WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - May 24th, 2013 (BC-DX #1117)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany





ALBANIA   Aktuelles von Radio Tirana.
Mitgliederrundbrief Nr. 51 (Mai 2013) erschienen.

Im Maerz bekam die Redaktion nochmals einen Nachdruck der QSL-Serie "H"
sowie eine diesmal groessere Anzahl der Karten der neuen Serie "I", die
einige Impressionen von den Feierlichkeiten in Tirana am 100. Jahrestag
der Unabhaengigkeit zeigen, die auch auf der Sonder-QSL-Karte unseres
Jubilaeumskontestes zu sehen waren.

Da es mehrfach Beschwerden wegen des schlechten Zustandes der bei den
Hoerern angekommenen Karten gab, haben wir nun entschieden, die neuen
Karten in bester Postkartenqualitaet
{Postkarten Papiergewicht normal 140 oder 180 gr/qm Papier, wb.}
von einer Internetdruckerei herstellen zu lassen. Damit duerften die
Karten zumindest mit weniger Beschaedigungen bei den Hoerern eintreffen.
Entsprechende Rueckmeldungen sind sehr willkommen.

Zum Glueck hat sich, wie schon erwartet, der Radio-Empfang mit Beginn der
Sommerzeit wieder deutlich gebessert, was auch die Empfangsberichte
zeigen, die derzeit in der Redaktion eingehen. Bestaetigt wird jetzt mit
den besagten vier Karten der Serie "I". Bitte haben Sie Verstaendnis, dass
es erst im Spaetsommer oder Herbst eine neue Serie geben wird, diese wird
aber sicher sehenswert:

Der Rundfunk in Albanien feiert sein 75. Jubilaeum, da am 28. November
1938 erstmals regulaere taegliche Sendungen aufgenommen wurden. Die QSLs
werden daher zu diesem Anlass passende Motive zeigen und auch in den
Rundbriefen wird es in den naechsten Ausgaben etwas historisch werden.
Lassen Sie sich ueberraschen ...

Fuer die Hoerer, die lieber Radio ueber das Internet bevorzugen, gibt es
mehrere Moeglichkeiten, die Sendungen ueber den PC abzurufen. Auch der
Albanische Rundfunk RTSH hat im letzten Jahr eine neue Website
eingerichtet.

Unter der Adresse  <www.rtsh.al>  kann man mit einem Klick auf "Radio
Tirana 3" den Auslandsdienst auf Albanisch und in den Fremdsprachen
hoeren. Leider steht diese Seite bisher nur auf Albanisch zur Verfuegung.

Interessante Informationen ueber Albanien und Radio Tirana - von Bildern
bis hin zu Reiseberichten - koennen Sie jedoch auf der Homepage des
Hoererklubs abrufen, die Adresse ist:
<www.agdx.de/rthk/>

Der Jubilaeumskontest im letzten Winter war eine ziemlich arbeitsintensive
Aufgabe, die aber dank der regen Beteiligung gut und erfreulich ueber die
Buehne gegangen ist. Die entsprechenden Rueckmeldungen haben uns gezeigt,
dass die Anstrengungen sich auch gelohnt haben und hoffentlich auch Radio
Tirana von dieser Aktion in Form von gesteigertem Interesse an den
Sendungen profitieren kann. Nochmals herzlichen Dank allen Teilnehmern!

In diesem Herbst gibt es ein weiteres Jubilaeum, seit 75 Jahren gibt es
dann Rundfunk in Albanien. Dazu ist eine spezielle QSL-Serie geplant.
Vorher gibt es noch Parlamentswahlen, die in diesem Rundbrief ebenfalls
ihren Niederschlag finden.

Die neue Frage haengt sich an einen Beitrag in diesem Heft an.
Diesen Juni wird in Albanien, zum nunmehr siebten Mal seit dem Ende der
kommunistischen Herrschaft, ein neues Parlament gewaehlt. Und so wie man
in Deutschland den "Bundestag" waehlt, hat auch das albanische Parlament
einen Namen. Bitte nennen Sie die albanische und / oder die deutsche
Bezeichnung der Volksvertretung in Tirana.

Auch diesmal erhalten fuenf Gewinner Sachpreise aus Albanien, der
Hoererklub freut sich auf zahlreiche Einsendungen!

Ihre Antworten senden Sie bitte bis zum 15. Juli 2013 an die bekannten
Adressen in Deutschland ab.

Viel Erfolg!

P.S.: Wenn Sie Ihre Antwort per Brief nach Grafing schicken, koennen Sie
gerne auch Post fuer Radio Tirana beilegen. Die kostenlose Weiterleitung
ist ein Klub-Service, der Ihnen ein paar Cent Porto sparen helfen kann.

Radio Tirana Hoererklub
c/o Werner Schubert
Poststr. 8/I
D-85567 Grafing b. Muenchen
Germany
Tel. / Fax: (0)8092 / 5784

c/o Heiner Finkhaus
E-mail: <tirana-hk @ finkhaus.de>

Oesterreich-Sektion:
Prof. Roland P. Herold
Markt 47
A-2572 Kaumberg
Austria
E-mail: <r.herold @ aon.at>

Der Hoererklub im Internet: <www.agdx.de/rthk/>
Radio Tirana im Internet:   <www.radio360.eu>
                            <www.rtsh.al>

Radio Tirana
Deutsche Redaktion
Rruga Ismail Qemali, 11
Tirana
ALBANIA

<aibro @ albaniaonline.net>
Technische Abteilung, Mrs. Drita Cico:
E-mail: <dcico @ icc.al.eu.org>
(rthk Rundbrief by Werner Schubert-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

ARGENTINA   11710.75  RAE, 0404 UT on May 22 confirming they do indeed now
have programming in Chinese.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 22)

ARMENIA   9440  QSL Deutsche Welle Pashtu BCB via Yerevan Transmitter.
Full data (w/site) DW HDQ's Building Card, also sent in a large White
Envelope (besides the QSL Card) DW Lapel Pin, Compliments Card from the
Customer Service, and a Bright Blue Toto DW Hand Bag. Quite a reply from
one the best stations that replies to their listener's request for
verification replies! V/S: Adallend Lucas. Total time of 44 days for a
Postal report.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 22)
On this channel only B-12 season from Jan 23 til end of March. wb.

AUSTRALIA   11665  RA Shepparton, at *1259 UT on May 22. In English;
"Radio Australia programs will not be broadcast for several hours from
10:30 this Friday evening. Instead join us for a special selection of the
most beautiful music in the world courtesy of ABC Classic FM"; RA services
should resume by "mid-day Saturday Eastern Australia Time"; 1300 UT into
Chinese. Mixing with strong signal of Wai FM (Malaysia) already on
11665 kHz; Wai FM ID and two pips at ToH.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 22)

AUSTRALIA    A-13 SW schedule of Radio Australia:
0000-0030  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0000-0030 12005 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Indon. [sic; Burmese]
0000-0030 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0000-0030 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0000-0030 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0000-0030 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0030-0100  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0030-0100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0030-0100 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0030-0100 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0030-0100 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

0100-0200  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0100-0200 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0200 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0100-0200 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0100-0200 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0200 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0100-0200 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0200 19000 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0200-0300  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0200-0300 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0200-0300 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0200-0300 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0200-0300 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 19000 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0300-0315  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0300-0315 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0300-0315 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC French Mon-Fri
0300-0315 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
0300-0315 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0300-0315 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0300-0315 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC French Mon-Fri
0300-0315 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English Sat/Sun
0300-0315 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0300-0315 21725 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English

0315-0400  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0315-0400 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0315-0400 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0315-0400 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0315-0400 21725 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English

0400-0500  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0400-0500 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0400-0500 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0400-0500 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0400-0500 17800 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0400-0500 21725 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English

0500-0530  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0500-0530 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0530 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0530 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0500-0530 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0500-0530 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0530 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0500-0530 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

0530-0600  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0530-0600 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0530-0600 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0530-0600 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0530-0600 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0530-0600 15515 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0530-0600 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0530-0600 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

0600-0700  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0600-0700 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SPac English
0600-0700 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0600-0700 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0600-0700 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0600-0700 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
0600-0700 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0600-0700 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

0700-0800  7410 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0700-0800  9475 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
0700-0800  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0700-0800  9710 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
0700-0800 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SPac English
0700-0800 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0700-0800 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0700-0800 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English

0800-0900  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0800-0900  7410 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0800-0900  9475 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
0800-0900  9580 SHP 100 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0800-0900  9710 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
0800-0900 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SPac English
0800-0900 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0800-0900 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English

0900-1000  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin,ex6020
0900-1000  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  9580 SHP 100 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0900-1000  9710 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS Pidgin
0900-1000 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SPac English
0900-1000 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC Pidgin

1000-1100  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC Pidgin Mon-Fri
1000-1100  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC Pidgin Mon-Fri
1000-1100  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri,ex6020
1000-1100 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun,ex6020
1000-1100  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin Mon-Fri
1000-1100  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1000-1100  9710 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS Pidgin Mon-Fri
1000-1100  9710 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English Sat/Sun
1000-1100 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English, ex11945
1000-1100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC Pidgin Mon-Fri
1000-1100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English Sat/Sun

1100-1200  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
1100-1200  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1100-1200  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English, ex6020
1100-1200  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1100-1200 11945 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English, ex11945
1100-1200 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English DRM

1200-1300  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English DRM
1200-1300  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1200-1300  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English, ex6020
1200-1300  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1200-1300 11945 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English, ex11945

1300-1400  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English DRM
1300-1400 NF6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English, ex6020
1300-1400  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1300-1400  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1300-1400  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Chinese
1300-1400 NF11665 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Chinese, ex11660
1300-1400 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English, ex11945

1400-1430  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1430  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1400-1430  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1400-1430  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1400-1430  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Chinese
1400-1430 NF11665 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Chinese, ex11660
1400-1430 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English, ex11945

1430-1500  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1430-1500  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1430-1500 NF11665 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English, ex11660
1430-1500 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English, ex11945

1500-1530  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1530  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1500-1530  7240 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC English
1500-1530  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1530 NF11665 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English, ex11660
1500-1530 NF12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English, ex11945

1530-1600  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1600  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1530-1600  7240 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC English
1530-1600  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1600 11660 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1600 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

1600-1630  9540 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English

1600-1700  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1700  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1600-1700  7240 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC English
1600-1700  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1700 11660 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1700 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

1700-1730  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1700-1730  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1730  9500 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
1700-1730  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1700-1730 11660 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1730 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

