WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - June 12th, 2013 (BC-DX #1119)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ANGOLA   "4949.8, RNA-Canal "A", Mulenvos, 2150- UT, 35321
I assume the O=1 is influenced by low modulation to boot? (gh, dxld)"

Probably too severe, but O=1 for P=2. SINPFEMO, not SINPO, includes
modulation ratings, so for me, even a noisy, distorted modulation, but
QRM/QRN/QSB-free is good, *providing* the report includes details on the
situation so as not to mislead readers which is what I do with stations
like R. Mali whose night signal on 5995 is always good/very good, but
often provides no actual output in view of the audio / modulation.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld June 6)

4949.749  Footprint visible on remote SDR unit in Tokyo Japan, at 1655-
1700 UT, June 2.

4949.749  Footprint visible on remote SDR unit in Brisbane-AUS, at 1655-
1700 UT, June 10.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 2/10)

ANTARCTIC ARGENTINE   15476.002  LRA 36, Base Esperanza, May 30 at
1940-1950 UT.

At this hour is coming LRA36 ANTARTIC 15.476, LRA36, Radio Nacional
Arcangel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza, 1930 UT, June 5,  Programme "Junto a
Vos" (Together with You) in Spanish, is spoken of Argentine tango theme,
acceptable signal autumn afternoon in Santiago, Chile. 33433
Muchos 73!  CE3BBC - Hugo Lopez, Santiago de Chile, June 5.

OKAY, - I'll listen to LRA36 soon. Veo solo el ultimo partido de futbol
del internacional aleman Michael Ballack. 60.000 espectadores en Leipzig
Estadio Alemania.

[later] listen recording of tonight. Footprint tonight 15476.002 kHz.
2020 UT June 5.

Estimado Hugo, escuche la grabacion de esta noche, 06 de junio. Footprint
tonight 15476.002 kHz. 1958-2004 UT, June 6.
vy73 - saludos de wolfy df5sx

AUSTRALIA   Note that long-time employees Nigel Holmes and Roger Broadbent
and John Westland left the station [R. Australia] on 31st May, 2013, part
of a shake-up that sees some of the technical aspects being co-ordinated
from Ultimo [?]. Nigel, in particular, is well known to several ARDXC
members and has been a supporter of the DXing community.
(presumably editor Craig Seager, June ARDXC News direct and via dxld)

After this date all operational and day-to-day enquiries concerning Radio
Australia HF (shortwave) matters should be directed to Gary Baxter
e-mail  <baxter.gary @ abc.net.au>   tel  +612 8333 4623

Matters concerning RA distribution policy, contract management and RA
relay partnerships should be directed in the first instance to Anne Milne
e-mail  <milne.anne @ abc.net.au>    tel  +612 8333 1162

For urgent on-air matters requiring immediate assistance please contact
MCR  tel  +613 9626 1334
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 26)

Notice that the phone numbers are in Sydney except the immediate
assistance one which is in Melbourne. Looks as if programming will now
come from Sydney and not Melbourne.I heard whispers that there was a
complete management cleanout in Melbourne. Also the days of RA Asian
stream are numbered at least on HF.
Robin VK7RH / VK7002SWL  (dxld May 26)

6132-6133 & 6167-6168 kHz, June 4 at 1144 UT, squishy spurblobs are back
from the 6150 kHz R. Australia transmitter, very distorted audio matching
9580 kHz, while 6150 kHz itself sounds OK atop Cuba. First heard May 28
but not in the meantime, checked some days.

So the Shepparton-1 transmitter, which is an SW100A, has problems. It's
the same one used later in the days in order, on 5995, 9710, 11650, 15240
kHz, mostly in English, so look out for similar plus/minus 17-18 kHz spurs
around those frequencies.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 6)

6150 kHz  On June 10 around 1345 UT heard on semi-local remote unit at
Brisbane some "scratching audio" on both side, at 6125.5 to 6130 and
6170.5 to 6175 kHz.

5995 kHz  On June 10 around 1420 UT heard on semi-local remote unit at
Brisbane some "scratching audio" on both side, at 5969 to 5983 and 6008 to
6021 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10)

AZERBAIJAN   [KARABAKH REP]
Voice of Talyshistan maybe has suspended its broadcasts SW.
0900-1000 9677.7v SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue-Sat
1200-1300 9677.7v SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue-Sat
1500-1600 9677.7v SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue-Sat

Voice of Justice is still the air, but very irregular:
1400-1430 9677.7v SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Azeri  Tue/Fri
0600-0630 9677.7v SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Azeri  Wed/Sat
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

ASCENSION ISL/RWANDA/SINGAPORE/SOUTH AFRICA/UAE

Updated summer A-13 of Deutsche Welle:
0300-0400  5905 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili
0300-0400  5925 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to CeAF Swahili
0300-0400  7425 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili
0300-0400 12070 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF Swahili

0400-0500  5905 KIG 250 kW non-dir to EaAF English
0400-0500  9470 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English
0400-0500 12045 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeEaAF English

0500-0530  5905 KIG 250 kW non-dir to EaAF English
0500-0530  9470 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English
0500-0530 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English

0530-0600  5905 ASC 250 kW 100 deg to SoAF Portuguese
0530-0600  9800 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to SoAF English
0530-0600 11800 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to SoAF Portuguese
0530-0600 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English
0530-0600 12070 KIG 250 kW 210 deg to SoAF Portuguese

0600-0630 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English
0600-0630 15440 KIG 250 kW 280 deg to WeAF English
0600-0630 17800 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English

0630-0700 12045 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa
0630-0700 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa
0630-0700 15440 KIG 250 kW 280 deg to WeAF English
0630-0700 17800 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF English
0630-0700 21780 DHA 250 kW 260 deg to WeAF Hausa

0800-0830 15640 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto
0800-0830 17860 DHA 250 kW 050 deg to WeAS Pashto

0830-0900 15640 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Dari
0830-0900 17860 DHA 250 kW 050 deg to WeAS Dari

1000-1100  9800 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili
1000-1100 12070 KIG 250 kW 265 deg to CeAF Swahili
1000-1100 15275 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili
1000-1100 15700 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to CeAF Swahili

1200-1300 12070 KIG 250 kW non-dir to WeAF French
1200-1300 15275 KIG 250 kW 265 deg to WeAF French
1200-1300 15700 KIG 250 kW non-dir to WeAF French
1200-1300 17800 WOF 250 kW 180 deg to WeAF French
1200-1300 17820 WOF 250 kW 152 deg to WeAF French
1200-1300 21780 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF French

1300-1400 15275 KIG 250 kW 310 deg to WeAF Hausa
1300-1400 17800 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa
1300-1400 21780 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa

1330-1400 15215 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Dari
1330-1400 15595 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Dari
1330-1400 17860 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to WeAS Dari

1400-1430 15215 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto
1400-1430 15595 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto
1400-1430 17860 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to WeAS Pashto

1430-1500 15215 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
1430-1500 15275 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to SoAS Urdu
1430-1500 15595 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Urdu
1430-1500 17860 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to SoAS Urdu

1500-1600  9810 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili
1500-1600 12025 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to CeAF Swahili
1500-1600 12070 KIG 250 kW 265 deg to CeAF Swahili
1500-1600 15275 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF Swahili

1600-1700 11800 KIG 250 kW non-dir to EaAF Amharic
1600-1700 12070 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Amharic
1600-1700 15275 KIG 250 kW non-dir to EaAF Amharic
1600-1700 21650 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic

1700-1800  9810 KIG 250 kW non-dir to WeAF French
1700-1800 12070 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF French
1700-1800 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF French
1700-1800 15700 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF French

1800-1900 12045 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa
1800-1900 15275 KIG 250 kW 310 deg to WeAF Hausa
1800-1900 21780 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeAF Hausa

1900-1930 11800 KIG 250 kW 210 deg to SoAF English
1900-1930 11865 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF English
1900-1930 15275 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF English

1930-2000  7425 MEY 250 kW 315 deg to SoAF Portuguese
1930-2000 11800 KIG 250 kW 210 deg to SoAF Portuguese
1930-2000 11865 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF English
1930-2000 12025 KIG 250 kW 180 deg to SoAF Portuguese
1930-2000 15275 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF English

2000-2100 11800 KIG 250 kW non-dir to WeCeAF English
2000-2100 11865 KIG 250 kW 210 deg to SoAF English
2000-2100 12070 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to CeAF English
2000-2100 15275 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to CeAF English

2100-2200 11800 KIG 250 kW non-dir to CeAF English
2100-2200 11865 KIG 250 kW 280 deg to WeCeAF English
2100-2200 12070 KIG 250 kW 295 deg to WeCeAF English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/GERMANY/MADAGASCAR
Summer A-13 schedule of Media Broadcast:
All transmissions from Wertachtal (WER) were terminated.

