WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1206 26 April 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   So now it looks like the 0130-0200 UT on 9850 kHz Radio Tirana
English broadcast, like the 2300-2400 UTin Albanian language to North
America, would be better off, on 9855 kHz, where there is no conflict
shown in Aoki, nor anything on adjacent 9860 kHz (as long as Egypt stays
on 9315 kHz instead of woodenly registered 9860 kHz). I suggest ALR make
the shift to 9855 kHz, but it may take a while to get it implemented.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 24)

Drita,
9854.975 kHz Radio Tirana in Albanian at 23.00-24.00 UTC tonight.

Presenter Claudio Seratshi performed    at 23.14 UTC.
Listen to recording in OGG.audio.format of 23.16 UTC.

At end of the transmission heard National Anthem? in 23.56 / 23.57 UTC,
followed by Radio Tirana's interval signal at 23.58:10 UTC.

TX switched OFF at exact 23.58:36 UTC, aligned with University Brunswick
standard time signal against atomic clock level of German Government.

See my screenshot of 9855 kHz / real some 25 Hertz lower frequency
tonight on UTC-April 24, at 23.21 UTC

on real 9854.975 kHz frequency from Shijak Albania.

S=9+30dB signal strength in Germany, Belgium and England.

Switched over to US costal remote station at Boston-Massachusetts USA
and heard at S=9+5dB across the Atlantic Ocean.

The whole broadcast contained a little BUZZ tone, which came out from
Shijak
transmission. When looked carefully into the screen, I saw two audio peaks
of this BUZZ at
50 Hertz
and 150 Hertz,
but  n o t  on 100 Hertz,
latter which seemingly is suppressed by the Shijak transmitter.

No QRM interference at all on neighbouring 31 meterband channels.

Far away on 9865 kHz noted CRI China Radio International from Urumqi
western China in Mandarin-Chinese language.

On 9875 kHz the broadcast of KCBS Voice of Korea from Kujang P.R.Korea
site noted also.

[and later]  9849.970 kHz  Radio Tirana in English to British Isles and
Ireland, Western Europe, and North America (USA and Canada)
on April 25, at 01.30-02.00 UTC.

Til 01.30 UTC noted TRT Ankara txion center Emirler on neighbouring
channel 9870 kHz, listen to recording 02:00 to 02.30 m/sec short piece of
TRT Spanish service.

9849.970 kHz Radio Tirana heard with proper S=9+35dB signal strength in
Germany and Western Europe. And S=9+5dB in remote SDR software defined
radio at Boston-Massachusetts USA, as well as also at Detroit Michigan
USA, and at Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Recording 01.29 UTC
9850v kHz Radio Tirana         00:00 to 02.00 m/sec in Germany
9870  kHz TRT Spanish language 02.00 to 02:30 m/sec in Germany
9850v kHz Radio Tirana         02:30 to 02.55 m/sec in Germany

01.46 UTC - "... poet died in cancer ..."
9850v kHz Radio Tirana         02:55 to 05.25 m/sec in Boston  MA USA
9850v kHz Radio Tirana         05:25 to 06.15 m/sec in Detroit MI USA
9850v kHz Radio Tirana         06:17 to 07.22 m/sec in Edmonton, Alb-
Canada

10 x Radio Tirana interval signal played 01.58:10 to 02.00:43 UT,
latter when TX Shijak switched OFF.

Then when checked 9820 to 9870 kHz range in 31 meterband again, was
totally free of any other radio station services ! Thats in Europe and
also in NoAM and Canada.

regards de Wolfy
from Stuttgart, Germany
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24/25)

ANTARCTICA/ARGENTINA   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)

15475.975  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.

and also tonight RAE Buenos Aires on 15345.176 kHz, 10 Hertz up and down
wandered signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

ARGENTINA   11711v RAE Buenos Aires was  NOT  on air, usually weekdays
Tues-Sat 2200-2330 UT tuned tonight UT on Tue / Wed night, Apr 21/22.

CNR1 and AIR Khampur noted on co-channel 11710 kHz even, latter with usual
India's bad audio modulation of Hindi like music, and 24! x 50 Hertz apart
distance spurious distortion buzz peaks on each sideband, ANNOYING
technical standard in India.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

ARGENTINA/UAE   Interference QRM heterodyne 800 Hertz signal annoying on
11710 kHz channel. UAE TWR Africa in Ethiopian languages on even frequency
- S=8-9, and heavy QRM by odd frequency 11710.791 kHz S=9+5dB of RAE
Buenos Aires in English (wrongly French instead on Aoki Nagoya list), at
0335 UT April 24.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

ASCENSION ISL   Radio Liberty, new shortwave station in Nigeria. Radio
Liberty, new shortwave station in Kanuri Nigeria, transmite to encourage
people against Islamic terrorism.

Boko Haram is an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group plaguing northern
Nigeria, where the population is isolated between fear and noise of
military vehicles. There has begun issuing a new shortwave radio station,
Radio Liberty (Frredon Radio), small station using frequencies provided by
the BBC (emitting center Ascension 7415 kHz, 0500-0600 UT, and 12050 kHz,
from 1800 to 1900 UT) to bring in one-hour programs to the population
basic information.

Kanuri language broadcasting a majority language in the state of Borno and
adjacent areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, but also among members of Boko
Haram. The program is called Great Hall (Dandal Kura) and its content
consists of information useful for farmers and, of course, today's
football, but also serves to make clear to the public that Boko Haram
terrorists are not supermen and also can kill them.

The reason is broadcast on shortwave because this band is very popular in
this geographical area, the population is accustomed to tune to the BBC
and receivers, made in China, can be purchased at very low prices in the
markets.

In addition, there are other stations FM broadcasting in Kanuri language,
but have a more limited scope and are affected by frequent power cuts. For
other part, Radio Liberty can be heard on mobile phones using a small
application.

The station plans to extend the duration of their programs to three hours
with funding from USAID, the Agency for overseas development of the US
government, and has foreign advisers, including David Smith, a consultant
Canadian media has helped establish radio networks in other parts of
Africa like Somalia, Republic Democratic of Congo and Central African
Republic, but the content of the broadcast is produced entirely by the
Nigerian staff the station.

(see Sara_Cabanas in Radionoticias,  <www.radionoticias.com>
via Jose M. Romero-ESP, dxld April 20)

AUSTRALIA   Reach Beyond Australia 12075 and 15340 kHz, April 23

1330-1400 12075 KNX 100 kW 305 deg to SoAS Hindi  Sat-Thu
1330-1400 15340 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoAS Hindi  Sat-Thu
1400-1415 12075 KNX 100 kW 305 deg to SoAS Telugu Thu not // 15340
1400-1415 15340 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoAS Telugu Thu not // 12075
1415-1430 12075 KNX 100 kW 305 deg to SoAS Telugu Thu
1415-1430 15340 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoAS Urdu   Daily
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

BOLIVIA   3310.00  R. Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, 7 April at 0910-0935 UT,
22222 px religioso en quechua y mx himnos ID "Radio Mosoj Chaski. Bolivia
todo en quechua", solo en este horario he logrado escucharlos pero con
senal debil en comparacion con otras oportunidades advs en quechua, luego
news en quechua.

5952.40  R. Pio XII, Siglo XX; 1 April at 2310-2340 UT, 33333 px en
quechua mxf y noticias varias lego advs en espanol No dan ID.

6025.00  R. Patria Nueva, La Paz; 10 April at 2340-0010 UT, 44444 px en
quechua - espanol px noticiero en cadena con estaciones del interior No
ID.

6134.80  R. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz; 31 March at 0020-0045 UT, 33333 mx ID
"Escucha usted Radio Santa Cruz la primera" ID "Santa Cruz cumpliendo con
la ley..." Aviso por las lluvias ID "Por Radio Santa Cruz"
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-PRU, via Glenn Hauser dxld April 20)

BRAZIL   11855.162  ZYE954  R Aparecida Brazil, poor S=5 signal
at 0042 UT.

11780.107  ZYE365  RNA Brasilia, modern pop mx like Beetles "Hey Jude"
album at 0046-0050 UT. S=9+20dB powerful.

11764.674  ZYE727  SRDA at 0051 UT, S=5-6 poor signal, next to powerhouse
RHC 11760 kHz. April 20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

4765.00  R. Integracao, Cruzeiro do Sul; 14 April at 1110-1135 UT, 22222
NOTA: desde 1000 UT mucho ruido y no se capta casi nada px comentarios
varios y entrevistas por telefono mx.
NOTA: por momentos pierdo la senal y hay bastante ruido.

4865.00  R. Verde[s] Florestas, Acre; 31 March at 2340-0010 UT, 33333 px
avisos y comunicados programacion sobre las diferentes ceremonias por la
semana santa ID "Radio Verde Florestas... escuchar grabacion adjunta).

9664.70  R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu; 10 April at 0314-0340 UT, 22222 px
religioso mx con temas religiosos no dan ID.

11780.00  R. Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia; 10 April at 0345-0410 UT,
44444 news y mx ID al principio ID "Radio Nacional hasta" px Madrugada
Nacional ID.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-PRU, via Glenn Hauser dxld April 20)

4884.97  Rádio Cultura, at 0851 UT on April 17, threshold signal and
presumed with lengthy talk by a man.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, dxld April 21)

11815  Rádio Nacional Brasil spur, at 0109 UT on April 6, in Portuguese.
Crackly distorted spur of // 11780v kHz fundamental which was very good.
Weak.
(Mark Taylor-WI-USA, dxld April 18)

11815, 11745 and 11710 kHz, April 9 at 0644 UT, extremely distorted
crackling musical spurs from 11780.1v, RNA/RNB.

11770-11790 kHz, April 11 at 0056 UT, RNA/RNB 11780.1v is splattering up
and down, in addition to the usual separate crackling spurs circa 11815
and 11745 kHz. The RAE Argentina IS on 11711- kHz is also marred by the
weaker one.

11815 & 11745, April 12 at 0120 UT, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB,
and a weaker one detectable around 11710 kHz but no RAE to QRM on a
weekend.

11745 & 11815, April 14 at 0514, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB
are audible but poorly while the extra 11710 one is not, general
signal levels being lower than usual
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 18)

Heard two wideband spurious scratchy signals of probably RNA Brazil
11780v kHz around 2300-2330 UT Apr 21 on 11741 - center 11746.5-11749 kHz
and
11810 - center 11814 - 11818 kHz.

But 11711v RAE was  NOT  on air, usually weekdays Tues-Sat 2200-2330 UT
tuned tonight UT on Tue / Wed night.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

BULGARIA   13800  Dimtse Radio Erena, Sunday April 12 at 1759-1800* UT,
35332 Tigrigna, Eritrean pop, Theme sound and ID at 1759 UT, 1800 UT sign
off.
{also 11855 kHz from Sofia? site 1700-1730 UT, WRN London brokered. wb}

11855  Dimtse Radio Erena, on April 11 at *1700-1710 UT, 35333, Tigrigna,
1700 UT sign on with opening music, ID, Opening announce, Talk.

15630  Radio Rainbow, Ranginkaman, {Mon, Fri only} April 17 at *1600-1611
UT, 35332-35333-35433 Somali, 1600 UT sign on with opening announce, talk
and music, ID at 1607 UT and 1610 UT.
{WRN London brokered via Spaceline Ltd. Kostinbrod Bulgaria site, wb.}
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 21)

CUBA   9490  Only SCRATCHING jamming transmission heard at 0322 UT on
April 24, - probably from Bejucal transmitter site ? - meant against Radio
Republica transmission via Issoudun site at 0000-0300 UT. S=6 in Germany.

