WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1175 - 07 Sept 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ANTARCTICA   15475.98  LRA36  hrd Sept 1 from Perseus site in NoSweden
with almost armchair lvl reception w/ dance/pop mx from 1846 UT tune and
woman ancr in Spanish 1855 to past 1905 UT (sounded like conversation
w/another woman).

On 1910 UT retune back into dance mx with woman ancr. Retuned again at
1949 UT w/ more pop/dance mx. During ancr segments the woman would be
talking with another woman or man in the studio and occasionally there
would be music in the background. Clear ID by woman at 2002 UT as "R.
Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel" fol by news bulletin by woman to 2006 UT.

This site was noticeably better than the Norway or CeGermany site (the
latter using the LA-beamed beverage). SINPO 3+5444. Improved to S4 after
1930 UT. Still going at S4 lvl past 2020 UT. This site was dialed into
Antarctica as this was the best I have ever hrd LRA36!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 1)

LRA 36 on Sept 4.
15476 kHz at 1924 UT, Sept 4, LRA 36 RN Arcangel Antarctica. Most Spanish
music at 1930 UT following with ID by female. Signal not strong, nice to
hear this station again. Best USB mode reception. Perseus SDR and vertical
antenna.
(Maurits van Driessche-BEL, hcdx Sept 4)

ANTARCTICA   15475.973  Yes, LRA36 heard tonight Sept 5th even "Inland"
here in southern Germany. Noted on S=6 or -88dBm level between 1930 and
2000 UT on Sept 5. A lot of guitar music played and singer bands
performance.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)

others in 19mb too:

ARGENTINE   15345.239  RAE Buenos Aires' Italian service ID at 1948 UT on
Sept 5, S=9+20dB or -58dBm, fluttery signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)

15120 NIG in DRM mode, powerhouse S=9+40dB -33dBm
15140 OMA in AM  mode, powerhouse S=9+40dB -36dBm
15190.157 Brazil R Inconfidencia in Portuguese at 1952 UT Sept 5, tiny.

Tonight also very good short distance reception even from ORS Moosbrunn
and
TDF Issoudun transmitting centers in 19mb, only 600 kms distance away. wb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)

ARMENIA   The broadcasts of TWR Israel are now Saturdays - Thursdays in
Hebrew and on Fridays in Russian and seems the Saturday's prgr in English
was replaced by in Hebrew. At 1846-1916 UT on MW 1350 kHz, 1000 kW Gavar
site.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, 26 Aug, RUSdx)

ASCENCIONS/BOLIVIA/BRAZIL/MADAGASCAR/UK/VATICAN STATE
Monitored 24-30 August 2014 the frequency 6135 KHz in our morning.

0100-0200 Aparecida // 5035, 9630, 9819, 11855 (all heard) + St Cruz
0200-0258 Aparecida and //
0258-0330 Aparecida and // + Arabic (Vatican?)
0330-0428 Aparecida and //
0428-0454 Aparecida and // + BBC in French.
0454-0529 Aparecida and // + Vernacular (?Madagasikara?)
0529 - Aparecida and // 5035, 9630, 9819, 11855 kHz + BBC Hausa + Unid in
Vernacular. Did wait from 0500 UT, but Yemen not heard.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia issued some small program schedule changes for
remaining A-14 schedule. Here the original text item by Gary Baxter and
accompanied new RA graphical PDF-format file.

Please find attached a revised operational schedule (A14 v2.0) for
Radio Australia's shortwave services.

The changes relate to the scheduling of the Tok Pisin and Burmese
language programs. Essentially, the former 0900-1100 UTC Tok Pisin
program has been replaced with two slots, one at 0730-0800 UTC and the
other at 1000-1030 UTC. The Burmese language program (broadcast via
offshore HF Relay provider) has changed from 7 days per week to Monday
to Friday only.

This revision replaces the previous (A14 v1.1) schedule.

 2325 0830 2130 55                     TEN  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 2485 0830 2130 55                     KTH  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 4835 0830 2130 55                     ALI  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 4835 2130 0830 55                     ALI  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 4910 2130 0830 55                     TEN  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 5025 2130 0830 55                     KTH  50 0       975 Mul AUS ABC
 5940 1300 1700 49,50,51W,54E,55       SHP 100 334     206 Mul AUS ABC
 5955 2300 2330 49NW                   DHA 500 85      146 Mya UAE BAB
 5995 0800 1200 51,64,65               BRN  25 10      145 Mul AUS ABC
 5995 1200 1400 51,64,65               BRN  25 10  DRM 145 Mul AUS ABC
 5995 1400 1800 45,51E,55E,56,60       SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
 6080 0900 1100 50,51,54               SHP 100 5       206 Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1100 1300 50,51,54               SHP 100 5       206 Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1730 1800 50,51,54               SHP 100 5       206 Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1800 2030 50,51,54               SHP 100 5       206 Mul AUS ABC
 6140 1100 1300 49                     SNG 100 13      146 Eng SNG BAB
 6150 0900 1400 45,51E,55E,56,60       SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
 7410 0700 0900 45,51E,55E,56,60       SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 0700 0900 42,43,44,45,51-64      SHP 100 353     902 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 0900 1100 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 1100 1700 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     211 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 1700 1900 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     211 Mul AUS ABC
 9540 1600 1630 49                     SNG 100 340     145 Eng SNG BAB
 9580 0800 1000 6,7,10,56,60N,62       SHP 100 80      216 Mul AUS ABC
 9580 1000 1500 6,7,10,56,60N,62       SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
 9580 1700 2100 6,7,10,56,60N,62       SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
 9660 0000 0800 51,64,65               BRN  25 10      145 Mul AUS ABC
 9660 2100 2400 51,64,65               BRN  25 10      145 Mul AUS ABC
 9710 0700 1100 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355     211 Mul AUS ABC
 9710 1800 2000 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
 9820 1700 2030 29,42,43,44,45,51-64   SHP 100 353     902 Eng AUS ABC
 9850 1500 1700 51E,54E,55E,56         SHP 100 40      216 Eng AUS ABC
 9855 2200 2400 49                     DHA 500 90      216 Eng UAE BAB
 9900 2200 2300 54                     DHA 500 105     218 Eng UAE BAB
 9965 1300 1430 43E,44W                HBN 100 318     146 Eng USA BAB
11650 2000 2200 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
11660 1900 2100 6,7,10,51E,56,61-65    SHP 100 65      902 Mul AUS ABC
11695 2030 2330 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
11780 0100 0130 49NW                   SNG 100 340     147 Mya SNG BAB
11880 1530 2000 6,7,10,51E,56          SHP 100 50      216 Mul AUS ABC
11945 0600 0800 45,56,60,62,63,83      SHP 100 100     216 Mul AUS ABC
11945 0800 1000 45,56,60,62,63,83      SHP 100 100     216 Mul AUS ABC
12005 0000 0030 49NW                   SNG 100 340     147 Mya SNG BAB
12065 1000 1530 6,7,10,56,60N,62       SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
12080 0000 1100 51,56,60,62            BRN  25 80      146 Mul AUS ABC
12080 1100 1200 51,56,60,62            BRN  25 80  DRM 146 Mul AUS ABC
12080 2000 2400 51,56,60,62            BRN  25 80      146 Mul AUS ABC
12085 1100 1300 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
12085 1300 1500 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
12085 1500 1730 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
13630 0500 0800 6,7,10,51E,56,62,63,77 SHP 100 50      216 Mul AUS ABC
13630 2100 2300 6,7,10,51E,56,61,64,65 SHP 100 65      902 Mul AUS ABC
15160 0100 0500 6,7,10,56,60-63        SHP 100 65      902 Mul AUS ABC
15240 0000 0900 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
15240 2200 2400 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30      150 Mul AUS ABC
15300 0300 0600 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
15415 0000 0700 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355     216 Mul AUS ABC
15415 2030 2200 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355     216 Mul AUS ABC
15415 2200 2400 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355     216 Mul AUS ABC
15515 2000 2300 6,7,10,51E,56          SHP 100 50      216 Mul AUS ABC
17750 0000 0700 29,42,43,44,50,51W,54E SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
17750 2330 2400 29,42,43,44,50,51W,54E SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC
17795 0000 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 50      216 Mul AUS ABC
17795 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 50      216 Mul AUS ABC
17800 0400 0500 54                     HBN 100 270     147 Eng USA BAB
17840 0100 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
17840 0300 0500 6,7,10,51E,56,62-63,77 SHP 100 50(!)   216 Mul AUS ABC
17860 0000 0100 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
17860 2100 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70      216 Mul AUS ABC
19000 0000 0100 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 65      902 Mul AUS ABC
19000 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 65      902 Mul AUS ABC
21725 0500 0700 29,42,43,44,50,51W,54E SHP 100 329     216 Mul AUS ABC

Alternate season registrations, n o t  real on regular service:

 6020 0900 1400 45,51E,55E,56,60       SHP 100 30  alt 150 Mul AUS ABC
 6080 1400 1800 49,50,51W,54E,55       SHP 100 334 alt 206 Mul AUS ABC
 7240 1400 1500 51E,54E,55E,56         SHP 100 40  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
 7240 1500 1700 51E,54E,55E,56         SHP 100 40  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
 9475 1900 2200 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329 alt 211 Mul AUS ABC
 9500 1700 2030 29,42,43,44,45,51-64   SHP 100 353 alt 902 Mul AUS ABC
 9500 2030 2200 29,42,43,44,45,51-64   SHP 100 355 alt 211 Mul AUS ABC
 9700 2000 2230 29,42,43,44,45,51-64   SHP 100 355 alt 211 Mul AUS ABC
 9710 1600 1800 6,7,10,45,51E,56,65    SHP 100 30  alt 150 Mul AUS ABC
11660 1530 1730 18,27,28,39,40-54      SHP 100 329 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
11660 2100 2200 6,7,10,51E,56,61-65    SHP 100 65  alt 902 Mul AUS ABC
11880 2000 2100 6,7,10,51E,56          SHP 100 50  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
11945 1000 1530 6,7,10,56,60N,62       SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
11945 1100 1300 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
12035 1500 2000 6,7,10,51E,56          SHP 100 50  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
12065 0730 1100 28,39,40,43,44,50-54   SHP 100 329 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
12080 0000 0600 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
12080 1800 2400 18,27,28,39,40,44-54   SHP 100 329 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
13630 0400 0500 6,7,10,51E,56,62,63,77 SHP 100 50  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
13630 0800 0900 6,7,10,51E,56,62,63,77 SHP 100 50  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
15160 0500 0800 6,7,10,56,60-63        SHP 100 65  alt 902 Mul AUS ABC
15300 0100 0300 6,7,10,56,60-63        SHP 100 65  alt 902 Mul AUS ABC
15515 0200 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
15515 0300 0600 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
15515 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56          SHP 100 50  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
17715 0000 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
17715 2300 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
19000 0100 0300 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
21725 0200 0300 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
21725 0300 0500 42,43,44,45,51,50,64   SHP 100 355 alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
21740 0000 0100 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
21740 2100 2400 6,7,10,51E,56,60-63,77 SHP 100 70  alt 216 Mul AUS ABC
(RA, Gary Baxter-AUS, Sept 3; via ADDX Club Andreas Volk-Munich Germany;
transformed and condensed by wb. - via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 3)

AUSTRALIA   2368.467   Radio Symban / R. La Manamea Samo, Peats Ridge NSW
{location seemingly outdated, Ian in Australia told something of location
change once again ... wb.},
noted with annyoing SMALL BAND AUDIO like a WW I telephone line quality,
hi.

At 1030 UT by male announcer, followed by short 2 minutes news read by
Greek language lady, about UN NY matter. Aug 30, via remote SDR units
downunder in Queensland and Sydney.

That originate isn't real from Australia, the program is copying some
Greek local program from Europe into Australia from time to time ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

Others noted on 60mb around 1000 to 1030 UT on Aug 30: precise aligned
unit against 3330 CHU Ottawa CAN and 5000 WWVH Kauai Hawaii.

4939.963 CHN  Voice of Strait, Chinese, odd frequency footprint,
         1000 UT Aug 30, S=9+68dBm.

4869.921 INS  RRI Wamena, Propinsi Papua, Bahasa Indonesia,
         1010 UT weak S=6 signal, -88dBm.

5035.062 B    UNIDENTIFIED Brazilian stn, threshold signal level, 1013 UT

5025     CUB  Powerhouse Radio Rebelde, Bauta, La Habana Spanish
         S=9+15dB or -64dBm.

4885.013 B    UNIDENTIFIED Brazilian program, at 1017 UT Aug 30,
         S=7 or -86dBm strength.

4875.074 B    ZYG810 Radio Dif. Roraima, Boa Vista, RR program, 1019 UT.

4845.008 B    ZYF278 Probably Radio Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus AM,
            at 1022 UT on Aug 30.

