WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1141 - 13 Dec 2013

10:17 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments







compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   7425  Radio Tirana, at 0235-0258* UT on Dec 7, man announcer
with news in English followed by Press Review. After station ID Profile
program followed. Some light pop music before closedown with IS. Fair to
good.

ALBANIAN Daily
0000-0100  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to NoAM

ENGLISH Mon-Sat
2100-2130  7465 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to UK & NoAM

ENGLISH Tue-Sun
0330-0400  7425 SHI 100 kW TX1 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to WeEUR & NoAM
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

ALBANIA   Dear Drita,
two broadcasts from Albania in 41 meterband heard
after 0900 UT December 12 here in Germany.

7285.0  CRI Beijing relay via Cerrik Albania noted in Romanian language on
non-directional antenna, news reader at 0905 UT Dec 12, proper S=9+35dB
signal.

7389.981 kHz   Radio Tirana Albanian morning service to southern Europe,
just on THRESHOLD level in Moscow Russia remote receiver unit, at 0910 UT
Dec 12.

But stronger here in southern Germany at S=9+25dB, and much strong signal
at S=9+30dB level heard also on remote SDR unit in Rimini Italy. Listen to
attached recording of 0923 UTC Dec 12.

LITTLE HUM AUDIO NOISE accompanied on channel heard so far.
kind regards de Wolfy from Stuttgart Germany
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

ALGERIA   T+L+DIFFUSION D'ALG+RIE IS RENEWING THEIR LONGWAVE STATION
IN TIPAZA --- Berlin, Germany and Turgi, Switzerland; Nov 5, 2013

Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA), the national broadcaster of Algeria,
selected TRANSRADIO and Ampegon to replace the 1.5 MW longwave
transmission system located close to the city of Tipaza in July this year.

Meanwhile all administrative matters were settled and the contract is  put
into force. The project was offered in cooperation between  Transradio and
Ampegon. The TRANSRADIO TRAM line long- and mediumwave transmitters which
will be used for the project are well known for  their robustness,
efficiency, reliability and superior DRM  performance.

All the antenna modernization works will be carried out by the Ampegon
team in Schifferstadt, Germany which is highly experienced in  designing,
refurbishing and upgrading antennas to full DRM  compatibility.

"TDA feels confident to choose the right partners for the Tipaza  longwave
project as TRANSRADIO and Ampegon were trustworthy partners  in all
previous projects fulfilling the requirements of our  broadcasting
organization. We look forward to a successful realization of this
challenging project using the experience of the major  transmitter and
antenna manufacturers in the world." said Mr. Hoyou  when the contract was
signed.

Jochen Huber, CEO of TRANSRADIO stated: "TRANSRADIO is proud to be  chosen
for such extensive and ambitious projects by TDA. It proofs that our focus
on reliability, quality and customer service is still  honoured."

Josef Troxler, CEO of Ampegon stated: "This project is an excellent proof
that the collaboration with TRANSRADIO is leading to win-win  positions
for both companies with full added value for the end-user to  get a
complete and integrated system."

The Tipaza longwave transmitter is operated on 252 kHz broadcasting  with
1500 kW on day and 750 kW on night time and is receivable in  French all
over the western Mediterranean area.
(Ampegon Press Release via Dec ARDXC ADXN via dxld Dec 4)

ARMENIA/UZBEKISTAN   BABCOCK changes
Additional frequencies of BBC
0000-0100 5890 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS English WS from Dec 2
0200-0300 7505 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS English WS from Dec 3
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

ASCENSION ISL/SEYCHELLES/UAE/U.K.   BBC in English to Africa Extended.

For reference, the changes are (all in English unless otherwise noted):

kHz   UTC       Site  Target zones
Starting 5 Dec 2013
12095 1500-2000 WOF (ex SEY) 48SW,53NW
15420 1400-1500 WOF (ex SEY) 48

Starting 6 Dec 2013
12095 2200-2400 ASC 46
12095 2200-2400 ASC 47SW,52
15400 1100-1700 ASC 46
15420 0400-0800 DHA(exSEY) 48SW,53NW {see less frequ ACCURACY under UAE}
15420 2000-2100 SEY 48SW,53NW
17830 1100-1600 ASC 47SW,52
21470 1130-1400 SEY 48SW,53NW

Starting 7 Dec 2013
11810 2100-2200 ASC 47SW,52 Daily (ex Mo-Fr)
12095 2100-2200 ASC 46 Daily (ex Mo-Fr)
17640 0800-1100 SEY 48SW,53NW
17640 1100-1130 DHA 48SW,53NW
17830 0800-1100 ASC 47SW,52

Deletion as of 13 Dec 2013:
 9560 0230-0300 DHA Hindi

On Dec 11 Ste Cooper wrote, looking at
<http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbybrc.php?seas=B13&broadc=BBC>

several new registrations have been added from the 6th December for BBC in
English during the day and until midnight for BBC frequencies for Africa.

Could this be for Mandela coverage or an admission that the cuts to the
service to Africa were wrong?

Such an admission would not happen (it would be called "refocusing"
anyway). As the additions started the day after Madiba passed away, this
is mostly going to be special event coverage.
(via Eike Bierwirth-D, dxld Dec 11)

ASCENSION ISL/SEYCHELLES/UAE/U.K.   BBC changes:
0230-0300  9560 DHA 250 kW 070 deg to SoAS Hindi till December 13
0400-0800 15420vDHA 250 kW 225 deg to CEAF English, exSEY
0800-1100 17640 SEY 250 kW 280 deg to CEAF English, additional
0800-1700 15400#ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English, additional
0800-1600 17830 ASC 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF English, additional
1100-1130 17640vDHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF English, additional
1130-1400 21470 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English, additional
1130-1230 17745 SEY 250 kW 285 deg to EaAF Somali Sat, cancelled
1130-1500 21470 DHA 250 kW 205 deg to EaAF Somali Sat, cancelled
1130-1500 15595 SEY 250 kW 295 deg to EaAF Somali Sat, cancelled
1230-1500 21630 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeAF Hausa  Sat, cancelled
1400-1500 15420 WOF 250 kW 120 deg to EaAF Somali,   exSEY
1500-2000 12095 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CEAF English,  exSEY
2000-2100 15420 SEY 250 kW 270 deg to CEAF English,  additional
2100-2200 11810 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English Daily, exMon-Fri
2100-2200 12095 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English   Daily, exMon-Fri
2200-2400 12095 ASC 250 kW 027 deg to WeAF English,  additional
2200-2400 12095 ASC 250 kW 065 deg to WeCeAF English,additional

# strong co-ch HCJB Australia in Chinese/English/Japanese
1000-1130 v15420.1 / 17640.1
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

AUSTRALIA   15489.970  HCJB Australia, En sermon, "mystery of the CROSS,
Jesus in Jesaja 53, under God's arrangement..." S=9 at 0802 UT, Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/USA

Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of Brother Stair TOM

0000-0100  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0000-0100  9690 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to CARB English
0000-0100 11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to SoAM English
0000-0100 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English
0000-0100 13695 YFR 100 kW 151 deg to SoAM English

0100-0200  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0100-0200  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0100-0200  7490 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Fri
0100-0200  9690 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to CARB English
0100-0200 11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to SoAM English
0100-0200 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English
0100-0200 13695 YFR 100 kW 151 deg to SoAM English

0200-0400  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0200-0400  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0200-0400  7490 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Sat
0200-0400  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
0200-0400 11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to SoAM English
0200-0400 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

0400-0500  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0400-0500  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0400-0500  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Tue-Sat
0400-0500  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
0400-0500  9355 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to CeAF English
0400-0500 11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to SoAM English
0400-0500 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

0500-0600  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0500-0600  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0500-0600  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
0500-0600  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
0500-0600  9355 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to CeAF English
0500-0600 11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to SoAM English
0500-0600 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

0600-0800  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0600-0800  3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Mon-Sat
0600-0800  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0600-0800  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
0600-0800  9355 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to CeAF English
0600-0800  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English

