Russia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

HRL, E.M.R. and Radio City New up-dates
Hamburger Lokalradio:
Every Wednesday and Saturday:
0500-0800 UT 7265 kHz
0800-1100 UT 6190 kHz
1100-1700 UT 7265 kHz

All reports to: <redaktion @ hamburger-lokalradio.de>   Thank you!

Radio Gloria New up-date!
Radio Gloria will be testing on 9480 kHz on the 27th of January 2013
between 0400 and 0600 UTC, and not on the 20th this Sunday.

Radio City: IRRS Changed Transmissions.
Radio City will change there transmissions to Friday January 18th between
1900-2000 UTC on 7290* kHz and 1368 kHz from Italy.

Also there will be a repeat on Saturday 19th at 0900-1000 UT on 9510 kHz.

Radio City continues every Saturday at 2000-2100 UT on 1485 kHz from
Latvia.
Our mailing address is still  <citymorecars @ yahoo.ca>   Thank you!

Sunday 20th: European Music Radio
0800-0900 UT, E.M.R on 7265 kHz
0900-1000 UT, E.M.R on 9480 kHz
0900-1000 UT, E.M.R on 6005 kHz
All reports to: <studio @ emr.org.uk>

EMR's internet broadcasts are at the following times:
0900, 1400, 1700, 2000 UT on Sunday & Monday:
Good Listening! 73s, Tom - Tom Taylor.
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK Jan 17)

RUSSIA   Frequencies Moscow Taldom site. Von Andrey Shaydurov erhielt ich
heute die aktuellen Frequenzen der Sendestelle Moskau Taldom.

Taldom TX center - B12 Winter frequency schedule 01.01.2013 - 30.03.2013

AM transmissions
Radio Rossii (in Russian)
  261 kHz 0100-2100 UT
 9840 kHz 0400-0700 UT
12075 kHz 0730-1200 UT
 7310 kHz 1230-1500 UT
 5905 kHz 1530-2100 UT

Voice of Russia (in Russian)
12070 kHz 0200-0400 UT
12055 kHz 1200-1600 UT
 9790 kHz 1700-1900 UT

DRM transmissions
Voice of Russia
11635 kHz 0600-0900 UT (in English)
11635 kHz 0900-1000 UT (in German)
 6000 kHz 2000-2100 UT (in Spanish)
 6000 kHz 2100-2200 UT (in Portuguese)
(73 Christoph  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Jan 15)

RIP - Alexey Osipov.
18 January 2013 gone from the life of the well-known and personally
familiar with many of you in the Leningrad/St. Petersburg DX-East Alexey
Osipov. Alexei was one of the founders (1986) and the permanent President
of the St. Petersburg DX Club. For many years he has collaborated with the
editors of the Handbook World Radio TV Handbook, and his name you can
regularly see on the editorial page of the directory in the section
"Contributors". Alexey was extremely good-natured, friendly and cheerful
person. And so he will remain forever in our memory.
In October 2012 Alexei was 60 years old.
(Alexander Berezkin-RUS, "open_dx" RUSdx Jan 20)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.881  SIBC Honiara rather strong S=9+25dB fluttery
signal into remote SDR unit in Australia, noted around 1025 UT Jan 17.
Speech to the crowd on press conference on criminal investigation matter
by police officer. Adjacent Cuban R Rebelde is no problem across the
Pacific Ocean at this hour. Heard on remote SDR unit in AUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

SPAIN   Vadim Alexeev program "Radio Panorama" was played Wednesday 2nd
and 9th January 2013 from 1717 UT 11755 kHz, and not as in the past year
Tuesdays. Always listen to this program with great interest, there is a
lot of useful information. By the way, the other existing DH program -
"Club HH RRI" in Russian rarely gives something to do with DHingom.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, midxb Jan 15)

TAIWAN/CHINA mainland   Check of FIREDRAKE jamming and SOH operations from
Taiwan, Jan 19, 07-08 UT.

FIREDRAKE Chinese jamming music noted on
13430 13920 13970 14800 14980 15800 15900 16100 16920 17080 17250
18250 kHz.

