WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1270 03 Oct 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   [and non]  9855  on Sept 30 at 0129 UT and later chex, NO signal
from R. Tirana, propagation disturbance probably sparing us from the
humroar, as even 9570 kHz CRI Cerrik relay from the other site in Albania
is JBA.
(Yet Radio Cairo EGYPT manages an S5 signal for its dead air on 9965.2 kHz
at 0129 UT; TRT Turkey 9770 & 9870 kHz are unusable but S4-S5).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 30)

ALBANIA   9854.977  Radio Tirana, Albanian service.
Noted Albanian National Anthem theme, around 23.55 til 23.57:25 UT cut,
then pause signal of Radio Tirana til 23.58:42 UT, - TX cut off down.
UT Sept 30.

Here in southern Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium noted
S=7-8 or -79dBm signal tonight.

Usual BUZZ scratching noise, visible on screen some
50 Hz, 150 Hz peaks, and
12 x 100 Hertz distance apart noise of main power, either sideband.

Terrible transmission outlet happens now 6 month.
Unbelievable negative service quality.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana. re: WB's comments.

It is a real shame that Radio Tirana cannot sort this problem out and that
the CRI engineers at Cerrik can't seem to be bothered to assist.

When I was an 11 year-old in 1991 (there's my age right there!), it was
the stories of my next door neighbour (who was a ham radio operator and an
ex journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald so loved a great story) and
his experiences of listening to Radio Tirana in the midst of the Enver
Hoxha era that enchanted me and got me into the hobby. I remember
receiving a huge package of material after my first letter to them
promoting tourist spots and various Albanian publications as well as a
little pick axe and rifle lapel pin. This was just before Ramiz Alia lost
power in 1992. I listened to them on a daily basis for years afterwards
and received regular postcards from them in that 1991-1993 period.

I am still sad that they ditched that fantastic interval signal that was
aired on WOR recently as it was only around for a very short time soon
after 1992.

I listened to Radio Tirana via KiwiSDR in Austria on 1458 kHz at approx
1430 UT on Sept. 30. Very acceptable signal (no Humroar) in Albanian from
the transmitter at Fllake, which I believe is very close to Shijak.

Drita needs to have a few more hard words with people at RTSH!

Regards,
Brian Powell
(Base QTH - Southern suburbs of Sydney Australia. Base setup Winradio
G305e w/ Buddipole. Mobile setup Baofeng GT3TP; via dxld / hcdx Oct 1)

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana with distorted audio on Sept 30:
0700-0900  7390 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR in Albanian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

ARGENTINA   11710.70, on Sept 30 at 0117 UT, RAE is only S3, with music,
supposedly nothing but music, counting down until the Oct 5 relaunch as
RAE Argentina al Mundo. But unless they boost the old thing at General
Pacheco up to something close to 100 kW (and some decent antenna gain?)
it will still be a strain to hear it.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 30)

ARGENTINA   11710.699  Much better signal than Glenn state, - see above
item, - I guess the night before were bad SF condition?

S=9+15dB or -67dBm typical signal of Latin American canciones, mens
singer, drums, guitar. Clear audio quality at 0418 UT on Sept 30.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

ARGENTINA   RAE Buenos Aires - neuer Sendeplan fuer das deutsche
RAE-Programm ab 06. Oct. 2016:

Mo-Fr: Nachrichten & Nachricht im Kontext

Mo: argentinischer Fussball & argentinischer Tango
Di: Die Bruecke (Hoererpost) & Unsere Volksmusik
Mi: Das Gespraech (Interviews, falls es welche gibt) &
    "Auf dem Weg durch Argentinien" (Tourismus)
Do: Herzlich Willkommen (Auslaendische Gemeinden in Argentinien) &
    Wissenschaft und Technologie
Fr: Das Sportmagazin & Gemeinsame Geschichte
Sa: Wochenrueckblick & DX-Neuigkeiten
So: Die Bruecke & Argentinier weltweit

Im neuen Sendeplan ist die Wiederholung des deutschen Programms am
Nachmittag nicht mehr vermerkt (die meist ja eh kaum via KW empfangbar
war), es wird lediglich die Ausstrahlung um 2100 UT auf 15345 kHz
(+ Internet) angegeben.

Livestream:  <http://player.dcarsat.com.ar/rn_sc_rad35/>
Podcast:     <www.radio360.eu>
Kontakt:     <raedeutsch -at- yahoo.com.ar>

Der Plan ist zwar, mehr Beitraege zu senden, man darf aber nicht
vergessen, dass weiterhin nur max. 2 Personen in der deutschen Redaktion
arbeiten.

Und ich denke die beiden freuen sich von euch zu hoeren, wie euch das
neue Programm ab Mitte Oktober gefaellt. :-)
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX Oct 1)

New RAE Program File.

RAE Sendezeiten, -sprachen und -frequenzen fuer Sendungen
ab Oktober 2016 bis April 2017 (Kurzwelle und Internet)

Uhrzeit UTC     Sprache       Frequenzen
00.00 bis 00.55 SPANISCH      11710 kHz
01.00 bis 01.55 CHINESISCH    11710 kHz
02.00 bis 02.55 FRANZOESISCH  11710 kHz
03.00 bis 03.55 ENGLISCH      11710 kHz
04.00 bis 04.55 SPANISCH      11710 kHz

10.00 bis 10.55 CHINESISCH    15345 kHz
11.00 bis 11.55 JAPANISCH     15345 kHz
12.00 bis 12.55 PORTUGIESISCH 15345 kHz
13.00 bis 13.55 SPANISCH      15345 kHz

18.00 bis 18.55 ENGLISCH      15345 kHz
19.00 bis 19.55 ITALIENISCH   15345 kHz
20.00 bis 20.55 FRANZOESISCH  15345 kHz
21.00 bis 21.55 DEUTSCH       15345 kHz
22.00 bis 22.55 SPANISCH      15345 kHz
23.00 bis 23.55 PORTUGIESISCH 15345 kHz

Mon       Tue       Wed        Thur       Fri         Sat          Sun

News      News      News       News       News        Wochenrueck  -
Kontext   Kontext   Kontext    Kontext    Kontext     blick        -

Argentin. Die       Das        Herzlich   Das Sport-  DX-          Die
Fussball  Bruecke   Gespraech  will-      magazin     Neuigkeiten  Bruecke
                               kommen                 com.ar

Argentin. Unsere    Weg durch  Wissensch. Gemeinsame  -        Argentinier
Tango     VolksmusikArgentin.  Technolog. Geschichte  -           weltweit

Die Bruecke =  Postfach 555
Das Gespraech: Interviews, falls die Produktion welche fuer uns einplant.
Auf dem Weg:   Tourismus

