WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1152 - 5 March 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



AUSTRALIA    Australian frequencies help requested.

"Shortwave Transmitter-Sites" writes on the PCJ Media and PCJ Radio
Facebook group:

Australian radio hobbyist Craig Allen, the man behind OzyRadio & the
current broadcasts on 3210 kHz from Australia (now carrying Vintage FM),
wants your help.

Craig is looking for an alternative frequency to his other registered
frequency of 5050 kHz. He's looking at perhaps usage of either 5045 kHz or
5055 kHz. He would appreciate knowing if either of these frequencies are
suitable in your area outside of Australia. [Obviously we're looking at
darkness hours or sunrise/sunset times in your area & the window where
such signals from Sydney would get to your locality].

Craig is also open to program suggestions for future broadcasts on his
60mb frequency (perhaps some re-broadcasts of Keith's programs?) that swls
& dxers might like to listen to.

I also understand that Craig is considering future DRM tests on his 60mb
frequency.
(Mike Terry-UK, dxld Febr 27)

AUSTRIA   Die Amateurfunk-Sektion im ORF und das Dokumentationsarchiv
Funk/QSL Collection betreiben vom 25. bis 27. April 2014 eine
Amateurfunkstelle mit dem Sonderrufzeichen OE14M. Am "International
Marconi Day" (Sat 26. April) zaehlt OE14M als eine der rund 25 IMD-
Stationen weltweit fuer das IMD-Diplom. QSL via OE1WHC oder an:

DokuFunk, An den Steinfeldern 4A, A-1230 Wien, Austria.

Direkt-QSL nur mit SASE und Portoersatz (neuer IRC oder 2$)
IMD-Info:    <http://g4usb.net/IMD/imd-2014>
OE14M-Info:  <www.qrz.com/db/oe14m>
Kontakt: Dokumentationsarchiv Funk,  <office @ dokufunk.org>
(Wolf Harranth-AUT  OE1WHC; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

AUSTRIA   9460  TOM Overcomer Ministry, Brother Stair English BCB to
Europe via ORS Moosbrunn. Full data (w/site, power and azimuth) Media BCB
.pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-mail cover response letter.
Reply in 12 hours.
V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head of short wave, Senior Expert Sales.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

BENIN   The programmes aired on 1566 kHz TWR that have Radio ELWA in their
contact info are actually produced by our Nigerian brothers in Jos. Radio
ELWA which was based in Monrovia for many years, used to broadcast via SW
from Liberia, and their partner Radio ELWA studios in Nigeria produced
programmes that were aired for many years on that station.

However, today the only programmes we are aware of aired on 1566 kHz that
would have Radio ELWA in their contact details, are the ones produced at
Radio ELWA in Jos, Nigeria.

The Radio ELWA Director in Nigeria is Rev. Peter Salawu, e-mail
<elwaonair @ ecwang.org>
(Karen Barkhuizen, Audience Relations, TWR Africa Region,
via NRC IDXD Feb 21 via dxld)

BOLIVIA   5952.43  Radio Pio Doce, at 0227* UT on Feb 26. Off with the
unique and easy to ID, even with a weak signal, distinctive whistling
"Colonel Bogey March" (commonly known as the River Kwai March), along with
ID followed by chimes.

6134.80  R. Santa Cruz, at 0208* UT on Feb 26. Usual sign off format;
almost fair; no het.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNewsand mwdx Febr 26)

BOLIVIA   6134.823  Rather Spanish program heard on Wed Febr 26 at 0930
UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

BRAZIL/BOLIVIA   6134.8, Febr 26 at 0057 UT, big collision tonight, not
only R. Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA, but another equal-strength signal almost on
same frequency, close enough to cause a rumbling low audible heterodyne
past 0111 UT. Strongly suspect it's the widely-varying R. Aparecida, which
had been as high as 6137.942+ kHz, but now attempting to confront RSC
head-on? Or just here by chance? With main receiver DX-398 on
6134.821 /.828 kHz, second receiver G8 tuned to 11854.847 kHz which is
audible at 0101 UT, and by 0113 UT can barely make it // during talk from
Aparecida, while RSC is in music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 26)

CHINA   13970, March 2 at 1428 UT, CNR1 jammer, 1430 2-pip timesignal,
good.

13530, March 2 at 1431, CNR1 jammer, fair signal vs CODAR; none in the 12s

15970, March 2 at 1432, CNR1 jammer, good signal; none in the 14s

15870, March 2 at 1432, CNR1 jammer // 15970. 15870 not often heard but is
in Aoki as another 0.1 kW Sound of Hope nuisance jambait

16920, March 2 at 1434, CNR1 jammer, poor-fair, and running ahead of 15870

17755, March 2 at 1436, CNR1 jammer, fair, about 2 seconds ahead of 15870;
none in the 18s. I was expecting to find it right here on 17755, after
researching the 7-different-frequency VOA Tibetan schedule for 14-15, as
heard yesterday Saturday on 17880.

15800, March 2 at 1524, CNR1 jammer; seems to be some CCI, but just
another
SOH 100-watt frequency as in Aoki.

12910, March 2 at 1526, CNR1 jammer, // 15800; check as in Aoki.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 2)

CHINA/TAJIKISTAN   15593 kHz  Probably Voice of Tibet from Yangi Yul site
and accompanied CNR1 jamming on even 15590 kHz at 1400-1429 UT close down,
S=7-8 signal strength at -1430 UT sharp signing-OFF. March 2nd.
ex11543 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11507 kHz
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 2)

CUBA   5025  Radio Rebelde in Spanish via Quinvican? site S=9+35dB signal
at 0935 UT Febr 26, talk in Sp on "mi corazón, amore i vida...", phone-in
program.

Mit den 60 mb Sendeanlagen hat man in Kuba schon seit November technische
Probleme.

5025 kHz R Rebelde kam die vergangenen Tage [Febr 24-25] auch aus Quivican
statt aus dem ueblichen Bauta Standort, aber in // 5040 kHz RHC und zwei
Intermodulationen auf 5010 und 5055 kHz, die sich am gleichen
Senderstandort mischten.

Und jetzt kommt auch noch QRM von aussen dazu. Uncle Sam in Gestalt von
RMI Jeff White hat bei der HFCC den Nachbarkanal 5030 kHz 24hrs ab dem
9. Maerz registriert. Hierbei koennte es sich um ein Radio Republica
Oppositionsprogramm handeln.

Es gibt doch genuegend andere Kanaele zur Nutzung. Jedenfalls mal wieder
ein bizarrer unfreundlicher Akt gegenueber Kuba.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 25/26)

CUBA   [and non]  9330  on March 2 at 0702 UT, 5-digit YL Spanish spy
numbers, then hybrid digital blaaps, atop WBCQ, and close to same
frequency, no audible het. This clash is result of longtime scheduling,
neither station concerned enough to resolve it.

6100  on March 2 at 0711 UT, surprised to find weekly Sunday Esperanto
broadcast from RHC on additional frequency to usual 6000 kHz first crossed
at 0706 UT, so doubly not missing this week.

5025  on March 2 at 0708 UT, R. Rebelde is on with VG signal. You never
know whether it will be on or off after 0600 kHz.

6060 // 6070, on March 2 at 0059 UT, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" song in
English, but a slight Spanish accented singer. How nice of RHC to honor
our absent soldiers!! Oh, oh, voice over outro talking about Los 5 by
their names, so it's really yet another dig at US for holding those
terrorists / heroes.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 2)

CUBA   RHC Sunday only Esperanto sce at 0700-0730 UT March 2nd, logged on
two channels, like 6000 kHz S=9+20dB in NY-USA, and much stronger on
6100 kHz at S=9+40dB level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 2)

CZECH REPUBLIC   LW Topolna 270 kHz stays in operation. It was officially
announced today that the Topolna longwave transmitter on 270 kHz will stay
in operation for another 3 years but not without changes. Current high
power transmitter (750 kW) will be replaced by a new 50 kW transmitter.
(Karel Honzik-CZE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

CZECH REPUBLIC   LW 270  Czech Radio Topolna.
At 1011 UT March 1st still S=9+20dB in eastern Bavaria area near Nuremberg
on the Czech-German border. But nothing heard now on 270 kHz anymore in
all Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, when using usual
'kitchen radio' inside the house.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, March 1)

CZECH REPUBLIC   LW 270  Technical changes at Topolna transmitter.

