WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News -- BC-DX #1257 20 June 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ANTARCTIC-non  [ASCENSION ISL/UAE/U.K.]
Antarctic Special Tonight June 14.

Dan Ferguson-VoA has posted this today:
Babcock has tests today, June 14, at 2130-2145 UT,
to Zone ITU 73 Antarctica
on 5985 kHz (Woofferton 300kW ant #611 array 920), 6035 kHz (Al Dhabayya
250kW ant #206), 7360 kHz (Ascension 250kW ant #547), and 9720 kHz
(Woofferton 300kW ant #618 array 914).

I think we can assume three of these frequencies will be used for the
annual mid-winter transmission to Antarctica on June 21 at 2130-2200 UT.
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK June 14)

"Midwinter's Day Special"  on Tuesday 21 June, 2016, at 2130-2200 UT.

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) annual [downunder] mid-winter broadcast
via BBC World Service to BAS staff in Antarctica on midwinter's day in
Antarctica. Schedule not confirmed yet, but in 2015 if was broadcast at
2130-2200 UTC.
(BrDXC-UK 'Communication' new magazine June 2016)

Antarctic Special Tonight. Just thought you might like to know it's the
Antarctic Special Tonight at 2130 UT.

WOF  5985 Array 920 at 184 deg
WOF  9720 Array 914 at 182 deg
ASC  7360           at 207 deg
UAE  6035 Al Dhabayya, 203 deg.
(73 Mart via Dave Porter-UK  G4OYX, BrDXC-UK June 14)

Re: Antarctic Special Tonight.

Hi Dave, - excellent WOF and ASC signals to state tonight ...

So, I checked various remote SD receiver sites in Europe tonight,
in Spain, Italy and Greece ...

ASC 7360 was ONLY CARRIER around 2136 UT S=9+20dB or -48dBm strength.

WOF 5985 kHz S=9+50dB or -24dBm.

WOF 9720 kHz S=9+45dB or -29dBm.

UAE 6035 kHz S=7-8 sidelobe, but also audio low modulated,
couldn't trace any program item, - sure Europe is NOT the target area ...

Woofferton and Ascension switched off around  21.45:10 UTC.

UAE Al Dhabbaya heard still til switch-off at 21.47:35 UTC.

The only adjacent QRM interference noted on 7360 / 7365 kHz channel,
of German low power domestic sce from HCJB Weenermoor.

But for sure, that 'latter' is no issue in Antarctic target ...
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

ARGENTINA   15345  on June 14 at 2112-2120 UT, RAE via Gral Pacheco-ARG,
in German, presumed. YL/OM tlks, but barely audible (solicitations,
unlistenable), vr poor signal (S1-2, 2-1), w/ severe buzz, 22331.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-Cabedelo-PB, hcdx June 15)

11710.570  accurate measured at 0130-0200 UT slot on June 15.
Used remote SDR units in NJ, MA, MI, and Edmonton Alberta-CAN.

S=8 in MA-NJ-USA, S=7 in Edmonton Alberta. Nice Latin American songs heard
in supposedly ? RAE Japanese sce from General Pacheco.
Nothing noted on 15343v kHz at this hour.  73 wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15)

ARGENTINA   RAE 11710.546 kHz at 0129 UT, wandered fq wise up.
11710.521 ... .532 kHz accurate measured at 0020-0058 UT slot
on June 16.

Used remote SDR units in Madrid and Belgium, NJ, MA, MI-USA,
in Edmonton Alberta-CAN, and Brisbane Queensland.

Best signal in Madrid Spain, S=9+10dB or -64dBm little fluttery.

S=7 in MA-NJ-USA, S=7 in Edmonton Alberta. Nice Latin American songs and
guitar mx heard on supposedly Portuguese sce of RAE from General Pacheco.
Nothing on 15343v kHz at this hour.

Frequency unstable, started at 0020 UT on 11710.521, wandered at x.525,
x.527, x.530, to 11710.523 kHz at 0057 UT June 16.
11710.546 kHz at 0129 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

ARMENIA   Radio Eriwan antwortet...

Arabisch, Assyrisch, Azerbaidjanisch, Farsi, Griechisch, Kurdisch,
Tuerkisch und Yezidi laufen weiterhin auf MW 1314 und KW 4810 kHz.

Betroffen von der Abschaltung sind Franzoesisch, Deutsch, Spanisch und
Georgisch.

Russisch und Englisch sind auf die Hauptwebseite des Armenischen Rundfunks
migiert worden.

See  <www.armradio.info>
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX ng June 14)

ASCENSION ISL   Reception of Radio Dandal Kura Inter. via BaBcoCk FMO,
June 16
1800-2100 12050 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Kanuri, distorted audio
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

AUSTRALIA   2485  VL8K Katherine-NT at 1010 to 1030 UT threshold with yl
and om in English. first time in several weeks with - 2325 kHz Australia,
VL8T Tennant Creek-NT only a carrier, on 18 June.

4910  VL8T Tennant Creek, at 0820 to 0830* UT om with program items in
English, brief music 0823 UT, weak signal and off at 0830 UT on 16 June.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16 / 18)

BHUTAN / CHINA   6035even fq, Thimphu Bhutan and co-channel CNR Yunnan
Shagri La, 1148 to 1205 UT, June 12.

6035even frequency, heard on Uwe's remote unit in eastern Thailand near
Cambodian border. June 12 at 1148 to 1205 UT slot. Some
condensed recording in odd format, listen ogg.format audio file
via box.file

<https://app.box.com/s/urcxdxg0l4liu8alij4t47xgwephchfj>

Common 5035 kHz signal S=9+20dB or -55dBm at 1148 UT, noted Thimphu
program with international pop music til 12.00 UT.

1147-1150 UT: Beatles song "let it be...". But both small band audio,
only music peaks at 2 x 1.6 kHz small band audio.

Notched out nearby spurious from Daclac Vietnam 6020 kHz 4th domestic
progr transmission on 6033.4 kHz.

Yunnan signal feed stopped at 12.00:20 UT,
Thimphu Bhutan program continued,
but two minutes later 12.02 UT also a very tiny signal occured again
underneath, - maybe China National Radio from other different China
mainland bcast center?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

BOLIVIA   5952.450  R. Pio XII, Siglo XX; 21 May 2225-2240 UT, 33333 mx
Vuela Palomita px en Quechua.

