WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1300 22 May 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ARGENTINA/GERMANY   RAE - auf Deutsch - auf KW - Sonder-QSL-Karte

Liebe Freunde!
heute melde ich mich bei Ihnen, um Ihnen mitzuteilen, dass RAE wieder
auf der Kurzwelle sendet und zwar in deutscher Sprache
- via Radio360 in Kall Germany - wie folgt:

Montag-Freitag
2100-2200 UTC RAE (Live) en 3985 kHz.

Dienstag-Samstag
0900-1000 UTC RAE (Wiederholung) auf 6005 kHz.

Die Empfangsberichte sollen mit einer nummerierten Sonder-QSL-Karte
von RAE bestaetigt werden.

Ich hoffe, Ihnen allen geht es sehr gut!
Liebe Gruesse aus Argentinien!
Ihre Rayen Braun
RAEDeutsch <raedeutsch -at- yahoo.com.ar>   May 15

Christian Milling schrieb gerade auf unserer Facebookseite:

<raedeutsch -at- yahoo.com.ar>

freut sich auch gerne ueber aufmunternde Post. (CR, A-DX ng)

ARGENTINA/USA   RAE - auf Deutsch - auf KW - Sonder-QSL-Karte

Anbei schicke ich Ihnen Infos ueber die Ausstrahlung der Sendungen
von RAE via WRMI* ab dem 22. Mai, 2017:

Sprache       UTC                 kHz   Target
Spanish    0000-0100  Tues-Sat   7730   USA (West), Mexico
English    0100-0200  Tues-Sat   9395   North America
Japanese   0600-0700  Tues-Sat   7730   North America (West)
English    0700-0800  Tues-Sat   5850   North America
English    0700-0800  Tues-Sat   7730   USA (West), Oceania
Chinese    0800-0900  Tues-Sat   5850   North America, Asia (North)
Japanese   0900-1000  Tues-Sat   5850   North America, Asia (North)
Portuguese 1100-1200  Mon-Fri    9955   South America
Franch     1300-1400  Mon-Fri   11580   North America, Europe
German     2100-2200  Mon-Fri   11580   Europe
Italian    2200-2300  Mon-Fri   11580   Europe
Spanish    2200-2300  Mon-Fri    5950   Latin America

Liebe Gruesse!
Ihre Rayen Braun, RAE Buenos Aires
(via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 16)

* RAE programs via RMI Okeechobee Florida, almost worldwide available, but
is EXPERIMENTAL issue, due RAE will put back their TX unit at Buenos Aires
back on service after repair work. (gh, wor May 18)

ARMENIA   Frequency changes of BBC via Gavar site, from May 15

0200-0230 NF9615 ERV 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex 5875
0230-0300 NF9615 ERV 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Dari,   ex 5875
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

AUSTRALIA   Reach Beyond Australia adds new language broadcasts.

Highland Dawn Media Nagaland (HDM) and Reach Beyond Australia (RBA) have
announced broadcasting a new weekly Nagamese Christian Radio programme.

This is among one of the first Nagamese Radio broadcasts specifically
covering Northeast India and Myanmar to bless all Nagamese speaking people
in the regions.

The programme called 'From darkness to Light' will feature well known Naga
pastors and preachers like Rev. Vizotuo Kiewhuo and Rev. Shan Kikon from
Nagaland, including Rev. Luoliehu Yimsung from Australia.

Evangelism, family and relationships, health, youth programmes and
Nagamese Christian music from Nagaland and beyond will be featured in the
programme. In this regard, HDM has invited singers and musicians, who have
recorded Nagamese Christian music, to contact them for Radio broadcast or
recording of their songs and albums.

Pastors and listeners from remote places and villages in Eastern Nagaland
and beyond can mark the times and frequency of the broadcast.

The Radio programme will be broadcast every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday
at 5:45 pm IST, which will be 6:45 p.m. according to Myanmar Standard Time
(MMT). The programme can be heard on Short Wave Band Frequency:

9685 kHz (31 metres), 1215-1245 UTC.

The broadcast will started on May 13 and will continue every week on the
above mentioned days and time. The same programme will also be posted and
heard online soon at HDM's online Radio website at

<www.NagalandChristianRadio.com>

<http://www.easternmirrornagaland.com/nagamese-radio-broadcast-for-ne-
myanmar/>

of May 16.

Reach Beyond Australia have also added a broadcast in Matu to Myanmar also
on 9685 kHz 1145-1215 UT (Wed and Sat) and 1215-1245 UT (Thurs), all from
their Kununurra transmitter site near the northern tip of Western
Australia. But their A17 schedule has dropped programmes in Chinese (and
Fujian).

This from their website:
New Languages added to Broadcast Schedule (Friday, 24 March 2017)

Reach Beyond Australia is constantly seeking ways to better serve
listeners who have no or little access to the gospel in the South East
Asia region. Our programming features a handful of languages spoken by
people groups notably hungry for the message of salvation. Our new
schedule of programs - also known as A17 - is now out. And it marks the
beginning of an extended outreach to India and Myanmar with the addition
of programs in the Nagamese and Matu languages.

Nagamese is widely spoken in Nagaland, a state in India's North East, and
among some remote villages of Myanmar, just across the border. Matu, in
turn, is one of the languages of the Chin state of Myanmar. Two
independent media ministries are coming alongside Reach Beyond in the task
to make the gospel more available to those audiences. We strongly believe
that the new broadcast services into India and Myanmar will impact many.

While expanding broadcast hours into South East Asia's audiences, the A17
Schedule will also mark the end of our services for China. We praise God
for the extensive shortwave Christian programming into that country being
delivered daily by our friends in ministry TWR and FEBC. That will allow
us to strengthen our focus on new audiences such as those within India and
Myanmar. We are looking forward to this new broadcasting season and the
fruit the programs will bear. As we all know, the word of God, when sent
out, "never returns empty".

You can find our new program schedule here:

<http://www.reachbeyond.org.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/publi
cations/A17%20Schedule_by%20Language%20Edition.pdf>

(via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng May 18)

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia - a possible return?

An interesting article by Rob Wagner VK3BVW. Rob VK3BVW blogs his latest
DX and shortwave radio (SWL) tips and listening logs from Mount Evelyn,
Australia.

This picture tells the story.
No more watts coming out of the Shepparton transmitters!

RADIO AUSTRALIA - A POSSIBLE RETURN?

(I wrote this article for "The World of Shortwave Listening" column of The
Spectrum Monitor magazine - April 2017 issue. Further details on this
excellent publication is available at
<www.thespectrummonitor.com>

If you have been following the saga surrounding the closure of Radio
Australia on shortwave over the past few months, you will already be aware
that this once strong international broadcaster has now gone. But is this
really the end? Could we see Radio Australia (RA) rise from the ashes?

Moments before the big switch-off.

Back on January 31, I had been given the green light to attend the final
broadcast from RA's Shepparton transmitters by the station manager, Steve
Ashmore. My intention was to record the historic event through video and
photographs. Unfortunately, I had to cancel the visit due to an ongoing
illness. Making the round trip of 400 km (250 miles) in the one day was
just not going to be possible. In addition, Steve reminded me that people
with pacemakers were not allowed in the transmitter hall while the 100 kW
transmitters were in operation. Whoops! That also counted me out! So there
would be no chance to record the official shut down, at a site that had
been in operation for over 70 years.

