WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 113 - 29 Nov 2013

12:40 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments










compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   Re: "History of Radio Tirana by Drita Cico, and I hope that she
has no objection to inclusion of her excellent information on mwmasts."

Drita Cico provided photos which I have uploaded to my transmitter site
web page at

<http://www.bamlog.com/towersites.htm>

- Use the menu on the left to select R. Tirana.
(Bruce Conti, mwmasts yg via dxld Nov 20)

ARMENIA/MYANMAR/NORWAY/TAJIKISTAN/THAILAND
7510 Democratic Voice of Burma broadcasts.

<http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/4576-dvb-announces-planned-homecoming.html>

This report says they move their headquarters to Thailand
<http://theforeigner.no/pages/news-in-brief/democratic-voice-of-burma-moves-to-thailand/>

... which coincides with this report from last year
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/sep/11/burma-exiles-monitor-reform-thailand>

Pictures of their former headquarters in Oslo
http://enigmaimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/DEMOCRATIC-VOICE-OF-BURMA/G0000r4rKVAmA2ts/C0000CAGBWnm.5c8

... and their former guerilla activities in Thailand
<http://enigmaimages.photoshelter.com/gallery/BURMA-VJ-INSIDE-THE-SECRET-NETWORK/G0000Jjxm8_VGUjo/C0000VjJuokYtTzM>

And a piece of history from 1996
<http://www.burmalibrary.org/reg.burma/archives/199701/msg00076.html>

The transmission 2330-0030 UT on 7510 just signed on, unless it contains
some other programming, but at least it indeed sounds like something for
South Asia. This was until 2330 UT preceeded by an uninterrupted test
tone; are they in Armenia not afraid of driving their transmitter too
hard?

6225  DEM. VOICE OF BURMA
1430-1530 UT daily Burmese/dialect 100kW 125degr
via Dushanbe Yangi Yul Tajikistan.

7510  DEM. VOICE OF BURMA
2330-0030 UT daily Burmese/dialect 300kW 100deg
via Yerevan-Gavar Armenia.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Nov 27)

<http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/4576-dvb-announces-planned-homecoming.html>

6225  DEM. VOICE OF BURMA
1430-1530 UT daily Burmese/dialect 100kW 125degr
via Dushanbe Yangi Yul Tajikistan.

6225  Already carrier ON AIR at check 1406 UT Nov 27, S=9+25dB clean audio
signal here in Europe, S=9+35dB on remote SDR unit post in Moscow Russia.

Audio feed tone appeared for short at 14.29:00 UT at both 922 and 1844
Hertz on Perseus screen, and program started at 14.30:05 UT by sweet
Burmese folk music and sweet DVB female announcer and gongs.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

7510  DEM. VOICE OF BURMA
2330-0030 UT daily Burmese/dialect 300kW 100deg
via Yerevan-Gavar Armenia.

7510, Nov 27 at 0025 UT, no signal from Democratic Voice of Burma as
scheduled 2330-0030 UT via ARMENIA. But Kai Ludwig in Germany could hear
the start of this presumed broadcast Nov 26. We were checking following
press reports that DVB had left Norway, where it has been headquartered
for many years and gone "back" to Myanmar. But Kai found other press that
they have really moved to Thailand which would be a bit more secure than
Myanmar and certainly more convenient than Norway. The reports don't go
into such minor details as whether the broadcasts will continue (only?) on
SW, and whence, but the two scheduled broadcasts are as above, and:
1430-1530 UT on 6225 via TAJIKISTAN. Please confirm if that still exist.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 27)

ARMENIA/ASCENSION ISL/AUSTRIA/MADAGASCAR/MOLDOVA/OMAN/RWANDA/SEYCHELLES/
SINGAPORE/SOUTH AFRICA/THAILAND/UAE/U.K./UZBEKISTAN

Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of BBC

0000-0030  5875 NAK 250 kW 355 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0030  9510 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0000-0030 12025 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

0000-0100  5970 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English
0000-0100  6195 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
0000-0100  6195 SNG 125 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
0000-0100  9410 NAK 250 kW 290 deg to SoAS English
0000-0100  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
0000-0100  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
0000-0100 11750 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English
0000-0100 11955 SNG 250 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
0000-0100 12095 SNG 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS English
0000-0100 13725 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English
0000-0100 15335 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to EaAS English
0000-0100 15755 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English

0030-0100  5940 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
0030-0100  7435 WOF 250 kW 082 deg to WeAS Dari
0030-0100  7325 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Bengali
0030-0100  9510 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Bengali
0030-0100 12025 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoAS Bengali

0100-0130  5940 MOS 300 kW 095 deg to WeAS Pashto
0100-0130  6165 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS Hindi
0100-0130  6195 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0100-0130  7325 DHA 250 kW 070 deg to SoAS Hindi
0100-0130  7445 WOF 250 kW 082 deg to WeAS Pashto
0100-0130 11995 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Hindi
0100-0130 15510 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Hindi

0100-0200  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
0100-0200  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
0100-0200 11750 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English
0100-0200 11955 SNG 250 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
0100-0200 12095 SNG 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS English
0000-0100 13725 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English
0100-0200 15310 NAK 250 kW 290 deg to SoAS English
0100-0200 15335 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to EaAS English
0100-0200 15755 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English

0130-0200  5940 MOS 300 kW 095 deg to WeAS Dari
0130-0200  5980 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0200  6165 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0200  6195 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
0130-0200  7285 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0200  7445 WOF 250 kW 082 deg to WeAS Dari
0130-0200  9510 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Bengali
0130-0200 13660 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Urdu
0130-0200 15270 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Bengali

0200-0230  6195 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0200-0230  7445 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0200-0230  9460 NAK 250 kW 355 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0200-0230 11995 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0200-0230 12070 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0200-0230 15755 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to WeAS Pashto

0200-0300 12095 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English
0200-0300 15310 NAK 250 kW 290 deg to SoAS English

0230-0300  6195 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
0230-0300  7350 DHA 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS Hindi
0230-0300  7445 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
0230-0300  9560 DHA 250 kW 070 deg to SoAS Hindi
0230-0300 15510 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Hindi
0230-0300 15755 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to WeAS Dari
0230-0300 17870 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Hindi

0230-0330  5985 WOF 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Farsi
0230-0330  6165 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi
0230-0330  7410 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
0230-0330 11895 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to WeAS Farsi

0300-0330  7445 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0300-0330  9695 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
0300-0330  9820 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS Pashto
0300-0330 11970 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0300-0330 11995 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Urdu
0300-0330 17510 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Urdu
0300-0330 17760 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Urdu

0300-0400  5875 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CEAF Arabic
0300-0400  6195 SLA 250 kW 345 deg to CeAS English
0300-0400  7285 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to CEAF Arabic
0300-0400 12035 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to CeAS English

0330-0430  7445 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
0330-0430  9695 SLA 250 kW 350 deg to WeAS Farsi
0330-0430 11895 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to WeAS Farsi

0400-0430 11995 MDC 250 kW 000 deg to EaAF Somali
0400-0430 15490 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali

0400-0500  3955 WOF 100 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0400-0500  7285 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CEAF Arabic
0400-0500  9410 SLA 250 kW 335 deg to CeAS English
0400-0500 12035 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS English
0400-0500 12095 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to CEAF English
0400-0500 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English

0430-0500  6135 ASC 250 kW 070 deg to CeAF French
0430-0500  7305 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF French
0430-0500 17780 DHA 250 kW 190 deg to SoAF French

0500-0600  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
0500-0600  3955 WOF 100 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0500-0600  5875 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
0500-0600  6005 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
0500-0600  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
0500-0600  7325 ASC 250 kW 102 deg to SoAF English
0500-0600 11925 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Sat
0500-0600 12095 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to CEAF English
0500-0600 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
0500-0600 15490 MEY 250 kW 005 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Sat
0500-0600 17790 SLA 250 kW 260 deg to CEAF Arabic

0530-0600  5975 WOF 250 kW 160 deg to WeAF Hausa
0530-0600  6135 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa
0530-0600  7305 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa
0530-0600 11925 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Sun
0530-0600 15490 MEY 250 kW 005 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Sun

0600-0630  6055 WOF 250 kW 180 deg to NoAF French
0600-0630  7305 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF French
0600-0630  7325 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF French
0600-0630  9870 ASC 250 kW 070 deg to CeAF French

0600-0700  5875 WOF 100 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0600-0700  6005 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
0600-0700  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
0600-0700  7325 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0600-0700  9410 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
0600-0700  9460 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
0600-0700  9860 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
0600-0700 12095 MEY 250 kW 335 deg to CeAF English
0600-0700 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
0600-0700 17640 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
0600-0700 17790 SLA 250 kW 260 deg to CEAF Arabic

0630-0700  7325 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa
0630-0700  9440 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa
0630-0700  9870 WOF 250 kW 165 deg to WeAF Hausa

0700-0730 11800 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF French
0700-0730 17880 MEY 250 kW 342 deg to CeAF French

0700-0800  5875 WOF 100 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0700-0800  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
0700-0800  7325 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0700-0800  9410 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
0700-0800  9860 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
0700-0800 11770 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
0700-0800 12095 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
0700-0800 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
0700-0800 17640 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
0700-0800 17830 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to CeAF English

0830-0930 15310 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
0830-0930 17720 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto

0930-1030 15310 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
0930-1030 17720 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari

0900-1100 11825 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English, addit. from Nov.14
0900-1100 12010 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English, addit. from Nov.14
0900-1100 17790 SNG 250 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English, addit. from Nov.14

1030-1130 15310 SLA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto
1030-1130 17720 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto

1100-1130 15530 SEY 250 kW 295 deg to EaAF Somali
1100-1130 17780 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali

1100-1200  6195 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  6195 SNG 125 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
1100-1200  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
1100-1200 11895 NAK 250 kW 045 deg to EaAS English
1100-1200 15285 SNG 250 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English

1200-1230 17640 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF French
1200-1230 17780 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF French
1200-1230 21630 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF French

1200-1300  5875 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English
1200-1300  6195 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  6195 SNG 125 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
1200-1300  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
1200-1300 11895 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English

1300-1330 13865 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1300-1330 15510 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Uzbek
1300-1330 17780 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Uzbek

1300-1400  5875 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English
1300-1400  6195 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  6195 SNG 125 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
1300-1400  9410 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English
1300-1400  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
1300-1400 15310 NAK 250 kW 290 deg to SoAS English

1330-1400  5845 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Bengali
1330-1400  7560 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to SoAS Bengali
1330-1400 12065 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoAS Bengali

1345-1430  7485 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1345-1430  9900 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1345-1430 11685 SNG 100 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

1400-1430  7560 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi
1400-1430  7600 NAK 250 kW 280 deg to SoAS Hindi
1400-1430  9510 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Hindi
1400-1430 12065 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Hindi
1400-1430 17640 KIG 250 kW 310 deg to WeAF Hausa
1400-1430 17780 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa
1400-1430 21630 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa

1400-1500  5845 NAK 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS English DRM
1400-1500  5875 NAK 250 kW 025 deg to EaAS English
1400-1500  5975 SLA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Dari
1400-1500  6195 SNG 125 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1500  6195 SNG 125 kW 090 deg to AUS  English
1400-1500  7465 SNG 100 kW 320 deg to SoAS English
1400-1500  9410 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS English
1400-1500  9740 SNG 125 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1500  9740 SNG 125 kW 135 deg to AUS  English
1400-1500  9810 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
1400-1500  9880 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS Bengali Tue/Sun
1400-1500 12035 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Bengali Tue/Sun
1400-1500 12095 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Bengali Tue/Sun
1400-1500 15420 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to EaAF Somali
1400-1500 17690 SEY 250 kW 295 deg to EaAF Somali
1400-1500 21470 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali

1430-1500 17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat

1430-1515  7485 NAK 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Mon-Fri
1430-1515 11685 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Mon-Fri

1500-1600  5845 NAK 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS English DRM
1500-1600  5975 SLA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto
1500-1600  6175 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
1500-1600  6195 SLA 250 kW 335 deg to CeAS English
1500-1600  7465 SNG 100 kW 320 deg to SoAS English
1500-1600  7565 NAK 250 kW 290 deg to SoAS English
1500-1545  7600 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Urdu
1500-1600  9410 SNG 100 kW 315 deg to SoAS English
1500-1600  9505 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS English
1500-1600  9810 SNG 250 kW 320 deg to WeAS Pashto
1500-1600  9920 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Urdu
1500-1600 12075 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to SoAS Urdu
1500-1600 12095 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
1500-1600 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
1500-1600 17690 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1500-1600 17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat
1500-1600 21470 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to EaAF Somali Sat

1545-1615  7600 NAK 250 kW 255 deg to SoAS Tamil
1545-1615  9855 SNG 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS Tamil
1545-1615 11965 WOF 250 kW 092 deg to SoAS Tamil

1600-1630  7485 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to SoAS Hindi
1600-1630  9655 SLA 250 kW 063 deg to SoAS Hindi
1600-1630  9790 SNG 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Hindi
1600-1630 11750 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to WeAS Hindi

1600-1700  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
1600-1700  5845 NAK 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS English DRM
1600-1700  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
1600-1700  6195 SLA 250 kW 335 deg to CeAS English
1600-1700  7465 SNG 100 kW 320 deg to SoAS English
1600-1700  9410 SNG 100 kW 315 deg to SoAS English
1600-1700  9505 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS English
1600-1700 12095 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
1600-1700 11995 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Farsi
1600-1700 13660 WOF 250 kW 092 deg to WeAS Farsi
1600-1700 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
1600-1700 17640 ASC 250 kW 114 deg to SoAF English
1600-1700 17690 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali Sat
1600-1700 17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Sat
1600-1700 17830 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF English
1600-1700 21470 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to EaAF Somali Sat

1630-1700  5875 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to SoAS Bengali
1630-1700  7485 SNG 100 kW 330 deg to SoAS Bengali
1630-1700  7600 NAK 250 kW 255 deg to SoAS Sinhala
1630-1700  9650 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoAS Bengali
1630-1700  9855 SNG 100 kW 270 deg to SoAS Sinhala
1630-1700 11965 WOF 300 kW 082 deg to SoAS Sinhala
1630-1700 15790 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi
1630-1700 17870 MEY 100 kW 007 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi

1700-1730  5875 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari
1700-1730  5910 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Dari
1700-1730  9410 WOF 250 kW 082 deg to WeAS Dari