Mighty KBC Radio
0000-0200  9925 NAU 125 kW 300 deg to NoAM  English Sun till Aug.30
0000-0200  7375 NAU 125 kW 300 deg to NoAM  English Sun from Sep.01
0800-1500  6095 NAU 100 kW 240 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun

Radio Farda
0030-0400  7280 NAU 250 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian
1600-1700 15470 NAU 250 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian

Gospel For Asia
0030-0130  9520 NAU 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS   Vary Asian langs
1230-1500 15350 NAU 250 kW 089 deg to SoAS   Vary Asian langs
1330-1530 15390 NAU 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Vary Asian langs
1530-1630 15215 NAU 250 kW 099 deg to SoAS   Vary Asian langs
2330-0030  9520 NAU 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Vary Asian langs

Bible Voice Broadcasting
0100-0115  9490 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sun
0300-0315  7310 NAU 250 kW 124 deg to NE/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
0330-0345  9440 NAU 125 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Dardasha 7
0400-0430  9410 NAU 100 kW 110 deg to WeAS Luri Sat-Mon
0430-0450  9460 NAU 125 kW 120 deg to NE/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
0500-0530  9735 NAU 250 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Thu
0500-0515  9735 NAU 250 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Fri
0600-0615 11655 NAU 125 kW 180 deg to NoAF Arabic Mon-Sat Dardasha 7
0600-0630 11655 NAU 125 kW 180 deg to NoAF Arabic Sun Dardasha 7
0700-0730  5945 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to WeEUR English Sun
0700-0745  5945 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to WeEUR English Sat
0830-1000 17535 NAU 125 kW 140 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Fri
1100-1115 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS Cantonese Tue-Thu
1100-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS English  Sun
1100-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS English  Sat
1115-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS Chinese  Mon
1115-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS English  Sun
1130-1200 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS Japanese Sun

1300-1400 11860 TRM*250 kW 045 deg to KRE  Korean Mon-Sat VOWilderness
1300-1430 11860 TRM*250 kW 045 deg to KRE  Korean Sun VOWilderness
[* sic, since Apr 2nd via Dushanbe-TJK instead WRN brokered.]

1400-1430 17495 ISS 250 kW 083 deg to SoAS English 1st Sun
1430-1500 17495 NAU 250 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Sat/Sun
1515-1530 17600 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Urdu Sat
1530-1600 17600 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Punjabi Fri
1530-1600 17600 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Sat
1530-1730 15750 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to WeAS Persian
1600-1615 15320 ISS 250 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Dardasha 7
1600-1630 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri
1600-1700 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat
1630-1645 15215 MOS 125 kW 095 deg to SoAS Tamil Fri
1630-1645 15215 MOS 125 kW 115 deg to SoAS Tamil Sun

cng 15215 1630-1645 41S       #3    95 218 2405-261013 MOS 125 BVB Thur

1630-1730 15160 NAU 100 kW 150 deg to CeAF Nuer/Dinka
1630-1800 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun
1700-1715 13580 MOS 300 kW 125 deg to N&ME Arabic Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri
1700-1715 13720 NAU 125 kW 120 deg to NE/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
1700-1715 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Sat/Sun
1700-1715 15215 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to N&ME English Fri
1700-1730 15215 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to N&ME English Thu
1700-1730 13580 MOS 300 kW 125 deg to N&ME Arabic Wed
1700-1730 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Thu+
1700-1730 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Wed/Fri
1700-1745 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Tue+
1700-1800 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to N&ME Arabic Mon/Wed/Fri

add 15560 1700-1800 39,40     TD   360 157 1705-170513 MDC 250 BVB Thur

1700-1800 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Amharic Tue/Thu/Sat
1700-1900 15215 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to N&ME English Sat/Sun
1715-1745 13720 NAU 125 kW 120 deg to NE/ME English Fri
1730-1800 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Amharic Mon/Wed/Fri
1800-1815  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian Thu
1800-1815  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Russian Fri
1800-1815  9430 MOS 300 kW non-dir to WeAS English Sat
1800-1815 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS English Sat
1800-1830  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Russian Tue
1800-1830  9430 MOS 300 kW non-dir to WeAS English Sun
1800-1830 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Fri
1800-1830 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Somali Sat/Sun
1800-1830 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Tue/Thu
1800-1900  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR English Sun
1800-1900 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Thu

add 15560 1800-1900 39,40     TD   360 157 1705-170513 MDC 125 BVB Thur

1815-1900 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Sun
1830-1845  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR English Sat
1830-1900 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian Tue
1830-1900 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Amharic Fri/Sat
1830-1915  9635 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to WeAS English Sun
1830-1900 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sun
2000-2015  5930 NAU 250 kW 120 deg to NE/ME Arabic Dardasha 7
2030-2045  9515 NAU 250 kW 180 deg to NoAF Arabic Dardasha 7

Radio Japan NHK World
0200-0400 11680 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to WeAS Japanese
1700-1900 15445 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to WeAS Japanese

Adventist World Radio
0300-0330  9530 ISS 250 kW 125 deg to EaAF Tigrigna
0300-0400 11610 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Oromo/Amharic
0400-0430  6020 NAU 100 kW 130 deg to EaEUR Bulgarian
0400-0600 15225 NAU 250 kW 130 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0700-0800 15225 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Arabic
0800-0830 15140 NAU 100 kW 205 deg to NoAF French
0800-0900 15225 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Kabyle/Tachelhit
0830-0900 15225 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF
0900-1000  9790 NAU 100 kW 180 deg to SoEUR Italian Sun

1130-1200 15605 TRM*125 kW 045 deg to SoAS Shoshoni
1200-1230 11800 TRM*125 kW 045 deg to SoAS Mon
1230-1300 12085 TRM*125 kW 025 deg to SoAS Meitei Sun/Wed/Fri
1230-1300 12085 TRM*125 kW 025 deg to SoAS Bangla Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat
[* AWR brokered, not MBR anymore.]

1300-1330 17810 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Fri
1300-1330 17810 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Uighur Sat/Sun
1330-1500 17810 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese
1500-1530 15735 NAU 250 kW 080 deg to SoAS Nepali
1500-1600 15265 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS Punjabi/Hindi
1530-1600 15335 NAU 250 kW 075 deg to SoAS English Sat-Wed
1530-1600 15335 NAU 250 kW 075 deg to SoAS Tibetan Thu/Fri
1600-1630  9830 NAU 100 kW 133 deg to EaEUR Bulgarian
1630-1700 17575 ISS 250 kW 125 deg to EaAF Somali
1730-1800 15155 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Oromo
1730-1800 15170 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Kabyle
1900-1930 11945 ISS 250 kW 200 deg to NoAF Wolof
1900-1930 11955 MOS 300 kW 190 deg to WeAF Hausa
1900-1930 15205 ISS 100 kW 185 deg to WeAF Fulfulde
1900-2000  9610 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Arabic/Tachelhit
1900-2000 15260 NAU 100 kW 215 deg to NoAF Arabic
1900-2100 11610 NAU 250 kW 130 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1930-2000 15205 NAU 250 kW 180 deg to WeAF Ibo
2000-2030  9610 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF French
2000-2030 11830 ISS 250 kW 165 deg to WeCeAF French
2030-2100 11755 ISS 250 kW 165 deg to WeCeAF Yoruba

Radio Mashaal
0400-0600 15560 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Pashto
0600-0900 15360 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Pashto

Trans World Radio
0700-0750  6105 NAU 100 kW 285 deg to NoEUR English
0830-0900  7215 NAU 100 kW 135 deg to WeEUR Hungarian
1400-1430  7215 NAU 100 kW 065 deg to EaEUR Belarussian Mon
1400-1430  7215 NAU 100 kW 065 deg to EaEUR Russian Tue-Fri

Transportradio:
0800-1000  6095 NAU 100 kW 230 deg to WeEUR Dutch/Music Mon-Fri

XVRB The Misic Museum
0900-1000  6045 NAU 100 kW 275 deg to CeEUR English/Music 3rd Sun

Iceman Radio
0900-1000  6045 NAU 100 kW 275 deg to CeEUR Dutch/En/Ge/Fr 4th Sun

Radio Joystick
1000-1100  7330 ISS 100 kW 060 deg to CeEUR German 1st Sun

Evangelische Missions Gemeiden
1030-1100  6055 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to CeEUR German Sat/Sun
1100-1130 13710 NAU 250 kW 045 deg to FE   Russian Sat
1500-1530 11695 ISS 250 kW 060 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat

