WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - September 11th, 2013 (BC-DX #1130)

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



AFGHANISTAN   Radio and Television Afghanistan hat den indischen Rundfunk
um technische Unterstuetzung bei der Reparatur der Kurzwellenanlage
gebeten. Die Anlage umfasst einen 100-kW-Sender und sieben Antennen. Der
indische Rundfunk hat, wie auch andere internationale Partner, dem
afghanischen Rundfunk immer wieder bei Infrastrukturprojekten
unterstuetzt.

Nach zehnjaehriger Unterbrechung war der staatliche afghanische im Juli
2011 auf die Kurzwelle zurueckgekehrt, doch war der Sender schon im April
2012 nicht mehr zu hoeren. Andere afghanische Sender wie beispielsweise
Radio Salam Watandar haben im vergangenen Jahrzehnt mehrfach auf die
Kurzwelle gesetzt.
(Alokesh Gupta-IND. Aug 27,
via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

ASCENSION ISL/SEYCHELLES/SOUTH AFRICA/THAILAND/UAE/UZBEKISTAN

Frequency changes of BBC
0000-0100   7320 DHA 250 kW 075 deg to SoAS English, additional freq
0100-0200   9500 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English, additional freq
1200-1400 NF5820 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English Mon/Sat, ex5875
1200-1400 NF5840 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English Tue/Fri, ex5875
1200-1400   5875 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English Wed/Sun, exDaily
1200-1400 NF5980 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English Thu, ex5875
1300-1400  15420 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to EaAF Somali Sat till August 31
1300-1400  17830 SEY 250 kW 295 deg to EaAF Somali Sat till August 31
1300-1400  21470 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali till August 31
1330-1600  17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat till August 31
1400-1500  15420 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to EaAF Somali Sun-Fri till Aug.31
1400-1500  17830 SEY 250 kW 295 deg to EaAF Somali Sun-Fri till Aug.31
1400-1500  21470 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali till August 31
1400-1600  17830 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat till August 31
1500-1600  21470 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to EaAF Somali Sat till August 31
1500-1600   9735 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English, additional freq
1600-1700   9910 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English, additional freq
1830-1900 NF9720 MEY 250 kW 005 deg to ECAF Kirundi Mon-Fri,ex15790
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

ASCENSION ISL{?}/SOUTH AFRICA/U.K.  /  IRELAND [non]
Worldwide All-Ireland Finals coverage on RTE Radio.

RTE Radio will broadcast the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final ON SHORTWAVE
RTE sports specials on Sundays, Sept 8th, and 22nd.

Updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 14:13
<http://www.rte.ie/sport/features/2012/0904/336266-worldwide-all-ireland-finals-coverage-on-rte-radio/>
Best regards,
Krzysztof Krybus, Poland (via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Sept 6)

RTE RADIO ASKS THOSE AT HOME TO HELP IN BRINGING THE GAA ALL IRELAND
FINALS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORLWIDE

RTE Radio will broadcast the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 8
September and the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 22 September on all
wavelengths and via the internet to Irish people and communities around
the world.

RTE is asking on those with relatives or friends abroad to let them know
that this coverage is available and to invite them to the biggest party in
Ireland's sporting calendar.

Ireland: At home, audiences can listen as usual to the GAA finals on RTE
Radio 1 FM, DAB, RTE.ie and on Longwave 252.

Britain: Across most of Britain, listeners can receive our coverage on
Long Wave 252. In addition RTE Radio 1 is available on the UK free to air
satellite platform Freesat on channel 750.

Worldwide: Across the world, the match commentaries will be available
online at
<http://www.rte.ie/radio1>  and  <http://www.rte.ie/sport>

Shortwave to Africa: In Africa, where many Irish people live and work,
often in relative isolation with poor communications, RTE is providing
special transmissions on shortwave radio. See details below.

A-13 SHORTWAVE FREQUENCIES FOR AFRICA [sites not given!!]
Both Finals throw in at 3.30pm Irish Time [1430 UT]
Southern Africa -  7405 kHz (2pm to 6pm)  [13-17 UT]
East Africa     - 17725 kHz (2pm to 5pm)  [13-16 UT]
East Africa     - 11620 kHz (5pm to 6pm)  [16-17 UT]
West Africa     -  7505 kHz (2pm to 6pm)  [13-17 UT]

These services are part of RTE's continued commitment to Irish people
overseas and, over the years, has proven especially popular with those in
geographically or technically isolated areas.

In addition to RTE Radio broadcasts, RTE will also broadcast the All
Ireland Finals on RTE Two Television. Don't forget also the extensive
and dynamic online offering from
<http://www.rte.ie/sport>

For further details of RTE coverage abroad please see
<http://www.rte.ie/radio/worldwide.html>
(via Richard Cuff, ODXA yg via dxld Sept 8)

RTE Ireland Hurling final sports via Woofferton site, only single day
special transmission.

RTE Radio sports specials on Sundays, Sept 8th, and 22nd.
will broadcast the GAA All Ireland Hurling Final ON SHORTWAVE

A-13 SHORTWAVE FREQUENCIES FOR AFRICA
Both Finals throw in at 3.30pm Irish Time
Southern Africa -  7405 kHz (2pm to 6pm)  [13-17 UT] MEY 100kW 5deg
East Africa     - 17725 kHz (2pm to 5pm)  [13-16 UT] MEY 250kW 5deg
East Africa     - 11620 kHz (5pm to 6pm)  [16-17 UT] MEY 100kW 5deg
West Africa     -  7505 kHz (2pm to 6pm)  [13-17 UT] probably from ASC

For info 17725 (250 kW), 7405 (100 kW) & 11620 (100 kW)
are all from Meyerton, South Africa.

All Africa      - 17820 kHz (2pm to 6pm)  [13-17 UT] WOF 300kW 160deg

But also heard additional on Woofferton outlet 17820 kHz 300 kW.
The punchy audio from WOF is because we know how to set up Optimods!
Mart says it's a 300 kW transmission as well scheduled on a Marconi B6124.
(David Porter-UK  G4OYX, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Sept 8)

NEW! 7 Woofferton UK  Video Clips.
My thanks to Dave Porter (ex WOF employee) for making available the new
WOF video clips. Link below.
<http://www.bbceng.info/Technical%20Reviews/technical_reviews.htm>

The top of the page contains links to the first 7 WOF video clips.
Thanks Dave :-)
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsites Sept 10)

17725 MEY was less strong here in Europe, compared to WOF 17820 kHz.

7405,   just disturbed by STANAG digital signal on 7405 to 7408 kHz
broadband range.
At 17 UT noted still 7405 kHz from MEY on air
- but with "SW Radio Africa" program,
regularly 17-19 UT on MEY 100kW 4880 kHz,
multi annmts of stn ID "SW Radio Africa" and frequency of 4880 kHz,
bc time etc.
7405 kHz outlet from MEY ended late at 17.02:37 UT, when TX cut off power.

11620 MEY transmission had very nice signal at last hour 16-17 UT,
S=9+30dB, ended at 16.59:47 UT. All Meyerton-AFS outlets had only slight
echo signal delay of 1/10th second, when compared behind 17820 kHz U.K.
Woofferton outlet.

7505 kHz - no detail information arrived so far, most probably a relay
transmission from Ascension island installation towards West Africa.

Some observation:
7405 not heard in Europe at 13-15 UT daytime path time portion.
7405-7408 STANAG digital signal QRM.
7500-7540 OTHR Broadband signal from China or Iran ?
7505 covered by Voice of Russia Hindi from Orzu TJK.
11620 MEY heard only in 16-17 UT hour, proper S=9+30dB in Europe.

Log of 17820 kHz WOF 300 kW 13-17 UT Sept 8:

S=5-6 at Brisbane AUS remote unit
nil in Nara Osaka Japan
S=8 R2AA Russia remote SDR unit
S=9+30dB, best signal at all, in northern Sweden.
S=7 in Stockholm, and usual DSL breaks in rural capital area.
S=9+5dB in Greece
S=8 on Riviera Italy/France
S=9+20dB in Bruneck Pustertal Dolomiti, Italy
S=7 in Frickenhausen, south of Stuttgart GER
S=7 in Darmstadt GER
S=8 in NoAM, Rochester NY USA

regards de Wolfgang df5sx

References
<http://www.rte.ie/sport/features/2012/0904/336266-worldwide-all-ireland-finals-coverage-on-rte-radio/>
<http://www.rte.ie/radio1>
<http://www.rte.ie/sport>
<http://www.rte.ie/radio/worldwide.html>
<http://www.rte.ie/about/en/information-and-feedback/contact-rte/2012/0220/290072-contact-information/>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Sept 8)

H I S T O R Y  of BrDXC-UK - On A-12 season in 2012:
1300-1600 17540 MEY 250 kW 005 deg to EaAF
1300-1700  7505 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF
1300-1700 17685 SKN 300 kW 160 deg to SoAF
1600-1700 11915 MEY 250 kW 005 deg to EaAF

Worldwide All-Ireland Finals coverage on RTE Radio. - in 2012 !

RTE Radio will broadcast the GAA All-Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 9
September and the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 23 September on all
wavelengths and via the internet to Irish people and communities around
the world.
(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK Sept 4, 2012)

All-Ireland Football final 23 Sept + Hurling Final replay 30 Sept on SW.

As well as the Football final this Sunday 23 Sept, there's an extra bonus
with the Hurling final replay 30 Sept also on shortwave:

Worldwide All-Ireland Finals coverage on RTE Radio.
Updated Thursday 20 Sept 2012

RTE RADIO ASKS THOSE AT HOME TO HELP IN BRINGING THE GAA ALL IRELAND
FINALS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORLWIDE

RTE Radio will broadcast the GAA All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 23
September and All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay on Sunday 30 September on
all wavelengths and via the internet to Irish people and communities
around the world.

RTE is asking on those with relatives or friends abroad to let them know
that this coverage is available and to invite them to the biggest party in
Ireland's sporting calendar.

Ireland: At home, audiences can listen as usual to the GAA finals on RTE
Radio 1 FM, RTE.ie and on Longwave 252.

Britain: Across most of Britain, listeners can receive our coverage on
Long Wave 252. In addition RTE Radio 1 is available on the UK free to air
satellite platform Freesat on channel 750.

Worldwide: Across the world, the match commentaries will be available
online at
<www.rte.ie/radio1>  and  <www.rte.ie/sport>

Shortwave to Africa: In Africa, where many Irish people live and work,
often in relative isolation with poor communications, RTE is providing
special transmissions on shortwave radio. See details below.

Note: For those living in Ireland, who wish to get details of the
shortwave frequencies to friends or family living abroad, RTE is providing
a special phone text service. Listeners text the word "shortwave" to 51101
and they will receive a short text message with the shortwave frequencies.
These texts are charged at standard rates.

SHORTWAVE FREQUENCIES FOR AFRICA
Both Finals throw in at 3.30pm Irish Time

Southern Africa - 17685 kHz (2pm to 6pm) Skelton-UK 160 degr
East Africa     - 17540 kHz (2pm to 5pm) Meyerton-AFS 5 degr
East Africa     - 11915 kHz (5pm to 6pm) Meyerton-AFS 5 degr
West Africa      - 7505 kHz (2pm to 6pm) Meyerton-AFS 5 degr

These services are part of RTE's continued commitment to Irish people
overseas and, over the years, has proven especially popular with those in
geographically or technically isolated areas.

In addition to RTE Radio broadcasts, RTE will also broadcast the All
Ireland Finals on RTE One Television. Don't forget also the extensive and
dynamic online offering from  <www.rte.ie/sport>

For further details of RTE coverage abroad please see
<http://www.rte.ie/radio/worldwide.html>
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK Sept 4, 2012)

AUSTRALIA   HISTORIC RECORDING:  Radio Australia's "Club Forum"

Here's something I found a few days ago! An old cassette tape of part of
Radio Australia's Club Forum program, hosted by the legendary Keith
Glover. The program went to air on February 4th, 1973 (over 40 years ago).
It's only the first 6 minutes of the show, with Keith reporting on the
Australian Radio DX Club's Convention '73, held in Melbourne.

Keith had been invited to the convention as guest speaker, delivering a
wonderful talk on Radio Australia's devoted listeners around the world and
the role that the station played in presenting an Australian Voice
internationally. For many years, the station was very popular,
particularly in Asia.

