WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - February 16th, 2013 (BC-DX #1104)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany





ALASKA   7355  WCBC Anchor Point, English sce at 1235 UT Febr 11, about
exaltation of Jews and King on bible reading... Great signal S=9+35dB into
Nara-JPN remote rx unit. Station ID at 1237 UT by female, followed by
guitar player religious song. // 9615 kHz, but much tiny on S=7-8 level.
Followed about Chicago Tribune retired editor writer report in the news
bussiness of the 60ties.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

ANGOLA   4949.76  Febr 14 at 0102 UT, amid all the LA and Asian carriers
and some with audio around the 60m band, I find this JBA African carrier,
measured as 6 x 40 Hz clix below 4950 kHz via the DX-398 on the porch,
certainly within margin of error to the off-frequency everyone is
reporting from RNA, 4949.74 kHz. Another log based on little but precision
frequency, as no audio for me tho it's being reported with much improved
modulation lately.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 14)

Angola measured on 4949.748 kHz at 0048 UT Febr 15. (wb.)

AUSTRALIA   11749.983  HCA Global from Kununuma Australia site, female
religious chorus, S=8 in Germany at 0810 UT Febr 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

BRAZIL   4824.952  ZYG868 very tiny Radio Cachoeira, Paulista SP, at
1125UT Febr 11, hit heavily by "wiper arm" signal of CODAR 4804-4834 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

BULGARIA   11620  New UNIDentified station in Arabic or Somali was
observed on Febr 11. Idhaa-tu Sharoopa (or Sharooka) is a new station in
Arabic::
1600-1700 11620 to Eritrea from Kostinbrod, POWERFUL SIGNAL in Sofia,
Bulgaria.

Weak signal also on second harmonic 23240 kHz. Correct time is 1600-1656
UT on 11620 kHz and from 1657 UT move to 11560 kHz for Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1730 UT. 1600-1656 on 11620 SOF 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAF POWERFUL
SIGNAL in Sofia.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11/12)

UNID on 11620 kHz. I listened to the file, it is Arabic with African
accent, but no ID mentioned or times of the transmission. Just a note
stating we have reached the end of the transmission snd looking forward
for our next one.
(Tarek Zeidan-EGY, hcdx Febr 12)

Recording of the closure of the station, listening in SDR from Twente, NL
<http://www.ipernity.com/doc/75006/14251860/>
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, hcdx Febr 12)

CHILE   Historia de Calera de Tango installation.

Historia de Calera de Tango Chile: Report about the large shortwave radio
station in Calera de Tango, Chile which was originally built by the
Pinochet government for use as The Voice of Chile, and was later sold to
the Christian Vision religious broadcasting organization. The report by
Luis Valderas was excerpted from the syndicated program "Frecuencia al
Dia" produced by Dino Bloise in Miami.

<https://soundcloud.com/world-radio-day/historia-de-calera-de-tango>
(Dino Bloise, dxld Febr 13)

CHINA   9870  Seldom observed terrible co-channel QRM by very same
broadcaster noted here on 1300-1357 UT time slot, Febr 11. Registered are
two 500 kW powerhouse units at Xian txion site, one Russian service at
azimuth towards 292degr, the other to SoAsia at 200degr in English, which
is weaker signal at Nara-JPN receiving post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CHINA?/IRAN?   OTHR ? pulsing. UNIDENTIFIED Albert Kosnopfel and Olaf
Biese report in A-DX some broadband pulsing noise signals. Weak signals in
England and Italy, but middle noise signals in Germany, but much stronger
in Finland and Moscow.

Best heard at OH5YW  IP 80.220.212.89 remote SDR unit in Finland.
see Screenshot. 3 main areas seen and heard

4862 - 4915
4997 - 5075
5578 - 5692 kHz at 0100-0132 UT. 73 wb
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

DIEGO GARCIA  [BIOT - BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY] 
12759 log before 0200 last May 15. AFRTS AFN DIEGO GARCIA. You'd never
know there is any SW from the WRTH 2013 national radio listing under BIOT,
and you'd never know there is anything other than Los Angeles relays in
the first entry under USA, AFRTS in the international sexion.

Nor in the SW frequency sexion would you know where to find its listings,
as "12759 3 [kW] DGA DGA AFRTS(AFN Feeder) is all it says. Diego Garcia is
not a country header anywhere else in the book. Nor would you know the
time schedule for frequency changes. Aoki shows 02-14 for this frequency
and 14-02 UT for 4319 kHz which is anyway totally blocked here by ute.

I also hunted thru past months' DG logs in DXLDs, mainly for an e-mail
address. Found this:

"Estimado Ernesto, con mucho gusto: AFN desde Diego Garcia:
<QSL @ mediacen.navy.mil>   Con copia a: <gray @ mediacen.navy.mil>
<QSL @ dodmedia.osd.mil>
(Dino Bloise, FL, ibid.)
Doesn't look like any of those would go direct to DG.
(gh, dxld)

DIEGO GARCIA   12759-USB mode, Febr 14 at 0056 and 0106 UT chex, nothing
audible from AFN tonight, as it was readable 48 hours earlier and
detectable 24 hours earlier. Apparently you never know just when they will
switch from 4319-USB, but 12 MHz is likely to be on the edge
propagationally.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 14)

4319usb AFRTS AFN Diego Garcia heard pop music at 0030-0038 UT, TXion
stopped at 0038 UT Febr 15, TX off.

S=7 signal noted on remote unit in Eastern Europe. I had to notch out a
digital STANAG like signal on 4315.5 to 4318.0 kHz. And set mode to USB
portion.

Due of loss of propagation to rx units in Europe, Moscow, Nara-JPN and
Australia I couldn't trace any AFN signal on 12759usb in 0039 to 0115 UT
periode.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

FRENCH GUIANA  [tentat. - or HRI at Furman, South Carolina?]
KBS on 9605, testing a new frequency.
9605  on 15 Febr at 0100-0113 UT FRENCH GUYANA (Relay), KBS in Spanish.
ID in English, then start of the program in Spanish. Om presents newscast.
Testing a new frequency for South America. Signal almost local, 44444. In
// 11635 kHz GUF, but with a delay of seconds, also with good signal.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 15)

KBS on 9605 kHz, testing a new frequency.
S=9+25 to +30dB signal strength in Iowa and California posts at 0120 UT.
S=9+20dB in Vancouver Isl. and NY / Massachusetts.
9605 only registered on hfcc list for WHRI English on Mondays 01-02 UT ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

GABON   re Africa No. 1 broadcasts.
Yes, as usual Moyabi on 9580 kHz even is on air at 19 UT, in this European
winter night, signal is S=9+15dB up to +20, and set a deep notch filter
here, to the wandered adjacent Moroccoan on 9579v kHz.

To get Africa No. 1 signals on 31 mb was never a problem in past months
...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

GEORGIA/AZERBAIJAN   re Voice of Abkhazia. Da muss man aufpassen: "Voice
of Abkhazia" ist ein in Tbilisi produzierter pro-georgischer Sender, der
auf UKW nach Abchasien hineinstrahlt.

W: <http://www.fmabkhazia.com>
S: <mms://92.51.75.35/radio>    Der Stream ist allerdings sehr wackelig.
(Thomas Adam-D, A-DX Febr 10)

GERMANY   7375  KBC via Nauen Germany M&B site.
fyi: new qrg for KBC towards North America.

The Giant Jukebox and The Mighty KBC are moving! The Mighty 7375 kHz is
Rocking Over The Ocean! On Sunday 3 March 2013 The Mighty KBC is Rocking
Over The Ocean from Nauen site with 125 kW between 0000-0200 UT on
7375 kHz.

Please spread the word! Somewhere in May we will return to the 31 meter
band for the summer period.  kbc <themightykbc @ gmail.com>
(Harald Kuhl-D, DXplorer Febr 15)

GERMANY    Updated schedule of Hamburger Lokalradio and partner's
stations:

0600-0800  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0600-0630 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
0630-0700 Wed/Sat World of Radio English
0700-0800 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German

0800-1100  6190 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
0800-0900 3rd Sun European Music Radio English (alt. 7265 check Febr 17)
0800-1100 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German

1100-1500  7265 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR USB+carrier as follows:
1100-1430 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
1300-1400 4th Sat Radio City English
1430-1500 Wed/Sat World of Radio English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

GUAM   I am Mike Sabin, the chief engineer at Trans World Radio's
shortwave station on Guam, KTWR. A fellow ham in Australia recommended
that I contact you. We at KTWR are looking for ways to expand our
shortwave ministry to the ANZ/South Pacific Region. We currently only
broadcast 18 minutes each day M-F and 30 minutes on Saturday. We
specialize in Christian programs, but we also can relay for other
broadcasters. I am trying to contact folks in that area to see what they
suggest for programs we should try to air. Would you help me with program
ideas of your own? In case any of the folks in that area want to tune us
in, the broadcasts start at 1000 UT on 11840 kHz. Thanks for your help.
73, Mike, NH2MS
(via John Wright, Jan/Febr Australian DX News direct and via dxld)

INDIA   Aizawl SW Masts. I guess - probably only the two 41 mb towers
visible. But there should be a THIRD mast to complete the 60mb antenna
too, from middle mast towards

23 44 01.58 N  92 42 23.04 E  ?
most of the AIR domestic sites have visible 3 tower masts already.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews / SW TXsite Febr 9)

INDONESIA   4869.913  Poor signal logged from RRI Wamena, just on
threshold up to S=6, at 1116 UT Febr 11, hit by annoying UTE noise
scratch, but of CODAR signal type in range 4864 to 4867 kHz, at least.