Missionswerke Arche Stimme des Trostes
1100-1115  5945 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to CeEUR German Sun+

Brother Stair/The Overcomer Ministries
1400-1600  9655 NAU 100 kW 275 deg to WeEUR English Mon-Thu
1400-1600  9655 MOS 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR English Fri-Sun
1400-1600 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to N&ME English

Pan American Broadcasting
1400-1415 15205 ISS 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sun
1415-1430 15205 ISS 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS English
1430-1445 15205 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sun
1930-2000  9515 NAU 250 kW 155 deg to NoAF English Sun

Radio Liberty
1400-1500 15180 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Turkmen
1500-1600 13615 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Avari/Chechen/Chercassian
1500-1600 15630 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Tajik
1600-1700  5995 NAU 250 kW 060 deg to EaEUR Russian
1700-1800  5930 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Belarussian

Voice of America
0300-0330  9815 ISS 250 kW 160 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1630-1700 11655 ISS 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  English So.Sudan Mon-Fri
1630-1700 11905 NAU 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  English So.Sudan Mon-Fri
1630-1700 13870 ISS 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  English So.Sudan Mon-Fri
1800-1830  9645 NAU 250 kW 160 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1800-1900 11925 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900 12005 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900 13870 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Amharic
1900-1930  9600 ISS 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1900-1930 11925 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930 13870 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
2030-2100  9815 NAU 250 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF Hausa Mon-Fri

HCJB Global Voice
1530-1600 13800 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to CeAS Russian Sat
1600-1630 13800 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to CeAS Chechen Sat
HCJB Global Voice (VZM)
2300-2330  9835 NAU 100 kW 240 deg to BRA  German
2300-0045 11920 NAU 100 kW 240 deg to BRA  Portuguese

Radio Xoriyo:
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat

Deewa Radio
1700-1800  9780 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Pashto

Voice of Oromo Liberation
1700-1800 13830 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Oromo/Amharic Sun/Wed

Radio EYSC - Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change
1730-1800 15310 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Tue/Fri

Christian Science Sentinel
1800-1900  9585 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat

Lutheran World Federation,Voice of Gospel(Sawtu Linjilia)
1830-1900 15315 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

BOTSWANA/GERMANY/KUWAIT/SAO TOME/THAILAND
Frequency change of IBB:

Radio Ashna
0130-0230 NF15090 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari, ex9335

Radio Farda
0830-1100  7435 KWT 250 kW 058 deg to WeAS Persian, additional

Radio Liberty
0300-0500 NF11965 LAM 100 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex6120
1200-1400 NF15285 LAM 100 kW 077 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex12025

Voice of America
0330-0400  7325 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda, ex0330-0430
0330-0400  7340 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda, ex0330-0430
0330-0400 11905 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda, ex0330-0430
0400-0430  7325 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda Sat/Sun,exDaily
0400-0430  7340 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda Sat/Sun,exDaily
0330-0430 11905 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda Sat/Sun,exDaily
1500-1530 15100 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Tue/Sat, exDaily
1500-1530 NF 15120 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Sun, ex15100
1500-1530 NF 15140 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Mon, ex15100
1500-1530 NF 15255 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Wed, ex15100
1500-1530 NF 15285 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Thu, ex15100
1500-1530 NF 15290 KWT 250 kW 046 deg to CeAS Uzbek Fri, ex15100
1630-1700 NF 11835 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF Swahili, ex11760
1830-1900 NF 11865 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda new from June 3
1830-1900 NF 13660 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda new from June 3
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

BULGARIA   Glad to see renewed activity from Vidin on 576 with 200 kW.
According to Ivo Ivanov via Wolfgang's Top News, these are tests from a
new transmitter. With Vidin having been used on 1224 kHz as a platform for
broadcasts to the rest of Europe and with Christo Botev broadcast
previously with up to 500 kW, Bulgarian National Radio has a number of
options available to it. With current trends in Europe, perhaps even a
trial for another broadcaster? Definitely one to keep under observation.
(Dan Goldfarb, mwmasts yg via dxld June 6)

This transmitter, officially inaugurated on April 1st and rated 400 kW, is
a Thomson S7HP,
<http://www.thomson-broadcast.com/news/bulgaria%E2%80%99s-leading-
broadcast-service-provider-chooses-radio-transmission-system-thomson-
broadca>

Photos of the transmission facility, opened in 1973 (500 kW transmitters,
SV 2+2 antenna for 1224 kHz, ARRT-257 antenna for 576 kHz), are here:
<http://www.predavatel.com/bg/9/vidin#rps>

Actually it remains a mystery why they choose to reactive 576 kHz, even
invest in a new transmitter, after three years. One could assume that
covering Romania and Serbia was in mind, but no audiences for Bulgarian-
language programming exist in these countries.

Btw, already seen the investment ruin at Cape Kaliakra? It was supposed to
become the home of 1125 kHz with 1000 kW through a SV 4+4 system for Radio
Moscow services towards the Middle East plus 747 kHz with 150 kW through a
two-mast system for domestic programming. But the station was, unlike the
1323 kHz additions at Wachenbrunn, not completed when the Comecon
collapsed and neither Deutsche Welle, BBC or Voice of America were
interested in stepping in:
<http://www.predavatel.com/bg/6/kavarna#rps>

The already delivered 150 kW transmitter has been redirected to Vakarel
where one half of it is now operated on 261 kHz, replacing an older
domestic-made rig rated 40 kW only:
<http://www.predavatel.com/bg/1/ihtiman#vakarel>

(something for the Blaw-Knox fans, too; and that headphone lying around is
a Polish model)
(Kai Ludwig-D, June 4, mwmasts yg via dxld)

CUBA   A nice story on this RHC Bauta video recording.
We discussed that very same video report already on May 9, 2011.

Bauta - Radio Cuba / CNTV Spanish video
<http://espanol.cntv.cn/20101009/101510.shtml>

Ist dieses Video des spanischsprachigen CCTV zu Bauta (und der Kooperation
mit China) vom Oktober 2010 bekannt?
Dies zeigt u.a. einen der neuen KW-Sender und das Antennenfeld in Bauta.

Das Original ist jetzt auf
<http://espanol.cntv.cn/program/BizChina/20101009/101947.shtml>
zu finden.

Das Original (d.h. der Videoclip) stammt vom 9. Oktober 2010, und wir
haben es im Mai 2011 ausfuehrlich diskutiert, s.u.

Re Video CNTV
Ich habe nur kurz die Anlagen-Pulte und Stirnplatten der Schraenke
gesehen, die scheinen in Bauta etwas aelter als in Cerrik Albanien zu
sein, siehe beiliegende Bilder aus Cerrik, das sind 6x 150 kW Sender
ungefaehr Baujahr 2003, sowie die 2 x 100kW Sender in Shijak aus dem
gleichen Jahr. In Shijak stehen zwei Sender eines anderen 100kW
Continental Clone Typs seit August 2004 in Betrieb.

"Radio Tirana started its broadcasts on short wave via Shijak, by
inaugurating the 2 new Chinese Continental clone short wave transmitters
with a power of 100kW. The operational staff in Shijak r/station is
Albanian and 3 Chinese specialists."

In Bauta sieht das ganze 'technologisch' etwa 5 Jahre aelter aus, muesste
das so ungefaehr Baujahr 2000 sein. Allerdings wurden die alten Anlagen
aus den 60ziger und 70zigern dort vollkommen durch die neuen 5 Sender vom
Typ GDT ST-100G SW transmitter (gezeigt wird No.4) ersetzt.

Und das Bildschirm-Display der Antennenmatrix zeigt 5 Richtungen und
5 Sender.

War die Erneuerung in Bauta so ungefaehr in den Jahren 2000-2003?
Hatten wir da schon von Coro irgend welche Aeusserungen betreffs
Erneuerung
in Bauta oder Titan-San Felipe-Quivican ?

{Sieht im Video alles proper gut organisiert und auch die
Technik/Schaltschraenke von den Chinesen gut entwickelt und gebaut aus.
Deshalb wundert mich schon manchmal die abenteuerliche RHC Modulation und
Sound Mischungen der Kubaner aus dem BroadCasting-Haus, Feederweg,
Stromversorgung etc. Das ist auch manche Inkompetenz dabei.}

Jedenfalls sind seit 2003/2004 eher diese modernen Aussenanlagen in Titan-
San Felipe von den Chinesen errichtet worden. Wenn die Videoaufnahme aus
2010 wirklich in Bauta erfolgte, dort sind auch neue SW Masten zu sehen,
haben wir in Google Earth noch ur-alte Image Bilder, das stimmt ueberhaupt
nichts ueberein. Die Bauten sind im Video auch schoen rot-braun-ocker
gestrichen, da fehlen uns noch Bilder aus Bauta.