6134.864  R. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz; 21 May 2200-2220 UT 33333 advs ID "Tu
eres Santa Cruz" advs servicio de impuestos nacionales.. No al contrabando
NOTA: fuerte zumbido, mejor lo escucho en LSB ID "Santa Cruz esta donde tu
lo necesitas" advs Nuevo ID escuchar grabacion adjunta px produccion
nacional mxf.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, Chasqui DX PFA Junio; via dxld June 14)

BRAZIL   6180.028  RNA / RNB Brasilia, Bossa Nova like mx, female singer
at 0653 UT on June 14. Music part 2 x 9 kHz wide, but spoken part smaller
2 x 3.6 kHz signal visible. S=9+25dB or -52dBm strong,
originate from southern 'winter' hemisphere condition part.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

4865.000  R. Verde Florestas, Acre; 24 May 1105-1140 UT, 33333 News sobre
vehiculos robados en Bolivia y vendidos en Brasil px Panorama Mundial via
Satelite desde Acre.

6180.000  R. Nacional da Amazonia, Brasilia; 6 June 0015-0035 UT, 33333
news y mx varias ID "Radio Nacional Amazonia" mx.

9819.310  R. Nove de Julho, San Paulo, SP; 21 May 2140-2155 UT, 22222 news
(apenas audible, a pesar que trato de escucharlo en SSB, verifico
frecuencia 9819.310 kHz).
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, Chasqui DX PFA Junio; via dxld June 14)

BRAZIL   15190.080  Radio Inconfidencia, Contagem-MG, measured accurate at
0123 UT on June 6, only poor and tiny S=5 on threshold audio signal level,
male Portbras presenter heard.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

BRAZIL   3375.1  Radio Municipal Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira  1010 to 1020
with om in Portuguese with no music, 18 June.

4805  Radio Difusora do Amazonas, Manaus. 2310 to 2315 UT noted weak
signal with om in PT, seem regular, 18 June.

4875.1  Rdif Roraima, Boa Vista RR. 1007 UT om in PT, later into brief
music at 1015 UT, 18 June, ARO in USB two chatting over Rdif Roraima.
Thunderstorm cut short listening -  19 June.

6135.18   Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP, 2300 to 2310 UT very weak in PT
with Radio Santa Cruz noted in lsb narrow filter same time, 18 June.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

BULGARIA   IRRS Milano Radio City via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay,
Sat June 11
0800-0900  9510 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German Sat

IRRS Milano Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay,
Sat June 11
1500-1530 15515 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Denge Kurdistan program via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay, June 16:
till 1605 UT, 11600 SOF 100 kW 90 deg to WeAS dead air
from 1605 UT, 11600 SOF 100 kW 90 deg to WeAS Kurdish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

BRAZIL   15190.080  R. Inconfidencia, Contagem-MG-BRA, measured accurate
at 0123 UT on June 6, only poor and tiny S=5 on threshold audio signal
level, male PortBras presenter heard.  73 wb df5sx
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

BULGARIA   11885  Radio Erena, Tigre 1700 and Arabic 1730-1800 UT sce
via BAB FMO, via Sofia SPC-NURTS Kostinbrod relay
1700-1800 UT to zones 48,52NE,53NW SOF 100kW 156deg VTC BAB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

CHINA   China Now Has A Flying Propaganda Machine.

"The Chinese military has a new warplane with an unusual purpose:
to beam propaganda and disinformation into hostile territory.

In that way, the new, four-engine Y-8GX7 psychological operations
plane?also known by its Chinese name, Gaoxin-7?is analogous to the
U.S. Air Force's EC-130J, which it says "conducts military information
support operations and civil affairs broadcasts in F.M. radio, television
and military communications bands."

Dailybeast.com June 14. Full story at

<http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/14/china-now-has-a-flying-propaganda-machine.html>

(Mike Barraclough-UK, dxld June 15)

CHINA   special jamming against western broadcaster like BBCWS
or VoA etc. - Notings on Piliyandala Sri Lanka remote unit:

Some of these WHITE NOISE and SCRATCHING Metallic sound jammer
are 24hrs STILL on air, even when the BBCWS schedule show no service
on these channels.

These seemingly are local jamming on large metropole cities in China ?
like the USSR have done in Moscow and other big cities against Radio
Liberty.

Jamming signals are visible of mostly 10.2 kHz wide broadband blocks,

13590  kHz at 1755 UT on June 16.
13695
11810  10.2 kHz wide
9410
7375
6195
6080

Two wideband CNR bcast programmes observed in 17-18 UT slot, like
CNR17 Lingshi in Kazakh  20 kHz wide on 11630 kHz.
CNR1  Beijing in Chinese 20 kHz wide on 11710 kHz at 1758 UT on June 16.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

COLOMBIA   5910.060  Alcaravan Radio. Puerto Lleras; 26 May 2340-0010 UT,
33333 px religioso luego mx tropical ID "Somos Alcaravan Radio".
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, Chasqui DX PFA Junio; via dxld June 14)

CUBA   Weak signal of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 June 7
0455-0550 UT 11462*secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Tue/Thu/Sat

Reception of Cuban Spy Numbers HM01 on June 13
0655-0750  9330 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
0755-0850  9065 secret/hidden site (Bejucal) Spanish Sun/Mon/Wed/Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

CUBA   5025even fq  Radio Rebelde, Bauta Cuba logged at 0630 UT on June 14
on remote SDR unit in Detroit Michigan. Broadband music signal
2 x 8 kHz 16 kHz wide visible. S=9 strength noted in MI-US.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

6000 kHz - rather 5999.9985 to be accurate - from RHC Quivican San Felipe
site. RHC English sce in 06-07 UT time slot in 49 mb,
but not on 5040 kHz in 60mb , which service usually ends at 0600 UT.

S=9+30dB or -47dBm powerhouse, Michigan reception point
strait in mainlobe of 10degr azimuth out of TITAN bcast center,
broadband 2 x 9 kHz wide signal.
Sweet canciones played at 0645 UT on June 14.

6060even fq RHC English, at 0647 UT interview with US professor
and students on Illinois? university.
2 x 9 kHz wide broadband audio signal.
Talk on ecological change, S=9 signal.

6099.999 accurate measured frequency RHC English, 2 x 9.8 kHz wide signal,
S=9+15dB or -59dBm logged in remote unit in Michigan.

What happened here ? :
6164.9985 on lower side to be accurate, RHC with FAULTY transmitter,
VERY LOW MODULATED !

In total US(NJ, NY, MI) and Alberta-CAN:
only S=6-7 poor signal, or -84dBm, rather only carrier seen,
nothing to understand of RHC program content.
Bauta transmitter switched off at 07.00:50 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

FRANCE   UEFA football EURO 2016 in France,
tonight June 15 at 1900-2100 UT.

France  vv  Albania teams 0:0 at 2010 UT - national soccer teams.

RFI French from Issoudun to NE, North- and all-Africa
 7205  S=9+45db signal,
 9790  S=9+30db
11995  S=9+45db signal here in Europe.  73 wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15)

FRANCE   13695 strange rather - commercial advertisement - of studying
posibilities on Tunis University in Tunisia,
to explain spread out study inscription there.

At 0755 UT on June 14 on RFI Paris Afrique program,
heard on all frequencies given below,
EXCEPT 11995 kHz, which was NOT on air.

