WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1158 - 18 April 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALASKA   7355  KNLS on April 3 at 1227 UT, is now confirmed here in A-14,
ex-9615 for this English hour in B-13. Why in the world would they go to a
lower frequency in the summer from midnight-sun land? Need lessons in
Propagation 101, which perhaps their "DX specialist" Carl Mann could
provide, but today his "DX Definitions" repeat from a series recorded
decades ago, is about zero-beating, tuning AM stations with the BFO on; it
lasts barely two minutes. Fair signal.

HFCC A-14 now shows both 7355 and 11870 kHz for English at 12-13 UT,
apparently covering bases with alternates, and in case they ever get a
second transmitter going again. Maybe their 25mb antenna is inoperative?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 9)

ALBANIA   9845v  Radio Tirana lost audio feed from bcasting house to
Shijak transmitting center ? Before I could measure the field strength,
Radio Tirana's try to reach the Americas on shortwave at 0130-0200 UT with
AN EMPTY CARRIER only, the signal disappeared at 0143 UT definitely. I
guess the technician on duty in Shijak SW center switched off, due of lost
the feeder line from bcasting center in Tirana downtown to rural Shijak
shortwave transmission site.

Scheduled 0130-0200 UT. Logged April 17 at 0142-0143 UT.
Heard a powerful signal in Alberta province in western Canada - though.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

ALGERIA   252  Algeria is also off, via mediumwave.info.

The following information was received here today:
"For your information, the station Chaine 3 of Tipaza in 252 kHz is out of
service since March 17, 2014."
(Guenter Lorenz-D, mwcircle yg, March 29, 2014)

TA 252 kHz and MW sites: According to Transradio Website
<http://www.transradio.de>

RTA signed a contract for rebuilding all the algerian TX sites including
252 kHz. TX's coming from Transradio Berlin Germany (TRAM1500 LW, TRAM600
MW), antennas from Ampegon Schifferstadt Germany.
Walter Barteczek (April 2, 2014)
(via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK Apr 16; see also under U.K.)

Télédiffusion d'Algérie awarded AM Radio Project to TRANSRADIO and
Ampegon.

Télédiffusion d'Algérie is renewing their longwave station in Tipaza.

Berlin, Germany and Turgi, Switzerland; Sept 20, 2013.

Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA), the national broadcaster of Algeria,
selected TRANSRADIO and Ampegon to replace the 1.5 MW longwave
transmission system located close to the city of Tipaza in July this year.
Meanwhile all administrative matters were settled and the contract is put
into force. The project was offered in cooperation between Transradio and
Ampegon.

The TRANSRADIO TRAM line long- and mediumwave transmitters which will be
used for the project are well known for their robustness, efficiency,
reliability and superior DRM performance.

All the antenna modernization works will be carried out by the Ampegon
team in Schifferstadt, Germany which is highly experienced in designing,
refurbishing and upgrading antennas to full DRM compatibility.

"TDA feels confident to choose the right partners for the Tipaza longwave
project as TRANSRADIO and Ampegon were trustworthy partners in all
previous projects fulfilling the requirements of our broadcasting
organization. We look forward to a successful realization of this
challenging project using the experience of the major transmitter and
antenna manufacturers in the world." said Mr. Hoyou when the contract was
signed.

Jochen Huber, CEO of TRANSRADIO stated: "TRANSRADIO is proud to be chosen
for such extensive and ambitious projects by TDA. It proofs that our focus
on reliability, quality and customer service is still honored." Josef
Troxler, CEO of Ampegon stated: "This project is an excellent proof that
the collaboration with TRANSRADIO is leading to win-win positions for both
companies with full added value for the end-user to get a complete and
integrated system."

The Tipaza longwave transmitter is operated on 252 kHz broadcasting TDA's
French program with 1500 kW on day and 750 kW on night time fully covering
the western Mediterranean Sea region.

About TRANSRADIO TRANSRADIO SenderSysteme Berlin AG, formerly named
TELEFUNKEN SenderSysteme Berlin AG, specializes in the research,
development and design of modern AM, VHF/FM and DRM broadcasting systems,
and delivers custom-tailored solutions to meet the needs of its customers.
The professional service of TRANSRADIO ranges from the delivery of
transmitters, antenna-, power supply- and air-conditioning systems to the
management of turnkey projects, including all facilities needed to operate
a broadcasting station.

TRAM MF-, LF and communication transmitters in available power ranges
between 5 kW and 2 MW are ready prepared for digital operation and
optimised for high reliability and minimal maintenance expenditure.
Modular design is combined with high unit redundancy. Also in countries
with small technological infrastructure these transmitters have proven
their outstanding performance.

TRANSRADIO as a founding member of the DRM Consortium has established
itself as the world's leading DRM provider. Today TRANSRADIO has the
highest number of installed DRM transmitters in service.

Broadcasting technology is subject to constant change and development and
the ongoing creation of new products and the further development of
existing ones is the key element of TRANSRADIO's success. In the past
Telefunken set the benchmark in the field of broadcasting and now
TRANSRADIO will heavily influence the transmitter technology of the future
and sees its main activities in the digitization of broadcasting,
especially in DRM.

About Ampegon.

Ampegon is a new brand established in autumn 2012 to merge the former
Thomson Broadcast activities of Turgi (Switzerland), Schifferstadt
(Germany) and Beijing (China) in one powerful and market leading group of
companies. The group is serving the global Radio Transmission markets
including Antenna Systems as well as Scientific Applications and Green
Technologies with an extensive product range tailored to all needs of the
customers in these strategic fields. The products and services stand for
highest quality, reliability and best performance.

As the leading designer, manufacturer and system integrator of AM/DRM
Radio Transmission Systems worldwide Ampegon offers the complete system
including transmitters, antennas and a wide range of auxiliary equipment.
In addition the group is developing world-class technology and fully
integrated solutions to serve scientific institutions with best overall
performance: High power RF amplifiers, regulated high voltage modulators
and power supplies (HVPS). A clear focus lies on Green Technologies for
the benefit of our environment and to improve climate protection, offering
photovoltaic power plants based on the company's extensive turnkey
experience and system approach.

Contact
Jochen Huber             Josef Troxler
CEO                      CEO
TRANSRADIO Sender        Ampegon AG
Systeme Berlin AG
13587 Berlin, Germany    5300 Turgi, Switzerland
Tel +49 30 339 78 501    Tel +41 58 710 44 00

Télédiffusion d'Algérie is renewing their longwave station in Tipaza.

Berlin, Germany and Turgi, Switzerland; Sept 20, 2013:

Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA), the national broadcaster of Algeria,
selected TRANSRADIO and Ampegon to replace the 1.5 MW longwave
transmission system located close to the city of Tipaza in July this year.
Meanwhile all administrative matters were settled and the contract is put
into force. The project was offered in cooperation between Transradio and
Ampegon.

The TRANSRADIO TRAM line long- and mediumwave transmitters which will be
used for the project are well known for their robustness, efficiency,
reliability and superior DRM performance.

All the antenna modernization works will be carried out by the Ampegon
team in Schifferstadt, Germany which is highly experienced in designing,
refurbishing and upgrading antennas to full DRM compatibility.

"TDA feels confident to choose the right partners for the Tipaza longwave
project as TRANSRADIO and Ampegon were trustworthy partners in all
previous projects fulfilling the requirements of our broadcasting
organization. We look forward to a successful realization of this
challenging project using the experience of the major transmitter and
antenna manufacturers in the world." said Mr. Hoyou when the contract was
signed.

Jochen Huber, CEO of TRANSRADIO stated: "TRANSRADIO is proud to be chosen
for such extensive and ambitious projects by TDA. It proofs that our focus
on reliability, quality and customer service is still honored."

Josef Troxler, CEO of Ampegon stated: "This project is an excellent proof
that the collaboration with TRANSRADIO is leading to win-win positions for
both companies with full added value for the end-user to get a complete
and integrated system."

The Tipaza longwave transmitter is operated on 252 kHz broadcasting TDA's
French program with 1500 kW on day and 750 kW on night time fully covering
the western Mediterranean Sea region.

- - -

TRANSRADIO and Ampegon continue and develop their good business relations
to Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA)

Renewing its confidence in TRANSRADIO's technology and experience with
complex AM/DRM turn-key projects, Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA), the
national broadcaster of Algeria, again chose the cooperation of TRANSRADIO
and Ampegon to upgrade and improve its AM broadcasting network with
another two high-power MW transmitter systems.

Just a few month after getting the order for the 1500 kW LW station in
Tipaza, TRANSRADIO again was rewarded with the contract to renew existing
AM equipment in Ouled Fayet (600 kW) and Bechar (400 kW) in February 2014.
The cooperation partner Ampegon will be responsible for the new antenna
systems and dummy loads. Both companies look forward to prove again its
ability to manage such outstanding projects.

