WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - #1216

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

ALBANIA   noted also R Tirana Albanian morning service to Balcan region
and Italy land on 7389.980 kHz, S=9+10dB, at 0740 UT July 18. Talk in
Albanian language by two men, on museum art in Ukraine?

Rather bad BUZZY audio HUM signal, when spoken audio feed - many breaks -
noted clear empty carrier audio, then no hum at all. So, the hum occurs
when TX fed by audio program from broadcasting house feed line.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18)

ARMENIA {Nagorno-Karabakh enclave} or AZERBAIJAN ?

9677v Azerbaijan Azeri station Ictimai Radio - or - Tolishstoni Saedo
Radio via Stepanakert, "Karabakh Respublika" ?

Like in past years heard once again a broadband FM signal on 9664 to 9685
kHz frequency range, when spoken breaks occur, a carrier visible on screen
on exact 9676.890 kHz. At 0755 UT on July 18.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18)

HISTORY - In the past years noted in this range:

Azerbaijan Azeri station Ictimai Radio
ussed to jam Voice of Justice from the Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh enclave
too. in Summer A-13 schedule of

0900-0959 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
1200-1259 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
1500-1559 9677.6 SPK 010 kW non-dir to CeAS Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
Voice of Talyshistan was not air Sun/Mon.

9677.5v  Tolishstoni Saedo Radio via Stepanakert, "Karabakh Respublika",
0905-0949*, *1200-1256* and *1500-1547*.

9677.5v  Aedalaetin Saesi Radiosu, Stepanakert Fri at 1400 UT,
Sat at 0600 UT. Scheduled with 10 kW Tue/Fri 1400-1425 UT.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5, 2013)

AUSTRALIA/PNG   Only NBC National Radio via Brandon 9860 kHz Australia
relay site noted last UTC night / July 19 morning. // Shepparton 12025 kHz
had been ceased now from last night broadcast.

re "2015 Pacific Games":

At 0510 UT noted women swimm competition bcasts, logged in Brisbane
Queensland on the remote Perseus unit. Nearby signal was still S=9+20dB,
on Australian mid-afternoon. Nice wide 10 kHz broadband audio signal,
excellent satellite feed quality.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

6075  July 18 at 1200 UT, NBC relay via Shepparton, AUSTRALIA,
importation-assistance ad again in English, then one in Tok Pisin; no news
on this hour. 1201 UT ID for 90.7 MHz FM and mobile numbers, song about
the games. 1205 UT DJ acknowledges text messages thanking NBC for coverage
of the games, and of the closing ceremony. Says CDs of the opening and
closing ceremonies will be available (what about TV?); congrats to Team
PNG (not "TPNG"). Still fair signal, on what could be the last day of this
"temporary" relay setup; or will they let it continue for normal times?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 18)

AUSTRALIA/PNG   Re: NBC National Radio via Brandon. Acc. to e-Mail from
NBC to A. Kageyama in Osaka.

"For your information, the service will be available for the next 3 days
and will cease. Our arrangement with Broadcast Australia to use their
short wave transmitters was so that the NBC could broadcast the Pacific
games to the whole of the country. This is an expensive exercise and
unfortunately the NBC is unable to sustain the services due to budget

The NBC does have plans to purchase its own transmitters and go back to
broadcasting on 4890 and 9675 mhz but this might happen in 2016.
Thank you, Allen Arifeae, Executive Director " TNX A. Kageyama.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld July 20)

12025  NBC National Radio - via Shepparton, at 0700-0732 UT on July 14,
tuned in to catch ID and a woman with news in English. Update on
gold/silver/bronzemedal tally at 2015 Pacific Games. Public service
announcements for National Identify Theft program. Fair signal.

17840  Radio Australia - via Shepparton, at 2207-0112 UT on July 19, woman
announcer hosting news program featuring numerous cutaways to various
speakers. Poor signal. Stayed with this for a while but signal never
improved much peaking at poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 20)

12025  QSL National Broadcasting Corporation (Papua New Guinea) verified
my electronic report of their coverage of the "2015 Pacific Games" with a
date/time PDF letter in one day from Allen Arifeae, Executive Director NBC
National Radio apologizing for not being able to send a QSL card hoping
the letter I sufficient. Thanks to Ralph Perry who was the first report I
saw for this contact.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 20)

AUSTRIA   11955  ORS Moosbrunn transmit AWR Hausa program at 0520 UT on
July 19, noted properly downunder in remote unit at Brisbane Queensland.
Via long path across the Acores Atlantic, Colombia, Easter Island, and
southern Pacific path, nice propagation S=9+10dB or -71dBm, broadband
10 kHz wide signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

BHUTAN   BBS on 6034.96 kHz continued to broadcast after the 1500 UT in
Dzongha. Telephone talk back show by Male MC. 24hrs ?
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, dxld July 22)

Very nice to find we were both listening to BBS/Bhutan on 6034.96 kHz
today (July 22). I had not heard them recently and believed they were off
the air, so was a surprise to first tune in 1248-1300 UT to hear their
unique indigenous music/singing; 1331-1347 UT monologue; 1347-1401 UT more
indigenous music/ singing; by 1422 UT heard phone conversations; still on
the air when tuned out at 1430 UT.

