WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1271 11 Oct 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA

Please note: We will stop broadcasting on 1395 kHz as of 1 January 2017.
RTSH - General Technical Director, Eng. Henri Muca
RTSH - Director of RTV Transmitting Stations - Tirane, Eng. Valmir Hajdari

TWR Europe Mon-Fri at 1930-2145 UT, Sat/Sun at 1950-2145 UT.
Fllake relay TX#2 F-1 antenna at 330 deg to Ce/No/Ea-Europe.

Trans World Radio - FLLAKE, ALBANIA in B-16 season til 1 Jan 2017 only.
UTC         days  program        kHz   kW degr ciraf zone

1927-1930 12345.. TWR ID signal 1395  500 330  28
1930-2015 12345.. Hungarian     1395  500 330  28

1947-1950 .....67 TWR ID signal 1395  500 330  28
1950-2015 .....67 Hungarian     1395  500 330  28

2015-2030 .....6. Polish        1395  500 330  28
2015-2045 12345.7 Polish        1395  500 330  28
2030-2145 .....6. Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2045-2100 ......7 Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2045-2115 12345.. Croatian      1395  500 330  28
2100-2145 ......7 Bosnian       1395  500 330  28
2115-2145 12345.. Serbian       1395  500 330  28

Day 1 = Mon  ...  7 = Sun

Fllake, Albania location; Made in P.R. China of 1967 year.
G.C. 41 21 52.04 N  19 30 35.46 E
(TWR Europe Oct 7, via Drita Cico-ALB, Oct 9;
Radiostacionet Shijak & Fllake.
via wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Oct 10)

Re: B16 TWR Europe will end MW 1395 kHz broadcast via Fllake Albania
broadcast center for ever on Jan 1st, 2017.

Was die Albaner / Radio Tirana ab dem 30.10.2016 oder ab dem 1.1.2017 tun,
wird Drita in den kommenden Wochen in einer Operation Tabelle zusammen
fassen.

Ich glaube, da bleibt eher die sehr wichtige Albanisch Morgensendung fuer
den Balkan auf der Mittelwelle erhalten, wegen dem gegruendeten Kosovo
Staat, den vorherigen ex-YUG Nachbarstaaten Serbien und Macedonien, als
der uebrige RT Auslandsdienst.  Bisher

GREEK   Mon-Sat
1545-1600  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 antenna non-dir to Greece, Balkan.

ITALIAN Mon-Sat
1700-1730  7465 SHI 100 kW TX2 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to We-CeEUR-Italy

SERBIAN Mon-Sat
2015-2030  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-04 antenna at 004 deg to CeEUR-Serbia

TURKISH Mon-Sat
1830-1900  1458 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 ant non-dir to Turkey-Cyprus-Greece

Statt der Asienprogramm London-UK gestoerte 1458 kHz Mittelwelle,
koennte man eher die Frequenz 1395 kHz einzusetzen, das ergibt Sinn,
ich weiss aber nicht, ob auch die F-5 Rundstrahlantenne an den
1395 kHz TX #2 angeschlossen werden kann.

In den vergangenen Jahren waren nur die Fllake Kanaele 1215 und 1458 kHz
an der F-5 Rundstrahlantenne im Einsatz,

die 1395 kHz wurde immer ueber die Mehrmast Direkt Antenne F-1
mit 33 Grad Azimuth in Richtung ex-Jugoslawien eingesetzt.

ALBANIAN Radio Tirana Daily A-16
0700-0900  7390 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to EUR
0801-0900  1395 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-01 antenna at 033 deg to Ce-East-EUR

Heute verstehe ich nicht ganz, was da abgeht.

Der Sommersendeplan von Radio Tirana zeigt fruehmorgens fuer den Balkan
eigentlich die Nutzung der Frequenz 1395 kHz, aber jetzt um 0810 UT
am Oct 10 hoere ich dagegen die andere 1457.656 kHz Mittelwelle,
mit S=9+10dB signal in Kalabrien Italien und Zakynthos Greece.

7389.976  - and as usual - // S=9+10dB of R Tirana Albanian Balkan sce
from Shijak, HUM ROAR DISTURBED signal at 0810 UT on Oct 10, S=8 in
Germany.

Usual 50 / 100 Hertz buzz tone strings, small band 3.0 kHz signal, like
phone lines in WW II era...
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

ARGENTINA   RAE relaunch today.

At 1850 UT Radio Argentina al Exterior was audible with music on 15345.30
kHz with S=9~S=9+10dB, moderate fading and a lot of noise. At 1855 UT ID
signal and identification in Spanish and other languages (in Spanish:

"RAE, Argentina al mundo", in English: "RAE, Argentina to the world").
After time signal at 1900 UT music resumed.
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld Oct 5)

Re: RAE relaunch today.

Only continuous music (with a lot of pleasant tangos) on 11710 kHz
(approx.) this UTC morning (Thursday, 6 Oct), with fair to good (at times)
signal here in New Brunswik, Canada.

Recorded audio on the frequency overnight from 02:00 UT onwards. Specific-
language IDs during the one-hour segments as well as multilingual IDs,
sometimes looped for several repeats in a row, and time pips on the hour
and half hour. Audio stopped at about 04.53:30 UT with the carrier off at
about 04.57:00 UT. So, looks like the new services are still yet to start.
(Richard Langley-NB-USA, dxld Oct 6)

Re: RAE relaunch today.

I'm Arnaldo Slaen, manager from "Actualidad DX.com.ar", the new DX
programme in Spanish with 45 minutes each Saturday. This days the RAE
station is transmitting only music and identifications. The new programmes
from RAE start the next week. I am going to report the new sked this
Saturday in all DX Lists.

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
(Arnaldo Slaen-ARG, dxld Oct 6)

Tentativelly RAE Spanish DX program on
UTC SAT 1300 and 2200 UT 15345 kHz.
UTC SUN 0000 and 0400 UT 11710 kHz.

ARGENTINA   11710.66  RAE hrd on 8 Oct from both Edmonton Perseus site and
home QTH from 0142 UT tune w/ pgm in Chinese and many multi-lingual IDs.
0200 UT pgm in French with multi-lingual IDs. Retuned at 0302 UT for
English pgm. Hrd female vocal w/ piano accomp. to 0305 UT fol by man ancr
in Spanish to 0305.5 UT (Argentinian). Then into male ancr w/ English and
freq, pgm anmts to 0307 UT. Argentinian male vocal 0307 to 0309 UT, multi-
lingual anmts to 0310 UT, news by man at 0310 UT led by headlines. Short
music segments between news items.

At 0314 UT "This news was brought to you by Argentina to the World, RAE".
Pop vocal at 0314 UT. Woman w/ history feature at 0318 UT - appeared to be
about the Argentinian War of Independence events in 1817-1818 year led by
General San Martin. Time pips and man ancr in English at 0330 UT fol by
Argentinian male vocal. Signal peaked 0302 to 0330 UT then a slow fade to
tune out at 0358 UT.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

ARGENTINA   15345v  on Saturday Oct 8 at 1834 UT, no signal detectable at
all from RAE ATTW, nor at 1851 UT. Is English really on the air weekends
now as promised?

11710v, UT Sunday Oct 9 at 0307 UT, NO signal circa 11710.6v kHz either,
so it looks like their promise to expand to 7 days a week was empty.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 8 / 9)

15345v  No signal observed on this channel of RAE around 1015 to 1025 UT,
Oct 9th, nothing heard here in Europe, nor on east coast NoAmerica remote
units.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

Updated SW schedule of RAE Argentina to the World from Oct 6

1000-1100 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Chinese
1100-1200 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Japanese
1200-1300 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAm Portuguese
1300-1400 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to NoAm Spanish, ex 1300-1500

1700-1800 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu German, deleted
1800-1900 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu English
1900-2000 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu Italian
2000-2100 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu French
2100-2200 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu German
2200-2300 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu Spanish
2300-2400 on 15345vBUE 100 kW / 035 deg to WeEu Portuguese, ex Spanish

0000-0100 on 11711vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to NoAm Spanish, ex Portuguese
0100-0200 on 11711vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to NoAm Chinese, ex Japanese
0200-0300 on 11711vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to NoAm French
0300-0400 on 11711vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to NoAm English
0400-0500 on 11711vBUE 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Spanish, ex Chinese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 6)

ARGENTINA   11710.6  RAE  Buenos Aires - General Pacheco, at 0032-0106 UT
on Oct 6, non-stop music programming with multiple language station IDs at
0049 UT during listed Spanish program. Time pips at 0100 UT as music
program continued uninterrupted. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Oct 9)

15345.3  RAE  Buenos Aires - General Pacheco, at 2330-2359* UT on Oct 5.
Nice music program in supposedly relaunched international service but
sounded like same old stuff. Thanks to Ralph Perry who spotted this
earlier. Fair but quickly deteriorating until carrier cut at 2359 UT.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Oct 9)

ARMENIA   11845  New transmission via Gavar/Armenia bcast center.