Keith's Club Forum report on his visit to the convention mentions many
names of enthusiastic Melbourne and Sydney DXers from that era. Keith's
programs were always well-prepared, but he was able to communicate with
listeners with a relaxed and very personal style; with a feeling that he
was almost face-to-face with you in the same room! You can hear that style
come out in this recording. Indeed for many years, Keith was one of the
best-known voices on shortwave. He died in 2006.

Club Forum was a weekly program, connected to the Radio Australia
Listeners Club. A special listeners certificate was available, each
individual certificate having its own membership number.

I'm making this recording public after all these years because:

1) It may bring back memories to the "Old Folks" amongst us, of a
fascinating era when DXing and shortwave listening were blooming, and

2) Just this last month, Radio Australia discontinued their Mandarin and
Indonesian shortwave services - what were formerly their two biggest
audiences with literally millions of listeners.

How times have changed!! I hope you enjoy this brief glimpse into the
Radio Australia of a bygone age. You'll find the recording at the MEDXR
Blog:

<http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/historic-recording-radioaustralias.html>
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ARDXC ADXNews direct and via dxld Sep 7)

AUSTRALIA   Extended schedule on 4910 kHz ...
4910.000  ABC Northern Territory, Tennant Creek, now 24hrs here ?
Scheduled usually til 0830 UT only, then QSY to 120mb on 2325 kHz. On Sept
9 at 1105 UT. S=9+30dB in Brisbane AUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

4910  VL8T - Tennant Creek NT running well past their normal sign off
time; Sept 9 at 1100 and 1209 UT; // 4835 // 2485 and of course nothing
heard from Tennant Creek on 2325 kHz; also Sept 10 at 1058 UT with
"Grandstand" sports promo.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

AUSTRIA/GERMANY   Summer A-13 schedule of Trans World Radio Europe:
0545-0600  5910 MOS 100 kW 030 deg to WeEUR Polish Mon-Fri
0545-0600  7225 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR Polish Mon-Fri
0700-0750  6105 NAU 100 kW 285 deg to NoEUR English
0700-0750  7400 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEUR English
0830-0900  7215 NAU 100 kW 135 deg to WeEUR Hungarian
1400-1430  7215 NAU 100 kW 065 deg to EaEUR Belarussian Mon
1400-1430  9725 MOS 100 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Belarussian Mon
1400-1430  7215 NAU 100 kW 065 deg to EaEUR Russian Tue-Fri
1400-1430  9725 MOS 100 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian Tue-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

BAHREIN   Seems is the next station which left SW ? After closing in March
on 6010 kHz, Bahrein is not on the air acc to monitored different times at
night on 23-31 August on 9745 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

BRAZIL/PERU   re Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Sept 8 loggings from
British Columbia - some footprints noted in Nara JPN and Brisbane AUS, at
present Sept 9 at 1000-1230 UT noted

Some downunder winter observation across Pacific from South America
into Brisbane AUS.

powerful signals from Peru SURPRISINGLY
4747.093 OAZ5B R Huanta Ayacucho Peru, 1040 UT
4789.882 tent some unknown Peruvian at 1050 UT
4954.998 OAZ5S R Cultural Amauta, Huanta, Ayacucho Peru.
4810     tentat. OAW9A R Lagos, Chazuta, Peru.
4824.478 Tent. La Voz de la Selva, Iquitos, Peru, weak S=4
4865.019 Uindet. Portuguese Brazilian, ? R Verdes Florestas ? 1100 UT
4885.015 Two Brazilians registered here, some Port. heard.
5024.931 Peruvian R Quillabamba Cusco, Spanish,
         Much stronger than R Rebelde La Habana even 5025 kHz.
5039.200 R Libertad, Junin, Peru,
         S=7-8 medium fair signal in AUS remote post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

BULGARIA   11850  Overcomer Ministry / Br. Stair via Kostinbrod (Sofia)
Sept 4 at  2030-2100 UT s/off. Interesting propagation on this one; prior
to 2015 hrs barely audible but as the sunset terminator moved west, the
signal dipped and they came up over the noise floor and by 2030 hrs.
Manage to catch the last half hour of Br. Stair and his prophecies. Sign-
Off in mid-sentence.

Both this frequency and frequencies for Nauen at 2100-2300 UT conform to
the latest schedule rec'ed from the Ministry.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 5)

CANADA   CKZN and CKZU 6160 both on at 02h59 UT, Sept 6.

Calibrating my Perseus SDR, and note both CKZN and CKZU heard with CBC IDs
about 1 second apart (identical), so one is from CKZN (weakly and on
6159.965 kHz) while CKZU is still strongly heard on 6159.977 kHz. Not
visible on the secondary screen on Perseus, but easily visible when using
the zoom function on the main waterfall.
(Walt Salmaniw-BC-CAN, dxld Sept 6)

CANADA   Nothing of CFRX Toronto on 6070 kHz, empty channel at 2055 UT
Sept 10.
(6069.953 Aug 22 heard)  73 wb df5sx  (wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

6070 Thursday Sept. 5th I heard CFRX In the morning then early that
afternoon they went off the air. Quess they have another problem.
(Peter Hansen, dxld Sept 10)

CHINA   5860  Voice of Jinling (presumed), at 1442 UT on Aug 26. Two YLs
chatting in Chinese; fair, but starting to fade down; 1500 UT time check.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

CHINA   6130   {6025 & 6130 Xizang PBS back again, after anual repair
service action at Lhasa-Baiding #602 TX station}

Xizang PBS SW back to normal now. This happened during the day today, 29
Aug. During the off period only 7255 and 7385 kHz were active, both in
Tibetan.
(Olle Alm-SWE, dxld Aug 29)

6130  Xizang PBS, Lhasa, at 1600 UT on Aug 29, English "Holy Tibet". Very
unfortunately they are back again on this freq ruining any chance of
hearing co-channel Laos which was still in the clear Aug 28 on 2200 UT.
// 6025 kHz has been reactivated as well.
photo link
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16142183>
(Martien Groot-HOL, dxld Aug 29)

4940  Voice of Strait, Fuzhou noted in Chinese, powerhouse S=9+30dB signal
dowunder in Brisbane Australia at 1240 UT Sept 8. Big band music of 50ties
and 60ties and Jazz elements.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Sept 8)

CHINA/INDIA   Two stations co-channel mixture noted at 1330 UT Sept 7 via
remote SDR rx unit at Nara-JPN. Probably Hunan-CHN 4989.995, and odd
frequency 4989.975 from AIR Itanagar site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

Sept 7 on 4990 at 1350 UT, found indigenous singing; very poor reception;
by 1410 UT able to make out more subcontinent music; 1415 UT sounded like
their usual news in Hindi; 1420 UT the only positive detail to confirm was
in fact AIR Itanagar was the usual theme music played to separate the news
in Hindi from the news in English; followed with what did sound like news
in English; after 1425 was unable to confirm any audio (below threshold
level); tx still on by 1455 UT. Nice to have them back again! In another
month, reception of this should be much improved.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

CLANDESTINE/TAIWAN   15420  Radio Free Sarawak via Taiwan (assume this is
still the site). As I have observed and Glenn has reported, recent
conditions on 19m have been very poor, but not so on Aug 28; decent
reception at 1159 UT with music and ID; into usual chatting on phone;
fair. Aug 29 back to having no useful reception. Very erratic propagation
recently on this band!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

CONGO DR.   5066.31  on Aug 20 at -2108* UT, R Tele Candip with sign off
much later than before. Heard several days up to about 2100 UT. Several
mentions of Bunia. Managed to record an ID at sign off.

5066.31, R Tele Candip, Bunia, at 1925 UT on Aug 23, male and female
speakers chatting in vernacular, short music clips, 23322. Also heard with
late sign off at 2108* UT on Aug 26, several mentions of Bunia. Managed to
record an ID at sign off. Heard several days up to about 2100 UT.
(Thomas Nilsson-SWE, SWB Sept 1 direct, dswci and via dxld)

5066.31  R Tele Candip, Bunia, at 1925 UT on Aug 23, male and female
speakers chatting in vernacular, short music clips, 23322. Also at 0257
UT, Aug 26, romantic Afropop, short ann in vernacular, more Afropop with
plucked guitars, cheering, best signal for some time, 25332.
(Graham Bell-AFS, dswci DXW Sept 4 direct and via dxld)

CROATIA   Deanovec shortwave transmitter for sale

To Whom It May Concern:

We are contacting you as we are selling our 100 kW SHORTWAVE TRANSMITTER
and accompanying equipment and thought that you may be interested. The
equipment is fully functional and was in use until recently.

Below is a list of the items that we are selling:
* 100 kW SW Transmitter RIZ OR 100-K-02/A
  (built acc. to German ARD Standards)
* Compressor-Limiter w/ DCC transmitter control
* Balun transformer 50 Ohm asym. to 300 Ohm symetric
* Artificial antenna for testing 100 kW transmitter
* Coax pipe, 4 1/8", 20 meters
* Elbow EIA, 4 1/8", 5 pcs.
* Connector, 4 1/8" for HF 5", 2 pcs.
* Coaxial switch, 1 pc.
* Remote control panel

If you are interested or know someone who may be interested please let us
know and we will send more details. The equipment is currently located in
Deanovec, Croatia.

For further information feel free to contact me, I look forward to hearing
from you.

Kind regards,

Ante Beljo, Director
Croatian Information Center
Meduliceva 13
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel:    +385 1 4826 040
Fax:    +385 1 4846 944
Mobile: +385 98 318 842
<abeljo at hic.hr>
(LZ2GPB Sept 9, 9:08 PM, at
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.de/search/label/broadcast/>  )

CUBA   New frequency of Radio Habana Cuba from Sept 2:
1100-1300 NF  6000 HAB 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish, ex6150 kHz.
Using a remote receiver in New York Sept 4.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

CYPRUS   1233  TWR on mediumwave to Syria.
(additional information to end any speculation about the "clandestine"
character of the broadcasts).

TWR Announces Live Call-in Broadcast to turbulent Syria.
July 8th, 2013

Live broadcasts sharing the hope of Christ with war-racked Syria have been
launched by TWR. Hope for Syria is a live, 30-minute program in the Syrian
Arabic language. It airs daily at 11:56 p.m. Syrian time on 1233 AM.

"The program is aired live to invite listeners to call in and interact
with the presenters of the programs," said TWR's Arabic ministry director,
whose name is withheld for security reasons. "This is mainly to help
people who are in tragedy in Syria to know that we care for them, and they
can ask for prayer and find comfort and help by interacting with the
program presenter."

This new outreach arose from TWR's partnership with several organizations,
including IBRA Media of Sweden, which is sponsoring 50 percent of the
airtime for this special initiative. During the next four months, Hope for
Syria will spread the message of true peace amid the civil war that
reportedly has killed nearly 100,000 people in the Middle Eastern nation.

In addition to the program for Syria, TWR daily broadcasts several hours
of Gospel messages in Arabic. Detailed broadcast schedules can be found at
<www.arabicprograms.org>  and  <www.twr.org>

An iOS app with high-quality Christian content in Arabic is also available
for free download in the iTunes store at
<http://goo.gl/2GswX>

TWR's Arabic Ministries department actively seeks ways to help and bless
people of Syria who are going through tremendous turmoil.

To help provide hope to people in Syria, visit
<www.twr.org/syria>
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

CYPRUS   1233  Wegen der anhaltenden Unruhen in Syrien hat Trans World
Radio Anfang Juli eine eigene Sendeleiste in seinem um 19.40 Uhr Weltzeit
beginnenden arabischen Programmblock auf der Mittelwelle Cape Greco 1233
kHz eingerichtet. Souria Alamal (Hoffnung fuer Syrien) kommt am Ende des
Programm-blocks 21.00-21.30 Uhr. (Mitternacht in Syrien) und ist zunaechst
auf vier Monate gesichert. In der Pressemit-teilung wird ausdruecklich
IBRA Me-dia aus Schweden erwaehnt, das die Haelfte der Sendekosten
uebernimmt.