4749.951  RRI Indonesia Makassar - Ujung Padang heard with tiny signal at
1120 UT Febr 11, but hit heavily by the two Chinese co-channel programmes.
Heard on remote SDR unit in CA-US.

9525.892  Poor S=6 signal of Voice of Indonesia's English sce from Jakarta
Cimanggis site observed downunder in AUS remote unit at 1350 UT Febr 11.
Heard English ID at 1352 UT followed by sweet female singer like South Sea
music performance.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

IRAN   Intermodulations 21160 and 22120 kHz at 1130-1157 UT, fundamentals
21480 and 21800 kHz from Sirjan site 500 kW.
1130-1157 21480 SIR 500 kW 263 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1130-1157 21800 SIR 500 kW 256 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

28120 kHz center, Iran OTH since Febr 11th with long lasting burst
emissions.
Parameters: main signal 28090-28150 kHz, splatters are covering 28000-
28500 kHz, sweeprates 307 and 870 (rather high) - digital HAM-traffic on
10 m-band not possible - location possibly South Iran - waiting for better
bearings - The German PTT is preparing a complaint. Please observe and
inform your national PTTs! Each complaint is necessary!

Attach: Screenshot by DK2OM on Febr. 12th at about 1100 UT.
Observe: <http://www.iarums-r1.org>   - look for "Latest Intruder News"
left column. 73 de Wolf, DK2OM  (via IARU bandwatch Febr 13)

Intermodulation of IRIB Teheran on 21445 kHz. The German PTT has sent a
complaint to the Iran authorities!

dj9kr wrote: Dear fellow intruder busters,
I am just listening to IRIB Teheran on 21445 kHz with an S=9+10dB-signal.
The px is in German (0809-0830 UT, then px s/on in Swahili).

I found the fundamental on 21500 kHz with S=9+45 dB, and there is another
IM also on 21545 kHz. My rig: TS-940 S with 3 Element Beam FT-33 from
Fritzel.
(Uli Bihlmayer DJ9KR, Member of DARC Monitoring System Intruder Watch)

IRAN    Winter B-12 SW schedule for VIORI/IRIB:
0030-0227  7420 KAM 500 kW 274 deg to SoAM Spanish
0030-0227  6010 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to SoAM Spanish
0100-0227  5950 SIR 500 kW 050 deg to CeAS Tajik
0100-0227  7435 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Tajik
0130-0227  3965 ZAH 500 kW non-dir to SoAS Urdu
0130-0227  6040 SIR 500 kW 016 deg to CeAS Kazakh
0130-0227  6100 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0227  6185 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0227  7205 SIR 500 kW 005 deg to CeAS Kazakh
0200-0257  9510 SIR 500 kW 102 deg to SoAS Hindi
0200-0257 11820 SIR 500 kW 095 deg to SoAS Hindi
0230-0257  6175 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Uzbek
0230-0257  7300 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Uzbek
0230-0327  5950 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
0230-0327  6010 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to SoAM Spanish
0230-0327  6095 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to WeAS Pashto
0230-0527  7350 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic Al-Quds TV
0230-0527  9740 KAM 500 kW 250 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Al-Quds TV
0230-0527  9895 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to EaAF Arabic Al-Quds TV
0300-0327  5915 SIR 500 kW 328 deg to WeAS Armenian
0300-0327  7300 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
0300-0327  9510 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Russian
0300-0327 11925 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Russian
0300-0627  9570 KAM 500 kW 079 deg to WeAS Dari
0300-0627 11860 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari
0330-0427  7295 KAM 500 kW 250 deg to NoEaAF Arabic Voice of Palestine
0330-0427  9500 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF Arabic Voice of Palestine
0330-0427  9710 KAM 500 kW 333 deg to NoAM English Voice of Justice
0330-0427 11770 SIR 500 kW 330 deg to NoAM English Voice of Justice
0330-0527  7335 SIR 500 kW 328 deg to WeAS Azeri
0400-0457 13680 SIR 500 kW 211 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
0400-0457 15260 SIR 500 kW 216 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
0430-0457  9755 KAM 500 kW 250 deg to NoEaAF Hebrew
0430-0457 11870 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF Hebrew
0430-0527  7370 KAM 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Kurdish Sorrani dialect
0430-0527  9610 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to NE/ME Kurdish Sorrani dialect
0430-0557  6085 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish
0430-0557  7370 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish
0500-0527 12025 KAM 500 kW 358 deg to EaEUR Russian
0500-0527 13680 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
0500-0527 17680 SIR 500 kW 040 deg to CeAS Russian
0500-0527 21600 SIR 500 kW 046 deg to CeAS Russian
0530-0627 15330 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEUR Spanish
0530-0627 15500 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
0530-0627 15550 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEUR Spanish
0530-0627 17560 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
0530-0827 13690 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0530-0827 17650 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
0530-0827 17820 SIR 500 kW 270 deg to NoAF Arabic

0600-0657 17810 SIR 500 kW 263 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
0630-0727 13810 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
0630-0727 15085 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEaEUR Italian
0630-0727 15500 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
0630-0727 17560 KAM 500 kW 302 deg to WeEUR French
0630-0727 17600 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEaEUR Italian
0630-0727 17865 KAM 500 kW 302 deg to WeEUR French
0730-0827 17690 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German
0730-0827 21500 SIR 500 kW 313 deg to WeEUR German
0830-0927 21510 KAM 500 kW 206 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
0830-0927 21640 SIR 500 kW 231 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
0830-1027 13750 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0830-1027 15400 SIR 500 kW 198 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0830-1027 17650 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
0830-1027 17820 SIR 500 kW 270 deg to NoAF Arabic
0830-1157 15170 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to WeAS Dari
0830-1157 15300 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari
0930-0957 11820 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
0930-0957 15220 SIR 500 kW 322 deg to WeAS Armenian
1030-1127 11925 AHW 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic
1030-1127 13725 KAM 500 kW 238 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1030-1127 13750 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1030-1127 17550 KAM 500 kW 258 deg to EaAF Arabic
1030-1127 17650 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1030-1127 21575 KAM 500 kW 105 deg to SoAS English
1030-1127 21610 KAM 500 kW 112 deg to SoAS English
1130-1157 21480 SIR 500 kW 263 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1130-1157 21800 SIR 500 kW 256 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1130-1427 13750 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1130-1427 17550 KAM 500 kW 258 deg to EaAF Arabic
1130-1427 17650 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic

1200-1227 13740 SIR 500 kW 282 deg to EaAF Hebrew
1200-1227 15515 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to NoEaAF Hebrew
1200-1257 15150 KAM 500 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1257 15360 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1257 15525 KAM 500 kW 064 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1257 17560 SIR 500 kW 076 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1427 12085 KAM 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari
1200-1427 15300 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Dari
1230-1327  7435 SIR 500 kW 068 deg to WeAS Pashto
1230-1327  9725 ZAH 500 kW non-dir to WeAS Pashto
1230-1327 15450 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
1230-1327 17715 SIR 500 kW 115 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
1300-1427  9715 SIR 500 kW 080 deg to SoAS Urdu
1300-1427 11685 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Urdu
1300-1427 11720 KAM 500 kW 118 deg to SoAS Urdu
1330-1427  9665 KAM 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese
1330-1427  9585 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese
1330-1627  5920 KAM 500 kW non-dir to NE/ME Kurdish Kirmanji dialect
1430-1457 12085 KAM 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Dari
1430-1527  5965 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to WeAS Pashto
1430-1527  7285 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Russian
1430-1527  7320 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Bengali
1430-1527  9630 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to SoAS Bengali
1430-1527  9685 AHW 250 kW 026 deg to CeAS Russian
1430-1527 11700 KAM 500 kW 118 deg to SoAS Hindi
1430-1527 11805 KAM 500 kW 100 deg to SoAS Bengali
1430-1527 11860 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
1430-1527 13750 SIR 500 kW 102 deg to SoAS Hindi
1430-1627  9515 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1430-1627 17550 KAM 500 kW 258 deg to EaAF Arabic
1430-1657 12015 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to WeAS Azeri
1500-1557  5995 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1500-1557  7395 SIR 500 kW 030 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1530-1627  7380 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Kazakh
1530-1627  9850 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Kazakh
1530-1627 13785 SIR 500 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1627 15525 KAM 500 kW 310 deg to SoEaAS English
1530-1727  5940 SIR 500 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu
1600-1727  5995 SIR 500 kW 065 deg to CeAS Tajik
1600-1727  6175 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1600-1727  7315 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1600-1727  7435 KAM 500 kW 058 deg to CeAS Tajik
1630-1657  7335 KAM 500 kW 100 deg to SoAS Bengali
1630-1657  9785 KAM 500 kW 094 deg to SoAS Bengali
1630-1727  6005 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to WeAS Pashto
1630-1727  6060 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1630-1727  6090 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeAS Armenian
1630-1727  7230 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeAS Armenian
1630-1727  7345 AHW 250 kW 084 deg to WeAS Pashto
1630-1727  9515 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1700-1757  3965 KAM 500 kW non-dir to EaEUR Russian
1700-1757  5920 AHW 250 kW 026 deg to CeAS Russian
1730-1827  6080 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
1730-1827  6205 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to WeEUR German
1730-1827  7420 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR German
1730-1827  9665 KAM 500 kW 210 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
1730-1827  9850 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
1730-1827 11830 SIR 500 kW 216 deg to CeEaAF Swahili
1730-2027  6060 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1730-2027  7285 KAM 500 kW 178 deg to NE/ME Arabic