French ID and newscast heard / start at 08.00:20 UT, islamic movement
item of Orlando Florida shot on gay lesbian transsexual disco
by Afghan-US national.

At 0808 UT talk on UEFA football EURO 2016 in France, today matches of
Austria  vv  Hungary  1600 UT,
Portugal vv  Iceland  1900 UT.

At 0819 UT talk on European hooligan riot troublemaker on UEFA EURO 2016.
Scheduled till 09 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

FRANCE   Unscheduled frequency of Radio France International, June 13

0705-0707 11995 ISS 500 kW 170 deg/185 deg French, see below
0700-0800 13695 ISS 500 kW 195 deg to NoWeAF French
0700-0800 15300 ISS 500 kW 150 deg to WeCeAF French
0700-0800 15300 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to NoWeAF French
0700-0800 17850 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to CeAF   French
0700-0800 21580 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF   French

Summer A-16 of Radio France International 11995 kHz
1900-2000 11995 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to CeAF   French
2000-2100 11995 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

FRANCE   Reception of Oromo Voice Radio via TDF, June 6
1600-1615 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afar Oromo Mon
1615-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF English Mon
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming.

Reception of Radio Xoriyo via TDF site, June 6
1600-1630 17870 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

FRANCE   Powerful signal of Eye Radio in English via TDF, June 7
1600-1700 17730 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho.

Reception of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF site, June 10
1800-1858 15480 ISS 250 kW 145 deg to SoAF Kirundi/French.

Poor signal of Radio Free Gambia via TDF site, June 10
1900-1956 15465 ISS 100 kW 207 deg to WeAF Various lang* Fri
* including: Fula, Krio, Mandingo, Serer and Wolof (and English?)

Reception of Radio Xoriyo via MBR FMO via TDF site, June 11
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Good signal of Manara Radio via TDF Issoudun, June 16
1600-1700 17765 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa

Good signal of Radio Assenna via TDF Issoudun, June 16
1700-1800 15245*ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat
* with co-ch 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French/Korean VoKorea
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

GERMANY/USA  [France, Italy]  HISTORY - just after the war from the USA,
70 years ago - American Forces Stations in Europe:

Bremen Oosterlog 274 mb, 1096 kHz
Frankfurt Heiligenstock Bonames 212.6 mb, 1411 kHz
Milan Italy 201 mb, 1492 kHz
Munich Ismaning and Stuttgart Muehlacker co-channel 240.2 mb, 1240 kHz
Normandy 249.9 mb, 1204 kHz
{pre warII Radio Normandie II Fecamp tx site 100 and 113 m tall masts,
Blow-Knox mast}
Paris 491.8 mb, 610 kHz  (and others).

"These stations broadcast from 7 in the morning continuously in English
their own programmes (mostly musical) until 3 the following day: dance
music, entertainment and variety, spoken programmes and news,
information." from Radiocorriere in 1941 and 1946.
(via BrDXC-UK 'Communication' new magazine June 2016)

GERMANY   Good signal of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR, June 10
1515-1530 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Fri
1530-1600 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Urdu    Fri
1700-1730 17515 NAU 100 kW 148 deg to EaAF English Fri

Reception of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR, June 11
0700-0730  5945 NAU 100 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Special transmissions of European Music Radio 3rd Sun June 19

0700-0800 11650 NAU 125 kW 230 deg to SoEUR English via MBR/KBC Radio
0800-0900  6045 NAU 125 kW 275 deg to WeEUR English via MBR/KBC Radio
0800-0900  9485*GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR English via MVBaltic Radio
1900-2000  6070 ROB 025 kW non-dir to CeEUR English via Channel 292
* CUSB, all other in AM.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

GERMANY/VATICAN STATE  [to SUDAN]  Frequency change or wrong frequency
of Radio Dabanga, June 7
till 0557 NF 11645 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic, ex11650
// frequency 13800 NAU 125 kW 152 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic no change

Radio Dabanga again new or wrong frequency June 9
till 0557 NF 11645*SMG 250 kW 146 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic, ex11650
// frequency 13800 NAU 125 kW 152 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic no change
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

INDIA   AIR GOS IV back on air in DRM mode on 7550 kHz. AIR Bangalore's
DRM transmission on 7550 kHz was noted back on air on 18th June 2016.

1745-1945 UT 7550 kHz GOS-IV Prog 1: English, Prog 2:
Vividh Bharati/Raagam English/Hindi towards UK & West Europe
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia June 19)

INDIA   1161  AIR Thiruvanathapuram MW tower fallen down.

According to a TV report seen by me, the Medium Wave transmission tower of
All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram operating on 1161 kHz with 20 kW has
fallen down yesterday in the heavy wind and rain.

However I am getting its SW transmitter on 5010 & 7290 kHz (50 kW)
It also operates on 101.9 MHz with 10 kW (Vividh Bharati)

Akashvani tower collapses, halting broadcast for first time in history
The Medium Wave Transmitter aerial was destroyed in the incident.

<http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/akashvani-tower-collapses-halting-broadcast-for-first-time-in-history-english-news-1.1140203>

(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia June 18;  <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  )

MW location  08 32 55.57 N  76 54 03.88 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/hGaQMDcYKGz>

<https://goo.gl/maps/k3PTqNG2SVJ2>

SW Thiruvanantapuram SW 5010 7290 kHz, 50 kW
08 27 19.00 N  76 56 15.00 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/cuZ74iensk62>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

INDIA   Akashvani Moitree Channel.

The special Bengali service from AIR  Chinsurah has been renamed as
Akashvani Moitree Channel and will be inaugurated by Hon'ble President Mr.
Pranab Mukherjee on 28th June. The programs can be heard on 594 kHz ONLY
(all transmissions). There will be no change to 1134 kHz in the evening.
Thanks to Alok Das Gupta, Kolkata, India.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia June 7)

The special Bengali service from AIR Chinsurah (1000 kW MW) or Akashvani
Maitree Channel will be inaugurated by Hon'ble President Mr. Pranab
Mukherjee on 28th June for the listeners in Bangladesh and West Bengal.
The programs can be heard on 594 kHz MW at 0600-1430 IST (0030-0900 UTC)
and 1530-2300 IST (1000-1730 UTC).

The current External Service programs now b'cast will be aired in DRM mode
on 604 kHz on the same transmitter.
(Alok Dasgupta on F_B, DXindia June 16)

Fw: AIR Itanagar goes digital.

OUR CORRESPONDENT - Itanagar, June 14: The All India Radio (AIR) Itanagar
is all set to begin a new innings with completely digitalized version,
likely from this week with Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) technology.