It has been exactly at the site Ouled Fayet where TDA and TSB started
their successful AM partnership in 2002 as TSB has put a small TRAM line
transmitter into service. The high-quality and reliable technical concept
of the TRAM line convinced TDA technicians and engineers so quickly that
in the following years TDA asked TSB to deliver lots of AM stations for
the whole country in nearly all power classes from 10 to 1.500 kW.
( <http://www.transradio.de>  April 2, 2014)

ARGENTINA   11710.722  RAE Buenos Aires in English, but heard only Spanish
lang Latin American music songs, very smooth music.
At 0210 UT on April 12.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

11710.660 kHz  RAE Buenos Aires in Japanese at 0135 UT April 17. Bandoneon
music. Excellent music from downunder South America. S=9+20dB or -55dBm
strength. Female locutora in Japanese language.

15345.280  RAE Buenos Aires scheduled 1700-2400 UT, heard with Italian
language sce at 1923 UT April 17, S=9+15dB or -63dBm signal strength,
steadily reinforcing.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

ASCENSION ISLS   21735drm mode.   Live Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)
broadcast to feature at this month's South African Broadcasting
Association (SABA) conference

The DRM Consortium is a Sector Partner at The Southern African
Broadcasting Association (SABA), Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit in Cape
Town from 22nd - 24th April.

The workshop will offer a live demonstration of DRM30 with a two-hour BBC
broadcast, from Ascension Island - a site managed by DRM member, Babcock -
to Southern Africa carrying BBC World Service English from 1330-1530 UT at
114 degrees azimuth on 21735 kHz. - Press Release via DRM Project Office.
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXasia April 17)

AUSTRALIA   19000 kHz  RA Shepparton logged at 0006 UT on April 17,
and // 15240 15415 17750 17795 17860 kHz. S=9+15dB or -54dBm signal,
news on sinking ship disaster near Cheju island in souther Korea.

15399.974 kHz odd frequency footprint. HCA Kununurra in English on final
annmt til 0029 UT sign-off, S=9 or -71dBm strength. TX switched off at
00.30:05 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

AUSTRALIA/SINGAPORE/UAE   Change to Radio Australia Shortwave Schedule.

There has been a minor change to the Radio Australia shortwave schedule,
affecting a relay service provided by Babcock Communications
at Al Dhabbaya UAE.

Effective 0100 UTC Thursday 17 April 2014.

The existing 9610 kHz at 2200-2300 UT transmission is moving to 9900 kHz
from 17 April 2014. The move is necessary to avoid interference from an
adjacent channel service on 9615 kHz.
[? probably to avoid CNR1 jamming on 9615 kHz ?  9900 kHz registered now
with 500 kW of power, - and shortened by 30mins at 2300-2330 UT too,  wb.]

ABC <http://www.abc.net.au/>
(Gary Baxter-AUS, Transmission Planning Executive, Communications Networks
Division; via Andreas Volk-D  ADDX Munich Germany,
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

 2325 0830 2130 55                TEN  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 2485 0830 2130 55                KTH  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 4835 0830 2130 55                ALI  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 4835 2130 0830 55                ALI  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 4910 2130 0830 55                TEN  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 5025 2130 0830 55                KTH  50 0   Mul AUS ABC
 5940 1300 1700 49,50,51W,54E,55  SHP 100 334 Mul AUS ABC
 5995 0800 1400 51,64,65          BRN  25 10  Mul AUS ABC
 5995 1400 1800 45,51E,55E,56,60  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
 6080 0900 1100 50,51,54          SHP 100 5   Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1100 1300 50,51,54          SHP 100 5   Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1730 2030 50,51,54          SHP 100 5   Mul AUS ABC
 6140 1100 1300 49                SNG 100 13  Eng SNG BAB
 6150 0900 1400 45,51E,55E,56,60  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
 7410 0700 0900 45,51E,55E,56,60  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
 9475 0700 0900 42,43,44,45,51,50 SHP 100 353 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 0900 1100 6,7,10,45,51E,56  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
 9475 1100 1700 18,27,28,39,40,44 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 1700 1900 18,27,28,39,40,44 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
 9540 1600 1630 49                SNG 100 340 Eng SNG BAB
 9580 0800 1000 6,7,10,56,60N,62  SHP 100 80  Mul AUS ABC
 9580 1000 1500 6,7,10,56,60N,62  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
 9580 1700 2100 6,7,10,56,60N,62  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
 9660 0000 0800 51,64,65          BRN  25 10  Mul AUS ABC
 9660 2100 2400 51,64,65          BRN  25 10  Mul AUS ABC
 9710 0700 1100 42,43,44,45,51,50 SHP 100 355 Mul AUS ABC
 9710 1800 2000 6,7,10,45,51E,56  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
 9820 1700 2030 29,42,43,44,45,51 SHP 100 353 Eng AUS ABC
 9850 1500 1700 51E,54E,55E,56    SHP 100 40  Eng AUS ABC
 9855 2200 2400 49                DHA 500 90  Eng UAE BAB
 9900 2200 2300 54    ex -2330 UT DHA 500 105 Eng UAE BAB ex9610
 9965 1300 1430 43E,44W           HBN 100 318 Eng USA BAB
11650 2000 2200 6,7,10,45,51E,56  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
11660 1900 2100 6,7,10,51E,56,61  SHP 100 65  Mul AUS ABC
11695 2030 2330 18,27,28,39,40,44 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
11780 0100 0130 49NW              SNG 100 340 Mya SNG BAB
11880 1530 2000 6,7,10,51E,56     SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
11945 0600 1000 45,56,60,62,63,83 SHP 100 100 Mul AUS ABC
12005 0000 0030 49NW              SNG 100 340 Mya SNG BAB
12065 1000 1530 6,7,10,56,60N,62  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
12080 0000 1100 51,56,60,62       BRN  25 80  Mul AUS ABC
12080 1100 1200 51,56,60,62       BRN  25 80  Mul AUS ABC DRM mode
12080 2000 2400 51,56,60,62       BRN  25 80  Mul AUS ABC
12085 1100 1730 18,27,28,39,40,44 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
13630 0500 0800 6,7,10,51E,56,62  SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
13630 2100 2300 6,7,10,51E,56,61  SHP 100 65  Mul AUS ABC
15160 0100 0500 6,7,10,56,60-63   SHP 100 65  Mul AUS ABC
15240 0000 0900 6,7,10,45,51E,56  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
15240 2200 2400 6,7,10,45,51E,56  SHP 100 30  Mul AUS ABC
15300 0300 0600 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
15415 0000 0700 42,43,44,45,51,50 SHP 100 355 Mul AUS ABC
15415 2030 2400 42,43,44,45,51,50 SHP 100 355 Mul AUS ABC
15515 2000 2300 6,7,10,51E,56     SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
17750 0000 0700 29,42,43,44,50,51 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
17750 2330 2400 29,42,43,44,50,51 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
17795 0000 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
17795 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
17800 0400 0500 54                HBN 100 270 Eng USA BAB
17840 0100 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
17840 0300 0500 42,43,44,45,51,50 SHP 100 50  Mul AUS ABC
17860 0000 0100 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
17860 2100 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 70  Mul AUS ABC
19000 0000 0100 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 65  Mul AUS ABC
19000 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60  SHP 100 65  Mul AUS ABC
21725 0500 0700 29,42,43,44,50,51 SHP 100 329 Mul AUS ABC
(RA in A-14)

A-14 shortwave schedule of Radio Australia

0000-0030  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0000-0030 12005 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0030 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0000-0030 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0000-0030 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0000-0030 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0000-0030 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English

0030-0100  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0030-0100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0030-0100 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0030-0100 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0030-0100 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0030-0100 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English

0100-0130  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0100-0130 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0130 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0130 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0100-0130 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0100-0130 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0100-0130 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0100-0130 17840 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0130-0200  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0130-0200 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0130-0200 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0130-0200 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0130-0200 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0130-0200 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0130-0200 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0130-0200 17840 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0200-0300  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0200-0300 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0200-0300 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0200-0300 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0200-0300 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0200-0300 17840 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

0300-0315  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0300-0315 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC French  Mon-Fri
0300-0315 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English Sat/Sun
0300-0315 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0300-0315 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC French  Mon-Fri
0300-0315 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
0300-0315 15300 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC French  Mon-Fri
0300-0315 15300 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English Sat/Sun
0300-0315 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0300-0315 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0300-0315 17840 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaAS  English

0315-0400  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0315-0400 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0315-0400 15300 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0315-0400 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0315-0400 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0315-0400 17840 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaAS  English