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

9790  CRI English service, via Quivican San Felipe site, noted at 0326 UT,
"Beijing Hour - let's open the window together..." on April 24, actual
program gave NY/US weather report, S=9+15dB in southern Germany.

similar signal strength level noted on RHC outlets like 9535, 9710, 11670,
11840, and 15230 kHz. But RHC Spanish on 13740 kHz was on totally bad
mixture channel with VoIRIB Tehran in Dari language co-channel. S=9+10dB
at 0250-0620 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

CUBA   Frequency change of Cuban Spy Number HM01:
0554-0648 NF14375 secret/hidden tx Bauta?-Cuba Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat,
ex9330 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

Ivo, sure ? - why do you assume that emission originate from
broadcast center Bauta site ?

Newly 6 x 100 kW units are occupied by RHC programmes schedule,
is totally refurbished site with latest Chinese made BBEF Beijing
shortwave transmitter gear, refurbished also with new antenna masts of
China design and TXS in 2006 til 2010.

I guess all these veiled number station operation by Cuban secret service
authorities, as well as jamming activities against US Spanish stn "Radio
Marti" originate from partly hidden site at Bejucal location with special
UNDERGROUND bcast center installation, erected by USSR Radio Moscow from
1965 year.
(wb to hcdx ng, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

CZECH REPUBLIC   Ceský Impuls on 981 kHz is now also transmit by a second
synchronized transmitter with 5 kW at Domamil. This is a facility of Ceské
Radiokomunikace, usually referred to as Moravské Budejovice and origin of
the 1332 kHz signal. Gossip has it that after Country Radio, Radio
Dechovka and Ceský Impuls a fourth private Czech mediumwave station is in
the pipeline. (Source: Wolfgang Lill)

Pictures of the Domamil transmitter:
<http://jihlava.idnes.cz/foto.aspx?r=jihlava-
zpravy&c=A141114_152243_jihlava-zpravy_mv&foto=&thumbs=1>

270 kHz is at Topolná meanwhile operated with the announced 50 kW solid-
state transmitter. Sources within Ceské Radiokomunikace say that it is the
very TRAM 50-L TransRadio Berlin TX that between 1997 and 2000 was used on
longwave 261 kHz at Burg. (Source: Wolfgang Lill)
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld April 11)

EGYPT   15535  R. Cairo (Abis), at 1412 UT on 30 March. Throwing spurs +/-
10 kHz this morning with almost decent audio on nominal QRG. At 1425 UT on
1 April. Cairo with only a strong OC, no audio (no spurs, either, so I
guess that's a plus).
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, dxld April 15)

11935  on April 12 at 0057 UT, LAH under RB2, Brasil, again presumed to be
the other Cairo Spanish transmitter. One or both could be off-frequency.

13850  on April 14 at 0515 UT, R. Cairo signal is VG, but Arabic is
suptorted and unreadable as usual; nor do I hear spurs plus/minus 10 this
time.

11935++  on April 18 at 0124 UT, open carrier/dead air, no het but
slightly on the hi side, fair with flutter. Must be R. Cairo rather than
RB2 Brasil, apparently off.

12070+  on April 18 at 0125 UT, R. Cairo in suptorted Spanish on VG signal
level. Slightly on the hi side but not as far off as 11935 kHz. The
Spanish is axually partially readable! 0125 UT "Radio El Cairo presenta" -
-- pause for several seconds of musical theme --- "Efemérides --- un
programa semanal". This format for opening programs applies across the
board in Spanish and other languages, and IIRC Turkey does it as well.

9965+++  on April 18 at 0126 UT, R. Cairo, very good in Arabic, not
distorted but with perpetual whine; further off frequency than 12070 and
11935 kHz.

9315.0  on April 18 at 0126 UT, R. Cairo, fair in Spanish, not too
distorted, and not off-frequency for a change.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 14/18)

11913  April 19 at 0138 UT, what's this? Open carrier, or rather just
barely modulated and suptorted, à la Radio Cairo style on various
frequencies. VG signal level at 43-57 dbu on the PL-880 with short random
wire. See previous report of a wide R. Cairo blob around here blocking
11905 kHz Sri Lanka et al, but this time it's not a problem to adjacent
weak 11905 kHz nor to 11920 kHz WRMI with Taiwan, which is at 49-63 dbu.
Also this time, there is no signal from Egypt or Brasil on 11935 kHz, so
probably that transmitter, but I cannot get an audio match to any of the
other Cairo frequencies:

12070  April 19 at 0141 UT, Radio Cairo with Qur'an, VG level but
suptorted.

9315  April 19 at 0142 UT, NO signal from Radio Cairo Spanish where there
ought to be and usually is one.

9965  April 19 at 0145 UT, Radio Cairo, with Arabic talk and music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 19)

re Radio Cairo 11935, April 11 at 0116 UT:

April 19-24 mostly covered totally by BBG_IBB Greenville, Radio Marti
Spanish 11930 kHz + jamming on propper sidebands too. Not usable signal
here in Europe.

9965.000 Even frequency surprisingly. Radio Cairo in Arabic logged on US
east coast remote SDR unit at S=8-9 signal level at 0307 UT April 19, two
female talk ...

12070.028  Radio Cairo in Arabic logged on SDR unit in Boston MA. Played
rather Central Asian sounded Dari/Persian like music.
At 0040 UT on April 20.

9315.0  Radio Cairo Arabic too, much carrier S=9+15dB signal, much LESS
audio feed to the transmission unit, only fragments of program had
understood. At 0055 UT on April 20.

9965.254  Also at 0059 UT heard Radio Cairo in Arabic, S=9+15dB in Boston
MA-US remote unit. Nice old Egyptian singer from Nasser era in the 60ties.
There are two different transmitter in use by Radio Cairo on 9965 kHz,
one is excellent EVEN fq and much better audio modulation too,
the other differ 254 Hertz footprint upper-side.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19/20)

EGYPT   9665.024 kHz  Nearby distorted Radio Cairo's French service at
2000-2115 UT, and scratch noise bandwidth from 9648 to 9684 kHz, even
overlap also NIG in range 9682 to 9684 kHz. Another scratch noise signal
spurious heard on 9556 to 9566 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 23)

13850.073  Very strong carrier 'seen' plus 8 x 50 Hertz strings on both
sidebands, most likely from Abis EGY at 0306 UT, no audio at all, no
spurious, just pure carrier at S=9+30dB level in central Europe.

9315.000  Radio Cairo performing Arabic song in supposedly Spanish service
at 0258 UT on April 14, S=9+25dB here in southern Germany. But some UTE
co-channel some annoying dittering signal.

9965.335  Nice Arabic radioplay, some family member speaking, fine audio
at powerhouse S=9+35dB signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

ERITREA   UNID Eritrean stn in Tigrinya 1500-1830 UT on 7200 kHz, co-ch
VIRI IRIB German 1723-1820 UT, not // with other VOBME in Amharic 1500-
1830 UT on 7175 kHz.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

FRANCE   17580  Voice of Khaatumo, Tuesday April 14 at *1700-1710 UT,
25332 Somali, 1700 UT sign on with opening music, ID, Opening announce,
Koran, Talk.
{Tue, Wed, Thur only, MBR brokered via TDF site Issoudun, wb.}

15245  Radio Assenna, Thursday April 9 at *1700-1710 UT, 34333, Tigrigna,
1700 UT sign on with ID, Opening music, Opening announce, Eritrean pop.
{Mon, Thur, Sat only, BRB-DAS brokered via TDF site Issoudun, wb.}

15165  Radio Risala International, on April 3 at *1830-1836 UT, 25332,
Oromo, 1830 UT sign on with opening music, ID, Opening announce, talk.
{Fris only, BRB brokered via TDF site Issoudun, wb.}
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 21)

FRANCE   RFI in Portuguese has a good and very good signal and modulation,
in this A-15 Summer period. Logs:

21690 April 23 at 1708 UT, F RFI, Issoudun, in Portuguese.
      RFI News and comments, full time transmission, 55544.
17660 April 23 at 1914 UT, F RFI, Issoudun, in Portuguese.
      RFI News, cms about global humanitarian action to help
      the Eritrean, Lybia migrants and other people.
      Magazine Press, 45544.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier, Cabedelo-BRA, hcdx April 23)

FRANCE   1557  Sender Nizza, oberhalb Monaco am Berg.
Der Sender Nizza auf MW 1557 kHz wird am 31. August 2015 abgeschaltet.
Der Vertrag mit dem Betreiber laueft an dem Datum aus.
Gruesse aus Suedfrankreich.
(Cuvans Develioglu-F, A-DX April 22)

FRANCE   1593  Bretagne 5 heard with tests on 1593 kHz this morning
(Saturday 18 April) - strong clear signal and excellent audio at 0537 UT
tune-in on Sony 7600GR with just internal ferrite rod antenna. Continuous
music (French songs, Jazz) and occasional IDs as "Bretagne Cinq - La Radio
Regionale" etc. Time pips at 0600 UT. Signal weakening as sun rose higher.
Re April's 'Communication' (page 30) power is 10 kilowatts.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng April 18)

re MW 1593 kHz - Testsendungen von Bretagne 5.
Bretagne 5 hat mit Testsendungen auf der Mittelwelle 1593 kHz begonnen.
Das Musikprogramm laeuft // zum schon laenger praesentierten
Internetstream, wobei der eingestreute Claim "Bretagne Cinq - la Radio
Regionale" offenbar neu ist.

Bei <http://www.bretagne5.fr/bretagne-5-sur-les-ondes-bretonnes-en-juin/>

wird von einem Sendebeginn im Juni 2015 geschrieben. Interessanterweise
gibt es ueber die in der Website verwendete regulaere Internetendung .fr
hinaus auch eine Einstiegsseite
<http://www.bretagne5.bzh/>
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

FRANCE   MW 1593. Bretagne 5 has been awarded its official license for
1593 kHz today. Location Saint-Goueno. Altitude 307 metres. Antenna
height: 45 metres. Radiated power: 10 kw daytime (9?am to 5 pm local time
/ 0700 to 1500 UT in the summer) / nightime 5 kW (5?pm to 9?am local time
/ 1500 to 0700 UT in the summer). Attenuation pattern: -1 dB from 350deg
to 90deg and from 160 to 220deg
(Rémy Friess-F, BrDXC-UK ng April 21)

GERMANY   872 / 873 kHz AFRTS / AFN Frankfurt MW Masten sind gefallen.
In service 1951 to 2013, final in 2015.

Three MW mast blown up April 23, 2015.
<http://www.taunus-zeitung.de/lokales/hochtaunus/vordertaunus/AFN-Masten-sind-gefallen;art48711,1369221>

Switched OFF on air service for ever on May 31, 2013.
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX April 23)

History, from dxld in 2009.

60 YEARS OF AFN IN EUROPE.
When I'm looking back at my youth in connection with the subject radio,
then first comes into my mind the many fine evenings listening to the
radio under the blankets. It's not like today that children watch
television up till the late hours. No, we had to go to bed at an earlier
time. Television in Holland was just born and only a few hours a week it
could be watched. That's to say if your parents had a television. Ours
decided to buy one in 1960, a Siemens from Germany.

The three of us shared a big sleeping room and so in the late fifties we
had the opportunity to listen either to the fading signal of R Luxembourg
on 208 metres in the AM band or to another stn. The latter was also
transmitting in English, although the presenters had an American accent.
They brought us mx we never heard before, including rock and roll and
country mx. The stn was on AM and became known as AFN Bremerhavn, which
was not too far away from our hometown Groningen and so the stn came at a
reasonable quality.

