WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1135 - 30 Oct 2013

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WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Top News

compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



Please note: Due to health problems Wolfgang is currently not able to update his Top News regularly.



ALBANIA   Winter B-13 schedule of Radio Tirana via Shijak and Fllake
relay sites.

ALBANIAN Daily
0730-1000  7390 SHI 100 kW TX2 S-01 antenna non-dir to EUR
0901-1000  1395 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-01 antenna at 033 deg to Ce-East-EUR
1500-1630  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 antenna non-dir to EUR
0000-0100  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to NoAM

ENGLISH Mon-Sat
2100-2130  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to UK & NoAM

ENGLISH Tue-Sun
0230-0300(!!) 7425 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to WeEUR & NoAM

FRENCH Mon-Sat
1830-1900  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to WeEUR-France

GERMAN Mon-Sat
2031-2100  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to We-CeEUR-Germany

GREEK Mon-Sat
1645-1700  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 antenna non-dir to Greece

ITALIAN Mon-Sat
1800-1830  6040 SHI 100 kW TX2 S-01 antenna non-dir to EUR-Italy
{most likely temporarily on TX#1 on 7490 kHz via S-10 ant at 310 degr. due
to failure of TX#2} <<<<<<<

SERBIAN Mon-Sat
2115-2130  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-04 antenna at 004 deg to CeEUR-Serbia

TURKISH Mon-Sat
1930-2000  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 ant non-dir to Turkey-Greece
(Radio Tirana via Drita Cico-ALB, Oct 22, 2013; wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

TWR Europe daily at 1922-2130 UT, Fllake relay TX1 F-02 antenna at 330 deg
to North, East and West Europe.

Trans World Radio - Fllake, Albania relay
UTC         days  program        kHz   kW degr ciraf zone
1922-1925 1234567 TWR ID signal 1395  500 330  28
1925-2000 1234567 Hungarian     1395  500 330  28
2000-2015 .....6. Polish        1395  500 330  28
2000-2030 12345.7 Polish        1395  500 330  28
2015-2030 .....6. Arabic        1395  500 330  28 new language
2030-2130 .....6. Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2030-2045 ......7 Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2030-2100 12345.. Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2045-2130 ......7 Bosnian       1395  500 330  28
2100-2130 12345.. Serbian       1395  500 330  28

CRI Beijing MW Fllake, Albania relay, 500 kW
0700-0857 English    1215 kHz  TX1  F-03 antenna, non-dir
1600-1657 Albanian   1215 kHz  TX1  F-03 antenna, non-dir
1700-1757 Bulgarian  1458 kHz  TX2  F-05 antenna, non-dir
1700-1757 Esperanto  1215 kHz  TX1  F-03 antenna, non-dir
1800-1857 Italian    1458 kHz  TX2  F-05 antenna, non-dir
1800-1857 Romanian   1215 kHz  TX1  F-03 antenna, non-dir
2001-2059 Hungarian  1458 kHz  TX2  F-05 antenna, non-dir
2130-2227 Polish     1458 kHz  TX2  F-04 004 degrees
2201-2301 Serbian    1215 kHz  TX1  F-03 antenna, non-dir
2230-2330 Czech      1458 kHz  TX2  F-04 338 degrees

Fllake, Albania location
G.C. 41 21 52.04 N  19 30 35.46 E
(TWR via Mrs. Drita Cico-ALB, Oct 22, 2013; wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

ALBANIA   7425  -  Oct 27 at 0327 UT, R. Tirana IS and 0330 UT sign-on
giving new B-13 schedule, which unfortunately involves a last-minute
change for reasons unknown from 0230 to 0330 UT for the only English
broadcast to North America. Unfortunate, since 7425 kHz is also occupied
by DW Swahili via Kigali RWANDA during this hour, there is severe co-
channel QRM, and a fast SAH, the two at about equal level here. I am
strongly recommending that if R. Tirana has to be at 0330 UT, it should
switch immediately to 7465 UT, a well-known frequency and which is clear
of co- or adjacent-channel interference.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 27)

ALBANIA/AUSTRIA/CYPRUS/ESTONIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/MOLDOVA

TRANS WORLD RADIO - EUROPE, TRANSMISSION  SCHEDULE WINTER B-13
27 Oct 2013 - 29 March 2014.  Updated: 22 Oct 2013 / Revision 0

SW (Shortwave)

TRANS WORLD RADIO - MOOSBRUNN,  AUSTRIA

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI  ZONES

0644-0659  12345..  POLISH                5910   100    30  28
0644-0659  12345..  POLISH                7300   100   300  28
0800-0820  .....67  ENGLISH               7400   100   300  27
0800-0850  12345..  ENGLISH               7400   100   300  27
1500-1528  .234567  RUSSIAN               9850   100    55  28/29/30
1500-1528  1......  BELORUSSIAN           9850   100    55  28/29/30

TRANS WORLD RADIO - NAUEN, GERMANY

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI  ZONES
0800-0820  .....67  ENGLISH               6105   100   285  27
0800-0850  12345..  ENGLISH               6105   100   285  27
0930-1000  1234567  HUNGARIAN             6105   100   135  28
1500-1528  .234567  RUSSIAN               7300   100    65  28/29/30
1500-1528  1......  BELORUSSIAN           7300   100    65  28/29/30

Day 1 = Mon ... 7 = Sun

TRANS WORLD RADIO - EUROPE
TRANSMISSION  SCHEDULE WINTER B-13
27 Oct 2013 - 29 March 2014.

MW (Medium Wave)

TRANS WORLD RADIO - ROUMOULES, RMC_FRANCE

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI  ZONES

2045-2115  123.56.  Kabyle                1467   1000  216  37,38
2045-2130  ...4..7  Kabyle                1467   1000  216  37,38
2115-2130  .....6.  Tachawit              1467   1000  216  37,38
2115-2130  ....5..  Sous/Tachelhit        1467   1000  216  37,38
2115-2130  ..3....  Tamazight             1467   1000  216  37,38
2115-2130  .2.....  Tarifit               1467   1000  216  37,38
2115-2130  1......  Arabic                1467   1000  216  37,38
2130-2145  .....6.  Arabic/Jordanian      1467   1000  216  37,38
2130-2215  ......7  Arabic                1467   1000  216  37,38
2130-2230  12345..  Arabic                1467   1000  216  37,38
2145-2200  .....6.  Arabic/Moroccan       1467   1000  216  37,38
2200-2245  .....6.  Arabic                1467   1000  216  37,38
2215-2230  ......7  Arabic/Lebanese       1467   1000  216  37,38
2230-2245  ......7  Arabic/Lebanese       1467   1000  216  37,38
2230-2245  ...45..  Arabic/Moroccan       1467   1000  216  37,38
2230-2245  123....  English               1467   1000  325  27

TRANS WORLD RADIO - TARTU, ESTONIA

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI   ZONES

0200-0400  1234567  RUSSIAN               1035   100  non-dir28,29
1600-1700  1.3.5..  RUSSIAN               1035   100  non-dir28,29
1800-2000  1234567  RUSSIAN               1035   100  non-dir28,29

TRANS WORLD RADIO - FLLAKE, ALBANIA

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI   ZONES

1925-2000  1234567  Hungarian             1395   500   330   28
2000-2015  .....6.  Polish                1395   500   330   28
2000-2030  12345.7  Polish                1395   500   330   28
2015-2130  .....6.  Croatian              1395   500   330   28
2030-2045  ......7  Croatian              1395   500   330   28
2030-2100  12345..  Croatian              1395   500   330   28
2045-2130  ......7  Bosnian               1395   500   330   28
2100-2130  12345..  Serbian               1395   500   330   28

TRANS WORLD RADIO - CAPE GRECO, CYPRUS

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR   AZI   ZONES

0300-0330  12345..  Arabic                1233   600   205   38,39,40
2025-2040  123....  Arabic                1233   600   205   38,39,40
2025-2126  .....67  Arabic                1233   600   205   38,39,40
2025-2156  ...45..  Arabic                1233   600   205   38,39,40
2040-2055  ..3....  Arabic/Egyptian       1233   600   205   38,39,40
2040-2055  .2.....  Arabic/Jordanian      1233   600   205   38,39,40
2040-2055  1......  Arabic/Lebanese       1233   600   205   38,39,40
2055-2156  123....  Arabic                1233   600   205   38,39,40
2126-2156  .....67  Arabic/Egyptian       1233   600   205   38,39,40

TRANS WORLD RADIO - GRIGORIOPOL, MOLDOVA

TIME/UTC   DAYS     LANGUAGE              FREQ   PWR  AZI    ZONES

1900-1930  12....7  Ukrainian             999    500  non-dir29
1900-1945  .....6.  Ukrainian             999    500  non-dir29
1900-2000  ..345..  Ukrainian             999    500  non-dir29
1930-2000  1......  Russian               999    500  non-dir29
1930-2030  .2....7  Russian               999    500  non-dir29
1945-2015  .....6.  Russian               999    500  non-dir29
2000-2030  ..345..  Russian               999    500  non-dir29
2000-2030  1......  Belorussian           999    500  non-dir29
2015-2030  .....6.  Ukrainian             999    500  non-dir29

1800-1830  1234567  Bulgarian             1548   1000  245   28
1830-1845  1234567  Romani/Balkan         1548   1000  245   28
1845-1915  12345..  Romanian              1548   1000  245   28
1845-1945  .....67  Romanian              1548   1000  245   28
1915-1945  12345..  Romani/Vlax           1548   1000  245   28
1945-2000  ......7  Montenegrian          1548   1000  245   28
1945-2000  123456.  Serbian               1548   1000  245   28

Day 1 =  Mon ... 7 = Sun

TWR - EUROPE, Vienna Office
Frequency Coordination
Trans World Radio
Postfach 141
A-1235 Vienna, Austria

Telephone: 2236-31248820   Fax: 2236-31248892
Visit our website at:  <http://www.twr.org>
(TWR, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23, 2013)

ANGOLA   4849.8  RNA Canal "A", Mulenvos, at 2231-2243 UT on 17 Oct,
emissao nacional em portugues, revista de noticias; 35332.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Oct 20)

Usually a powerful signal at Ceylon, nothing heard tonight, but 4849 kHz
is a wrong keyboard slip ?

