WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1163 - 29 May 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA   MOST IMPORTANT: The two Chinese 500 kW transmitters in Fllaka
suffer much by very annoying frequency deviation of a few hundred Hertz to
regular ITU frequency spacing. I have often sent remarks to you in the
past few months of logs of the observed Fllaka frequency deviations from
that location.

This annoying interference manifests itself as terrible whistling sound of
some 200 to 600 Hertz interference tone at the receiving locations
throughout Europe and disturbs "the sense of hearing" of the average
listener very much.

Is this because you can not invite a competent Chinese engineer sometime,
who has operated this station type in China, to carry out a precise expert
adjustment of the Fllaka transmitters to their correct frequencies?

1. - The best RT frequency of the three is the 1395 kHz channel, which is
very good to hear in Central Europe such as France, Germany, Czech
Republic, former Yugoslavia and Italy - and in the UK.

2. - 1215 kHz suffers much interference from some co-channel stations in
England and Kaliningrad-Russia. This channel is only good in relation to
central and southern Italy, former Yugoslavia up to Trieste, Rijeka,
Split, Sarajevo, Kosovo, Macedonia, and northern Greece.

3. - The 1458 kHz frequency is the worst of all three. Since there are too
many co-channel interference factors, especially from co-channel services
in England and Romania. This results in a very negative reception signal
at the average listener in Italy, Kosovo and Greece.

Due to the interfering co-channel station in London-England, this Radio
Tirana channel is rather USELESS for the average listener in central and
northern Germany, up to Frankfurt-Leipzig area northwards during dark
nighttime hours (Wolfgang Bueschel, advice to and via Drita Cico, R.
Tirana, DXLD)

We can only hope, that Russian transmission to Ukraine on 1215 kHz stops
soon, so that would improve CRI 1215 kHz reception quite a bit. But the
main problem with all your transmitters is that they are substantially OFF
the nominal frequency, which causes heterodyne whistle with any other
station,so in a way you are jamming yourself. Please adjust the
transmitters on exact frequency, by at least +10 Hz.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, ibid. dxld May 21)

Dear Mauno in Finland, Thank you for your remarks and comments. It
reminded me the technical principle for measurements & corrections of all
- Radio Tirana International's high frequencies up to 22
languages/daily/half an hour at our Monitoring Center from 1966-1993 (for
33 years). Strange, all frequency corrections were made only by our
Monitoring Center installed at ATA Telegraphic Receiving Radiostation in
Komez field, 8 km away from Tirana.

This system for frequency measurement was based on making ZERO the
Heterodyne whistle you hear while: a frequency synthetizator type PBE- 1
(a Chinese Russian copy) properly connected with the output of the medium
& short wave receiver WS423, to create the heterodyne whistle between the
carrier of every radio channel with the produced frequency by PBE-1.
Strange, all the frequencies were corrected ONLY by our Monitoring Center
(Qendra e Kontrollit) via direct telephone lines with Cerrik Zona A,
Cerrik Zona B, Fllaka, Shijak / R-stations.

These direct dedicated tel lines were step by step destroyed, once the
private system was introduced in the years -1990. I remember, my first day
in turn shift 1, end of September - beginning of October 1981, how much I
suffered to correct about 10 frequencies every half an hour, due to the
several 'wrong' corrections/frequency made by the operators at r/stations
in Cerrik & Shijak. I never suspected for any game in this. :) & :( For
more, read on:

<http://www.dxhamradio.com/dritacico/History_of_Radio_Tirana_by_Eng_Drita_Cico_May_2006.pdf>

and an article written a decade ago by Erik Koie, Radio Denmark
Monitoring, retired, also uploaded by the author in the Internet years
ago, but could not find it now?!
(Mrs. Drita Cico-ALB, Radio Tirana monitor engineering, dxld May 21)

ARGENTINA   15345.317  RAE Buenos Aires in Japanese language noted around
1140 UT on May 22, Japanese female anncr, S=8 or -84dBm noted in Nara-JPN
and Tokyo-JPN remote SDR units.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

15344.438  Very odd frequency on lower side, RAE Buenos Aires noted now at
May 26 1050 UT in Chinese, followed by RAE stn ID in many languages from
10.56 to 11.05 UT, into Japanese sce, female announcer. And Japanese
program typical started with romantic Tango music at 11.16 UT.

S=7 or -82dBm strength noted on remote SDR unit in Alberta Canada.
At 348 degr antenna, signal directed towards via CA-USA, Alberta, Alaska,
into East Asia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

ARGENTINA   11710.576  RAE Buenos Aires, station ID in many languages
given at 0158 UT May 28, rather weak signal at S=7-8 fluttery at -80dBm
strength.

now checked again on 19mb

15344.508 kHz noted at RAE's Japanese female anncr program at 1150 UT on
May 28. Poor signals noted on remote posts in CAN and US, S=4-5 at -98dBm
level. (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

15345.21v  R. Nacional, 0301* UT on May 26; fair as the sun was almost
setting out over the Pacific. Was interested to see Wolfy's posting of
reception on the low side (15344.438 kHz), about eight hours later.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

ASIA/PACIFIC/ZONE 54     HFCC International Disaster Relief Project.
Just received confirmation, AIR frequency is 15650 kHz - 1000-1030 UT.

The HFCC's International Radio for Disaster Relief project is still on
track for a major test of international shortwave broadcasters on June 5 &
6. The HFCC states that the test will focus on CIRAF Zone 54, Indonesia.

HFCC Tentative scheduling during Jakarta Media Summit June 5 & 6, 2014

   UTC
0200-0230  Radio Australia Shepparton Australia 21840 kHz
0230-0530  BBC   Nakhon Thailand 15650
0500-0530  Radio Vatican Santa Maria Vatican 21840
0530-0600  SLBC  Trincomalee Sri Lanka 15650
0730-0800  MGLOB Talata Madagascar 21840 250 kW
0800-0830  VOA   Thailand or Philippines 15650 or 21840 TBA
0830-0900  VOA   Thailand or Philippines 15650 or 21840 TBA
0830-0900  NHK-WRN Medorm Palau 15650
0900-0930  VOA   Thailand or Philippines TBA
0930-1000  VOA   Thailand or Philippines TBA
1000-1030  AIR   Bangalore India 15650 kHz 500 kW  <<<<<<<
1030-1100  CRI   Beijing China 21840
1100-1130  KTWR  Merizo Guam 15650
TBA        FEBC  Manila Philippines   TBA
(Dr.Adrian Peterson, AWR; via Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX So Asia May 29)

AUSTRALIA   3210  Vintage FM from Australia, En, pop music, some guitar
whine piece, S=6 or -92dBm, 1020 UT, followed by Herb Alpert trumpets.

2325  ABC Northern Territory Tennant Creek, S=8 or -77dBm signal in
Queensland downunder, political magazine program, talked by male and
female presenter. Farmer matter discussion. Same program on 2485 kHz
fromKatherine, but much lower signal compared at -85dBm strength.
Station ID ABC news at 1024 UT May 29.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia asks for HELP!

Please take a few moments to write to the Managing Director of the ABC in
support of the staff of Radio Australia, who are facing a 60% cut in
funding, not by the government directly, but by ABC management! Mal Hewitt
- President, Friends of the ABC NSW.

Message from Jemima Garrett, Pacific Economic and Business reporter, ABC
Radio Australia

As a long term member of ABC staff I am writing to you now because of a
new and urgent threat to Radio Australia.

As I am sure you know Radio Australia is a vital service in the Pacific
Islands reporting on and covering issues that no other media outlet
covers. It has huge audience ratings but is often forgotten in Australia
because it is not heard here.

The cuts to Australia Network are now set to affect Radio Australia as
well.

In tough time radio is an inexpensive and effective way of maintaining our
expertise so that we are ready to rise like a phoenix when the political
environment improves.

It is also able to report on more issues, in more depth and more quickly
than TV and therefore is an important source for and method of keeping our
online offering as rich and varied as possible.

Please send you views to
Managing Director         <scott.mark @ abc.net.au>
Director of News          <torney.kate @ abc.net.au>
Director of International <marshall.lynley @ abc.net.au>
Head of ABC News Content  <morris.gaven @ abc.net.au>
Editor ABC Asia Pacific News Centre     <steele.deborah @ abc.net.au>
and staff elected Director Matt Peacock <peacock.matt @ abc.net.au>

Background.
ABC management is looking at how to cope with the budget cuts resulting
from the cancellation of the Australia Network contract.

This doesn't just affect Australia Network but may result in substantial
cuts to Radio Australia as the ABC tries to use some of the money it still
has for radio to keep some TV programs, contracts in Asia, the mobile and
online services connected with Australia Network going too.

The scale of the cut is huge - 60 per cent of our budget has been lost
($21 of $35 million a year). This is for broadcasts to a geographic area
ranging French Polynesia in the east to India in the west and FSM and
China in the north.
(via Craig Seager-AUS, May 24, ARDXC direct and via dxld)

BELGIUM   Brand am Sender Wavre (Belgien).