0400-0500  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0400-0500 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 15160 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0400-0500 15300 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0400-0500 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0400-0500 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0400-0500 17800 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
0400-0500 17840 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaAS  English

0500-0600  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0500-0600 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0600 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0600 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0500-0600 15300 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
0500-0600 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0500-0600 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0500-0600 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

0600-0700  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0600-0700 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SoPAC English
0600-0700 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0600-0700 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0600-0700 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0600-0700 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0600-0700 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0600-0700 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

0700-0800  7410 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0700-0800  9475 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS  English
0700-0800  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0700-0800  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0700-0800 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SoPAC English
0700-0800 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0700-0800 13630 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to EaPAC English
0700-0800 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English

0800-0900  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
0800-0900  7410 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
0800-0900  9475 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS  English
0800-0900  9580 SHP 100 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0800-0900  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
0800-0900 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SoPAC English
0800-0900 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0800-0900 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English

0900-1000  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin
0900-1000  9580 SHP 100 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
0900-1000  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  Pidgin
0900-1000 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SoPAC English
0900-1000 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC Pidgin

1000-1100  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100  9475 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English Sat/Sun
1000-1100  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1000-1100  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English Sat/Sun
1000-1100 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1000-1100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC Pidgin  Mon-Fri
1000-1100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English Sat/Sun

1100-1200  5995 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
1100-1200  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1100-1200  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1100-1200  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1100-1200 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1100-1200 12080 BRN 005 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English DRM
          DRM mode B, 64 QAM, 10 kHz, 20.5 kBits/sec.
1100-1200 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1200-1300  5995 BRN 005 kW 010 deg to NoPAC  English
1200-1300  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC  English
1200-1300  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1200-1300  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1200-1300 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1200-1300 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1300-1400  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  5995 BRN 005 kW 010 deg to NoPAC  English
1300-1400  6150 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1300-1400  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1300-1400  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS   English
1300-1400 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1300-1400 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1400-1430  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1430  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1400-1430  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1430  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1400-1430  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS   English
1400-1430 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1400-1430 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1430-1500  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1430-1500  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1430-1500 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1430-1500 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1500-1530  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1530  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1500-1530  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1530  9850 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC  English
1500-1530 12065 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1500-1530 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1530-1600  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1600  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1530-1600  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1600  9850 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC  English
1530-1600 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English
1530-1600 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1600-1630  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1630  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1600-1630  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1630  9540 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1630  9850 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC  English
1600-1630 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English
1600-1630 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1630-1700  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1630-1700  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1630-1700  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1630-1700  9850 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPAC  English
1630-1700 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English
1630-1700 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1700-1730  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1700-1730  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1730  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1700-1730  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English
1700-1730 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English
1700-1730 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English

1730-1800  5995 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1730-1800  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC  English
1730-1800  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1730-1800  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1730-1800  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English
1730-1800 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English

1800-1900  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC  English
1800-1900  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1800-1900  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC  English
1800-1900  9710 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC  English
1800-1900  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English
1800-1900 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC  English

1900-2000  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
1900-2000  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
1900-2000  9710 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
1900-2000  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS  English
1900-2000 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
1900-2000 11880 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2000-2030  6080 SHP 100 kW 005 deg to NoPAC English
2000-2030  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS  English
2000-2030 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2000-2030 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2000-2030 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2030-2100  9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2030-2100 11660 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2030-2100 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2030-2100 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
2030-2100 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English

2100-2200  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 11650 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2100-2200 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2100-2200 13630 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2100-2200 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
2100-2200 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2100-2200 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

2200-2300  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2200-2300  9855 DHA 500 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2300  9900 DHA 500 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English ex9610
2200-2300 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2300 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2200-2300 13630 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
2200-2300 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2200-2300 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
2200-2300 15515 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2200-2300 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English

2300-2330  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2300-2330  9855 DHA 500 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2330 11695 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2330 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2300-2330 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2300-2330 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
2300-2330 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2300-2330 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2300-2330 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English

2330-2400  9660 BRN 010 kW 010 deg to NoPAC English
2330-2400  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2330-2400 12080 BRN 010 kW 080 deg to EaPAC English
2330-2400 15240 SHP 100 kW 030 deg to NoPAC English
2330-2400 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS  English
2330-2400 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
2330-2400 17795 SHP 100 kW 050 deg to NoPAC English
2330-2400 17860 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English
2330-2400 19000 SHP 100 kW 065 deg to EaPAC English
(RA PDF file, A14v1.1, April 17)

BRAZIL   9664.369  Oddity, but station ZYE890 Voz Missionaria, Marumby,
Canboria SC, wandered some 10 to 20 Hertz up and down, S=8, -81dBm
strength in NY-USA, at 0130 UT on April 12. Light music programm,
- I liked it ...

9645.384  ZYE957 Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo SP, some social radioplay
at 1037 UT April 12, S=7 or -86dBm strength in NY-USA. // ZYE958 on 25 mb
11925.174 kHz at 0205 UT.

9629.975  ZYE954  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida SP, nice smooth songs
program.
BUT DISTORTED OVERMODULATED TX function of scratchy TX unit !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

11925.204 and 11780.005 kHz.
At 0124 UT, some live sports coverage, soccer reportaje transmission, like
machine gun fired speaker type report on both

11925.204  R Bandeirantes SP, and
11780.005  R Nacional Brazilia, S=9+10dB or -55dBm signal.

At same time on 11855.226 kHz ZYE954 Radio Aperecida, boring Ave Maria
praying over and over again... at 0129 UT April 17. S=9+10dB or -55dBm
strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

CHINA   It was mentioned some years ago that SARFT had purchased 13 ALLISS
units or possibly the rights to clone them. So far only three units have
been known to exist, one near Qiqihar at 47 20 47.2 N  124 16 07.3 E
(southeast of a jamming station), and

two near Jinhua at
29 06 58.9 N  119 18 39.6 E  and at  29 07 03.9 N  119 18 49.2 E.

Now I saw a mention that Kashi/Kashgar also was in the plans, so I went
there in Google Maps and swept a wide loop around the old CRI site, and
west of the old site I spotted a neatly arranged group of three rotatable
antennas. The arrays seem to be incomplete, so maybe they were under
construction at the time of the imaging. The coordinates are

39 21 20.3 N  75 42 52.7 E
39 21 49.9 N  75 42 34.7 E  and
39 22 22.3 N  75 42 46.7 E
with a building in the center of the area. A road leads there from the
main site.
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)  see also Ampegon on Kuwait.

Qiqihar-CHN at 47 20 47.2 N  124 16 07.3 E
yes this was the first ALLISS ant type erected in China, always photo seen
also in the Thales-Thomcast printed magazine in 2003 year, I guess.
Qiqihar Heilongjiang, Thales ALLISS rotatable 500 kW unit of April 2003y.

BUT :
Jinua site two revolving are "Chinese clons" of AEG Telefunken type, and
erected a lot years before of the ALLISS delivery matter.
29 06 58.9 N  119 18 39.6 E

similar "originals" AEG Telefunken type erected in the 70ties and 80ties
at Sottens Switzerland, ORS Moosbrunn Austria, few at Tehran Kamalabad
Iran, and at SMG Vatican State.

A similar revolving SW antenna type also erected by USSR antenna firm
design at Grigoriopol Maiac broadcasting site in Pridnestrovie -
Transnistria, and at Plovdiv Bulgaria.

btw - Kashgar western China,
new "ALLISS cloned antennas" erected late between 2009 and 2012 year.

Kashgar Clones visible on latest Google Earth Dec 2012 image, surprise
surprise, yet visible on sandy desert:

39 21 49.62 N  75 42 47.02 E
3 x Alliss like (?rather Chinese clones?)
Erected between July 2009 and Dec 2012th !

The contract for the 13 x SW TXs Thomcast to China was in April 2003, the
announcement of the antennas was not exactly detailed, and only noted
always the single Qiqihar-CHN one (1x) ALLISS antenna (photo in Thomcast
Magazine in 2003) in China to go.

Qiqihar Heilongjiang, Thales Alliss rotatable 500 kW unit of April
2003year
47 20 47.09 N  124 16 07.32 E

"Thales News" #14 of winter 2003 mentioned delivery of 13 x [exThomcast]
Thales TSW2500 transmitter[!] and a - probably  s i n g l e - ALLISS
antenna, taken at
Qiqihar Heilongjiang in China [of April 2003]
47 20 47.09 N  124 16 07.32 E

Except the Telefunken AEG clone (type Sottens, Vatican State, Moosbrunn,
Iran etc.), we have not had any Revolving, not other types of Ampegon
Alliss/Rigid antenna type discovered on G.E. and/or Google Maps in China
yet.