So, I did the next best thing I could do - I made sure I was near a radio
for that final transmission. You can view my January 31 video of the last
two minutes of the broadcast on 17840 kHz:

<https://youtu.be/M8eJoTXf6Lw>

Pacific Islands Unhappy

In its heyday of the 70s and the 80s, RA broadcasts were beamed to Europe,
North America, Asia and other parts of the globe. But as successive
governments cut funding to the ABC, RA became one of the main services to
suffer. European and North American broadcasts disappeared, and even the
Asian services were whittled away to nothing. In the end, the once popular
world voice of Radio Australia concentrated purely on Papua New Guinea and
the Pacific Islands.

(Photo courtesy of Rex VK3OF)

Now that the service has ended, leaders of many Pacific Islands are
concerned about the effects this decision will have on their local
communities. Thousands of island communities are poor. Radio is an
important lifeline for them. The region is regularly subjected to natural
disaster such as tsunamis, cyclones and earthquakes. As was found two
years in the cyclone that devastated Vanuatu, one of the first parts of
infrastructure to be rendered useless were island communications. It was
weeks and months before some outer islands in the Vanuatu group were
reconnected with the outside world. Radio became that important lifeline.

The Pacific region and parts of Asia are also known for occasional civic
disturbances. In recent decades, Fiji, Solomon Islands, East Timor, and
Burma were just a few countries where national governments controlled,
restricted and censored information. A freelance journalist in the Solomon
Islands indicated that RA played an important part during the country's
ethnic crisis, especially when the local journalists felt threatened and
the independence of the media was jeopardised. At those times, radio came
to the fore by allowing listeners to keep in touch with events as they
happened via shortwave radio. It is truly the only medium without borders!
As an independent voice, RA was highly valued amongst listeners. An
excellent article on this topic can be found online at The Conversation
news site:

<https://theconversation.com/pacific-nations-lose-shortwave-radio-
services-that-evade-dictators-and-warn-of-natural-disasters-70058>

Radio New Zealand International is now the only large shortwave
broadcaster in the Pacific. RNZI reports that Papua New Guinea MP Mr Ron
Knight indicated the closure would affect 90 per cent of his people in the
remote Manus Province who cannot receive FM radio. "For it (Radio
Australia) to close down will deprive a lot of people of current affairs
and news and the situation as day to day events unfold in and around the
world and the Pacific region." You can read the full article at

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/323492/dismay-in-
melanesia-as-abc-ends-shortwave>

Leaders of the many Pacific island nations have expressed considerable
disquiet over this decision, and they have made representations to the
Australian Federal Government Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Northern Territory Complications

As well as its closure of RA, the ABC also ceased its domestic Northern
Territory Shortwave Service on January 31. Operating from three locations:
Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine, this service in the 120 and 60
meter bands provided 24-hour radio contact to the very remotest parts of
the Australian outback, to places where no FM or AM services were
available. Cattle producers, truck drivers, travellers and tourism
operators, remote homesteads, and even commercial fishermen operating off
the far north coast of Australia have expressed concern about the
dissolution of this long-time operation. For cattle drovers in outback
camps who may be living in the bush away from home for several weeks at a
time, the NT service was their only way of keeping in touch with the
outside world.

On January 30, I documented a few minutes of the final evening of the ABC
Darwin broadcasts from the transmitters at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
and Katherine. There are lots of station identification announcements, and
even information on how to listen to ABC after shortwave was switched off.
Unfortunately, much of the advice is of no use to listeners in the region!

<https://youtu.be/_jbhpe286RA>

ABC's Impractical 'Solutions'

Transmitter No. 3 at Shepparton, (Photo courtesy of Rex VK3OF)

The money saved by closing both the Pacific and Northern Territory
shortwave services reportedly amounts to around US$3 million, although the
ABC has been somewhat vague on the exact amount. The organization has
indicated that some of the money saved would go into extending its DAB+
services in Darwin (NT) and Hobart (Tasmania) along with other digital
radio improvements nationwide. As for the Pacific, ABC says that it will
redirect some funds into FM distribution networks. Its solution is for
listeners in remote outback regions to buy a VAST satellite system for
their homes and fishing vessels, or stream ABC audio via the Internet.

It is clear that the ABC administration sitting in their air-conditioned
Sydney offices have little understanding of the impractical nature of
their suggestions. When your audience is spread over vast distances
involving many hundreds of miles in both the remote Northern Territory and
in far-flung Pacific Islands, offering FM and AM alternatives just won't
cut it. Telling listeners to simply log onto the Internet is futile when
Internet services are not available or data costs are prohibitive. In it's
defence, the ABC claims that Pacific Islanders all have mobile phones, so
streaming content shouldn't be a problem. But try telling that to a poor
family on a remote island in the Pacific or on a lonely cattle station
where there is either no mobile telephone service or hideously expensive
data costs. And, as one fisherman pointed out, with his boat always on the
move over many hundreds of miles, he would need to constantly be
readjusting his satellite dish in order to try and maintain reception.

Despite what some commentators and the ABC may say, mobile phone and
Internet services in the Pacific Islands are still very much undeveloped.
A case in point is Papua New Guinea where an extensive report by
independent telecommunications researchers BuddeComm highlights the
challenges of infrastructure and low income base. While recognizing that
there is enormous potential for telecommunications in that market, the
report points out that "this growth could be inhibited by the latent
difficulties within the market, including the high cost of deploying
infrastructure, the relatively low income base among potential
subscribers, and the geographical dispersal of the population. As a result
of these conditions PNG remains one of the least affordable mobile markets
in the Pacific."

The report goes on to say: "Network deployment costs are high in PNG due
to the relatively low subscriber base, the impervious terrain, and the
high proportion of the population living in rural areas. As a result,
fixed telecom infrastructure is almost inexistent outside urban centres,
leaving most of the population unserviced." You can read the latest
iteration (February 2017) of this report at

<https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Papua-New-Guinea-Telecoms-Mobile-and-
Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses#>

The Fight Begins

Regular shortwave listeners will remember that several years ago Radio
Exterior de Espana attempted to switch off its shortwave transmitters
permanently. After an outcry from Spanish nationals, the service was
reintroduced three months later on a much smaller scale for Spanish
merchant sailors around the world. And, the Voice of Greece looked like it
was finished when that country's government closed down the External
Service back in June 2013. Later that year, the station began again in an
"unofficial" capacity. It is now back with reduced daily services on 9420,
9935 and 11645 kHz.

So, there is a chance that both Radio Australia and the Northern Territory
Shortwave Service will also return in some form. The ABC is an independent
authority from the Australian Government, but its annual funding comes
from government budgets. Theoretically, the ABC can do what it likes with
the money it receives! But if strong enough representations are made to
the Federal Government, then it is possible that legislation could be
passed compelling the ABC to offer a shortwave service.

Two Northern Territory parliamentarians have been very proactive in
raising the issues on behalf of their constituents. Other Members of
Parliament (MPs) have also taken an interest in the cause, including one
rather colorful leader of a minor party known as the Nick Xenophon Team
(NXT). We also know that the Foreign Affairs Minister, the Hon. Julie
Bishop, has been in discussions with the Pacific leaders of Vanuatu,
Solomon Islands and Fiji. She is anxious to continue developing strong
ongoing relations with Australia's Pacific neighbors.

On February 13, a bill was introduced into Federal Parliament, to be known
as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave
Radio) Bill 2017. In summary, this bill seeks to amend the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to: require the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation to maintain three domestic shortwave transmission services for
the Northern Territory that were operating up until 31 January 2017; and
maintain an international shortwave radio transmission service for Papua
New Guinea and parts of the Pacific. The Senate Estimates Committee has
called in the ABC Management in to what can be described as a rather fiery
meeting! The committee is required to report back on May 10.

