WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1288 20 Febr 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALASKA   HAARP  Tests,  20 and 21 Februar: 2700, 3300 kHz, 0300-0340 UT.

Campaign time! Experiments begin in the mid morning 19 February Alaska
Standard Time (AKST) and continue intermittently through the
evening each day through 22 February.

Luxembourg Broadcast

The first radio modification of the ionosphere occurred in the early 1930s
and was an accidental consequence of the new and powerful Radio Luxembourg
transmitter. In certain situations, listeners of other weaker broadcast
radio stations found that they sometimes heard Radio Luxembourg
programming even though it was transmitted on a completely different
frequency. Scientists and engineers eventually concluded that signals from
powerful Radio Luxembourg and less powerful stations were being mixed in
space, that is, through ionosphere modification.

HAARP will transmit a sequence of tones and music using amplitude
modulation (AM) on two different radio frequencies (2.7 MHz and 3.3 MHz)
in a sort of reproduction of this so-called Luxembourg Effect. If
conditions are sufficient and you tune-in to one frequency or the other,
you will hear tones and music from both frequencies. The tones and music
have been specifically composed to take advantage of the Luxembourg
effect.

The Luxembourg broadcast will begin as early as 6 p.m. on 19 and
20 Febr Alaska Standard Time (AKST) and conclude by 6:40 p.m. In
Coordinate Universal Time (UTC), the broadcasts will begin as early as
03:00 on 20 and 21 February and conclude by 03:40. Tune in to 2.7 MHz
or 3.3 MHz (2700 KHz or 3300 KHz), or both! The program is approximately
10 mins in duration and will repeat until 6:40 p.m. AKST or 03:40 UT.

<https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/gakonahaarpoon/operations-news>

73 Christoph,  <http://ratzer.at>   <http://remotedx.wordpress.com>
(via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX ng Febr 19)

ALBANIA   Strong signal of Radio Tirana on MW 1458v, Febr 9
1500-1630  1457.7vFLA 500 kW non-dir to WeEUR Albanian
1645-1700  1457.7vFLA 500 kW non-dir to WeEUR Greek

No signal  1394.9vFLA 500 kW  33 deg to WeEUR, Febr 7-8

No signal of Radio Tirana shortwave, Febr 10-13,
probably due to maintenance of damaged transmitter in Shijak

0800-1000  7390 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  Albanian Daily
1830-1900  7465 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  French   Mon-Sat
1900-1930  7465 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  Italian  Mon-Sat
2031-2100  7465 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  German   Mon-Sat
2100-2130  7465 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  English  Mon-Sat
0000-0100  7475 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to EaNoAM Albanian Daily
0230-0300  7475 SHI 100 kW 310 deg to EaNoAM English  Tue-Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

No signal on Febr 16, in 15-17 UT in 1458v kHz from Tirana Albania,
Fllaka site.

Only heard co-channels at Europe on 1458 kHz
Asian Network from London-UK and Romanian Radio Constanta to mixture.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

ALBANIA   7475-, Febr 15 at 0225 and 0240 UT chex, still no signal
from R. Tirana. Romania in French language is audible on 7410 kHz,
i.a., and China via Albania is in well on 9570 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

log to report, Radio Tirana's 3rd program Albanian, 08-10 UT Febr 15:

Nothing heard in 41 mb on 7390v kHz at all,
Shijak site 100 kW Made in China BBEF unit
Beijing BBEF Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (BBEF) formerly known as
Beijing Broadcast Equipment Factory,
off air this Febr 15 morning.

A very tiny weak peak seen around Balkan, Austria, or
Italy remote SDR unit screens - on exact 1394.971 kHz,
seemingly only the 'TX EXCITER' signal of Fllaka Albania
appears this morning.

In northwestern Germany and the Netherlands also 1395.008 kHz
covered by low powered music hobby station
heard on air around 0940 UT on Febr 15.

[later]  7475v kHz, NOTHING ON AIR from R Tirana Shijak Albanian sce
to Western Europe and North America target at 0012 UT on Febr 16.

Log to report, Radio Tirana's 3rd program Albanian, 08-10 UT Febr 18:

Nothing heard in 41 mb on 7390v kHz at all,
Shijak site 100 kW Made in China BBEF unit
off air this Febr 18 morning.

A very S=4-5 weak peak seen around Balkan, Austria, or
Italy remote SDR unit screens - on exact
1394.969 kHz at 0945 UT on Febr 18,
seemingly only the  'TX  EXCITER'  signal of Fllaka Albania center
appears this morning. No modulation 'ON AIR'.

In northwestern Germany and Amsterdam the Netherlands
also co-channel 1395.009 kHz
covered by low powered music hobby station
heard on air around 0830 UT on Febr 18.
Another very weak tiny strings visible on 1394.995 and 1394.979 kHz.

btw. The Chinese relay Cerrik Albania in Romanian on 7285 kHz
at 09.00-09.58 UT
at S=9+35dB powerhouse non-directional signal !
Excellent quality produced by the engineers.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15 / 16 / 18, 2017)

ALGERIA   891 kHz, test tone, noted at 1850 UT on Febr 14.  (H. Meixner)

891 kHz RTA Algiers ONCE AGAIN testing by the engineers, this noon
on 15 Febr. at 11.10 UT, some S=9+40dB or -30dBm strength in Northern
Italy, Riviera, Marken etc. 1000 Hertz tone audio, very strong
TEST signal, full power 600 kW?

Contains carrier peak on screen, as well as 4 x exact 1000 Hertz apart
distance audio peaks visible, on either side.

Channel adjacents
882 kHz  BBC heard in Italy on S=9+10dB level,
900 kHz  Rai R1 Milano Italy S=9+25dB
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15, 2017)

ARGENTINA  [and non]   6059.74, on Febr 5 at 2342, very poor signal, no
mod audible, probably SRDA Brasil, on its usual offset. Slightly stronger,
I think in Spanish, another carrier close to 6060.0 kHz, must be Radio
Nacional, rarely heard here, and nothing on its other possible frequencies
9690, 11710.6v, 15345v kHz.

11710.6v  on Febr 7 at 0220 UT, NO signal from RAE; it's never strong but
usually detectable on weeknights; and ought to be, compared to Brazil
11780 kHz propagating at S=9+25dB, and the other much weaker 25m ZYs.
I also have not heard anything recently on 15345v kHz in the afternoons.
So is RAE off completely, Arnaldo?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 8)

ARMENIA   {Bulgarian/Russian/ into English language auto translation}
Two weeks now, transfer the TWR Gavar MW 864 and 1350 kHz at 1605-1916 UT
taken with a distorted sound, the so-called "Hm," and since yesterday was
added, and the bird's voice. The interesting thing is that I put the radio
(with feritkoy) Grundig Yacht Boy 80 to a maximum of direction - there is
a very strong "Hmm," and on the floor the minimum is not available.
Another transmitter, or two of the transmitter antennas with two?

It turns on the TWR did not know that their transmission would not be
heard during this time - this includes of course, the program "The Way to
the truth" from Monday to Friday 1640-1710 UT at 864 kHz and the
"Voice of Salvation" on Fridays at 1840-1916 UT on 1350 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, in RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

Radio CJSC (Tx Operator)
Adr: 3333 Noratus, Armenia
Tel.: +374 99 706787
L.P.: Gagik Aloyan.
E-mail: <info -at- radio-int.am>
WEB:    <http://www.radio-int.am>
MW:  [ERV]  Gavar, Noratus: 1314 kHz 1000 kW; 1395 kHz 500 kW.
SW:  [ERV]  Gavar, Noratus: 4 x 100, 3 x 1000 kW.
Key: Transmissions on 1395 kHz have ceased.
Notes: The Closed Joined Stock Company (CJSC) "Radio" is the operator
of high power transmitting facilities in Armenia.

<http://www.wrth.com/_shop/wp-
content/uploads/WRTH2017IntRadioSuppl1_B16SchedulesUpdate.pdf>

(WRTH B16 update;  via AK Anatoly Klepov, Moscow-RUS,
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

ARMENIA   International Public Radio of Armenia
is the foreign service of Armenian Radio.

Transmitter site: Gavar, near Noratus, Gegharkunik
MW - 1000 kW; SW - 100 kW.

Time/UTC  Days    Language  Target           Freqs/kHz
1530-1545 Daily   Assyrian  Middle/Near East 4810
1545-1600 Daily   Greek     Middle/Near East 4810
1600-1630 Daily   Kurdish   Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1630-1700 Daily   Yezidi    Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1700-1715 Daily   Turkish   Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1715-1730 Mon-Fri Azeri     Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1715-1730 Sat/Sun Turkish   Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1730-1745 Daily   Turkish   Middle/Near East 1314 4810
1745-1815 Daily   Persian   Middle/Near East 4810
1815-1845 Daily   Arabic    Middle/Near East 4810

Middle East & Caucasus on Mediumwave and Shortwave
published by / British DX Club, UK.
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

ARMENIA -  Monitoring. January 19 from 1745 UT on 1395 kHz frequency
was taken bad, it seems to [be] Public Radio of Armenia (news program
was often mentioned the word "radiolur", by which the almighty Google
and brought to Armenia). SIO 454, the receiver Degen 1103.
At 1800 UT broadcast was interrupted, not taking identification.

