WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1301 29 May 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




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
French     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   Reception of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk FMO CJSC Yerevan Gavar site
on May 20
1725-1730  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF BaBcoCk Music and
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Silte,  fair/good.

Frequency changes of BBC via CJSC Yerevan 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 20)

ASCENSION ISL/U.K.   Akhbar Mufriha via BaBcoCk Woofferton/Ascension,
on May 28
2100-2115  7300 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF Tachelhit Daily
2115-2145  7300 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF Arabic    Daily
2145-2215  9530 ASC 250 kw  27 deg to WeAF Hassinya  Thu-Tue

Radio Dandal Kura Int via BaBcoCk Ascension Isl, on May 28
1800-2100 12050 ASC 250 kW  65 deg to WeAF Kanuri, weak/fair
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

AUSTRIA   QSL 13800 kHz. Has received QSL-card of "Voice of the Andes" -
radio studio "Revelation". Saturday 6 May 2017, 1530-1600 UT in Russian
langauge, 13800 kHz, via ORS Moosbrunn, Austria. As usual, a new story on
the card.
You can see the card here at
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/05/blog-post_1.html>

Has received QSL card from Voice of the Andes for reception on May 13th
on 13800 kHz. In the photo "Landscape".
(AK, Alexander Golovihin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx" RUSdx #926)

AUSTRIA/GERMANY/USA   Requiem for Radio on air 25-27 May at 2300 UT.

From: <https://www.facebook.com/RequiemForRadio>

"Wondering what this Requiem for Radio thing is?

It's a 1 hour performance involving a scale model of the RCI towers that
make sound when touched ... essentially a 12 foot tall, 50 foot wide organ
with 3 octaves, played by 3 musicians ... 18 speakers ... 28 microphones,
theremin, saxophone, cello, cow bone, and 5 international shortwave
broadcasts composed specifically to come into the space (a 5 track work
where each track is transmitted from somewhere else in the world) ..."

A classical piece for 5 voices will be also sung where bass comes eg.
from MBR Nauen, alto from ORS Moosbrunn, tenor from WRMI etc...
The European tx antennas are directed towards Canada / NoAM.

Airtimes
25th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
26th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC
27th May 2017 2300-2400 UTC

Schedule
WRMI : Radio Miami International 11580 kHz
WBCQ : Free Speech Radio          5130 kHz
Nauen: Shortwaveservice           9690 kHz
Moosbrunn: Shortwaveservice       9620 kHz
Boston Pirate Radio               6850 kHz

The content is identically on all three days. A QSL is planned.
(Christian Milling-D, dxld May 25)

Re: Requiem For Radio - The RCI Sackville Transmitter Site Memorial Show.

2300-0000 UTC, May 27.
<http://www.amandadawnchristie.ca/>

This is some supremely unusual stuff!  No, I'm not going to set up four
receivers to get all the program content.

11580 good at the beginning, took a dive around 2310 UT here.
6850 usual pre-sunset pirate level - weak but readable.
5130 about the same.
The two EUROsites on 9620 and 9690 kHz best here.

Was expecting a documentary of some sort, but this is reasonably
compelling and certainly out of the ordinary..
(Jay Novello, Wake Forest NC-USA, DXplorer May 27)

BOLIVIA   Had a nice greyline opening early the morning of May 23 between
here and Central / South America.

3310, Radio Mosoj Chaski at 0956 UT on May 23 in Spanish with religious
type programming. Very Good with lightning static; ah, summer.
(Mick Delmage-AB, dxld May 23)

5952.42, Radio Pio Doce, at 0228 UT on May 24. Start of whistling "Colonel
Bogey March"; full ID and gave
<http://www.radiopio12.com.bo>

(where frequencies are shown as 710, 5955 kHz, and 90.7 MHz FM); chimes;
end of audio at 0230 UT; open carrier (dead air) continued on
past 0305+UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 24)

BOLIVIA   6025, RED PATRIA NUEVA, at 0035-0050 UT on Mayo 18. Comentarios
sobre el partido del equipo Santos de Brasil y The Strongest de Bolivia
con avisos comerciales de Diario "La Razon" y retransmision de parte del
partido.  SINPO: 54454 con leve QRM de otra emisora.

2337-2347 UT. Mayo 18. Noticiero sobre la negacion de visados de
autoridades bolivianas, por parte de Chile. Luego informaciones en idioma
quechua y sobre el departamento de Cochabamba. SINPO: 45343.
(Claudio Galaz-CHL, dxld May 24)

BOLIVIA   5952.5, Radio Pio Doce - Siglo Veinte, at 0105-0230* UT on May
26, man announcer with Spanish language talk with vocals / flutes noted.
Fair although turned down to poor after 0200 UT, but managed to hang in
long enough for famous "Colonel Bogey" march closing theme music.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

BULGARIA/ROMANIA   Mighty KBC Radio & IRRS Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti
via SOF Kostinbrod, May 27

1500-1600  9400 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Sat, strong
plus harmonic 18800 kHz.

1500-1530 15515 SOF 100 kW 195 deg to EaAF  Afan Afan Oromo Sat,
strong signal.

From the Isle of Music, Sunday May 28
1500-1600  9400 SOF 100 kW  30 deg to EaEUR En/Spanish Sun,
plus harmonic 18800 kHz.

IRRS Radio Santec, The Word The Cosmic Wave,
1500-1530 15190 SOF 100 kW 90 deg to SoAS  En/German Sun, very good.

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

May 27 open carrier/dead air of IRRS Radio City via Romanian RadioCom
bcast center facility Saftica from the Fifties:

0800-0900  9510 SAF 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR German Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27 / 28)

CANADA   [NEWFOUNDLAND]  6159.960 kHz, on May 18 at 0548 UT, CKZN almost
readable at S8 vs storm crashes, story about Hollywood, which a few
minutes later in outro turns out to be within 'The World' from WGBH and
PRI, which we hear in the afternoons on KOSU. Tnx to CBC for putting this
on SW unlike any American station! Now how about raising power to 100 kW?

CKZN is always off-frequency to the lo side, obvious in 1 kHz step tuning
with BFO on the R75. I keep seeing reports from others as "6160.00" which
is NOT correct. Such accuracy should not be claimed unless really
measured. No one would object if reported merely as "6160" without the
decimals. My own measurements may be plus/minus 2 Hz, so "6159.96" would
bypass even that uncertainty.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 24)

FRANCE   6015  NHK World Radio Japan, TDF Issoudun, at 0320-0344 UT
on May 20 (and May 19), looking for Zanzibar and surprised to find NHK in
Japanese squatting on channel (apparently, they should be on 6105 kHz at
this hour). Several nice IDs and some instrumental music but mainly talks.
Good signal. On May 21 noted back on scheduled 6105 kHz.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

Wrong frequency of Radio Japan NHK World via TDF Issoudun, May 19/20:

0300-0500  6015 ISS 500 kW 290 deg to CeAM Japanese,
instead of 6105 kHz in A-17 season.

