WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1275 11 Nov 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany


ALBANIA   7475, on Nov 4 at 0253 UT, R. Tirana is still nothing more than
a JBA carrier during rescheduled North American service. Not enough to
evaluate the modulation. Is anyone further east hearing it better?
Propagation has been poor since B-16 began, but suspect Shijak is also
seriously underpowered, and its antenna apparently has been damaged.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 4)

ALBANIA   7474.9755  Terrible audio quality of Radio Tirana's
Albanian sce to UK/IRL and North America, noted at 00.40 UT on Nov 5th,

here in southern Germany in rather dead skip zone,
S=3 or -116dBm signal under threshold.
Heavy metal dull pop music played, singer in Albanian language?

S=4 or -99dBm poor signal on east coast at MA-USA area remote SDR.

S=5 or -92dBm on 'best' antenna signal in Alberta-CAN.

Still visible 10 x 100 Hertz peaks signals either sideband;
and additional +/-50 / +/-150 Hertz apart of carrier fq too.

Comparison:
6020 kHz 300 kW powerhouse from CRI Cerrik Albania site
S=9+30dB -38dBm powerful SW sce heard in MA and MI USA remote units.
Clear EXCELLENT AUDIO modulation, noted at 00.55 UT on Nov 5th.

Still 4 x 100 Hertz audio buzzy signal peaks visible either sideband,
and a lot of spurious signals on lower sideband down to 7326 kHz
range. See screenshot of 7389.977 kHz of 0822 UT this Sunday Oct 30
morning.

7389.976 kHz of 0918 UT this Thurday Nov 10th morning.
Today Nov 10th - 21 ! x 100 Hertz audio buzzy signal peaks visible either
sideband range, + 50 / 150 / 250 Hertz strings too.
And MW Fllake signal too on 1394.906 kHz, rather weak signal this Nov 10th

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 30 / Nov 5 / 8 / 10)

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana night service to GB/IRL and North America in
English language, scheduled 0230-0300 UT.

heard
7474.975 proper S=9+15dB signal at southern Germany,
again BUZZY AUDIO SIGNAL as usual,
at 0238 UT on Nov 10, newscast read by female presenter.

Scratchy audio noise like visible on Perseus software screen.
Buzzy main power peak strings seen on 50, 100, 150, 200 .... 900, 1000
Hertz distance apart, - either sidenband.

Listen to attached 7474.975 kHz recording of 02.38 - 02.39 UT,
on Nov 10th.

S=7 -88dBm weak signal just on threshold level in Detroit Michigan remote
post.
S=8 -82dBm in New Jersey, US; noted both around 0254 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10)

ALBANIA/MOLDOVA   TWR to cease AM broadcasts from Albania

As of January 2017 Trans World Radio will stop its broadcasts on the
mediumwave frequency 1395 kHz from Albania. The discontinuation of
broadcasts from Albania could mean good news for the low power AM
transmitters in the Netherlands that broadcast on 1395 kHz.

Trans World Radio will use other mediumwave stations in Europe to achieve
its targets. For example, the radio programme is broadcast on a mediumwave
transmitter of Radio Monte Carlo (1467 kHz) and a mediumwave frequency
from Georgia* (1548 kHz).The transmitter in Albania is in a poor
condition and there is no money to renovate it. Trans World Radio was
the only radio channel still using the transmitter near Tirana.
The transmissions, which take place in the evening hours, use high power
and can also be received in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is also currently using 1395 kHz for low-power
transmissions up to 100 watts. Under the the current broadcasting
licences, the Dutch stations are not allowed to broadcast between sunset
and sunrise on this frequency.

With the disappearance of broadcasts from Albania it should be possible
for radio stations that broadcast on 1395 kHz in the Netherlands 
to broadcast 24 hours a day via this frequency. The Radiocommunications
Agency will have to give formal consent, however.

Current broadcasters omn 1395 kHz include Seabreeze Radio AM (Friesland)
and Q-AM (Gelderland) via this frequency. In addition, there are various
authorizations issued by the Radiocommunications Agency for stations that
have not yet started broadcasting.

Source: mediamagazine.nl translated by Andy Sennitt-HOL.
(7 Nov; Andy Sennitt has just reported on the PCJ F_B group)

* Very late item, this news were appeared in DXpress some 3 weeks ago, wb.

Fault - - re: mediumwave frequency from Georgia (1548 kHz).
Should rather read MW 1548 kHz on Zarya antenna superpower bcast center
in Grigoriopol Maiac in Pridnestrovie Moldova, not Georgia.

At present TWR relay Fllake was used on 1394.911 kHz yesterday Nov 6th,
also in the morning at 09.01 to 10.00 UTC as Radio Tirana Albanian
language Balkan service too. And on 1394.905 kHz at 0953 UT on Nov 8,
S=9+10dB in Ancona, central Italy remote SDR unit.

Seabreeze Radio AM (Friesland) from northern Holland was on
exact 1395.008 kHz yesterday, - powerful heard on remotes near
Schiermonnikoog, Groningen, Leeuwarden.  73 wb df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA   LRA36?

I have been monitoring around 15476 kHz for signs of the Argentine
Antarctic operation, reportedly reactivated this week.

There was a signal trace on 15475.976 kHz between 1930 and 2111 UT today
(3 Nov) with regular fadeout pattern consistent with how I have heard this
station in past years. However too weak a signal to get any audio today.
I will continue monitoring in the hope of improved reception conditions.

73 Bryan Clark, Mangawhai-NZL, dxld Nov 3)

Re:  LRA36?  Appeared this week again, after 5 months break.
New radio stn team arrived in ARG Antarctic Esperanza Base...

But only under THRESHOLD signal level heard in Europe.

Was nominal 10 kW some half decade ago, but lowered down to 1.2 kW
some 4 years ago, due to power restrictions (a small power generator)
the current output was 1.2 to 1.5 kW.

Monday to Friday 1800-2100z, measured always approx. 15475.976 kHz
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 3)

ANTARCTICA / ARGENTINA   LRA 36 R Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel should be
back on 15476 kHz.

15476, LRA 36  Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel told me by e-mail in
Spanish Oct 31 at 1900, that they have begun transmitting Mo-Fr between
1800-2100 UTC, and they appreciate reception reports. E-mail address:

<lra36 -at- hotmail.com>

Here in Lugo Spain, at 1925 UT, nothing on 15476 kHz, but strong
interference from station on 15480 kHz. (Manuel Mendez-ESP)

I checked 15476kHz at 1930 UT, Monday Oct 31, but did not even hear a
carrier.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

ANTARCTICA   15476.0, LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base
Esperanza, at 1835-1850 UT on Nov 7, at first only carrier detected,
later talks and music, but extremely weak, barely audible. 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, on tour in Lanzarote Canary Isl, dxld Nov 7)

Re: LRA36 in Lanzarote Island.
I can see the tracing on my Perseus, measuring 15475.984 kHz,
with a lot of splatter from 15480 kHz.
(Walt Salmaniw, Murray Harbour North, CAN, dxld Nov 7)

Yes, extremely weak LRA36 signal tonight, - under threshold level, nothing
'heard' on various European remote rx units. But as reported earlier by
downunder DXer, used the remote Perseus in Brisbane Queensland Australia,
signal across southern Indian Ocean ?

15475.971 kHz measured around 20.00 UT on Nov 7, S=3 or -106dBm under
threshold, extremely weak, latter noted in Brisbane, Spain and Italy
remote units.

The TX signal wandered some 4 - 5 Hertz up and down continously.

Does somebody know, whether the old 10 kW tx is again connected
to the dipols, or is still the reserve unit of 1.2 kW in use,
due to limited main power supply ?

And on Nov 8th again: varying around 15475.973 kHz frequency, measured
around 20.00 UT on Nov 8, S=3 or -106dBm under threshold, extremely weak,
latter noted in Madrid Spain remote unit.

Same tiny S=3 quality at 1930 UT on Nov 10 on 15475.973 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 7 / 8 / 10)

ARGENTINE   15345.329  Very early morning Chinese sce from Radio Argentina
Exterior, General Pacheco, noted wandered 10 to 15 Hertz up and down at
10.30z, S=4 or -103dBm in southern Germany.

But when checked at 1055 UT Nov 4
on remote SDR unit in Madrid, Spain,
was wandered up to 15345.384 kHz, S=8-9 or -69dBm peak.
RAE ID given at 10.57:50 UTC.

15345.297 ... varying x.306 kHz, RAE Buenos Aires at 1915 UT on Nov 10.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 4 / 10)

ARMENIA   4810 QSL,  Public R Company of Armenia, Noratus, Gavar. I heard
their Arabic broadcast on Sept 3 at 1815-1845 UT and sent them an English
report with an IRC. 46 days later I got the following kind letter and a
beautiful postcard in return:

"Dear Anker Petersen,

We have received your letter. We are really very glad that we have
listeners from Copenhagen, Denmark and always give much importance to
the observations made by our listeners both as for the quality of
transmissions and the programs.

We are very thankful for the provided detailed information. This will
help us to go on working hard and always keep on improving the programs
and technical issues. We can also follow our programs in different
languages via website

<http://www.armadio.info>

Best regards, Edgar Amirkhanyan, Public Radio of Armenia,
Head of international relations".
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

AZERBAIJAN   This autumn I haven't been able to hear Azerbaijan on either
of their usual frequencies: 801 or 891 kHz. Both have been some tens of Hz
above nominal and rather usual catches here in Finland. Also the very weak
Voice of Azerbaijan transmitter on 1296 kHz has been missing these months.
I'd be glad to be proven wrong, but looks like another country may be gone
from medium wave.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, mwdx / mwoffsets ygs (Oct 29), via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #897 Nov 6)

BRAZIL   15190.084  Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG, on very poor
propagation condition on Nov 7th, 2100 UT, noted at level S=3 or -104dBm
here in southern Germany.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 7)

BRAZIL   Brazil Launches DRM Shortwave Test.

