WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1179 7 Oct 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   9844.976  Radio Tirana in English sce from Shijak site, IS and
jingle R Tirana noted 0156 til 0157 UT, TX OFF at 01.57:57 UT. Program
heard on short skip zone some hundreds kilometers away in Stuttgart
Germany in midnight at 0132 UT on Oct 4. S=7-8 strength or -80dBm, talk on
Kosovo politics and integration into EU.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

ALGERIA/FRANCE   The National Anthem of Algeria was heard from 0400 UT on
7295 kHz // MWs 531, 549, 981, 1422 kHz on Sept 28.

From 0405 UT on 7295 and 1422 kHz Radio Koran Kerim, on 531 and 549 kHz
(?) Radio Jil, on 981 kHz (?) Chaine 1.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

ARGENTINA   RAE Buenos Aires 15345 kHz transmitter down. See below, two
different notifications about a failure of the 15345 kHz transmitter.

RAE Buenos Aires 15345v kHz is Sept 25 at 2020 UT NOT ON AIR.
RAE transmitter at Buenos Aires are at least 35 years old, Harris TX type
of 1977 year. Same type like R Nacional de Chile shortwave units ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

Lieber Herr Leupold! seit dem 29.09.2014 ... leider sind wir seit gestern
aus technischen Gruenden nicht auf der Kurzwelle zu empfangen.Die
Sendungen werden also (hoffentlich nur vorlaeufig!) nur uebers Internet
ausgestrahlt. Sie koennen sie mittlerweile auch auf unserer Homepage
empfangen:
<rae.radionacional.com.ar>
Liebe Gruesse! Rayen Braun.

Liebe Freunde!
Aus technischen Gruenden werden alle Sendungen von RAE ab heute und bis
auf weiteres nur auf 6060 kHz im 49 m Band (und natuerlich auch uebers
Internet!) ausgestrahlt.

Aus technischen Gruenden sind wir momentan nicht in der Lage, unsere
Sendungen auf der Kurzwelle auszustrahlen. Sobald das Problem behoben ist,
teilen wir es Ihnen mit, ja?

Bis dann koennen Sie uns live uebers Internet empfangen oder die Sendungen
bei radio360.eu nachholen. LG!
(RAE German sce via Dieter Leupold-D, A-DX / Kai Ludwig-D dxld Oct 3)

ARMENIA   1377  TWR Gavar. At 2000 UT only IS under France Info. SIO: 111.

MW 1377 / 1395 kHz - steep angle signal on 1000kW TX unit,
6masts - mainlobe to be select each 30degrees azimuth.

location 40 25 16.37 N  45 12 00.41 E
<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=40.421306&lon=45.200767&z=18.4&r=0&src=msa
>

6-Element Double Cone Skirt Antenna System designed by Kintronic
Laboratories Inc., USA. Financed by TWR-USA organization in Febr 2006.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

AUSTRALIA   2368.471  Radio Symban Greek folk music observed on remote SDR
unit in Sydney-NSW-AUS, at 1058 UT on Oct 2. S=9 or -74dBm signal
strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

AUSTRIA   90 years of Radio in Austria.
<http://orf.at/stories/2247266/>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

BELARUS   11730  Minsk-Kalodzicy Belarus radio, scheduled 11-23 UT, but in
Bjelorussian language at 11-14 UT S=9+40dB or -34dBm, logged with two very
strong distorted spurious signals of S=9+5dB on
11698 - 11713 kHz and
11749 - 11762 kHz, latter even covered the 11760 RHC La Habana
transmission.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 19)

17-18 UT this early afternoon on Oct 3rd. RNA Brasilia nothing heard on
empty channel 11780 kHz. But heard distorted Belarus Radio 11730 kHz,
and very odd TWR Africa from Manzini Swaziland in Amharic 11699.974 kHz,
and DRM mode noise broadband of RNZi at 1728 UT Oct 3rd, latter on 11690
kHz.

11730  Minsk-Kalodzicy Belarus Radio,
Polish language sce scheduled 16-18 UT, S=9+30dB or -42dBm,
logged with two very strong distorted spurious signals of S=9+5dB on
11694 - 11712 kHz and
11751 - 11762 kHz.  Polish ID at 1722 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

Belarus Radio noted 23.460 kHz (2x 11730 kHz) at 1345-1400 UT.
with programme of Armenian mx.
(Tim Bucknall-UK, harmonics ng / dxld Oct 2)

BENIN   1566  at 2208-2215 UT on Sept 23. Religious talk in French by man.
At 2215 UT ID in English as "This is the international voice of TWR in
Benin" followed by the same announcement in French. Signal was fading and
on the same freq was a station from the Netherlands playing Indian mx
interrupted by short announcements by man. TWR signal was at SIO 222.

TWR Parakou MW 1566 kHz 100 kW, at location
09 36 17.62 N  02 39 00.08 E

<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=9.604722&lon=2.65&z=18.8&r=0&src=msa>
4500 kilometers distance to Germany ...
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

BENIN   1566  On 1st and 2nd Oct at 0314 UT s/on, gongs and bird sounds as
IS, at 0315 UT in En: "This is the international voice of Trans World
Radio & same in French, followed by prgr in English and from 0330 UT in
Vernaculars.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 2335 to 2340 UT, YL in
Quechua, 1000 to 1030 UT yl with good signal, both on 25 Sept.

4409.8  Radio Eco, Reyes, at 2330 to 2340 UT Español difficult signal on
25 Sept.

4451.1  Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, at 2330-2355 UT distorted
and under thunder storms 25 Sept.

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, at 0934 to 1000 UT in Spanish om
chat, weak signal 18 September - always there but need a good opening -
18 Sept.

5580.23  Radio San Jose, San Jose de Chiquitos presumed 2350 to 2355 UT
with steady signal in Spanish.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

Nach dem Wiederbeginn im August 2014 konnte Radio Eco, Reyes, Beni, auch
im September etwas unterhalb der offiziellen Frequenz 4410 kHz gehoert
werden.

ID: "Desde la capital de la provincia ... Reyes, departamento de Beni,
transmite Radio Eco en los 4410 kHz banda ... metros onda corta ..." Die
Station waere damit nach Jahren dauerhaft auf die Kurzwelle
zurueckgekehrt. Die Meldungen bezogen sich durchweg auf Zeiten um
Mitternacht Weltzeit.
(Robert Wilkner-Fl-USA, 6-9 Sep; via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt Oct 1)

BONAIRE   50 Jahre TWR Bonaire.
50 Jahre Evangelium per Radio von der Karibikinsel Bonaire.

TWR-Bonaire: Am 1. Oktober 1964 lief die erste Sendung.

Wetzlar/Kralendijk (ERF). Seit 50 Jahren strahlt die internationale
Radiomission TWR christliche Sendungen ueber ihre Station auf der
Karibikinsel Bonaire (Niederlaendische Antillen) aus. Bonaire liegt in der
suedlichen Karibischen See, etwa 100 Kilometer der Kueste von Venezuela
vorgelagert. Die Insel der Flamingos und Korallen ist 35 Kilometer lang
und bis zu 10 km breit. Der suedliche Teil ist mit weit gestreckten
Salzfeldern bedeckt, waehrend der Norden mit seiner teilweise bewaldeten
Huegellandschaft einen lieblichen Anblick bietet.

Bei amerikanischen und europaeischen Touristen ist die Insel vor allem
wegen der Flamingos, dem Korallentauchen und der Leguane beliebt. Die Lage
in der Karibik beschert zudem eine angenehme jaehrliche
Durchschnittstemperatur von 28 Grad. Hauptstadt ist Kralendijk, zu Deutsch
"Korallendeich", die einzige Hafenstadt der Insel. Die Hollaender
eroberten die Insel im Jahr 1636 und nutzten die Naturvorkommen fuer ihren
Salzbedarf in der Heringsfischerei. Hollaendischer Einfluss ist noch immer
sehr augenscheinlich in der Architektur und in den Sitten und Braeuchen.

Sechs Kilometer ausserhalb der Stadt Kralendijk hatte TWR die Radiostation
zunaechst mit einem 500 Kilowatt starken Mittelwellensender errichtet. Am
1. Oktober 1964 ging der Sender offiziell in Betrieb. Im Fruehjahr 1965
folgte auch die Kurzwelle, die nach 28 Jahren Einsatz im Juni 1993 wieder
abgeschaltet wurde.

1963 begannt TWR mit dem Aufbau der Radiostation. Vor dem Sendestart
hatten die Techniker errechnet, dass der Sender am Tage bis zu 1.500
Kilometer Reichweite habe, nachts koenne man die Sendungen auch noch in
einer Entfernung von bis zu 3.500 Kilometer gut aufnehmen. Doch schon bald
kamen Empfangsberichte aus Finnland (9000 Kilometer), Argentinien (7.000
Kilometer), Kanada (4.500 Kilometer). ERF Medien (Wetzlar) als deutscher
TWR Partner und seine Hoerer beteiligten sich damals an der Finanzierung
der Anlage. Am 25. und 26. Februar 1965 wurde TWR Bonaire im Beisein der
damaligen Kronprinzessin Beatrix, spaeter Koenigin der Niederlande, und
des TWR Gruenders Paul Freed (1918 - 1996), eingeweiht.

