WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1132 / 02 Oct 2013

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AUSTRALIA   13630   ABC / RA SHP two sideband spurious.Two accompanied
spurious peaks seen and HEARD at S=7-8 level of ABC / RA English service
on both sides symmetrically on 13614.523 and 13645.474 kHz, at 0655 UT
Sept 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

AZEREBAIJAN   9677.615   Voice of Justice and Voice of Talyshistan
again shortwave.

Voice of Justice noted Tue/Wed, Sept 24/25
0600-0630 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Azeri Wed/Sat
1400-1430 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Azeri Tue/Fri

Voice of Talyshistan noted Mon/Tue, Sept 23/24
0900-1000 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Mon-Sat
1200-1300 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Mon-Sat
1500-1600 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Mon-Sat
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

9677.615 - carrier frequency. Very terrible disturbed narrow band
modulation noted at 0945 UT Oct 1, tiny poor S=4 to 5 signal in Germany
and western Europe, but up to S=9+5 dBm in Moscow remote SDR rx.

Narrow band varying at approx. 9676.1 to 9679.5 kHz, but varying
up to 10 kHz wide broadband at times ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

BRAZIL/COLOMBIA/MEXICO   Ron's logs - XEOI Radio Mil running late ...
Logged this morning Sept 25 at 07-08 UT in MA and FL: 5909.940 kHz
footprint Alcaravan CLM in Spanish - and some pieces ENGLISH sermon in
between.  and
6010.218 Spanish lang weak signal station, on the upper side of that
channel. S=7 at 0730 UT.

Compare the proper: WWCR 5935 S=9+40dB, Marti 5980/6030 S=9+50dB,
and TWR Europe too, at 0740 UT Nauen 100 kW 6105 kHz at S=9 signal level
into eastern coast of North America.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

BRAZIL   [and non]  Log of Roco's remote Perseus unit server at Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil on Sept 28, logged at 0500-0600 UT slot.

Many Brazilian stations in range of powerhouse S=9+35 to +60dBm !!!

5035.010 Rádio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP. Station jingle at daily px
         opening procedure at 0455 to 0458 UT. On Rio remote SDR unit
         tremendous S=9+60dBm powerhouse signal.
5014.964 Rádio Cultura, Cuiabá, MT relays "Voz da Libertação", S=8-9,
         lower power stn, annmt Sao Paulo, time pips at 0500 UT,
         S=8-9 strength heard in Rio.
4985.012 Rádio Brasil Central, Goiânia, GO; very low modulation level,
         but S=9+ signal strength, at 0503 UT.
         {4985.013, R Brasil Central?? 0935 UT found the double UTE here
         had gone off (it was there earlier) leaving a signal in the
         clear. Sounded like music at 0937 UT but already too weak.
         21 Sept. Dave Valko-PA-USA dxld}
4975.000 Rádio Iguatemi, Osasco, SP; proper signal of S=9+35dBm,
         phone in females talk from Sao Paulo.
4949.765 Rádio Nacional de Angola, Canal A, Mulenvos, Luanda
         - the highlight at this hour !
         BOM DIA ANGOLA at 0500 UT on footprint 4949.765 kHz.
4914.940 ? Rádio Difusora de Macapá, Amapá AP;
         weak tiny signal only S=3-4.
4905.017 Rádio Relógio Federal, Rio de Janeiro RJ; at 0514 UT Sept 28.
         Transmission of time signal Observatorio Nacional underneath
         mixture program, both pop mx and time pips signal mixture.
         Powerful S=9+35dBm heard in Rio remote unit.
4885.020 Unid Brazil Portuguese, likely Rádio Clube do Pará, Belém, PA.
         Phone-in progr about Madrigada by two male. Lower powered signal
         S=7-8 signal at 0518 UT.
4864.174 Rádio Alvorada, Londrina, PR. Some religious annmt, followed by
         most modern saxophone and flute mx program. Talk on family
         matter, some birthday greeting via phone-in,
         at powerful S=9+35dB level.
4824.941 Tentatively Rádio Canção Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, SP.
         Noted only carrier, but VERY LOW modulation
         or rather not extinct at 0522 UT on Sept 28.
4789.882 Peru?, R Visión, Distrito José, Leornardo Ortiz, Chiclayo,
         Lambayeque PRU.  Only empty carrier.
 171     Longwave station Medi I from Nador, Morocco.
5799-5803 kHz spurious of local strong Rio sender ?
5939.878 likely Voz Missionaria, Camboriú, SC; S=9+50dB powerhouse signal
5964.948 Rádio Transmundial RTM, Santa Maria RS. S=9+30dB signal strength.
5970.019 Rádio Itatiaia "A Rádio das Minas"; Belo Horizonte, MG,
         very merry program, laugh a lot at 0555 UT.
6010.106 Rádio Inconfidência, Belo Horizonte MG. Noted powerhouse S=9+45.
6059.785 Super Rádio Deus é Amor, Curitiba, PR. Noted powerful S=9+35dB
6080.035 Rádio Marumby, Curitiba, PR. Noted time annmt for "Tres Horas",
         i.e. 0600 UT, ID jingle "Rádio Marumby", weather report at
         0601 UT Sept 28, powerhouse S=9+50dB on remote Rio unit.
6089.960 Rádio Bandeirantes, São Paulo, SP. S=9+45dB powerhouse.
6120.013 Rádio Globo, São Paulo SP, UNID, rather Spanish language
         Mexican canciones played at 0605 UT Sept 28.

Auch fuer die NDB Gemeinde eine lohnende remote Perseus Station zum
hineinzuhoeren, relativ saubere Signale auf LW und MW, dort in Rio auch
Nador MRC 171 kHz ! zu hoeren. Viele NDB im LW bis ins MW Band.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

BULGARIA   [to Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine]   Polish Radio External
Service likely to discontinue SW broadcasts.

On September 26, the Russian service of the Polish Radio announced in its
mailbag program that starting from October 27 the station will no longer
broadcast on SW. It seems that their SW broadcasts in Polish and
Belarusian will be terminated too.
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR, dxld Sept 26)

Polish Radio Warsaw via Spaceline Ltd. Kostinbrod Sofia relay in A-13.
 7405 1530-1900 29,30 SOF 100 30 618 Rus BUL PRW SPC
12095 1300-1615 29,30 SOF 100 30 618 Mul BUL PRW SPC

Planned in B-13 season though ...
12095 1300-1615 29,30 SOF 100 30 618 Mul BUL PRW SPC
12105 1530-1830 39,40 SOF 100 90 618 Mul BUL PRW SPC
- latter rather to CeAS/NE/ME, wb.

{POLAND non}   Since the beginning of the winter season, the Polish Radio
broadcasts will stop broadcasting shortwave. The currently schedule is

1300-1330 12095 SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Russian
1330-1400 12095 SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Belorussian
1530-1630  9400 SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Polish
1630-1730  9400 SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Belorussian
1730-1800  9400 SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Russian
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

CANADA   6160v  CKZU/CKZN, 0903 getting an echo of the CBC Radio One news
at this time, obviously due to both stations coming in. Broke away to own
programing at 0904. CKZN has now gone below CKZU. CKZN 6159.964, and CKZU
6159.974 kHz 10 Hz separates them and close enough not to hear a het.
While doing a screenshot, noticed CKZN is drifting by a couple Hz. 21
Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx / dxld Sept 21)

Checked in MA and CA, so traced according signal strength
CKZN St.J. 6159.965 and CKZU Vancouver 6159.975 on Sept 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

CHINA   5969.986  Very odd frequency footprint of PBS Gannan - CNR11th
program service, some feeder line breaks disturbtion, local flute mx at
1350 UT on Sept 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

CUBA   4765  New Cuban SW Operation on 60 metres. Radio Progreso, Cuba on
shortwave from Oct 1.

A new Cuban experimental shortwave operation starting from Oct 1
0030-0400  4765 HAB 050 kW non-dir to Cuba Spanish Radio Progreso.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

While listening to Arnie Coro on "DXers Unlimited" via Radio Havana Cuba
on 5040 kHz at 0520 UT today, he gave details of a new Cuban experimental
shortwave operation starting Tuesday 1 October.

Radio Progreso, Programa Nacional will operate with 50 kW on 4765 kHz from
0030 till 0400 UT.