The technical changes as announced on the press conference on 27 February

<http://www.digizone.cz/clanky/dlouhovlnny-vysilac-topolna-snizi-vyrazne-vykon-v-provozu-bude-jeste-dalsi-tri-roky/>

have apparently been made already at or around this day. What has been
announced as "changing the modulation parameters to save even more power"
turns out as a now extremely hard dynamics compression. I already did not
like the previous processing, which was essentially the same as in use on
the mediumwave outlets, but what they now churn out really sounds like
crap.

And apparently the power has been considerably reduced. 50 km north of
Dresden the signal is no longer usable, and an attempt at Dresden itself
yielded little result in the noise floor of the big town at all. This
provokes me to speculate if this is perhaps already no longer the DRV 750
gear but instead the announced 50 kW solid-state transmitter. One could
think of a used transmitter that would fit, the one run from 1997 til 2000
at Burg (east of Magdeburg) on 261 kHz. This was a Transradio rig, this
company already delivered Radiokomunikace with their TRAM series
transmitters for smaller mediumwave outlets, thus this scenario does not
appear to be far-fetched.

One must raise the question what's the purpose of this modest power
operation at all. On the press conference only parts of the Czech Republic
itself have been mentioned as served areas anymore, even admitting that in
western Bohemia the signal will already be pretty weak. But in this
specified area there is no need for a longwave service at all. Radiozurnal
has a full FM network, there are also no special broadcasts on 270 kHz
whatsoever, it is merely the plain Radiozurnal feed from Astra 3B as also
transmit on FM.

At the press conference remarks had been made about the regulator not
wanting to see the Czech Republic loosing this frequency. Thus I very much
have the impression that the arrangement is not much more than a mere
channel marker, by design of little real use.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld March 1)

Der Tschechische Rundfunk und der Sendernetzbetreiber Radiokomunikace
praesentierten am 27. Februar eine neue Vereinbarung, auf deren Grundlage
die Langwelle 270 kHz weitere drei Jahre fuer das Programm Radiozurnal in
Betrieb bleibt. Dies soll jedoch nur noch mit stark reduzierter
Sendeleistung geschehen.

Vorgesehen ist, zu einem spaeteren Zeitpunkt die bestehende
Roehrensenderanlage durch einen neuen Transistorsender mit lediglich 50 kW
Leistung zu ersetzen. Konkret ist fuer die kuenftig vorgesehene
Sendeleistung allerdings nur eine gute Versorgung von Maehren und
Ostboehmen in Aussicht gestellt, waehrend im Westen der Tschechischen
Republik mit Verschlechterungen zu rechnen sei.

Weitere Ausfuehrungen sprachen vom Wunsch der zustaendigen
Regulierungsbehoerde, einen dauerhaften Verlust der Langwellenfrequenz zu
vermeiden, und von der dabei noch immer mitschwingenden Hoffnung auf ihre
kuenftige digitale Nutzung. Damit stellt sich die Fortsetzung der
Ausstrahlungen recht deutlich als frequenzpolitisch motivierter
Alibibetrieb dar.

Unklar ist, mit welcher Sendeleistung die Langwelle 270 kHz zum
gegenwaertigen Zeitpunkt laeuft. Eingeschaltet wird im woechentlichen
Wechsel jeweils einer der beiden in Topolna vorhandenen, 750 kW starken
Sender, wobei ueber viele Jahre die eingestellte Sendeleistung mit 650 kW
angegeben wurde. Vor kurzem nannten die Sendetechniker allerdings eine
Traegerleistung von nur noch 350 kW.

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2014/topolna.html>
(Kai Ludwig 27.2.2014 RBB; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

CZECH REPUBLIC   LW 270  Technical changes at Topolna transmitter.

It should perhaps be pointed out that "50 km north of Dresden the signal
is no longer usable" of course does not refer to extensive hobby gear and
QSL-gathering, but to radio with in-built ferrit rod and a quality one
would like to listen to. And this is no longer the case since Thursday.

The experiences are roughly the same across Germany. The situation is
particularly dramatic in the southeastern corner where 270 kHz was so far
the second strongest longwave signal, outshining even 153 kHz. Not so
anymore.

It has been pointed out the the ground conductivity at Topolna is not such
that one could expect wonders from such low power levels. What they have
done here is (again: not talking about DX stuff) for Germany equal to a
closure.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld March 2)

FRANCE   7330   JOY und ISS - Handarbeit im digitalen Zeitalter.

7330 kHz 1100-1200 UT 27,28  ISS 100kW 60degr 1=sun, first of the month
271013-290314 Mul F MBR  A.euger

Re 7330 kHz Issoudun, audio feed breaks/drop-outs on March 2nd, at 11-12
UT.
Repeat on March 16 at 11-12 UT again.

Radio Joystick im Maerz.

RADIO JOYSTICK bietet etwas Besonderes.
Malta, Medien, Musik und mehr koennten diesmal noch "Mord" hinzugefuegt
werden. Ein Kriminalfall hat unsere Lieblingsinsel erschuettert.
Phantastische Musik glaettet die Wogen, die dem Bericht ueber gekreuzigte
Katzen folgen...

Die aktuelle Charlie-Prince-Show hoert ihr nicht nur am 2. Maerz um 12 Uhr
deutscher Zeit-MEZ/CET auf Kurzwelle, 7330 kHz, sondern auch via play.fm,
laut.fm/jukebox, inthemixradio.de und Radio 30 Plus!

TV-Suechtige im Hunsrueck und im Naheland (Idar-Oberstein, Bad Kreuznach
und Simmern) koennen die Charlie-Prince-Show Maerz 2014 am 1. und 2. sowie
8. und 9. Maerz 2014 gegen 14 Uhr als "Radio im TV" geniessen! Na denn,
viel Spass!

[later]  Wie Anfang Dezember kam es in Issoudun erneut zu verzoegertem
Sendebeginn und zahlreichen Dropouts der aktuellen Show.

Dies aktiviert wieder den "Ausnahme-Sonntag": Eine Wiederholung wird
(hoffentlich ungestoert) am 16. Maerz ab 12 Uhr MEZ auf 7330 kHz
ausgestrahlt.

Den Grund fuer den wiederholten Stoerfall entnehmen wir einer Nachricht
der Media Broadcast, die zur TdF gehoert:

[Zitat]  Inzwischen haben wir den Ausfallbericht ueber die 10 Minuten
Ausfall von 11:00-11:10 UT erhalten. Die Sendung wurde vom System zu spaet
gemeldet und von den Kollegen vor Ort zu spaet erkannt bzw. gestartet.
Leider kann es gerade bei monatlichen Sendungen passieren, dass diese im
Regelbetrieb untergehen.

Das darf natuerlich nicht passieren, aber in den Systemen gibt es keine
Automatik fuer Aussendung am ersten Sonntag im Monat. Diese Sendungen
muessen immer manuell gestartet und konfiguriert werden. Leider koennen
wir dort keine Fehler ausschliessen.

Natuerlich ist es besonders aergerlich, da gerade die ersten Minuten einer
Sendung in der Regel die wichtigsten sind. Viele Hoeherer wechseln nach
einigen Minuten ohne Signal den Kanal und gehen von einem Ausfall der
Sendung aus.

Dennoch moechte ich Sie darauf aufmerksam machen, dass Ihnen vertraglich
nur eine Erstattung der 10 Minuten zustehen wuerde.

