WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News #1223 - 5 Oct 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   9849.95  on Oct 4 at 0134 UT, Radio Tirana is very weak, S6 but
clear in English, so I take the opportunity for a precise frequency
estimate.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

ANTARCTICA ARGENTINE   15476  LRA 36 reception report, Radio Nacional
Arcangel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. I have sent an e-mail reception
report to the station for a 2012-2034 UT, 25 Sept transmission and here is
the station reply:

"Desde ya muchas gracias y siempre atento Usted.
Nos da una gran ayuda con los informe que Usted nos manda por este medio.
Muchas gracias por su disposicion.
Esperamos mas Informes........
Un fuerte abrazo a la distancia

Atte: Sergio LUCERO - Enc LRA 36"
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx Sept 29)

15475.976 kHz  footprint, thanks to a tip of Karel Honzik LRA36 was on air
on Sept 23 heard in Czech Republic, missed yesterday Sept 24 night on
shortwave 19mb, and now also tiny signal noted here in Europe tonight at
18.30 UT again.

I guess lower sunspots occurs in A-15,
the LRA36 signals were stronger in 2013 and 2014 seasons though.
(wb)

Auf Menorca island Spain brauchbar, S=5-7, 1946 UT on Sept 25.
Gerade laeuft Luna Bonita von Marcelo Morelo.
(Michael Haun-Menorca-ESP, A-DX Sept 25)

ARGENTINA   RAE with chimes interval signal heard on 15345.070 kHz
footprint around 1855 UT on Sept 24 and station ID too.
Up to S=9+5dB signal strength - much fluttery signal here in Germany.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews and dxld Sept 24)

ARGENTINA   15345.3  on Sept 24 at 2345 UT, surprised to hear RAE in
Portuguese at this hour no, it's not, but Portunhol, or Spanish with a
heavy Brazilian accent from a (financial?) YL correspondent in Sao Paulo,
then back to regular Argie-accented Spanish from studio.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 24)

ARGENTINA/MALVINAS   Video: RAE und die Falklandinseln

Hatten wir das hier schon? Ein kleines Video mit Einblick in die RAE-
Studios*, in dem es um die Sendungen geht, die RAE fuer die Malwinen /
Falkland-Inseln ueber den Lokalsender LRA 24 Rio Grande auf Mittelwelle
ausstrahlt:

<https://youtu.be/FDLoovExfBI>
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX Sept 27)

Danke fuer den Link zum Video. Hier weitere relevante:
<http://www.radionacional.com.ar/?page_id=2170>
<http://www.nacionalriogrande.com.ar/>
<http://player.dcarsat.com.ar/rn_sc_rad24/>

VLC-Player
<rtmp://186.33.227.196/rn_sc_rad24/mp3:rn_sc_rad24.stream>

Gestreamt wird eine flv, - darin eine MP3 - mit ~78 kbps vbr/44 kHz, Mono,
vermutlich XING-Encoder.
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX Sept 27)

ASCENSION ISLANDS   11985  Radio Ahkbar Mufriha (HCJB), at 2206-2215* UT
on Sep 15, instrumental music at tune in followed by a man announcer
talking in an African sounding language. Closedown with announcements and
drum music with a French language ID. Poor to fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

11985 2145-2215 UT 46W ASC 250 27  0 547 daily Fuc G   HCJ BAB,

but in B-15 instead:
 9530 2145-2215 UT 46W ASC 250 27  0 547 daily Fuc G   HCJ BAB.

AUSTRALIA    "Pacific Beets" program heard at 0529 UT Oct 2nd,
not strong on fair level 15415 kHz S=7 signal,
both 15240 and 17840 kHz much weaker though, here in southern Germany.

At 0531 UT report from PNG Highlands, education is needed more and more
for the kids and is the key to overcome crime. To defend high power
weapons used by crime people, the police should control the movements.

At 0537 UT report of Aborigional free hold land noted.

NOTHING HEARD ON BOTH
WRNO U S A. 7504.67 kHz and  COLOMBIA 5910.02 kHz, at 0540 UT on Oct 2nd.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

BELARUS   11730  Belarus Radio Minsk-Kalodzicy started 11.00:24 UT
on Sept 24 into their regular radio programm, low tiny modulated though.

No audio - empty carrier visible at 1055-1100 UT, and two spurious
SCRATCHY broadband signals accompanied on

11700.5 - 11709.4 and
11751.4 - 11759.4 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

BHUTAN   6034.95, BBS Thimpu, Sangaygang, at 1112-1401 UT extended
schedule, Sept 19, 1112-1200 UT able to make out a few words in English;
best/clearest segment was 1341-1357 UT, with a program of chatting on the
phone with young children and the kids mostly singing (no music - just
singing, per my audio); over the years, this children's program is the one
I have most often heard via BBS, the whole time QRM from Yunnan PBS
(China).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer; dswci DXW Sept 30)

BHUTAN   6034.952  Extended shortwave relay schedule tonight Oct 4th.

Log: 6034.96  BBS Thimphu, Bhutan, 1500 UT, SIO 333. Ich konnte keinen
Grund finden warum heute so lange gesendet wird, vielleicht hat der
Radiomechaniker des Koenigs Geburtstag. Auch jetzt gegen 1625 UT ein sehr
schoenes Signal aus Bhutan.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,
<http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Oct 4)

Re: Log: 6034.96  BBS Thimphu, Bhutan, 1500 UT, SIO 333.
Um 1710 UT immer noch eine Station auf 6034.952 kHz,
zeigt S=9+10dB signal auf HA1VHF und DARC Amberg Oberpfalz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

BOTSWANA/SAO TOME/USA   VOA French service. Extended from Sept 14

Additional morning transmission of Voice of America
0630-0700  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0730-0830  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0630-0830  6180 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0630-0830  9885 GB  125 kW 091 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri
0630-0830 13830 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri

After summer A15 scheduled morning program of Voice of America
0530-0600  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0530-0600  6180 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0530-0600  9885 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri
0530-0600 13830 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri
0600-0630  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0600-0630  6180 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0600-0630  9885 GB 1 25 kW 091 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri
0600-0630 13830 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

BRAZIL   9645.3, Sept 30 at 0058 UT, no signal from R. Bandeirantes; nor
at 0138 when 9630v and 9665v kHz stations are confirmed. I logged it last
week, Sept 21 at 0545 UT with that quarter-hour timesignal, but Brazilians
on the radioescutas group have been concluding the station has quit SW for
good. We hope that's premature, as lots of stations break down for some
reason and come back; let's keep checking.

But this from Lenildo da Silva, No Mundo do Dexismo, via Daniel Wyllyans,
HCDX on Sept 26 [gh improved Google translation]:

"Apparently, Radio Bandeirantes of Sao Paulo (SP), ended its shortwave
transmissions, since it is no longer captured on 9645 and 6090 kHz;
transmission on 11925 kHz had been suppressed for several months.

Affected by a financial crisis, the Sao Paulo station began a wave of
layoffs in its workforce in August, not even sparing established names
from the sports department.

The obstructive cuts, which have reached other parts of the Bandeirantes
Group, seem to have come now to shortwave transmissions. We hope, however,
that the traditional broadcaster of journalism and sport, can overcome
this crisis and re-operate on shortwave soon"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 30)

BULGARIA   According to the main SW entry for Bulgaria in WRTH 2015, there
are four 50 kW AM transmitters at Kostinbrod and two transmiitters used
for DRM run at 70 kW.

But elsewhere in the book, some transmissions from this location are
listed at 100 kW. What is the actual transmitter complement at Kostinbrod?
Perhaps Ivo Ivanov knows? Thanks.
(Richard Langley-CAN, dxld Sept 23)

Re: Question on Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, Transmitter Powers ?

2x100 kW (2x50 + 2x50 kW in parallel)
1x 70 kW AM + DRM mode
1x 50 kW
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

CANARY ISLANDS   1008 MW, ABC Punto R, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, at
2037-2055 UT on Sept 23, Spanish, live soccer match between Las Palmas-
Sevilla, advs in half time match, ID: "Radio Las Palmas, 97.3 FM".
Interference from Cadena Ser stations with program "Carrusel Deportivo" on
the same frequency, 12321.
(Manual Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW Sept 30)

CHINA   4940  Voice of Strait with "Focus on China," at 1500-1530 UT on
Sept 26. After many years of my monitoring this show, today heard with a
new, more upbeat format. This Saturday only program in English still has
news items (many reports given by native speaker of English), but also
played four pop songs in English (in the past never played music).

Nice IDs between every news item - *"You are now listening to Focus on
China, Voice of Strait Broadcast
Station"
* Harvard Medical Journal finds eating chili peppers may prolong ones
  life; 1530 ID
* "This is the Voice of Taiwan
* trait News Radio."
* In another month this will have even better reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 26)

CHINA   China-Logs.
3990 kHz  Gannan RGD um 2248 UT mit Instrumentalmusik, ID. O=2, hier
sollte man die Gelegenheit nutzen bevor Xinjiang im November seine
traditionelle Winterfrequenz in Betrieb nimmt.

Gannan ist auch auf 5970 kHz nach 23 UT - wenn die VoA auf gleicher QRG
Sendeschluss hat - gut zu hoeren. Um 2330 UT kommt immer eine
ausfuehrliche Stationsansage.

Danke fuer die Logs Patrick!
(Patrick / Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,
<http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Oct 4)

CHINA   RTC China registriert <50 mb sehr liederlich.

5970 kHz scheint nicht bei der ITU Registrierung auf,
nur beim Nagoya Club in Japan und teils in der Aoki Liste.