// freq. 9490 kHz NAU 250 kW 140 deg to WeAS Japanese
as scheduled R Japan Tokyo NHK A-17

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.bg/2017/05/wrong-frequency-of-radio-japan-
nhk.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 20)

FRANCE   6105  Today May 22 NHK Radio Japan in Japanese towards Central
America was again back on A-17 scheduled TDF Issoudun 6105 kHz channel,
formerly on 'keyboard slip glitch' wrong 6015 kHz on May 19 & 20.

Usual 500 kW  S=9+35dB powerhouse signal noted on remote Central Florida
SDR unit at 0430 UT on May 22nd.  11.4 kHz wideband proper signal.

On Saturday May 20th I informed the "nhk.or.jp" technical gang
direct in Tokyo Japan.  vy73 wolfie  df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

FRANCE   [to Ethiopia target]  Radio Voice of Independent Oromiya
via TDF Issoudun on May 21

1600-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Sun
via FMO brokered by BRB Alyx & Yeyi, Florida/Belgium.

Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with strong white noise digital
jamming.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

Radio Voice of Adal with new schedule via TDF Issoudun, on May 27

1500-1523 15205 ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Arabic   Sat, ex1500-1530
1523-1558 15205*ISS 100 kW 125 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sat, ex1530-1558

* co-ch same 15205 RIY 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Holy Quran,
Radio Riyadh from 1549 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27)

FRANCE/U.K.  [TAIWAN non]   RTI Taiwan in French language,
via BaBcoCk Woofferton & TDF Issoudun relays in Europe,
with two different programs on May 21:

1900-2000  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR French  daily, not // 15275
1900-2000 15275 ISS 500 kW 165 deg to NoCeAF French Sun,   not //  3955
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

GERMANY   New bcast schedule of "Documenta 14 Radio"
28 May - 16 June 2017

daily 0600-0800 UT, 1500-1800 UT, on 15560 kHz, 20 kW max. non-dir

15560 kHz to zones 18,19,27,28,29,37N
KLL Kall Eifel Germany 20kW non-dir ant#975  D__ RSH FNA
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX May 29)

GERMANY   BVBroadcasting via 2 different txs in MBR Nauen, May 21

1815-1830  9635 NAU 250 kW 125 deg to WeAS  English Sun, powerful
1830-1915  9635 NAU 100 kW 129 deg to NE/ME English Sun, powerful
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

GERMANY   Frequency changes of IBB Radio Free Asia from May 19

1600-1700 NF11670 LAM 100 kW  77 deg to CeAS Uyghur, ex15720
1600-1700 NF13775 BIB 100 kW  65 deg to CeAS Uyghur, ex17890
Both frequencies are jammed by China with Firedrake and CNR-1 progr
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27)

GERMANY   [to Ethiopia target]  Reception of Voice of Oromo Liberation
via MBR Nauen Germany on May 21:

1700-1730 15420 NAU 100 kW 139 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Wed/Fri/Sun,
strong signal in Bulgaria. Transmission are jammed by Ethiopia with
very weak white noise digital jamming.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

GERMANY   Today again "Radio, Menschen und Geschichten"
on 6045 kHz from 08 UT, May 28,

heard this morning the '>German<' language 49mb stations on
a remote SDR Perseus unit south of Liverpool at 0815 UT:

5920 HCJB Weenermoor Germany, S=9+10dB strength.

6005 Belarus program, S=9+20dB from Kall Germany bcast site.

6045 'on black sheeps in private radio stations' feature
     S=9+25dB signal strength via MBR Nauen Germany site.

6070 kHz rather dead S=3, 6085 kHz Radio Amigo,
and 6150 kHz Radio Marabu Threshold noise.

6095 kHz, 11 kHz broad wideband signal like DWL in previous decades,
powerhouse MBR Nauen, S=9+35dB strength noted in western England.
Programm 'Bonnie & Clyde' music program from the Netherlands.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

Am 28. Mai 2017 um 08:49 schrieb Christian Milling
Hoffentlich wacht die Ionosphaene heute dann irgendwann noch auf...

Ich goenne es Dir und der Sendung, Christian, aber der MUF Report aus
Juliusruh sieht nicht viel versprechend aus hinsichtlich 49-m-Band und
hoeher bis 1000 km Distanz :/

Um so interessanter waeren gleich die ersten Empfangsberichte.
JR055 MUF-Table
28.05.2017 - 06:30 UT
Confidence level: 11
(11-very good, 55-poor)
D[km]    MUF(D)[MHz]
   0    3.5
 100    4.1
 200    4.1
 400    4.3
 600    4.7
 800    5.2
1000    5.8
1500    7.8
3000    13.0
(via tom df5jl, A-DX May 28)

HUNGARY   QSL 1251 kHz.  Received a QSL-letter from Radio Danko.
14 March 2017, 1640-1700 UT, on MW 1251 kHz
Addr: MTVA, Kunigunda utja 64. H-1037 Budapest, Hungary Europe.
WEB site: <www.mtva.hu>

Confirmed the report of Kornel Suveges, Technical Department, MTVA
You can see the confirmation here at
<http://rusdx.blogspot.ru/2017/05/blog-post_37.html>
(AK, Alexander Golovihin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx" RUSdx #926)

INDIA   AIR Aizawl & Kurseong.
Two AIR SW Regional Stations are noted off air for many weeks now. When
I contacted the stations today, I have got the following information:

AIR Aizawl:   5050, 7295: Transmitter is under break down.
Dont know when they will be back on air.

AIR Kurseong: 4895, 7230. Transmitter under repair,
may be back in about 2 weeks time.
(Jose Jacob-IND, VU2JOS, <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia May 25)

INDIA   AIR likely to launch new Dzongkha language service for Bhutan

National broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is likely to launch a new
language service Dzongkha for Bhutan, a move seen to strengthen ties with
the neighbouring country.

Dzongkha will take the total foreign language offering of AIR's External
Services Division (ESD) to 16 which includes French, Russian, Chinese,
Indonesian, Thai, English, Pashto, Nepali, Tibetan, Urdu and Baluchi.

It will also broadcast programmes for Indian diaspora in 12 languages,
including Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Telugu and
Kannada.

"The plan has been approved for Dzongkha service. It will be launched
soon. It is part of soft diplomacy," an official source said.

Bhutan, the first foreign country which Prime Minister Narendra Modi
visited after assuming office in 2014, shares cordial relations with
India and is a model for good neighbourly relations, he added.

Initially, the ESD will broadcast cultural programmes in Dzongkha
language.

