WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1269 27 Sept 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

by Rick Lindquist, ARRL

Let the conspiracy theories resume! Alaska's High-Frequency Active Auroral
Research Program (HAARP) facility will reopen in 2017. The sprawling
facility now is under the ownership of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
(UAF), and the UAF Geophysical Institute is preparing HAARP for a new
sponsored research campaign that's set to begin early next year, UAF
Researcher Chris Fallen, KL3WX, told ARRL.

"This involves, for example, reinstalling the vacuum tubes in each of the
10 kW amplifiers - eventually 360 in total - that were removed by the US
Air Force [the facility's former owner] for warm storage in the main
facility," Fallen said. He later clarified that's just one-half of the
720 tubes required to equip all of HAARP's transmitters. "For the first
campaign we will only be bringing half of the array online, as we will
only have half the tubes installed," he explained. "It's a long process
and we have limited resources."

He noted that the transmitter shelters have been unheated since the
previous campaign in the summer of 2014. "The five generators -
approximately 3 MW each - have recently been tested individually and are
verified operational."

Fallen said the HAARP ionosonde (DPS4D "Digisonde") will be brought back
online. "Some instruments on site need to be repaired or replaced," he
said. Those would include riometers and a UHF radar. "Optical instruments
will be brought back. The flux-gate magnetometer is operational again."

Fallen said other researchers are planning to install instruments at the
science pads. "We are still investigating models for increasing Amateur
Radio involvement with HAARP, which, in addition to announcing operating
schedules, can potentially include hosting one or more ham stations on or
near the science pads," he said.

UAF describes HAARP as "the world's most capable high-power, high-
frequency transmitter for study of the ionosphere." Built in three phases,
starting in the early 1990s and continuing through 2007, at a cost of some
$300 million, HAARP over the years has inspired a wide range of conspiracy
theories that became grist for late-night radio talk shows. Some have
claimed that HAARP's transmitters and 30-acre antenna farm - capable of
generating up to 5 GW ERP - have been used to control the weather, while
others have argued that HAARP has caused earthquakes.

The FCC recently granted two Part 5 Experimental Service licenses for
HAARP ionospheric research "across multiple bands." WI2XFX will cover
experiments in discrete parts of the HF spectrum, including 2650-2850;
3155-3400; 4438-4650; 4750-4995; 5005-5450; 5730-5950, and 7300-8100 kHz.
A second Experimental license, WI2XDV, covers ionospheric research between
1 and 40 MHz
[WOR #1843]

UAF is hosting an open house at HAARP, located near Gakona, Alaska, on
Aug. 27. The event will feature facility tours, a mobile planetarium, a
permafrost exhibit, science demonstrations and talks, and barbecue. Fallen
will deliver a free science lecture on Friday, August 26, at the Wrangell-
St Elias National Park Visitor Center Auditorium, "Radio Modification of
the Ionosphere, and Who Uses This HAARP Thing Anyway?" in partnership with
the Wrangell Institute for Science and the Environment (WISE).

HAARP is aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere.
Operation of the research facility was transferred from the US Air Force
to the University of Alaska Fairbanks last August, allowing HAARP to
continue exploring ionospheric phenomena via a land-use cooperative
research and development agreement.
(Sept CIDX Messenger via dxld Sept 14)

YouTube Video of the Month: What HAARP is and everything it's used for


It was announced this month that the HAARP installation in Alaska will be
re-activated in 2017. We have the story in this month's "What's News".
This hour-long documentary explains what HAARP is, as well it speculates
on what the site is actually being used for.
(via Sept CIDX Messenger via dxld Sept 14)

ALBANIA   BUZZ audio signal - as usual.
9854.970 kHz Radio Tirana Shijak in Albanian language towards
GB and IRL, North America (CAN and USA). At 2315 UT on Sept 22.

S=6-7 or -92dBm distorted signal here in western Europe.

and - 12 x 100 Hertz apart distance BUZZ peaks,
either sideband, and a single 50 Hertz tone too.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

ANGOLA   4949.730  odd fq of Radio Nacional Angola, across the Indian
Ocean path into remote SDR unit at Colombo Ceylon island. S=6 at 0115 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

ARGENTINA   15345.120 kHz  centered at 1150 UT on Sept 23, noted on remote
SDR rx at Detroit MI-USA. Wandered up to x.140 kHz and down to x.110 kHz.
Signal on poor tiny threshold level S=4 or -99dBm, scheduled according
Aoki Nagoya Japan fq list, Jap 11-12, and Port 12-13 UT, but heard only
time pips of 12 UT above noise.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)


A new stage begins in the history of RAE, that will transform from
updating the identity of our international signal.

Among the news to share, there's the decision to maintain presence on the
shortwave frequencies of 15345 and 11710 kHz, which are broadcast from the
transmission plant located in General Pacheco. Currently, we're facing
some technical problems with regard to modulation, but we'll face the
challenge of fixing this and increase our presence on the shortwaves.

We'll keep on transmitting in eight languages, now with a homogenous
programming, that will be coherent with regard to contents, with the
specific contribution of each language considering particular
characteristics. RAE's new stage will feature programs Mondays through

Each language will have a daily 55-minute broadcast on the shortwaves,
with one daily re-run.

In addition, the daily show will be available on the new website of RAE,
where the program will be on streaming 24 hours a day.

Specific applications for RAE will be developed for mobile devices and on
a second stage, podcasts and RAE content broadcast by local stations in
other countries. The most recent shows will also be available to download
on demand.

Another innovation are the six channels of Argentine music available on
RAE's website, organized by genre: Tango, Folk, Rock, Pop, Jazz and
Classical, that will play music 24 hours, with playlist in constant
expansion and a radio sound, that's to say, with a presentation of songs,
that will provide additional data about the tunes.

This way, listeners will be able to enjoy at any time of the day the best
works by artists such as Charly Garcia, Yupanqui, Piazzolla, Sandro,
Malosetti, La Camerata Bariloche, announced in various languages, with a
radio format. This is part of the new design of what we call DIGITAL RAE.

The daily programs of RAE cover various topics developed jointly by the
new production team of RAE as well as the language teams. After the news
bulletin, with the inclusion of music and bite-sized features about
various topics.

In addition, we'll now have a new interval ID signal.

The schedule for our station in all languages now will be:

MONDAY:    Our Football/Argentine Tango
TUESDAY:   Argentines Without Borders / La Folklorica
WEDNESDAY: The Conversation/Argentine Roads
THURSDAYS: Welcome/Science and Technology
FRIDAYS:   Multi-Sports Center/Histories in Common

On Saturdays, a SUMMARY OF THE WEEK will be broadcast, followed
by ACTUALIDAD DX.COM.AR, the new segment dedicated to DXing, radio,
media and information technology.

This program will be produced and presented in Spanish by ARNALDO SLAEN
and RAE'S director, LUIS MARIA BARASSI, featuring news about radio and
technologies applied to communication, plus audio files, interviews,
etcetera. The program will have an average duration of 25-30 minutes.

This format will be broadcast also on various languages and will not only
be available on RAE's website, but also in the spaces dedicated to
DX-related content on the web.

Finally, Sundays will be the day of program THE BRIDGE, a weekly space
focused on the contact with listeners, music and interviews. The show will
also pay homage to classics of international broadcasting such as the
STATION OF JOY and similar programs that left their mark in the history of
international radio.

The support of all DXing colleagues, radio ham enthusiasts and fans of the
Short Waves is paramount, in order to spread their messages, emphasize the
importance of the shortwaves as well as the need to increase the presence
on various bands, complementing digital content.

A new stage begins for RAE, ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD, with many ideas and
challenges ahead, a phase in which the participation of all sectors linked
to our field will be key for our growth and for the steps that will

It's important to underline that after many years of being practically
ignored by various administrations, the new stage of Radio Nacional, under
director Ana Gerschenson, and Deputy Director Pablo Ciarliero, includes a
project for RAE, with the participation of the excellent and historic
professionals of RAE, plus the arrival of experts in digital content and
with the incorporation of Adrian Korol, who, beyond his renown for his
work in Radio and TV, is a passionate DXer and Radio Ham fan.

Over the next few days, we'll release the definitive schedule, with
timetables, frequencies and targeted zones for all languages.

The launch of this new phase will be next October 5 at 7PM, at the
Auditorium of Radio Nacional Buenos Aires. We let you know, as well, that
next week a definitive timetable will be released. It's clear that all
ideas, proposals and specially the dissemination to this news will be
greatly appreciated.

73 & DX

Luis Maria Barassi - Director
Adrian Korol - Executive Advisor
( <akorol.rae -at->  via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

ARMENIA   9885  Radio Praha Special 80th Anniversary Special Broadcast via
Short-wave Service (Broker) via Gavar Armenia site. Full data (w/site)
80th anniversary special QSL card, with a Radio Prague 80th anniversary
Button Pin for a postal report to Prague. Reply in 21 days, v/s:

Radio Mi Amigo Special broadcast for July the 21st broadcast via Armenia
site. Rec'ed a reply within an hour, saying they sent out all QSL's. The
verification was just a photo of the staff during the broadcast and the
details but not other verification data. It took 27 days to get a reply.
V/s Captain Kord.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 23)

BENIN   1566  Second medium wave transmitter for TWR Parakou (Benin).

Trans World Radio plans to apply for a second licence for broadcasts from
its present site at Parakou, Benin.