4949.762  Noted Mulenvos-AGL just on threshold very tiny on exact 4949.762
kHz instead at 1830 UT Oct 22.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 22)

ARMENIA/ASCENSION ISL/RWANDA/UAE/U.K./UZBEKISTAN

FEBA RADIO B-13 schedule
27th Oct 2013 to 29th March 2014.

Time UTC  1234567 Languages        kHz site

NORTH INDIA, NEPAL, TIBET
0000-0030 smtwtfs BANGLA rural    9390 TAC
1200-1230 smtwtfs TIBETAN        15215 DHA
1430-1445 smtwtfs URDU            9500 TAC
1445-1500 ...wtfs KASHMIRI        9500 TAC
1445-1500 smt.... MIXED LANGUAGES 9500 TAC
1445-1500 smtwtfs HINDI           9500 TAC
1500-1530 smtwtfs BANGLA rural    9390 TAC

PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN
0200-0230 s...... URDU            9750 DHA
0200-0215 .mtwtfs URDU            9750 DHA
0215-0230 .mtwtfs MIXED LANGUAGES 9750 DHA
0230-0300 smtwtfs DARI            9790 DHA
0300-0315 smtwtfs MIXED LANGUAGES 9790 DHA
1400-1430 smtwtfs URDU           11880 DHA
1430-1445 smtwtfs MIXED LANGUAGES11880 DHA
1500-1530 smtwtfs DARI           11755 ERV
1530-1600 smtwtfs PASHTO         11755 ERV

MIDDLE EAST
0800-0830 smtwtfs Arabic         15260 WOF (IBRA)
1800-1927 smtwtfs ARABIC          9550 KIG

AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, SUDAN
1600-1630 s...tfs AMHARIC        12125 ERV
1600-1630 .mtw... GURAGENA       12125 ERV
1630-1700 smtwtfs AMHARIC        12125 ERV
1600-1627 smtwtfs ETHIOPIA       11655 KIG
1630-1700 smtw... TIGRINYA        9820 DHA
1630-1700 ....tfs AMHARIC         9820 DHA
1700-1729 smtwtfs OROMINYA        9630 KIG
1729-1757 smtwtfs TIGRINYA        9630 KIG
1700-1730 smtwtfs SOMALI          6180 DHA
1730-1800 smtwtfs ETHIOPIA        7475 ERV
1830-1845 smtwtfs FRENCH Ce+WeAF 15250 ASC
2145-2215 smt.tfs HASSINYA/PULAAR(WeAF) 11985 ASC (HJB)

Tx Site Codes:
ASC Ascension Island
DHA Al Dhabayya UAE
ERV Yerevan Gavar Armenia
KIG Kigali Rwanda
TAC Tashkent Uzbekistan.
WOF Woofferton, United Kingdom.  Day 1 = Sunday (ITU Convention)
(acc hfcc registrations, former B-12 schedule updated by wb, Oct 23)

AUSTRALIA   15489.967  HCJB odd frequency on lower side, at 0736 UT Oct
29. Education matter commentary in English, poor signal of S=7 here in
Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

AUSTRIA   [ORS/ORF; AWR, BBC, BVB, TOM, TWR, VoVietnam]
OE1 International / ORF Vienna, as well as ORS Moosbrunn
B-13 operational schedule.

  kHz    UTC    zones   kW  deg  SMTWTFS lang    bc  prov.
 5910 0644-0659 28      100 030  .23456. Polish  TWR TWR
 5940 0100-0130 40E,41NW300 095  1234567 Pashtu  BBC BAB
 5940 0130-0200 40E,41NW300 095  1234567 Dari    BBC BAB
 5955 1800-1830 27N     100 300  1234567 English VOV BAB
 5955 1830-1930 27      100 300  1234567 Vietn.  VOV BAB
 5955 1930-2000 27SE    100 300  1234567 French  VOV BAB
 5970 0200-0230 40E,41NW300 090  1234567 Urdu    AWR AWR
 5970 0230-0300 40E,41NW300 090  1234567 Panjabi AWR AWR
 6045 0430-0500 37,38W  300 220  1234567 French  AWR AWR
 6145 0330-0430 40      300 100  1234567 Farsi   AWR AWR
 6155 0600-0715 18,27-39300 n-dir1234567 German  ORF ORS
 7300 0644-0659 28      100 300  .23456. Polish  TWR TWR
 7325 0300-0315 39S     250 120  1234567 Arabic  MBR MBR  BVB R Dardasha
 7355 0700-0900 27/2837N100 300  1234567 English BBC BAB  DRM Mix
 7400 0800-0850 27      100 300  1234567 English TWR TWR
 9460 1400-1600 18,27,28100 285  1.....7 English TOM MBR
 9470 1900-1915 39,40   300 n-dir......7 English MBR MBR  BVB
 9470 1915-1930 39,40   300 n-dir1...... English MBR MBR  BVB
 9630 0500-0530 46SE,47W300 190  1234567 Hausa   AWR AWR
 9690 1900-1930 46SE,47W300 190  1234567 Hausa   AWR AWR
 9715 1800-1815 39      100 115  .....6. Mul     MBR MBR  BVB ?En/He/Ar?
 9715 1800-1830 39      100 115  ....5.. Mul     MBR MBR  BVB ?En/He/Ar?
 9715 1800-2000 39      100 115  1.....7 Mul     MBR MBR  BVB ?En/He/Ar?
 9770 2000-2030 46      300 210  1234567 Dyula   AWR AWR
 9830 1630-1730 40      300 100  1234567 Farsi   AWR AWR
 9830 2030-2100 46      300 210  1234567 French  AWR AWR
 9830 2100-2130 46      300 210  1234567 English AWR AWR
 9850 1500-1530 28-30   100 055  1234567 BEL/RUS TWR TWR
11690 1700-1800 37,38,46300 175  1234567 English TOM MBR
11860 1830-1900 38      300 190  1234567 Arabis  AWR AWR
11910 1600-1630 40E,41NW300 090  1234567 Urdu    AWR AWR
11955 1500-1530 2939-40 300 120  1234567 Turkish AWR AWR
13740 1530-1559 40,41   100 095  .....6. Mul     MBR MBR  BVB ?Punj/Urdu?
15215 1630-1645 41S     125 095  .....6. Mul     MBR MBR  BVB ?En
15215 1630-1645 41S     125 115  1...... Mul     MBR MBR  BVB Tamil
15240 1930-2000 4748-53 300 170  1234567 French  AWR AWR
15290 1530-1600 40E,41NW300 090  1234567 Panjabi AWR AWR
15440 1400-1430 40E,41NW300 090  1234567 Urdu    AWR AWR
17605 1430-1500 48      300 145  1234567 Afar    AWR AWR
(HFCC registration, transformed by wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23)

BULGARIA/KOREA REP   5870DRM/5880AM   KBS Seoul German service via WRN
brokery London brings out combined AM/DRM signal test transmissions via
Spaceline Ltd. outsourced Bulgarian Radio at Kostinbrod Sofia site.

22.10.2013 1900-2000 UT 5880 kHz SINFO: 15411
Sollte eine Testsendung in Deutsch werden ...

Laut Ankuendigung in der Hoererecke vom 19.10.2013 sollten Testsendungen
vom 22.10. bis 26.10.2013 via Kostinbrod, Bulgarien, kommen.
Leider am 23. Okt. Fehlanzeige.

Kein Signal empfangen. Die Frequenz 5880 kHz mit den Seitenkanaelen habe
ich bis 1915 UT beobachtet, keine Signale feststellbar. Die Frequenz 5880
kHz und die Seitenkanaele waren frei von Interferenzen, aber nur Rauschen
zu hoeren. Ob da wer in Kostinbrod geschlafen hat?
(Siegbert Gerhard-D, A-DX Oct 23)

Aber am 27.10. soll dieser Typ von KBS Aussendung regulaer auf Sendung
gehen ... von WRN London gebrokert, via SpaceLine Ltd. outsourcer in
Kostinbrod Sofia.

5 kHz up frequency on 5875DRM/5885AM, on broadcasting from 27th Oct 2013,
the daily transmission will be at 1900 to 2000 UT (2000 to 2100 local
time, in Germany) when listeners with a DRM receiver will be able to hear
the broadcast in high audio quality on 5875 kHz while listeners with a
conventional analogue set will be able tune their radio to 5885 kHz.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/kbs-world-radio-is-first-to-
use.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+SwlDx-
ing+%28SWL+DX-ing%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail>

re KBS Seoul Test Aussendung Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria auf 5880 kHz.

1950-2000 UT Oct 24, ich bin die letzten 10 Minuten zwischen 5840 und 5890
herum geeiert, um 20 UT ist Sende-Schluss gewesen ?

Das Perseus Display hatte einen schoenen dicken digitalen STANAG Block bei
5848 bis 5851 kHz gezeigt mit S=9+30dB, dann das AM Signal aus Sofia auf
5880 kHz mit dicken Backen um die S=9+45dB powerhouse. Auf 5870 kHz nur
Bruchstuecke in DRM mode. Und in der Naehe noch RFA Marianen auf 5890
kHz...

[later on Oct 25]
Die SF - Sunspot Cycle number - war die letzten Abende besser, heute ist
auch das AM Signal 5880 kHz um etwa 10 dB schwaecher.

