WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1280 - 17 Dec 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA   7474.975  The usual Radio Tirana Albanian service signal check
at 0006 UT on Dec 10 tonight:
S=9+20dB signals in Europe and Qatar, usual 14 x 100 Hertz distance apart
BUZZ signal peaks, plus/minus also 50, 150, and 250 Hertz buzz strings
visible.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

Reception of Radio Tirana Home Sce 1 on Dec 15
0800-1000  7390 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Albanian

Listen to the two recordings !

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/12/reception-of-radio-tirana-home-
sce-1-on.html>

Do you hear still the BUZZ audio ... all 100 Hertz BUZZ tones.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16; wb. comment)

ANTARCTICA  [Argentine]   15475.97  LRA36 (tent.) Certainly sounded like
mx at 2052 UT. Positively had mx on very short peaks at 2053:25, 2101:15,
2102:05 UT. M anncr at 2104:55 UT ?? Went off at 2109:05 UT. Tuned in USB.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA Nov 25-26, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

ARGENTINA   15345.120  RAE Buenos Aires, distorted propagation tonight,
only the signal string of S=4-5 on threshold level visible at 2005 UT on
Dec 16.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

AUSTRALIA   17840, UT Dec 12 at 2105 UT, RA fair signal with an item about
the Opposition to closing down ABC SW services. At least they are allowed
to report on this; there does seem to be a fair amount of internal
backlash to this plan, so possibly it could be overturned by Janend?
Uplooked later, it's part of 'Pacific Beat', which is a 2-hour show
at 20-22 UT, equivalented to "6-8 am AEST" altho 2105 UT is really
after 8 am AE summer time which is UT +11hrs.
Anyhow, found the item here for 4:33:

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-12/aus-opp'n-concerned-about-cuts-to-
abc-shortwave/8113856>

"AUS OPP'N CONCERNED ABOUT CUTS TO ABC SHORTWAVE SERVICES
Updated yesterday at 6:37am

Australia's opposition is asking the ABC questions about its decision to
shut down its shortwave service to the Pacific.

Labor's spokesperson on International Development and the Pacific, Senator
Claire Moore, says they are concerned that Australia's engagement in the
Pacific will suffer because of the decision.

She was recently in the Pacific as part of a bipartisan delegation of
Australian politicians visiting Vanuatu, Solomon islands and Samoa.

Ms Moore tells Bruce Hill Labor has concerns about what happens with radio
broadcasting during cyclones, and whether other countries might want to
fill the gap left by Australia withdrawing".

Here's more press about this since dxld 16-#49, via Mike Terry-UK:

ABC'S DECISION TO END SHORTWAVE RADIO SERVICE 'COULD BE LIFE THREATENING'
RANGER SAYS

NT Country Hour By Daniel Fitzgerald 8 December 2016

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-08/abc-shut-shortwave-radio-service-
met-with-anger/8103096>

(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 13)

BOLIVIA   5952.5 kHz  Bolivia on Now, Emisoras Pio VII, at 0029 UT
on Dec 15, Spanish OM and YL, news, 22322.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

5952.5, Emisora Pio XII, Siglo Veinte, at 2224-2241 UT on Dec 9, Spanish
religious programme, anns (male), time-annmt, talk. 24222.
(Harald Denzel-D, the very last dswci DXW via BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

BRAZIL   11895.09  ZYE856  Super R. Boa Vontade (1 kW), Porto Alegre RS
<www.boavontade.com/radio>

Surprised to find this coming and audible after 1010 UT w/PT rel. tlk by
alternating M and W pgm hosts over instru. mx, same with a very strong
signal received on a kiwi SDR.hu web rx from Pardinha S.P. Brazil. 1014 UT
web site by W anncr. 1015:55 UT W mentioned Boa Vontade, and "Cristo" at
1016:50 UT, and amor and palabra. ID anmnt by M at 1020:45 UT. Most
readable audio yet but very fady. Peaking 1015-1020 UT.

Nearly as good as Brasil Central. Porto Alegre was already 2 hours into
daylight at this time but still 2 hours before sunrise here. Nothing on
9550 kHz here but huge signal in S.P. All other 25mb ZYs (11735, 11765,
11780, 11815, 11855, 11925, 11935 kHz) there at this time.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA Dec 4, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

BULGARIA   9600 kHz,  Unid 15 Dec 2016 at 1710 UTC in Farsi / Persian-Dari
language.

Any idea what is the station ID ?
movie in youtube  <https://youtu.be/sr1qWaQKViI>
(Adam Grzenia-POL, dxld Dec 15)

now at 17.47 UT also another Sofia Kostinbrod co-ch carrier switched on
air,

underneath heard many times Imbraham / Ismahil ... like western religious
ministry ?

that's BVB religious in Farsi / Persian, via SPC-NURTS  Sofia Kostinbrod
tx site, now on 9600 kHz, formerly requested 11700 kHz by MBR FMO brokery.

11700 1700-1715 38E,39,40W  1100602 141 616 1234567 SOF 150 BVB
11700 1715-1800 38E,39,40W  1100602 141 616 246     SOF 100 BVB
11700 1715-1745 38E,39,40W  1100602 141 616 3       SOF 100 BVB
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

BULGARIA   Dimtse Radio Erena - Babcock FMO brokered,
via SPC-NURTS  Sofia Kostinbrod, Dec 10:
1700-1730 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1730-1800 11965 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic   Mon-Fri
1700-1800 11965 SOF 50 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 Dec 10)

CEYLON/SRI LANKA   Sri Lanka celebrates 91 years of completion
in radio broadcasting.

Sri Lanka marks the 91 years of completion in radio broadcasting tomorrow.
Sri Lanka commenced the radio broadcasting in 16th December 1925 under the
patronage of then British Governor Sir Hu Clifford. Sri Lanka was the
first country in the Asian region to start the radio broadcasting under
the British rule. Thereafter Sri Lanka broadcasting service commenced
under the supervision of telecommunication regulatory department. Radio
Ceylon commenced its broadcasting services as a state department in
October 1949.

Mr. John A Lampson who was the senior announcer at BBC and served as
manager in three centers of European region was appointed as the first
director of Broadcasting Department. M.J Perera was the first director of
Sinhala Service of this department. The commercial service commenced on
the 30th of September 1950. The Broadcasting Department was transformed as
Broadcasting Corporation on the 5th of January 1967.

The first Chairman and Director General of Sri Lanka Broadcasting
Corporation was Nevil D. Jayaweera.

The SLBC is now having many language services including Sinhala National,
Commercial, City FM, Tamil and English services under its belt along with
online services.
(SLBC 15 Dec; via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Dec 16)

CHILE   DXpedition Argentina a la Isla de Pascua / Easter Island 2016

LW final Log easter island:

<https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/dxpedition-
argentina-a-la-isla-de-pascua-2016/>

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

Posted by:  <slaen -at- ciudad.com.ar>
(Arnaldo Slaen-ARG, DXplorer Dec 10)

CHINA   4749.992  CNR1 Hailar in Chinese, S=6 at 1206 UT on Dec 10 in
Colombo.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

CHINA mainland ... Heavy FIREDRAKE DRAGON MUSIC ORCHESTRA JAMMING
heard Dec 10 in 20-21 UT slot:
5965 7415 7445 9455, and 9590 kHz -
came across ... against IBB BBG various program channels.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

Heavy FIREDRAKE DRAGON MUSIC ORCHESTRA MUSIC, continuous instrumental
music against whom ?  SOH TWN - at 0800-0856 UT on 13585 kHz, Dec 14.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

CHINA   B-16 season CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL, as of October 30, 2016

0000-0057 Cambodian 11990/Nn, 9765/Nn, 684/dof-hai
Cantonese 17490/Be, 11820/Xi
Chinese 13655/Xi, 13580/Be, 12035/Xi, 11975/Kun, 11900/Be, 11780/Jin,
9435/Kun
English 11790/Xi, 9425/Be, 7425/Kash
Hakka 9860/Jin, 9610/Kun, 9550/Kun, 9460/Kun
Mongolian 11875/Be, 9470/Xi
Portuguese 9710/Kash, 6100/Be
Russian 7405/Ho, 5990/Ho, 1521/htb-xin
Spanish 15120/HAB, 5990/HAB
Vietnamese 13770/Xi, 11770/Be, 603/dof-hai

0000-0157 English 15125/Be, 11885/Xi, 9570/ALB, 7350/Kash, 6180/Kash,
6075/Kash, 6020/ALB

0100-0157 Amoy 17490/Be, 15425/Xi, 11980/Kun, 11945/Kun, 9860/Jin,
9610/Kun, 9550/Kun, 9460/Kun
Chinese 15160/Jin, 13655/Xi, 13580/Be, 11770/Nn, 11640/Xi, 9655/Nn,
7300/Kash, 7250/Ur
English 9675/Kash, 9580/HAB, 7370/Kash
Russian 13600/Xi, 5905/Kash, 1521/htb-xin
Spanish 9710/Kash, 9590/Kash
Urdu 7240/Kash, 6020/Kash

0130-0227 Nepalese 13780/Kun, 11860/Kun

0200-0227 Pashto 15435/Xi, 7350/Kash, 6065/Kash

0200-0257 Amoy 17490/Be, 15425/Xi
Bengali 11640/Kun, 9655/Kun
Chinese 15160/Jin, 15140/Be, 13655/Xi, 9825/Kash, 9580/HAB, 9570/ALB,
7330/Kash, 6020/ALB
English 11770/Kash, 9610/Kash
Russian 17640/Xi, 5915/Kash
Spanish 9710/Kash, 9590/Kash
Tamil 13715/Kash, 11870/Kash
Urdu 7290/Kash, 6020/Kash

0230-0327 Nepalese 13780/Kun, 11730/Kun

0300-0357 Chinese 17540/Be, 15160/Jin, 15130/Be, 13655/Xi, 9570/ALB,
9450/Kash, 6020/ALB
English 15120/Be, 13800/Kash, 13570/Xi, 11770/Kash, 9790/HAB
Hindi 15350/Kash, 13720/Kash, 11700/Kash, 11640/Kash
Russian 17710/Jin, 15435/Xi, 11710/Ur, 5915/Kash
Tamil 13730/Kash, 13600/Kun