This means 3 shortwave operations from Cuba on 60 metres - the 100 kW
sender on 5040 kHz that RHC uses for English to 0600 UT, the 50 kW Radio
Rebelde on 5025 kHz which I think is 24 hours, and the new Radio Progreso
on 4765 kHz, also with 50 kW.

I hear Radio Progreso from time to time on MW frequencies 640 and 890 kHz.
They play great Latin music! Arnie mentioned the website
<www.radioprogreso.cu> and there's an audio stream there if you click on
the headphones in the header.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld Sept 30)

Starting 1st October at 0030 UT, Radio Progreso Cadena Nacional will start
transmitting on shortwave 4765 kHz with a new experimental tropical band
service according to Arnie Coro on Radio Havana Cuba's 'DXers Unlimited'
programme this morning (30-Sept). The broadcast will start at 0030 UT 1st
October with the Nocturno (music) programme and end with the late evening
News at 0400 UT.

Target is the "Cuban Archipelago" and power is 50 kW. This will be third
Cuban transmitter on the 60 metre band - currently Radio Rebelde 5025 kHz
(50 kW) and Radio Havana Cuba 5040 kHz (100 kW) use the band. A QSL will
be available and reception reports sent to
<inforhc @ enet.cu>
will be forwarded to the Radio Progreso Chief Engineer.
Radio Progreso website is: <www.radioprogreso.cu>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK Sept 30)

re: CUB 4765 kHz.
Nothing heard tonight as of 01:20 UTC. So maybe they mean it will start
October 1 local time.

Wasn't this frequency once used by Cuba to relay Russian language programs
for Russians working in Cuba?  I have a vague recollection that the
broadcasts became very poorly modulated and distorted before they finally
went off the air.  Maybe they've rehabilitated the old transmitter?
(Arthur Delibert, North Bethesda-MD-USA, dxld Oct 1)

Maybe 5 antenna installations at Bauta and Quivican

at Bauta TX site:
3 x corner reflector 5 / 6 MHz ?
22 56 55.51 N  82 32 56.07 W
<http://goo.gl/maps/MDMN5>
22 56 52.46 N  82 32 50.80 W
22 57 00.29 N  82 32 35.87 W
<http://goo.gl/maps/lXe80>

at Quivican TX site:
NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave antenna 5025/5040 kHz
22 49 21.20 N  82 17 24.04 W
22 49 24.81 N  82 17 47.37 W

The Bauta TX installation of 1961 has been re-shuffeled in about
2004y onwards, replaced their construction by new BBEF Beijing
transmitters equipment, and erected all shortwave antennas by new ones.
See our discussion items of 2011y.

Bauta history of 2010 / 2011:
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>

This Bauta video is put on the website of the Spanish-language section of
CCTV Beijing and cooperation known with China), originate of October 2010?
This shows one of the new SW transmitter and the antenna mast field in
Bauta.

The original is now on website
<http://espanol.cntv.cn/program/BizChina/20101009/101947.shtml>

The original (i.e. the video clip) is from 9 October 2010, and we have
discussed Bauta re-shuffeling in depth in the July 2011, see below.

Re Video CNTV.
I have only briefly compared equipment consoles and end plates of the
Bauta compartments seen, that seem to be somewhat older than in
Cerrik-Albania relay site. See attached pictures from Cerrik-ALB,
up 6 x 150 kW transmitters (has the possibility to be 2txs combined
to 300 kW in total).

At Cerrik approximately built up in 2003, and 2 x 100 kW transmitters in
Shijak-ALB too, from the same year. In Shijak are two channels of another
100 kW Continental clone type in operation since August 2004.

"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 100 kW. The operational staff in Shijak r/station is
Albanian and 3 Chinese specialists."

In Bauta see the whole 'technology' is a little older, would have to be
the just about built in 2003/2004? However, the older systems at Bauta
were from the 60ties and 70ties (from BBC Switzerland, and a lot of
Russian made TX equipment), there completely replaced by the new
transmitter from BBEF 5 Type GDT ST-100G SW transmitter
(shown is TX No. 4).

And on-screen display shows the antenna array at 5 directions by 5 tx
units.

The azimuth lobe display of the transmission antennas are 340{160},
310{130}, 010, 2 x 53degrees - acc Aoki Nagoya list - not seen on video -,
130{310}, and 160{340} degrees.

In the schedule of RHC / Radio Rebelde I count 12 stations in use around
2400 UT.

The video itself shows 50 years China-Cuba cooperation of years from 1960
to 2010y.

COOPERAN CHINA Y CUBA EN TRANSMISIONES DE RADIO Y TELEVISION,
3m18s Bauta - Radio Cuba / CCTV Spanish video
Published on Nov 25, 2012
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, 2013)

11860 et al., Sept 30 at 1401:36, RHC YL announcer asserts it's
"exactamente las 10, ante-meridiano", maintaining her record of being at
least a sesquiminute slow. Exactly, my foot.

BTW, Arnie Coro reports that a new SW frequency starts tonight, 4765 kHz
with Radio Progreso relay at 0030-0400 UT, and it's already in Aoki as
50kW ND from Oct 1; and will overlap Tajikistan starting at 0300 UT. I
suspect the Brazilian listed on 4765 kHz is not active. Coro previously
mentioned that RHC itself would add a 90m frequency around 3300 kHz.

NOTE: It's Progreso, not Progresso!!
If you know the first thing about Spanish.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 1)

ETHIOPIA   External Service drifting constantly upwards, recently around
7236.5 // 9566.5 kHz. Very low audio on most occasions.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, <http://africalist.de.ms> Sept 24, dxld)

FRANCE   QSL: 15630, IBB/VOA Radio Farda [sic], Tajik Broadcast to Asia
via Issoudon Transmitter. Full data (with site) Media Broadcast e-mail
.pdf QSL Response with accompanying E-mail response letter in 15 days.
V/S Walter Brodowsky, Head of Short wave, Senior Expert Sales
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld Sept 25)

FRANCE   A new clandestine station Sedaye Radio-ye Mehr Iran has started
1630-1700 15680 ISS 250 kW 085 deg to WeAS Persian Fri/Mon from Sept 23
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

FRANCE{?}/UNIDENTIFIED site to IRAN.   15680  Radio Mehr, new Iranian
clandestine imminent at 1630 UT, Mondays and Fridays.

A new clandestine broadcast has started, Mondays and Fridays at 1630-1700
UT on 15680, called Radio Mehr. It's produced by the Iranian National
Council in Paris. Not much known about it, nor transmitter site; nothing
registered here in HFCC.

Here's background on the INC, a "nascent democracy group" headed by the
son of the ex-shah, so he's not a monarchist?
<http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=645>

Please monitor noting language (anything but Persian?), content and
speculate on transmitter site.

15680, Friday Sept 27 at *1629:27 UT carrier on, 1630:10 UT chorl anthem,
1631 YL announcement mentions Iran, 1632 UT music and a long speech. This
is the new clandestine, Radio Mehr, altho I never can make out such an ID
in the all-Persian talk, scheduled Mon & Fri only at 1630-1700 UT, from
the Iranian National Council in Paris headed by Reza Pahlavi, maybe the
speaker. Fair peaks to 5 bars on the DX-398, deep fades, so SINPO 35433.

1642 UT, jamming(??) starts, rapid warbling tones which could be one of
Kim's digital modes; I find it is on LSB only and can be totally
eliminated by tuning USB only. But I go back to AM in order to tell if and
when it stops, which it does at 1646 UT, so maybe coincidental mere ute
QRM rather than jamming.

Meanwhile 1643 UT music, 1647 UT another "Seda-ye Iran" ID mentioning kHz;
1649 UT long song with guitar; 1650 UT VFO swishes by, maybe unrelated
ionosonde rather than a jammer zeroing in. This sad ballad occupies the
rest of the transmission, interrupted at 1656 UT for YL sign-off
announcement; 1700 UT fades down to open carrier, and 1700:08* UT carrier
off with no clues as to transmitter site.

15680, Mon & Fri 1630-1700 UT, shortly after dispatching this log report I
shall be attempting to hear a new clandestine, Radio Mehr, site unknown,
on behalf of the Iranian National Council in Paris, headed by Reza
Pahlavi, the Shah's son who is apparently pro-democracy rather than a
monarchist; you may want to try it too.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 27)

re: Radio Mehr, new Iranian clandestine imminent at 1630 UT Mon & Fri.