On Oct 30, 2016 there will be another broadcast of shortwaveservice.com
via the Gavar transmitter site in Armenia. The programme will be
"Radio.Menschen & Geschichten" at 1900-2000 UT on 11845 kHz.
(Manfred R. Reiff-D, dxld Oct 4)

ARMENIA   04 Oct 2016 took Trans World Radio in Russian from 1640-1710 UT
at a frequency of 864 kHz (transmitter at Gavar in Armenia, 1000{?} kW).
SINPO: 44444. Transmission "The path to the truth." At the end of the
transfer declared address in Kazakhstan. Receiver: Degen 1103. Antenna:
Internal, ferrite rod.
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #893 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

ASCENSION ISL   21720 drm/am mode.
This is from First Live DRM Transmissions for Caribbean, Central America
Planned.

This year the General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union will
mark a significant event as the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium has
announced it will be bringing the first live digital radio signal
transmission to Cuba, the Caribbean region and parts of northern Latin
America, and even as far north as Florida.

The broadcast will come from the BBC via its Atlantic Relay station
through the services of Babcock International. DRM says the transmission
will be in the 13 meter-band on 21720 kHz and will carry BBC World Service
programs in English. Additional multimedia features of DRM will also be
demonstrated on radio receiver screens.

The DRM broadcast will go from 4 to 6 hours UT that's from Midnight until
2 AM eastern daylight time on October the 24th and 25th 2016.
(jk3119, dxld Oct 4)

Should be 1600 to 1800 UT on 24 and 25 October according to Radio World:

<http://www.radioworld.com/article/first-live-drm-transmissions-for-
caribbean-central-america-planned/279726>

I guess:
The DRM broadcast will go from 16 to 18 UTC that's from Noon 12 AM
until 2 PM eastern daylight time on October the 24th and 25th 2016. (wb)

AUSTRALIA   [tentat. Unique Radio NSW ? wb.]  On the Brisbane Perseus,
found someone on 3210 kHz playing Pop Dance and Rap mx in the 1155-1225+
UT time frame. A very short sentence by M at 1209 UT but couldn't copy.
Went into a feature at 1221 presented by M anncr in US accent English
giving ment of "?? Radio" and a website. Couldn't copy the word before
"Radio". No harmonics work out. 7 Oct.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 2 / 7)

AUSTRALIA   3210  Unique R hrd 25 Sept from 0825 UT with male ancr until
tune out at 0927 UT. Weak audio hrd better on AM rather than my usual use
of USB from Perseus site in Brisbane Queensland. Signal ocnly faded to
inaudibility for min at a time.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

AUSTRALIA   Daylight Saving (Summer Time) begins Oct 1 (UT).

A quick reminder that a number of states and territories in Australia
(namely New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Aust. Capital Territory
and South Australia) are shifting forward to Summer Time at 2am local
standard time on Sunday. That is 1600 or 1630 UTC Saturday October 1.

I may be incorrect, but I believe that as Radio Australia almost
exclusively relays national ABC programming, this will shift most of
their programs back 1 hour UTC. However, as the Northern Territory
remains on Standard Time, their HF services will not be affected.
Someone correct me if I am wrong.

The times shifts from UTC for each state/territory is as follows:

VK1 -  ACT - UTC +11
VK2 -  NSW - UTC +11
VK3 -  Victoria - UTC +11
VK4 -  Queensland - remains UTC +10
VK5 -  South Australia - UTC +10.5
VK6 -  Western Australia - remains UTC +8
VK7 -  Tasmania - UTC +11
VK8 -  Northern Territory - remains UTC +9.5
VK9N - Norfolk Island - remains UTC +11
VK9H - Lord Howe Island - shifts 0.5 forward to UTC +11
(Brian Powell-Sydney-AUS, dxld Oct 5)

BELARUS   Belarussischer Senderbetreiber in Telekommunikationsunternehmen
eingegliedert.

Bislang war der Betreiber der UKW und TV Sender (vormals auch LW, MW und
SW) BRTPC eigenstaendig, seit heute am 3. Okt. 2016 gehoert er zum Konzern
Beltelecom, die u.a Telefon und Internetzugaenge bereitstellt. Ob damit
eine beschleunigte Bisambergung der vor 6 Monaten stillgelegten AM Anlagen
in Kolodishchi und Sosnovyy einhergeht bleibt abzuwarten, am Sonntag
standen die Antennen noch ... Die Hintergruende der Fusion sind mir auch
noch unbekannt.
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX ng Oct 3)

BENIN/INDIA/Rep. of KOREA   One of the DX MW freqs is 1566 kHz.

Here in the early morning till 0314 UT is Vahon Hindustani Radio from Den
Haag, the Netherlands, at 0314 UT is s/on of TWR Africa from Parakou,
Benin, feat a prgr in English 0316-0326 UT Mon-Fri, next in Vernac. After
the sunset (now at 1630-1930 hrs UT) is HLAZ/FEBC, Korea in Korean (at
1830-1900 UT in Russian) plus "wuu - wuu " jamming from North Korea and
later AIR in Hindi - a prgr same as on SW. All often observed, when on
1565 kHz is not a Greek pirate mx station.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

BOLIVIA   5580.24  R. San Jose (pres.) Weak mx, obviously R. San Jose at
2253 UT. M anncr noted after 2300 UT. Hrd later after 0000 UT, but only a
tad better. 2 Oct.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 2 / 7)

BOLIVIA   3310  R Mosoj Chaski hrd on 22 Sept from Perseus site in
Edmonton w/ Bolivian vocal at 0840 UT tune, Fair lvl w/ hvy static.
Female ancr at 0843 UT w/ocnl notes on a flute-like instrument.
Vocal by children's group at 0845 UT.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

BOLIVIA   6025  Tnx to Ron's tip on 6025 kHz Radio Patria Nueva, tuned
here at 0238 UT on 1 Sept with vocals and soft-voice male ancr - heavy QRM
from both 6020 and 6035 kHz. Weak but steady and easy to copy signal.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

BRAZIL   Starting 16 October 2016 the daily programme called " Com A Mae
Aparecida" in Portuguese (= Together with Mother Apparition) will be on
the air 1 hour earlier. On SW as follows:

2200-2400 on 5035, 6135, 9630, 11855 kHz, via txs of Radio Aparecida;
0000-0700 on 5035, 6040, 6135, 9630, 9725, 9819, 11855, and 11935 kHz
via txs of Aparecida, Radio Be Dois, Radio Nove de Julho. This prgr is
aired via many (over 100?) local radio stations in Brazil on MW (and maybe
on more SW freqs ?).
(Rumen Pankov-BUK, via wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

BRAZIL   6120  Super R Deus e Amor hrd 8 Oct from Perseus site in Edmonton
from 0430 UT tune. Improving signal to past 0520 UT, from S2 to S3.
Retuned this channel at 0610 UT to hear Super Radio at much stronger lvl
(S4) but overmodulated. Various men and women ancrs, mixed w/ music
selections.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

BRAZIL   6160.045  Presumed R. Rio Mar on already at 0945 UT. Quite a het
created w/CKZN just below 6160 kHz. Had drifted up from 6160.03 to
6160.045 kHz by 1010 UT on 7 Oct.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 2 / 7)

BRAZIL   9664.967  ZYE890  Radio Voz Missionaria", Camboriu SC,
         sermon by men, S=6-7 at 0645 UT on Oct 10.
         <www.gideoes.com.br>

         9724.902  ZYJ200  RB2 Curitiba PR, S=5-6 or -98dBm signal,
         talk by male voice at 0649 UT on Oct 10.
         <http://radiorb2.com.br/>

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

COLOMBIA   6010.15  LV de tu Conciencia, heard W in English ending
sentence w/" ... the mercy of the Lord ", then into English song sounding
much like Van Morrison, and into LA song. ID promo at 0838 UT between
songs. Good at times. Fady. Way off freq now, but not tremendously
variable like it used to be.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 8)

CONGO DemRep  {Kinshasa}   5066.4  R. T?l? Candip Bunia, hrd 28 Sept from
Perseus site in Ea Finland from 1815 UT tune with extended sked to past
1945 UT. Lots of Highlife mx w/ female and male ancrs in FF. Quiet condx
and moderate signal lvl. Intermittant Ute SSB QRM just above freq. Slight
improvement in signal lvl throughout listening period.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

CONGO Rep.   6115  R. Congo Brazzaville hrd on 22 Sept from 1838 UT tune
w/ two men talking in FF. Strong S3 signal from Perseus site in Ea Finland
w/ quiet condx. Adj channel QRM from 1859 UT. Carrier suddenly off at
1902.5 UT in the middle of a man ancr.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)

CUBA   5040  RHC Bauta outlet, as Glenn state some disturbed audio quality
the other day. Today at 0153 UT on Oct 4th measured there signal on the
Perseus software screen exactly. S=9+15dB fluttery signal into Germany.

