WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1171 - 28 July 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ARGENTINA/EGYPT   11710v  Checked at 0117 UT July 24:

11710.054 kHz footprint, Radio Cairo in Spanish, nx at 0115 UT, S=9+10dB
-62dBm here in Germany, little distorted audio, but I could understand
Spanish news easily.

Despite NOTHING heard here in Europe of RAE Buenos Aires Argentina signal
tonight at this hour.

11710.649 kHz footprint RAE Buenos Aires program, tonight at 0125 UT on
July 24, guitar player in progress.

Only fair signal of RAE logged in North America remote SDR rx posts at
S=7-8 or -82dBm strength level at 0122 UT July 14. On remote units in NY
and FL-US heard both Cairo and RAE services co-channel side-by-side.

Radio Cairo also more in 31 and 25 mb:

9315.000 even, only carrier heard/seen in North America, no audio at
0150 UT on July 24.

But at same time in Germany noted 9315 kHz signal at powerhouse S=9+30dB
or -48dBm, low modulated, only 5% modulation and much distorted signal
content.

12070.032 kHz footprint of Radio Cairo, distorted at 0140 UT on S=9+15dB
or -61dBm level.

But 11710v program content was much better to understand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

ARGENTINA/EGYPT   11710.24, July 23 at 0108, RAE has shifted down about
500 Hz, snuggling up to Cairo on 11710.02, making a lower-pitched het than
before. Those frequencies estimated independently by the 40-Hz clicker
method on the DX-398. I was going to get the relative pitch of the het on
my keyboard, but too late, Argentina left alone by 0153 UT.

Following the R. Cairo feed mixup UT July 21, I'm out July 22 [see PERU],
but eagerly checking July 23:

11710.02 or so, July 23 at 0108, still back here after jumping one night
to 11715 kHz, so again colliding with Argentina, which however has slipped
down closer to 11710 kHz, about 11710.24 kHz, making a lower-pitched het
than before. Not much modulation on 11710 kHz, but it is Spanish distorted
at peaks // and synchronized on 9315 kHz with better modulation, while
12070 kHz is loud, extremely distorted at 0119 UT and about 3 seconds
behind the others. Meanwhile, the fourth Cairo transmitter, on 9965 kHz is
not // , apparently back in Arabic.

At 0146 UT I find dead air on 9315 and 11710 kHz, both Abis, while 12070
kHz, Abu Zaabal, is still putting out noise. I was getting out my keyboard
to measure the het note on 11710 kHz but by 0153 UT Cairo had already
turned off.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 23)

ARGENTINA   11710.716 ... x.713 wandered downwards at 0020 UT on July 25,
RAE Buenos Aires in Portuguese, scheduled Tue-Sat only 0000-0100 UT.
S=7 -86dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

ARMENIA/ASCENSION ISL/AUSTRIA/MOLDOVA/PALAU/RWANDA/SINGAPORE/SOUTH AFRICA/
SRI LANKA/TAIWAN/UAE/U.K./USA/UZBEKISTAN

Summer A-14 shortwave schedule of BABCOCK Relays.

Radio Australia
0000-0030 12005 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0400-0500 17800 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1300  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1430  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS   English
1600-1630  9540 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2330  9900 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2400  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2330  5955 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

IBRA Radio
0000-0030  9390 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS  Bengali
1700-1730 11610 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF  Tigrinya
1700-1730 12045 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1730-1800 11610 MEY 100 kW 030 deg to EaAF  Somali
1730-1800 11785 DHA 250 kW 220 deg to CeAF  Swahili
1730-1800 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Beja
1800-1830 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Fur
1830-1900 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Arabic
1800-1930  9550 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1900-1930  7425 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Arabic
1900-1930 11875 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Fulfulde
1930-1945 11875 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Moore Sun-Wed
1930-1945 11875 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Tamajeq Thu-Sat
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Sara Ngambai Sun/Mon
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Zaghawa Tue/Wed
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Shuwa Thu-Sat
1945-2000 11875 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Malinke Wed/Thu
1945-2000 11875 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Jula Fri-Tue

FEBA Radio
0200-0230  9750 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Urdu Sun
0200-0215  9750 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Urdu Mon-Sat
0215-0230  9750 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Balichi Mon-Wed
0215-0230  9750 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Sindhi Thu-Sat
0230-0300  6125 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS  Dari Radio Sadaye Zindagi
0300-0315  6125 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS  Hazaragi Radio Sadaye Zindagi
0800-0830 15260 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to NE/ME Arabic Voice of Forgiveness
1200-1230 15215 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to CeAS  Tibetan
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
1400-1430 11880 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Urdu
1430-1445 11880 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Balti Sun/Mon/Thu/Fri
1430-1445 11880 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Urdu Tue/Wed/Sat
1430-1500  9500 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS  Hindi
1500-1530  9390 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS  Bangla
1500-1530  9590 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS  Dari Radio Sadaye Zindagi
1530-1600  9590 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS  Pashto Radio Sadaye Zindagi
1600-1630 11655 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF  Afar
1600-1630 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Amharic Thu-Sun
1600-1630 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Guragena Mon-Wed
1630-1700 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Amharic
1630-1700  9820 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF  Tigrinya Sun-Wed
1630-1700  9820 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF  Amharic Thu-Sat
1700-1730  6180 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF  Somali
1700-1730  9630 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF  Orominya
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Silte
1730-1800  9630 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF  Tigrinya
1830-1845 15250 ASC 250 kW 070 deg to CWAF  French

Voice of Vietnam
0100-0128 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  English
0130-0228 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  Vietnamese
0230-0258 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  English
0300-0328  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0330-0358  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  English
0400-0428  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0430-0528  6175 HRI 100 kW 260 deg to CeAM  Vietnamese
1700-1728  9625 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English
1730-1828  9625 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR Vietnamese
1830-1858  9625 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR French
1900-1928  9890 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian
1930-2028  9430 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
2030-2128  5930 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to SEEUR Vietnamese

Radio Japan NHK World
0100-0130 11590 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS  Hindi
0400-0430  5985 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to MEXI  Spanish
0400-0430 12015 HRI 250 kW 167 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0400-0430 15140 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS  Farsi
0500-0530  5975 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to WeEUR English
0800-1000 12015 ASC 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM  Japanese
0900-0930  6195 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  Portuguese
0930-1000  6195 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  Spanish
1030-1100 11740 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1100-1130 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1100-1200  9760 WOF 060 kW 105 deg to WeEUR  English/Russian Fri DRM
1115-1200  9625 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1130-1200 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1200-1230 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1230-1300 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1300-1330 11740 SNG 100 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1300-1345 11685 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS   Bengali
1315-1400 11705 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1400-1430 11705 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1430 15735 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS   English
1430-1500 11740 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1515-1600 13870 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS  Urdu
1800-1830  9755 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to CeAF  English
2130-2200 17540 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  Portuguese

Adventist World Radio
0100-0200 15445 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to Asia Vietnamese Sat

Radio Payem e-Doost
0230-0315  7460 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
1800-1845  7480 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi

Trans World Radio Africa
0330-0345 11710 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic Sum/Mon/Fri
0330-0345 11710 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Oromo Tue
0330-0345 11710 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Sidamo Wed/Thu
1300-1315 13660 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Afar Thu-Sun
1630-1645 11635 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF Somali Sun
1630-1700 11635 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF Somali Mon-Sat
1800-1815  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Thu
1800-1830  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigre Sat
1800-1830  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Kunama Sun
1815-1845  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1830-1845  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun

KBS World Radio
0700-0800  9860 WOF 250 kW 102 deg to WeEUR Korean
1100-1130  9760 WOF 060 kW 105 deg to WeEUR English Sat DRM
1800-1900 15360 WOF 250 kW 074 deg to EaEUR Russian
1900-2000  6145 WOF 300 kW 172 deg to WeEUR French
2000-2100 13585 DHA 250 kW 290 deg to NEAF  Arabic
2000-2100  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR German

Radio ERGO
0830-0930 13685 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali

Eternal Good News
1130-1145 15525 DHA 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS English Fri

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Korean
1500-1530  9975 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean
1530-1600  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Japanese
1430-1500  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Japanese
1600-1630  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Japanese

Radio Taiwan International
1900-2000  6185 WOF 250 kW 078 deg to WeEUR German
1900-2000  7325 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to WeEUR French

RTE Radio One
1930-2000  5820 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English Mon-Fri

HCJB Akhbar Mufriha
2100-2145  7300 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF Arabic
2145-2215 11985 ASC 250 kw 027 deg to WeAF Pulaar Thu-Tue
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

ASCENSION ISL/UA/UK   QSL - BAS June Christmas broadcast, British
Antarctic Survey special "Midwinter's Day" program via BBC Ascension Isl.

7350 kHz Ascension, British Antarctic Survey. I sent an e-rpt for the
June 21 b/c to Linda Capper, Head of Comms,
<lmca @ bas.ac.uk>

and Paul Seagrove, Press & PR Mgr,
<psea @ bas.ac.uk>

Addresses found at
<http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/press/contact.php>

"Out-of-office" reply from Capper, but nice e-mail in three days from Paul
Seagrove, thanking me for listening, saying that neither BBC nor BAS QSLs
but that he was sending me a postcard "acknowledging you as a listener."

Says the broadcast is quite emotional for those in Antarctica to hear
greetings from their loved ones because by the time of the broadcast they
have been alone on base for 3 months. Later (one month total, Germany
postmark) rcvd BAS color postal card view of Rothera Research Stn,
Adelaide Is., with handwritten thank you msg. Scan attached.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

AUSTRALIA   Re: Radio Australia.
More articles about the future of RA from Australian sources. Still no
direct news regarding SW output, but not looking good.

<https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/abc-cuts-3-radio-australia-programs-be-chopped https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/abc-cuts-3-radio-australia-
programs-be-chopped>

<http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/559116/20140714/job-cuts-radio-australia-fairfax-value-reduced.htm#.U8lDRhaxq0t>
(Steve Luce, Houston-TX-USA, dxld July 22)

Re: Radio Australia.

