WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1294 06 April 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

ALASKA/MADAGASCAR   Schedule KNLS and MWV, A-17 season.


<>  Russian website
<>   A-17 schedule in Russian

<>  KNLS Chinese sce


(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS "deneb-radio-dx"
via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

WORLD VOICE A-17 schedule
Effective from 26th March to 29th Oct'2017

0200 0300  9600 INDIA           ENGLISH
0200 0300  6190 SoAMERICA       SPANISH not 6070
0300 0400  6190 NoSoAMERICA     SPANISH not 6170
0300 0400 15515 INDIA           ENGLISH
0400 0500 11825 AFRICA          AmENGLISH
0400 0500 17530 SoCHINA         CHINESE
1800 1900  9570 WeRUSSIA        RUSSIAN
1800 1900 17640 AFRICA          AmENGLISH
1900 2000  9720 WeRUSSIA        RUSSIAN not 9820
1900 2000 11945 IRAN            ARABIC
2000 2100 13710 IRAN            ARABIC
2000 2100 17640 AFRICA          AmENGLISH
2100 2200 11610 EUROPE          CHINESE
2200 2300  9490 SoCHINA         CHINESE
2200 2300 11790 NoAFRICA/EGYPT  ARABIC

Reports to: <mwvradio -at->
            <info -at->
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, March 22)

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana will leave shortwave and mediumwave of the 3rd
program Foreign service, at the end of March.

But Radio Tirana heard not more on shortwave from early February due to
damaged transmitter Shijak.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

MW schedule of Radio Tirana Fllaka is still valid in April and May 2017

ALBANIA    The Director General of RTSH Thoma Gellci has ordered the
closure at the end of March of MW and SW transmitters in Fllaka and
Shijak. Instead, they provide listeners with programs via satellite and
the Internet, announced it. This leaves only the transmitter in Cerrik,
which only relays the CRI's programs.

One can certainly wonder that the Albanian radio management is not able to
make an agreement with the Chinese to the small number of broadcasts have
left could be delivered to the audience via the transmitter in Cerrik,
which has no significant load. Chinese also manages the technical
excellent. But the will is apparently lacking.

Thus ends an era that began in 1938 when the transmitter ZAA with 3 kW
began broadcasting on the 38 m wavelength of the own country and for
foreign listeners. Personally, I have listened to the Albanian Radio for
70 years. It gave me an interest decidedly My Life. I eventually became a
professional translator Albanian-Swedish and vice versa.

And it continues:
today I managed five pages credentials of a policeman in Kosovo and will
continue with a few pages of a romance novel. I have an Albanian woman as
wife, on Facebook, I have contact with almost 2,000 Albanians. For my
generation radio has been playing a vital role, because I am not alone
such a life story. And my love for the radio never die.
(Ullmar Qvick-SWE, via NORDX, via SWB March 26 via dxld yg)

ALBANIA   Dear Drita: I write in English, due to knowing you want to
distribute messages to others who don't know Albanian.

It was very sad but not unexpected news that Radio Tirana gave up the
MW and SW broadcasting. An epoch starting in 1938 came to an end. Many
bigger countries have taken the unwise decision to leave international
shortwave and mediumwave broadcasting, unwise because they have got an
audience and in many cases well functioning transmitter equipment.

Albania keeps represented on the air by the CRI relay from Cerrik.

Sorry no agreement could be reached.

It would be very welcome to us, who are especially interested in
Albania, to get information about links etc for listening to Radio
Tirana broadcasts. I do get access, but I haven't got the full picture

I hope you are well Drita and that the Close-down has not been
harmful to your life situation.
(Ullmar Qvick-SWE, to Drita Cico at Radio Tirana monitoring, Apr 4)

Greetings from Taranto (South of Italy)!
Dear Mrs. Drita Cico,
I have now the pleasure to send you DX FANZINE, Edition No. 43 -
of March 2017.

It contains a very detailed report I wrote about RTSH and Radio Tirana
25 years ago. The end of shortwave broadcasts from Albania was
a very bad news to me. I listened to Radio Tirana for the first time
when my age was around 13/14 years in the 70s. One day I switched
my radio from FM to MW and I heard a female voice speaking in
Italian which I never herad before in my life. With a big surprise
that voice said a few minutes later it was coming from Tirana.

As from that day I started listening Radio Tirana regularly, because it
was coming from a very close (I live in Puglia the region of Italy in
front of Albania) but mysterious country. Even if the programmes were
loaded with lot of propaganda by Enver Hoxha's regime I was interested in

Since then, I have always been interested in Albania and followed
events in your country. In 2005 I visited Saranda and Butrinto but my
future plans includes a longer vacation with the aim of visiting RTSH
studios too (I work for a shipping agenvy but I am a free lance
journalist, too!). Let me say that my shortwave hobby started
(But I was not aware about this at that time!) just the first time
I listened to Radio Tirana :-).


The current as well as the previous editions of DX Fanzine (including
those of years 1999/2000!) can be accessed from its home page and are
there almost indefinitely.
(Antonello Napolitano-ITA, Editor of DX Fanzine,
Taranto (Puglia), South of Italy. April 3)

Christian Milling from Shortwaveservice announced:
Special program "Bye, bye Sitkunai Lithuania"
about the switch off of the Sitkunai transmitter will be as follows:

2200-2300  5950 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to NoAM/CeAM English
Apr. 15 via WRMI Okeechobee, Florida, USA.

1601-1700  9400*SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR     English
Apr. 16 via SPC Bulgaria, new time, not 17-18 UT !  <<<<<<<<<

1800-1900  7465 ERV 100 kW 330 deg to NoEUR     English
Apr. 16 via Noratus, Gavar, Armenia.

2130-2230  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM      English
Apr. 16 via WRMI Okeechobee, Florida, USA.

0000-0100  9395 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM    English
Apr. 17 via WRMI Okeechobee, Florida, USA.

0300-0400  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM      English
Apr. 17 via WRMI Okeechobee, Florida, USA.

* via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site,
QSL via ? Spaceline Ltd., Sofia Bulgaria.
CEO Dimitar Todorov <lz1ax -at-
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 4)

Sendungen Richtung Asien, Afrika und Australien sind
z.Z. aus Budgetgruenden nicht geplant.

Wie bereits erwaehnt gibt es eine Sonder-QSL-Karte fuer die Sendung.
Das sind die Regeln:

- es wird nur gedruckte QSL Karten geben, keine eQSLs

- es werden nur Empfangsberichte beantwortet, denen Rueckporto in Form von
Briefmarken, frankierten Rueckumschlaegen oder Muenzen beiliegt
(bitte KEINE IRCs, das ist ein Drama bei unserer Post)

- wenn frankierte Rueckumschlaege, dann bitte DIN-lang Format.
Sonst muesste die QSL geknickt werden, weil Breitformat.

- Empfangsberichte, die nur "Details", wie "Man talks, Music, Man talks"
enthalten werden nicht beruecksichtigt.

- mehrere Empfangsberichte auf unterschiedlichen Frequenzen
werden auf einer QSL Karte gebuendelt beantwortet.

- der Versand der QSLs beginnt fruehstens im Juni 2017.

Kuchenheimer Strasse 155
53881 Euskirchen, Germany

Vielleicht findet der/die Eine oder Andere die Regeln "shyce", aber ich
hab in die Reise, Produktion und Ausstrahlung relativ viel Zeit und Geld
investiert. Mir ist wichtig, dass der Inhalt fuer den Rezipienten eine
hoehere Wertigkeit hat, als die blosse Pappkarte. Drum: #Isso :)
Trotzdem viel Spass beim Hoeren.
(Christian Milling-D, Apr 6)

AUSTRIA   11880  On Apr 1 at 2118 UT, Adventist World Radio, via ORS
Moosbrunn-AUT relay, in English. Man annnouncer talks, ID; Preaching about
The Bible and says Amen after each sentence.

2125 UT  Special AWR announcements: ID, POBox, email, etc;
2127 UT AWR jingle and next, a classical music; 2129 UT sign-off. AWR
presents good signal and modulation with this frequency, 45444.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-BRA, hcdx Apr 2)

Dioula/Diyula language in West Africa - Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and
Diyula 2000-2030 UT, English 2100-2130 UT, 300 kW, at 210deg azimuth. wb.

BANGLADESH   9455  at 1315 UT on Febr 22. Bangladesh Betar. Poor in Nepali
language. No ID heard but distinctive tuning signal. Off air at 1345 UT.
(Ian Cattermole-Blenheim-NZL, NZ DX Times magazine April 2017)

9455  Bangladesh Betar, with strong carrier S=9+10dB already at 1310 UT,
interval signal started 13.14:40 UT, stn annmt then at 1315 UT, and time
pips final time pip at 13.15:20 UT compared against German atomic time
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

BRAZIL   6180 & 11780, April 2 at 0058 UT, both RNAs are still missing for
the thirteenth night in a row.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Apr 2)

Nothing heard on both channels, but the other tiny Brazilian on
6040.711 kHz, Radio RB2 only on threshold level -99dBm at 0620 UT Apr 2nd.
Heard in Detroit Michigan remote post.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

BRAZIL   Today on Apr 2nd at 0400-0600 UT the following SW stations were
heard from Brazil:

4885 R?dio Clube
4985 Brasil Central
5940 // 9665 Voz Missionaria
9630 Aparecida (the only one -
nothing from 5035, 6040, 6135, 9725, 9819, 11855, and 11935 kHz !)
9665 // 5940
9675 Cancao Nova
11765 Super D.d.A.
(already for month nothing heard from their 6120, 9565, 9587 ! kHz).
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

BRAZIL   11735  at 2000 UT on March 24. Radio Trans Mundial
w/comprehensive station list, website details & ident in Portuguese.
Initially fair, was able to follow signal till closing around 2059 UT.

Frequency is 11734.967 kHz, usually stronger than co-channel Zanzibar on
11735.009 kHz.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, NZ DX Times magazine April 2017)

re 11734.967 kHz. I always read these messages with astonishment.
Here in Germany the reception of Radio Trans Mundial on 11735v
is mostly very rare. wb.

BRAZIL   SDR  Server net unit accessed this UT morning.

For the very first time since 2010 year
I were lucky this morning to access
a SDR Server in Brasil in worldwide Perseus Net.

10.15 - 12.45 UTC  on March 30

CUB - Rebelde Bauta 5025 kHz not on air ?

5025even CUB Radio Rebelde, Bata Cuba S=7-8 signal,
         gray zone on Venezuela Columbia at this time slot.
         Appears usually back,
         after RHC Bauta programs closure,
         about 06.40 ... 07.30 UT irregularly varying time...
         One of their transmitter is in repair now.

and tiny weak underneath
5025.024 kHz probably  Radio Quillabamba, Quillabamba, Cusco, PRU stn ?

4710.011 at 10.22 UT, Spanish language Latin America music,
         S=7-8, from Bolivia ?

4774.930 BRA  R Congonhas, Congonhas, MG, BrasPortug, 10.35 UT station ID,
         S=9+30dB powerful signal. Mixtur evangelical sermon, but also
         popular mx mixture in between ... 20 kHz wide audio during mx.
         Heard also in between: Cuban "Guantanamera" song ...