GE images
- Titan-San Felipe aus 2006 und Mai 2010.

- in Bauta 15 vergammelte kleine unaufwaendige Antennen mit Images aus
November
2003. Die passen ueberhaupt nicht zu den im Video gezeigten
Doppelmastantennen chinesischen Typs nach dem Jahr 2002, die es auch in
Kashi-Kashgar und in Cerrik seit 2004 gibt.

Auch bei FlashEarth maps und erst recht nicht bei Terraserver maps - ist
nichts besseres zu sehen. Und dort wo das Gras in Bauta fehlt, sieht man
noch die Narben in der Landschaft, vom Abbau der einstmals Antennen und
Feederleitungen des sowjetischen USSR-Typs aus dem Jahr 1961-1990
fortfolgend...

Es wird so sein, dass auch Bauta im Senderhaus von den Chinesen
modernisiert wurde. Die Kubaner oder Venezuelaner haben ja keine
derartige Industrie.

Zumindest das Bauta Image aus Nov 2003 zeigt noch keine modernen
chinesischen Antennen und eine moderne Sendermatrix - wie im Video zu
sehen!

Das Schaubild der Azimuth von den Sendeantennen im Video sind 340{160},
310{130}, 010, 2 x 53degr - laut Aoki - im Video nicht aufgezeigt -,
130{310} und 160{340} Grad.

Im Sendeplan von RHC/Rebelde zaehle ich 12 Sender um 2400 UT.

Das Video selbst zeigt 50 Jahre Zusammenarbeit China-Kuba der Jahre
1960-2010.

COOPERAN CHINA Y CUBA EN TRANSMISIONES DE RADIO Y TELEVISION,
3m18s Bauta - Radio Cuba / CCTV Spanish video
Published on Nov 25, 2012

Radiocuba, empresa cubana a cargo de las transmisiones de las senales de
radio y television, ha recibido el apoyo tecnologico de especialistas
chinos. Como resultado, los tecnicos cubanos han visitado China para
cursos de capacitacion.

El Centro de Transmision Internacional de Onda Corta de Bauta, fundado en
1961, presta servicios de radiodifusion internacional a las Americas y el
Caribe. En los ultimos anos, esta entidad ha fortalecido la cooperacion
con los canales internacionales de la television de China.

En 2003, el Centro de Transmision Internacional de Onda Corta de Bauta
introdujo equipamiento chino de alta tecnologia que permitio mejorar la
velocidad y la calidad de las senales de transmision. Entre los equipos
introducidos figuran los reguladores de voltaje y equipos de transmision
de senales de la multinacional china Hua Wei.

China y Cuba consolidan la colaboracion en la tecnologia de transmision
radiotelevisiva con los continuos intercambios de profesionales, que a su
vez redundan en el fortalecimiento de las relaciones bilaterales.
Editor Zhang Ying | Fuente CNTV.CN espanol.cntv.cn

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWcED5TL5uY>

Nice views of Bauta Transmission site. Anyone wishing to transcribe the
video into English is very welcome.

GOOGLE TRANSLATION:
Published on November 25, 2012

Radiocuba, Cuban company in charge of the transmission of radio and
television signals, has received technological support from Chinese
scholars. As a result, the Cuban technicians have visited China for
training.

The International Broadcast Centre Shortwave Bauta, founded in 1961,
providing international broadcast services to the Americas and the
Caribbean. In recent years, this organization has strengthened cooperation
with international television channels in China.

In 2003, the International Broadcast Centre Shortwave Bauta introduced
Chinese high-tech equipment which improved the speed and quality of
transmitted signals. Among the teams entered include voltage regulators
and signaling equipment of Chinese multinational Hua Wei.

China and Cuba strengthen cooperation in radio and television broadcasting
technology with ongoing professional exchanges, which in turn result in
the strengthening of bilateral relations.
Editor Zhang Ying | Source CNTV.CN espanol.cntv. cn
(via Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsites yg via dxld May 6)

CYPRUS   1323  BBC World Service resumes BBC London MW broadcasts from
Zyygi Cyprus to Israel. - Now the Albion row back, vy73 wb df5sx

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/ws-israel.html>
(Richard Buckby-UK  g3vgw, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10)

CZECH REPUBLIC    Radio Prague  -  One station that I had mostly forgotten
about is Radio Prague. When they stopped broadcasting on shortwave
(discounting the WRMI relays that I can't hear at my location anyway), I
used initially to continue to listen to programmes via online webcasts,
but have not done so very often over the last year. So, it was good news
in early May when word came that Radio Prague would be back - albeit for
one day only - on 18 May to mark 90 years since regular broadcasting began
from Czechoslovakia on 18 May 1923.

These transmissions were scheduled via the 1 kW Kall-Krekel transmitter in
co-operation with Radio 700.

Regrettably, reception was very poor - I was unable to hear the first
broadcast at all at 1300 UT on 7310 kHz, however as 1900 approached on
3985 kHz, I was very happy to be able to make out the familiar french horn
fanfare of Radio Prague's interval signal, and the words "You are tuned to
Radio Prague". Although signal strength had improved marginally by 1915,
much of what was broadcast could not be made out, so I had to fall-back to
the online webcasts.

It turned out to be an interesting programme hosted by David Vaughan
looking back at old recordings from the vast archives of recordings held
by Czech Radio and recalled when the first broadcast was made "from a
borrowed scouts tent that had been set up near the Kbely airfield on the
eastern edge of Prague. Presenters had to compete with barking dogs, and
music was provided by an upright piano propped up precariously on the
floor."

The programme continued with some archived recording extracts commented on
by some journalism students, including some from 1937 (with thoughts of
American visiting Prague in that year). This was followed by extracts of a
talk from 1932 about the status of women and another from Frantiska
Plaminkova 1937 talking women's rights in pre- war Czechoslovakia.
Plaminkova was arrested and shot by the Gestapo in 1942. Later were some
extracts from a broadcast, probably made for an American network, made by
an American journalist in 1948 who talked to some women who had recently
returned to Lidice, having been sent to concentration camps following the
destruction of the village by the Nazis and the execution of all of the
men of the village in 1942.

It was fascinating listening to those old recordings, and I enjoyed the
programme very much. The Radio Prague webpages at
<http://www.radio.cz>
also have quite an extensive archive of English programming going back
over 10 years.

Whilst browsing, I came across a series of 5 short programmes first
broadcast in 2005 entitled "Women in War", with their memories of life in
Czechoslovakia during the war. The following extract gives a good
indication

"The day that [Nazi "reichsprotektor" Reinhard] Heydrich was assassinated
my husband and I were coming back from Prague's Stromovka Park and the
first thing we noticed was absolute silence everywhere. Deathly quiet,
everyone's blinds in the windows drawn, us wondering what had happened.
Within days police searches began, including on our street: police
entering buildings and searching from apartment to apartment for weapons,
and for the assassins of course.

There was reason to fear. My husband actually had a short-wave radio
hidden behind a cupboard where we had often listened to foreign
broadcasts, to Jan Masaryk, and if it had been found I don't know what
would have happened. We were terrified. At the last minute, by some
miracle, the patrol was called off. When the war ended I learned from my
husband that his radio hadn't been all there was to uncover. He told me
that a transmitter had also been hidden in our building, above the
servants' quarters in the back."

A quick check of Wikipedia explains that Jan Masaryk was appointed Foreign
Minister in a Czechoslovak Government-in-Exile established in Britain in
1940, and during the war regularly made broadcasts over the BBC to
occupied Czechoslovakia.

