WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - October 8th, 2012 (BC-DX #1085)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ARMENIA/GERMANY/ROMANIA/USA   Brother Stair, 11800 kHz, 1530 UT, O=4:

Brother Stair mit seiner kraechzenden Stimme unverkennbar, aber in keiner
Liste um die Zeit. Woher kommt er denn? Vom Himmel hoch? Auf der Internet-
Seite
<www.overcomerministry.com>  steht sie drauf:

WWRB      3185 6 Pm-9Am Sun-Sat
WWCR      5890 1-6Am Daily
WBCQ      7490 8Pm-11Pm Daily
WWRB      9370 9Am-6Pm Sun-Sat
Europe    9460 14-15
Europe    9400 20-22
Africa    9830 19-20
WWCR      9980 10Am-4Pm Daily
MidEast  13810 14-16
WINB     13570 8-10 Am EST
WBCQ     15420 10 Am-Noon Saturday
Europe    7290 19-20
Europe     9655 14-16
MidEast  11800 14-18
(Bodo Kirtz-D, A-DX Oct 4)

13810 kommt 1 Std. aus M&B Nauen, gefolgt von 1 Std. M&B Wertachtal,
hier die Zonen 28, 29W, 38E, 39
28  Central & Eastern Eur
29  Baltics, USSR south of 60 deg North & west of 50 deg East
38  Libya, Egypt
39  Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon,
Israel, Jordan, Arabian Pen.

9460, 9655 und 9830{17580 im B-12 winter} kommen auch aus M&B Wertachtal
7290 kommt aus Rumaenien, der Rest kommt aus Yerevan Gavar in Armenien.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

BULGARIA   Closure of some mediumwave locations has been postphoned
to Jan 1st 2013.

Nach den Beobachtungen der letzten Tage, wurde von den 5 angekuendigten
MW-Sender-Abschaltungen am 30.9.2012 offensichtlich nur Radio Shumen auf
963 kHz auch tatsaechlich abgeschaltet. Zumindest konnte ich diesen Sender
nicht mehr hoeren, waehrend die beiden Horizont-Sender - wovon einer auch
das tuerkischsprachige Minderheiten Programm uebertraegt - noch hoerbar
sind.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX Oct 5)

The remaining outage closures have been postponed to 01 Jan 2013, see
<www.predavatel.com/bg/radio/>  (with each entry listing)

automatic translation from Bulgarian: "will be off until 01 Jan 2013".
RPS-4 Sofia 963 kHz - Dragoman, 40 kW.
42 54 25.50 N  22 55 33.55 E
<http://binged.it/PgyThV>

RPS-2 Kardzhali 963 kHz, 50 kW, (+ applications in Turkish language)
<www.predavatel.com/bg/radio/bnr_horizont>
41 36 14.17 N  25 22 24.38 E
<http://binged.it/T7LS0I>

RPS Varna Regional 774 kHz - m.Borovets, 75 kW, 2 masts.
<http://www.predavatel.com/bg/6/varna_radio_varna_bnr>
43 08 39.45 N  27 52 42.92 E
<http://binged.it/T7MuU7>

RPS-2 Stara Zagora Regional 873 kHz. -  s.Mogila,
60 kW, 2 masts, 165deg azimuth
<www.predavatel.com/bg/4/stara-zagora_radio_stara-zagora_bnr>
42 23 40.74 N  25 42 10.50 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/I1eJm>

RPS-2 Shumen 963 kHz- s.Tsarev Brod, 75 kW.
<www.predavatel.com/bg/6/shumen_radio_shumen_bnr>
43 20 33.78 N  27 01 33.12 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/Q4IVN>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

from the archive
BULGARIA    AM broadcasting (LW and MWs) from Bulgaria, updated:

Vakarel 5      261 VAK 075kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1
Vidin 1,not 2  576 VDN 400kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1,x1224,Nov.1 orDec.1
Petrich        747 PET 300kW 1600-2300 Radio Bulgaria till Feb.13
Salmanovo      747 SLM 010kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1+Turkish Minority
Varna 1        774 VRN 075kW  0300-0100 Radio Varna till Sep.30
Blagoevgrad    864 BLD 075kW 0300-2100 Radio Blagoevgrad, local prgr.
Samuil         864 SML 010kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1+Turkish Minority
Stara Zagora 2 873 STZ 060kW 0200-2400 R Stara Zagora+HS-2 till Sep.30
Shumen 2       963 SHM 075kW 0200-2400 Radio Shumen+HS-1 till Sep.30
Dragoman 4     963 DRA 040kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1 till Sep.30
Kardjali 2     963 KRL 050kW 0200-2400 Horizont HS-1+Turkish til Sep.30
Malko Tarnovo  963 MTN 005kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1 till Feb.29
Doulovo       1161 DLV 010kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1+Turkish Minority
Targovishte   1161 TRG 010kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1+Turkish Minority
Vidin 1       1224 VDN 300kW 0430-0630 R Bulgaria Mon-Fri till May 31
Vidin 1       1224 VDN 300kW 0400-0800 R Bulgaria Sat/Sun till May 31
Vidin 1       1224 VDN 300kW 1500-2200 R Bulgaria Daily   till May 31
Kardjali 1    1296 KRL 075kW 0300-2100 Hristo Botev HS-2 till Apr.30

From Nov.1 or Dec.1 in Bulgaria will operate 7 txs
with total power 590 kW.

Here are medium wave txs suspended two years ago from April 6, 2010:
Vidin 2        576 VDN 300kW 0300-2100 Hristo Botev HS-2
Pleven 1       594 PLV 250kW 0300-2100 Horizont HS-1
Stamboliyski   648 STB 030kW 0000-2400 Radio Plovdiv+HS-2
Kresna 2       702 KRN 040kW 0000-2400 Hristo Botev HS-2
Stolnik 2      828 SOF 050kW 0200-2400 Hristo Botev HS-2
Shumen 1       828 SHM 300kW 0300-2100 Hristo Botev HS-2
Kresna 1       963 KRN 040kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1
Varna 2       1143 VRN 040kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1
Stara Zagora1 1161 STZ 300kW 0300-2100 Horizont HS-1
Pleven 2      1296 PLV 030kW 0200-2400 Hristo Botev HS-2
Haskovo       1485 HAS 003kW 0000-2400 Hristo Botev HS-2
Suvorovo      1485 SUV 005kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1
Dobritch      1584 DOB 010kW 0000-2400 Horizont HS-1
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 1, 2012)

BULGARIA   9400  Oct 7 at 0002 UT, Mighty KBC from Netherlands is making
its special broadcast to North America as previously publicized,
inconveniently at the same time as WTWW-2 test on 9990 kHz, so I am tuning
back and forth and also encountering other interesting stuff on 31m. KBC
signal peaks at S=9+10dbm,  but sounds much weaker at first, barely
modulated? 0005 a bit better with music, 0006 announcement seems English,
very poor, more music; 0009 I recognize "Surfin' USA". 0022 announcement,
ID, KBC jingle. No better at 0027. At 0107 I give it a generous SINPO of
34433, and wonder what the slight QRM is from? HFCC: R. Liberty in Uighur
100 kW, 79 degrees via LITHUANIA at 0100-0200.

Why would KBC pick a frequency for a special already occupied by another
European?? I assume reception was better further east, altho not sure we
need another station to play classic rock to us on SW. I do recommend that
if they want to continue reaching North America, they need a better
transmitter site and frequency management to avoid any collisions.

During the first hour I compare 9400 to some other stations from Europe,
and found 9400 wanting: 9420, Greece is considerably stronger. 9700,
Romania in English is very good, and on 11965 good enough; 9685, Serbia is
stronger.

Altho KBC did not reveal transmitter site, the coverage map indicates from
SE Europe, and Wolfgang Bueschel is convinced it was Kostinbrod (Sofia),
what's left of SW capability from BULGARIA. Since it did not compare well
to neighboring Romania, Greece or Serbia, I have my doubts. Spaceline, the
program broker, is involved not only with Bulgaria but also with ARMENIA,
which from reception quality would be more like it. The only other
convenient Armenian signals to compare were on the next band up, 12060 and
12155 V. of Russia in Spanish, which at 0043 were also poor, much like
9400, but they are also beamed further south. Uplooked later in HFCC,
other ERVs I might have checked were 7270 and 12140; but presumably wooden
entries as neither in Aoki nor EiBi.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 7)

Re 9400 KBC. So perhaps the old Radio Bulgaria tx'ers did not meet such a
bad fate after all!

Signal is coming in at fair to good level in Whitehall, PA (home for the
weekend) on my newly-acquired Perseus receiver at 0036 UT. Sounds like
they are playing with the modulation levels a bit, but mod is good.
Playing some tunes I haven't heard in a while outside of my collection.
(Al Muick-PA-USA, dxld Oct 7)

It is weak with modulation in and out on 9400 at 00:43 UT presumed
Englissh with song.TX cutting on/off at times. Otherwise listenable with
little static.
(Noble-TN-USA, dxld Oct 7)

9400  "The Mighty KBC," carrier on at 2354 UT Oct 6, prgm opened 0000:30
UT with seagulls, mx, many anmts for test xmsn; prgm of rock mx, IDs, test
anmts, gave
URL                 <http://www.kbcradio.eu/>
and e-mail address  <themightykbc @ gmail.com>

Huge signal, but badly overmodulated until they cleared it up after a few
minutes, and still a little telco-ish. Listened on-and-off until 0200* UT.
E-mail from them confirms that xmtr site was Bulgaria. [Sofia Kostinbrod]
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer Oct 7)

Might KBC QSL.
The Mighty KBC, 9400, e-QSL for Oct 7 at 0000-0200 UT test to North America
in about an hour from Eric van Willegen at
<themightykbc @ gmail.com>

He remembered me from the 6255 broadcasts in 2007 via Sitkunai and adds,
"The broadcasts from Lithuania were great and mostly indeed rocking over
the ocean ... all the way to South America. We still are getting reactions
and comments about the Wolfman Jack shows we aired as well in that period.
Than we switched to 1395AM ... we also aired the Wolfman on 1395AM ...
funny thing was that the youngsters had no idea and sent letters for the
Wolfman ... so we had to explain it to them.