1700-1800  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
1700-1800  5845 NAK 100 kW 290 deg to SoAS English DRM
1700-1800  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
1700-1800  6195 SLA 250 kW 335 deg to CeAS English
1700-1800  9505 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS English
1700-1800 12095 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
1700-1800 13660 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to CEAF Arabic
1700-1800 15400 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
1700-1800 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English
1700-1800 17780 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF English
1700-1800 17830 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English

1730-1800  5875 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto
1730-1800  5910 SLA 250 kW 035 deg to WeAS Pashto
1730-1800  9410 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto

1800-1830  6140 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF Somali
1800-1830  7305 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF French
1800-1830  7465 MEY 250 kW 076 deg to SoAF French
1800-1830  9410 MEY 250 kW 032 deg to EaAF Somali
1800-1830 11860 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF French
1800-1830 11975 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF French
1800-1830 11845 MEY 100 kW 030 deg to EaAF Somali
1800-1830 15105 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF French

1800-1900  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
1800-1900  5875 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari
1800-1900  5910 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Dari
1800-1900  5945 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS English
1800-1900  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
1800-1900  6195 SLA 250 kW 335 deg to CeAS English
1800-1900  7505 NAK 250 kW 305 deg to WeAS Dari
1800-1900  9915 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF English
1800-1900 11810 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English
1800-1900 12095 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
1800-1900 13660 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to CEAF Arabic
1800-1900 15400 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
1800-1900 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English

1830-1900  9410 SLA 250 kW 230 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Mon-Fri
1830-1900 11875 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Mon-Fri
1830-1900 15790 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to ECAF Kinyarwanda/Kirundi Mon-Fri

1900-2000  3255 MEY 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF English
1900-2000  6190 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to SoAF English
1900-2000  9915 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF English
1900-2000 11810 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English
1900-2000 12095 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English
1900-2000 13660 DHA 250 kW 255 deg to CEAF Arabic
1900-2000 15400 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
1900-2000 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English

1930-2000 11890 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa
1930-2000 15105 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa
1930-2000 17885 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa

2000-2030 11890 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa Fri
2000-2030 15105 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa Fri
2000-2030 17885 ASC 250 kW 055 deg to WeAF Hausa Fri

2000-2100  9915 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to WeAF English
2000-2100 11810 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English
2000-2100 12095 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English
2000-2100 13660 SLA 250 kW 260 deg to CEAF Arabic

2100-2200  9915 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English Mon-Fri
2100-2200 11810 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English Mon-Fri
2100-2200 12095 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English Mon-Fri
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)

ARMENIA/ASCENSION ISL/AUSTRIA/MOLDOVA/PALAU/RWANDA/SINGAPORE/
SOUTH AFRICA/TAIWAN/UAE/U.K./USA/UZBEKISTAN

Winter B-13 of BABCOCK Relays

FEBA Radio
0000-0030  5905 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bangla IBRA Radio
0200-0230  7315 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu Sun
0200-0215  7315 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu Mon-Sat
0215-0230  7315 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Mixed langs Mon-Sat
0230-0300  5940 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Sadaye Zindagi
0300-0315  5940 DHA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Mixed lang
0800-0830 15260 WOF 250 kW 107 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1200-1230 15215 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1400-1430 11900 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
1430-1445 11900 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Mixed langs
1430-1515  9540 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi
1500-1530  9390 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bangla
1500-1530  9400 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS Dari Radio Sadaye Zindagi
1530-1600  9400 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS Pashto
1600-1630 11875 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Afar
1600-1630 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Amharic Thu-Sun
1600-1630 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Guragena Mon-Wed
1630-1700 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Amharic
1630-1700  9820 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Sun-Wed
1630-1700  9820 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF Amharic Thu-Sat
1700-1730  6180 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF Somali
1700-1730  9595 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Orominya
1700-1800 12045 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic IBRA Radio
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Silte
1730-1800  9595 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
1730-1800 11610 MEY 100 kW 035 deg to EaAF Somali IBRA Radio
1730-1800 11785 DHA 250 kW 220 deg to EaAF Swahili IBRA Radio
1800-1930  9550 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1800-1930 12070 WOF 250 kW 137 deg to CeAF Arabic IBRA Radio
1830-1845 15250 ASC 250 kW 070 deg to CWAF French
1900-2000  7235 WOF 300 kW 180 deg to WeAF Fulfulde IBRA Radio

Radio Australia
0000-0030 12005 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0400-0500 17840 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1300  6140 SNG 100 kW 013 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1430  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS English
1600-1630  9580 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2330  9890 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English
2200-2400  9855 DHA 250 kW 090 deg to SoEaAS English
2300-2330  5955 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Burmese

Voice of Vietnam
0100-0128  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM English
0130-0228  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM Vietnamese
0230-0258  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM English
0300-0328  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM Spanish
0330-0358  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM English
0400-0428  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM Spanish
0430-0528  6175 HRI 250 kW 260 deg to MEX  Vietnamese
1800-1828  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English
1830-1928  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR Vietnamese
1930-1958  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR French
2000-2028  6135 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian
2030-2058  6175 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
2100-2128  6175 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
2130-2228  5930 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to SoEaEUR Vietnamese

Radio Japan NHK World
0100-0130 11590 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS Hindi
0400-0430 11730 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi
0400-0430  6195 HRI 250 kW 167 deg to CeAM Spanish
0500-0530 13640 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR English
0800-1000 12015 ASC 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM Japanese
0900-0930  6195 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM Portuguese
0930-1000  6195 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM Spanish
1030-1100 11740 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1100-1130  9760 WOF 060 kW 105 deg to WeEUR English Fri DRM
1100-1130 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1100-1200  9760 WOF 060 kW 105 deg to WeEUR Russian Fri DRM
1115-1200  9625 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1130-1200 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1200-1230 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS English
1230-1300 11740 SNG 250 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Thai
1300-1330 11740 SNG 100 kW 000 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1300-1345 12035 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bengali
1315-1400 11925 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1400-1430 11695 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS English
1400-1430 11925 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English
1430-1500 11740 SNG 250 kW 330 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
1500-1700 12045 SNG 250 kW 315 deg to WeAS Japanese
1515-1600 13870 DHA 250 kW 060 deg to SoAS Urdu
1800-1830 11800 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to CeAF English
2130-2200 17540 HRI 250 kW 152 deg to SoAM Portuguese

Adventist World Radio
0100-0200 15445 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to Asia Vietnamese Sat

Radio Payem e-Doost
0230-0315  7460 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi
1800-1845  7480 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi

Trans World Radio Africa
0330-0345  9530 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Amharic Sum/Mon/Fri
0330-0345  9530 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Oromo Tue
0330-0345  9530 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Sidamo Wed/Thu
1300-1315 13660 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Afar Thu-Sun
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
1800-1815  5965 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon-Thu
1800-1830  5965 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Tigre Sat
1800-1830  5965 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Kunama Sun

KBS World Radio
0700-0800  6045 WOF 250 kW 105 deg to WeEUR Korean
1100-1130  9760 WOF 100 kW 105 deg to WeEUR English Sat DRM
1800-1900  7235 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian
2000-2100  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR German
2000-2100  9840 DHA 250 kW 285 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
2100-2200  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR French
2200-2230  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English

Radio ERGO
0830-0930 17680 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali

Eternal Good News
1130-1145 15525 DHA 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS English Fri

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Korean
1500-1530  9975 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean
1530-1600  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1400  9950 TSH 100 kW 002 deg to NEAS Japanese
1430-1500  9960 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS Japanese
1600-1630  9780 PAO 250 kW 045 deg to NEAS Japanese

SW Radio Africa
1700-1900  4880 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to ZWE  English/Ndebele/Shona

Radio Taiwan International
1900-2000  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR German
1900-2000  9895 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR French

HCJB Global
2100-2145  7300 WOF 250 kW 170 deg to NoAF Arabic
2145-2215  9530 ASC 250 kw 027 deg to WeAF Pulaar Thu-Tue
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 17)

ARMENIA/RUSSIA/TAJIKISTAN

Final B-13 shortwave schedule of Radio Voice of Russia
0000-0200  9395 ERV 500 kW 305 deg to CeAM Spanish
0000-0200  9750 ERV 500 kW 258 deg to SoAM Spanish

0200-0400  9395 ERV 500 kW 305 deg to CeAM Spanish
0200-0400  9480 DB  500 kW 267 deg to SoAM Spanish
0200-0400  9750 ERV 500 kW 258 deg to SoAM Spanish
0200-0400  9790 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to CeAS Russian

0400-0500  9395 ERV 500 kW 305 deg to CeAM Spanish
0400-0500  9480 DB  500 kW 267 deg to SoAM Spanish
0400-0500  9765 ERV 500 kW 258 deg to SoAM Spanish

0600-1700 11635 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0600-0700 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English
0600-0700 21820 NVS 500 kW 155 deg to AUS   English

0700-0800 11635 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0700-0800 12015 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoAS  English
0700-0800 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English
0700-0800 21820 NVS 500 kW 155 deg to AUS   English
0700-0800 21840 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English

0800-0900  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
0800-0900  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
0800-0900 11635 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0800-0900 12015 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoAS English
0800-0900 15745 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS English
0800-0900 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS  English
0800-0900 21820 NVS 500 kW 155 deg to AUS  English
0800-0900 21840 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English

0900-1000  6075 VLD 500 kW 230 deg to SoEaAS English
0900-1000  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR German DRM Ch1
0900-1000  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch2
0900-1000 11635 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0900-1000 15745 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS  English
0900-1000 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English
0900-1000 21820 NVS 500 kW 155 deg to AUS   English

1000-1100  5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS Chinese
1000-1100  6075 VLD 500 kW 230 deg to SoEaAS English
1000-1100  7305 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to EaAS Chinese
1000-1100  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR German DRM Ch1
1000-1100  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch2
1000-1100 11935 NVS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAS Chinese
1000-1100 15745 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS English

1100-1200  5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1100-1200  6075 VLD 500 kW 230 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  6115 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1100-1200  7305 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1100-1200  9560 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1200  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR German DRM Ch1
1100-1200  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch2
1100-1200 11935 NVS 250 kW 120 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1100-1200 12035 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS  English DRM

1200-1300  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS  Dari/Pashto
1200-1300  5885 DB  100 kW 137 deg to SoAS  English
1200-1300  5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1200-1300  5980 IRK 100 kW 110 deg to EaAS  Japanese
1200-1300  6075 VLD 500 kW 230 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1200-1300  6115 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1200-1300  7305 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1200-1300  9560 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS English
1200-1300  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
1200-1300  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
1200-1300 12055 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS  Russian
1200-1300 12075 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS  English

1300-1400  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS  Dari/Pashto
1300-1400  5885 DB  100 kW 137 deg to SoAS  Hindi
1300-1400  5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS  Mongolian
1300-1400  5980 IRK 100 kW 110 deg to EaAS  Japanese
1300-1400  6115 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1300-1400  7305 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to EaAS  Chinese
1300-1400  7400 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS  Hindi DRM
1300-1400  9560 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
1300-1400  9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
1300-1400 12055 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS  Russian
1300-1400 12075 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS  English

1400-1500  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS   English
1400-1500  5885 DB  100 kW 137 deg to SoAS   Urdu
1400-1500  6115 VLD 500 kW 230 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1500  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS   English
1400-1500  7400 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS   Urdu DRM
1400-1500  9560 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS English
1400-1500  9900 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF   English
1400-1500 12055 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS   Russian
1400-1500 12075 DB  500 kW 155 deg to SoAS   English

1500-1600  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS English
1500-1600  5885 DB  100 kW 137 deg to SoAS Hindi
1500-1600  5900 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1600  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS Farsi
1500-1600  9335 DB  500 kW 267 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1500-1600 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF English
1500-1600 12055 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS Russian

1600-1700  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS  English
1600-1700  5885 DB  100 kW 137 deg to SoAS  English
1600-1700  5900 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1700  5955 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoAS  English
1600-1700  6110 NVS 250 kW 240 deg to CeAS  Russian
1600-1700  6180 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to CeAS  English
1600-1700  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS  Farsi
1600-1700  9400 DB  500 kW 267 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1600-1700 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF  French

1700-1800  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS  English
1700-1800  5900 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1800  5955 NVS 250 kW 180 deg to SoAS  English
1700-1800  6110 NVS 250 kW 240 deg to CeAS  Russian
1700-1800  6130 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Italian DRM
1700-1800  6180 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to CeAS  English
1700-1800  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS  Arabic
1700-1800  9790 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS  Russian
1700-1800  9400 DB  500 kW 267 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1700-1800 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF  French

1800-1900  4960 DB  100 kW 180 deg to WeAS English
1800-1900  6110 NVS 250 kW 240 deg to CeAS  Russian
1800-1900  6130 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM
1800-1900  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS  Arabic
1800-1900  9790 MSK 250 kW 117 deg to SoAS  Russian
1800-1900  9400 DB  500 kW 267 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1800-1900 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF  English

1900-2000  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS  Arabic
1900-2000  9400 DB  500 kW 267 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1900-2000 11985 ERV 500 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Arabic

2000-2100  6000 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to SoEUR Spanish DRM
2000-2100  6235 DB  100 kW 240 deg to WeAS  Arabic
2000-2100  9400 DB  500 kW 267 deg to NE/ME Arabic

2100-2200  6000 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to SoEUR Portuguese DRM

2200-2400  9395 ERV 500 kW 305 deg to CeAM English
2200-2400  9750 ERV 500 kW 258 deg to SoAM Portuguese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

BANGLADESH   B13 schedule Bangladesh Betar

Schedule SW
Bengali 4750 0600-1500 Home Service

English 15105 1230-1300 South & South-East Asia
Nepalese 7250 1315-1345 Nepal
Urdu    15505 1400-1430 Pakistan [not 15105]
Hindi   15505 1515-1545 India    [not 15105]
Arabic   7250 1600-1630 Middle East
Bengali  7250 1630-1730 Middle East
English  7250 1745-1900 Europe
Bengali  7250 1915-2000 Europe

Schedule MW
kHz kW Local Time
Dhaka-Ka     693 1000 0630-1210 and 1430-2330
Dhaka-kha    630  100 0000-0300, 0630-0745 and 0900-2310
Dhaka-Ga    1170   20 1500-1700
Chittagong   873  100 0630-1000 and 1200-2310
Rajshahi    1080   10 0630-1000 and 1200-2310
Rajshahi     846  100 0630-1000 and 1200-2310
Khulna       558  100 0630-1000 and 1200-2310
Rangpur     1053   20 0630-1000 and 1400-2310
Sylhet       963   20 0630-1000 and 1400-2310
Barisal     1287   10 1045-1715
Thakurgaon   999   10 1550-2310
Rangamati   1161   10 1130-1630
Cox's Bazar 1314   10 1145-1645
Bandarban   1431   10 1130-1630
Comilla     1413   10 1600-2310

No. Programme UTC Target kHz mb
<www.betar.org.bd/frequency.html>

BELARUS   6150.76  I came across something that has me intrigued.
Hopefully one of you can help. Here is a logging:

6150.76  UNID.  Playing what sounds like a Pop song at 2158 UT.  2200 UT
possibly single tone, then a fanfare and M anncr, mx bridge and M
returned. 2203 UT W anncr noted too. Still going at 2221 UT w/pleasant mx.
Mx at 2231 UT sounded subcontientalish. Could this be R. Taiwan Int??
Couldn't // 9450 kHz and couldn't find a webstream oddly enough. Still no
better by 2245 UT. Weak but definitely here. Not there at 2347 UT check.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx Nov 27)

I just got a message from Ron Howard copying a logging of Bayrak R. on
6150.73 from Martien Groot in 2010. And in 2011, Wolfgang Bueschel heard
them on 6150.03 kHz. Could what I have heard this evening been Bayrak R.??
73 Dave
(hcdx Nov 28)

re 6150.76 kHz.
Two accompanied spurs of Belarus Radio Minsk, 6155 kHz fundamental.