If you listened more and more to AFN Bremerhavn you could found out that a
part of the progrming came from their own local stn. The other part were
progrs, which also were aired on sister stns around the world. Yes, progrs
which were aimed at the American soldiers. Only a few years later I found
out what AFN, American Forces Network, really stood for. Next to AFN
Bremerhavn there were many other AFN stns all over the world to provide
the soldiers with news, information, sports, comedy, culture and mx. The
progrs which went to all stns were delivered in those days on record.
Later on tape, cd's and through satellite feeds. Of course during the last
years also progrming has been done with the use of the modern techniques,
including the use of internet.

But the three of us were not the only in our hometown listening to the
sound of AFN. During playtime, at school, we learnt that more of our age
were tuning in and all had the same reason: 'We're hearing things which we
are not allowed to listen to on our Dutch Hilversum 1 and 2. Music we
never heard before. Gorgeous.' It would take more than 10 years up till
1971 before I would be in contact with someone in a foreign country who
also tuned into AFN on a very regular schedule: Ingo Paternoster. It
became clear to me that AFN was his most favourite stn. Both we started to
exchange material we had recorded through the years and we did sent each
other spoken letters in which we talked about our love for radio.

Not much later the first visit from Ingo to Holland was taken, not only to
see me, but also to listen to AFN Shape (Soesterberg) as well as visiting
the studio's of R Veronica in Hilversum. Still after 32 years Ingo and I
are still in contact and exchanging material of all kind. But after the
first meeting with him I really started to learn more about AFN and AFRTS.
The idea of grounding the stn came about a year before the invasion of the
Allies in Europe and was the brainchild of General Dwight Eisenhower, also
known as Ike Eisenhower, in later years President of the USA.

He had the idea that the American soldiers, far away from home, would feel
better if they could informed on a regular base by radio and other forms
of communications. His first target were the American soldiers, who were
already in British - overcrowded - military camps. With in mind the
forthcoming invasion they had to be informed very properly.

It was in September of 1942 that a research brought the information that
more and more soldiers got demoralised. This was not only through the fact
that the camps were overcrowded but also due to the growing fear to be
part of World War 2. The soldiers could tune in to the BBC progr but they
didn't enjoy the stiff way of presenting of the British in those days.
Also they only got 30 mins a week of American mx and, yes, 5 mins of
sports information a week.

Information was sent to Washington's White House that due to these facts
more and more soldiers started listening in to the Propaganda radio stns
of the NAZI's.

This development was reason enough for Dwight Eisenhower to contact a few
of his best persons within the Ministry of War: General Everett Hughes and
Mr Brewster Morgan. They got to order to change things very quickly. Not
much later they came with the plan not only to start a newspaper and a
magazine, but also a radio stn. From Dwight they got the free hand to
start up these information systems. The newspaper was earlier used during
World War 1 and was called 'Stars and Stripes'. By the way, it still
exists. And it brought the birth of AFN, the American Forces Network with
several low powered txs, nearby or on the several Military Camps in Great
Britain.

Of course after that all over the world such stns have been brought in
where American soldiers were and are active. They can bring info about the
war they're in, but also nx and information from home. Next to stns which
have a more permanent status, a lot of mobile stns were and are used
around the world. After World War two, to mention one of the many, Blue
Danube Network was grounded. The main stn was in Vienna (Austria) while
two sister stns were built in the cities of Linz and Salzburg. But also
countries as Spain and Italy got their own AFN stns.

But not only during times of war AFN was and is on air. During the Cold
War many AFN stns were active in countries like Germany and from Offshore.
The Americans used a radio ship, the MV Courier, to transmit progrs off
the coast of Rhodes in the Mediterranean [was this ever for AFN? Or just
VOA gh]. And if it was AFN Vietnam, AFN Bosnia, AFN Shape, AFN Berlin, AFN
Heidelberg, AFN Balkans or AFN Iraq, all those were interesting enough to
listen to. Of course for me and Ingo and all those other AFN lovers,
mostly by recordings we did exchange.

During the time, since our very first meeting in 1971, I stayed in contact
with Ingo and we shared our love for radio, with AFN and the Offshore R as
the most important within the industry. Up till March 1993 it was for me
possible to tune in to AFN Bremerhavn, after which the local stn was
closed down. Ingo had moved from Northern Germany to Bavaria, years and
years ago, and could listen into stns like AFN Frankfurt and AFN Munich.
His top favourite deejays were Rick Damerest and Bill Switcher.

Lucky enough we and other AFN friends did share and archived a lot of
transmitted material. This resulted in a beautiful production which is
produced and edited by Ingo Paternoster. Almost 130 different tracks give
the listeners of the double cd 60 Years of AFN Europe more than 2,5 hours
of listening pleasure. It gives also a bright look at the fantastic
history of this network of radio stns.

The concept idea for this CD is from Dr. John Proven and Ingo has done all
the research and editing of the existing material. Just to mention a few
of the many recordings which can be heard on this double cd: First of all
you'll be hearing a comic man who was always related to American Army:
Mickey Rooney. There is a speech of General Lucas, from 1946, which was
well conserved. A report from the Nuremberg Process is one of the other
unique things on the CD. Also you will be hearing recordings of the
jubilee progr from '5 years AFN Berlin'. But also a visit by Frank Sinatra
to one of the AFN studio's is brought back on the cd. As everybody knows
Elvis Presley did his military sce in Germany and during this period he
could be heard a lot on the AFN stns over there. Also nice it's to hear
that for instance recordings have been saved from AFN Orleans and that in
the progr 'On the scene' an item about President Kennedy from the early
sixties has been saved. Many more can be heard on this double cd 60 Years
of AFN Europe, including a lot of beautiful promo's, commercials, air
checks, jingles and bloopers.

As told earlier, more than 2.5 hours of listening pleasure. No, I won't
give you a complete index of the double cd. I just suggest to you to order
your own copy. I surely know you won't regret. In the meantime I've put
the cd 60 Years of AFN Europe away on the shelf with the ten best produced
cd's in the history on radio.

The double cd 60 Years of AFN in Europe can now be ordered by sending 20
Euro (the price including postage and packing).

For people outside countries with Euros you can sent in 15 Pounds to:
Ingo Paternoster
Postfach 127
D-86439 Zusmarshausen
Germany (Hans Knot, via Mike Terry-UK, DXLD, May 17, 2009)

GREECE  [and non]   1349.998  Greek music in Zakynthos Perseus unit,
at 0430-0530 UT, April 18, S=9 at 0445 UT

? which station, program, Pirate radio station ?
log of 0440 UT, morning fade-out

1583.998 GRC RSA 92.7, Kastro
1458.000 GRC or ROU Greek pirate? unid, or Constanta-ROU ?
1404.008 GRC ERT open Komotin, S=9 at 0500 UT Apr 18
1349.998 GRC Unidentified Greek folk mx stn, S=9
1314 ROU Constanta oder Temeswar
1296 SRB Radio Beograd, Vranje, S=7-8
 810 Macedonia
 756 ROU Lugoj
 729.011 GRC EDR Athinia Bogiati.
 630 TUN
 540 HNG Solt, April 18.

and some logs of Greece remote stn at Zakynthos at 0405 UT April 19.
 549 UKR
 864 EGY ERTU
 891 TUR TRT Antalya, S=9+20dB
 927 TUR TRT Izmir, S=9
1080 ISR Arabic program
1161 EGY
1224 ISR Hebrew program
1233 CYP Capo Greco, Arabic service.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18/19)

GREECE  [and non]   1259 kHz  MW and 2x35 kW SW, VoA Rhodes history.
Gregory Peck and family visit the VOA Courier in Rhodes whilst filming the
"Guns of Navarone" movie there in 1960, 6 minute video.

USCGC Courier, view on <www.youtube.com>
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US5tNgvfTIg>

USCGC Courier, a battleship without guns, fought the Cold War by
broadcasting VOA programming to countries behind the Iron Curtain. The...
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-ng April 23)

hier ist auch die MW Antenne zu sehen.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzl7pI16Ujo>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3QpA-wNJ-Y>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hvZYZzSKLU>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuXn3xRprzE>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV3czFp9-aE>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2TAsoNTg9s>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3Gk11t3lo>

touristic view:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5sTEdg9368>

und hier noch ein Link Hinweis
auf das WEISSE DIGITAL NOISE JAMMING
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK6agYz591k>

Chinese jamming operation targeting VOA/BBC in English on shortwave

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGzTatvXjXc>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHsSyfj6uEg>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAKlWeamTEE>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_xWyR0BANE>

VoTibet transmission
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJd1lljj0Bc>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anC8x1RvbKw>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 23)

GUATEMALA   4054.98  R. Verdad, Chiquimula; 7 April at 0941-1015 UT, 22222
mx himnos con motivos religiosos en forma continua.. No dan ID.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-PRU, via Glenn Hauser dxld April 20)

INDIA   15184.957  AIR Hindi service, + annoying whistle audio tone too
from the AIR Goa Panaji site. Scheduled at 0315 - 0415 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

INDONESIA   4789.92v  RRI Fak Fak, at 0900 UT on April 17, blobmitter here
with extremely distorted audio, first heard day prior as unID but noted
again today with RRI news, very unpleasant copy and slowly drifting up
towards nominal. Past re-activations of this have always been brief (only
a day or two) with hugely distorted audio. Funny that this one cobbles the
xmtr back to air about the same time Peru reappears.

Update: tried for this again at 0830 UT on April 18 and had nothing. Not
even Peru heard.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, dxld April 21)

IRAN   Upcoming frequency change of Voice of Islamic Rep of Iran IRIB

1723-1820 NF7220 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German, ex7200 or
1723-1820 NF7265 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German, ex7200

// frequency  9900 SIR 500 kW / 319 deg to WeEUR German
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

Bcast Tehran Iran on 7200 kHz.

Da scheint ein neuer Frequency Registrations Request zu laufen, muss man
nachher mal im 41 meterband Bereich 7200, 7220, und 7265 kHz testen.

Iran hat zwei andere Registrierungen fuer den deutschen Dienst im 41
Meterband angefordert. Die jetzt benutzte 7200 kHz ist eine Grenzfrequenz
auf der Grenze zum ITU / IARU1 Amateurfunk Frequenzbereich, AM
Aussendungen ragen dort in der LSB Flanke hinein. Die IARU Bandwacht und
die Bundesnetzagentur haben schon vor der HFCC Konferenz im Februar auf
diesen Umstand hingewiesen und in Teheran protestiert, und um einen
Frequenzwechsel auf eine In-Bandfrequenz im Broadcast Bereich
aufgefordert.

[later] nothing heard on different frequency on April 19. Tehran's German
service was STILL on 7200 kHz April 19.
73 wolfgang  df5sx  P11

ITALY   MW 846 kHz IRRS px. Religioeses Programm von Barb Witt, gefolgt
von IRRS-ID, Feature Story News on VoA zu hoeren um 1915 UT auf
Mittelwelle 846 kHz. 35433.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX April 17)

828 17 April at 2235- UT, Challenger Radio, Villa Estense, Italy. TEST.
OLD program Alto Gradimento ID. suff.

846 18 April at 2305- UT, Challenger Radio, Villa Estense, Italy. TEST.
OLD program Alto Gradimento ID //1368 suff.

REMARK: Franco Anselmo chief engineer is testing on different frequencies
on the medium wave band.
(from Play-DX #1646, by Dario Monferini-ITA logs April 20)

ITALY    IRRS Milano on MW 846 kHz at 1915 UT April 17.
Um 0430 UT Apr 18 mit IRRS Ansage gehoert auf 845.996 kHz Fingerprint.

