WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1308 31 July 2017

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany

ALBANIA   7210  China Radio International - Cerrik, at 2336-2358* UT on
July 19, Spanish language program with talk by a woman announcer until
closing station ID and closedown announcements. Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 24)

ANTARCTICA   15476  LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base
Esperanza, at 1959-2005 UT on July 26, carrier and some comments detected
only on USB. Very weak, barely audible. Not detected for more than a week.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

ARMENIA   Radio Mi Amigo International - Newsflash - July 2017.

Hello to all Radio Mi Amigo International friends,
We celebrate a 'offshore-summer-beach-party' together with our team' and
you !  The program will be in English, Dutch and German.
Details: Sunday, July, 30 from 1900-2100 CET (1700-1900 UTC)
Frequency: 11845* kHz in the 25m SW-band with 100 kW of power across
Europe and online, via  <>

In these two hours each jock will remember the greatest summerhits from
the offshore-days (1964-1989). Tune in and have fun !

Dont forget: Our Sumer-Competition is still running (till September, 30)

All details you will find here:

Our programm-schedule, frequencies and online streams:

...coming soon: A brandnew weekend-schedule with two more "BIG NAMES"
joining our team ... More details next week !
Cpt. Kord and the whole team
(via Radio Strike-Italy, July 26)  *I guess Gavar Armenia tx ?

ARMENIA/GERMANY   Shortwaveservice Newsletter 28. July 2017

Liebe Kurzwellen-Freundinnen und -freunde,
offenbar klappt das mit dem Sommer momentan so garnicht, viel Regen in
unseren Breiten. Also ideale Kurzwellenzeit.

Zwei Programmtipps haben wir fuer Euch.
Beide fuer den kommenden Sonntag, 30. Juli 2017.

Zwischen 10 und 11 Uhr mitteleuropaeischer Sommerzeit (0800-0900 UT) ist
wieder Zeit fuer "Radio. Menschen und Geschichten".
Zu hoeren auf 6045 kHz {via MBR Nauen} und 7310 kHz {via Kall}.

Ausgabe 19 hat u.a. folgende Themen parat:

Es um den wichtigsten Radiosender eines Landes, das eigentlich kein
eigenes Land ist ...
Daniel Kaehler berichtet ueber die Radioszene auf den Faeroeer-Inseln.

Das deutsche Programm von Radio Luxemburg wurde 60 Jahre alt.
Wir sprechen mit Helmer Litzke, der zu dem Anlass eine 4-stuendige
Sondersendung produziert hat und schauen auf die Geschichte des Senders

Wiederholt wird die Sendung um 1000 UTC auf 6005 kHz und um 1700 UT
auf 3985 kHz {via Kall}, sowie im Internet unter

Uebrigens: Die Ausstrahlung von Radio. Menschen & Geschichten ueber den
Sender Nauen endet mit Ende der Sommerzeit im Oktober 2017. Hintergrund
sind gestiegene Verbreitungskosten. Ausserdem ist in den letzten Monaten
das Feedback ueber die Kurzwellensendungen via Nauen massiv
zurueckgegangen, waehrend die Internetsendungen stark an Resonanz
zugenommen haben. Daher haben wir uns entschlossen, das Relais in Nauen
aus oekonomischen Gruenden nicht mehr zu nutzen.

Am gleichen Tag hat Radio Mi Amigo International wieder ein Sonderprogramm
zwischen 19 und 21 Uhr deutscher Sommerzeit (1700-1900 UT) auf 11845 kHz.
Die "Offshore Summer Beach Party" mit 100 kW aus Gavar Armenien fuer

Und: vom 29.07. bis 07.08.2017 sendet das Radio der Documenta 14 in Kassel
zu folgenden Zeiten:

1100-1200 UTC
1800-1900 UTC
2000-2200 UTC
auf 15560 kHz {aus Kall} fuer Hoerer ausserhalb Europas.

Schoenes Wochenende!

ARMENIA   Dear shortwave friends.
We have a special programming in english language for you on this Sunday:
Radio Mi Amigo International presents the "Offshore Summer Beach Party"
on July, 30 from 19-21 hr CEST (17-19 hr UTC) on 11845 kHz in the 25m
SW-band with a power of 100 kW coming from Gavar Armenia beamed towards

And from July, 29 until August, 07 Radio Documenta 14 broadcasts as
1100-1200 UTC
1800-1900 UTC
2000-2200 UTC
on 15560 kHz for listeners outside Europe.

Enjoy your Weekend. Best regards,
(Christian Milling-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

AUSTRIA   11880  Adventist World Radio - ORS Moosbrunn, at 2123-2130* UT
on July 21, man announcer with long English language religious talk. At
2127 UT, vocal selection interrupted by a female announcer with station ID
and closedown announcements. Another woman announcer with closing prayer
followed by trumpet music until carrier terminated. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 24)

BHUTAN   6035  BBS, at 1210-1223* UT on July 22. Announcer in vernacular;
usual short break for their unique indigenous instrumental music at
1215 UT; suddenly off; PBS Yunnan already off. BBS is not often heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

BOLIVIA   6024.98  Red Patria Nueva. Pgmming of various LA mx and canned
anmnts w/TCs and IDs after every other song. 0826 UT nice simple ID by M
"Escuchas Red Patria Nueva". Better than average and good this morning,
but still getting slop QRM from 6030 kHz. Armchair copy on ZY web rx.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

BRAZIL   5939.86  Voz Missionaria. Canned PT anmnts w/ment of Santa
Catalina by M at 0821 UT t/in. 0822 UT nice canned info promo ID by M
ending w/singing ID jingle, and more canned anmnts w/IDs and singing
jingles, TC, then tlk by M pgm host. Good signal w/5935 kHz WWCR QRM.
Couldn't get // 31mb as the band was totally unusable.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

BRAZIL   9630.008  Only few Brazilians propagate today towards Germany /
western Europe this Friday July 28. At 0501 UT heard
ZYE954  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida SP  <>

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

CANADA   Many thanks from Ian McFarland!
For a guy who just turned 80, Ian McFarland looks and sounds amazing -
Photos over on the

< homepage>

For the 50+ folks that sent their best wishes for this veteran of
World Band Radio, thank you, thank you and thank you.
(Colin Newell-Vic-CAN  VA7WWV, July 19, hcdx via
Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

CANADA   6070-, UT Sat July 15 at 0122 UT, check of CFRX, interview about
some show at York University, so is it still 'Geeks and Beats' as
previously on the CFRB programme shedule? I wouldn't think so, but finding
the website,


show topics, still new ones on podcast at least, are quite wide-ranging.
Unless someone can definitely tell me, will remain Unconfirmed
on DX/SWL/Media Programs.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

7850  CHU Ottawa, time signal stn annmt in French and English language,
exact time at 1437 UT on July 28, S=9+15dB or -61dBm signal strength in
Michigan US SDR remote post.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

6069.983  CFRX Toronto, English at 0425 UT, S=5-6 or -87dBm signal in
Edmonton Alb-CAN remote Perseus post, on July 28. Heavy QRM by 'far away
adjacent' RHC Bauta on 6060 kHz, latter in peaks 30 kHz wideband signal,
covers also both 6070 and 6050 kHz.