Souria al-Amal wird von TWRs arabischem Onlineprogramm Radio Sama live
produziert und enthaelt auch interaktive Elemente. Da Inter-net und die
neuen sozialen Netz-werke auch bei den traditionsreichen Radiomissionen
wie TWR und IBRA inzwischen die groessere Bedeutung haben, wird Hoffnung
fuer Syrien auch entsprechend begleitet. Die Arbeitsteilung der
Plattformen sieht so aus, dass im Radio die eher traditionellen
Bibelprogramme fuer ein glaeubiges Publikum kommen und im Internet
24-Stunden-Programme fuer die Netzgenerationen.
(TWR 8 July, Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

DIEGO GARCIA  [BIOT - BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY] / GUAM

Re: AFN no Guam; Diego Garcia?  QRM on 4319 against AFN Diego Garcia.

Gents, This is a NATO STANAG (Standard Agreement) 4285 kHz signal. It's
PSK, with a 2400 baud speed and a bandwidth of 3.3 kHz. Best received in
USB mode. It's encrypted, and although there are various databases that
have it here or on 4316 kHz, not one of them has a call sign or location.
(Albert Muick-PA-USA, DXplore / dxld Sept 10)

[non-log]. 5765-USB and 13362-USB, AFN Guam, both remain silent through
Sept 7.

[later]  Sept 9, at 1118 UT and subsequent checking, found AFN Guam
continues to be silent on both frequencies.

During the time period I usual monitor, I normally find that AFN Diego
Garcia (4319-USB) is totally block by NATO STANAG QRM (per Al Muick's info
above). Is a rare day indeed that they are off, so afraid I am not much
help regarding AFN DG activity.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Sept 7 / 9)

13362-USB   AFN Guam on Aug 27 did not switch frequency to 5765-USB as
they usually do; noted with fair-good reception at 0943 UT ("News from
around the fleet") and 1307 UT; this was also observed by Glenn. Aug 28
not broadcasting on either frequency at 1137 UT and subsequent checks;
Aug 29 again not on either frequency at 1107 and subsequent checks.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

5765-USB at 1250 and 13362-USB at 1253 August 31, no signals from AFN; Ron
Howard also reports both missing lately. It's quite sporadic, but we are
always apprehensive that one day it will go off and never come back, like
happened to the other AFNs in Hawaii, Iceland, Italy, Key West, Puerto
Rico. Guam and Diego Garcia are the only ones left.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 4)

Regarding the continued use of Diego Garcia and Guam I wonder if there is
a lack of AFN satellite coverage over the Western Pacific, East Asia and
Indian Ocean areas forcing continuation of HF?
(Jerry Lenamon-USA, dxld Aug 31)

Hi Glenn, Through Sept 4, both frequencies continue to remain silent.
[later] 5765-USB and 13362-USB, AFN Guam both remain silent through
Sept 7.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Sept 4/7)

5765, Sept 4 at 1229, AFN is still AWOL, but now there is fast RTTY on
channel! Suspect same USN transmitter repurposed. When AFN was active,
there was never any such QRM. Nothing audible on 13362-USB, but can't
depend on it propagating night-path if day frequency really be on.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Sept 4)

Instead of speculating, why not email an inquiry to AFN and ask them
what's going on? I did that last summer after the Key West broadcasts had
been missing for about 10 days and received a very nice reply explaining
that they had gone off the air permanently.
(Jim K5JG, ptsw yg via dxld Sept 4)

re QRM on 13362usb.
On Sept 8th at 0720 UT noted RTTY MARK frequency 13364.42, and some
850 Hertz lower frequency shift was SPACE on 13363.57 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 8)

DIEGO GARCIA   4319-USB  AFN, at 1337-1403 UT on Sept 10. A very rare day
with no QRM from NATO STANAG; PSAs; sports scores; news; pop songs; ID for
"American Forces Radio"; poor. So this ends up presently being the only
AFN active on SW, as AFN Guam remains silent through Sept 10.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

EGYPT   Signal mixture of R Cairo Abis site SW outlets - combined with MW
powerhouse MW MERadio 774 kHz difference frequency heard again here in
Germany these days.

8716 kHz ? Px in arabisch mit Pop-Musik und Ansagen. Hat einer eine Idee
wer das sein koennte? Kann es in keiner meiner Listen finden. SIO 252.
Noeted at 1846z on Sept 7.
(Willi Westrupp-D, A-DX Sept 7)

Unser alter Bekannter in Abis, Mubarak land. Mischt sich mit der
Mittelwelle MERadio 774 kHz.
73 wolfgang df5sx

EGYPT Summer A-13 schedule of Radio Cairo:

0030-0430  9965 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to NoEaAM Arabic  + MERadio 9191v
0045-0200  9720 ABZ 250 kW 330 deg to NoAM Spanish
0045-0200 13620 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to SoAM Spanish
0045-0200 13855 ABS 250 kW 286 deg to CeAM Spanish
0200-0330  9720 ABZ 250 kW 330 deg to NoAM English
0200-0700 13850 ABS 250 kW 315 deg to NoAM Arabic GS
0400-0600 15610 ABZ 250 kW 170 deg to CEAF Swahili
0700-1100 17510 ABZ 100 kW 250 deg to WeAF Arabic GS
1015-1215 17830 ABZ 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Arabic
1215-1330 17870 ABZ 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS English
1230-1400 15710 ABS 250 kW 106 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1300-1600 15535 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to WeAF Arabic
1330-1400 15365 ABZ 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Dari
1330-1530 15245 ABZ 100 kW 070 deg to WeAS Farsi
1400-1600 15545 ABZ 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Pashto
1500-1600 13580 ABS 250 kW 315 deg to EaEUR Albanian
1500-1600 15160 ABS 250 kW 061 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1530-1730 17840 ABZ 250 kW 170 deg to CEAF Swahili
1600-1700 15450 ABZ 100 kW 160 deg to ECAF Afar
1600-1800 15345 ABS 150 kW 196 deg to CeSoAF English
1600-1800 15735 ABZ 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu
1700-1730 15285 ABZ 100 kW 160 deg to ECAF Somali
1700-1900  9280 ABS 250 kW 005 deg to NE/ME Turkish
1730-1900 15285 ABZ 100 kW 160 deg to ECAF Amharic
1800-1900  9490 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Italian  + MERadio 8716v
1800-2100 15710 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to WeAF Hausa
1845-2000 17625 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to WeAF Fulfulde
1900-2000  9685 ABS 250 kW 005 deg to EaEUR Russian
1900-2000 12050 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR German   + MERadio 11276v
1900-2030 15290 ABZ 250 kW 250 deg to WeAF English
1900-0030 11540 ABZ 100 kW 160 deg to CEAF Arabic Voice of Arab
2000-2115 12050 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French   + MERadio 11276v
2000-2200 15225 ABZ 250 kW 110 deg to AUS Arabic
2100-2300 15205 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to WeAF French
2115-2245 11890 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English  + MERadio 11116v
2215-2330 15480 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM Portuguese
2300-0030  9965 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to NoEaAM English + MERadio 9191v
2330-0045 15480 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM Arabic
2330-0045 13855 ABS 250 kW 286 deg to CeAM Arabic

Note: Many of these frequencies have severe technical
problems such as extreme distortion and / or undermodulation.
(via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

GERMANY/THAILAND   Additional (test) frequency of Radio Liberty.
Noted Sept 9/10, {but not Sept 11, wb.}
0700-0800  9530 UNIDentifird tx site to EaEUR Russian, no // frequencies
0800-1000  9530 UNIDentifird tx site to EaEUR Russian//15130BIB,17770UDO
1000-1100  9530 UNIDentifird tx site to EaEUR Russian, no // frequencies
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)
Maybe antenna tests at Biblis Germany site ? wb.

GERMANY   11650DRM  Radio Andernach in DRM+, re 11650drm via MBR/TDF Nauen
site at 2125-2314 UT on August 26.
(Ralph Brandi-NY-USA, DXplorer Aug 30)

Re 17840drm kHz at 12-13 UT. (see item in topnews #1129).
similar DRM variation mode encoding, 5995 / 9590 / 17840 / 11650 kHz.

-- dammned forgot it, German taxpayer should it know --. Is German Marine
broadcasting to control ships off Somalia pirate coast - text-content via
"DRM mode-variation" unit at Nauen tx site, 12-13 UT formerly also on
5995 kHz on Aug 28/29, 9590 kHz on Aug 2-4 too.

No audio for pure DREAM decoding software heard yet.
The ship's crew to be connected via a single hour DRM contact daily, with
their families at home. Probably, this was done by the Fraunhofer
Institute, has changed the encoding / decoding for this purpose, compared
to pure DRM dream decoding ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 21 / 28)

re BCDX:
<http://www.kommando.streitkraeftebasis.de/portal/a/kdoskb/>

[...] "100 kW DRM mode transmitter MBR/TDF/DTK Nauen (ex Juelich /
Flevo units)"

However, the picture of the officer posing in front of a transmitter
rather looks like one of the S 4105 units. Their casings are painted in
such brownish colours, while I think the S 4001 units moved in from
Juelich and Zeewolde, respectively, still have their original grey.

Otherwise it is remarkable how the Bundeswehr PR does not mention Media
Broadcast in any way.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Aug 31)

Re BCDX: "Re Radio Andernach in DRM. Ralph, you're not alone ... SNR
is 19-21 dB here in central UKR, such level must ensure perfect audio,
alas, no audio here too absolutely "empty feed" I'd say. They' re
probably testing and seemingly have a problem there, not sure if
they're aware.
(Vlad Titarev-UKR, DXplorer Aug 26)"

Has the background really not appeared in DXLD so far or does the closed
society just not read it?
 Bundeswehr tried out DRM already in 2011, and back then they told that
possible regular transmissions in future will be encrypted. This is no
surprise at all, since broadcasting operations by federal entities are
strictly ruled out (somewhat similar to Schmidt-Mund-Gesetz in the USA).

Here's a presentation of the solution presumably in use,
<http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/de/bf/amm/produkte/digirundfunk/digirundf/heca.html>

including an English-language PDF:

<http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/content/dam/iis/en/dokumente/AMM/HECA_A4_6S_2012_final.pdf>

This is old stuff, first presented ten years ago during IFA Berlin, using
the Zehlendorf transmitter on 693 kHz, causing discussions in the UK
because the BBC received complaints about the DRM racket.

See also this screenshot of earlier transmissions, on 49 metres,
completely unsuitable for reaching the Horn of Africa at noon, causing
mistrust of the statements regarding the target of these transmissions:

<http://www.rhci-online.de/5995kHz_Radio_Andernach_02.gif>

These 1.92 kBit/s of "MM" could be data related to the encryption, but
this would have to be answered by experts.

Quite remarkable is the Deutschlandradio news service inserted into this
signal, too. Looks like a reactivated generation of the signal that had
been included on 855 kHz and the three-hours nighttime token operation on
177 kHz until Deutschlandradio pulled the plug on DRM in last year. Needs
further research, if still included on the signals now transmit on a
proper 16 mB frequency at all.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Aug 31)

GERMANY   15560  Radio Mashaal via Nauen. Rec'ed a reply from Media
Broadcast in 12 days with a e-mail QSL statement and E-mail Card from V/S;
Walter Brodowsky, Head of short-wave, Senior Expert Sales. This for
an e-mail report sent to Media Broadcast.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 5)

15390 // 15620  Overcomer Ministry / Brother Stair via Nauen Sept 4:
22:05+ UT. The usual the Voice of the Last day prophet with his view of
redemption and salvation. 21:27 UT gave the phone numbers and
website/contact information. Both frequencies hrd quite well with
15620 kHz a slight edge over 15390 kHz.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 5)

GERMANY   re BCDX: "QSL 990 kHz DLR {former RIAS Berlin} Berlin
Britz 4. September draeut. (oder 3.9. letzter Tag?)"

I understand that the transmitter will be turned off on 4 Sep around noon.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Aug 31)

Britz 990 kHz closed down at 0938 UTC today.
(Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC-UK yg Sept 4)

In fact the Berlin-Britz site in its entirety, closes Sep 4.
Turned off by Deutschlandradio director Willi Steul himself at 11:38 local
time, encircled by photographers and using the emergency push-button on
the transmitter:
<http://www.radioeins.de/etc/medialib/rbb/rad/programm/medienmagazin/9/010.file.jpg>

If this link works it should yield a recording, made 90 km away:
<https://soundcloud.com/schulle4u/deutschlandradio-kultur>

The closure date has been choosen at short notice because on this very day
the site first went on air in 1946. Originally the closure was scheduled
for 30 June, audio circuits had already been cancelled accordingly. More
to follow.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Sept 4)

GERMANY   990  Closure of {former RIAS} Berlin-Britz transmitter.

