WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1260 14 July 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA   9854.95  on July 8 at 0154 UT check, the R. Tirana 0130 UT
English to North America is *still* a big humroar.
There is yet hope: Manfred Reiff, Germany tells us in the dxld yg
on Thursday July 7:

"Good morning, yesterday I made a recording of parts of the German service
of Radio Tirana and sent the cut to the head of the German service, Mr.
Astrit Ibro. He replied this morning that they have a meeting with the
technicians on Friday to solve the problem. 73, Manfred".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 8)

ALBANIA   9854.968  Radio Tirana Albanian service to North America, daily
23-24 UT, logged tonight in 2325 to 2345 UT range on July-9-UTC,
on remote SDR units in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, England,
and at SDR unit in Detroit Michigan USA.

Usual distorted audio quality out of Shijak site shortwave transmitter
via one of their two modern 100 kW transmitter, Made in BBEF Beijing China
in 2006 year.

Poor S=4-5 or -93dBm signal, on Perseus software screen  -
some 10 x 50 Hertz distance apart powerful tone strings visible.

Listen to the enclosed audio recording via Audacity and encoded in MP3
format.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

9854.95  July 8 at 0154 UT check, the R. Tirana at 0130 UT English to
North America is *still* a big humroar.

9855-    July 9 at 2255 UT, R. Tirana humroar carrier is already on prior
to the daily Albanian hour. So not fixed yet.

There is yet hope: Manfred Reiff, Germany tells us in the dxld yg on
Thursday July 7:

"Good morning, yesterday I made a recording of parts of the German service
of Radio Tirana and sent the cut to the head of the German service,
Mr. Astrit Ibro. He replied this morning that they have a meeting with the
technicians on Friday to solve the problem. 73, Manfred".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 8 / 9)

ALBANIA   The attached MP3 shows how 7465 sounds here in Germany.
Wolfgang, are you sure that this is one of the new transmitters? {...}
I had a telephone call with Astrit Ibro on Friday and he told me that the
technicians checked everything at it should be fine.

As for the studio I think this is the case.

I'm pretty sure the problem is in the transmitter. The hum might be from a
faulty part in the AC to DC conversion (capacitor, rectifier etc.), the
distorted modulation might be a near-to-dead modulation tube.

Has anybody contact to the staff at Shijak site to have a direct
discussion with them?
(Christian Milling-D, dxld July 10)

ALBANIA   Subject: Glenn Hauser logs July 7-8, 2016

Word from the editorial offices (by the way, Astrit Ibro denies that there
are rumours about a possible closure of MW/SW) is that engineers now state
that they have to check the whole distribution chain step by step.

Which really surprises me a bit. Probably this is indeed the result of a
misunderstanding, with people at the studio side probably believing that
we're talking about the long-standing issues, such as comparatively mild
hum on some studio sources and inconsistent audio levels, in some cases
resulting in distortion when set way too high.

All this of course indeed needs to be adressed. But it is not what we're
talking about now: A strong buzz on the shortwave transmissions that
obliterates the program audio almost completely. I already wrote down my
guess about the cause.

At least it does not sound as if the buzz is already on the feed incoming
at Shijak. To find out as a first step does not require extensive checks
and measurements, it can be found out already when comparing the incoming
feed with the output of the modulation monitor.

Now I don't know the Shijak installations, but at least on German
transmitter sites this would be a matter of just pushing a button, and

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5WYQ8lLrWI>

shows at 0:25 that it's the same at Shepparton, just with a rotary switch
there.

If the buzz is already on the incoming feed the routing needs to be
changed, probably by simply using the audio circuits for Fllaka (I
understand they're routed through Shijak) for the shortwave transmissions,
too, since anyway no different programs are to be transmit anymore. But if
monitoring at this point does not show the buzz it's the transmitter which
then urgently needs to be repaired. Continuing its operation in the
current state serves no purpose, this signal is definitely unlistenable.

I would not emphasize distortion too much, it could be misleading because
it's apparently a mere side effect, the program audio being modulated by
the multiples of mains current that appear themselves as loud buzz. I
suspect that the high-voltage rectifier, i.e. the section that provides
the plate current, is defective.

By the way, what about the second transmitter? It is no longer in regular
use for some time, withdrawn when TWR ceased using Shijak if I recall
correct, but are we to conclude now that it is no longer in operational
condition at all? Otherwise one would really have to wonder why they keep
using the broken transmitter, putting out unlistenable, thus useless
signals.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld July 11)

ARGENTINA   15343.92  on Sat July 9 at 1823 UT, JBA carrier from LRA,
measured at 1830 UT, far too weak to tell if it's Radio Nacional in
Spanish, or RAE in English, now extended to weekends on European service
only. Manfred Reiff in Germany confirms it was in English until 1855 UT,
back to Spanish.

Is anyone hearing RAE in English during the 18-19 UT Saturday hour on
15344- kHz, instead of Radio Nacional in Spanish, as alleged by the WRTH
Update? Here direct I can only pull a JBA carrier on 15343.92 kHz. And
trouble getting remote Uni-Twente to play. Please try again Sunday.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 9)

Re:  RAE Buenos Aires in English now? - CORRECTION.

My reply to Glenn's mail needs a correction:

My mail only concerned the "NEW" services according to the 3rd supplement
(July 1 update) of the WRTH 2016. It didn't contained information about
existing RAE services. This caused a wrong conclusion. English was ADDED
on Sat and Sun INSTEAD of {R Nacional} Spanish at 1800 UT. English is
still audible from Mon through Fri! So English can now be heard DAILY at
1800-1900 UT on 15345 kHz as RAE announced a couple of weeks ago.
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld July 10)

Chinese at 0400-0500 (Tue~Sat) on 11710 kHz (directed to the Americas)

English at 0200-0300 (Tue~Sat) on 11710 kHz (directed to the Americas)
as said:
English at 1800-1900 (daily)   on 15345 kHz
(ex Spanish, directed to Europe)
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld July 9)

ARGENTINA   Bumpy German-English automatic translation:
message from RAE Buenos Aires,
I once demand because of transmitter problems RAE.
Best regards Reinhard Weiss-D, July 13

Dear Mr. Weiss!
Thank you very much for your email! It is a pity that although the
receiving {propagation, wb.} actually reasonably good, the sound
quality is rather faulty  :-(

Apparently there is a problem with one of final stage tube of the {Harris}
transmitter, which is for the modulation "in charge", and unfortunately I
do not know when the fault will be fixed.

I know the Internet reception is nothing for a real DXer, but if you wish
to receive us by Internet, you can try it here:

<http://player.dcarsat.com.ar/rn_sc_rad35/>
or else you could share with our friends from <radio360.eu>

<http://www.radio360.eu/index.php/deutsche-podcasts/13-argentinien>

the program simultaneously to listen to :-)
Kind regards! - Rayén Braun, RAE German section (via A-DX ng July 13)

- - -

Nachricht von RAE Buenos Aires,
ich hab mal bei RAE wegen der Senderprobleme nachgefragt.
Viele Gruesse, Reinhard Weiss-D, July 13.

Lieber Herr Weiss! Vielen Dank fuer Ihre E-Mail! Es ist wirklich schade,
dass obwohl der Empfang {propagation, wb.} im Moment einigermassen gut
ist, die Tonqualitaet es nicht ist :-(

Anscheinend gibt es ein Problem mit einer Roehre der {Harris} Sendeanlage,
die fuer die Modulation "zustaendig" ist, und ich weiss leider nicht, wann
es behoben wird.

Ich weiss, der Internet-Empfang ist nichts fuer einen echten DXer, aber
falls Sie uns ueber Internet empfangen moechten, koennen Sie es hier
versuchen:

<http://player.dcarsat.com.ar/rn_sc_rad35/>
oder sonst koennen Sie bei unseren Freunden von radio360.eu

<http://www.radio360.eu/index.php/deutsche-podcasts/13-argentinien>

die Sendungen nachhoeren :-)
Liebe Gruesse! - Rayén Braun, Deutsche Redaktion (via A-DX ng July 13)

ARGENTINA    Updated A-16 shortwave schedule of Radio Argentina Exterior

1000-1100  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM Chinese    Mon-Fri
1000-1100 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Chinese    Mon-Fri
1100-1200  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM Japanese   Mon-Fri
1100-1200 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Japanese   Mon-Fri
1200-1300  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM Portuguese Mon-Fri
1200-1300 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to SoAM Portuguese Mon-Fri
1300-1500  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM Spanish    Mon-Fri
1300-1500 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM Spanish    Mon-Fri
1700-1800 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR German  Daily#*,exMon-Fri
1800-1900 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR English Daily*, exMon-Fri

[ but Sunday July 10th heard in total still R Nacional Spanish!
language program, NOT ENGLISH, wb.]

1900-2000 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR Italian Mon-Fri*
2000-2100 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR French  Mon-Fri*
2100-2200 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR German  Mon-Fri
2200-2400  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM Spanish  Mon-Fri
2200-2400 15345vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR Spanish Mon-Fri
0000-0100 11711vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM Portuguese Tue-Sat*
0100-0200 11711vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM Japanese   Tue-Sat*
0200-0300 11711vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM French  Tue-Sat,not 0300-0400
0300-0400 11711vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM English Tue-Sat,not 0200-0300
0400-0500 11711vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Chinese Tue-Sat

* news in Spanish in the last 3-5 minutes at xx55-xx00
# QRM co-ch  15345 ABS 250 kW 196 deg to CeSoAF English Radio Cairo

Updated A-16 shortwave schedule of Radio Nacional Argentina

1500-1530  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM  Spanish Mon-Fri
1500-1530 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM  Spanish Mon-Fri
1900-2400  6064 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM  Spanish Sat/Sun, exfrom 1800
1900-2400 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR Spanish Sat/Sun, exfrom 1800
0000-0230  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM  Spanish Sun/Mon
0000-0230 15344vBUE 100 kW 035 deg to WeEUR Spanish Sun/Mon
0230-0300  6060 BUE 100 kW non-dir to SoAM  Spanish Mon
0230-0300 15344vBUE 100 kW 335 deg to NoAM  Spanish Mon
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

RAE, Spanish at 1810 UT July 10.
At 1809 UT noted Spanish language talk between two female,
on very ODD fq  15343.901 kHz,  S=7 or -86dBm
in Germany or remote Belgium SDR units.