Spanish program - male and female talk.
And a lot of 60 / 120 Hertz mainpower AUDIO BUZZ peaks either sideband,
like

single 60 Hertz apart distance, and
12 x 120 Hertz apart distance peaks on
180, 300, 420, 540, 660, 780, 900, 1020, 1140, 1260, 1380, 1500 Hertz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

11670 on Sept 30 at 0116 UT, RHC as usual on this channel is overmodulated
/ distorted, splattering only plus/minus 10 kHz as the signal is not as
blasting as it could be.

11845  on Sept 30 at 1313 UT, DentroCuban Jamming Command pulsing against
nothing, a frequency R. Marti abandoned years ago.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 5)

Checked CRI 5990 kHz outlet on Oct 9:
5990 2300-2357 8S,10,11WHAB 250 n-d cross dipole ant #930 Eng CUB CRI RTC

Noted some buzz peaks like 60, 120, 240, 360, 480 Hertz apart distance.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

DENMARK   DSWCI Copenhagen 2016.

We look forward to our Annual General Meeting and 60 years Jubilee Dinner
next Saturday Oct 8th in Kalundborg.
So far 40 participants representing 14 countries are expected.

DSWCI  Short Wave News.
A small issue of SWN, including 4 pages in colours, will be posted on
October 21, 2016.
The electronic version will be published at our website:

<http://www.dswci.org/members/index.html>
on the following weekend.

DSWCI  Tropical Bands Monitor.
Owners of our Domestic Broadcasting Survey No. 18, please note that

<http://www.dswci.org/tbmonitor>

was updated with the September worldwide loggings on Oct 01, as an extra
service to their purchase. A copy can be found with this DX-Window for
your personal information! Any DX-er can download from

<http://www.dswci.org/tbm>

the complete view of monitoring of stations heard broadcasting on
tropical bands during 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, and 2015.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

ECUADOR   in drei Monaten Sendeende der deutschen Sendungen von Radio HCJB
Quito.

Das deutsche Programm von Radio HCJB aus Quito (Ecuador) wird zum
Jahresende eingestellt. Im Monatsbrief Oktober/November 2016 der deutschen
Redaktion wird die Entscheidung folgendermassen begruendet:

"In den letzten Jahren sind wir arbeitstechnisch und kraeftemaessig
haeufig an unsere Grenzen gestossen. Alle Bemuehungen um weitere
Mitarbeiter fuer unser Buero in Quito blieben ohne Erfolg. Wenn wir hier
von 'Mitarbeitern' sprechen, sind dies keine Angestellten im klassischem
Sinne, sondern Missionare wie wir, deren Gehalt von einem Spenderkreis
getragen wird. Es ist uns nicht mehr moeglich, den Arbeitsumfang weiter
aufrecht zu erhalten.

Auf einer ausserordentlichen Sitzung unseres ecuadorianischen Vereins
(Asociacion VozandesMedia) wurde darum die Empfehlung ausgesprochen, nach
ueber 63 Jahren den Arbeitsbereich der deutschen Rundfunksendungen von
Quito, Ecuador zum Jahresende 2016 einzustellen.

Diese Entscheidung faellt uns ueberaus schwer, weil wir viel Zeit, Kraft
und Herzblut in diese Arbeit investiert haben." Radio HCJB Quito begann
1931 mit christlich-missionarischen Kurzwellensendungen in Spanisch und
Englisch. 1953 wurde eine feste Redaktion fuer deutschsprachige Sendungen,
zunaechst fuer den amerikanischen Kontinent, dann auch fuer Europa
eingerichtet. Sie wurden bis in die Achtzigerjahre von nord- und
suedamerikanischen Mennoniten betreut. Als es diesen Gemeinden nicht mehr
moeglich war, die Redaktion zu besetzen, wurden Mitarbeitende aus Europa
gesucht.

Als der Bau des Grossflughafens von Quito die Kurzwellenstation von Radio
HCJB aus dem Weg raeumte, nutzte die US-amerikanische Muttergesellschaft
dies 2009 zum Ausstieg aus der Kurzwelle. Die deutschsprachige Redaktion
setzte aber weiter auf diesen Verbreitungsweg und uebernahm die Fuehrung
der Restarbeit in Ecuador.

Die in Quito produzierten Sendungen werden inzwischen auf verschiedenen
Plattformen verbreitet, klassisch noch um 06.30, 08.30, 11.30, 17.00,
20.00 und 22.00 Uhr mitteleuropaeischer Ortszeit (MEZ/MESZ) ueber die
kleine HCJB-Kurzwellenstation im ostfriesischen Weenermoor auf 3995 kHz
(1,5 kW), 5920 kHz (1 kW) oder 7365 kHz (2 kW).

Auf dem Hausberg von Quito, dem Pichincha, wurde nach dem Ende in Pifo
eine kleine Kurzwellenanlage eingerichtet, die im Wesentlichen in Spanisch
und indigenen Sprachen bespielt wird. Eher als Service fuer Freunde des
Fernempfangs wurden verschiedentlich am Ende des Sendetags auf 6050 kHz
auch Sendungen in Englisch und Deutsch platziert. Mit den Indianersprachen
auf 6050 kHz soll es auch 2017 weitergehen.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

EGYPT   15345.003  Nothing heard of RAE on Sat/Sun, but noted co-channel
Radio Cairo at 1740-1800 UT on Oct 9. S=6 or -95dBm signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

FRANCE   Already many years TDF is using a faulty tx on which is aired
sound like "kwa - kwa ....", like a frog under fundamental program.

Examples: NHK World Radio Japan Tokyo prgrs at:
0500-0530 in English on 11970 ;
0600-0630 in Arabic  on 11965 ;
1700-1900 in Jpn     on 11945 etc.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

GERMANY   Mi Amigo 6085 kHz tests.
Now on B-16 season from Oct 30 via Kall Eifel Germany daily 08-17 UT.

Dieses Mal war ein kurzfristiger Test. Wir haben jetzt eine eigene Lizenz
bekommen fuer die 6085 kHz und werden ab dem 30 Oktober (Beginn
Winterzeit)
taegl. vom 09-18 Uhr CET / 08-17 UT auf dieser Frequenz senden.

Mehr dazu demnaechst im Newsletter, auf unserer Homepage und bei F_B.
Das bisherige Programmschema werden wir fuer den Monat November parallel
beibehalten als Uebergang.

viele Gruesse, Kord
(via Horst Mehrlich-HNG, A-DX ng Oct 7)

B.Bs Signal auf 6085 war schon bilderbuchhaft moduliert, aber mit oder
ohne "ausgefranstem Rand" im Wasserfall: dem Hoerer (wenn es denn ausser
einigen gealterten DXern noch welche gibt) ist das wohl egal. 10 oder noch
mehr dBs an Zuwachs waeren bei der heutigen elektronischen
Umweltverschmutzung viel hilfreicher (ja, ich weiss, das koennen / duerfen
die Hobbybetreiber in der Regel nicht).
(Wolfgang Heuer-D, A-DX ng Oct 7)

Re: Mi Amigo 6085 kHz tests via Kall Germany.

Im Spektrum haette man es auch sehen koennen, da die Modulation optisch
sehr derer auf 6005 kHz gleicht und nicht das uebermodulierte Signal der
6070 kHz mit "ausgefranstem" Rand hat.

Ab 30.11. wird fuer die Wintersaison die 9560 kHz aufgegeben und die
6085 kHz in Betrieb genommen, die dann von 08-17 UT taeglich das
Programm von Radio MiAmigo traegt.
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX ng Oct 7)

Got a QSL-cards Radio Mi Amigo + stickers, that station is sent to
everyone who wrote a message on the receiving station in September.
18 Sept 2016 / 09-10 UT / 6005 kHz

View the card and sticker here -
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2016/10/blog-post.html>
E-mail: <studio -at- radiomiamigointernational.com>
WEB:    <radiomiamigointernational.com>

Station reports: 26 September, that vypushena new QSL-card.