The days of the big public international broadcasters are over. In most of
Southeast and East Asia mobile apps now have access bigger audiences for
content than shortwave. Access, but no one is listening. There are other
options now with content providers able to tell better stories than
stations like RA, BBCWS or the VOA.

In Burma alone mobile phone usage jumped from less than 100.000 in 2012 to
over 28 million in 2 years. This is how people are starting to access
content. SW in Burma even in the past never had 28 million people
listening. The content they are accessing is text based.

The same is for Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and other places. There is no more
SW audience. Broadcasters can not keep asking for money if they can't show
how many people are listening. Also with new media you get new content
providers that are doing a much better job at opening the lines of
communication for discussion.
(Keith Perron-TWN, dxld July 22)

AUSTRALIA   19000  Radio Australia from Shepparton, at 0001-0024 UT on
July 21, woman announcer with news in English. ID at 0005 UT followed by
more news features from Washington correspondent (a male announcer) with
woman announcer returning with more news items at 0009 UT. Fair signal but
building noise level made reception more difficult than I wanted.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

AUSTRALIA   15489.965  HCA - renamed not very impressive to new name not
easy to remember - from Kununurra transmitting site is on air with IDs and
fiddle music - very early warm-up - around 0726 UT already. July 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

AUSTRALIA   12079.98  Radio Australia, Brandon, 27-July-14 at 0516 UT -
live Tigers vs Dragons rugby coverage, fair-good, // 9660 kHz poor. Much
better signals on various 19m Shepparton frequencies.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

AUSTRIA   7355  BBC via ORS Moosbrunn-AUT, at 0105-0159* UT on July 16,
two men talking in listed Pashtu language joined by a woman announcer.
Apparent drama of some sort. At 0115 UT a discussion program began.
Local vocals at 0125 UT followed by a woman with ID and announcements
at 0329 UT. Language change at 0330 UT into listed Dari. News items in
English but soon translated in Dari. Off mid-sentence at 0159 UT.
Fair togood.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

AUSTRIA   11880  From ORS Moosbrunn Austria transmission station herad AWR
religious program in Arabic. Scheduled daily 06-07 UT, noted at S=8-9
signal level in southwestern Germany, latter rather sidelobe signal of
North African / Sahel target service.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/MADAGASCAR

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH (formerly T-SYSTEMS - DTK)
A-14 period (30/03/2014 - 25/10/2014)
A-14 operational MBR schedule of July 16th, 2014. Times are in UTC.

<http://www.media-broadcast.com/fileadmin/Downloads/Radio/MBR_A14_operational_schedule_16072014.pdf>

 frq  startstop ciraf          loc pow azi day     from   to   broad

 5975 0400-0430 28SE           ISS 100  95 1234567 2004-200414 AWR
 5975 0400-0430 28SE           NAU 100 130 1234567 2104-251014 AWR
 9530 0300-0330 48             NAU 250 142 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
 9610 1930-2000 37,38W         NAU 100 210 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
 9610 2000-2030 37,38W         NAU 100 210 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
 9790 0900-1000 28W            NAU 100 180       1 3003-251014 AWR
 9830 1600-1630 28SE           NAU 100 133 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
11605 1900-2000 38E,39         NAU 250 130 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
11755 2030-2100 46SE,47W       ISS 250 165 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
11830 2000-2030 46E,47W        ISS 250 180 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
11840 1900-2000 37,38W         NAU 100 215 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
11945 1900-1930 46W            NAU 250 212 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15140 0800-0830 37,38W         ISS 100 170 1234567 2004-200414 AWR
15140 0800-0830 37,38W         NAU 100 205 1234567 2104-251014 AWR
15155 1730-1800 48             NAU 250 140 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15170 1730-1800 37,38W         NAU 100 210 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15205 1930-2000 46SE,47W       NAU 250 180 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15225 0500-0600 38E,39         NAU 250 130 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15225 0700-0800 37,38W         NAU 100 210 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15225 0800-0830 37,38W         NAU 250 210 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15225 0830-0900 37,38W         NAU 100 205 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15265 1500-1530 41N            NAU 250  90 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15265 1530-1600 41N            NAU 250  90 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
15670 1530-1600 41N            ISS 250  75      56 3003-251014 AWR
15670 1530-1600 41N            ISS 250  75   12347 3003-251014 AWR
17575 1630-1700 48             NAU 250 145 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
17810 1300-1330 42,43W         NAU 250  70      17 3003-251014 AWR
17810 1300-1330 42,43W         NAU 250  70   23456 3003-251014 AWR
17810 1330-1500 42,43W         NAU 250  70 1234567 3003-251014 AWR
 5930 2000-2015 39N            NAU 250 120 1234567 3003-251014 BVB
 5945 0700-0730 27,28N         NAU 100 270       1 3003-251014 BVB
 5945 0730-0800 27,28N         NAU 100 270       1 0604-060414 BVB
 5945 0700-0745 27,28N         NAU 100 270       7 3003-251014 BVB
 6130 1800-1815 28,29          NAU 100  90      56 3003-251014 BVB
 6130 1830-1845 28,29          NAU 100  90       7 3003-251014 BVB
 6130 1800-1830 28,29          NAU 100  90       3 3003-251014 BVB
 6130 1800-1900 28,29          NAU 100  90       1 3003-251014 BVB
 7310 0300-0315 39S            ISS 250 100 1234567 3003-251014 BVB
 9430 1815-1830 39,4           MOS 300 ND        1 3003-251014 BVB
 9515 2030-2045 46N,47NW,38W,37NAU 250 180 1234567 3003-251014 BVB
 9550 0400-0430 39NE,40        ISS 100  92     127 2004-200414 BVB
 9550 0400-0430 39NE,40        NAU 100 110     127 2104-251014 BVB
 9550 0430-0445 39N            ISS 125  98      17 2004-200414 BVB
 9550 0430-0445 39N            NAU 125 120      17 2104-251014 BVB
 9550 0430-0450 39N            NAU 125 120   23456 3003-251014 BVB
 9635 1830-1915 39             SOF 100 126       1 3003-251014 BVB
 9735 0500-0515 39,4           NAU 250 120       6 3003-251014 BVB
11655 0600-0615 46N,47NW,38W,37NAU 125 180 1234567 3003-251014 BVB
11855 1815-1900 39,4           ISS 150  90       1 2505-250514 BVB
11855 1815-1900 39,4           NAU 100 105       1 2605-251014 BVB
11855 1800-1830 39,4           NAU 100 105       6 3003-251014 BVB
11855 1830-1900 39,4           NAU 100 105       3 3003-251014 BVB
11855 1800-1900 39,4           NAU 100 105       5 3003-251014 BVB
13580 1700-1715 39,4           NAU 250 130    2356 3003-251014 BVB
13580 1700-1730 39,4           NAU 250 130       4 3003-251014 BVB
13580 1715-1730 39,4           NAU 250 130       7 3003-251014 BVB
13810 1700-1715 38E,39,40W     ISS 150 120   23456 2205-251014 BVB
13810 1715-1800 38E,39,40W     ISS 100 120     246 2205-251014 BVB
13810 1715-1745 38E,39,40W     ISS 100 120       3 2205-251014 BVB
13810 1700-1715 38E,39,40W     NAU 125 125      17 1705-251014 BVB
15160 1630-1730 47,48          NAU 100 150 1234567 3003-251014 BVB
15215 1700-1900 39             MOS 100 115      17 3003-251014 BVB
15215 1700-1715 39             MOS 100 115       6 3003-251014 BVB
15215 1700-1730 39             MOS 100 115       5 3003-251014 BVB
15640 1515-1545 40,41          SOF 100  90       7 3003-251014 BVB
15640 1500-1515 40,41          SOF 100  90       7 3003-251014 BVB #
15640 1515-1600 40,41          SOF 100  90       6 3003-251014 BVB
17495 1400-1430 41             ISS 250  83       7 3003-251014 BVB +
17495 1430-1500 41             ISS 250  83       7 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1600-1630 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       1 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1630-1700 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 250 135       1 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1700-1800 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       1 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1530-1800 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       6 0205-251014 BVB
17515 1700-1730 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       7 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1730-1830 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 250 135       7 3003-251014 BVB
17515 1600-1830 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       3 0107-251014 BVB
17515 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       4 0107-251014 BVB
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       2 0107-251014 BVB
17515 1630-1830 38S,39S,47,48  ISS 100 135       5 3003-251014 BVB
17535 0830-1000 38,39          NAU 125 145       6 3003-251014 BVB
17535 0900-0915 38,39          NAU 125 145       7 3003-251014 BVB
21480 1115-1145 43S,44S        MDC 125  45       1 3003-251014 BVB
21480 1100-1130 43S,44S        MDC 125  45       7 0606-251014 BVB
 9585 1800-1900 28E,29         NAU 100  90       7 3003-251014 CHW
 6055 1030-1100 27,28          NAU 125 222      17 3003-251014 EMG
 7315 1830-1845 27,28W,37N     NAU 125 230      36 2005-251014 EOE
 7315 1830-1845 27,28W,37N     NAU 100 260       1 2505-250514 EOE
 9435 1830-1845 27,28W,37N     NAU 125 230       1 2505-250514 EOE
 9520 0030-0130 40E,41NW       NAU 250 100 1234567 3003-251014 GFA
 9520 2330-0030 41NE,43S,49N   NAU 250  85 1234567 3003-251014 GFA
15350 1230-1500 41             NAU 250  89 1234567 3003-251014 GFA
15390 1330-1530 41NE,43S,49N   NAU 250  85 1234567 3003-251014 GFA
15395 1530-1630 40E,41NW       NAU 250  99 1234567 2505-251014 GFA
13800 1530-1630 29S            MOS 100  95       7 3003-251014 HCJ
 9645 1800-1830 47,48          ISS 250 160 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
 9780 1700-1800 40E,41NW       NAU 250  95 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
11875 0500-0530 46,47          NAU 250 185 1234567 1806-251014 IBB
11995 1630-1700 47,48          NAU 250 150   23456 2404-251014 IBB
12005 1730-1800 48             ISS 250 130   23456 3003-251014 IBB
12005 1800-1900 48             ISS 250 130 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
12040 2030-2100 46,47          NAU 250 190   23456 3003-251014 IBB
12080 1800-1900 48             ISS 250 130 1234567 1306-251014 IBB
12080 1900-1930 48             ISS 250 130   23456 1306-251014 IBB
13870 1630-1700 47,48          ISS 250 140   23456 3003-251014 IBB
13870 1800-1900 48             NAU 250 140 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
13870 1900-1930 48             NAU 250 140   23456 3003-251014 IBB
15255 1400-1500 30S            ISS 250  90 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
15360 0400-0900 40E,41NW       NAU 250  90 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
15460 1500-1600 30S            NAU 250  85 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
15620 1500-1600 29SE           NAU 250  90 1234567 3003-251014 IBB
 7330 1000-1100 27,28          MOS 100 283       1 3003-251014 JOY *
 7330 1000-1100 27,28          MOS 100 283       1 2004-200414 JOY
 6025 0400-0500 27E,28         NAU 125 270       1 2004-200414 KBC per RA
 6045 0800-0900 27E,28         NAU 125 275       1 2004-200414 KBC per RA
 6095 0800-1500 18SW,27,28W,37NNAU 100 240      17 3003-251014 KBC
 7375 0000-0200 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,1NAU 125 300       1 0109-251014 KBC
 9925 0000-0200 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,1NAU 125 300       1 0105-300814 KBC
 9925 0400-0500 4,8,9          NAU 125 300       1 2004-200414 KBC per RA
15315 1830-1900 46S,47SE       ISS 500 180 1234567 3003-251014 LWF
 6045 0900-1000 27E,28         NAU 100 270       1 3003-251014 MSM%per RA
 5945 1100-1115 27,28          NAU 250 222       1 3003-251014 MWA
11695 1500-1530 29,3           ISS 250  60       7 3003-251014 MWF
13710 1100-1130 19,20,21,22,23,NAU 250  45       7 3003-251014 MWF
 5985 0400-0430 11,12          YFR 100 222 1234567 3003-251014 NHK
11680 0300-0500 38,39,40       NAU 250 140 1234567 3003-251014 NHK
15445 1700-1900 38,39,40       NAU 250 140 1234567 3003-251014 NHK
17630 1600-1630 47E,48         ISS 500 130      37 3003-251014 OGM
 9515 1930-2000 37,38          NAU 250 155       1 3003-251014 PAB
15205 1400-1430 41             ISS 100  90       1 3003-251014 PAB
15205 1415-1430 41             ISS 100  90  234567 3003-251014 PAB
15205 1430-1445 41             ISS 250  90       1 3003-251014 PAB
17500 1600-1700 48SW,58NW      ISS 100 144       7 2106-251014 RIY new
13830 1700-1800 38E,39S,48     ISS 100 125      14 3003-251014 SBO
13810 1400-1600 28,29W,38E,39  NAU 100 130   23456 3003-251014 TOM
13810 1400-1600 28,29W,38E,39  ISS 100 120      17 3003-251014 TOM
 6095 0800-1000 18SW,27,28W,37NNAU 100 230     246 3003-251014 TRS
 6105 0700-0720 27             NAU 100 285 1234567 3003-251014 TWR
 7215 0830-0900 28             NAU 100 135 1234567 3003-251014 TWR
 7320 1400-1428 28,29,30       NAU 100  65 1234567 3003-251014 TWR
 9835 2300-2330 12,13,14,15,16 NAU 100 240 1234567 3003-251014 VZM
11920 2300-0045 12,13,14,15,16 NAU 100 240 1234567 3003-251014 VZM
15670 1630-1700 40             ISS 500  91      26 0905-251014 WRN