The first transmitter on 1566 kHz went on the air in 2008. Years ago, the
Protestant missionary broadcaster also announced plans for a short wave
transmitter, but this idea was evidently dropped.

The 200 kW-transmitter will broadcast on a medium wave frequency.
Although the frequency is not yet announced.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

BENIN   Nice new G.E. image of 2 March 2012:
Parakou MW TWR 1566 kHz 100 kW location at

09 36 17.62 N  02 39 00.09 E



Join us in seeking God for ministry expansion in West Africa.

Dear praying TWR friends, colleagues and partners,

Some time ago a plan was conceived to extend TWR Africa's broadcasts to
focus more fully on Nigeria in West Africa. Over time God watered the
seeds of this plan until it matured into a firm resolution to see more of
the 180 million people of Nigeria served with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our bold plan sees the installation of a second 200 kW AM transmitter at
the present TWR West Africa Transmitter Station (WATS) along with a
suitable antenna system to cover Nigeria. The granting of a second
broadcast license is therefore critical as it will enable us to broadcast
for more hours to Nigeria and surrounding countries. Imagine the impact
that these broadcasts would have on the people of West Africa but more
specifically on those in northern Nigeria, hotbed of religious radicalism
and also one of the least reached regions on the African continent.

With this prayer appeal we ask that you, our fellow workers in the Gospel,
stand with us for 15 weekdays of earnest and committed prayer for God's
will to be done related to getting a license, building up the transmitter
and starting broadcasts. Thank you dear brothers and sisters, for standing
in this spiritual battle with us. We believe in the power of corporate
prayer before the Throne. May God give us grace and favour! Branko
Bjelajac (D.Sc.)

26 September 2016 (Monday) Pray for God to grant us favour with our
license application. Pray that He will give us favour in the eyes of the

27 September 2016 (Tuesday) Pray that God will ordain things in such a way
that we pass swiftly through the process of license application,
transmitter installation and broadcasting.

28 September 2016 (Wednesday) Pray for God's favour to rest upon a
container with earth moving equipment that is on its way to WATS. Pray
that it will arrive safely and pass through the customs process without

29 September 2106 (Thursday) Pray that God will start preparing the hearts
of millions of potential Nigerian listeners to be reached through the
second MW transmitter.

30 September 2016 (Friday) Bring the WATS team before the Lord for wisdom
as they ramp up their skills and work output in anticipation of the second

Trans World Radio Africa, P.O. Box 4232, Kempton Park, 1620, South Africa
phone + 27 11 974 2885.
(TWR Africa  <news>   Sept 26, 2016

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio, Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 0950 to 1005 UT, om in
Quechua then yl on hour 20 Sept.

6134.82  Radio Santa Cruz, at 2320 to 2337 UT om ID on half hour in lsb
narrow filter with tentative.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

BRAZIL   4875.1  Radio Difusora Roraime - Boa Vista, Brazilian pop vocals
followed by a man announcer with Portuguese talk and sign off
announcements. Group singing of National Anthem at close down. Poor to

4885  Radio Clube do Para - Belem, at 0356-0432 UT on Sept 11, nice
program of Brazilian popular music vocals with full ID and frequency
announcements by a male announcer at 0407 in Portuguese language. Back
into the popular vocal music mode at 0408 UT including Credence Clearwater
Revival montage at 0420 UT. Fair to good signal.

4925.2   Radio Educacao Rural - Tefe, at 0146-0201* UT on Sept 20,
Portuguese language talk by a man announcer followed by one brief song
before close down ID and announcements and carrier terminated. Poor to
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

CANADA   6160v  CBC. It's the time of year on the west coast, that both
CBC flea powered transmitters are heard. Tonight at 01:28, I measure the
two (St. John's and Vancouver mainland) on 6159.976 and 6159.960 kHz.
Often in the Fall, St John's is the stronger emitter by far.
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, DXplorer Sept 18)

COLOMBIA   5910  Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, at 1129 UT strong
carrier, 1130 UT announcer in Spanish, 1135 UT brief music bridge,
on 23 Sept.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

CUBA   4765  Great Latin American music program of Radio Progreso,
probably from Bejucal site ?, S=9+10dB signal into southern Germany.
0152 UT on Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

DENMARK   243.00   on Sept 8 at 0557 UT, Danmarks Radio, Kalundborg Old DR
interval signal, Danish ID: "Du lytter til DR's langbolgesender pa 243
kHz", 0600 P2 news, 0605 morning prayers in Danish from the cathedral of
Copenhagen, bells, voluntary by Niels V. Gade, female priest reads
religious verses, hymn: "Morgenroden sig udstraekker". We look forward to
our last  DSWCI  Annual General Meeting at this station on Oct 8, 2016 !
(Anker Peterson-DNK, via SWB #1859 magazine Sept 25)

EGYPT   774.353 kHz wandered to 774.345 kHz. Powerful Radio Cairo stn HQ
program at 0147 UT on Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   7174.989 ... wandered to x.987 kHz unstable frequency,
played HoA music, but many TX breaks, switched on and off many times
around 0335 to 0355 UT, see also Omdurman Sudan item below. TX hops
3-4 Hertz up and down too. Morning path Eritrea towards Germany is
unstable at S=8-9 or -76dBm fluttery signal.

N O  jamming noted from Ethiopia's NISS security sce this morning Sept 18

B u t  on Sept 22 at 1520 UT, powerful broadband WHITE NOISE jamming from
Ethiopia's NISS:

7174.989 kHz VoBroad Mass Eritrea in Amharic, S=9+5dB or -66dBm signal
observed on remote unit in Doha Qatar ME.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18 / 22)

7175  on Sept 17 at 0357 UT, AM carrier detectable surrounded by loud
noise jamming, sounding suspiciously like DRM. Still same at 0431 UT,
but gone by 0520 UT.

This is listed in WRTH 2016 as Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea,
program 2, 100 kW, irregular (and program 1 on 7200 kHz). 7175 kHz was
first reported reactivated in the local evening of Sept 14. Wolfgang
Bueschel then found the jamming too, presumably by ETHIOPIA. Hey,
Ruxandra, shouldn't your DRM Consortium be promoting this additional
valuable application of DRM noise-producers? BTW, I also had checked after
0400 UT on Sept 15 and did not hear any of these intruders into the
exclusive worldwide 40 hamband; already off?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 18)

ETHIOPIA   6110  Radio Fana - Addis Ababa, at 0341-0409 UT on Sept 14, two
woman talking in the Amharic language. Horn of Africa vocals. Nice ID by a
man followed by news at 0400 UT. Fair to good. Thanks to Ralph Perry tip.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 18)

7236.328 somewhat centered fq, at 1515 UT on Sept 22. But fq was very
unstable, wandered some 10 to 20 Hertz up and down. Acc Aoki Nagoya Japan
list in Tigre language on Thurs, S=7-8 fair signal noted in remote Perseus
list remote stn at Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

ETHIOPIA   5950  Voice of Tigray Revolution, Addis Ababa, at *0257-0338 UT
on Sept 23, familiar IS followed by flutes at 0301 UT and a man
announcer with ID and sign on announcements in Tigrinya language. Tuned
away but came back to hear nice musical programming selections. Fair with
no sign of co-channel WRMI.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

ETHIOPIA   [Target]
{additional frequencies,
due of recent White Noise JAMMING by Ethiopia's NISS security sce}

VoA A-16 schedule changes

Amharic to East Africa
1600-1630  1431DJI
1630-1700  6040SAO   15580BOT, Mon-Fri Amharic, but
1630-1700  6080SAO   15580BOT, Sat/Sun English instead.

1800-1900 12080WOF   12140UDO  13860WOF  15630WOF
          additional 15700LAM
1800-1812 12040LAM   12110KWT
1813-1900 12040KWT   12110LAM

12040 kHz, 2 x 12 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar.

12080 kHz, 2 x 13 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar.

12110 kHz, 2 x 11 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=9+5dB in Doha Qatar.

12140 kHz, 2 x  9 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=9 in Doha Qatar.

13860 kHz, 2 x  9 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=9 in Doha Qatar.

15630 kHz, 2 x 10 kHz wide WHITE NOISE scratching jamming from 18 UTC.
S=8-9 in Doha Qatar.

no jamming observed on 15700 kHz channel.

Oromo to East Africa, only Mons-Fris
1730-1748 12040SAO   12080SAO  12110LAM  12140MEY  13860UDO  15630WOF
1749-1800 12040SAO   12080SAO  12110LAM  12140UDO  13860UDO  15630WOF
1730-1800 additional 15700LAM

Tigrinya to East Africa, only Mons-Fris
1900-1913 12040LAM   12080DHA  12110BOT  13860DHA  15630WOF  15700LAM
1914-1930 12080DHA   12110LAM  12140BOT  13860DHA  15630WOF  15700LAM
          additional 12040SAO
(IBB VoA Sept 24)

1630-1700  6040 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to EaAF Amharic Mon-Fri VoA
          15580 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to EaAF Amharic Mon-Fri VoA

1630-1700  6080 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to WeCeAF English Sat/Sun VoA
          15580 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF   English Sat/Sun VoA
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

FRANCE   15205  Radio Adal - via TDF Issoudun (very tentative),
at 1504-1530* UT on Sept 10, tune in to hear all talk programming with
extremely weak signal making details next to impossible. Seemed to
cut off at 1530 UT without rising much above the noise floor to get
anything useful.

