WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1205 18 April 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   9849.973 kHz  Radio Tirana English at 0138 UT on April 11, 2015.
Heard at best in Florida, USA, at S=9+10dB signal level. But all others
northerly locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Rochester - New York, New
Jersey and Boston Massachusetts in USA, logged at poor S=7 fluttery level
only.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 11)

ANGOLA   4949.7  Radio Nacional, at 2350-0010 UT, the surprise of the
evening as this was coming in with a surprisingly good signal despite some
severe QRN, tuned into a progr of piano jazz, one song "Satan Doll",
identifiable, M ancr in En talked about a future pgm, this sounded much
like a prerecorded VOA-type progr but I cannot say that is what it was,
M ancr into nx in PT at 00, W ancr in apparent cmntry in Portuguese at
0006 UT on March 26/27.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

On 4949.741 kHz footprint exact April 11, at 2245 UT, wb.

ANTARCTICA   15476  LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabrile, Base
Esperanza, good season to hear this station here in the North West of
Spain, I can pick it up various days between Monday to Friday whit weak to
fair signal after closed Adventist World Radio at 2000 UT on 15480 kHz.

2003-2040 UT on April 14, female comments, Spanish Argentine accent, "El
sector antartico argentino, el observatorio meteorologico, el
laboratorio", "Instituto Antartico Argentino", songs, at 2025 UT
identification in Spanish and Portuguese: "Desde Base Esperanza, Sector
Antartico Argentino, transmite LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcangel San
Gabriel, por la frecuencia de 15476 kHz, banda de 19 metros, transmitimos
de lunes a viernes de 18 a 21 horas UTC...". 24322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx April 15)

15475.974  Nice S=4-5 or -96dBm signal noted around 2035 UT on April 17.
LRA 36, Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza.
Fiddle music til 2040 UT April 17, noted on remote Perseus SDR unit in
southern Germany. Locutora talk about matrimonio at 2047 UT.
Radio Nacional Arcangel Station ID at 2051 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

ARGENTINA   6054.15v  on April 10 at 2337 UT RAE Found off-freq and very
distorted again at 2337 UT w/usual mx pgm hosted by M w/infrequent anmnts.
Finally ID/IS/Jazz mx routine at 2355 UT, then the signal going off the
air at 2356 UT. But unlike the last time, they didn't appear to jump up to
their nominal 6060 kHz this time. Strong signal.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, DXplorer April 12)

15345.176  RAE Buenos Aires noted in their French sce, Friday 17th
at 2030 UT, talk by two woman on photographique en Paris and France.
Unstable transmitter wandered up and down at 12 Hertz range ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

AUSTRALIA   More and more frequency changes of Reach Beyond Australia

1100-1115 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Tibetan Sun,        ex11590
1100-1115 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese Tue/Fri, ex11590
1115-1130 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Chinese Hakka Wed,  ex11590
1115-1130 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Chinese Falam Fri,  ex11590
1115-1130 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Sat,        ex11590
1115-1130 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS English Sun-Tue/Thu,ex11590
1130-1145 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Ch Falam Sun/Wed,   ex11590
1130-1145 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Ch Hakka Mon/Fri,   ex11590
1130-1145 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Tue/Thu,    ex11590
1130-1145 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS English Sat,        ex11590
1145-1215 NF9900 KNX 100 kW 320 deg to SoEaAS Rawang,             ex11590
1230-1300 NF9720 KNX 100 kW 315 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian Mon-Sat, ex9940
1230-1300 NF9720 KNX 100 kW 315 deg to SoEaAS Malaysian Sun,      ex9940
1300-1315 NF9720 KNX 100 kW 315 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian,         ex9940
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

Frequency and time changes of Reach Beyond Australia,
all: NF12075 (ex11590) kHz KNX 100 kW  305 deg to SoAS

1330-1400 Hindi Sat-Thu
1330-1400 English Fri
1400-1415 Chattisgarhi Sat/Sun
1400-1415 Malayalam Mon
1400-1415 Telugu Tue/Thu
1400-1415 Kuruk Wed
1400-1415 Marathi Fri
1415-1430 Tamil Sat/Sun
1415-1430 Bahnla Mon
1415-1430 Marwari Tue
1415-1430 Hindi Wed
1415-1430 Telugu Thu
1415-1430 Marathi Fri
1430-1445 Tamil Sun-Fri
1430-1445 Urdu Sat
1445-1530 English, ex 11590, CANCELLED.

1445-1600 15340 KNX 100 kW 310 deg SoAS English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

AUSTRIA   RADIO DARC am Sonntag mit Richtstrahler aus Wien -
dem ORS Moosbrunn Sendezentrum.
Bisher wurde Rundstrahlung mit einer corner fed Quadrantantenne
produziert.

Ich habe eben auf der Portalseite von Radio DARC die aktuelle Info
entdeckt, dass die Aussendung am Sonntag versuchsweise mit einer
Richtantenne mit 11dBd Gewinn in Richtung DL durchgefuehrt wird.

Na, da kann man mal gespannt sein. Da die KW-RX Sendung mit S=9+40dB
einlangt, wird sich da nicht mehr viel verbessern lassen.

1,2 Megawatt (fuer die ganz Doofen wird Mega dann auch noch erklaert) fuer
80 Euro oder so die Stunde, das ist doch ein Schnaeppchen ;-).

<http://www.darc.de/aktuelles/radio-darc/>

kopiert:

Aktueller Hinweis:
In der Sendung am 12.04.2015 aus Wien wird probehalber ein Richtstrahler
eingesetzt, der Radio DARC zu einer effektiven Sendeleistung von 1,2
Megawatt (1,2 Millionen Watt ERP) verhilft. Es handelt sich hierbei um
eine Logarithmisch-Periodische Antenne mit 11 dBd Gewinn,
Hauptstrahlrichtung wird auf QTF 300 Grad (Ruhrgebiet) eingestellt.

Der Oeffnungswinkel betraegt ca. 60 Grad und reicht von Zuerich bis
Flensburg.
Ausserhalb dieser Regionen wird der Gewinn geringer sein.

Wir bitten daher um intensive Empfangsberichte. Dank an OM Ernst Vranka
OE3EVA fuer die Bereitstellung der Richtantenne in Wien Moosbrunn !
(Radio-DARC, April 11)

AUSTRIA/GERMANY   6070 "DARC Radio" - Deutscher Amateur Radio Club - on
Suns only at 1100 CEST (09 UT) is always via ORS Moosbrunn Austria 100 kW,
non-directional Quadrant antenna, on April 11 a log-periodic movable was
in use instead.

b u t

6070 on Mons at 1700 CEST (15 UT) is via hobby radio station
channel292 Rohrbach Waal in Bavaria with 10 kW.

ORS Moosbrunn Austria 100 kW.
is planned - probably - until end Sunday 19 April only?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5/12)

RADIO DARC am Sonntag mit Richtstrahler aus Wien Moosbrunn.

Und 11dBd Gewinn? 11 dB bezogen auf einen Dipol ... jaaaaaaa ...
vielleicht auf den hoeheren Frequenzen, aber kaum auf 6 MHz. Das sehe ich
auch so. Wenn man mehr ueber die Antenne wuesste (Laenge, Elementzahl),
koennte man genaueres sagen. Logpers sind an sich dafuer bekannt, dass
sie zwar sehr breitbandig sind, aber gewinnmaessig mit einer Yagi in
vergleichbarer Groesse bei weitem nicht mithalten koennen.
(Clemens DL4RAJ, A-DX April 12)

Vielleicht bringen diese Bilder etwas mehr Aufklaerung:
<http://www.wabweb.net/radio/sender/moosbrunn2006a.htm>
(Peter DL1YAK, A-DX April 12)

Hi Clemens,
there are special designations of gain for log periodic antennas on HF.

E.g. Allgon Gain: Up to + 14 dBi including reflection from good ground.

High Gain Forward gain avg: 5,0 dB; 7,2 dBi; 13,2 dBi/above flat earth
60'-100'. Rohde & Schwarz Gain: With perfectly conducting ground referred
to isotropic radiator in free space.