Ich sehe einige verschleierte "Foenwoelkchen" bei 5865.6 bis 5874.2 kHz,
aber keinen strammen DRM Daten-BLock.

Das kann schon zu keiner Decodierung fuehren, weil das AM Signal weit
hinunter bis 5870.6 kHz HINEIN SPRATZELT !

5870DRM mode, only light fluffy cloud signal on SDR browser. This can not
work. on 5865.6 to 5874.2 kHz range, but no solid tight DRM data block
visible.

Can thus lead to no DRM decoding, because the AM signal covers range far
down to 5870.6 kHz!
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 24/25)

CHINA   17710 an annoying  E C H O  signal of CRI English sce "The Beijing
Hour" program noted on 17710 kHz this morning at 0748 UT Oct 29.

Scheduled both Beijing and Jinhua outlets at HFCC registration table,
with 500 kW of power.

17710 0700 0800 49E,54 BEI 500 193  Eng  CHN CRI RTC
17710 0700 0800 49E,54 JIN 500 210  Eng  CHN CRI RTC

Sideband signal splash occured from 500 kW powerhouse Kashgar in German
next door 17720 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

CONGO-Kinshasa   5066.3  R. Tele Candip, Bunia, at 1819-1832 UT on 18 Oct,
progr. em frances, texto; 25331.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Oct 18)

5066.330  footprint poor observed at S=4-5 signal level, very weak and
tiny, at 1730 UT Oct 22.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 22)

COSTA RICA   REE - Cariari, Costa Rica relay site, YouTube Video.
To my surprise I discovered this excellent YouTube video of the REE
Cariari SW TX site. Inside pics of transmitter building & shots of Net
Style LP & Curtain antennas.

<http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HLasX0ayQ>
(Ian Baxter-AUS, TX SWsites yg via dxld Oct 23)

From 2012; they had built a fourth antenna the year before to reach
further into North America as far as California, but it was not yet in
service; never was, and never will be now (gh, dxld Oct 23) Must be same
vid

Me enviaron esta direccion con un video de Cariari
<http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HLasX0ayQ>

Pendiente de recibir contestacion del Departamento Tecnico de REE para que
envien fotografias. Cuando se reciban las publico.

I sent this direction with a video of Cariari
<http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2HLasX0ayQ>

[Hey Google, correct translation is
They sent me this address for a video of Cariari, gh Oct 23]

Slope of answering REE Technical Department to send pictures.
When receiving the public.

[Hey Google, correct translation is
Waiting to receive an answer from Technical Department of REE about
sending photos. When they are received, I will publish them,  gh Oct 23]
Saludos - regards (Jose Bueno, Cordoba-ESP, dxld Oct 23)

DJIBOUTI  {tentat.}  4780 - UN-ID station at 0024 UT, Oct 23. Weak signal
w/ definite Koranic recitations. Possible announcements at 0030 UT then
back to recitations. Heavy static throughout listening period. Few if any
details could be pulled out of the noise.Continued until TOH, 0100 UT, by
this time the static level was nearly completely covering the signal and
any audio was extremely sporadic at best. Djibouti is about the only thing
listed here; if there is something else I missed any reports.
(Stephen Wood-MA-USA, dxld Oct 23)

4780  on Oct 23 at 0053 UT, starting my almost-nightly 60m bandscan with
DX-398 on the porch, next up from 4765 kHz Cuba is  - Qur'an! on 4780 kHz,
poor signal. Never anything like this heard before at this hour.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 23)

btw. Joerg Klingenfuss in Tuebingen Germany noted:
!!!YESTERDAY!!! Oct 22, was the most previous solar maximum NOAA 228 ;-))
Sunspot Cycle 24 reached its peak.

Pilgrimage to Mecca ... is there a correlation with Djibouti reception ?
Signal should easily reach Mecca across Red Sea.

<http://islam.about.com/od/calendar/f/2013hajj.htm>

Hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the greatest religious
observances in Islam. What are the dates for Hajj in 2013?

Hajj is expected to fall between October 13-18, 2013. Every year, millions
of Muslims from around the world make the journey to Makkah, Saudi Arabia,
for the annual pilgrimage (or Hajj).
Also AIR Delhi have special Hajj broadcast on air via shortwave.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23)

ETHIOPIA   7236.1  R. Etiopia, Geja Dera (ou Geja Jawe?), 1449-...UT, 20
Oct, texto em idioma nao ident.; 24331.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Oct 20)

7236.696 to 7236.726 kHz wandering/hopping 20 Hertz up and down, unstable
TX unit. At best on Victor's unit at 1748 UT Oct 22, S=8, little
undermodulated, much stronger than in Germany and Switzerland posts,
increased up to S=9+20dB at 1810 UT. Hit by CRI English on Kashgar 100 kW
broadcasts to Middle East on even 7235.0 kHz.

7236.547 ... 7236.565 kHz wandered up and down some 20 Hertz range, at
1445 UT Oct 25, S=8-9. Hit by CRI English on Kashgar 100 kW broadcasts to
Middle East on even 7235.0 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 22 / 25)

FRANCE   13830  QSL - VOICE OF OROMO LIBERATION via Issoudun France 13830
kHz. Full-data e-card from Walter Brodowsky at
<walter.brodowsky {@} media-broadcast.com> in 5 days. A very strong WEWN
usually opens on 13830 kHz shortly before 1700 UT, but on October 16 it
didn't come on until 1717 UT.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer Oct 23)

11975  AWR Arabic to NoAF Sahel/Sahara target, S=9+30dB 500 kW powerhouse
from MBR/TDF brokered Issoudun France site, 0600-0630 UT. Nice smooth
violine music and Arab lady singer on Oct 29 at 0715 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

GERMANY   6190 / 7265 / 9480  MV Baltic Radio antenna Test Transmissions.
MV Baltic Radio will be testing their New Aerial system on the 26th of
October 2013. The first transmission will start at 1000 UT on 6190 KHz.
More Transmissions will also follow on 7265 and 9480 kHz....
All reports to: <info @ mvbalticradio.de>
Thank you! Good Listening, 73s, Tom
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 26)

Music loop on 6190 kHz AM since 1005 UT, good signal & clean audio here in
Germany.
(Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 26)

re 7265 - MV Baltic Radio Test Transmissions.
Thanks to tips from Harald, I also heard MV Baltic Radio testing in
USB+carrier on 7265 kHz here in Skovlunde, near Copenhagen, at 1213-1216*
UT with SINPO 55555!

I used my usual AOR AR7030PLUS with 28 metres external longwire. When it
had signed off, I heard weak signals (QSA 1-2) from China Business R,
Xianyang on 7265 // 6155 and 9620 kHz.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, DXplorer Oct 26)

GERMANY   7265 / 9480  Came a little late of MV Baltic Radio Test
Transmissions on 6190 kHz at 10.50 UT Oct 26 ...
when catched their usb+carrier signal then on 7265 kHz instead.

e-mail to
<info @ mvbalticradio.de>

But 49 mb log here in Europe, heard instead 6095 kHz KBC truck driver
program via M&B Nauen 100 kW, smaller former GDR antenna hardware unit at
S=9+40dB scheduled 08-12 UT,

6070  S=6 signal
Program Radio 6150 - or even Channel 292 program?, on 6070 kHz instead,
of R48 broadcaster - BNA-FCC/ITU registration entry -
strange, so many station 'numbers' on their external representation.

6055  Evangelical program, Evangelische Missions Gemeinden from
M&B Nauen 125 kW via big Alliss #146 antenna at 222 degrees azimuth,
S=9+50dB powerhouse. Only 1030-1100 Sat/Sun, in B-13 1130-1200 UT Sat/Sun.

6005 kHz Radio700 from Kall Eifel, Euskirchen, S=8-9 fluttery, "Amigo
Charlie Brown" song, and "new winter tires from Puetschenbach? annmt".

but MV Baltic Radio Test Transmission moved to 7265 kHz, S=9+5dB here in
Stuttgart at 10.55 UT Oct 26, radio history program in German language:
("Radio Nostalgie, hallo, hallo, Radio Wien, Staatsoper.
lange vor Wolf's Kinderstunde bei der RAVAG ... vergessen Sie nicht die
Antenne zu erden").

7265usb and carrier, Schwerin Goehren Germany,
BUZZ 50 Hertz like garden fence visible on SDR screen,
at 10.58 UT TX OFF on 7265 kHz. Small QRM approx. 7268 kHz, small RTTY UTE
signal,

and appeared on 9480 kHz in 31 mb, some 30 seconds later.
S=8-9 in Stuttgart. Frequency some 4 Hertz low,
and contain also this 50/100 Hertz BUZZ fence.

{later}
9479.996 kHz 11.36 UT thanks the 'Man of Action' song stopped
{historical RNI station signature tune
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_North_Sea_International

BUZZ garden fence of +50 Hz spacing +100 Hz up to +2350 Hertz here in
Stuttgart.

and further on 31mb at same time span 11-12 UT,
only NZLi on 9700AM, 9890DRM
Indonesia on 9680 and 9526v,
Palau 9930 PLW
KTWR  9910 GUM
and RA Shepparton on 9475 kHz,
NHK Yamata 9750 with Sports live coverage - all via long path on Pacific.

FEBC 9400, CNR Uighur 9420, FEBC 9430, RTTY 9448, KNLS 9610, 9660 TWN,
FEBC 9795, and few CNR/CRI too, in Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uighur, Tibetan also.
R Marti 9805, AIR 9870, R Moscow DRM block on 9850 kHz.