BUT DISTORTED AUDIO Quality,
listen to enclosed mp3 recording.
73 wb df5sx

[later]  ... and from 1725 UT July 11 onwards heard test tone of RAE
Buenos Aires on odd frequency 15343.915 kHz wandering down and up to
15343.911 kHz, at 1735 UT on July 11.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

Signal strength improved over the hour but the audio was still poor.
Around 1905 UT, I make the frequency 15343.908 kHz, again using the Uni
Twente receiver. Frequency calibration of receiver checked against RWM
Moscow Taldom on 9996 kHz, which was spot on.
(Richard Langley-CAN, dxld July 10)

ARMENIA   12125 kHz  FEBA Radio, Amharic, Gavar-ARM, 1654 UT July 11,
SIO 454. Lt EIBI list ... warte noch auf die ID.
(Michael Grabovski-D, A-DX ng July 11)

FEBA via IBRA via Babcock FMO brokery via TX operator CJSC in Gavar
Armenia:
12125 kHz 1600-1700 UT. 48W ERV 300kW 192deg 0 218 Amharic  ARM IBR BAB

Special transmission of Radio Northern Ireland, on July 9
2300-2400 17490 ERV 100 kW 100 deg to SoAS/PAC English via TX op CJSC.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9 / 11)

ARMENIA   Reception of Trans World Radio India July 11
1315-1330 12055 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Marwari Sun-Tue
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

ARMENIA   1395  MW, R Vesti Russia (the official Kremlin station), via
Gavar, 2350 UT, June 20, Russian, re-activated, here confirmed at
2300-0300 UT on next nights and always // 1413 kHz MW Grigoriopol,
Moldova, 24432.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via  Anker Petersen-DEN,
dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

9940.00  R Free Asia, via Gavar, Yerevan, replacing Iranawila, which has
closed (Cf. DXW #558. Ed), *1630-1645 UT on June 30, I/S, Burmese annmt,
musical interlude, reports, 35233.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

12070, R Menschen & Geschichten, via Gavar, Yerevan Armenia, at 1800 UT
on Sunday June 26, was on the air with a nice signal: 45544.
(Christian Ghibaudo-F, dswci DXW July 6)

ARMENIA [and non]  Radio Vesti was heard in Russian in the period from
20 to 27 June from 2300 to 0300 hours on 1395 kHz - // program was at a
frequency of 1413 kHz from Grigoriopol Moldova [PRIDNESTROVYE]. No shows
were detected in the air in the MW and LW from Krasnodar (Armavir /
Tbilisskoye).

Problems with transmitters at Gavar have the whole winter to 1377 kHz, at
the beginning of June 1350 kHz. Apparently an unidentified station in
Russian at 1820 UT at the frequency 1396.5 kHz June 26 th is also
connected to the transmission center in Armenia.
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia-BUL, RusDX July 3 via dxld)

ASCENSION ISLS   15105  BBC, at 1947-1959* UT on July 9, two men in long
discussion in listed Hausa language. ID at 1959 UT followed by light
instrumental music until the carrier was terminated. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 9)

[to Nigeria]  12050  Dandal Kura - Ascension Isl relay, at 2021-2106 UT on
July 9, conversations in listed Kanuri language with some vocals. Several
IDs at 2059 UT by a man and woman followed by apparent news at 2100. I
thought these guys were supposed to close at 2100 UT? Poor to fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 9)

AUSTRIA   Unser morsender Bundespraesident a.D. aus OE
MP4  mit ca. 0,9 MB,  laeuft so im VLC-player.

Sorry leider war der Link schon gebrochen, hier ein neuer Versuch

<https://www.facebook.com/groups/295486116966/permalink/10154355234356967/
>

...unsere Angela hat in dieser Era eher mit den Handgranaten Attrappen der
DDR GST an der Humboldt Universitaet gewirkt ...
73 wolfgang  df5sx  July 10

BHUTAN   6035, BBS, at 1202-1216* UT on July 9. Usual format; announcer in
vernacular; briefly played indigenous instrumental music at 1210 and 1214
UT; suddenly off. PBS Yunnan was already off the air.

6035, July 10. Same BBS format; 1201-1216* UT; announcer in vernacular;
briefly played indigenous instrumental music at 1201, 1213 and 1215 UT;
suddenly off; PBS Yunnan was already off the air. Interesting to find two
consecutive days with the same cut off time.

6035  BBS, at 1208-1239* UT on July 11. Usual format; announcer in
vernacular; briefly played indigenous instrumental music at 1214 and 1217
UT; singing 1220-1227 UT; suddenly off. Today with a perfect match up: my
local sunrise 1259 UT and Thimphu sunset also at 1259 UT. PBS Yunnan was
already off the air. For the last two days BBS had 1216* UT, so today they
broke the pattern.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9 / 10 / 11)

BULGARIA  [to NIGERIA]  11700  Radio Biafra, via Sofia Kostinbrod, 2044-
2100 UT on June 21, an African-accented man giving a speech in English, at
2051 UT host thanked the speaker and began taking calls from listeners,
went through the top of the hour, but when checked at 2107 UT they were
off, 35343.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer July 11)

CANADA   6159.96  CKZN, St. John's, New Foundland, at 2345-2355 UT
on June 29, English interview about fire protection, 35233.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

Also heard in Florida at 0000-0010 UT on July 02, "USA progress", then
into recording of PM Justin Trudeau "...  celebration that they bring to
Canada... ".
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 3)

6159.972 kHz CKZU Vancouver lower mainland.
6159.956 kHz CKZN St. Johns isl. on July 8, wb.

CHINA   5985even  Much strong CRI Beijing in Swahili language, S=9+25dB
downunder in RSA, is a long path across the African continent. Noted on
remote SDR unit of Graham D. Bell, Simonstown, South Africa Rep.
At 1739 UT on July 9, 2 x 7.5 kHz = 15 kHz wide broadband signal.
Talk on history of Tanganjika.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

COLOMBIA   6010.05, La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, at 0439-0458
UT on June 30, Latin Amercan songs, "Llaneras" and other songs, Spanish
religious comments. Slight interference from Inconfidencia and at
0458 UT inaudible, because signing on BBC on 6005, 13221.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, via dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)
Noted on 6010.052 kHz exact on July 12, wb.

CONGO-COD   5066.390  COD  Radio CANDIP Bunia, in French logged at 1748 UT
on July 9, poor S=6 or -92dBm signal, which noted on remote SDR unit of
Graham D. Bell, Simonstown, South Africa Rep.

Nothing observed on 6115 kHz Congo-COG Radio Congo at this 17-18 UT time
slot.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

CONGO, Republic   6115, R Congo, Brazzaville, at 1807-1830* UT on June 26,
French comments, at 1827 UT African songs, 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, via dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

CUBA   6165  on July 7 at 0310 UT, RHC English is missing from this
frequency again tonight, leaving only 6000 kHz, in incessant complaining
about the blockade.

What about various Spanish frequencies scheduled this hour?
5040, 6060, 9535, 11670, 11840, 13740, 15230 kHz. Of those, these are not
heard and presumed also OFF: 6060, 9535, 9710, 13740 kHz.

6165 kHz is still off at 0437 UT check, but no further chex tonite. The
frequencies still on are via Quivican site; the missing ones are Bejucal
or Bauta; except 5040 kHz is Bauta.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 7)

15370, 15230, 11760, 9710, 9640, 9535 kHz, July 8 at 1323 UT check all
these RHC frequencies on, as scheduled. 17580 and 17730 kHz also listed,
but 16m not really propagating yet.

Evening check, July 9 at 0124 UT: Spanish frequencies 9535, 9710, 11670,
11760, 11840 kHz all on air; 6060 kHz at 0131 UT; also 13740 kHz
at 0144 UT. As for English at 0131 UT, 6000 kHz is S=9+25dB but very
undermodulated while 6165 kHz is just barely modulated, less than
6000 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 8 / 9)

CUBA   Checked all the Cuban SW fqs from 1300 UT onwards til 1340 UT
on July 8.

Used the remote SDR units in NJ/MA/NY on US east coast,
as well as Edmonton Alberta in Canada.

11759.9985 CUB  The non-directional Latin America beam, S=8-9 in Alberta,
2 x 9.6 kHz wide signal in audio peaks.
// 9710even S=6-7 at 1316 UT on July 8,
2 x 5.5 wide audio signal, in NJ/MA/NY east coast.

15230even CUB  Poor backlobe-SoAM signal of S=5-6 strength in both,
Alberta Canada as well as on US east coast target.

15370even CUB  In Alberta noted only S=5 or -97dBm poor signal at 1322 UT
on July 8, S=7-8 on east coast location.

9535even CUB  Only S=2-3 threshold signal of CeAM antenna to Colombia -
Mexico landscape. S=6-7 on east coast location.

9640.001 CUB  S=3-4 very tiny poor signal noted on remote units,
of 110degr south-easterly Antilles target dipole.

17730even CUB  At 1333 UT July 8, backlobe signal of Rio d'Janeiro Brazil
130degr array. S=3 poor in Alberta, S=8 or -78dBm on east coast.

17580even CUB  On US east coast noted powerful S=9+10dB signal, excellent
audio quality stated at 1337 UT on July 8. Male and female presenter,
surprisingly up to 2 x 19 kHz broadband signal in peaks, "like a world
record ...".

and on noon July 9 too:
9849.997odd  CUB  Spanish palabras about Fidel Costra and connection to
communist USSR and visitas en Moscou... at 1210 UT. S=7-8 signal in
NJ/MA/NY east coast. But MUCH SCRATCHY DISTORTED audio quality.

6000 NOT - TITAN site at Quivican San Felipe, nothing noted on US east
coast this 11-13 UT segment on July 9. The channel was covered by CNR1st
px from Beijing-CHN heard on Alberta CAN remote unit.

9570even  CUB/CHN  CRI Cantonese sce relay heard at 1215 UT on July 9, via
Cuban TITAN site at Quivican San Felipe, 250 kW unit, S=9+20dB. BUT VERY
LOW MODULATED audio level, - compared audio to next door RA Shepparton
Australia En sce on 9580 kHz on S=9 from the Pacific westerly propagation
path.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8 / 9)

CUBA   Missing a lot of RHC program frequencies services tonight, there
seems a main power failure, a lot OFF tonight like 6060, 6100,
or 6165 kHz ??

The frequencies still on are via Quivican TITAN site;
the missing ones are Bejucal or Bauta ...

5040even  RHC Spanish at 0310 UT on July 8,
2 x 6.4 kHz wide music signal.
Raul Torres escuchando... audio is a lot od distorted, NOT CLEAN tonight.

5025even R Rebelde Cuban music, similar distortion like signal quality
on 5040 kHz.

4765even Radio Progreso, S=9+5dB or -63dBm signal. Violine music, nice
sooooft mx mixture, like my music taste.
Narrow band audio like 2 x 2.6 kHz.
Seemingly a re-built UTE transmitter unit in use?