Auch unter den Philatelisten in aller Welt wurde der Radiosender bekannt.
1970 gab die Regierung der Niederlaendischen Antillen anlaesslich des
fuenfjaehrigen Bestehens von TWR Bonaire zwei Briefmarken mit den Motiven
der Sendestation heraus.

Im Jahr 1999 wurde ein neuer 100 Kilowatt starker Sender errichtet, der
den bisherigen 500 Kilowatt starken Sender ersetzt. Der ERF und seine
Hoerer beteiligten sich schon zu Beginn an der Finanzierung der Anlage.
Heute werden vom ERF mitfinanzierte Programme ueber den Sender auf Bonaire
fuer Mittel- und Suedamerika ausgestrahlt. Derzeit plant TWR die
Sendeleistung der Mittelwelle wieder auf 450 Kilowatt auszubauen, um die
100 Millionen Einwohner der Region besser zu versorgen. Ein Schwerpunkt
liegt auf dem Erreichen der Bevoelkerung auf der Insel Kuba. Nahezu jeder
11,2 Millionen Einwohner des kommunistisch regierten Inselstaates kennt
die christlichen Programme. Ueber die Mittelwelle 800 kHz wird in den
Sprachen Englisch, Portugiesisch und Spanisch sowie in den
Indianerdialekten Macuxi und Baniua fuer Staemme in Brasilien gesendet.
Dazu unterhaelt TWR noch eine UKW-Station, die in Englisch, Hollaendisch,
Spanisch und in der kreolischen Sprache Papiamento christliche Sendungen
verbreitet.

Deutsche und Schweizer im Einsatz.

40 Jahre lang, vom August 1966 an, waren die beiden Deutschen Bernie und
Udo Luesse im Auftrag des ERF auf Bonaire taetig. Zudem war der Schweitzer
Techniker Hans-Peter Wirth einige Jahre fuer die Sende- und
Antennentechnik verantwortlich. Das Antennenfeld fuer die Kurz- und
Mittelwelle war zeitweise auf 23 Sendemasten angewachsen. Sie galt es
jaehrlich mehrfach vom Salz der Insel zu befreien und neu zu streichen.
Dabei hatten die Mitarbeiter mit Schwankungen der Masten von bis zu sechs
Metern in luftiger Hoehe von etwa 180 Metern zu kaempfen.

Sendestation rettet aus Seenot.

Aus den Anfangsjahren der Radiomission auf Bonaire wird berichtet, dass
drei Seeleute durch die Sendesignale gerettet wurden. In der Karibik war
das Schiff "MS Anna" mit allen Seeleuten an Bord gesunken. Die Suchaktion
nach Ueberlebenden verlief erfolglos. Drei Wochen spaeter landete ein
Schlauchboot mit drei Besatzungsmitgliedern an Bord auf Bonaire, darunter
der 24jaehrige Kapitaen. "Gott hat uns gerettet. Gott hat unsere Gebete
erhoert", waren seine ersten Worte. In all den Tagen ihres hoffnungslosen
Dahintreibens hatten die Maenner die christlichen Sendungen der
Radiostation TWR Bonaire gehoert und daraufhin beschlossen, Tag und Nacht
zu beten. Die Schiffbruechigen konnten sich an dem Signal des Senders
orientieren und gelangten so an Land.

<http://www.erf.de/erf-medien/presse/4355-1365>
(Oct 1)

BRAZIL   3375.1  Radio Municipal Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, at 0945 UT om
in Portuguese under t-storm static, same man at 0950 UT on 18 Sept.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

11764.727  RSDA Brazil logged at 0130 UT on Oct 2nd.

11780.010  RNA Brasilia in BrasPortuguese live coverage of football match
at 0132 UT on Oct 2. MACHINE GUNE spoken reporter live report heard.
S=9+5dB -74dBm.

11815.029  R Brazil Central, at 0125 UT Oct 2 same football live coverage
like // RNB 11780 kHz, S=6 or -84dBm much weaker.

11854.961  tiny R Aparecida Portuguese progr just on threshold logged here
in Germany, 0121 UT on Oct 2.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

BRAZIL   11765.725  Sermon BrazPort SRDA progr at 0103 UT on Oct 4, and
11815.035 kHz Radio Brasil Central at 0057 UT on Oct 4, S=5 signal into
southern Germany.

11780.011  RNA Brasilia at 0020 UT on Oct 4 too, recording as in southern
Germany Stuttgart reception example.

9664.756  R Voz Missionaria, in BrazPortuguese at 0145 UT Oct 4, tiny
signal S=4-5 or -99dBm.

9645.395  R Bandeirantes, weak and tiny signal strength, only S=3-4
or -108dBm on threshold level, at 0148 UT on Oct 4.

15190.195  Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG, whistle heterodyne
whistle tone against Brother Stair / RMI Okeechobee Florida outlet even
15190 kHz at 0635 UT on Oct 5.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4 / 5)

BRAZIL   11745 & 11815 kHz on Oct 2 at 0535 UT, RNA is *still* putting out
big dirty distorted spurs again from 11780 transmitter, as first noted
24 hours earlier, and also a weaker one on 11710 kHz.

11745 & 11815 kHz on Oct 3 at 0545 UT, RNA distorted spurs from 11780 are
still here but weaker than last two nights, and not audible on 11710 this
time. Maybe they are really attenuated rather than weaker propagation, as
11780 seems as strong as ever without being measured. But they need to be
eliminated ASAP. 6180 is still AWOL at 0550 Oct 3 check.

BTW, Wolfgang Bueschel reported this on Oct 2: "awful horrendous and
overmodulated distorted signal of AIR probably Khampur unit on 11710.0 kHz
at 2255 UT"   but could this really have been RNA?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 2/3)

{INDIA - 11710.000 } even frequency on Oct 2nd at 2255 UT was really
much distorted AIR music SoAS style, never RNA/RNB music style. (wb.)

CANADA   6160-, on Oct 4 at 0055 UT, seems only one CBC signal is audible
very poorly, and RHC 6165 kHz carrier is already on. Can't copy anything
local before 0106 UT with RHC modulating, nor what CBC program follows to
nail down the timezone. Wolfgang Bueschel and Walt Salmaniw as of Oct 3
think CKZN Newfoundland has been off the air {on daytime ?}, leaving CKZU
Vancouver. Both of them are/were slightly on the low side.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

Re: CKZU or CKZN on 6160? - re Canadian radio footprints who-is-who.

Checked some US/Canadian remote units in 16-17 UT on Oct 3rd slot.

6159.972  Could only trace the Vancouver island unit CKZU, interview of
earth gas energy delivers from Russia to China soon. At 1635 UT on Oct 3,
on Perseus S=9+20dB or -54dBm on local remote Vancouver unit.
CKZN no sign, not heard at present. 73 wb Oct 3
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

CKZN St. Johns was on repair daytime Friday Oct 3rd. But nights on air
again.
In Perseus remote SDR Net on evening 4 / 5 Oct, again both Canadian stns
traced so far:

6159.968  CKZN St. Johns poor to fair at Rochester NY-USA remote unit,
at 2330 UT on Oct 4, CBC nx at 0000 UT, and 0010 UT on Oct 5, country
music.

6159.976  CKZU Vancouver Isl, at 2347 UT on Oct 4.
Middle of the road music, live CBC1 Open Hot Air concert. And mentioned
novel on Canadian Highway #16 history at 2350 UT, and music heard at
0008 UT on Sunday Oct 5.

Shortwave / Netradio audio signal comparison.
Yes, shortwave of St. John's is 43 seconds 'faster ahead' than CBC
Internet Player

<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/popup/?networkKey=cbc_radio_one&programKey=st_johns>

and script "streamtheworld.com" had to start open also, and 30 seconds TV
advertising reference heard also, on two CBC TV movies...

and CKZU Vancouver shortwave, 'Open Hot Air' live concert in CBC1, brand
new record could be obtained also...

Yes, CKZU Vancouver shortwave audio signal was 46 seconds 'faster ahead'
than CBC Internet Player

<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/popup/index.html?networkKey=cbc_radio_one&programKey=vancouver#>

<http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/>

<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/popup/index.html?networkKey=cbc_radio_one&programKey=vancouver>

<http://8283.live.streamtheworld.com/CBC_R1_VCR_H>

<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/popup/index.html?networkKey=cbc_radio_one&programKey=st_johns>

<http://5523.live.streamtheworld.com/CBC_R1_SNF_H>

CKZU and CKZN on 6160v ?
Das Vancouver Open Hot Air concert hoert sich von der Musik her nicht
schlecht an - und kanadische Tourismustips auch noch dazu, richtig fuer
meine Rentner Ohren. Auch die kanadische Highway #16 wurde mit einer
Novelle Verlesung vor einer Stunde gewuerdigt.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

Die "streamtheworld"-streams sind VLC-kompatibel und lassen sich
problemlos rippen/downloaden.
<http://5523.live.streamtheworld.com/CBC_R1_SNF_H>
(SNF StJohn, Newfoundland & Labrador)

Die "endungslose" Datei ist eine FLV. Beim Demuxen extrahiert sich daraus
eine aac/m4a mit 48 kb vbr/sbr und 44 kHz Sampling.

