WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News BC-DX #1296 21 April 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALBANIA   11710  Excellent S=9+25dB English program signal, scheduled
05-07 UT in A-17 season, of CRI Beijing via Cerrik Albania relay
facility. Talk on North Korean rocket launch provocation. Foreign guest
delegation arrived in Pyongyang PRK, due of birthday anniversary of
former Pres Kim Il Sung.

Radio Tirana maybe off {for ever ? } on Mediumwave Fllaka broadcast center
service

since April 15 !  - (thanks Mauno for information on Easter 2017)

(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

ANGOLA   4949.73  Radio Nacional Angola, Mulenvos. Fair good signal at
0508 UT w/W doing the nx in Portuguese ending w/headlines over fanfare mx
at 0513 UT. M anncr briefly, then nice canned ID, and more canned anmnts
by M w/ment of musica, internet, Angola, a website URL, and "voz popular".
Good audio.
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

ANGUILLA   11775, Caribbean Beacon at 1219 UT with Pastor Melissa Scott
with an unintelligible sermon - Strong signal, garbled audio on April 11.

Her website only lists phone numbers and mailing address. If she had an
e-mail address, or a contact form on the website, perhaps one of us could
let her know that her presence on 6090 and 11775 kHz is not accomplishing
anything. - Too bad for Mrs. PMS.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, ODXA yg via dxld Apr 12)

ANTARCTICA ARGENTINE   15475.972 kHz  LRA36  Radio Nacional Arcangel, San
Gabriel from Base Antarctica Esperanza. Much poor S=3 signal, but could
measure the signal string on screen. Today April 17, at 20.15 UT,
heard in western England near Liverpool remote site.

Nothing on air from RAE Buenos Aires on 15345 kHz tonight ...

15475.972 kHz  LRA36 tonight April 18.

15475.972 kHz  LRA36  Radio Nacional Arcangel, San Gabriel from Base
Esperanza Argentine Antarctica, at 20.08 UT on April 18, S=4-5 or -94dBm
signal in remote Perseus unit in western England near Liverpool, via only
water path of Atlantic Ocean, poor signal.

listen of mp3 format recording on the box :

<https://app.box.com/s/boja6nlbvl6f6h0tiji0tr49ccs0a2s1>

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17 / 18)

15475.969 ... x.972  Heard again here in central Germany tonight (7 Apr)
with surprisingly good signal at times. Noted music at tune in around
1925 UT, station ID around 1930 UT, followed by Latin pop and report.
Signal peaking here 1945 UT, then becoming weaker and lost in the mud
around 2005 UT. Pity I missed their s/off procedure. Second time this
week that I heard them, but today (as I hoped on last monday) the signal
indeed was a lot better.
(Harald Kuhl, QTH Goettingen-D, April 7, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld April 15)

ASCENSION ISL   7305  BBC London French sce to AF, noted at S=9+5dB signal
into KY-US remote unit, on Apr 15 at 0435 UT.

5875  BBC London in French via ASC isl bcast center, S=8-9 at 0606 UT on
April 17. Also English sce on 6005 kHz S=7-8, and // 7345 kHz S=8 strength
in MI-US remote, better signal than 7305 kHz in French S=7.

7415  Dandal Kura relay via ASC facility towards West Africa, poor S=6-7
in to MIchigan NoAM, at 0633 UT Apr 17.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

AUSTRIA   9410  Powerful S=9+20dB signal from ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay
site. BBC ondon Arabic sce at 04-05 UT, Political talk on Maleki
politicas, at 0458 UT on April 15. 10 kHz wide proper signal.
"Huna BBC, ... " ID many times, into NE/ME target, noted also FM Quiz
annmt.  TX off switch at 04.59:43 UT.

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

AUSTRIA   OE17M - Marconi Day.
Wir aktivieren an diesem Wochenende OE17M, anlaesslich des Internationalen
Marconi-Tags. OE17M ist eine offizielle IMD-Station:
1 Punkt fuer das IMD-Diplom.
QSL via OE1WHC - oder an die DokuFunk-Adresse

Wolf Harranth
Dokumentationsarchiv Funk
An den Steinfeldern 4A
A-1230 Wien
Austria, Europe.

+0043 -1- 87878 21 071 - Mobil +0043 676 401 25 85
e-mail  <harranth -at- dokufunk.org>
(Wolf Harranth - OE1WHC, April 21)

BRAZIL   11856.099  R. Aparecida. Noticed that this has been way off freq
for at least the last 5 days. At 0730 UT Rosary recital, then soft rel. mx
at 0734 UT, studio W pgm host in Portuguese at 0736 UT, then Rosary again.
Weak and QRMed from 11855 kHz. // 9630.02 kHz which wasn't much better.
(28 March)
(Dave Valko-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 19)

BRAZIL   15190.035  BRA  Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG
rather well signal strength noted at 20.28 UT on April 17,
S=7-8 or -84dBm signal strength here in southern Germany.

5939.799  Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, poor signal at 0610 UT on
April 17, S=5-6 signal strength in MI-US remote SDR. At same time ZYE954
Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP, on 6135.199 kHz, S=4-5 weak and tiny at
0612 UT.

When checked LRA36  Base Esperanza Antarctica signal on April 18
heard also REE Noblejas live football game coverage under Spain.

15190.046  Rather one of the better signal reception of Brazilian
ZYE522 Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG, at 2004 UT on Apr 18, S=6,
station ID announced at 2005 UT, in remote Perseus unit in western England
near Liverpool, via only water path of Atlantic Ocean.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17 / 18)

CANADA   LONELY LITTLE SW STATION IN CANADA CLOSED -
CKZU Vancouver mainland.

According to several recent reports, the small, isolated and low
powered shortwave station located on the west coast of Canada is now
declared to be off the air, permanently. The CBC Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation shortwave station CKZU has been serving northern
communities in British Columbia for 3/4 of a century, it left the air
last year due to equipment failure, and it is now confirmed that the
cost of replacement is not financially justified.