They have a Facebook page (in Persian) at
<https://www.facebook.com/radiomehriran>

he 'About' section cites a website URL <radiomehriran.org> which doesn't
work, nor does the Soundcloud URL given on the main page banner. The
banner does however show "SW", "19" and what appears to be a Hotbird
satellite frequency.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld Sept 27)

GERMANY   15350, Athmeeya Yatra, 1258 M with contact info in apparent
Punjabi with IDs, e-mail, and mailing address and mention of "radio
program", then into next program at 1300. Fair. 25 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 25)

Heard Friday Sept 27 at 1320 UT Marathi service by male prayer of Gospel
for Asia, Athmeeya Yatra program via MBR Nauen Germany relay site, S=9 in
Australia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

GERMANY   QSL: 15390 & 15620, The Overcomer Ministry via Nauen
Transmitter. Full data (with site) Media Broadcast e-mail .pdf QSL
Response with accompanying E-mail response letter in 15 days.
V/S Walter Brodowsky, Head of Short wave, Senior Expert Sales
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld Sept 25)

GERMANY/SAO TOME/USA   Frequency changes of Voice of America
1500-1530 NF11880 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeCeAF Hausa, ex13725
2030-2100 NF12095 NAU 250 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF Hausa Mon-Fri, ex9815
2130-2200 NF15110 GB  250 kW 094 deg to WeAF Bambara Mon-Fri, ex12005 BOT
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

GERMANY   Novinite.com Sofia News Agency, 20 Sept 2013:
"Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, was the target of
[a] protest in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, because it sacked without
explanation the journalists Ivan Bedrov and Emi Baruh.

The self-proclaimed 'anti-government online information agency' condemned
the dismissal of journalists Ivan Bedrov and Emi Baruh from Deutsche Welle
(DW).
It appears that both were sacked from the media without any explanation."
( <kimandrewelliott.com> via dxld Sept 25)

GREECE   First noted at 1850 UT on 3 August 2013 acc to my log but for me
it was some of many Greek pirates. Checked in September I found it is as
official radio with nx, good songs (no demodulated oriental songs on
pirate stations), advertisements etc all in Greek but the signal is tiny
to identify the name of the radio. S/on is at 0400 UT and cl/d around
2100 UT, but after around 1300 UT there is a whistle with North Korea.
So may be we have a new independent radio on 6400 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via WWDXC Top News BC-DX, Sept 26)

Log in southern Italy and Zakynthos-Greece at 0600 UT Sept 29:
729 kHz Greek px, 1215.174 kHz CRI Fllake Albania relay, 1404 Greek px,
1511.936 kHz distorted ERA Greek program.

1584 kHz local Zakynthos Greek program with local mx selection, S=9+35dB
on remote Perseus unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

INDIA   4970.016  AIR Shillong in Hindi observed on remote SDR net in
Brisbane Australia at 1438 UT Sept 26, tiny S=4-5.

4775 kHz 50kW Imphal s0000/w0030-0215, 1030-1700/1730 UT.
4775.107  Is AIR Imphal back on air ?  Unidentified signal noted downunder
on SDR net in Australia around 1430-1500 UT Sept 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

New frequency 4775.10, AIR Imphal (presumed) noted on Sept 26 at 1319 UT
with indigenous chanting / singing (CODAR QRM heavy), so must be AIR
Imphal, as nothing on 4775.0 kHz. They really must be working on the
transmitter! Tuned back at 1329 and 1341 UT to only find an open carrier
on 4775.10 kHz, but no audio at all. Also confirmed today by Dave Valko on
4775.106 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 26)

INDONESIA   4869.90v  RRI Wamena, at 1233-1257 UT on Sept 26 (Thursday).
New format for the weekly KGI program in English; better than normal
reception, but still poor; now with a fair amount of Bahasa Indonesia
being used; years ago was 100% English; list of statements about world
population (in English and BI); Ana had to answer if they were true or
false. All IDs for "KGI" or "Kang Guru Indonesia", except one for "Radio
Kang Guru English".
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 26)

IRAN   15151.020 to x.195 kHz, very unstable frequency transmitter of IRIB
VoIRI Zahedan Arabic outlet at 0628 UT Sept 27, nice young girl performed
easy listening "Childrens Hour" program.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

IRAN   Effective from Sunday, Sept 29 all shortwave broadcasts from Voice
the Islamic Republic of Iran begins 7 minutes earlier, e.g: new times is:

xx23-xx20 xx53-xx50, instead xx30-xx27 xx00-xx57. The new schedule is

0023-0220  9550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to SoAM Spanish
0023-0220 11760 KAM 500 kW 274 deg to SoAM Spanish

0053-0220  7295 SIR 500 kW 046 deg to CeAS Tajik
0053-0220  9800 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Tajik

0123-0220  7325 ZAH 500 kW non-dir to SoAS Urdu
0123-0220  9790 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Kazakh
0123-0220  9730 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to SoAS Urdu
0123-0220 11820 SIR 500 kW 005 deg to CeAS Kazakh
0123-0220 11930 KAM 500 kW 118 deg to SoAS Urdu

0153-0250 13750 SIR 500 kW 102 deg to SoAS Hindi
0153-0250 15450 SIR 500 kW 095 deg to SoAS Hindi

0223-0250  7295 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Uzbek
0223-0250 11870 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Uzbek

0223-0320  5950 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
0223-0320  9550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to SoAM Spanish
0223-0320  9700 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to WeAS Pashto

0223-0520 11660 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to EaAF  Arabic Al-Quds TV
0223-0520 11760 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic Al-Quds TV
0223-0520 12080 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF  Arabic Al-Quds TV

0253-0320  7220 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
0253-0320 11700 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
0253-0320 11925 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Russian
0253-0320 13660 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Russian

0253-0620 11940 KAM 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari
0253-0620 13740 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari

0323-0420  7365 KAM 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Kurdish Sorrani
0323-0420  9610 KAM 500 kW 244 deg to NEAF  Arabic Voice of Palestine
0323-0420  9715 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to NE/ME Kurdish Sorrani
0323-0420 11875 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF  Arabic Voice of Palestine
0323-0420 13650 SIR 500 kW 330 deg to NoAM  English Voice of Justice
0323-0420 15470 KAM 500 kW 324 deg to NoAM  English Voice of Justice

0323-0520 11670 SIR 500 kW 336 deg to WeAS Azeri

0353-0450 13750 SIR 500 kW 216 deg to CEAF Swahili
0353-0450 15340 KAM 500 kW 210 deg to CEAF Swahili

0423-0450  9610 KAM 500 kW 250 deg to NEAF Hebrew
0423-0450 11875 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF Hebrew

0423-0550 11860 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish
0423-0550 13710 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish

0453-0520 13750 KAM 500 kW 321 deg to EaEUR Russian
0453-0520 15480 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
0453-0520 17655 SIR 500 kW 040 deg to CeAS Russian
0453-0520 21520 SIR 500 kW 046 deg to CeAS Russian

0523-0620 15320 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to SEEUR Bosnian
0523-0620 17530 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEUR Spanish
0523-0620 17660 KAM 500 kW 297 deg to SEEUR Bosnian
0523-0620 17700 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEUR Spanish

0523-0820 13785 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0523-0820 15150 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic
          footprint 15151.2v Sept 27/29. *
0523-0820 17550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to EaAF Arabic

0553-0650 17540 SIR 500 kW 260 deg to NoWeAF Hausa

0623-0720 15480 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SEEUR Italian
0623-0720 15550 SIR 500 kW 302 deg to SEEUR Albanian
0623-0720 17595 KAM 500 kW 294 deg to SEEUR Albanian
0623-0720 17610 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR French
0623-0720 17660 KAM 500 kW 294 deg to SEEUR Italian
0623-0720 17890 SIR 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR French

0723-0820 11810 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
0723-0820 13730 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to WeAS Pashto
0723-0820 15500 SIR 500 kW 322 deg to WeEUR German
0723-0820 17570 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German

0823-0920 21525 SIR 500 kW 233 deg to CEAF Swahili
0823-0920 21790 SIR 500 kW 231 deg to CEAF Swahili

0823-1020 13785 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0823-1020 15150 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic
          footprint 15151.2v Sept 27/29. *
0823-1020 15570 SIR 500 kW 235 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0823-1020 17550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to EaAF Arabic