Aufgrund der aufgetretenen Probleme in der Vergangenheit und der
zahlreichen DropOuts im spaeteren Verlauf der Sendung werden wir Ihnen
jedoch die 60 Minuten komplett erstatten und am 16.03.2014 ein
Wiederholungsprogramm aussenden. [Zitatende]
(Vy 73s, Jens F. Hofstadt-D, A-DX March 3)

FRANCE   re 15215 Annual Transmission from Radio Oeoemrang via MBR / TDF
Issoudun site, on Febr 21.

Here is  a posting on swskeds yahoo group from Dan Ferguson who runs it
Media Broadcast tells me The Radio Oeoemrang broadcast Febr 21 at
1600-1659 UT was from Issoudun, 500 kW, 300 degr anttype ITU #218,
instead of MBR Nauen installation.
(Dan Ferguson-DC-USA, via BrDXC-UK ng Febr 28)

but Ed mentioned Nauen[sic] instead ...

15215  Radio Oeoemrang Special 'Once a year' BCB via Nauen. Full data
(w/site & power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-mail
cover response letter. Reply in 24 hours. V/S; Michael Puetz.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

Edward Kusalik mentioned Nauen instead of Issoudun. They are very flexible
to use the TX resources at ISS and/or NAU/MOS, since WER installation site
is in mothballs now. Thanks to mail from Rich in PA.  73 wb

15215  Radio Oeoemrang - Media Broadcast confirmed Issoudun, France which
surprised me, since based on preliminary reports I thought they were
coming from Nauen this year (see attached copy of the PDF QSL verification
they sent with ISS in the Location block). As this was arriving, Dan
Ferguson sent me a note that his sources were indictaing that the location
for this year's transmission was Issoudun, not Nauen.

15215  Radio Oeoemrang via Issoudun verified an electronic report with a
full data PDF attachment in 3 days indicating transmission site was
Issoudun, not Nauen from v/s Michael Puetz, Sales Consultant, Business
Unit Radio at Media Broadcast mentioning the report would be forwarded to
the client.

Best wishes from a snowy Pennsylvania.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA / FCDX, DXplorer March 3)

FRANCE   15680  Radio Mehr via Issoudun. Full data (w/site & power) Media
BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-mail cover response letter.
Reply in 48 hours. V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head of short wave, Senior
Expert Sales.

9925  Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Hamburg Special Xmas BCB to Seaman &
Sailors via Issoudun. Full data (w/site & power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with
response accompanying e-mail cover response letter. Reply in 10 hours.
V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head of short wave, Senior Expert Sales.

9925  Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Hamburg Special Xmas BCB to Seaman &
Sailors via Issoudun. Rec'ed a large package (which was sent to the Town
Office mailbox) with three (3) recording CD's for this special BCB,
Brochures and Postcard, and mentioned that QSL will follow, which did a
week later a nice QSL card full data, in 42 days.

9800  Sawtu Linjiia, religious service to Cameroon, via Issoudun. Full
data (w/site & power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-
mail cover response letter. Reply in 8 days. V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head
of short wave, Senior Expert Sales.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

FRANCE   Frequency change of Radio TV Algerienne via Issoudun
0600-0605 NF7295 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news,       ex5865
0605-0658 NF7295 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran, ex5865
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

GERMANY   7375  The Mightily KBC Radio via Nauen. Full data (w/site &
power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-mail cover
response letter. Reply in 48 hours. V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head of short
wave, Senior Expert Sales.

7375  The Mightily KBC Radio via Nauen. Full data (w/site & power) E-mail
QSL sheet w/ details and information, w/ cover letter in 5 days, after my
report was forwarded. V/s: Eric van Willegen.

9585  Radio Liberty Russian BCB "Caucasus Echo' via Nauen. Full data
(w/site & power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-mail
cover response letter. Reply in 8 days. V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head of
short wave, Senior Expert Sales.

15235 & 15150  Gospel for Asia - Athmeeya Yathra Radio via Nauen. Full
data (w/site & power) Media BCB .pdf E-QSL with response accompanying e-
mail cover response letter. Reply in 24 hours. V/S; Walter Brodowsky, Head
of short wave, Senior Expert Sales.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

GERMANY   Der einzige 'richtige' Sender 6095 kHz, Truck LKW Radio aus
Holland ueber Nauen um 1115 UT 1. Maerz, S=9+30dB Signalstaerke in
Sueddeutschland.

R700 Kall Eifel 3985 kHz S=5 sehr duenne, und // 6005 kHz S=9, Helene
Fischer "Lass' mich in Dein Leben ... , ... den Mann zu versteh'n",
7310 kHz S=9+5dB.

6069.992 kHz Radio Channel 292 von R6150 aus Waal, Ingolstadt Rohrbach,
S=6-7.

6190cusb kHz HLR Schwerin Goehren, Hoerspiel um 1118 UT, S=7.

7364.984 kHz HCJB Weenermoor S=7-8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 1)

GERMANY/KUWAIT/PHILIPPINES/THAILAND   Frequency changes of IBB

Deewa Radio
0100-0400 NF 9765 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto,  ex9370 from Feb.10

Voice of America
1400-1500 NF17740 LAM 100 kW 075 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex9670 from Feb.24
1600-1700 NF11850 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Bangla,  ex9490 from Feb.23

Radio Ashna, this is the 3rd change from 17580 to 11595/fr 11595 to 17580
1500-1530 NF11595 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari, ex17580, re-ex11595

Radio Liberty from March 1
1700-1800 NF 9790 LAM 100 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex9435
1800-1900 NF 9790 LAM 100 kW 055 deg to CeAS  Russian, ex9590
2000-2100 NF 9490 UDO 250 kW 022 deg to FERUS Russian, ex5885
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

GERMANY   Frequency change on Hamburger Lokaradio and other progr
from March 2

0900-1400 NF9485 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR CUSB, ex9480 as scheduled:
1000-1100 1st Sun MV Baltic Radio English/German
0900-1000 2nd Sun Atlantic 2000 International French
0900-1000 3rd Sun European Music Radio English
1000-1200 3rd Sun Radio Geronimo English
0900-1100 4th Sun Radio Gloria International English/German
1200-1400 Sunday  Hamburger Lokalradio German
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 27)

GERMANY/SRI LANKA/USA   Special PCJ Radio International on March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 is a very important day for PCJ Radio International. It was
on this date that after an absence of 14 years The Happy Station Show
returned to the airwaves. A few months after that happened PCJ added other
programs to it's schedule.

For our 5 year anniversary we will present a special program looking back
at the past 5 years and revisit some of the fun moments over he last 1825
days.

It should be mentioned that this is not a Happy Station Show. But rather a
special anniversary program.

Times & Frequencies
North America - 0130 to 0230 UT on  7730 kHz RMI Okeechobee FL-USA
Asia          - 1330 to 1430 UT on  9335 kHz SLBC Trincomalee-CLN
Europe/NE/ME  - 1330 to 1430 UT on 15455 kHz SLBC Trincomalee-CLN
Europe        - 1330 to 1430 UT on  5995 kHz MBR Nauen-D

If you would like to send us a recorded message to use in the show please
contact us no later than March 7, 2014 with your phone number and we can
call you back or you can also send us an MP3 file up to 2 minutes.
The email address is  <pcj @ pcjmedia.com>
(Keith Perron-TWN, DXplorer Febr 27)

GERMANY/LATVIA  {SWEDEN}  Ronny Forslund hat fuer den Anfang 2014 mehrere
Sendungen der Swedish DX Federation organisiert. Sendeinhalte sind DX-
Nachrichten, Informationen zur schwedischen DX-Szene und Musik.