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

CANADA   Many thanks from RCI's Ian McFarland

"To all my SWL friends & colleagues, I can't tell you how much I
enjoyed reading all your birthday wishes & comments that Colin so
kindly collected & transcribed from all your e-mails.

For this old man it was a most enjoyable exercise in pure nostalgia.

Thank you all so very much!

There were lots of familiar names on those messages, and of course, to
be truthful, lots of names that weren't familiar after so many years.

Memory loss is, after all, one of the unfortunate drawbacks of getting
to the age that people refer to as "elderly"! I find it hard to
believe that I retired from RCI over a quarter century ago now,
mercifully, some years before its impending virtual destruction over
the next few years. I'm just grateful that I was at RCI during almost
25 years of RCI's heyday.

I'm also grateful for all the opportunities I had to travel to Europe,
the U.S. and other parts of Canada to attend a variety of SWL
gatherings and have the opportunity to talk with so many of my
listeners. I'm sure that over my years at RCI I met many times more
listeners than the rest of RCI staff and management combined.

Attending all those events, including the three ANARC conventions that
were hosted by RCI, gave me many useful insights into what our
listeners liked to hear about, and the determined efforts they made,
especially in the noisy interference ridden listening environment in
Europe, to tune in to my SWL Digest program.

I can't tell you how much that meant to me. Many thanks again for all
your wonderful birthday wishes & comments.
Cheers for now & Good Listening, everyone. Kind regards. Ian."
(via Colin Newell - Editor and creator of,
hcdx via dxld)

Colin, I meant to submit my birthday wishes to Ian, but it got past me
and it shouldn't have. I'll never forget my surprise when I found that
RCI's recorded schedule for blind users was done by Ian McFarland
himself. That was a treasure from a man who certainly had plenty on
his plate. Ian has much to be proud of.

To many listeners, he _was_Canada
(Rick Lewis, IRCA via dxld July 25)

IIRC, Ian was a supporter/promoter of the Handicapped Aid Program
(HAP); whatever became of that? (gh, dxld July 25)

I can forward any belated greetings. It's an honor living on the same
Island as a legend.
(Colin Newell - - VA7WWV - Victoria-BC, IRCA via dxld)

CHINA/IRAN    Unid station low on 1377 kHz.

This one noted on measured frequency 1376.9974 kHz.
Hello Came up stronger around 2235 UT. It was CNR1 Xingyang China
(Barry Davies-UK, mwoffsets July 24)

In remote SDR installations in Delhi and Qatar two MW signals heard,
at 2220-2245 UT on July 25

1376.9965 kHz - stronger CNR signal in Delhi India post,
// 4850 6000 6080 7230 7275 7290 kHz program.

1377.006 IRN probably Chabahar, Baluchestan, Persian language program.
Stronger signal in Doha Qatar ME target.

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

Re: Unid station low on 1377 kHz.
I don't hear much, but it doesn't sound like Chinese. I have 2000 and
2100 UT clips from that day and I have a strong carrier, which might be
R. Free Africa?

At least Xingyang-CHN is one hour already in daylight at 2230 UT in July.
On 170713 at 2100 UT Xingyang-CHN is on 1377.001 kHz.

Today on 1376.9975v kHz is Xizang RGD Chinese // 4820 kHz,
NOT // CNR1 4800 kHz. No sign of CNR1 on 1377 kHz at 2120 UT.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, mwoffsets July 25 / 26)


but which CNR1 to be heard in Delhi India remote post at 22 UT ???

Baiding Lhasa #602 tx 200 kW, or Xingyang City Henan #554 tx 600 kW ?
nead more check, also on time pips at 22.30 and CNR1 world news //
(wb  df5sx, mwoffsets via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 26)

CHINA  [and non]  11845, on July 15 at 1256 UT, Chinese song, 1300 UT
timesignal, CNR1 ID and theme. This is jamming India's only broadcast in
Chinese scheduled until 1315 UT on 11845 kHz; but CNR1 goes off, and no
AIR heard, rather residual Cuban pulse jamming against this long-
abandoned Radio Marti frequency. CNR1 was same as on 11785 kHz jamming VOA
Chinese via Philippines.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

Dear Glenn, - With reference to All India Radio in Chinese on 11845 kHz as
mentioned in dxld 17-29 , I would like to inform that this frequency is
now not used by AIR at that time. Only 15040 & 17705 kHz are used.
Their official sked listed in website is:
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, dxld July 22)

re China jamming on 11845 kHz.
yes correct, - AIR Chinese sce and AIR interval signal only heard on 15040
and 17705 kHz, not on 3rd channel 11845 kHz anymore.

CNR1 China mainland jamming TX switched on crash start fully
exact at 11.45:08 UT July 22,
powerful S=9+25dB strength even at remote New Delhi SDR site.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 22)

COLOMBIA   6010.103 varying slightly, on July 24 at 0419 UT, weak talk S9
but vs OK storm noise, and music splash from 6000 RHC, M&W alternating.
Listening closely, I realize that the W is in English and the M in
Spanish, so one is translating the other, presumably a sermon. Guess which
is the originator? From La Voz de tu Conciencia. Meanwhile there is
nothing circa 5910+ kHz from the other HJDH, Alcaravan Radio, which I have
not heard for some time beyond a sometimes JBA carrier.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 24)

6010.097  ... wandered up and down to x.094 kHz   La Voz de tu Conciencia
from Colombia, tiny S=5 at 0432 UT on July 28, observed in Alberta CAN
remote unit. Also adjacent a rather threshold poor level signal from
ZYE521 R. Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG Brazil on 6010.057 kHz.

