WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - March 13th, 2013 (BC-DX #1107)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany






ANTIGUA   BBC / DWL common tx site Antigua Video: Low resolution but a
gem.

BBC / DW Caribbean Relay
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m8RND5xgmI>

This video shows a bit more about the social interactions of life at the
station than we're used to (a nice surprise), but there's plenty of
technical imagery to view.

There's a interesting piece at the end of the video showing one of the
other income generating businesses at the transmitter station. I won't
spoil the surprise.

It's a low resolution video, but I enjoyed it.

As a footnote, whilst this station closed its SW operations in 2005,
I still see the station with 2012 GE imagery as it was in 2003.
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsite March 5)

ARGENTINA/INDIA   RAE "English connection" 11710.9 kHz.
The first 1/2 hour of the Radio Argentina International English service
at 01:00-02:00 UT, is blocked now by AIR Nepali service in DRM from 01:30
to 02:30 UT. I often listened to the RAE English program on the Twente
receiver for its good clear signal. I haven't been able to actually copy
RAE on 11710 kHz for years & this was a good alternative. I guess the last
1/2 hour will still be audible on Twente. Nepali language sce in
DRM mode, eh? ... pretty huge audience for that I guess.
(Dave Hughes-USA  KCMO, dxld March 12)

11710.857  Now RAE Buenos Aires English program in the clear at least here
in western Europe, - but on more easterly Moscow and Greece remote SDR
units, RAE were heavily interfered of this AIR digital signal noise to the
mountain people on the glacier valleys.

AIR Nepali from New Delhi covered 11710.165 to 11719.945 kHz frequency
range, when checked on Perseus unit.

Nice Andean music for my alegria from RAE, similar also heard 5 minutes
back on 11780.0 kHz of Radio Brazilia program. Heard also Spanish from
Buenos Aires an hour ago at 0050 UT with S=9+10dB strength in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

re RAE "English connection" 11710.9 kHz.

I have requested DRM stations to avoid using traditional analog band
frequencies without much success, other than Vatican Radio which did move
away from inband 15190 kHz to out of band to 15775 kHz.

I told them it is against my conscience to help with any reports on in-
band frequenies as they cause so much of hash far beyond the target for
analog receivers. HFCC should consider a section of the band, band edges
for it. India on 15050, 9950 kHz is great, if only they move out for other
services like from 15140, 11715, 17715 kHz ...
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, hcdx/dxld March 12)

Very admirable, Victor.
As Jorge has pointed out I can always listen in LSB & not worry about the
signal degradation but I really have to question how many people are
listening to this DRM broadcast. I mean seriously who the hell....don't
get me started. I think alot of swl/dx'ers really appreciate you taking a
principled stand on the issue. The "loss" of RAE,s english connection
program really bothers me as I consider it to be one of the friendliest,
well done english language programs on shortwave & the music is really
nice,too At least I still have half of it to listen to .
(Dave Hughes-USA  KCMO, hcdx/dxld March 12)

ARMENIA/BULGARIA  More time and frequencies of Brother Stair TOM from
March 1, updated:
1400-1700  9700 SOF 050 kW 126 deg to NE/ME English  SINPO 55555+in SOF
1800-2100 11650?SOF 050 kW 090 deg to SoAS English   SINPO 55555+in SOF
1800-2100 11685 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaCeAF English SINPO 55555 in SOF
2000-2300  7400 ERV 100 kW 305 deg to WeEUR English  SINPO 44544 in SOF

Weak signal 2nd hx 9700=19400; 11650=23300; 11685=23370 and not 7400

All frequencies are registered in HFCC database March 2, with wrong time:
1300-1600  9700 SOF 050 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Brother Stair(TOM)
1700-2000 11650?SOF 050 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Brother Stair(TOM)
1700-2000 11685 SOF 050 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Brother Stair(TOM)
1900-0100  7400 SOF 050 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Brother Stair(TOM)
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)
? via Yerevan Gavar-ARM instead ? wb.

ASCENSION ISL   12070  QSL Deutsche Welle Swahili BCB via Ascension
Transmitter. Full data (w/site) QSL card for a postal report to Customer
Service, with reply in 23 days.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

AUSTRALIA   Behind the scenes: Radio Australia Shepparton.
90 second video on Shepparton TX site narrated by Terry Fahey uploaded
yesterday:
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MavmLK0A9Yo>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, dxld Febr 27)

5960drm  Bureau Met is back up at 2100Z/08:00 local. Prior to that RCI
[sic] was on the frequency which my info says they use for a broadcast to
Europe until 2200Z. Interesting. Same mix of historical broadcasts as
yesterday. Started with an SNR of about 16 dB but since 2300Z has dropped
to 5 dB and currently unreadable. I'm using an ELAD FDM S1 with a long
wire here. I have a screenshot that I shall post later but not sure what
else I should be logging.
(Frank, dxld Febr 28)

Can someone record and log this using DReaM or DR111 and DRM-Log Plotter
and then post it to #drmlog on Twitter? If you can't, send me the log and
I will post it. You can post the audio to the Yahoo Group files or perhaps
we should start a drmna soundcloud area? I can host a file on dropbox or
box too. I'd love to hear it! (-fib, ibid.)

I'll try to snag whatever I can tonight. Right now, Radio Japan is on,
from Montsinery no less! They go off air at 0400Z, so I'll leave the DR111
on overnight and see if any electrons make it my way. Radio Australia
[still AM, right? gh] booming in here on 19000 kHz, very clear with some
fading.
(Brendan Wahl-AZ-USA, dxld Febr 28)

The plot thickens: it is a Bureau of Meteorology 1 kW transmission as the
name suggests:

<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/assignment_search.lookup?pACCESS_ID=1837539&pDEVICE_ID=2252611>

Why they are using DRM is one of life's little mysteries. Seems it is
scientific with a 12 month licence.
<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/licence_search.licence_lookup?pLICENCE_NO=1950704>
Cheers, (Frank, ibid.)

Not a single electron made it here overnight. If it's only one kW, that
says it all right there.
(Brendan Wahl-AZ-USA, dxld Febr 28)

DRM DXing Session: More fun than AM broadcast DXing! Gough Lui from
Sydney, Australia shares his experience about DRM dxing in his blog
<http://goughlui.com/?p=2148>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, Febr 25, drmna yg via dxld Febr 28)

Lots of logs and explanations, screenshots, including:
Unlisted Transmission - Bureau Met 17 Febr 13 0935 UTC 5960 kHz

No idea which meteorological bureau has a DRM transmission, the signal was
interfered with by some spur so it wasn't possible to demodulate the MSC
and hear audio.
(Gough Lui, apparently from above blog, via dxld)

I wonder if this is intended primarily for visual content, being meteo,
perhaps an alternative to fax? But it is inside a broadcast band.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 28)

Dear Frank, I must have had a brain fart, since you did suspect it was an
Australian transmission, I looked up the ACMA Radcoms Database.
Very handy tool -
<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/register_search.main_page>
and guess what? It returned a result.

The license is here
<http://web.acma.gov.au/pls/radcom/registration_search.lookup?pACCESS_ID=1837539&pDEVICE_ID=2252611>

[viz.:]
"Registration/Assignment Details
Registration and Application Details
Licence Number: 1950704
Registration No: 1837539
Client: Bureau of Meteorology
Site: Met Bureau BMTC Annex Glenlitta Ave BROADMEADOWS
Status No Interference, No Protection
Date Registered 11-SEP-12
Certified by S.145 IIC No Guard Space No Agreement ID 0
[ New Registration Search ]

Transmit/Receive Details
Device ID: 2252611
Antenna ID: 1065
Emission Centre Frequency: 5.9600000 MHz
Emission Designator: 10K0G7W
Transmitter Power: 1000.00 watts
Feeder Loss 0"

and it is shown as registered to the Bureau of Meteorology (yes, the
Australian one), transmitting from Broadmeadows, Victoria, 3047, pointing
to a transmitter site here.

<https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=-37.692009,144.94568&ie=UTF8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hnear=0x6ad65ab8e1f00311:0x13045674ed01c880,-37%C2%B0+41%27+32.65%22,+%2B144%C2%B0+56%27+46.84%22&gl=au&t=m&z=15>

[on M80, Western Ring Road, gh dxld,
in G.E. at this area nearby 37 41 28.06 S 144 56 48.91 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/IDacD>
or looks like new vertical rhombic antenna in Bing Maps at
<http://binged.it/14nFyZf> ]

The license is recent, only granted 11th September 2012, with no
protection, broadcasting at 1 kW. Consider this mystery solved :) .
(Gough Lui, ibid. dlxd Febr 28)

AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/SRI LANKA    Latest MBR's changes, updated:

Mighty KBC Radio:
0000-0200  7375 NAU 125 kW 300 deg to NoAM English Sun, from March 3

Radio Joystick from March 3:
1100-1200  7330 MOS 100 kW 283 deg to CeEUR German 1st Sun, exISS 100kW

Radio Free Sarawak:
1100-1300 11600 TRM 125 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS Iban effective from Feb 10

Radio EYSC - Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change
1730-1800 11810 WER 100 kW 135 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Tue/Fri eff Jan 29

Bible Voice Broadcasting Network:
1630-1645 15215 WER 125 kW 075 deg to SoAS Tamil Fri, exFri/Sun
1630-1645 15215 WER 125 kW 105 deg to SoAS Tamil Sun, exFri/Sun
1630-1830  9925 ISS 125 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi deleted from March 4
1800-1830 15335 NAU 100 kW 150 deg to EaAF Somali Sat/Sun, exFri-Sun

Brother Stair TOM:
1900-2000  9835 WER 500 kW 165 deg to NoWeAF English deleted from Febr 20

HCJB Global Voice:
2245-2300 11920 WER 100 kW 240 deg to BRA  Kulina, deleted from Febr 18
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

AZERBAIJAN   Voice of Justice in Azeri was heard Marcg 1-7 with poor audio
quality:
1400-1430  9676.6 SPK 10 kW non-dir to CeAS Mon / Wed / Fri & next morning
0600-0656  9676.6 SPK 10 kW non-dir to CeAS Tue / Thu / Sat, all confirmed
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7/11)

BELARUS   Radio Stn Belarus schedule.
This may be old news which I missed somewhere, but Radio Stn Belarus
website at
<http://www.radiobelarus.tvr.by/en/efir>
now shows Spanish three days a week:
Sat, Sun and now also Mon from 2000-2020 UT, with English starting
at 2020 UT on those days.