SOH word program only, on
10960 11230 11300 12320 12370 12500 12670 12800 12870 12980 13130 13270
13350 13530 14370 14700 14750 14870 15870 16250 16360 16600 17170 17300
17370 17900 18970 19970 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

TAJIKISTAN   15745.296  Once again noted Voice of Russia in English via
Dushanbe relay site, - I guess some 250 kW units put combined together at
older Yangi Yul site. Jan 16 at 0805 UT, S=7 only signal in Germany.

At same time noted an empty carrier tx test on 15755 kHz, S=9+ signal in
Germany, at 0815 UT, seemingly from Woofferton, this Babcock is known for
such on air alignement in our Europen mornings.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

UNIDENTIFIED NOISE SIGNAL hash mess-up in 25 mb, in North America only,
I guess, wb.

BRAZIL   Sounds like the "elevated noise floor" is back tonight not very
strong yet at 2310 Jan 13. 11780 is again a blob of distorted noise
instead of RNB, and the noise floor is most obvious underneath signals of
a certain strength, WYFR 11565 and NHK 11665, sort of like QRDRM. Tuning
with BFO, one can hear a constant swish and multiple carriers in the range
below 11780. What do others hear?

Gilles Letourneau in Montreal was getting this too again like last night,
as was Don Moman in Alberta. My recheck at 0305 UT Jan 14: still audibly
higher noise level roughly 11.3-12.0 MHz, tapering off gradually, and
audible under the medium RHC signal 11680 kHz, but not under the strong
RHC 11760. And still there at 0421. And at 0513, severely QRMing, among
others the weakish signal from New Zealand 11725 kHz, but not the strong
signal from Japan via Guiana French 11740 kHz.

I continue to strongly suspect source is the 11780 RNB transmitter, very
out of order, since it is normally strong when nothing else is 25m, but is
not audible in AM again tonight, instead a noise peak there. While the
noise stopped at 0441 UT the night before Jan 13, it could well last all
night just like the normal schedule of 11780 kHz.

Wideband interference.
Sounds like the "elevated noise floor" is back tonight not very strong yet
at 2310. 11780 is again a blob of distorted noise instead of RNB, and the
noise floor is most obvious underneath signals of a certain strength, WYFR
11565 and NHK 11665, sort of like QRDRM. Tuning with BFO, one can hear a
constant swish and multiple carriers in the range below 11780 kHz. What do
others hear?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 13/14)

re Wideband noise.
Wideband noise still very visible here in Alberta. Canada ... Signals
dropping very slightly due to late evening here. 0430 UT Jan 14.
73 Don, VE6JY
(Don Moman-Alb-CAN VE6JY, dxld Jan 14)

Sounds like the "elevated noise floor" is back tonight.

Glenn, I checked 25 mb various 14 SDR remote units in Japan, CA, FL, both
sides of Canadian-US border, in all Europe and Moscow location. See also
my 11780 kHz log of 2000 UT real Brazilian transmission, no distortion,
usual fine audio, no complaint from European continent.

I listened direct in NoAM, as well as from Europe and Asia point of view
direction ...

BRAZIL  At 2005 UT Jan 13, heard Brasilia in Portuguese, S=8 signal in
Rochester and Pittsburgh remote units. No distortion, usual audio in
Portuguese.

In L-A CA I see only a slight 'ground noise level' increase of approx.
8-dB from -127dB noise level 11300 kHz and 11900 kHz,
to -119dB increased level range 11490 to 11810 kHz at about 0200 UT on
Jan 14, centered at approx. 11650 kHz. But hash mess-up hit not much
the waterfall. Not to compare to OTHR HAARC Woodpecker signals in 
the past.

This is real winter season evening/night "elevated noise floor", never
noise like various OTHR signals, or Codar, Stanag, White Noise jamming
from HOA area, at least at my monitoring slot 0115-0215 UT.

All real broadcaster peaks at this time slot are seen and heard view as
sound wave "mountain peaks" above.

It's a false alarm?, and only due to some "sun spot" special condition?
- I guess.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

High probability of changes in solar wind which may cause changes in
magnetosphere and ionosphere is expected January 12-16, 18, (23-24) and
26.