We are now using Wertachtal with a non directional antenna for 6095 ...
sometimes if conditions are OK we hit Japan or some other countries in
that direction. Also the time for the USA with our daily schedule is not
good for the USA. 9400 was from Bulgaria, it is possible that we will also
test from Germany."
(John Herkimer-NY-USA, DXplorer Oct 7)

CHINA   Chinese Radar on 7 MHz. 7152.0 and 7155.0 - Chinese OTH Radar
66.66 sps, 10 kHz wide, 11.7 sec bursts, very strong in Germany - S9 and
more. Also observed by HB9CET (same measurement results!)
(73 de Wolf DK2OM, - INTRUDERALERT mailing list, Oct 4)

60 dB over S9 here, and measured bandwidth 40 kHz.
(John VK4TJ, QG52XI, - INTRUDERALERT mailing list, Oct 4)

FRANCE   RT Algerienne in Arabic HQ sce, again shortwave from Oct 1

0400-0500  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF confirmed Oct 2, 55544
0500-0600  7295 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF confirmed Oct 2, 45444
0500-0600  9535 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF confirmed Oct 2, 55544
0600-0700  9535 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF confirmed Oct 2, 45544
1800-1900 13820 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF
1900-2000 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF
1900-2000 13820 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF
2000-2100  9375 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF
2000-2100 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF
2100-2200  7495 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF confirmed Oct.1, 55544
2100-2200  9375 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF confirmed Oct.1, 45444
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

Re: TDA/RTA via Issoudun France. 9535 kHz this morning Oct 2, but not
heard on alternate 11985 kHz.

[later]  13820  Yes on air now at 1802 UT. This morning heard 9535 kHz at
6-7 UT, and now 13820 kHz S=8+10dB in many European remote installations.
Carrier til 1803 UT, then HQ from 1804 UT.

TDA/RTA Radio Algerienne Holy Qur'an. And at 2000 UT both 9375 and 11775
kHz on S=9+10 ... +20dB level on the side- / backlobe from Issoudun site.

Yes, Algeria contract with TDF started again, heard yesterday and today,
also by Glenn Hauser in Oklahoma USA.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

Is Algeria relay on this evening?
11775  RTA via Issoudun came on air at *1859 UT, listened until 1908 UT.
Arabic talk by OM, followed by chant, possible Koran ?  Poor, sounds like
there are already two or three other weak stations on this frequency so it
is a bit of a mess. But, to be fair, not actually targetted to Southern
Africa. Jo'burg sunset at 1608 UT Oct 2.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxöd Oct 2)

FRANCE to ALGERIA/SAHEL zone   9535 kHz at 0527 and 7295 at 0534 UT,
RTA relays via FRANCE are both on and modulating tonight.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 6)

1800-2000 13820 ISS 500 kW  162 deg to CeEaAF, confirmed Oct. 2, 55555

Yes, RTA also heard again on Oct 6th, when checked from 1800 UT. Symphonic
orchestra concert heard and interspersed by female annmt in Maghreb
Arabic, this symphonic program lasted til 1831 UT. Newscast from 1831 UT.

Very tiny weak Spanish program underneath from North America.

RTA via Issoudun at 1900-2000 UT Oct 6, fair signal on 13820 in short skip
zone up to 1000 km - and I guess powerful in Algeria and CeAF target.

And poor on // 11775 kHz, which suffers here in Europe by co-channel CRI
German sce til 1957 UT, but will be on clean channel til 21 UT then.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 6)

GERMANY   6070  New TX of RADIO TRAX from Rohrbach Waal, Germany.
Official opening and music requests. / Stations Eroeffnung und
Musikwuensche.

Hello friends,
our official launch is planned for
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 09:00 am CEST / 07:00 am UTC.

Our tests with the new output amp passed very promisingly, even though we
only tested at 25 % of the final power up to now.

At the moment we are working on the output amp, we hope to finish by next
weekend (6th / 7th Oktober) so we can perform further tests with high
power. At the moment only the driver is running with approx. 75 Watts.

News can, as always, be found at  <www.radio6150.de>
After the re-naming it will be forwarded to the new homepage.

Regarding the launch:

Especially on October 21st you can request songs for the launch programs.

Please...
a) send them to <info @ radiotrax.de>
b) mention "Request" in the subject of your mail.

We will keep you up to date!

P.S. Please understand, that at the moment we are so busy working on the
start of our new station, that we can't answer reception reports; thanks!

- - -

Hallo Freunde,
unser offizieller Programmstart ist fuer

Sonntag, den 21. Oktober 2012, 9 Uhr MESZ / 7 Uhr UTC geplant.

Die Tests mit der neuen Endstufe sind sehr viel versprechend gelaufen,
auch wenn wir bisher nur etwa 25% der endgueltigen Leistung fahren
konnten. Im Augenblick wird an der Endstufe gearbeitet; wir hoffen zum
Wochenende (6./7.10.2012) wieder Tests mit hoher Leistung durchfuehren zu
koennen. Im Augenblick laeuft nur der Treiber mit ca. 75 Watt.

Aktuelles, wie immer, auf: <www.radio6150.de> !
Nach der Umbenennung erfolgt eine automatische Weiterleitung auf die neue
Homepage.

Zum Programmstart:
Speziell fuer den 21. Oktober habt ihr die Moeglichkeit, fuer die
Eroeffnungs-Programme Musikwuensche anzumelden.

Bitte sendet diese unbedingt:
a) an diese Adresse:  <info @ radiotrax.de>*
und
b) in der Betreff-Zeile 'Request' angeben!

Wir halten Euch auf dem Laufenden.

P.S. Wir bitten um Verstaendnis, dass wir momentan mit den Vorbereitungen
so beschaeftigt sind, dass wir gegenwaertig keine Empfangsberichte
bestaetigen koennen; danke!
( <qsl @ radio6150.de> via Joachim Thiel-D, A-DX Oct 4)

GREECE   Surprise, today October 5 I heard Voice of Greece in Greek:
0530 UT on 9420 (35543), 11645 (35443) and 15630 (55444).
Maybe it will resume 24 hours broadcasting.

Additional two hours of ERT-3 Radiophonikos Stathmos Makedonias in Greek
on Oct 5:
1200-1400 on  9935 (45544)

Additional two hours of ERA-5 Voice of Greece in Greek on Oct 5:
1200-1400 on 15650 (45444)
1200-1400 on  9420 (55544)

All three frequencies 9420, 11645 and 15630 kHz of ERA-5 Voice of Greece
on Sunday Oct 7 s/off at 0650 UT: Monitored around 0643: 9420 and 15630 in
Greek and surprise 11645 in Polish, maybe Radio Filia relay.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5/7)

9420  Oct 6 at 0528 UT, V of Greece remains reactive for a second day,
very good signal. I'm looking forward to 24 hours later on UT Sunday when
they traditionally aired a Greek Orthodox service, violating separation of
church and state, but oh, the music.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 6)

On Oct 6th at 0240 UT heard Voice of Greece on 7475 kHz S=9+15dB signal,
9420 kHz S=9+30dB signal here in Germany.

7475 left the air approx. 0255 UT,

9420 left the air for short periode around 0258-0300 UT, but latter came
back on air at 0300 UT with different antenna azimuth, decreased signal
here in Germany then.

But NO TRACE of 3rd channel, at least no propagation at my post.

Nothing heard on 11645 and 15630 kHz either, but on 15650 kHz noted US
Radio Liberty Uzbek sce from Udorn Thani Thailand just above threshold.

[later]  When checked VoGreece Avlis again at 0355 UT Oct 6th, heard 11645
kHz joined on air, proper signal seemingly via 002 degrees antenna?
S=9+25dB powerful.

9420 on S=9+5 dB level, seemingly via 285 degrees azimuth towards central
America ?

Nothing heard on 7450, 7475, 9935, 12105, 15630, 15650 kHz.

Once again heard in 1300-1400 UT slot Oct 6th, both noted Voice of Greece
9420 and 15650 kHz in Greek, and ERT-3 Radiophonikos Stathmos Makedonias
on 9935 kHz, which is always a little weaker than 9420 kHz.

At 1930 UT Oct 6 ERT-3 Radiophonikos Stathmos Makedonias on 7450 kHz. And
on 9420 kHz powerhouse Voice of Greek, and also // fair signal on 15630
kHz.

Voice of Greece at 23-24 UT Oct 6 only on 9420 kHz.

From 0100-0200 UT Oct 7 noted 7475 kHz again at 0121 UT, after break at
0000-0050 UT. S=9+20dB strength, seemingly at 285 degrees azimuth.

// 9420 kHz to North Europe and North America, North Atlantic at 323 degr,
latter but noted at 0-1 UT slot, as like single only ! frequency from
Avlis at this time.

Voice of Greece on 9420 and 15650 kHz started at 11.55:35 UT on Oct 7.

On 9935 kHz only empty carrier at S=8 level heard from 1155 UT,
but ERT-3 Radiophonikos Stathmos Makedonias program audio switched in
much later at 12.29:55 UT !!.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5/6/7)

9420  UT Sunday Oct 7 at 0458 UT, VOG's reëxpanded span is still on in
former silent period; recheck at 0534 UT finds the much-anticipated Greek
Orthodox Sunday singing service in progress, lasting past 0618 UT. A nice
contrast to the 0530 UT VatLat mass on even stronger 9645 kHz, battle of
the sects.