Only a short item, but very interesting, and I realise that I have missed
listening to Radio Prague. In the event, the special shortwave programme
was in itself, unfortunately, pretty much a nonevent. But, it has reminded
me that the station is still there on the internet, and still producing
some excellent programme, and I will now be back as a regular listener.
(Alan Roe-UK, June BrDXC-UK Communication magazine direct and via dxld)

CZECH REP   QSL: GERMANY, Radio Prague via Kall-Germany, 7310, full data
Special QSL for their Anniversary broadcast in 12 days for an English
airmail report. This is a very beautiful QSL and hearkens back to older
days with its drawing and style. Special program listened to via SDR in
Loana Italy. The program was fantastic, and if you haven't listened yet,
please get the podcast if it is still available.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, dxld June 6)

GABON   I missed Africa No 1 on shortwave 9580 kHz lately ... wb.
Remember Audio Streaming URLs:
<http://ns544.ovh.net:8000/a1>            (Paris program)
<http://ns544.ovh.net:8000/a1libreville>  (Libreville program)

Player noted also on <www.africa1.com>
On streaming portals sometimes wrong studio linked.
At present June 9 heard Paris music program, but Libreville program heard
different RADIOPLAY in French, great actors voice...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

GERMANY   Summer A-13 SW schedule of low power stations on
frequencies 3985/3995/6005/6070/6190/7265/7310/9480/13820:

0000-2400  3985 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR as follows:
0000-1800 Radio 700 German
1800-1900 Voice of Indonesia German
1900-2400 Radio 700 German

0000-2400  3995 WNM 1.5 kW non-dir to CeEUR various langs
0000-0300 Life FM English
0300-0330 HCJB Russian, Thu Ukrainian
0330-0700 HCJB German
0700-0800 Ichtys Radio German
0800-2130 HCJB German
2130-2230 Ichtys Radio German
2230-2400 Life FM English

0600-0800  6005 KLL 100 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Radio Belarus
0800-1700  6005 KLL 100 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Radio 700, except:
0800-0900 2nd Sun Atlantic 2000 International French, April 14
0800-0900 3rd Sun European Music Radio English
0900-1000 3rd Sun Radio Joystik German
0900-1000 4th Sun Radio Gloria International  German
1000-1015 Daily   Missionswerk Freundesdienst German
1630-1645 Mon-Sat Missionswerk Freundesdienst German

0000-2400  6070 ROB 0.7 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Radio 6150, relay:
R.Nordsee International,R.Caroline,R.Atlantis, but not active at present

0800-1100  6190 GOH 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0800-1100 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German

0600-0800  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0600-0630 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
0630-0700 Wed/Sat GH's World of Radio English
0700-0800 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German

0600-1300  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0600-0800 1st Sun Radio Gloria International English/German
1200-1300 1st Sun MV Baltic Radio English/German
0700-0800 3rd Sun European Music Radio English
1200-1300 4th Sat Radio City English

1100-1500  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
1100-1430 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
1430-1500 Wed/Sat GH's World of Radio English

0600-1600  7310 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Radio 700

0800-1100  9480 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0800-0900 1st Sun Radio Gloria International English/German
0900-1000 1st Sun MV Baltic Radio English/German
0800-0900 2nd Sun Atlantic 2000 International French, April 14
0900-1100 2nd Sun Radio Geronimo English
0800-0900 3rd Sun European Music Radio English
0800-1000 4th Sun Radio Gloria International English/German

0800-1300 13820 KLL 001 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Radio 700, TEST
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

GERMANY   5955  PCJ Radio International, via Nauen, Germany, *1300-1357*
UT on Sunday June 9th, Andy Sennitt opening programme, commentary about
North Korea, 1316-1357 UT "Happy Station" programme as described by
Churchill. Victor Goonetilleke mentioned several times as QSL-manager,
55555.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, DXplorer June 9)

9925  PCJ R.Intl via Nauen, Germany at 0000 UT June 10 s/on with rock
solid s=9 signal. Directly into Andy Sennitt Focus on Asia program than
into new "Happy Station" program. Great signal for test broadcast.
(Stephen Wood-MA-USA, dxld June 10)

see under Germany and Sri Lanka.
5955/9925/11835  PCJ Happy Station Program from Trincomalee.

QSL on the QSL Manager Anker. We are already answering E-mail reports with
a special QSL depicting Nauen antenna, a very colourful card. reports to
<pcjqsl @ pcjmedia.com>
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer June 10)

GERMANY   "Radio Liberation" - "Radio Free Europe" - "Radio Liberty" -
russisch "Radio Swoboda". "Kurzwellen fuer die Freiheit, Gaito Gasdanow
alias Georgij Tscherkassow - RL Chief Editor News in 1957."

Zum Nachhoeren/Nachlesen:
<http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/land-und-leute/radio-free-europe-gaito-gasdanow-hamel-100.html>

Bayern - Land und Leute, "Kurzwellen fuer die Freiheit".

Sonntag, 09.06.2013, 13:30 bis 14:00 Uhr MESZ. Bayern 2 Munich.

Kurzwellen fuer die Freiheit Gaito Gasdanow alias Georgij Tscherkassow.

"Radio Liberation" - "Radio Free Europe" - "Radio Liberty" - russisch
"Radio Swoboda". - Christine Hamel begibt sich in Muenchen auf Spurensuche
nach dem Schriftsteller Gaito Gasdanow, der hier im Kalten Krieg unter dem
Pseudonym Georgij Tscherkassow als Journalist bei dem US-Sender arbeitete.
- Gasdanows literarisches Werk wird in Deutschland gerade erst mit grossem
Erfolg entdeckt.

vieleicht zum Nachlesen? Nachhoeren:
<http://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/programmkalender/sendung561058.html>

Als Gaito Gasdanow 1952 das Angebot bekam, als Paris- Korrespondent des
neugegruen-deten Radiosenders "Liberation" zu arbeiten, war er bereits ein
angesehener Autor. Seit 1946 gelang es ihm nach aufreibenden Jahren als
Fabrikarbeiter, Putzkraft, Lastentraeger und Taxifahrer in der Pariser
Emigration endlich von seinen Buechern zu leben. Warum also ging er auf
das Angebot eines US-finanzierten Radiosenders ein, der mit Kurzwellen den
Kommunismus bekaempfen wollte? In einem Brief an den russischen
Schriftsteller- und Journalistenverband in Paris hatte Gaito Gasdanow kurz
zuvor noch betont, dass er sich nie um Politik gekuemmert haette und auch
keine Neigung verspuere, sich politischen Fragen zu widmen.

Radio "Liberation" am Englischen Garten in Muenchen.

Fuer die Freiheit allerdings war Gaito Gasdanow immer bereit zu kaempfen.
Allein der Name des Radiosenders "Liberation" muss Gasdanow direkt zum
Herzen gesprochen haben. Fuer seine journalistische Arbeit nimmt er das
Pseudonym Georgij Tscherkassow an. 1953 zieht er nach Muenchen, wo der
Hauptsitz von Radio "Liberation" am Englischen Garten ist. Von hier aus
versorgen Exil-Russen, -Bulgaren, -Tschechen oder -Rumaenen das
Hoererpublikum des Ostblocks mit Informationen aus dem Westen. Im besten
Fall, denn natuerlich antworten die Laender des Warschauer Pakts auf die
amerikanische Propaganda mit Stoersendern. 1957 wird Gasdanow
Chefredakteur der Nachrichten. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt sind die Erwartungen
einer baldigen "Befreiung" Osteuropas vom Kommunismus bereits zerschlagen,
1964 benennt sich der Sender denn auch in "Radio Liberty" um. Er ist tief
mit der Geschichte des Kalten Krieges verbunden, immer wieder gab es
Giftanschlaege, Spionage und Sabotage, Bombenattentate und Morde an
Journalisten.

Die Amerikaner wollten dem Ostblock auch im Aether Paroli bieten.
"Radio Liberation", spaeter "Radio Liberty" soll angesichts sowjetischer
Propaganda und Parolen zum "Gegenangriff mit den Waffen des Geistes"
ausholen. Der kaempferische Name ist Programm. Die Amerikaner wollten dem
Ostblock auch im Aether Paroli bieten und gruendeten zu Beginn der 50er
Jahre mitten im Kalten Krieg einen Radiosender in Muenchen. Kurzwellen
brachten den American way of life bis hinter den Ural. Natuerlich nicht
ohne nervtoetendes Rauschen und ohrenzerschneidende Quietschtoene. Die
Sowjetunion hat mehr Geld fuer technisch hoechst aufwendige Stoersender
ausgegeben als die Amerikaner fuer das Programm.

In kritischen Augenblicken - etwa wenn ein Interview mit einem Dissidenten
oder Emigranten uebertragen wurde - spielte sogar das Bodenrelief Moskaus
eine Rolle: Es gab Zonen, in denen wegen der Stoersender nichts zu hoeren
war, aber auch solche, in denen Radioempfang moeglich war, weil dort die
Wellen der Stoersender nicht hinreichten. Finanziert wurde Radio Liberty
bis 1971 vom Geheimdienst CIA, doch das wussten nur wenige Mitarbeiter.

Die Autorin Christine Hamel begibt sich in Muenchen auf Spurensuche nach
Gaito Gasdanow, dessen literarisches Werk in Deutschland gerade erst mit
grossem Erfolg entdeckt wird.