17765  Manara Radio - via TDF Issoudun (presumed), at 1611-1642 UT 
on Sept 10, man talking in presumed Hausa language. Vocal selection
with some group support followed by more talks by another man announcer.
Poor at tune in but steadily improving to fair by tune out.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 18)

FRANCE   [to Burundi]  15480  Radio Publique Africaine via TDF Issoudun,
at *1800-1858* UT on Sept 21, instrumental music opening followed by a man
announcer with announcements in listed Kirundi language. Program mainly of
talks with several people participating with frequent mentions of Burundi.
A woman announcer at 1830 gave ID and frequencies in French language
mentioning 19 meter band. Similar news type program in the French language
followed until carrier terminated. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

GEORGIA   [Abkhazia separated state, like South Osetia, Caucasus area].

1350 kHz 30 kW Sukhumi, Radio Sokhum - Sukhumi

location  42 59 18.03 N  41 03 57.73 E

click '+'   and roll over image to ZOOM IN, of 13 May 2010:


19 Sep 2016, re-activated (today or earlier),
1500 UT News in Abkhazian, 1508-1512 UT News in Russian,
next in Abkhazian language till close down at 1558 UT.

20 Sep 2016, 0350 UT Avto Radio Moscow in Russian, 0400 UT National Anthem
of Abkhazia, programme in Abkhazian language till fade out of signal
at 0425 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, and comment by wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

GERMANY   Umbenennung D-Radio Kultur.

Hallo Radiofreunde, vielleicht fuer den Einen oder Anderen interessant?

(Ralf Ladusch-D, A-DX ng Sept 23)

GERMANY/SOMALIA   Broadcasts in Russian and Chechen, HCJB via MBR FMO
Nauen on Saturdays 1530-1630 UT only.

17 September 2016, 1530-1600 UT,
13800 kHz QRM with (?) Ethiopian DRM* jamming vs Radio Punthland ?.

18 September 2016, 0300-0400 UT, 3995 and not on // 5920 kHz as earlier.
Via Weenermoor Germany.

{I guess some technical re-construction work at Weenermoor with new tx and
new antenna in developing these days.

* 13800 kHz white noise jamming either by opposite Somalia political
fraction, or more likely 24hrs Jamming from China security against Tibetan
language services of US RFA or VoA, on other time slot of the day ... wb.}
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, and comment by wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 22)

GERMANY   [to Ethiopia]  15420  Voice of Oromo Liberation - via MBR Nauen,
Cologne FMO, at 1743-1800* UT on Sept 21, man announcer with long talk in
the listed Oromo language. Some Horn of Africa instrumental music followed
by another talk. Horn of Africa instrumental music before a man gave
closing announcements followed by flute music. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

GERMANY  [to Ethiopia]  15420  QSL Voice of Oromo Liberation - via MBR
Nauen verified an electronic report to Media Broadcast Cologne with a full
data eQSL card in a PDF attachment in 1 day from v/s Michael Puetz, Sales
Consultant, Business Unit Radio. Michael indicated that he would also be
forwarding my report to the broadcaster. We shall see if anything comes
back but I don't think I have ever seen a response this way.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

GERMANY   Sonntag ist Radio - Menschen und Geschichten - Tag.

Am Sonntag, 25.09.2016 ist wieder "Radio Menschen & Geschichten"-Zeit.
Ausgabe 9 mit diesen Themen:

8 Kurzwellenfrequenzen gibt es, die man sich fest notieren sollte.

Denn diese koennen in Notfaellen ueberlebenswichtig sein. Das
International Radio for Distaster Relief haelt Notfrequenzen fuer
Katastrophenfaelle frei.

Ueber Kurzwelle koennen so im Ungluecksfall die jeweiligen Regionen
erreicht werden. Wie das funktioniert erklaert am 25.09. Michael Puetz,
der Vorsitzender des IRDR.

Radio Vatikan ist einer der aeltesten Radiosender der Welt. Jetzt
flatterte unserer Redaktion eine Meldung ins Haus, das Radio Vatikan zum
Jahresende aufgeloest werden soll. Wir sprechen mit Mario Galgano aus der
deutschen Redaktion ueber die Fakten.

Die Kunst im Radio ist es, den Zuhoeren Bilder ist die Koepfe zu zaubern.
Aber was ist Radiokunst? Wir klaeren es.

Dann sprechen wir mit dem kuenstlerischen Leiter Knut Aufermann
ueber die RadioRevolten in Halle an der Saale.

Und das 4. Thema wird der elsaessische Sender France Bleu Elsass sein.
Wir sprechen mit Programmleiter Felicien Muffler ueber die 80-jaehrige
Geschichte der elsaessischen Sendungen, angefangen auf der Mittelwelle bis
ins digitale Zeitalter, ueber die Bedeutung des Elsaessischen im Jahre
2016 und das aktuelle Programm des Regionalsenders.

Ausserdem in vox populi die Hoererpost.

Sendezeiten wie gehabt: letzter Sonntag im Monat

0800-0900 UT  auf  7310 kHz (live, via Sender Kall)
0800-0900 UT  auf  6045 kHz (live, via Sender Nauen)
1000-1100 UT  auf  6005 kHz (Wiederholung, via Sender Kall)
1700-1800 UT  auf  3985 kHz (Wiederholung, via Sender Kall)
1900-2000 UT  auf 11845 kHz (Wiederholung, via Sender Noratus)

und danach auch unter <> als Podcast.

Es gruesst aus dem fernen Osten
Christian. <christian -at->  Sept 23

GERMANY   13750  Missionswerk Friedensstimme Russian Broadcast via MBR
Nauen transmitter, Germany Full data (w/site and name of the station)
Media broadcast .pdf verification for an e-mail report with attached audio
file in Mp3 format. Reply in 4 days. V/S: Michael Puetz.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 23)

GERMANY   Aktuelle Ausgabe der DAB-Sendertabelle.
"Infokanal Bayern" in 10D. Nach vielen Stunden Aktualisierungsaufwand ist
sie jetzt wieder auf dem neuesten Stand (24. Sept. 2016).
(Lothar Deininger-D, A-DX Sept 24)

content: DAB-Sender in Mitteleuropa Stand 24.9.2016.xls ca. 400kB
u.a. auch mit den Eintraegen zu: "Infokanal Bayern" in 10D


no homepage     no stream


"... Ueberraschend ist heute der Infokanal Bayern im landesweiten
bayerischen Ensemble auf Kanal K10D auf Sendung gegangen. Der
Informationskanal, der von der Bayern Digital Radio GmbH (BDR)
veranstaltet wird, informiert die Hoerer mit allgemeinen Informationen zum
Wetter und bei akuter Gefahr auch mit Informationen [...]" 16.09.2016

Bayern Digital Radio GmbH (BDR)


Bayern Digital Radio GmbH
Pfaelzer-Wald-Strasse 32
81539 Muenchen



"...Die Bayern Digital Radio GmbH hat daher mit Partnern aus der
Wirtschaft ein Projekt ins Leben gerufen, dass diese Aufgabe ueber einen
speziellen Informationskanal - ausgestrahlt via DAB+ - leisten soll.

Dieses Programm wird in Bayern ueber den Kanal 10D ausgestrahlt und kann
mit jedem handelsueblichen DAB+ Radio empfangen werden. Die Projektphase
dauert von September - Dezember 2016. Nach erfolgreicher Einfuehrung
besteht die Moeglichkeit, den Informationskanal als staendigen Service
ueber DAB+ in Bayern zu etablieren."

"...Die DAB-Technologie erfuellt die Anforderungen, die an ein
Rundfunksystem mit einem Versorgungsauftrag gestellt werden, d.h. das
unabhaengig von Nutzerzahl und Netzkapazitaet die Bevoelkerung auch im
Ernstfall mit neuesten Informationen erreicht werden. Das Projekt erfolgt
in Zusammenarbeit mit erfahrenen Spezialisten und unter Einbeziehung
modernster Prognosetools. So werden die Wetterprognosen von der Kachelmann
GmbH und Meldungen aus dem Bereich Sicherheit und Katastrophenschutz von
den entsprechenden Behoerden an die TMT GmbH & Co. KG in Bayreuth
zugeliefert. Bei der Bereitstellung von technischen Equipment (u.a.
Encoder, Senderablaufsteuerung) wird das Projekt von AVT Audio Video
Technologies GmbH und Zenon Media GmbH unterstuetzt."

"...Das Projekt dient auch der Vorbereitung eines EWF (Emergency Warning
Functionality) Kanals in Bayern, der aufgrund des technischen Potentials
von DAB+ sich ideal fuer diesen Verwendungszweck eignen wuerde. Naehere
Informationen hierzu finden Sie im naechsten Abschnitt ..."
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Sept 24)

GERMANY   DAB+ Radio im Kaerre - Badische Zeitung - Wie sieht die digitale
Zukunft des Radios aus?

in der Ausgabe der Badischen Zeitung aus Freiburg gibt es einen
ausfuehrlichen Bericht zu DAB+ in Suedbaden.

(Sept 22)

GERMANY   Deutschlandradio brand to disappear.

Deutschlandradio will in next year abandon this name as a media brand.
What is now Deutschlandradio Kultur will then become "Deutschlandfunk
Kultur" while DRadio Wissen, the digital-only station with a whopping
market share of at present 0.03 percent (16,000 listeners per day in the
whole of Germany), will be called "Deutschlandfunk Nova".