* = 1st Sunday of the month
+ = 1st Saturday of the month
# = 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Day 1  = Sunday ... Day 7 = Saturday
per RA = on request booking.

List of Broadcasters which are using MEDIA BROADCAST technical equipment:

AWR  Adventist World Radio
BVB  High Adventure Gospel - Bible Voice Broadcasting
CHW  Christliche Wissenschaft
EMG  Evangelische Missionsgemeinden in Deutschland
EOE  Echo of Europe <http://www.echoofeurope.eu>
GFA  Gospel for Asia
HCJ  Voice of the Andes, Sats only, 1530 UT Russian, 1600 UT Chechen
IBB  International Broadcasting Bureau, USA
JOY  MBR internal customer name, - Joystick, * 1st Sun
KBC  Mighty KBC Radio &)
LWF  Lutheran World Federation
MSM  ShortWave Rock 1st Sun, XVRB Radio 3rd Sun and Radio Iceman 4th Sun
     / EMR 3rd and 4th Sun (wb.) %
MWA  Missionswerk Arche
MWF  Missionswerk Friedensstimme, Gummersbach - Germany
NHK  Nippon Hoso Kyokai
OGM  NGO [RHU Radio Huriyo Xoriyo Ogaden]
     <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization>
     <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_non_gouvernementale>
PAB  Pan Am Broadcasting
RIY  Radio Inyabutatu, in Kinyarwanda, ex17870 kHz.
SBO  Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo, Voice of Oromo Liberation.
TOM  The Overcomer Ministry
TRS  Transport Radio Mon-Fri; KBC Mighty KBC Radio, Sat/Sun.
TWR  Trans World Radio
VZM  [HCJB transmissions, Spanish, German, Kulina, Portuguese]
WRN  World Radio Network, Radio Mehr Iranian, Mon/Fri only.

&) For reception reports please mail to: <KBC531 @ gmail.com>
or write to:
The Mighty KBC
Argonstraat 6
6718 WT Ede
The Netherlands, Europe
Website: <http://www.kbcradio.eu>

%) XVRB Radio - It's The Music Museum
Website: <http://www.xvrb.org>
E-mail:  <xvrbradio -at- gmail.com>

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BOTSWANA   6080  Voice of America, Moepeng Hill, at 0320-0347 UT on July
18, English language discussion with several people followed by Day break
Africa mention by a man announcer. Several promo announcements and IDs
plus website mention at 0328 UT. VOA International Edition commenced at
0330 UT. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

BOTSWANA   15579.99  VOA, Selebi-Phikwe IBB relay, 27-July-14 at 0440 UT -
English service news, fair, // 6080 kHz Sao Tome good.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

BRAZIL   11815  Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, at 2320-2346 UT on July 20,
lively discussion by several males in Portuguese language. Quick jingle ID
at 2330 UT followed by more fast paced discussion. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

BRAZIL   Voz Missionaria, at Camboriu, Brazil, see URL

<http://dxdesdecolombia.blogspot.fi/2014/07/la-qsl-que-no-queria-llegar.html>

Voz Missionaria, Camboriu at location
27 02 24.72 S  48 39 17.26 W
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, SW txsite July 27)

shortwavesites - The Shortwave Transmitter Site Archive
<http://sites.google.com/site/shortwavesites/>

nice image pictures like

<http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6HGDFNlCOXs/U9RQxDxnz2I/AAAAAAAABhU/IBfDTcRa9rw/s1600/TRANSMISORES+DE+RADIO+VOZ+MISSIONARIA.JPG>

and

<http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-klTPNoss5_s/U9RQwwGZ2jI/AAAAAAAABhM/Qm3ETDg8H00/s1600/TRANSMISORES+DE+RADIO+VOZ+MISSIONARIA+2.JPG>

BULGARIA   Frequency change of Bible Voice Broadcasting in English
1830-1917 NF11600 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Sun, ex9635 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

CHINA   7265  CRI Urumqi is off on 19 July to 20 August, due of
maintenance work at this transmitting center.
Daily scheduled 2030-2127 UT.

Radio Cina Internazionale: ulteriore sospensione trasmissioni. Con la
presente vi comunichiamo che tra il 19 luglio e il 20 agosto le nostre
trasmissioni sulla frequenza 7265 kHz saranno sospese per motivi tecnici.

Sezione Italiana
Radio Cina Internazionale
(CRI bclnews.it July 20)

CHINA   6200 July 10 at 1400 UT, Voice of Jinling is now ex5860 !
They have moved to 6200 kHz. Mixing with PBS Xizang (Tibet). For many
years Tibet had sole possession of 6200 kHz, but no longer. VOJ is
stronger by far than Tibet, so bad news for PBS Xizang. Noted with the
usual "FM" IDs at 1400.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, SWB #1802 July 21)

Frequency change for Voice of Jinling in Chinese

1230-1500 NF  6200#NJG 100 kW 161 deg to EaAS, ex5860*
# very strong co-ch PBS Xizang in Tibetan
* to avoid HLL2 Seoul Meteo 5857.5 USB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

CUBA   5990  China Radio International, Havana, at 2347-0002 UT on July
20, group discussion in English talking about brain functions, forgetting
things and deterioration with old age. At 2355 UT Chinese language lesson
with a man and woman announcers. Into Spanish language program at
midnight. Very good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

CUBA   Russia agrees to reopen Cuban spy base.

Russia has provisionally agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post
on Cuba that was used to spy on the United States, a Russian daily
reported Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin visited the island last
week.

"The agreements were finalized while President Vladimir Putin visited
Havana last Friday," the respected daily wrote.

Russia had closed the Lourdes spy base south of Havana on Putin's orders
to save money and due to a rapprochement with the United States after the
September 11 attacks.

But Moscow has since shown a new interest in Latin America and its Cold
War ally Cuba and relations with the West have deteriorated amid the
Ukraine crisis.

The base was set up in 1964 after the Cuban missile crisis to spy on the
United States. Just 250 kilometres (155 miles) from the US coast, it was
the Soviet Union's largest covert military outpost abroad with up to 3,000
staff.