0800-1000  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
0800-1000  3215 WCR 100 kW 046 deg to WeEUR English Mon-Sat
0800-1000  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
0800-1000  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
0800-1000  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English

1000-1100  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1000-1100  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1000-1100  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
1000-1100  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English

1100-1200  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1100-1200  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1100-1200  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
1100-1200  9495 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to SoAM English
1100-1200  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

1200-1300  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1200-1300  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1200-1300  5890 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Tue-Sat
1200-1300  9495 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to SoAM English
1200-1300  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

1300-1400  3185 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1300-1400  5085 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1300-1400  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English
1300-1400  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Fri

1400-1500  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1400-1500  9460 NAU 100 kW 270 deg to WeEUR English Mon-Fri
1400-1500  9460 MOS 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
1400-1500  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English
1400-1500  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1400-1500  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Fri
1400-1500 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to NE/ME English

1500-1600  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1500-1600  9460 NAU 100 kW 270 deg to WeEUR English Mon-Fri
1500-1600  9460 MOS 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun
1500-1600  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1500-1600  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
1500-1600  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
1500-1600 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to NE/ME English
1500-1600 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English Sat

1600-1700  5895 SOF 050 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English DRM mode
1600-1700  6000 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English
1600-1700  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1600-1700  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1600-1700  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
1600-1700  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English

1700-1800  5895 SOF 050 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English DRM mode
1700-1800  6000 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English
1700-1800  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1700-1800  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1700-1800  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
1700-1800  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
1700-1800 15420 BCQ 050 kW 245 deg to NoEaAM English Sat

1800-2000  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
1800-2000  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
1800-2000  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
1800-2000  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English

2000-2100  5895 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English
2000-2100  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
2000-2100  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
2000-2100  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
2000-2100  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English
2000-2100 15440 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR English

2100-2200  5895 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English
2100-2200  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
2100-2200  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
2100-2200  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to NoAM English
2100-2300  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Sat/Sun
2100-2200 15440 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR English

2200-2300  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
2200-2300  9690 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to CARB English
2200-2300  9930 TWW 100 kW 180 deg to SoAM English
2200-2300  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Fri
2200-2300 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English

2300-2400  9370 WRB 100 kW 045 deg to NoEaAM English
2300-2400  9690 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to CARB English
2300-2400  9980 WCR 100 kW 090 deg to NoEaAM English Mon-Fri
2300-2400 11730 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX English
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

AUSTRIA   5910  TWR via ORS Moosbrunn Austria center, Mon-Fri only in
Polish, heard at 0645 UT Dec 6. "Nowo testamenton, biblia ...". At same
time ORF Vienna 6155 kHz 300 kW unit non-dir antenna, little stronger
S=9+35dBm.
TWR Polish heard also on 7300 kHz at S=9+10dB signal strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY/GUAM/MADAGASCAR/SOUTH AFRICA/SRI LANKA/TAIWAN/UK

Winter B-13 of Adventist World Radio-AWR EUR/AF & AWR As/Pac

0000-0030  9810 TRM 125 kW 045 deg to SoEaAS Burmese AWR As/Pac

0000-0200 17520 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS   Chinese AWR As/Pac
0000-0200 17880 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS   Chinese AWR As/Pac

0030-0100  9810 TRM 125 kW 045 deg to SoEaAS Manumanaw Karen AWR As/Pac

0100-0200 15445 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to Asia   Vietnamese Sat AWR As/Pac
0100-0200 17700 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS   Chinese        AWR As/Pac

0200-0230  5970 MOS 300 kW 090 deg to SoAS   Urdu     AWR As/Pac

0230-0300  5970 MOS 300 kW 090 deg to SoAS   Punjabi  AWR As/Pac

0230-0330  3215 MDC 050 kW 020 deg to MDC    Malagasy AWR EUR/Af

0300-0330  7315 NAU 250 kW 140 deg to EaAF   Tigrigna AWR EUR/Af
0300-0330 15500 TRM 125 kW 270 deg to EaAF   Oromo    AWR EUR/Af
0300-0330 17655 SDA 100 kW 345 deg to FE/RUS Russian  AWR As/Pac

0330-0400  6145 MOS 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS   Farsi    AWR EUR/Af
0330-0400 15500 TRM 125 kW 270 deg to EaAF   Amharic  AWR EUR/Af

0400-0430  5975 ISS 100 kW 095 deg to EaEUR  Bulgarian AWR EUR/Af

0400-0600 15480 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to CeEaAF   Arabic   AWR EUR/Af

0430-0500  6045 MOS 300 kW 220 deg to NoAF     French   AWR EUR/Af

0500-0530  9630 MOS 300 kW 190 deg to WeAF     Hausa    AWR EUR/Af

0700-0800 11975 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF     Arabic   AWR EUR/Af

0800-0830 15145 NAU 100 kW 205 deg to NoAF     French   AWR EUR/Af
0800-0830 15160 NAU 250 kW 210 deg to NoAF     Kabyle   AWR EUR/Af

0830-0900 15145 NAU 100 kW 205 deg to NoAF    Tachelhit AWR EUR/Af

1000-1100  9610 NAU 100 kW 180 deg to SoEUR  Italian Sun       AWR EUR/Af
1000-1100 11955 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS   Chinese Mon-Fri   AWR As/Pac
1000-1100 11955 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS   Cantonese Sat/Sun AWR As/Pac
1000-1100 17520 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS   Chinese Mon-Fri   AWR As/Pac
1000-1100 17520 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS   Cantonese Sat/Sun AWR As/Pac

1030-1100 17540 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Tagalog Mo-Th/Sa  AWR As/Pac
1030-1100 17540 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Ilokano Sun/Fri   AWR As/Pac

1100-1130 15495 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian AWR As/Pac

1100-1200 11730 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS   Chinese    AWR As/Pac
1100-1200 11825 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS   Chinese    AWR As/Pac
1100-1200 15190 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS   Chinese    AWR As/Pac

1130-1200 15495 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Sundanese Sa/Su/Tu/Th As/Pac
1130-1200 15495 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Javanese  Mon/Wed/Fri As/Pac
1130-1200 15605 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Shoshoni              As/Pac

1200-1230 11825 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Min Nan Chin. Su-Th AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 11825 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese       Fr/Sa AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 11855 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Min Nan Chin. Su-Th AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 11855 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Chinese       Fr/Sa AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 15190 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS Min Nan Chin. Su-Th AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 15190 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS Chinese       Fr/Sa AWR As/Pac
1200-1230 15430 TRM 125 kW 045 deg to SoAS               Mon   AWR As/Pac

1200-1300  9880 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Korean              AWR As/Pac

1230-1300 11825 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
1230-1300 11855 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
1230-1300 15190 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
1230-1300 15430 TRM 125 kW 025 deg to SoAS Meitei  Sun/Wed/Fri AWR As/Pac
1230-1300 15430 TRM 125 kW 025 deg to SoAS Bengali Mo/Tu/Th/Sa AWR As/Pac

1300-1330 15215 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Bengali             AWR As/Pac
1300-1330 15150 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer             AWR As/Pac
1300-1330 15480 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese Mon-Fri     AWR As/Pac
1300-1330 15480 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Uighur  Sat/Sun     AWR As/Pac
1300-1330 15670 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Kachin            AWR As/Pac

1300-1400 11935 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS   Chinese           AWR As/Pac
1300-1400 17670 MDC 250 kW 060 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese        AWR As/Pac

1330-1400  9650 SDA 100 kW 345 deg to FE/RUS Russian           AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15150 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer         Sun AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15770 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Lao       Thu/Sat AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15770 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Thai  Mon-Wed/Fri AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15660 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Hmong Thu/Fri     AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15660 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Assamese Sun/Wed  AWR As/Pac
1330-1400 15660 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Malay Mon/Tue/Sat AWR As/Pac