Herzlich willkommen: Auslaendische Gemeinden in Argentinien
(Bernd Seiser-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

AUSTRALIA   Now at 1400 UT noted Reach Beyond Australia from Kununurra,
regular requested at 1300-1430 UT, heard on odd
15319.982 kHz, S=9+10dB signal logged in southern Germany, Oct 1.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

BAHRAIN   9744.99  R. Bahrain In the clear at 2118 with Dance music in
usual carrier +USB. Into another Dance song at 2126 UT on 22 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx / dxld Sept 22)

9744.992USB H3E ITU mode code, BHR  Radio Bahrain, English {!} language
         news, - female! voice presenter. 0500 UT.
         Items of PAK/AGH terrorists, blown-up.
         S=5-6 or -91dBm rather poor and tiny here in Germany,
         after 'morning grey line area fade-out'.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

BULGARIA/FRANCE/MOLDOVA/RUSSIA   Some changes of SPC-NURTS Kostinbrod:

Brother HySTAIRical
1805-2100  6000 SOF 050 kW 015 deg to EaEUR English, cancelled

And good chance to hear Adygeyan Radio
1800-1900  6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Ad/Ar/Tu Mon
1800-1900  6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Adygeyan Fri
1900-2000  6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Adygeyan Sun

Denge Kurdistan
1930-2100 11600 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, cancelled
1930-2100 11600 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex SOF

Radio Biafra, now 2 hours, instead of 3 hours
1800-2000 11700 SOF 100 kW 195 deg to WeAF English, ex1800-2100

And good chance to hear Radio France International
2000-2030 11700 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa

# via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, QSL via ?
Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO Dimitar Todorov  <lz1ax -at- mail.bg>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

CHINA   CNR 17th progr in Kazakh language, 9630 kHz, 1731 UT, Sept 28
SINPO: 34222. Hoerte gerade "Radiostantsiya...."

Ich hoere zur Zeit englische Musik, zwischendurch Ansagen weibliche
Stimme. - Ich kann mir nicht vorstellen es ist China.
(Horst Mehrlich-Bardudvarnok-HNG, A-DX ng Sept 28)

'Radiostantsiya' - ist moeglicherweise Sprachgebrauch bei den Kazakhen aus
der Sowjetzeit.

Jetzt um 1610 UT ist // 11630 kHz staerker einfallend, als 9630 kHz.

laut Aoki Nagoya Japan list - das CNR 17th Programm in Kazakh

2355-0900 11630 12055
0900-1200 12055
0900-1805 11630
1200-1805  9630
2355-1805  1422 Kashgar Tibet 600kW.

Manchmal bringt auch das CNR 6th Programm schoene exotische Musik
0100-0900 UT 15710 und 11905 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 29)

COLOMBIA   5910  Alcaravan was on at 0935 UT, but not at 1015 UT recheck.
6009.99 kHz Conciencia was on though but not earlier at 0935 UT. Both are
highly irregular, coming and going all the time, anytime. 21 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

COLOMBIA  [and non]   5910  on Sept 26 at 0323 UT, NHK Japanese songs via
FRANCE at S=9+30dB but Spanish CCI also audible slightly offset, worse at
0352 UT recheck; so Alcaravan Radio can at least do some damage to the
usurper of its frequency, while likely useless to hear even within
Colombia.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 30)

COLOMBIA   Surprisingly even frequency noted this morning Sept 28,
the technician at Colombia maybe had the TX in service alignement
maintenance recently ?

5909.9985  Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, with nice fast LATIN AMERICAN
music program, S=8-9 fluttery heard on remote unit in MA/NJ-USA,
at 0610 UT on Sept 28.

The other 6010 kHz two outlets were lower than threshold though.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 28)

Probably La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras-CLM on same offset of
6009.9985 kHz, little stronger on US east coast post,

and 6010.097 kHz likely the Brazilian Inconfidencia very poor tiny level,
on Sept 29.

in NJ/MA remote North America east coast installation on Sept 30
at 0455 UT:

6009.972 PROBABLY  CLM  tentat. La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras,
         LatAmerican music, S=6 -90dBm rather weak, also co-channel
6010.034 BRA   could be Inconfidencia, S=4-5  -95dBm threshold level.
         ZYE521 R. Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG
         <www.inconfidencia.com.br>
<http://inconfidencia.mg.gov.br/modules/programacao/players/pop_am.php>

Nothing heard on 5910 kHz of Colombia stn, empty channel, after NHK Radio
Japan via TDF Issoudun site left the channel.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

DJIBOUTI   1431. Radio Sawa. At 2017 UT on Sept 25, with NX when Ukraine
apparently off. Man speaking in Algerian Arabic from Algiers about Opec
mentioning station name at the end of his report. SIO: 333.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

ECUADOR/GERMANY   6050  South American German language program of HCJB
WILL  END  FOR  EVER  on year-end in December 2016.

Some domestic Indian language programs on HCJB Quito Pico Pichincha
6050 kHz shortwave will keep on air also in 2017.

Was in service from HCJB Quito since 1953 year.

<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_HCJB>

Deutsches Programm von Radio HCJB aus Quito wird eingestellt.

Soeben von Horst Rosiak vernommen im DX-Programm auf 5920 kHz
gegen Ende der Sendung (SINPO 33443):

Das deutsche Programm von Radio HCJB aus Quito wird zum Jahresende
eingestellt.

Es soll aber mit den Indianersprachen auf 6050 kHz weitergehen.

Ueber Weenermoor Germany sollen weiterhin Beitraege der
Arbeitsgemeinschaft HCJB aus Deutschland kommen.

Mehr dazu auch im aktuellen Infobrief von Horst Rosiak auf der Andenstimme
Homepage.

<http://andenstimme.org/>

<http://files.webbuilder.hosteurope.de/hosteurope16446/file/oktobernovembe
r2016.pdf>

73, Gerald
(via Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX ng Oct 1)

re Radio HCJB / Andenstimme Quito.

Hallo, wie wir ja gestern gehoert und gelesen haben, werden die Sendungen
aus Quito eingestellt. Ich habe meine Webseite mit ein paar Informationen
ergaenzt.

Besuch bei HCJB mit Bildern wo der Auslandsdienst zu Hause war.