6000even  RHC En at 0345 UT, MUCH FLUTTERY unstable signal. S=9+15dB
or -61dBm. Contracts reached between CUB and Finland / Vietnam business.
Export running and prosperity. Studio-8 at 0348 UT.

6060 not - no signal from Cuba, only Brazilian SDRA on odd 6059.779 kHz.
Nothing on 6100 and 6165 kHz either tonight.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

CUBA   11635-11705, July 10 at 0019 UT, RHC is splattering 35 kHz up and
down from very strong 11670 kHz, which itself is overmodulated / distorted
during talk; could be even worse during music.

11747-11773 approx., July 10 at 0020 UT, this RHC frequency, 11760 kHz,
is splattering only 13 kHz out, but on the hi side it merges with the
splatter out to 11 kHz from BRAZIL's RNA 11780 kHz.

13728-13752 approx., July 10 at 0032 UT, this RHC Spanish is also
overmodulated / distorted, splattering plus/minus 12 kHz or so.

6050-6070, July 10 at 0037 UT, RHC 6060 kHz is also splattering at least
plus/minus 10, QRMing 6050 kHz HCJB and 6070 kHz CFRX.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 9)

EGYPT   Reception of Radio Cairo, July 10:
1600-1800  15345*ABS 250 kW 196 deg to CeSaAF English
* QRM co-ch 15344vBUE 100 kW 35 deg to WeEUR German RAE from 1700 UT.

15345.038 kHz Radio Cairo English 16-18 UT,
noted at 1630 UT on July 11. S=9 in Germany.

Remote SDR unit compared/aligned against EVEN channels
BBC WOF 15330
VoA BOT 15265
VoA BOT 15580
as well as
WWV / WWVH 15000
RMI Okeechobee 15770 kHz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

FRANCE   9655   RTA Radio Algerienne via TDF Issoudun relay, a man and
woman with news in French and Arabic languages. Into a program of
recitations from 2114 UT after station ID. Later, a nice program of
instrumental music and vocals. A man in Arabic language with closedown ID
and frequency announcement. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 9)

FRANCE    Reception of Eye Radio and Radio Niger Delta via TDF Issoudun,
on July 8
0400-0500 11730 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Ar/En/various Eye Radio
0500-0600  9515 ISS 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF English The Voice of Peace

Radio Niger Delta Voice of Peace via TDF Issoudun again 5 kHz down
on 11980 kHz on July 8
1900-1958 NF11980 ISS 250 kW  170 deg to WeAf English / Hausa,
instead of 11985 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

FRANCE   Reception of Radio Xoriyo via TDF, July 11
1600-1630 17870 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Reception of Oromo Voice Radio via TDF, July 11
1600-1615 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afar Oromo Mon Oromo
1615-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF English    Mon Oromo
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming

Reception of Eye Radio via TDF, July 11
1600-1700 17730 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic/English*
*including other languages Dinka/Nuer/Shilluk/Bari/Zande/Lutoho.

Reception of Radio Xoriyo via MBR FMO via TDF Issoudun, July 12
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat.
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming
mode.

Reception of Radio Assenna via TDF, July 11
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Mon, instead of
Tigrinya.

Reception of Eritrean Forum Medrek via TDF Issoudun, July 12
1700-1800 15245*ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Tue,
instead of Tigrinya language. * co-ch Voice of Korea in French and Korean

Reception of Radio Publique Africaine via TDF, July 11
1800-1900 15480 ISS 250 kW 145 deg to SoAF Kirundi/French

Lutheran World Federation Voice of Gospel via MBR FMO via TDF Issoudun,
on July 12
1830-1900 15315 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia

Reception of Radio Niger Delta Voice of Peace via TDF, July 11
1900-2000 11980 ISS 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF English, instead of 11985 kHz.

Reception of Radio Voice of Independent Oromia via TDF Issoudun,
July 10, 1600-1630 UT 17860 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming.

Reception of R. Front for Independence of Oromo via TDF Issoudun,
on July 10, 1730-1800 UT 17765 ISS 150 kW 125 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming.

Reception of Manara Radio via TDF Issoudun, July 12
0730-0830 15440 ISS 150 kW  170 deg to WeAF in Hausa language.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10 / 11 / 12)

FRANCE   11730  Eye Radio in Arabic -
but also phone-in journalist report in
ENGLISH{!} - in between - about Sudan matter, at 0433 UT on July 9.

Ludo's BRB brokered confidential target bcast,
I guess - also from TDF Issoudun site -,
similar equal signal strength at same time noted

of RFI Swahili sce on 11790 kHz,
RFI Paris French 11700 kHz,
and also Kurdistan Radio on 11600 kHz, all via Issoudun.

Other logs in short:

9420.007 GRC  Vo Greece, S=7-8 in Doha Qatar post at 0444 UT July 9.

1007.9835 very odd fq from Greek mediumwave Radio in Corfu island,
at 0356 UT on July 9,

// 729.0045 kHz GRC Athens Bogianti site, nx at 0400 UT,

also 1404.004 kHz  GRC  S=9+15dB signal strength during European morning
logged in southern Italy SDR rx post in Calabria/Sicily.

12085.051 EGY  Radio Cairo Arabic at 02-07 UT, S=6 signal noted in
remote Doha Qatar SDR unit, at 0415 UT July 9.

12030.010 IRN  VoIRIB Sirjan in morning Hebrew sce to Israel, piano play
pause interval signal at 0422 UT, S=7-8 in Doha Qatar.

11980.034 odd fq of Emirler-TUR, Turkish mx morning sce, S=6 poor
at 0425 UT on July 9.

11925.003 IRN  VoIRIB Turkish sce from Sirjan bcast center site.
S=5 poor in Qatar post. Scheduled 0420-0450 UT, noted at 0426 UT.

11859.999 ARS  Tentat. from Saudi Arabia, excile radio program
of R Sana'a in Arabic, very poor S=3-4 in Doha Qatar post at 0430 UT.

11790 F  RFI Paris via TDF Issoudun in Swahili, S=6-7 in Qatar, ID at
0431 UT, same strength like confidential Arabic language sce 'Eye Radio'.

11700 F  RFI Paris in French, heard once again a strange 'FAST DITTER TONE
LIKE JAMMING' sce underneath in background. S=8-9 at 0435 UT on July 9.

11645 again 5 kHz down, Radio Dabanga via Vatican Radio SMG relay
in Vatican State bcast center Santa Maria di Galeria. S=8-9 signal noted
in Doha Qatar at 0436 UT.
On Japanese AOKI Nagoya list still drawn on 11650 kHz channel.

11635.005 USA  WHRI English sermon, heard across the Atlantic into
Arabian peninsula target, S=7 or -86dBm properly heard in Doha ME.
I guess Lester Sumrall sermon preacher in action, as print-out in
Aoki Nagoya Japan list database.

9755.008  IRN  VoIRIB Arabic sce from Sirjan site, S=9+35dB ! powerhouse
into Qatar remote post. Heard at 0440 UT on July 9.

9714.982 as usual Saudi Arabian radio HQ, very odd frequency
non-directional domestic service to Saudi Arabian peninsula target,
at 0447 UT on July 9, S=9+30dB in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit.

and 9515 kHz Radio Niger Delta via TDF Issoudun heard also this morning
from 0500 UT onwards, once again same signal strength like RTA Algiers
relay via TDF Issoudun France on 9535 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

FRANCE/GERMANY/MADAGASCAR/VATICAN STATE   Info: Sender Richtung Suedsudan.

Hallo in die Runde. Versuche seit laengerer Zeit Radio Tamazuj zu
empfangen.
Leider mit keinem grossen Erfolg. Kurze Info vom Suedsudan.

<https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/new-audience-rating-system-south-sudan-lacks-buy-major-broadcasters>

(Horst Mehrlich-HNG, QTH Bardudvarnok-HNG, A-DX ng July 3)

FRANCE
9600  Radio Tamazuj 0330-0430 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 134
Issoudun  F   PNW/FPU

?  13800 Radio Dabanga 0400-0430 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 134
?  Issoudun  F   PNW/FPU

17600 Radio Tamazuj 1430-1500 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 134
Issoudun F    PNW/FPU  ex15550

GERMANY
13800 Radio Dabanga 0530-0600 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 125 152
Nauen    D    PNW/FPU

15150 Radio Tamazuj 1430-1500 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 125 150
Nauen    D    PNW/FPU

MADAGASCAR
11650  Radio Tamazuj 0330-0430 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 335
Talata-Volonondry 1  MDG  PNW/FPU

13800  Radio Dabanga 0430-0530 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 335
Talata-Volonondry 1  MDG  PNW/FPU

15150  Radio Tamazuj 1500-1626 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 340
Talata-Volonondry 1  MDG  PNW/FPU

VATICAN STATE
11650  Radio Dabanga 0429-0557 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 146
Santa Maria di Galeria CVA  PNW/FPU

15550  Radio Dabanga 1500-1626 1234567 Sudanese Arabic 250 150
Santa Maria di Galeria CVA  PNW/FPU

PNW/FPU ist eine hollandse Presseorganisation, moeglicherweise ueber
Finanzierung durchs Entwicklungshilfe-Ministerium oder Geheimdienst ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 3)

GREECE   1007.993 GRC  very odd fq from Greek mediumwave Radio, from
Kerkyra in Corfu island, at 0425 UT on July 12, S=9+35dB at Zakynthos
island GRC and Calabria/Sicily ITA remote SDR posts.

// 729.004 kHz GRC  Athens Bogianti site, nx at 0430 UT,
S=9+20dB midst on summer morning.

also 1404.0045 kHz GRC  Komotini site next to Turkish border,
S=9+20dB signal strength during European morning,
logged in southern Italy SDR rx post in Calabria/Sicily
and Zakynthos GRC island.

1512.007 at 2218UT July 12 on S=9+35dB level on Zakynthos island.
GRC Chania Crete transmission NOT ON AIR today 04-05 UT morning.
{Now heard at 2100 UT, Mauno Ritola-FIN, July 12}.

1584 kHz GRC  RSA 92.7 MHz px, Kastro (1 kW) - 24hrs in Greek,
Agios Trifonos 5, GR-27200 Amaliada, heard NOT ANYMORE, July 12.

Observed on last archive entry:  1583.994 kHz GRC  Greek music from
RSA 92.7 MHz Amaliada, Greece, at 0815 UT, on Nov 4th 2015.
Radiostathmos Amaliadas, Amaliada, at Kastro town.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

UNIDentified like Greek PIRATE station 1349.993 kHz S=9+25dB signal,
Greek music singer in performance heard also 0440 UT on July 12.
Likely move from former 1305 kHz MW channel
GRC Simmetohiko Radiofono, Patras ?