In Wavre in Wallonisch-Brabant ist ein Sendemast unserer Kollegen der RTBF
abgebrannt. Dadurch ist der Empfang der Radioprogramme an diesem Sonn- und
Wahltag empfindlich gestoert. Die Programme sind derzeit nur via Internet
oder ueber Kabel zu empfangen.

Der Sendemast in Wavre, der Hauptstadt der Provinz Flaemisch-Brabant,
arbeitet in erster Linie fuer den frankophonen oeffentlich-rechtlichen
Rundfunk RTBF. Dessen Radioprogramme sind seit dem Brand in der Anlage
empfindlich gestoert. Die Bruesseler und die Einwohner der Provinz
Flaemisch-Brabant koennen die RTBF-Radiosendungen derzeit nur ueber Kabel
und ueber das Internet empfangen.

Neben der RTBF sendet der Mast von Wavre aber auch Teile der Programme
unseres Hauses, dem oeffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk des belgischen
Bundeslandes Flandern, VRT. Hier koennen im Raum Bruessel die Sendungen
von Radio 2 und des Unterhaltungssenders MNM nur mit Stoerungen empfangen
werden. Weitere Leidtragende des abgebrannten RTBF-Sendemastes sind Kunden
des Telekomanbieters Base. Personen, die ueber Base mobil telefonieren,
sind zeitweise nicht zu erreichen.

Nach Angaben der Polizei koennte ein Kurzschluss diesen Brand ausgeloest
haben. Allerdings soll dieser Kurzschluss nach dem Versuch, zum Sendemast
gehoerende Kupferkabel zu stehlen, ausgeloest worden sein. Entsprechende
Ermittlungen laufen.

Source:
<http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.deutsch/nachrichten/140525-Sendemast-RTBF-Feuer>
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX May 28)

BOLIVIA   6134.81v  R. Santa Cruz, normal format closing ID till 0208* UT
on May 26. During all of my recent monitoring here, have only found one
sign off anomaly on May 23 with heavy rock music from 0201 to 0215* UT
with no ID at all; just a one day event. Brazil signs off usually just
before 0200 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

BOLIVIA   Martien Groot alerted me two days ago that he had a weak station
on this frequency. I was lucky enough to pick up an ID for R Fides at 0003
UT on May 27 ...
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, dxld May 29)

Re: 6155.14 Radio Fides reactivated.
Noted very nice Bolivian openings at sunset on May 29.

5952.40  Radio Pio Doce  The best heard in a while; distinctive whistling
"Colonel Bogey March" (commonly known as the River Kwai March), along with
ID at 0202 UT (a first for me  had never before heard it during their
regular programming, only heard in the past at sign off); two YL chatting;
0226 UT again with whistling "Colonel Bogey March" and ID; 0227* UT (off
with no chimes tonight!). The "Colonel Bogey March" certainly makes for an
easy ID.

6025  R. Patria Nueva presumed with very weak audio, so possibly Bolivia
at 0228 UT playing music.

6134.78  Radio Santa Cruz was almost fair after the Brazil het ended at
0158* UT; Santa Cruz off at 0212* UT with the usual song they play at sign
off.

6155.11  R Fides (presumed) going off about 0157* UT; nice to hear them
again.

BTW  9770-AM with station YHWH (religious pirate), but the weakest signal
I have ever heard from him; mostly unusable; took me ten minutes just to
be sure it was actually him at 0248 UT; the normal strange theme
music/song at closing (0335* UT).
Another nice sunset out over the Pacific.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 29)

BOSNIA/SERBIA  Radio Serbia Internat aus dem Ueberschwemmungsgebiet ist
auch in der Luft auf 6100 kHz S=9+25dB oder -48dBm aus Bijeljina Bosnia,

Schoenes klares Interval Signal, dagegen hoert sich die Sprache des
Nachrichtensprechers aus dem Studio an, als wenn eine rustikale
Feldtelefonleitung mit geringer Bandbreite ueber eine Ersatz-Umleitung
genutzt wird. Diese Qualitätsminderung kann durch die riesigen
Ueberschwemmungen und den Flutauswirkungen seine Ursache haben.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

BOSNIA/SERBIA   re IRS missing due to flooding in Bijeljina-Bosnia site.
IRS Belgrade was back on air from May 19.

From the several days (May 14-18) no signal of International Radio Serbia,
probably due to floods in Serbia and other Balkans countries

1730-1800 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Italian Mon-Fri
1800-1830 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Russian
1830-1900 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
1900-1930 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Spanish
1930-2000 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sun-Fri
1930-2030 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sat
2000-2030 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German  Sun-Fri
2030-2100 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR French
2100-2130 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
2130-2200 6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Fri

Just in case you are not aware of this:
<http://www.oslobodjenje.ba/vijesti/bih/bijeljina-i-dalje-kriticno-sava-pocela-da-plavi-i-selo-balatun-evakuisano-6000-ljudi>

Bijeljina: Voda prodire preko nasipa Visoc:
<http://www.nezavisne.com/novosti/drustvo/Bijeljina-Voda-prodire-preko-nasipa-Visoc-245228.html>
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld May 19)

Gracanica: Water Is Withdrawn, Fears Of Landslides Time Today:
Moderately to predominantly obalac (no, temperatures up to 24 degrees
NEWS > BA May/18/2014. Says: Liberation PORTAL

Bijeljina Sava began to blue and village Balatun, evacuated 6,000 people
Water continued to penetrate through the collapsed portion of the
embankment at "Visoc(e" in Bijeljina, and in addition to great efforts to
defend and topped the Sava embankment in Raca, and the water began to blue
and village Balatun.

Civil protection teams and individuals during the night working on moving
sandbags from the city crnjelovsko settlement Burum, where about 200
villagers Crnjelovo worked on establishing channels that threatens to
flood Crnjelovo was said by the Headquarters for Emergency Situations town
of Bijeljina.

Evacuation of the population.
In // with the work on providing canals and embankments, conducted the
evacuation of the population from villages threatened by water from the
basin.

Total has evacuated about 6,000 inhabitants, of whom about 500
accommodated in reception centers in primary schools "Knez Ivo consists of
artists" and "Vuk Karadzic" in Bijeljina, Gymnasium "Filip" sports hall in
Bijeljina and student home where they located the elderly, and previously
was in the barracks and Sokol house situated 288 persons.

Yesterday and during the night there were 27 teams with 150 lifeguards,
and there were 297 interventions in vulnerable areas along the Sava River
and other affected areas in the city - Parts, Dvorovima, Popov and
amulets.

In addition to teams from Bijeljina and crew of the Armed Forces, the
Police, "Elektro - Bijeljina," are engaged and teams from Foca, Visegrad,
Rudo, Srebrenica, and this afternoon are expected to attend a special
rescue team from Great Britain.

In addition to working on the evacuation of Batkovic', Balatun, Broca,
Ostojic and Velinog villages, rescue teams and residents evacuating
people's palace, Parts and curves Ponds.

The normalization of the situation in Agnes

Normalize the situation in Agnes and the surrounding villages, from which
the water receded. In Agnes began to collect and bury depredations .

The hospital facilities are located evacuated sick persons and dialysis
patients from the town of Bijeljina and several surrounding
municipalities.

In all detention centers and checkpoints around the affected areas on call
medical team of the Health and medical teams will be on duty today and at
the entrance to Brodac, at the petrol pumps.

During yesterday in parts of the town of Bijeljina, from which water is
withdrawn normalized the supply of electricity and telephone connections.

The water from the municipal water supply system is right for technical
use, for the purpose of prevention, it is recommended to drink water
before the boil.

In Bijeljina come large amounts of aid from municipalities and cities in
the Republic of Serbian and environment, and are most in need of food,
drinking water, fodder, blankets, beach chairs and cushions.

Also, currently the most vulnerable in personnel to determine the
remaining dikes and canals.

The water level in the basin Gradiska increased slightly, in Samac and
Bijeljina declines

In the area of Gradiska water level of the river basin in a slight
increase due to the impact of the Una River, which is a tremendous amount
of water introduced into the river Sava, told Srna Darko Borojevic' from
the Department of Hydrology hidrometereoloskog Republican Institute.

The water level of the river basin in the area Srbac and to Brod stagnant,
while according Samac and Bijeljina in slight decline, said Borojevic'.

The water level of the river Vrbas and Vrbanja the area of Banja Luka from
this morning is significantly decreased and returned to their beds.

The water level of the river Sana in Prijedor is declining and is 499
centimeters and is located above the elevation of emergency flood control,
while the water level of the river Una in Novi Grad declining and
currently stands at 550 centimeters, said Borojevic'

Bijeljina:
Water Penetrates Through The Eembankment Visoc(e. N.N. - May/18/2014

Water continued to penetrate through the collapsed portion of the
embankment at "Visoc(e" in Bijeljina, and in addition to great efforts to
defend and topped the Sava embankment in Raca, and the water began to blue
and village Balatun.