Also French is now shown four days a week: Sat, Sun and now also Mon and
Thur from 1940-2000 UT, with German ending at 1940 UT on those days.

Frequencies are 6155 and 11730 kHz. I tuned in today 11 March at 2022 UT
on 11730 kHz to hear English news in progress, and just too late to
confirm the Monday Spanish segment.
(Alan Roe-UK, dxld March 11)

BHUTAN   5030 and 6035. QSL ltr w/ BBS letterhead, full data and detailed
reply rcvd from Kaka Tshering, BBS General Manager for 22 Dec 2011
reception on 5030 kHz (test freq) from 0019 to 0134 UT on UK Perseus site,
and for 12 Jan 2013 "all-nighter" reception on 6035 kHz from 2119 to 2211
UT on Finland Perseus site.

I used <www.box.com> to send Mr. Tshering the audio files, Perseus screen
shots and a map of the great circle paths. After listening to audio files,
he was able to confirm that both receptions were indeed BBS programs,
although he indicated that the 5030 KHz transmission was not regular
programming (I believe that was a part of their testing in late 2011). He
did not offer an explanation of why BBS had an "all-nighter" broadcast on
January 12.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer March 5)

BOTSWANA/GERMANY/KUWAIT/MARIANA ISLS [Saipan - Tinian]/
PHILIPPINES/SAO TOME/SOUTH AFRICA/SRI LANKA/THAILAND/U.K./
USA/VATICAN STATE

Winter B-12 SW schedule for Voice of America and Radio Marti:

0000-0030  7430 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0030  9325 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0030 12120 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0100  5980 IRA 250 kW 020 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0000-0100  7255 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0000-0100  7495 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0100  9545 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0100  9645 UDO 250 kW 311 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0000-0100 11925 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0100 15125 SAI 100 kW 325 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0100 15385 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0100 17645 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
0000-0300  9825 GB  250 kW 174 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0000-0500  7365 GB  250 kW 225 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0000-0700  6030 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0030-0100  6170 KWT 250 kW 082 deg to SoAS Special English
0030-0100  7560 IRA 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
0030-0100  9325 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Special English
0030-0100  9715 UDO 250 kW 166 deg to SoEaAS Special English
0030-0100  9790 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Special English
0030-0100 11695 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Special English
0030-0100 12005 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Special English
0030-0100 15155 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Special English
0030-0100 15205 PHT 250 kW 200 deg to SoEaAS Special English
0030-0100 15290 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS Special English
0030-0130  5925 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
0030-0200  5890 GB  250 kW 164 deg to SoAM Spanish Tue-Sat
0030-0200  9885 GB  250 kW 172 deg to SoAM Spanish Tue-Sat
0030-0200 12000 GB  250 kW 184 deg to SoAM Spanish Tue-Sat
0100-0130  7560 UDO 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
0100-0200  7460 IRA 250 kW 332 deg to WeAS Urdu Radio Aap ki Dunyaa
0100-0200  9435 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS English
0100-0200 11705 UDO 250 kW 292 deg to SoAS English
0100-0200 12020 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Urdu Radio Aap ki Dunyaa
0100-0200 15155 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS English
0100-0400  9370 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
0100-0400  9545 BIB 100 kW 088 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
0100-0400 12005 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
0130-0200  5960 GB  250 kW 174 deg to SoAM Special English Tue-Sat
0130-0200  7465 GB  250 kW 183 deg to SoAM Special English Tue-Sat
0130-0230  7560 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
0130-0230  9335 IRA 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
0130-0300 12120 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0130-0300 15115 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0130-0300 17780 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0230-0330  7360 WER 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Persian
0230-0330  9445 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian
0230-0330  9495 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian
0300-0330  5885 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
0300-0330  7275 SAO 100 kW 052 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
0300-0330  9845 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
0300-0430  9885 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF English
0300-0500 15580 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF English
0300-0600  4930 BOT 100 kW 020 deg to SoAF English
0300-0600 15560 TIN 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0300-0600 17860 TIN 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0300-0600 21570 TIN 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0300-0700  6080 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to CeSoAF English
0300-0700  7405 GB  250 kW 184 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0330-0400  9485 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to EaAF Somali
0330-0400 13580 IRA 250 kW 263 deg to EaAF Somali
0330-0400 15620 IRA 250 kW 267 deg to EaAF Somali
0330-0430  7275 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda
0330-0430  9400 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda
0330-0430  9775 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda
0400-0500  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF English
0430-0600  9885 SAO 100 kW 124 deg to CeAF English
0500-0530  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeAF Hausa
0500-0530  6020 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeAF Hausa
0500-0530  6035 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF Hausa
0500-0600  7290 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0500-0600  9690 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0500-0600  9760 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0500-0630 15580 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF English
0530-0630  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0530-0630  6020 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0530-0630  9480 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
0530-0630 12060 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to NoAF French Mon-Fri

0600-0630  5945 BIB 100 kW 126 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
0600-0700  9885 MEY 100 kW 330 deg to CeAF English
0630-0700 15580 SAO 100 kW 126 deg to CeAF English
0700-0730  4960 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeAF Hausa
0700-0730 12070 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeAF Hausa
0700-0730 13780 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeAF Hausa
0700-0730 17680 KWT 250 kW 250 deg to WeAF Hausa
0700-0900  5980 GB  250 kW 172 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti Tue-Sun
0700-0900  6030 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti Tue-Sun
0900-1000 11855 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1100  5980 GB  250 kW 172 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0900-1100  9880 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1100 12120 UDO 250 kW 006 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1100 13765 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1100 21590 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1200  6030 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
0900-1200 11720 DB  250 kW 110 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1200 13650 TIN 250 kW 303 deg to EaAS Chinese
0900-1200 15670 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
1000-1030 11915 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to SoAF Portuguese Sat/Sun
1000-1030 17850 IRA 250 kW 329 deg to SoAF Portuguese Sat/Sun
1000-1400  9530 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
1100-1130 11915 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeCeAF French Sat
1100-1130 13735 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeCeAF French Sat
1100-1130 15620 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to WeCeAF French Sat
1100-1130 17850 SMG 250 kW 195 deg to WeCeAF French Sat
1100-1300  5980 GB  250 kW 190 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1100-1300  9805 GB  250 kW 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1100-1400  5745 GB  250 kW 174 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1100-1300 12045 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
1100-1200  9825 SAI 100 kW 325 deg to EaAS Chinese
1130-1230 11965 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1130-1230 15555 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1130-1230 17850 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

1200-1300  7520 IRA 250 kW 049 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  9640 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300 11750 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS English
1200-1300 12150 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS English
1200-1300 15110 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1400  6045 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1400  7405 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1200-1400 11635 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
1200-1500  5890 TIN 250 kW 325 deg to EaAS Korean
1200-1500  7235 TIN 250 kW 329 deg to EaAS Korean
1200-1500  9800 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS Korean
1200-1500  9825 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
1230-1300  9810 SAI 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Laotian
1230-1300 11965 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Laotian
1300-1400  5745 GB  250 kW 174 deg to SoAM Spanish
1300-1400  7455 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1300-1400  7520 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
1300-1400  9370 BIB 100 kW 088 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1300-1400  9565 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1300-1400  9640 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
1300-1400  9885 GB  250 kW 183 deg to SoAM Spanish
1300-1400 11750 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS English Sat/Sun
1300-1400 12150 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS English Sat/Sun
1300-1400 13580 IRA 250 kW 263 deg to EaAF Somali
1300-1400 13750 GB  250 kW 168 deg to SoAM Spanish
1300-1400 15620 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to EaAF Somali
1300-1500  7295 NVS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAS Chinese
1300-1500  7390 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Cantonese
1300-1500  9705 SAI 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS Cantonese
1300-1900  7495 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1300-2200 11930 GB  250 kW 184 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1330-1430  9325 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer
1330-1430 11965 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer
1400-1500  6105 DB  250 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese
1400-1500  7255 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1500  7480 IRA 250 kW 332 deg to WeAS Urdu Radio Aap ki Dunyaa
1400-1500  7520 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS English Mon-Fri
1400-1500  7530 TIN 250 kW 275 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1500  9315 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1500  9370 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1400-1500  9390 TIN 250 kW 296 deg to EaAS Chinese
1400-1500  9490 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
1400-1500  9550 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
1400-1500  9565 WER 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1400-1500  9670 LAM 100 kW 075 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1500 11840 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1400-1500 11880 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1400-1500 12150 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS English Mon-Fri
1400-1500 13580 NAU 250 kW 120 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1400-1500 15515 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Urdu Radio Aap ki Dunyaa
1400-1500 15580 MEY 250 kW 240 deg to WeCeAF English
1400-1500 17530 SAO 100 kW 088 deg to EaAF English
1400-1500 17725 SAO 100 kW 126 deg to CeAF English
1400-1530  6080 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF English
1400-1700  4930 BOT 100 kW 020 deg to SoAF English
1400-1800  7455 UDO 250 kW 305 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1400-2000 15330 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1400-2200 13820 GB  250 kW 184 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
1430-1530  9335 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1430-1530 11965 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1430-1530 12120 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1430-1530 12140 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1430-1530 13830 IRA 250 kW 324 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1430-1630  9355 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1500-1530  6100 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1500-1530  9570 SMG 250 kW 070 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1500-1530  9585 LAM 100 kW 075 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1500-1530  9780 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeAF Hausa
1500-1530 11640 KWT 250 kW 056 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1500-1530 11750 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeAF Hausa
1500-1530 17680 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to WeAF Hausa
1500-1600  6140 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS Special English
1500-1600  7520 UDO 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS English
1500-1600  7575 PHT 250 kW 200 deg to SoEaAS Special English
1500-1600  9370 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1500-1600  9760 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS Special English
1500-1600  9930 IRA 250 kW 025 deg to SoAS English
1500-1600  9945 IRA 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Special English
1500-1600 11825 BIB 100 kW 088 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio,
1500-1600 11840 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to NE/ME English
1500-1600 12150 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS English
1500-1600 13570 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to NE/ME English
1500-1600 15580 IRA 250 kW 255 deg to EaAF English
1500-1600 17725 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to CeAF English
1500-1600 17895 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to WeAF English
1530-1630  9770 NAU 250 kW 110 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1530-1630  9975 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1530-1630 11560 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1530-1630 12140 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1530-1700  6080 MEY 100 kW 335 deg to WeCeAF English
1600-1630 12080 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF Kirundi Sat
1600-1630 13580 IRA 250 kW 267 deg to EaAF Somali Sat/Sun
1600-1630 13740 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kirundi Sat
1600-1630 15460 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Kirundi Sat
1600-1630 15620 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to EaAF Somali Sat/Sun
1600-1700  7405 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Bangla
1600-1700  7560 UDO 250 kW 319 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1600-1700  7570 TIN 250 kW 275 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1600-1700  9395 IRA 250 kW 255 deg to CeAF Special English
1600-1700  9490 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Bangla
1600-1700 11840 WOF 300 kW 082 deg to CeAS Georgian
1600-1700 11920 TIN 250 kW 315 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1600-1700 13570 SAO 100 kW 126 deg to CeAF Special English
1600-1700 15470 LAM 100 kW 132 deg to CeEaAF Special English
1600-1700 15580 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to CeSoAF English
1600-1700 17895 WER 250 kW 150 deg to CeAF English
1600-1800 11775 WER 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Georgia
1600-1900  9310 IRA 250 kW 340 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1600-1900  9370 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1630-1700  9790 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to SDN  English Mon-Fri
1630-1700  9880 MEY 100 kW 330 deg to CeAF Portuguese Fri
1630-1700 11905 WER 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  English Mon-Fri
1630-1700 13625 WER 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  English Mon-Fri
1630-1700 15620 WER 250 kW 135 deg to EaAF Somali
1630-1700 15670 WER 250 kW 180 deg to CeAF Portuguese Fri
1630-1700 17655 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF Portuguese Fri
1630-1730  9770 NAU 250 kW 110 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1630-1730  9975 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1630-1730 12140 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1630-1730 13740 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to CeAF Swahili
1630-1730 15265 SAO 100 kW 100 deg to CeAF Swahili
1630-1730 15460 SAO 100 kW 102 deg to CeAF Swahili
1630-1800 13580 IRA 250 kW 267 deg to EaAF Somali
1700-1730  5955 BIB 100 kW 126 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
1700-1800  6080 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to CeSoAF English
1700-1800  7480 IRA 250 kW 310 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1700-1800  9655 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1700-1800  9880 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF Portuguese
1700-1800 11820 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1700-1800 11840 LAM 100 kW 092 deg to CeAS Georgian
1700-1800 13755 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF English
1700-1800 15580 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to CeAF English
1700-1800 15620 IRA 250 kW 263 deg to EaAF Somali
1700-1800 15670 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to SoAF Portuguese
1700-1800 17655 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF Portuguese
1700-1800 17895 SMG 250 kW 144 deg to WeCeAF English
1700-1900  4930 BOT 100 kW 020 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
1700-1900 12080 SAO 100 kW 124 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
1700-1900 15775 SAO 100 kW 126 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
1730-1800  9320 IRA 250 kW 279 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
1730-1800  9485 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
1730-1800  9755 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
1730-1800  9860 WER 250 kW 150 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
1730-1800 11905 KWT 250 kW 200 deg to EaAF Afan Oromo Mon-Fri
1730-1830  5810 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1730-1830  7560 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1730-1830  9440 UDO 250 kW 308 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna

1800-1830  9645 WER 250 kW 150 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1800-1830  9880 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF Portuguese Mon-Fri
1800-1830 11615 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1800-1830 11975 IRA 250 kW 275 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1800-1830 15670 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF Portuguese Mon-Fri
1800-1830 17655 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF Portuguese Mon-Fri
1800-1900  7455 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Deewa Radio
1800-1900  9320 IRA 250 kW 279 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900  9485 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900  9755 WER 250 kW 135 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900  9860 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900 11905 KWT 250 kW 200 deg to EaAF Amharic
1800-1900 13755 IRA 250 kW 286 deg to CeAF English
1800-2000 15580 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF English
1800-2200  6080 SAO 100 kW 138 deg to CeSoAF English
1830-1900  7315 BIB 100 kW 088 deg to CeAS Azeri
1830-1900  9435 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to CeAS Azeri
1830-1900  9595 IRA 250 kW 322 deg to CeAS Azeri
1830-1900 15620 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF French
1830-1930  5810 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1830-1930  7560 UDO 250 kW 316 deg to WeAS Pashto Radio Ashna
1830-2030 15225 GB  250 kW 094 deg to CeAF French
1900-1930  9320 IRA 250 kW 279 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930  9485 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930  9755 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930  9780 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1900-1930  9815 NAU 250 kW 155 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1900-1930  9860 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930 11905 KWT 250 kW 200 deg to EaAF Tigrigna Mon-Fri
1900-1930 11975 SAO 100 kW 052 deg to SDN  Arabic Afia Darfur
1900-2000  7480 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Special English
1900-2000  9515 LAM 100 kW 108 deg to NE/ME Special English
1900-2030  4940 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeCeAF English
1900-2030 12080 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to WeCeAF French
1900-2100  4930 BOT 100 kW 020 deg to SoAF English
1900-2100  5835 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS Korean
1900-2100  7460 UDO 250 kW 038 deg to EaAS Korean
1900-2100  9800 UDO 250 kW 038 deg to EaAS Korean
1930-2000  5885 BIB 100 kW 126 deg to SoEaEUR Albanian
1930-2030  5810 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
1930-2030  7560 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Ashna
2000-2030  9815 BOT 100 kW 010 deg to WeCeAF French
2000-2030  9885 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeCeAF French
2000-2030 15620 SAO 100 kW 088 deg to WeCeAF French
2000-2100  7480 IRA 250 kW 332 deg to NE/ME English Mon-Fri
2000-2100  9480 LAM 100 kW 112 deg to NE/ME English Mon-Fri
2000-2100 15580 GB  250 kW 094 deg to EaAF English
2030-2100  4940 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeAF English Sat/Sun
2030-2100  4940 SAO 100 kW 030 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
2030-2100  6035 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
2030-2100  9690 NAU 250 kW 185 deg to CeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
2030-2100  9815 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeCeAF French Sat/Sun
2030-2100  9885 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to NoAF French Sat/Sun
2030-2100 11860 MEY 250 kW 330 deg to CeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
2030-2100 11885 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeAF Hausa Mon-Fri
2030-2100 12080 IRA 250 kW 275 deg to CeAF French Sat/Sun
2030-2100 15225 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to NoAF French Sat/Sun
2030-0030  7560 KWT 250 kW 070 deg to AFG  English
2100-2130  9690 WOF 300 kW 182 deg to CeAF French Mon-Fri
2100-2130  9680 SMG 250 kW 146 deg to CeAF French Mon-Fri
2100-2130  9815 SAO 100 kW 088 deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri
2100-2130  9885 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to NoAF French Mon-Fri
2100-2200 15580 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF English
2130-2200  7325 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeAF Bambara Mon-Fri
2130-2200  9620 SAO 100 kW 335 deg to WeAF Bambara Mon-Fri
2130-2200 12025 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to WeAF Bambara Mon-Fri
2130-2200 13670 GB  250 kW 094 deg to WeAF Bambara Mon-Fri
2200-2230  6060 PHT 250 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Khmer
2200-2230  7260 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer
2200-2230  9435 TIN 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer
2200-2300  5895 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sun-Thu
2200-2300  6045 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2300  7365 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS English Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7425 KWT 250 kW 062 deg to CeAS English Sun-Thu
2200-2300  7440 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2300  7480 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to SoEaAS English Sun-Thu
2200-2300  9545 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2300  9755 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2300  9875 UDO 250 kW 345 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2300 11860 UDO 250 kW 022 deg to EaAS English Sun-Thu
2200-2300 11925 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2400  6030 GB  250 kW 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
2200-2400  7405 GB  250 kW 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
2200-2400  9565 GB  250 kW 174 deg to Cuba Spanish Radio Marti
2230-2300  5820 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Special English
2230-2300  7460 UDO 250 kW 359 deg to EaAS Special English
2230-2300  9570 IRA 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS Special English
2300-2400  5820 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to EaAS Special English
2300-2400  5830 PHT 250 kW 275 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2400  5895 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2400  7365 PHT 250 kW 021 deg to EaAS English
2300-2400  7430 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
2300-2400  7460 UDO 250 kW 359 deg to EaAS Special English
2300-2400  7480 UDO 250 kW 030 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2400  9325 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
2300-2400  9490 PHT 250 kW 332 deg to EaAS Special English
2300-2400 11840 PHT 250 kW 349 deg to EaAS Special English
2300-2400 11860 UDO 250 kW 022 deg to EaAS English
2300-2400 12120 PHT 250 kW 283 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

BULGARIA   11620  Radio Sunrise at 1600 UT, March 11.
Schoenes Signal von Radio Sunrise ("Idha'atul Sharouq") in Arabisch fuer
Eritrea um 1600 UT auf 11620 kHz, nur gab's massive Problem bei der
Programmzufuehrung. Ploetzliches Ende des Programms nach 3 Minuten, nach
2-3 Minuten Traeger gab's einen Neustart von vorne, nur um an der gleichen
Stelle wieder abzubrechen. Nach dem 3. Neustart-Versuch scheint man's
engueltig aufgegeben zu haben.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX March 11)

Gestern hatten die Herren von Spaceline in Kostinbrod Sofia auch
Schwierigkeiten einen sauberen Programm Uebertragungsgfluss des
Kurdenprogramms auf 11510 kHz hinzubringen, jede zweite Sekunde war die
Leitung unterbrochen. Eine Zumutung fuer die Bergvoelker bei Erbil/Arbil.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

CHILE   CVC Santiago Calera de Tango QSL.

The DX cobwebs in my postal mailbox parted briefly today for a QSL from
CVC-Chile for their last-day broadcast back in August 2012. I pretty much
gave up hope on this one back in January when the stn sent an e-mail to a
ton of reporters attaching an Excel list of those to whom postal QSLs had
already been sent (7 total in the USA, incl. DXPers Craighead, D'Angelo,
Fisher-MA and Lobdell, but not yours truly), together with a blank PDF QSL
("in the case you don't receive the QSL physically") and the observation
that "it will be difficult to send responses to everybody." So this was a
nice surprise. Scans are attached.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer March 12)

Yes, mine arrived today also. Apparently finally getting caught up on
things. This was for the last bcst day.
(Don Jensen-WI-USA, DXplorer March 11)

Must be a good day all around - me too on the CVC QSL for an e-mail report
sent on Jan 23 for both Aug 15 2100-2200 and Aug 17 2000-2200 UT, the
final broadcast day in Chile. The QSL was for the Aug 15 reception, but
I'm not quibbling on that one! Guess QSL chasing is not a dead art after
all, Hi!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer March 12)

Nice! I was starting to get jealous of your QSL until I read that my card
already came. Apparently, I forgot! I checked the files and sure enough it
was there. I am sure this is a good sign...
73, Rich (D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 12)

Very nice, Jerry! Hopefully the Florida P.O.Box address is good for
follow-ups as I suspect there's no one left in Calera de Tango who cares
about QSL's! :-(
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer March 12)

CVC QSL's arrived also in Europe last week, seems an action to wider
audience.
73 wb df5sx

CHINA   PBS Nei Menggu Chinese service on odd 7269.986 and 9519.981 kHz
at 0630 UT March 10.
Mongolian language service on 7419.986 and 9749.985 kHz footprints.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

CUBA [and others co-channel]    Despite I had not realized some DST change
last weekend yet, - in Cuba ? Or US ?
Please Glenn or Arnie, - tell us the real exact schedule.