Several astute international radio monitors observed that the station
was providing only intermittent service since about the middle of the
year 2015, perhaps more often off the air than on the air. However,
the noted international radio monitor Harold Sellers stated in the
Danish bulletin, DX Window, that he heard shortwave CKZU with a strong
signal on its regular 49 m band channel 6160 kHz on 30 September 2016.

Harold Sellers lives in retirement in the city of Vernon in the
central interior of British Columbia, which is within the main target
area of shortwave CKZU. That monitoring observation last year appears
to be the last reliable logging of the signal from shortwave CBC in
Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canadian international radio monitor Walter Salmaniw lives on
Vancouver Island in the provincial capital Victoria, which is 60 miles
across the waterway from the city of Vancouver, the home for shortwave
CKZU. Quoting Colin Newell, Walter Salminaw stated in an internet
release, that the CBC in Vancouver has declared that the old CKZU
transmitter is beyond repair, and the cost for replacement is not
justified, due to the very limited number of listeners who tune in to
its shortwave signal.

Shortwave CKZU has always been co-located with the main CBC mediumwave
station in Vancouver and it was taken into service in December 1941.

At the time, the mediumwave callsign was CBR and the shortwave
callsign was CBRX. The low power RCA transmitter was rated at just
150 watts, and the operating channel was 6160 kHz, the only channel
ever used for CBC shortwave in Vancouver.

The transmitter and antenna system were co-installed with mediumwave
CBR on Lulu Island, in what we would call the southern suburban areas
of the city of Vancouver. This transmitter was placed into service for
two specific purposes: as a program feed to a network of small LPRT
low power CBC mediumwave relay transmitters throughout the province of
British Columbia, and for direct reception by isolated listeners in
the same areas.

Lulu Island is a small, low and flat island at the southern edge of
Vancouver city. It is a silt island with some areas below both sea
level and river level. The island was named in honor of a popular
entertainer Lulu Sweet, apparently from Hawaii, who bought property on
the island.

Perhaps it was true that Lulu Sweet was indeed from Hono-lulu. An
elevated dyke has been built up around the entire populated area of
Lulu Island as protection against flooding from the Fraser River and
against storms coming in from the Pacific Ocean.

The first transmitter base for CBC mediumwave CBR and shortwave CBRX
was in the area of Lulu Island which is now built up as suburban
housing. The first antenna system was a diamond shaped rhombic,
supported on four towers 50 feet tall and each leg was 240 feet long.

The main lobe from this antenna system was directed a little to the
northwest, thus ensuring coverage into the hilly coastal areas of
British Columbia to the north.

On 25 January 1952, the callsign for mediumwave CBR was changed to
CBU, with the CB indicating CBC and the U indicating Vancouver.
At the same time, shortwave CBRX became CBUX, with the X indicating
shortwave.

Two years later (1954), the small 150 watt RCA transmitter was
replaced by a Marconi transmitter from England, rated at 1 kW input
and 1/2 kW output. Then, eleven years later again (1965), the shortwave
callsign was changed once more, due to the fact that international radio
callsigns beginning with the two letters CB belonged to Chile, not Canada.
Thus CBUX became CKZU.

Give two more years (1967), and a completely new transmitter station
was constructed for CBC Vancouver. This new facility was still located
on Lulu Island, though it is now on the waterlogged ocean side of the
protective dyke surrounding the built up housing areas of the island.
Shortwave CKZU was moved into its new location alongside 50 kW CBU.

Then, in 1983, a new shortwave transmitter was installed for CKZU, an
American made 1 kW Elcom Bauer, Model 701B, from California. This was
the third shortwave transmitter for CBC Vancouver, and the one that
has been sputtering somewhat during the last few years. The antenna
system, supported on four wooden poles, is a dipole with passive
reflector, thus still providing coverage to the north.

In 2008, it was rumored that shortwave CKZU might close; in 2013 the
CKZU license was cancelled, though soon afterwards reinstated; in 2015
the station was off the air, though in September last year it was
noted on the air again, at least for a while. Then in February earlier
this year, shortwave CKZU was declared inoperable.

Yes, CBC shortwave in Vancouver has now joined the mounting pile of
silent shortwave stations, though you can still see on Google Earth
the wobbly antenna system, and the old transmitter building that still
houses the 50 kW mediumwave CBU on 690 kHz. You will also see a
scattered clustering of old pine tree trunks that have been washed up
into the area due to storms and flooding.

Left: 1970s QSL from CKZN Vancouver,
from the collection of Bill Harms.

So what then is left these days in the shortwave scene in Canada?

Yes, you can still hear the CBC shortwave station CKZN in St John's,
Newfoundland with 1 kW on 6160 kHz; and CFVP in Calgary, Alberta with
100 watts on 6030 kHz; also CFRX in Toronto, Ontario with 1 kW on
6070 kHz.

And don't forget the three channel operation of the chronohertz
station CHU in Ottawa, Ontario on 3330, 7850, and 14670 kHz.
(Adrian Petersen-USA, script for AWR Wavescan,
also via April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld April 12)

CHINA   On remote SDR rx installation north of Tokyo Japan,
noted CRI Cantonese sce via 500 kW installations at 20 kHz broad wideband
signals.

To FarEastAS on 15160 kHz Jinhua-Youbu #831 tx center, S=9+15dB strength
and Xian #594 tx center at S=9+30dB. At 0533 UT on Apr 15.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

CHINA/MARIANA ISL [Tinian] /PHILIPPINES
21505     RFA Chinese sce from Tinian MRA, S=9+10dB, but equal covered by
          wideband CNR1 program signal jammer of 20 kHz. 0455 UT April 21
21649.996 VoA Tinang-PHL relay of Tibetan bcast, Friday 'hopping fq',
          til 0500 UT stop px on April 21. CHN white noise scratching
          jamming still on air behind 0500 UT, 12 kHz wideband.
21660     VoA Tibetan from Tinang-PHL hopped from 21650 kHz
          and settled here from 0500 UT, S=9+10dB in eastern Thailand
          remote SDR unit.
          And CNR1 talk jammer followed ON AIR after 3 minutes !
21690     RFA Chinese from Tinian-MRA totally covered by China mainland
          scratching white noise jamming os S=9,
          and accompanied by CNR1 talk px at 0520 UT, 20 kHz wideband.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

CUBA   6145  RHC Bauta on 18.8 kHz wideband, excellent audio, S=9+15dB on
remote KY-US unit, // 6000 Quivican San Felipe 'TITAN' site, also 18.6 kHz
wide signal at S=9+15dB. Englis program at 0420 UT Apr 15, then guitar
music, and nice singer canciones followed.

