WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1161 - 15 May 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ANGUILLA   6090 religious powerhouse is on air again May 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

ANGUILLA   6090  male voice prayer sermon on air, S=9+15dB or -56dBm,
annoying hum buzz of probably co-ch R Nigeria Kaduna now on 6089.855 kHz
today 0440 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

AUSTRALIA   GOODBYE, RADIO AUSTRALIA.
Radio Australia is the subject of another budget cut discussion. The
current government in Australia recommended scrapping Radio Australia.

More info here

<http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/axe-abc-australia-network-commission-of-audit-20140501-zr2n4.html>.
(Bill Harms-ML-USA, dxld May 2)

Big protests in Sydney to fight the chance of ABC cuts tomorrow (I guess
in other cities too). I will be there :)
(Mark Fahey, NSW, ibid.)

This report in The Age seems to be about the Australia Network, which is
ABC's international TV channel, it doesn't specifically mention Radio
Australia - or does RA come under the Australia Network's funding?
73s Dave Kenny, UK, ibid.) Yes

Tony Abbott and his Commission of Audit are bald faced shills for private
and corporate interests. Period. The Commission a hand- picked group
chosen by a Prime Minister seen as a right-wing extremist but elected due
to dysfunctional splits within the former Labour government produced a
report that recommends a litany of cuts in government spending and social
insurance that reads like a corporate libertarian's wet dream. No
justification is offered for this wholesale policy shift since the report
blithely assumes that the rationality of its ideological agenda is a
given. The Australia Network portion of the report is minuscule in
comparison to the other recommendations and yes Radio Australia is a part
of the Australia Network.

There may be good and valid reasons for a re-evaluation of the Australia
Network (including RA) actually that should read "another re-evaluation"
because there have been several already but none are offered in the report
because the government is ideologically opposed to public media. The
closure of the Australia Network is a long held objective of Rupert
Murdoch, however, which tells you all you need to know about the genesis
of this recommendation. Private media in Australia is so ownership-
concentrated that the ABC, the highly respected (as evidenced in poll
after poll) public broadcaster, offers virtually the only substantial
alternative voice within the Australia media structure. It's no wonder
that Murdoch and Abbott want to see it minimized if not altogether
destroyed.
(John Figliozzi-NY-USA, dxld May 7)

Well said, John. You're right, and as an Aussie I feel the same way.
(Ian Baxter-NSW-AUS, ibid.)

Radio Australia Future - Complain to the right people - write now. One
could always write/email the appropriate Federal Minister expressing your
interest in the continuation of Radio Australia.

The Australian federal government is releasing preliminary news of fiscal
tightening intentions before a firm budget is released in less than two
weeks time, mainly as a barometer of public/media reaction.

It would be in the interest of Radio Australia listeners to write to the
appropriate minister "NOW" that you listen to Radio Australia via
shortwave or the internet before any firm decisions are made by the
Liberal National Coalition (Federal Government) prior to the release of
the Federal budget

I'm not sure who that is but either responsibility for Radio Australia
either falls under the Minister for Communications ( Malcolm Turnbull) or
Minister for Foreign Affairs. Maybe it's the later in which case it's
Julie Bishop.

<http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/>
<http://foreignminister.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx>
(Ian Baxter-NSW-AUS, dxld May 4)

ABC BRACING FOR HUGE BUDGET CUTS

Spotted these two articles early UT Wednesday May 7:

<http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/abc-staff-warned-prepare-for-the-worst-20140506-zr5nx.html>

<http://www.news.com.au/national/bracing-for-pain-at-the-abc-staff-told-to-expect-savage-budget-cuts/story-fncynjr2-1226908089321>

Radio Australia not specifically mentioned, but there is speculation about
the Australia Network TV service.

Also includes email to ABC staff:
<http://images.theage.com.au/file/2014/05/06/5404654/Matt_Peacock_ABC_letter.pdf>

Guess we'll know more in a week.
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld May 7)

AUSTRIA   6155  ORF / ORS Moosbrunn, nx in German at 0501 UT, S=8 -81dBm,
low temperature of 3 to 12 cC temp, heavy rain and snowfall in Austria and
southern Tyrolia from 1000 m ASL level. 0500-0615 UT scheduled.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

BRAZIL   RNB is back on 6180.004 kHz again this morning on May 11 at
0610 UT, S=9+10 or -61dBm in NY-US remote SDR unit. // 11780.003 kHz S=9
or -70dBm.

And two BRA/CLM signals mixed on 6010v at 0630 UT on May 11,
little weaker 6010.063 and that stronger on 6010.137 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 11)

6180.005  RNA is back on air again in 49mb on May 14, S=9+15dB or -56dBm
at 0844 UT. // 11780 kHz in 25 mb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

BRAZIL   6180.005 RNA S=8, 0510 UT
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

CHINA   9410  Once again CNR 5th light pop mx program from Beijing #491
site (acc Nagoya Aoki list) has a TERRIBLE AUDIO SCRATCHY quality signal.

Sometimes 20 kHz wide, and also accompanied by some spurious signals in
lower side of the 31 meterband. Scheduled at 1000-1705 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

CHINA [GERMANY / OMAN]   15310  China mainland jamming of digital like
scratching DRM type, mainly used against English services of BBCWS, RA,
VOA and others, heard at 1355 UT on 15310 kHz.

17810  VEILED DIGITAL SCRATCHY JAMMING - not Firedrake jammer - BUT ALSO
against AWR Chinese sce from Nauen Germany on 17810 kHz at 1425 UT,
scheduled daily 13-15 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

COLOMBIA/BRAZIL   6009.958  HJDH.  Loud and clear identification "La Voz
de tu Conciencia, CLM, from Lomalinda Puerto Lleras, Meta" noted at
08.39:10 UT May 14, S=8-9 or 77dBm strength. The other peak on

6010.078 seemingly the ZYE521 Radio Inconfidencia from Belo Horizonte MG
much weaker in slot before 0900 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

CUBA   Cuban radio log May 15:
5025 R Rebelde, Sp, nx at 0400 UT, and also
5040 RHC Sp, both S=9+15dB -56dBm strength.

6000 RHC En at 0355 UT, Ed Newman host, S=9+25 -48dBm.
6060 RHC Sp at 0428 UT, S=9+20dB -52dBm,
     some hum buzz of co-ch SRDA Brazil.
6100 RHC En at 0510 UT, S=9+25dB -49dBm
6165 RHC En at 0440 UT, S=9+40dB -35dBm strongest signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

ECUADOR   6050  HCJB La Voz del Andes, Quito, unid lang and Sp, nice Latin
AM mx, at 0426 UT, S=8 or -80dBm signal into Alberta-CAN province.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

EGYPT   15535.088  Radio Cairo Arabic service to Sahel and Western Africa
registered at 13-16 UT from Abis site on odd frequency and totally
distorted audio, and spurious portion on lower side from 15521 to 15535
kHz, and also 8 kHz wide on upper side to 15543 kHz.