Brazilian public broadcaster EBC-Radio Nacional da Amazonia recently began
a shortwave (9750 kHz) Digital Radio Mondiale test, transmitting DRM30.
The test is being organized by the Brazilian Digital Radio Association
(ABRADIG) and EBC with support from the DRM Consortium.

A low-power transmitter (150 W) has been installed at the Rodeador site in
Brasilia with the goal of assessing the behavior of the equipment, signal
quality and system stability. Thus far, reports indicate that the signal
has been detected all around Brazil and some intermittent signals were
received in New Zealand.

The trial began on Oct. 28 and the plan is to keep the signal on air
permanently throughout the trial; there is currently no set end date.
Tests are being conducted using different antenna patterns and directions.
According to DRM, the receivers used in the trial are spread across the
country and are owned by ABRADIG. It also said that EBC stated it plans to
acquire a more powerful transmitter as soon as possible.

(Radio_World Nov 4, via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng)

CHINA   1377 kHz, Xingyang or Lhasa Baiding Tibet outlet ?

Ich hoere seit 16 UTC CNR Xingyang auf 1377 kHz mit sehr gutem Signal.
(Thomas Lindenthal-D, A-DX ng Nov 6)

Um 1700 UTC hier bei mir Zeitzeichen, mv und etwas nachher ein ca. ID wie
"guangbo diantai" mit O=2/3 in LSB, weil Litauen auf 1386 kHz stoert.
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX ng Nov 6)

Twei CNR radios on 1377 kHz.

Bei Mauno in Finnland, um 18z war CHN Sendeschluss Hymne auf 1377 kHz.
// 4820 kHz PBS Xizang Lhasa Baiding Tibet zu hoeren,

dann um 18 UT startet/oder - setzt sich durch -
TWR Gavar Yerevan Armenien mit dem IS Persisch auf der Schwingung.

Sind noch beide Chinesen auf der 1377 Schwingung:
Xingyang gut 8000 km von Deutschland entfernt,
und auch co-channel Lhasa Baiding Tibet China entfernungsmaessig naeher ?

Macht Xingyang in Ost-China 3 Minuten vorher Sendeschluss ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 6)

CHINA/TAIWAN   [tentat.]  CNR1 program noted in New Delhi remote SDR post,
as well as all over Europe SDR posts in 0150-0230 UT time slot on Nov 10
on even 7488 kHz.

Meant against SOH program from TWN ? -
Or is a midnight Voice of Tibet bcast channel ?
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10)

CHINA   English language stations are heard in Beijing on 846, 1008,
and 1251 kHz. Latter is CRI's EZ-FM. All 3 channels simulcast,
CRI's English news at 1400 UTC.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, during tour in Asia to Hong Kong in Oct 2016;
via NZLDXT magazine November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

The high-powered MW transmitter at Dongfang, Hainan Island on 684 kHz
provides solid signals into Singapore, over 2000km away. Noted with steady
clear signals at 2035 local time (1235 UTC) with CRI English. A short
'Lets Learn Chinese' segment is aired daily at 1255 UTC.

Dongfang 684 kHz 600 kW  290degr
English 1200-1300 UTC, Cambodian 2300-0100, 1030-1130, and 1400-1500 UTC,
and Vietnamese 1300-1400 & 1500-1700 UTC.
{Formerly RFI Paris French language relay at 1300-1400 UTC}
G.C. 18 53 34.63 N  108 39 20.25 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/r4mzYaavBi72>

On past visits to Singapore, there has been a Radio France Internationale
relay at 1300 but this is no longer heard.

At 1300, the familiar CRI interval signal is followed by identification in
Chinese, then suspected Cambodian or Vietnamese. Latter is listed but prgm
not same as listed CRI Viet freqs.

Closed 1456 UT, when Indian music became clearly audible (suggesting AIR
Port Blair is back on air) through the open carrier till 1500 UT when CRI
tuning signal and Chinese ident related, followed by Thai or Viet sign-on
Oct 20.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, during tour in Asia to Hong Kong in Oct 2016;
via NZLDXT magazine November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

SAPPRFT #871 Dongfang Island
190degr towards Hue, Da Nang, Singapore, Palembang/Jakarta Java.
Cantonese 1100-1200 UTC, Vietnamese 2300-0100, 0400-0600, 1100-1700 UTC
603 kHz  600 kW  8-mast array directional.

G.C. 18 53 09.57 N  108 39 18.37 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/HaAa6JgFyZT2>

EGYPT   Entgegen einer Vorabmeldung des bulgarischen Empfangsexperten Ivo
Ivanov ueber Frequenzaenderungen bei Radio Kairo wurde das deutsche
Programm von Radio Kairo am 3. und 5. November nicht auf 9590 kHz, sondern
auf 9570 kHz beobachtet. Entgegen der jahrelangen Tradition war das
Programm am 3. November zwar leise moduliert, aber sonst gut zu verstehen.

Die ab 19.00 UTC ausgestrahlte Sendung brach am Ende in den noch laufenden
Schlagzeilen ab. Am 5. November war die Modulation unbrauchbar, bei Musik
besser als bei Wort.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 5)

ITU / HFCC request
9570  1900-2000 UT to zones 27,28  ABS  200kW  325deg  0  211  daily
301016-260317  Deutsch  EGY  ERU

GERMANY   AFN Bavaria closes mediumwave 1107 kHz from today 10 a.m.
local time a bit more detailed: "AFN Bavaria discontinues the AM
broadcast on 1107 kHz Friday, Oct. 28 at approximately 10 a.m. You can
still listen to AFN Bavaria in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck at FM
frequencies 98.5 or 107.7. Tune in to AFN 360 anywhere, anytime. Visit

<http://www.afneurope.net/AFN-360>

<http://www.bavaria.army.mil/calendar/facilities.html>
(Harald Kuhl-D, Oct 28, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld)

I took a look on the website of AFN Bavaria News

<http://www.bavariannews.com/what-to-do-when-bad-weather-hits-bavaria/>

When you scroll down the page you will find an item dated Oct 12th, 2016,
where some AFN Bavaria-frequencies are mentioned to listen to, in case of
bad weather conditions and so. And the MW frequency of 1107 kHz is NOT
mentioned, only FM frequencies and online.

So I think it is obvious, that the AM frequency has been closed down.
(Ydun Ritz-DEN, mwmasts, Nov 8)

MW AFN Vilseck 1107 kHz is now OFF (forever?) since Oct 31.
(heard still on Oct 27th to 29th check).

Checked today Nob 8th, 1107 kHz via Perseus Net unit in Amberg Bavaria
port8014, nothing local AFN on MW. At afternoon, nighttime heard Spanish
language stn here in southern Germany instead.

Daytime most strong channels
in remote SDR DARC Amberg unit, close to Czech Republic border noted:

LW CZE CR 271 kHz S=9+20 or -55dBm

MW HNG Solt 540 kHz S=9+10dB

CZE CR Prague 639 kHz S=9+15dB -56dBm

CZE 954 kHz S=9+10dB -63dBm

GB Asia program from London 1458 kHz S=9+5dB or -71dBm.

<www.afneurope.net/AFN-360>
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

GERMANY   NDR will be again on shortwave on single day Dec 24, 2016

NDR with its program GRUSS AN BORD will be again broadcast on shortwave on
December 24, 2016.

Frequencies tba.

<www.ndr.de/grussanbord>
(Harald Kuhl-D  DL1ABJ, DXplorer Nov 9)

Auch am Heiligabend 2016 wird der NDR in der Radiosendung "Gruss an Bord"
wieder Nachrichten an Seeleute in aller Welt uebermitteln.

Der NDR zeichnet diese am 4. Dezember im "Kulturspeicher" in Leer und am
11. Dezember in der Hamburger Seemannsmission "Duckdalben" auf. NDR Info
und NDR 90,3 MHz senden die Gruesse am Heiligen Abend von 20.05 Uhr
bis 22 Uhr hrs CET.

Von 23.05 bis 24 Uhr hrs CET wird "Gruss an Bord" auf NDR Info, NDR Info
Spezial, auf NDR.de und ueber Kurzwelle fortgesetzt.

Am 4. Dezember in Leer

Am Sonntag, 4. Dezember moderieren im Kulturspeicher von Leer zwischen
16 Uhr und 18 Uhr hrs CET Andrea Christina Furrer und Andreas Kuhnt.
Fuer die musikalische Unterhaltung sorgen der Bingumer Shanty-Chor
und das irische Trio Dara Mc Namara, Stephen Kavanagh und Dylan Vaughn.
Eine Anmeldung fuer die Aufzeichnung in Leer ist nicht erforderlich.

Am 11. Dezember in Hamburg

Am Sonntag, 11. Dezember werden die Gruesse von 16 Uhr bis 18 Uhr hrs CET
im "Duckdalben", der Seemannsmission im Hamburger Hafen, Zellmannstrasse
16, aufgezeichnet (Waltershof, neben der Koehlbrandbruecke, Parkplaetze
stehen zur Verfuegung, Buslinien 150 und 250 plus kleiner Fussmarsch).
Die NDR Info Moderatoren Regina Koenig und Ocke Bandixen begruessen als
musikalische Gaeste den Gitarristen Roland Cabezas, die Lars-Luis Linek-
Band sowie die Saengerin Marion Welch.