Bei Fabrizio in Forli S=9+20dB, seit wann sendet denn dieser Kleinsender
auf der RaI Rom Frequenz? - habe ich da etwas nicht mitbekommen ?

Zu dieser morgendlichen Zeit ging das Signal auch bei den remote Stationen
in Madrid, Genua, im Thurgau, auch sehr gut an der Beverage in DARC Amberg
Oberpfalz, Belgien/Holland, sowie im Raum Wien-Steiermark. Und natuerlich
powerhouse bei Fabrizio in Forli - Italien.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17/18)

Keine Ahnung, fiel mir heute erst auf. Da gerade eben von Challenger Radio
die Antwort kam, dass ich der erste waere der sich gemeldet hat, duerfte
es wohl noch nicht soo lange gehen.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX April 17

MADAGASCAR   Radio IMARA, exR Impala / R Mara in Kinyarwanda was back
on SW again April 15 at new time 1800-1900 UT,
ex1700-1800 UT in A-14 and B-14 season.
1800-1802 17540 MDC 250 kW 310 deg to SoAF open carrier, dead air and
1802-1900 17540 MDC 250 kW 310 deg to SoAF Mon/Wed/Fri only, exDaily
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

MOLDOVA/BULGARIA/FRANCE   Extended transmission of Denge Kurdistan via
Secretbrod:

0300-1300 11510 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1300-1700 11510 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex1300-1600 UT
          plus spurious signals on 11490 and 11530 kHz,
          plus 2x harmonic 23020 kHz, respectively
1700-1900 11510 ISS 250 kW 080 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex1600-1900.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

MONGOLIA   New A-15 shortwave schedule for Voice of Mongolia from May 1

0900-0930 NF11999.9 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS English, ex12084.9
0930-1000 NF11999.9 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Mongolian, ex12084.9
1000-1030 NF11999.9 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Chinese,   ex12084.9
1030-1100 NF11999.9 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Japanese,  ex12084.9

1400-1430   12014.9*U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS Chinese,   exMongolian
1430-1500   12014.9*U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoEaAS Mongolisn, exChinese
1500-1530   12014.9*U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Japanese
1530-1600   12014.9*U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS English

* totally blocked by Voice of Korea in Russian 12015.0 kHz
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

MONGOLIA/AUSTRALIA   12084.875  footprint on 0925 UT April 21, of
Voice of Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar Khonkhor in Mongolian language on 116degr
antenna has far stronger signal in Nagoya remote SDR unit than RA
Shepparton Australia now 09-10 UT. S=9+20 or -58dBm in Japan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

NIGERIA   Surprisingly good reception of Voice of Nigeria on Apr 22
2100-2200  7255.0 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF   Fulfulde
2100-2200 11769.9 AJA 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Arabic
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 22)

9689.897 kHz  Surprisingly good reception of Voice of Nigeria on April 23.
VoNigeria's Hausa sce via Ikorodu noted at 2006 UT, April 23,
S=9+5dB in peaks +10dB. But scratches heard 9682 to 9696 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 23)

OMAN   9740  Radio Sultanate of Oman, Thumrait, at 2340-2352* UT on April
8, Arabic conversation with very brief musical segment before more talking
continued. This had been running late several nights, but today carrier
cut mid-sentence at 2352 UT. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer April 17)

PAKISTAN   Radio Pakistan A-15 schedule.

Radio Pakistan has issued a frequency schedule for A-15. It's the usual
booklet, and does not give details of which transmitter is operating on
any frequency.

But I don't think it matters, as the station does not seem to be on the
air on any of them - Ivo is the only one, that seems to find them when
active.

Here is the schedule, and it might be worth checking now and again as it
was announced that the SW service would resume.

Radio Pakistan   A-15

0045-0215  Urdu    15730 17830  SoEaAsia
0500-0700  Urdu    15395 17835  ME, Iran, Turkey & No/We Africa
0830-1104  Urdu    15320 17700  WeEUR
1200-1300  Chinese 15700 11570  Far East
1330-1530  Urdu    15485 17510  ME, Iran, Turkey & No/We Africa
1700-1900  Urdu    11570 15700  WeEUR

To South Asia
0900-1000  Bangla  11860 15105
1000-1030  Nepali  11860 15105
1045-1145  Hindi   11860  9690
1145-1215  Gujrati 11860  9685
1230-1300  Sinhali 11865  9705
1300-1330  Tamil   11865  9705

To Afghanistan
1345-1445  Pushto   7475
1445-1545  Dari     7475

To ME, Iran, Turkey
1700-1800  Farsi    7470  9490
(Noel R. Green-UK, April 20)

PAKISTAN   Radio Pakistan in Urdu was heard surprisingly again on SW
1400-1500 15485 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME, ex 1330-1530 15235 A-14
1700-1800 15700 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR, ex 1700-1900 11570 A-14

UNIDentified in Urdu, probably Azad Jammu & Kashmir
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 22)

PAKISTAN   Observations of Radio Pakistan PBC April 23 and 24

April 23
1200-1300 15700 ISL 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese, QRM Farda 15690
// frequency 11570 ISL 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese is off

1330-1530 15485 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu off always at 1500 UT
// frequency 17510 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu is off

April 24
0500-0700 15395 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu very poor reception
// frequency 17835 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu is off

0830-1100 15320 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR Urdu no signal
// frequency 17700 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR Urdu no signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   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, dxld April 15)

7325  Wantok Radio Light with Fair to Good signal lvl from 0740 UT tune on
both April 21 and 22 - peaking 0800 to 0900 UT, with April 22 being the
better reception (almost armchair lvl!).

On April 22 signal was as good as I have hrd in this time slot. Overcome
by CRI carrier at 0957 UT. Hrd both from Perseus site near Edmonton
(VE6JY) and home QTH (latter was severely QRM'd by splatter from Brother
Stair on 7315 kHz but otherwise signal lvl similar to VE6JY site).
Syndicated pgm at 0745 UT. Brief drum IS and NBC news at 0800 UT. News at
0800 UT was in three languages - English at 0900 UT, and two vernaculars
at 0805 and 0810 UT by three different male ancrs.

Station ID's "Wantok Radio Light" at 0816 and 0816.5 UT by man fol by
praise vocal. Time hack of "20 minutes past 6" by man at 0820 UT. Anmt
about FM 93.9 at 0821 UT fol by another praise male vocal. Bluegrass vocal
at 0830 UT fol by short inst music. "Fresh Cut" syndicated pgm from First
Assembly of God at 0834 UT.

Programming was the usual mixture of praise music and syndicated
programming. Much better in this time slot as twilight gray line passes
PNG than at the brief 1400-1430 UT window where signal lvl here in
Southern California is marginal at best.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer April 22)

PERU   4747.60  R. Huanta 2000, Huari, Ayacucho; 10 April at 1040-1106 UT
33333 px sobre la salud advs Cooperativa Manos Unidas y otros mxf ID
"Radio Huanta 2000".

4774.90  R. Tarma, Tarma, Junin; 14 April at 2240-2310 UT 33333 mxf en
espanol advs varios ID "Por Radio Tarma" px Antena deportiva advs Anuncian
aniversario de Radio Tarma por sus 57 anos de actividad.

4789.79  R. Vision, Chiclayo, Lambayeque; 11 April at 1220-1235 UT 33333
mx pasillo ID Radio Vision ID "Estas sintonizando Radio Vision una Radio
para todos" tnx Dave Valko TAMBIEN 11 April at 0504-0540 UT 33333 Iglesia
Pentecostal La Cosecha. ID 1300 ID "Radio Vision" TAMBIEN 12 April at
0945-1005 UT 33333 Iglesia Pentecostal ...

4810.00  R. Logos, Tarapoto; 19 April at 1103-1135 UT 22222 px La revista
femenina (tema religioso) mx NOTA: condiciones de recepcion son bastantes
malas en todo el mes mx himnos varios ID "Radio Logos"... posteriormente
la senal se puso muy debil.

4939.98  R. San Antonio, Villa Atalaya, Ucayali; 1 April at 2350-0005 UT
22222 comunican la programacion por semana santa en la comunidad de Villa
Atalaya, senal interrumpida por momento parece estan ajustando equipo 0001
se corto la senal NOTA: he podido verificar que no estan saliendo todos
los dias.

4955.00  R. Cultural Amauta, Huanta, Ayacucho; 15 April at 1110-1135 UT
44444 px religioso en quechua mxf con mensajes religiosos ID "Radio
Cultural Amauta" en quechua.

5024.92  R. Quillabamba, Quillabamba, Cusco; 10 April at 2245-2310 UT
33333 En la manana dificil escucharla R. Rebelde la cumbre (despues de
tiempo la escucho sola) mxf huayno en espanol, avisos de fallecimientos de
algunas personas de la zona en quechua - espanol advs mxf varias espanol
quechua ID "En espanol y quechua.

5980.00  R. Chaski, Urubamba, Cusco; 4 April at 0045-0110 UT 44444 px Los
grandes temas (px religioso una produccion de Radio Trans Mundial) ID
Radio Chaski".
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-PRU, via Glenn Hauser dxld April 20)

ROMANIA   15515  Radio Warra Wangeelaa, {Saturday only} April 18 at *1500-
1510 UT, 23322-33322 Oromo, 1500 UT sign on with opening music, ID,
Opening announce, Talk and Ethiopian pop.
[via Romanian Radio.Com Saftica 100 kW site, wb.]
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 21)

RUSSIA   LW and MW log on local Moscow Russia SDR unit,
remote at 0505 UT on April 18.

LW
153 ROU S=8
225 POL S=9+25dB
279 BLR carrier S=9+10dB, but very, very low modulation - only 5% ?
    not usable signal.

MW
 612 Narodnoye Radio, Moscow S=9+60dB powerhouse, twist the needle.
 738 Polskie Radio (WRN relay?) in Russian, S=9+60dB powerhouse, dito
1134 Radio Teos, S=9+45dB, little less strong ?
1413 at 0505 UT locally only be guessed, already morning fade out.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

RUSSIA   Comintern Radio was heard again, weak signal, but audible
1434 and 1456 6989.9 kHz with Russian songs. The power is only 1 kW.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

SAUDI ARABIA   15284.982  BSKSA Riyadh heard very early with exact 1000
Hertz test tones in 0353-0400 UT time slot, before start of early morning
Swahili program to East Africa, regularly at 0400-0657 UT, noted with S=5
sidelobe signal here in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

SERBIA/BOSNIA   Peaceful protest of employees of Radio Yugoslavia outside
the headquarters of the Government of Serbia.

Protest of IRS employees held in front of Serbian Government.

Outside the headquarters of the Government of Serbia, over 70 employees of
Radio Yugoslavia (International Radio Serbia), have held a peaceful
protest of four hours due to the ads of press media house, which exists
since 79 years and gives its program in 12 languages. The employee
representatives have demanded a reception and delivered a letter to Prime
Minister Aleksandar Vucic, in which he draws attention to how damaging the
extinction of a media like this to the interests of the State of Serbia
and notes on the position in which it comes to all employees who are
forced out of work without adequate compensation. If there is a reaction
of the Government and the Ministry of Culture and Information, employees
announced a new meeting against the government already next week.

The Media Strategy and the new Public Information Act, provides that the
State no longer has ownership in the media and terminate the direct
funding. Despite announcements that were made to Radio Yugoslavia has not
offered any possibility of transformation, rationalization or inclusion in
the Public Service, although by law defined the public interest to inform
the world public about the events in Serbia.

