WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1278 2 Dec 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



AFGHANISTAN   Reception of Radio Afghanistan External Service, Nov 30
1530-1700  6100#YAK 100 kW 125 deg to SoAS English, Urdu, Arabic

# strong QRM  6095 KAS 500 kW 269 deg to NE/ME English CRI 1500-1600
# strong QRM  6105 SZG 500 kW 315 deg to EaEUR Russian CRI 1500-1600

# weak co-ch  6100 KNG 250 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean KCBS Pyongyang
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

AFGHANISTAN / KOREA DPR   Cf. bc-dx #1277: Strange case on Nov 24, Nov 28,
29th on 6100 kHz at 1500-1827 UT - heard near Sofia - only KCBS in Korean
here // 9665 (under...) kHz, 11680 kHz, nothing from Afghanistan.
Maybe has to change more ?
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

ALBANIA   7464.974  Radio Tirana Shijak broadcast center site in French
language service to neighbouring countries / Western Europe.

As always still remaining AUDIO DISTURBED signal,
for example listen to the included MP3 format recording.

Still visible 9 x 100 Hertz distance apart main power disturbtion
audio signal peaks on either sideband,
plus +/-50 and +/-150 Hertz peak strings too.

Listened at tune-in at 1838, til 1854 UT.

Varying S=9+10dB  shortwave signal strength, noted so far
in southern Germany, Belgium and Madrid Spain
remote Perseus SD Receiver units today.

Shijak broadband signal was 8.4 kHz wide spread during music pieces.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana 3 from Shijak, Albanian on Dec 1st, 00.04 UT,
listen to MP3 format recording, BUT audio as ever in 2016 year.

7474.975  Radio Tirana Shijak broadcast center site in Albanian
language service to WeEurope and North America (USA / CAN).

As always still remaining AUDIO DISTURBED signal,
for example listen to the included MP3 format recording.

Still visible 22 x 100 Hertz distance apart main power disturbtion
audio signal peaks on either sideband,
plus +/-50 and +/-150 Hertz peak strings too.

Listened at tune-in at 00.04 UTC, December 1st.

Varying S=9+20dB shortwave signal strength, noted so far
in southern Germany, Belgium, Madrid Spain, Doha Qatar,
but S=7 strength in northern and central Sweden,
nothing heard in Moscow Russia remote Perseus SD Receiver units tonight.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews December 1)

ANGOLA   4949.725  RNA 1st sce Mulenvos noted in Portuguese, listen to mp3
format recording, at 2038 UT on Nov 25, S=4-5 poor in Madrid Spain,
in mid southern hemisphere summer season.
A lot of thunderstorm scratches heard too.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

4950. R. Nac. Angola, Mulenvos. Apparently this one is not kaputt, as
feared in last issue. Rather it reappeared this evening with a good
modulation contrary to years of low modulation. At 2000 UT with time pips
and announcement by female after a period of light MX in Portuguese.
SIO: 222, Nov 27.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

AUSTRIA   11880  AWR Arabic music program towards African Sahel zone via
ORS Moosbrunn bcast center. Side-/Backlobe at 0615 UT on S=9+20dB signal
level on Moscow Russia SDR post. Nov 26.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

Reception of Radio DARC via ORS Moosbrunn Nov 27
1000-1100 6070 MOS 100 kW non-dir Quadrant antenna to CeEUR German Sun.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

BOSNIA/HERCEGOVINA   1503 kHz. R. BH 1, at 2310 UT nx in Bosnian about
region. Followed by ID and into night-prg. On a very busy occupied channel
SIO: 222 Nov 18.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

792   Bosnia and Herzegowina - Radio Banovici.
Sanel Tufekcic writes on the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group,
30 Nov 2016:

Good news from Bosnia and Herzegowina. After three years Radio Banovici
792 kHz back to broadcast on medium wave by 23 Nov 2016.
(Sanel Tufekcic-BOH, MWC via Mike Terry-UK,  BrDXC-UK Dec 1)

BULGARIA   Reception of IRRS Radio City via SPC-NURTS  Sofia Kostinbrod,
Nov 26
0900-1000  9510*SOF# 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German Sat, good signal
* co-ch weak 9510 URU 50 kW non-dir to EaAS Mongolian PBS Xinjiang.

IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaati again air via SPC-NURTS  Sofia Kostinbrod,
Nov 26, 1500-1530 15515 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat,
instead of TUC on Nov 5/12/19.

Dimtse Radio Erena via BaBcoCk FMO via via SPC-NURTS  Sofia Kostinbrod,
Saturday Nov 26

1700-1730 11965 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1730-1800 11965 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic   Mon-Fri
1700-1800 11965 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sat/Sun

# via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site,
QSL via ? Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO  Dimitar Todorov  <lz1ax -at- mail.bg>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

BULGARIA   Reception of Radio Biafra London via via SPC-NURTS
Sofia Kostinbrod, Dec 1
1500-1553 15325 SOF 100 kW 195 deg to WeAF English, and then dead air
1800-2000 15325 SOF 100 kW 195 deg to WeAF English, again back on air
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

BULGARIA   Radio Bulgaria on mediumwave; new BNR regional station at
Kardzhali   Radio Bulgaria closed their shortwave service in early 2012,
switching most of their multilingual service to online streaming. Their
Turkish output however can still be heard through the ether on 576 kHz
from the country's high-powered and only remaining mediumwave transmitter
at Vidin, presumably intended mainly for Bulgaria's sizable Turkish
minority. These broadcasts are at 0600-0700 UT, 1300-1400 & 1830-1930 UT
[presumably an hour earlier in summer] and in contrast to the slick modern
presentation of the exclusively online Radio Bulgaria programming they
open with the same interval signal and signature tune Radio Sofia / Radio
Bulgaria has used since the 1960s, identifying as 'Bulgaristan Radyosu'.

These broadcasts can also be heard via Radio Kardzhali, which opened
on 9 May 2016 as the latest of nine regional stations of Bulgarian
National Radio (BNR). Kardzhali Province has an ethnic Turkish majority
and the station transmits on 90.0 MHz FM with its own programmes in
Bulgarian at 0900-1200 local time (currently 0700-1000 UT), the rest of
the time relaying either Horizont [BNR 1st Programme] or Radio Bulgaria
broadcasts in Turkish at the times given above. Radio Kardzhali and 
18 other BNR radio services are available on live web streams from the
organisation's multilingual website at
<http://www.bnr.bg>

Recent clips of Radio Kardzhali and Radio Bulgaria Turkish Service - the
latter complete with old-style interval signal and signature tune - can be
heard on the Interval Signals Online website at
<http://IntervalSignals.net>
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, Nov 18, dxld)

Instead of possible satellite feed ...  Recent ideas on Foreign Office in
Berlin, are playing with an idea of offering strong medium-wave programms
from Bulgaria, Moldova or Armenia sites in order to spread a 'democratic'
Turkish-language program for Turkey. This in times during an quite
possible event internet blocking action to 22 million Kurds in Diyarbakir
Eastern Turkey area, by the Erdogan sultan stronghold.