And now 12.07 UT back on 7265 kHz also 50 Hz BUZZ,
but weaker now on +150 Hz .... to +950 Hz frequency range.
vy73 wolfgang df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 26)

GREECE   7475  Oct 28 at 0054 UT, pop music in Greek, // much stronger
9420 kHz, so ERT or whatever is still funxioning on SW in B-13. 9420 kHz
is still VG at 0548 UT in Greek, unlike missing 24 hours earlier.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 28)

This morning Oct 29 from 07 UT onwards no ERT Avlis rebells transmission
on air. Yesterday before heard only 7450 and 15650 kHz with Greek mx at
1900 UT, but no transmission on 9420 (now IRIB channel), 11645, or 12105
kHz.
But ceased now 3rd Avlis channel in total. 73 wb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

INDIA/CHINA   7340.094  [Tentat.] Sindhi sce of AIR Bombay noted low
modulated, scheduled 1230-1500 UT. Hit co-channel by 7340.0 even frequency
by PBS Xinjiang CNR8 progr in Kazakh, S=9+15dB at 1435 UT Oct 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 25)

INDONESIA   9525.993  Voice of Indonesia, Cimanggis in Bahasa Indonesian
language around 1425-1430 UT Oct 25, S=9+20dB in Germany, endless politic
commentary. QRM by CRI Beijing in Russian 500 kW powerhouse on even 9525
kHz, on equal level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 25)

IRAN   Tentative B-13 for The Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran
VOIROI / IRIB winter schedule. 27 Oct 2013 - 29 March 2014.

ALBANIAN 0620-0720 13820kam 15490sir
         1820-1920  5925sir  9420kam
         2020-2120  5935sir  9655kam
ARABIC   0220-0520  7380kam  9810kam  9895zah  "Al-Quds TV"
         0520-0820 13780kam
         0520-1020 17820sir
         0520-1420 17840zah
         0820-1020 15630sir
         0820-1420 13750kam
         1020-1120 11760ahw 13620kam
         1020-1620 17500kam
         1420-1720  9870kam
         1620-0220  6060zah
         1720-2020  7285kam
ARMENIAN 0350-0320  6145sir  7300sir
         0920-0950 11825sir 15220sir
         1620-1720  5940kam  7230sir
AZERI    0320-0520  7260sir
         1420-1650  7360zah
BENGALI  1420-1520  7320sir  9620kam  11760kam
         1620-1750  7375kam  9740kam
BOSNIAN  0520-0620 13690kam 17540sir
[Se-Cr]  1720-1820  6140sir  9850kam
         2120-2220  5950sir  9590kam
CHINESE  1150-1250 15140kam 15360sir 15525kam 17560sir
         2320-0020  5915sir  6110sir  7325kam
DARI     0250-0620  9740kam 11740ahw
         0820-1150 15300kam
         0820-1420 13710ahw 13820ahw
         1150-1450  11620kam
ENGLISH  0320-0420  9710kam 11770sir  "Voice of Justice"
         1020-1120 21510kam 21640kam
         1520-1620 13785sir 15525kam
         1920-2020  6040kam  7325sir 13640sir 15460kam
FRENCH   0620-0720 17540kam 17865kam
         1820-1920  6080kam  7380sir 13620kam
GERMAN   0720-0820 15250kam 17690sir
         1720-1820  6205kam  7425sir
HAUSA    0650-0650 17810sir
         1120-1150 21520sir 21600sir
         1820-1920  7425kam  9570sir
HEBREW   0420-0450  9755kam 11780sir
         1150-1220 13740sir 15240kam
HINDI    0150-0250  9800sir 11740sir
         1420-1520  9800kam 12015sir
ITALIAN  0620-0720 15085kam 17660sir
         1920-1950  6135kam  7450sir
JAPANESE 1320-1420  9585sir 11600kam
         2050-2150  5965sir  7365sir
KAZAKH   0120-0220  6155sir  7430sir
         1520-1620  7380kam  9740sir
KURDISH  0420-0520  7350kam  9610sir  Sorrani  dialect
         1320-1620  5920kam           Kirmanji dialect
MALAY    1220-1320 15450kam 17715sir
         2220-2320  9445kam 11830sir
PASHTO   0220-0320  6065sir  7250kam
         0720-0820 11810sir 13730sir
         1220-1320  7435sir  9580zah
         1420-1520  Mashhad progr via Sirjan site deleted.
         1620-1720  6155sir  7345ahw
RUSSIAN  0250-0320  9510sir 11925kam
         0450-0520 11825kam 13680sir 17650sir 21600sir
         1420-1520  7340kam  9515ahw 11675sir
         1650-1750  3965kam  5920ahw
         1750-1850  6170kam  7305sir
         1920-2020  4005kam  7425sir
SPANISH  0020-0220  7420kam
         0220-0320  6010kam
         0520-0620 15310sir 15550kam
         2020-2120  6165kam  7450sir
SWAHILI  0350-0450 13680sir 15260sir
         0820-0920 21510kam 21640sir
         1720-1820  9515kam 11830sir
TAJIK    0050-0220  5950sir  7370kam
         1550-1720  6200sir  7435kam
TURKISH  0420-0550  6085kam  7400kam
         1550-1720  6175kam  7310kam
URDU     0120-0220  3965zah  5990ahw  6100kam
         1250-1420  9715sir 11720kam
         1520-1620  5940m Mashhad program via Sirjan site.
UZBEK    0220-0250  6175kam  7300sir
         1450-1550  6070kam  7350sir

Saut Falestin
"Voice of Islamic Palestinian Revolution"
ARABIC   0320-0420  7220kam  9500sir

IRIB German sce site shows still the summer schedule.

IRIB Russian, I note the present B-13 winter time schedule
<http://russian.irib.ir/glavnaya/chestotnoie-raspisanie>

IRIB Spanish, website has wrong link of Sept 2012
<http://spanish.irib.ir/home/frecuencias>
(IRIB via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23)

ISRAEL   15850.004  Israel forces radio Galei Zahal. Nice S=9+5dB signal
here into central Europe, observed around 0740 UT Oct 29, hefty nervous
phone-in discussion in Hebrew, and very weak propagation on 42 mb too,
6885.005 kHz at 0745 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

JAPAN   NHK World - Radio Japan - B-13 winter season file
27 Oct 2013 - 29 March 2014

[AFGHANISTAN/ASCENSION ISL/BANGLA DESH/BRAZIL/FRANCE/GERMANY/INDONESIA/
LITHUANIA/MADAGASCAR/PALAU/PALESTINE/RUSSIA/SINGAPORE/SOUTH AFRICA/
TAJIKISTAN/TANZANIA/UAE/U.K./USA/UZBEKISTAN]

Arabic
0600-0630 NE/ME 11975iss
2100-2130 NE    87.8 MHz Ramallah in Palestine.

Bengali
1300-1345 swAS 12035uzb
1500-1545 swAS 104 MHz Dhaka + 6 other cities in Bangla Desh.

Burmese
1030-1100 seAS 11740sng
1430-1500 seAS 11740sng
2340-2400 seAS 13650

Chinese
0900-0930 AS   6090
1200-1230 AS   6090
1300-1330 AS/seAS 6190
1400-1430 AS   6190
1530-1600 seAS 9575
2230-2250 AS   9560

English
0500-0530 SoAF      9770iss
0500-0530 AF/EU    13640uae
1000-1030 OC/Hawaii 9625
1100-1130 EUR   9760wof, Fridays only in DRM digital mode
1200-1230 seAS 11740sng
1400-1430 AS   11695uzb
1400-1430 seAS 11925pal
1800-1830 CeAF/SoEU 11800mey

French
0530-0600 WeAF 11730iss
0530-0600 CeAF 13840mdg
2030-2100 WeAF 11850mdg

Hindi
0100-0130 swAS 11590uzb
1430-1515 swAS 15720mdg

Indonesian
1115-1200 seAS  9625pal
1315-1400 seAS 11925pal
1406-1451 INS  89.2 MHz Jakarta, + 35 other cities in Indonesia.
2130-2200 seAS  6075

Japanese
0200-0400 Ce/SoAM    5960iss
0200-0400 ME/NE/NoAF 9620nau
0200-0500 AS        15195
0200-0500 SoWeAS    15590
0200-0500 seAS      17810
0700-0800 FE Russia 11710
0800-0900 seAS      17585
0800-1000 Ce-SoAM   12015asc
0800-1000 We/CeAF   15290iss
0800-1700 AS         9750
0900-1500 seAS      11815
1500-1700 AF/swAS/SoAS 12045sng
1700-1800 Ce-SoAM     9835asc
1700-1900 EU/SoAF    11945iss
1700-1900 AF/NE/ME   15445nau
1900-2100 NE/ME/NoAF  9670
1900-2100 NE/ME/NoAF 15130iss
2000-2100 OC          9625
2100-2300 AS         11665
2100-2400 AS/CeAS/ME 11910

Korean
0915-0945 EaAS  9700
1130-1200 EaAS  6090
1230-1300 EaAS  6190
1330-1400 EaAS  6190
1430-1500 EaAS  6190
2209-2230 EaAS  9560

Persian
0400-0430 NE/ME 11730uzb
1430-1500 NE/ME 13725iss   88.0MHz Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan.
1630-1700 NE/ME MW927tjk

Portuguese
0900-0930 SoAM   6195usa
2030-2100 SoAM  MW1370sao  94.1 MHz Brasilia
2130-2200 SoAM  17540usa

Russian
0330-0400 EU    MW738msk   MW1386sit
0430-0500 EU    5910sit
0530-0600 EaAS 11710
1100-1130 EaAS  6090
1130-1200 EU    9760wof, Fris only in DRM mode.
1600-1630 EU/ME MW738msk   MW927tjk
1730-1800 EU    MW1386sit

Spanish
0400-0430 SoAM    5910iss  6195usa
0930-1000 Ce-SoAM 6195usa

Swahili
0315-0400 EaAF  7395mdg
1729-1800 EaAF 13730mdg
1730-1800 EaAF Dar es Salaam 94.6 MHz + 22 other cities in Tanzania

Thai
1130-1200 seAS 11740sng
1230-1300 seAs 11740sng
2259-2320 seAS 13650

Urdu
1515-1600 swAS  13870uae
1700-1745 swAS  MW927tjk

Vietnamese
1100-1130 seAS 11740sng
1300-1330 seAS 11740sng
2320-2340 seAS 13650

Relays:
asc Ascension Island
iss Issoudun, France
mdg Madagascar
mey Meyerton AFS
msk Moscow, Russia
nau Nauen, Germany
pal Palau, Pacific {HBN site}
sao Sao Paulo, Brazil
sit Sitkunai, Lithuania
sng Kranji, Singapore
tjk Dushanbe, Tajikistan
uae Al Dhabbaya, UAE
usa Furman, SC-USA {HRI site}
uzb Tashkent, Uzbekistan
wof Woofferton UK

URL:
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/radio/shortwave/frequencies.pdf>

(NHK Radio Japan, via Andreas Volk-D  ADDX Club Munich Germany,
updated and transformed by wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23)

KOREA D.P.R.   DPRK Pyongyang - an updated schedule of last winter season
of Voice of Korea, now adapted into B-13 schedule.