Some mixing with PBS Yunnan (China), in Vietnamese and Chinese, but most
of the time BBS was stronger. The last I knew BBS signed off about
1300 UT, so they really were on an extended schedule today. Would be
wonderful if this was a new schedule for them?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld / via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

"Strong signal also here in Finland now at 1615 on 6034.95 kHz."
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, July 22)

Two peaks visible on remote SDR units in Nagoya Japan and Brisbane
Queensland at 1100 UT on July 23 {see also Indonesia and PNG logs}.
6034.951 and 6035.000 kHz, S=7 or -88dBm signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

BRAZIL   3375  Rádio Municipal São Gabriel da Cachoeira noted from 0933 UT
- 0950 UT, with om in Portuguese, no music just talk under distant
thunderstorm QRN dominant 16 July.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer July 19)

BRAZIL   5035 kHz, Radio Educação Rural de Coari - AM.
Minha ultima escuta sem QRM, da radio aparecida. Agora as 2 emissoras está

Radio Educação Rural de Coari - AM, 5035 kHz, Brazil YL e OM Noticias
sobre secretario estadual de saude de Manaus e seu trablho contra o
mosquito da dengue. 11:41 UT Dia 20 Julio sinpo 35333

(Daniel Wyllyans-BRA, hcdx July 23)

Noted two tiny peaks in 1000 to 1130 UT time slot on July 23, in Brisbane
Queensland and Nagoya Japan remote units:
5035.000 and 5035.005 kHz, Aoki list mentions ZYF272 and ZYG853.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

11815  on July 15 at 0536 UT, Rádio Brasil Central with music, poor
signal, but just a trace of crackling spur from RNA/RNB 11780 kHz;
likewise only a trace on open 11745 kHz; seems they have finally managed
to attenuate, if not totally eliminate them, as the fundamental remains
quite strong. Also seems whenever I hear RBC, it's playing music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 15)

Distorted RNA/RNB heard around 0530 UT July 16 on
11780.006 kHz, 20 kHz wideband signal visible on SDR screen and very tiny
scratch crackling spurs on 11733-11750 and 11807-11822 kHz.

Can be neglected, so low is the spur sound. Nearby heard RNZi DRM mode
block on 11690 and AM 11725 kHz, as well as RRI ROU in DRM mode
on 11800 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 16)

11815  on July 19 at 0120 UT, Rádio Brasil Central music at poor level but
hardly any crackling spur from 11780 kHz this time.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 15)

but five hours later, observation in Alberta, Canada:

11780.007  RNA/RNB / 11815.031  Rádio Brasil Central, latter just
listenable under spurious scratching this 0630 UT July 19.

Wide broadband scratching noted in Edmonton Alberta CAN post, through full
nighttime path from Brasilia.

Spurs scratching heard/noted at 0635 UT on
11703 ... 11711peak ... 11715 kHz; as well as
11730 ... 11740peak ... 11747peak ... 11763 kHz, but also continously
further to
11780.007 central carrier frequency, S=9+15dB in Alberta Edmonton-CAN,
scratch continouisly up to 11813peak ...
covers 11815.031 kHz Rádio Brasil Central ... up to 11821 kHz range.

11815.031 kHz  Rádio Brasil Central noted in downunder Australia at 0520
UT on July 19, only tiny signal 'seen' on threshold S=4 or -98dBm signal
strength level.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

BULGARIA   In Varna and Burgas tourist news began to broadcast in Russian
on beach resort audience.

Since July 1, the regional station of the BNR "Radio Varna" and "Radio
Burgas" started to broadcast a newscast in Russian and English languages,
prepared by journalists "Radio Bulgaria."

Every day at 11:30 hours am Bulgarian time foreign guests of the Bulgarian
Black Sea coast can get acquainted with the actual information on the
waves of "Radio Varna", and the final release of the news broadcast every
day, seven days a week at 19:00 hours pm Bulgarian time, reports the
Bulgarian National Radio.

News in Russian and English languages can be listened to on the frequency
103.4 MHz in July and August.

On the waves of "Radio of Burgas" news in Russian and English languages
are broadcast at 16:00 pm Bulgarian time on the weekdays.
News author: Anastasia Golovkin
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

CANADA   3330  CHU Ottawa Canada S=8 time signal pips and some digital
data burst in between. At 0353 UT on July 21.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

CHINA   11650  Strange 997 Hertz test tone procedure noted in 0526
to 0530 UT time slot and still straight on, on July 19. SEEMINGLY
engineer technicians at RTC Kunming-Anning site, scheduled 0400-0557 UT
of CRI Vietnamese sce testet their TX equipment.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

CUBA   I got a QSL from Radio Habana Cuba for accepting 03 Dec 2014 at
frequency 9810 kHz. Card with portraits of Jose Marti and Fidel Castro.
The report sent via E-mail: <radiohc -at->
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan_RUS / "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx July 19)

CUBA   4765  Radio Progreso Bejucal, fluttery S=9+10dB signal at 0355 UT
on July 21, but hit heavily by some CODAR steady bursts, broadband and in
portions in 4766 to 4913 kHz range.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

CUBA/USA   noted around 0500-0525 UT on July 20, via remote Florida unit.

5025.000 CUB Spanish canciones at S=9+25dB, but stronger on
5040.000 CUB RHC English, like S=9+35 ... +40dB.

Test broadcast of Art Bell's Mid-night In The Desert via WBCQ on July 20

5085.000 USA WTWW S=9+25dB heard on remote SDR unit in Florida.
7489.972 USA ?same program time delayed?, but seemingly ?WBCQ,
         fluttery S=9+10dB.
9330cusb mode, broad uppersideband signal,
         rather tall string peak visible on exact
9330.053 kHz, S=6-7 fair signal on remote Florida at 0525 UT WBCQ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

FRANCE   Test transmissions of Nigerian Armed Forces Radio are cancelled

0600-0700 11825 ISS 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa/English/Text messages/Mx
0600-0700 13775 ISS 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa/English/Text messages/Mx

No signal July 16 and July 17.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

FRANCE   France to scrap on MW and LW

Hard-core MW DXers rejoice, Radio France is to scrap all MW broadcasts at
the end of this year and all LW broadcasts at the of next.