Das gleiche gilt fuer:
<http://8283.live.streamtheworld.com/CBC_R1_VCR_H>
(VCR Vancouver, British Columbia).

Das waere dann wohl das Muster fuer CBC ... Die LOW-MP3-Streams haben auch
48 kbps, allerdings Codec-bedingt nur 22 kHz Sampling.

Vancouver aac-High Winamp-tauglich waere:
playerservices.streamtheworld.com/pls/CBC_R1_VCR_H.pls

Und hier ganz einfach alle aac + mp3 URLs in einem HTML-Schnippsel:
<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/snippets/menuRadio1.html#>

Sieht sehr mobile phone - tauglich aus und es geht auch ohne Flash... ;-)

<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/snippets/menuRadio1.html#>
<http://www.cbc.ca/liveradio/snippets/menuRadio2.html#>

<http://playerservices.streamtheworld.com/pls/CBC_R3_WEB.pls>
(mehrere Streams in der Winamp-playlist, scheint alles MP3 128 kbps zu
sein)
(Roger Thauer-D, NET-RADIO / A-DX Oct 5)

CHINA   Temporarily suspended frequencies of CRI till Oct 1
{probably due of maintenance and servicing the tx and
antennas at the site...}

0000-0057 11790 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS English
0000-0057 13655 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Chinese
0000-0057 13770 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
0100-0157 15425 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Amoy
0200-0257 15425 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Amoy
0300-0357 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Chinese
0400-0457 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Cantonese
0400-0457 17740 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
0500-0557 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Cantonese
0500-0557 17740 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
0600-0657 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Chinese
0600-0657 17740 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
0700-0757 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Cantonese
0700-0757 17740 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
0800-0857 15230 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Chinese
0900-0957 11620 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   English
0900-0957 13620 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Chinese
0900-0957 17530 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1000-1057 11620 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1000-1057 17530 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1100-1157 11620 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1100-1157 17530 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1200-1227 17505 XIA 500 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS Filipino
1200-1257 11620 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1300-1357  7325 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1400-1457  6040 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1400-1457  7395 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1500-1557  9585 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
1700-1757 11650 XIA 500 kW 317 deg to WeEUR  Esperanto
1700-1757 13570 XIA 500 kW 317 deg to WeEUR  English
1800-1857 11895 XIA 500 kW 317 deg to WeEUR  Chaozhou
1900-1927  7435 XIA 500 kW 317 deg to CeEUR  Hungarian
1930-1957  7435 XIA 500 kW 317 deg to SEEUR  Romanian
2100-2157  7290 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Korean
2200-2257  9535 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
2300-2357  7220 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
2300-2357 11680 XIA 500 kW 073 deg to EaAS   Japanese
2300-2357 11790 XIA 500 kW 190 deg to SoEaAS English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

CHINA   1521  CRI via Urumqi site at 1756-1800 UT. Chinese traditional mx
followed by IS and ID by man and woman in Chinese and Russian. Then into
nx in Russian. Signal was fair and on top of the hour clearly dominating
Riyadh on same frequency. At best SIO 444. Sept 21 and following days.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

CHINA/LAOS   6129.989  Laotian language sce of Lao National Radio
Vientiane in their morning sce, some Hertz on lower side flank. But also
hit by co-channel 6130.0 kHz station from PBS CNR11 program at Lhasa in
western China. At 0125 UT on Oct 2nd.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

COMORES  [radio history]  One of the most exotic SWBC DX targets was the
Comoros.

Located northwest of Madagascar, the French island territory came on
shortwave in 1960 by way of a Radiodiffusion Television Francaise station
transmitting from Dzaoudzi on the island of Mayotte. The station operated
on 3331 and 7260 kHz with 4 kW. In 1967 it was relocated to Moroni, Grand
Comore. In 1975 the independent Republic of Comoros, with capital at
Moroni, split away and became independent, while Mayotte remained French.
The Moroni station became Radio Comores. It was on the air until the late
1980s, returning briefly in 1991 before disappearing for good on
shortwave.

The Comoros were sometimes heard in North America circa 0300 UTC. Under
"DX History/Stations," we have posted two files about the Comoros. In one
you will find three QSLs from the Comoros station: one from 1963, when it
was located at Dzaoudzi, and two from the Moroni period (1968 and 1979).
The opening of the station in Dzaoudzi in 1960 was commemorated by the
issuance of two good-looking postage stamps, and in a second file we have
posted these stamps, together with two first-day covers celebrating the
event. As you can see, one of the stamps shows the station's shortwave
frequencies. Also in this file is another cover, from 1972, celebrating
the establishment of radiotelegraph service between Moroni and Paris.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA,  <http://www.ontheshortwaves.com>  DXplorer Sept 28)

CUBA   25mb  Also all RHC transmissions in 25mb at 22-23 UT slot heard
fair to well in Australian continent. Path seemingly across the Atlantic,
Africa and via Indian Ocean from the west into Australia, even French
service on 11880 kHz noted with S=9 or -76dBm signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

11670 and 11840 RHC powerhouse both S=9+10dB or -66dBm very strong
midnight signal into Stuttgart Germany. Excellent clear audio. 11760 kHz
S=9+25dB or -54dBm, but a little OVERMODULATED signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

CZECH REPUBLIC   981  Seit dem 10. September 2014 regelmaessig auf Sendung
ist Radio Cesky Impuls auf 981 kHz (10 kW lizenziert). Der Sender steht in
Libeznice (Nordrand von Prag) und ist mit Radio Dechovka auf 1233 kHz
ko-positioniert. Ausgestrahlt wird tschech(oslowak)ische Musik fuer die
aelteren Generationen.
(Karel Honzik-CZE 10.9.2014; via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt Oct 1)

DJIBOUTI   1431  Radio Sawa. At 1915 UT with up-beat Arabic pop mx then
clear ID by woman followed by nx read by man. At last after a couple of
weeks got an ID of this one. After 1917 UT disappeared against RaI Uno.
At best SIO: 333.

IBB  Djibouti Dorale on 1431 kHz, SAWA 325degr 3-mast array, VOA non-dir.
location  11 33 59.95 N  43 04 01.73 E

<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=11.566917&lon=43.068373&z=18.4&r=0&src=msa
>

(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

ECUADOR   6050, on Oct 4 at 0056 UT, poor signal with talk in Spanish(?)
and music. Likely HCJB as frequent chex last few weeks have found channel
vacant, and we know HCJB went off the air at the same time as the big
earthquake August 12. Yes, HCJB ID barely audible at 0059:40 UT and
characteristic automatic and accurate 3+1 timesignal to 0100 UT, last pip
prolonged at same pitch as others, into language, Kichwa? So did they fix
their old transmitter or get a new one as they were reportedly seeking?
Listen for their sign-off circa 0500 UT with National Anthem.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

ECUADOR   6050  HCJB, Pichincha mountain, at 0445-0500* UT on Oct 5,
religious program in Spanish with comments and songs, "Gracias por
hacernos compania", anthen, identification "HCJB, escuchenos en FM...,
690 kHz AM y 6050 kHz de la onda corta", time signals and close down.
24322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx Oct 5)

EGYPT   9965  even frequency, Radio Cairo's Arabic service, very modern
Arabic pop music at 0100 UT Oct 2nd, S=9+30dB -44dBm here in Stuttgart
Germany. Music audio is very clear and clean, despite spoken audio part
via microphone line is awful horrendous and overmodulated distorted.
Station jingle at 01.01:40 UT.

Broadband 9950 to 9980 kHz signal, sometimes spurious signals occured much
wider, visible were 9942 to 9984 kHz on Perseus window browser.

12070.032 kHz  Radio Cairo's Spanish service at 0118 UT on Oct 2nd.
S=9+10dB -66dBm, flute and Sahel zone instruments like music heard.

11710.051  much different HUM BUZZ audio distorted audio noted in Cairo's
Spanish sce here in 0045-0200 UT slot, around 0127 UT. Very low modulated
program audio though ... noted tonight.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

Recording Radio Cairo in Spanish on 11710.0 kHz, distorted at 0118 UT on
Oct 4, and // 12070.037 kHz latter much distorted.

11710  (but broadband 11700 - 11727 kHz wide range) Tourist program in
Spanish starts 0120 UT Oct 4, "La Revista Touristica" program.

9315.047  R Cairo in Spanish, typical excellent Egyptian lady singer of
the Nasser era in the 60ties last century, S=9+15dB or -61dBm, strong but
little overmodulated. At 0215 UT on Oct 4.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

ETHIOPIA   1359  Voice of Tigre Revolution, Mekele, Tigray. After 1830 UT
with soft talk by man. Then smooth radio (UK) faded in strongly but
Ethiopia remained underneath playing horn of Africa mx past the hour.
Parallel to 5950 kHz. SIO: 322.

location Mekele Tigray
13 28 24.87 N  39 28 42.18 E
<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=13.473611&lon=39.478333&z=19.1&r=0&src=msa
>

(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

ETHIOPIA   re: To give them a chance ETH.