A secret Russian listening station conducts it's activities October 18,
2001 in Lourdes some 18 mile a?¦

It was used to listen in to radio signals including those from submarines
and ships and satellite communications.

"All I can say is finally!" one Russian source told Kommersant of the
reported reopening.

The defense ministry and military high command declined to comment on the
report to Kommersant.

Ahead of Putin's visit to Cuba last week as part of a Latin American tour,
Russia agreed to write off 90 percent of Cuba's debt dating back to the
Soviet era, totaling around $32 billion.

Russia paid Cuba rent of $200 million per year to use the base in the last
few years it was open.

A former head of Russia's foreign intelligence service, Vyacheslav
Trubnikov, told the newspaper the base would strengthen Russia's
international position.

"Lourdes gave the Soviet Union eyes in the whole of the western
hemisphere," he said. "For Russia, which is fighting for its lawful rights
and place in the international community, it would be no less valuable
than for the USSR."
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov was not immediately available for comment
on Wednesday.
(A_F_P, VOA News, Voice of Russia, Washington DC via Yahoo! Nx, RUSdx)

Former Soviet founded espionage base in the 60ties
Bejucal electronic espionage base, rather 21 kms south of La Habana,
18 antennas and 10 satellite dishes visible at
22 56 41.92 N  82 21 46.49 W
<http://binged.it/1tPn0zl>
- not far from old Bejucal shortwave site, between Santa Monica and
Aguacate, at around  22 52 19.83 N  82 20 02.82 W

and cold war on the Cuban island too,
see Guantanamo occupation ... and since 1898 year occupied, and renting
contract by 1903 year also US Navy camp at
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_Naval_Base>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp>
... The lease provides $ 4,085 per year for 117.6 square kilometers.
But Castro Cuba does not accept any lease payment. (Dec 2003)

EGYPT   11710.054 kHz footprint, Radio Cairo in Spanish, nx at 0115 UT,
S=9+10dB -62dBm here in Germany, little distorted audio, but I could
understand Spanish news easily.

Despite NOTHING heard here in Europe of RAE Buenos Aires Argentina signal
tonight at this hour.

11710.649 kHz footprint RAE Buenos Aires program, tonight at 0125 UT on
July 24, guitar player in progress.

Only fair signal of RAE logged in North America remote SDR rx posts at
S=7-8 or -82dBm strength level at 0122 UT July 14. On remote units in NY
and FL-US heard both Cairo and RAE services co-channel side-by-side.

Radio Cairo also more in 31 and 25 mb:

9315.000 even, only carrier heard/seen in North America, no audio
at 0150 UT on July 24.

But at same time in Germany noted 9315 kHz signal at powerhouse S=9+30dB
or -48dBm, low modulated, only 5% modulation and much distorted signal
content.

12070.032 kHz footprint of Radio Cairo, distorted at 0140 UT on S=9+15dB
or -61dBm level.

But 11710v program content was much better to understand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

9964.998  Radio Cairo in Arabic, n o t  distorted audio, at 0030 UT on
July 25, S=9+10dB - 62dBm logged in NY and FL remote SDR unit posts.

But disturbed by SCRATCHING Cuban jamming service - centered 9955 kHz,
in wideband range covers wide 9942 to 9968 kHz !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

FRANCE/KOREA D.P.R.   15245  Voice of Korea, UNID, & Radio EYSC.
Radio EYSC QSL.

15245 kHz was interesting during the hour from 1700 to 1800 UT on Sunday,
July 13. At 1700 UT a weak Voice of Korea opened, as is usual. But another
weak station opened at the same time, with segments both in English and in
what I'm pretty sure was Arabic. A soft-spoken man with a slight accent
spoke about poetry and read poems, one beginning, "Rainbow, Rainbow, where
have you been ..." He also mentioned, "Word of God" causing me to suspect
this was a Christian station. I realized other religions use this phrase
also, but later I learned that Radio EYSC has some Christian connections.

At 1730 UT both Voice of Korea and the unid station disappeared. But at
the same time a very strong Radio EYSC began. There were "Radio EYSC" ids
at the beginning, and the broadcast consisted of a man speaking and Horn-
of-Africa music. There was no sign of VOK after 1730 UT until its theme
music was played from 1748:50 to 1750 UT, the time listed for its close,
and then it was strong. The REYSC transmitter went off suddenly at 1756:55
UT in the middle of a music selection.

I wondered if their Arabic broadcasts include some English and what I
heard at 1700 UT was actually REYSC. But that doesn't account for the huge
increase in signal strength at 1730 UT. Perhaps REYSC is only a 30-minute
broadcast. Their website shows shortwave broadcasts at 8:30-9:00 Asmara
time, which is 1730-1800 UT, and on Sunday only, although it still shows
their previous frequency of 11720 kHz. And all of the several broadcasts
on youtube are only about 30 minutes in length.

I wasn't able to listen on Monday or Tuesday, but on the days I did listen
I heard what I was accustomed to hearing at 1700 UT and continuing past
1730-both VoK, and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday presumed REYSC (I
didn't hear any ids), and on Thursday and Monday Radio Asena / Assenna.
I had hoped to check on Sunday to see if REYSC was again strong at 1730 UT
or if the strong signal the previous Sunday was just a fluke, but
unfortunately I was gone all day. Hopefully next Sunday.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer July 22)

FRANCE   QSL Radio EYSC via Issoudun 15245 kHz. Brief e-letter, thanking
me for my report and verifying my reception, was received in 19 hours from
Daniel G. Mikael. My report was sent via the EYSC contact form at:

<http://www.eysc.net/?page_id=294>

According to various websites and a BBC interview, Mr. Mikael lives in Los
Angeles, is Chairman of Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change, and is
involved with various Christian denominations, including Catholic, Coptic,
and Lutheran.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer July 22)

FRANCE   Frequency change of Radio Inyabutatu in Kinyarwanda via Media
Broadcast.
1600-1700 NF17500 ISS 100 kW 144 deg to CeEaAF Sat, ex17870 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

FRANCE   Frequency changes or Radio Taiwan International via Issoudun:
2000-2100 NF5915 ISS 250 kW 210 deg to SoEUR Spanish, ex3965
2100-2200 NF5915 ISS 250 kW 050 deg to WeEUR German,  ex3965
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

GERMANY   DRM transmission on 9730 kHz at 0310 UT.

but the partial decode of the signal I have says "NTV".

Any ideas? (contributor in Iowa-USA)

UNIDENTIFIED   Also hearing the DRM signal on 9730 kHz around 0345 UT, on
23 July UT. Receiving Frame Sync so seems to be valid DRM signal but S/N
is too low and lots of fading so no ID displayed or audio. It was gone
when I checked back at 0425 UT.
(Bob LaRose, San Diego-CA-USA dxld July 24)

Yep - NTV is a German news TV-channel, and it seems like their website is
now broadcasted on the Radio Andernach DRM transmissions (German forces
radio-station). See the screenshot of this OM here:

<http://www.drmrx.org/forum/showthread.php?p=84227#post84227>

Radio Andernach changes its frequencies quite often, the transmissions are
beamed to ships of the German navy. Furthermore their broadcasts are
encyrpted so you will not hear any sound or be able to decode the data
service.

(No state-run broadcasts are allowed in Germany, so Radio Andernach may
not be available publicly on any channel that could be received here.)

The transmissions orginate from Nauen near Berlin.
Hope this helps.
(Daniel Kaehler-D, dxld July 25)

but rather 9735 kHz up ?
> Radio Andernach of 9735 kHz...

mostly meant to German Navy staff towards of pirate ship coast of
Somalia/Eritrea/Djibouti/Yemen/Oman/Seychelles etc. target.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

GERMANY   Wertachtal SW Transmitter Site.

With assistance and advice from Wolfgang Bueschel and Ian Baxter plus the
many photos posted in photo album "#72:Wertachtal-2011" by Jan Oosterveen
I recently examined the soon to be lost Wertachtal site in Bavaria. The
more I look at it the more impressed I am with the design, it's hard to
imagine a better example of a modern shortwave station than Wertachtal.
Too bad the fixed costs of operating a station like Wertachtal sealed its
doom. It appears that the new generation of rigid, rotatable curtains
simply have lower maintenance costs.

Using Google Earth and other available information it appears that the
final configuration consists of 67 different antennas including 61
curtains, five horizontal quadrants and one log periodic. Antennas are
distributed along three different legs and are fed exclusively by coaxial
transmission lines.

Twelve different primary azimuths are available. Beam slewing of plus or
minus 30 degrees from the primary azimuth is available on most of the
curtains. Even the log periodic can be slewed (how do they do that?)

Curtains are organized to allow primary azimuths every 30 degrees
(starting at 30) with only 180 and 360 not available as a primary azimuth
although several of the curtains can be slewed to those azimuths. Curtains
are also available at 45, 55 and 75 degrees.

A Google Earth file highlighting antennas, feeders and azimuths has been
posted to;

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shortwavesites/files/TRANSMITTER%20SITE%20INFO%20-%20By%20Region/Europe/GERMANY/Wertachtal/>

Various features and equipment can be turned on and off by clicking on the
features in the GE sidebar.

North Leg
24 Curtains

East Leg
24 Curtains
1 Log Periodic
1 Horizontal Quadrant

West Leg
13 Curtains
4 Horizontal Quadrant
(Jerry Lenamon-TX-USA, SWtxsite July 21)

GERMANY   Fotos aus Wertachtal.

Vergangene Woche durften interessierte Hobbyfreunde noch mal einen
wahrscheinlich letzten Blick in die Sendeanlage Wertachtal werfen, auch
dorthin, wo sonst eigentlich keiner rein darf und wo man normalerweise
"nur mit Haenden in den Taschen" arbeitet. Ich war zufaellig auf der
Durchreise und mir das natuerlich nicht entgehen lassen.