More than the news itself, which did not really come as a surprise, it's
the way it was made public that is shocking: no official announcement,
just an article by a journalist on the online edition of France Inter. The
end of AM transmission is mentioned among other measures and presented as
if it had been taken for granted for a long time, almost as if it were a
side-effect. As usual RF management didn't have the balls to come out of
the woods themselves...


Now what does this entail?

1/ for many listeners the main RF programme, France Info, will not be
available anymore. FM coverage of the station is far from perfect and in
many areas people rely on the MW outlets to get the news. Worse, since the
closure of Nancy, Limoges & Toulouse last year many could only hear the
station early in the morning or late in the evening, when the other MW
outlets propagated. Now for them it's all over.

2/ it will be the end of programmes in the Alsatian language (currently on
1278 kHz). Of course they may still go out on the web for a while, but as
only older people still speak that language and listen to France-Bleu
Elsás it is as good as over with the programme as well, I can't really see
my 80-year-old neighbour give up her radio and buy a computer or a
smartphone to listen to her favourite programmes.

3/ in the mountains of Corsica, "France Bleu Corse Frequenza Mora" on MW
is (or should I say "was"?...) for many the only radio station they could
listen to. FM does not reach the mountainous areas of the Island and
people rely only on MW for information. I pity the lone Corsican shepherd
who takes his sheep to the mountains in spring and does not come back to
his village until fall...

4/ Worst of all : this is going to cause havoc in the traffic in and
around Paris. The local France Bleu station called "France Bleu 107+1"
broadcasts traffic information all day long on FM from the Eiffel Tower.
But as that signal does not reach the whole region it is currently relayed
on 864 kHz from Villebon. That MW station plays an important part in
traffic regulation and an is an anchor for all the Parisian commuters...

On a more personal level, this means that at my location, with the
simultaneous demise of MW stations in Germany, Luxembourg and France there
will be *NO* MW signal available from sunrise to sunset !!!

Regards, Rémy.
(Rémy Friess-F  BrDXC-UK ng July 23)

FRANCE   Cease of longwave and mediumwave.

France Inter closing medium and longwave?
There's a report on the France Inter website this morning about mediumwave
closing at the end of this year and longwave at the end of 2016.
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng July 22)

Here's a rough translation of the main points of the France Inter article:

Ending medium wave and long wave would save 13 million Euros, but for
directors, it's attacking salaried workers that will relaunch the machine,
with 19 million Euros of savings between now and 2019. The Culture
Minister wants to see...

Medium wave? That will be gone at the end of the year. Same thing at the
end of 2016 for longwave. Two major abandonments for the group (Radio
France), even if the two broadcasting methods have been somewhat
superfluous for quite some time.

But talk about frequencies also brings out tensions. Labor officials and
unions remain opposed to a voluntary departure plan proposed by Mathieu
Galley, the plan that was the target of a strike of historic length
earlier this year.

The plan would see about 350 voluntary departures (out of the 4,400
employees in Radio France). Directors say that the cuts are necessary
because of the French government's desire to see Radio France break even
in 2017.

Labor unions insist on an alternative scenario that would not fill most
positions vacated when people retire. They say the plan would reach a
break-even point in 2018.

Contacted by AFP, the Culture Minister said he hasn't decided on a
proposal, adding that a plan for so many voluntary departures would
require detailed work, station by station, which has not been provided.
(Mike Cooper-UK, dxld July 22)

At Radio France, fewer frequencies and voltages as.

The Maison de la Radio - Valeria Emanuele - 2015.
The abandonment of medium and long waves will save 13 million euros, but
the direction is the effort on the payroll that will relaunch the machine,
with 19 million savings by 2019. The Ministry of Culture asked to see.

Medium wave? It will be finished at the end of the year. Same end of 2016
for long waves. Two historic drop for the group, even if the two systems
were broadcasting become somewhat unnecessary long time.

But if one speaks frequencies, we mostly felt tension. Management and
unions have again opposed the draft voluntary departures plan Mathieu
Gallet present, already one of the targets of a historically long strike
earlier this year.

Programme: about 350 voluntary departures (from a total of 4400 jobs
across the group), presented by management as a direct consequence of the
requirements of the state, which would see Radio France back in
equilibrium in 2017.

The social plan? No forcing a passage, even for Minister.

From their side, the unions insisted on the possibility of an alternative
scenario to the voluntary departures plan: a scenario that would be based
on the partial non-replacement of retired departures and return in
equilibrium in 2018.

Other tracks of economies: the revision of the Mov broadcast mode if the
target audience (1% in mid-2016) is not reached, a reduction in
subscriptions to the press (to spend more towards digital subscriptions),
transport costs and a reduced use of Temporary and rods.

Contact by AFP, the Ministry of Culture ensures not having reclame such
departures from plan and believes that "voluntary departures plan of this
magnitude requires a meticulous service by service, which has not yet been

In his framework letter was Mathieu Gallet April 3, Fleur Pellerin had
desired a return to the balance to 2017. It is a horizon, not a taboo, and
the Department will be to the listening of the proposed Mathieu Gallet. If
there are alternative proposals, it can quite be studied.