1330-1500 15480 NAU 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac

1400-1430 15255 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoAS Sinhalese           AWR As/Pac
1400-1430 15375 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Asho Chin         AWR As/Pac
1400-1430 15440 MOS 300 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu                AWR As/Pac

1400-1500 11730 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
1400-1500 11935 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac

1430-1530  6155 MDC 050 kW 020 deg to MDC  Malagasy            AWR EUR/Af

1430-1500 15150 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Western Karen     AWR As/Pac
1430-1500 15660 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Burmese           AWR As/Pac
1430-1500 17605 MOS 300 kW 145 deg to EaAF Afar                AWR EUR/Af

1500-1530 11955 MOS 300 kW 120 deg to NE/ME Turkish            AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 12035 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Western Karen     AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 13655 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS Punjabi             AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 15495 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Telugu            AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 15605 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Lushai              AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 15665 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Tamil               AWR As/Pac
1500-1530 15735 TRM 125 kW 015 deg to SoAS Nepali              AWR As/Pac

1530-1600 11750 NAU 250 kW 075 deg to SoAS English     Sat-Wed AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 11750 NAU 250 kW 075 deg to SoAS Tibetan     Thu/Fri AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 12035 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoEaAS Marathi           AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 13655 NAU 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS Hindi               AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 15290 MOS 300 kW 090 deg to SoAS Punjabi             AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 15605 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Hindi               AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 15640 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoAS Malayalam           AWR As/Pac
1530-1600 15665 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS Kannada             AWR As/Pac

1600-1630  6100 NAU 100 kW 130 deg to EaEUR Bulgarian          AWR EUR/Af
1600-1630 11805 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Urdu                AWR As/Pac
1600-1630 11910 MOS 300 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu                AWR As/Pac
1600-1630 15215 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS English             AWR As/Pac
1600-1630 15660 SDA 100 kW 285 deg to SoAS English             AWR As/Pac

1630-1700  9830 MOS 300 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi               AWR As/Pac
1630-1700 11805 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to SoAS English Mon/Wed/Fri AWR As/Pac
1630-1700 11805 SDA 100 kW 300 deg to SoAS Sindhi  Su/Tu/Th/Sa AWR As/Pac
1630-1700 17575 ISS 250 kW 125 deg to EaAF Somali              AWR EUR/Af

1700-1730 11925 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to CeEaAF Swahili           AWR EUR/Af

1730-1800 11925 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to CeEaAF Masai             AWR EUR/Af
1730-1800 15155 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo               AWR EUR/Af
1730-1800 11860 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Kabyle              AWR EUR/Af

1830-1900 11830 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to CeEaAF English           AWR EUR/Af
1830-1900 11860 MOS 300 kW 190 deg to EaAF Arabic              AWR EUR/Af

1900-1930  6195 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Arabic              AWR EUR/Af
1900-1930  9690 MOS 300 kW 190 deg to WeAF Hausa               AWR EUR/Af
1900-1930 11860 ISS 250 kW 200 deg to NoAF Wolof               AWR EUR/Af
1900-1930 15240 MEY 250 kW 315 deg to WeAF Fulfulde            AWR EUR/Af

1900-2000  9535 NAU 100 kW 215 deg to NoAF Arabic              AWR EUR/Af

1900-2100 15480 MDC 250 kW 350 deg to CeEaAF Arabic            AWR EUR/Af

1930-2000  6195 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF Tachelhit           AWR EUR/Af
1930-2000 11750 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF Ibo                 AWR EUR/Af
1930-2000 15240 MOS 300 kW 170 deg to CeAF French              AWR EUR/Af
1930-2000 15260 MEY 250 kW 315 deg to WeAF Fulfulde            AWR EUR/Af

2000-2030  6195 NAU 100 kW 210 deg to NoAF French              AWR EUR/Af
2000-2030  9770 MOS 300 kW 210 deg to WeAF Dyula               AWR EUR/Af
2000-2030 11755 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF French              AWR EUR/Af

2030-2100  9830 MOS 300 kW 210 deg to WeAF French              AWR EUR/Af
2030-2100 11755 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF Yoruba              AWR EUR/Af

2100-2130  9830 MOS 300 kW 210 deg to WeAF English             AWR EUR/Af

2100-2200  9565 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese     Mon-Fri AWR As/Pac
2100-2200  9565 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Cantonese   Sat/Sun AWR As/Pac
2100-2200  9720 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese     Mon-Fri AWR As/Pac
2100-2200  9720 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Cantonese   Sat/Sun AWR As/Pac
2100-2200  9890 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Korean              AWR As/Pac

2200-2300 15370 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
2200-2300 15685 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac

2200-2230 15260 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Sundanese MoWeFrSa    As/Pac
2200-2230 15260 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Javanese  Tu/Th/Su    As/Pac
2200-2230 15320 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian        AWR As/Pac

2230-2300 15320 SDA 100 kW 255 deg to SoEaAS English           AWR As/Pac

2300-2330 17700 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese  Sa/Su AWR As/Pac

2300-2400 15320 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
2300-2400 17520 SDA 100 kW 315 deg to EaAS Chinese             AWR As/Pac
2300-2400 17700 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese  Mo-Fr AWR As/Pac

2330-2400 15150 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer         Sun AWR As/Pac
2330-2400 15150 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Lao       Thu/Sat AWR As/Pac
2330-2400 15150 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Thai  Mon-Wed/Fri AWR As/Pac
2330-2400 17700 SDA 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English   Sat/Sun AWR As/Pac
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 17)

BAHRAIN   (or non)   9745  UNID with non stop pop songs in Arabic without
any ID in time 0600-0800 UT with tiny signal on Dec 1 and Dec 5 in AM. No
signal was at 0000-0100 UT on 3 & 4 December here. Most likely re-
activated tx of Bahrain.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

Next door 9750 kHz is Radio Kuwait powerful transmission. At 1445 UT Dec 9
on 9745 kHz heard S=9+20dB sweet guitar music and nice Chinese girl
announcer from "Guanghua zhi Sheng" at Kuanyin Taiwan, the powerful
Thomcast/ALLISS antenna site, underneath heard tiny Radio Bahrain Arabic
singer. {Radio Bahrain Abu Hayan I've not really missed ever. wb}
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

BELARUS   7255  Belarus Radio RESOLVED their twice x SPURIOUS signal TX
problem. Noted Dec 6 at 0700 UT with clean audio signal on Perseus screen.
Scheduled 04-07 UT towards big brother Russia target. Noted S=9+45dBm
powerhouse strength at Moscow remote unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

BELGIUM  [non]   New clandestine program Oromo Voice will be air:
1600-1630 UT 17850 secret hidden site to EaAF Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat.
I tried Saturday Dec.7 & Monday Dec.9, but still no broadcasts.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

Rather via Issoudun-France ?  wb.

BOTSWANA/USA   VOA in French was heard with rap and disco mx prgr {from
1830-2030 UT French via Greenville-NC-USA, wb.} on Nov 30 on 15225 kHz and
on Dec 1st with Prgr Hits of Tamla Motown on new 11840 kHz {1900-2030 UT
via IBB VOA Botswana, wb.} - both at 1905-1930 and 1935-2000 UT.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

BULGARIA   5895  Overcomer wo her ? hat sich das geklaert, 20-21 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

SECRETBROD   Winter B-13 secret shortwave schedule from Secretbrod:

Bible Voice Broadcasting:
1515-1530 13740 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS Tamil Fri,   cancelled
1515-1530 13740 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS English Sat, cancelled
1530-1600 13740 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to SoAS Urdu Fri,    cancelled
1630-1830  9990 SCB 100 kW 126 deg to WeAS Persian
1930-2015  9925 SCB 100 kW 090 deg to NE/ME English Sun

Radio Shorouq/Radio Sunrise:
1600-1700 11610 SCB 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic Mon-Wed

Brother Stair TOM
1600-1800  5895 SCB 050 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English DRM
1600-1800  6000 SCB 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English
2000-2200  5895 SCB 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR English

Dimtse Radio Erena
1700-1730 11560 SCB 070 kW 195 deg to EaAF Oromo

KBS World Radio
1900-2000  5875 SCB 050 kW 306 deg to CeEUR German DRM
1900-2000  5885 SCB 100 kW 306 deg to CeEUR German
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

BULGARIA   Frequency change of Bible Voice Broadcasting from Nov 21
1630-1830 NF9990 SOF 100 kW 126 deg to WeAs Persian, ex 12150/15750
(DX RE MIX NEWS #818 Nov 28, 2013; via GH dxld)

UNIDENTIFIED  9990  At 16-17 UT Dec 8 noted an UNID Persian outlet on 9990
(in previous seasons KOL on 9985 though) but could be BVB Farsi outlet
instead of sugg. 15750 kHz ???