Gaito Gasdanow starb 1971 an Lungenkrebs. Er war ein starker Raucher und
hatte fast immer eine Gauloise im Mundwinkel. Und hustete waehrend der
Sendungen ... Seine letzte Muenchner Wohnung war in der Osterwaldstrasse
55, beigesetzt wurde Gaito Gasdanow auf dem Friedhof 'Sainte Genevieve des
Bois' bei Paris. Das ist nun alles lange her. Inzwischen haben wir auch in
Deutschland Gasdanows Literatur entdeckt. Eine hoechst elegante Mischung
aus Realismus und Metaphysik, Spekulation und Beobachtung, Reflexion und
Sinnlichkeit. Und immer wieder Erinnerungen und Visionen.
(via Paul Gager-AUT, A-DX June 9)

GREECE   Some observations on ERA mediumwave frequencies during recent
holiday in Paxos:

666 kHz  Athens - Observed with Radiofilia programming in various
languages from 0600 to 1200 UT including Spanish, Greek, Polish, Serbian
and Arabic, but no English heard when checked. After 1200 UT this
frequency was in // with Voice of Greece SW frequencies.

927 kHz  Zakynthos - This transmitter is now off the air. Unheard during
checks from 13 to 18 May.

1314 kHz  Tripolis - Has been reactivated. Carries ERA // 981, 1008 kHz,
etc. Also heard with local ID "Radiofonis Tripolis" at 1100 UT on 17 May.

1512 kHz  Hania, Crete - This transmitter is faulty - it was transmitting
only a carrier with almost no audio modulation, just a very low level
distorted audio when checked from 12 to 18 May.
(Dave Kenny, on tour at  Paxos, Greece - observations from 12-18 May,
June BrDXC-UK Communication magazine via dxld June 6)

GREECE   ERT / ERA.
ERT / ERA shut down already announced 10 days before, read / translate per
Google Translator
<http://www.radiofono.gr/node/3692>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11)

All ERT broadcasts to be suspended tonight.
The Greek government has announced that it will shut down the radio and TV
services of the state broadcaster ERT. A government spokesman said
transmissions would cease early on Wednesday.
See  <www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22861577>
(Chris in BrDXC-UK ng June 11)

For your info:
<http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_11/06/2013_503922>
Greetings from Holland, - Ehard Goddijn (June 11)

Greek state TV and radio were gradually pulled off the air late Tuesday,
hours after the government said it would temporarily close all state-run
broadcasts and lay off about 2,656 workers as part of a cost-cutting drive
demanded by the bailed-out country's international creditors.

The conservative-led government said the Hellenic Broadcasting Corp., or
ERT, will reopen "as soon as possible" with a new, smaller workforce. It
wasn't immediately clear how long that would take, and whether all
stations would reopen.

Full story on
AP writers Derek Gatopoulos in Athens, Barry Hatton in Lisbon and Shawn
Pogatchnik in Dublin contributed to this article.

<http://news.yahoo.com/greek-state-tv-radio-broadcasts-off-air-220907117.html>

All ERT broadcasts to be suspended tonight (June 11 from 18 UT).

Much sad news about radio stations that are now suddenly off the air and
staff removed. Does anyone know how much Greek TV has been switched off? I
suspect there is/will be more public sensitivity about TV closures.

I cannot recall such a sudden closedown of so many radio and TV stations,
its a shock despite the terrible economic situation in the country and one
wonders if any other countries are considering similar measures.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng June 12)

Dear compatriots.
The time is 19.00 in Greece and before an hour government announced the
closure of ERT at 12 midnight. We live sadly tragic moments.

In possession was again closed ERT. Seems that came and now the time for
padlock ... Whatever your message of support might help ...

amicably
from ERA5 - Voice of Greece
the station accompany you for years now,
Natasha Vissarionos from Athens Greece (via John Babbis-USA, June 11)

Die Modulation wurde bereits um 1958 UT am 11. Juni gekuendigt, der
KW-Sendebetrieb haelt noch durch, aber eben ohne Modulation.
Chania 1512 kHz bietet noch Programm.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX June 11)

At 0720 UT June 12 Voice of Greece Avlis on shortwave is still on air in
full power on 9420, 11645, and 15630 kHz with same program in Greek.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11/12)

re Griechenland schaltet staatlichen Rundfunk ab.

Yes, the prime minister asked to stop the national radio in order to red
sign it with much less people. There are about 2656 employees for the
moment, with 25 of them paid as 180 others !! - sorry for the fast mail.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

ERA / ERT on June 11, at 2230-2300 UT. The remote Perseus unit on Ham
operator SV8RV in Zakynthos Greece and on remote SDR unit at Sicily Italy
showed Greek music and discussion still on 5 ERA mediumwave channels, at
2230-2300 UT June 11.

Kerkyra, on Corfu island 1008 kHz,
Rhodes 1259.844 kHz,
Florina next to Macedonian/YUG border, 1278 kHz,
Komotini, east of  Kavalla on the Turkish border 1404.005 kHz,
Chanai, on Crete island 1511.937 kHz.

And private? Radiostathmos Amaliadas, Amaliada, at Kastro town
(see WRTH p218) on 1584 kHz.
And two Greek music pirates late at night 1620 und 1629 kHz.

At 0700-0800 UT June 12 heard two ERA programs on mediumwave
Kerkyra, on Corfu island 1008 kHz,
Chanai, on Crete island 1511.937 kHz.
And Radiostathmos Amaliadas, Amaliada, at Kastro town on 1584 kHz.

Heard also strong full power carrier on ERA MW Athens channels 666, 729,
and 981 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11/12)

Re: Greece: All ERT broadcasts to be suspended tonight

From the ERT3 web site, translated from the Greek.
"Rapid, and dramatic developments in recent times for the future of the
National broadcaster ERT, but the 2,850 employees. Reportedly already
discussed project for even imposing lock in Public Broadcasting.

The rumors follow one another and scripts written in newspapers and
broadcast by broadcasters speak at worst for closure of ERT and arrive in
a shrinking and restructuring.

By both the government and administration of the company there is no valid
information and assembly of a few minutes ago, journalists and other
employees at ERT decided to remain vigilant and to safeguard the company,
the public nature and the need of the Greeks for timely and objective
information."

-

"Their reaction expressed by governmental partners, PASOK and Democratic
Left, the proposal to close the ERT and reopening. PASOK reacted and
Legislative Act for closure of public sector organizations with a
Minister.

Referring to the Legislative Act already-published without the signatures
of all members of the cabinet-and developments in the pipeline for ERT,
the press office of PASOK issued the following statement:

"1. A government tripartite cooperation can not be operated with
unilateral actions and faits accomplis. The existence of this government
is a national necessity. This can be served only with integrated
programming framework and clear rules of the government and the
parliamentary majority. Major issues be promptly discussed and decided at
the level of Heads of the three parties.

Two. The reform in the State and in particular public administration must
not deadlock. Although it has agreed, for weeks, context actions between
the three leaders, this has not been implemented. The result is not
achieved downsizing by 2,000 people in the first place so the country is
actually under pressure from the payment of the installment. Such
pressures have lived many times in the recent past and found a solution.
Should the country be internationally credible, but this must be done in a
fair, transparent, meritocratic and efficient.

Three. ERT should be transformed into a modern, European, public
broadcaster, with radical changes in the structure and evaluation of
staff. We ask therefore be presented and implemented as soon as a complete
restructuring of public broadcasting with respect to citizens who pay dues
fee, which can decrease. But this can not be done suddenly, unprepared,
with immediate shutdown of public broadcasting and dismissal of all
personnel, without any evaluation, because the 2,000 positions was not
possible to find time with serious procedures in public administration.
Movements on the righteous and the unrighteous are not performing. "

In a statement, the Democratic Left notes: "There can be no modern country
and particularly Europe, which - even for one hour - not offer Public
Television.

The Democratic Left disagrees radically opposes the suspension of the ERT
and reopening after "some" time.

The known problems of ERT is the result of the policies pursued decades
now and have nothing to do with the Memorandum and loan contracts in the
country.

Any suspension of the ERT suggests the worst way transfer, and finally
expressing a weakness and resistances are continuing towards reforms.

Clearly the need to streamline and reorganize the ERT. Streamlining, which
however can not be undertaken makeshift and without any plan.

The same need is a radical cut public television from different
governmental desires and considerations, the various political and
economic interests, as well as customer relationships of all types.

As for the rationalization and reorganization of ERT, the Democratic Left
calls for the immediate establishment of committee consensus of experts
and authority figures in order within three months to submit to Parliament
a business plan for a modern state television.

In the meantime, ERT can only be operated. "

Re: Greece: All ERT broadcasts to be suspended tonight.

The EBU has condemned the decision of the Greek government and urged it to
restore ERT.

<http://www3.ebu.ch/cms/en/sites/ebu/contents/news/2013/06/ebu-urges-greek-government-to-re.html>

I've been following this all day.
According to the government spokesman, the current legal entity of ERT
will be dissolved and a new entity will be created within three months.
All radio and TV broadcasts will go silent during this transission period.
Close to 2,800 ERT employees will lose thier jobs.