0823-1150 13880 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari
0823-1150 15500 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to WeAS Dari

0923-0950 11945 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
0923-0950 15225 SIR 500 kW 322 deg to WeAS Armenian

1023-1120 11925 AHW 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic
1023-1120 13720 KAM 500 kW 238 deg to NEAF Arabic
1023-1120 13785 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1023-1120 15150 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic
          footprint 15151.2v Sept 27/29. *
1023-1120 17550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to EaAF Arabic
1023-1120 21505 KAM 500 kW 110 deg to SoAS English
1023-1120 21640 KAM 500 kW 110 deg to SoAS English

1123-1150 21505 SIR 500 kW 270 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1123-1150 21750 SIR 500 kW 263 deg to NoWeAF Hausa

1123-1420 13785 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1123-1420 15150 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic
          footprint 15151.2v Sept 27/29. *
1123-1420 17550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to EaAF Arabic

1153-1220 13685 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF Hebrew
1153-1220 15240 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to NEAF Hebrew

1153-1250 17610 KAM 500 kW 064 deg to EaAS Chinese
1153-1250 17670 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese
1153-1250 21500 SIR 500 kW 076 deg to EaAS Chinese
1153-1250 21650 KAM 500 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese

1153-1420  9565 KAM 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari
1153-1420 13880 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari

1223-1320 11730 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
1223-1320 13730 KAM 500 kW 091 deg to WeAS Pashto
1223-1320 17590 SIR 500 kW 115 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
1223-1320 21670 SIR 500 kW 107 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay

1253-1420  9455 SIR 500 kW 080 deg to SoAS Urdu
1253-1420 15300 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoAS Urdu
1253-1420 15400 SIR 500 kW 198 deg to NE/ME Urdu

1323-1420 13630 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese
1323-1420 15555 KAM 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese

1323-1620  9870 KAM 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Kurdish Kirmanji

1423-1450  9565 KAM 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari

1423-1520 11700 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Bengali
1423-1520 11955 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Russian
1423-1520 13590 AHW 250 kW 026 deg to CeAS Russian
1423-1520 13765 SIR 500 kW 102 deg to SoAS Hindi
1423-1520 13800 SIR 500 kW 322 deg to EaEUR Russian
1423-1520 13840 KAM 500 kW 099 deg to SoAS Bengali
1423-1520 15300 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoAS Hindi
1423-1520 15400 AHW 500 kW 084 deg to SoAS Bengali

1423-1620 11815 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1423-1620 17550 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to EaAF Arabic

1423-1650 11985 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to WeAS Azeri
          footprint 11987.1v Sept 27/29. #
1453-1550  5950 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1453-1550 11860 SIR 500 kW 030 deg to CeAS Uzbek

1523-1620  6060 SIR 500 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu
1523-1620  9940 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Kazakh
1523-1620 11700 SIR 500 kW 040 deg to CeAS Kazakh
1523-1620 13780 SIR 500 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English
1523-1620 15515 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoEaAS English

1553-1720  5950 SIR 500 kW 046 deg to CeAS Tajik
1553-1720  5985 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1553-1720  7210 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1553-1720  7435 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Tajik

1623-1650 11825 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to SoAS Bengali
1623-1650 13730 KAM 500 kW 100 deg to SoAS Bengali

1623-1720  6005 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
1623-1720  7230 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
1623-1720  7340 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Pashto
1623-1720  9655 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
1623-1720 11815 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1623-1720 12080 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic, 12080.013

1653-1750  7350 KAM 500 kW non-dir to EaEUR Russian
1653-1750  9800 AHW 250 kW 026 deg to CeAS Russian

1723-1820  9715 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German
1723-1820  9860 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to SEEUR Bosnian
1723-1820 11865 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SEEUR Bosnian
1723-1820 11905 SIR 500 kW 322 deg to WeEUR German
1723-1820 11970 SIR 500 kW 216 deg to CEAF Swahili
1723-1820 13670 KAM 500 kW 206 deg to CEAF Swahili

1723-2020  9320 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1723-2020 12080 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic, 12080.013

1753-1850  6140 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
1753-1850  7240 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to EaEUR Russian

1823-1920  9570 SIR 500 kW 305 deg to SEEUR Albanian
1823-1920  9860 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR French
1823-1920 11740 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SEEUR Albanian
1823-1920 12025 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR French
1823-1920 13720 SIR 500 kW 263 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1823-1920 15550 KAM 500 kW 253 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1823-1920 17650 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to NoWeAF French

1923-1950  7315 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to SEEUR Italian
1923-1950  9755 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SEEUR Italian

1923-2020  6040 KAM 500 kW non-dir to EaEUR Russian
1923-2020  9400 KAM 500 kW 205 deg to SoAF English
1923-2020  9565 SIR 500 kW 340 deg to EaEUR Russian
1923-2020  9715 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR English
1923-2020 11750 SIR 500 kW 313 deg to WeEUR English
1923-2020 11885 SIR 500 kW 211 deg to SoAF English

2023-0220 12080 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NEAF Arabic, 12080.013

2023-2120  6090 SIR 500 kW 305 deg to SEEUR Albanian
2023-2120  7315 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEUR Spanish
2023-2120  9760 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to SoEUR Spanish
2023-2120  9830 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SEEUR Albanian

2053-2150 11765 SIR 500 kW 053 deg to EaAS Japanese
2053-2150 13710 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese

2123-2220  9810 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to SEEUR Bosnian
2123-2220 11685 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SEEUR Bosnian

2223-2320  9785 SIR 500 kW 115 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
2223-2320 11870 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay

2323-0020 13715 KAM 500 kW 064 deg to EaAS Chinese
2323-0020 15140 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese
2323-0020 15730 SIR 500 kW 075 deg to EaAS Chinese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

* IRIB Zahedan unit hopped some 70 Hertz wide range around on
  15150.960 up to 15151.030 kHz at 1115 UT Oct 1.

# IRIB Zahedan unit noted 11986.584 kHz at 1445 UT Oct 1.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

KIRGHIZ REPUBLIC    1467  TWR Pani - new KGZ Kirghizistan,
? probably 1467 kHz channel ?

KGZ "TWR PANI" 500kW MW, n e w  210degrees mainlobe SIDEFIRE antenna
erected, 4mast array Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka at
42 52 42.48 N  74 59 45.32 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/nIk92>
- see new Google Earth image of 24 June 2013

TWR Pani program most probably via new 1467 kHz directional antenna
installation at KGZ Kirghizistan Bishkek new sidefire antenna, 4 mast into
direction of 210 degrees mainlobe, towards AFG / PAK-Beluchistan.

Propagation path Bishkek - Karakol - Kazarman - Dedemel - Dshalabad - Osh
- Faizabad - Kabul 1040 km, Quetta Beluchistan 1577km, Gwadar Persian Gulf
2200 km.

{COULD BE, move of older 2003 year Thomcast TWR/ERF Sender from 1539 kHz
Mainflingen Germany ? }
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

Although TWR (Trans World Radio) has been broadcasting in the region on
shortwave radio for some time now, PANI's new AM transmitter will expand
our impact dramatically with 500,000 watts of power-10 times the wattage
of the most powerful AM transmitters permitted in the United States.

SPAMMY PANI Transmitter is Going Live!
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013
From: TWR President, Lauren Libby

I'm thrilled to announce an exciting breakthrough for the gospel in one of
the most spiritually unreached areas of our world!

Because of friends like you who share our mission, TWR just completed the
construction of a powerful new AM transmitter that will broadcast to a
potential listening audience of more than 200 million people. Many of
these are living in places where there are no churches ... no Christians
... and no missionaries allowed.

This is the PANI project. And while "PANI" is an acronym for the broadcast
area of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and northern India, it is also the Hindi
word for "water". Through PANI, together we will bring the living water of
the gospel to one of the most spiritually dark, hard-to-reach areas of our
world.

Please click here to watch a brief video about our anticipated launch date
of PANI, and how you can help us provide programming that will be aired
across the PANI region over the next year.

Together, we can bring Jesus Christ, the Living Pani, to many who might
otherwise never hear of Him!

Sincerely in Christ,
Lauren Libby,
TWR President

Video:
<http://twr.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=cdee53e4312159098f89f004b&id=fb5824e183&e=edcf2735e4>

In many parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and northern India (PANI), the
people have never seen a church or met a Christian.