During the Greek military dictatorship in the years 1967 to 1974 was the
'Deutsche Welle Cologne' program in Greek language, the language voice of
the Greek democratic opposition. (wb.)

CANADA   {NEWFOUNDLAND}   6159.96  CKZN St. Johns. The good news with
Vancouver (CKZU) currently off the air is that this station can now be
heard in the clear; Nov 29, heard 1035-1050 & 1129-1200 UT; local times
given, saying was the "same for most of Labrador," but I note was not the
time in St. John's; local weather; school closures; sports scores; "part
one" about the documentary "Power of the Sweatlodge"; story of a man
trying to get help for his wife, but mental health facilities in "Labrador
West" are not good; reception poor-fair. Very nice to hear them at a
decent level for a change here on the west coast!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

6159.962  CKZN St. Johns, Newfoundland, S=6 signal in Detroit-MI-US,
phone interview in English, at 0608 UT on Dec 1.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

CUBA   5040  RHC Bauta, at 2300 UT. Phone-in-prg. In Spanish followed by
ID. QRM from utility. SIO: 222, Nov 18.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

11840, on Nov 27 at 0621 UT, RHC Spanish still on here and at S=9+10dB
level, yet no spur carriers detectable on 11830 & 11850 kHz, which ought
to be, with that fundamental signal level. Have they been eliminated, or
11840 kHz switched over to a different transmitter for this? Possible,
since fundamental now has suptorted modulation, not previously the case on
11840 kHz. At 1447 UT note that 11840 kHz is off; all my previous logs of
it during new morning transmission were during the 1300 hour, so apparent
intentional closing circa 1400 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 27)

Reception of Radio Habana Cuba in 25 & 16mb, Nov 30
1210 & 1241 11760*BAU 100 kW non-dir to NoCeAM Spanish
1210 & 1241 11840 QVC 250 kW non-dir to NoCeAM Spanish
1210 & 1241 17580 BAU 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
1210 & 1241 17730 BAU 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
1210 & 1241 17750 QVC 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish

* co-ch CRI  11760 KUN 500 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
Good signal via Bauta and very weak signal via Quivican.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   7146.557  Noted proper VOBME 1 Asmara Eritrea signal
when tuned into 41mb around 1530 UT on Nov 29.

V.O. the Broad Masses of Eritrea 1, Asmara, S=9+35dB signal on remote SDR
unit at Doha Qatar ME.

Covered by 27 kHz broadband WHITE NOISE JAMMING from Gedja Jawe site in
Ethiopia, on 7132 to 7159 kHz signal width.

And also catched the other one VOBMEritrean Asmara Dimtsi Hafash on
7174.991 kHz at S=9+30dBm signal level at 1535 UT on Nov 29,
HoA music played in performance, string instruments played.

When checked both VOBME Asmara outlets, noted Ethiopian noise jamming
of 22 kHz bandwidth on 7164 to 7186 kHz. S=9+30dB noise signal strength
heard in Doha Qatar ME remote posts this afternoon.

Both Asmara Eritrea bcasts end at 1833 ... 1834 UT daily.

7235.775 ... wandered up and down to x.787 kHz,
Ethiopian radio at S=9+25dB signal strength heard on
Doha Qatar remote unit at 1545 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

ETHIOPIA   7236.03  November 25 at 1415 UT, carrier here at same time I am
getting the Eritreans lower, so presumably EBC External service, R.
Ethiopia, scheduled this hour in Arabic; frequency drifting upwards as I
try to measure it. An equally weak signal on 7235.0 kHz in the way:
CRI Chinese via Kashgar or IBB Korean via Tinian.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 25)

FRANCE   Reception of Manara Radio via TDF Issoudun, Dec 1
1600-1700 17765 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa, poor / fair

Reception of R. Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa via TDF Issoudun, Dec 1
1630-1658 17840 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Tue/Thu/Fri, fair to good
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

GERMANY   DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst was back again shortwave Nov 26-27

0600-0630 6180*PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB, dead air at 0615
1200-1230 6180#PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB, dead air at 1221
2000-2030 6180*PIN 010 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB, dead air at 2021

* co-ch same 6180 BRA 250 kW 344 deg to BRA Portug.R.Nacional da Amazonia
# co-ch same 6180 unknown tx unknown to EaAS Chinese CNR-1 jamming vs RTI!

Reception of BVBroadcasting via MBR Nauen, Nov 27
0800-0830 7220 NAU 100 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

GERMANY/ARMENIA   Sondersendungen November / Dezember Shortwaveservice

Und welche Frequenz? 6145 kHz ? zeitlich ueberlappend mit Sri Lanka ?

Die Sri Lanka Sendung wird es schwerlich nach Europa machen,
drum gibt's die 6145 kHz extra.

Hier nochmal alle Sendungen von uns die naexxten Tage
(bei der Radio. People & Stories Sendung gab's nochmal 'ne Aenderung
von 7250 auf 7360 kHz weil die Amis ja bis 7300 kHz Bandgrenze Amateurfunk
haben)

2016-11-27 0900-1000 UTC 6045 kHz Radio. Menschen & Geschichten
via Nauen 100 kW towards Europe

2016-11-27 1900-2100 UTC 6145 kHz Radio Mi Amigo
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe

2016-11-28 2000-2030 UTC 6005 kHz Radio. People & Stories
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Scandinavia / UK

2016-11-19 0230-0300 UTC 7360 kHz Radio. People & Stories
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Nordamerica

see below:  {2016-12-03}  2000-2100 UTC 6145 kHz DSWCI Radio Club
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe
{Der RMRC hat sich entschieden, die Sendung ueber Noratus Gavar Armenien
auf eine anderes Datum zu schieben. Neuer Termin:
New 17. Dezember 2016:  2000-2100 UTC  6145 kHz  305 degr  DSWCI
Christian Milling-D, A-DX Nov 28 }

2016-12-04 1900-2000 UTC 6145 kHz Radio. Menschen & Geschichten
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe

2016-12-04 2000-2100 UTC 6145 kHz Golden 80s Rewind
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe

2016-12-07 1300-1400 UTC 6005 kHz new radiostation
via Kall 1 kW towards Europe

2016-12-11 1000-1100 UTC 6005 kHz Radio Atlantic 2000
via Kall 1 kW towards Europe

2016-12-11 1800-1900 UTC 3985 kHz Radio Atlantic 2000
via Kall 1 kW towards Europe

2016-12-25 1000-1100 UTC 11690 kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Asia

2016-12-25 1200-1300 UTC 17695 kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Asia / Australia

2016-12-25 1800-1900 UTC 6145 kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe

2016-12-25 1900-2100 UTC 6145 kHz Radio Mi Amigo
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Europe

2016-12-25 2100-2200 UTC 6005 kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Africa

2016-12-26 0100-0200 UTC 12020 kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards South America

2016-12-26 0300-0400 UTC t.d.b. kHz SM Radio International
via Noratus Yerevan Gavar 100 kW towards Northamerica.
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX Nov 26)

GREECE   Exciting music selection once again of Voice of Greece, Avlis
bcast. Mix of Tango, Jazz, Greek music of 50ties and sixties,
around 6-7 UT, noted til approx. 0800 UT.