Lanzou - Gansu ist 148 km vom Hezouh-Gannan bcast center site entfernt !

Die ITU Registrierung an der Grenze zur Mongolei
LAN Lanzhou  CHN 36N02 103E50
taugt wohl noch fuer eine Verschleierung im kalten Krieg
der 70ziger Jahre zu Mao Tse Dung's Zeiten ?

Aoki Liste nennt dagegen zutreffend Gannan,
ITU / HFCC aber haben diese Request Registrierung:
LAN Lanzhou  CHN 36N02 103E50

3990 0350 0650 43NW LAN 50 0 925 Zho CHN CNR RTC  2111
3990 1020 1310 43NW LAN 50 0 925 Zho CHN CNR RTC  2112
3990 2250 0100 43NW LAN 50 0 925 Zho CHN CNR RTC  2113

50 kW Eintrag, Antenne ist ein Rundstrahl Quadrant Type,
siehe Gannan location
CHN_Hezouh 1332 kHz 2x15 kW 3990 / 5970 kHz
34 58 14.23 N  102 54 31.58 E

<http://binged.it/1L7tEHL>

<https://www.google.de/maps/place/34%C2%B058%2714.2%22N+102%C2%B054%2731.6%22E/@34.9700216,102.9084825,668m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0>

7310 km Distanz bis Muenich Germany.

<http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/>  nennt
Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Gannan People's Broadcasting Station
2220-0100, 0950-1400 UT Tibetan/Chinese 5970 3990 (2300, 1300 relay CNR11)

Hier die RTC Registrierung
3900 0900 1440 33S       HLR  10 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3900 2130 0700 33S       HLR  10 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3950 1205 1800 42N       URU 100 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3950 2330 0257 42N       URU 100 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC

3985 0900 1605 43NW      GEM 100 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3990 0350 0650 43NW      LAN  50 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3990 1020 1310 43NW      LAN  50 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3990 2250 0100 43NW      LAN  50 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
3995 1200 1800 42N       URU 100 0   925 Uig CHN CNR RTC
3995 2330 0300 42N       URU 100 0   925 Uig CHN CNR RTC

4500 0000 0330 42N       URU  50 0   925 Mon CHN CNR RTC
4500 1230 1800 42N       URU  50 0   925 Mon CHN CNR RTC
4750 0915 1600 43N       XIN  50 270 141 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4750 2025 1805 33S       HLR  10 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4750 2200 0200 43N       XIN  50 270 141 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4800 2025 1805 43NW      GEM 100 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4820 2000 1800 42SE,43SW LHA 100 0   925 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4850 0000 0325 42N       URU 100 0   925 Kaz CHN CNR RTC
4850 1155 1800 42N       URU 100 0   925 Kaz CHN CNR RTC
4905 2050 1805 42SE,43SW LHA 100 0   925 Bod CHN CNR RTC
4920 2050 1805 42SE,43SW LHA 100 0   925 Bod CHN CNR RTC
4980 1200 1800 42N       URU  50 230 145 Zho CHN CNR RTC
4980 2330 0300 42N       URU  50 230 145 Zho CHN CNR RTC
5060 1200 1800 42N       URU  50 230 145 Zho CHN CNR RTC
5060 2330 0300 42N       URU  50 230 145 Zho CHN CNR RTC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / DXplorer Oct 4)

COLOMBIA   5910.02, on Oct 2 at 0144 UT, Alcaravan Radio is reactivated
after missing about 5 months, and its sibling 6010.1 kHz La Voz de tu
Conciencia already reactivated a few weeks ago and remains reliable
including now. First date back, as definitely absent from 5910 kHz thru
last night. S9 signal, EZL music, 0147 UT break for arpeggio and brief
Spanish announcement about El Senor, more music. Overridden a couple times
by "running water" ute, but no broadcast QRM at this hour. That will be at
03-05 UT from Japan via France; and 0543-0600 UT M-F from TWR via Austria.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 2)

GERMANY   Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme Oct 3
1200-1230 15320 NAU 250 kW 060 deg to FERu Russian Sat
in B-15 13710 kHz

1600-1630 13750 NAU 250 kW 060 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat
in B-15 9465 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes Oct 3
1530-1600 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Russian Sat
1600-1630 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Chechen Sat
in B-15 11900 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

GERMANY   MW BR Munich Ismaning 801 kHz 100 kW ever final transmission on
Sept 30 at 1045 UTC.

RADIO DARC
Abschiedssendung fuer die Mittelwelle
Redaktion 21.09.15

Die derzeitige Mittelwelle 801 kHz mit 100 kW aus Muenchen-Ismaning ist
zur endgueltigen Abschaltung am 30. September um 12:45 Uhr CEST/MESZ
vorgesehen.

Darauf weist Stefan Teuscher, DL4GCS, der technische Leiter des
Bayerischen Rundfunks, hin.

Mittelwellensender Ismaning, hier der Rohrmast fuer die Frequenz 801 kHz

Laut seiner Aussage ist das jedoch nicht die letzte Mittelwelle, die in
Deutschland aus der Luft geht. Noch bis zum 31. Dezember wird der
Deutschlandfunk ueber sechs Mittelwellen verbreitet:

Braunschweig     756kHz    200kW
Heusweiler      1422kHz    400kW {and Antenne Saar 1179 kHz 10kW too}
Neumuenster     1269kHz    300kW
Nordkirchen      549kHz    100kW
Ravensburg       756kHz    100kW
Thurnau          549kHz    100kW

Wenn auch diese in drei Monaten QRT gehen, dann ist endgueltig Schluss und
eine 90-jaehrige Aera unwiderruflich zu Ende. In Deutschland wird ab
diesem Zeitpunkt kein einziges analoges AM-Signal mehr ausgestrahlt
werden. Die Lang- und Mittelwelle werden Geschichte sein.

Der DLF moechte, motiviert durch die urspruenglichen Plaene von RADIO
DARC, eine Abschiedssendung zu gestalten, nun selber ein finales Programm
fuer die Mittelwelle bieten. Daher bittet der Deutschlandfunk um Mitarbeit
seitens der Hoerer.

Rainer Englert, DF2NU, der Redakteur von RADIO DARC, steht mit dem DLF
bereits in Kontakt und sammelt Ideen, Tondokumente und Vorschlaege fuer
eine entsprechende Abschiedssendung. Weiterer Input waere gerne gesehen
unter: <radio -at- darc.de>
(DARC.de via HJ Winkel-D, A-DX Sept 22)

GERMANY   BR-Abendschau 23. Sept. Bericht zur Abschaltung der Mittelwelle.
In der heutigen Frankenschau gab es einen Beitrag zur bevorstehenden
Abschaltung der BR-Mittelwelle.

<http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/frankenschau-aktuell/br-mittelwelle-abschaltung-100.html#&time>

BR-Berichte zur Abschaltung der Mittelwelle, schoenes 13 kHz weites Signal
auf 801 kHz, noch bis 12.45 CEST/MESZ, Sept 30.

Der letzte Pip des Timesignals kam auf DAB+ 1-2 Sekunden spaeter,
als auf 801 kHz Mittelwelle ...

Inzwischen gibt es weitere Informationen vom BR die im untenstehenden Link
zusammengenfasst sind.

Es gibt auf der rechten Seitenhaelfte weitere Informationen unter "Mehr
zum Thema" u.a. auch eine ausfuehrliche Rundfunksendung zu Digitalradio
mit dem technischen Leiter der Planung Rundfunktechnik Herrn Lesch.

<http://www.br.de/unternehmen/inhalt/technik/abschaltung-mittelwelle-100.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

re: Die letzten Minuten der BR-Mittelwelle.

Am 30.September 12.45 hrs CEST/MESZ wurden die BR-Mittelwellensender
Muenchen Ismaning, Nuernberg Dillberg 801 kHz, Hof und Wuerzburg 729 kHz
abgeschaltet.

Damit endete eine 92-jaehrige Aera der Rundfunkuebertragungstechnik.

Im untenstehenden Video sind die letzten 7 Minuten der Ausstrahlung der
Mittelwelle Nuernberg Dillberg 801 kHz zu sehen.

Ich denke die BR-Leute haben es sich nicht leicht gemacht, die Sender
abzuschalten.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gONO5MIDgYs&feature=youtu.be>

Weitere Informationen zur Chronik der BR-Mittelwelle sind hier zu finden:

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/radio_news.html>
(Sept 30)

Adieu, Mittelwelle: Ein Stueck Radiokultur verschwindet.

Der Abschied vom Mittelwellenrundfunk geht weiter:
Am Mittwoch wird um 12.45 Uhr der Bayerische Rundfunk seine vier Sender
abschalten, die auf 729 kHz und 801 kHz das Programm von Bayern plus
uebertragen.

Zuletzt hatten nach allen anderen ARD-Anstalten der Norddeutsche Rundfunk
und der Westdeutsche Rundfunk die Verbreitung ihrer Programme auf
Mittelwelle eingestellt, sodass ab Mittwochnachmittag nur noch der
Deutschlandfunk und der Saarlaendische Rundfunk (Antenne Saar 1179 kHz)
aus Deutschland auf diesem Frequenzbereich ihre Programme ausstrahlen
werden, bis dann an Silvester auch diese Wellen abgeschaltet werden.

Weiterlesen:
<http://www.dxaktuell.de/2015/09/adieu-mittelwelle-ein-stueck-radiokultur-verschwindet/>
Danke Daniel!

Abschied von der BR-Mittelwelle.
Mitschnitt der letzten Minuten in Mittelwellenqualitaet.