IRAN 2 - veiled broadcast?, - not in MBR / HFCC table.
15750 kHz, 19 mb: 100 kW, 126 degr: Kostinbrod, Bulgaria.
Day       Time      Language
Sunday    1600-1800 Farsi
Monday    1600-1800 Farsi
Tuesday   1600-1800 Farsi
Wednesday 1600-1800 Farsi
Thursday  1600-1800 Farsi
Friday    1600-1800 Farsi
Saturday  1600-1800 Farsi

UNID 9990 at 16-17 UT. BULGARIA 9990 website ID and address given at
1659 UT Dec 8:

seems veiled
... Radio Ibrahim ...
POBox 40991, Larnaca, Cyprus.

seems ex 12150 kHz Kostinbrod, summer ex15750 kHz
1630-1830 12150 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Persian

seems BVB Persian of
Bible Voice Broadcasting, and IBRA Stockholm ties too ?

like mentioned TWR Persian with same POBox in Febr 2011.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

HISTORY
CYPRUS/GERMANY Full schedule of Radio Dardasha 7 on website
<http://www.dardasha7.com/BroadcastTimes.htm>
Dardasha 7 from Arabic=Chat, Chatting.

Radio Dardasha 7 to

MIDDLE EAST target
- via RMC Cyclops Cyprus MW 1233 kHz, 0825-0905 UT
(10:25-11:05pm) LT

<http://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=de&geocode=&q=+34%C2%B057%2739.29%22N++34%C2%B0+5%274.41%22E&aq=&sll=51.151786,10.415039&sspn=19.308933,56.293945&ie=UTF8&ll=34.960893,34.084198&spn=0.003073,0.006872&t=h&z=18>

Radio Dardasha 7,
P.O.Box 991,  (n o w changed to POB. 40991)
Larnaca, Cyprus

SMS send to 0035 799 20 90 99
e-mail <dardasha7 @ gmail.com>  or  <aljazeeraalkhadra @ gmail.com>
URL <www.aljazeera-alkhadra.com> <www.dardasha7.com> or
<www.dardacha7.com>
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 1, 2011)

"Radio Dardasha 7 (Chat from Arabic), new station from Jan. 17"
might rather be regarded as new on shortwave.

It turns out to be a programme of "Back to God Ministries"
<http://backtogod.net/global-ministries/arabic/>
a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church.
If the google translation of the
<www.dardasha7.com-site>
is correct, it seems, that the programme its medium wave slot on
TWR Cyprus (Cape Greco 1233 kHz).
(Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, Feb 2, 2011)

CAMBODIA   918 kHz OFF AIR - NEW 600 KW TRANSMITTER BEING INSTALLED

The Ministry of Information has swapped an 11-hectare plot of land in
Phnom Penh's Meanchey district, which was previously the site of National
Radio AM 918 kHz, with a property development firm in exchange for the
construction of a new radio tower and transmitter on a 20-hectare plot of
land about 25 km outside the city. The government's only AM radio station,
on 918 kHz, has been shut down since its Phnom Penh facilities were torn
down in September 2012.

Information Minister Mr Kanharith declined to estimate when the new AM 918
facility would be up and running, but said that the state AM radio station
remained "very important" to spreading information to Cambodia's rural
areas, which often do not have access to TV or FM radio feeds.

The swap was also necessary, Mr Kanharith said, because without the access
to capital made possible by Khun Sea Group, the government would not have
been able to upgrade its 20-year-old transmitter, which was broadcasting
at only 80 kW, well under its capacity of 200 kW.

With the new equipment purchased by the Khun Sea Group, National Radio AM
918 will be broadcasting at 600 kW, allowing it to reach the entire
country as well as large Cambodian populations living in southern parts of
Vietnam and eastern parts of Thailand, Mr. Kanharith said.
(The Cambodian Daily 18 Oct via Alan Pennington-UK, Dec BrDXC UK
Communication via dxld)

The old 200 kW transmitter at Steung Meanchey on 918 kHz (last running at
80 kW) has been switched off. A new site with a new 600 kW tx and a new
mast will be built "about 25kM outside the city". At least in that country
they recognise the usefulness of MW to reach a mass audience.
(Excellent news from The Cambodian Daily relayed to dxld by
Alan Pennington-UK, - I guess via Thomcast-Ampegon news file?;
via Dan Goldfarb-UK mwmasts Dec 10)

CHINA/MARIANA ISL  {Saipan}  9455  at 1943 UT Dec 8 powerful strong
Chinese Firedrake music as jammer against RFA Chinese via Agingan Point
Saipan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

CHINA   11775, Dec 10 at 1503, Firedrake in the clear as ANGUILLA is
missing. Strangely, Aoki does not show any jamming or target of jamming at
this hour; something new moved in? Only radio-war hours listed on 11775,
also in EiBi, are 1215-1330 AIR Tibetan, and 2300-2400 RFA Chinese.

6145, Dec 10 at 1504, usual Firedrake here is still JBA this late.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 10)

Sometimes China jamming places small units even 24hrs on channel... (wb)

On Dec 12 morning China mainland jamming heard

15560 against VoA Tibetan 04-06 UT, + spoken CNR1 relay and addit
FIREDRAKE mx jamming. S=9+20dB. And adjacent next door 15570 kHz CNR11
program Tibetan language service too, to give pressure from the upper freq
flank?

21700 Firedrake music jamming too, and various echo signals at 0520 UT
on Dec 12, S=9+25dB signal.

17690 Firedrake music + various CNR spoken program echos against RFA
Chinese from Saipan-MRA island, S=9+30dB.

17860 Firedrake music + various CNR spoken program echos against VoA
Tibetan from Tinang-PHL. S=9+20dB signal sum at 0527 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

CHINA/TURKEY   Annoying co-channel heterodyne whistle tone of odd TRT
Emirler Turkish 07-14 UT on 15350.042 kHz, S=9+20dB, and co-channel even
15350 kHz CRI Kashi China English sce underneath.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

CUBA   Radio Rebelde on new 5050 kHz. Radio Rebelde on Dec 8 at 1020 UT on
new 5050, instead of 5025 kHz. Used remote receivers in Canada, USA and
Spain.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

But was back on 5025 kHz on Dec 9, 18-19 UT. wb.

5050-, Dec 8 at 1245 UT, something new with song in Spanish, good signal;
first I check 6000 kHz for // RHC and it is not. Still no 5025 kHz
Rebelde, so ex-that? Yes! 1248 UT quotation from rev-hero Antonio Maceo.
More music, 1254 quick capsule about palabras such as "abracadabra", in
'Revista Rebelde', then something about Mandela, 1255 more music; 1300 UT
no formal ID but 'Las Noticias' with typical sounders; 1302 brief
"running-water" ute QRM, but otherwise totally in the clear.

What was wrong with 5025?
Escaping all that QuillabambaRM? Then another quote from "El Titan de
Bronce", Antonio Maceo; are we around his anniversary, or something? 1303
UT already back to music; 1328 still audible but weakening past sunrise.