{ no, - according Mauno Ritola-FIN, July 12:
Christoforos Liatos says, that it is 7 Islands Radio from Kefalonia.
Noted at night 2220 UT on July 12 on 1349.991 kHz, wb.

Simmetohiko Radiofono remains on 1305 kHz.
Also another station heard in the day via Zakynthos island.}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

GREECE    Voice of Greece 9420, 9935 & 11645 kHz on July 11/12

from 1900  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek tx#3 July 11
from 1900  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek tx#1 July 11
till 0618  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek*tx#3 July 12
till 0605 11645#AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek*tx#1 July 12

# till 0557 strong co-ch Radio Dabanga in Arabic via SM di Galeria

* including news only in Serbian, Romanian and off at 0605 / 0618 UT!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

HUNGARY   540 kHz, MR1 Kossuth Radio ist zurueck, O=4, July 7 1901 UT.

Abend Frank, ich kann zwar etwas Ungarisch. Nur wenn die schnell sprechen
verstehe ich sehr wenig. Schoenen Abend
(Horst Mehrlich-Bardudvarnok-HNG, A-DX ng July 7)

Hallo Hobbyfreunde, Hier in Stralsund zur Zeit, 06:50 UT, mit O=2,
aufnehmbar.
Ein schoener Tipp! Man koennte meinen der Herbst beginnt Hi Hi Hi
Einen schoenen Tag!
vy 73, Manfred Wallat - QTH: Stralsund (A-DX ng July 7)

Hallo in die Runde,
Koennte auch schon laengere Zeit her sein. Aber ich habe es erst jetzt
probiert.

Hier in Pirna mit O=4-5. Waere man denn des Ungarischen maechtig,
wuerde auch inhaltlich alles sehr gut verstaendlich sein.
(Frank Kreuzinger-D, A-DX ng July 7)

siehe geplante Abschaltung in 3 Etappen, - bis zum 19. September:

HUNGARY   The transmitter of Kossuth Radio in Solt on 540 kHz will be
renovated. From 30 May to 9 June 2016 it will broadcast only from 0353 to
1905 UT. From 11 to 25 July and 22 August to 19 September the transmitter
will be OFF. During this period Kossuth Radio will be broadcast from
Siofok and Szolnok in sync mode (ex Katolikus Radio transmitters):

Siofok Balatonszabadi 150 kW, and Szolnok 135 kW.

From 19 September 2016 Solt will work with a brand new transmitter with
2000 kW output.

(Tringer Laszlo, mediumwave.info 20 May
via June BrDXC-UK 'Communication' magazine via dxld / wwdxcTopNewsJune 15)

Probably sync mode on 1341 kHz ?

Szolnok location       47 11 19.91 N  20 13 45.06 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/hLg8ywS1AAx>

Siofok Balatonszabadi  46 55 18.18 N  18 06 49.97 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/HbbLBrs1cFB2>
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

INDIA   The current schedule of AIR Chinsurah is
 594 kHz  0130-0230 Nepali, 0230-0300 News from Delhi, 0700-0800 Nepali.
1134 kHz  1000-1100 GOS-2,  1115-1215 Tamil,           1215-1315 Burmese.
 594 kHz  1330-1430 Nepali, 1515-1600 News from Delhi.

DRM is now available with Delhi Rainbow channel at all the transmissions
on 604 kHz during analogue b'cast times on 594 kHz and on 1144 kHz
during 1134 kHz b'cast times.

May vary the timings soon till the run up to inauguration date of new
Bangla Service.

AWR program was heard yesterday (10 July 2016) in DRM on 1144 kHz at
1015-1030 UT.

AWR program in Hindi is scheduled on Fri/Sat/Sun at 1015-1030 UTC on AIR
FM Rainbow Nettwork Delhi.
(Thanks to - Alok Das Gupta, Kolkata-IND, via Jose Jacob, DXindia July 11)

INDONESIA   9525.89  VOINS Cimanggis, at 1301-1326 UT on July 8. In
English with news, "Focus," "News in Brief," "Indonesia Wonders" (no
segment of "Today in History"); promo for "VOI's International Quiz 2016";
this quiz only has three questions to answer to possibly win a free trip
to Indonesia; poor, but semi-readable, which is certainly better than the
norm here. In the past VOI carried "Exotic Indonesia" on Friday, but
clearly was not on today and has been a long time now since I last heard
that program.

July 9 & 10, VOI was off the air during my usual monitoring times
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

INDONESIA   3325  Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, at 1220-1222 UT on June 27,
ended the Jakarta news relay with UNID song; in the past I knew most of
the patriotic songs that RRI played at the end of the news ("Bagimu
Negeri, "Garuda Pancasila" or "Dirgahayu Indonesiaku"), but am unfamiliar
with the new song; no Bougainville QRM, as NBC had already signed off
(1149* UT).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

INDONESIA   9525.89  VOINS. On July 12 found back on the air at 1220 UT in
Japanese. Also observed today by Ivo Ivanov-BUL and Atsunori Ishida-JPN.

3325  Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya, at 1224 UT on July 12. Longer than normal
Jakarta news relay (usually about 1201 to 1220 UT, so today was a very
busy day for news), which ended at 1239 UT with unid patriotic song; news
// 4869.89 kHz, RRI Wamena (both about equal strength). 1300 UT full
"Programa satu RRI Palangkaraya" ID and singing ID jingle; promo for an
RRI app for "audio on demand" and "audio streaming"; my local sunrise at
1259 UT, so reception was almost fair, with QRN (static).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 12)

INDONESIA   9526-, July 12 at 1328 UT, JBA carrier, so it's safe to assume
VOI English hour is back on the air after missing several days. I NEVER
have enough signal + modulation to listen to the programming which I used
to enjoy.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 12)

9525.891 kHz  VoIndonesia Cimanggis back on air, exact fq this 10 UT
morning.
TX carrier already on air, when tuned-in around 09.54 UT on July 13.

Orchestra pause mx heard already on 0958-1000 UT.
S=8 fluttery signal noted in remote SDR unit at Brisbane Queensland
Australia.

Not much strong signal,
so the given 135degr azimuth also copied by Ivo in Bulgaria in his
schedule table is to question...

ITU/HFCC table of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) on request by RRI
show 10-11 135deg, 11-16 10deg, and 16-21 UT towards ME/NE/EUR 290deg.

VoINS fanfare noted at 10.01:15 UT, station ID in English annmt,
freq 9525 kHz mentioned.

Not much QRM by adjacents downunder:
9519.982 kHz CNR PBS Nei Menggu Huhhot, and
9530even of CNR11 program via Baoji bcast center.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 13)

1000-1100 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 135 deg to AUS   English

1100-1200 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1200-1300 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Japanese
1300-1400 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  English
1400-1500 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Indonesian
1500-1600 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 010 deg to EaAS  Chinese

1600-1700 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1700-1800 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR Spanish
1800-1900 9525.9 JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German
1900-2000 9525.9*JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English
2000-2100 9525.9*JAK 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR French
* Interference by CRI Beijing 500 kW Russian sce co-channel.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

ISRAEL   In February this year, in an unprecedented move, the government
of Israel awarded us a license to re-launch Voice of Hope there,
broadcasting mainly in Aramaic to provide encouragement and support to
displaced Christians in camps in Lebanon and Jordan, and in Arabic to
reach Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There will also be a few hours of English in the evenings.

The license we received awards us the clear channel of 1287 kHz
with an output power of 100 kW!

We have been assigned to an existing transmitter site in the Upper Galilee
region. The station is now under construction, and we plan to be on the
air by the end of the year. Isn't it interesting how things can turn full
circle!
(Ray Robinson, VP Operations, Voice of Hope
via John Durham, July NZ DX Times direct and via WOR dxld July 10)

1287 used to be 100 kW at Ramle for Galei Tzahal, the IDF station
which was also on SW; really exactly same transmitter revived??
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, WOR dxld July 10)

Israel 1287 kHz (Re: DX Listening Digest #16-27)

Northern MW location in Upper Galilee region
is She'ar-Yeshuv (Northern) 882 and 1458 kHz.
33 12 57.39 N  35 38 39.75 E

<https://binged.it/29BubKj>

3.5 kms south of Lebanon-Israel border.
I guess, is not a problem to change 1287 kHz ITU registration request
from Ramlah(Central) to She ar-Yeshuv (Northern) location.

Some MW and also two revolving horizontal SW log-per masts are still seen
on the northern site at Akko, via StreetView feature.
32 54 42.10 N  35 06 59.38 E

<https://binged.it/29BuDII>

ISR  Akko 738 ex927 1206 1575 kHz
55 kilometers west of Upper Galilee region.

Old 1287 kHz MW Ramlah(Central) MW location

31 53 02.37 N  34 50 52.98 E
<https://binged.it/29A05De>

was 159 kilometers southwards of Upper Galilee region,
in central Israel,
not far from other Galei Tzahal Yavne transmitter site.

The old Voice of Hope station location in Lebanon at
LBN_former VoHope/King of Hope Marjaayoun MW 945 kHz 12 kW, 6215 50/13 kW

somewhere close this small village Marjaayoun
33 21 42.45 N  35 35 19.66 E  or Narbatieh greater area

is only 16 kilometers distance away of the new ISR MW location
at She ar-Yeshuv (Northern).
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10)

Re. > We have been assigned to an existing transmitter site in
the Upper Galilee region. [...] comment by Kai Ludwig:

Former MW 1287 kHz installation, used to be 100 kW at Ramle for Galei
Tzahal, the IDF station which was also on SW; really exactly same
transmitter revived?

According to these descriptions:
No.
The former 1287 kHz transmitter was apparently a few kilometres southeast
of Tel Aviv, at least not in northern Israel. Perhaps it no longer exists
at all, it had probably a specific reason that they abandoned 1287 kHz
years before they abandoned mediumwave altogether.

[later]  It's interesting that two apparent shortwave LP's are there as
well:
<https://goo.gl/maps/NbNd8dmDGjH2>

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/95159984>

Also to be seen there this, tsk:
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/131072517>
They must have brought the repairing train in - by ship. To my knowledge
it is not even theoretically, in the sense of usable tracks, possible for
a train to reach Israel anymore.

Northern MW location in Upper Galilee region
is She ar-Yeshuv (Northern) 882 and 1458 kHz.
33 12 57.39 N  35 38 39.75 E

<https://binged.it/29BubKj>

<https://goo.gl/maps/Fz637PCBgh92>

More nice views, with even the base insulator of the antenna visible,
further on the street.