Noted RHC 11680 kHz at 0035 UT March 12 S=9+15dB in Germany. Speech to the
crowd by political leader about revolution, of course in Spanish (was NOT
co-channel PBS Pyongyangs Kim Jong-Un speech).

RHC 11840 kHz towards CeAM had poor S=6 signal and were much fluttery
signal here in Germany.

RHC S=6 signal on 9810 kHz at 0125 UT March 12 female locutora, bad
mixture with co-channel CNR2 Bussiness Radio in Chinese from Baoji in
western China, latter which was stronger - ahead.

5025  Radio Rebelde La Habana in Spanish phone-in program at 0128 UT on
March 12 at S=9+20dB, proper signal, and next door 5040 kHz English
from La Habana with little stronger S=9+30dB, wonder when same
NVIS antenna type used, from very same location ... ?

6000 kHz is bad mixture result now at 0135 UT March 12, since also TRT
Emirler Turkish night service requested this co-channel. RHC brought
"Focus on Africa" program and played nice music from Kenya.

6060 kHz  RHC Spanish program, fair with S=9+10dB signal strength, deep in
our European night at 0138 UT March 12, co-channel suffered by little
stronger VoIran Arabic from Zahedan site.

Poor on 6120 kHz at S=6 signal at 0140 UT March 12, but covered totally by
co-channel CNR XJBS Uighur service PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi, western
China.

Nothing heard on either 6140 or 6165 kHz, latter channel used now by BBC
Urdu service and an African music station, - latter probably NBC Zambia
program.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

CUBA   An updated schedule of Radio Habana Cuba of 10 Mar 2013

0000-0030  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Creole
0000-0030*15370 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Quechua
0030-0100  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM French
0000-0400 11680 HAB 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
0000-0400 11760 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM Spanish
0000-0400 17705 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
0000-0500 *6060 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish
0000-0500  6120 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM Spanish
0000-0500  9810 HAB 100 kW 340 deg to CeAM Spanish
0000-0100 11840 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish
0000-0500*15230 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
0100-0500  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
0100-0500  6000 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM English
0100-0700  6165 HAB 100 kW 340 deg to CeAM English
0100-0200 11840 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish {En til 0108 UT}
0200-0500 11840 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish
0500-0600  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM English {heard til 07 UT}
0500-0700  6010 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM English
0500-0700  6060 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM English
0500-0700  6125 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM English
0700-0730  6010 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM Esperanto Mon

1100-1300  6150 HAB 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
1100-1300  9550 HAB 100 kW 340 deg to CeAM Spanish
1100-1300  9850 HAB 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
1100-1500  9540 HAB 100 kW 340 deg to CeAM Spanish
1100-1500 11690 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM Spanish
1100-1500 11760 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM Spanish
1100-1500 11860 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM Spanish
1100-1500 15230 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
1100-1500 17580 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
1100-1500 17730 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM Spanish
1300-1500 11750 HAB 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
1300-1500 13780 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish
1300-1500 15340 HAB 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
1500-1530 11760 HAB 100 kW 020 deg to NoAM Esperanto Sun

1900-2000 11760 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM English
1930-2000*15340 HAB 100 kW 053 deg to WeEUR French
2000-2030 11760 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM French
2000-2030 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF French
2000-2030*15340 HAB 100 kW 053 deg to WeEUR Portuguese
2030-2100 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Portuguese
2030-2100*15340 HAB 100 kW 053 deg to WeEUR Arabic
2100-2200 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF English
2100-2300  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
2100-2300  9710 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM Spanish
2100-2400  9810 HAB 100 kW 340 deg to CeAM Spanish
2100-2400 11840 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish
2100-2400 17705 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Spanish
2100-2200*15340 HAB 100 kW 053 deg to WeEUR Spanish

2200-2300*15340 HAB 100 kW 053 deg to WeEUR Spanish
- latter not on 12th March
2200-2230 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF French
2230-2300 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF Portuguese

2230-2300*15370 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM French Mon-Sat
2230-2300*15370 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Esperanto Sun
2300-2330*15370 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Creole
2300-2400  5040 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM English
2300-2400  6000 HAB 100 kW 010 deg to NoAM Spanish Mon-Fri Mesa Redonda
2300-2400  6120 HAB 250 kW 315 deg to CeAM Spanish
2300-2400  9640 HAB 100 kW 230 deg to NoAM Spanish Mon-Fri Mesa Redonda
2300-2400 11680 HAB 250 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish
2300-2400 11760 HAB 100 kW non-dir to CeAM Spanish
2300-2400 11880 HAB 100 kW 100 deg to SoAF English
2300-2400*15230 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Portuguese
2330-2400*15370 HAB 100 kW 130 deg to SoAM Portuguese
* Transmission time has changed, the others were for 1 hour before
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

RHC Havana 5040 kHz. Equinox propagation.

I noticed that Radio Havana Cuba's 5040 kHz channel has carried their
English service (not Spanish) between 0500-0600 UTC the last two mornings
(10 and 11 March) as well as between usual 0600-0700 UTC.

Not sure if this was just a temporary aberration, or a permanent change.
Although 5040 kHz gives fair clear reception during these hours, best
reception here is still on 6060 kHz 0500-0700 UT. Of course RHC switches
its 49mb English frequencies at 0500 UT each day, so maybe they've decided
to switch 5040 kHz at the same time?

Arnie Coro also reminded us on his 'DXers Unlimited' programme on RHC this
morning (11-March at 0512-0523 UT) that the approaching Equinox (Spring
Equinox for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) should give improved
daytime reception on 10-30 MHz despite the few sunspots and low solar flux
at the moment.

Around the Equinox, both northern and southern hemispheres have a similar
amount of solar illumination and so the 'greyline' dividing daylight from
darkness is almost // to lines of longitude. So bands may stay open longer
and there should be more reliable propagation paths between northern and
southern hemispheres.
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng, March 11)

EGYPT   11116.008 kHz Arabic singer, like Egyptian music in the 60ties and
70ties under Pres Nasser, 2130-2200 UT March 10.

UNIDentified Arabic program on odd channel. Heard in Perseus net in
Nuremberg, northern Germany, on Universitty remote receiver at Twente The
Netherlands

<http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/>

in Kiev and Vienna, also in northern Italy.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

However, WRTH shows 774 site is Abis, the other one. So now they would
both have to be at the same site, one or the other, for this theory to
work. Perhaps there was a recent site change, which would explain why this
just now showed up.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 11)

Just a thought, 11116 plus 774 is = 11890 kHz. Is there Egyptian broadcast
at that time on 11890 kHz from the same site? Could then be tx site mixing
product.
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, dxld March 11)

Strange though - but puzzle solved:

hfcc: 11890 2115-2245 27,28 ABS 200 325 0 211 English EGY ERU

325 degr would fit to cover western Europe, even on very small
INTERMODULATION power signal...

11116.008 kHz  Arabic singer, like Egyptian music in the 60ties and 70ties
under Nasser, 2130-2200 UT March 10.

Abis-EGY broadcast 11890 kHz is weak signal S=5-6 in southern Germany
tonight, came on air 21.11:00 UT March 11, but left for a short break
21.13:20 UT again.
After one minute back on air, but still weak tonight.

Intermodulation 11116 kHz came also on air at same time 21.11:00 UT but
left also 21.13:20 UT. At start appearance 11116 was much stronger
at S=8- 9 level,
never any low power INTERMODULATION signal, this was a real 100 kW
shortwave broadcast, but lasted for two minutes only ... !

Latter appeared again now, but channel signal is very weak and distorted
on threshold level. More like question mark occurred, still a puzzle what
happens on the SW antenna matrix or feederline at Abis bcast center site,
towards 11890 kHz curtain array.

MW Abis also on 774 kHz, former 1000 kW powerhouse, now 500 kW reduced?,
4-mast like BBC / Marconi design of Cyprus / Oman Masirah etc.

Abis 774 kHz MW - to shortwave at ABZ would not work,
distance already 156 kilometers ...

There is any formula for the other 9.4 to 9.448 MHz Enigma E25 outlet?
often heard in past 2 decades with same Nasser era like songs of the
60ties/70ties ? Also reported by Rumen in the past ...

[later] Thanks Ivo, now at 0020 UT March 12, right another Abis
INTERMODULATION outlet, acc formula:
9965 minus 774 kHz = 9191.012 kHz.
S=7-8 signal strength here in southern Germany. Stronger signal in
Stuttgart Germany than 11116 kHz this night.

I guess it was 9990 kHz minus 774 kHz, noted some few years ago ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10/11/12)

2115-2245 UT on 11890 minus 774 = 11116 kHz
2300-0030 UT on  9965 minus 774 =  9191 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

11116  March 11 at 2202 UT, nothing audible, altho R. Cairo English is on
11890 kHz, good level fair signal, but modulation distorted. 11116 kHz was
a big mystery heard mainly in Europe, and then Tarek Zeidan in Egypt
recognized 11116 kHz as "Middle East Radio (MW 774 kHz and FM 89.5 MHz) in
Cairo, first time to hear them on SW. The Arabic ID is Idhaat Elsharq
Elawsat".

Guess what, 11890 minus 774 kHz = 11116 kHz, so it's a mixture between SW
and MW transmitters at the Abis site, possible on 11116 kHz only during
the 2115-2245 UT English broadcast on 11890 kHz.