0400-0457 Cantonese 15160/Jin, 13655/Xi, 9790/HAB
Chinese 15170/Kash, 15130/Be, 13640/Kash
English 17855/Be, 17730/Xi, 15120/Be, 13570/Xi, 13590/Be
Hakka 17710/Be, 17510/Xi, 15350/Kash, 13740/Kash
Russian 17640/Xi, 15665/Kash, 15445/Kash
Vietnamese 17740/Xi, 11650/Kun, 684/dof-hai, 603/dof-hai

0500-0557 Cantonese 15170/Jin, 13655/Xi
Chinese 15130/Be, 15120/Be, 15110/Kash, 13570/Xi
English 17855/Be, 17730/Xi, 17510/Kash, 15465/Kash, 15430/Kash,
15350/Kash, 11895/Kash, 7220/ALB
Russian 15665/Kash, 15445/Kash
Vietnamese 17740/Xi, 11650/Kun, 684/dof-hai, 603/dof-hai

0500-0657 Arabic 17485/Ur, 9590/ALB, 7210/ALB, 5985/ALB

0600-0657 Chinese 17740/Xi, 17650/Kash, 15170/Jin, 15120/Be, 13750/Kun,
13655/Xi, 13570/Xi, 11710/Nn
English 17710/Be, 15465/Kash, 15430/Kash, 15350/Kash, 15145/Kash,
13645/Xi, 11895/Kash, 11870/Kash
English-AF 17510/Kash, 11750/ALB
Italian 15620/Kash

0600-0757 French 15220/Ur
German 17720/Kash, 17615/Ur
Spanish 15135/Kash

0700-0757 Cantonese 13610/Xi, 11640/Jin
Chaozhou 15145/Xi, 17750/Xi
Chinese 17740/Xi, 17650/Kash, 17520/Kash, 13750/Kun, 11875/Nn, 11710/Nn
English 17710/Be, 13660/Xi

0700-0857 Chinese 11855/ALB
English 17670/Kash, 17490/Kash, 15465/Kash, 15350/Kash, 15185/Kash,
15125/Kash, 11895/Kash, 11785/ALB

0800-0857 Chinese 17650/Kash, 17560/Xi, 15560/Xi, 15550/Kash, 13610/Xi,
11640/Jin, 9880/Be
English 9415/Xi
Hausa 7295/Mali
Russian 15665/Kash, 15335/Kash

0830-0927 Indonesian 17735/Kun, 15135/Kun, 15115/Kun

0900-0957 Chinese 17670/Kun, 17560/Xi, 15560/Xi, 15440/Kun, 11895/Nn,
9440/Xi, 7430/Jin
English 17690/Jin, 17650/Kash, 17570/Ur, 17490/Kash, 15350/Kash,
15210/Kun, 15185/Kash, 9415/Xi
Romanian 9460/ALB, 7285/ALB
Russian 15665/Kash, 15335/Kash

0900-1057 Chinese 15525/Ur, 15340/Xi, 15250/Kun, 13850/Be, 13780/Kash,
11980/Kun, 9460/Nn, 5965/Be

0930-1027 Malay 17680/Kun, 15135/Kun

1000-1057 Cantonese 17670/Kun, 15440/Kun
Chinese 17650/Kash, 9880/Be, 7255/Xi
English 17690/Jin, 17490/Kash, 15350/Kash, 15210/Kun, 15190/Kash,
13720/Xi, 13590/Be, 11635/Be, 7215/Xi, 5955/Xi
Hungarian 17570/Kash, 15220/Kash
Japanese 9440/Xi, 7325/Jin
Russian 7390/Ho, 7290/Szg, 5915/Ho, 1323/htb-xin, 1116/har-hei,
963/hua-jil

1030-1127 Cambodian 17680/Kun, 15160/Nn, 684/dof-hai
Indonesian 15135/Kun, 11700/Kun

1100-1157 Bulgarian 7220/ALB
Burmese 9880/Kun
Cantonese 13580/Kun, 9645/Be, 9590/Kun, 9540/Be, 7370/Nn, 603/dof-hai
Chaozhou 11875/Kun, 9440/Kun
Chinese 17650/Kash, 15440/Kun, 11980/Kash, 11750/Be, 9515/Kash, 7435/Be
Czech 17570/Kash, 15225/Kash
English 13720/Xi, 13590/Be, 11795/Kash
Esperanto 9450/Xi, 7210/Ur, 1017/cah-jil
Japanese 7325/Jin, 7260/Xi, 1044/hnl-jia
Korean 5965/Xi, 1323/hua-jil
Mongolian 7390/Ho, 6100/Ur
Russian 7290/Szg, 6080/Be, 5915/Ho, 1521/htb-xin, 1323/htb-xin,
963/hua-jil
Vietnamese 11990/Xi, 11785/Be, 9550/Be, 1296/Kun-yun

1100-1257 English 17490/Kash, 13665/ALB, 12015/Kash, 11650/Ur, 7250/Kash,
5955/Be, 1269/xua-yun

1130-1157 Filipino 12070/Xi, 11955/Kun, 7410/Jin, 5910/Be, 1341/hdu-gua

1130-1227 Thai 9785/Kun, 7360/Kun, 1080/xua-yun

1200-1227 Filipino 11955/Kun, 9720/Xi

1200-1257 Amoy 11910/Be
Cambodian 11680/Nn, 9440/Kun
Cantonese 9570/HAB
Chinese 17650/Kash, 15110/Ur, 9655/Kash, 7390/Be, 7205/Kash
English 13790/Ur, 11980/Kun, 11760/Kun, 11690/Xi, 9760/Kun, 9730/Kun,
9645/Be, 9600/Kun, 9460/Kash, 1341/hdu-gua, 1269/xua-yun, 1188/Kun-yun,
684/dof-hai
Japanese 7325/Jin, 7260/Xi, 1044/hnl-jia
Korean 5965/Xi, 1323/hua-jil, 1017/cah-jil
Mongolian 5990/Ho, 5915/Ho
Russian 9685/Ur, 9590/Szg, 7410/Szg, 7215/Xi, 6100/Be, 5905/Kash,
1521/htb-xin, 963/hua-jil
Serbian 7345/ALB
Vietnamese 11720/Be, 11640/Xi, 9550/Be, 1296/Kun-yun

1200-1400 Chinese 13810/Kash, 11790/Kash - News Radio
Chinese 9855/Be, 9540/Kun, 7440/Nn
French 15205/Kash

1230-1327 Lao 9785/Kun, 7360/Kun
Malay 11955/Kun, 11700/Kun

1300-1357 Bengali 11610/Kun, 9600/Be, 9490/Kun, 1188/Kun
Burmese 9880/Kun, 7400/Kun, 1188/Kun-yun
Chinese 13855/Kash, 12015/Ur, 7215/Xi, 7205/Be
English 13790/Ur, 13670/Kash, 11980/Kun, 11910/Be, 11900/Kun, 11760/Kun,
9870/Xi, 9765/Be, 9730/Be, 9655/Kash, 9585/Be, 9570/HAB, 7300/Kash,
5955/Be, 1341/hdu-gua
Esperanto 11650/Be, 9440/Nn
French 17880/Mali, 17650/Kash, 13685/Mali
Hindi 9450/Kash, 7265/Ur, 1422/Kash-xin
Japanese 7410/Jin, 7325/Xi, 1044/hnl-jia
Korean 5965/Xi, 1323/hua-jil, 1017/cah-jil
Mongolian 7285/Be, 6100/Ur
Russian 9665/Xi, 7255/Szg, 5990/Ho, 5915/Ho, 5905/Kash, 1521/htb-xin,
1323/Ur, 963/hua-jil
Vietnamese 9685/Xi, 9550/Be, 1296/Kun-yun

1330-1427 Indonesian 11955/Kun, 11805/Kun
Thai 9785/Kun, 7360/Kun, 1080/xua-yun

1400-1457 Amoy 11650/Kun, 9655/Kun
Bengali 11610/Kun, 9490/Kun
Burmese 7400/Kun
Cambodian 9880/Nn, 6055/Nn
Chinese 11785/Kash, 11610/Ur, 9730/Kash, 9430/Kash, 7410/Be, 7235/Kash,
7210/Be, 6040/Xi
English 13740/HAB, 13710/Kash, 11665/Ur, 9870/Xi, 9795/Ur, 9765/Xi,
9460/Ur, 7300/Ur, 5955/Be, 1422/Kash-xin
English-AF 17630/Mali, 13685/Mali
Japanese 7410/Jin, 7395/Xi, 1044/hnl-jia
Korean 5965/Xi, 1017/cah-jil
Mongolian 5990/Ho, 5915/Ho
Nepalese 7435/Kun, 7220/Xi, 1269/xua-yun, 1188/Kun-yun
Russian 7435/Szg, 7330/Xi, 5905/Kash, 1521/htb-xin, 1323/Ur, 963/hua-jil
Sinhalese 9665/Jin, 7265/Kash, 1188/Kun-yun
Tamil 9610/Kash, 9570/Kash
Urdu 7285/Kun, 6075/Kash, 1422/Kash-xin
Vietnamese 9685/be, 9550/Be, 1296/Kun-yun, 684/dof-hai