Arabic
1500-1557  9890 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1500-1557 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1700-1757  9890 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1700-1757 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME

Chinese
0300-0357 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0300-0357 15105 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0500-0557  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0500-0557  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0500-0557  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0600-0657 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0600-0657 15106 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0800-0857  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0800-0857  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1100-1157  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1100-1157  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1300-1357  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1300-1357  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
2100-2157  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2100-2157  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2100-2157  9875 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2100-2157 11635 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2200-2257  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2200-2257  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2200-2257  9875 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2200-2257 11635 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN

German
1600-1657  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1600-1657  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1800-1857  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1800-1857  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1900-1957  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1900-1957  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR

English
0400-0457  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0400-0457  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0400-0457  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0400-0457 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0400-0457 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0400-0457 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0500-0557 15105 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0600-0657  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0600-0657  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0600-0657  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1000-1057  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1000-1057  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1000-1057  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1000-1057  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1300-1357  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1300-1357 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1300-1357  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1300-1357 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1500-1557  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1500-1557 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1500-1557  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1500-1557 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657  9890 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1600-1657 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1800-1857  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1800-1857 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1900-1957  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1900-1957 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1900-1957  9875 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1900-1957 11635 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2100-2157  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2100-2157 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR

French
0400-0457 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0400-0457 15105 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
0600-0657 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0600-0657 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0600-0657 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1100-1157  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1100-1157  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1457  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1400-1457 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1400-1457  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1400-1457 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1600-1657 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1600-1657  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1600-1657 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1800-1857  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1800-1857 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
1800-1857  9875 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
1800-1857 11635 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2000-2057  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2057 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR

Japanese, and MW 621 kHz
0700-0757  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
0700-0757  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0700-0757  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0800-0850  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
0800-0850  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0800-0850  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0900-0957  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
0900-0957  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
0900-0957  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
0900-0957  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1000-1050  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
1000-1050  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1000-1050  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1000-1050  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1100-1157  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
1100-1157  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1100-1157  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1100-1157  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1200-1250  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
1200-1250  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN
1200-1250  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
1200-1250  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2100-2150  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
2100-2150  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2100-2150  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2200-2257  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
2200-2257  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2200-2257  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2300-2350  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to JPN
2300-2350  7580 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN
2300-2350  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN

Korean - Pyongyang Broadcasting Station
0300-0350  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0300-0350  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0300-0350  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0700-0757  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0700-0757  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0900-0950  9875 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0900-0950 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0900-0950 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0900-0950 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1000-1050  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1000-1050  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1200-1257  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1200-1257  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1300-1357  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1300-1357  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR

Korean - Korean Central Broadcasting Station
0900-0950  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
0900-0950  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
1200-1250  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1200-1250  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1200-1250  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1200-1250  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1450  6185 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1400-1450  9850 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS
1700-1750  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1700-1750 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM
1700-1750  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1700-1750 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2050  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2050  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2000-2050  7210 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
2000-2050 11910 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to SoAF
2000-2050  9875 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2000-2050 11635 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME
2300-2350  7235 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2300-2350  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS
2300-2350  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2300-2350 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2300-2350  9875 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN
2300-2350 11635 KUJ 200 kW 271 deg to CHN

Russian
0700-0757  9875 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0700-0757 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0700-0757 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0700-0757 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0800-0857  9875 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0800-0857 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS
0800-0857 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
0800-0857 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1400-1457  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1400-1457  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1500-1557  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1500-1557  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1700-1757  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR
1700-1757  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR

Spanish
0300-0357 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0300-0357 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0300-0357 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
0500-0557 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM
1900-1957  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
1900-1957 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2200-2257  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR
2200-2257 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR

KNG Kanggye
KUJ Kujang
PYO Pyongyang
(via Arnulf Piontek-D, A-DX via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 23)

MACEDONIA   810  English newscasts observed on Macedonian Radio domestic
radio.

Macedonian Radio's main domestic service, Radio Skopje, has been observed
airing news bulletins in English after some of their hourly newscasts in
Macedonian. These were noted at 0703, 1203 and 1505 UT on 24 Oct, and
varied in duration between 2 to 5 minutes. The service identifies in
English as "Macedonian National Radio".

Radio Skopje is broadcast on several FM frequencies and a high-powered
(1200 kW) mediumwave transmitter on 810 kHz - this MW channel opts out to
carry their external service Radio Macedonia in various Balkan languages
during the evening and early morning hours. The service is also available
on a live audio stream via the radiomk.com web portal.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld Oct 24)

MALAYSIA   5964.7  R. Klasik FM via RTM, Kajang, at 1613-1623 UT on 20
Oct, malaio, cancoes; 23431, QRM adjacente.

7295 Traxx FM via RTM, Kajang, at 1610-1824 UT on 20 Oct, ingles,
conversa, musica pop'; 45433.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld Oct 20)

5964.704  exact odd frequency RTM Klasik Nasional progr, interview of lady
in Malay, S=9+20db on Ceylon remote SDR post at 1755 UT Oct 22. Other
Malaysians stronger 7295 and 9835 kHz are both on exact even frequency.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 22)

MOLDOVA   11600.0 Denge Kurdistan.
Ludo scheint sein brokered "Denge Kurdistan" Programm zuletzt von der
langjaehrig genutzten 11510 auf 11600 kHz in B-13 Saison hinweg
registriert zu haben.

Kann sein, dass um 1600 UT ein Wechsel hinunter ins 40 mb auf

7390 kHz 1600-2000 UT 39,40 KCH 300kW 116degr Kurdish MDA BRB
stattfindet ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

Re: 11600.0  UNID like Turkish lang family singer, (Turk folks lang),
rather Afghan / Iran target ... S=9+30 dB powerhouse at 0708 UT Oct 29.

Denge Kurdistan in Kurdish to ME, nothing on 11510 kHz anymore, late
change of 11510 Grigoriopol Maiac, Moldova broadcast to
11600 kHz instead, S=9+25 ... +30dB at 0720 UT Oct 29.

11600 kHz 0400-2000 UT Denge Kurdistan to zones 39,40 KCH=Kichinev soviet
call fake, 300kW at 116 degrees, Kurdish MDA BRB BRB

Other BRB Ludo Maes' outlets:
BRB  B13  -  these are data from my archive, something different:

 9940 R.MIRAYA FM 0300-0600 Arabic/En 300 180 Grigoriopol MDA BRB UNMISS

11510 Denge Kurdistan 0400-2000 Kurdish 300 116 Grigoriopol MDA BRB
rather now on 11600 kHz !

11570 Suab Xaa Moo Zoo 1130-1200 Hmong-Blue 100 250 Taipei TWN HCM BRB
 9930 Que Me 1200-1230 Fris only Vietn.  100 318 HBN Palau PLW USA BRB
 9960 The Khmer Post R 1200-1300 Khmer 100 270 HBN Palau PLW USA BRB
12115 The Disco Palace 1530-1630 English DRM 100 79 Issoudun F BRB BRB
17870 R Xoriyo Ogaden* 1600-1630 Mo/Fr Somali 50 195 Kostinbrod OGM BRB
17870 R Inyabutatu  1700-1800 Sat Kinyarwanda  50 195 Kostinbrod RPRK BRB
15245 Radio Assenna 1700-1800 Mon Tigrinya     50 195 Kostinbrod DAS BRB
15360 ESAT Radio    1700-1800 Sat Amharic      50 195 Kostinbrod BRB BRB
15365 Mon, 15370 Wed, 15375 Fri, 15380 Sun, 15385 Tue, 15390 Thur.
 7530 Suab Xaa Moo Zoo 2230-2300 Hmong-Blue 100 250 Taipei TWN HCM BRB

* also
17630 R Xoriyo 1600-1630 Tue/Sat Multi 500kW 130deg Issoudun F OGM MBR

OGM NGO [RHU Radio Huriyo Xoriyo Ogaden]
        <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization>
        <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_non_gouvernementale>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

PNG    QSL from Radio Sandaun.

Radio Sandaun (Radio West Sepik, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea on 3205  kHz)
verified my reception report ($2 enclosed) dated April 19, 2011 after 2.5
years by kind letter. Verification signer was Mr. Richard Ali, Director
Provincial Radio.

According to the letter, the station broadcasts on 3205 kHz (10 kW) at
1700-2400 local time (0700-1400 UT) in Tok Pisin and English to 180,000
population in West Sepik.

He also informed me of the names of radio presenters of the program I
received, and all 12 radio staffs at present.

