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AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia update, according Radio Australia B13 v1.0
operating schedule of Sept 13, 2013.   N = DRM mode

 5940 1300 1700 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 334 D En     AUS ABC
 5955 2300 2330 49NW                     DHA 500 85  D BurmeseUAE BAB
 5995 0800 0900 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 5995 0900 1100 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 5995 1100 1200 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 5995 1200 1400 51,56,61,64,65           BRN   5 10  N En AUS ABC DRM
 5995 1400 1800 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 6080 0900 1100 45,50,51,54E,56W,64      SHP 100 5   D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 6080 1100 1300 44,45,50,51,54E,55,59N,64SHP 100 5   D En     AUS ABC
 6080 1730 2030 45,50,51,54E,56W,64      SHP 100 5   D En     AUS ABC
 6140 1100 1300 49                       SNG 100 13  D En     SNG BAB
 6150 0900 1100 51,55,56,64,65           SHP 100 30  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 6150 1100 1400 51,55,56,61,76,77        SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 7240 1500 1700 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 40  D En     AUS ABC
 7410 0700 0900 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 9475 0700 0900 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 353 D En     AUS ABC
 9475 0900 1100 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 9475 1100 1900 43,44,50,51,54,55,58N    SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
 9500 1700 2030 43,44,45,50,51,54,55,58  SHP 100 353 D En     AUS ABC
 9500 2030 2200 43,44,45,50,51,54,55,58  SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
 9580 0800 1000 56,60-63                 SHP 100 80  D En     AUS ABC
 9580 1000 1500 56,60-63                 SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
 9580 1600 1630 49                       SNG 100 340 D En     SNG BAB
 9580 1700 2100 56,60-63                 SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
 9660 2100 0800 51,56,61,64,65           BRN  10 10  D En     AUS ABC
 9710 0700 0900 45,51,54E,55,56W,64,65W  SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
 9710 0900 1100 45,51,54E,55,56W,64,65W  SHP 100 355 D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
 9710 1800 2000 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
 9855 2200 2400 49                       DHA 500 90  D En     UAE BAB
 9890 2200 2300 51W,54                   DHA 500 105 D En     UAE BAB
 9965 1300 1430 43SE,44S,49              HBN 100 318 D En     USA BAB
11650 2000 2200 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
11660 1900 2100 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
11695 2030 2330 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
11780 0100 0130 49NW                     SNG 100 340 D BurmeseSNG BAB
11880 1530 2000 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
11945 0600 1000 51E,56,61-65             SHP 100 100 D En     AUS ABC
12005 0000 0030 49NW                     SNG 250 340 D BurmeseSNG BAB
12065 1000 1530 56,60-63,65              SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
12080 2000 0900 51,56,60-62              BRN  10 80  D En     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
12080 0900 1100 51,56,60-62              BRN  10 80  D Tok Pisin  ABC
      exc. English 1000-1100 UT Sat/Sun
12080 1100 1200 51,56,60-62              BRN   5 80  N En AUS ABC DRM
12085 1100 1730 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
13630 0500 0800 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
13630 2100 2300 51E,56,61,64,65          SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
15160 0100 0500 56,60-63                 SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
15240 2200 0900 51,55,56,61,64,65        SHP 100 30  D En     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
15415 2200 0700 50,51,54,55,58N          SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
15515 0300 0557 61-63                    SHP 100 70  D Fr     AUS ABC
      exc. French 0300-0315 UT Mon-Fri
15515 2000 2300 51,55,56,61,64,65,76,77  SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
17750 2330 0700 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
17795 2300 0300 51E,56,61-65             SHP 100 50  D En     AUS ABC
17840 0400 0500 54                       HBN 100 270 D En     USA BAB
19000 2300 0100 45,51,55,56,60-65        SHP 100 65  D En     AUS ABC
19000 0100 0300 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC
21725 0300 0500 45,50,51,54W,55,56,64,65 SHP 100 355 D En     AUS ABC
21725 0500 0700 44,49-51,54,55,58N       SHP 100 329 D En     AUS ABC
21740 2100 0100 56,60-63,76,77           SHP 100 70  D En     AUS ABC

Changes relate to the off-shore relay of Singapore. The new 250 kW RIZ
type shortwave transmitter came into usage now at Kranji in A-13.
Moved here from mothballed Skelton Cumbria site of Babcock in U.K.
(checked by GAB-RA-AUS, Sept 13, 2013  {GAB instead of Nigel Holmes?}
via Andreas Volk-D at ADDX club Munich Germany;
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8, 2013)

AUSTRALIA   B-13 schedule of Radio Australia.  N=DRM mode
B=Burmese, F=French 0300-0315 Mon-Fri,
P=Tok Piksin excl. 10-11 UT Sat/Sun, remaining English services.