1730-1800  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1730-1800  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1730-1800  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1730-1800  9500 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
1730-1800  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1730-1800 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

1800-1900  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1800-1900  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1800-1900  9500 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
1800-1900  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1800-1900  9710 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1800-1900 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

1900-2000  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1900-2000  9500 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
1900-2000  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1900-2000  9710 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1900-2000 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
1900-2000 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2000-2030  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
2000-2030  9500 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS English
2000-2030  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2000-2030 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2030-2100  9500 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
2030-2100  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2030-2100 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2030-2100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2100-2200  9500 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
2100-2200  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2100-2200 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2100-2200 13630 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2100-2200 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

2200-2300  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2200-2300  9695 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2200-2300  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2300 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2200-2300 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2200-2300 13630 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2200-2300 NF15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English, ex15230
2200-2300 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
2200-2300 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2200-2300 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

2300-2330  5955 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
2300-2330  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2300-2330  9695 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2300-2330  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2330 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2300-2330 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2300-2330 NF15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English, ex15230
2300-2330 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
2300-2330 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2300-2330 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2300-2330 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

2330-2400  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2330-2400  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2330-2400 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2330-2400 NF15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English,ex15230
2330-2400 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS English
2330-2400 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2330-2400 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2330-2400 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2330-2400 21740 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

BOLIVIA   5952.40v  Radio Pio Doce, 0231* UT on May 22. Distinctive
whistling "Colonel Bogey March" (commonly known as the River Kwai March)
along with ID followed by chimes and off; mostly poor.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 22)

BRAZIL   6010.088  Radio Inconfidencia Brazil at 2138 UT May 17. With
comments by OM and YL about Brazil, following with nice music. Signal was
not strong and noisy audio.
(Maurits Van Driessche-BEL, hcdx May 17)

BULGARIA/CYPRUS   News from Kostinbrod. New broadcasts from SOF
Kostinbrod: Idhaat al Akhbar al Mofreha
2100-2300 9400 SOF 100 kW  126 deg to N/ME in Arabic // 2nd hx on 18800
First observed on May 17, at 2145 UT given address:
<www.arabicbroadcasting.com>

Thanks to Tarek Zeidan from Egypt for identification on this radio
program!

On May 17 no broadcast of Radio Shorouq, off transmitter:
1600-1700 11610 SOF 070 kW  195 deg to EaAF Arabic Mon-Fri

On May 17 no broadcast of Dimtse Radio Erena, only carrier:
1700-1730 11560 SOF 070 kW  195 deg to EaAF Oromo
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

It's a gospel station in Arabic with verses from the Bible and how to be a
good christian. No ID given at 2200 UTC.

The ID is Idhaat al Akhbar al mofreha (Joyful news Radio). According to
their web site they are supposed to be on 12025 from 2100 UTC. They are
still on with verses from the bible 2215 UTC.
(Tarek Zeidan-EGY  SU1TZ, mrdxer May 18)

re contact of  <www.arabicbroadcasting.com>
Satellite Radio Al-Mahabba is on 24hrs/7d. You can listen to it from our
Links.

From the Joyful News station every night at 9:00 GMT, on short wave 25mb,
12025 kHz.

From Radio Sama every night at 7 GMT, on 25 mb, 12070 kHz.
<www.radiosama.net/?>

Voice of Hope / Radio Ibrahim
Mobile Number: 0035799447768
Address:  P.O.Box 53379, 3302 Limassol, Cyprus
e-mail :  <pawlo @ radiosama.net>
e-mail:   <voiceofhope @ radiosama.net>
Chat :    Skype: <radio.sama>
faceBook: <http://www.facebook.com/ swatelamalPawlo>

From Voice of Forgiveness every morning at 8 GMT, on 19 Meter Band,
15280 kHz, and every evening at 7 GMT, on 31mb, 9550 kHz.

Re: UNIDentified in Arabic.
That mention of 12025 kHz at 2100 UT clearly points at HCJB Global. They
used to book such a slot at Sackville during winter and one of the UK
sites during summer. Nothing is shown in HFCC anymore, nothing was shown
in B12 either, so do these 12025 kHz transmissions still exist or have
they been terminated and now, it seems, being replaced by a cheaper option
(it could also be that it is just a free test, not necessarily leading to
a regular service)?

If its them the related corporate presentation would be
<http://www.hcjb.org/Journey-of-Hope-About>
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld May 18)

this from DXLD 4-046, March 12, 2004:
ECUADOR [non]. Akhbar Mufriha (The "Joyful News" Station) / Radio Al-
Mahabba 12025, verified an e-mail report in one day with an e-mail reply
from Andy Braio <abraio @ hcjb.org>
Station Manager - Akhbar Mufriha. My report was e-mailed to the Arabic
Broadcasting Service ("ABS") at
<info @ arabicbroadcasting.com>
I obtained the address from the ABS website. Shukri Habibi at the ABS
forwarded my report to Andy Braio identifying the programs I heard. In his
reply to me Andy noted "Thank you for your note. You tuned into our Arabic
programs on "Akhbar Mufriha," the "Joyful News" station, 12025 kHz. We are
on every night from 2100 to 2230 UT.

I don't have a QSL card but this email verifies your reception. Thank you
for the report." He goes on to mention: "Our programs are typically
broadcast from Skelton U.K., although this time of year it has probably
been transferred to Sackville, Canada." He provided the station's website
address
<http://www.akhbarmufriha.com>
and indicated that Akhbar Mufriha is tied into its satellite station,
Radio Al Mahabba. Finally, Andy says, "Arabic Broadcasting is a partner of
ours who supplies us with four of our programs.

Radio Ibrahim is a cooperating partner radio station." I seem to recall
mentions in the hobby press about Radio Ibrahim being tied into HCJB is
some fashion. Apparently this is may be the case based on Andy's e-mail
address. So, it appears Radio Ibrahim is a program provider to another
program provider, Akhbar Mufriha, and all this relates to HCJB who is
keeping a low profile.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, March ARDXC Australian DX News via dxld, Mar 2004)

BULGARIA/MOLDOVA/U.K.    Frequency change of Bible Voice Broadcasting
from May 9:
1530-1730 NF15750 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to WeAS Farsi and cancelled:
1530-1730  7485 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS test May 6-8 BABCOCK
1530-1730 15635 WOF 300 kW 086 deg to WeAS test May 6-8 BABCOCK

Test May 17-19 from Kostinbrod-Arabic Broadcasting Service
2100-2230  9400 SOF 070 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic Joyful News Radio
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

CHINA/TAIWAN   Some SOH / CNR jamming logs of May 20 at 06-07 UT.
12320 weak 0645
12670 weak 0644, Fair 0725, 1140
13790 0642 CNR1
13850 0641 1616 SOH
14370 0640 fair
15615 0632 Firedrake + CNR1 jamming
15870 weak 0631, 0710, 1420
15900 0630 weak, OTHR
16160 0630 fair CNR1, strong, disturbed
16250 weak 0630 / 0705, poor 1243
16980 CNR1 0628, / STANAG digital also.
17170 SOH underneath 0624, strong CNR1 jamming ahead
17250 0623
17370 0623 0659 switched off, 1422
17495 0622 few CNR1 echos / 0654
17510 strong Firedrake S=9+20dB at 0622 / 0657
18180 0614
18250 0614
18970 0613
21500 0612 RFA Tibetan only, no jamming noted.
21575 0611 CNR1
21690 0610 CNR1
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

ETHIOPIA   6090  Amhara State Radio, 0309-0320, May 22. As Martien Groot
(Netherlands) has already posted to dxld, the Caribbean Beacon (University
Network) via Anguilla was having tx problems and didn't start till
*0320 UT (checked again at 0352 UT and found them going on and off -
still having trouble); mostly HOA music. Very nice to find in the clear!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 22)

FRANCE   15180  QSL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Tajik BCB to Asia
via Issoudon transmitter (yet EIBI indicates as Turkmen via Lampertheim
100 kW's 77 degrees azimuth which I indicate in my report). Received an
e-mail verification letter with the site as Issoudon on a bearing of
75degrees with 250 kW in the Tajik Language. Reply in 28 days V/S: Walter
Brodowsky Head of Short-wave, Senior Expert sales.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 22)
hfcc lists ISS 250kW 90degr, wb.

FRANCE/GERMANY/SAO TOME/SRI LANKA/U.K.
More and more frequency changes of IBB:

Voice of America
1630-1700 NF11905 NAU 250 kW 150 deg to Sudan  English Mon-Fri, ex9490
1630-1700 NF15720 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeSoAF Portuguese Fri, ex15115
1700-1800 NF15720 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeSoAF Portuguese, ex15115
1800-1830 NF15720 IRA 250 kW 255 deg to CeSoAF Portuguese Mon-Fri,ex15115
2000-2030 NF 6005 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF French, ex6065.

Radio Liberty
1500-1600 NF15630 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Tajik,  ex15180 from May 20
1500-1600 NF15180 LAM 100 kW 077 deg to CeAS Turkmen,ex15525 from May 20
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

GERMANY   7265cusb mode, Glenn Hauser's WoR World of Radio #1669 heard on
steady S=8-9 signal via Goehren Germany site, here in Stuttgart southern
Germany. Around 0640 UT May 18, still in progress at 0650 UT. Scheduled
Sats 0630-0700 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

GERMANY   873  acc Radioforum / and forward by Daniel Kaehler in A-DX ng
today:

Final closure of mediumwave AFRTS AFN Frankfurt installation on May 31,
2013, because of the US budget problems after three wars in Middle East in
past 25 years...

"as part of the Department of Defense's ongoing efforts to reduce
operating costs ...

The 873 AM transmitter, which is located off post in Weisskirchen, {near
Frankfurt/Main} Germany, was singled out for cost savings because of its
isolated location and high-cost upkeep requirements."

see item URL
<http://www.afneurope.net/Headline/tabid/2098/Default.aspx?aid=28284>
AFN Wiesbaden AM Radio Transmitter Going Off the Air

AFN Europe, in coordination with IMCOM Europe and USAREUR, is turning off
its 873 AM radio transmitter in Central Germany May 31, as part of the
Department of Defense's ongoing efforts to reduce operating costs.

The transmitter is one of two that serves Wiesbaden Army Airfield.
The 873 kHz AM transmitter provides Power Network programming, a mix of
news, talk and political commentary. The second transmitter, 98.7 FM,
broadcasts AFN The Eagle, a 24/7 service of contemporary music, community
information and top of the hour news. Wiesbaden area listeners will still
get news, traffic, weather and community information from 98.7 FM.