Address:   P.O.Box 37, Vanimo 551, Papua New Guinea.
Telephone: +675 857 1149/1144/1112
FAX:       +675 857 1305
E-mail:    <alirichard18 @ yahoo.com>
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

RUSSIA   VoRussia English heard at 0755 UT Oct 29 on triplet

21799.990 Irkutsk site outlet, and stronger on both Novosibirsk outlets of
21820 and 21840 kHz towards Pacific, AUS + NZL.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

RUSSIA   {TATARSTAN outlet}  on very odd frequency 9895.138 kHz.

04.10-05.00 11790 NVS (towards Vladivostok, Far East Russia)
06.10-07.00  9895 NVS (towards Moscow, western Russia)
08.10-09.00 12095 ARM (towards Kaliningrad, western Russia, Baltics)

Seldom seen odd frequency of Russian transmitter sites, this Oct 29
morning 0610 to 0700 UT Novosibirsk on odd frequency offset of +138 Hertz.
Also negative, a lot of 60 second lasting audio feed BREAKS between Kazan,
Tatarstan and Novosibirsk transmitter center happened this morning. The
carrier at Novosibirsk kept on air all the time continously.

R Tatarstan Kazan with morning prayer in Tatar at 0615 UT, followed sung
by seldom heard mixture by female your lady pop singer, better signal
S=9+30dB in Germany, than in Moscow, Finland, Sweden, and Italy..., which
were at S=9 up to S=9+15dB. Male announcer at 0627 UT.

re 0810-0900 UT 12095 ARM (towards Kaliningrad, western Russia, Baltics).

0810-0900 UT 12095 kHz - OUT OF SERVICE today at Krasnodar Armavir
Tbilisskaya site, nothing from Kazan heard on air at all.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

QSL Kazan Tatarstan - And I got a nice response pretty quickly from
Mr. Ildus Ibatullin, QSL-Manager
<qsl-manager @ rambler.ru>
(Bruce Jensen-USA?, dxld Oct 29)

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia - Frequency timetable Russian service
"Voice of Russia" in the winter period. In force until 31 December 2013
inclusive. Time UTC.

for the Middle East
0000-0300, 1400-2300 - 1503 kHz (Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 500 kW)
0100-0500, 1400-0000 - 1395 kHz (Gavar, Armenia 500 kW)
1600-1900            - 6110 kHz (Oyash, Novosibirsk region,  250 kW)
1600-2200            - 1170 kHz (Tbilisi, Krasnodar region, 1200 kW)

for Belarus
1600-1900, 2100-2300 - 999 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)

the Caucasus region
0100-0000            - 1395 kHz (Gavar, Armenia 500 kW)
0400-0500, 1300-2000 -  171 kHz (Tbilisi, Krasnodar region, 1200 kW)
0600-1200, 1300-0500 -  657 kHz (Grozny, Chechnya, 50 kW)

for the CIS countries in Central Asia
0000-2300 -  1503 kHz (Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 500 kW)
0200-0400 -  9790 kHz (Moscow, 250 kW)
1200-1600 - 12055 kHz (Moscow, 250 kW)
1300-1900 -  1026 kHz (Oyash, Novosibirsk region, 500 kW)
1600-1900 -  6110 kHz (Oyash, Novosibirsk region, 250 kW)
1700-1900 -  9790 kHz (Moscow, 250 kW)

for the Baltic States
1600-1700, 1800-2100 - 1143 kHz (Bolshakovo, Kaliningrad region,  150 kW)
1800-2200            - 1215 kHz (Bolshakovo, Kaliningrad region, 1200 kW)

for Europe
0400-0600            - 1548 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)
0600-0900, 1900-2100 -  693 kHz (Oranienburg, Germany, 125 kW)
0800-0900, 1200-1400 - 9625 kHz DRM MDI second channel
                                (Bolshakovo, Kaliningrad region,  15 kW)
1600-1700, 1800-2100 - 1143 kHz (Bolshakovo, Kaliningrad region, 150 kW)
1600-1900, 2100-2300 -  999 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)
1800-2000            - 1413 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)

for Ukraine and Moldova
0400-0800 - 1548 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova , 500 kW)
0500-1900, 2100-2300 - 999 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)
1800-2000 - 1413 kHz (Grigoriopol, Moldova, 500 kW)

Source "Radiopanorama" ("The World Radio Network") for 26 Oct 2013.
Location of transmitters and power added me.
(Alexander Dyadischev-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx, RUSdx Oct 27)

Voice of Russia B-13. English. THE VOICE OF RUSSIA WORLD SERVICE
October 27, 2013 - March 29, 2014. Time (UTC) / Frequencies (kHz)

Africa
18.00-19.00 - 11985

Asia
01.00-02.00 - 801
07.00-08.00 - 21840, 21820, 21800, 12015
08.00-09.00 - 21840, 21820, 21800, 15745, 12015
09.00-10.00 - 21820, 21800, 15745, 6075, 648
10.00-11.00 - 15745, 12035*, 6075
11.00-12.00 - 12035*, 9560, 6075
12.00-13.00 - 12075, 9560, 5885
13.00-14.00 - 12075, 9560
14.00-15.00 - 12075, 9560, 6115, 4960, 648
15.00-16.00 - 5900, 4960
16.00-17.00 - 6180, 5955, 5900, 5885, 4960, 801
17.00-18.00 - 6180, 5955, 5900, 4960, 801

Australia and New Zealand
06.00-10.00 - 21820, 21800

Middle East
01.00-02.00 - 927, 801, 648
02.00-03.00 - 972, 927, 648
03.00-04.00 - 1314, 972, 927, 648
04.00-05.00 - 1314
12.00-13.00 - 972
13.00-14.00 - 927
14.00-15.00 - 6235, 4960, 648
15.00-16.00 - 11985, 4960, 927
16.00-17.00 - 4960, 801
17.00-18.00 - 4960, 801, 648
18.00-19.00 - 11985, 4960, 927, 801, 648

Europe
06.00-08.00 - 11635*
08.00-10.00 - 11635*, 9625*
10.00-14.00 - 9625*

Latin America
22.00-00.00 - 9395

This schedule is subject to change without prior notice
Read more <http//voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/frequencies/>

Radio Rossii. The list of programs.
<http//www.radiorus.ru/section.html?rid=5892>
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx")
*
Radio Russia replaced its traditional frequency 9840 kHz at 6095 kHz in
0400-0700. So in the morning they should be heard without starting
failures in passing. The rest of the winter frequency seems to be
unchanged.
(Alexander Egorov, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx, RUSdx Oct 27)

RUSSIA   After their reduction annmt on Moscow Russia winter schedule on
LW and MW frequency range, I checked local Moscow outlets

19.30 UTC/21.30 CESummerT, 00.30 Moscow local time
only LW 261 and 738 kHz on air.

At daytime now at 08.20 UTC/09.20 CET - 13.20 Moscow local time.
 611 S=9+55dB
 738 S=9+55dB
 810 S=9+30dB
 846 S=9+40dB
1134 S=9+40dB
LW 261 S=9+55dB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

SOLOMON ISL   5019.88  SIBC, Honiara, at 0853-0901 UT on Oct 03, hit
songs in Solomon Islands(?), now in Japan it's possible to receive
well at this time, 34333.
(Tomoaki Wagai-JPN, dswci DXW Oct 16 direct and via dxld)

9545  Solomon Islands Broadcasting adds to shortwave.

Many thanks to David Ricquish of the Radio Heritage Foundation for this
tip. David writes:
"Solomon Islands Broadcasting has reactivated its daytime shortwave
transmitter on 9545 kHz from 2000-0500 UT daily for those who like to
chase rare shortwave radio stations."

Indeed, this will be challenging DX for much of the world. I imagine the
maximum output power will "only" be 10 kilowatts or so-enough power to
cover the Solomon Islands, but not enough for reliable global coverage.
Still, this is the type of DX station I love to chase.
(The SWLing Post, Oct 28)

Solomon Islands Broadcasting. Thanks for following info
9545 kHz 2300-2330 UT  43S,49 BOC 100 293 Multi PHL FEC

From 2318 UT I heard talk in South East Asian by YL followed by song by
male. Before off on 2330 UT stn email address @yahoo.co.xx and also www.
hard to get details due to noise.
(Tony-INS, dxld Oct 28)

At 2127 UT Oct 28 noted a poor signal string on Perseus SDR screen, but no
audio traced on Tokyo remote post, of course on odd 9543.372 kHz. (wb.)

SPAIN/CHINA   REE Madrid B13 winter schedule.