Yes, 6090 is back. Observed on Sept 30 -1900 UT, then lost under very
strong CRI, no sign-off observed. Amhara Regional State Radio confirmed by
others. Also 5950, 6030, 6110 kHz with Ethiopian stations. R. Ethiopia
transmitter was on 7236.4 kHz and closed down around 1800 UT. It seems to
sign-off no later than 1800 UT on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun - but also
observed until after 1900 UT on certain days (If I remember correctly,
Fri 26th was such a day), probably clandestine to ERI.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D,
<www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist/>  dxld Sept 30)

Thanks Thorsten,
Ethiopia radio signal gets better and better during autumn/winter season,
at present at 1615 UT on Oct 1st to log:

5950.000 kHz  VoTigray Revolution
(also IRIB Iran in Tajik via Sirjan site on odd 5949.986 kHz)

6030.000 kHz  Radio Oromiya, HoA music, likely ETH too.

6089.983  Radio Amhara
(also 2nd station co-channel Nigeria on 6089.856 kHz)

6110.000 kHz Radio Fana

and oddly in 41 mb 7235.830 kHz Voice of Democratic Alliance/R Ethiopia

6089.983 and 7235.830 kHz wandered approx. 10 - 15 Hertz up and down
continously.

... and at 1945 UT on Oct 1st too:

5949.996 to 5950.000 kHz, til 20 UT s-OFF,
now after 20 UT powerhouse KBS Seoul French from Issoudun France.

6029.996 to 6030.000 kHz, til 20 UT s-OFF.
wandered up and down.

6089.983 - Radio Amhara ETH s-OFF at 19 UT,
but Kaduna Nigeria is co-channel also on 6089.855 kHz,
when CRI had co-channel QRT at 19.57 UT.

6110.000 Radio Fana, when CRI had co-channel QRT at 19.57 UT
heard ETH again on this channel til 21 UT.
S=9+15dB or -61dBm signal here in Stuttgart Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

EUROPE/CANADA   Canadian Forces Network Europe.
The station made its final broadcast today.
(via Anoraks UK, Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng / dxld Sept 30)

I don't know whether this should be filed under Canada, or under one of
the European countries concerned, but the Canadian Forces' Network Europe
ceased broadcasting at 1000 UT on Tuesday 30 September. Reasons for
closure include budget cuts, the increasing number of ways of obtaining
information and the reduction in numbers of Canadian troops in Europe.
Although the decision to close was made in late 2013, I did not find out
about it until less than one hour before shutdown. As it happened, it
closed at 1000 UT, following a programme consisting of the reading of
emails and appropriate records, ending with a brief history of the station
and then sign off with the Canadian National Anthem.

So it looks like I have no way of hearing the vintage editions of Casey
Kasem's American Top 40 the station carried, as all the other stations
known to carry the programme are geoblocked.
(Paul David-UK, BrDXC-UK / dxld Sept 30)

Canadian Forces Network Europe - recording of their last hour,
this I just found on <https://www.facebook.com/CFNEurope>

Their website still is online:
<http://www.europe.forces.gc.ca/sites/internet-eng.aspx?page=8146>
"Tom Hemingway

"Did you miss the last hour of the final CFN broadcast? It's almost 24
hours ago that my radio fell silent. But you can hear the final broadcast
again on YouTube. However, since the music CFN played is copyrighted, the
video is not available in Germany. Please log in with a Canadian, U.S., or
other IP address. You can do so even if you have a German ISP.

Anyhow, here you can hear Olaf one more time:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOib2rRlcEg&feature=youtu.be>
(via Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 1)

ETHIOPIA   Yes, 6090 is back. Observed on Sept 30 -1900 UT, then lost
under very strong CRI, no sign-off observed. Amhara Regional State Radio
confirmed by others. Also 5950, 6030, 6110 kHz with Ethiopian stations.
R. Ethiopia transmitter was on 7236.4 kHz and closed down around 1800 UT.
It seems to sign-off no later than 1800 UT on Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun -
but also observed until after 1900 UT on certain days (If I remember
correctly, Fri 26th was such a day), probably clandestine to ERI.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, <www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist/>  Sept 30)

GERMANY   5975  Adventist World Radio - MBR Nauen site, at 0413-0430* UT
on Sept 27, man and woman talking in listed Bulgarian language. Group
religious vocals at 0415 UT with another man with ID at 0427 UT followed
by instrumental music until carrier was terminated. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

GREECE   ERT-open rebells radio still via govt sw site Avlis on Sept 28 at
0750 UT, 15630.027 kHz powerhouse here in southern Germany, all S=9+20dB
or -51dBm on equal signal strength on 9420.004 and 11645.004 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

On Oct 2nd at 0300 UT, IDs were: on MW 729 and 1314 kHz "Proton Programa"
(1st Program) without any station name and on MW 1512, 1404, 1485 kHz,
SW 9420, 9935, 15630 kHz - Man voice "Elliniki Radiophonia", lady voice
"Ertopen" (as one word), man voice "Wefteron programa" (= 2nd progr)
(on MW 1260 on the air irregularly). At 0400 UT on 11645 kHz, replaced
9935 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

GREECE/IRAN   15630  ERT-open from Avlis Greece babbles against co-channel
IRIB Arabic sce from Kamalabad til 0820 UT. Also ERT-open on 11645 [from
0400 UT] kHz - disturbed by powerhouse RRI Arabic on 11650 kHz.

9418 !!, also VERY ODD on 9418.005 kHz - reason - to avoid the regular UTE
RTTY station close to 9422 kHz ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

Very odd frequency 9418 kHz of ERT-open Oct 5

0900-1000  9418 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek,instead of nominal 9420
0900-1000 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek
0900-1000 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek

1000-1100  9418 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek,instead of nominal 9420
1000-1100 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek
1000-1100 15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek,instead of 15650 to SoAs

from 1100  9418 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek,instead of nominal 9420
from 1100  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek,instead of 11645 to NoAF
from 1100 15650 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAS  Greek
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

GUAM   15435.013  Some AWR Guam transmissions heard at this time slot in
19mb. But this KSDA AWR channel suffered audio-wise by annoying metallic
scratching/whistle audio, a serious txer fault here with a loud high-
pitched squealing tone accompanying the audio. Pity, as it was a lovely
fair signal but listening was difficult through this noise. English sermon
by Indian subcontinent accented prayer, sermon at 2222 UT on Sept 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

INDIA   4970.015  Tentat. AIR Shillong program, the strongest Indian stn
in Hindi at 1127 UT on Oct 2. Heard downunder on remote unit at Sydney-
NSW.

Awful horrendous and overmodulated distorted signal of AIR probably Delhi
Khampur unit on 11710.0 kHz at 2255 UT on Oct 2nd. 11710.000 even
frequency on Oct 2nd at 2255 UT was really much distorted AIR music SoAS
style, never RNA/RNB music style.

11740.005  AIR GOS via Goa Panaji site, with Spanish song ! at 0110 UT.

9380  AIR National Channel in Hindi language, female singer mx, S=7-8 or
-80dBm at 0212 UT on Oct 4, drums and banjo instruments,
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2 / 4)

INDIA   Das DRM-Konsortium hat am 12. September einen ersten Empfaenger
fuer digitale Kurz- und Mittelwelle vorgestellt, der in Indien produziert
wird. Der AV-DR-1401 see
<www.avionelectronics.in>
verarbeitet sowohl die traditionellen AM- und UKW-Signale als auch die
neue Digitaltechnik, wobei hier auch die Zusatzdienste wie Journaline und
Katastrophenwarnung angeboten werden. Nach Angaben von Ankit Agrawal
(Direktor von Communications Systems Inc.) soll das Modell nach den
positiven Rueckmeldungen in einigen Monaten in Serie gehen.

Fuer Ruxandra Obreja, die Vorsitzende des DRM-Konsortiums, soll das Modell
DRM endlich auch auf der Empfaengerseite zum Laufen bringen. So hat All
India Radio massiv in DRM-taugliche Mittel- und Kurzwellensender
investiert, doch fehlen DRM-taugliche Empfaenger, so dass die AIR-Leitung
inzwischen von der Digitalisierung der traditionellen Wellenbereiche
abrueckt und auf Satellit setzen moechte. Nach dem Sendeende der meisten
AM-Sender in Russland und dem Ende der dortigen DRM-Hoffnungen ist Indien
aktuell der einzige Markt, der der DRM-Technologie noch zum Durchbruch
verhelfen kann.
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt Oct 1)

INDONESIA   4869.923  RRI Wamena with modern pop music, BI male announcer
at 1123 UT on Oct 2. Heard in remote SDR unit in NSW-AUS. S=9 -74dBm fine
tuning.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

IRAN   1188  R Payam, at 1906 UT Sept 4. Farsi nx and ID by man. SIO 323.
location Saveh Highway, 585/900/1188/1332 kHz, 300 / 100 kW.
35 35 39.22 N  51 15 01.02 E

<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=35.593767&lon=51.249125&z=17.4&r=0&src=msa
>

1467  IRIB Isfahan{?}. at 0006 UT on Sept 29. MX - then ID by man as
"Radio Iran". SIO: 333.

rather Alborz Ghom/Qom site, acc WRTH 2014 list.
location 34 45 57.37 N  50 52 58.63 E

<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=34.765833&lon=50.883056&z=17.1&r=0&src=msa
>

(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

IRELAND   252  Der irische Rundfunk gibt am 27. Oktober 2014 seine
Langwelle 252 kHz auf. Angesichts der geringen Nutzung und veralteten
Technik sei das Kosten-Nutzen-Verhaeltnis zu schlecht. Nach RTÉ-Angaben
verfolgen 98 Prozent der Hoererschaft RTÉ Radio 1 ohnehin auf anderem
Plattformen. Die Programmfenster fuer Gottesdienst- und
Sportuebertragungen werden beim digitalen RTÉ Radio 1 Extra geoeffnet.

