WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1166 19 June 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

ASCENSION ISL   The BBC today issued the following statement regarding
disruption to BBC SW services to West and Central Africa.

During the morning of Wednesday 11 June, the BBC shortwave broadcasts in
English, French and Hausa to West and Central Africa were affected by
problems with the electrical power supply at the transmitter station on
Ascension Island. The power was lost at 00:40 UT, and some services were
moved to other transmitter sites that regrettably cannot offer the same
quality of service.

Broadcasts on a few frequencies could not be transmitted at all between
05:30 and 06:30 UT. Since then, the BBC has been able to restore some
services so that they are again being broadcast from Ascension. These will
continue to be broadcast through the weekend, and the BBC plans to re-
instate the full service on the afternoon of Monday 16 June. We very much
regret the loss of service to the audience caused by this major fault.
{they use both wind and diesel there. Glenn Hauser}
(Press release from the BBC WS, via dxld June 13)

ASCENSION ISL/UAE/UK   BBC winter solstice broadcast to British Antarctic

BAS - June Christmas broadcast

I don't have anything new to report about this so far. I sent the PR
fellow in the Survey a very detailed message around 10 days ago, e.g. with
samples of QSLs as attachments, and with plenty of email addresses for DX
clubs that could spread the word if he gave them a word to spread, but he
didn't reply. I thought that was rather odd.

I had the impression too when I talked to him that he wasn't fully tuned
in to what this was all about, and that it might take quite an effort to
tune him in. Well, let's hope for a last-minute miracle.

Last year they ran a test a week earlier on 5 frequencies. The broadcast
on June 21 was on 3 of those frequencies. I'm guessing they will do the
same this year: test a week before. I have an inquiry out to get the
schedule, but I suspect it's a bit early for them to have it worked out.
(Dan, DXplorer June 17)

The broadcast will occur June 21 at 2130-2200 UT on
7350 Ascension  207 degrees
9890 Woofferton 182 degrees
5965 Dhabayya   203 degrees

I am told tests for the broadcast will be conducted
June 14 at 2130-2145 UT

5905  Kranji     185 degr
5965  Dhabayya   203 degr
7350  Ascension  207 degr
9535  Ascension  207 degr
9890  Woofferton 182 degr

and another version of June 18 test
"I'm told there will be a test today, June 18, at 2130-2145 UT as follows:
7350  Ascension  207 degr
5875  Woofferton 184 degr
9890  Woofferton 182 degr
5985  Dhabayya   203 degr

The three best frequencies will be used for the broadcast June 21
at 2130-2200 UT."
(Dan Ferguson-USA  K4VOA, DXplorer June 14/18/21)

At 2100-2130 UT in Stuttgart Germany,  b e f o r e  test periode:

"I'm told there will be a test today, June 18, at 2130-2145 UT as follows"

7350  Ascension  207 degr, CRI Kashgar Italian bcast on 7345 kHz,
                           but sign-off at 2127 UT
5875  Woofferton 184 degr, digital military Stanag ? 5871.1 - 5874.3 kHz
9890  Woofferton 182 degr, VOA Sao Tome French til 2130 UT 9885 kHz,
                           R Cairo 9895, spurious 9890.8 to 9899.5 kHz
                           RTTY UTE signal on 9884.125 kHz
5985  Dhabayya   203 degr, totally empty channels 5980/5985/5990 kHz.

BBC Antarctic Mid-Winter broadcast real TEST on 18 June at 2130-2145 UT

7350  Ascension  207 degr, S=9+20dB -50dBm
                           wideband signal 7344.7 - 7354.3 kHz from ASC.
                           QRM CNR Beijing on 7345 kHz adjacent channel.

5875  Woofferton 184 degr, s-on 21.30:12 UT, broadband 5869.8-5880.3 kHz
                           S=9+35dB -40dBm
                           UTE digital 5872.5 kHz,
                           digital military Stanag ? 5871.1 - 5874.3 kHz

9890  Woofferton 182 degr, suddenly s-off at 2137 came not on air again.
                           S=9+20dB -48dBm
                           VOA Sao Tome French til 2130 UT 9885 kHz,
                           R Cairo 9895, spurious 9890.8 to 9899.5 kHz
                           RTTY UTE signal on 9884.125 kHz
                           Very bad frequency selection,
                           better empty channels are 9735, 9765, 9840,
                           9855, 9860, 9865, 9925, 9930 kHz.

5985  Dhabayya   203 degr, S=9+5dB in Germany, sidelobe
                           totally empty channels 5980/5985/5990 kHz.
                           played pause annmt loop 2145-2147 UT.
                           s-off 21.47:26 UT
                           QRM S=7, 2 kHz whistle tone interference of
                           5983 kHz spurious of VOV1 Hanoi Me Tri site
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

BBC Antarctic Mid-Winter broadcast 21 June 2014.

BBCWS have confirmed the annual mid-winter broadcast to British Antarctic
Survey bases in Antarctica is taking place on Saturday, but that shortwave
frequencies are yet to be confirmed according to this email received this
morning (18 June):

"Dear Mr Pennington
Thank you for your email with regrets for a slightly belated reply. The
BBC Mid Winter Antarctica broadcast will go ahead this year as previously.
The date of the broadcast is 21 June 2014 at 2130 UT.

However, we have still not determined the frequencies of the broadcast.
We'll let you know what they are as they are.
I regret not being in a position to give you 'complete' details...

All best,
Dejan Calovski
Audience Relations
BBC World Service"
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK June 18)

BBCWS "Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast".