15650  Oct 7 at 1311 UT poor with Greek music, in another extension on the
air before previous *1355 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 7)

INDIA   [KASHMIR]  4660  AIR Leh, at 1500 UT on Sep 26, observed on this
frequency instead of scheduled 4760 kHz. Still here at 0140 UT Sep 27.
Schedule is 0128-0430 and 1130-1630 UT. When music is played, it is clear,
but when announcer speaks, it is not clear (like low modulation).
(Jose Jacob-IND, dswci DXW Oct 3)

4660  AIR Leh observed on 4660 kHz instead of scheduled 4760 at 1500 UT on
26th Sept 2012. This morning also noted on 4660 during 0140 check in.

AIR Leh noted on 4660.3 kHz today 27 Sept also instead of 4760 kHz.
Schedule is 0128-0430 and 1130-1630 UT. When music is played its clear but
when announcer speaks its not clear (like low modulation).
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia Sept 27)

I was listening too at 1330 UT, and AIR Leh is still on 4660 kHz but only
detecting the carrier.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, to Ron Howard, dxld Sept 29)

INDONESIA   4749.95  RRI Makassar, at 1105-1115 UT on Tue Sept 20, Bahasa
Indonesia comments, signal is threshold. (Bolland)

Also heard at 1302-1332 UT on Sept 18, last week's Kang Guru Indonesia
programming in English was preempted by special coverage of a political
event, but this Tu Kevin and Ana were back again with KGI, poor with
Bangladesh Betar QRM. Friendly e-mail from Ana who is just back from a
"long Idul Fitri break".

Contact info:
Rahma Diana Sari (Ana)
ELT Media & Communications Co-ordinator
Kang Guru Indonesia
P.O.Box 3095
Denpasar 80030, Bali
Indonesia

E-mail: <rsari @ ialf.edu>   Website: <http://www.kangguru.org/>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dswci DXW Oct 3)

INDONESIA   WONDERFUL Voice of INDONESIA QUIZ WINNERS 2012.

Actually it was the biggest possible surprise to me, because the winners
had already been declared, but Tarek and I got included as runners-up,
because the Chinese and Frenchman couldn't go! So we heard about it 9 days
before travelling!

The trip was very nice, although the schedule was tight and the
transportation took a lot of time. Also three places: Jakarta, Bandung and
Bali were covered in 6 days and that was one too much. Anyway, a lot of
interesting stuff to see, but as they said this was a familiarization trip
and for holidays we can come back later!

In RRI building we spent one day, meeting the President Director of RRI,
Mrs. Niken Widiastuti and Director of VOI, Mr. Kabul Budiono. All persons
we met were very friendly and it was very easy to communicate with them.

As for DX, no need talk about it, because I managed to do three Perseus
recordings: The links are below. There was no time for proper antenna
setup, but please check them and hopefully we can find some unlisted
stations. I wish anyone travelling to interesting places would bring such
a souvenir for other DXers! To make the recording in Jakarta on the top
floor of the hotel took half an hour. So time is not the problem; what it
is as we don't see much travel recordings?

<http://realmonitor.com/INS_Jakarta_120911_1500_short.wav>
<http://realmonitor.com/INS_Bali_120915_1600_short.wav>
<http://realmonitor.com/INS_Bali_120915_1500_short.wav>

This was a nice place:
<http://www.angklung-udjo.co.id/>

The whole audience made a concert according to instructions and it sounded
good. Two hours passed too quick. At the end dancing with the children.

Also Sari Ater natural hot spring felt good. The water was really hot.
First massage.
<http://www.sariater-
hotel.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=56>
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, Arctic Radio Club mv-eko 1 Oct via dxld)

ISRAEL   KOL Israel in Persian now on ISR and IRN wintertime. Noted 1000
Hertz tone opening procedure from at least my tune-in 1452 til 1456 UT,
then into KOL interval signal started, which heard til 1500 UT on both
S=9+20dB strong, 13850v and 15760 kHz on Oct 7.

Measured Oct 7 on 15760 even and odd 13850.105 kHz and a nearby Persian
BUBBLE type jamming on 13850.895 kHz.

15850  Galei Zahal army broadcaster strong signal at same time, but
suffered the whole day by 'scratching' audio feed on shortwave from phone
line or sattelite feed?.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 7)

JAPAN   THOMSON TRANSMITTERS SELECTED FOR YAMATA STATION.
Thomson Broadcast has announced that Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
recently placed an order for its shortwave transmitters for the
international broadcasting service of Japan. According to the release,
four 300 kW Thomson TSW 2300D transmitters will be installed at the Yamata
transmission facility, with the first coming online in March 2013.

Project integrator HiKE will install the new TSW 2300D transmitters at the
Yamata transmitting station, replacing existing transmitters. During the
project evaluation phase, Thomson Broadcast worked with HiKE and Yamata
station operators to meet the challenging specification, with its exacting
service and maintenance targets.

"Thomson Broadcast transmitters were chosen for this important update of
the Yamata station because of their energy efficiency and reliability, as
well as the flexible approach the company took to meet the customer's
requirements," said Satoru Nakamura, general manager of Hitachi Kokusai
Electric.

The Thomson TSW line of transmitters, which features interfaces for remote
and automated operation, extends from 50 kW to 500 kW. The line also
supports digital transmission with DRM.
(Press Release via Radio World, via Oct ARDXC News, direct and via dxld)

KOREA Rep of   5857.5  Korea Meteorological Station, Sept 11 at 1204-1253
UT in Korean (1204-1212), English (1212-1224), Japanese (1224-1237) and
Chinese (1237-1253 UT). SIO 443. Weather news.
(Syohei Tokuizumi-JPN, Oct JSWC DXNews via Monferini,playdxyg via dxld)

MADAGASCAR   {to Zimbabwe}  Radio Voice of The People hat folgenden
Sendeplan:
0400-0500  9870  50 kW 265 degr Englisch/Shona/Ndebele
0600-0800 15115 250 kW 265 degr Sa/Su Englisch/Shona/Ndebele
                                (not Radio Voice of The People)
1600-1630  9445  50 kW 265 degr Englisch/Shona/Ndebele
1800-1900  7330  50 kW, Sa/Su 250 kW, 265 degr Englisch/Shona/Ndebele
(Ivo Ivanov 18 Sept 2012; via ntt by Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D)

MADAGASCAR   [to TIBET CHINA]  Frequency change for Voice of Tibet in
Tibetan from Oct 3:
1530-1600 NF15485 MDC 250 kW 45 deg to CeAS, ex15500*
* to avoid strong QRM WYFR Gujarati on 15495 kHz and Bangladesh Betar
on 15505 kHz.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 4)

MALI   5995.003  ORTM Bamako logged playing pop songs at 0540-0550 UT Oct
2nd, S=6 signal though, but UNDERMODULATED audio.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

MOROCCO   9579.140  MRC Nador on shortwave. Approx. 12 days in row Nador
SW outlets are faulty frequency and signal strength now.

Today at 1150 UT Oct 3rd seemingly a lower level reserve unit on that odd
frequency is on air?

At same time also OFF AIR the Near East transmission outlet unit on
approx. 15349v kHz. {Same on Oct 7: 15349v off air, 9579.139 S=9+15dB on
air 1515 UT}

Maybe some refurbishing work with alternate tx units is underway at the
installation?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3/7)

PERU   5921.26t. Radio Bethel, Arequipa, 2320 to 2355 UT, seemingly the
OA, thanks Pedro F. Arrunátegui.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Oct 6)

RUSSIA   24001 kHz  African French, hrd from tune in at 1642 UT to fade
out 1650 UT professional presentation, w/ music beds etc, clear audio, no
distortion, nx about Algeria, very sudden fade out.

Can't make the maths work on this one, presumably a mixing product.
Vietnam has French on 12000 kHz but can't imagine a 24 MHz path at this
hour.
(Tim Bucknall-UK, harmonics Oct 5)

But 24 MHz harmonics path from Moscow to Albion will be wide open
at 16 UT. Compare content with this schedule.
73 wolfy df5sx

VoRussia French, they started in April in A-12 season:

          summer Sep/Oct
1600-1800   9745  9745 Kruchina Chita 500 All AF
1600-1800   9900  9900 Gavar-ARM 500 All AF
1600-2100  11635 11635 Grigoriopol-MDA 500 All AF
1600-2100  12000 12000 Moscow 250 EUR
1700-1900  11610 11610 Moscow 250 All AF ex12030
1700-1900  12030 12030 Moscow 250 EUR
1800-1900   9880  9880 Kaliningrad 15 EUR 1st ch stream MIDI format DRM
1800-2000  12050 12050 Saint Petersburg 200 EUR, All AF
1800-2000  15465 15465 Moscow 250 EUR, All AF
1900-2100    558   558 Monte Ceneri-Cima-SUI 200 EUR
1900-2100   1323  1323 Wachenbrunn-GER 1000 EUR
2000-2100   6155  6155 Kaliningrad 15 EUR 2nd ch stream MIDI format DRM
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 5)

RUSSIA   1044 MW, Kurkino, Moscow. R Liberty (Russian branch of RFE) will
stop broadcasting from Nov 10, 2012, according to RFE/RL President Steven
Korn in R Liberty on Sep 24: It is connected to requirements of new
edition of the Russian law on Mass-Media. We shall continue to broadcast
on short waves; besides the- materials of R Liberty will be accessible on
various digital platforms, including satellite HotBird. Henceforth our
future is the Web Site "Liberty", we will stay with you in social networks
and on mobile devices. We shall continue to work in various formats -
video, audio and text - and on various platforms, we shall offer to
listeners our podcasts, and, certainly, the live service- in the
Internet." All journalists have been invited to the management of station
and offered to write the application for a leaving job at own will in
exchange for indemnifications for some months. (Kolchanov)
The Russian section recently has got a new chief, Elena Glushkova, who has
confirmed the closure.
(Mezin-RUS, Mujunen-FIN, and Titarev-RUS; dswci DXW Oct 3)

1044 kHz antenna ist 65 m in height.