The Ministry also points out that the Minister Fleur Pellerin has always
wishes that "employment is not the only adjustment variable".

For France Inter with agencies, 22 July 2015.

GERMANY   990 / 855 / 684  Former VoA/RIAS Berlin / DLR Berlin, AEG
Telefunken MW mast of 1961 blown up.

Auf der Website von BZ Berlin gibt es ein Video dazu. - Juergen Waga




(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX July 18)

GERMANY   de-construction of former RIAS/DLR radio mast in Berlin-Britz.



(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

Historic RIAS Berlin MW mast demolished.

It is 54 years old, now the former RIAS transmission tower in Berlin-Britz
has been blown up. With its 160 metre height, it was one of the highest
buildings in the city. Used since 1961 for the medium wave distribution of
RIAS (Radio in the American Sector) and later Deutschlandradio Kultur
[until September 2013].

The Britzer transmitter can look back on an eventful history. After the
construction of the first transmitting stations went from here on
September 4, 1946, the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) on Air. Later
it was Europe's most powerful medium-wave transmitter, for years to
overcome the jammer from East Berlin.

Full article including video of the demolition and photos of the historic
RIAS MW mast in Berlin-Britz being demolished on 18th July 2015 at:


Also there are many photos of the transmitter site at the bottom of this
same page.

Also a report on Deutsche Welle (DW) Polish website at:


(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK July 21)

GERMANY   Etwas OT, aber immerhin lesenswert.
- 50 Jahre ZDF im Bayrischen Wald,

es klingt schon fast utopisch, aber es war 1965 schon ein Ereignis, als
das ZDF erstmals im hinteren Bayrischen Wald im Raum Cham zu empfangen

Der untenstehend verlinkte Zeitungsartikel der Koetztinger Zeitung vom
11.7.2015 beschreibt den muehevollen Weg bis das ZDF in der Region zu
empfangen war.


...und die Handvermittlung im Telefondienst der Deutschen Bundespost im
landwirtschaftlich gepraegten Bayern abgeschafft wurde ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

GERMANY   An alle OVV zur Weiterleitung in ihren OVen und zur Bekanntgabe
im Rundspruch. DARC Distrikt Thueringen - HF-Referat.

Ein Fernsehteam des MDR Leipzig war am Dienstag dem 21.07.2015 in Ilmenau
an der DARC Klub- und Conteststation DF0HQ zu Gast.

Hier entstand ein ca.30 minuetiger Beitrag, welcher am 28.07.2015 um 21.15
Uhr MESZ/CEST {1915 UT}, in der Sendung "ECHT" des MDR gesendet werden
soll. Hauptthema dieser Sendung sind Antennen.
VY 73 de Uwe DL5AOJ. HF-Referent Thueringen. (July 22)

GREECE   re Voice of Greece in Greek plus 8 otherlanguages this morning,
July 15.

ERT live parliament discussion on 400 billion debts of Greece,
direct broadcast from Athens at 2220 UT on July 15:
stronger S=9+35dB signal on 9934.964 kHz and more 20(!) buzz tone peaks
visible accompanied each sideband.

// 9420.005 kHz at 2025 UT only S=9+15dB strength, but clean audio feed.

On July 16 tuned-in at 0500 UT, but heard annoying DOUBLE ECHO feed on
both channels 9420.005 and 9934.962 kHz in 31 meterband still til 0518 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 15/16)

ERT Avlis Greece mixed talk/Greek mx program noted from tune-in at 0450 UT
til exact cut-off TX at 0501 UT, on July 17,

both equal strong S=9+35dB signal on 9420.004 with clean audio, and and
12 buzz hum tone peaks visible accompanied each sideband some 283 / 566
... Hertz distance apart, on 11644.940 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

Voice of Greece in Greek this morning, July 17:
0300-0400  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
0300-0400 11645*AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek,terrible audio, hum tone
0400-0500  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
0400-0500 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek,blocked by Radio Dabanga

* instead of scheduled 9935 kHz till 0400 UT.
Both frequencies are cut off at 0501 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

Voice of Greece, July 20 and Voice of Greece is off the air on 11645 kHz
at 1100 UT and on 9420 kHz after 1450 UT on July 20.

9420.005 kHz at 1835 UT July 20th, strong POWERFUL signal of S=9+50dB in
southern Germany. Tonight excellent shortwave signals also heard from Asia
/ Pacific area.

9934.957v Annoying BUZZ tone accompanied the S=9+30dB ERT audio signal
from Avlis here in southern Germany at 1840 UT on July 20th.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]

BUZZ signal like GARDEN FENCE showed in Perseus browser screen
25 times! x accompanied buzz spur peak signals - each sideband - peaks at
207 Hertz / 414 ... Hertz apart distance ... , each sideband.

Nothing noted on either 11645, 15630, nor 15650 kHz channels.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

Greek folk mx played, what else, nice music this UT morning.
9420.005 S=9+40dB powerhouse from ERT Avlis this morning. 0310 UT.

and surprisingly less minor buzz hum peaks this morning,
almost smoothed signal !
9934.996 ! kHz - close to even frequency, S=9+25dB here in southern
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

Also no buzz, no hum, clear audio from 1010 UT on 9935v // 9420 kHz.
Polish and Italian at 1005 UT, English at 1201 UT on July 22.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

No buzz, no hum, CLEAR audio heard this morning on 11645v kHz noted around
0830-0900 UT July 22 slot.