4755.551 FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, PMA - Pacific Missionary
         Aviati, Pohnpei, The Cross Radio at 1025 UT on Aug 30.
         rather tiny signal today at Sydney NSW Australia, S=6 -86dBm.

[later]  Re Radio Symban 2368.467 kHz. - I hear an anncmt of
EURO BANK too ...
<http://www.eurobank.gr/online/home/index.aspx?lang=en>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

AUSTRIA   Neues vom "Radiomuseum Groedig" bei Salzburg!

Sonderausstellung 90 Jahre Rundfunk.
Am 3.10.2014 ist im Radiomuseum Groedig die Eroeffnung der
Sonderausstellung um 1900 Uhr MESZ. (siehe pdf-Anlage!)
(OE5TPM) ist mit einem ORF Uebertragungswagen den ganzen Tag vor Ort u.
macht Reportagen. Alles ueber Radio u. Funk.

"Musikalische Zeitreise" in der Aula der "Neuen Mittelschule Groedig" -
10. Okt 2014 - 2000 Uhr MESZ. (siehe pdf-Anlagen!)
(Reinhard Pirnbacher-AUT  OE2IKN, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 4)

BENIN   1566  Steve und Lorraine Stavropoulos sind von Swasiland nach
Benin umgezogen, um bei der TWR Mittelwellenstation Parakou 1566 kHz zu
arbeiten.

Auf der Website von TWR Benin findet sich die Stellenbeschreibung fuer
einen West Africa Broadcast Engineer von 2012, doch offensichtlich hat
sich niemand gefunden, und so ist das Missionarsehepaar nach fast vier
Jahrzehnten bei TWR Swasiland nun als wohl letzte Station seiner
Ueberseetaetigkeit nach Benin gezogen.

Zu den vielen neuen Herausforderungen gehoert nun, Franzoesisch zu lernen.
Steve Stavropoulos kommt als "Chefingenieur", duerfte aber aufgrund seiner
Leitungserfahrung in Swasiland bald zusaetzliche Aufgaben haben, da TWR
Benin juengst einige Abgaenge hatte, so unter anderem Paul Cox, der die
Station mit aufgebaut und seit 2008 geleitet hat. Lorraine Stavropoulos,
die bisher als DX-Secretary Empfangsberichte beantwortet hat, wird dies,
so der aktuelle Stand, auch weiter tun.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sep 1)

BHUTAN   6035  Bhutan back on air ! Both the BBS txers (50 & 100 kW) are
back on air, thanks to the AIR engineer who's at Bhutan now.

Gautam Sharma from Abhayapuri, Assam heard them loud & clear on 6035 kHz,
at 0414 UT Aug 30 onwards in Nepali today.
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXsasia Aug 30)

BHUTAN   6035  BBS Thimphu. Thanks very much to Gautam Sharma for the tip
that BBS's transmitter is now fixed; Sept 2 with their unique repetitive
indigenous music 1223-1230 UT; conversation in vernacular (clearly not PBS
Yunnan's Chinese or Vietnamese!) 1230-1257 UT. BBS many times stronger
than PBS Yunnan, which at times was heard very faintly underneath BBS;
intermittent heavy adjacent QRM. Measured today by Ralph Perry on
6034.96 kHz (a great catch for Ralph!), who confirmed audio // website -
<http://www.bbs.bt/news/radio-wan.html>

Wonderful to hear this one again!
<https://app.box.com/s/ss1cd24jvusgxmh6eqnf>  contains audio.

Sept 4, found as usual, a brief window of opportunity from 1230 to 1233
UT, when the adjacent QRM is silent, otherwise is a bother to BBS
reception. 1230 UT onward in conversation till 1259 UT. Seemed today to
leave the air at 1259* UT. Overall poorer reception than on the 2nd.

Afraid that as we head into the real DX season, that for me, PBS Yunnan
reception will also improve on 6035 kHz. Today at 1300 UT, heard all by
itself, the usual PBS Yunnan theme music, but unable to make out their ID.
BBS certainly seemed to be gone by 1300 UT, Sept 4.

[later]  Sept 3 - The following is the response to my reception report
sent to Mr. Tshering, with link to my audio. Did not ask for QSL, as I
already had a nice QSL letter from him several years ago.

Dear Mr. Ron Howard,
As always, thank you very much. Our shortwave transmitter was down for a
long time. It broke down and we could not get it back up and running till
recently. We managed to do so only with the help of a shortwave
transmitter expert from the All India Radio. - Thank you once again.

Regards
Kaka Tshering
General manager
Radio service
Bhutan Broadcasting Service
Chubachu
Post box 101
Thimphu, Bhutan.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Sept 2 / 3 / 4)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 0955 to 1015 UT music
and talk with good signal during band scan 27 Aug.

4409.8  Radio Eco, Reyes, at 0105 to 0112 UT, locutor en espanol under
thunderstorm crackle 23 August, silent same time 24 Aug, 0025 UT noted in
Spanish fair signal 28 Aug. (XM & Wilkner)

4716.65  Radio Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, at 2330 to 2344 UT good signal with
music 24 Aug. (Wilkner & XM)

6105.48  Radio Panamericana, La Paz, at 1055 to 1110 UT weak signal noted
27 and 28 Aug; 1120 UT, surprised to hear it this late ... still audible
with Andean music 30 Aug. (Wilkner & XM)
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

BOSNIA   6100  International Radio Serbia (when there is noise sounds like
"International Radio Service" which isn't horribly helpful!) with English
YL/OM tx [talks or transmission??] re book the OM may have been the author
noise made it hard to follow! Getting better by 2118 UT into music. ID at
2127 UT including addresses and mention of Serbia, then IS at 2128 UT.
This should be getting better as the nights grow longer. 2+43+42+ at
2107-2128* UT on Aug 16.
(Ken Zichi-MI-USA, MARE Tipsheet 22 Aug via dxld)

BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY  [BIOT]  /  occupied? by USA.
4319u Diego Garcia. AFN at 2346 to 2355 UT with music per 'Mark Coady' tip
24 Aug, 0005 UT popular music just before ute began at 0006 UT on 29 Aug.

AFRTS QSL address from Diego Garcia, still valid ?  (wb.)

Naval Media Center Diego Garcia
PSC 466 Box 14
FPO AP 96595-0014, USA.

AFRTS QSL address from Key West FL-USA. Navy-call: NAR.
Technical Director
NACOMTELSTA JAX DET KW
P.O.Box 9045
Key West, FL 33040-9045, USA
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30, comment by wb.)

BULGARIA   The two frequencies earmarked for private stations in Bulgaria
are 963 kHz (not 828 kHz as reported last month) and 1161 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, Sept BrDXC-UK Communication magazine via dxld)

CANADA/NETHERLANDS   Canadian Forces Network Europe closure announcement.
Announcement on CFN Facebook group today.

Canadian Forces Network Europe
CFN Closure Announcement

As the result of a recent decision the Canadian Forces Network will end
broadcast service for good at the end of September 2014. The move comes as
a result of budgetary considerations across the Government of Canada.

If listeners have CFN stories or anecdotes they wish to share and have
read on air they can be e-mailed anytime to <info -at- cfneurope.com> or
you can post comme...nts to our Canadian Forces Network Europe Facebook
site.

The final broadcast will end at 12:00 CET on the 30th of Sept. I hope you
will tune in to join me in saying goodbye.

Olaf Guillaume
Network Manager CFN Europe
Directeur du Reseau RFC Europe
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK Sept 1)

Also CFN Europe - CFNB  Brunssum, The Netherlands location,
JFC Brunssum - 96.9 & 99.7 MHz.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Forces_Radio_and_Television>
<http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiot%C3%A9l%C3%A9vision_des_forces_canadiennes>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Joint_Force_Command_Brunssum>

CROATIA   VISITING RADIO RIJEKA: reports and photographs of a visit to
Radio Rijeka, that broadcasts also in Italian. In the article there are
photographs, stickers and recording of the last transmission on shortwave
Radio Rijeka. The article is available here:

UNA VISITA A RADIO RIJEKA su radioascolto
<http://blog.libero.it/radioascolto/12928461.html>
(Francesco Ceccone-ITA, noticiasdx yg via dxld Aug 27)

ETHIOPIA   fuer Thorsten's Afrikalist:
bei 7235.236 bis x.255 kHz, wandering 20-30 Hertz around, scheint
Aethiopien zu sein, fadet schoen herein und wird bestimmt noch heute Abend
staerker werden.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

Radio Ethiopia changes name to EBC.

As expected, Ethiopia's state broadcaster has now implemented the recent
law mandating a change in its name from the Ethiopian Radio and Television
Agency (ERTA) to the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC).

For some brief background, see

<www.ertagov.com/news/component/k2/item/3021-ebc-making-%E2%80%98paradigm-shift%E2%80%99.html>

and

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201407010695.html>

The TV and radio are now identifying themselves on air as "Ethiopian
Broadcasting Corporation" or "EBC", replacing the previous "ETV"
(Ethiopian Television) and "Radio Ethiopia".

(On an historical note, I remember them changing from "Voice of
Revolutionary Ethiopia" to "Voice of Ethiopia" in 1987, and then to "Radio
Ethiopia" in 1994!)
(Chris Greenway-UK, dxld Sept 1)

FRANCE   17850  QSL - Oromo Voice via Issoudun, F/D eQSL from TDF after
four days for March 2014 reception. V/s was
<marie-helene.havard - at- tdf.fr>

My original report sent to the station in March has thus far gone
unanswered. I have several QSLs to report this time. Most of them took a
long time to arrive, averaging about 1.5 years after sending my original
reports.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld Aug 26)

FRANCE   Test transmission of KBS World Radio in French from Sept 1 at
2000-2100 UT NF6145 ISS 250 kW 182 deg to NoWeAF, probably to replace
5950 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 27)

KBS Foreign relay services in winter schedule
9605 0100 0200 12,14,16   HRI 250 167  Spa         USA FCC
6045 0700 0800 28         WOF 250 105  Kor         G   BAB
9760 1100 1130 28NW       WOF 100 105  Eng DRM Sat G   BAB
7235 1800 1900 29N,29SE   WOF 250  75  Rus         G   BAB
5885 1900 2000 27,28      SOF 100 320  Eng         BUL SPC
5935 1900 2000 27,28      SOF 100 320  Eng         BUL SPC alternate
3955 2000 2100 28NW       WOF 250 114  Deu         G   BAB
5950 2000 2100 37S,38W,46 ISS 250 182  Fra         F   TDF
6145 2000 2100 37S,38W,46 ISS 250 182  Fra         F   TDF alternate
9840 2000 2100 37S        DHA 250 285  Ara         UAE BAB
3955 2100 2200 27SE,37E   WOF 250 114  Fra         G   BAB
3955 2200 2230 28NW       WOF 250 114  Eng         G   BAB

GERMANY   9835  QSL - HCJB via Nauen site, sent a nice eQSL for a December
2013 reception. My original postal report went unanswered, so I sent a
followup to info -at- hcjb.org  After exchanging a few emails with Rebecca
Gunzenhauser, I received the eQSL 193 days after the original report. I
have several QSLs to report this time. Most of them took a long time to
arrive, averaging about 1.5 years after sending my original reports.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld Aug 26)

GERMANY   1107  American Forces Network Kaiserslautern.

The transmitter closed on 31 August according to this source which gives
more details:
<http://voice.adobe.com/v/LGPqaAhvoaj>
(BrDXC-UK ng via Jurgen Bartels mwdx, Sept 5)

American Forces Network Reports on various newsgroups that AFN
Kaiserslautern on AM 1107 khz has now been shut down.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 5)

GERMANY/GDR HISTORY   Zeitschrift, Artikel: MW 1043/1044 kHz -
60 Jahre Grosssender {Dresden} Wildsdruff. (1954y Funkwerk Koepenick type)

Hallo die Runde,
heute ging das Heft 3/2014 der Quartalszeitschrift "Das Archiv" ein. Darin
ist ein fuenfseitiger Text-Bildbeitrag von Hajo Boehme enthalten. Der
Autor hatte frueher auf dem Gebiet des Funkwesens gearbeitet.

Am Ende des Artikels gibt es einen Hinweis auf den 2013 gegruendeten
Technikverein Sender-Wildsdruff e.V. Weiterhin sind Literaturangaben
enthalten, u.a.

Siegfried Hermann, Wolf Kahle, Joachim Kniestedt: Der deutsche Rundfunk,
Heidelberg 1994 und
Hagen Pfau: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Radio-Geschichten, Altenburg 2000.