<http://www.br.de/radio/bayern-plus/sendungen/elf-bis-drei/abschaltung-mittelwelle-empfang100.html?time=33.861>

Mein Mitschnitt auch in "Mittelwellenqualitaet" - allerdings in 12 kHz
Bandbreite hoert sich ganz anders an...
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,
<http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Oct 1)

MW Logs - Auf jeden Fall aber alles um 1700 UT Sept 27.
1107 - AFN Vilseck Oberpfalz – sie senden also noch!
(Daniel Kaehler-Kiel-D, A-DX Sept 27)

Ja, die lokale DARC Amberg remote Station zeigt ein dickes MW Signal
vom AFN bei 1102.6 bis 1111.5 kHz um die S=9+40dB

aber am Browser Software Display auch Modulations-Breite
von 20 kHz sichtbar auf dem Frequenzband
von 1097.060 bis 1117.080 kHz.

1143 - AFN, eventuell Moenchengladbach – auch hier noch ein zartes
Signal!

Bei ON7WP in Ostbelgien aber mit sehr guten MW Signalen und wenig lokale
Stoerung auch die AFN 1143 kHz mit 'anderem' AFN BeNeLux Brussum? Programm
mit fairen S=6 Signal aufzunehmen.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28, 09 UTC)

Re: BR-Berichte zur Abschaltung der Mittelwelle > 10.20...UT, 30.09.2015

Jetzt habe ich mich doch mit anderen Dingen 'verzettelt',
ich wollte noch die letzte Minute der MW BR aufnehmen,
kam aber leider zu spaet.

Die meisten RX sind hier verkauft, aber mein oller Sony ICF2001/2010
und die gute Martens Rahmenantenne
geben weit vom Haus Stoernebel auf der Terrasse
noch folgende sueddeutsche Empfangssituation zur Equinox Mittagszeit her:

Mittelwelle in kHz
1440
1422
1332
1278
1233
1179
1107
1062
981
954
756
639
621
549
540

und auf Langwelle noch
153
162
171
183
198
216
225
234
252
und 270 kHz.

Die Sendernamen sind ja bekannt.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

DLF - Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des Autoradios
Audio mobil
Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des Autoradios

Von Roland Soeker
Regie: Thomas Wolfertz
Produktion: DLF 2012

1932 war es die Sensation auf der Berliner Funkausstellung: das Autoradio.
Es verknuepfte zwei noch relativ junge technische Erfindungen unmittelbar
vor deren Durchbruch zur industriellen Massenware. Auto und Radio bildeten
fortan eine Symbiose:

as Radio brachte die Unterhaltung ins Auto. Die populaere Musik griff das
Gefuehl der Dynamik des Autofahrens auf. Umgekehrt wirkte sich die
automobile Nutzung auf die Entwicklung von Radiogeraeten und
Radioprogrammen aus.

Verkehrsfunkwellen mit viel Musik und kurzen Wortbeitraegen wurden vor
allem fuer Autofahrer entwickelt - die taeglichen Spitzenzeiten der
Radionutzung werden bis heute als 'Drivetime' bezeichnet. Im Verlauf der
Jahrzehnte wandelte sich die Bedeutung des Autoradios - vom Luxus zum
Standard. Und heute, wo jedermann ein eigenes Smartphone mit MP3-Player
hat, scheint sich die 'Audio-Mobilitaet' von der 'Auto-Mobilitaet'
abgekoppelt zu haben. Ist die Geschichte des Autoradios vielleicht schon
bald vorbei?

<http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/audio-mobil-eine-kleine-kulturgeschichte-des-autoradios.866.de.html?dram:article_id=329279>
(Wolfgang Thiele-D, A-DX Sept 27)

GERMANY   Schlechte Nachrichten aus Muehlacker.

... das ist heute ein echt schlechter Tag – Abschaltung der BR-
Mittelwellen und dann auch noch diese Information zum Masten in Muehlacker
– bin am Sonntag darunter in Richtung Pforzheim vorbeigefahren und habe
zum Masten ruebergeschaut, um zu sehen ob die Turnstile UKW-Antenne noch
oben befestigt ist. Konnte allerdings bei 80 km/h nicht ganz sicher
erkennen.

Warten wir's ab – wenn da die Stadt nicht mitzieht, wird das leider sehr
schwierig – es sei den ein oder mehrere Technik begeisterte Unternehmen
machen Ihr Saeckel auf und liefern Unterstuetzung.

[...] ich will und muss Euch/Sie darueber informieren, dass offensichtlich
gestern oder vorgestern der SWR bei Rathaus Muehlacker die erforderlichen
Antrags-Unterlagen zum Abriss des Senders Muehlacker eingereicht hat. Es
ist die Rede vom ersten Quartal 2016. Die Zeit wird knapp und unsere
Moeglichkeiten sind nur noch gering.

Die beiden Zeitungen im Enzkreis, die in Muehlacker gelesen werden, hatten
mich darauf angesprochen, sonst wuesste ich es nicht.

Der OB hatte uns letzten Winter ja versprochen, dass er uns umgehend
informieren will, sobald es soweit ist. Von ihm jedenfalls hatten aber
davon nichts gehoert.

Aber der ist ja gerade auch mehr damit beschaeftigt, seinen
Gartenschaufoerderverein, dem er dann vorsitzen will, auf den Weg zu
bringen.

Und fuer den war der Gemeinderat bzw. der betreffende Ausschuss ziemlich
einstimmig bereit, jaehrlich 200.000 Euro ausgeben zu wollen.

Das waeren dann 2 1/2 Senderfinanzierungen pro Jahr, denn der kostet nur
80.000 EUR! Vielleicht braucht er diesen neu zu gruendenden Verein ja auch
fuer seine angestrebte Wiederwahl im Herbst 2017 als guten PR-Gag ?

Ich glaube, am kommenden Montag beim Stammtisch wird uns der
Gespraechsstoff nicht ausgehen.
19.00 Uhr im Scharfen Eck!
(Frank-Ulrich Seemann, Senderfoerderverein Muehlacker, Sept 30)

GERMANY   Radio Refugee on Antenne Saar 1179 kHz, Heusweiler MW tx site.

On 28 September, Antenne Saar (Heusweiler 1179 kHz, DAB+) added news in
English and Arabic for refugees. The short newscast is broadcast on
weekdays at 11.55 h LT (currently CEST, 09.55 hrs UT) and jointly produced
by WDR Cologne and RBB Berlin. More information on Radio Refugee is
available at

<http://www.funkhauseuropa.de/sendungen/refugeeradio/>

The website gives access to the newscasts in audio and text form. For
interested Germans all items are also available in German at

<http://www.funkhauseuropa.de/sendungen/refugeeradio/deutsch/index188.html
>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

GREECE   Vorhin vor 17 UT am 4. Oct ein Griechischer Pirat mit schoener
griechischer Musik auf 5795.318 kHz und der Halben auf 2897.659 kHz.

Die Fundamentale 1448.8 kHz konnte ich nicht hoeren.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

GREECE   Folgende Mittelwellen konnten per WebSDR mit ERA-1 bestaetigt
werden
729 (Athens 150 kW)

1314 (Tripolis 10 kW) <http://webradio.ert.gr/tripoli/>
nicht fuer das Regionalprogramm beansprucht, nur 101,5 MHz genannt.

1404 (Komotini 100 kW) <http://webradio.ert.gr/komotini/>
keine Frequenz genannt.

1512 (Chania, Kreta 100 kW) <http://webradio.ert.gr/chania/>

Nicht bestaetigt werden konnten
1278 (Florina 10 kW) <http://webradio.ert.gr/florina/>
1485 (Volos 1 kW)    <http://webradio.ert.gr/volos/>

Offenbar sind die Angaben bei
<http://webradio.ert.gr/periferia/>  nicht aktuell.
(Alessandro Sacerdoti 24.9.2015 mediumwave.info, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

Die Hauptprogramme des griechischen Rundfunks sind ueber folgende Adressen
direkt anwaehlbar:

<http://webradio.ert.gr/i-foni-tis-elladas/>  Foreign Service
(Auslandsprogramm in Griechisch mit eingestreuten fremdsprachigen
Nachrichten)

<http://webradio.ert.gr/proto>
<http://webradio.ert.gr/deftero/>
<http://webradio.ert.gr/trito/>
<http://webradio.ert.gr/eraspor/>  (Sport)
<http://webradio.ert.gr/kosmos/>
<http://webradio.ert.gr/958fm>
<http://webradio.ert.gr/102fm>

Der Link <http://webradio.ert.gr/periferia/>
oeffnet eine neue Seite mit Audiolinks fuer 19 Lokalstationen.
(Giovanni Ricci 10., 11.9., Carlo Tenga 11.9.2015 mediumwave.info, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

INDIA   Jawhar Sircar, CEO Prasar Bharati, hat am 8. September 2015 einen
200 kW-Mittelwellensender fuer All India Radio Kolkata eingeweiht.
Ein 3-Minuten-Video findet man unter

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN07LmQez8&feature=youtu.be>

Der Sender gehoert zu einem Megaprojekt des indischen Rundfunks, das die
Mittelwelle digitalisiert. Die designierten Frequenzen sind 657 und 667
kHz analog bzw. digital. Da aber noch keine guenstigen DRM-tauglichen
Empfaenger zur Verfuegung stehen, bleibt es erst einmal bei Sendungen in
traditioneller Amplituden-Modulation. Das Versorgungsgebiet reicht ueber
den Sueden von West Bengal hinaus in die indischen Bundesstaaten Odisha
und Jharkhand und ins Nachbarland Bangladesch.