Sonntag  9. Maerz, 1800-1900: 1485 kHz (Radio Merkurs, Lettland)
Samstag 15. Maerz, 1200-1300: 7265 kHz (Hamburger Lokalradio via Goehren)
(Christer Brunstroem-SWE,  via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

GERMANY   Die Ausstrahlung von Radio Vatikan, Radio Prag, RUI Kiew und
Polskie Radio ueber Radio360 auf 3985 und 6005 kHz endet am 16. Maerz
2014, da sich nicht genuegend Sponsoren oder Spenden fuer die Finanzierung
finden liessen. Die Ausstrahlungkosten belaufen sich zwar auf einen
Bruchteil im Vergleich zu den grossen Sendezentren, doch ist es auch aus
organisatorischen Gruenden nicht leicht, Sponsoren und Unterstuetzer fuer
dieses Projekt zu akquirieren. Weiter auf Sendung auf Kurzwelle bleiben
die Ausstrahlungen von RSI Bratislava und Radio Belarus. Ausserdem bleiben
die Podcasts auf www.radio360.eu erhalten. Ueberdies gibt es fuer die
Kurzwellenfrequenzen nun neue Livestreams, alle Infos unter
www.shortwaveservice.com.
(Bernd Seiser-D 28.2.2014; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

GERMANY   1924 year MIRAG radio.
Vor 90 Jahren: Beginn des Sendebetriebs der MIRAG:

"Als der Wecker tickte".
Hat das jemand mitgeschnitten? Unsere Automatik wollte nicht so recht.
(Wolf Harranth-AUT  <harranth @ dokufunk.org>  March 2)

<http://www.mdr.de/mdr-figaro/ipg/sendung366730.html>

Mitschnitt?
<http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr1-radio-sachsen/audio792646_zc-67b21197_zs-1b9b2483.html>

<http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/radio/mdr1-radio-sachsen/index.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

GREECE   Subject new NERIT Domain.
NERIT hat nun auch seine "regulaere" Domain "zurueck"bekommen, nachdem sie
damals in dem Chaos erst von jemandem anderen in Griechenland registriert
worden war:

<www.nerit.gr>  (auch in Englisch).

Wiederum smartphone minimalistisch und wohl auch sonst noch erst am Anfang
der Entwicklung des neuen Senders.

GREECE  [not]  Nothing heard at 0730 UT on March 1st on Avlis exERT
channels 7450/7475, 9420, 11645, 15630 kHz.

But instead on air on Mar 3rd at 07-09 UT morning slot on 7475, 9420, and
11645 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 27 / March 1 / 3)

GREECE   11645  exERT - Avlis, at 0322-0425+ UT on Mar 2, thanks to Harold
Sellers tip noted on this frequency with program of Greek popmusic. Poor
to fair signal with somevery deep fades. // 7475 and 9420 were very good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA / FCDX, DXplorer March 3)

Helliniki Radiophonia playing Greek music tonight (March 1 UTC) at 0345 UT
on 11645, as well as 7475 & 9420 kHz.
Editor of World English Survey and Target Listening, available at
<www.odxa.on.ca>
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer March 3)

INDIA   Odd frequency of All India Radio in Urdu on March 5 as scheduled
1430-1930  6045.5 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS, SINPO 35443 at 1455UT
1430-1930  6155.0 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS, SINPO 45554 at 1455UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

ITALY   Media Veneta 1017 kHz 2134 UTC Febr 28.
Media Veneta neu auf 1017 kHz zu hoeren um 2134 UTC mit Folklore und IDs.
Angesagt wird noch die alte Frequenz 1233 kHz.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX Febr 28)

MADAGASCAR    QSL MGLOB. Der Betreiber der Sendeanlagen in Talata
Volonondry auf Madagaskar Malagasy Global Business (MGLOB) bestaetigt
Empfangsberichte mit einer schoenen det. QSL-Karte. Berichte per e-mail to
<monitoring @ mglob.mg>
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX March 4)

MARIANA ISLS   15309.984  RFA Vietnamese program at 14-15 UT via probably
Tinian site at 1420 UT on Sunday March 2, and additional terrible SIRENE
jamming audio from VTN broadcast authority on very odd 15309.837 kHz
channel, heard at S=7 signal level in Tokyo Japan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 2)

MONGOLIA   12084.876  VoMNG Ulan Bator Japanese. At 1045 UT on Febr 25 in
southern Germany, Switzerland and Italy rather tiny weak signal S=4.

Despite NORTHERLY in Europe in Finland, Stockholm Sweden, Denmark and
Moscow rather S=7-8 signals.

And in Tokyo Japan proper S=9+10dB, but there is virtually as a local
signal you can hear the weakness of the modulation / transmission, quite
unclean scratching and clippend feed signal. As part of either the
transmitting tube should be renewed once or feed signal is "adjacent to
the channel" of the microwave line.

Voice of Mongolia, 12084.876 kHz, 0900 UT Febr 26 S=4-5 weak signal in
Europe. Their TX Carrier already on air when I tuned-in at 0852 UT Febr
26. At 08.59:23 UT sweet nice Chimes interval signal played, into station
ID in Mongolian at 08.59:50 UT followed by ID in English language - "This
is the Voice of Mongolia", both read by male announcer. Then the Voice of
Mongolian broadcast schedule given, read by female. Only S=4-5 poor signal
noted here in western Europe.

News read ended at 09.08:15 UT. Followed by a local girl singer folk song.

VoMNG Japanisch. Um 1045 UT in Sueddeutschland, Schweiz, Italien eher
duerftig schwaches Signal S=4. Dagegen in Finland, Stockholm und Moskau
S=7-8, und in Tokyo Japan S=9+10dB, aber dort praktisch als Lokalsignal
hoert man die Schwaeche der Modulation / Uebertragung, ein ganz unsauberer
kratzender und clippender Feed. Da gehoert entweder die Senderoehre mal
erneuert oder der Zufuehrungsfeed liegt neben dem Kanal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 25/26)

MONGOLIA   Voice of Mongolia Quiz 2014. Quiz announcement.

The VOM is announcing a quiz "Who knows Mongolia better". We're launching
the quiz in anticipation of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the
foundation of the Mongolian National Public Radio and the 50 years of the
establishment of the Voice of Mongolia/VOM/.

The quiz questions are as follows:

Question #1 Please name the great khans of Mongolia and tell what you know
about them?

Question #2 What do you know about Mongolia's present political structure?

Question #3 What is Mongolia's key economic sector?

Question #4 What globally endangered animals live in Mongolia?

Question #5 What do you know about the traditional Mongolian dwelling?

The three best answers will be selected to be awarded the VOM certificates
and some beautiful Mongolian souvenirs.

Also, the most creative entries will be given special prizes. Enclosed
related photos, pictures, drawings or any other support materials will be
appreciated.

Special talks related to the quiz questions shall be aired from March 10
until April 25.

You can post your answers to the English section, VOM, CPO Box 365,
Ulaanbaatar-13, Mongolia. Or you can e-mail us at
<vom_en @ yahoo.com>

The winners of the quiz "Who knows Mongolia better" will be announced in
our Mailbox program on June 2.

All are welcome to participate. Good luck!
(Ralf Urbanczyk-D, A-DX March 4)

PALAU   9965  ABC / Radio Australia English BCB via T8WH, Angel 3 Palau
Medorn. 25th anniversary QSL card in 4 months, after website follow-up.
V/s: "LMV"
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

RUSSIA   Parallel zum Sendeende auf Lang- und Kurzwelle hat Radio Rossii
auch folgende Mittelwellen aufgegeben

 621 kHz Kochubey
 963 kHz Guzinoozersk
1134 kHz Salsk/Volgodonsk
1197 kHz Balashov/Ershov
1287 kHz Kyahta
1314 kHz Pleshanovo
1449 kHz Livny
1485 kHz Tyumen
1584 kHz Tigil
1602 kHz Chumikan
(WRTH update 11.2.2014 dxld; via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

RUSSIA   Monitoring LW & MW from Russia Samara region by Vasily Lazarev.
28 Febr 2014.