India and Bhutan have joint ventures in various areas, including hydro-
electric power generation, education, trade, health and culture.

A one hour daily Dzongkha language service is proposed between 6.00 am
and 7.00 am IST.

Either a transmitter in Kurseong, a hill station some 32 kms from
Darjeeling in West Bengal, or in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, will be
used to broadcast the new service.

The Ministry of External Affairs will help in hiring language
professionals from Bhutan to run this service.

<http://www.ptinews.com/news/8730077_AIR-likely-to-launch-new-Dzongkha-
service-for-Bhutan.html>

(PTI_News via Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXindia / dxsasia May 23)

INDIA   Kein AIR GOS Empfang von Delhi Khampur 9950 kHz site, [Gerald]

schon seit einigen Wochen fehlen die Sender 9950, 11580 und 11670 kHz,
um diese Sendestunde.

ps. richtige indische Buerokratie eben,
meilenweit von der chinesischen Exaktheit entfernt.

Gerald, es gibt nichts oefter, als ein Sumpf nicht stimmiger AIR
Kurzwellenkanaele und Sprachdienst Requestanmeldungen das Jahr ueber in
den Tabellen veroeffentlicht. Da faellt einem die Orientierung schwer.

Am besten ist man noch von der Datenbank des sehr aktiven Funkamateurs
Jose Jacob, VU2JOS  bedient:

<http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/>

click  Short Wave,
click  Location Wise

...aber auch bei der Gegenkontrolle in den remote Delhi und Qatar units
heute May 28 Morgen zwischen 08 und 10 UT waren wieder einige AIR
Aussendungen nicht in der Luft.

Ausser dem professionellen Sendezentrum in Bangalore (Made in Schweizer
BBC Sender), ist die andere Equipment Qualitaet antik und
reparaturanfaellig, um die 25 Jahre alt und muesste mal erneuert werden.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27 / 28)

IRAN   Additional Ramadan broadcasts from May 26 via IRIB Sirjan site:

Additional transmissions of VIRI IRIB for Ramazan, May 27 - June 28,
1930-2300 7315 SIR 500 kW 336 deg to CeAS  Azeri
7280 2130-2300 30SE,31SW,40E,41NW,42W SIR  500 46 30 218 270517 280617
     IRN IRB Tajik language
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
2330-0030 7285 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to NE/ME Kurdish
0030-0130 9760 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to NE/ME Turkish, alt 9810
(Bulgarian DX blog via dxld 17-20)

Was rather 7285.even ... x.001 kHz channel, IRIB Sirjan in Kurdish
language, was on air, when tuned-in at 23.23 UT on May 26, Persian string
instrument mx at 23.25 UT, Ramadan mentioned over and over again 23.26 UT,
in southern Germany S=9+25dB strength signal,
in Liverpol England and Netherlands remote installations even S=9+35dB,
S=9+25dB strength near Rimini-Bologna Italy remote SDR unit.
Holy Quran prayer start at 23.30 UT on May 26.

7315.005 kHz, now on May 26 at 22.30 UT IRIB Sirjan site to Azerbaijan
Azeri language male prayer S=9+30dB, heard in Doha Qatar,
slight QRM of CNR2 program underneath,
but IRIB stronger in southern Germany S=9+40dB strength,
in Liverpol England and Netherlands remote installations even S=9+30dB.
Sirjan switch OFF at 22.50:00 UT. Now CNR2 S=8 signal on channel.

9630.005 kHz IRIB Sirjan
At 22.38 UT S=9+35dB signal in Arabic on Doha Qatar remote unit,
at 22.42 UT female like light pop mx singer in between.
S=9+10dB fair on sidelobe of southerly azimuth in Liverpool England,
little lower of S=9+5dB in southern Germany.

7410.003 kHz IRIB Sirjan,
was on air, when tuned-in at 22.55 UT May 26,
Arabix / Persian mx at 23.00 UT, string instrument at 23.03 UT,
in southern Germany S=9+35dB strength,
in Liverpol England and Netherlands remote installations even S=9+30dB.
At 23.07 UT frequency and time schedule mentions,
also satellite transmission transponder list etc., in Azeri language.

Terrible S=9+50dB Perseus signal on Gotland island Sweden on 7404-7408
kHz. Same heard also in central Sweden, seemingly NATO digital STANAG data
txion, new cold war signal against Russian marine ?
Same S=8-9 also heard in central Finland remote unit.
S=9+10dB near Rimini-Bologna Italy.

7315.005 kHz, now on May 26 at 20.20 UT IRIB Sirjan site to Azerbaijan
Arabic HQ prayer S=9+30dB, heard in Doha Qatar,
but stronger in southern Germany S=9+40dB strength,
in Liverpol England and Netherlands remote installations even S=9+30dB.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26 / 27)

KOREA REP OF   BROADCASTING IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE Message from the World
Radio KBS about test transmissions at 12065 kHz. "At the suggestion of our
colleagues from the radio center in Wufferton [sic, rather Woofferton],
which Many of our listeners agreed, we decided to conduct trial broadcasts
hour transmission at a frequency of 12065 kHz instead of the current 15360
kHz. We plan to conduct trial broadcasts within a week, specific dates we
will inform you after we have agreed them. Most likely, it will be at the
end of May."
(From the "Sunday Journal" of May 14, 2017
via Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via RusDX May 21 via dxld)

Trial broadcast at 12065 kHz - 2017-05-19 KBS World Radio

Dear listeners! Within three days, from 26 to 28 May, we will test the
broadcasts of our hourly transmission at a frequency of 12065 kHz from
18 to 19 hours GMT along with the broadcast at an operating frequency of
15360 kHz. We earnestly ask you to listen to test broadcasts and promptly
send us reports on the reception.

<http://world.kbs.co.kr/russian/about/about_notice_view.htm?No=11892>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RusDX May 21 via dxld)

KOREA D.P.R.   3277 (AM), V28 ("The Parrot"), at 1035-1039* UT on May 21;
very weak, with Korean numbers.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

KOREA's   Echo of Hope - VOH. What is happening?
Were the new frequencies 5995 and 6350 kHz just tests?

May 22, at 1039, noted them back on former 6003 (ex 5995) kHz
// 6348 (ex 6350), as well as the usual // 3985 // 6250 kHz;
all were jammed.

At 1121 UT found all four frequencies in the clear, with no white noise
jamming; 3985 kHz fair reception; 6003 kHz good; 6250 kHz fair (the best I
have ever heard then here!) and 6348 kHz fair. Jamming resumed within a
minute or two ...