Civil protection teams and individuals during the night working on moving
sandbags from the city crnjelovsko settlement Burum, where about 200
villagers Crnjelovo worked on establishing channels that threatens to
flood Crnjelovo was said by the Headquarters for Emergency Situations town
of Bijeljina.

In // with the work on providing canals and embankments, conducted the
evacuation of the population from villages threatened by water from the
basin, according to RTRS.

Total has evacuated about 6,000 inhabitants, of whom about 500
accommodated in reception centers in primary schools "Knez Ivo consists of
artists" and "Vuk Karadzic" in Bijeljina, Gymnasium "Filip" sports hall in
Bijeljina and student home where they located the elderly, and previously
was in the barracks and Sokol house situated 288 persons.

Yesterday and during the night there were 27 teams with 150 lifeguards,
and there were 297 interventions in vulnerable areas along the Sava River
and other affected areas in the city - Parts, Dvorovima, Popov and
amulets.

In addition to teams from Bijeljina and crew of the Armed Forces, the
Police, "Elektro - Bijeljina," are engaged and teams from Foca, Visegrad,
Rudo, Srebrenica, and this afternoon are expected to attend a special
rescue team from Great Britain.

In addition to working on the evacuation of Batkovic', Balatun, Broca,
Ostojic and Velinog villages, rescue teams and residents evacuating people
's palace, Parts and curves Ponds.

Normalize the situation in Agnes and the surrounding villages, from which
the water receded.

In Agnes began to collect and bury depredations.

The hospital facilities are located evacuated sick persons and dialysis
patients from the town of Bijeljina and several surrounding
municipalities.

In all detention centers and checkpoints around the affected areas on
call medical team of the Health and medical teams will be on duty
today and at the entrance to Brodac, at the petrol pumps.

During yesterday in parts of the town of Bijeljina, from which water
is withdrawn normalized the supply of electricity and telephone
connections.

The water from the municipal water supply system is right for
technical use, for the purpose of prevention, it is recommended to
drink water before the boil.

In Bijeljina come large amounts of aid from municipalities and cities
in the Republic of Serbian and environment, and are most in need of
food, drinking water, fodder, blankets, beach chairs and cushions.

Also, currently the most vulnerable in personnel to determine the
remaining dikes and canals.
(Google translation via gh, dxld May 21)

BRAZIL   11745-11755 & 11805-11815, on May 24 at 0042 UT, 11780 kHz RNA
with big dirty spurs at plus/minus 30 kHz spreading 10 kHz each. 11780 kHz
itself is slightly distorted. Strangely, I have seen zero other reports of
this monstrosity from inside or outside Brasil.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 24)

11780.004  RNA rather weak tiny signal of fundamental frequency S=5 or
-90dBm at 1130 UT on May 24, so no spurious could be traced apart
25-35 kHz either side so far.

Across the Pacific only CRI Vietnamese from Baoji TX #722 site is heard
co-channel instead.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 24)

BRAZIL   6180.007 is the fundamental RNB/RNA Brasilia signal,
at 0130 UT on May 28 on S=9+20dB or -45dBm level.

But also heard here the spurious outlet on 5999.591 kHz at 0133 UT at
S=4-5 or -106dBm level.

And latter could only be heard with thin 1.6 kHz selected bandwidth on
lower side of adjacent RHC 6000 kHz. Arnie Coro started at 0138 UT to
0148 UT here on S=9+25dB or-46dBm powerful outlet. "... very low solar
flux activity ...".

RNB/RNA Brasilia also heard on
// 11780.003 kHz at 0154 UT much fluttery S=9+20dB or -58dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews - hcdx May 28)

5999.6  is not spurious from 6180, but a separate transmitter, originally
supposedly for DRM testing. This was all discussed in March/April when it
was first being heard. It's on again tonight hetting RHC. Glenn
(Glenn Hauser  <wghauser @ yahoo.com>  May 28)

5999.6, May 27 at 0116, Radio Nacional Brasilia/Amazonia is reactivated
here after several weeks, made obvious by the absence of RHC English! M&W
laughing, music // much stronger 6180 and 11780 kHz. If RHC were on, there
would be a 400 Hz het, which in fact I do hear at 0623 check when "Ed
Newman" misasserts that it's "24 minutes past the hour".

Last time 5999.6 was reported: April 11 as in dxld 2014-#16.
6060, another RHC English frequency, as usual also has a het from Brasil,
lower pitched than the one below 6000 kHz, May 27 at 0624 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 27)

BULGARIA   Frequency changes KBS World Radio from May 23 plus video

1900-2000 NF5925 SCB  50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German AM,  ex5870
1900-2000 NF5940 SCB 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German DRM, ex5885
In HFCC database frequencies are recorded back 5925 DRM, 5940 AMmode.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

CZECH REPUBLIC   1233  Radio Dechovka has started transmitting on 1233 kHz
from Ostrava/Svinov (MO) with 2 kW. It shares the antenna tower with CRo
Dvojka/CRo Plus on 639 kHz.
(Guenter Lorenz-D, mwmasts May 22)

1233 kHz  Radio Dechovka May 23, 1700 UT. Langsam wird es dicht auf der
Frequenz: Radio Dechovka sendet jetzt auch aus Ostrava/Svinov (MO) mit
2 kW auf 1233 kHz. Man "teilt" sich den Antennenmast mit CRo Dvojka/CRo
Plus auf 639 kHz.
(Guenter Lorenz-D, A-DX May 23)

EGYPT   13850.067  ERTU Radio Cairo in Arabic service, logged at 0525 UT
on May 23 on remote SDR unit in Australia downunder post. S=9 or -75dBm
strength.

13820.041  Radio Cairo in Urdu, scheduled 16-18 UT in Urdu language.
1609 UT May 24. S=6 or -90dBm strength signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23/24)

GREECE   Jetzt um 1820 UT May 23, auch hier aufzunehmen:
7450 S=9+30dB oder -42dBm
9420 S=9+35dB oder -40dBm
weiter im Osten gibt es Gleichkanal Signal in Arabisch von VoIRIB Iran.
15650 S=9+30dB oder -42dBm
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

INDIA   AIR Gujarati sce
1515-1600 11620 BGL 500 kW 240 deg EaAF
1515-1600 13640 BGL 500 kW 240 deg EaAF
1515-1600 15175 PAN 250 kW 205 deg EaAF
rather odd v15174.984 kHz via Goa Panaji at 1550 UT May 24.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 24)

IRAN   11685  IRIB Bosnian sce on this channel ends at 2220 UT, but now a
half hour later I hear a seemingly IRIB Hausa sce here still on this
channel. 2303 UT May 24. - Later: And now at 2323 UT UTC-May-24 starts
with IRIB's French language ID and Iranian National Anthem hymn.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 24)

KOREA REP of    Voice of Freedom, Korea.
Hi Glenn, I don't know if you remember. My name is Jamie, I am a Shortwave
Engineer. I am working in South Korea, building the Voice of Freedom
transmitters. I was pleased to see some reports trickling in. Here's a
little background:

I have one transmitter on at 5 Kilowatts, into a Log Periodic Array
oriented about +10 degrees. I am currently wiring the cabinets for
Transmitter #2. I'm awaiting the arrival of some capacitors to upgrade the
De-Coupling in both transmitters, then I will finish up the protection
circuits so I can increase power to 10 kilowatts.

This has been a bit of a rough job, as the transmitters are literally
being designed and built on-site. I've been here since April 26th. I miss
Michele, and the kids. Probably will be here until mid-June. Fantastic
country, wonderful people.

The design for this transmitter is all solid state. Quantity of 80 Push-
Pull, class D/E, RF amplifiers in 1 kilowatt blocks. Pulse Width
Modulation.

I have signed a security agreement not to take pictures due to the
sensitive location, so I can't share any photos.

For those who were receiving us around May 11/12 period, believe it or not
we were only on with 1 kilowatt!!

I know we are getting our "clock cleaned" by jammers from the north. It
started out with just a "dash", C.W. jammer. However, now it is a tactical
Multi-Pulse jammer.

Well, it must mean we are being heard in the target area. I don't imagine
they would waste a powerful resource like that on an ineffectual signal.

Every now and then, when they stop feeding programming to me during tests,
I get to put on some Led Zepplin, or other eh, stimulating material, but
not too often.

However, someone may have noticed a Pop Dance song repeating over and over
for about 3 hours. We were trying to solve an R.F.I. problem in the nearby
village and at a local church. The program feed was off, and we needed
some "dense" modulating material to see worse case interference in the
church P.A. system (Still haven't completely solved the problem).

Please keep the reports coming. Our target area is in a "northerly
direction". The antenna gives about 8 dB gain. We are about 35 kW
Effective Radiated Power to the north. Best Regards
(Jamie La Badia-KOR, dxld May 24)

Great to hear from you again! Thanks for all the info about the 6135
station. See dxld 10-#05 under VANUATU and LIBERIA, for previous SW
projects. I wonder what others you may have been involved with in the
meantime?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 24)

MADAGASCAR   17540  Cordial wishes from the island of Cyprus. Heard Radio
Impala on frequency 17540 kHz at 1700 UT till 1722 UT. In Swahili French
and English. Opening with the drums and giving introduction and station
identification.