In the following days, I was tuned to the same frequency within plus
or minus the same time, but it should be a translation is no longer
heard. I rummaged in the distribution archive and stumbled on your
message as of 25 Febr 2015 when a 1803 to 1830 UT took a non-stop
broadcast of The Beatles songs without ads. If I remember correctly,
since Transmitter for regular broadcasts are not used? I think that
periodic broadcasts its attempt to maintain.
(Sergey Vinokurov, Zarechny, Penza region, Russia.
In "open_dx" via RUSdx 29 Jan via dxld, RUSdx #911)

AUSTRALIA   3210 kHz  Unique Radio NSW test imminent.

Reminder of the test from Unique Radio starting at 1259 UT on Friday
Feb 17, lasting about 6 hours, on 3210kHz, as explained on the website:

<http://www.uniqueradio.info>

Welcome to Unique Radio, on 3210 kHz and 5045 kHz shortwave from Gunnedah,
Northwest NSW Australia, on as soon as possibl, can be listened to
elsewhere.

Some testing will be available on 3210 kHz Friday night 17th February
1159PM through Saturday morning till 6am or so AEDT. This will determine
if the low power service will continue and whether support is there to go
high power through a US shortwave broadcast relay.

Reports welcomed.

Please feel free to contact Aussie Tim today on our 'contact us' link,
thank you.

*If you want to see us continue  and to provide a service we are still
fundraising so please help us to do this by either:

A) Purchasing airtime

B) Becoming a supportive sponsor

c) Or perhaps a donation (Donations can be sent through
Paypal to email  <nri3 -at- yahoo.com.au>

*Please note: Our licences are non commercial  and are largely operated as
hobby based. We however are here to provide an alternative.

NB : Thank you to all commentators and program providers who have been
fair and open with regard to Unique Radio, it is appreciated. You all
support the listeners too.

Thank you also to the many 'DXers' who have been supportive of a small,
micro broadcaster and a big  :-)  to you.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 17)

AUSTRALIA   3210 - Unique Radio Tests logged.

The Unique Radio website has been updated once again to announce there
will be another test tonight 11.59pm to approx 4am local (1259-1700 UT
Sunday) using an end fed antenna on 3210 kHz.
Tests may be starting earlier at 9pm local (1000 UT).

I haven't been able to hear them as I missed last night's test and
Friday's tests were cancelled due to power outages at Gunnedah. Conditions
in Sydney last night would not have been the best anyway as we've had some
large lightning storms pass through these past couple of evenings.

[later Febr 19]  Unique Radio heard on 3210 kHz in Sydney, 1020-1026 UT
Sunday 19th with music (Identified clips included "She's Got The Look" by
Roxette at approx. 1020 UT, "We are Australia" at approx. 1023 UT, "Man
from Snowy River" at 1031 UT), interspersed with ID's, other short music
clips and snippets of comedy audio skits. Signal would be pretty good here
in Sydney if it wasn't for local storm crashes ruining the bands tonight.
SINPO 35132 at S5-S7 levels with music cutting through the lightning
crashes a lot better than the spoken word.
(Brian Powell-Sydney-AUS, dxld Febr 19)

Unique Radio 3210 kHz monitored on Febr 19 LT from Perseus site in
Brisbane - all I could see was a semi-imaginary carrier presence from
1730 to 1800 UT and 1825 to 1900 UT and certainly no audio of any type.

If the signal was getting out on 3210 kHz, Brisbane would hear it via
ground wave if nothing else. The frequency was also very quiet at the
Brisbane site. I agree with Ron - little chance this will ever make it
to WeCe NA at the current (unknown) power level.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Febr 18)

an U.R. signal of 3209.998 kHz measured against WWVH around 1345 UT
on Febr 19, at remote SDR installation in Brisbane Queensland. wb.

AUSTRIA   6155even  ORF1 Vienna Austria radio program via ORS Moosbrunn
broadcast center site, S=9+10dB heard in Florida-US remote post.

ORF1 program in progress at 0650-0655 UT on Febr 19 with a report on
pilgrims visit to Palestine holy land. Social help from Austria people
towards poor people living in Bethlehem and Nazareth.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

I Got QSL ORF - Radio Oesterreich International.
26 Jan 2017 0600-0700 UT 6155 kHz ORS Moosbrunn, Austria.
Theme previous: Landmarks of Vienna - St Stephan's Cathedral.

E-mail: <roi.service -at- orf.at>
WEB:    <http://roi.orf.at>

Also in the envelope are two stickers and a booklet with the station
schedule on weekdays.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

AZERBAIJAN   VOICE OF AZERBAIJAN, revised Winter Schedule 2016/2017

Armenian
0900-1000 daily   Cau 1296hqb

Azeri**
0425-0725 m.w.fss IRN 1296hqb
0425-0730 .t.t... IRN 1296hqb

Azeri/ Armenian*
1300-1400 daily   AZE 1296hqb

Farsi
1100-1200 daily   IRN 1296hqb

Georgian
0740-0800 m.w.f.. Cau 1296hqb

Kurdish*
0745-0800 .t.t... AZE 1296hqb

Lezgi*
0725-0740 m.w.... AZE 1296hqb

Russian*
1800-1830 daily   Cau 1296hqb

Talysh*
0730-0745 .t.t... AZE 1296hqb

Turkish
0800-0900 daily   TUR 1296hqb
1000-1100 daily   TUR 1296hqb
1200-1300 daily   TUR 1296hqb

Key:
* For ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan
(Azeri/Armenian: Prgr "Vaetaen" (Homeland) for listeners in Mountainous
Karabagh);

** Prgr "Gueney Azaerbaycan" (South Azerbaijan) for Azeri listeners in
Iran.

Notes: The table shows the current satellite / online schedule.
1296 kHz continues to be announced as terrestrial freq in the various
language services, but the current use of the MW tx has still to be
confirmed. Taken from

<http://www.wrth.com/_shop/wp-
content/uploads/WRTH2017IntRadioSuppl1_B16SchedulesUpdate.pdf>

(WRTH B16 update;  via AK Anatoly Klepov, Moscow-RUS,
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

BHUTAN   QSL -  I got an e-mail confirmation from the Bhutan Broadcasting
Service for the reception of 30 Jan 2017, at 0215-0245 UT at a frequency
of 6035 kHz (Thimphu, Bhutan 100 kW).

The report sent to the address:  <kakatshering -at- bbs.bt>
Confirmation assured on letterhead BBS - Kaka Tshering General Manager,
Radio Bhutan Broadcasting Service.
(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx",
via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

BHUTAN   Got an eQSL by Bhutan Broadcasting Service - 6035 kHz.

<http://ivanovpb.blogspot.ru/2017/02/bhutan-broadcasting-service.html>

address  <kakatshering -at- bbs.bt>
Thanks to Dmitry Kutuzov, who recalled the radio station.
Earlier repeatedly sending paper reports, but had no response.
PI Pavel Ivanov, Belgorod-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx"
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

BRAZIL   4865  R. Verdes Florestas, religious pgm, hosted by M from
1035-1101 UT on Febr 1, nice canned ID w/freqs by M over instrumental
beat mx, and into ZY Pop song. Decent but modulation always seems
a little low.

11895.06   Super R. Boa Vontade, at 2208 UT caught full canned Portuguese
ID anmnt (w/freqs) by M, but the plug was pulled just before the end at
2208:37 UT on Febr 3. Fairly readable and actually better than
Bandeirantes and RB2 above.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

BRAZIL   11854.95, on Febr 15 at 0142 UT, JBA carrier from R. Aparecida:
now drifting down again after accomplishing a reset to 11855.01 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

11854.976 kHz UNSTABLE fq unit at Radio Aparecida, signal wanders
up and down 5 - 10 Hertz constantly.
S=5 or -93dBm signal here in southern Germany, at 0104 UT on Febr 16.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16, 2017)

BRAZIL   15190  on Febr 16 at 0130 UT, Radio Inconfidencia, Contagem-MG,
in Portuguese. Men annnouncers make a football transmission game between
Cruzeiro 2x1 Volta Redonda; Talks and comments; ID.
R. Inconfidencia returns signal to my location after a long time,
with a fair transmission, 35333 (sometimes, 35332).
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-BRA, hcdx Febr 16)

15190.021 kHz, noted on Febr 17 at 19.25 UT, S=7-8 in Europe, England
and southern Germany,

BUT  NIL  signal in FL and MI-US North America at same time.

Co-channel underneath R Filipinas, Tinang-PHL on even 15190 kHz,
but weak signal in Europe.

5939.829 kHz  R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC <www.gideoes.com.br>
At 0622 UT on Febr 19, S=5 or -94dBm weak mx play.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17 / 19)

BULGARIA   9510  IRRS Milano Italy (pres.). From 1236 UT Sunday Nov 5th,
t/in, hrd Rock and Alternative mx w/M anncr in English between songs
giving only artists/groups European concert venues and times/dates, but
nothing else. No IDs. Went off abruptly in mid-pgm at 1257 UT. The IRRS
website isn't any help as it hasn't been updated since Nov.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

Sunday only 1230-1300 UT  IRRS  "Living the Bible" broadcast
via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria.
QSL via Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO Dimitar Todorov  <lz1ax -at- mail.bg>

BULGARIA   I got an e-QSL from Radio Santec
{TUC ? via IRRS Milano, via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria bcast }
for reception in English - on 05 Febr 2017, 1500-1530 UT {Suns only}
on 15190 kHz frequency. Scanned reverse side of the card and
sent me an e-mail.