11645.009 kHz S=9+15 dB strength logged in Moscow Russia and southern
Germany, but only S=7 in Belgium and U.K., due of 182degrees true
north/south antenna in usage.

Phone-in program also talk on symphony music, but heard rather Cuban Rumba

9420.006 kHz S=9+15dB strength here in southern Germany and Belgium post,
but only S=6 fair signal at remote Moscow Russia rx unit.

[later]  No real buzz or hum, rather low bassy PROPELLER audio sound heard
underneath this night at 2210 UT on July 22, - on 9935v kHz.

9934.991 kHz S=9+30 dB signal strength logged in southern Germany,
and 18 x buzz hum tone peaks visible accompanied each sideband like garden
fence some 73 ... 146 ... 209 ... Hertz distance apart.

9420.006 kHz S=9+40dB strength here in southern Germany and Belgium remote
SDR unit post.
(Underneath VoIRIB Arabic scheduled from Zahedan site,
some 4 Hertz lower side, on exact 9420.002 kHz)
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

INDIA   AIR Chinese moved to 11845 kHz. AIR External Service in Chinese
has changed to 11845 kHz from 11855 kHz at 1145-1315 UT. The China
mainland Jammers have not yet noticed the new frequency. (Now they will!)
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia July 17)

5050  AIR Aizawl-IND, brief check at 1230 UT on July 22. Poor reception;
in English underneath Beibu Bay Radio (China); seemed // AIR Shillong-IND
on 4970 kHz. Recently noted Aizawl active again. Nice!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

INDONESIA   3905 { 3904.981 kHz
measured 1155 UT on July 23, S=9+15dB, Warta Brita annmt at 1159 UT,
probably also 4749.993 kHz next to 4750 China, wb.},
RRI Merauke. Very nice to find them still broadcasting post-
Ramadan. Recently has been the strongest RRI station heard; much better
than 3324.88 {measured July 23 on 3324.891 kHz 1130 UT} kHz.

RRI Palangkaraya or 4869.88
{measured July 23 on 4869.911 kHz 1130 UT, * see also PNG signal in
Brisbane Queensland under PNG, wb} kHz, RRI Wamena.

July 17, brief edition of Jakarta news, ending with patriotic song "Bagimu
Negeri" at 1215 UT. At 1300 UT another Jakarta news, ending with "Bagimu
Negeri" at 1308 UT. Atsunori Ishida
indicates they also had Jakarta news at 1400 UT. First day of their unique
three newscasts!

July 18, again with multiple newscasts; ending news with "Bagimu Negeri"
at 1219 UT. Atsunori also shows 1301 and 1401 UT news.

July 19, ending Jakarta news at 1214 UT with "Bagimu Negeri." News again,
ending with "Bagimu Negeri" at 1309 UT (not shown by Atsunori).

July 20, at 1300 UT time pips and Jakarta news ending with "Bagimu Negeri"
at 1315 UT.

July 21, Jakarta news ending at 1224 UT with "Bagimu Negeri." At 1301 UT
time pips and news and economic news ending with "Bagimu Negeri," followed
by local ID. By far my best reception so far.

audio contains fairly clear ID for economic news RRI, patriotic song
"Bagimu Negeri," followed by local ID.

BTW - RRI Ternate did not broadcast at all this year during Ramadan as
they normally have done in past years.

Reminder - Next month (August) we can expect patriotic song "Bagimu
Negeri," that is now played at the end of the 1200 UT Jakarta news, to be
replaced by patriotic song "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku," starting Aug 1st. This
is due to the fact that Indonesian Independence Day is August 17, so they
play "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku" all month long.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

IRAN   13710.006  Voice of IRIB Tehran Turkish sce, probably on long path
across Atlantic, SoAM and Pacific, scheduled 0420-0550 UT, logged at
0537 UT at S=9+15dB or -61dBm signal level. {at same time very tiny
signals heard from ARS, OMA, TJK, IND, Lhasa, Geermu, Kashgar and Urumqi
sites on 22, 19, 16 mb, wb.}

Nice optimistic cheerfully music played, ... after end of Ramadan and -
hopefully - end of US/ISR restrictions - against Iran mullah regime.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

LITHUANIA   / QSL Poland. QSL-cards received from the Russian service of
Radio Poland for appointment on 29 June 2015, on MW frequency 1386 kHz
(via a transmitter in Lithuania). The card - a view of Torun. The card
came without an envelope. The report sent e-mail:
<ru -at->
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS / "deneb-radio-dx"; RUSdx July 19)

QSL-cards received from the Russian edition of NHK World Radio Japan.
4 July 2015, on SW Sitkunai Lithuania relay 6165 kHz. Subject: "A lull in
the rainy season" (Yamanashi Prefecture).

0330-0400 EU    MW738msk   MW1386sit
0430-0500 EU    6165sit
0530-0600 EaAS 11710
1100-1130 EaAS  6090
1130-1200 EU    9760wof, Fris only DRM mode
1600-1630 EU    MW738msk   MW927tjk
1730-1800 EU    MW1386sit
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

MADAGASCAR   13840  NHK Radio Japan's French sce via Talata-Volonondry MDG
relay site, heard at 0543 UT on July 19, 'French and EU économie', did
propagate across via Indian Ocean into northern Australia remote SDR
Perseus post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

MALAYSIA   9835  RTM Sarawak program from K-L Kajang MLA site, noted
playing slight uplifting music, at 1812 UT on July 18, S=9+10dB signal in
Brisbane Queensland Australia remote SDR unit.