<http://www.radioempfang.ch/radio-hcjb/besuch-bei-hcjb/>

20 Jahre Deutsche Abteilung

<http://www.radioempfang.ch/radio-hcjb/20-jahre-deutsche-abteilung/>

Dieses Buechlein habe ich 1973 erhalten und aufbewahrt. Ich habe dazu Iris
Rauscher kontaktiert. Sie konnte sich noch knapp daran erinnern, dass es
das gegeben war (war auch vor ihrer Zeit) und hat mir vor laengerer Zeit
das ok gegeben fuer eine Aufschaltung.
(Sandro Blatter-Zurich-SUI, A-DX ng Oct 2)

<http://andenstimme.org/fotogalerie/hcjb-gel%C3%A4nde-fr%C3%BCher-und-
heute>

Interessant auch der Vergleich mit Fotos, die noch vor zehn Jahren,
zum 75. Jahrestag des Senders, verschickt wurden:
Da hatte sich noch keine Frau in Hosen aufs Bild verirrt.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Oct 3)

EGYPT   9965.2  on Sept 30 at 0129 UT, R. Cairo is S5 with no modulation
audible, but doing well considering the propagation conditions; yet
nothing audible now or at 0155 UT around the 9315 kHz blob if it really
be on.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 30)

12085.060  Radio Cairo Arabic, rather weak S=6-7 or -90dBm at 0445 UT
on Sept 30.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   Voice of Broad Masses.
Two frequencies observed today in Saudi Arabia.

ERITREA's voice of Broad Masses was observed here in Jeddah in Saudi
Arabia with the first program on 7175 kHz from 0300 to 0830 UT with white
noise jamming* intermittently. Again this broadcast started from 1230 to
1845 UT. This too was jammed with the white noise* from 1600 UT.

The second frequency of 7145 kHz started around 0300 UT and continued up
to 0830 UT with 45444 SINPO. Again it started around 1230 UT and continued
up to 1830 UT. No jamming was noted on this frequency on both times.
But only the 0300 UT time slot suffered interference by HAM now.
(Jawahar, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

* WHITE NOISE jamming noted from Ethiopia's NISS security sce,
mostly 24 kHz wide broadband jamming signal.

On Oct 3rd at 0410 UT noted broadband digital WHITE NOISE 
in 7166 to 7182 kHz frequency range.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30/Oct 3)

re 7146.556 / 7174.988 kHz. { 7120 / 7200 kHz }
Yes, I found the Eritrean BC on 7146.5 kHz, too. Bearings by the German
PTT were showing Eritrea. Anyway I will inform the German PTT for an
official complaint.

Radio Eritrea disturbed by Radio Ethiopia with white noise audio,
well known from earlier observations.
(DK2OM - Wolf Hadel-D,  intruderalert_iaru-r1.org  Sept 29)

Good signal of VOBroad Masses Eritrea 1 Dimtsi Hafash on Sept 30
1545&1745  7146.6 ASM 100 kW non-dir to EaAF Amharic strong QRM HAM's
but not // 7175.0 ASM 100 kW non-dir to EaAF VOBroad Masses Eritrea 2.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

7120.0   SOM  Radio Hargeysa in Somali Arabic, after grey -line left
and fade-out around 0505z on Sept 30, only S=4 or -98dBm,
just above threshold level into southern Germany.

7146.555 ERI  Yesterday newly appeared Eritrean program heard
at 0510z on Sept 30, S=6 or -86dBm, male voice, not jammed by ETH.

in 2011 year Eritrea were on exotic QRG's present:
7130.031 / 7175 / 7200 / 7205SDN / 7210ETH / 9705 / 9730 / 9820 kHz.

7174.988 ERI  Horn of Africa music from Eritrea, stronger than 7146v.
S=7-8 or -85dBm.  Now at 1550z on Sept 30.

ERITREA on 7146.556 kHz, not been jammed,
and
7174.988 kHz,
covered by WHITE NOISE digital jamming by Ethiopia,
latter digital broadband 24 kHz wide scratching noise cover.

MYANMAR   7200 kHz even frequency from Yegu / Yangoon Burma.
At 1350z S=9+15dB signal noted in remote unit at New Delhi, India.

73 wolfy df5sx  (intruderalert_iaru-r1.org Sept 30)

ETHIOPIA   801. Amhara radio, at 1932 UT on Sept 30. Very weak with vivid
horn-of-Africa-music under RNE and BBC. However, the signal was clearly
recocgnisable and // to 6090 kHz. Again at 2011 when Amhara radio
on 6090 kHz was in the clear. SIO: 111.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

GERMANY   From Sept 26 no signal of Deutscher Wetterdienst
0604-0630  6180 PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB
1204-1230  6180 PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB
2004-2030  6180 PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

GERMANY/BULGARIA/FRANCE/   Media Broadcast FMO Cologne changes

Mighty KBC Radio
0000-0100  6145 NAU 125 kW 300 deg to NoAM English Sun from Sept 4
0100-0200  6145 NAU 125 kW 300 deg to NoAM English Sun, Oct 2 only

Bible Voice Broadcasting
0832-0902 17535 NAU 125 kW 145 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Fri, cancelled
0902-0917 17535 NAU 125 kW 145 deg to NoEaAF English Fri, cancelled
1400-1430 17650 ISS 250 kW 083 deg to SoAS English 1st Sat, cancelled
1445-1530 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Urdu Mon-Wed, additional
1445-1530 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Punjabi Thu-Sat, additional
1530-1600 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Urdu Fri, no change
1445-1545 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Sun, additional
1500-1530 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS Urdu Wed, cancelled
1530-1545 15640 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Sun, cancelled
1645-1700 13580 NAU 250 kW 125 deg to NE/ME Arabic Sat, additional
1800-1830 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Arabic Sat, additional

Pan American Broadcasting
1400-1430 15205 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Sun, cancelled
1415-1430 15205 NAU 100 kW 095 deg to SoAS English Mon-Sat, cancelled*
1430-1445 15205 SOF#050 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sun, no change
1930-2000  9515 NAU 250 kW 155 deg to NoAF English Sun, no change
* till Sept 30, video of the last broadcast

Good signal of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR FMO Nauen, Sept 30
1700-1730 15420 NAU 100 kW 139 deg to EaAF Afar Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

# via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, QSL via ?
Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO Dimitar Todorov  <lz1ax -at- mail.bg>

GERMANY   Radiosender in Halle - Update 26.9.2016

Hallo OMs, ... an der Clubstation DL0MLU werden seit kurzem in
Zusammenarbeit mit dem lokalen Radiosender "Radio Corax" zwei Radiosender
betrieben, ein Mittelwellensender und ein UKW-Sender.

Vom 1.10.-31.10.2016 ist der Regelbetrieb geplant - momantan sind die
Sender in Betrieb mit einer Ansageschleife. Der Mittelwellensender wurde
von Tino/DM2NT gebaut und kann bis zu 1 kW Traegerleistung liefern.
Am Aufbau und der Inbetriebnahme sind Funkamateure aus Halle und Umgebung
beteiligt.

