WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1202 27 March 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ANGUILLA/BRAZIL   [NIGERIA 6089.853 not]  6090  Anguilla religious,
further check at 0540 UT March 25 see a strong carrier on even 6090, and
at 0548 UT audio feed of a female preacher arrived at the transmission -
switched on. On remote SDR units in NY / NJ / MA area powerhouse a little
bit buzz noisy 100 Hertz buzz ?  S=9+30dB or -43dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

Re: Voice of Nigeria gone and back.

Despite some DXer report still Kaduna Nigeria in past weeks, I'm not happy
so, didn't heard Kaduna close to 6089.8v kHz channel since about 6 weeks
anymore.

Kaduna was a regular server in past decades, despite always 150 Hertz odd
frequency outlet on lower side.

Checked this morning 6090 kHz channel again, nothing heard from Anguilla
prayer station, I see a weak tiny stn string on 6089.958 kHz only, but MY
GUESS is - that should be the Brazilian station Radio Bandeirantes, Sao
Paulo, SP, outlet
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25

AUSTRIA/GERMANY   "Radio DARC" 6070 kHz C-18 Munich South transmission.

QSL, schreib mal an DARC C-18 under <DF2NU -at- darc.de>
Rainer Englert DF2NU
Dorfstr. 14
85567 Bruck
Germany

Demnaechst wird aus Rohrbach 2 x woechentlich gesendet (?Donnerstag? und
Wiederholung Montags) 1700-1800 CET / CEST.

Zum Anschubsen wird 5x in den kommenden Wochen der Sender ORS Moosbrunn in
OE mit 100 kW auf Rundstrahlantenne angemietet,
Kosten je 70 EURo, an Sonntagen um 10-11z - in A-15 09-10z, bis zum
19. April 2015. Das Durchschnittsalter der Zuhoerer wird mit 54 Jahren
angegeben.
90% maennlich.

"Wuenschen wird dem DF2NU + Team viel Erfolg fuer die erste Aussendung"
"Hoffen wir, dass dieses Konzept nicht 25 Jahre zu spaet kommt ..."

Das Image auf der "DARC Radio" website anncmt zeigt eine Bedeckung von
Mitteleuropa aus Ingolstadt Rohrbach, target zwischen Schottland und
Neapel, zwischen Paris und Warschau. Funktelegramm April 2015, March 22.

Re:  Radio DARC 6070 kHz C-18 Munich Sued Aussendung.

So, um 10.59:35 UT March 22 ist der Stecker in ORS Moosbrunn gezogen, mal
sehen was nach dem Sender-Umbau morgen Nachmittag aus der kleinen Filiale
Rohrbach DB0QC 'heraus kommt'?

Hier die Remote Server Netz Umschau der DARC Radio C-18 Aussendung
in Europa, circa 10.15 bis 10.30z, on March 22 {on March 29 09-10z}

Sicily         S=9+10 -64dBm
Hungary border S=9+25 -48dBm
Switzerland    S=9+25 -50dBm
Nuertingen-D   S=9+20 -54dBm
England        S=8    -86dBm
Belgium        S=9+20 -52dBm
Poland         S=9+25 -48dBm
Stockholm      S=5    -90dBm
North Sweden   S=5    -98dBm
Madrid Spain   S=7-8  -81dBm
Moscow         only thresholde.

Meine Jahrgangskameraden aus Muenchen Sued C-18 haben sich jedenfalls eine
weitere Hobby Facette gegoennt, nachdem sie die Bisambergisierung in
Wertachtal vor kurzem schmerzlich miterlebten.

Respekt, viel Arbeit steckt dahinter, sowas woechentlich zu bringen,
... vielleicht legen sie auch mal Tina Turner auf ...
wb df5sx March 22.

BAHRAIN   9745  Radio Bahrain, at 1920 UT on March 21, in the clear with
classic Arabic vocals, covered by China at 1930 UT.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

BHUTAN   6034.96, BBS, Sangaygang, at 1146-1157 UT on March 9, one of
their best days ever, in accented English (which matches their schedule!);
1146-1153 UT an interview about school and homework), ID for "BBS"; lost
them about 1157 UT (maybe went off, but too much adjacent QRM by then to
tell).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 1000 to 1016 UT with
vocalist, good signal on 18 March.

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, at 1010 UT OM in Spanish, good signal
for this station and whole time was om in Spanish monologue to 1022 UT on
13 March.

4716.65  Radio Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, at 1010 to 1030 UT with music and
yl om chat on 17 March. Seems silent recently during 2330 to 0030 UT
on 17 March.

5952.44  Pio XII, Siglo Veinte, at 1020 UT instrumental music to 1016 UT
on 18 March.

6105.4  Radio Panamericana, La Paz, at 1100 to 1110+ UT, marginals signal
in Spanish, always difficult here. 16 March, at 1100 to 1110 UT with
transmitter drifting 17 March.

6134.80  Radio Santa Cruz at 1010 to 1020 UT, frequency given by yl also
"ocho mil quatro " by YL... 17 March.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

6134.84  R. Santa Cruz, at 1004 UT, good with local music and in the clear
until 1011 UT when nominal 6135 kHz covered by strong jammer. 22 March.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

BRAZIL   9664.72v  Voz Missionaria, at 0827 UT March 22, religious talks
by excited man, drifting as low as .68.

9819.73  Rádio 9 de Julho, at 0818 UT March 22, fair with music, talk by a
man.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

BRAZIL   3375.1  Radio Municipal Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, at 1017 to 1022
UT,  Portuguese OM with rapid talk, good signal 17 March; at 1005 to 1014
UT OM in Portuguese with fair signal on 18 March.

4805  Radio Difusora do Amazonas, Manaus, at 0946 UT weak in Portuguese OM
chat. 17 March; also noted at 2330 UT on 17 March, a weak signal but is
seldom absent from band scan.

4865  Radio Verdes Florestas, at 0948 UT, M in SP talk, almost fair on
March 16.

4965  Radio Alvorada, Parintins, at 0930 to 0940 UT instrumental music and
om chat in Portuguese this // 6135.2 kHz on 15 March.

6135.2  Radio Alvorada, Parintins, at 0930 to 0940 UT, instrumental music
and om chat in Portuguese this // 4965 kHz on 15 March.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

CHINA   CCPPCC and CRI.

At last months meeting of Committee Of The Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference in Beijing. One of the sub-committees headed by
Zhang Dejiang, who is also the Chairman of the National People's Congress
Standing Committee. Will be forming a 12 member board to look into the
effectiveness of shortwave as a delivery platform for China Radio
International.

The committee who's members include leaders from various government
ministries including defense, culture, propaganda, SAFRT and the Central
Committee. Part of the investigation will be to look at shortwave cuts
made in Australia, Canada, Russia, UK, and the US. Last year the Chinese
Government spent over 600 million Yuan in shortwave (around 100 million
USD. This includes not only CRI broadcasts, but also China National Radio.
They will also be looking at staff reductions.

Currently China Radio International has a staff of 8500. They are looking
at reducing staff by 40%, closing 7 of there overseas bureaus, closing CRI
Television, closing some CRI language services. Some of the languages that
are being looked at axing are Tagalog, Polish, Greek, Italian, German,
Esperanto, Croatian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish,
Bulgarian, and Danish. But English would be expanded as would Chinese.

With the cut of CRI Television, which no one has ever seen. Talks already
started last year to create a new channel. CCTV has two international
channels CCTV 4 (Chinese) and CCTV 9 (English). If the plan goes ahead
both these channels would close and a new channel would be created along
the lines of RT. A few RT executives have been hired as advisors for the
new project.

China has just begun it's 13th 5 year plan 2015 to 2020. It will take them
at least 1 year to come up with the findings, and another 2 to 3 years to
implement. But China being what it is, there is a possibility this could
move faster. This is because of Chinese President Xi Jingping's anti-
corruption crackdown.

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dxld/conversations/messages/81402>
(Keith Perron-TWN, dxld March 22)

Re: CCPPCC and CRI - Einstellung China Radio International in Deutsch?

"Nach Darstellung des in Taiwan lebenden Hoerfunkproduzenten Keith Perron
soll China Radio International erwaegen, sein Programm in deutscher
Sprache einzustellen. Diese betreffe ebenso die Sendungen fuer fast alle
anderen Laender Europas sowie fuer die Philippinen."

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2015/cri.html>
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX March 23)

Ja gut, Kai hat nicht ueber einige Details weiter berichtet, dass Keith
(er spricht Chinesisch, war schon mal Journalist in RA, RHC, Canada und in
Peking), ueber die langfristigen Gedankengaenge vom kuerzlichen
"Reichsparteitag" CCPPCC berichtete.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 24)

Geruechte um China Radio International in Deutsch...

Hi Paul, die Artikel auf der u. a. Medienseite habe ich mit grossem
Interesse gelesen. Sollte CRI das deutsche Programm (feiert am 15.04.2015
den 55. Geburtstag) und den Auslandsdienst ueberhaupt via Kurz- und
Mittelwellen einstellen und sein Personal um 60 Prozent abbauen, waere das
die Sensation des Jahres 2015. Der Verfall der analogen Verbreitungswege
wuerde sich immens beschleunigen!

Die internationalen Medien sollen anscheinend in Zukunft nur noch im WWW
stattfinden. Das Ende unseres schoenen Rundfunk-Fernempfangshobby kommt
mit immer schnelleren Schritten.
(Siegbert Gerhard-D, A-DX March 24)

CLANDESTINE   Updated B-14 schedule of clandestine & other target
broadcasts:

Radio Republica:
0100-0400  9490 ISS 250 kW 285 deg to Cuba Spanish

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

Voice of Freedom:
0300-0500  6135 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
0800-2000  6135 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean
2100-2400  6135 HWA 010 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Miraya:
0300-0600  9940 secret hidden site to EaAF English/Arabic
[location veiled, should be also via Grigoriopol-MDA,
despite BRB Ludo Maes Broadcast Belgium <http://www.broadcast.be/>
P.O.Box 1, B-2310 Rijkevorsel, Belgium, denied, wb.]