It's All In The Numbers

Some commentators have been referring to a figure of only 15 people
complaining about the closure of the shortwave services. This number has
been touted by ABC management and appears to be rather inaccurate! There
have been many more complaints, including some from people I know
personally. Has the ABC registered and counted all complaints?
Furthermore, at the Senate meeting on February 28, the ABC Managing
Director again claimed that only 15 complaints had been received. Yet the
Committee revealed that it had received 52 submissions from various
organisations and individuals concerned about the closure. The Committee
is currently calling for further submissions, which can be found at:

<http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environmen
t_and_Communications/Shortwaveradio>

The wheels of government have a tendency to turn slowly. It could be some
months off yet before Radio Australia is heard on shortwave again ... if
at all. Our fingers are crossed.

Big Listener Response

In the lead up to the big switch-off, and in the days immediately
following RA's demise on shortwave, SWL and DXing social media was full of
listener comments regretting the decision and offering their recollections
about how RA had impacted their lives over many years. An especially
strong outcry came from North American listeners who recounted regularly
tuning in to RA's broadcasts to the U.S. It seemed that when RA did close
the North American service to concentrate its limited funding on the
Pacific and Asia, many U.S. listeners continued their listening habits.
Probably the frequency most mentioned was the long-time 9580 kHz, an
outlet that had been RA's "home" for decades. Responses from listeners
ranged from dismay and sadness to downright anger!

At the Shepparton site, there is plenty of memorabilia. This photo is of
the 50 kW RCA transmitter, which was installed to increase broadcast
capacity for the 1956 Olympic Games, held in Melbourne.
(Photo courtesy of Rex VK3OF)

One U.S. radio enthusiast, Bob K6TR wrote to me and recalled:

"In 1985, I would get up early on Saturday mornings to listen to Radio
Australia. At 4 am EST (US), RA would be broadcasting to the Pacific at
100 kW. Even in that configuration RA was armchair copy with an S-7
signal. As propagation improved the signal strength would increase, S-8 by
5 am followed by S-9 at 6 am. At 7 am the boys in Shepparton would throw
the Big Switch and redirect its transmission to the Western US. The switch
over was awesome. RA would thunder in to the New York City metropolitan
area at a signal strength of 25 to 30 db over S-9.

It was hard to believe a radio signal so strong could be originating 8000
miles away. The signal on 9580 kHz would be going strong up till 11 am
local time when they would shift their transmissions to higher frequencies
to take advantage of improved propagation. In the evening the same process
repeated itself on 15240 kHz.

"Over the years ABC and RA felt the budget axe. Decisions were made to
reduce the transmission power to the US to 250 kW and then eliminate it
all together. This really effected the East Coast in the early Morning
hours but we could still hear RA's Broadcasts to the Pacific. RA was
always a beacon of light regarding news coverage of Australia, Oceania and
Asia. We rarely get any news from that region of the world from US media
so RA was a lifeline we could hardly do without. The Internet coming of
age spelled the end for shortwave. The Big Beacon Signals have been
dropping slowly but steadily - the BBC, Radio Deutsche Welle, Radio
Netherlands, Radio South Africa and Voice of Russia.

It seems we should leave the message "to the last station shutting down,
please turn off the lights when you sign off". With Radio Australia
passing into the ether it would appear that honor will likely fall to one
of the Asian stations, most likely China Radio International. So to all
the producers, on-air staff, technical staff and administrators that have
filled our lives with news, sports and culture I say thank you from the
bottom of our hearts. Radio Australia will be missed dearly." (Bob K6TR)

Further Reading:

Michelle Guthrie says it is not her job to lobby for ABC funding:

<https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/feb/28/michelle-guthrie-says-it-
is-not-her-job-to-lobby-for-abc-funding>

'Thousands' in Solomon Islands affected by ABC shortwave cut:

<http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/323443/'thousands'-
in-solomon-islands-affected-by-abc-shortwave-cut>

Xenophon not happy about Radio Australia:

<http://video.sheppnews.com.au/2017/02/02/72104/xenophon-not-happy-about-
radio-australia>

Workers upset by ABC's ditching of shortwave radio told to complain to
Senate inquiry:

<https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/feb/02/workers-upset-by-abcs-
ditching-of-shortwave-radio-told-to-complain-to-senate-inquiry>

ABC shortwave service a lifeline for Aussie expats in PNG:

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-31/abc-shortwave-service-a-lifeline-
for-aussie-expats/8228440>

Rob Wagner VK3BVW
<http://medxr.blogspot.de/2017/05/radio-australia-possible-return.html>

(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng May 16)

BRAZIL   11934.851  on May 19 at 0550 UT, JBA carrier, so Radio RB2 is
back; had been missing for a week or two in random bandscans. Still no
11925.2v kHz Bandeirantes, gone for good?  Elsewhere on 25mb:

11856.055  on May 19 at 0553 UT, JBA carrier from presumed R. Aparecida.

11764.586  on May 19 at 0556 UT, SRDA is S7-S3, much stronger than the
other two and the only one with audible Brazuguese modulation.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 19)

BRAZIL   6080  R?dio Marumby, Curitiba PR, at 2142-2152 UT on May 12,
cancoes; 33341, QRM da CHN. // 9515 kHz c/ SINPO 45433.

9630  R?dio Aparecida, Aparecida SP, at 1901-1916 UT on May 13, anuncios
comerc., propag. relig., rubrica sobre Fatima e a visita do Papa, em
May 12-13; 35332.

9630 idem, 0927-desvan. total 1045 UT, May 17, cancoes, conversa,
noticiario das 1000 UT, texto; 15341.

9819 Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo SP, at 1855-1900 UT on May 11, propag.
relig.; 35343. Forte QRM adjt., as 1900 UT.

9819 idem, 0925-desvan. total 1055 UT, May 17, texto; 15341.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld May 21)

Noted on remote SDR unit at central Florida US state:
4885.021 BRA  ZYG362  Radio Clube do Para, Belem, PA, S=7 or -83dBm
0645 UT
<www.radioclubedopara.com.br>

6159.991 BRA  Probably ZYE854  R. Legiao da Boa Vontade RS, weaker than
CKZN St. Johns Canada 6159.964 kHz S=7 or -83dBm at 0658 - 0702 UT
<www.boavontade.com/radio>

6079.996 BRA  ZYE726  "Radio Marumby onda media e onda curta", Curitiba PR
S=6 or -87dBm fluttery signal at 0706 UT. Male BrasPort prayer.
<http://radioevangelismo.com>

6059.841 BRA  ZYE726  Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR, at 0712 UT on
May 21 SRDA very poor and tiny S=4-5, compare Marti 6030 S=9+60dB power.

9630.009 BRA  ZYE954  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida SP, poor S=4-5,
Brazilian mx progr at 0735 UT on May 21.
<www.a12.com/radio-aparecida>

9819.031 BRA  ZYR96  Radio Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo SP, very poor
threshold signal at 0742 UT on May 21.
<www.radio9dejulho.com.br>

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

CANADA   CHU 3330 kHz Problem Update.

UPDATE Just received this message from the CHU technician:
"We just put a new cable in the ground yesterday. The ground has been too
wet to get any equipment into the field. We will hopefully finish
connecting it this week (maybe Friday)."
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld May 17)

CANADA   6160  CKZN, Sao Joao da Terra Nova, on 2214-2226 UT on May 14,
ingles, texto; 45332.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld May 21)

6159.991  BRA  Probably ZYE854 R. Legiao da Boa Vontade RS, weaker than
6159.964  CKZN St. Johns Canada 6159.964 kHz S=7 or -83dBm at 0658-0702 UT
<www.boavontade.com/radio>

6069.985  CAN  CFRX Toronto, nice S=8 or -73dBm signal into Florida.
Hungarian Czardas music piece played at 0709 UT on May 21.