For those of you who received us on Shortwave or AM - and have send us
reception reports, we have brand new QSL Cards! Just do not forget to
include your real address in your reception report, so we can send this
nice QSL card - featuring one of our own nice color pics of the radio ship
MV Mi Amigo- to you in the old fashioned way: by real snail mail!
(Aleksandr Golovihin, Tolyatti-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx", via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #893 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

GERMANY  [to RUSSIA]   Recently I wrote to HCJB Russia (bc on Sat 1530-
1630 UT via MBR FMO Nauen on 13800 kHz in A-16 in Russian/Chechen langs,
and in B-16 season again on 11900 kHz) about their {Weenermoor Germany} bc
at 0300-0400 UT on 5920 kHz where HCJB is full covered Mon-Sat by WHRI.
Now their s/on is at 0500 UT in German on 5920 // 3995 kHz, so in Russian
0300-0400 UT is only on 3995 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

B16: 11900kHz 1530-1630 UT to zone 29S  100kW 100degr ......7 NAU MBR HCJ

GERMANY   6070  Radio Pushka, via Channel 292, Rohrbach Waal near
Ingolstadt Germany, 10 kW, is a shortwave radio project, created to give
the world the opportunity to get to know the new alternative Russian
music. HAM radios will also have some fun. We are an amateur project,
created by a guy that lived in Russia and fell in love with the variety of
art one can find there. It is not all Vodka and bears playing balalayka.
The first programmes will be on Oct 23 and 30 at 2000 UT.

Radio Pushka is a music radio show, but I can't forget my origins, so
during the show, we will be having also some DigiModes. Schedule will be
announced before the emission, and special QSL cards will be sent for the
DigiModes users!

If you have any question, please contact us for our email:
<radiopushka -at- gmail.com>
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #892/893 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

I got a QSL - card from HCJ Voronezh Voices from the Andes. Confirmed
September 10 on 13800 kHz, MBR Nauen bcast center in Germany, west of
Berlin. The photo "Autumn Landscape" from the maple.
(Aleksandr Golovihin, Tolyatti-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx", via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #893 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

GERMANY   6145  on Oct 2 at 0038 UT, Mighty KBC via {MBR Cologne FMO, via
MBR Nauen site} GERMANY is a bihour this week, but too weak here, a
generous S9 with rock music; and BFO reveals a second slightly offset
carrier under, presumably a bit of the 500 kW out of Aligarh, INDIA
from 0015 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 5)

GERMANY   HR - Hessischer Rundfunk TV.
Bisambergisierung im Werra-Meissnerland.

Solange es diese unsaegliche deutsche Kultur-Mediathek Anweisung zur
Loeschung des allgemeinen Nutzerzugriffs noch zulaesst,
soeben {Oct 5} noch aufrufbar, die HR Sendung vom 3. Oktober,
Erlebnis Hessen,
"Entdeckungen im Werra-Meissner-Land" nur mit Javascript aufrufbar.

<www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Erlebnis-Hessen/Entdeckungen-im-Werra-Meissner-
Land/hr-fernsehen/Video?bcastId=30384088&documentId=38090266>

Minuten 08 - 13  Radarturm, Westliche Dienste Horchposten gegen DDR.
Minuten 14 - 16  DDR Stasi Horchposten an der Grenze Heldra.
Minuten 24 - 29  HR Meissner MW Sender 593 / 594 kHz, Mast Sprengung.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

GERMANY   Forum am Sonntag. Der Sound des alten Radios.
Sonntag, 09. Oktober 2016, 06:05 bis 06:30 Uhr MESZ/CEST, NDR Info.

Ende der Auslandsprogramme

NDR Info - Forum am Sonntag - 09.10.2016 06:05 Uhr MESZ/CEST

Autor Daniel Kaiser.

Der Sound der Auslandsprogramme war in den 70er- und 80er-Jahren fuer
viele
Menschen auf Kurzwelle der Ruf der Freiheit. Jetzt stellen die letzten
ihren
Betrieb ein.

Die Auslandsprogramme auf Kurzwelle waren der internationale Sound des
Kalten Krieges:

Radio Moskau gegen Voice of America. Deutsche Welle gegen Radio Berlin
International. Und dazwischen Radio Schweden.

Viele deutschsprachige Programme haben den Kalten Krieg nicht ueberlebt -
unter anderem die legendaere deutsche Redaktion der BBC, bei der ja schon
Thomas Mann im 2. Weltkrieg "Deutsche Hoerer!" ueber den Aermelkanal
gerufen hat. Jetzt wird auch Radio Schweden eingestellt.

Ausschlaege wie bei einem EKG.
Altes Roehrenradio. by Fotograf: Ideenkoch/fotolia

"Auf dem alten Roehrenradio rumgespielt, die falsche Taste erwischt und
ploetzlich war da Radio Luxemburg."

Dieter Schaefer sitzt in seinem Hobbykeller im kleinen Ort Henstedt-
Ulzburg noerdlich von Hamburg. In den Regalen steht fast ein Dutzend
Radios. Der alte Roehrenempfaenger hat bei dem 66jaehrigen aber
ausgedient. Heute hoert er die alte Kurzwelle mit einem Computer-Programm
ab. Findet das einen Sender, sieht man auf dem Bildschirm Ausschlaege
wie bei einem EKG.

Schaefers Haus erkennt man von weitem. Eine riesige Antenne ist wie eine
Lanze aufs Dach montiert. Und eine kreisrunde Antenne im Garten holt noch
die entferntesten Mittelwellensender in seinen Hobbykeller. Seit
Jahrzehnten rauscht und piepst es aus seinen Radios. Er ist ein
Kurzwellenjaeger, ein sogenannter "DXer". Das steht fuer Distance
exchange. Je entfernter die Station desto besser. Und stolz berichtet
er von seinem besten Fang auf der Kurzwelle.

Nebengeraeusche gehoeren einfach dazu.
Schaefer erzaehlt von seinem groessten Erfolg: "Der wichtigste, das ist
mir letzte Jahr gelungen, das sind die Solomon Islands auf 5030[sic 5020].
Das ist schwierig. Das spannende ist, da jeden Abend zuzuhoeren
und zu warten, ob da nicht doch mal eine Andacht von diesem Missionssender
durchkommt."  Dahinter steckt eher ein sportlicher Ehrgeiz.

Viel verstehen kann man bei diesen Sendern nicht. Allerdings hat sich
Schaefer im Laufe der Jahrzehnte eine gewisse Langmut antrainiert, wenn es
um Nebengeraeusche im Radio geht:

"Das gehoert dazu. Es ist kein UKW-Empfang. Als Kurzwellenhoerer bekommt
ein Gespuer dafuer und kann dann das Rauschen im Kopf herausfiltern.
Natuerlich kann man die meisten Sender auch im Internet hoeren.
Das ist einfacher und stoerungsfrei.

Aber da ist bei uns dieser Virus einfach drin. Das Schoene beim
Kurzwellenhoeren ist, dass die Empfangsbedingungen jeden Tag andere und
nicht vorhersagbar sind. Das ist der grosse Spass dabei."

Ein melancholischer Blick auf ein altes Stueck Radio von Daniel Kaiser.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 7)

GREECE   On Avlis SW 9420, 9935 or 11645 kHz, they are using without any
order four different prgrs: Proton (1st Home Sce); Cozmo; ERA Sport;
Voice of Greece.

For example on Oct 4th from 0500 UT Proton was on MWs Athens Bogianti 729,
Corfu Kerkyra 1008, Komotini 1404, Chania Crete 1512 kHz, & with
15 seconds delay on 9420 kHz & under (R Dabanga, PNW/FPU sponsored via
Vatican Radio Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican State bcast station wb. ?)
on 11645 kHz, From 0600 UT Proton on MW freqs and Voice of Greece on SW.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

GREECE   Morning log on remote SDR units in Calabria Italy
and Zakynthos isl in Greece, on Oct 10 at 0620 to 0650 UT.

 729.007 GRC  ERA Athens Bogianti site, S=9+20dB at 0620 UT.
1007.9955GRC  // ERA Corfu Kerkyra
1404.006 GRC  Komotini, eastern Greece on Turkish border.
1512.006 GRC  Chania Crete isl. also now on morning sce, at 0631 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

GREECE   I have got an eQSl from Greece for reception October 2 at 9420
kHz. On the radio broadcast was carried out in the Greek Orthodox service.
I did report to:
<dgazidellis -at- trt.gr>
(Aleksandr Golovihin, Tolyatti-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx", via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #893 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

GUATEMALA   4055  on Oct 1 at 0352 UT, Radio Verdad, Chiquimula, extended
program today, Spanish, religious songs and comments, 0500-0600 UT
English, "Spiritual songs", then, despite of close, Spanish again,
religious songs and comments: "Estamos en las primeras fases del Reino de
David ...", identification: "Radio Verdad, apartado 5, Chiquimula".
At 0715 UT the signal weakened and at 0740 UT disappeared due to daytime
here.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, swb #1860 Oct 9)

GUINEA   9649.98  on Oct 8 at 2343 UT, African music maybe in French, fair
signal, presumed. R. Guinee, Conakry which closes around 2400 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 8)

At 0835 UT on Oct 09 noted two signals on 9650 kHz.
Here in southern Germany, Italy and Spain remote units heard R. Guinee,
Conakry AHEAD in French language.