"AEG Telefunken Chinese clons" at Jinhua China:
29 06 58.89 N  119 18 39.43 E
29 07 03.81 N  119 18 49.28 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 25, 2013)

CHINA   Dongfang in the Hainan Island seems to be a preferred location for
Chinese jammers. I have found three separate jammer sites at a small
distance from each other near the western end of the island.

The northwest site at 18 54 14.8 N  108 39 38.7 E
with 12 curtain masts must be a pure jamming site, as no normal SW
broadcasts are listed for DOF ITU call location.
{Unidentified also an older 7mast array visible on the southwestern
corner stub at northwest site,
7mast array at 18 54 08.72 N  108 39 28.42 E   -  wb.}

The southwest site at 18 53 24.6 N  108 39 39.6 E
on westerly coast line site has only six curtain masts but also houses the
giant MW arrays for Foreign Services on 603 and 684 kHz.
603 kHz 6-masts 600kW, since 1995y on air,
684 kHz 2-masts 300kW. MW CRI Foreign sce and RFI Paris relays heard FIRST
on 13 May 1999.

The third site at 18 52 20.5 N  108 40 49.2 E
is the big one with 23 masts. The modern Chinese masts for curtains
actually consist of two // masts with crossbars between them.
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

DOF - SW appeared in ITU list on Sept 2002.

Kai Ludwig mentioned in Dec 2003:
Seit 1. Dezember 2003 waren Testsendungen mit teilweise stark verbrummten
Aufnahmen westlicher Klassik und Instrumentalfassungen von Pophits zu
beobachten, wie sie bereits im Oktober 2003 vor der Einweihung der
Sendestation Dongfang auf der Insel Hainan liefen.

Die Triangulierung der Sendesignale aus verschiedenen Weltregionen wies
auf Suedwestchina, wo eine grosse Mittelwellenstation bei der ITU
angemeldet wurde. Tatsaechlich konnten auch Testsendungen auf der
Mittelwelle 1422 kHz beobachtret werden. Diese Frequenz wurde zusammen mit
1197 und 1539 kHz von China fuer eine Sendeleistung von 600 kW und einen
Standort in der Naehe von Kashi-Kashgar (39N20 75E46) unweit des Pamir
koordiniert, womit wenig Zweifel darueber verbleiben, wo sich diese
derzeit im Testbetrieb stehende Sendestation befindet.

Nach Dongfang-Hainan und einen ebenfalls neuen Sendezentrum in der Naehe
von Urumqui nimmt China damit bereits seine dritte neue Grosssendeanlage
in Betrieb. Die wahrscheinlich 500 kW starken Kurzwellensender dieser
Stationen wurden zusammen mit zahlreichen 100 kW-Sendern vom US-
amerikanischen Hersteller Continental bezogen. Dabei lassen
Empfangsbeobachtungen den Schluss zu, dass diese Technik auch in die
intensiven Stoersendungen gegen Programme westlicher Anbieter einbezogen
wird.

Fuer diese Stoersendertaetigkeit werden neuerdings in der Regel besonders
aggressive Produktionen traditioneller chinesischer Musik benutzt.
Waehrend die Grossanlage in Urumqui fuer Europa und Russland westlich des
Urals eingesetzt wird, duerfte die neue Station in Kashgar-Kashi fuer den
Mittelmeerraum und Nordafrika [und Mittelost, wb.] ideal sein.
(K. Ludwig 14.12.2003, Prof. Dr. Hj. Biener; ntt Dec 15, 2003)

JAMMING:
WB:  Despite of these
3x Dongfang jamming sites, also
Qiqihar Heilongjiang,
Kashi-Kashgar,

That was the text from Thales Magazine in 2002:
Shortwave Report China.

DRM with Stereo Test on SW. Live Demonstrations Worldwide.

Following successful daily public live DRM Digital transmissions over the
whole North American continent during NAB 2002 Las Vegas, a week later in
the frame of the EUROCHINA Spring 2002. Thales demonstrated publically the
high performance of the DRM system in China. For this important event,
live transmissions from the two existing SW stations were set up,
demonstrating the capability of Thales TSW 2250 SW transmitters to be
easily adapted to broadcast digital modulation.

In cooperation with Merlin and BBCWS, the first digital signal on-air was
generated from a Thales 250 kW SW tx located in Nakhon Sawan Thailand.

The second demonstration was done in cooperation with the Administrative
Bureau of Radio Stations China. The signal originated from new Hainan
Island SW station [Dongfang Hainandao], equipped with the newly purchased
and installed Thales 500 kW TSW 2500 SW txs.

These live demonstrations were so convincing that ABRSC decided on the
spot to purchase the Thales Skywave 2000 digital end-to-end DRM equipment,
which was used to perform the tests.
(Thales, Mediacenter Newsletter Radio News #8, Summer 2002)

ABRS China awards Thales new Shortwave Contract.
Following the highly satisfactory delivery and record time commissioning
of two 500 kW SW txs ordered in December 2001. Thales has now been awarded
new contracts for a total of 13 shortwave transmitters of the same type
and power class and Thales ALLISS antenna systems. All equipment will be
delivered in 2003.

The ALLISS antenna is not only flexible but also sturdy enough to
withstand extreme weather conditions. The most recent example is a system
to be installed in the north of China, an earthquake area where
temperatures go down to minus 40 cC in winter and up to plus 45 cC
temperature in summer.

Perfect Teamwork is the Key to Success.
End of 2002, the Chinese international broadcaster ABRSC contracted Thales
Broadcast & Multimedia to deliver 13 shortwave transmitter (type TSW 2500)
and the legendary ALLISS, the Thales rotary antenna system.

All equipment was to be delivered and installed by end of the following
year (2003). Now exactly one year later and just on time, all equipment is
ready to go on air. Harsh environmental conditions of the antenna site
played an important role in the design criteria. On ABRSC side, work
started immediately to prepare the various installation sites. In order to
make the most of the time at their disposal, the teams worked around the
clock, 7 days a week.

At the peak of the activity in December 2003, twelve engineers from Thales
companies in Europe, three engineers from the new Thales Beijing Service
Center and numerous engineers from ABRSC including station personnel and
special delegated project leaders, were working towards the common goal.
The teams were communicating regularly in four languages English, German,
French, and Chinese.
(Thales, Mediacenter Newsletter Radio News #10, Winter 2002 / #11, Spring
2003 / #14 Winter 2003)

(all of wb to Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

CUBA   9580  CRI English service via Cuba relay, some light BUZZ tone of
main power heard underneath. Powerhouse -35dBm or S=9+40dB in NY-USA area.
Program "The world of according the words". 0147 UT. Next channel 9570 kHz
is same strongful program heard from Cerrik Albania 2 x 150 kW relay.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

CUBA   Another presentation of our A-14 schedule with 9830 to 9820 kHz
correction to take place soon.

Arnie aus La Habana hat diese aktuelle RHC A-14 Tabelle geschickt,
die Aenderung von 9830 auf 9820 kHz als vorauseilend !

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HORARIOS, BANDAS Y FRECUENCIAS EN ESPAÑOL
PERIODO ABRIL 2014 / OCTUBRE 2014

Idioma Español
zona-geografica frecuencias (kHz) banda(mb) horarios

Buenos Aires    15230 19 1100-1500 UT  2300-0400 UT
                 9550 31 1100-1300 UT
                17580 16 1100-1500 UT
                13740 22 2100-0400 UT

Nueva York       6060 49 0000-0500 UT
                11860 25 1100-1500 UT

San Francisco   15370 19 1300-1500 UT

Chicago          9850 31 1100-1300 UT
                15340 19 1300-1500 UT

Chile           11840 25 2100-0500 UT

América Central  9820 31 1100-1500 UT
                 9810 31 2100-0500 UT
                11760 25 1300-1500 UT
                 9550 31 2100-0500 UT

Norte Centro Suramérica
                11760 25 1100-1300 UT
                 6000 49 1100-1500 UT

Antillas         6070 49 2300-0400 UT
                 9710 31 2100-2300 UT
                12010 25 1100-1500 UT

Río de Janeiro  11670 25 2300-0400 UT
                17730 16 1100-1500 UT

Banda Tropical
Cuba             5040 60 2100-2300 UT  0100-0500 UT
Caribe
Sur de Estados Unidos
Mexico 0100-0500 UT
América Central
Norte de Sudamérica

Europa
Europa          11670 25 2100-2300 UT

MESA REDONDA
(Lunes a Viernes y días especiales)
Washington       6000 49 2300-0000 UT
Chicago          6165 49 2300-0000 UT