Die Hoererschaft in Nordirland wird auf UKW verwiesen bzw. wie die
Hoererschaft auf der britischen Insel auf das Internet.

<http://www.rte.ie/radio1/static/2014/0821/638554-stay-tuned/>
(via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt Oct 1)

IRELAND   LW 252  RTÉ Raidió Teilifís Éireann Clarkstown.
Bishops urge rethink over longwave shutdown.

RTÉ has been urged to reconsider its decision to shut down its longwave
radio service at the end of the month.

In a statement, Ireland's Catholic bishops said the loss of the service
would mean fewer people would be able to listen to religious programmes.

They expressed concern that people living in rural areas and in Northern
Ireland and the UK will be worst affected.

RTÉ said last week that only 2% of listeners to RTÉ radio did so on
longwave.

However, the bishops said that serving a marginal audience should be a
priority for the national public service broadcaster.

They called on RTÉ to carry out a survey to determine the actual number of
listeners to longwave broadcasts of religious programmes and how prepared
those listeners are for a digital switchover.

<http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1002/649442-rte-longwave-radio/>
(RTÉ News 2 Oct; via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng)

IRELAND   RTÉ accused of 'ignoring Diaspora' with longwave radio axe.

Ireland's state broadcaster is to stop transmitting its 252 longwave
service at the end of the month severing what some feel is the only link
to home for many elderly Irish in Britain. From October 27, RTÉ Radio 1
will offer its popular radio channel only across digital formats, on FM
and Freesat TV. For the past decade, the station has run on the 252 kHz.

Its forerunner was the well-known frequency previously used by Atlantic
252 through the late '80s and '90s. Responding to the news, Liverpool-
based Tony Birtill said that longwave plays "a big part" in elderly
people's lives among the Irish community in his area. "If you go around to
a lot of houses in Liverpool, they'll have it on permanently to 252," he
said. "Many such people live alone and RTÉ 1 on long wave is a very
important means for them to stay in touch with Ireland, and the outside
world generally."

Mr Birtill, who is author of Hidden History: Irish in Liverpool, added
that he had spoken to "half a dozen" people who were concerned about it
over the past week alone. "RTÉ feign interest in older Irish people in
this country," the 60-year-old added. His sentiments were echoed by
campaigner Enda O'Kane, who worked in technical information and as an
engineer at RTÉ for four decades since 1961.

Dublin-based O'Kane accused the state broadcaster of "focusing on the
island of Ireland only" and "ignoring the Diaspora". He said the move
would particularly hit the '50s wave of Irish emigrants in Britain,
adding: "It's sad for many people who will be discommoded - the poor, in
particular, and those who haven't got broadband or can't afford a
satellite dish. So it's anti-democratic in many ways."

RTÉ said that 98 per cent of its Radio 1 listeners would be unaffected by
the move and that it will run a campaign to inform remaining longwave
listeners how to find the station on DAB and FM. JP Coakley, RTÉ Radio
Director of Operations, said: "This move to digital platforms is in line
with other public service broadcasters such as the BBC in the UK and VGTRK
in Russia, who have announced the closure of their longwave services. This
service is a very expensive one for RTÉ and is unsustainable in terms of
the organisation's current financial position."

Tom McGuire, Head of RTÉ Radio 1 added: "It's part of our digital
switchover. The 252 service only came into operation in 2004 - before that
it was a pop station called Atlantic 252. But over the last 10 years,
listenership of RTÉ on longwave has dropped considerably. We estimate that
no more than 2,000 listeners in total avail of our longwave service - and
that's in Ireland and Britain. "Earlier this year, due to technical
problems, longwave RTÉ was off air for the whole of a Sunday. We only had
seven complaints. With RTÉ now available on other platforms, including
satellite, and with our FM service having improved dramatically, there is
little argument for keeping the longwave service going." RTÉ Radio 1 is
available in Britain on satellite TV service Freesat. It is also available
on the RTÉ Radio Player and mobile apps.

Longwave programmes including Sunday morning Mass and Services will
continue to be available online.

<http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/rte-accused-ignoring-diaspora-longwave-radio-axe>
(Irish Post 3 Oct, by James Martin via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng)

IRELAND  [and non]   Two new Ireland remote Perseus net SDR stations
available, very helpful for MW monitoring these days. In Perseus remote
net new units appeared in Carndonagh Republic of Ireland of EI7JM close to
occupied northern Ireland. Lat: 55.250623 N  Long: 7.266891 W

Iceland and Faroe Islands on the house door ...
EI0CF IP  178.167.224.135:8014
EI7JM IP  86.42.54.190:8014

Ireland daytime AM log. GREAT UNIT you have now in Perseus remote net
SERVICE.
Enjoyed a small local daytime monitoring remote access this UT morning.

I checked the daytime LW/MW coverage at this far northern Ireland post
at 08-09 UT Sept 28

all according EMWG list of Herman Boel

LW
  60 MSF
  77.5 DCF77 Mainflingen
 129 EFR Mainflingen
 139 EFR Burg
 147.3 DDH47 Pinneberg
 153 DLF (surprisingly strong, not expected though ... wb.)
 162 France Inter Allouis
 177 DLR, rather weak
 183 Europe I
 189 ISL
 198 BBC R4
 207 ISL
 216 RMC, tiny weak
 225 Polish Radio Warsaw, very tiny weak.
 234 RTL
 252 RTÉ Raidió Teilifís Éireann Clarkstown, powerful S=9+25dB -50dBm

MW
 531 Faroe Isl Akraberg
 549 IRL Spirit R Carrickroe, S=9+20 -54dBm
 585 BBC Scotland
 693 BBC R5
 720 BBC R4
 774 BBC R4
 792 BBC R Foyle?, NoIRL
 810 BBC R Scotland
 846 AWR / R North / Gospel R 846, religious singer,
     most powerful reception locally S=9+55dB -22dBm
 873 BBC R Ulster
 882 BBC
 909 BBC R5, sports report, very powerful
 981 IRL R Star Country
1026 NoIRL Downtown Radio
1035 pop mx, IDed as West Sound, they started simulcasting // 1152 kHz
1053 BBC R5
1089 BBC R5
1152 pop mx, IDed as Clyde 2, and they started simulcasting, // 1035 kHz
1215 Absolute R
1341 NoIRL  BBC R Ulster.

ps. you have detailed information of 1152 kHz / 1035 kHz pop mx
stations // on Sunday morning ...?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

ITALY   GARS 35 years. Enclosed information for Worldwide DX Club Top News
about 35th anniversary of GARS, an Italian Radio Club founded in 1979.

This year on October 20 2014, the GARS - Gruppo Ascolto Radio dello
Stretto based in Messina, celebrates its 35 years of existence. For more
information on the occurrence, you can get a free PDF copy of the
quarterly magazine Radio Notizie at:
<gsergi5050 -at- hotmail.com>

See also the website of GARS at <www.polistenaweb.it/gars>

We are looking for Radio Notizie collaborators of '80 and '90 years of the
last century. Cari Amici, scriveteci, vi manderemo in omaggio una copia
della rivista Radio Notizie. Cerchiamo  coloro che negli anni '80 e '90
furono nostri lettori e collaboratori. Potete  scrivere anche
all'indirizzo:

GARS c/o Giovanni Sergi - Via Sibari 40, 98149 Messina, Italy.
Grazie a tutti, buona lettura e buon ascolto.
(Giovanni Sergi-ITA  GARS Cooordinator, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

JAPAN   New NRD-383 Digital HF Receiver product !
<http://www.jrc.co.jp/jp/company/html/review65/pdf/JRCreview65_15.pdf>
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, <http://ratzer.at>  A-DX Oct 3)

MALAYSIA   9835  RTM Kajang, pop mx at 2155 UT on Sept 28, S=9+5dB -70dBm.