Wolfgang Bueschel says it's intermittent. The 774 mix would also explain
the previous strange frequency from Egypt, 9191 kHz, 774 kHz below
9965 kHz which is on at 2300-0430 UT, so be on the lookout for anything
else 774 kHz away from an Abis R. Cairo frequency.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 12)

Hello Wolfy, now this is interesting. This is the "Middle East Radio
program of // MW 774 kHz and FM 89.5 MHz in Cairo, first time to hear them
on shortwave. The Arabic ID is "Idhaat Elsharq Elawsat".

[later]  Great analysis, but the Q remains the same ... why would ERTU
brodcast "Middle East Radio" instead of the General Program or Radio Cairo
in any language.
(Tarek Zeidan-EGY  SU1TZ, dxld March 11)

Recording of "Middle East Radio" was made after 22.00 UT news cast, is
0000 LT in EGY, wrth Egypt entry show Abis 774 "Program 5 - Middle East
Program" too.

Checked also 11890 + 774 kHz = 12664 kHz tonight. - Negative ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

ENIGMA sign number broadcast E25 and E11 carried the very same program
also in the past decades. (wb.)

FRANCE/ALGERIA   7295  Febr 24 at 0649 UT, Qur'an, no doubt the RTA relay
via Issoudun, FRANCE, which so far in the B-12 season had been running
only at 05-06 UT, followed by RFI Hausa at 0600-0630* UT.

Febr 24 is the off-season change date for RFI scheduling, moving many of
its own broadcasts one or two bands higher, and this obviously also
affects relays of Algeria  but as of 18 Febr, NO *240213 dates are in HFCC
for RTA, while there are many for RFI itself. Nothing on 5865 now, which
until today had been running RTA at 04-07 UT. No doubt there are many more
shifts to rediscover.

The OLD RTA (or rather initialed TDA) entries in HFCC B-12 all show
effective from *281012 to 300313*  04-07 5865, 05-06 7295; 18-19 11955,
19-21 7390 & 11775, 21-22 9395, 21-23 7495; all via Issoudun. Note that
when two frequencies are on, they have usually been carrying two separate
services, some including news in French on the hour.

HFCC also includes IMAGINARY B-12 listings until 30 March for two sites
inside Algeria itself, ORG and BEC: 04-06 7265 & 7360; 06-07 9490 & 9815;
18-19 11690 & 11715; 19-23 11770 & 11785. If anyone ever hear Algeria on
any of these frequencies, it will be big news.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 28)

FRANCE/ALGERIA, Frequency change of Radio TV Algerienne from Febr 24:
0600-0605 7295 ISS 500 kW 194 deg NWAf French nx bulletin, ex 5865
0605-0658 7295 ISS 500 kW 194 deg NWAf Arabic Holy Qura'n, ex 5865
New frequency 7295 is not registered in HFCC database effective from
Febr 24.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 1)

FRANCE   France Info 1557 kHz.
It may have gone largely unnoticed but the France Info transmitter at
Nice[sic, rather Monte Carlo]-Fontbonne 1557 kHz was down for a few days
in December. Rumours had been going around that it would be closed for
good, but not so; it came back after a few days.

Christian Ghibaudo from Nice now tells me that this was due to the fact
that it was moved to yet another location, namely Col de la Madone. It had
already been moved in 2003 from [Nice] Antibes to [Monte Carlo] Fontbonne.

The Col de la Madone station now hosts four MW stations, the two TWR
frequencies 702 & 1467 kHz as well as the "French" frequencies 1350 kHz
(Radio Orient) and 1557 kHz (France Info).

The Fontbonne towers have been dismantled.
(Remy Friess-UK, Febr 21, BDXC-UK yg via dxld)

Remy, It was 300 kW; any significant change in power or coverage now? Are
any of these four stations sharing towers? 73, (Glenn Hauser, ibid.)

Hi Glenn, From what I can gather there are no significant changes in terms
of coverage. The station is well heard during daytime in its intended
coverage area, as it is still running 300 kW.

At night it is heard across most of Europe and, more significantly, in
much of French-speaking North Africa (especially Algeria and Tunisia)
along with the other Mediterranean relay on 1242 kHz. It used to be
reported in the Middle-East and it will be interesting to see if that is
still the case now.

There is no tower sharing on the new site, there are four towers on the
site, one for each station.
(Remy Friess-UK, Febr 25, dxld Febr 28)

Locations on image map:
Two masts for Radio Orient 1350 kHz, and R FranceInfo 1557 kHz at

43 47 39.38 N  07 24 56.35 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/iAU5g>
<http://binged.it/14nMF3T>

another part 600 meters southerly away, 2 masts for
Col de la Madonne Cabannelles, R Monte Carlo 702 kHz and
lower power 1467 kHz occasional daytime at

43 47 21.42 N  07 25 06.00 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/Awf89>
<http://binged.it/14nNgm0>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

FRENCH GUIANA  [tentat.] / COSTA RICA   9490  Radio Republica S=9+15dB,
excellent signal via Montsinery-GUF?, at 0120 UT March 12 phone-in program
in Spanish, broadcast brokered by RMI via Babcock FMO via French TDF...

5952.410  Radio Republica from probab. Costa Rica tx center. Male
announcer on S=8-9 level in southern Germany, 0145 UT on March 12.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

GERMANY   9835  QSL Radio Free Asia Tibetan BCB via IBB/VOA Lampertheim
transmitter. Full data (w/ site) Special 16th Year's of RFA broadcasting
QSL Card (1996-2012y) in 49 days.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

7315  AWR great signal in Tigrinya from Nauen Media&Broadcast site in
Germany west of Berlin, sermon on Israel ..., brokered at 0315 UT on
March 11, requested 0300-0330 UT. S=9+45dB powerhouse.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

GREECE   Greek music hobby pirates on mediumwave band > 1600 kHz.
SV8RV auf Zakynthos bietet Hoermoeglichkeit im Perseus Netz. Wer
griechische Musik via die Piraten mag, hier um 1915 UT auf Zakynthos
gehoert.

Am besten:
AGC - off stellen, VOL Regler auf 25% zurueck.
Preamp, AVG, NB, NR - alle AUS. Sampling 125. Bandwidth 6 kHz.

1611
1620
1640.6
1660.15
1690
1700
1710
1720
1854
1926 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

INDONESIA   4789.94  reactivated RRI Fak Fak, 1301-1338 UT on March 10.
YL DJ in Bahasa Indonesia with many phone calls and playing pop songs;
IDs. Very nice to hear this one again, as had been off since May, 2012.
Heavy CODAR QRM.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 10)

4789.966 wandered to x.970 kHz at 1435 UT March 10, phone-in call program
by INS female locutor[a], noted on remote unit in Tokyo JPN. At that time
NO CODAR interference so far ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

IRAN   Radio Voice of Iranian Kurdistan in Kurdish and part in Farsi
observed on several days in 2013, last time on Feb 22 and 26 with one in
advanced pre-recorded program aired as follows:

On 3960v s/on at 0224 UT IS, 0229 UT Singing Kurdish Anthem, 0232 UT ID
"Eira dengi Kurdistana Iran", pray and ID  echo-sounded etc. Close down at
0424 UT already on moved 3968 kHz.

On 4870 kHz s/on usually with 2-5 minute later but with same procedure and
same program as on 3960 kHz, resp with later s/off on around 4876 kHz.
Close down at 0424 UT for 3968 kHz and 0432 UT for 4861 kHz approx.

There is an evening transmission with s/on at our early afternoon.

Only Iranian jammers are heard now on VOKurdistan's freq 3930 kHz  at
1505-1550v UT (on some days 1525-1625 UT). About VOIK - its remind me on
"Our Radio" [Bizim Radyo] in 70s when one and same program in Turkish was
aired with delay from transmitter in Saftica Romania than those in
Koenigswusterhausen in East Germany.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

Radio Voice of Iranian Kurdistan observed on 0245-0255 UT March 13:
carrier only on 3960.004 kHz, bubble jamming on 3960.065 kHz in wideband
range 3955.8 to 3964.5 kHz.

The other program with HQ prayer around 0240 UT on 4859.764 kHz, main
bubble unit on 4860.096 kHz, in wideband range 4855.8 to 4862.8 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 13)

re KOREAS [...]  My guess is a mainpower net failure at Pyongyang around
14-15 UT, noted very ODD frequency of KCBS in Korean at S=9+5dB level in
Nagoya of 6101.275 kHz, likely NOT Kanggye, but rather from Pyongyang TX
site. All other Kanggye outlets in various meter bands were rather even or
nearby exact frequencies today.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 27)

On March 10th, around 0535-0620 UT heard in Tokyo-JPN, now 50 Hertz
higher...

KOREA D.P.R.   6101.331 kHz on March 10th, 6101.380 kHz on March 11th,
very odd KCBS Pyongyang program, played martial army chorus and brass band
music around 0535-0555 UT. // 6400.0 9665.0 11680.0 kHz.

Scratching jamming type heard on 6003.0 6015.0 6060.0 6348.0 6360.0
6480.0 kHz.

KRE - Voice of Korea Kujang,
Main power / frequency accuracy seems improved during Korean night at
least, many exact even xxx.000 kHz settings now.

Is my strong guess, according three day extensive monitoring, that
D.P.R.'s Kim Jong-Un government bought new BBEF Chinese transmitters
equipment from Beijing China, ... and installed/connected at Kujang
transmission center site in past 5 weeks since Febr 1st ?

The North Korean engineers took approx. 9 months from 'training course' at
BBEF Beijing in June 2011, til the domestic Kanggye txions in Korean
language went real on air in March 2012.

All these also according some VoKorea changes mentioned, contributed by
Sei-ichi Hasegawa in Japan, detected since febr 1st.

0300 Chinese  13649.996  15100.000  SoEaAS
0300 French   11735.000  13760.003  15180.000* ALS WeCAN CeAM SoAM
* only strong S=9+25dB carrier on Nagoya-JPN unit at 0340 UT.