11645.002 kHz  S=9+10dB noted in Germany, Italy, and Madrid Spain remotes.
Powerhouse S=9+40dB signal in Moscow Russia, backlobe of AF north-south
182 degrees azimuth antenna.

9420.005 kHz  S=9+30dB strength in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany SDR
posts, S=9+20dB in Moscow Russia remote unit.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

INDIA   747 kHz. AIR Lucknow. At 1600 UT with time pips and ID in unknown
language. Till 1730 UT into non-stop subcontinental MX // to SW and 819
kHz. At 1630 UT English nx by man. (Thanks to Willi Westrupp!). Till 1700
UT very strong, then RNE Spain took over. For long times SIO: 333, Nov 19.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

INDIA  [and others]   4896.0, AIR Kurseong, occasionally this off
frequency anomaly happens, as it did today (Nov 29), as noted at 1308 UT;
normally, on most days, heard on 4895.0 kHz.

4970, AIR Shillong, at 1056 UT on Nov 29, with unique AIR IS.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

Checked some South East Asian outlets on eastern Thailand remote SDR unit
on Nov 30 around 1320 to 1445 UT slot. Thanks Uwe ...

4894.995 IND  AIR Kurseong, Hindi language sce, at 1320 UT on Nov 30,
         S=9+15dB in remote SDR eastern Thailand location.
same signal strength, BUT VERY LOW AUDIO MODULATION though on
4970.016 IND  AIR Shillong program, much fluttery signal at 1330 UT.

5040.002 IND  AIR Jeypore in Hindi, subcontinental singer and SoAS
         string instruments. 1333 UT on Nov 30, but suffered by
         adjacent extreme WIDE SIGNAL of 29.2 kHz broad band on
5050even CHN  Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning #954 tx site, Gungxi,
         S=9+40dB powerhouse and MUCH OVERMODULATED AUDIO SIGNAL,
         2 x 14.6 kHz broadband, Chinese pop mx played and
         Vietnamese language annmts in between. 1336 UT Nov 30.
5009.997 IND  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Muttathura, Kerala,
         Hindi sce at 1340 UT, S=9+5dB in eastern Thailand.
4950.012 IND  AIR Srinagar, at 1342 UT, S=7 only.
4920-both even frequency, AIR Chennai, Tamil Nadu-IND aligned and
         CHN Xizang PBS, Lhasa, Tibet // 4905 kHz from Lhasa-Baiding
         #602 transmission center, both equal signal strength.
         Phone-in program in Tibetan from Lhasa-Tibet, but Hindi
         male presenter from Chennai. Bad two signals mixture.
4910.002 IND  AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan, S=9 program at 1350 UT on Nov 30.
4870.363 odd IND  AIR Nepali sce from Kingsway site(?), S=9+20dB,
         heard at 1352 UT, but LOW MODULATED.
         Backlobe into Thailand receiving post.
4835even IND  Both equal fq of AIR Gangtok, Sikkim, and usual strong
         AUS  ABC Alice Springs, NT program in English. S=8-9 strength.
         1356 UT on Nov 30.
4809.997 IND  AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Hindi language program,
         S=9+20dB at 1358 UT, nice audio modulation, seldom in
         India, one of the MUCH BETTER AUDIO SIGNALS in South Asia.
4799.996 IND  AIR Hyderabad Telengana, at 1400 UT, and co-channel
4800even CHN  CNR 1st program from Geermu #916 transmission center,
         equal S=9+25dB signal strength. 1405 UT.
4765.069 TJK  Dushanbe Tajik Radio.
         Something must be technically wrong these past weeks there.
         On Nov 27-28 heard a much strong - technically distorted
         audio signal on odd fq of +68 to +69 Hertz fq oddity.
         Never observed before from this technically reliable bcast
         center. Dushanbe-TJK 7245 kHz seems even and in good audio
         condition these days. I guess only an older USSR era TX
         is in alternate use these days in 60 meterband on 4765v kHz.
         Only S=4-5 signal noted in eastern Thailand.

correction:
4759.998 IND  AIR Leh
         (not Port Blair, which is OFF actually, thanks to tip of Uwe),
         poor tiny S=4 signal in eastern Thailand at 1415 UT,
         low modulation.

4749.991 CHN  CNR 1st program from probably Hailar, Nei Menggu,
         // Geermu 4800 kHz, Chinese S=7 signal at 1417 UT on Nov 30.
         Nothing observed from Bangladesh or Indonesia here.
4010.220 KGZ  Radio Birinchi Kyrgyz Radio, probably Uighur scheduled
         language as scheduled, S=8 signal at 1423 UT on Nov 30.
         Since many days, nothing heard anymore on // 4819v kHz.

3344.862 INS  Peak visible only S=4 under threshold level, probably
         RRI Ternate, 1422 UT on Nov 30.
2850even KRE  KCBS Pyongyang, Korean lang, S=9 at 1426 UT on Nov 30.
3219.927 KRE  Hamnung, very weak signal. 1427 UT.
3250even KRE  Shrill woman singer WALTZ(!) music in Korean style,
         S=8-9 at 1428 UT.
3319.995 KRE  Seemingly older 50 kW unit of USSR era, odd frequ,
         S=8 at 1430 UT on Nov 30.
         Shrill woman voice chorus.

3324.998 INS  SUPRISINGLY South East Asia music station, most
         likely RRI Palangka Raya, S=8-9 signal strength at 1432 UT,
         Listen to attachment MP3 file recording.

Terrible 3480 kHz channel, multi audio signal of KRE and KOR stations.
3479.987 KOR  - main Korean language Voice of the People, via Goyang,
         Korean program strongest peak -, others are
         bubble and whistle and noise jamming signals, on 3479.007 kHz,
         3479.546 kHz, and 3480.087 kHz.
         8 x varying peak signal visible on Perseus screen,
         like a film varying of bubble frequencies.
3911.964 KOR  Voice of the People, via Goyang, Korean program,
         but MUCH WHITE NOISE audio distortion covered.
         S=9+10dB at 1440 UT on Nov 30.
3944v    nothing noted here, neither Vanuatu nor R Nikkei 2.
3985even KOR  Voice Radio Echo of Hope, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea,
         S=9+15dB, and co-channel 3985.013 kHz KRE North Korean
         heavy WHITE NOISE jamming.