6060  RHC Bauta in Spanish S=9 signal also in KY-US, 20 kHz wideband
audio, // 5040 S=8, weaker than 5025 kHz Radio Rebelde signal, S=9+20dB
powerful 60mb outlet, latter in peaks 24 kHz wideband.

5040  RHC Bauta in English in 05-06 UT slot, on Apr 17 at 06.01:35 UT cut
off program feed, and 06.02:10 TX oswitched off.  S=9+5dB signal noted in
Detroit Michigan remote SDR. -  But

5025 kHz Radio Rebelde from Bauta site too, stronger than 5040 kHz signal,
as S=9+25dB noted in MI-US remote SDR. 16 kHz wide audio signal in Spanish
language.

At 0614 UT Arnaldo Coro on the air on RHC English sce, 6000 Quivican,
6060, 6100, and 6145 kHz all from Bauta site, all strong signals heard in
Mi-US remote post, but audio strength and quality on 6100 kHz seems the
best choice for my old ears. S=9+25dB at 06.23 UT. Arnie mentioned used a
pure telephone line feed his program this time.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

ECUADOR   6050  Der neue Kurzwellensender in Quito.

Liebe Freunde der Andenstimme,
nachdem am 31. Dezember 2016 unsere deutschsprachigen Sendungen aus Quito
verstummten, sind wir Mitarbeiter immer noch gut beschaeftigt und koennen
uns ueber Langeweile nicht beklagen! Wie im letzten Infobrief vom Maerz
versprochen, moechte ich einige Zeilen ueber unseren neuen
Kurzwellensender schreiben.

Unser alter Kurzwellensender wurde immer anfaelliger. Erschwerend kam
hinzu, dass es immer schwieriger wurde, Ersatzteile zu bekommen. Ingenieur
Tim Zook, der den Sender am besten kennt, hat die Troedelmaerkte im
Internet durchforstet, um das eine oder andere Ersatzteil zu ergattern.
Daher habe ich mich schon seit Jahren nach einem neuen Sender umgeschaut.
Die Ergebnisse waren ernuechternd: die Preise lagen im Rahmen des
Kaufpreises eines grosszuegigen Einfamilienhauses.

Der neue Sender - von HCJB Ingenieuren entwickelt ...

Die US-amerikanische Missionsorganisation SonSet (das fruehere
Technologiezentrum von Radio HCJB) stellt auch Sender her und hatte uns
ein Angebot gemacht, das in unserem finanziellen Rahmen lag. Die grosse
Frage war: wird dieser Sender mit nur einem Kilowatt Sendeleistung die
Region Ecuador, Peru und Kolumbien abdecken? Aber wie heisst es so schoen:
lieber den Spatz in der Hand, als die Taube auf dem Dach. Mitte Januar
haben wir uns entschieden, den Sender zu ordern. Am Abend des 22. Februar
landete Tim Zook mit mehreren Koffern in Quito, worin sich die einzelnen
Komponenten des Senders befanden. Schon am naechsten Tag wurde er
ausgepackt und gemeinsam bestaunt und geschaut, ob er die Reise gut
ueberstanden hat.

GOTT hat den Ueberblick ...

Im Januar 2017 kam Ingenieur Hartmut Goller aus Deutschland, um im
technischen Bereich bei Radio HCJB zu helfen. Er hatte sich bei dem

DMG <www.dmgint.de>

50+ Programm beworben, das Ruhestaendler in weltweite Missionseinsaetze
vermittelt. Zu der Zeit hatten wir noch nicht vor, den Sender zu
bestellen. Aber GOTT hat es so gefuehrt, dass der gebuertige Schwabe
gerade hier war, als der Sender auf Quitos Hausberg, dem Pichincha
installiert wurde. Hartmut hatte es durch seine langjaehrige
Berufserfahrung in der Hochfrequenztechnik geschafft, den neuen Sender auf
4000 Hoehenmeter zu trimmen.

Feinabstimmung - und: er laeuft zuverlaessig!

Nach dem der Sender einige Tagen im 24-Stunden Testbetrieb einwandfrei
lief, konnte Ingenieur Tim Zook beruhigt wieder nach Hause fliegen. Sogar
aus Europa bekamen wir Empfangsberichte von Kurzwellenhoerern. In nur zwei
Wochen war alles installiert und wir als Team sind GOTT aeusserst dankbar,
dass er das Gelingen, den perfekt abgestimmten Zeitplan und die
Mitarbeiter zur rechten Zeit geschenkt hat. Danken moechte ich
insbesondere den Ingenieuren Milton Pumisacho, Tim Zook, Geoff Kooistra
und Hartmut Goller.

Beteiligen Sie sich an diesem Projekt!

Der Sender wurde der Andenstimme nicht geschenkt, sondern die Mission
"Reach Beyond", frueher HCJB, hat ihn fuer uns vorfinanziert. Daher
moechten wir zu Spenden fuer das Indianerradio aufrufen. Sie finden in der
Fusszeile die Bankverbindungen, wo Sie ihre Spende einzahlen koennen.
Selbstverstaendlich stellt die DMG eine Spendenbescheinigung aus. Wir
danken herzlich im Voraus. GOTT segne Sie fuer Ihre Spende!

Aus Quito gruesst Sie im Namen des Andens mmenteam,
Ihr Horst Rosiak.

[...]  Die Spendenkontoverbindung war in der Mail nicht erkennbar,
vielleicht kann das nochmals genannt werden.

Unsere Arbeit finanziert sich nur ueber freiwillige Spenden. Wir erhalten
keine Unterstuetzung von einer Kirche oder Regierung. Deshalb sind wir
fuer jeden Euro, Franken, Dollar, Pesos, Reais oder Pfund dankbar.
Weiterhin koennen Sie uns mit Ihrer Spende ueber die DMG finanziell
unterstuetzen.