<http://akashvanisamvaad.blogspot.fi/2015/09/200-kw-mw-drm-kolkata-transmitter_9.html>
(via Mike Terry-UK 9.9.2015)

INDONESIA   3324.88  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1200 UT on Sept 26. Only a open
carrier (decent signal strength); unable to hear any audio; nothing on
3325.00 kHz. Later at 1318 UT some faint audio. Thanks to Atsunori Ishida
for suggesting perhaps the open carrier I have recently heard on 3325.00
kHz is a spurious signal of RRI Palangkaraya. Would seem to be a good
possibility? Thanks also to Hiroyuki Komatsubara for his kind assistance.

3905 {3904.982 footprint}  Pro 1 RRI Merauke, Sept 26 yet another day
silent; 1202 UT and subsequent checking.

4750  Pro 4 RRI Makassar; 1202 UT on Sept 26. Jakarta news; 1222 UT
patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila," followed by the usual canned ID - "FM
Programa Empat RRI Makassar"; almost fair.

4869.88  RRI Wamena, 1202 UT on Sept. 26. Back again, after being off the
air yesterday; as usual on Saturday, they did not run the Jakarta news
relay, but instead had their own music program.

9525.98v  VOI, at 1321 UT on Sept 26. "Focus," President Joko Widodo
visited South Kalimantan, to review situation with the fires and heavy
smoke; almost fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 26)

3905 {3904.982 footprint}  Pro 1 RRI Merauke. Back on the air Sept 27 at
1259 UT with usual theme music before the news; pips; news; 1314 UT
patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila," followed by local ID; ham QRM, but
almost fair. Nice to see them return so quickly, after being off for three
days.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 27)

4750   Pro 4 RRI Makassar, 1159 UT local ID; 5 pips; Jakarta news and //
3324.88 kHz, RRI Palangkaraya (better modulation today) // 3905 kHz, Pro 1
RRI Merauke // 4869.88 kHz, RRI Wamena; switching back now to patriotic
song "Bagimu Negeri" to end the news; it will be recalled that for all of
August news ended with patriotic song "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku" and for all
of Sept news ended with patriotic song "Garuda Pancasila"; after "Bagimu
Negeri" another local ID; much better reception than normal; virtually no
QRM.

4869.88  RRI Wamena with "Kang Guru Indonesia," starting at 1239 UT, Oct 1
(Thursday); starts with singing Kang Guru Indonesia jingle; language
lesson; segment of spelling many words; pop songs; not very readable;
presented by Ana & Greg.

9525.98v   VOIndonesia at Cimanggis, at 1315 UT on Oct 1. "Today in
History"; on this date 1917 UT, Gesang Martohartono, was born, was an
Indonesian singer & songwriter - in 1965 "30 September Movement" revolt in
Indonesia failed - 2005 Bali bombings; very readable even with prominent
hum.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 1)

4869.94  RRI Wamena noted on Oct 1st from 1250 UT tune with En pgm by man
and woman ancrs conversing to 1306.5 UT, then into 2-3 pop vocals. Man
ancr in Indonesian at 1314-15 UT. Pop vocals again at 1315 UT. At 1316:11
UT AIR's carrier came up just a few kHz above Wamena, but Wamena was still
audible underneath. Could have neutered this with LSB but wasn't at the
controls then. AIR programming started at 1329 UT and Wamena still audible
underneath until AIR played music, then it was difficult to track. Site
used was Edmonton AB. SINPO 35333 until 1316 UT then SINPO 32332.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 3)

9525.981  VoINS English at 13.10 UT on Sept 24, heard Cimanggis
transmission, S=6-7 signal in southern Germany, nice signal 9525.981 kHz
footprint.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

IRAN   9790 VoIRN IRIB Sirjan, Urdu sce at 1250-1420 UT noted BUBBLE
JAMMING station ahead co-channel here in Germany, short break at 1326 UT,
Sept 24.

Strange action on this 9790 kHz channel observed ...
bubble jamming signal is stronger than IRIB Urdu here in southern Germany,
but joined by 3rd station at 1328 UT, RFI French powerhouse ALSO co-
channel too ... nx at 1330 UT, ... contin.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

JAPAN   InterFM changed to FM 89.7 MHz.

Inter FM is the only multi-lingual radio station in Tokyo, broadcasting
mostly in English, with some French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian,
Thai, Tagalog, Chinese and Korean. They have been broadcasting on 76.1 MHz
(10 kW), but it has been impossible for foreign tourists to tune with
their own radio receivers which cover 88-108 MHz.

With recent drastic increase of foreign visitors to Tokyo, the change of
the frequency to 89.7 MHz, within both in the Japanese FM band 76-90 MHz
and international 88-108 MHz, was planned. They started test broadcast on
89.7 MHz (10 kW) June 30 this year, the regular broadcast began
on October 1.

On October 1, they changed their station name to "InterFM 897". In October
they broadcast on 76.1 MHz and on 89.7 MHz simultaneously. From November
89.7 MHz only. The transmitter and antenna is located at "Tokyo Tower",
the former TV transmitting tower, in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

JAPAN   FM simulcast in Japan.
Japanese FM band 76-90 MHz was expanded to 76-95 MHz in 2014.
Expanded 90-95 MHz has been assigned to FM simulcast of commercial
AM stations. FM simulcast is allowed only for complementary use of
AM broadcast. At present, moving from AM to FM is not allowed.

The Following commercial AM stations have begun FM simulcasts.

Dec. 1, 2014 Kita Nihon Hoso, Toyama       (738 kHz) 90.2MHz 1kW
             Nankai Hoso, Matsuyama       (1116 kHz) 91.7MHz 1kW
Jan. 1, 2015 Minami Nihon Hoso, Kagoshima (1107 kHz) 92.8MHz 1kW
Mar. 2, 2015 Akita Hoso, Akita             (936 kHz) 90.1MHz 1kW
Jul.28, 2015 Chugoku Hoso, Hiroshima      (1350 kHz) 94.6MHz 1kW (test)
Aug.17, 2015 Ibaraki Hoso, Mito           (1197 kHz) 94.6MHz 1kW
Oct. 1, 2015 Nagasaki Hoso, Nagasaki      (1233 kHz) 91.8MHz 1kW
             Tokai Radio Hoso, Nagoya     (1332 kHz) 92.9MHz 7kW
             Chubu Nihon Hoso, Nagoya     (1053 kHz) 93.7MHz 7kW
Oct. 5, 2015 TBS Radio, Tokyo             ( 954 kHz) 90.5MHz 7kW (test)
             Bunka Hoso, Tokyo            (1134 kHz) 91.6MHz 7kW (test)
             Nippon Hoso, Tokyo           (1242 kHz) 93.0MHz 7kW (test)

Antennas and transmitters of 3 stations in Tokyo are located
at "Tokyo Sky Tree" (height 634m) in Sumida district, Tokyo.
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4819.998  TIBET, PBS Xizang, female Chinese reader,
S=6 signal. and adjacent:
4819.881, KGZ Kyrgyz Radio 1, via Bishkek, Krasnaya Rechka-KGZ.
// 4009.974 kHz at 1424 UT on Sept 13.

4009.974  Kyrgyz R1 from Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka-KGZ, S=6-7 tiny, //
4819.881 kHz. (wb, Sept 13, log at 1345-1500 UT,
noted on remote unit SDR at Brisbane in Queensland, Australia)

4819.873 KGZ Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek at 1620 UT, //
4009.975 KGZ Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek at 1625 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

4010  Kyrgyz Radio hrd on Oct 2nd from 1245 UT at much better lvl than in
recent months from Perseus site in Edmonton AB. Also noted in SoCal but at
reduced audibility. Pretty much all talk in Kyrgyz w/ man and woman ancrs
other than a brief music fanfare at 1300 UT. Sounded like a news pgm after
1300 UT with short music fanfares interspersed for the first few min. Then
pgm sounded more like a commentary. SINPO 3+5434.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 3)

MADAGASCAR   Das seit 2005 anhaengige Projekt einer neuen
Kurzwellenstation von
World Christian Broadcasting
605 Bradley Court
Franklin, TN 37067, USA.
<http://www.worldchristian.org>

liess 2015 weiter auf sich warten, machte aber einen wesentlichen
Fortschritt. Das Projekt hing lange an der Einfuhrgenehmigung fuer die
Sender. Diese kam letztlich erst nach einem Gespraech von WCBC-Praesident
Charles Caudill mit dem madegassischen Praesidenten bei einem Besuch in
Washington. Die Sender sind seit April auf Madagaskar und wurden in Mai
aufs Gelaende gebracht. Wie Caudill mitteilte, sind inzwischen USD 12 Mio.
in das Projekt geflossen.

Inzwischen wurden auch wieder Frequenzen fuer den Sendestart registriert,
der von verschiedenen Mitarbeitern mit dem Fruehjahr 2016 avisiert wurde.