At present no one has time left to prepare material on this matter, thus
here, if just sending it to Yahoo group mail addresses still works out,
four video stills (copyright Joerg Wagner), in addition to this already
uploaded photo (from yours truly; in both cases: reuse in non-commercial
publications OK):

<http://www.radioeins.de/etc/medialib/rbb/rad/programm/medienmagazin/9/010.file.jpg>

This set-up of Telefunken (nowadays Transradio) TRAM transmitters (2x50 kW
combined for 990 kHz, 25 kW for 855 kHz) has been installed in 2000 (or
maybe late 1999 / early 2001). It replaced on 990 kHz the S 4003 / S 4002
transmitters from around 1980, since been removed, and on 855 kHz the
2x50 kW Nautel AMPFET, still kept, just in case. These AMPFET rigs have
been bought by RIAS in the late eighties, together with a third one for
the Hof site, closed in 1994. This first generation of solid-state MW
transmitters was built for a specified frequency and can not be retuned,
thus the AMPFET from Hof has after the closure been swiftly scrapped.

Still there are also the S 4001 transmitter for 6005 kHz (dead since a
transformer suffered a short-circuit in 2007), the 20 kW shortwave
transmitter from 1951 (dead since last year, but its console is still
powered), an ancient FM transmitter from 1957 and the FM gear that was in
use until 89.6 MHz has been closed down here on 22 Nov 2012, 09:59:50,
immediately taken over by the TV tower.

Of the antennas the southeastern mast, which radiated the 855 kHz signal,
has been dismantled by crane in last autumn. After looking in vain behind
all the bushes I was advised that for the crane work the 6005 kHz quadrant
antenna was in the way, so has already been removed, too. Still there are
the northwestern mast and the antenna of the 1951 shortwave transmitter.

The state of the site is now "just switched off, not shut down", thus some
compressor still runs for no purpose, perhaps until it finally breaks down
when no one is still there to repair it anyway. Actually the closure of
990 kHz was planned for 30 June and the audio circuits have already been
terminated at this date. At short notice the 990 kHz transmitter has been
left on air until 4 Sep, the day the site went first on air in 1946, also
close to IFA, thus a date suitable to present future plans, pretending
that no other players than the broadcasting industry will ever appear in
the field of in-car entertainment/information and that politics of German
principalities can ensure this.

At present some editorial staff seeks at the transmitter site refugee from
noisy construction work in the radio house, even taking seat on the main
control desk, in front of the three clocks, showing "UTC" (local time
minus one hour...), "MEZ" (true local time) and "USA" (have not compared
yet, but this must be Washington time...). Behind them one piece still
carrying a RIAS label could be found, a limiter/compressor once used for
the AM signals (an EMT DX-377).

In fact there was no real reason to hold on 990 kHz until now. Since 1995,
when the power had to be limited to 100 kW and the nighttime NVIS antenna
to be excluded from further use, it served only the area fully covered on
FM. The transmitter was already off during the removal of the southeastern
mast in last autumn, and there was no real rationale to turn it on again
at all. Chances are that this was the least listened-to 100+ kW mediumwave
signal around.

Now it is to be expected that the northwestern mast will be dismantled by
crane as well, perhaps towards the end of this year. Beyond this "will be
sold if an interested investor appears" is the most precise what could be
said at this point. And concerning the other LW/MW transmitters used by
Deutschlandradio the note in WRTH 2013 is still the most precise that can
be said: Compulsory transmission contracts are in place until 2016 (this
because quite a lot of money has been sunk into these facilities to make
them DRM-capable, not just by installing new TRAM transmitters, often also
by modifying the antennas).
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dxld/attachments/folder/1369705038/item/list>

Photo images on website below down
<http://www.radioszene.de/58656/deutschlandradio-gibt-sender-berlin-britz-auf.html>
(Kai Ludwig-D, mwmasts Sept 7)

GERMANY   7365  "Andenstimme" HCJB, at 0645 UT, Sept 9. Hoererbriefkasten
mit O=2/3 in AM. Radio HCJB sendet seit gestern, 21. August 2013 ueber den
Sender Weenermoor auf 7365 kHz. Das Testprogramm wird derzeit nur ueber
einen 10 (!!) Watt Sender ausgestrahlt. Der Empfang war gestern abend mit
fuer die kleine Sendeleistung beeindruckender Qualitaet in Salzburg
moeglich.
<http://ratzer.at/news>
(via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Sept 9)

MV Baltic Radio antenna at Schwerin Goehren Germany damaged by a local
storm.

MVBR will make no broadcasts this weekend, as the antenna of the shortwave
transmitter in Goehren (MV Baltic Radio, Local Radio Hamburg) was badly
damaged by a local storm.

Any broadcasts over the damaged antenna are not possible and the repair
work is expected to last until early October 2013.

MVBR do hope that Hamburger Lokalradio and MV Baltic Radio can broadcast
again on 8th October 2013 via a temporary aerial.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to return as soon as possible.

73s, Roland - (via Tom Taylor, direct and via dxld Sept 7)

GREECE   Observed on Sept at 1800-1815 UT. Ahead signal on MW 1260 Rhodos
and delay on sw 7450, 9420 and 15650 kHz was. On 1008 kHz own prgr from
Kerkyra, on 1512 and 729 only carriers. No signals were on 927 and
1278 kHz, but on 1404 there were !!! 2 stations in Greek - one with
2-3 minutes delay (!) from 1260 kHz and another with songs.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

GUAM   AWR Guam transmitter site gets $2.9 million upgrade.

Ted Wilson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist church, said the
$2.9 million upgrade included the addition of a new curtain, supported by
existing towers, which increased the efficiency of the entire facility by
20 to 25 percent.

The five antennas also are now able to transmit the programs
simultaneously for about 287 hours a week during peak times, when people
in other time zones would be most likely to listen.

More at:
<http://www.guampdn.com/article/20130904/NEWS01/309040023/Adventist-radio-station-gets-upgrades>

Related:
<http://tinyurl.com/qdmq7rv>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, SW TXsite Sept 6)

Seventh Day Adventist World Radio Celebrates Completion of $2.9M Antenna
& Upgrades

The president of the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists is here
on Guam for the completion of their multi-million dollar antenna at
Adventist World Radio in Agat.

Pastor Ted Wilson tells PNC about $2.9 million dollars in upgrades were
made to the 26 year old KSDA shortwave radio station. He says the new
curtain antenna increases their broadcast efficiency and effectiveness by
approximately 20%. With the station upgrades done, Wilson notes their
coverage has improved to most Asian countries including China, North Korea
and India. He explains their programming provides people with better
insight on good health, family relationships, interpersonal relationships
and spiritual messages on Christianity.

"It really is aiming its beams and transmissions to the Asia Pacific area
because of the massive amount of people that live in that area," said
Wilson. "The new tower was constructed with a curtain antenna that is very
fine tuned in order to reach many different people groups. So this is
basically the 5th antenna that the station will have."

Wilson adds their station broadcasts in 34 languages for 287 hours per
week.

<http://pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id
=37391:seventh-day-adventist-world-radio-celebrates-completion-of-29m-
antenna-a-upgrades&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156>
(Guam News - By Josh Tyquiengco - 3 Sept 2013, via Mike Terry-UK dxld)

GUAM   Summer A-13 schedule of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia:
0845-0930 15200 TWR 100 kW 263 deg to SoEaAS English Mon-Fri
0930-1000 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Balinese Sat
0930-1000 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Madurese Mon-Fri
0930-0945 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Madurese Sun
0945-1000 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Balinese Sun
1000-1015 11840 TWR 100 kW 165 deg to AUS  English Mon-Fri
1000-1015 15235 TWR 100 kW 305 deg to EaAS Chinese Sun
1000-1030 11840 TWR 100 kW 165 deg to AUS  English Sat
1000-1030 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian Sun-Fri
1000-1030 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Javanese Sat
1000-1100 15235 TWR 100 kW 305 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Sat
1030-1100 15200 TWR 100 kW 248 deg to SoEaAS Sudanese
1100-1145 12120 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese
1100-1230  9910 TWR 100 kW 305 deg to EaAS Chinese
1115-1145 11580 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese
1145-1200 11580 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Sat
1200-1215 11580 TWR 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Nosu Yi
1200-1245 15390 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Burmese Mon-Thu
1200-1300 15390 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Burmese Fri-Sun
1215-1245  9975 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Fri
1230-1300 15240 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Kokborok Mon-Fri
1245-1300 15240 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Kokborok Sun
1245-1330 11580 TWR 100 kW 278 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese Sun-Fri
1245-1345 11580 TWR 100 kW 278 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese Sat
1300-1315 15240 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Santhali
1300-1330 15390 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Sgaw Karen
1300-1345  9975 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese Sun-Fri
1315-1330 15225 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Santhali Sun
1315-1345 15225 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Assamese Sun-Fri
1330-1345 15225 TWR 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS Manipuri Sun
1345-1415 11580 TWR 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Korean Sat
1345-1445  9975 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese
1345-1445 11580 TWR 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Korean Sun
1345-1500 11580 TWR 100 kW 335 deg to EaAS Korean Mon-Fri
1330-1400  9940 TWR 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Cantonese Mon-Fri
1330-1400  9940 TWR 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Hui Sat/Sun
1400-1435 15190 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS English Sun/Wed
1400-1430 15190 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS English Thu
1400-1425 15190 TWR 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS English Mon/Tue/Fri
1445-1500  9975 TWR 100 kW 320 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

INDIA   7340.093  Probably Sindhi service of AIR Bombay tx site, observed
in Japan remote unit at 1432 UT.

5009.995  AIR Thiruvananthapuram in Hindi, endless male announcer advt?
interspersed by shot music pieces. At 1235 UT Sept 8. Pretty strong
powerful modulation noted so far.

4760.008  AIR Hindi program heard on SDR remote unit in downunder
Brisbane-AUS, poor S=5 signal. 1300 UT Sept 8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7 / 8)

4971.0  AIR Shillong, at 1316 UT on Sept 10. Weak audio with subcontinent
music.

4990  AIR Itanagar, at 1253-1315 UT on Sept 10. Playing the often heard
regional indigenous chanting/singing from the state of Arunachal Pradesh;
ads; 1300-1305 UT news in assume Hindi then back to non-stop repetitive
chanting/singing; audio muffled with decent signal strength.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

INDIA/IRAN/ISRAEL/SYRIA   Two strong signals with speech in Arabic on MW
1071 and 1080 were heard at 1630 UT on Sept 3.

On 1071 kHz with ID at 1640 UT on 1071 kHz some like "Huna Al Nur" {Al Nur
Radio, Tartus Amrit Syria} and mainly speaking about Lebanon in Arabic with
strong QRM from India and from next channel 1080 kHz.

On 1080 kHz at 1630 ID "Soutu Israel" (VOIsrael) {IRIB1/VOIRI, Abadan (750)
- VOIRI: 1630-0230; also relay from Voice of Palestine: 1930-2030;
ID "Sawt al-filistin, sawt al-thawrah al-islamiyah al-filistiniyah"}
followed by nx in Arabic but with interference at 1830 UT with VOIROIran
also in Arabic ( // 11815, 12080 kHz). The loop was beamed to Israel for
1080 kHz and for 1071 kHz to Lebanon-Syria.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

INDONESIA   3325  RRI Palangkaraya, *1221, Aug 29. Tuned in at 1215 and
was a nice surprise to find that RRI was off the air leaving presumed NBC
Bougainville in clear with music program; a rare treat, but did not last
long; at 1221 UT RRI joined the Jakarta news already in progress.
- {3325.000 ID at 1353 UT Sept 7, S=9+5dB in Brisbane at 1250 UT Sept 8,
wb.}

4749.96  RRI Makassar on Aug 27, a Tuesday, checking from 1230 to 1300 UT;
found no segment in English.
- {4749.957 at 1330 UT Sept 7; 4749.954 at 1250 UT Sept 8, wb.}

4869.89v   RRI Wamena. Both John Wilkins and I have recently noticed
better reception here now than in the past! Aug 29 (Thursday) at 1240 UT
tuned in to the weekly KGI program in progress; series of questions ("How
old are you? What school do you go to?, etc.); several pop songs (a non-
Beatles version of "Let It Be"); 1309 UT into Bahasa Indonesia; poor.
Thanks to Glenn for correcting my recent reference to Aoki, when in fact I
should have indicated Atsunori Ishida. Fortunately Glenn knew the right
person.
- {4869.921 at 1330 UT Sept 7 / 1249 UT Sept 8, wb.}

9525.88  Voice of Indonesia, 1001, Aug 27 (Tuesday). Faint audio for the
start of today's first edition of the Tuesday "Exotic Indonesia"; a weekly
network program jointly broadcast by VOI and "100.9 Paradise FM, RRI
Denpasar"; technical problems, so played filler music till late starting
news at 1008 UT; at 1048 UT light-hearted banter via phone between Jakarta
and Bali.