Domestic KCBS Pyongyang Kanggye 9665.000 and 11780.000 in Korean.
Ceased from Febr 1, 2013:
0300 Korean (PBS) 7220.0-OFF 9345.0-OFF 9730.0-OFF  NoEaAS - out of
service

0400 English   7220.000&  9345.000   9730.000& NoEaAS
0400 English  11735.000  13760.004% 15180.000# ALS WeCAN CeAM SoAM
0400 French   13649.996* 15100.000*            SoEaAS
* mixed French ahead, but underneath also English sce program and scratchy
noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

# only S=9+25dB carrier - in Nagoya-JPN, and underneath some French
program and scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

& underneath scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

% mixed English ahead, but underneath also French sce program and scratchy
noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

0500 Chinese   7220.000&  9345.000   9730.000& NoEaCHN
0500 English  13649.996* 15100.000*            SoEaAS
0500 Spanish  11735.000  13760.003% 15180.000# ALS WeCAN CeAM SoAM
* mixed English ahead, but underneath also Chinese sce and scratchy noise
jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

# only S=9+25dB carrier - in Nagoya-JPN, and underneath some English
program and scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

& underneath scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

% mixed Spanish ahead, but underneath also English sce program and
scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

0600 Chinese  13649.996* 15100.000*            SoEaAS
0600 English   7220.000&  9345.000   9730.000& NoEaAS
0600 French   11735.000  13760.004% 15180.000# CeAM, SoAM
* mixed Chinese ahead, but underneath also English sce and scratchy noise
jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

# only S=9+25dB carrier - in Nagoya-JPN, and underneath some Chinese
program and scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

& underneath scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

% mixed French ahead, but underneath also Chinese sce program and scratchy
noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

0700 Japanese       621  no trace?3250.000?  7580.000  9650.003  JPN
0700 Korean (PBS)   7220.0-OFF    9345.0-OFF  NE CHN
0700 Russian        9975.003     11735.000 FE
0700 Russian       13760.007     15244.995 EUR

0800 Chinese  7220.000  9345.000  NoEaCHN
0800 Japanese 621       3250.000  7580.000  9650.003  JPN
0800 Russian  9975.000 11735.000  FE
0800 Russian 13760.006 15244.998  EUR

Unstable services in 09-10 UT slot, many transmission breaks,
probably main power failures?
0900 Japanese 621   3250.000  7580.000  9650.003  JPN
0900 Korean  (KCBS) 7220.000  9345.000  NoEaCHN

But totally OFF at 0900-0957 UT, ceased from Febr 1, 2013:
0900 Korean  (PBS)  9975.000 11735.000  FE
0900 Korean  (PBS) 13760.006 15244.998  EUR

Domestic Korean // 2850.0 3219.930 KCBS Pyongyang, not // 7220/9345 kHz.
PBS Pyongyang? 3320.0 kHz.

621.027  Voice of Korea's Japanese service 27 Hertz odd
frequency at 10.25 UT March 10.

Via KRE - Chongjin-Nanam Foreign Service 621 kHz 500 kW at
41 45 33.53 N  129 42 21.18 E
<http://binged.it/WVc3uF>
<http://goo.gl/maps/eSpbg>

1000 English       6170.0-OFF  9335.000      ALS NoWeAM CeAM SoAm
1000 English       6185.000    9850.000      SoEaAS
1000 Japanese      621.027=    6069.989  7580.000  9650.006  JPN
1000 Korean (PBS)  7220.0-OFF  9345.000-OFF  NoEaCHN

1100 Chinese       7220.000#   9345.000  NoEaCHN
1100 French        6185.000    9850.000+ SoEaAS
1100 French        6170.000    9335.000& ALS NoWeAM CeAM SoAm
1100 Japanese       621.027=   6070.000  7580.000  9650.000* JPN
# much hit by terrible co-channel VoVietnam Son Tay broadcast in Russian
on odd 7220.013 kHz.

& program feed broken, at 1135 UT only S-9 carrier from Kujang heard in
remote net in Tokyo-JPN.

+ hit heavily by RHC 9850 kHz co-channel in Spanish, monitored in Tokyo-
JPN.

1200 Japanese       621.027=   6070.000  7580.000  9650.000* JPN
1200 Korean (KCBS) 6185.000    9850.000  SoEaAS
1200 Korean (KCBS) 6170.000    9335.000  ALS NoWeAM CeAM SoAm
Ceased from Febr 1, 2013:
1200 Korean (PBS)  7220.0-OFF  9345.0-OFF  NoEaCHN

* much broadband spurious signals like a garden fence noted in Tokyo, with
heavy peaks on 9587 and 9713 kHz, in ranges 9573-9594 and 9704-9716 kHz.

= checked on March 12th again, and KRE - Chongjin-Nanam Foreign Service
621 kHz 500 kW was right on EVEN 621.000 kHz frequency.

1300 Chinese       6185.000    9850.000  SoEaAS
1300 English       9335.000   11710.000  NoAM ALS NoWeCAN
1300 English       7570.004   12015.000  WeEUR
Ceased from Febr 1, 2013:
1300 Korean (PBS)  6170.000    9325.000  EUR

1400 French        9335.000   11710.000  NoAM ALS NoWeCAN
1400 French        7570.000   12015.000  WeEUR
1400 Korean (KCBS) 6185.000    9850.000  SoEaAS
1400 Russian       6170.000    9325.000  EUR

1500 Arabic        9990.000   11545.002  NE/ME, NoAF
1500 English       9335.000   11710.000  NoAM ALS NoWeCAN
1500 English       7570.000*  12015.000  WeEUR
1500 Russian       6170.000    9324.997  EUR
* in background heard Arabic audio feed co-channel intermodulation too.

1600 English       9990.000   11545.000  NE/ME, NoAF
1600 French        9335.000   11710.000  NoAM ALS NoWeCAN
1600 French        7570.000   12015.000  WeEUR
1600 German        6170.000    9325.000  EUR

1700 Arabic        9990.000   11545.000  NE/ME, NoAF
1700 Korean (KCBS) 9335.000   11710.000  NoAM ALS NoWeCAN
1700 Korean (KCBS) 7570.000   12015.000  WeEUR
1700 Russian       6170.000    9325.000  EUR

1800 German        6170.000    9325.000  WeEUR
1800 English       7570.000*  12015.000  WeEUR
1800 French        7210.000   11910.000  SoAF
1800 French        9975.000   11535.000  NE/ME, NoAF
* mixed English ahead, but underneath also French sce audio co-channel
intermpodulation.

1900 German        6170.000    9325.000  WeEUR
1900 English       7210.000   11910.000  SoAF
1900 English       9975.000   11535.000  NE/ME, NoAF
1900 Spanish       7570.000*  12015.000  WeEUR
* mixed Spanish ahead, but underneath also English sce and noise jammer
audio co-channel - intermodulation.

2000 French        7570.000*  12015.000% WeEUR
2000 Korean (KCBS) 6170.000    9325.000  WeEUR
2000 Korean (KCBS) 7210.000   11910.000& SoAF
2000 Korean (KCBS) 9975.000#  11535.000  NE/ME, NoAF
* mixed French ahead, but underneath also Korean sce and scratchy noise
jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

# mixed Korean and scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel in background
co-channel intermodulation.

% mixed French[also & !] ahead, but underneath also Korean sce and
scratchy noise jammer audio co-channel - intermodulation.

See CROSSTALK problem below, described by Olle Alm-SWE recently.

2100 Chinese  7235.000   9345.000  NoEaCHN
2100 Chinese  9975.000  11535.000  CHN
2100 English  7570.000  12015.000  WeEUR
2100 Japanese  621.016   3250.000   7580.000  9650.000 JPN

2200 Chinese  7235.000   9345.000  NoEaCHN
2200 Chinese  9975.000  11535.000  CHN
2200 Japanese  621.016   3250.000   7580.000  9650.000 JPN
2200 Spanish  7570.000  12014.997  WeEUR

2300 Japanese       621.016   3250.000   7580.000  9650.000 JPN
2300 Korean (KCBS) 7235.000   9345.000  NoEaCHN
2300 Korean (KCBS) 7570.000  12014.997  WeEUR
2300 Korean (KCBS) 9975.000  11535.000  CHN
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10/11)

KOREA D.P.R. NORTH    Some of the Kujang transmitters are having a
crosstalk problem. On 7570/12015 kHz a second audio signal and a jamming
signal are heard in the background. The same problem seems to affect two
other transmitters, which have the audio of the first two in the
background and whose audio is the background audio of the first two.

The jamming signal is synchronous with the 6349/6360/6480 kHz group of
jammers. These seven transmitters thus must have something in common, like
a shared transmitter hall or antenna field.
(Olle Alm-SWE, 4 March; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

I can never receive PBS via Voice of Korea from Febr 1. It might be
canceled.

0300-0350  9730  9345  7220  3250  621
0700-0750  9345  7220
0900-0950 15245 13760 11735  9975
1200-1250  9345  7220
1300-1350  9325  6170  3250   621

Jamming from South Korea against Echo of Unification seemed to be canceled
from March 6 and can receive it well in LSB mode. However, a beacon of the
Japanese Marine Self Defense Force interferes in the USB side.

0400-0600, 1200-1400 and 2200-2300 UT 6250 kHz.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

re:
Some of the Kujang transmitters are having a crosstalk problem.

They have crosstalk also on their audio circuits. It was quite prominent
on a recording of a satellite transmission, some time ago discussed in
dxld. Thus crosstalk of other program audio not necessarily arises at the
transmitter plant.

But of course such crosstalk from jamming signals is quite funny. Hasn't
it being avoided in the USSR to use transmitter groups for both
broadcasting and jamming at the same time for this very reason? I just
heard that the shortwave equipment at Bolshakovo has not been used for
broadcasting before 1989...
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

KOREA Rep.  6517.973  Korean odd fequency, but also on even 6600.0 kHz,
Voice of People - one odd, and the other on even frequency ...,
probably // 4557.0 kHz, tiny strength Korean language program.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 10)

LUXEMBOURG   1440  Lutherische Stunde back on RTL Marnach, now Wednesdays
at 1825-1830 UT winter, 1725-1730 UT summer.

Da die Reichweite der Mittelwelle Oranienburg 693 kHz als nicht
ausreichend betrachtet wurde, ist die
Lutherische Stunde
Postfach 1162
27363 Sottrum, Germany
<www.lutherischestunde.de>
von der Stimme Russlands zum frueheren Sendepartner RTL Radio
zurueckgekehrt.