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

My 31 Oct logging of AIR Leh on 4760 kHz at 1548 UT (from Mauno's SDR
site) was more or less confirmed by the unique music played on a Kashmiri
sor-nai which is quite different from the classical Hindi mx usually hrd
on Port Blair. This is a good time to log AIR Leh while the condx are good
and Port Blair is off!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Dec 2)

INDIA   Latest B-16 changes of All India Radio External Services

0100-0200 NF 7380 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to SoAS Sindhi, ex7370
0130-0230 11715 DEL 250 kW 124 deg to CeAS   Nepali, cancelled
0215-0300 NF11670 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex7350
0300-0345 NF11670 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,   ex7350
0315-0415 11840 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME  Hindi,  cancelled
0400-0430 15770 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Farsi,  cancelled
0430-0530 15770 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME  Arabic, cancelled
0830-1135 NF 9950*DEL 100 kW 342 deg to SoAS Urdu,   ex9940
1130-1140 NF 9950*DEL 100 kW 342 deg to SoAS English,ex9940
0830-1135 11620 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS Urdu,     cancelled
1135-1140 11620 DEL 250 kW 334 deg to SoAS English,  cancelled
1000-1100 17510 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to AUS English,   cancelled
1115-1215 17510 DEL 250 kW 174 deg to SoAS Tamil,    cancelled
1215-1245 13695 BGL 500 kW 108 deg to SoEaAS Telugu, cancelled
1215-1315 NF 9950#BGL 500 kW 060 deg to SoEaAS Burmese, ex9940
1300-1500 15050 DEL 100 kW 174 deg to SoAS Sinhala,  cancelled
1615-1730  9445 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Hindi,    cancelled
1745-1945 11580 DEL 250 kW 282 deg to NoAF English,  cancelled
2245-0045 NF 6045 ALG 250 kW 132 deg to SoEaAS English,ex11710
2245-0045 NF 9445 BGL 500 kW 038 deg to NoEaAS English,ex13605

* Saturday Nov.26 very odd frequency 9950.8 kHz, with very weak signal
# 1300 co-ch 9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NoEaAS Korean Nippon no Kaze.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

INDIA   Additional wrong frequency of All India Radio in Pashto Nov 29
1423 & 1455 add 9620 ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS Pashto, instead of Sindhi
// frequency 11560 PAN 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, as scheduled B-16
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

INDONESIA   9525.9, on Nov 19 at 1321 UT, no signal at all from VOI
Cimanggis. As of Nov 20, Atsunori Ishida  <http://rri.jpn.org>  shows it
was consistently active, altho variable hours and languages, Nov 1-15,
not on Nov 16 and no entries since then.

9525.9, on Nov 20 at 1336 UT, again today no signal from VOI. Atsunori
Ishida still hasn't updated to show anything since Nov 15.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 23)

9525.9 [non-log], VOI, not heard at all Nov 20; Atsunori Ishida-JPN
confirms has been silent from Nov 16 through 20.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 23)

9525.890 kHz measured on Nov 28 at 1220 UT, VOINS Cimanggis is back on
air, fair signal of Japanese language female presenter on Nov 28.
Heard on remote ME SDR unit at Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

JAPAN   Aus Tokyo kam heute der neue NHK Radio Japan Calendar 2017
im A3 Format, wie seit einigen Jahrzehnten immer wieder.

Wer's nicht kennt, von dem zu Ende gehenden Jahr die faszinierenden Fotos
auch auf der Webseite zu blaettern:

<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/calendar2016/>

<http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/calendar2016/list.html>

wb df5sx  Nov 26

MADAGASCAR   Noted also Radio Madagasikara Antananarivo with rather
poor S=4 signal around 2020 UT on Nov 25, probably stn closed at 2034 UT ?

Noted on 5011.952 kHz, but wandered speedy 10 - 20 Hertz up and down,
and settled at 2029 UT on 5012.010 kHz varying.

Often featured in DXpress:

Radio Madagasikara Antananarivo unit is
a 'present' of the German Public Broadcaster
SWR Baden-Baden (formerly SWF Suedwestfunk)
Rohrdorf Germany, formerly 7265 kHz 20 kW.

Original 100 kW {2 x 50 kW units} TX built up by Siemens Vienna branch,
Austria, delivered to SFB Berlin program on Radio Bremen relay site
- back - towards GDR audience on 6190 kHz frequency.
TX power necessity: decreased to 20 kW (consist two separate 20 kW units).

TX unit moved to SWF Rohrdorf in southern Germany after collapse of
communist GDR in the nineties,
a new Quadrant Cross Dipole antenna erected there in 1993 year ?

development assistance - foreign aid:

Approx. 2004-2005 dismanteled SWR Rohrdorf 7265 kHz installation,
the TX sent as 'foreign aid present' to Madagascar Madagasikara
Antananarivo, nominal requested 5010 kHz channel,
but always frequency varying,
wanders around in 5009 to 5013 kHz range.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

It seems to be still the same transmitter with typical pattern:
Quickly varying by som 20 or 30 Hertz up and down and slowly drifting
around between 5009 and 5013 kHz - but in a long-term perspective the
signal has significantly improved in the last few weeks. I don't think
it's just for seasonal or propagational reasons, but increased power,
better modulation or maybe another antenna.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Nov 25)

> nice grayline reception / propagational reasons ...
Sunspot prediction downward trend to 2018 / 2019 low, sunspot number
varies according to the approximately rather irregular 11-year solar
cycle.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_cycles>

MADAGASCAR   Good signal of WCB  KNLS Madagascar World Voice, Nov 30
1800-1900  9570 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to EaEUR Ru, tx#1 The New Life Station
1900-2000  9495 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to EaEUR Ru, tx#2 The New Life Station
Wrong announcement: one transmission via Madagascar,
instead of two transmissions.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

MOLDOVA   [Pridnestrovie]  Very weak signal of Sedoye Bahar via Babcock
FMO via Kishinev Grigoriopol relay, Dec 1
1900-1930  7510 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Thu/Fri Voice of Spring
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

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).

NIGERIA/BRAZIL/ANGUILLA   7254.939  Voice of Nigeria French at 0706 UT
on Saturday Nov 26,

S=9 signal strength in Madrid Spain remote SDR unit.

non 6089v Kaduna Nigeria, but
6089.965 kHz  ZYE956 R. Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo SP, at 0701 UT on Nov 26,
<http://radiobandeirantes.band.uol.com.br/radioam.asp>
next to 6090.002 kHz sermon from Anguilla isl Caribbean
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

NIGERIA   Radio Nigeria Kaduna (acc to their ID) is not on the air for the
long time in the morning already, earlier with s/on at around 0430 UT
// MW 594 kHz, but now is heard from time to time on MW 594 only.
re 7254.939 kHz S=9 in Spain at 0706 UT, French language section of
VoNigeria
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

MEXICO   6184.99  on Nov 25 at 1927 UT, JBA carrier is the only thing on
49mb less than an hour after local mean noon, suspected XEPPM Radio
Educacion active in the daytime, not enough to detect modulation if there
be any. Same offset when checked November 26 at 0048 UT with some
undermodulated music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 25)

PALAU   Fair to weak signal of WHRI T8WH Angel 3 Nov.26:
0800-0900  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Japanese  Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

PHILIPPINES    FEBC Radio, Radio Teos in Russian / Buryatian, Dec 1
1500-1510  9940 BOC 100kW 323deg to CeAS,
           instead of 11650, co-ch CNR-1 Jammer
1510-1600 11650 BOC 100kW 323deg to CeAs Russian / Buryatian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

RUSSIA   Reception of Local Radio Voronezh and Comintern Radio Nov 30
1200-1400  6209.8 VOR 001 kW non-dir to EaEUR Russian Radio Voronezh
1400-1500  6209.8 VOR 001 kW non-dir to EaEUR Songs Comintern Radio.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

SENEGAL   I came across this facility on GE at
14 45 37 N  17 16 25 W  in the
village of Rufisque near Dakar, Senegal.