Goal of this move is to use only a single brand, the most widely known one
they have. They consider it as essential for being clearly recognized in
the digital world (i.e. outside the broadcasting zoo) where they already
see a great rise in the use of their offerings.


This move is a bit sensitive because Deutschlandfunk at Cologne had
considered itself the only legitimate national broadcaster until the
federal states decided to have a Berlin branch as well, created by merging
RIAS and Deutschlandsender. This merge did not go well at all (thus
history is not history in this case), as described in this newspaper
report from 2014 which, I'm told, does not make up the situation.


- - -

MW 1575 kHz test, CW call heard.


Of course it is not true that the last mediumwave transmitter in Germany
has been switched off on New Year's Day, with Vilseck 1107 kHz still being
on air. That's just the narrative successfully established by
Deutschlandradio PR.

And "covering Central Europe": You can check out for yourself now, the
transmitter has been turned on a few days ago with a special test loop
(not the audio on the web stream that goes out on FM, too) of a voice
announcement and morse code. At night I found this morse code poking
through the jumble of Italy and Spain in the Netherlands and likewise,
except that 1575 is mostly Italy here, also 100 km east of Halle.
But that's about all.

The mediumwave transmitter was supposed to achieve 0.5...0.6 kW, to be
installed at the same ham radio facility as the temporary FM transmitter
(on a frequency used already on earlier occassions).


(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Sept 24)

Re:  CW Zeichen auf 1575 kHz.
Revolten ? - Mehrzahl von Revolte ?
geht es bei der MW Halle 1575 um diesen Zusammenhang ? :



Radio Revolten is run by Radio Corax and co-hosted by the city of
Halle (Saale). The German Federal Cultural Foundation is the main sponsor
of the festival.

wb - ps. ganz schoen aufgeblaehte Personal Anzahl -
Kultur war doch mal Sache der Bundeslaender.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

Wieso nutzt Du nicht das kostenlose FLDIGI zum CW-Dekodieren ??


Zwischen den CW-Durchgaengen sagt eine Frauenstimme an:
"Ab dem 1. Oktober sendet hier auf 1575 kHz das Sonderprogramm
von Radio Revolten".

So gesehen ist es auch kein echtes, sondern ein "hybrides CW" huckepack
via AM. Ablage: +/-1000 Hz  + harmonics.....
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Sept 23)

GREECE   9420.005  Powerful signal of Greek folk music from Avlis, Voice
of Greece, noted S=9+30 or -48dBm powerhouse, 11 kHz wide audio signal,
great program.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

GUATEMALA   4055  on Sept 16 at 0620* UT. Radio Verdad, Chiquimula,
religious comments and songs, English, identification: "Esta es la
estacion educativa evangelica Radio Verdad, en 4055 kHz, Radio Verdad,
apartado 5, Chiquimula, Guatemala.
<radioverdad5 -at->  ...", anthem and close.
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, via SWB #1859 magazine Sept 25)

HUNGARY   The transmitter of Kossuth Radio in Solt on 540 kHz will be



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

Siofok Balatonszabadi 540 kHz 150 kW, and Szolnok 1341 kHz 135 kW.

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

(Tringer Laszlo, 20 May
via June BrDXC-UK 'Communication' magazine via dxld June 15)

Szolnok location       47 11 19.91 N  20 13 45.06 E

Siofok Balatonszabadi  46 55 18.18 N  18 06 49.97 E
(July 7, 2016)

HUNGARY   540 kHz new NAUTEL unit in Solt Hungary. Die Mittelwelle 540 kHz
strahlt in 7 Nachbarstaaten und nach West Europa ab. Ueber die Sendezeit
nach dem Umbau / Renovierung / Antennenschaltmimik muss man sich mal
kundig machen.

Jedenfalls war die Sendezeit seit dem 1 August 1995 nicht mehr 24hrs,
und die Leistung auch reduziert von 2000 auf 1000 kW;

sondern beschraenkt:
0326 Mon-Fri / 0356 Sat-Sun - 2004 UT.
oder bei Sommerzeit 0355 - 2135 UT.

HUNGARY   540 kHz Solt, Hungary retimed. Last Sunday (12 Febr, 2012) and
yesterday (16 Febr) I've monitored 540 kHz Solt (read SHOLT), and I can
confirm they had retimed Kossuth Radio as follows:

0326 Mon-Fri / 0356 Sat-Sun - 2004 UT. I live 92 kilometers from the
(Dragan Lekic-SRB, dxld Febr 17, 2012)

The Hungarian Radio
Radio MR1-Kossuth is continuing transmission on Medium Wave 540 kHz,
every day. Weekdays they begin at 0355 UT. They close down at 2135 UT.

Language: Only Hungarian. This transmission is important for the State,
spreading information about Hungary to the surrounding Hungarian speaking
population, living in Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Serbia, Slovenia, and
(Tibor Szilagyi, Vaesterhaninge-SWE, dswci DXW Febr 3, 2016)

History MW OFF in 2011 year:

MKR first appeared on 1341 kHz on 26 May 2004 and started its
official service four days later. First the old 135 kW transmitter at
Szolnok, until 1998 run on 1188 kHz, has been used. In spring 2005 a
synchronized transmitter has been added at Balatonszabadi near Siofok,
a site that had earlier been replaced by the new 500 kW facility
at Marcali and only kept as spare since.

Originally Balatonszabadi had such a 135 kW transmitter as well, but I
understand that it has not been reactivated and the 1341 kHz service from
this site started straight with a new TRAM 200 unit, as it has later been
installed at Szolnok, too. An echo that appeared immediately after the
activation of Balatonszabadi seems to support this assumption.

Photos of the Balatonszabadi site (point mouse over the pictures at bottom
of page and look out for alternate text saying "Siofok") are included


und hier die vielfaeltigen Fotos
auf der Webseite vom ungarischen Postmuseum
(einzelne Orte separat aufrufen):


Historical photos of the Balatonszabadi transmitter:

The current 1188/1341 kHz diplexing set-up at Szolnok:

Old photos of the Szolnok transmitter:

Not related to MKR, but while we're at the subject of Hungarian mediumwave

Marcali (Soviet 500 kW transmitter; until 1998 on 1251 kHz,
from 1999 on 1188 kHz, now in synchronized operation with Szolnok):

And the Soviet 2000 kW facility at Solt (540 kHz):
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Jan 16, 2011)

Da sind bestimmt einige Links schon 'gebrochen'.

HNG  Balatonszabadi Magyar Katolikus Radio 1341 kHz 150 kW

540 kHz 2000 kW MW transmitter near Solt






The 298m steel mast of the 2 megawatt transmitter

Antenna illesztes


Inside the 2 megawatt 540 kHz transmitter building.
HNG  Solti koezephullamu adotorony (540 kHz, 2 MW!)
298 m height, hullamhossza 555,55mb


HNG  Pecs 873 kHz 20 kW

HNG  Szombathely 1251 kHz 25 kW, 2 masts

HNG  Szolnok Magyar Katolikus Radio 1341 kHz ex1188 kHz 135 kW
1350 kHz 5 kW


HNG Solt 540 kHz
46 49 58.00 N  19 01 45.00 E

HUNGARY   Since 2004 all but two of the mediumwave transmitters in
Hungaria were replaced by new TRAM series transmitters of Transradio
(ex-Telefunken), including antenna diplexing solutions at Lakihegy and
Szolnok. Details and photos:

The 302-m-high mast of the 2000 kW Solt tx on 540 kHz is being
painted; this work will last some weeks. During the work, the tx is
switched off and two other txs take over the txions on 540:
Marcali 500 kW and Lakihegy 150 kW.
(Bernd Trutenau-LTU, mwdx May 25, 2005)

1941 Sender:






MW Hungary in 2004 year:
540 kHz Solt (2000 / R: 1000 kW,    302 m Mast), Reserve unit also at
540 kHz Lakihegy   (150 kW,         314 m Mast)
873 kHz + Lakihegy (135 / R: 20 kW,  86/117 m Mast)






873 kHz + Pecs         (20 / R: 10 kW, 115 m Mast)

1116 kHz + Miskolc     (15 / R:  5 kW,  60 m Mast)

1116 kHz + Mosonmagyarovar (5 kW / R: -, 105 m Mast)

1251 kHz + Szombathely (25 / R: 5 kW,  60 m Mast)

1251 kHz + Nyiregyhaza (25 / R: 5 kW, 115 m Mast)

1350 kHz + Szolnok     ( 5 / R: 1 kW, 86 m Mast)
1350 kHz Gyor          ( 5 kW, 50 m Mast) musorsugarzas szuenetel

und die nun ungenutzte Kurzwellenanlage:

INDONESIA   3325  RRI Palangkaraya at 1356-1401+ UT on 22 Sept. Popping up
well this morning with IN pop, RRI generic jingle followed by local ID,
6+1 pips at TOH, TC, "Radio Republic Indonesia-Palangkaraya" & "informasia
Kalimantan" news.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

3325  on Sept 14 at 1202* UT. NBC Bougainville, unlike yesterday's signal
with no modulation, Sept 14 had normal audio; news; mostly in Pidgin;
1124 UT seemed to be an announcement for employment; interview about
"basketball"; pop songs (Eagles with "Take It Easy," etc.); suddenly off.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via SWB #1859 magazine Sept 25)

9526.892 kHz  at 18.55 UT on Sept 25, Voice of Indonesia anomaly.