0100-0200  9445 (100 kW,  40 degr) Englisch Richtung Ostasien
0200-0300  7400 (100 kW, 250 degr) Programm fuer Suedafrika
0300-0400  7405 (100 kW, 265 degr) Programm fuer Suedafrika
0400-0500  9475 (100 kW, 295 degr) Englisch fuer Afrika
1800-1900  9515 (100 kW, 355 degr) Russisch
1800-1900 17550 (100 kW, 310 degr) Englisch fuer Afrika
1900-2000 11720 (100 kW, 355 degr) Arabisch Richtung Nordafrika
2000-2100 15450 (100 kW, 340 degr) Englisch fuer Afrika
2100-2200 11720 (100 kW, 325 degr) Mandarin-Chinesisch
2200-2300  9570 (100 kW,  55 degr) Mandarin-Chinesisch
2200-2300 11720 (100 kW, 325 degr) Arabisch fuer Nahen und Mittleren Osten

and new MWV / WCB starts in B-15 with 12 bcasting hours a day from
Madagascar

 7400 0200 0300 13,12,14,15 MWV 100 250 0 218 Osp MDG MWV WCB South AM
 7405 0300 0400 13,12       MWV 100 265 0 218 Osp MDG MWV WCB South AM
 9445 0100 0200 41          MWV 100  40 0 218 Eng MDG MWV WCB English SoAS
 9475 0400 0500 47,48,46    MWV 100 295 0 218 Eng MDG MWV WCB all African
 9515 1800 1900 29          MWV 100 355 0 218 Orv MDG MWV WCB Euro Russia
 9570 2200 2300 43,44       MWV 100  55 0 218 Cmn MDG MWV WCB China
11720 1900 2000 39,38       MWV 100 355 0 218 Ara MDG MWV WCB NoWeAF
11720 2100 2200 28,27       MWV 100 325 0 218 Cmn MDG MWV WCB EUR
11720 2200 2300 37,38       MWV 100 325 0 218 Ara MDG MWV WCB NE/ME
15450 2000 2100 38,37       MWV 100 340 0 218 Ara MDG MWV WCB NoWeAF
17550 1800 1900 48,47,37,46 MWV 100 310 0 218 Eng MDG MWV WCB all African

(Rich Blair 31.8., Dr. Adrian Peterson 17.9.2015 dxld; via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

MADEIRA   1530 MW, Posto Emissor do Funchal, Poiso, at 0508-0540 UT on
Sept 13, Portuguese songs, comments, ID: "Posto Emissor do Funchal",
13221.
(Manual Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW Sept 30)

MYANMAR   QSL Myanmar Radio 6030 kHz.
Logged the regional broadcast of Myanmar Rekhine state radio in Burmese
language from 0100 UT and in English from 0130 UT on 6030 khz in my tiny
Tecsun PL660 and sent email reception report to
<nptradio.eng -at- gmail.com>

After my email reminder, Mr.Vin Aung, the director of Myanmar Radio and TV
sent me an e-QSL and friendly acknowledgement letter from the English
department.
This is my SECOND eQSL from the Radio Myanmar.

Rakhine state radio broadcast QSLed
Jawahar Shaikh - Saudi Arabia / Dx Brazil Sw
<http://dxbrazilsw.blogspot.com.br/2015/10/qsl-myanmar-radio-6030-khz.html>
(via Daniel Wyllyans-MT-BRA / hcdx Oct 4)

MYANMAR/INDONESIA   Noon signals from Asia. Just short monitoring of
propagation from SoAS / SoEaAS during our local lunch time at noon.
At 1040 UT on Oct 4 on air, tiny signal strings visible on

9525.977  VoIndonesia Cimanggis ODD frequency channel,

9589.995  Thazin Radio from Myanmar at Pyin U Lwin northern main SW
center,

and
9730.0 / 9729.999 kHz  rather EVEN frequency from - probably - Rangoon
former capital and UK Empire bcast site.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / DXplorer Oct 4)

NIGERIA   VoNigeria in Hausa language at 0615 UT on Sept 29.

9689.896 kHz heard on fair level in Germany, S=7-8, fluttery signal.
Nothing on 7255v kHz, despite Belarus Radio co-channel.

BUT heard in US eastern coast remote SDR unit net units
7254.935 S=8-9 in NJ-US remote unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

NORWAY   LLE-2 Bergen Kringkaster 5895 kHz transmissions.

Official announcement of broadcasts from LLE 2 5895 kHz (USB) Bergen
Broadcasting 0600-0800 and from 1300 to 1500 UTC daily. We broadcast all
night into Saturday and Sunday. 50 watts, Inverted V antenna. Fine signals
in Holland. The Ipad photo [in posting] is displaying WebSDR Twente. IDs
of different types including Morse code, test tones, announcements by Ron
O'Quinn, svennm well as old and new theme tunes composed by Oeyvind Ask,
the new one is called MacGyver in Space.

Correct listening reports to
<report -at- bergenkringkaster.no>
answered occasionally by mail. If you want a QSL card this can be
collected at the station or you may write to

Bergen Broadcasting
P.O.BOX 100
N5331 RONG, Norway

enclosing $4 in notes. You may have to accept a long delay for a reply.

(shared by Svenn Martinsen on WRTH F_B Group this morning, 24 Sept,
original post by Svenn Martinsen on FB - Foreningen Bergen Kringkaster
F_B Group yesterday, 23 Sept; via Alan Pennington-UK BrDXC-UK ng)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3275  NBC Southern Highlands and 3365 kHz, NBC Milne
Bay, both off the air Sept 26 at 1232 UT and subsequent checking; both
station recently on air erratically.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 26)

PARAGUAY   COOL! Do you have any info as to the proposed coordinates of
the new site?? (Richard Lucas-NY-USA mwmasts Sept 30)

I had the foresight as soon as I heard the rumour of the imminent move of
the Radio Nacional site to a new location to check it out with a reliable
source.

Adan has once again come up with the goods brilliantly.

"Just verifying a few details as to the move of Radio Nacional del
Paraguay's Transmitter Site to Chaco'i, or to Villa Hayes.

The present site has been occupied for 70 years, and contains a World War
II vintage 5 kW Philips, a World War II U.S. Military BC-610, a newer RCA
10 kW, a 1970 Harris Gates 100 kW Medium Wave and another 1970 Harris
Gates 100 kW Short Wave, a Taiwan - Republic of China 10 kW Medium Wave
and a new Harris Digital 100 kW Medium Wave.

The move to the new cross-river site will cost 2 Million U.S. Dollars. New
facilities will be built, a new tower erected and a new STL established
with Asuncion.

Most probably, the new Harris Digital 100 kW transmitter will be taken by
truck to Chaco'i, while one of the older transmitters serves as a backup.
It has already been stated that there will be no break in transmission.

There are still problems to be solved and there is opposition to the move.
Some persons do not believe that the 100 kW Harris should leave the
strategically important Departamento Central, while others do not wish for
a 100 kW transmitter to be installed in their neighborhood. The present
plan calls for the new Transmitter Site to be operational, before the end
of the year.

One thing is for certain, the move most probably spells the end of the
Short Wave Service. RNP has a beautiful Rhombic Antenna, directed on
Miami, and a 100 kW Harris Gates, needing new Power Amplifier Valves. It
is improbable that the Short Wave will be reactivated, in Chaco'i. I will
advise as to any changes.
With best wishes. Adan.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts Sept 30)

ROMANIA   re: NO signal of IRRS via Romania on Sept 18/19/20.

Dear Listeners, unfortunately the IRRS had a major technical
fault on there Continental Short Wave Transmitter (in Tiganesti, Romania)
on Fri/Sat/Sun, Sept. 18/19/20 that hopefully will be repaired next week.
Yes, no signal from NEXUS/IPAR/EMR, Radio City, Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti,
Radio Abisinia and Radio Santec, The Word, Cosmic Wave as scheduled A-15

NEXUS/IPAR/EMR
1800-1900 on 7290 TIG 150 kW / 290 deg to WeEu English Fri/Sat/Sun
0930-1200 on 9510 TIG 150 kW / 290 deg to WeEu English Sun Radio City
0800-0900 on 9510 TIG 150 kW / 290 deg to WeEu German Sat

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti, Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe
1500-1530 on 15515 TIG 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf Oromo Sat

Radio Santec, The Word, Cosmic Wave
1500-1530 on 15190 TIG 150 kW / 100 deg to SoAs German/English Sun

Radio Abisinia
1600-1800 on 15470 TIG 150 kW / 165 deg to EaAf Amharic Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

At 1720 UT on Sept 20 Ukrainian program to neighbour countries.

5910 1700-1730 29SW TIG-2/SAF 100 30 812 Ukr RRO ROU
11 kHz wide broadband signal. S=9+15dB despite 30degr mainlobe

 9500 Romanian S=9+35dB
 9540 English  S=9+35dB
11810 English  S=9+20dB DRM mode
11975 Romanian S=8-9
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]

RadioCom Tiganesti-2 - rather Saftica site via revolving horizontal log-
periodic antenna to neighbouring countries, planned as follows in B-15
5945 1800 1830 29SW SAF  75  30 812 Ukr RRO
5945 1830 1900 28SW SAF  75 270 812 Srp RRO
5945 1900 1930 28SW SAF 100 270 812 Ita RRO
5945 1930 2000 28SE SAF 100 210 812 Rup RRO
5955 1500 1530 28SW SAF 100 270 812 Ita RRO
5955 1530 1600 28SE SAF 100 210 812 Rup RRO
5955 1600 1630 29SW SAF 100  30 812 Ukr RRO
5955 1630 1700 28SW SAF 100 270 812 Srp RRO
5955 1700 1730 28SW SAF 100 270 812 Ita RRO
5955 1730 1800 28SE SAF 100 210 812 Rup RRO
6030 2000 2030 29SW SAF 100  30 812 Ukr RRO
6030 2030 2100 28SW SAF 100 270 812 Srp RRO
9880 1300 1400 28N  SAF 100 300 812 Ron RRO
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

ROMANIA   re: But 100 kW unit at Tiganesti-2 transmission center
at older 50ties era Saftica site
was still on air at 1250-1257 UT on 9520 kHz,
via LPH Horizontal log-periodic antenna #812, which is revolving ant type,
visible on Google Earth Saftica area.

Will be appear again at 1400 UT in Italian language:
9520 1400-1430 28SW Saftica 100 270 812 daily 2903-251015 Italian RRO ROU

So what apparently happened is that one of the three 300 kW transmitters
at Tiganesti-1 overseas transmitter site has a failure. (wb)

Aaah, their old practice to register Saftica as Tiganesti, too ...