The mentioned LP used at Moosbrunn, Austria for Radio DARC is a Rohde &
Schwarz antenna. This type was also erected in Sweden in the mid 60th and
was selected during 100 years of ITU as motive on a Swedish stamp.

<http://download.antennex.com/listarch/files/R+S_LP_antenna.jpg>

<http://download.antennex.com/listarch/files/stamp.jpg>
(Alois - DJ0TR, via Clemens DL4RAJ, A-DX April 12)

Re: RADIO DARC am Sonntag mit Richtstrahler aus Wien Moosbrunn.

Evtl. erfahre ich noch mehr von einem R&S Ingenieur. Hier die Auskunft
eines massgeblichen R&S Ingenieurs:

"Die LP Antenne stammt in der Tat von uns - ebenfalls aus einer "those
were the days-time" (Mitte der 60er bis Ende der 70er Jahre) als R&S noch
AM-Rundfunk-Antennen fuer hohe Leistungen im Programm hatte.

Die Antennenfamilie heisst AK226 und der Antennentyp HA226/4471/180.

Die Dimensionierung erfolgte fuer 250 kW Traegerleistung +100% Modulation.
Prominente Anwendungen dieser Antennen fanden in Schweden, Saudi Arabien -
und dem BND (allerdings nur als Rx-Antenne) statt.

Die vom "DARC" propagierte Gewinnangabe ist eher "journalistisch" zu
verstehen. Im Datenblatt findet man 11dBd, berechnet fuer unendlich gut
leitenden Boden. Eine mit heutigen Mitteln durchgefuehrte Simulation (sie
existiert nicht!) wuerde als realen Wert sicher 2 ... 3 dB weniger
liefern.

Interessant ist die Realisierung als "Duhamel-LP" (die gewinkelte
Anordnung), die u.a. zu einer Absenkung der Hauptkeule fuehrt, was fuer
die DARC-Applikation jedoch eher kontraproduktiv ist.

Die erste Aussendung mit dieser Antenne litt aber m.E. vorwiegend unter
ionosphaerischen Ausbreitungsproblemen, was ein Parallelvergleich mit der
6095 kHz ("The Mighty KBC") nachdruecklich bestaetigte.

Mal sehen bzw. hoeren, wie sich der naechste Sonntag darstellt."
(Clemens DL4RAJ, A-DX April 12)

Du wirst recht haben, auf den Faroeern oder in Groenland war's wohl
grad recht ?  Eine gute HQ Rundstrahlung wie Jahrzehnte auf 6155 kHz aus
ORS Moosbrunn reicht ja auch, um mit S=9+30 oder +40dB am Kaffeetisch zu
empfangen.
(wb df5sx)

6070 kHz Sunday April 12, 09.30-10.00 UT, - blackout.

Es lag offenbar ein klassischer Moegel-Dellinger-Effekt vor,
in Folge einer starken Stoerung des Erdmagnetfeldes.

Hier in der Nordschweiz leider ein sehr "berauschendes" Signal. Oft zwar
um S=6-7, aber mit QSB-Einbruechen bis zum Grundrauschen (S=4) herunter,
die sich jetzt (ab 11:45 MESZ) immer mehr haeufen. Das alles am Elad
FDM-DUO und eines nach Ost-West aufgehaengten 2x22m Dipols.

Da mag man dem interessanten Programm nicht mehr zuhoeren und wuenscht
sich entweder ein Podcast oder eine herunterladbare Aufzeichnung, die
man sich spaeter in Ruhe und guter Qualitaet nochmal anhoeren kann.

Die Montagssendung kommt viel zu frueh, da bin ich noch im QRL.
Hab das alles dem DARC auch gerade schon geschrieben.

Von wegen guter Empfang von Zuerich bis Flensburg. In Zuerich und Umgebung
jedenfalls sicher nicht. Wir liegen hier zu sehr am Rande der
Richtstrahler-Oeffnungsbreite.

{eine technische Erklaerung: zur 2. Halbstunde setzte ein Moegel-Dellinger
Blackouteffekt ein - ein reiner Zufall zu dieser Stunde, wb.}
(73 Udo, HB9ERD/DL3GN, A-DX April 12)

RADIO DARC - Das woechentliche Radioprogramm des Vereins

Was ist RADIO DARC ?

Unter dem Motto "Von Funkamateuren fuer Funkamateure" wird woechentlich
auf diesem Sendeplatz ein neuartiges DX-Magazin ausgestrahlt, welches in
ganz Europa gut zu empfangen ist. Aktuelle Meldungen aus dem Amateurfunk-
und Kurzwellenbereich, Marktberichte, Technik-Tipps, DX-Meldungen und
Interviews erwarten die Hoerer ebenso wie abwechslungsreiche Musik aus den
"goldenen" 70er und 80er Jahren. Vorbild sollen die legendaeren frueheren
See-Sender wie Radio Noordzee International, Radio Veronica und Radio
Caroline sein.

Programmvorschau der Sendung am 19. und 20.04.2015:

* Editorial zu Funkstoerungen
* Bericht ueber ein Schweizer 60m-Bakenprojekt
* Beitrag von Wolf Harranth OE1WHC zum Dokufunk Archiv
* Unheimliche HF-Geschichten

OM Wolf Harranth OE1WHC dieses Wochenende bei RADIO DARC auf Sendung.

Die Redakteure von RADIO DARC konnten den sehr bekannten oesterreichischen
Medienjournalisten und Buchautor Wolf Harranth gewinnen, Beitraege fuer
unsere vereinseigene Radiosendung beizusteuern.

OM Wolf (OE1WHC) hat viele Jahre das "DX-Telegramm", spaeter das Magazin
"Intermedia" im ORF Auslandsdienst aus Wien moderiert, bevor dies im Jahr
2003 leider eingestellt wurde. Er ist der Traeger des Horkheimer-Preises
2011. Es ist uns eine ganz besondere Ehre, dass uns ein so bekannter Autor
Beitraege liefert. Der Witz der Geschichte ist, dass OM Wolf nun seinen
journalistischer Beitrag ueber das Dokufunk-Archiv ueber genau jenen
Sender in Wien abstrahlen kann, ueber den frueher seine so beliebten
Sendungen in alle Welt liefen.

Rueckblick:

Es wurde in der letzten Sendung am 12.04.2015 von fast 100 Zuhoerern
berichtet, dass nach anfaenglich gutem Start etwa zur Haefte der Sendung
alle Feldstaerken ploetzlich um bis zu 30dB abgefallen sind und teilweise
sogar Totalausfall beobachtet wurde. Dies wurde von Experten untersucht.
Es lag offenbar ein klassischer Moegel-Dellinger-Effekt vor in Folge einer
starken Stoerung des Erdmagnetfeldes. Es gibt halt leider auf KW keine
Garantie fuer immer 100% Superempfang. Daher auch eine
Wiederholungssendung.

Weitere Informationen zu dem Ausfall finden sich hier:

<http://amateurfunk-mint.blogspot.de/2015/04/radio-darc-durch-blackout-gestort.html>

Die heutige Sendung von Radio DARC um 11:00 Uhr auf 6070 kHz litt unter
einem Radioblackout. Waehrend die Sendung anfangs noch mit maessigem
Signal und Schwund hier in Bonn zu empfangen war, wurde das Signal zur
zweiten Haelfte immer schwaecher und war zum Schluss nicht mehr zu
empfangen. Belegt werden kann dies durch die Twittermeldung von
SpaceWeatherLive.

<https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCYd7UtWAAANVoc.png:large>

Re: RADIO DARC.  Chefredakteur Rainer DF2NU, hat mir geschrieben, dass an
ein Audio-Archiv gedacht wird. Es sind aber noch Dinge mit der GEMA bzgl.
der gespielten Musik zu klaeren. Und ich denke, genau hier liegt auch das
Problem fuer einen Podcast. Was ja ein Archiv darstellt. Daher bitte noch
Geduld.
(Peter DL1YAK, A-DX April 12)

BOLIVIA   4409.8  Unid - Bolivia, Radio Eco, Reyes, at 0000 to 0012 UT on
6 April, very weak signal possibly Eco if still on.

4451.2  Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, 2320 to 2330 UT, weak
Spanish om 3 April; silent same time on 5 April.