Weiterlesen unter: <http://db0hal.de>

Update: Es gibt erste Empfangsbestaetigungen aus Schweden, Finnland, den
Niederlanden und Oesterreich. Der Mittelwellensender auf 1575 kHz war in
Vaexjoe, Suedost Schweden gut aufzunehmen.

Bitte die Empfangsbestaetigungen direkt an folgende eMail-Adresse senden:

<qsl -at- radiorevolten.net>

(Christoph Ratzer-AUT <http://ratzer.at>  <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 23)

GUINEA   9650  Radio Guinee, Conakry. Heavy QRM from Vatican 9645 kHz
until that signed off at 0703 UT, then R. Guinee was in the clear. Talks
(possibly local news), occasional short bursts of African music and
anncts. Telephone talkback program at 0715 UT. Fair to poor signal here
and no better on the Twente remote. Still heard at 0730 UT with a pop song
until VoKorea signed on late at 0733 UT in Japanese and flattened Guinee.
Sept 3.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

On 27 Sept at 0549 UT, surprised to find presumed Conakry already on
before usual *0600+ UT, in hilifish music, S9 fading to S6; 0602 UT
announcement and mostly music past 0619 UT as I finally QRT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

ICELAND   Icelandic broadcaster RAS-2 observed on MW 666 kHz.

Icelandic public broadcaster Rikisutvarpid (RUV) was observed at 0905 UT
today (1 Oct) carrying their second network RAS-2 on 666 kHz mediumwave -
the broadcaster had recently been noted carrying test transmissions of
continuous music on this frequency. This was monitored with good reception
via a KiwiSDR remote receiver in Reykjavik Iceland.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online; dxld Oct 1)

Frage zu Island auf 666 kHz.
Ist schon was zum Sender (Standort, Leistung) bekannt?
666 kHz hatte man ja von Hoefn aus eingesetzt.

Wenn mich mein optisches Gedaechtnis nicht im Stich laesst (ich war vor
23 Jahren dort), dann stand der Sender nahe der Strasse (rechts, wenn man
von Reykjavik kommt) am damaligen Ortsrand.
(Frank Schuettig-INS, A-DX ng Oct 2)

ISL Hoefn 666 kHz 4 kW,  64 16 08.83 N  15 12 48.19 W
<https://binged.it/2dJzqb7>

2 Masten, T-Antenne ?

nahe 4km zum Ufer, und Ausbreitung ueber Atlantik Wasser Richtung Europa.

Also direkt aus der Hauptstadt, das waere also der alte Sender-Standort

ISL_former LW Reykjavik 209 / 207 kHz, til 1998 year
location  64 05 27.46 N  21 49 13.10 W

<https://binged.it/2djTt1r>
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

Kai schreibt bei radioeins.de, dass es sich um den Sender in Vatnsendi
handelt (mit 1 kW). Kann man auch bei Google Streetview angucken:

<https://goo.gl/EmJ0QL>

Auf dieser Seite gibt es unten auch ein paar Fotos:
<http://radiomap.eu/is/reykjavik>
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX ng Oct 2)

INDIA   15175.983  AIR GOS Gujarati sce via Goa Panaji bcast center site,
S=7-8 sidelobe of EaAF target signal, noted here in southern Germany.
At 1551 UT on Oct 1st, South Asian typical female singer.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

INDONESIA   4869.91  RRI Wamena, at 1018 UT on Sept 25, Pop mx. Weak and
was hoping it would be better by 1100 UT but abt the same. More Pop mx at
1055 UT, seemed like canned anmnts at 1058 UT but just too poor.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

IRAN   1431. IRIB Esfahan, at 2012 UT on Sept 18. Talk by woman and man in
Farsi what was apparently nx. // to 1251 kHz. SIO: 322.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

IRELAND   RTE on long wave 252 kHz.

RTE is reported as saying that it is conducting a 'review' of its decision
to close its long wave TX on 252 kHz. The article below interprets that as
meaning that the decision to close 252 kHz has been 'ditched' but that
conclusion may be too definitive. There is no commitment to increasing
power on 252 kHz or to moving to 261 kHz to avoid interference from
Algiers.

<http://www.independent.ie/business/media/rte-ditches-plans-to-axe-
longwave-252-radio-service-after-criticism-in-britain-35096216.html>
(John Walsh, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 2)

IRELAND   Re: RTE ditches plans to axe longwave 252 radio service
after criticism in Britain.

RTE is set to scrap controversial plans to axe its longwave radio service,
aimed at saving the cash-strapped broadcaster EUR 250,000 a year, the
Sunday Independent has learned.

As the station grapples with an unprecedented financial crisis, it was
announced two years ago that it planned to wind down longwave 252
broadcasts before full shutdown in May 2017. But the plan caused
widespread anger, particularly among the Irish community in Britain, where
the service is seen as a crucial lifeline for thousands of older emigrants
who cannot access digital broadcasts.

RTE sources say the service was targeted for shutdown because it is
considered outdated, and is an ongoing and unnecessary cost, during a time
of increasing financial pressures.

However, as a result of a public backlash, the broadcaster was forced to
temporarily postpone the closure until 2017, giving listeners more time to
move over to digital platforms.

But the station has confirmed it is now carrying out a "review" of its
previous announcement.

A spokesperson added that there is now no specific date for the
termination of the service. However, it is understood there remains an
ongoing risk as regards its long-term viability. RTE has argued that
transition to better quality, more sustainable digital alternatives, is
essential in the longer term. There are an estimated 600,000 Irish-born
immigrants living in the UK.

Many of the older emigrants left Ireland in the 1950s - with only basic
education - as Ireland grappled with widespread unemployment.

They are now elderly and a significant number are in difficult financial
circumstances, according to social services.

This radio service is still a crucial 'link with home' for many thousands
of older Irish in Britain, according to various immigrant groups working
with social services. The latest development comes as RTE grapples with an
ongoing financial crisis, currently forecasting a loss of up to EUR 20m in
the current year. The organisation's new Director-General, Dee Forbes,
faces a difficult challenge to stem the deficit.

In the wake of the station's announcement in 2014, 'Irish in Britain', an
umbrella group representing various emigrant organisation, carried out
research into RTE radio broadcasting in the UK.

It looked at the frequency of Radio 1 listenership, attitudes to its
content, and perceived benefits and weaknesses of the service, in England,
Scotland and Wales.

It found it gives listeners a 'sense of Irishness' and helps them keep up
to date with news and current affairs 'back home'. Some participants
referenced their remittance contributions back to Ireland during the
depression years of the 1950s.