Am Samstag, den 21. Juni 2014, uebertraegt der BBC World Service von 2130
bis 2200 UT sein diesjaehriges "Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast" auf 5875
kHz (Woofferton, UK), 5985 kHz (Dhabayya, VAE), 7350 kHz (Ascension Isl.)
und/oder 9890 kHz (Woofferton, UK).

Das Programm, das nur einmal im Jahr zur Mittsommerwende am 21. Juni
ausgestrahlt wird, beinhaltet vor allem Grussbotschaften von Angehoerigen
an die Ueberwinterungsteams der britischen Forschungsstationen in der

Im vergangenen Jahr hatte die Sendung offiziell ein 41-koepfiges
Zielpublikum, das sich auf die Forschungsstationen des British Antarctic
Survey (BAS) auf Suedgeorgien, Bird Island, der Antarktischen Halbinsel
sowie dem Brunt-Schelfeis verteilte.

Laut Dan Ferguson, K4VOA (Kurzwellenhoerer-Liste "DXplorer") werden von
den genannten Frequenzen nur die drei mit der im Zielgebiet besten
Empfangsqualitaet zum Einsatz kommen.

Quellen: BBC, K4VOA, FA
(73 Tom DF5JL, A-DX June 19)

AUSTRALIA   11594.992  HCJB's Hindi service via Kununurra-AUS center, ID
and phone number given in India at 1253 UT on June 13, S=9+10dB at -65dBm
signal strength at Nara-JPN remote SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

BOLIVIA   6155.143  Probably R Fides La Paz Bolivia heard already at 0835
UT June 18, noted on remote SDR posts in Australia, Tokyo-JPN; as well as
in FL and NY-USA receiving units.

Adjacent KBS Japanese sce 6155.0 kHz stronger in Japan at same 08-09 UT
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

BOLIVIA   4716.64  approx., on June 16 at 0103 UT, R. Yura with better
signal than usual in music. The DX-398 on the porch pulls it better than
the PL-880, but I'm using a longer antenna too on the '398. USB mode
improves readability. 0129 UT with nice Andean music; 0133 UT some
yelling; 0134 DJ in Spanish with timecheck, more music; 0135 more DJ,
seems a bit overmodulated on mike, mixing with song by YL; 0136 UT
mentions "hasta las 10 de la noche". Retune at 0200 UT, sign-off ID
including frequency starting with "47" but can't tell if announcing "17"
after that. 0201 UT a bit of music and modulation stops, but carrier stays
on past 0205 UT. Had been QRM free but now some lite 2-way mixing in.

6134.8, on June 16 at 0105 UT, R. Santa Cruz about the best I've heard
them, rating a good signal, pop music with only lite het from Aparecida.
Recheck 0200 UT, music playing right thru ToH, 0203 UT "Radio Santa Cruz"
ID and more music. Probably to sign off a few minutes later.

This was a VG Bolivian night; see also R. Yura. However, no signal at 0129
UT from 5952.4kHz R. Pio Doce nor from 6155+ kHz, R. Fides, apparently
already off by 0100 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 16)

BRAZIL   9629.970  ZYE954 Rádio Aparecida, SP, logged with like Portuguese
Fado music singer, S=6-7 poor at -89dBm level at 0855 UT June 14.
// 11854.841 kHz.

9565.075  ZYE727 SRDA noted as usual with Brazilian Port. sermon, very
poor S=4-5 at 0900 UT June 14. // 11764.725 kHz at 0955 UT on June 14.

9818.727  Very odd frequency as usual by ZYR90 Rádio Nove de Julho, Rádio
Catolica, from São Paulo, SP, poor S=4-5 signal, church chimes heard at
0905 UT June 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

CHILE   12365 kHz USB mode, Radio Cooperativa 2110 UT.
Widely heard here in Europe during football WORLD CUP Brazil 2014 live

Das Relay von Radio Cooperativa aus Chile war um 2110 UT auf 12365 kHz USB
mit Vorberichten zum WM-Spiel CHL-AUS zu hoeren. Allerdings wurde um 2124
UTC abgeschaltet.

VMC 2130 UT. Um 2130 UTC war dann VMC Charleville aus Australien mit einem
Seewetterbericht auf 12365 kHz zu hoeren.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX June 14)

CHINA   11910.0  REE Madrid's Spanish service from 500 kW powerhouse unit
at Beijing-CHN relay site towards the Philippines target heard also on
Nara-JPN remote post unit. Scheduled 12-14 UT. S=9+15dB or -60dBm sidelobe
signal heard at 1245 UT on June 13. Report on Iranian muslim revolution
fall of the Shah in 1978-1979 era.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

CHINA/PHILIPPINES   12150  Usual white noise scratching jamming of CHN
govt against VOA Tinang-PHL 12-13 UT outlet slot. Heard in English
language at 1225 UT on June 13, news item comment on present Northern Iraq
public muslim war of Sunnis terrorist fraction. Comments of republican
'falcon' senator McCaine and pres Obama comments on former pres Bush's
family war against sunni Arabes pres Hussein ... in past decades.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

COLOMBIA   Rafael Rodriguez R. aus Kolumbien uebermittelt eine schoene
Liste der in Bogota aktiven Mittelwellensender:

 690 HJCZ W RADIO  en // 99.9 MHz
 770 HJJX RCN  en // 93.9 MHz
 810 HJCY CARACOL en // 100.9 MHz
1340 HJFB AMOR ESTEREO  en // 96.3 MHz
1520 HJLI LIBERTAD 15-20
1550 HJZI G12. RADIO
1580 HJQT CANDELA ESTEREO en // 101.9 MHz
(via ListaConDig; Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM A-DX June 15)