In Hamburg ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich - entweder per Mail
<gruss-an-bord -at- ndr.de>   oder per Post (Norddeutscher Rundfunk,
NDR Info, Redaktion "Gruss an Bord", Rothenbaumchaussee 132-134,
20149 Hamburg).

Ein Klassiker seit 1953

Die Sendung "Gruss an Bord" war zu Weihnachten 1953 das erste Mal im Radio
zu hoeren. Es ist damit eine der aeltesten Radio-Sendungen der Welt. Seit
nunmehr 63 Jahren koennen Seeleute an Weihnachten Gruesse in die Heimat
senden - und ihre Familien haben die Moeglichkeit, ihren Lieben auf See
ein frohes Fest und ein gutes neues Jahr zu wuenschen.

Dieses Thema im Programm:
NDR Info | Aktuell | 24. Dec 2016 | 20:05 Uhr hrs CET (UTC+1hrs)

Traditionssendung "Gruss an Bord": NDR zeichnet in Hamburg und Leer
Weihnachtsgruesse auf Programmtipp aktuell

Auch an diesem Heiligabend wird der NDR in der Radiosendung "Gruss an
Bord" wieder Gruesse an Seeleute in aller Welt uebermitteln. Der NDR
zeichnet die Gruesse fuer seine Traditionssendung am 4. Dezember im
"Kulturspeicher" in Leer und am 11. Dezember in der Hamburger
Seemannsmission "Duckdalben" auf. NDR Info und NDR 90,3 MHz senden die
Gruesse am Heiligen Abend von 20.05 bis 22.00 Uhr hrs CET. Von 23.05 bis
24.00 Uhr hrs CET wird "Gruss an Bord" auf NDR Info, NDR Info Spezial,
online und ueber Kurzwelle fortgesetzt.

Am Sonntag, 4. Dezember, moderieren im Kulturspeicher von Leer zwischen
16.00 Uhr und 18.00 Uhr hrs CET Andrea Christina Furrer und Andreas Kuhnt.
Fuer die musikalische Unterhaltung sorgen der Bingumer Shanty-Chor und das
irische Trio Dara Mc Namara, Stephen Kavanagh und Dylan Vaughn. Eine
Anmeldung ist fuer die Aufzeichnung in Leer nicht erforderlich.

Am Sonntag, 11. Dezember werden die Gruesse ebenfalls von 16.00 Uhr bis
18.00 Uhr hrs CET, im "Duckdalben", der Seemannsmission im Hamburger
Hafen, Zellmannstrasse 16 aufgezeichnet (Waltershof, neben der
Koehlbrandbruecke, Parkplaetze stehen zur Verfuegung, Buslinien 150 und
250 plus kleiner Fussmarsch). Die NDR Info Moderatoren Regina Koenig und
Ocke Bandixen begruessen als musikalische Gaeste den Gitarristen Roland
Cabezas, die Lars-Luis Linek-Band sowie die Saengerin Marion Welch.

In Hamburg ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich - entweder per Mail
<gruss-an-bord@ndr.de>  oder per Post (Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR Info,
Redaktion "Gruss an Bord", Rothenbaumchaussee 132, 20149 Hamburg).

"Gruss an Bord" war Weihnachten 1953 das erste Mal im Radio zu hoeren.
Es ist damit eine der aeltesten Radio-Sendungen der Welt. Seit nunmehr
63 Jahren koennen Seeleute Weihnachten Gruesse in die Heimat senden.
Und ihre Familien haben die Moeglichkeit, ihren Lieben auf See ein 
frohes Fest und ein gutes neues Jahr zu wuenschen.
(NDR 8. Nov 2016 / RC; via Harald Kuhl-D  DL1ABJ, DXplorer)

HONG KONG   All listed AM stations were confirmed during a visit in early
October 2016.

567  RTHK3 identifying as "Radio 3" in English. Transmitter is at Golden
Hill Sha Tin. At our Sha Tin hotel there was a bad het on the low side of
567 during the day but this was absent at night.

621  RTHK Putonghua Channel from Sha Tin strong. Putonghua is the official
language of China, based on the Beijing Mandarin dialect.

675  RTHK6 aka BBC World Service relay. Unlike Singapore and Auckland
relays, no local identifications are carried. Evening reception at Sha Tin
was only fair due co-channel QRM.

783  RTHK5 strong in Cantonese & Mandarin.

864  AM 8-6-4, vgd w/ English commercial prgms, plus Filipino hrd on
Friday night. Hong Kong Commercial Radio.

1044  Metro Plus in English w/ idents as "AM 10-44" and "The Plus".
Filipino carried in the afternoon.

1584  RTHK3 low-powered relay of 567 barely audible in Hong Kong Central,
about 8km from transmitter site. Was inaudible at Sha Tin.

Numerous other daytime Chinese-language stations were audible during
the day in Hong Kong - the strongest on 702, 756, 927, 981, 1062,
and 1215 kHz.

Thanks to Alan Davies' excellent Asiawaves website, I have determined that
these are from cities in the neighbouring Guangdong Province of China -
Shenzen and Zhuhai are only 17 and 63 km respectively from Hong Kong.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, during tour in Asia to Hong Kong in Oct 2016;
via NZLDXT magazine November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

INDIA   B-16 schedule of AIR in official website.

The B-16 schedule of All India Radio is now available in their official
website as follows:

<http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Profile/Radio%20Network/Pages/default.aspx>

It varies slightly from my monitored info available in
<www.qsl.net/vu2jos>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Nov 3)

AIR External Services latest changes.
0830-1130 Urdu    9950 (ex 9940) kHz.
1215-1315 Burmese 9950 (ex 9940) kHz.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Nov 10)

INDIA   4760  on Oct 31 at 1543 UTC.  Presumed AIR Leh from 1543 UT tune
from Perseus remote site in Eastern Finland with nice S3-4 signal lvl w/
moderate adj channel QRM from Tajik Radio on 4765 kHz. Language and music
type very unlike what is typically hrd from Port Blair. End of Delhi
English news by woman at 1543 UTC, comls at 1545 UTC, into vernacular news
bcst by man with "Pakistan" mentioned often to 1600 UTC when there was a
woman ancr fol by group singing w/ drums and accompaniment from what I
think is a Kashmiri "sor-nai" wind folk instrument (I compared with a
YouTube video of this instrument and the sound was identical). All this
would seem to ID this as Leh. At 1628 UTC there was a woman ancr fol by
carrier off at 1628:15 UTC.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, via DXplorer;
via SWB #1862 magazine Nov 8 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

INDONESIA  stations close to equator origin, not much strong these weeks,
compared to CHN, THA, JPN, KOR etc. bcaster on northern hemisphere.

9525.8915 odd frequency. At 1305 UT on November 5th in English language,
and 1410 UT in Bahasa Indonesian language, VoINS ID heard at 15.13 UT.

Fair S=8-9 signal in Brisbane Australia, New Delhi India,
and at Doha Qatar DRM unit installations.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 5)

IRAN   Neue Frequenzen in B-16 season.
Hoererpostsendung  -  Liebe Hoererfreunde,
vielen Dank fuer die ersten Empfangsberichte von Ihnen. Leider waren
sie ja nicht besonders positiv. Hoffentlich wird es wenigstens bei
der 7425 kHz noch zu einer Verbesserung kommen. Wir bitten um weitere
Meldungen. Vielen Dank.

Aufgrund der schlechten Empfangsbedingungen werden wir am kommenden
Sonntag die Hoererpostsendung der letzten Woche (30.10.) wiederholen
und hoffen, dass diesmal der Empfang besser ist. Wir freuen uns ueber
weitere Rueckmeldungen. Nochmals vielen Dank fuer Ihre Muehen.

Mit besten Gruessen
i.A. vom Team, M. Sheikholeslami, 02.11.2016
(via Paul Gager-AUT, Nov 2)

Re: neue Frequenzen - Hoererpostsendung

Okay Paul, hier einige IRIB Tehran Beobachtungen,
am 3. Nov 2016 am Abend gehoert:

7310 1430 1730 37,38,39    ZAH 500 289   0 145 Arabic   IRN IRB  ARABIC-W
16.55 UTC, S=9+15dB signal strength, in southern Germany.

5925 1550 1720 29S,39N     SIR 500 298 -15 218 Turkish  IRN IRB  TURK-ES
17.00 UTC, S=9+35dB signal strength, POWERHOUSE - in southern Germany.

5945 1620 1720 29SE,39NE,4 SIR 500 320  25 156 Armenian IRN IRB ARMENIA
17.02 UTC, S=9+30dB signal strength, POWERHOUSE - in southern Germany
7290 1620 1720 29SE,39NE,4 SIR 500 320   0 146 Armenian IRN IRB ARMENIA
17.04 UTC, S=9+30dB signal strength, POWERHOUSE - in southern Germany

6025 1720 1820 27,28       SIR 500 313   0 218 Deutsch IRN IRB GERMANY

17.50 UTC, S=9+5dB signal strength, in southern Germany,
a b e r   sehr niedrige Modulation.
Wenig Interferenz von Gleichkanal CNR Lhasa Tibet China.

7425 1720 1820 27,28       SIR 500 320  25 156 Deutsch IRN IRB GERMANY
17.48 UTC, S=9+5dB signal strength, in southern Germany,
a b e r   sehr niedrige Modulation.