"You are listening to Radio Impala on 17.540 MHz our prgm are for great
lakes region ... promoting, democracy, peace, human rights, etc.".

Some music was played at 1707 and at 1712 UT. Reception was good into my
location sio 444. Do you issue qsl cards for my report. Its a confirmation
that I was tuned to your station.

It was great to hear this new station on the bands. Have a nice day.
Best wishes. Costa Constantinides.
This message was submitted from your website contact form:
<http://www.radioimpala.com/contact-1.html>

17540 kHz Radio Impala 1700-1758 UT daily in Kinyarwanda 250kW 310degr
from Talata-Volondry MDG MARA MGB.
(Costa Constantinides-CYP, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 18)

Contact Us: heard Radio Impala in Cyprus.
Hello Costa,
Thank you for your e-mail, we are new on SW, I can confirm you by e mail
that you have tuned to our station and We appreciate your feedback and
report. The language used is Kinyarwanda.

Kind Regards
Aloys
(via Costa Constantinides-CYP, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

MADAGASCAR   It looks like World Christian Broadcasting (KNLS) has gotten
Madagascar government approval to ship their SW xmtr to their
installation-in-progress in Madagascar. This is reported in the "Ask WWCR
covers NASB 2014" item (May 24, 2014) at
<http://www.drmna.info/>   It's at 2:00 m/s in.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer May 26)

another hint: "[...] If you have read or heard about signs of progress in
Madagascar recently, you know that God is answering our prayers. When we
begin reaching out to Africa through the airwaves, we will rely on African
partners such as Machona and Charles to contact our listeners and help
them to learn more. WE definitely intend to listen to our partners as much
as we speak. May the Lord bless our partnership."

found at
<http://www.worldchristian.org/Languages/Africa/af_whatsgoingon.php>
(Harald Kuhl-D, DXplorer May 26)

WCBC Mahajanga, der Ableger von KNLS fuer NoEaAF, NE/ME bis nach PAK/AFG.

Jetzt kommt Bewegung in die Lieferung und Transport der 3 x 100 kW Sender
nach Madagascar. Seit vergangenen Freitag hat man die Genehmigung die
Sender ins Land zu importieren.

Die Station, TX Haus und Antennen stehen seit 3 Jahren fix und fertig
errichtet dort herum, aber die Continental Sender hat man bisher nicht ins
Land gelassen. Der Communication Minister von Madagascar scheint die
Evangelen in ihrem Missionseifer in die Muslimwelt bisher behindert zu
haben.

<http://www.drmna.info/>   It's at 2:00 m/s in
<http://www.wwcr.com/ask-wwcr_409.mp3>

und auf Seite 3 der PDF Datei
<http://www.worldchristian.org/Updates/LatestNews/February2014NewsLetter.pdf>

MADAGASCAR UPDATE - Page 3, By Charles Caudill.
"Madagascar has a new president. His name is Hery Rajaonarimampianina."

"As you can imagine, the Minister of Communications is one of the people
we have been most critical of since 2009." ...

Aus dem Jahr 2013:
"The Continental 100 kW transmitters are sitting in crates in Houston
waiting for shipment to Madagascar as soon as approval is granted.

7 Mill. $ Project seit 2006.
MDG_WCBC Mahajanga 3x100 kW, 3 antennas 25/265/325degr
15 43 38.40 S  46 26 45.22 E

<http://binged.it/1tdAaV5>

(ich sehe zwar nur 3 Vorhaenge, aber auch Schielung ist moeglich, wb.)

May 2010:
3x100 kW SW txs, 4 antennas target are visible on the map at
 45deg (IND)
 21deg (PAK, AFG, TJK, UZB, KGZ, KAZ)
265deg (GAB, COD, COG, AGL, TZA, ZMB, MWI, ZWE, MOZ, NMB, AFS, BOT,
       LSO, SWZ)
358deg (SOM, YEM, ARS, ISR, JOR, SYR, KWT, UAE, IRQ, ARM, GEO, RUS)
330deg (KEN, TZA, UGA, ETH, SDN, LBY, EGY, TUN)

New religious Madagascar station MWV registered test schedule from
February 1st, 2012, of WCBC organisation at Mahajanga, Madagascar
3x100 kW shortwave transmitter, 3 curtain antennas on 4 masts,
at 265/325/025 degrees azimuth.

Example of future WCBC Mahajanga SW operation schedule
 7355 0600-0630 53,52,57          MWV 100 265 MDG WCB
 9565 0630-0700 53,52,57          MWV 100 265 MDG WCB
 9565 0800-0830 53,48,47,38,37,28 MWV 100 325 MDG WCB
 9585 1030-1100 39,40,41,42,31,32 MWV 100 025 MDG WCB
11870 0700-0730 53,52,57          MWV 100 265 MDG WCB
11870 0830-0900 53,48,47,38,37,28 MWV 100 325 MDG WCB
11870 1100-1130 39,40,41,42,31,32 MWV 100 025 MDG WCB
13630 0900-0930 53,48,47,38,37,28 MWV 100 325 MDG WCB
13635 0730-0800 53,52,57          MWV 100 265 MDG WCB
13650 1130-1200 39,40,41,42,31,32 MWV 100 025 MDG WCB
15660 0930-1000 53,48,47,38,37,28 MWV 100 325 MDG WCB
15660 1200-1230 39,40,41,42,31,32 MWV 100 025 MDG WCB
17660 1000-1030 53,48,47,38,37,28 MWV 100 325 MDG WCB
17660 1230-1300 39,40,41,42,31,32 MWV 100 025 MDG WCB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

MALAYSIA   9835  May 28 found the return of Sarawak FM on 9835, after a
considerable absence. Noted from 1221 to 1328 UT with fair reception and
some ACI. Clearly RTM has fixed the "issues with the transformer of the
transmitter and the antenna system," that Amiruddin Jemaat mentioned in
his email to me. Very nice! Radio Klasik (5964.69 kHz) still silent.

Re: return of Sarawak FM 9835 kHz.

Informed Amiruddin at RTM (Amiruddin Bin Jemaat at
<amiruddinj @ rtm.gov.my>
that I was happy to report that Sarawak FM was back on SW again today with
a good signal. His response:

:) Hi Ron ... Glad to hear that. Thank you so much for your support and
time. This could happen thanks to the maintenance team too. Feel free to
e-mail us if there is any issue regarding our SW transmission.
Hope you enjoy our programmes from Malaysia :)

Sekian, terima kasih...

Amiruddin Jemaat, RTM Kajang site.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 29)

9835  Sarawak FM Kajang back on this channel, May 29 at 1015 UT May,
S=9+10dB or -64dBm into remote SDR unit in downunder Queensland. Weaker
signal of adjacent odd 9839.850 kHz Voice of Vietnam, San Toy site, in
English at next channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 29)

MARIANA ISL/CHINA   Three signal peaks visible on that RFA Mandarin
service channel at 0540 UT May 23. Probably IBB Agignian Point signal
somewhat odd frequency on 17854.974 kHz, and two other peaks of both China
mainland Firedrake music jammer as well as one or two spoken jamming
program relays of CNR? on nearby even 17855 kHz.

Similar three outlets frequencies spectrum was visible too on 21689.974
and 21690.0 kHz range of RFA Mandarin from Tinian Isl at 05-06 UT,
Firedrake and spoken CNR jamming.

21460  Test tones at exact 1000 Hertz apart each side visible/heard as on-
air procedure - probably from Tinang-MRA site - logged at 0547 UT. S=8 or
-72dBm on remote unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

MYANMAR   7344.992  Slight odd frequency of Pwo Kayin Thazin Radio Reg.
Sce from Pyin U Lwin,  Myanmar site. Endless Burmese male announcer talk
heard at 0955 UT May 22, logged in Nara and Tokyo-JPN. S=5 only poor -
100dBm signal strength. - Same signal on May 29 at 0950 UT.

Suffered May 22 by UTE digital signal on 7345.5 to 7348.2 kHz, so I'd to
notch / suppress the upper side bandwidth signal on Perseus window.

9730.000  Myanmar R Rangoon, Burmese sce, phone interview of female
announcer at 1046 UT May 22. S=7-8 or -79dBm strength downunder in
remote Australia rx unit.

9730.000  Myanmar R Rangoon, Burmese sce, female announcer at 0948 UT on
May 29. S=9 or -66dBm strength, fluttery signal downunder in Queensland
Australia remote rx unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

MYANMAR   9730.0  Myanmar Radio on Monday, May 26 at 1046 UT with the end
of the ABC / Radio Australia's "Lesson 22 - Dealing with a Situation";
"The guest in room 22 would like to speak with you." Seems they somehow
skipped lesson 21? Mondays show is about a half hour earlier than the
Wednesday edition of the same repeat show.