Looks pretty new, with the shiny building proudly carrying the Bezeq logo.
Indeed the frequency lists in WRTH 2003 suggest that this transmitter did
not exist yet at this point.

Some MW masts are still seen on the northern site Akko
32 54 42.10 N  35 06 59.38 E

<https://binged.it/29BuDII>

ISR Akko 738 ex927 1206 1575 kHz
55 kilometers west of Upper Galilee region.

And already outside it, so to be considered only if the reference to Upper
Galilee was loose.

By the way, the 10 kW on 738 kHz is a measly replacement for a 1200 kW
facility they had to give up due to concerns of electromagnetic radiation
if I recall correct, thus loosing most of the mediumwave coverage of
Arabic-language radio.

{ISR_Bezeq [KOL] Tel Aviv "Hillel" Kadima Porat stn 576 / 738 kHz 1200 kW;
SW stn 300/500 kW. Former location  32 16 55.46 N  34 55 56.49 E  }
<https://binged.it/29zZUIo>
<https://goo.gl/maps/6cU4gdjMYCv>

And even this 10 kW aux appears to have been established only
after 738 kHz was completely off for years.

Old 1287 kHz MW Ramlah(Central) MW location
31 53 02.37 N  34 50 52.98 E
<https://binged.it/29A05De>
was 159 kilometers southwards of Upper Galilee region,
in central Israel,
not far from other Galei Tzahal Yavne transmitter site.
And Bezeq reserve location too
31 38 19.65 N  34 49 35.98 E

Yavne is of course a Bezeq facility, too, the one with also the shortwave
transmitters that may or may not be still in operational condition now,
three years after the last official transmissions.

The story seems to be such that first the 1287 kHz transmitter has been
closed, at some point between 2003 and 2010. Then only after a break a
Yavne service started instead, not on 1287 but on 945 kHz instead (why??),
and apparently continued until Galei Zahal abandoned mediumwave
altogether.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld July 10)

HISTORY:
Older V. of Hope Marjaayoun (Narbatieh area) Lebanon History of 1996 year

9990 kHz, V. of Hope. Recently moved to this new freq from 9960 kHz, to
escape QRM from R. Ukraine Internet. After they made the move, they
noticed that Ukraine is no longer using 9960 kHz, -- but VOH will remain
on 9990 kHz, 24 hours a day. Prior to Sept 1st, 1996, they were on with a
power of 13 kW, but now they're only using 5 kW due to budget constraints.

This tx has a maximum output of 25 kW.
This info per Gary Hull, VOH station manager.
{Johnson via Cumbre_Dx, Sept 6, 1996}

Voice of Hope.  We recently learned that since all our txs have been
revived and are now capable of running at maximum power, our electric bill
has soared to $10,000 a month.

Unfortunately, the gifts and offerings sent to High Adventure Ministries
are not able to substain this level of expense at the present time. So we
are having to throttle back our transmitters and consider cutting back
from 24 hours to 18 hours per day broadcasting. We will also be creating a
web page shortly.
{Gary Hull, Voice of Hope Station Manager, via Cumbre_Dx, Oct 10, 1996}

High Adventure Ministries: transmitter update.
A circular letter from George Otis of High Adventure Ministries [a
California-based evangelical organization which bcs on SW via txs in
Lebanon, Georgia, Palau, Russia and the USA] gives item of
interesting radio information:

- The King of Hope [shortwave] transmitter in Lebanon was destroyed
  by an internal fire.

Voice of Hope, High Adventure Ministries: Planned sked for W97 season has
been varied, for Tbilisi, Georgia in Nov 1997.

In a letter received here today, Voice of Hope, Lebanon tells that they bc
on 9960, fr Marjayoun, Lebanon, 12 kW, and on MW 945 kHz, 13 kW.

The tx 6215/6280 kHz, was destroyed June 29th, 1997 by a fire.
<http://www.highadventure.org/voh_era.html>  {Holst via DXW, Dec 7, 1997}
{via AWR Indianapolis, via BBC_M via AGDX, Aug 17, 1997}

9960 kHz, Voice of Hope, b/cs from Marj Uyun in the Israeli-controlled
"security zone" in Southern Lebanon, and was set up in 1979 by the late
Maj. Sa'ad Haddad, leader of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army. Each
tx uses a different name:
"Voice of Hope" (on 684 and 945 kHz MW; "King of Hope" / "Voice of Hope"
(on SW); and "Prince of Peace" (on 104.5 & 105.1 FM).

SW 9960 kHz sked:  0400-0200 (En 0400-0800 [Dr. Gene Scott], 0800-1100,
1300-1500, 1530-1630, 1900-2100, 2100-0200 [Dr. Gene Scott]).
SW 6280 kHz is still inactive.
{BBC_M via AGDX & NU, Jan 11, 1997}

High Adventure Ministries I just signed a contract for the delivery of a
new 10 kW dual-freq SW tx for their stn in Lebanon. The tx will be
installed in LEB in January 1999 to replace the unit that burned out in
June 1997.
{Ludo Maes-BEL, via Cumbre_Dx, Sept 23, 1998}

11530  High Adventure R, The Voice of Hope, Marjayoun, 6 kW, QSL-l full
data, 39 days for 2 IRC, sent RR to Cyprus address and the stn reply via
ISR according to the radio stn this is the addr:
P.O.Box 77, Metulla, Israel, via e-mail  <radio98 -at- hotmail.com>
{Nicolas Eramo-ARG, June 8, 1999}

VoHope stn manager Gary Hull had this to say about their new tx. We
conducted our first audio test with progr material Thur [Jun 10 ... 15,
1999] on 6280 kHz at 10 kW from Marjayoun Lebanon. Test only lasted
10 mins. We need to finish the cooling system and do final checks on all
systems. Hopefully if all goes well we will begin bcing a normal schedule
of progrs this week, perhaps as early as Tues.

We are looking for RRs. They would be of great help as we set up for the
future. We particularly need to know if there is any co-channel
interference.

After we are sure 6280 is working flawlessly, we will try to change to
11515 at 0800-1600 GMT. This might come several weeks down the line.

[...]  v11515  VoH Per Gary Hull, stn manager- "We found the [new] tx to
be working fine except for the automatic switch for freq change and the
lack of VSWR protection. For this reason we are waiting for new parts to
arrive before we begin daily switching between 6280 and 11515 kHz. For the
past week we have been running continuously on 11515 kHz at 10 kW."
{via Johnson-FL-USA, Cumbre_DX, June 13, / July 3, 1999}

6279.94  King of Hope, at 0221-0228 GMT on July 10, Ar mx & at 0225 began
a jamming, at 0234 GMT continue the mx. SINPO: 25442.
{Gabriel I. Barrera-ARG, TFW, July 29, 1999}

{LEBANON/ISRAEL/GERMANY}   New schedule High Adventure Ministries to ME.
High Adventure Ministries has dismantled all of it's txs and antennas,
following the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Southern Lebanon. {May 20}

Bcs that took place on 6280, 11515, and 11530 kHz have been discontinued
and are being replaced by bcs from Juelich according to the following
schedule:

0800-1200 21590 115 degr ME
Freq would be absolutely clear in this time frame.

1200-1559 21460 115 degr ME
Freq would be absolutely clear in this time frame

1700-2100 11985 075 degr High gain antenna system
{via TDP c/o Ludo Maes, B-2310 Rijkevorsel, Belgium, May 24, 2000 year}

High Adventure South LBN.
With the withdrawal of the Israeli troops and the end of the South
Lebanese Army it should be interesting to watch for the developments
at the radio stn of High Adventure Ministries which is located in the
former security zone now taken over by Hisbollah fighters.

When I checked 6280, 11515 and 11530 kHz yesterday and today I was not
able to hear them. Maybe they are already gone, maybe we might expect the
sign-on of a different radio voice in the near future.
{Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc agdx May 24, 2000}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 10, 2016)

LIBYA   674.9935  HQ prayer performed at 0434 UT on July 12,
powerful S=9+30dB signal strength logged on Zakynthos GRC island.
Nothing heard of 1053.016 kHz LBY Tripoli capital progr.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

MADAGASCAR   5010.806  MDG  Radio Madagasikara, R Nasionaly Malagasy,
center frequency, as usual unstable TX hopping 25 Hertz up and down, at
1746 UT on July 9, S=8 signal. Noted on remote SDR unit of Graham D. Bell,
Simonstown, South Africa Rep.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

MADAGASCAR   11770  MWV Radio - Mahajanga relay, at 2236-2257* UT
on July 9, man with Arabic language religious talks and brief
instrumental and vocal music segments. Another male announcer with
ID and close down announcements at 2256 UT over instrumental music
before carrier was terminated. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 9)

MADAGASCAR   17640  African Pathways R. On Friday on July 01,
by Henry Huffard
<hhuffard -at- worldchristian.org> wrote:

"Dear Mr. Constantinides, Thank you for your email. We are sorry you were
unable to hear our African Pathways (English) broadcast while you were in
South Africa.

The antenna used for the 1800 UT broadcast at 17.640 MHz is not currently
functioning. It is scheduled to be repaired when our engineer returns in
late July. The programs for African Pathways are recorded in various
places, assembled in the USA and broadcast from our station in Madagascar.
KNLS is our other station and it is almost exactly on the opposite side of
the world from Madagascar. Our antenna for the 0400 UT broadcast at
9.480 MHz is operating properly and should give you adequate reception.

Best wishes for you in Cypress.

With kindest regards, Henry Huffard, Sr. Producer, African Pathways
Radio".
(Constantinides-CYP, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

MOLDOVA   Radio Ranginkaman/Rainbow via BaBcoCk July 11
1600-1630  7575 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

NETHERLANDS via RMI Okeechobee USA.
International will present a special two hour program called From the
Radio Netherlands Archives.

The special program will broadcast material from the Radio Netherlands
archives, that has not been heard, since it was originally broadcast.
Material will be from 1947 to 1995 and will include some rare material.
Rare material will be from Jerry Cowan, Dody Cowan, Harry van Gelder,
Eddie Startz, Tom Meijer and many others. Also included will be rare
performances recorded at the wereldomroep of some internationally known
artists.

The program will be presented by Paulette MacQuarrie; producer, editing
will be Keith Perron, who will also do the prologue. This will be the
first of a number of specials. Listeners who write in will also get a
special e-QSL.