This makes the Chinese at 1200 UT on 15130 kHz even more interesting:
Probably a failure occured in their internal audio routing and they right
now make do with patch cords or the like, thus can only put one and the
same program audio into all transmitters?

And the unid. transmission on 11700 kHz apparently went off shortly before
1330 UT. By then the signal had faded further, so I'm not entirely shure
about the closure in this moment.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Sept 20)

RUSSIA    The 48th Conference of the European Council in St. Petersburg
(18 - 22 September 2015)

The immediate organizer of this interesting event for all fans of our
hobby in Russia for the second time became St.Petersburg DX Club.

According to the "schedule", the meeting was attended by 34 people, of
which 23 were Russian, though, in fact, "our" was less. Delegates from
Moscow was our friendly company of three people. Unfortunately, because of
a difference of opinion on the situation in Ukraine, foreign participants
was lower than in 2006: four were Finland, the same - the United Kingdom,
two - Germany and one, or rather one, representative of Denmark. But those
who attended were glad to meet again with his old colleagues on hobby and
enjoy reminiscing about the first meeting.

A more detailed report I will try to lay out a little later, and now
invite all to listen to today (25.09, Friday) after 18:10 "Petersburg's
hour" on the waves R. Liberty, which should come out interviews with some
of the participants of our meeting.
( <www.dxing.ru>  via RUSdx Sept 27)

RUSSIA   6990  Radio Komintern radio program, southern Voronezh region.
From 1658 UT on Aug 6 with rather declamatory speech style and
instrumental music in the background. 1800* UT on the dot as scheduled.
Said to be an illegal station with communist sympathies. Station claims to
be about 1000 Watts.
(David Foster-Vic-AUS, ARDXC Sept ADXN direct and via dxld Sept 27)

RUSSIA   cf. BC-DX #1222.  Radio Studio "Otkrovenie". QSL card and
detailed information of Radio Studio "Otkrovenie" is shown in my HP
<http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~BCLSWL/QSL1510.html>

Radio Studio "Otkrovenie" was founded in 2000 year, and started to produce
Russian Program of HCJB (Reach Beyond) "Golos And" (Voice of Andes) in
2003.

They broadcast "Radio Life" on internet, mobile telephone, and satellite
to Russia. They also prouce the programs of Tartu Family Radio (MW 1035
kHz) in Estonia and HCJB-Germany's Russian programs. Address:

P.O.Box 585
Voronezh, 394036 Russia
E-mail: <radio -at- radiolife.su>
URL: <http://www.radiolife.org>  <http://www.radiolife.su>
(Takahito Akabayashi-JPN, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

SPAIN   17855  Radio Exterior de Espana – Noblejas, at 2133-2205* UT on
Sept 15, man and woman talking in the Spanish language about economic
conditions in Spain. ID at 2148 UT followed by several announcements and
music. ID and close down announcements at 2200 UT followed by IS until
carrier terminated. Good signal. [ // 15450, 15490, and 17715 kHz wb.]
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 28)

TAIWAN   11665  Radio Taiwan International via Tamsui test series,
16-17 UT, AM mode on Oct Fri Sat Sun 2.-4., 9.-11. Oct 2015.
16-17 UT, DRM mode on Oct Fri Sat, 16 and 17 Oct 2015.

Radio Taiwan International plant fuer den Oktober 2015 mehrere
deutschsprachige Direktsendungen aus Taiwan. Diese Programme sind
verbunden mit dem Oktoberkontest des RTI Hoererklubs Ottenau.

Vorgesehen sind nach heutigem Stand folgende Sendeplaetze

16.00-17.00: 11665 (Tamsui) Fr Sa So 2.-4., 9.-11.10.2015.

Ausserdem gibt es zwei Ausstrahlungen im digitalen Rundfunkmodus DRM:
16.00-17.00: 11665-DRM (Tamsui) 16. und 17.10.2015.

Der regulaere Sendeplan der deutschen Sendungen stuetzt sich seit Jahren
auf Relaissendungen von europaeischen Standorten:
19.00-20.00: 6185 (Woofferton UK)
(Bernd Seiser-D 14.9.2015; via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

TAIWAN   RTI via Tamsui 11665 kHz auch heute katastrophale Modulation.
Auch heute wieder katastrophal schlechte extrem verzerrte Modulation von
RTI via Tamsui auf 11665 kHz. So wird das nix. SINPO 34432
(Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX Oct 3)

TUNISIA   Schedule of Radio Tunis International via Internet

<http://www.tunisie-radio.com/live-rtci>

HERE UP TO DATE CORRECT SCHEDULE RADIO TUNIS INTERNATIONAL
963 kHz 20 Sept 2015

0803-0900 UT allemande - german
1303-1400 UT anglais   - english
1403-1500 UT italian   - italian
1903-2000 UT espagnol  - spanish
(Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-F, in Play-DX #1659 Sept 21)

re Radio Tunis Internat schedule
- soeben habe ich die Stunde Deutsch geh||rt, eine Phone-in Sendung mit
vielen deutschsprachigen Tunesiern, Goethe-Instutut, deutschen Fimen- und
Organisationsvertretern im Land. Alles sehr optimistisch und freudig zum
heutigen muslimischen Festtag.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

Radio Tunesienne online

Tunisia - Radio Tunesienne <http://www.radionationale.tn/>
operates four national and five regional radio programs. Although they
share the same web design, they have their own web addresses and content.
For a direct access to the respective live streams. add /streamplayer/ to
the addresses listed below, e. g.

RTCI (Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale)  <http://www.rtci.tn>  LiveStream
<http://www.rtci.tn/streamplayer/> .national channels
<http://www.radionationale.tn/>    Radio Nationale
<http://www.rtci.tn>  RTCI (Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale) mostly in
French, also in Englisch, German, Italian and Spanish. {see above}

<http://www.radiojeunes.tn/>     Radio Jeunes (* 7 November 1995)
<http://www.radioculturelle.tn/> Radio Culturelle (* 29 May 2006)

regional channels
<http://www.radiosfax.tn/>       Radio Sfax (* 8 December 1961)
<http://www.radiomonastir.tn/>   Radio Monastir (* 3 August 1977)
<http://www.radiokef.tn/>        Radio El Kef (* 7 November 1991)
<http://www.radiogafsa.tn/>      Radio Gafsa (* 7 November 1991)
<http://www.radiotataouine.tn/>  Radio Tataouine (* 7 November 1993)

Radio Nationale and Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale trace their history
to the first broadcasts of (French) Radio Tunis PTT in 1938. In case you
wonder about the frequent sign on date of 7 November for some regional
stations and the youth program, this not a coincidence. After the
dismissal of President Habib Bourguiba in October, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
took, the office of the president of Tunisia on 7 November 1987. His
ousture in 2011 was the beginning of the Arabellion with high hopes for
democracy and welfare for many Arab nations.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

TUNISIA   Der tunesische Rundfunk
<http://www.radionationale.tn/>
betreibt vier landesweite und fuenf regionale Rundfunkprogramme, die zwar
dasselbe Webdesign teilen, aber eigene Webadressen und -inhalte haben.

Fuer einen Direktzugang zum Livestrom ist bei den im Folgenden genannten
Adressen jeweils /streamplayer/ anzuhaengen,
z. B. bei RTCI <http://www.rtci.tn>  geht es zum live stream via
<http://www.rtci.tn/streamplayer/>

<http://www.radionationale.tn/>  Radio Nationale
<http://www.rtci.tn>             RTCI Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale
<http://www.radiojeunes.tn/>     Radio Jeunes (*7. November 1995)
<http://www.radioculturelle.tn/> Radio Culturelle (*29. Mai 2006)
<http://www.radiosfax.tn/>       Radio Sfax (*8. Dezember 1961)
<http://www.radiomonastir.tn/>   Radio Monastir (*3. August 1977)
<http://www.radiokef.tn/>        Radio El Kef (*7. November 1991)
<http://www.radiogafsa.tn/>      Radio Gafsa (*7. November 1991)
<http://www.radiotataouine.tn/>  Radio Tataouine (*7. November 1993)

Die Haeufung des 7. Novembers als Termin fuer den Sendestart ist kein
Zufall.

Nach der Absetzung von Habib Bourguiba im Oktober uebernahm Zine el-
Abidine Ben Ali am 7. November 1987 das Amt des Staatspraesidenten
Tunesiens.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

UKRAINE   In Crimea, started the Ukrainian radio.

Monday, September 21, 2015 AM 549 kHz.

Crimeans have the right to know the truth Mon-Fri 5.35 UTC Mon-Fri 15.30
UT. In annexed the Crimea starts the project "Ukrainian Radio" from Monday
to Friday at 05.35 UTC and 15.35 UT for the inhabitants of the peninsula
will be available to Ukrainian radio. This in facebook adviser Minister of
Information Policy of Ukraine Serhiy Kostinsky. "At 5.30 am honored to
open the broadcast, taking part in the first program - the author of a new
transmission Alexander Jankowski," - he wrote. Radio with mainland Ukraine
can be heard on medium wave. Ukrainian radio and TV stations have
disappeared from the airwaves in the Crimea in March 2014, after the
annexation of the peninsula Russia.

<http://www.hromadske.tv/society/v-krimu-zapustili-ukrayinske-radio/>
( <www.dxing.ru> / Alexander Egorov-UKR, RUSdx Sept 27)

"Ukrainian Radio" September 24 will resume broadcasting in full.