Zwar war keine Zeit mehr, ordentliches Fotoequipment zu beschaffen, doch
ein paar Schnappschuesse konnte ich noch machen, bevor im Spaetsommer dann
mit der Bisambergung begonnen werden soll.

Im Gegensatz zu den meisten anderen Teilnehmern der Besichtigung ist mein
technisches Verstaendnis sehr begrenzt - doch endlich mal zu sehen, wie
dieses sagenumwobenes Wertachtal funktioniert, das war schon schoen.

<http://www.dxaktuell.de/2014/07/wertachtal/>
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX July 27)

Letzte Besichtigung der KW-Sendeanlage Wertachtal:

Infos und Videos dank W.D. Roth: Ein trauriger Besuch war das am Mittwoch,
23.07.14. Ein Muenchner Funkamateur - Peter Jenus dj8xw - hatte eine
letzte Fuehrung durch die Sendestelle Wertachtal organisiert, von der ich
ueber zwei OVVs erfuhr und zu der trotz extremer Kurzfristigkeit noch etwa
40 Kurzwellen-Fans erschienen.

Ich hatte noch auf FM Kompakt, im Funkamateur und bei Mensa getrommelt; es
erschien sogar ein Musikredakteur des NDR aus Hannover, der es erst Montag
nachmittag auf funkamateur.de gelesen hatte.

Die Fuehrung war inoffiziell, Media Broadcast war dagegen gewesen, was
nicht verwundert beim mittlerweile erbaermlichen Anblick der Station,
deren einst imposante Eingangstreppe mit Unkraut ueberwuchert ist und so
eher an Bilder aus Tschernobyl erinnert denn aus dem Allgaeu.

Sendetechniker Richter haelt dort mittlerweile alleine die Stellung und
wird in einem Monat, wenn alles gesprengt und abgerissen ist, keinen Job
mehr haben. Deshalb ermoeglichte er uns auch diesen "Abschied", er hat
nichts mehr zu verlieren. Bis vor kurzem bekam Wertachtal sogar noch
Sender von Nauen, nun hat die Politik anders entschieden. Bis ich die
vielen Fotos bearbeitet habe, wird es dauern.

Auf jeden Fall habe ich ein paar Videos aufgenommen - leider nicht im
Aussenbereich, da war ich zu sehr mit Fotografieren beschaeftigt.

So koennt ihr aber die Erklaerungen von Herrn Richter noch mitverfolgen.

<https://www.youtube.com/user/DL2MCD>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KySDZ0fj7Bs&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA&index=7>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It0kVgVzpf0&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA&index=6>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Haagpb29cAM&index=5&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWx22himP6M&index=4&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miaupaSuBbE&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA&index=3>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Jz_102mXI&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA&index=2>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOYDVrQALE&list=UUiNwXQfGSfRbqlitpUcETtA&index=1>
(FM Kompakt berichtet in F_B)  via Christoph A-DX <http://ratzer.at>

GERMANY   6069.995 kHz, Channel 292 station from Rohrbach Waal Germany on
6070 kHz at 0855 UT. S=4-5 just above threshold noise level,
between -102 and -92dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

GREECE   ERT-open on SW, nothing heard July 20 at 0210 UT and 2050 UT.

Greek domestic sce at 0230 and 2100 UT on July 20

 729.008
 792.000
 846.000
 963.004
1286.998?/994?
1367.991
1368.015
1512.006
1538.998

and pirates too on
1611.310 to .400(up and down)
1619.019
1619.991(Dutch)
1620.182
1632.656
1644.931(Dutch)
1659.994
1664.983
1669.996
1689.994(day&night)
1692.070(+200Hz up and down)
1722.342(up and down)
1743.000
1763.703 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

GREECE   9935  ERT Whatever or NERIT, at 0220-0312 UT on July 15,
continuous pop music selections with a 13 minute break in the transmission
from 0241 UT but eventually back with more pop music and Greek vocals.
Fair to good signal // 9420 was very good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

GREECE   ERT OPEN BROADCASTING AT 2100 UT, July 24. Just before 2100 UT,
July 24, ERT Open is being heard in my area, Washington, DC, on 9935 kHz.
with SINPO 35343 with Greek music, ID, and announcer in Greek. Nothing
here on 9420 and 15630 kHz.
(John Babbis-DC-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

Yes John, at 21 UT - no ERT-open Avlis signal at July 24th mornings and
afternoon, nor 1800 UT tonight, but now at 2125 UT heard on all three
channels 9420, 9935, and 15630 kHz here in Europe.

Carrier, no audio, only empty carrier at 2128-2130 UT, followed by nice
Greek music play.

 9420 S=9+30dB -45dBm
 9935 little weaker S=9+15dB -62dBm
15630 S=9+20dB -56dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

INDIA   AIR 9380 kHz. All India Radio (AIR) has started, from 21st July,
a new service on Short Wave with Vividh Bharati and National Channel
combined on 9380 kHz coming from Aligarh towards Southern India.
The schedule is:

0100-0435 UT Vividh Bharati
0900-1200 UT Vividh Bharati
1320-0040 UT National Channel (replacing 9470 kHz).

9870 kHz with Vividh Bharati and 9425 kHz with National Channel will
continue as before.
(Akashvani Prasar Bharati on F_B; via Alokesh Gupta-IND, Jose Jacob
VU2JOS;  DXindia July 22)

New updated schedule of AIR Vividh Bharati and AIR National Channel

AIR Vividh Bharati from July 21
0100-0435  9380 ALG 250 kW 188 deg to SoAS Hindi, additional frequency
0100-0435  9870 BGL 500 kW 035 deg to SoAS Hindi
0900-1200  6100 DEL 250 kW 134 deg to SoAS Hindi DRM
0900-1200  9380 ALG 250 kW 188 deg to SoAS Hindi, additional frequency
0900-1200  9870 BGL 500 kW 035 deg to SoAS Hindi
1320-1740  9870 BGL 500 kW 035 deg to SoAS Hindi

AIR National Channel from July 21
1320-0040NF9380 ALG 250 kW 188 deg to SoAS Hindi/English news*, ex9470
1320-0040  9425 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Hindi/English news*
*5 minutes bulletin at 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730, 1830, 1935, 2030, 2135,
2230 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

INDIA   All India Radio celebrates 87th Year.

All India Radio is celebrating 87th Year of Broadcasting in India today
i.e. 23rd July, 2014. On this very day in 1927, the private Indian
Broadcasting Company LTD (IBC) was authorized to operate two radio
stations; the Bombay station began on 23 July 1927. The Calcutta station
followed on 26 August 1927.

That was just a beginning of broadcasting in India. Indian State
Broadcasting Service was named All India Radio in 1936 and its Hindi name
'Akashvani' was awarded in 1956. All India Radio became the arm of Prasar
Bharati, a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati
Act on 23.11.1997.

All India Radio, today, has the reach to 99.2% of population, 92% of area
of the nation. Now, it broadcasts programmes in 23 Languages and 146
Dialects through AIR's 413 Broadcasting Centres and 584 Transmitters,
21 DTH Channels besides its Vividh Bharati Service, External Services
Division, News Services Division and above all FM Gold and FM Rainbow
channels. It caters programmes of everyone's interest. All India Radio
brings you Live Commentaries on all important events of your interest like
Sports, Cultural and International/National/Regional.

Programmes of AIR's Urdu Service and FM Gold are available on internet
through live streaming
<www.allindiaradio.org/http://www.allindiaradio.gov.in/>

AIR News is available on Android based Mobile Phones. All India Radio and
its News services Division are active on Social Media Network sites - F_B,
Twitter, Blog and YouTube. All India Radio has played a great role in
preserving our cultural heritage like Classical Music, Folk & Tribal Music
besides Classical and Folk Literature. The Sound Archives of All India
Radio can be called as the National Audio Archive of the nation as it is
the treasure house of precious recordings of more than 17,000 hours
containing music and spoken word recordings in different categories. It is
the largest library of Indian Music recordings.

All India Radio has been playing a pivotal role in creating awareness in
the Disasters like earthquakes, cyclones, tsunami, floods, landslides,
explosions, fires, bus & train accidents, air crashes, etc.

The journey of growth and development of All India Radio still
continues...
(Akashvani Prasar Bharati-IND, WRTH F_B, via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK)

IRAN   6000  Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Kamalabad, at 0025-0030*
UT on July 21, male with recitation followed by a man announcer with talk
in listed Kurdish language. Apparent Ramadan special program with talks,
vocals and recitations but carrier was terminated mid-song at 0030 UT.
Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

9845   Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Sirjan, at 0026-0121* on July
15, woman announcer with Turkish language talks apparently Ramadan special
program. Series of vocals, talks and recitations with carrier cut mid-
song. Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

9860  Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran, Kamalabad, at 0124-0152 UT on
July 15, woman announcer with Spanish language talk, instrumental music
bridge, ID and instrumental music. At 0130 UT chimes followed by another
ID and awoman announcer with news. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

ITALY/GREECE/LIBYA/MALTA   MW at noon in Calabria / Sicily Italy remote
post.

Only few MW stations remain heard at noon time 115-1145 UT on July 25th in
southern Italy at Calabria / Sicily area region.

674.998  Sawt ul-Libya al-Hurra, Benghazi, Arabic at 1115 UT July 25.

999      Radio Malta from Bizbizja site, at 1119 UT on July 25,
         S=9+35dB -40dBm, local station. Italian language, but made some
         English language comment compliments to English speaking
         holiday maker listeners on Malta Medit island.
         Okay, that's why they speak fluently a lot in English language
         program instead. English is co-offical language on the island,
         in // to Sicilian/Italian language.