Source:
<http://www.sentinelassam.com/arunachal/story.php?sec=2&subsec=7&id=270817&dtP=2016-06-15&ppr=1>
(via Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia June 15)

In AM mode laut Tabelle

4990 kHz AIR Itanagar 1000-1630 UT 234567 Hindi 50kW ND
Itanagar IND  27 12 N  93 42 E

das wird gar nicht 'gehen',
wegen der Naehe 'Time und Standard' fq 5000 kHz.

6150 kHz AIR Itanagar 0700-0900 UT 1234567 Hindi 50kW ND
Itanagar IND 27 12 N 93 42 E AIR

WRTH 2016 zeigt MW Itanagar 675 kW,
und immer 10 kHz hoeher DRM frequenz also 685 kHz 200kW

AIR Pasighat in East Siang district 1062 AM, - 1072 DRM 100 kW

AIR Dibrugarh in Assam 567 AM, - 577 DRM 300 kW
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 15)

KOREA D.P.R.   North Korea Kujang off on 11710 kHz?

North Korea seems to be conspicuously absent from 11710 kHz. In fact, I
haven't heard them on the frequency for a few days now. While I did not
look for them over the weekend, I did not hear them Friday the 10th, or
today the 13th. I am still hearing them on 9435 and 11735 kHz however.
Infact, 9435 kHz had an S9+ signal into Central Iowa this morning
at 1530 UT, and is still listenable at 1600 UT with an S8.

Has anyone else heard them lately on 11710 kHz?
(tim rahto - bowman1-IA-USA, dxld June 13)

Re: North Korea off on 11710 kHz?
Sounds like North Korea is still having transmitter problems. i am not
hearing a trace of them this morning on 11710 kHz at 1400 UT.

Seemingly technical TX failure, - at present:
also NOT HEARD on

1830-2027 11910 KUJ 200 kW / 271 deg to SoAF French / English
and
2030-2120 11910 KUJ 200 kW / 271 deg to SoAF Korean KCBS

Checked 1430-1510 UT June 14 in Tokyo - Kyoto remote units:

1430-1527  9425 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to EaEUR Russian
S=7    9425 even fq

1430-1527  9435 KUJ 200 kW / 028 deg to NoAM French
S=8-9  9435 even fq

1430-1527 11710 KUJ 200 kW / 028 deg to NoAM French
not on air, only CNR1 on channel.

1400-1450 11735 KUJ 200 kW / 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
S=8 in Tokyo - Kyoto remote unit. 11734.998 kHz.

1430-1527 12015 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to EaEUR Russian
12014.986 kHz sounds like mixed Russian/ POLISH ! language ! ?
and co-channel disturbed odd signal of
12014.876 kHz Ulanbataar VoMNG Chinese sce.

1400-1450 13650 KUJ 200 kW / 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
S=9  13650.005 kHz

1430-1527 13760 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEUR French
S=9  13759.996 kHz, and audio mixed covered of KRE Jamming
intermodulation on Kujang site !

1430-1527 15245 KUJ 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEUR French
S=8  15244.978 kHz, and audio mixed covered of KRE Jamming
intermodulation on Kujang site ! June 14

1230-1320  3250 PYO 100 kW / non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
3250.001 kHz at 1240 UT June 15

1230-1320  6070 KNG 250 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
6069.999 kHz

1230-1320  9650 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
9650.0015 kHz

1230-1320 11710 KUJ 200 kW / 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS
not on air; only CNR1 on channel.

1230-1320 11735 KUJ 200 kW / 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
11734.9985 kHz

1230-1320 11865 KUJ 200 kW / 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
11864.995 kHz

1230-1320 13650 KUJ 200 kW / 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
13650.003 kHz

1230-1320 15180 KUJ 200 kW / 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS
15179.977 kHz at 1250 UT June 15

- - -

on June 16:
1130-1227  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
3250 even fq, S=9+15dB  in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN

1130-1227  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
6070 even fq, S=9+25dB  in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN

1130-1227  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
7220 even fq, but underneath VoVTN Russian odd 7220.016 kHz

1130-1227  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
9444.995 exact fq, but underneath mix Kujang KRE type
intermodulation noise jamming mix-modulated.

1130-1227  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
9650 even fq, S=9+10dB  in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN

1130-1227 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM French
off air, only CNR Chinese channel.

1130-1227 11735 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
11735 even fq, but nearby UTE RTTY high speed signal on
11738.000 kHz, peaks 250 Hertz apart distance of twin at
11738.125 and 11737.875 kHz.

1130-1227 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN  Japanese
11864.986 kHz exact fq.  S=9+40dB or -39dBm.

1130-1227 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
13650.005 kHz exact fq.  Classic female singer shrill voice
and piano mx at 1210 UT. But underneath mix Kujang KRE
type intermodulation noise jamming mix-modulated.

1130-1227 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM French
15179.979 kHz exact fq.  But underneath mix Kujang KRE
type intermodulation noise jamming mix-modulated.
ID and closing annmt, schedule, fqs at 1224 UT June 16.

- - -

and on Saturday June 18 on Japan remote units:
0930-1027  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
3250 even fq, S=8 -78dBm  in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN at 0955 UT

0930-1027  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
6069.9985 fq, S=9+10dB  -61dBm in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN

0930-1020  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean KCBS
7220 even fq, S=9+15dB  -58dBm in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN.
But underneath mix Kujang KRE type intermodulation noise
jamming mix-modulated.

0930-1020  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean KCBS
ONLY ! jamming heard, underneath noise jamming type
modulated.
From whom ? South Korean jamming ?

0930-1027  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
9650 even fq, S=9+25dB  -47dBm in Kyoto/Tokyo/Nara-JPN

0930-1027 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
11864.987 kHz exact fq.  S=9+15dB or -56dBm. June 18.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 13 - 18)

LAOS   Nearby in 49 mb heard also Lao National Radio on 6129.9985 kHz
exact frequency at 1135 UT, S=9+15dB or -60dBm, in peaks 2 x 3.3 kHz
wide signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

MADAGASCAR   Weak signal of RTE Radio One via BaBcoCk FMO, June 16
1930-2000  5820 MDC 125 kW 315 deg to SoAF English Mon-Fri.

via Tala Volonondry-MDG at
MDC MGLOB S.A., Shortwave station (ex RNW), Madagascar.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

MALAYSIA   9835  Sarawak FM (via RTM-Kajang-MLA) at 1413-1500+ UT on 11
June. Programme of Qur'an recitations, one speaker with a chorus-
background on some suras (1st time I've heard that, nice), Sarawak FM
singing jingle at 14:58 UT, guitar fill to TOH 1+1 pips/TC into "berita
... Radio Nasional RTM". Also 1417-1458 UT on 12 June with similar format
& more "chorus" [sounds almost like street-corner doo-wop].