Radio Tamazuj:
0400-0430  7315 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
0400-0430 11940 MDC 250 kW 320 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
0400-0430 15550 MDC 250 kW 335 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 13800 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 15400 SMG 200 kW 139 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1500-1530 15550 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic

Denge Kurdistan:
0400-0800  9400 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0800-1200  9400 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1200-1300  9400 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1300-1500  9400 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex1300-1600
1500-1700  9400 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, exKCH & ISS
1700-2000  9400 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex1600-2000

Radio Dabanga:
0430-0600  7315 SMG 200 kW 146 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
0430-0600 15550 MDC 250 kW 335 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1530-1600 13800 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1530-1600 15550 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1600-1630 13800 SMG 200 kW 146 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic
1600-1630 15550 SMG 200 kW 150 deg to EaAF Sudanese Arabic

Dandal Kura from January 28:
0500-0600  9440 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri
1800-1900 12065 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri

Hamada Radio International:
0530-0600  7350 NAU 125 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa

Radio APC, Radio Chanji:
0600-0630 11720 NAU 125 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope:
1130-1200 11570 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong
2230-2300  7530 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong

Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok:
1130-1200 17860 DB  200 kW 125 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Thu/Sun

Voice of Tibet:
1200-1215   15543 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese no change
1215-1230   15538 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese no change
1230-1245   15573 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan no change
1245-1300 NF15578 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15567
1300-1315   15548 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese no change
1300-1315 NF15583 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15567
1315-1330 NF15543 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15542
1315-1330 NF15583 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15567
1330-1345    7587 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese no change
1330-1345 NF15588 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15562
1345-1400    7587 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese no change
1345-1400 NF15588 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15568
1400-1415   15525 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan no change
1400-1415 NF11513 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11512
1415-1430   15530 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan no change
1415-1430 NF11507 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11518
2300-2315    7592 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan not checked
2315-2330    7598 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan not checked
All frequencies are jammed by China xxxx0 xxxx5
Changes between frequencies vary from 3 to 5 minutes

Que Me:
1200-1230  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri

Radio Free North Korea:
1230-1330  9330 DB  100 kW 071 deg to NoEaAS Korean

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

Voice of Wilderness (BVB):
1300-1400 11540 secret hidden site to NoEaAS Korean Febr 27/28 only!
1300-1400 11860 PUG 125 kW 010 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1400-1430 11860 PUG 125 kW 010 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun
1900-2000  7375 DB  100 kW 071 deg to NoEaAS Korean
2000-2030  7375 DB  100 kW 071 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sat

Radio Free Chosun:
1300-1500 NF  7510 TAC 100 kW 070 deg to NoEaAS Korean, ex7515

Furusato no Kaze:
1330-1400  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1430-1500  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1600-1630  9975 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Shiokaze Sea Breeze:
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Mon
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Chinese Tue
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Wed
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sat
1330-1400  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sun
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Mon
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Wed
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sat
1400-1430  5985 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Mon
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Chinese Tue
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Wed
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sat
1600-1630  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sun
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Mon
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Wed
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English Thu
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Fri
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sat
1630-1700  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun

North Korea Reform Radio:
1430-1530  7590 PUG 125 kW 010 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti:
1500-1530 15515 TIG 150 kW 165 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Radio Xoriyo:
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat
1600-1630 17870 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Oromo Voice Radio, Raadiyoo Sagalee Oromoo:
1600-1615 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Mon
1615-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF English Mon
1600-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Wed/Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Radio Dialogue FM:
1600-1700 12115 MDC 250 kW 265 deg to ZWE  Shona/Ndebele/English

Radio Inyabutatu:
1600-1700 17605 ISS 100 kW 144 deg to SoAF Kinyarawanda Sat

Voice of Martyrs:
1600-1730  7530 TAC 100 kW 070 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Ranginkaman, Radio Rainbow:
1700-1730  7550 KCH 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri
1700-1730  9925 SCB 050 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri from Jan 16

Dimtse Radio Erena:
1700-1730 11855 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Afar/Oromo

Voice of Khaatumo, Codka Khaatumo:
1700-1730 17580 ISS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Somali Tue-Thu

Voice of Oromo Liberation:
1700-1730 17630 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Oromo Wed
1730-1800 17630 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Amharic Wed
1700-1800 17630 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Radio Assenna:
1700-1800 11720 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat

Eritrean Forum:
1700-1800 11720 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Tue/Fri/Sun
1700-1800 11720 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Wed
1800-1900 11720 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Sat

Risala International:
1830-1900 15165 secret hidden site to EaAF Oromo Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

LWF, Voice of Gospel-Sawtu Linjilia:
1830-1900  9800 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde

Praise Music Ministries:
2100-2130  7530 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to EaAS Chinese or Hakka

CMN Cambodia Media Network Radio:
2300-2330  7510 DB  200 kW 125 deg SoEaAS Khmer Sun/Tue/Thu

Cancelled transmissions:
Sedaye Radio-ye Mehr Iran:
1630-1700 15680 ISS 500 kW 091 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri

Radio Hilaac:
1700-1730 15180 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Sat-Thu

Radio Impala:
1700-1800 17540 MDC 250 kW 310 deg to SoAF Kinyarawanda/En/Fr

Hamada Radio International:
1930-2000 11865 NAU 125 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

CONGO, Rep.   6115, R Congo, Brazzaville, at 1700-1827* UT on March 7,
vernacular news, time check, music, from 1730 UT DJ in French,
ID: "Radio Congo", 24532.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, dswci DXW March 18)

Also heard at 1818-1824* UT on March 10, French comments about Congo,
African songs, closes broadcast abruptly at 1824 UT, seems like a
transmitter failure, 23322. Also heard 1827-1846 UT, March 11, French
comments, ID: "Radio Congo", 23322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW March 18)

ECUADOR   6050, HCJB, Pichincha, at 0453-0500* UT on Mar 15, Spanish
religious, "HCJB, Voz de la Vida, 89.3 FM, en Quito son las 0 horas". Time
signals and sign off, 32222. Also heard at *0824-0838 UT on March 15,
tuning music, anthem, Quechua, ID time signals, comments and music, 24322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW March 18)

Also heard in Peru at 1045-1105 UT on March 10, advs in ethnic dialects,
advs in Quechua, San juanito music in Spanish with religious motive, ID:
"Por HCJB", thenplayedthe anthem of Ecuador after the Spanish program,
44444.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, dswci DXW March 18)

ERITREA/SOMALIA   Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea & Radio Hargeysa
in 40 mb

1500-1830 7175 ASM 100 kW non-dir to EaAF Amharic Voice of Broad Masses
1500-1900 7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to EaAF Somali Radio Hargeysa
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

FRANCE   162 LW. Strike on Radio France, only limited mx program
on March 20 and 23.

re 162 kHz, das war in gleicher Weise letzte Woche am 20 Maerz geschehen,
die Gewerkschaft hat nur fuer die Wahlen am Wochen-End ein Paeuschen
gemacht ?  (wb)

Mal wieder Streik bei Radio France, wie ich gerade nach den 20hrs
Nachrichten auf France Inter 162 kHz mitbekommen habe. Man ist gegen eine
beabsichtigte Personalreduzierung und andere Umstrukturierungs-Massnahmen
(verstaendlich ;-))

Man bedauert, dass man nicht das normale Programm senden koenne. Statt
dessen laeuft ein Musikprogramm mit Titeln, die man sonst selten hoert,
dazwischen Stationsansagen ("Vous ecoutez France Inter").
(Juergen Martens-D  DF5TY, A-DX March 23)

FRANCE  [to NIGERIA]  New transmission to Nigeria, sounds like Radio ABC /
Radio Change
0600-0630 UT  11720 kHz in Hausa, unknown tx site,
first noted on March 19.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 19)

Re: new transmission to Nigeria - Radio ABC / Radio Change.
I guess it's Radio APC/Radio Chanji,  operated by All Progressives
Congress APC.
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 19)

FRANCE/TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International has announced the following on
the "What's New" page of its English website: "Starting from March 29th,
RTI will terminate its transmission to Europe on 3965 kHz and to Africa on
11975 kHz
{both via TDF Issoudun France relay, wb.}
following the end of cooperation between RTI and RFI. Listeners in the two
continents are encouraged to listen to our programmes online".
(Roger Tidy-UK, BrDXC-UK, March 22)

GERMANY   9560  new Kall Eifel "R 700" frequency for A-15 season, on March
19, on test 9560 kHz 1 kW for approx. 60 Min On Air.

Jetzt um 1545 UT auch Chinesisch vom CRI Kashi-Saibagh transmitter site
#2022, regulaer 15-16 UT co-channel.