6110 1720 1820 28S         SIR 500 300  30 218 Bosnian IRN IRB BOSNIAN
17.55 UTC, S=9+10dB signal strength, in southern Germany, aber
gestoerte Audioleitung vom Tehran Funkhaus ueber den Defekt Sender Sirjan
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 3)

JAPAN   New frequencies for Shiokaze / Sea Breeze via Yamata (Japan) site.

On Oct 30, at 1300 UT, noted 5935 kHz was no longer active, so spent the
next hour looking for their new frequency, but unable to do so. Thanks to
both Hiroshi and Hiroyuki Komatsubara, I now understand why I did not
locate them; extremely poor frequency choice; 1300-1400 UT now 
on 7410 (ex5935) kHz, which has a very strong CRI broadcasting there
during that time period.

Oct 31 tuned in at 1300 UT to 7410 kHz and indeed Shiokaze was there, but
completely unusable reception, as CRI was just too strong. Reception so
poor as to be unable to even guess what language they used; was very hard
to even confirm that it was in fact Shiokaze.

7325 (ex5985) kHz, Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, on Oct 30, at *1405 UT, in
Japanese; clear frequency; carrying the "Furusato No Kaze" ("Wind of
Hometown") program (per Hiroshi). This now closes the window of
opportunity to check for Wantok Radio Light (PNG) reception.

6180  Shiokaze/Sea Breeze, on Oct 31 (Monday), at *1600 UT, in stilted
Chinese; heard immediately after the closing down of the echo jamming of
CNR1 against RTI; almost fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA,
via SWB #1862 magazine Nov 8 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

KOREA REP OF    From Chris Kadlec 1053 kHz Korean Jammer Info and Tower
Photo the following information on the Korean 1053-Jammer was forwarded
from a Facebook post from Chris Kadlec, who is currently visiting South
Korea. The photo of the three towers is posted at

<https://app.box.com/s/10auv1n7zncxdj33fukz5ijnmst19vex>

AM 1053 kHz - Gimpo / Incheon, Korea - 250 kW

G.C. 37 36 25.39 N  126 35 58.83 E

<https://goo.gl/maps/vTe1cWpKKjy>

Here are three of the four towers of AM 1053 kHz, Gimpo, Korea (Seoul /
Incheon metro area). The station's format is a jammer of the siren
variety, on twice a day to block the 1,500 kW Pyongyang Broadcasting
affiliate about 70 miles across the water in Haeju. It's only broadcasting
at 250 kW, but does a good job nevertheless with its partner whirring
jammer (of the beehive type sound) at the Goyang tower site just to the
east and perhaps a third at the Taereung experimental site on the east
side of Seoul (I'll confirm tomorrow as they had been off the air during
past visits).

For those of you who are older, you could probably remember that this site
was once upon a time the KBS Gimpo tower site some years back (one of two,
as it would move from a former site), long off the air along with another
dozen or so affiliates. I'll post more photos from this site as well as
the 18 towers for the 13 local AM/SW stations at the National Intelligence
Service's Goyang site in the coming week in the transmitter group. Because
this site (pictured here) is an NIS site, it's technically a restricted
area, but because the land surrounding it is all under new development,
the biggest problem with photographing it was 10-foot construction walls,
hence my darkened photo since I was unable to get a good view from the
west with the sun shining on them.
(via Gary DeBock-WA-USA, Nov 2, IRCA via dxld)

LATVIA   The Dutch internet Media_Magazine_nl writes that Radio Mi Amigo
International will start using the (empty) 1476 kHz as from November. The
former offshore radiostation, now a radioproject on the Costa Brava, in
Spain, is already hiring airtime in the eveninghours via Radio Merkurs in
Riga - Latvia on 1485 kHz. / 1 Kw. Mainly to reach an audience in
Scandanavia. Novembre is announced as a testperiod. After that a
defenitive broadcasting schedule will come in function. The magazine
writes that also the power of the transmitter will be increased and that
instead of 1485 kHz the neighbouring channel 1476 kHz will come in use.

Radio Mi Amigo International is expending there AM activities! Starting
from Sunday Octobre the 30th. using the shortwave facilities in Kall-
Krekel in the Eifel in Germany.

Until now two hours per weekday, and in the weekend more hours, programs
were broadcasted via 6005, 3985, 7310, and 9560 kHz. New is a 9 hour
programming on 6085 kHz, starting at 9 in the morning until 6 in the
evening.

The 1476 kHz.
I do remember as the channel on which Vienna Bisamberg in Austria earlier
was audible all over Europe. Now the channel is almost empty here around
the North Sea. Picking up now and then signals from the middle-east or
Africa. The 1485 kHz is a very crowded mix of many signals in the dark
hours. Here in Holland (very) low power permissions are given out for this
frequency. I'm really curious or the 1476 kHz from Riga will carry much
more further, and interference free, then the 1485 kHz.

Sources:
<https://mediamagazine.nl/radio-mi-amigo-international-krijgt-eigen-
kortegolfzender/>
and
<http://www.radiomiamigointernational.com/english/news.html>
Best of 73's, Willem Prins - Haren / The Netherlands (29 Oct 2016),
via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #897 Nov 6)

MADAGASCAR   [IRELAND non]   5820,  RTE R. Audio up at 1929:45 UTC as M
gave ID, and program in progress. Break for nice ID/contact info by W at
1945 UT, and continuing program. After changing laptop batteries, checked
this at 1953 UT and had the same program about several elderly ladies who
love to dance as heard yesterday at the same time. Tone again at 1958 UT
and off with out ID. Oct 26.

5820, RTE  R. Easy 100% copy. 1951 UT lounge music with W vocal, couple
people talking together mentioning "Tango", and a Tango for about 30
seconds and then the people continue talking, then Glenn Miller's
"Moonlight Serenade" alternating with one of the ladies telling a story,
but the audio dropped way down.

Then "Who's Taking You Home Tonight" by Vera Lynn was played mixed with
the people talking again. 1956 UT  M program host talk by Mona and Bernie,
and Penny and their lives, cont. Very Lynn [sic]. 1958 UT fanfare,
deadair, tone, and off.
(Dave Valko, Dunlo PA-USA, hcdx via dxld Oct 26 / Nov 3)

MALAYSIA   6050  (Asyik FM) // 9835 kHz (Sarawak FM), at 0946-1027 UT on
Oct 21. Prime Minister Razak speaking before Parliament, to deliver the
2017 budget; mostly in vernacular, but briefly "If you want to reach the
people, educate their children"; his speech was interrupted by the
opposition lawmakers who at one point loudly protested and caused a ruckus
till they finally walked out on the PM's speech; preempted regular
programming; after 1027 UT no longer // ; mostly fair on 9835 kHz, while
6050 kHz was poor. Believe Wai FM (11665 kHz) is currently off the air
(not heard today).

6050  Salam FM, at 1501 UT on Oct 25. Islamic programming (reciting from
the Qur'an, etc.); in vernacular; many singing IDs; 1515 UT ID with
"shortwave" and "FM" frequencies; still on the air at 1530 UT, which is
unusual, as they normally pull the plug shortly after 1500 UT.

Probably stayed on longer than usual due to Asyik FM starting very late
today on 6050 kHZ; Asyik not heard at 1040, 1220, 1234, 1305, nor 1330 UT
(only Tibet heard). Finally at 1444 UT heard Asyik FM with very good
reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld and hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

MOLDOVA  [PRIDNESTROVIE]   621 kHz  Nov 3 from 0400 till 0430 UT 
received Radio 1 - Radio Pridnestrovie on Russian language at a frequency
of 621 kHz from Grigoriopol Maiac site in Pridnestrovie Moldova,
Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr (PRTC).

C 04.00 to 04.15 news, after the music transfer. SINPO: 44444.
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS "deneb-radio-dx" via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #897 Nov 6)

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   5985.00, Myanma R, Yegu - Yangun, at 1234-1255 UT on Wed Oct 19
and 26, language "Lesson 16 and 17, A Presentation, Negotiating" which was
a repeat of the Monday show (heard 1215-1235 UT); strong North Korea
pulsating noise jamming till 1251* UT, which was warming up for Shiokaze;
after jamming off, almost fair; always starts and ends with the same theme
music. As often noted in the past when this was formerly on 9730 kHz, the
Monday show is on the air earlier than the Wed program. (Howard)

Also heard at 1525-1540 UT on Oct 21, Bamar to South East Asia, 1530-1536
UT English news bulletin, from 1536 UT English produced by R Japan NHK.
(Ivanov)

Also heard at 1530 UT on Oct 21, start of their English segment, fairly
clear audio of the theme music and ID, which goes something like:

"Hello listeners. Good evening. Here is our final transmission for today,
radiating on 5985 kHz, 50.13 meters, 576 kHz, 520 meters and 594 kHz,
505 meters. Now we start with the news", fairly well. (Howard)

Also heard at 2320-2335 UT on Oct 27, Bamar songs, ann, 2327 UT morning
gymnastics to piano, 2330 UT Bamar pop song and talk, 35333. (Petersen)

7200, Myanma R, Yegu, 1300-1350 UT on Oct 20, at 1300 UT both RTI and CNR1
jamming went off the air after the time pips, expected to hear Myanmar,
but not on the air, but heard at 1421 UT with fair-good reception.
(Howard)
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

MYANMAR   5914.990  MRMS Naypyidaw as S=8 signal heard on remote SDR
in New Delhi India, at 1315 UT on Nov 2nd.

Co-channel CRI Russian sce from Huhhot relay on even 5915 kHz.