11665  Wai FM/Limbang FM (via RTM-Kajang-MLA) at 1310-1330 UT on 9 June.
Got up early enough to catch the Wai/Limbang switch today. Wai/Limbang DJs
saying hi as they switch programming ["hallo Limbang hallo Wai.."], very
nice Limbang FM singing jingle & "Radio Malaysia Limbang FM" tag with
echo, ML pop with DJ chat (sounds like he back-announces the songs).
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA,
DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

MOLDOVA   Updated schedule of TWR Africa 9940 & 15105 kHz
via Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr.

1630-1645 15105 KCH 300 kW 160 deg to EaAF Somali Sun,      ex11635 DHA
1630-1700 15105 KCH 300 kW 160 deg to EaAF Somali Mon-Sat,  ex11635 DHA
1800-1815  9940 KCH 300 kW 157 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Thu, ex5965 DHA
1815-1845  9940 KCH 300 kW 157 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri, ex5965 DHA
1800-1830  9940 KCH 300 kW 157 deg to EaAF Tigre Sat,        ex5965 DHA
1800-1830  9940 KCH 300 kW 157 deg to EaAF Kunama Sun,       ex5965 DHA
1830-1900  9940 KCH 300 kW 157 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sun,     ex5965 DHA
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Good signal of Sedoye Bahar Voice of Spring via BaBcoCk FMO,
via Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr. June 16
1730-1800  7495 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Thu/Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

RR to Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr Grigoriopol Maiac, Moldova.
<prtc -at- idknet.com>  QSL in 5 days. V/S: Sergey Omelchenko,
Technical Director of Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr (PRTC).

MONGOLIA   17729.877  RFA Tibetan from Ulanbataar Khonkhor - Mongolia
relay, noted on remote SDR unit in New Delhi India, scheduled 01-03 UT,
heard at 0140 UT on June 16. Signal strength of S=9+30dB, but RFA px is
underneath of even17730 kHz China mainland jamming, latter which is much
stronger signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

MOZAMBIQUE   Matola this former SW TX site. Panoramio Image & Less.
Hi folks, there's a recent (2012) snap shot of the tx building here:

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/81347943>

As to the less bit, a look at GE reveals that the entire field that once
contained SW & MW antennas has given way to new roads & presently
redevelopment is commencing. Mostly just the RM tx buildings remain.
(Ian, SWTXsite June 18)

2011 Oct 2. The new Radio Mocambique transmitting centre in Catembe-
N'Sime, Matutuine district, Maputo province was officially opened. It
consists of three Nautel medium wave transmitters (two for Antena Nacional
and one for Emissao Provincial Maputo), as well as a number of FM
transmitters.
(Colin Miller-CAN  VE3CMT, SWTXsite June 18)

69 image pictures seen at

<https://pt-br.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.255478107830450.67194.185178664860395&amp;type=1>

Um novo Centro Emissor da Radio Mocambique foi inaugurado no dia 2 de
Outubro de 2011, na Catembe-N'Sime, distrito de Matutuine, provincia do
Maputo. A infra-estrutura vai facilitar a migracao tecnologica da
transmissao analogica para a digital.

O Primeiro-Ministro, Aires Ali, que procedeu a inauguracao da nova infra-
estrutura, considerou a obra como um grande orgulho para a nacao
mocambicana, classificando-a de maior edificacao e unica do genero
construida desde a proclamacao da independencia para o sector de
radiodifusao

Enquadrada nas festividades dos 36 anos daquela estacao emissora e 78 anos
da primeira emissao de radio em Mocambique, a inauguracao do
empreendimento foi testemunhada por membros do Governo, representantes da
sociedade civil, quadros da Radio Mocambique e numerosos populares.

As imagens aqui publicadas mostram os varios momentos que caracterizaram
aquela cerimonia, um registo para a nossa memoria colectiva.

Three masts visible:

MOZ__Centro Emissor da Radio Mocambique 2 Oct 2011,
Catembe-N'Sime, distrito Matutuine, provincia Maputo

<https://goo.gl/maps/Th1zZmxGfs22>

masts at
26 06 26.72 S  32 37 09.56 E
26 06 28.33 S  32 37 19.45 E
26 06 28.33 S  32 37 19.45 E
(wb, SWTXsite / mwmasts, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

MYANMAR   6164.994  Thazi Radio from northern broadcast center
at Pyin U Lwin site.
S=9+35dB or -42dBm fluttery signal, extended lasted boring female
Burmese presenter. Noted at 1138 UT on June 12.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

NEW ZEALAND   15720.011 accurate measured at 0110 UT on June 16. News
report on RNZi program, about violence in PNG, o'Neil administration
talks, student still action, away from classes ... S=8-9 signal in
Brisbane Queensland Australia remote SDR unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

NIGERIA   7254.944  on June 16 at 0620 UT. VON Hausa is S9+10 but
undermodulated; at least on the air this time, as frequently AWOL.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / SWB #1852 June 19)

PALAU   Reception of World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 3-5,
June 11

1000-1400  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS   English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 3
1300-1400  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 5
1430-1500 11805 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun T8WH Angel 4
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

PNG   3325  Radio Bouginville in English at 1048 past 1100 UT, with fair
to good signals had local news and events  June 8th.

3260  Radio Madang presumed heard in Pidgin at 1042 UT with om with talk
poor signals only station listed here so presuming it is them June 8th.
(Ron Trotto-IL-USA, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA,
DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

PERU   4747.06  R. Huanta 2000, Huanta, Ayacucho; 20 May 2328-0005 UT,
44444 news advts Cooperativa de Credito Juan Paulo II El mejor regalo esta
en Hiraoka, ID "Por Radio Huanta 2000 y Tele 2000" px Sin Frontera Colocar
news.

4774.940  R. Tarma., Tarma, Junin, 8 June 2335-0002 UT, 44444 px Antena
Deportiva de Tarma news ID "Por Radio Tarma".

4824.550  R. La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos; 28 May 1108-1120 UT, 22222
apenas audible... (Despues de tiempo les escucho...) Por la forma de
hablar deduzco que es gente de la selva. Ahora en 4824.550 kHz es
necesario usar los audifonos para escucharlos mejor, se perdio la senal.
TAMBIEN. 2 June 1055-1120 UT, 11111 apenas audible por momentos ingresa
muy debil la. 2 June 2305-2325 UT Apenas audible.

4955.000  R. Cultural Amauta, Huanta, Ayacucho; 9 June 2335-0000 UT, 44444
px en quechua news actividades en la zona advs Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevo
Belen en su fiesta espiritual advs bilinguees Cooperativa Bella Esmeralda.

4985.500  R. Voz Cristina, Chilca, Huancayo, Junin; 11 June 2328-2350 UT,
33333 px religioso y mxf con temas religioso.

5024.920  R. Quillabamba, Quillabamba, Cusco; 24 May 1145-1215 UT, 44444
news varias sobre Quillabamba y la proxima eleccion presidencial px
Panorama Peru.