1400-1557 French-AF 13670/ALB, 11920/ALB

1430-1457 Filipino 11640/Be, 7325/Be, 1341/hdu-gua

1430-1527 Lao 9675/Kun, 7360/Kun, 1080/xua-yun

1500-1527 Pashto 9665/Kash, 7435/Kun
Persian 9600/Kash, 6165/Ur

1500-1557 Bengali 9690/Kun, 9610/Kun
Chinese 9705/Kash, 9590/Kash, 9560/Kash, 9455/Kun, 7255/Be, 7235/Kash,
5910/Be
English 13740/HAB, 9880/Nn, 9870/Xi, 9785/Jin, 9720/Ur, 9525/Kash,
9435/Kash, 7395/Ur, 7325/Be, 6095/Kash, 5955/Be, 1323/htb-xin
English-AF 17630/Mali, 13685/Mali
Hindi 7265/Kash, 7225/Ur
Japanese 7220/Jin, 5980/Xi, 1044/hnl-jia
Nepalese 9535/Xi, 7215/Kun, 1188/Kun-yun
Russian 6180/Ur, 6105/Szg, 6025/Xi, 5990/Ho, 5965/Be, 5915/Ho, 5905/Kash,
1521/htb-xin, 1323/htb-xin, 963/hua-jil
Tamil 9730/Kash, 9490/Kash
Turkish 9565/ALB, 7345/ALB
Urdu 7285/Kash, 6075/Kun, 1422/Kash-xin
Vietnamese 9550/Be, 684/dof-hai, 603/dof-hai

1530-1557 Pashto 9665/Kash, 7435/Kun, 6165/Ur

1600-1657 Arabic 17880/Mali, 15125/Mali
English 9880/Nn, 9875/Kash, 9570/Be, 9435/Kash, 7435/Jin, 7420/Ur,
7255/Kash, 7235/Kash, 6175/Nn, 6060/Kun, 1323/htb-xin, 1080/xua-yun
Hakka 7325/Ur, 6090/Xi
Hindi 7395/Kun, 5915/Kash, 1422/Kash-xin, 1269/xua-yun, 1188/Kun-yun
Russian 7265/Be, 7215/Szg, 6040/Ur, 5905/Kash, 1521/htb
Swahili 7245/Xi, 5985/Be
Turkish 7325/Kun, 6165/Ur
Vietnamese 7315/Kun, 6010/Be

1600-1757 Arabic 11725/ALB, 9555/ALB, 7300/Kash
French 7350/Kash
German 7380/ALB, 5970/ALB

1630-1727 Hausa 9665/Kun, 9620/Kash

1700-1757 Cantonese 7325/Ur, 7220/Xi
Croatian 9435/Kash, 7335/Be
English 9880/Nn, 9570/Be, 7435/Jin, 7420/Kun, 7410/Kash, 7255/Kash,
7235/Kash, 7205/Be, 6175/Nn, 6165/Be, 6140/Kash, 6100/Be, 6090/Kun,
1323/htb-xin, 1080/xua-yun
Esperanto 7245/Xi, 7205/Be
Hindi 5910/Kun, 1269/xua-yun
Russian 7410/Be, 7265/Ur, 6070/Xi, 6040/Ur, 5915/Kash, 1521/htb-xin
Swahili 15125/Mali, 13645/Mali, 7400/Xi, 5985/Be

1730-1827 Chinese 9695/Kun, 7445/Ur, 7315/Kun, 7275/Ur, 6150/Szg
Hausa 13645/Mali/11640/Mali from 1800, 9685/Kun, 9450/Kash

1800-1827 Persian 7415/Xi, 7325/Be

1800-1857 Chaozhou 7285/Xi, 6010/Ur
English 7405/Be, 6100/Be
Italian 7435/Jin, 7340/Kash, 1458/ALB
Russian 7255/Szg, 7210/Ur, 6070/Be, 1521/htb-xin

1800-1957 French 7385/ALB, 7360/ALB, 6055/ALB, 5970/ALB
German 9615/Ur, 7395/Kash, 6160/Xi

1830-1857 Bulgarian 9695/Kun, 7265/Ur, 6020/Szg
Persian 7415/Xi, 7325/Be

1830-1930 Arabic 13685/Mali, 11640/Mali

1830-2027 French 9645/Kun, 7350/Ur

1900-1927 Czech 7415/Ur, 7325/Szg
Hungarian 9560/Ur, 7440/Xi
Portuguese 13630/Mali, 11640/Mali
Romanian 6090/Ur

1900-1957 Albanian 7385/Kash, 6020/Szg
Cantonese 9770/Kash, 7215/Be
English 9440/Kun, 7295/Kash
Portuguese 9730/Kash, 9535/Be, 7405/Xi, 7365/Be, 7335/Jin, 5985/Be
Russian 7245/Be, 6110/Xi, 6100/Be, 1521/htb-xin
Turkish 9655/Kun, 7255/Kun

1930-1957 Czech 7415/Ur
Romanian 7440/Xi, 6090/Ur

1930-2027 Esperanto 9745/Ur, 7265/Ur

2000-2027 Serbian 9585/Kash, 7390/Xi, 7325/Ur

2000-2057 Chinese 9865/Kun, 7440/Be, 7405/Xi, 7335/Szg, 7245/Kash
English 13630/Mali, 11640/Mali, 9600/Kash, 9440/Kun, 7415/Kash, 7295/Kash,
7285/ALB, 5985/Be, 5960/ALB
Polish 7305/Ur, 6020/Szg
Russian 7255/Be, 6155/Be

2000-2200 Arabic 7215/ALB, 6185/ALB, 6100/Xi

2030-2057 Bulgarian 9720/Ur, 7320/Kun
Hungarian 9585/Kash, 7390/Jin

2030-2127 Italian 7345/Kash, 7265/Ur

2030-2227 French 7350/Ur, 6115/Be

2100-2127 English 13630/Mali, 11640/Mali
Serbian 7445/Kun, 7325/Xi

2100-2157 Croatian 7225/Be, 6135/Be
English 9600/Kash, 7415/Kash, 7405/Be, 7285/ALB, 7205/Xi, 5960/ALB,
1386/LTU

2100-2257 Korean 7290/Xi, 1323/hua-jil, 1017/cah-jil
Spanish-EU 9640/Kash, 6020/Szg

2130-2157 Hungarian 7445/Ur

2130-2227 French 13630/Mali, 11975/Mali

2200-2257 Chinese 15505/Mali, 11975/Mali from 2230; 7430/Jin, 7395/Ur,
7325/Kun, 7305/Be, 7265/Kun, 6180/Kun, 6140/Kun, 6100/Kun, 5975/Be
English 5915/Be
Esperanto 9860/Kash, 7315/Kash
Japanese 7440/Jin, 5985/Xi
Portuguese 9685/Kash, 9410/Kash, 7260/Ur, 6175/ALB
Spanish 6100/Be

2200-2357 Spanish-EU 7250/Ur, 7210/ALB

2300-2357 Cambodian 9765/Nn, 7395/Nn, 684/dof-hai
Cantonese 11945/Kun, 9425/Jin, 7325/Kun, 6180/Kun, 6140/Kun
Chinese 11975/Mali, 9555/Be, 7425/Kun, 7300/Ur, 7295/Mali
English 11790/Xi, 9535/Kun, 7410/Kash, 7350/Kash, 6145/Be, 5990/HAB,
5915/Kash
Japanese 9695/Jin, 9435/Xi
Mongolian 7205/Xi, 6185/Xi
Portuguese 13650/HAB, 6100/Be
Russian 7405/Ho, 5990/Ho
Spanish 6175/ALB
Vietnamese 9415/Be, 7220/Xi, 603/dof-hai

2300-0100 Spanish 9800/Kash, 9590/Kash

2330-0030 Sinhalese 7260/Kash, 6100/Kun

CRI MW relay stations
/cah-jil  - Changchun, Jilin
/dof-hai  - Donfang Gancheng, Hainan Island
/har-hei  - Harbin Xin / Xingfang Chenggaozizhen, Heilongjiang
/hdu-gua  - Hua / Xin Guangzhou, Guangdong Sheng
/hnl-jia  - Changzhou Heng-lin-chen, Jiangsu Sheng
/htb-xin  - Hutubi, Xiniang
/hua-jil  - Huadian Yumuqiaozi, Jilin
/Kash-xin - Kashgar, Xiniang
/Kun-yun  - Kunming, Yunnan
/xua-yun  - Xuanwei, Yunnan
(Tom Laobaixing + others; via Walter Eibl-D  DX Magazine wwdxc Dec 12)

COSTA RICA   2859.82, Dec 11 at 0132 UT, nothing detectable from R. San
Carlos. OK, enough non-logs. I will keep checking and certainly report if
a carrier reshow here. Has Tim Tromp or anyone else heard it again since
his original tentative log Dec 7 at 2300 UT, and mine Dec 9 at 0019 UT?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 11)

EGYPT   9325.051  Radio Cairo in Hausa language, little LOW MODULATION,
at S=8-9 strength noted at 2006 UT on Dec 10.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

Open carrier, probably of Radio Cairo Dec 12:
from 0820  9570.2 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR dead air
from 0825  9900.2 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR dead air
from 0840  9515.2 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR dead air

Winter B-16 of Radio Cairo 9570, 9900, and 9515 kHz is

1500-1600  9515.2 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Albanian
1900-2000  9570.0 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR German
2000-2115  9900.0 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French
2115-2245  9900.0 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English

Full winter B16 schedule of Radio Cairo may be found here
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2016/11/radio-cairo.html>

And another unidentified open carrier in 31 mb Dec 12
from 0830  9300 unknown tx unknown to ???? dead air.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

ERITREA  [and non; ETHIOPIA/SUDAN]   7175  on Dec 13 at 1416 UT, HOA
music, then talk, fair S4 with QRhaM, so VOBME2. But nothing circa 7146+
kHz from VOBME1. 7205 kHz carrier audible from presumed Sudan; long path.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 14)

7174.988  Probably Asmara Eritrea, S=6 signal in eastern Thailand at 1527
UT on Dec 15, and accompanied 7168.2 to 7180.5 kHz broadband data noise
jamming, covered by Ethiopian Jamming Service from NISS security service,
at Gedja Jawe site. Made in China BBEF Beijing transmitter in data mode
audio sound, white noise scratching outlet. NOTHING on air on 7146v kHz
this afternoon.

Ham Radio IARU Bandwatch will NOT BE AMUSED.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA  [n o n]   Nothing noted this morning at 0448 UT from
Asmara Eritrea on 7146v and 7175 kHz, no Ethiopian jamming either.