3480 // 3912 // 4450 // 4557 // 6518 // 6600 kHz, all were jammed.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 25)

3479.989 not much jammed in Brisbane remote SDR Australia, 1102 UT.
3911.966 and accompanied scratching noise jamming, 1104 UT.
4449.991 kHz - another jamming? peak on 4449.920 kHz, 1107 UT.
6517.971 kHz at 1109 UT.
6600even kHz frequency at 1112 UT.

3985 // 6003 // 6250 // 6348 kHz, all were jammed.

6348.031 kHz at 1114 UT.
6250.004 kHz at 1115 UT.
6003.030 kHz at 1117 UT.
3985.013 kHz at 1119 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 25)

and on May 28:
3479.987 not much jammed in Brisbane remote SDR Australia, 1415 UT.
3911.966 and accompanied scratching noise jamming, 1420 UT.
4449.990 kHz - another jamming? peak on 4449.918 kHz, 1423 UT.
6517.971 kHz at 1426 UT.
6600even kHz frequency at 1428 UT.

3985 // 6003 // 6250 // 6348 kHz, all were jammed.

6348.031 kHz at 1430 UT.
stronger peak 6249.996 kHz, and 6250.005 kHz at 1433 UT.
6003.030 kHz at 1435 UT.
3985.012 kHz at 1437 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 28)

LAOS   Nice surprise with my first reception of Lao National Radio
on 6130 kHz.

6130  on May 23 at 1625 UT. Lao National Radio, Vientiane, local song,
Vietnamese language px, sign off at 1630 UT, very weak signal just audible
after 1620 UT. Xizang PBS China is off for maintenance. A good chance to
hear this station in Europe.
(Franck Baste-F - F4LKC, dxld May 23)

LAOS   LNR Vientiane, Laotian language program, weak and tiny S=4-5 signal
at 2255 UT on UTC_May 23, on 6129.976 kHz,
heard one lousy signal here in southern Germany.

At 2320 UT used remote SDR in Delhi India, also weak S=7 signal,
but suffered in 23-24 UT hour by a nearby RTTY ute station,
heard also annoying adjacent in Germany, India and Qatar,
latter S=7-8 strength, measured 850 Hertz apart fq distance,
on peaks measured 6130.975 and 6131.825 kHz.

2330 UT female voice presenter, 'kap kun ...', endless spoken part,
heard in remote SDR Doha Qatar unit, in peaks S=9 signal, used small
bandwidth on lower signal flank in Perseus SDR unit.

At 2346 UT some talk by two female,
at 2347 UT local music female singer and SoEastAsia folk mx
orchestra piece heard on S=8 NOISY floor level
on Qatar remote SDR installation.

Female voices back on 2353 UT. Rather fade - out signal now.
Grayline to read on Google Map about on Islamabad, Delhi, Nagpur,
Chennai, and Sri Lanka path line.

At 2358 UT some more piece of local folk music, much violine and flute
performer.  73 wolfie df5sx

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 23/24)

Re:  6130 kHz LNR Vientiane.
Heute kommt auch mal wieder ein Log von Saale&Unstrut aus Mertendorf.
LNR Vientiane ist sonst wirklich ein schwieriger Kandidat. Umso schoener
ist es, wenn die Frequenz mal uebergangsweise frei ist. Ich habe letzte
Nacht aufnehmen lassen. Das Signal erschien auf der 6130 kHz spontan um
2211 UT und war durchaus gut verstaendlich. Gegen 0000 UT verschwand es so
allmaehlich.

Ich habe mal an Hand der Angaben auf <http://www.lnr.org.la>
die englischen Sendungen umgerechnet. Danach sollten sie von 1630-1700
MESZ/CEST laufen. Das ist im Sommer anspruchsvoll. Im Winter ginge da
eventuell was, wobei es dann wahrscheinlich auch 1530-1600 MEZ/CET waere.
Da waere die naechste Saison abzuwarten. Alles in allem freue ich mich
ueber diesen schoenen Empfang.

Gilt noch das Postfach 310 in Vientiane?
(Thomas Lindenthal-D, A-DX ng May 25)

Re: 6130  LNR Vientiane.
Die Adresse stimmt, steht auch so auf der Webseite:

Bamboo Airport Road
P.O.Box 310
Vientiane, Laos
Phone (856-21) 243250
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX ng  <http://ratzer.at>
<http://remotedx.wordpress.com>  May 25)

Lao National Radio 6130 kHz 2217 UT, May 24, O=2
Ein Sprachprogramm war gestern um 2217 UT schwach auf 6130 kHz zu hoeren.
Leider gab es starke Interferenzen durch ein Funkfernschreib-Signal.

Ein brauchbarer Empfang war nur im oberen Seitenband moeglich.  Ab 2230 UT
wechselte das Programm mit kurzer Zwischen-Musik von einer Frauen- zu
einer Maennerstimme. Danach leider unbrauchbarer Empfang auf allen
Seitenbaendern.

[later]  Leider traten starke Interferenzen durch ein Funkfernschreib-
Signal auf. Im unteren Seitenband war das Signal verstaendlich und
zumindest O=2.

Nach ca. 22:30 UT war das Signal am Rauschpegel (O=1) und die RTTY-
Stoerungen waren etwas spaeter auch im unteren Seitenband nicht ganz weg.
Beim Stoerer koennte es sich um die US-Navy Station auf 6131 kHz handeln.

Als Stoerer ist bei  <http://www.ilgradio.de/>   auf 6131 kHz
die US Navy Isabela PTR (5 kW) angegeben.
(Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX ng May 25)

Am Dienstag Abend UTC-z Zeit, habe ich die RTTY Station auch gemessen:

... but suffered in 23-24 UT hour by a nearby RTTY ute station,
heard also annoying in southern Germany, Delhi India, and Doha Qatar,
latter S=7-8 strength, measured 850 Hertz apart fq distance,
on peaks measured 6130.975 and 6131.825 kHz.  ...

Zumindest mit dem Perseus SDR konnte man auf der unteren Flanke den
Stoerer
voll ausblenden, vor allem in der 1. Sendestunde aus Vientiane.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 25)

LAOS/CHINA   [Tibet Autonomous Region]  Wartung der Tibet Sender - jedes
Jahr zu anderem Termin. Die Klimabedingungen in der Seehoehe setzen dem
Equipment zu.

Weiss jemand, wie lange wir das Glueck haben werden, dass Lhasa Tibet auf
6130 kHz schweigt?  Etwa 4 Wochen?
Wie lange waren die Wartungszeiten in der Vergangenheit?
(Gerald Kallinger-AUT, A-DX ng May 25)

Meist 3 - 5 Wochen Wartungsarbeiten, je nach Aufwand ... ?

2011:  7. bis 25. Sept. 2011.
2013:  Jahreswartung Ende Juli und im August 2013.
2017:  ab 18. Mai 2017.