Heard at 1345 UT May 14. S=7 -87dBm sidelobe signal into southern
Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

ETHIOPIA   7236.923 ... 7236.993  Hefty wandering signal from Gedja Jawe
Ethiopia noted on May 12th and 13 again, 1530 UT, after break of some
weeks now. Very odd signal wandered approx. 70 Hertz up and down.
Scheduled broadcast at 0300-2100 UT, - I guess.

Radio Ethiopia, Voice of Democratic Alliance, and Voice of Peace &
Democracy scheduled here.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

No - it did almost always only broadcast in the past until 1800 or 1835v*
UT and there was certainly no break of several weeks recently - External
Service until 1800 and occasionally and Voice of Peace & Democracy or
Voice of Eritrea/Dimtsi Ertra afterwards. I do not remember any logs for
s/on at 0300 UT, I believe it does broadcast only on certain days in the
mornings from 0400 UT with Voice of Peace & Democracy.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld May 13)

7237.1v  Radio Ethiopia, Geja Jewa. A weak signal and sandwiched between
CRI 7235 and PBS 7240 kHz, and creating one almighty het with 7235 kHz.
Noted with a long local ballad and French at 1730 UT. Difficult listening
on April 10.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, May ARDXC ADXnews direct and via dxld)

Das hat Eike gemeldet, da gibt es  fuer
Sondersendungen aus Paris zur EU Wahl:

FRANCE   RFI/TDF registrations. Special transmissions on EU Parliament -
Election at May 25.

Today's HFCC update mostly consists of a 10-day special, starting today,
of Radio France Internationale. Why?
Cannes Festival: 14-25 May.
Euro parliament elections: 25 May.
Soccer/TourDeFrance: June/July.
So none of these. They used to transmit their Meteo at these hours.

Will they be on air at all? They registered a crazy amount of 11
transmitters for 4 frequencies, so it must be important or someone's
wishful thinking. Nothing found on rfi.fr, of course. Maybe someone can
check, I'll be at work.

These are the registrations:

1100-1130 UTC, 12 May - 22 May 2014, all ISS - Issoudun France site.

 9790  28/29 (Eastern Europe), 500 kW/85 deg
15300  18SE,19,20,28NE,29,30N,31NW (EaEUR into Siberia), 500 kW/60 deg
15300  37S,46 (West Africa), 500 kW/200 deg
15300  37,38W,46E,47 (NoCentral Africa), 500 kW/165 deg
17630  37S,46 (West Africa), 500 kW/185 deg
17630  4,8,9,80 (North America!), 500 kW/300 deg
17630  38,39,48 (ME/East Africa), 500 kW/120 deg
21690  52,47,38,37,46E (Ce Africa), 500 kW/150 deg
21690  11 (Ce America), 500 kW/270 deg
21690  12,13 (So America), 500 kW/240 deg
21690  40,41,42,29,30 (E Europe, We/Ce/So Asia), 500 kW/70 deg
(Eike Bierwirth-D, hcdx May 12)

On <http://hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A14&fmor=TDF>
it says "Elections Europeenne" for each of the registrations. I will try
and remember to check tomorrow morning when i'm in work via Twente SDR.

I found this page on the RFI website about the extra transmissions:

<http://www.rfi.fr/europe/20140509-elections-europeennes-campagnes-audiovisuelles-officielles/>

"The official campaign in France for the European elections begins Monday,
May 12 and ends Thursday, May 22 All candidates have a strict equality of
speaking time and antenna according to the rules laid down by the Higher
Audiovisual Council (CSA). In this context, RFI broadcasts campaign spots
of the various candidates shortwave from 11am to 11:30 UT (in kHz), from
May 12 to 17 inclusive and 19 to 22 May inclusive.

You will find below the frequencies depending on your region.

Eastern Europe: 15300 - Southern Europe: 9790
North Africa:   15300 - Central Africa: 21690
West Africa: Dakar to:        15300
West Africa: towards Abidjan: 17630
Eastern Africa - Middle East - Middle East:   17630
Central America: 21690       - South America: 21690
North America:   17630 - South East Asia - North India: 21620"

Translated by Google but it gets the gist of it. Sounds like what we in
the UK would call party political broadcasts, I assume for French living
abroad and registered to vote in the elections in France by postal vote.
(Steve Cooper-UK, dxld May 13)

FRANCE   Special broadcasts of Radio France Internationale shortwave for
the European elections. In this context, RFI broadcasts campaign spots of
the various candidates from May 12 to 17 and from May 19 to 22 as follows

1100-1130  9790 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to South Europe
1100-1130 15300 ISS 500 kW 060 deg to East Europe
1100-1130 15300 ISS 500 kW 165 deg to North Africa
1100-1130 15300 ISS 500 kW 200 deg to West Africa
1100-1130 17630 ISS 500 kW 120 deg to Middle East
1100-1130 17630 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to West Africa
1100-1130 17630 ISS 500 kW 300 deg to North America
1100-1130 21690 ISS 500 kW 070 deg to South Asia
1100-1130 21690 ISS 500 kW 150 deg to Central Africa
1100-1130 21690 ISS 500 kW 240 deg to South America
1100-1130 21690 ISS 500 kW 270 deg to Central America
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

FRANCE   5910  NHK Radio Japan in Japanese, 3-5 UT from TDF Issoudun
France relay site, S=9+10dB or -70dBm strength in remote unit on Alberta
Canada.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

FRANCE/GERMANY   15215  Annual Transmission from Radio Oeoemrang via MBR -
rather TDF Issoudun curtain array star installation - not ALLISS revolving
500 kW unit, on Febr 21, 2014.

15215  Radio Oeoemrang, ISS QSL 500 kW 300 Grad.

Heute langte die Radio Oeoemrang QSL Karte als PDF Datei ein.
Ein Foto aus TDF Issoudun Frankreich Sender-Zentrum,
ein Foto vom 'alten' 500 kW Antennenstern Senderhaus,
also keine Nutzung einer der 14 ALLISS drehbaren Antennen Schaetzchen
fuer diese Radio Oeoemrang Amerikasendung.

Vorher hatte die MBR Nauen Nutzungsankuendigung fuer Iritationen gefuehrt.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

Hallo Herr Bueschel,
Vielen Dank fuer Ihren freundlichen Empfangsbericht, den wir gerne auch an
Radio Oeoemrang weitergeleitet haben.

Anliegend erhalten Sie die gewuenschte QSL Karte als PDF Datei.

Wir wuerden uns freuen, wenn Sie auch in Zukunft Programmaussendungen
unserer Kunden auf Kurzwelle mit einem Empfangsbericht bestaetigen
wuerden;
den jeweils aktuellen Sendeplan der MEDIA BROADCAST Kunden koennen Sie aus
dem Internet unter dem in meiner Signaturzeile angegebenen Link
downloaden.