But heard all Ethiopians in 49 mb before morning fade-out:
5950, 6030, 6090, and 6110 kHz, all same signal level in Doha Qatar SDR
unit. Nothing on 7236v kHz channel.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

ETHIOPIA   7236.5v, on Dec 13 from 1600 UT seemingly programming in ETH
regional language, closedown at 1700 UT sharp. Dec 14, sign-off 1701 UT
after announcement with distorted audio, language unidentifiable.
Already back at 1757 UT recheck, no audio observed until a few minutes
after 1800 UT.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Dec 15)

FRANCE  7250  Eye Radio in Arabic from TDF Issoudun, male presenter read
like machine gun, S=9+20dB -53dBm strength, in Doha Qatar remote unit.
At 0457 UT on Dec 16, heard in Doha Qatar SDR unit.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

FRANCE/ETHIOPIA   Reception of Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun, Dec 12
1600-1640 15250 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic/English
1640-1700 15250 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF various langs*
* plus other langs: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Bari, Zande, Lutoho.

No signal of Manara Radio via TDF Issoudun, Dec 12
0730-0830 15440 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa
1600-1700 17765 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAf Hausa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)
not on air Dec 13.

17850  Clandestine Target stn program.  V.O. Independent Oromo (via
Issoudun) OC at 1558 UT, 1600 UT pgm start w/HoA choral music and M
w/clear voice-over ID opening anmnt. 1601 UT anmnt by M w/instru. mx, then
feature by W w/ment of democracy, Somalia. M came in, then the severe
jamming started at 1604 UT. Fairly good until then.

15170  Clandestine Target stn program.  V.O. the Oromo Liberation (pres.)
Found a white noise jammer on 15165 at 1658 t/in, but there was nothing
else on the freq. Carrier came on 15170 at 1659, then HoA flute mx at 1700
followed by poss. M anncr, but the signal was too weak and the jammer was
splashing up on the freq. At 1702 UT, the jammer suddenly jumped up on
15170 kHz making it completely useless.

{TDF Issoudun outlet 100 kW 130 degr azimuth, to zones 38E, 39S, and 48,
data noise jammed and covered by Ethiopian Jamming Service from NISS
security service, at Gedja Jawe site. Made in China BBEF Beijing
transmitter in data mode audio sound, white noise scratching outlet. wb.}

17765  Clandestine Target stn program. V.O. the Front for Independent
Oromo (via TDF Issoudun). Signal on at 1729:45 UT, then 1730 UT bdcst
start w/M giving opening ID anmnt over HoA flute mx. 1731 UT W anncr, then
white noise jammer started but not 100% effective. 1732 UT HoA instru. mx
and W cont. w/ment of radio, Oromo, etc. Not very strong and fady.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA Dec 4, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

FRANCE   DWL Amharic sce - usually scheduled via TDF Issoudun site -
totally covered by Ethiopian Jamming Service from NISS security service,
at Gedja Jawe site. Made in China BBEF Beijing transmitter in data mode
audio sound, white noise scratching outlets on

15165 kHz S=9, but 12 kHz broadband jamming, and //

15275 kHz S=9+15dB, but 22 kHz wide jamming.

Nothing noted on scheduled very high 17800 and 21660 kHz frequencies,
both only scheduled til Nov 11; and replaced by 15 MHz channels then.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

GERMANY   Zum Nachhoeren:

<http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/eine-flucht-zwei-erinnerungen-wie-meine-
mutter-mit-einer.1247.de.html?dram:article_id=370806>

Verknuepfung URL

<http://ondemand-
mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2016/12/09/eine_flucht_zwei_erinnerungen_dlf_201
61209_2010_a8a29054.mp3>

Mit grossem Interesse zugehoert.
Vielleicht auch fuer manchen 'unter uns' von Interesse:

Das Feature. Sendung vom 09.12.2016
Eine Flucht, zwei Erinnerungen.
Wie meine Mutter mit einer Freundin aus der DDR floh

In einer Sommernacht im August 1969 springen zwei junge Frauen in
Rumaenien in die Donau. Ihr Plan: die Flucht aus der DDR.
Sie wollen auf die andere Seite nach Jugoslawien schwimmen und von dort
weiter nach Oesterreich, um schliesslich nach Westdeutschland zu gelangen.
Ein lebensgefaehrliches Unterfangen. Von Jenny Hoch
(DLF, via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX ng Dec 9)

INDIA   AIR domestic sces heard in Doha Qatar in 0520-0600 UT time slot

7430.001 AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. S=9+10dB in Hindi language.
Bhopal has excellent signals in 41 and 60 mb these days.

7420.005 AIR Hyderabad, Telingana. Much very low modulation,
though S=7-8 signal at 0532 UT Dec 10.

7380.006 AIR Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Only S=5 at 0538 UT Dec 10.

4760 even fq, likely poor signal from AIR Leh ?, S=4 or -98dBm.
Not AIR Port Blair, which is off at present.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

INDIA   Flash News:
2 SW Towers of AIR Chennai has fallen down in today's cyclone.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Dec 12)

INDIA   AIR Chennai SW update.
My monitoring observation regarding AIR Chennai after cyclone Vardha hit
the city yesterday is as follows:

10 kW SW Transmitter
7380 kHz off air from around 0830 UT of 12 Dec 2016 & missing today
13 Dec 2016 morning broadcast.

4920 kHz on air evening of 12th Dec 2016 & morning of today 13 Dec 16

100 kW SW transmitter
7270 kHz Off Air from scheduled broadcast from 1000 UT on 12 Dec 16.

Summery: AIR Chennai frequencies on SW of 7380 kHz (10 kW) & 7270 kHz
(100 kW) off air from afternoon of 12th Dec 16 (as their 2 towers have
fallen down)

4920 kHz (10 kW) Morning & Evening/Night frequency of 10 kW tx is on air
as usual.

AIR Chennai FM frequencies on as usual.
AIR Chennai MW channels 720, 1017 kHz heard but with weaker signals than
usual. AIR Chennai 783 kHz DRM not heard.
(Jose Jacob-IND, VU2JOS, <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia Dec 13)

Extension of regional SW transmission of NE Services from AIR Shillong
on 4970 kHz. With effect from 15th Dec'16 evening transmission
of North East Service on 50 kW regional SW Transmitter of All India Radio,
Shillong will be extended on 4970 kHz till 2310 IST (1740 UTC).

Revised schedule:
0025-0400 UTC and 1056-1740 UTC on 4970 kHz
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia Dec 14)

INDIA   AIR External Services B-16:

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dx_india/files/All%20India%20Radio%20
B-16/>

Language Wise sorted All India Radio B-16/Language.htm

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dx_india/files/All%20India%20Radio%20
B-16/Language.htm>

and transmitter location sorted
<https://xa.yimg.com/df/dx_india/loc.htm?token=pUBm1hsbAGOS1UrinZ0yDrtkBzy
hL3p7xl4JGDkUtG0A4JB9p6vrAUaspvvdsoP6jH3F8ekaaTxfmeu9Ok_cDH5QoJah3G2MoIWcD
6NTAFYnEZDDtg-WdB0kiIRkRL9d8A&type=download>

time sorted
<https://xa.yimg.com/df/dx_india/time.htm?token=SDZa-9xBk3tj1Y6kyG0H-
HWGtujmOOibOrROWcyxtom5QEyLEY46ecox4zHclX1SGfXX2k1NT0KA6nYaxRXUfpsFxCyWHub
MmjFSdhG_yON8k-ol7QXx9SSQv_X390nUUgs&type=download>

frequency sorted
<https://xa.yimg.com/df/dx_india/freq.htm?token=alt9evlNVggZMrxRWrErBpE5Kz
-iCb7sYLGp8wieJ3eUmcy7N1w7cLmRHYRHnmnTijnQWydjpG6FXSb-1-
B3J5TSwMkaPPiq3gc1g5CjezD1-gU1zMNnvLjwUSKLN-mqomY&type=download>

and MW sorted too:
<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dx_india/files/All%20India%20Radio%20
B-16/AIR%20stations%20on%20Medium%20Wave/>

(Jose Jacob-IND  vu2jos, DXindia Dec 16)

INDIA/CHINA   5050 kHz  - Was out this afternoon / evening listening at
the Paint Creek site and came across one that has me baffled. Someone was
on 5050 kHz playing soft simple Chinese music from 2021 UT. At 2029 UT,
the music ended, there was a little deadair, then what sounded like a
piano IS played once, and then the signal was gone. The IS may have been
the beginning of the next song and not actually an IS. I don't know. Kind
of sounded like one of those old Soviet IS's. Please give it a listen and
let me know  if you have any ideas. Here's the link to the Box.com
recording

<https://app.box.com/s/vie9z0iltpazi78kqfukrtfog7ozxasc>

It was a little too early for Chinese on 60mb, and it wasn't strong enough
for it to be WWRB. And I don't see anything listed there at that time
anyway. Interesting.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA Dec 14, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

[CHINA]   Both are on exact even 5050 kHz -- AIR Aizawl, Mizoram, India,
and Baibu Bay Radio Nanning China outlets.

I cleared up all (5050 kHz) details of the two bcast outlets around
16.00 and/or 16.30 UT today Dec 16, on much even 5050.000 kHz frequency
this afternoon:

Thanks help of the recently opened remote Perseus SDR unit
again in eastern Thailand.

Thanks of help to find-out the various Beibu China audio stream URL's, and
I could comfortable compare the livestream audio out of Nanning via
internet stream,

and the SW signal of 5050 kHz taken from remote unit in eastern Thailand
near the Cambodian border.

a  -  Generally speaking is to be stated, the Beibu Nanning signal is
always in range S=9+25 and +30dB like a local station during night path
China towards Thailand - also bandwidth audio sound of smooth 5 - 6 kHz
wide,

b  -  and S-meter decreases remarkable after Nanning TX off at 16.01:33
UT, to S=7-8 signal level.

Also the audio width of AIR Aizawl is much smaller, and sound
characteristic is rather 'rough / hoarse' like a very old WWII field
telephone line.