11665  RTM Wai Sarawak FM program from Kajang site near K-L, S=7-8 at
local daytime/afternoon Pacific propagation path into Brisbane Queensland
remote SDR unit. At 0526 UT on July 19. Hit QRM a little bit by adjacent
AIR Arabic sce on 11670 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18/19)

OTHR   in 0545 - 0600 UT on July 19 time slot:
15305 - 15315 at 0547 UT
15300 - 15310 at 0549 UT
12030 - 12050 at 0600 UT on July 19.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

MICRONESIA  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, US protected area ...]
4755.54  PMA Pacific Missionary Aviati, The Cross Radio - Pohnpei.
Since May 10 has been silent, through to July 22.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

MOLDOVA   {Transnistria / Prednestrovie}
11600  I Got eQSL-card from the radio center for the reception of
Prednestrovie, program Radyoya Denge Kyrdistane, 15 July 2015; 0800-0900
UT, 11600 kHz, Radioteletsentr located in Transnistria, Maiac Grigoriopol
village. The station broadcasts on MW and SW, and also broadcasts several
TV channels.
Technical Director of OA "PRTTS" Sergey Omelchenko
E-mail: <prtc -at->
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

NETHERLANDS   Mediumwave NPO Radio 5 to be ceased on 1. September 2015.

NPO Radio 5 schaltet zum 1. September die MW ab. Hier in Aachen ist das
mein "Powerhouse" auf 1251 kHz aus Maastricht.

Hier deren Info von der Website:


(Christof Proft-D, A-DX July 22)

Official confirmation comes from this:

'Per 1 September {2015} wordt de distributie van Radio 5 via de AM

Vanaf dat moment zijn er geen radiozenders van de NPO meer te horen op de

Thanks to NPO for that firm assurance.

On 1 September 2015 there will be closure of 747 kHz and 1251 kHz which
have been carrying NPO Radio 5 and NPO Radio 5 Nostalgia.

I notice that there will be reduction in use of the sites at Flevoland and
Emmaberg. I assume (please put me right here) that Flevoland will then
continue to transmit 1008 kHz using the existing directional array?

The nature of MW use in the Netherlands will change so that previous NPO
sites will be operated solely by private stations.

The source is Mediumwave Info and Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts July 23)

OMAN   9740  on July 19 at 0112 UT. Mideast music strumming and Arabic
talk, somewhat undermodulated, presumably RSO on alternate frequency as
there is nothing on prime channel 9500 kHz; other alternate 15140 kHz has
a JBA carrier, probably CRI in Chinese. 9740 kHz is 'alternate' only in
the sense that it's scheduled for 22-24 UT only, then 9500 kHz. However,
Iran is supposed to start Urdu eastward at 0120 UT on 9740 kHz, and it
seemed like I was hearing the same station as before at 0143 UT recheck;
RSO staying presumably on the 315 antenna much more favorable for us.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld July 19)

OMAN   15140  Radio Sultanate of Oman, at 2150-2159* UT on July 19, man
announcer with continuous Arabic language talk until carrier abruptly
terminated ending the transmission. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 20)

PNG   ... - rather QSL Shepparton - AUSTRALIA

I got an e-mail as the QSL - NBC National Broadcasting Corporation.
Of July 9, 2015, 0500-0512 UT on 12025 kHz. Signature: Allen Arifeae,
Executive Director NBC National Radio.

It reported that there is no QSL-cards and confirmed by letter message
reception. Sent a message through the site
<>  on the section 'Contact Us'.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

PNG   Excellent signal received on remote SDR net at Brisbane Queensland
at 1145 UT on July 23:

3364.982  Radio Milne Bay, Alotau, some phone callers heard in music
request program, "nice boys, have a nice night ...".
S=9+15dB or -58dBm strength in northern Australia post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

ROMANIA   QSL-cards received from the Ukrainian service of reception
Interradio Romania on 28 May 2015 on the frequency 5910 kHz.
The report sent e-mail:
<ucra -at->  The card - Women's Cave.

{5910 kHz 1500-1530 UT to zone 29SW TIG 100kW 30degr

#812 = ITU ant log-periodic horizontal revolving antenna on Tiganesti II
site, 8 kms south at Saftica village, old COMINTERN radio site of the
50ties, like Radio España Independiente, or communist Radio Portugal Libre
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS "deneb-radio-dx"; RUSdx July 19)

ROMANIA {CHINA/MARIANAS/PHILIPPINES}   21500  RRI Bucarest in English sce
via Tiganesti bcast center, scheduled at 0530-0557 UT to SoEAS/AUS/NZL/PAC
area, heard on closing annmt at 0556 UT, on rather poor direct azimuth
S=7 or -82dBm in midwinter downunder Australia, local afternoon time zone.

... the only others on 13 mb were 21610 kHz VoA Tibetan Tinang-PHL
backlobe S=7, and rather tiny China mainland spoken jammer, as well
21690 kHz RFA Chinese sce via Tinian-MRA, S=7-8, and equal 20 kHz wide
jamming signal on 21680 to 21700 kHz range broadband.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)

ROMANIA/TAIWAN/CHINA   Upcoming clandestine broadcast of IRRS Shortwave
via RadioCom

1600-1800 15470 TIG 150 kW 165 deg to EaAF Amharic Fri, eff from July 24
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

So, start Fridays only transmission from next week. Checked now July 17:

15470 kHz channel is empty, but adjacent 15465 kHz signal next door is the
jamming white noise audio scratching signal from China mainland against
R Taiwan Chinese service other time slots on 24 hrs schedule.