5985 even fq MRMS Myanmar Radio, from Yegu - Yangoon, much stronger
S=9+15dB, Burmese songs, lady singer, pop mx, at 1320 UT on Nov 2nd.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

MYANMAR   5915, Myanmar Radio, at 1317 UT on Nov 7 found a rare occasion
with Myanmar actually stronger than the normally stronger CRI (Russian).
Must be due to propagation.

5985  Myanmar Radio, on Nov 7 with a series of false starts (briefly on
and then off the air), *1123-1124*, *1126-1127*, *1128-1129* UT and
finally back on to stay at *1129 UT; usual singing ID jingle with three
frequencies at 1130 UT (Myanmar local ToH); all in vernacular till 1215 UT
"English for Business," "Lesson 19, Negotiating"

(full transcript at  <http://goo.gl/HSoH47>

with the start of their 20 minute Monday edition of Radio Australia's
language lesson in English and Burmese, with a business dialog in English.
This program will be repeated again this Wednesday (Nov 9), but at a
slightly later time, between 1230-1300 UT.

7200 [non-log], Myanmar Radio, recently have found them not here after
1300 UT, per their past observed schedule; at 1300 UT the PRC jamming of
Taiwan (RTI) ends. Change in the Myanmar schedule? Noted so today (Nov 7).
BTW - Before 1300 UT today, heard Firedragon (music jamming) here, as well
as the usual CNR1 jamming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

NEPAL   Radio Nepal Orders GatesAir Transmitters.

A dozen GatesAir's Flexiva FAX air-cooled transmitters are on their way to
Nepal, according to an announcement from the company. The transmitters
were acquired by state-owned broadcaster Radio Nepal.

The Flexiva transmitters will be installed at the Radio Nepal, Singh
Durbar, Kathmandu transmission site. They will offer power levels
up to 2 kW for coverage across Nepal. The contract for these transmitters
includes turnkey equipment, installation and commissioning services.

Radio Nepal is expected to go on-air with the transmitters some time in
November.
(Radio_World, Nov 2, via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng, mwdx Nov 8)

NEW ZEALAND   Radio New Zealand International in B-16 season -
hot off the press from Adrian Sainsbury.

Time       Freq Mode NZ Days Primary Target
UTC         kHz
1259-1650  9700 AM  Daily    Pacific

1651-1745  7330 DRM Mon-Sat  Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa
1746-1950 11690 DRM Mon-Sat  Pacific
1950-2050 15720 DRM Mon-Sat  Pacific

2051-2258 15720 AM  Daily    Pacific
2259-0258 17675 AM  Daily    Pacific
0259-0458 15720 AM  Daily    Pacific
0459-0758 11725 AM  Daily    Pacific
0759-1058  9765 AM  Daily    Pacific
1059-1258 11610 AM  Daily    NW Pacific, PNG

Time       Freq Mode NZ Days Primary Target
UTC         kHz
1259-1650  9700 AM  Sunday   Pacific
1651-1758  9700 AM  Sunday   Pacific
1759-1958 11725 AM  Sunday   Pacific
1959-2258 15720 AM  Sunday   Pacific
2259-0258 17675 AM  Sunday   Pacific
0259-0458 15720 AM  Sunday   Pacific
0459-0758 11725 AM  Sunday   Pacific
0759-1058  9765 AM  Sunday   Pacific
1059-1258 11610 AM  Sunday   NW Pacific, PNG
(NZLDXT magazine, November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Nov 10)

NICARAGUA   800  Radio 800, Managua. At 1038 UT on 3 October, classical
instrumental segued to "Creo en Dios" by Tony Croatto, then live male ID,
"50,000 watts de potencia ... buenos dias, buenos dias, buenos dias."

Sounding very much like a sign-on though not listed as so in this hour.
Able to hear // web stream, the best and safest is:
<http://es.streema.com/radios/Radio_800_AM_Managua>
(Terry Krueger-FL-USA, via dxld,
via NZLDXT magazine November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

PAKISTAN    Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Khurshid Malik has directed
engineering wing to accelerate work on installation of transmitters.

Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Khurshid Malik has
directed engineering wing to accelerate work on installation of
transmitters in different parts of the country to make signals of
transmission stronger and clearer.

Chairing a meeting at National Broadcasting House on Thursday, he said
role of Radio Pakistan has become all the more important in prevailing
regional environment.

Besides further improvement in contents, there is dire need to make
signals stronger to extend reach of Radio Pakistan.

He asked the Engineering Wing to speed up work on installation of 100 kW
short wave transmitter in Landhi, Karachi and 100 kW medium wave
transmitter in Larkana* and complete these projects at the earliest.
{tall mast seen on G.E. image of Dec 2006.
Larkana 1305 kHz 10 kW  G.C. 27 33 54.33 N  68 11 56.48 E}

It was also decided on the direction of Director General to enhance
operating power of 100 kW medium wave transmitter in Multan to extend
coverage in Southern Punjab with immediate effect.

100 kW transmitters in Lahore, Quetta, and Mirpur will also be run on
optimum level in order to counter cross-border propaganda.

Pace of work on installation of FM transmitters for Sautul Quran Channel
in Multan, Bannu, Gwadar, Sibbi, Gilgit, and Skardu is also being
accelerated for early transmission.

Old FM-101 transmitter installed at Kalar Kahar is being replaced by new
one for effective transmission on motorway.

Besides, a new transmitter is being installed at Thandiani in Abbottabad
for effective coverage of Hazara Division and CPEC route.

Meanwhile, during a visit to News and Current Affairs Channel, the
Director General said main focus should be on bringing further improvement
in the contents of the programs. He also emphasized the need for maximum
resource sharing amongst different wings of the national broadcaster.

Khurshid Malik said his priority will be on resource generation for the
organization.

On the occasion, Director of News Rao Sadiq Ali and Controller Current
Affairs Javed Khan Jadoon gave briefing to him about different programs of
the current affairs channel.

While sharing his vision.

<http://www.radio.gov.pk/03-Nov-2016/dg-pbc-directs-acceleration-on-
installation-of-transmitters-to-enhance-transmission-capacity>

(Radio Pakistan, 3 Nov 2016; via Mike Terry-UK, dxld mwdx BrDXC-UK ng)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260, NBC Madang, Madang, at 1144-1207v* UT on Oct 25
and 26, DJ in Tok Pisin, playing pop Pacific Islands music, religious song
at 1158 UT, in Tok Pisin with "hallelujah, hallelujah", "News in Brief,"
along with weather forecast (showers and thunder showers), suddenly off.
(Howard)

3275, NBC Southern Highlands, Mendi (presumed), at 1203-1223 UT on Oct 25,
decent level open carrier, but no audio heard. (Howard)

3325, NBC Bougainville, Kubu, at 1133-1202* UT on Oct 26, special program
which preempted regular shows, farewell speech by an Australian
(official?) who was returning home, thanked many people, mentioned
Australian government support, alliance for peace and prosperity, "Thank
you for your hospitality", thanks given to the organizers of the event and
a prayer given; another speech in English by a young woman, 1157 UT into
Tok Pisin and mentioned "5:30 AM tomorrow morning"; unable to make just
who was giving the speech, but he must have been an important official;
off the air just after "NBC Bougainville" ID, light QRM from RRI
Palangkaraya. (Howard)
(via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

PERU   5980  on Oct 29 at 0100 UT, JBA carrier from R. Chaski,
until autocutoff at 0103:04* UT, which is 24.5 seconds later than
last check 4 nights before, Oct 25 until 0102:39.5* UT, averaging 
6.1 seconds later.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 3)

PERU   5024.891  R. Quillabamba Found Rebelde was off this evening and was
getting an alternating M and W already at around 2220 UT, pres. nx pgm.
The same lady hosted camposino mx pgm after 2230 UT w/ments of Provinica,
camposina, Quillabamba, and Peru. Improved towards ToH. Canned ID/promo by
W at 2301 UT, then another w/flute mx, live W anncr again w/intro ID and
ment of pgm "Comunicadades Cristianas Campesinas, then said pgm to
2330 UT. Mx briefly, then ID/intro by M w/singing by lady briefly
and next pgm of prayers and Rosary by group of girls.

0001 UT girls were cut off for ID/outro similar to the intro. 0002 UT nice
canned anmnt by alternating 2 men with 4 IDs by the deep-voiced M. Tlk by
live M starting w/TC, then nice canned ID/promo by W at 0004 UT followed
by another canned anmnt. Signal dropped off a bit towards s/off. 0159 UT
canned complete ID anmnt by alternating M and W, same as at morning s/on,
starting with the bombastic orchestral mx and pleasant "giddyup llama"
Andean melody, along w/calls and freqs given. One final canned anmnt by M
ending w/mx to 0201 UT, and plug pulled at 0202:18 UT. No NA at s/off.
Not a great signal but readable and nice to hear them in the clear w/out
Rebelde all evening.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Nov 4-5)

ROMANIA   History, Nov 1st, Romania's Radio became 88 years now.
Rumaenischer Rundfunk wird 88 Jahre.

Image slide show
<http://www.rri.ro/de_de/zur_geschichte_des_rumaenischen_rundfunks_von_den
_rohren_ins_digitale_zeitalter-2554930>

mit Fotostrecke: Radio-Geschichte in Bildern

Am 1. November 2016 wird der Rumaenischer Rundfunk 88 Jahre alt.
Mit der Technik der jeweiligen Epoche ausgeruestet, war das Radio stets
ein wichtiger Zeitzeuge.
(via A-DX ng, Nov 1)

ROMANIA   9610, on Oct 30 at 1309 UT, language lessons with phrases
repeated, 1312 UT ID "Saut Romani", so RRI as now scheduled 1300-1330 UT
in Arabic, 300 kW, 142 degrees from Tsiganeshti. Wonder if it's long-path,
as Europe by short is not to be expected at this time.