The director of International Radio Serbia Milorad Vujovic, assessed that
it is unacceptable that the July 1 only state information service for
foreign public opinion about the events in Serbia, in 11 world languages,
which emits its programming is off and 79 years. "This form of autism is
inadmissible because there is the possibility that under the Public
Service, according to the Law on Public Media Services, the radio
continues to exert its function," Vujovic told reporters.

As he said, closing the only shortwave station in the country, whose
program can be heard in all corners of the world, is a loss also for the
promotion of Serbia and leaves a gap in the information of foreign public
opinion and Serbian diaspora. Vujovic said that the region has opposed
this trend and everyone wants to ensure the greatest possible influence on
public opinion abroad, and 20 countries of the European Union have this
form of world service.

The director Vujovic said it is still unclear what will happen to the
employees, but there are fears that all employees, 96 of them are directed
to the National Employment Service, without compensation or any form of
compensation. "There is the possibility for privatization of such media,
although some models of public-private partnership as possible, but at the
moment it has not offered as an option," Vujovic said.

The president of the Union of Journalists of Radio, Jelica Tapuskovic,
said the leadership and union representatives tried repeatedly to discuss
your problem with the Ministry of Culture and Information. "With the
Minister Ivan Tasovac have not talked, but we received the state secretary
in charge of the media, Sasa Mirkovic, who has analyzed the possibility of
reorganizing the radio and its continued operation," she said, indicating
that the last time I spoke with him was in December last year.

Jelica Tapuskovic said that after this, despite several letters and
demands that were sent, there were no response from the Ministry of
Culture and Information, that two days ago when workers' protest was
announced, came a letter which stated that "they are working on a document
with which you will define the legal consequences of the closure of
Radio", without explaining what that means. As she said, the subsequent
actions of employees on the radio depend on the outcome of the
conversation with relevant.

Employees of International Radio Serbia carried banners that read, among
other things, "For Serbia's voice is heard around the world", "Where there
hear us, is the end of the world". The protest has been followed by
numerous media. Traffic on the street Nemanjina proceeded without
interruption.

<http://voiceofserbia.org/es/content/protesta-pac%C3%ADfica-de-los-empleados-de-radio-yugoslavia-frente-la-sede-del-gobierno-de-serbia>

<http://voiceofserbia.org/content/protest-irs-employees-held-front-serbian-government-0>

The four-hour calm protest of more than 70 employees of the Radio
Yugoslavia - International Radio Serbia was held in front of the Serbian
Government building, due to the announced disbanding of the media house
that has been working for 79 years and broadcasting in 12 languages.

The representatives of the employees have asked for the reception and
submitted a letter addressed at Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, which
points to the detrimental effects of shutting down this type of media to
the interests of the Republic of Serbia, as well as stressing the
unfortunate situation for the employees who will lose their jobs, and
without severance pays. If no reaction is shown from the government or the
line ministry, another protest is scheduled for the next week. The media
strategy and the new law on public information envisage the withdrawal of
the state from the ownership in the media and their direct financing.

Contrary to the earlier announcements, no option of transformation or
rationalization has been offered to Radio Yugoslavia, even though the law
identifies the public interest of informing the world public about the
events in Serbia. The protest was covered by numerous other media.

<http://voiceofserbia.org/de/content/protest-der-mitarbeiter-von-radio-serbien-8>

<http://voiceofserbia.org/ru/content/%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0-%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%82%D1%80%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2-%C2%AB%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BE-%D1%8E%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%8F%C2%BB>
(Jose M. Romero-ESP, via Bclnews.it, April 19)

SERBIA/BOSNIA   It was announced that International Radio Serbia is going
to be closed altogether June 30, 2015, after 79 years of broadcasting.
Another international broadcaster is going off the air.

Here's the current schedule

1730-1800  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Italian Mon-Fri
1800-1830  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Russian + video April 19
1830-1900  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English + video April 19
1900-1930  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Spanish + video April 19
1930-2000  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sun-Fri
1930-2030  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Sat
2000-2030  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German  Sun-Fri
2030-2100  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR French
2100-2130  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
2130-2200  6100 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Serbian Fri

0000-0030  9685 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM Serbian Mon-Sat
0000-0100  9685 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM Serbian Sun
0030-0100  9685 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM English Tue-Sat
0030-0130  9685 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM Serbian Mon
0100-0130  9685 BIJ 250 kW 310 deg to NoAM Serbian Tue-Sat
{BIJ = Bijeljina TX site in northern Bosnia, not Serbia soil, wb.}

Inactive transmissions
1300-1330  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR English
1330-1400  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Serbian
1400-1430  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Spanish
1430-1500  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Arabic
1500-1530  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Russian
1530-1600  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR French
1600-1630  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR German
1630-1645  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Chinese
1645-1700  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Albahian
1700-1715  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Hungarian
1715-1730  9635 BEO 010 kW 310/130 to WeEUR Greek
{BEO = Stubline Serbia movable Shortwave Truck unit of 17 kW, fed by
electricity generators, probably NATO bombed antenna area transformed into
farmland usage in year 2014, instead, wb.}
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

SPAIN   CL match Real Madrid vv Atletico Madrid tonight on REE shortwave,
heard around 1940 UT via REE Noblejas live coverage football soccer
Atletico Madrid vv Real Madrid match tonight April 22 (first match on
April 14), not on 21620 kHz, but

15450 S=9+20dB,
15490 S=9+25dB,
17715 S=9+30dB,
17855 S=9+35dB, heard here in southern Germany.
Match seen live in // in Swiss TV program SF2 too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 22)

SWEDEN   Motala, Sweden longwave 191 kHz. Christian Stoedberg writes in
the Skywaves DX F_B group.

2nd May will there be test transmission from the old longwave transmitter
in Motala, Sweden on 191 kHz. I will check power and time and reply later.
It's not the original 150 kW transmitter though a new, smaller one with
low power.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK April 18)

SWEDEN   Sals, Sweden 10 kW transmission this afternoon, April 25.

Please note that for the transmissions on April 25-26 we have only one 10
kW transmitter available, as the 5 kW transmitter is not functioning very
well right now. It needs some overhaul and there is not time to fix it in
time for today's transmissions.

Here is the current schedule:
Saturday, April 25 2015
1100-1200 UTC Radio Nord Revival      7440 kHz
1200-1300 UTC Sveriges DX-Foerbund    7440 kHz
1300-1345 UTC The Ronny B Goode Show  7440 kHz
1400-1600 UTC Radio Six International 9405 kHz

Sunday, April 26 2015
0900-1000 UTC Radio City 9405 kHz.
(Ronny B Goode, F_B, via BrDXC-UK ng, via Christoph Ratzer-AUT, April 25)

7440 Radio Nord Revival ab 11 UT am besten in Belgien zu hoeren, S=8
signal. In der Schweiz und Sueddeutschland S=6, mit dem Sony ICF-2010 hier
im Haus mit der Teleskop Antenne nicht brauchbar, unter der Stoernebel
Noiseschwelle von 3 Dioden Anzeige, R700 Kall Eifel 7310 kHz bringts
dagegen noch auf 7 leuchtende Diodenanzeige der ICF-2010 Skala.

S=4 in Norditalien und zwischen Graz und Steinamanger, aber die Antenne
ist auf dem OE Bauernhof wohl nicht so optimal, wie Kommentare aussagen.
S=7 bei Mauno in Finnland. Die Bodenwelle in Motala, direkt in
Mittelschweden proppere S=9+5dB.

NIL signal in Spanien und Griechenland-,

Auch ueber Schweden Kurzwelle in der Luft:

Victor 4S7VK sucht fuer die 20-21 UT auf 9405 kHz Aussendung einen
Ersatzkanal fuer das taiwanesische Hobbyprogramm PCJ von Keith Perron.

Haben die schwedischen Funker nur 8 Quarze zur Verfuegung?
oder matchen die Antennen nur schmalbandig?
Die Auswahl ist sehr ueberschaubar limitiert:

3975
3955
6060
6175
7390
7440
9405 (the current one with white noise and splatter)
9705 (noise from Iran for the first 30 minutes)

> both 7390 and 7440 kHz ARE COVERED BY  5 0 0  kW POWERHOUSES
> from China Mainland in Serbian and Chinese services.
> NEVER USABLE, forget it Victor.

Am besten waere noch die 6060 kHz in den Nahebei Laendern zu gebrauchen.
Im Winter dann das 75 mb.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 25)

TAIWAN/FRANCE   Radio Taiwan International via Tamshui-TWN
and TDF Issoudun on April 16

1600-1700  6180 TSH 300 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1800 11955 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR  Russian

Full summer shortwave schedule of Radio Taiwan International may be found
here

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2015/04/radio-taiwan-
international.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

On April 20 at 1730 UT, on Moscow remote SDR unit S=9+45dB powerhouse
signal.
Full 500 kW bcast from TDF Issoudun France. Hitparade started 1735 UT
April 20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency change of clandestine Radio Free North Korea
1230-1330 NF15590 DB  100 kW 71 deg to NoEaAS Korean, ex9330 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

TAJIKISTAN/CHINA   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet in 1230-1430 UT
1230-1245 NF15557 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15587
1300-1315 NF15568 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15593
1315-1330 NF15568 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15593
1330-1345 NF15548 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15542
1330-1345 NF15562 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15587
1345-1400 NF15548 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15542
1345-1400 NF15562 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15587
1400-1415 NF15492 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11512
1415-1430 NF15497 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15498

All frequencies are jammed by China mainland on even frequency xxxx0 xxxx5
kHz.

Changes between frequencies vary from 3 to 5 minutes
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

THAILAND   Re: Rangsit Bangkok Thailand MW site ?

former VoA Rangsit receiving site location wanted ?

Udorn Thani/Ban Dung and Bangkok Ayutthaya Phachi Thailand transmitting
stations item in 2011y.
[see also big BBG/IBB Thailand item under USA, wb.]

BBG Survey, a lot of internal details of the operation of the IBB systems
in recent years.

<http://www.governmentattic.org/13docs/BBG-TEOSreports_2011-2014.pdf>

some interesting items, like

Adisak Pattanajakr and Samrong Prakobchit of the TX unit met with the
Technical Director of the Public Relations Dept. (PRD) and members of his
staff at the old VOA Receiver site near Rangsit, now a PRD transmitter
site.
{at 14 04 25 N  100 42 54 E location, 1150 x 950 meters wide range soil
area, wb.}

The purpose of the visit was to discuss plans to implement AMC mode on a
PRD DX-10 MW transmitter. A presentation about AMC mode theory and
practice was provided to PRD. The Station is procuring an audio control
card from Harris so that an interface can be built around a spare AMC
card.

Eventually, the mode will be deployed onto the PRD Rangsit DX-10 so that
the performance and power savings can be evaluated.

Re the Rangsit Thailand, former VoA Receiving Station (as like Munich-
Ueberacker-D or Tatsfield-UK also).

I was not quite clear as location, I checked it once with Alan Davies's
Asiawave list table. There probably is a large university building was
erected on it. But I still questioned also of present 819 kHz and / or 837
kHz site.

Have read/seen now also the 837 kHz matter in the meantime:

"The Station Manager and the Transmitter Plant Supervisor met with the new
Director of Radio Thailand, at the Public Relations Department (PRD)
headquarters. During this visit, Khun Adisak, the Transmitter Plant
Supervisor, made a presentation to the PRD transmitter technical staffs
from around the Kingdom on modulation-dependent carrier level and
amplitude modulation companding (AMC) mode.