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

CONGO  {COG}   6115  Radio Congo, Brazaville, at 1816-1835 UT on July 24,
French, comments. Very weak. 14321. Also heard at 1820-1829* UT
on July 25, French, comments. Clear signal today. 24322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

CONGO   6115, on July 14 at 0543 UT, VP signal with some talk, presumably
R. Congo nominally from *0500 UT, as it's rather too early, especially in
summer, for JOZ6 to be propagating from Japan, before 3 pm local. Don't
you believe the La Voz del Llano, Colombia, 6115 kHz listing still in
Aoki, long defunct.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

CUBA   But what happened in Cuba Quivican San Felipe TITAN transmission
center? - at 0400 UT heard loud and clear on the RHC fq
CRI Beijing Cantonese language program instead on both

odd 5999.9975 kHz and 9790.000 kHz too !

In 60mb RHC Bauta on 5040 kHz little stronger proper S=9+15dB, than lower
S=7-8 only signal of R Rebelde Bauta too on 5025 kHz, heard at 0437 UT on
July 28 in Alberta-CAN.

9535even  RHC Spanish from Bejucal at 0445 UT on July 28,
S=8 rather not strong today in Detroit Michigan remote unit. // 11840 kHz
S=6-7 from TITAN site near Quivican San Felipe.

17580.011  RHC Bauta in Spanish, poor and noisy S=5-6 backlobe signal into
Detroit-MI remote SDR installation. RHC ID stn theme at 1331 UT
on July 28. Nothing audiowise noted on scheduled 17730 kHz RHC channel.

15230  RHC Spanish TITAN from Quivican San Felipe site, backlobe signal of
Brazil-Argentina southerly target transmission. S=8 or -78dBm at 1338 UT
on July 28.

15369.991  RHC Bauta in Spanish, heard at 1343 UT on July 28, S=8-9 and
preferred welcomed 12.2 kHz wideband audio, history talk about Marti in
Guatemala ...

13740  CRI Beijing in English, via TITAN Quivican San Felipe relay site,
meant rather precisely at 305 degrees towards CA/Vancouver/WeCAN, but also
heard in Detroit-MI remote SDR at S=8 or -78dBm audio level.
At 1410 UT on July 28.

11760  Non-directional crossdipole antenna towards local Latin Central
America and the Antilles/Carrib. RHC Spanish Bauta at 1420 UT at S=7-8
or -83dBm level also heard in Michigan.

9535 and 9640 kHz, both RHC Spanish via former USSR R Moscow relay site at
Bejucal. Poor S=5 noted at Detroit-MI, 1430 UT on July 28.

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

CUBA   6145, on July 28 at 0131 UT, RHC English frequency is S=9+10dB of
dead air, so check the only other one, 6000 kHz:

VG S=9+20/30dB signal and VG modulation too but wait, it's not RHC
programming, rather China Radio International in English // 9580 kHz where
it is only supposed to be, and which BTW, is undermodulated by comparison.
It's also // 6020 kHz Cerrik Albania relay. Source soon becomes obvious
when the talk is about stock market activity including NYSE.

Things are REALLY messed up at RHC tonight. Obviously no one at studio or
sites is monitoring what is going into or out of the transmitters! So how
can they expect any listeners to do so? Shortly I check all the RHC
Spanish frequencies for further anomalies but they are all on correct
feed: 5040, 6060, 9535, 11670, 11760-overmod/distorted, 11830, 11840,
11850, 15230 kHz.

At 0200 UT, 6000 kHz goes into Chinese like // 9580 kHz. 6145 kHz is still
dead air of S=9+10dB. Ditto at next check 0222 UT. Next2 check at 0456 UT:
6000 kHz is now in Cantonese CRI // 9790 kHz, and 6145 kHz is STILL dead

At 0500 UT we finally get to hear RCI in English as the extra frequencies
have come on: 6060, 6100, and best 5040 kHz. Both 6000 & 6145 kHz are now
dead air. At 0548 UT I notice some hum on 6000 kHz, and at 0550 UT RHC
English modulation finally cuts on, while 6145 kHz remains dead air.
Enough for tonight!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 28)

ECUATORIAL GUINEA   6250  Radio Malabo, Malabo, at 0455-0545 UT on July
27, after being reported by several colleagues, heard in Reinante, Lugo,
Spanish, program "Panorama Nacional", "saludaremos a los que cumplen
anos", African songs. news and comments, id. "Radio Nacional", "Hoy es
jueves, nos acercamos al fin de semana", "Informamos para Radio Nacional",
"Si Vd. quiere viajar a la ciudad de Bata...", "Desde los estudios
centrales de Radio Malabo, en la ciudad de Malabo, "Companeros de la Radio
Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial..., saludos a nuestros oyentes", "Radio
Nacional, Radio Malabo en la onda corta, continuamos con Panaroma
nacional". Clear signal. 25322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

5005  RNGE, R. Bata, at 0513 & 0550 UT on July 27. Definite open carrier,
but unable to pull in any audio, which is usually the case here during my

6250  Radio Malabo, at 0502-0602 UT on July 27. Thanks to alert from
Brandon Jordan; not a music loop, but actual programming in Spanish;
started poor and improved up to almost fair, but heavy QRN (static); news
and comments; both IDs given together - "Radio Nacional, Radio Malabo";
0556 UT commercial announcement by child for "Banco Nacional."
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

6250 Malabo reactivated July 26 after 6+ years.
6250.000 kHz precise on-fq at 0650 UT on July 27.

Heard in remote SDR units Detroit-MI and Florida,
S=5-6 signal across the Atlantic Ocean this morning.

The skillful clever China engineers of BBEF Beijing are again on repair
and maintenance tour, like formerly in Zanzibar-Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mali
and other African countries, or Thazin Radio, Pyin U Lwin Myanmar.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

Still a great signal here in Tennessee USA. Hoping I can get them to QSL,
while I QSL'd Radio Bata and Radio Africa previously, I never got a QSL
for Radio Malabo which is considered a separate Radio Country in NASWA,
Equatorial Guinea - Fernando Poo. Still non-stop music till this post at
0002 UT on July 27.
(Brandon Jordan-TN-USA  KM4PBQ  <>  dxld July 27)

If it's any encouragement, Malabo was an easier QSL for me from the 1970's
whereas Bata's QSL (other than Radio Africa) has eluded me for several
years. For a test broadcast they should be forthcoming one would hope! ??