1800-1857  6140 KAM 500 kW 358 deg to EaEUR Russian
1800-1857  7350 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to EaEUR Russian
1830-1927  6040 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
1830-1927  6085 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR French
1830-1927  7380 SIR 500 kW 313 deg to WeEUR French
1830-1927  9570 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1830-1927  9605 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
1830-1927 13650 KAM 500 kW 259 deg to NoWeAF French
1830-1927 13730 SIR 500 kW 257 deg to NoWeAF Hausa
1930-1957  6085 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEaEUR Italian
1930-1957  7385 SIR 500 kW 300 deg to SoEaEUR Italian
1930-2027  4005 KAM 500 kW non-dir to EaEUR Russian
1930-2027  6040 KAM 500 kW 304 deg to WeEUR English
1930-2027  7205 SIR 500 kW 340 deg to EaEUR Russian
1930-2027  7345 SIR 500 kW 313 deg to WeEUR English
1930-2027 13670 SIR 500 kW 211 deg to SoAF English
1930-2027 15450 KAM 500 kW 205 deg to SoAF English
2030-0227  6060 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
2030-2127  6080 KAM 500 kW 289 deg to SoEUR Spanish
2030-2127  6165 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
2030-2127  9605 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
2030-2127  9630 SIR 500 kW 302 deg to SoEUR Spanish
2100-2157  5990 SIR 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Japanese
2100-2157  7395 SIR 500 kW 053 deg to EaAS Japanese
2130-2227  5950 SIR 500 kW 295 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
2130-2227  9710 KAM 500 kW 298 deg to SoEaEUR Bosnian
2230-2327  9775 KAM 500 kW 109 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
2230-2327 11800 SIR 500 kW 102 deg to SoEaAS Bahasa Malay
2330-0027  5915 SIR 500 kW 068 deg to EaAS Chinese
2330-0027  6110 SIR 500 kW 075 deg to EaAS Chinese
2330-0027  7325 KAM 500 kW 064 deg to EaAS Chinese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

ITALY   More Italian MW frequencies to close? On 14 December, local
newscasts in at least 12 out of 20 Italian regions informed listeners
about frequency changes and/or the closure of mediumwave broadcasts. The
announcement was aired only once but worries are growing about a possible
winding up of all MW operations by RAI.

The RAI mediumwave network was starkly reduced in 2006, and earlier last
year also when Naples (657 kHz) and Bari (1116 kHz), two historical
stations, were dismantled. Sources agree that 6 to 12 stations are to
survive but no official information is available nor is any announcement
repeated. Italradio was able to confirm that Pisa Coltano on 657 kHz will
continue; plans have been prepared to use it for DRM experiments.

Italian mediumwave stations are operated by RAI under the provisions of a
state mandate as a part of general public broadcasting service.
Nevertheless a list of mandatory MW stations is not available.
(Italradio report on AWR Wavescan 20 Jan via Febr Communication
magazine, British DXC-UK, Jan 30)

ITALY   999  UPCOMING CLOSURES RAI 1 MEDIUM WAVES - automatic translation
...
The question is, how do you feel in your part of Rai Radio 1 on FM band?
In other words, the RAI is at least preserving the listening or is doing
a lossy?

RAI in FM arrives in Forli always very well: the local repeater, Bertinoro
/ Monte May, is on top of a beautiful hill as ideal for covering large
part of this area of the Romagna plain.

[...] The station in Rimini on medium wave 999 kHz is located in an area
far from significant urban areas and I've never heard of disputes related
to the harmfulness of its electromagnetic field. The option to turn it off
is therefore linked to economic evaluations and company policy not to real
or perceived health risks.

On the opportunities and choices of foresight unfortunately Rai we can
only argue with one another, but the fact of paying a fee not still gives
us authority to express an opinion directly. as for the Ministry, if it is
authorized at random stations Time and Frequency pseudo-sample
internationally distributed there problem, but the use of semi-abandoned
for medium wave services local coverage or semilocale matter is evil.
(Fabrizio in bclnews.it Febr 10)

re PROSSIME CHIUSURE RAI 1 ONDE MEDIE
 657 (Toscana) Pisa/Coltano (pi) 55
 693 (Basilicata) Potenza 20
 819 (Friuli Venezia Giulia) Triest/Monte Radio 20
 900 (Lombardia) Milano/Siziano (pv) 50
 936 (Veneto) Venezia/Campalto (ve) 10
 936 (Sicilia) Trapani 10
 999 (Umbria) Perugia/Torgiano 999 20
 999 (Piemont Torino) Volpiano 200/1.5 kW
1062 (Marche) Ancona/Forte Montagnolo (an) 10
1062 (Sardegna) Cagliari/Decimoputzu (ca) 25
1062 (Trentino) Trento/Villazzano (tn) 2
1062 (Sicilia) Catania/Coda di Volpe (ct) 2
1107 (Lazio) Roma/Monte Ciocci (rm) 2
1116 (Sicilia) Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (pa) 10
1143 (Sardegna) Sassari/La Crucca 10
1314 (Basilicata) Matera/Casa Staffieri (mt) 2
1431 (Puglia) Foggia/Istituto Cerealicoltura (fg) 5
1449 (Lombardia) Como 2
1575 (Liguria) Genova/Portofino (ge) 50
1575 (Sardegna) Nuoro/San Onofrio (nu) 1
(Matteo, BCLNEWS.IT, Febr 10)

JAPAN   Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze in various languages*
1330-1430 NF  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE , ex5985
2000-2100 NF  5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE , ex5955
*Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu; Chinese/Korean Tue; English Fri; Korean/Japanese
Sat
Japanese/Korean Sun. Good reception in Sofia,Bulgaria of both
transmissions
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

KOREA D.P.R.   Voice of Korea update, according to monitoring Febr 9-11:
0300-0350  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
0300-0357 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Chinese, back air
0300-0357 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM Spanish, back air
0400-0457  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English, off air
0400-0457 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French, back air
0400-0457 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM English, back air
0500-0557  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese, off air
0500-0557 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS English, back air
0500-0557 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM Spanish, back air
0600-0657  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS English, off air
0600-0657 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Chinese, back air
0600-0657 13760 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM French, back air
0700-0757  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
0700-0757  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
0700-0757 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian, back air
0700-0757 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian, back air
0800-0857 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian, back air
0800-0857 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Russian, back air
0900-0950  9975 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS Korean PBS, off air
0900-0950 11735 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to EaRUS Korean PBS, off air
0900-0950 13760 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Korean PBS, off air
0900-0950 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Korean PBS, off air
1000-1057  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM English, off air
1000-1050  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
1000-1050  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
1100-1157  6170 KUJ 200 kW 028 deg to CSAM French, off air
1100-1157  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Chinese, off air
1200-1257  7220 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
1200-1257  9345 KUJ 200 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean PBS, off air
1300-1357  6170 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Korean PBS, off air
1300-1357  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1300-1357  9325 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to EaEUR Korean PBS, off air
1300-1357 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1400-1457  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
1400-1457 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
1500-1557  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1500-1557 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1600-1657  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
1600-1657 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
1700-1750  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS, back air
1700-1750 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS, back air
1800-1857  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1800-1857 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
1900-1957  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish, back air
1900-1957 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish, back air
2000-2057  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
2000-2057 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French, back air
2100-2157  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
2100-2157 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, back air
2200-2257  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish, back air
2200-2257 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Spanish, back air
2300-2350  7570 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS, back air
2300-2350 12015 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS, back air
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