When checked 5050 kHz SW at 1454 UT on Dec 16, noted S=9+30dB signal in
remote SDR location in Eastern Thailand, and // Baibu Bay Radio program on
VLC player, some '4 seconds later delay' in internet, - than shortwave via
remote server unit in Thailand, and signal path from Thailand to southern
Germany via internet.

<rtmp://219.159.81.36/live/bbr>             Beibu Bay Radio FM 96.4 MHz

[ source via webplayer ]
<http://video.bbrtv.com/index.php?option=com_content&ItemId=11>

and others of Beibu FM channels too,
<http://www.mytuner.mobi/radio/country/china/city/nanning-stations>

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/lypl>     T-Radio 104.0 MHz

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/fashion>  Fashion Radio

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/1003>     Traffic Radio  aac 64 kbps

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/910>      Guangxi News FM 91.0 MHz

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/970> Fortune/Hostess Radio 97.0 MHz

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/930> STAR Guangxi FM 93.0MHz aac 64 kbps

<rtmp://media.bbrtv.com:1935/live/950> Music Radio 95.0 MHz aac 64 kbps

<rtsp://218.28.9.99/yinyue>   or   <mms://218.28.9.99/yinyue>
Classic Pop Musiic 97.4 MHz  128 kb ast/wma 48 kHz

The other Baibu Bay Radio SW channel of 9820 kHz was totally
covered by CNR 2nd national domestic sce from Xianyang #594 tx site,
at 0900-1605 UT.

5050 kHz SW Baibu Bay Radio from Nanning-CHN was still on S=9+30dB signal
at 1559-1601 UT - SWITCH OFF at 16.01:35 UT on Dec 16,

let underneath  AIR Aizawl, Mizoram, North East India program in the
clear, also on 5050.000 ! exact fq., not even a single Hertz difference in
between ...

Listen to the enclosed recording, which taken of AIR 5050 kHz bcast
between 16.02 and and 16.29:43 UT program end.

AIR station ID given by lady announcer
at  {01.41m/s on recording}  16.30:04 til 16.30:26 UT,
and finally AIR Aizawl tx switch OFF at 16.30:54 UT.UT

see also
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aizawl>

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

<https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/28/Indian_school_c
hildren_at_Hnahthial.jpg/1920px-Indian_school_children_at_Hnahthial.jpg>

their language doesn't sound like Hindu language family, sounds rather
different like Burmese, or wiki mentioned Sino-Tibetan langs ...
"Mizo and the Burmese are of the same family..."
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

re 5050 kHz Chinese. see Aoki Nagoya list, or WRTH 2017 page 462 - 463
... little too early for Chinese on 60mb ...

... why not BBR Nanning #954 tx site technical test of nominal VO Beibu
Bay Radio at different other hours on the day ?

dark prop path at 20 UT in mid winter
via Siberia, northern Scandinavia, Greenland into North America ...

recently heard at 17.50 UT
5050even    CHN  VoBeibu R, light Chinese mx, S=7-8 in Delhi remote unit

Now 5050.000 even on Uwe's unit in eastern Thailand remote, at 1455 UT,
time pips at 15.00:04 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

INDONESIA   4869.905  RRI Wamena scheduled here on that channel,
S=6 or -90dBm tiny, just above threshold level, at 1212 UT on Dec 10.

9526.049  VoIndonesia Cimanggis, at 2003 UT on Dec 10,
S=8-9 strength in Brisbane Queensland Australia.

INDONESIA   9525.998 kHz measured now,
centered fq on Mandarin language sce of VoIndonesia Cimanggis
at 1125 UT on Dec 9. Many IDs in slow Mandarin spoken.
Heard more than fair on remote Perseus in New Delhi, India.

Yes real, Cimanggis TX wandered from 9525.998 up to 9526.049 kHz
within three hours.
Or exchanged the xxx5.990 by the xxx6.049 kHz transmitter unit ?

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9 / 10)

9526.049, Dec 8 at 1246 UT, JBA carrier from VOI, reactivated Dec 5 after
several days off, slightly new frequency, ex 9525.9v kHz, so is this a
different transmitter? Certainly no better than the old one as far as
being too weak, and undermodulated?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 8)

INDONESIA   9526.055  on Dec 14 at 1438 UT, JBA carrier from VOI, so again
all I can do is pin down the exact frequency, after applying correxion
factor to slightly-off R-75 readout.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 14)

9526.049 exact fq at 1508 UT on Thur Dec 15, VoINS Cimanggis slow speed
spoken Chinese. S=9+10dB signal strength in Thailand remote unit.

Heavy co-channel QRM noted in Uwe's remote unit in eastern Thailand.
Co-ch even 9525 CRI English via Kashgar western China site.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

IRAN   7370.005  VoIRI Sirjan outlet in Arabic towards Saudi peninsula
strait south at 198degr azimuth.

S=9+50dB or -21dBm POWERHOUSE ! in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit.
Male voice presenter in progress at 0503 UT on Dec 16,

// from Zahedan bcast center outlet on 7380.002 kHz towards North Africa
Levante, Palestine, Sahel, West Africa; at S=9+40dB powerful signal too.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4010.221  Radio Birinchi, Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka, noted
at 1605-1615 UT on Dec 15. S=7 to 8 signal, during remote SDR reception on
eastern Thailand installation. Since many days, nothing heard anymore on
// 4819v kHz.

5129.9675  S=7 signal of Radio Maranatha, Sadaye Zindagi, also via Bishkek
Krasnaya Rechka, bcast center. S=7 or -86dBm noted in Doha Qatar site at
1740 UT on Dec 15.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

KOREA  Rep of    New test frequencies of KBS World Radio, Dec 12-17
1300-1400 NF9805 KIM 100 kW 319 deg to CeAS Russian Dec 12-13
1300-1400 NF9795 KIM 100 kW 319 deg to CeAS Russian Dec 14-15
1300-1400 NF9790 KIM 100 kW 319 deg to CeAS Russian Dec 16-17

1800-1900  7235 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian no change

Fair signal of KBS World Radio test frequency 9805 kHz, Dec 13
1300-1400 9805 KIM 100 kW 319 deg to CeAS Russian, QRM VOA Korean 9800.

Other test frequencies: 9795 kHz Dec 14 / Dec 15;
and 9790 kHz Dec 16 / Dec 17.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12 / 16)

KOREA D.P.R.   Noted some heavy oddity by Voice of Korea's outlets
in 19 mb this morning;

in 0530 to 0627 UT time section heard in Qatar, India and Tokyo Japan:

 7220.000 Chinese, powerhouse in Japan.
 9445.000 Chinese, powerhouse in Japan.
 9730.000 Chinese, powerhouse in Japan.
11735.002 Spanish, S=9+15dB in Tokyo and Nagoya Japan remotes. 0623 UT
13650.004 English, only S=7 in Doha Qatar.
13759.998 Spanish, poor S=5 in Doha Qatar, at 0620 UT.
15104.973 English, alignement quarz is frosty?, Chorus px,
          S=7 in Doha Qatar
15179.983 Spanish, tiny poor S=5 noted in Doha Qatar. 0614 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

KOREA D.P.R.  9425.003  Voice of Korea from Kujang site
in German language, S=8-9 signal heard in Brisbane Australia, at 2011 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   Kyrgyz Birinchi Radio Bishkek noted today Dec 10th on
4010.220 kHz at 1204 UT, S=6 in Colombo at 1203 UT, moved slightly to
4010.215 kHz at 1248 UT, S=9 signal, in Russian language,
news reader, male voice noted on Mauno's remote SDR in Finland.

But suffered heavily by adjacent - likely - European UTE {military?}
data sce on 4011.5 to 4015.4 kHz, S=9+25dB, 16 x data peaks visible.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

LAOS/CHINA   6129.971  Surprisingly  O D D  fq outlet from Laotian
National Radio Vientiane in - I guess - Laotian language, heard these
days. S=9+15dB heard in Colombo at 1231 UT on Dec 10.

Co-channel even 6130.0 kHz PBS Xizang in Tibetan (sing-lang)
from Lhasa Baiding #602 TX bcast center site.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

MADAGASCAR   5012v  on Dec 13, noted missing in the 1600/1700 UT timeslot,
but on air later, drifting a bit as usual. Today, Dec 14, again not
observed at 1700 UT, but just a few minutes later a carrier appeared on
5004 kHz, drifting around by several kHz and disappearing again soon. At
recheck just before 1800 UT, clearly Madagascar on 5009.5v kHz, drifting
downwards soon to 5009v kHz.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Dec 14)

MADAGASCAR   5008.44 kHz.  Tuned in at 0236 UT to hear singing that
sounded like an anthem (although they are listed as signing on at 0200
UT). At 0230 UT, male and female announcers, with a clear mention of
Madagascar. Then African pop mx. Signal occasionally drifts enough that I
hear a low het (in ECSS), and then it returns to 5008.44 kHz.

Signal strength is ok, but there's a lot of QRN, plus QRM from an SSB
signal on the low side and, of course, non-stop preaching on the high
side. So I couldn't listen to this signal if I weren't obsessed with DX.
Signal is starting to fade around 0245 UT, which is consistent with
sunrise in Madagascar.
(Art Delibert-MD-USA, dxld Dec 15)

MADAGASCAR   Reception of WCB Madagascar World Voice, Dec 14

1800-1900  9570 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to EaEUR Russian tx#1KNLS, New Life Stn
1800-1900 17640 MWV 100 kW 310 deg to WeAF English tx#2 African Pathways R

1900-2000  9495 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to EaEUR Russian tx#2KNLS, New Life Stn
1900-2000 11945 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to NE/ME Arabic  tx#1Radio Feda

Radio Publique Africaine via MGB Dec 14
1800-1831 11550 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to SoAF Kirundi
1831-1858 11550 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to SoAF French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

MALAYSIA   6049.992  RTVM  K-L  Kajang played pop mx in progress
at 1227 UT, S=9+15dB or -53dBm powerful signal across the Indian Ocean
from K-L into Colombo remote SDR.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

MOLDOVA/ARMENIA/BULGARIA/FRANCE  ...

to KURDISTAN {Turkey, Syria, Iran, Iraq}
Denge Kurdistan is on air with new start / end of broadcast
0330-2130  9400 various transmitters to WeAS Kurdish, ex0400-2200 UT.

Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Kurdish program, BRB Ludo Maes FMO brokered.

[MOLDOVA]   7400  Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, noted instead of 9400 kHz now
here in 41mb, requested as 0330-0600 UT. Via Grigoriopol Maiac tx site in
Pridnestrovie Moldova.

At 0506 UT on Dec 16, S=9+40dB or -38dBm powerful signal in NE/ME target.
Talk on sultan Erdogan - many times mentioned,
female voice phone-in talk-interview program.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

11600 kHz noted at 0645 UT on Dec 16, Kurdish radioplay like a movie copy,
martial soldier fighter sound...

S=9+20 or -48dBm heard in Doha Qatar and in northern Netherlands remote
units, rather poor signal noted in Moscow Russia remote SDR though.

So, seemingly Yerevan Gavar Armenia relay signal ?????

But look at very recent
Grigoriopol Moldova HFCC request, from 161216 til 250317 :

11600kHz 0600-1300 UT to zones 39,40
KCH  300kW  130degr       0 237 1234567 161216-250317 Kurdish MDA BRB FMO.

Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Kurdish program, BRB Ludo Maes FMO brokered.

re Radyoya Denge Kurdistane

at Doha Qatar remote unit S=9+20 or -48dBm heard at 0710 UT on Dec 16,

but also two bundles of wobbling/hopping
SPURIOUS signals of S=6-7 signal strength
noted on center 11549.883v and 11650.091v kHz,

either side visible 6 x 100 Hertz apart buzz peaks,
like spurs at 11549.779, x.883, x.983, 11550.083 ... kHz

is from Sofia Kostinbrod ?, Moldova or Armenia ?

[later] on 11600 kHz still heard at 1440 UT check.

At 1820 UT on Dec 16 noted in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit:

7455 kHz S=9+25 or -47dBm signal strength.

7455 1600-2130 39,40   KCH  300 116   0 218 daily
161216-250317  Kurdish  MDA BRB  18086

From Fri Dec 16 Denge Kurdistan will be on air, HFCC.org database
0330-0600  7400 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0600-1300 11600 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1300-1600 11600 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1600-2130  7455 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish

til 15 Dec
 9400 0400 0800 39,40 KCH 300 130 0 237 1234567 301016 151216 Kur MDA BRB
 9400 0800 1200 39,40 ERV 300 192 0 218 1234567 301016 151216 Kur ARM BRB
 9400 1200 1600 39,40 KCH 300 116 0 218 1234567 301016 151216 Kur MDA BRB
 9400 1600 2000 39,40 KCH 300 116 0 218 1234567 301016 151216 Kur MDA BRB

from 16 Dec
 7400 0330 0600 39,40 KCH 300 130 0 237 1234567 161216 250317 Kur MDA BRB
11600 0600 1300 39,40 KCH 300 130 0 237 1234567 161216 250317 Kur MDA BRB
11600 1300 1600 39,40 KCH 300 116 0 218 1234567 161216 250317 Kur MDA BRB
 7455 1600 2130 39,40 KCH 300 116 0 218 1234567 161216 250317 Kur MDA BRB
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

MYANMAR    5914.991  MRMS Naypyidaw S=9+20dB in southern Sri Lanka remote
SDR unit. At 1218 UT on Dec 10. Female local pop singer heard. Underneath
but poor signal co-channel CRI Mongolian language sce, from Huhhot bcast
center.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

NIGERIA   7254.940  Pause at 1958 UT, but Voice of Nigeria, French
language program start at 2000 UT on Dec 13, nice audio feed, but rather
poor today at S=5 or -94dBm level, and heavy QRM til 1957 UT by CRI
Turkish sce from Kunming site on even 7255 kHz. At 2000 UT also CRI
Russian from Baoji-Xinjie site started, but equal fair signal level.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

OMAN   13600.502 very odd 502 Hertz exact fq,
maybe a finger glitch on the keyboard ?
Radio Oman in Arabic, S=9+35dB powerhouse observed in Qatar.
Radio magazine talk by male and female at 0612 UT on Dec 10 / 0850 UT
on Dec 14.  20 kHz wide excellent audio signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10 / 14)

OMAN/MALI   Poor signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman odd 15140.6 kHz,
on Dec 12
1400-1500 15140.6 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR English, low modulation.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

15140.502 kHz measured on Dec 13 at 1630 UT noted only S=5-6 here in
southern Germany.

Nearby CRI Bamako Mali in Arabic, also keyboard glitch odd frequency ? on

15124even frequency at 1637 UT on Dec 13, S=9+15dB signal.
Chinese pop mx like Karaoke singer, in Arabic section service.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

PAKISTAN   The item of Radio Pakistan in page 483  on WRTH 2017 issue is
correct. Noted on remote SDR installation at Doha Qatar, Arab peninsula:

7265 even frequency of Islamabad heard in 0500-0630 UT time slot, but also
heard further more later in 0630-0650 time slot.

Program stopped, and Islamabad TX switched off at 06.49:10 UT
today Dec 10.

Girls Childrens hour noted at 0610 to 0630 UT, Saturday Dec 10.

S=9+10dB or -62dBm, later on daytime path - after 0640 UT -
signal did fade down in strength.

Political interview on Afghanistan matter at 0630-0634 UT.
Followed by male singer - solo, without music instruments.

Radio PAKistan B.C., see also new WRTH 2017, page 483.

see former B-14 schedule, ex 7470, now 7265 exact fq in B-16 season,

looks like a proper 100 / 250 kW unit from Islamabad,
noted on Doha Qatar remote Perseus unit this morning.
73 wolfy df5sx

PAKISTAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Frequency Management Cell - PBC Hqrs - Islamabad - Pakistan
HF BROADCAST SCHEDULE formerly B-14 to 28th March 2015
Language Frequency Band Transmission Transmission
       kHz    Hours UTC     Hours PKT

Formerly scheduled different time to South Asia
                UTC         Local Time
Balti  7265   0445-0530     0945-1030
Sheena 7265   0530-0615     1030-1115

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

RUSSIA   Poor and weak signal of Comintern Radio, Dec 13
1415 & 1455  6209.8 VOR 001 kW non-dir to EaEUR, songs.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

SAUDI ARABIA   15284.970  The usual odd fq service of Riyadh in Swahili
language to East Africa, S=7 signal at 0609 UT in dead - or rather lower
nearby skip zone at Doha Qatar location.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

SAUDI ARABIA   9695.037  on Dec 14 at 1409 UT, weak talk, off-frequency
typical of Turkey, but HFCC shows this is BSKSA, 500 kW, 55 degrees from
Riyadh in Pashto at 1400-1600 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 14)

Yes, traced also at 1520 UT on Dec 15 on 9695.037 kHz BSKSA Pashto
language service. S=9+15dB in eastern Thailand remote SDR unit,
located close to Cambodian order, thanks Uwe.

9714.979  BSKSA morning HQ prayer in progress at 0643 UT on Dec 16.
S=9+15dB or -61dBm strength. Accompanied also 120 Hertz buzz tones,
8 x times apart distance either sideband, plus also 60, 180,
and 240 Hertz string visible, also +/minus 100 Hertz string apart too.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15 / 16)

SOLOMON ISLAND  5020.000  SIBC heard in Tokyo Japan remote unit,
up to S=9
"Road to Mandalay" heard, but not march version,
"Bam bam ba da ram bam bam" in rather woman singer version,
at 1132 UT on Dec 9, heard in Tokyo Japan remote SDR unit,

and another weaker peak is visible too, likely acc Aoki Nagoya database:

5019.992 kHz measured, OBX9K  Horizonte Chachapoyas, Peru?
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

SOMALIA   7119.9985  Somalia S=9 signal in eastern Thailand
remote SDR unit.
At 1523 UT on Dec 15. Typical HoA music / singer.

7119.999  Radio Hargeysa Somalia, S=9+20dB signal noted at 0445 UT
on Dec 16 in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit. HoA music played.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15 / 16)

SOUTH AFRICA  and  SURROUNDING   Bandscan South Africa and Namibia

Hallo Wolfgang, hier der Bandscan von meinem diesjaehrigen Aufenthalt im
suedlichen Afrika. Diesmal bin ich von Kapstadt nach Norden gefahren, habe
die Grenze zu Namibia passiert und bin am Fish River Canyon gewesen. Vor
dort dann nach Osten in die Kalahari an die Grenze zu Suedfrika. Einen Tag
im Kgalagadi NP auf suedafrikanischem Territorium, dann weiter nach Norden
in die Naehe von Stampriet und schliesslich nach Windhoek.

Von dort mit dem Flieger nach Jo'burg, ein Wochenende in den Maluti
Mountains an der Grenze zu Lesotho und wieder zurueck nach DL.