Would indeed be ironic if SWLers in the future could only hear Radio
Australia's programming via SW on Myanmar Radio!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

NIGERIA   9690  Voice of Nigeria, at 1655-1727 UT on May 23, WeAF
languages, good modulation, closing here at 1727 UT after some silence and
without Int. Signal, Arabic Service did not start at 1730 UT at 15120 kHz,
but English heard later, DRM already on at 1758 UT.

R. Kaduna (presumed), 6089.8, "Nigeria" heard at 1850 UT, fair with
reasonable audio.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld May 23)

15120 DRM, Voice of Nigeria, Abuja, 25 May 2014, at 1445-1459* UT - Bonds
of Harmony program, sign-off announcement at 1458 UT and transmitter off
at 1459* UT. Perfect decode, but audio leaves a bit to be desired compared
to other DRM broadcasters. The center frequency of the DRM signal was
actually closer to 15,119.8 kHz.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, dxld May 25)

Observations of Voice of Nigeria on Sat May 24.
Low modulation, different languages, instead of scheduled and much more

0500-0700 15120 IKO 250 kW  007 deg to NoAf English
0700-0800 15120 IKO 250 kW  007 deg to NoAf French
1600-1630 11770 IKO 250 kW  248 deg to CeAf Swahili
1630-1700  9690 IKO 250 kW  248 deg to CeAf Yoruba
1700-1730  9690 IKO 250 kW  248 deg to CeAf Igbo
1730-1800 15120 IKO 250 kW  007 deg to NoAf Arabic
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 25)

noted at 2104 UT May 25, little bit low-modulated.
No signal on Sun May 25 at 1700-1730 UT.
>1700-1730  9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to CeAF Igbo

1830-2000 UT 15120 kHz Abuja 250 kW deg NoAF English in DRM mode
S=9+30dB or -42dBm strength. 1845 UT May 25.

11769.903 kHz S=7 or -84dBm signal strength in southern Germany.
2100-2200 11770 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF Hausa,
noted at 2104 UT May 25, little bit low-modulated.

15120.000  VoNigeria probably via Abuja even frequency towards
NoAF/CeAF/EUR noted on S=8-9 -74dBm level in Europe, and S=7 or -85dBm in
NY-USA. 0545-0800 UT, checked at 0650 to 0705, May 26. In AM mode of
course.

Jetzt um 1920 UT May 26 habe ich mir mal das DRM Signal angeschaut und
ausgemessen: ausgemessene Mitte auf 15119.850 kHz,
dort ist auch deutliche eine 'Signallose-Einkerbung' von circa 70 Hertz
Breite zu sehen.

Breite des power DRM Signal Blocks circa 9500 Hertz,
4750 Hertz auf jeder Seite
von 15115.100 bis 15124.600 kHz
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 25 / 26)

PAKISTAN   1260  Radio Pakistan to restore medium wave transmission.
Addressing Guest Hour programme of Peshawar Press Club here on Monday, PBC
Director General Samina Pervaiz said that medium wave transmission would
be revived in Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, and Larkana.

More at:
<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX South Asia ng, May 27)

PAKISTAN   1260  Radio Pakistan to restore medium wave transmission.

BBC Monitoring on Twitter alerted me to this just published article.
Second paragraph says "short medium wave transmission" and near end of
article says world, external and foreign services will be further
improved. Radio Pakistan to restore medium wave transmission

<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>

<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>

Radio Pakistan to restore medium wave transmission
<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>

DG says radio will continue to dominate in future as it can reach far
flung areas.

View on <www.dawn.com>

<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>

Preview by Yahoo
<http://www.dawn.com/news/1108855/radio-pakistan-to-restore-medium-wave-transmission>

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has planned to improve
quality of all programmes and restore medium wave transmission at various
stations in the country.

Addressing Guest Hour programme of Peshawar Press Club here on Monday, PBC
Director General Samina Pervaiz said that short medium wave transmission
would be revived in Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad and Larkana. She said that
Radio Pakistan had a unique history and played a key role in creating
awareness among people besides airing recreational and entertainment
programmes.

"Despite launch of different sources of information and entertainment,
radio still commands majority audience worldwide and will continue to
dominate in the days to come as it reaches such far flung places where no
other means of communication is available," she added. Ms Pervaiz said the
transmission of Radio Pakistan covered 95 per cent area of the country.
She said that efforts would be made to cover the remaining five per cent
area in the middle of the next year.

DG says radio will continue to dominate in future as it can reach far
flung areas.

She said that the two-high power transmissions were installed with
assistance of the United States in Dera Ismail Khan and Peshawar while
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was also supporting them for
improving and upgradation of the system.

"We have planned to upgrade radio stations in Lahore, Islamabad and
Karachi very soon. While the Peshawar station will also be upgraded
gradually," Ms Pervaiz said. She said that efforts would be made to ensure
access of all listeners to Radio Pakistan. For the purpose, high capacity
transmitters would be installed nationwide phased-wise, she added.

The PBC director general said that Radio Pakistan would continue to
dominate as family channel without compromising on its quality and
decency. She said that Radio Pakistan was the only channel in the whole
country that aired all its programmes in all regional languages. She said
that Radio Pakistan had broadcasted more than 52 dramas of various
regional languages including Urdu. She said that steps were taken to make
the website of Radio Pakistan more informative through which transmission
would be aired for listeners. Ms Pervaiz said that FM 93, 94 and 101 MHz
were also available on internet through satellite network. She said that
the quality of world, external and foreign services would also be further
improved to meet the demands of listeners.

To a query about low wages of contract employees of Radio Pakistan
including translators and newscasters, Ms Pervaiz said that they were
revamping the wage structure. She, however, said that the wages were given
to employees according to their talent and experience.
(Published in Dawn, May 27th, 2014. dxld)

PAKISTAN   1260   PBC Peshawar, new 400 kW NEC mediumwave transmitter.
Radio Pakistan Peshawar is entering into age of digitization on Monday,
May 26, 2014, with the inauguration of a 400 kilowatt new MW transmitter
at its Chugalpura* transmitter station.

More at:
<http://www.radio.gov.pk/newsdetail/66006/3>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX_So_Asia May 29)

Older Peshawar Chugalpura transmitter station in downtown city area, -
which allows also Digitization mode -, probably DRM modulation mode.

PAK_Peshawar Chughalpura former SW site?
MW former 729 kHz 100 kW, now 1260 kHz 400 kW NEC Japan unit.
2-MW masts til 2011 year, now a single mast visible in G.E. on 10 March
2013 image, located at/near highway #5

34 00 54.85 N  71 37 07.73 E
<https://www.google.com/maps?q=34+00+54.85+N++71+37+07.73+E&hl=de&ll=34.015237,71.618811&spn=0.002779,0.005166&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.307813,84.638672&t=h&z=18>

PAK_25 km east of Peshawar, 3 kms east Pabbi village
540 / 1170 /1377 kHz 300 / 100 / 10 kW

34 00 22.86 N  71 50 03.76 E
<https://www.google.com/maps?q=34+00+22.86+N++71+50+03.76+E&hl=de&ll=34.005837,71.83372&spn=0.005559,0.010332&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.307813,84.638672&t=h&z=17>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 29)

PBC Peshawar 1260 kHz 400 kW: Entering Into Age of Digitization.

The project is part of the plan to modernize, upgrade and revamp the
national broadcasting organization.

Radio Pakistan Peshawar is entering into age of digitization on Monday,
May 26, 2014, with the inauguration of a 400 kilowatt new digital
transmitter at its Chugalpura transmitter station.

The project is part of the plan to modernize, upgrade and revamp the
national broadcasting organization so as to meet the modern day
requirements and to disseminate information, education and entertainment
to the listeners.

The new transmitter at the oldest station of Radio Pakistan will replace
the existing more than 20 years old 100 kilowatt transmitter, and besides
added voice quality, it will an outreach as far as up to parts of
Afghanistan.

According to a survey, with the installation of the new digital
transmitter, the programmes being aired by Radio Pakistan Peshawar in six
languages that is Urdu, Pushto, Hindko, Khor (Chitrali), Kohistani
(Hazara) and Dari on the frequency 1260 kHz, would be clearly listened in
Bajaur Agency, Kurram Agency, Khyber Agency, Mohmand Agency, Orakzai
Agency, Malakand Agency, Upper Dir, Lower Dir (Chakdara), Buner, Hangu,
Mardan, Shangla (Swat), Swabi, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Mansehra,
Abbottabad, Garam Chashma (Chitral), Azad Kashmir, parts of Hunza,
Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and up to Kunar and Nangarhar provinces of
Afghanistan.

In this way, Peshawar radio which had started its journey with a small one
kilowatt medium wave transmitter in 1935 will have the most powerful
transmitter from now on.

During its almost 80 years journey, Peshawar Radio has played an active
role in promoting local traditions and culture, educating the people and
socio-economic uplift of the area.

After inception of Pakistan, this emerged as the only source to encourage
the migrants and help them rehabilitate in the then North-West Frontier
Province [NWFP]. It also highlighted through its news bulletins and
programmes the socio-economic activities in the region. It promoted
national unity and cohesion among different communities particularly those
who had migrated from India.