And especially in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Christianity has become
synonymous in the people's minds with America's political agenda. Although
deeply religious and earnest seekers after God, the people in this region
have no understanding at all of who Jesus Christ is and what it means to
follow Him.

But millions of people in this region, particularly in rural areas,
already naturally turn to their radios for news, instruction, and
entertainment. It is a simple, non-threatening way to introduce people to
a biblical worldview and to the Prince of Peace. And radio waves can reach
into whole villages where human missionaries would be not only unwelcome,
but actually in danger.

Although TWR (Trans World Radio) has been broadcasting in the region on
shortwave radio for some time now, PANI's new AM transmitter will expand
our impact dramatically with 500,000 watts of power-10 times the wattage
of the most powerful AM transmitters permitted in the United States.

With the new transmitter, TWR will also expand the time we can spend
broadcasting the Good News in the region's six key languages: Punjabi,
Pashto, Sindhi, Urdu, Farsi, and Dari.

The PANI project has been in motion since 2011, and thanks to the generous
support of many caring friends like you, it's time to begin broadcasting.
But we need your help to "go LIVE" with the gospel!

Will you help us raise the $200,000 needed to fund programming across the
PANI region over the next year, giving more than 200 million people the
opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel? For most of PANI's
listening area, these broadcasts could be the only opportunity countless
men, women, and children ever have to hear the message of salvation and
new life. So please, give today.

<http://www.twr.org/microsites/2013/pani/?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2012_09_PANI_Broadcasts>
(TWR newsletter, Sept 24)

LAOS/CHINA   6129.989  TENTAT LNR Lao National Radio Vientiane at 1358 UT
Sept 27, and covered by 6130.0 PBS Xizang Tibetan lang sce.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

MALAYSIA   5964.700  RTM Klasik Nat FM Radio Kajang, S=5-6 in Germany,
1552 UT Sept 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

MARIANA ISL/CHINA   21549.968  RFA Tibetan service via Tinian-MRA and
accompanied by CNR1 jammer on the scene on 21550.0 even frequency. 0607 UT
Sept 27.

17495  One of the Chinese jamming stations suffers by bad BUZZY SCRATCHY
audio, put very distorted sound against RFA Tinian Mandarin sce co-
channel. Scratch signal covers 17490 to 17502 kHz on the higher channel
side. Underneath some othe CNR1 word echo jamming and also addit FIREDRAKE
mx jamming. At 0612 UT Sept 27, S=9 at remote Brisbane unit.

17790.038  The odd frequency unit at Saipan-Marianas observed carrying RFA
Mandarin sce at 0622 UT Sept 27, S=9, hit by some echo delayed CNR1 word
jammer.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

MOLDOVA   873 DRM Test. Ich sehe gerade ein DRM-Signal auf 873 kHz.
(Martin Elbe-D, A-DX Sept 26)

Gerade abgeschickt, da schaltet die DRM-Schleuder um 1913 UT Sept 26 ab.
Bleibt
trotzdem die Frage, was das denn war.

Ich meine mich zu erinnern, irgendwo gelesen zu haben, dass man in
Chisinau/Kishinev mit DRM liebaeugelt.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX Sept 26)

Wuerde mich nicht wundern, dass Ost-Rumaenien mit Geldern aus den EU
Fleischtoepfen diesen neuen 873 kHz Sender testet.
Oder ist der Sender nur von einem ominoesen DRM Konsortium geleast ?

Wer bezahlt die Chose?

AM/DRM new mediumwave gear. Also older SRV 20 type TX visible.
Photos of the 'Moldovan' DRM transmitter currently tested on 873 kHz.

<http://www.mtic.gov.md/photos2012_eng/168099/>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/a1.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/a2.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/a3.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/a5.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/a7.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/b4.jpg>
<http://www.mtic.gov.md/img/photo/1_2013/09/16/b6.jpg>
(Leo Barmaleo-FRA, dxld Sept 22)

Moldova Transmitter Table
<http://www.frocus.net/main.php?lng=en&rzd=E-TV&pag=area&g=67&tip=radio#emiter_table>

<http://www.frocus.net/main.php?lng=en&rzd=E-TV&pag=area&g=113#emiter_table>

Moldova Radio Station Register
<http://www.cca.md/files/Registru%20Radio%20Etalon%2007.08.2013.pdf>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

MOLDOVA   Now listen to the broadcast "Radio Moldova" can be not only in
the analog system. In Moldova established the first transmitter to
broadcast on medium wave that can carry digital signal. The head of "Radio
Moldova" Alexander Dorogan sure of digital standard - future. But while
digital radio afford not to all residents of Moldova. according to said
the device while being tested. The State Enterprise "Radiocomunica?ii"
confident that digital broadcasting will reduce energy consumption by
2 times. The new signal will be different not only in the best quality,
but also the wider network coverage.

<http://www.kp.md/online/news/1538160/>
(Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via Ratzer-AUS, Sept 26)

That's where a little bit more, but for some reason the international
broadcasting in Moldova "Radio Moldova" will switch to international
standards of digital broadcasting

<http://www.noi.md/ru/news_id/28118>

September 20 I listen - to 873 kHz Radio Moldova 1 operates in AM //
1494 kHz. Previously, it was reported that tests at the CM is performed at
night, after the end of the regular broadcast.
(Alexander Egorov, Kiev-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" via RusDX Sept 26)

MONGOLIA/CHINA   7469.875  R. Free Asia. 1114 UT found a nasty het. At
first I thought R. Free Asia was the one on 7470 kHz, but it turned out to
be the CNR1 jammer, and RFA was actually on 7469.875 kHz. CNR1 was the
stronger and // 9845. 20 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx / dxld Sept 20)

7469.878  on Sept 26 at 1103 UT, and covered by even 7470 channel CNR word
jamming.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

MYANMAR   5985.76  Myanmar R. Popped on at 1136:12 UT with talk by M and W
already in progress. 5915 kHz was on early this morning at 1110 UT.
24 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 24)

Heard both 5915 kHz and v5985.801 kHz footprint this morning on Sept 27
at 1204 UT.

6165  Typical Burmese language tongue sound noted also underneath of word
spoken CNR6 program, at 1210 UT Sept 27.

7200.084  MMR Rangoon sce noted on this odd frequency around 1210 UT on
Sept 27, female announcer in some Burmese vernac dialect?. All received on
remote SDR unit in Australia downunder. Regular both sideband spurs of
same program from Rangoon noted also today on 7185.815 and 7214.353 kHz.

But nothing heard of MMRS Thazin Radio on 7345 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)
Rangoon noted on 9730.562 kHz at 0935 UT Oct 1. wb.

NORWAY   1314 / 5895  LKB/LLE Bergen Kringkaster Test Transmissions.

Announcing test transmissions autumn 2013 from LKB/LLE Bergen
Kringkaster*) broadcasting from Erdal, Norway
Coordinates: 60 26 56.728 N  05 12 59.206 E

LLE-2 MW 1314 kHz (AM mode) running about 80 watts (to be increased, from
15 metres Comrod, other antennas may also be used) and LLE-3 SW 5895 kHz
(USB mode) running about 50 watts (to be increased, from inverted "V" for
49 m band) usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at sunrise Tue/Wed
and sunset Thur on MW/SW.

Some days SW may be run all day until at 2100 UT. Dual IDs may be
expected.
More updated information may be presented on our Facebook page:
<https://www.facebook.com/group s/bergenkringkaster/>

Reports preferably with mp3 recording to:
<report @ bergenkringkaster.no>

Email reports will be answered by email. We will soon also have our own
QSL card.

If you want a QSL-card, please send written report enclosing Norwegian
stamps for foreign postage or 3$ bills, to:

LKB/LLE Bergen Kringkaster
P.O.BOX 100
5331 RONG
NORWAY

If possible also enclose printed address label to ease our work, as many
reports already have arrived!