Das Magazin fuer Post- und Telekommunikationsgeschichte ist in gut
sortierten Zeitungslaeden bzw. online erhaeltlich

<http://www.dgpt.org/de/heftinhalt.html&quid=12802>

vy 73
Reinhard Schmidt
Potsdam-Rehbruecke
Grundig SAT 700  (A-DX Aug 29)

GERMANY   Frankfurt am Main UKW 98.9 MHz.
<http://www.balkanfm.net/empfang.html>
mit viel multikultureller und moderner Musik!
(Jens F. Hofstadt-D, A-DX Aug 26)

Re: Frankfurt am Main UKW 98.9 MHz.
Hallo, ich habe mal bei der Hessischen Landesanstalt fuer privaten
Rundfunk und neue Medien - LPR Hessen nach diesem Programmanbieter
gesucht. Ich habe nichts gefunden. Es darf daher gezweifelt werden, ob der
Programmveranstalter eine entsprechende Zulassung hat.

Das Impressum weist aus einen
*Verein zur Foerderung der Integration und Kommunikation im Raum
Frankfurt*
Strahlenbergerstr. 123
63067 Offenbach

Die LPR kennt den Verein nicht. Jedenfalls habe ich keine Angaben auf
deren Internetseiten gefunden.
(Peter Janda-D  DL1YAK, A-DX Aug 26)

Sieht ja alles gut und schoen aus, aber trotz aller professionell
aufgezogener Webseite und den gemachten Empfangsbeobachtungen ist es
erstens absolut realitaetsfern, dass ein Sender in direkter Nachbarschaft
zum AFN-Sender auf dem Feldberg mit einem derart geringen Frequenzabstand
von 200 kHz lizenziert worden ist (abgesehen von dem - sollten die Angaben
des Betreibers stimmen - laecherlich geringen Entfernungsabstand zwischen
Roedelheim/Eschborn und dem Taunus-Hauptkamm) und zweitens scheint dieser
500-Watt-Brueller in keinem oeffentlich zugaenglichen Verzeichnis der
BNetzA auf. Da hat ein vermoegender Selbstdarsteller eine Spielwiese fuer
sich entdeckt und ich bleibe dabei: Das ist nie und nimmer ein legaler
Sender. Schaun 'mer einfach mal, was am kommenden Wochenende auf der 98,9
MHz abgeht.

Een Piraatje blijft een Piraatje :)
(Heinz Schulz, Frankfurt a.M.-Sachsenhausen, A-DX Aug 26)

GERMANY   630  Am 1. August 2014 wurde die 114 Meter hohe Antenne des
frueheren Mittelwellensenders Dannenberg {exSFB/NRD progrs} 630 kHz (1980-
1998) gesprengt. Eine dramatisch Musik-unterlegte Film- und Bilderstrecke
findet sich bei
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YKUytCaau4>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sep 1)

GERMANY   49mb - hobby broadcasts heute Morgen.

6149.995  Tentativelly Europa-24 - Der Funkfreund aus Datteln Ruhrpott ist
heute Morgen - ganz schwaches Signal - wieder auf Sendung. Nervige Pop
Maschinensound Musik um 0900 UT am 6. Sept. S=4 oder -98dBm ueber dem
Noise Rauschen. Und begleitet mit einem nervenden piepsenden wobbligen
Heterodyne Ton.

6190  HLR fast rauschfrei, gute Aussendung S=8 -76dBm.

6095  Die Dutchmen aus MBR Nauen, S=9+30dB oder -48dBm, mit einer
Lautstaerke auch fuer den Kuechen Henkelmann zu nutzen.

6070.010  Radio channel 292 oder wie immer das px heisst, aus Rohrbach
Waal in Bayern. Gerade so auf der Grasnarbe.

6005  Der Eifelfunk R700 Euskirchen aus Kall, S=8 oder -76dBm faires
Signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 6)

GERMANY   MVBR & HLR this weekend.
Saturday:
HLR as every Saturday

Sunday:
08-09 UTC, MV Baltic Radio with 100 kW on 6140 kHz
(10 years MV Baltic Radio, memories and Soundtracks)
{ ? or 09-10 UT ?, wb.}

09-10 UTC, MV Baltic Radio with 1 kW on 9485 kHz
(repeat broadcast)

E-mail:  <info -at- mvbalticradio.de>

11-15 UTC, HLR on 9485 KHz
E-mail: <redaktion -at- hamburger-lokalradio.de>
<redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de>
Thank you, Good Listening, 73s Tom
(Tom Taylor-D, hcdx Sept 5)

GERMANY   Deutschlandradio schaltet Langwelle ab - Ausbau von DAB+

Das Deutschlandradio will am 31.12.2014 seine Langwellensender abschalten.
Zum 31.12.2015 folgt die Mittelwelle. Das kuendigte Dr. Chris Weck,
Hauptabteilungsleiter Technik und Infrastruktur, im hauseigenen Magazin
des Senders an. Damit folge Deutschlandradio den Empfehlungen der
Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs (KEF). Weck empfiehlt allen
Kaeufern von Radios auf die Verfuegbarkeit von DAB+ zu achten.

Wenn alle dies taeten, haette bis 2025 jeder Haushalt statistisch gesehen
mindestens zwei Digitalradios, und auch die analoge UKW-Technik koenne
dann abgeschaltet werden. Das bundesweite Digitalradio-Sendernetz im Kanal
5C soll bis Ende 2014 auf rund 60 Sender ausgebaut werden, so Weck.

Bis Ende 2015 strebt Deutschlandradio nach wie vor rund 110 Sender an, was
allerdings von Verhandlungen mit dem Netzbetreiber und Privatradios
abhaengig ist.
<www.deutschlandradio.de>
(DLF, via Horst Weise-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 1)

Re: DLF / DLR - Das Ende naht!

Hallo, also irgendetwas scheint die KEF nicht verstanden zu haben:
Einerseits die LW/MW-Abschaltung zu fordern mit Hinweis auf die
Verfuegbarkeit der DAB-Technologie und andererseits aber die DAB-
Foerdermittel zu kuerzen. Zitat aus Wikipedia zum DLF:

"[...] Seit die KEF
<http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommission_zur_Ermittlung_des_Finanzbedarfs_der_Rundfunkanstalten>
die DAB-Foerdermittel zurueckgefahren hat, traegt der Deutschlandfunk die
zur DAB-Ausstrahlung faelligen Kosten aus dem eigenen Etat. [..]"

Und noch seltsamer: Als Anstalt, die keine Landesanstalt ist, sind dann
ausgerechnet die Laendermedienanstalten fuer die Frequenzzuteilungen
zustaendig?
(Peter Janda-D  DL1YAK, A-DX Sept 5)

Nach dieser PM habe ich beim DLF angefragt, ob man denn vor der
Abschaltung die DAB/UKW-Funkloecher stopfen will, durch die ich dienstlich
oefters fahre (Westerwald und Pfalz/Donnersbergkreis) und wegen derer ich
die Mittelwellen tatsaechlich oefters mal brauche.

Darauf kam die folgende Antwort; offenbar kamen mehrere solcher Anfragen
und der Text wird jedesmal angepasst (oder auch nicht), jedenfalls wurde
hier uebersehen, "Prignitz" durch "Westerwald" zu ersetzen ;)
(Eike Bierwirth-D, A-DX Sept 5)

Zitat vom DLF Was den schlechten Empfang - insbesondere auf den Autobahnen
- angeht, so bedauern wir ausserordentlich, dass wir Ihnen keine optimalen
Empfangsmoeglichkeiten bieten koennen, aber aufgrund des Medienrechts und
der Rundfunkhoheit der Laender werden die Entscheidungen ueber die
Frequenzvergabe, mithin die Zuweisung von Ausstrahlungs- und
Empfangsmoeglichkeiten von staatlichen Instanzen (Landesregierung,
Landesparlament) oder Landesmedienanstalten vorgenommen. Dort werden die
Belange des Deutschlandradio und seiner beiden Programme nicht immer in
dem Masse beruecksichtigt, wie wir es uns fuer unsere Hoererinnen und
Hoerer wuenschen.

Es stimmt, das Deutschlandradio wird voraussichtlich am 31.12.2014 seine
Langwellensender abschalten. Zum 31.12.2015 folgt die Mittelwelle. Damit
folge Deutschlandradio den Empfehlungen der Kommission zur Ermittlung des
Finanzbedarfs (KEF).

Somit verweise ich an dieser Stelle auf den Verbreitungsweg DABplus. In
der naechsten Ausbaustufe des DAB+ Sendernetzes werden wir als erstes
etwas fuer Versorgungsluecken innerhalb Deutschlands tun, die es leider
immer noch gibt. Daran anschliessend soll das Netz mit weiteren Sendern
verdichtet werden. Wann der DAB+-Empfang in Prignitz moeglich sein wird,
muss noch vereinbart werden und wird gewiss in der Presse veroeffentlicht.
Unsere Frequenzsuche unter
<http://www.deutschlandradio.de/frequenzen-suchen.212.de.html>
ermoeglicht Ihnen eine Informationsabfrage mittels Eingabe der
Postleitzahl oder des Ortsnamens.

Diese und viele weitere detaillierte Informationen zum Digitalradios
finden Sie auch auf unserer Internetseite unter folgender URL
bereitgestellt:
<http://www.digitalradio.de/index.php/de/>

GERMANY   Die Industrie freut sich, wenn die millionenfach verbreiteten
LW/MW/UKW Radios in die Tonne gekloppt werden und DAB Radios fuer Heim und
Autos angeschafft werden muessen.
(RZ electronicmecca, A-DX Sept 5)

Nun uebertreib mal nicht. Niemand muss etwas anschaffen, es gibt auch die
Moeglichkeit, auf den DLF zu verzichten oder ihn nur dort zu hoeren, wo er
eine gute UKW-Versorgung hat. Hier in Norddeutschland ist das ueberhaupt
kein Problem. Und in die Millionen geht die Hoererschaft auf Lang- und
Mittelwelle ja auch nicht. Stationaer geht es uebrigens auch noch via Web.

Dass auch ich es nicht fuer richtig halte, dem DLF die LW und MW
abzudrehen ist davon unbenommen. Denn auch als Autofahrer im angrenzenden
Ausland schaut man dumm aus der Waesche.
(Martin Elbe-D  DD9MW,  <http://home.wolfsburg.de/elbe/>  A-DX Sept 5)

Relevanz: DAB+ / UKW - Qualitaet
Wer auf die Landkarte schaut, sieht, dass Luebbecke am Wiehengebirge
liegt. Ca. 300m hoch, mein QTH ist am Nordhang auf halber Hoehe. Suedlich
des 'Gebirges' gibt es fuer DLF/DRadio Kultur nur schwache Fuellsender und
staendiges QRM vom Dudelfunk. Noerdlich empfange ich den DLF aus Bremen,
fast schon DX. Sehr schwankender Empfang. DRadio Kultur hat in Luebbecke
einen eigenen Fuellsender, das geht gut.

Will ich also DLF laenger hoeren, muss ich MW 549 kHz waehlen. Wird die LW
und MW abgschaltet kann ich den nationalen Rundfunk nicht mehr hoeren.
Dieses UKW System, das seit seiner Einfuehrung nicht mehr reformiert
wurde, ist marode.

Nicht ueberall ordentlich hoerbarer nationaler Rundfunk ist eine Schande.
Dafuer dann im Ruhrgebiet jeder Kanal des WDR auf 3-4 Frequenzen.

{gute Versorgung 5 Jahrzehnte im Zonenrandgebiet DDR bei Wolfsburg etc.}
Sachsen-Anhalt ist flach und hat mit dem Brocken und dem Petersberg
herausragende Senderstandorte. Deshalb geht es da so gut. Hier in OWL sind
wir dagegen am Rande der Welt.
(Hans-Juergen, DL4YBP, A-DX / net-radio July 12)

IFA - Radio 2014 - ausserdem noch im Bundesweiten Mux bei: DLR Dok & Deb.

<http://www.digitalradio.de/index.php/de/?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=74&tmpl=component>

"...Das IFA-Radio ist, nach einem Sendersuchlauf ab 5. September,
waehrend der IFA im Grossraum Berlin im Kanal 7D, und taeglich von 10 bis
13 Uhr bundesweit im Kanal 5C auf dem Sendeplatz von Deutschlandradio
Dokumente und Debatten.

...sowie online auf  <www.digitalradio.de>  zu hoeren ..."
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX Sept 5)

IFA - Radio 2014

<http://digitalradio.de/ifa-blog-2014/>

<http://www.digitalradio.de/digiplayer/nightly/player.php?layout=75>

Zur Zeit noch mit dem Px von Radio Eins. Ab 10.00 MESZ.
<http://rbb-mp3-event1-m.akacast.akamaistream.net/7/98/292098/v1/gnl.akacast.akamaistream.net/rbb_mp3_event1_m>   mp3 128 kbps

<http://www.rbb-online.de/unternehmen/der_rbb/meldungen-2014/der-rbb-auf-der-ifa-2014.html>

Radioeins beteiligt sich am IFA Radio.
Den Sound zur Funkausstellung liefert das IFA Radio - unterstuetzt von
Radioeins und Deutschlandradio Kultur. Aus dem glaesernen Studio in Halle
2.2 entsteht an allen Messetagen live von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr ein
abwechslungsreiches Wort-Musik-Programm. Die bekannten Radioeins-Stimmen
Anja Goerz und Joerg Wagner praesentieren gemeinsam mit den Netzexperten
Daniel Fiene und Richard Gutjahr in Interviews und Beitraegen
Informationen zum Digitalradio und alles Wissenwerte rund um die IFA.