News and talk fans may still listen to two popular Power Network Shows,
Morning Newswatch, from 0600-0900 and Afternoon Newswatch from 1600-1880?
weekdays on AFN 360: Internet Radio. AFN decoder owners may tune in Power
Network 24 hours a day on their "box."  AFN Europe hopes to be able to
offer Power Network as a 24/7 streaming audio service on AFN 360 sometime
in the future. Some iPhone and Android mobile device users may be able to
listen to AFN's streaming audio service in their car.

The 873 AM transmitter, which is located off post in Weisskirchen,
Germany, was singled out for cost savings because of its isolated location
and high-cost upkeep requirements.

As with all of DoD, AFN Europe anticipates additional changes this year as
it works to provide the American military with quality entertainment and
command information, while simultaneously being good stewards of taxpayer
dollars.
(AFRTS AFN May 21)

AFN  Frankfurt Weisskirchen 873 kHz {formerly 150 kW} 40-80degr screened
50 11 00.62 N  08 36 41.37 E

<http://goo.gl/maps/ULwLz>
<http://binged.it/165HbBs>

<http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/58420093.jpg>
<http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/58420070.jpg>
<http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/37335560.jpg>

I guess in past decade only on air with reduced 50 kW, the signal is only
a shadow of bygone days.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

Abschaltungen: AFN und 90elf. 2x Abschaltungs-News heute:

- Fussballradio 90elf wird eingestellt, weil die entsprechenden DFL-Rechte
jetzt bei SPORT 1 liegen, man denkt ueber neue DAB-Sender nach:
<http://www.radioszene.de/54025/regiocast-digital-stellt-90elf-ein.html>

- AFN schaltet 873 kHz ab:
<http://www.afneurope.net/Headline/tabid/2098/Default.aspx?aid=28284>
(via Radioforum erfahren)
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX May 21)

re 873 Final closure of mediumwave AFN Frankfurt Germany installation.

872 kHz  Frankfurt Weisskirchen was my favorite radio station on my 
highschool era in around 1957 year, when I used a single-TUBE small radio 
set...
(wb. May 21)

Hello Wolfgang, This station was never easy to listen to here due to
Spanish co-channel and sidebands from BBC Wales on 882 kHz, despite the
signal being a good one. In the "good old days" I listened to AFN either
via Munich Ismaning 548 or Stuttgart Muehlacker 1106 kHz. When DLF took
over 548/549 kHz, and 1106/1107 kHz reduced power, the station was usually
lost to interference. I used to enjoy many of the American comedy shows
and musical programmes when they played "real" music.

Germany is soon going to be a difficult country to hear in AM on MW, but
I don't think the three LW stations are going to close any time soon -
are they.
(Noel R. Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

re  873  AFRTS Frankfurt,
wolfi, sorry to hear that the AFN Frankfurt station has ceased operation,
but it's not surprising. I did inspect the antenna system on two different
occasions.

I am convinced that the recent (last couple of years) reports of low
signal are because the directional antenna was actually in operation with
more or less the correct pattern for the first time in at least 20 years.

Ever since an ill-advised change in the antenna phasing and power division
equipment back around 1990, the station had not operated with anything
like the correct parameters. It's an odd story, but came about at the time
of the change from the original CEMCO 150 kW transmitter to the new Nautel
one.
(ben from Oregon to wolfi, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

re AFN Frankfurt 873 kHz to close 31 May.
I was brought up on US music from AFN before the offshore stations
arrived, it has great memories for me.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK May 21)

Re: 873 Final closure of mediumwave AFN Frankfurt Germany installation.
I shall miss this, I used to get a couple of hours of good reception at
dusk before Spain killed reception!
(Tim Bucknall-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

re AFN 873 to close 31 May - Oh wow, that's sad the hear.

I spent many a fun hour listening to AFN Frankfurt when I was younger.
The 873AM signal came in quite strong in the south of the UK and was
particularly popular with American sports fans for the live NFL and MLB
coverage in the years before satellite TV.

But I can understand the reasons for the closedown.
(Martyn Williams-UK, dxld May 21)

Yet another English speaking station leaves the Medium Wave.
When I was a kid as well as Home Service (regions) Light Programme on
247 Metres, Third, Athlone, Luxembourg there was VOA (News in 'special
English' - read slowly) and AFN with all sorts of shows where the
commercials were cut out and 'Information items' substituted.

But now it's eastern music and talksport with 5 live for boredom on tap.
What did we do to deserve it !
(Rog Parsons-Hinckley, Leics.-UK, BrDXC-UK May 22)

GERMANY/CZECH REP   90 years Radio Prague. On 7310 at 1230 UT, May 18.
Hallo Christian, Danke fuer die Aktion, report nach Kall Eifelstan:
Euer Signal ist ein echtes Steilstrahler-one.

Sehr schoen S=9+10dB bis +15 dB in Darmstadt, Hamburg, Amberg und Bodensee
in Germany. S=5 auf der Insel Wight. Sehr, sehr duennes Signal in Genua
und Steiermark Austria, hart an der Grasnarbe, kaum verstaendlich.
Gar nichts auf 7310 kHz in Island, Finnland, Moskau, Griechenland,
Italien...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

GUAM   15570  DRM TEST 24th / 25th May. KTWR Guam is planning a DRM test
to Japan for May 24th and 25th. It will be on 15570 kHz at 1230-1300 UT.
The language will be Japanese. While we are really hoping that Japanese
SWLs and radio clubs get involved in this test, reports on the side and
back lobes would also be appreciated. We will be beaming at a heading of
335 degrees. We will be running 75 kW, so that Japanese listeners in
Russia and the Europe can tune in as well.

We should have good side lobes into Southeast Asia and possibly India.
The main beam should be quite strong in Europe. The main back lobe will
be toward NZ.
(via Mike Sabin KTWR, via NZL DX Times magazine May 15)

Dies sende ich schon mal vorab, am Wochenende bin ich aushaeusig zum
Fieldday Kontest ... und nicht auf den BC Baendern.

Hoffentlich spuckt da nicht Voice of Tibet 15568 kHz aus Yangiyul-TJK und
der chinesische Jammer auf 15570 kHz in die DRM Suppe ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

GUAM   13362usb  AFRTS in SSB mode via GUAM on 13362 kHz.

2000-1100 UTC sollen sie on air sein. (Harald Suess-AUT, May 22)

Danke fuer den Hinweis Harald. Aktuell laut MW List von 2000-0800 UT.
Und derzeit in Salzburg mit S1/3 in USB auf 13362 kHz zu hoeren.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, <http://remotedx.wordpress.com> May 22)

die Listen sagen immerhin 3 kW of power. (73 wb)

INDIA    Summer A-13 SW schedule of All India Radio:
0000-0045  7270 CNI 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Tamil
0000-0045  9835 DEL 100 kW 174 deg to SoAS Tamil
0000-0045  9910 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Tamil
0000-0045 11740 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoAS Tamil
0000-0045 11985 DEL 250 kW 174 deg to SoAS Tamil
0000-0045 13795 BGL 500 kW 108 deg to SoEaAS Tamil

0015-0430  6155 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to SoEaAS Urdu
0015-0430  7340 MUM 100 kW 010 deg to SoAS Urdu
0015-0430  9595 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Urdu
0015-0430 11620 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Urdu

0045-0115  7270 CNI 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Sinhala
0045-0115 11740 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoAS Sinhala
0045-0115 11985 DEL 250 kW 174 deg to SoAS Sinhala

0100-0200  5990 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Sindhi
0100-0200  7370 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to SoAS Sindhi
0100-0200  9635 ALG 250 kW 312 deg to SoAS Sindhi

0130-0230  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Nepali
0130-0230  9810 ALG 250 kW 065 deg to CeAS Nepali

0215-0300  9835 ALG 250 kW 312 deg to WeAS Pashto
0215-0300  9910 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Pashto
0215-0300 11740 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto
0215-0300 13695 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Kannada
0215-0300 15120 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Kannada

0300-0345  9835 ALG 250 kW 312 deg to WeAS Dari
0300-0345  9910 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Dari
0300-0345 11740 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari

0315-0415 11840 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Hindi
0315-0415 13695 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Hindi
0315-0415 15120 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Hindi
0315-0415 15185 PAN 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Hindi

0330-0430  7420 HYD 050 kW 125 deg to SoAS Bengali

0400-0430 11670 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Farsi
0400-0430 15210 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Farsi
0400-0430 15770 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Farsi

0415-0430 15120 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Gujarati
0415-0430 15185 PAN 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Gujarati

0430-0530 11670 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0430-0530 15210 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0430-0530 15770 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0430-0530 15120 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Hindi
0430-0530 15185 PAN 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Hindi

0700-0800  7250 GKP 050 kW 015 deg to SoAS Nepali
0700-0800  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Nepali
0700-0800  9595 DEL 100 kW 342 deg to SoAS Nepali
0700-0800 11850 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to SoAS Nepali

0800-1100  7420 HYD 050 kW 125 deg to SoAS Bengali

0830-1130  7250 GKP 050 kW 015 deg to SoAS Urdu/Hindi/English
0830-1130  7340 MUM 100 kW 010 deg to SoAS Urdu/Hindi/English
0830-1130  9595 DEL 100 kW 342 deg to SoAS Urdu/Hindi/English
0830-1130 11620 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Urdu/Hindi/English

0845-0945 15770 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0845-0945 17510 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0845-0945 17875 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian

1000-1100  7270 CNI 100 kW non-dir to SoAS English
1000-1100 13605 BGL 500 kW 058 deg to EaAS English
1000-1100 13695 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS English
1000-1100 15030 ALG 250 kW 060 deg to EaAS English
1000-1100 15410 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS English
1000-1100 17510 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English
1000-1100 17895 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English

1115-1200 11670 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1115-1200 13645 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1115-1200 15410 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS Thai

1115-1215  7270 CNI 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Tamil
1115-1215  9810 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoAS Tamil
1115-1215 13695 BGL 500 kW 108 deg to SoEaAS Tamil
1115-1215 15050 DEL 250 kW 174 deg to SoAS Tamil
1115-1215 15770 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Tamil
1115-1215 17510 DEL 250 kW 174 deg to SoAS Tamil

1145-1315 11840 ALG 250 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese
1145-1315 13605 BGL 500 kW 058 deg to EaAS Chinese
1145-1315 15795 BGL 500 kW 035 deg to EaAS Chinese

1215-1245  9810 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoAS Telugu
1215-1245 13695 BGL 500 kW 108 deg to SoEaAS Telugu
1215-1245 15770 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Telugu