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

CHINA   15190, CNR17 Kazakh, 0445-0501+ UT.

CNR17 Kazakh on new 15190 kHz, from May 18 onwards. Tuned into an UNID
station; sent my audio off to Mauno Ritola for his expert analyzes; he
provides the following: "IDed as 'Ortalyk khalyk stansiasu' and still
heard now at 0850 UT, confirmed // 12055 kHz, so CNR17 Kazakh has added
a frequency."
{Maybe CNR17 from Lingshi site #725, ex11630 kHz. wb.}

This per Mauno Ritola-FIN, on his WRTH Facebook page, on May 19:
"Laos 6130 kHz heard without China QRM - all Xizang fq's off the air."
{6129.979 kHz  Lao National Radio Vientiane, Laos}

Thanks to Hiroyuki Komatsubara for the following list of
"Xizang PBS stations off the air now:

Chinese : 4820, 5935, 6050, 7240, 7450 kHz
Tibetan : 4905, 4920, 6025, 6110, 6130, 6200, 7255, 7385 kHz

China actively making many changes now, what with your UNID on 9700 kHz.
being now IDed as CNR16 ( // MW 720 kHz - per Amano and Mauno) and my
hearing the new frequency for CNR17, on 15190 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 19)

Here BOTH IDs at 1600 UT: UNID Chinese on 9700 kHz and CNR1 on 9710 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 18 / 19)

The time signal and Beijing time yes, but otherwise I can't get it fit
with CNR1 for example on adjacent 9710 kHz. Just recorded 100 kHz span and
tried to find the short 9700 kHz music at 1509 UT on 9710 kHz audio going
back and forth about 1 minute, but no luck. It is talk programming, too.

Seems there are lots of changes for Chinese domestic SW:
Voice of the Elderly heard on 17875/9620 kHz, by Amano.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld May 19)

Today's Aoki has the answer, CNR16 progr, which WRTH calls Voice of China
Country, shown as on 720 kHz Beijing only.

9700  CNR16  1100-1605 1234567 Chinese 100 163 Beijing 491 CHN May 17
9700  CNR16  2055-2400 1234567 Chinese 100 163 Beijing 491 CHN a17=17780
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 19)

Clear ID's for CNR-16 in Mauno's first clip.
Voice of China Country 720 kHz Beijing CNR16
Excuse spelling - "zhongguo xiangcun zhi sheng".
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, dxld May 19)

0000-1100 on 17780 kHz ?  -  Major changes of China Domestic Services.
Checked the 16 mb in 23-01 UT May 19/20 night,
on remote units in Alberta Canada, various Japan SDR's, and at remote SDR
Brisbane Queensland Australia.

17780 CNR16 Beijing #491 was already on air at 23-24 UT slot.
S=4-5 in Alberta, S=8 in Japan and Australia.
listen to recording taken at 0000 UT May 20 in Tokyo Japan remote.

CNR1 was on air:
17580 Lingshi #725, 17595 Shijiazhuang #723, 17890 Beijing #572.

and
17875 CNR10 probably via Beijing #491 site.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 19 / 20)

CHINA   Continuing with their actively making many changes now,
noted on May 20, at 1241 UT:

6030 & 6125 kHz CNR1 *off the air*.
Now hearing Laos on 6130 kHz {6129.979 kHz wb.},
with the best reception in years!  Now would be a good time to check
6030 kHz for reception of India and later Ethiopia reception, both of
which are normally totally covered by strong CNR1.

6065 & 6155 kHz CNR2 *off the air*

7230 & 7275 kHz CNR1 good signal

7265 & 7315 kHz CNR2 good signal (comedy show "Haiyang Live," in Chinese).

6035 kHz, PBS Yunnan, 1120-1203* UT, May 20. In Chinese; EZL pop songs;
1134 UT usual ID normally given about this time - "S W liu(6) ling(0)
san(3) wu(5). Yunnan Radio and Television International, the Voice
Shangri-la"; suddenly off.

BTW - surprised today to hear monologue immediately post-Yunnan, which
audio ended at 1218 UT; would like to think this was the return of
BBS/Bhutan, which has not been heard post-1200 UT in a long time now, but
unable to confirm due to lack of specific details; was intensely listening
for their unique indigenous music, but there was none, just the OM with
monologue. Needs more monitoring now that it might be BBS.
(Ron Howard, oceanside at Pacific Grove-CA-USA, dxld May 20)

CHINA   Frequency change of China Domestic Service CNR-17 from May 19

2355-0900 NF 15190 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to EaAS Kazakh, ex11630*(tent)
0900-1805 NF ????? LIN 100 kW 286 deg to EaAS Kazakh, ex11630*(tent)

* 11630 is not air from a long time, incl. whole winter B-16 period!

Additional shortwave are China Domestic Service CNR-10 and CNR-16:

CNR-10 Laonian zhi sheng, more videos 9620 kHz will be added later

2055-2300  9620*BEI 150 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese

2300-1300 17875 BEI 150 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese, and respectively:
2300-1300  9620 BEI 150 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese CNR-2 is cancelled
1300-1805  9620 BEI 150 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese and co-channels*
1230-1500  9620*ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Sindhi  All India Radio
1500-1600  9620*ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Baluchi All India Radio
1615-1730  9620*ALG 250 kW 282 deg to WeAS   Farsi   All India Radio
1730-1945  9620*ALG 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME  Arabic  All India Radio
2030-2125  9620*EMR 500 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English Voice of Turkey

CNR-16 Voice of China Country, more videos 9700 kHz will be added later

1100-1605  9700 BEI 100 kW 163 deg to EaAS   Chinese
2055-2400  9700 BEI 100 kW 163 deg to EaAS   Chinese and co-channels*
0000-1100 17780 BEI 100 kW 163 deg to EaAS   Chinese and co-channels#

2040-2100  9700*SMG 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME  Arabic Vatican Radio
2100-2200  9700*TIN 250 kW 329 deg to EaAS   Korean Radio Free Asia
0130-0230 17780#PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Voice of America
0400-0426 17780#TIG 300 kW 067 deg to EaAS   Chinese Radio Romania Int
0500-0600 17780#TRM 250 kW 300 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Adventist World Radio
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18-20)

CUBA   6100even  RHC from Bauta site Sunday only Esperanto language
program, at 0702 UT S=9+40dB proper signal into Florida post. Esperanto
frequencies schedule given at 07.03:30 UT.

9330even  Cuban intelligence sce giving spy numbers in Spanish at 0732 UT
on May 21, S=9+25dB strength noted in central Florida remote post.

9490 kHz broadband jamming scratching spurious signal of S=7-8 at 0734 UT

Noted on remote SDR unit at central Florida US state.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   5005, on May 19 at 0548 UT, very poor signal, S6
between lightning crashes with some music, presumed only known broadcaster
on frequency at a prime hour to hear it, RNGE Bata. And I'm even on the
'inside longwire' due to storms.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 19)

FRANCE/TANZANIA-ZANZIBAR   6015  In all my years of monitoring Zanzibar,
they have had exclusive domain to 6015 kHz, after 0300+ UT, but tonight
tuned in at 0406 UT to hear strong NHK signal, in Japanese, completely
blocking any chance to hear Zanzibar. Do not see this listed yet?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 19)

Maybe a keyboard slip glitch of 6105 kHz TDF Issoudun technician ?
6105 kHz 0300-0500 UT to CeAM 10,11  ISS 500kW 290deg 0 216  Jpn  F  NHK
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 19 / 20)

Re: NHK vs Zanzibar on 6015 kHz.
Believe your idea is the most logical one to explain the anomaly I heard,
as I do not recall it ever happening before. Sorry I am unfamiliar with
the NHK schedule, so I had no idea as to what was going on. Yes, was off
the air after 0500 UT. - Thanks again!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

Re: NHK vs Zanzibar on 6015 kHz.
May 20 again NHK Radio Japan Tokyo on 6015 kHz ISS, instead of 6105 kHz
// 9490 NAU strong signal.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

GERMANY   RAE in German back on SW via Germany.  {see under Argentina}

According to the Shortwaveservice website, the new relay RAE - Argentinia
in die Weltrelay at 2100-2200 UT results in the R Belarus German relay
to be moved to 2200-2400 UT, and V of Mongolia in English to move to
0000-0030 UT.