Freundliche Gruesse

Walter Brodowsky
Leiter Kurzwelle
Senior Expert Sales

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Erna-Scheffler-Strasse 1
51103 Koeln
Germany

t. +49 (0) 221 7101 - 5356
f. +49 (0) 6081 100 68 7127
m. +49 (0) 171 563 9738

<www.media-broadcast.com>
ENABLING MEDIA INNOVATION
Aufsichtsrat: Dr. Marcus Englert (Vorsitzender)
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Wolfgang Breuer (Vorsitzender), Bruno Maineult
Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Koeln HRB 81139, Sitz der Gesellschaft: Koeln

Please send your answer and reception reports to
<QSL-Shortwave @ media-broadcast.com>

You can find the active and most recent MEDIA BROADCAST (MBR) schedule at:
<http://www.media-broadcast.com/fileadmin/Downloads/Radio/A14_operational_300314_MBR.pdf>
("FMB QSL-Shortwave" <QSL-Shortwave@media-broadcast.com>  May 12)

GERMANY   15215  Annual Transmission from Radio Oeoemrang via MBR.

Friday 21 February 2014: Annual SW broadcast of Radio Oeoemrang from Amrum
Island, German North Frisian Islands.

Schedule in 2013 was 1600-1659 UTC on 15215 kHz via Media Broadcast in
Frisian dialect, German and English.

15215 Radio Oeoemrang single day operation on Febr 21,
16.00-16.58:06 UT TX off.

MBR Nauen site proper signal on 15215 kHz S=9+25dB like a North American
local station heard on NoAM target in NY and FL-USA remote SDR rx units.
(...)

In Europe heard a little co-channel signal of AWR KSDA Guam in English til
1630 UT, but only in southern Europe in Tessin and Italy Riviera.

Remote units in Manchester and Blackpool showed some S=8 signal out of
Nauen, which location is too short for 1st skip reception in Cumbria.

And in Stockholm Sweden nice S=9+20 signal, no QRM here at all.

All talks on Radio Oeoemrang program were translated also from German to
Frisian/Amrum dialect and English too. Talk at 1605 UT about theatre group
and Frisian lessons. Later also Firebrigade journey from Amrum island to
NY-USA. ... a lot of laughter ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 21)

MBR answered:
Many thanks for your kind email. We would like to confirm that Radio
Oeoemrang also will broadcast their annual transmission on 15215 kHz
by using the same time slot 1600-1659 UT as last year, on Friday,
February 21, 2014.

As always, reception reports are most welcome, send to:

<QSL-Shortwave @ media-broadcast.com>

Please take note of my new contacts:

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Erna-Scheffler-Strasse 1
51103 Koeln
Germany
URL <www.media-broadcast.com>
(Walter Brodowsky-D, Head of MBR Short-wave, Senior Expert Sales, via
Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 10)

GERMANY   Fernsehtip, Ostradio. (Roger) Ja, habe ich mir rein gezogen.
<http://www.mdr.de/mediathek/suche/video195952_zc-485c01ae_zs-d23ba9ff.html>

<http://www.saxonia-entertainment.de/non_fiction/dokus/produktion/show/eine-ostlegende-wird-50-das-jugendradio-dt64.html>

<http://dt64-festival.de/index.html>

Und im SWR TV gab es gestern auch den Bericht, endgueltiger Abzug der Ami
Armee aus Heidelberg nach 68 Jahren {Besatzung}. Darunter auch gut
10 Minuten ueber AFN Heidelberg und andere Musik/Kultur/Jazz Ereignisse
damit auch, Joy Fleming als 17 Jahre junges Maeaeddssche im
US Offiziers Club.

<http://swrmediathek.de/player.htm?show=54582870-d6c2-11e3-a3fe-0026b975f2e6>

Goodbye Heidelberg: die Amis gehen heim.
Geschichtsdokumentationen - 11.5.2014 - 20.15 Uhr - 43:34 min.
Heidelberg war die erste deutsche Stadt, in der die amerikanischen
Soldaten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ihre Quartiere aufbauten.
Aus Besatzern wurden bald Freunde. Nach fast 70 Jahren verlassen
sie die Stadt.

Der Ersatz im neu errichteten AFN Stuttgart Studio auf dem Burgholzhof
wurde jetzt mit einer most-modernen Studioeinrichtung versorgt,
laut einem Bericht in der Stuttgarter Zeitung.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

GERMANY   OM Michael Schmitz und sein Hobby, in der Rheinischen Post
Zeitung.

Hallo, im Moenchengladbacher Teil der RP-Online steht ein Beitrag ueber
unseren OM Michael Schmitz - Chefredakteur des ADDX KURIER magazine, und
sein Hobby.

<http://www.rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/moenchengladbach/buchholzer-hoert-sich-durch-die-ganze-welt-aid-1.4238876>
(Michael Wlochinski-D  DB9DX, A-DX May 14)

GREECE   9420 and 9935 kHz, both ERT rebells Avlis radio, only open
carrier on air, no audio feed from 13 UT, but also in Greek heard then
from 1410 UT. On 15630 kHz only Tashkent-UZB in Korean, two female talk.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

GREECE   NERIT / ERT radio and tv program heard in Germany.
Um 0522 UT May 13, NERIT (ehemahls ERT) GRC auf 9420 kHz mit O=4, auf
11645 kHz O=3, und auf 15630 kHz O=3-4.
(Heinrich Gudhardt-D, A-DX May 13)

Das ist nicht NERIT. Auf der Kurzwelle senden nach wie vor die ex-ERA
Mitarbeiter ihr Programm mit der alten IS & ID "Ellinki Radiophonia".
Zu erkennen auch an der angesagten Webseite  <www.ertopen.com>
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX May 13)

Danke Patrick, - wer versteht von uns schon richtiges Griechisch.

Schoen, dass zu den 385 Milliarden Euro Kredit fuer den Staat seit
6 Jahren nochmals Kredite der gierigen Hedge Fonds aus der letzten Woche
dazu kommen.

Die werden nun auch per Avlis verpulvert, und uns SWL Consumer freut's, -
ist doch was Positives, was solche EU Bruessel Wahlen alles hervor rufen.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

re exERT / NERIT
seit gestern wieder Start um 13 UT auf Kurzwelle 9420, 9935 und 15630 kHz.

Das meldete die DW Bonn:
<http://www.dw.de/schwerer-start-fuer-neuen-staatssender/a-17620104>

und heute 14. Mai um 0915 MESZ zog der DLF in einem Beitrag nach.
<http://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2014/05/14/dlf_20140514_0923_e15cd0ea.mp3>

EUROPA heute.
"Schmalspurprogramm -
Nach dem Start des neuen Staatssenders in Griechenland bleibt die
Skepsis."

das ist Jacke wie Hose, wirklich eine typische griechische Loesung.

Nix BBC Standard in NERIT TV und Radio. Alles wie seit Papadopolos in 1982
gehandhabt, Vetternwirtschaft, Beziehungen und politische Einflussnahme
und Einmischung allenthalben. Nur aus drohender Arbeitslosigkeit ist ein
Drittel der Belegschaft beim neuen NERIT untergekommen und macht wie immer
weiter, in einer Dekade werden dann wieder alle Vettern eingestellt und
die Einflussnahme der kommenden griechischen Regierungen geht weiter.