<http://binged.it/SVUPKV>

<http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=55&with_photo_id=72127525&or
der=date_desc&user=6702861>

SINGAPORE/UAE   DW CHINESE SW RADIO WILL BE CANCELLED.

Deutsche Welle will eliminate its shortwave broadcasts, and thus in all
likelihood linear radio programmes altogether, for China. This apparently
emerged on Tuesday from some newswire that is not online. But a reaction
from the umbrella organization of culture institutions in Germany is:
<http://www.kulturrat.de/detail.php?detail=2395&rubrik=2>

A B12 draft still shows frequencies for DW Chinese (1300-1330 9610 /
Kranji, 1300-1400 11600 / Kranji and 13700 / Dhabbaya). But of course they
could still be cancelled if the decision is to be implemented at short
notice.

Glenn Hauser just wondered about DW Chinese not being jammed: In recent
years this service was indeed under fire for an allegedly friendly stance
towards the Chicoms. This led to the firing of the editor in chief; some
individual editors claim that they had to go for this reason as well, and
critics believe that the new head of the service has been chosen for her
right political position, not her knowledge of China (allegedly she is not
even able to communicate in Mandarin).

But I think the explanation for DW being left alone is more simple: I
guess the jamming command considers DW as being of little relevance.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Oct 3)

TAIWAN   9955  Special single hour broadcasts direct from RTI German
service
Tainan at Taiwan isle, 17-18 UT. Now totally disturbed on lower side, DRM
AIR from adjacent 9950 kHz started broadband DRM noise at 1743 UT.
S=9+10dB. RTI German live call phone in programm, noted also listener call
from Sweden.

ON air 17-18 UT, 9955 kHz Tainan Taiwan.
Mittwoch, 3. Oktober
Freitag,  5. Oktober
Samstag,  6. Oktober
Sonntag,  7. Oktober
Mittwoch,10. Oktober
Freitag, 12. Oktober
Samstag, 13. Oktober
Sonntag, 14. Oktober

On Oct 3rd Live-Call-in program, phone in operator Chui Bihui and Eva
Triendl, noted Oct 3 17-18 UT, S=9+15dB here in Germany. End of German
language transmission at 18.00:06, and TX off at 18.00:22 UT. From Oct 5
til 14 the usual German sce program transmission will be aired.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 3)

Am 03.10. gibt es eine spezielle Live-Call-in Sendung. Wozu eine
kostenfreie Telefonnummer geschaltet wird. An den anderen Tagen wird das
regulaere Programm ausgestrahlt.

Quelle:
<http://german.rti.org.tw/Content/WhatsNewSingle.aspx?ContentID=151861>
(Jan Balzer-D, A-DX Sept 21)

TAIWAN/USA   Revised schedule of FSI (YFR Family Radio Internat)
via RTI Taiwan for B-12 winter season.

  kHz   kW     UTC    Hours Languages         Remark
11520  100  1100-1200   1   Tagalog           Will Continue
 9280  100  1100-1300   2   Mandarin          Will Continue
 6240  100  1100-1300   2   Mandarin          Will Continue
 6220  100  1100-1200   1   Burmese           Will Continue
 7540  100  1300-1400   1   Vietnamese        Will Continue

 9280  100  2100-2400   3   Mandarin          drop on Oct 28

 1557  300  0000-0300   3   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
 1557  300  0800-2400  16   Mandarin/English  stop on Nov 12
11565  100  0900-1000   1   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
11895  100  0800-0900   1   Korean            stop on Nov 12
 9545  100  0900-1100   2   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
 9920  100  1000-1100   1   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
11535  100  1200-1300   1   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
11570  100  1200-1300   1   Burmese           stop on Nov 12
11540  100  1300-1500   2   English           stop on Nov 12
11550  100  1500-1600   1   Hindi             stop on Nov 12
 9540  100  2300-2400   1   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
11865  250  0000-0100   1   Indonesian        stop on Nov 12
 9465  250  0900-1100   2   English           stop on Nov 12
 9450  250  1000-1100   1   Vietnamese        stop on Nov 12
11915  250  1100-1200   1   Indonesia         stop on Nov 12
 9940  250  1300-1400   1   Vietnamese        stop on Nov 12
11630  100  0000-0100   1   Vietnamese        stop on Nov 12
 7460  100  1200-1300   1   Vietnamese        stop on Nov 12
 6240  100  1300-1600   3   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
 9280  100  1300-1600   3   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
 6215  100  2200-2400   2   Mandarin          stop on Nov 12
(Brenda Constantino-FL-USA  WYFR Okeechobee, dxld Oct 4)

Transformed from xls, with spelling correxions by gh. So that leaves a
total of 7 hours per day, presumably same for RTI exchange via WYFR.
Previous schedule no longer included any of the times when English has
been running, 0200, 0300 or 0500 UT. People should be pressing RTI about
what is really going to happen! (Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 4)

UNIDENTIFIED   {to Kurdistan von unbekanntem Standort}
Wesentliche Aenderungen gab es in den ersten Septembertagen bei der
bisherigen Denge Mezopotamya ("Stimme Mesopotamiens"), einem kurdischen
Hoerfunkprogramm von den Betreibern des Anfang 2012 abgeschalteten Roj TV.
Es wurde nach etwa einer Woche Sendepause am 7. September durch ein neues
Angebot unter dem Namen "Denge Kurdistan" ersetzt. Als dessen Veranstalter
tritt jetzt Newroz TV mit seinem Buero in Nacka bei Stockholm auf, das
auch eine entsprechende Ankuendigung veroeffentlichte.

Die dazugehoerige Internetadresse denge-kurdistan.com wurde in der von Roj
TV her bekannten Weise registriert. Auch der dort hinterlegte Livestream
laeuft ausweislich seiner IP 194.78.180.147 ueber eine Anbindung der
Fernmeldegesellschaft Belgacom; ueberdies ist fuer den betreffenden Server
als Beschreibung "Roj" hinterlegt. Parallel dazu gibt es weiterhin den
gesonderten, von einem externen Dienstleister betriebenen Stream, der auf
der bisherigen Adresse denge-mezopotamya.com verlinkt ist.

Somit wird die Ausspielung des Programms offenbar unveraendert am Standort
Denderleeuw bei Bruessel realisiert, den die Betreiber von Roj TV und
dessen Vorgaengern schon seit geraumer Zeit nutzen. Die jetzt vorgenommene
Neuaufstellung koennte den Zweck haben, das Hoerfunkprogramm unter der
schwedischen Lizenz von Newroz TV laufen zu lassen.

Eine grundlegende technische Aenderung betrifft die Verbreitung der
nunmehrigen Denge Kurdistan auf Kurzwelle. Sie laeuft zur unveraendert
gebliebenen Sendezeit 0300-1900 Uhr jetzt auf der neuen, so auch von
Newroz TV schon vorab angekuendigten Frequenz 11510 kHz. Diese
Ausstrahlung faellt auch in Mitteleuropa mit starkem Signal ein, was auf
einen Wechsel von der bisher genutzten, jetzt evtl. ganz abgeschalteten
Sendeanlage Mykolaiev Luch im Suedosten der Ukraine zu einem neuen
Senderstandort deutet.
(Kai Ludwig-D, 9 Sep 2012 RBB; via ntt-1210, by Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D)

USA   B12  AWR Short Wave Broadcast Schedule.
[AUSTRIA/GERMANY/GUAM/MADAGASCAR/SOUTH AFRICA/SRI LANKA/TAIWAN]

(2012-10-28 to 2013-03-30)  first and last day of transmission.
All Regions - Version 04/2012-10-02/pub