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, noted om in Spanish at 0920 UT
on 1 April; 2320 UT weak signal on 3 April, at 2305-2355 UT fade up with
om en Español, deep fades with marginal signal on 5 April.

4716.65  Radio Yura, Yura, at 2330-2345 UT, weak signal om in Spanish
noted 3 April; noted 1012 UT sign on on 9 April.

6134.8  Radio Santa Cruz, at 0014-0025 UT on March 27, anuncios, pop
Spanish mx, in het with apparent 6135 kHz Rádio Aparecida, Brasil.

6134.80  Radio Santa Cruz, at 2310 UT and recheck at 2355 UT on April 5,
with live sports event. best lsb mode.

6155  Radio Fides, at 0042 UT, possible anuncio by W ancr, poor w/ QRN,
on April 11th.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 11)

CHINA/MYANMAR/TAIWAN   >7200, CNR1 jamming, at 1203 UT on April 14. //
6125 kHz; mixing with UNID station (not Myanmar) which seemed to also be
in Chinese. The UNID was not SOH, based upon signal strength and program
format. Thanks to Ralph Perry's alert while I was away on vacation. Not
listed yet with Aoki. Probably both stations off at 1300 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 14)

On April 15, at 1145-1210z checked 7200 kHz channel on remote units in
Brisbane Queensland and Nagoya Japan; Two Chinese signals noted so far:

7199.997 kHz - probably jammer from China mainland ?,

and underneath weaker station on 7199.9965 kHz footprint,
latter likely Radio Taiwan International?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

7200   MYANMAR / CHINA. Both Myanma Radio (pres) and CNR 1 jammer,
at 1318 UT on April 4, in Burmese and Mandarin. Myanma Radio on top
with female announcer. CNR jammer under with music and female announcer.
CNR jammer // 7230 kHz legitimate CNR 1 via X'ian. It is noticeable
that there was another Myanmar / China clash on 6165 kHz this morning.
(Mark Taylor-WI-USA, dxld / NASWA Flashsheet April 5)

CNR1 would not be on 7200 kHz to jam Myanmar, but R. Taiwan International
which per Aoki list is there, but only at 10-13 (gh, dxld)

CUBA/CHINA   CRI Cuba relay from Titan Quivican San Felipe site,
250 kW transmitter #1, and partly tx #5 requested registrado with
HFCC Prague list:

 5990 0000-0057 10E,11W  HAB 250 n-d cross dipole ant #930 Spa CUB CRI RTC
15120 0000-0057 12,14,16 HAB 250 160 HRS4/4/1  dipole #218 Spa CUB CRI RTC
 9580 0100-0157 8        HAB 250 010 HRS4/2/0.5dipole #206 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9580 0200-0257 8        HAB 250 010 HRS4/2/0.5dipole #206 Chi CUB CRI RTC
 9790 0300-0357 6, 7SW   HAB 250 305 HRS4/4/0.5dipole #216 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9790 0400-0457 6, 7SW   HAB 250 305 HRS4/4/0.5dipole #216 CantCUB CRI RTC
 9570 1200-1257 8        HAB 250 010 HRS4/2/0.5dipole #206 CantCUB CRI RTC
 9570 1300-1357 8        HAB 250 010 HRS4/2/0.5dipole #206 Eng CUB CRI RTC
15700 1400-1557 6, 7SW   HAB 250 305 HRS4/4/0.5dipole #216 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 5990 2300-2357 8S,10,11WHAB 250 n-d cross dipole ant #930 Eng CUB CRI RTC
13650 2300-2357 12,13,15NHAB 250 135 HRS4/4/1  dipole #218 Por CUB CRI RTC
(wb df5sx, wwdxc germany BC-DX TopNews April 11)

15700  on April 13 at 1401 UT, CRI English via Titan Quivican San Felipe
site in CUBA, with noise from self-imposed crackling antenna wires
shorting in the breeze? A recurrent problem, one of countless at the Cuban
sites. I compare to same program not crackling on 17630 kHz via Urumqi,
and find Cuba is two seconds behind.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 13)

CUBA  [and non]   15730  on April 12 at 1302 UT, RHC on new frequency with
its official 2-week-delayed start of A-15 schedule. VG but some deep
fades, during Maduro anti-American speech clip from Panama confab.
So I check which other frequencies are on air and which not:

Confirmed after 1302 UT also on:
15370, 15230, 13740, 11950, 11860, 9820, 9640. NOT on: 17730, 11760, 9550.

However at 1418 UT check, 15730 and 13740 and 11860 kHz are off.
The latter two are now scheduled to close at 1400 UT, but 15730 kHz
supposed to be 1500* UT.

New A-15 schedule grid indeed no longer shows 17730 kHz in the mornings,
so 15730 kHz is a replacement for that. 11760 kHz is no longer on the
morning schedule at all, not starting until 1800 UT, toward Chicago! I'm
hearing something else on 11760 kHz after 1300 UT, now sked as CRI English
via Kunming at 12-14 UT.

9550 kHz is now scheduled for RHC at 11-13 UT only, via Titan site to San
Francisco, so it will still be colliding with CRI in Vietnamese during
that same bihour. 9550 kHz replaces 6000 kHz. 13740 kHz replaces former
usage of 11950 kHz, while 11950 replaces 11760 kHz.

11950  on Sunday April 12 at 1502.5 UT, RHC Esperanto starts late, but on
new scheduled single frequency. The other weekly airings are listed as
0700 UT on 6100 (extended from 0700* UT English), and 2230 UT on 15370 kHz
(instead of French Mon-Sat). No change there except we know that the
0700 UT could appear on any one or two of the 6 MHz channels.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 12)

CUBA   Re: CUB_RHC A-15 schedule to start 11/12 April ...
{see bcdx topnews #1204}

Really pleased that Arnie sent you the schedule ... So the Cubans now
relaxing their tight tech info security? Timely with relations warming
between the US & Cuba at the moment. (Ian, SWtx site)

Totally agree with !
Looks like similar of USSR warming with the west -- during Gorbatchev and
Yelzin era in the 90ties.  (wb)

Ouch, technical data for Radio Habana Cuba?!
But hell is freezing over now anyway ...

Bejucal should also be the origin {of Radio Progreso} on 4765 kHz, and I
assume if the announced 90 mB {3365 kHz} test ever materializes it will be
carried out from there as well. At least 4765 kHz has been described as
coming from a Sneg transmitter, and this perfectly fits the power level of
50 kW now specified for units #1 and #2. Unit #9 may be a pair of two
Sneg's, just like the "4 x 100 kW" at Koenigs Wusterhausen were.

As far as I know has Bauta in recent years always been hinted as origin of
5040 kHz, together with {Radio Rebelde} 5025 kHz (which is not RHC, thus
not shows up in this document). The C in "CT" refers to "corner", and the
satellite image quite nicely shows what this means. Otherwise consider
that the antenna descriptions refer to target areas. Thus I see little
point in interpreting it as exact azimuths which in some cases not really
match what can be seen in the satellite image.

And it is not really a surprise that only{*} dipole walls are in use at
the Titan facility ("HQ 2/2/0,2" is an apparent misprint). It appears to
be completely designed in the USSR (just note the typical SGD-RA dipole
walls), and there it was operational practice to use transmitters with
more than 100 kW, such as the 250 kW units installed here, only for
foreign services with directional antennas. Thus this site is not to be
expected to be an origin of any 60 meterband outlets.

By the way, has anyone noticed something about RHC transmissions in about
2003...2005? This was the time when the Bauta site had been re-fitted with
new Chinese equipment. And it seems they replaced just everything, all
transmitters and all antennas. I suspect this involved a temporary
cessation of all transmissions (i.e. shutting down the old stuff,
scrapping anything, setting up the new gear and here we go again) while
Bejucal had been used instead.
(Kai Ludwig-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

{*}  ???  see image of 7 Febr 2014 in G.E.
despite another HQ 3 mast antenna installation is visible at
22 49 28.08 N  82 17 34.32 W

and two similar like NVIS "Near Vertical Incidence Skywave" antennas at
22 49 21.20 N  82 17 24.04 W
and
22 49 25.47 N  82 17 47.47 W
(latter: hurrican disaster suffer, north-westerly antenna mast broken
down)

Titan Quivican San Felipe has 5 x 250 kW powerful txs according RHC Excel
sheet Verano 2015, - I guess - NEVER USE of 250 kW tx for a 60 m tropical
band bcast outlet !