CONGO DR   5066.370  R. Tele Candip hrd June 14 from Perseus site in
Sydney AUS well beyond nominal 1905* UT - Long talk by man from before
1900 UT to about 1948 UT (language unk). Although not sure, this could
have been World Cup coverage/commentary, based on the ancrs style of
speech. Local highlife music at 1948 UT until carrier off suddenly in mid-
song at 2016:10 UT. This is not a short path length - 8,030 mi! SINPO 2-
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 5)

CONGO DR   5066.371  R. Tele Candip hrd June 18 from Perseus site in
Australia tiny signal at 1734 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

CUBA/ARGENTINA   15230, 15340, 17580, and 17730 kHz  all nice clear
signals of RHC La Habana in Spanish, noted across the Pacific path into
Nara-JPN remote unit, at 1314 UT on June 13. Developments report on Cuban
tourist industry, contract with Colombian AVIANCA airlines and air
transport into Latin American states, also tourist figures from Canada,
Germany tourist industry etc. S=9 or -72dBm signals across the Pacific
ocean path.

15340/15345  rather odd 15344.453 kHz, next door RAE Buenos Aires
transmission, "Guajira Guantanamera" popular song presented at 1315 UT on
June 13, rather less strength at S=6-7 level into Japan remote unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

CUBA   9240.0  Cuban spy number stn, Spanish, opening annmt by female, and
some tones heard at 0940 UT June 18, S=9 -75dBm strength in Australia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

FRANCE/TAIWAN/USA   As I advised Jeff White today June 16:
"Jeff, This morning at 1238 UT check, CCI from France relay still on 9955
kHz, but now the frequency has been adjusted to within a few Hz of WRMI,
rather than an audible het. NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

Looking thru Aoki list, there is NO need for them to be on 9955 kHz, with
all these unused frequencies nearby in the 11-13 UT period: 9940, 9945,
9950, 9965, 9970 kHz. Cross checking HFCC, lacking all the Taiwan usage,
agrees except has T8WH on 9950 kHz (but probably not active).

Perhaps you can get with the RFI frequency manager if not Taiwan's".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 16)

GERMANY   QSL report.
Atlantic 2000 Int, 9485/7310 kHz (via MVBR Goehren/Radio 700), QSL in
two weeks for e-report to <atlantic2000international @>

Deutschlandfunk, 153 Donebach / 1422 Heusweiler, QSLs in 10 weeks
for e-report to  <hoererservice @>

Echo of Europe, 7315 kHz, via MBR Nauen, E-QSL in 1 day for e-report to
<contact @>   v/s Simon Marty.

Gemeinde Gottes Herford via HCJB Weenermoor, 3995 kHz, QSL, letter in
1 month for e-report to <info @>
v/s Nikolai Ernst.

Geronimo SW, 9485 kHz, via MVBR Goehren, E-QSL in 4 weeks for e-report to
<geronimoshortwave @>

Missionswerk Voice of Hope, 3995 kHz, via HCJB Weenermoor, full detailed
letter in 3 months for report to
Eckenhagener Str. 21
D-51580 Reichshof, Germany.
v/s Kornelius Dueck.

MVBR Goehren, 9485 kHz, QSL in 10 weeks for e-report to
<qsl @>

PCJ Radio, 5995 kHz, via MBR Nauen, E-QSL in 5 weeks for e-report to
<pcjqsl @>

Radio Biafra London, via Wertachtal, 11870 kHz, E-QSL in 21 months for
e-report to <QSL-Shortwave @>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx June 15)

GERMANY   Transmissions of Hamada Radio International in Hausa are
0530-0600  9610 NAU 100 kW 180 deg to WeAS Mo-Fr. No signal from June 9.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

GREECE   Again morning transmissions of Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorasi
from 0600  7475 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek, instead of 11645
from 0600  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

But on June 18 at 06-10 UT on air 9420, 11645, and 15630 kHz instead.
From 1300 UT on 9420 and 11645 kHz, from 17- UT on 7450 9420 15650 kHz.

On June 19 at 06-10 UT 7475 and 9420 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18/19)

GUAM   15445.038  AWR KSDA Agat Guam program in Burmese KACHIN sce,
scheduled 1300-1330 UT, heard young boys religious singer group.
S=9+10dB or -60dBm strength into Tokyo-JPN remote SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

INDIA/MADAGASCAR   5010.005  IND AIR Thiruvananthapuram in Hindi,
at 1715 UT on June 18, and annoying 700 Hertz interference tone of

5010.712... .728 kHz  MDG Radio Madagasikara from Antananarivo,
variable wandering frequency around.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

INDONESIA   9680.051  RRI Jakarta Cimanggis, S=9+10dB  64dBm signal
strength downunder in Australia. Hit a little bit by adjacent signal from
CNR5 program from Beijing on 9685 kHz.

9525.891  Voice of Indonesia Jakarta Cimanggis carrier appeared at first
time on my checks this morning, around 0941 UT, so seemingly real
operation starts at 1000 UT on their English sce.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

KOREA D.P.R.  15141 to 15174 kHz overtime, terrible SCRATCHY digital noise
jamming of Kujang site, similar heard during silent slot on 15180 kHz
before 1000 UT. Aimed on 15160 kHz against KBS Kimjae Korean at 09-10 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

KOREA REP OF    Voice of Freedom - North Korea Tech Article

(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW txsite June 14)

Ian had this stn location traced some in 2009 year - at least; see also
Nagoya Aoki frequ list.