Vy nice catch! Have not hrd this for a long while!
Vy good signal into KiwiSDR receiver in Reykjavik Iceland with highlife
vocals from 2340 UT tune - SINPO 45544. Somebody must have fixed a xmtr as
this was (is?) a nominal 20 kW unit and is hrd much better than Bata's
nominal 50 kW. Nothing listed on
Maybe they fix their Bata xmtr as well??
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, dxld July 26)

Re: Radio Malabo 6250 kHz at 2323 UT on July 26.

Tnx for tips, quickly checked July 25 at 2351 UT to find very poor level
music on 6250 kHz, or slightly on the low side, S8 vs S7 noise level,
still going past 2403+ UT. If they stay on all night, should improve
considerably. Best time for it used to be around 0500-0600 UT after their

This old Malabo frequency, 6250 kHz, was last heard in May 2011 per DSWCI
DBS, but that appeared to be a mistake, as at that time Bonaire was
producing a leapfrog mixing product of 6080 over 6165 kHz another 85 kHz
higher on 6250 kHz during the NHK Spanish relay until 0527* UT.

6250, RNGE, March 17 at 0543 UT, Spanish talking about events the last few
years in Malabo. Fair with usual ute bursts on low side. dxld 11-12.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 26/27)

Tuned into this at 2245 UT on July 26 and heard back-to-back tracks from
Celine Dion up to the hour then canned ID in Spanish followed by an
African song. Then came a live announcement in Spanish, giving frequency
details, and continuous soukous and other African songs which were still
going when I tuned out at 00:20 UT. Reception was good via a remote web
SDR in Asferg, northern Denmark.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld July 27)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   6250  R. Malabo (pres.).
Perseus SDR (on DC) with 153 foot Delta Loop. While testing a new USB
cable to power the Perseus SDR with an XTPower power bank charger, was
shocked to find a strong signal here at 0001 UT w/African Pop mx. Nonstop
mx past 0045 UT. M in song at 0034 UT mentioned Malabo clearly several
times. Very glad to have it reactivated (if it is indeed Malabo) and hope
it stays on. So far Brandon Jordan in TN noted it first.

Presumed Radio Malabo, from Equatorial Guinea, Reactivated.
Was shocked to find a nice strong signal with African Pop music
from presumed Radio Malabo reactivated on 6250 kHz with this recording
at 0017 UT.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, July 27)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   Re: Log: Radio Malabo 6250 kHz at 1845 UT on July 26.

Ueberraschung auf 6250 kHz, da sind wohl wieder chinesische Techniker auf
Afrikatour. Talk in Spanisch, um 1902 UTC dann ID und weiter in
Lokalsprache. Um 1945 UTC gab's Nx in Franzoesisch. Das Signal ist recht
gut, nur leidet der Empfang unter dem innerkoreanischen Radiokrieg.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX July 26)

Toller Log Patrick! Malabo war frueher einer meiner Indikatorstationen.
Haette nie gedacht, dass die die KW wieder aktivieren. Der Sender lief bei
mir unter "tot und begraben". Freut mich, dass von dort wieder gesendet
wird. Wunder gibt es immer wieder ...
(Franz Suess-D, A-DX July 26)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   6249.995  on July 27 at 0314 UT, after originally
hearing it before 2400 UT, another check for reactivated after 6 years and
4 months, RNGE Malabo, and as expected by now over all-dark path, the
signal is much better, S9-S7, so I measure the frequency more accurately.
Nothing but African pop music heard past 0344 UT, altho others were
reporting some periodic IDs in Spanish and the same music repeating on a

My next2 check at 0610 UT: still audible, but now talk definitely in
Spanish, noticias, vs storm noise from TX Panhandle, and the NR on the R75
certainly helps (not the NB). Many more reports of it followed from Europe
and North America, one from South America, including still testing and
asking for reports the following evening; none seen yet from Africa, Asia
or Pacific.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 27)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   6250  Radio Malabo, Malabo, at 1857-2020 UT on July
27, African songs, at 1900 UT ID. "Radio Malabo", Spanish and Vernacular
comments, at 2005 UT general interest advertisements in Spanish, "Por una
Guinea mejor...". "Estimados oyentes, les informamos que en estos momentos
Radio Malabo esta transmitiendo ademas de en frecuencia modulada, en onda
corta en la banda de 48 metros, frecuencia de 6250 kilociclos por segundo,
para Guinea Ecuatorial y para todo el mundo, les rogamos reporten como
estan recibiendo a nuestra emisora". 25322 to 35433.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

Radio Malabo asking for reception reports.

Ave. 3 de Agosto 90, Ap 195. Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa.
Thats the address for "Radio television de guinea ecuatorial" (RTGFE)
in WRTH 2017.

Here in Reinante, Lugo, today July 28 at 0457-0540 UT, clear signal,
but a little more weak than yesterday. Program "Panorama Nacional",
male with Government advertisements of general interest for Equatorial
Guinean people "Por una Guinea mejor", ID. "Para Radio Nacional",
"Radio Malabo".

The recording is an interview with a correspondent, news and Government
advertisements for people, mentioned "Ministerio de Educacion".

Here in Reinante a little good signal than in your recording,
but not as good than yesterday.

Radio Bata on 5005 kHz also on air at 0511 UT but with very very weak
signal, barely audible. Greetings. Manuel...
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

Manuel, Glenn,
re Malabo 6250 kHz this July 28 morning, tiny signal string visible in
US/CAN remotes in 0350-0550 UT time slot. Listen to enclosed recording
made at 0537 UT on July 28 on the remote KiwiSDR station installation on
Tenerife Island off Morocco coast.

KiwiSDR worldwide URL  <>  selection

S=5-6 rather tiny and noisy. Nothing heard on the South Africa post of
ZR6AIC. The recording reveal a probably ?religious? interview in Spanish
language, not highlight African music anymore.

I guess the ALL NIGHT music TEST hours on 6250 kHz are over now.
73 wolfie df5sx
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   6250  on July 28 at 0130 UT, RNGE Malabo with African
pop music is poorly audible, peaking S=9+10dB combined with high noise
level, fades to S7. At 0222 UT a JBA carrier.