Listened again at 1337 UT to find the second edition of "Exotic Indonesia"
in progress with segment via phone from RRI Banjarmasin; talking about
South Kalimantan; fair. VOI off the air August 29.
- {9525.896 at 1400 UT Sept 7, and RRIpx4 on 9680.051 kHz.
9525.891 kHz at 1300 UT Sept 8, wb.}
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

3344.86  RRI Ternate off the air Sept 8, 9 and 10. No trace of PNG-NBC,
which has not been here recently. Will RRI here be off till the next
Ramadan?

9525.88  VOI on Sept 10 (Tuesday) with usual two different editions of
"Exotic Indonesia." At 1325 UT Jakarta YL attempted to get the YL in
Banjarmasin (via phone) to engage in a conversation, but she sounded half
asleep and would only say "no" or "yes" to questions and was no help at
all with the conversation; the earlier (1000-1100 UT) Jakarta-Bali
chatting was more animated.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

IRAN   VOIROI in Arabic  observed at 1630 UT with nx and from 1640 UT with
prgr called "Alo Tehran" on 11815 kHz and MW 1080 kHz and at 1700 UT
started // 12080 kHz and at 1710 UT noted on 11815, 12080, 1080,
and 1224 kHz.

At 1930 UT with ID "Radio Iran" and nx in Farsi were heard the freqs
666 // 747, 936, 972, 981, 1026 kHz (the most strong signal from Iran here
on MW), 1197, 1512 kHz. August 23.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

KOREA D.P.R.   3219.923  KCBS program in Korean via old Pyongyang tx site
is still on odd frequency, not BBEF units erected there.

Notes at 1345 UT Sept 7, at S=8 strength level heard in Nara remote rx
unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

KYRGYZ REP   5130  UNID, at *1630-1640* UT on Aug 23, UNID language, s/on
with test tone, 1635 UT a man speaking, some accordeon music, again
speech and close down; checking at 1720 UT there was a station but tiny
signal to understand something, 15341.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, Aug 23; dswci DXW Sept 4)

SW Relay Service, Krasnaya Rechka {TWR connected}, Kyrgyzstan, reported
1500-1800 UT in Pashto and Dari to Afghanistan.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Sept 4)

4010.086  Kyrgyz Radio #1, Bishkek, fair signal on remote SDR unit in
Brisbane downunder, at 1305 UT Sept 8.

4050v kHz Radio Rossii Russian relay is silent now, channel is always
empty, never heard in past weeks anymore.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7 / 8)

LATVIA   VEF factory radios
<http://www.radiopagajiba.lv/VEF/vefhome.htm>

IN "Radiotehnika"  <http://www.radiopagajiba.lv/RRR/rrrhome.htm>
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR, "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx Sept 1)

MADAGASCAR   5015.37  R. Madagasikara, Antananarivo. Fascinating!!! Way up
from its usually variable 5014 kHz, wondering up much higher than normal.
AND with the frequency wobbling around midbroadcast!! Listening in USB on,
say, 5013.1 kHz you can actually hear the AM frequency varying up and
down. First noted at 1845 UT with lively Afro pops and occasional
announcements in Malagasy. A quick ID at 1858 UT then suddenly off air.
10 Aug.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ARDXC ADXNews direct and via dxld Sep 7)

MADAGASCAR/MARIANA ISL {Tinian}/PHILIPPINES/RUSSIA/USA/UZBEKISTAN/
VATICAN STATE

Summer A-13 SW schedule of Vatican Radio:
0025-0040 11730 SMG 250 kW 073 deg to SoAS Urdu Mon/Thu
0025-0040 15470 TIN 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Urdu Mon/Thu

0040-0100 11730 TAC 100 kW 141 deg to SoAS Hindi
0040-0100 15470 TIN 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Hindi

0100-0120 11730 TAC 100 kW 141 deg to SoAS Tamil
0100-0120 15470 TIN 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Tamil

0120-0140 11730 TAC 100 kW 141 deg to SoAS Malayalam
0120-0140 15470 TIN 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS Malayalam

0140-0200 11730 TAC 100 kW 141 deg to SoAS English
0140-0200 15470 TIN 250 kW 283 deg to SoAS English

0200-0220 15460 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Hindi

0200-0245  7305 GB  250 kW 184 deg to CeAM Spanish

0220-0240 15460 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Tamil

0240-0300 15460 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Malayalam

0210-0230  7335 SMG 250 kW 086 deg to CeAS Armenian
0210-0230  9645 SMG 100 kW 086 deg to CeAS Armenian

0300-0320 15460 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS English
0300-0330  7360 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to CEAF English
0300-0330  9660 SMG 250 kW 149 deg to CEAF English

0320-0335 15460 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Urdu Mon/Thu

0330-0345  7360 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to CEAF Swahili Sun
0330-0345  9660 SMG 250 kW 149 deg to CEAF Swahili Sun

0330-0400  7360 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to CEAF Swahili Mon-Sat
0330-0400  9660 SMG 250 kW 149 deg to CEAF Swahili Mon-Sat

0345-0400  9660 SMG 250 kW 135 deg to EaAF Somali Sun
0345-0400 11625 MDC 250 kW 350 deg to EaAF Somali Sun

0400-0415 11625 SMG 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Amharic
0400-0415 13765 SMG 250 kW 135 deg to EaAF Amharic

0400-0430  9645 SMG 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0400-0430 11715 SMG 100 kW 098 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0400-0430 21560 PHT 250 kW 303 deg to EaAS Chinese

0415-0430 11625 SMG 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
0415-0430 13765 SMG 250 kW 135 deg to EaAF Tigrinya

0430-0500 11625 SMG 250 kW 169 deg to ECAF French
0430-0500 13765 MDC 250 kW 295 deg to ECAF French

0500-0530 11625 SMG 500 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF English
0500-0530 13765 MDC 250 kW 265 deg to SoAF English

0530-0600  5980 SMG 100 kW 330 deg to WeEUR Latin Mass
0530-0600  7250 SMG 250 kW 004 deg to EaEUR Latin Mass
0530-0600  9645 SMG 250 kW 326 deg to WeEUR Latin Mass
0530-0600 11625 SMG 250 kW 238 deg to WeAF Portuguese
0530-0600 11740 SMG 100 kW 130 deg to NEAF Latin Mass
0530-0600 13765 MDC 250 kW 300 deg to SoAF Portuguese
0530-0600 15570 SMG 250 kW 175 deg to SoAF Portuguese
0530-0600 15595 SMG 100 kW 121 deg to NE/ME Latin Mass

0600-0615 15595 SMG 250 kW 121 deg to NE/ME Italian Mon-Sat

0600-0630 13765 SMG 250 kW 214 deg to WeAF French
0600-0630 15570 SMG 250 kW 175 deg to WeCeAF French

0610-0730  7250 SMG 250 kW 054 deg to EaEUR Romanian liturgy Sun
0610-0730  9645 SMG 100 kW 054 deg to EaEUR Romanian liturgy Sun

0615-0745  9850 SMG 250 kW 054 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian liturgy Sun
0615-0745 11740 SMG 250 kW 058 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian liturgy Sun

0615-0630 15595 SMG 250 kW 121 deg to NE/ME French Mon-Sat
0630-0645 15595 SMG 250 kW 121 deg to NE/ME English Mon-Sat

0630-0700 13765 SMG 250 kW 214 deg to WeAF English
0630-0700 15570 SMG 250 kW 175 deg to WeCeAF English

0645-0705  7250 SMG 250 kW 326 deg to WeEUR Arabic Mon-Sat
0645-0705 11740 SMG 250 kW 228 deg to NEAF Arabic Mon-Sat
0645-0705 11740 SMG 100 kW 145 deg to EaAF Arabic Mon-Sat
0645-0705 15595 SMG 250 kW 107 deg to NE/ME Arabic Mon-Sat

0730-0815  7250 SMG 100 kW 330 deg to WeEUR Italian Mass Sun

0800-0915  5980 SMG 250 kW 330 deg to WeEe Papal Audience Wed

0830-0950 11740 SMG 250 kW 058 deg to EaEUR Russian liturgy 2nd Sun
0830-0950 11740 SMG 250 kW 058 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian liturgy 4th Sun
0830-0950 11740 SMG 250 kW 083 deg to CeAS Armenian liturgy 3rd Sun
0830-0950 11740 SMG 250 kW 098 deg to NE/ME Arabic liturgy 5th Sun
0830-0950 15595 SMG 250 kW 049 deg to NE/ME Russian liturgy 2nd Sun
0830-0950 15595 SMG 250 kW 049 deg to NE/ME Ukrainian liturgy 4th Sun
0830-0950 15595 SMG 250 kW 089 deg to CeAS Armenian liturgy 3rd Sun
0830-0950 15595 SMG 250 kW 107 deg to EaAF Amharic liturgy 1st Sun
0830-0950 15595 SMG 250 kW 121 deg to EaAF Arabic liturgy 5th Sun
0830-0950 17590 SMG 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Russian liturgy 2nd Sun
0830-0950 17590 SMG 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Armenian liturgy 3rd Sun
0830-0950 17590 SMG 250 kW 072 deg to CeAS Ukrainian liturgy 4th Sun
0830-0950 17590 SMG 250 kW 098 deg to NE/ME Arabic liturgy 5th Sun
0830-0950 17590 SMG 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic liturgy 1st Sun

1000-1030  5980 SMG 100 kW 330 deg to WeEUR Angelus Sun
1000-1030  7250 SMG 250 kw 004 deg to EaEUR Angelus Sun
1000-1030  9645 SMG 250 kW 326 deg to WeEUR Angelus Sun
1000-1030 11740 SMG 100 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Angelus Sun
1000-1030 11740 SMG 250 kW 058 deg to EaEUR Angelus Sun
1000-1030 15595 SMG 250 kW 107 deg to NE/ME Angelus Sun
1000-1030 17590 SMG 250 kW 224 deg to WeAF Angelus Sun
1000-1030 21560 SMG 250 kW 185 deg to CeAF Angelus Sun

1130-1200  7305 GB  250 kW 184 deg to CeAM Spanish

1130-1200 17590 SMG 100 kW 112 deg to NE/ME English Fri
1130-1200 21560 SMG 100 kW 113 deg to NE/ME English Fri

1200-1220 17590 SMG 100 kW 112 deg to NE/ME Italian
1200-1220 21560 SMG 250 kW 185 deg to CeAF Italian

1230-1300  9900 IRK 100 kW 262 deg to FERu Russian
1230-1300 11850 TAC 100 kW 056 deg to FERu Russian

1230-1300  6020 IRK 100 kW 125 deg to EaAS Chinese Sun-Fri
1230-1300 11890 PHT 250 kW 313 det to EaAS Chinese Sun-Fri
1230-1300 15470 PUG 250 kW 358 det to EaAS Chinese Sun-Fri

1300-1315  6020 IRK 100 kW 125 deg to EaAS Chinese Mass Sat
1300-1315 11890 PHT 250 kW 313 det to EaAS Chinese Mass Sat
1300-1315 15470 PUG 250 kW 358 det to EaAS Chinese Mass Sat

1315-1400 11890 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1315-1400 15470 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese

1415-1430 11850 TAC 100 kW 177 deg to SoAS Urdu Wed/Sun
1415-1430 15110 PHT 250 kW 295 deg to SoAS Urdu Wed/Sun

1430-1450 11850 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi
1430-1450 15110 PHT 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Hindi

1450-1510 11850 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Tamil
1450-1510 15110 PHT 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Tamil

1510-1530 11850 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Malayalam
1510-1530 15110 PHT 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Malayalam

1530-1550 11850 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English Sun-Fri
1530-1550 15110 PHT 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS English Sun-Fri
1530-1550 17550 SMG 125 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sun-Fri DRM