As KBS station reported also by Ludo Maes in Oct 1997.
and MW and SW reported by Jari Perkioemaeki-FIN OH6BG in Dec 2007 too.

KOR_Suwon Hwaseong Jeongnammyeon MW 4mast directional antenna at
37 09 04.27 N  126 59 39.15 E

and 2 x 2 easy dipols at
37 09 39.55 N  126 59 39.99 E
37 09 27.39 N  126 59 37.89 E

and 2 x 3 masts like corner reflector steep fountain like antennas
37 09 35.48 N  126 59 38.25 E
37 09 31.84 N  126 59 35.98 E

zoom in
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

6135, Voice of Freedom (clandestine), at 1300 UT on June 13.
For the past week NoKorea has not bothered to use the strong white noise
jamming; instead has daily had the much weaker Shiokaze type jamming
(pulsating noise). As today was Friday, the English and Chinese language
lesson (which I call  "H?o H?o English") was a review of this weeks
lessons; "How are you feeling?", "Can I go to the doctor?", "I need a
place to hide," "Can I take a quick nap," with fair reception.

As long as the DPRK only uses the pulsating noise jamming (a la Shiokaze),
reception of VOF will be fine. Unlike 6015 kHz (KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1),
which continues to have the normal strong non-stop white noise jamming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

MADAGASCAR   QSL Radio Impala, 17540 kHz, via Talata Volondry,
QSL in three weeks for e-report to <monitoring @>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx June 15)

17510 {? rather 17540 ?}  Radio Impala via Talata Volonondry operated by
Malagasy Global Business verified an electronic report with a full data
card with local scenes and some fabric on the front of the card
in 16 days.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 15)

17540 1700-1800 47-48,52-53 MDC 250 310 -10 159 Kin MDG MGB Radio Impala

In A-14 season connection of Radio Dabanga, Radio Tamazuj, and Radio

MGLOB in MDG registration. "Press Now" merged to "Free Press Unlimited"
in 2011.

"Press Now"
Witte Kruislaan 55
1217 AM Hilversum
The Netherlands
T +31 35 62 54 300
website <>  E-mail <info @>

in 2011 merger with

"Free Press Unlimited"
Witte Kruislaan 55
1217 AM Hilversum
The Netherlands
T +31 35 62 54 300
E-mail  <info @>
Free Voice and Press Now merged to "Free Press Unlimited"
(MBR, June 16, transformed by Michael Bethge-D,
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21, 2011)

MADAGASCAR   6135.00  R Madagasikara, on June 16 at 0158 UT, carrier on
already, next to R Sta. Cruz 6134.83, but in the clear 0215:03 UT when RSC
carrier finally off. Faded up nicely, 0226 UT sung NA?, 0229 UT Malagasy
male &fem "kilohertz" announcement, 0231 UT Booker T. &MG's "The time is
tight", Carl Douglas "Kung fu fighting" but signal strength definitely
decreasing by now until covered by co/channel VOA carrier 0258 UT. TADIL-A
bonker occasionally reported here by Glenn Hauser was only just about
audible so did not really spoil the fun. Very pleased to hear MDG so
clearly after several mornings of only being able to make out their
carrier, cf my previous report.
(Martien Groot-HOL, via Christoph Ratzer June 16)

Es lohnt auch gegen 19-20 Uhr UT die Frequenz zu beobachten,
wie Thomas Nilsson-SWE (Danke!) berichtet.
73 Christoph  <>

MALAYSIA   9835  Malaysia's International Holy Qur'an Competition, Sarawak
FM via Kajang, at 1346-1430 UT on June 17. Live coverage of the annual
Qur'an International Level recitation competition (Tilawah Al-Qur'an) held
in Kuala Lumpur; Qur'an recitations from 10 to 15 minutes long;
competition ends on June 21 (Saturday).

During the week check for possible // coverage on other RTM stations
(6050 kHz Asyik FM (noted only two weak stations on 6049.987 RTM Kajang,
and 6049.999 kHz probably as HCJB Quito EQA at 1006 UT);
5965.701 kHz Radio Klasik;
7295.026 kHz RTM Traxx FM;
or perhaps Wai FM, 11665.0 kHz).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

On June 18 on air:
5965.701, 6049.987{10 UT}, 7295.026, 9834.9985, 11665.0 kHz at 0825 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

Both 9835 and 11665 heard at 1558 UT June 12 with S=9+15 or -59dBm on
remote unit in downunder Queensland, pop music, followed by like National
Hymn on exact 1600 UT.

11665 kHz on <>
listen to stream:
scheduled 21-16 UT, ended operation on shortwave after NatHymn at 1602 UT.

24 kbps/ 22kHz   mp3     <WAI FM>

shortwave 9835 kHz // listen to stream at 1610 UT, on

24 kbps/22kHz   mp3   <Sarawak FM>

But now, 1655 UT both streams // with the same audio still 1701 UT with ID
on   "Sarawak FM"

But 7295 kHz Traxx FM is OFF air today. Empty channel.


Segmented transport stream (each fragment ~ 270 kb)
TS-file with H264 in still image and audio to aac, no chance for Winamp
or VLC. But on the Internet is at least the audio..., with the (Adobe)-
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX June 13)

MARIANA ISLS  {Saipan}   12140.036  Odd frequency of RFA Khmer language
service heard from Saipan Mariana site at 1230 UT on June 13, S=9 strength
noted at Tokyo JPN remote SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

MONGOLIA   12084.876  Propper S=9+20dB or -60dBm signal logged on remote
Nara-JPN SDR unit. English program of Voice of Mongolia from Ulan Bataar,
talks on Labour matter examples in poor Mongolia country. Logged at 0914
UT on June 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

MYANMAR   9730.0  Myanmar R Rangoon Yegu, light pop music program,
S=6 -92dBm signal downunder in Australia, 0911 UT June 18.