Time sorted
Site StartStop  Language     Service Area        kHz     kW     Days
SDA  0000-0200  Mandarin     C/N-China          17880   100   1234567
SDA  0000-0030  Burmese      Myanmar            17700   100   1234567
SDA  0000-0200  Mandarin     NE-China           12035   100   1234567
SDA  0030-0100  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    17700   100   1234567
TAI  0100-0200  Vietnamese   Vietnam            15445   100         7
SDA  0100-0200  Mandarin     S-China            17700   100   1234567
MOS  0200-0230  Urdu         Pakistan            5970   300   1234567
MDC  0230-0330  Malagasy     Madagascar          3215    50   1234567
MOS  0230-0300  Panjabi      Pakistan            5970   300   1234567
SDA  0300-0330  Russian      E-Russia           17635   100   1234567
NAU  0300-0330  Oromo        S-Ethiopia          9610   250   1234567
NAU  0300-0330  Tigrinya     Eritrea             7315   250   1234567
MOS  0330-0430  Farsi        Iran                6145   300   1234567
NAU  0330-0400  Amharic      Ethiopia            9610   250   1234567
MEY  0400-0600  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    15480   250   1234567
NAU  0400-0430  Bulgarian    Bulgaria            5975   100   1234567
MOS  0430-0500  French       Morocco,ALG         6045   300   1234567
NAU  0700-0800  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        11975   100   1234567
NAU  0800-0830  French       Morocco,ALG        15145   100   1234567
WER  0800-0830  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        15125   100   1234567
NAU  0830-0900  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        15145   100   1234567
SDA  1000-1100  Cantonese    C/N-China          11955   100   1
SDA  1000-1100  Mandarin     S-China            15260   100    234567
SDA  1000-1100  Cantonese    S-China            15260   100   1
SDA  1000-1100  Mandarin     C/N-China          11955   100    234567
NAU  1000-1100  Italian      Italy               9610   100   1
SDA  1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        17540   100      45
SDA  1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        17540   100    23   7
SDA  1030-1100  Ilocano      Philippines        17540   100   1    6
SDA  1100-1130  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        15495   100   1234567
SDA  1100-1200  Mandarin     S-China            12035   100   1234567
SDA  1100-1200  Mandarin     NE-China           11730   100   1234567
SDA  1100-1200  Mandarin     C/N-China          11825   100   1234567
SDA  1130-1200  Javanese     INS,MLA            15495   100    2 4 6
SDA  1130-1200  Sundanese    INS,MLA            15495   100   1 3 5 7
TRM  1200-1230  Mon          Myanmar,THA,CHN    11670   250   1234567
SDA  1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   S-China            15420   100   1     7
SDA  1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   C/N-China          11825   100   1     7
SDA  1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   NE-China           11855   100   1     7
SDA  1200-1230  Mandarin     S-China            15420   100    23456
SDA  1200-1230  Mandarin     C/N-China          11825   100    23456
SDA  1200-1230  Mandarin     NE-China           11855   100    23456
SDA  1200-1300  Korean       Korea               9880   100   1234567
TRM  1230-1300  Meitei       NE-India           11670   250   1  4 6
SDA  1230-1300  Mandarin     C/N-China          11825   100   1234567
SDA  1230-1300  Mandarin     S-China            15420   100   1234567
SDA  1230-1300  Mandarin     NE-China           11855   100   1234567
TRM  1230-1300  Bangla       NE-India, BGD      11670   250    23 5 7
SDA  1300-1400  Mandarin     C/N-China          11935   100   1234567
MDC  1300-1400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            17670   250   1234567
TRM  1300-1330  Mandarin     W-China            15480   250    23456
SDA  1300-1330  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    17680   100   1234567
SDA  1300-1330  Kachin       Myanmar            17605   100   1234567
SDA  1300-1330  Bangla       Bangladesh         15215   100   1234567
TRM  1300-1330  Uighur       W-China            15480   250   1     7
SDA  1330-1400  Malay        Malaysia           15660   100    23   7
SDA  1330-1400  Thai         CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    17605   100    234 6
SDA  1330-1400  Lao          CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    17605   100       5 7
SDA  1330-1400  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    17680   100   1
SDA  1330-1400  Hmong        Thailand           15660   100       56
SDA  1330-1400  Assamese     NE-India           15660   100   1  4
SDA  1330-1400  Russian      E-Russia            9650   100   1234567
TRM  1330-1500  Mandarin     W-China            15480   250   1234567
SDA  1400-1430  Asho Chin    Myanmar            17590   100   1234567
SDA  1400-1500  Mandarin     C/N-China          11935   100   1234567
SDA  1400-1500  Mandarin     S-China            15495   100   1234567
SDA  1400-1430  Sinhalese    Sri Lanka          15255   100   1234567
MOS  1400-1430  Urdu         Pakistan           15440   300   1234567
SDA  1430-1500  Burmese      Myanmar            15660   100   1234567
SDA  1430-1500  PWO W Karen  Myanmar,THA,CHN    17590   100   1234567
MOS  1430-1500  Afar         DJI,NE-ETH,SOM     17605   300   1234567
MDC  1430-1530  Malagasy     Madagascar          6155    50   1234567
SDA  1500-1530  Mizo         NE-India           15605   100   1234567
SDA  1500-1530  Tamil        S-India            11685   100   1234567
SDA  1500-1530  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    15660   100   1234567
TRM  1500-1530  Nepali       Nepal              15255   250   1234567
MOS  1500-1530  Turkish      Turkey             11955   300   1234567
SDA  1500-1530  Telugu       S-India            15495   100   1234567
TRM  1500-1530  Panjabi      N-India            15270   250   1234567
SDA  1530-1600  Marathi      C-India            15330   100   1234567
SDA  1530-1600  Kannada      S-India            11690   100   1234567
TRM  1530-1600  Tibetan      Nepal, Tibet       15255   250       56
SDA  1530-1600  Malayalam    S-India            15640   100   1234567
SDA  1530-1600  Hindi        C-India            15605   100   1234567
TRM  1530-1600  English      Nepal, Tibet       15255   250   1234  7
TRM  1530-1600  Hindi        N-India            15270   250   1234567
SDA  1600-1630  Urdu         N-India            15605   100   1234567
WER  1600-1630  Bulgarian    Bulgaria            6100   100   1234567
SDA  1600-1630  English      S-India            15660   100   1234567
SDA  1600-1630  English      C-India            15215   100   1234567
MOS  1600-1630  Urdu         Pakistan           15250   300   1234567
WER  1630-1700  Somali       Somalia            17575   250   1234567
SDA  1630-1700  Sindhi       S-Pakistan         15660   100   1 3 5 7
SDA  1630-1700  English      N-India            15660   100    2 4 6
MOS  1630-1730  Farsi        Iran               11645   300   1234567
MEY  1700-1730  Kiswahili    TZA,KEN,UGA        11925   250   1234567
MEY  1730-1800  Masai        TZA,KEN,UGA        11925   250   1234567
NAU  1730-1800  Oromo        S-Ethiopia         11795   250   1234567
WER  1730-1800  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        11860   100   1234567
MEY  1830-1900  English      E-Africa           11830   250   1234567
MOS  1830-1900  Arabic       Libya              11860   300   1234567
MEY  1900-1930  Fulfulde     CMB,GHA,SEN        15240   250   1234567
NAU  1900-2000  Arabic       Morocco,ALG         9535   100   1234567
MOS  1900-1930  Hausa        Nigeria            11690   300   1234567
WER  1900-1930  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        11760   100   1234567
MEY  1900-2100  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    15480   250   1234567
WER  1900-1930  Wolof        Senegal, Gambia    11860   250   1234567
MOS  1930-2000  French       C-Africa           11690   300   1234567
WER  1930-2000  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        11760   100   1234567
MEY  1930-2000  Ibo          E-Nigeria          11750   250   1234567
MOS  2000-2030  Dyula        BFA,CTI,MLA         9770   300   1234567
NAU  2000-2030  French       Morocco,ALG         9805   100   1234567
MEY  2000-2030  French       Cameroon, Niger    11755   250   1234567
MOS  2030-2100  French       W-Africa            9805   300   1234567
MEY  2030-2100  Yoruba       Nigeria            11755   250   1234567
SDA  2100-2200  Mandarin     C/N-China           9720   100    234567
SDA  2100-2200  Cantonese    C/N-China           9720   100   1
SDA  2100-2200  Korean       Korea               9890   100   1234567
SDA  2100-2200  Cantonese    W-Japan,S-China     9565   100   1
MOS  2100-2130  English      W-Africa            9830   300   1234567
SDA  2100-2200  Mandarin     W-Japan,S-China     9565   100    234567
SDA  2200-2300  Mandarin     NE-China           11685   100   1234567
SDA  2200-2230  Sundanese    W-Indonesia        15260   100    2 4 67
SDA  2200-2300  Mandarin     C/N-China          15370   100   1234567
SDA  2200-2230  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        15320   100   1234567
SDA  2200-2230  Javanese     W-Indonesia        15260   100   1 3 5
SDA  2230-2300  English      W-Indonesia        15320   100   1234567
SDA  2300-2400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            17700   100   12  567
SDA  2300-2330  Vietnamese   Vietnam            17700   100     34
SDA  2300-2400  Mandarin     NE-China           11700   100   1234567
SDA  2300-2400  Mandarin     C/N-China          15370   100   1234567
SDA  2330-2400  English      Vietnam            17700   100     34