73 wolfgang
ps. also geniessen wir die schoene Musik auf Kurzwelle ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

GREECE   Surprisingly broadcasts of Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorasi (ERT)

May 13
from 1300  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1300  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1300 15630*AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek
* co-ch Radio Free Chosun in Korean via Palauig-Zambales

from 1500  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1500  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1500 15650 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAS Greek

May 14
from 0200  7475 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to NoAM Greek
from 0200  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to NoAM Greek
from 0200 15650 AVL 100 kW 226 deg to CeAM Greek

from 0500  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 0500 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek
from 0500 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek off around 0605 UT

from 0800  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 0800 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek
from 0800 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek is not air

from 1000  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1000 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek
from 1000 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek is not air

from 1200  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1200 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek
from 1200 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek is not air

from 1400  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1400  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1400 15650 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAS Greek is not air

Full summer A-14 schedule from Greece may found here.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

INDIA   AIR requesting reports. AIR is requesting listeners to send
reports
<http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Services/DigitalTransmission/Pages/simple.aspx>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

9470.972  Very odd signal of AIR National Channel in Hindi&English
via Aligarh site. Scheduled at 1320-0043 UT acc Eibi list.
Noted at 1620 UT on May 13, hit by powerful adjacent signal from
RA Shepparton, carrying religious Gregorian chorus of students.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

INDONESIA   9525.892  Odd frequency signal of VoIndonesia from Cimanggis
in Arabic, 16-17 UT, logged downunder in Australia at 1630 UT on May 13,
S=8 at -80dBm level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

4869.93v  RRI Wamena, at 1227-1255 UT on May 8. Another Thursday with the
English programming of Kang Guru Indonesia (KGI); heard Greg with his
Australian accent; almost unusable, but slowly improved. Nice to find RRI
still carries this.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 8)

KOREA REP of    6135, UNID KBS service. On May 8 at 1150 UT and subsequent
checking found only an open carrier from what must have been the KBS tx;
at 1312 UT N. Korea pulsating noise jamming for Shiokaze started; whereas
6015 kHz (KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1) had normal audio with the usual white
noise jamming.

Aoki Nagoya club list of May 13.
6135 Voice of Freedom 0800-2000 UT daily Korean 10 kW non-dir
Hwaseong-KOR location  VOF a14 from May 1-
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 8)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   5129.970  Footprint, S=6 -86dBm signal from Bishkek,
Radio Sedaye Zindagi in AFG/Dari program. Listened on Perseus SDR unit at
Uwe's location in Eastern Thailand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

LAOS   6129.988  Lao National Radio Vientiane noted at 1530 UT, scheduled
-1600 UT. S=9+20dB or -55dBm strength.  918 kHz MW replaced - and to be
moved soon from Vientian suburb to the wider countryside, - IS NOT YET ON
AIR again.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

MEXICO   6184.981  Radio Educacion Mexico City, very weak signal,
modulation hardly to understand on threshold level signal, 0457 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

MYANMAR   5985.791  Myanmar R Rangoon sehr schoen auf der oberen Flanke
bei 5985.791 kHz, S=9+15dB -59dBm Staerke, um 1625 UT May 8. English
Empire Slow Fox. Listened on Perseus SDR unit at Uwe's location in Eastern
Thailand.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

Und um 1550 UT auch auf 576 and 594 kHz mit R. Japan relais px in
Englisch.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, A-DX May 8)

5985.000  Myanmar Radio Rangoon heard properly loud and clear Friday May
9th on even frequency at 1500 UT, location SDR unit in eastern Thailand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency changes of Radio New Zealand International
in DRM mode

1551-1750 NF 5975 RAN 25kW 35deg Cook Isl/Samoa/Niue/Tonga,ex 7330
         //  9700 AM
1951-2050 NF15720 RAN 25kW 35deg Cook Isl/Samoa/Niue/Tonga,ex11690
         // 11725 AM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

NIGERIA/BRAZIL   Log: 6089.8 kHz Radio Kaduna / 6090.5 kHz unid.
Thanks Thorsten Hallmann heard Kaduna regional from Nigeria again
in northern Germany this May 12 afternoon.

Now also heard Kaduna-NIG, now in 2155-2210 UT range in southern Germany.
Was on air, logged here on 2nd Febr 2014 last time  !  on
Kaduna-NIG 6089.856 kHz.

Unid 6090.5 kHz - probably ETH ?

On May 9th:
6090     Antilles not on air May 9th,
         instead heard
6089.953 ABBA singer popular song at 0555 UT May 9. S=9 -74dBm.
         Probably Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, SP, instead.

Tonight at 2200 UT on UTC - May 12th
6089.854  NIG Kaduna
6089.953  BRA Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo, SP
6090.000  CHN CNR2 Bussiness Radio from Geermu bcast site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

NIGERIA  [and others in 49 mb]   6089.855  Radio Kaduna, Nigeria.
At 1820 UT only Kaduna lonely on 6089.855 kHz.

5950.000 VoTigray Revolution, Gedja Jawe, 1815 UT May 13, S=8 -75dBm,
         HoA music.
6029.986 R Oromiya, from Gedja Jawe in Oromo, S=8 -78dBm signal strength
6089.855 Radio Nigeria Kaduna in Hausa S=8-9, -75dBm at 1822 UT.
         HQ prayer, followed by talk in Hausa.
6100.000 IR Serbia via Bijeljina Bosnia, in Russian at S=9+45dB level
         at -30dBm powerhouse. At 1825 UT, political commentary,
         Serbian male pop mx singer.
6110.000 Radio Fana in Oromo via Gedja Jawe, 18-19 UT window on this
         channel, only ETH on air. S=8 -74dBm, HoA mx at 1827 UT.

and between on 6113.200 kHz looks like a carrier whistle
from probably Eritrean jammer?

6115.000 CONGO, Radio Congo in French annmt, til 1830 UT,
         but TX suddenly switched OFF earlier at 18.28:30 UT.
6129.870 TWR Manzini, Swaziland, um 1832 UT S=9+5dB -68dBm, chorus of
         Chokwe/Umbundu folks.
6155.000 RTI Radio Taiwan Internat, via Issoudun, English letterbox at
         1835 UT, S=9+30 -44dBm, underneath AIR Urdu service co-channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

PHILIPPINES   [to SARAWAK-MLA]  15460  Radio Free Sarawak, per Aoki Nagoya
list via Palauig-Zambales (Philippines) site, at 1153-1158 UT on May 8
with unusually good reception; certainly one of their better days; IDs
given occasionally.

15460  Radio Free Sarawak, per Aoki list still via Palauig-Zambales
(Philippines), at 1215-1230* UT on May 14. Better reception than
yesterday; ID and "special report" about "Human Rights Watch"
and "Philip Morris International"; off with ID and indigenous music.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 8/14)    see also:

[to SARAWAK Malaysia]  15460  on May 13 at 1215 UT, all talk by M,
Malayish-sounding, so presumably Iban, from R. Free Sarawak, which has
been trying several frequencies lately including this one, now settled,
ex-15420 kHz? Often not audible at all, but today declining from poor to
very poor by a bit of music before off at 1230* UT. Site presumably still
via RVA, Palauig, PHILIPPINES. Yes, Ron Howard heard it on 15460 kHz today
from 1056 UT: <https://app.box.com/s/i73ivmuhv8hl52aqt8co>

Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener reports:

"For the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders published a list of
profiles of "100 information heroes" for World Press Freedom Day (3 May).
Searching the list, I found four international broadcasters, two working
for established international stations, two working for programmes which
in DX circles are often labelled as clandestine.