7200.083  Myanmar Radio Rangoon Yegu, S=5 -100dBm poor signal fade-in at
QL-AUS at 0956 UT.

7344.992  ? Pyin Oo Lwin, Pyin U Lwin, Thazin Radio, in Kachin (acc Nagoya
Aoki list) weak signal in downunder Australia, at 1018 UT on June 18.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

NEW ZEALAND/PNG   R NZLi scheduled 0651-0758 UT 11725AM 9890DRM Tonga,

but heard instead 11725AM and 7330DRM on remote SDR unit in Australia.
07-08 UT June 18. Usually scheduled here in 41mb at 1551-1750 UT instead.
S=9+5dB -70dBm strength.

RNZI at 0800 UT on 9700 AM, 9890 DRM, as scheduled (Ivo).

But 7330 hit terrible noise on adjacent PNG  7324.954 ... wandered .957
kHz Wantok Radio Light from Port Moresby at 0826 UT on June 18. English
language sermon - Hallelujah - at 0853 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

NIGERIA   9689.895  Probably Voice of Nigeria from Ikorodu in Hausa
towards WeAfrica noted on poor threshold level at 0845 UT June 14.

Heute morgen VoNIG Ikorodu auf 15119.998 kHz praezise. in AM Modus um
06-10 UT am 18. Juni, einige features gesprochen von Ansagerin in English,
auch ein Report über die Buchmesse in Lagos. Beijing stoert heute morgen

On June 19 rather on even 15120 kHz around 0910 UT news in English about
Nigerian church, some string instrument jingle. S=9+20dB -54dBm here in
Europe, seemingly at 007deg azimuth outlet. There appears to be a txer
fault here with a loud high-pitched whistle tone accompanying the audio in
their 15120 kHz service.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14/18/19)

NIGERIA   Voice of Nigeria was back the air after several days of silence

0500-0700 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English
0800-1000 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English
1700-1730  9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Igbo
1730-1800 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF Arabic.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

PALAU/USA   9930  TERRIBLE mixture of TOM USA and another English sermon
prayer on T8WH ch3 from Palau Medorn site in Pacific. 0925 UT June 18.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

PALAU/USA   Additional wooden frequencies of World Harvest R from June 12

0800-0900  7365 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English Sat
0800-0830 11565 HRI 250 kW 245 deg to AUS    English Sun, (now 0830-1000)
1200-1300  7385 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English Mon-Thu/Sat
1200-1300  9840 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English Fri/Sun
1300-1500  9495 HRI 100 kW 173 deg to SoAM   Eng/Spa
1500-1600  9495 HRI 100 kW 173 deg to SoAM   Eng/Spa Tue-Sun
1500-1600 17610 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Sun
2000-2100  7315 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English
2100-2200  7315 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English Tue-Sun
2100-2300  9840 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English Mon
2200-2300  7385 HRI 100 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM English Tue-Thu/Sat/Sun
2200-2300 17610 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Mon

Previous portion wooden frequencies of World Harvest Radio,
all not active
0500-0530  7385 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English
1000-1100 15660 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400 17760 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English
2100-2200 15530 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  Mon-Sat
2200-2230 11775 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English Sat/Sun
2200-2230 15670 HRI 250 kW 260 deg to MEXI   English Mon-Fri
2230-2400 11775 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

POLAND   Polskie Radio German service to be ceased for ever on July 1,
after 70 years in service.

Sehr traurige Meldung auf der Webseite von Polskie Radio:


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Liebe Hoererinnen und Hoerer,
am 1. Juli 2014 muss die Deutsche Redaktion des Polnischen Rundfunks nach
70 Jahren ihren Sendebetrieb einstellen. In unserem Namen und im Namen
aller Mitarbeiter, die Ihnen und Ihren Landsleuten sieben Jahrzehnte lang
unser Land mit grossem Engagement vermittelt haben, danken wir Ihnen fuer
Ihr Interesse, die Treue und Sympathie, die Sie uns entgegengebracht
haben. Tschuess und alles Gute sagt Ihnen

das Team der Deutschen Redaktion des Polnischen Rundfunks.

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(via Dietrich Hommel-D, A-DX June 15)

RUSSIA   FEDERAL LAW - On Amending the Federal Law. "The calculus of time"

Article 1
The Federal Law of June 3, 2011 ? 107-FZ "On the Calculation of Time"
(Collected Legislation of the Russian Federation, 2011, ? 23, p. 3247)
as follows:

1) Paragraph 2 of Article 11 shall read as follows:
"time zone - part of the territory of the Russian Federation, on which a
single time established by this federal law";

2) Edit Article 4 part 5 as follows:
"5. Daylight Savings Time is not implemented.";

3) Article 5:
Part 1 shall read as follows: "On the territory of the Russian Federation
established time zones whose boundaries are formed based on the borders of
the Russian Federation, the territories forming each time zone, and the
manner of time in time zones.";

Part 2 deemed null and void;

Part 3 shall read as follows:
"3. Moscow time is the starting time when calculating local time in time
zones. Moscow time corresponds to the time zone in the third national time
scale of the Russian Federation UTC (SU) +3. Numerical values ??of the
local time in different time zones differ by an integer number of hours.
Local while in the Russian Federation the same time zone equally. Scores
minutes and seconds in all time zones of the same.