If Rebelde also uses 5050 kHz in the evening, it will collide with WWRB,
which is on irregularly in USB. Perhaps Arnie thought it was clear by
monitoring on an occasion when WWRB was absent. WWRB is entitled by FCC
and HFCC to run 5050 anytime between 2200 and 1300, but never does so past
0500. This is good news for Solomons-seekers on 5020-, but which goes off
circa 1200.

Ivo Ivanov was hearing 5050 kHz as early as 1020 UT on remote receivers.
Wolfgang Bueschel got this from Arnie Coro on Dec 3:

"The Radio Rebelde 5025 kiloHertz frequency is on 24 hours with 50 kW and
its omnidirectional NVIS high vertical departure angle antenna. It
normally shows a high reliability, but it may have been off the air during
the recent storm that was very strong in the La Habana and Artemisa
provinces.

The Radio Rebelde transmitter is located at the Bauta transmitting station
that is now part of the new Artemisa province Radio Havana Cuba's Tropical
Band present frequency is on 5040 kiloHertz and it is registered at the
ITU to start at this time of the year at 2200 UTC and be on the air up to
0700 UT. The 100 kW transmitter uses also an NVIS antenna.

In the near future, as solar cycle 24 moves into a period of much lower
activity, we may perhaps begin to use the 90 meters band, following a past
experience by Radio Rebelde on registered frequency of 3365 kiloHertz that
proved to work very well for the NVIS service during the last years of
solar cycle 22."

Maybe he will say more about this on today's DXUL. Wolfgang adds on Dec 7:

"5025 / 5040  It seems now after the storm, Bauta NVIS antenna has been
damaged. RHC heard 2200-0700 UT on Dec 5/6/7, and tx switched - SEEMINGLY
- to 5025 kHz, and heard on remote SDR unit in Florida-USA at 0703 til
2200 UT. At 2046 UT Dec 7 5025 kHz Rebelde, on Football soccer World Cup
Brasil plan, "nuestro pais, del mundo del deportes, Campionato del Mundo,"
commentary at 2046 UT, S=9+15dB in Florida remote rx unit of N9JY. Now,
probably in use, only Quivican TITAN installation is some kilometers south
easterly. See Google Maps
<http://goo.gl/maps/A4aum>
<http://www.panoramio.com/photo/48627080>
NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave antenna 5025/5040 kHz.
73 wb"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 8)

Yes, Rebelde was on air also 07-09 UT slot Dec 5. Each strong S=9+30dB
here in Germany, Cuba 5025 and WWCR Nashville 4840 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)

Glenn, didn't log RHC past few days, but reports widely in German A-DX ng
of German/Austrian listener to nice music from Cuba origin:

RHC 5040 switches off at 0700 UT Dec 5 / 6 / 7 ,

and R Rebelde opens around 0703 kHz on 5025 kHz ... so my guess, looks
like Bauta antenna is off - at present, and Rebelde uses also the NVIS ant
at Quivican Titan site then ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

CUBA   5025, on Dec 10 at 0626 UT, R. Rebelde is still off the air. But it
is on with VG signal in Spanish at 1157 UT, no longer on 5050 kHz which is
looking more and more like a one-time mistake. However, as Wolfgang
Buschel has also noted, Karel Honzik in Czechia replies to a previous
report of mine on HCDX at a time when my eyes & ears are usually shut:

"Hi, it seems that Cuba has only one transmitter [and/or antenna]
available for 5025 + 5040 kHz at the moment. On Dec 9 there was RHC in
English on 5040 until 0700 (UT), then retuned to 5025 and continued with
Radio Rebelde. Today Dec 10 the same schedule: RHC in English on 5040
until 0705, then retuned to 5025, the English modulation remains until
0707, then the modulation changes seamlessly into Rebelde".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 10)

Yes only RHC 5040 kHz at 0445 UT Dec 12 S=9+30dB signal strength, but from
0705 UT noted Rebelde on 5025 kHz instead. Similar signal of the late
Ukrainian made transmitter of Progreso 4765 kHz heard on extended 04-05 UT
slot Dec 12.

RHC Dec 12 also at 0456 UT 6000 En, 6060 Sp, 6070 Sp, 6100 already open
carrier on air, latter ID in English at 0500 UT (though Aoki wrong listed
on x6125).
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

11750  Additional, unscheduled time of Radio Habana Cuba frequency.
1300-1400 11750^HAB 100 kW 160 deg to SoAM Spanish scheduled 1400-1600
* co-ch Voice of America in English Sat/Sun
From Dec 9 at 1200 UT Radio Habana Cuba announcement summer
time/frequencies.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

ETHIOPIA   Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of several Ethiopian stns

0300-0400  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
0300-0400  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
0300-0400  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
0300-0400  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0300-0400  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0300-0400  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
0300-0400  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia

0400-0430  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
0400-0430  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
0400-0430  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
0400-0430  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0400-0430  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0400-0430  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig VOPeace and Democracy
0400-0430  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig VOPeace and Democracy

0430-0600  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
0430-0600  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
0430-0600  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
0430-0600  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0430-0600  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0430-0600  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
0430-0600  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia

0600-0900  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
0600-0900  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
0600-0900  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
0600-0900  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0600-0900  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
0600-0900  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
0600-0900  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia

1200-1500  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Som/Afa/Ara R.Ethiopia
1200-1500  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Som/Afa/Ara R.Ethiopia

1500-1600  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1500-1600  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1500-1600  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
1500-1600  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1500-1600  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1500-1600  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Ara/Tig/Afa VODem.Alliance
1500-1600  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Ara/Tig/Afa VODem.Alliance

1600-1700  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1600-1700  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1600-1700  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
1600-1700  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1600-1700  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1600-1700  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  English R.Ethiopia
1600-1700  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  English R.Ethiopia

1700-1800  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1700-1800  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1700-1800  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
1700-1800  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1700-1800  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1700-1800  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  French R.Ethiopia
1700-1800  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  French R.Ethiopia

1800-1830  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1800-1830  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1800-1830  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
1800-1830  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1800-1830  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1800-1830  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig VOPeace and Democracy
1800-1830  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig VOPeace and Democracy

1830-1900  6090 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Amhara
1830-1900  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1830-1900  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1830-1900  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1830-1900  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1830-1900  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
1830-1900  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia

1900-2000  5950 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Tig/Afa VOTigray Revolution
1900-2000  6030 GEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Oro R.Oromiya
1900-2000  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1900-2000  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
1900-2000  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
1900-2000  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia

2000-2100  6110 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
2000-2100  7210 AAB 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro R.Fana
2000-2100  7237vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
2000-2100  9566vGEJ 100 kW non-dir to ETH  Amh/Oro/Tig R.Ethiopia
Afa=Afar; Amh=Amharic; Ara=Arabic; Oro=Oromo; Som=Somali; Tig=Tigrinya.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   15190.0  At 0823 UT Dec 5 R Africa from Bata En sermon
poor at S=6, and accompanied BUZZ interference, likely from Inconfidencia
Brasil 15189.872 kHz lower side.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)

FRANCE   {tentat. ISS site}
Upcoming frequency changes of BRB clandestine stations

Radio Assenna Mon/Wed/Fri & Voice of the Forum of Eritreans
Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun
1700-1800 NF11720 secret hidden site to EaAF Tigrinya, ex15245

Radio Inyabutatu
1700-1800 NF15310 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Kinyarawanda Sat, ex17870

Oromo Voice, new transmission
1600-1630 17850 secret hidden site to EaAF Oromo Mon/Wed/Sat
I tried Sat/Mon/Wed, Dec 7/9/11, but still no broadcasts.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

FRANCE   Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of Radio France Internationale

0400-0458  7390 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaCeAF French till Feb.22
0400-0458  9790 ISS 500 kW 140 deg to EaCeAF French
0400-0458 11700 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaCeAF French from Feb.23

0430-0458  9665 MEY 250 kW 019 deg to EaAF Swahili

0500-0558  7390 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to CeAF French   till Feb.22
0500-0558  9790 ISS 500 kW 150 deg to CeAF French
0500-0558 11605 MEY 100 kW 345 deg to WeAF French
0500-0558 11700 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to CeAF French   from Feb.23