Im Hochsommer bis Ende Sept. wird das aber kein Problem fuer den R700 Funk
aus der Eifel sein, zumindest bis 18 UT, see A-15

9560 0300-1200 42N         URU 100 n-d 925 2903-251015 Uig CHN CNR RTC
9560 1500-1600 41          KAS 100 174 206 2903-251015 Chn CHN CRI RTC
9560 1800-1900 30S,31S,40E BEI 500 288 218 2903-251015 Rus CHN CRI RTC
9560 1900-1930 28N         URU 500 308 216 2903-251015 Hun CHN CRI RTC

Und in Malle ist's dann ein Gefuehl wie einst SWF Rohrdorf 7265 kHz am
Calla Millor beach, die Bohlen/Anders Schnulzen zu hoeren.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 19)

GERMANY   Schedule Test 9560 kHz on 21. / 22. March 2015

Hier der Sendeplan fuer die Testsendungen auf 9560 kHz fuer das nahende
Wochenende:

07h59 UTC (08h59 CET): Sendebeginn
08h00 UTC (09h00 CET): DP+7 Seefunk mit dem Seewetterdienst
08h00 UTC (09h30 CET): Shortwaveservice.com Testprogramm
09h00 UTC (10h00 CET): Radio MiAmigo
11h00 UTC (12h00 CET): DP+7 Seefunk mit dem Seewetterdienst
11h30 UTC (12h30 CET): Shortwaveservice.com Testprogramm
13h30 UTC (14h30 CET): DP+7 Seefunk mit dem Seewetterdienst
14h00 UTC (15h00 CET): Sendeschluss

Die Adressen fuer Rueckmeldungen und Empfangsberichte:

DP+7 Seefunk, Estedeich 84, 21129 Hamburg-Cranz, <info -at- dp07.com>

<http://www.dp07.com/aktuelles/48-dp07-sendet-wieder-auf-kurzwelle.html>

Radio MiAmigo, Avda. de Europa 85, Urb. La Marina, 03177 San Fulgencio,
Alicante, Spanien,  <info -at- radiomiamigo.es>

Shortwaveservice.com, Funkhaus Euskirchen e.V., Kuchenheimer Str. 155,
53881 Euskirchen,  <info -at- funkhaus-euskirchen.de>

Liebe Gruesse und guten Empfang! Christian
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX March 20)

6005, 7310, 9560 kHz
Seewetterbericht - Test von DP07 Seefunk und KW-Sendestelle Kall-Krekel

Konkurrenzsituation,
dann kappeln die sich in der Shipper Zielgruppe mit dem DWD Deutschen
Wetterdienst Pinneberg, der jetzt neue 10 kW Sender fuer die Saison A-15
anschafft:

5905 2000-2030 18,27,28 PIN 10 0 0 975-vertical
1234567 290315 251015 DEU D DWD FNA 13016

6040 0600-0630 18,27,28 PIN 10 0 0 975-vertical
1234567 290315 251015 DEU D DWD FNA 13017

6040 1200-1230 18,27,28 PIN 10 0 0 975-vertical
1234567 290315 251015 DEU D DWD FNA 13018

Seewetterbericht - Test von DP07 Seefunk und KW-Sendestelle Kall-Krekel

An diesem Wochenende, 21. und 22. Maerz 2015, sendet DP07 Seefunk von 0800
bis 0830 UTC den Seewetterbericht auf 6005 kHz, 7310 kHz und 9560 kHz in
AM (jeweils 1 kW Sendeleistung). Wiederholungen sind ab 1100 UT und
1330 UT geplant. Zum Einsatz kommen Sender und Antennen der
Kurzwellen-Sendestelle in Kall-Krekel
<www.classicbroadcast.de>
// parallel auf  <http://5.35.250.101:8000/sws9560>

Ueber diese werden auch Rundfunkprogramme von Funkhaus Euskirchen
(Radio 700) ausgestrahlt.

Zu hoeren ist der "grosse" Seewetterbericht mit den Seegebieten vom
Eingang des Aermelkanals bis Suednorwegen in die Nordsee; die Seegebiete
Kattegat und Skagerrak in der Ostsee bis hinauf zum Finnischen Meerbusen.
Bei positivem Verlauf der Testsendungen beginnt der taegliche Regelbetrieb
am 1. April 2015.

Empfangsberichte sind willkommen und erreichen die Station per E-Mail
<info -at- dp07.com>  oder ueber die folgende Postanschrift:
Reiner Dietzel, DP07 Seefunk, Estedeich 84, 21129 Hamburg, Germany.

Quelle:
<http://www.dp07.com/aktuelles/48-dp07-sendet-wieder-auf-kurzwelle.html>
73 Tom DF5JL (A-DX March 21)

GERMANY  [BULGARIA/FRANCE]  Media Broadcast changes

Bible Voice Broadcasting
0530-0600  9620 NAU 125 kW 150 deg to EaAF Arabic Mo/We/Fr, exMo-Fr
1530-1600 15335 ISS 100 kW 135 deg to EaAF Oromo   Fri, cancelled
1600-1630 15335 ISS 100 kW 135 deg to EaAF Amharic Fri, cancelled
1830-1900  6030 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR English Sun, addit.from Febr 1

Bible Voice Broadcasting via SPL - all not active from the beginning
of B-14

1515-1530 13630 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS  English Sun
1515-1530 13630 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS  English Fri/Sat
1530-1545 13630 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS  Punjabi Sat
1530-1600 13630 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS  Urdu   Fri
1700-1715 11915 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic Fri
1700-1745 11915 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic Sat

Transportradio from Feb 5
0900-1100  6095 NAU 100 kW 230 deg to WeEUR Dutch Mo/Th/Fr, exMo/We/Fr

Missionswerke Arche Stimme des Trostes till Dec 28
1200-1215  6055 NAU 250 kW 222 deg to CeEUR German Sun, cancelled

Sedaye Radio-ye Mehr Iran till Dec 12
1630-1700 15680 ISS 500 kW 091 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri, cancelled

Hamada Radio International till March 13
1930-2000 11865 NAU 125 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri, cancelled

Christian Science Sentinel till Jan 31
1900-2000  5960 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat, cancelled
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

Re: Media Broadcast changes

Missionswerke Arche Stimme des Trostes till Dec 28, 2014.
1200-1215  6055 NAU 250 kW  222 deg to CeEUR German Sun, cancelled
Apparently left radio altogether and kept TV only.

Sedaye Radio-ye Mehr Iran till Dec 12, 2014
1630-1700 15680 ISS 500 kW  091 deg to WeAs Farsi Mon/Fri, cancelled
They tried their best to remove all content from
<http://www.radiomehriran.org>

With <http://www.facebook.com/radiomehriran>
they had more success and managed to delete this profile altogether.

<https://soundcloud.com/radio-mehriran/>
is still up, with last audios posted "4 months" ago.

Christian Science Sentinel till Jan 31, 2015
1900-2000  5960 NAU 100 kW  090 deg to EaEu Russian Sat, cancelled

They recently, perhaps with the latest update just three days ago, removed
from
<http://www.christian-science-nuernberg.de/radio.shtml>
a notice from 2011 which stated that the German shortwave broadcasts have
been "suspended for the time being for organizational reasons".
(Kai Ludwig-D, March 18)

GUATEMALA   4054.98  R Verdad, San Esteban, Chiquimula, at 0200 UT on
March 15, music, better LSB stanag noise, 32233. (Giroletti)

Also heard at 0550-0609* UT on March 7, English religious comments, ID,
anthem, 14321. (Mendez)

Also heard at 0609-0613* UT on Mar 6, national anthem by children's choir.
Much like the Mexican, it goes on and on with repeating multiverses (but
different lyrix?), too much distortion to understand anything. Cadence
slows down for finale, ending at 0613.5 UT and carrier on a while longer.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld)

Also heard in Peru at 1040-1110 UT on March 13, religious program in
English, hymns, ID: "Radio Verdad, transmitiendo desde Chiquimula,
Guatemala..", 22222.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, dswci DXW March 18)

GUYANA   3290  Voice of Guyana, Georgetown, at 2330 UT on March 3, poor
with utility on top or transmitter issue. But was good at 0930-1000 on
March 4.

3289.9  GBC Voice of Guyana 0855 popular music, "congratulations to the
entire family ..." at 0910 UT on 17 March; 0400 to 0410 UT BBC news relay
19 March.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18 / 22)

Also heard on the US/CAN West Coast at 0405 UT on March 8, BBC news,
confirmed by parallel BBC on 9460 kHz, 25342.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW March 18)

INDIA   17509.995  AIR Khampur, Hindi music singer and much sweet violine
music, in Indonesian language sce scheduled at 0845-0945 UT, noted at
0938 UT on March 23. S=8 backlobe signal in peaks, here in southern
Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

INDIA  [Andaman and Nicobar Islands]  4760.002  AIR Port Blair,at -1730*
UT on March 8, music, weak but readable. Sign off just a few seconds after
1730 UT. Also noted Mar 12 at sign on *2356. The signal is always stronger
at that time than in the afternoon.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, dswci DXW March 18)

Visted AIR Port Blair Andaman and Nicobar Isls Transmitter today
on March 17 (my 4th visit to the station). SW is now only 4 kW on 4760
and 7390 kHz.

Sked is:
2355-0300 on 4760 kHz
0315-0900 on 7390 kHz and
1030-1700 weekdays / 1730 Weekends on 4760 kHz.
MW is 52 kW  (30 kW when on generator).
(Jose Jacob-IND, Camp: Port Blair, DXIndia March 17)

INDONESIA   3324.89  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1154-1502* UT on March 8 and 11,
positive confirmation it's them; Jakarta news ending at 1222 UT with usual
patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri", news // RRI Ternate (3344.85 kHz)
// RRI Wamena (4869.90 kHz). Later much stronger; at 1434 UT local
"RRI Palangkaraya" ID and again played the patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri";
indigenous chanting / singing. However on March 12 and 14, it was off the
air 1142-1426 UT.

3324.88  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1440 UT on March 20. A quick check here
found usual indigenous chanting/singing; weak.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18 / 20)

3345  RRI Ternate, at 1242 UT on March 12, Indonesian announcement and
music, 25342.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW March 18)

4869.90   RRI Wamena, at 1223-1300 UT on March 12 and 16, Thursdays "Kang
Guru Indonesia" program in English with KGI" jingle; on Mo Indonesian
advts, annmts, music, a couple of English Country music songs at 1246 UT,
more annmts before and through 1300 UT, then song "I'm Your Lady" by
Celine Dion, 35343.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN / Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW March 18)

7289.93  RRI Nabire, at 0710 UT on March 22, poor with EZL pop, no ancmts.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

3324.885  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1202 UT on March 11. Thanks to Dave Valko-
USA for the frequency measurement; positive confirmation it's them;

Jakarta news ending at 1222 UT with usual patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri";
news // RRI Ternate (3344.85 kHz) // RRI Wamena (4869.90 kHz). Later much
stronger; at 1434 UT local "RRI Palangkaraya" ID and again played the
patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri"; indigenous chanting/singing; 1502* UT.
Great to have them back again and to confirm it's them!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 11)

Re: Update - RRI Palangkaraya.
3324.886  -  March 17, RRI Palangkaraya (was last heard on March 11, but
today noted again with just an open carrier from 1138 to past 1402 UT.
Never any audio. Thanks again to Dave Valko for the exact frequency today,
as he "saw" the carrier on his Perseus at 1031 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer March 17)

IRELAND   252 kHz Ireland longwave off.