4863.107 strong S=9+20 carrier, and 120 Hertz buzz either side. HX of MW ?

4905.004 BRA  Nova R Relogio, Rio de Janeiro, 10.42 UT Station "Relogio"
         ID, S=9+25dB powerful.

4985.008 BRA  11.32 UT, Brazilian pop music heard, but very weak tiny
         signal in Rio de Janeiro remote SDR post. Poor S=6.
         Radio Brasil Central, Goiania, GO, scheduled at this channel.

tiny weak S=3-4 signal on
5130.039 at 10.18 UT, but
5130.035 at 11.40 UT, probably US WBCQ wandered ...

5910even CHN  CRI Beijing in Filipino section, signal via southern
         Pacific, noted in remote SDR unit at Rio Brazil.
         S=9+20dB, at 11.44 UT on March 30.

5939.825 BRA  Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, noted proper S=9+30dB signal
         remote SDR post in Rio. 22 kHz wide audio signal at 12.00 UT.

5969.959 BRA  UNIDentified local Brazilian station, played symphonic
         orchestra music, like Italian opera ?
         Scheduled is Radio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, MG,
         S=7-8 nearly fair signal at 12.04 UT.

6010.035 BRA  welcome greeting "Bom Dia" at 12.06 UT on March 30,
         S=9+25dB powerful in Rio remote unit, up to 14 kHz wide signal
         during lady singer performance,
         but 'little' OVERMODULATION distortion audio noted so far.
         Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG scheduled here.

6040.712 BRA  BrasPortuguese, sermon, 12.07-12.08 UT
         "... Senor Christo ... Gloria ... Santo ... Amen ... "
         on March 30 at 12.09 UT, like "Gregorian singer group"
         S=9+25dB, 22 kHz wide signal heard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

6059.763 BRA  BrasPortug program, at 12.29 UT, carrier S=9+10dB strong,
         BUT UNDERMODULATED, only 5 per cent audio mod.
         Probably Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR, Bazil.

6080.026 BRA  Radio Marumby, Curitiba, PR, scheduled here, S=9+15dB
         proper signal, but LOW MODULATED, at 12.31 UT on March 30,
         on remote SDR unit in Rio de Janeiro. 16 kHz wide audio
         signal, smooth nice female singer voice performance.
         49.113 kHz away on symmetrical frequencies
6030.914 and 6129.140 kHz, and also on 6178.253 kHz too.

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

BRAZIL   5969.96 kHz heard via remote webSDR Sao Paulo Saturday,

1412-1502 UT on March 25 classic Brazilian songs and classic music,
identification at 1418 UT:

"Scala FM (or Scalla FM), onda curta 5970 kHz, frecuencia modulada, 94
virgula 9 MHz, Scala FM". 35433. The first time I heard "onda curta 5970"
in its identifications". Other identifications at hours and 58 minutos,
here at 1858 UT: "94 virgula 9 informa, 3 horas, 94 virgula 9, Sao Paulo".
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Spain, dxld March 29)

see also my March 30 log:
5969.959 BRA  UNIDentified local Brazilian station, played symphonic
         orchestra music, like Italian opera ?
         Scheduled is Radio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, MG,
         S=7-8 nearly fair signal at 12.04 UT March 30.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

Excellent, Manuel! So not a pirate as first thought by some? Must be
low power? On the Web only see info about Scalla FM 102.9 - Sao Paulo,
which also plays a lot of EZL music. Audio streaming:


which gives "Scalla" IDs between musical selections.

Dave Valko has also been recently monitoring 5970 kHz, also via remote,
but he has had no success in hearing any IDs. He indicates no IDs
between selections.

March 24, Dave "Just flipped on the one web receiver in Sao Paulo and
5970 kHz is booming in there now at 2145 UT. Instrumental music with a
Hawaiian flavor. Nothing between songs."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 29)

More mystery about Brazilian shortwave station on 5970 kHz.
In order to clarify or know more about the Brazilian station on 5970 kHz
that can be heard with fair to good signal via remote webSDR in Sao Paulo,
and I have heard many times with classic music and classic songs as many
identifications as:

"Scala or Scalla or Cala FM" and clearly many, many times: "noventa e
quatro virgula nove, Sao Paulo" (94.9 MHz Sao Paulo), as well as at hours:

"Scala informa: tres horas, ou quatro horas, Sao Paulo", even an
identification: "Scala FM, 94.9 MHz, onda curta, 5970 kHz", and seeing
that via Google is a Sao Paulo station called "Scalla FM Instrumental,
102.9 MHz FM", but neither frequency nor the music they are transmitting
matches, I sent an e- mail to the Scalla FM Instrumental asking if they
are the same station that is on short wave and here is the reply:

"Ola amigo, boa noite, como vai? ... "

They say the station on air on 5970 kHz is not Scalla FM Instrumental, and
there is not license to transmit on 94.9 MHz in the Sao Paulo area. They
are interested to know more about that station and asking me for a
recorded file of this station as well I report them about any news. I will
send them a file with the identification of the 5970 kHz station.
(Manuel Mendez, Lugo, Spain, March 29, dxld)

CANADA   6070  on April 2 at 0113, CFRX with M&W talkshow, blasted away by
splatter from overmodulated 6060 kHz CUBA; [...]
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Apr 2)

Detroit is 'too close' to Toronto distance, only peak visible on threshold
on 6069.986 kHz frequency at 0635 UT on Apr 2.
Heard in Detroit Michigan remote post.

6159.973  The other Canadian domestic progr, CKZN St. Johns heard of
fluttery kind at 0627 UT on Apr 2, S=8-9 in Detroit remote unit.
ex-Trump Moscow adviser report.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

COLOMBIA   Received a verie nice e-QSL today:
Alcaravan Radio 5910 kHz, F/D e-QSL in six days for an e-mail report.
Also sent three related attachments. V/S Rafael Rodriguez
Attachment(s) from susan comeau included below,

1 of 1 Photo(s).  QSL electronica_Alcaravan_RComeau.jpg


QSL Colombia Alcaravan Radio, Puerto Lleras, Meta 5910 kHz, or
La Voz de tu Conciencia, Puerto Lleras, Meta 6010 kHz.
(Ross Comeau-MA-USA, DXplorer April 2)

CUBA   On 22 March and on 2 April heard after 0400 UT Radio Rebelde on
both freqs 5025 // MW 1620 kHz with Folded Marconi ant on SW & amp; rod on
MW with Sony ICF2001D, but on 1620 kHz mixing with another in Sp with
advertisements for ?Mexico?.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

CUBA/CHINA   13740, March 28 at 1400 UT, S=9+30dB of dead air, 1401:44 UT
brings up CRI English modulation in progress, typical slipshod Cuban
operation; for A-17 season this is ex-15700 kHz, at 1400-1600 UT but
sounds just like it with some hum and less than full modulation. CRI
relays are the only HABana registrations allowed in HFCC.
No change in the other CRI relays via CUBA.

Why move down one band for summer?
Perhaps some MUF predixion calls for that with ever-declining solar
activity, despite higher solar angle over full-day paths. Let's look at
the table of Most Suitable Frequencies on page 45 of the 2017 WRTH, no
longer compiled by George Jacobs:

From transmitter in Eastern North America to North America (East), March-
April 2017, at 11-15 UT: 13 MHz band. To NAm (West) at 12-16 UT: also 13.
For May to August, 13 and 11 MHz respectively.

Of course there is a margin of error of plus or minus one band. Similar
figures for transmitter in Central/South America, but I think that's less
appropriate for Cuba on this table.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 28)

CUBA   Radio Rebelde 5025 kHz nicht on air.

Re: Log - 5025 kHz, R. Rebelde, Bauta, Cuba.

Die Kubaner haben in den vergangenen Wochen einen - den sechsten - Sender
im Bauta Sendezentrum in Reparatur,

deshalb 'erschien' Radio Rebelde meist er nach 0700 UT im fruehen
kubanischen Morgen auf der 5025 kHz.

Davor hatte immer das Auslandsprogram RHC den ersten Zugriff auf die
verbliebenen fuenf chinesischen Sender.

saludos wolfgang
ps. nicht nur die 5025 ist eine schoene Abwechslung, auch die 5910 kHz
Station aus Kolumbien bringt mich morgens mit ihrem Musikprogramm 'auf
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 27)

5025 kHz Bauta ist jetzt um 1237 UT on March 29 in der Luft,
S=6-7 signal in West CAN.
Grauzone jetzt ueber Oklahoma / Colorado ... gehoert in Alberta Kanada.

So ab 0700 / 0730 UT duerfte wieder ein Sender in Bauta fuer Rebelde
'frei sein'.  Ein Sender in Bauta ist zur Zeit kaputt.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

CUBA   11840 RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN. Domingo Marzo 26. 2243- UT.
Programa "En Contacto" con informaciones sobre la mejoria de la
propagacion al fin de marzo debido al equinoccio y que Radio Habana Cuba
modificara sus frecuencias desde el 9 de Abril. Revision del libro
fiestero. Seccion "El rincon de la tecnica" sobre la panoramica de la
autoconstruccion de un receptor con rango de frecuencias de Onda Media y
de aquellas que pertenecen a la Onda Corta realizado en Australia,
asimismo como "el ratoncito de frecuencia".

A las 2252 UT seccion: "Frecuencia del mundo" con una descripcion de las
antenas usadas en las frecuencias de la banda de 25 metros:
11760 kHz, 11840 kHz y 11670 kHz. A las 2254 UT se dan informaciones
acerca del clima solar, noticias de radioaficionados de la banda de los
630 metros y modos de comunicacion mediante el uso de satelites para
radioaficionados, conjuntamente a las posibles buenas condiciones para las
proximas 3 semanas. A las 2258 UT se dan datos de contactos del programa.

SINPO: 55444. // 15370 SINPO: 55555 con cambio a 11670 a las 2255 UT.

(Claudio Galaz-CHL, condiglista yg via dxld March 29)

ECUADOR   6050  HCJB - Quito, at 0219-0233* UT on Apr 2, man announcer in
Spanish language with long religious talk with occasional instrumental
music in background. At 0229 UT a woman announcer with ID and Spanish
language announcements followed by time pips at 0230 UT. A man spoke
briefly introducing amale vocalist. The carrier was terminated during his
song. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

ERITREA   7175, VOBME 2 (presumed), on March 28, from 1414 to 1500 UT,
heard with only open carrier; audio seemed to start at 1500 UT; HOA music
till again hit at *1502 UT with the start of strong white noise (or DRM?)
jamming, blocking reception. Again nothing heard around their other
frequency of 7146 kHz.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach-CA-USA, March 29)

7174.986  VOBME Asmara Eritrea noted at 1830 UT on March 29,
S=9+20dB signal, -54dBm, NO jamming co-channel from Ethiopia tonight.

But heard a 20 kHz wide OTHR signal (not white noise from Ethiopia)
on 7139 to 7159 kHz midst on amateur radio band.