HQuadrant antenna at TITAN, not 60mb, rather now on 9550 kHz steep angle
fountain like signal(?)

But Bejucal location contain left over 50 kW units for 4765 kHz to use,
and soon test on the 3365 kiloHertz on 90 meters band frequency -
hopefully -,  also from Bejucal location - , which is old UdSSR
Radio Moscow relay site gear from start in 1965 year.

Soviet installation Bejucal of 1965, not totally scrapped. Uses in A-15 tx
#1, #2, and #9; and still 12 curtains seen. But A-#31 is a non-directional
to Antilles target area, formerly Antilles target served by rhombic
at 125 degrees.

RHC tropical-band 5040 kHz is via Bauta.
Antenna A-#12 is omnidirectional in 25 mb !
A-#14 is CT centre Tropical antenna, steep angle fountain angle.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

Re: Radio Habana Cuba, Verano - 12 Abril 2015

Chile azimuth also in question, 1961y rhombic show 168degr towards Punta
Arenas, now Buenos Aires masts at 160degr {rhombic was 155deg} slewed to
Chile azimuth {plus slewed?}

Central América and México azimuth is real 260 degrees ?
Antilles is real towards 125 degrees ?

11-13 UT April 12, I heard all RHC according to the Excel Verano schedule,
the lower frequencies noted at remote Florida FL-USA SDR post, the upper
15 and 17 MHz bcasts heard at KS-USA far away post, also MEX / CeAM outlet
too.

15230 kHz channel had multi-path echo reception around the globe -
I guess.

13740 tx#2 was a little late on air, or had - probably - breaks in their
transmission.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

'Contacto' time 0235 changed to 0135 UT by gh; removed redundant kHz
and UT thruout.

Tropical Band NVIS antenna Bauta 5040 / 60 mb non-directional
2100-2300 UT, 0100-0500 UT, En Contacto 2235 UT Sun, 0135 UT Mon, <<<<
to Cuba, Caribe, Sur de E.U./USA, Canada, México,
América Central y Norte de Sudamérica. (gh, April 12)

ERITREA/IRAN/UKRAINE{?}   here in German newsgroup widely reported on
April 14,

Asmara from Eritrea on both 7175 and 7200 kHz, til 1832 UT when Eritrean
National Anthem played,

+ 7200 kHz another service, as requested/registered as usual VoIRIB German
sce at 17.15z til v18.20z

and noted 7200.020 kHz at 1830-1839 UT cl-down, Russian nationals, reading
Slavic numbers, "odin, dva, ... vosem, devyat..."
probably settled in disputed eastern Ukraine province ?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 14)

FRANCE   15165  Radio Risala International in Oromo language to Horn of
Africa target, - most probably - from TDF Issoudun site, noted at 1845 UT,
but totally covered by WHITE NOISE jamming by Ethiopia. Friday only bcast
scheduled at 1830-1900 UT. Noise digital scratching noted on 15174.4 to
15174.5 kHz frequency range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

13725  RFI resumes English on SW: April 13 at 0559 UT on 13725 kHz, fair
signal, I am surprised to hear RFI introducing a "Paris Live" broadcast in
English for Monday 13 April, still past 0602 UT mistake, wrong feed?

No, apparently escaping our notice until now, RFI has registered four
English broadcasts for A-15, all from ISSoudun, azimuths a variety, each a
different target:

06-07 13725 170
16-17 15485  85
17-18 15690 160
18-19  5985 345

As in:
<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=A15&broadc=RFI>

Excellent reception of Radio France International in English on shortwave
0600-0658 13725 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF, new in A-15 (I.I.-BUL)

Given this schedule, I don't know what "English" RFI would be broadcasting
at 1700 and 1800 UTC, though it's possible they would just rebroadcast the
1600 UTC English hour.

In listening, I have found that the "Paris Live PM" broadcast is largely a
regurgitation of the earlier English broadcast, with little new content.
In fact, I have heard some news packages repeated several times in the
same hour.

The last hour of the morning RFI English broadcasts is repeated on the
English internet stream, meaning that I can listen from 1300 to 1500 UT
and hear a repeat of the last hour of the morning English broadcast and
then hear the first live broadcast of "Paris Live PM." - Mike".

But beware:
RFI previously registered as own English, broadcasts which were really
R TAIWAN International relays, now cancelled?
Ivo Ivanov replies: "last 3 transmissions are former Radio Taiwan
International broadcasts in A-14 73! (I.I.)

[later]  Mike Cooper: ... it appears that 06-07 UT on 13725 kHz is the
only real English hour on SW from RFI, since I really heard it April 13.
Yet undeconfirmed is the 18-19 UT on 5985 kHz, but presumably like the
15690 and 15485 kHz listings, 1) NOT really on the air and 2) when they
were, not RFI at all but Taiwan relays.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 13)

{FRANCE/Taiwan} all CBS Taiwan  -  VERY EARLY  -  A-15 requests on
RFI TDF relay ISS in mid December 2014, contract TDF / CBS
ceased now in A-15 season, requests #832 to #933 :

3965, 5915, 5985, 11955/13750, 11995, 15225, 15485, 15690 kHz. (wb.)

FRANCE   Radio Strike at Radio France national service Is Ending.

Most of the striking employees of the public broadcaster Radio France
returned to work on Wednesday, four weeks after they walked off the job to
protest a proposed reorganization that would have resulted in hundreds of
layoffs and the closing of the country's oldest orchestra. The
broadcaster, which operates seven radio stations and two orchestras, is
one of France's most trusted voices in news and entertainment.

The strike had left listeners with canned music playlists and abbreviated
news broadcasts since March 19. The strike ended after the government
appointed a labor mediator and the culture minister, Fleur Pellerin,
promised on Monday to work for a satisfactory outcome. Four of the
network's five unions voted Tuesday to end the strike, and the last
holdout, the CGT union, was expected to return to work this week.

A version of this brief appears in print on April 16, 2015, on page A12 of
the New York edition with the headline: Europe; France: Radio Strike Is
Ending.
(N_Y_Times by David_Jolly via Mike Cooper dxld Apr 15)

GERMANY   ex872/873  RIP  AFN Frankfurt Oberursel installation.
Three masts of former AFN Frankfurt mediumwave installation will
be blown up.

Next week Thursday, April 23 at approx. 11 UTC, blown up of the former
AFN Frankfurt Oberursel Weisskirchen mediumwave installation.

source:
<https://twitter.com/dxbruelhart/status/588614376803860480>

Die Antennen des abgeschalteten AFN-Senders 873 kHz Oberursel -
Am Weisskirchner Berg werden am Donnerstag 23.4.2015 um ca.13hr CEST
gesprengt.
(Christian Bruelhart-SUI, via twitter April 16)

872 kHz  AFN Frankfurt 150kW screened in direction of 40 to 80 degrees,
heard as a schoolboy in 1954 era with a small
Stern-Radio Berlin "Kolibri_2" 1x UEL51 valve set,
soon 2 years later in 1956 year heard pop mx also of DFS 904 kHz
from Burg-GDR.
<http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/stern_berl_kolibri_2.html>

At the 50ties this 872 kHz AFN px was heard all over Europeanwide.
(wb df5sx, wwdxc germany BC-DX TopNews April 16)

GERMANY/SAO TOME/SRI LANKA/THAILAND   IBB FMO changes

Voice of America, Studio 7 from April 9
1700-1800 NF15460 SAO 100 kW 126 deg to ZWE Eng/Shona/Ndebele, ex15455
1800-1900 NF15460 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to ZWE Eng/Shona/Ndebele, ex15455

Voice of America from April 10
0000-0100 NF13805 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri, ex13740
1700-1800 NF 7485 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex7480

Radio Liberty from April 10
1900-2000    6120 BIB 100 kW 063 deg to EaEUR Russian, additional
2000-2200  NF9540 UDO 250 kW 335 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex7475