At 0459 UT better now and I confirm comparing to WWV 5000.000 that this is
also right on 6250.000 kHz. At 0551 UT, now Spanish talk, mostly announcer
monolog, with a few words caught: "una manana agradable", "en Malabo". At
0553 UT I also check the other RNGE, 5005 kHz Bata and find a JBA carrier
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 28)

GERMANY   15390.013  religious Athmeeya ya Yatra, on Tues in Tamang acc
Aoki Nagoya database list, via MBR Nauen Alliss unit, but on odd fq, never
noted before on this Alliss tx line ... or an older 100 kW substitute unit
was in use instead ?

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

GUINEA   9650  Radio Guinea, Conakry, at 1800-1820 UT on July 24, French,
id. "Radio Guinee, FM quatre vingt dix ..., Radio Guinee, 24 heures sur
24...", "Radio Gunee, emettant de Conakry". French, news, comments. 35433.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

INDONESIA   9525.95  VOI Cimanggis, at 1040 UT July 21. In English with
music program; 1056 UT in stilted Chinese; 1213 UT in Japanese.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

KOREA REP OF  {SOUTH}   Maintenance notice of KBS World Radio. The
reception condition of broadcasts toward South America will temporarily be
affected, due to maintenance work at Kimje Transmission Station.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your
patience. Period: from July 7, 2017 to November 30, 2017

0100-0300 9580 KIM 250 kW 81 deg SoAM Japanese/English KBS World Radio.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

"Affected" WTH does that mean?
Anything from off the air completely, to part of the time, to reduced
power, to different azimuth, or part of the time, or even partly
substituted by other relay sites? And is that all? Two hours a day
for 4+ months? But not any other transmissions, transmitters or antennas
involved? If so, why can't they do the maintenance at some other time when
would not be on air anyway?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

01-03 UT is main DAYLIGHT TIME localy, wb.

KUWAIT   Jetzt S=9 Signal im DRM mode, gehoert in Qatar und ganz West

1700-2000 13650 KBD 250 kW 350 deg to EUR/NoAM  Arabic GSce DRM, exAM.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21)

KUWAIT   Summer A-17 temporarily schedule of Radio Kuwait July 20

0500-0900 15515 KBD 250 kW 059 deg to EaAS   Arabic General Service
0800-1000  7250 KBD 250 kW non-dir to WeAS   Persian
1600-1800 15540 KBD 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS   Urdu
1700-2000 13650 KBD 250 kW 350 deg to EaNoAM Arabic GSce DRM,  exAM
1800-2100 15540 KBD 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR  English DRM mode, exAM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 20)

KUWAIT   15515 kHz R Kuwait Arabic in am mode.

15515kHz 0500-0900 UT towards Ce/EaAS, IRN, KAZ, TJK, weCHN, TWN, KOR/KRE,
JPN, at ITU zones 43,45 KBD 250kW 59degr 0 216 Ara KWT RKW MOI

15515 Radio Kuwait in Arabic towards Ce and East Asia,
noted July 24 at 0515 UT, Arabic nx read by male presenter,
Radio Kuwait ID "Ida'at Kuwait" in Arabic at 0517 UT.

S=8-9 signal in ME skip zone of Doha Qatar, and //
local mediumwave 540 kHz S=9+15dB, 1134 kHz S=9 strength too.

S=9+10dB signal strength in Delhi India at 0517 UT.
S=4-5 poor in Brisbane Queensland Australia at 0519 UT.
S=1-2 tiny on threshold in Hiroshima and Tokyo Japan.
S=9+15dB in Moscow Russia remote unit at 0521 UT.
S=9+15dB in central Italy Rimini, Bologna.
S=7-8 backlobe signal into Hungary Europe.
S=7-8 strength also here in southern Germany.
S=6-7 in central Belgium.
S=3 poor and tiny propagation into Liverpool western England.
S=5 in central Sweden.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 24)

MADAGASCAR   15150.005  Radio Tamazuj in Sudanese sce, S=6-7 weak and tiny
in Thailand at 1525 UT.

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

MEXICO   6184.996  XEPPM Mexico City D.F., Spanish S=7 or -80dBm signal
heard in Detroit Michigan-USA remote SDR post, female voice talk
at 0355 UT on July 28.

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

MEXICO    Radio Educacion XEPPM.

I have just published some photos of the antennas at R. Educacion for
their 6185 and 1060 kHz outlets. These come after a discussion I've been
having over the past week with my friend and fellow DXer, Magdiel Cruz in
Mexico. Magdiel visited the station in 2013 and took many excellent shots
of the txer, antennas and studios.

More details at:


And Magdiel's website is well worth checking out.

Hope this may be of interest to someone here.
XEPPM is the only remaining Mexican sw station on air.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, via SW TXsite yg July 24)

MOLDOVA  [PRIDNESTROVYE]   9900, on July 24 at 0113 UT algo very poor
talk. EiBi shows it must be TWR via [Radiotelecentr (PRTC) transmitter
Grigoriopol Maiac, wb.] "Moldova", 0045-0115 UT M-F in Hindi, to be
followed by another 15 minutes in different languages, "NE" on Mondays,
which probably means Nepali (other weekdays: Dzongka, Hindi, or Tibetan).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 24)

MOROCCO   Der alte LW Sender in Azilal/Ait Mihamed is so gut wie total
kaput. Auch der 300 Meter hohe Antennenmast is in einem schlechten

Es wurde nun beschlossen eine neue 800 kW AM/DRM (Simulcast) Anlage
einzurichten, eigentlich zwei 400 kW Sender.

In den kommenden Tagen wird bekannt gemacht, wer den Auftrag fuer den Bau
des Senders und die Reparatur der Antenne erhaelt.

Frequenz: 207 kHz. Programm: Al Idaa Al Watania.


Hinweis: wenn man in Nord-Afrika von den "kommenden Tagen" spricht,
heisst das meistens die kommenden Wochen oder sogar die kommenden Monate.
Also abwarten...
(Remy Friess-F, A-DX July 26)
delivery by Nautel-Canada or Ampegon-France/TransRadio-Berlin-Germany ?

MYANMAR   5985  Myanmar Radio Yangoon Yegu. Special coverage ...
of Myanmar vs Brunei national teams, in the U23 soccer games (under age
23), on July 21, at 1139 UT and still going at 1255 UT; seemed to perhaps
be a TV audio feed, as less than full spoken coverage.