KOREA D.P.R.   9650.009  Regular two spurious signals from Japanese
service from Voice of Korea Kujang noted again at 0745 UT on Febr 10 on
9588 (9583-9591) and 9712 (9708-9716 kHz range) kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

Two bigger spurious signals noted on CA-US remote Perseus unit at 1500 UT
Febr 11, when Voice of Korea Kujang opened 9325.000 kHz in Russian, and
much stronger English service on 9335.006 kHz with their chorus hymn.
Symmetric spurious on both 9275 and 9396 kHz revealed originate
fundamental signal from 9335 kHz channel. (9270 to 9281, and 9392 to
9400 kHz range symmetrical).
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

LAOS   6129.989  Unidentified radio station noted on remote SDR unit at
Nagoya-JPN. MOST PROBABLY Lao National Radio from Vientiane noted at
1200 UT Febr 11th in Laotian like sound. S=5-6 signal. Co-ch adjacent
even 6130 kHz CNR PBS Xizang in Tibetan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

LITHUANIA    Rhine-Main-Radio-Club / RMRC special broadcast Febr 9:
2200-2300  6035 SIT 100 kW 259 deg to WeEUR. Good signal in Sofia 45544.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

[GERMANY non]  6035  on Febr 9 at 2232 UT I seek the publicized RMRC
special in memoriam Roger Kirk, which was publicized for this date at
2200-2300 UT from unmentioned site; nothing but a JBA carrier here in
the fringes of the heavy Cuban radio war on 6030 kHz, but not intended
for NoAmerica anyway. He was with Radio Northsea International, died
last December 4. See
<http://rmrc.de/wordpress/?p=136>

This frequency-hour is not registered for anywhere, so what's the site,
pirate? In reminding DXLD yg of it just ahead of time, Kai Ludwig replied,
"I think all RMRC transmissions since the closure of the Ulbroka [Latvia]
transmitter, for which they had provided the last hurrah, went out from
Sitkunai," i.e. LITHUANIA. How was it in Europe?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 9)

6035  Stable fair signal into Germany on a clear channel selected. Both
Chinese on adjacent 6030 and 6040 kHz were much, much weaker. Total proper
S=9+20 dB average here in southern Germany. At this winter season night
hour could be from a distance >1200 kilometers like Spaceline Ltd.
provider on their tx site at Kostinbrod Bulgaria, or from Gavar Armenia
site? Site kept confidential yet. Nothing announced yet about tx site by
Dr. Harald Gabler, president of the club. - [see above, originate from
Zilionis provider in Sitkunai Lithuania]
(73 wb, Febr 9)

LITHUANIA   6035  Is Dresden (which lies about 775 km west of Sitkunai)
typically in a skip zone for Sitkunai or is it an unusual event for you
not to be able to hear Sitkunai?
(JL in dxld Febr 12)

6035  I guess 4 weeks later and during summer season til end of September
49 mb would be propagate well into Dresden area too.

<http://www.zilionis.lt/rtv/qth/sit/img.php?e=dipol>

<http://www.antenna.be/hd.html>

Sitkunai antennas of 2008:
<http://www.zilionis.lt/rtv/qth/sit/RNW_lithuania020204.htm>

4 SW antennas:
1 x 310 degr NoAM non-reversible (new 2000)
1 x 259 degr non-reversible (16/19mb) (new 1999)
1 x 259 / 79 degr reversible 31mb (older, previously 25/31mb)
1 x 259 / 79 degr (new 2007, rhombic, 5.8 - 8 MHz).
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

6035, Febr 9 at 2232 I seek the publicized RMRC special in memoriam Roger
Kirk, which was publicized for this date at 22-23 from unmentioned site;
nothing but a JBA carrier here in the fringes of the heavy Cuban radio war
on 6030 kHz, but not intended for NoAmerica anyway. He was with Radio
Northsea International, died last December 4. See
<http://rmrc.de/wordpress/?p=136>

This frequency-hour is not registered for anywhere, so what's the site,
pirate? In reminding DXLD yg of it just ahead of time, Kai Ludwig replied,
"I think all RMRC transmissions since the closure of the Ulbroka [Latvia]
transmitter, for which they had provided the last hurrah, went out from
Sitkunai," i.e. LITHUANIA. How was it in Europe?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld)

QSL Card  2013
Zum Gedenken an den Radiopionier Roger Kirk

QSL - In Memoriam Roger Kirk

E M P F A N G S B E S T A E T I G U N G

Der Rhein-Main-Radio-Club e.V. dankt M. B.
fuer den Empfangsbericht und bestaetigt den Empfang
seiner DX-Sendung am 9. Febr 2013 um 2200-2300 UTC
auf 6035 kHz
ueber Sitkunai (Litauen) mit einer Leistung von 100 kW

RMRC - Vorstand
Postfach 700849 - D 60558 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
<www.rmrc.de>  <mail @ rmrc.de>

QSL-Karte 2013
Zum Gedenken an den Radiopionier Roger Kirk
Foto: Roger Kirk und Nick Barker (2008)
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

MADAGASCAR/TAJIKISTAN   [to TIBET]  New winter schedule for Voice of Tibet
as of Febr. 4:
1200-1230   11528 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1230-1245 NF15502 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15503
1245-1305 NF15512 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15513
1305-1330 NF15502 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15522
1320-1340 NF 7548 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex 7553
1330-1405 NF11517 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11518
1340-1400 NF 7538 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex 7557
1405-1430 NF11528 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex11518

1400-1430  15400 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1430-1500  17535 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1530-1600  15485 MDC 250 kW 045 deg to CeAS Tibetan (DX RE MIX
(News #766 from Georgi Bancov & Ivo Ivanov-BUL, Febr 5)

DB Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN. I would not expect above schedule to be
followed exactly from one day to the next (gh, dxld)

MARIANA ISL  [Tinian]   7235.009  VOA Korean via Tinian relay site.
S=9+35dB signal mainlobe towards Korea, observed in Nara-JPN at 1220 UT
Febr 11. Talk in Korean about students on US university studies.

[Saipan]  9360.015 ... x.020  Radio Liberty Agingan Point Saipan, ID in
Russian at 1257 and 1347 UT Febr 11. S=9+20dB signal in Nara-JPN remote
unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

MOLDOVA/RUSSIA/UZBEKISTAN   [PRIDNESTROVYE disputed area]

TWR India via Grigoriopol Maiac heard on 15755 kHz today for the first
time here, 1330-1400 UT Febr 13 in seemingly Hindi, young lady singer,
proper S=9+20dB signal, also very well clear audio reception in Russia and
Finland remote posts. But sometimes suffered by nearby UTE RTTY outlet on
15756.600 kHz center. So seems coming from Grigoriopol Moldova in eastern
Europe. Not from UZB anymore.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

Frequency change of TWR India in Hindi and Indian langs:
1315-1430 NF15755 GRI 100 kW  98 deg to SoAS, ex7505TAC. But no changes:
1430-1615    7505 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS in Hindi&Punjabi languages
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

15755, re my unID Febr 10 at 1408 UT: Ivo Ivanov says this is the TWR
India service via Tashkent, ex-7505, but stays on 7505 kHz after 1430 UT.
Jorge Freitas, Brasil, also monitored it Febr 11 from 1349 until 1430 UT
via the SDR in Twente, Netherlands, and heard a TWR ID at the end:
<http://www.ipernity.com/doc/75006/14246973/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 6)

15755 on 11 Febr at 1349 UT. UNID in Asian language. (As mentioned by
Glenn). Very weak signal in my QTH, but good signal in radio from Twente,
almost local. At 1350 UT music. A prayer to 1413 UT. ID at 1415, but I did
not understand. At 1417 UT there is no more vestige of signal in my Degen.
At 1429 UT full ID by Om, still I did not understand. Then Yl talk and end
of transmission at 1430 UT. According to Ivo Ivanov, via DXLD, is TWR
India in Hindi and Indian langs.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 11)

However, we now have two reports that the site on 15755 is now KCH
Grigoriopol, PRIDNESTROVYE in TWR's updated B12 schedule as of 10 Febr:

KCH 15755 1315 1330 41 100 98 23456  100213 300313 DOGRI
KCH 15755 1315 1430 41 100 98 1    7 100213 300313 HINDI
KCH 15755 1330 1400 41 100 98  23456 100213 300313 HINDI
KCH 15755 1400 1415 41 100 98  2 456 100213 300313 HINDI
KCH 15755 1400 1415 41 100 98   3    100213 300313 AWADHI
KCH 15755 1415 1430 41 100 98  23456 100213 300313 GARHWALI
(Jaisakthivel-IND, ADXC, via Shakti Verma, dxld Febr 11)

TRANS WORLD RADIO INDIA BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR B12
As on 12th Febr 2013

KCH short call is the old USSR Sowjet era term for Grigoriopol Maiac site.