Selbstverstaendlich erhalten Sie fuer das Finanzamt eine
Spendenbescheinigung aus Deutschland, dafuer braucht die DMG Ihre
komplette Adresse.

Danke, wenn Sie uns helfen, das Wort Gottes ueber Radio zu verkuenden.
Von Quito aus in Spanisch und verschiedenen Indianersprachen!

Gott segne Ihre Gabe!
Ihr Team aus Quito von der Andenstimme

<http://andenstimme.org/unterstuetzung>

[...]  Danke fuer eure Beobachtungen!

Hallo Listenteilnehmer!
Vielen Dank fuer euer Feedback ueber den Empfang unseres Signals
auf 6050 kHz.
Danke Christoph, dass du unsere Zeilen vom Infobrief der Liste
zugaenglich gemacht hast!

Die naechsten Tage werde ich weiteres Fotomaterial ueber die Installation
des Senders auf unsere Webpage

<http://www.andenstimme.org>

veroeffentlichen. Freitag, 14. und Samstag, 15. April konnte man wirklich
das Zeitzeichen hoeren, da der CPU, der fuer den 6050 kHz Stream
eingesetzt wird, keine Internetverbindung hatte. Mir fehlte fuer den
"Master Control" der Schluessel (habe ich aber seit heute) und so wurde
automatisch auf das Signal von FM umgelegt, sodass u.a. das Zeitzeichen
ausstrahlt wurde.

Dieses Jahr werden wir noch keine Extraprogramme fuer Europa auflegen
koennen. Iris Rauscher ist in Deutschland und wir (meine Frau Sigrid &
ich) werden ihr Ende Juni 2017 fuer unseren Reisedienst unserer
Missionsorganisation folgen. Nach unserer Rueckkehr in Quito,
im Fruehjahr 2018 haben wir den Wunsch, ein Extraprogramm fuer Europa
um ca. 04 - 05 UTC auf der 6050 kHz zu senden.

Herzlichen Gruss aus dem ungemuetlichen Quito. Ostersonntag hatten wir ein
heftiges Unwetter und wir verbrachten den Nachmittag damit, das Wasser aus
dem Keller zu saugen. Unser Aufnahmestudio wurde, Gott sei Dank, nicht
betroffen. Es fehlte noch ein halber Meter bis zur Studiotuer.

Herzlichen Gruss, Horst
(Horst Rosiak-EQA 'Reach Beyond', via Christoph Ratzer-AUT, A-DX April 16)

EGYPT   Complete A-17 schedule for Radio Cairo as registered with HFCC:

0045-0200 AM    Spanish     9745 12005alt
0400-0600 EaAF  Swahili    15530 {came on air late 04.17:05 UT Apr 21}
                          {15530.035 kHz
          and some 50, 150, 300, 450, 600 Hertz spurs too,
          distorted audio,
          hardly to understand, S=9 signal, after break at 04.17:58 UT}

1300-1600 CeAF  Arabic     15535  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1300-1400 ME    Dari       15630
                          {15630.034 kHz Apr 19, S=7 very low modulation}
1330-1530 ME    Farsi      13580  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1400-1600 ME    Pushto     15800
                          {15800.035 kHz 1450 UT Apr 20}
1500-1600 ME    Albania     9830
                           {9829.613 kHz Apr 19/20, very low modulation
1500-1600 CeAS  Uzbek      13770  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1800 CeAF  English    11800, 12085alt  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1800 AS    Urdu       13820  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1600-1700 EaAF  Afar       15450 {weak string visible at 1640 UT Apr 20}
1600-1800 EaAF  Swahili    15530  {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
1700-1900 ME    Turkish     9800 S=9+30 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9799.613 kHz on April 7 / 20}
1700-1900 EaAF  SomAmh     15285 S=4 poor signal sidelobe into Europe
                          {15285even, at 1733 and 1830 UT Apr 20}
1800-2100 WeAF  Hausa       9325 S=9+20 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9325.020 kHz on April 19 / 20}
1800-1900 EUR   Italian     9490 S=9+20 very low modulation Apr 20
                           {9489.998 kHz on April 19 / 20}
1845-2000 WeAF  Fulfulde   15710  {nothing on air Apr 20}
1900-2000 EUR   German      9570 S=9+25 Apr 20, 6 x 300 Hertz buzz peaks
                           {9569.997 kHz on April 20}
1900-2000 EUR   Russian     9685 S=9+30 Apr 20, 8 x 300 Hertz buzz peaks
                           {9684.618 kHz on April 20}
1900-2030 WeAF  English    15290 S=4-5 poor and tiny in Germany.
                          {15290even on April 20}
2000-2115 EUR   French      9895
                           {9894.609 kHz Apr 19 S=9+40dB fair modulation}
2100-2300 WeAF  French     13580, 15400alt. {nothing on air Apr 19 / 20}
2115-2245 EUR   English     9800 {started late at 21.27:15 UT
                            9799.614 kHz Apr 19 S=9+35dB l o w modulation}
2215-2330 SoAM  Portuguese 12005 S=7 in southern Germany, 2302 UT Apr 20
                          {12005.027 kHz on Apr 20}
2330-0045 SoAM  Arabic     12005
(HFCC database, via April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld)

ETHIOPIA/INDIA   As always mess mixture signal on 6110 kHz in remote Doha
Qatar unit. At 0452 UT on Apr 15, Ethipia on 6110.002 kHz Radio Fana
program at S=6 signal level in Doha Qatar, and co-channel of AIR Srinagar
India on odd fq 6110.115 kHz.

6030even  Radio Oromiya, Afar sce at 0454 UT HoA mx played, S=6 signal.

Strongest signal of the Ethiopians in Qatar:
5950even  Voice of the Tigray Revolution, in Tigrinya language,
S=8 at 0456 UT Apr 15.

Nothing on 6090 kHz, Radio Voice of Amhara State, Gedja Jewe,
acc DBS database list, at this hour.