1215-1315 11710 DEL 050 kW 102 deg to SoAS Burmese
1215-1315 15040 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to SoAS Burmese

1215-1330  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Tibetan
1215-1330  9575 BGL 500 kW 038 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1215-1330 11775 PAN 250 kW 025 deg to CeAS Tibetan

1230-1500  6165 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Sindhi
1230-1500  7340 MUM 100 kW 010 deg to SoAS Sindhi
1230-1500  9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Sindhi

1300-1500  7270 CNI 100 kW non-dir to SoAS Sinhala
1300-1500  9820 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoAS Sinhala

1315-1415  9910 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Dari
1315-1415 11670 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari

1330-1430  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Nepali
1330-1430 11775 PAN 250 kW 025 deg to CeAS Nepali

1330-1500  9690 BGL 500 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
1330-1500 11620 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English
1330-1500 13710 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS English

1415-1515  9910 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Pashto
1415-1515 11670 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto

1430-1930  6045 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Urdu

1445-1515  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Bengali

1500-1600  6165 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Baluchi
1500-1600  7340 MUM 100 kW 010 deg to SoAS Baluchi
1500-1600  9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Baluchi

1515-1600 11620 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF Gujarati
1515-1600 13640 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Gujarati
1515-1600 15175 PAN 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Gujarati

1515-1615  9950 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF Swahili
1515-1615 13605 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Swahili
1515-1615 17670 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF Swahili

1515-1545  9910 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS English
1515-1545 11670 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS English

1600-1730  7420 GUW 050 kW 130 deg to SoAS Bengali

1600-1930  6155 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Urdu

1615-1715  9595 BGL 500 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian

1615-1730  7250 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Hindi
1615-1730  9445 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Hindi
1615-1730  9950 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF Hindi
1615-1730 12025 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Hindi
1615-1730 13605 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Hindi
1615-1730 17670 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF Hindi

1615-1730  9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Farsi
1615-1730 11710 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Farsi
1615-1730 13640 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Farsi

1730-1830  7250 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Malayalam
1730-1830 12025 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Malayalam

1730-1945  9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1730-1945 11710 PAN 250 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1730-1945 13640 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic

1745-1945  7550 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English
1745-1945  9445 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to NoEaAF English
1745-1945 11580 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NoAF English
1745-1945 11670 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English
1745-1945 11935 MUM 100 kW 250 deg to CeEaAF English
1745-1945 13695 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF English
1745-1945 17670 DEL 250 kW 245 deg to EaAF English

1945-2030  9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to NoWeAF French
1945-2030 11710 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NoWeAF French
1945-2030 13640 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NoWeAF French

1945-2045  7550 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Hindi
1945-2045 11670 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Hindi

2045-2230  7550 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English
2045-2230  9445 BGL 500 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
2045-2230  9910 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English
2045-2230 11620 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS English
2045-2230 11670 BGL 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English
2045-2230 NF12025 PAN 250 kW 120 deg SoEaAS English,ex11740 May 20

2245-0045  9690 BGL 500 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2245-0045  9705 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS English
2245-0045 11710 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English
2245-0045 13605 BGL 500 kW 058 deg to EaAS English

2300-2400  9910 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS Hindi
2300-2400 11740 PAN 250 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS Hindi
2300-2400 13795 BGL 500 kW 108 deg to SoEaAS Hindi

DRM transmissions:
0130-0230 11715 DEL 100 kW 124 deg to CeAS Nepali
0315-0415 17715 DEL 100 kW 245 deg to EaAF Hindi
0415-0430 17715 DEL 100 kW 245 deg to EaAF Gujarati
0430-0530 17715 DEL 100 kW 245 deg to EaAF Hindi
1300-1500 15050 DEL 100 kW 174 deg to SoAS Sinhala
1615-1715 15140 ALG 100 kW 312 deg to EaEUR Russian
1745-1945  9950 ALG 100 kW 312 deg to WeEUR English
1945-2045  9950 ALG 100 kW 312 deg to WeEUR Hindi
2045-2230  9950 ALG 100 kW 312 deg to WeEUR English
2245-0045 11645 DEL 100 kW 065 deg to EaAS English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

IRAN   15150 kHz, Zahedan tx problem. 17 May 2013, 1420 UTC, Arabic via
Zahedan, slightly distorted audio. In the Perseus spectrum, the modulation
actually reaches down to 15130 kHz, at lower strength also up to 15170
kHz. Additionally, it creates a spur between 15080 kHz and 15090 kHz. The
spur is very scratchy but still clearly // 15150 kHz and bugs the IBB Dari
program on 15090 kHz.
(Eike Bierwirth-D, dxld May 17)

15150  Now checked the distorted audio signal from IRIB Zahedan 500 kW
at 289 degrees on Saturday May 18. Around 1200 UT heard broadband 15134-
15166 kHz distorted Arabic sce, mostly phone-in program.

And accompanied two spurious signals on stronger 15081.5 to 15090 kHz,
but lesser 15211 to 15219 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

Dear Mr. Bueschel, Thank you for your email. I will dispatch an engineer
to Zahedan and I will inform you of our situation in one week.
Best Regards
Ali Sharifi-IRN (IRIB May 20)

IRAN/EGYPT   Mystery on 1476 kHz.
Hello To All, In recent evenings I have been hearing chants on 1476 kHz.
Last night around 2315 UT as well as from 2345 UT until a definite stop by
0000 UT the other evenings. With Spain now off I'm hearing this more
often. No other talk during the time period has been noted, only chants.

My resources indicate Iran and Egypt on the frequency however they show
them only up to around 2200 or 2230 UT only. Would appreciate any help
from our European listeners on this one.
(Allen Willie-Nfl-CAN, mwdx May 19)

At 2115 to 2130 UT May 19 noted two peaks on various Perseus remote server
in Germany, Austria, Finland, Moscow, Greece, and Sicily Italy.

Stronger
- probably - Holy Quran Radio Sohaq Egypt on 1475.996 kHz,
  news til 2116 UT, followed by Holy Quran prayer program;

and another UNIDentified like string peak on browser on 1476.261 kHz.
Latter heard also all over Europe like a 260 Hertz whistle tone.
(wb, mwdx May 19)

Mystery on 1476 kHz.
yes, Martin/Wolfgang, Marivan (IRIB) is ca. +0.2 kHz off, EGY is close to
nominal...

So it seems easy to distinguish between those two. Nothing else been heard
recently here in my QTH (from that area).
(Vlad Titarev-UKR, mwdx May 20)

{WB: and another UNIDentified like string peak on browser on 1476.261 kHz.
Latter heard also all over Europe like a 260 Hertz whistle tone.}

Download the phantastic list available at fmscan.org, which can be used as
userlist in Perseus. They mention an IRIB Iran outlet, 20 kW from Marivan,
256 Hertz above 1476 kHz. I assume that's the culprit.
(Martin Elbe-D  <http://home.wolfsburg.de/elbe/>  mwdx May 20)

On May 20th at 2300-2400 UT noted S=9+5dB signal in southern Italy,
on 1476.261 kHz IRIB Iran outlet, 20 kW, from Marivan Iran.

No stn from Egypt noted on 1475.996 kHz tonight in this hour.

But from a bout 2308 UT observed another very tiny station, string seen in
Germany, England, little stronger in Finland and Moscow, wandered
downwards,

on
1476.053 2308
1476.031 2312
1476.028 2318
1476.020 2322
and 1476.018 kHz at 2326 UT.
(wb, mwdx May 20)

At 2200 UT May 21 I have:
1476.26 IRN
1475.992 R. Thailand, s/on around 2130
1475.998 EGY -2200*
1475.999 UNID
1476.010 UNID, fade-out around 2210, maybe CHN

No drifter noted, but yours could well have been TKM, which drifts a lot
and used to have at least sometimes a break between 2100-2300 UT.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, mwdx May 21)

Re 1476 kHz from TKM,
yes Mauno, after such break til 2300 UT, the TKM tx need some warm-up to
drift down from x.053 to x.018 Hertz, thanks for your suggestion advice.
(wb, mwdx May 22)

ITALY/VATICAN STATE    Fotos Sendeanlagen aus Italien / Vatikanstaat

Ich hatte in den letzten Wochen die Gelegenheit ein paar Sendeanlagen zu
fotografieren.

1. RAI - Rimini

<https://picasaweb.google.com/100787827172536242199/RAIRimini>

Diese Anlage ist nicht mehr in Betrieb und hat auf 999 khz gesendet. Am
Morgen der Aufnahmen war das relativ neue Vorhaengeschloss offen und
jemand vor Ort. Darum konnte ich hier die Aufnahmen aus der Naehe machen.

Rai Rimini Viserba 999 kHz
44 05 41.15 N  12 30 27.35 E

2. RAI - Sassari

<https://picasaweb.google.com/100787827172536242199/RAISassari>

Die Anlage ist sehr gut abgeschottet. Nicht nur geht ein hohes Gitter ums
ganze Feld, auch jeder Abspannklotz ist noch zusaetzlich mit einem Gitter
versehen. Vielleicht hatten sie ja noch uebrige Gitter vom nebenstehenden
Gefaengnis. Die Anlage ist noerdlich von Sassari und von der Autobahn her
gut sichtbar.

Rai Sassari La Crucca 1143 kHz 10 kW
40 45 22.85 N  08 26 52.38 E

3. Radio Vatikan - Santa Maria di Galeria

<https://picasaweb.google.com/100787827172536242199/RadioVatikanSantaMariaDiGaleria>

Wie man auf Google sehen kann, ist die Anlage riesig und durch eine hohe
Mauer versehen. Auf einigen QSL-Karten kann man erkennen, dass um die
Antennen noch ein Zaun ist. Also doppelt gesichert. Scheinbar hat man bei
den Mitarbeitern der Sendeanlagen keine Freude, wenn man von ausserhalb
Fotos macht. Mir wurde aus dem Auto raus angezeigt (Mitarbeiter, welche
durchs Haupttor reingefahren sind), dass ich das lassen soll. War auch
schon vor mehr als 10 Jahren der Fall. (Ist mir sonst noch nie
vorgekommen.) Die Aufnahmen im Sueden sind aus relativ grosser Distanz
gemacht worden. Im Norden gibt es eine kleine Erhoehung, bei der man
besser an die zweite Drehantenne und die Masten rankommt.