From March 17's edition of The Irish Post. By James_Mulhall

IRELAND'S Heritage Minister has lent her support to the on-going RTE radio
longwave controversy, by backing a review of the proposed cancellation of
the service.

Heather Humphreys emphasised the importance of engaging with the Irish
community abroad and acknowledged the significance of the radio service.

"Of course it's important for them to connect and know what's going on,"
she said. "I certainly support that review and we'll see what we can do to
connect with people."

The proposed closure of RTE's longwave 252 service was met with fierce
backlash in Britain, where many members of the Irish community are daily
listeners to RTE Radio One.

An initial date for the closure of the service was expected in January,
but thanks to a campaign led by The Irish Post the national broadcaster
revised its plans with a new shutdown date of 2017 planned.

The service has been important for maintaining links with Ireland for
those who have spent the majority of their lives in Britain, and may not
have access to the internet to listen in online.

But the Minister also said that more credit should be given to the
Diaspora - many of whom she believes will listen online.

"You can listen to a lot of radio on your iPhone but of course they want
to have it on the radio," she said. "Although having said that, my own
mother can manage to use these iPhones so maybe we're underestimating them
in many respects."

Irish radio and television has been lauded as a major connection for the
Irish community, reaffirmed by RTE recently launching its international
player, meaning television programmes can be watched from anywhere in the
world for the first time.

The longwave issue is being re-examined by the Department of Foreign
Affairs and RTE, who will conduct a survey this year of the Irish
community in Britain before making any further decisions on the closure of
the service. 73s,
(Marty Delfin-ESP, dxld March 24)

ITALY/ROMANIA   Neue Sendungen von Radio Rasant.

Liebe Kurzwellenhoerer, am kommenden Wochenende gibt es die ersten
Sendungen von Radio Rasant in diesem Jahr. Zu hoeren sein wird ein
einstuendiges Programm in deutscher Sprache. Vier Maedchen berichten in
ihrer ersten Sendung. Hier die Details:

Samstag, 28.03.2015, via IRRS-Shortwave

1000-1100 CET 9510 kHz via Radiocom.facility at Saftica;
2000-2100 CET 7290 kHz via Radiocom.facility at Saftica;
2000-2100 CET 1368 kHz via northern Italy.

Um Kommentare und Empfangsberichte wird gebeten. Bitte geben Sie diese
Informationen an andere Kurzwellenhoerer weiter. Vielen Dank.

Liebe Gruesse aus dem Sauerland

Reinhard Marx-D,
<http://www.radiorasant.org>
email: <info -at- radiorasant.org>
(Reinhard Marx-D, kwfr via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

JAPAN   [AFGHANISTAN/ASCENSION ISL/BANGLADESH/BRAZIL/FRANCE/GERMANY/
INDONESIA/LITHUANIA/MADAGASCAR/PALAU/PALESTINE/RUSSIA/SINGAPORE/
SOUTH AFRICA/TAJIKISTAN/TANZANIA/UAE/U.K./USA/UZBEKISTAN]

NHK World - Radio Japan Tokyo - March 29, 2015 - October 25, 2015.
A-15 summer season file, according NHK World Radio Japan leaflet.

Arabic
0600-0630 ME/NoAF  11975iss
2000-2030 ME Ramallah 87.8 MHz in Ramallah Palestine,
+3 cities on 107.8, 107.9, and 108 MHz.
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/arabic/radio/frequency.html>

Bengali
1300-1345 SoWeAS  11685sng
1500-1545 SoWeAS  FM Dhaka 104.0 MHz + 6 cities
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/bengali/radio/frequency.html>

Burmese
1030-1100 SoEaAS 11740sng
1430-1500 SoEaAS 11740sng
2340-2400 SoEaAS 13650

Chinese
0900-0930 AS 6090
1200-1230 AS 6090
1300-1330 AS 6190
1400-1430 AS 6190
1530-1600 AS 9540
2230-2250 AS 9560

English
0500-0530 EUR       5975wof
0500-0530 AF/EaAF/SoAF  11970iss
1000-1030 OCE/Hawaii     9625
1100-1130 EUR       9760wof, Fris only DRM mode
1200-1230 SoEaAS   11740sng
1400-1430 SoEaAS   11705pal
1400-1430 SoWeAS   15735tac
1800-1830 CeAF      9755mey

French
0530-0600 WeAF     11730iss
0530-0600 CeAF     13840mdg
2030-2100 WeAF     11950mdg

Hindi
0100-0130 SoWeAS   11590tac
1430-1515 SoWeAS   15745mdg

Indonesian
1115-1200 SoEaAS    9625pal
1315-1400 SoEaAS   11705pal
1406-1451 SoEaAS FM Jakarta 89.2 MHz + 37 INS cities
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/indonesian/aboutus/radio.html>
2130-2200 SoEaAS    9560

Japanese
0200-0500 AS       15195
0200-0500 SoWeAS   15325
0200-0500 SoEaAS   17810
0300-0500 CeAM      5910iss
0300-0500 SoEaEUR/NE/ME/NoEaAF  11680nau
0700-0800 EaAS     11710
0800-0900 SoEaAS   13650
0800-1000 So/CeAM  12015asc
0800-1000 SoWeEUR/WeAF 15290iss
0800-1700 AS        9750
0900-1500 SoEaAS   11815
1500-1700 AF/SoWeAS/SoAS  12045
1700-1900 SoEU/ceAF/soAF  11945iss
1700-1900 SoEaEUR/NE/ME/NoEaAF  15445nau
1900-2100 CeAS/ME/NE/NoAF 11965
1900-2100 CeAF     15130iss
2000-2100 OCE/Hawaii   9625
2100-2300 SoEaAS   13680
2100-2400 AS       11910

Korean
0915-0945 AS  5950
1130-1200 AS  6090
1230-1300 AS  6190
1330-1400 AS  6190
1430-1500 AS  6190
2209-2230 AS  9560

Persian
0400-0430 ME 15140tac
1430-1500 ME 13680iss FM Kabul/Herat 88.0 MHz
1630-1700 ME MW927tjk
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/persian/radio/frequency.html>

Portuguese
0900-0930 SoAM   6195hri
2130-2200 SoAM MW1370spa  MW1520 Mogi das Cruzes
          MW1370 Campinas FM 96.5 MHz, Brasília FM 94.1 MHz
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/portuguese/radio/frequency.html>
2130-2200 SoAM 17540hri

Russian
0330-0400 EU    MW738msk   MW1386sit
0430-0500 EU    6165sit
0530-0600 EaAS 11710
1100-1130 EaAS  6090
1130-1200 EU    9760wof, Fris only DRM mode
1600-1630 EU    MW738msk   MW927tjk
1730-1800 EU    MW1386sit

Spanish
0400-0430 CeAM     5985rmi
0400-0430 CeSoAM  12015hri
0930-1000 CeSoAM   6195hri

Swahili
0315-0400 EaAF   7395mdg
1729-1800 EaAF  13730mdg
1730-1800 TZA FM Mwanza 98.2 MHz
                 + 22 cities of TBC FM.
          COD FM Kisangani 97.7, Kivu 88.6, Goma 88.7
          BDI FM Bujumbura 88.6, 107.5 MHz.
<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/swahili/radio/frequency.html>

Thai
1130-1200 SoEaAS 11740sng
1230-1300 SoEaAs 11740sng
2259-2320 SoEaAS 13650

Urdu
1515-1600 SoWeAS 13870uae
1700-1745 SoWeAS MW927tjk

Vietnamese
1100-1130 SoEaAS 11740sng
1300-1330 SoEaAS 11740sng
2320-2340 SoEaAS 13650

Relays:
asc Ascension Isl
hri HRI Furman-SC, South Carolina, USA
iss Issoudun, France
mdg Madagascar
mey Meyerton, South Africa
msk Moscow, Russia
nau Nauen, Germany
pal KHBN Palau
rmi WRMI Okeechobee-FL, Florida USA
sit Sitkunai, Lithuania
sng Kranji, Singapore
spa Sao Paulo, Brazil
tac Tashkent, Uzbekistan
tjk Dushanbe, Tajikistan
uae Al Dhabayya, UAE
wof Woofferton UK-GBR, only DRM mode special on Fris.

FM relays in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Congo DR,
Indonesia,
Palestine West Bank, and Tanzania.
(NHK Radio Japan, March 24, PDF.format leaflet
transformed by wb at wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

KYRGYZ REP    4010.00  Kyrgyz R 1, Krasnaya Rechka, at *0000-0025 UT on
March 14, Fanfare, short ann in Kyrgyz by man and woman, choir sings the
long National Anthem, Kyrgyz opera with orchestra music, ann, 45343
// 4820.86 kHz (32111).