Frequency sorted
 kHz   Site  StartStop  Language     Service Area        kW     Days
 3215  MDC   0230-0330  Malagasy     Madagascar          50   1234567
 5970  MOS   0200-0230  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
 5970  MOS   0230-0300  Panjabi      Pakistan           300   1234567
 5975  NAU   0400-0430  Bulgarian    Bulgaria           100   1234567
 6045  MOS   0430-0500  French       Morocco,ALG        300   1234567
 6100  WER   1600-1630  Bulgarian    Bulgaria           100   1234567
 6145  MOS   0330-0430  Farsi        Iran               300   1234567
 6155  MDC   1430-1530  Malagasy     Madagascar          50   1234567
 7315  NAU   0300-0330  Tigrinya     Eritrea            250   1234567
 9535  NAU   1900-2000  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
 9565  SDA   2100-2200  Cantonese    W-Japan,S-China    100   1
 9565  SDA   2100-2200  Mandarin     W-Japan,S-China    100    234567
 9610  NAU   0300-0330  Oromo        S-Ethiopia         250   1234567
 9610  NAU   0330-0400  Amharic      Ethiopia           250   1234567
 9610  NAU   1000-1100  Italian      Italy              100   1
 9650  SDA   1330-1400  Russian      E-Russia           100   1234567
 9720  SDA   2100-2200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    234567
 9720  SDA   2100-2200  Cantonese    C/N-China          100   1
 9770  MOS   2000-2030  Dyula        BFA,CTI,MLA        300   1234567
 9805  NAU   2000-2030  French       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
 9805  MOS   2030-2100  French       W-Africa           300   1234567
 9830  MOS   2100-2130  English      W-Africa           300   1234567
 9880  SDA   1200-1300  Korean       Korea              100   1234567
 9890  SDA   2100-2200  Korean       Korea              100   1234567
11645  MOS   1630-1730  Farsi        Iran               300   1234567
11670  TRM   1200-1230  Mon          Myanmar,THA,CHN    250   1234567
11670  TRM   1230-1300  Bangla       NE-India, BGD      250    23 5 7
11670  TRM   1230-1300  Meitei       NE-India           250   1  4 6
11685  SDA   1500-1530  Tamil        S-India            100   1234567
11685  SDA   2200-2300  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
11690  SDA   1530-1600  Kannada      S-India            100   1234567
11690  MOS   1900-1930  Hausa        Nigeria            300   1234567
11690  MOS   1930-2000  French       C-Africa           300   1234567
11700  SDA   2300-2400  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
11730  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
11750  MEY   1930-2000  Ibo          E-Nigeria          250   1234567
11755  MEY   2000-2030  French       Cameroon, Niger    250   1234567
11755  MEY   2030-2100  Yoruba       Nigeria            250   1234567
11760  WER   1900-1930  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
11760  WER   1930-2000  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
11795  NAU   1730-1800  Oromo        S-Ethiopia         250   1234567
11825  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
11825  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    23456
11825  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   C/N-China          100   1     7
11825  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
11830  MEY   1830-1900  English      E-Africa           250   1234567
11855  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     NE-China           100    23456
11855  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   NE-China           100   1     7
11855  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
11860  WER   1730-1800  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
11860  MOS   1830-1900  Arabic       Libya              300   1234567
11860  WER   1900-1930  Wolof        Senegal, Gambia    250   1234567
11925  MEY   1700-1730  Kiswahili    TZA,KEN,UGA        250   1234567
11925  MEY   1730-1800  Masai        TZA,KEN,UGA        250   1234567
11935  SDA   1300-1400  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
11935  SDA   1400-1500  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
11955  SDA   1000-1100  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    234567
11955  SDA   1000-1100  Cantonese    C/N-China          100   1
11955  MOS   1500-1530  Turkish      Turkey             300   1234567
11975  NAU   0700-0800  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
12035  SDA   0000-0200  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
12035  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15125  WER   0800-0830  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
15145  NAU   0800-0830  French       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
15145  NAU   0830-0900  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
15215  SDA   1300-1330  Bangla       Bangladesh         100   1234567
15215  SDA   1600-1630  English      C-India            100   1234567
15240  MEY   1900-1930  Fulfulde     CMB,GHA,SEN        250   1234567
15250  MOS   1600-1630  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
15255  SDA   1400-1430  Sinhalese    Sri Lanka          100   1234567
15255  TRM   1500-1530  Nepali       Nepal              250   1234567
15255  TRM   1530-1600  Tibetan      Nepal, Tibet       250       56
15255  TRM   1530-1600  English      Nepal, Tibet       250   1234  7
15260  SDA   1000-1100  Mandarin     S-China            100    234567
15260  SDA   1000-1100  Cantonese    S-China            100   1
15260  SDA   2200-2230  Sundanese    W-Indonesia        100    2 4 67
15260  SDA   2200-2230  Javanese     W-Indonesia        100   1 3 5
15270  TRM   1500-1530  Panjabi      N-India            250   1234567
15270  TRM   1530-1600  Hindi        N-India            250   1234567
15320  SDA   2200-2230  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        100   1234567
15320  SDA   2230-2300  English      W-Indonesia        100   1234567
15330  SDA   1530-1600  Marathi      C-India            100   1234567
15370  SDA   2200-2300  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
15370  SDA   2300-2400  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
15420  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     S-China            100    23456
15420  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   S-China            100   1     7
15420  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15440  MOS   1400-1430  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
15445  TAI   0100-0200  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100         7
15480  MEY   0400-0600  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    250   1234567
15480  TRM   1300-1330  Mandarin     W-China            250    23456
15480  TRM   1300-1330  Uighur       W-China            250   1     7
15480  TRM   1330-1500  Mandarin     W-China            250   1234567
15480  MEY   1900-2100  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    250   1234567
15495  SDA   1100-1130  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        100   1234567
15495  SDA   1130-1200  Javanese     INS,MLA            100    2 4 6
15495  SDA   1130-1200  Sundanese    INS,MLA            100   1 3 5 7
15495  SDA   1400-1500  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15495  SDA   1500-1530  Telugu       S-India            100   1234567
15605  SDA   1500-1530  Mizo         NE-India           100   1234567
15605  SDA   1530-1600  Hindi        C-India            100   1234567
15605  SDA   1600-1630  Urdu         N-India            100   1234567
15640  SDA   1530-1600  Malayalam    S-India            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Hmong        Thailand           100       56
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Assamese     NE-India           100   1  4
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Malay        Malaysia           100    23   7
15660  SDA   1430-1500  Burmese      Myanmar            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1500-1530  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
15660  SDA   1600-1630  English      S-India            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1630-1700  Sindhi       S-Pakistan         100   1 3 5 7
15660  SDA   1630-1700  English      N-India            100    2 4 6
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        100    23   7
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        100      45
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Ilocano      Philippines        100   1    6
17575  WER   1630-1700  Somali       Somalia            250   1234567
17590  SDA   1400-1430  Asho Chin    Myanmar            100   1234567
17590  SDA   1430-1500  PWO W Karen  Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
17605  SDA   1300-1330  Kachin       Myanmar            100   1234567
17605  SDA   1330-1400  Lao          CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100       5 7
17605  SDA   1330-1400  Thai         CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100    234 6
17605  MOS   1430-1500  Afar         DJI,NE-ETH,SOM     300   1234567
17635  SDA   0300-0330  Russian      E-Russia           100   1234567
17670  MDC   1300-1400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            250   1234567
17680  SDA   1300-1330  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100   1234567
17680  SDA   1330-1400  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100   1
17700  SDA   0000-0030  Burmese      Myanmar            100   1234567
17700  SDA   0030-0100  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
17700  SDA   0100-0200  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
17700  SDA   2300-2330  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100     34
17700  SDA   2300-2400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100   12  567
17700  SDA   2330-2400  English      Vietnam            100     34
17880  SDA   0000-0200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567