Belarus Minsk TX 6155 or 7255 kHz, with accompanied two spurs of 4200
Hertz both sides ...

Re: [A-DX] log 6150.8 kHz spur; Belarus, German, 1850 UT, 26.11.2013
(Herbert Meixner-AUT)

7255 kHz Two spurs 4200 Hertz away on either side.
Same 250 kW Minsk TX unit on the backlobe of the antenna at 72 degrees
towards Russia target, on 7255 kHz at 0534 UT Nov 27 performs otherwise
clean audio signal on S=9+15dB signal level, but accompanied by two
carrier exact +/- 4200 Hertz either side on 7259.200 and 7250.800 kHz, Nov
27 and 28.

Fundamental
6155 kHz, 252deg, 1805-2400 UT
7255 kHz,  72deg, 0500-0800, 1600-1800 UT

Frueher waren die MNS Schaetzchen auf 7360 und 7390 kHz in 260/270 Grad
mit ihren 75 bzw. 150 kW aus MEHREREN TX EINHEITEN ZUSAMMEN GESTUPFTEN
Schaetzchen immer fuer spratzelnde Nebensignale bis 30-40 kHz nebendran
gut, viele Winter zwischen 2000 und 2010 im Einsatz.

Dagegen sehen diese beiden Traegerchen sehr zivil aus...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27/28)

Radio Belarus Minsk
1800-1940 6155^MNS 125 kW 252 deg to WeEUR German.
^ co-ch AIR in Urdu till 1930 UT, CRI in Russian 2000-2100 UT.
(DX MIX News #1311, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 12)

Re: [A-DX] log 6150.8 kHz spur; Belarus, German, 1850 UT, 26.11.2013
(Herbert Meixner-AUT)

BELARUS   6155  Under powerhouse AIR Urdu co-channel I measured
Minsk Belarus 6155 kHz accompanied spur signals at 1830 UT Nov 28

6150.774 kHz distance 4224 Hertz away and
6159.229 kHz distance 4231 Hertz away, that means NOT symetrical and

also both spurs wandered 1-3 Hertz up and down.

AIR Urdu from Bangalore COVERED Belarus Radio Minsk signal on 6155 kHz
totally here in southern Germany.

6155 ALL INDIA RADIO 1430-1930 UT daily Urdu 500kW 325deg
Bengaluru IND AIR b13
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

BHUTAN  [non log]   6035, BBS Thimpu, Bhutan. Since reading of their
recent reactivation, have checked for BBS from about 1300 to past 1500 UT.
Have only been able to hear PBS Yunnan, so perhaps BBS is back with a
reduced schedule? This seems to conform to Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK) in
Abhayapuri (Assam) (India) comments: "But I didn't find BBS's signal on
6035 kHz on the evening and night on both Nov 20th & 21st also."

Recently Thomas Nilsson and I have both noted PBS Yunnan signing off at
about 1500 (Nov 22 with 1500*) UT, with no other station present at that
time. Certainly not hearing BBS with English from 1500 to 1600 UT. Needs
continual monitoring.

Nov 23 at 1300 UT heard only PBS Yunnan theme music on 6035.00 kHz and
nothing else, which conforms to - "I've not found any signal of Bhutan
Broadcasting Service on 6035 kHz on Nov 23th during my several airchecks
from 0200 to 1030 UT.
(Gautam Kumar Sharma-IND, via Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Nov 25)

BRAZIL   4885.020  Probably Rádio Clube de Belém do Pará, PA, at 0459 UT
Nov 27, S=9+10dB here in Germany.

4914.913  Probably Radiodifusora Macapá, Macapá, AP, only S=8 in peaks,
very low modulation at 0507 UT Nov 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

BULGARIA   Cancelled transmission of Bible Voice Broadcasting.
Frequency change of Bible Voice Broadcasting from Nov 21
1630-1830 NF9990 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to WeAS Persian, ex12150
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

CHINA   9410  CNR5 {Beijing 100 kW site}, at 1245 UT on Nov 23. For
several months now have heard them with good audio, not with any blob - no
heavily distorted audio that some in the past thought might be jamming.
This long absence of any poor modulation tends to confirm my earlier
comments that the problem was the CNR5 tx and not jamming at all. In other
words - they fixed the tx!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Nov 25)

CHINA/IRAN   {TIBET region}  6200  Tibet Holy Radio 6200 kHz.
Tibet Holy Radio coming in nicely on 6200 kHz from Perseus site in
Victoria from 1619 UT tune with talks in English and music interspersed at
SINPO 44444 - however there is another station co-channel that appeared to
be increasing in strength after 1630 UT. Nothing else listed for this
freq. Jammer perhaps? - seemed Chinese but hard to really pin down the
language as HTR still dominant.

Good site Walt!
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Nov 28)

>re Nothing else listed for this freq.
Hi Bruce, my comment on 6200 kHz registrations in B-13

Iran    IRIB TAJIK language service.
6200 kHz 1550-1720 UT zones 30SE,31SW,40E,41NW,42W Sirjan 500kW 65degr
daily
TGK IRN IRB

China   XZDT PBS Xizang Lhasa-Baiding tx site #602,
Tibetan 00-07, 08-16, 17-1805 UT
English 07-08, 16-17 UT

6200 kHz 2050-1805 UT zone 43SW  Lhasa 100kW 85degr daily
Bod = Tibetan  CHN CNR RTC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

CUBA  [and non]   9490  on Nov 26 at 0117 UT, Radio Republica, la Voz del
Directorio Democratico Cubano is good and clear of jamming for a change.
Usually heavy jamming blox this signal from FRANCE even here, but tonight,
Cuba is too close to propagate well on this band. Can't hear RHC on 9810
kHz, and the China relay in English on 9580 kHz is audible but much weaker
than 9570 kHz via Albania. It'll be a while before RR switches to WRMI
Okeechobee, presumably because the contract with TDF extends beyond
December 1.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 26)

CUBA   this morning Nov 27  -  RHC Spanish at 0435 UT:
11760  S=9+20dB here in Germany, interview about familia matter.
 6060  S=9+35dB at 0440 UT, but audio quality somewhat distorted or
       overmodulated !
 9810  totally covered by strong VoIRIB Arabic which is S=9+30dB.
11670  tiny, just on threshold level.
11840  poor at S=6 level, 0442 UT.
 6070  S=9+5dB fair.
 5040  S=9+30dB powerhouse Sp at 0455 UT, and RHC English at 0511 UT.
       Same signal level on 5025 kHz R Rebelde in Spanish,
       but R Progreso 4765 kHz in Sp little lower signal of S=0+5dB.

No signal at this across Atlantic deep night hour on 15230 and 13740 kHz,
latter which occupied by VoIRIB Dari sce from Ahwaz Iran til 0620 UT.

RHC English at 0453 UT Nov 27 on
 6165  S=9+10dB,
 6000  powerhouse S=+9+30dB, which accompanied from 0500 UT also on
 6125  which is badly totally covered by REE Noblejas co-channel ahead on
       S=9+25dB signal here in Germany.

Arnie you should MOVE AWAY of 6125 kHz {to 6140 kHz} at 05-07 UT portion,
no wise frequency selection now.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

CUBA   6165, Nov 25 at 0120 UT, Arnie Coro on RHC is talking about someone
dealing with a 120 Hz hum problem. Meanwhile, this RHC frequency is quite
undermodulated with hum. Deal with that, Arnie!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 25)

Checked the morning hour 05-06 UT here in Germany against latest RHC
schedule of mid November:

English service heard again in 5-6 UT slot on propper 5040 kHz. Also on

6000 weak S=7 signal, meant to Western North America, but hit in Germany
     by BBC ASC WS powerful S=9+20dB signal.
6060 S=9+10dB signal, 0530 UT.
6125 suffered heavily by digital DRM outlet NOISE from Romania in
     broadband range 6114 to overlap 6126 kHz. RHC heard better on the
     upper flank on 6127-6128 kHz S=9+20dB. 0527 UT Nov 25.
6165 weak, S=4-5 only.

Spanish service on
6070     S=7-8 poor,
9810.005 Spanish at 0542 UT Nov 25, S=4-5 in Germany, on strange sidelobe
         path.
11840    Much better signal here in Germany, S=8-9, nice 25 mb propagation
         via nightly Atlantic.
15230    At 0546 UT just above threshold level, meant basically towards
         Argentina target, on totally different azimuth. S=4-5 and could
         easily identify against // 6070 and 11840 kHz broadcasts.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

CUBA   9490  Nov 27 at 0107 UT, wall-of-noise jamming is back obliterating
R. Republica via France, completely different from 24 hours earlier when
there was no jamming audible and RR was good, in the clear. Since Cuba's
relay of China on 9580 kHz is still very poor, propagation in that case
does not seem to have normalized, so maybe the jamming was really taking a
break last night?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 27)

CZECH REPUBLIC   270  The longwave transmitter Topolna on 270 kHz will be
closed on December 31, 2013. It has been in operation since 1951.
(Karel Honzik-CZE, mwdx and direct Nov 28)

Dies hat Karel Honzik aus Pilsen gerade in der Yahoogroup MWDX gepostet.
Der Langwellensender bestaetigt Berichte mit einer eigenen Karte. Wer die
noch nicht hat, sollte sich ranhalten!

Address:

Transmitter Station Topolna
Oblast Jizni Morava
RKS AM1 - Topolna
687 11 Topolna
Czech Republic, Europe.
(Martin Elbe-D, <http://home.wolfsburg.de/elbe/>  A-DX Nov 28)

ETHOPIA   7236.460 up to 7236.570  wandered up and down signal from Voice
Democratic Alliance Ethiopia at Addis Ababa-Gedja, with an annoying 1500
Hertz interference tone against odd 7235 kHz CRI Chinese from Kashi site.
S=8 signal at 1535 UT Nov 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   15190.0  Radio Africa in English, 0630 UT Nov 25, up
to S=7 level here in Germany. Same here on Nov 27.

Der Pastor talked mit einer Lady gelegentlich, sonst spricht er allein.
Heute Morgen nichts vom Brasilianer 15189.951 kHz R Inconfidencia, Belo
Horizonte, MG zu hoeren. Jedenfalls nicht um 0630 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25/27)

FRANCE  [to ALGERIA /Sahara/SAHEL zone]
Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of Radio TV Algerienne:

0400-0458  5865 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

0500-0558  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
0500-0505  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
0505-0558  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px

0600-0605  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
0605-0658  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px

1800-1900 11955 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

1900-1905  9390 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
1905-1958  9390 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px
1900-2000 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

2000-2100  9390 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2000-2005 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
2005-2058 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px

2100-2105  9395 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
2105-2158  9395 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px
2100-2200  9520 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

2200-2205  9520 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
2205-2258  9520 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

GERMANY    R Gloria Int'l on 7265 and 9480 kHz.

R. Gloria International from Gohren on 9480 kHz hrd here at 0850 UT tune
with threshold signal S1-2 but could hear music and a man ancr with fairly
quiet conditions. Faded after 0905 UT. Hrd also on 7265 kHz from Florida
with nice S3 signal from 0715 UT tune and even better from near Edmonton
AB with a strong S4 signal at 0751 UT.

9480 kHz was even better from Edmonton at 0807 UT with S4+. All in all,
RGI was making a nice showing in NA, both East and West, on 7265 and 9480
kHz frequencies with only 1 kW. The 0600-0800 UT segment on 7265 appeared
to be in German while the 0800 UT segment on 9480 kHz appeared to be in
English. Played German pop songs and some recognizable pop hits from the
1970's and later.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Nov 24)

GERMANY   NDR Hamburg "Gruss an Bord" christmas program on shortwave
again!

NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk Hamburg program on December 24 again also on
shortwave service on air.

German public broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR Hamburg will air
its special X-mas program "Gruss an Bord" for German sailors merchant
ships. Here is the schedule for Tuesday December 24, 2013.

The NDR also sends this year on 24 Dec 2013 its tradition of sending
"Greeting on board" again on shortwave. The NDR streams this program since
1953 year on Christmas Eve, the program is thus in this year 60 years old.
The broadcasting is done in two blocks

Part 1:
1900-2100  6125 NAU 100 kW 285 deg to North Atlantic Ocean
1900-2100  9925 NAU 100 kW 163 deg to SoEaAF, Indian Ocean, SoWeAF
1900-2100  9460 ??? 100 kW 120 deg to Western Indian Ocean
1900-2100 11955 NAU 125 kW 200 deg to South Atlantic Ocean
1900-2100  9885 ??? 125 kW 090 deg to Eastern Indian Ocean
                    via Kurdistan, IRN, UAE, IND, SoAS, Indian Ocean.

1900 UT German news to 1905 UT, then bells, foghorn and start of "Gruss an
Bord" program. Mention SW, MW frequencies, livestream internet.
Greetings to people aboard ships starts at 1910 UT.
A neat, different sort of program.
GREYLINE is approx. on Missisippi river area during 1st part transmission.