PRD transported the entire gathering to the station's Bangkok site to view
recent modifications to the DX-1000 transmitter and to see the mode in
operation. The remainder of the week, and the Senior Technician, from the
Rasom plant provided follow-up training and guidance while installing AMC
mode into the PRD DX-10 transmitter at Pathumthani in the metropolitan
Bangkok area. The PRD transmitter is now operating on 837 kHz in AMC mode
with improved power efficiency. PRD is very pleased with the results and
will soon request that we continue to support them with this project."
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

Help. Is this the MW 819 kHz 10 kW station now?
PRD Radio Broadcastcenter communication mast at
13 46 54.87 N  100 33 36.54 E

BBG Survey, a lot of internal details of the operation of the IBB systems
in recent years.

<http://www.governmentattic.org/13docs/BBG-TEOSreports_2011-2014.pdf>

some interesting items, like

" ... Adisak Pattanajakr and Samrong Prakobchit of the TX unit met with
the Technical Director of the Public Relations Dept. (PRD) and members of
his staff at the old VOA Receiver site near Rangsit, now a PRD transmitter
site.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss plans to implement AMC mode on a
PRD DX-10 MW transmitter. A presentation about AMC mode theory and
practice was provided to PRD. The Station is procuring an audio control
card from Harris so that an interface can be built around a spare AMC
card.

Eventually, the mode will be deployed onto the PRD Rangsit DX-10 so that
the performance and power savings can be evaluated."

Re the Rangsit Thailand, former VoA Receiving Station (as Munich-
Ueberacker-D or Tatsfield-UK also) I was not quite clear as location.

Located now at 14 04 25 N  100 42 54 E location, 1150 x 950 meters wide
range soil area, wb.

I checked it once with Alan Davies's Asiawave list table. There probably
is a large university building was erected on it. But I still questioned
also of present 819 kHz and / or 837 kHz site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

Re: Rangsit Bangkok Thailand MW site ? former Rangsit receiving site
location ?

The most recent and reliable source I've been able to find for Radio
Thailand frequencies and powers is:

<http://hq.prd.go.th/engineer/download/konwledge/knowledge_radio.pdf>
(in Thai language)

The Bangkok area MW sites are shown as below, coordinates are my best
guess

Rangsit:   819 / 918 kHz 10 kW, 1467 kHz 100 kW
14 04 34.92 N  100 42 43.89 E
14 04 25.89 N  100 42 54.74 E
14 04 24.59 N  100 42 59.33 E

and 4th mast outside TX house
14 04 20.52 N  100 42 42.31E

Bang Phun: 837 kHz 10 kW     14 00 13.26 N  100 34 06.55 E
Saraburi:  891 kHz 2x500 kW  14 15 22 N  100 49 41 E
single mast    14 15 25.83 N  100 49 41.66 E
two mast array 14 15 21.64 N  100 49 41.67 E  and
               14 15 21.13 N  100 49 38.94 E

918 kHz at Rangsit replaces the former 100 kW site at Salaya
13 47 19.40 N  100 19 32.35 E
which GE imagery shows was removed and replaced by a large office or
university building {College of Music} around 2010.
(Alan Davies - SoEaAsia, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 24)

THA_Bangkok Salaya 918 kHz 100 kW, removed to Rangsit after 2002y,
seemingly on 923 kHz channel instead during the 70ties in Vietnam war era
... wb.

TURKEY   Please monitor a Saturday English broadcast from VOT --- I have
been trying to confirm whether or not there is any 'Letterbox' still
airing, at least on alternate weeks, the 'DX Corner' having been canceled
last year.

... When I bring up the VOT World webcast at 1700 UT on Sat April 18, the
player timer already shows 6:50:00 and it's in Spanish about - what else -
Atatürk. Spanish is scheduled at 1630 UT on 11930 kHz, English on 15520
kHz. There are two other live webcasts, East and West - West goes to
Russian! when there is none such scheduled on SW, only at 13-14 UT.

Finally we find English at 1705 UT on the East webcast: 'Eco-Friendly
Turks' is ending, 1706 UT 'Today in History'. 1710 UT, 'Question of the
Month', about Year of Turkish Culture 2015 celebrated in which country?
Then music fill, nicely in stereo. 1723 UT headlines; 1725 UT English SW
schedule in jumbled fashion by announceress who obviously doesn't
understand what she is reading; sign-off but more music continues, now the
latest IS, 1729 UT mixed with IDs in French. 1730 UT timesignal 52 seconds
late (on webcast), and opening French. So if there was a 'Letterbox'
earlier, we already missed it. I expect different English broadcasts will
be on different webcasts at different times. They fail to make any of this
clear.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 18)

TURKEY   9515.026  TRT Emirler in English, powerful S=9+20dB signal - at
0330 UT April 19. Not letterbox program carried this! week ... instead
heard World Economy report on natural gas and oil figures at 0327 UT.
Long term effect on Turkish economy in future, report from University.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

UAE   17845  Radio Ergo, (IRIN Radio), {daily} April 18 at 1229-1239 UT,
35332 Somali, Talk, ID at 1236 UT.
{Babcock brokered via Al Dhabbaya site, wb.},
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 21)

USA   7505.4, April 18 at 0128 UT, WRNO is back on after missing several
days, VG signal level but distorted music, and always way off-frequency.

5109.7-CUSB mode, UT Sunday April 19 at 0130 UT, WBCQ fighting lots of OK
storm noise rather unsuccessfully, but I do make out a Miller Hilife beer
ad(!), then yodeling cowboy with "Last Roundup".

Area 51 website now shows details for this weekend:
<http://www.worldmicroscope.com/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 18/19)

7505.388  WRNO in English, at 0345 UT on April 19, emotional pastor
bawler, "Are you the man?, God has gone in 2012, when angry, in
Afghanistan, Russia, and Israel events there ...", strange behaviour in my
ears...

9975.0  KVOH trumpet FREE JAZZ concert, nice music, S=8 in Florida remote
post at 0306 UT April 19.

7520  WHRI Russian program at 0343 UT on April 19, address give like
"...todshka.com...". Emotionally very strong radio play of Russian family.
Powerhouse signal outlet ?250 kW, S=9+35dB or -38dBm signal.

5109.729-cusb mode,  carrier measured on screen, program on upper side
portion, WBCQ noted at 0104 UT on April 20.

12104.975  WTWW, S=9+15dB signal in Boston MA. Started and announced
"Bible
Worldwide" program in Russian at 0030 UT on April 20, given contact
address
<bible -at- wtww.us>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19/20)

USA/PALAU   Updated schedule of Brother Stair via World Harvest Radio:
0000-0100  5920 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR WHRI Ang-2 Mon
0200-0300  5920 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR WHRI Ang-2 Daily
0700-0900  7315 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  WHRI Ang-1 Daily, confirmed
1000-1100  9610 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  WHRI Ang-1 Sun
1100-1200 15320 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  WHRI Ang-1 Daily, confirmed
1200-1300 15320 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM  WHRI Ang-1 Mon-Sat, confirmed
1300-1400 21610 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF  WHRI Ang-1 Sat/Sun, confirmed
1400-1500 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF  WHRI Ang-1 Sat, confirmed
1600-1700  9930 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS T8WH Ang-4 Daily, confirmed
1600-1800  9840 HRI 250 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM WHRI Ang-2 Daily, confirmed
1800-1900 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF  WHRI Ang-1 Mon-Fri, confirmed
1900-2000  9840 HRI 250 kW 025 deg to EaNoAM WHRI Ang-2 Sun
1900-2000 17610 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF  WHRI Ang-1 Mon-Fri, confirmed
2000-2100 11670 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM  WHRI Ang-2 Mon-Sat, confirmed
2200-2300 11775 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR WHRI Ang-2 Mon-Fri, confirmed
2200-2300 11670 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM  WHRI Ang-2 Sat/Sun
2300-2400  7315 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM  WHRI Ang-2 Sat
2300-2400 11775 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR WHRI Ang-1 Mon-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

USA   WRMI Okeechobee changes, incl Radio France International relays

tx#12
0700-1000  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM En WRMI Sun, exBS TOM
1000-1030  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM En WRMI Sun, exDaily

tx#11 not // 15770 tx#04
2100-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM Sp Mon La Rosa de Tokio
2100-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Tue From Moscow With Love
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM Sp Tue Frecuencia al Dia
2100-2115  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Wed EU News Network
2115-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Wed Viva Miami
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Wed From Moscow With Love
2100-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Thu World of Radio
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Thu Blues Radio Inter
2100-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Fri Wavescan
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Fri World of Radio
2100-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Sat End Times Coming
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Sat Walking in Power
2115-2130  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Sun End Times Coming
2130-2200  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM En Sun Walking in Power

tx#04 not // 7570 tx#11
2100-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Mon Radio France Int
2100-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Tue Radio France Int
2100-2115 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Wed EU News Network
2115-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Wed RFI Musique
2100-2130 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Thu Walking in Power
2130-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Thu RFI Musique
2100-2130 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Fri Walking in Power
2130-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Fri RFI Musique
2100-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Sat Radio France Int
2100-2130 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR En Sun World of Radio
2130-2145 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR Sp Sun Dub Politico
2145-2200 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR Sp Sun Viva Miami
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

USA/VATICAN ST.  Frequency change of Vatican Radio in Spanish from Apr 15
1130-1200 NF9610 GB  250 kW 184 deg to CeAM, ex9700 to avoid RNZI English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

USA  [and non]   Unwanted signals on Amateur HF bands.

The following is a QST. The IARU Monitoring Service identifies new
intruders into the ham radio bands; a geomagnetic storm sparks auroras
over Canada and the United States ; Australia may soon take ham radio into
space; an unlicensed broadcaster in Kentucky hit with a $15,000 fine, and
you may be surprised to learn what causes ham radio its worst
interference. Find out right here on Amateur Radio Newsline report #1961
coming your way right now.
(Amateur_Radio_Newsline_(tm) Report #1961, Apr 17, via Mike Terry-UK,
dxld)

INTRUDER_WATCH:
IARUMS NEWSLETTER REPORTS NEW GROUP OF UNWANTED SIGNALS ON THE HF BANDS

The latest International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring Service Newsletter
prepared by Wolfgang Hadel, DK2OM, is now available for free download.
There's lots of news concerning intruders into the ham bands as we hear
from Amateur Radio Newsline's Stephen Kinford, N8WB:

[Stephen] Among the items covered in this latest issue are the Russian
channel markers that have shown up in the amateur radio High Frequency
bands. One of these is on 3 dot 756 kHz {3756} from Tuapse on the
northeast shore of the Black Sea. Its signal is audible every evening with
the actual transmission mode being A3E. That means it puts out a carrier
and both sidebands modulated by short tone bursts which are called pip
tones called master and slave. Earlier reports had pegged its location as
being in the Ukraine but those proved to be inaccurate.

Another intruder reported was Radio Ertrea which appeared on 7175 MHz with
very strong signals in Europe but with a rather unstable carrier. Also
that an Australian Over The Horizon Radar has been heard operating daily
on 21295 kHz using different sweep rates.

As the newsletter went to publication the Monitoring Service indicated
that Radio Hargaysa in Somalia was still transmitting on 7120 kHz while
the Voice of Iran on 7200 kHz was also audible on 7195.5 kHz during the
afternoons.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Stephan Kinford, N8WB, in Wadsworth,
Ohio.

There is a lot more to this report. You can find it in PDF format at
<tinyurl.com/iarums-spring-05>  IARUMS-R1, April 18.

USA  [and non]   BBG Survey, a lot of internal details of the operation of
the IBB systems in recent years.