4820.86  Kyrgyz R 1, Krasnaya Rechka, at *0000-0125 UT on March 13 and 14,
Same programme in Kyrgyz as // 4010 kHz. Xizang on 4820 kHz QSA 3 at 0000
UT, but fading out, while Kyrgyz Radio became stronger, at 0125 UT: 34333.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW March 18)

5129.98   R Maranatha, via Bishkek, Krasnaya Rechka, at 1630-1700 UT on
March 5, Afghan Christian Radio Sadaye Zindagi in Dari/ Pashto. Station
with TWR ties? Heard on Piliyandala Ceylon Perseus remote net receiver.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / dswci DXW March 18)

LIBERIA   6050  ELWA Monrovia, at 0835 UT, tentative, JBA with only rare
bits of audio, partial hymn at 0840 makes me think it might be this.
21 March.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

Dear Wolfgang,
LITHUANIA   Radio Baltic Waves International from April 1 via Sitkunai
on MW 1386 kHz, 75 kW, UTC:

1700-1730 Radio Poland, Russian
1730-1800 NHK World, Russian
1800-1900 RFE/RL, Russian
1900-2000 RFE/RL, Belarusian language
2000-2100 Radio Poland, Belarusian language
2100-2200 RFE/RL, Russian
2200-2300 RFE/RL, Russian
2300-2400 RFE/RL, Russian
0000-0100 RFE/RL, Russian
0100-0200 RFE/RL, Russian
0200-0300 RFE/RL, Russian
0300-0330 RFE/RL, Belarusian language
0330-0400 NHK World, Russian
73, Rimantas Pleikys-LTU, (wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

MADEIRA   1530 MW   Posto Emissor do Funchal, Poiso, at 1910-1920 UT on
March 14, Portuguese, comments. 13221. Also at 0530-0609 on March 15,
ID song "Posto Emissor do Funchal, sua companhia dia a dia", comments
and songs, at 0600 UT news, ID and Madeira advts, 23322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW March 18)

MALAYSIA   6050  Salam FM (via RTM-Kajang site) at 1408-1503* UT on 19
March. On early (usually opens at 1500 UT after Asyik FM programming is
done) doing a local "Tilawah al-Qur'an" (Qur'an recitation competition),
occ. DJ chat/ML pop towards TOH, a couple of new (to me at least) "Salam
FM" jingles, 1+1/TC at 1500 UT & "Berita Nasional-RTM" & off mid-sentence
at 1503* UT.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

MALI   5995  RTM Mali, Bamako, at *0559-0645 UT March 7 and 15, anthem,
African songs, French and vernaculars comments, 24322.

9635  RTM Mali, Bamako, at 1650-1733 UT on March 14, French comments, at
1700 UT news, at 1730 UT eclipses by IBRA Radio, Woofferton, whith program
in Beja on the same frequency, 13221.

{RTM Bamako heard also often/usually with test tone transmission
on 9635 kHz, when switch from 5995 to 9635 kHz at around 0800 UT, wb}
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW March 18)

MICRONESIA  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, US protected area ...]
4755.575  PMA Pacific Missionary Aviati, The Cross Radio - Pohnpei, at
1153-1200* UT on March 16, man preaching in English from the story of
Joseph, song and off with DTMF tones at 1200 UT, 32342, CODAR QRM.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW March 18)

MOLDOVA   9400 / 11510  Re clandestine bcsts to Turkey.

9400  Denge Kurdistana - location (?), at *0400-0435 UT on March 14,
opened with Kurdish vocal selection followed by a series of musical
selections before finally very brief talk by a man in Kurdish language
before even more vocal selections. Poor to fair but steadily improving.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 14)

9400  Rich - WRTH lists this as Grigoriopol, Moldova under clandestine
bcsts to Turkey ... hrd w/ fair sigs here in SoCal from 0405 to 0505 UT
with slowly declining lvl to tune out. I guess you can hear a 1000 KW xmtr
anywhere, Hi!
(Bruce Churchill-USA, DXplorer March 16)

Was NEVER a classified Clandestine station, despite always on pressure of
the Turkey government, Kurdish Broadcaster Media companies were always
settled down regularly in various west-European countries like Belgium,
Denmark, at present originate from Sweden.

Radio and TV program is on air also via public access satellite EUTELSAT
too, since decade(s?), like former "Denge Mezopotamya" program.

Put only for "bureaucratic order constraints" under this WRTH column.

Should be put under a regular "Target Radio Zone" column, is not to be
treated differently, as a TWR or AWR emission in the direction of any
foreign target territory.

It's not only meant for the 24 Mill Kurdish people in Turkey alone, but to
other Kurdish nationals in RURAL areas in the Near East countries.

As a "clandestine station" determines it meets the definition of NATO and
Turkey to their Kurdish ethnic group classified as terrorism organization
in Turkey.

btw. Kurdish nationals in after Bush-war Iraq formed an economical
BOOMTOWN in Erbil region with many radio programms available and most
modern access posibility, so, the SW relay is only meant for people in
RURAL areas.

In A-15 from March 29 again in 25 mb via Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovie

11510 0300-1900UT to zones 39,40  300kW  116degr antITU#218 Kurdish BRB

Another 1000 kW xmtr from that side you can hear europeanwide
on MW 1413 kHz POWERHOUSE in Russian, try the various remote SDR
opportunities here in Europe...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 16)

NIGERIA   6089.8  Radio Nigeria, Kaduna, heard at 2116-2202 UT on Febr 8,
studio man announcer interviewing a man from a remote location over the
phone in the Hausa language. At 2129 UT a music program hosted by a man
began featuring several tribal selections. Anguilla opened its carrier at
2200 UT but audio didn't start until *2202 UT when it swamped Nigeria.
Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 8)

6089.92v  FRCN Kaduna, at 1822 UT, fair with hi life, very unstable xmtr.
21 March.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

{comment: Kaduna-NIG mostly on 6089.853, and Radio Bandeirantes, Sao
Paulo, SP, approx. 100 Hertz up on 6089.966 kHz these days, wb.}

NIGERIA   15120  Voice of Nigeria gone and back. Rather even - or minus
1 Hz - frequency usage at Ikorodu? site, scheduled 08-10 UT, noted
March 23 at 0905 UT here in Germany on S=8 or -72dBm fair signal level,
played international pop music program.

But also 'visible' and audio sound heard some whistle sound tones, 6 x 100
Hertz either side visible, as well as three additional tone signal peaks
seen at 800, 1600, and 2400 Hertz either sideband too !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

Re: Voice of Nigeria gone and back.
Update: VON totally in the clear after 2100 UT on 7255 kHz - music bits
audible well but live voice on very low audio. Interval signal at 2128 UT,
apparently an undocumented language shift - never seen in any schedule.
Likely Arabic or Hausa before 2128 UT, into unid WeAF language afterwards.

2159 UT - a terrible dull version of the terribly military sounding
anthem, test tone. So sign-off one hour earlier than listed everywhere.
<http://www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist>
73 Thorsten Hallmann, via gh March 18)

Re:  Voice of Nigeria gone and back.

Despite some DXer report still Kaduna Nigeria in past weeks, I'm not happy
so, didn't heard Kaduna close to 6089.8v kHz channel since about 6 weeks
anymore.

Kaduna was a regular server in past decades, despite always 150 Hertz odd
frequency outlet on lower side.

Checked this morning 6090 kHz channel again, nothing heard from Anguilla
prayer station, I see a weak tiny stn string on 6089.958 kHz only, but MY
GUESS is - that should be the Brazilian station Radio Bandeirantes, Sao
Paulo, SP, outlet
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25

NIGERIA  [tentat. GERMANY]  New broadcast of MBR FMO to Nigeria -
Radio APC Radio Chanji

0600-0630 11720 NAU 125 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa March 19/20
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

PNG   7325  Wantok Radio Light, at 0720 UT on March 22, fading up with
religious music, weak.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

PERU   4747.60  R Huanta 2000, Huari, Ayacucho, at 1045-1110 UT on March
3, advs, e.g.: "Cooperativa de ahorros Huanta", ID: "Huanta 2000" in
Quechua, first huayno music annmt in Spanish and Quechua, ID: "Por Radio
Huanta 2000", music, 44444.

4810.00  Radio Logos, Tarapoto, at 1110-1150 UT on March 14, music in
Spanish and ethnic dialects without ID, 33333.

4985.50  Radio Voz Cristiana, Chilca, Huancayo, at 1117-1140 UT on March
3, religious music, ID: "A traves de Radio Voz Cristiana", advs,
e.g.:"Comercial Elizabeth, encontraras todo lo necesario para tu casa,
Panaderia Camino Recto, Ferreteria San Carlos", 44444.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, dswci DXW March 18)

5980.1   Radio Chaski, Urubamba, Cusco, at 2356-0059 UT on March 9,
singing ID, several "Gracias a Dios", good signal completely alone on the
frequency. BBC signs on at *0059 UT spoiling the reception.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, dswci DXW March 18)

Also heard in Peru at 1110-1140 UT on March 5, music with ann in Quechua
with religious motives, ID: "Desde el valle sagrado de los incas,
transmite Radio
Chaski..", music, 44444.

6173.85  Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cusco, at 2345-0005 UT on March 5,
esotericprogram as responseto your correspondence, advts, ID: "Radio
Tahuantinsuyo ... 44444.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, dswci DXW March 18)

PERU   4747  Radio Huanta, at 0944 UT, better than it has been lately with
real audio, M in SP talk, poor March 16.

4775  Radio Tarma, at 0944 UT March 16, flutas audible, almost fair.

4810  R Logos, Chazuta, at 0946 UT - no CODAR heard, W in SP talk March
16, at 1022 UT, M in apparent preaching, surprisingly decent signal under
heavy CODAR March 21.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, at 1050 UT, bass driven vocal with
strong signal, best OA on 60 meters on 17 March.

4824.49  La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos, at 2330 to 2345 UT, OM in Spanish
heard below CODAR and ute. While seemingly always present at 2330 UT a
very difficult copy 20 March.

4939.9  Radio San Antonio de Atalaya, Ucayal, at 0003 to 0013 UT, weak
albeit steady signal in Spanish, tone heard at 0010 om "...la musica... en
...? " 19 March.

4955  Radio Cultural Amauta, at 0949 UT, poor not much above threshold,
March 16.

4955  Radio Cultural Amauta Huanta, at 1050 to 1106 UT vocal and
instrumental music, no ID on the hour, flutter in the signal 17 March.

6173.9  Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cusco, fair signal in Spanish language, at
1110 to 1115+ UT, on 16 March.

6173.9  Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cusco, at 1101 to 1120 UT, OM in Spanish,
narrow filter in lsb, 15 March.

6174  Radio Tawuantinsuyo, Cusco, at 0950+ UT, M in apparent SP, poor w/
QRN March 18.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

4747.58  Huanta Dos Mil, at 1031 UT, fair with huaynos, best in LSB to
escape 4750 slop. 22 March (David Sharp NSW, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

RWANDA   6055, Radio Rwanda from Kigali, scheduled 0300-2100 UT in
Kinyarwanda/French, will be closed at end of B-14 season like the other
relays of Deutsche Welle and Adventist World Radio.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, March 9)

17800  Adventist World Radio from Kigali relay, at 1939-2030* UT on March
5, Fulfulde program with ID at 1956 UT, instrumental music, dead air
before commencement of French broadcast at 2000 UT. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 18)

RWANDA   DW Kigali closing: AWR Wavescan by Dr. Adrian M. Peterson

Dear Radio Colleagues,
Please find attached a copy of NWS317,
which is scheduled for broadcast in the Wavescan network beginning next
Sunday.