kHz / UTC   / Radio     / SINPO
 171 / 03.15 / Vo Russia / 55555
 279 / 01.50 / Turkmen radio / 35534
 612 / 14.05 / Narodnoye radio / 35333
 621 / 02.25 / Dagestanskoye radio / 33544
 621 / 04.15 / Radio Pridnestrovye / 33533
 639 / 01.58 / Radio Omsk / 45555
 657 / 03.20 / VO Russia / 45545.
 738 / 03.10 / WRN-Radio UN / 33533
 810 / 03.20 / VOA-Tx Moscow / 45555
 828 / 03.30 / Pravoslavnoe radio / 45555
 837 / 04.15 / Ukrainske radio / 45545
 972 / 04.10 / Ukrainske radio / 45555
 999 / 05.40 / VO Russia / 35555
1134 / 03.30 / Radio Teos / 35545
1287 / 03.40 / Radio Vainakh / 55555
1397 / 02.40 / Vo Russia / 55545
1548 / 04.45 / Vo Russia / 55555
Radio and radio Orenburg Tomsk on the midrange is not fixed, do not work.
(Vasiliy Lazarev-RUS, Samara region, Russia, RUSdx March 2)

RUSSIA   This evening, February 16th, 2014 on 6020 at 1800 UTC was heard:
Adygey Radio in Adygeyan, without IS, right now the National Anthem of
Adygey Republic, ID, melody, address in Internet - generally one hour prgr
duration (QRM China). So AR is not with the destiny of Tatarstan Radio,
just till today.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, dxld March 2)

RUSSIA   9900  Vatican Radio RR BCB to Asia via Irkutsk. Full data (w/
both sites) His Holiness Pope Francis QSL card, w/ accompanying Postcard
of RR schedules, plus a cover letter, this for a report to RR Section of
Vatican Radio Reply in 6 months.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

SEYCHELLES    QSL BBC Seychelles relay.
Mein Bericht ging  <anjose.tambara @ babcock.sc>
Jose Tambara (Senior Engineer) ist auch der VS.
(Kurt Enders-D, A-DX March 2)

SOLOMON ISLAND   SIBC Solomonen pdf. Ich weiss nicht, ob wir diese Info
schon hatten:
<http://www.tplusonemedia.com/clientview/SIBC2/SIBCHistory.pdf>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Febr 26)

SOUTH AFRICA   11885  NHK Radio Japan via Meyerton-AFS, 250 kW's 328
degrees. Full data (w/site) 'catching dragonflies in the sunset"
QSL in 28 days.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

SPAIN/BRAZIL   11775, UT Tue March 4 at 0114 UT, REE IS is atop RNBrasil,
and again close to zero-beat; 0115 UT opening Emision Sefarad, also 0117
UT ID before a segment about Sephardic poetry, but too much QRM to follow,
as incompetent frequency management at REE continues to stymie the efforts
of program producers, while letting numerous clear frequencies, including
the sometimes-registered alternative, 11795 kHz, go free.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 4)

SRI LANKA   FEBA Test imminent 9720 kHz at 1330-1400 UT.
Try FEBA testing via Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 125 kW beamed to India in
English, on

5 & 6 March 2014 at 1330-1400 UTC on 9720 kHz.

Reports to Mr. Kenneth Edward, Head, Program, email id:
<kenneth @ febaindia.org>
(The announced email ID  <feba @ vsnl.com>  is bouncing !).

FEBA testing to India today & tomorrow. Reply from FEBA Bangalore on
today's broadcast hear on 9720 kHz ending at 0200 UT:

"The transmission you heard was a test transmission which was intended for
broadcast this evening and tomorrow evening. The transmission station
accidentally broadcast this morning.

The 2 days test broadcast details are as follows:

1. March 5th 1330-1400 UTC 31 MB 9720 kHz Azimuth 345

2. March 6th 1330-1400 UTC 31 MB 9720 kHz Azimuth 345 "

Maybe they got confused with AM and PM?! What I heard was at 7.00 am IST
but it now scheduled at 7.00 pm IST.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, India
<www.niar.org>  (via BC-DX TopNews March 5)

9720 FEBA Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. I was a little bit late, tuned-in at
1357-1400 UT in Tokyo remote SDR unit, only tiny S=3-4 signal heard, but
could hear the ID annmt at 1358 UT and nice chimes interval signal of FEBA
at 1359 UT, then TX off.
(wb, BC-DX TopNews March 5)

SWITZERLAND  {FRANCE/LUXEMBOURG}
[and probably LUX effect of ionosphere intermodulation of strong 1000 kW
signals mixed too, thrice station mixture]

LW 198 BBC    Fernando's Fenu-Radio PERSEUS online remote reception in
greater Zurich Switzerland area.

Gruezi,
ist das ein Luxembourg Effekt auf der 198 kHz Langwelle. Das BBC Programm
English mit 2 x Franzoesisch Programmen gemischt mit +/- 36 kHz apart of
Allouis France 162 kHz und RTL Beidweiler LUX 234 kHz ?  14 UT Febr 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 27)

TAJIKISTAN   12450  {hx of 6225}  on Feb 17 at 1433 UT, very poor fluttery
signal with continuous talk, no sounders, not certain if Chinese, but I
think it's likely Sound of Hope, always hopping around. Not // CNR1 on
9825, 12045 kHz et al. Figured I would find 12450 kHz in Aoki, or in
Wolfgang Bueschel's long list of monitored SOH frequencies at an earlier
hour in latest dxld, but no 12450 kHz in either.

Could it be an harmonic of something on 6225 kHz?
Yes! Aoki reminds us that one of the remaining Democratic Voice of Burma
broadcasts is there at this very hour, 1430-1530 UT 100 kW, 125 degrees
via Tajikistan. Doubt I could hear 6225 kHz to compare, but others might.
Further chex needed!

TAJIKISTAN   12450, on Feb 20 at 1430-1432 UT, again no signal since my
unID Feb 17, nor on Feb 18, 19; suspected to be 2 x 6225 kHz Democratic
Voice of Burma via Tajikistan. Have any Eurasians checked these out as I
requested? It seems that 12450 kHz has never been reported as a Sound of
Hope / ChiCom jamming frequency per dxld archive search.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Feb 20)

TAJIKISTAN   6225/12450   I guess Glenn reported few times a hx of 6225
kHz on 12450 kHz in past weeks. Checked today the fundamental but heard
only some military STANAG digital signals on that channel.

TJK Democratic Voice of Burma now on summer frequency 11560 kHz already ?

But noted Burmese language broadcast instead around 1450-1510 UT when
checked WRN registration for summer A-14 season at Yangi Yul Dushanbe TJK
like:

11560 1430-1530 41,49  DB 100 125 ant#238 mya TJK DVB WRN

S=9+20dB signal loud and clear here on western Europe receiver post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

Frequency change of Democratic Voice of Burma from March 3
1430-1530  11560 DB 100 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, ex6225TJK

Frequency change of Radio Free North Korea from March 3
1530-1630 NF6295 DB 100 kW 071 deg to KRE Korean, ex6275TJK
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet from March 2
1215-1230 NF15538 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15537
1300-1315 NF15553 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15573
1315-1330 NF15552 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15553
1330-1345 NF15582 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11527
1345-1400 NF 9332 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex 9343
1345-1400 NF15587 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11538
1400-1430 NF15593 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11543

All frequencies are jammed by CNR-1  x0 or  x5
Changes between frequencies vary from 3 to 5 minutes.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

TANZANIA   [Zanzibar]  6015  ZBC Radio, at *0256 UT on Feb 26. No IS
today, as heard the last two days; instead back to Spice FM pop African
music intro till 0300 UT time pips; 0301 UT reciting from the Qur'an;
almost fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

TUNISIA   Die Mittelwelle 963 kHz strahlt jetzt wieder ganztaegig Radio
Tunis Chaine Internationale aus. Das Programm ist in Franzoesisch bzw.
1300-1400 Uhr Englisch, 1403-1500 Uhr Deutsch, 1503-1600 Uhr Italienisch,
1900-2000 Uhr Spanisch. Das Programm kommt auch beim Hotbird 13B 13 degr
Ost, Transponder 72, 12149 MHz vertikal.
(Rafael Martinez 25.-27.1., Dave Kenny, Harald Suess 4.2., wb 5.2.2014;
via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

TUNISIA   Nachdem Glenn Hauser und andere die Kurzwellenstation Sfax zu
Anfang des Jahres den Sender noch gemeldet hatten, ist der staatliche
Rundfunk offenbar auf Kurzwelle verstummt. Der Restsendeplan von zwei
Stunden war schon 2013 nur sporadisch, doch fehlen seit Januar
Empfangsmeldungen.