HORARIOS, BANDAS Y FRECUENCIAS EN VARIOS IDIOMAS
PERIODO ABRIL 2014 / OCTUBRE 2014

Idioma INGLÉS
zona-geografica frecuencias (kHz) banda(mb) horarios

Norte Centro y Sudamérica
                 6100 49 500-700 UT

América Central 11760 25 1900-2000 UT

New York         6060 49 0500-0700 UT

San Francisco    6000 49 0500-0700 UT

Chicago          6165 49 0100-0700 UT

Washington       6000 49 0100-0500 UT

Banda Tropical   5040 60 2300-2400 UT  0500-0600 UT

África          11880 25 2300-2400 UT

Idioma Francés
Europa          11840 25 1930-2000 UT

América Central 11760 25 2000-2030 UT

Sudamérica      15370 19 2230-2300 UT

África          11880 25 2230-2300 UT

Banda Tropical   5040 60 2430-0100 UT

Idioma Portugués
Rio de Janeiro  15370 19 2330-2400 UT

Buenos Aires    15230 19 2200-2300 UT

África          11880 25 2230-2300 UT

Europa          11840 25 2000-2030 UT

Idioma Arabe
Europa          11840 25 2030-2100 UT

Idioma Esperanto
San Francisco    6000 49 0700-0730 UT (Domingos)

Norte Centro y Sudamérica
                11760 25 1500-1530 UT (Domingos)

Sudamérica      15370 19 2230-2300 UT (Domingos)

Idioma Creole
Buenos Aires    15370 19 2300-2330 UT

Banda Tropical   5040 60 2400-2430 UT

Idioma Quechua
Buenos Aires    15370 19 2400-2430 UT

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CUBA   I had a look at the Bauta and Quivican SW sites in Google Maps.
Bauta as could be expected is equipped with Chinese type antennas. Two
groups of three low masts, each group arranged in a triangular pattern,
must be the NVIS tropical band arrays.

Quivican really surprised me. The antenna arrays are of the Soviet folded
dipole wall type, which also was built in the early 1970s at Plovdiv-
Padarsko (entire site), Grigoriopol (most SW arrays), Tbilisskaya (two
arrays) and Chernobyl (the giant Woodpecker array).

This type saves much space, but apparently also has serious drawbacks like
wind and icing sensitivity, since no more ones as far as I know were
built. The standard array has four big (lowband) towers and four small
(highband) towers side by side, each tower having eight pairs of stacked
folded tube dipoles, so that the four towers together form an 8 by 8
array.

Among the RHC frequencies audible at my place there are usually two that
have a marked delay in relation to the others. I suppose these are from
Quivican. They include 6070, 9710, 9810, 12010, 17580 kHz. So far I have
not noted 5040 with this delay.
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

I had a look at the Bauta and Quivicán SW sites in Google Maps. Bauta as
could be expected is equipped with Chinese type antennas. Two groups of
three low masts, each group arranged in a triangular pattern, must be the
NVIS tropical band arrays.

Yes Bauta corner reflector  4.7  to  5 / 6 MHz antennas
22 56 52.46 N  82 32 50.80 W  and
22 56 55.51 N  82 32 56.07 W

and Radio Rebelde Bauta corner reflector non-directional antenna 5025 kHz
22 57 00.29 N  82 32 35.87 W
(wb to Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

CUBA   Quivican really surprised me. The antenna arrays are of the Soviet
folded dipole wall type, which also was built in the early 1970s at
Plovdiv-Padarsko (entire site), Grigoriopol (most SW arrays), Tbilisskaya
(two arrays) and Chernobyl (the giant Woodpecker array).

WB:  Last week Arnie Coro sent an Excel file of 2001year Schedule,
with three SW txing sites mentioned.

1 - Bauta,

2 - Bejucal at least 9x transmitter - old USSR design of 1965 built up
erected.

USSR Radio Moscow relay, + RHC Bejucal, built in 1965; tx house at
22 52 03.79 N  82 20 05.68 W  and remained
13 SW and 48 years old antenna masts of 1965 Russian design at
22 51 55.24 N  82 20 11.10 W

3 - Titan Quivican - new powerful site, 4x250 kW tx?
which showed 3 x 250 kW txs at RHC schedule, I guess the 4th transmitter
of 250 kW power unit is now used for regular CRI Beijing relay.

This type saves much space, but apparently also has serious drawbacks like
wind and icing sensitivity, since no more ones as far as I know were
built. The standard array has four big (lowband) towers and four small
(highband) towers side by side, each tower having eight pairs of stacked
folded tube dipoles, so that the four towers together form an 8 by 8
array.

In the Google imagery Quivican also has one triangular mast group (NVIS,
installed by a Chinese firm in the 1990s) and two square MW mast arrays.
One mast in the taller array has been removed with only the base left.
There is littlle doubt that it was from here we could hear Radio Moscow
on 600 kHz.

re 600 kHz relay:
MW Cuba to USA 350 degr Miami, Chicago target was on
23 00 06.00 N  80 54 51.00 W
2 x 6 masts directional
and a 2 mast east-western pattern jamming installation.

and
Chambas MW site 340deg, 220 kms distance to Radio Marti location
22 22 31.52 N  78 53 13.83 W
2 x 6 masts directional 340 degrees

and 2 x 2 mast east-western pattern jamming installation.

WB:  "triangular mast group" - Titan Quivican
2 x NVIS 5025 / 5040 kHz antennas, but NVIS on the left side contained
4 masts too in 2002 to 2010y images, but lost the outer northwesterly
4th mast, probably due of hurrican gale winds ??

Move the G.E. time slider timer to 2006 historical image and see the
difference
<https://support.google.com/earth/answer/148094?topic=2376751&ctx=topic>

Among the RHC frequencies audible at my place there are usually two that
have a marked delay in relation to the others. I suppose these are from
Quivican. They include 6070, 9710, 9810, 12010, 17580. So far I have not
noted 5040 kHz with this delay.
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

(all of wb comment marked as WB:
to Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

DIEGO GARCIA   [and non - BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY]  12759-USB, AFN
on April 5 at 0125 UT, barely audible with rock music, 0131:40 UT OM DJ
seems with phone numbers, for requests? along with YL, sports news; 0139
UT a bit stronger when back to music. R2, S1 at best, but I'll take it. I
check this several times a week when I am porch-monitoring around 0100 UT,
presumed time when the day frequency come up, but usually nothing.
Correlates with 11905 kHZ Sri Lanka, now putting in a good but fluttery
signal.

12759-USB, April 8 at 0116 UT, trace of broadcast talk from AFN, no more
audible by 0130 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 9)

EGYPT   9965  relatively clean Radio Cairo Arabic service from Abu Zabaal
site, hit a lot to adjacent RMI Okeechobee FL 9955 kHz at 0150 UT April
17. Scheduled 0030-0430 UT, though low modulation, but signal like
powerhouse of S=9+40dB or -33dBm field strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

FRANCE   [to ETHIOPIA]  17850  Clandestine Raadiyoo Sagalee Oromoo - Radio
Voice Oromo - via Issoudun France relay site. Signal on at 1559:49 UT and
program start at 1600:10 UT with lively HoA music and W announcer with
opening ID announcement. Then announcement by different fast-paced W,
dramatic music very briefly and talk by M announcer. 1605 UT HoA music
briefly and M announcer with ID, and more talk mixed with occas. HoA
music. Nothing but talk after 1610. Audio cut off right at 1630 UT and
signal gone seconds later. Fair and clear. 29 March.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, dxld April 9)

17850, Oromo Voice, Apr 02 at *1600-1605 UT, 35433-32332 Oromo,
1600 UT sign on with ID, Opening announce, Opening music, Talk.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 9)

FRANCE   [to ETHIOPIA/SOMALIA/HoA]  from 1600 UT on April 15. On Tues/Sats
service only, mentioned in Aoki/Nagoya frequency list as "Radio Xoriyo
Ogaden" in Somali language via Issoudun bcasting center.

Signal strength here in Germany as -55dBm or S=9+20dB on SDR rx unit.
Brokered by OGM / MBR Media Broadcast Cologne, Germany. Mentioned often
Syria politics matter ...