Das IFA Radio ist, nach einem Sendersuchlauf ab 5. September, im
Digitalradio-Empfangsgebiet des rbb auf Kanal 7D sowie online auf
<www.digitalradio.de> zu hoeren.

<http://www.ukwtv.de/cms/deutschland-dab/berlin-brandenburg-dab.html>

7D: DR Berlin rbb K7

oeffentlich-rechtlich
Antenne 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
RadioBERLIN 88 8 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
radioeins 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
Fritz 88 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
kulturradio 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
Inforadio 64 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v2 Parametric Stereo
FH Europa 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
BR-Klassik 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
Bayern 2 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
WDR2 80 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
SWR3 88 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
MDR JUMP 88 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo
IFA-RADIO 96 kbps DAB+/HE-AAC v1 Stereo < rbb EPG 16 kbps Packet Data
rbb TPEG 8 kbps Packet Data

Standort ERP [kW] Pol. gepl. Anmerkungen
Berlin/Alexanderplatz 10 h
Berlin/Scholzplatz 10 h
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX Sept 5)

see also below under - SWITZERLAND   Re: Das DLF/DLR LW/MW Ende naht!

GERMANY   Das Rundfunkmuseum der Stadt Fuerth (Kurgartenstr. 37a, 90762
Fuerth) veranstaltet am 21. September (Sonntag) wieder seine beliebte
Radioboerse. In diesem Jahr findet sie ab 9.00 Uhr MESZ / CEST an einem
neuen Veranstaltungsort auf dem Parkplatz direkt beim Museum statt.

Am Sonntag den 21. September 2014, ab 9.00 Uhr MESZ / CEST,
Aufbau fuer Aussteller ab 8.00 Uhr MESZ / CEST.

Ein eigener Verkaufsstand fuer 15,00 EUR (Aufbau ab 8.00, Wetterschutz
mitbedenken) soll bis zum 9. September unter der Rufnummer 0911-7568110
angemeldet werden. Es gibt allerdings keine Platzreservierung. Essen und
Trinken sind in der Cafeteria des Museums erhaeltlich. Das Museum hat ab
9.00 Uhr geoeffnet. Das Museum bietet ebenfalls Geraete zum Verkauf an.
(Werner Lindner-D Aug 10; via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sep 1)

GREECE   9420  on Aug 31 at 0113 UT, ERTOpen is on, VG with Greek music,
and no QRM from Iran, q.v., which has moved to 9510 kHz; but not on 9935
kHz for a change; not heard on 15630, 15650 kHz tho one could have been on
air and not propagating. Not on 7450 or 7475 kHz which would have been
heard if on; last frequency checked, 11645 kHz, finds ERTOpen // on this
one, oddly for this daypart, fair but with very heavy flutter.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx Aug 31)

Probably Avlis Greece ERT-open rebells on duty on the TX transmission
center this morning. Heard EMPTY carrier on all three channels, when
checked at 0840 UT on Aug 31. Greek program heard in 09-10 UT slot.

 9420.004
11645.003
15630.035 kHz signals heard all over European posts.

... and now ERT-open real on air, when checked at 18 UT Aug 31
 9420.004 QRM IRIB Iran co-channel.
 9935.003
15650.034 kHz signals heard all over European posts.

[later]  At 1650 UT on Sept 2nd ERT-open ON AIR, 9420, 9935,
and 15650 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 31 / Sept 2)

INDIA   AIR Special broadcast for Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The sked
of AIR's Special broadcast for Indian Haj Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia in Urdu
this year is as follows:

6 Sept to 4 Nov 2014, 0530-0600 UT
11670 Aligarh 250 kW
15210 Panaji  250 kW
15770 Delhi   250 kW
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia Sept 1)

INDONESIA   3325  RRI Palangkaraya. For all of August they played the
patriotic song "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku" at the end of the 1200 UT Jakarta
news, as they normally do during the month of their independence, so Sept
1 was expecting the return of the patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri", but they
surprised me by playing the patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila". Not very
often that they play this song, so was a treat to hear it again at 1233;
news and "Garuda Pancasila" // RRI Wamena (4869.90 kHz). BTW -  RRI
Makassar (4749.96 kHz) remains silent.

9525.89, VOI. Recent anomalies with their language schedule:

1050 UT, Aug 28, in French instead of English.

1220 UT, Aug 30, in English instead of Japanese; "Today in History,"
"Indonesian Wonders," etc.; had changed to Japanese by 1234 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

IRAN   9510, on Aug 31 at 0112 UT, something new here, sounds Arabic, very
poor. Not in Aoki, but HFCC shows IRIB just started an Arabic broadcast
from Aug 30 at 0030-0230 UT, 500 kW, 289 degrees from Zahedan. This
replaces the last two hours of the 9420 kHz transmission which remains at
1630-0030 UT escaping some of the Greece QRM, so that's now in the clear
when on; and 9510 kHz is also much weaker than 9500 kHz OMAN, q.v.

9420  on Aug 31 at 0113 UT, ERT-open is on, VG with Greek music, and no
QRM from Iran, q.v., which has moved to 9510 kHz; but not on 9935 kHz for
a change; not heard on 15630, 15650 kHz tho one could have been on air and
not propagating. Not on 7450 or 7475 kHz which would have been heard if
on; last frequency checked, 11645 kHz, finds ERT-open // on this one,
oddly for this daypart, fair but with very heavy flutter.

12025  on Aug 31 at 0117 UT, VRII Spanish, music, // 9860 kHz; modulation
sounds quite different on these two, tho both listed as Kamalabad; fair
signals.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx Aug 31)

IRELAND/SOUTH AFRICA/UK   RT+ SW bcast to Africa 7 Sept for Hurling Final

Wherever you are in the world this weekend, you can follow all the action
in this year's All-Ireland Hurling Final with RT+ Sport. On TV with RT+
television, online via RT+ Player, worldwide with GAAGO, on your mobile
device with RT+.ie and via shortwave to Africa with RT+ Radio, there are
no shortage of ways to access the centrepiece of the hurling season.
RT+.ie will have previews, reviews and analysis from the top GAA analysts,
features, live TV and Radio streaming, player and manager interviews and a
live text tracker to keep you right up to date with events in Croke Park.

On TV, Michael Lyster and guests will be live from Croke Park at 1400
Irish time. Sunday Sport on RT+ Radio will be live from 1300 - starting
with commentary on the All-Ireland minor final.

In Africa, where many Irish people live and work, often in relative
isolation with poor communications, RT+ is providing special transmissions
on shortwave radio.

Throw-in 1430 UT
Southern Africa 5925 kHz 1400 to 1900  Meyerton Sentec-AFS
East Africa     9590 kHz 1500 to 2000  Meyerton Sentec-AFS
West Africa    17685 kHz 1400 to 1900  Woofferton-UK

<http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2014/0905/641633-all-ireland-final/>
(In the past some QSL cards have been issued - Mike Terry-UK)

Sunday Sport on RT+ Radio 1 will be live from 2pm for coverage of the All-
Ireland final.

A specially extended programme on RT+ Radio 1 Extra on Longwave will be
live from 1300 for full commentary on the All-Ireland minor final (throw-
in 1315).

RT+ Raidió na Gaeltachta will also have match coverage on the big day on
Spórt on Lae from 1315 and will have further reaction on Spórt an
Domhnaigh from 1900.

All radio streams will be available worldwide on RT+.ie.

Ireland: At home, audiences can listen as usual to the GAA finals on RT+
Radio 1 FM, DAB, RT+.ie and on Longwave 252 kHz.

Britain: Across most of Britain, listeners can receive our coverage on
Long Wave 252 kHz. In addition RT+ Radio 1 is available on the UK free to
air satellite platform Freesat on channel 750.

RT+.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís +ireann, Ireland's National
Public Service Broadcaster. RT+, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 5)

ITALY   1350 MW, R AM 1386 from north Milano area is testing also on 1350
MW to try to avoid the 1386 MW interferences at evening from Lithuania.
Tests at Sa/Su 0800-0845 and 2000-2045 UT. The programme is the complete
version of the "Studio DX" , usually transmitted every Sunday on 9790 kHz
from Nauen at 0900 UT, edited by Roberto Scaglione of BCL NEWS.

Reception reports welcome to E-mail:  <info -at- bclnews.it>
(Dario Monferini-ITA, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 3)

LATVIA/RUSSIA   Soviet Jammers From Latvia.

Not all of the Soviet jamming originated from Russia, their replublics
also hosted jammers, and whata?Ts more some were made in the USA. The
Latvian History blog carries this interesting story. They also make the
comment that the jammers blocked transmissions from Soviet-friendly states
as well. From the same site, there are interesting blogs on Nazi radio
propaganda during WW2 and Latvian-made valve radios.
(Paul Ormandy-NZL  New Zealand Radio DX League, RUSdx Aug 31)

So if anyone would like to contribute or correct the information, please
use the

Comments box below the article or e-mail me directly
<ormandy -at- orcon.net.nz>

<http://www.radiodx.com/articles/station-profiles/europe/russian-independent-sw-stations-1991-96/>

Have a look around radiodx.com while you're there. Enjoy!. Cheers, Paul
(Paul Ormandy-NZL  New Zealand Radio DX League, RUSdx Aug 31)

LESOTHO   Der staatliche Jugendsender "Ultimate Radio. The Heartbeat of
the Kingdom" wird auf UKW 99,8 MHz (Maseru, Morija, Roma, Ty) sowie den
Mittelwellen 891 und 1197 kHz ausgestrahlt.

Die Mittelwelle 1197 kHz, die bis 1999 fuer den BBC World Service und
spaeter bis 2012 fuer LM Radio und Family Radio eingesetzt wurde, wird im
WRTH 2014 verzeichnet, nicht aber bei <www.lnbs.org.ls/radio/radio.php>
auf der auch hinsichtlich der bei
<www.lnbs.org.ls/radio/radioles.php>  bzw. /ultimatefm.php angegebenen
Privatsender veralteten Website der Lesotho National Broadcasting
Services.

Diese Website mit Copyright 2013, die in anderen Inhalten durchaus
aktualisiert wird, findet sich nicht im WRTH, wohl aber <www.gov.ls> , wo
auch rechts unten auch die Webstreams beider Programme aufgefuehrt werden.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sep 1)

MALAYSIA   As of Sept 1, both Traxx FM (7295 kHz) and Asyik FM (6050 kHz)
remain off the air, while all the other RTM SW stations are normal. Was
disappointed on Aug 31 to find nothing special going on for their Merdeka/
Independence Day; in fact Asyik FM and Traxx FM off the air that day.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

MARIANA ISL  [Tinian]  {to BURMYANMAR}  9335 // 13870 kHz on Sept 5 at
1322 UT, RFA Burmese with expressive and emphatic OM speech, mixed music
bits, with 13870 kHz a few seconds ahead of 9335 kHz, 279deg, westward
from TINIAN, yet good signal here on both, way off-beam, howcum? Pipeline
from the NMI? Or wrong azimuth? Farthest up their antennas go is 333
degrees for Korean, and there's no target directly opposite from here.

With news that Democratic Voice of Burma will be closing SW at end of
October its ethnic language services (but now about plain old Burmese?),
we wonder how much if any of the RFA Burmese service is really in minority
languages? which seem to be more in need of surrogate service than the
majority. Christian broadcasters are well aware of this, e.g. multilingual
RBA (aren't there enough religions in Myanmar already?)

Maybe explained somewhere on the RFA Burmese website but not in English:
<http://www.rfa.org/burmese/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 5)

Re: [INTRUDER ALERT]  TIN-MRA 21345 kHz.

21445.0 spurious -> Radio Free Asia on 21455.0 and spurious from Chinese
jammer +/- 10 kHz. (daily 1000-1100 UT)
(DK2OM - Wolf,  <intruderalert -at- iaru-r1.org>  Sept 2)

Wolf, US propaganda RFA stn from Tinian-MRA registered only Tuesdays on
21455 kHz, on other days of the week hopping to other channels in 13 m BC
band.

3 = Tue in Aoki Nagoya list:
21455 * R.FREE ASIA 1000-1100 ..3.... Tibetan 250 295 Tinian Isl MRA
IBB/RFA4

RFA Tibetan via Tinian-MRA, 10-11 UT, days change too:
Sun 21475, Mon 21465, Tue 21455, Wed 21525, Thu 21505, Fri 21495, Sat
21485
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

MICRONESIA   4755.56  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia]
PMA - Pacific Missionary Aviati, Pohnpei, The Cross Radio.