Man sendet hier mittwochs 1925-1930 Uhr Ortszeit MEZ/MESZ (CET/CEST) auf
1440 kHz und Internet <www.rtl1440.com>

(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-ntt, Nico Scheer, Engineer Radio & TV Transmitters
BCE - Broadcasting Center Europe, MW Transmitter Station,
L-9763 Marnach, Luxembourg  <nico_scheer @ bce.lu>
via Peter Vaegler-D, A-DX March 12)

"nicht ausreichend" ist eine zarte Umschreibung dieser MW Kleinfunzel,
nach dem weitgehenden Rueckzug der Stimme Russlands von Radio Moskau aus
dem deutschen Mittelwellenraum. (wb)

MADAGASCAR   13730  QSL NHK/Radio Japan Swahili BCB to east Africa via
Talata-Volondry Transmitter. Full data (w/site) Family (Nagoano
Prefecture) Monkey QSL Card in 10 days, after posting a follow-up report
on their website, for a total of 2.5 months. V/s: nil
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

6135.00  Radio Madagasikara, 1614:30 UT on March 11, presumed the one here
surfacing after co-channel BBC had left. Malagasy (? didn't sound like
French) male & female alternating, in the clear until BBC reappeared
1628:03 UT. Then alone again 1659:32 UT when BBC had closed. Noted with
talk & western pop songs to 1734 / 1735 UT, unfortunately missed exact
s/off time as I had briefly tuned away. Again noted today, March 12,
1614:30 UT in between BBC off and back on again. Quite a nice signal
despite annoying splatter from Xizang PBS 6130 kHz. MDG usually closes
here 1500v UT, can anyone else confirm?

Presumed R Madagasikara still poorly audible under co-channel BBC 1655 but
must have left a few mins later as 6135 kHz was empty at 1659:29 UT when
BBC closed.
(Martien Groot-HOL, dxld March 12)

MONGOLIA    Some changes for Voice of Mongolia effective from March 1:
0900-0930 12085 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS English,  ex1030-1100
1030-1100 12085 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Japanese, ex0900-0930

All other transmissions remain unchanged:
0930-1000 12085 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS Mongolian
1000-1030 12085 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS Chinese
1400-1430 12015 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS Mongolian
1430-1500 12015 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS Chinese
1500-1530 12015 U-B 250 kW 116 deg to EaAS Japanese
1530-1600 12015 U-B 250 kW 178 deg to SoAS English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

PHILIPPINES   9600 & 12035  QSL Vatican Radio Vietnamese BCB via Palauig
relay in Philippines (Radio Veritas). Full data (w/ site as Philippines
indicated on Card) Pope Benedict's German Trip plus Nativity Event QSL
card, plus a very interesting Booklet on the Past and Present Facilities
of Vatican radio's History. Very Impressive!Rely in 58 days. V/s
illegible.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

RUSSIA    The "buzzer", 4625 kHz.

This one is again producing spurs on the higher side. This has happened
several times before, so the transmitter probably has served its useful
life. The signal of the buzzer is USB plus carrier, the carrier sometimes
being reduced.

Today it emits about 20 buzzes per minute. Years ago it was 59 bpm. In
yesterday's short buzzes the basic audio frequency was increased slightly
during each buzz, like so called chirp radar. In today's longer buzzes the
basic audio frequency varies slightly up and down with three or four such
periods in each buzz. A few months ago there was a period when the pitch
was much higher than what we normally hear. I do not know if this was
intentional or caused by a faulty feeder circuit. I happened to be tuned
in when the pitch was all of a sudden turned back to normal. The audio
from time to time contains crackling reminding of an old time telephone
line.

[later]  I just (at 1250 UT March 5) checked the buzzer spurs, and they
were there as usual. Poor reception from East Asia during the day, so I
have been unable to have a look at the jamming situation.
(Olle Alm-SWE, March 4/5; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

Thanks to recent comment of Olle,
3 websites at
<www.wired.com/magazine/2011/09/ff_uvb76/>

a lot of 33 foto images here at Povarovo wooden area
56 05 08.26 N  37 06 04.88 E

<www.panoramio.com/photo/47082034>
56 04 59.07 N  37 06 00.94 E

4625.000 kHz, always exact like a standard frequency WWV or RMW Institute
of Metrology for Time and Space (IMVP), GP "VNIIFTRI", Mendeleevo ...

re Moscow[or moved away few years ago to different place ...] army
buzzer - I checked yesterday 4667.200 and 4709.400 kHz, which both I heard
on Febr 11 very strong, but NOTHING heard yesterday.

Maybe feeder line or antenna was SNOW COVERED in February -
and mis-aligned then too....
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

I have no idea whether the buzzers are refitted voice/music jammers or are
a new generation specifically made for the purpose. Anyhow, they are
probably the result of the new harder line government that recently took
office. Apparently the Chinese transmitters are tunable only in 5 kHz
steps

This, I think, clearly indicates that the jamming is being done with
broadcasting gear. Also the behaviour of the new jamming signal to start
with 1...2 seconds of open carrier is typical for the switch-on sequence
of state-of-the-art broadcasting transmitters.

But still I would guess that they indeed have developed a new, special
noise modulator, being used with standard broadcasting transmitters. Not
necessarily domestic made ones I think.

[later]  The "buzzer", 4625 kHz. [...] The audio from time to time
contains crackling reminding of an old time telephone line.

Is it still online anywhere what someone (Rimantas Pleikys if I recall
correct) has posted about the UVB-76 outlet years ago? It was a Geocities
page, deleted by Yahoo just like all the others. Now only all the wild
conspiracy stuff pops up on a Google search.

Gist was that Povarovo is the receiving end of a voice channel from a
staff office at Moscow (not Genshtab but a regional one if I recall
correct). The buzzes obviously originate from a phone/comms console there.
I already mused about standard gear that could be considered, just got no
idea. Must be a pretty primitive set-up, not deserving any further
trouble, since all it is supposed to do is buzzing away.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

SOMALIA   7120  Hargeisa QSL.
I thought people would be interested in seeing this good looking QSL shown
on the cover of the JSWC e-bulletin, March 2013. It was received by club
member Yasuharu Tanabe from the German address in 13 days for an English
report on 7120 kHz. This is a different design from the one that has been
issued for some time from Germany.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer March 5)

Re: Hargeisa QSL. Pensioner Baldur Drobnica DJ6SI visited Somaliland in
Oct 2009. On top image, he is dressed with red shirt.

Left above, is the older Marconi tx plate, which replaced in 2012 by BBEF
Beijing Made in China of the 50 kW unit on 7120 kHz.
right below - seemingly - some of the main power stored accumulators ...

Baldur Drobnica visited Hargeysa Somaliland area on 21 Oct 2009.
<www.pileup.de.com/> Homepage of Baldur,
click left column on R Hargeisa 2009 tag.

<www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/7100r1.pdf>

<www.dm.unipi.it/~jama/mypage/idaacadda.html>

of 1994 Somaliland radio
<http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Electronic/Shortwave_Radio_15511.html>
73 wolfy df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 5)

SRI LANKA   7189.795  SLBC Ekala bcast at S=6-7 level, in otherwise free
channel, Hindi program at 0200 UT March 12.

9770.203  SLBC English comment on income and Unions, S=8-9 at 0202 UT
March 12, audio was NOT CLEAN, bad final tube circuit?

11904.993  Nice subcontinental music in Hindi program at 0210 UT March 12,
S=9+15dB here in Germany.

And surprise, surprise, 15 MHz made it into Europe on this DEEP night,
15744.991 kHz, English sce at S=6 level, at least above threshold level,
so understand the language.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

SRI LANKA   11600  Radio Free Sarawak via Sri Lanka (per Ivo Ivanov-BUL),
at 1205 UT on March 11. Continuing to provide detailed updated info on the
military conflict in Sabah. March 10 with 1257* UT. March 6 at 1213 UT
with nice ID and mentions of "Fighter jets" and "General Zulkifeli
Mohammad Zin".
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

TAJIKISTAN   7245  I was too early, noted only carrier from Yangi Yul site
near Dushanbe, 0148 to 0200 UT S=9+25 proper signal, but accompanied
by four BUZZ peaks on +/- 300 and 600 Hertz each. Scheduled from 0200 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

TURKEY   702  Increased bc time on MW 702 kHz from Istanbul studio,
observed 20-27 February - now s/on 0400-2000v UT daily. Own program in
Turkish except some nx of TRT Radio Haber program.

Also heard 0400-0800 UT local programs on 927 kHz Studio Izmir, 954 kHz
Radio Trabzon, with super strong signal radio Antalya on 891 kHz,
on 1062 kHz (s/on 0400-0530 UT ... 1430-1521 UT s/off), TRT TSR Radyo 6
in Kurdish and on Feb 27 at 1900 UT nx in Arabic of TRT Arabiya
(approx ID) on 630 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 3)

UKRAINE   Yaroslav Derevyagin (Odessa) on the forum <www.ukrtvr.org>

"Chernivtsi 837 kHz [Radio Bucovina]: in the last week reduced the volume
of broadcasting. Now works from 08:00 to 15:00 [local time; 06:00-13:00
UT].

Dnepropetrovsk 873 kHz [2nd channel of Dnepropetrovsk oblast radio]: this
week reduced the volume of broadcasting. Now works from 12:00 to 16:00
[local time; 10:00-14:00 UT].

Vinnitsa 1377 kHz [Radio Khvylia]: the revised schedule - from 12:00 to AC
16:08 [local time; 10:00-AC 14:08 UC]".

<http://www.ukrtvr.org/forum.html?func=view&catid=90&id=12166&limit=10&start=380#47000>
(Alexander Dyadishchev-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx" RUSdx March 10)

South of Odessa region. Ismail site.
1404 kHz. The new transmitter 10 kW in Izmail recently installed and
tested. The schedule of broadcasting arbitrary. Today (5 March 2013) heard
about 03.50 UT.

In Kiev the most effective scores Romania - in 03.55 UT anthem of Romania,
at 04.00 UT Radio Cluj. The need for such a transmitter has arisen due to
the poor reception of UR of the 972 kHz in the South of Ukraine.
(Alexander Egorov-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" & "open_dx" RUSdx March 10)

UNID  [to ETHIOPIA]  New schedule of E-SAT Radio according to monitoring
Febr 1 - Mar 1:
All frequencies are jamming by Ethiopia with broadband DRM-like white
noise

1st/3rd week of the month
1700-1800 15390 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Mon
1700-1800 15375 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Tue
1700-1800 15380 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Wed
1700-1800 15365 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Thu
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Fri
1700-1800 15375 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sat
1700-1800 15370 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sun

2nd/4th week of the month
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Mon
1700-1800 15390 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Tue
1700-1800 15395 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Wed
1700-1800 15380 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Thu
1700-1800 15390 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Fri
1700-1800 15375 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sat
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sun

5th week of the month
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Mon
1700-1800 15385 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Tue
1700-1800 15395 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Wed
1700-1800 15380 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Thu
1700-1800 15390 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Fri
1700-1800 15375 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sat
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 7)

USA   9264.959  WINB S=9+15dB signal in Stuttgart, "machine gun like"
pastor prayer - oooh my God -, at 0108 UT March 12, S=9+15dB and fluttery.