Von den MW-Frequenzen ist 585 kHz noch in Betrieb. Die senden das Programm
105FM. Der Sender ist trotz der kleinen Leistung auch im Norden von
Sardinien bis in den spaeten Vormittag im Autoradio zu hoeren.
Von 1260 kHz habe ich nichts gehoert. Ob der Sender noch in Betrieb ist,
weiss ich nicht. Laut RV Sendeplan muesste er das noch fuer ein paar
Stunden pro Tag sein. Beide Sender stehen aber nicht hier, sondern in Rom.
(Sandro Blatter-SUI, on tour in Italy May 20)

JAPAN   Frequency changes of JSR Shiokaze Sea Breeze from May 15:
1330-1430 NF6135#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu
Chinese/Korean Tue; En Fri; Korean/Japanese Sat and Japanese/Korean Sun

2000-2100 NF5965*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6075 Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu
Chinese/Korean Tue; En Fri; Korean/Japanese Sat and Japanese/Korean Sun
# co-ch Radio Taiwan International in Chinese
* co-ch RTM Klasik Nasional FM in Malaysian 5964.7 kHz.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

KOREA D.P.R.   DPRK.   {automatic translation from RUS-midxb ng}
Pyongyang TV for the first time in its history has shown in one of the
shows the flag of South Korea. According to Japanese media reports, it
happened on May 20 during a demonstration recording of one of the matches
held in Paris world championship in table tennis.

Usually the DPRK flag of South Korea, if the frames can not be cut with
it, blur mosaic picture. However, on May 20 Pyongyang TV not only showed a
match between pairs of North Korea and South Korea, but also clearly
demonstrated the South Korean flag next to the scoreboard, where they show
score. It won the North Korean athletes.

In Seoul, do not rule out that the lifting of the ban on the display of
the flag of South Korea can be a signal indicating the willingness of
Pyongyang to resume dialogue with the South.
<http://tasstelecom.ru/news/one/19796>
(RUS-midxb May 21, editor Alexander Dementyev-RUS)

KYRGYZSTAN    SHORTWAVE RELAY SERVICE  kHz: 5130 kHz
Summer Schedule 2013

Persian Days Area kHz
1500-1800 daily WeAS 5130bis?
Key: ? Irregular.
(WRTH 2013 Int. Radio Supplement 2, A13 schedules, via RUSdx May 19)

MADAGASCAR   Charles Caudill, President and CEO of NASB member World
Christian Broadcasting, gave an update on his organization's struggle to
get a new shortwave station on the air from the Island of Madagascar, off
the southeast coast of Africa. Madagascar World Voice has had its
transmitter site ready with antennas erected for a few years now, but is
waiting on approval from the Madagascar communications minister to import
its transmitters and put the station on the air.

The Continental 100 kW transmitters are sitting in crates in Houston
waiting for shipment to Madagascar as soon as approval is granted. Caudill
explained that elections will be held on the African island in July of
this year, after which the government ministers will probably change, and
this may give the station a better opportunity to get on the air in the
coming months.
(May edition of the NASB newsletter - National Association of
SW Broadcasters, May 22)

MDG  WCBC Mahajanga 3x100 kW, 3 antennas 25/265/325degr, at
15 43 38.40 S  46 26 45.22 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/dd9CF>

MARIANA ISL  [Tinian]  Frequency change of IBB Radio Free Asia
0500-0600 NF21650 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon, ex21470
0500-0600 NF21660 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Tue, ex21480
0500-0600 NF21670 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Wed, ex21490
0500-0600 NF21680 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Thu, ex21510
0500-0600 NF21690 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Fri, ex21530
0500-0600 NF21700 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Sat, ex21550
0500-0600 NF21710 TIN 250 kW 313 deg to EaAS Chinese Sun, ex21540
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

NEW ZEALAND   More changes of Radio New Zealand International in English:
0535-0547  15720 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  PAC English,instead of 11725 kHz.
0548-0758  11725 RAN 050 kW 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0651-0758 NF9890 RAN 025 kW 000 deg DRM All Pacific, ex11675
1651-1750   9700 RAN 100 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Isl,Samoa,Tonga
            {alternate 9615 kHz}
1651-1750 NF7330 RAN 035 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl,Samoa,Tonga, ex6135.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

OMAN   Frequency change of Radio Sultanate of Oman. First noted on May 16:
1600-2200 NF15560 THU 100 kW  220 deg to EaAF Arabic. Good choice, clear
frequency. Ex15595 kHz to avoid Vatican Radio in French and English
1600-1630 UT. But on May 17 back again on 15595 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

15560 1400-1600 48,53 THU 100 220 Arb OMA RSO
15595 1600-2200 48,53 THU 100 220 Arb OMA RSO
15630 1400-1730 48,53 THU 100 220 Arb OMA RSO

OMAN   Frequency change of Radio Sultanate of Oman.
15560 kHz, 18 May at 1620 UT. Radio Sultanate Oman in Arabic. Om talk over
dance music, giggles, phone conversation. Fair signal in SDR Twente and
very weak signal in my QTH.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld May 18)

OMAN/SINGAPORE   Frequency changes of BBC from May 13:
1400-1500 NF9705 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari,  ex9810 to avoid CNR1
1500-1600 NF9705 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex9810 to avoid CNR1
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   4960  QSL Catholic Radio network/Radio Saint Gabriel,
Vanimo. When I first heard this station back in 2006, attempts to find a
QSL route, resulted in a dead issue, one via Australia (failed) and the
other from the Archdiocese of Papua New Guinea, in Post Moresby c/o of
Media and Editorial Section (no response after two letters to this route).
The third attempt was some friends who had relatives (on a archaeology
search) there in Vanimo, but they left before I could get them my report.

After seeing Bruce Churchill QSL response, I proceeded to send my report
to <director.pg @ radiomaria.org>
and within two days received back a confirmation statement stating my
report as correct and gave some insight about the station and aims.
V/S: Father Paul Kote. Total time of 8 years, ten months,
but 48 hours after posting my e-mail report. This makes my
25th PNG Station verified on short wave. Many Thanks to Bruce for opening
up this route for others to receive their verifications!
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 22)

PERU   9674.813 UNID BRA or PRU?, at 0600 UT May 18.
       heavily disturbed by UTE stn 9677.600, fax mode signal, or is that
       Stepanakert / Khankendi), Nagorno-Karabakh Republic AZE?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

Wolfy's 18 May UNID on 9674.813 kHz.
Here in the South Pacific I monitored the frequency irregularly between
0240 and 0608 UTC today 19 May and have only Radio del Pacifico or
Pacifico Radio in Peru on estimated 9674.83 kHz.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld May 19)

RUSSIA   SUMMARY OF SW, MW CUTS from 1 January, 2013.

Below is a summary of various SW and MW transmitter closures which are are
mostly due to take effect from 1 January. This is summarised from reports
which will be in January Communication (DX News and Medium Wave Report):

Russia
- St Petersburg SW/MW site is closing (including MW 1494 kHz)
- Samara SW site is also reported to be closing.
- Mayak is closing on MW/LW throughout Russia.
- Voice of Russia is reducing some of its SW/MW output across its
  language services following budget cuts.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC ng, 29 Dec 2012; via WRTH, dxld)

RUSSIA   [Chechen Rep]  657 kHz QSL RTRS branch in Groznyy, Chechen
Republic, incl. MW mast photo. Scan of Pavel Ivanov, Belgorod in deneb_dx,
copy on yahoo.group.open_dx.
<http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/9430344/1989100022/name/Doc1.docx>
in
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/open_dx/attachments/folder/878265393/item/list>
(open_dx May 18)

RUSSIA   VOICE OF RUSSIA - "Voice of Russia" - A13 Summer 2013
The program is in Russian. CIS Central Asia on 8 May to 26 Oct 2013
Transmission time UTC / Frequency / Fitting Position Transmitter

24 h        1503  Dushanbe-TJK
0200-0300   9860  Moscow
0300-0400   9860  Moscow
1200-1900  15585  Moscow
1500-1900   1026  Novosibirsk
1600-1900   5975 (ex.5925)  Novosibirsk
(Consultant Editor A.V.Molodkina, VOR)
(Alexander Golovihin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx May 19)

RADIO ROSSII  kHz: 1296, 7215, 12070, 13665, 13735
Summer Schedule 2013

Russian Days Area kHz
0400-0800 daily EUR  12070msk
0825-1300 daily EUR  13665msk
1325-1700 daily EUR  13735msk
1725-2100 daily EUR  7215msk
2100-1700 daily CeAS 1296dsb

VOICE OF RUSSIA (VOR)
kHz: 171, 648, 657, 693, 720, 801, 927, 972, 999, 1026, 1080, 1089,
1143, 1170, 1215, 1314, 1350, 1377, 1395, 1413, 1503, 1548, 4960,
5975, 6035, 6075, 6155, 6185, 7235, 7340, 7505, 7525, 7540, 9435,
9445, 9465, 9490, 9665, 9820, 9850, 9860, 9880, 9895, 9900, 11530,
11635, 11830, 12030, 12060, 12110, 13785, 13805, 13860, 15300,
15585, 15670, 15760, 17500, 21800, 21820 kHz.

Summer Schedule 2013
Arabic Days Area kHz
1600-2100 daily ME 1314erv
1600-2100 daily ME, NoAF 12110dsb
1700-2000 daily ME 7540dsb
1900-2000 daily ME, NoAF 9900erv
2000-2100 daily ME 9895erv

Chechen Days Area kHz
0500-0600 daily Caucasus 171arm, 657grz
1200-1300 daily Caucasus 171arm, 657grz
2000-2100 daily Caucasus 657grz

Chinese Days Area kHz
1000-1200 daily EaAS 15300nvs
1000-1300 daily EaAS 6075vld
1000-1400 daily EaAS 648vld, 13805irk
1100-1400 daily EaAS 13860irk
1200-1300 daily EaAS 1080irk

Dari/Pashto Days Area kHz
1200-1400 daily WeAS 648dsb, 801dsb, 4960dsb

English Days Area kHz
0000-0400 daily CeAM 9665kch
0100-0200 daily CeAS, ME 648dsb
0100-0500 daily CeAS, ME 1314erv
0200-0300 daily CeAS, ME 972dsb
0400-0500 daily CeAS, ME 15760dsb
0600-1000 daily EUR 11830msk+
0600-1000 daily AS, Pac 21800irk, 21820nvs
0700-0900 daily AS 13785irk
0700-0900 daily SoEA 17500nvs
1000-1200 daily SoEA 12030vld
1000-1300 daily AS 11530dsb
1100-1500 daily SoEA 15670nvs
1300-1400 daily CeAS, ME 972dsb
1300-1500 daily SoEA 12030vld
1400-1500 daily AS 11530dsb
1400-1500 daily CeAS, ME 648dsb
1400-1500 daily EaAS 648vld
1400-1600 daily CeAS, ME 927dsb, 9900erv
1400-1900 daily SoAS, ME 4960dsb
1500-1800 daily SoEA, SoAS 6185irk
1600-1800 daily SoAS 6035nvs, 9490nvs
1600-1900 daily CeAS, ME 801dsb
1700-1800 daily AS 9820irk+
1700-1900 daily CeAS, ME 648dsb
1800-1900 daily CeAS, ME 927dsb
1800-1900 daily ME, AF 9900erv
2200-2300 daily EaAS 648vld
2200-2400 daily CeAM 9465erv