According to
<http://www.defense.gouv.fr/ema/forces-
prepositionnees/senegal/dossier/les-elements-francais-au-senegal>

Rufisque is the location of the HF transmitter site of the French Navy
(Elements francais au Senegal), section DIRISI (direction interarmees
des reseaux d'infrastructure et des systemes d'information).

If it is the DIRISI facility, this would be the site of 6WW which is one
of the few remaining services putting Senegal on the SW bands.

Historical imagery goes back until 2002, with no significant changes
visible. No SV / photography nearby, also nothing noted here on Wikimapia.
(Eike Bierwirth-D, dxld Nov 26)

Rufisque 6WW?

Is very close to the former ORTV du Senegal sites you found earlier.

I understand that Senegal is on the Google SV list of upcoming
SV releases.
Expect to see some SV imagery from there within the next 12 months along
with Ghana & Nigeria.
(Ian, SW TXsite Nov 26)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020  SIBC extended broadcast on Nov 29, 1310-1321 UT,
with non-stop pop songs (no IDs), so not a Wantok FM relay; at 1321 UT the
music stopped and they just had dead air (open carrier), which was still
on the air at 1333 UT tuned out.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

SOMALIA   7119.999  Somali ham radio band intruder heard at S=9+35dB
signal strength, at 1515 UT on Nov 29. Somali program
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

SOUTH AFRICA   Reception of South African Radio League, on Sunday Nov 27
0800-0900 17760 via SenTec Meyerton 250 kW 19 deg to EaAF English Sun,
poor
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

Poor signal of Deutsche Welle in 31mb via SenTec Meyerton, on Nov 25

1600-1700 9820* MEY   250kW 007deg to EaAF English, QRM AWR 9830 kHz.
* co-ch same 9820 XIA 100kW 290deg to EaAS Chinese CNR-2 till 1605 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

TAIWAN   9774.0  Fu Hsing BS (presumed). Extremely rare to catch them on
this frequency! Nov 29, 1236-1300* UT; in Chinese with some music; at
times below threshold level audio (but still open carrier); carrier went
off at 1300* UT, conforming to their schedule. Their other 9410 kHz
blocked by CNR5, so unable to confirm //
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

TAIWAN   UNIDentified with music and Radio Free Asia 7510 kHz,
on Nov 29
1200-1400  7510* unknown tx unknown to CeAS Radio Free Asia
1200-1415  7510* unknown tx unknown to EaAS UNID with music
No signal  7510* unknown tx unknown to CeAs/EaAS Nov 30!
* Taiwanese SOH station, wb.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

TAIWAN   Weak to fair signal of Suab Xaa Moo Zoo, Voice of Hope, Nov 29
1130-1200 11570 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong, from 1200 VOA Korean
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

TAIWAN / USA   Confirmed on Nov 30th at 1400-1455 UT: US RFA in Cantonese
language on 13655 (?poor signal) kHz, // 9230, 9320, 11100 kHz, and maybe
// 15800 kHz and on 9230, 9320; 11100 kHz the signal was ahead of 13655
kHz. More two prgrs in Chinese or dialects were heard at the same time -
one on 6230 kHz, // 6730, 7730, 7800, 9155 kHz, and another on 6870, 9180,
9280 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International RTI will be testing in DRM mode:
1700-1715  6185 TSH 300 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS English, Dec 3/4/5/6
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International (RTI) will be testing in DRM mode
towards India in English for 4 days as per the following schedule:

UTC Dec Sat 3, Sun 4, Mon 5, Tue 6, at 1700-1715 UT 6185 kHz 285deg 300 kW

<http://www.drm.org/radio-taiwan-international-to-broadcast-english-
programmes-to-india-in-drm/>
(Posted at 15:44 Nov 30 in News by glo34ry, unid.)

TAJIKISTAN   Log of Nov 27 at 1330 to 1430 UT at remote Sri Lanka Perseus
SDR unit:

4765.800 distorted wobbled audio signal, probably wrong transmitter bcast
         from Dushanbe Yangi Yul site (noted for first time in past
         decade). Jumped at 3 peaks, also plus/minus 400 Hertz peaks seen,
         like RTTY data signal, hopping at 1404 UT on Nov 27.

4766.6 kHz distorted WHITE NOISE audio block ALSO visible. (Nov 27)

4765.1 to 4766.7 kHz distorted WOBBLING NOISE audio block ALSO visible,
also on New Delhi India remote SDR installation.

4765.069 TJK  Dushanbe Tajik Radio, Nov 30.
         Something must be technically wrong these past weeks there.
         On Nov 27-28 heard a much strong - technically distorted
         audio signal on odd fq of +68 to +69 Hertz fq oddity.
         Never observed before from this technically reliable bcast
         center. Dushanbe-TJK 7245 kHz seems even and in good audio
         condition these days. I guess only an older USSR era TX
         is in alternate use these days in 60 meterband on 4765v kHz.
         Only S=4-5 signal noted in eastern Thailand.

Some DX friends worldwide sent me their RRs in past 3-4 days, and report
about technical faulty transmissions of Dushanbe TJK, especially on 60 mb.

I guess one of their high-power modern TXs is now on repair work,

and an older USSR era alternate transmitter is NOW in use on 60 mb,
its odd frequency of +68 to 69 Hertz oddity, like a 50 kW unit ...

Signal strength today,
in South and SoEaAsia is much weaker than usual in past decades.

[later]  4766v  yes, this TX-ion seemingly is much wrong today, heard in
UTC afternoon distorted WOBBLING NOISE audio block on 4765.1 to 4766.7
kHz.

TJK 1st domestic px Yangi Yul TXion stopped, switch TX  OFF at 20.00:18 UT
Nov 27, as scheduled of Tajik Radio Dushanbe TJK on requested 4765 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27 / 30)

I wonder if this is also impacting Voice of Tajik on their 0200 xmsn on
7245 - I logged this from Mauno's Perseus site on Nov 30 with signal
strength noticeably weaker than I usually hear from this site. Sig lvl was
about 3 on 5-scale ... normally would be S4 or better. Bruce
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Dec 1)

re 4765 KHz Tajik offest.
At 0027 UT on Dec 2 only CNR2 Beijing on the 7245 kHz channel.