Also happen across another Arabic frequency just before 1327* UT with IS,
11945 kHz, which is 300 kW, 140 degrees from Galbeni.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 3)

ROMANIA   7315 at 0000 UT.

Bad collision between RRI/RRO Romania and WHRI during this hour. In HFCC
list Romania is scheduled to be on 7335 kHz, the Spanish web site of
Romania says there on 7315 kHz.
(Peter W Hansen, dxld Nov 3)

Re: 7315 kHz at 0000 UT, maybe an keyboard glitch at the bcast center ?

see B-16 RRI Bucharest request file, N DRM mode.

 5910 0100 0300 8    TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1236
 5910 1900 2000 28NW TIG 300 307 205 1234567 D Deu RRO ROU 13005
 5935 1700 1800 27SE TIG  90 292 205 1234567 N Fra RRO ROU 11083
 5935 1800 1900 27N  TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU 13009
 5940 0530 0600 29   TIG  90 37  205 1234567 N Rus RRO ROU 11084
 5955 1500 1530 28SW TIG 100 270 812 1234567 D Ita RRO ROU  1245
 5955 1530 1600 28SE TIG 100 210 812 1234567 D Rup RRO ROU  1246
 5955 1600 1630 29SW TIG 100 30  812 1234567 D Ukr RRO ROU  1247
 5955 1630 1700 28SW TIG 100 270 812 1234567 D Srp RRO ROU  1248
 5955 1700 1730 28SW TIG 100 270 812 1234567 D Ita RRO ROU  1249
 5955 1730 1800 28SE TIG 100 210 812 1234567 D Rup RRO ROU  1250
 5955 1800 1830 29SW TIG  75 30  812 1234567 D Ukr RRO ROU 13011
 5955 1830 1900 28SW TIG  75 270 812 1234567 D Srp RRO ROU 13012
 5955 1900 1930 28SW TIG  40 270 812 1234567 N Ita RRO ROU 13013
 5955 1930 2000 28SE TIG 100 210 812 1234567 D Rup RRO ROU 13014
 5960 0100 0200 8    GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU 13006
 5960 0200 0300 4,8  GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU 13007
 5990 1800 2100 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1252
 6015 2300 2400 27N  GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1255
 6020 0400 0500 6    GAL 300 320 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1256
 6030 1600 1630 29   TIG  90 37  205 1234567 N Rus RRO ROU 11086
 6030 2000 2030 29SW TIG 100 30  812 1234567 D Ukr RRO ROU  1258
 6030 2030 2100 28SW TIG 100 270 812 1234567 D Srp RRO ROU  1259
 6030 2100 2130 27SE GAL  90 285 206 1234567 N Fra RRO ROU 11087
 6030 2130 2200 27N  GAL  90 300 206 1234567 N Eng RRO ROU 11088
 6040 0600 0630 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 N Fra RRO ROU  1262
 6040 1500 1600 28NW TIG 300 307 205 1234567 D Deu RRO ROU  1263
 6145 0500 0600 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1267
 6170 2130 2200 8    TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1268
 7220 0500 0600 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1269
 7220 2300 2400 27N  GAL 300 300 206 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1270
 7230 1700 1800 27SE TIG 300 292 205 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  7309
 7235 2000 2100 27S  TIG 300 277 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  1271
 7310 2130 2200 8    TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1272
 7325 0100 0200 8    GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1275
 7325 2300 2400 45   TIG 300 52  288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  7310
 7330 0530 0600 29   TIG 300 37  205 1234567 D Rus RRO ROU  7342
 7330 1500 1600 28NW TIG 300 307 205 1234567 D Deu RRO ROU  1276
 7335 0000 0100 12NE GAL 300 280 286 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  1277
 7340 0100 0300 8    TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1279
 7340 0400 0500 6    GAL 300 337 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1280
 7345 0300 0400 10   GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  1281
 7345 0630 0700 27N  TIG 300 307 288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1282
 7345 0700 0730 28NW TIG 300 307 205 1234567 D Deu RRO ROU  1283
 7350 1800 1900 27N  TIG 300 307 205 1234567 N Eng RRO ROU  1284
 7360 0600 0630 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1285
 7375 1700 1800 39NW GAL 300 140 286 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  2581
 7375 1800 2100 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1287
 7375 2100 2130 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1288
 7375 2130 2200 27N  GAL 300 290 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1289
 7410 0200 0300 4,8  GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU 12039
 7425 1900 2000 28NW TIG  90 307 205 1234567 N Deu RRO ROU 13008
 9480 0300 0400 10   GAL 300 310 286 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7343
 9585 1630 1700 39NW TIG 300 142 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU 12003
 9610 0000 0100 12NE GAL 300 280 286 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU 12002
 9610 0730 0800 37   GAL 300 245 286 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  7344
 9610 1300 1330 39NW TIG 300 142 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  7345
 9610 1330 1400 43,44TIG 300 67  288 1234567 D Zho RRO ROU  7346
 9610 1630 1700 37   GAL 300 245 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  7347
 9610 2000 2100 37NW TIG 300 277 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7348
 9620 2300 2400 45   TIG 300 52  288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1298
 9770 0600 0630 46   TIG 300 217 288 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1302
 9770 0630 0700 27N  GAL  90 300 206 1234567 N Eng RRO ROU 11090
 9770 0700 0730 28NW TIG 300 307 205 1234567 N Deu RRO ROU  7305
 9790 1700 1800 39NW GAL 300 140 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  2582
 9800 1600 1630 29   TIG 300 37  205 1234567 D Rus RRO ROU  1304
 9880 1300 1400 28N  TIG 100 300 812 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1305
 9880 1400 1500 31S  TIG 300 52  288 1234567 D Rus RRO ROU  1306
11660 0730 0800 37   GAL 300 247 286 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1307
11760 1630 1700 39NW TIG 300 142 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1308
11790 0400 0500 41   GAL 300 100 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU 12040
11790 0600 0630 46   TIG 300 217 288 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1310
11800 0000 0100 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7349
11800 0300 0400 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7350
11800 2200 2300 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7351
11825 1330 1400 43,44TIG 300 67  288 1234567 D Zho RRO ROU 10082
11945 1300 1330 39NW GAL 300 140 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1312
11975 1400 1600 27SE GAL 300 290 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1313
11975 1630 1700 37   GAL 300 245 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1314
11985 1400 1500 31S  TIG 300 52  288 1234567 D Rus RRO ROU  1315
13580 1200 1300 27N  TIG 300 307 205 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1316
13730 0000 0100 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7352
13730 0300 0400 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7353
13730 0400 0500 41   TIG  90 97  288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU 12041
13730 0500 0530 43,44TIG  90 67  288 1234567 N Zho RRO ROU 11092
13730 2200 2300 14   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Spa RRO ROU  7355
15150 1200 1300 48   GAL 300 165 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1320
15220 0500 0530 43,44TIG 300 67  288 1234567 D Zho RRO ROU  1323
15255 1100 1200 27SE GAL 300 285 286 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1324
15260 1000 1100 27SE GAL 300 285 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1325
15310 1400 1600 27SE GAL 300 285 206 1234567 D Ron RRO ROU  1844
15330 0730 0800 39NW TIG 300 142 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1326
15370 0800 0900 39NW TIG 300 142 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1327
15380 0900 1000 38E  GAL 300 175 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1328
15400 1300 1330 37   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1329
15430 0800 0900 40W  GAL 300 110 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1330
15430 0900 1000 39S  TIG 300 142 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1331
15430 1000 1100 37   TIG 300 247 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  7306
15430 1100 1200 27SE TIG 300 292 288 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  7307
15450 0630 0700 55,58TIG  90 97  288 1234567 N Eng RRO ROU 11093
15460 1200 1300 27N  TIG  90 307 288 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU 11094
15460 1300 1330 37   GAL 300 245 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1333
17640 1000 1100 37   TIG 300 247 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1335
17640 1100 1200 37   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1336
17745 0900 1000 38E  GAL 300 175 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1337
17765 1200 1300 48   GAL 300 165 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1338
17775 0900 1000 39S  TIG 300 142 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1339
17780 0630 0700 55,58GAL 300 100 286 1234567 D Eng RRO ROU  1340
17810 0730 0800 39NW TIG 300 142 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1341
17810 1300 1330 37   TIG 300 247 288 1234567 D Ara RRO ROU  1342
17850 0800 0900 40W  GAL 300 110 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1343
17860 0800 0900 39NW TIG 300 142 288 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1344
17870 1000 1100 27SE GAL 300 285 286 7       D Ron RRO ROU  1345
17870 1100 1200 27SE GAL 300 285 286 1234567 D Fra RRO ROU  1346

RUSSIA   7245, "Ovozi Tojik", at 0930-1000 UT on Oct 23, hosted Radio
"Ovozi Tojik" - "The Voice Tajiks" in Russian, 25332. Weak signal but the
details of the program were distinguishable for the report collected.
(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia in "deneb-radio-dx"
via RUS-DX #896, Oct 30;
via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

RUSSIA   [and others Alaska etc.]   Radar Russo 2017

A Gennaio 2017 entra in funzione questo nuovo radar russo ...
Sara un ottimo test per ricevitori e antenne.
GOOD LUK!!

<http://qrznow.com/new-russian-arctic-over-the-horizon-radars-set-for-
2017-startup/>

(Ivan Guerini-ITA, bclnews.it Nov 9)

SAO TOME   IBB/BBG  VOA Sao Tome 1530 kHz mast tower collapsed.