On July 23, with live coverage of the Myanmar vs Australia U23 soccer
game; Thuwunna Stadium, these matches being held in Yangon;
heard at 1239 UT; fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 21 / 23)

NEW ZEALAND   11725.009  R NZi Rangitaiki the most and only real strong
signal in 25mb at this time slot, heard in Alberta-CAN. S=9+30dB.
Interview by two men, stocking rate, White House Spokesmen told
"Premium US Products delivery increase to NZL in near future ...",
Pres Trump stories ...
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

NEW ZEALAND   7425 on July 19 at 1035 UT, RNZI with interesting interview
about social awkwardness, guest with a North American accent; evidently
part of an evening magazine show, on to another topic at 1046 UT;
sufficiently good reception, as before the switch to NNW antenna
at 1059 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

NEW ZEALAND   7425, on July 27 at 1247 UT, RNZI obviously still on the
Pacific rather than PNG antenna as nominally switched to only at 11-13 UT;
consequently a good signal here when we normally must strain to hear it or
give up. RNZI still claims, "Bougainville/Papua New Guinea and Timor
Transmission 1100-1300 UT. From 1100-1300 UT our programme is directed to
the North Western Pacific and Asia", at


Dan Slevin is reviewing several films in 'At the Movies', including "Baby
Driver", with a bad ending; "Paris Can Wait", directed by 80-year-old
Eleanor Coppola. Includes lots of brief clips. 1254 UT wraps up with music
from Baby Driver, Dave Brubeck jazz from 1961y. 1255 UT YL with other
music fill; 1257 UT Adrian Sainsbury announces QSY to 6170 kHz, one tweet
of the Bellbird, off at 1258* UT and 6170 kHz on at *1259 UT, S=9+10dB to
S9, a bit weaker than 7425 kHz had been, S=9+20 to S=9+10dB.

RNZI sked shows nothing but 'RNZ News' for the full hour at midnight
Friday", so we have to go to the detailed RNZ National schedule at


for "Ramere 28 Hongoingoi 2017" which is Maori for Friday 28 July 2017
(kudos to them for coming up with their own original names while yet
accepting the CE calendar imposed by the Aryan invaders), showing the 'All
Night Programme' including "12:30 At the Movies with Simon Morris (RNZ)".
Not the name I heard, twice. Or was that the monicker of a filmaker?

Richard Langley noted the same on 7425 yesterday July 26: "Fair signal
indoors with just whip antenna on the Eton/Grundig Field BT this morning
at 1058 UT here in NB. NO BEAM CHANGE AT 1100 UT (and no announcement
about it nor IS)!"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 27)

NIGERIA   7255v  Voice of Nigeria, Ikorodu, at 1817-1826 UT on July 24,
English, news, comments. 34433.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

NIGERIA   VON Ikorodu, 7255v kHz - New SV imagery
(Ian, SW TXsites yg July 28)

OMAN   12015, on July 13 at 0054 UT, Qur'an at S1-S4, something I have not
noticed before. HFCC shows only thing at 22-02 UT is RSO, 100 kW at 220
degrees {towards Sahel zone, Ce and WeAF azimuth, wb.}. Aoki agrees except
315 degrees, which is more likely as that would be aimed USward. RSO makes
lots of wooden registrations, with only one transmitter, could also be on
9500 or 9650 kHz at this hour. Not to mention 15140 kHz, left on the air
far beyond 2200 UT as sometimes happens. Could be a convergence of luck:
solar flux unexpectedly bumped up to a hefty 90 yesterday, and axually
transmitting on this frequency! But not much else trans-Atlantically on
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260  NBC Madang, on July 14 at 1017 UT, with just open
carrier; by 1110 UT some faint audio; unusable. Thanks to Hiroyuki
Komatsubara (Japan), who today reported an extended broadcast here
at 1250 UT.

3275, NBC Southern Highlands[non-log]. July 14, continues silent.

3365, NBC Milne Bay[non-log]. July 14, continues silent.

7324.95, Wantok Radio Light[non-log]. On July 14, did one of my periodic
checks here at 0948 UT (before the *1000 UT sign on of CRI) and found
7325 kHz a clear frequency with no stations present.
Aoki now shows "7325" in red, with an "x" ("off the air").

3260, NBC Madang, anomaly on July 16, as not heard at usual checking of
0951 UT, 1026 & 1042 UT, but was on the air at tune in of 1158 UT till cut
off at 1230* UT; giving vote count, saying the number and then repeating
with individual digits (e.g. 816, then 8 1 6); poor. Madang come back on
the air later, as Hiroyuki Komatsubara today reports them on the air at
1340 UT, so perhaps anomaly due to some type of transmitter problem today?

3275, NBC Southern Highlands, at 0951, 1026 & 1042 UT, on July 16, heard a
decent level open carrier here that I believe was them; off the air by
1050 UT; never any audio.

3365, NBC Milne Bay [non-log]. July 16, continues silent.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld July 19)

PERU   5980, July 10, -2337v UT, R Chaski, Urubamba, better audio this
evening than usually, rather low modulation compared to f.ex. Pio XII and
Santa Cruz. After monitoring this several evenings it seems the c/d really
goes forward about 7-8 seconds a day. Seems to be pretty stable on
5980.008 kHz. Myanmar is very strong also after about 23 z on 5985 kHz
producing some splash here.

6173.8, July 5, -0203v UT, Radio Tawantinsuyo Cuzco. Better today than
usually, c/d around 0203v UT daily. Today ID at 0156 UT. A carrier and
some audio on 6185 kHz might be Mexico or what?
(Tarmo Kontro-FIN, SWB July 16 via dxld July 19)

SAUDI ARABIA   15225.019  BSKSA Riyadh in Arabic, S=9+15dB heard in
Eastern Thailand remote unit, 2 mens talk at 1515 UT on July 25.

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

SOUTH AFRICA   3345  Channel Africa - via SenTec Meyerton, at 0356-0418 UT
on July 18, music until station ID at 0400 UT followed by music fanfare
and a woman announcer mentioning "good morning" before launching into the
new sin English.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 24)

SPAIN   17855  Sunday July 23 at 1400 UT, REE is still missing for the
second day from its North American frequency, while 17715 kHz,
230 degrees to South America, is poorly audible.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 23)

SPAIN   at 1635 UT  ONLY  2  TXs ON AIR, at REE Noblejas, on July 23.
Symphonic music concert.
17715 kHz, S=9+15dB in Qatar and Liverpool remote sites,

15520 kHz, S=9+30dB in Liverpool and southern Germany,
latter heavy QRM of co-channel 15520.046 kHz odd fq of S=8 signal
from VoTurkey Emirler, at 1640 UT on July 23.