Der letzte Sendeplan lautete:
0502-0602 7275 (500 kW, 340 degr) Richtung Europa/Nordamerika
0702-0802 7335 (500 kW, 265 degr) fuer Nordafrika
(Ivo Ivanov 27.1.2014, via ntt Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, March 1)

UKRAINE   11980.089  the dubious rather amateur radio station of the
transmitter engineering in 25mb listed 0800-1000 UT as UKR Radio
Dniprovska Hvylya Ukr Zaporizhia is now on air, heard at 0825 UT on 1st
March, with S=7 here in western Europe, in eastern Europe and Russia a bit
stronger like S=8 on air. But sounds more like a preserve program of
religiosity, ideology, literature, tradition, - But I don't understand
anything anyway ... now at 0826 UT a piece UKR Pop mx.

Krym Tatar TV livestream on  <http://atr.ua/live>

Es handelt sich um das erste Programm des ukrainischen Rundfunks, die URL
des Livestreams lautet:
<http://nrcu.gov.ua:8000/ur1-mp3-m.m3u>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 1)

UKRAINE   HF site in Kiev ?? Hello, i just found this photo:
<http://media.englishrussia.com/112012/brovarytower/brovarytower001-25.jpg>

There is a Hf site here ??? The main mw antenna in the site is here:
<http://englishrussia.com/2012/11/08/climbing-the-radio-tower-in-kiev/2/>
(Andrea Borgnino-ITA IW0HK, SWtxsite March 4)

UKRAINE   re: Hf site in Kiev ??
Hi Andrea, Yes the HF site is that of:
Brovary A (West) site Thanks :-)
(Ian in SW TXsites March 4)

Hi Ian, western Brovary site is ALL HISTORY now in 2014.

UKR LW 209 / 207 kHz 500 kW site dismantled and scrapped in 2005.
50 30 45.19 N  30 46 31.92 E
Last 2mast LW picture in G.E. image is 23 May 2005,
and totally rebuilt by private housings in March 2009.

And also HF photo is history now.
8 curtains seen still visible in March 2009.

50 31 04.87 N  30 46 43.80 E
is the location of the very last of 8mast tower [present image of March
2014]
of the former 254 degrees 9 mast / 8 curtain SW HF installation.

All rebuilt now by private housing, - I guess...

MW site Brovary on the eastern site is still ready for usage.
50 29 48.89 N  30 48 09.18 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

UKRAINE/RUSSIA   549  Die folgende Meldung findet sich heute auf der
Homepage des Kiewer Rundfunks:

Hoerer und Hoererinnen koennen von nun an NRCU-Sendung auf der Frequenz
549 kHz hoeren.

Die staatliche Rundfunkanstalt der Ukraine (NRCU) strahlt von nun an in
suedlichen und oestlichen Regionen der Ukraine auf einer anderen
Wellenlaenge aus.

So koennen die Hoerer und Hoererinnen in Gebieten Mykolaiw, Odessa,
Dnipropetrowsk, Cherson in suedlichen Teilen des Gebiets Saporizhja und
auf der Krim die NRCU-Sendungen auf Frequenz 549 kHz hoeren.

Welcher Senderstandort ist das jetzt?
(Jan Balzer-D, A-DX March 3)

Vesti FM auf MW. Der russische Nachrichtensender Vesti FM kommt vom
Standort Skaisgiren (Meldung von Satellifax) auf 1215 kHz neu seit dieser
Woche mit starkem Signal. Selbst hier im Westen Deutschlands laesst sich
jetzt Absolut Radio aus UK nahezu ausblenden, daher eindeutige ID und
viele Meldungen zur Ukraine.

Stimmt die Standortangabe? Welche Leistung wird gefahren?
Auf den gemeldeten Parallelfrequenzen 1089 und 1413 kHz sieht es hier aber
schlecht aus! Weiss jemand mehr? Beste DX-Gruesse
(Uwe Braeutigam-D, A-DX March 4)

Subject: Re: Vesti FM on MW,
see Nonstop all News radio station of VGTRK, on WRTH 2014, page 334.

Gestern Abend 21-23 UT 3rd March, Vesti-FM und andere:

549 kHz UR1 Luch UKR {former 972 kHz non-dir antenna}
500 kW Sender in Mikolayiv Kopani Luch.
46 48 47.50 N  32 12 13.02 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/RmyJb>
<http://nrcu.gov.ua:8000/ur1-mp3-m.m3u>
<http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/de/475/557791/>
750 km Distanz von Woronesch S=9+20dB.
1100 km Distanz von Moskau S=9+40dB.

972 kHz not UR1 Luch UKR.
Heute Abend March 3rd in Woronesch und Moskau
nur NDR Hamburg Moorflet 972 kHz S=9+15dB Signal, 1810 km Distanz.

972 kHz UR1 // 549 kHz, came back around 15 UT March 5th via another MW
installation on westerly Ukraine site, I guess.
Due weaker signal compared against 549 kHz Luch Kopani unit, which is well
heard in European Russia.

999 kHz Maiac MDA 865 km von Woronesch S=9+20dB
S=9+40dB in Moskau, S=9+20dB in Genua Riviera Italy.
S=9+55dB in Naples Italy und Athens Greece,
aber Arabic underneath. ARS HQ Arabic program on equal level.

1089 kHz Tbilisskaya Armavir Krasnodar RUS 1200 kW
197m Rundstrahlmast
700 km von Woronesch S=9+35dB, in Moskau S=9+55dB powerhouse.
S=9+35dB in Athen und Neapel.
45 27 49.20 N  40 05 43.44 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/zp6Tn>

1215 kHz Koenigsberg Bolshakovo [Skaisgiren] RUS, S=9+55dB in Moskau,
S=9+15dB in Woronesch. Aber Absolute Radio von U.K. underneath.

1269 kHz DLF Neumuenster S=9+25dB in Moskau, Distanz 1780 km.

1287 kHz sehr stark, R Rossii, moeglich Radio Vainakh Groznyi,
der neue Transradio Sender [exTelefunken Berlin],
S=9+30dB in Moskau,
S=9+15dB in Woronesch.

1395 kHz Gavar ARM, russisch Nowosti um 2200 UT,
von Golos Rossii, nicht Vesti FM,
S=9+35dB in Moskau, S=8 in Woronesch.

1413 kHz Vesti FM, Maiac MDA, S=9+45dB in Moskau.
S=9+20dB in Woronesch. S=9+40dB in Athen.
S=9+25dB in Neapel.
Vesti-FM / Maiac / 1413 kHz / 24hrs
As of last night. Azimuth 80degr (Kvadrat), ein Mast der
ehemaligen 4mast Anlage 170 Grad von Radio Moskau Tuerkischer Dienst.

1422 DLF Heusweiler, um 2207 UT, S=9+25dB in Moskau, Distanz 2180 km.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

UKRAINE   972 kHz UR 1 Ukraine back on air, // 549 kHz at 1540 UT March 5.
972 kHz UR1 parliament debate program to the crowd, from UNKNOWN MW
location from western part of Ukraine?

Tudor, may you can use a built-in ferrite rod direction finding antenna
measurement, whether this outlet comes from Lviv or Kiev transmitter site
now ?

972 kHz signal is stronger than 549 kHz in western Europe like Venice
Italy and Athens Greece. But not in Poland, Finland, Moscow, Voronesh.