The report sent to:  <info -at- radio-santec.com>

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

(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx",
via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

CANADA   [NEWFOUNDLAND]  6159.96, CKZN St. Johns, at 0251-0305 UT
on Febr 13. Above normal reception, with still no sign of Vancouver
(CKZU); blues music show. 0259 UT "This is CBC Radio One, 89.5 FM,
from Happy Valley, Goose Bay"; news about evacuations at
California dam, etc.; 0304 UT first Newfoundland weather,
then for Labrador; still well heard at 0329 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

CANADA/AUSTRIA   6159.972  CKZN St. Johns observed on remote SDR Florida-
US station at 0653 UT on Febr 19, S=9 signal strength on US east coast
SDR. But reception suffer on lower flank, as a strong spill over
overflowing into the channel area of

6155even  ORF1 Vienna Austria radio program via ORS Moosbrunn broadcast
center site, S=9+10dB heard in Florida-US remote post.
ORF1 program in progress at 0650-0655 UT on Febr 19 with a report on
pilgrims visit to Palestine holy land. Social help from Austria people
towards poor people living in Bethlehem and Nazareth.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

COLOMBIA   5910.18  Radio Alcaravan first time hrd in a while and way off
freq. 1012 UT rel. pgm w/M host in Sanish w/ments of corazon, Santa Cruz,
Colombia, gloria de dios, la voz del pueblo, la palabra, and many
Cristiano. Into soft vcl song at 1014 UT, then M host returned. Really
faded badly, almost complete f/out, but came back up at 1027 UT. Pgm
finally ended at 1043 UT w/outro, studio M anncr giving TC twice, then
into lively LA tropical mx. Went off the air suddenly in mid-song at
1111:30 UT. 17 Feb.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15 / 17)

COLOMBIA   excellent on 5910.166 kHz at 0618 UT Febr 19.
S=8 -76dBm signal in Detroit Michigan remote SDR unit,
S=9+10dB powerful signal in central Florida post.
20 kHz widespread signal in Florida unit !
Never seen such broadband before on that channel.
Great flute and harp, and Latin American singer music.

Also 6010 kHz both heard,
likely Brazilian tiny S=4 on 6010.038 kHz,
but stronger S=7 Colombian Latin AM mx signal on 6010.145 kHz
at 0645 UT on Febr 19 heard in central Florida US.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

COLOMBIA   At 0130 UT on Febr 17, I got this from my new contact in
Colombia, Luis Hernando Cardozo, HK2MIZ:

"DXreport from Bogota, Alcaravan Radio loud and clear at 0120 UT today
February 17th on 5910 kHz. No signal at the same time from La Voz de tu
Conciencia (6010 kHz). SINPO 55555. Typical Colombian music and some
religious messages".

As I told him, until 0300 UT it's blocked by Romania here, but there he
reports no interference at all. So I make a point of checking during my
next session: Febr 17 at 0206 UT there is a low het between them, adding
up to S=9+10dB, RRI in Romanian, and Alcaravan in Spanish talk is up about
5910.06 kHz.

By 0252 UT, RRI is weaker and/or HJDH is stronger so they are closer to
equal levels; and with USB tuning I can also notch out the carrier/het
from RRI if not its modulation. "Running water" ute interrupts briefly as
often happens on this frequency. I'm busy after 0300 UT, but quick check
at 0345 UT finds the carrier from 5910.06 kHz still evident. Maybe it will
stay on late into this night? Only remaining obstacle on 5910 kHz is NHK
in Russian via Lithuania at 0430-0500 UT.

Alcaravan Radio had been missing for weeks, at least from my hearance. As
for sibling station Conciencia, at 0254 UT on Febr 17 I find a JBA carrier
on about 6010.04 kHz, which could be that, or since Luis is not hearing
it, Radio Inconfidencia, Brasil.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 18)

CUBA  only heard on 5025 and 5040 in 60 mb, and
RHC English 6000 and 6100 kHz in 49 mb at 0650 UT Febr 19.
Nothing of RHC noted on 6060 nor 6165 kHz.

The both intermodulation signals of Bauta Cuba originate of fundamentals
5025 and 5040 kHz, occured on slightly odd signals on

5010.007 and 5054.998 kHz at 0600 - 0610 UT Febr 19.

S=5 or -88dBm signal strength observed on remote SDR unit in
Detroit-Michigan US.
5010v signal was seemingly stronger modulation ...
and better to understand.

CODAR scratches heard in 4499 - 4552, 4735 - 4792 kHz range at 0629 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

CZECH REPUBLIC   954 kHz MW QSL.
I Got QSL Radio Prague for hosting Dvojka station. 05 Jan 2017 
at 1900-2000 UT on MW 954 kHz Czech Radio Dvojka.

Subject: Means of public transport. Tatra T-400 bus.
View card here - <http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/02/blog-post_5.html>
This is the second confirmation of the transfer.
The past was on the letterhead Radio Dvojka.
(AK Anatoly Klepov, Moscow-RUS,
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

EGYPT   WTWW Plus Noise audio on 9475 kHz, around 2000 UT - 2258 UT.

There is a mess this afternoon centred on 9475 kHz with weak audio but
noise of some sort stretching from about 9455 kHz to 9495 kHz. Can be seen
clearly on the University Enschede Twente Netherlands SDR waterfall.
Does the noise originate from the WTWW transmitter or somewhere else?
(Richard Langley-CAN, dxld Febr 16)

Radio Cairo {program}, comes nicely using FM 50 kHz broadband filter in
Northern Italy.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, hcdx / dxld Febr 16)

Re:  WTWW Plus Noise on 9475 kHz

Wow!  --  That's a seriously messed up transmitter.
Thanks for the tip, Mauno. Can use FM mode on the University Enschede
Twente Netherlands SDR receiver to make out the English audio (at 21:40
UT), which seems to be // to the very weak audio on 9900 kHz. The "buzz"
centered on 9475 kHz is heard well here in New Brunswick Canada with
WTWW struggling to be heard above it.
(Richard Langley-CAN, dxld Febr 16)

re noise on 9475 kHz, I've no clear opinion, need a DF direction finding
unit measure ... scratchy metallic like audio sound heard when used AM
mode reception. Similar like China mainland WHITE NOISE scratch jamming
type in past 5 years, against VoA and BBC English sces, 20 kHz broadband.

First reported in Austrian newsgroup A-DX on Febr 13,
signal lasted til 2258 UT CUT OFF at this evening.
Covers the range 9467 to 9497 kHz broadband center FM mode range, but
splatter all over the 31 mb approx 9458 to 9497 kHz range.

Not heard in Japan, Thailand, India, nor Qatar remotes.

But heard well in western Europe, also in KY, MA, NJ / eastern US coast
remotes, and also at Alberta in western Canada.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

// Webstreams

<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=ElBernamegElOrobi&ChnName=6>

<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/ElBernamegElOrobi>

<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=QuranKareem&ChnName=1>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=pernamegaam&ChnName=2>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=SootArab&ChnName=3>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=shabawreada&ChnName=4>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=sharkawsat&ChnName=5>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=ElBernamegElOrobi&ChnName=6>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=ElBernamegElMouusekey&ChnName=7>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=ThakafayProg&ChnName=8>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=ElSawaheely&ChnName=9>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=Faressy&ChnName=10>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=SootMasr&ChnName=11>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=Aghany&ChnName=12>
<http://www.egradio.eg/radio.php?PubPnt=English&ChnName=13>

<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/QuranKareem>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/pernamegaam>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/SootArab>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/shabawreada>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/sharkawsat>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/ElBernamegElOrobi>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/ElBernamegElMouusekey>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/ThakafayProg>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/ElSawaheely>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/Faressy>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/SootMasr>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/Aghany>
<rtmp://liveRadio.onlinehorizons.net/English>

Die Streams lassen sich nicht direkt abspielen, indirekt aber mit einem
leichten Zeitversatz. Dazu grabbt man die Streams mit

rtmpdump

und hoert sich die gestreamte Datei mit dem VLC Player an.
Es ist ein flv-container mit mp3 darin:

<http://www.rhci-online.net/files/shabawreada_rtmpdump.png>
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Febr 18)

FRANCE/CUBA  [and non]. 9490, on Febr 15 at 0144 UT, no signal from Radio
Republica, and no jamming either. But recheck at 0201 UT, now a wall-of-
noise atop a detectable carrier from FRANCE.

So it seems that R.R. is now starting at 0200 UT as in HFCC, but contrary
to that has also dropped the 01-02 UT hour (and was it ever at 00-01 UT ?
Maybe during DST); and is it really only one hour now until 0259 UT ?

Haven't checked when it stops, but remnant pulse jamming is often audible
well into the wee hours (horitas?)
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

9490 no ! R Republica program from Issoudun on Febr 16 at 0027 UT on air.
Only some tiny remaining S=3-4 scratching jamming signal arrives
at southern Germany at 0030 UT.

In A-17 season R Republica program from Issoudun still requested
at 0000-0259 UT to Zone 11 from Sept 3rd, but 0200-0500 UT in A-17 too.

Also MBR Nauen bcast of NHK R Japan on 9490 kHz towards NE/ME
at 03-05 UT ???

9490 kHz 0000-0500 UT 11 ISS 150kW 285degr Spanish  RMI FMO  TDF
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16, 2017)

FRANCE/GERMANY   15215 kHz single Tuesday Febr 21, 16.00 UT operation,
Radio Oeoemrang, Amrum Island, German North Frisian Islands

Tuesday 21 February: Annual SW broadcast of Radio Oeoemrang.

TDF Issoudun or MBR Nauen in Frisian dialect, German and English.

QSLs via transmitter operator Media Broadcast:

<qsl-shortwave -at- media-broadcast.com>

Tentatively 1600-1659 UT on 15215 kHz via MBR Nauen Germany site.
(Febr BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine, direct and via dxld Febr 8)

requested on ITU / HFCC database at present:
15215 kHz via TDF Issoudun, France.