They argued they should not now be abandoned by the public service
broadcaster.

The survey also found 92pc of respondents listen to RTE "every day" or
"most days".

Charlotte Curran, national health coordinator with the 'Irish in Britain'
community group, says the service is an "invaluable lifeline" for the
Irish diaspora.

She said there is an ongoing need for older people to maintain a link with
their homeland.

"They want to hear the familiar voice of Ireland and hear the stories from
back home.

"They feel a connection to that - and these are people who don't
frequently travel back to Ireland."

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said while it is
ultimately an operational matter for RTE, it is hoped the broadcaster will
be informed by "awareness of the role that the service plays in preserving
and enhancing links with Ireland."

<http://www.independent.ie/business/media/rte-ditches-plans-to-axe-
longwave-252-radio-service-after-criticism-in-britain-35096216.html>

Sunday_Independent
Ireland, By Mark_O'Regan, 2 October 2016
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK / dxld Oct 3)

Irland behaelt (vorerst) seine Langwelle

Der irische Rundfunk behaelt vorerst doch seine Langwellenfrequenz
252 kHz. Der Plan, den Sender im kommenden Mai abzuschalten, werde
momentan ueberprueft und es gaebe momentan kein Abschaltdatum mehr.
Dennoch sei nicht sicher, wie lange der Sender noch in Zukunft betrieben
wird. Der ganze Artikel auf Englisch:

<https://goo.gl/02kKl5>

<http://www.independent.ie/business/media/rte-ditches-plans-to-axe-
longwave-252-radio-service-after-criticism-in-britain-35096216.html>

gefunden durch <http://swling.com>
eine uebrigens sehr interessante Seite.

Zwar ist Irland meiner Erfahrung nach inzwischen sehr viel schlechter zu
hoeren als Tipaza Algerien auf selber Welle, aber wenn es denn klappt,
lohnt die Musikwunschsendung zur spaeten Abendstunde, "Late Date".
(Daniel Kaehler-D, A-DX ng Oct 3)

<http://andenstimme.org/fotogalerie/hcjb-gel%C3%A4nde-fr%C3%BCher-und-
heute>

IRELAND / {SOUTH AFRICA-not}   Not on shortwave 15320 kHz,
All Ireland GAA 2016 Football Final replay on Oct 1st.

RTE All Ireland GAA 2016 Football Final via SenTec Meyerton AFS/RSA today.

another game, another play ...
still on LW 252 kHz direct from Ireland.

RTE Radio One Sport have confirmed another relay for the replay of the GAA
All Ireland Senior Football Final, as follows:

Date: Saturday 1st October
Time: 1600-1800 UTC, Freq: 15320 kHz via SenTec Meyerton RSA-AFS.

1300-1700 15320 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to all Africa in English.

Nothing heard on 15320 kHz channel from Meyerton-AFS today,
totally empty fq range
15285 to 15345 kHz, today Oct 1st.

A RTE sports program, Dublin mentioned sports game heard though, and
Cooper player for example too, heard on longwave 252 kHz S=9+35 dB
powerhouse signal direct from Ireland, now at 1615 UT on Sat Oct 1st.

They received 10 reception reports for recent relays.
Contacting RTE Radio Dublin. RTE Radio can be contacted at:

<hearus -at- rte.ie>

Regards, - Eamonn in Dublin-IRL (via BrDXC-UK ng Sept 29)
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

KOREA Rep of    KBS World Radio English Service will carry out test
transmission from October 3 to 8 ahead of the B-16 shortwave frequency
adjustment.

Please tune into the following frequencies and send us your reception
reports
<English -at- kbs.co.kr>

Your feedback will help us greatly in choosing the best frequency option
for the new season. Thank you!

Date Time Frequencies (kHz) Target Area
1400-1500 UT
Oct. 3   9595 India
Oct. 4   9665
Oct. 5   7215

2300-2400 UT
Oct. 6   9570 Africa
Oct. 7   9710
Oct. 8  11615 kHz
(Nick Sharp-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 2)

KUWAIT   19000  Radio Free Asia, Umm al Rimam. Tibetan service at 1210 UT
with music programming under CNR 1's Mandarin jamming in this rarely used
SWBC band, fair signal at first but weakened quickly by 1217 UT, Sept 3.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS VK3BVW, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

Complicated US IBB RFA Kuwait schedule, 1100-1400 UT:
18930 Sun/Mon, 18980 Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri, 18990 Wed/Sat, 19000 Thur/Wed/Sat,
19010 Sun.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS VK3BVW, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

LAOS   6130  Lao National Radio, at 1418-1500 UT on Sept 26. Heavy
adjacent QRM; only able to make out bits and pieces; 1418-1426 UT in
Chinese; 1426-1430 UT nice indigenous music/singing; 1430 UT usual theme
music; English segment 1430-1458 UT; able to make out some of their usual
ID - "...This is the Lao National Radio, broadcasting ... from Vientiane
capital, the Lao People's Democratic Republic ... Our news in English
program broadcasts at 2130 to 2200 hours local time daily, which is
transmitted on AM 567 kHz. on medium wave and on AM 6130 kHz on shortwave
and ..."; items about production of crops and the national agricultural
department helping people rise above the poverty level, also item on World
Health Organization in Geneva, etc.; additional IDs at 1445 & 1458 UT.

At 1458 UT into French language. The signal strength was decent, but tough
copying them through the adjacent QRM, but still I was very pleased to be
able to hear LNR even with this poor reception.

The best reception I had was of the indigenous music/singing.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 26)

MADAGASCAR   9480 on Sept 15 at 0410 UT, still no signal from MWV/APR in
English. 17640 kHz on Sept 15 at 1807 UT, still no signal from MWV/APR in
English.

17640  on Sept 16 at 1818 UT, no signal from MWV/APR. However, I finally
got a report of both this and 9570 kHz Russian service being on air at
same time, on Sept 9 at 1830 UT, per Thorsten Hallmann, Germany. But it
must still be quite sporadic.

9600  on Sept 17 at 0046 UT, no signal from the 'KNLS' English hour via
MWV. BTW, Carl Mann tells me about the DX talks he produced for KNLS years
ago, and maybe appearing sporadically via MWV, in forthcoming dxld 16-37.

17640  on Sept 20 circa 1830 UT check, still no signal from MWV English
hour of African Pathways Radio. What exactly is the problem now making MWV
so unreliable? If I ever hear any of their further 00-05 UT broadcasts on
9600, 9665, 6190, 6150, or 9480 kHz, I'll let you know.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 21)

MALAYSIA   6050  28 Sept at 1250 UT, pop music at S5-S8 past 1300+ UT;
also seems to be a second carrier under.