Radio Farda from April 11
1800-2100    9815*IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Persian, additional
* co-ch 1900-1930 UT VOA Afia Darfur in Arabic to Sudan via Sao Tome.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

GREECE    ERTOpen on two frequencies on April 15 & 16

April 15
from 1600   9420*AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEu Greek
from 1600  15650 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAs Greek
* co-ch VIRI IRIB in Arabic and CNR-13 in Uyghur language.
but
from 1600   9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEu Greek - is off

April 16
till 0805   9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEu Greek
till 0805  15630 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEu Greek
but
till 0805  11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek or 9935 are both off
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 16)

GUYANA   3289.94  Guyana, GBC Voice of Guyana, at 0925 UT pop music under
t-storm crackle "Dancing Girl" om "hits of the 60s and 70s" 1 April; -
"there is no such trying as ..." om 0945 UT Caribbean music later into
"Guiding Light "God Bless you all that know Jesus" 1002 UT, New items
regarding education in Guyana 7 April; - 1000 UT time pips in yl news
on 9 April.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

INDONESIA   3324.88  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1256-1349 UT on April 14.
Frequent local singing IDs; program of EZL pop songs, many in English;
"How Deep is Your Love?" by Bee Gees; fading up nicely for my local
1335 UT sunrise.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

3324.892 kHz Palangkaraya seen as poor string in downunder SDR unit at
Queensland at 1250 UT April 17. And

4869.913 kHz RRI Wamena with British pop singer music program at 1256 UT,
just above threshold noise level. (wb)

3 x RRI reception, SouthEast Asian Tropical band transmitters heard
between 1300 and 1330 UT.

3324.9 kHz Palangkaraya O=3+  (excellent, not before heard on this
level) 1334 UT on March 30, s/off.

3344.9 kHz Ternate O=2-3 (for very first time on this installation)

4869.9 kHz Wamena O=2 (from 1320 UT India AIR in Nepali language)
(Uwe Volk, Tha Mai, Provinz Chanthaburi, Thailand, A-DX Mar 30)

KYRGYSTAN   Re - Surprisingly

'Surprisingly' or 'instead of' - are wrong description terms,

often have heard many Russian language hours in Kyrghyz Radio at
via Bishkek - Krasnaya Rechka.

The channel "Birinci Radio" is basically bilingual Kyrgyz / Russian.
Russian is the second official language, for the rest broadcasts in
Kyrgyzstan, and have done so since the first years of independence.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

LIBERIA   4760  ELWA Monrovia at 1900 UT, threshold audio noted with only
brief bits of talk coming through at 1905 UT, stayed with it hoping for
more audio that would lead to an ID without luck. Port Blair already off
so not them. April 5.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

MADEIRA   1530 kHz mediumwave, CSB91 POSTO EMISSOR DO FUNCHAL, Madeira.
Observed with local programing at night.

No more // R. Renascenca. Complete schedule of PEF-Canal 1 (MW) here:

<http://pef.pt/sitepef/canal-1-2/programacao/>
(Mauricio Molano-ESP, <http://moladx.blogspot.com/>  April 12)

MALAYSIA   9835  Sarawak FM via RTM-Kajang-MLA, at 1410-1455+ UT on 27
March. Broadcasting what sounds like another local / regional "Tilawah al-
Qur'an" from tune-in to 1444 UT followed by big, zippy "Satu [One]
Malaysia" promo/song w/ 1 English verse, ad string for banks, etc in
Kuching, Sarawak FM tag, nice guitar instrumental leading into what
sounded like a promo for one of the Sarawak FM DJs.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

11665  Limbang FM via Wai FM, from Kajang, near Kuala Lumpur, at 1341 UT
on April 16. It's Thursday, time for another relay of Limbang FM;
scheduled Mon. & Thurs. at 1310-1400 UT; usual DJ with dedications,
talking in vernacular over the normal background music; playing pop songs;
very good reception; at 1359 UT back to Wai FM IDs and into the Limbang /
Wai news.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 17)

MICRONESIA  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, US protected area ...]
4755.54,  PMA Pacific Missionary Aviati, The Cross Radio - Pohnpei. On
April 15 extended broadcast; heard before 1200 UT and as usual was off the
air when checked shortly after 1200 UT; so surprised to find they had
turned the transmitter back on by 1228 UT; on 24hr.?; 1300 UT "It is
midnight and this is the Cross Radio, 88.5 FM"; 1330 UT "The Cross Radio
is a Ministry of Pacific Mission Fellowship. Find us on the web at radio
dot pma pacific dot org"; still on at 1427 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 17)

MONGOLIA  Reception of Voice of Mongolia due to absence of Voice of Korea
1400-1430 12014.9 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS Mongolian
1430-1500 12014.9 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1400-1457 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian,at 1451 was back

Reception of Voice of Mongolia due to absence of Voice of Korea

1500-1530 12014.9 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Japanese
1500-1557 12015.0 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian,at 1530 was back
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

<http://www.wrth.com/updates_national.html>  WRTH list mentioned  MONGOLIA
Mongolian Radio 2nd px is reported inactive on 4830 and 4895 kHz.

<http://rtbn.gov.mn>  has a new mini-designed site of 2015 year, picture
of shortwave antennas at U-B at start site.
2nd program channels 4830 & 4895 kHz are still featured on the maps.

<http://rtbn.gov.mn/?page_id=431>
<http://rtbn.gov.mn/?page_id=433>
<http://rtbn.gov.mn/?page_id=94>
<http://rtbn.gov.mn/?page_id=695>

<http://www.rtbn.gov.mn/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2014%20%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%8B%20%D1%85%D0%B8%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8D%D0%BD%20%D0%B0%D0%B6%D0%BB%D1%8B%D0%BD%20%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%BD%20.pdf>

NEW ZEALAND   Free Issue DX Times.

Hi all, The New Zealand Radio DX League invites you to download the April
issue of the DX Times for free from

<http://www.radiodx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DX-Times-Standard-2015-4.pdf>

This is a marketing promotion aimed at making people aware that the New
Zealand Radio DX League exists and is still flourishing 66 years on from
its inception!

Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested.
Regards, Paul, ZL4PW

NIGERIA   Vo Nigeria jetzt um 20-21 UT April 13 auf 9689.895 kHz.

Am besten mit den Loops bei der DARC stn in Amberg Oberpfalz zu hoeren,
mit S=8 Signalstaerke sehr fluttery, die Beverage gibt deutlich ruhigeren
Empfang, aber nur S=4 Signal, aber das geht auch ... Mit dem Flutter
springt das Signal im Perseus 2-3 Hertz hin und her.

Um 20.47z ist Kaduna bei 6089.859 kHz auf der Flanke, vom nicht sehr
starken IRIB VoIran in Albanischer Sprache.

Wer sendet auf 6115.0 kHz?, endlose Paradiso Musik zum Traeumen,
ist das wirklich der Congo ? Nichts Anderes faellt mir ein;
see Manila the Philippines.

[later]  um 2112 UT native Floetenmusik aus Ikorodu-NIG,
11769.875 kHz Hausa Program, fluttert hoch bis S=9+15dB signal strength,

Ueberhaupt ist das 25 Meterband heute Abend sehr voll von Signalen aus den
unterschiedlichsten Ecken der Welt, downunder NZL, die anderen Pazifik-,
und Asienstationen, dazu Kuba gehoert auf 11760 kHz, die vielen
Brasilianer usw. usw.

11955 AWR aus ORS Moosbrunn site, hier wie ein Ortssender, keine
Nahdaempfung zu bemerken.

7254.921 kHz Ikorodu Nigeria heard at 18-20 UT on April 10, at 1808 UT on
S=9+5dB strength, very funny radio programm heard.

7254.920 kHz footprint Ikorodu Nigeria observed here til 1838 UT on April
17, but then Vatican Radio next channel 7250 kHz started - unbelievable
night powerhouse of S=9+55dB !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10/13/17)

Voice of Nigeria: - Nach 1805 UT am 13. April noch war auf 7255 kHz
nichts, jetzt gerade hoere ich aber etwas. Bislang fehlt hingegen 15120DRM
kHz. Der alte Sender aus Ikorudo war heute planmaessig, na ja, fast:
Kisuaheli ab 1600 UT war auf 9690 statt 11770 kHz in der Luft.