Just after program start at 1600 UT, the accompanied HoA jammer on
broadband scratchy digital noise audio started in range 17625.7 to 17634.5
kHz range, even in peaks up to 17619 - 17641 kHz wideband range jamming.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

FRANCE   New summer A-14 schedule of R France Internationale in Russian

1500-1600 13630 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR, ex1500-1530
1500-1600 15215 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS,  ex1500-1530
1800-1900 11795 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR, no change
1800-1900 13620 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS,  no change
1300-1330 15160 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR, cancelled
1300-1330 17850 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS,  cancelled
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

GERMANY/MARIANA ISLS {Saipan}/PHILIPPINES/SRI LANKA   IBB changes

VOA Deewa Radio from April 8
0100-0400 NF13840 IRA 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto,  ex 9370

Voice of America from April 13
1400-1500 NF12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS English, ex12150 Mon-Fri
1500-1600 NF12110 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS English, ex12150

Radio Liberty from April 8/12
1500-1600 NF13745 LAM 100 kW 068 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex 7270
1600-1700 NF13745 LAM 100 kW 068 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex 7270

Radio Free Asia from April 8
2330-0030 NF13835 SAI 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese, ex13850
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

GREECE   15630.014  ERA rebells Radio via captured Avlis site, noted with
lovely Greek singer performance at 0110 UT Apr 17. S=8 or -77dBm signal
into western Canada remote SDR set.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

GUAM   17649.994  AWR Agat schedule in Thai language scheduled daily 0000-
0030 UT, Thai ID and address given at 0019 UT April 17.

17880.016 kHz  little stronger here, AWR Agat in Mandarin language at 0023
UT April 17, scheduled regularly 0000-0100 UT, and 0100-0200 in
Amoy/Cantonese dialects.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

INDIA   7340.097  Odd channel of AIR Urdu service from Bombay India, at
0045 UT April 12, weak in New York remote post. And suffered heavily by
adjacent channel RRI Galbeni in Romanian on 7335 kHz. S=9+20dB -58dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

13795  The one and only station in AUS/PAC in 22 mb range, at this slot
0000-0045 UT scheduled. AIR Bangalore 500kW powerhouse in Tamil language,
station ID at 0039 UT April 17. S=9+5dB or -66dBm strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

KUWAIT   old Radio Kuwait TXING CENTER site destroyed in 1991 war against
Iraq. Kuwaits old destroyed Kabd station til 1991 year.
29 10 25.28 N  47 42 35.63 E

new Radio Kuwait mw AND sw site now:
29 08 40.25 N  47 46 00.03 E

3x Thomcast Thales Brown Boverie/now Ampegon Schifferstadt antenna
revolving like Emirler and Cakirlar in Turkey,

3x non-directional HQ #935 Quadrant antennas, steep fountain like angle SW
antenna.

MW 540 kHz, and 1134 kHz 4mast arrays on the outher stubs.
19 SW curtains on 20 masts.
(wb to Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

MADAGASCAR   15150.012  Radio Dabanga via Talata Madagascar relay, S=9 -
72dBm fluttery signal. Phone in in Sudanese Arabic language. Phone-in
program at 1609 UT April 17. // 15550 kHz via Vatican Radio SMG.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

MALDIVES   1449  Maldives Broadcasting Corp hrd April 13 from 0629 UT tune
from Perseus site in Sri Lanka (Victor G's site). Woman ann w/echo and
background instrumental music followed by radio drama to 0645 UT. Then
woman annmt in vernacular (Dhivehi) with frequent "Maldives Broadcasting
Corporation" anmts and many mentions of "MBC" to 0655 UT - first time I
have hrd definitive ID on this channel. This pgm was preceded and ended w/
man ann and Hindi-sounding inst music. Progr annmt at 0655 UT in English
by man and woman followed by Hindi (local) music to 0700 UT.

Time pips at 0700 UT followed by woman annmt and short Quran reading
(local Noon in Maldives) then into local inst and vocal music, woman annmt
to 0705.5 UT. Quran reading by man preceded by a blowing wind sound effect
at 0705.5 UT. At 0711 UT woman annmt followed by man singing/reading from
Quran to 0716.5 (woman ann at 0715, 0716.5) UT. Female vocal and local
inst music 0716.5 UT to tune out at 0720 UT.

I have hrd this station before at local nighttime hours from this Perseus
site (accompanied by usual nighttime MW fading) but programming was all
talk and not very interesting - the programming at midday local time on
Sunday is much more entertaining and interesting!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer April 13)

MARIANA ISLS  [Tinian]  15699.978  IBB RFA Tinian in Burmese service,
logged at 0034 UT on April 17. Weak signal on backlobe in Qsl-AUS
downunder.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

MOLDOVA   [to IRAN]  Summer A-14 of Radio Ranginkaman Radio Rainbow
via Grigoriopol Maiac broadcasting site in Pridnestrovie - Transnistria.
1600-1630  7575 KCH 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri till Sept 26
1700-1730  7575 KCH 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri from Sept 29
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

PAKISTAN   11600  Radio Pakistan. Found here at 1207 UT with Chinese-like
music // 15730 kHz which was a little better. This frequency quite weak.
25 March.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx April 9)

15730  Radio Pakistan,
Apr 03 1258-1300* UT, 35433, Chinese, Music, Closing announce, National
anthem, 1300 UT sign off.

Apr 04 0119-0211* UT, 25432-25422, Urdu, Song and talk and kor'an, ID at
0157 UT, Theme music at 0159 and 0210, News, 0211 UT sign off.

Apr 05 0043-0055 UT, 25432, Urdu, Pakistan music, ID and IS at 0043 UT,
Opening announce at 0044 UT, Kor'an.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 9)

Frequency change of Radio Pakistan
1330-1530 NF15235 ISL 250 kW  282 deg to NE&ME Urdu, ex 15730 kHz on
March 30, // frequency 17550 kHz ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE&ME Urdu,
under IRIB Tehran all-daytime in Arabic.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

A-14 season frequency change of Radio Pakistan
17830 kHz Urdu sce noted at 0125 UT April 6th, S=4 like -102dBm
in Edmonton CAN on remote SDR unit, and // 15730 kHz scheduled at
0045-0215 UT, Urdu singer before 0130 UT at S=5-6 or -94dBm signal
level.

15730 0045 0215 49-51,54 250 118 urd
17830 0045 0215 49-51,54 250 118 urd

15235 1330-1530 37,38    250 282 urd, ENG
17550 1330-1530 37,38    250 282 urd, ENG
(wb, in dxld, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

PNG   3905  NBC New Ireland. At 1051 UT long deadair. Nice choral song at
1055 UT recheck. Weak Ham at this time talking about Pineapple bread. 1058
UT W announcer with possible mention of NBC, "Boys ?? Band", then mention
of National News coming up, TC. 1121 UT nice signal with PSAs by studio W
announcer with help wanted ad for Mobile IC Office Systems and phone
74481459, "Worker In-Service Program", and "LCB News". Best heard in a
long time. Too bad the Ham net is here. 25 March.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx April 9)

3905.000, NBC New Ireland at 0800 UT to be read, only very tiny at
threshold level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

Wantok Radio Light returned to air on 7325 kHz - I confirmed reactivated
of Wantok Radio Light on 7325 kHz at 1718 UT tune-in on April 6. ID at
1719 UT by female. de Yuto in Near Nagoya. I confirmed it at 1900 UT, too.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld April 9)

7324.951 kHz footprint. Heard at S=7 or -82dBm signal in downunder Qld-AUS
at 0730 UT on April 7. Radioplay on Bible history in English language,
"... move and landing in Lebanon and Egypt...".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

ROMANIA   RRI English 15130not, 17670, and 17680 kHz at 1118 UT on April
15. Today at 1138 UT I did not hear your station Radio Romania
International on frequency 15130 kHz in English.
(Costa Constantinides-CYP, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

RRI schedule of March 11 date

ENGLISH  0000-0056  9700TIG 11955TIG
         0300-0356  7350TIG  9645TIG 11825GAL *15220GAL
         0530-0556 *7330TIG  9700GAL 17760GAL 21500TIG
         1100-1156 15130TIG 15400GAL 17670GAL 17680TIG
         1700-1756  9540TIG *11810TIG
         2030-2056 *9800GAL 11975GAL 15170TIG 17510TIG
         2200-2256  7430GAL  9765GAL  9790TIG 11940TIG
* DRM digital mode

Checked RRI English at 1120 UT on April 16 now today

15130 powerhouse -25dBm, or S=9+50dB
15400 powerhouse -32dBm, or S=9+40dB
17670 -42dBm S=9+30dB
17680 -40dBm S=9+35dB.
73 wb df5sx
<http://topnews.wwdxc.de>  and  <http://topnews2.wwdxc.de>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 16)

SRI LANKA   {UNIDENTIFIED}  13840  Unid stn program in Dari/Persian? noted
around 0210 to 0225 UT April 12. Talk by two men and a woman, followed by
ME like AFG music. Is now Iranawila outlet of VoA Deewa Radio. 01-04 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

SRI LANKA   15214.873  Seldom reported odd frequency of AWR program from
Trincomalee center in Sri Lanka, scheduled 0000-0100 UT in Chinese. ID and
addresses at 0056 UT, April17. -67dBm signal, very fluttery into Alberta-
CAN remote SDR post. Final interval flute music at 00.57:45 UT, and Trinco
transmitter switched off at 00.58:02 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

SWAZILAND/U.K.  7300 both.