4765v (ex 4635 til 2008 year) TJK 1st domestic national px
is from Dushanbe Yangi Yul site, but 7245 VoTJK seemingly from Orzu site
in the southern corner.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 2)

UAE   6180.095  One of the four Al Dhabbaya transmitters,
but always odd fq, S=9+15dB noted at 1815 UT on Nov 29
on eastern Thailand remote SDR unit.
BBC Somalia service 1800-1830 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

U.K.   Very strong signal of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk FMO on Woofferton-UK
site, Sunday Nov 27
0800-0830 15260 WOF 200 kW 107 deg to NE/ME Arabic Voice of Forgiveness
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

U.K.    MSF Outage - 8 December 2016.
Notice of Interruption - MSF 60 kHz Time and Frequency Signal.

The MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio
Station will be shut down on Thursday 8 Dec 2016 from 10:00 to 14:00 UT.

The interruption to the transmission is required to allow maintenance work
to be carried out in safety.

If you require any additional information, please contact us at:
<communications -at- npl.co.uk>

Or alternatively please see our website:
<www.npl.co.uk/time>

Shut down period
Thursday 8 December 2016
10:00 UTC to 14:00 UTC
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK Dec 1)

USA   17775, on November 25 at 1857 UT, KVOH is VG level, but
overmodulated and distorted, splattering plus/minus 10; 1859 UT Spanish ID
and off before 1900* UT. No formal sign off and no English, and no
'Frecuencia al Dia' as they played one week ago on Friday. Was not audible
at all from *1400 UT nominal sign-on, westward MUF not built up yet if
really on.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Nov 25)

USA   Reception of World Harvest Radio International Angel 1, Dec 1

from 1600 UT on 21610 HRI 250 kW 85 deg to CeAF English, poor/fair.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)

USA [non, GERMANY/KUWAIT/SAO TOME/THAILAND/VATICAN STATE]
Frequency changes of IBB Radio Ashna and Voice of America

Radio Ashna
1430-1500 NF11765 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex11940
1500-1630 NF11765 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari,  ex11940

Voice of America
1730-1800 NF11835 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Oromo Mon-Fri, ex11955
1730-1800 NF12110 LAM 100 kW 132 deg to EaAF Oromo Mon-Fri, ex12130
1800-1900 NF11835 UDO 250 kW 272 deg to EaAF Amharic Daily, ex11955
1800-1900 NF12110 LAM 100 kW 132 deg to EaAF Amharic Daily, ex12130
1900-1930 NF11835 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mo-Fr,ex11955
1900-1930 NF12110 LAM 100 kW 132 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mo-Fr,ex12130
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

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Effective 30 October 2016 through 25 March 2016
All times and dates are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Updated on October 28, 2016

Burmese
0030-0130 12115 15700 17510
1230-1400 11795 12105 13735
1400-1430 11795 12105

Cantonese
1400-1500 *FNP [frequency not promoted! WRTH 2016 for B-15 showed this
transmission jumped around depending on day of week among 13645, 13695,
13665, 13655, like one other at 22-23 UT on 9 MHz band. Why is this more
sensitive than the jammed Mandarin service with an explicit schedule
below?]

{RFA Tinina, Mariana Isls, 1400-1500 UT
13610 Tue Thur
13645 Sun
13655 Mon Wed Fri
13695 Sat

also VoA 7545 kHz Tinang the Philippines, 1400-1500 UT }

Khmer
1230-1330 11750
FM 93.5 Mohanokor, Phnom Penh
FM 90, Phnom Penh
2230-2330 11850
2300-2400 FM 105 Beehive, Phnom Penh
2400-0100 FM 102 WMC, Phnom Penh
FM 104.25 WMC, Kampong Thom
FM 92.25 WMC, Svay Rieng
FM 95.5 Angkor Ratha, Siem Reap
FM 90.25 Indra Devi, Siem Reap
FM 88.70 Khon Khmer, Kampot
FM 90.25 Klang Moeung, Battambang
0100-0200 FM 90.25 Kiri Dangrek, Odor Meanchey
0500-0600 FM 88.5 Stung Sen, Kampong Thom
1300-1400 FM 93.5 Mohanokor, Phnom Penh
1330-1430 FM 105 Beehive, Phnom Penh
FM 90, Phnom Penh
FM 90.25 Klang Moeung, Battambang
1400-1500 FM 90.25 Indra Devi, Siem Reap
FM 88.70 Khon Khmer, Kampot
1530-1630 FM 102 WMC, Phnom Penh
FM 104.25 WMC, Kampong Thom
FM 92.25 WMC, Svay Rieng
FM 95.5 Angkor Ratha, Siem Reap
FM 88.5 Stung Sen, Kampong Thom
FM 90.25 Kiri Dangrek, Odor Meanchey

Korean
1500-1700 1188 5885 7210 9985
1700-1900 1188 5885 9985
2100-2200 7460 9860 9985

Lao
0000-0100 13685
1100-1200 13685

Mandarin
0300-0500 11980 15340 17660
0500-0700 11980 15340 17660 21700
1500-1600 7415 9790 9850
1600-1700 6120 7415 9455
1700-1900 7415 9455 9860
1900-2000 1098 5965 7415 9455 9860
2000-2100 1098 5965 7415 7445 9455 9590
2100-2200 1098 7415 9410 9455
2300-2400 9825 9900 11775

Tibetan
0100-0200 9670 11695 13795 15270 17750
0200-0300 9455 9670 11695 17525 17750
0600-0700 17675 17815 21480 21680
1000-1100 9690 15665 17830
1100-1200 7470 9315 11550
1200-1300 7470 9315 11555 12055 15375
1300-1400 7470 9315 12050 13650 15375
1500-1600 5875 9315 11660 11805
2200-2300 7470 7480 9890
2300-2400 5905 7470 7540 9535

in detail RFA Tibetan
1000-1100 UTC 9690tin 15665lam 17830lam
1100-1200 UTC 7470u-b  9315tjk 11550kwt
1200-1300 UTC 7470u-b  9315tjk 11555kwt 12055tin 15375tjk
1300-1400 UTC 7470u-b  9315tjk 12050kwt 13650kwt 15375tjk
1500-1600 UTC 5875tjk  9315tin 11660tin 11805kwt

Uyghur
0100-0200 7480 9450 9700 9740 13705
1600-1700 7545 7565 11720 11800

Vietnamese
1400-1430 1503 11850 13735
1430-1500 11850 13735

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(via Juan Franco Crespo-ESP, dxld Nov 25)

UZBEKISTAN   Reception of Voice of Martyrs via RED Telecom Nov 25
1530-1700 7510 TAC 100 kW 76 deg to NoEaAS Korean/English, weak signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

VANUATU   7259.95  R. Vanuatu, 1403-1518 UT on Nov 28. Announcers in
vernacular playing pop Pacific Islands songs and C&W songs ("Colder
Weather" sung by Zac Brown Band, etc.); sounded like promo for "Voice of
Bong Yumi"; some ads; 1420 several clear "Radio Vanuatu" IDs; one of their
better receptions; no China QRM, but slight ham QRM; my sunrise was at
1459 UT.