North America  0100-0300 UTC Frequency 7570 kHz July 18, 2016.
Europe         0600-0800 UTC Frequency 7780 kHz July 17, 2016

For more information contact PCJ at  <pcj -at- pcjmedia.com>
(Pavel Ivanov, Belgorod-RUS, in "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx",
via RUS-DX #879 July 02)

NIGERIA  7254.9, VoNigeria (tentat), 1810 UT on 8 July 2016. S=3 O=1.
Sprache nicht zu erkennen. Vermutung Nigeria alleine wegen fq-Abweichung.
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX ng July 8)

7254.938  odd frequency sce from Voice of Nigeria Ikorodu site
at 0625 UT on July 2nd, S=8 or -78dBm signal here in Europe, endless
tiring tedious talk by male announcer.  73 wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 2)

PERU   5025, OAX7Q  Radio Quillabamba. In the past week or so I have been
exchanging e-mails with Arianna Diaz who does volunteer work at R
Quillabamba.

Her initial contact was reaching out to foreign listeners of the station
which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Ariana Diaz, who is a Costa Rican volunteer worker at the station,
contacted me, since I sent the station a reception report back in 1987;
she actually obtained my e-mail address seeing an online reception report
to Radio Rhino International a few years ago. Ariana is 29 year old
theologian from Costa Rica, who came to Quillabamba for the first time in
2012. Ariana stayed for 4 months, which were some of the most important
months of her life. That is why she came back this year, to celebrate the
50th anniversary with friends.

Ariana does some volunteer work with the Dominican friars in the parish
(visiting rural communities) and also helps with some tasks at the radio
station.

She is not an on air person, but instead helps with the 50th anniversary
activities organization and working with another girl on some videos for
the radio's social networks.

She recognizes that radio has been vital for the local communities'
development in this region of Peru, "every single person on this place has
a lot of experiences related somehow to the radio's work."

She mentioned that "there have been some important problems with our
shortwave antenna that have affected our coverage. This is a great shame,
because some of the native cultures deep in the Amazon used to listen to
us and now they can't ... Our current director has been working hard to
solve those problems."

The director when I wrote to the station was Padre Rufino.
She tells me that "Padre Rufino is right now in Spain, because he has been
a little bit sick. But I understand that he is coming back to Peru in the
next weeks."

R Quillabamba's actual director is Padre Luis Ricardo Villegas. He is a
young Peruvian man, and he is doing a great job, as well as all the radios
employees.Currently, we are making arrangements to do a video of some sort
with a 50th anniversary congratulatory message for R Quillabamba.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 6)

SAO TOME/BRAZIL  bad mixture on 6180 kHz in July 12 morning.

6179.994 odd fq VoA French via Sao Tome island
noted at 0545 UT on July 12, S=9+15dB here in Germany,
scheduled 0530-0630 UT, - and co-channel

6180.025 kHz RNB from Brasilia, S=9+10dB.

6040 co-channel Vo Turkey Emirler in Turkish, 6040.016 kHz and also
6040.766 kHz ZYJ200 RB2 Curitiba PR, S=6 in Germany at 0552 UT on July 12.

Nothing heard from CLM Alcaravan R, Puerto Lleras, on 5910 kHz

But on 6010.052 kHz a very tiny poor string visible, likely
Brazilian ZYE521 of Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG.
0600 UT on July 12.

nothing heard of Chad 6165v kHz,
- nor R Kaduna Nigeria 6089.v this July 12 morning.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020, SIBC, on July 7 with special extended broadcast to
celebrate their *38 anniversary of * *independence*; 1203 UT (after a long
National Anthem), continued on with non-stop Pacific Islands music and
songs, except for occasional announcements sending out congratulations to
the good people of Solomon Islands and to the government.

Never any station IDs, so not sure if just an extension of special SIBC
programming or a special relay of Wantok FM; commercial announcements from
Solomon Islands Airlines and a IT service who "wish to convey to the
government and people of our beloved nation, Solomon Islands, a happy
38 anniversary of independence ... God bless the Solomon Islands"; still
being heard at tune out of 1318. My local sunrise was at 1256 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7)

SOLOMON ISLANDS  [non-log]  SIBC - Voice of the Nation was off the air on
both 5020 and 9545 kHz, at 1115 UT on July 11. Too much partying during
their July 7 Independence Day celebration? Also confirmed not broadcasting
today by Hiroyuki Komatsubara and John Wilkins.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

SOMALIA [?? tentativelly]   7750-USB UNID African.

Although not the former frequency, is it possible this is a re-emergence
of the former (and short-lived) Radio Puntland?  Just a thought ...
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, dxld / DXplorer July 11)

Yes, - I guess also Puntland transmission ...  wb df5sx

cusb 7749.996 kHz measured carrier + usb mode,
tiny poor S=5 or -92dBm signal
in Madrid, Spain;
Genua Italy,
and Switzerland remote units, at 1920 UT July 11.

Listen attached recording, best signal from 01min 28sec onwards.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 11)

Re:  7750-USB UNID African

Unfortunately local thunderstorms disturb reception of this mysterious
station. Here in Remscheid as well as via Twente Univ. the station was
intelligible on 7750 kHz in USB (used bandwidth: 3.5 kHz) with talks by OM
and YL and some pieces of music. Signal strength varied between -95dBm and
-80 dBm.

Due to the very high noise level it could sound like any language and any
music style. Hard to confirm or to refute any suggestion ... I do not have
enough experience with audio cleaning software to edit the cut.

I also tried remote receivers in Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands,
Germany and Slovakia. In Bratislava signal was severely disturbed by local
noise but definitely a station on that freq. The other receivers - nothing
audible.

When I I resumed listening to 7750 kHz at 1940 UTC the station was gone
(sign off?).
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld July 11)

Please the results of observations on 7750 USB kHz with tiny signal of
(most likely) some African or beamed to Africa station in vernacular with
talks, comments and folk songs - heard on:

26 June 2016 at 1958 UT;
29 June at 0348 UT;
05 July with close down at 1756 UT;
06 July at 1705 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, dxld July 8)

I monitored this channel on Saturday 9th and listening again just now:

On Saturday from 1757 to 1920 UT it was equally weak all the time, best on
WebSDRs in Poland, now on Monday I didn't catch anything until 1924 and at
1926 UT the signal got significantly stronger. My favourite SDR in Poland
is defunct at the moment, now receiver "Odenwald" seems to be the best
choice.

On Saturday, there was long talk in unid language and vocal+flute-
dominated music. Now it sounds a bit like HoA during short music bridges -
but not 100% sure. Taking also into account Ivo's list of reception times,
I would rate the  north-eastern part of Africa as most likely. I'll stick
to that for a while.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld July 11)

Re:  7750-USB UNID African.
Hi, similar results here. On Saturday 9th was listening past 1800 UT and
Sunday 10th until 1700 UT. Me too got impression that the language and
music was from HOA area. I may have heard couple of mentions of
"Somaliiya", but not sure.
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, dxld July 11)

HISTORY - Puntland Radio :
SOMALIA   Puntland Radio. (cf. WRTH 2015 p. 358) is back on shortwave,
testing irregularly with 10 kW AM/U on 13800 kHz 0600-1800 UT and 6160 kHz
at 0300-0600 UT, times variable.

Email contact address: <puntlandradio1 -at- gmail.com>
(WRTH A-15 Update June 25, 2015)

SOMALIA   [PUNTLAND province]  13800-cusb mode  Today Oct 12 at 1558+ UT,
talk, mentioning Somalia a few times at 1600+ UT, likely in Somali
then into traditional music. Quite strong on Italian remote receivers at
1600 UT, not so here in Germany. Signal declining, almost inaudible at
1645 UT not checked later. Not heard recently.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Oct 12, 2015)

Further reported two years ago: A 25 kW transmitter had been ordered from
Elcor in 2009, it was unfinished when this company went bust and has been
completed by an Italian company called Res Ingenium. The antenna they
built for this transmitter is a 26 metres tall double-cone.

And it's just one transmitter, so obviously 13800 kHz day and 6160 kHz
night. Back in 2013 the nighttime frequency had been given as 6140 kHz
instead, so it could be worth to keep an ear on it if never anything
appears on 6160 kHz.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld May 1, 2015)

I've heard from a contact in Puntland itself that the frequencies are
13800 kHz daytime and 6160 kHz (sic) at night. That might be a typo for
the 6140 kHz reported by Mauno below, or perhaps they are testing both
6140 and 6160 kHz.

My contact said the station is still in test mode, and only airing music,
but will launch regular programming on 20 April, 2013.
(Chris Greenway-UK, dxld Apr 16, 2013)

Re: April 28 - Puntland Radio.
Here is Dave Valko's outstanding reception today of Radio Puntland One,
from 1315 to 1319 UT April 28, with clear ID in English.

Puntland Radio One from Somalia during the micro-DXpedition
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbGsR4yB0t0&feature=youtu.be>

Again, here is Puntland Radio One on 13800 kHz while the Beverage antenna
was being unrolled from 1315-1319 UT. The ID routine conveniently ...
View on www.youtube.com
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28, 2013)

SWITZERLAND   Antennen Monte Ceneri 558 kHz werden im Juli abgebaut.

Ich habe gerade (July 7) im Radioforum Schweiz die Info entdeckt,
dass der MW-Sender Monte Ceneri in den naechsten Wochen abgebaut wird.

Im untenstehenden Link ist die Textinfo und ein Bericht  des Schweizer RSI
TV zu sehen, allerdings auf italienisch

<http://radioforum.foren.mysnip.de/read.php?11947,1371436>

Inzwischen gibt es weitere Details zu diesem Thema:

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2016/cima_di_dentro.html>

(Juergen via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 7 / 10)

SYRIA   783 mediumwave.
I confirm that Syria is still alive on 783 kHz. The station was heard here
in the South of Italy on 9 July at 2300 UT with station identification
announcement. The signal was good with Syria dominant over co-channel COPE
Miramar from Spain.
(Antonello Napolitano Taranto-ITA  <dxfanzine@yahoo.com>   dxld July 10)

Yesterday June 14, Egypt was on 777 kHz and Syria was also on as the
strongest station on 783 kHz.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld June 15)

In the news section of  <www.mediumwave.info>  we discussed the Egyptian
faulty transmitter's move from 774 to 777 khz in details. Please, check it
also.

Currently 783 kHz Syrian transmitter does not work, but it worked 2-3 days
ago when I checked in Budapest, Hungary.
(Tibor Gaal-HNG, dxld June 15)

I remember hearing 567 and 666 kHz last winter with good reception on the
remote receiver in the West Bank, but there was no trace of even a carrier
when checked at 1200 UT today.