add Part 4 as follows:
"On the territory of the Russian Federation establishes the following time
zones and their corresponding time values??:

1 hour zone (Moscow time minus 1 hours ago): Kaliningrad region;

2 time zone (Moscow time): Republic of Adygea, Republic of Dagestan,
Republic of Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, Republic of Kalmykia,
Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Mari El,
Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Severnaya Ossetia - Alania, Republic of
Tatarstan, Udmurtia Republic, Chechen Republic,  Chuvash Republic,
Krasnodarskiy kray, Stavropolskiy kray, Arkhangelskaya oblast,
Astrakhanskaya oblast, Belgorodskaya oblast, Bryanskaya oblast,
Vladimirskaya oblast, Volgogradskaya oblast, Vologdskaya oblast,
Voronezhskaya olast, Ivanovskaya oblast, Kalugskaya oblast, Kirovskaya
oblast, Kostromskaya oblast, Kurskaya oblast, Leningradskaya oblast,
Lipetskaya oblast, Moskovskaya oblast, Murmanskaya oblast,
Nizhenovgorodskaya oblat, Novgorodskaya oblast, Orlovskaya oblast,
Pskovskaya oblast, Rostovskaya oblast, Ryazanskaya oblast,  Samarskaya
oblast, Saratovskaya oblast, Smolenskaya oblast, Tambovskaya oblast,
Tverskaya oblast, Tulskaya oblast, Ulyanovskayaoblast, Yaroslavskaya
oblast, city of federal importance Moscow and St. Petersburg, Nenetskiy
Autonomny Okrug;

3 time zone (Moscow time plus 1 hour): Republic of Bashkortostan, Komi
Republic, Permskiy kray, Orenburgskaya oblast;

4 time zone (Moscow time plus 2 hours): Kurganskaya oblast, Omskaya
oblast, Sverdlovskaya oblast, Tyumenskaya oblast, Chelyabinskaya oblast,
Khanty-Mansi Autonomny Okrug - Yugra and Yamal-Nenetskiy Autonomny  Okrug;

5 time zone (Moscow time plus 3 hours): Republic of Altai, Altaisky kray,
Kemerovskaya oblast, Novosibirskaya oblast, Tomskaya oblast;

6 time zone (Moscow time plus 4 hours): Republic of Tyva, Republic  of
Khakassia, Krasnoyarskiy kray;

7 time zone (Moscow time plus 5 hours): Republic of Buryatia, Republic of
Sakha (Yakutia) (Aldanskiy, Amginskiy, Anabarskiy, Bulunskiy,
Verkhnevilyuiskiy, Viliuiskiy, Gorny, Zhigansky nationalny evenkiy,
Kobjajskiy Lenskiy, Megino-Kangalasskiy, Mirninskiy, Namskiy,
Neryungrinskiy, Nyurbinskiy, Olekminskiy, Oleneksky evenkiyskiy
nationalny, Suntarskiy, Tattinsiky, Tomponskiy, Ust-Aldanskiy, Ust-
Maiskiy, Khangalasskiy, Churapchinskiy and Eveno-Bytantaiskiy nationalny
ulus (rajon), the city of republican significance Yakutsk), Zabaykalskiy
kray, Irkutskaya oblast;

8 time zone (Moscow time plus 6 hours): Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
(Verkhoyanskiy, Oymyakonskiy and Ust-Janskiy ulus (rajon), Primorskiy
krai, Khabarovskiy kray, Amurskaya oblast, Evreyskaya Autonomnaya oblast;

9 time zone (Moscow time plus 7 hours): Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
(Abyiskiy, Allaikhovskiy, Verkhnekolymskiy, Momskiy, Nizhnekolymskiy and
Srednekolymskiy ulus (rajon), Sakhalinskaya oblast;

10 time zone (Moscow time plus 7 hours): Kamchatkiy krai, Magadanskaya
oblast, Chukotkiy Autonomny okrug.

Article 2
The present Federal Law shall enter into force on October 26, 2014 at 2:00
00 minutes.

(Viktor Rutkovskiy-RUS, "open_dx" via RUSdx June 15)

SAUDI ARABIA   13774.966  BSKSA Riyadh in Urdu language logged with
endless muslim HQ prayer presenter at 1303 UT on June 13, S=9+10dB
or -63dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

SINGAPORE/CHINA   11740  HEAVY BAD MIXTURE of two co-channel signals, both
NHK Radio Japan Kranji-SNG relay and also CNR2 Business Radio from
Lingshi-CHN observed at 1250 UT, S=9+15 or -63dBm on remote unit at
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

SINGAPORE/THAILAND   Suspended transmissions of BBC WS to Thailand
0100-0300 11600 SNG 100 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English May 26-June 9
0300-0500  7370 NAK 250 kW non-dir to SoEaAS English May 26-June 9
0500-1100 11700 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English May 26-June 9
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

SOLOMON ISLS   The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.

I had no idea till now, but I am mentioned by name and location in a blog
on the website for the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. The blog
is written by SIBC General Manager Ashley Wickham.