Covers SCRATCHING 15460 to 15471 kHz frequency range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 17)

RUSSIA   6990 kHz  Radio Comintern. Today I received a letter from Sergei
in my request to change the schedule of broadcasting of the Comintern.
Sergei plans to broadcast in the summer from 1500 for 1800 UT, and in
winter from 1200 at 1500 UT


(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

RUSSIA   [CZECH REPUBLIC]   QSL-cards received from the Russian service of
Radio Praguevia Moscow MW relay site. On 04 July 2015 at 1800-1829 UT /
738 kHz. Subject: Czech technical landmarks. Cesky Krumlov - revolving
auditorium, South Bohemia. 650-capacity auditorium located in Baroque
chateau garden, built in 1958.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.920  HQ prayer program observed onnce more from BSKSA
Riyadh, seemingly muslim Ramadan festivity program? At 0748 UT on July 18.
S=5-6 poor signal of this non-directional NE / ME target signal, well
above threshold level heard here in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18)

SOLOMON ISL   Yes, SIBC with light pop singer music at 1820 UT on July 18
on exact 9545.0 kHz - nothing on empty silent 5020 kHz. S=7-8 signal on
9545 kHz in Queensland Brisbane remote unit, slight QRM of adjacent
9540 kHz RRI Bucharest from Tiganesti in German language on S=7-8 signal
level in downunder.

9545 kHz SIBC heard also, noted at 5 p.m. time local in the Solomones.
Sei-ichi Hasegawa in Japna told:
QSY to 5020 kHz at 0830 UT on July 19.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18/19)

Reasonably good here in Alberta Canada at 0548 UT, yl modulation seems a
bit low. (Perseus and Wellbrook loop). 73 Don VE6JY
(Don Moman-Alb-CAN  VE6JY, dxld July 19)

SIBC does stream Live on The Internet so you can use that to compare
the 5020 or 9545 kHz signal to


Interesting picture of an Yaesu FRG 7700 (rather worn) tuned to 5020 kHz.
I couldn't find the audio link, though ...
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, DXplorer July 19)

Re: SIBC on 9545 kHz. It's on the main homepage. If you're using a
computer it's on the right-hand side about halfway down. If you're using a
mobile device it's in the center of the page it almost the bottom of the
(Paul, dxld July 19)

SOMALIA   Weak signal of Puntland Radio One after 1500 UT time slot
1500-1600 13800 GRW 20 kW non-dir to EaAF Somali CUSB, July 21.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

Vermutlich ist Radio Puntland wieder auf 13800 kHz aktiv, bisher nur
nonstop Horn-of-Africa mx, noch keine ID gehoert. Hier sehr duennes
Signal. Auf dem Remote-Perseus in Amberg ein sehr ordentliches Signal. Und
ja, das ist Puntland, die senden in AM nur im oberen Seitenband.
Um 1530 UT nochmals gecheckt: da war der Spuk vorbei.
(Uwe Volk-D, A-DX July 22)

Log: 13800 kHz at 1435 UT on July 22. Traeger+USB, tent Puntland, O=2
(Martin  <>  A-DX July 22)

SUDAN   Arabsat removes Radio Dabanga from its satellite.


July 17, 2015 (Khartoum) - The Arab Satellite Communication Organization
(Arabsat) has removed the radio station Radio Dabanga from its satellite
upon a request from the Sudanese government, said a statement released by
the radio on Friday.

Radio Dabanga is a shortwave radio station which serves the Darfur area of
western Sudan. It is based in the Netherlands and it has been broadcasting
in Arabic and local languages since December 1, 2008.

The radio was the first media outlet to report accusations last November
that Sudanese soldiers had raped some 200 women and girls in Tabit, a
village 45km south-west of North Darfur capital El-Fasher.

Mohamed Karim Mahmoud, product marketing manager of Arabsat Broadcast
Services, said the decision to remove the radio station was based on a
formal complaint he had received on the 24th of May 2015 by the Sudanese
ministry of information, said a statement issued by the radio station.

"The station is considered to be hostile to the Sudanese government," said
Arabsat in its announcement to stop Radio Dabanga broadcasting.

Asked by the uplink company whether there was any item or programme
considered to be hostile to the Sudanese authorities, ArabSat answered
"We note that this complaint concerns the whole radio station [Radio
Dabanga], and not to a specific news item".

Radio Dabanga asked its listeners to follow its programmes everywhere in
Sudan on Nilesat 7 degrees frequency 12399 Symbol Rate: 27500 Polarity
(Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, dxld July 19)

SWAZILAND   I brush up eQSL from TWR Manzini Swaziland, of 11 July, 2015;
at 1800-1829 UT on 6120 kHz. Topic: Celebrating 40 years of ministry ii
Sent to the address:
Lorraine Stavropoulos, at  <latavrop -at->
WEB address: <>   <>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

TAJIKISTAN   4765.041  Odd frequency Tajik Radio 1 program from Yangi Yul
site, non-directional transmission, just on threshold signal level at
1817 UT on July 18. Also heard at remote SDR unit in Brisbane Australia
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18)

THAILAND   9389.977  Once again odd frequency noted from US IBB Udornthani
relay site, logged NBT Radio Thailand English program at 18-19 UT
scheduled, heard well at more than fair S=9 signal of backlobe - main lobe
at 313degr westerly to NE, CeAsian and European foreign target audience.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 18)

TURKEY   I got QSL-cards with the English version of TRT Voice of Turkey.
13 June 2015, 1230-1325 UT on 15450 kHz / English / Transmission Site
Emirler. Topic: Happy father's day!
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

TURKEY   9870  TRT keyboard glitch ? carelessness of the technician.