<http://programasdx.com/ree_b13.html>

<http://programasdx.com/principal_archivos/frecuencias_ree_b13.pdf>
<http://programasdx.com/principal_archivos/frecuencias_ree_b13.doc>
(Jose Bueno-ESP, via hcdx Oct 25)

SPAIN/CHINA   REE Madrid B-13 winter schedule:

AREA
FRECUENCIA  HORA UTC IDIOMA PERIODICIDAD

EUROPA
 9780 0500-0900 ESPANOL Diaria
15585 0900-1100 ESPANOL Diaria  DRM mode
13720 1100-1300 ESPANOL Diaria  DRM mode
15585 1500-1700 ESPANOL Domingo DRM mode
15585 1600-1700 ESPANOL Sabado
11755 1700-1730 RUSO    Lunes a Viernes
 7275 1700-2300 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
 9665 1800-1900 FRANCES Lunes a Viernes
 9665 1900-2000 INGLES  Lunes a Viernes
 6125 2200-2300 INGLES  Sabado y Domingo
 5970 2300-2400 FRANCES Sabado y Domingo

ORIENTE MEDIO
{11895 0500-0700 ESPANOL deleted now ! wb.}
21610 1100-1700 ESPANOL Diaria
15385 1425-1455 SEFARDI Lunes
21610 1700-1900 ARABE   Diaria
12030 1900-2000 FRANCES Domingo
 9605 2000-2100 FRANCES Lunes a Viernes

AFRICA
21540 1100-1500 ESPANOL Diaria
15385 1500-1700 ESPANOL Lunes a Sabado
17755 1500-2200 ESPANOL Domingo
17755 1700-1900 ESPANOL Lunes a Viernes
17755 1700-2200 ESPANOL Sabado
 9590 1900-2000 FRANCES Sabado
 7265 1900-2100 ARABE   Lunes a Viernes
 9605 1900-2000 INGLES  Lunes a Viernes
15385 1900-2000 PORTUGUESE Lunes a Viernes  NEW language service to AF
 7265 2000-2200 ARABE   Sabado y Domingo
 9570 2000-2100 FRANCES Lunes a Viernes
11625 2200-2300 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
 7265 2200-2300 ESPANOL Diaria

FILIPINAS (Desde Beijing China 500 kW powerhouse)
11910 1200-1400 ESPANOL  Diaria

AMERICA DEL SUR
11780 0115-0145 SEFARDI Martes [colliding with RNB Brasilia, maybe]
11795 0115-0145 SEFARDI Martes [instead acc HFCC entry, wb.]
17715 1500-1900 ESPANOL   Lunes a Viernes
17715 1700-1900 ESPANOL   Sabado y Domingo
11680 2100-2200 PORTUGUES Lunes a Viernes
{6125 2300-0600 ESPANOL Diaria tentat. also covered SoAM, wb.}
 9620 2300-0500 ESPANOL Diaria

AMERICA CENTRO SUR
17595 1200-1500 ESPANOL Lunes a Viernes
17595 1200-1700 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
11940 1900-2300 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
 6125 2300-0600 ESPANOL Diaria {I guess not 6055 kHz, wb.}

AMERICA CENTRAL
21630 1300-1600 ESPANOL Lunes a Viernes
21630 1300-1700 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
17850 1700-2300 ESPANOL Sabado y Domingo
17850 1900-2200 ESPANOL Lunes a Viernes
{6125 2300-0600 ESPANOL Diaria tentat. also covered CeAM, wb.}
 9535 2300-0600 ESPANOL Diaria

AMERICA DEL NORTE
 6055 0000-0100 INGLES  Diaria
{6055 0100-0200 ESPANOL Diaria, tentatively?, wb.}
 9690 0415-0445 SEFARDI Martes
 6055 2300-0000 FRANCES Diaria

Cariari COSTA RICA relay site to be ceased operation on Oct 26, 2013 for
ever.
(REE via Jose Bueno-ESP  <redactoraer @ yahoo.es>
<http://programasdx.com/>
<http://programasdx.com/ree_b13.html>
<http://programasdx.com/principal_archivos/frecuencias_ree_b13.pdf>
<http://programasdx.com/principal_archivos/frecuencias_ree_b13.doc>
via hcdx Oct 25; transformed by wb. WWDXC TopNews Oct 25)

SRI LANKA   11905  QSL - SLBC via TRINCOMALEE 11905 kHz. Full-data "Up
Country Railway to Badulla" card in 17 days for a report to Victor
Goonetilleke. Since my interests include railroads, I sent Victor an e-
mail thanking him for his card selection.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer Oct 23)

SUDAN/CHINA   7205  One odd and one even frequency station hit each other
at 1440 UT Oct 25. I guess Omdurman Sudan is on real even frequency, but
the odd signal originate from PBS Xinjiang CNR13 via older 50 kW
installation at Urumchi Tibet, real in Uighur language, scheduled 14-18
UT. Rarely a Chinese station is odd frequency these days, but this lower
domestic broadcast via older gear is really on 7204.983 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 25)

TAIWAN   9624.907  Odd frequency outlet sce of RTI Taiwan Vietnamese
service, S=7-8 fair here in Germany in autumn propagation condition. At
1420 UT on Oct 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 25)

TERRIBLEST SIGNALS   PAKISTAN  Oct 29 at 0830-1100 UT, on 11580, 15800 kHz
Pakistan, hoerenswert, 73 wb - man goennt sich ja sonst nix,

und wird nur noch von dem AZERI Sender uebertroffen,

and AZERBAIJAN too ... und auf 9671 bis 9682 kHz spratzelt dieser komische
AZERI Sender mit einem moslemischen Gesang breitbandig herum, um 0848 UT
Oct 29.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

TURKEY    Winter B-13 schedule for Voice of Turkey Ankara
Shortwave Broadcasting Schedule of VOICE OF TURKEY Radio
between 27 Oct 2013 and 29 March 2014 dates

kHz      UTC     tx  kW deg language    target
 6000 0100-0300 EMR 500  72 TURKISH     AS
 9410 0200-0300 EMR 500 252 SPANISH     AMs/SoEUR
 9650 0200-0300 EMR 500 290 SPANISH     NoWeAF/AMs/SoEUR

 9460 0300-0400 EMR 500  72 UYGHUR      AS
 7240 0400-0500 EMR 500 138 ENGLISH     AS
 9655 0400-0500 EMR 500 335 ENGLISH     AMs/EUR
 9700 0500-0700 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR/AM
 9820 0500-0700 EMR 250 138 TURKISH     AS

11925 0700-1000 EMR 500  97 TURKISH     AS
15480 0700-1300 EMR 500 120 TURKISH     AF/AS
15350 0700-1400 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR/AM

11835 0800-0900 EMR 250  72 AZERBAIJAN  AS
11795 0930-1100 EMR 500 105 PERSIAN     AS

11955 1000-1100 EMR 500 210 ARABIC      AF/AS
15360 1100-1130 EMR 500  32 TATAR       AS
 9840 1100-1200 EMR 250  72 GEORGIAN    AS
13625 1130-1200 EMR 500  72 UZBEK       AS

 7245 1200-1230 EMR 250 290 BULGARIAN   EUR
11805 1200-1300 EMR 500  72 CHINESE     AS
17755 1230-1330 EMR 500 310 GERMAN      EUR
11965 1300-1330 EMR 250  72 TURKMEN     AS
11985 1300-1400 EMR 500  92 URDU        AS
12035 1330-1430 EMR 500 310 ENGLISH     EUR/AM
13685 1330-1430 EMR 500  72 UYGHUR      AS

 9410 1400-1500 EMR 250  20 RUSSIAN     AS/EUR
11815 1400-1700 EMR 250 300 TURKISH     EUR/AM
 9785 1430-1500 EMR 500  62 KAZAKH      AS
 6185 1500-1530 EMR 500 290 ITALIAN     EUR
 9665 1500-1600 EMR 250 150 ARABIC      AF/AS
15200 1500-1600 EMR 500 252 ARABIC      AF/SoEUR

 9530 1600-1700 EMR 500 105 PERSIAN     AS
11680 1600-1730 EMR 250  92 DARI-PASHTO AS
 5965 1630-1730 EMR 500  90 AZERBAIJAN  AS

 5980 1700-2200 EMR 250 310 TURKISH     EUR
 6120 1700-2200 EMR 500 150 TURKISH     AF/AS
11730 1730-1830 EMR 500 105 ENGLISH     AS/AUS/NZL
 9495 1730-1830 EMR 250 270 SPANISH     AF/EUR
 9620 1830-1930 EMR 500 180 FRENCH      AF
 7205 1830-1930 EMR 250 310 GERMAN      EUR
 6050 1930-2030 EMR 250 290 ENGLISH     AMs/EUR
 5970 2030-2130 EMR 500 290 FRENCH      EUR
 6050 2030-2130 EMR 500 247 FRENCH      NoAF/CeAF/WeAF
 9610 2130-2230 EMR 500 105 ENGLISH     AS/AUS/NZL
 5960 2300-2400 EMR 500 310 ENGLISH     EUR
(HFCC transformed to time sorted form file by wb.
wwdxc BC-DX TopNews  Oct 23)

USA   13570  QSL - PILIPINAS DX NEWS via AWR "WAVESCAN" via WINB 13570
kHz. Full-data color "Maningning Island, Antique, Philippines" beach scene
card in 7 months from Engineer Henry L. Umadhay for a report to Pilipinas
DX, San Pedro, San Jose, Antique, Philippines 5700.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer Oct 23)

USA   [non]  B-13 RFA Daily Broadcast Frequencies.
GERMANY/KUWAIT/LITHUANIA/TINIAN MARIANA ISL/MONGOLIA/PALAU/RUSSIA/
SAIPAN/SRI LANKA/TAIWAN/TAJIKISTAN/UAE

All times in UTC.
Some Cantonese and Mandarin broadcast from Tinian, Mariana Isl. vary in
Frequency from day to day of the week.