5980.000  R. Chaski, Urubamba, Cusco; 8 June 0010-0030 UT, 44444 px
religioso La biblia. Siguen indicando en // con Radio Integridad de Lima.

6174.040  R. Tawuantinsuyo, Cusco; 13 June 2250-2320 UT 44444 advts
Gobierno Regional del Cusco ID Por Radio Tawantinsuyo" px news.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, Chasqui DX PFA Junio; via dxld June 14)

PHILIPPINES   15110even  VoA Burmese via IBB Tinang PHL relay site, logged
at 0158 UT on June 16. S=8 signal in Delhi India remote site.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

RUSSIA   7295, at 1250- UT, NBC Sakha on June 16. Definitely them at fair
level with adjacent splatter and // to 7345 kHz under a CC station.
Russian vocal. Quick announcement and into a fast paced modern Russian
dance piece.

7345 kHz seems stronger, and a better choice if not for the Chinese
cochannel. Time pips at TOH, and off about 13:01 UT without any
announcements or ID.
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, DXplorer June 16)

SAUDI ARABIA   21505.024  BSKSA Riyadh in Arabic, S=7 signal heard on
remote unit in Sri Lanka. 1400 UT on June 16.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

SRI LANKA   New updated schedule of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk FMO
and SLBC Trincomalee bcast center:

1330-1345  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Kannada Mon/Fri/Sun
1330-1345  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Telugu Tue/Wed
1330-1345  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Malayalam Thu
1330-1345  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Tamil Sat
1345-1400  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS English Mon
1345-1400  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Kuvi Tue
1345-1400  9775*TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Malayalam Wed/Fri/Sat
* co-ch CNR-2 9775 BEI 150 kW 270 deg to EaAS Chinese Daily
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Strong signal of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, June 16
1630-1830 11750 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to NE/ME Sinhala, relay City FM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

SRI LANKA   [ARMENIA/GERMANY/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISL{Tinian}/
PHILIPPINES/SAIPAN/THAILAND/U.K.]

From June 6 IBB transmitter station Iranawila in Sri Lanka is
closed. And all of the scheduled IRA transmissions are shifted to other
sites as follows: BIB=Biblis, ERV=Yerevan, KWT=Kuwait, LAM=Lampertheim,
PHT=Tinang, SAI=Saipan, TIN=Tinian, UDO=Udorn Thani, and WOF=Woofferton:

Radio Free Asia
0030-0130  9940 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,replaced by SAI
0100-0200  9780 IRA 250 kW 020 deg to CeAS   Uyghur, replaced by KWT
1230-1330  7530 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,replaced by TIN
1630-1730  9940 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,replaced by ERV

Deewa Radio
0100-0300 11700 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO
0100-0400 13840 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO
1300-1430  9310 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by KWT
1430-1600  9310 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO
1300-1900  9335 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by LAM
1300-1400 13590 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO

Radio Mashaal
0400-1300 15760 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO
1000-1300 15360 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, replaced by UDO

Radio Farda
0630-0730 17880 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Persian,replaced by UDO
1200-1800 12005 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Persian,replaced by WOF

Voice of America
1330-1430 11695 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS Khmer,  replaced by PHT
1400-1500 17870 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Kurdish,  replaced by WOF
1430-1530 11965 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,replaced by UDO
1700-1800  7485 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Kurdish,  replaced by UDO
2330-0030  7440 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,replaced by UDO

Radio Liberty
1600-1700 11910 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to CeAS Tajik,  replaced by LAM
1600-1700  7475 IRA 250 kW 316 deg to CeAS Tajik,  replaced by ERV
1900-2100  7475 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to CeAS Russian,replaced by BIB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

TAJIKISTAN   11550  National Unity Radio (ex-Radio Free Chosun),
registered 1300-1600 UT to zone 44NE via Dushanbe 200kW 71deg
ITU ant type #218 curtain array. Via Red Telecom LTD FMO.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

THAILAND   15089.964  Radio Ashna Pashto sce of VoA via IBB Udorn Thani
relay site, logged at 0156 UT on June 16. S=9+10dB signal.

15310even  BBCWS news at 0200 UT via Nakhon Sawan relay site, S=9+10dB on
remote New Delhi India unit, undernear WHITE NOISE metallic sound jamming
from China mainland, latter 2 x 5.5 kHz wide signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

THAILAND  [and non]  17770  at 0405- UT, Radio Svoboda (Liberty) on June
16. Good reception in Russian to the Far East of Russia via Thailand.
Counting down the days until they leave SW on June 26th.

MUF is holding up well way up here in Masset, BC-CAN (I'm here for a quick
1 night visit!). No SDR, and only a single ALA 100 antenna erected feeding
my AOR 7030+ set. Reasonably strong hets on 9635 kHz from Lampertheim
Germany, and 7435 kHz from Biblis Germany as listed co-channel. Plenty of
atmospheric noise, which I'm not used to (as I mostly am here during the
winter, spring, and fall seasons, dxing). At 05:00 UT, was supposed to
switch to Kuwait with same power and 035 deg to the Russian Far East. Udor
Thani Thailand left a few seconds after the TOH, but I hear nothing in
it's place.
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, DXplorer June 16)

TURKMENISTAN   Ashgabat tx site - delete. This tx site has now been
removed. Imagery from GE shows removal of masts, water cooling tanks,
tx building etc.

This appears to have happened between July 2014 &  April 2015.

My records indicate that the last SW broadcast of this station occurred
somewhere between February 2011 & February 2012.

If anyone can provide more accurate information please drop us a line.
(Ian, SWTXsite June 18)

Comments:
I guess LW 279 kHz, MW 576 kHz, and small 20 kW 1125 kHz at Turkmenistan

LW 279 kHz deleted mast - last seen on July 5, 2014.

But MW 576 kHz mast ?  - real still at present in 2016 year !  at
37 51 22.47 N  58 22 26.54 E

SW 24 masts scrapped deleted on image in Google Earth April 2015

- - - mothballed

Now still former USSR installation at 33.9 km distance northeasterly at

37 57 54.96 N  58 44 02.00 E

MW two masts on 37 58 13.64 N  58 43 20.02 E  and
37 57 43.53 N  58 44 40.38 E

also old USSR Radio Moscow foreign sce 1974 til 1992 ???

TKM__RV-932 Ashgabat, Bolshaya Zarya directional antenna
1125 kHz 1000 kW 110 27 masts 2.2 km length, at
37 58 10.16 N  58 44 13.65 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

Comments:
> But MW 576 kHz mast ? - real still at present in 2016 year ! at
> 37 51 22.47 N  58 22 26.54 E  (wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

Lying flat on the ground ... (note how it does not throw a shadow).
Here it can still be seen pre-demolition:  <https://bit.ly/1V4mF7i>

So where originate MW/LW now? At least 279 kHz is still on air, frequently
confirmed recently, now being the world's only signal remaining on this
frequency.