4755.56  also heard at 1156 UT, Aug 20, hymns, talk through top-of-the-
hour and then more Christian music, 25242.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 3)

At the same time heard 1151-1252 UT, Aug 27, with their malfunctioning
DTMF tones; at 1155 UT heard what sounded like DTMF tones followed by ID
and local time check; mostly religious songs, but also many one minute
religious spots; 1208 and 1249 UT James Dobson with spots for "Focus on
the Family". Running well past their usual sign off time. Aug 25 gone by
1144 UT; Aug 26 off by 1153 UT. Manually erratically turning off the
transmitter!

Through Sept 1, they continue to daily have very different closing times.

Sept 1, tuned in at 1125 UT to find them already off the air.

Aug 31, at 1155 UT with DTMF tones immediately followed by ID ("88.5 FM
and it is eleven o'clock"); so Glenn's reception missed the tones by one
minute, which are now heard daily, when they are still on at that time;
1200 UT and again at 1208 UT with inspirational one minute spot with
"Insight for Living" with Chuck Swindoll <www.insight.org> "); 1204 and
1219 UT with one minute of James Dobson's "Focus on the Family"; still on
at 1328 UT (running very late!).

Aug 30, at 1155 UT usual DTMF tones/ID; 1159 UT inspirational minute by
Joni Eareckson Tada.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 20 / Sept 2)

MYANMAR   today Aug 29 around 1425 UT heard three channels of Myanmar
Radio.
5985.247 kHz measured, heard male voice program, and very same program
content on 7200.000 kHz, but different program on

5915.0 kHz,  at 1420-1445 UT, latter signal strength S=9 or -73dBm on
remote SDR unit at Brisbane Queensland Australia downunder.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

NETHERLANDS  [history]  Radio Nederland videos on YouTube.

Videos about Radio Nederland Wereldomroep from 1955, 1959, 1961, 1968 and
1972. Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid

View on <www.youtube.com>
<https://www.youtube.com/user/BeeldenGeluid/search?query=wereldomroep>

Beeld en Geluid beheert een archief met meer dan 750.000 uur radio,
televisie, film en muziek. Op dit kanaal vindt u thematisch op onderwerp
geordende af...
(Mike Barraclough-UK, dxld Sept 1)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260  NBC Madang, at 1204* UT on Sept 1. Currently the
strongest NBC station. Aug 30 with 1211* UT.

3275  NBC Southern Highlands, off about 1202 UT, Sept 1. The weakest of
all the NBC stations. Aug 30 off between 1213-1217 UT.

3274.99  NBC Southern Highlands, Mendi (presumed reactivated). Continues
to be heard, but their sign off is much earlier now; Aug 26 with 1145* UT
and Aug 27 with 1147* UT; often just above threshold level; the weakest of
all the NBC stations.

3385  NBC East New Britain, Rabaul. Since Aug 29, the day of the eruption
of the Tavurvur volcano, this station has been silent, through to Sept 1.

3385 being the best and then comes 3260. Silent are 3205, 3235,
and 3905 kHz.

A bit of volcanic history should be remembered here. In 1994, both the
Vulcan and Tavurvur volcanoes erupted, destroying a major portion of
Rabaul, which at the time was the provincial capital of ENB. As a result
the capital of ENB was moved to it present location at Kokopo.

The NBC website has finally been updated -  <http://nbc.com.pg/>
with nice interactive map of their stations.

BTW - Just for the record, I routinely check for the return of Radio Fly
(3915 and 5960 kHz) and both continue their long standing absence.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 26 / Sept 2)

3385  NBC East New Britain, Rabaul, at 1227-1232* UT on Aug 20, pop music,
announcer in Tok Pisin, except string of advts at 1228 UT were in English,
off at 1232 UT mid-song, 35343.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 3)

PERU   6173.9  Radio Twantinsuyo OAX7C Cusco-PRU, on Sept 1 from 1013 UT
tune with non-stop man ancr to tune-out at 1043 UT but increasing noise
lvl and fading after 1035 UT. Many mentions of "Radio Twantinsuyo" and
Cusco, otherwise could not discern what kind of program. SINPO 35343.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 1)

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto-PRU, at 0940 to 1000 UT, vocalist
with Andean music good signal, 23 Aug.

6173.9  Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cusco-PRU, at 1030 to 1047 UT in Spanish ...
narrow filter lsb needed and then only fair signal, 29 Aug.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

4747.61  R. Huanta Dos Mil, Huanta-PRU. Noted this high (previously
4747.1v) at 1030 UT with talk, excited canned announcements, IDs and
music. Excellent signal on Aug 2, best signal in a long while.

5980  R. Chaski, Urubamba, Cusco-PRU. Nice clear uninterrupted signal
1055 UT with instrumental flute music, ID and announcements at 1100 UT,
then into light orchestral and choral music. Preaching at 1117 UT.
Best I've heard this in a long time, Aug 2.

6173.86  R. Tawantinsuyo, Cusco-PRU. Nice signal on a good Peruvian night
at 1125 with Andean-style music programming. Usual QRM from CNR 1 on 6175
kHz, so best heard in LSB with filters, Aug 2.
(Rob Wagner-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ADXN direct and via dxld)

PERU   9675  Radio Del Pacifico,in // with  MW 640 kHz,
hrd at around 1500 UT.
(Alfredo Canote-PRU, via condiglist yg via Nigro-URG, DXplorer Sept 5)

PHILIPPINES/TAIWAN   Frequency change of Radio Free Sarawak from Sept 2
[SARAWAK] Frequency change of R. Free Sarawak in Iban Mon-Sat from Sept 2
1100-1145 NF15430 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS, ex15425 June 23-Aug 30
1100-1230 NF15430 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS, ex15425 June 23-Aug 30
1145-1230 NF15420 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS, ex15425 June 23-Aug 30
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

Ivo, - I've my doubts about the given Taiwanese Tanshui relay site,
given for Malaysia's opposition program RFS.

WRN brokery shows PUG Palauig The Philippines instead,
is that a veiled entry to replace for real Tanshui TWN?

WRN broker frequency list
17860 1100 1200 49NE  DB  200 125 238 1234567 Lao     TJK WRN
15420 1100 1300 54NE  PUG 125 222 146 1234567 Eng     PHL WRN <<<<<<<<<<<
15430 1100 1300 54NE  PUG 125 222 146 1234567 Eng     PHL WRN <<<<<<<<<<<
 9320 1230 1330 44NE  TAC 100  76 902 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
11570 1230 1430 44NE  TAC 100  76 902 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
11860 1300 1400 44NE  PUG 125  10 215 1234567 Kor     PHL WRN
 7590 1300 1430 44NE  TAC 100  71 618 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
 7555 1300 1500 44NE  TAC 100  70 238 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
15630 1300 1500 44NE  DB  100  71 618 1234567 Kor     TJK WRN reserve
11860 1400 1430 44NE  PUG 125  10 215 1...... Kor     PHL WRN
 7595 1430 1530 44NE  TAC 100  71 618 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
 9500 1430 1530 44NE  PUG 125  10 215 1234567 Kor     PHL WRN
11695 1430 1530 44NE  PUG 125  10 215 1234567 Kor     PHL WRN
11570 1430 1630 44NE  DB  200  71 218 1234567 Kor     TJK WRN reserve
 7550 1500 1600 44NE  TAC 100  70 238 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
 7540 1530 1630 44NE  DB  200  71 218 1234567 Kor     TJK WRN
 9515 1530 1630 44NE  TAC 100  76 902 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN
15515 1530 1700 40    ISS 500  91 205 1234567 Mul     F   MBR X.iraf
 7505 1600 1730 44NE  TAC 100  76 902 123456. Kor     UZB WRN
 7515 1600 1730 44NE  TAC 100  71 618 123456. Kor     UZB WRN
 9900 1600 1730 44NE  TAC 100  76 902 1234567 Kor     UZB WRN reserve
15680 1630 1700 40    ISS 500  91 217 1234567 Mul     F   MBR A.iraf
 7550 1700 1730 40    KCH 100 100 216 .2...6. Far     MDA WRN
11560 1700 1800 48NW  SOF  50 156 216 1234567 Eri     BUL WRN
11855 1700 1800 48NW  SOF  50 156 216 1234567 Eri     BUL WRN
 5870 1900 2000 27,28 SOF 100 320 618 1234567 Eng DRM BUL SPC
 5920 1900 2000 27,28 SOF 100 320 618 1234567 Eng DRM BUL SPC
 7375 1900 2000 44NE  DB  100  71 618 1234567 Kor     TJK WRN
 7375 2000 2030 44NE  DB  100  71 618 ......7 Kor     TJK WRN
 7505 2000 2100 44NE  DB  100  71 618 1234567 Kor     TJK WRN reserve
 7460 2300 2330 49NE  TAC 100 123 902 1234567 Lao     UZB WRN
 7500 2300 2330 49NE  TAC 100 123 902 1234567 Lao     UZB WRN reserve
 9445 2300 2330 49NE  DB  200 125 238 1234567 Lao     TJK WRN
 9940 2300 2330 49NE  TAC 100 123 902 1234567 Lao     UZB WRN
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2

RUSSIA/MOLDOVA    7325  Received QSL-cards for admission Radio Adygea from
KRTPTS - Krasnodar Regional radiotetevizionny Broadcasting Center.
Transmitter: pos.Oktyabrsky, Tbilisi area, Krasnodar Krai.
On 11 Aug 2014, at 1700-1757 UT, 7325 kHz, tx RW-688, 100 kW, Antenna SGD
4x4RA, Azimuth of 188 degrees.

Mailing address: Russia 350038, Krasnodar, ul. Radio, 3-A, KRTPTS
Enclosed in an envelope color photo calendar KRTPTS antenna.
(Editor, RUSdx Aug 31)

In A-14 on 7325 kHz channel, but in B-14 winter season on 6005 kHz
instead:
6005 kHz 1400-1800 UT, zones 39,40, ARMavir, 100kW 188deg 0 ant#218 daily,
RUS VOR GFC.

[MOLDOVA - Pridnestrovie - PMR Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic]
Re: QSL Vesti FM/RTRN Krasnodar 1089 kHz.
Servus Harald ! Am 31.08.2014 schrieb adxb suess:
Hi, gilt diese mail-adresse auch fuer den Sender Moldawien 1413 kHz ?

Nein. Das ist die Adresse eines Technikers des Sendezentrums in Krasnodar.

1413 kHz Grigoriopol/Maiac habe ich gestern mal ausprobiert. Vom dortigen
Sendezentrum gab's nach einem Tag auch eine detailierte QSL (jpg-File mit
Ansicht der Antennenanlage) - und zwar von:

<prtc -at- idknet.com>
v/s Sergey Omelchenko, Technical Director of Pridnestrovskiy
Radioteletsentr, Grigoriopol, Pridnestrovie - PMR Pridnestrovian Moldavian
Republic.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX Sept 1)

RUSSIA    New Zealand Radio DX League - Paul Ormandy.
Russian Independent SW Stations 1991-96.

Hi all, Have a last managed to compile the nucleus of an article I'd been
planning to do for some time. Winter is a great season for sitting in
front of the fire and catching up on articles, after all radio conditions
are poor in the evenings and its very cold in the shack! The article is
Russian Independent SW Stations 1991-1996. By going through the DXTimes
magazines conveniently and kindly scanned by Chris Mackerell, I have
created an outline which needs some filler. So if anyone would like to
contribute or correct the information, please use the

Comments box below the article or e-mail me directly
<ormandy -at- orcon.net.nz>

<http://www.radiodx.com/articles/station-profiles/europe/russian-independent-sw-stations-1991-96/>

Have a look around radiodx.com while you're there. Enjoy!. Cheers, Paul
(Paul Ormandy-NZL  New Zealand Radio DX League, RUSdx Aug 31)

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, groups within the new
Russian "Commonwealth of Independent States" seized the opportunity to
have a global voice: enter shortwave. Few in the DX world could have
predicted the boom in independent shortwave broadcasting and it made good
sport for DXers, as most were using relatively low-powered transmitters,
some using former Cold War jammer transmitters.

Using the DX Times as a reference source, the first mention of the newly
deregulated Russian broadcasting scene appeared in the October 1991
magazine with a reference to radio station Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow).
In the same issue Radio Vedo in Volgograd was reported signing on.

Soon after, another broadcaster appeared, with Radio Ala in St. Petersburg
(formerly Leningrad) playing traditional Russian folk music. The right-
wing Russian nationalist station, Radio Pamyat appeared in print early
1992, one of their programs was called "Fatherland, Memory & You". Around
the same time Radio Rezonans, a station aiming at the new Russian business
market signed on. Broadcasting from Ostankino, they carried ads in several
languages.

On February 23 1992, Radio Galaxy signed on from Moscow. This new
commercial station even carried 3 hours a day in English and in May were
palying Russian music and all announcements were in English.