I guess after morning start on nearly even 9650 kHz, the TX unit wandered
few Hertz up, finally a little on upper side on 9650.002 kHz at S=5
or -95dBm signal strength after WeAF fade-out time, ...

and co-channel also VoKorea Kujang in Japanese language service on nearly
even 9650.0005 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

ICELAND   David Kernick observed at 0905 UT on 1 October 2016 the second
network RAS-2 on 666 kHz medium wave - 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.

Mauno Ritola reports that Reykjavik (Vatnsendi) 1 kW is operating a test
transmitter for evaluating the number and power of transmitters required
to cover all Iceland and fishing waters around it with medium wave
transmitters and replacing the high power long wave transmitters.
The details of the project will be decided upon in 2017.
(Mauno Ritola wrth f_b group, via Mike Terry-UK, mwdx Oct 4)

IRELAND   RTE on long wave 252 kHz.
RTE has put this statement on its ways to listen page.

RTE has announced its intention to close the Radio 1 Longwave service
broadcasting on 252 kHz in 2017.

While this is principally an operational matter for RTE, we are working
with a consultative steering group, including the Dept of Foreign Affairs
and Trade and representatives of the Irish community in Britain, to
explore possible ways forward in the context of maintaining the link with
our UK audiences. We do not anticipate any revision of our position
without the involvement of the consultative group.

There are so many ways to enjoy RTE Radio.

RTE Radio - Ways to Listen
View on <www.rte.ie>

<http://www.rte.ie/radio/page/138471-rte-radio-ways-to-listen/>

<http://www.rte.ie/radio/page/138471-rte-radio-ways-to-listen/#analogue-
air>

(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Oct 6)

IRELAND   RTE 1 on LW 252 kHz, niente switchoff nel 2017.

Le onde lunghe piacciono agli espatriati Il modello europeo del "public
broadcasting" e messo a dura prova dalla lunga crisi, che ha reso i
bilanci di molte emittenti perforati come il gruviera. Ma e sempre piu
chiaro che certe scelte sono, in realta, di natura politica. Hanno a che
fare con i desideri e le aspirazioni della gente. In questo senso
sorprende l'annuncio, sull'irlandese Independent.
(SEGUE ARTICOLO ORIGINALE IN INGLESE)
(den restlichen ital. Text spare ich einmal aus...)

La foto dell'impianto di Clarkstown, Irlanda. Sending Pic:500x397Cp2;

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 EUR250,000 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 EUR20m 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." Sunday Independent

"RADIOPASSIONI"  <http://www.radiopassioni.it/>
(via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Oct 9)

KOREA  D.P.R.   The jamming sound like "wuu - wuu-..." siren was heard at
1827-1830 UT on all freqs of VOHope / VOPeople (feat 4885 kHz), also on
6015, 6135, 6250, 13760, and 15245 kHz on Oct 4th.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   KGZ  Kyrgyz Radio, Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka on
4010.007 and 4819.943 kHz too, and also
R Sedaye Zindagi Afghan Church on 5129.342 kHz.

Radio Birinchi noted on like winter greyline path around
1615-1635 UT on Oct 6th.

4819.943 exact at 1620 UT, S=8 on remote units in New Delhi India,
and similar signal strength in Doha Qatar Middle East.

and also on 4010.007 kHz too, exact measured, little lower strength
on latter frequency.

(checked against RWM Taldom Moscow Russia standard time signal 4996.000,
WWVH Hawaii 5000.000 and NT Alice Springs Australia 4835.000 kHz).

5129.342 kHz was strongest outlet of all three Bishkek transmissions
in 60 and 75 meterband this afternoon.

Noted choir singer like western Gregorian religious Chorales on
"Radio Sedaye Zindagi" (TWR link) to Afghanistan.
S=9 or -73dBm in New Delhi SDR unit.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 6)

LAOS   6130  Lao National R, Vientiane, 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, additional IDs at 1445 and 1458 UT.
At 1458 UT into French. The signal strength was decent.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via Anker Petersen-DEN,
dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

LIBERIA   6050  Tnx to Wolfy's tip ELWA hrd from Perseus site in Holland
on 8 Oct from 0528 UT tune w/ multiple tone IS and then man ann in Vern at
0530 UT. Moderate and noisy signal w/ easy copy at tune in. Apparent
highlife vocals at 0533 to past 0600 UT. Signal fading as gray line
passing Holland but still audible after 0600 UT.
Vy weak signal by 0610 UT.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Oct 8)
Signals from West Africa on 49mb into southern and central Europe will be
increase in Oct til end of Febr mornings, wb.

6049.995 LBR  ELWA Monrovia Liberia, at 0632 UT on Oct 10,
         tiny S=4 signal this morning, UNSTABLE TX frequency,
         hopps slightly.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

LIBYA   674.994 kHz odd fq of Radio Libya, Holy Quran prayer from Benghazi
site, S=9+35dB signal strength, noted in Calabria Italy remote unit, at
0610 UT on Oct 10.
Formerly very odd fq 677.4945 kHz in mid September.

1053.1   LBY  NOTHING of Tripoli sce signal here on this morning !
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

LUXEMBOURG   On Oct 11, RTL will celebrate its 50 years. Indeed, it was on
Oct 11, 1966, that R Luxembourg became RTL. Jean Prouvost was appointed
Station Manager on May 17, 1966, by the CLT (Luxembourg).

It was with new programmes, more modern than RTL began its broadcasts at
this time from Beidweiler on long wave (234 kHz) and from Junglister on
shortwave (15350 kHz {towards Canadian Montreal Quebec target, wb.} ).
Among these innovations, the arrival of Michael Pasternak (aka Emperor
Rosko) former DJ of R Caroline.
(Christian Ghibaudo-Nice-F, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

MADAGASCAR/INDIA/JAPAN   5010  AIR Thiruvananthapuram India, log:
at 1633 UT on Oct 9.

re 5010 kHz.
Jetzt nach AIR Sendeschluss ist Malagasy Radio allein im Bereich
5010.110 bis x.180 kHz wandernd zugange.

Ist schon extrem, was der Siemens Wien Sender unter der instabilen
Stromversorgung in den Tropen auffuehrt.
(ex SFB/Radio Bremen 6190, oder spaeter SWF Rohrdorf 7265 kHz Unit).

5006 kHz in der Naehe spielt jetzt auch der japanische Ausbreitungssender
JG2XA ganz gut.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 9)

MALAYSIA   6050  Asyik FM, via Kajang, at 1138-1445 UT on Sept 27 and 28,
returned to the airwaves after being silent Sep 09 through 26, in
vernacular; 1302-1445 UT their usual Tuesday "Bollywood" show of pop songs
in Hindi. Also heard at 1500-1506* UT on Sep 28, time pips (1+1), ID
("Salam FM"), choral National Anthem (Negaraku - Lagu Kebangsaan
Malaysia), Islamic programming in vernacular, many IDs, briefly with two
different audio feeds; suddenly off. Heard again with strong signal. How
long will they stay on this time?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA and Ron Howard-CA-USA, via
Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

MALAYSIA   Observed in October - till 1559 UT two different prgrs on 9835
& 11665 kHz, at 1600 UT on both in // pips, playing the National Anthem &
disco songs also // . Around 1603-1608 UT on 11665 kHz cl/d except on
Sunday Oct 2nd when was on the air and past 1630 hrs.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 8)

MALI   9634.97  RTV du Mali, Bamako. Waited for the s/on at 0802 UT. About
an S4 carrier and hardly any audio, the usual problem! Such a pity! Best
heard in LSB to avoid Vietnam 9635.8 kHz. Seemed to start the broadcast in
French but then shifted to some Bambara segments. Tough listening and I
gave it away by 0825 UT on Sept 3.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Oct ARDXC ADXN magazine
direct and via dxld Oct 5)   even 9635 kHz fq at 1240 UT on Oct 10, wb.

MONGOLIA   12034.88  V.O. Mongolia, from Ulanbataar Khonkhor - Mongolia,
at 1052-1055 UT, tlk by W in Japanese, same as hrd on remote Brisbane and
Japanese Perseus' SDRs. Quite weak here though, but still audible.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 9)

MONGOLIA   12015  Sept 10 at 1400-1424 UT, V of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar
Khonkhor, Mongolian: talk, mx interlude, 25322. At 1424 UT blocked by
carrier by V of Korea, D.P.R.

12015  Sept 24 at 1400-1429 UT, V of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Khonkhor,
Mongolian: talk, music interlude, 25432. At 1423 UT blocked by carrier by
V of Korea, D.P.R.

12015  Sept 25 at 1359-1423, V of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Khonkhor,
Mongolian: IS, talk, music, 25432. At 1423 UT blocked by V of Korea's
carrier. It S/ONs at 1429 UT.
(Antonello Napolitano-ITA, Sept DX Fanzine direct and via dxld Oct 5)

12014.876  V of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Khonkhor, Mongolian service, heard
on Oct 10, at 1415 UT, S=8-9 in southern Germany.