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

ETHIOPIA   Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia.
Hi, - Do you know of an email address for Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia?
Kind regards, Stu Forsyth

Chief Editor, NZ DX Times, the monthly publication of the NZ Radio DX
League
<http://www.radiodx.com>  <http://kiwidxer.blogspot.my>

36 Jalan Sri Tasik Barat 1B
Summer Glades
63000 Cyberjaya
MALAYSIA
(Stuart M. Forsyth-MLA, via wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

? e-mail address for Radio Oromiya in Ethiopia
to Stuart Mark Forsyth  <darfielddx -at- gmail.com>

e-mail address not yet available, failed also in WRTH 2017 handbook.

<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/head-office>

<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/home>

Waajjira Muummee Dhaabbata Raadiyoo fi TV Oromiyaa
Magaala Adaamaa ganda 04 ti argama.

1. Bilbila: +251221100310 / +251221121953
2. Fax:     +251221118839
3. L.S.P:   +2512919
4. Email:   -                        <<<< !!!!
5. Website: <http://www.orto.et>
6. Bilbila Istuudiyoo TV:        +251221119063/73
7. Bilbila Istuudiyoo Raadiyoo:  +251221100860/61/62
<http://www.orto.et/web/homeen/history>

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Others, Target Radio stations. settled in western world:
<habtamu_dargie -at- yahoo.com>
R Oromiya (Clandestine ETH), H. Dargie, English Dept. Head

and USA clandestine organization too:
<info -at- oromiamedia.org>      Oromia Media Network
<http://www.oromiamedia.org>

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

GERMANY   6165  NHK Radio Japan Tokyo, in Russian sce via new MBR Nauen
Germany (ex Sitkunai Lithuania relay 5910 / 6165 kHz in previous years).
NHK female announcer, at 0445 UT on Apr 15, heard on SDR remote server
at Doha Qatar. S=7-8 sidelobe, of Germany - Russia path azimuth.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

GERMANY   Deutsche Wetterdienst Pinneberg Germany was heard on 18th, 19th
and 26th March on 6180 kHz, USB mode, 0600-0630 UT with the usual male
announcer and weather reports for shipping in German. Clear identification
by female announcer at 0600 UT sign on and again at 0630 UT before
closing. Although occasionally heard mixing with Radio Nacional do
Amazonia co-channel, Deutsche Wetterdienst is the stronger signal and
easily dominates the channel.
(Michael L Ford-Staffs-UK, April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine
direct and via dxld April 12)

Very good reception of DWD Deutscher Wetterdienst on April 5:
0600-0630 6180 PIN 10 kW non-dir to CeEUR German AM mode, ex CUSB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

GERMANY   Eine friedliche Waffe der Demokratie.

Vor 50 Jahren putschte das Militaer in Griechenland. Nach der gewaltsamen
Machtuebernahme folgten sieben Jahre Diktatur. Die Deutsche Welle spielte
in dieser Zeit eine ganz besondere Rolle.

Datum 21.04.2017. Autorin / Autor Spiros Moskovou.

<<http://www.dw.com/de/eine-friedliche-waffe-der-demokratie/a-38416306>

Permalink <http://p.dw.com/p/2bBpq>
(DWL via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

GREECE   9420.005  Voice of Greece from Avlis, mx program at 0500 UT on
Apr 15, S=8 signal into Doha Qatar ME. And // S=6 weaker signal on
9935.003 kHz.

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

INDIA   5009.995  measured on remote Perseus net unit in Eastern Thailand,
on April 20 at 13.55 UT, AIR Hindi program at S=9 straight -71dBm signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

From: "'Jose Jacob, VU2JOS' <vu2jos -at- yahoo.co.in> [dx_india]"
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:01 AM
Subject: [dx_india]

AIR Thiruvanthapuram back on SW, 5010, 7290 noted back on air from
yesterday 19 April 2017 after one week absence.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 20)

KOREA  D.P.R.   Voice Of Korea on 13760 kHz
Here's the entire "hour long" broadcast, 0430-0526 UT April 17

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqjuBTXdlAk>

Voice of Korea 13760 kHz, 0430-0530 UT, English to "Latin America"
S=9+40dB with a Tecsun PL880 and Wellbrook ALA1530LNP in Alaska.
SINPO: S=9+66666dB ...

11735 kHz, 13760 kHz, and 15180 kHz are all in English to "Latin America".
All are strong, with 11735 and 15180 kHz being about an S8 and slightly
fadey.
13760 kHz is the strongest, least fadiest by a somewhat noticeable margin.
(Paul B. Walker-ALS, hcdx Apr 17)

Re: Voice Of Korea 13760 kHz ...
It's not easy to handle the various 8 x 200 kW unit power,
PLUS  Jamming facilities/antennas/feederlines at Kujang site at once.

Always - since many years and since refurbished action with new BBEF
Beijing, Made in China shortwave transmitters erected, 2 x 100 kW units
combined, you can hear underneath jamming scratch audio as well other
language section signal mixture, like on French service program in 19 mb,
VoKOR carries English or Chinese language programm mix underneath too.

Checked now remote Tokyo tiny short skip distance sidelobe signal
on 13760 kHz at 0326 UT on April 18, carrier on air already,
though only S=5 in Japan. [... later ... ]

0430-0527  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527  9730 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English
0430-0527 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English
0430-0527 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
0430-0527 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English
0430-0527 15105 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
0430-0527 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAm English

 7220even S=9
 9445even S=9+10dB
 9730even S=9+30dB at 0448 UT
11735even S=9+20dB
13650.004 S=7
13760even S=5-6
15104.973 S=8
15179.982 S=6 at 0458 UT April 18.

all measured on remote Perseus units in Japan, April 18.