15215 kHz 1600-1700 UT to North American zones 4,8,9
via ISS TDF Issoudun site 500 kW, azimuth 300degrees towards MA/NY
ITU ant#217 curtain type.
single day 3=Tuesday 210217-210217
Multi language  F   MBR  request #18602 via feeder 'A.nusae'

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

GERMANY   7220  Bible Voice Broadcasting (via MBR Nauen Germany) at 0808-
0829 UT on Febr 11, "Jack Van Impe Presents" English religious pgm hosted
by Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe abt how current geo-political situation
corresponds to the scriptures and end times, guitar mx and M w/ID and
contact info, then plug pulled at 0830:04 UT.
Strongest signal on the band just above Nigeria.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)  Sat/Sun only.

GERMANY   13710 kHz QSL.
1200-1230 UT Saturday only, zones 19, 20, 21, 22-26.  250kW  60degr.

I got an e-QSL from Missionswerk Friedensstimme, Gummersbach - Germany,
for reception in Russian language - 04 Febr 2017, 1200-1230 UT on
13710 kHz frequency (MBR Nauen transmitter in Germany).
Report sent to the address: <redaktion -at- mwfst.de>

(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx",
via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

GERMANY   I got a, internet QSL - card / booklet about the history of
radio from Radio WELLE 370, Germany for receiving 7 Jan 2017
t 1600-1630 UT, reception via the internet.
E-mail:  <welle370 -at- funkerberg.de>  {in Koenigswusterhausen Germany}

(VL  Vasily Lazarev, Samara region, Russia, "deneb-radio-dx"
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

GERMANY   15560 kHz - request of 19 meterband channel, in A-17 season
at 16-20 UT to zones 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 37N, maximal 20 kW power,
ITU antenna type #975 from Kall Eifel Germany.

Non-directional azimuth, vertical monopole in 19 mb.
Usually fit propagation from 2000 kms onwards, like Finland, St.P.,
Moscow Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey or Greece, Canary Islands...

Who should hear this?  In which language ? (wb.)

GERMANY/MADAGASCAR   13800 kHz, Radio Dabanga, via Talata-Volonondry
Malagasy, at 1514 UT on Febr 14, SINPO 45433. (Horst Mehrlich-HNG, A-DX)

re: Radio Tamazuj / Radio Dabanga; auch etwas frueher am 13. Februar
aus MBR Nauen Germany gehoert:

13800.006 fq unstable, hopps 5 Hertz up and down, on Febr 11 at 1435 UT,
S=9+5dB in Germany, but noted at +20dB level in Doha Qatar remote unit.

BUT WAS NOT Puntland Radio in Arabic,

rather ID's heard of Southern Sudanese / Netherlands PNW-FPU sponsored
shortwave relay Radio Tamazuj via
MBR Nauen Germany site on lower power of 100 kW,
not via the central Thales-Ampegon 4x ALLISS 500 Kilowatt beasts
installation there.

{das heisst mit den aus Juelich heran geschafften 100 kW Sendern,
1.6 km suedlich ueber die
schwenkbare Funkwerk Koepenick Antenne aus dem Jahr 1962 ?  }

aber ab 15.00 UT dann aus Madagascar - Talata-Volonondry Sender
und laut Plan ab 15.26-16.28 UT als Radio Dabanga Programm.

Gesponsort von der hollaendischen PNW-FPU Organisation ...
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11, 2017)

GREECE   9420, Febr 14 at 2110 UT, VOG is S=9+10dB with Greek music,
mostly songs for rest of hour, just right to accompany my nap. // 9935 kHz
carrier detectable in huge splash from 9930 kHz WTWW. 9420 kHz also often
stops the memory scan on the BST-1 caradio around this hour when I am not
dozing.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

Both Greek excellent audio signals on Febr 16 at 0018 to 0028 UT:
9420.005 and 9935.003 kHz here in western Europe.
11 kHz wide excellent audio level of S=9+30dB or -40dBm powerhouse.
At 0025 UT on Febr 16 played Greek folk music.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16, 2017)

INDIA   15210  I got a paper QSL from the All India Radio.
The frequency 15210, reported to in "Listening corner" on their website

<http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/>

there You need to register). Said transmitter: AIR Goa Panaji site,
I have this in It does not have the collection. Waiting for a response
87 days, but the Indian postal stamp - December 19 !!!  In my opinion,
Athanasius Nikitin, who walked three seas, India to get there faster.

Pictures:
<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/AIR_Panaji_170208_1.jpg>

<http://dxsignal.ru/qsl/new/AIR_Panaji_170208_2.jpg>

By the way, the Indians are working hard to improve their QSL-branding -
Deputy. AIR director general mailing list recently registered "Corner" the
audience said:

"Regarding printed QSL, we have raised our speed and issuing QSL
on priority to our registered listeners".

And in the F_B group "QSL Chasers" India's DX-ist Sandipan Basu Mallick.
He writes that AIR for all of last year sent the audience of all the QSL
some 700, and one only January 2017 - more than 700 cards.
Progress is noticeable to the naked eye!
(DM, via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)  {funny translation.}

INDIA   Latest Changes to All India Radio External Services:

0015-0430 Urdu     Delete 6145, 11620
0100-0200 Sindhi   Delete 5990
0130-0230 Nepali   9800 (B) (ex P)
0315-0415 Hindi    15185(B) (ex P)
0415-0430 Gujarati 15185(B) (ex P)
0430-0530 Hindi    15185(B) (ex P)
1215-1245 Telugu   Delete 9810, Add 13695(B)
1215-1315 Burmese  9940 (B) (ex 9950)
1230-1500 Sindhi   Delete 6165
1315-1415 Dari     11560 (B) (ex P)
1415-1530 Pushtu   11560 (B) (ex P)
1530-1545 English  11560 (B) (ex P)
1615-1715 Russian DRM 9595(B) ex 11620
1745-1945 English  Add 17670(B)
2045-2230 English  9910 (B) (ex A)
2300-2400 Hindi    9910 (B) (ex A)

A = Aligarh
B = Bengaluru
P = Goa Panaji

The updated schduels are in the following links:

External Services: Time Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>

External Services: Language Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm>

Complete SW schedule - Frequency Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm>

SW Schedule - Station Wise: <http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/loc.htm>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Febr 16)

INDONESIA   9525.940, on Febr 14 at 1407 UT, VP carrier from VOI,
presumably in Indonesian now and English before 1400 UT. A week ago Ivo
Ivanov had found it back on their almost +1 kHz off-frequency after a
spell slightly below 9525.000 kHz, presumably a different transmitter.

Atsunori Ishida,  <http://rri.jpn.org>
notes that Febr 5 was the first day on 9526 ex-9525 (rounded off) kHz, and
has been heard at least part of the +09-21 UT span every day since, except
Febr 11. E.g. on Febr 13 not heard after 1109* UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

9525.941 kHz measured at Doha Qatar SDR unit at 10.45 UT on Febr 15.
English sce played pop music in progress, smooth female singer
at 10.53 UT. S=6-7 signal strength in Qatar. Clear nice audio quality.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15, 2017)

INDONESIA   3344.869, on Feb 19 at 1345 UT, JBA carrier on signature off-
frequency of RRI Ternate. Confirmed regularly active at

<http://rri.jpn.org/>

(as "3345" kHz) until sign-off close to 1500* UT. Sign-on times vary
widely from as early as *1959 to as late as *2051 UT. This is one of only
three remaining active RRI tropical stations, the others being 3325 and
4870 kHz. Ron Howard put it on 3344.85 kHz until 1503* UT on Jan 29.

Walt Salmaniw reported 3344.867 kHz on Jan 6. Last time I measured it
was Sept 2, 2016 at 1234 UT on 3344.865 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 18)

Checked at 2105 UT on Febr 19 on remote SDR installation in Ea Thailand
3344.866 kHz at fair S=6 or -93dBm strength.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

JAPAN/GERMANY   Got a QSL from Radio Japan for reception in Japanese
- 15 Dec 2016, 0300 UT at the frequency 9620 kHz (via transmitter in
Germany). Subject card - "A Fog Rollede Over the Woods" (Ibaraki
Prefecture).

The report sent by e-mail to:  <nhkworld -at- nhk.jp>
DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

KOREA Rep of / U.K.  I got a QSL-cards from the Russian service of
KBS World Radio Seoul for the reception - 15 Jan 2017, 1800-1900 UT
on 7235 kHz frequency (transmitter Babcock FMO Woofferton-UK 250 kW).

Theme cards: Mascots of the Winter Olympics in 2018 and Suhoran Pandabi.

Report send e-mail:  <russian -at- kbs.co.kr>
DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   Announcement on the air:

"The Kyrgyz National Radio, the first program", adopted Febr 4, 2017 with
the program "Sports Week" from 1700 to 1710 UT on 4010v and 4819v kHz in
Russian, and then to 1758 UT program in the Kyrgyz language.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, in RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

Measured at 1445 UT on Febr 17:
KGZ  4010.220 kHz, and OFF AIR on // 4819v / 5130v kHz channels, wb.

MADAGASCAR   5011.3v  Radio Malagasy Was watching from 0210 UT and it
didn't come on by 0232 UT t/out. But upon recheck at 0243 UT, found it
here playing pleasant choral mx. 0253 UT went into Dance Pop mx. 0257 UT
bubbly W anncr, back to mx. 0259 UT took a quick dive down to 5011.0 kHz
but then came back up. Notched out the QRM from 5010.01 kHz Rebelde mixing
product. 15 Feb.