11665  RTM Wai, Sarawak FM, some feed fault at Kajang, seems digital
satellite dish field disturbtion "ON-and-OFF signal".
At 2210 UT on Sept 28, S=9+10dB -67dBm signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

MALAYSIA   5964.709  RTM Kajang talk program, S=7 -85dBm like fade-out
signal of SoAsian Oct 3rd morning growing. Noted around 2310 UT
on Oct 2nd.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

MEXICO   6185  Radio Educacion, extended program. At 0445-0610* UT on Oct
5, Radio Educacion has been closing his short wave transmission at 0500
UT, a pity because conditions to listen this station are better later, at
sunrise here in Spain, but today the program is still in the air at 0600
UT with good signal, good news if the extended program will be on air all
days.

At 0445 UT program: "La Suprema Corte", identification: "Radio Educacion,
1060 kHz AM desde la ciudad de Mexico, 100.000 watts de potencia, Radio
Educacion, la radio cultural de Mexico". At 0500 UT: "Les saludamos cuando
comienza un nuevo dia, 5 de octubre, escuchen nuestra musica en el nuevo
dia, sigan en la compania de esta emisora mexicana", music. SINPO 24322 at
0445 UT but 34333 at 0610 UT.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx Oct 5)

MICRONESIA   4755.544  FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, PMA - Pacific
Missionary. Aviati, Pohnpei, The Cross Radio. At 1120 UT on Oct 2 En male
voice sermon prayer ministry, S=8 or -79dBm signal strength in remote
Sydney-NSW downunder SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

MOROCCO   9575  Radio Medi Un - Nador site, at 0436-0507 UT on Sept 27,
pop music program hosted by a man announcer with French talk; news
headlines at 0445 UT followed by "Grease" theme song. Several
announcements by a woman announcer at 0458 UT with ID and detailed news at
0500 UT. Fair but much better in recent weeks.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

MYANMAR   5985.242  Myanmar Radio Rangoon, Burmese lady singer performance
at 2315 UT on Oct 2, and chimes of SoEaAsian Buddist style world,
S=8 or -80dBm signal read out here in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

6164.995  Probably Thazin Radio at Naypyidaw via northern Pyin Oo Lwin
transmitting center site, channel in the clear.

S=9 or -77dBm, played very nice smooth South Sea like music songs, and
female Burmese language reader in between around 2345-2355 UT. No co-
channel otherwise heard here, neither CNR6 program.

7200.106  and tentativelly the odd Myanmar Radio Rangoon station also
heard on threshold level here in southern Germany at 2359 UT on Oct 2nd.
Male Burmese announcer program.

5915  Myanmar Radio non-directional service via southern transmitting
center on MW stn at Naypyidaw was only heard underneath.

Covered totally by CRI English sce co-channel from old Kashgar txing
center, at 2330-2400 UT on Oct 2.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

NIGERIA   6089.855  Kaduna noted at 2245 UT on Oct 2nd, tiny S=6 in
Germany, stronger than co-ch religious Anguilla ministry.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

NIGERIA   15120 this morning Oct 5th at 06-07 UT English ID of Radio
Nigeria adventure experienced audio signal, undermodulated, accompanied by
some whistle tone peaks on either side.

I count +9 peaks left and right sideband, and underneath CRI Beijing
English sce too.

Signal wide broadband on 15111.7 to 15127.3 kHz, at 0620 UT on Oct 5th.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

NETHERLANDS   747 / 1251   Das oeffentlich-rechtliche Radio 5 Nostalgia
wird zum 1. September 2015 auf Mittelwelle abgeschaltet. In der
Begruendung wird auf den staatlichen Druck zum Sparen verwiesen. Durch die
Abschaltung der Mittelwelle koennte man 1,2 Mio. Euro einsparen. Ausserdem
bedeute der Verzicht auf 3 Mio. kWh Stromverbrauch eine erhebliche
Entlastung fuer die Umwelt. Im Uebrigen haette man fuer den Weiterbestand
der Mittelwelle in die Erneuerung der Sendeanlagen investieren muessen,
doch wolle man lieber in die zukunftstraechtigere Technik von DAB+
investieren.

Alle oeffentlich-rechtlichen NPO-Programme sind ohnehin auf verschiedenen
Digitalplattformen vertreten.

Die Mittelwellen 747 kHz (derzeit Zeewolde 400 kW) und 1251 kHz (derzeit
Emmaberg 5 kW) sollen danach fuer private Nutzer ausgeschrieben werden.
Ein mit noetigen Investitionen in die Sendeanlage mitbegruendetes
Sendeende in Zeewolde koennte auch den privaten Mittelwellensender
Groot Nieuws Radio (1008 kHz) betreffen, das in Emmaberg auch Radio 538
(891 kHz).
(Herman Boel-BEL, 16.9.2014; via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt Oct 1)

NIGERIA   15120  Voice of Nigeria, on Oct 1 at 0555* UT, heard just for a
few seconds, a very strong AM signal, English talk, loud modulation. Sorry
I could not measure the exact frequency just in that moment. *0618-0700+
UT, DRM-like noise. Sorry I don't have a DRM receiver. M. Grabovski
reports music there in A-DX at 0843 UT, but distorted. At 0655+ UT, AM
carrier there again too, traces of female yoice, even frequency, probably
VON from Ikorodu again ... Yesterday, Sept 30, strong signal on 9690 kHz
at 1630-1730 UT, with relatively good modulation. Previous days saw only
irregular transmissions with very low modulation on the even channels
9690/15120 AM kHz. DRM 15120 kHz is usually on from 1800 UT.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, <www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist/>  Sept 30)

OMAN   15355  Radio Sultanate Oman backlobe signal of Thumrait 315degr
outlet, scheduled 22-24 UT S=7 or -84dBm fair signal into Australia remote
SDR unit. Phone-in programm in Arabic, talk by two woman.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

PNG   3325  Probably NBC Bougainville PNG at 1105 UT on Oct 2, but only
tiny threshold level in downunder Australia.

3384.995  S=9+5dB or -67dBm signal, Pidgin/English sce of NBC East New
Britain from Rabaul, fair signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

PERU   4747  Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta Ayacucho, at 1020 UT strong signal
vocalist good music yl dj at 1035 UT.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, at 1010 UT with enchantic Peruvian
flata enjoying strong signal 19 Sept.

4939.92  Radio San Antonio de Atalaya, at 2325 to 0045 UT, music at tune
in, om espanol 2333 UT, then new music, om and yl at 2338 UT, music on the
hour no ID fade at 0045 UT under t-storm static 26/27 Sept.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

RUSSIA   UNIDentified OTHR signal Oct 5th. Re: 14.201 to 14.216 MHz
described at
<http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2014/news1407.pdf>

Screenshot by DK2OM:
Russian OTH radar "Contayner" centered also in July 2014:
14.128 MHz with 50 sps and many splatters stretching over 35 kHz.

Russian military traffic.
We found Russian military traffic on 24 frequencies on our 14 MHz-band
including digital and CW emissions. On our 7 MHz-band they used 22
frequencies including digital and CW emissions. The AT3004D on 7032 kHz
located at Smolensk was active longer than 3 weeks. The German PTT filed
an official complaint. The Russian OTH radar "Contayner" at Nizhny
Novgorod was very busy on our 14 MHz-band and caused a lot of
interference.

Nizhny Novgorod OTHR radar site: Es ist das russische OTH Radar
"Contayner" mit 15 kHz Breite. Mit Splattern sind es 35 kHz. Das System
arbeitet mit 50 sweeps/sec.

location: Nizhny Novgorod. Beschwerde ueber die BNetzA ist in Arbeit.
(73 de Wolf - DK2OM, DARC Bandwatch Oct 5)

OTHR Nischni Nowgorod, Gorodez 17 masts, location at
56 41 34.55 N  43 29 10.51 E

<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=56.692778&lon=43.486111&z=16&r=0&src=msa>

17 Masts in 275 degrees.
<http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/37441960.jpg>

Einige Fotos in Google Earth Panoramio, altes Atomraketen Gelaende ?
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/37442256.jpg>

<http://maps.yandex.ru/-/CVvbvI5y>

<http://maps.yandex.ru/?um=&ll=43.486253%2C56.692931&spn=0.043087%2C0.0125
39&z=15&l=sat%2Csat>

<http://maps.yandex.ru/?text=%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F%2C%20%D0%9D%D0%B8%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F%20%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C%2C%20%D0%93%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%86%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BE%D0%BD&sll=43.486253%2C56.692931&sspn=0.043087%2C0.012539&ll=43.486253%2C56.692931&spn=0.057507%2C0.017852&z=15&l=sat%2Cskl%2Csat>

Am 21. Juli wurde sogar 115kHz Breite registriert, aus Nizhny Novgorod.

Das OHR Signal mit den Seitenflanken sogar auf 14198 bis 14220 kHz,
Kernsignale 14201-14216 kHz, at 11.20z on Oct 5th.

Um 1152z OTHR auf 14262-14278 kHz. In St. Petersburg und Moskau remote
Nahbereich nur ganz schwaches Signal, dagegen Nord und Westeuropa
durchgehend stark.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

Hi friends,
as I know the following countries are using OTHR systems on shortwave:

Argentina, Australia, China, Cyprus (UK and NATO), France, Great Britain,
India, Israel, North-Korea, Russia, Turkey, USA. Bearings are often
difficult, because the reflections are scattering too much.