In the April DXT, a list compiled by John Fisher of DX Ontario was
reprinted with many more broadcasters taking to air. They include Radio
Studia Dvizhenie ("Traffic Radio"), Radio Samara in Togliatti, Radio
Tartar in Kazan, Radio Kudymkar in Yekaterinburg, Marly Radio in Yoshkar
Ala, Radio Polis in St. Petersburg, Radio Perm in Yekaterinburg Radio
Dalny Vostok, Radiostansiya Novaya Volna ("New Wave") in Novisibirsk,
Adygey Radio in Maykop and Kabardino-Balkar Radio in Nalchik.

In the May DXT, Radio Space gets its first mention, the station's name was
given in English as were some of the program titles. In the same month
Radio Polyus entered the fray. The following month they were joined by
Radio Trekfrom Yekaterinburg and Radio Art.

June saw first reports of Russian orthodox sender Radio Stansiya Radonez
hand Radio Alef, ("alef" is the Hebrew pronunciation of the letter "A")
with announcements in Russian and Hebrew. Radio Yunost a youth-oriented
station had been on-air since 1962 before adding SW transmitters in
Murmansk and Samara.

Another new SW broadcaster as was Radio SNC with rock, pop and punk music,
taking its name from the Stas Nanin Center, (Stas Nanin was a famous
Russian rock promoter). Radio Without Borders International came to air
with reportedly just 100W and may have been unlicenced. Radio Shark (in
Turkish, "Radio East") in Ufa, Bashkortostan first appeared around the
same time.

The following months saw Radio Yakutsk in the DX press and the launch of
one of the best-known stations, Radio Nadezhda (Radio Hope) whose target
audience were women, including programs on family issues. Radio Alpha &
Omega also commenced broadcasting around this time, one of the few
Christian religious stations from Russia.

In September, Radio Bereyzovo using a former jammer transmitter from
Kahnty-Mansyisk was first reported, along with Islamist voice Rukhi Meroc
(Tatar for "spiritual healing") and Radio Chita. Others noted were Radio
Maykop in Agydey language and Radio 101. Next month, Radio M and Radio N
appeared from Yekaterinberg sharing the same transmitter.

November saw Radio 7 using an ex-jammer transmitter from Samara along with
a real mouthful for non-Russian speakers Radiostansiya Russkogo
Patriotcheskogo Dvizheniya ("Radio Station of the Russian Patriotic
Movement"), also known as Radio Blagovest, from the city of Irkutsk. They
were joined by Radio Unis in Moscow and Russkoye Khristianskoye Radio
("Russian Christian Radio"). Soon after Radiostansiya Omega came to air
also with 15 kW from a presuem ex-jammer. In early 1993 Radio Diapazon
made its SW debut as did Radio Centr, hiring transmitter-time from Radio
Moscow made their SW debuts.

Then in May 1993, it was reported that Radio Art and Radio Ala had ceased
broadcasting, presaging then end of a hectic 18 months in the new history
of broadcasting in Russia.

Whilst some failed, some grew stronger. Radio Nadezhda had added more
broadcast hours from more sites and Radio Galaxy commenced a DX program,
hired time on a 250 kW transmitter and started international broadcasts to
Western Europe. During the year more new stations came on, Radio Mika M-4,
Radio Titan Kompani (part-relay Radio Shark) with another re-purposed 15
kW sender and Radio Raketa at Grozny on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

In September U Radio from Moscow was irregularly heard. More new stations
followed, like Radio Ves Irkutsk and Radiochannel Uralskiy Commercheskiy
Vestnik ("Ural Commercial Herald") along with Radio Mir ("Radio Peace").

In 1994, Islamic station Radio Al-Risalah commenced from Moscow, hiring
airtime from Radio Moscow and the Bolshakovo, Kaliningrad station.
Radiostantsiya Lena described as a music and informational station,
signed-on from Yakutsk. Late in the year, Radio Samorodinka in the Moscow
region, announcing itself as a "private non-commercial program of
authorised radio broadcasting" arrived on SW. Around this time, Radio
Moscow renamed itself as the Voice of Russia.

In June 1995, it was reported that Radio Nadezhda stopped broadcasting on
shortwave and only broadcasting around the local Moscow area. Nadezhda had
become the largest-scale independent broadcaster of the era. Then in May
1996, it was reported that they'd returned to SW on a single frequency.

Another station with Islamic programming was reported in September 1996,
Islamskaya Volna ("Islamic Wave") from the Moscow Islamic Centre carried
broadcats in Russian, Arabic and Tatar and directed some broadcasts to the
Middle East.

There were no further reports on any independent broadcasters for the rest
of the year.

Most of the above stations only lasted a short time. Some closed
altogether, some moved to FM, some to the internet and a few are still on
the air. So ended another interesting chapter in the world of DXing.

Reader contributions, corrections, images and additional information on
these stations is very appreciated. In particular, what groups or
interests these stations represented and what happened to them. Please use
the Comments box below,

<http://www.radiodx.com/articles/station-profiles/europe/russian-independent-sw-stations-1991-96/>
(via RUSdx Aug 31)

RUSSIA/PHILIPPINES/USA   Radio station "Teos" updated site design:
<http://s.radioteos.ru/>
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx Aug 31)

Radio "Teos", St. Petersburg, MW 1089 kHz, 20 kW, 0300-1900 UT
(05-13 Mon-Fri only, see below!)
Location: St. Petersburg, ul. Michurinskaya 14 / 3-78
Address for correspondence: Russia 190000, St. Petersburg, Box 110
E-mail: <spb -at- radioteos.ru>
Tel. / Fax: 8 (812) 498-04-83

Radio "Teos", Moscow, MW 1134 kHz, 5 kW, with 0300-1900 UT, (daily)
Address: Russia 123298, Moscow, ul. Berzarina, d. 16
E-mail: <Moscow -at- radioteos.ru>
Tel. / Fax: 8 (499) 197-05-66

Radio "Teos", Khabarovsk, MW 1188 kHz, 5 kW, 0700-1000 UT
Address: Russia 680030, Khabarovsk, ul.Pavlovicha, 3-b
Tel. / Fax: 7 (4212) 450604

FEBC - Radio Teos, SW 11650 kHz (Bocaue, Philippines), 100 kW, 323 degr
azimuth. 1500-1530 (daily), 1530-1600 (Mon-Sat) UT.
Address: FEBC Philippines, 62 Karuhatan Road, 1441 Valenzuela City,
Philippines
E-mail: <info -at- febc.org.ph>
Address: FEBC Russian Ministries, P.O.Box 1, La Mirada, CA 90637, USA
E-mail: <febc -at- febc.org>
( <http://s.radioteos.ru/contacts.html>  Radio in Russian" Spring/Fall
2014,
RUSdx Aug 31)

And here another sad news. Radio Teos, which broadcasts on 1089 kHz, in
St. Petersburg, has also reduced their broadcasts, and the new
transmission times are - 0500-1300 UT and only on Mondays to Fridays.
No more broadcasts on weekends. 73!
(Ivan Lebedevsky, St. P-RUS, mwmasts yg via dxld)

SAUDI ARABIA   1521 kHz MW.
Hi Ben, do you happen to know if 2 megawatt Duba on 1521 is direxional,
and if so would the pattern account for the lack of reception further
north?
(Glenn to Ben Dawson-WA-USA, dxld Aug 27)

Yes it is. Here is the radiation pattern data from the ITU GE-75
Database record:

GE75GE75/075008695
Region 1
Geographic Area  ARS
Transmitting Antenna Site Name  DUBA
Longitude  35deg 36' 0" E
Latitude   27deg 25' 0" N

Assigned Frequency (kHz) 1521
Ground Conductivity(mS/m) 10
Syncronization Network
Noise Zone A

Night Time Operation
Hours of operation  1500-0300

Carrier Power (kW) 2000
Bandwidth (kHz) 9
Antenna Type B
Class of Emission A3E
Transmission System  ANALOG
Adjacent Protection Ratio (dB) 5

Azimuth of Maximum Radiation(deg) 296
Maximum Radiation (dB) 41.0103

Gain Horizontal Component (dB)

000  -8
010  -8
020  -12
030  -15
040  -15
050  -15
060  -15
070  -15
080  -15
090  -15
100  -15
110  -15
120  -15
130  -15
140  -15
150  -15
160  -15
170  -15
180  -15
190  -15
200  -15
210  -12
220  -8
230  -8
240  -3
250   1
260   4
270   6
280   7
290   8
300   7
310   6
320   4
330   1
340  -3
350  -8

Given the radiation pattern, and what I know of the Saudi very high power
installations, I would suspect that this is one of the six-tower "sideways
Yagis" or "half-Yagis" that were promoted for use by Eubank, Preece. They
are very high gain, but very narrow bandwidth, and are not a very good
design in my view.

I looked on Google Earth, but I can't spot it: the coordinates in the ITU
database are only to the nearest minute, which makes it tough to find in a
place that is mostly sandy and brown. The ones in Saudi were from
Continental Electronics, but Marconi installed some in other places. The
Marconi one in Qatar is now dismantled. There reportedly was one in
Swaziland, too.
(Ben Dawson-WA-USA, dxld Aug 27)

Ben, Tnx. Could you explain in layman's terms how the dB figures relate?
the max gain at 296 degrees is 41 dB, but the figures at the bottom every
10 degrees don't match, circa +8 at that azimuth. Also what would be the
ERP at max?

What would be the ERP toward Boston 313 degrees, Enid 325 degrees, Calgary
340 degrees? Or the percentage compared to 296 (which hits eastern tip of
Cuba). If it were non-D, the figures would all be 0 in all direxions,
right? Everybody would be getting 2 megawatts worth. Tnx,
(Glenn to Ben, via dxld Aug 27)

Glenn, The way the ITU categorization of directional patterns in the GE-75
Agreement (ITU Regions I and III) works is confusing at best. The numbers
given are for the azimuths +/- 5 degrees from each listed even 10 degree
value, so that the authorized radiation pattern looks like a cogwheel. And
the measured or calculated pattern is supposed to fit inside that
perimeter. Not that many of them do actually fit, however, as the old
calculations of efficiency were often wrong, and some administrations are
lax in enforcing something that doesn't directly affect them.

In ITU Region II (W. Hemisphere) we actually calculate a pattern, based on
the entirely fictitious but not desperately erroneous sinusoidal current
distribution assumption, and the assumption of 1 ohm loss in each element
(radiator) of the array. That makes it conservative, since real loss is
often higher and we usually use 2 ohms wherever we don't have to pay
attention to the bureaucratically anal FCC. For arrays with parasitic
elements we even use 3 ohms on occasion. But the real gain is sometimes
even a bit higher than the calculated gain because of the effects
described by Pocklington about current distribution and the speed of light
in a conductor.

So at 313 degrees you can assume the pattern has a gain of ~5 dB, at 325 a
gain of ~2.5 dB, and at 340 a gain of -3 dB. And those values are relative
to the 2 megawatt power. 2 megawatts is 33 dB above 1 kW. And the 1 kW
antenna reference is for 300 mV/m/kW/km. So where the pattern says +8 dB,
it's 8 db above 33 or 41 dBk.

So the moderately valid calculation is that at 313 degrees 33+5=38 dBk, or
an effective power of 6300 kW relative to the 300 mV/m/kW/km standard.
(That's not really ERP as ERP is relative to a dipole.) At 325, 33 + 2.5
35.5, or 3548 kW, and at 340 degrees 33-3 30 or 1 megawatt. 3 dB gain, of
course is double the power. 3/10 0.3 10 to the power of 0.3 is 2, i.e.,
double.

But those values are really for administrative purposes, and the real
antenna may have gain in a particular direction that is less, perhaps by
several dB. And although those old CEMCO boxes were great transmitters in
their day, I have yet to see one really running full power. In fact, I
haven't ever seen any 250 + kW transmitters of that vintage really running
full power. When the Harris DX-1000s replaced old CEMCOs also nominally
rated at 1 MW, in at least once case we had to change out the transmission
line because it wouldn't handle the positive peak voltages.

(Benj. F. Dawson III, P.E.
Hatfield & Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC
9500 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103 USA
206 783 9151
206 789 9834 Facsimile
<dawson -at- hatdaw.com>
(dxld Aug 27)

SOLOMON ISLANDS    5020 even frequency again, SIBC Honiara back from old
'odd' 5019.878 transmitter, to newer unit in use again.

5020.000  SIBC Honiara, "...Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation,
Radio Happy Isles...", heard with easy listening songs on Aug 30 at 1001
UT. S=9+10dB -63dBm signal strength, via remote SDR units downunder in
Queensland and Sydney. ID "Radio Happy Islands ..." at 1003 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

Also heard in Canada at 1155-1158* on Aug 20, preacher in English, 1157 UT
closing anns including "You have been listening to the Solomon Islands
Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Happy Isles", frequencies, National
Anthem, 35343.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 3)

SOLOMON ISLS   9545  SIBC  Honiara. Fair signal with deep fades at 0355 UT
with some enjoyable island-style pop songs. ID at 0400 UT then news, Aug
8.
(Rob Wagner-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ADXN direct and via dxld)

SPAIN   REE Madrid ... no changes...yet.