LOC FREQ  START STOPCIRAF PWR AZI SLEW ANT    DAYS    LANGUAGE
IRK 11965 0030  0045 41   250 224 04/ 4 / 1   123456. BENGALI
IRK 11965 0045  0115 41   250 224 04/ 4 / 1   1...... HINDI
IRK 11965 0045  0115 41   250 224 04/ 4 / 1   .23456. BHOJPURI
IRK 11965 0045  0115 41   250 224 04/ 4 / 1   ......7 NEPALI
IRK 11965 0115  0130 41   250 224 04/ 4 / 1   1234... DZONKHA

KCH 15755 1315  1330 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8 .23456. DOGRI
KCH 15755 1315  1430 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8 1.....7 HINDI
KCH 15755 1330  1400 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8 .23456. HINDI
KCH 15755 1400  1415 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8 .2.456  HINDI
KCH 15755 1400  1415 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8 ..3.... AWADHI
KCH 15755 1415  1430 41   100 980 4 / 8 / 0.8  23456  GARHWALI
TAC  7505 1430  1445 41   100 131 2 / 4 / 0.5 1234567 HINDI
TAC  7505 1445  1515 41   100 131 2 / 4 / 0.5 1...... PUNJABI
TAC  7505 1445  1515 41   100 131 2 / 4 / 0.5 .234567 HINDI
KCH  7505 1515  1545 41   100 980 2 / 4 / 0.5 1.....7 PUNJABI
KCH  7505 1515  1615 41   100 980 2 / 4 / 0.5 .23456. PUNJABI

IRK  5930 1245  1300 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1...... SANTHALI
IRK  5930 1245  1300 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ......7 KUI
IRK  5930 1300  1315 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1...... KUMAONI
IRK  5930 1300  1315 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ......7 HO
IRK  5930 1315  1330 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  123.... MARWARI
IRK  5930 1315  1330 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ...45.. MEWADI
IRK  5930 1315  1330 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .....6. BRAJ BHAS
IRK  5930 1315  1330 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ......7 BENGALI
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1...... BONDO
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .23.... MAITHILI
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ...4... KASHMIRI
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ....5.. TIBETAN
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .....6. HARYANVI
IRK  5930 1330  1345 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ......7 GARHWALI
IRK  5930 1345  1400 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1...... KURUKH
IRK  5930 1345  1415 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .23456. MAITHILI
IRK  5930 1345  1415 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ......7 BUNDELI
IRK  5930 1400  1415 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1...... KHARIA
IRK  5930 1415  1430 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  12..... MAGHAI
IRK  5930 1415  1430 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ..34... MUNDARI
IRK  5930 1415  1430 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ....567 KURUKH
IRK  5930 1430  1445 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1.....7 SADARI
IRK  5930 1430  1500 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .23456. SINDHI
IRK  5930 1445  1500 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1.....7 CHODRI
IRK  5930 1500  1515 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  1.....7 BHILI
IRK  5930 1500  1515 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .234... GAMITH
IRK  5930 1500  1515 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ....56. VASAVI
IRK  5930 1515  1530 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  .23.... MOUCHI
IRK  5930 1515  1530 41   250 224 04 / 4 / 1  ...45.. DHODIA

SAM  6115 1500  1530 41   250 140 02 / 4 / 1  1234567 URDU
SAM  7285 1600  1615 40   250 140 02 / 4 / 1  1234567 PASHTO
SAM  7285 1615  1630 40   250 140 02 / 4 / 1  .23456. PASHTO
(Jaisakthivel-IND, via Shakti Verma, ibid.)

MYANMAR   5985.814  Clear channel, no Korean clandestine co-channel
anymore. Heard Myanmar Radio Rangoon, S=7-8 signal fair level, played
typical local singer music, 1450-1500 UT Febr 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

NEW ZEALAND   11724.987  Seldom visible odd, R NZi Rangitaiki on slightly
odd frequency this morning, AM mode at 0648 UT Febr 10. Fair S=5-6 signal
into Germany, via long path Pacific, Colombia and Azores into our
continent.

Now at 0830 UT on 9764.997 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

Another frequency change of Radio New Zealand Int.in English
1059-1259 NF 15720 RAN 100 kW 325 deg to Timor,NWPacific (alt 11725/17675)
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

PALAU   Radio Free Sarawak on 9900 kHz, 1900-2100 Local time, 1100-1300
UTC. Radio Free Sarawak. new SW 9900 kHz. Tel. 082-237191.
IMPORTANT: Our frequency is changing to 9900 kHz, 7-9pm
says website  <http://www.radiofreesarawak.org>  - so it's two hours.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 9)

Information provided by Rob Wagner: "After a series of test transmissions
on 9900 kHz, Radio Free Sarawak have just announced that their daily
transmissions will now be permanent on that frequency from today Febr 10,
for what is believed to be a one hour broadcast from 1100 UT.
Regards Rob, VK3BVW.
(via Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 9)

UNIDENTIFIED  [SARAWAK]  Time and frequency change of Radio Free Sarawak
in Iban:
1100-1300 NF9900 UNIDentified tx site to SoEaAS but no txion Febr 10&11!!
1000-1200 15425 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS till Febr 9
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

{UNID}   Radio Free Sarawak - SARAWAK [non] Time and frequency change of
Radio Free Sarawak in Iban:
1100-1258 NF11600 UNIDentified tx to SoEaAS, instead of the announced
9900 kHz. Very weak signal in Sofia, very strong in Jakarta, Manila,
Singapore and Hong Kong. My assumption of the transmitter site is
Trincomalee at 60 degr.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

[SARAWAK non]  11600  WRN informed us Febr 11 that the new R. Free Sarawak
frequency is axually 11600 kHz where it started Febr 10 for the 11-13 UT
broadcast; a miscommunication caused RFS to claim it was 9900 kHz, and by
now their own website had been changed to show 11600 kHz.

So we try 11600 on Febr 12 at 1100 UT: only JBA carrier; recheck 1239 UT
has improved a bit to very poor with some music, 1244 talk, 1255 music,
1257 open carrier, 1258 off. At these hours there were little besides
NoAmerican signals on 25 mb.

Transmitter site is still not being released, altho latest HFCC shows
BULGARIA registered 11600 for possible DRM use anytime from 03 to 22 UT.
But Ivo Ivanov in Sofia says, "Very weak signal in Sofia, very strong in
Jakarta, Manila, Singapore and Hong Kong. My assumption of the transmitter
site is Trincomalee [SRI LANKA] at 60 degrees".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld)

11600  on 12 Febr at 1049-1140 UT. UNID with a transmission of the signal
with several interruptions. There is modulation of an Arabic music. At
1050 UT I hear the talk of Om, seems to be Arabic. Everything Indicates
that is the Radio Libya. If is the Radio Libya the really long choice of
Radio Free Sarawak Could not be worse, of course, from my point of
listening. Also may be a transmission test. At 1059 UT one continuous
carrier. At 1100 UT the beginning of the transmission of Radio Free
Sarawak with talk of OM, with echo modulation. The transmission
interrupted can still be heard and seen in the graph of SDR from Twente.
Good signal with moderate QRM of the transmission interruped and noises.
In my QTH a transmission is good, without noise, and QRM of the
transmission interrupted.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 12)

11600  Malay like similar language service from Palau, weak signal of
S=7-8 in Sydney Australia area 1108 UT Febr 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

PALAU   9960  on 10 Febr at 1200-1206 UT, Khmer People Power Movement in
Khmer. Start of transmission and full ID by Yl and Om. Quick music and
talks. Weak signal in remote radio from Twente the Netherlands remote unit
and no signal in my QTH.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 10)

9960  Khmer opposite radio in Cambodian, S=8 signal on remote unit in
Japan at 1240-1300 UT.

But NO TRACE of 9900 kHz Sarawak opposite target radio program, negative
on remote unit posts in Japan and Europe too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

9965  Febr 10 at 1340 UT, "What a Wonderful World", 1343 UT Chinese
announcement, IAD, Chinese song. Nice to hear something secular from WHR
transmitter, i.e. R. Australia relay at 1300-1430 UT, 100 kW, 318 degrees
from Babcock via "HBN" as HFCC lists it.

9930  Febr 10 at 1344 UT, WHR ID, good signal, then 'MFC Worldwide' with
Apostle Joe Perozich and Pastor Mariana Perozich. I guess the Apostle
outranx the Pastor, natch considering their genders.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 10)

PALAU   15360  R. Free Kenyalang via Palau on Febr 11 at *0900-0906 UT
35433 Iban, 0900 UT sign on with opening music, ID and opening announce,
Talk.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld Febr 11)

Site unknown
11600 R.Free Sarawak Febr 12 1110-1144 35333-35433 Iban,
Talk, ID at 1137 UT. Schedule at UTC 1100-1300 11600 kHz. (via HP)
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld Febr 12)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3345.03  NBC Northern, the Voice of Oro, at 1233-1407*
UT on Febr 10. Mostly playing slow tempo religious sounding songs; seemed
to be in Tok Pisin except 1403 UT in English with long list of all the NBC
stations, frequencies and some scheduling info; 1405 UT National Anthem
(instrumental) followed by EZL music till off. Nice to have them back
again! Thanks to Mauno Ritola (Finland), who last July measured the exact
frequency via Brisbane Perseus and today I still found them slightly off
frequency.