CNR Tibet is back on air on Sept 25, 2011.
Nachdem die Tropenbandfrequenzen 4820, 4905 und 4920 kHz aus Tibet
{seit dem 7. Sept abgeschaltet waren, wegen Jahres-Wartung
vom 7. bis 25. September ... 2011},

und im Jahr 2013 war die Jahreswartung Ende Juli und im August.

Und in 2017, ab 18. Mai 2017:
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

re CNR Lhasa Sendezentrum Baiding #602:
hier ein Eindruck von den 13 x 50 kW Antennen,
neben der Mittelwelle auch 11 grosse Doppelmasten vom chinesischen Design
des vergangenen Jahrzehnts:
CHN_Lhasa Baiding 594 / 1134 / 1377 (ex1332) 300kW, 13x50kW SW

zoom.in ...
<https://goo.gl/maps/NxPETQSbbkv>

<https://goo.gl/maps/FnCKmx3wuwQ2>
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

MADAGASCAR   17640, May 24 at 1815 UT, if still on the air, no signal from
MWV APR in English. Had been reliable until this month. Perhaps in darker
southern autumn it is no longer propagating at the first hop. Nor the
repeat at 2000 UT  which is even further into the darkside. Or just the
pitiful low-solar activity MUFs we must endure.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 24)

MYANMAR/CHINA   6165, Thazin Radio via Pyin Oo Lwin. As has recently been
reported (thanks to Ivo Ivanov-BUL), CNR6 is currently off the air here,
leaving the frequency clear for Myanmar, which was normally blocked by
China; 1416 UT, on May 25, heard in vernacular and playing EZL songs; 1430
UT usual theme music intro to their English segment of mostly playing pop
songs; clearly in English, but mostly unreadable; poor reception, but only
one station here now.

Have to try to also remember to check on 7345 kHz, as CNR1 is now off the
air there, which should leave Thazin Radio with a much better chance of
being heard before 1200 UT (CRI signs on then), so only Radio Sakha
(Russia) QRM to contend with.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, May 25)

Re: Thazin Radio (Myanmar) on 6165 kHz. At 1127 UT May 26, noted an UNID
poor signal on 6164.998 kHz, probably from Beijing #491 site ? Only poor
S=5 signal noted on remote units in Tokyo Japan and Brisbane. Pyin Oo Lwin
units are mostly downwards on  x.991 ...   x.989 kHz footprint. At 1455 UT
on May 26 noted poor S=5 signal in Tokyo and Brisbane Queensland, most
probably Thazin Radio via Pyin Oo Lwin, measured on their usual oddity of

6164.991 kHz, S=5-6 signal,
suffers by adjacent upper flank of Korea 6170 kHz channel signal spread ?
At 1455 UT no more China signal on co-channel 6164.998 kHz.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

NIGERIA   7254.942  May 23 at 0548 UT, VON is already on, S=9+20dB with
rappish Afromusic, dead air,  and resumes. Warming up for the 0600 UT
Hausa, presumably preceded by a few minutes of official drumming IS.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 23)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA  [BOUGAINVILLE]   3325  NBC Bougainville, 1146* UT on
May 18. Second consecutive day on the air; as noted yesterday, this NBC
station does not carry the 1100 UT news; 1053 UT DJ in Pidgin/Tok Pisin
playing pop songs; local time checks ("5 to 10"); no break at ToH; a
number of clear IDs heard.

[non-log]. 3325, NBC Bougainville. Was back on the air only on May 17
(1200* UT) & 18 (1146* UT); clearly off the air May 19, 20 & 21.
(Ron Howard, oceanside at Pacific Grove-CA-USA, dxld May 18 - 21)

PERU   4810  Radio Logos. Responding to my recent signal report of good
reception at 0920 UTC here in New Zealand, Engineer Wayne Borthwick
advised "...there were tech problems which we did not know about till
recently. Turned out to be a shorted BALUN on one of the 4 phased dipoles.
Disconnecting that feed cable allowed the transmitter a more reasonable
SWR using just the other 3, although no doubt the directional pattern is
different, maybe favouring N.Z. A new BALUN is on the way."

Regarding their proposed Pucallpa shortwave operation, Wayne said that
"license granting time is hard to predict, so don't have a date for that
one yet, hopefully ASAP."
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, dxld May 24)

Nothing could be heard around 1020 UT on May 24, when checked remote units
in Brisbane-AUS, Akitakata-JPN, nor Edmonton-Alb-CAN. Strange signal peaks
visible on 4809.996 and 4809.871 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

SOMALIA   Re: Hargeisa site.
acc G.E. a new photovoltaic system / solar power systemvoltaic panel field
of 75 x 75 meters wide, erected near the MW mast

approx. 09 34 19.88 N  44 03 40.07 E

satellite images taken
between 22 July 2016 and 8 Sept 2016.

satellite dish close to the house at
09 34 19.59 N  44 03 38.94 E

and some separate house on that area, at approx.
09 34 22.28 N  44 03 36.40 E
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / SW TXsite May 25)

SPAIN   Football national cup finals in Europe tonight May 27.

Like at present the German Cup final match
in Berlin Olympic stadium Dortmund vv Frankfurt 1 - 1

heard Spanish football cup live coverage from Vicente Calderon Madrid
estadio,  FC Barcelona  vv  Alav?s  3 - 1

via all four transmitter at REE Noblejas Spain switched on air tonight:

15390 S=9+10dB at 1845 UT May 27
15520 S=9+25dB
17715 S=9+25dB
17855 S=9+15dB signals noted here in southern Germany.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27)

TAJIKISTAN/CHINA   1345-1400 15528 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
language S=7-8 in New Delhi remote SDR unit, and accompanied Chinese CNR
'spoken word' jamming on 15530 kHz, S=9+35dB strength in northern India.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet via Dushanbe
Yangi Yul site, as of May 27
1200-1210 NF 11513 DB  100 kW  95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11507
1210-1230 NF 11507 DB  100 kW  95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15513
1300-1310 NF 11512 DB  100 kW  95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11513
1310-1330 NF 11517 DB  100 kW  95 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex11507
1335-1345 NF 15522 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15513
1345-1400 NF 15528 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15537

2335-2400 NF  7487 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex 7497
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27)

TANZANIA   Zanzibar 6015 kHz.
Many thanks to Ron Howard for blowing the whistle on this one. Today is
the first chance I have had to follow up on his report. Would be
interested to hear from Ron or others whether NHK was again causing havoc
on Zanzibar's 6015 frequency this morning?{no, left again to usual NHK TDF
ISS 6105 kHz, wb.}  I think I recognized the YL's voice as a ZBC regular
rather than from another station, but the interference was so bad that I
can't be certain.