Greek police shut down power at the television tranmsitter center near
Athens at 23:15 local time (20:15 UTC). At the same time tranmsitters
around the country were being turned off.

Some private stations picked up ERT signal and were re-transmitting them
on their transmitters. As of last report, the ERT satellite channel ERT
World was still in operation.

There were massive protests by ERT employees at Aghia Paraskevi (ERT
headquarters) and in front of ERT studios Thessaloniki.
(via John Figliozzi-NY-USA and Christos Rigas-IL, all on dxld June 12)

Re: Greece: All ERT / ERA {and TV too} broadcasts to be suspended tonight

One of the great moments in global radio is BBC Four's "Thought for the
Day."

Greek state broadcaster ERT is one of many that have adopted the format,
giving a couple of minutes of airtime on its Second Program to the great
and good musing about faith, current affairs and life in general. One can
only wonder, though, exactly what the government's thought for the day was
when it decided to shut down ERT and dismiss some 2,700 staff on Tuesday.

There was plenty wrong with ERT, which had long been treated like most
other parts of the public sector by successive governments who felt they
had supporters to take care of and money to burn. Its 19 regional radio
stations speak of an excess that was simply unsustainable. Thessaloniki, a
city with 800,000 inhabitants, had three radio stations when Inner London,
which has a population of more than 3 million, has only one.

There was also a lot to cherish about ERT, though. It continued to make
challenging documentaries when practically nobody else in Greece did. Its
stations played music that nobody else would. Even its insistence on
sticking with tinny 80s theme tunes for its news and sports shows had a
naive charm about it. Most of all, though, it did the job that all
national broadcasters should do by being a common reference point for
millions. There are few more emotional experiences one can have listening
to the radio than hearing Diaspora Greeks cast to the four corners of the
earth calling in to a Saturday night show on the Second Program to request
Greek songs and share their memories and feelings about the homeland they
left behind.

There was certainly no such sentimentality in the government's decision to
announce ERT's closure and pull the plug within a few hours. There was no
debate in Parliament, no public discussion and no consent from New
Democracy's coalition partners, PASOK and Democratic Left. Instead, a
legislative decree was passed to allow ministers to close public
enterprises and government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou appeared on TV to
inform the public that ERT had become a bottomless pit, absorbing 300
million euros a year in license fees and producing mismanagement and
inefficiency rather than good TV and radio programs.

Read more at
ERT off air: Thought for the day
<http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite3_1_11/06/2013_503971>

Illustration by Manos Symeonakis for Cartoon Movement
<http://www.cartoonmovement.com/p/6035>
[it's a test card/pattern labeled SIGN OUT / GREEK PUBLIC TV]
(via Nick_Malkoutzis, dxld June 12)

GUAM   15670  Another "Special" KSDA Guam - Commemorative AWR Broadcast.
KSDA w/ special "Wavescan" program commemorating AWR broadcasting history
from the now decommissioned Ekala xmtr in Sri Lanka. Tuned (late) at 1622
UT with Sri Lankan national anthem, man ancr giving details of the special
bcst and closing anmts and then a Sri Lankan song until the carrier went
off abruptly at 1629:05 UT. Will try again during the KSDA windows at 2230
and 2330 UT this afternoon. I was glad to get at least 7 min of this bcst!

15320  AWR Wavescan broadcast from KSDA Guam on 15320 kHz at 2230 UT.
KSDA w/ special "Wavescan" program commemorating AWR broadcasting history
from the now decommissioned Ekala xmtr in Sri Lanka. Tuned this channel at
2230 UT with weak signal (S-meter 4-5, but good looking carrier on Perseus
display). Program hard to follow due to high noise lvl but had the same
sequence as hrd this morning of Sri Lankan national anthem, man ancr
giving details of the special bcst w/ closing anmts and then a Sri Lankan
song. In truth, however, without having hrd the 1600 UT bcst, I would not
have been able to identify program details during this sequence due to a
consistently declining signal from 2230 UT. Carrier went off abruptly at
2259 UT.

17650.04  Last bcst of the AWR special "Wavescan" pgm from KSDA via
Perseus site in Brisbane - nice to hear today's program with good
audibility as the history of broadcasting in Sri Lanka was quite
fascinating. Topics were broadcasting history from Ekala, an excerpt from
a current domestic station in Sri Lanka, history of Radio Monitors
International, excerpt from the old program "Shortwave Merry-go-Round",
national anthem of Sri Lanka at 2349.5 UT (where I tuned in the program
this morning at 1622 UT), closing anmts, QSL card and address info at 2352
UT and then the Sri Lankan musical piece at 2355 UT. Carrier off for this
bcst at 2359 UT. The carrier came right back in a few seconds and the
station identified as KSDA at 0000 UT June 10 for the next bcst segment of
AWR.

If anyone happened to record this station from the program start at 2330
UT (or any of today's 30-min segments), I would appreciate a recording of
the first five minutes as I missed the earliest history of broadcasting
from the then country of Ceylon.

Today is Sri Lankan Day!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 9/10)

INDONESIA   9525.8  V of Indonesia, Cimanggis. Arabic service from 1650
till 1700 UT with Disney-styled pop songs, then full ID, address, Facebook
page, etc., etc. Then Spanish began from 1703 UT. Lovely signal on 11 May.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS, ARDXC June Australian DX News, direct and via dxld)

?? I never found it much lower than 9525.9, but haven't tried lately to
remeasure the JBA signal here. (gh, dxld June 6)

At 1850 UT June 10: footprint is 9525.891 kHz at present.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 10)

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 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 kHz  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 on 15211 to 15219 kHz frequency range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18)

Checked again on June 11. Problem at Zahedan solved already. No spurious
signals heard anymore. (wb)

MADAGASCAR   5014v / 5014.282 / 5014.632 kHz
Thomas Nilsson: You have to go back a long time to find such a lack of
contributions. Just one contribution from Sweden, the rest through various
DX sources. Stig, thanks for the telephone tip last night for the new
station at 5014.04 kHz. I recorded from 1830z until cd at 2105* UT on
Saturday night. Most likely it is Radio Madagasikara which has powered up
the transmitter. The carrier wandered from 5014.022 up to 5014.085 kHz at
close down while the frequency varied back and forth 20-30 Hz.

5014.04v, on May 23 at 1850 UT, UNID but bet a coin for Madagascar. Closed
at 1901 UT after 4 sec advertising. Particularly unstable carrier with
rapid jumps of up to 20 Hz, up and down. Also heard on May 25 with better
strength and what I think was football commentary. Troublesome
thunderstorm QRN however.
(Stig Adolfsson-SWE, SW Bulletin May 26, translations by editor Thomas
Nilsson for dxld May 29)

5014.085, on May 25 at -2107* UT. Radio Madagasikara? A tip via telephone
from Stig Adolfsson alerting me about a new unidentified weak station with
unstable transmitter here. I recorded this station from 1830 UT until sign
off. Most of the time football. I believe some of the program at the end
was in French but difficult to say due to lightning static. The station
drifted upwards to about 5014.085 kHz at sign off and had also a very
unstable carrier.
(TN, ibid.)

Hello Glenn, The 5014 station is a little bit of a mystery as it is very
difficult to get an ID. Henrik Klemetz listened and found only lingo and
French but no ID from two days' Perseus recordings around sign off. But
antenna direction points towards Southern Africa. Hope to be able to get
an ID one of the coming days.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, dxld May 29)

5014.16   R Madagasikara (?), at 1846 UT on May 26, presumed the one here
playing instrumental jazz to sudden 1906 UT cutoff. What I suspect was the
same station also noted today, May 27, on 5014.05 kHz at 0236 UT when
carrier came on. In the clear on both occasions but weak audio and
suffered from drift. Thanks very much to Thomas Nilsson & Stig Adolfsson
initially reporting this to SWB.
(Martien Groot-HOL, dxld May 29)

5014.23  R Nasionaly Malagasy, Ambohidrano (??), at 0316 UT on May 17,
possibly this station with male and female speakers in African vernacular,
short burst of music on wind instrument, 32422.
(Graham Bell-AFS, dswci DXW via dxld May 29)

Malagasy has been Off the air since Jan 2013, but seems to be back on this
Off frequency.  (Editor Anker Petersen-DEN, ibid.)