Radio Pakistan Peshawar infused a new spirit among the people of the area
during 1965 war, and the people of NWFP alongside their counterparts in
other provinces stood shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces thereby
boosting their morale. Similarly, this radio station has played a leading
role in providing the latest situations of natural calamities - whether it
is 2005 catastrophic earthquake which caused the worst disaster
particularly in Balakot or the floods that hit different parts of the
province from time to time - and contributed to the rehabilitation of the
affected people.

This station of Radio Pakistan has a leading role in raising the morale of
the people particularly those living in militancy-infested Federally-
Administered Tribal Areas [FATA]. Its staff spot coverage of events at the
risk of their lives so as to keep the audience abreast with the latest
situation and to share their sufferings and miseries. The contribution of
Peshawar radio towards this end can be gauged from the feedback from the
listeners.

On the cultural and literary front, Radio Pakistan Peshawar has the
distinction of introducing legend poets, writers, artistes, musicians, and
broadcasters. It has produced legendary figures like Ahmed Faraz, Ahmed
Nadeem Qasmi, Noon Meem Rashid, Farigh Bukhari, Khatir Ghaznavi, Amir
Hamza Shinwari, Mosin Ehsan, Samundar Khan Samundar, Khayal Muhammad,
Munir Sarhadi, Gulnar Begum, Mehjabeen Qazalbash and Mashooq Sultan etc.
Besides serving as a cultural hub of the province, Peshawar Radio has been
a center of the promotion of local arts and languages such as Pushto,
Hindko, Kohistani and Dari.

Radio Pakistan Peshawar has also helped raise literacy rate in the
province. Through its programmes such as dramas and educational chunks, it
has created awareness among the people about education particularly in the
fields of science and technology. It has also played role in women's
empowerment and encouraged the female folk to get education while
upholding their local cultural traditions.

The Pushto news bulletins being aired by Peshawar radio give extensive
coverage to events and activities taking place throughout the province as
well as FATA. Besides, wide coverage is given to local events in the local
bulletins being aired in different languages.

In short, Radio Pakistan Peshawar is not just a radio station established
in the provincial metropolis. Rather it has emerged as the voice of the
valiant people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa whether they live in the province,
tribal areas or other parts of the country. The gift of 400 kilowatt
digital transmitter will certainly bring a revolution in the field of
broadcasting in this region.
(by Mahmood Riazuddin, Radio Pakistan, News site,

PNG   3905  NBC New Ireland, S=8 -79dBm, news reader male and female at
1008 UT May 22. Not on air May 29 at 1040 UT.

3384.994  NBC New Britain Rabaul, En comments on development bank at 1023
UT. S=8 or -74dBm nice signal. Same channel on May 29 at 1035 UT S=9 or -
68dBm, seemingly spoken program on hall or church, speech to the crowd.

3259.994  NBC Madang, some woman chorus performance at 1029 UT May 29,
S=7-8 or -78dBm signal in Queensland downunder remote SDR unit.

3324.998  Very tiny signal just under threshold, could trace music pieces,
but either NBC Bougainville or RRI Palangkaraya-INS program instead...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

3260, NBC Madang, at 1150-1204* UT on May 25 (Sunday); Religious songs;
1202 UT started playing pop religious songs for the start of "Island
Praise" presented by Stacy Rose; a USA syndicated program, that plays "the
best reggae, soca, calypso, hip hop gospel compilations that the Caribbean
has to offer"; off just after her intro.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

PHILIPPINES   Nothing heard of R. Free Sarawak in 15.4 to 15.5 MHz range
today Wed May 21, 1100-1130 UT: Only heard 15410 AIR, 15440 CRI, 15480
CNR, 15490 ARS, 15500 IRN.

Seemingly May 22 now 10 kHz up, at 1143 UT 15420 is empty, but heard
female announcer in Malaysian? language on 15430 kHz instead.

Weak S=3-4 on threshold level in Australia, but better signal in Japan,
noted between S=8 and S=9+5dB or -65dBm at 1148 UT May 22. Male ID anncr
at 1154 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21 / 22)

CLANDESTINE. Radio Free Sarawak. Email from Mauno Ritola on May 27: "acc.
to WRTH summer schedules this is now via Taiwan. 73, Mauno."

Thanks to Mauno for this info. I had in fact wondered what was going on
with RFS reception. For a long time the RFS reception was very hit-or-
miss, with many days of below threshold level reception, but recently
almost every day have found them with fair to good reception, which would
indeed tend to indicate something had significantly changed, such as the
location. Believe the recent good reception could not just be attributed
to a change in propagation! As of the latest update (May 28, 2014 0200 UT)
Nagoya Aoki still lists Palauig- Zambales (Philippines).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 27)

RFS QSY to avoid jamming May 20.
15430 1100-1145 UT, 15420 1145-1230 UT. de Hiroshi.

Today on 15420 kHz, 1052 UT (tune in) nonstop music, 1100 UT
R. Free Sarawak s/on. QSY to 15430 kHz at 1145 UT on May 22.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld May 20 / 22)

PHILIPPINES/MALAYSIA  [to SARAWAK]  Radio Free Sarawak ...

Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN has brought up an interesting point. Several RTM
(Malaysia) transmitters have been silent for quite some time now (Radio
Klasik - 5964.69 kHz. and Sarawak FM - 9835 kHz).

"Could one of these transmitters been pulled to due jamming duties against
RFS?"

Both frequencies continue absent through May 22.

Today I sent the following email to some of the staff at RTM (Malaysia).
Did not really expect any response.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

Ron's email to staff members at RTM:

"Gentlemen,
As of today (22 May) both Radio Klasik (5964.69 kHz) and Sarawak FM
(9835 kHz) continue to be off the air (transmitter not on at all).

Is one of these transmitters now being used to jam the signal of "Radio
Free Sarawak", as RFS jumps between 15420 kHz, 15430 kHz, and 15460 kHz?

Terima kasih!"
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

Was very surprised and pleased to receive the following reply:

From: Amiruddin Bin Jemaat, Date: Thu, May 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: Off the air on SW - Radio Klasik (5964.69 kHz)
and Sarawak FM (9835 kHz).
To: Ron Howard, "Hj. Zulkifli Bin Abdul Rahim"
Cc: Khairuddin bin Hj Osman, Sharifah Norehan Syed Salleh, Fee Lin Chew,
"Othman Md. Said"

Good morning Ron and my colleagues :)

Thanks for the notice about our SW transmission. I really appreciate it.

To be clear, none of these transmitters have been used to jam any signal.
Actually:

1) For Sarawak FM (9835 kHz), we have issues with the transformer of the
transmitter and the antenna system. Currently, the works of repairing is
on-going.

2) For Radio Klasik (5964.69 kHz), we have problem part (tetrode valve).
As of now, we are still waiting to receive the spare part from supplier.

Hope this will clarify the situation and thanks again for your time.
Hope you have a good time listening to our shortwave always :)

Sekian, terima kasih...

Amiruddin Jemaat
RTM Kajang, Malaysia
(via Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

PHILIPPINES   15420  Radio Free Sarawak, per Nagoya Aoki list via Palauig-
Zambales (Philippines), May 26 had RFS on 15420 kHz at 1100 UT with no
jamming; checked again at 1112 UT to find RFS and strong jamming.
At 1204 UT found RFS had moved to 15430 kHz, but also heard the jamming
that had followed them there.

15410  Radio Free Sarawak, per Nagoya Aoki list via Palauig-Zambales
(Philippines), on May 27 found on this new frequency at 1104 UT with no
jamming, but at 1115 UT sign on of AIR with AIR IS; not a good choice to
get away from jamming. Before AIR sign on was fair to almost good.
Formerly RFS had been on either 15420, 15430, or 15460 kHz. Due to
jamming, RFS often changes frequencies.

May 28 heard RFS on 15430 kHz at 1148 UT with no jamming and fair-good
reception; at 1159RFS and heavy jamming; 1200* UT RFS went off of the air
and the jamming went silent a few seconds later. Immediately tuned down to
15420 kHz and found RFS; jamming started there within a few seconds of
their frequency change, so the jamming is very alert as to what RFS is
doing. Yet another day of consistently fair-good reception. Can others
confirm now via Taiwan?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA DXindia May 26 / 27 / 28)

RUSSIA   VoR may return to SW in a future.

Russia's National Security Council creates new body for funding Voice of
Russia's LW/MW/SW broadcasts
<http://t.co/0e6LRrIHoT>  via  <Twitter @ SWLingDotCom>

Link is in Russian, but I was able to read a rude translation via the
Goggle translator.
(Horacio Nigro Geolkiewsky-URG, DXplorer May 27)

Russian Security Council meeting on May 19 decided to establish a special
federal state budgetary institutions (FSBA) for the implementation of
long-range Russian public broadcasting stations "Radio Russia" and "Voice
of Russia" both domestically and abroad. On this "Lente.ru" according to
two industry sources familiar with the decision of the Security Council.