1130-1227  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
1130-1227  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese via Kanggye site?
1130-1227  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
1130-1227  9445 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese
1130-1227  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1130-1227 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM French
1130-1227 11735 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
1130-1227 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1130-1227 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
1130-1227 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM French

1230-1327  3250 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Japanese
1230-1327  6070 KNG 250 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese via Kanggye site?
1230-1327  9650 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1230-1327 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS
1230-1327 11735 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
1230-1327 11865 KUJ 200 kW 109 deg to JPN    Japanese
1230-1327 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
1230-1327 15180 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CeSoAM Korean KCBS

 3250.001 ... varying x.003 kHz, at 1202 UT, April 20,
          S=9+35dB signal in Seoul, S=9+10dB in Tokyo remote unit.
 6070even S=9 in Seoul, S=9+20dB in Tokyo, at 1208 UT.
 9650even rather poor S=7-8 at 1227 UT.
11709.985 S=6 poor in Tokyo 1234 UT, co-ch CNR Chinese 11710 even.
11735even poor on short skip zone in Tokyo at 1237 UT.
          S=9+15dB in Eastern Thailand at 1254 UT.
11865even S=8-9 in Tokyo at 1220 UT, same in EaThailand 1253 UT.
13650.003 poor on short skip zone in Tokyo at 1223 UT.
          S=9+20dB in eastern Thailand at 1250 UT.
15179.972 poor on short skip zone at Tokyo at 1214 UT,
          S=9+30dB in eastern Thailand at 1240 UT.

all measured on remote Perseus units in South Korea, Tokyo Japan,
and at remote unit in Eastern Thailand on April 20.

11680.002 kHz at 1524 UT Apr 20 KCBS Pyongyang from Kanggye site,
S=9+20dB signal in Eastern Thailand remote site.

1530-1627  9425 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1530-1627  9435 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM   English
1530-1627  9890 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME  Arabic
1530-1627 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME  Arabic
1530-1627 11710 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to NoAM   English, and Arabic mixture
1530-1627 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1530-1627 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR  English
1530-1627 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR  English

9425even, S=7-8 at 1540 UT.
9435even, at 1538 UT, but also co-channel CRI Urdu Kashgar 1500-1557 UT
9890even  at 1537 UT, audio mixed up with White Noise jamming at Kujang,
          S=7-8 signal in Delhi India.
11645.002 poor S=6-7 in Delhi India, at 1535 UT
11709.998 at 1630 UT, but co-ch CRI Chinese Beijing on 11710 kHz
12015.003 but nearby VoMongolia site on odd 12014.878 kHz.

??13760.002 at 1513 UT, and at 1600 UT in southern Germany totally covered
          by CRI English from Kashgar site.

all measured on remote Perseus units in Eastern Thailand,
at Delhi India, Poland and southern Germany, on April 20.

13650  Voice of Korea French sce from Pyongyang Kujang bcast center,
scheduled 0430-0527 UT noted at 0525 UT. Only S=7-8 signal into remote
Tokyo Japan unit.
Very bad three program audio mixture, VoKorea's  French and English, as
well as and scratching noise jamming sound too.

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

MEXICO   6184.998  XEPPM Radio Educacion, Mexico City. poor S=4-5 audio,
or -93dBm at 0427 UT on April 15.

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

MOLDOVA   11600  Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Kurdish program to Kurdistan in
NE/ME, via Grigoriopol Maiac site in Pridnestrovie on Ukrainian border,
S=9+25dB or -52dBm strength at 0512 UT on April 15. Interview in Kurdish
by two men. Heard in remote SDR at Doha Qatar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

RUSSIA   [ABKHAZIA / GEORGIA border area]  The transmissions of the Abkhaz
Radio to the SV of 1350 kHz are apparently extended and now sound from
1500 to 1650 UT (and sometimes to 1750 UT) every day, from 0400 to 0500 UT
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 0500-0700 UT
(it is possible and Later, here it fades completely) every day.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, via RUSdx #920
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.979  BSKSA Riyadh, HQ morning prayer, via non-
directional outlet to Arabic peninsula, S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar remote SDR
installation. 16 kHz wideband signal during HQ prayer program singer.

17895.020  BSKSA Riyadh channel used for decades. 1st Arabic program sce
noted in remote SDR north of Tokyo Japan, usual S=9 early morning signal
there in Far East, heard at 0540 UT on April 15.

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

SOUTH AFRICA   7444.984  BBC London En sce to Africa, via SenTec Meyerton
AFS-RSA relay facility, sports news theme
{likely Kricket match Bangalore matter ? },
at 0433 UT on Apr 15, S=8-9 into KY-US remote SDR.

7284.993  Radio Sonder Grense program, from SenTec Meyerton bcast center,
poor S=5-6 at bad propagation condition into remote Detroit-MI SDR unit,
fq varying a little bit, 0624 UT on Apr 17.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 17)

SPAIN   REE Madrid Noblejas football live coverage match,
extra time 2 x 15 minutes Real Madrid vv Bayern Munich 1 : 2,
at 20.15 UT April 18,

15390, 15520, 17715 kHz, and strongest signal on 17855 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

TAIWAN/CHINA   To mention also the chaine of SOH Sound of Hope outlets
in Chinese language, to be heard from Taiwan island into remote Tokyo
facility:

12980.108 S=5-6 at 0408 UT on Apr 18.
13130.189 S=4-5
13199.805 S=4-5
13229.989 S=7-8 at 0412 UT stronger signal
13530.215 S=5-6 at 0341 UT
13639.863 S=4-5
13680.189 S=4-5
13774.993 S=4
13820.200 S=6-7
13889.869 S=4
13919.921 S=7 the strongest

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

TAIWAN   SOH tiny outlets in Chinese language, but also two music SOH's
on 16680.331 and 16770.042 kHz at 0527 UT on Friday April 21.