0000-0030 12005B
0000-0100  9660 12080 15240 15415 17750 17795 19000 21740
0100-0130 11780B
0100-0300  9660 12080 15160 15240 15415 17750 17795 19000
0300-0400  9660 12080F 15160 15240F 15415 15515F 17750 21725
0400-0500  9660 12080 15160 15240 15415 15515 17750 17840 21725
0500-0600  9660 12080 13630 15240 15415 15515 17750 21725
0600-0700  9660 11945 12080 13630 15240 15415 17750 21725
0700-0800  7410  9475  9660  9710 11945 12080 13630 15240
0800-0900  5995  7410  9475  9580  9710 11945 12080 15240
0900-1000  5995  6080P  6150P  9475P  9580  9710P 11945 12080P
1000-1100  5995  6080P  6150P  9475P  9580  9710P 12065 12080P
1100-1200  5995  6080  6140  6150  9475  9580 12065 12080N 12085
1200-1300  5995N 6080  6140  6150  9475  9580 12065 12085
1300-1400  5940  5995N 6150  9475  9580  9965 12065 12085
1400-1500  5940  5995  9475  9580  9965 12065 12085
1500-1530  5940  5995  7240  9475  9965 12065 12085
1530-1700  5940  5995  7240  9475 11880 12085
1600-1630  9580
1700-1730  5995  9475  9500  9580 11880 12085
1730-1800  5995  6080  9475  9500  9580 11880
1800-1900  6080  9475  9500  9580  9710 11880
1900-2000  6080  9500  9580  9710 11660 11880
2000-2030  6080  9500  9580 11650 11660 12080 15515
2030-2100  9500  9580 11650 11660 11695 12080 15515
2100-2200  9500  9660 11650 11695 12080 13630 15515 21740
2200-2300  9660  9855  9890 11695 12080 13630 15240 15415 15515 21740
2300-2330  5955B
2300-2330  9660 9855 11695 12080 15240 15415 17795 19000 21740
2330-2400  9660 9855 12080 15240 15415 17750 17795 19000 21740
(checked by GAB-RA-AUS, Sept 13, 2013
via Andreas Volk-D at ADDX club Munich Germany;
via wb wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8, 2013)

BRAZIL   Radio Aparecida hat auf 9630 und 11855 kHz zwei neue Sender im
Betrieb. Empfangsberichte werden erbeten an den Cheftechniker Luiz Claudio
<luis.oliveira @ radioaparecida.com.br>

Brasilianische Kurzwellenfreunde bestaetigen der Station auf den beiden
Frequenzen besseren Empfang und bessere Audioqualitaet. Nach ersten
Angaben der Station waere auf 6135 kHz noch ein alter Sender in Betrieb,
doch fragte sich der nordamerikanische Empfangsexperte nach dem
monatelangen Ausbleiben von Empfangsmeldungen, ob dieser Sender
tatsaechlich noch arbeitet. Tatsaechlich gingen danach durchaus
Empfangsmeldungen ein, und in einem Filmbeitrag von TJ Aparecida
<http://youtu.be/hehQu4E1i5s>
war von drei neuen Sendern die Rede.
(Antonio Sergio 29.8., Celio Romais 13.9.2013, weitere brasilianische DXer
dxld; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

CHINA   Vom 28. August bis zum 15. November 2013 laeuft bei Radio China
International eine Quizserie "China Entdecken" zum Thema Nordwestchina.
Interessierte haben mehrere Moeglichkeiten der Teilnahme:

Sie koennen sich an einem Quiz beteiligen, an einem Literaturwettbewerb
teilnehmen oder in einem Video ihr kuenstlerisches Koennen in chinesischer
Malerei / Kalligrafie / Opern / Lied / Kampfkunst beweisen. Den Traegern
des ersten, zweiten und dritten Preises werden Auszeichnungen und Urkunden
verliehen. 10 Sonderpreistraeger werden zu einem Besuch nach China Ende
dieses Jahres eingeladen. Ausfuehrliche Informationen finden sich auf der
Sonderwebseite unter
<http://german.cri.cn/2951/2013/08/26/1s203026.htm>
(CRI 27.8.2013 via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

CUBA   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>

[later]  Radio Progreso much stronger than Oct 2, when I tuned in this
morning (4 Oct) at 0200 UTC on 4765 kHz. Signal strength enough just to
listen on the Sony 7600GR with its telescopic aerial, and approaching that
of Radio Rebelde (5025). Power increased? Mainly music programme
(Nocturno?) but ID heard in break. Rapid fluttery fading though, so SINPO
35323.
(Alan Pennington-UK  BDXC-UK Oct 4)

Re: New Radio Progreso Cadena Nacional 4765 kHz from Cuba.
Solid signal into Houston on 4765 kHz at a 0355 UT check October 4. Equal
to 5025, but 5040 kHz still the best. Big improvement over a couple of
evenings ago.