PETER JOHN JABAN Known by the pseudonym of "Papa Orang Utan," Peter John
Jaban is the voice of Radio Free Sarawak, a London-based shortwave radio
station that broadcasts to local communities in the jungles of the
Malaysian province of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. A member of
Sarawak's Iban community, Jaban already defied the authorities by turning
his previous radio station into a forum for criticizing exploitation and
expropriation of the native population by the associates of Sarawak's
billionaire chief minister Taib Mahmud. Radio Free Sarawak has to operate
clandestinely in Sarawak, where the authorities regard it as "seditious,"
jamming its broadcasts and hacking its website in an attempt to prevent it
from spreading its "lies" and "poisoning the spirit of the people." Since
returning to Sarawak in 2012, Jaban has lived in constant fear of being
arrested but that doesn't stop him from commenting ironically: "I much
appreciate the honour of this recognition, not least because it may be
useful if I am arrested."

Taken from (Document in English)
<https://www.reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/fileadmin/pdf/ROG-Helden_der_Pressefreiheit_2014.pdf>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 13)

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia boss sacked; VoR itself to be liquidated.

"The head of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
dismissed the head of the "Voice of Russia" Andrei Bystritsky in
connection with the liquidation of the radio station. The corresponding
document was posted on the official portal of legal information." (14 May)

<http://jumifra.com/the-head-of-the-radio-station-voice-of-russia-dismissed-in-connection-with-liquidation-of-the-media/>
(Chris Greenway-UK, dxld May 15)

SAUDI ARABIA   15119.997  BSKSA Riyadh in Bengali at same time 14-15 UT.
No VoNigeria signal co-ch.

15434.994  Strong 100 Hertz BUZZ fence spoilt, visible of BSKSA Riyadh's
outlet, political talk of probably General 1st radio program, no HQ prayer
program at 1550 UT. Registered 1450-1800 UT. S=9+15dB or -56dBm in
southern Germany.

But spoilt also by two spurious signals each side.
Broadband buzzy scratchy signal 15415 to 15455 kHz, and smaller also -
two minor 3 kHz wide each side at 15404 and at 15461 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

SOUTH AFRICA   11790  Radio France International, via Meyerton-AFS. May
14, 2014 Wednesday. 0529-0539 UT. Already on at 0529 UT with talk in
French. RFI jingle at 0530 UT, then sounded like news in heavily French-
accented Swahili. Barely readable so I could be wrong about the Swahili,
but it certainly wasn't French, despite the accent. At 0538 UT id "Radio
France Internationale". Very poor, but if targeted to East Africa I am
well inside the skip zone, being a mere 25 miles north of Meyerton.
Jo'burg sunrise 0438 UT.

15255  Channel Africa, via Meyerton-AFS relay site. May 14, 2014
Wednesday. at 0607-0615 UT. Already on air with news in English about
South Sudan. At 0610 UT moved on to talk about African Union accusations
of bias at the International Criminal Court. That is, bias against Africa
and Africans. At 0614 UT, id "Africa Rise and Shine. It is 8.14 Central
African time. ... Coming to you from Channel Africa in Johannesburg South
Africa." Then the news continued. Good. Targeted to Central Africa (EiBi).
Jo'burg sunrise 0438.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxld May 14)

Re: Meyerton weirdness.
17880 BBC via Meyerton was already on air at 0650 UT tune in today, the
14th, on 17880 kHz. This one is scheduled at 0700-0730 UT, so perhaps it's
been put on early, as Meyerton is known to do, but the first time I've
noted an early start on this frequency. Lot's of news about the Nigerian
situation.
(Noel R. Green-UK, dxld May 14)

Why disaster ?
it's not unusual - the weirdness at Meyerton staff, is the regular
behaviour and I see and like the positive procedure.

I heard often a WARM-UP transmission from Meyerton, just before program
start at the hour. Often heard an interessant different piece of program
content.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

SOUTH AFRICA   Additional frequency of BBC World Service from May 5
0600-0700  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

SURINAME   4989.990  Radio Apintie, Suriname, just on very, very weak
threshold level at 0830 UT, S=4 -100dBm, even when switched OFF AGC by
hand,
couldn't understand mx or spoken content.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

SWAZILAND   4774.991  TWR Africa, German sce from Manzini-SWZ, weak S=6
signal into Alberta-CAN remote unit. Woman religious chorus, QRM CODAR
signal covered 4768-4845 kHz range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

TAIWAN  [to VIETNAM]   9564.916  RFI Paris in Vietnamese language,
scheduled
15-16 UT via Taipei-TWN site. Noted low modulated on sidelobe in
Queensland-AUS downunder, S=9+5dB or -70dBm strength. TX off 16.00:45 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

TAJIKISTAN   15612 kHz  Probably more outlet at 1430-1445 UT via Dushanbe,
Tibetan of Voice of Tibet, Dalai Lama often mentioned. NOT hit by CHN
jamming. S=8 -78dBm. Still heard at 1455 UT in progress.

But 2 kHz whistle interference of adjacent US WEWN signal 15610 kHz.

15612  Voice of Tibet still heard up to 1500 UT in progress.
TX CUT OFF - midst on male announcer speak at 15.00:45 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

Frequency change of CMN Cambodia Media Network Radio
2300-2330   9940 DB  200 kW 125 deg SoEaAS Khmer Sun/Tue/Thu till May 4
2300-2330 NF9945 DB  200 kW 125 deg SoEaAS Khmer Sun/Tue/Thu from May 6
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

UKRAINE   11980.086  A small 300 watt hobby station of the Ukrainian
technicians on FM&TV tower at Zaporizhia heard regularly, but with
different signal strength each day. Noted at 0620 UT on May 9th just above
threshold.

Dniprovska Khvylia Zaporizhia contained female voice announcing followed
by Russian? soft singer "You loub you" - "I love you", S=6 at -88dBm and
suffered heavily by adjacent RTA ISS HQ prayer on 11985 kHz even.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

UAE   9819.990  IBRA Radio in Tigrinya, 1630-1700 UT Suns-Weds via
Al Dhabbaya-UAE Babcock brokered, on Thurs-Sats in Amharic language.
S=8 -79dBm signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

15639.985 odd frequency signal of DWL Bonn in Dari language, 1330-1400
UT via Al Dhabbaya-UAE. 1330-1500 UT bcasts in Dari, Pashto, and Urdu to
Asia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

UNIDENTIFIED  OTHR broadband 9250 - 9310 kHz, at 1610 UT on May 13,
S=8 signal in Queensland AUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

UNIDENTIFIED/tent. EGYPT   9550  A station, playing Egyptian music, was
heard on 9550 kHz on March 5, 2014. It signed on at approximately 1027 UT
with 1 kHz test tone, followed by a long Arabic folk song at 1031 UT and
signed off at 1038 UT. The station is very similar to the one that the
Egyptian DX-er Tarek Zeidan heard a few months ago at 1116-1131 UT on 9400
kHz. You may find a video here.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

U.K.  15180  strong powerful Babcock Cello mx, antenna and TX test signal
from Woofferton-UK site, switched off at 1340 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

USA   I have no DRM gear at present, and have never actually heard a DRM
radio live (other than through recordings posted on websites). However, at
Voice of Hope, we would be very interested in deploying this technology as
soon as affordable stand-alone receivers become available. We currently
broadcast on 16m and 31m SW to Mexico, Central America, Cuba, the
Caribbean, and East Coast North America.