NOTHING on 15390 nor 17855 or 21620 kHz.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 23)

SWAZILAND   4775  TWR Manzini, Mpangela Ranch, at 0534-0547 UT on July 24,
English, religious comments. 15321.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

TAIWAN/VIETNAM   11570  Ludo's BRB FMO managed vailed Hmong language bcast
"Suab Xaa Zoo" Voice of Hope via Tamsui Taipei TWN relay site, noted at
1145 UT on July 27. S=6 signal noted in remote SDR post at Alberta Canada.
And underneath heard alarm sirene jamming from Vietnam security
organization too, latter noted on odd 11569.991 kHz frequency.

11600  Also S=6 signal across Alaska-Pacific path RTI English sce via
Paochung site, interview at 1155 UT on July 27. Hymn and stn ID
at 1158 UT, adress etc, fq. 11685 also advised ...

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

TANZANIA   [ZANZIBAR]  11735  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, Dole, at
1803-1815 UT on July 24, English, news, "The main points again, the end of
this bulletin", 1811 UT vernacular comments. 24322.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 27)

THAILAND   15590  Radio Thailand World Service, on July 16 at 0155-0200 UT
in Thai. SIO 444. Thai music, some jazz, M announcer with talk. Listed
target is NoAM. Off air at 0159 UT. Carrier gone by 0200 UT.
(Vince Henley-WA-USA, NASWA Flashsheet via dxld July 19)

0200 UT, is when the same(?) transmitter is supposed to change from 38 to
6 degree azimuth, i.e. from western to eastern North America, and stay on
for another sesquihour until 0330 UT, the first third in English. Maybe
you would have heard that if stayed tuned a bit longer. Or drastic LOS due
to beam change?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

15109.968  Across the Alaska / Arctic path, VoA Chinese via Udorn Thani
IBB BBG relay site, fluttery signal at 1332 UT in 13-14 UT slot.
S=6 signal into Detroit-MI remote SDR. And accompanied CNR1 jammer
on exact 15110 kHz from China mainland too.

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

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   13585  KBS World Radio - via Al Dhabayya relay
site, at 2016-2100* UT on July 19, Arabic language program with talk by a
man and woman announcers. Brief instrumental music segments but program
consisted mainly of talks. Music fanfare at 2058 UT followed by station ID
and closedown announcements over instrumental music which continued until
carrier terminated. Poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer July 24)

U.K.   60 kHz  Annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF Service

The annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe
maintenance of the masts and antennas, including greasing of the stays,
will take place between 14 and 31 August 2017.

The service will be off-air from:
08:00 to 19:00 BST [UTC+1hr] each day, including weekends.

If the weather is unsuitable for work to be carried out, then the service
will not be turned off. If the work is completed sooner than 19:00 BST on
any day, the service will be restored as soon as possible.

The MSF radio signal is a dedicated time broadcast that provides an
accurate and reliable source of UK civil time, based on the NPL time scale

Our thanks to Tony, G4CJC for the above information



(Harald Kuhl-D  DL1ABJ, AMSAT-UK/Southgate via BrDXC-UK ng July 25)

Annual Maintenance Shutdown of the MSF Service 14 - 31 August 2017

The annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe
maintenance of the masts and antennas, including greasing of the stays,
will take place between 14 and 31 August 2017.

The service will be off-air from:

08:00 to 19:00 BST [UTC+1hr] each day, including weekends. If the weather
is unsuitable for work to be carried out, then the service will not be
turned off. If the work is completed sooner than 19:00 BST on any day, the
service will be restored as soon as possible. The MSF radio signal is a
dedicated time broadcast that provides an accurate and reliable source of
UK civil time, based on the NPL time scale UTC(NPL).

This email was sent by:
National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11
0LW, United Kingdom.

MSF auf 60kHz wird wegen Wartungsarbeiten demnaechst wieder abgeschaltet.
Man koennte also waehrend dieser Zeit abends bis 1800 UT nach JJY auf
60 kHz Ausschau halten.
(Clemens DL4RAJ, A-DX July 26)

UK   11615  Babcock at 1536 UT with a loop of a man with "You are
listening to a test transmission" and occasionally adding "Please e-mail
your reception reports to <> " along with music
bridges of various genres and occasional Babcock signature tunes and off
at 1602 - Poor Jul 25 - I sent a reception report but have not heard back
from them but Ron Trotto has an e-mail QSL from them that mentions this is
via Woofferton.
(Mark Coady-Ont-CAN, ODXA yg via dxld July 25)

My reply came in this morning to my report on Babcock's 11615 test
transmission. Babcock have a fault with one of their 250 / 300 kW HF
transmitters at Woofferton and are using the tests to fault locate. They
mention that the tests will vary in length until they find the fault and
can fix it.
(Coady, July 26, ibid.)

USA   9824.997  WHRI from Cypress Creek SC  - French language program,
acc Aoki-Nagoya database, "La Voix Das Eaux Vivantes" on Fridays only.
0430-0600 UT on other days in English language instead. S=9+20dB proper
signal noted at 0510 UT in southern Germany.
10.6 kHz wideband excellent signal quality towards Europe azimuth.

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

USA   5129.8,  on July 13 at 0143 UT, WBCQ is very poor in summer noise
level, but I can tell it's Allan Weiner with a 'Worldwide' playback.

7490.05 meanwhile, this being UT Thursday July 13 at 0144 UT, is still
airing 'Hal Turner', who earlier in hour was gloating about someone
stringing an anti-Democratic banner across I-95 near Baltimore; and also
musing whether he would get enough financial support to continue his
revived show.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

7490, July 28 at 1228 UT, WWCR with an hour of 'Power', as YL successor
to Joyce reads something claiming that Venezuela is in the Southern
Hemisphere! Typical ignorance, without noticing or correcting.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 28)

7490even fq  WWCR Nashville TN, English Pastor sermon at 1440 UT
on July 28, heard in remote Detroit Michigan unit. Very conservative
calm form prayer noted. 11.6 kHz wideband audio signal.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

9369.985  WWRB  TOM BS English prayer, S=9+10dB or -62dBm signal noted in
Detroit-MI remote SDR unit. 12 kHz wideband audio heard at 1425 UT
on July 28.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

9474.976  WTWW produced a much distorted audio modulation on air
at 1428 UT July 28. S=9 or -74dBm.
English religious heavy guitar pop mx, ministry talk of Brother 
King David and bible message.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

9979.993  WWCR relay of TOM BS prayer at 1434 UT on July 28,
heard at S=8-9 signal level in Michigan remote unit.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews July 28)

USA   17775, on July 13 at 1915 UT, KVOH is still on late with song in
Spanish, presumably mandatory to be praiseworthy. Not too distorted this
time and not wobbly carrier.