English/German Days Area kHz
0900-1200 daily EUR 9850klg+

English/Russian Days Area kHz
0800-0900 daily EUR 9850klg+
1200-1400 daily EUR 9850klg+

Farsi Days Area kHz
1500-1700 daily ME 648dsb, 1377erv, 7525dsb

French Days Area kHz
1600-1800 daily AF   9900erv
1600-2100 daily AF  11635kch
1800-1900 daily EUR  9880klg+

German Days Area kHz
0900-1200 daily EUR 693bln
1500-1900 daily EUR 693bln

Hindi Days Area kHz
1300-1400 daily SoAS 7505dsb, 9445irk+, 11530dsb
1500-1600 daily SoAS  801dsb, 7505dsb, 9445irk+

Italian Days Area kHz
1700-1800 daily EUR 9880klg+
2130-2230 daily EUR 1548kch

Japanese Days Area kHz
1200-1400 daily EaAS 720iuj, 7235irk, 7340ppk

Kurdish Days Area kHz
0500-0600 daily ME 15760dsb
1500-1600 daily ME 12110dsb

Mongolian Days Area kHz
1300-1400 mtwtfs. EaAS 1080irk, 6075vld

Polish Days Area kHz
1700-1800 daily EUR 1143klg

Portuguese Days Area kHz
2100-2200 daily EUR 6155msk+
2200-2400 daily SAM 12060erv

Russian Days Area kHz
0000-2300 daily CeAS,ME 1503dsb
0100-2400 daily Cau, ME 1395erv
0200-0400 daily CeAS 9860msk
0300-0500 daily EUR 1548kch
0400-0700 daily EUR 999kch
0600-0900 daily EUR 693bln
1200-1900 daily CeAS 15585msk

Russian Days Area kHz
1500-1900 daily CeAS 1026nvs
1600-1900 daily CeAS 5975nvs
1600-2100 daily Cau, ME 1089arm
1700-1800 daily EUR 999kch, 1548kch
1800-2000 daily Cau 171arm
1800-2000 daily EUR 1413kch
1800-2100 daily EUR 1143klg
1800-2200 daily EUR 1215klg
1800-2200 daily ME  1170arm
1900-2100 daily EUR 693bln
2000-2200 daily EUR 999kch

Serbian Days Area kHz
2000-2130 daily EUR 1548kch

Spanish Days Area kHz
0000-0100 daily LatAM 9465erv
0000-0500 daily SoAM 12060erv
0100-0500 daily LatAM 9435erv
2000-2100 daily EUR 6155msk+

Turkish Days Area kHz
0100-0300 daily ME 1377erv
0300-0500 daily ME 1350erv
1300-1500 daily ME 1350erv
1400-1600 daily ME 1314erv
2100-2230 daily ME 1314erv

Urdu Days Area kHz
1400-1500 daily SoAS 801dsb, 7505dsb, 9445irk+

Vietnamese Days Area kHz
1200-1300 daily SoEA 12030vld

GTRK "ADYGEYA" kHz: 7325 kHz. Summer Schedule 2013
Adyghian Days Area kHz
1700-1800 m...f..   ME 7325arm
1800-1900 ......s   ME 7325arm

Key: + = DRM mode.

YEVANGELSKIYE CHTENIYA (Rlg)
Key: Only broadcasting to the Moscow area, on 612 kHz. Entry is expected
to move to National Radio section later in year.
(WRTH 2013 Int. Radio Supplement 2 - A13 Schedules, via RUSdx)

RUSSIA   {automatic translation from RUS-midxb}
Ranked in the Tower of St. Petersburg lightning a few minutes put out of
action for television and radio transmitters, told "Interfax" Director of
RTRS "St. Petersburg RC" Alexander Kulikov.

"A strong lightning bolt hit the television tower on Monday May 13 at 23
pm. Two transmitters defense did not survive. But three minutes later it
was restored broadcasting, and in 9 minutes - television ", - said A.
Kulikov.

According to eyewitnesses, storm also led to a disruption in the operation
of several dozen traffic lights.
<http://www.severinfo.ru/accidents/7177-molniya-pogasila-podsvetku-peterburgskoy-telebashni.html>
(RUS-midxb May 21, editor Alexander Dementyev-RUS)

RUSSIA   7370drm mode.  UNIDentified in DRM. UNIDentified station in DRM
om May 23, at 0630 UT on 7370 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

UNIDentified in DRM mode.
Thanks to screenshot snap taken by Sandro Blatter in Switzerland.

7370  Unidentified tx location, of DRM mode outlet Radio Mayak
identification on Russian Federation, on May 23 at 0637 UT.  ID:1001

btw. ID:1001
seems to be a standard delivery ID label of TransRadio Berlin DRM encoder,
appeared also in 2009 and 2010 year on Romanian Tiganesti DRM gear outlet.

Super strong 10 kHz wide frequency block ONLY seen
in Finland remote Perseus units and on
DF3LZ SDR Perseus unit in Hamburg Germany, S=9+15dB signal.

NOTHING seen in Australia, Japan, USA, and fairly nothing in England,
nothing in western and southern Europe so far.

Sugestion seems Krasnodar Armavir tx center outlet  ?
vy73 de wolfy df5sx  (wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

Re: 7370 kHz UNIDentified in DRM mode.
Hello Wolfgang, we have not transmitted DRM programs of Radio Mayak on
7370 kHz on May 23 at 06:37 UTC. 7370 kHz isn't our frequency.
(Andrey Shaydurov-RUS, Taldom TX center, Moscow region, Russia; May 23)

Moscow DRM SFN Tests from Krasnodar Armavir Tbiliskaya and Kaliningrad
Bolshakovo.

The test digital broadcasting on HF in Russia.

Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI)
under a contract with the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting
Network (RTRS) is conducting a test of digital broadcasting in the format
of DRM on shortwave.

The webcast will be held on the following schedule:
- 0600 UTC 21 May - 22 May 0600 UTC - 9740 and 9820 kHz;
- May 23 0600 UTC - 0600 UTC 24 May - 7370 and 7430 kHz;
- 0600 UTC 28 May - 29 May 0600 UTC - 7370, 7430, 9740, 9820 kHz.

At the same time will be used only one frequency. Frequencies will only
switch on the hour. Schedule change will be formed quickly as interference
detection at the point of measurement.

Will use 2 transmitters:
1. Bolshakovo 15 kW, azimuth  40degr (for all frequencies);
2. Krasnodar, 30 kW, azimuth 347degr (for the range of 9 MHz),
   the azimuth 337degr (for the range of 7 MHz).

Every hour the transmitter number 1 will air the first 40 minutes, the
transmitter number 2 last 40 minutes past the hour. Thus, each time the
first 20 minutes past the hour in the air will only transmitter number
one, the second two hours 20 minutes, the transmitter in the synchronous
network, the last 20 minutes hours only transmitter number 2.
Synchronization point will be located not far from Moscow.

The purpose of this research is to determine the benefits of the network
(the percentage of the decoded audio from the transmitter number 1 and
number 2, separately and in the sharing of the network).

It is expected that these tests will also be accepted in the Nordic and
Baltic countries.

Payment card cover signals from both transmitters in the frequency of
9.7 MHz 1800 UTC can be seen here.

Oleg Varlamov, a leading researcher MTUCI

MTUCI - a leading research center for digital broadcasting to DRM in
Russia, which holds most of the work on broadcasting in HF, including 26
MHz, SW, NVIS and so on.

RTRS - funds most research on broadcasting in DRM in Russia.

<http://dxing.ru/novosti/21-radioveschanie/1877-testovoe-tsifrovoe-veschanie-sinhroseti-na-kv-v-rossii.html>
(DXingRU, May 14)

Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics under
contract with the Russian TV & Radio Network (RTRN) will fulfill DRM SFN
tests on the HF.

<http://dxing.ru/novosti/21-radioveschanie/1877-testovoe-tsifrovoe-veschanie-sinhroseti-na-kv-v-rossii.html>

Transmissions will be held from 06 UT 21 May to 06 UT on May 22 at the
frequencies of
9740 kHz (9820 kHz)
and from 06 UT on May 23 to 06 UT on May 24 at the frequencies
7370 kHz (7430 kHz).

Also from 06 UT on May 28 to 06 UT on May 29 at different frequencies
(9740, 9820, 7370, 7430 kHz).

Two transmitters will be used:

1 - Kaliningrad Bolshakovo, 15 kW, beam 040degr (9.7 MHz, 7.4 MHz);

2 - Krasnodar Armavir Tbiliskaya,  30 kW, beam 347degr (9.7 MHz)
    and beam 337degr (7.4 MHz).

Every hour the first transmitter will on the air in the first 40 minutes
and the second transmitter will on the air in the last 40 minutes.

Thus the first 20 minutes you can listen to the first transmitter, middle
20 minutes - both transmitters in SFN, and the last 20 minutes - the
second transmitter.

The purpose of the study - the detection of network gain (% of decoded
audio from the first TX, from the second TX and from the both TX).

Synchronization point will be near Moscow. Switching between the
frequencies in the same band will be operative to minimize interference
from other stations.

Transmission may also be heard in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Please send reception reports.

(Oleg V. Varlamov  UA3ARI, from Moscow-RUS
<http://www.drmrx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2493>   (drmrx May 14)

Im Lauftext wird auch eine E-Mailadresse fuer Empfangsberichte
RRReport address
<ops.trcefir @ gmail.com>  angegeben.
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX May 23)

Does this means that Synchronization will be dynamically adjusted ?
What are the distances between the 3 points ? May 16.

On May 21 signal is here on 9740 kHz right on time peaking 30dB SNR.
(French operator F1BJB in JN19BL, May 16 / 21)

Synchronization point will be near Moscow.
From each TX to RX about 1000 kms, and delay between TX is not necessary.
Another points with different propagation times (until 6 ms) may be OK.

[later]  May 21 - Thanks for long and informative report. It seems that
different propagation delay between TX make decoding impossible when booth
are on air. I try calculate it later.