9525.9  VOI Cimanggis, at 1404-1445 UT on Sept 25. Anomaly! In English
(not the normal Indonesian); different format than I have ever heard
during the usual 1300-1400 UT English segment; just one announcer the
whole time; local Jakarta weather, then on to regional and international
weather; mostly playing pop songs; many V.O.I. IDs. Mostly fair, on a day
of unusually good propagation.

Also from Hiroyuki Komatsubara-JPN:

"1543 UT 9526 kHz, Yes! Now on air English program.
Normally 1000-1100 and 1300-1400 UT schedule.

... at 1735 UT on 9526 kHz still English program. Schedule: 
All "Channel 2" program ??"
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Sept 25)

Today Sept 16 at 1005 UT, English news heard:

9525.891 kHz measured at remote Brisbane Australia SDR unit.
S=9+10dB or -65dBm signal level.

Heavily QRM by adjacent CNR 11th program, Tibetan
from Baoji-Sifangshan #724 transmission center, on 9530 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 16)

IRELAND   {via South Africa}
All Ireland GAA 2016 Football Final replay on Oct 1st.

As last Sunday's game was a draw, it will be replayed on Saturday 01
October 2016. Kick off is at 5pm (1600 UTC). - I assume RTE will relay it
again on shortwave 15320 kHz via Babcock FM organized SenTec Meyerton
(Eamonn O'Connor in Dublin-IRL, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 23)

ITALY/SLOVENIA    RAI Triest A 981 kHz at 1557 UT on Sept 18

Am 18. Sept. 2016 um 18:04 schrieb Patrick Robic-AUT:
RAI Triest A ist zwar nur schwach hinter Cesky Impuls zu hoeren, es war
aber eine klare ID um 1557 UTC aufzunehmen.

Hier ist er auch noch gelistet, aber keine Angaben zur Aktualitaet dieser


Ansonsten die zeitweise Abschaltung einer anderen Station:


As from 12 September 2016 the medium wave transmitter at Croce Bianca
di Pirano (Beli Kriz, Piran, Istria) wil be submitted at some planned
maintanance works, including shortening the antenna mast. Both Italian
(1170 kHz) and Slovenian (549 kHz) frequencies will remain off air for
about 4 weeks.

... Works should end by 30 September to allow final checks in the
following to weeks and reactivate the site on 15 October.
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

KOREA D.P.R.   11864.997  Voice of Korea Japanese morning sce from
Kujang-KRE, also heard downunder at remote SDR unit at Brisbane Australia.
At 2240 UT on Sept 23, S=8 or -77dBm signal strength.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

KOREA D.P.R. / TAIWAN   Very bad terrible audio signal MIXTURE of three
broadcaster on this channel.

11635 kHz even frequency signal from Voice of Korea Kujang-KRE site,
Chinese sce in progress, signal at S=9+5dB.

11634.872 very odd, and most likely mixture on co-channel too,
of Radio Taiwan Internat from Paochung and accompanied China mainland
Chinese spoken 'jamming', scheduled at 22-24 UT. At 2243 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

KYRGYZ REP   re KGZ  Kyrgyz Radio Birinchi,

need to ask for your help again. Today (Sept 19) heard what I presume was
the open carrier of Radio Birinchi at 1350 UT, but unlike all my past
receptions (and all your past ones too), seemed to be close to exact
frequency 4010.0 kHz. (ex: 4009.8 kHz).

Perhaps I am wrong? Can you please confirm what their frequency is now?

Appreciate any comments or observations from you.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 19)

Re: KGZ  Radio Birinchi.  Hello, good morning in CA,
in 1530-1545 UT on Sept 19 range.

4819.950 exact at 1533 UT, S=9+15dB or -63dBm signal strength in remote
unit at Moscow, capital of Russia,

and also on 4010.008 kHz too, exact measured, S=9+15dB or -63dBm signal
strength, (checked against RWM Taldom standard time signal 4996.000,
WWVH 5000.000 and NT Alice Springs AUS 4835.000 kHz).

Nothing heard / seen on 3rd channel - today,
5130v western religious "Radio Sedaye Zindagi" (TWR link) to Afghanistan.

At 14.00 UT on Sept 20 measured some quickly
4819.952 kHz Radio Birinchi via Kyrgyz and
4010.006 kHz yes too today.

noted also 5914.9915 kHz Myanmar Radio, and 5985.000 kHz Thailand too.

But nothing of BTN Thimphu,  6035 kHz is totally empty channel.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 19 / 20)

KYRGYZ REP/ INDIA   Quick check in 1150 to 1230 UT time range in remote
SDR in Brisbane Australia

4010.006  KGZ  Kyrgyz Birinchi Radio, Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka bcast
site at 1210 UT, S=6-7, similar strength of 2nd Bishkek outlet
on 4819.950 kHz.

SIBC Honiara was off already at 1215 UT on 5020 kHz, ...

... but some program noted adjacent 5009.996 kHz,
seemingly AIR Thiruvananthapuram India in Hindi at 1225 UT Sept 23,
BUT - which was very amazed, heard like HQ prayer in performance -
? to South Asian Tamil community ? Need more monitoring. 73 wb df5sx
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

4010.009 and 4819.934 kHz Birinchi Radio from Kirgiz Radio Bishkek
Krasnaya Rechka bcast site, S=9+5dB here in Germany, 0050 UT on Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

LIBYA   675  R. Libya, Benghazi, on Aug 27 at 0100 UT - Fair, solid
signal; speaker in Arabic through the hour without a break. Previously
reported at 675.49 kHz, now at nominal, measured 674.996 kHz.
(Bruce Conti-USA  WPC1CAT, Nashua NH, NRC IDXD Sept 9 via dxld)

It was at way-off 677.5, not 674.5 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 14)

LIBYA   Unid peak visible on Sept 23 at 1520 UT on 677.497 kHz,
need a further check.

677.4945 kHz - when checked on various remote SDR's in Italy at 1920 UT
on Sept 23, Radio Libya, Benghazi could be observed as powerhouse
of S=9+30 or -44dBm strength, on central Italy and on Italian Riviera
coast. Phone-in program by two men, and at 1930 UT by a lady phoned too
in Arabic language.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

LIBYA   677.496 kHz odd fq of Libyan Radio, from Benghazi, S=9+25dB signal
strength, noted in Ancona Italy remote unit, at 0141 UT on Sept 25.

and also heard some UNID MACHINE GUN motorbooting / ignition spark jamming
buzz on 1062 kHz also S=9+20dB strength. Any ideas ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

MADAGASCAR   11615  Madagascar World Voice - via Mahajanga site,
at *2100-2127 UT on Sept 10, light instrumental music opening theme
followed by a man announcer in Chinese with opening Station ID and
announcements. Pop music vocal followed with a long religious talk
shortly there after. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 18)

MADAGASCAR/INDIA   5010.550 kHz variable, Malagasy Radio Madigasikara,
narrowed 5010.538 ... x.568 kHz much variable, hopping 10 - 20 Hertz
up and down.

Noted on downunder Brisbane Queensland Australia remote unit,
at 1800 UT on Sept 14, S=8 or -84dBm signal strength, but nothing
traced on this channel tonight on New Delhi-India or Doha, Qatar
remote SDR units so far.

... but some program noted adjacent 5009.996 kHz,
seemingly AIR Thiruvananthapuram India in Hindi at 1225 UT Sept 23,
BUT - which was very amazed, heard like HQ prayer in performance -
? to South Asian Tamil community ?  Need more monitoring.

5009.996 kHz yes AIR Thiruvananthapuram India again, on Sept 23
at 1600 UT,

... and some annoying interference heterodyne tone, the difference between
the two oscillator frequencies produces that 800 Hertz tone in the audio
range, on

5010.796 kHz nearly centered, Malagasy Radio Madigasikara,
but plus/minus 20 Hertz difference fq hopping up and down between
5010.78 to 5010.82 kHz, S=8-9 noted on remote SDR installation downunder
in Brisbane Australia remote unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 14 / 23)

MALAYSIA   11665  Powerful signal from Malaysia heard at S=9+20dB proper
level, RTM  K-L  Kajang in Malay language. 2246 UT on Sept 23.
Broadband signal of 2 x 5.6 11.2 kHz audio block !

9835  RTM Sarawak FM program, acc Aoki Nagoya list. Easy listening
international music program selection heard at 2252 UT on Sept 23.
S=9+10dB or -67dBm signal strength, heard downunder in Brisbane Australia
remote SDR installation.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

9835  Sarawak FM (via RTM Kajang) at 1427 UT on 16 Sept. Nice to hear
DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean" this morning in the mix of ML pop.

11665  Limbang FM (via RTM Kajang) at 1320+ UT on 12 Sept. A quick check
for Limbang FM with fair signal & (sorta rare for them) several IDs
including "... stasiun Limbang FM ...".
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

MOLDAVIA   15105  Trans World Radio Somalia BCB via PMR Grigoriopol.
Full data (w/site and name of station) in six hours from the
V/S Sergey Omelchenko.