Ron Howard reported that Asyik FM reactivated Sept 27, having been silent
starting Sept 9. Aoki shows this is only 10 kW ND, while Lhasa is 100 kW
at 290 degrees. Ron Howard reports that by 1500 UT today, 6050 kHz was
instead carrying the Salam FM program.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

MEXICO   6184.999  XEPPM  Radio Educacion Mexico City, rather poor signal
observed at MA-NY remote east coast rx. S=7 or -78dBm signal noted 0455 UT
on Sept 30. Mexican folk music played - so far.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

MOLDOVA   Reception of Radio Ranginkaman via BaBcoCk FMO,
Radiotelecentr Grigoriopol, Sept 30
1600-1630  7575 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri Radio Rainbow.

Reception of Voice of Spring via BaBcoCk FMO,
Radiotelecentr Grigoriopol Sept 30
1730-1800  7495 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Thu/Fri Sedoye Bahar.

Reception of Radio Payem e-Doost via BaBcoCk FMO,
Radiotelecentr Grigoriopol Sept 30
1800-1845  7480 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

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

MYANMAR   7200 kHz even frequency from Yegu / Yangoon Burma.
At 1350z S=9+15dB signal noted in remote unit at New Delhi, India.
(intruderalert_iaru-r1.org Sept 30)

5914.990  Myanmar Radio, Naypyidaw, heard at 1210 UT on Sept 30,
S=9or -69dBm signal, noted in remote SDR unit at New Delhi, India.

5985 even frequency MRNS Yangon Yegu site, 1220 UT on Sept 30. But in
channel background heard some like 'ditter jamming' audio sound peaked at
1025 and 2050 Hertz either sideband. S=7 fair signal noted in remote SDR
unit at New Delhi, India.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

NIGERIA   1440. Adamawa Broadcasting Cooperation, at 2036-2057 UT
on Sept 29. Radio play by woman and man in local language with single
English words in between.

At 2057 UT short musical bridge and ID by soft spoken man (a drama for
every DXer). Ending with national anthem. At times SIO: 333.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260  NBC Madang at 1049-1058 UT radio play. 1058- UT M
anncr in PD w/outro and sev. ments of Madang and also Eastern Highlands
Province, New Britain, and ID "...Radio Madang ?? long broadcast ??".
1059 UT exotic flute, 1100 UT studio M anncr in PD w/ment of Saturday
night, phone #, tonight, "fax number", and apparently upcoming pgm.
1102 UT into lively island mx. 1113 UT studio M anncr w/ment of NBC
and TC. Best hrd yet this season. Easily as good, if not better, 
than Neils Perseus in Brisbane!! 10 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3325  NBC Bougainville, at 1040 UT Sept 25, Pop and
Reggae mx. 1048 UT studio W anncr in PD w/tlk, ment of Sunday night, and
back to mx.

1102 UT ad for what sounded like car dealer, ID / promo w / soundbites of
sev. people on the street ending w/children, then back to mx pgm, no nx.
Fairly decent signal.

Signal showing up on 3344.87 at 1052 UT Sept 25, no doubt Ternate.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

PERU   6173.83  R. Tawantinsuyo Pleasant rustic OA campo mx at 1011 UT
t/in. 1013 UT TC by W and ID by M, then right back to mx. 1016 UT another
brief anmnt by W but couldn't copy. 1020 fantastic TC and ID by M
"Transmite R. Tawantinsuyo desde Cusco Peru". Best hrd in a long time and
nice on very short peaks (2 seconds or so) due to QSB. 13 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

SAUDI ARABIA   [Yemen excile radio]   11860, on Sept 17 at 1341 UT,
Republic of Yemen Radio is S=9+10dB in Arabic talk; good ole triumphal
music playing by 1419 UT, still S=9+10dB presumably via SAUDI ARABIA.
Reception improving and hope this continue. Today's sunset in Sana'a is
1503 UT, in case they should ever resume Qur'anic vespers interrupting
programming.

11860, on Sept 18 at 1350 UT, Republic of Yemen Radio at S=9+10dB level
with drumming and exhortations, still good at 1424 UT with military
commands yelled, triumphal music; presumably via SAUDI ARABIA.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 21)

SAUDI ARABIA   13710.02  on Sept 24 at 1648 UT, dead air at S9, soon
undead after pregnant pause during Qur'an, then into other talk, from
BSKSA. Slight Doppler flutter on this, less than 15620 kHz Botswana relay.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 28)

SAUDI ARABIA   1467. General programme, at 1932 UT on Sept 18. Talk in
Arabic by man. SIO: 222.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   SIBC 31m frequency varying 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, then at 0455 recheck they
were on 9545.62 kHz but the frequency was still wandering - up to 9545.70
kHz within a minute.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, Sept 16, dxld Sept 21)

9545.002 kHz, 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.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 21)

SPAIN   15500  REE Noblejas with Saturday soccer live coverage,
// 17715 kHz, S=9+35dB here in southern Germany. 1600 UT on Oct 1.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

SRI LANKA   17770  AWR, Trincomalee. In the scheduled Isan language at
1325 UT with alternating announcers. A quick spasm of SoAsian instrumental
music and then suddenly off-air at 1328 UT. Weak signal, Sept 18. Isan is
the collective name for the dialects of the Lao language as spoken in
Thailand. It is spoken by around 20 million people in northeastern
Thailand and in Laos. The sound of Isan is very similar to Lao.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS VK3BVW, in ARDXC 'ADXN Magazine Oct', Oct 3)

TANZANIA   1377  R. Free Africa, at 2200 UT on Oct 1. Hip-Hop-music
followed by ID by man. Then into talk by female in Suaheli. SIO: 222.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

U.K.  15330  BBC Tamil sce via Babcock Woofferton 1545-1600 UT, ultra
wideband of 40 kHz signal block visible, at S=9+35dB signal, cut-off at
1559:37 UT on Oct 1st.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

U.K.  / INTERNATIONAL INTERNET & VACUUM. World Radio Network
Anyone know what is happening with World Radio Network? Recently their
website
<http://wrn.org>
has been unavailable.
(rgorsch, Sept 23, dxld Sept 28)

Hard to say. it was acquired by Babcock last year and dropped their weekly
e-mail newsletter around that time. They are still broadcasting, though.
Have them playing through the "Tune In" app.
(John Figliozzi-NY-USA, ibid.)