So, I'm a broadcaster, not a listener, although I would be one if I had
something to listen on! I'm hoping that by joining this group, we will
learn as soon as possible when Indian or Chinese receivers become
available in the North American market.
(Ray Robinson, Operations Manager, KVOH - Voice of Hope, Los Angeles
<http://www.kvoh.net>  April 16, drmna yg via dxld)

USA    5050  on UT Wednesday May 14 at 0116 UT, WWRB-1 is on the air
again, with Terry Blalock preacher, who seems to have cultivated
Tourette's Syndrome to make himself sound more assertive. 9370 kHz also on
with BS but unheard on 3185 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 14)

But instead heard from 0800 UT hour

5085.000  (5079.5 to 5090.5 kHz wideband signal) carrying WTWW English
sermon at 0820 UT May 14. S=9+20dB or -55dBm strength,
noted on remote units in NY and NJ.

4840.000  WWCR3 En political report on AFG war, Nigerian girls,
CIA personell influence in Africa, drones in Yemen and Sudan/Somalia,
at 0825 UT May 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

7505.20  on May 14 at 0118 UT, WRNO back on the air at full strength,
gospel rock, but somewhat undermodulated.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 14)

7505.219  Yes, a very weak peak visible on SDR screen at 0850 UT May 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

USA   7505.2  May 14 at 0538 UT, JBA carrier on the current off-frequency
of WRNO, presumably leaving the exciter on after the full-power broadcast
which did occur earlier after 0100, nominally only until 0400.
Wolfgang Bueschel replies: "7505.219, Yes, a very weak peak visible on
SDR screen at 0850 UT May 14"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 14)

Short log of this May 15 morning, noted at 0355 til 0510 UT slot:

USA 7505.248 very low power exciter of WRNO at 0448 UT, S=5 approx. -
88dBm.

4840 WWCR at 0411 UT, S=9+20dB or -53dBm

5109.762  WBCQ, En prayer sermon, at 0403 UT, May 15, audio signal only on
upper flank up to 5117.3 kHz. S=9 at -70dBm strength.

5810 WEWN Spanish sermon at 0412 UT, S=9+20dB or -64dBm

5829.982  WTWW En sermon at 0413 UT, broadband signal in 5824 to 5836 kHz
range, S=9+15dB or -60dBm.

5850 WRMI Okeechobee FL, True News program in En, host Max McClaim(?),
Bible reading, at 0415 UT S=9+20dB or -52dBm strength.

5890 Overcomer program via Nashville, address given on program at SC,
6 Hertz less on channel, S=9+15dB or -58dBm.

5935  WWCR En, female pastor sermon, heard phone number given,
also Saxophone music, wide signal in 5928 to 5941 kHz range,
S=9+30dB or -51dBm.

5965 NHK Radio Japan in Spanish via Okeechobee FL relay site, featured
Chinese and Japanese music of previous centuries, S=9+10dB or -64dBm
strength at 0423 UT.

6175 VoVTN, via WHRI#6 Cypress Creek Furman SC, S=9+10 -70dBm at 0455 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

USA   Frequency change of World Wide Christian Radio, WWCR-1 from May 19

0900-1000 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English,         ex15825
1000-1030 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Russian Sat,     ex15825
1000-1030 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sun-Fri, ex15825
1030-1115 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English,         ex15825
1115-1145 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Ara/Rus Mon-Fri, ex15825
1115-1145 NF15795 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun, ex15825
1145-1200 NF15795*WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English,         ex15825
1200-2100   15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2100-2200   15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR Spanish Mon-Fri
2100-2200   15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
2200-0100    6115 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to NoAM English
0100-0900    3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to NoAM English

* from 1145 same frequency DRM broadcast of All India Radio in Chinese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

USA   Updated summer A-14 schedule of WTWW We Transmit World Wide
effective from May 11.
All times are moved according to registration in HFCC Database

WTWW-1
0200-1400  5830 TWW 100 kW 050 deg to EaNoAM English, ex0000-1300
1400-0200  9475 TWW 100 kW 050 deg to EaNoAM English, ex1300-2400
5830 is off the air at 0720 UT and 9475 is the air at 1515UT May 14

WTWW-2
0200-1400  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English, ex0000-1300
1400-0200  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English, ex1300-2400
5085 is the air at 0720 UT; no signal 9930 at 1400/1500/1600UT May 14

WTWW-3
1400-0600 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM English, Brother Stair
12105 is off the air at 0548UT May 14; at 0613UT May 13; 0703UT May 12

WTWW-3 cancelled all transmissions in various languages as scheduled
1300-1400 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Russian
1400-2000 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Arabic
2000-2300 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM French
2300-0200 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Spanish
0200-0400 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Portuguese
0400-0500 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Portuguese, very irregular
0500-0800 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Yoruba,     very irregular
0800-1100 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Chinese,    very irregular
1100-1300 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to EaNoAM Russian,    very irregular
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

Updated summer A-14 schedule of WBCQ The Planet. Changes include
extended schedule of 5110vCUSB and very limited schedule 9330 CUSB

0000-0200  5110vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Sun/Mon
0200-0400  5110vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Daily
0400-0500  5110vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Tue-Sat
0000-0100  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun
0000-0300  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM En Mon-Sat Brother Stair
0200-0300  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun
0300-0400  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Daily
0400-0500  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun
0000-0200  9330 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Daily
0200-0500  9330 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Mon
1400-1700 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM En CUSB Sat Brother Stair
1700-2100 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Daily
1900-2000  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Tue
2000-2100  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Mon-Fri
2100-2130  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun/Mon/Fri
2100-2130  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM Spanish Tue-Thu
2130-2300  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Sun-Fri
2300-2400  7490vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English Daily
2200-2300  9330 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Mon-Fri
2300-2400  9330 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Daily
2300-2400  5110vBCQ 050 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB Sat/Sun
5110v=5109.8
7490v=7489.8

Updated summer A-14 schedule of WINB effective May 4

1130-1400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1400-1615  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
1615-2045  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2045-2100  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Eng/Spa Mon-Fri
2045-2100  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
2100-2230  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2230-2300  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Spanish Mon
2230-2300  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sun
2300-2400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
0000-0200  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
0200-0230  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sun

Wrong (winter) UT times  <http://www.winb.com>   Sched.by Time
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

UZBEKISTAN   7530  Voice of Martyrs from Tashkent UZB here bcast 1600-1730
UT, mixed music and talk program in Korean language. Fair S=7 or -83dBm
signal strength, fluttery signal, heard downunder in Australia on remote
SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

Frequency change of Voice of Martyrs from May 6
1600-1730 NF7530 TAC 100kW 65deg to KRE Korean, ex7505 // hx 15060
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

VANUATU   7259.967  English program of Radio Vanuatu, VST Port Vila, heard
like speech to the crowd interspersed by local south sea music, around
0930 UT May 6th, weak S=5-6 at -91dBm strength in remote SDR unit
downunder in Australia.