783 kHz is still there, but sounding very weak, and reception for some
listeners will be further spoilt by the powerful (and distorted) Egyptian
that has moved up from 774 to 777 kHz.

During the winter, 783 kHz used to be a regular in the UK even on a
portable receiver.
(Chris Greenway-UK, dxld June 15)

SYRIA/SPAIN   783 kHz mediumwave. On 13 July 2016 at 0220-0230 UT:

Checking for Syria at the University Twente Netherlands remote web
receiver, I found a dominant Spanish station from Barcelona
{Boel EAMWG list: COPE Miramar, Ctra. Consería (Barcelona) (50kW) -
Spanish and Catalan programmes; Regional programmes, wb.}

a n d  another programme in the background
{most probably from Syria,  wb.}.

It was clearly not in // with
<http://live.rtv.gov.sy/RDimshq.aspx?live=1>

but seemed to be in "parallel" (time delay) with

<http://live.rtv.gov.sy/RShabab.aspx?live=1>

(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 13)

{answer to Ydun Ritz-DEN, - Dear Ydun, thank you for your enquiry,
because it may help avoiding confusion. There were two stations present:
the Spanish or if you prefer Catalan station

<http://www.cope.es/menu/emisoras/barcelona/barcelona>

and a music programme which was not Radio Damascus which had religious
chanting at the time, but was very much like Voice of the People, as
checked against their webstreams. Kind regards, Hj. July 13}

TUNISIA   630even  TUN  RTT Tunis Djedeida, Arabic singer, S=9+15dB at
0448 UT on July 12.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

U.K.   Reading International Radio Group meeting.

The next meeting of the Reading International Radio Group will be on
Saturday July 23 in Room 3, Reading International Solidarity Centre,
35-39 London Street, Reading, 2.30 to 5 p.m.

We will be talking about:

The inside story of Radio Atlantico del Sur, a Spanish language radio
station operated by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of its
psychological operations campaign conducted for Operation Corporate -
the recapture of the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion
in April 1982, from a recent Kindle book by the man who ran it - Neil
Blake, first managing director of Radio 210, together with details of
his work after that on clandestine radio stations to Cambodia later in
the 1980's.

The history of cross-border medium and shortwave radio station
Radio Clube de Mozambique as well as other radio-related items and
audio extracts.

All are welcome, email me for more details at barraclough.mike at
gmail dot com or phone 01462 643899.
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng July 11)

U.K.   BBC Monitoring

Hi Glenn, BBCM still monitors a number of radio stations, both at
Caversham and at its many overseas offices. But the great majority of them
are received using satellite or online feeds, along with local FM signals
(and perhaps MF in a vanishing number of cases) where we have a suitably
located office. Most of the radio stations we listen to are domestic
services. But even in the case of international broadcasters, most have
been available on satellite and/or online for some years.

At Caversham, we have retained a residual HF and MF capability using Icom
R8500 receivers and non-directional active antennas. The antennas at
Caversham I referred to in that interview were large traditional ones
known as quandrant aerials (omni-directional). They were dismantled in the
1980s.

Our receiving station at Crowsley Park, near Caversham, retained a very
full set of rhombics and Beverages until they were all taken down two
years ago. For the record, here are the aerials listed by bearing, moving
clockwise from due North:

37R (meaning a rhombic pointing at 37 degrees), 40B (meaning a Beverage
pointing at 40 degrees), 57R, 60R, 60B, 77R, 80B, 90R, 100B, 120B, 125R,
140B, 163B, 170R, 180B, 190R, 200B, 230B, 250B, 289B, 340B.

Although the aerials were taken down in 2014, you can still see many of
them (in particular the tall masts used for the rhombics) on Google Earth
imagery and work out which is which using the bearings given above. Note
for example the rhombics pointing at 37, 57 and 77 degrees, which were
mainly used for SW reception from the USSR.

There were once also two sets of curtain arrays, both on bearings of
109/289. (Two sets, for space diversity reception.) 289 is the bearing
from here for eastern North America (Greenville is 285 and Sackville is
289), and the curtains were built for picking up VOA/RCI and feeding the
audio to Woofferton or elsewhere to be relayed. The curtains could also be
operated in reverse mode, i.e. 109 degrees, which was ideal for much of
Europe and the Middle East.

You can still see one of the curtains on Google Earth. The curtains had
massive gain and excellent front-to-back characteristics.
(Chris Greenway-UK, BrDXC-UK yg  July 8)

An interview with me on Radio Berkshire on 6 July:
Chris Greenway discusses BBC Monitoring (7:27)

Chris Greenway on the Anne Diamond show on BBC Radio Berkshire,
discussing BBC Monitoring. BBC Radio Berkshire 6th July 2016, 1242 BST
Anne Diamond

<https://audioboom.com/boos/4788206-chris-greenway-discusses-bbc-monitoring>

A feature on BBC Monitoring's history (not written by me):
Caversham Park: End of an era for BBC listening station - BBC News

After 75 years in Berkshire, BBC Monitoring is moving from Caversham Park
to London. Here is the story of the stately home at the centre of
internation...

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-36712152>
(BBC Monitoring, July 8)

U.K.   Radio Dandal Kura International via BaBcoCk FMO & BRC, July 12
0700-0800  15480 WOF 250 kW 165 deg to WeAF Kanuri language.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

USA   9955  FG Radio via WRMI Okeechobee-FL-USA, at 2300-2315 UT on July
9, after an Allen Graham ID for WRMI FG Radio opened with IDs in English
and French languages. However, instead of news program a series of pop
music tunes were played with IDs and mention of Famagusta-Gazette for
news. Ended with religious program opening up after their fifteen minutes
was up. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 9)

USA   7780  on July 8 at 0218 UT, as I start my 7 MHz bandscan downward,
NO signal from this WRMI #3 BS, so a little less toxic algae from
Okeechobee, hi. I check all the others and find WRMI, mostly BS, still
transmitting on 5015, 5765, 5850, 5950, 5985, 6855, 7570, 7730, 9395,
9955, 11530, 11580 kHz. That accounts for all 13 transmitters, as only
one, #7 is not scheduled to be on air at night, just 21675 kHz for Radio
Africa in daytime (which is barely audible any more with abysmal solar
flux).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 8)

USA   5015even USA  RMI BC Overcomer, rather weak signal in Alberta-CAN
SDR unit. At 0315 UT on July 8 as S=7 or -78dBm.

5765even USA  RMI, talk/question px on earthquake, 9 magnitude cascade,
at 0324 UT on July 8, Brother Stair answer in word of God.
S=9+20dB signal in Edmonton Alberta CAN unit. // 5850even 5950even RMI BS.

5829.985 USA  Chapter 16 talk of WTWW at 0328 UT. S=9 signal.

5889.994 USA  WWCR Overcomer BS, S=9+10dB, terrible screamer bawler
Prayer...

5910even F    NHK Radio Japan Japanese via TDF Issoudun bcast center,
at 0334 UT on July 8, S=9 or -71dBm in Alberta CAN.

5920even USA  WHRI nice violine orchestra music. S=9+10dB
or -63dBm signal. at 0339UT on July 8.

5939.856 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, at 0340 UT, Portuguese sermon talk.

5985even USA  RMI Okeechobee, relay of R TWN International Spanish,
at 0344 UT on July 8, poor S=7 or -84dBm signal of backlobe
from Florida bcast center into northern Alberta CAN.

6040.773 BRA  Radio RB2, BrasPortuguese talk by male.
0351 UT on July 8, S=6 or -89dBm signal.

6065even MDG  AWR from Madagascar relay site, S=6 signal, 0352 UT.

6069.975 odd signal from CFRX Toronto, English presenter at 0354 UT.
Talk phone-in about black people working in factories.
Concern matter about stolen goods and hijacking and kidnapping.

Two domestic Canadian relays heard on both location in MA-NY US east
coast remote SDr units, as well as in Edmonton Alberta CAN
around 0405 UT on July 8th.

6159.972 kHz stronger inside US and West coast from CKZU Vancouver
lower mainland.
6159.956 kHz CKZN St. Johns isl. heard at S=8 level in NY_NJ_DC_MA
US east coast.

6175even USA  VoVietnam Spanish service via Furman SC Cypress Creek
relay site, S=9+15dB signal strength at 0409 UT on July 8.

6180.021 BRA  RNB Brasilia, phone-in program to elder people
at 0412 UT on July 8, S=9+30dB or -43dBm signal on NY-NJ-MA remote
SDR unit on east coast network. BUZZY audio kind so far from southern
hemisphere skip/hop/propagation condition.

6184.994 odd signal from XEPPM Radio Educacion Mexico City.
Poor S=5-6 or -88dBm signal at 0416 UT on July 8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

USA   12105  on July 8 at 2040 UT, WTWW-3 is S9 but dead air, instead of
Bibling; 9930 kHz is off instead of Dave Ramsey. 9475 kHz on with SFAW at
S=9+10dB. Next check July 9 at 0105 UT, 12105 kHz is off, 9475 kHz is
S=9+25dB.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 8)

USA   WRNO New Orleans back on 7505vv! kHz

7505.014  Noted WRNO with station ID at 0251 UT on July 8 on remote SDR
unit in Edmonton Alberta. Stable frequency so far, no wandering could be
traced tonight.

2 x 15 kHz broad wide signal, nice audio.

Talk by two woman, "what you are reading...",
Mrs. Rose-Mary co-presenter, talk on Goodness of God. S=9+35dB signal.

Others in 41mb in NoAM

7315.005 USA  WHRI S=9+15dB
7385.004 USA  WHRI Harvest Show?, S=9+40dB much stronger.
              talk at 0245 UT by two woman about God.
7489.919 USA  WBCQ at 0249 UT on July 8, S=9 signal in Alberta-CAN.
              talk about $ price level, finances theme, on phone in,
              followed by BS at 0250 UT.
7570even USA  RMI carried BC Overcomer Ministry S=9+35dB at 0257 UT July 8
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

USA   7505vv, July 9 at 0116 UT, WRNO is on again, S=9+35dB, shoutout
during 'The Haven' to Matthew Oglethorpe in Louisiana (Shreveport, I
believe, so how is intrastate propagation?) and the frequency won't hold
still for me to measure it, as high as 7505.22 kHz, but at 0119 UT on
7504.93 kHz; considerably weakening at 0134 UT, on 7505.11 kHz as the skip
is lengthening?

Reads only S=9+15dB, gospel rock; 0137 UT quoting Robert Mawire (the
current owner). Meanwhile, Dave Zantow in Wisconsin had e-mailed Allan
Weiner on 7490 kHz, complaining that WRNO was splattering on WBCQ (altho
not a problem here: see separate WBCQ log).