It's very odd as they still announce "on the web at wrn.org" at every link
in the WRN broadcast schedule, yet the web site has been unavailable for
several months now. I phoned the Babcock/WRN office this morning and was
told that Babcock engineers are aware of the problem and are working on
it, but they did not say why its taking so long to fix.
(Dave Kenny-UK, dxld Sept 28)

Hi Glenn, I'm writing to ask if you know what happened to the World Radio
Network (WRN). Their website is down and I'm getting a 404 message from
Babcocks with the WRN link, which I believe is or was their parent
company. Do you know if they plan to resume? I know they had stopped the
podcasting service but I'm wondering where all the content is. I had a
look through Babcock's archives, and I can't find anything. I also tried
what was supposedly a new address wrnbroadcast.com Maybe you have some
news about it. Kind regards
(Joseph McTaggart, dxld Sept 28)

I would like to find out what happened to the World Radio Network since
I can't get it on my Internet Receiver. I remember when this service was
carried daily (weekends also) over WRMI (9955 kHz) before Jeff White
became infatuated with carrying The Overcomer Ministry with "Brother
Hysterical".
(jk3119, dxld Sept 28)

I am trying to find out from my contacts at WRN. The websites are still
unfound, but the North American service is still streaming via
<http://shoutcast.wrn.org:8000/>
KBS World Radio just started at 0200 UT Saturday.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 28)

Where is WRN online?? Dear WRN, As you might imagine, my listeners keep
inquiring what has become of WRN?? Since the websites have been offline
for several weeks now. Some are not aware that the programming is still
available online and presumably via satellite. Or how to access it now.

We are apprehensive that as now a very small part of Babcock, WRN may be
on the way to phasing out, termination. If not, surely the websites could
be restored to their usual functionality. Would you please inform us of
exactly what the situation is and what we may expect?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, Sept 23 to WRN, via dxld Sept 28)
no reply by Oct 1 (gh)

Thanks, Glenn, They seem to still be on tunein.com as well. I tried
writing and tweeting both WRN and Babcock but didn't receive any replies.
They were never very good with customer service in my opinion, so it could
be that they are doing maintenance but didn't tell anyone. Very odd,
(Joseph McTaggert, dxld Sept 27 / 28)

USA   7490.05-AM,  UT Fri Sept 30 at 0055 UT, Pam and her ukulele are
performing the "99 years" song, i.e. an 'Allan Weiner Worldwide' playback
on WBCQ. Sufficient signal at first, but by 0123 UT recheck when Brother
Scare is on, quite weaker than usual, only S8, (while one band higher,
9265 kHz WINB is still S=9+20dB). Maybe 7490 kHz is underpowered too?
Seems the path slightly further north into the sub-auroral zone would not
account for this.

5129.8+, UT Fri Sept 30 at 0057 UT with WBCQ The Planet IS and ID, prior
to sign-on, as the only scheduled broadcast on UT Fridays is 'Just Right'
from 0100 UT and it start with an old-time-radio clip.

On the 5130 kHz sked I see something else I had not noticed before:
"We 5130 kHz 08:30PM 09:00PM ET 0030 0100 UT [THURSDAYS] Antena DX"
See also World of Radio log about 9330v-CUSB.

7505.04v, Sept 30 at 0121 UT, WRNO is back on with gospel music, good
signal level but somewhat undermodulated, and varying slightly as I
measure it.

5830 & 9475 kHz, on Sept 25 at 1245 UT, WTWW-1 is missing from both
frequencies, nor after 1400 UT.

12105  on Sept 26 at 2057 UT, WTWW-3 is S=9+30dB of dead air instead of
Bibling Worldwide. Later at a time I failed to note, off the air
completely.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Sept 25, 26, 30)

USA   QSL: 11580, Italian Broadcasting Corporation via WRMI Okeechobee.
Nice Globe/IBC, "with you on short waves" full data QSL card for an e-mail
report to the station. Reply in 40 days. V/s: 'The Crew" with a Initial.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld Sept 28)

7730,  UT Sat Sept 24 at 0029 UT, CDXA program is concluding on WRMI,
0030 UT Zanotti ID, 0030.5 UT WRMI's Digital Special for HFCC 
August 22-26 is still being repeated! And I wonder if the CDXA program
is the only one from early August saluting Ecos del Torbes? Both these
do appear on the schedule grid [Yes]

11580, Sept 25 at 1753 UT on BST-1 caradio, memory search lands here
during World Music from WRMI, much weaker than on 13695 kHz, both of which
revert to BS at 1800 UT. 11580 kHz, Sept 26 at 1727 UT check, WM again,
but NOT // 13695 kHz, separate playouts: take your choice. 11580 kHz from
at least 17 adds to my roster:

I update WRMI World Music hours each time I find a new one:

0000-0100 Tue-Sat    7730 285 deg
0100-0300 Sunday    *7570 315 deg [any other days? Or Sept 18 only?]
0700-0800 Tue-Fri    7730 285 deg
1300-1400 Mon-Fri   11580  44 deg
1400-1500 Mon-Fri? *11580  44 deg [heard Mon Sept 19 and regularly]
1700-1800 daily?   *11580  44 deg [heard Sun & Mon Sept 25-26 so far]
1700-1800 daily    *13695 315 deg [not // 11580 kHz]
2000-2100 Mon-Sat   11580  44 deg
* unlisted as such on the WRMI schedules

9395, Sept 26 at 0345 UT, while World of Radio is attempting to be heard
on WRMI 9955 kHz, the so-called TruNews frequency is marginally better;
355 vs 160 degrees, while we are about 315 from Okeechobee. WRMI-6 
on 9395 kHz is believed to be the old nominally 50 kW Wilkinson
transmitter, ex-Hialeah, ex-Santo Domingo, while the others are
nominally 100 kW but some sound like semi-power too.

13695, Monday Sept 26 at 2100 UT, WRMI with 'La Rosa de Tokio', new
episode about radio in Tierra del Fuego, excellent signal as usual here.

9955, Sept 27 at 2135 UT, surprised to hear Spanish on WRMI instead of
Overcomer scheduled until 2200 UT weekdays. Soon clear it's a Cuban exile
interview, but don't know which, and just as he is about to ID the
program, cut off at 2159:30 UT for WRMI ID and 2200 UT into "Lincolnshire
Poacher" introducing Radio Northern Ireland. Anyhow, no jamming audible at
all, unlike two hours later. One should check the 9955 kHz, 21-22 UT block
otherdays for non-BS programming.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 28)

USA   Nothing heard on 5130v, 7505v, neither 7490v kHz,
around 0500 UT Sept 30.