I see a similar wandering signal around 1705-1725 UT June 2, and 5 peaks
hopping around 5014.282 kHz. Could it be Malagasy 5010 kHz outlet ?
Footprint on June 10, 1705 UT: 5014.632 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 2/10)

MYANMAR   9730.83  Myanmar Radio, Yangon. Tuned in 1029 UT to hear that
lovely soft and lilting Burmese language with alternating M/F announcers
with a news program or similar. From 1040 UT, many different speakers on
air. Quasi-pop songs Burmese style from 1050 UT. Poor to fair signal, only
made possible by the clear channel. You have to hear it before 1200 UT
because it gets wiped out by CRI after that! I can't hear anything on
7200 kHz. Is this frequency still functioning? 21 May.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS, ARDXC June Australian DX News direct and via dxld)

NETHERLANDS   Excellent FLEVO Video.
Here's a really nicely edited video of the Flevo site.
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFkwg3oyzd8>

With so many SW transmitter sites disappearing, it would really be nice to
have more video content of SW sites before they disappear. A real pity
that more of the ex engineers & technicians of these sites don't post more
content of their sites on the YouTube and the like.

That said, it would be great if more of our silent members would make an
effort to visit a site or contact the transmitter site staff for imagery
or video content to share with the group. Anyway for the moment enjoy this
video.
(Ian Baxter-AUS, June 1, SW TXsite yg)

NEW ZEALAND   More changes of Radio New Zealand International from May 30:
1551-1650 NF7330 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, ex9615
1551-1650   6135 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa no change

1651-1745 NF7330 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, ex9615
1651-1745 NF6135 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, ex7330

1746-1836 NF9615 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga, ex9700
1746-1836 NF6135 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga, ex9630

1837-1950 NF9615 RAN 050 kW 035 deg AM  Samoa, Niue, Tonga, ex11725
1837-1950   9630 RAN 025 kW 035 deg DRM Samoa, Niue, Tonga no change
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

SAO TOME E PRINCIPE   1530  QSL IBB Transmitting Station Pinheira, full
data Pinheira Station eQSL card for email report and recording to Ms.
Helena de Menezes, Manager's Secretary in 20 days. Actual QSL card was
placed in the diplomatic pouch for mailing on this same day according to
Ms. Menezes.

Reports to <hmenezes at sto dot ibb dot gov>
This is as listed in the WRTH 2013.
(Al Muick-PA-USA, dxld May 29)

SRI LANKA   New schedule of Sri Lanka Broadcasing Corporation from June 1:
0115-0215 11905 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Bengali/Tamil/Hindi
0215-0330  9770 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS English
1115-1215  9770#TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Telugu/Malayalam/Tamil
# totally blocked by KBS World Radio in Vietnamese/Chinese
All other transmissions from Colombo-Ekala are cancelled.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

SRI LANKA   Frequency change of PCJ Radio International effective June 2:
1300-1400 NF11835 TRM 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS English Sunday, ex11750
The next broadcast will be air June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 4)

SRI LANKA   11835  PCJ "Happy Station program by Keith Perron from
Trincomalee tuned at 1322 UT on June 9 with S4+ signal and no QRM -
noticeable QSB but did not impact signal quality. No significant co-ch QRM
noted on Perseus display (nearest stations were on 11815 and 11860 kHz).
Very nice pgm of mailbag and request music hosted by Keith! Lots of
different music depending on the country the requests came from. Tom Meyer
(speaking from Netherlands and ex-Radio Nederland Happy Station
personality) was introduced at 1340 UT and carried on a reminiscing
discussion with Keith about his departure from R. Nederland until 1353 UT,
at which time the song "I'll Be Seeing You" was played to 1356 UT.

Anmt by Keith on addresses for reception reports and goodbye at 1356-57
UT. Program closed with "Happy Days are Here Again" from 1357-1400 UT by a
Dutch band. IS on bells and close-down at 1400 UT. Very enjoyable program
and very much like int'l programming back in the heyday of SW
broadcasting!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 9)

SRI LANKA  [GERMANY/GUAM/USA]
ADVENTIST WORLD RADIO SPECIAL ONE DAY QSL CARD.

As was announced a few weeks ago, a special one day QSL card will be
offered for reception reports of the broadcast of the special edition of
the AWR DX program, "Wavescan" that honors the closure of the Ekala
Shortwave Station in Sri Lanka. The Seventh-day Adventist denomination
made its first broadcast from the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation back
in 1951, on the very first day of what was the new SLBC Commercial Service
on shortwave. Over the years, these initial radio broadcasts blossomed
into Adventist World in Asia, AWR-Asia, and the programming of Adventist
World Radio is still on the air shortwave from the Sri Lanka Broadcasting
Corporation, though these days from the ex-Deutsche Welle Relay Station
located near Trincomalee on the east coast of the island of Sri Lanka.

Without a specific announcement, SLBC closed their historic Ekala station
on the last day of May and they transferred their international
programming to the station at Trincomalee. To honor the long and
illustrious history of the Ekala Shortwave Station, the AWR DX program
"Wavescan" is airing a special edition under the old title, "Radio
Monitors International" and this will be broadcast beginning next Sunday,
June 9, and during the following days next week.

These days, "Wavescan" is researched and written in Indianapolis by the
AWR DX Editor, Dr. Adrian Peterson, and it is produced in the studios of
shortwave station WRMI by Jeff White, who is noted also for his key roles
with NASB, the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters in the
United States. The AWR international DX program "Wavescan" is on the air
from stations in the AWR network, and also from WRMI, WWCR & WINB in the
United States, and from Spaceline in Bulgaria.

The old Ekala Radio Station is of such significance in the long history of
international radio broadcasting that the well known International Radio
Monitor in Colombo Sri Lanka, Victor Goonetilleke, is campaigning widely
to have the site recognized as an International Heritage Site.

This once-in-a-lifetime special QSL card will feature a reproduction of
two QSL cards that were in use from AWR in Poona-Pune nearly forty years
ago. All reception reports of this special program will be verified with
this special event QSL card, and return postage and an address label will
be appreciated.

The only address is:

Adventist World Radio
Box 29235
Indianapolis
Indiana 46229
USA

Wavescan Scheduling: A13 Transmission Period
March 31, 2013 - October 26, 2013

UT Call kHz kW Station Location Country

Sun
1030 WRMI  9955  50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA
1530 AWR  15335 250 Media Broadcast Nauen Germany
1600 KSDA 15360 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
1600 KSDA 15670 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
2230 KSDA 15320 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
2330 KSDA 17650 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam

Mon
1100 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA

Wed
1100 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA
1900 WINB 13570 50 World International Red Lion Pennsylvania USA

Thu
0300 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA

Fri
0315 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA

Sat
1100 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA
1300 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA
1530 WWCR 12160 100 Worldwide Christian Nashville Tennessee USA
2230 WRMI  9955 50 Radio Miami Int Miami Florida USA

(Dr. Adrian M. Peterson, Co-ordinator - International Relations &
DX Editor, Adventist World Radio, N9GWY - Ex KA9YPQ
Board of Directors:
Radio Heritage New Zealand
Adventist Radio Stations in Indiana
Board of Directors Emeritus:
Adventist World Radio, NASB National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters USA, June 3, dxld June 6)

UGANDA   [tentativelly]  Broadcast intruder on 7195 kHz.
A strong KiSwahili AM broadcast heard 27th May on 7195 kHz from 0650Z,
followed by world news in English from 0700Z, light music later. Station
may be Kampala, Uganda but remains to be identified. CCK informed.
Ted 5Z4NU - ARSK. (E.H.M.Alleyne-KEN, intruderalert_iaru-r1, May 27)

UAE    Well, miracles are still happening occasionally. I received a QSL
card from Radio Australia, via Al Dhabbaya-UAE. it took them 38 months to
answer the letter. I sent a report on the 26th of Febr 2010, and got the
QSL on the 20th of April 2013. Very signer Nigel Holmes signed on
15/Mar/13 but it took 5 weeks to get to Bondi. I am very happy, as this
card gives me my 144th country.

Radio Australia via Al Dhabbaya. Long card showing Asia Pacific areas and
time zones. 30 months, for return stamps. V/s Nigel Holmes, who also
included some personal lines.
(Alex Wellner-NSW-AUS, ARDXC June Australian DX News direct and via dxld)

USA   Dayton 2013 - wie im Farb TV.
Gar nicht schlecht gemachter Bericht ueber die Ham Radio Messe:
<http://youtu.be/w0BzGNaC5fk>
73 Christoph  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX May 28)

VANUATU   3945  R. Vanuatu, Port Vila. Back on air after an absence of
some time. Noted at 1900 in the local Bislama language with a news
program. The carrier was strong but the audio level was down a long way.
It seems this frequency is the only one in operation on SW - nothing heard
on 7260 kHz. 22 May.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS, ARDXC June Australian DX News direct and via dxld)
Heard nx at 1930 UT June 10th on even 3945 kHz frequency, on remote unit
in Australia, wb.

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