NOT // 3945 kHz, but heard instead 3945.000 kHz R Nikkei2 S=4 in Australia
at -92dBm, // latter much stronger 6115 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 6)

VATICAN STATE   1530  Vatican Radio mediumwave on SMG Santa Maria di
Galeria. Some local report say that yesterday was knocked down the big
mediuw wave antenna (directional...4 towers) of Vatican Radio in Santa
Maria di Galeria, this one:

<http://www.waniewski.de/MW/Vatikan/vatican_mw_1en.htm>

I hope to find some photos soon
(Andrea Borgnino-ITA  IW0HK, SW TXsite May 9)

VIETNAM   7210.000  Voice of Vietnam 1st domestic px from
'Daclac/Dak Lak - Buon Me Thuot' site scheduled 2145-1700 UT, S=9+25dB
or -47dBm heard on remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand.

But also the Dak Lak station produced two wider spurious signals of 4 kHz
wide each, on 7196.300 and 7223.700 kHz. S=9+10dB or -66dBm.

And two smaller spurs on 7182.700 and 7237.200 kHz too.

2 mast array 60 mb
<http://binged.it/1jIonN6>
12 38 39.43 N  108 01 14.01 E

2 mast array 49/41 mb
<http://binged.it/1hCztiH>
12 38 30.35 N  108 01 07.44 E

VTN__Dak Lak, Buon Me Thuot MW 819 kHz,
inactive 690/1090 kHz,
registered SW 4800/6020/7210 kHz, 20 kW.

7284.970  VoVTN 'Hanoi Me Tri' site, scheduled Thai til 1600 UT,
was still on air with carrier at 1615 UT May 9th.
S=9+35dB or - 38dBm strength in eastern Thailand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

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I've got to admit up front that I don't have a strong interest in this
part of the hobby. HOWEVER, Gayle Van Horn makes it easy to determine what
one can hear on the short wave bands during a particular time period (in
UTC time sorted format). I also like the internet reference available, so
that one can listen to programs via the internet even if its' not possible
via the shortwave radio.

NJ Shortwave listener hears International Frequencies with new guide help
by Stanley E Rozewski, Jr.

This e-book is complete and accurate in presenting a low cost SW frequency
guide and important must read topics for the new or experienced user. I
liked the easy reading format, and understandable frequency guide. I will
order the second edition next year.

This is my go-to-first reference by Mary C Larson

When I turn on the shortwave receiver and want to find out what's on and
where to look, Van Horn's handy frequency guide is a smart place to begin.
The format is not unlike the one Monitoring Times (R.I.P.) used each
month. Presumably, updated ISBGs will be published twice per year, but you
can check for the updates on her blog, (mt-shortwave.blogspot.com).

Good value by DrP

This is an excellent well-written book that is very affordable when
compared to encyclopedic guides, e.g., the WRTH. Much the same information
is included. The first part is a nice introduction to SW listening pitched
to the beginner. Included is an informative section on purchasing a radio
spanning low-end <$100 models up through the most advanced transceivers.
The bulk of the book contains a list of world-wide SW broadcasters,
organized by frequency band. This makes it ideal for browsing one band at
a time, but much less so if you want to search for broadcasts from a
particular country.

I like this one by Charles

I have only had a brief chance to scan through this book. From what I have
seen of it I will enjoy getting in to it.

Frequency updates between editions will be posted on her Shortwave Central
blog at:
<http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>

And, the good news is that you do not even need to own a Kindle reader to
read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with
Amazon's free reading apps.

There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader,
Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry);
computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad,
Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all of the Kindle family of
readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to
buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details
on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at
<www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771>

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide Summer 2014 edition is now
available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at
<http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K6YKNFM>

The price for this latest edition is still US$4.99. Since this book is
being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom,
Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and
Australia can order this e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing
these countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com
website.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby
books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs -
The Military Monitoring Post <http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/>
The Btown Monitor Post       <http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/>
and The Shortwave Central    <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

You can view the complete Teak Publishing book catalog online at
<http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
Click on the Teak Publishing radio hobby e-book link at the top of the
blog page.

You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon
at
<http://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Van-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/>

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to
shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign
language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more interested in
listening to a global view of news and events as they happen.

If you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts, and
want to hear what is happening outside the ham bands on that transceiver
or portable shortwave radio in your shack, then this new e-book from Teak
Publishing is a must in your radio reference library.

Editor's Note: We have attached a Word file with the cover photo of this
new eBook. If you need it in any format please contact us.

(Gayle Van Horn-USA  W4GVH
International Shortwave Broadcast Guide-e Pub / Amazon Kindle
QSLing the World Kindle Book <http://amzn.com/B0083M2O4W>
Shortwave Central Blog       <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
Twitter: <@QSLRptMT>
(via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

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adxb-DL Fussball-WM 2014 Kontest

Die Assoziation junger DXer e.V. (adxb-DL), ein Verein fuer
Kurzwellenhoerer, richtet aus Anlass der Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft 2014
in Brasilien vom 12. Juni bis 13. Juli 2014 einen Kontest aus. Jeder
Kurzwellenhoerer ist eingeladen, daran teilzunehmen. Eine Mitgliedschaft
in einem Kurzwellenhoererverein ist nicht erforderlich.

Zu hoeren ist jeweils eine Rundfunkstation aus den 32 an der WM
teilnehmenden Laendern. Dabei sind alle Frequenzbereiche von Langwelle,
Mittelwelle und Kurzwelle zugelassen. Piraten-, Untergrund- und Utility-
Sender werden nicht gewertet. Ebenso ausgeschlossen sind Sendungen via
Internet-Streaming. Programmdetails sollen fuer einen Empfang von
mindestens 10 Minuten niedergeschrieben werden.

Der Senderstandort muss sich innerhalb des Staatsgebietes des zu wertenden
Landes befinden. Der Empfang von Relaisausstrahlungen ist erlaubt, zaehlt
aber fuer das Land, wo sich die Sendeanlage befindet. Das bedeutet also,
dass zum Beispiel KBS World aus Skelton, England, nicht fuer Sued-Korea,
sondern fuer England zaehlt.

Sollte der Empfang eines oder mehrerer Laender nicht gelingen, koennen Sie
ersatzweise zwei Joker einsetzen:

1. AGDX-Sendung via Radio HCJB am 28.06.2014

2. Empfang der Sonderstation zur Fussball-WM ZY2+14WC waehrend des
Kontestzeitraumes

Jeder Teilnehmer erhaelt eine Urkunde mit seiner Platzierung und
Gesamtpunkte. Der Bestplatzierte gewinnt das Buch "Sender & Frequenzen
2015" zum Erscheinungsdatum Ende 2014, der Zweitplatzierte erhaelt das
"Vademecum fuer Kurzwellenhoerer" als Reprint auf CD (herausgegeben von
der ADDX). Fuer den Drittplatzierten gibt es ein adxb-DL T-Shirt der
Groesse XL.