15105  Trans World Radio via Grigoriopol. E-mail .pdf TWR-Africa QSL
in 34 days, after repeated clarification e-mails. They request that the
reception be in a SINPO format. V/s: Lorraine Stavropoulos, DX Secretary.
E-mail address is   <lstavrop -at->
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 23)

RR to PRTC  Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr Grigoriopol Maiac,
Pridnestrovie Moldova.
<prtc -at->  QSL by V/S: Sergey Omelchenko,
Technical Director of Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr (PRTC).

NIGERIA   7254.937  Vo Nigeria, Ikorodu, observed on Sept 25 at 1840 UT
here in southern Germany. Poor S=8-9 signal in central Italy SDR unit.
English program could be followed in USB mode, due of strong Vatican Radio
px on adjacent 7250 kHz channel.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

PORTUGAL   Ex Deutsche Welle Sines relay site.
Alles beim Schrotthaendel gelandet! - Ich habe zufaellig folgenden Link


Dort gibt es zwei Videos von der "night of the nights Deutsche Welle
Sines", eines ist eher unscharf beim Drehvorgang der Thomcast Thales
Ampegon Antenne gehalten.


Den schoenen aufgeraeumten Saal mit den blauen Transmitter kennt man ja


Alles nicht besonders aktuell, einige Seiten sind aus 2009 und 2011
aktuell. Einige Fotos, muss man unten extra anklicken, dann


eine holperige website Unterteilung, man mus sich halt durchklicken.
auch mundodaradio yg vorhanden:
73 wb df5sx (Sept 23)

RUSSIA   Re: Russian reception
Thanks to Hiroyuki Komatsubara (Japan) for confirming
my observations today regarding Radio Sakha reception.

--- Hiroyuki from Japan wrote on Sept 20:

"Yes, Ron-san. Recent 7295 kHz is weak signal in my
location, 7345 kHz is strong signal as before ...

-1224- UT
7295 kHz, 7345 kHz  Radio Sakha
5900 kHz,  810 kHz  Radio Rossii

-1300- UT
7295 kHz c/off around -1300* UT,
7345 kHz did not understand well and strong China CNR-1."

BTW - Radio Rossii (5900 kHz), on Sept 20, had the same poor audio/strong
audio hum/weak modulation at 1039 UT as heard yesterday. Earlier,
at 1004 UT, Radio Rossii covered by strong OTH radar, which is often the
case at that time and usually gone within an hour, leaving Radio Rossii
in the clear.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld / DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

Radio Sakha has not stopped broadcasting, but I certainly understand your

Sept 20, on *7345* kHz, at 0946 UT, heard Radio Sakha already on the air
before their normal sign on time of 1000 UT. At 1000 UT IS (Jew's harp)
and 4 + 1 time pips; into the news. Clearly this 7345 kHz signal was via
their much stronger transmitter.

7295 kHz on the other hand was well below threshold level audio at 0947 UT
and during subsequent checking till 1041 UT; found I was unable to even
confirm was // to 7345 kHz, as the signal was so weak.

So I can understand your not hearing 7295 kHz recently. In the past I have
noted that they occasionally like to change the transmitter assignments,
so in the future 7295 kHz again may prove to be much stronger than
7345 kHz, but not at this time. Of course after 1101 UT, the 7345 kHz
frequency has serious QRM from the sign on of CNR1, on the same frequency
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld / DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

SLOVENIA   Digitalradio in Slowenien.

In den Nachrichten von Radio Slowenien (auf Mittelwelle 918 kHz immer gut
zu hoeren) wurde soeben berichtet:
Seit heute [Sept 20] gibt es auch digitales Radio in Slowenien.


73 Christoph,  <>  <>
(via A-DX ng, Sept 20)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545.002, on Sept 17 at 0525 UT, carrier with a trace of
modulation at S4-S6, no doubt SIBC running late again, but almost back on
frequency after this Sept 16 report in the dxld yg:

"SIBC 9545 kHz has been missing lately so I was pleased to hear them again
today. Firstly at 0148 UT when the frequency was measured at 9545.146 kHz,
the at 0455 UT recheck they were on 9545.62 kHz but the frequency was
still wandering - up to 9545.70 kHz within a minute.
Bryan Clark, Mangawhai - New Zealand".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 17)

SOLOMON ISLS  9544.999 kHz exact, proper S=9+10dB or -63dBm signal of
SIBC Honiara into remote SDR unit at Brisbane Queensland Australia,
at 0435 UT Sept 18. International pop music program played.

More logs in SDR unit at Brisbane Queensland Australia:
Also S=9 signal 9420.007 kHz from Voice of Greek Avlis at 0442 UT,
via long path across southern Pacific route.
Very popular international music program noted.

9575 MRC  R Medi I Nador Morocco, also S=8.
9620 ROU  RRI Romanian S=9+20dB signal at 0446 UT.
9660 VAT  Vatican Radio French from SMG, S=8-9.
9770 ROU  RRI Tiganesti, Russian sce, 0449 UT, S=7-8.
12085.056 EGY  Radio Cairo Arabic, S=8-9
11980.022 TUR  TRT Turkish sce at 0452 UT, S=9+10dB fluttery signal.
11840     CUB  RHC Cuban mx of Spanish sce heard from Titan
          Quivican San Felipe 250 kW broadcast center site,
          S=9 sidelobe signal, azimuth 170degr towards
          eastern South America.
11815.027 BRA  ZYE440 Radio Brasil Central, Goiania GO
          <>  S=5 -97dBm signal
11750     VAT  VoA Hausa sce via Santa Maria di Galeria, S=9 signal
          before 0500 UT heard five minutes continously
          RFE/Radio Liberty pause annmt in English, from RFE/RL
          center Prague Czech Republic.
11725.008 NZL  R NZi news read at 0501 UT, top news of bombing Syrian
          Army camp clash by US Air Force aircrafts failure
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

SOLOMON ISLAND   5019.999  SLM  SIBC Honiara, fade-in into Queensland,
poor and tiny S=5 or -94dBm signal at 0615 UT on Sept 24.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 24)

SOMALIA   Maybe after morning switch on, the main power battery save
is very low and unstable there.

After 0330 UT noted very odd 7119.866 kHz, Radio Hargeysa wandered speedy
to settle-down on 7119.997 kHz frequency at 0359 UT on Sept 18.

Rather poor signal of S=5 or tiny -95dBm level this morning.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

SOUTH AFRICA   3320  Radio Sonder Grense - via SenTec Meyerton bcast
center, at 0237-0308 UT on Sept 20, woman announcer leading discussion
with two men 9 one from a remote location) in the Afrikaans language.
Instrumental music at 0258 UT followed by ID and announcements with a
woman announcer giving the news at 0300 UT. Into popular music program
at 0306 UT. Fair.

5980  Channel Africa - via SenTec Meyerton bcast center (presumed), at
0311-0334 UT on Sept 20, lots of different male voices heard in the
English language with several mentions of South Africa. Brief musical
interlude at 0312 UT followed by aman announcer with more English talk
about South Africa. Poor.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

SOUTH AFRICA  [from IRELAND]   Only one frequency for RTE Radio One
Sunday Sport, coming September 4th and 18th, 2016
{and final repeat on Oct 1st too !  wb.}

1300-1700 15320*MEY 250 kW 007 deg to SoAF English
(in A-15 season was 17540 and 9470 kHz)
* co-ch same 15320 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoAS English Reach Beyond AUS
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24 via dxld)

One is for hurling championship Sept 4,
another for football - Sept 18 - final matches, (gh)

Am 18. Sept: 1300-1700 UT RTE Sport via SenTec Meyerton AFS, 15320 kHz
(via wb, dxld)

There'll be another one at 13-17 UT in two weeks, Sept 18 for a
football final.
Seems there is only one frequency this year, unlike past years.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 7)

Contacting RTE radio. RTE Radio can be contacted at:

<hearus -at->

I assume they'll acknowledge reception reports on the GAA All Ireland
Senior Football Final. It's being relayed to Africa tomorrow from
1300-1700 UT on 15320 kHz.
(Eamonn O'Connor-IRL, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 17)

SOUTH AFRICA   {RTE sports special of All Ireland-Football final}
/ AUSTRALIA  logged at 14-15 UT on Sept 18.

Checked the only single day Sept 18 - 13-17 UT outlet
from SenTec Meyerton relay site in South Africa
to All-Africa audience of Irish nationals, ministry padres and
development assistants.

15320.002 kHz measured on RTE Meyerton relay, against

15319.984 kHz co-channel via RBA-HCA Kununurra from Australia
towards South Asia target.

Reception on various remote SDR units as follows:

Brisbane Queensland Australia, nothing heard from MEY-AFS,
but RBA-HCA  KNX Kununurra S=8-9 signal ahead, of fiddler theme music,
international ministries program, til HCA program end at 14.30:11 UT.

India, RTE MEY-AFS ahead S=9+10dB at 1415 UT,
RBA-HCA  KNX  Kununurra underneath poor.

RTE Meyerton relay of MUCH  EMOTIONAL live sports reportage coverage,
- signal depending of the effectiveness of the given antenna:

at Zakynthos Greece island, S=9+15
Italy Riviera S=9+10
France S=9+10
Switzerland S=9+5
Austria S=9
DARC Bavaria S=9+20dB
Northern Germany S=9+10dB
Netherlands, Belgium S=8-9 only
England, Ireland poor S=5-6 {? on bad antenna installations ? }
Sweden S=9+10dB
Finland S=8
Moscow Russia S=9+10dB.

Nothing could be heard of RTE sports special on MA/NJ/NY/USA
and Detroit Michigan, Canada neither, so far.