On 23 May we plan to start at 06 UT on 7370 kHz until (preliminarily) 13
UT, then 7430 kHz until (preliminarily) 17 UT,then 7370 to 19 UT, 7430 to
20 UT, 7370 to 23 UT, 7430 to 24 UT, 7370 to 05 UT and 7430 to 06 UT.

We switched TX at 20 min and 40 min of each hour. Difference in
propagation delay may be near 5 ms (if one hop from Krasnodar) or near
6ms (if 2 hops from Krasnodar). It may be close to guard interval limit,
and TX work not at one, but as interference to each other. You graph is
seems to it. You location may be of the border of SFN area.
(Oleg V. Varlamov  UA3ARI, Moscow-RUS, drmrx May 16/21/23)

0720 hrs UTC Radio MAYAK of 9740 kHz good reception in Russian language
SNR 15 to 21 db, but little fading, very nice reception.
<http://nsa34.casimages.com/img/2013/...3659967355.jpg>
(Marcel in NoEaFrance, drmrx May 21)

The propagation today May 21 is not very good, so the result here in
Stockholm, Sweden is not very stable. Around 6 UT I could not see any
traces of a signal but after 0620 UT there was some sound to hear. My log
starts at 0630 UT and lasts for 279 minutes.

A 207 minutes long second log from 1242 UT. I removed the Doppler to get a
clearer picture. Hope that someone can make something out of these logs.

May 23 - Good reception during the first 40 minutes of the hour, then a
weaker signal during the last 20 minutes without decoded audio. A slight
change in Doppler and delay can be seen 20 minutes into the hour, but the
2nd TX was so weak here that the reception was unaffected. The stronger TX
was about +30dBuV and the weaker about +10dBuV.
(Terje in Stockholm-SWE, drmrx May 21/23)

Es handelt sich um einen SFN-Test aus Krasnodar und Kaliningrad.
... hier "Radio Mayak", SNR 8,5dB, kein Ton, S7.
Robust in Mode B, 4-QAM/SM 16-QAM, 2s Inteleaver, 14,06 kbps; allerdings
hier Vierweg-Ausbreitung, wobei sich die zwei staerksten Wege um fuenf (!)
Millisekunden voneinander unterscheiden und der Decodierung zu Audio das
Genick brechen.
(Nils Schiffhauer-D  DK8OK, A-DX May 23)

SPAIN   RNE Radio 5 Informacion.
Change of mind: It will be regional output on weekends. Complete schedule:

RADIO 5 INFORMACION:

M-F:
UT
0525-0530 (REG // with RN)
0550-0600 (REG // with RN)
0730-0800 (LOCAL)
0825-0830 (REG)
0925-0930 (REG)
1025-1030(REG)
1425-1430(REG)
1525-1530(REG)
1625-1630(REG)
1705-1730(REG)

Sat-Sun:
1130-1200 (REG // with RN)

RADIO NACIONAL

M-F:
UT
0525-0530 (REG // with R5)
0550-0600 (REG // with R5)
1107-1200 (REG)

Sat-Sun:
1130-1200 (REG // with RN)

CEUTA & MELILLA stations
Ceuta:   RN 97.2 / R5 101.9 MHz
Melilla: RN 972kHz MW - 97.7 / R5 100.1 MHz

M-F:
UT
0525-0530 (LOCAL RN+R5)
0550-0600 (LOCAL RN+R5)
0730-0800 (LOCAL R5)
1107-1200 (LOCAL RN)

other REG times probably filled with Andalucia REG signal.

SPAIN   RNE "Radio 5-Todo Noticias" is now "Radio 5 Informacion".

Today at 09'30 local time (07'30Z) "Radio 5-Todo Noticias" has been
revamped as "Radio 5 Informacion".

The new programing includes more regional bulletins plus a 30 minutes
local program. These are:

M-F in UTC
0525-0530 (REG // with RN)
0550-0600 (REG // with RN)
0730-0800 (LOCAL)
0825-0830 (REG)
0925-0930 (REG)
1025-1030 (REG)
1425-1430 (REG)
1525-1530 (REG)
1625-1630 (REG)
1705-1730 (REG)

There will not be regional output on weekends.
<http://moladx.blogspot.com/>
(Mauricio Molano Sanchez-ESP, mwdx May 16 / 21)

SRI LANKA   11750  PJC Radio International in English, test via
Trincomalee.

<http://www.pcjmedia.com/component/content/article/1-latest-news/234-pcj-radio-international-via-trincomalee-sri-lanka>

Beginning May 19th until June 9th, 2013. PCJ Radio International will be
conducting some test transmissions from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

Time: 1300 to 1400 UT. Dates: May 19, 26; June 2, 9th - 2013
Frequency: 11750 kHz - 25 meter band. Target area: East and SoEaAsia
Power: 125 kW. Azimuth: 45 degrees

The adddres to send reception reports to is:
PCJ Radio International
8th Floor, Number 47, Lane 31,
Sanmin Road, Section 1,
Banciao, New Taipei City
Taiwan, 22070
Republic Of China
email: <pcjqsl @ pcjmedia.com>
(PCJ, May 19)

On 19 May 1320-1400 UT, PJC Radio International in English. Om talk, at
1322 UT mention Radio Nederland and at 1323 UT piano music. At 1328 UT
back Om talk. At 1332 UT local pop music. Good signal in remot radio from
Manila (Global Tuners). Very weak signal from SDR Twente, modulation heard
best when the music. Also weak signal from SDR Milpitas, California -. At
1344 UT address PJC Radio. At 1357 UT Om bids farewell, then old American
music. At 1400 UT end of transmission.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld May 19)

11750  Heard the last 15 minutes of the PCJ test via Trincomalee-CLN at
1345 UT via Globaltuners Hong Kong receiver with quite a good signal ...
mention of Radio Netherland and heard the Happy station song.
(Gilles Letourneau-CAN dxld May 19)

11750   Listening right now via SDR in Brisbane, Australia. Decent signal
strength, but being beaten up by co-channel Radio Habana at 0810 UT,
19 May 2013.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, dxld May 19)

SRI LANKA   11750?  Just working on a special thank you QSL card for those
who helped to let is know about reception for the Trincomalee relays of
Focus Asia Pacific and Happy Station Show, It's going to the printers next
Tuesday. Also I want to take a moment to see what people would think of a
Happy Station Show in a few weeks that would have Eddy Startz, Tom Meijer,
Pete Myres, Jonathan Groubert and myself all in one show. Many people have
fond memories of Happy Station going back to the Eddy Startz era. Well his
week I have a treat for you. A clip of Happy Station on Philips Radio PCJ
from May 1931 also some other surprises.

[later]  The QSL card for our special broadcasts is ready. We thank Partha
Sarathi Goswami for a great design. It has all the details a DXer would
ever want on his QSL. Photo shows the Trincomalee relay station.
Thanks Partha.
(Keith Perron-TWN, via Mike Terry-UK dxld May 23)

TANZANIA   [ZANZIBAR]  6015  ZBC Radio, May 22. Tx on at 0256 UT; audio
started *0258 with pop African songs (assume Spice FM intro); 4 + 1 pips;
usual program format; above normal reception; drums at 0359 UT and more
pips; clear ID and references to Zanzibar.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 22)

TUNISIA   Radio TV Tunis Sfax this morning May 18:
0457-0556 7275 SFA 500 kW  340 deg to WeEUR Arabic, ex0357-0627 UT
0657-0756 7335 SFA 500 kW  265 deg to NoAF/WeAF/Sahel  Arabic,
ex0557-0807 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)     power 125 or 250 kW ?

RTT Tunisian Radio Sfax, 18 May 2013.
No signal at 0409 and 0430 UTC on 7275 or any other SW frequency. GOOD
signal on 7275 at 0505 UTC! Music, talk in Arabic. SINPO 55433. Nothing on
17735 kHz.

At 0658 UTC (18 May 2013) they were on 7335 kHz in Arabic talking about
German soccer clubs. Weak signal in Leipzig, strong on online Perseus in
southern Italy, S=9+20dB. At 0700 ID, headlines. Still on at 0714 UT.
(Eike  Bierwirth-D, dxld May 18)

7275 kHz heard till about close-down around 0556 UT, S=9+15dB here in
southern Germany. Nothing from Sfax on 17735 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

TUNISIA   RADIO TUNISIENNE, Sfax-TUN. &
kHz: 7225, 7275, 7335, 7345, 17735 kHz. Summer Schedule 2013
Arabic    Days  Area                  kHz
0400-0510 daily NoAF, NE/ME         17735sfa &
0400-0625 daily NoAF / EUR           7275sfa &
          {see item above, 0457-0556 UT on air}
0600-0810 daily NoAF / WeAF / Sahel  7335sfa &
          {see item above, 0657-0756 UT on air}
1600-2010 daily NoAF, NE/ME         17735sfa &
1700-2110 daily EUR / NoAF           7225sfa &
1900-2310 daily NoAF / WeAF / Sahel  7345sfa &
Key: & Inactive at time of publication.
(WRTH A-13 update first edition May 13; via dxld May 15; comment by wb.)

But 7275 was back on May 14 as I reported; apparently the others are not -
yet? But here is the [former] full schedule. Keep checking -
(gh, dxld May 15)

7275, May 14 at 0526, IWT is back! With Arab music, 0530 Arabic talk
somewhat undermodulated. Only fair signal now unlike winters, with
lots of absorption in the way. Have been checking this every night
since last heard April 23, i.e. missing for 20 days, as were all other
frequencies. Are those back too?
17735 & 7335 mornings, 17735, 7225, 7345 evenings.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 15)

Nothing heard at 1830 UT May 14 on either 17735 or 7225 kHz from Sfax-TUN.
(wb, dxld May 14)

7275, May 15 at 0521, Arabic music, undermodulated; 0532 no ID heard but
Arabic talk for a while. I stayed up past 0600 to hear whether the other
IWT morning frequency, 7335 would come on, but it did not, and by then
7275 was almost fading out.