<https://www.box.com/s/7f990a21c7afc064a31e>
is a recording from last July of their ID ("This is N-B-C Northern, the
Voice of Oro") and typical programming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Febr 11)

Logged R. Wantok Light from New Guinea, the current offset is 40 Hertz
minus:

7324.960 kHz, measured around 1423 UT Febr 11. Used the remote SDR unit in
downunder Australia. Hit heavily by adjacent 7330 channel, both CRI
Russian and RFA Cantonese services heard here.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3345.03  NBC Northern, the Voice of Oro.
No transmission on Febr 13, through checking till 1400 UT. {not on air
1320 UT Febr 14, wb.}

3365, NBC Milne Bay, 1233-1249 UT, Febr 13. In English talking about an
upcoming festival and inviting local people to participate with singing or
dancing; 1332-1351 impassioned political speech mentioning
"Congratulations ... member of Parliament in the history of Papua New
Guinea"; 1402 UT ID "N-B-C Milne Bay" with address "Post Office Box 111,
Alotau, Papua New Guinea"; National Anthem till 1404* UT; poor to almost
fair.
{3364.981 kHz footprint at 1325 UT Febr 14, wb.}

3385  NBC East New Britain. Yet again off the air Febr 13.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   NBC Northern, the Voice of Oro on 3345.03 kHz.

"NBC Radio Northern - Voice of Oro, transmitting from Popondetta, Oro
Province, Papua New Guinea, was logged on 10 February 2013. A broadcast in
English / Hiri Motu was heard. Local music, station ID, bird chirping on
the hour, followed by news and commentary was monitored from 1945 to
2030 UT. Sign-on was at 1900 UT. Transmission was observed on 3345 kHz.

Reception (SINPO) at 1945 UT was 34332 weak signal, clearly audible, with
atmospheric noise. By 2030 UT, reception quality worsened to 24321 still
audible, less clarity due to increased atmospheric noise. Gradually signal
dropped off by 2040 UT.

FYI
<http://shortwavedxer.blogspot.com/2013/02/nbc-radio-northern-voice-of-oro-via.html>

An excerpt of this broadcast from NBC Radio Northern may be heard HERE.
Reception report was emailed on the same day.
Posted by T.L. Breyel at 3:51 PM"
(via Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Febr 11)

PERU   4824.481  Very tiny La Voz de la Selva in Spanish, at 1125 UT
Febr 11, hit heavily by "wiper arm" signal of CODAR 4804-4834 kHz.
Heard on remote SDR unit in CA-USA.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

PHILIPPINES   11835.015  Vatican Radio Vietnamese sce at 1315-1400 UT
broadcast via US IBB provider Tinang relay, sidelobe azimuth at Nara-JPN
remote unit at S=9+10dB level, at 1337 UT.

11965.015  Voice of America Cambodian sce noted on low sidelobe azimuth
level at Nara-JPN remote unit at S=8-9, at 1342 UT via US IBB provider
Tinang relay.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

PHILIPPINES   9810  Radio Veritas Asia, Manila, Philippines. Language:
Sinhala, 0000-0027 UT. Old Freq 15460 kHz, new Frequency 9810 kHz.
Eff Sunday, February 24, 2013.
(Ashik Eqbal Tokon-BGD, hcdx Febr 15)

RUSSIA   162 longwave "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network".

Radio center Vologochan.
<http://radiomap.eu/ru/norilsk>

Transmitting entity ? 814 (Taimyr radio center) near the M / A station
Vologochan. Put into operation by Order ? 534 of the Ministry of
Communications of the USSR December 9, 1976, started broadcasting on
medium wave to the temporary antenna. January 23, 1983 approved the act of
acceptance of the long-wave radiopreredatchik. Exercises effective radio
to the antenna of the two towers of the twin height 205.45 m with a
coverage area half of the Taimyr.

Coordinates: 69 23 58 N  87 04 33 E

2 mast array
<http://www.terraserver.com?tid=21&cx=503466&cy=7699426&proj=32645&mpp=1.5&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=8b6c8e5fccb3904fea0c356f8d78c35a>
69 24 14.09 N  87 05 24.04 E

reserve mast, TX house, mainpower plant
<http://www.terraserver.com?tid=21&cx=502971&cy=7698945&proj=32645&mpp=1&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=8b6c8e5fccb3904fea0c356f8d78c35a>

reserve mast ? / MW mast; set image 17 April 2010
<http://www.terraserver.com?tid=21&cx=502923&cy=7699100&proj=32645&mpp=0.5&pic=img&prov=dg&stac=8b6c8e5fccb3904fea0c356f8d78c35a>
69 24 04.04 N  87 04 29.08 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

Documentation request for proposals for the development of technical
proposals for construction of a new antenna-feeder system (APS) for
receiving radio centers in paragraph Vologochan Norilsk RTPTS.

Specification - the development of technical proposals for construction
new antenna-feeder system (APS) at the transmitting radio center
in paragraph Vologochan Norilsk RTPTS.

[...]  3.7.4.3. Experiences of the participants - 40 points
awarded to the participant application request for proposals, with the
greatest experience in design work for the construction of antenna towers
higher than 100 m.

Name: Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Television and Radio
Broadcasting Network". Location: 109012, Moscow, ul. Nicholas, 7
Legal address: 129515, Moscow, ul. Academician Korolyov, 13.

[...]  Place of work: Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk GO, Vologochan.

Maximum price of the contract works, including 18% VAT:
1 859 438.29 rubles

Name of the object - "Development of technical proposals for the
construction of a new antenna-feeder system (APS) for receiving radio
centers in paragraph Vologochan Norilsk RTPTS".

Geographical location of the object Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk GO,  Vologochan,
district platform at stop point 39 km east of Dudinka on Norilsk railway
line.

[...] Technical specifications for the implementation of the technical
proposals for the construction of a new antenna-feeder system (APS) for
receiving radio centers in paragraph Vologochan Norilsk RTPTS.

Potential contractors offered the opportunity to develop technical
proposals for the construction of a new antenna-feeder system (APS) for
receiving radio centers in paragraph Vologochan Norilsk RTPTS. Develop
proposals for the design and construction of a new antenna-feeder system
(APS) for the LW band modes AM / DRM. Consider placing APS IR range on the
free areas of the existing radio center. Justify, if necessary, the
allocation of additional land for the construction of APS IR range.
Determine coverage broadcasting. Develop a scheme matching device APS.
Matching device placed in the vicinity of the mast support in a separate
container. Radiation pattern - omni-directional. Operating frequency of
the transmitter - 162 kHz. The bandwidth of broadcasting - 10 kHz. SWR -
standing wave ratio - in a given frequency band - not more than 1.2.
Transmitter power output - 150 kW. Type feeder - a flexible coaxial
feeder. Characteristic impedance unbalanced feed line, projected in the IR
range APS - 50 ohms. The coverage area of radio broadcasting in the modes
AM / DRM.

CONTRACTOR shall by the Customer to develop technical proposals for the
construction of a new antenna-feeder system (APS) for receiving radio
centers in paragraph Vologochan RTPTS Norilsk, and the customer agrees to
accept and pay for the results.

<http://www.rtrs.ru/data/news_img/dok_stroit_AFS_Volgochan_Norilskiy_12.05.12.docx>

RUSSIA   Additional frequency of Voice of Russia in Kurdish:
1500-1600  1089 from Armavir 1200 kW to NE/ME.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

Additional frequencies of Voice of Russia in Arabic:
1600-2100  1089 from Armavir 1200 kW to NE/ME.
1900-2000 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF. Poor/fair signal in Sofia.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

And here advice on two new buzzer signals in 60 mb:
- Russian Buzzer on 4625 kHz on greater Moscow area -
some Russian army alerting radio system, now also noted on two new
channels like 4667.200 and 4709.400 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.982  BSKSA Riyadh HQ sce, S=6 poor on fade out, this
NE/ME non-directional outlet. 0830 UT Febr 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

SRI LANKA   9770  SLBC on 12 Febr at 0247 UT, in English. Om talk,
at 0248 UT music. At 0248 UT ID by Om. Weak signal in SDR from Twente, NL.
At 0250 UT old American music. In the graph of SDR is a frequency
deviation, and better reception on 9770.25 kHz.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, dxld Febr 12)

Sri Lanka BC Ekala Close down!
This historic station which started at Ekala with the wartime South East
Asia Command Radio SEAC is now on its last legs. Out of the 3x VOA 35 kW
transmitters only 2 are working, the NHK transmitters are both still in
good conditions but for spares and they are too expensive to repair and
run.