1530-1600 11850 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English Sat
1530-1600 11935 SMG 100 kW 115 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1530-1600 15110 PHT 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS English Sat
1530-1600 15595 SMG 100 kW 107 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1530-1600 17550 SMG 125 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sat DRM

1550-1610 11715 SMG 100 kW 073 deg to CeAS Armenian
1550-1610 15370 SMG 100 kW 089 deg to CeAS Armenian

1600-1615 13765 MDC 250 kW 300 deg to CeAF Swahili Sat
1600-1615 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Swahili Sat

1600-1615 15595 SMG 250 kW 107 deg to NE/ME French

1600-1630 13765 MDC 250 kW 300 deg to CeAF Swahili Sun-Fri
1600-1630 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Swahili Sun-Fri

1610-1640 11715 SMG 100 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian
1610-1640 15370 SMG 100 kW 049 deg to EaEUR Russian

1615-1630 13765 MDC 250 kW 350 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1615-1630 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1615-1630 15595 SMG 250 kW 112 deg to NE/ME English

1630-1645 13765 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Amharic
1630-1645 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Amharic

1640-1700 11715 SMG 100 kW 058 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian
1640-1700 15370 SMG 100 kW 049 deg to EaEUR Ukrainian

1645-1700 13765 MDC 250 kW 340 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
1645-1700 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to EaAF Tigrinya

1700-1720 11715 SMG 100 kW 043 deg to EaEUR Belarussian

1700-1730 13765 SMG 250 kW 145 deg to ECAF French
1700-1730 15570 SMG 250 kW 168 deg to SoAF French

1730-1800 11625 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to NoWeAF English
1730-1800 13765 SMG 250 kW 160 deg to SoAF English
1730-1800 15570 SMG 250 kW 139 deg to CEAF English

1800-1830 11625 SMG 250 kW 238 deg to NoWeAF Portuguese
1800-1830 13765 SMG 250 kW 169 deg to SoAF Portuguese
1800-1830 15570 SMG 500 kW 150 deg to SoAF Portuguese

1840-1900  5980 SMG 100 kW 330 deg to WeEUR Rosary
1840-1900  7250 SMG 100 kw 004 deg to EaEUR Rosary
1840-1900  9645 SMG 100 kW 326 deg to WeEUR Rosary
1840-1900 11625 SMG 250 kW 113 deg to NE/ME Rosary
1840-1900 13765 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WeAF Rosary
1840-1900 15570 SMG 100 kW 175 deg to CeAF Rosary

1900-1940 13765 SMG 250 kW 175 deg to CeAF Spanish Sat
1900-1940 15570 SMG 100 kW 238 deg to NoWeAF Spanish Sat

2000-2030 11625 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WEAF English
2000-2030 13765 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF English

2030-2100 11625 SMG 250 kW 210 deg to WeAF French
2030-2100 13765 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF French

2140-2200  5980 SMG 100 kW 336 deg to WeEUR Arabic
2140-2200  7250 SMG 100 kW 234 deg to NoAF Arabic
2140-2200  7250 SMG 100 kW 146 deg to EaAF Arabic
2140-2200  9645 SMG 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic

2200-2230  9600 PHT 250 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese
2200-2230 15470 TIN 250 kW 325 deg to EaAS Chinese

2315-2400  9600 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
2315-2400 15470 TIN 250 kW 280 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

MALAYSIA   VERY NICE QSL card.
RTM Sarawak 9835 kHz. e-QSL 91/2013 received in 39 days for reception
report with audio file sent to
<zulrahim @ rtm.gov.my>
V/S Othman Bin MD Said, Deputy Director, Technical Network Section,
RTM Dept of Broadcasting.
(Rafael Martinez Barcelona, Catalonia-ESP, BrDXC Communication magazine)

MALTA/MOLDOVA   Radio Pridnestrovye was heard on Aug 23 with ID and nx in
Russian at 0330 UT on MW621 kHz. At the same time on 999 kHz was only
Rosary in Latin sermon seems from Malta.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

MICRONESIA  FSM - Pacific Missionary Aviat, Cross Radio Pohnpei,
4755.4  The Cross Radio 1126 English, preacher. Very weak, Sept 8.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Sept 8)

re Loggings from British Columbia - some footprints noted in Nara JPN and
Brisbane AUS, at present Sept 9 at 1000 UT noted
4755.528  FSM - The Cross Radio, but OTHR 4738-4853 kHz range - not Codar
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

MOLDOVA   Cancelled frequencies for Voice of Russia from Sept 1:
0000-0400  9665 KCH 500 kW 296 deg to SoAM En
1600-2100 11635 KCH 500 kW 235 deg to NoAF French
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

MOROCCO   No signal heard from Radio Mediterranee 1 on Sept 1:
0000-2400  9579.2 NAD 250 kW  110 deg to CeEaAF Arabic/French.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, dxld Sept 4)

MOROCCO/RUSSIA   Radio Medi was not on the air at 1630 UT on 9579 kHz on
Aug 30, also only odd carrier was on LW170 wailing with VORussia. Resuming
on Sep 2 at 0400 with nx in Ar only on 171 kHz. BTW on LW 171 kHz except
for 2-4 hours the programme is of VORussia in Russian and when there are
prgrs in Ru and Caucasian languages the ID is Radio Voice of Russia
Channel Radio Caucasus.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

MYANMAR   7200.1   Myanmar R., Nay Pyi Daw. Seriously distorted audio at
1150 to past 1215 UT. Someone described this as "over-modulation", but I
don't think so. If you inject an SSB carrier on the frequency, it reveals
a very broken carrier, indicating a serious transmitter fault, not a
studio-induced audio modulation issue. And of course we know that the txer
has issues already with spurious signals approx. 14.3 kHz either side of
the registered frequency (i.e. at 7185.8 and 7214.4 kHz). Both these spurs
were also badly distorted. I hope this fault is remedied soon as their
music is always enjoyable and relaxing listening. 24 Aug.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ARDXC ADXNews direct and via dxld Sep 7)

7345   Thazin R., Nay Pyi Daw. Nice light Burmese pop music and
announcements from 1040 UT. Occasional "Thazin" ID and occasional mentions
of Myanmar in that characteristic lilting sing-song local style typical of
the local languages of Burma. No ID at the top of the hour due to
Myanmar's 6.5 hour time zone. CNR 1 came on late at 1101 UT which
flattened Thazin - so that was the end of that!! 24 Aug.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ARDXC ADXNews direct and via dxld Sep 7)

{UNIDENTIFIED}  6165  - Suspect this may be Thazin Radio - Phin Oo Lwin,
Myanmar.

Noted at 1105 UT and monitored for 20 minutes before giving up. Asian
style pop music for much of the time with occasional announcements. But
very hard to hear with the much stronger co-channel CNR 6. Only really
possible when China was in in talk-mode rather than playing music. 24 Aug.
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, Sept ARDXC ADXNews direct and via dxld Sep 7)

re UNID on 7110.0 kHz.

{UNIDENTIFIED}  7110.0  - heard through strong OTH radar on Sept 6 from
1418 UT to 1459 UT; some type of indigenous singing; could not make out
any announcements; very difficult to be sure what this is due to extreme
OTHR. Of course is the former frequency of Thazin Radio (Myanmar); checked
6165 kHz. (ex-7110 kHz) at 1434 UT and did find Thazin Radio there with
news in English underneath a strong CNR6; UNID also not // 5985.8 kHz
(Myanmar Radio). So is it Myanmar here with a different transmitter? Needs
more monitoring on a day without the OTHR.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 6)

7102 and 7164  Chinese OTH radars with 43.5 sps (30 kHz wide) heard via
Japan and USA west-coast this afternoon.
73 de Wolf, DK2OM, IARU Intruder Alert Sept 6

OMAN   New broadcasts for Radio Sultanate of Oman. First noted Sept 10
0400-1000  9540 THU 100 kW 220 deg to EaAF Arabic, very weak signal*
* QRM REE Spanish till 0500 and Radio Algerienne Arabic 0500-0600 9535 kHz
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

PAKISTAN   15235  Radio Pakistan observed in Urdu at 1715 UT on 15235 kHz,
26 August underneath, and sometimes over top, of Channel Africa in English
on same channel. Radio Pakistan on 15235 kHz is scheduled on this
frequency, but only until 1530 UT. Heard in // with webstream which was
around 30 seconds behind shortwave).
(Alan Roe-UK, dxld Sept 4)

PNG   7325  QSL Wantok Radio Light.

Nach 183 Tagen kam heute eine Brief und eine detailierte QSL-Karte von
Wantok Radio Light 7325 kHz fuer einen Empfangsbericht mit mp3-Mitschnitt
auf CD und 2 US-$ fuers Rueckporto an.

Adresse: Wantok Radio Light, Papua New Guinea Christian Broadcasting
Network, P.O.Box 1273, Port Moresby, National Capital District,
Papua New Guinea.

Der Brief traegt die Unterschriften von Dorish Asang (Administration
Receptionist), Mr. Alois Ok (Business Development Manager)
und Mr. Joel Dopo (RF Technician).
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX Aug 30)

POLAND   964.42v  Twoje Radio Brzesko (POL, 963kHz) is drifting around 964
kHz. I observe it already for some time and yesterday I heard their ID for
the first time: "Twoje Radio AM, Brzesko 963". Yesterday evening it was on
964.5 kHz.
(Karel Honzik-CZE, mwoffsets Sept 3)

Re: [mwoffsets] Twoje Radio POL 963 off channel. Yes, apparently this one
now around 964.42 kHz, drifting. Too weak here in Finland for audio.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, mwoffsets Sept 9)

At 2025 UT Sept 10 I see only a peak on 964.518 kHz, jazz mx heard and
Arabic talk. (wb)

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia in French no longer on SW, from Sept 1 ?
However, no trace of its Taldom companion on 11635 kHz.

Voice of Russia in French no longer on SW 11635, 16-21 UT ?
Only V of Korea on 11635 kHz between 1850 and 1905 UT. Moscou on 11635 kHz
is usually much stronger than VoK ...

[later]  But as usual on 9900 kHz (via Gavar, Armenia) at 1600 UT
(probably until 1800 UT).
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, dxld Sept 5)

9665  -  V. Of Russia missing from here at 0130 UT on 05 Sept. Not sure if
they have changed frequencies or already scaling back programming. I have
been away for awhile so I'm not quite up on the latest news.
(Stephen Wood-MA-USA, dxld Sept 4)

Right now (7 September, 0821 UT) both 21800 and 21820 kHz are active in
English.
(Tudor Vedeanu-ROU, dxld Sept 7)

VoRUS on SW on air, heard around 08-10 UT today Sept 7
11830 0600 1000 27,28          VoRUS Moskva          261  40 DRM
15405 0600 0900 55,59          VoRUS Komsomolsk Amur 180 250
21800 0600 1000 55,58,59,60    VoRUS Irkutsk         152 250
21820 0600 1000 42,44,49,55,58 VoRUS Novosibirsk     155 250
13785 0700 0900 42,43,49       VoRUS Irkutsk         180 250
17500 0700 0900 41             VoRUS Novosibirsk     180 250
 9850 0800 1400 27,28          VoRUS Kaliningrad     220  15 DRM

VoRUS on SW on air, heard later the day Sept 7 and 8
 6075 1000 1400 32,33,42,43,44 VoRUS Vladivostok     270 100
11530 1000 1500 41             VoRUS Duchanbe*       155 500
*a lot of 50 Hz peaks visible like fence, buzzy 50/100 Hz audio

12030 1000 1500 44,49          VoRUS Vladivostok     230 250
13805 1000 1400 43,44          VoRUS Irkutsk         180 250
15300 1000 1200 44             VoRUS Novosibirsk     120 250
13860 1100 1400 44,49          VoRUS Irkutsk         152 250
15670 1100 1500 42,43,49       VoRUS Novosibirsk     145 250
 4960 1200 1900 40E,41N        VoRUS Duchanbe        180 100
 7235 1200 1400 45             VoRUS Irkutsk         100 110
15585 1200 1900 30S,31SW       VoRUS Moskva          117 250
 7505 1300 1600 41             VoRUS Duchanbe#       137 100
# hit heavily by some Pacific OTHR signal in 7500-7540 kHz
range, wb.