5008.3   R.M. Found way down on this freq at 0241 UT w/Afro Pop mx. 0245
UT M anncr. 0247 UT song sounded like a remake of "Last Friday Night" by
Katy Perry. Usually wobbly signal. Dropped down below 5008 kHz briefly at
0247 UT, and down to 5008.1 kHz when next song started at 0355 UT. So the
freq drops every time there's a change in audio (song to song, anmnt to
song, etc.). 0300 UT ment of Madagascar but couldn't tell if it was an ID.
Had to notch out the Rebelde mixing product on 5010 kHz. 18 Feb.

11868.4  MWV  Finally figured out who this is. It's a spur of 11610 kHz
New Life Station, Mahajanga Madagascar World Voice. Also noted the spur
below on 11351.6 kHz as well. Hrd w/CH rel. pgming from 2106-2143 UT.
Fundamental 11610 kHz is quite good here. 15 Feb.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15 / 17 / 18)

NOTHING from Malagasy on Febr 15 and 19 -
only noted AIR Thiruvananthapuram in 60 mb,

Around 15 UT today Febr 15 noted as usual
5009.997 kHz AIR Thiruvananthapuram, from Chennai
with excellent audio English newscast !
1530-1545 UT scheduled.  S=9+15dB in Doha Qatar.

5009.9955 kHz at 1430 and 1725 UT Feb 19:
AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, India.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15 / 18)

2100-2200 11610 MWV 100 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Chinese tx#1

re MWV Mahajanga Madagascar MDG 11610 kHz fundamental,
S=9+15dB or -57dBm at 2121 UT on Febr 19.

Checked 2145-2158 UT on Febr 18, S=8-9 spurs noted
some 258.458 kHz away distance on 11868.458 and 11351.542 kHz.

Checked 2105-2121 UT on Febr 19, S=8-9 spurs noted
some 258.343 kHz away distance on 11868.343 and 11351.657 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 18 / 19)

MALAYSIA   I got a QSL-card of Sarawak FM.
10 Dec 2016, 1500-1545 UT, 9835 kHz Tx site Kajang
E-mail:  <sharimah -at- rtm.gov.my>
View card here - <http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/02/blog-post_77.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

MOLDOVA   {Pridnestrovie}  I got an e-mail confirmation from Trans World
Radio for the reception in Hungarian language
04 Febr 2017, at 2000-2025 UT at the frequency of 1548 kHz
(transmitter Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovskiy Radiotelecentr (PRTC)
in Pridnestrovie, Moldova).

The report sent:  <kdobos -at- twr.org>
Answer obtained from the Kalman Dobos, Broadcast Monitoring TWR.
DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

MYANMAR   5985  Myanmar Radio, at 1538 UT on Feb 18. Segment in English;
"the weather" (outlook for the next two days); "End of the news from
Myanmar Radio"; 1540-1555 UT with the Saturday program "Voice of ASEAN,
Beyond Boundaries"; seemed to be produced by PBS (Philippines), as the
announcer was Edward Santos, who I have heard many times over Radio
Pilipinas, talking about relationships between Malaysia and the
Philippines; 1556 UT "Welcome to our program, ASEAN News"; item about
Cambodia, etc.; covered at 1600 UT by China (CRI); mostly readable.

It will be recalled that Myanmar and the Philippines signed a Memo of
Understanding
<http://210.5.104.56/treaty/scanneddocs/616.pdf>

BTW - 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ASEAN.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 18)

NEW ZEALAND    Frequency changes of Radio New Zealand International
from Febr 15:

1059-1258 NF 9700 RAN 100kW 325deg En to NW  Pacific AM  Daily, ex11610
1959-2050 NF13840 RAN 050kW 035deg En to All Pacific AM  Sat,   ex15720
1746-1835 NF 7285 RAN 025kW 035deg En to Tonga/Samoa DRM Sun-Fr,ex11690
1951-2050 NF13840 RAN 025kW 035deg En to All Pacific DRM Sun-Fr,ex15720
2259-0258 NF15720 RAN 050kW 035deg En to All Pacific AM  Daily, ex17675

Poor/fair reception of Radio New Zealand International
on new 9700 kHz on Febr 15
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

NEW ZEALAND   11725  on Febr 2 at 0535 UT, RNZI is the SSOB at S=9+25dB,
way more than 11780 kHz Brasil S6. RNZ CEO has assured Pacificans that its
SW service is secure, now that Radio Australia has abandoned them.
No better time than now to remind us beyond of RNZI's schedule:

30 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017  (*  best in North America)
UTC          kHz     Target           Days
0000-0258  15720 AM  Pacific          Daily    x17675
0259-0458  15720 AM  Pacific          Daily
0459-0758 *11725 AM  Pacific          Daily
0759-1058 * 9765 AM  Pacific          Daily
1059-1258   9700 AM  NW Pacific, PNG  Daily  x11610
1259-1758 * 7355 AM  Pacific          Sat
1259-1650 * 7355 AM  Pacific          Sun-Fri  {7355.005 kHz Febr 19}
1651-1745   7285 DRM Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa  Sun-Fri
1746-1950   7285 DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga  Sun-Fri x11690
1759-1958  11725 AM  Pacific          Sat
1951-2056  13840 DRM Pacific          Sun-Fri  x15720
13840 kHz DRM 10 kHz wide block, S=9+10dB or -62dBm visible in
remote Brisbane-AUS, at 2040 UT on Febr 17. - TX off at 2056 UT.
1959-2258  13840 AM  Pacific          Sat      x15720
2056-2258  15720 AM  Pacific          Daily
2259-0000  15720 AM  Pacific          Daily    x17675

11725, again Febr 2 at 0644 UT, RNZI is the SSOB at S=9+10dB. With BFO I
notice a slight beat and measure it on R75 at 11725.012 kHz. Good music
show, outro at 0659 UT as Klezmer edition on 'New Horizons'; had played
"Heart Belongs to Daddy", jazz by the Auckland Jews Brothers Band.

7355, Febr 2 at 1345 UT, more good music, classic rock, 1400 UT news,
1405 UT story reading introed by Ravel's Bolero.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 8)

NEW ZEALAND  . RNZI REMAINS VOICE OF THE PACIFIC

Following the ABC's decision to cut shortwave radio transmission in the
Pacific, Radio New Zealand International has reassured listeners that it
is committed to its Pacific broadcasts.

"Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) continues to serve people across
the Pacific region, delivering essential day to day news and information
and providing a vital lifeline in times of natural disaster," it said in a
press release.

RNZ CEO, Paul Thompson, has confirmed that there will be no reduction in
Radio New Zealand's commitment to its Pacific broadcast partners. His
reassurance came as Radio Australia closed its international shortwave
transmission service to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

Mr Thompson emphasised the importance of RNZI's 25-year relationship with
New Zealand's Pacific neighbours.

"Remote parts of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu who may be
feeling the loss of the ABC can rest assured RNZI will continue to provide
independent, timely and accurate news, information and weather warnings as
well as entertainment to its Pacific listeners," he said.

RNZI has been broadcasting since 1990 to the Pacific. It can be heard
across the region and has proven to be a vital lifeline during times of
disaster. In 2007 RNZI was named international Radio Station of the Year
by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).

"RNZI broadcasts timely cyclone and tsunami warnings via shortwave and can
continue to be heard should local broadcasters go off-air due to a cyclone
or other disaster," said the press release.

Mr Thompson said the essential nature of Radio New Zealand's role in the
Pacific has been regularly underlined by the positive feedback to RNZI
following cyclone and tsunami alerts.

"A Vanuatu villager has told our reporter Koroi Hawkins that he knew to
take shelter during Cyclone Pam just because of the warnings broadcast on
RNZI. At times like this we are the essential voice of the Pacific."

RNZI's coverage of the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu in 2015 won
RNZI's Koroi Hawkins a silver medal at the prestigious New York Festival
Radio Awards in 2016.

RNZI broadcasts in digital and analogue short wave to radio stations and
individual listeners across the Pacific region.

Around 20 Pacific radio stations relay RNZI material daily, and individual
short-wave listeners and internet users across the world tune in directly
to RNZI content.

Pasifik   By Pasifik / RNZi Febr 1, 2017
<https://pasifik.news/rnzi-remains-voice-pacific/>
(via Mike Terry-UK, Febr 5 dxld)

NIGERIA   7254.923, on Feb 18 at 0610 UT, Voice of Nigeria in Hausa, as
usual. No further signs of // 9690 kHz - as I heard once lately, at least
after 0700 UT in French.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 18)

Yes, heard VoNIgeria in French today Febr 19 from 0700 UT,
noted on remote SDR unit across the Atlantic Ocean
via central Florida-US east coast post.

7254.920  VoNigeria, drums music and woman shrill chorus performance,
from West Africa around 0658-0659 UT too. S=6 or -86dBm signal strength.