17775, Friday July 14 at 2104 tune-in, KVOH is still on more than a bihour
past nominal 1900*. Maybe it depends on whether someone gets back from
lunch in time? Not sure if there is a pattern, but maybe tends to run
later on Fridays since they are off the air weekends. Strangely, sounds
like Pat Robertson talking in English, with alternate/consecutive
translation into Spanish, mentioning that it's the day after Trump
launched the Tomahawk missiles into Syria, i.e. several weeks ago. VG
signal level now but wobbling, and cut off abruptly at 2106* UT, still off
past 2116 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 19)

17775, on July 27 at 2025 UT, KVOH is still on in Thursday extension, with
music, presumably Spanish, S9 and wobbling. Their engineering staff must
be taking their sweet time to get the 'new' transmitter going. Reminder
that on Fridays only, they are allegedly back in English at 1900-2100 UT,
first quarter gospel music, rest huxterism, not even 'Wavescan'. Should
they also run overtime on Mondays, as is possible, 'Frecuencia al Dia' is
on the schedule at 2000 UT.
{... some lower side 17774.984 kHz recently ... wb.}
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld July 27)


Wolf's morning log 0300-0500 July 23

Only single Asmara Eritrea bcast on 7150 in 40 meter ham radio band.

Strike in Avlis Greece ?
Both ERT outlets were only EMPTY CARRIER on air this morning.
Checked in Qatar, Greece, Italy, southern Germany
and at Liverpool England remotes.

6040.017  TUR  TRT Emirler in Turkis, 0355 UT, July 23, nx at 0400
6089.999  ETH  R Amhara, S=7-8 in remote Doha Qatar SDR unit,
          HoA music, at 0402 UT similar signals on ETH 5950 6030 6110 kHz
7119.999  SOM  R Hargeysa typical local pupils singer group, 0403 UT
          S=8 in Doha Qatar unit, rather low modulated.
7150.019  ERI  Asmara program from Eritrea, not on 7175 kHz this morning,
          S=9+10dB in Doha Qatar at 0407 UT, rather East African
          local pop mx, young singer recording played.
7205even  SDN  Sudan R Omdurman, Arabic, S=9+10dB at 0409 UT,
          nx read on political conflict QAT / UAE-ARS-EGY-BAH.
7304.994  UAE  BBC London Persian sce via Al Dhabbaya, At 0410 UT July 23
          S=9+35dB powerhouse heard.
7444.997  AFS  BBC London En sce to AF via SenTec relay station Meyerton
          S=5-6 in Qatar remote stn. 0414 UT on July 23.
9355 - 9385 kHz strong OTHR signal visible, S=9+20dB in Doha Qatar, 0416
9410even  AUT  BBC London Arabic sce, via ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay
          sce, S=9+10dB in Qatar remote SDR. At 0417 UT phone-in from
          Cairo Egypt interview.
9420.005  GRC  Strike in Avlis ? ONLY CARRIER on air, no modulation
          at all, checked few time between 0345 and 0440 UT this morning
          S=9+20dB signal strength.
9935.004  GRC  Strike in Avlis ? ONLY CARRIER on air, no modulation
          at all, checked few time between 0345 and 0440 UT this morning
          S=9+20dB signal strength.
9490even  D   NHK Radio Japan Tokyo Japanese morning program to NE/ME
          via MBR Nauen site, reduced from 500 to 250 kW, S=9+30dB
          powerful signal at 0421 UT, radioplay and Happy laugh people,
          12 kHz wideband, excellent audio signal even via sat feed.
9550even  AUT  AWR Turkish sce via ORS Moosbrunn relay site in Austria,
          04.00 - 04.29.31 cut off midst on station ID. S=9+30dB signal
          noted in Doha Qatar, 11.4 kHz wideband audio visible on screen,
          Program end at 04.28:30, program ID til 04.29:30 UT, sudden-off.
9660.003  MDG  Vatican Radio in French to all-Africa, noted at 0435 UT
          via Talata Volonondry relay site, S=9+20dB heard at Qatar SDR.
          Many African catholic church news read in French language.

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


Einladung zum 12. KBS-Hoerertreffen in Berlin am 2. September 2017

Liebe Hoererfreundinnen und liebe Hoererfreunde,
anbei sende ich Euch die Einladung zum 12. KBS-Hoerertreffen
am 2. September 2017 in Berlin.

Leider hat sich die Kulturabteilung sehr viel Zeit mit der Bestaetigung
gelassen, so waren mehrere Nachfragen, telefonisch, mit E-Mails und einem
persoenlichen Vorbeischauen, noetig. Ich wuerde mich sehr ueber eine rege
Teilnahme freuen und wer nicht teilnehmen kann, der kann ja die Einladung
weiterleiten oder im Internet posten. Wer Fragen hat, der kann mir gerne

12. Hoerertreffen von KBS World Radio in Berlin.

Im Jahre 2017 soll es noch einmal ein KBS-Hoerertreffen in Berlin geben.
Grund und Ursache ist das zehnjaehrige Bestehen des KBS World Radio
Hoererclubs. Die Gruendung des Hoererclubs fand am 29. Maerz 2007, also
vor mehr als 10 Jahren in Berlin statt.

Das moechte ich zum Anlass nehmen und alle Hoerer von KBS World Radio
sowie Freunde von Korea einzuladen an diesem Hoerertreffen teilzunehmen.

Wir treffen uns am 2. September 2017 um 13 Uhr (Ortszeit CEST/MESZ).

Als Veranstaltungsort habe ich erneut das
Koreanische Kulturzentrum am
Leipziger Platz 3
10117 Berlin ausgesucht.

Viele Gruesse und beste 73 aus Berlin,
Andreas Muecklich   (July 24)

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