F. K. Janda, OK1HH, Czech Propagation Interest Group
(OK1HH & OK1MGW, weekly forecasts since 1978)
e-mail: <ok1hh (at) rsys.cz>  (via Dario Monferini-ITA, WOR dxld Jan 14)

Wolfy, I suspect most others would disagree. Look at all those SDR
screenshots. 11780 Brasilia may have been OK around 2000 UT, but have you
tried to listen to it now or since 2300 when the wideband noise is being
reported?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 14)

re hash mess-up signal. Yes, visible now after 2200 UT on remote units in
Alberta, Minnesota and Rochester, but not in Los Angeles, Europe and
Japan. So very low signal level compared to usual broadcaster power of 50
or 100 kW.

In L-A / CA I see only a slight 'ground noise level' increase of approx.
8-dB on range 11490 to 11810 kHz, centered at approx. 11650 kHz. But hash
mess-up hit not much the waterfall. Not to compare to OTHR HAARC
Woodpecker signals in the past.

I was very surprised not to get any faster positive return.

Has somebody in USA/Canada a telefone number of their FCC bandwatch
monitoring stations to pressure the monitors to narrow DIRECTION FINDING
the signal azimuth of 11360 to 11830 kHz, narrowed like peak on 11600-
11625 kHz ?

In Europe we have mostly via IARU band-watch chaps access to governmental
radio DIRECTION FINDING station facilities like

France Rambouillet,
U.K. Baldock,
Austria Klagenfurt,
Spain El Casar,
Hungary Tarnok,
Germany Konstanz Allmandshoehe,
previously also DF at DWL Bockhacken near Cologne location.

My personal rubbish comment:
If the President Chavez in Venezuela would be on final stage of new
Calabozo shortwave building erection project and match the antenna
positively, - even only with the low few hundred watts control station
without final TX amplifier -, I could imagine a WHITE NOISE JAMMING signal
on 25 meterband, as we heard it before of the well known Chinese supplier
"Made in China BBEF TX units" in Sudan, Ethiopia/Eritrea, and Kanggye
D.P.R. Korea.

The signal would be good enough, also of Venezuela tx location just to
propagate to Great Lakes/Montreal Canadian-US border easily, also in order
to jam US Radio Marti broadcasts on shortwave in the Carribean.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

Re: wideband noise de 11780: another observer.

The wideband noise in question was noted on IRC at about 2150 UT on Jan
12, it appears to have been up before that time, but that is when
something was said about it. It came up out of the noise for me here
(Mojave Desert, California, USA) about 2300 UT on Jan 12. It continued
until after 0330 UT Jan 13; that is when I pulled the plug for the night.

During that entire time there was a carrier that I assume is Brazil on
11780 kHz, particularly in the time period before 0000 UT; naturally after
0000 UT there were several candidate stations on that frequency. I am not
primarily an SWL, so I am unfamiliar with what other stations might be up
on that frequency at that time (prior to 0000 UT). The noise from the
wideband noise made it impossible to confirm here if the audio on 11780
kHz was Brazil or not.

Image here, if you look on the bottom scale and find 11.8 MHz, 
the 11780 kHz carrier was the second carrier to the left of that mark.
<http://www.pbase.com/token/image/148298644/original.jpg>

You will notice a gap in the wideband noise on the above image. Multiple
times the wideband noise has suddenly shut off, only to come back on a few
seconds later. The turn-off is sudden, like throwing a switch, this is not
fading. The turn-on has a slight ramp to it, as if it takes a second or
two to come up to full power. It has turned off for up to about one minute
at a time.

The following image is from Jan 13, 2013, at about 2346 UT. It shows
several pauses in the noise, and it also shows a carrier on 11780 kHz.
At 2346 UT is there another station that would be on 11780 kHz? [no -gh]
<http://www.pbase.com/token/image/148320275/original.jpg>

The noise was present the night of 12-13 Jan (from before 2150 to after
0330 UT) and the night of 13-14 Jan (from before 2300 to after 0500 UT,
one report has it turning off suddenly at about 0700 UT), it remains to be
seen if it will still be there tonight, 14-15 Jan.

The noise actually appears to continue from below 11000 kHz to above
12200 kHz, with the peak energy around the 11610 to 11800 kHz area, and
tapering off outside that region. If this is a malfunctioning transmitter
it is a very high power one, the spectral density is significant and it is
defeating multi hundred kW transmitters across a fairly wide bandwidth.
(T! "original token", Mojave Desert, CA-USA, Jan 14, ABDX via dxld)

USA   9975 and 17775 - Voice of Hope plans to restart shortwave from
California USA.