Part 2:
2100-2300  6040 ??? 100 kW 270 deg to North Atlantic Ocean
2100-2300  9435 NAU 125 kW 200 deg to South Atlantic Ocean
2100-2300  9880 ??? 100 kW 120 deg to Western Indian Ocean
2100-2300  9625 ??? 125 kW 090 deg to Eastern Indian Ocean
2100-2300  9925 NAU 100 kW 163 deg to SoEaAF, Indian Ocean, SoWeAF
??? not registered until now, but could be transmitted either
via MOS-ORS Moosbrunn Austria or ISS-Issoudun installation.

From 2100-2215 UT the transmission actually consisted of a church service
- German "Christmette" from Cologne, 2215-2300 UT will be from NDR studios
again with greetings and music.

Nach einigen Nachfassen und holpriger Infopolitik in Koeln bei Media
Broadcast GmbH, sowie in Hamburg beim NDR hat man jetzt "Butter bei die
Fische" gebracht und auch die Webseite von "Livestream" auf "zusaetzlich
Kurzwelle ueber M&B" ergaenzt.
siehe Mail unten.

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH - We are moving!
From Monday 16th December 2013 my new address and phone number will be as
follows:

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Erna-Scheffler-Strasse 1
51103 Cologne, Germany
phone  +49 (0) 221 7101 - 0
<www.media-broadcast.com>

NDR Info Weihnachtsgrusssendung ?
Nach meinem Kenntnisstand werden die Kurzwellensendungen ueber die MBR
Sender zum Thema "Gruss an Bord" stattfinden.

- Original Message -
From: Michael Rickwaertz
To: <topnews @ wwdxc.de>
NDR am 24.12. wieder auf Kurzwelle

Hallo Herr Bueschel,
folgende Information moechte ich Ihnen weitergeben:

Der NDR sendet auch in diesem Jahr am 24.12.2013 seine Traditionssendung
"Gruss an Bord" wieder auf Kurzwelle. Der NDR strahlt dieses Programm seit
1953 an Heiligabend aus, die Sendung wird somit in diesem Jahr 60 Jahre
alt. Die Ausstrahlung geschieht in zwei Bloecken

<https://www.ndr.de/info/programm/sendungen/gruss_an_bord/grussanbord259.html>

Teil 1: 20.00 - 22.00 Uhr MEZ/CET
Im Programm "NDR Info": "Gruss an Bord" (Teil 1) via
UKW, DAB+, DVB-S, Livestream, auf den Mittelwellenfrequenzen Flensburg 702
kHz, Hamburg 972 kHz, Hannover 828 kHz und Lingen 792 kHz sowie folgenden
Kurzwellenfrequenzen:

Atlantik-Nord  6125 kHz
Atlantik-Sued 11955 kHz
Atlantik/Indischer Ozean (Suedafrika) 9925 kHz
Indischer Ozean-West 9460 kHz
Indischer Ozean-Ost  9885 kHz.
Zusaetzlich von 21.00-22.00 Uhr MEZ/CET auch im Programm von "NDR 90,3"
MHz.

Teil 2: 22.00-24.00 Uhr MEZ/CET
Im Programm "NDR Info Spezial":
22.00 Uhr bis 23.15 Uhr Uebertragung einer Christmette aus Koeln,
dann von 23.15 Uhr bis 24.00 Uhr "Gruss an Bord" (Teil 2)

via DAB+, DVB-S, Livestream, den Mittelwellenfrequenzen Flensburg 702 kHz,
Hamburg 972 kHz, Hannover 828 kHz und Lingen 792 kHz und den folgenden
Kurzwellenfrequenzen:

Atlantik-Nord 6040 kHz
Atlantik-Sued 9435 kHz,
Atlantik/Indischer Ozean (Suedafrika) 9925 kHz
Indischer Ozean-West 9880 kHz
Indischer Ozean-Ost  9625 kHz.

Mit besten Gruessen
Michael Rickwaertz
(NDR Hamburg via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

This special christmas program is not meant TECHNICALLY to German
listeners within German speaking target in central Europe like
D/SUI/AUT/LUX/F via Nauen and Issoudun/Moosbrunn sites, except on various
MW and FM outlets in northern parts of Germany, and via web Livestream.

"Gruss an Bord" is a show recorded live in Hamburg and NDR target for
sailors around the world, mainly in German and even Low German sometimes.
First time it is on SW again after decades.
{regularly on Christmas Eve via Deutsche Welle shortwave from 1953 to
early 90ties}

Audible online at "NDR Info Spezial" and NDR Hamburg mediumwaves.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

GERMANY/LUXEMBOURG/SRI LANKA   DLF Heusweiler 1422 kHz heard on remote
Perseus unit at Piliyandala in Ceylon. Nov 25 at 2235 UT. Yes, actually
clear signal.

Das haut mich vom Hocker, DLF 1422 kHz mit S=8-9 Signal bei Victor in
Piliyandala in Ceylon, at 2235 UT Nov 24. Sportsendung mit Borussia
Dortmund vv Bayern Munich Kommentar. 8210 km distance.

And a litte weaker also next door on 1440 kHz CRI Luxembourg relay in
German heard in SoAS too at 2240 UT, 8280 km distance.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 24)

GREECE   News in English from Free Hellenic Radio which had been carried
at 1310-1320 UT on 9420 and 15630 kHz has not been heard here during
October: the SW transmitters have been off the air at this time whenever I
have checked and now seem to sign on much later - e.g. SW 9420 and 15630
kHz came on air only around 1800 UT on 26 Oct.
(Dave Kenny-UK, observations during Oct, Nov BrDXC-UK Communication
magazine direct and via dxld Nov 20)

GUAM   Additional broadcast of KTWR Agana from Nov 18:
1200-1300 15160 TWR 100 kW 263 deg to SoEaAS English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 17)

INDIA   [former Portuguese GOA, Panaji relay]  11739.966  AIR External
Services latest changes monitored, Dari 1315-1415 & Pushtu 1415-1530 UT
11740 Panaji (replaces 11670) kHz
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, direct DX_india yg and via dxld Nov 18)
At 1405 UT Nov 27 on usual AIR Panaji tx freq offset on 11739.966 kHz, wb.

INDIA   DRM launches new India webpage. Take a look at the new DRM India
webpage (part of the
<http://www.drm.org site>
that focuses on all the latest DRM activity in India.
<http://www.drm.org/?page_id=2494>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX_india Nov 17 via dxld)

According to a new coverage map at
<http://www.drm.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/AIR-India-Coverage-map-191113.pdf>

All India Radio has already eight DRM transmitters in use.

Transmitters listed in the order of population coverage
1. Chinsurah Transmitter (Kolkata, West Bengal)
2. Rajkot Transmitter (Gujarat)
3. Delhi Transmitter
4. Chennai Transmitter (Tamil Nadu)
5. Guwahati Transmitter (Assam)
6. Barmer Transmitter (Rajasthan)
7. Bikaner Transmitter (Rajasthan)
8. Tawang Transmitter (Arunachal Pradesh)
Unfortunately no frequencies and times are given.
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, dxld Nov 19)

IRAN   5950  Nov 27 at 0052 UT, IRIB IS of 7 treble notes upward bound,
while accompanying bass notes go downward; not the multi-note piano melody
usually heard; what's the difference? 0053 UT opening announcement
mentions Iran, NA. Scheduled as Tajik at 0053-0220 UT, 500 kW, 50 degrees
from Sirjan. No Bolivia on 5952 kHz tonight.

15450  Nov 26 at 1321 UT, VIRI multi-note piano IS, 1323 UT signing on in
Japanese; what?? 15450 kHz is supposed to stop at 1320 UT in Malay, with
Kamalabad switching to 11600 kHz for Japanese from 1323 UT, per latest
schedule via Ivo Ivanov.

Yet another instance of the slopperators at IRIB not making their QSYs on
time. It didn't help to move everything 7 minutes earlier this season.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 26/27)

Re Iranian engineer accurateness...

IRAN   iscovered this morning 0250-0620 UT VoIRIB in Dari sce to border
area of IRN/and AFG on Ahwaz 13740{which also used in previous seasons
like A-13}
kHz instead of scheduled 11740 kHz in B-13, // Kamalabad 9740 kHz, both
powerhouses.

registration
 9740 0250-0620 30S,31S,40E KAM 500 79 0 216 PRS IRN IRB IRB  DARI
11740 0250-0620 30S,31S,40E AHW 250 84 0 145 PRS IRN IRB IRB  DARI
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

IRELAND   Athlone transmitter visitor centre proposal, memorabilia
request.

TTC is working with the Athlone Marconi Heritage Centre Group to assess
the feasibility of opening a visitor centre at the site at Moydrum - just
outside Athlone - of Ireland's first purpose built radio station. The
building ceased operations as a transmitter site in recent years but
sitting inside the building are the 1930's Marconi transmitter and its
later successor. Only one of the transmitter masts remains - visible from
the new motorway.

The very first transmission was of the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 where
Count John McCormack - an Athlone native - sang. The McCormack link will
be explored as will the potential use of the RTE archives at the site. 531
metres will be remembered by some as the Athlone frequency!

TTC welcomes any memories or material linked to Moydrum transmitter as we
assess the potential of a visitor centre there. The Group is being
supported by Westmeath Leader.

From their blog October 3 with contact details:
<http://www.ttcinternational.com/index.php/entry/athlone-calling>

There's some photos of the original transmitters here:
<http://thegpo.net/galleryAthlone.shtml>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Nov 28)

ISRAEL   Re: Kol Israel, Persian service was back on shortwave from 16
Sept at 1400-1530 UT on 15760 kHz. (DX Re Mix #799 in Bulgaria)

Confirmed here with strong signal at 1500 UT on 1 Oct, but not heard since
and now appears to have gone silent again.
(Dave Kenny-UK, Nov BrDXC-UK Communication magazine direct and via dxld)

Nothing found of KOL Persian sce on Nov 27, wb.

15850  Israel Army Forces Radio Galei Zahal not on 19mb only, nothing on
6885 kHz Nov 27 during 6-8 UT slot.

6884.964  But reception reverse on Nov 27 at 1520 UT S=9+10dB in Germany,
nothing heard on 15850 kHz instead.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27/28)

KOREA REP OF   Is this a South Korean propaganda radio station?
<http://www.northkoreatech.org/2013/11/25/is-this-a-south-korean-propaganda-radio-station/>
(Andrea Borgnino-ITA  IW0HK, SW TXsite Nov 25)

Ian and Mauno reported these two clandestines in April 2009 already:

{History of 2009}
South Korean clandestine SW radio stations: Radio Echo of Hope 3985 and
6348 kHz and Voice of the People 3912 and 6600 kHz.

Webpage has been updated this year & I'm fairly certain that the SW TXer
site location/names have changed for the above respective stations.

Check out:
<http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=11691>
{click to 'English', click to
<http://www.abiweb.jp/clan/clandest.htm>  wb.}

So on looking at the website & GE: Radio Echo of Hope TXing from:
Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (37N09 126E59) which is what we have
listed in the Excel files (Extinct) as:
Suwon: 37 09 25 N  126 59 36 E (Ex. KBS Radio Korea Int.) usage.

As for: Voice of the People (126E50 37N35) 'Goyang-si'; I didn't look hard
enough, but Mauno Ritola-FIN has located the SW TX site at:
37 35 40 N  126 50 40 E - this looks promising.
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsite Apr 13, 2009)

Bingo - bright and glossy
<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=37.594444&lon=126.844444&z=17.9&r=0&src=yh
>

4 curtains
37 35 42.90 N  126 50 50.20 E
37 35 42.82 N  126 50 47.57 E
37 35 41.77 N  126 50 37.69 E
37 35 39.31 N  126 50 32.38 E

1 easy dipol in between,
37 35 42.28 N  126 50 40.55 E

2 mw single masts on the south-eastern and south-western corner
37 35 37.29 N  126 50 43.86 E
37 35 36.91 N  126 50 27.84 E

And center north - just north of the two easy dipol masts:

a fountain signal like 4/5/6 MHz STEEP SIGNAL BEAM with 4 masts and
central supply feed at
37 35 43.53 N  126 50 42.72 E

like R Rebelde 4-mast array 5025 / 6000 kHz for non-dir Steep target at
Quivican-CUB  22 49 25.47 N  82 17 47.46 W
(wb, SW TXsite Apr 14, 2009)

KUWAIT   From Nov 25 Radio Kuwait again broadcast its frequency 21540 kHz
0945-1745 21540*KBD 500 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Arabic GS, ex1200-1600 UT
* very strong co-ch 1100-1500 from Radio Exterior de Espana in Spanish.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

MADAGASCAR   17540  RADIO MARA via TALATA, at *1659:20-1756:25* UT, Nov
22. Mostly African vocal and instrumental music, but with occasional men
talking. Also included a Spanish vocal and guitar selection. Strong
signal, as is common for broadcasts from Talata. Also strong at 1700 UT
opening on Nov 23 and 24.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer Nov 24)

5014.902  Return of Radio Madagascar ID at 1758 UT.
Observing fairly strong signal, on 5014.902 kHz playing African mx and
announcements in French or heavily accented French. Central African
Republic? 1730 tune in past 1745 UT. Plays a tuning signal like jingle.
Lets see if they give an ID at 1800 UT! Today fairly good Afro signals.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer Nov 27)

Unid African 5014.902 kHz. I happened to listen to a new, weak UNID
station on 5015 this evening (Nov 27) at 1700-1715 UT with a man talking
in vernacular, SINPO 25222. It must have been the same as Victor heard!
Thank you for the ID, Victor. R Madagascar was drifting to 5014.3, before
it disappeared in August
2013.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, DXplorer Nov 27)

yes Anker, -- 5010 - 5014 kHz variable frequency Madagascar unit ...
Madagascar Malagasy ex 7110kHz; now on 6130v / or 5010v...5014v kHz,

history, in summer 2013
5014.282 / 5014.632 kHz, see a similar wandering signal around
1705-1725 UT June 2, and 5 peaks hopping around 5014.282 kHz. Could it be
Malagasy 5010 kHz outlet ?

Footprint on June 10, 1705 UT: 5014.632 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 2/10, 2013)

History of SW tx, from RIZ/Siemens Vienna/Munich tx factory unit, was used
from mid eighties on Radio Bremen 6190 kHz{+ SFB Sender Freies Berlin px},
and SWF/SWR Rohrdorf 7265 kHz, then donated to Malagasy Radio via Radio
Nederland shipping help aid donation.