Maybe a REPEAT  OF  FINAL  game RTE All Ireland-Football final,
will be happen on Oct 1st ! }


[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

Re:  [BrDXC-UK ng]  RTE All Ireland-Football final on shortwave

Thanks for the reminder about 15320 kHz Eamonn.
Match thow-in is at 3.30pm UK / Irish time (14.30 UT).

RTE have also responded to reception reports sent to
<info -at->
for their Mon-Fri broadcast (currently on on 5820 kHz). RTE verie-signer
used to be Bernie Pope in Dublin - does anyone know if she still confirms
reports for RTE?

By the way, the RTE webpage for how to listen to the match


still shows frequencies used last year 2015 (i.e. 9470 and 17540 kHz)!
73s Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK

Contacting RTE radio: RTE Radio can be contacted at:
<hearus -at->
I assume they'll acknowledge reception reports on the GAA All Ireland
Senior Football Final.
(Eamonn O'Connor in Dublin-IRL, Sept 18)

SPAIN   17855  Radio Nacional de Espana - via Noblejas site, at 1443-1512
UT on Sept 10, two male announcer with talk in Spanish with coverage of
European soccer. Talk over familiar REE time pips at 1500 UT. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 18)

SUDAN   7206 kHz exact, poor tiny signal compared this morning to
Domestics Somalia 7120v and Eritrea 7175v kHz.

S=5 or -95dBm into southern Germany, Sudan Radio Omdurman weak signal on
exact +1 kHz odd strange channel. At 0336 UT on Sept 18.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

SWAZILAND   4775  Trans World Radio - Manzini, at 0412-0436 UT on Sept 20,
two men in discussion in the German language. IS at 0426 UT followed by
closedown and vocal. English program opened at 0430 UT with a woman
announcer followed by a vocal selection. A man followed with presumably a
long religious talk. Fair with some CODAR  QRM.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 25)

TAJIKISTAN   4790  BBC (Dushanbe-Yangiyul) at *1259-1330* UT on 20 Sept.
BBC's Uzbek broadcast just breaking the noise level &, thankfully,
unjammed today w/ a possible "BBC news" drop-in at :26 before closing.
Thanks to Ron Howard's better log info to help confirm this.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, via
Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

TAJIKISTAN   7245even  Tajik Radio "Voice of Tajik - Ovozi Tajik" from
Dushanbe into southern Germany target, at 0333 UT at fade-out path time,
only S=7-8 or -82dBm signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

4765  Tajik national radio from Dushanbe heard on remote units in Delhi
and Sri Lanka around 0100 UT. Stn started regular day program, played
National Anthem of TJK at 01.01.56 UT, powerful into Piliyandala Ceylon
unit S=9+10dB or -62dBm signal. Many station program IDs and adresses in
Tajik, read by female and male between 0100 and 0104 UT.

7245  Ovozi Tajik, Voice of Tajik, Dushanbe noted in English in 01-02 UT
slot, here in southern Germany, today Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

TANZANIA   [Zanzibar]  11735 kHz.

I'd love to know that the beam / azimuth of Zanzibar Broadcasting's
11735 kHz signal is. It's listed as 50 kW non directional, but solely
based upon the signal I get from it everyday here in Alaska, there's no
way it's non directional [??? wb.].

BUT, a google map trip was taken and the ZBC site found, showing what is
clearly a directional antenna set up.
(Paul B. Walker-ALS, hcdx Sept 17)

Hi Paul. I don't know the situation in Zanzibar nowadays but around 1999
the engineer at Sauti ya Tanzania Zanzibar informed that the 25 meterband
antenna is rhombic and transmissions were meant for Zanzibarians working
in Oman/Persian Gulf area.
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, hcdx Sept 20)

Yes, that was the old installation maybe TZA Chumbuni 7.2 km away of Dole,

TX were always - in 80ties to 2003 year -
very odd fq from Dole like 6014.5 or 11734.1 kHz. These were object of
DXers scene discussion in Oct/Nov 2003, when the Zanzibar SW tx WERE OFF

But not the most modern BBEF Beijing Made in China TX and curtain antenna
seen on Google M/E, which outlet is very even x.000 kHz now.

The Chinese built the new BBEF  TX up in 2004 year:
New instllation appeared after 20 months again in July 2005.

6015 kHz even appeared on Dec 2004 first test,
and the even 11735 kHz outlet regular on air from July 2005 again.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 20)

History of 2005 year:
Maybe I'm stating the obvious, but have we considered that this may be a
relay from somewhere else? Tanzania was never on any other freq but just
below 11735 kHz. This is how I always ID'd the tx. With it being exactly
back on 11735.00 kHz even suggests to me a different tx, and with more
and more broadcasters relying on relays from fewer and fewer
organizations, the thought has crossed my mind. Any other omments?
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-USA, dxld July 11, 2005)

see the 1998 history letter copy:

11734  The Voice of Tanzania Zanzibar (thats the official name),
QSL-letter (partial data), for a taped report in 28 days, verie signer was
Abdulrah'man M. Said (for the director of the Voice of Tanzania Zanzibar),
return postage 2 IRCs, nice stamps on their air mail envelope.

Some quotes: "The Management is very much happy with your report ... It is
very unfortunate that at the moment we do not have a QSL-CARD [Isn't that
the phrase from a lot of other stations, too?], but I hope this letter
will serve the pupose [It does!]."

"We have 178 personnel. We run a 15 hrs tx every day from 0600 oclock to
0900 oclock in the morning and later on from 1200 noon to 2400 oclock
midnight." "We have two txs, a 50 kW SW tx and a 50 kW MW tx located 5 km
apart." "Furthermore I would like to request yourself to do some printing
of the said QSL-CARD WHICH ARE OF GREAT DEMAND HERE. We will be using the
cards to answer back our listeners all over the world."
[I'd wish, all stns would do this !].

Addr: The Voice of Tanzania Zanzibar, Department of Broadcasting,
P.O.Box 1178, Zanzibar, Tanzania.  Tel: 31985/33718/32324  Fax: 31985.
(Martin Schoech-D, March 23, 1998)

and German National Enzio Gehrig (lived in Spain) had visited the station
and engineers staff too in July 1999, and reported of the radio

RTZ employs more than 150 people, including 18 announcers and
10 technicians. The stn bcs 8 hrs a day on 11734 kHz using a 50kW Chinese
made txer and a rhombic antenna directed towards Oman, where a large
number of Zanzibar nationals reside. A // progr is bc during 18 hrs daily
on 585 MW, using a Harris txer, also 50 kW. All bcs are in Swahili
language, incl a rebc of a 30 min DWL nx progr which is txed by satellite
directly from Cologne to Zanzibar three times a day.

En bcs are planned for the future. Also, the stn has plans to bc in FM
stereo if they can get the funding from the Tanzanian govt. The bc house
is impressive, and was built in 1993 with financial and technical help
from CHN.
(Enzio Gehrig-ESP, July 1999)

TURKEY   Perhaps you can check whether any of those TRT languages are
really heard with Qur'an - like a few minutes after broadcasts start.
73, Glenn
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 16)

Checked on Sept 17 TRT Ankara muslim outlets, but Uyghur language section
at 02-03 UT slot is the un-comfortablest time to monitor here in Europe.

Now at 1000 UT TRT noted both Tatar muslim and Georgian orthodox target
audience, came late on air around 2 minutes later than scheduled.

Both programs female presenter spoken, and after 15 minutes rather modern
smooth like mixed Turkish/Spanish songs, not Holy Quran muslim content.

Not as strong like 500 kW - maybe that 'full power' only for Turkish
services now ? - rather decreased to 250 / 125 kW?, noted Georgian
language section 9655.007 kHz  S=5-6 or -93dBm in remote SDR units on
Finland-Mauno's place, Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.

9855.022 kHz Tatar rather stronger modulation, but same power like above,
latter px TX end at 1025:05 UT, but 9655 kHz Georgian was still on air -

13650.017 kHz exact measured, when tuned in 22 mb at 1027 UT on Sept 17,
1030-1100 UT EMR 500 kW 72 degr UZBEK to Asia, was on air.
Female presenter in Uzbek.

11825 kHz Turkmen at 1200 UT, TOTALLY MIXTURE of co-channel
VoA Chinese Tinang PHL, and CHN Jamming,
not usable monitoring of TRT signal possible.

13710.006 kHz in Urdu language, 1200 UT,
rather Turkish string music and modern jingles.

15410.024 (ex 11700) kHz Uighur language section,
modern Turkish mx and many modern orchestra TRT jingles
S=7-8 in Germany, no muslim program at 1231 to 1259 UT.

At 1245 UT Radio Cairo started powerhouse on 15400.072 kHz,
started technical test tone procedure of 1, 2, 3, and 4 kHz test tones.
15400 EGY 13-14 UT Dari service.

NOTHING NOTED OF 'Holy Quran' prayer in TRT bcasts so far today.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 17)

UNIDENTIFIED   4885.023 kHz signal, at 0128 UT on Sept 25, heard an
Undidentified program S=7 here in southern Germany, maybe
Brazilian origin ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

UAE {tentativelly}   9480.107   typical offset on Babcock site Al Dhabbaya
UAE, heard as usual this 'hidden?' BBC English outlet at 0212 UT
on Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

UAE/SAO TOME   7324.995  Unstable UAE Al Dhabbaya transmitter on air.
Fail-out of the upper sideband audio flank. At 0328 UT on Sept 18,
S=7 or -89dBm, sidelobe signal of BBC Persian regular at 0230-0330 UT.