Site sorted
 kHz   Site  StartStop  Language     Service Area        kW     Days
 3215  MDC   0230-0330  Malagasy     Madagascar          50   1234567
17670  MDC   1300-1400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            250   1234567
 6155  MDC   1430-1530  Malagasy     Madagascar          50   1234567
15480  MEY   0400-0600  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    250   1234567
11925  MEY   1700-1730  Kiswahili    TZA,KEN,UGA        250   1234567
11925  MEY   1730-1800  Masai        TZA,KEN,UGA        250   1234567
11830  MEY   1830-1900  English      E-Africa           250   1234567
15240  MEY   1900-1930  Fulfulde     CMB,GHA,SEN        250   1234567
15480  MEY   1900-2100  Arabic       EGY,IRQ,ARS,YEM    250   1234567
11750  MEY   1930-2000  Ibo          E-Nigeria          250   1234567
11755  MEY   2000-2030  French       Cameroon, Niger    250   1234567
11755  MEY   2030-2100  Yoruba       Nigeria            250   1234567
 5970  MOS   0200-0230  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
 5970  MOS   0230-0300  Panjabi      Pakistan           300   1234567
 6145  MOS   0330-0430  Farsi        Iran               300   1234567
 6045  MOS   0430-0500  French       Morocco,ALG        300   1234567
15440  MOS   1400-1430  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
17605  MOS   1430-1500  Afar         DJI,NE-ETH,SOM     300   1234567
11955  MOS   1500-1530  Turkish      Turkey             300   1234567
15250  MOS   1600-1630  Urdu         Pakistan           300   1234567
11645  MOS   1630-1730  Farsi        Iran               300   1234567
11860  MOS   1830-1900  Arabic       Libya              300   1234567
11690  MOS   1900-1930  Hausa        Nigeria            300   1234567
11690  MOS   1930-2000  French       C-Africa           300   1234567
 9770  MOS   2000-2030  Dyula        BFA,CTI,MLA        300   1234567
 9805  MOS   2030-2100  French       W-Africa           300   1234567
 9830  MOS   2100-2130  English      W-Africa           300   1234567
 7315  NAU   0300-0330  Tigrinya     Eritrea            250   1234567
 9610  NAU   0300-0330  Oromo        S-Ethiopia         250   1234567
 9610  NAU   0330-0400  Amharic      Ethiopia           250   1234567
 5975  NAU   0400-0430  Bulgarian    Bulgaria           100   1234567
11975  NAU   0700-0800  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
15145  NAU   0800-0830  French       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
15145  NAU   0830-0900  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
 9610  NAU   1000-1100  Italian      Italy              100   1
11795  NAU   1730-1800  Oromo        S-Ethiopia         250   1234567
 9535  NAU   1900-2000  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
 9805  NAU   2000-2030  French       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
17700  SDA   0000-0030  Burmese      Myanmar            100   1234567
12035  SDA   0000-0200  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
17880  SDA   0000-0200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
17700  SDA   0030-0100  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
17700  SDA   0100-0200  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
17635  SDA   0300-0330  Russian      E-Russia           100   1234567
11955  SDA   1000-1100  Cantonese    C/N-China          100   1
11955  SDA   1000-1100  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    234567
15260  SDA   1000-1100  Mandarin     S-China            100    234567
15260  SDA   1000-1100  Cantonese    S-China            100   1
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        100    23   7
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Ilocano      Philippines        100   1    6
17540  SDA   1030-1100  Tagalog      Philippines        100      45
15495  SDA   1100-1130  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        100   1234567
11730  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
11825  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
12035  SDA   1100-1200  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15495  SDA   1130-1200  Sundanese    INS,MLA            100   1 3 5 7
15495  SDA   1130-1200  Javanese     INS,MLA            100    2 4 6
11825  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   C/N-China          100   1     7
11825  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    23456
11855  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   NE-China           100   1     7
11855  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     NE-China           100    23456
15420  SDA   1200-1230  Min Nan Ch   S-China            100   1     7
15420  SDA   1200-1230  Mandarin     S-China            100    23456
 9880  SDA   1200-1300  Korean       Korea              100   1234567
11825  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
11855  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
15420  SDA   1230-1300  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15215  SDA   1300-1330  Bangla       Bangladesh         100   1234567
17605  SDA   1300-1330  Kachin       Myanmar            100   1234567
17680  SDA   1300-1330  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100   1234567
11935  SDA   1300-1400  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
 9650  SDA   1330-1400  Russian      E-Russia           100   1234567
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Malay        Malaysia           100    23   7
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Assamese     NE-India           100   1  4
15660  SDA   1330-1400  Hmong        Thailand           100       56
17605  SDA   1330-1400  Thai         CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100    234 6
17605  SDA   1330-1400  Lao          CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100       5 7
17680  SDA   1330-1400  Khmer        CMB,VTN,THA,LAO    100   1
15255  SDA   1400-1430  Sinhalese    Sri Lanka          100   1234567
17590  SDA   1400-1430  Asho Chin    Myanmar            100   1234567
11935  SDA   1400-1500  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
15495  SDA   1400-1500  Mandarin     S-China            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1430-1500  Burmese      Myanmar            100   1234567
17590  SDA   1430-1500  PWO W Karen  Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
11685  SDA   1500-1530  Tamil        S-India            100   1234567
15495  SDA   1500-1530  Telugu       S-India            100   1234567
15605  SDA   1500-1530  Mizo         NE-India           100   1234567
15660  SDA   1500-1530  Karen        Myanmar,THA,CHN    100   1234567
11690  SDA   1530-1600  Kannada      S-India            100   1234567
15330  SDA   1530-1600  Marathi      C-India            100   1234567
15605  SDA   1530-1600  Hindi        C-India            100   1234567
15640  SDA   1530-1600  Malayalam    S-India            100   1234567
15215  SDA   1600-1630  English      C-India            100   1234567
15605  SDA   1600-1630  Urdu         N-India            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1600-1630  English      S-India            100   1234567
15660  SDA   1630-1700  English      N-India            100    2 4 6
15660  SDA   1630-1700  Sindhi       S-Pakistan         100   1 3 5 7
 9565  SDA   2100-2200  Mandarin     W-Japan,S-China    100    234567
 9565  SDA   2100-2200  Cantonese    W-Japan,S-China    100   1
 9720  SDA   2100-2200  Cantonese    C/N-China          100   1
 9720  SDA   2100-2200  Mandarin     C/N-China          100    234567
 9890  SDA   2100-2200  Korean       Korea              100   1234567
15260  SDA   2200-2230  Sundanese    W-Indonesia        100    2 4 67
15260  SDA   2200-2230  Javanese     W-Indonesia        100   1 3 5
15320  SDA   2200-2230  Indonesian   W-Indonesia        100   1234567
11685  SDA   2200-2300  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
15370  SDA   2200-2300  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
15320  SDA   2230-2300  English      W-Indonesia        100   1234567
17700  SDA   2300-2330  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100     34
11700  SDA   2300-2400  Mandarin     NE-China           100   1234567
15370  SDA   2300-2400  Mandarin     C/N-China          100   1234567
17700  SDA   2300-2400  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100   12  567
17700  SDA   2330-2400  English      Vietnam            100     34
15445  TAI   0100-0200  Vietnamese   Vietnam            100         7
11670  TRM   1200-1230  Mon          Myanmar,THA,CHN    250   1234567
11670  TRM   1230-1300  Meitei       NE-India           250   1  4 6
11670  TRM   1230-1300  Bangla       NE-India, BGD      250    23 5 7
15480  TRM   1300-1330  Mandarin     W-China            250    23456
15480  TRM   1300-1330  Uighur       W-China            250   1     7
15480  TRM   1330-1500  Mandarin     W-China            250   1234567
15255  TRM   1500-1530  Nepali       Nepal              250   1234567
15270  TRM   1500-1530  Panjabi      N-India            250   1234567
15255  TRM   1530-1600  Tibetan      Nepal, Tibet       250       56
15255  TRM   1530-1600  English      Nepal, Tibet       250   1234  7
15270  TRM   1530-1600  Hindi        N-India            250   1234567
15125  WER   0800-0830  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
 6100  WER   1600-1630  Bulgarian    Bulgaria           100   1234567
17575  WER   1630-1700  Somali       Somalia            250   1234567
11860  WER   1730-1800  Kabyle       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
11760  WER   1900-1930  Arabic       Morocco,ALG        100   1234567
11860  WER   1900-1930  Wolof        Senegal, Gambia    250   1234567
11760  WER   1930-2000  Tachelhit    Morocco,ALG        100   1234567

Site:                                         Days:
ISS=Issoudun   F      SDA=Agat        MRA     1=Sunday     5=Thursday
MDC=Madagascar MDG    TAI=Taipei      TWN     2=Monday     6=Friday
MEY=Meyerton   AFS    TRM=Trincomalee CLN     3=Tuesday    7=Saturday
MOS=Moosbrunn  AUT    WER=Wertachtal  D       4=Wednesday
NAU=Nauen      D

AWR Frequency Management Office
Sandwiesenstr. 35, 64665 Alsbach, Germany
Phone  +49 6257 9440969, Fax +49 6257 9440985 E-mail: <dedio @ awr.org>

Claudio Dedio sent B-12 AWR schedule to
ADDX Germany, via Andreas Volk, Munich, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2

USA   9990  George McClintock notified me Saturday afternoon that WTWW-2
would be on the air again that evening, from 2300 UT with other
programming, and then from 0000 UT Sunday Oct 7 until 0400 or later, Ted
Randall with another music and call-in show. He didn't mention
frequencies, so I assumed it would be on usual 9990 until 0100 QSY to
5085, but this did not eventuate.

From 2300, nothing on either frequency; at 0000, still nothing, tho WTWW-1
is still inbooming on 9479. By 0007 check, 9990 has come on with classic
rock. At 0018 Ted is inviting requests, plays some ABBA. At 0059 he is
introducing a new program 'Nightshift' to be previewed tonight, after
which he will be back (when?). Turns out to be from Rod Hembree, who lauds
SW as superior to unreliable internet, from Quick Study Television Radio
2:11 Good Friends Radio-TV Network in Orangeville, Ontario. Just as he is
starting, WTWW canned ID fires and talks over him and he then plays some
music. I check WBCQ 9330-CUSB, and QSTV/211/GFRN programming there is not
//, and the signal much weaker than WTWW on same band (as it always is vs.
9479).

Meanwhile WTWW-2 has stayed on 9990 rather than QSYing to 5085 as expected
at 0100, altho WTWW-1 9479 did to 5745. I notice at 0109 that 9990 is
starting to fade down, so at least tonight 0100 would have been a good
time to change frequency. I needed to turn the computer back on, so tuned
a radio nearby to 5085 expecting to hear WTWW come on whenever, but never
did, maybe too much local noise. Another check at 0200 found 5085 now on
and very good with ID, then "Classical Gas" but marred by IADs: problem in
the studio-transmitter feed? And so it goes.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Oct 7)

VATICAN GARDEN   3975.325usb mode  peak tiny signal from Vatican city
downtown Rome, S=5-6 in Germany. Scheduled 0230-0645 UT, not every day.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

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Some TX locations:

GEORGIA   MW Batumi 1422 kHz 30 kW, probably location ?
41 37 12.28 N  41 36 31.18 E
mast at  41 37 10.02 N  41 36 27.34 E

to guess midst on collection of houses
JAPAN   MW Hagi 963 and 1125 kHz, 45m mast,
34 24 59.94 N  131 23 59.97 E

nice to see this location, never came across of this African image
NIGER   MW Tahoua 1215 kHz 100 kW
14 53 52.51 N  05 16 11.19 E

unknown new location:
KOREA Rep of   MW Jangheung 1125 kHz
34 41 22.05 N  126 55 00.67 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 2)

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HF DEVELOPMENTS AT THOMSON BROADCAST.
from HFCC/ASBU Conference in Paris.

After the afternoon coordination session, Moritz Steinmann of NASB
associate member Thomson Broadcast and Multimedia gave a presentation
about some of its recent shortwave projects, including:

The Voice of Nigeria decided to build a new station near Abuja, which was
a turnkey job by Thomson consisting of three DRM-ready 250-kilowatt
transmitters. It was inaugurated in March 2012 by the Nigerian vice
president. There is a large rotatable antenna (6-30 MHz) and three new
curtain antennas. With the rotatable antenna, said Steinmann, "if a new
problem area occurs or if you just want to change a target, you don't need
to buy a new antenna; you just change the direction."

A new 100-kilowatt DRM-ready transmitter was installed in Taskhent,
Uzbekistan in December 2011. Steinmann pointed out that Tashkent is
located on the famous Silk Road which was the most important trading route
from China to the Mediterranean.

A new 250-kilowatt shortwave transmitter and antenna for Betar Bangladesh
was commissioned in mid-July. It's not DRM-ready, but can be modified if
the station decides it wants to transmit in DRM to India. Thomson is
modernizing an existing station 40 kilometers north of Dhaka, a site that
is also used for rice-farming. Thomson built both the transmitter and
antenna, so there is no interface problem.

Four 300-kilowatt shortwave transmitters are being built for a site in
Yamata, Japan. The first one will be on the air in April 2013, then three
more at yearly intervals. At least the first two will be DRM-capable, so
they save energy, allowing them to reach the same coverage area with less
power.

Another large project is underway in Taiwan.

"NEW" SHORTWAVE STATION IN MADAGASCAR.
On Thursday afternoon, I recorded interviews for Wavescan with Rocus de
Joode of Radio Netherlands and Flore Ravelojaona, manager of the Radio
Netherlands relay station in Madagascar. Radio Netherlands has owned and
operated the Madagascar station for over 40 years, but as of November 1 of
this year the station is being handed over to an employee-owned local
company called MGLOB - Malagasy Global Business, S.A.