And disturbed from approx. 1423 UT by co-channel Voice of Korea D.P.R,
Kujang on 12015.002 kHz, started 1430 UT with Russian service, Oct 10.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

NIGERIA   7254.942  Vo Nigeria, Ikorodu, observed in Hausa language
program to West Africa on Oct 10 at 0640 UT here in southern Germany. Fair
S=8-9 signal in Calabria Italy SDR unit. Probably underneath CHN radio
tiny 7254.984 kHz peak.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3274.990  NBC Southern Highlands First noted at 0949 UT
found on the Brisbane Perseus. // 3260 kHz at 0953 UT w/English nx. Weaker
than 3260 kHz Madang. Broke away from 3260 kHz at 1001 UT, had what was
probably an ID promo but I couldn't copy, then played an updated version
of the native mx w/birdcall (a short fanfare substituted for the native
mx) signature, then into more NBC nx. 1018 UT mention of "NBC Radio". Also
noted here in PA right at threshold audio level in the 1100-1130 UT time
frame. Sounded like M tlking at 1131 UT as hrd on the Brisbane Perseus.
Nice to see this one back on!!  7 Oct.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 2 / 7)

3325  Bougainville was off at 0953 UT but was on at 1016 UT check but only
abt as strong at 3275 kHz. Much much weaker than usual. 7 Oct.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 2 / 7)

ROMANIA   Winter B-16 schedule of Radio Romania International
30 Oct 2016 - 26 March 2017

ARABIC    0730-0756  9610G 11660G 15330T 17810T
          1300-1326  9610T 11945G 15400T 15460G 17810T
          1630-1656  9585T  9610G 11760T 11975G

AROMANIAN 1530-1556  5955S
          1730-1756  5955S
          1930-1956  5955S

CHINESE   0500-0526 15220T 13730T-DRM
          1330-1356  9610T 11825T

ENGLISH   0100-0156  5960G  7325G
          0400-0456  6020G  7340G 11790G 13730T
          0630-0656  7345T  9770G-DRM 15450T-DRM 17780G
          1200-1256 13580T 15150G 15460T 17765G
          1800-1856  5935T  7350T-DRM
          2130-2156  6030G-DRM  6170T  7310T  7375G
          2300-2356  6015G  7220G  7325T  9620T

FRENCH    0200-0256  5960G  7410G
          0600-0626  6040G-DRM  7360G  9770T 11790T
          1100-1156 15255G 15430T 17640T 17870G
          1700-1756  5935T-DRM  7230T
          2100-2126  6030G-DRM  7375G

GERMAN    0700-0726  7345T  9770T-DRM
          1500-1556  6040T  7330T
          1900-1956  5910T  7425T-DRM

ITALIAN   1500-1526  5955S
          1700-1726  5955S
          1900-1926  5955S-DRM

ROMANIAN  0100-0256  5910T  7340T
          0500-0556  6145G  7220G
          0800-0856 15370T 15430G Suns only "Curierul romanesc"
                    17850G 17860T
          0900-0956 15380G 15430T Suns only "Curierul romanesc"
                    17745G 17775T
          1000-1056 15260G 15430T Suns only "Curierul romanesc"
                    17640T 17870G
          1300-1356  9880S Saftica transmission opens earlier
          1400-1556 11975G 15310G
          1700-1756  7375G  9790G
          1800-2056  5990G  7375G
RUSSIAN   0530-0556  5940T-DRM  7330T
          1400-1456  9880T 11985T
          1600-1626  6030T-DRM  9800T
SERBIAN   1630-1656  5955S
          1830-1856  5955S
          2030-2056  6030S
SPANISH   0000-0056  7335G  9610G 11800T 13730T
          0300-0356  7345G  9480G 11800T 13730T
          2000-2056  7235T  9610T
          2200-2256 11800T 13730T
UKRAINIAN 1600-1626  5955S
          1800-1826  5955S
          2000-2026  6030S

G=Galbeni 2x300 kW, T=Tiganesti 3x300 kW; DRM Mode 90 kW.
Surrounding countries S=Saftica 1x100 kW, DRM mode 40 kW.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5, 2016)

THAILAND   15590  Radio Thailand - Ban Dung, Udon Thani, Prov, at
0002-0029* UT on Oct 6, man and woman announcer with familiar English
news including ads, public service announcements and numerous station IDs
(mentioning from Public Relations Department) during morning news hour
program. Heard an update for Hurricane Matthew. Gone in mid-sentence. Poor
but slightly improving.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Oct 9)

True 6degr azimuth NORTH across Arctic area, Alaska, Western Canada
and USA target. wb.

TAIWAN   9410  Fu Hsing BS, Kuanyin (presumed), at 1245-1300* UT
on Sept 25, Chinese and with light songs; today with excellent
propagation resulting in their signal being well above threshold
level (rare); suddenly off; but Sept 26 and 27 found off the air
at that time. 9774 kHz still silent.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via Anker Petersen-DEN,
dswci DXW via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

TURKEY    Winter B-16 schedule for Voice of Turkey
Shortwave Broadcasting Schedule of VOT
between 30 October 2016 - 26 March 2017

11955 1000-1100 37N,38N,39,40  500 210 216 Ara       TUR TRT
 9665 1500-1600 38E,39,40W     250 150 205 Ara       TUR TRT
15200 1500-1600 37,38W,46      500 252 211 Ara       TUR TRT
11835 0800-0900 29SE,40NW      250  72 211 Azeri     TUR TRT
 5965 1630-1730 29,39,40,41    500  90 205 Azeri     TUR TRT
 7245 1200-1230 28S            250 290 210 Bulg      TUR TRT
17755 1230-1330 28             500 310 215 Deu       TUR TRT
 7205 1830-1930 28             250 310 205 Deu       TUR TRT
 7240 0400-0500 38E,39,40W     500 138 215 Eng       TUR TRT
 9655 0400-0500 3-9,17 18 2728 500 335 215 Eng       TUR TRT
12035 1330-1430 18S,27,28W     500 310 205 Eng       TUR TRT
11730 1730-1830 30S,40E,41,49  500 105 215 Eng       TUR TRT
 6050 1930-2030 27,28W         250 290 210 Eng       TUR TRT
 9610 2130-2230 39-41,49545558 500 105 219 Eng       TUR TRT
 5960 2300-2400 5,8,9,11,17,18 500 310 215 Eng       TUR TRT
11795 0930-1100 39N,40NW       500 105 205 Persian   TUR TRT
 9530 1600-1700 30S,40         500 105 205 Persian   TUR TRT
 9620 1830-1930 38,47,48       500 180 216 French    TUR TRT
 5970 2030-2130 27,28W         500 290 210 French    TUR TRT
 6050 2030-2130 37,38,46       500 247 205 French    TUR TRT
 6185 1500-1530 28S            500 290 210 Italian   TUR TRT
 9840 1100-1200 29S            250  72 211 Georgian  TUR TRT
 9785 1430-1500 29E,30,31,42NW 500  62 211 Kazakh    TUR TRT
11680 1600-1730 30S,40N        250  92 211 DariPashtoTUR TRT
 9410 1400-1500 19-22,29,30N   250  20 205 Rus       TUR TRT
 9410 0200-0300 12,13-15,16,37 500 252 219 Spa       TUR TRT
 9650 0200-0300 8,10-12,27,37  500 290 219 Spa       TUR TRT
 9495 1730-1830 27S,28,37      250 270 210 Spa       TUR TRT
15360 1100-1130 19,20,29,30    500  32 215 Tatar     TUR TRT
11965 1300-1330 30S,40N        250  72 211 Turkmen   TUR TRT
 6000 0100-0300 30,40,42       500  72 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 9700 0500-0700 18S,27,28      500 310 215 Tur       TUR TRT
 9820 0500-0700 39             250 138 215 Tur       TUR TRT
11925 0700-1000 29SE,39NE,40NW 500  97 205 Tur       TUR TRT
15480 0700-1300 38E,39,40W     500 120 205 Tur       TUR TRT
15350 0700-1400 27,28          500 310 205 Tur       TUR TRT
11815 1400-1700 27,28          250 300 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 5980 1700-2200 27,28          250 310 215 Tur       TUR TRT
 6120 1700-2200 38E,39,40W     500 150 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 9460 0300-0400 42             500  72 211 Uighur    TUR TRT
13685 1330-1430 42,43          500  72 205 Uighur    TUR TRT
11985 1300-1400 40,41N         500  92 211 Urdu      TUR TRT
13655 1130-1200 30             500  72 211 Uzbek     TUR TRT
12045 1200-1300 42-44          500  72 217 Chinese   TUR TRT
(HFCC database, language updated -  wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

comment by wb:
nothing changed on database, compared to B-15 TRT entries.
Seemingly due of political widespread protests in Turkey as a type
of political unrest, no technician frequency manager took part
on B-16 conference ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

UNIDENTIFIED   11895.04  UNID. Getting a signal here at 2107 UT. Sounded
like mx briefly. Signal seemed strong enough but just couldn't be certain.
Blasted out by Vatican at 2145-2200 UT, but was clear at 2200 UT and went
off before 2201 UT.  Was hoping for Boa Vontade but it should've stayed
on.