Closing REE programs and Noblejas denounced. There are NO registrations on
hfcc B-14 season on REE SHORTWAVE ANYMORE. Maybe final REE transmission
will likely occur on Sat Oct 25th ? <<<

REE Madrid ... no changes ... yet.
Only 9690 0200-0300 NOB 350 290 Chinese E CRI RTC and

9690 0300-0400 NOB 350 290 English E CRI RTC listed so far ...
in B-14 season.

also REE / Beijing 11910 kHz 500 kW relay entry missing.
B-13 11910 1200-1400 50,51,54E,64 BEI 500 165 REE SPANISH
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 30)

On Radio Exterior de Espana's August 29 Listeners Corner program the hosts
said that the REE schedule would remain the same for the first week of
September. They mentioned that "The Bosses" had stated in July that
program changes/reductions would be happening after September 1st, and
shortwave might be eliminated in October ... but they did not elaborate at
the time ... and then "The Bosses" went "on vacation" during August!

So it appears things are still up in the air at REE, though I suspect with
the August holidays coming to an end, we (and the REE staff) might learn
some definite future plans in the next week or two.

Many emails and letters lamenting the possible demise of REE shortwave
were read on the program.

Earlier sunset is improving my reception of REE English at 0000 on 6055.
Solid signal tonight.
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld Aug 30)

Only 9690 0200-0300 NOB 350 290 Chinese E CRI RTC and
9690 0300-0400 NOB 350 290 English E CRI RTC listed so far ...

REE Madrid seemingly will cease the whole shortwave service via Noblejas
and Beijing-CHN relay site in B-14 season on Oct 26, 2014. (wb.)

Closing REE programs and Noblejas denounced.

Leer mas: USO denuncia que RTVE se esta cargando Radio Exterior: cierre de
programas y centros de emision

<http://www.prnoticias.com/index.php/radio/184-rne-/20133576-uso-denuncia-que-rtve-se-esta-cargando-radio-exterior-cierre-de-programas-y-centros-de-emision#Red1lnmMTYO7Vnin>

Here's a quick & dirty Google translation, shockingly poor, but will have
to do unless I can find time to fix it up. Everyone in Spain must know
what USO stands for and I'm sure it isn't USE.

USE complaint is charging RTVE Radio Exterior: closure [of programs and
transmitter sites] PRNoticias 3 Sept 2014 at 17:04

The union section of RTVE in USO has made a stark analysis.

Current management of Radio Exterior of Spain (REE). 'Surreal, Dante,
contradictory and pathetic' are the adjectives that define the work
according USE management of the new director of Radio Exterior of Spain
'Antonio Szigriszt. Have denounced the closure of the emitting center
Noblejas by economic problems and the end of the shortwave broadcasts.

The union criticized in an open letter to the own production chain has
come to nothing once programs were replaced and iconic references like 'A
Language Without Borders' or' Landscape and flavors'. In addition, critics
have been changed formats like 'Eureka', 'Made in Spain',' Line Spain' or
'shuttle', which now form part of a container. 'The case is to eliminate
what works and demotivate motivated' indicated.

They also warn of a 'pathetic start to the season. "'Dancing date
equipment, programs, formats and content of an alleged week starting an
impromptu programming and vague. absence of rundowns. Contradictory
information. Proposals and misleading and, is worse, out of ideas',
criticize USE.

Also report that the 'new director of REE is characterized by affirming a
thing and its opposite, charges promise and then does not compromise calls
and meetings then performed. These attitudes are not promoting the smooth
running of the station. The word Szigriszt Antonio has been badly damaged.
Failure in the form and at the bottom'.

Also denounced the "unfortunate blackout most watched station RNE.
Lamentable an end to brilliant career and history Radio Exterior and
shortwave among 10 to 40 million listeners according to BBC. Lamentable
intend to close the center Noblejas issuer. Our managers have expiry date
at this flagship station'.

Argues these decisions address the lack of resources and budget problems.
'And those savings for what?' Respond USE, and are answered: 'to pay
friends and collaborators Radio 1 to repay VIP external contracted leading
some programs'.
(via Pedro Sedano, Madrid, Espana, COORDINADOR GENERAL, AER, noticias dx
yg
via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 5)

SPAIN   Support REE English now.

Hi Glenn, I am a regular listener to Radio Exterior de Espana and am
concerned about the future of its English shortwave service. I have been
exchanging emails with the station and also spoke to Alison and Justin by
phone this past Friday.

From October 1, shortwave in English is very uncertain. However I am
definitely under the impression that this may be a case where support from
listeners can still have an influence on future decisions.

Alison and Justin present a very professional program each evening, but
also one with a very personal touch that recognizes individual listeners.
It would be a terrible shame to lose it.

I think letters of support to the English section would be very
appropriate at this time, especially explaining the value of the shortwave
service. The email address for the English service is:
<english -at- rtve.es>

Anyone who knows Spanish might want to contact senior management at REE
more directly, and anyone who has not listened lately should definitely
give REE a try (0000z on 6055 kHz). 73,
(Gregg Bares-MA-USA, dxld Sept 2)

SRI LANKA   SLBC Colombo via Trincomalee site as was heard on 23-31 Aug
2014 at 0114-0230 (Sat and Sun till 0330) UT, observed mainly at 0200-0330
UT:

In English
Tue 0200-0215 Water Of Truth
Thu 0200-0230 Let The Bible Speak
Sat 0300-0330 Gospel Of Kingdom
Sun 0230-0300 Jack van Impe and 0300-0330 UT Word of Truth
              (all are Ministries)

The other programs are in Hindi/Tamil (?), mainly with native songs.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

SWITZERLAND   Historische Bilder - Sender Schwarzenburg.
Nach einer sehr langen Suche ist es mir gelungen Bilder von der 1998
abgebrochenen Sendeanlage Schwarzenburg zu bekommen. Bilder von diesem
Standort sind sehr rar.

<http://www.radioempfang.ch/sendeanlagen/schweiz/schwarzenburg/>
(Sandro Blatter-SUI, A-DX Sept 1)

SWITZERLAND   Re: Das DLF/DLR LW/MW Ende naht!

Ja, um DAB+ an den Mann/Frau zu bringen muss man es vielleicht so machen
wie die Schweizer: "Die Verbreitungskosten fuer 7 DAB Inseln kostet CHF
950.- pro Monat und Sender."

Schweiz Digris AG startet neues Digitalradio-Angebot in Zuerich offiziell.

Das neue DAB+ Programmpaket der Digris AG in Zuerich ist nach
Testausstrahlungen jetzt offiziell gestartet. Demnach strahlen in Zuerich
und Umgebung 14 Pop-, Rock- und Kulturradios ihr Programm auf DAB+ aus.
Die zumeist alternativen Lokal- und Internetradios haben dank der
Funkkonzession der Digris AG einen kostenguenstigen Zugang erhalten.
Digitales Radio wird somit auch fuer unabhaengige Radios mit kleinem
Budget, wie das Zuercher LoRa, Stadtfilter aus Winterthur oder Kanal K aus
Aarau, erschwinglich. Wieder zurueck auf DAB+ ist Roger Schawinski mit dem
Jugendradio Planet 105.

"DAB+ ist nicht laenger den oeffentlich-rechtlichen Sendern der SRG oder
den kommerziellen Privatradios vorbehalten", so die Digris SG in einer
Pressemitteilung.

"Ab 31. August senden im Grossraum Zuerich auch unabhaengige Webradios und
nicht-kommerzielle Lokalradios in stoerungsfreier digitaler Qualitaet.
Acht dieser 14 neuen Radiostationen definieren sich ueber ihr
Musikprofil."

Radio Tropic unterhaelt die Black Community in der Limmatstadt mit
tropischer Latinomusik rund um die Uhr. RadioIndustrie aus Zug ist das
einzige Deutschschweizer Radio, das seinen Fokus auf die verschiedenen
Stroemungen der Rap-Musik legt, sowie die Wurzeln in Soul, Funk und Jazz
verfolgt. Toxic.fm aus St. Gallen spielt Rocksongs aus den letzten 20
Jahren, vorwiegend aus dem Bereich Alternative Rock. Und mit Rundfunk FM
ist das bekannte Sommerradioprojekt von Oliver Scotoni im digitalen Aether
ganzjaehrig zu empfangen.

Dank der guenstigen Sendetechnologie der Digris AG hat auch Roger
Schawinski seine Vorbehalte gegenueber DAB+ aufgegeben. Er kehrt mit
seinem Jugendradio Planet 105, das frueher Radio 105 hiess, in die
digitale Radiozukunft zurueck.

Dank dem vierten DAB-Layer sind nun in Zuerich fuenf Wortradios
empfangbar, die ausserhalb der Stadt im Wirtschaftsraum Zuerich zuhause
sind. Die vielen Pendler koennen nun auch ihre Station in Zuerich beim
Arbeiten hoeren. Das Programm des im Aargau erfolgreichen Kanal K wird von
rund 250 freiwilligen Hoerer und Hoererinnen gestaltet. Radio Stadtfilter
verbreitet sein Winterthurer Kulturprogramm ebenso neu im Grossraum
Zuerich, wie der Basler Jugend- und Kultursender Radio X. Mit Radio 74 ist
zudem ein christliches Familienradio ins Programmensemble aufgenommen
worden.

Den Schritt in die digitale Radiozukunft und in die Zuercher Agglomeration
wagt auch Radio LoRa, das erste alternative Lokalradio in Europa. Weitere
Programme: Backstage Radio (unmoderiertes Programm fuer Schweizer Musik),
Spoon Radio (100% Rock), Traxx FM (R&B, Webradio aus Genf).

Mit Open Broadcast ist das erste vollstaendig user-generierte Radio der
Schweiz nun wieder auf DAB+. Nutzer koennen ueber eine Internetplattform
eigene Musiksendungen zusammenstellen und vorproduzierte Wortbeitraege,
Features, Interviews oder Diskussionen hochladen und diese in einen
Programmraster einfuegen. Open Broadcast sendet dann, was die Community
auf der Radioplattform entwickelt hat. Die Betreiber von Open Broadcast
verfuegen ueber ein grosses Kuenstlernetzwerk, denn der Initiant von Open
Broadcast war auch Gruender des legendaeren Clubs Dachkantine. Open
Broadcast plant Ende Jahr einenRelaunch der bestehenden Plattform. Neu
werden die aktiven User finanziell am Radio beteiligt. Sie koennen mit
Aktien entschaedigt und am Umsatz beteiligt sein.

Dass diese Lokal- und Internetradios neu auf DAB+ senden, macht eine
eigene Funkkonzession moeglich. Die Zuercher Digris AG hat diese im Juni
2013 vom Bundesamt fuer Kommunikation erhalten. Zusammen mit dem Genfer
Unternehmen OpenDigitalRadio.org baut sie nun in 22 Staedten der Schweiz
auf diesem vierten DAB+Layer lokale Inseln auf. Sie setzt dabei eine neue,
softwaregestuetzte Technologie ein, die mit deutlich tieferen Kosten
auskommt, als dies bei den bestehenden DAB+-Sendegebieten der SRG oder der
Swissmediacast der Fall ist.

135.000 Franken musste ein Lokalradio bisher zahlen, um eine Region auf
DAB+ abdecken zu koennen. Fuer sieben urbane DAB+- Inseln zahlen die
alternativen Programmveranstalter lediglich einen kostendeckenden Anteil
von knapp 11.000 Franken im Jahr. Von den Investitionskosten der Digris AG
finanziert das BAKOM 75 Prozent, da dieser Konzessionaer keine
kommerziellen Ziele verfolgt. Deshalb koennen sich nun unabhaengige
Radios, die in der Union nicht kommerzorientierter Lokalradios UNIKOM
zusammengeschlossen sind, den Wechsel zu digitalem Radio und der
Technologie der Zukunft leisten.

Seit Anfang Juni ist in Genf die erste DAB-Insel der Digris AG erfolgreich
in Betrieb. Fuer die 14 freien Sendeplaetze in Zuerich haben sich ueber 20
Radiostationen beworben. Die Digris AG hat das Auswahlverfahren einem
unabhaengigen Radiorat uebertragen, der die Gesuche nach drei
Hauptkriterien beurteilt. Im Vordergrund stehen der lokale Bezug zum
Sendegebiet, sowie alternative Programmangebote bei Musik, Unterhaltung
und Wortbeitraegen. Die ausgewaehlten Radios haben sich drittens dadurch
ausgezeichnet, dass sie die interaktiven Moeglichkeiten von Digitalradio
aktiv nutzen und so die Attraktivitaet von DAB+ steigern werden.