Akhbar Mufriha (correct name ) has again be heard on April 10 with s/on at
2059 UT and also verified by my TRaxx intruder list on my radio page on
Google site.
Language has the same scheme: First 'Tamazight', then Sahel Arabic.

Although I suspect this is a AWR program (as also Tarek) in Eibi is
mentioned as V of Andes. Which is correct?
Look also  <http://www.akhbarmufriha.com/>
The site shows Tachelhit till 2115 UT.

AWR is wrong !  HCJB rather has ties with TWR and FEBA.
Is registered as HCJB and brokered by Babcock U.K. via Woofferton tx site
in England, see page #457 in WRTH 2014.

7300 kHz HCJB QUITO 2100-2115 UT daily Tachelhit language
2115-2145 ?Sahel? Arabic via 250kW 170deg Woofferton  G  HCJB a14

7300 FEBA *1704 UT 13 April with 4 iterations of IS then program in an
African language. [Eibi shows TWR in Yao language] signed off 1734 UT.

Is not on FEBA Africa schedule, but could be of FEBA origin group!
Rather TWR Africa service in Yao language via TWR Manzini Swaziland, see
WRTH 2014 handbook page #484
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_language>

This is again in contrast to the Eibi listing TWR ...
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, via dxld April 14)

I repeat. Listen to the audio sample. It is here
<http://www.ipernity.com/doc/zliangas/31961795>

I can catch the ID as FEBA...

But FEBA ID is not the problem,
see TWR and FEBA, both are evangelic sister-organizations,
<http://keycom.org/index.php?page=media>
<http://www.feba.org.uk/sites/default/files/resources/FebaAR_2012_web.pdf>
<http://www.febaradio.net/>

Maybe the Yao program is produced on the FEBA Yao pastor, but send-out via
bcasting service is TWR Africa Manzini Swaziland.

<http://www.twr.org/schedule/?language=Yao&country=Malawi&site=&program_name>
Is not FEBA !

TWR Africa in Yao via TWR Swaziland, see WRTH 2014 handbook page #484,
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_language>

<http://www.twr.org/schedule

... This is again in contrast to the Eibi listing TWR ...

Is not real FEBA ! - see also HCJB item on 11985 kHz at 2145 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

SWAZILAND   9500  QSL TWR-Africa, Manzini Swaziland. English programme on
9500 kHz. Full data QSL sheet in 36 days for postal report. Report sent to
PO Box 4232, 1620, Kempton Park, South Africa, however reply posted from
Swaziland with return address of DX, TWR, Box 64, Manzini M200, Swaziland.

QSL is on half an A4 sheet of paper cut lengthwise, then folded and pasted
together. Face side features a montage of photos of clouds and an antenna
tower and quote from Psalm 19:1 "the heavens declare glory of God". QSL
signed by Lorraine S. Also received a current sked of all TWR-Africa
transmissions.
(Alan Roe-UK, April BrDXC-UK Communication magazine direct and via dxld)

15104.976  TWR Manzini SWZ in Kirundi at 1557-1627 UT, heard on remote SDR
unit at 1604 UT April 17 on S=6 fulltery -87dBm level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

TAIWAN/CHINA   In the evening of April 4 around 2200 I had extremely good
reception of SOH stations from Taiwan in the 11500 to 15000 interval and
heard them on many frequencies not noted before.

11500, 11970, 12370, 13530, 14750 kHz all syncro;
12870 kHz same prgr with delay;
13775 kHz same prgr with much delay. Seems to be a "main program".
12230, 13130 kHz both syncro having another prgr
13430, 14870 kHz both syncro having yet another prgr
12560, 13270, 13350, 13430, 13480, 13530 kHz no detectable syncros, but
when there are long delays and fading syncros are hard to confirm.

Frequent SOH IDs in Chinese during this period. And not one single jammer
heard. For some reason the jammers against SOH are usually not very alert
at this time. 11500 kHz is usually first out to be crushed when the
jammers get awake.
(Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

TAIWAN/CHINA   Logs - 10 April 2014.
5010 // 4800 kHz, CNR as jammer is with delay of ca 400ms of 4800 kHz.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx April 15)

5010 kHz jamming against Radio Taiwan International, probably via
Xinzhaicun true north-south direction

Chinese SARFT #761, Sanxing Village, Xiaotao, Yong'an City, Fujian, China
16 masts jamming station rather at
25 44 25.05 N  117 10 45.48 E

than east-west antenna azimuth pattern
25 44 46.38 N  117 10 51.28 E

azimuth taken from
<http://www.itu.int/ITU-R/terrestrial/docs/monitoring/files/pdffiles/341.pdf>
direction finding from OFCOM Baldock in Hertfordshire UK monitoring.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

TAIWAN   ALLISS antennas on Taiwan island.

Kuan-Yin Taiwan site.
Alliss type of Ampegon RIGID with very long up to 900 meters feederlines.
Not yet in HFCC listings, image of 20 Sept 2009:
Taiwan Kuan-Yin SW 9745 kHz Alliss ant
25 02 19.84 N  121 06 14.26 E

Taiwan Kuan-Yin SW 6105 kHz Alliss ant
25 02 09.48 N  121 05 48.58 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 19, 2012)

Paochung Taiwan site.
Ampegon RIGID antenna (smaller Alliss type with feederline feed)

TAIWAN   Reading all this gloom & doom on the shortwave front here's
something to cheer up for 2013 ...

Five new 300 kW DRM compatible shortwave transmitters for Asia
<http://www.ampegon.com/news/?id=6>
{source code shows Paochung Taiwan mentioned, wb.}

No info on where these txers are headed for but my wild guess is Taiwan
... yours ?
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, dxld Dec 29, 2012)

If you look at the photo source in the press release, the filename
actually has "Taiwan" in it!

<http://www.ampegon.com/index.php?rex_img_type=large&rex_img_file=300kw_kw
_taiwan diagonal_3.jpg>
(Fibber, dxld Dec 30, 2012)

Alokesh: More than likely it could be for RTI in Taipei (My Best Guess)

{- no Paochung steel material of the antennas visible, wb.} ,

but who knows? This may improve the signal of the RTI station by insuring
they don't loose the relay via Okeechobee reaching from the US to Asia.
Ampegon is a newly formed company which was part known as Thomson-CSF at
one time and possibly Swiss German ABB {at Turgi-SUI,
Mannheim/Schifferstadt Germany}. I wish them luck in this new project.
(Noble-TN, dxld Dec 30, 2012)

Re: Five new 300 kW DRM compatible shortwave transmitters for Asia.

These were my wildest assumptions, wb.
[see Taiwan location mentioned ABOVE in PDF source code]

Hm, five Rigid antennas ... RIGID antenna page 7 right of
<http://www.ampegon.com/files/ampegon_antenna_systems.pdf> also image of
DRM RTL Junglinster Luxemburg directional antenna aimed at Berlin angle.
"near distant coverage" antenna, also visible once at TRT Cakirlar
northern area part, DWL Sines Portugal...
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Dec 30)

My guess - that could be also fit to
RTI (they have so much high-gain up to 8 dipole vertical rows antennas,
- they really need any Rigid antennas?)

Rigid Dipole Antennas
Shortwave broadcasters with near distant coverage areas can now profit
from a space-saving antenna innovation from Ampegon based on our well-
proven rigid folded dipole technology. An obvious disadvantage of
classical open wire design, i.e. the need of antenna suspension towers
with all their guy ropes, is reduced to a single self-supporting central
tower. Consequently ground space, material, assembly and maintenace works
are minimized to a cost-efficient solution. With robust, easy-to-maintain
and highly reliable RF components, the system has a very high availability
with extraordinarily long MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) and very short
MTTR (Mean Time To Repair).

The rigid dipole antenna has a remarkably small footprint and allows
installation on even smallest estates. There is no need of extensive and
complex guy ropes including insulations and foundations. The antenna
radiation characteristics are optimized for DRM.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 30, 2012)

Re: Five new 300 kW DRM compatible shortwave transmitters for Asia.