Die Teilnehmergebuehr betraegt 3 Euro (in gueltigen, ungestempelten
Briefmarken der Deutschen Post) oder 3 gueltige IRC.

Die Kontestunterlagen koennen Sie entweder ueber die Webseite
<www.adxb-dl.de>
im Microsoft Word oder PDF-Format downloaden. Oder Sie fordern die
Unterlagen per Brief und 0,60 Euro Rueckporto in Briefmarken an bei

adxb-DL, c/o Thomas Schubaur
Neufnachstr. 30
86850 Fischach, Deutschland

Bitte die Kontestunterlagen samt Teilnehmergebuehr und Bestaetigung Ihrer
Empfaenge per Unterschrift bis spaetestens 31. Juli 2014 (Datum des
Poststempels) an die adxb-DL schicken.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme.

(73 Thomas Schubaur, adxb-DL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 7)

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Professioneller Kurzwellenfunk.

Eine Neuerscheinung aus dem Hause vth ist heute als Rezensionsexemplar des
Verlags bei mir eingetroffen. In dem 350 Seiten starken Werk beschaeftigt
sich der Autor Nils Schiffhauer mit dem Monitoring von Seefunk, Flugfunk
und  vielen anderen Funkdiensten. Dabei soll sich sich die ueberwiegende
Mehrheit mit einem Empfaenger unter 500 Euro sowie kostenloser Software
empfangen und decodieren lassen. Nach der ersten Durchsicht des
detailreich bebilderten wie auch stellenweise richtig spannend
geschriebenen Werks fuer SDR-Nutzer laesst sich hier vorab schon mal
sagen: es kommt Freude auf - und viel Zeitmangel kann entstehen, will man
die vorgestellten Empfangsmoeglichkeiten in Realo testen. In Nils' Werk
steckt daher eine Menge an Arbeit, sowohl fuer den Autor als auch fuer den
Leser, der mal in den Utility-Bereich reinschnuppern will.

Wenn ich mich recht entsinne war dieses Werk das angekuendigt letzte in
seiner Trilogie zur Kurzwelle. Obgleich ich "Amateurfunk heute" (2013)
noch nicht gelesen habe, ist meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach aber
zusammen mit "Kurzwellenempfang heute" (2012) und der neuen Ausgabe
"Professioneller Kurzwellenfunk" ein 3-teiliges sehr umfassendes wie
aktuelles Kompendium fuer Dxer entstanden, das die digitale Empfangswelt
fuer den Laien einfach (be)greifbarer macht und dabei Lust auf viel Neues
erzeugen kann.

Wem die gehaltvollen Beitraege von Nils in der Liste fehlen kann jetzt
wieder aufatmen.

Schiffhauer, Nils
Professioneller Kurzwellenfunk
Monitoring von Seefunk, Flugfunk und vielen anderen Funkdiensten
(vth) ISBN: 978-3-88180-892-7
Paperback ca. 352 S. - 23,0 x 16,5 cm
(Willi Westrupp-D, A-DX May 13)

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Log 0500-0630 UT  May 9th slot this UT morning, like CAN/USA nighttime.
All remote SDR unit log of Alberta-Canada location.

4774.990 UNID carrier noted around 0505 UT May 9,
         probably R Congonhas MG BRA
         but a lot of CODAR shrap, shrap tone noted ahead.
4885.020 Rádio Clube do Pará, Belém PA, S=6 -88dBm,
         talks in Port mentioned Bahia Brazil.
4914.914 Probably Rádio Difusora Macapá, AP, S=6 poor, -88dBm.
4974.994 UNID Portuguese, S=5 -94dBm poor on threshold level.
         Probably Rádio Iguatemi Osasco SP, at 0521 UT May 9.
5025     R Rebelde, CUB, S=9+15 -56dBm, slow fox like mx, at 0523 UT
5040     RHC En sports nx, same signal strength like 5025 kHz bcast.
5085     WTWW En male sermon prayer, "Hallelujah, Hallelujah"
         S=9+15dB -57dBm strength. Broadband 5075.5 to 5095.5 kHz.
5830     WTWW px, on homosexuals life, bad way on Bible college staff in
         Colorado-USA, at 0528 UT May 9.
5850     WRMI Missionary report, female announcer, S=9+30dB -46dBm
5855     Cuban origin Spy Numbers in Spanish at 0530 UT, S=9+20dB -53dBm
5875     BBCWS ASC, S=8  -80dBm
5890     WWCR Brother Stair program, S=9+15dB -57dBm, 5884.5-5895.5 kHz.
5910.073 Alcaravan Radio CLM, Spanish nice Latin AM mx, S=7-8 -82dBm
5935     WWCR2 female sermon prayer, S=9+20 -54dBm
5939.806 Rádio Voz Missionária, Camboriú, SC, Port., weak S=6 -88dBm
5970.010 ZYE523 Rádio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, MG BRA, present audio
         modulation, fine signal, S=7  -85dBm.
5980.006 UNID, Marti and jamming not on air, UNID at this hour, RChaski?
6000     RHC in En, S=9+20 -50dBm.
6005     BBCWS En from ASC, S=8-9

Two UNID on 6010v,
and approx. 100 Hertz hum buzz hit each other.
6009.957 UNID carrier at 0550 UT, 6009.950 at 1030 UT.
         Probably La Voz de tu Conciencia Lomalinda, Puerto Lleras, Meta,
         CLM - see also exact reception under Colombia/Brazil.
6010.059 S=6 -88dBm  very nice Latin American mx of
         BRA? ZYE521 Rádio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG.

6030     R Marti / CUB jamming S=9+10 -66dBm at 0552 UT.
6060     RHC En, S=9+20 -54dBm report on Cuban culture exhibition in US
6080.040 BRA stn, probably ZYE726 Rádio Marumby, Curitiba, PR weak
         on threshold level. Male Portuguese annc.
6090     Antilles not on air May 9th, instead heard
6089.953 ABBA singer popular song at 0555 UT May 9. S=9 -74dBm. Probably
         R Bandeirantes, São Paulo, SP, or Nigerian R Kaduna instead.
6100     RHC En, S=9+25 -45dBm.
6119.873 ZYE726  SRDA Super R Deus e Amor, Curitiba PR, BRA  weak
6135     BBC Hausa ASC bcast, buzzy hum audio, S=9+10 -65dBm
6159.976 CKZU Vancouver isl. S=9+15 -63dBm in Alberta, 0558 UT May 9
6165     RHC En, piano mx at 0559 UT, S=9+20 -56dBm

7365     WHRI En prayer + Cuban jammer underneath on air.
         scheduled 06-10 UT, heard 0612 UT S=9+15 -56dBm.
7455     WRMI English, call-in by phone on "kids matter...", S=9+45dB
         tremendous signal into Alberta provice location. But hit
         of adjacent RTTY signal S=8 on peaks 7454.57 and 7455.43 kHz
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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