972 kHz S=9+20dB Athens Greece, S=9+10dB in Venice Italy,
S=6-7 weak in Voronesh, but stronger S=9+10dB instead on 549 kHz.
S=9 in Moscow, but stronger S=9+25dB instead on 549 kHz.

In Finland heard rather VOA Urdu service from Orzu TJK site in Central
Asia. At 1540 UT on March 5.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

UKRAINE/CRIMEA/RUSSIA   Time zone change in Crimea area at end of March
2014.

On the part of the administration of the Crimea has been suggested that
the Crimea changes in the Moscow time zone. The main power energy grid of
the Crimea should be disconnected from the Ukraine, - and will be
connected to the Russian power network.

Re to Vesti FM relay via mediumwave. The point out is, yes now of that
Crimea island has no land connection with Russia mainland, any potential
troop transports must be by sea, or air. Accordingly, therefore, the need
to supply Russian nationals, army, airforce and ships wherever they are
stationed and in the Black Sea region with broadcasting. And you need a 24
hrs radio news channel, no mix-like Radio Rossii program. To this end, the
transmitters in Maiac Moldova 1413 kHz and Tbilisskaya Armavir Krasnodar
1089 kHz of course are very good powered and these are very well-suited
for information spread out.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

UKRAINE   re UR1 Luch on 549 kHz now.
The existing Luch outlet has been retuned from 972 to 549 kHz. Indeed I
found tonight Hamburg perfectly clear while on 549 kHz another signal
joined the Deutschlandfunk / Radio Koper duet, and it talks Ukrainian or
Russian. Does this really make so much of a difference? Or is it rather
the symbol to transmit on this "Russian" frequency that matters?

According to Alexander Yegorov from Kyiv, 972 kHz was used with
transmitter running at 250 kW ERP. Now, another transmitter has been put
in operation (500 kW, 0400-2200 UT).
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR, deneb-radio-dx RUSdx March 4)

UAE   Frequency changes of BBC in Hindi:
0100-0130 NF5980 DHA 250 kW 070 deg to SoAS,ex6165* // 7325, 11995, 15510
* to avoid Thazin Radio Regional Sce in Karen
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

U.K.   1458  Lydia Media - Lycamobile Group.SUNRISE ONE - Brookmans Park
(Regno Unito), Febr 25, 1840 UT, 1458 kHz, Programmazione in diretta, con
musica indie-pop e annunci YL in hindi e ogni tanto in inglese. Dopo le
1900 UT speaker OM ma sempre live. Segnale sufficiente-buono Se puo
interessare, ecco un link con un articolo del 12 Febr 2014:
<http://www.media247.co.uk/bizasia/exclusive-lyca-media-talks-to-bizasia-about-radio-debut>
(Luca Botto Fiora-ITA, bclnews.it Febr 26)

USA   5085  TOM program via WTWW at 0930 UT on Febr 26, S=9+35dB in
Florida USA, Brother Stair sermon, ID.

4840  WWCR Nashville, phone-in program female anncr and male guest,
S=9+35dB proper signal in Florida-USA, at 0938 UT Febr 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 26)

USA   5850 / 7455  Okeechobee, Florida, USA.

New Transmission Begins Tonight March 3.
Trunews  <www.trunews.com>  a news talk program from Rick Wiles in Vero
Beach, Florida, begins airing tonight - Monday, March 3 on WRMI. The
program will air daily, 7 days per week, from 2300-1100 UTC on 5850 kHz to
Eastern North America and on 7455 kHz to Western North America.

Your reception reports will be appreciated and answered with our March QSL
card. You can send them to
<info @ wrmi.net>  or by regular snail mail to
WRMI, P.O.Box 2146, Okeechobee, FL 34973, USA.
(via Simon-Peter Liehr-D, via Costa Constantinides-CYP March 4)

USA   9895  Radio Nederland's Spanish BCB to Latin America via WHRI Angel
One via Cypress Creek. 25th anniversary QSL card in 12 months, after
website follow-up. V/s: "LMV"

6175  Radio Voice of Vietnam Spanish BCB via WHRI Cypress Creek. Full data
(BUT no site) "Tarjeta de Verificacion" Kien Giang QSL Card in Spanish for
an e-mail follow-up to <English @ vovnews.vn>
Total time of one year, 43 days after follow-up report. V/s: nil

11880  PCJ Radio International Special Live BCB to North America via
Okeechobee Florida. Full data (w/site) .pdf E-QSL of Keith Perron & Tan
Lam Soon in front of the BBC Singapore Transmitter with response
accompanying e-mail cover response letter from Victor Goonetilleke. Reply
in 20 days, 3 days after sending follow-up to Victor. Many TNX to Victor
for his assistance. V/S: Victor Goonetilleke.

9955 Overcomer Ministry/Bro Stair via WRMI Okeechobee Florida site. Full
data (w/site) WRMI Transmitter 7 /Africa Poster QSL card in 2 months. V/S;
Jeff White.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

USA   KVOH Testing on 17775 kHz tonight at around 0215 UT.

KVOH noted testing around 0215 UTC this evening with Cuban-style music
then IDs and requests for reception reports in both English and Spanish.
I am in their skip zone so reception was the usual weak and fluttery.
(Bob LaRose-San Diego-USA, dxld March 3)

Thanks, Bob. I know the pre-recorded test audio did ask for reports, but
we don't actually need reports for that test this afternoon (although we
will of course verify any that are received). The purpose of the test
(which continued for several hours after our regular sign-off at 2000 UTC
Monday) was for our engineering staff to be able to work on some of the
technical issues we have been experiencing. We take Glenn's and others'
comments seriously, and have implemented filtering to better restrict the
bandwidth of our signals (on both 17775 and 9975 kHz). We were also
working on the unintentional 'reverb' sound Glenn commented on a week or
two ago, and have at least identified next steps needed to address that.
It requires more equipment, so can't be fixed instantly, but hopefully
very soon.
Ray Robinson, Operations Manager
KVOH - Voice of Hope / Voz de Esperanza
P.O.Box 102, Los Angeles, CA 90078, USA. <http://www.kvoh.net>
(dxld March 4)

USA   17775  March 4 at 1440 UT, KVOH is on with good signal, but no
modulation except some hum; then, just barely music. 1448 UT music
modulation suddenly up and down and up and now it's good.

Ray Robinson, ops mgr, explained that KVOH stayed on 17775 kHz yesterday
past usual 2000* UT in order to work on tech problems I have been pointing
out, and apparently still doing so. 1526 UT recheck: off the air.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 4)

USA   Winter B-13 schedule of WINB from March 1
0000-0330   9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
1230-1300   9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1300-1500 NF9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun, ex13570
1500-1715 NF9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun, ex13570
1715-2145 NF9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily, ex13570
2145-2200 NF9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Eng/Spa Mon-Fri, ex13570
2145-2200 NF9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun, ex13570
2200-2330   9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2330-2400   9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sun
2330-2400   9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Spanish Mon
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 1)

USA   Two new registered frequencies of Radio Miami International:
0000-2400 5030*YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English from March 9
0000-2400 5950*YFR 100 kW 181 deg to CARR English from March 9

{* both are new Radio Republica programm outlets to come via RMI bcasting
center ?  v5950 kHz is an old Radio Republica channel. wb.}

Other registered frequencies of Radio Miami International, but not active:
2200-1100 5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to NoEaAM English from Dec.23
2200-1100 7730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English from Dec.23
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 25)

USA   Winter B-13 schedule of WWCR World Wide Christian Radio till Mar 8

WWCR-1
0000-0200  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
0200-1100  3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1100-1115 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Russian Sat
1100-1115 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sun-Fri
1115-1215 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1215-1245 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Ara/Rus Mon-Fri
1215-1245 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
1245-1300 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1300-2100 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2100-2200  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2200-2300  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Spanish Mon-Fri
2200-2300  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
2300-2400  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English

WWCR-2
0000-0100  5070 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
0100-1300  5935 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1300-1600  7490 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1600-2100 12160 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
2100-2300  9350 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
2300-2400  5070 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English