Waiting for OTHRs from Monaco and Andorra ;-))

Attached: A Russian burst OTHR hopping on 14 MHz (no intro tone!)
73 from Wolf
(wolf via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

Russian OTHR details. The OHR type is called 29B6 "Container".

The Rx site is in Kovylkino, Mordovia, video from Mordovia
<http://www.vesti.ru/only_video.html?vid=560318>
<http://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201312091322-f5bs.htm>

The transmitting site is in Gorodets near Nizhniy Novgorod
<http://militaryrussia.ru/blog/topic-768.html>
<http://www.radioscanner.ru/forum/topic38764-3.html>
<http://www.radioscanner.ru/forum/topic46915.html>
<http://vpk.name/library/29b6-konteyner.html>
<http://vpk.name/file/img/konteyner-2.jpg>

This morning at 0900z it is on 18.681 MHz
Its a chirp waveform
<http://dx.3sdesign.de/temp/18681-RUS-OTHR-29B6_waveform-140123-0900z.png>
(Jurgen via Tim Bucknall-UK, intruderalertng, Jan 23, 2014)

SOLOMON ISLS   5020.0  even fq signal of SIBC Honiara, played popular song
"California ...", at 1135 UT on Oct 2. S=9+10dB -64dBm medium strength
signal noted on Australia SDR remote unit. Little stronger than R Rebelde
CUB adjacent Spanish channel, latter S=9+5 or -69dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

SPAIN   Only two broadcast services in 16 mb heard at 2230 UT Sept 28.

17850 surprisingly noted REE Noblejas in Spanish literature feature
program, in 17-24 UT service. Cuban revolution against Uncle Sam protected
criminal Cuban president 60 years ago, Che Guevara and literature... S=8
or -86dBm signal.
and AUSTRALIA  17860  RA SHP powerhouse En service, twisted the needle ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

SPAIN   It's official ... REE to leave shortwave October 15.

It's FINALLY OFFICIAL. The date and time for REE to delete all shortwave
broadcasting: Oct 14 at 2200 UT, just in time for the newly-scheduled
5-hour foreign language rotation overnight.

Oct 3 at 1405, on 21610 & 21640 kHz, I hear announcement in Spanish that
REE will be "modernized" into an internet - via rtve.es and TDT
"broadcaster" only, starting at midnight Spanish Peninsular Time on
October 15.

(TDT television digital terrestre, the strange terminology in vogue in
Spain, to distinguish it from TV via satellite which has been mostly
digital for a long time on totally different bands, and which was never
dubbed "television analogica satelital" even when it was.)

At 1404 Oct 3, I had been comparing 21610 with 21640 kHz and noting some
long-path echo on both of them, but less so on 21610 kHz. Last time, only
21640 kHz was exhibiting this. Soon there will be nothing to compare here
or on any band.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

Following the 0000 UT English newscast on REE UT October 4, Justin and
Alison made the official announcement: REE will leave shortwave at
"midnight local Spanish time" on "October 15." Not sure if this means
2200 UT on October 14 or 15; depends on whether you consider exact
midnight as the beginning of end of the day.

Announcement in Spanish on the RTVE website:
<http://www.rtve.es/radio/20141003/radio-exterior-espana-suprime-emision-onda-corta/1021661.shtml>

Justin and Alison mentioned that the formal process of selecting a new
president for RTVE begins Monday October 6. They still seem to be holding
out faint hope that a new president might reverse the decision to close
SW, but given the huge deficits RTVE is running, this would appear
extremely unlikely.

We first heard rumblings back in 2010 that RTVE was considering closing
SW, so REE has been on borrowed time the past four years.

Regarding the website article: Justin and Alison said that originally the
picture on the main page linking the article was of the Noblejas
transmitter site, but management ordered the web staffers to replace it
with a picture of a satellite.
(Stephen Luce-TX-USA, dxld Oct 4)

SRI LANKA   PCJ Radio - Song of India, also on SW Oct 5 at 0000-0200 UT.

Victor Goonetilleke writes on Asian DX League:
PCJ RADIO IS BACK: On the 4th of October (tomorrow) 1330-1530 UT The Song
of India will go on MW 1125 kHz aimed at South India from Puttalam Sri
Lanka. We are interested (very :)) on reception and program content.

E-mail: <pcjqsl -at- pcjmedia.com>

The broadcast will go to audiences in North America and Europe Saturday
October 4th Night (8pm to 10pm Eastern ST) from WRMI Okichobee on 7570 kHz
which is UT Oct 5 from 0000 to 0200 UT. This frequency should get into
Europe pretty well and come all the way to South Asia too with a little
luck.

Victor Goonetilleke PCJ Frequency Manager.
(via Mauno Ritola-FIN on WRTH - F_B 3 Oct)

SYRIA   594.0 heard in Arabic on remote SDR unit in very southern Italy at
1024 UT on Oct 2. Likely acc EMWG list of Herman Boel, SYR - SRTV 2 Sawt
al-Sha'ab, Saraqeb. S=9 or -71dBm strength.

At same time also heard well
EGY 621,
TUN 630,
exact 675 kHz LBY - Sawt ul-Libya al-Hurra - Voice of Free Libya Benghazi,
702 MCO - RMC-Info, Le Col de la Madonne,
729 GRC - Net-ERA exact 729.008 kHz,
774 EGY - Middle East Radio, Abis,
810 MKD - Radio Skopje 1, Ovce Polje,
819 EGY - General Programme, Batrah,
874 EGY - Holy Quran Programme, Santah,
999 MLT - Radio Malta 1, Bizbizja,
1053 LBY - Libya TV Audio, Tripoli,
1062 ITA RaI1 Cagliari, // 1116
1116 ITA RaI1 Palermo,  // 1062
1314 GRC Net-ERA Tripoli, Peleppones
transmissions.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

TAIWAN   11605.101  Radio Taiwan International in Japanese, ID at 22.00:40
UT program start, poor S=6 signal in Australia.

11634.848  Radio Taiwan International in Chinese, S=8-9 downunder in
Brisbane. Accompanied by CNR mainland jamming on even 11635 kHz,
at 2204 UT on Sept 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

Re: Test broadcasts of Radio Taiwan International in German to WeEUR.

... fired from a suitable azimuth older curtain array. On test could be
used the new Ampegon RIGID antenna, slewed minus 30degr at 325 degr real.
Or the next older curtains on 325deg, and 2nd at 310deg plus some degr
slewed azimuth ... probably.

Distance Tamsui Taipei to Stuttgart here is 9500 kilometers.

11665  RTI German sce noted today on Oct 4th around 1610-1625 UT here on
remote network units in Europe:

S=9+10dB -69dBm St. Petersburg, Russia
S=9+10dB -68dBm central Norway
S=9+30dB -44dBm far Northern Sweden
S=9+25dB -56dBm Moscow, Russia
S=9+10dB -67dBm Luebbecke NRW
S=9+25dB -47dBm Amberg, Bavaria
S=9+20dB -53dBm Stuttgart <<<<<<<<<<<<
S=9+20dB -60dBm Northern Italy
S=9+20dB -60dBm Belgium
S=9+10dB -67dBm England
S=9+30dB -45dBm Scotland
S=9+20dB -58dBm Ukraine
(wb df5sx, from Stuttgart Germany; and Kai Ludwig-D, dxld comment too)

The two new Tamshui antennas meanwhile appeared in satellite imagery
<ehttps://www.google.de/maps/@25.1854345,121.4151822,607m/data=!3m1!13>

But are they really in use for the current German specials? To me it looks
as if the new equipment has been added to the existing one, in such a way
that also the new transmitters can use the existing curtains.

At about two thirds of this page are photos of the site from 2007, showing
it from as close as one could get:
<http://home.arcor.de/aerbe/bildor/bilder0507.html>

And for reference the announcement of the current 11665 kHz specials. They
are kind of a tradition, until last year done from the now dead Tainan
site, so not necessarily serve any real equipment testing purposes:

<http://german.rti.org.tw/whatsNew/?recordId=4899>
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Oct 4)

TAIWAN   Test broadcasts of Radio Taiwan International in German to WeEUR
during October.

re new TEST of Ampegon TX and Rigid antenna installation at Tamsui
District, New Taipei, of 4 x 300 kW type.

Interesting about the German Test txions from the Tamsui site :-)

The Ampegon antennas are fixed azimuth (can't be rotated),

acc to Ampegon/Thomson prospectus
- the  e a s y  RIGID HR2/2/0.3 antenna is NOT of revolving type,
but can be slewed +/-30 degr,
leftmost  new at Tanshui at least to 325 / 355 / 025 degrs, and
rightmost new at Tanshui at least to 335 / 005 / 035 degrs.

To bring the new 4 x 300 kW tx units to the still available antennas of
older 4 curtain dipols, and 2 new non-revolving RIGID HR2/2/0.3 type
antennas, all together on a antenna matrix, the need a test series - some
details of the 320 / 325 degr target see below.