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

ERITREA/ETHIOPIA   Nothing of ERI/ETH on 7146 / 7175 kHz this April 2nd
morning, neither in service on April 1st.

5950even  ETH  VoTigre R. HoA mx S=9+5dB in Qatar and in southern Italy
remote units too. 0359 UT on Apr 2.

6029.996  ETH  Radio Oromiya noted at S=7-8 level in Doha Qatar. But in
Germany heard US Radio Marti co-channel 6030 kHz, S=9+5dB instead,
at 0414 UT on Apr 2 from Greenville NC-US.

6090.004  ETH  Radio Amhara, nx in probably Amharic, presenter read like
'machine gun speed' reader. At 0404 UT on Apr 2, both S=8-9 signals in
southern Italy and in southern Germany.

6110.002  ETH  Radio Fana, news heard at 0405 UT on Apr 2, S=7-8 in
Germany post, but S=9 in southern Italy remote SDR unit.

But annoying BUZZ heard on upper sideband flank:
6110.115 kHz, co-channel BUZZ  MAKER, checked then at Delhi-India remote
stn, and heard there AIR Srinagar in Hindi, talk on Pakistan and Iran,
mentioned many times at 0410 UT on Apr 2. S=9+15dB signal
in New Delhi-India.

7205even  SDN  Omdurman S=9+20db strong carrier, but only 10 per cent low
modulation level. Arabic news politics at 0351 UT on Apr 2.

7120even  SOM  R Hargeysa at S=9+25dB strength in Doha Qatar remote unit.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

FRANCE   [to CAMEROON]  15315. On Saturday Apr 1 at 1835 UT, Sawtu
Linjiila, Issoudun-F, in Fulfulde language. Man annnouncer talks and
conversation with a man; Laughs; 1845 UT Woman talks, ID and a short local
song; 1858 UT IS, man talks, ID and POBox to Cameroon.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-BRA, hcdx Apr 2)

FRANCE   6105, on March 27 at 0431 UT, NHK Radio Japan in excited Japanese
with drumming; demonstration, or game? This is ex-5960 kHz, at 0300-0500
UT, 500 kW, 290 degrees from FRANCE to Mexico, Central America and
Caribbean, close enough for us, but shhh! Don't tell anyone since Radio
Japan deleted North America.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

FRANCE   Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel via MBR broker
via TDF Issoudun, March 19. 1830-1900 9800 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF
Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia, very good.

Summer A-17 of Lutheran World Federation/Voice of Gospel
via MBR broker via TDF Issoudun, March 26

1830-1900 15315 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF Fulfulde Sawtu Linjilia /
V. of Gospel.

Radio Al-Mukhtar via MBR broker via TDF Issoudun site, March 21:
1500-1558 11670 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Arabic Tue

Summer A-17 of Radio Al-Mukhtar via MBR broker via TDF Issoudun Mar 28
1500-1558 15205 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Arabic Tue.

Reception of BRB Eye Radio via TDF Issoudun April 5
1600-1900 17730 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic/English, good:

Reception of Radio Voice of Adal via MBR brokered TDF Issoudun Apr 5
1500-1530 15205 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Ar We/Sa, good to strong
1530-1558 15205 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Tigrinya We/Sa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Mar 30 / Apr 5)

GABON   An interesting article on the article-site of the British DX Club
about the rise and fall HF stations in Gabon.


(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open_dx"
Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

GERMANY   Bryan Clark, Mangawhai, NZL, reports a good month for shortwave
DX but mediocre conditions on medium wave.

"Reports taken on DWD Hamburg (Deutsche Wetterdienst) via Pinneberg
Germany SW 6180 kHz with 10 kW, and NHK Radio Japan Russian via Sitkunai,
Lithuania on 5910 kHz with final transmission from this site on 25 March.

A prompt e-QSL response for DWD came from Wilfried Behncke, National
NAVTEX Coordinator who advised, 'In the next few weeks we will change our
broadcastings from AME-format to AM mode and hope that reception with
normal shortwave radios will be better.'

6180 kHz at 0603 UT on March 11. GERMANY DWD (Deutsche Wetterdienst)
w/German weather news via 10 kW CUSB transmitter at good level. In clear
when Brazil breaks down, which is frequently at present. Quick QSL
response advises transmitter changing to AM mode soon.
(NZ DX Times magazine April 2017)

GERMANY/USA   DW journalist team has been arrested and interrogated
on entry into the USA.

"DW-Team bei Einreise in die USA festgehalten und verhoert.

US-Praesident Trump will die Grenze zu Mexiko sicherer machen - mit
Kontrollen und einer Grenzmauer. DW-Korrespondentin Alexandra von Nahmen
wollte die Stimmung in der Region erkunden und geriet selbst ins


(DW via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 5)

see also video by DW journalist Mrs. Alexandra von Nahmen:
DW News  -  Texans at border divided on Mexico 'wall'.

There are already walls and fences along many parts of the US-Mexican
border. DW's Alexandra von Nahmen spoke to ranchers in Brownsville, Texas
about President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.


(DW via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 5)

INDIA   15209.980  AIR Arabic sce from Goa Panaji, Arabic nx at 0510 UT
on April 2nd, heard music program, of Arabic singer in Radio Cairo style
of the 60ties. S=9+15dB here in Germany.

15185.005  AIR Hindi sce from Goa Panaji, 0430-0530 UT, at 0515 UT
S=9+5dB signal even into southern Germany.

// Hindi mx on much POWERHOUSE of AIR Bangalore on 15120 kHz, S=9+40dB.

AIR Bangalore also heard in Arabic 11670 kHz at 0454 UT on Apr 2nd,
newscast, S=9+15dB signal in southern Germany.

Nice audio quality of 10 kHz wide signal, always excellent performance
work from the Bangalore staff.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

INDIA   AIR Launching DRM Conversion, Phase II.
All India Radio was recently congratulated by India's Union Minister for
Information and Broadcasting Shri Venkaiah Naidu for having completed
phase I of the national DRM digital radio roll-out in India.

Thirty-seven DRM transmitters have been installed by AIR throughout the
country, and all are now operational, according to DRM news.

Of the 37 new transmitters, 35 are medium wave and 2 are shortwave

Both SW transmitters are for international service and are broadcasting in
pure DRM. Out of the 35 MW transmitters, 2 are broadcasting in pure DRM,
carrying two audio services in digital; the other 33 transmitters are
working in simulcast mode. Out of these, 25 MW transmitters are working
for 1 hour in pure DRM every day (Monday to Saturday).

The transmission powers of these 35 transmitters are: 1000 kW (two),
300 kW (six), 200 kW (10), 100 kW (11) and 20 kW (six);
two SW transmitters are 500 kW and 250 kW each.

AIR completed phase I of the national DRM digital radio roll-out in India
(AIR via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK yg March 27)

INDONESIA   9524.96  VOI, at 1307 UT on March 28. Surprisingly semi-
readable; end of "Commentary"; "Today in History"
(2005 had 8.6 quake;
1979 had nuclear accident at Three Mile Island;
1999 had 146 killed in the Kosovo War); into "Focus."
Not often that this is heard so well.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA-USA, March 28)

9524.96  VOI, Voice of Indonesia from Cimanggis, "Wonderful Indonesia Quiz
2017", at 1302 UT on March 29. Even better reception than yesterday; in
English; news; announcement about the "Wonderful Indonesia Quiz 2017";
free trip to Indonesia; questions to the quiz

1. What is the tagline of Indonesian Tourism?

2. What is your favorite segment in Voice of Indonesia?

3. Tell us briefly why you want to visit Indonesia).

e-mail answers to  <voiwiquiz2017 -at->
"Commentary," "Today in History," "Focus".
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach-CA-USA, dxld March 29)

ISRAEL   Voice of Hope - Middle East 1287 kHz.

I thought you might be interested to see the attached press release which
was distributed today. Our Middle East station on 1287 kHz from Northern
Israel is now on the air, having been formally inaugurated during an on-
air ceremony at 9:30 am local this morning.

Power is now running at 30 kW, and we expect to be at 50+ kW in a week or

The signal is easily listenable on a car radio in Tel Aviv, which would
indicate it is also being heard in Beirut and Damascus which are closer to
our transmitter site, and in Amman which is about the same distance.
(Ray Robinson-CA-USA, via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 29)

Attachment from Glenn Hauser:

Communications Group - VOICE OF HOPE - MIDDLE EAST - Press Release.pdf>

Israel's Minister of Communication, Tzachi Hanegbi and John Tayloe,
Founder and President, Strategic Communications Group (VOICE OF HOPE).

A New Christian Hope for the Middle East


Sea of Galilee, Israel - March 28, 2017
The state of Israel, in an unprecedented decision, has allocated a radio
broadcast frequency to an American Christian evangelical radio network
that will broadcast messages of hope and peace to the people in Syria,
Lebanon, Cyprus and Jordan and expanded night-time coverage into Turkey
and Egypt. This is the first time a Christian broadcast frequency has been
granted in Israel and the first domestic radio station with international

The VOICE OF HOPE - AM 1287 broadcasts in Arabic and some English to the
Arab population, much of which is in a dire situation in the countries
surrounding Israel and who are under religious persecution in Syria.

The radio station is a continuation of the VOICE OF HOPE, which was
established in 1979 by Christian businessman George Otis, and which
broadcast until 2000. The new VOICE OF HOPE is owned and operated b
YStrategic Communications Group, a global Christian Evangelical radio
network with radio stations reaching Latin America and Africa.

"I am excited that this powerful Christian radio station was licensed by
the State of Israel to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to the
people of the Middle East. The Voice of Hope is established in support of
Christians of the Middle East and is a gift of love from Christians in the
United States and Canada." - John Tayloe, Founder and President.

The VOICE OF HOPE was inaugurated this week in the presense of Israel's
Minister of Communication, Tzachi Hanegbi who said, "This radio station
exemplifies the deep connection and unique bond that Israel has with the
American people and between Jews and Christians.

We are certain that the message of hope that will be brought by the
station will be an uplifting tool and a benefit to our neighbors. The
State of Israel supports any message of peace to the people in neighboring
countries and this is why we decided to support the reestablishiment of
the Voice of Hope."

The VOICE OF HOPE broadcast studios are located on the shore of the Sea of
Galilee, Israel. The programming will include Christian Arabic presenters,
Arabic Christian music, news, education, drama and inspirational messages.

For interviews contact:
John D. Tayloe
Title: Founder and President Organization:
Strategic Communications Group
Voice of Hope - Raido Network
Tel: +1 805-338-0075
E-mail: <jdtayloe -at->
Web:    <>
(Ray Robinson-CA-USA, via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 29)

JAPAN   Schedule of NHK Radio Japan Tokyo in A-17 season.

Here is the schedule of Radio Japan in all languages:


(Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2

JAPAN   3945  on March 23 at 1218 UT, J-pop on fair signal from JOZ5,
Radio Nikkei 2 (certainly not Vanuatu now), while RN1 on 3925 kHz is
talking. 3945 kHz is the RN2 frequency currently curtailed for
maintenance, per info from Takahito Akabayashi via Wolfgang Bueschel I
mention on WOR 1870.