Chairman of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting
Yuriy Artemenko announced that on September 24, "Ukrainian Radio" to
resume broadcasting in full. It is reported by the press service of the
National Council. According to Mr. Artemenko, the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine already provides for the needs of the National Radio Company of
Ukraine 2 million 735 thousand. Hryvnia, needed to restore the
broadcasting in previous volumes.

This will restore the broadcasting of all three programs, "Ukrainian
Radio". It is planned that on September 24, all transmitters will be
included. The press service of the National Radio Company of Ukraine
confirmed this information and announced the resumption of the
transmitters that have been shut down on September 9. According to NRKU,
September 24 to earn the VHF and FM network of UR-1 in the previous
volumes, will be canceled the day break on the powerful CX transmitter on
the frequency 549 kHz, which covers the south of Ukraine including Crimea.
Restores work as a network of VHF channel "Promin" and "Culture".

<http://www.telekritika.ua/rinok/print/111473>
( <www.dxing.ru> / Alexander Egorov-UKR, RUSdx Sept 27)

UKRAINE   Ukrainian Radio restores the transmitters that were off 9
September 2015 because of limited budget financing.

In the Thursday, September 24 will earn VHF and FM-Network UR-1 in the
previous volumes. It will be canceled day break on a powerful CB
transmitter at a frequency of 549 kHz, which covers the south of Ukraine,
including Crimea. Restores work as a network of VHF channels "Ray" and
"Culture".

The resumption of broadcasting programs NRKU made possible thanks to the
measures taken by the State Committee, Mininformpolitiky, the National
Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting and the BRT Concern, which
resulted in the allocated radio further 2,735,000 hryvnia (128 thousand
USD) to pay for the translation.

Press Service NRKU
<http://www.nrcu.gov.ua/news.html?newsID=7670>
(Sergey Sosedkin-IL-USA, hcdx Sept 24)

On September 21 First Ukrainian radio channel started the relay
transmission "Crimea. Realities", which is preparing to Radio Liberty.
This is the first regular broadcasts in Russian on the waves of the First
Channel. It is possible to listen from Monday to Friday at 08.35-08.59 and
18.30-18.59 (Kiev and Moscow) at a frequency of 549 kHz, as well as on the
websites and
<nrcu.gov.ua ru.krymr.com/schedule.html>
(Sergey Sosedkin-IL-USA, hcdx Sept 24)

U.K.   BBC Monitoring staff at Caversham Park in move proposals - BBC News
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34281940>

More than 200 BBC staff based in Reading are told they could move out of
their offices as part of a review.

View on  <www.bbc.co.uk>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 18)

BBC staff based in Reading have been told they could move out of their
office building as part of a review.

About 200 members of staff at BBC Monitoring, based at the Grade II-listed
Caversham Park, will be affected if the proposal goes ahead.

The BBC said the "large site" was currently "under occupied" and options
that "offer better value to the licence fee payer" were being considered.

BBC Monitoring axed 72 posts in 2011 following a -?3m cut in funding.

An assessment of financial options is currently under way to see if
staying or moving is more cost effective.

The site is also home to BBC Radio Berkshire which would look to move
elsewhere in the county if the plans went ahead.

BBC Monitoring was created in 1939 on the outset of World War Two to
gather and interpret international news.

It moved to Caversham Park, which is owned by the BBC, in 1942 and now
translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and
the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.Image caption
BBC Monitoring gathers and interprets international news.

Reporting produced by the service is used as open-source intelligence by
the BBC, the British government and commercial customers.

BBC Monitoring is funded by the licence fee and is part of the BBC World
Service group.

A BBC spokesman said: "Like any responsible organisation, the BBC
constantly reviews its property portfolio. Caversham Park is a large site
and is currently under occupied.

"We are assessing how we might best deliver the services we provide from
Caversham in a way that offers better value to the licence fee payer."

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34281940>
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 25)

U.K./ALGERIA/MOROCCO    Re: Droitwich long wave mast.

Thompson Broadcast and Thales can supply solid state longwave
transmitters, there may be others.

re Thales has the Algerian contract,

Thompson Broadcast has the new Morrocan one.
Thomson Broadcast Moroccan Radio transmitter contract Win with the new
S7HP neo transmitter range - Thomson Broadcast - TV and Radio broadcasting

<http://thomson-broadcast.com/thomson-broadcast-moroccan-radio-transmitter-contract-win-new-s7hp-neo-transmitter-range/>

Morocco radio MW DRM ready
View on thomson-broadcast.com

Look at the size of those countries and the areas with very low population
and you can see why longwave is still useful there.
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 28)

re Thales has the Algerian contract,
some slight correction, two separate firms in action in Algeria:

former Thales now called 'Ampegon' Antenna mast branch at Schifferstadt
Germany...

and solid state longwave RTA Tipaza 252 kHz and mediumwave Bechar 576 kHz,
d'Ouled Fayet 891 kHz

are mounted by TransRadio Berlin factory (former AEG Telefunken Berlin).

<www.transradio.de/download/Presse/Company/Cooperation_Ampegon_TRANSRADIO_Final.pdf>

<http://www.transradio.de/index.php/en/news/155-tda-ouledfajet-bechar>

<http://www.transradio.de/index.php/en/news/154-tda-tipaza>

<http://www.transradio.de/index.php/en/news?start=5>

<http://www.transradio.de/download/Presse/Company/Press_Release_-_TDA_final.pdf>

<http://www.ampegon.com/news/?id=20>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

Some history ... from July 23, 2015: when TDA RTA Bechar 576 kHz was off
air... and LW 153 kHz with low power in service during mediumwave mast
replacement from 3-mat MW 576 to single bigger single mast. - see Google
Earth latest satellite images.

Maybe they let the TransRadio Berlin and Ampegon Schifferstadt antenna
establishment firm workers to finish work on both Bechar Knadsa and
Algiers Ouled Fayet construction sites ... ?

Renouvellement de la station d'emission ondes longues de 1500 kW de
Tipaza.

Realisation d'une nouvelle station en ondes moyennes (OM) de 400 kW a
Bechar Knadsa 576 kHz.

Renouvellement de la station d'emission d'Ouled Fayet a 600 kW en ondes
moyennes (OM) 891 kHz.

Cooperation at Tipaza started in October 2013.
Seit Oktober 2013 arbeiten TransRadio Berlin und Ampegon Schifferstadt in
Algerien an der Auffrischung nach 42 Jahren der LW Tipaza 252 kHz, sowie
nach 25 Jahren der Mittelwellen Algiers Ouled Fayet 891 kHz 600 kW und
Bechar Knadsa 576 kHz 400 kW.

LW Tipaza 252 re-appeared after refurbishing in Febr/March 2015.

LW 252 ist seit Maerz wieder voll auf Sendung, mit neuem TRAM Sender,
neuem Kupfer Erdnetz 120 Erd-Kabel je 360 Meter lang, alle 3 Grad im Kreis
verlegt, sowie einer total ueberholten Tesla LW Antenne, original Made in
CSSR aus dem Jahr 1972.

3 mediumwave antenna masts at Bechar 576 laid down in Januar 2015.

Die 3 Antennenmasten der Mittelwelle Bechar 576 kHz wurden im Fruehjahr
2015 - mit dem Google Earth image vom Juni 2015 sichtbar - voellig auf die
Erde niedergelegt, und an einen anderen Standort verbracht ?

Nein, zwischen Januar und Mai 2015 wurden Fundamente fuer einen Einzelmast
ungefaehr 245 Meter noerdlich bei

! NEWLY single mast ! at Bechar May 2015:  31 33 49.66 N  02 20 19.29 W

<http://www.terraserver.com/?tid=21&cx=562759&cy=3492233&proj=32630&mpp=0.971&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=bbcfe642e21d1d7def8b8d9e3fdc4bb1>

sowie die 3 x 2 Einzelabspannmasten Fundamente - errichtet.
Einzelmast bedeutet hinkuenftig die Aufgabe der Vorzugsrichtung 225 Grad
Azimuth.

In Algiers Ouled Fayet sieht man bisher im G.E. Image keine
aussergewoehnliche Baumassnahme. Die 3 MW Masten, von links nach rechts

 981 kHz  36 43 19.19 N  02 56 37.22 E
1422 kHz  36 43 19.82 N  02 56 54.13 E
 891 kHz  36 43 18.64 N  02 57 04.21 E

<http://www.terraserver.com/?tid=21&cx=495634.3&cy=4064028.6&proj=32631&mpp=0.75&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=4035fd00f11db272d490e92e15051130>

sehen angestrichen noch sehr gepflegt aus.

Vielleicht erfolgt im Senderhaus Ouled Fayet ein Refurbishing statt, mit
Austausch auf TRAM Transradio Berlin Sender mit neuer Stromversorgung,
neuem Antennenwahlschalter und Anpassungsnetzwerk und Feederlines, wer
weiss ?

Deshalb auch die Ausserbetriebnahme im July 2015 des 1422 kHz Programms
mit 50 kW vom gleichen Standort ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 3, 2015)

USA   7504.65  on Sept 30 at 0132 UT, bigsig of S=9+40 as WRNO is
reactivated!

As in dxld, last heard on March 22, 2015. Think it's the same main
preacher as before with his slightly strange accent; 0143 UT singing "God
is good". So in its new incarnation, WRNO has decided to reside off-
frequency to the low side instead of high. Not checked further but the
previous sked was v0100-0400 UT only.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 30)

NOTHING HEARD ON BOTH
WRNO U S A. 7504.67 kHz and  COLOMBIA 5910.02 kHz, at 0540 UT on Oct 2nd.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

USA   7504.719  WRNO transmitter switched-on air at exact 00.57:05 UT
on Sept 4. Station ID from New Orleans, S=9+15dB in NJ remote unit at east
coast. Footprint on 7504.719 ... x.706 kHz.