3944.2, after 1401 UT, not hearing Radio Vanuatu at all; not even a trace
of a carrier, which has been the case for a while now. "RN2, Radio Nikkei"
(Japan) signs off on 3945.0 kHz at 1401* UT (during weekdays).
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

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Log of Nov 27 at 1330 to 1430 UT at remote Sri Lanka Perseus SDR unit:

4010.219 KGZ  Birinchi Radio, Kyrgyz, Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka site bcast,
         Nov 27 at 1345 UT, S=6-7 signal,
         but not in // 4819v kHz, and nothing on 5130v kHz too.

4760even IND  Probably AIR Leh in Hindi, S=6-7 carrier,
         but rather LOW MODULATED. Noted at 1358 UT on Nov 27.
         {Port Blair is OFF service these days, thanks Uwe.}

4765.800 distorted wobbled audio signal, probably wrong transmitter
         bcast from Dushanbe (noted for first time in past decade).
         jumped at 3 peaks, also plus/minus 400 Hertz peaks seen,
         like RTTY data signal, hopping at 1404 UT on Nov 27.
4766.6 kHz distorted WHITE NOISE audio block ALSO visible.

4870.377 IND  AIR  Nepali language sce, scheduled 1330-1430 UT,
         noted in Sri Lanka remote SDR at 1409 UT. S=9+15dB strength.

4920.003 IND  AIR Chennai, tremendous broadband signal in Sri Lanka
         on 4888 to 4952 kHz range, S=9+45dB powerhouse signal,
         Hindi language 14.17 UT.

4970.016 IND  AIR Shillong, S=9+5dB outlet, at 14.22 UT on Nov 27.

4950.012 IND  AIR Srinagar, S=8 strength at 14.25 UT.

5040.003 IND  AIR Jeypore noted at 14.30 UT at S=9+15dB strength.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

a short log from Germany, Detroit and Edmonton Alberta remote SDR units
on our UTC morning:

4765.004 CUB  Progreso lengthy mujer interview of commandante dead 0323 UT
4875.142 BRA  R Difusora S=6
4885.021 BRA  which ? S=7 -78dBm
5015     USA  RMI, Brother Stair TOM En, S=9+25dB -46dBm 0317 UT on Nov 29
5025     CUB  Radio Rebelde, womans chorus, S=9+20dB -54dBm
5040     CUB  RHC, Fidel, powerful speech to the crowd, S=9 -54dBm 0313UT
9330.068 USA  probably WBCQ carrier, no modulation heard, variable fq
         hopping 10-15 Hertz up and down.
9535     CUB  RHC Sp, nx, report from Caracas Venezuela, Bolivar,
         Fidel patriotista, S=9+5dB 0300 UT
9570     ALB  CRI Cerrik relay, S=8-9 or -78dBm in Detroit
         Greece 9420 only S=7-8
9710     CUB  RHC Sp, S=8-9 or -78dBm, guitar mx, Comandante Fidel program
9790     CUB  Carrier of Quivican 250 kW powerhouse OVERLAPPING, already
         on air at 0256 UT Nov 29, CRI starts at 0300 UT,
         but the other CRI 9580 from Quivivan still on air 0301 UT,
         so two TX units in Quivican overlapping 4-5 minutes ...
         S=9+20dB in Detroit MI USA.
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

from southern Germany:

11710.717 ARG Varying fq, RAE Buenos Aires outlet, 0233 UT on Nov 29,
          S=7-8 -85dBm, French px.
 9540     OMA Radio Sultanate Oman, poor S=4-5, -102dBm. Flute mx 0227 UT
 9565.019 BRA SRDA 0226 UT, S=6-7 -88dBm
 9630.035 BRA R Aparecida, S=5-6, -90dBm. canciones
 9664.940 BRA R Voz Missionaria, 0222 UT, S=8 -81dBm.
 9724.884 BRA R RB2, 0219 UT, S=7 -88dBm.
 9887.800 ??? EGY ???  spurious distorted audio signal at 0214 UT Nov 29.
 9819.503 BRA R 9 de Julho, S=7 poor at 0212 UT.

 7273.939 Probably spurious of RRI 7340 kHz, plus/minus 100 Hertz peaks
          at 0153 UT.

11925.193 BRA Radio Bandeirantes, at 0240 UT S=5-6 or -96dBm.
11854.891 BRA Radio Aparecida, weak, S=4 or -104dBm, 0242 UT,
          signal variable hopping +/- 10 Hertz up and down.
11815.017 BRA Radio Bras Central, Singer group BrasPortuguese,
          S=6 or -94dBm, 0244 UT
11780.008 BRA RNB Brasilia, surprisingly weak signal, likely low power TX,
          never 250 kW signal ! S=5 or -98dBm, S=6 or -89dBm in Alberta
11764.633 BRA RDA S=6 or -92dBm, sermon, fluttery signal 0247 UT.
11559.984 IND AIR Pashto program, scheduled from Goa Panaji site,
          old odd Marconi transmitters ? S=7 or -83dBm in southern
          Germany at 0252 UT, fq variable.
15120     IND AIR Bangalore, Kannada language program, S=6-7,
          the only transmission heard in Germany at this time slot
          in 19 mb, at 0255 UT on Nov 29, scheduled 0215-0300 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 29)

Log from Detroit MI-USA remote SDR unit on our Dec 1st UTC morning,
at 0500-0700 UT:

4839.996 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, English sce, annmt on solar generator
         LLC.com, lower electric bill, S=9+20dB signal strength
         in Detroit MI, at 0510 UT on Dec 1.
5015     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=8-9 in MI, 0517 UT,
         English sermon, // 5765, 5850, 5950, 5985, 7570, 7730, 9955.
5025.002 CUB  Radio Rebelde in Sp, Bauta site, fair S=8 signal,
         El chefe Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion,
         St. Clara report, at 0520 UT on Dec 1.
5040     CUB  RHC Bauta, in Spanish 05-06 UT ( ! not English !),
         noted at 0525 UT, S=8, Pres Salvador Allende Chile morte.
5085     USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, only S=5-6 poor, music program at
         0528 UT on Dec 1. Annmt on HF, VHF ... radios, power supply.
         Talk about Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood,
         phone no. given of R & L Electronics at 0530 UT.