Scroll down for the March 21st, 2014 entry

As a side note, they are "licensed" for 10 kW on 9545/5020/1035 kHz but
only run 5 kW on all the SW and MW Services. With the new transmitter, I
think they are expected to go back up to 10 kW. Not Sure about the MW
(Paul B. Walker, mwdx June 16)

5019.876  SIBC Honiara Solomons checked at 0700 to 0800 UT on June 18, S=8
or -78dBm fair signal into remote Brisbane SDR unit. Female voice reading
nx from 0700 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

SOUTH AFRICA   New additional transmission of IBRA Radio eff from June 1
1700-1730 11610 MEY 100 kW 15 deg to EaAF Tigrinya.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

SOUTH AFRICA  {tentat.}  15420  via Meyerton-AFS Sentec broker. Strong
carrier only at 1318 UT on June 13, but noted CRASH start suddenly at
1318-1320 UT midst on BBCWS program with French translated interview, just
on soccer world cup games comment in Brazil, like forecast report at Dutch
Oranje team vv against Spanish soccer national team starts later coming UT
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

SOUTH AFRICA   BABCOCK music, before start of IBRA Radio in Tigrinya
1555-1600 11610 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF.

New additional transmission of IBRA Radio effective from June 1
1700-1730 11610 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

SPAIN   QSL RNE Caceres, Radio 5, 1107 kHz, QSL from RNE Secretaria
Tecnica in 4 months. v/s Javier Sanchez.

QSL COPE Lugo, 1224 kHz, full detailed letter in 5 weeks for e-report to
<tecnico.lugo @>  and
<direccion.lugo @>   v/s Daniel Otero, Director.
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx June 15)

SRI LANKA   15319.875  Extreme odd frequency signal of AWR Trincomalee-CLN
relay station, in Khmer language religious Bible reading at 1310 UT on
June 13. S=9+10dB or -69dBm signal at remote Nara-JPN SDR post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

SRI LANKA   Additional frequency of FEBA Radio in various languages

1330-1345  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS English Mon
1330-1345  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Telugu Tue/Thu/Fri
1330-1345  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Tamil Wed
1330-1345  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Kuvi Sat
1330-1345  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Kannada Sun
1345-1400  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Tamil Mon/Wed/Sat
1345-1400  9720 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Malayalam Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat
Note: The frequency is not registered in HFCC Database.
{Trincomalee reported to be on odd footprint 9719.916 kHz lately, wb.}
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

TAIWAN   From Sunday June 8 Radio France Internationale make a time
and frequency changes for the Chinese broadcasts shortwave as follows

1100-1300  9955 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS, new transmission
2200-2300  7310 TSH 300 kW 325 deg to EaAS, no change
2200-2300  9660 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS, addit. frequency

Cancelled broadcasts:
0930-1030  7325 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAs
0930-1030 11875 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAs
2300-2400  9955 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAs
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

New shortwave schedule of Radio France Internationale in Chinese, see
image of Jan 25, 2014 in TERRASERVER
on northerly end two new erected RIGID revolving antennas visible.

Connection to Taipei Tanshui re-furbishing matter.
...and RTI DRM tests these week June 10 and 11 on 11860 kHz too ?
300 kW units and RIGID revolving antennas ?

In cooperation with the local partner Techway Engineering Ltd, Ampegon
will manufacture, install and commission a total of ten 300 kW DRM
shortwave transmitters and twelve rigid dipole broadcast antennas
HR2/2/0.3 securing low and efficient maintenance works.

At the first site near Taipeh four transmitters and two antennas will be
installed, at the second site six transmitters and ten antennas. The new
infrastructure is partially on air since May 2013 with two most modern
transmitters and antennas and planned to be completed in several steps
until autumn 2014.

btw. on 9955 kHz terrible mixture with WRMI Florida co-channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

TAIWAN   11914.847  In order to check Brazilian Rádio Gaúcha Porto Alegre
RS on remote SDR unit in Nara-JPN and Brisbane-AUS, I heard instead RTI
Indonesian via Tainan bcast center at S=9 level. Aoki list wrongly only
10-11 UT slot, but Indonesian female reader noted already at 0925 UT June
14, so WRTH 2014 spring PDF supplement show real 09-11 UT slot.

Hit a little bit co-channel of even frequency 11915.0 of CNR2 Business
Radio from Baoji-CHN.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

TAIWAN  9734.942  UNID carrier on S=8 -80dBm strength heard already at
0930 UT, seemingly from Tainan RTI site. Scheduled CBSD program in
Cantonese from 10 UT.

9540.038 UNIDENTIFIED Chinese stn, probably some SOH TWN program ?
09-10 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

TAJIKISTAN/CHINA   15542 and 15588 kHz both Voice of Tibet programming in
Tibetan at 1326 UT on June 13, both hit heavily by China mainland govt
jamming by CNR spoken jammer - not Firedrakce mx - on adjacents like even
frequencies 15540 and 15590 kHz channels, S=9+10dB or -61dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

UAE   IBRA Radio in Swahili 1715-1730 is not active at present,
planned for July 1
1715-1730 11785 DHA 250 kW 220 deg to CeAF Swahili.
1730-1800 11785 DHA 250 kW 220 deg to CeAF Swahili.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

U.K.   QSL Babcock Test Transmission via Woofferton, 6175 kHz, E-letter in
five months for e-report to
<transmissiontest @>   v/s Dave Porter.
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx June 15)

U.K.   ... don't watch this BBC video ...
You won't want to watch this silly video on the new BBC global audience
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

U.K.   Links on AEF - The Allied Expeditionary Forces Radio Service -

Dewi tells the story of AEF - The Allied Expeditionary Forces Radio
Service - Features

<>   approx. 180 MB

<>   approx.  70 MB

Both parts content together, unpack with WINRAR or 7Z

"Oranges and Lemons - A String of Pearls" BBC Radio Wales.