However, it is not totally off the air but only between 22 and 10 UT thru
April 4. Also the weekend exception no longer applies after March 19. Per
Aoki the normal schedule of 3945 kHz is 23-09 UT weekends, 23-14 UT Mon-
Fri, or rather UT Sun-Thu during the first hour. Meanwhile the RN1
frequency down for maintenance is 9595 kHz, totally, no exceptions, from
March 22 to April 11 according to that info.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

KOREAS   North Korean jamming 49 mb, used the remote SDR unit
in South Korea today UTC March 25, at 2315 to 2345 UT time slot.

Checked the jamming parasite signals
from KRE Korea D.P.R. in 49 meterband.

Spurs heard on 5658, 5670, 5682, 5752, 5756, 5780, 5871, 5895, 5900 kHz,

most broadband centered 5935 kHz against Shiokaze,
multi audio 12 x strings either side wobbling,
2 x 15 kHz wide jamming.

5965, 5982, 6003 kHz - 22 kHz wideband.

6075 RTI TWN - covered 16 kHz wide by CNR1 program jammer.

6135 centered, wideband Bubbler jamming,
30 kHz wide from 6120 to 6150 kHz,
but conflict with CRI on 6145 kHz on upper flank.

6348 KOR  VoH Echo of Hope,  n o t  been jammed by North Korea KRE !
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25, 2017)

KOREA  D.P.R.    Behind the Curtain
Preview of an Exciting New Book by Mark Fahey.

ADXN members will know Mark Fahey, a radio communications enthusiast who
has visited North Korea on many occasions. His personal research and
insights into all things North Korean have been well documented in many

Mark describes himself as an eHealth Clinical Informatics Specialist /
Digital Media Developer, Author and Publisher, a communicator and
strategic thinker driven by the passion of introducing new technologies to
healthcare. He is also a regular plenary speaker and presenter of
visionary solutions at international medical, scientific, technology and
broadcasting conferences.

Mark has just released his Preview Behind The Curtain eBook in the iTunes
Store as an Apple iBook for both MacOS and iOS devices. This book has been
years in the making, is highly interactive with many audio and video
examples, and very accessible.

As well as being most informative, it is also a highly entertaining read!
Mark offers real insights into life in the "Hermit Kingdom", with
photographs and media not previously seen, along with text that shines a
light on how the government works and how it's citizens live from day to

The book is described as:
North Korea prevents its citizens from accessing any form of independent
media. Any citizen who attempts to access foreign broadcasts to seek
information from the outside world risks being interned in one of the
state's notorious prison camps. The very few visitors to the country are
strictly forbidden to bring into North Korea radios or other
communications equipment. As a result, little independent and objective
information about the propaganda based mass-media of the country has been
gathered or published. Over successive trips into each province of the

Behind the Curtain has undertaken monitoring, recording and analysis of
the propaganda and broadcast media used by the North Korean regime as a
prime instrument of control over the population.

Behind the Curtain offers a immersive experience of interactive diagrams,
photos, audio and video. The project when completed will be divided into a
series of large downloadable volumes. Our first release, this Preview
Volume allows select content from the project to be sampled in one single

The online source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content,
Mashable, has described Mark's work as "This unprecedented project is a
multimedia e-book containing audio, video, photographs and even
interactive annotated panorama views has lifted the curtain on North
Korea's propaganda machine, surreptitiously documenting the country's
strange everyday life, which is shaped by the regime's indoctrination

For radio enthusiasts, there is a large section devoted to NK broadcasting
in its various forms, including an excellent summary devoted to both
shortwave and mediumwave broadcasting. There is information on jamming
with audio examples of the jamming sounds utilized by the government.
There's also a very good section on the clandestine radio stations beaming
into NK (Echo of Hope, Voice of the People, the Japanese Furusato No Kaze,
and others), again with audio clips of their broadcasts. There's even a
section on Korean numbers stations.

Other fascinating sections of the eBook include a look at NK television
(there are some very funny video clips captured here!!), the role and
pervasiveness of propaganda in film, music and especially for visitors,
and some very perceptive insights into the country's leadership, children,
industry, technology, agriculture and attempts at reunification.

This is a wonderful book! I have downloaded it onto both my early 2014
iPad Air and my 27" iMac computer and all the interactivity performed
flawlessly. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.

And aside from all that, amazingly the eBook is currently FREE! Here is
the link for your free copy:


It's a big download because of all the included interactive materials
(1.8 Gigs on iPad). But it's well worth the wait

Read more about the book at: <>
Congratulations, Mark on your fine work.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, ARDXC 'ADX News' April 2017)

KUWAIT   In Saturday's mail (March 18) came a 2017 calendar from Radio

Okay, so the year is a quarter done already, that isn't the point. The
fact that they sent one of their shortwave listeners a 2017 calendar
hopefully means they expect to be back on shortwave in the very near

After December 2017 comes several pages containing scheduling information.

First, is the Kuwait Space Channels and International Satellite TV and
Radio Broadcast information - 2 pages.

Next was the Radio Kuwait Frequency Schedule(FM) - another 2 pages.

The next section is the Radio Kuwait Frequency Schedule (SW) - 2 more

The final page is the Radio Kuwait Frequency Schedule (MW).

In the shortwave section, the English program to Europe was listed as
1800-2100 UTC on 15540 kHz. We shall see what the future brings ...
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

MADAGASCAR   6190, on March 26 at 0212 UT, MWV now here for A-17, ex-7390
kHz, song in Spanish; not on originally planned 6070 kHz, whew for CFRX,
but I bet the PTB at CFRB never new they were threatened. Fortunately,
someone at WCB changed it, after we pointed out CFRX on 6070 kHz despite
missing from HFCC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

MADAGASCAR   A-17 season last minute changes of
WCB Madagascar World Voice from March 26:

0200-0300 NF6190 MWV 100 kW 250 deg to SoAM Sp tx#1 La Voz Alegre, ex 6070

0300-0400 NF6190 MWV 100 kW 265 deg to SoAM Sp tx#1 La Voz Alegre, ex 6170

0300-0400  15515 MWV 100 kW 040 deg to SoAS En tx#2 African Pathways Radio
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

MALI   CRI Bamako relay schedule March 24 (hfcc database)
 7295 0800 0900 46E       BKO 100 0   925 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
 7295 2300 2400 46        BKO 100 0   925 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1800 1830 46E       BKO 100 85  206 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1830 1930 47E,48NW  BKO 100 85  206 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
11640 1930 2000 53NW      BKO 100 111 216 Por  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2000 2100 53        BKO 100 111 216 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11640 2100 2130 53        BKO 100 111 216 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2130 2230 37        BKO 100 20  216 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2230 2300 37        BKO 100 20  216 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
11975 2300 2400 37        BKO 100 20  216 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
13630 1930 2000 53NW      BKO 100 111 206 Por  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2000 2100 53        BKO 100 111 206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2100 2130 53        BKO 100 111 206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13630 2130 2230 53        BKO 100 111 216 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1700 1800 48SW,53NW BKO 100 111 206 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
13645 1800 1830 46E       BKO 100 111 206 Hau  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1300 1400 53        BKO 100 111 206 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1400 1500 53        BKO 100 111 206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1500 1600 53        BKO 100 111 206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
13685 1830 1930 37        BKO 100 20  216 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1600 1700 47E,48NW  BKO 100 85  206 Ara  MLI CRI RTC
15125 1700 1800 48SW,53NW BKO 100 111 216 Swa  MLI CRI RTC
15505 2230 2300 47E,48    BKO 100 85  206 Chn  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1400 1500 47E,48    BKO 100 85  206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17630 1500 1600 47E,48    BKO 100 85  206 Eng  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1300 1400 53        BKO 100 111 216 Fra  MLI CRI RTC
17880 1600 1700 37        BKO 100 20  216 Ara  MLI CRI RTC

MARIANA ISLS  [SAIPAN]  11750.039, on March 23 at 1313 UT, off-frequency
carrier stix out, poor in Cambodian. It's RFA at 1230-1330 UT, 100 kW due
west from Agignan Point Saipan. So this IBB site continues unable or
unwilling to nail down its frequencies. 11750 kHz also used by FEBC, KTWR,
AWR, et al. at other times.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

MICRONESIA   I send an e-mail to The Cross station, 4755 kHz, asking
about their plans to return to the short wave and here is the answer:

"Dear Manuel, Thank you for your inquiry. At present, the power
situation in the island is not consistent with many power outages
throughout the day. We are working on getting solar equipment to be
able to do the SW again. Please pray for provision. God bless! Melinda.

Melinda R. Espinosa
Pacific Mission Aviation
P.O.Box 3209
Hagatna Guam 96932

<>  "
(Manuel Mendez-Lugo-ESP, March 26, dxld)

MOLDOVA  {? probably}   April 2nd:
7480 UNIDENTIFIED, carrier only, may be a technical check
by the engineer ?  S=9+35dB signal at 0338 to 0345 UT TX cut off.
No program audio could be heard so far. Heard on remote Doha Qatar unit.

Probably technician in Grigoriopol Maiac Moldova checked their TX/Antenna
feed. Later the day channel is used for Persian target service at 116degr.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

Radio Payam-e Doost, via Grigoriopol Maiac, Pridnestrovie,
7480 kHz 1800-1845 UT, 500kW, 116deg.  F/D eQSL in 1 day. Report sent/and
verification came to/from Pridnestrovsky Radio TV Centre:
<prtc -at->
(Roberto Pavanello-ITA, via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia,
via RUSdx #918 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

Trans World Radio (TWR), via Grigoriopol Maiac, Pridnestrovie,
999 kHz, 21 March 2017 at 19:30 UT.
QSL-card / On QSL there is another e-mail of Mikhail Nevolin
<miknev -at->  <twr -at->  <secretary -at->
(irbisspb St.P.-RUS, via
Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

MYANMAR   5985, Myanmar Radio, Yengu - Yangoon, at 1319-1322 UT on March
28. Special live coverage of the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian
Cup qualification soccer match; in vernacular; Myanmar vs India, being
held in Yangon; usual background sounds for such an event (crowd cheering,
loudspeaker, etc.); preempted regular programming; fair.
(Ron Howard, Asilomar State Beach, CA-USA, March 28)

 5914.990 MMR  Myanmar Radio from new capital Nay Pyi Taw, soft pop lady
          singer, noted in remote SDR unit at Doha Qatar, S=7 at 0040 UT.

 6164.993 MMR  Myanmar Radio Thazin, at Pyin U Lwin, smooth lady singer
          program, S=8 in remote Doha Qatar unit, at 0046 UT on March 29.
          Underneath probably CNR-6th program 6164.998 kHz from China.