Who??

Must have just caught it signing on within a couple seconds at 1034 UT
as the signal went from 11895.03 up to 11895.17 kHz quickly, then
gradually and steadily drifted back down to 11895.12 kHz by 1045 UT,
and 11895.09 kHz by 1125 UT. Like the other afternoon, it seemed strong
enough on peaks, but I couldn't detect any audio.

Wonder if this is Boa Vontade Brazil with a 1030-2200 UT sked.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 8 / 9)

11894.997  AWR KSDA Agat Guam in Chinese, scheduled 11-12 UT, noted at
1115 UT on Oct 10, of backlobe Guam signal, in remote SDR unit in Brisbane
at S=9+10dB or -61dBm signal strength. Nothing co-channel heard so far at
remote units in Brisbane, Michigan, NJ/MA, or Edmonton Alberta-CAN
at 11-12 UT slot.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 10)

U.K.   12065  Babcock FMO at Woofferton site, verified a report for their
test transmission back in December 2015 in 69 days, for a follow-up report
from v/s Dave G4OYX, (Retired) Senior Transmitter Engineer Woofferton in
1982-2012. My initial report was sent to the wrong e-mail address. The
correct address is:

<transmissiontest -at- gmail.com>

Dave indicated in his e-mail that "these transmissions were to fault-find
on a 250 / 300 kW sender at the UK HF transmitter station at Woofferton-
UK."
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Oct 9)

USA   9275.04  WMLK  at 1910 UT found on the air. Spiritual instruction
with a lot scription quotes. 2000 UT full complete ID and off the air at
2001:57 UT. Good signal.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 9)

USA   7305, Oct 5 at 0045 UT, VOA One rock music is already on an hour
before this frequency cuts away for previously scheduled Vatican relay in
Spanish, as heard yesterday, violating Separation of Church & State.

7405, Oct 5 at 0543 UT, VOA One music is now here, S=9+20dB.
How long are these broadcasts, still unlisted in HFCC, and why?

To the DXLD yg, Richard Langley in NB reports:
"Yesterday, Mauno Ritola posted the following news via the WRTH f_b page:

VOA emergency shortwave coverage for Haiti in Creole & English has started
as follows via Greenville [North Carolina] site:

2200-0200 7305 kHz
0200-1200 7405 kHz
1200-1630 9565 kHz

Monitoring yesterday evening and overnight indicates that this schedule is
not quite correct or complete. I'll post a follow-up message when I
complete the review of my recordings. There was some Creole around 2200 UT
on 7305 kHz followed by dead air for some minutes and then beginning a
relay of VOA1. When spot checked just before 0200 UT, Radio Vaticana in
Spanish was on the frequency.

Switching then to 7405 kHz, there was nothing. Recorder was left going
monitoring this frequency overnight. Spot check around 1100 UT on 7405 kHz
had VOA1 on the frequency. P.S. Listening to the 2300 UT segment, the
Creole announcers think they are on all three frequencies at the same
time! And, again, VOA1 followed the roughly 15-minute Creole segment -
Richard"

John Figliozzi, NY, adds: "Somebody was asleep at the switch. 7305 kHz
stayed on the air until 0412 UT when it suddenly went off and 7405 kHz
came on"

Hours and hours of VOA One rock music are hardly helpful to Haiti. Yes,
more music at 1442 UT check Oct 5 on 9565 kHz. Picking two R Marti
frequencies for this is not wise. Cuban jamming can and does extend far
beyond the known RM hours.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 5)

VANUATU   7259.932  Radio Vanuatu. Found this is down a little lower now
at 0910 UT w/pres. nx by W. Pop mx later at 0923 UT, M anncr between songs
at 0924 UT. Long speech or preaching 0958-1016+ UT. Dropped off towards
1100 UT while co-channel presumed Xinjiang was coming up.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Oct 8)

ZAMBIA   9680  Voice of Hope, via Makeni Ranch tx center site in Lusaka
Zambia.

As has been reported in bits and pieces elsewhere, Voice of Hope - Africa
has started transmitting to West Africa using the second transmitter and
the directional log-periodic antenna (315 degr beam) using 11680 kHz on
weekdays and 13680 kHz on weekends.

Schedule is 0500-0800 UT weekdays on 11680 kHz (parallel to 9680 kHz) and
1200-1700 UT on Saturday and Sunday (also // 9680 kHz).
Schedule confirmed by Ray Robinson and also available here:

<http://voiceofhope.com/schedule/voh-africa_program_grid.pdf>

They are also live streaming:
<http://www.voiceofhope.com/player1.html>

Recent
HFCC presentation here:
<http://www.hfcc.org/doc/HFCC_REP_2016-005-B16-
presentation_Voice_of_Hope.pdf>

I recorded the three-hour transmission on 11680 kHz yesterday morning
(9 October) using the Tecsun PL-880 and 7-metre reel antenna. Initially,
reception was excellent! A strong, interference-free signal. It slowly
degraded after about one hour as propagation changed and eventually
petered out before sign off. They used a test tone for a couple of minutes
when beginning the transmission, followed by interval signal and station
ID ("From Zambia to the World, this is the Voice of Hope - Africa") for
several minutes. When the programming began only the 9680 kHz frequency
was mentioned. However, later in the live broadcast, the presenter also
mentioned 11680 kHz.

I'll try to archive my recording later. Note that there are two jazz shows
starting at 13:00 UT on Saturday and Sunday.

Couldn't hear today's via the Twente receiver not even a carrier detected
(didn't try with my own equipment) but listened to it via the Internet
stream.

I'd call it smooth jazz. All instrumentals. Some identifiable as religious
pieces, familiar from Sunday School days. No announcements.

[later]  Ray has confirmed that there were some problems today and yes,
they were on 11680 kHz instead of 13680 kHz. The streamed music that I
heard (mistakingly thinking it was the scheduled Jazz Session program) and
what Glenn heard later on 11680 kHz was automated filler music. Ray says
things will be back to normal tomorrow, so listen out on 13680 kHz and
post your reports. I might try to, too.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld Oct 8)

Re: Voice of Hope - Africa

Did you not see my log report? It looks like they were using 11680 kHz
instead of 13680 kHz for the Saturday Oct 8 at 12-17 UT broadcast. The
jazz I was hearing in the 14+ UT hour however would also be an hour off
if the schedule is correct, showing 13-14 UT. How about it, Ray?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 8)

ZAMBIA   Updated schedule of KVOH Voice of Hope Zambia Lusaka, Oct 1
0500-0800 on  9680 LUS 100 kW / non-dir to SoAf English Mon-Fri tx#1
0500-0800 on 11680 LUS 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAf English Mon-Fri tx#2
1200-1700 on  9680 LUS 100 kW / non-dir to SoAf English Sat/Sun tx#1
1200-1700 on 13680 LUS 100 kW / 315 deg to WeAf English Sat/Sun tx#2
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, direct, hcdx, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

ZAMBIA   11680  on Monday October 10 at 0528 UT, Voice of Hope - Africa,
gospel rock ending with applause, African-accented YL preacher with
today's Bible reading from I Corinthians; 0529 UT transmission break of
about 20 seconds!

Back on to plug upcoming 'Moments in Bible Prophecy' at 7:45 CAT [0545
UT]. As expected, 11680 kHz is good at S=9+10dB, while // 9680 kHz is but
a JBA carrier. Both allegedly 100 kW, the USward direxional 315 degree
antenna on 11680 kHz making all the difference. Scheduled 05-08 UT Mon-Fri
on both. No QRM at all, and per Aoki the only problem could be North Korea
but it stops Japanesing at 0500 UT. Now, is there any secular programming
on the schedule, or at least quasi-secular? Of course not! Except for
hard-core intervals like MiBP, the tri-hour is 'Rev. Joyce Mwanza, Music
in the Morning - LIVE".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Oct 8)

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This Oct 4th morning, tried to look at 60 and 41 mb.

CUBA   5040  RHC Bauta outlet, as Glenn state some disturbed audio quality
the other day. Today at 0153 UT on Oct 4th measured there signal on the
Perseus software screen exactly. S=9+15dB fluttery signal into Germany.