*) Norwegian test and development analog/digital license from NPT for
Foreningen Bergen Kringkaster.
(Svenn Martinsen-NOR, via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK Oct 1)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   7324.94  Wantok R. Light. Signal on the air at 0925:00
UT. Appeared they didn't put the audio up enough as it was barely audible
after 0932-0935+ UT.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 27)

PERU   5039.18  R. Libertad de Junin, at 1028 UT suddenly got a lot
stronger than 10 minutes earlier. Beautiful campesina music, then long
canned announcement starting with haunting flute at 1029 UT that sounded
like a program intro "Con Grau ?? Nacional", and followed by the morning M
DJ with mention of possibly his name Barrio Sanchez Cristobal, and back to
music at 1031 UT, but had faded again. There was an accurate TC just as
the canned announcement started. 24 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 24)

ROMANIA   New additonal transmission of NEXUS-IBA IRRS Shortwave:
1530-1600 15190 SAF 150 kW 165 deg to EaAF English Sun, from Oct 6
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

SAUDI ARABIA   17730  One of the nine 500 kW beasts at BSKSA Riyadh txing
center put a very noisy MOTORBOAT buzzy signal on air, this Sept 27 at
0617 UT, S=9+20dB signal level on Arabic sce.

15379.974   BSKSA HQ sermon prayer noted at 0643 UT Sept 27, S=9+10dB,
underneath regular CNR1 Mandarin sce on even frequency channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

SRI LANKA   Frequency change of Radio Free Asia in Khmer:
1230-1330 13850 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS, ex13845 to avoid WWCR-3
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

15645  DRM Tests. Trincomalee will do a two hour DRM broadcast of PCJ on
15645 kHz on the 13th of October 1030-1230 UT with 85 kW. The regular
analog Happy Station continues on Sundays 1330-1430 UT on 11835 kHz. And
we are doing an unofficial DRM test on 15645 kHz on Sunday 29th Sept at
1100-1110 UT. If anyone can hear it we would appreciate any reports.
Regards, Victor
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer Sept 28)

PCJ Radio International will conduct a DRM test transmission:
1030-1230 15645 TRM 085 kW 045 deg to EaAS English Sunday, Oct 13
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

SRI LANKA   PCJ 15645 kHz DRM mode block has been  S E E N  properly on
AOR Nana Japan remote Perseus unit, at about S=7-8 signal level.

I guess the 45 degrees lobe antenna was in use at Trincomalee site ?

Came a little late from local TV watch, to set transform line via VAC
virtual audio cable line to DREAM software decoding, and saw the DRM
transmission stop exact at 11.10:30 UT on Sept 29.
73 wolfy df5sx, Sept 29.

PCJ 11835 AM mode Sept 29. Barely a whisper here.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer Sept 29)

PCJ puts a readable signal on 11835 kHz AM mode into Europe today,
starting 1330 UTC
(Harald Kuhl-D, DXplorer Sept 29)

PCJ Radio International DRM tests, Keith Perron writes:
PCJ Radio International DRM tests have been changed to include Europe.

<http://www.pcjmedia.com/home/1-latest-news/250-drm-test-transmission-from-pcj-october-13-2013>

EUROPE
1030 UTC  PCJ Radio News with Dan Hensley
1036 UTC  Jazz For The Asking ...
1126 UTC  Interval and transmission information
1127 UTC  Sign off

Date: October 13, 2013
Frequency: 17560 kHz
Power: 85 kW
Target Area: Europe

SOUTH EAST / EAST ASIA
1130 UTC  PCJ Radio News with Dan Hensley
1140 UTC  Switzerland In Sound with Bob Zanotti
1200 UTC  Tropiretro
1226 UTC  Interval and transmission information
1227 UTC  Sign off

Date: October 13, 2013
Frequency: 15645 kHz
Power: 85 kW
Target area: South East / East Asia
(PCJ via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Oct 1)

TAIWAN/CHINA   15265.15  R. Taiwan International, OC here way off
frequency as early as 1250 UT. 1300 UT CNR suddenly came on jamming the
signal. Could just barely hear M announcer at 1301 UT briefly when a very
short break in the CNR audio. Couldn't notch out CNR enough. 25 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 25)

15265.160  R. Taiwan International in Chinese via Tansui site, at 1325 UT
Sept 27. And covered on even strength by CNR1 word jamming.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

15869.970  SOH Chinese program underneath at 0650 UT Sept 27, but covered
by some strange MOTOR BOAT signal with two peaks on 15869.7 and
15870.3 kHz. UTE like or CNR? jamming ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

THAILAND/U.K.   New time and frequency of BBC in Persian from Sept 22:
1600-1700 NF13660 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS, ex1500-1600 6195 SNG
1600-1700 15310 WOF 250 kW 086 deg to WeAS,   ex1500-1600 same NAK
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

TURKEY/UNID   Several mornings in September I listened to MW 927 (where
Greece is not here anymore) and from 0248 UT began two warming test tones
(as on all exSoviet txs) but one with delay than other - so they are using
two different txs in Tajikistan ?

At 0256 UT began a carrier of Turkey, 0258 UT National Anthem and ID that
the tx is in Izmir. And from 0300 ID TRT Haber Programlaru // 954 kHz
Trabzon, // 891 kHz Antalya, and from 0330 UT only 927 // 954 kHz, and
Antalya has own nx.

Checking TJK txs with loop but the beam is same, maybe they are using two
txs in // with different antennas ? I am asking for it in DX Forum DENEB
in Russia, but got only one answer from Mauno Ritola that TRT on 927 and
954 kHz via Radio 1 (it is in Tu Radio Bir) not Haber.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

UNID   [?Issoudun-F or Kostinbrod-BUL?] to Rwanda   17870
Just a reminder to those reading this in time that another weekly
Saturday-only broadcast of the new monarchist clandestine, Radio
Inyabutatu, is due at 1700-1800 UT on Sept 28 on 17870 kHz via uncertain
site, tho Aoki puts it in Bulgaria. What does Ivo think before he
retires?? He previously went with Issoudun, France. If it were Kostinbrod,
he should be able to hear it and its 35740 kHz harmonic on groundwave.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 28)

USA   KVOH Testing from California.
NASB member KVOH, the Voice of Hope, has been conducting tests recently on
17775 and 9975 kHz transmitting from Los Angeles towards the Caribbean,
Mexico and Central America. Results show that the signal was received in
many other parts of the world as well, including much of the U.S.

Operations Manager Ray Robinson says:
"Our immediate plans are to begin with an evening schedule on 9975 kHz
directed towards Cuba, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Mexico
is very much part of our primary target area, and we were delighted with
the reports we received from that country."

Meanwhile, KVOH personnel are assembling programming, getting the studio
set up and tested, the automation programmed, etc. "We'll get there," says
Robinson, "very soon!" Reception reports are welcome to
<QSL @ kvoh.net>
general mail and inquiries may be sent to  <mail @ kvoh.net>
(Jeff White-FL-USA, NASB Newsletter - Sept 30, 2013)

USA   VOA closes down as of today Oct 1, 2013.

Keith Perron just wrote:
A message from Larry London on the Voice of America. Hi everyone ... it is
with deep regret that I must let you know that the US Government has
failed to reach a budget agreement and that means that the US Government
is shutting down as of today (Oct 1) and so is the Voice of America.

Border Crossings listeners around the world will be listening to the VOA
Music Mix networks music format while this shut down is in effect. We will
temporarily stop playing requests or featuring interviews and giveaways
while this process continues until a resolution is reached and the
shutdown ends.

Until that time, please know that you are in my thoughts. I hope this does
not last long and we can be together again real soon.

Thank you for your support!
Larry London
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK Oct 1)

Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown.
October 1, 2013

Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down
due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-
supported media are still bringing news and information programs to
audiences around the world.

U.S. international media activities under the BBG that are deemed "foreign
relations essential to national security," such as news programming and
distribution, are excepted from the shutdown and will continue.
Information follows on ongoing operations as well as cancellations.

Broadcasting and Distribution of Programming

The networks under the BBG will continue to produce and distribute news
and information in 61 languages to audiences in more than 100 countries.
This programming from both the federal and non-federal networks will carry
on with support from a reduced staff of the International Broadcasting
Bureau.

Voice of America (VOA) and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV
Marti), along with the grantee broadcasting networks   Radio Free Asia,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks
(Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa)   will continue programming during the
appropriations lapse.

The BBG networks will cover breaking news and high-priority live
programming. The current broadcasting distribution schedule will remain in
place, while the numbers of support personnel are reduced. Internet and
new media operations will continue as necessary for overseas audiences.
Further information detailing the agency's operations plan for a lapse in
appropriations, along with FAQs can be found here.

Events and Other Activities

The BBG-Gallup Research Briefing planned for October 2 on media use in
Mali and Somalia is postponed until further notice.