 9900 1400 2000 39,48,52,53,57 VoRUS Erevan Gavar    192 500
 7525 1500 1700 39,40          VoRUS Duchanbe        240 100
12110 1500 2100 37-39          VoRUS Duchanbe        267 500
 6185 1500 1800 42,44,49       VoRUS Irkutsk         180 250
 9490 1600 1800 42,44,49       VoRUS Novosibirsk     145 250
 9880 1600 2100 27,28          VoRUS Kaliningrad     220  15 DRM
 7540 1700 2000 39,40          VoRUS Duchanbe        240 100
 6155 2000 2200 37NW           VoRUS Moskva          261  40 DRM
12060 2100 0500 12,13,15       VoRUS Erevan Gavar    258 500
 9465 2200 0100 10-12          VoRUS Erevan Gavar    305 500
 9435 0100 0500 10-12          VoRUS Erevan Gavar    305 500
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7/8)

RUSSIA   The Russian government's international radio broadcasting service
Golos Rossii (Voice of Russia) will stop its shortwave broadcasts from
Jan 01 next year, the Digit.ru online journal reported on Aug 21. The
shortwave service is closing "due to funding cuts", Voice of Russia deputy
director Natalya Zhmai said in a letter dated Aug 15 to Andrei
Romanchenko, head of the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network
(RTRBN), the journal said.

Voice of Russia, established in 1929, currently uses RTRBN transmitters to
broadcast to foreign countries using short and medium waves. After the
shortwave service goes off the air, only three low-power medium wave
transmitters will be used to broadcast to other countries, an industry
source told Digit.ru. The radio will mostly use FM band transmitters based
abroad, the source said. At the beginning of 2013, Voice of Russia cut the
total volume of shortwave broadcasts to 26 hours a day from more than
50 hours in 2012. Thus payment services RTRS "Voice of Russia" in 2013 due
to the reduction of broadcasting decreased to 220 million rubles, compared
with 550 million rubles in 2012. In the "Voice of Russia" and RTRS no
comment on the situation.
(RIA Novosti, Aug 21, via Gayle van Horn, Gupta, Hauser, dswci DXW)

RUSSIA   171  Tbilisskaya Armavir site (? wb.)
Start the Voice of Russia in 0400 hours and 0500 UT, Program "RRRKK" /
Radio Radio Channel Russian Caucasus / - on the news, perhaps, the Chechen
language - in LW 171 kHz, on Sept 3. Hymn of Adygea at 17 UT, and radio ad
Adygea in Adyg, Arabic and Turkish language for 7325 kHz, Sept 2.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, RUSdx Sept 8)

5930  R Rossii, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, at 1219 UT on Aug 25, techno-
beat music, fair signal // weaker 5940 kHz, currently in the clear for
their final hour of the day after WWCR 5935 kHz between them closes at
1200 UT. R Rossii has a good variety of late-night music from one day to
the next; as more and more darkness falls upon Siberia, reception is
seasonally improving.

5940  Radio Rossii, from Magadan, at 1219-1240 UT on Aug 24 and 25,
Russian ann, orchestral music, 35443.
(Hauser-OK-USA and Sellers-BC-CAN, RUSdx Sept 8)

RUSSIA/UZBEKISTAN   9900 via Irkutsk-RUS // 11850 via Tashkent-UZB,
Vatican Radio Russian Broadcast to Asia Aug 29 at *1230-1300* UT.

Sign-on with I.S., into brief news brief, religious service, with closing
hymn prior to sign-ff announcements. 12:59 UT schedule and I.S. followed
to sign-off on 9900 with 11850 kHz continued with Radio Veritas program.
Both hrd fairly well with 11850 kHz slight edge over 9900 kHz.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 5)

RUSSIA/UZBEKISTAN   Summer A-13 schedule of Trans World Radio India:
0030-0045 11600 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bengali Mon-Fri
0030-0115 11600 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Sun
0045-0115 11600 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bhojpuri Mon-Fri
0045-0115 11600 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Nepali Sat
0115-0130 11600 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Dzonka
1245-1530 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Bengali/Hindi/Nepali/Dzonka
1245-1300 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Kui/Santhali Sat/Sun
1300-1315 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Ho/Kumaoni Sat/Sun
1315-1330 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Dogri Mon-Fri
1315-1330 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Mewari Sun-Thu
1315-1330 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Bhasha/Bengali Fri/Sat
1315-1430 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Sat/Sun
1330-1345 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Bondo/Maithili Sun-Tue
1330-1345 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Kasmiri/Tibetan Wed/Thu
1330-1345 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Haryanvi/Garhwali Fri/Sat
1330-1400 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Mon-Fri
1345-1415 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Kuruk/Kharia Sun
1345-1415 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Maithili Mon-Fri
1345-1415 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Bundeli Sat
1400-1415 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Mon/Wed-Fri
1400-1415 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Awadhi Tue
1415-1430 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Garhwali Mon-Fri
1415-1430 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Magahi Sun/Mon
1415-1430 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Mundari/Kuruk Tue-Sat
1430-1445 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi
1430-1500 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Sadri/Chodri Sat/Sun
1430-1500 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Sindhi Mon-Fri
1445-1515 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Punjabi Sun
1445-1515 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Mon-Sat
1500-1515 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Bhili Sat/Sun
1500-1515 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Gamit/Vasali Mon-Fri
1500-1530  7300 IRK 250 kW 195 deg to SoAS Urdu
1515-1530 12055 IRK 250 kW 224 deg to SoAS Mouchi/Dhodya Mon-Thu
1515-1545 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Punjabi Sat/Sun
1515-1615 12160 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Mon-Fri
1600-1630  7300 IRK 250 kW 195 deg to WeAS Pashto/Dari
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

RWANDA/SWAZILAND/UAE   Summer A-13 schedule of Trans World Radio Africa
0300-0330  3200 MAN 050 kW 003 deg to ZWE  Ndebele Mon-Sat
0300-0330  3200 MAN 050 kW 003 deg to ZWE  English Sun
0300-0345  3240 MAN 050 kW 003 deg to ZWE  Shona/Ndau
0330-0345  9530 MAN 100 kW 012 deg to EaAF Sidamo/Amharic
0345-0400  4775 MAN 050 kW 003 deg to SoAF Lomwe
0400-0500  3200 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF English Mon-Fri
0400-0500  3200 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF German Sat/Sun
0400-0500  4775 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF English Mon-Fri
0400-0500  4775 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF German Sat/Sun
0400-0445  5995 MAN 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF Chewa Sat/Sun
0500-0800  4775 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF English
0500-0800  9500 MAN 100 kW 013 deg to EaAF English
1300-1315 13660 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Afar Thu-Sun
1400-1415 15360 MAN 100 kW 043 deg to SoAS Urdu
1400-1600  7315 MAN 050 kW 005 deg to SoAF Makhuwa/Portuguese/Lomwe
1430-1630  6025 MAN 100 kW 003 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele
1500-1530  9585 MAN 100 kW 064 deg to MDC  Malagasy/French
1545-1700  3200 MAN 050 kW 003 deg to SoAF Shangaan/Portuguese/Ndau
1600-1630 15105 MAN 100 kW 013 deg to SoAF Kirundi Mon-Fri
1630-1645 11635 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali Sun
1630-1700 11635 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali Mon-Sat
1630-1800 11725 MAN 100 kW 013 deg to EaAF Amharic/Oromo/Kambaata
1700-1730  7300 MAN 100 kW 003 deg to SoAF Yao
1700-1745  9475 MAN 100 kW 005 deg to EaAF Swahili
1745-1815  9475 MAN 100 kW 005 deg to EaAF Swahili Sat/Sun
1745-1900  6130 MAN 100 kW 312 deg to CeAF Umbrundo/KiKongo/Fiote
1745-2000  3200 MAN 050 kW 233 deg to SoAF English Mon-Fri
1800-1815  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Wed
1800-1815  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic Thu/Fri
1800-1830  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigre Sat
1800-1830  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Kunama Sun
1800-1900  9500 MAN 100 kW 013 deg to EaAF English
1815-1845  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Fri
1830-1845  6120 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun
1900-2000  6130 MAN 100 kW 312 deg to CeAF Portuguese
1900-2000  9940 MAN 100 kW 343 deg to CeAF Lingala/French
2000-2015  9940 MAN 100 kW 343 deg to CeAF French Sat/Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

SOLOMON ISL   5019.877  SIBC, noted weak signal string at 1230 UT. Tiny
readable downunder at Brisbane remote unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews, Sept 8)

5930 (good) // 5940 (Arman/Magadan fair-good) // 7230 (Yakutsk poor) //
7320 (Arman/Magadan fair-good), Radio Rossii with the news in Russian
0700 to 0710, Sept 3.

5930  "Radio Rossii Kamchatka" / GTRK Kamchatka, via the Yelizovo
transmitter site on the Kamchatka peninsula. Good reception (slight audio
hum) on Sept 3 from 0710 to 0800 UT with their local/regional programming
(not // to the other R. Rossii sites); local IDs; "Radio Rossii
Kamchatka"; chimes/bells; interviews; BoH sounded almost like "This is
Kamchatka"; local news; at 0800 UT joined the other R. Rossii stations and
again became // .
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld / RUSdx Sept 8)

5019.9  S.I.B.C. at 1116 UT, Sept 8, English, woman preacher and hymns on
this Sunday morning here (late Sunday there), continued until their normal
5-minute closing lineup of a Christian devotional, ID, and national anthem
to 1200 sign-off. Poor, splatter from Cuba on 5025 kHz.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Sept 8)

re Loggings from British Columbia - some footprints noted in Nara JPN and
Brisbane AUS, at present Sept 9 at 1000-1200 UT noted
5019.874  footprint, S.I.B.C., hopping some 2-3 Hz up and down.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

SRI LANKA   Additional frequencies of R Free Asia in Khmer (Cambodian):
1230-1330 13845*IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS // 12140 SAI 100 kW/270 deg
2230-2330 12140 IRA 250 kW 073 deg to SoEaAS // 13740 SAI 100 kW/270 deg
* co-ch WWCR-3 in English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

SWAZILAND   15359.973  This short time Urdu sce of TWR Manzini SWZ heard
on remote unit at Nara-JPN, scheduled from 1400-1414 UT, ID in Urdu and
Lahore address given at 1414 UT, followed by very special TWR Carillion ID
music theme signal, TX at Manzini switched OFF at 14.16:15 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

TAIWAN   9955  Special transmissions from Tainan site to Europe.

There will once more be special transmissions of Radio Taiwan
International in German via the Tainan site as announced below (3, 4, 5,
10, 11, 12, 18, 19 Oct, each at 1700 UT, on SW 9955 kHz). They use to do
this since a couple of years, originally following a relay of Family Radio
in Russian, now turning on the transmitter especially for these DX
specials.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Sept 7)

Hallo, alle zusammen,
eine gute Nachricht! Der Antrag wegen der direkten Sendung unseres
Programms durch die Tainan-Senderanlage ist gebilligt worden.

Diesmal duerfen wir 8 Tage unsere Sendungen direkt aus Taiwan nach Europa
ausstrahlen und zwar immer um 1700 UT.

 3. Okt. (Donnerstag)
 4. Okt. (Freitag)
 5. Okt. (Samstag)
10. Okt. (Donnerstag)
11. Okt. (Freitag) -- telephone call in / call out live
12. Okt.(Samstag)
18. Okt.(Freitag)
19. Okt.(Samstag)

Die Einzelheiten werden wir spaeter bekanntgeben. Sag bitte den anderen
Hoerern, DX Freunden und vielen anderen den Bescheid!

Viele schoene Gruesse aus Taipei

Bihui
[= Chiu Bihui, head of, rather only permanent staff for German broadcasts]
(RTI, via Wolf-Dieter Behnke-D, A-DX Sept 4)

TAIWAN   7385.011  Chinese program sce of RTI noted in co-channel covered
by China mainland CNR1 program jamming.

7269.986  Voice of China in Chinese from Taipei site, covered totally by
CNR1 jamming at 1438 UT Sept 7.

9624.915  RTI Vietnamese language program noted at proper S=9+10dB level,
1444 UT.

9660.003  RTI Thai service at S=8-9 level, observed on Nara-JPN remote rx.
At 1450 UT.

9735.004  RTI Bahasa Indonesia language sce to INS, originate from Tainan
site, scheduled 14-15 UT, S=9+10dB strength at 1447 UT Sept 7.