To be followed by co-channel crash start of VoA channel sce from
Sao Tome in Kirundi language on even 7325 kHz, at 0330-0400 UT requested.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

USA   9265  Unique Radio verified an electronic report with a full data
PDF attachment plus a separate e-mail with station pictures and
information about the station's operations in 8 days from verie signer
Tim Gaynor.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 19)

USA   7490  Radio Alexander via WBCQ Monticello. Rec'ed both an e-mail and
postal verification letter from the station manager, in two and ten days.
V/s: Allen Hundle.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 23)

USA   7489.951  measured of WBCQ English service, noted here in southern
Germany at 0320 UT on Sept 18. S=9 or -76dBm, station annmt by female
voice, - but no signal heard of nearby 7505v kHz WRNO New Orleans at this

7519.997  WHRI logged at 0310 UT Sept 18 here in Germany Europe,
S=9+30dB -43dBm proper signal observed here across the Atlantic.
No sermon program, but rather music select program at this hour.

7385.003  WHRI, UTC Sunday program ""20 The Countdown Magazine" according
Aoki Nagoya Japan list. MX program, fair signal into Germany S=9 or -74dBm
at 0325 UTC.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 18)

7490 kHz  on Sept 17 at 0541 UT, no signal from WBCQ. I think it was not
on 24 hours earlier either, tho I failed to note that for sure.
Guess what, the new 0400-0700 UT seven-day-a-week entry on:


"0400-0700 UT  The Hour Of The Time / The Road To Paradise" reviving the
defunct conspiracy guru William Cooper, which I had logged only on Sept 13
& 14, I did not notice either Sept 15 at 0619 UT, and as of Sept 17 has
been removed from that schedule.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 18)

USA   7490.039 odd fq of TOM Brother Stair bcast via WBCQ bcast station,
US prayer program at 0203 UT on Sept 25, S=9+15dB strength logged in
southern Germany.

5049.993  WWRB faulty feed line?  Heard mixture of two English language
programs here in southern Germany. At 0137 UT on Sept 25.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

5050  on Sept 25 at 0034 UT, WWRB with gospel huxter, and somewhat
softer crosstalk underneath, which seems to be about airplanes, perhaps
a pilot-training session Dave would have on hand.
Crosstalk stops at 0036 UT on Sept 25.

Sat Sept 24 at 2200 UT it's convenient for me to bring up the WBCQ webcast
to hear what J. P. Ferraro on 'Shortwave Saturday Night' has to say about
his new schedule. Converted to UT, it's 22-23 UT on 7490 kHz, 23-24 UT on
7490 & 3250 kHz, 00-01 UT on 3250 kHz only (at 0007 UT Sept 25 here,
3250 kHz is but a JBA carrier in storm noise level.) Makes way for:

7490.05, UT Sunday Sept 25 at 0007 UT, new WBCQ program 'Mike & Cathy' is
underway, talking about Tiger Woods, not of interest to me. Has lots of
embedded commercials. Recheck at 0041 UT, now with Freeway Auto Center ad
for a car meet coming up Saturday September 12 (?? This year, Sept 12 was
a Monday; leaping back to 2015, it was Sat). Other ads, then promotion for
originating station, KCAA 1050 AM, "Inland Empire", superlatives such as
"unique, interesting, quirky", "with FM sound quality on AM", "The station that leaves no listener behind, Loma Linda".

Call-in phone is 888-909-1050. Next topic: the 40 pastors. They say this
is their very first show, so dug out of the archives, or just now starting
on KCAA too? This 00-01 UT Sunday show has bumped J. P. off his three-hour
span on WBCQ; see separate log.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 25)

VANUATU   Logged on remote SDR unit at Brisbane Australia:

7259.9565  Radio Vanuatu heard as tiny signal S=5-6 or -92dBm
at 2230 on Sept 23.

7259.957  Radio Vanuatu in fair S=8-9 signal range of -76dBm
at 0608 UT on Sept 24.

Rather throaty voice, rough, ACCENTED English presenter observed,
not easily to understand.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23 / 24)

VATICAN STATE   7360  Vatican Radio - via Santa Maria di Galeria site,
at 0306-0345 UT on Sept 15, English program with news talk by a man and
woman announcers. IS at 0327 UT followed by opening of Swahili program.
Poor to fair.

17700  Voice of America - via Santa Maria di Galeria site, at 1519-1530*
UT on Sept 11, two men with a discussion in the Hausa language until close
down. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Sept 18)

VIETNAM   9839.86  Voice of Vietnam; at 1252-1251+ UT on Sept; English
news commentary, mostly re Vietnam, to ID at 1251 UT, bumper & commentary
continued. SIO=353.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, dxld Sept 14)

9839.827  Voice of Vietnam in Bahasa Indonesia from Son Tay bcast center
site. Female presenter, 170 Hertz BUZZY signal QRM with WHRI co-channel on
exact measured 9839.998 kHz kHz, at 1258 UT on Sept 25. Observed in remote
unit in Brisbane Australia.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)

VIETNAM   12018.936  Usual odd frequency of VoVietnam, Son Tay broadcast
center service in Chinese, logged at 2237 UT on Sept 23. Female Chinese
language presenter in progress, at S=6 or rather poor -89dBm signal noted
downunder in Brisbane.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)


INDIA   Some AIR programs, and other 60 mb broadcaster noted in 0045 to
0215 UT time range on Sept 25. Used remote units in New Delhi India,
Piliyandala Colombo Sri Lanka {thanks 4S7VK Victor}, Doha Qatar,
Madrid Spain, and Ancona Italian Adria coast too.

4010.009  KGZ  Birinchi Radio, Kirgiz R. Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka 0050 UT
4765      TJK  Tajik national radio from Dushanbe heard on remote units in
          Delhi and Sri Lanka around 0100 UT. Stn started regular day
          program, played National Anthem of TJK at 01.01.56 UT, powerful
          into Piliyandala Ceylon unit S=9+10dB or -62dBm signal.
          Many station program IDs and adresses in Tajik, read by female
          and male between 0100 and 0104 UT.
4765      CUB  Great Latin American music program of Radio Progreso,
          probably from Bejucal site ?, S=9+10dB signal into
          southern Germany. 0152 UT on Sept 25.
4799.9965 IND  AIR S=9
4810      IND  AIR S=9+25dB
4819.934  KGZ  Birinchi Radio, Kirgiz R. Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka 0050 UT
4835      IND  AIR Gangtok Sikkim Kingdom, very low modulation and
               only S=6 strength in Colombo Ceylon remote site.
4885.023  UNIDENTIFIED  signal, at 0128 UT on Sept 25, heard an
          Undidentified program S=7 here in southern Germany,
          maybe of Brazilian origin.
4894.997  IND  AIR S=9
4910.004  IND  AIR S=9+35dB at 0130 UT in Colombo Ceylon installation.
          +/- 50 and 100 Hertz main power peaks apart distance
          visible either sideband, as BUZZ audio.
4920.0015 IND  AIR powerhouse, S=9+35dB, at 0135 UT.
4949.730  AGL  odd fq of Radio Nacional Angola, across the Indian Ocean
          path into remote SDR unit at Colombo Ceylon island.
          S=6 at 0115 UT on Sept 25.
4970      IND  AIR at 0115 UT on Sept 25.
5009.997  IND  AIR Thiruvananthapuram in Hindi, observed at 0117 UT
          on Sept 25, powerful S=9+25dB or -54dBm signal noted on
          remote SDR unit at Colombo Ceylon site installation.
5040.004  IND  AIR, weak signal.
5049.993  USA  WWRB faulty feed line?  Heard mixture of two English
          language programs here in southern Germany.
          At 0137 UT on Sept 25.
6010.040  CLM - probably -, tiny poor S=5 or -92dBm, despite
          CLM 5910 kHz channels was empty, at 0155 UT on Sept 25.
7370.778  IND  very odd AIR Sindhi program, scheduled 01-02 UT,
          but switched off at 0157-0158 UT already.
7490.039  USA   odd fq of TOM Brother Stair bcast via WBCQ bcast
          station, US prayer program at 0203 UT on Sept 25,
          S=9+15dB strength logged in southern Germany.
7505.003  IND  AIR Nepali service, S=9 in southern Germany,
          at 0205 UT on Sept 25.
7520 even IND  AIR Urdu sce from Delhi site, female presenter
          heard at 0207 UT on Sept 25, S=8-9 here in Germany.
9420.005  GRC  Powerful signal of Greek folk music from
          Avlis, Voice of Greece, noted S=9+30 or -48dBm
          powerhouse, 11 kHz wide audio signal, great program.
9480.107  UAE, - typical offset on Babcock site Al Dhabbaya UAE,
          heard as usual this 'concealed' BBC English outlet
          at 0212 UT on Sept 25.
9490      F    Radio Republica from TDF Issoudun site, some
          S=9+10dB or -64dBm signal here in southern Germany,
          but some Cuban noise jamming AHEAD signal !
9630.042  BRA  Radio Aparecida, nice mx program at 0218 UT on
          Sept 25, - QRM co-channel equal level on
9630even  CHN  CNR1 Geermu site, noted both here in
          southern Germany at 0218 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 25)
Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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