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

OMAN//MADAGASCAR/UAE   BBC Al Seela Oman on air again this Apr 2nd morning

In German DX group someone told a Babcock / BBC feed failure on 6195 kHz
yesterday April 1st afternoon, scheduled 6195 kHz 17-19 UT noted with
endless tape recorded advice annmt, to switch to www Internet site of

13580  OMA  BBCWS En via Al Seela relay, at 0448 UT on Apr 2,
S=9+20dB here in southern Germany.

11945.111  UAE  BBCWS English via Al Dhabbaya-UAE relay at 04-05 UT slot,
heard at 0452 UT on Apr 2nd, S=9+30dB into southern Germany. Talk about
soldiers in British Army. "Peace and War", "Speak of the Day" at 0457 UT.

15420.015  MDG  BBCWS En via Talata-Volonondry relay, at 0504 UT on Apr 2,
news item today President election in Serbia, S=9+25dB in Germany.
12 kHz wideband signal.

15359.980  UAE  US Mashaal Radio from Al Dhabbaya, in Pashto language to
Afghanistan. At 0508 UT on Apr 2.

13600  OMA  Sultanate Oman radio from Thumrait bcast center, 04-10 UT to
Central and West-Africa. Smooth voice of female Arabic singer. At 0459 UT
on Apr 2. Fair S=7 signal heard here on sidelobe into southern Germany.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

PALAU   [JAPAN non]   11705, March 27 at 1427 UT, NHK English relay via
PALAU is good at S9-S7 way offbeam over here, wrapping up, and should be
usable from 1400 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

PHILIPPINES   [non-log]   15640 // 17700 // 17820 kHz, R. Pilipinas.

Recently had been hearing them daily with decent reception 0200+ UT, but
March 28 they were off the air; none of their frequencies heard with any
trace of a carrier. Do not believe it was poor propagation. Probably power
outage, due to Manila now having very high temperatures.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 27)

ROMANIA   Letter from Interradio Romania at Bucharest.

"Dear Dmitry,
Received your message, thank you very much for your interest in our

Unfortunately, in the correspondence with our listeners, recently there
have been problems, due to the change in the way of financing the Romanian
radio, more precisely the transition from the fee for TV and radio
broadcasting, which financed our activity until February to funding from
the state budget.

At the moment, the Romanian radio conducts a tender for postal services,
immediately after the completion of these procedures, correspondence by
regular mail will be resumed. All reports received in all versions of the
IRI will be confirmed by QSL cards, which, by the way, were already
printed for the entire 2017 year. We hope that the completion of tender
procedures will occur as soon as possible.

On behalf of the entire editorial staff of the Russian IRR service, we
apologize and hope that you will remain our listener and friend.

We are sending you a big greeting from Bucharest!
Russian service IRR.
(RRI via Dmitry Elagin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx"
via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

RUSSIA   The fate of powerful broadcasting.
Chukotka and Magadan want to revive SW Broadcasting!
The issue is being worked out in Moscow.
Broadcast SW will be a radio center in Elizovo, Kamchatka Territory -
2 SW of transmitter for 100 kW of type "Thunder" and "Purga"


(AK  Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

RUSSIA  [and non]  Russia's RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B. ?


The RT newsroom overlooking central London. Russia insists that RT is
just another global network like the BBC or France 24, albeit one
offering "alternative views" to those of the Western-dominated news
Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times [caption]

By STEVEN ERLANGER March 8, 2017

LONDON  The London newsroom and studios of RT, the television
channel and website formerly known as Russia Today, are ultramodern
and spacious, with spectacular views from the 16th floor overlooking
the Thames and the London Eye. And, its London bureau chief, Nikolay
A. Bogachikhin, jokes, "We overlook MI5 and we're near MI6," Britain's
domestic and foreign intelligence agencies.

Mr. Bogachikhin was poking fun at the charge from Western governments,
American and European, that RT is an agent of Kremlin policy and a
tool directly used by President Vladimir V. Putin to undermine Western
democracies meddling in the recent American presidential election
and, European security officials say, trying to do the same in the
Netherlands, France and Germany, all of which vote later this year.

But the West is not laughing. Even as Russia insists that RT is just
another global network like the BBC or France 24, albeit one offering
"alternative views" to the Western-dominated news media, many Western
countries regard RT as the slickly produced heart of a broad, often
covert disinformation campaign designed to sow doubt about democratic
institutions and destabilize the West.

Western attention focused on RT when the Obama administration and
United States intelligence agencies judged with "high confidence" in
January that Mr. Putin had ordered a campaign to "undermine public
faith in the U.S. democratic process," discredit Hillary Clinton
through the hacking of Democratic Party internal emails and provide
support for Donald J. Trump, who as a candidate said he wanted to
improve relations with Russia.

The agencies issued a report saying the attack was carried out through
the targeted use of real information, some open and some hacked, and
the creation of false reports, or "fake news," broadcast on
state-funded news media like RT and its sibling, the internet news
agency Sputnik. These reports were then amplified on social media,
sometimes by computer "bots" that send out thousands of Facebook and
Twitter messages.

To many Americans, the impression that RT is an instrument of Russian
meddling was reinforced when its programming suddenly interrupted
C-Span's online coverage of the House of Representatives in January.
(C-Span later called it a technical error, not a hacking.)

Watching RT can be a dizzying experience. Hard news and top-notch
graphics mix with interviews from all sorts of people: well known and
obscure, left and right. They include favorites like Julian Assange of
WikiLeaks and Noam Chomsky, the liberal critic of Western policies;
odd voices like the actress Pamela Anderson; and cranks who think
Washington is the source of all evil in the world.

But if there is any unifying character to RT, it is a deep skepticism
of Western and American narratives of the world and a fundamental
defensiveness about Russia and Mr. Putin.

Afshin Rattansi, on stage, hosting a talk show called "Going
Underground." Mr. Rattansi went to RT in 2013 after working at the
BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and Iran's Press TV. "Unlike at the
BBC and CNN, I was never told what to say at RT," he said.
Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times [caption]

Analysts are sharply divided about the influence of RT. Pointing to
its minuscule ratings numbers, many caution against overstating its
impact. Yet focusing on ratings may miss the point, says Peter
Pomerantsev, who wrote a book three years ago that described Russia's
use of television for propaganda. "Ratings aren't the main thing for
them," he said. "These are campaigns for financial, political and
media influence."

RT and Sputnik propel those campaigns by helping create the fodder for
thousands of fake news propagators and providing another outlet for
hacked material that can serve Russian interests, said Ben Nimmo, who
studies RT for the Atlantic Council.

Whatever its impact, RT is unquestionably a case study in the
complexity of modern propaganda. It is both a slick modern television
network, dressed up with great visuals and stylish presenters, and a
content farm that helps feed the European far right. Viewers find it
difficult to discern exactly what is journalism and what is
propaganda, what may be "fake news" and what is real but presented
with a strong slant.

A recent evening featured reports of Britain refusing to condemn human
rights violations in Bahrain and a "mainstream media firestorm" over
Attorney General Jeff Sessions's chats with the Russian ambassador to
the United States. Other reports included the "liberation" of Palmyra
by the Syrian Army with "the support of the Russian Air Force;" an
interview with former British ambassador to Syria and a United States
critic, Peter Ford; and a report about a London professor decrying the
fall in British living standards.

There are "clickbait" videos on RT's website and stranger pieces, too,
like one about a petition to ban the financier George Soros from
America for supposedly trying to "destabilize" the country and "drown
it" with immigrants for a "globalist goal."

Mr. Bogachikhin and Anna Belkina, RT's head of communications in
Moscow, insist it is absurd to lump together RT's effort to provide
"alternative views to the mainstream media" with the phenomena of fake
news and social media propaganda.

"There's an hysteria about RT," Ms. Belkina said. "RT becomes a
shorthand for everything."

For example, she says, while RT was featured heavily in the American
intelligence report, it was largely in a seven-page annex (of a 13-
page report) that was written more than four years ago, in December
2012, a fact revealed only in a footnote on Page 6.

She flatly denies any suggestion that RT seeks to meddle in democratic
elections anywhere.
"The kind of scrutiny we're under we check everything."

"We overlook MI5 and we're near MI6," Britain's domestic and foreign
intelligence agencies, Nikolay A. Bogachikhin, RT's London bureau
chief, joked last month. He was poking fun at the charge from Western
governments that RT is effectively a Kremlin agency.
Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times [caption]

For RT and its viewers, the outlet is a refreshing alternative to what
they see as complacent Western elitism and neo-liberalism,
representing what the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov
recently called a "post-West world order."

With its slogan, created by a Western ad agency, of "Question More,"
RT is trying to fill a niche, Ms. Belkina said. "We want to complete
the picture rather than add to the echo chamber of mainstream news;
that's how we find an audience."

Nearly all the mainstream media came out against Mr. Trump during the
campaign and much of the news coverage about him was negative, she

"This is why we exist," Ms. Belkina said. "It's important to watch RT
to hear alternative voices. You might not agree with them, but it's
important to try to understand where they're coming from and why."

A French legislator, Nicolas Dhuicq, who has appeared on RT and went
to Russian-annexed Crimea in 2015 as part of a delegation of French
legislators, said that RT's aim was "to make the voice of Russia
heard, to make the Russian point of view on the world heard."

Still, Mr. Dhuicq said, "the impact of RT, in my opinion, is very
low." He added: "There is enormous paranoia when we imagine that RT
will change the face of the world, influence national or other

Afshin Rattansi, who hosts a talk show three times a week called
"Going Underground," came to RT in 2013 after working at the BBC, CNN,
Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and Iran's Press TV. "Unlike at the BBC and CNN,
I was never told what to say at RT," he said. There have been two
cases of RT announcers quitting because of what they said was pressure
to toe a Kremlin line, especially on Ukraine, but not in London, Mr.
Rattansi said.

Michael McFaul, a Stanford professor who was the United States
ambassador to Russia during the Obama years, said that RT should not
be lightly dismissed. "There is a demand in certain countries for this
alternative view, an appetite, and we arrogant Americans shouldn't
just think that no one cares."

"Question More" is the slogan of RT, which is trying to fill a niche,
said Anna Belkina, head of communications in Moscow. "We want to
complete the picture rather than add to the echo chamber of mainstream
news; that's how we find an audience."
Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times [caption]

But there is a considerably darker view, too. For critics, RT and
Sputnik are simply tools of a sophisticated Russian propaganda
machine, created by the Kremlin to push its foreign policy, defend its
aggression in Ukraine and undermine confidence in democracy, NATO and
the world as we have known it.

Robert Pszczel, who ran NATO's information office in Moscow and
watches Russia and the western Balkans for NATO, said that RT and
Sputnik were not meant for domestic consumption, unlike the BBC or
CNN. Over time, he said, "It's more about hard power and

The Kremlin doesn't care "if you agree with Russian policy or think
Putin is wonderful, so long as it does the job you start having
doubts, and of 10 outrageous points you take on one or two," he said.
"A bit of mud will always stick."

Probably more important than RT, Mr. Pszczel said, are Sputnik and
local language outlets sponsored by Russia, like the Slovak magazine
"Zem a Vek," known for its conspiracy theories. Sputnik is the largest
source of raw news in the Balkans, he said, "because it's a free
product in local languages." And "then they set up some friendly
association, at some small university, which holds seminars, and then
a number of strange websites start promoting the product, like an
industrial marketing operation."