Full story comment to read on WWDXC archive website under TopNews BC-DX
#1133, under SWR Rohrdorf item.

: " ... the tx is very 'obstinate' to handle the measurements."...
{now this TX unit is landed on Malagasy Radio in Madagascar and heard on
varying frequency 5010 up to 5014 kHz lateley in 2013, wb.}
vy73 de wolfy dswci #1331, Nov 27

MARIANA ISL {Saipan} /PHILIPPINES/SRI LANKA/THAILAND
Frequency changes of IBB

Radio Ashna
0130-0200 NF12140 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex7560
0130-0200 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex9335
0200-0230 NF12140 IRA 250 kW 334 deg to WeAS Dari,   ex7560
0200-0230 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,   ex9335

Radio Free Afghanistan
0230-0300 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex9335
0300-0330 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,   ex9335
0330-0400 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex9335
0400-0430 NF13860 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, ex9335

Voice of America
1500-1600 NF 6135 UDO 250 kW 018 deg to EaAS Learning English, ex6140
1500-1600 NF12125 PHT 250 kW 270 deg to SoAS Learning English  addit.freq
2330-0030 NF 7525 IRA 250 kW 057 deg to SoEaAS Burmese,        ex7430

Radio Free Asia
2200-2300 NF 9960 SAI 100 kW 310 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sat, ex9780
2200-2300 NF 9995 SAI 100 kW 310 deg to EaAS Cantonese Sun, ex9780
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

MEXICO   6184.983  Radio Educación, Mexico City.
Vor einer Stunde um 0514 UT eher triste Piano mx gehoert, auf 6184.983
kHz, man muss schon eher auf der oberen Flanke hoeren, Brasilia auf
6180.004 kHz nebendran drueckt ganz schoen herein. Und noch ein Kanal
tiefer auf 6175 kHz ist VoVietnam in Vietnamesisch, schoene Volkslieder um
0510 UT gehoert, mit der Rueckseite der HRI Cypress Creek Antenne mit bis
zu S=9+40dB powerhouse signal, mit 250 kW laesst sich gut stinken, 0430-
0528 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

MOLDOVA/FRANCE  [to KURDISTAN]   11510  Denge Kurdistan (Grigoriopol),
1408-1500+ UT on 1 Nov. Back safely here after sneaking away to 11600 kHz
for a few days. Kurdish chat/music with occasional IADs. TOH brought
horns/flutes sounder and "radyo Denge Kurdistaniya", another sounder, pips
and W with another ID + maybe website info; (presumed) news headlines
after 1500 UT, if they switch from Grigoriopol to Kostinbrod at 1500 UT, I
couldn't tell by the signal, no change in strength or break in
transmission.
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, dxld Nov 20)

11510 , Nov 16 at 1948 UT, Denge Kurdistan, fair signal with Kurdish
wailing, via Issoudun, FRANCE, not Bulgaria, according to Sofia's Ivo
Ivanov, at 16-20 UT, and via PRIDNESTROVYE before 1600 UT when I usually
listen during the 14-15 UT mostly-music hour.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 20)

B-13 Radyo Denge Kurdistan
0400-1600 11510 KCH 250 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1600-2000 11510 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, DX MIX NEWS #806 Nov 16)

11510.105 kHz  MOLDOVA, Denge Kurdistan px via Grigoriopol Maiac site at
0650 UT Nov 27 at S=9+35dB signal level,  b u t  very unusual this odd
frequency outlet.

Radyo Denge Kurdistaniya via Grigoriopol Moldova odd 11510.105 kHz around
0650 and 1130 UT.

Next check at 1320 UT shows probably via Issoudun? relay outlet on even
11510.000 kHz at approx. 1320 UT Nov 27.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

MYANMAR   6165  Nov 23 at 1025 UT, soft SoEaAsian(?) songs, poor with
flutter, hoping for Myanmar, but 1030 UT announcement in a Chinese
language, heard "bodiantai" at least.

Per Aoki, Myanmar's Rakhine Broadcasting Station is on 6165 kHz via
Naypyidaw at 0930-1430 UT in Burmese, 1430-1500 UT in English   but so is
CNR6 in Hakka at 0900-1100 UT, 100 kW, 163 degrees from Beijing 491 site,
and then Chinese Mandarin at 1100-1605 UT.

The same Naypyidaw 50 kW transmitter at 356 degrees carries Thazin Radio
at 2330-0130 UT; CNR6 and VOV4 also spoil most of that, plus RHC after
0100 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Nov 23)

re Myanmar - Rakhine Broadc. Stn. vs Thazin Radio?
I confess to being confused regarding the naming of these stations as
either Rakhine Broadc. Stn. or Thazin Radio. Thought that 6165 kHz was ex-
7110 kHz. On former 7110 kHz, I often heard clear IDs at 1430 UT for
"Thazin Radio Pyin Oo Lwin."

Since now being on 6165 kHz, I have confirmed the English format from 1430
to 1500 UT is the same as formerly heard on 7110 kHz. Of course 6165 kHz
is impossible for me to ID now through the heavy China QRM, but surely is
still Thazin Radio that is there in English from 1430 to 1500 UT?

Here are my past comments on "7345 kHz, Thazin Radio (presumed), 1329* UT,
August 30, 2013. Normal QRM from CNR1; off with the usual indigenous theme
music. Looking at Ivo Ivanov's August 27 posting in dxldyg of the complete
Myanmar schedule, I have to wonder what happened to Rakhine Broadcasting
Station, that was formerly listed here. Now defunct? I confess I never was
able to pull in an ID here in the past to confirm one way or another just
what they were IDing as."

Seems to me Rakhine Broadcasting Station has been an entity that we know
nothing about. Do not recall ever seeing a log with a positive ID.
Appreciate any comments and/or clarification.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld Nov 27)

5985.76v  Myanmar Radio, at 1530 UT on Nov 20 (Wed). English segment till
1533 UT when they went to dead air (no audio) and did not come back, so no
VOA Special English at all today, which I had especially tuned in to hear.

7200.10  Myanmar Radio being well heard, although someday's with less than
perfect audio; Nov 23 at 1258* UT and Nov 21 with 1250* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Nov 25)

Ron sorry tuned in with excellent signals to English at 1440 UT and heard
the s.off too freqs and all but the YL DID NOT GIVE station ID. So
tomorrow let me try at 1430 UT on 6165 kHz. I haven't got even a trace of
CHN. co-channel.

Listening to 5985.00 kHz at 1500 UT, also today excellent signals at 1045
UT on 9730 kHZ. So some tx shuffling going on. At the same time heard
7200.1 kHz, but at 1045 UT no sign of 5985, but 7345, and 5915 kHz were
on.

So 1045 UT heard 9730, 7345, 7200.1, 6165, 5915 kHz all different
programmes.
Maybe time to have a fresh look at Myanmar!!
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer Nov 26)

Re: Myanmar - Rakhine Broadc. Stn. vs Thazin Radio?

Thanks Victor for checking. Yes, during their English segment on 6165 kHz,
the ID is only given at 1430 UT.

Nov 26 did not hear Myanmar on 5985.8v kHz (their usual frequency). Nov 27
at 1250 UT also found them silent, but by 1305 UT heard Myanmar Radio well
on 5985.00 kHz till last check there at 1412 UT. So there must be a
problem with the off frequency tx. Nov 27 also noted Myanmar Radio on
7200.1 kHz suddenly going off the air at 1251* UT, which is about their
current time to go off the air.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

NAMIBIA  MW/SW log Oct 19 til Nov 5, 2013 on tour in northern Namibia.

[ANGOLA/BANGLADESH/BIO-Diego Garcia/BOTSWANA/BULGARIA/CHINA/
CONGO Dem. Rep of/DJIBOUTI/EQUATORIAL GUINEA/ETHIOPIA/GUAM/INDIA/ISRAEL/
LESOTHO/MADAGASCAR/MALAWI/MARIANA ISL/MOZAMBIQUE/PHILIPPINES/ROMANIA/
SAO TOME/SEYCHELLES/SOMALIA/SOUTH AFRICA/SPAIN/SRI LANKA/SWAZILAND/
TAJIKISTAN/TANZANIA/UGANDA/ZAMBIA/ZIMBABWE]

I'm back from my trip to Namibia. This time I went to the Kunene river
between Namibia and Angola.

Here are my receiving results. All logs are made with an Eton E5 portable.
For identification of MW stations I used the EMWG.

The propagation in Namibia is quite unusual compared to Central Europe.
During 0800-1600 UT you can't hear anything on MW and SW
except R Sonder Grense.

Therefore I could dx only a little bit in the morning between wakeup and
breakfast and in the afternoon just before and after dinner.

  531 1810 BOT R Botswana, Maun              Vn               1029 (2)
  558 1811 BOT R Botswana, Muchenje          Vn // 531        1029 (2)
  567 1812 AFS Cape Talk, Vlaeberg           E                1029
  621 1813 BOT R Botswana, Selebi-Phikwe     Vn // 531        1029 (2)
  639 1900 LSO LNBS Maseru                   Vn               1105
  648      BOT R Botswana, Mopipi            - n o t   h e a r d -
  657 1842 AFS R Pulpit, Meyerton            E/Vn rlg
  675      MWI R Malawi, Ekwendeni Mzuzu     - n o t   h e a r d -
  693      BOT R Botswana, Shakawe           - n o t   h e a r d -
  729 1814 ZMB ZNBC R1, Livingstine          Vn               1029
  774      AGL EP de Benguela, Benguela      - n o t   h e a r d -
  873 1815 BOT R Botswana, Gantsi            Vn // 531        1029 (2)
  909 1816 BOT VOA, Mopeng Hill              Vn               1029 (2)
  945 1817 AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos            ) not sure: Vn but 1029 (3)
  945 1817 BOT R Botswana, Mmathethe       ) NOT // 531       1029 (3)
  945 1958 AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos              F (!)            1029
  972      BOT R Botswana, Takotokwane       - n o t   h e a r d -
  990 1818 AGL EP do Bie, Kuito              P                1029
  999      ZWE  Voice of Zimbabwe            - n o t   h e a r d -
 1026 1934 MOZ EP de Manica, Chimolo         P                1031
 1071 1819 BOT R Botswana, Jwaneng           Vn // 531        1029 (2)
 1088      AGL RNA Canal A, Mulenvos         - n o t   h e a r d -
 1134      AGL EP do Bengo, Mulenvos         - n o t   h e a r d -
 1152 1857 AGL EP do Zaire, Mbanza Congo     P RNA px // 4950 1102
 1170      AGL EP do Huambo, Huambo          - n o t   h e a r d -
 1179 1843 MOZ EP de Zambezia, Quelimane     P                1102
 1197      AGL EP de Malange, Malange        - n o t   h e a r d -
 1197 1820 LSO Family R, Maseru              E rlg            1029
 1206 1821 MOZ R Mocambique, Inhambane       P                1029
 1215 1822 BOT R Botswana, Mahalapye         Vn // 531        1029 (2)
 1232      AGL EP da Huila, Lubango          - n o t   h e a r d -
 1260 2000 AGL EP do Kuanza N., N'dalatando  P                1030
 1278      AGL EP de Cabinda, Tenda          - n o t   h e a r d -
 1296      AGL EP do Uige, Uige              - n o t   h e a r d -
 1314      AGL EP do Namibe, Namibe          - n o t   h e a r d -
 1350 1823 BOT R Botswana, Tshabong          Vn // 531        1029 (2)
 1386      AGL EP da Lunda Sul, Saurimo      - n o t   h e a r d -
 1404 1844 AGL EP do Bie, Kuito              P                1102
 1440 1920 AGL EP da Lunda Norte, Dundo      Vn               1101
 1458 1924 AGL EP do Moxico, Luena           P                1029
 1467      AGL EP do Kuando-Kubango, Menongue- n o t   h e a r d -
 1485      AGL EP do Kuanza Sul, Sumbe       - n o t   h e a r d -
 1503      AGL EP de Benguela, Benguela      - n o t   h e a r d -
 1530      AGL EP de Cabinda, Tenda          - n o t   h e a r d -
 1530 1900 STP VoA, Pinheira                 F, 2000 E        1029
 3255 1855 AFS BBC, Meyerton                 E                1029
 3270      AGL R Angola da Huila, Lubango    - n o t   h e a r d -
 3288      MDG R Madagasikara, Antananarivo  - n o t   h e a r d -
 3320 1800 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 1800-0455 1019 (4)
 4319 1833 BIO AFRTS Diego Garcia            E USB            1104
 4750      UGA R Dunamis Bc'ing, Mukono      - n o t   h e a r d -
 4750 1616 BGD Bangladesh Betar              Vn               1104
 4760 1617 SWZ TWR Swaziland, Mpangela Ranch Vn rlg, 17 off   1104
 4780 1618 DJI R Djibouti, Djibouti          Vn               1104
 4800 1619 IND AIR (tent Hyderabad)          Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4810 1620 IND AIR (tent Bhopal)             Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4820 1621 CHN PBS Xizang, Lhasa             Ch               1104
 4840 1622 IND AIR (tent Mumbai)             Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4860 1623 IND AIR (tent Delhi)              Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4880 1624 IND AIR (tent Lucknow)            Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4910      MDG R Madagasikara, Antananarivo  - n o t   h e a r d -
 4910 1625 IND AIR (tent Jaipur)             Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4920 1626 IND AIR (tent Chennai)            Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 4930 1627 BOT VoA, Mopeng Hill              E                1104
 4950 1628 AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos              P                1104
 4950 1955 AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos              P                1029
 4960 1629 TJK Vo Russia, Dushanbe           E                1104
 4970 1630 IND AIR (tent Shillong)           Hindi            1104 (1)
 4976      UGA R Uganda, Kampala             - n o t   h e a r d -
 5005 1855 GNE R Bata                        S                1028
 5014      MDG R Madagasikara, Antananarivo  - n o t   h e a r d -
 5040 1631 IND AIR (tent Kolkata)            Hindi // 4800    1104 (1)
 5066.3    COD R CANDIP Bunia                - n o t   h e a r d -
 5765      GUM AFRTS Barrigada               - n o t   h e a r d -
 5915 1604 ZMB ZNBC, Lusaka                  Vn               1028
 5950      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 5980      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 5985 1610 CHN CRI, Beijing                  Swahili          1103
 6015      TZA ZBC Zanzibar                  - n o t   h e a r d -
 6030      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 6080 1606 BOT VoA, Selebi-Phikwe            E AF tonight     1028
 6090      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 6110      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -

 6115 1615 COG RTV Congolaise National       F Sport          1102
           COG_RDTC Brazzaville SW
           location 04 17 31.32 S  15 11 46.20 E
           <http://goo.gl/maps/Tw3A7>

 6135      MDG R Madagasikara, Antananarivo  - n o t   h e a r d -
 6155 1608 IND AIR, Bengaluru                Urdu             1028
 6165      ZMB ZNBC, Lusaka                  - n o t   h e a r d -
 6165 1633 CHN CNR 6, Beijing                Ch               1027
 6190 1610 AFS BBC, Meyerton                 E nx             1028
 6668 1643     pirate net (tent fm AGL)      P msgs + "beep"  1103
 6886 1642 ISR Galei Zahal                   Hebr pop mx      1104
 7120 1640 SOM R Hargeisha                   Vn magazine      1029
 7200      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 7210      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 7216.7    AGL RNA #1, Mulenvos              - n o t   h e a r d -
 7230 0500 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      E 0500-0655      1029
 7235      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 7285 0500 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 0500-0755 1029 (4)
 9565      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
 9625 1400 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      P 1400-1500      1031
 9625 1500 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      E 1500-1600      1029
 9650 0800 AFS R Sonder Grense, Meyerton     Afrik. 0800-1755 1027 (4)
 9705      ETH                               - n o t   h e a r d -
11560 1618 PHL VoA, Tinang                   Burm  1630 s/off 1028
11585 1620 MRA RFA, Tinian                   Kor   1700 s/off 1028
11610 1622 BUL R Shorouq, Kostinbrod         A     1630 s/off 1028
11690      AFS R Okapi, Meyerton             - n o t   h e a r d - (4)
11710 1612 CHN CNR1, Beijing                 Ch               1028
11735 1624 TZA Zanzibar Broadc. Corp.        Swahili          1028
11750 1626 STP VoA, Pinheira                 Haussa           1028
11765 1614 CHN CNR1, ???                     Ch // 11710      1028
11770 1628 AFS AWR, Meyerton                 Swahili          1028
11805 1630 GUM KSDA, Agat                    E     1700 s/off 1028
12015 1616 CHN CNR1, ???                     Ch // 11710      1028
12105 1625 MDG R Dialogie, Talata-Volondry   E/Vn             1103
12579      BIO AFRTS Diego Garcia            - n o t   h e a r d -
13362      GUM AFRTS Barrigada               - n o t   h e a r d -
13570 1626 STP VoA, Pinheira                 E                1029
13580 1630 CLN VoA, Iranawila                Somali           1029
13605 1627 IND AIR, Bengaluru                Hindi            1029
15190 0535 GNE R Africa                      E US rlg         1105
15190 1553 GNE R Africa                      E US rlg         1027
15190 1553 ROU IRRS, Tiganesti  - Sun only - E EGR 1600 s/off 1027
15215 1621 GUM KSDA, Agat                    E                1029
15235 1600 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      F 1600-1655      1029
15235 1700 AFS Channel Africa, Meyerton      E 1700-1755      1031
15385 1619 E   REE, Noblejas                 S                1029
15420 1623 SEY BBC, Mahe                     E                1029
15660 1624 GUM KSDA, Agat                    E Wavescan       1027
15665 1555 GUM KSDA, Agat                    Vn,   1600 s/off 1029

(1) On 04 Nov 2013 between 1619-1631 UT all Indian stations
    except 4970 kHz had the same program.

(2) On 29 Oct 2013 between 1810-1818 UT all Radio Botswana stations
    had the same program.

(3) Not sure about this station: Either Mulenvos in Vernac or
    Radio Botswana, not // to the other BOT outlets.

(4) Radio Sonder Grense is the only station, which you can hear
    throughout the day. Strange that I couldn't hear Radio Okapi.
(Hans-Friedrich Dumrese-D,
on holiday tour to Namibia, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 18)

NETHERLANDS   Nice photo of Flevoland TX site.
<http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=48025326@N04&q=shortwave>
(Andrea Borgnino-ITA  IW0HK, SW TXsite Nov 25)

NEW ZEALAND   Frequency change of Radio New Zealand International in DRM
1551-1650 NF11690 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga,ex11900
1651-1750   11900 RAN 025 kW 035 deg to Cooks/Samoa/Niue/Tonga
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

NIGERIA    Winter B-13 SW schedule of Voice of Nigeria

0445-0500 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF station ID
0500-0700 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English
0700-0800 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF French
0800-0900 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English
0800-0900  9690 AJA 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Hausa (9689.9)
0900-1200  9690!IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF English, ex0900-1500
1500-1600 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English
1600-1630 11770 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to EaCeAF Swahili
1630-1700  9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Yoruba
1700-1730  9690#IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Igbo
1730-1800 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF Arabic
1800-2000  7255*IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF Hausa
1830-2000 15120 AJA 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF English DRM (15119.9)
2000-2100  7255&IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF French
2000-2130  9690 AJA 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Hausa (9689.9)
2100-2200  7255$IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF Fulfulde
2200-2300  7255$IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeAF Hausa

! co-ch Radio Free Asia in Tibetan 1000-1100
# co-ch Radio Romania International in French
* co-ch China Radio International in Russian/Turkish
& co-ch China Radio International in Russian
$ co-ch PBS Xizang in Tibetam

In some days there are no broadcasts 15120 via IKO, Ikorodu
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

NORWAY/MYANMAR   Myanmar DVB radio station goes home after 21 years in
Norway.

Radio station-in-exile "Democratic Voice of Burma" has left Norway after
21 years to broadcast from Myanmar with newly granted legal status, it
said Friday.

Read more at: <http://tinyurl.com/kc8t8ym>

Report in Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten with photo's
<http://tinyurl.com/oh7kpcr>  Oslo, Norway, Nov 22 U_P_I)
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXasia Nov 23)

OMAN   13600  Radio Sultanate Oman from Thumrait in Arabic, on S=6-7 fair
signal, rather sidelobe rest signal, on otherwise direct 220 degr signal
towards Africa. Nice female singer performance, but hit by some OTHR
splash
signals in 13500-13600 kHz range. 0625 UT Nov 25.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

PHILIPPINES   Bombo Radyo Roxas City / Island of Panay. Frequenz ist
aktuell 900 kHz (not 837 kHz).

Das Beispiel ist natuerlich in der betreffenden Region vielfach
anzutreffen, alle Radiostationen dort hatten grosse Probleme. Teilweise
fehlt noch immer der Strom. Das wichtigste ist die Versorgung der
Handymasten und der Internet Infrastructur. In den ersten Tagen danach war
ueberhaupt kein Kontakt vor Ort moeglich, auch das war schon eine
Katastrophe. Die ersten Hilfsmannschaften mussten via SAT-TEL
kommunzieren.
(Harald Suess-AUT, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

Example for the Taiphoon Disaster in the Philippines, from the view of a
local radiostation:

Response to my question directed to the program director of the Philippine
AM Radiostation Bombo Radio Roxas City on the Island Panay, which was hit
by the Typhoon Haynan, was coming today. Station Transmits only on AM 900
kHz with 5000 Watts and is situated about 350 km away South of Manila.

Yes, our antenna guy wire and other parts were damaged the reason why we
opted to off air during the typhoon. we bought the guy wire in metro
manila so we are off air a couple of weeks but now back to normal with the
power of generator set since electric power not yet restore in our area.
Stationmanager Joseph Guijarno Silvas

In the Website from AMFMPH Streaming Worldwide the following message you
will find:

Bombo Radyo Roxas DYOW 900 kHz likes to play Commentary News, Drama, News,
Public Affairs, Public Service and maybe more. This station is from Roxas
City (Visayas) on your AM Band. You may visit Bombo Radyo Roxas DYOW
837{now 900 kHz} website by clicking this link. You may reach them by
texting/calling/fax at this number(s) +63-036-522-4724, Fax Line: (036)-
6210-940. You may also reach their inbox by sending email to this address
<bombo_roxas [at] bomboradyo.info>

Website of Bombo Radyo Comune: <http://www.bomboradyo.com/>
(via Harald Suess-AUT, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

ROMANIA   7290 / 9510  IRRS via Saftica ROU relay.

Re: dxld 13-47 Nov 20.
"Radio City will be on the air on Friday Nov 22nd at 1900-2000 UT via IRRS
on 7290 kHz and on 1368 kHz via Challenger Radio in Italy, with a repeat
on Saturday Nov 23rd at 0900-1000 UT on 9510 kHz. Please send all reports
to:
<citymorecars @ yahoo.ca>   Thank you!
(Tom Taylor, Nov 20, dxld)

That was the FOURTH Friday, while Alan said it's on Third Fridays. Another
example of how NOT to organize scheduling. So which was it; anyone hear it
Nov 15, or 22? (Glenn Hauser, ibid.)"

R City was originally scheduled on 15 Nov and was advertised as such. I
listened on 15th, but instead IRRS broadcast a 15 minute religious
programme until 1915 and then the transmitter was turned off. I e-mailed
R. City that evening and asked, and he replied "I don't know what
happened". I guess a mix-up at IRRS? However, the broadcast was
subsequently heard on Friday Nov 22 as re-scheduled. I wasn't able to
monitor on the Saturday morning at 0900 UT either week.
(Alan Roe-UK, dxld Nov 25)

ROMANIA   Winter B-13 of NEXUS-IBA IRRS Shortwave from Radiocom

NEXUS-IBA/EGR/IPAR:
1900-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 1st/2nd Fri
1945-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 4th Fri
1900-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 1st/3rd/4th Sat
1900-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English Sun
1930-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 2nd Sat
0900-1000  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 1st/3rd Sat
0930-1000  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 2nd Sat
0945-1000  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English 4th Sat
1030-1300  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR English Sun

Radio City:
1900-2000  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  3rd Fri
0900-1000  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  3rd Sat

European Music Radio:
1900-1945  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  4th Fri
0900-0945  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  4th Sat

Radio Rasant:
0900-0930  9510 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  2nd Sat
1900-1930  7290 TIG 150 kW 290 deg to WeEUR German  2nd Sat

Radio Santec Cosmic Wave:
1500-1530 15190 TIG 300 kW 100 deg to SoEaAS English Sun
1530-1600 15190 TIG 150 kW 165 deg to EaAF   Swahili Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

RUSSIA   Samara SW TX site disassembly, nice photo on website. The
dismantling of the broadcast center Samara has begun. Russian press after
tip in "open_dx".

<http://sgpress.ru/Sluzhba_informatsii/Demontazh-Radiotsentra-v-Samare-obojdetsya-v-mln-rublej-44337.html>

<http://www.wm2018-russland.de/stadien/>
(open_dx, November 23; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

Samarskaya oblast. Samara. In the territory of Samara Radiocenter #3 began
dismantling antenna towers.

November 14 in Samara, on the territory of Radiocenter #3, for the release
of the land on which it is planned to build a stadium for the matches of
the World Cup in 2018, began the dismantling of antenna towers, demolition
of buildings and technical facilities. At the moment, for the operation of
the radio center, carried dismantled equipment previously transferred to
other facilities.

The Russian Government decided to allocate part of the released land for
the construction of a communication object. Within the framework of
cooperation between the Government of the Samara region and RTRS decided
to build a new television tower on a plot of 10 hectares. The new tower
will be built on one of the highest "points" of the city, which is called
" Sultanov hill".

New connection object will be equipped with the most modern equipment and
replace the current antenna mast structures built decades ago.
Plus photos.

<http://rtrs.livejournal.com/tag/%D0%A1%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F%20%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%8C>
(RUS DX Editor, Nov 24)

Subject: [A-DX] Samara wird gebisambergt

Das KW-Sendezentrum in Samara, Russland, wird jetzt demontiert, um einem
Fussballstadion fuer die WM Platz zu machen. Bilder:

<http://rtrs.livejournal.com/303167.html>

 Ueber Samara liefen frueher u.a. auch die deutschen Sendungen von Radio
Moskau / Stimme Russlands. Von Maerz bis Oktober 2013 war die Station noch
mit den tatarischen Sendungen drei mal am Tag fuer eine Stunde aktiv, wie
die Mitarbeiter in Samara per Email bestaetigt hatten.

Uebersetzung der Webseite: "In Samara hat der Abriss der Sendeanlagen im
Radiozentrum Nr. 3 begonnen (18.11.2013)

Am 14.November hat auf dem Gelaende des Radiozentrums Nr.3 der Abriss der
Antennenanlagen und technischen Gebaeude begonnen, um das Grundstueck zu
raeumen, auf dem der Bau eines Austragungsstadions fuer die Fussball-
Weltmeisterschaft 2018 geplant ist. Um die Arbeit des Radiozentrums
sicherzustellen, werden im Moment die schon abgetragenen Anlagen zu
anderen Anlagen transportiert.

Die Regierung der Russischen Foederation hat entschieden, einen Teil der
geraeumten Flaeche dem Bau einer neuen Telekommunikationseinrichtung zu
widmen. Im Rahmen einer Kooperation zwischen dem Landkreis Samara und dem
russischen Senderbetreiber RTRS wurde entschieden, auf einem 10 Hektar
grossen Gelaende einen neuen Fernsehturm zu errichten. Der neue Turm wird
auf einem der hoechsten Punkte der Stadt gebaut, dem Sultanshuegel
('Sultanov bugor').

Die neue Anlage wird mit der modernsten Ausruestung bestueckt und ersetzt
die derzeitigen Antennenmasten, die vor einigen Jahrzehnten errichtet
worden waren."

Noch ein Artikel

<http://fedpress.ru/news/society/news_society/1384422561-pod-samaroi-nachali-demontirovat-radiotsentr-na-meste-budushchego-stadiona-k-chm-2018>

"Bei Samara fingen Abrissarbeiten am Radiozentrum am Ort der WM 2013 an
Samara, 14.11. RIA FederalPress. Auf dem Gelaende des Radiozentrums in
Samara hat der Abriss von Antennen und anderer Ausruestung begonnen,
teilte FederalPress-Mittlere Wolga im Pressedienst des Landkreises Samara
mit. Danach beginnt auf diesem Gelaende der Bau eines Stadions fuer die
Fussball-Weltmeisterschaft 2018.