Updates to the BBG website (www.bbg.gov) will be limited to information
about the shutdown and any other essential notices. Employees can call
202-382-8222 for information on the status of agency operations.

Contractors will continue work unless otherwise notified by their contract
officer. Questions concerning contract work should be directed to the
Office of Contracts.

For any media questions concerning agency activities during the lapse in
appropriations, please contact Letitia King at 202-203-4400 or
<lking @ bbg.gov>   BBG newsletter Oct 1

USA   IBB BBG various programs on air AS USUAL, at least the some 66
different satellite feed program signals I get at present via INTELSAT
13degr east satellite, like VOA, RFA, RFE/RL, and all these variations of
Sawa, Farda etc. etc. etc.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

VIETNAM   7220.542  V.O. Vietnam from Son Tay heard in Russian at 1230 UT
Sept 27, news read by male announcer.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 27)

7220.55  V.of Vietnam. Noticed a signal here going off and on a number of
times around 1053 UT. Then noted NA-like fanfare at 1057 UT. Sounded
familiar. Couldn't match it up with recording on Interval Signals Online
but confirmed thanks to Ron Howard. North Korea was playing their NA at
1101 on 7220 kHz. Blasted by Hams on 7225 kHz. 22 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld Sept 27)

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As some of you know, I have been working on another SW book, and I am
happy to say that it is now available. This is my fourth on the history of
shortwave broadcasting, all published by McFarland

<http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/searches/advanced_search2.php?advanced=Berg&-Find=Start+Search>

To recap: The first book, On the Short Waves, 1923-1945 (1999), was a
broad treatment of the first two-plus decades of shortwave broadcasting
and shortwave listening. The second and third books, Listening on the
Short Waves, 1945 to Today (2008), and Broadcasting on the Shortwaves,
1945 to Today (2008), brought the story to mid-2008 in two parts:
Listening covered clubs, publications, QSLs, receivers, computing, etc.,
while Broadcasting was a year-by-year examination of the stations that
were on the air. The new book, which is titled The Early Shortwave
Stations:

A Broadcasting History Through 1945, returns to shortwave's first two
decades and applies the year-by-year approach of the Broadcasting book to
the stations of 1923-1945, giving a detailed account of their comings and
goings. It covers both the larger international stations that were early
users of shortwave, as well as the smaller stations that populated the
tropical bands (and many higher frequencies) at a time when almost the
whole world was good DX.

There is some context-setting information on clubs, receivers, etc., but,
as with Broadcasting, the focus is on the stations themselves. Special
attention is paid to the development of the early American commercial
shortwave broadcasters (Westinghouse, GE, Crosley, etc.), and the stations
of the war years, including the wartime clandestines. The extensive
bibliography, index and footnoting provide a good start for anyone wishing
to do further reading or research on this period.

At a time when more and more lights are going out in the shortwave world,
this book chronicles a time when the lights were just coming on.

The new book is 331 pages, with 118 illustrations, soft cover. (An image
of the cover is attached.) You can find out more about all the books at
<www.ontheshortwaves.com>

All are available direct from McFarland and from other internet
booksellers (and from Universal Radio).

Although this concludes my book-writing efforts, I'm still going strong on
SWBC historical research, and I will continue to post things at
<www.ontheshortwaves.com>

Thanks (and apologies to those who get this message more than once).

Jerry Berg
(DXplorer Sept 26)

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Oktober Kontest des RTI Hoererklubs Ottenau.

Liebe Freudinnen und Freunde,
im Zeitraum vom 3. bis 19. Oktober 2013 veranstaltet der RTI Hoererklub
Ottenau seinen naechsten Kontest.

Zu hoeren sind die Kurzwellenprogramme von Radio Oesterreich International
und Radio Taiwan International.

Besonders empfohlen wird ein Empfangsbericht von einer RTI Direktsendung
aus Taiwan um 1700 UT auf 9955 kHz an den Tagen 3. 4. 5. 10. *11*. 12. 18.
und 19. Oktober.

Dies wird vermutlich die letzte Gelegenheit sein, eine deutschsprachige
Sendung direkt aus Taiwan hoeren zu koennen und bestaetigt zu bekommen,
weil die RTI Sendungen sonst ja ueber Relaystationen in Grossbritannien
und Frankreich ausgestrahlt werden.

* Besonderer Hoehepunkt ist die Livesendung am 11. Oktober, die allerdings
nicht wie die anderen RTI Direktsendungen an diesen Tagen um 1900 UT auf
6185 kHz und 2100 UT auf 3965 kHz wiederholt wird, sondern eine Exklusive-
Sendung ist. *

Das von Ehrenmitglied und Hoererklubsekretaer Christoph Preutenborbeck
erstellte Diplom ist bei ihm direkt erhaeltlich, kostenlos per email unter
der Adresse
<preuti {at} aol.com>
oder als ausgedrucktes Diplom auf dem Postweg fuer 2,58 Euro Deutschland
oder 4,45 Euro Internatioal unter der Postadresse:

Christoph Preutenborbeck
Strasserhof 20
51519 Odenthal
Deutschland

An dieser Stelle moechte ich gerne auch Christoph Preutenborbeck
freundlich gruessen und mich fuer seine Unterstuetzung unseres Hoererklubs
Ottenau freundlich bedanken.

Vielen Dank fuer alle Unterstuetzung und Hinweise, herzliche Gruesse,
(Bernd Seiser-D, Sept 30)

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SLOVAK REPUBLIC    Report on the HFCC-ASBU B13 Conference in Bratislava,
by Jeff White, NASB Secretary-Treasurer.

[...]  The NASB organized the B13 Conference in cooperation with Radio and
Television Slovakia (RTVS) and its international service, Radio Slovakia
International (RSI). RSI stopped broadcasting on shortwave from Slovakia
at the end of 2010, but NASB member WRMI in Miami has continued to relay
the station's English and Spanish broadcasts to the Americas since January
of 2011. And RSI would like to resume shortwave broadcasts from Slovakia
in the near future if funding can be restored.

[...] Nearly 100 shortwave frequency planners from about 48 stations and
organizations from around the world took part in the conference from Saudi
Arabia to Russia, from Germany to Romania, from South Africa to Turkey,
and of course the United States. There were four representatives from the
U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau, which returned to the HFCC after
not having been able to attend the last meeting in Tunisia due to U.S.
Government restrictions. The U.S. FCC private broadcasting delegation
consisted of eight persons from WWCR, KTWR, KNLS, WRMI and Continental
Electronics. NASB member Adventist World Radio had its own delegation,
which represents KSDA in Guam. The FCC delegation was headed by Shahnaz
Ghavami, who for the first time replaced Tom Lucey at an HFCC conference.
Shahnaz also attended the NASB annual meeting in Washington in 2012.

OPENING PLENARY.
[...] The HFCC-ASBU B13 Conference got underway on Mon, Aug 26 with the
Opening Plenary. At the head table were Vlaclav Mika, General Director of
Radio and Television Slovakia; [...] welcomed the nearly 100 delegates
from around the world to his city and country, which he said was "the
right place for such an event."

Mika mentioned that Radio Slovakia International has listeners in 130
countries. The station broadcasts in six languages: English, French,
Spanish, German, Russian and Slovak. RTVS has two TV channels and 9 radio
networks (including RSI). RTVS was established on January 1 of 2011, but
the history of Slovak Radio goes back to 1926. Mr. Mika invited everyone
to a tour of the Slovak Radio building on Wednesday afternoon. He noted
that the famous upside-down pyramid-shaped building "is one of the
architectural wonders of Bratislava."

In his opening remarks, HFCC Chairman Oldrich Cip said: "We strongly
believe that broadcasting by means of terrestrial shortwave transmitters
remains relevant for a large critical audience around the world." He said
that listening live to long-distance shortwave radio "even more enhances
this authentic experience."

[...] After the Opening Plenary, the frequency coordination began. All of
the delegations entered their proposed schedules into the master database,
and each day a series of "collision lists" was created by Vladislav Cip in
the Secretariat office next to the main meeting room showing potential
interference problems stations on the same or adjacent frequencies at the
same time beaming to the same target areas. Delegates then negotiated
among one another to find solutions to these collisions. In some cases, a
station will change a frequency, or change the time of a broadcast, or
change an antenna in order to eliminate the potential interference. That
is the most basic of the HFCC's activities. The idea is to eliminate any
potential interference before the B13 frequency season begins on October
27, 2013. Each day of the conference, the number of collisions was reduced
significantly, and by Friday the vast majority of them were resolved.