However, because of the significance of the planned closure of DW Kigali
during the last weekend in March, we are sending out the paper script in
advance of the scheduled broadcasts of this program as another reminder to
the international radio world of this unfortunate but significant event.
This Wavescan script contains the story of DW Kigali. We might add that
the flow of reception reports addressed to the AWR office in Indianapolis
has increased significantly due to the fact that we are offering a special
QSL card with a Kigali QSL stamp attached for all reception reports on the
AWR broadcasts via DW Kigali. - Thank you, AMP.

Dr. Adrian M. Peterson
Co-ordinator - International Relations & DX Editor
Adventist World Radio N9GWY - ex-KA9YPQ
Board of Directors Radio
Heritage New Zealand
Adventist Radio Stations in Indiana Board of Directors Emeritus
Adventist World Radio NASB
National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters USA
<wavescan -at- awr.org>   <adrian.m.peterson -at- gmail.com>

Adventist World Radio
Box 29235
Indianapolis, IN 46229  USA
tel 317 891 8540

Here is copied the meat of the program about Kigali: lots more in the full
script attached

The End of Another Era: In the Land of a Thousand Hills -
Deutsche Welle Closing Kigali Relay Station.

The unwelcome news, that another important shortwave station is closing,
is making headline news in the international radio world. On this
occasion, the station that is closing is a Deutsche Welle DW relay
station, and the location is at Kigali in the small African nation of
Rwanda.

Identified in travel brochures as the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda is
a small landlocked densely populated independent nation located almost in
the center of the bottom half of Africa. The entire country, quite hilly,
is only 150 miles long and 75 miles wide, and it is completely surrounded
by four other independent countries.

The history of Rwanda goes back into the early days of tribal migrations
in Africa, and it is understood that the first peoples to move into the
territory now known as Rwanda were the Pygmy people known as the Twa.
Then, two and three thousand years ago, various sub-tribes of Bantu
peoples also moved into Rwanda and they settled into their territories
where they became known as the Hutus and Tutsis.

At an international conference in Berlin in 1884, the Rwanda territory was
assigned to Germany as part of German East Africa; and the first European
to explore the area was Dr. Oscar Baumann eight years later. During World
War 1, Belgian forces occupied the territory; and in 1962, Rwanda was
separated from neighboring Burundi and given independence in its own
right. In 1994, Rwanda suffered through a horrendous civil war during
which anywhere up to a million people were killed.

These days, Rwanda is an independent self-governing country with a
population of 12 million; its capital city is Kigali with one million. The
peoples of this nation speak three official languages; English, French and
Kinyarwanda.

Communication by Morse Code wireless was introduced to Rwanda with the
installation of a wireless station in Kigali in 1930. This station
operated with French TSF equipment and it was established for
communication with a similar station in Bujumbura in neighboring Burundi.
A small regional network of similar TSF stations was subsequently
installed throughout the twin territories of Burundi/Rwanda.

It was in 1963 that the German shortwave station was constructed in the
rolling hillsides a few miles east of Kinyinya, ten miles north of the
city of Kigali. This African shortwave station was the first relay station
that was established by Deutsche Welle, whose head office at the time was
in Cologne in West Germany.

Their first transmitter was a small unit rated at just 600 watts and it
was taken into service on August 30, 1963. The morning service was
transmitted on 7225 kHz and the evening service on 7295 kHz.

The earliest known monitoring report of the new Deutsche Welle Kigali was
from a listener in New Zealand who heard this original low power unit in
February of the next year (1964). At the time, it was suggested that the
power level would soon be raised to 10 kW.

Initially, programming for DW Kigali was prerecorded on tape at the
studios in Cologne and flown out to Kigali where it was subsequently
played on air in // with the same programming as was heard from the DW
shortwave station at Julich in Germany. Occasional off-air programming on
shortwave from Germany was received in Kigali and fed into the low powered
transmitter for reception in nearby areas in Africa.

When the 600 watt transmitter in Kigali was not on the air with a program
relay, the station engineers reduced the power level and operated it as an
amateur station under the call 9X5 for communication with DW headquarters
in Germany.

On October 24 of the following year (1965), a 250 kW Marconi shortwave
transmitter from England, model BD272, was officially inaugurated and this
replaced the temporary low power unit. The antenna systems at this stage
were made up of a pair of curtains with a passive reflector in between,
and also a set of omni-directional quadrant radiators.

At the same time, a receiver station located a dozen miles from the
transmitter station was also taken into service. Rhombic antennas at the
receiver station were focused on Germany and they received the program
feed via a shortwave transmitter located at the Deutsche Telekom
communication station at Bockhagen*{sic, wb.} in West Germany.

A second Marconi transmitter at 250 kW, model B6122, was installed in 1969
and taken into regular service in July. At this stage, the antenna farm
was made up of 4 pairs of curtain antennas with a passive reflector in
between, and also the previously mentioned omni-directional quadrant.

The 10th anniversary of DW Kigali was celebrated on October 24, 1975 and
many Rwandan government dignitaries as well as senior German personnel
attended the event that was staged in the Transmitter Hall at Kinyinya,
overlooking the national capital ten miles distant.

A modernization program was implemented at DW Kigali in 1992 with new
transmitters and new antenna systems, replacing all of the 30 year old
equipment. Two BBC/ABB transmitters at 250 kW, model SK53C3-2P, were
installed and activated in 1992; and two more transmitters of the same
model were activated during the following year (1993), together with 4
pairs of new curtains.

Quite recently, Deutsche Welle announced the closing of their African
relay station effective at the end of the current B14 Transmission Period,
next weekend. The station will be effectively closed, and completely
dismantled.
Currently, Deutsche Welle Kigali can be seen on Google Earth, directly
north of Kigali in Rwanda. Also clearly visible in the associated colored
photographs are the two transmitter buildings adjutting each other, and
the two sets of feeder lines leading north and south to the two separated
areas in the antenna farm.

The international radio world is saying goodbye to one of the world's
important shortwave relay stations, and we too would say to Deutsche Welle
Kigali: Goodbye, and thank you for a work well done.

We are living in an era when there seems to be a cavalcade of shortwave
stations leaving the air for ever. However we might add, as all
international radio monitors know so well, that the shortwave bands these
days still remain overcrowded with a host of active shortwave broadcast
stations.

Audio Insert
Deutsche Welle Kigali: Tuning Signal
Kigali identification announcement, French International DX News -

You still have a few days left to log the African Relay Station of
Deutsche Welle and to send for their QSL card before the station is gone
forever. We might add also, that the relay of AWR programming via DW
Kigali will also come to an end next weekend as well. If you would like an
AWR QSL card verifying what is now known to be our short term relay via DW
Kigali, you have just a few more days. Each QSL card will also carry what
will become a very rare AWR Kigali QSL stamp.

The AWR website shows the following scheduling for AWR via Kigali:

0600-0630 15700 French
0600-0630 17800 French
1700-1730  9490 Amharic
1930-2000 17800 Fulfulde
2000-2030 17800 French

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(via gh, dxld March 25)

* {comment by wb., see above,
Bockhacken was the DWL monitoring RX! receiving stn instead. German
Bundespost transmissions occured from Bonames-Frankfurt, Usingen-
Frankfurt, or Juelich, Germany sites.

Amateur station under the call 9X5 for communication with DW headquarters
in Germany, noted often in SBB or RTTY on 6875, 7917, 21757.5 kHz.

Sept 1994 in RNWMN: Since August 18th, new Tutsi government using DW relay
station is bc 11 hours a day on 6055 kHz with 20 kW of power only, in
local languages like Kinyarwanda.

April 1994 DWL relaystation Kigali, Rwanda.
Als im April 1994 elf deutsche Mitarbeiter der Deutschen Welle nach langen
Ueberlegungen der deutschen Bundesregierung von belgischen
Fallschirmjaegern aus ihrer von Rebellen eingeschlossenen Sendestation
nahe der buergerkriegserschuetterten ruandischen Hauptstadt Kigali
gerettet und abtransportiert wurden, standen die deutschen
Kommandokompanien zwar bereit, durften aber aufgrund politischer Bedenken
und angeblich nicht ausreichender Befugnisse nicht operieren.

Letztlich mussten belgische PARACOMMANDOS die Deutschen (5 Familien)
evakuieren.

Ein Aufschrei der Empoerung ging um die Welt:
Die groesste Nation Europas war nicht in der Lage, eigene Staatsbuerger
aus Krisensituationen zu retten. "Die Faehigkeit, im Notfall eigene
Staatsbuerger im Ausland aus Gefahr fuer Leib und Leben retten zu koennen,
gehoert zur grundlegenden Verantwortung eines jeden Staates", erkannte
daraufhin der damalige Verteidigungsminister Volker Ruehe. Er stellte alle
Weichen zur Aufstellung und zum Aufbau eines eigenen Spezialverbandes -
dem Kommando Spezialkraefte, kurz KSK.

Im Juli 1994 war der Rebellensender "Radio Mohabura" von dort auf 6055 kHz
in der Luft.

Die DWL Mitarbeiter wurden von belgischen Fallschirmjaegern gerettet.

Nach dem Buergerkrieg wurde die Station wieder vom Techniker (Bergmeier?)
ge-entert, saniert, repariert etc., zusammen mit 7 ehemaligen
verpflichteten "Post der DDR"  Technikern, ?woher? vielleicht Nauen oder
KoeWu?
(wb df5sx in talk with DWL engineer Bernhard Prasse DJ5DC)

Radio Amahoro. A Kinyarwanda programme launched in the context of the
massacres in Rwanda.