5765     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9+25dB in Mi-USA, 0532 UT.
5810     USA  WEWN Birmingham, in Spanish ! played some Gregorian like
         chorus. S=9+10dB in Michigan at 0533 UT.
5829.986 USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, only S=7, talk in English on Chapter 3.
5850     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9+15dB in MI, 0537 UT.
5865     F    TDF Issoudun, relayed RTA Algiers in Arabic, S=7 in Detroit
5875     ASC  BBC English to AF, S=8 at 0539 UT on Dec 1 in Detroit-MI.
5889.995 USA  WWCR Nashville, TOM BS, fluttery S=7-8 in skip zone,0540 UT
5910.036 CLM  Alcaravan Radio, Puerta Lleras Meta,
         Latin American music, Sp singer at 0542 UT S=7 at -82dBm.
5935     USA  WWCR Nashville TN, English sce, S=9 in MI, female prayer,
         Jesus book network, at 0543 UT last adapter.
5939.863 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, female singer,
         at 0544 UT, S=7-8 strength in Detroit-MI.
         <www.gideoes.com.br>
5950     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=6-7 only at 0546 UT.
5964.977 BRA  ZYE858  Radio Transmundial (RTM), Santa Maria, RS,
         S=5 only poor, -99dBm strength, at 0547 UT, BrasPortuguese male
         voices.  <www.transmundial.org.br>
5985     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9 signal at 0549 UT.

6000 [not] CUBA  RHC Quivican San Felipe 'Titan' NOT on air Dec 1 0549 UT

6005     ASC  BBC En to AF, S=9+10dB in Michigan. Daily Times program,
         report from Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe at 0550 UT.

Both 6010 kHz mixture, varying 6010.091 up to x.108 kHz, some 10 ... 20 Hz
wandered, and weaker signal on 6010.031 kHz, BRA / CLM mixture...

6030     USA  VoA IBB BBG Radio Marti, Cuban excile voice from Miami FL,
         Spanish program, S=9+20dB in MI, and background Cuban noise
         jammer. Talk on Raul Castro matter at 0553 UT.
6059.767 BRA  Super R Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR, S=5 poor, and co-channel.
6060.004 CUB  RHC in English at 0555 UT, whistle tone 237 Hertz heterodyne
         interference. Guitar mx, then Struggle of Comandante Castro,
         - brother - father - friend ... but // 6100 kHz much stronger.
6090.001 Anguilla, Caribbean Beacon, BAD DISTORTED AUDIO, female voice
         prayer in En, 0559 UT on Dec 1. Faulty signal !
6099.998 CUB  RHC Bauta, in English program, S=9+25dB in Detroit MI.
         0600 UT, at 0601 UT news Special Program on Castro leader
         Conmemoracion. // 6060, 6165 kHz, - but not 6000 nor 5040 kHz.
6119.964 BRA  ZYE969  Super Radio Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, SP,
         tiny S=4-5 or -99dBm strength.
6135     G    BBC French from Babcock Woofferton site 0600-0629 UT.
         and 208 Hertz whistle heterodyne tone interference co-channel,
6135.208 BRA  ZYE954  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP,
         S=7 or -83dBm at 0605 UT.
6155     AUT  ORF 1st px, via ORS Moosbrunn site, phone interview
         at 0606 UT. S=8 or -79dBm fair signal across Atlantic to MI-US.
6159.962 CAN  CKZU St Johns, Newfoundland, S=6-7 in Detroit MI.
6164.997 CUB  RHC Bauta in En, condolence of P.R. of China leaders
         and Chinese people. Bolivian president. First national
         revolution in Latin America, guitar mx, at 0610 UT.
6180.023 BRA  ZYE365 Radio Nacional da Amazonia, Radio Nacional do Brasil
         Brasilia DF. Brazilien dance music, proper signal S=9+25dB
         at 0615 UT on Dec 1.

7730     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9+10dB signal at 0616 UT.
7570     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9+25dB power  at 0617 UT.
7435     USA  VoA IBB BBG Radio Marti, Cuban excile voice from Miami FL,
         Spanish program, but ONLY Cuban noise scratching jamming heard
         in Detroit MI at 0619 UT. 9 kHz wide jamming signal visible
         on Perseus SDR software screen.
7415     ASC  Dandal Kura Radio from Ascension at 0621 UT, S=8 or -80dB.
7390     F    RFI Paris in French to AF, via TDF Issoudun site,
         S=8-9 or -79dBm, group talk on work Africaine ...
7360     ROU  RRI French to Europe, same strenght like RFI 7390 kHz.
7325     ASC  BBC English to AF, lower signal level of S=5 at 0625 UT.
7315     USA  WHRI relay of TOM BS roarer at 0627 UT in Detroit-MI.
         But in background some different audio program TOO !
         S=9+45dB  POWERHOUSE signal from Cypress Creek, Furman SC.
7305     G    BBC French sce to AF, from Babcock Woofferton site
         0600-0629 UT, Journey Universelle, S=7-8 backlobe.
7295     F    RFI Paris in Hausa language, via TDF Issoudun site,
         West African singer, string instrument played, S=9 at 0628 UT
7254.939 NIG  Voice of Nigeria, Hausa language program, nice audio
         feed today, no distortion nor limitation. Drums mx, female
         Hausa presenter at 0630 UT Dec 1.  S=8-9 or -79dBm
         in Detroit-MI-US. Great exciting West African music.
7210     ALB  CRI Arabic via Cerrik Albania relay to North Africa,
         S=8 or -79dBm signal, excellent audio transmission,
         as always from this Chinese managed broadcast center.
7205     SDN  Sudan Radio Omdurman, fade-out path, weak S=5 -101dBm
         at 0635 UT Dec 1.

9395     USA  RMI Tru Nx relay, S=9+25dB powerful signal at 0637 UT.
         Talk discussion on Muslim religion and violence in USA.
         White House report.
9420.005 GRC  Greek Radio from Avlis, fade-out path, only S=7 at 0638 UT.
9565.040 BRA  ZYE727 SRDA  Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR,
         only on threshold strength level S=4-5. 0640 UT.
9630.033 BRA  ZYE954 Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP,
         at 0642 UT, S=3-4 tiny signal !
9660     CVA  Vatican Radio from SMG site, English at 0644 UT, S=7 only.
9664.949 BRA  ZYE890 Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, religious Chorus
         singer. Poor S=4-5 signal at 0646 UT.
9700.005 TUR  TRT Emirler in Turkish to western Europe, 04-07 UT,
         S=9+15dB at 0647 UT in Detroit MI.
9724.896 BRA  ZYJ200 Radio RB2, Curitiba, PR, poor S=4-5 at 0649 UT.
9770     ROU  RRI Galbeni, En sce to western Europe, DRM mode by 90 kW
         of TX power, frequency block of 10 kHz broadband.
         S=7 signal in Detroit MI.
9819.409 BRA  ZYR96 Radio Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo SP, tiny S=3 -108dBm
         under threshold level.  <www.radio9dejulho.com.br>
9955     USA  RMI relay of TOM BS roarer, S=9+25dB proper signal
         in remote unit at Detroit-MI, at 0659 UT on Dec 1.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 1)
 
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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