Wolfgang mentioned some narrow audio. There were some telephone
conversations being broadcast at the time I tuned in, which might account
for the 3-4 kHz sound. Quality not that much different from the other 60mb
Cuban frequencies.
(Steve Luce-TX,USA, Oct 4)

Noted Radio Progreso Cadena Nacional at 0230 UT Oct 4th:
4765 S=9+20dB in Eastern US / WI / IO, S=8 in CA
5025 S=9+35dB in Eastern US / WI / IO, S=8 in CA
5040 S=9+35dB in eastern US / WI / IO, S=8 in CA

4765 in Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt and Amberg Germany S=7-8

4765 S=9+10dB in Lyon France and Eastern Switzerland.

4765 TX unit seemingly  n o t  one of these new Chinese BBEF units, but an
older Soviet type TX with narrow bandwidth of only 3-4 kHz and litte
unclean scratchy modulation ?   73 wb
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

CUBA   4765 Radio Progreso.

E-Mail from Arnie Coro about Radio Progreso's test tropical band
transmission on 4765 kHz:

It is scheduled from 0030 to 0400 UT, but I am suggesting to start
earlier, at 23 Hours UT, so that the very nice news cast that goes on the
air at 6 PM local time can be heard all around the Caribbean.

The transmitter in use is a 48 years old Ukranian built Snieg'50, an air
cooled 50,000 watts plate modulated rig that is kept in pristine
conditions, to such an extent that it looks like having arrived to Cuba a
few months ago.

The antenna is a Nadenenko type dipole, a very efficient broadband dipole
that has a very nice horizontal and also a nice vertical radiation
pattern.

If you have the possibility of recording how Radio Progreso is heard at
your home, please send the mp3 file to  <inforhc @ enet.cu>
and I will copy it and take on a USB stick to the Radio Progreso's chief
engineer computer so he can listen to it.
73, Rich

[later]  4765, Radio Progreso Cadena Nacional - La Habana, at 0402-0408*
UT on Oct 5, soft instrumental music followed by a woman announcer with
brief Spanish talk and a female vocal selection. A man announcer with ID
and presumably closing announcements at 0407 UT with the carrier
terminated at 0408 UT without any anthem. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Oct 5 / 6)

Re: Radio Progreso heard in Florida, Estados Unidos.
Reception Report to RHC - La Habany, Cuba,

listen to the three recordings like in MP3 audio format.

Taken remotedly on software defined radio Perseus in Miami Florida, E.U.
October 7th, from 0020-0035 UT.

4765 kHz  Radio Progreso, approx. 8-9 kHz wide signal.
La senal de audio se debilita por desvanecimiento profundo.
La senal de transmision no es lineal.
Se cortan silabas canto, en aproximados decimas segundos.

5025 kHz  Radio Rebelde, best most wide signal for music transmissiones,
up to 18-20 kHz wide, very nice signal.

5040 kHz  RHC Creole language service at 0027 UT Oct 7, some 10 to 13 kHz
wide signal.
saludos desde
Wolfy DF5SX
Stuttgart, Alemania
Europa

re: Radio Progreso heard in Florida, Estados Unidos.

attached MP3 recordings. 4765 Radio Progreso.
Hier meine Mitschnitte von 0020 bis 0040 UT, Oct 7,
alle drei mit den gleichen Parametern ...
4765 klingt rauh und verkratzt,
kein Vergleich mit den chinesischen BBEF Schaetzchen von RHC.

Da hoerst Du im Vergleich von 5025 und 4765 kHz den tiefen Schwund und
zehntel-sec Audio Ausloeschung bei Letzterem, sowie die unsaubere Roh-
Audio Qualitaet, auch aus dem Micro, sowie die deutlich schmaelere
Bandbreite der Uebertragung.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 7)

ETHIOPIA   7236.24  R. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa-Gedja. Very difficult
listening at 1732 UT in French with talks and one song. Sandwiched between
CRI's English on 7235 and Riyadh/Xizang on 7240 kHz. I doubt if I'd have
been able to hear this if it wasn't so far off its nominal 7235 kHz
channel, Sept 24.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS, ARDXC Oct ADXN, direct and via dxld)

7235.8xx  CRI Kashgar in Mandarin on 7235 even at 1450 UT Oct 7, hit
heavily by Ethiopian Radio on odd 7235.792 ... 7235.822 kHz unstable
signal, wandered up and down approx. 30 Hertz ever.  Similar happened on
other ETH odd frequency channel on 9564.919 kHz at 1510 UT Oct 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 7)