0530-0558 11790 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF Swahili  till Feb.22
0530-0558 15160 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF Swahili  from Feb.23

0600-0628  7295 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa  till Feb.22
0600-0628  9805 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
0600-0628  7295 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa  from Feb.23

0600-0658  5925 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French till Feb.22
0600-0658  7390 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French from Feb.23
0600-0658  7390 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French till Feb.22
0600-0658  9790 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French from Feb.23
0600-0658 11605 MEY 100 kW 345 deg to WeAF French
0600-0658 15170 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF French
0600-0658 15300 ISS 500 kW 153 deg to CeAF French

0700-0728 13685 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
0700-0728 15315 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa

0700-0758  9790 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French till Feb.22
0700-0758 11700 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French from Feb.23
0700-0758 11700 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF French till Feb.22
0700-0758 13695 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French
0700-0758 15170 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF French
0700-0758 15300 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French
0700-0758 15300 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to WeCeAF French from Feb.23
0700-0758 17850 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French   till Feb.22
0700-0758 21580 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French   from Feb.23

0800-0858 13695 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
0800-0858 15300 ISS 500 kW 195 deg to NoAF French
0800-0858 17620 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoAF French
0800-0858 21580 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French

0930-1028  7325 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS Chinese
0930-1028 11875 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS Chinese

1100-1128 15680 PAO 100 kW 352 deg to EaAS French

1200-1258 17620 ISS 500 kW 200 deg to NoWeAF French
1200-1258 17660 MEY 250 kW 342 deg to CeAF French
1200-1258 21580 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French
1200-1258 21690 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French

1300-1328 11860 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian till Feb.22
1300-1328 15530 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS Russian
1300-1328 17850 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian from Feb.23

1400-1458  7380 PAO 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese

1430-1458 13690 ISS 500 kW 084 deg to WeAS Persian
1430-1458 15395 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Persian

1500-1528 11935 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian
1500-1528 13750 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS Russian

1500-1558  9565 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1500-1558 15360 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to EaAF Swahili

1600-1658 17615 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF Hausa

1700-1728  9755 MEY 250 kW 328 deg to WeAF Portuguese

1700-1758 11955 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS Persian
1700-1758 13740 ISS 500 kW 195 deg to WeCeAF French
1700-1758 15300 ISS 500 kW 153 deg to CeAF French
1700-1758 15300 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
1700-1758 17620 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French
1700-1758 17850 ISS 500 kW 153 deg to CeAF French

1800-1858  5890 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian
1800-1858  9465 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS Russian
1800-1858 11995 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF French
1800-1858 11995 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
1800-1858 13740 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French
1800-1858 15300 ISS 500 kW 153 deg to CeAF French
1800-1858 15300 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French

1900-1933  6180 MEY 250 kW 320 deg to WeAF Portuguese

1900-1958 11995 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French till Feb.22
1900-1958 13740 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French from Feb.23
1900-1958 15300 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
1900-1958 15300 ISS 500 kW 153 deg to CeAF French

2000-2058  7205 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
2000-2058  9790 ISS 500 kW 195 deg to WeCeAF French
2000-2058 11995 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to WeCeAF French

2100-2158  7205 ISS 500 kW 204 deg to NoWeAF French
2100-2158  9790 ISS 500 kW 195 deg to WeCeAF French

2200-2258  7310 TSH 300 kW 325 deg to EaAS Chinese
2300-2358  9955 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS Chinese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 30)

GERMANY   11975  AWR Arabic at 07-08 UT via Nauen Germany relay site,
despite meant to West Africa target, heard sidelobe S=9+20dB here in
southern Germany. At 0709 UT on Dec 6.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

GREECE   Last time observed here on SW on Dec 3 via only single tx on
9420 kHz at 0000-0050 UT with prgr ERP (Eliniki Radio Phonia) in Greek
// MWs 1260, 1404, and 1512 kHz.

15 minutes earlier on Dec 2 were heard four different prgrs in Greek:
ERP on via 3 MWs {I suppose, on 1260, 1404, and 1512 kHz, wb.}; another
with non stop folk songs on SW 9420 kHz; third on MW 729 kHz with prgr
called Eliniki Demostos Radio Phonia (but on Dec 1 their ID was Eliniki
Demokratya Radio Phonia); and fourth with non stop western hits songs in
English (like Donna Summer's 'I Will Survive') on MW Thessaloniki 1044 kHz
plus fifth with strong carrier on MW Athens 666 kHz.

On 1044 kHz are irregulary morning and evening such of concerts. Another
Greek speaking or playing Greek mx stations are rather private, like these
on 792, 1188, 1368, 1386, 1566 kHz etc and many others in the X-band. On
Dec 1st at 0400 UT on 9420 kHz // 1260, 1404 and 1512 kHz the ID was
"Radiophonikos Statmos Macedonia".
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

GREECE   [and non]  7475, on Dec 7 at 0646 UT, lite music, F-G signal but
undermodulated, presumed ERT, yet no signal on 9420 kHz, while Turkey is
very poorly audible on 9700 kHz, and BBC sufficient on 9410 and 9460 kHz,
but both those are Ascension at this hour, no clue at all to Europrop.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 7)

Avlis-GRC mostly mornings also // 11645 kHz on air, but  n o t  15630 /
15650 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

7450  on Dec 8 at 0620 UT, undermodulated music, presumed ERT again and
not on 7475 or 9420 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx Dec 8)

Greece guerrilla rebells radio from Thessaloniki. 18-19 UT Dec 9 on both
7450 and 15650 kHz, but ONLY ONE THIRD of previous TX signal power, spoken
part is better read, but all music copied LOW MODULATED instead.

15650 heard only on remote Brisbane-Qsl-AUS and Gdynia Poland remote rx
also. Just on threshold. Nothing heard from Avlis on SW this Dec 9 UT
morning.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

GREECE   Winter B-13 schedule of ERT. All frequencies are not registered
in B13 HFCC database. Some days the station used 1 or 2 frequencies or no
broadcast the air.

Often the technicians don't make frequency changes, e.g.
0600-0700 7475 Dec.11, 7450 Dec 12 // 11645 and no signal 9420 kHz.

1300-1700  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek, not active in B-13
1300-1700  9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek, not active in B-13
1300-1700 15630 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAS  Greek, not active in B-13

1700-1900  7450 AVL 100 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek, not active in B-13
1700-1900  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek, not active in B-13
1700-1900 15630 AVL 100 kW 105 deg to SoAS  Greek, not active in B-13

1900-2300  7450 AVL 100 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
1900-2300  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
1900-2300 15650 AVL 100 kW 260 deg to CeEUR Greek

2300-0300  7475 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to NoAM Greek
2300-0300  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to NoAM Greek
2300-0300 15650 AVL 100 kW 226 deg to SoAM Greek

0300-0600  7475 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to NoAM Greek
0300-0600  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to NoAM Greek
0300-0600 11645 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek

0600-0700  7475 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF Greek
0600-0700  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
0600-0700 11645 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek

0700-0900  7475 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek, irregular air
0700-0900  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek, irregular air
0700-0900 11645 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek, irregular air

0900-1300  7475 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF  Greek Sat/Sun, irregular
0900-1300  9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek Sat/Sun, irregular
0900-1300 11645 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Greek Sat/Sun, irregular
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

INDIA / D.P.R. KOREA   9425 kHz terrible mixture co-channel at 1940 UT.
Huch, ist das eine Bandbreite heute Abend, schrille Weiberstimmen aus PR.
Korea und in der Gleichkanal-Umarmung durch suedasiatische Schmalzsaenger
von AIR in Hindi language.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

INDONESIA   9525.892  Jakarta Cimanggis INS fair in English at 1940 UT Dec
8. Others on 31 mb: Omdurman Sudan 9505 kHz TX OFF switch at 1937 UT, and
Radio Pilipinas Tinang-PHL on 9825 kHz already sign-off at 1930 UT. RTI
Taiwan in French via Al Dhabbaya-UAE nice strong signal towards Africa on
9895.049 kHz, S=9+20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

3344.85  RRI Ternate (presumed), at 0931-1018 UT on Dec 11. Thanks to
Atsunori Ishida (Japan) for confirming their reactivation on Dec 8. Today
was my first day noticing a station off frequency, which is RRI Ternate's
frequency when last heard; reception hovering around threshold level, with
only some audio.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

Also here in Finland weak music at 1430 UT Dec 11 on measured 3344.865v
kHz, drifting slightly. Only on LSB due to strong carrier on 3346 kHz with
800 Hz tone.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, direct Dec 11)

ISRAEL   Is anybody able to get Kol Israel's streaming audio at
<http://iba.org.il/world>    to play?