<http://www.shortwaveservice.com/index.php/de/sendeplan/3985-khz>
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, dxld - BrDXC-UK ng May 16)

GERMANY   9925, UT Sunday May 14, The Mighty KBC via Nauen GERMANY,
100kW 300degr {not copied into Aoki Nagoya database list yet},
is doing much better on its second week back on 31mb, VG S=9+20/10dB,
Uncle Eric introducing Kraig Krist at 0140 UT, about 10 minutes earlier
than usual. Forgotten Song is #28 from April 1977, the Jacksons' "Show You
the Way to Go".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 17)

GUINEA   9650  Radio Guinee, Sonfonia, 1420-... UT on May 16, frances,
texto, musica pop'; 45544.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld May 21)

Three peaks terrible mixture at 0738 UT on May 21:

9650.003 GUI  Strongest in Florida, but also S=6-7 in southern Germany:
French language signal from Radio Guinea, Conakry,
but also weak and tiny on

9650even KRE  VoKorea Kujang in Japanese on threshold level, and

9649.989 AFS  Probably odd frequency daytime program of
Radio Sonder Grense from SenTec Meyerton South Africa site.

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

IRAN   Additional transmissions of VIRI IRIB for Ramazan, May 27 - June 28
1930-2300  7315 SIR 500 kW 336 deg to CeAS  Azeri
2200-0100  9630 SIR 500 kW 198 deg to NE/ME Arabic,  alt.9810
2300-0300  7410 SIR 500 kW 336 deg to CeAS  Azeri
0023-0120  9810 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to NE/ME Turkish, alt.9760
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

KOREA REP OF   Voice of Freedom on new 5920 kHz.

On a new frequency of 5920 kHz, Voice of Freedom (clandestine) (presumed),
ex 6135 kHz. Thanks to the timely tip posted to WRTH F_B page by Mauno
Ritola. May 15, seemed to sign on about 1130(?) UT, checked this new
frequency on and off after 1107 UT; first noted at 1137 UT; in Korean and
playing easy listening pop songs; an abbreviated transmission of about an
hour; they went off close to 1238* UT and not heard after that.
Ex 6135 kHz, heard only white noise jamming there as usual.

On May 19, Hiroyuki Komatsubara, in Japan, was already hearing Voice of
Freedom testing on their new 5920 kHz frequency, at 0935 UT. Here in
California, noted them 1100-1219* UT, with fair to good reception; in the
clear with no North Korea jamming, which was still up on the usual 6135
kHz, without VOF being there.

Korea - Voice of Freedom on new 6020 kHz.

On a new frequency of 6020 kHz, Voice of Freedom (clandestine) (presumed).
Tuned in on May 16, at 1013 UT; clearly not Vietnam (VOV4), which is also
on this frequency; suddenly off at 1017* UT; VOF's usual 6135 kHz, only
had the normal white noise jamming and the other new VOF frequency that
was heard yesterday on 5920 kHz, was silent all of today.

At 1018 UT, found VOF had switched to 6135 kHz, underneath the normal
white noise jamming; usual format of being in Korean and playing EZL
songs; still there at last check of 1240 UT, with 5920 kHz silent and a
weak VOV4 on 6020 kHz.

Seems therefore that they are randomly testing their two new frequencies
(5920 & 6020) kHz, as well as using their normal 6135 kHz. Certainly no
pattern yet established as to their testing schedule.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15 / 16 / 19)

KOREA REP. of / KOREA D.P.R.

3480, 3910 (ex3912), 3930, 4450, (ex4557), 6520 (ex6518), 6600 kHz

checked 09.45 to 10.30 UT via remote SDR units in Tokyo, Nagoya Japan,
and Brisbane Queensland Australia on Friday May 19, measured

3480 - whistle signal of four(4) peaks in Japan target,
main signal 3479.986 kHz, and accompanied by
3479.552, 3479.905, and 3480.101 kHz whistle interfers, at 10.10 UT.

But at 11.00 UT also a bubble jamming ditter appeared on air
on center 3478 and 3482 kHz,
but visible 9 x 200 Hertz bubble signals apart distance peaks
either sideband seen.

3910 - rather on exact 3909.963 kHz, VoP, S=9+15dB in Japan,
North KRE jamming still centered on 3912 kHz.

3930 - rather 1 Hz down on 3929.999 kHz,
frequency compared to CHU Ottawa CAN, WWVH Hawaii, R Nikkei 3925 kHz,
S=9+20dB in Tokyo Japan.

4449.989 S=9+20dB signal in Tokyo at 10.14 UT. Heavy noise jamming.

5920.010 S=8-9 fluttery signal in Tokyo at 09.45 UT.

5995.029 S=9+20dB strong at 09.50 UT. 15.6 kHz wideband signal.
But noise jamming still on 6003 and 6015 kHz.

6520 - rather on 6519.973 kHz,
but jammer still centered on 6518 kHz, signal S=9+15dB.

6600even signal kHz, noted at 10.27 UT, signal S=9+15dB.

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

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4010.185  Bishkek Birinchi R1 from Krasnaya Rechka,
signal at S=9+10dB level in Doha Qatar UAE,

KGZ  4010v  4819v  v5130 kHz  Bishkek, checked tonight all 3 channels:

4010.185 kHz, on May 17, at 23.57 UT noted empty carrier, but followed
by the station technician start of 1000 Hertz test tone procedure.
And then at 00.00:08 UT May 18, started Kyrgyz Hymn Anthem.

Nothing heard / visible on v4819 nor v5130 kHz channels in 60 meterband.

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

MADAGASCAR   6065, May 15 at 0325 UT talk in unID language, 0330 UT song,
poor. Must be AWR in Malagasy this hour, 100 kW at 20 degrees per HFCC.
They better watch out: if KIMF ever gets on the air from Nevada, it's
registered for 6065 kHz at 01-06 UT, 50 kW at 138 degrees in Spanish. And
will VOH Zambia ever come back on 6065 in mornings?

9560, May 15 at 0337 UT, NHK in Swahili with big hum and wavering whistle,
carrier wobbling but S=9+30dB. This Talata unit is really ailing, also
accompanied by S9 parasitic spur carriers without modulation very close to
9555 & 9565 kHz, the latter vs Cuban jamming still running long after
Marti is finished. NHK normally loud and clear here.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 15)

NEW ZEALAND   6170  As I noted later May 19 at 1310 UT, RNZI was still on
5995 kHz, but May 20 at 1340 UT check, it has indeed moved to 6170 kHz, in
the clear. Aoki shows no problem there, only Romania at other times, and
imaginary Philippines station, altho first Sat of month might appear
minuscule Scandinavian Weekend Radio from Finland in the daytime. RNZI
sked now includes:

1259-1858 6170 AM from 20 May Pacific Sat
1259-1650 6170 AM from 20 May Pacific Sun - Fri.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 19)

Re: 5995 kHz usurped by Korean radio war.