'Samara wird einer der ersten regionalen Austragungsorte der WM 2018, der
mit Bauarbeiten beginnt', wurde im Pressedienst des Landkreises
bekanntgegeben.

Das Radiozentrum hat Auslandssendungen auf Kurzwelle durchgefuehrt. Es ist
ungefaehr 240 Hektar gross und besteht aus einem Antennenpark an
Metalltuermen und -masten, die zwischen 40 und 142 Meter hoch sind. Die
Arbeiter raeumen die Flaeche und bereiten sie fuer den Neubau vor: hier
wird nicht nur ein Stadion mit 45.000 Plaetzen gebaut, sondern auch andere
sportliche Erholungseinrichtungen, ein Wohngebiet und ein Park. Samara ist
eine von 11 russischen Staedten, in denen Spiele der Fussball-
Weltmeisterschaft 2018 stattfinden werden."

Und hier nochmal der gleiche Inhalt, aber mit einem visionaeren Bild des
Stadion und des neu zu errichtenden Fernsehturms

<http://ria.ru/samara/20131114/976748852.html>

Ausfuehrlicher, aber ohne Bilder
<http://www.itar-tass.com/press-releases/751320>

Hier wird ergaenzt, dass von einer Sprengung abgesehen wurde. Stattdessen
wurde das Fundament angesaegt und der Turm mit Stahlseilen und Bulldozern
umgekippt. Im weiteren werden die (geplanten) Stadien in den anderen
Staedten beschrieben.
(Eike Bierwirth-D, A-DX Nov 24)

RUSSIA   9895.000  Radio Tatarstan via Novosibirsk-RUS site now back on
even frequency. TX already on air at WARM UP 06.02:30 UT. S=7 up to
S=9+15dB increasing fluttery signal til real program start with single
station Interval Signal and ID at 06.10:03 UT. No 1000 Hz tone opening
procedure signal heard, like on formerly shortwave relay site at Samara-
RUS.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

Winter B-13 schedule of Tatarstan Wave:
0410-0500 11790 NVS 250 kW 085 deg to FE/RUS Tatar/Russian
0610-0700  9895 NVS 250 kW 295 deg to CeAS   Tatar/Russian
0810-0900 12095 ARM 100 kW 327 deg to WeEUR  Tatar/Russian, not active
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

Winter B-13 SW schedule of Adygeyan Radio
1700-1800  6020#ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Adygeyan/Arabic/Turkish Mon
1700-1800  6020#ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Adygeyan Tue
1800-1900  6020*ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAS Adygeyan Sun
# strong co-ch Radio Free Asia in Chinese and Chinese music jamming
* totally blocked by CRI in Bulgarian from 1830 UT.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

5930 from EKB ?
This frequency was always operated from Monchegorsk near Murmansk. Indeed
there used to be a Radio Rossii transmission also from Yekaterinburg,
aiming at Siberia on different channels, and it disappeared already years
before the whole facility has been closed, i.e. at least a decade has
passed since then, I guess happened in 2005.

The 20 kW "EKB" entries in ITU/HFCC lists refer to different location of
Perm, like 5 kW in reality. TX antenna type of ITU #925 list.

<http://vcfm.ru/vc/f-indexo.htm>
click on #42 Murmansk Oblast entry 5930 kHz 50 kW.
Monchegorsk RTPTS, RV tx #790  at G.C. rural lower mountain location
67 55 02 N  32 58 20 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/MZ1Ty>
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld; comment by wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 24)

RUSSIA   5930  on Nov 26 at 0106 UT, poor signal with talk seems Russian,
audible tnx only to strange propagation attenuating 5935 WWCR. Tentative
ID as Radio Rossii at 0107 UT. At this hour the first choice of the two
outlets is Monchegorsk in the far northwest, which starts its 20-hour
transmission at 0100 UT per Aoki, while Pet/Kam in the far northeast runs
from 17 to 13 UT, but it's midday there local time. Latitude 53 still puts
it rather far from the wintry terminator. At 69 degrees north, Monchegorsk
gets scarcely two hours of sunlight, now still in deep darkness as we are.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 26)

re Radio Rossii tx site on 5930 kHz Murmansk Monchegorsk / Ekaterinburg.

I guess, EKB TX site last on schedule in B-04 season.
Dismanteled in 2005/2006y ? (wb)

<vcfm.ru>  claims it was in use in 1956-2006.
<http://vcfm.ru/vc/Cities/ekaterinburg.htm>

Some photos made in summer 2006
<http://www.1723.ru/photo/roof/veer/veer.htm>

The towers were still there at least in 2009
<http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=56.922328&lon=60.607025&z=16.6&r=0&src=yh>
<http://wikimapia.org/#y=56923081&x=60603225&z=16&l=1&m=a&v=2>
(Aleksandr Diadischev-UKR, dxld Nov 28)

<http://www.depit.admhmao.ru/wps/portal/it/home/vse_novosti/new/4c0b15d4-641a-4e58-a18d-d143ceeeb25f>
(Viktor Rutkovsky-RUS, open_dx, Nov 28)

automatic translation:
RTR reduces broadcast "Radio Russia".

Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) 2014 stops
broadcasting "Radio Russia" on the long (LW) and medium-wave (SW).

Such measures to reduce the broadcast associated with a decrease in state
funding next year's RTR.

Based on the official notice from the Federal State Unitary Enterprise RTR
eliminate the use of transmission equipment to broadcast "Radio Russia"
from January 1, 2014 RTRS forced to disable 40 transmitters in the Russian
Federation, including the transmitter power of 500 kW (225 kHz) in Surgut.

Now hear "Radio Russia" will be possible only in the first multiplex (RTRS
-1) digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) or where the broadcast is on
ultra-short waves (USW) and the FM band.
(November 14, 2013)

RUSSIA   Some changes for Radio Voice of Russia from Jan 1, 2014
1000-1400 NF9560 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to EaAS Chinese from Jan.1, ex7305
1100-1500   9560 NVS 250 kW 145 deg to SoEaAS English till Dec.31
1300-1400   5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS Mongolian till Dec.31
1300-1400   5900 VLD 100 kW 270 deg to EaAS Chinese from Jan.1
1400-1500   9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1 from Jan.1
1400-1500   9625 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2 from Jan.1
1700-1800 NF6125 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Italian DRM, ex6130
1800-1900 NF6125 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French  DRM, ex6130
1900-2000 NF6125 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French  DRM, additional
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 28)

SAO TOME  15580.155  Seldom visible on odd frequency level this US relay
SAO TOME relay site, of SPECIAL ENGLISH program and ID at 0647 UT.
scheduled 0630-0700 UT. Before 0630 UT segment originate from Botswana ...
{also on Nov 27}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25/27)

SAUDI ARABIA   Some odd frequency outlets this morning Nov 25. Non-dir
NE/ME/NoEaAF sce on 9715 was real 9714.982 kHz. BUZZY carrier signal
heard, but very UNDERMODULATED this morning - not usual on this channel.
S=5-6 rather poor, 120 {yes, not 100 Hz} Hertz BUZZ discovered on Perseus
screen either side.
{noted 9714.991 kHz at S=9+5dB level on Nov 27 at 0445 UT. wb.}

Two more Saudi's
15285.029  BSKSA Riyadh's Swahili sce, continously odd frequency since
many years. Male reader and HQ prayer, nice sidelobe into Europe at S=8-9
level.

15379.972  BSKSA Riyadh's HQ sce prayer in action at 0647 UT Nov 25.
S=9+15dB propper.

15169.961  BSKSA Riyadh's HQ sce prayer on odd frequency at 0530 UT Nov
26, S=8 signal towards EUR/NoAM. Hit by CRI Cantonese sce on even 15170
channel, latter from Jinhua #831 500 kW site.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25/26)

SEYCHELLES   IORS at Grand Anse, Mahe relay site to close. 4 masts visible
at location G.C.  04 40 46.95 S  55 27 13.04 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/wcnv1>
<http://binged.it/1bhb8QJ>

BBC Media Centre - 21 December 2013
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced today that the Indian
Ocean Relay Station (IORS) transmitter site at Grand Anse, Mahe, will
cease all shortwave transmissions on 29 March 2014.

The site was established in 1988 and has been in continuous service since
then, relaying BBC broadcasts to audiences in East Africa primarily in
English and Somali.

The closure will not affect the availability of BBC World Service
programmes in Seychelles, which are relayed from satellite broadcasts on
to local FM frequencies 106.2, 105.6 and 105.2MHz. In areas of East Africa
still dependent upon shortwave broadcasts, the signal will be supplied by
other relay stations. The announcement follows an earlier decision to stop
all shortwave broadcasts from the BBC World Service site in Cyprus for
similar commercial, technological and audience reach reasons. These ended
in March of this year.

The announcement will unfortunately result in 11 staff being put at risk
of redundancy. The staff over the last 25 years have operated and
maintained this shortwave broadcast facility with passion, expertise and
professionalism. The technical ability and commitment of the team at the
IORS has been applauded by the BBC World Service.

The decision to close the site has been taken due to changing commercial
and technological circumstances. As countries develop and their media
markets open, listening and viewing habits have changed. New technology
has changed the way audiences listen to BBC programmes and reduced the
importance of shortwave broadcasts in much of the area currently served by
the IORS, making the IORS commercially unviable.

The BBC is supporting the development of new delivery platforms such as
internet and mobile streaming as well as FM radio and TV broadcasts.
Shortwave broadcasts continue to regions and markets where listening
remains strong and BBC services can be delivered efficiently to large
geographic areas.

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/seychelles-relay.html>
(BBC via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng, Nov 22)

SOLOMON ISLS   6080  SIBC, at 0800-0900 UT on Nov 25. Thanks to Nick Hacko
for his detailed Nov 21 reception. News in English; 0814 UT full ID and
frequencies; government speeches; 0837 UT inspirational spot for "being
thankful," along with song "I Am Thankful"; reading messages of mourning
to the families who have had a recent death in the family; 0845 UT
shipping schedule; "Central Island" Court schedule; a Thanksgiving Mass
will be held at 9AM at St. Mary's parish; mining company safety briefing;
covered at 0900 UT by RA sign on, but as Nick also noted, SIBC can still
be heard underneath.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

6080  SIBC Honiara from Solomons just on threshold level heard at
downunder SDR unit at Brisbane, 0554 UT Nov 26, pop music, scheduled 05-12
UT, // 5020 kHz 20-12 UT not traced this UT morning.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

SOMALIA    Winter B-13 of Radio Hargeysa:
0330-0500  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali
0500-0630  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali, irregular
1230-1400  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali, irregular
1500-1900  7120 HAR 100 kW non-dir to SOM  Somali
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

SOUTH AFRICA   B-13 schedule of Channel Africa:
0300-0355  3345 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   English Mon-Fri
0300-0355  6155 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to EaCeAF English Mon-Fri
0400-0700  7230 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   English Mon-Fri
0600-0655 15255 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF   English Mon-Fri
0700-1200  9625 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   English Mon-Fri
1200-1300  9625 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   Nyanja Mon-Fri
1300-1400  9625 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   Lozi Mon-Fri
1400-1500  9625 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   Portuguese Mon-Fri
1500-1600  9625 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to SoAF   English Mon-Fri
1500-1555 17770 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to EaCeAF Swahili Mon-Fri
1600-1655 15235 MEY 250 kW 340 deg to WeAF   French Mon-Fri
1700-1755 15235 MEY 250 kW 340 deg to WeAF   English Mon-Fri

B-13 schedule of South African Radio League:
0800-0900  7205 MEY 100 kW non-dir to SoAF English Sun
0800-0900 17760 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to EaAF English Sun
1630-1730  4895 MEY 100 kW non-dir to SoAF English Mon

B-13 schedule of Radio Sonder Grense:
0400-0700  7285 MEY 100 kW 275 deg to SoAF Afrikaans
0700-1800  9650 MEY 100 kW 275 deg to SoAF Afrikaans
1800-0400  3320 MEY 100 kW 275 deg to SoAF Afrikaans
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

11790.040  RFI Meyerton Swahili sce relay at 0530-0600 UT via an older 100
kW unit, odd frequency at 0548 UT Nov 26.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

SPAIN   21640  Nov 23 at 1428 UT, REE is back on new frequency ex-21630
kHz since it's Saturday again, like last weekend, having reverted to
collisions on 21630 kHz Monday thru Friday. Leaving BBC Hausa alone via
Ascension about to close on 21630 UT. But something strange there later:
see USA: WHRI.

21610  at 1500 UT, REE is *not* // 21640 kHz, something news-related
rather than silly ballgame 'Tablero Deportivo' on 21640 kHz, which is //
17595 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Nov 23)

SPAIN   11780  on Nov 26 at 0116 UT, REE's Emision Sefarad is here this UT
Tuesday, good signal to collide with RNA BRAZIL except the latter is much
attenuated, making only lite CCI, most unusual. At 0137 UT, REE has
weakened a lot vs RNA, whose music I can now match to 6180 kHz. Meanwhile,
zilch on 11795 kHz, the alternate frequency REE should be using. While
signals from the Americas are much attenuated here at the moment, this is
an age-old collision no one is willing to fix, no doubt still a big mess
in South American target.

9690  on Tue Nov 26 at 0419 UT, the final repeat of REE's Emision Sefarad,
this one to N America, is poorly audible here, and not on its alternate
frequency 9650. The MUF is really down tonight.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 26)

SUDAN   Winter B-13 schedule from Sudan, acc to monitoring Nov 19-25

Radio Omdurman Sudan
0215-0430  7205 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic, ex0215-0400 in A-13
1430-1530  7205*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic, ex1430-1600 in A-13
1930-2100  7205#ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic

* strong co-ch PBS Xinjiang in Uyghur
# strong co-ch Radio France Internationale in French

Voice of Africa Sudan Radio 0600-0900.
not 0400-0700/1630-1930, not 1600-1900

0600-0630  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Tigrinya,ex0530-0600 in A-13
0630-0700  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Amharic, ex0600-0630 in A-13
0700-0800  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Swahili, ex0630-0730 in A-13
0800-0900  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF English, ex0730-0830 in A-13
1630-1730  9505*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF French
1730-1830  9505*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF English
1830-1930  9505 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Hausa
* strong co-ch BBC WS in English till 1800
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

THAILAND   5875  Nov 23 at 1103 UT, fair signal in Vietnamese, BBC? No,
BBC does not start from Nahkon Sawan until 1200 UT in English. At 11-12 UT
it's HSK9, R. Thailand, Udorn, quarter-hour each in Vietnamese, Khmer,
Lao, Myanmarianese, per HFCC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Nov 23)

TUNISIA   7335.0  RTT Sfax scheduled 0700-0910 acc HFCC registration
entry, but close-down an hour earlier at 0804 UT. Noted from 0755 UT Nov
24, at S=8 level here in Germany. Only sidelob towards EUR, i.e. service
aimed towards NoWeAF target at zone 37 on 265degr azimuth. At 0804:12 UT
program feed cut, 0804:23 TX Sfax down.