But spill-over overflowing into the other channel area -
like high pitch from Sunday mass program of Vatican Radio on 7250 kHz
adjacent channel, at 0657 UT on Febr 19, latter as S=9+20dB signal during
Latin mass liturgy language prayer from Santa Maria di Galeria SMG.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3325  NBC Bougainville at 1122-1143 UT long speech by
Mw/ments of Bougainville. 1143 UT brief deadair, and into mx. 1151 UT
reggae-like island Pop song. 1155 UT live W w/closing ID annmt
"...broadcast on NBC Bougainville." and ment of SW and FM freq, another
ID, date, and ments of Papua New Guinea, "ogala night", Monday, and
suddenly off at 1156:55 UT before she could finish. Pretty nice signal.
Not as strong with the Delta Loop but quieter than the Wellbrook for some
reason. 17 Feb.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15 / 17)

PERU   4955  R. Cultural Amauta, at 1057-1101 UT, Febr 1, somber OA
camposina mx, live M anncr briefly, then usual canned ID anmnt by W over
"El Condor Pasa". Fair signal.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

RUSSIA   6210  I got a modified e-QSL from Radio Comintern for the
reception - 03 Febr 2017, 1400-1430 UT at a frequency of 6210 kHz.
The report sent by an e-mail:  <050 353 -at- mail.ru>

On the card there was a symbolism of the Communist Party.
(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx",
via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

RUSSIA    ABOUT WRN!
<http://wrn.ru>  does indeed exist, and leads to a program schedule.
And the homepage
<http://www.wrn.org>

has reappeared, but the linx to various language services from there still
don't work. Link to Corporate site still goes to BaBcoCk, where you won't
find anything about WRN in particular. Likewise the other site
<http://www.wrnbroadcast.com>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 8)

RUSSIA   Front cover: QSL received recently, unofficial pro-Communist
station broadcasting from Voronezh, Russia. Franck Baste in France heard
it on 6210 kHz at 1645 UT on 8th January. It is on the air most days on
6210 kHz with 1 kW, although the signal is very weak in this part of
Europe
(Febr BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld;
via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

RUSSIA / UKRAINE   BROADCASTING   {automatic translation}
- In Russia, a powerful state radio (HF, MW, LW bands) completely stopped
working for a couple of years ago. In this regard, we read an interesting
document. The official representative of the Ministry of Communications
and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation in terms of their
competence, explains the situation and reported the following:

"In all developed countries, including in Russia, there is a gradual
abandonment of powerful broadcasting. This type of radio transmission is
extremely expensive, and the audience is constantly decreasing."

For comparison, we propose to consider the situation from a powerful
broadcasting in foreign countries (based on the annual directory of the
competent "World radio tv handbook (WRTH)" ).

From public sources, it follows that, in the United States on medium wave
transmitters operate about 2000 up to 50 kW, including about 200
transmitters 50 kW.

In Germany, the widely used DV range, the maximum transmitter power
up to 2000 kW. On the medium wave power is 1200 kW. Most transmitters
have a power of 10 - 100 kW.
{sic, since 2015 year not anymore MW and LW services nationwide, wb.}

In China, domestic medium wave broadcast in 808 transmitter output power
of 1 kW to 500 kW.

There is activation of broadcasting in the Russian Federation of Muslim
countries radio stations (17 hours a day for 36 frequencies) and religious
direction of radio stations (24 hours a day using 90 frequencies).

In most countries, the transmitting equipment is regularly updated. Over
the past 10 years the total number of active transmitters put into
operation the new over 20%, suggesting that there is a stable demand in
this market segment. new technical means in the Arab East, especially
actively introduced, the Asia - Pacific region, a number of African
countries.

Even in Ukraine is not the richest, according to Ukrainian media, the
"National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting on
12 January 2017, granted permission to broadcast on the territory of the
"TAU" with the use of radio frequency 873 kHz in Ore (Donetsk region.)
of the National Radio Company of Ukraine ", - the press service of the
National Council.

"Thus, the residents of "controlled and occupied territories" will be able
to listen to news programs, "Ukrainian Radio", as well as transmission,
developed in partnership with the "Voice of Donbass", "Radio Liberty",
which are adapted for the residents of "occupied regions of Donetsk and
Lugansk regions".

On the Ukrainian site of the National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU) read
"10 December 2016. NRKU and its creative association World Service
Broadcasting in Ukraine began broadcasting on a frequency of 1278 kHz and
1431 kHz in Russian. Within four hours, you can listen to a selection of
topical news, socio-political, cultural and educational programs.
Broadcasting is carried out with the radio center "Ray" Nikolaev Luch.
Transmitter power of 500 kW.

In addition, I would like to remind you, that the majority of the
territory of the Russian Federation located in the northern latitudes and
in the Asian part. A substantial part of the territory is located in
permafrost regions, occupying more than 11 million sq., Which is about
65% of the country. It is necessary to the development of vast areas,
including polar and polar regions, where currently there is no terrestrial
telecommunications infrastructure.

"Presidential Decree of June 24, 2009 ? 715" On mandatory nationwide
public television and radio channels "(hereinafter - the Decree) approved
the list of mandatory nationwide public radio "Vesti FM", "Mayak", "Radio
Russia". These radio stations are required to spread throughout the
territory of the Russian Federation, and free for consumers."

But the Ministry of Communications continues: "Most of the major Russian
radio stations to broadcast on their websites. The introduction of digital
broadcasting creates conditions for the development of the entire
territory of the Russian Federation with the possibility of multi
broadcast receiving free air (using individual antennas) mandatory
nationwide public television and radio channels which are broadcast as
part of the first multiplex of digital terrestrial broadcasting."

Vast areas in the Russian Arctic (and not only) are not covered by
terrestrial broadcasting signal and because of their size are not covered
by them for the foreseeable future (see for example the documentary
"Journey to the wilds of Siberia", starting with 53 minutes to finish).
Thus, in fact, the full conditions for the implementation of the Decree of
the President is not created.

Those, for the reception of radio stations, according to the Ministry of
Communications, you must carry a TV (if you still have a television
signal), or access the Internet (both almost none in the Russian Arctic)
powerful broadcasting tools could solve this problem.

And further: "This decision is a consequence of the reduction of the
federal budget." Even in Ukraine the money found, and we're reducing the
budget.

When to change the state policy on the development of telecommunications,
when the relevant ministries appear competent staff who understand that TV
and the Internet is not the radio?

Andrew Bryksenkov,
CTPD chairman of the Consortium,
Polar Commission Member of the Russian Geographical Society

It is written for the portal "Connect.wit". Address of the first
publication.
Published on the Portal with the permission of the author.

<http://dxing.ru/publikatsii/89-radioveschanie/2417-moschnoe-
radioveschanie-i-gosudarstvennaja-politika.html#comments>

Address of the first publication:
<http://www.connect-wit.ru/moshhnoe-radioveshhanie-i-gosudarstvennaya-
politika.html>
(via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow-RUS,
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

SAUDI ARABIA   11860  Republic of Yemen Radio noted at 1740 UT
on Febr 17 on remote SDR installation in Brisbane Queensland Australia,
on S=7-8 signal level.

Speech by a wife to the crowd, at 1749 UT, emotional program and speeches.
10.4 kHz broadband signal.
S=9+20dB in remote Doha Qatar unit, seemingly fluttery skip zone.

S=9+25dB or -46dBm here in central Germany.

S=9+10dB in western England SDR unit.

1752-1754 UT speech of a child very emotional to the crowd,
many mention of Yemen, ... and much applause then.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17)

11860, Yemen-non, on Febr 17 circa 1300 UT, hardly any signal from
Republic of Yemen Radio, via SAUDI ARABIA?

Recheck at 1505 UT, very poor S5-S3 with Qur'an, interrupted by some brief
non-musical Arabic announcements a few times at 1508, 1510, 1513 UT. Has
it resumed marking vespers at Sana'a? Current sunset is 1508 UT, creeping
a sesquiminute later per week. Or maybe it's just because the Fribbath is
about to finish.

Seldom is any Qur'aning to be heard from this at random chex elsewhen.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 17)

Saudi Radio noted at 0713-0721 UT on Febr 19, 17895even, 17739.973-odd
Arabic mx, 17730even fq., all S=9+50dB powerhouse here in 
southern Germany.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

SOLOMON ISLAND   Log 5020 SIBC Honiara ?
Sollte es sich um die Solomonen handeln, koennte man sich bei dieser
Qualitaet um eine QSL bemuehen. Verstaendliche Pop mx, ab und zu kurze
Ansagen, vermutlich in English. Allein eine ID fehlt bislang.
S=5 Signal an der loop antenna, bis S7 an der K9.
(Willi Westrupp-D, A-DX ng Febr 19)

5019.999  SIBC Honiara jetzt um 1822 UT in Brisbane Queensland Australia
mit S=8 oder -78dBm in der Luft, die Frequenz ein winziges 1 Hertz
tiefer unterhalb 5020 kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

SOUTH AFRICA   15399.978  also slightly odd frequency, S=8-9 signal.
BBC English from SenTec site at Meyerton-AFS/RSA, at 0735 UT on Febr 19.

17760  Nothing heard today Sunday only South African amateur radio program
of SARL, via SenTec Meyerton, 08-09 UT at 0845 UT.
They close often earlier.
Maybe finnished the px already at this time ?