I tried multiple browsers, but couldn't get anything to play. I just get a
long, narrow black rectangle where what I presume is the audio player.

I used to listen to Kol Israel via WRN, but apparently they're
discontinuing their web-based audio services:
<http://www.wrn.org/listeners/#wrn-broadcast-refocuses-world-radio-network-services>

Thanks in advance!
(Ted Schuerzinger, fedya at hughes dot net, Swprograms ml, dxld Nov 24)

Fwd: Galei Zahal livestream, Israel.
We missed Galei Zahal on air, at least for one past week. No signal trace
logged on either 6885 or 15850 kHz.

But today I read in Austrian Net / A-DX newsgroup the media play URL's.
Thanks to roger, all player streams work fine.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

Player/Stream of Galei Zahal
<http://player.glz.co.il/Player.aspx?ClipID=glz-a-zixief&Type=live&Width=300&Height=200&FixedPoster=true&FixedPosterName=GLZ.jpg>

Galgalatz (Youth radio)
<http://player.glz.co.il/Player.aspx?ClipID=glgltz-a-zixief&Type=live&Width=320&Height=250&FixedPoster=true&FixedPosterName=GLGLTZ.jpg>

<http://glz.co.il/1439-he/Galatz.aspx>

turquoise pink:  Galei Zahal
Yellow:          Galgalatz
(roger, A-DX Dec 8)

JAPAN   Another frequency change of Shiokaze Sea Breeze:
1330-1430 NF6140# YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE, various languages*, ex5910
#co-ch Vatican Radio in Russian till 1400 UT
*Japanese/Korean Sun; Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu; Chinese/Korean Tue; English
Fri; Korean/Japanese Sat
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

Frequency change of Shiokaze Sea Breeze
1600-1700 NF5910 YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE various langs*, ex5975
*Japanese/Korean Sun; Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu; Chinese/Korean Tue;
English Fri; Korean/Japanese Sat
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

LAOS   6130   Lao National Radio, Vientiane, at 1357-1418 UT on Dec 2.
Segment in English; "This is the Lao National Radio, broadcasting from
Vientiane capital, the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Our news in
English program broadcasts at 2100 to 2130 hours local time daily, which
is transmitted on AM 567 kHz, on mediumwave and on AM 6130 kHz. on
shortwave"; special program devoted entirely to the celebration of Dec 2 -
National Day; "Dec 2 falls on a Monday and is a public holiday," Dec 2,
1975, honors people who gave their lives," "Dec 2, a time to reflect on
future developments," "Celebrate Dec 2, rule by self with unity and
stability," "Dec 2, Lao people triumphed," "Dec 2, 1975 was victory for
Lao people"; 1418 UT "Goodbye, see you tomorrow"; filler patriotic and
indigenous songs till 1429 into French segment; poor to fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 2)

6130.0  Lao National Radio from Vientiane - 0600-1600 UT scheduled, logged
at bcast end on remote SDR unit in Brisbane QL, S=9+5dB signal downunder,
female announcer til 16.03 UT, TX OFF at 1604 UT, Dec 9. Thanks, co-
channel CNR Tibetan was very tiny today.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 9)

MADAGASCAR   9660  Vatican Radio - Talata-Volondry, at *0259-0329* UT on
Dec 7, IS followed by African Service ID by man opening English service
with Nelson Mandela's passing being the lead news story. Several nice IDs
during broadcast with African News Panorama following the news. Good
signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

{Clandestine to Rwanda}  17540  Radio Mara - via Talata-Volondry-MDG
relay, at 1732-1758* UT on Saturday Dec 7, discussion between a man in the
studio and another man from a remote location in presumed Kinyarwanda
language. Some light instrumental music between segments with a regional
vocal at closedown. Fair to good.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

MALI   9635.0  Only 1000 Hz pause tone heard on RTM Bamako unit throughout
continously at 0850 UT to last check at 0925 UT Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

MOROCCO   9575.0 kHz at 0810 UT Nador on S=9+35dB here in Germany, central
Europe. Was odd frequency 19 Sept 2012 til late Aug 2013.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)

Observations of Radio Mediterranee Internationale Dec 4
till 0900UT 9579.2 NAD 250 kW 110 deg to CEAF Arabic/French back air
from 1600 NF9575.0 NAD 250 kW 110 deg to CEAF Arabic/French, ex9579.2 kHz.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

MYANMAR   Not heard were 5985.00 nor 5985.78v kHz, frequencies of Myanmar
Radio. Believe the off frequency tx is still down with problems, as the
5985.00 kHz tx is still occasionally in use, but recently has been off
more than on.

7200.08  Myanmar Radio with rather strange happenings. First checked at
1248 UT, expecting to hear the normal 1250 UT sign off, but did not
happen; instead off at much later 1336* UT. Certainly did not expect to
hear them again today on this frequency, so surprised to indeed find them
from 1409 to 1453* UT. At 1430 UT, when they went into their Distance
Learning Service lectures in vernacular, I remembered to check for //
5915 kHz and yes was in fact clearly //. After 1453 UT the 5915 kHz
frequency continued on. Perhaps a one day anomaly?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer Dec 5)

Burma? on 9730.00 kHz.
What is almost certain to be Burma is being heard on 9730.00 kHz from
around 1000 until off air at 1130 UT, and also by Mauno Ritola in Finland,
who has heard some English at around 1015 UT. Today (Dec 5) there was
uninterrupted pop music when I tuned in at 1020 UT, a musical type of
fanfare at 1030 UT (+ a few secs) and then talk by a female and male
voice. Local noise prevented a positive ID of the language, but my guess
was Burmese from intonation.

The actual sign-on or fade in is not yet known, but I could not hear it at
0900+ UT. At my location in NW England the signal had faded down
considerably before 1130 UT.

[later]  Re Myanmar - I did hear this one some time ago when it was using
9731 kHz, but now it appears to be exactly on 9730.00 kHz each day. It was
on air today (Dec 6) when tuned at 0950 UT, but I didn't hear it three
days ago when I tried at 0900 UT. It is possible that 9730 kHz is used
from a much earlier time {i.e. 0730 ?} but that it is only fading in here
later. Propagation is much like New Zealands signal on 9765 kHz - with
rapid fading - so my thinking is that it is following the grey line by
short path which would take it northwards then down into Europe.

Current peak signal strength here is around 1015-1040 UT, and then it
starts to go down hill. But it may last longer as the daylight hours
continue to decrease. Today, the peak signal was about the same as
yesterday, and not really good enough to understand much of it through the
local noise floor. Another from that area was also audible today Vietnam
9635.735 kHz approximately. That one was slightly stronger than 9730 kHz.