1053.016 LBY Tripoli HQ Ramadan prayer, at 1124 UT.

1062     Rai Radio 1 Catania, via Palermo tx site at 1125 UT,
         listener phone join-in program.

1512.008 GRC ERA Chania tx site on Crete Greek island. at 1130 UT,
         phone-in program by female listener talk.

1583.993 GRC Radiostathmos Armaliadas, Amalias, Amaliada.
         at 1138 UT on July 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

ITALY   9999.986  Instead of standard frequency station rather strong back
alongside the standard 10 MHz calibration frequency. The pirate guys in
Italy with their time signal play imitation and some jingles as fast /
RTTY / CW recording of the former IBF Torino standard station heard with
their joke gimmick of humanity; on air this morning.

> IBF, a standard frequency and time signal service operated by the
> National Electrotchnical Institute "Galileo Farraris"
> until November 1, 1991.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

JAPAN   Frequency changes of Shiokaze-Sea Breeze eff. from July 15

1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Japanese Mon/Wed
1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Chinese/Korean Tue
1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 English Thu
1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Korean Fri
1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Korean/Japanese Sat
1330-1430 NF  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6020 Japanese/Korean Sun

1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 Japanese Mon/Wed
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 Chinese/Korean Tue
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 English Thu
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 Korean Fri
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 Korean/Japanese Sat
1600-1700 NF  6090 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, ex6165 Japanese/Korean Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

KOREA D.P.R.   9435  QSL - Voice of Korea verified a postal report with a
full data "Some of the Changjon Street built in Pyongyang" card in 107
days. The package included a copy of The Pyongyang Times, a folder of
Korean Stamp Information,and two small mini-booklets about Korean stamps.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

KUWAIT  [tentatively]   UNID on 15475 kHz.

July 25, heard an UNID in Arabic, on 15475.0 kHz. First note at 0312 UT
with reciting from the Qur'an; 0320 UT into religious talk in Arabic;
checked at 0342 UT to again hear reciting from the Qur'an. Still on at
0501 UT.

First time I have ever heard this!

Tarek Zeidan commented - "Just listened to the file, yeah it is Arabic
with religious talk but no ID. My guess it was a Spur ... but which
station ... the OM sounded from the Gulf region so it could be Saudi's
Holy Quran net work ... my other guess would be Oman Radio." Thanks to
Tarek for his kind assistance!

Earlier, on July 24, heard strong UNID open carrier on 15475.0 kHz, after
1411 to past 1432 UT; never any audio. The same station later heard in
Arabic?

Appreciate any other comments or observations.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 25)

re UNID on 15475 kHz.
Last night - July 24 - I read some AMUSING items,
reported of R Kuwait program on 15475 kHz,

Arabic sce COMING from Argentine Antarctica ...,    laughter

in Austrian German news group A-DX,

but I didn't try this channel so far ... so I can't confirm...

15475  Radio Kuwait at July 25 at 1605 UT like S=9+25dB or -55dBm
strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

KUWAIT   new frequency 15475.0 kHz, Radio Kuwait General Service. July 25
heard an UNID in Arabic at 0312 UT; with reciting from the Qur'an; 0320 UT
into religious talk in Arabic; checked at 0342 UT to again hear reciting
from the Qur'an. Still on at 0501 UT. First time I have ever heard this!

Tarek Zeidan commented after listening to my recording - "Just listened to
the file, yeah it is Arabic with religious talk but no ID."

Thanks to Wolfy & Ivo for info that it's Radio Kuwait.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

KUWAIT   Radio Kuwait General Service in Arabic on additional new
frequency 15475 kHz at 1200-2400 UT on July 25 with weak signal in BUL.
Parallel 9750 kHz, 21540 kHz till 1600 UT; 6050 kHz from 1600 UT; 13650
kHz is off 1700-2000 UT; 17550 kHz is off air 2000-2400 UT.

Probably 15475 kHz is on the air 24 hours.
Also was observed on July 26 as follows from 0300 UT // 5960 kHz; from
0500 // 5960 and 15515 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26)

KUWAIT   15475 and 15515 kHz, both also lousy signals level of Radio
Kuwait in Arabic. HQ singer at 0725 UT on July 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

KYRGYZ REP   KTRK 1st prgr uses 1287 kHz until 1230 UT only. 4795 kHz has
been replaced by 4820 kHz. Radio Rossii relay on 4050 kHz is off the air.
(RUSdx July 20)

LATVIA   Radio Merkurs 1485 kHz has new address:
SIA RNI Radio, Jurmala, Kadiku iela 5, LV-2008 Riga, Latvia.
(RUSdx July 20)

MADAGASCAR   15550.017  Tentat Radio Dabanga in Sudanese Arabic from
Talata-Volonondry Madagascar relay site, weak tiny S=6 signal at 0552 UT
July 27, live? radioplay given.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

MARIANA ISL {Tinian}  Frequency change of R Free Asia in Korean fr July 17
1700-1900 NF15425 TIN 250 kW 325 deg to EaAS, ex5820 kHz.
Parallel freq 9975 TIN 250 kW 329 deg to EaAS.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

MOLDOVA   11560  R. Miraya FM, Kishinev, 27-July-14 at 0440 UT - pop music
by TLC, ID by man in lang, Roman Stewart reggae. Fair to good.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

MYANMAR   Rangoon some 6 Hertz up now.

Came across the 5985 kHz channel downunder in remote SDR unit in
Australia, in 1415 to 1430 UT time slot July 21.

5985.0  Powerful Shiokaze interval signal over and over again from Yamata
JPN relay site noted til TX off at 1430 UT. Then channel let in the clear
of Myanmar Radio Rangoon on odd 5985.234 kHz at 1432 UT, and undoubtedly a
North Korean ditter jamming signal in the background underneath.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

NEW ZEALAND   A-14 schedule of Radio New Zealand International
from July 12

0000-0400 15720 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM
0250-0400 17675 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to All Pacific DRM irregular air
0400-0458 15720 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM
0459-0650 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM
0651-0758 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Tonga AM
0651-0758NF7330 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Tonga DRM, ex9890
0759-1058  9700 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM
1059-1258  9700 RAN 100 kW 325 deg to NW Pacific/PNG/Timor AM
1259-1550  6170 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM
1551-1745NF5975 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga AM, ex9700
1551-1745  7330 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga DRM
1746-1835  9700 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga AM
1746-1835NF7330 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga DRM,ex9630
1836-1850  9700 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga AM
1836-1850  9630 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga DRM
1851-1950 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga AM
1851-1950 11690 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga DRM
1951-2050 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Solomon Islands/Niue/Tonga AM
1951-2050 15720 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Solomon Islands/Niue/Tonga DRM
2051-2150 11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to Solomon Islands/Niue/Tonga AM
2051-2150 15720 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Solomon Islands/Niue/Tonga AM
2151-2400 15720 RAN 050 kW 035 deg to All Pacific AM

Expect schedule changes from time to time to take account of propagation
to our target audience. NB: Every month the first and third Wednesday
2230-0600 UTC it is Maintenance day at our transmitter site Rangitaiki.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

NIGERIA   15120v  Not on air at 0545 UT, only CRI Mandarin on channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

Today, July 21, French starting as scheduled at 0700 UT, but they simply
seemed to be unprepared to read the news, only music with a few
announcements until 0730 UT, now a pre-produced feature. This, as well as
the announcements before, on a very low audio level, and the announcer was
sounding very lo-fi in addition - almost unintelligible. Last week, I only
observed random pre-recorded English shows or music all morning, except
one day (Wednesday?), when the news at 0600 UT were aired, but again: very
low audio, unintelligible, and back to the usual taped diet afterwards,
loud and clear, sometimes slightly overmodulated.

25 July 2014 - after a few days of normal schedule broadcasts incl. French
and Arabic, with very low modulation most of the time, 15120.0 kHz was
silent this morning as well as prior to 1800 UT. At 1800 UT, DRM was
already on.

...and also from 1800 to 1830+ UT there is VON Abuja in English on approx.
9689.95 kHz.

Contact E-Mail given at 1828 UT: <englishvon @ yahoo.com>
Not very strong (even weaker than 6089.8 kHz Kaduna) and strong sideband
QRM from 9685 kHz, July 25.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld July 21/25
www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist>

Nigeria 11769.869 kHz footprint ... and now from 2100 UT on July 25 also
in probably Arabic, very low modulated, couldn't even recognize the
language, 5% modulation only.

> re 6089.8 Kaduna. At 2038 UT regional Kaduna in Hausa on 6089.853 kHz
footprint.

VoNigeria 9689.915 kHz footprint in probably Hausa at 2044 UT July 25.
Strong QRM by REE French 9685 kHz. Nothing on 15120 at present.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

ROMANIA   7330  RRI DRM, Tiganesti, 27-July-14 at 0532 UT - English
service with Romanian news, 100% DRM decode, // 9700 kHz excellent,
17760 kHz poor-fair.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

RWANDA   11800  DW, Kigali, 27-July-14 at 0503 UT - DW English with
reports on Israel, Libya, etc. Excellent S9+ signal, // 12070 kHz fair,
9800 kHz fair, 7425 kHz poor, 6005 kHz Ascension good in USB to avoid
6000 kHz.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

RUSSIA   Only few minor MW stations left on air these days.

Checked local remote SDR units in St.P. and Moscow local area
today July 23 at 0945 UT.

St.Petersburg
 828 Tentat. Radiogazeta Slovo, from Sosnovka site, poor S=6.
 873 registered Olgino xt site, unidentified cultural literature
     program, featured elegiac Pushkin poet reading. S=9+5dB -72dBm.
     Thanks to Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS: both St.P. and Moscow are
     Radio Rossii program.
1053 Radio Mariya registered, from Sosnovka, talk progr, S=7 or -87dBm.
1089 Radio Teos, {thanks Mauno and Dmitry Mezin} , S=7 -88dBm.

Moscow
 612 Tentat. Narodnoya Radio, Kurkino, S=9+40dB -35dBm powerhouse.
 738 WRN Kurkino, S=9+45 -30dBm powerhouse.
 873 Radio Rossii program, registered Lesnoy site?
     unidentified cultural literature program,
     featured elegiac Pushkin poet reading. S=9+15dB -61dBm.
1134 Registered Radio Teos, Kurkino, guitar singer program,
     powerful S=9+30dB -43dBm signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

re MW in St.P. and Moscow these days.
MW band is a nowadays almost empty here in Finland. I just built a new
500 meter Beverage directed towards East (90 degrees). Russia has almost
left AM.