Spanish program - male and female talk.
And a lot of 60 / 120 Hertz mainpower AUDIO BUZZ peaks either sideband,
like single 60 Hertz apart distance, and
12 x 120 Hertz apart distance peaks on
180, 300, 420, 540, 660, 780, 900, 1020, 1140, 1260, 1380, 1500 Hertz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

5049.992 USA  WWRB Morrison TN, TOM male prayer, slow talk, 7.6 kHz wide
         signal at 0145 UT on Oct 4. S=8 or -75dBm fluttery signal across
         Atlantic into southern Germany. "...Danger situation ...
         the spiritural men ... dead in the water ..."

5040     CUB  RHC Bauta outlet, as Glenn state some disturbed audio
         quality the other day. Today at 0153 UT on Oct 4th measured
         there signal on the Perseus software screen exactly.
         S=9+15dB fluttery signal into Germany.
         And a lot of 60 / 120 Hertz mainpower AUDIO BUZZ peaks either
         sideband, like single 60 Hertz apart distance, and
         12 x 120 Hertz apart distance peaks on 180, 300, 420, 540, 660,
         780, 900, 1020, 1140, 1260, 1380, and 1500 Hertz.
         Spanish program - male and female talk.

4989.977 SUR ? Very tentativelly ?  Radio Apintie, Paramaribo ?
         Weak tiny signal and low modulation on this channel, some music
         fragments heard so far in between. Unstable TX outlet,
         varied some 4 Hertz up and down, S=4-5 or -98dBm signal strength
         in Perseus USB mode, at 0217 UT on Oct 4th. - And suffered too
         by 250 Hertz RTTY UTE service on lower band side, latter S=9+10dB
         signals on 4988.880 and 4989.130 kHz RTTY peaks.
4910.004 IND  AIR Jaipur, S=6 signal in southern Germany, S=9+10 0222 UT
4885.022 BRA  ZYG362  Radio Clube do Para, Belem PA, program content
         some 35 seconds later on web online player
         <www.radioclubedopara.com.br>
         S=9+10dB powerful signal, mens presenter boring at 0224 UT Oct 4

and some monitoring on remote SDR unit at Doha Qatar Middle East:

7460     MDA  Babcock FMO brokered Radio Payem e-Doost - Bahai in Persian,
         from Grigoriopol Maiac site. 0230-0315 UT scheduled.
         Noted at 0240 UT as powerful signal of S=9+30dB strength in
         Doha Qatar remote unit. Two female voice presenter. Perfect
         12 kHz wideband powerhouse signal in the target area.
7430     IND  AIR Mumbai Hindi sce, S=7 or -87dBm in Qatar. 0243 UT.
7420.004 IND  AIR Hyderabad, poor and tiny S=6 or -96dBm.
7350     IND  AIR Aligarh, Pashto, more than fair in signal fade-out
         time slot, S=8-9 or -80dBm, played like AFG_an music type,
         of strings instrument and drums at 0246 UT Oct 4.
7340.024 IND  AIR Mumbai, Urdu sce, S=8 or -81dBm.
7245     TJK  Tajik Radio from Dushanbe at 0250 UT, typical local
         male singer and drums performance.
         S=7 or -86dBm strength signal in Qatar.
7205     SDN  Sudan Radio Omdurman carrier seen already at 0252 UT,
         followed by low modulated HQ prayer around 0253-0255 UT.

7175even Powerful S=9+10dB carrier at 0255 UT, that's undoubtedly the
         Ethiopian jammer signing-on in AM mode heard in Doha Qatar,
         before switches to digital WHITE NOISE JAMMING around 0302 UT,
         latter broadband 20 kHz wide signal.

7174.988 ERI  Radio Asmara, ERITREA's Voice of Broad Masses noted here
         at 0253 UT on Oct 4. S=8-9 signal.
         1026 Hertz test tones on 7173.962 and 7176.014 kHz.
         Started with test tone procedure of 1026 Hertz either sideband
         til 03.00:25 UT. Then crash start into HoA music play,
         n o t  disturbed til 0302 UT, latter time when WHITE NOISE
         jamming started from Ethiopia's NISS security service.
7146.556 ERI  Radio Asmara, on lower power level noted in Doha Qatar ME,
         S=8 at 0306 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

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REPORT FROM THE EDXC CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER.

On September 9-13, 2016, the European DX Council (EDXC) held its annual
Conference in Manchester in England, perfectly organized by the British DX
Club, in particularly by the Editor Chrissy Brand, who lives in that area.

About 43 DX-ers and spouses from seven countries participated, including
these present and former members of the DSWCI: 0093 Kaj Bredahl Jorgensen,
0099 Anker Petersen, 0370 Noel R. Green, ex 0743 Dario Monferini, 0974
Dave Kenny, ex 1280 Alan Roe, ex 2470 Ydun Ritz, 3347 Christian Ghibaudo,
3588 Ray Browell, 3594 Toshi Ohtake, 3658 Heikki Puranen, 3659 Arto
Mujunen, the present EDXC Secretary General 3765 Kari Kivekaes and two
previous EDXC Secretary Generals Michael Murray and Risto Vaehaekainu.
Unfortunately 1365 Tibor Szilagyi and 3667 Alexander Beryozkin had to
cancel their attendance.

Chrissy Brand opened the Conference at the Castlefield Hotel at 1000 hours
on Saturday September 10 with a welcome and greetings from absent DX-ers.
Then Kari Kivekaes explained the good situation within the EDXC, also
economical.

The next EDXC Conference will be held in Finland.

Next Finnish Jukka Kotovirta gave a very interesting lecture about FM-
DXing during Sporadic E-conditions in the summertime with loggings as far
as Xinjiang, China, 4000 kms away.

Then Dr. David Clayton from the University of York told about how popular
battery radio receivers were for poor Africans living in rural areas and
copper towns in Northern Rhodesia in 1948-1953.

Next was the station manager of ALL FM, Manchester community radio
station, Ed Connole, which started 16 years ago. Their power on FM is
50 watts and they also broadcast on www in various languages. They train
volunteer broadcasters, before they are allowed to have live broadcasts.

Dr. David Clayton gave a short lecture about connecting the wireless world
- writing global radio history project across the borders. A project with
three workshops with international specialists which will give a report
within three years. After lunch we had an interesting tour to the very new
Media City in Salford, where different media companies, including the BBC,
have built radio and television studios with the most advanced technology.

On Sunday morning Chrissy Brand told about her participation in EBU
Radiodays Europe in Paris where specialists mainly discussed new
technologies in the age of smartphones and podcasts. She also reported
from the International Radio Festival in Milan.

After that Italian Dario Monferini gave a long talk about his and DSWCI-
3249 Roberto Pavanello's tour in 2014 to Canada and St. Pierre et Miquelon
to visit various radiostations. In Canada they visited Montreal, Halifax
and St. John's.

Then British DX-er Dan Goldfarb told about his impressive registration of
all MW masts in the World using more than 1 kW since the 1920'ies, based
upon contacts to thousands of transmitter engineers. They can still be
needed as emergency transmitters covering vast areas.

Professor Jopi Nyman from Finland then talked about the cultural
representations of pirate radio with their crossing borders and making
communities, from the first ones on ships in international waters till
nowadays pirates broadcasting from secret locations. They are all illegal
and challenge dominant practices and regulations.

The last lecture was given by Dave Kenny, who most years since 1992 has
participated in DXpeditions to the village of Sheigra on the far
northwestern Scottish mainland, where long beverage aerials can be set up
with excellent results.

Jan-Mikael Nurmela and Risto Vaehaekainu from Finland then invited all
DX-ers to attend the next EDXC Conference, which will be held in Tampere,
Central Finland on 18-20 August 2017. It is two hours by train or bus from
Helsinki.

In 2017 it is 100 years ago, since Finland got its independence.
Furthermore it is 50 years ago, since the regional club Tampereen DX-
kuuntelijat as well as the EDXC were founded!

On Friday evening there is a welcome in the Finnish way, on Saturday
presentations, sightseeing, visits to a Media museum and a radiostation
and the traditional banquet.

Sunday's programme ends at 1400. After that maybe a 4-5 days sightseeing
tour to Nordkapp depending on interest.

More information later on the FDXA and EDXC websites.

After that there was a guided walking tour of historical Manchester,
e.g. the old Liverpool Railway Station, the beautiful old canals,
and modern Manchester.

In the evening was the traditional EDXC Banquet dinner at the hotel.
In addition to eating three dishes, each participant was invited to tell
shortly about his/her relations to DX-ing.

On Monday there were two simultaneous walking tours to local FM
radiostations, Key l03 with 3 operating studios (101 Talk, 102 Oldies and
103 Pop music with 100 employees) and Gaydio. Then the EDXC Conference
programme finished with an excursion by coach to Moorside Edge MW
transmitter site, a lunch and a stop at Holme Moss FM transmitter site. In
total another perfect EDXC Conference!
(Anker Petersen-DEN, DSWCI DX Window #564; via swb #1860 Oct 9)

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