Wandered down approx. 13-14 Hertz within 8 minutes after signing-on.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

7504.705  Oct 4 at 0133 UT check, WRNO with usual gospel huxter, poor at
only S8 in 'long' propagation beyond mere Metairie. Since the NRD-545
seems to be right-on calibration vs WWV, I am daring to interpolate some
more precise frequencies, but caution the final digit may still be
approximate. How can I be more accurate with my little old receiver than a
station with its big old transmitter? Easily.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

USA   New KVOH Transmitter Installation.

Over at the F_B page of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
(NASB), 10 new photos have been posted showing station KVOH in the process
of installing a new Harris 100-kW transmitter in addition to its old RCA
50-kW unit. There's also some shots of the antenna system. Worth a look
at: National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters
<https://www.facebook.com/nasbshortwave>

National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, Miami, Florida.

View on <www.facebook.com>  <https://www.facebook.com/nasbshortwave>
(via Rob Wagner-AUS  VK3BVW, SW TXsite Oct 1)

USA   9974.93  on Oct 4 at 0110 UT, KVOH is on new frequency, ex-9975.10
kHz; could this mean a new transmitter in use? Good signal with drama,
i.e. 'CBS Radio Mystery Theatre' this hour UT Sundays.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

VANUATU   3945  R. Vanuatu, at 1149 UT on  Sept 27. "RN2" (Japan) with
their weekend schedule (0900* UT), leaving Vanuatu in the clear; surprised
to find the long musical loop already on, as normally it does not start
till the end of the usual RV programming, which is about 1215 UT. Non-stop
pop songs; "You Are the Only One" (Black Brothers) played at 1152, 1208,
1221, 1240 and again at 1321 and 1341 UT; ham QRM and QRN (static).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Sept 27)

VIETNAM   VOV hat nun einen neuen UKW-Kanal, der rund um die Uhr Programme
in Englisch sendet.

<http://vovworld.vn/en-US/About-Us/VOV-launches-247-English-channel/372595.vov>

(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,
<http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  A-DX Oct 4)

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B15 Plenary Minutes, Sept 15, 2015. Some short selected report news ...

HFCC/ASBU PLENARY MEETING MINUTES – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
24th -28th August 2015

Introduction. An HFCC/ASBU coordination conference for the B15 broadcast
season was hosted by Reach Beyond Australia at the Hotel Jen in Brisbane,
Australia between 24th and 28th August 2015;

Some 72 delegates representing 45 organisations attended the conference.

Opening Plenary. [...]  Dale acknowledged the sponsors of the B15
conference: Netia, Nautel, the National Association of Shortwave
Broadcasters, Continental Electronics and Ampegon. He said that Reach
Beyond Australia very much appreciated the generous sponsorship provided
by these organisations;

[...] Dale said it was a great pleasure to welcome Mark Loney, Executive
Manager of the Spectrum Operations and Services Branch of the Australian
Communications and Media Authority to the conference;

[...] Mark Loney, Executive Manager of the Spectrum Operations and
Services Branch of the Australian Communications and Media Authority said
it was a pleasure to be at the B15 HFCC / ASBU conference;

[...] Mark gave a presentation about the Australian Communications and
Media Authority and the way that broadcasting and communications is
regulated in Australia;

[...] Mark also gave information about a high frequency direction finding
network and the development of international broadcasting in Australia;

[...] Jeff White, Chairman of the HFCC, thanked Dale Stag and Mark Loney
for their opening remarks. Jeff gave his thanks to the management of Reach
Beyond, and particularly to Ken Lingwood for his help in organising the
conference in Brisbane.

[...] Jeff said that this was the first conference in which he was
welcoming everyone as HFCC chairman, and it was strange not to have
Oldrich Cip and Horst Scholz at the head table. Jeff hoped that Oldrich
and Horst would be with us at the next conference in Istanbul;

[...] During the week there would be a series of DRM demonstrations, and
Jeff gave his thanks to Trans World Radio for arranging these
transmissions and for their help in planning the conference;

24th Aug 2015. [...] Gary Stanley announced that Horst Scholz and Oldrich
Cip were unable to be present at the Brisbane conference. However, he said
that both Horst and Oldrich had sent their best regards to the conference
delegates;

[...] Sergio Salvatori [...] gave an update on the IRDR project.
Frequencies in the 13, 15, 17 and 21 MHz bands had been reserved for
emergency use, 24 hours per day, for both summer and winter seasons.
Frequencies in the 7, 9 and 11 MHz bands had also been selected, but not
24 hours per day; Sergio thanked FMOs who had cooperated in helping to
clear the IRDR frequencies from potential interference. Sergio advised the
participants that the submission of a requirement on one of the IRDR
frequencies, or on their adjacent channels would generate a warning
message. This did not prevent the FMO proceeding with the submission.
However, it was hoped that all FMOs would cooperate by not submitting
requirements on the IRDR frequencies, so they may be reserved for
emergency broadcasts. A complete list of IRDR frequencies was available on
the intranet;

[...] George Ross (TWR) said there was a DRM listening station in the
foyer, with a number of receivers available in order to listen to the
special DRM broadcasts that were taking place during the week. The
broadcasts were being provided by Radio Vatican, Radio New Zealand and
Trans World Radio;

27th Aug 2015. [...] The deadline for the submission of final requirement
data for the B-15 operational schedule was agreed as Monday, 12th Oct
2015;

Future Conferences.  [...] A-16 Conference. Gary announced that the A-16
Global conference would be held in Istanbul, Turkey, at the invitation of
the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, and the Asia Pacific
Broadcasting Union (ABU). The date of this conference was confirmed as
25th-29th Jan 2016;

[...] B-16 Conference. Gary confirmed that the B-16 conference would take
place in Miami, USA, 22nd-26th August 2016, hosted by Broadcast Belgium;

[...] IRDR frequencies for the coming season were now available, thanks to
the work carried out by Arto Mujunen (IBB) and the cooperation of Members.
Guidelines for submitting emergency broadcast requirements had been
prepared and were available on the intranet. These guidelines would also
be available on the Humanitarian page of the HFCC web site and would be
discussed later in this meeting;

[...] Sergio said he needed to draw the attention of FMOs to the
reliability of requirements in the HFCC database. The practise of
submitting requirements that were not put into operation was still common.
The extremely negative impact that wrong schedule information had on our
activities was quite evident to everyone. Members were asked to remove
these, so called "wooden" requirements from their schedules;

[...] Another practise which had a negative impact on our activities was
the prolonged presence of alternative or reserve requirements in member's
schedules. Members were asked to remove such requirements from the
database, as soon as the frequency to be put into operation was defined;

[...] The first applicant for full {HFCC} membership was Red Telecom
(RED). Red Telecom would be represented by Daniel Robinson, who had
previously attended HFCC conferences as part of the WRN
{ex World Radio Network

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRN_Broadcast>
<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRN_Broadcast>

} delegation.

As Daniel was well known to the HFCC, it was felt that there was no need
for his organisation to attend a conference as an Observer.
RED were seeking full membership of the HFCC.

[...] The second applicant was the Mongolian Radio and Television
Broadcasting Network (MRT). MRT had been a member of the ABU for many
years and were present at the conference. MRT were seeking full membership
of the HFCC.
(Sept 15, 2015)

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Some bcast sce log of Sept 29, 1615-1720 UT

5066.316 COD Radio Candip on threshold level at 1620 UT.

5010.005 IND AIR Thiru..., S=7-8 fair signal into southern Germany.

5010.475 ... x.493 usual 20 to 30 Hertz wandered frequency range of
         MDG Radio Madigasikara S=7-8 signal strength. 1645 UT.

4949.730 AGL Radio Nacional Angola, at least signal string
         visible on remote SDR software browser screen, at 1710 UT.

{re ANGOLA - at present at 22.40 UT on Sept 24 noted on lower side on
exact 4949.734 kHz footprint.

But my small statistic of past 12 months monitoring reveal:
4949.740  1 time
4949.741  4 times
4949.742  1 time
4949.743  2 times
4949.745  3 times. }

4879.995 IND AIR Lucknow, poor and tiny.

4819.873 / .060 KGZ Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek at 1715 UT,
//
4009.975 KGZ Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek at 1725 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

Some bcast sce log of Sept 30, 0000-0030 UT,
Myanmar Radio transmission check, during equinox now.

Weak signals noted on both 5915 and 6030 kHz,
fair S=8 signal strength on 5985 and 6165 kHz observed here in Germany
Europe.

Victor 4S7VK told us recently, that also Myanmar Radio on 7200v kHz is
again
on air, but regular checks here in Germany in past weeks revealed no
successful reception in 41 mb so far.
Reception from Myanmar into Europe was much better in 2011-2014 years...

footprints for IDing tonight
5914.994 MMR MRMS Naypyidaw heard at 0005 UT on Sept 30.

5984.999 MMR Myanmar Radio probably Rangoon or Pyin U Lwin site
with new BBEF Beijing transmitter.
{BBEF also involved in delivery of MW and SW txs in Myanmar,
completed in March 2010.}

6029.995 MMR MRMS Thazin Radio Pyin U Lwin bcast center site.

6164.998 MMR MRMS Thazin Radio Pyin U Lwin, at 0025 UT probably
Kachin language.

Also visible a tiny string on 7200.111 kHz, tiny poor S=3-4.

btw. also XEPPM Mexico City noted fade-in at same 0030 UT here in Germany,
on 6184.979 kHz footprint just above threshold level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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