Big Mayak and Rossii-stations have moved to FM.
Now I can hear only six daytime stations, most of them relatively weak:

 765 Petrozavodsk, Karelia, sometimes regional px in Finnish.
 828 St. Peterburg Slovo
 873 Orfey/Kultura
1035 Estonia religious in Russian
1053 St. Peterburg Mariya
1089 St. Peterburg Teos
That's all! Rx is Icom R8500.
(Jorma Mantyla-FIN, mwdx July 25)

RUSSIA   Radio Rossii Khabarovsk has moved to 567 kHz from 621 kHz.
VOA Moscow transmitter on 810 kHz has been closed.
Radio Tsentr, Moscow has stopped operation on 1503 kHz.
Russia plans to return to winter time (in Moscow UTC +3hrs) on 26th
October.
(RUSdx July 20)

The 846 kHz Moscow transmitter shared by Radio Podmoskovye and Radonezh
has been closed.

All Radio Rossii transmissions on shortwave and longwave have stopped.
Radio Rossii continues on FM as normal and on mediumwave except for the
following transmitters, which have been closed:

Kochubey 621 kHz, Guzinoozersk 963 kHz, Salsk/Volgodonsk 1134 kHz,
Balashov / Ershov 1197 kHz, Kyahta 1287 kHz, Pleshanovo 1314 kHz,
Livny 1449 kHz, Tyumen 1485 kHz, Tigil 1584 kHz, and Chumikan 1602 kHz.
(RUSdx July 20)

RUSSIA   WINTER TIME IN RUSSIA.

President returned to "winter time".

Russia on October 26, will live in the winter time - clocks in most
regions will be set back one hour. Relevant law signed today by President
Vladimir Putin.

Recall the transition to daylight saving time was repealed in summer 2011,
but has changed the opinion of citizens - in late 2013 Untranslate arrows
supported only 32 percent of Russians. July 9 Federation Council almost
unanimously odobrilzakon a return to "winter time".

President signed the document was published on the official website of
legal information. According to him, after the time change October 26
seasonal translation shooter will not be implemented. At the same time,
Moscow is set with the appropriate third time zone in the national time
scale UTC (SU) +3. It is noted that Moscow is the starting time when
calculating local time in time zones. All time zones are defined by law
and not by government decree, as it was before.

The law increases the number of time zones in Russia from 9 to 11. Formed
a new time zone - the third, which will be treated of Udmurtia and Samara
region, in this time zone is ahead of Moscow time by one hour. Time in the
Kemerovo region will now be ahead of Moscow for four hours (6th hour
zone), rather than three, as it was prior to its adoption. Accordingly,
the inhabitants of the Kemerovo region will not transfer the clock back
one hour. Added 11th time zone (Moscow time plus nine o'clock), which will
include Kamchatka Krai and Chukotka Autonomous District. Now the
difference between Moscow and Kamchatka 8:00. Recall that the Chukotka
Autonomous Okrug and Kamchatka Krai have to stay in the summer time.

The new standards will take effect October 26, 2014 at 2:00 00 minutes,
when the transfer will take place and the clock hands.
(Rossiyskaya Gazeta - RG.RU; via RUSdx July 27)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545, SIBC back on the air again.

July 18, noted test tone from 0447 to off at 0530 UT, but subsequent
checking found them back again several times (on and off); fairly good
signal strength. Clearly no audio, as I did listen non-stop from 0447 to
0535 UT.

July 20, first tuned in to hear the test tone at 0408 UT. Checked again at
0458 till it went off at 0500 UT and seemed not to return again.
Frustrating that there was no audio, as the signal strength was good.

July 21, first day with actual audio; 0430-0500* UT; OM & YL chatting;
0443-0500* UT pop songs with YL DJ in Solomon Pijin; sounded like a few
ads; suddenly off the air; poor with some adjacent QRM. Suspect with
better propagation they will do much better.

Thanks to Mauno Ritola (Finland) and Bryan Clark (New Zealand) for their
kind assistance with monitoring this.

Mauno made an interesting observation - "the test tone was on 5020 kHz
until 2200 UT, when it switched to 9545 kHz. And the normal SIBC offset
carrier on 130 Hz below was missing. So are they are planning to scrap the
old transmitter?"

Honiara sunset not till 0716 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

? 9545kHz 2200-0500 ? UT, 5020 0500-1200 UT, both on even x.000 frequency.

SOLOMON ISLANDS   Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC.

July 24, tuned in to 9545 kHz to an open carrier below threshold level at
0414 UT; by 0435 UT getting some  audio; very slowly improving; 0444 UT
into pop Pacific Island music show with YL DJ; off suddenly at 0500* UT.
July 22 found 9545 kHz was off the air at 0440 UT check. Seems they have
been having some transmitter issues with switching between the two
frequencies, as 9545 kHz has been silent at times recently.

July 23, noted 5020.00 kHz at 1138 UT with two women chatting about
"election 2014"; 1151 UT hymn; 1154 UT usual religious spot; full ID and
Nation Anthem till off at 1158* UT. July 22 also 1158* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 24)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   new frequency 5020.00 kHz, SIBC at 1154-1158* UT July
21. Thanks to Mauno Ritola's alert, heard the usual evening devotional in
English; normal full ID and National Anthem. Is now generally agreed that
this is most likely the same newer transmitter that is also used on
9545 kHz, thereby replacing the older off frequency one.

Per Mauno - "Schedule probably now: 5020 kHz 1900-2200, 0500-1200 UT
and 9545 kHz 2200-0500 UT." Thanks also to Jim Young who confirmed the new
frequency.

Appreciate this from Wolfy - "5020.000 kHz - SIBC Honiara noted on even
frequency at 0830 UT on July 21, heard on remote unit at Sydney downunder.
S=9+10dB -62dBm. 73 wb"

... June 25, heard SIBC on 9545 at 0444 UT with pop songs till off at
0500* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25)

At 20.05 UT July 25 on air on exact 5020.000 kHz,
S=9+5dB or -69dBm nice signal in Queensland, Australia remote unit.

stn ID heard at 2015 UT  - {local 07.15 LT July 26} ...
"15 Minutes after 7 O'clock Saturday morning, cloudy weather..."

And additional presenter heard also, rather very fast India-English
accent, - probably immigrant from South Asia ?

But hefty QRM interference on USB side on UTE RTTY transmission
on 5021.900 kHz.

{later}  5020 kHz now at 2110 UT also in Queensland AUS remote rx also
decreased signal, only poor tiny noise scratchy S=6 signal,
-106dBm on -126dBm threshold noise level.

At 2115 UT ... on 9548 kHz broad strong RTTY UTE signal of S=9+15dB.

{later}  SOLOMON ISL   N o t  on air from 22.00 UT onwards tonight.

SBT UT +11 hrs
<http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/solomon-islands/honiara>

5020 kHz sendet von  6- 9 Uhr Solomon Islands time, also 19 - 22 UT
9545 kHz sendet von  9-17 Uhr Solomon Islands time, also 22 -  6 UT
5020 kHz sendet von 17-23 Uhr Solomon Islands time, also  6 - 12 UT

Move from 5020 to 9545 kHz at 22 UT ?

At 2154 UT when checked again UTE RTTY Interference of 9548 kHz is QRT.

Grey Zone of propagation path like at
Perth-Bali-Laos-Burma-AlmatyKAZ-UfaRUS-Riga Latvia path after 22 UT.

22 UT close-down on 5020.000 kHz in 60mb.

9545.000 kHz at 22.00:50 UT switched-on for very short time -
TX on air, BUT ONLY FOR 2 seconds only ...
also could state technical switch-over time 2200 UT
according Paul Walker list is correct.

But also at 2312 UT still NOT on air in 31 mb. So at morning local time a
transmission break at SIBC Honiara from 22-24 UT ?

9545 kHz NOT ON AIR, when checked at 2200-still 0000 UT July 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 25/26)

Solomon Islands Update.

The following from SIBC News dated 25 July has been received from Martin
Hadlow, a former SIBC staffer, reporting to the NZ Radio DX League's 'DX
Dialog' Yahoo Group:

The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency
(JICA) has delivered a new radio broadcasting transmission facility
through the National Broadcaster, SIBC.

The more than 40-million dollars facility is donated under a project
called "Improvement of Radio Broadcasting Network for Disaster Prevention"
and is to improve early warning systems during times of disasters in
Solomon Islands.

Minister responsible for Disaster Management, Bradley Tovosia "turned the
switch on" after receiving the equipment from Japan's Ambassador to
Solomon Islands, Kenichi Kimiya today.

Speaking at the handover ceremony this morning, Ambassador Kimiya said the
project is in line with Japan's priority policy - climate change
adaptation and disaster risk management.

The Japanese Ambassador adds, he notes the Solomon Islands Government also
prioritizes disaster risk management as an urgent matter.

"The project is especially expected to improve the radio broadcasting
network, enabling nationwide coverage in the Solomon Islands, which is
exposed to high risks of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis,
floods, tidal waves, cyclones and so on. I believe radio broadcasting is a
public good The project includes a shortwave transmitter system, a
shortwave antennae system, a transmitter power supply system, a disaster
prevention broadcasting communication radio system, a program transmission
link equipment and peripherals, tools and spare parts to maintain the
equipment.

The project now enables a 24 hours shortwave radio broadcasting and
communication service, and increases the coverage of radio broadcasting to
nearly 1-hundred percent of the country's population.