The old 10 kW Philips txers are almost gone. The old Marconi 100 kW from
Radio SEAC is rusty and with cobwebs and is gone for ever. The final nail
its its cofin came when DW packed up from Trincomalee handing over the
station to SLBC in Jan 2012.

Trincomalee is a fine station and the MW transmitter is also capable of
DRM and they did run DRM mode at 1700-1800 UT for DW for a while. The 4x
SW transmitters at Trincomalee need to run at least 45 hours to make it
viable to use the hige Diesel Generators which need about a $1000 a day to
run and maintain. Ekala is on prime land close to the city and its quote
logical to close it down taking the state of the station.

So If you want a QSL from SLBC Ekala you will have to do so before the 1st
of April as plans are afoot to close down Ekala if the Trinco station gets
the power from the National Grid as planned before the end of the B12
season.

During the 30 year war with the Tamil Tigers it was not possible to take
the national grid power lines as this area was in the front lines. DW had
tacit agreements therun without interference from the LTTE. But now the
North and East which have been freed are making rapid progress and
electricty is reaching most parts.

Victor Goonetilleke wrote: If you want a QSL from SLBC Ekala you will have
to do so before the 1st of April as plans are afoot to close down Ekala if
the Trinco station gets the power from the National Grid as planned before
the end of the B12 season. So while the going is good do it.

Trinco will run at 125 kW replacing the Ekala service. The 0930-1215 UT
service to Kerala will move the MW 1125 kHz instead of SW from Ekala.
Trincomalee now runs on Diesel generators which are very expensive to run
unless the station is at full capacity. Thus the move to get power from
the local grid.

Ekala Sked as of now:
0012-0330 7190 (10 kW) / 11905 (35 kW) Hindi to Asia, En nx at 0215
0930-1215 6005 (10 kW) / 11905 (35 kW) Vernaculars to South India.
0125-0300 (Sun 0500) 6005 (10 kW) / 9770 (10 kW) / 15745 (35 kW) kHz
English to Asia. All above from Ekala.

I will get you your QSLs like I have in the past 10 months or so. The
SLBC's above services will move to Trincomalee in A13 and the relays from
Trincomalee for other clients will continue.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer Febr 11)

SLBC. So, Victor, what is the best way to get a QSL from the SLBC? I have
been trying for well over five years now, and despite the costs of airmail
and return postage and dozens of emails, I have yet to receive a response.
Are you aware of any tips or hints one can use?
(Al Muick-PA-USA, dxld Febr 12)

If you had problems with SLBC, please e-mail your report to me and I will
get the QSL for you. Such a pity that you have had problems.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, dxld Febr 12)

re SLBC QSL.
Adrian Peterson still QSLs for relays of AWR programs via SLBC Trincomalee
site and I consider them very valid as he knows what went out and that it
went out as they pay for the airtime.

As for SLBC QSLs, they have enough cards on hand and they assure me they
will respond. I visit them once a month and get QSLs for those friends who
have sent me reports to solicit my help as a fellow dxer. But they are not
pleading for reports or waiting to QSL. So good luck with reports if you
dare! You don't need to send any IRCs or $ so don't send any and moan and
find fault if they don't reply as they might not get reports in some
instances. Even to the big stations QSLing was not a 100% sure thing. I
think that even enhansed the joy of getting that card!
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, dxld Febr 14)

Re: SLBC. If I'm not mistaken, Ekala has some of the oldest SW
transmitters still in operation anywhere. I recall one DXer in DXLD a few
years ago saying that one of the units had gone on the air in 1941. Does
anyone have specifics?
(Steve Luce-TX-USA, dxld Debr 12)

Steve, that was the Marconi transmitter that came into Service in 1948,
100 kW. Sadly although the TX is still there, it is not in operation.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, dxld Febr 12)

TAIWAN   11605.102  RTI in Japanese, ID at 0820 and 0825 UT Febr 10,
S=9+25dB heard on remote unit in Tokyo. Transmission via Tainan tx site.
Contain also some 100 Hertz buzz signals adjacent either side...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 10)

6240.006  YFR Family Radio in Mandarin via Bau Jong-TWN relay, but
discussed also Corinthian chapter in English lessons... YFR ID trumpet on
1217 UT Febr 11. S=9+15dB signal sidelobe in Nara-JPN.

9734.986  R Taiwan Internat in Japanese via Tainan site, many IDs at
1305 UT Febr 11. Report on Taiwanese on NY festival. S=9+15dB signal
sidelobe in Nara-JPN.

11624.568  R Taiwan Internat in Amoy-Hokkein Chinese via Bau Jong site at
1325 UT on Febr 11, S=8-9 and anoying CNR even {jamming} program.

11640.013  CBSC R Taiwan Internat in Mandarin Chinese via Kouhu site at
1330 UT on Febr 11.

9624.906  CBSC R Taiwan Internat in Vietnamese language started at 1400 UT
Febr 11, at low signal level heard in downunder Australia remote unit.
S=6 level only.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

TAJIKISTAN   7558  Voice of Tibet program Yangi Yul relay site in Dushanbe
at 1342-1400 UT Febr 14, heard at remote polar circle post in Sweden.
S=8-9.

Accompanied by China mainland firedrake music and ship horn tone on
7560 kHz. Poor level of Firedrake here in Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

[UNIDENTIFIED]  7413, Febr 12 at 1320 UT tune-in to mystery station (not
on 7414 today), in Chinese, unseems Mandarin? Today signal is clear, no
self-imposed hash or jamming but somewhat muffled M&W are talking, amid
music bits; definitely not CNR1 as audible on numerous 6 and 7 MHz band
frequencies and beyond, which were playing western classical music at
1327 UT. Recorded final minute at 1329, 1330 UT to open carrier, tone
test, off at 1330:21* UT. Can anyone pull out an ID, or any other clue,
confirm the language?

Hear it at <http://www.w4uvh.net/7413unid.rm>

TIBET [non]. 7414 kHz, Febr 14 at 1259 UT, I finally tune in for the
beginning of the V. of Tibet service in Chinese which I have heard several
days until off around 1330* UT, either on 7414 or 7413 kHz. Today it's
just a rumbling blob at first, then some tones, and 1300 UT starts some
music and talk, but the modulation is underneath the rumble today, and
with BFO, one can tell the carrier is very unstable, wobbling.

Most of these VOT off-frequency transmissions have been attributed to
TAJIKISTAN on various 7 and 15 MHz frequencies, but I wonder if this is
elsewhence? Does Yangi-Yul really employ a transmitter in such poor
condition? Maybe it's just a bonus for their other business, no
complaints, please.
Aoki finally includes it in today's update as Tajikistan:

7413*VOICE OF TIBET 1300-1330 daily Chinese 100kw 95deg Dushanbe Yangiyul
TJK
VOTibet b12

After 1330 UT I look for a similar blob in the 7500-7600 range, since as
of Febr 13, Hiroshi via S. Hasegawa reported the VOT Chinese service,
after 7413 kHz until 1330 UT, was on 7548 kHz at 1330-1341 UT, and
7558 kHz at 1341-1430 UT but nothing like that heard here today.

Strangely enough, Ivo Ivanov in Bulgaria could *not* hear 7414/7413 kHz
today and thought it was off; Wolfgang Bueschel with a remote receiver in
Sweden *did* hear VOT as Tajikistan on 7558 kHz at 1342-1400 UT,
"Accompanied by China mainland Firedrake music and ship horn tone on
7560 kHz. Poor level of Firedrake here in Europe".

He doesn't mention anything wrong with that VOT transmission, so despite
seeming cooerdination in times, and also due to the disparity in which
frequencies are heard where, I continue to suspect the 7414/7413 kHz
blobby broadcast is from somewhere else.

[later]  7414 kHz on Febr 15 at 1326 UT, V. of Tibet again on off-
frequency with Chinese talk under hum/roar from defective transmitter;
stops at 1330 UT, brief tone and off at 1330:15* UT. Since the hum/roar
always goes off at the same instant as the variable closing of this
transmitter, it`s clearly not jamming.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 13/14/15)

Voice of Tibet in Chinese today Febr 15 started at 1230 UT, 1230-1330 UT
on 7414 kHz with much faulty transmitter.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

TAJIKISTAN   [tentat.]  Voice of Tibet noted on exact 7413.9 kHz centered,
contained also approx. 38x BUZZ disturbance peaks, all 20 Hertz apart on
approx. 7413.5 to 7414.3 kHz range !

I assume is only a single transmitter ?? without real strong carrier.
see Screenshot.

Re 7410 to 7420 kHz channel range at 1200-1330 UT.
some comments of defective 7413.9 kHz  TJK Yangi Yul ? Yes, checked this
disturbed 7414 kHz channel for the first time today. Never before had
noted such disturbance signal, originate from Yangi Yul site.

For example noted 7595 kHz at 1251 UT today Febr 15, Radio Free Chosun in
Korean language, with excellent audio quality from probably Yangi Yul site
in Tajikistan.