GERMANY    Bereits am 4. Juli 2011 abgeschaltet und umgehend demontiert
wurde in Wachenbrunn die Sendeanlage fuer die Frequenz 882 kHz. Die
Sprengung der dazugehoerigen Antennenmasten folgte am 14. Juli 2011.
Hintergrund der damaligen Abschaltung war ein Verkauf des betreffenden
Grundstuecks. Die Sendeanlage wurde daher von der Media Broadcast
gegenueber dem Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk abgekuendigt, der seinerzeit noch
an ihrer weiteren Nutzung interessiert gewesen waere. Dies fuehrte zu
ernsthaften Vorarbeiten fuer die dann doch nicht umgesetzte Option, MDR
Info ueber den vom Hessischen Rundfunk nicht mehr genutzten, zu diesem
Zeitpunkt aber noch betriebsfaehig vorgehaltenen Mittelwellensender auf
dem Hohen Meissner auszustrahlen. Die Abschaltung der HR-Mittelwelle 594
kHz zum Jahresende 2009 liess zuvor offensichtlich auch einige von deren
Hoerern auf MDR Info zurueckgreifen. Von den Anrufen und E-Mails zur
Abschaltung der Frequenz 882 kHz, die beim MDR in mittlerer zweistelliger
Anzahl eingingen, kam ein auffallend hoher Anteil aus Hessen.
(Kai Ludwig-D, Sept 21; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

GERMANY   SWR Rohrdorf 666 kHz station mast BLOWN UP, on 10 Oct 2013.

Dear Dr. Biener
because we had some contact few years back,
because of from your Transmitter images websites. Moreover, I am from time
to time come, when researching your pages.

So I want you to forward an info that you might interested in:

On 10 Oct 2013, the last of the original four towers of the
SWR Rohrdorf transmitter blown up finally (244 m height).

The mast served in the last year still as wind measurements, but was
already
out for SWR MW operation.

I was told by a co-worker of the SWR, the mast is blowing up, occur around
14 clock LT.

regards
Stefan Teuscher
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Production and Technology Directorate
HA Planning and Technology
Broadcasting and spectrum management
Radio network planning

Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rundfunkplatz 1 , 80335 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 590001  E-mail: <info @ BR.de>   Website: <http://www.BR.de>
(Stefan Teuscher-D,via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

GERMANY   665 / 666  Predecessor SWF - Suedwestfunk Bad Duerrheim
1538 kHz 20 kW started on 16 Oct 1950, til 1958,
from 1959 til 14 Dec 1964 but on 665 kHz.

SWF - Suedwestfunk Rohrdorf 665 kHz started on air in Oct 1964,
but officially on 15 December 1964.

Was on regular service til last transmission on 8 January 2012,
at 2200 UTC.

Used with 150 / 300 kW.
Daytime non-dir antenna 244 m height,
nighttime directional pattern via 4 x 137 m tall masts
in the 60ties and seventies til 31 Dec 1982.
Later only via 2 x 137 m tall masts at night.
Always screened towards Portugal, Lithuania/USSR, Iceland and Syria.
Ground copper tape network had a length of 75 kilometers under 4 MW masts.

Here is a descriptive writing of an article of 1998,
translated from German into English.

7265 666 SWR Bodenseesender Rohrdorf.

About the powerful "Bodenseesender" installations of Suedwestfunk (from
Aug 30, 1998 merged to SWR - Suedwestrundfunk) at Rohrdorf near Messkirch,
in southern Germany, near Lake of Constanze and the Swiss and Austrian
border.

In Oct 1964, the stn started with a SWF selfmade single 150 kW MW tx on
665 kHz. This site replaced four txs of SWF synchronized network in
southern Baden Wuerttemberg at Bad Duerrheim, Ravensburg, Reutlingen,
and Sigmaringen.

Both sites, Bad Duerrheim and Ravensburg were handed over to the then
Deutsche Bundespost [now Deutsche Telekom] for carrying the
Deutschlandfunk (DLF). Bad Duerrheim was in use until 1978, while
Ravensburg is still operational on 756 (synchronized with
Braunschweig Koenigslutter).

The "selfmade" SWF Rohrdorf tx of 1964 was replaced by an industrial model
of Telefunken with a power of 300 kW in 1967, but the old tx was in duty
as passive reserve unit till March 1989. Rohrdorf main power connection
can be cut off, to be autonomous from the main circuit using Diesel
generator of 1.2 MVA power.