A single tx is provided by Diesel engine generator made electricity. Main
power electricity isn't available nationwide at present. Relay station may
remain in October on a limited basis, using one or two of four 250 kW txs
only, when main electricity will applied to the station again.
(Head of DW Technical Departement,
Mr. Peter Saenger interviewed in RNMN, Sept 1994)

Cry of help by new Tutsi govt. and UN peace keepers. Appeal to Germany to
resume transmissions on Deutsche Welle relay station. Four DW technicians
of German nationality are on the relay station again, since August 18th
1994. Fiftheen of former fifty local employees have been engaged again.
All technical facilities are intact and in good shape. But plundering
occured on all private houses of fifthy Rwandese and four German staff
people.

At present DW relay station is bc 11 hours a day on 6055 kHz 20 kW in
local languages like Kinyarwanda. A single tx is provided by Diesel
generator engine made electricity. Main power electricity isn't available
nationwide at present.  Relay station may remain in October on a limited
basis, using two of four txs only, when main electricity will applied to
the station again.
(Head of DW Technical Departement,
Mr. Peter Saenger interviewed in ORF SW Panorama, Sept 1994)

Australian Defence Forces Radio Service to troops serving in Rwanda.
To Rwanda in CentralAF via 60 kW tx at NoWeCape point in Western AUS:
0800-1000 UTC on either 15606 or 18191,5 kHz.
1400-1600 UTC on either  8743 or 10621,5 kHz. (RNMN, Sept 1994)

Seven DW technicians are now Febr 1995 - back - after Tutsi occupation -
at Kigali tx site. DW Kigali relay is using four 250 kW txs at 0300-0600 &
0900-2200 UTC. Reduced test service schedule at night 2200-0400 UTC. DW
Kigali relay schedule in April 1995.

"Australian Defence Forces' Radio" bc to Australian UN Peace Keeping
Forces in foreign countries, like Rwanda, as well as to Butterworth-MLA
Air Force Base.
0100-0200, 0430-0530, 1000-1100 UTC on 13535 kHz.
0800-1000 UTC on 15606 & 18191 kHz.  1400-1500 UTC 8743 & 10621 kHz.
(April 1995)

DW Kigali Relay Stn: Other stns may soon be able to use the relay stn as a
result of tx exchanges with DW. This is the result of an agreement with
the Rwandan govt. The Rwandan Information Office must approve each stn
that DW proposes to use the relay (four 250 kw txs). FEBA/TDF (July 2000)

The antenna farm of Deutsche Welle Kigali-RRW relay site is under renewal
at present. Modernization project takes place Sept 2002 til May 2003.
}

SAUDI ARABIA   17614.974  Much odd frequency service of BSKSA Riyadh HQ
prayer program at 0945 UT on March 23, S=8-9 and MUCH SCRATCHING audio
feed.

Also 1st Arabic program service of Riyadh with much cleaner and stronger
audio program on 17805 kHz, S=9+10 or -60dBm powerful.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545  SIBC Honiara, at 2015-2033 UT on March 15, ID,
popular song, it's thought to be the same transmitter as before due to
condition, 35333. (Wagai)

9545, SIBC Honiara with relay of Wantok FM 96.3 MHz, extended schedule; at
1305-1407 UT March 15; playing religious songs in English; IDs "Wantok FM
96.3. Good Times. Great music"; mostly poor due to heavy adjacent QRM, but
1357-1400 in the clear with fair reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 15)

Also heard with extended schedule (due to nearby cyclone ? Ed) at 1305-
1407 UT on March 15, relay of Wantok FM 96.3, playing religious songs in
English, IDs "Wantok FM 96.3. Good Times. Great music"; mostly poor due to
heavy adjacent QRM, but 1357-1400 UT in the clear with fair reception.

Not surprisingly they continued on after their normal 0501* UT on March
16, at 0519-0539 UT with relay of Radio Australia, with extensive
reporting from Vanuatu and all that Australia is doing to help, slightly
delayed from RA on // 15240 // 15415 // 17840 kHz; at 0539 UT cut away to
local SIBC programs, phone advts for international calling, medical public
service ann for leprosy, SIBC employment, 0556 UT weather, with "heavy
rain warnings for most of the provinces" with talk of Cyclone Nathan in
the Coral Sea; started poor and improved to fairly readable.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)

SOUTH AFRICA Rep.  3255.00  BBC, via Sentec Meyerton relay, at 1750-1805
UT on March 7, English interview, CWQRM in USB, 34343.

4895.00  South African R League, via Sentec Meyerton relay, at 1650-1724*
UT on Monday March 9, English talk about U.S. HAM's, QRM AIR Kurseong
until 1659* UT, then clear. English news about HAM equipment, 1718 UT
interview about celebration of anniversary of South African R League
featuring the listening conditions in year 1920, 1723 UT closing annmt:
"A.R. Today", 32/5233.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW March 18)

SPAIN   REE Noblejas on shortwave tonight March 18.
Tonight til 22 UT again Champions League matches live coverage on Spanish
shortwaves, noted via REE Noblejas shortwave bcasts at 1945 UT on

 9620  S=9+30dB -44dBm, and heavy QRM by AIR co-channel, see below.
11940  S=9+15dB -59dBm
15490  S=8-9    -76dBm
17755  S=6-7    -92dBm.

and on Thursday March 19 at 2140 UT too:
 9620  S=9+10dB -66dBm
11940  S=9      -72dBm
15490  S=7      -84dBm
17755  S=5-6    -95dBm.
wb in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 18/19)

SPAIN   A-15 season, REE Noblejas registration entry change.
New 9690 kHz REE Noblejas
(to be replaced delete 9620 kHz due of heavy QRM by AIR co-channel).

 9690 1600-2400 4,6-11          NOB 200kW 290deg ant#212 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
 9690 1900-2400 4,6-11          NOB 200kW 290deg ant#212 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
11685 1500-2400 46,47,52,57     NOB 200kW 161deg ant#212 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
11685 1900-2400 46,47,52,57     NOB 200kW 161deg ant#212 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
11940 1500-2400 12-16           NOB 200kW 230deg ant#218 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
11940 1900-2400 12-16           NOB 200kW 230deg ant#218 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
12030 1500-2400 38,39,47,48     NOB 200kW 110deg ant#218 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
12030 1900-2400 38,39,47,48     NOB 200kW 110deg ant#218 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
15110 2000-2400 4,7-11          NOB 200kW 302deg ant#218 Daily   Spa  REE
15490 1600-2400 38,39,47,48     NOB 200kW 110deg ant#212 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
12490 1900-2400 38,39,47,48     NOB 200kW 110deg ant#212 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
17715 1600-2400 12-16           NOB 200kW 230deg ant#218 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
17715 2000-2400 12-16           NOB 200kW 230deg ant#218 Mon-Fri Spa  REE

new time:
17755 2000-2400 46,47,52,57     NOB 200kW 161deg ant#212 Daily   Spa  REE

17855 1600-2400 4,6-11          NOB 200kW 290deg ant#218 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
17855 2000-2400 4,6-11          NOB 200kW 290deg ant#218 Mon-Fri Spa  REE

del 21610 1800-2400 38,39,47,48 NOB 200kW 110deg ant#212 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
21620 1600-2000 46,47,52,57     NOB 200kW 161deg ant#212 Sat/Sun Spa  REE
21620 2000-2400 46,47,52,57     NOB 200kW 161deg ant#212 Mon-Fri Spa  REE
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 18)

SURINAME   4990  Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, at 0930 on March 4, Dutch ...
still not a good signal, but better than anything in the past. Usually
just have a carrier with this one.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

SWITZERLAND   Schweiz bereitet weitere Schritte zur UKW-Abschaltung vor.

Vertreter der SRG und der privaten Radiostationen in der Schweiz haben am
Mittwoch eine Vereinbarung unterzeichnet, die den Wechsel von der analogen
UKW- zur digitalen DAB+-Verbreitung definiert. Im Strategiepapier werden
die Modalitaeten in Sachen Finanzen, Organisation, Verantwortlichkeiten
und Marketing geregelt, wie die Branchenpartner am Mittwoch gemeinsam
mitteilten. Damit der Vertrag in Kraft tritt, muessen ihm mindestens 80
Prozent der Privatradiostationen zustimmen. Zudem muss das Volk am 14.
Juni Ja sagen zur Revision des Bundesgesetzes ueber Radio und Fernsehen
(RTVG). Falls das Volk Nein sagt, scheitert das Vorhaben und es entsteht
ein Verlust von vier Millionen Franken, wie Philippe Zahno von der Union
Radios Regionales Romandes der Nachrichtenagentur SDA sagte.

Einen "Plan B" gebe es nicht. Das Ziel ist, in der Schweiz ab dem Jahr
2020 Radioprogramme nur noch digital und hauptsaechlich ueber DAB+ zu
verbreiten. Rund 70 Programme aller Sprachregionen wuerden ueber DAB+-
Plattformen verbreitet.

Spaetestens 2024 soll nach aktuellem Plan der letzte UKW-Sender vom Netz
genommen werden. In Deutschland dagegen haben sich die Marktpartner noch
nicht ueber einen solchen Ausstiegstermin aus der UKW-Verbreitung
geeinigt. Hier blockieren vor allem die Privatradios.
(Tec_time-Newsletter March 20)

SYRIA   SW center Damascus Adra scrapped between 2013 and 2014 acc G.E.
images.

Von den einst 11 SW Antennen der KW-Sendestelle Adra sind nur noch
4 Antennen vorhanden, aber auch diese liegen auf dem Boden.

Ei, das sieht ja professionell abgerissen aus. Ich sehe uebrigens Truemmer
von noch fuenf Tuermen. Waren zum Zeitpunkt der Aufnahme wohl gerade
dabei, den Schrott abzufahren ...