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Operations and Stations Division
(T/EOS)  Monthly Report's, of 2011 - 2014, see under link

<http://www.governmentattic.org/13docs/BBG-TEOSreports_2011-2014.pdf>

some interesting items, like
Disposal of the Delano transmitting station

Disposal of site A, Greenville transmitting station.

The Kuwait Transmitting Station reports that in January {2014}:
The big event of the month was the arrival and unload ing of sixteen (16)
forty - foot containers with the remains of four old rhombic antennas that
were disassembled and removed from IBB Greenville's Site A. These antenna
components will be used to install additional shortwave antennas at the
station to increase its coverage capabilities.

Botswana transmitting station report

Biblis / Lampertheim Germany transmitting stations.

{LW Erching site.}
New Obligation Authority for M&R was budgeted to be derived from the
proceeds of sale of Erching site in Bavaria Germany, [ex LW 173 kHz VOA /
RIAS Berlin site, 2 x 500 / 1000 kW beast in 1953 til late 70ties, then
leased by Deutschlandfunk program in 1977-1987 on 209 kHz, 500 kW]

former 205 meter single mast at  48 18 11.33 N  11 43 13.80 E

<http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/73072415.jpg> }
TX house at 48 17 56.73 N  11 42 59.38 E

LW site Erching Sale:
BBG is seriously considering proposals from two different bidders that
involve dividing the property into separate plots and selling the plots to
those bidders. TSI Office Director will initiate discussions on April 7
{2011} with the two bidders under consideration. Meanwhile, work continues
on a draft agreement between BBG, DT and the Freising Authority with
respect to the cleanup roles and responsibilities.

The agreement is under review by the respective lawyers. The cleanup
affects a small plot of land  that may be leased while the cleanup work is
in progress.

{later}  On March 29, 2011, we received an attractive new offer from ... a
prospective buyer, for the whole Erching property. Property information
was provided to her and discussions started on a possible sale. She had
expressed concerns about the soil contamination and raised other issues,
which have been addressed.

BBG is now in the process of making a counter offer that will be valid un
til May 27, 2011, provided that ... buys the property "as is" with no
conditions attached.

As part of this deal, BBG will assign any claims that BBG may have against
Deutsche Telekom (DT) regarding the ground cleanup. We are cautiously
optimistic about the prospects for this offer being accepted.

{later}  On June 16, ... accepted our final offer for her to purchase the
Erching property "as is" for 4.3 million EURos, provided we successfully
conclude a Sale and Purchase agreement (SPA).

A revised SPA was sent to her on June 29. As part of this deal, BBG will
assign any claims that BBG may have against Deutsche Telekom (DT) regarding
the ground cleanup. The test phase of the ground cleanup is progressing
slowly, and it could impact the sale. However, we are cautiously
optimistic.

{later}  On August 9, 2011, the IBB property located in Erching, {Bavaria,
north-east of Munich and Ismaning location} Germany was sold to ..., a
German entrepreneur, for the sum of 4.3 Million EURo, or approximately
$6.13 Million. TSI  Director André Mendes traveled to Germany for the
signing of the sale and purchase agreement.

A certified check for the proceeds will be available as soon as German
authorities have completed the required processes. Congratulations to
everyone who had a role in this major accomplishment.

Due to the ongoing jamming of IBB satellite signals, station staff was
active day and night identifying interfering carriers on different
satellites. The most frequently jammed satellites were W3A, Nilesat, AB4
and Hotbird.

In Tajikistan, the new low voltage regulator for the Thales MW transmitter
was delivered to the site on February 05, 2011. Due to the excellent
support provided by the local staff, the installation of the voltage
regulator was finished on February 08, 2011.

{Sept 2011y}  At the end of the month, station staff departed Lampertheim
for a two - week maintenance trip to Tajikistan/Orzu site. The goal of
this trip was to maintain and service both the medium wave and shortwave
transmitters at Orzu.

At Khost {Afghanistan, MW 621 kHz}, the installation of a full redundant
monitoring system was finished and is in operation. Both the AM and FM
transmitters are observed now by two indep endent systems.

Parts needed for the Thales MW transmitter in Djibouti were shipped from
Lampertheim to the site.

The parts included one encoder board, which was needed urgently to support
full power operation of the 600kW MW transmitter at the PK-12 site {MW
Dorale 1431 kHz}.

Since the encoder board failed, the transmitter has been operating with
one of the two power blocks (e.g. at half power).

{Nov 2011y}  Station technicians worked to restore and repair all the
solid - state modulators (SSM) that had been damaged during the fire in
the shortwave  transmitter at RTD's Dorale station in Djibouti. In support
of this effort, the Lampertheim staff manufactured new components or
repaired the damaged components. All modules were tested in Lampertheim
transmitters, and the station is confident that all components will
operate after being installed in Djibouti.

Two members of the Lampertheim station's staff t (...) restored to
operations the Continental SW transmitter at RTD Dorale, which had been
damaged by fire.

IBB Kuwait turned over technical support duties for the Djibouti MW 1431
kHz Station to IBB Germany. This change was decided during last year's
Manager's Conference in Washington because Germany already maintains the
same make and model of Thales transmitter in {Capo Greco} Cyprus and
{Orzu} Tajikistan. This change will result in better technical support and
efficiencies in replacement parts and maintenance.

{June 2012}  In Orzu Tajikistan, the Continental SW transmitter {? DB-13}
went out of service after a heavy power fluctuation, damaged the tuning
capacitor. To make the installation possible, IBB Germany provided
technical drawings to fabricate an adapter for the installation of this
capacitor. The reassembling of the PA stage was finished shortly before
engineers from Germany arrived on site. The engineers inspected the
transmitter and performed a complete initial setup. The transmitter is now
back in service.

A representative from Teleradiocom, General Director ..., and the IBB
representative Transmitting Station Manager ... signed an agreement that
will cut the cost of the IBB operations in Tajikistan. While in Germany,
... also visited the Germany Transmitting Station and was briefed on
station operations and the IBB mission. As a result of this agreement, the
preparatory work for the installation of a second Continental SW
transmitter in Tajikistan was started.

{May 2013}  In Tajikistan, three members of the Lampertheim staff spent
two weeks working with Teleradiocom staff on the installation of the
second Continental SW transmitter.

Tajikistan Support at Orzu: The TRK staff continued their work on
installation of the second Continental SW transmitter.

In Cyprus {MW Capo Greco 990 kHz 600 kW 134degr}, the contractor started
the structural remediation work on the MW antenna. By the end of the
month, work on tower #1 was completed, with 20 sets of new structural
strengthening bracings installed. While the structural work was being
done, the transmitter was off the air.

Kuwait transmitting station{s}

observed many scattered satellite jamming episodes during February {2011}.
Not only was jamming of PNN and Radio Farda by Iran observed, but for the
first time we also observed scattered jamming by an unknown source of some
Al Hurra TV and Radio Sawa Arabic services. The increase in jamming
activity, especially on the Arabic services, is no doubt related to the
current unrest in the region.

The local contractor completed installing vinyl fencing around the 7-tower
1548 kHz MW array, which allowed the station to resume 24/7 MW operations.

The rotatable shortwave antenna {by Thales / Ampegon} began experiencing
capacitor positioning errors during tuning, mainly due to the harsh
environment here. Station radio technicians performed unscheduled
maintenance to manually clean and lubricate all moving parts to bring the
antenna's performance back to factory specifications.

On April 17th {2011}, Radio Kuwait's Station Manager, visited to discuss
various issues related to implementing the IBB Kuwait / Radio Kuwait
Shortwave Sharing Agreement.

In connection with that agreement, IBB Kuwait Technicians visited the
Radio Kuwait site on the 21st to conduct an STL (Studio Transmitter Link)
path test between our two respective transmitting plants. Using surplus
IBB 172 MHz digital link equipment, the station was able to establish a
solid 2-channel, line-of-site 44 kilometer VHF path from our station to
Radio Kuwait's HF transmitting station {at Kabd}. Once the agreement is
signed and implemented, we will be able to send two locally-switched
program feeds to Radio Kuwait for BBG broadcasts over their transmitters.

{later}  The Station Manager met with Undersecretary of the Ministry of
Information, ..., and management personnel from Radio Kuwait concerning
the long-proposed IBB Kuwait / Radio Kuwait shortwave swapping agreement.

The big story for the month concerned Djibouti operations and support.

The Djibouti MW transmitter has been operating on half-power for a couple
of months while the shipment of replacement parts has been hindered by
vendor back-orders and misdirected shipments. In the first half of the
month, Thales engineers arrived in Djibouti from France to convert the
Thales MW transmitter over to AMC modulation and provide specialized
technical training for the staff.

Fortunately, all the necessary spare parts arrived just in time to support
the effort. By the last week of October {2011y}, the transmitter was
operating again on full power and in the AMC mode.

At another RTD site, a 100 kW IBB-provided SW transmitter {RTD 4780 kHz}
suffered a fire in the solid - state modulator section. RTD has requested
IBB assistance to restore it. Unfortunately, we were unable to get any IBB
TDY travelers into Djibouti this month because the U.S. Embassy was moving
to a new location and refused Country Clearances, stating they could not
support any TDY travelers until November. In the meantime, we directed RTD
to prepare all their modulator boards for shipment to IBB Germany for
repairs and refurbishment. Once Germany completes that work, they will
send a team to Djibouti to rehabilitate the transmitter.

{Jan 2013}  Painting work on the towers of the KWT-A 1548 kHz MW array
continued during the month with a daily allotted off-the-air work window
between 0400-1300 UTC. ... The contractor requires 16 good working days to
complete each tower. ... At the end of January, the first tower of the
seven was completed. By Febr month's end, three of the seven towers were
complete.

The good weather also permitted the contractor to complete the painting of
the seven-tower 1548 kHz MW antenna array {in May}. With that work
completed, the KWT-A transmitter resumed 24/7 operations.

{April 2013}  The Station implemented the new A13 satellite and broadcast
schedules without difficulties. Most notable in the changes were the
reconfiguration of our MW operations.

The 24/7 hrs/d Radio Sawa "Iraq" feed was transferred from the 1548 kHz
KWT-A transmitter to KWT-C which broadcasts on 1593 kHz. The seven-tower
antenna array of KWT-A was switched around to the 197 degree pattern and
began broadcasting the Radio Sawa "Gulf" program feed towards Saudi Arabia
and points south.

{May 2013}  This month, the station prepared two ocean containers for out
-bound shipping. One contains assorted MW antenna components and hardware
which are being shipped to RTD Djibouti. These items were part of the old
Holzkirchen, Germany MW 720/1593 antenna array which was previously
shipped to Kuwait for storage.

The second container is packed full of fabricated tower braces and rigging
gear which will be shipped to Cyprus in support of a M&R project to
service the MW  antenna towers at the Cape Greco Radio Station, a BBG
subsidiary operation.

Tinian/Saipan northern Marianas transmitting station.

Tinian operations are now being remotely controlled from the Philippines
during the overnight shift, which has eliminated the need for local
operators to be on duty during this period.

Paint Antenna Towers: In September 2009, a contractor named Seafix, who is
based in Saipan, was awarded the $967,000 contract to paint five antenna
towers at the Saipan site and thirteen antenna towers at the Tinian
transmitting site for corrosion control. To date, all antenna towers at
the Saipan site have been painted. The modification work to paint zinc
coating on safety climbing cables was completed in early August.

The base contract work to paint antenna towers at the Tinian site began in
early December, following the end of the rainy season.