In 1964 the MW installation started using a four mast array of 137 meters
height each. Relative radiating screened towards co-users on 665 kHz
Damascus-Syria 110 degr, Lissabon-Portugal 240 degr, Eidar-Iceland
332 degr, Sitkunai-Lithuania 050 degr. Distances between the masts were
225 metres in east-west direction, and 338 ms in south-north direction.
The four mast array was in use til 31 Dec 1982.

The current MW installation at Rohrdorf consists of two separate 300 kW
Telefunken puls-duration modulated txs (one as passive reserve back-up),
a 240 metres tall non-directional mast and a directional array of two
137 metres tall masts.

Rohrdorf carrys the SWF 1 progr on 666, during daytime with 220 kW nondir
operation, about 200 kms around the tx tstn, at night with 350 kW
directional pattern (screening towards Vilnius Lithuania 043-052 degr,
and Trikala Greece 120-140 degr). The switch needs only 3.5 seconds and
occurs just before 8 AM and 18 PM local time (0657 and 1657 UTC
respectively, during DST one hour earlier).

SW operations from Rohrdorf: In 1964, the 1.5 kW SW tx from Bad Duerrheim
was removed to Rohrdorf. SW sce started on Dec 17, 1964. In 1972 the SW tx
unit was replaced by a 20 kW PDM [pulse duration mode] unit [2x10 kW
connected by a // switch bridge], delivered from Siemens Vienna [but Made
by RIZ - Radio Industry Zagreb, in then YUG, similar SW units were erected
in Deanovec-Croatia-HRV, AFG, AGL, BEN, BTN, BOT, BFA, ZAI, ETH, IRN, IRQ,
LBR, LUX [15350?], MOZ, NGR, SDN, TZA, TGO, acc to Ludo Maes' list] for
it's SW sce, which was until now extensively modified by the SWF staff.

Comment: " ... the tx is very 'obstinate' to handle the measurements."...
{now this TX unit is landed on Malagasy Radio in Madagascar and heard on
varying frequency 5010 up to 5014 kHz lateley in 2013, wb.}

In Oct 1997, SWF taked away 50 kW SW tx from the closed Radio Bremen site
Horn-Lehe. The tx was built up by Siemens Vienna Austria on 1984. After
thorough overhauling work, this unit is operational on 7265 kHz with
indeed lowered power of 20 [not 50] kW since Christmas 1997.

No alignment documentation and measurement diagrams were available so far
from former owner R Bremen technical dept, all referring technicians are
retired now. So the SWF Rohrdorf keen staff, together with Siemens Vienna
technicians, started an action to redesign/redevelop the tx documentation
before the unit came on air again, now at Rohrdorf.

Tx unit performance together with the new quadrant corner reflector
communications antenna [full wave dipols of horizontal configuration, bend
at 90 degr] is much better than the former Rhode & Schwarz broad band
vertical cage antenna, which was in use from 1964-1984, is still to be
seen as an industrial museum exhibit on the access road. Acquisition and
transportation cost will pay for itself within two years, as the new tx
has a lower energy consumption. A single 10 kW unit of the old Siemens
twins txs functions now as back-up unit.

Main target audience of SWF's SW sce are holidaymakers on the
Mediterranean region and the Iberian peninsula and coastal areas. In some
seasons even a special "SWF-3-Urlaubsradio" SW version of the SWF 3 progr
was produced, but ceased later due of financial reason. Since 1996 SWF
Rohrdorf 7265 suffers by co-channel Belaruskaje R 2nd progr from Hrodna,
mainly in Eastern EUR and the European part of RUS, mostly during daylight
hours.

At SWF Rohrdorf 13 staff members [3 engineers and 10 technicians] serving
the powerful SW & MW Rohrdorf facilities itself, as well as operation and
supervising transaction, sce and repairing on surrounded unmanned FM and
TV txion facilities between Raichberg in the North, Villingen & Witthoh in
the West, and Waldburg & Gruenten mountain 1800 ms ASL [SWF only] in the
East.

On the Raichberg and Witthoh facilities also Deutsche Telekom FM txs for
DLF and private commercial stns are erected, but the sce and operation
action is handled by SWF staff also. The radio sce area is 8800 square kms
wide. The Rohrdorf tx stn is located at 09E07 48N01, on 630 ms ASL [about
sea level].