6015 Zanzibar, ZBC Radio, Dole, May 22 Monday. 0403-0413 UT. YL talking.
Very poor with severe pulsing interference or SAH. Jo'burg
sunrise 0443 UT.

To my poor old ears this morning's reception in South Africa sounded
exactly the same as a few weeks ago when some of us were talking about
"pulsing interference" on Zanzibar's 6015 frequency.  I now wonder if that
brief fiasco wasn't caused by NHK testing new frequencies? None of us
would call it an SAH since, as Ron pointed out in his first report,
historically, "they [Zanzibar] have had exclusive domain to 6015 kHz,
after 0300+" UT.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, hcdx & dxld May 22)

THAILAND   15590  Radio Thailand - Udorn Thani Ban Dung site, at 0016-
0029* UT on May 20, first time clearly hearing English news from Thailand
with a man and woman hosting, advts, IDs and business report. Signal cut
mid-sentence as antenna beam changed. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

TURKEY   9840.020  TRT Ankara in German service via Emirler. Powerhouse
signal of S=9+50dB here in southern Germany, 1735 UT on May 27. NXcast on
Egyptian Air Ride item, Egyptian airforce hits Libyan terrorist camps
again in north-eastern coastal town of Derna, with Cairo officials saying
bombs struck terrorist training camps of the Shura Council, aligned with
muslim al-Qaida.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

USA   9395  RAE Buenos Aires Argentina to the World - via RMI Okeechobee
Florida site, at *0100-0159* UT on May 18, after WRMI opened English
program with news headlines, news and feature called The Conversation
(host Fernando talking to shortwave listener from Iowa), plus travel
feature. Excellent signal and nice to hear RAE again although I can't wait
for their transmitter to return to action.

9395  Voice of the Report for the Week - via RMI Okeechobee Florida site,
at 0002-0100 UT on May 19, stumbled across this with host apologizing for
a decision (program cutback?) although I missed what the decision was;
plenty of program IDs, musical selection for listeners and a Japanese
language ID. Very good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

USA   KVOH TX Pics.
Interesting posts on the following website including tour pics
of the KVOH TX site.

<http://www.drmna.info/>
(Ian, via SW TXsite May 22)

USA   9955 // stronger 9455 kHz, Monday May 22 at 1138 UT, WRMI with
'Antena DX', greeted by Antonio Buitrago of REE's media program. So not
yet replaced by RAE Argentina ao Mundo in Portuguese. Adrian Korol tells
me May 22 is the start date for all the languages via WRMI, so maybe from
tomorrow, when WORLD OF RADIO would have aired at 1100 UT Tuesday. Also
RAE French at 1300 UT on 11580 kHz has not yet started, at 1317 UT with
'Wavescan', while 9955 kHz also has another WS playback just started at
1315 UT, 15 minutes out of synch. Furthermore, Ukraine relay still after
1330 UT on 11580 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld May 24)

USA   RMI / RAE Portuguese relay 9955 kHz at 11 UTC Mon-Fri,
but today Saturdays on May 27 AWR DX Program WAVESCAN on two channels.

1100 UT via WRMI, Englisch, AWR Wavescan  -  9455  9955 kHz

weekdays Mon-Fri RAE Portuguese relay via RMI Okeechobee Florida.
1100-1200 UT  Mon-Fri    9955   South America target
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 27)

USA   Reception of WHRI Angel 2, World Harvest Radio Internat, May 21

2000-2100 15530 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Sun till Sept 2
2000-2100 11750 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Sun from Sept 3
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

USA/ARGENTINA   RAE Buenos Aires.
Der argentinische Auslandsdienst Radio Argentina al Exterior muss immer
haeufiger auf seine altersschwachen eigenen Kurzwellensender verzichten.
Nun ist die Station eine Kooperation mit Radio Miami International
eingegangen, das die Sendungen aus Buenos Aires nun ueber seine
Kurzwellensender in Okeechobee, Florida ausstrahlt. Das deutsche Programm
von RAE ist wie gewohnt ab 21 Uhr UT zu hoeren, jetzt aber auf der
Frequenz 11580 kHz.

<www.radionacional.com.ar/rae-argentina-al-mundo/>
(Rudi, A-DX May 23)

USA/ARGENTINA   RAE Argentina to the World, English, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

On reviewing my recording of RAE Argentina to the World in English via
WRMI Okeechobee Florida-USA on 9395 kHz at 01:00 on 23 May 2017 UT
(Monday evening here), the program was a repeat of last Monday's program
(for 15 May)! Perhaps RAE didn't upload the program for 22 May in time or
there was some other screw-up.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld May 24)

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

Language      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
French     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)

USA   BBG FY 2018 budget request reflects key priorities amid spending
constraints.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released the FY 2018 budget
request to support key U.S. foreign policy goals by providing news and
information around the world while accommodating the current tight fiscal
climate.

"As is true throughout the federal government, the budgetary environment
requires that we prioritize our resources, while emphasizing impact and
maintaining the level of excellence our audiences have come to expect,"
said CEO John F. Lansing. "Despite reductions in spending, we are
committed to our mission, impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of
people around the world by providing accurate, unbiased, and uncensored
news and information."

The tight fiscal environment necessitates BBG to improve operational
efficiencies and make difficult resource trade-offs to effectively meet
performance goals and support U.S. foreign policy priorities.

The $685.1 million budget request includes transmission, program and
staffing reductions across all BBG networks-the Voice of America, Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free
Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks-and the International
Broadcasting Bureau, including the Office of Technology, Services and
Innovation. This includes reducing, and in some cases, eliminating certain
language service capacities; shifting away from shortwave transmissions
where they have the least impact; and optimizing information technology.

Although the funding request represents a 12.9 percent reduction from the
FY 2017 enacted budget, it prioritizes funding for U.S. foreign policy
goals, including combatting violent extremism, countering Russian
disinformation, and enhancing programming for North Korean audiences. It
also capitalizes on the momentum gained from the streamlining of
operations in 2016 and the aggressive shift to digital already underway at
each of the five networks.

The request includes $680.4 million for International Broadcasting
Operations, including Federal and non-Federal networks, as well as $4.7
million for Broadcasting Capital Improvements.

The FY 2018 budget request contains proposals to continue the agency's
responsive shift to the most effective media platforms, respond readily to
crises, keep pace with shifts in audience demographics and interests, and
sharpen strategy and results measurement to drive performance.

BBG's extensive network of seasoned, professional and well-connected
journalists is particularly strong in regions where ISIS, Russia, Iran,
China and other global actors that do not share American values are
attempting to make further inroads.

"Should Congress enact this budget, there is no doubt that staff
reductions would be difficult," Lansing said. "We will do everything
possible to minimize the effect on our employees by emphasizing attrition,
early retirement opportunities, and agency buyouts for federal employees
wherever possible. Our staff and journalists are the core of what drives
our impact around the world. We will do everything we can to safeguard our
greatest asset."