Das DXen macht kaum noch Spass. Man hoert eigentlich nur Chinesen, Channel
Africa und TWR SWaziland. Vo Hope Africa war fuer mich neu.
73 - Hans-Friedrich (Dumrese-D wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

Bandscan 2016 South Africa / Namibia

 531 1855 BOT R Botswana, Maun              Vn               161128
 567 1850 AFS Cape Talk, Vlaeberg           E                161121
 576 2000 AFS R Veritas, Meyerton           E EWTN           161126
 639 1859 LSO LNBS Maseru                   Vn               161128
 648 1901 BOT R Botswana, Mopipi            Vn  // 531       161128
 657 1922 AFS R Pulpit, Meyerton            E   // 729       161123
 729 1837 AFS Cape Pulpit, Bellville        E/Vn             161121
 810 1842 MOZ EP da Gaza, Xai-Xai (tent)    P                161125
 828 1840 AFS Magic 828 AM, Cape Town       E                161121
 846 1843 AFS Umhlobo Wenene FM, Komga      E/Vn             161125
 891 1844 LSO LNBS Ultimate FM, Maseru      E "Cosmic R"     161125
 909 1844 BOT VOA, Mopeng Hill              E                161125
 972 1941 BOT R Botswana, Takotokwane       Vn  // 531       161126
1170 1845 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        E                161125
1206 1905 MOZ R Mocambique, Inhambane       P                161128
1215 1944 BOT R Botswana, Mahalapye         Vn  // 531       161126
1350 1903 BOT R Botswana, Tshabong          Vn  // 531       161128
1422 1848 AFS R South Africa (Panhellenic R)Gr               161125
1485 1859 AFS Radio Today, Johannesburg     E                161125
1530 1830 STP VoA, Pinheira                 F                161124

3255 1924 AFS BBC, Meyerton                 E                161123
3320 1806 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 1800-0500 161124 (*)

4765 1645 TJK Tajik R 1  ?                  Vn               161128
4800 1646 IND AIR Hyderabad (Chennai)       Hindi            161128
4810 1646 IND AIR Mumbai                    Hindi            161128
4820 1646 CHN PBS Xizang, Lhasa             Ch               161128
4850 1647 IND AIR Kohima                    Hindi            161128
4895 1649 AFS SASRL, Meyerton               E Amateur R today161128
4905 1651 CHN PBS Xizang                    E Vegetarians    161128
4920 1653 CHN PBS Xizang                    E -"-, 17 Tibetan161128
4930 1930 BOT VoA, Mopeng Hill              E                161123
4950 1653 AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos              P                161128
4980 1655     unid, tent CHN                                 161128
5010 1657 IND AIR Chennai                   Hindi            161128
5010 1850 MDG R Madagasikara                Vn               161128
5040 1659 IND AIR Jeypore                   Hindi            161128
5060 1703     unid, tent CHN                Ch               161128

5945 1654 CHN CNR1, Beijing                 Chinese          161122
5985 1655 CHN CRI, Beijing                  Swahili          161122
6025 1549 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        Shona            161125
6025 1657 CHN PBS Xizang, Lhasa             Tibetan          161122
6080 1705 CHN CNR1, Beijing                 Chinese // 5945  161122
6100 1717 CHN CRI, Beijing                  E // 6165        161122
6130 1900 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        Umbundu          161125
6130 1935 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        P                161123
6165 1707 CHN CRI, Beijing                  E                161122
6180 1724 UAE IBRA Media, Dhabbaya          Somali           161122
6190 1725 AFS BBC, Meyerton                 E                161122

7230 0716 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      E                161130
7235 1932 G   IBRA Media, Wooferton         Zarma            161123
7235 2000 ROU R Romania Int'l, Tiganesti    Sp               161123
7275 1851 KOR KBS World R, Kimjae           E                161128
7285 0556 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 0500-0800 161130 (*)
7295 1936 CHN CRI, Kashi                    E                161123
7325 1852 CHN CRI, Beijing                  Persian          161128
7340 1853 CHN CRI, Beijing (tent)           Ch, not Italian  161128
7365 1939 CHN CRI, Beijing                  P                161123
7405 1854 CHN CRI, Beijing                  E                161128
7405 1940 CHN CRI, Xian                     P // 7365        161123
7445 0717 AFS BBC, Meyerton                 E                161130

9410 1942 UAE BBC, Dhabbaya                 E                161123
9495 1915 MDG Christian Broadcasting KNLS   Ru               161129
9599 1808 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        E                161122
9635 1914     SOH                           Ch               161129
9650 1640 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 0800-1800 161122 (*)
9670 1913 J   NHK, Yamata                   Jap              161129
9680 0718 ZMB Vo Hope Africa                E // 11680       161130
9780 1912 BOT Afia Darfur, Selebi-Phikwe    A                161129
9915 0719 ASC BBC, Ascension                E                161130
9915 1911 G   BBC, Wooferton                E                161129
9940 1910 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        Lingala          161129
9940 1935 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        F                161123

10000 1916 B   PPE Obs. Nac., Rio de Janeiro ts, ann ale 10s  161129

11640 0720 CHN CRI, Jinhua                   Ch               161130

13685 0721 F   RFI, Issodoun                 Hausa            161130
13800 1611 MDG R Tamazuj, Talata-Volonondry  Urdu // 15540    161125

15105 1557 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Manzini        KiRundi          161125
15150 1559 D   Athmeeya Yatra, Nauen         Vn               161125
15175 1559 IND AIR, Panaji                   Vn, 1600 s/off   161125
15205 1600 ARS BSKSA, Riyadh                 A Holy Qu'ran    161125
15225 1600 ARS BSKSA, Riyadh                 A not // 15205   161125
15235 1601 AFS Channel Africa                F Ch             161125
15275 1601 CLN DW, Trincomalee               A                161125
15290 1602 F   DW, Issodoun                  E                161125
15300 0722 F   RFI, Issodoun                 F                161130
15315 1602 F   DW, Issodoun                  E // 15290       161125
15360 1603 CLN AWR, Trincomalee              Vn               161125
15435 1604 ARS BSKSA, Riyadh                 A                161125
15460 1605 STP VoA, Pinheira                 A                161125
15540 1606 F   R Tamazuj, Issodoun           Urdu // 13800    161125
15580 1607 BOT VoA, Selebi-Phikwe            E                161125
15620 1608 G   VoA, Wooferton                Somali           161125
15660 1609     unid                          distorted        161125
15715 1610 GUM KSDA, Agat                    E rlg            161125

17640 1620 ASC BBC, Ascension                E                161125

(*) R Sonder Grense is the only station, which you can hear
throughout the day.
(Hans-Friedrich Dumrese- on tour in Africa, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

SPAIN   Reception of Radio Exterior de Espana via 3 transmitters Dec 11

1455-1500 all three frequencies Interval Signal, Frequency Schedule, TS
1500-1900  9690*NOB 200 kW 290 deg to EaNoAM Spanish Sat/Sun, fair/good
1500-1900 15390 NOB 200 kW 230 deg to SoAM   Spanish Sat/Sun, weak/fair
1500-1900 15500 NOB 200 kW 110 deg to NE/ME  Spanish Sat/Sun, tx is off
1500-1900 17755 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Sat/Sun, weak/fair.

* co-ch same  9690 KUN 150 kW 270 deg to SoAS Bengali CRI till 1600 UTC.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

SUDAN   7205  Omdurman with powerful S=9+20dB signal in remote SDR Doha
Qatar unit, but very low, I guess 5% only modulation level this morning.
btw.  nothing on air of Asmara Eritrea on 7146v neither on 7175 kHz
at this hour.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

7205 even fq. Sudan Radio Omdurman, very low modulation signal noted
in Doha Qatar, only 5% mod, but strong S=9+20dB carrier at 0452 UT Dec 16.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

SWAZILAND    Reception of TWR Africa via TWR Manzini Dec 10
1802-1902  9500 MAN 100 kW 013 deg to EaAF English
1905-1935  9940 MAN 100 kW 343 deg to CeAF Lingala
1935-1950  9940 MAN 100 kW 343 deg to CeAF French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

TAIWAN   15160  Most probabaly another SOH Taiwan Chinese channel,
observed also in past months. Weak S=4-5 signal at 0606 UT,
talk on Mao Tse Dung.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

TAJIKISTAN   another fault noted this morning on Tajik radio
transmissions.

7245.000  Ovozi Tojik, Voice of Tajik in Persian satellite feed from
Dushanbe to Orzu transmitter site in the south of the country failed, and
had very short audio interrupts and appearances by half second in between,
terrible to listen to. Persian sce 04-06 UT, heard at 0544 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

4765.000 even fq.  Once again very poor signal from Tajik R1 Yangi Yul
domestic sce, S=4 at 1209 UT. Reserve TX / antenna unit in service?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

TAJIKISTAN   11507, on Dec 11 at 1344 UT, JBA carrier, aha, smax of Voice
of Tibet, and indeed it is, via TAJIKISTAN, as Ivo Ivanov reported:

"Frequency changes for Voice of Tibet on Nov 24:

1200-1215 NF11512 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15543
1215-1230 NF11512 DB  100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15537
1230-1245 NF11512 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15528
1245-1300 NF11512 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15522
1300-1330 NF11507 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15517
1330-1400   11507 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan no change"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 11)

11507 Tajik R from Orzu with "Voice of Tibet" relay, 1335 UT on Dec 14.
Very weak in Doha Qatar and Moscow Russia, only S=4 or -99dBm.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

TURKEY   7240.004  Voice of Turkey Emirler, English service 04-05 UT to
NE/ME target, POWERHOUSE S=9+50dB or -27dBm (!) observed at 0455 UT,
Turkish folk mx string instrument music.

9700.005  Voice of Turkey Emirler, Turkish sce observed at 0640 UT, S=8-9
in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit, female presenter, and male interview.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

UKRAINE   Today, November 30, media reported that the Ukrainian Cabinet of
Ministers has been terminated with the Russian government agreement on
cooperation in the field of broadcasting and television. In addition, the
agreement was terminated in the field of information. It is reported that
on November 30 during the meeting of the Ukrainian government

>> made a decision to break cooperation with Russia.

The draft decision during the meeting was presented by the Minister of
Information Policy of Ukraine Yuri Stec.

Agreement on cooperation in the field of information between the two
countries was signed in 1998. Agreement was supposed to "free and wide
exchanges of information, including between the news agencies, printed,
audiovisual and other media.

In January 2014 in Ukraine was banned dozens of social, political and
entertainment channels. Thus, the country banned the First Channel
broadcast content channel "NTV-Mir", "RTR-Planeta", "Russia 24", "My
Planet", "Fighter" and "Chanson-TV." Based on materials TASS

<http://www.pravda-tv.ru/2016/11/30/269078/ukraina-rastorgla-soglashenie-
s-rossiej-o-televidenii>

Ukraine has begun construction of a 150-meter TV tower for broadcasting in
Crimea.

In the village Chongar in the south of the Kherson region of Ukraine has
begun construction of the tower teleradiokommunikatsionnoy. It is expected
that with the help of facilities will be set up broadcasting in Crimea.
About the beginning of construction on Friday, 2 December, on his Facebook
page said the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Artem
Bidenko.