Objective of the new company will be the restoration and long-range radio
support on long, medium and short waves, which in 2013-2014 was almost
completely collapsed state company "Russian Television and Radio
Broadcasting Network" (RTRS) due to the termination of budget financing.
FGBI broadcasting, by the decision of the Security Council will be
established in 2016 and is run by one of the security forces, presumably
the Ministry of Defence.

Why not hear "Voice of Russia" ?

During the previous two years distant broadcasting public radio stations
in the country was almost completely stopped.

First, in March of 2013, ceased to be broadcast on long (LW) and secondary
(SV) waves transmit radio "Mayak". As a result, hear them in Russia was
only possible in some cities where the broadcaster - the company RTR -
transmitters have a range of FM.

Then, in early 2014, partially disabled and broadcast "Radio Russia" on
long and medium waves, which led to the same result as a "beacon".

Thus, today the Russian state radio transmission will not be accepted in
our country anywhere except a few major cities, mostly regional or
national centers.

Gone with all ranges of radio waves, providing long-distance transmissions
(this, in addition to LW and MW, more short-wave - HF), and "Voice of
Russia", working for foreign countries. Its transmission RTRS radio
centers in Russia were also stopped, continuing with only a few
transmitters leased abroad.

In all these cases, the cause was broadcast far off reduction in state
funding, the company provides RTR for this purpose.

How not to die far Broadcasting.

In addition, the public radio stations that was not heard in most parts of
Russia, the almost complete cessation of government funding jeopardized
the very existence of long-range radio in our country.

This kind of broadcasting carried RTRS state company with its powerful
broadcasting centers, where there were about 40 at the end of 2013.

They basically were just loaded broadcast transmission over long
distances, "Lighthouse", "Radio Russia" and "Voice of Russia". During this
RTRS received money from the company RTR and "Voice of Russia". It is
clear that when the money stopped coming, the content of radio centers for
RTRS became unprofitable.

Reduction in government funding far broadcasting has led to the fact that
RTRS forgone in 2013-2014 approximately 800 million rubles of income. A
company's annual loss from this activity reached about 2.5 billion rubles.

In this situation, the prospect of closing RTRS got most radio centers
because of their support in working condition in the absence of paid
broadcasting expensive. At the same time, because of the technical
features of the powerful radio transmitters, after being off for two or
three winters, equipment radio centers could come into complete disrepair,
and if necessary, they would have to build almost from scratch.

Therefore, recently continued search for a way out of the situation, the
more that radio centers need not only RTR and not only to "Lighthouse" was
heard on the Siberian expanses.

Why CIS military radio ?

The fact that a powerful radio, in addition to solving the civilian tasks
for the dissemination of radio programs in the country, and the need for
specific tasks power structures.

The center can be a powerful broadcasting horizon radar for early warning
about the threat of aerospace attack. In addition, they are suitable for
electronic warfare (EW) and intelligence.

On the basis of such radio centers is also possible to arrange for large
areas notification of emergencies or danger in wartime. They are suitable
for sustainable and long-distance communications for government agencies,
if at the same time of war will be disrupted communication via satellite,
which is very likely.

Military has always expressed an interest in maintaining a strong radio in
the country. However, these structures were not controlled by them, being
a member of the RTRS. Consequently, the military and money on them from
the budget is allocated.

What will the new structure ?

According to sources, "Heathcliff ", the Security Council decided that the
centers of powerful broadcasting solving the problem of propagation
programs public radio stations in 2016 will be transferred from the RTRS
in the new federal budget enterprise.

The company will be under the jurisdiction of one of the Russian power
structures, presumably, the Ministry of Defence, and also to solve
specific problems in the field of defense and security. Venture will be
financed from the federal budget.

Prior to this RTRS receive state funding in the amount of three billion
rubles for 2015-2016 years. It will be used to before the new FGBI restore
distant broadcast "Radio Russia" to the entire country and the "Voice of
Russia" with Russian foreign transmitters.

What do they say in the industry ?

In RTRS welcome recovery far broadcasting.

"With the reduction in broadcast transmission "Mayak", "Radio Russia" and
"Voice of Russia", any decision aimed at maintaining the powerful
broadcasting is urgent "- said "Lente.ru" spokesman Igor Stepanov RTRS,
refraining from further comments decisions of the Security Council.

Chairman of the Consortium "Digital broadcasting technology platform"
Andrew Bryksenkov told "Lentoy.ru" pointed out that worldwide network of
powerful broadcasting are under state control.

"The decision to allow the Security Council to begin upgrading the
infrastructure of a powerful radio, otherwise we will lose a significant
part of it, and even its full potential. Isolation of powerful
broadcasting separate enterprise will create preconditions for
optimization of radio and broadcasting, public address systems and
information security" - said Bryksenkov.

At the same time, the expert does not believe that the new structure will
definitely be successful. "Powerful broadcasting has many specific
features that will face security forces who do not have experience with
similar equipment," - he said.
Igor Agapov (via DXplorer May 27)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.980  BSKSA Riyadh's NE/ME service in Arabic, via non-
direction quadrant antenna. Weak tiny service here after morning fade-out
signal at 0607 UT on May 23.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.872  SIBC Honiara, English nice ID by male anncr at
1000 UT May 22. S=9 or -72dBm, but a little bit LOW modulation today.
Noted in Nara-JPN remote SDR unit.  No operation on 9545 kHz.

5019.874  SIBC Honiara, heard on SDR remote unit in Sydney, on May 29
at 0935 UT, pop mx played of the 60ties.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

Wolfie, SIBS on 9545 kHz is heard in BNE QLD Australia from around 0000 to
0500 UT s/off. Regards Johno. (John Wright-AUS, hcdx May 23)

TAIWAN   9734.940  CBSD in Hakka via Radio Taiwan Internat. at Tainan
site, nx til 1042 UT, male anncr. 1030-1100 UT scheduled.

9734.941  CBSD in Cantonese via Radio Taiwan Internat. at Tainan site,
female anncr at 1006 UT May 29, 1000-1030 UT scheduled.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

TAIWAN   9774  Fu Hsing BS during a brief check at 1138 UT on May 27,
found EZL music // 9410 kHz; both fair; nothing heard on 15375 kHz (have
checked it a number of times and suspect is no longer active).

10960  Sound of Hope at 1212 UT on May 25 with the usual distinctive ID in
English; spelled out their website and said "Sound of Hope"; consistently
gives ID at this time; only occasionally with CNR1 jamming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

THAILAND   9390  "Thailand in Prospective" program. HSK9 Radio Thailand
was on air in Thai language program at 54degr at 1358 UT, but switched
over to 132degr antenna midst on the English program in progress at 1402
UT, at 1412 UT, S=9+20dB or -52dBm downunder in Australia. Oil forecast at
1415 UT. Low Libya's oil export. Program of Monday May 19th was repeated.

see also  <http://www.bangkokpost.com/>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

THAILAND/JAPAN   Hi Wolfy, as "NHK World" satellite TV has been blocked in
Thailand after a coup d'etat,

Radio Japan Special SW transmission to Thailand.

NHK Radio Japan started the special 24H SW transmission in Japanese to
Thailand on May 23.

All from Yamata trasmitter site.
0100-0500 UT 17810
0500-0800 UT 17585
0800-0900 UT 13650
0900-1700 UT 11815
1700-1900 UT  7225
2100-0100 UT 13680

Background is the TV satellite failure of the NHK R Japan TV program.
(via Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo-JPN, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

Log: 9390 kHz, HSK9, Udon Thani, Thailand, 2000 UT, May 23, SIO 454

"Aus Anlass des aktuellen Staatstreichs haben wir unser Programm
geaendert".

Radio Japan sendet fuer seine Staatsbuerger in Thailand ein
Sonderprogramm:

0900-1700 11815 kHz
1700-1900  7225 kHz
1900-2100  9560 kHz
2100-0100 13680 kHz
0100-0500 17810 kHz
0500-0800 17585 kHz
0800-0900 13650 kHz  Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN (via dxld, May 23)
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM  <http://ratzer.at>  May 23)

R. Thailand cancels the service of the foreign language after 1000 UT
yesterday's. The station plays a message in Thai and music in substitution
for foreign language service. The relay station of BBC and VOA in Thailand
continues service according to normal.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld May 22)

9390  R. Thailand: I've been following R Thailand from sign-on at 1800 UT
on May 23 on 9390 kHz with music and occasional short announcements in
Thai. At 1900 UT, music continued, with short announcements in Thai from
1925 UT and then every 10 minutes or so. Same continued through 2000-2015
UT during what would have been the German language broadcast.
(Alan Roe-UK, dxld May 23)

THAILAND  [non]   BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand.

26 May 2014. As authorities in Thailand take key national and
international channels off air in the country, BBC World Service has
increased its shortwave English-language radio broadcasts to Thailand, to
continue the delivery of its independent news and analysis to audiences
there.