Thank you for the info, it is not good news for us. I have had a listen to
reception in Cairns and Guam and the co-channel is serious. Keep a look
out for us we may move to 6170 kHz 1300-1650 UT.
(Adrian Sainsbury-NZL, RNZI, dxld May 20)

NEW ZEALAND   7425 idem, at 0916-1058* UT on May 17, ingles, conto, ...,
noticiario das 1100 UT, ..., entrevista, anuncio de mudanca de freq., ja
quase imperceptivel, tal a degradacao do sinal, e sinal de ID; 35443.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld May 21)

7425.005 NZL  R NZi in English, S=9+20dB signal in central Florida USA,
at 0724 UT on May 21, 9.6 kHz wide signal. Funny drama reading,
commedian one man show report.

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

NIGERIA   7254.940  Voice of Nigeria, Hausa service from Ikorodu, S=5 tiny
signal at 0729 UT May 21. Male presenter voice heard. Noted on remote SDR
unit at central Florida US state.

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

PAPUA NEW GUINEA  [BOUGAINVILLE]   3325  NBC Bougainville, at 0904-1200*
UT on May 17. Wonderful to hear this station again, after a considerable
absence. Not many IDs given, but heard several "NBC Bougainville" IDs at
1022 UT and sign off announcement at 1156 UT; segments in English and
Pidgin/Tok Pisin. Mostly poor, with heavy QRN (static).

Highlights:
0904 UT  : New in English.
1000-1011: Usual PNG bird call; news in English.
1011-1022: Sound bites from a series of speeches.
1022-1101: Pop songs.
1101-1111: News preempted by announcer (monologue).
1111  UT : Pop songs; John Waite - "Missing You"
           (I ain't missing you at all), etc.
1200* UT : Suddenly off.

My unedited audio of sign off announcement and pop song till cut off, at
<http://goo.gl/42ZyaH>

Most of today's programs seemed to deal with the upcoming national
election being held in Bougainville and PNG, in late June. Imagine we will
be hearing more SW activity from them as the election approaches.

[later]  3260, NBC Madang, at 1203* UT on May 17. Cut off just after
announcer said "Election 2017"; poor.

3275, NBC Southern Highlands (presumed), at 1203 UT on May 17. Only
hearing an open carrier here.
(Ron Howard, oceanside at Pacific Grove-CA-USA, dxld May 17)

PERU   R Quillabamba and R Logos. Last night I heard a very good signal of
Radio Quillabamba, Peru on 5025 kHz here in the middle of Europe:
from May 15, at 2335 UT to May 16, 0050 UT.

Radio Rebelde CUB was silent on this frequency, so I could listen to a
long portion of Rosario on Radio Quillabamba until 0002 UT  when IDs
started (5 IDs within 1 minute!) followed by info programming, often
mentioning Quillabamba.

Radio Logos, Chazuta, Peru on 4810 kHz heard last night (May 15/16) around
midnight UTC here in the middle of Europe. The signal was weak but clear
with LSB.
(Karel Honzik-CZE, hcdx May 16)

PERU   5980, May 16 at 2330 UT, no signal detectable from R. Chaski.
Alfredo Canote, Lima, says this is the new sign-off time ex-0100v* UT.
A sesquihour earlier in our summer means it will be even more difficult
here, to determine whether the same ~6.7 second recession per diem in
autocutoff times now applies circa 2330 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 17)

RUSSIA, WW II   Radio during the Great Patriotic War was one of the main
sources of news from the front. RIA Novosti provides a unique opportunity
- to hear the broadcasts of 1945 from the archives of the radio Sputnik:

<https://ria.ru/culture/20170509/1493775371.html>
(from <https://vk.com/tatarstan_radiotv> via RusDX 14 May via dxld)

TAJIKISTAN   VOICE OF TAJIK (OVOZI TOJIK) (Gov)
kHz: 1143, 7245 kHz. Summer Schedule 2017

Arabic
Days Area kHz
1200-1300 daily ME 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Dari
Days Area kHz
0600-0800 daily WeAS 1143dsb, 7245dsb

English
Days Area kHz
1300-1400 daily WeAS,ME 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Farsi
Days Area kHz
0400-0600 daily ME 1143dsb, 7245dsb
1600-1800 daily ME 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Hindi
Days Area kHz
1100-1200 daily AS 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Russian
Days Area kHz
0800-1000 daily CeAS 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Tajik
Days Area kHz
0200-0400 daily CeAS 1143dsb, 7245dsb
1400-1600 daily CeAS 1143dsb, 7245dsb

Uzbek
Days Area kHz
1000-1100 daily CeAS 1143dsb, 7245dsb
(WRTH A-17 update, May 2017, via RUSdx #925; wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

TURKEY   15450.05, Saturday May 13 at 1252 UT, VOT opens 'The Letterbox
Program'. VP reception partly tnx to my line noise level which is still
bad on this band, but has some intermittent breaks, and VOT strength
gradually increases a bit around S9; this may be the only unscripted show
on station, as host informally reads bits of reception reports and thanks
them. Somebody acknowledged getting a program schedule. Wish I could say
the same. Does anyone have a current hard (or soft, yeah sure) copy? Ends
with same theme and title at 1306 UT, then "The Voice of Turkey, always by
your side". So this is confirmed as an on- week for fortnightly show, and
time as 1252-1306v UT

<http://www.worldofradio.org/dxpgms.html>

9515, May 15 at 0339 UT, VOT tune-in to Chinese portion of multi-lingual
IDs, finally finishing with Turkish at 0340 UT; during English broadcast,
and on to music, S=9+20dB.

11980, May 15 at 0352 UT, classic TRT IS alternating with Turkish IDs
leading up to Turkish service at 0400 UT, S5 with flutter but strong
modulation. Not the same IS they use before foreign languages.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 13 - 15)

TURKEY   TRT - Voice Of Turkey 9830 kHz. VOT uses this frequency solely
for their 2200-2300 UT  broadcast in English to Eastern North America.
Well, at least three times in the last 2 weeks, I've heard the broadcast
continue after 2300 UT. The interval tune without speech will play out
after the English language transmission ends, and about 2256 UT, it will
hiccup and restart with speech in German saying "This is the Voice of
Turkey"; and then a broadcast in German will commence.

German isn't scheduled at this time of day {on shortwave though}, it
happens much earlier.

The transmission in German will continue anywhere between 15 and 45
minutes
before being abruptly shut off in mid sentence.

I suspect that the Turksat 3A or Turksat 4A satellite feed from Ankara is
what feeds the Emirler Shortwave transmitter site. And, when the English
broadcast ends on the satellite next up is German and since the 9830 kHz
transmitter doesn't shut off, that's what we hear.
(Paul B. Walker-USA, dxld May 19)

Yes, TRT Emirler in A-17 season take a break from 2300 til 0000 UT,
latter when Turkish start on 9735 kHz towards Central Asia
at 72 degrees azimuth towards Central Asia.

 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 5,8,9,11N,17,18,27,2EMR 500 310   0 215 Eng TRT 11045

Hi Paul,
German isn't scheduled at this time of day ...