Radio Kaduna ist unter Amhara National State Radio zu erahnen (6089.9/6090
kHz), aber scheint erst ein paar Minuten vor 1800 UT den Sender angeworfen
zu haben. Auch neulich habe ich ihn mal zwischen 1730 und 1800 UT erst mal
kurz an- und abschalten hoeren, und dann erst "richtig" senden hoeren.

Aber Hoppsala: Gerade mal wieder probiert. Der Live-Stream funktioniert:

<http://static.viewer.dacast.com/b/35454/c/48799>

Das habe ich auch schon lange nicht mehr erlebt! Also wer regelmaessig
sucht, findet zumindest hin und wieder eine Moeglichkeit, Voice of Nigeria
brauchbar zu hoeren...
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, A-DX April 13)

OMAN   9500  on April 4 at 0124 UT, fair signal with Qur'an, i.e. RSO, as
now registered for 00-02 UT on 315 degree antenna for WeEurope{rather
Turkey to Yemen/UAE HQ audience target, wb.}, but easily carrying on to
NoAmerica. How many Europeans are up in the middle of the night to listen
to this?? It isn't even Ramadan yet. {we usually sleep deep in this mid
night hour, wb.}

Stronger than 9510 kHz Iran, which we heard Qur'aning 24.5 hours earlier,
but no 9500 kHz then. Currently registered alternatives for the 00-02 UT
period from RSO are 9650, 12015 kHz. Of course, from previous behavior,
they could also show up on earlier frequencies supposed to end at 2400 or
even 2200 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 4)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3205  NBC Sandaun (presumed), at 1152 UT on April 16.
Heard an open carrier (no audio), so assume reactivated after being off
for over a year; gone by 1218 UT. Daily I have checked here and this is
the first time in a long time that I have heard anything. Worth keeping an
eye on.

3365  NBC Milne Bay (presumed), at 1403 UT on April 16. Heard open
carrier; by 1411 UT had some faint audio; very weak; probably NBC.

7324.96  Wantok Radio Light, at 1402-1424 UT on April 15. One of their
strongest receptions; mostly Christian songs in English; 1406 UT short
bible reading; 1411 UT ID; rare to hear them at this level.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 15/17)

PERU   4747.5  Radio Huanta 2000, Huanta Ayacuch, at 2355 UT om under
CODAR en Español, at 2359 UT vocalist briefly the om and yl chat
on 5 April.

4775  Radio Tarma at 1043-1047 UT on April 6, rustic Peruvian flauta
andina ... beautiful music, strong signal.

4790  Radio Vision at 1050 UT on April 11, very good signal, typical
religious pgm, used to be my easiest Peru to hear but this was first time
in quite awhile.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, at 0921-0925 on April 6, flauta
andina in the clear, with minor CODAR 1 April; -1020 UT again flauta
andina, enjoyable listening at 1045 UT religious message, on 6 April.

4824.5  La Voz de Selva, Iquitos, at 0024 UT on March 30, a rather strong
threshold signal making serious attempts to break out into real audio but
not quite successful (March 30), similar reception at 1103 UT on March 30.

4985.5  Radio V. Cristiana, tentative, at 0008 UT on April 10, as usual
ute all over 4985 kHz range, but something slightly north of that seemed
to be trying to break through April 8th, - 23 at 2348 UT, definitely there
this evening, in the clear w/ strong threshold signal at 2348 UT,
at 2350 UT ute came on and gradually increased in strength but R Voz
still getting through and seemed to get a bit stronger, 0008 UT found
it still there and some real if unintelligble audio, on April 9/10.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 11)

4747.52  Huanta Dos Mil, at 1143 UT, very strong with huaynos, LSB always
good to escape 4750 kHz slop. 2 April.

4774.9  Radio Tarma, at 1136 UT on April 2, uptempo man with huaynos noted
in passing.

4955  R. Cultural Amauta, at 1110 UT on April 2, strongest OA on the band
with huaynos, ID by a man, mensajes.

4985.51  Radio Voz Cristiana, at 1116 UT on April 2, very strong with
local music and comments by man.

6173.95  Radio Tawantinsuyo, at 1148 UT on April 2, noted in passing as
het against nominal but fair copy of huaynos in LSB.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

PHILIPPINES   re 6115 kHz.- Noeh, - das hier in dieser Art auch noch nicht
gehoert, nicht Congo, sondern Manila, S=9+10dB signal strength, jetzt um
2058 UT das Trompeten Signing von Radio Veritas Asia Manila, die Programm
Ansage fuer Chinesisch Programm folgend um 2100-2157 UT.

Da bringt also RVA von meinem Tune-In circa um 20.50z bis 20.58z
wunderschoenste Traummusik fuer die Mandarin Gemeinde zur Einstimmung,
auch eine Art Hoerer zu gewinnen.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13)

POLAND   Video of {Polish Radio Warsaw shortwave} Leszczynka facility

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-F78PiDNTg>

From 2011. I would not rely on Emitel still keeping it now, since in last
year they had done with another facility last used by Radio Racja (1080
kHz, used to be listed as "Katowice" because in 1977/1978 it had replaced
the Ruda transmitter near Katowice, which for its part had replaced the
[in]famous Gliwice facility):

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN-sX4Ak9R0>

And while we're at it: The once proud LW 225 kHz facility (particularly so
for its 1/2 wavelength antenna) in 2012.
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d8fhvaDeis>
(Kai Ludwig-D, SW TXsite April 14)

RUSSIA   "Comintern Radio" was heard again, weak signal, but audible:

April 15 at 1434 and 1456 UT on 6989.9 kHz with Russian songs.
The power is only 1 kW.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

Got two QSL-cards from the Krasnodar regional radio and television
transmitting center of the reception program "Radio Adygea" 20 March 2015
year frequency of 6000 kHz. One card is filled in Russian, the other on
English. The report sent by electronic mail:

<krasnodar -at- rtrn.ru>  and  <ru6ax -at- land.ru>
Also sent a large-size booklet with photos transmitting center.
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via RusDX April 5)

RWANDA   RIP 6055 kHz Radio Rwanda Kigali?

And I am a bit worried right now that we might have also lost the best
heard African Station Radio Rwanda on 6055 kHz which was within the DW
facility and operated by DW Kigali relay station. Last night a check at
2000 UT revealed nothing. Tonight I should be able to confirm or
otherwise.If so it will be the end of shortwave from this landlocked
African nation. It was the most regular African signal for me.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer April 12)

Yes, I think they have closed it, although I didn't get confirmation from
the station:
<http://wrth.com/updates_national.html>
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, DXplorer April 12)
comment: RRW could be financed from DLW Bonn budget in the past ... wb.

SPAIN   REE relay RNE on three frequency on April 11/12

1400-1800 on 15490 NOB 200 kW / 110 deg to N/ME Spanish Sat/Sun
1400-1800 on 17715 NOB 200 kW / 230 deg to SoAm Spanish Sat/Sun
1400-1800 on 17855 NOB 200 kW / 290 deg to NoAm Spanish Sat/Sun
1400-1800 on 21620 NOB 200 kW / 161 deg to WCAf Spanish Sat/Sun is off
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13)

REE Noblejas live coverage football soccer Atletico vv Real Madrid match
tonight April 14, not on 21620 or 17855 kHz either, but

15450 S=9+25dB,
15490 S=9+40dB,
17715 S=9+20dB,
heard here in southern Germany. match seen in Swiss TV program SF2 too.

and REE Noblejas at 1850 UT on Wednesday April 15, not on 21620 kHz, but

REE Noblejas live coverage football soccer Paris vv Barcelona,
and Porto vv Munich matches tonight on

15450 S=9
15490 S=9+5dB,
17715 S=8-9, hat a bip test tone only noted later at 20 UT or so ...

17855 S=8-9, but latter off air, when checked 1915 UT April 15 again.

Many nights now the technicians in Noblejas have trouble
with the 17855 kHz unit, switches on, switched off ... seemingly the
station is only remote controlled at Spanish nighttime? or is this
unstable service due to the nonchalant operation of the staff?