21799.858 SOH, the highest fq ever noted on SOH Taiwan outlets.
          S=4 signal at 05.08 UT Apr 21.

18869.781 S=6-7 0515 UT, wandered ... unstable 18869.795 kHz at 1036 UT
17440.134 S=8-9
17399.940 S=4-5
17200.324 S=7-8
17169.909 S=6-7
16979.932 S=7
16770.042 S=8-9 music progr 0527 UT, spoken px at 0540 UT
16680.331 S=6-7 music program, spoken px at 0538 UT
16599.921 S=8-9, S=9+10dB at 1045 UT
16299.963 S=5-6
16250.093 S=8-9
16160.077 S=6-7 fluttery signal, unstable 16160.083 fq at 1048 UT
16100.226 S=5-6
15969.875 S=7-8 some music played at 0554 UT
15939.969 S=7-8 followed by some girl singer music played at 0555 UT
15919.965 S=6-7 girl singer music played at 0557 UT
15869.928 S=6-7 girl singer music played at 0558 UT
15840.001 S=4-5 spoken px 0600 UT
15799.752 S=8-9
15775.093 S=8-9
15294.963 S=4 poor
15070.196 S=8-9
14980.176 S=8   small band audio, different talk by male/female 0609 UT
          rough harsh modulation, S=9+10dB at 0954 UT
14919.826 S=6-7, S=9+20dB at 0953 UT
14849.864 S=5-6
14820.193 S=5-6
14774.873 S=9
14600.214 S=5
14499.881 S=8-9 chimes and music px at 0635 UT
14430.058 S=7-8 spoken SOH
14370.028 S=9+5dB
13979.968 S=3 very poor
13919.920 S=7-8 music part at 0640 UT
13889.864 S=9+5dB, short piece of music at 0642 UT
13820.199 S=6-7 at 0947 UT
13774.992 S=6-7
13680.178 S=8-9
13639.862 S=7-8
13530.213 S=6-7
13229.987 S=8-9 some more broader band audio...S=9+10dB at 0942 UT
13199.805 S=6-7 fluttery 0654 UT
13130.189 S=5-6, S=9+10dB at 0941 UT
12980.107 S=6-7, S=9+10dB at 0940 UT
12910.212 S=6-7
12800.131 S=5-6
12500.206 S=6-7, S=9+10dB at 0938 UT
12369.961 S=6-7
12230.031 S=6-7
12189.895 S=7-8 strong modulated, 0705 UT
12149.877 S=6
11969.991 S=6-7
11890.567 S=6-7 at 0745 UT
11775.055 S=8-9
11765.133 S=5-6
11715.072 S=4-5
11600.228 S=7-8  rough harsh modulation
11579.988 S=8 RFA program at 0755 UT
11499.848 S=5-6
11459.932 S=7-8
11440.007 S=8
11300.087 S=4-5 poor
11150.153 S=5-6
11100.116 S=7 RFA program at 0808 UT
11070.063 S=7-8
10959.860 S=8
10920.104 S=4-5 poor
10869.971 S=6-7
10819.989 S=4-5
 9970.097 S=5-6
 9920.122 S=7
 9849.965 S=7-8, PBS CHN Tibetan on 9850even.
 9729.903 underneath Myanmar Radio 9729.995 kHz, latter S=9+10dB 0829 UT
 9634.873 underneath VoVietnam, Son Tay 9635.005,latter S=9+10dB 0838 UT
 9539.966 S=6-7
 9319.933 S=6-7 RFA program at 0841 UT, rough harsh modulation
 9300.003 ? SOH or spur ? S=4-5 at 1110 UT
 9279.844 S=6-7 music program at 0845 UT
 9254.952 S=3-4 poor at 1105 UT.
 9230.035 S=6-7 spoken SOH
 9200.174 S=6-7
 9180.160 S=6-7
 9155.010 S=6
 9099.952 S=6-7
 7800.082 S=3-4 very poor
 7729.959 S=4-5 poor at 0905 UT.
 6900.029 S=6-7
 6729.925 S=7-8 at 1056 UT.
 6369.927 S=6   at 1054 UT.
 6279.920 S=5-6
 6229.963 S=7   at 1050 UT, April 21.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

THAILAND   Amongst the powerhouse CRI / CNR bcasts in 22mb, heard also
13859.971 kHz, US IBB outlet Radio Farda from Bandung Udorn Thani Thailand
poor S=4-5 signal at 0328 UT, measured on remote Perseus units in Japan,
April 18.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

UNIDENTIFIED  JAMMING  CHANNEL  STATIONS   ??
Bubble jamming neard at 19-20 UT on April 14.
Dear Alan, when checked on two remote Perseus units in Japan tonight April
14 at 19-20 UT time range, in order to look out for coming BBC Korean
foreign sce from Mongolia this summer, on new mediumwave location {
exUS_RFA used in 2008 to Dec 2010 } Choybalsan Dornod province location
unit, in Mongolia as tested in 2016 year: on MW 1431 kHz {or older 1350
kHz} channel, 500 kW, ...

I came across of two strong BUBBLE jammers noted in Tokyo remote post
on 1584 and 1467 kHz.
Do you know the origin of these jammer? Happy Easter holiday
73 wolfie, df5sx  wwdxc germany (April 14)

UNIDENTIFIED STATION   In remote SDR unit in South Korea came across of an

UNKNOWN station interval theme audio. USB mode transmission,
not clean audio, on
19050.223 kHz lowest SSB peak measured.
At 06.40 UT on April 17, S=7-8 or -81dBm signal.

KLINGENFUSS  UTE database has no stn entry on this range,
nearby frequencies like

Radio Free Afghanistan requested usage on 19010 kHz.

Russian ship broadcast entries on 19201 and 19210 kHz, from Sevastopol and
Smolensk locations ... Any comments ?

Listen to the recorded audio file on

<https://app.box.com/s/02eefx2xjtel40ovahsaz1q4ytpzam75>

re: 19050.223 kHz is  u s b  mode, likely marine or ship to ship broadcast
...
there are lots of war ships between Alaska, Kamchatka, Hainan Isl and
Singapore around Korea these days.

Compare also IBB  RFA Tibetan 06-07 UT service, both 21540 kHz Tinian-MRA
and 21690 kHz Al Dhabbaya UAE Tibetan were much stronger in South Korea
remote SDR unit today, than China mainland jammers this morning on co-
channel.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

USA   Music Time in Africa is the Voice of America's longest running
English language programme and has now been on the air for more than fifty
years, having first been aired on their English to Africa service back in
May 1965.

Back then, the programme bought thirty minutes of music from across the
African continent, and was created and presented by Leo Sarkisian, an
Armenian-American.