Bis Ende 2016 wird die Digris AG die 22 lokalen DAB+-Inseln aufgebaut
haben. 70-80 unabhaengige Radiostationen werden dann auf DAB+ senden. Der
vierte Layer bietet so eine groessere Programmvielfalt an, als die drei
bestehenden Layer von SRG, Swissmediacast und Romandie Medias zusammen.
<www.digris.ch> Sept 2

TAIWAN   7445  Radio Taiwan International - Paochung verified a postal
report with a full data (including site) MRT, the Symbol of Progress card
in 77 days with a copy of the English program scheduleand RTI English
Service Frequencies & Broadcast Times.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 2)

TURKEY   re 10 Aug dxld, 'Kai Ludwig': "I think that 891 and 927 kHz will
go dark before long, too, considering that TRT is not even interested
anymore in making its Kurdish program (launched only in 2009) audible also
accross the border in that collapsing country. And trying to beam Arabic
programming from Mersin into Syria, as reported in late 2012, was thus
just a short-lived episode."

From where is this info? AFAIK both 1062 and 630 kHz have been on
continuously and I could confirm 630 kHz at 1700 UT even yesterday.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld Aug 22)

Maybe Rumen really checked 1071 kHz instead of 1062 kHz or they were
temporarily off? Mustafa Cankurt also checked and only 702 kHz is actually
off now. 73, (Mauno, ibid.)

TURKEY   Der tuerkische Rundfunk TRT strahlt seine Programme auch im
Internet aus. Ganz unten bei
<http://www.trt.net.tr/Radyo/RadyoAna.aspx>
finden sich Links zu neun Programmen.

Tatsaechlich erreicht man aber 18 Programmstroeme, wenn man dann eines
anklickt, beispielsweise drei Stroeme der Auslands-Stimme der Tuerkei und
Regionalsender wie TRT Gap Diyarbakir.

Radyo 1   <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=radyo1>
TRT FM    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtfm>
Radyo 3   <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=radyo3>
Radyo 4   <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=radyo4>
TRT Türkü <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtturku>
TRT Nagme <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtnagme>
TRT Radyo Haber
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtradyohaber>
TRT Antalya
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtantalya>
TRT Cukurova
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtcukurova>
TRT Gap Diyarnakir
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtgapdiyarbakir>
TRT Erzurum
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trterzurum>
TRT Trabzon
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trttrabzon>
TSR <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=tsr>
TRT Radyo 6
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtradyo6>
TRT VOT East
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvoteast>
TRT VOT World
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotworld>
TRT VOT West
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwest>
TRT Avrupa FM
    <http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtavrupafm>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sep 1)

TURKMENISTAN   279  Monitoring LW. August 30th. LW 279 kHz Turkmen radio.
Rx: Degen 1103
(Alexander Golovihin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx", RUSdx Aug 31)

UGANDA   Arthur Miller has again heard what he thinks was Dunamis
Shortwave from Uganda on 4750 kHz with English religious programming at
1830 UT on 12th August. As there is nothing else that would broadcast
English religious programmes on 4750 kHz, I'm sure his presumption is
correct!
(Alan Pennington-UK, Sept BrDXC-UK Communication via dxld)

U.K.   New schedule for the special Saturday football programs of BBC

1300-1400 17830 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1300-1400 21470 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1330-1600 17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat
1400-1500 17830 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1400-1500 21470 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1500-1600 17830 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1500-1600 21470 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
Cancelled:
1130-1400 17600 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat
1130-1300 17870 SLA 250 kW 220 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1130-1300 21660 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1300-1400 15420 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1300-1400 17870 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

USA   Navy HF Wullenweber Antenna in San Diego to be dismantled.

Navy CDAA antenna Imperial Beach, Coronado (San Diego-CA)
32 35 37.00 N  117 07 45.00 W
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/10332875>

It's a Wullenweber, which the poster identified as an FRD-10 installed in
1964 for the US Navy.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wullenweber>

As a former Naval Security Group Communications Technician of the Cold War
era, I am really astounded that one of these HFDF arrays is/was still
standing.

There were electronically linked networks of these antennas surrounding
the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (along with one site in Diego Garcia in
the Indian Ocean), but they were all dismantled before 2000. The Naval
Security Group was disbanded, and its headquarters campus in Washington
D.C. was taken over by Homeland Security. Besides the end of the Cold War,
satellite RF interception technology spelled their doom.
(William Knight-USA, dxld Sept 6)

Here's an interesting article that appeared today in the San Diego Union
Tribune on the very impressive US Navy Wullenweber HF antenna system. It
is very visible from the road along the Silver Strand that links Coronado
Island to Imperial Beach.

<http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/sep/04/elephant-cage-coronado-antennae/?#article-copy>
(Bob LaRose-CA-USA, dxld Sept 5)

USA   11825, on Aug 30 at 2006 UT, WRMI BS is off the air; but back on at
2009 UT check; meanwhile, 11820 kHz Saudi Arabia is uncovered; 320 degrees
USward at 500 kW is no match for WRMI, 315 degrees at 100 kW. Then checked
some other WRMI frequencies: no signal on 9955 kHz (tho it's quite weak in
the daytime anyway, unlike blasting BSing companions 9930 & 9980 kHz); at
2014 UT, all on: 7570, 11580, 15770, 17790 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx Aug 31)

USA   Cf. bcdx#1174 for WHRI.
Here is the part of their bcs as they were heard on 22-31 August 2014
(their registration is some different):

0200-0305 UT Tue-Sat 5920 // 7385 kHz with WHRI Show and nx, at 0305-0400
UT two different mx prgrs there are - one on 5920 kHz (Angel 2) and
another on 7385 kHz 0300-0400 UT only on Sundays 7520 kHz is replacing
5920 kHz for prgr in English till 0327 UT followed by Your Story Hour
Ministries in Russian till 0357 UT.

BTW on 5920 kHz at 0356 UT is starting Radio Romania Actualitati in
Romanian - their Home Sce 1 till 0456 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

USA   9955, Friday Sept 5 at 1250, WRMI with 'AWR Wavescan', another
excerpt of a speech at NASB Greenville in May, George from KTWR Guam who
says they have been replacing transmitters with DRM-capable ones, still
waiting for DRM receivers to be widely available, but they do a DRM hour
in Japanese where they have an audience using SDRs; waiting for DRM to
become the standard for everything in India. With usual CCCCI from France
in Chinese via Taiwan until 1300 ut. But there are plenty of other chances
to hear WS, especially on WRMI.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 5)

USA   15419.938  WBCQ The Planet, English boring sermon, at 1944 UT on
Sept 5, S=7 or -80dBm strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)

USA/VIETNAM   6175  QSL - Voice of Vietnam via Cypress Creek relay, sent a
QSL card after 87 days for a report to
<englishsection -at- vov.org.vn>
I have several QSLs to report this time. Most of them took a long time to
arrive, averaging about 1.5 years after sending my original reports.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld Aug 26)

VANUATU   7260  R. Vanuatu, Port Vila. Very good with English religious
programme at 0825 UT on Aug 27.
(John Adams, DX-pedition to Port Douglas Beach, Sept ADXN magazine direct
and via dxld)  lately 7259.940 kHz  VBT Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila.

VIETNAM  [and non]. 12018.9 approx., VOV direct as always off-frequency,
Sept 5 at 1244 UT in English, poor signal; this puts it unnecessarily
closer to the RTTY circa 12015 kHz! Saying goodbye at 1257.5 UT, carrier
still on. Aimed southward from Hanoi-Sontai, with Indonesian to follow at
1300 UT, per Aoki, EiBi and HFCC, which insist it's on 12020 kHz. But they
are all wrong!

At the same time another transmitter at same site northward goes from
Russian to Chinese on 12000, not checked today but IIRC really is always
on-frequency.

VOV is fond of this area, also using 12005 for relay in English to North
America at 0100 usually still very good, but a couple nights ago quite
weak, if always via Woofferton rather than Ascension.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 5)

 9635 0000 2400 49          VN1 100 145   0 141 Vie        VTN VOV
 6175 0100 0128 8           WOF 250 282 -12 611 Eng        G   BAB
 6165 0130 0200 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 6175 0130 0228 8           WOF 250 282 -12 611 Vie        G   BAB
 6175 0230 0300 8           WOF 250 282 -12 611 Eng        G   BAB
 6175 0300 0328 11NW        HRI 250 173 -15 146 Spa        USA BAB
 5925 0300 0600 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 6175 0330 0400 11          HRI 250 173 -15 146 Eng        USA BAB
 6175 0400 0428 11NW        HRI 250 173 -15 146 Spa        USA BAB
 9850 0400 0530 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 5975 0400 0600 49          MET  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 6175 0430 0500 10NW        HRI 250 260  15 146 Vie        USA BAB
 6175 0500 0528 10NW        HRI 250 260  15 146 Vie        USA BAB
 9840 1000 1100 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
12020 1000 1100 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
 7285 1030 1600 49          MET  50 216   0 141 ThaLaoVie  VTN VOV
 9840 1100 1230 44,45       VN1 100 57    0 156 JpnEng     VTN VOV
12020 1100 1230 44,45       VN1 100 57    0 156 JpnEng     VTN VOV
 7220 1100 1330 31-33       VN1 100 27    0 218 ZhoRus     VTN VOV
12000 1100 1330 31-33       VN1 100 27    0 218 ZhoRus     VTN VOV
 5925 1100 1500 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 5975 1100 1500 49          MET  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 6165 1145 1200 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 9840 1230 1330 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
12020 1230 1330 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
 6165 1230 1400 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 9840 1330 1430 44,45       VN1 100 57    0 156 JpnEng     VTN VOV
12020 1330 1430 44,45       VN1 100 57    0 156 JpnEng     VTN VOV
 9840 1430 1530 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
12020 1430 1530 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
 7220 1500 1700 37-39       VN1 100 290   0 218 VieEngFra  VTN VOV
 9550 1500 1700 37-39       VN1 100 290   0 218 VieEngFra  VTN VOV
 7280 1600 1800 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 EngRusVie  VTN VOV
 9730 1600 1800 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 EngRusVie  VTN VOV
 5955 1800 1830 27N         MOS 100 300   0 800 Eng        AUT BAB
 7280 1800 2000 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 EngFraSpa  VTN VOV
 9730 1800 2000 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 EngFraSpa  VTN VOV
 5955 1830 1930 27          MOS 100 300   0 800 Vie        AUT BAB
 5955 1930 2000 27SE        MOS 100 300   0 800 Fra        AUT BAB
 6135 2000 2030 29          WOF 300 75    0 216 Rus        G   BAB
 7280 2000 2130 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 RusEngFra  VTN VOV
 9730 2000 2130 27-30,37-39 VN1 100 320   0 218 RusEngFra  VTN VOV
 6175 2030 2130 28NW        DHA 250 315  30 218 Deu        UAE BAB
 7220 2030 2130 37-39       VN1 100 290   0 218 VieEngFra  VTN VOV
 9550 2030 2130 37-39       VN1 100 290   0 218 EngFra     VTN VOV
 5930 2130 2230 28          WOF 250 114   0 551 Vie        G   BAB
 5925 2145 0100 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 5975 2145 0100 49          MET  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 7210 2145 1700 49          DAL  20 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 7435 2145 1700 49          VN1 100 97    0 141 Vie        VTN VOV
11720 2145 1700 49          VN1 100 187   0 156 Vie        VTN VOV
 7285 2200 0100 49          MET  50 216   0 141 ThaLaoVie  VTN VOV
 6020 2200 1530 49          DAL  20 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 7220 2200 2230 31-33       VN1 100 27    0 218 Zho        VTN VOV
12000 2200 2230 31-33       VN1 100 27    0 218 Zho        VTN VOV
 6165 2200 2300 49          CK2  50 0     0 975 Vie        VTN VOV
 9840 2200 2300 44,45       VN1 100 57    0 156 JpnZho     VTN VOV
12020 2200 2300 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 JpnZho     VTN VOV
 9840 2300 2400 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
12020 2300 2400 54          VN1 100 177   0 156 IndEng     VTN VOV
(HFCC)

YEMEN   Radio Sana'a in English was back on shortwave Sept 4.
re 6135 kHz at 1810 UT Sept 5, only North Korean White Noise scratching
jamming heard here all over European stations tonight, no trace of Aden
transmission at present. Maybe has something to do with holy Muslim Friday
today ?

Registration
6135 0300-1500 39 ALH 50kW 0=non-dir 0 925 Und YEM YER
Quadrant antenna. Type 9 (HQ): 925 - 949
Designation: HQ n/h
n : number of elements stacked above the other
h : height of dipoles above the ground in wavelength
The design frequency is entered in a separate field of the requirement.
Antenna
Code
Antenna Definition
925 HQ1/0.3
73 wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)

Radio Sana'a in English was back on shortwave after break on Aug 19 at
1800-1900 UT on 6135 ALH 50 kW,  non-dir to NE/ME.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 5)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB

Postfach 1214

D-61282 Bad Homburg

GERMANY 

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