Here in southern Germany, signal was much, much stronger yesterday night
during derby Atletico vv Real Madrid match on April 14.
Porto match seen live tonight too in German TV ZDF, Germany's 2nd channel.

Only 17855 kHz is off at 1925 til 1935 UT time slot tune-in,
but across the Atlantic Ocean on Boston MA remote SDR post
all three remaining REE channels on air from Noblejas,
15450, best 15490 kHz S=9+10dB, and 17715 too ...
Much bad fluttery propagation condition tonight !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14/15)

SUDAN   9505.03  Voice of Africa, at 1835 UT on April 5. English,
discussion by several men about South Sudan and other political issues,
in the clear but modulation was distorted.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 10)

TAIWAN   7200 kHz  It's for RTI in Chinese 1000-1300 UT per their
A-15 schedule.

Thanks again to Mauno Ritola for this info:
See <http://wrth.com/updates_national.html>

Voice of Kuanghua is inactive on 9745 kHz, but expected to return after
antenna maintenance."
(Mauno Ritola-FIN / Ron Howard-CA-USA April 14)

TURKMENISTAN   Jetzt gibts auch eins der letzten Radiolaender mit
Netzanbindung.

Turkmen Radio 1 (Radio Watan) <http://217.174.238.16:8000/Watan>
Turkmen Radio 2 (Radio A?ar Tarapdan)
<http://217.174.238.16:8000/Char-tarapdan>
Turkmen Radio 3 (Radio Miras) <http://217.174.238.16:8000/Miras>
Turkmen Radio 4 (Radio Owaz)  <http://217.174.238.16:8000/Owaz>

Auf Owaz gibt es auch alle 3 Stunden ca 5-minuetige englischsprachige
Nachrichten (02, 05, 08, 11, 14, 17 hrs CEST/MESZ etc.)

ob es noch die englischsprachigen News gibt, die seinerzeit auch auf KW
liefen, ist nicht bekannt.

Der Bulgare Mikhail Shcherbak
<predavatel.com>  <radiomap.eu>  <worldradiomap.com>
hat sie wohl aus den (nicht-offiziellen) turkmenischen Radio-Apps gezogen,
die es schon seit einem Jahr gibt (die Streams selbst duerfte es da schon
noch laenger geben):

<https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tmradio/id890006065?l=ru&ls=1&mt=8>
(Juni 2014)

<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asd.tmradio>
(August 2014)

Zu <radiomap.eu>  <worldradiomap.com>
in der Tat gibt es dort viele einzigartige Details, andererseits auch
Eintraege, die genauso ungewoehnlich sind in ihrer Fehlerhaftigkeit, wie
z.B. AZE longwave 216 kHz. Man weiss also im Grunde nie ob die Angaben
auch wirklich stimmen, so interessant sie auch sind.
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX April 11)

USA/VATICAN STATE   9700 replaced by 9610 kHz.
Change of frequency Vatican Radio in Spanish 1130 UT
via IBB Greenville relay site.

Some hours ago I have received this message from Mr. Sergio Salvatori,
Frequency Management of Vatican Radio:

"starting from tomorrow Wednesday 15th April 2015 the frequency of our
Spanish at 1130 UT changes to 9610 kHz. The change from 9700 kHz is
necessary to solve a co-channel interference with a service of Radio New
Zealand particularly annoying in the lower part of South America."

He kindly ask to monitor this new frequency and report the reception
conditions. The e-mail to send reports is
<gestfreq -at- vatiradio.va>
(Sergio Salvatori-ITA/CVA, via Eduardo Penailillo-CHL, dxld April 14)

USA   Florida Low Power Radio Stations:
<https://sites.google.com/site/floridadxn/florida-low-power-radio-stations>
(Terry Krueger-FL-USA, via gh dxld April 13)

New summer A-15 schedule of EWTN Global Catholic Radio

WEWN-1
0000-0900 11520 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg WeAf English
0900-1300 11520 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg SEAs English, ex 0900-1200 A-14
1300-1500 15610 EWN 250 kW / 355 deg SEAs English, ex NE/ME  in A-14
1500-1900 15610 EWN 250 kW / 040 deg N/ME English, ex 1200-1800 A-14
1900-2400 15610 EWN 250 kW / 085 deg WeAf English, ex NE/ME  in A-14

WEWN-2
0000-1000 11870 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg SoAm Spanish
1000-1700 12050 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg SoAm Spanish
1700-2400 13830 EWN 250 kW / 155 deg SoAm Spanish

WEWN-3
0000-0500  5810 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg MEX Spanish
0500-1300  7555 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg MEX Spanish, ex 0500-1200 A-14
1300-1800 11550 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg MEX Spanish, ex 1200-1800 A-14
1800-2400 12050 EWN 250 kW / 220 deg MEX Spanish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

USA/PALAU   Brother Stair via World Harvest Radio. WHRI relay
Brother Stair on new 15320 kHz, ex11700 kHz,
1100-1300 UT effective from today, April 9.

Brother Stair via World Harvest Radio, according to program schedule

0700-0900  7315 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM WHRI Angel 1 Daily,  confirmed
1000-1100  9610 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM WHRI Angel 1 Sun
1100-1200 11700*HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM WHRI Angel 1 Daily,  confirmed
1200-1300 11700*HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM WHRI Angel 1 Mon-Sat,confirmed
1300-1400 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF WHRI Angel 1 Sat/Sun
1400-1500 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF WHRI Angel 1 Sat
1800-1900 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF WHRI Angel 1 Mon-Fri
1900-2000 17610 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF WHRI Angel 1 Mon-Fri
2300-2400 11775 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  WHRI Angel 1 Mon-Fri
0000-0100  5920 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  WHRI Angel 2 Mon
0200-0300  5920 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  WHRI Angel 2 Daily
1600-1800  9840 HRI 250 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM WHRI Angel 2 Daily,confirmed
1900-2000  9840 HRI 250 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM WHRI Angel 2 Sun
2000-2100 11670 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM WHRI Angel 2 Mon-Sat
2000-2100 11670 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM WHRI Angel 2 Mon-Sat
2200-2300 11670 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM WHRI Angel 2 Sat/Sun
2300-2400  7315 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM WHRI Angel 2 Sat

1600-1700  9930 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS T8WH Angel 4 Daily,
confirmed will be changed to new frequency 15320 kHz,
registered in HFCC before few minutes.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

USA  [GERMANY/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISL{Tinian}/PHILIPPINES/THAILAND]
Jumping A-15 frequencies of IBB FMO - Voice of America and
Radio Free Asia

0000-0100 13630 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
0000-0100 13640 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
0000-0100 13670 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
0000-0100 13690 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
0000-0100 13740 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
0000-0100 13760 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
0000-0100 13780 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

0100-0200 17685 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
0100-0200 17635 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
0100-0200 17685 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
0100-0200 17635 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
0100-0200 17685 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
0100-0200 17665 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
0100-0200 17700 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

0200-0300 21550 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
0200-0300 21560 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
0200-0300 21575 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
0200-0300 21585 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
0200-0300 21595 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
0200-0300 21610 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
0200-0300 21620 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

0300-0400 21600 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
0300-0400 21610 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
0300-0400 21620 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
0300-0400 21630 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
0300-0400 21640 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
0300-0400 21650 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
0300-0400 21660 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

0400-0500 21610 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
0400-0500 21620 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
0400-0500 21630 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
0400-0500 21640 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
0400-0500 21650 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
0400-0500 21660 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
0400-0500 21600 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

0500-0600 21620 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
0500-0600 21630 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
0500-0600 21640 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
0500-0600 21650 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
0500-0600 21660 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
0500-0600 21600 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
0500-0600 21610 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