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

SPAIN   9690, on Febr 14 at 2107 UT, REE Noblejas reactivated, VG signal
with silly ballgame, while JBA on 11685, poor on 15390, 15500 kHz. I think
this is first day North American channel is back after latest outage.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 14)

re ... silly ballgame via REE Noblejas Spain ...
there will be more soccer live coverage in coming weeks,
amongst Spanish excellent soccer teams of
Barcelona, Sevilla, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid

according - see schedule of Champions League, Round of 16 games

14. Febr 2017
19:45 SL Benfica 1:0 Dortmund
19:45 Paris SG   4:0 Barcelona

15. Febr 2017
19:45 Real Madrid -:- SSC Neapel
19:45 Bayern      -:- Arsenal

21. Febr 2017
19:45 Man City   -:- AS Monaco
19:45 Leverkusen -:- Atletico

22. Febr 2017
19:45 FC Porto -:- Juventus
19:45 Sevilla  -:- Leicester

07. March 2017
19:45 SSC Neapel -:- Real Madrid
19:45 Arsenal    -:- Bayern

08. March 2017
19:45 Dortmund  -:- SL Benfica
19:45 Barcelona -:- Paris SG

14. March 2017
19:45 Juventus  -:- FC Porto
19:45 Leicester -:- Sevilla

15. March 2017
19:45 AS Monaco -:- Man City
19:45 Atletico  -:- Leverkusen

re European Football Champions League, Round of 16 games,
ballgame via REE Noblejas Spain live coverage ...
tonight Febr 15 at 2110 UT via all four transmitter on air

 9690
11685
15390
15500 kHz,  mostly S=9+10dB, depending of the azimuth and
location of the listener.  73 wolfie  df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

SRI LANKA   9715  I got a QSL for the Special transmission in December
2016, the transfer of the Rhine-Main-DX-club. With this card came a hitch.
First confirmation sent, but the data transfer reception December 15th,
2016.

I took them available for 9715 kHz through SLBC Trincomalee site in
Sri Lanka. Nice was a reception in Moscow, Russia. v/s Michael Haun.
(VC, via RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

SUDAN   From monitoring observations here, the Voice of Africa schedule
on 9505 kHz seems to be nominally:
1600-1720v UT French, 1720-1830v UT English, 1830-1930v UT Hausa.

NB Times are variable! Voice of Africa used to also have a morning
transmission on 9505 kHz between about 0700-0900 UT, including English.
Is anyone hearing that and able to confirm the schedule?
(Dave Kenny-UK, Febr BDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld Febr 8)

SWAZILAND   4775  Trans World Radio - Manzini, at 0446-0500* UT on
Febr 10, man announcer with long religious talk in the German language.
Close down announcements and gone quickly. Poor.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet, on Febr 8 at 1230-1304 UT
NF11508 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex 11507.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)

TONGA   Funds to repair Tonga AM transmitter.

START OF QUOTE - from
Radio New Zealand International, 2 Febr 2017

The head of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission says a new injection of cash
will help the state broadcaster strengthen its signal to the outer islands
of the country. The broadcaster is to receive more than US$91,000 and
Nanise Fifita said it will bring great benefits to the people of Tonga.

She said Radio Tonga's AM service would be able to be heard reliably
throughout the kingdom which is necessary, particularly during cyclone
season, and Television Tonga will be able to purchase an analogue
transmitter.

"It will have a lot of impact positively, [on] the operation of both Radio
and Television Tonga. It was a request that we made to the government of
Tonga for some assistance because we have some equipment issues. We need
to replace some and also source spare parts."

You can listen to the full interview on the Dateline Pacific podcast:

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2
01831849/tonga's-tbc-to-be-heard-and-seen-more-clearly-after-cash-boost>

Among others, the RNZI host underlines how the Radio Tonga AM boost is
particularly important now that ABC has stopped their shortwave service,
upon which Ms Fifita replies that they are grateful to have RNZI (she
pronounced it Renzee) as a fallback coverage should Radio Tonga's
transmitter go off air during a natural disaster.
(Eike Bierwirth-D, Febr 6 dxld)

Must be referring to the only MW, 1017 kHz, 10 kW, DXable at least on
west coast NoAmerica; boost should make it easier (gh, dxld Febr 8)

UAE   the 4th Babcock TX unit at Al Dhabbaya-UAE, as always odd frequency,
noted at 0729 UT on Febr 19 here in Europe:

17640.132 kHz measured when BBC English progr heard, an interview report
on "British Design and Technology Museum" at London.
S=9+20dB signal, easy armchair listening.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

UNITED KINGDOM / KOREA Rep.of
I got a QSL-cards KBS World Radio's Russian service.
Kimjae-KOR on 9805 kHz 1310-1400 UT on 08 Jan 2017, and
Babcock Woofferton-UK on 7235 kHz 1800-1900 UT on 14 Jan 2017.

Subject: Mascots of the Winter Olympics in 2018 and Suhoran Pandabi.
View card here:
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/02/blog-post_8.html>
(AK  Anatoly Klepov, Moscow-RUS,
RUSdx #911 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

U.K.   The FT on the future of Caversham Park.

BBC and MPs clash over sale of Caversham Park global listening post.
Dispute over who will cash in from disposal of monitoring centre at
stately home

<https://www.ft.com/content/29b0085e-f2a8-11e6-8758-6876151821a6>

(Chris Greenway-UK, BrDXC-UK  yg Febr 17)

USA   7315  on Febr 4 at 0640 UT, S=9+30dB halting robotic voice about
Israel, attributed to Breaking Israel News. Not hoarse, and not emotional,
which is a pleasant respite from Brother HyStairical himself, as this is
merely the TOM disservice via WHRI, and // not synchro with 7570 kHz WRMI,
etc.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 8)

USA   9955  QSL  FG Radio via WRMI, Okeechobee Florida, verified with a
full data "Storm Brewing over Okeechobee Antenna Field" card in 196 days
from a verie signer that appeared to be Javier Garcia (who according to
the website is a Studio Engineer and Transmitter Operator).
Unfortunately,there was no indication that it was FG Radio that I heard.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

USA   7490 kHz channel.
Tuned into WBCQ (right wing stuff) at 0030 UT Febr 17. WBCQ{sic, WWCR of
7520} is on 7489.994 kHz, while there is another transmitter that's
drifting slowly down, on the lower side, and almost as strong
on 7489.453 kHz, and 5 min later on x.441 kHz. Tone only, so maybe
from WBCQ? Anyone else noticing this. Heard the same last night.
(Walter Salmaniw-CAN, via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 17)

There's audio there now, both are loud. Program VORW Radio International,
"Voice of the Report of the Week"

<http://swling.com/blog/2017/01/vorw-radio-international-now-broadcasting-
weekly-over-shortwave/>

is what I heard, on 7489.369 kHz at 0105 UT.
(Don Moman VE6JY, Alb-CAN, DXplorer Febr 17)

Walt, heard here in Germany and Netherlands too: religious sermon on
7489.993 kHz at 0106 UT on Febr 17, WWCR down from 7520 kHz ?

- and some talk on radio matter (WBCQ) "Voice of the Report of the week"
Radio International program on adjacent 7489.368 kHz,
latter wanders down constanly now to x.361 kHz.

... and some talk on radio matter program on adjacent
7489.368 kHz wanders down constanly now to x.361 kHz. Yes, now mx program
on 7489.335 kHz at 01.17 UT, ... x.312 at 0126 UT. Talk of listener
phoned-in from Norway, question of a listener from Ireland to answer.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17)

It's WWCR on wrong frequency!! instead of 7520 kHz.

ID at 0100 UT. Blasted away Broad Spectrum Radio if on WBCQ at 0030 UT.
WBCQ is only a weak het slightly off frequency, while WWCR is S=9+50dB.
7490 kHz channel is authorized for WWCR only in the mornings.

Here are the WWCR programs supposed to be on 7520 kHz,
Central M-F; and 0000-0300 UT:

6:00P News/Commonsense Coalition Beth Ann 0000
7:00P Real Radio Jack Hibbs               0100
7:30P Truth for Life Alistair Begg        0130
8:00P Renewing Your Mind R.C. Sproul      0200
8:30P Focus on the Family Jim Delay       0230

VORW is new on WBCQ during the 01-02 UT Friday hour. Tough luck!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 17)

USA   5130.08 kHz on Febr 15 at 0146 UT, WBCQ is open carrier/dead air,
still so at 0203 UT check. As nothing else is scheduled, this time would
have been filled by Brother Scare.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 15)

5129.958 kHz  WBCQ - English sermon heard at 0115 UT on Febr 16,
at S=7-8 or -81dBm.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16, 2017)

USA   5850  Thrilled me, heard via WRMI Okeechobee an Ukrainian/Russian ?
language program, talked about "Radio Sputnik" ID at 0638 UT.
S=9+10dB signal heard in central Florida-US. Mentioned a lot of FM radio
station talk, about Ukrainske Radio and Media.

Nothing visible yet in detail on the shaded blue RMI schedule, System 'D'

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nEVwCMB9RSKowLzLXamyayVpCzjmPAw_S
B1r3YOdzQc/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0>

5829.984  WTWW heard with preacher sermon, S=8 in Detroit MI, English
Christian life, 15 kHz wide signal. Discussion at 0615 UT on Febr 19.

5085even fq  WTWW music progr, S=9+20dB in remote SDR at Florida-US.
At 0631 UT on Febr 19.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

5129.83-AM, UT Sat Feb 18 at 0129 UT, WBCQ // 7490 kHz, but 5129.83 kHz is
axually better by 0142 UT, despite considerable storm noise; the only
Blitzortung around North America is off the coast of Louisiana.

Allan Weiner Worldwide and Timtron are discussing what an impressive
facility the other SW station in Maine was, WCSN. This sounds familiar, a
repeat from months ago?

Someone says it was sold to Adventist World Radio no, it went to Voice of
Historic Adventism, WVHA for a while, a splinter sect who would not
appreciate being confused with mainstream Adventists. (Whatever happened
to them after they got out of the SW biz? I think the single 500 kW
transmitter in Maine wound up with WHRI after LeSEA took over the
WSHB site in South Carolina.).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 18)

5129.840  WBCQ with relay of Brother Stair TOM sermon, at 0604 UT S=9
signal in Detroit-MI remote SDR unit. S=6 or-93dBm rather tiny in central
Florida remote SDR, at 0632 UT on Febr 19.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 19)

9330.00, meanwhile at 0134 UT check, the other WBCQ is close to
on-frequency!  with Blalock the blaster. It was probably on OK for WOR
at 0030 UT.  9329.82v-CUSB, Feb 18 at 2157 UT, Brother Scare in
expanded WBCQ relay schedule, 2159 UT cut to WBCQ ID and promo,
2200 UT to test broadcast from Radio Mi Amigo International
as publicized for this date and frequency.