One must also watch out for FRCN Abuja, Nigeria on 7275 kHz, supposedly
starting at 0530 UT, partly in English, but suspected inactive. During
IWT's latest absence, I never heard even a carrier on 7275 kHz. It was
always very undermodulated, and in the winter sometimes in clear after
Tunisia closed 7275 kHz at 0626 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 15)

New A-13 schedule of Radio TV Tunisia Sfax, only two morning broadcasts:
0457-0557  7275 SFA 500 kW 340 deg to WeEUR Arabic, ex0357-0627
0657-0757  7335 SFA 500 kW 265 deg to NoAF Arabic,  ex0557-0807
0257-0507 17735 SFA 250 kW 100 deg to NE/ME Arabic, cancelled
1557-2007 17735 SFA 250 kW 100 deg to NE/ME Arabic, cancelled
1657-2127  7225 SFA 500 kW 340 deg to WeEUR Arabic, cancelled
1857-2307  7345 SFA 500 kW 265 deg to NoAF Arabic,  cancelled

But on May 23:
0557-0615  7335 SFA 500 kW 265 deg to NoAF Arabic,instead of 0657-0757 UT.
from 0615  7335 SFA 500 kW 265 deg to NoAF Arabic, no signal.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21/23)

USA   5109.80(M)  QSL WBCQ  Offshore Radio Special BCB of RNY
International / Radio Caroline. Full data QSL sheet with site (Monticello,
Maine), for a SASE Envelope (used) v/s Allan Weiner. Total Time: 30 days.

6030  QSL Radio Marti via Greenville "B". Full data (w/out the site) QSL
card for a report to Miami address. Returned my US dollar and sent a
schedule for their broadcast. V/s: illegible. Total time: 68 days.

9605  QSL KBS World Radio via Cypress Creek. Received a large brown
envelope from the Spanish Section, Special K-fest calendar, report forms,
decals and compliment card, BUT no QSL card, so I have sent a friendly
e-mail follow-up reminder that it may have been over looked. Reply in
30 days time.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 22)

USA   The NASB was pleased to welcome back an old member station, KVOH in
Simi Valley, California, which has been off the air for some time has
recently been transferred to the Strategic Communications Group headed by
Rev. John Tayloe. Tayloe's father-in-law was George Otis, who originally
founded the station as part of the Voice of Hope network which included
stations in the Middle East. The new owners are refurbishing the station's
shortwave transmitter and they hope to have it back on the air within the
next 90 days or so with programs in English and Spanish. The antenna is
beamed from southern California toward Mexico and Cuba.

- - -

On May 17, the NASB annual meeting took place at the transmitter site of
WEWN on a rural mountaintop about 40 minutes' drive from Irondale. Once
delegates reached the top of the mountain, they were treated to some
spectacular views of the surrounding Alabama mountains and the nine large
antennas that WEWN uses to reach the Americas, Europe, Africa and other
parts of the world. Inside the transmitter building are four 500 kW
Continental transmitters which beam 24hrs per day of programming in
English and Spanish.

WEWN originally broadcast programs in 22 languages, and when it first went
on the air, some of its super-power transmissions - particularly on the
higher frequencies - made their way into the homes of local residents. As
Glen Tapley explained, "We had calls from people who were hearing voices
in Chinese coming from their knives and forks!" Station personnel visited
peoples' homes to install filters, and some of the highest frequencies
were avoided in an attempt to cause less local interference.

About 11 employees operate the WEWN transmitter site, managed by Terry
Borders. On this occasion, some of them were performing double duty as
they prepared an excellent barbecue of hamburgers and hot dogs for the
NASB attendees. After lunch, Jerry Plummer of WWCR explained why it is
still difficult to find in-band HF frequencies, even with some of the
large European broadcasters leaving long-used channels.
(May edition of the NASB newsletter - National Association of
SW Broadcasters, May 22)

USA/RUSSIA   {automatic translation from RUS-midxb}
Part of the journalists who have been dismissed in September 2012, the
leadership of the past, "Radio Liberty", has returned to work in the
Russian service. This was the evening of May 16 reported journalist
Mikhail Sokolov.

Sokolov said that he will return to work May 20. In addition, he said that
part of the editorial board of the Moscow office back together with him,
and some, apparently, will be back later. "I hope that the commitments
undertaken by the new management of the PC and the Russian service, will
be met, - he added. - Our goal - to restore the PC as an influential and
respected media outlet. "

According to the publication, "Contours" in the Moscow office of the radio
station had returned Fanailova Elena and Vladimir Abarbanel, Christine
Gorelick, Anastasia Kirilenko, Alexey Kuznetsov, Elena Rykovtseva, Nikita
Tatarsky, Ivan Trefilov and Love Chizhov. Their names can be found in the
"Revision" on the website of Radio Liberty, along with the names of those
employees who did not leave the station.

Most of the staff of the Russian service of "Radio Liberty" was fired in
September 2012, shortly after it became aware of the appointment of the
head of the Moscow office of journalist Masha Gessen. Many employees of RS
blamed his dismissal is Hesse, however, she said that although she advised
management of MS including on personnel matters, all decisions on specific
people were taken even before she took office as head of the radio
station. Along with the radio station came Hesse her team from the
publishing house "Around the World", which was headed by a journalist for
nine months.

Many prominent public figures have criticized the management action "Radio
Liberty". For laid-off workers have stood up radio rights activists
Vladimir Bukovsky, Ludmila Alexeeva and former Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev.

Under the leadership of Masha Gessen on "Radio Liberty" began extensive
reforms. In particular, "Radio Liberty" went to Russia with a medium wave,
and the priority of its development was the internet, and therefore the
radio station has been restarted. After restarting the site for classroom
performance dropped significantly. According to public statistics Top 100
Rambler, in October 2012, the average traffic to the site was about 71
thousand people, and in April 2013 - about 42 thousand.

In December 2012 the U.S. leadership at the beginning of "Radio Liberty"
inspection of the reforms. During the inspection of the President of
"Radio Liberty" Steven Korn has resigned, and his place was appointed
Kevin Klose has previously directed the radio station. Then the dismissed
employees appealed to Klose with a request to return them to work, but
have not received an official response.

April 30, at the conclusion of the inspection, Masha Gessen resigned from
the radio station, explaining that she needed to urgently address book
Tsarnaevyh about brothers who committed the attack on April 15 in Boston.
Along with Hesse from the radio station has gone her whole team. The new
head of Russian life has been appointed employee of the Prague edition
Irina Lagunina working in radio since 1995, and the executive director -
Ruslan Geliskhanov.
<http://lenta.ru/news/2013/05/16/svoboda/>  sent by Sergei Sosedkin
(RUS-midxb May 21, editor Alexander Dementyev-RUS)

VIETNAM/MARIANA ISL  [Tinian]   12130  May 10 at 1411 UT, Vietnamese with
whoop-whoop jamming audible underneath, i.e. as in Aoki, RFA Vietnamese at
14-15 UT via SRI LANKA, but no asterisk denoting this is jammed, unlike
the later 12130 entry, RFA via Tinian at 16-17 M/W/F in Uyghur. As often
happens, HFCC contradicts Aoki on site for Vietnamese, as also TINIAN,
presumably more recent info. #
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 15)

#  Late change of April 12, from Iranawila to Tinian-MRA:
12130 kHz 1400-1500 UT to zone 49E at 250kW 289degr USA IBB #18116

[Tinian]  12130 / 12140 / 12150  Frequency hopping acc to weekday.

US RFA Uyghur propaganda service to the 14 mill folk in western China.
1600-1700  9370TJK  9555UAE  9975TIN  12130/12140/12150TIN

12130 kHz in Uyghur at 1600-1700 UT to zones 42 and 43 via Tinian relay
site, 250kW at 303degr, Mon/Wed/Fri only, 12140 kHz on Tue/Thur,
12150 kHz on Sat/Suns only.
(May 15)

VIETNAM/PHILIPPINES   9795, on May 22 at 1152 UT, typical VietCom whoop-
whoop jamming vs song in some SoEast Asian language. Aoki list shows it's
Lahu language from FEBC, Bocaue, Philippines, daily during this hour.
(After 1200 UT WHRI blasts over 9795 kHz and the Vietnam radio war moves
up to 9920 kHz, but then the FEBC site is Iba).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 22)

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

Morning SW log:
Nearby Vatican Radio on 7250 kHz morning prayer 0550 UT,

and Radio 700 Kall Eifel Germany on 7310.141 kHz, and wandering DOWNwards
frequency at 0559 UT station ID at S=9+10dB level. When checked again at
0628 UT stn signal arrived finally even 7310.0 kHz frequency.

9330.044 WBCQ poor tiny S=4
9565.077 R Super Deus e Amor, tiny S=5
9579.139 R Medit Nador MRC, powerful S=9+30dB
9645.387 R Bandeirantes, Port, tiny S=4
9664.753 R Voz Missionaria, smooth canciones,
         in peaks more than S=8 signal.
9919-9942 kHz  OTHR S=9+15dB
9954.950 WHRI Florida; Brother Stair roarer program, fair S=6-7 signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

Mediumwave offset report of May 21 morning, 0200 UT til approx. 0340 UT.

 kHz
 729.006 GRC
 764.997 GRC pirate ? heard at 1510 UT in Sicily, Italy.
 783.0   SYR, noted annoying BUBBLE jamming underneath approx. 0305 UT
 890.993 ALG, Ar talk. but also underneath TUR 891.000
 917.995 SVN - surprise - seems aligned now?
         was always on upper frequency side in past years.
 926.994 TRT Izmir at 0335, not in fmlist table.
 962.997 BUL empty carrier on air the whole night?, 0330 UT // 1161 kHz
 980.995 GRC
1007.992 GRC
1053.025 ROU / 1053.0 ESP / 1053.001 LBY
1070.990 SYR, - most probably -, heard HQ prayer in Ar at 0326 UT
1071.272 UNID test tone at 0243 UT, heard on GRC remote unit,
         likely jammer against SYR ?
1097.984 SVK / 1097.998 UNID
1106.994 SRB
1115.997 HNG, undoubtedly Hungarian song ...
1124.977 ESP / 1124.988 UNID / 1125.0 UNID
1161.0   BUL empty carrier on air the whole night?, 0330 UT // 962
1178.990 ESP / 1179.0 UNID
1196.981 IRN / 1197.0 UNID - Maybe Absolute Radio (Mauno Ritola).
1259.842 GRC
1295.976 SDN / 1296.0 ESP
1304.998 low power / 1305.0 ESP / 1305.006 ISR /
1305.090 UNID - IRN used to be there. (Mauno Ritola).
1350.040 EGY
1368.018 ISR Hebrew news, and phone-in progr
1430.009 UNID / 1431.0 DJI, Ar {heard on netPERSEUS unit in GRC}
1466.978 / 1467.0 not traced
1511.934 GRC
1521.002 ARS
1530.007 ROU
1538.947 / 1538.995 / 1539.0 Trace not narrowed so far ... at 0210 UT.
1583.994 GRC
1650 GRC pirate ?
(wb, mwdx May 21)


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Michael Bethge

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