Leo was offered a job on VOA by famed broadcaster, Edward R. Murrow, then
head of the United States Information Agency (USIA), whilst he was in
Conakry, Guinea in 1963. Murrow had heard of ethnomusicologist Leo's trips
in West Africa, collecting rare recordings. Leo started work for VOA in
Monrovia, Liberia and launched Music Time in Africa, "a weekly program
that features traditional and contemporary music from all of Africa" in
1965. He collected original music directly from the places and people who
made it, making his own recordings or collecting it from radio stations,
listeners or local musicians.

The original broadcasts were from the VOA site in Mamba Point, Monrovia,
Liberia, including on the 75 mb 3990 kHz according to WRTH 1966. But in
1968 the VOA Program Center in Monrovia closed and moved to Washington DC,
and Leo moved with it, becoming the VOA's Music Director of its Africa
Division. Leo built up a huge library of over 10,000 tape recordings plus
vinyl records and cassettes gathered on long trips to Africa. He semi-
retired in 1983 and fully retired from the VOA in 2012 but even then
continued to work as a contractor on the programme, until finally handing
back his VOA badge in 2015, aged 94!

His vast collection of recordings was donated to the University of
Michigan where it is being digitised. Music Time in Africa has evolved and
had other presenters and co-presenters over its half a century with Leo
Sarkisian still involved until his retirement. Since 2012 its host has
been Heather Maxwell (right), and it now encompasses social media,
television and digital with a presence on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube. It now includes live sets and stories of living African
musicians. Heather Maxwell's blog is at:

<http://blogs.voanews.com/music-time-in-africa/author/hmaxwell/>

and episodes of the programme can be listened to on the VOA website at:

<http://www.voanews.com/z/1456>

The VOA still realises that music attracts an audience - Music Time in
Africa is nowadays an hour long and on shortwave Saturdays/Sundays
1500-1600 and 2000-2100 UT plus Fridays 2100-2200 UT on VOA's African
service. Also online only: Saturdays/Sundays 0900-1000 UT.
(Alan Pennington-UK, April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine via dxld)

USA   5889.995  WWCR carried TOM BS sermon program at 0607 UT on Apr 17,
in skip zone at MI-US only S=7 signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

VIETNAM   I checked the 12105 kHz channel of R Cairo-EGY, but heard
instead 'nearby' VoVietnam Hanoi, Son Tay site on odd frequency

12019.190 kHz at 2224 UT April 19, Japanese sce talk, followed by pop mx
Vietnamese girl singer at 22.28 UT. S=7 signal noted in Brisbane
Queensland downunder Australia remote SDR installation.

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

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

"Das Bodenseetreffen gehoert in den Monat Juni ..."
auch f?r DXer und Shortwave Listener.

Amateurfunkgeraetehersteller und -haendler berieten sich mit DARC e.V.

Die kuenftige zeitliche Ausrichtung der Messe HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen
war am 12. April Gegenstand eines Gespraechs, welches auf besonderen
Wunsch der grossen Amateurfunkgeraetehersteller und -haendler stattfand.
Dazu kam man in der DARC-Geschaeftsstelle in Baunatal zusammen.

Schon in diesem Jahr erfaehrt die HAM RADIO eine Terminverschiebung in den
Monat Juli - genauer vom 14. bis 16. des Monats. Der historisch
angestammte Termin am letzten Juniwochenende ist wegen der "Eurobike" und
der "Outdoor" seitens der Messegesellschaft Friedrichshafen nicht mehr
moeglich. Hier spielen auch die noetigen Auf- und Abbauzeiten eine Rolle.

Die Vertreter der Firmen Icom, Kenwood, Difona und Funktechnik Dathe
sprachen sich indes fuer die Beibehaltung der HAM RADIO im gewohnten
Zeitraum aus.

"Das Bodenseetreffen gehoert in den Monat Juni", fuehrte Frank Dathe
(Funktechnik Dathe) aus. Dieter Hamberger (Icom) ergaenzte: "Bei der HAM
RADIO sprechen wir aus Hersteller- und Haendlersicht von der weltweit
drittwichtigsten Veranstaltung fuer den Amateurfunk".

Dies fuehrte er auch vor dem Hintergrund aus, dass die Hersteller
Prototypen und neue Produkte zeitlich so fertigstellen, dass sie auf den
Messen dem Publikum erstmals praesentiert werden koennen. Dass die HAM
RADIO auch in heutigen Zeiten am Puls der Zeit ist, unterstrich man
seitens der Firma Difona: "Die Messe hat in den vergangenen Jahren viele
Neuentwicklungen im Digitalbereich gezeigt. Wir duerfen die 'HAM' nicht
sterben lassen!", so Alfred Kraemer. "Das Komplettpaket, das uns die Messe
bietet, darf nicht verloren gehen", ergaenzte Michael Peil. "Ich hoffe auf
das Verstaendnis der Funkamateure", fasste Michael Buerck von der Firma
Kenwood zusammen.

"Die HAM RADIO ist besonders fuer den Monat Juni erhaltenswert, um auch
fuer die Besucher interessant zu bleiben. Markenzeichen der Messe war
stets, dass sie immer vor Beginn der Sommerferien stattgefunden hat",
so sieht es auch Volkmar Junge von der Firma WiMo.

Dies ist insbesondere aus dem Grund wichtig, da derzeit als einziger
Termin fuer die 43. HAM RADIO im Jahr 2018 das erste Juni-Wochenende im
Raum steht.

An diesem Tag laufen wichtige Conteste.

Weitere Gespraeche sind nach diesem Auftakt mit anderen ideellen und
kommerziellen Ausstellern sowie der Messegesellschaft in Planung.
Die DARC-Referate werden dabei hinzugezogen.

Fortsetzung folgt ...

Die HAM RADIO 2017 findet vom 14. bis 16. Juli statt.

(DARC Deutschland-Rundspruch 16/2017, 16. KW, April 20)

HAM RADIO at Friedrichshafen Germany in 2017 mid of July,
and in 2018 on first June weekend of the month ?

Maybe the 3rd biggest HAM FAIR worldwide, is left to die ?   (wb)

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