9329.984  at 0115 UT March 12, Aoki list show WBCQ Monticello in H3E mode,
more upper side band signal with carrier.

5830  WTWW English religious program at 0132 UT March 12, fluttery but
S=9+20dB, male prayer. Suffered by co-ch UTE wideband digital station on
5825.5 to 5834.5 kHz range !

5920  WHRI English program, female talk on birth, baby, nurse, childrens
doctor, S=9+30dB powerhouse across the atlantic, approx. 0138 UT March 12.

5945  Evangelic YFR Family Radio bcast from Okeechobee-FL old bcast site,
S=9+10dB in English at 0140 UT March 12. WWW YFR address given in detail.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 12)

USA    Updated schedule station WBCQ The Planet from March 10, 2013

WBCQ-1
1900-0400 7490 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Tue Sat
2000-0400 7490 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Mon Wed-Fri
2100-0400 7490 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Sun

WBCQ-2
0000-2400 9330 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C

WBCQ-3
1400-2100 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Sat
1700-2100 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Sun-Fri

WBCQ-4
0000-0300  5110 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Fri-Sun
2300-2400  5110 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English USB + C Sat Sun

Updated schedule station WINB of March 10, 2013:
1130-1630 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1630-1800 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat Sun
1800-2100 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English
2100-0200  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Mon Thu
2100-0300  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue Wed Fri-Sun

Schedule station with KJES of march 10, 2013
0100-0200  7555 JES 050 kW 335 deg to NoWeAM English, ex0200-0300
0200-0230  7555 JES 050 kW 020 deg to NoEaAM English, ex0300-0330
1300-1400 11715 JES 050 kW 070 deg to NoEaAM English, ex1400-1500
1400-1500 11715 JES 050 kW 350 deg to NoWeAM English, ex1500-1600
1500-1600 11715 JES 050 kW 150 deg to CeAM Spanish,   ex1600-1700
1800-1900 15385 JES 050 kW 270 deg to AUS English,    ex1900-2000
1900-2000 15385 JES 050 kW 100 deg to SoAM Spanish,   ex2000-2100

Schedule station WTWW We Transmit World Wide of March 10, 2013

WTWW-1
0000-1300  5830 TWW 100 kW 050 deg to NoEaAM English, ex0000-1400
1300-2400  9479 TWW 100 kW 050 deg to NoEaAM English, ex1400-2400

WTWW-2, new daytime frequency 9930, ex9905, re-ex9990 kHz.
1900-2300  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English, ex2000-2400
2300-0400  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English, ex0000-0500

WTWW-3
1300-1400 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to WeEUR Russian Fri-Tue, x1400-1500
1400-2000 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to WeEUR Arabic  Fri-Tue, x1500-2100
2000-2300 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to WeEUR French  Fri-Tue, x2100-2400
2300-0200 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to WeEUR Spanish Sat-Wed, x0000-0300
0200-0400 12105 TWW 100 kW 040 deg to WeEUR Portug. Sat-Wed, x0300-0500

Schedule station World Wide Christian Radio from 03/10/2013:

WWCR-1
0100-0900  3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
0900-2100 15825 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English
2100-0100  6875 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English

WWCR-2
0000-1200  5935 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1200-1500  7490 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1500-2100 12160 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
2100-2400  9350 WCR 100 kW 085 deg to CeAF English

WWCR-3
0000-1200  4840 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English
1200-2400 13845 WCR 100 kW 040 deg to NoAM English

WWCR-4
0000-0200  7520 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English
0200-1200  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to CeAM English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 11)

USA   6030  QSL Radio Marti via Edward R. Morrow Transmitting Station, VOA
Site "B". Full data (Ham style-QSL card showing the curtain arrays of the
site, for a report direct to the Transmitter site.

Reply in 60 days. V/S; illegible WB4PMQ (Call sign).
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

9895  QSL Radio Nederland's Spanish BCB to Latin America via WHRI Cypress
Creek Transmitter. Full data (w/site) Hologram windmill twister Collection
QSL card for a postal report in 32 days. First type of Hologram type of
card for me!
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

13570  QSL WINB Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Full data ( w/ no site indicated)
50th Anniversary Special QSL Card for a postal report. Reply in 25 days.
V/s: illegible.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

UZBEKISTAN   7505  Trans World Radio Punjab BCB to India via Tashkent
transmitter. Full data (w/site) .pdf E-mail reply with verification
accompanying letter. QSL shows the SW towers of Guam (B-12 QSL Series).
Reply in 86 days after posting report on the website of TWR-India.
V/S: Franklin Abraham.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN, dxld March 5)

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Invitation to the 2013 EDXC Conference in Portugal.

Dear DX friends,
We would like to welcome you all to the EDXC conference 2013 to be held in
Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 6-9 September, 2013.

Our conference hotel is Sweet Residence & Gardens
<http://www.sweethotels.pt/hoteis_residence.php>

<http://www.sweethotels.pt/contactos_r.php>
located about 500 metres from the nearest beach of the Atlantic Ocean.

The preliminary programme is as follows (local time, WEST):

6 September (Friday):
19.00 Check in starts at the aparthotel Sweet Residence & Gardens

21.00 Welcome session with cocktail

7 September (Saturday):
08.00-10.00 Breakfast

10.00 Programme about DXing and EDXC, to be confirmed: introduction to the
history and recent developments of Portuguese shortwave & mediumwave
broadcasting, by Mika Palo + a talk with Portuguese DX'ers the little
known DX hobby in Portugal, current EDXC topics

15.00 Visits to Sottomayor palace and Radio Foz do Mondego (a local
private FM station in Figueira da Foz)

18.00 DX Programme, to be confirmed: Italian DX'er Dario Monferini's slide
show about his recent trip to Peru
20.00 EDXC banquet

8 September (Sunday):
08.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00-18.00 A day tour by bus including:
- a visit to the historical centre of Coimbra
- a visit to the transmitter centre of RDP Centro
- a visit to Quinta do Encontro vineyard + a wine museum in Anadia
18.00 Return to the hotel + DX programme/evening free

9 September (Monday):
07.30 A quick breakfast
08.00 Check out from the hotel
08.15 Departure to Lisbon by bus
11.00 A tour in Lisbon
- visits to RDP Internacional & Radio Renascenca
- lunch your own

- sightseeing in Lisbon
17.00 End of the official programme

Preliminary prices (hopefully maximum):
Single room per person: 320 EUR
Double room per person: 270 EUR

Including:
- Accommodation (3 nights) at the conference hotel (aparthotel)
 Sweet Residence & Gardens
- Breakfasts at the hotel
- Welcome cocktail Friday
- Visit to Radio Foz do Mondego Saturday
- Banquet dinner with programme Saturday
- Day tour Sunday, with lunch and wine tasting a vineyard
- Transfer + sightseeing to/in Lisbon Monday
- Conference fee

We want to be very transparent with the pricing so more information about
the prices in more detail will be available as soon as we get a
confirmation from the hotel. If you have anything to ask, please, do not
hesitate to contact either Mika Palo, the EDXC 2013 conference coordinator
in Portugal
<mika.palo @ clix.pt> or me <ksk @ sdxl.org>

More information can be found also EDXC blog
<http://www.edxcnews.wordpress.com>
Once again you are all warmly welcome to the EDXC conference 2013. More
information will be sent to you in due course. See you in Figueira da Foz
in September!

73s Kari Kivekaes, Secretary General of EDXC, and Jan-Mikael Nurmela,
Assistant Secretary General of EDXC.

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New IRC's from July 1, 2013.
"Doha-Modell" - 25th World Post Congress in Doha/Qatar on October 2012.

Neue Internationale Antwortscheine ab 1. Juli verfuegbar -

Ab 1. Juli sind die neuen Internationalen Antwortscheine (IRC) verfuegbar.
Diese wurden Anfang Februar vom Weltpostverein (Universal Postal Union)
vorgestellt. Das "Doha-Modell" - der Name geht auf den 25.
Weltpostkongress in Doha/Katar im Oktober 2012 zurueck - ersetzt das
gegenwaertig in Umlauf befindliche "Nairobi-Modell". Die neuen IRCs sind
bis Ende 2017 gueltig.

Das Nairobi-Modell, das am 1. Juli 2009 in Umlauf gebracht wurde, behaelt
seine Gueltigkeit bis zum 31. Dezember 2013. Nach Angaben des
Weltpostvereins haben weltweit 120 Postbehoerden bis zum 31. Oktober 2012
mehr als vier Millionen Exemplare des davon in Umlauf gebracht, mit einem
Gesamtwert von ca. fuenf Millionen Dollar.

Die Postbehoerden der Mitgliedslaender des Weltpostvereins sind
verpflichtet, die Internationalen Antwortscheine einzutauschen, auch wenn
sie selbst keine eigenen IRCs ausgeben.

Fuer die Gestaltung des Doha-Modells wurde der Entwurf des tschechischen
Grafikers Michal Sindelar ausgewaehlt, der das Thema "Wasser ist Leben"
illustriert und sich damit auf das von den Vereinten Nationen fuer 2013
ausgerufene Internationale Jahr des Wassers bezieht.

Darueber berichtet Helmut van Edig, DL3KBQ, vom Auslandsreferat mit
Verweis auf die ARRL und den Weltpostverein.
(DARC newsletter, Thur March 7, 2013)

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R.I.P.

On 3 March 2013 passed away Bulgarian DXer Mr. Ognyan Chengeliev on the
age of 65. He was very active in the DX field from the end of 60s, mainly
in Sweden Calling DXers Program and as a member of several DX Clubs such
as Danish SWCI where his # was 826.

From January 1975 till June 1979 he was a political prisoner charged for
exchanging letters by snail mail with" espionage DX clubs (acc to
prosecution)" such as DSWCI, Arctic Radio Club etc. After June 1979 he was
pressured by the communist Committee for State Security (Bulgarian
equivalent  of soviet KGB) to stop DXing, but he continued to listen
regularly to broadcasts in English and Russian until his last days.

A few years ago he completely lost his eyesight and died in poverty. He
was living with his 99-year old mother in Sofia. May he rest in peace.

In one of the edition of SWN monthly of DSWCI in 1990 there is a
photograph of him together with Gabriel Ivan Barrera and Rumen Pankov.

Written by Rumen Pankov, Sofia, Bulgaria
after his funeral in Sofia on 5 March 2013.

Wolfie , sorry for that, Ogi was the most respected DXer in Bulgaria and
wonderful man. Rumen, March 6.

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