USA  [to UGANDA target]   15239.780 kHz, Sat July 9 at 1823 UT check,
WWRB is still clandestining with presumed Radio Munansi, speaker in
Luganda(?) at S9 but some fading. I challenge anyone in Uganda
to pick this up.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 9)

WWRB 15240 kHz. You got to wonder where the engineer is.
Too bad they had some good African music at 1610 UTC but has gone
haywire for over 10 minutes.
(Mick Delmage, hcdx July 2)

15239.972  odd frequency, WWRB Morrison TN USA,
heard in some African language, 1700-1900 UT
{Radio Munansi Sat/Sun in Ugandan, according Aoki database in Nagoya
Japan}.

African modern music noted at 1728 UT, followed by spoken part around at
1731 UT, noted Uganda, USA, South Africa.
S=9+15dB or -59dBm signal, heard on remote US MI Detroit unit.

Clear spoken part, nice audio. 14.8 kHz wide audio peak visible on screen.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 2)

9329.897-CUSB,  Saturday July 9 at 2301 UT, WBCQ starting playback of last
night's 'Allan Weiner Worldwide', so it's filling in for something else
missing? Maybe originally, but now AWWW is on the 9330 kHz schedule. After
0000 UT on Sunday July 10, I've switched from the R-75 to the NRD-545 and
remeasure this at 0005 UT during Blalock the Tourette blaster:
9329.78 kHz.

(7489.9-AM), UT Sunday July 10 at 0455 UT, 'Open Your Eyes [,] People',
YL gospel huxter on worldwide ego-trip before the imminent apocalypse. I
could hear WBCQ on SW, but more convenient now on webcast prior to new
show 'Dead Frog Radio' Allan has been publicizing for 04-05 UT Sundays.
Starts with parody of kids Pledging Allegiance to kill all the other kids
in the world; 'Dead Puppies' song; some homosexual songs including 'God
Hates Fags'. DJ says, "I sing in a prison a cappella group", and more
frenetic off-the-wall stuff, call-ins. It's considerably raunchier than
'Weekend Radio' I heard just before it on WCLV, KUCO.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 10)

USA   re Glenn Hauser log July 7 / 8 - WRNO.

Hi Glenn, I have been helping Larry Thom, chief engineer of WRNO. Larry
has an Elcor transmitter similar to mine. He has been off the air for some
time due to transmitter problems as well as health problems. Larry and I
have been in touch and working out the problems with the transmitter. We
just got WRNO back on the air minutes ago. I set up my test equipment to
monitor the signal and have been able to talk Larry in as he adjusted his
audio processor. WRNO never sounded better. The frequency is 7505 KC. The
Elcor is being driven by a Collins T-368 which is doing a fine job for a
60 year old transmitter. Check out 7505 KC see what you think.
(Jon Gorski, KJES, 0024 UT July 7, via dxld)

Jon, received after WOR 1833 was completed. And I don't hear it at 0113
UT. Will it be back on later tonight? The 'new' WRNO certainly never
reached its potential with only 3 hours a day, off-frequency and at times
awful modulation (Glenn to Jon, 0116 UT July 7 via dxld)

Glenn, we just got it back tonight. And are still tuning and testing. But
it will get better. Larry has been at it all day, so not sure he will be
back tonight. His regular transmitter operator is off. When the regular
operator returns, he will need to be trained on the T-368 driver. I helped
Larry fine tune the audio processor, so some improvement there. Still have
a frequency drift problem that he will get solved. Baby steps at first.
But it will come together.

Larry is lucky to be able to work in the heat of the transmitter shack. He
just got out of the hospital after surgery for kidney stones. He says it
takes a while to get back to full strength. Also trouble with rain in the
T-368. Not a cloud for three states around when he loaded the T-368
transmitter on his pickup truck. But as soon as he started loading, a
little black cloud opened up on him and hung around pouring an inch of
rain on him and the T-368. Took all day to dry it out and get it operating
again. Some days ya just can't get a break. Larry's doing his best; wish
him luck.
(Jon Gorski, KJES, 0150 UT July 7, dxld)

It's just the daily life of a transmitter engineer slaving over a hot
transmitter. Larry Thom, WRNO chief engineer, says he will have to teach
his transmitter op. the new stuff. He still has some fine "tweaking to do"
but he will get it right.
(Jon Gorski, KJES, 0350 UT July 7, dxld)

So the next night from before 0000 UT, I have the R75 with BFO set to
7504-USB. Cuts on at *0100 UT and I file this to the dxld yg at 0115 UT:

WRNO is back on the air from *0100 UT July 8, 7505v. Frequency is varying
considerably as they are tweaking it, like 7505.130, 7505.390, 7504.990 in
the next few minutes. Every time I try to measure it, it's jumping or
VFOing. ID from Fort Worth, Texas studio, gospel music. Jon Gorski is
helping them get back on the air and tells me they started testing last
night. More details to follow.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 7)

July 8 (UT) - Thanks to your alert, tuned in WRNO at 0321, on about
7505.0 kHz and heard the start of the "Dr. Dennis" (Sempebwa) program
"The Gathering"; fair, with QRN (summertime static).

Had some correspondence with Larry Thom back in 2010, but after that my
emails to him bounced back, so I assumed incorrectly that he had left the
station. Good to know he is still there.

Glenn, suspect you heard Mike & Lorie Randle with "The Haven."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

I resume monitoring on the NRD-545 at 0149 UT on July 8:

7505.19  kHz is S=9+40dB with good modulation. Contact info is being
given, including wrnoradio @... also they have an app: WRNO. Asking for
reports; they want to know who is listening from which countries. 'Haven'
also mentioned, program name or part of one? By 0158 UT it's closer to
7505.25 kHz; canned ID at 0200 UT mentioning from transmitter site in New
Orleans, Louisiana; 0201 UT starting 'Marantha Radio' preaching and I tune
out until another check at 0239 UT when it's about 7505.026 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 8)

Following our tip, Wolfgang Bueschel replies,

"USA  7505.014  Noted WRNO with station ID at 0251 UT on July 8 on remote
SDR unit in Edmonton Alberta. Stable frequency so far, no wandering noted.
2 x 15 kHz broad wide signal, nice audio. Talk by two women, "what you are
reading...", Mrs. Rose-Mary co-presenter, talk on Goodness of God.
S=9+35dB signal".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

USA   7504.991  WRNO late ON AIR this European morning, at 0400-0418 UT on
July 12, but was OFF air when checked again at 0419 UT. S=9+15dB more than
fair signal across the Atlantic. But likely the *TX was not stable*,
wandered 2-3 Hertz upwards.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 12)

7505.00  on July 12 at 0109 UT, WRNO is off again tonight - but recheck at
0128 UT, now it's on at S=9+45dB, presumably the 'Haven' show discussing a
murder, somewhat undermodulated. Dave Zantow in the boresight of WRNO,
Janesville WI tells me he is still getting so much splatter that it QRMs
7490 kHz WBCQ. I could hear splatter down to 7495 kHz, but enough of WBCQ
7490 kHz at S=9+40dB to hold its own here.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld June 12)

USA   Good signal of Brother HySTAIRical via WHRI Angel 1, July 2
1300-1400  17815 HRI 250 kW 85 deg to CeAF English Sat/Sun
1400-1500  17815 HRI 250 kW 85 deg to CeAF English Sat, LIVE
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 2)

17815.009 kHz   At 1310 UT noted BS on WHRI, July 3.
Only S=6 or -91dBm in southern Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 3)

ZAMBIA   5914.991  odd fq, one of the very seldom heard NBC Radio 1
program here in central Europe, is a long path across the African
continent. But - noted on remote SDR unit of Graham D. Bell, Simonstown,
South Africa Rep.

At 1735 UT on July 9 endless talk by female presenter, tiring tedious
boring program. S=9+5 dB signal in nearby RSA remote.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 9)

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Log of reception in Edmonton Alberta CAN remote unit on July 8.

USA   5015even USA  RMI BC Overcomer, rather weak signal in Alberta-CAN
SDR unit. At 0315 UT on July 8 as S=7 or -78dBm.

5765even USA  RMI, talk/question px on earthquake, 9 magnitude cascade,
at 0324 UT on July 8, Brother Stair answer in word of God. S=9+20dB
signal in Edmonton Alberta CAN unit. // 5850even 5950even RMI BS.

5829.985 USA  Chapter 16 talk of WTWW at 0328 UT. S=9 signal.

5889.994 USA  WWCR Overcomer BS, S=9+10dB, terrible screamer bawler
Prayer...

5910even F   NHK Radio Japan Japanese via TDF Issoudun bcast center,
at 0334 UT on July 8, S=9 or -71dBm in Alberta CAN.

5920even USA  WHRI nice violine orchestra music. S=9+10dB or -63dBm.
0339UT

5939.856 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, at 0340 UT, Portuguese sermon talk.

5985even USA  RMI Okeechobee, relay of R TWN International Spanish,
at 0344 UT, poor S=7 or -84dBm signal of backlobe from Florida into
Edmonton Alberta CAN unit.

6040.773 BRA  Radio RB2, BrasPortuguese talk by male. 0351 UT, S=6 -89dBm.

6065even AWR from Madagascar, S=6 signal, 0352 UT.

6069.975 odd signal from CFRX Toronto, English presenter at 0354 UT.
Talk phone-in about black people working in factories. Concern matter
about stolen goods and hijacking and kidnapping.

Two domestic Canadian relays heard on both location in MA-NY US east
coast, as well as in Edmonton Alberta CAN around 0405 UT July 8th.

6159.972 kHz stronger inside US and West coast from CKZU Vancouver lower
mainland.
6159.956 kHz CKZN St. Johns isl. heard at S=8 level in NY_NJ_DC_MA east
coast.

6175even VoVietnam Spanish via Furman SC Cypress Creek relay site,
S=9+15dB signal strength at 0409 UT.

6180.021  BRA  RNB Brasilia, phone-in program to elder people at 0412 UT
on July 8, S=9+30dB or -43dBm signal on NY-NJ-MA remote SDR unit on east
coast network.
BUZZY audio kind so far from southern winter skip / hop condition.

6184.994 odd signal from XEPPM Radio Educacion Mexico City. poor S=5-6
or -88dBm signal at 0416 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 8)

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HAM Radio 2016 in Bildern, von Christoph Ratzer aus Salzburg.
Viel Spass beim "Rundgang".

<http://ratzer.at/galerien/ham-radio-2016>

Hamradio 2016 images aus der Schweiz

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(Juergen, July 11)
 

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Michael Bethge



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