"On Chongar began assembling a 150-meter tower" - the official said. He
added that the facility should be ready before the end of the year to
conduct broadcasting in the Crimea and in the south of the Kherson region
will be able to four radio FM-band.

The search for land for the construction of the tower of power of Kherson
region were announced in April this year. At the same time Minister of
Information Policy of Ukraine in the Crimea Emine Dzheppar explained that
the funds for the construction of facilities to provide private person.

In November last year, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov demanded
drown the peninsula Ukrainian TV channels and radio.

"Strip the Ukrainian media as a class! To even I have not heard that
someone was watching the telecast unclear. It is better to "Good night,
kids" let them look "- he said.

<https://lenta.ru/news/2016/12/02/tv_vishka/>
(via RUS-DX 4 Dec direct and via WoR dxld Dec 7)

UNIDENTIFIED/
[probably RUSSIA_n patriot from eastern Ukraine Lugansk canton state]
Another occasional catch: Transmitter signing on and off 1700+ on 7155
kHz, AM, fair/good, likely Ukrainian broadcaster (relayed by ham/pirate?)
with news and music, mentioning Lugansk and Ukraine. Not sure if language
was Ukrainian or Russian.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld Dec 15)

UNIDentified probably clandestine broadcast in Korean Dec 5
1530-1700  7195 unknown tx unknown to NoEaAS, very poor/weak
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

UNIDENTIFIED   on 7195.000 even fq, maybe Unidentified Korean language
bcast sce ? S=9+25dB. given ID, time and fq at 1539 UT
IDed 'gong gong ...', broadband wide 11.8 kHz bcast,
likely Korean language?

Tashkent UZB outlet of Babcock brokered Voice of Martyrs / North Korea
Reform Radio, but different px 7510 kHz at same time slot.

Ham Radio IARU Bandwatch will NOT BE AMUSED.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 15)

UAE   17845  R. Ergo (relay) via Al Dhabbaya relay UAE, 1248 UT tlk by W
in apparent Somali, HoA mx. W returned at 1258 UT, then choral singing.
And off at 1259:28 UT. Really fady signal. Have never had any luck hearing
this. Used the 820 foot 60 degr BOG.

17845kHz 1200-1300 UT to zones 48E,48SW  DHA  250kW 225degr Somali UAE BAB
(Dave Valko-PA-USA Nov 25-26, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

17640.132  this odd fq bcast transmission coming from Al Dhabbaya site in
UAE, is one of the four units, always on upper side more than 100 Hertz
distance up.
BBC English noted at 0730 UT on Dec 16, S=8 strength in Doha Qatar SDR
remote rx.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

USA   9505.004  WHRI English sermon, slowly spoken by different speaker,
at 23.54 UT Dec 9. S=9+5dB signal heard in Germany.

B u t  'TOM Brother Stair roarer' back at 23.56 UT Dec 9.
web site and e-mail address given, switch to 5920 kHz channel
announcement, and TX cut - switch off at 23.59:15 UT.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

USA   7504.985v, UT Sat Dec 3 at 0447 UT, WRNO in Chinese at S=9+10dB
fading to S7. Keeps drifting upward as I try to measure it, here as of
0453 UT when it's music.

7505.36v, on Dec 4 at 0204 UT, S9 WRNO, someone about to read in English
from a book by Dr Mawire, drifts up to 7505.40 kHz and during music
abruptly jumps way down to 7504.87 kHz to start another drift upward.
And so it goes.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 4)

USA   15239.986  Sun Dec 11 at 1740 UT, presumed Luganda talk from R.
Munansi via WWRB, very poor with a slight echo, possibly long/short path?
Also at 1844 UT, poor with African music, no echo.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 11)

USA   WMLK Radio was back again shortwave Dec 11
1700-1732  9275 MLK 250 kW 053 deg to WeEUR English
1732-1822  9275 MLK 250 kW 053 deg to WeEUR dead air
1822-2200  9275 MLK 250 kW 053 deg to WeEUR English

Fair to good signal of WMLK Radio (Assemblies of Yahweh) Dec 14
1700-2200  9275 MLK 250 kW 053 deg to WeEUR English, at 1830 dead air
Wrong frequency annmt 9475 kHz, instead of 9275 kHz and wrong morning px:
0400-0900 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11 / 14)

USA   15220  on Dec 4 at 2123 UT, VOA One rock music, IADs of a couple
seconds at irregular intervals, during the so-called Haitian Creole
service at 2100-2130 UT which however at least on weekends fills with VOA
One instead. Also on 11720 kHz, and carriers are open well before 2100 UT.
This is not // 15580 kHz also VOA Greenville, with African service music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Dec 4)

UZBEKISTAN   North Korea Reform Radio via RED Telecom Tashkent, Dec 14
2030-2130  7500 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, weak signal today.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 14)

VANUATU   7259.955  VUT  Radio Vanuatu in English, prayer and mentioned
often Vanuatu at 2017 UT, S=7-8 or -76dBm signal strength in Brisbane
Queensland, Australia remote unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

VATICAN STATE   7315  Radio Dabanga, Sudanese Arabic sce,
via SMG Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican Radio relay, at 0500 UT
S=9+25dB or -52dBm signal level. 2 male voice presenter.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 16)

VATICAN STATE   POPE FRANCIS: THE STEPS OF VATICAN REFORM
By Andrea Gagliarducci. On 5 Dicembre 2016

At midnight on November 30 the historical Vatican Radio station
located within the Vatican walls shut down its broadcasts on medium
wave (AM). This is part of a process of broadcast reform that began
back in 2012 when the then Vatican Radio Director, Fr. Federico
Lombardi, SJ, announced that the Radio was going to cease broadcasting
on short and medium waves step by step. In the meantime, the
inauguration of the major internet news-portal that will gather
Vatican Radio and Vatican TV into one webpage should come shortly: it
is part of the ongoing reform of communication.

As the shut-down of short- and medium- wave broadcasting had been
foreseen, the question is why the final decision hit the world around
the Vatican as a surprise?

When planning to leave the leadership of Vatican Radio after many years,
Fr. Lombardi emphasized that he had always fought to retain shortwave
broadcasting. Alberto Gasbarri, the long-time organizer of papal trips,
also underscored the importance of keeping shortwave broadcasting.

Behind this discussion, and behind the changes the Vatican is
experiencing, lies a clue about what is going on in Pope Francis's
pontificate. Transitions scheduled far in advance become difficult, as
the Pope seems almost detached from the rest of the Curia, since he
thinks independently and on the basis of opinions of people he trusts.

Basically, Vatican Radio's switch to the Internet had been already
planned, but without considering a complete shut-down of the shortwave
broadcasting. Shortwave radio, Vatican Radio experts explain, can
reach out more effectively to the poor of the world, because it can be
heard in every place in the world and it is almost impossible for
broadcasts to be jammed.

In the end, they argued, shortwave should be kept for reasons of
evangelization. This was Fr. Lombardi's idea, and he also wanted to
expand the number of broadcast languages at Vatican Radio. Certainly,
the idea was not supported by those who favored reform of Vatican
media. Television, radio, "Osservatore Romano": every branch of
Vatican media needed to reorganize, to adopt a new editorial
mentality, to update procedures and yet to remain anchored to time-
tested Vatican information traditions. That same information craft
that was made strong by the independence of Vatican media, made
possible by Vatican sovereignty and by the extensive information
gathering efforts of the international network of papal nuncios made
the Vatican a lone voice speaking out on behalf of the weakest people.

Between one reform project and another, the sense of the mission of
spreading the message of the Gospel apparently got lost, by
concentrating on technical details rather than on the search for
timely and first-hand information. This latter project will probably
consititute the second step of Vatican communications reform, once the
technological reform is over.

[...]   This cultural problem is probably at the basis of the lack of
discussions of content in curial reforms. The typical example is that
of the reform of communications. Talking about reform, the focus is on
the shut-down of shortwave or medium wave radio, that is, it focuses
on the way to reach out to the maximum audience possible. At the same
time, the effectiveness of communication as a means of spreading the
Gospel is an overshadowed topic.

[...]  The shut-down of Vatican Radio's medium wave broadcasts is thus
the closing of an era. It is not so just because of the choice to shut
down the broadcasts. It is so mostly because it happens in a moment
when everything is seemingly headed in one precise direction. A moment
when the topic of the Gospel is set aside, while the Vatican is trying
to grab an audience. A moment when Pope Francis's extraordinary
popularity is apparently used not in order to teach the faith, but in
order to create division.  [...] much more religious details, read:

<http://www.mondayvatican.com/vatican/pope-francis-the-steps-of-vatican-
reform>

(Vince Ferme, Ottawa-ON-CAN, WoR / dxld Dec 7)

VIETNAM   6020  Voice of Vietnam, 4th mountain domestic service
from Dac Lac site at 1223 UT on Dec 10.

Usual two SPURIOUS signals noted, - even in Colombo Sri Lanka remote
SDR installation, wobbling signals centered on 6006.610 and 6033.39 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

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New Winter 2016-2017 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide
Now Available

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the Winter 2016-2017
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The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to
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Whether you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts,
and want to get in on the action outside of the ham bands, then this new
electronic book from Teak Publishing is a must in your radio reference
library. (Dec 12)

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MUSIC ON SHORTWAVES.
Updates in Y_G bdxc-news-British DX Club news service

A Selection of Music Programmes on Shortwave - in B-16 broadcast period.

Compiled by Alan Roe  <alan-roe-swl -at- mail.com>

Versions of this list have first appeared in BrDXC-UK "Communication"
monthly magazine and NASWA Journal. Alan Roe 12 December 2016 (v 2.0)

Alan Roe posted a file
<Music on Shortwave B-16 v2.0.pdf>

Download via URL

<https://xa.yimg.com/df/bdxc-news/Music+on+Shortwave+B-
16+v2.0.pdf?token=vOhxzHULkhzvXGMtrzBpkiL97tdfdZoF32IDLF7uluWqq0ephC577GwL
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(Y_G ng Dec 12)

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