WWCR-3
0000-0100 13845 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English
0100-1300  4840 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English
1300-2400 13845 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English

WWCR-4
0000-0300  7520 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat
0300-0400  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat
0400-0500  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat Brother Stair
0400-0500  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Sun/Mon
0500-1200  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair
1200-1300  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
1300-1500  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
1500-2300  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair
2300-2400  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

USA   Winter B-13 schedule of WWCR World Wide Christian Radio from Mar 9

WWCR-1
0000-0100  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
0100-0900  3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
0900-1100 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1100-1115 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Russian Sat
1100-1115 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sun-Fri
1115-1215 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1215-1245 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Ara/Rus Mon-Fri
1215-1245 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
1245-1300 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
1300-2200 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2200-2200  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2200-2300  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Spanish Mon-Fri
2200-2300  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
2300-2400  6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English

WWCR-2
0000-1200  5935 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1200-1500  7490 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1500-2100 12160 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
2100-2400  9350 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English

WWCR-3
0000-1200  4840 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English
1200-2400 13845 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English

WWCR-4
0000-0200  7520 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat
0200-0400  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat
0400-0500  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sat Brother Stair
0400-0500  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Sun/Mon
0500-1200  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair
1200-1500  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
1500-2300  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair
2300-2400  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

USA   Additional transmissions of WRMI Okeechobee, Florida from March 4

2300-1100  5850#YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews + others
2300-1100  7455*YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEXI   English TruNews + others

# co-ch Radio Farda in Persian till 0300.
* unregistered frequency in HFCC database.
Both frequencies are blocked by RTTY transmission.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 4)

USA   Since Jeff White tipped me that WRMI would be starting a new service
on two frequencies today March 3, 'TruNews' at 2200-1100 UT on new 7455
and 5850 kHz, I was standing by to confirm it at 2200 UT neither on the
air, nor later in that hour.

Recheck at 2312 UT, now they are on, presumably really starting at 2300
UT, VG on 7455 kHz well over the RTTY, and good but weaker this early on
5850 kHz. Psalm CXXXIX being referenced, and soon ID as TruNews,
discussion of current events in Ukraine. Rick Wiles obviously has contempt
for Pres. Obama, always including his middle name, which is code for "he's
not one of us", but goes a step further, referring to him as "Eric
Saturo"?? I guess maybe an alternate Indonesian-era name, but I don't find
it by Googling. O, here it is, stepfather was Lolo Soetoro, per Wiki.

The TruNews website does not yet list WRMI, but *only three* radio station
affiliates: one domestic, KBXD, 1480 Dallas, where we first ran across him
when that station debuted, almost a sesquiyear ago, M-F at 8-9 am CT;
"World Band" stations WHRI, 5920 & 7385 kHz at times converting to 0200 UT
Tue-Sat, at least until DST shifts next week; and on WWCR, 6115 and 5070
kHz, M-F converting to 23 UT. His shtick is that all news must be viewed
from a Christian standpoint only Wiles can provide.

New WRMI IDs seemingly by Wiles himself are inserted on 5850 and 7455 kHz
at hourtops and hourbottoms, always referring to "World band". Evidently
this show is only one hour long, so will WRMI keep running it over and
over until 1100 UT, the alleged span of these new frequencies?

No, apparently under the umbrella of TruNews, another show takes over at
0000-0200 UT March 4, 'Revelation Ready' with Dan Duval. That may be brand
new, since the closest program name for him that Google finds is 'Rapture
Ready'. Today's topic: the face on Mars. No further explanation needed for
what R.R. is about. Now the RTTY QRM is growing from the station which
used to own 7455 kHz will they complain to FCC? This area is after all a
fixed utility band with broadcasters the intruders subject to bumping.
Even worse by 0200 UT.

I didn't check WWCR 6115 & 5070 kHz for // at 23-24 UT, but after 0200 UT,
TruNews is repeating on 7455 & 5850 kHz, and now it is // WHRI on 5920 &
7385 kHz (syncrhony not checked). How does this significantly improve the
program's reach four frequencies instead of two from close geographical
sites? Must be following the Brother Scare model. Will it keep repeating
thru the night, alternating with Revelations or even more politico-
religious shows? I won't be listening except for possible random chex.

WRMI website continues to provide a program grid only for 9955 kHz, not
updated since Feb 9, and a transmission grid not updated since Feb 11.
Getting back to 2200 UT Monday March 3, despite listing as 'Overcomer'
until 2400 UT, WRMI is in fact running other programming as monitored on
9955 kHz:

2231 UT tune-in amid 'Wavescan' which must have started at 2215 UT, as
Jeff is mentioning the next NASB meeting, open to the public, which will
be at IBB Greenville, Thu & Fri May 15 & 16 (let's hope it's still a SW
station by then); mailbag items; mentions CFRX reactivated on 6070 kHz,
including my log of it. After the JSWC report consisting of month-old
routine logs in Japan, all spoken according to a very strict format, Jeff
adds that Radio Taiwan Internacional relays via Okeechobee have resumed as
of March 1, 0300-0400 UT on 7730 kHz in Spanish, as tested several weeks
ago. Apparently they weren't interested enough to try English.

BTW, A-14 plans show that WRMI will also start relaying R. Japan, but also
only in Spanish! 0400-0430 UT on 5985 kHz, apparently replacing WHRI on
6195 kHz, but not really, since WHRI is moving to 12015 kHz at that time.
(WHRI will also still have NHK in Portuguese & Spanish at 09-10 UT on 6195
kHz, and 2130-2200 UT Portuguese still on 17540 kHz.)

Continuing non-TOM 9955 kHz monitoring: Monday at 2245 UT, 'Acontecer
Venezolano', discussing the demonstrations and unrest there; 2300 UT
'Frecuencia al Dia', 2330 UT unchecked.

9495 kHz, UT Tue March 4 at 0056 UT check is playing 'My Way' by Sinatra.
Again, not sure what WRMI program that would be.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, March 4)

UZBEKISTAN    9900  Vatican Radio RR BCB to Asia via Tashkent. Full data
(w/ both sites) His Holiness Pope Francis QSL card, w/ accompanying
Postcard of RR schedules, plus a cover letter, this for a report to RR
Section of Vatican Radio Reply in 6 months.

7515  Voice of Martyrs, Korean Religious BCB via Tashkent. Full data (w/NO
site) Verification Letter with full data, in 4 days, for an e-mail report,
with two attached MP3 recordings, to
<tdillmuth @ seoulusa.org>  or
<mdillmuth @ seoulusa.org>
Reply came from Melissa Dillmuth but letter signed by Pastor Tim.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer March 2)

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

MW Log March 2nd morning, here are some observation of 04-06 UT slot:

LW 270 kHz
   Nothing heard of CzechR Topolna at 0415 UT, nil, no carrier nada.

 594.011 POR? 0418 UT
 666.006 ESP  0420
 729.013 GRC  (x.000 D,  x.005 BBC Essex)
 765.005 R Rossii, Pedaselga 0426, (x.000 Essex ?)
 855.020 ROU, (x.001 Postwick?, x.000 ESP)
 864.006 F, (x.000 BUL)
 873.008 ESP, (x.000 MDA / ALG)
 882.005 MNE (881.995 ESP)
 890.981 ALG 0436 UT,
 890.999 TUR TRT Antalya at 0503 UT on air // 927
 918.028 SVN Domzale (and another unknown x.001)
 926.994 TUR TRT Izmir at 0440 UT
 945.043 ROU (944.9975 F)
 990.009 ESP
1008.003 HOL
1025.987 ALG? Arabic
1053.015 LBY
1053.026 ROU, 0535 UT
1071.009 EGY?
1097.986 ESP
1124.973 1124.988 1124.995, 1125.0  ???
1151.996 ROU
1179.011 ROU
1188.040 Greek Pirate ?
1196.990 ROU, 0550 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 2)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX 


Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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