Sounds like same opening disco tune as last week on 7490 kHz but this one
mentions being on 9330 kHz and requesting reports. Frequency is drifting
up and down, e.g. 9329.83 kHz shortly; 9329.85 kHz at 2243 UT, mentioning
oldies from the 70s. S9 to S7.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Febr 19)

9329.782  WBCQ at 0707 UT on Febr 19, unstable fq, wanders up
and down 10 - 12 Hertz, S=9 sermon signal heard in central Florida-US
remote SDR installation.

4839.994  WWCR powerhouse signal S=9+25dB at 0626 UT on east coast
in Florida-US remote SDR unit. Hillbilly Banjo Bluegras Folk music played.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

USA   National VOA Museum to celebrate 75th anniversary
of Voice of America

There's an important birthday celebration in West Chester this year:
the 75th anniversary of the Voice of America.

"We're planning a series of events and exhibits this year to celebrate the
VOA's commitment across America and the world to embrace best practices in
telling the truth in order to let the world decide," said Jack Dominic,
museum executive director.

The VOA was formed in 1942 as a way to counteract Nazi propaganda in
Germany and provide war news to American troops and Allies overseas.

"WLWO, a division of WLW, was transmitting news via shortwave radio
overseas long before 1942," said Dominic. "In fact, broadcasters from WLWO
provided the nucleus of the early VOA broadcasting team. Cincinnati's
shortwave technology and its broadcasters truly helped the U.S. win the
war."

The reentrant rhombic antennas at the VOA-Bethany station in West Chester
were so powerful that they became quickly known as the "siege guns of
radio" for their capacity to reach the far corners of Nazi-occupied
countries with little audible distortion. A frustrated Adolph Hitler was
known to call the VOA "those Cincinnati liars."

The VOA-Bethany station transmitted VOA news to Europe during WW II and
South America during the Cold War through its innovative shortwave rhombic
antenna network developed by the Crosley Corporation. The Bethany station
was decommissioned by the federal government in 1994, after shortwave
radio technology was supplanted by television and satellite technology.

From left are Robert Bauer, head of the German language section of the
American Broadcasting Station in Europe (ABSIE);
celebrated American journalist Edward R. Murrow;
and William (Wild Bill) Donovan, head of the Office of Strategic Services,
at a London bar on the evening of June 6, 1944

"The men and women who made up the VOA broadcasting system were our
journalistic beacons of light during the 20th century," said Ken Rieser,
president of the VOA museum board.

"Elmer Davis, John Houseman, Edward R. Murrow and Robert Bauer all had
positions of leadership within the VOA.

"We hope that the VOA enjoys many more years of embracing the highest of
journalistic standards in its reporting so it inspires people in war-torn
and oppressed countries to hope, dream and work toward democracy."

The Voice of America, based in Washington, D.C., is the world's largest
international broadcaster, providing balanced and comprehensive news and
information in 47 languages to 236 million people each week, according to
the VOA website. It continues to reach people in countries lacking a fee
press today and its languages include: Russian, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani,
Serbian, Armenian, Thai, and Somali.

The National VOA Museum of Broadcasting is located in the art deco Bethany
station building and houses three collections:

Gray History of Wireless radios;

VOA-Bethany station's Voice of America control room; and the
Media Heritage Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History.

The West Chester Amateur Radio Assn. operates station WC8VOA
from the museum building.

The VOA museum now offers an annual $50 membership that provides free
admission for the member, an adult guest, and up to three children under
12. Members also receive updates and advance information about new
exhibits and programs.

For $250, members receive the benefits above, as well as a 50 percent
discount on any and all lectures, programs or visiting exhibit tickets.

The National VOA Museum of Broadcasting is open the third Saturday of each
month from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
The museum is located at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester.

Museum will be open this Saturday, Febr. 18, 2017.

For more information, visit the VOA Museum website at
<www.voamuseum.org>  or call (513) 777-0027.

To access Voice of America programs, visit  <www.voanews.com>

National VOA Museum to celebrate 75th anniversary of Voice of America

By Southgate Amateur Radio News.

There's an important birthday celebration in West Chester this year:
the 75th anniversary of the Voice of America.
(VoA, via Mike Terry-UK, dxld Febr 14)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio's English Africa Service would like to
inform listeners in Rome, Italy, that the English Africa Service programme
broadcast five times daily Rome's FM 103.8 MHz is moving to a digital
platform beginning Wednesday, 15 February 2017.

From this date onwards, the English Africa Programme can be heard only
through the Vatican Radio World Channel Digital Audio Broadcasting
standard known as DAB or its updated version DAB+, which will require the
purchase of a digital radio receiver. However, listeners can continue to
listen to the podcast of the daily programme throughout the day by logging
to our website, click on English and then go to the On-demand and Podcast
section the right hand side of the page; click English for Africa
Programme.

In recent years, Vatican Radio has experimented with digital transmission
technologies, including DAB, which is said to be cheaper and has a better
sound quality, according to experts. In Africa, the main outlet for our
English Africa programmes will continue to be through the re-transmission
of the daily programme by several Catholic radio stations in Africa. Most
of these radio stations are owned by various African Catholic dioceses,
parishes, religious congregations and some by the Radio Maria network. The
times and frequencies of shortwave broadcasts to Africa and the rest of
the world remain the same:

0140-0200  5940 SMG 250 kW 086 deg to SoAS   English till March 4
0140-0200  7410 SMG 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS   English
0140-0200  9515 SMG 250 kW 086 deg to SoAS   English from March 5
0300-0320 15470 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS   English
0300-0330  7360 MDC 250 kW 320 deg to CeEaAF English
0500-0530  9660 MDC 250 kW 250 deg to SoAF   English
0630-0700  9660 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WeAF   English
0630-0700 11625 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF English
0730-0745 15595 SMG 100 kW 107 deg to NE/ME  English Mon-Sat
0900-1130 21550 SMG 250 kW 145 deg to CeAF   English Special events
1130-1200 17590 SMG 100 kW 112 deg to NE/ME  English Fri
1130-1200 21560 SMG 100 kW 113 deg to NE/ME  English Fri
1530-1600  9510 PUG 250 kW 285 deg to SoAS   English
1530-1600 11695 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS   English
1530-1600 11940 SMG 125 kW 090 deg to SoAS   English DRM
1730-1800  9660 MDC 250 kW 258 deg to SoAF   English
1730-1800 11625 SMG 250 kW 148 deg to CeEaAF English
1730-1800 13765 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to NoWeAF English
2000-2030  9660 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WeAF   English
2000-2030 11625 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 17)

VATICAN STATE   7250  But spill-over overflowing into the other channel
area 7255v - like high pitch from Sunday mass program of Vatican Radio on
7250 kHz adjacent channel, at 0657 UT on Febr 19, latter as S=9+20dB 
signal during Latin mass liturgy language prayer from Santa Maria 
di Galeria SMG.

6070even  Vatican Radio Latin Sunday mass from CVA, S=9+20db in Florida-US
remote installation at 0646 UT on Febr 19. Underneath CFRX Toronto on
lower flank on 6069.986 kHz. At 0649 UT Gregorian like chorus.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19, 2017)

ZAMBIA   6065  V.O. Hope Africa signal, noted as early as 2027 UT on
Febr 10, but little audio at that time. Returned at 2106 UT and found
live M anncr in English w/"We are V.O. Hope radio" ID and
<voiceofhope.com> , and rel. tlk. Into rel. Pop-like mx. 2126 UT
M w/ment of 4965 and 6065 kHz, phone #, and e-mail addr. Gospel mx.

2200 UT canned ID by M "Live from Zambia, this is the V.O. Hope Africa
broadcasting on 4965 and 6065 kHz and streaming worldwide at
voiceofhope.com. Broadcasting the Gospel of Jesus. This is the V.O. Hope.
V. O Hope is now closing down. Please join us again tomorrow for more
music and ministry from the Word of God", cont. mx, then 1800 Hertz tone,
and off at 2201:04 UT. Good but 6070 kHz CFRX Canada QRM.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

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U.K.   The British DX Club has published/updated a number of interesting
guides to AM broadcasting in different regions of the world:

- Africa on Mediumwave & Shortwave: A comprehensive country-by-country
guide to domestic and external broadcasts from Africa, including selected
opposition and target broadcasts to the African continent.
The document is in pdf format. January 2017.

- Broadcasting in Afghanistan: A comprehensive guide to shortwave and
mediumwave broadcasts to and within Afghanistan.
The document is in pdf format. Updated January 2017.

- External Services on Medium Wave:
A frequency-order guide to external services on medium wave from stations
in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Also includes some foreign
and minority-language programming carried on domestic MW services.
Updated January 2017.

- Middle East & Caucasus on Mediumwave and Shortwave:
A comprehensive guide to short and mediumwave radio stations in the Middle
East and Caucasus. In country order, pdf format. Updated January 2017.

- South Asia on Mediumwave and Shortwave: A handy guide to shortwave radio
stations in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. In frequency order, pdf
format. Updated January 2017.

These and other publications can be downloaded at
<http://bdxc.org.uk/articles.html>

Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener, 31 Jan 2017; Ydun's Medium Wave Info.
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #912 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 19)

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