The Voice of Hope, which was operated by Dr. George Otis from Simi Valley,
California in the 1980's to early 2000's intends to get back on the air
from California this year. The transmitting site is on Chatsworth Peak.
The FCC has reissued licenses for 9975 and 17775 kHz, KVOH's old
frequencies.

The primary target area is Cuba, the Caribbean, and northern South
America, especially Venezuela. Secondary objectives would be Spain and
North Africa. The antenna has been overhauled recently. It's a marvellous
dual log periodic array, with a 90 degree beam (due east) from Los
Angeles.

It sits on a mountain top location with spectacular views in all
directions, and they have a 30 year lease for the land the antenna and
transmitter buildings are on. The current owner (a former partner of Dr.
Otis, who passed away in 2005) wants to programme the station with as much
live presentation as possible, in English, Spanish and possibly Arabic. It
won't just be a retread of the same old pre-recorded religious shows that
are already available from numerous other outlets.
(Ray Robinson, Stevenson Ranch-CA-USA, email to Mike Barraclough-UK,
via BrDXC-UK  Jan 11)

USA   NASB 2013 Annual Meeting.
NASB INVITES SHORTWAVE BROADCASTERS AND LISTENERS TO BIRMINGHAM.

The National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) invites
shortwave broadcasters, listeners, DXers and everyone with an interest in
shortwave radio to its 2013 annual meeting, which will take place at
shortwave station WEWN in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17.

The highlight of the meeting will be a visit to the large WEWN transmitter
site in the mountains on the outskirts of Birmingham. From this
picturesque location, WEWN's 500-kilowatt transmitters beam programs to
the four corners of the earth. Meeting participants will travel up the
mountain for a tour given by station engineers, followed by a barbecue
lunch at the site.

Various talks and presentations will take place at the headquarters of
EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network), the owner of station WEWN, in
Birmingham. Speakers will include WEWN's Terry Borders; Dr. Dowell Chow,
President of Adventist World Radio; A.J. Janitschek of Radio Free Asia,
Dave Hultsman of Continental Electronics and Mark Allen of Rohn Tower
Company. There will also be an update on Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and
a tour of the EWTN television plant.

There is no cost to attend the meeting, and lunch will be provided free of
charge on Thursday and Friday. EWTN will host a reception with cocktails
and hors d'ouevres on Wednesday evening. A special group rate of $75.00
plus tax will be available to participants at the local Holiday Inn
Express, which will provide free transportation to the meeting location at
EWTN. More details and an online registration form can be found at the
NASB website,
<www.shortwave.org/meeting/meeting.htm>

Attachment:  Photo of WEWN Shortwave studio in Birmingham

Jeff White
NASB Secretary-Treasurer
c/o WRMI Radio Miami International
E-mail:  <nasbshortwave @ gmail.com>
<www.shortwave.org>  (Jan 18)

VANUATU   3945.000  exact frequency Radio Vanuatu, Emten Lagoon Port Vila.
Noisy rather poor S=7 reception at 0959 UT heard Jan 17.
Heard on remote SDR unit in AUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

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RIP
Roger Kirk{Vanderkerk} - Ernst Wronna - Ernst Roger Kirkov -
exciting music and free radio life ...

Roger Kirk starb am 4. Dezember 2012.

Dass Roger Kirk, der Gruender der Kurzwellenmusikstation Radio Victoria
am 4. Dez. 2012 nach schwerer Krankheit verstorben und am 12. Dez. 2012
beerdigt worden ist, habe ich erst vor einigen Minuten erfahren. Obwohl er
"schwierig" war, bin ich geschockt:
Niemand war so unterhaltsam und mit so viel Musikwissen gesegnet...
(Jens Hofstadt-D, A-DX Jan 14)

Vielen Dank fuer diese Email. Hat mich doch sehr ueberrascht, dass Roger
Kirk (Ernst Wronna) verstorben ist...

Ich kannte ihn ja schon seit Ende der sechziger Jahre. Wie ich gerade bei
<http://www.radio-victoria.de/index1.html>
nachgelesen habe, war sein Vater Hollaender und sein Mutter Deutsche. Auf
<http://puth.org/40.html>
ist auch noch mal ausfuehrlich sein Leben aufgezeichnet.
(Michael Bethge WWDXC, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

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