7379.989  Proper signal of RFI Paris Vietnamese sce via Tainan-TWN relay
site, scheduled at 14-15 UT. On Sept 7 at at 1440 UT on Nara-JPN remote
SDR installation.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

TAJIKISTAN   4765.036  Tajik Radio 1 from Dushanbe Yangi Yul tx site,
noted at 1257 UT Sept 8. Tiny S=5-6 male local language singer.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 8)

TANZANIA   6015  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp., Dole, Zanzibar, at *0256 UT
on Aug 23, hi-tempo Afropop, chatting in Swahili, some English e.g. "Clap
your hands". Into chants after the hour, 44444.
(Bell-AFS; via dswci DXW Sept 4)

11735  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp., Dole, Zanzibar, at 1901-1903 UT on Aug
25, Swahili, ID 1902, 44433.
(Mille; via dswci DXW Sept 4)

USA   5085  WTWW-2 heard again here August 29 at 1115 (music) and 1229
(Brother Stair); fair. Seems they cannot make up their mind if they want
to be here or on 9930 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

USA    New 24 hours schedule of Brother Stair in English via WTWW-2:
1300-2400  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM, ex1150/1153-2400
0000-1300  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM, new broadcasting time

5085  Brother Stair heard on English sermon at remote SDR installation in
Australia, S=8 signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 8)

USA   9975  KVOH testing this wekend.
KVOH is testing this weekend on 9975 kHz, from 0100-0400{-0430 UT Sun 8}
UT on Sat 7th & Sun 8th September, 2013 (Friday and Saturday evenings in
the Americas). When our regular programming re-commences, details will be
posted here.

In most cases, a built-in telescopic antenna is all you need to enjoy our
programs. However, you may be able to improve your reception by adding a
simple long-wire antenna.

Use any kind of wire 10-30 meters / 30-100 feet long. Place the wire out
in the open, away from sources of electrical interference, as high above
the ground as possible, and broadly facing towards Los Angeles. Do not
point the wire at Los Angeles - the weakest reception will be of stations
off either end of the antenna. Insulate the ends of the wire with wood,
plastic, or ceramic.

Then, cut a length of shielded TV coax cable as the lead-in wire to your
radio. Pare back the shielding on both ends, and use only the center core.
Twist the center core at one end around the long-wire antenna, ensuring
there is good electrical contact, and connect the other end to your radio
using a banana plug (or whatever connector your radio requires).

Be careful building your antenna, and be sure to disconnect it from your
radio during stormy weather.

<http://kvoh.net/broadcast-schedule/>
(via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 6)

9975  New KVOH Tests. Thank you for responding to the test broadcasts KVOH
conducted on 17775 kHz a couple of months ago. We were happy that our
transmitter performed well, but were disappointed with the propagation
conditions that make use of 16 metres challenging at the present time.
However, we have also been working hard to restore a second transmitter to
operate on 31 metres (a band we have not operated on for over 6 years [way
over gh]). That work is nearing completion, and we would like to run two
more evening tests to see how the tx is performing.

Accordingly, we would very much appreciate your reception reports (or
preferably, recordings) of the tests we will be running on 9975 kHz on
Friday and Saturday evenings this week. The exact times are:

Saturday 7th 0100-0400 UTC
Sunday   8th 0100-0400 UTC

In North and Central America, that would be this Friday and Saturday
evenings, 8-11pm Central, 9pm-12am Eastern. The test program will be
similar to last time, but not exactly the same. It will contain segments
in both English and Spanish.

The transmitter site is near Los Angeles, and here it is currently getting
dark at about 0230 UTC (7:30pm local). Therefore, during the first half of
these tests, the transmission path will be increasingly in darkness, and
for the last 90 minutes or so will be in complete darkness. Please let us
know what reception sounds like at your location as the evening
progresses, and also what type of receiver and antenna you are using.

Reception reports may be emailed to "QSL@kvoh.net" or sent to:

KVOH - Voice of Hope
P.O.Box 102
Los Angeles, CA 90078
United States of America

All correct reports will be verified with our QSL card.

Thank you very much in advance for your assistance with this test! *:)
happy.
(Ray Robinson, Operations Manager, KVOH - Voice of Hope / Voz de
Esperanza, Los Angeles, 0425 UT Sept 5, dxld / Jerry Berg-USA, DXplorer)

Here in Germany the channel was blocked by tentat. CVC Voice of Asia all
the time.
(Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC-UK ng Sept 7)

9975  The first test was very successful, and the reports we have received
have been overwhelmingly positive. There was some atmospheric fading
towards the end, but the only interference reported was from listeners in
Europe and Australia / New Zealand. None was noted in the Americas. For
this first 31mb test, we have so far received email reports from listeners
in 18 U.S. states, 7 Latin American countries, plus Canada, Australia, New
Zealand and several countries in Europe.

In order to give European listeners a better chance to hear us without
interference, it has been decided to extend the second test by 30 minutes,
to 0430 UTC Sunday. That should allow 30 minutes of reception after CVC
has left the channel, unless the path from California has faded out
completely by that time. We'll see. Anyway, thanks to all for the
information provided. It has been extremely useful, and very encouraging.
We are looking forward to recommencing regular
 programming soon.
(Ray Robinson-CA-USA, KVOH - Los Angeles, via dxld / BrDXC-UK)

USA   17775  QSL KVOH - Voice of Hope rec'ed an e-mail response in six
hours after posting my June 6 report of their test broadcast. Then 12 days
later rec'ed their QSL card with full data and with transmitter co-
ordinates. V/S; Ray Robinson Operations Manager.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer Sept 5)

5085  WTWW-2, at 1151 UT on Sept 10. Brother Stair; // but somewhat out of
sync with WWRB on 3185 kHz; both fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 10)

USA   Frequency change of WINB Red Lion. First noted Sep.1:
1100-1200 NF9265 INB 50 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun only, ex13570
Using a remote receiver in San Antonio.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 11)

VIETNAM   12020  Voice of Vietnam 1136 English, discussing the Australian
election. Poor, // 9840 weak, Sept 8.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Sept 8)

re Loggings from British Columbia - some footprints noted in Nara JPN and
Brisbane AUS, at present Sept 9 at 1000 UT noted
12019.169 and 9839.856 kHz  VIETNAM  Voice of Vietnam.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 9)

YEMEN   Daily heard Yemen Radio around 1350 UT till close down at 1502 UT
on 6135 kHz, but nothing on likely // 9780 or 6005 kHz. 1400 nx and
political comments in Arabic. Observed 15-24 August. But not noted at
0600-0800 UT on 6135 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Aug 29)

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MW log in Italy and around Mediterranean area, only a few to mention,
between 0630 and 0745 UT, Sept 07:

 593.992 Unknown
 692.991 Unknown
 890.981 very odd frequency of ALG Arabic
 917.995 Slovenia
1053.015 ROU
1215.152 Fllake ALB, 0650 UT, but wandered to 1215.147 kHz at 0730 UT
1313.996 RNE5
1457.987 Fllake ALB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 7)

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QSL Report of the past 2 months

ALBANIA   Radio Tirana, 7465, QSL-card in 6 weeksfor report via Radio
Tirana Hoererclub.

ETHIOPIA   Radio Oromya, 6030, E-QSL in 0 days for e_report to
<habtamu.dargie @ yahoo.com>  V/s: Habtamu Dargie, Engineering Head.

GERMANY   AGDX / HCJB, 3985, QSL-card (40 years AGDX) in 5 weeks for
report with SASE to AGDX e.V., Postfach 1214, 61282 Bad Homburg, Germany.

HCJB, 3985, QSL-card in 7 weeks for report with 1 IRC to Quito.

MADAGASCAR   Radio Dialogue, 12105. Letter came back from Zimbabwe as
undeliverable to the Bulawayo address given in WRTH.

SLOVENIA   Radio Murski Val, 648, QSL-letter in 8 days for report with 1
IRC to the address given in WRTH.V/s: Jerneja Pirnat.

SOUTH AFRICA   RTE Dublin, 5820, QSL-card in 10 days for report to the
address given in WRTH, 2 US$ return postage back.

SOUTH AFRICA   CLANDESTINE   SW Radio Africa, 4880, QSL-letter in 8 days
for report with 1 IRC to SW Radio Africa, P.O.Box 243, Borehamwood,
Herts., WD6 4WA, United Kingdom.
(Kurt Enders-D, hcdx Aug 21)

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Asian Pop Music

Sundays around 2000 provides good choices for Asian pop music, so if you
are interested in following Asian modern pop music, the stations below all
provide good or fair reception in UK at present:

KBS World Radio with Korean Music in French from 2010-2055 on 5950 via
France.

KBS World Radio with Travelled With in German from 2010-2055 on 3955 via
UK.

Radio Taiwan International with Tu Musica in Spanish from 2030-2055 on
3965 via France.

China Radio Int. with Chinese Popular Music in Polish from 2035-2055 on
6145 via France.

China Radio Int. with Music Express in Italian from 2040-2055 on 7265 and
7345.

Voice of Vietnam with Music Journal in German from 2015-2025 on 9430.

If you enjoy Asian pop music, then I'd be very interested in your reviews
of any of these programmes!
(Listening Post by Alan Roe-UK, BrDXC Communication Sept 2013)

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EUROPEAN MEDIUMWAVE GUIDE website

End of EMWG website, but not of the EMWG.

Dear all, The EMWG website is no more, but the EMWG is still alive. After
thoroughly analysing the visitor statistics, I noticed that 95% of all
traffic goes to the 6 main pages: LW, MW1, MW2, PDF version, Perseus
version and addresses.

That is why I have decided that it is no longer worthwhile keeping all
other pages. It is also a bit naive to think that new people will join the
DX community, so the introductions to medium wave in various languages are
also superfluous; I may, however, still offer them as a PDF file on my
site.

Anyway, the EMWG is now nicely integrated into my personal web site. It
may be a bit getting used to, but you will quickly find your way. It still
needs a bit of tweaking from my side though ;-) The domain
<http://www.emwg.info>
will redirect to the new location. I will also make sure that direct links
get redirected to the right page.

As to the EMWG mailing list, I have decided there is no real point in
keeping it either. I will simply delete it and I would advise everybody
who is keen on medium wave news to join the Medium Wave Circle
<http://www.mwcircle.org>

If you have questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line.

Met vriendelijke groeten/Kind regards,
(Herman Boel-BEL, Sept 3, MWCircle yg via dxld via RUSdx Sept 8)

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GERMANY   "Eine Zeitreise zum Hoeren und Staunen" bietet das Stadtmuseum
Amberg (60 km oestlich von Nuernberg, im VGN-Nahverkehrsbereich noch bis
zum 1. Dezember 2013 in einer Sonderausstellung "vom Grammophon zum iPod".
Ueber 100 Jahre Musik- und Tongeschichte werden mit Geraeten aus den
Sammlungen der Schwandorfer Helmut Weiss und Josef Ziereis praesentiert.
Dazu kommen historische Aufnahmen, Werbeplakate, Interieurs als akustische
und optische Umgebung der Exponate.

Die Ausstellung in der Amberger Innenstadt Zeughausstr. 18 ist geoeffnet
Di-So 11.00-16.00, Sa So 17.00 Uhr. Am 2. November findet unter dem Motto
"Ein Lied geht um die Welt" eine lange Museumsnacht 19.00-24.00 Uhr statt.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2)

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GERMANY   KBS Seoul Listers Convention Meeting Berlin.

Der KBS World Radio Hoererclub laedt ein zum 9. Hoerertreffen von KBS
World Radio in Berlin.

Treffpunkt ist am 5. Oktober 2013 16.00 Uhr Ortszeit das koreanische
Restaurant "HO DO RI" in der Goebenstr. 16 in 10783 Berlin-Schoeneberg und
ist gut mit U- und S-Bahn zu erreichen. Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es ein
spezielles Thema, denn KBS World Radio feiert 2013 ja seinen 60.
Geburtstag.

Interessierte werden gebeten sich unter Telefon bzw. SMS bei 0170/1841346,
oder mit E-Mail an
<KBS-Hoerertreffen-Berlin at willi-stengel.de>
anzumelden. Fuer weitere Nachfragen steht Andreas Muecklich unter der o.
g. Rufnummer zur Verfuegung.
(Volker Willschrey 4.8.2013)
 
 


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Michael Bethge



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