From 0100 UT on Monday 26 May, BBC World Service expanded its availability
via {Singapore Kranji mostly} shortwave to Thailand by adding
four{sic, ten hrs instead, see below} hours of broadcasts to its daily
shortwave schedule (all times UT):

a.. 0100-0300 on 11600 kHz
b.. 0300-0500 on  7370 kHz
c.. 0500-1100 on 11700 kHz

Acting Director, BBC World Service Group, Liliane Landor says: "In times
of national crisis, there is an acute need for accurate, trusted and
impartial news. This is why, with our international TV news channel off
the air in Thailand, we have increased BBC World Service radio broadcasts
in the country."

The above transmissions add to BBC World Service's six hours of shortwave
broadcasts at peak times for Thailand.
(BBC WSGroup Communications press release via Richard Cuff
via SWLing Post May 26 2014

<http://swling.com/blog/2014/05/thailand-coup-bbc-world-service-increases-shortwave-broadcasts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thailand-coup-bbc-world-service-increases-shortwave-broadcasts>
BBC World Service Group Communications have corrected their Press Release
below. It should say they are "adding ten hours" (not four hours).

These are in addition to the six hours of English to South East Asia
already scheduled at:
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/#south-east-asia>
(Alan Pennington-UK, May 26)

Transmitter site(s)? Bet they won't use Nakhon Sawan, Thailand for this,
another awkward situation, politically and propagationally (except maybe
for 7 MHz). Most likely Singapore; 7370 kHz is also used earlier from
there for SoEaAsia.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 26)

UNIDENTIFIED {still}   TAIWAN/CHINA   Monitoring log of some SOH and
others Taiwan broadcasts, and accompanied CHN mainland jamming of CNR and
Firedrake mx. Slot 0600 to 1000 UT May 17, heard mainly in Australia and
Japan remote SDR posts: at 06-10 UT on May 17:

13014.971  UNID Chinese program, Fu Hsing BS? from TWN? male and female,
interspersed by pop mx, even German pop songs of last decade heard, 09-11
UT, May 17.

{later:  still comments by native Chinese speakers are urged from that
East Asia area, worth of high value ...}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 17)

U.A.E.   15420.126  BBCWS English bcast from Al Dhabbaya-UAE relay site at
0615 UT May 23, S=7 sidelobe into Germany morning.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

11695.119  One of the Al Dhabbaya-UAE relay site transmitters always
slight odd frequency, at 0211 UT May 28 carried RFA Tibetan scheduled
02-03 UT. S=7 at -88dBm level signal, lower sidelobe bcast from Near East
towards NY-US, lower than expected.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

U.K.   12005  Voice of Vietnam in Vietnamese sce via Babcock relay
facility at Woofferton England. S=9+20dB or -54dBm transmission level
in NY-US remote sce unit. NX read by female anncr at 0204 UT May 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

U.K.   558  Spectrum Radio heard on remote Plymouth SDR unit in England,
May 23 at 0625 UT, "Radio Fatima", Muslim program scheduled 06-07 UT,
S=9+20dB signal, probably originate from London Crystal Palace ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23)

U.K.   MSF Time Signal station off the air (60 kHz).
Other stations on this channel are JJY Japan
<http://jjy.nict.go.jp/jjy/index-e.html>

and WWVB Fort Collins
<http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/wwvb.cfm>

just in case you have a good antenna & location :-)

MSF Time Signal station off the air (60 kHz)
Statement on NPL web site
MSF signal off-air

Please note that the MSF signal has had to be taken off-air from Saturday
evening, 24 May, until late Tuesday, 27 May, at the earliest, due to a
technical fault.

Further updates will be posted here when received.

<http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/time-frequency/products-and-services/time/msf-outages>

The next scheduled maintenance date is 12 June 2014 from 1000-1400 BST.
(Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC-UK ng May 27)

60 kHz  MSF signal off-air.
"Please note that the MSF signal had to be taken off-air on Saturday
evening, 24 May, due to the failure of an essential component at Anthorn
Radio Station. It will remain off-air until midnight on Wednesday, 28 May,
at the earliest.

Further updates will be posted here when received.

Message updated 12:00 BST 28 May 2014"

<http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/time-frequency/products-and-services/time/msf-outages>

{MSF 60 kHz is on air again, when checked May 29 on 06 UT, wb.}
(Mike Terry-UK, dxld May 28)

I guess, GBZ is rather a NAVAL submarine radio transmission

UK_formerly VLF GBZ Criggion, Powys, WALES UK  21.22 kHz
52 43 21.09 N  03 03 47.14 W
<http://binged.it/1tdXsdq>

formerly reserve VLF GBZ Skelton 19.6 kHz [reserve]
54 43 55.56 N  02 53 04.74 W

MSF 60 kHz time and standard frequency station
GBZ 19,6 ex21.22 kHZ

"Have noticed that Naval station GBZ, 19.6 kHz, also from Anthorn..."

What's this ?
GQD: Anthorn, Cumbria, UK

Time signal station Anthorn on 60 kHz

UK_MSF Anthorn Time Signal 60 kHz 15 kW
54 54 20.79 N  03 16 39.33 W

and 10 tall mast antennas at
<http://binged.it/1te0QVK>

UK_VLF Navy & Loran submarine Anthorn GBZ 19.6 kHz, GQD 22.1 kHz
54 54 41.92 N  03 16 42.57 W

73 wolfgang df5sx
ps. I guess LORAN installation has been scrapped in past decade ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews - BrDXC-UK May 26)

U.K.   There are new videos posted of the Riz transmitters at Woofferton
Transmitting Station in the UK.

<https://www.youtube.com/user/wooffertonuk>

The videos are presented by Dave Porter G4OYX a retired senior transmitter
engineer from the site.
(via SW txsite May 27)

USA   7505.19v  WRNO, at 0218 UT on May 26. The usual programming of
"Maranatha Radio" with Pastor Ray Bentley; 0240 UT DW news; ID "WRNO on
75-05 kHz."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx May 28)

VANUATU   7259.940  VBT Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, fair signal just above
threshold logged at 0920 UT May 22. - Same tiny Vanuatu signal at 0952 UT
on May 29, suffered by even frequency signal from Mongolian Radio Ulan
Bataar, which time pips at 09.59:25 UT were 'fast 35 seconds' ahead of UTC
standard time.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)

VATICAN [non?]   Members, Some classify this as Vatican City, but since
the site is outside the Papal enclave, I will refer to it under Italy.
Thank you to Glenn, and in particular dxld 2014-20. Luigi Cobisi reported
that on May 8 the quartet of towers serving 1530 kHz at
42 02 51 N, 12 20 33 E
was destroyed. It is a sad end to a well engineered site. The Waniewski
photo webpage is one of the few places where the images of the towers
can be retained. 73's and 88's
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts yg via dxld May 21)

<http://waniewski.de/id208.htm>
(Sylvain Naud-QC-CAN. ibid.)

It is true that I have not been messing with the tedium of specifying SMG
as in Italy, an extra-territorial enclave attached to Vatican proper, thus
avoiding discussion like below. Take note, those who care to make the
distinxion.
(Glenn Hauser, editor, dxld May 21)

I don't agree, SMG TX center is a different country area like
VATICAN STATE instead, never Italy - yet - at least till the whole radio
installation will be scrapped in future...

Other examples are at present: Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar,
Ceuta, Mellila, Guantanamo, Stepanakert etc., Former Goa, Trieste, West-
Berlin, Hong Kong. etc.

Vatican State includes some areas, like SMG, Vatican City in downtown
Rome, as well as some additional areas, like Summer Holiday residence of
the Popes etc.

Although sited within Castel Gandolfo, the Summer Holiday residence is
afforded extraterritorial status as one of the properties of the Holy See
and is not under the jurisdiction of Castel Gandolfo or Italy.

All agreed by a contract with Italy by 1929 year. SMG erected in 1931
though.

<http://www.xklsv.org/viewwiki.php?title=Extraterritorial%20properties%20of%20the%20Holy%20See>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vatican_Radio>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castel_Gandolfo>
<http://beforeitsnews.com/blogging-citizen-journalism/2013/03/vatican-city-not-what-or-where-you-think-it-is-2446270.html>
<http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/601-bigger-than-you-think-the-vatican-and-its-annexes>

Santa Maria di Galeria Vatican Radio, set up in 1931 by broadcasting
pioneer Guglielmo Marconi and run by the Jesuit order, acquired a 400-
hectare (4 sq. km, 1.5 sq. mi) area 18 km (11 mi) north of Rome at Santa
Maria di Galeria for its transmitters. The Italian government granted the
site extraterritorial status in 1952. 73 wb, (dxld May 21)

VIETNAM   9839.850  Voice of Vietnam, San Toy site, in Indonesian at 1030
UT May 22, news by two male reader, on Pres. Aquino, Sindabad, S=9+5dB or
-68dBm. Scheduled 1030-1100 UT.

9839.850  Voice of Vietnam, San Toy site, in English at 1008 UT May 29,
news in English, S=8 or -78dBm. Scheduled 1000-1030 UT. Hit heavily by
adjacent RTM Sarawak FM from Kajang tx site, which latter is on air again
after recent repair action.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22 / 29)
 
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