(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener via AGDX "weltweit hoeren" magazine, Aug 1998)

Geo Coordinates 244 m tall mast:

48 01 24 N  09 06 59 East

3 x 137 meter tall masts, dismanteled in 2005 and 2012:
48 01 15 N  09 07 00 E (Anfang 2012 demontiert)
48 01 21 N  09 07 16 E (Anfang 2005 demontiert)
48 01 15 N  09 07 06 E (Anfang 2005 demontiert)

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodenseesender>

<http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodenseesender>

SW 7265 kHz have gone as Third World AID
to Madagascar Malagasy ex 7110kHz; now on 6130v/5010v...5014v kHz

<http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Bodenseesender-KW-
Quadrant-2003-04-17.jpg&filetimestamp=20080110214447>

<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reusenantenne_28062011_1.JPG>

<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fuss_Reusenantenne_28062011_1.JPG>

<http://senderfotos-bw.de/standorte/d/bw/rohrdorf>

- - -

The Rohrdorf installation belongs NOT to Bayerischer Rundfunk,
but SWR - Suedwestrundfunk Baden-Baden_Stuttgart_Mainz.
73 wb df5sx

GERMANY   "Eine Zeitreise zum Hoeren und Staunen" bietet das Stadtmuseum
Amberg (60 km oestlich von Nuernberg, im VGN-Nahverkehrsbereich noch bis
zum 1. Dezember 2013 in einer Sonderausstellung "vom Grammophon zum iPod".
Ueber 100 Jahre Musik- und Tongeschichte werden mit Geraeten aus den
Sammlungen der Schwandorfer Helmut Weiss und Josef Ziereis praesentiert.
Dazu kommen historische Aufnahmen, Werbeplakate, Interieurs als akustische
und optische Umgebung der Exponate.

Die Ausstellung in der Amberger Innenstadt Zeughausstr. 18 ist geoeffnet
Di-So 11.00-16.00, Sa&So 17.00 Uhr Ortszeit. Am 2. November findet unter
dem Motto "Ein Lied geht um die Welt" eine lange Museumsnacht 19.00-24.00
Uhr statt.
(ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2

GERMANY   Der KBS World Radio Hoererclub laedt ein zum 9. Hoerertreffen
von KBS World Radio in Berlin

Treffpunkt ist am 5. Oktober 2013 um 16.00 Uhr Ortszeit das koreanische
Restaurant "HO DO RI" in der Goebenstr. 16 in 10783 Berlin-Schoeneberg und
ist gut mit U- und S-Bahn zu erreichen. Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es ein
spezielles Thema, denn KBS World Radio feiert 2013 ja seinen 60.
Geburtstag.

Interessierte werden gebeten sich unter Telefon bzw. SMS bei 0170/1841346,
oder mit E-Mail an
<KBS-Hoerertreffen-Berlin @ willi-stengel.de>
anzumelden. Fuer weitere Nachfragen steht Andreas Muecklich unter der o.
g. Rufnummer zur Verfuegung.
(Volker Willschrey-D Aug 4; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

INDIA   11669.963  AIR Dari sce from Goa Panaji site on little odd
frequency at 1315 UT Oct 2, S=8-9 in Nara Japan remote SDR unit. Scheduled
1315-1415 UT.

Two AIR stations heard here in Europe this Oct 3 morning

15184.960, AIR Hindi sce, UNKNOWN ODD frequency transmitter site, noted at
0458 UT Oct 3.

15209.975, AIR Arabic sce via Goa Panaji, around 0505 UT Oct 3.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2 / 4)

LUXEMBOURG/ALBANIA/CHINA   Zum 23. September 2013 wird die bislang
zweistuendige, deutsche Sendung von China Radio International auf
Mittelwelle 1440 kHz aus Luxemburg deutlich verlaengert worden.

Local Time MESZ - CEST
08.00-09.00: CRI Nachrichten, Mo So CRI-Panorama (Ausgewaehlte Beitraege
aus und ueber China, dazu ein Gewinnspiel)/Di-Sa CRI Kompakt - Der Tag im
Ueberblick (45 Minuten Informationen und Hintergruenden aus Politik,
Wirtschaft und Sport), Alltagschinesisch

09.00-10.00: CRI Muntermacher (internationale Top-Hits), Sa So
KulturKollage und Alltagschinesisch

10.00-11.00: CRI-Panorama (Ausgewaehlte Beitraege aus und ueber China,
dazu Pop-Musik aus China), Chinesische Literatur/Sa So CRI Muntermacher

11.00-12.00: Lunchbox (Tophits aus China und Lieblingssongs der Deutschen
Redaktion) Sa So chinesische Literatur

12.00-13.00: KulturKollage (Verstaendnisbruecken zwischen Europa und
China. Kulturprogramm mit Wissen, Spass und Unterhaltung), Sa So Lunchbox

20.00-21.00: CRI Nachrichten, Mo-Fr CRI Kompakt - Der Tag im Ueberblick
(45 Minuten Informationen und Hintergruende aus Politik, Wirtschaft und
Sport)/Sa So CRI Panorama, Alltagschinesisch

21.00-22.00: Mo-Fr Happy Hour (Rock, Jazz, Country, Hip-Hop ohne Grenzen),
Sa So Kulturkollage, Alltagschinesisch