The full FY 2018 Congressional Budget Request and the Executive Summary
are available on the BBG website.

<https://www.bbg.gov/strategy-and-performance/budget-submissions/>

(BBG PR via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, dxld May 23)

USA   9395  QSL - VORW Radio International via Okeechobee Florida relay
site, verified an electronic report with a full data PDF attachment in 8
days from John (VORW Radio) with basic information about the operation.
VORW Radio International is the official External Service of
'TheReportOfTheWeek', whose mission is to provide an enjoyable light
entertainment program over the airwaves. Programs consist of a short
lecture at the beginning, followed by a selection of music, exclusively
comprised of listener requested tunes. Programs have been continuously on
the air since December 22nd, 2016 though they have been on shortwave
sporadically since January of 2015.

The program is a listener-funded initiative, financial support can be sent
to them viaPaypal at <rwobserver -at- gmail.com>

(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

USA   Schedule Changes of VORW Radio International - Newsletter 4

It has been almost two months since the last newsletter has been sent out,
in the time that has elapsed there are several schedule changes to report.

As of Thursday (June 1st) transmissions to East Asia on 9875 kHz and
transmissions to Europe on 11580 kHz will be discontinued. The
transmission on 9875 kHz has been discontinued due to low modulation of
the signal, causing listeners difficulty to hear what is being said during
the broadcast. The 11580 kHz transmission is being discontinued due to
poor signals in the target area.

Despite the bad news, starting June 1st, a transmission on
7730 kHz at 0000 UTC (8 PM Eastern EDT)
will begin, targeting listeners in Western North America. This
transmission will be heard every Thursday. There is also a new
transmission on 7490 kHz at
2200 UTC (6 PM Eastern EDT) every Sunday
to Eastern North America - you could even tune in to that broadcast
tomorrow!

Here is the Transmission Schedule:

Thursdays:
6 PM Eastern - 11 PM BST - 9955 kHz to South America
8 PM Eastern -  1 AM BST - 7490 kHz to North America
8 PM Eastern -  1 AM BST - 9395 kHz to North America
8 PM Eastern -  1 AM BST - 7730 kHz to Western North America
8 PM Eastern -  1 AM BST - 9455 kHz to Central America

Sundays:
6 PM Eastern EDT - 11 PM BST - 7490 kHz to Eastern North America

You may also be able to hear VORW Radio International on Tunein Radio at
8 PM every Thursday and 6 PM every Sunday at:

<https://beta.tunein.com/radio/The-Planet-7490-s24829/>

Archived programs can be heard any time on SoundCloud at:

<https://soundcloud.com/vorw_radio_int>

VORW Radio International is a light entertainment program featuring a
mixture of commentary and listener-requested music of all genres.

Comments, questions, reception reports and music requests may be sent to
<vorwinfo -at- gmail.com>  E-QSL's are provided for reception reports.

For advice on how to listen if you are impacted by these broadcast
discontinuations, please email me at
<vorwinfo -at- gmail.com>
(VORW nl, Manuel Mendez-ESP, dxld May 28)

USA   A letter came from the program The Peoples Gospel Hour. We sent
three brochures in English and six pocket brochures in Russian on
religious topics. This is probably the result of reports for WHRI.
The site
<http://tpgh.org/radio/>
says - The Peoples Gospel Hour on Sundays at 3:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(EDT). WTJC 9370 kHz and WBOH 5920 kHz. Photos here

<http://freerutube.info/2017/05/23/pismo-the-peoples-gospel-hour-may-2017-
goda/>
(DE, Dmitry Elagin, Saratov-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx #926)

I received two identical eQSL from "From the Isli of Music" for reception
on May 7 and 14 on 9400 kHz.
Reported by: <tilfordproductions -at- gmail.com>
(AK, Alexander Golovihin-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx", RUSdx #926)

UZBEKISTAN   Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok via RED Telecom Tashkent on May 21
1130-1200 17860 TAC 100 kW 122 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Thu/Sun, fair&weak
signal
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 21)

VATICAN STATE   9600, Radio Tamazuj - via SMG Santa Maria di Galeria, at
0337-0412 UT on May 26, several men announcer with heated Arabic language
discussion about Sudan, IDs. Good signal and so was // 11650 kHz which was
Madagascar.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 26)

VATICAN STATE   Vatikan-Medien: Reform geht voran

"neue_bildpost"schreibt u.a.

Rom (mg) - Der Paepstliche Rat fuer die Kommunikation will in den
kommenden Monaten eine neue Vatikanseite ins Internet bringen. Das ist
eines der Ergebnisse im Zuge der Medien-Reform.[...]

Weiter Kurzwelle fuer Afrika:
Radio Vatikan unterhaelt Webseiten in 40 Sprachen. Falls es eine
einheitliche Vatikan-Homepage mit Nachrichten geben wird, werden vor allem
die heutigen westeuropaeischen Redaktionen sie bestuecken.

Die afrikanischen Redaktionen hingegen werden sich wie bisher verstaerkt
auf die Radioarbeit konzentrieren. Es liegt dem Papst am Herzen, dass sein
Radiosender auch kuenftig Laender mit geringeren technischen
Moeglichkeiten, etwa in Afrika, per Kurzwelle erreicht.
(Paul Gager-AUT, A-DX ng May 25)

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Morning log of May 22 at 0430 til 0545 UT,
checked on remote SDR unit in central Florida-USA state :

4839.996 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, phone-in program at 0439 UT,
         S=9+25dB signal strength in FL-US. Pray / talk on their project,
         ...eliminate magnetics, high power pole cup ... ???

5010.001 CUB  The two symmetrical distance intermodulation of
         5025 Radio Rebelde / 5040 kHz RHC spurious signals from Bauta
         transmission center S=9+25dB in FL-US remote installation,
         again heard at S=6-7 signal level on both spurs, also
5054.999 CUB  heard Cuban Rumba music. 0442 UT on May 22.