WHY KEEP BROADCASTING ON SHORTWAVE.
On Monday afternoon, Andre Boussaton and Celine Fernandez of Thales
Electron Devices (a division of Thales group based in France) gave a
presentation to the conference about electron tubes for shortwave radio
transmitters.

The Thales presentation began with the intriguing question: "Why keep
broadcasting on shortwave?" Several reasons were suggested:

- the continuous demand in this niche market, especially in emerging
countries.

- the inherent benefits of broadcasting on shortwave (the largest coverage
of any medium and a low cost-coverage ratio).

- the limited constraints of operating shortwave infrastructure (DRM-
compatible, better operating profitability, low-cost backup solution).

There is also another reason, linked to the transmitting technology
itself. Indeed, most SW transmitters are operated with electron tubes.
Compared to other components, electron tubes are:

- Proven electronic components
- Reliable due to their extended lifetime
- Sustainable technology

DRM UPDATE.
[...] To see the technical details of Jochen Huber's presentation, we
suggest reviewing the PDF at:
<http://www.hfcc.org/doc/HFCC_REP_2013-006-B13_Bratislava-TSB_Presentation.pdf>

Josef Troxler, CEO of Ampegon in Turgi, Switzerland, gave an overview of
his company, which was known as Thomson Broadcast until November of 2012.
Ampegon manufactures products for transmission systems, antenna systems,
scientific applications and green technologies. The company has a long
heritage which began in 1892 as Brown Boveri (BBC), and later became ABB,
Thomson-CSF, Thomcast, Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, Thomson Broadcast &
Multimedia and Thomson Broadcast (part of Technicolor).

[...]  In the area of shortwave broadcast antennas, Ampegon manufactures
fixed curtain antennas, rotatable curtain antennas, fixed log-periodic
antennas, rotatable/inclinable log-periodic antennas, omni-directional
antennas and associated RF circuits.

Josef Troxler suggested that we may be seeing a revival of shortwave
broadcasting, based on an overview of recent Ampegon projects:

- 3 x 250 kW SW near Abuja, Nigeria,
  including one rotatable antenna 4/4/1.0, commissioned 2012.

- One 100 kW SW Tx near Tashkent, Uzbekistan, commissioned 2012.

- One 250 kW SW near Dhaka, Bangladesh, including one rotatable antenna
  2/2/0.5, commissioned 2012

- 4 x 250 kW SW Tx for Hike/KDDI Japan,
  the first one commissioned mid-2013y

- 10 x 300 kW SW Tx and 12 rigid dipole antennas are in production
  for Taiwan, two units commissioned in May 2013.

- 2 x 100 kW SW Tx are contracted for AIR in India, production started.

- Large tender requests ongoing: AIR India, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh),
  TDA Algeria.

Josef also gave an overview of DRM, [...] he noted that "at this moment,
Radio New Zealand International is broadcasting 20 hours per day in DRM to
all the Pacific islands, servicing 10 islands with a 100-kW shortwave DRM
transmitter installed at Raingitaiki." Local FM stations on the various
islands rebroadcast the DRM signal. He emphasized the following features
of DRM-to-FM rebroadcasting:

1. Program distribution by SW, MW DRM for Rebroadcasting in FM

2. Independent Operation (independent from Satellites)

3. Extensive coverage with shortwave signal DRM30

4. Digital audio quality and full feature list within coverage area

5. DRM and FM reception of the program in the coverage area

6. Low power consumption => stand alone solution in remote areas with
   solar energy and battery

7. One single channel DRM transmission can feed two FM audio programs

8. DRM receiver and two full featured FM Exciters included

9. FM-RF amplifier and antenna can be individually selected, depending on
   the target area for the coverage

10. Ideal solution for FM-Gap filling in remote areas with low power FM

11. Listeners can use their existing (old) FM receiver

RIMAVSKA SOBOTA: SLOVAKIA'S SHORTWAVE STATION.
Edita Chocholata has attended many HFCC conferences in the past,
representing Radio Slovakia International and later Towercom, her current
employer. Edita worked with her colleague Ladia Hudzovicova of RSI on many
aspects of the organization of the B13 Conference.

Towercom operates Slovakia's large shortwave station in Rimavska Sobota,
which is currently unused since RSI discontinued its shortwave broadcasts
at the end of 2010. On Tuesday morning after the coordination activities
finished, Edita's colleague Juray Vodnay of Towercom gave a presentation
about shortwave broadcasting in Slovakia.

Juray first provided an overview of Towercom. It is the nationwide
provider of broadcasting services in Slovakia related to the terrestrial
network of digital TV and radio transmitters and digital satellite uplink
services.

On the radio side, Towercom provides nationwide service for Slovakia's
public radio broadcaster and commercial radio licence holders.
Transmission of analogue radio signals is carried out by AM broadcasting
in the MW and SW bands and by FM broadcasting including RDS services.

[...] Juray Vodnay explained that the first shortwave broadcasts in
Slovakia began in 1949 from a broadcasting station in Velke Kostolany, in
the west of Slovakia. There were four transmitters with 100-kW output
power. In 1970, the transmitters were renewed and new antennas were added.

The Rimavska Sobota broadcasting station was built in southeastern
Slovakia in 1956. It began with two 100-kW Tesla transmitters. In 1982,
the transmitters were upgraded to 250 kW. The station has a total of
15 shortwave antennas. The curtain antennas can be slewed 15 degrees in
azimuth. Each of the transmitters can be switched to any of the 15 SW
antennas which cover all parts of the world.

Although it is currently off the air, Towercom hopes to resume shortwave
operation with analog broadcasting during the B13 season using existing
antenna systems. This is assuming the Slovak government allocates new
funding to Radio Slovakia International. In the future, Towercom hopes to
add digital DRM broadcasts.

CLOSING PLENARY.
[...]  Locations of the next HFCC-ASBU conferences were announced.
The A14 conference will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 20-24, 2014,
hosted by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

The location for the B14 conference has not yet been confirmed, but the
only proposal that has been received is from Spaceline to host the meeting
in Sofia, Bulgaria, with the co-sponsorship of the NASB. The A15
conference would normally be hosted by the Arab States Broadcasting Union,
and Bassil Zoubi of the ASBU said they have received a proposal to hold
the meeting in Muscat, Oman.

And the B15 conference was finally confirmed as Brisbane, Australia,
accepting a longstanding offer by HCJB-Australia to host the meeting
there. It will be the first time the HFCC-ASBU conference has ever taken
place in Australia.

[...]  Sergio Salvatori of Vatican Radio gave a brief report on the Group
of Experts meeting in Bratislava. The Group decided that it would be
helpful to include ITU data of non-members in the general frequency
database, but that information would not be included in the public
version. As of the A14 season, it will be mandatory to include language
information in the frequency requirements submitted to the HFCC.

IBRA Radio, a privately-owned station based in Sweden and dating back to
the 1940's, has rejoined the HFCC. Until recently, IBRA's frequency
requirements were coordinated by FEBA Radio. Dick Whittington of FEBA, a
fixture at HFCC conferences for many years, announced at the Closing
Plenary that FEBA has decided to stop managing shortwave broadcasts and
will not be renewing its HFCC membership. However, IBRA Radio will take on
the remaining FEBA transmissions with the help of Chris Cooper of NASB
member FEBC.

[...]  Topics discussed included the NASB's offer to co-host the HFCC B14
Conference in Sofia with Spaceline, recent developments at NASB member
station WYFR in Okeechobee and the possibility of having the 2016 NASB
annual meeting in New Orleans. Ludo Maes of Broadcast Belgium, which has a
sales office in Miami, offered to co-sponsor a future HFCC conference
perhaps B16 in Miami or elsewhere in Florida, together with Radio Miami
International and the NASB.

A selection of photos from the HFCC-ASBU B13 Conference taken by Thais
White can be found on the NASB Facebook page
<http://www.facebook.com/nasbshortwave>

The direct link to the photos is:
<https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.703670312996084.1073741830.236983979664722&type=1>

And the direct link to the photos of the Budapest excursion is:
<https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.710343055662143.1073741831.236983979664722&type=1>
(Jeff White-FL-USA, NASB Newsletter - Sept 30, 2013)

Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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