The station at Talata Volonondry is about 25 kilometers northeast of the
capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo. The large island of Madagascar
is 400 kilometers east of the African continent and has a population of 22
million. The legendary animal life which has been made famous in a series
of popular movies is unique. The site can reach central, southern and
eastern Africa with one hop (up to 4000 km). Demand for shortwave coverage
remains high for this region, which includes countries such as the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Southern Sudan
and Zimbabwe. The second hop from Madagascar - a 7000-kilometer radius -
reaches west Africa, north Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia
and Southeast Asia.

MGLOB will market the facility as a commercial station. It offers 100, 125
and 250 kilowatt transmitter power, as well as a 50-kilowatt transmitter
for non-directional coverage of the island of Madagascar itself. Just last
year, Radio Netherlands bought four former Radio Sweden ABB transmitters
from a site in Horby, Sweden to renovate the Madagascar station with newer
equipment, and these transmitters should all be on line by the beginning
of the B12 season. A full complement of 15 curtain array antennas capable
of operating from 6 to 26 MHz enables the station to target various
azimuths in Africa and Asia, and there's also a log periodic antenna which
can operate in the same frequency range. For coverage of the island of
Madagascar, the station has two dipole antennas which can operate in the
41, 49, 75 and 90- meter bands.

[...] Following Cath Westcott's presentation, the HFCC Closing Plenary
began. Horst Scholz mentioned that the A-13 HFCC/ASBU Conference is
scheduled for Tunisia, probably during the last week of January. Jeff
White gave some preliminary details of the B-13 Conference, which is
scheduled for Bratislava, Slovakia August 26-30, 2013. The co-sponsors are
Radio Slovakia International and the NASB. Proposals from various hotels
have already been received, and the conference will likely take place in a
hotel near the historic Old Town area of Bratislava, which is about 10
kilometers from the Bratislava airport and about 40 kilometers from the
Vienna, Austria airport. Radio Slovakia International has offered to
provide a tour for HFCC participants one afternoon during the conference.
RSI is located in the famous "upside- down pyramid" building in downtown
Bratislava. Sponsors for other events during the B-13 Conference are being
sought.

[...] The Plenary accepted two new members in Paris: MGLOB from Madagascar
and Free Press Unlimited (FPU) based in the Netherlands, which is also
loosely affiliated with Radio Netherlands. MCIT, the Indonesia Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, was welcomed as an observer
member and will be eligible for full membership at the A-13 Conference in
Tunis. The MCIT directs spectrum management in Indonesia as well as
licensing and monitoring of the frequency spectrum.

This article can be found on the NASB Facebook page
<http://www.facebook.com/nasbshortwave>
along with selected photos from the HFCC/ASBU Conference in Paris.
(Jeff White-FL-USA, dxld Oct 7)

HFCC B12 Paris Photos
<http://tinyurl.com/8jzw27f>

HFCC B12 Presentations
<http://www.hfcc.org/B12.phtml>

Two interesting ppt's:
DRM Presentation at HFCC B12, Paris
<http://www.hfcc.org/doc/HFCC_REP_2012-011a-
B12_Paris_DRM_Presentation.ppt>

Presentation by Thomson about SW/MW DRM txers installed around the world:
<http://www.hfcc.org/doc/HFCC_REP_2012-009a-
B12_Paris_Thomson%20Presentation_28082012.pdf>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, dxsasia Oct 7)

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MORNING LOG.

This is my morning log of 2350 UT Oct 6th, til 0145 UT Oct 7th.
In past two hours I was GUEST mainly on various remote SDR server unit
links, in South Asia, as well as at Moscow remote stn, and two remote
stations in Japan.

Please excuse my HASTE on fetch the DX log data.

Voice of Greece at 23-24 UT only 9420 kHz.

9954.977  RFI Paris in Chinese, female reader at 2350 UT via Tainan-Taiwan
site. S=6 signal in CLN.

9849.971  Unid Chinese female singer at 2356 UT, S=6-7 strength, likely
PBS Qinghai in Tibetan, but Chinese song.

9784.986 UNIDENTIFIED, puzzle !
         100% like Lao Thai language family,
         S=9+5dB signal, heard at 0002-0005 UT
         Oct 7th. Religious? program, female reader.
         From TWN, FEBC?, or SLBC Ekala, 9770 wandered upwards?

9680.050 RRI Jakarta Cimanggis in BI, newscast at 0004-0005 UT, ID, S=7
heard in CLN.

11605.107  SIRENE HOWLING jamming by VTN, against RFA Vietnamese Tanshui
from Taiwan relay site scheduled at 2330-0030 UT, S=8-9 at 0008 UT Oct
7th.

11629.984  YFR Family Radio in Vietnamese via Paochung Taiwan relay at 00-
01 UT, at 0012 UT S=9+10dB in CLN. Little disturbed satellite feeder line
modulation like faulty scratching quality.

11654.847  RTI Vietnamese service from Tainan Taiwan at 0014 UT, S=9+10dB
noted in CLN.

11864.993  YFR Family Radio in Indonesian at 0017 UT, S=9 strength, male
sermon prayer.

7109.994 Pyin Oo Lwin from Naypyidaw, romantic sweet music at 0020 UT
         Oct 7th, observed on remote CLN SDR radio unit,
         at S=9+10dB level.

5915.0   Myanmar Radio, monks talk in Burmese vernac, S=9+10dB at 0025 UT.
         Smooth female voice in between.

5985.812  UNID, but likely Radio Myanma from Rangoon, S=8-9 at 0027 UT,
both female endless talk like spiritual Buddist theme.

6029.991  Myanmar, Pyin Oo Lwin, Kachin radio sce, S=8 fluttery, men and
female extended endless talk at  0035 UT Oct 7th.

6130  Two stations adjacent, still a puzzle. S=6-7 fair signals.
      6130 probably PBS Xizang in Tibetan, 0041 UT Oct 7,
      and odd 6129.982 kHz which could be Lao National Radio ?

AIR 60 mb shortwave footprint this morning:

5010.003 powerhouse, S=9+35dB, AIR Thiruvananthapuram in Hindi at 0045 UT.
4989.993 carrier only at 0046 UT, S=7-8 fluttery, AIR Itanagar tx?
4970.003 AIR Shillong, pair sung typical Indian film music, weak 5-6.
4965 AIR Shimla, Hindi pop song, at 0048 UT, S=8-9 fluttering,

 4950 0053 UT on Oct 7th.
Opening procedure with 1045 Hertz test tone noted at  0048 til 0059 UT
in progress from AIR Kashmir Radio Srinagar,
stratetic IND-PAK border region radio program station.

This station has always a two tone signal like TWIN CARRIER,
additional at central carrier minus 237 Hertz !
4949.985 kHz central carrier, real frequency.
4949.748 kHz twin carrier.

4920  AIR Chennai, powerhouse in CLN remote unit, S=9+30dB,
      at 0057 UT Oct 7, young ladies film singer.

4910  AIR Jaipur in Hindi, fluttery poor S=6-7 at 0058 UT, sweet film
music.

4895 ? puzzle, UNIDENTIFIED.
4894.993  and 4894.927 kHz rather Brazilian stations, than Calcutta.

4879.993 AIR Lucknow in Hindi, lady singer, typical Indian film music.
         S=7 at 0059 UT Oct 7.

4840  AIR Mumbai, S=9+10dB, Hindi anncment before newscast at 0101 UT.

4835 not ABC Aboriginal Alice Springs propagation, but 4834.998 kHz
     likely AIR Gangtok in tentat. Hindi, string and flute music and
     lady singer. At 0102-0103 UT.

4819.990  AIR Calcutta in Hindi, bongo + flute string instrument mx,
at 0105 UT, S=7-8 fair signal strength.

4809.995  AIR Bombay, UNDERMODULATED transmitter, weak S=6 signal,
singer performed at 0107 UT.

4800.003  AIR Hyderabad, probably Hindi language talk, at 0108 UT,
MUCH UNDERMODULATED.

4765.051  Tajik Radio 1 Yangi Yul TJK in Tajik language, fair signal end
of newscast at 0110 UT, S=5-6.

4760.006  Weak UNID AIR signal, could be nearby Port Blair Isl, skips over
the remote receiving station? only S=3 at 0112 UT.

4009.985  Kyrgyz Radio 1 from Bishkek-KGZ, UNDERMODULATED signal, female
voice heard, otherwise strong S=9+10dB signal, but only 5 to 10%
modulation level.

4050.073  Radio Rossii program in Russian, also via Bishkek KGZ, S=8-9
flutter signal, but reliable to understand, talk by two mens.

Myanmar in 31 mb.
9730 ... NOT !
Heard interval signal 0125-0129 UT, like piano play and ID at 0130 UT, but
was instead IRIB Tehran in Urdu til 0257 UT

9589.992  footprint. strong Myanmar signal by - tentatively - Pyin Oo Lwin
program from Naypyidaw, S=9+10dB proper in CLN SDR rx remote unit, in
0130-0230 UT time slot, boy singer morning signal.

7200.088  Radio Myanma Rangoon in Burmese, distorted audio, like final
tube faulty, or antenna/feeder mismatch suffered by strong winds like that
...
S=7 but strongly overmodulated. At 0137 UT Oct 7th.

At 0140 UT Radio Myanma 5985v and 7110 off, 5915 and 6030 on air.

7189.786  SLBC Ekala provider on Hindi progrs? S=9+20dB at 0140-0145 UT.

Please help: 9784.986 UNIDENTIFIED at approx. 0000-0030 UT, puzzle !

(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 7)


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