4885.021 BRA  ZYG362  R?dio Clube do Para, Belem, PA, S=6 at 0444 UT.
<www.radioclubedopara.com.br>
         Noted in remote SDR post in central Florida state USA.
5129.798 WBCQ relay of TOM BS, at 0448 UT on May 22. S=7-8 signal
         in FL-USA remote installation.
5829.985 USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, English prayer Bible reading, ...
         'Bible is correct in historical records', S=9+30dB in FL-US.
         Male presenter at 0450 UT on May 22.
5910.172 CLM  Alcarav?n Radio, Puerto Lleras, Meta, Colombia, noted
         in Florida remote SDR at 0452 UT. VERY NICE Latin American music,
         S=9 strong, but little fluttery on night path. Also 2 x 50 Hertz
         either side two strong peaks visible accompanied.
         Nothing on air on other 6010v kHz channel.
6189.988 AFS  As usual SenTec Meyerton relay transmitter very early on
         air, heard already at 0456 UT, BBC English start at 0500 UT.
         S=7-8 strength noted in FL-US.
6184.989 MEX  Carrier ONLY visible on XEPPM Mexico City Radio Educacion
         channel, no audio anymore heard at 0458 UT on May 22.
         S=7-8 or -78dBm carrier strength.
6159.965 CAN  CKZN St. Johns Canada S=8 or -77dBm at 0504 UT, English
         '... this is CBC Radio One ...'.
6159.991 BRA  Probably ZYE854  R. Legiao da Boa Vontade RS,
         weaker than CKZN CBC. 0506 UT.
6155even AUT  OE1 Vienna, via ORS Moosbrunn, S=9+10dB signal across the
         Atlantic Ocean. At 0508 UT on May 22,
         talk on 'changes in Iran' after election, US bank credit
         sanctions against Iran. Advantage of economic relations
         between China and Iran. Boom economics in oil, water,
         medicine, railway, street/highway contruction projects...
6069.984 CAN  CFRX Toronto, S=9 in FL-US remote unit, phone in talk
         discussion about female relationship... 0510 UT on May 22.
5985even ALB  CRI Cerrik relay of Arabic sce towards North Africa and
         Sahel zone target etc.
         S=8-9 sidelobe azimuth in FL-US at 0512 UT on May 22.
5980.005 D__  BVB Nauen relay outlet also on Mondays !
         BVB scheduled only Sundays 0500-0515 UT ?
         BVB English at 0513 UT S=7-8 logged on Florida-US remote SDR.
5975even AUT  NHK World Radio Japan relay in English, via ORS Moosbrunn
         relay site, 300 kW tx at non-directional azimuth around
         in EUR, NoAF and NE target.
         S=9+15dB noted in FL-US remote installation, at 0515 UT heard
         ' ... Japanese household Age level average ...' followed by
         Mrs. Yuka reader 'Easy Learn Japanese' issue.
5969.264 BRA  ZYE523 Radio Itatiaia "A Radio das Minas" Belo HorizonteMG
         very poor threshold level S=4-5 signal noted at 0517 UT.
5960even ASC  Dandal Kura Radio towards West Africa azimuth,
         sidelobe very low modulation signal of S=8 strength at 0518 UT.
5925even ASC  BBC London English sce to South and SoWe Africa,
         scheduled 05-06 UT, noted at 0519 UT on May 22.
         S=9 backlobe{+180deg} of 114deg horizontal log-periodic
         antenna installation on the Ascension island.
7490.066 USA  WBCQ sermon prayer heard at 0521 UT on May 22, S=9+15dB,
         but much bad audio mix-up underneath TOM BS voice too ...?!
7365even USA  IBB Radio Marti Spanish, from Greenville NC bcast center,
         tremendous S=9+60dB POWERHOUSE signal, at 0524 UT May 22.
7345even G__  BBC London English to all-Africa at 05-06 UT, S=9+15dB
         sidelobe into FL-US state. At 0525 UT talk on Portsmouth
         Hampshire, football club of historic 1898 year, and present
         club investment supporters ...
9439.996 AFS  BBC London Hausa sce, heard via SenTec Meyerton relay
         transmission. TX was usual early at 0528 UT on air ...
         S=6 fair signal at 0530 UT on May 22.
9590even ALB  CRI Cerrik relay of Arabic sce, S=8 backlobe{+180deg}
         of 140deg curtain array outlet to Near East target. 0532 UT
9595even JPN  Radio Nikkei, S=5 in Florida fade-in from the
         Alaska-Western Canada northerly Arctic path. 0533 UT, but
         a little stronger also on 9760 kHz S=6-7 strength.
9620even ROU  RRI Galbeni in English, powerful signal behind Western
         Europe path towards FL-US, at 0537 UT, S=9+15dB strength.
         2009year history report, about Romanian social-democrat
         President criminal investigation by intelligence service...
         Report also on Pres Trump's speech in Riyadh-ARS, about
         international terrorism ...
9660even CVA  Vatican Radio in Portuguese language on pope Francisco
         speech, scheduled 0530-0558 UT direct from SMG broadcast
         center site towards West Africa.
         Powerhouse S=9+30dB signal at 0537 UT on May 22.
9674.923 BRA  R?dio Can??o Nova, Cachoeira Paulista, SP, weak and
         very tiny S=4 signal, BrasPort just above threshold. 0541 UT.
9824.997 USA  WHRI Cypress Creek, likely Water of Life Ministry progr,
         bad two audio mixture heard at 0547 UT, sermon of both male/
         female presenter, nothing noted on 7355/7385 kHz either channels
         S=9+25dB strong sidelobe of 47degr antenna.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 22)

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Reference book "Broadcasting in Russian".

The St. Petersburg DX Club has published the 22nd edition of the "Radio
Broadcasting in Russian" guide for season A-17 season
(volume - 68 pages of A5 format).

It contains the summer schedule of ALL Russian and foreign radio stations
operating in the Russian language in the AM bands as of mid-May 2017,
which is possible in Russia and CIS countries (only 55 stations from 32
countries and territories of the world). The guide lists frequency and
thematic schedules, the location and power of the transmitters, the
direction of broadcasting, mailing addresses of stations, phone numbers,
faxes, e-mail addresses, Web pages and pages in social networks, and QSL
policy of stations.

The reference book is distributed ONLY IN PRINTED.

The cost of it for residents of Russia - 250 rubles. With advance payment
or 350 rubles.

When sent by cash on delivery, for foreign countries - 6 euros or 7 US
dollars. Requests for its acquisition, please send by e-mail to:

<dxspb -at- nrec.spb.ru>

Federal exempts (disabled 1st and 2nd groups, veterans of labor and
military service, pensioners of law enforcement agencies) can receive one
copy of the directory for free. To do this, you need to send to the above
address a scan copy of the document granting the right to federal benefits
and specify the delivery address.
(Alexander Berezkin, St.Petersburg-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx";
via RUSdx #926 of May 28)

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Hinweis auf 1. Nachtragsheft Sender & Frequenzen 2017,

ich hab heute das Nachtragsheft zum Jahrbuch zusammengestellt
und an den vth geschickt.

Es steht auch auf

<http://www.addx-verlag.de/nt-1-2017.pdf>

<http://www.addx-verlag.de>

Es waere prima, wenn du einen entsprechenden Hinweis an die A-DX-Liste
schicken koenntest.

Michael Schmitz, Chefredakteur Radio-Kurier mit weltweit hoeren und S&F
(A-DX ng, May 22)

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