22.00-23.00: Mo-Fr KulturKollage, Sa So Musik

23.00-24.00: Mo-Fr CRI-Panorama, Sa So Chinesische Literatur

24.00-01.00: Classic China, Sa So Musik
schedule  <http://german.cri.cn/1833/2010/12/29/1s149826.htm>

Die deutsche Redaktion hat damit folgenden Sendeplan:
06.00-11.00: 1440 (Marnach)
18.00-23.00: 1440 (Marnach)
16.00-18.00: 5970 7380 (Cerrik, Albanien)
18.00-20.00: 7395 (Kashi) 11650 (Urumqi) 11775 (Kashi)
05.00-07.00: 17720 (Kashi) 17820 (Urumqi)
Uhr Weltzeit (+2=MESZ) Frequenz (Sender) Programm.
(CRI 23.9.2013, Nico Scheer; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

PAKISTAN   Radio Pakistan B-13 summer schedule
27 Oct 2013 to 29 March 2014.

Balti    0445-0530  sAs      7470
Bangla   0900-1000  sAs      9850  11870
Chinese  1200-1300  FE      11600  15730
Dari     1445-1545  Afgh.    5080
English  1600-1615  wEu      7510        news
Farsi    1700-1800  ME/nAf   5890   7470
Gujarati 1145-1215  sAs      9490  11530
Hindi    1045-1145  sAs      9490  11530
Nepali   1000-1030  sAs      9850  11870
Pushto   1345-1445  Afgh.    5080
Sheena   0530-0615  sAs      7470
Sinhali  1230-1300  sAs      9610  11530
Tamil    1300-1330  sAs      9610  11530
Urdu     0045-0215  seAs    11600  15730
         0500-0700  ME/nAf  11580  15800
         0830-1100  wEu     11580  15800
         1330-1530  ME/nAf  11530  15725
         1700-1900  wEu      9350  11570

{Probably also, wb.
English  0905-0910  wEu     11580  15800 news
English  1100-1104  wEu     11580  15800 news}
(Radio Pakistan xls/pdf file
via Andreas Volk-D at ADDX club Munich Germany;
extracted & reformatted by wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

RUSSIA   1593  AM Broadcasting with superb Russian digital SDR TX ZS-1.
We are glad to inform you that for tomorrow {Oct 9} we have planned a test
AM transmission. Of course ZS-1 will be used.

Frequency 1593 kHz, power 10W PEP. Just music for the beginning ...

We are going to start at 1200 UT and finish at 1300-1330 UT.

The frequency belongs to the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State
University of Telecommunications (Russian Federation).

Coordinates of the station: 59.902799 N 30.489243 E

In future a power amplifier will be added and broadcasting will be more
regular.
(Gromov Alexandr-RUS  ZS1SDR ng, via  Willi Passmann-D, A-DX Oct 8)

SLOVAK REP   Die Website von Radio Slowakei International ist bei
<www.rozhlas.sk/radio-international>
neu gestartet worden. Die Webpraesenz der deutschen Redaktion erreicht man
bei:
<http://www.rozhlas.sk/radio-international-de>
(ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Oct 2)

SRI LANKA [non] - [CHAD/INDIA/MYANMAR]/PMA/ROMANIA/TAJIKISTAN]  Some South
Asian logs via Victor's remote Perseus SDR unit of Oct 6th 01-02 UT:

4754.889  PMA Cross Radio heard at 0100 UT.
4765.054  Tajik Radio, Dushanbe Yangi Yul, in Tajik.
4800.004  AIR Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, in Hindi, S=9+10dB in Ceylon.
4819.995  AIR Calcutta, Vernac?
4840.004  AIR Bombay in Hindi, S=9+10dB.
4860.0    AIR Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, very weak on threshold level.
4880.0    AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, poor in Hindi.
4910.003  AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan.
4920.0    AIR Madras, Tamil Nadu, rather in Tamil lang, S=9+30dB.
4970.017  weak on threshold,
          probably AIR Shillong, Mawgrong, Meghalaya, in Hindi?
5009.998  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Muttathura, Kerala, S=9+15...20dB.
5040.003  dswci DBS list: tentat. AIR Jeypore, Odisha, S=8 in Ceylon.
5915.0    MMR Myanmar R, Nay Pyi Taw, weak around 0135 UT,
          greyline fade-out time ...
6030.0    mx, most likely MMR Myanmar Thazin Radio, Pyin Oo Lwin
          (ex Maymyo), in peaks fair signal S=7.
6164.962  Radio Tchad, Rdif. Nat. Tchadienne, Gredia, N'Djaména, in
          mixture of Vernacular/French language, 0137 UT Oct 6, S=8-9.
7200.093  MMR Myanmar Radio, not Nay Pyi Taw,
          rather odd signal from old Rangoon site. S=7. Talk by two
          female, today Oct 6, - NO SPURIOUS +/- 14 kHz heard today !
7270      AIR Madras, Tamil Nadu,
          totally OVERMODULATED on 7263 to 7277 kHz wideband signal.
7335 /    Balcan Gipsy mx heard on RRI Romanian sce 7335, but hit heavily
7340.093  by local South Asian AIR Urdu sce on odd 7340.093 kHz, S=9+15dB
          likely via AIR Bombay, Maharashtra transmitter?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 6)