Transmitter Photos
The following website has some good BBC transmitter hall photos:
(James Mills, SW TXsite June 17)

USA   QSL Pan American Broadcasting/Radio Africa, via Okechobee,
15190 kHz, QSL in 13 weeks for e-report to <info @>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx June 15)

TOM Okeechobee-FL at 06-22 UT, on air 11825 kHz when checked June 12 at
1715 UT, heavy interference by CRI Beijing in Croatian language 17-18 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

USA   NASB annual meeting at VOA/IBB Greenville. c.f. bc-dx #1165

[...]  The "B" site is located about 15 miles south-east of Greenville, NC

USA_IBB_VOA Greenville-A site TX station located at
35 28 04.59 N  77 11 55.96 W

and is the only remaining active IBB transmitter site in the US. It was
built in the early '60s along with an identical transmitter facility
("A" site) located about 15 miles north-east of Greenville

USA_IBB_VOA Greenville-A site TX station located at
35 41 52.87 N  77 09 14.00 W

and a receive only facility ("C" site)
about 5 miles west of Greenville.
{USA_IBB_VOA receiving station located at
35 37 56.76 N  77 29 01.21 W
<>  }
"A" and "C" are no longer in use by the IBB.

Currently Greenville broadcasts using 5 different transmitters. Any of the
transmitters can be routed to any of the antennas through a massive switch
matrix covering about 12,000 square feet. The matrix is designed to handle
as many as 11 transmitter inputs with 39 antenna outputs. One transmission
line feeds two adjacent antennas via a remotely operated switch.

Using GE and Bing, I've examined the 2700 acre antenna field. I count 40
separate shortwave antennas; 20 rhombics, 16 curtains, 2 log periodics,
one tuned dipole with a tuned reflector and one dipole without a
reflector. Eighteen different azimuths are covered. One terminated rhombic
apparently is reversible. Most of the antennas were part of the original
construction in the early '60s. However at least two TCI curtain antennas
were added later. The dipole with reflector may have been added because it
shares a feed line with an adjacent rhombic.

The two TCI AHR(S) 4/6/0.5 curtain antennas have a primary azimuth of 160
degrees, roughly crossing South America along a Caracas-Montevideo line.
In addition, the TCIs can be slewed plus or minus 12 or 24 degrees
horizontally with three different angles of fire so that near, medium or
distant targets can be selected. For example, Radio Marti selects 172 and
184 degree azimuths for many of their transmissions to Cuba. Marti also
uses rhombics at 183 and 205 degrees.

Since the end of the Cold War, broadcasts to Europe from Greenville have
been eliminated except for a few Radiogram transmissions using a 45 degree
curtain. Radiogram is also broadcast to North America using the bi-
directional folded dipole. In addition, there are several broadcasts to
Africa using a curtain at 91 degrees and a couple of rhombics at
94 degrees.  [...]
(Jerry Lenamon-TX-USA, SW txsite June 10 / dxld June 11)

We're still waiting for a full report on this year's NASB meeting from
their website and/or Jeff White.
(gh, dxld June 11)

Re: Greenville antena field, my comment on
>Using GE and Bing, I've examined the 2700 acre antenna field.
I've done the same, and found on GE image 31 Jan 2012

- I couldn't see the 2nd slewable TCI, which Jerry mentioned.

GR-A  17 rhombics
       1 LPH at Bethany 305degr ?
      17 curtains

GR-B  14 rhombics
       1 LPH at Bethany 305degr ?
      14 curtains
       1 TCI 160deg slewable + 12 / 24degr

azimuths are in degrees
10 32 45 55 67 91 94 146 {160+} 164 174 183 190 202 205 225 236 286 305

and also 10 / 190degr bi-directional

rhombics are also bi-directional 45/225, 55/235deg,
curtains to AF are 91deg, rhombics 94deg.

I found also older remain installations on - probably - feed towards
Bethany OH 305deg, and Dixon/Delano CA 286deg.

What purpose is the MW sidefire 4 mast antenna on Site-B  ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

UZBEKISTAN/NoKOREA/UAE   15630  Korean language program, tentativelly
Radio Free Chosun from Tashkent UZB at 1329 UT on June 13. Signal strength
observed at Nara-JPN remote SDR unit at S=9+15dB or -60dBm. Jammed by
North Korean govt white noise scratchy jamming signal, broadband covered
15613 to 15648 kHz wide.

15640  And hit also heavily DWL Dari sce to AFG target next channel
spacing, DWL coming from UAE relay site Al Dhabbaya at 1330 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

VANUATU   7259.962  Tentatively R. Vanuatu, Port Vila, weak S=6 or -88dBm
signal noted downunder in Australia at 0730 UT June 18.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

VIETNAM   12019.113  Extreme odd frequency signal of Vietnam's Son Tay
site, VoVTN Hanoi in English, S=7 in Tokyo-JPN remote unit. 1230-1300 UT
operation slot heard at 1240 UT on June 13.

12000.0  Another Son Tay site service at same time, VoVTN in Russian, some
comment on Ukraine political separation trouble, and immense Ukraine debts
in Earth Gas order purchases from Russia in the past.

Several times some feed break happened between Hanoi bcasting house and tx
center at Son Tay site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13)

VIETNAM   9635.754  VoVietnam Son Tay outlet in Vietnamese, interview
program heard on SDR unit downunder in Australia at 0903 UT June 18,
S=8 -78dBm strength. News on Iraq civil war Suni against Shiit religion
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

YEMEN   Radio Sana'a in English was back shortwave again June 13
1800-1900  6135 ALH 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)
Best regards,

Michael Bethge

Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg

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