TRT Livestream, see the enclosed B-16 winter season file of mid January
2017, when 0000 UT started German language TRT service on livestream
"TRT VOT World"
(i.e. one hour earlier at 2300 UT in A-17 summer season)

Die Stimme der Tuerkei, Postbox 333,
TR-06443 Yenisehir, Ankara, Turkey

<http://www.trt.net.tr/deutsch>

Dazu kommen mit sehr langer Verzoegerung gegenueber dem Direktsignal
nicht angesagte Internetuebertragungen bei

<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwo>

(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16, 2017)

In Summer A-17 season, TRT website livestream outlets:

<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwest>
<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvoteast>
<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwo>

        TRT VOT West       TRT VOT East       TRT VOT World
0000    Urdu               Azeri              Portuguese
0030    Dari               Azeri              Portuguese

0100    Pashto southern    Turkmen            Spanish // 9770 9870
0130    Uzbek Arabic       Kazakh             Spanish // 9770 9870

0200    Uyghur // 9465     Kyrgyz             Malay (Indonesian)
0230    Uyghur // 9465     Uzbek              Malay (Indonesian)

0300    Georgian           Tatar              English // 6165 9515
0330    Georgian           Uyghur             English // 6165 9515

0400    Russian            Uyghur             French
0430    Russian            Dari               French

0500    Bosnian            Pashto southern    Farsi
0530    French             Uzbek Arabic       Farsi

0600    French             Azeri              Uyghur
0630    Tatar              Azeri              Uyghur

0700    Serbian            Azeri // 11730     Macedonian
0730    Croatian           Azeri // 11730     Armenian

0800    Greek              Bosnian            Romanian
0830    Greek              Farsi // 11795     Kyrgyz

0900    Arabic // 11750    Farsi // 11795     Hungarian
0930    Arabic // 11750    Farsi // 11795     Japanese

1000    Georgian // 9655   Tatar //  9855     Japanese
1030    Georgian // 9655   Uzbek // 13650     Azeri

1100    Bulgarian // 7210  Chinese // 15240   Azeri
1130    Romanian           Chinese // 15240   German  // 13760

1200    Urdu // 13710      Turkmen // 11990   German  // 15270
1230    Urdu // 13710      Uyghur  // 15410   English // 15450

1300    Russian // 11965   Uyghur  // 15410   English // 15450
1330    Russian // 11965   Albanian           Kazakh  // 11880

1400    Italian // 9610    Albanian           Arabic // 9540 17770
1430    Serbian            Armenian           Arabic // 9540 17770

1500    Croatian           Dari      // 11765 Farsi  // 9765
1530    Azeri  // 9530     Pashto so // 11765 Farsi  // 9765

1600    Azeri  // 9530     Uzbek   // 11765   Bulgarian
1630    Tatar              English // 15520   Spanish // 11930

1700    Hausa              English // 15520   Spanish // 11930
1730    Hausa              French  //  7360   German  //  9840

1800    Arabic             French  //  7360   German  //  9840
1830    Arabic             Russian            English //  9785

1900    Portuguese         Russian            English //  9785
1930    Portuguese         Swahili            French  //  9635 11615

2000    Spanish            Swahili            French  //  9635 11615
2030    Spanish            Arabic             English //  9620

2100    Bulgarian          Arabic             English //  9620
2130    Greek              Macedonian         Italian

2200    Greek              Russian            English //  9830
2230    Arabic             Russian            English //  9830

2300    Arabic             Chinese            German
2330    Urdu               Chinese            German

Pashto southern Kandahar Pashto.
Malay (Indonesian) macro language Malay / Indonesian

Listening to many hours of programming in languages I understand at least
partly, I realise how much of the content is centrally prepared. I note a
dominant word in all languages: "terrorist" (PKK, PYD, Guelen movement,
IS). And I note as inconsistent compositions of quotations from
international press reports into a commentary programme as in the German
programme.

Turkey - During my ongoing research of their web stream

<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwest>

I note that the designer of the web site of Voice of Turkey did not
envisage pages for frequency and programme schedules in the different
languages.

I know that a number of the services available via

<http://www.trtvotworld.com/>

are not broadcast on short wave; nonetheless interested listeners of those
on short wave should ask for current frequency information to be included.
It would also be in the general interest of the specific language services
to have all platforms (incl. FM affiliates) mentioned that they are on.

The German Service does give frequency and programme schedules for their
short wave transmissions. So, I did not note this deficiency of the design
of the web site before. I just came across this problem when finding
German on internet streams and not finding any references on the German
site.

Listeners of the English service should also note that the link at

<http://www.trtvotworld.com/>

directly leads to the TV service

<http://www.trtworld.com/>

This leads me to ask whether there is still any English audio content to
be found on the web site of the Voice of Turkey.

<http://www.trt.net.tr/Anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=radyo&k=trtvotwest>

(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, conversation help with
Alexander Busneag-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16, 2017)

UKRAINE   Ukrainians were denied access to Yandex, VKontakte and
Odnoklassnikam. Ukrainian providers were banned from providing services
for access to these services.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree that introduces
sanctions for a period of three years against Russian companies in the
Internet and media industries. Among them are Yandex and Mail.ru Group,
social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, Kaspersky Lab and Doctor Web.

In addition, sanctions have been imposed against RBC, TV Center, VGTRK,
NTV Plus and Zvezda. The decree also prohibits Ukrainian users from
accessing the resources and services of Russian companies.

<https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3298020>

"Nashe Radio" and Orthodox Radio "Vera" came under sanctions Ukraine.

Under the sanctions imposed by Ukraine on Russian companies, the radio
station Nashe Radio, which broadcasts songs of Russian rock performers, as
well as the Orthodox radio Vera, follows from the order of Ukrainian
President Petro Poroshenko published on Tuesday.

Sanctions were adopted for a period of three years. Among the restrictions
- the termination of the provision of telecommunications services and the
use of public telecommunications networks, follows from the document.

Also under Ukrainian sanctions - the state television and radio company
VGTRK (including the department for the development of non-terrestrial TV
channels), the National Media Group, the First Channel, the Life portal,
the television channel Zvezda, and the Public Television of Russia. The
media holding of RBC also fell under the sanctions.

<http://www.radioportal.ru/news/radio/nashe-radio-i-pravoslavnoe-radio-
vera-popali-pod-sankcii-ukrainy>

(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #925 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

USA  Hello friends, Before the preview of this weekend's show, some news
about the future of VOA Radiogram. I will retire from the Voice of America
on June 23, after 32 years as audience research analyst and broadcaster.

I was hoping to continue to produce VOA Radiogram as a contractor.
I approached various BBG and VOA offices. They all declined.

And, therefore, the last VOA Radiogram will be the weekend on June 17-18
Money is not the issue. I am willing to work cheap. My main interest is to
be authorized to continue the show and maintain a VOA email address, so
that I can keep in contact with the audience.

The irony is that, after retirement, I will finally have time to answer
your emails - but I will no longer have access to the VOA email system to
do that.

But, the show must go on. In addition to the four weekly transmissions via
the BBG North Carolina transmitting site, VOA Radiogram is also broadcast
on WRMI in Florida twice on Sundays. I can hardly allow those half-hour
slots to be filled by light recorded music. So, beginning the weekend of
June 24-25, a program similar to VOA Radiogram, but with a new name and
email address, will be broadcast by WRMI.

More about the demise of VOA Radiogram, and the emergence of its
replacement, in the weeks to come.

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
voaradiogram.net
Twitter: @VOARadiogram
(especially active just before, during, and after broadcasts)
(VOA Radiogram, May 20-21, 2017, via Roger Thauer-D)

USA   5129.806  WBCQ relay of TOM BS, when phone no. given at 0655 UT on
May 21. S=8 or -80dBm signal in FL-USA remote installation.
Noted in remote SDR post in central Florida state USA.

6030even  Radio Marti powerhouse, extend to S=9+60dB extreme powerful
signal, Cuban mx played at 0713 UT on May 21. Central band signal of
10 kHz from Greenville NC site, but also wideband peaks during mx
2 x 20 kHz wideband visible. // 5980 also Greenville, but smaller
S=9+45dB at 10 kHz width.