Tinang / Poro Point Philippines transmitting station Station personnel
replaced a damaged ASIASAT dish at the VOA Radio Affiliate DWLU, San
Fernando La Union {Poro Point, former 1143 / 1170 kHz MW plant}.

Transmitter PHT-5 was returned to service in July, which completes the
installation of the four (4) ABB/BBC transmitters received from the Delano
Transmitting Station.

Sao Tome transmitting station

Iranawila Sri Lanka transmitting station

Udorn Thani/Ban Dung and Bangkok Ayutthaya Phachi Thailand transmitting
stations.

The year ended with the failure of one of three power feeder lines between
the sub-station and the MW transmitter hall at the Bangkok {Ayutthaya
Phachi} transmitter plant. The timing could not have been worse, but the
staff was able to enact temporary repairs to restore the transmitter to
service in time for the New Year holiday weekend.

<www.governmentattic.org/13docs/BBG-TEOSreports_2011-2014.pdf>
(BBG, 24 Oct 2014)

UZBEKISTAN   All broadcasts of CVC The Voice Asia are inactive in A-15
0000-0400  6260 TAC 100 kW 153 deg to IND  Hindi in A-14
0100-0400  9975 TAC 100 kW 186 deg to SoAS Hindi in A-14
0400-1100 13630 TAC 100 kW 153 deg to IND  Hindi in A-14
1100-1400  9670 TAC 100 kW 153 deg to IND  Hindi in A-14
1400-2000  6260 TAC 100 kW 153 deg to IND  Hindi in A-14
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

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VARIOUS.   More logs in 0230 to 0400 UT April 19 slot

12005     UK  VoVTN En powerhouse from Woofferton-UK, S=9+20dB signal.
          Politic relations normalized between USA and Vietnam.
          Novel report about VTN/US history relations and writing careers.
11855.152 BRA Rádio Aparecida, chorus performing. S=6 poor
11780.111 BRA RNA Brasilia, S=9+20dB 0250 UT.  Nice fast pop song.
11764.674 BRA SRDA S=6 heard at 0252 UT. Sermon and religious chorus.
15190 USA RMI Africa program, signing-off at 0300 UT, but left
15190.098 BRA ZYE521 Rádio Inconfidência from Belo Horizonte,
          S=6 at 0302 UT, on air channel.
 9819.666 BRA ZYR96 Rádio 9 de Julho. S=4 very poor signal.
 9724.957 BRA ZYJ200 RB2, orchestra mx at 0313 UT, S=4-5 poor.
 9664.661 BRA ZYE890 Voz Missionaria, Florianapolis, poor at 0316 UT.
          hit heavily by Vatican Radio QRM, powerhouse 0300-0330 UT,
          latter from SMG S=9+20dB.
 9629.947 BRA Rádio Aparecida, talk in BrazPort. S=4 poor at 0320 UT.
 9586.851 BRA VERY ODD frequency of ZYE969 SRDA sermon by men. In
          background heard annoying propeller audio sound
          on that channel.
 9570 ALB CRI Mandarin service via European Cerrik relay, 0322 UT,
          combined 2 x 150kW power gear, powerful S=9+35dB or -47dBm,
          noted in FL-US remote SDR unit.
 9565.046 BRA SRDA, weak and tiny bcast, 0324 UT April 19.
 9530     D   AWR via MBR Nauen site at 0326 UT, in Tigrinya towards
          ETH EaAF, modern sounded HoA music, S=9+10dB surprisingly
          strong backlobe signal out of Nauen site towards NoAmerica.
 9505     AUT AWR Persian service via ORS Moosbrunn relay site,
          powerhouse 300kW via revolving big AEG Telefunken curtain array
          S=9+15dB in 0330-0400 UT.
 9420.004 GRC ERT -open from Avlis, S=9+15dB signal received
          on remote SDR unit in FL-US, 0334 UT.
 9410.107 UAE BBCWS English, via Al Dhabbaya relay site, at 0338 UT
          S=4 poor sidelobe signal.

Two Swahili language services in 0344 UT slot from Talata Volonondry site
 7360     MDG Vatican Radio, and
 7395     MDG NHK Radio Japan, both on S=8-9 signal level, but also low
          audio modulation, heard in Boston-MA in remote SDR unit access.

 7205.0   RTC Omdurman, Sudan female Arabic language anncr at 0353 UT,
          typical African music of the region, similar HoA mx. S=8 in MA.
 7200.021 ERI probably from Asmara, HoA music, 0356 UT on April 19,
          but heavy QRM by ham radio operator K8BZ station on
          ham radio contest action.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

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HFCC/ASBU/ABU-HFC Plenary Meeting Minutes - Muscat, Oman 1st-5th Febr 2015

A joint HFCC/ASBU/ABU-HFC coordination conference for the A15 broadcast
season was hosted by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and the
Oman Public Authority for Radio and Television at the City Seasons Hotel
in Muscat, Oman, 1st-5th February 2015.

Some 110 delegates representing 50 organisations attended the conference.

This conference was concerned with coordinating shortwave frequencies,
which were capable of carrying radio programmes thousands of kilometres
from the country of origin. These countries were keen to convey their
programmes free from harmful interference, and he hoped that participating
broadcast organisations would achieve this goal.

The leading position of shortwave was completely unrivalled almost up to
the end of the last century. One of the original ideas at the start of the
shortwave era was its possible use as a communication tool during
disasters and emergencies. But this had become forgotten during the
decades of ideological war on shortwave.

Report of the First Plenary Meeting; Sunday, 1st February 2015

Horst began by expressing his great sadness that our colleague and friend
Phil Goodwin had passed away on 30th December, aged 74. Phil had been
involved in the work of the HFCC for many years, representing the IBB
until 1999. Horst requested that delegates stand for a minute of silence
in memory of our colleague Phil. The HFCC expressed its deep condolences
to his family.

Horst said that he had received apologies from Alexey Vesnin (GFC) and
Kevin Chambers (WCB) who were unable to attend the conference.

The main Plenary would take place on Wednesday afternoon. One of the items
on the agenda would be the delayed election of the Chairman. Jeff White
(FCC) was the only nomination for this post and had been nominated by the
Steering Board. Oldrich Cip would also be standing for the post of Vice
Chairman.

{Excerpt} Report of the Second Plenary Meeting; Wednesday, 4th Febr 2015

A15 Operational Schedule

1.1.  It was agreed that the deadline for the submission of the A15
conference requirement data would be 1200 UTC on Thursday, 12th February
2015.

1.2.  The deadline for the submission of final requirement data for the
A15 operational schedule was agreed as Monday, 16th March 2015.

Future Conferences

2.1.  B15 Conference. Horst announced that the B15 HFCC conference would
take place in Brisbane, Australia, from 24th to 28th August 2015.

2.2.  Thursday 30th July 2015 was agreed as the deadline for requirements
for the B15 schedule.

2.3.  A16 Conference. Horst reported that the A16 joint conference would
tentatively take place in Istanbul, Turkey, dates to be confirmed.

2.4.  B16 Conference. Jeff explained that the B16 conference was due to
take place in Miami, but there had been a problem with the hotel contract.
So a new proposal was being prepared by Broadcast Belgium to host the
conference in Miami. Sentech was also preparing a proposal to host the B16
conference in South Africa. Both proposals would be considered at the
Steering Board meeting on 5th June.

{Excerpt}  Report of the Working and Discussion Groups of the HFCC

3.1. Report of the Group of Experts

3.1.2.  The GoE were very concerned about the number of requirements
submitted by FMOs that were not put into operation (so called "wooden"
requirements). These requirements were very misleading, especially to
shortwave listeners who can now access our public data via the Interactive
schedule tool.

Election of the Chairman of the HFCC

5.1.  In keeping with the Election of SB Officers document, the Steering
Board had informed Members that the only nomination received by the
Secretariat for the post of Chairman was Jeff White (FCC). This nomination
had been proposed by the Steering Board. The Steering Board also proposed
to nominate Oldrich Cip as a second Vice Chairman, to assist with the
management of the HFCC.

5.2.  Horst said that Oldrich deserved an extensive tribute for all his
work for the HFCC. Oldrich had been Chairman since the inception of the
HFCC and it would be appropriate to award him a lifetime award. However,
as Oldrich would be continuing his work for the HFCC, this award would be
saved for another day.

5.3.  Horst then asked if there were any objections to Jeff White becoming
Chairman of the HFCC. There were none, so Jeff White was elected as
Chairman of the HFCC. Jeff thanked Oldrich for his many years of service
to the HFCC. Jeff expected that the work of the HFCC would continue as
before and he looked forward to working with the members of the Steering
Board in the future.

{Excerpt}  HFCC Steering Board Meeting Minutes - Prague, 10th Oct 2014

B15 HFCC/ASBU Conference 24th - 28th August 2015

The B15 HFCC/ASBU Conference will take place in Brisbane, Australia, 24th
- 28th August 2015. Preparations for the conference were now complete.

As the B15 conference was taking place in the Asia-Pacific region, it was
agreed that the ABU-HFC members would be invited to attend the conference.

The draft CPM Report was available for download via the following
hyperlink:
<http://www.itu.int/md/R12-CPM15.02-C-0001/en>

Recent DRM Developments
The SB noted that the DRM Consortium had launched the first DRM AM
receiver produced in India, at the recent International Broadcasting
Convention in Amsterdam. The AV-DR-1401 receiver was designed and produced
by Communications Systems Inc., under the brand name Avion Electronics of
India
<www.avionelectronics.in>
The receiver should be available for order in the next few months.
(23 Oct 2014)

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Diplomkontest des RTI Hoererklubs Ottenau

Im Zeitraum vom 1. bis 17. Mai veranstaltet der RTI Hoererklub Ottenau aus
Anlass des 34. ueberregionalen DX-Treffens vom 9. Mai im Gasthaus Adler in
der Ottenauer Hauptstrasse 255 seinen naechsten Diplomkontest. Zu hoeren
sind die Kurzwellenprogramme von Radio Taiwan International, Kuno
Taufenbachs FM-Kompakt Beitrag bei der Andenstimme Radio HCJB sowie die
Stimme Indonesiens.

Sollte die Stimme Indonesiens im Kontestzeitraum noch immer nicht auf
Kurzwelle 9525 kHz senden, werden auch auch die Internetsendungen und
Internetradioempfaenge fuer das Diplom gewertet.

Die Empfangsberichte werden von unseren Hoererklubmitgliedern Andreas,
Franz, Heiko wieder mit einem elektronischen Diplom bestaetigt, das
ausgedruckte und auf dem Postweg verschickte Diplom gibt es gegen
Kostenerstattung bei unserem Hoererklubmitglied Werner Schubert.

Das gewohnte elektronische Email-Diplom gibt es kostenlos gegen die
Einsendung der Kontestberichte an die Adresse:

<bernhard.seiser -at- daimler.com>

oder auch bei Einsendung an die vielen Kontestteilnehmern bekannte private
Emailadresse von Bernd Seiser.

Die Teilnehmer der letzten Diplomaktionen koennen ihre Berichte auch
direkt an die ihnen schon bekannten emailadressen von Andreas, Franz und
Heiko schicken.

Wer ein gedrucktes Diplom per Post erhalten moechte, schickt bitte seine
Empfangsberichte (nur Kopien, Originale bitte direkt an die Stationen, die
diese mit QSL-Karten bestaetigen) an:

Werner Schubert, Poststr. 8/I, 85567 Grafing, Germany.

Fuer die gedruckte Ausgaben bitten wir um Beilage von 1,45 EURo in
Briefmarken (Inland) bzw. zwei IRCs (Ausland).
(Bernd Seiser-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)




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