On PDF page 4: economical Rigid antenna,
KUWAIT  IBB KUWAIT Thomson rotatable 1.1 km feed, 2 x 250 kW
29 31 24.32 N  47 40 20.71 E
<http://binged.it/VqBinC>

undoubtedly according a video taken of 25 Jan 2010, markable yellow
coloured feeder line poles, shaft is lemon emergency-yellow coloured,
feeder line is set inside of white tube, to protect against sand storm.

like similar but different design at Radio Kuwait Kabd site
29 08 32.99 N  47 45 14.88 E
29 08 11.77 N  47 45 38.11 E

like at DWL Sines Portugal site
37 56 26.23 N  08 46 25.28 W  and
37 56 16.91 N  08 46 05.52 W

like at TRT Cakirlar site
39 58 41.95 N  32 40 45.25 E

like at Al Dhabbaya UAE site
24 11 17.22 N  54 14 54.26 E

like at different 2 x 2 dipols design at
TAIWAN  Kuan-Yin site, SW 9745 kHz Rigid Thomson antenna
25 02 19.84 N  121 06 14.26 E  and

25 02 09.48 N  121 05 48.58 E  for 6105 kHz, best image of 20 Sept 2009

That's not a pure ALLISS antenna type. There are new fixed RIGID dipol
elements in use, but the accompanied transmitter is not placed on the
shaft mast, like at other Thomson made installations at Issoudun France,
Nauen Germany, Montsinery French Guiana, and Qiqihar Heilongjiang in China
[of April 2003], but signal is fed by more than 1 kilometer distance long
feeder line from TX house, like onn Sines Portugal and Abuja Nigeria
installations implemented.

Similar "Thomson RIGID dipole antenna" erected worldwide, like 2x at
former DWL Sines Portugal{now dismanteled/scrapped in 2013}, RTL
Luxembourg Junglinster, not real erected yet Radio Pakistan Karachi
{planned since 2006 year], Abuja Nigeria; and Turkey revolvings at Emirler
and Cakirlar sites.

On PDF page 5 and 7; same twin line 'feeder line' design like antenna at
Al Dhabbaya UAE, BUT NOT same Dipole design !

I guess strongly is Radio Kuwait Kabd installation at
29 09 10.61 N  47 45 42.18 E
<http://binged.it/10AlpBF>

like similar type Sabrata Libya
32 35 55.12 N  12 20 18.21 E

or BBC Seela Oman
21 55 18.41 N  59 36 53.10 E

or Emirler Turkey antenna
39 24 17.15 N  32 50 38.92 E

or Abuja Nigeria antenna
08 58 04.81 N  07 21 55.19 E

different feeder line design Sines Portugal at
37 56 23.14 N  08 46 06.33 W
-wb, dxld Dec 30, 2012-
(wb to Olle Alm-SWE, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

UNIDENTIFIED   15735 to 15765 kHz OTHR at 0112 UT on April 17.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

UAE   15710.122  Odd frequency outlet of BBC Al Dhabbaya relay in Hindi at
1600-1630 UT, noted at 1620 UT April 17, tiny sidelobs signal on SDR unit
at S=5 or -91dBm signal level.

11695.110  RFA Tibetan via Al Dhabbaya relay site and accompanied CNR word
jamming. Noted at 0138 UT on April 17. Hit heavily by China's CNR word
jamming program on co-channel on even 11695 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

U.K.  12005  Excellent VoVietnam's English service via Woofferton England
relay brokered by Babcock. Logged at 0116 UT Apr 17, when letterbox
magazine started reading by sweet young girl. Nice flute opening music. -
48dBm or S=9+30dB on the SDR receiver scale. Slight high speed CW station
QRM on nearby adjacent 12001 to 12002 kHz range. 0100 and 0230-0300 UT
English, but 0130-0230 UT in Vietnamese language though.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

U.K.   198  Nation's long wave signal being updated via Droitwich antenna.

Listeners to Radio 4's long wave transmission might well have noticed that
it's currently out of service every day between 10am and 5.30pm, but what
they might not know, is that the national signal shutdown, is due to work
being done on the Droitwich transmitters.

Droitwich is host to the long wave antenna and two 700ft masts, which
transmit the long wave radio signal over the majority of the UK.

Engineering work is currently taking place to refurbish the long wave
antenna and the masts, to inspect and then paint them, and to grease the
stays that support them, which means the signal is being shut-down daily
until summer 2014.

In addition to the work, which needs to take place every 10 years or so,
engineers are also taking the opportunity to undertake some upgrades to
the transmitter itself.

The work affects Radio 4 LW and reduces the power of Radio 4 MW for
listeners, and in the meantime, the programming will be available through
the iPlayer and freesat television.

<http://www.droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/11152766.Nation39_s_long_wave_signal_being_updated_via_Droitwich_antenna/?ref=nt>
(Droitwich Spa Advertiser, 16 April; via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng)

USA  [non log]   7506.57  WRNO, still not heard as of April 11 at 0240 UT
check and subsequent checking.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

7506v  WRNO not on air, channels is totally empty, 0100 UT April 12.

7570  TOM Brother Stair sermon via RMI Okeechobee site, heard in NY-USA at
-60dBm or S=9+15dB strength.

7555cusb mode  upper side band flank. KJSE Vado CA-USA, Heavily disturbed
by some strange scratchy UTE service in range 7552 to 7558 kHz. KJSE Vado
CA, Spanish sermon and praying crowd group at 0105 UT April 12.
S=9+10dB -62dBm.

7489.6v  WBCQ  noted on a steady much wideband WANDERING RANGE, never seen
such 110 Hertz wide path in approx. 7489.790 to 7489.900 kHz channel. Alan
Weiner presenter tried phone-out to listeners by telephone connect, at
0055-0105 UT -53dBm or S=9+20dB strength.

9329.943  Also WBCQ H3E cusb mode with En sermon heard around 0156 UT.
Wandered up and down at approx. 9329.935 to 9329.950 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

17610.007  WHRI6 channel bcast Brother Stair program at 1626 UT April 7.
TOM 16-19 UT scheduled acc to Aoki Nagoya list. Powerful S=9+30dB and -
50dBm signal strength,  heard in western Canada remote rx gear.

21600.008  WHRI1 channel bcast of much smoother pastor in progress, at
1635 UT April 17, "... devil and angle ...", S=9 or -71dBmheard - sidelobe
of 85degr azimut target - in western Canada remote rx gear.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

Frequency change of WHRI Angel 1

1400-1500 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sun,     ex17730
1500-1600 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sat/Sun, ex17730
1600-1745 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Daily,   ex17730
1745-1800 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sun-Fri, ex17730
1745-1800 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sat Eternal Good
News, ex17730 [why give special treatment to EGN, just another show?]
1800-2000 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sun, ex17730
1800-2030 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Sat, ex17730
1800-2100 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg CeAF En Mo-Fr Brother Stair,ex17730

[later]
Frequency change of WHRI Angel 1 from today Wednesday, April 9

1400-2100 NF21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF, ex17730 as follows
1400-1500 WHRI program in English Sun, to avoid R. Habana Cuba Spanish
1500-1600 WHRI program in English Sat/Sun
1600-1745 WHRI program in English Daily
1745-1800 WHRI program in English Sun-Fri
1745-1800 Eternal Good News in English Sat
1800-2000 WHRI program in English Sun
1800-2030 WHRI program in English Sat
1800-2100 Brother Stair in English Mon-Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

exUSSR.   The book, Atomic Accidents, on page 365 mentions the Russian
Woodpecker and the reason for its demise.
<http://pegasusbooks.us/books/atomic-accidents>

Four nuclear power plants were not the only high-tech equipment
headquartered near Chernobyl. There was also the Chernobyl-2 over-the-
horizon radar station, code-named DUGAR-3. It was a 10-megawatt radio
transmitter feeding the world's largest directional high-frequency
antenna, and its signals, which sounded like a woodpecker hammering on a
tree, disrupted amateur radio communications on the 20-meter band
beginning in 1976.

The antenna was 150 meters tall and 500 meters wide, and this masterpiece
of mechanical engineering weighs about 14,000 tons. It was looking for
intercontinental ballistic missiles fired at Russia from the United
States. Suddenly, at 1:23:40 A.M. local time, the woodpecker went silent
and never jammed the 20-meter band again. When reactor No. 4 went wild, it
disturbed the power feed to the transmitter and the woodpecker went dark.
The antenna is now in the radiation exclusion zone, and the station cannot
be manned.
(Mike Peraaho, dxld March 26)

UZBEKISTAN   Frequency change of Voice of Martyrs from April 10

1600-1730 NF 7505 TAC 100 kW 065 deg to DPR Korea in Korean, ex7525.
Now 2nd hx is 15010 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

UZBEKISTAN   9900  on April 15 at 0114 UT, poor signal with South Asian
language, music, address ending in.
First I check Aoki which has nothing around this time! Then HFCC A-14
shows:

9900 0030-0130 41 TAC 100 131 0 156 daily 3003-261014  Mul UZB NEW RAM

Then to EiBi for the full answer: TWR to India at 0030-0130 UT in 5
different languages, on UT Tuesdays at 0115 going from BJ to DZ, which
means Bhojpuri (spoken in Bihar) to Dzongkha (Bhutanese).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 15)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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