I also note that, at the 11 July launch of the new SIBC brand "You Me
SIBC", the SIBC Board Chairman announced plans for 11 new FM transmitters
ovrer the next 12 to 24 months.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld July 26)

SOUTH AFRICA   11605.008  RFI French service via Sentec provider Meyerton
relay transmission center. French news heard at 0607 UT, reading by female
+ male announcer, about all this clashes and crashes these days, Palestine
struggle, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine's new election soon, crashed
Spanish/Algerian aircraft down on Mali soil...
// 15170.000 Meyerton and 15300.000 ISS even frequency also at 06-09 UT,
// 11700.000 ISS 07-08 UT.

12095.045 BBCWS in English via Sectec Meyerton relay on threshold level
S=4
at 0619 UT July 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

SOUTH AFRICA   11945  BBC via Meyerton, 27-July-14 at 0545 UT - English
with talk about French employment protests, fair // 7355 kHz Ascension
good, 6190 kHz Meyerton poor, 5875 kHz Ascension poor-fair, 3955 kHz
Woofferton weak DRM signal, nothing at all on listed 3255 kHz via
Meyerton.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

SWAZILAND   6119.87  TWR Africa, Manzini, 27-July-14 at 0508 UT - English
service, religious talk, piano music, fair in LSB to avoid UNID
on 6120 kHz, // 4774.99 kHz fair, 9500.0 excellent.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA, hcdx July 27)

SWITZERLAND   ex765  Blow Up Sottens antenna - Sprengung Antenne Sottens.

Hallo aus der Schweiz,
am 20. August wird die Hauptantenne gesprengt. Das ist jene abseits vom
Sendergebaeude. Die aeltere Antenne steht unter Denkmal-Schutz und bleibt
bestehen.

Auf Youtube gibt es neuerdings einen Kurzfilm.
Er zeigt Aufnahmen von einem Flug mit einer Drohne ueber das Gelaende.

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT-mw89lPDo>

video at 0.30 to 2.15min, big mast to blown up on Aug 20, 2014.
SUI  Sottens 765 kHz 600 kW, mast 188 m height, at
46 39 21.68 N  06 43 44.42 E

video at 2.18 to 3.13min, older mast 125 m height at
46 39 21.03 N  06 44 11.69 E

Bilder sind auch auf meiner Website zu finden.
<http://www.radioempfang.ch/sendeanlagen/schweiz/>
(Sandro-SUI, A-DX July 24)

THAILAND   17639.954  Also the English program service of Radio Thailand
via Udorn Thani Ban Dung IBB-US relay northwards to western China, North
Russia, Moscow, St.P., and Finland azimuth targeted, at 0530-0600 UT very
very lousy S=4-5.  TX off exact 06.00:02 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

UKRAINE   UR1 has reactivated 549 kHz from Mykolaiv site, with 500 kW and
972 kHz is closed.
(RUSdx July 20)

UKRAINE 11980.074  VERY LOUSY noisy HF condition noted this July 27
morning.

This morning bad signals also in 25mb. Very weak tiny signal of Ukrainian
hobby relay station Radio Dniprovska Hvylya from Zaporizhia at 0620 UT
on July 27, S=5-6.
Has somebody the internet URL of their sound channel instead ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

U.K.   Orford Ness !!!!
From time to time Orford Ness crops up in BrDXC-UK 'Communication'
articles / comments. I came across this interesting document on the area,
worth a read.

Orford Ness, download the English Heritage survey report.
138 page report as a PDF file but it downloads quickly.

<http://services.english-heritage.org.uk/ResearchReportsPdfs/010_2009WEB.pdf>
(Brian. BDXC-1262. BrDXC-UK ng July 26)

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New History Material at <http://www.ontheshortwaves.com>

In "CPRV/The CPRV Gallery," we have posted a compilation of shortwave
broadcast QSLs from Brazil for the 50-year period 1935-1985 (including
three that had already been posted there).

They are: government station PRF5, Rio de Janeiro, in three incarnations:
the Brazilian Nacional Program (1935), "Short Wave Radiotelephone Station
PRF5" (1936), and National Department of Propaganda (1937); plus QSLs from
Radio Clube de Pernambuco, Recife (1945); Radio Nacional, Rio de Janeiro
(1949); Bauru Radio Clube, Bauru (1956); Ceara Radio Clube, Fortaleza
(1957); Radio Brasil Central, Goianai (1957); Radio Farroupilha, Porto
Alegre (1958); Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo (c. 1960); Radio
Universitaria Santos Dumont, Sao Jose dos Campos (1961); A Voz do Sao
Francisco, Petrolina (1966); Radio Poti, Natal (1967); Radio Olinda,
Recife (1969); Radio Jornal do Comercio, Recife (1970); Radio Caraja de
Anapolis (1980); and Radio Educacao Rural, Campo Grande (1985).

And two new "Wavescan" entries have been posted under "Specialized
Resources": "Focus on Asia: The Calcutta Story-4 American Radio Stations
in Calcutta," and "The World's Most Valuable Postage Stamp and Postage
Stamp Radio".
(both Wavescan N281, July 13; via Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer July 21)

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These stations on Tropical Bands have closed down during year 2013

kHz  kW  Station Country Last log
3315  10 NBC Manus, Lorengau Papua New Guinea    JAN13
3350 100 R Exterior Espana, Cariari Costa Rica   OCT13
3915   1 R Fly, Kiunga Papua New Guinea          FEB13
3915 100 BBC, via Kranji Singapore               MAR13
3990  15 Gannan PBS, Tianshui, Gansu China       MAR13
3995 100 R Pakistan, Rewat, Islamabad Pakistan   MAR13
4050 100 R Rossii, Krasnaya Rechka Kyrgyzstan    JUN13
4700 100 Voice of Broad Masses, Asmara Eritrea   APR13
4750  50 Qinghai PBS-1, Xining, Qinghai China    FEB13
4790  10 RRI Fak-Fak, Propinsi Papua Indonesia   MAR13
4815   1 R El Buen Pastor, Saraguro Ecuador      MAR13
4828  00 Voice of Zimbabwe, Guineafowl Zimbabwe  APR13
4940  50 AIR Guwahati A, Assam India             MAR13
4960 100 Voice of Russia via Yangiyul Tajikistan DEC13
4974.8 5 Pacifico R, Lima Peru                   JAN13
5765   3 AFRTS feeder, Barrigada Guam            SEP13
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LOG  -  some 90 / 60 mb log of 1330 to 1415 UT time slot July 21:

4970.015 AIR Shillong in English {!}, female talk at 1330 UT.
         Surprisingly S=8 or -81dBm signal downunder in AUS.
5040.0   AIR Kolkata, tx Jeypore.
4989.995 AIR Itanagar.
4920.0   Both AIR Chennai and PBS Xizang, equal freq, equal level.
4910.001 AIR Jaipur at 1340 UT.
4905.0   PBS Xizang, shrill voices of soldier? chorus.
4894.996 Mongolian Radio, flute mx from domestic Murun tx site.
4879.995 AIR Lucknow, Hindi language singer.
Two signals nearby
4870.001 UNID, and stronger on
4869.916 probably RRI Wamena-INS at 1345 UT July 21.
4860.001 AIR Shimla
4840.002 AIR Mumbai
4820.0   PBS Xizang, and UNIDENTIFIED hereodyne interfering signal on
4820.728 ... 721 wandered up and down. AIR Calcutta ?
4809.996 AIR Mumbai, tx Bhopal, Hindi lang annmt, unstable TX at 1352 UT.
4800.0   CNR1 Mandarin service, and
4799.998 AIR Hyderabad(Chennai), tx Hyderabad,
         in probably Hindi language program.
4765.047 Tajik Radio 1st program from Dushanbe Yangi Yul, flute mx 1355.
4760.008 Distorted by UTE signal, probably AIR Port Blair at 1358 UT.
Bad mixture here on
4749.994 rather Chinese PBS Qinghai Xining at 1400 UT, ID signal, and
4750.0   BGD with South Asian mx, latter much stronger.

3325.0   ? Most probably RRI Palangka Raya program in undoubtedly
         Bahasa Indonesia language and mx, at 1410 UT.
3344.864 Phone in program by females of tentat. RRI Tennate-INS.

4010.075 Kyrgyz Radio 1st sce from Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka site at 1415 UT
         but nothing noted at same time of 4795 kHz Bishkek-KGZ !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

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Traditionelles IFA-Radiotreffen Berlin 2014.

Das traditionelle Radiotreffen zur Internationalen Funkausstellung in
Berlin (IFA) findet in diesem Jahr am Samstag, den 6. September 2014
statt. Es richtet sich an DX-er, Funkamateure, SWLs oder allgemein
radiointeressierte Hobbyfreunde.

Wie schon in frueheren Jahren nutzen wir dazu die Raeume des Preussischen
Landwirtshauses gleich in der Naehe des Messegelaendes (Flatowallee 23, in
14055 Berlin,
<http://www.preussisches-landwirtshaus.de>
Los geht's dort ab 18:30 hrs.

Traditionell treffen sich viele Teilnehmer bereits um 18 Uhr am Stand des
Deutschlandfunks (DLF), um dann gemeinsam ins Landwirtshaus zu ziehen. Wer
einen kleinen Fachvortrag vorbereiten moechte, findet an dem Abend ein
interessiertes Publikum.

Eine reichhaltige Auswahl Speisen und Getraenke werden den mueden
Messebesucher schnell wieder auf die Beine bringen. Die Teilnahme ist
weder an den Messebesuch, noch an eine Mitgliedschaft in einer
Hoerervereinigung gekoppelt - jeder ist herzlich willkommen. Der Eintritt
ist frei, die Verkostung erfolgt zum Selbstkostenpreis, und die
Oertlichkeit ist rolli-freundlich. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich,
hilft den Organisatoren aber bei der Abstimmung mit der Location.

Rueckfragen und Teilnahmehinweis jederzeit an
<daniel.moeller -at- fading.de>
Herzliche Gruesse aus Berlin - und bis 06.09.2014 um 18 Uhr !
(Daniel Moeller-D, also via Markus Weidner-AUT, July 27)

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