The northeast tower of the 600 kW Sao Tome 1530 kHz IBB/BBG medium wave
relay has collapsed. The station is now operating non-direxionally on the
remaining tower. The pattern was a wide-spaced two-tower array, with two
major lobes, one more or less northerly, the other northeastward. So it is
not clear whether this would diminish or increase its signal toward North
America, where it has occasionally been DXed, around sign-on *0258 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / mwcircle Nov 4)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020  Wantok FM relay, Honiara, at 1217-1302* UT on
Oct 21, yet another extended broadcast; pops songs, Wantok FM IDs (very
different format than the SIBC extended broadcast of only Public Service
Anns, commercial anns and no IDs); audio ended at 1302 UT, but open
carrier with decent strength was noted past 1337 UT. Also heard SIBC at
1201-1252 UT, Sun Oct 30, end of the National Anthem, one minute of dead
air (open carrier), 1202 UT start of the usual Sunday non-stop religious
songs in English; later noted 1505* UT, suddenly going off the air in mid-
song, never any IDs, so not a Wantok FM relay, but a longer than usual
extended SIBC broadcast; mostly poor. Also heard on Mon Oct 31 at
1254-past 1416 UT, pop hit songs, frequent IDs ("This is Wantok FM 96.3.
Good times, great music"); poor. (Howard)

9545, SIBC, Honiara, at 0501-0515* UT on Oct 24, the usual ABC (Australia)
news in English, slowly improving signal, off in mid-sentence. (Howard)
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

SOMALIA   13800  Puntland R. Definite M anncr cutting away for M yelling
briefly at 1341 UT, then more tlk, same as hrd on the Twente web rx.
1347 UT into HoA mx. 1351 UT people shouting in unison, then more mx.
Fady and difficult and never really got any better by the time presumed
Tamazu came on at 1430 UT.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via hcdx / dxld Nov 5)

Puntland is also listed by WRTH as 10 kW on AM + USB. If one can get a
sufficient signal before 1428 UT, Puntland should be lacking LSB, and if
still hearing 13800 kHz after 1428 UT, a station with both USB and LSB
would be Nauen, further confirmable by // 15550 kHz if that is
propagating. PNW is finished at 1627 UT, but Puntland manager says his
station stops at 1600 UT. Surely it's blasted away anyway in NE Africa by
co-channel PNW stations for those two hours.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 8)

The R. Puntland manager seems to be a funny guy. Any of the times for
13800 kHz given (0330-0600, 1000-1600 UT) are far away from reality. I
often heard it signing ON not long after 0600 UT, and off at completely
irregular times, but usually long before 1600 UT. If on air early, there
is likely to be a break for some hours in-between. Currently, Nov. 9, it
was on at 0655 UT, but now at 0703 UT it's gone. Lacking LSB, as usual.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Nov 9)

SOMALIA   Radio Puntland One has verified Timm Breyel of Kuala Lumpur and
has sent the following message: Puntland Radio One is back on air. In the
course of correspondence Mr Jamal, Director General of Puntland TV/Radio,
Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, informed Timm that their transmitter had been
"off and not working" due to "Technical problem" for much of 2015 up until
July 2016. He further requested that Timm listens to their transmission on
13.800 kHz.

Mr. Jamal stated their transmission time is "from 6:30am to 9:00am East
Africa Time (03.30 till 06.00 UTC) and from 1:00PM to 7:00PM East Africa
Time (10.00 till 16.00 UTC)."
It should be audible in New Zealand at the later time. (Chief Editor).

EXCELLENT images of Radio Puntland 1 antenna and TV satellite receiving
dishes
c/o Mr Jamal (above), on page 24 in NZLDXT magazine November, wb.
(Timm Breyel-K-L-MLA, NZLDXT magazine November via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

SOMALIA   13800  on Nov 5 at 1341 UT. Puntland R. Definite M anncr cutting
away for M yelling briefly at 1341 UT, then more tlk, same as hrd on the
Twente web rx. 1347 UT into HoA mx. 1351 UT people shouting in unison,
then more mx. Fady and difficult and never really got any better by the
time presumed Tamazu came on at 1430 UT.
(Dave Valko, Dunlo PA-USA,
via SWB #1862 magazine Nov 8 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

SWAZILAND   4760, TWR, Mpangela Ranch, at 1507-1509 UT on Oct 21, mostly
fair via long path; contact info in English (e-mail) and also website to
download today's program, with a Johannesburg address given; 1509 UT into
program in African language. AIR Port Blair continues to be off the air
here (thanks to
Jose Jacob [India] for first reporting their absence back on Oct 12).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA; via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 Nov 2)

SWEDEN   Obituary One of Sweden's most famous DX-ers passed away on
October 20, 2016: Bjoern Fransson, who lived with his DX-shack in Visby on
the island of Gotland. He began DX-ing in 1957 and has been a regular
listener since then, concentrating on domestic stations, particularly
African, and hobby-pirates on short- and mediumwaves. He became an active
member in the DX-Alliance and wrote regular articles in Eter-Aktuelt,
later DX-Aktuellt.

He also joined the Shortwave Bulletin, Arctic Radio Club, DXLD and
in 1982 the DSWCI as member no. 2248. It is just one month ago, since
Bjoern sent me a message, saying that he was dying by incurable cancer
and cancelled further DX-Windows. I thanked him for many years of good
cooperation. We all remember his ending of articles -
"73 from Bjoern Fransson, DXing on the island of Gotland, Sweden" - RIP
(Anker Petersen-DEN, DSWCI DXW Nov 2 via dxld Nov 3)

TANZANIA   Urgent help with listening to 1377 kHz at 0107 UT.

Can someone in Europe have a listen to 1377 kHz for me. I'm at a
DXpedition on PEI in Canada and have been listening to 1377 kHz with a lot
of hip hop music, Rap, etc, but no IDs. I strongly suggest this is RFA
Tanzania, but a DXer located in Europe should be able to confirm. Thanks!
(Walt Salmaniw-CAN, perseus_SDR yg Nov 8)

Did you check the exact frequency for it?
I don't have hip hop here in Finland in my 0100 UT clip. I have Iran
talking on 1376.96 kHz and possibly another Iranian with Koran recitation
on 1377.01 kHz.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, perseus_SDR yg Nov 8)

acc Herman Boel list at
<http://www.hermanboel.eu/en-emwg-mw2.htm>

Measured 1377.0035 kHz at 1400 UT, S=9+35dB on remote GB Perseus unit.
GB - Asian Sound Radio, Ashton Moss (East Lancashire)
(0.08 kW) - 24 hrs // 963 kHz; music, news and information for the Asian
community.

And noted a lot of peaks on various remote units in GB, central Sweden,
Mauno's remote place, Italy, Kiev Ukraine, Doha Qatar, and New Delhi India
too.

One is very unstable in fq:
1376.965 some 4 Hertz up and down, to 1376.969 kHz.

Others observed on 1376.977, 1376.997, 1376.999, 1377.008, 1377.017,
and 1377.050 kHz.

At 1440 UT in Sweden noted a like garden fence chain of 12 / 13 Hertz
peaks apart distance visible on:

on 1376.950, 1376.938, 1376.925, 1376.912, 1376.900, 1376.887, 1376.875,
1376.862, and 1376.849 kHz.  wb df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 8)

TAJIKISTAN   11507  kHz Voice of Tibet via Dushanbe relay, noted 11 kHz
wide signal at S=9+15dB at 1345 UT on Nov 10th.
No China mainland jamming could be observed on adjacent channels.
1330-1400 UT 11507 kHz  DB 100 kW  131 deg to CeASia in Tibetan.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10)

UNIDENTIFIED   Log unid 9615 kHz bcast ?
just a tiny signal on a few European SDRs:
9615 ...-1604* UT, Nov. 6
9615 ...-1557* UT, Nov. 7

KNLS listed until 1500 UT, nobody else. Strong sideband QRM, but a female
voice und some bits of music noted. Not much at all ... Possibly
modulation is a bit weakish, but generally the signal isn't that strong.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxl Nov 7)

Re: Log unid 9615 kHz.
In HFCC B-16 schedule an Indonesian bcaster noted on 9615 kHz,

like SMD Samarinda INS
00 28 05.0 S  117 00 33.0 E
or
117.1906527682556 E  0.5485089422235638 S

of 9 April 2002 year, I have in G.E. a locator entry advice
to MW 1215 kHz;  SW 3295 6135 kHz

WRTH 2016 mentions MW 1215 kHz 10 kW.

<https://goo.gl/maps/j5Dzk2HSP252>

and another mast visible some kilometers away.

<https://goo.gl/maps/ScN3n5L4rqs>

1557 / 1604 UTC would fit with schedule night switch-off in Kalimantan ?
(wb  df5sx, dxld / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 7)

U.K.   BBC MONITORING SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY GOVERNMENT - MPs

<http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/bbc-monitoring-should-be-paid-for-by-
government-mps-11364108889810>

The Government is being urged by MPs to take back responsibility for
funding BBC Monitoring - which translates and analyses news and
information from around the world - to stave off planned cutbacks.

The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said the service - originally
founded in 1939 to monitor Second World War propaganda - was one of the
Foreign Office's "key sources of information" and should be paid for by
the taxpayer.

Under the terms of agreement announced in then chancellor George Osborne's
2010 spending review, responsibility for funding Monitoring passed from
the Government to the BBC in 2013.

However a -L-4 million shortfall in the finances means it is now facing
the loss of 96 staff with the closure of 40% of its posts in the UK and
20% of those abroad.