Check log at 1200-1300 UT:
7404 to 7410 kHz, digital STANAG signal most probably from Turkish Navy
from Ankara capital, TBA call.

7410.0 kHz Two broadcast hit each other. FEBC Manila in Cambodian heard
           til 13.00:05 UT TX off, S=7 at 1217 UT,
           and CRI Shijiazhuang powerhouse in Russian to FE Russia,
           TX off at 1257 UT.

7415.890 kHz, empty strong carrier at 1210 UT.

7419.986 kHz, slightly odd signal of PBS Nei Menggu in Chinese, 1220 UT.

7425.0 kHz CNR 2nd program at 1212 UT, and suffered heavy
           by co-channel EVEN UTE RTTY signal.

7435.0 kHz CRI Beijing in Chinese on even channel at 1240 UT,
           and odd frequency Voice of Vietnam 1st program on 7435.480 kHz.

btw. 7580 (7579.998) kHz at 1337 UT Febr 15, Family Radio in Vietnamese
from Taipei TWN disturbed by ignition spark like jamming from Vietnam.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

THAILAND   9950  Radio Thailand ext service in English read a resolution
report of UN HQ New York to protect young 15 years old girls from child
marriage under 18.

At 1412 UT Febr 11. Service towards PHL, MLA, SNG and greater southern
Pacific isles area.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

TURKEY   Winter B-12 SW schedule for Voice of Turkey:
0100-0255  6000 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Turkish
0200-0255  9410 EMR 500 kW 252 deg to SoAM Spanish
0200-0255  9650 EMR 500 kW 290 deg to CeAM Spanish
0300-0355  9460 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Uyghur
0400-0455  7240 EMR 500 kW 138 deg to NE/ME English
0400-0455  9655 EMR 500 kW 335 deg to NoAM English
0500-0655  9700 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Turkish
0500-0655  9820 EMR 250 kW 138 deg to NE/ME Turkish
0700-0955 11925 EMR 500 kW 097 deg to WeAS Turkish
0700-0955 15350 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Turkish
0700-0955 15480 EMR 500 kW 120 deg to WeAS Turkish
0800-0855 11835 EMR 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Azeri
0930-1055 11795 EMR 500 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian
1000-1055 11955 EMR 500 kW 210 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
1000-1255 15350 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Turkish
1000-1255 15480 EMR 500 kW 120 deg to WeAS Turkish
1100-1125 15360 EMR 500 kW 032 deg to EaEUR Tatar
1100-1155  9840 EMR 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Georgian
1130-1155 13625 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1200-1225  7245 EMR 250 kW 290 deg to SoEaEUR Bulgarian
1200-1255 11805 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to EaAS Chinese
1230-1325 17755 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German
1300-1325 11965 EMR 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Turkmen
1300-1355 11985 EMR 500 kW 092 deg to SoAS Urdu
1300-1355 15350 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Turkish
1330-1425 12035 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
1330-1425 13685 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Uyghur
1400-1455  9410 EMR 250 kW 020 deg to EaEUR Russian
1400-1655 11815 EMR 250 kW 300 deg to WeEUR Turkish
1430-1455  9785 EMR 500 kW 062 deg to CeAS Kazakh
1500-1525  6185 EMR 500 kW 290 deg to SoEaEUR Italian
1500-1555  9665 EMR 250 kW 150 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1500-1555 15200 EMR 500 kW 252 deg to NoWeAF Arabic
1600-1625 11680 EMR 250 kW 092 deg to WeAS Dari
1600-1655  9530 EMR 500 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian
1630-1725  5965 EMR 500 kW 090 deg to WeAS Azeri
1630-1725 11680 EMR 250 kW 092 deg to WeAS Pashto
1700-1725 11680 EMR 250 kW 092 deg to WeAS Uzbek
1700-2155  5980 EMR 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Turkish
1700-2155  6120 EMR 500 kW 150 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1730-1825  9495 EMR 250 kW 270 deg to SoEUR Spanish
1730-1825 11730 EMR 500 kW 105 deg to SoAS English
1830-1925  7205 EMR 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR German
1930-2025  6050 EMR 250 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English
2030-2125  5970 EMR 500 kW 290 deg to WeEUR French
2030-2125  6050 EMR 500 kW 247 deg to NoWeAF French
2130-2225  9610 EMR 500 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2355  5960 EMR 500 kW 310 deg to NoAM English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

UNIDENTIFIED   Subject: OTHR ? pulsing  -  Albert Kosnopfel and Olaf Biese
report in A-DX some broadband pulsing noise signals. Weak in England and
Italy, but middle noise signals in Germany, but much stronger in Finland
and Moscow.

Best heard at OH5YW  IP 80.220.212.89 remote SDR unit. see Screenshot.
2 main areas visible and heard
4862 - 4915
4997 - 5075 kHz at 0100-0132 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 14)

USA   WINB on 9273 kHz. This might be old hat, but WINB from Red Lion PA
is on 9273 kHz right now.

Have heard them there since discovery at 2250 UT. They had an Asian lady
preaching for quite a while until positive ID at 2300 UT. Her program
continued for some time and she was very hard to understand, which made me
hang around initially to see what this was. Right now at 2355 UT, if you
tune in, you will be treated to an Ebonics version of the good book. My
sides ache. Haven't laughed this hard in awhile. Fair reception only here
in Whitehall, more than likely because the signal is bouncing over me and
I am getting limited E/H and some possible groundwave.
(Al Muick-PA-USA, hcdx Febr 9)

Yes. At 0025 UT exact on 9273 Om talk. 25432.
(Jorge Freitas-BRA, hcdx Febr 10)
Was usually on 9264.957 kHz channel, previously on Febr 5th. 73 wb

USA   New very strange frequency of WINB in English was observed Febr 10:
2200-0400 NF  9273 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM, ex9265 kHz. Fair signal
34333.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

Since WINB appeared on strange new 9273v kHz the past two evenings, but
with a steady carrier, I want to catch their QSY time circa 2200 UT
Febr 11 from 13570 kHz. At 2156 UT closing 'Guidelines' which strangely
enough is a Spanish program, and the 13570 carrier is as usual wobbly.
2158 UT quick ID and QSY to 9265 kHz announcement by M&W, off at
2158:43* UT.

I was already monitoring 9273 on another receiver in case it is a second
transmitter, as it has not been wobbly, and could be turned on before the
other one goes off, proving my suspicion but not today. In fact, WINB does
QSY to 9265 kHz from *2159:30 UT, and it's obviously the same unit as on
13570 kHz, with the wobble. UT Febr 12 at 0053 UT check, it's still on
9265 kHz rather than 9273 kHz. Will that ever show up again?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 11)

WINB 9265 seemingly totally OFF, nothing! noted anymore lately on various
trace checks.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12)

Re USA  9272.9  on Febr 11 at 0054 UT, WINB is back on this off-frequency
like last night, meanwhile having reverted to 9265 kHz in the morning.
This carrier remains stable, unlike the wobbly ones when on 9265 and
13570 kHz.  So another transmitter?

9265  Febr 13 at *2200.3 UT, WINB cuts wobble on here after QSY from
13570 kHz which was already off when I turned on at 2158 UT. In the
meantime I thought I heard a brief carrier on 9273 kHz, but maybe a
spoiler from something else.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 11/13)

Measured 9264.963 kHz footprint, WINB English pastor sermon, S=8-9 signal
at 0055 UT on Febr 15.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 15)

VIETNAM   7220.016  VoVietnam in Mandarin Chinese service from Son Tay
site, at 1225 UT Febr 11. S=9+15dB signal sidelobe in Nara-JPN. Unstable
signal wandered slightly upwards. Modern Vietnamese pop music performed by
young singer group.

7435.483  Voice of Vietnam 1st program in Vietnamese via Son Tay site,
observed around 1250 UT Febr 11. S=8-9 in remote unit at Nara-JPN. Hit
heavily even signal of CNR Beijing.

9635.0  VoVTN national program from Son Tay site in Vietnamese noted
around 1357 UT Febr 11, sweet local pop music at S=7-8 level dowunder on
Australian remote unit. Seemingly like Vietnam National Anthem played at
1359-1401 UT.

9839.868  VoVTN foreign service program in Japanese from Son Tay site
noted at 1410 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

[UNIDENTIFIED]   7435.3 approx., on Febr 14 at 1329 UT, big het upon
7435.0 kHz, in Chinese, which would be CRI via Nanning. Can't make out
any modulation on the higher signal. Assuming it's not a utility, most
likely source is Voice of Vietnam 1, per Aoki on 7435 kHz all the way
from 2145 to 1700 UT:

VOV notorious for running off-frequency, tho no such things ever shown by
Aoki, let alone HFCC Iran Pashto service also scheduled from Sirjan until
1330 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 14)

Real Vietnamese heard here on Monday 11 on split 7435.483 kHz,
and Febr 15 on 7435.480 kHz. 73 wb

Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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