> Now still former USSR installation at 33.9 km distance northeasterly at
> 37 57 54.96 N  58 44 02.00 E

Ah-yes! Best seen at  <https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CVXQq4Jb>   and
<https://bit.ly/1Up6mF9>

I think it's save to assume that this eastern site is the origin of 279
kHz, now and perhaps already for an unknown period before the closure of
the southern site. With four masts, besides the Afghanistan-aiming Zarya,
there are enough options.

> also old USSR Radio Moscow foreign sce 1974 til 1992 ?
> TKM_RV-932 Ashgabat, Bolshaya Zarya directional antenna

It would be interesting when exactly the 1125 kHz relay ceased. At least
the direct relays of programming from Moscow ceased altogether in 2001.
Only censored recordings have been broadcast in Turkmenistan since.
(Kai Ludwig-D, SWTXsite June 18)

Re: TURKMENISTAN: Ashgabat tx site - delete. History files.

TURKMENISTAN   US Radio Liberty prgr "Crossing" in Russian at 0230-0300 UT
to Turkmenistan heard on MW 864-Gavar-ARM // 7390-LAM and 12015-UDO kHz,
with WHITE NOISE on 7390 and 12015 kHz, so maybe Turkmenistan is jamming
that program from 0200 UT, when the progr is in Turkmen language.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 9, 2012)

As already reported on the WRTH website, TURKMENISTAN appears to be
inactive on 5015 kHz (its last remaining SW outlet).
(Chris Greenway-AZE, dxld Febr 29, 2012)

TURKMENISTAN   5015.000  at 1527- UT, Turkmen Radio, Febr 26, Tentative
here. Strong carrier, on frequency, but with a loud hum. Unable to make
out any audio though. Suspect this is Turkmen Radio, but can't confirm.
Does not have utility characteristics.
(Walt Salmaniw-CAN, visiting Grayland WA, Cumbre_ng via dxld Mar 3, 2011)

TURKMENISTAN   5015.45  at 0025-0230 UT on Febr 28, Tuerkmen R, Asgabat,
Turkmenistan, Turkmen instrumental music, interview, distorted modulation,
35433.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, via Dario Monferini-ITA, playdx yg Febr 2011)

TURKMENISTAN   5015.00, Tuerkmen R, Asgabad, 0005-0035, Febr 06, Turkmen
short annmt, typical Central Asian instrumental music with Horn.
Reactivated, but only in SSB, best in LSB, but not in AM-mode! 34333.
Not audible on their other frequency 4930 kHz.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Febr 7, 2011)

[That could be rather Bishkek Kyrghyz Republic ? ]
TURKMENISTAN  [tentat.]   5130.00  UNID at 1730 UT with a song and a
choir, sounding Asian; very weak, maybe a spurious signal?
(Karel Honzik-CZE, dxld May 3/4, 2010)

I can hear a station on 5129.97 kHz; sounds like TKM
and nothing heard on 4930 kHz?
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld May 4, 2010)
(via wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

UAE/OMAN/U.K.   12095  BBCMS English scheduled 0300-0400 UT
to zones 30S,39NE,40, ex SLA-Oman relay 250kW 10deg,
now Al Dhabbaya-UAE 250kW 20deg Babcock FMO

13660 BBCMS English scheduled 0400-0500 UT to zones 30S, 39NE, 40,
ex-SLA-Oman relay 250kW 10deg,
now Al Dhabbaya-UAE 250kW 20deg, Babcock FMO

15310 1030-1100 UT to zones 40E,41NW in Dari, 1100-1130 in Pashto,
ex-SLA-Oman relay 250kW 35deg, now Al Dhabbaya-UAE 250kW 45deg Babcock FMO

15330 1300-1330 UT to zones 30S,40NE in Uzbek language,
ex-SLA-Oman relay 250kW 10deg, now Al Dhabbaya-UAE 250kW 20deg Babcock FMO

15490 0400-0430 UT to zone 48 in Somali language,
ex-Al Dhabbaya-UAE relay 250kW 205deg,
now Woofferton-UK 300kW 120deg Babcock FMO

17720 0830-1030 UT to zones 40E,41NW in Dari language 0830 + 0930 UT,
in Pashto language 0900 + 1000 UT, ex-SLA-Oman relay 250kW 35deg,
now Al Dhabbaya-UAE 250kW 45deg Babcock FMO
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

USA   17815  WHRI at 1555-1605+ UT on 6 June. Tuned into "Prayer Line" 800
#, quick mention of Spanish sked, ID/English sked to TOH then "Midnight
Cry Ministries", which is sked 1600-1615 UT Mon-Fri according to

<http://www.midnightcry.org/broadcasts>

but not found on WHRI sked when I checked on 6 June (it's been added
since) & still not listed in Aoki/EiBi lists.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA,
DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

17815 1300-1900 UT daily.
To Africa zones 46-48,52,53. HRI 250kW 85deg til 04 Sept only. USA HRI FCC
17815  but also registered 1900-2100 UT Mon-Sat only, til 30 Oct.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

USA   Weak signal of World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 1
June 16 from 1606 NF17815 HRI 250 kW 85 deg to CeAF English, ex21610
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

USA   5829.985  WTWW English poor S=6-7 in ? nearby skip zone ?

Fluttery signal at 0638 UT in MI-US remote SDR unit.
Not easy to understand any audio!
only small band transmission 2 x 1.2 kHz small signal seen.
I guess men talk ministry sermon ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

USA   9475 & 5830, June 18 at 0129 UT, both possible WTWW-1 frequencies
are off (and so are WTWW-2 as usual from 5085, 9930), but 12105 kHz, WTWW-
3 is unusually VG this late, S=9+20dB at 0141 UT with the extra SFAW/PPP
hatehour in English, while 5830 & 9475 kHz are still off.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 18)

At 0920 UT on June 18, WTWW Lebanon TN heard in Edmonton Alberta
remote SDR unit only on

5829.986 kHz.  S=9+20dB or -52dBm signal strength.

English language sermon? performed, few 1sec breaks in feed line noted.
Nothing on 5085, 9475, 9930, or 12105 kHz noted at this hour.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

USA   Updated shortwave schedule of WINB Red Lion from June 12

1130-1230  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Sun
1230-2000  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Sat/Sun
1600-1900  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Mon-Fri*
1900-1945  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Mon-Fri
1945-2000  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI Eng/Spa Mon-Thu
1945-2000  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Fri
2000-2230  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Daily
2230-2300  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI Spanish Mon
2230-2300  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Tue-Sun
2300-2400  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Daily
0000-0230  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Daily
0230-0330  9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to MEXI English Sun/Mon
* Brother HySTAIRical.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

USA   WTWW transmitter site visit, 5 photo images.
Visited a shortwave station yesterday

<http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/visited-a-shortwave-station-yesterday.527347/>

I visited WTWW's transmitter site last night and I was amazed by
everything I saw! It runs three transmitters with the capacity to run
something like...