9474.975  WTWW English sce, poor S=4 signal here in Germany at 2345 UT on
Oct 1st. Phone in program, female voices.

9505.004  WHRI probably "The Countdown Magazine", S=8-9 or -76dBm  signal
observed here in southern Germany, noted at 2350 UT on Oct 1. Group singer
pop mx in progress.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30 / Oct 1)

UZBEKISTAN   15480.011 odd fq, seldom seen on Tashkent UZB site
installation. NHK World Radio Japan, Hindi sce observed at 1555 UT
on Oct 1. S=7-8, distorted audio quality heard. Latter maybe
an old reserve TX unit on air ?

See also HFCC Babcock FMO request #15022 covers a 4-leg quadrant
#912 antenna type. 
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 1)

VANUATU   7259.96  Radio Vanuatu. Was getting Pop-like mx at 0850 UT
weakly. Changed antenna direction but missed the ToH because I had
accidentally pulled the wire out of the matching xfmr. When fixed 
at 0904 UT, it was stronger of course and even oddly stronger than
7345 kHz Sakha, but still poor. Apparent nx w/speech excerpts.
A little better when I returned at 0955 UT w/Pop mx again. 0959 UT
W anncr very briefly between songs. Nothing special over ToH. 25 Sept.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA via hcdx / dxld Sept 28)

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Some more log of this Sept 30 morning in southern Germany, Europe:

11520     USA   EWTN WEWN only weak S=5 signal frome the west
          here in southern Germany at 0420 UT.
11764.641 BRA   SRDA Portugese sermon, S=8 or -83 dBm at 0427 UT.
11780.007 BRA   RNB Brasilia music px, male singer, at 0429 UT Sept 30.
11840     CUB   RHC rather weak S=6-7 -87dBm, interview male/female
          at 0433 UT.
11854.901 BRA   Radio Aparecida, not stable frequency signal,
          hops 2-3 Hertz up and down, poor tiny S=4-5 -98dBm, at 0439 UT.
11925.223 BRA   Radio Bandeirantes, noted male presenter in Portuguese,
          At 0439 UT here in Germany rather tiny poor signal of
          S=4 or -99dBm strength.
11980.023 TUR   TRT Emirler Turkish, similar strong like RAE 11710v kHz,
          S=9 or -72dBm, Turkish light music at 0441 UT.
12030.009 IRN   VoIRIB Hebrew service to Israel / Palestine Near East,
          S=6-7 or -89dBm sidelobe signal into southern Germany.
          At 0443 UT.

 6180.125 BRA  RNB Brasilia, much odd frequency, S=9+5dB -67dBm into
          Europe. Many ID's and figures given, also phone no. at 0458 UT
 7120.0   SOM  Radio Hargeysa in Somali Arabic, after grey -line left
          and fade-out around 0505 UT only S=4 or -98dBm,
          just above threshold level into southern Germany.

 7146.555 ERI  Yesterday newly appeared Eritrean program heard
          at 0510 UT, S=6 or -86dBm, male voice, not jammed by ETH.

in 2011 year Eritrea were on exotic QRG's present:
7130.031 / 7175 / 7200 / 7205SDN / 7210ETH / 9705 / 9730 / 9820 kHz.

 7174.987 ERI  Horn of Africa music from Eritrea, stronger than 7146v.
          S=7-8 or -85dBm.
 7205even SDN  Omdurman Radio back on nominal channel at 0514 UT,
          VERY LOW MODULATED these days,
          (after recently on 7206 and 7207 kHz to avoid CHN 7200 ?)
 7230.003 AFS  Channel Africa all Africa English morning service
          via SenTec Meyerton installation, at 0515 UT on S=7
          or -75dBm level, political talk on African countries and
          peace.
 7285.018 AFS  Radio Sonder Grense in Afrikaans language, little
          less strong compared to 7230 kHz, 0518 UT on Sept 30,
          S=6 or -90dBm signal at fade-out time, - into Germany.
          compared to powerful Ascension Ocean path
 7415     ASC  Babcock FMO brokered Dandal Kura Radio, at 0520 UT,
          powerful S=9+15dB or -56dBm here in Germany.

 6049.994 LBR  ELWA Monrovia Liberia, light orchestra mx program,
          at 0527 UT S=8 or -81dBm, UNSTABLE TX frequency, hopps
          slightly. Program review of the day.
          Station ID 'Eee-double-w-radio' at 0528 UT on Sept 30.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 30)

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Some Oct 3rd morning logs in southern Germany, 0410 - 0520 UT

7166 - 7182 WHITE NOISE digital scratch jamming by Ethiopia
against Eritrea broadcaster.

7174.990 centered exact frequency of Asmara Eritrea, at 0410 UT Oct 3.
No Eritrean broadcast outlet traced on 7146v kHz this morning.

5829.984 USA  WTWW English, at 0420 UT Oct 3, English male pastor voice,
         S=9+10dB or -66dBm signal here in southern Germany.
         But DISTORTED audio quality, seemingly final stage TUBE is faulty
         Talk on 1985 year christian profile congress...
4985.010 BRA  ZYF690 Radio Brasil Central, Goiania GO, Portuguese service,
         <www.radiobrasilcentral.com.br>  S=8 or -79dBm,
         squeezed out by a far stronger RTTY UTE signal of 850 Hertz apart
         on 4984.575 and 4985.425 kHz pair signals. At 0435 UT on Oct 3.
4885.027 BRA  Probably ZYG362 R. Clube do Para, Belem PA, S=8-9 -78dBm.
        <www.radioclubedopara.com.br>  0445 UT choir/orchestra and guitar.

Near East Arabic chain 9715 - 9755 kHz.
9714.979 ARS  BSKSA Riyadh's morning sce prayer, non-directional Near East
         outlet, S=8-9 or -76dBm at 0459 UT on Oct 3rd.
9744.992USB H3E ITU mode code, BHR  Radio Bahrain, En {!} language news,
         female! voice presenter. Items of PAK/AGH terrorists, blown-up.
         S=5-6 or -91dBm rather poor and tiny here in Germany,
         after 'morning grey line area fade-out'.
Next door VoIRIB
9755.008 IRN  VoIRIB in Arabic from Sirjan site, S=9+5dB.
         Female news program presenter at 0505 UT.

9824.998 USA  WHRI Cypress Creek, S=8 or -78dBm FLUTTERY signal across
         Atlantic ocean into Germany. At 0510 UT on Oct 3rd.
         Mens chorus program, of probably "Water of Life Ministry"
         according Aoki Nagoya program listing.

11945.044 AFS  Much odd frequency of SenTec Meyerton BBC English program
         relay, Fair S=8-9 signal, easy to follow across Africa path into
         southern Germany.
         At 0518 UT on Oct 3rd, lengthy report from Yemen civil war area,
         then followed by "What's going on" from Syrian war clashes.
         Report from NY about economic TTIP contract negotiations talk
         between EU and United States.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

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