TAJIKISTAN   Hallo zusammen, der Auslandsdienst Tadschikistans sendete
bisher nur auf KW 7245 kHz und war damit recht selten in unseren Breiten
zu hoeren.

Jetzt geht das Ganze auch online, mittels unseres kleinen, experimentellen
Streams: <http://broadcast.funkhaus.info/ovozitojik.m3u>

2x taeglich gibt's auch eine Stunde in Englisch, wobei die
Nachmittagssendung die Erstsendung und die Nachtsendung die Wiederholung
ist. Alle Zeiten in UT:

0000-0100 Arabisch      0800-1000 Russisch    1400-1600 Tadschikisch
0100-0200 Englisch      1000-1100 Usbekisch   1600-1800 Farsi
0200-0400 Tadschikisch  1100-1200 Hindi       1800-2000 Dari
0400-0600 Farsi         1200-1300 Arabisch    2000-2200 Russisch
0600-0800 Dari          1300-1400 Englisch    2200-2300 Usbekisch
                                              2300-2400 Hindi

Im Gesichtsbuch ist Ovozi Tojik unter
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ovozi-Tojik-10505-fm>   erreichbar.
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX ng via SWB Sept 29 via dxld)

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New Klingenfuss products for 2014: Continuous high solar activity provides
good HF conditions!

Dear friends,
we're now working on our new products

- 2014 Super Frequency List on CD
- 2014 Shortwave Frequency Guide
- 2014 Frequency Database
       for the Perseus LF-HF Software-Defined-Receiver
- Supplement January 2014 to the 2013/2014
  Guide to Utility Radio Stations

to be published on 10 December 2013.

Full-resolution title page graphics can be found at
<www.klingenfuss.org/r_2014.jpg>
<www.klingenfuss.org/s_2014.gif>

If you are able to supply additional new frequencies and stations,
your cooperation would be highly appreciated. Please let us have your
data by 15 October 2013.

The printed Supplement, with hundreds of new frequencies and stations
monitored throughout 2013, will be attached free to all copies of the
2013/2014 Guide to Utility Radio Stations sold after 1 January 2014.

Those customers that did acquire the Utility Guide before that date
may download the pertinent .PDF file free from our website, after
1 January 2014.

The new PLATH Go2Monitor and Go2Signals digital data decoders have
been introduced only in early 2013, allowing // decoding of up
to 32 channels simultaneously. Dozens of pertinent new screenshots
will be included in our 2014 products. See
<www.klingenfuss.org/persuser.pdf>
for selected examples.

The continuously updated product Digital Data Decoder Screenshots on
CD is highly successful and now covers more than 9,700 (nine thousand
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weeks!

After a relatively "weak" solar cycle maximum with a hefty 210+
sunspots in May 2013, we currently have sunspot numbers around 90,
with some more small peaks around 120-130 expected. HF propagation
conditions and long-distance communication continue to be good. New
HF e-mail services, stations, networks and frequencies continue to
emerge on a regular basis. HF e-mail booms and service providers
continue to expand. No other publisher considers this revolutionary
development accordingly.

Latest references
see <www.klingenfuss.org/ref.htm>

Gayle van Horn W4GVH, Assistant Editor, in Monitoring Times, United
States of America - March 2013: "2013 Shortwave Frequency Guide ...

The easy-to read book is a real asset at your listening post,
regardless of whether you monitor the utility bands or enjoy
programming from shortwave broadcast stations. The 2013 Shortwave
Frequency Guide is an excellent annual publication for the beginner
or experienced radio hobbyist who seeks a complete HF spectrum
reference book (utility/broadcast station listings). The book easily
opens and remains open at the selected page for easy reference at
your receiver. This year's edition, as in past years, is a fine
addition to my listening post."

Best wishes, Joerg Klingenfuss

Klingenfuss Publications
Klingenfuss Radio Monitoring
Hagenloher Str. 14
72070 Tuebingen
Germany

Phone +49 7071 62830
Fax   +49 7071 600849
website URL  <www.klingenfuss.org>  e-mail  <info@klingenfuss.org>
(Klingenfuss, Oct 4)

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