But RT is also helpful in another traditional Moscow effort: making
friends with useful people, and not just Mr. Assange, Mr. Pomerantsev
said. "RT made Mike Flynn feel good after losing his job" as head of
the Defense Intelligence Agency, he said, paying him a reported
$40,000 to come to RT's anniversary celebration in Moscow and sit near
Mr. Putin. And Mr. Flynn, for a time, was national security adviser of
the United States.

Mr. Nimmo of the Atlantic Council noted RT's small reach in Germany,
where Angela Merkel, a Putin critic, is facing a tough re-election
fight, and where there are up to 3.5 million Russian speakers. "I
strongly suspect that RT Deutsch has a trivial effect compared to
Russian-speaking Germans watching Russian television," he said.

Stefan Meister, who studies Russia and Central Europe for the German
Council on Foreign Relations, agreed that "we shouldn't overestimate
RT. The main success of the Russians is the link to social media
through bots and a network of different sources." That network, he
said, is "increasingly well organized, with more strategic and
explicit links between sources and actors Russian domestic media,
troll factories, RT, people in social networks and maybe also the
security services."

"Open societies are very vulnerable," Mr. Meister said, "and it's
cheaper than buying a new rocket."

RT is part of the reality of the 21st century, Mr. Pomerantsev said.
"Everyone will do it soon. It's the world we have to live in." Hacks
and leaks are much more disruptive, he said. "If you can take out the
electrical grid in Ukraine, that's scary. It's hard to get too scared
about Larry King on RT."

Mr. Pomerantsev agrees with Ms. Belkina that RT is not inventing
popular mistrust about Western democracy. "The Russians are about
sowing mistrust about institutions that is there already, feeding it,"
he said. "How do we make our institutions more trustworthy?"

Follow Steven Erlanger on Twitter -at- Steven Erlanger.
Aurelien Breeden contributed reporting from Paris.
(via Mike Cooper, dxld March 15)

SOLOMON ISL   5019.999  SLM  SIBC Honiara heard in English / and
Vernacular, and light pop mx program at 1140 UT on April 6th. Noted in
remote SDR unit in Brisbane Queensland.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 3)

SPAIN   17855, on March 27 at 2115 UT, REE to NoAM is a JBA carrier,
weaker than 15520 kHz beamed elsewhere. Using remotes, Wolfgang Bueschel
agrees that 15520 kHz is best in eastern NoAM at 2145 UT, also 17715 kHz
JBA (but 15390 off?)
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 28)

SPAIN   REE Madrid on SW  15390{21620}  15520  17715 17855 kHz.

Tonight March 28 noted REE Noblejas on FOUR SW channels on air, here in
remote SDR unit in central Florida-USA. Best signal in east coast North
America: on surprisingly 15520 kHz, (backlobe of 110 degrees to NE/ME ?)
S=9+10dB or -71dBm LIVE coverage report from football match national
teams France vv Spain 0 - 1 at 2025 UT on March 28.

15390 S=8 or -77dBm,
17715 S=6 or -89dBm,
17855 S=9 or -77dBm.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

SPAIN   17855  On Apr 1 at 1919 UT, Radio Exterior de Espana, Noblejas-
ESP, in Spanish. Men annnouncers talks and comments about the football
game, live, between Atletico de Madrid vv Malaga, 1st half time, 1x0; 1931
UT ends of first half time, 1x0. REE with very good signal and modulation
in this frequency, 45544. Parallel logs on 17715 kHz to SoAM, just barely
audible; on 15390 kHz, excellent, 55555.
{also on // 15520 kHz, during Tue 4th  / Wed 5th soccer matches, wb.}
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-BRA, hcdx Apr 2)

TAIWAN   9735  QSL Radio Taiwan International, via Paochung verified an
electronic report with a postal reply including a full data "Happy
Birthday" card in 38 days and an "RTI English Schedule".
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

TAJIKISTAN/UZBEKISTAN   {target radio services}
CLANDESTINE    A-17 of clandestine broadcasts to Tibet and North Korea
via Dushanbe Tajikistan and Tashkenz Uzbekistan:

Voice of Tibet
1200-1210 11508 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1210-1230 11503 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese {11513 on Apr 3, wb}
1230-1235 15517 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1235-1305 15523 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1305-1335 15522 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1335-1400 15517 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan

Radio Free North Korea
1200-1300 15630 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, same in A-16

National Unity Radio
1200-1500 11550 DB 100 kW 071 deg to NoEaAS Korean, same in A-16

Voice of Wilderness
1330-1530 NF7615 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, ex7620 A-16

North Korea Reform Radio
1430-1530 11570 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, mixing with:
1430-1500  9500 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Wed-Sun FEBA!!

Voice of Martyrs
1530-1700 NF7510 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Kor/En, ex7515 A-16

North Korea Reform Radio
2030-2130 NF7500 TAC 100 kW 076 deg to NoEaAS Korean, ex7585 A-16
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

TANZANIA  [ZANTIBAR]   There was definitely a problem with Zanzibar 6015
kHz this morning, apart from its coming on air late!

I wonder if China CNR on the same frequency at that time might be
relevant. Never caused a problem before, but maybe they have increased
output power or propagation was very favourable for them to reach here.

6015  Zanzibar. ZBC Radio, Dole. March 31 at 03.05-03.11 UT. Nothing
heard, no carrier. Jo'burg sunrise 04.17 UT.

6015  Zanzibar. ZBC Radio, Dole. March 31 on 03.21-03.32 UT. Something
there but spoiled by rapid pulsing, too fast to count the frequency. At
one brief point I thought I heard a chirping noise. Whatever it was, it
rendered Zanzibar totally unreadable this morning in Jo'burg. Couldn't
even reliably tell music from speech. Reasonable strength carrier. Jo'burg
sunrise at 04.17 UT.
(Bill Bingham-RSA-AFS, dxld March 31)

11735 on March 29 at 20.55 UT, ZBC presumed the S4-S7 carrier seems just
barely modulated, but can't make out noise others report it is emanating;
can only detect that it cuts off at 20.59:40* UT. I wonder if the morning
frequency at 03.00 UT, 6015 kHz is likewise affected?
Haven't heard it well enough to tell, either.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 29)

Yes - rapid pulsing -   same reported since March 17, 2017:

TANZANIA   [Zanzibar isl]  Something has gone terribly wrong with the
usually very clean signal from ZBC on 11735 kHz. Just noted today at 1930
UT but come to think of it I might have noticed the same thing is passing
yesterday.  Really too bad. Almost sounds like they are being jammed but I
would doubt that.
(Mickey Delmage-CAN, hcdx March 17, 2017)

Re: ZANZIBAR 11735 kHz. - Yes you are right. Two program strings on TZA
even 11735.0 kHz, and another string visible nearby on 11734.966 kHz.
Heard a male announcer, but also a steady music played

DITTERING - every half second pulsing.
How is the political relations between Tanzania state and its neighbours
like Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, in Central East Africa where Swahili
is a common spoken language?

S=7-8 dittering heard in Hungary and southern Italy remote units,
as well as powerhouse at 2045 UT in Doha Qatar S=9+5dB level,
16 kHz wideband signal, which is mostly used by CHN jamming,
or from Ethiopia against Asmara Eritrea in 7.1 MHz range.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

TURKEY    Summer A-17 schedule for Voice of Turkey

Shortwave Broadcasting Schedule of VOICE OF TURKEY Radio
between 26 March 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 dates

kHz      UTC     tx  kW deg language    target

 9735 0000-0200 EMR 500  72 TURKISH     AS
 9770 0100-0200 EMR 500 290 SPANISH     NoWeAF/AMs/SoEUR
 9870 0100-0200 EMR 500 252 SPANISH     AMs/SoEUR
 9465 0200-0300 EMR 500  82 UYGHUR      AS
 6165 0300-0400 EMR 250 138 ENGLISH     AS
 9515 0300-0400 EMR 500 325 ENGLISH     AMs/EUR
 6040 0400-0600 EMR 500 138 TURKISH     AS
11980 0400-0600 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR/AM

11750 0600-0900 EMR 500  80 TURKISH     AS
11675 0600-1200 EMR 500 150 TURKISH     AF/AS new (ex-11955 A-16)
13635 0600-1300 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR/AM
11730 0700-0800 EMR 500  72 AZERBAIJAN  AS
11795 0830-1000 EMR 500 105 PERSIAN     AS
11750 0900-1000 EMR 500 120 ARABIC      NoAF/NE/ME

 9855 1000-1030 EMR 500  32 TATAR       AS
 9655 1000-1100 EMR 500  72 GEORGIAN    AS
13650 1030-1100 EMR 500  62 UZBEK       AS
 7210 1100-1130 EMR 250 290 BULGARIAN   EUR
15240 1100-1200 EMR 500  72 CHINESE     AS
13760 1130-1230 EMR 500 310 GERMAN      EUR

11990 1200-1230 EMR 500  62 TURKMEN     AS
13710 1200-1300 EMR 500  95 URDU        AS
15410 1230-1330 EMR 500  72 UYGHUR      AS
15450 1230-1330 EMR 500 310 ENGLISH     EUR/AM
11965 1300-1400 EMR 500  20 RUSSIAN     AS/EUR
 9840 1300-1600 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR/AM
11880 1330-1400 EMR 500  62 KAZAKH      AS

 9610 1400-1430 EMR 500 290 ITALIAN     EUR
 9540 1400-1500 EMR 500 120 ARABIC      NoAF/NE/ME
17770 1400-1500 EMR 500 252 ARABIC      AF/SoEUR
 9765 1500-1600 EMR 250 105 PERSIAN     AS
11765 1500-1530 EMR 500 100 DARI        CeAS
11765 1530-1630 EMR 500 100 PASHTO      CeAS
 9530 1530-1630 EMR 500 105 AZERBAIJAN  AS
 5960 1600-2100 EMR 500 150 TURKISH     AF/AS
 9460 1600-2100 EMR 500 310 TURKISH     EUR
11930 1630-1730 EMR 500 270 SPANISH     AF/EUR
15520 1630-1730 EMR 500  95 ENGLISH     AS
 7360 1730-1830 EMR 500 180 FRENCH      AF
 9840 1730-1830 EMR 500 310 GERMAN      EUR (ex 9410 / 11835 A-16)

 9785 1830-1930 EMR 500 310 ENGLISH     EUR
 9635 1930-2030 EMR 500 300 FRENCH      EUR
11615 1930-2030 EMR 500 252 FRENCH      NoAF/CeAF/WeAF
 9620 2030-2130 EMR 500 105 ENGLISH     AS/AUS/NZL (ex 7205 A16)
 9830 2200-2300 EMR 500 310 ENGLISH     AMs/EUR

  kHz    UTC    Ciraf zones         tx   kW deg  sw ant lan BRC request #
 9735 0000 0200 42,43               EMR 500 72    0 211 Tur TRT 11044
 9770 0100 0200 8S,10SE,11,12,27S,37EMR 500 290   0 219 Spa TRT  4441
 9870 0100 0200 12S,13-15,16N,37    EMR 500 252   0 219 Spa TRT  4461
 9465 0200 0300 42,43               EMR 500 82   10 211 Uig TRT 11039
 6165 0300 0400 38E,39,40W          EMR 250 138   0 215 Eng TRT  4438
 9515 0300 0400 3-5,6E,7-11,17,27,28EMR 500 325   0 219 Eng TRT  4439
 6040 0400 0600 39                  EMR 500 138   0 215 Tur TRT  4437
11980 0400 0600 18S,27,28           EMR 500 310   0 215 Tur TRT 11053