The committee said the transfer of responsibility for funding the service
had been taken for "presentational" reasons and should be reversed.

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office needs to be the eyes and ears of the
UK abroad, picking up signals and undercurrents which help to indicate
where the tide is flowing, spotting where threats to the UK's security and
other interests may surface, and helping to form policy on how the UK
should handle those threats.

"BBC Monitoring is one of its key sources of information," it said.

"The taxpayer is the main beneficiary of BBC Monitoring's work, not the
licence fee payer; and logically the taxpayer should fund it.

"There is no good reason why the Government should expect to have the
benefit of a product which is key to policy-making without providing
funding for it."

The BBC said it welcomed the committee's support for the work of BBC
Monitoring and was "confident" it would continue to meet the Government's
needs after the service's restructuring.

"We will continue to honour the licence fee agreement from 2010. However,
if the UK Government decided there would benefits in offering additional
direct funding to BBC Monitoring, we would be happy to consider this,"
a BBC spokeswoman said.

via_Press_Association, 29 Oct
(via Mike Cooper-UK, dxld Nov 3)

USA   12105, Oct 31 at 2008 UT, WTWW-3 at S=9+30dB, back on with Bibling
Worldwide in Brazuguese. Had not been heard at misc. chex for more than a
week.
At 0119 UT on Nov 1, 12105 kHz still on at S9 but dead air, typical.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 3)

USA   15555  WJHR, Milton FL (presumed); at 1602 UT on Monday 30-Oct;
English huxter explaining the differences between armadillos & possums.
(I have no doubt this was relevant...to something) S9.
(Harold Frodge-MI-USA, dxld Nov 3)

USA   7490.025  WBCQ signal string observed at 0154 UT, here in southern
Germany, and US stn

7504.004  tentat. WRNO carrier, but heavy heterodyne whistle tone by QRM
station co-channel AIR Nepalese service on 7505.002 kHz from Delhi site?
At 0150 UT on Nov 10, when checked the Unknown stn 7488 kHz channel.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 10)

USA   [to UGANDA]  15240, Sat Oct 29 at 1608 UT, since I have UniTwente
SDR up, check for R. Munansi via WWRB: yes, hilife music but very poor.
Then checking 15240 kHz on my own receiver at 1609 UT: same music and
merely poor. Presumably will get down to anti-Museveni business by
1700 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 3)

USA   The B16 HF broadcasting season began on 30 October.
Many shortwave broadcast frequencies were changed on that date.

The only change for VOA Radiogram is the Saturday 0930-1000 UTC broadcast
which will be on new 5865 kHz as of Saturday, 5 November.

This transmission is usually heard in Australia and New Zealand and
sometimes in parts of Asia. And listeners in Europe should be on the
lookout for this 5865 kHz as the hours of darkness increase in the
northern hemisphere. All other VOA Radiogram frequencies are the same:
see the transmission schedule below.

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):

Sat 0930-1000  5865 kHz  (new frequency)
Sat 1600-1630 17580 kHz
Sun 0230-0300  5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz (with switch to standard time, one hour earlier by
local time in most of North America)

All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in Greenville, North
Carolina.
(VOA Radiogram Nov 4, via Roger Thauer-D, DX-A ng Nov 4)

VANUATU   7260 (slightly on the low side), R Vanuatu, Emten Lagoon, at
1205-1305 UT on Oct 22, religious program in vernacular, along with some
religious songs, into program of non-stop pop songs (Elton John with "Can
You Feel the Love Tonight"), 1304 UT drums and conch shell horn before the
news, some China QRM.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA; via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 Nov 2)

ZAMBIA   VOH - Africa Transmitter Down.

One of the Voice of Hope - Africa transmitters in Zambia, the one being
used on 11680 / 13680 kHz to West Africa, has been down since Monday this
week due to a failed part. Repairs are being made, but those frequencies
may not be heard for a few days.

The other transmitter on 9680 kHz is unaffected, and our webstreams (both
Africa and Americas / KVOH) are now available on TuneIn as well as on
Internet radios that use the Reciva aggregation system.

You may share with DXLD if you wish.

(Ray Robinson, VOH, Nov 3, dxld)

exCVC Lusaka Makeni ranch on SW 4965 6065 9430 9505 13590 13650 kHz.
now VOH 9680, 11680, 13680 kHz.
G.C.  15 32 18.89 S  28 00 09.83 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/ji8sqeWnS5D2>

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

Walter Salmaniw on Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island,- near
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia-CAN, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
(DXplorer Nov 7)

ARMENIA 6145, 2025-, Golden 80s Revival Nov 6 Very good to excellent
signals with this one-off program beamed to Europe. ID and contact details
given. Perhaps a wee bit overmodulated.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

BENIN 1566, 2208-, TWR Africa Nov 6 Up to very good reception of TWR
Africa in French with IDs and postal address at 22:09. Then an interesting
sounding IS twice (not the usual TWR), and into an English ID as TWR
Benin. Rapidly faded down into oblivion.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

ERITREA 845, 0318-, Dimtsi Hafash 2 Nov 7 A very nice dawn enhancement
noted over east Africa with typical Horn of Africa music. Not as strong as
Sudan on 765 (and 1296) but still very listenable.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

GIBRALTAR 1458, 2355-, Radio Gibraltar Nov 5 Very nice reception, and //
to their internet feed, but of course, fading down and now cochannel to
several other stations. Time check for 12:00 in English, so likely a UK
station. But came back with a nice 'Radio Gibralatar' jingle ID at 00:02.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

GREENLAND 720, 0440-, KNR Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa Nov 7 Excellent
reception in Greenlandic. Almost sounded a bit like south Pacific islands
music for a bit! Parallel to their internet feed found at:

<http://tunein.com/radio/Kalaallit-Nunaata-Radioa-720-s102522/>

A little later, was replaced by the BBCWS, likely from Lisnagarvery with
listed 10 kW. Latter at fair/good level.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

MAURITANIA 783, 0458-, Radio Mauritanie Nov 7 Very strong reception with
presumed call to Prayer. Parallel to on-line feed on

<http://www.radiomauritanie.mr/>

Nothing at the TOH, just continued with same.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

SUDAN 765, 0310-, SRTC Sudan Radio Nov 7 Very good reception and // to
1296 during local dawn enhancement. Very nice! Horn of Africa type of
chanting. Faded down within a few minutes.
(Salmaniw, Murray Harbour PEI  CAN)

TANZANIA 1377, 2331-, Radio Free Africa Nov 5 Excellent reception with a
call in show with many mentions of the phone number, hip hop music,
Radio Free Africa and RFA IDs. All this using Nick Hall-Patches DKAZ 
aimed 60 degrees. Incredible reception. Lots of English, but with
presumed Swahili otherwise?.

(Walter Salmaniw on Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island,- near
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia-CAN, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon,
DXplorer Nov 7)

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

World DAB - Highlights - DAB's Progress

As the clock continues to tick down to the 2016 edition of WorldDAB's
General Assembly in Vienna, the organization's president Patrick Hannon is
taking a look back at three of the goals that were set forth at last
year's meeting. Hoping to accelerate DAB adoption, Hannon chose to focus
on three areas: international development, DAB in cars, and European
support.

A number of countries have made the move to DAB over the last year,
including several in the last month, per Hannon. Slovenia began its DAB
services recently and Latvia issued a new DAB+ trial start; Belgium is
also working toward a "federal" DAB+ launch, with an eye toward 2018.
Meanwhile, Norway is at the front of the pack, as it is expected to start
switching off FM in less than 90 days.

While new official figures on automotive adoption are expected soon,
WorldDAB's Automotive User Experience Group that was set up earlier this
year has had a positive impact, Hannon explains in his statement. In the
United Kingdom, 86 percent of new cars now come with DAB as standard, and
many other countries are yielding similar results.

European governments are also lending their support for DAB, he
highlighted. Germany is making a push that new radio receivers with a
display should be required to have both FM and digital capability. Similar
regulations are being pushed for in the Netherlands and Italy. Meanwhile
in France, a law is already in place that requires receivers to have
digital capability once digital radio coverage exceeds 20 percent of the
population, which WorldDAB expects to occur next year. WorldDAB is now
seeking similar support from the European Commission.

The WorldDAB General Assembly is scheduled to take place
from Nov. 9-10 in Vienna.

WorldDAB Highlights DAB's Progress

Organization offers update on three areas of focus:
international development, DAB in cars, and European support.
(Radio_World, Oct 12, via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Nov 4)

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DENMARK   At the DSWCI Annual General Meeting on October 08, I announced,
that the bi-weekly "DX-Window" newsletter will cease with the DSWCI
dissolvement. It now takes too much of my limited sparetime, so edition
#570 in mid-December will be my last one! I am grateful to all
contributors all over the world for your regular tips and news.

The 'good news' is, that in 2017 I intend to continue editing both the
Domestic Broadcasting Survey and the Tropical Bands Monitor, as these are
the only ones of their kind in the world. We will no longer print the
Domestic Broadcasting Survey, but only send it out electronically 'free of
charge' to those, who want it. Our webmaster has accepted, that both can
be published on the public section on our website.

Thank you for your contributions from all parts of the world to this
DX-Window.

Short Wave News - A small issue of SWN of 20 pages, including 4 pages in
colours and a report from the EDXC Conference in Manchester_GB, was posted
on October 21, 2016. The electronic version was published on the following
weekend at our website:
<http://www.dswci.org/members/index.html>  (Ed)

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

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

was updated with the October worldwide loggings on November 01, as an
extra service to their purchase. 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. (Ed)

(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW #567 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 2)

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