5829.986  WTWW English prayer about Devil, chapter-one, preach on harmony
life. Male presenter at 0718 UT.

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

USA   17775v, May 17 at 1900 UT, KVOH is running late, which is not
unusual, with hymns in Spanish, Onward Christian Soldiers (hey, LeSEA owns
that! hi), and Wonderful Words of Life, which is rudely chopped off the
air at 1906* UT. Before that I note that the carrier again has a
pronounced wobble when monitored with BFO.

The annual NASB meeting is just getting underway, sponsored by KVOH,
including visits to the studio and transmitter site:

<http://www.shortwave.org/index.php/annual-meeting-info/>

DXLD/WOR contributors Ben Dawson and John Figliozzi are there, so we
hope for reports about it.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 17)

VIETNAM   9635.8  R. Voz do Vietname, Son Tay, 0920-desvan. total 1120 UT,
May 17, vietnamita, texto; 15431.
(Carlos Goncalves-POR, dxld May 21)

... and checked also the odd frequency channel of Voice of Vietnam from
Son Tay around 0915 UT on May 21 in Akitakata western remote SDR unit in
western Japan:

Powerful heard one of the SOH Taiwan Sound of Hope stronger 100 kW
(not tiny 100watt) unit outlets, marked in Aoki list:

9634.868 kHz powerful S=9+15dB, and heterodyne whistle tone of Son Tay
unit, - some 1170 Hertz tone distance apart on
9636.038 kHz VoVTN at 0912 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

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log of Tue 16, at 1100-1120 UT,
noted on remote SDR units in Detroit-MI, Florida and Massachusetts-USA.

5025even CUB  R Rebelde, Bauta, S=6 at 1102 UT on May 16.
5829.985 USA  WTWW in English, S=8 or -80dBm signal at 1105 UT on May 16
6000even CUB  RHC in Spanish via tx#5 at Quivican San Felipe site
         noticias on Lebanon / Syria muslim matter. S=9+20dB at 1108 UT.
6030even USA  IBB Radio Marti Greenville, North Carolina site, S=9+20dB,
         noticias, temperatur and weather report 26 ... 29 cCelsius,
         "un dialogo universo ... la mujer Cubana ...", at 1111 UT May 16
6060even CUB  RHC Bauta, Spanish, S=9+10dB at 1112 UT.
6100even CUB  RHC Bauta, weaker S=5-6 or -88dBm at 340degr azimuth
         to Pacific coast Western North America.
9535even CUB  RHC Bejucal site, S=5 or -94dBm weak signal at 1114 UT
         on May 16.
11760    CUB  RHC Bauta site, Sp, S=5 or -100dBm weak signal of
         non-directional azimuth antenna, at 1120 UT on May 16.
         "Cuban Touristico viaje ... desde Mexico...".
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Press Relase

New Summer 2017 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide Now Available

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2017
International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (ISWBG) electronic book by Amazon
bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH. This all important semi-annual
information resource is your electronic guide to the world of shortwave
radio listening.

The release of this book is very timely for international radio monitors
given the recent outbreak of tensions in the world hotspots of Eastern
Europe, Middle East, East Asia and the Korean Peninsula.

Shortwave radio listeners are routinely entertained with unique
perspectives to events, music, culture, history, and news from other
countries that you won't see or hear on your local or national broadcast
channels. Shortwave radio broadcast aren't restricted by country borders
or oceans, and can propagate thousands of miles, reaching millions of
listeners worldwide, in over 300 different languages and dialects. These
worldwide transmissions are monitored on internationally assigned radio
frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz.

There are even broadcasts from the dark side, transmitted from
broadcasters known as clandestine or clanny stations. Clandestine
broadcasters are wrapped in mystery and intrigue, and they usually exist
to bring about some sort of political change to the country they are
targeting. Programming may largely be half-truths or sometimes even
outright lies, but it is essentially propaganda for their cause.

Listeners who live in the United States can easily hear shortwave
broadcast stations from Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany,
India, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, North/South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan,
Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and many other counties if
you have an inexpensive shortwave radio receiver, and you know when and
where to listen!

If you want to get in on the action, then this Amazon electronic book is
your ticket the travel the world via radio. The ISWBG is our exclusive 24-
hour station/frequency guide to "all" of the known longwave, selected
mediumwave and shortwave radio stations currently broadcasting at time of
publication. This unique radio hobby resource is the "only" radio hobby
publication that has by-hour station schedules that include all language
services, frequencies and world target areas.

New in this eighth edition of the ISWBG is an Surfing the Shortwave Radio
Bands without a Radio by senior radio monitor Larry Van Horn Summertime
Listening on Shortwave, by shortwave program specialist Fred Waterer, and
a feature very timely feature - When News Breaks: Getting Your News from
the Front Lines through streaming media by Loyd Van Horn.

There is also an expanded special feature on Who's Who in the shortwave
radio spectrum by former Monitoring Times editor and feature writer Larry
Van Horn N5FPW. This story covers services and frequencies outside the
regular broadcast and amateur radio bands, and includes our new, exclusive
Hot HF 1000+ non-broadcast frequency list. The final feature article in
this edition is Getting Started in Shortwave Radio, a primer, by Spectrum
Monitor managing editor Ken Reitz KS4ZR.

Also included in this edition is increased frequency and station coverage
of longwave broadcasters, selected medium wave broadcast frequencies used
by international broadcasters, all known international standard time and
frequency stations transmitting worldwide, and some selected spy numbers
broadcasts.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2017 edition) is now
available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at

<https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071VMYYMH/>

The price for this latest edition is still US$7.99.

Since this book is being released internationally, Amazon customers in the
United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada,
Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this electronic book (e-Book) from
Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. All other countries
can use the regular Amazon.com website.

This new e-publication edition is a much expanded version of the English
shortwave broadcast guide that was formerly published in the pages of the
former Monitoring Times magazine for well over 20 years. This one of a
kind e-book is published twice a year to correspond with shortwave
station's seasonal time and frequency changes.

Don't own a Kindle reader from Amazon? Not a problem. You do not need to
own a Kindle to read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle
book with Amazon's free reading apps on literally any electronic media
platform.

The Kindle app is available for most major smartphones, tablets and
computers. There is a Kindle app available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod
touch; Android Phone; Android Tablet; PC; Windows 8; Mac Kindle Cloud
Reader; Windows Phone; Samsung; BlackBerry 10; BlackBerry; amd WebOS. This
means with a free Kindle reading apps, you can buy a Kindle book once, and
read it on any device with the Kindle app installed*. You can also read
that same Kindle book on a Kindle device if you own one.

You can find additional details on these apps by checking out this link to
the Amazon website at
<www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771>

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby
books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs

- The Military Monitoring Post  <http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/>
- The Btown Monitor Post        <http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/>  and
- The Shortwave Central         <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>

for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.
You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon
at
<http://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Van-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/>

[...]

Attached is my press release for the new summer 2017 edition
of International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

Kind regards as always,

Gayle Van Horn W4GVH
CEO / Vice President Teak Publishing
International Shortwave Broadcast Guide e-Pub/Amazon Kindle
QSLing the World Kindle Book  <http://amzn.com/B0083M204W>
Shortwave Central Blog        <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>

Teak Publishing Company
P.O.Box 297
Brasstown NC 28902, USA

(For Immediate Release 11 May 2017;

<mt-shortwave.blogspot.de/2017/05/new-summer-2017-international-
shortwave.html>

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WRTH A-17 season update, PDF file

World Radio and TV Handbook A17 update, 75 pages, PDF, can be download:

<http://www.wrth.com/_shop/wp-
content/uploads/WRTH2017IntRadioSuppl2_A17Schedules.pdf>

"This is a free download but please consider making a donation
via the Updates tab so that we can continue to produce these downloads."
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx May 16)

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