11750 0600 0900 29S,30S,40          EMR 500 80    0 205 Tur TRT  4464
11675 0600 1200 38E,39,40W          EMR 500 150   0 205 Tur TRT 11024NEW
11955 0600 1200 38E,39,40W          EMR 500 150   0 205 Tur TRT  4442
13635 0600 1300 27,28               EMR 500 310   0 215 Tur TRT  4440
11730 0700 0800 29SE,39NE,40NW      EMR 500 72    0 205 Aze TRT  4463
11795 0830 1000 39N,40NW            EMR 500 105   0 205 Fas TRT  4465
11750 0900 1000 39N,40W             EMR 500 120 -30 205 Ara TRT 11049
 9855 1000 1030 19-21,29,30         EMR 500 32  -10 215 Tat TRT 11047
 9655 1000 1100 29S,30SW            EMR 500 72    0 205 Kat TRT 11043
13650 1030 1100 30S,40N             EMR 500 62  -10 211 Uzb TRT 11054
 7210 1100 1130 28S                 EMR 250 290  10 210 Bul TRT 11037
15240 1100 1200 42-44               EMR 500 72    0 211 Zho TRT 11057
13760 1130 1230 28                  EMR 500 310  -8 205 Deu TRT 11056

11990 1200 1230 29SE,30S,40N        EMR 500 62  -10 211 Tuk TRT 11023
13710 1200 1300 40,41N              EMR 500 95  -10 215 Urd TRT 11055
15410 1230 1330 42,43               EMR 500 72    0 211 Uig TRT 11058
15450 1230 1330 18S,27,28W          EMR 500 310  -8 205 Eng TRT 11059
11965 1300 1400 19-22,29,30N        EMR 500 20   20 205 Rus TRT 11052
 9840 1300 1600 27,28               EMR 500 310   0 215 Tur TRT 11046
11880 1330 1400 30,31               EMR 500 62  -10 211 Kaz TRT 11050
 9610 1400 1430 27S,28S,37N         EMR 500 290  10 210 Ita TRT 11041
 9540 1400 1500 38E,39,40           EMR 500 120 -30 205 Ara TRT 11040
17770 1400 1500 37,38W,46           EMR 500 252   0 219 Ara TRT  4471
 9765 1500 1600 30S,40              EMR 250 105   0 205 Fas TRT  4458
11765 1500 1630 40,41               EMR 500 100   0 205 Pbt TRT  4452
 9530 1530 1630 29SE,39NE,40,41     EMR 500 105   0 215 Aze TRT  4455
 5960 1600 2100 38E,39,40W          EMR 500 150   0 205 Tur TRT  4436
 9460 1600 2100 27,28               EMR 500 310   0 215 Tur TRT  4454
11930 1630 1730 27S,28,37           EMR 500 270 -10 210 Spa TRT 11051
15520 1630 1730 30S,40E,41N,49      EMR 500 95  -10 215 Eng TRT 11060
 7360 1730 1830 38,47,48            EMR 500 180   0 216 Fra TRT  4453
 9840 1730 1830 28                  EMR 500 310  -8 205 Deu TRT 11120

 9785 1830 1930 27,28               EMR 500 310   0 205 Eng TRT  4477
 9635 1930 2030 27,28W              EMR 500 300   0 205 Fra TRT  4474
11615 1930 2030 37,38,46            EMR 500 252 -10 211 Fra TRT 11048
 9620 2030 2130 39-41,49,54,55,58-60EMR 500 105   7 219 Eng TRT 11042
 9830 2200 2300 5,8,9,11,17-18,27-28EMR 500 310   0 215 Eng TRT 11045
(TRT schedule, HFCC requested Apr 3)

web streams


VOT World

VOT East

VOT West

UAE   Got QSL on a postcard from the Gaweylon Tibetian Radio Program for
the reception of 06 Febr 2017, 1200-1230 UT at the frequency of 15215 kHz
(through the Babcock transmitter at Al Dhabbaya, UAE 250 kW, 70deg,
in A-17 85deg). Also sent various printed materials.
Report sent E-mail:
<gaweylon -at->
(DK  Dmitry Kutuzov, Ryazan-RUS "deneb-radio-dx",
via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #918
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

U.K.    BBC - Global Short Wave Frequencies

How to listen to BBC World Service on short wave radio for the region
you're in
(Peter W Hansen, March 26, dxld)

Global Short Wave Frequencies

Short wave frequencies for all regions available
from 26 March - 28 October 2017

Time (UTC) Days   Frequency (kHz)

West & Central Africa
0500-0600  Daily  5875
0500-0700  Daily  6005, 7345
0600-0700  Daily  15400
0600-0800  Daily  12095
0700-0800  Daily  9915, 11770, 17830
1600-1800  Daily  17830
1700-1800  Daily  17780
1700-2000  Daily  15400
1800-2000  Daily  13660
1800-2100  Daily  11810
2000-2100  Daily  9915, 12095
2100-2200  Monday-Friday  9915, 11810, 12095

East Africa
0400-0500  Daily  7445, 11945
0500-0600  Daily  12095
0500-0800  Daily  15420
0600-0800  Daily  13580
1500-1600  Daily  15490
1500-1700  Daily  12095
1600-2000  Daily  7445
1700-2000  Daily  9410

Southern Africa
0500-0600  Daily  3255, 5925
0500-0800  Daily  6190
0600-0700  Daily  12095*
0600-0800  Daily  7445
1600-1700  Daily  17640
1600-2000  Daily  3255, 6190
*West Africa programmes

South Asia
0000-0200  Daily  5970
0130-0230  Daily  1413
0200-0300  Daily  9410
1300-1400  Daily  1413
1300-1500  Daily  15310
1430-1500  Daily  1413
1630-1800  Daily  1413
*East Asia programmes [sic, but nothing a*terisked in this sexion!]

East Asia
1000-1300  Daily  9740
2200-2300  Daily  5890, 9890
2300-0000  Daily  9740

South East Asia
1000-1300  Daily  6195, 9740
2200-2300  Daily  5890, 5950
2200-0000  Daily  3915, 6195
2300-0000  Daily  9740

Middle East & Gulf States
0130-0230  Daily  1413
0300-0400  Daily  9440
0300-0500  Daily  12095
0400-0500  Daily  1413, 13580
1500-1700  Daily  5970
1500-1900  Daily  6195
1900-2100  Daily  1413

*East Mediterranean only. [sic, but nothing a*terisked this sexion!]

The BBC World Service Arabic language service is available 24 hours a
day on satellite, FM in some cities and online at the BBC Arabic

Afghanistan, Iran & Central Asia
0130-0230  Daily  1413
0300-0400  Daily  9440
0300-0500  Daily  12095
0400-0500  Daily  1413, 13580
1500-1700  Daily  5970
1700-1900  Daily  6195
1900-2100  Daily  1413
*South Asia programmes [sic, but nothing a*terisked in this sexion!]
(also via Mike Cooper, dxld March 29)

I noticed the Asia cuts as well. At least 9740 kHz Singapore is still
there 10-14 UT, which makes it into NoAM. Total transmitter hours to
Africa seem unchanged.

Checking for BBCWS early Sunday UT I had poor reception of 7445 kHz
Meyerton at 0400 UT, and disappointingly poor reception of 5875/5925/6005
kHz Ascension at 0500 UT. Didn't hear any of the other frequencies at
those times. Was hoping to hear a couple of the Oman relays with
supposedly favorable beams, but nothing there. Perhaps an off night for
(Stephen Luce-TX-USA, March 26 dxld)

U.K.   Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain

This is a brand-new museum which, as the name suggests, is focussed on all
aspects of Radio Communication. It is located in the city of Derby in
Central England.

This web site is under construction and will be expanded as the museum
itself is built. It will grow to become both an overview of the museum, as
well as an information resource for people with an interest in radio

The current status of the museum is that the building is complete and was
handed over to the museum's team of volunteers in mid-February 2016. That
is when the real work began in earnest; laying out the display galleries,
creating the mechanical workshop and the ESD laboratory / workshop;
creating the Operations Room where radios and transmitters will be live
and connected to antennas.

Read more at:
Southgate, April 4, 2017
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK yg April 4)

USA   17540   On Apr 1 at 2130 UT, NHK Radio Japan Tokyo, via Furman-SC,
USA relay site, in Portuguese. IS, ID, website and "Join to Japan". 2131
UT NHK Newsletter by Naoko Haiashi & Alexandre Vieira; 2140 UT A musical
program "Parada de Sucessos do Japao": hits by singers and bands. RJ with
good signal and modulation, today, 45444.
(Jose Ronaldo Xavier-BRA, hcdx Apr 2)

USA   9275.05  WMLK, Bethel PA. Quite a good signal at 2030 UT with
American preaching droning on and drifting aimlessly from one topic to
another. Plenty of mentions of Yahweh. ID at 2109 UT, with an invitation
to "drop by at the Assemblies of Yahweh in Bethel PA ... if you are a
person of good will". March 10.
(Robert Wagner-Vic-AUS, ARDXC 'ADX News' magazine April 2017)

USA   9275  at 2033 UT, WMLK Bethel PA w/preaching in English on March 2,
ident at 2136 UT "WMLK broadcasting from Bethel, Pennsylvania. I'm Elder
Jacob Meyer" and refs to Sacred Name Broadcasts. Closing anncts at 2158 UT
give frequency as 9475 kHz, good and clear. Many years since I last hrd
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, NZ DX Times magazine April 2017)

USA   7505, on April 2 at 0107 UT, WRNO is on with soul music at S=9+40dB.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Apr 2)

7504.980  USA  WRNO weak and tiny in Doha Qatar ME, Chinese language
progr?, S=3-4 lousy under threshold level at 0330 UT April 2nd.

5829.986  USA  WTWW S=8 signal in Detroit remote at 0612 UT on Apr 2.
Chapter-five in English.

5850  USA  RMI Sound program, "You're beautiful ..." song, S=9+20dB in
Detroit remote unit, 0614 UT on Apr 2.

April 1st:
9264.995 ... x.997 unstable frequency noted on Apr 1st at 0016 UT,
S=6 signal in Detroit Michigan, Red Lion PA-US, phone-in program.

7780  USA  TOM BS at 0018 UT Apr 1, S=9+20dB, // 7570, both feeds were
'unclean' another BS roaring program underneath.

7730  USA  WRMI Spanish, at 0020 UT Apr 1, S=9+30dB in Detroit, interview,
Uruguay report, radio talk on Antena Sistema, Radio Mundo Real, 0020-0025
UT, Frecuencia al Dia.