View on forums.qrz.com
(Mike Barraclough-UK, SW TXsite June 19)

UZBEKISTAN   Weak signal of clandestine Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok, June 9
1130-1200 17860 TAC 100 kW 122 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Thu/Sun

Reception of Trans World Radio India, June 18
1345-1400 UT on 12160 kHZ TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAs Hindi. Mon-Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14 / 18)

To zone 41, ITU registered til 1600 UT, wb.
Needs monitoring observation:

TAC 12160 1345-1400  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1.34567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1400-1415  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1.3.567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1400-1415  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   ...4... AWADHI
TAC 12160 1415-1430  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1234567 HINDI

? Moldova relay via Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr ?
GRI 12160 1430-1445  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1234567 HINDI
GRI 12160 1445-1515  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1...... PUNJABI
GRI 12160 1445-1515  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   .234567 HINDI
GRI 12160 1515-1545  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1234567 PUNJABI
GRI 12160 1545-1615  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   .23456. PUNJABI

rather via Taskent Uzbekistan instead, like registration
TAC 12160 1315-1630  41  100 131 2/4/0.5
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14 / 18)

17860  1130-1200 VoKhmer M'Chas Srok now via Tashkent UZB
(ex Dushanbe TJK) now via Red Telecom LTD FMO,
via RRTM Tashkent tx site.

ex 11730 kHz
12075 kHz 1330-1400 UT to zone 41NE Tashkent 200kW 131deg Bengali
BBC via Babcock FMO
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

Korean VEILED language services via Red Telecom LTD FMO,
via RRTM Tashkent tx site.

 7510 North Korea Reform Radio    registered 2030-2130 UT
 7520 / 7530 Voice of the Martyrs registered 1530-1700 UT
 7615 Voice of the Wilderness     registered 1330-1530 UT
 9985 Voice of the Martyrs        registered 1530-1700 UT
11570 North Korea Reform Radio registered 1430-1600 UT ex-9590
12130 Voice of the Wilderness  registered 1330-1530 UT
15630 Free North Korea Radio   registered 1200-1530 UT ex-9470
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 14)

VANUATU   Why you didn't hear Radio Vanuatu recently ...

Unpaid debt silences Vanuatu public broadcaster

Vanuatu's national broadcaster went off-air on Monday because of an unpaid
utility bill, it's reported.

There was a "total blackout" on Radio Vanuatu and Television Blong
Vanuatu, with people across the country unable to tune in, Radio New
Zealand International reports.

State-owned VBTC, which runs both services, was cut off by its electricity
provider last week after failing to settle its debt, according to the
Pasifik News website. It had continued to operate using diesel-powered
generators - but not for long. On Monday the fuel ran out, leaving both
its TV and radio stations silent. The power was reportedly restored on
Tuesday.

The website says VBTC has faced this problem before. The same thing
happened last year after the company failed to cough up more than 12m vatu
(£75,500; $107,000) in unpaid power bills.

Only last week the company's new chairman, Jonethy Jerety, vowed to
provide nationwide radio coverage, after Vanuatu's prime minister
criticised the service being provided to outlying islands. Communities
rely on the broadcaster for essential information during cyclones or
volcanic eruptions, which are not uncommon in a country located on the so-
called Pacific Ring of Fire.

Residents apparently missed seeing the opening of parliament, and football
fans will be hoping that service is more reliable in the coming weeks -
Pasifik notes that during the TV blackout nobody could watch the Euro 2016
tournament

<http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-36528706>

(Robin Harwood-AUS  VK7RH, dxld June 15)

VATICAN STATE   11645  Radio Dabanga (via Santa Maria di Galeria-VAT) at
0455-0515+ UT on 9 June. Ex-11650 kHz (today only?) with in-studio
chat/phone calls, ID/RD jingle at 0515 UT. Well over VoG ( // 9420 kHz
much better).

11645  Radio Dabanga (via Santa Maria di Galeria-VAT) at *0427-0435+ UT on
13 June. Caught the mid-jingle 0427 UT s/off of Tamazuj (Talata-
Volonondry-MDG)-11650 kHz with 11645 kHz Dabanga opening with the end of
the jingle, Sudanese fill music (flutes/percussion quite nice) at apparent
Dabanga opening at BOH ("usual" RD jingle/ID at 0434 UT), but very
difficult copy as the SMG signal was rather poor in comparison to Talata-
Volonondry's, - according to Ivo's info in dxld, Dabanga's switch
to 11645 kHz started on 7 June.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA,
DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

Logs noted here in southern Germany at 0435 - 0455 UT, June 17

9420.005 GRC  VoGreece Avlis, with phone-in program at 0435 UT
         S=9+20dB or -55dBm.
9935.004 GRC  VoGreece Avlis, with phone-in program at 0440 UT
         S=9+25dB or -45dBm.
9724.911 BRA  RB2, poor S=5 on threshold level at 0445 UT
9664.946 BRA  Voz Missionaria, rather strong this morning S=8-9 -80dBm
9645.423 BRA  Bandeirantes S=6-7 Portuguese progr 0448 UT
9565.062 BRA  BrasPortuguese fast reading sermon speaker, S=5-6 fair
         SRDA fq signal varies some move 2-4 Hertz up and down.
9480even MDG  New nice WCB signal, played rather non-religious
         like West-African swinging music. At 0454-0455 UT station
         or program provider ID given, ...  '1640...' number ?
         S=7-8 or -82dBm signal strength.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

From 0500 UT some logs of MA-NJ-USA,
and Edmonton Alberta CAN remote units:

5025even CUB  Radio Rebelde Bauta Cuba program, nice audio, at 0502 UT
         station ID given, frequs, www-address too, S=9+25dB or -45dBm

5040even CUB  RHC Spanish sce, report from Peru, 'dinero systema en Peru'
         Interview on economic in Peru. S=9+25dB or -49dBm,
         but seemingly audio feed interference, low R Rebelde 5025 kHz
         music program heard underneath. Seems an intermodulation on
         Bauta site. 0503 UT June 17.

9790even CUB  EMPTY CARRIER noted here, seemingly Quivican San Felipe
         TITAN signal of CRI relay, ends normally at 0500 UT, but
         TX was still on air, when checked at 0510, 0516, and 0522 UT.
         At S=9+15dB level in Edmonton, Alberta CAN remote unit.
         Empty carrier signal on Perseus screen showed some
         120 / 240 / 360 Hertz strings either sideband,
         and also 2 x 1650 Hertz distance away strings.

7259.956 UNIDentified string signal 'seen' in Alberta unit,
         seemingly Radio Vanuatu again on air in 41mb at 0524 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

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