Die Bezeichnung "Adra" wuerde ich uebrigens als historisch gewachsen bzw.
mangels besserem Wissen gepraegt ansehen. Man dachte wohl, die
Kurzwellenanlage stehe mit bei den Mittelwellensendern {distance 7 kms}.
Was halt nicht der Fall war.
(Kai Ludwig-D, March 22)

7 km Distanz ist in einer Grossstadt nicht die Welt, im Febr 2013 stand
laut G.E. noch alles, auch der Steilstrahler an der Nordwestecke des
Gelaendes. Ich kann mich gar nicht mehr an eine 60 oder 49 mb lokales
steilgestrahltes Near East Radio erinnern.

Und jetzt hat >er< das Metall der Masten zu neuen Boembchen verbaut ?
Mir kommt das grosse Speiben, wenn ich an diese sehr willkommenen
Revolutionen von Tunesien bis Afghanistan denke.

Hat nicht auch mal GDR Funkwerk Koepenick einen Mittelwellensender in
Syrien verbaut?

SYR Damascus Sabboura 666 kHz 600/100kW 2mast, also former 873 kHz 10kW
33 30 26.00 N  36 06 54.93 E

und ein Einzelmast bei
33 30 36.37 N  36 06 56.02 E

ist auch zwischen Okt 2005 und Mai 2011 "bisambergisiert" worden ...

Tartus 2x und Aleppo sind noch hardware maessig sichtbar
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die 2-mast Anlage fuer den Geheimsender "Palestine Radio" steht auch noch
bei Hims/Homs nominal 594 kHz (wandered to 617!) kHz 300 kW
34 47 30.00 N  36 42 53.50 E

Dayr az Zawr / Deir-el-Zor 827 kHz 200 kW
und die 4 Mastanlage sieht auch sehr imposant aus, wie einst in
Wachenbrunn-GDR auch ...
35 23 56.56 N  40 05 00.35 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

TAIWAN/CHINA  UNID - Sound of Hope Radio (Taiwan) or CNR1 jammer (China)?
UNID - Does anyone know what I'm hearing on 12430 Hz? Chinese type
language, poss local dialect. Quite strong at 2220 UT, SIO333.
(Jonathan Kempster-UK   M5AEO, BrDXC- yahoo ng / hcdx, March 14)

Aoki Nagoya Japan list show usual
12430.035 kHz *=jammed by CNR1 program, SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng
at 2130-1430 UT, daily Chinese/Ca tonese 0.1 ND
TWN G.C location 26 10 N 119 55 E  SOH = Sound of Hope Radio

Checked on SDR radio remote Tokyo post at 0330-0345 UT on March 25
as
12430.029 SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng male voice // 13820v,
but CNR1 and CNR2 pxs had female announcer program instead.
wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 25)

THAILAND   17769.960  Odd frequency of Radio Liberty's Russian service to
Far East Russia via IBB relay site Udon Thani Ban Dung site, at 0952 UT on
March 23, S=5-6 much fluttery sidelobe signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

UNIDENTIFIED   11720  NO ID, musica etnica africana, 19:45- UT
Saludos cordiales
11720 NO ID, 1945-1950 UT, escuchada el 23 de marzo de 2015 con emision
musical, musica etnica africana, SINPO 45444
(Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, hcdx March 23)

UNIDentified station with Arabic music was observed again

March 16
0920-0925 9600, 1000 Hz test tone
0925-0931 9600, Arabic folk song,
1015-1020 9600, 1000 Hz test tone
1020-1036 9600, Arabic folk song.

March 17
0900-0905 9600, 1000 Hz test tone
0905-0915 9600, Arabic folk song.
1205-1220 9550, 1000 Hz test tone
1220-1235 9550, Arabic folk song

{frequency footprint mostly 9550/9600.003 ... x.006 kHz,
1001 Hertz audio test tone heard, similar odd 1001 Hertz test tone done
also at Radio Cairo Abis site in Indonesian on 15710 kHz outlet, wb}
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

UAE  [VIETNAM non]  9430  Frequenzaenderung. Liebe Hoererinnen und Hoerer,
Wir moechten Sie gern auf unsere Frequenzaenderung hinweisen. Unser
Programm wird ab 29. Maerz 2015 auf der Sommerfrequenz 9430 kHz von
1930-2030 UT gesendet. Die Sendung im Internet bleibt unveraendert.

Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit. Wir wuenschen Ihnen alles Gute.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Deutsche Redaktion
Auslandskanal VOV5
Radiosender "Die Stimme Vietnams"
45 Ba Trieu Strasse - Hanoi - Vietnam
Tel: + 844 39365218   Fax: + 844 38266707
E-mail: <deutsch_vov -at- yahoo.com>  <german -at- vov.org.vn>
Website: <www.vovworld.vn>
(VoVTN Hanoi, phong tieng duc ban doi ngoai, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

British Babcock FMO brokert die Vietnamesen, ueber die Relay Anlage Al
Dhabbaya UAE, fuer meinen Geschmack im Hochsommer etwas zu lange
Wellenlaenge, - im Sept/Okt okay, - aber April bis August haette es ruhig
das 25 Meterband sein koennen...

9430 kHz at 1930-2030 UT to zone 28NW  DHA  250kW 315deg  30deg slewed
ITU-ant#218  2903-251015 Deutsch UAE VOV BAB FMO.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

USA   7505.3  {mostly 7505.317v}  WRNO, March 22 at 1206 UT, VG signal
with gospel music, so WRNO is on at this odd hour; maybe was all-night? I
may not have checked this range around 0600 UT. Still on at 1347 UT with
gospel huxter past 1400 UT and weakening, no ID. 7505 kHz has always been
registered with HFCC and FCC for much longer hours than they ever used it,
currently 22-16 UT, but until now self-restricted to prime time only,
01v-04 UT.

Remains to be heard whether an anomaly, a Sunday-only thing or ??? Still
going at 1552 UT check. Also has an imaginary daytime frequency 15590 kHz
at 16-22 UT, both inherited from KTBN. Wonder if that will ever appear?
Not today: at 1619 UT, 7505.3 kHz is still on but unmodulated carrier.
At this hour it must still be full power, not just exciter, as often
detectable overnight.

Incomplete program schedule still limited to evenings only:
<http://wrnoradio.com/?page_id=4014>
fails to mention newscasts at odd times cribbed from Deutsche Welle.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 22)

USA   Global 24 SW schedule via Okeechobee from March 20 to March 22

2300-2400  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Fri March 20
1800-2100  9525 YFR 100 kW unspecified destination Sat March 21
2200-2300 11825 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Sat March 21
2300-2400  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Sat March 21
2300-2400 11825 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Sat March 21
0000-0100 11825 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Sun March 22
0100-0200 11825 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Sun March 22
0200-0230  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   English Sun March 22
2300-2400  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English Sun March 22
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

Brother Stair/TOM/, instead of Radio Africa Network/RAN/ March 17

1355-1400 17790 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English scheduled from 1400
1400-1800 17790 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English TOM, instead of RAN
1800-2100 17790 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English RAN, as scheduled
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

Updated schedule of WINB Red Lion, Brother Stair is 1800-1900 UT,
ex1730-1830 UT

1130-1400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1400-1500  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
1500-1700  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Mon/Tue
1700-1730  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Wed/Fri
1730-1745  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Eng/Spa Mon-Fri
1730-1745  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
1745-1800  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
1800-1900  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Mon-Fri Brother Stair
1800-1900  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
1900-2330  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2330-2400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Spanish Mon
2330-2400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sun
0000-0200  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
0200-0230  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue/Fri-Sun
0230-0330  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue/Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 21)

VANUATU   On March 14, Vanuatu in the Pacific was hit by one of the worst
tropical cyclones "Pam", gusting up to 330 kilometres/hour (= max.
Cathegory 5). The 65 islands of Vanuatu, which has 260.000 inhabitants,
was totally devastated, inclusive the well heard Radio Vanuatu. 90% of the
homes in the capital Port Vila were destroyed.

[via SINGAPORE]  Additional frequency of BBC World Sce to Vanuatu from
March 19
1900-2000 UT on 9855 SNG 250 kW 135 deg to VUT English.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

VANUATU   3945, R Vanuatu, Port Vila, at 1312 UT on March 7, pop music,
heard via remote SDR receiver in Sydney, NSW Australia.

Also heard at 1407-past 1505 UT on March 9, 11 and 12, one of their better
days, light pop songs, including the usual "You are the Only One", so this
must in fact be a very long musical loop that they keep playing every day;
never with any anns; still heard at 1451 UT, so continuing on with their
24 hour operation. Of course this is after the sign off of "RN2" (Japan)
on weekdays.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)

Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, disappeared from the air during the tropical
Cyclone "Pam" on March 14 according to:

"Radio Vanuatu definitely missing March 14 when I checked in the 0800 to
1000 UT period. Australian TV news monitored last night was showing the
heavy devastation around Vila. Hopefully the issue is just power supply as
so much of the island group can only receive the shortwave signal.

We are waiting for Cyclone Pam to reach Northland NZ from this afternoon -
winds currently gusting to 35km and barometer falling fast. Rain will be
welcome as we have had no decent falls this year to date."

Checking from 1216 to 1305 UT on March 14, found nothing on 3945 kHz
(Radio Vanuatu). As it's the weekend, Japan signed off early, leaving 3945
kHz in the clear, but not a trace of Vanuatu.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL via Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW March 18)

3945  R. Vanuatu (presumed), at 1401-1430 UT on March 20. As
others have been reporting today, they are again on the air. After Japan
1401*, had faint audio (singing) hovering just above threshold level, but
fading up and slowly improving (my local sunrise at 1411 UT); playing
almost non-stop EZL pop songs, but clearly not the usual long non-stop
musical loop that I have heard in the past; today had very brief
announcers at 1417 UT; more music till 1430 UT, when again heard
announcer, but by then had faded down again to hovering just above
threshold level; ham QRM rather strong today, so impossible to get much
in the way of details. Nice to have them back! Unable to hear them
on 7260 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW March 18)

Vanuatu 3945 kHz back on the air, March 20.

Just checked at 0940 UT and Radio Vanuatu 3945 kHz is back on the air -
very good signal here in NZL so likely the VTBC transmitter rather than a
temporary operation.
(Bryan & Sandra Clark-NZL, dxld March 20)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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