7490.048  USA  WBCQ, POWERHOUSE in Detroit S=9+45dB, talk on radio and TV
stations, advertisements, 0028 UT on April 1.
Up to 26 kHz WIDEBAND in peaks.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

UZBEKISTAN   VORW von Tashkent-UZB nach Japan.

Folgende aktuelle kam soeben rein:

Hello Harald, I'll be sending out a newsletter on Monday but I am pleased
to inform you that the transmission to Japan will be on the frequency of
9875 kHz at the time of 1200 UT each Thursday {from Apr 6} from the
Tashkent, Uzbekistan transmitting station.
The transmitting power is 100 kW, Azimuth 68 degrees.

Kind regards, - John (VORW Radio)
(Harald Suess-AUT  ADXB, A-DX ng April 2)

9875 kHz at 1200 UT April 6, S=7-8 signal in Tokyo Japan and in Calabria
southern Italy remote post, but weak and tiny signal at S=5 level in
Finland, Germany, and Hungary remote SDR stations.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 6)

VANUATU   7259.96  R. Vanuatu. April 3, with the third day of above
average reception; 1244-1302 UT with pop songs; followed by drums and
blowing of conch shell; ID and news in vernacular.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 3)

7259.950  Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, S=9+10dB signal in Brisbane Australia,
program in Bislama/En and muisc played, but hit by Chinese language sce
resumably XJBS PBS Xinjiang Urumqi China on odd 7259.990 kHz frequency.
At 1250 UT on April 6.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 6)

VATICAN STATE   5925, Afia Darfur program - via Vatican Radio facility at
Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican State, at 0312-0329* UT on Mar 29, two men
in discussion in the Arabic language with frequent mentions of "Darfur"
and "Sudan". Some instrumental music followed by another discussion by
several woman. Vocal selection just prior to carrier being terminated.
Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 2)

Vatican Radio's English SW broadcast to Asia come to an end
requested still reservation towards CeAS, ME, NE and all Africa in A-17:

 7360 0300 0330 47SE,48SW,52NE,53WSMG 250 151   0 216 CVA English
 7360 2000 2030 46SE,47W          SMG 250 180   0 156 CVA English
 9660 0500 0530 52SE,53W,57N      MDC 250 258   0 822 MDG English
 9660 1730 1800 47SE,48SW,52NE,53WMDC 250 320   0 822 MDG English
 9670 2000 2030 46                SMG 250 210   0 151 CVA English
 9800 1530 1600 41,42S,43SW       PHT 250 283   0 216 PHL English Sat
11625 0630 0700 46                SMG 250 210   0 151 CVA English
11700 1530 1600 41,42S,43SW       PUG 250 280   0 146 PHL English Sat
13765 0630 0700 46E,47W           SMG 250 184   0 616 CVA English
15570 1730 1800 52SE,53W,57N      SMG 250 168   0 218 CVA English
15595 0630 0645 38E,39,40S        SMG 250 107   0 216 CVA News_En
15595 1130 1200 38E,39,40W        SMG 250 107   9 616 CVA Liturgy Fri
15595 1615 1630 38E,39,40S        SMG 250 107   9 616 CVA News_Mi
17590 1130 1200 38E,39,40W        SMG 250 112  14 616 CVA Liturgy Fri
17785 0700 1030 53W,57NE          SMG 250 155 -15 218 CVA Special   Mar 20

Vatican Radio's English SW broadcast to Asia come to an end

Vatican Radio's English shortwave broadcast for Asia has come to an end,
with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years
of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether.

What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio's English Service for
Asia, is however very much alive online on Vatican Radio's website. The
gradual phasing out of Vatican Radio's shortwave frequencies is seen as
part of the reform of the Roman Curia or the central administration of the
Catholic Church here in the Vatican, called for by Pope Francis. The Pope
established the new dicastery or office of the Secretariat for
Communications on June 27, 2015, bringing 9 media bodies of the Vatican,
including Vatican Radio, under the Secretariat's direction, with the
purpose of overhauling, streamlining and ultimately merging them as a
cohesive unit.

What ended on March 24 as Vatican Radio's English Service for Asia began
way back in 1958. The only English programme of Vatican Radio then, headed
by Jesuit Father Thomas O'Donnell, was repeated a number of times in
different directions, including towards Africa and South Asia. It was a
weekly 10-minute news broadcast for India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

However, the need for special programmes adapted to the distinctive
cultural needs and tastes of Africa and South Asia gave way to independent
programmes for these two regions. In 1964 South Asia got a boost when Pope
Paul VI visited Bombay (today Mumbai), India for the 38th International
Eucharistic Congress from 2nd to 5th of December. Hence in May 1965, the
Indian Section officially came into being with a 10-minute broadcast twice
a week each in the evening in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam, while English
went on air daily Monday through Saturday. In 1982, all the four languages
began re-broadcasting their evening programmes the following morning.
Three years later - on May 12, 1985, the Malayalam programme got extra
airing time, broadcasting for 15 minutes in the morning, whereas the rest
continued broadcasting for 10 minutes.

In 1986, Pope John Paul II visited India from January 31 to February 11.
Just prior to this visit, on January 7th that year, Hindi, Tamil and
English were given extra time, and so all the four languages began
broadcasting daily for 15 minutes each, in the morning, which was a
feature programme.

The evening transmission consisted of 6 minutes of news only. By the end
of 1986 the evening 6-minute news increased to 10 minutes and was repeated
the following morning.

On March 25, 1990, Hindi, Tamil Malayalam and English began broadcasting
for 15 minutes each, repeating it the following morning. And from Sept.
23, 1993, the four languages were transmitting for nearly 20 minutes each,
repeating the evening programme twice the following morning.

It was on Oct 24, 1993 that the fifth language, Urdu, that is spoken
mainly in Pakistan but is also widely followed in India, especially in the
north, was added to the Indian Section. It began with a 7-minute Sunday
programme, as part of the Hindi programme. On March 30, 2003 Urdu became a
stand-alone programme, broadcasting for 15-minutes on Sundays and
Wednesdays, and repeated the following mornings.

The Urdu programme however closed down in September, 2013, after nearly 20
years of service. On May 16, 2015, Vatican Radio marked the 50th
anniversary of its Indian programmes with a Holy Mass and a reception.

Vatican Radio's English SW broadcast to Asia come to an end.
(via Mike Terry-UK, March 24)


LOG this March 29 morning, in 0020 to 0100 UT time slot,
heard mainly in remote SDR units in Doha Qatar, Delhi India, and
at Detroit Michigan-USA.

 9550.004 IRN  IRIB Sirjan, S=5-6 in Doha Qatar 'skip zone' azimuth.
          Sidelobe of IRIB's Spanish service, scheduled 0020-0320 UT,
          Iranian National Anthem played at 0023-0024 UT.
          HQ morning prayer at 0025 UT.
 9474.976 USA  WTWW, poor S=4-5 propagat signal into Doha Qatar ME.
          Only threshold level tonight.
 7465even CHN  SCRATCHY AUDIO jamming heard still here 24hrs / 7d,
          most probably China mainland scratchy jamming type.
          Formerly BBCWS Thailand Nakhon Sawan channel. Now in A-17
          season meant as IBB RFA Tibetan sce from IBB Kuwait broadcast
          center at 2200-2300 UT, but on air single Fridays only.
          10 kHz wide audio block, S=8 in Doha Qatar at 0036 UT March 29.
 5914.990 MMR  Myanmar Radio from new capital Nay Pyi Taw, soft pop lady
          singer, noted in remote SDR unit at Doha Qatar, S=7 at 0040 UT.
 5978.984 CHN  GPBS Gannan from Hezou-Gansu-CHN, speedy spoken by Chinese
          language lady, S=6 at 0043 UT on March 29.
          Shortwave G.C. 34 58 14.35 N  102 54 31.58 E
          on MW 1332 kHz, and 3990 / 5970...5979 kHz.
 6164.993 MMR  Myanmar Radio Thazin, at Pyin U Lwin, smooth lady singer
          program, S=8 in remote Doha Qatar unit, at 0046 UT on March 29.
          Underneath probably CNR-6th program 6164.998 kHz from China.
 5040even CUB  RHC Bauta French service 0000-0100 UT, observed at 0050 UT
          on remote SDR in Detroit-USA. International sports news heard
          at S=9+10dB signal. Nothing heard on Cuban Bauta 5025 kHz.
 4765even CUB  Radio Progreso, Bejucal, S=8 audio signal in Michigan-US,
          at 0053 UT on March 29. Exciting Cuban Latin canciones,
          what else heard. Nearby CODAR signals on 4763 to 4794 kHz
          covered in background.
 5129.818 USA  WBCQ bcast sermon theme in En, S=8 at 0056 UT March 29,
          addresses given at 0057 UT, then US-Russia relation theme ...
          S=7-8 signal in remote Detroit-MI-USA unit.

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

Log March 31, listened on remote SDR units in Massachusetts,
Michigan-US, and Alberta Canada.

5025 kHz Radio Rebelde heard much early around 0602 UT on the air,
"Vamos" song was in progress.

At 06.00 UT the 6th transmitter of RHC English from Bauta site on was on
service on 5040 kHz in 60 meterband.

5040 kHz on the NoAM east coas on S=9+25dB strength at 05.30 UT.

5129.815 WBCQ Monticello, weak tiny signal in MA-US around 05.40 UT.

3955drm  BBC Woofferton-UK as S=9+10dB signal in Massachusetts-US,
         usual wideband block of 10 kHz in DRM mode.

5829.986 WTWW from Lebanon TN-US, S=9+20dB signal, Word of God at 05.48.

6185.000 XEPP R Educacion Mexico City, now on even frequency for weeks now
         in Spanish, S=7 in Ma-US, NoAM east coast.

6180     STP, VoA Sao Tome, now on that channel in French, 05.50 UT,
         only Mon-Fris, S=7-8 in MA-US remote SDR installation.

6165     CUB  RHC from Bauta site in English language at 05.52 UT,
         S=9 carrier strength, but lousy low level audio modulation.

6135     ASC  BBC London Africa sce in Hausa S=8 at 05.54 UT,
         scheduled 0529-0600 UT.

6100     CUB  RHC English sce, strong S=9+30dB signal in MA/NY/MI-US
         with excellent modulation(!), 21 kHz wideband signal at 05.56 UT

6060     CUB  RHC English sce, 24 kHz wide signal, 05.58 UT.
         S=9+25dB signal MUCH SCRATCHY AUDIO modulation.

6000     CUB  RHC from 250 kW TITAN station in Quivican San Felipe site,
         S=9+45dB POWERHOUSE carrier,
         BUT ONLY estimated 5 % audio modulation level.
         Each day another surprise by the Cuban technicians staff.
         Up to 26 kHz wideband signal this 06.00 UT morning.
         From 06.01 hrs UTC Mrs Almeda Valverde En news presenter
         (a nice name of the lady presenter !)

and at 06.01 UT the technician at Bauta moved from 49 to 60 meterband
and appeared now on 5025 kHz as Radio Rebelde program in Spanish
language again, played fine Latin American music canciones.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 31)

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