7275.0  RTT Sfax on air with Tunisian male singer at 0520 UT, Nov 25,
S=9+25dB powerful towards western Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 24/25)

UNIDENTIFIED/CHINA   11565 kHz  SoEaAsian (probably?, very difficult to
identify the language) heard weak signal around 1230-1430 UT, next to RFA
KWT powerhouse in Tibetan on 11560 kHz from 1300 UT. Heard on remote SDR
unit in Brisbane downunder, nothing heard in CA-USA, JPN, or even in
Europe so far. So weak level, seemingly an intermodulation in Vietnam,
Lao, Cambodian, or Burmese language ?

Really not Korean or Japanese language sce from WRN via Taiwan or
Uzbekistan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 22)

I can't ID, it either. Too weak everywhere, but probably from SoEaAS as
you say, probably spurious.

[later] CRI ID at 1330 UT. So probably a mixing product, maybe from
Kunming site.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23/24)

YES Mauno, that KUNMING would match correctly.

Because 11565 kHz intermodulation is on the lower side of the 25mb
meterband.

An intermodulation 11565 AUDIO would occur taken from the upper frequency
of IM frequency pair.

fundamental frequency pair is
11760 KUN 500kW 135degr English
11955 KUN 500kW 177degr Malay/Indonesian

11565 IM RCI Malay/Ins 1227-1427 UT
11760 lower fundamental of 135 degr
11955 upper fundamental of 177 degr

So, on the upper side should also occur the IM pair,
11955 + 195 kHz frequ difference:

12150 kHz IM RCI English program audio - intermodulation.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 24)

USA   WRMI - Miami, USA: Wavescan Tribute.

Tribute to the Old WRMI. The noted shortwave station WRMI in Miami Florida
is currently celebrating its 20th birthday.

And as a birthday gift to honour the occasion, the station will be closed
down and silenced forever!

It was on November 11, 1993, just 20 years ago, that the first test
broadcast was made from a temporary 400 watt transmitter on 9955 kHz. But,
the WRMI story goes way back before that.

Back 10 years earlier, that is 30 years ago, the first broadcast of what
was called Radio Earth was made over shortwave station Radio Clarin in
Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic with 50 kW on 11700 kHz on
Wednesday June 1, 1983. At the time, Radio Earth was a newly formed agency
for program production on shortwave stations, with the young Jeff White as
one of its active partners. Radio Earth had syndicated its programming on
several shortwave stations in the United States, including WRNO, WHRI, the
previous KCBI near Dallas Texas, and Radio Milano in Italy.

Three years later, some of the Radio Earth partners started Radio
Discovery, a small shortwave station in Santo Domingo in the Dominican
Republic. Radio Discovery gave way in 1989 to Radio Miami International
which was at first also a brokerage service for shortwave programming.
However, tentative plans were already under way for their own shortwave
station, and this is how it happened.

In 1985, a 5 kW shortwave transmitter was procured for intended
installation on the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. This transmitter
was made by the Technical Materiel Corporation in Mamaroneck, New York,
and it is similar to the shortwave transmitters that were on the air in
earlier times at the chronohertz stations CHU in Ottawa Canada and WWV
near Boulder in Colorado. This TMC transmitter was shipped to Iowa for
modification.

Later on, Radio Discovery made a series of preliminary test transmissions
from Santa Domingo with just 50 watts on 6245 and 15045 kHz, in mid March
1986. A request for the callsign HRVC had been lodged with the licensing
authorities in Santo Domingo, but it was never implemented.

When the Curacao project did not work out, the concept was changed to
Miami in Florida instead to Radio Miami International. Initial test
broadcasts were made from an old military transmitter, model number T368,
similar to one that was in use as a standby unit at WRNO in New Orleans.
The WRMI test broadcasts began from their new transmitter building near
Miami with 400 watts on their standard frequency, 9955 kHz, on November
11, 1993.

In the meantime, Radio Miami International had procured the 50 kW
transmitter from Radio Clarin in the Dominican Republic, which had
undergone earlier test transmissions in Santo Domingo. The transmitter was
sold, transferred, refurbished and installed in the new transmitter
building in North Miami.

The first test broadcasts from the newly installed 50 kW Wilkinson
transmitter went on the air on Friday April 1, 1994. This was an open
carrier beamed on South America; and audio tests began a few days later. A
schedule of regular programming was inaugurated on 9955 kHz on June 14,
1994 at 0100 UTC.

The antenna system at WRMI is a unique though very reliable corner
reflector at 160 degrees, beamed on the Caribbean and South America. The
prime frequency has been 9955 kHz, though in earlier times, three
different channels in the 7 MHz band have been in use, as well as 15725
kHz in the 19 m band.

The programming from shortwave WRMI has usually been in English and
Spanish, with at times a relay of programming from other shortwave
services, including for example, Radio Prague in the Czech Republic and
Radio Desanm in Haiti. When WRMI took a satellite relay from the World
Radio Net WRN in England, many different international radio stations have
been heard via WRMI, including Radio Australia, NHK Tokyo in Japan, and
China Radio International in Beijing.

We might also add, that the AWR DX programs have been on the air via Radio
Earth, Radio Discovery and WRMI since way back in 1984. At the time, the
program title was "Radio Monitors International" and the broadcasts were
recorded in the Poona (Pune) studios of Adventist World Radio.

Beginning in 1993, much of the programming from Miami's WRMI was heard on
delayed relay via the 1 kW Radio Copan Internacional in Tegucigalpa,
Honduras. When the transmitter was shut down two years later for
maintenance and modification, that station never returned to the air on
shortwave.

Radio Miami International WRMI has been a very reliable verifier, and the
Indianapolis Heritage Collection holds more than 100 cards in many
different designs.

And so, after all these many years of splendid service, shortwave station
WRMI in Miami is closing for ever at the end of this month, and right
around the time of its 20th birthday. The first test broadcast was on
November 11, 1993, and the station is going silent twenty years later, on
November 30, 2013.

Ah, but as you know, that is not the end of the story. Beginning on
December 1, the new and much larger WRMI takes to the air from Okeechobee
in lower central Florida. You will hear more about that here in Wavescan
next week.

Adrian Peterson-USA, AWR
(Wavescan via SW TXsite Nov 24)

USA   9330.013 kHz tentativelly WBCQ weak here in EUR, 0550 UT Nov 25,
      Only tiny S=4-5.

9830  WHRI Cypress Creek, in English, crowd singing religious songs,
      S=9+40dB powerhouse. 0548 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 25)

7506.547  A weak carrier noted at 0500 UT Nov 27, could be WRNO New
Orleans? Is still on service ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

WRMI Okeechobee, Florida-USA
effective Dec 1, from graphic schedule grid as of Nov 23, via Jeff White,
with transmitter numbers, azimuths:

RMI itself
UT          kHz    azi degr
1100-1400  9955 10-160
1400-1500  9955 11-315
2200-0600  9955 10-160
2330-2400 11565 12-140 [presumably additional for Wavescan], Sat only.

Family Radio (Spanish)
2300-2400 13695  9-151
2300-2400  9495 14-181

Radio Africa:
1400-2000 21525  7-087
2000-2300 15190  7-087

The new 9955 program schedule effective Dec 1 is now available:
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AivhtkIEGb3_dENObnZrMkt1YmtUWGxkbkd3TGNzOXc&hl=en#gid=0>

Overcomer Ministry:
Note: transmitters 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are not on the schedule yet.

Here are the 48 daily Overcomer hours on WRMI Okeechobee effective
December 1, as planned Nov 23, with transmitter number and azimuth:

  kHz   UT         azi degr
 7570 0200-0600  8-315
 9355 0400-0800  7-087
 9495 1100-1300 14-181
 9690 1100-1500 13-285
 9690 2200-0200  1-222
 9955 0600-1100 10-160
 9955 1500-2200 11-315
11565 0000-0600 12-140
11730 2200-0600 13-285
13695 0000-0200  9-151
15440 2000-2200  9-044
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Nov 23)

USA/AUSTRIA/UAE/U.K.   Voice of Vietnam in B-13 season.

0430-0528  6175 HRI 250 kW 260 deg to MEX   Vietnamese
Voice of Vietnam nice lady singer program in Vietnamese, performed at 0514
UT Nov 27, S=9+40dB backlobe signal from Cypress Creek into Europe and
NoWeAF. Signal as strong like RHC 6060 and 6125 kHz powerhouse.

0100-0128  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  English
0130-0228  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  Vietnamese
0230-0258  6175 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM  English
0300-0328  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0330-0358  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  English
0400-0428  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0430-0528  6175 HRI 250 kW 260 deg to MEX   Vietnamese
1800-1828  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR English
1830-1928  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR Vietnamese
1930-1958  5955 MOS 100 kW 300 deg to WeEUR French
2000-2028  6135 WOF 250 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian
2030-2058  6175 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
2100-2128  6175 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
2130-2228  5930 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to SoEaEUR Vietnamese
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

USA   FLORIDA - WRMI Update - WRMI Radio Miami International.

I emailed Jeff White at WRMI Radio Miami International Thanksgiving
morning (November 28, 2013) with a few questions regarding the new
transmissions from the former Family Radio WYFR, Okeechobee, Florida site,
which commence on December 1.

I gratefully thank Jeff for his reply below, and his kind permission to
reproduce this interview of sorts.

TLK - Will WRMI have access to all of the former WYFR transmitters and
antenna configurations?

JW - Yes, except transmitter #6 which was recently scrapped.  But we will
probably replace that one soon.

TLK - I visited the site way back in the early 1980's. As I recall, the
antenna farm is spread out over quite a bit of geography that mostly
doubled as a cattle ranch. Who actually owns the land? Are you leasing the
facilities, or actually the land owner now?

JW - A local farmer has always owned the land, and the lease has been
transferred to us.  It's 664 acres   a square mile.

TLK- In recent years I've noticed some of the WYFR emissions have been
inconsistent. Some transmitters have been slightly off-frequency and/or
suffering sporadic audio quality issues. Are there any plans for
upgrading, assuming any repairs are needed?

JW - It's probably too early for me to answer that, but we'll be watching
these things closely.

TLK- Are any of the techs (I think there were maybe two?) still going to
be employed there? I imagine it's a bit of a haul for you from Miami to
the site. How do you get any original production audio to the site now?

JW - There were 13 transmitter operators employed by Family Radio until
recently.  Two of them will be full time with us, and we will also hire
some of the others part-time.  The two full-timers have worked there for
28 and 30 years.  I will probably be at the site 3 or 4 days a week for
the foreseeable future.

TLK- What will become of the old 9955 kHz transmitter and site in Miami,
which sadly I never had a chance to visit, despite passing nearby on my
way to the Keys or record shopping in Miami on occasion.

JW - I believe the old Wilkinson transmitter will be scrapped, except for
tubes and parts that can be used in other transmitters.  We plan to
transfer an auxiliary 10-kw Collins transmitter up to Okeechobee. The site
will probably be completely closed within the next month or so.

TLK - Do you have a transmission and programming schedule available prior
to December 1? Any need for monitoring up this way [Clearwater, Florida]
where some of the signals do of course mostly skip over?

JW - We now have a transmission schedule on the http://www.wrmi.net
website (under Programming), as well as a program schedule for 9955 kHz.
Monitoring observations would always be very welcome, although as you
mentioned a lot of the signals will probably be skipping over you.

TLK - Any chance myself and a couple of fellow radio geeks could stop in
sometime in the coming months for a tour/visit?

JW - You're more than welcome to visit anytime.  If you send me a message
beforehand, I can let you know when I'll be there.

TLK - Will there be any tests (open carrier, etc.) November 30, prior to
the beginning of the transmissions from Okeechobee?

JW - There won't be any more tests until we go on the air Saturday night.
We did tests earlier this week. Everyone's off until Saturday. There may
be some hiccups during the first few days because these transmitters have
been off the air for five months now

TLK - Thanks, and good luck with the "new" WRMI.
(Terry L Krueger, Clearwater FL-USA, dxld Nov 28)

YEMEN   Radio Sanaa was observed again shortwave November 26 and 27:
1300-1500  6135 ALH 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic, but distorted audio
At 1300 poor, 1330 weak, 1400 good, 1445-1500 very good signal, SINPO
44544
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 27)

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Hinweis auf interessante Fernsehsendung ueber Amateurfunk.

Bitte an Interessierte weiterverbreiten.

Liebe YLs und OMs,
am kommenden Samstag den 30.11.13 von 1800 bis 1845 Uhr CET/MEZ laeuft im
Dritten Bayerischen Fernsehprogramm (BR3) die Sendung "Zwischen Spessart
und Karwendel" wo ueber Interessantes und Kurioses aus Bayern berichtet
wird.

Es ist uns die seltene Gelegenheit gelungen, eine rund 10-minuetige und
damit recht umfangreiche Reportage ueber den Amateurfunk in dieser
Sendereihe eines oeffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehprogramms unterzubringen.
Es werden ausfuehrlich mehrere Aspekte unseres schoenen Hobbys wie
Notfunk, Digitaltechnik, Behindertenintegration, Jugend sowie die
klassischen Themen wie CW und DX-Jagd dargestellt, dazu auch Hinweise auf
die Arbeit des DARC. In den Hauptrollen:

u.a. DF2NU, DK2PZ, DL4TTB, DK1MSU, DL1PRM Die Dreharbeiten mit mehreren
Muenchner OMs und YLs haben ueber drei volle Tage gedauert.
Es wird sicher sehr interessant, merkt Euch diese Sendung unbedingt vor !

Herzliche Gruesse, Rainer DF2NU
(DARC ng Nov 25)

Die Sendung wird am Sonntag 01.12.2013 ab 15:00 CET/MEZ auf BR alpha
wiederholt.
(Lutz Andreas-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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