But for these new Ampegon hardware unit  T E S T  series, the northernmost
older curtain antenna at 325 or 310 degrees azimuth towards Russian,
German, French and English audience in Western Russia and Europe could
also be used.

Instead also on test is the leftmost new Ampegon RIGID dipols antenna
installation, at 325degr of course, via path across Yulin Shanxi, Altai,
Urumqi, Omsk, Vologda, north of Moscow, Latvia, Koenigsberg enclave,
Poland, into central Europe.

I guess to replace the older Tamsui transmitter by 4 new Ampegon ones too,
the new 300 kW Ampegon transmitter units are connected via antenna
switcher also to older dipol curtain HR antennas.

RTI test announcement:
15. September 2014 von 1600 bis 1610 UTC 11665 kHz AM  mode
15. September 2014 von 1620 bis 1630 UTC 11665 kHz DRM mode

test transmission:
 3 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
 4 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
 5 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
10 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
11 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
12 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT
17 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT DRM mode
18 Oct von 1600 bis 1700 UT DRM mode

At the first site Tamsui near New Taipeh four 300 kW transmitters and two
antennas will be installed, ...

at the second site
... at Pao-Chung Bau Jong ... six 300kW transmitters and ten Rigid
antennas.

Sixteen easy dipole mast will be replaced - successive -
by new 10 non-revolving RIGID HR2/2/0.3 type antennas.

TWN_PAO Pao-Chung / Bau Jong site,
new Thomcast Ampegon antennas started of 23 Feb 2013.
The building site is being cleared on northernmost area...

<https://goo.gl/maps/5SDOB>

23 43 38.68 N  120 17 57.70 E

Pao-Chung / Bau Jong site entrance

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043'38.68%22N++120%C2%B017'57.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.724832,120.300173&spn=0.000673,0.002583&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=23.724832,120.300173&panoid=xLsM_ScBqoPBMbIH50uetQ&cbp=11,347.73,,0,3.16>

from western small access path

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043'38.68%22N++120%C2%B017'57.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.725964,120.298265&spn=0.002691,0.010332&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=23.725969,120.298268&panoid=nygeCCWCkkbGSXnV3hWc4A&cbp=12,71.78,,0,0>

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043'38.68%22N++120%C2%B017'57.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.726348,120.298254&spn=0.005382,0.020664&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=23.726338,120.298262&panoid=RkKLhIc1V7x9-d_l51DMUw&cbp=12,79.43,,0,0>

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043%2738.68%22N++120%C2%B017%2757.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.723617,120.298276&spn=0.005383,0.020664&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=23.723617,120.298282&panoid=OzPdXdB0lxauwGXFHIUsuw&cbp=11,54.07,,0,0>

from southeastern side

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043'38.68%22N++120%C2%B017'57.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.723479,120.301044&spn=0.005383,0.020664&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=23.72361,120.301028&panoid=JWTsZSKq0mccI0aIbLR2_g&cbp=12,266.8,,1,-6.76>

<https://www.google.com/maps?q=23%C2%B043'38.68%22N++120%C2%B017'57.70%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=23.723774,120.301108&spn=0.005383,0.020664&sll=38.134557,-95.712891&sspn=39.267694,84.638672&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=23.723771,120.301098&panoid=VfstuTIjVZlVnzJK2zq3Pw&cbp=12,251.85,,1,-4.3>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

Re: Test broadcasts of Radio Taiwan International in German to WeEUR.
Tamsui images not seen before yet ... and here is the Ampegon RIGID
antenne visible too ...

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/110767267.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/54898500.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/110767267.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/80879321.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/407005.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/58831408.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/75239573.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/49847417.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/55020705.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/58831408.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/97305621.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/55020775.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/62183831.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/82647069.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/62179252.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/62179225.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/54945806.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/36885068.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/53441236.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/13534423.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/110767274.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/55021265.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/16006392.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/62183837.jpg>

<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/17347581.jpg>

(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

History - press release of of July 18, 2013
<http://www.ampegon.com/news/?id=11>

<http://www.ampegon.com/index.php?rex_img_type=large&rex_img_file=300kw_kw
_taiwan diagonal_3.jpg>

Ampegon has been contracted to supply the full turnkey system.

Ampegon has received the third part of an ongoing contract by RTI Radio
Taiwan International to upgrade two radio transmission sites in Taiwan. In
cooperation with the local partner Techway Engineering Ltd, Ampegon will
manufacture, install and commission a total of ten 300 kW DRM shortwave
transmitters and twelve RIGID dipole broadcast antennas HR2/2/0.3 securing
low and efficient maintenance works.

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

... RIGID Dipole Antennas.
Shortwave broadcasters with near distant coverage areas can now profit
from a space-saving antenna innovation from Ampegon based on our well-
proven RIGID folded dipole technology. An obvious disadvantage of
classical open wire design, i.e. the need of antenna suspension towers
with all their guy ropes, is reduced to a single self-supporting central
tower. Consequently ground space, material, assembly and maintenace works
are minimized to a cost-efficient solution. With robust, easy-to-maintain
and highly reliable RF components, the system has a very high availability
with extraordinarily long MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) and very short
MTTR (Mean Time To Repair).

The RIGID dipole antenna has a remarkably small footprint and allows
installation on even smallest estates. There is no need of extensive and
complex guy ropes including insulations and foundations. The antenna
radiation characteristics are optimized for DRM.
(Ampegon press release, Turgi-SUI, July 18, 2013)

TAJIKISTAN   9350  Technical tone test signals noted at 0203 UT Oct 4,
+3 x 100 Hertz tones visible at 100/200/300 Hertz apart of carrier
frequency, probably from Dushanbe Yangi Yul site. S=9 or -78dBm and
little later at 0206 UT also 1000 Hertz tone tests. TX cut OFF
at 02.07:08 UT on Oct 4.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

TURKEY   Observed 1st to 3rd October MW stations in Turkey:
at 1800 UT progr in Arabic on 630 kHz, at 0250 UT on 1062 kHz "Radio (?)
Sheshi", at 0255 UT IS of Radio Antalya on 891 kHz, and from 0300 UT a
common nx in Turkish on 891, 927, and 954 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   11695  QSL Radio Free Asia - Al Dhabayya (site box
checked on card as "Asia") verified an electronic report with a full data
"18 Years of Broadcasting" Globe/Transmitter card in 5 days including a
station sticker frequency schedule and fact sheet.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

5955.096  Radio Australia Burmese sce via Al Dhabbaya relay in UAE, at
2300-2330 UT on Thursday Oct 2nd at 2305 UT, S=9 or -70dBm signal here in
Stuttgart southern Germany. Spoken Burmese language program. Hit by
adjacent 5960 PBS Xinjiang program in Chinese? via Urumqi, in western
China site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

U.K.   7300  Akbar Mufriha (HCJB) - Woofferton, at 2125-2144* UT on
Sept 24, Arabic program with long talk by a man announcer followed by
group vocals. Another long talk from 2130 UT until brief musical
interlude before close down by a woman announcer. Instrumental music
until the carrier was terminated. Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

USA   12104.979  WTWW Arabic language service, S=7 or -83dBm weak tiny
signal in downunder Australia.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

7505.284  WRNO New Orleans, flute / orchestra mx, female singer at 0050-
0055 UT Oct 2nd, S=8-9 or -72dBm signal here in southern Germany.

Also English prayer sermon on WTWW at 0109 UT on 9474.971 kHz very odd
frequency.

12104.981 kHz and also WTWW tiny English ministry program mentioned Bible
reading at 0115 UT on Oct 2nd, S=7 or -82dBm.

9265.0  even frequency transmission of WINB English sermon program, fair
signal S=8-9 or -77dBm at 0150 UT on Oct 4. Program on Chapter 20, 14/15,
talk on book of life.

9329.986  but noted signal also in range 9328.7 to 9336.4 kHz upper
sideband signal, WBCQ The Planet, Monticello, sermon prayer monitored at
0158-0200 UT on Oct 4. Mentioned expanded program Mon-Thurs popular progr
8-9 pm ET. S=8 or -79dBm here in Germany. Jack Armstrong show talk, and
Thomas Jackson ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2 / 4)

UZBEKISTAN   11590  NHK Hindi program via Tashkent Uzbekistan. 0100-0130
UT on Oct 4, S=9+10dB or -70dBm backlobe signal into Germany. Loud and
clear audio quality.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

VATICAN STATE   With ID "Radio Vaticana Italia" and programme in Italian
with nx, pop songs and advts at around 0900-1000 UT on Oct 1st after Papal
Audience on 7250 kHz, from around 0800 UT in Latin, Italian, French,
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Polish.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

VIETNAM   9635.768  Two very extended like National Anthem of Vietnam
sounded orchestra performings noted at 2146 to 2148 UT, and 2nd a little
shorter at 2148 to 21.50:25 UT, S=8 or -76dBm on remote unit in Queensland
downunder. At 21.51 UT station and country ID like "lop noi ...
Vietnaaam....".

12019.091  VoVietnam from Son Tay site in Japanese, scheduled 2200-2230
UT, on Sept 28, S=7-8, or -83dBm signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

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