Burmese (4 hours daily)
0030-0130 12115IRA  15700TIN  17835TIN
1230-1330 11795TIN  12105SAI  13735TIN
1330-1400 11795IRA  12105SAI  13735TIN
1400-1430 11795KWT  12105SAI
1630-1730  9940TIN

Cantonese (2 hours daily) - TIN hopping on different days ...
1400-1500  7330TINSuTuThSa ?7475/7555TINMoWeFr  9705SAI
          13630TINSu  13765TINMoWe     13785TINTuFr   13855TINThSa
2200-2300  7250TINMoWeFr  7330TINTuTh   7510TINSaSu   9780SAISu
           9785SAITuFr    9795SAIMoWe   9815SAIThSa  11550TINMoWe
          11565TINTuFr   11585TINThSa  11600TINSu

Khmer (2 hours daily)
1230-1330 15160TIN  17735SAI
2230-2330  5885IRA  11850SAI

Korean (5 hours daily)
1500-1700   648RAZ   5855TIN   7210IRK  11585TIN
1700-1900   648RAZ   5855TIN   9720IRA
2100-2200   648RAZ   7460MNG   9385TIN  11995TIN

Lao (2 hours daily)
0000-0100 15690TIN  17770SAI
1100-1200  9325IRA  15120SAI

Mandarin (12 hours daily) - TIN hopping on different days ...
0300-0400 13710TIN  15665SAI  17880TIN  21540TIN
          TIN hopping: 21755Sun  21765Mon  21775Tue  21785Wed
          21700Thur  21710Fri  21745Sat
          Wed only 11980TIN. excWed 11980TJK
0400-0500 13710TIN  15665SAI  17880TIN  21540TIN
          TIN hopping: 21765Sun  21775Mon  21785Tue  21700Wed
          21710Thur  21745Fri  21755Sat
          Wed only 11980TIN. excWed 11980TJK
0500-0600 13710TIN  15565SAI  17880TIN  21540TIN
          TIN hopping: 21775Sun  21785Mon  21700Tue  21710Wed
          21745Thur  21755Fri  21765Sat
          Wed only 11980TIN. excWed 11980TJK
0600-0700 13710TIN  15150TIN  15665SAI  17880TIN  21540TIN
          Wed only 11980TIN. excWed 11980TJK
1500-1600  6025TIN   7445TIN   9605SAI   9790SAI   9905PAL  11945TJK
          13725TIN
1600-1700  6020TIN   7415TIN   7445TIN   9455SAI   9605SAI   9905PAL
          11945TJK  13725TIN
1700-1800  6020TIN   7415TIN   7445TIN   9355SAI   9455SAI   9905PAL
          11945TJK  11965TIN
1800-1900  6025TIN   7385TAI-TWN   7415TIN   7445TIN   9355SAI   9455SAI
           9905TIN  11790SAI  11945TJK  11965TIN
1900-2000  1098KOU-TWN   5860TIN   6025TIN   6095TIN   7385TAI-TWN
           9355SAI   9455SAI   9875PAL   9905TIN  11790SAI  11945TJK
2000-2100  1098KOU-TWN   5860TIN   6025TIN   6095TIN   7355TAI-TWN
           7495TIN   9355SAI   9455SAI   9875PAL  11945TJK
2100-2200  1098KOU-TWN   6025TIN   6095TIN   7355TAI-TWN     7495TIN
           9355SAI   9455SAI   9875PAL  11945TJK
2300-0000  7540TJK   9585SAI   9825TIN  11775TIN  11975SAI  15550TIN

Tibetan (10 hours daily)
0100-0200  9670TJK  11695UAE  13620KWT  15610TIN  17730MNG
0200-0300  9670TJK   9700KWT  11695UAE  15520TIN  17730MNG
0600-0700 17515TJK  17675KWT  21610TIN  21695UAE
1000-1100  9690SIT  15140LAM  17810BIB-Fri only!
1100-1200  7470MNG   9350TJK  11545KWT  15375UAE
1200-1400  7470MNG   9350TJK  11590KWT  13625TIN  15375TJK
1500-1600  5825TJK   9955TIN  11640KWT  11865UAE
2200-2300  6005TIN   7470TJK   9835LAM
2300-0000  6010UAE   7470TJK   7550KWT   9875SIT

Uyghur (2 hours daily)
0100-0200  7480TJK   9480KWT   9645UAE   9690UAE  17805TIN
1600-1700  5830TJK   7310IRA   9725UAE  12015SAI

Vietnamese (2 hours daily)
0000-0030 ?9920TIN  11605TSH-TWN  11805TIN  15170TIN
1400-1430  1503FAO-TWN
1400-1500 11605TSH-TWN  12130IRA  13735SAI  15310TIN
2300-2400  1503FAO-TWN
2330-2400  9920TIN  11605TSH-TWN  11805TIN  15170TIN
(Radio Free Asia, via William Hague-UK  NWDXC Oct 23)

VIETNAM   new frequency 9635.75, VOV-1 Son Tay, at 1232 UT on Oct 28. Had
recently checked here and found them on their former 9635.0, so perhaps
now using a different tx here? // 5975 // 7210 kHz. Unable to hear the
normally heard // 7435.5 kHz, so perhaps is that tx?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Oct 28)

Hi dear Ron,
this morning Oct 29 1120 UT noted VoVTN on 9635.731 kHz, and also 7210.0
kHz, but nothing noted from Son Tay on 7435v kHz maybe totally OFF
service, only a poor signal string on 7433.411 kHz, but latter seemingly
something else, but not VTN.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 29)

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Reductions in SW/MW output by international broadcasters.

Sean Gilbert just posted on the WRTH F_B group:

I have just been looking at the reductions in SW/MW output by
international broadcasters ans SW output by domestic broadcasters (where
possible) in a language-by-language form. I have been keeping records of
the top 19 languages used by broadcasters, since the B10 season, and I can
see a reduction in output on 18 of those 19 languages. The only language
to show an increase is Tibetan.

The languages that have suffered the most reduction (since the B10 season)
are:
#1  German     (-53%);
#2  Russian    (-49.6%);
#3  Farsi      (-48.8%);
#4  Spanish    (-45.7%);
#5  Portuguese (-43.7%);
#6  Indonesian (-36.9%);
#7  French     (-32%);
#8  English    (-31.2%);
#9  Arabic     (-28.5%)
#10 Vietnamese (-22.5%)

This is based on the schedules we use in WRTH and, as the data is
processed in the same manner each season, this does give a reasonable
portrayal of the situation. In contrast to this, Chinese is only down by -
5% and Korean 1.1%, while Tibetan is UP 7.3%. The Far East languages, to
be fair, tend to have a much slower decline than the more Westerly
languages. The table below shows the top languages in order of popularity
(i.e. frequency of use). Chinese is the language that stands out as being
the one with a noticeably slower decline. This is borne out when you tune
the SW broadcast bands! I will fill in the B13 data after WRTH has been
published. The table is tabbed, but FB doesn't do wonders for formatting

Language   B10  A11  B11  A12  B12  A13 B13 last fm B10 % change
English   1384 1251 1230 1150 1127  953 -   -431        -31.14%
Chinese    736  711  749  737  749  699 -   - 37        - 5.03%
Spanish    477  434  383  332  296  259 -   -218        -45.70%
Russian    456  424  328  281  274  230 -   -226        -49.56%
French     357  331  315  281  256  243 -   -114        -31.93%
Arabic     323  288  298  274  251  231 -   - 92        -28.48%
Portuguese 252  213  187  167  157  142 -   -110        -43.65%
German     219  224  143  122  118  103 -   -116        -52.97%
Korean     177  162  172  176  180  175 -   -  2        - 1.13%
Pashto     134  134  122  122  110  110 NIL - 24        -17.91%
Farsi      123  109   79   75   83   63 - - - 60        -48.78%
Vietnamese 120  116  112  100   98   93 - - - 27        -22.50%
Hindi      117  100   97  109  105  102 - - - 15        -12.82%
Indonesian 114  104   92   85   76   72 - - - 42        -36.84%
Urdu       113  104  102  105  106   98 - - - 15        -13.27%
Tibetan    110  111  113  113  116  118     +  8          7.27%
Japanese   104  102  103  100   93   94 - - - 10         -9.62%
Dari        96  102   98   98   88   78 - - - 18        -18.75%
Overall   5412 5020 4723 4427 4283 3863 -  -1549        -28.62%

<https://www.facebook.com/groups/wrthgroup/>
(WRTH, via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Oct 22)

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Morning log in South Asia.
Checked some services in 60 mb on Victor's remote SDR unit at Piliyandala,
Ceylon island, at 0000-0030 UT Oct 24.  73 wb df5sx

4009.979  Kyrgyz Radio, Krasnaya Rechka, Bishkek, accordion and local
          music, S=7-8 fluttery at 0007 UT.
4760.010  AIR Port Blair, Brookshabad, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
          Southern service, Hindi South Asian singer,
          S=9+15dB on Ceylon. 0000 UT.
4765.058  Tajik Radio 1, Yangi Yul, Dushanbe, local TJK female singer,
          0005 UT.
4795.000  Kyrgyz Radio, Krasnaya Rechka, Bishkek, weaker signal than
          4009v kHz outlet. Only S=5-6 noisy.
4840.002  AIR Bombay/Mumbai, Maharashtra,
          Western service in Hindi, S=9+10dB at 0012 UT.
4880.016  wandered down to x.011 kHz   AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,
          carrier on air at S=9+15dB level at 0010 UT,
          buzzy main power 4 x 100 Hertz peaks seen on either side.
          Test tone of 1000 Hz heard and spurious 2000 Hz tones visible
          at 0013 UT. Northern service.
4910.005  AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan, Northern service, fair S=7 up to S8.
          Noted 1000 Hertz test tone at 0014 UT.
4920.000  AIR Madras/Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Southern service,
          heard test tone of 1018 Hertz at 0018 UT,
          S=9+30dB powerhouse signal on Ceylon post. 19 kHz WIDE SIGNAL.
          Hit by co-channel PBS Xizang in Tibetan underneath.
4970.017  AIR Shillong, Mawgrong, Meghalaya, North Eastern service,
          noted at 0021 UT with 1050 Hz test tone.
          Followed at 0022 UT by AIR interval signal.
4989.996  AIR Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern service,
          morning flute music at 0024 UT, S=7-8 noisy.
5010.010  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Muttathura, Kerala, Southern service,
          S=7-8 fluttery signal, flute mx.
5040.002  AIR Jeypore, Odisha, {Aoki Nagoya userlist mentioned Calcutta},
          Eastern service, powerhouse of S=9+30dB on Ceylon remote post.
          Hymn sung by chorus at 0025 UT.
5050.000  AIR Aizawl, Mizoram, {Aoki Nagoya userlist mentioned Gauhati},
          North Eastern service, flute and drums music, weak S=4-5 signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 24)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX  -  topnews@wwdxc.de
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