TRT Emirler heard instead of 11750 this morning, on nighttime channel
9870 kHz. So seemingly carelessness of the engineer at 0200 UT,
when 9870 kHz Spanish sce of TRT 0100-0155 UT ended, and usually the
TX switch occur to 'next usage' 11750 kHz.

at 0800 UT on July 23 heard TRT Emirler Turkish sce on
 9870.016 kHz

11750 0600-0900 EMR 500  97 TURKISH AS
11955 0600-1200 EMR 500 150 TURKISH AF/AS
13635 0600-1300 EMR 500 310 TURKISH EUR/AM
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

UKRAINE   Ukraine change on Mediumwave. On July 13 LV1 returned to
549 kHz. At 0330 UT MW 549 kHz UKR UR 1 Persha Prog. Mykolaiv to hear the
signal strength of +40dB.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx July 19)

World Sce Radio Broadcasting Ukraine has changed again the time of airing

1600-2000 UT MW 1431 kHz Luch Mykolaiev 800 kW to SoEaRUS Russian
language, ex1700-2100, re-ex1500-1900
(Shortwave DX-ing from Bulgaria, Bulgarian DX blog, RUS dx July 19)

USA   11580  FG Radio via Okeechobee Florida, at 2300-2315 UT on Tuesday
July 14, opened with nice ID ("Worldwide on shortwave, this is FG Radio")
followed by news. Gave French language ID at 2309 UT followed by vocal
selection and closing ID. Closed with John Denver tune before WRMI cut in
with an Ian McFarland ID announcement. Very good signal and nice to hear a
news report in English.

11580  FG Radio via Okeechobee verified an electronic report with an
overnight electronic reply thanking me for the detailed reception report
promising a QSL card via snail mail in the coming week.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 20)

Test broadcast of Art Bell's Mid-night In The Desert via WBCQ on July 20

0500-0700 7490.0 BCQ 50 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English AM.
0500-0700 9330.1 BCQ 50 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English CUSB.
Good signal til 0600 UT, poor from 0600 UT, co-ch Cuban Spy Number HM01
Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri from 0657 UT.

Open carrier / dead air of WTWW-3 on 12105 kHz at 0750 UT, July 20.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

USA   Discussion of "money back" discussion on phone by female and some
males, on Gold, pensiones and national debt.
7489.977 kHz at 0322 UT. July 21.

5049.990  WWRB TOM Brother Stair on "Spirit + Culture" at 0338 UT
on July 21, S=9+10dB in Germany.

5085.000  WTWW music / singer program, ID at 0340 UT on July 21
<email @>

5109.723  main peak and UPPER SIDEBAND signal visible, WBCQ TOM Brother
Stair sermon at 0343 UT on July 21. And another strange lower peak 'seen'
on 5109.626 kHz too. S=8 signal across the atlantic here in southern

// TOM also on WWRB on 3185.000 kHz just on threshold heard spoken
fragments at 0350 UT on July 21.

Different English program on 3215.000 kHz S=8-9 fluttery signal at 0352 UT
on July 21, talk about European unions, and economists, debts, inflation
promises discussion, WWCR Nashville? "Powerful China these days".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

VATICAN STATE   13765  Vatican Radio in Portuguese to Africa, heard on
S=9+10dB -58dBm signal level in Brisbane downunder, at 0530-0558 UT slot.
"Nueva testament, vita symbolo y profeta..." at 0540 UT on July 19.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 19)


Some 31 meterband logs in 0930-1010 UT on July 21

9589.993 footprint of ?Thazin Radio?, from northern Myanmar shortwave site
at Pyin Oo Lwin, now scheduled also at extended 0930-1330 UT time slot,
heard on threshold level in remote SDR unit on Perseus net at Edmonton
Alberta Canada, at 0933 UT on July 21.

9629.956  Rádio Aparecida ZYE954, Aparecida SP, in BrasPortuguese, S=7
fluttery at 0941 UT, on nighttime path from Bras to Canada, fast spoken
talk, like machine gun reader.

9635.972  Voice of Vietnam, from Son Tay, national Vietnamese sce,
S=7 signal on remote SDR net in Alberta Canada at 0950 UT on July 21.

9645.410  Odd frequency footprint of Rádio Bandeirantes, talk in
BrasPortuguese, S=7, hit by CNR1 Beijing on even 9645 kHz,
noted at 0953 UT on July 21.

9655  ALS  KNLS Anchor Point, nice S=9+15dB signal, Chinese program,
modern religious singer, heard in the clear at 0956 UT - in Alberta remote

9664.672  Rádio Voz Missionaria. Many times heard phone number and Caixa
Postal addresses in Santa Catarina, S=8-9 at 0958-1000 UT on July 21.
Hit heavily by even 9665 kHz KCBS Pyongyang KRE.

9724.845  Rádio RB2 from Curitiba, time signal at 1000 UT, but pips were
27 seconds too late gainst UTC atomic clock exactness.

9819.501  Rádio 9 de Julho, in BrasPortuguese, poor S=5 signal noted in
Edmonton Alberta Canada remote post. Hit by Voice of Beibu Bay Radio in
Cantonese sce on even 9820 kHz.

9839.835  Voice of Vietnam from Son Tay site, English service,
nx at 1005 UT, S=6-7 fluttery signal across Alaska northern Pacific.
About some Vietnamese built up project. UN security council decision.
Iran economical restrictions of the western US world.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)


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