0600-0700 17635 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
0600-0700 17750 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
0600-0700 17635 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
0600-0700 17750 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
0600-0700 17635 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
0600-0700 17750 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
0600-0700 17750 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1000-1100 21465 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
1000-1100 21455 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
1000-1100 21525 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
1000-1100 21505 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
1000-1100 21495 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
1000-1100 21485 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
1000-1100 21475 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1100-1200 18930 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
1100-1200 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
1100-1200 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
1100-1200 19000 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
1100-1200 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
1100-1200 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
1100-1200 19010 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1200-1300 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
1200-1300 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
1200-1300 19000 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
1200-1300 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
1200-1300 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
1200-1300 19000 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
1200-1300 18930 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1300-1400 18930 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
1300-1400 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
1300-1400 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
1300-1400 19000 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
1300-1400 18980 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
1300-1400 18990 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
1300-1400 19010 KWT 250 kW 078 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1400-1500 17485 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
1400-1500 17760 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
1400-1500 17485 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
1400-1500 17760 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
1400-1500 17485 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
1400-1500 17760 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
1400-1500 17760 UDO 250 kW 321 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Mon RFA
1400-1500 13740 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Tue RFA
1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Wed RFA
1400-1500 13740 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Thu RFA
1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Fri RFA
1400-1500 13640 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sat RFA
1400-1500 13820 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sun RFA

1500-1600 13790 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
1500-1600 13745 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
1500-1600 13790 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
1500-1600 13745 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
1500-1600 13790 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
1500-1600 13745 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
1500-1600 13745 TIN 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

1600-1700 15495 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon VOA
1600-1700 15505 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue VOA
1600-1700 15495 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed VOA
1600-1700 15505 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu VOA
1600-1700 15495 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri VOA
1600-1700 15505 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat VOA
1600-1700 15505 BIB 100 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun VOA

2200-2300 11830 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Mon RFA
2200-2300 11870 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Tue RFA
2200-2300 11965 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Wed RFA
2200-2300 11995 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Thu RFA
2200-2300 12035 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Fri RFA
2200-2300 12040 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sat RFA
2200-2300 12125 KWT 250 kW 080 deg to CeAS Tibetan Sun RFA

2200-2300 15260 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Mon RFA
2200-2300 15270 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Tue RFA
2200-2300 15280 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Wed RFA
2200-2300 15290 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Thu RFA
2200-2300 15300 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Fri RFA
2200-2300 15375 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sat RFA
2200-2300 15390 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sun RFA
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

Summer A-15 of Radio Free Asia in Cantonese and Vietnamese

Cantonese
1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Mon
1400-1500 13740 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Tue
1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Wed
1400-1500 13740 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Thu
1400-1500 13755 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Fri
1400-1500 13640 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Sat
1400-1500 13820 TIN 250 kW 287 deg to EaAS Sun

2200-2300 15260 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Mon
2200-2300 15270 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Tue
2200-2300 15280 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Wed
2200-2300 15290 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Thu
2200-2300 15300 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Fri
2200-2300 15375 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Sat
2200-2300 15390 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to EaAS Sun

Vietnamese
1400-1500  9950 TIN 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
1400-1500 12045 SAI 100 kW 270 deg to SEAs
2330-0030  9940 TIN 250 kW 270 deg to SEAs
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

VANUATU   7260  Radio Vanuatu, at 0958 UT carrier on 2 April at 1104+ UT,
two carriers here, one stronger than the other, CRI Xian and Vanuatu
suspected 2 April.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer April 2)

3945   R. Vanuatu (presumed), at 1401 UT on April 16. Nicely above
threshold level audio; heard immediately after "RN2" Japan went off the
air, playing the often heard song "You Are the Only One," which was again
played at 1415 UT; so was their normal long playing musical loop with no
announcements of any kind. Guess we will have to wait for another tropical
storm before they again have any actual announcements:
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer April 16)

3944.992 kHz footprint of Radio Vanuatu at 1300 UTC April 17, no stn
anncmt at the hour though, international pop music program. S=8 or -80dBm
signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

VIETNAM   12001.26 approx., on April 12 at 1324 UT, VOV is even further
off-frequency from nominal 12000 kHz, in Chinese for a few more minutes.
As other Frog owners will be familiar, when tuned to the upper end of the
11-12 MHz band, the Wadley Loop birdie on 12000 kHz makes a het with
anything like this; but when tuned to the lower end of the 12-13 MHz band,
there is no such birdie/het. On my FRG-7, however, the lowest 100+ kHz of
any MHz band are much less sensitive than the overlap up to +055 kHz when
tuned at the top of the band below; needs alignment.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 12)

Checked VoVTN in 13-14 UT slot on April 13.

12000.980  VoVTN Chinese registered, S=8-9 at 1318 UT on April 13.

12019.050  VoVTN Malay or Indonesian ? section, S=9+10dB,
           TX at Son Tay site s-off at 1327 UT,
           azimuth curtain array masts changed
           from 177 degrees to English on 57 degr azimuth at 1330 UT.

 9635.000  Even frequency outlet at 1331 UT, S=9+20dB in Vietnamese,

 9839.841  Noted S=8 signal, disturbed audio around 1340 UT April 13.

[later]  Checked Son Tay outlets in time range at 1100-1125 UT on April 17
on remote SDR unit in Queensland Australia:

Chinese 12000.986 // 7220.014 [latter suffered by Kujang-KRE on 7220 too]

Japanese 9839.840 // 12019.046 kHz.

Lao at 1124 UT is very even frequency now on 7285.0 kHz also via Son Tay
site, seemingly have got a new BBEF Beijing tx now?, replaced older Me Tri
site close to Hanoi.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13 / 17)

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Log 16/19 mb at 2130-2230 UT on April 13

REE 17855 S=8 Sp
RA  17840 S=4 En
RRI 17745 S=8 Sp
RHC 17730 S=5, weak signal here in southern Germany
REE 17715 S=8 Sp
KWT 17550 S=9+15dB Arabic, phone in program
NHK 17540 S=9+10dB Portuguese from Cypress Creek 2130-2200 UT.

RHC Spanish
11760 excellent audio signal S=9+10dB, here in southern Germany.
11840 S=8
13740 S=7 at 2155 UT April 13.
15230 at 2204 UT, S=8 in southern Germany,
      RHC Portuguese language sce to Brazil.

14800.000 CNR1 px, parking jammer for later SOH sce, // 15480 kHz
14900.000 CNR1 px, parking jammer for later SOH sce, // 15480 kHz

15140 Radio Oman powerhouse Arabic sce night program, S=9+35dB signal.

15190.0 and 15190.090 heavy co-channel mixture and 90 Hertz annoying BUZZ
tone, RMI Okeechobee Florida's Radio Africa? program, 2100-2315 UT
registered, and odd frequency Radio Inconfidencia, Brazil, in BrasPort.

15215.035 KSDA AWR Guam, Chinese sce at 2230 UT.

15240 AUS RA SHP S=8, but // 15415 kHz channel much stronger.
and // 17840 powerhouse, the only stn in 16mb at that time 2235 UT.

15245 KRE soldiers march chorus at 2205 UT, S=9+10dB in southern Germany

15260 probably RFA Tinian-MRA Cantonese service, S=5 at 2207 UT,
      - I guess not jammed...

15319.995 KSDA AWR Agat Guam, S=7 signal in Indonesian.

15340 TWN SOH Chinese, tiny S=4 signal.

15345.080 Very nice TANGO mx during German sce from RAE Buenos Aires
at 2140 UT, scheduled at 21-22 UT Mon-Fri, presenter anncd Sn. Miguel
Cantilo singer, - end of German sce of technico performer Señor Muros.

15415 AUS RA SHP S=9+20dB in Germany, at 2210 UT on April 13.

15435.014 KSDA AWR Agat Guam, Su_n_danese Indonesian at 2200 UT.

15470 MRA Vatican Radio via IBB FMO broker at Tinian island,
      2200-2230 UT, S=9+5dB here in Germany.

15480 CNR1 reference program at 2213 UT.

15610 USA WEWN Birmingham, at 2214 UT, S=9+5dB.

15685.010 KSDA AWR Agat Guam, Mandarin sce at 2218 UT, S=6 in Germany.

15720 NZL RNZi Rangitaiki, S=8-9

15775.226 TWN SOH Chinese, S=4

15869.964 TWN SOH S=3

15969.963 TWN SOH at 2232 UT on April 13.

16160.178 TWN SOH program.
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