I've been trying to hear Myanmar on 9460 and 9590 kHz but there's no trace
of any signal - perhaps too early sign off for them to propagate. The 9
MHz band has a lot of Asian signals audible in our mornings - most seem to
be Chinese, but Japan and both Koreas also.
(Noel R. Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5/6)

5915 covered by CRI Hohhot in Russian at 1505 UT Dec 9, latter scheduled
10-16 UT. Nothing heard on v5985 kHz in past days Dec 6/7/8/9,  wb. Dec 9

Hi dear Noel,
9731 Myanmar Radio 0730-1130 UT daily Burmese/dialect 50kW 356degr Yangon
MMR MRPM

usually heard from Rangoon older TX unit, odd 9730.835 up to 9730.846 kHz
MYANMAR/?CHINA  9730.846 S=7-8 signal of Burmese tongue service,
undoubtedly Myanmar Radio Rangoon, noted dowunder on Australia unit at
1038-1050 UT Sept 13.

But hit by an 9730.0 kHz even frequency signal around 1044-1047 UT, when a
850 Hertz test tone signal occured here, I guess strongly originate from
CRI Kunming site made by the tx engineer, where English is scheduled from
1200 UT onwards.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 13, 2013)

NIGERIA   9689.893  Voice of Nigeria in Hausa heard on Saturday morning
sce with phone in service and some young lady girls singer chorus. Via
older Ikorodu tx site towards 248 degr, not really Europe target though.
Aoki Nagoya list show schedule of 0800-2128 UT. Young lady said "Salem
Maleikum ...". Hit by CNR Beijing 5th program on next door 9685 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

PHILIPPINES   9430  QSL FEBC Radio International verified an electronic
report with an electronic reply including a full data card image, letter
and program schedule in 1 day from v/s Norita P. Estabillo, Shortwave
Operation, Program Support Supervisor.  Norita indicated that she was
forwarding my reception report to Ms. Lyn De Guzman the Head of the
Corporate Communication and Resource Development, who will be the one to
send another response to me.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

ROMANIA   Frequency changes of Radio Romania International
1430-1456 NF13840 TIG 300 kW 052 deg to CeAS Russian AM , ex15735
1600-1656 NF 5940 TIG 300 kW 037 deg to EaEUR Russian DRM, ex5930
1600-1656 NF 9810 TIG 300 kW 037 deg to EaEUR Russian AM , ex9715
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

RUSSIA   Third broadcast of Tatarstan Wave is active now, Dec 4
0810-0900 12095 ARM 100 kW 327 deg to WeEUR Tatar/Russian SINPO 55544
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

21820  Although even if only at 0600 hrs on schedule, Voice of Russia, now
Russia Today bcast via Novosibirsk was heard early with an strong carrier
at 0515 UT, to WARM-UP the TX and ... the station engineering housing too
?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Radio Green Eyes, 25900, Moscow, Friday Dec 6 at 12-15 UT

MOSCOW TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ON 25900 kHz.

Thanks to a tip from Andrew Tett-UK, student station at Moscow Technical
University is currently audible on 25900 kHz with variable signal here.
Andrew reports that it signed on at 1200 UT. Modulation is AM, audio
rather tinny. Fair signal here but also a lot of fading, in and out of the
noise. Best reception here on the Wellbrook ALA 1530 loop, very weak on
the long wire.

DX Mix reported in May 2013 that the station is called "Radio Green Eyes"
and is run by students of the Moscow Technical University of
Communications and Informatics (MTUCI). Transmitter power is 400 watts.
They normally broadcast every Friday from 12 to 15 UT on 25900 kHz.

Thanks to an increase in sunspots these higher frequencies seem to be
propagating quite well at the moment in the daytime.
(Dave Kenny - Caversham Berks-UK, Nov 22, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld Dec 6)

Here's how it was sounding in NoWeLondon UK at 1500 UT:
<http://youtu.be/L3kgVe5e0FY>
(Stuart satnipper, Nov 22, ibid.)

The "best" result on 25900 AM I have when using a vertical antenna; still
it's very weak. The Russian taxi guys in narrow FM around this frequency
are a lot stronger. Btw: If you want to send them a reception report or
just have a question write in Russian (web translators help).
(Harald Kuhl, Germany, ibid.)

Having spent some time trying to find out what I can on the Internet about
this station, it would appear interestingly that Radio "Green Eyes" refers
to the old valve magic eye indicator. As Dave mentioned, it seems to be
rather bass-light in sound and relatively low-level in modulation (bdxcac,
ibid.)

Could make it to N America if 10 and 12m hams can, if we can remember to
check Fridays before 1500 UT; how about holiday skeds if any? (gh)

RUSSIA   25900  on Dec 6 at 1406 UT and later chex to 1455 UT find *no*
trace of the Moscow student station, Radio Green Eyes, which is reported
to broadcast only at 12-15 UT Fridays. I reminded the ~700 members of the
dxld yg about this a few hours earlier and hope someone could hear it,
possibly beyond Europe. Before 1500 UT, 12m was starting to open with SSB
hams from somewhere, but not 10m. Need a better F2-propagation Friday to
have a chance at this. Nick Sharpe in the BrDXC-UK yg did report at
1215 UT today:

Radio MTUCI 25900 kHz, 1200 UT, Sinpo 35333 Very reasonable reception
right now of this Friday lunchtime / afternoon station in the Russian
language being heard west of London on a longwire antenna.

I understand that their mailing address is
Radio MTUCI,
Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics,
P.O.Box 19,
Moscow 127055,
Russia

I have heard some western music on the station and also electronic music
but has anyone had a reply from them?"

Harald Kuhl, Germany, replied: "A while ago I received a reply from the
man behind this station, but this wasn't for a reception report. This was
all in (google-)Russian, no luck when writing in English".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld / hcdx Dec 6)

RUSSIA   Winter B-13 shortwave schedule of Radio Rossii
0000-0100  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0000-0100  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

0100-0400  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0100-0400  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0100-0400  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0100-0400  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

0400-0700  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0400-0700  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  6095 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian
0400-0700  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0400-0700  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0400-0700  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

0700-0730  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0700-0730  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0700-0730  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0700-0730  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

0730-1000  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0730-1000  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
0730-1000  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1000  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian
0730-1200 12075 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian

1000-1200  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1000-1200  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1000-1200  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1000-1200 12075 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian

1200-1230  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1200-1230  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1200-1230  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1200-1230  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

1230-1300  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1230-1300  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1230-1300  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1230-1300  7310 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian
1230-1300  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

1300-1500  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1300-1500  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1300-1500  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1300-1500  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1300-1500  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1300-1500  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1300-1500  7310 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian

1500-1530  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1500-1530  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1500-1530  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1500-1530  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1500-1530  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian

1530-1700  5905 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian
1530-1700  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1530-1700  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1530-1700  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
1530-1700  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1530-1700  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian

1700-1900  5905 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian
1700-1900  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1700-1900  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1700-1900  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1700-1900  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1700-1900  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

1900-2100  5905 MSK 250 kW 267 deg to WeEUR  Russian
1900-2100  5930 P.K 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1900-2100  5930 MUR 050 kW 339 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1900-2100  5940 OKH 100 kW 030 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1900-2100  6160 MUR 050 kW 333 deg to NoRUS  Russian
1900-2100  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
1900-2100  7320 OKH 100 kW 045 deg to FE/RUS Russian

2100-2400  6085 KRS 050 kE 348 deg to FE/RUS Russian
2100-2400  6100 KRS 005 kE non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
2100-2400  6195 IRK 050 kW non-dir to FE/RUS Russian
2100-2400  7230 IAK 100 kW 000 deg to FE/RUS Russian
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 26)

RUSSIA   Russia Today - Voice of Russia etc. dissolving
- and ... absorption merger.

> Viele Irritationen, das.

> Die einen sagen liquidiert, die Anderen sage "es ist Schluss".  (wb.)

Es gibt bis jetzt ganz einfach garnichts, bis halt auf die Ukasy 894 und
895, die Wladimir Wladimirowitsch vorgestern unterzeichnet hat und deren
Inhalt der Kreml bis dahin offensichtlich als GKdoS (vor dem Lesen zu
vernichten) behandelt hat.

Da steht drin, dass RIA Nowosti und Stimme Russlands aufgeloest und deren
[genaue russische Formulierung bitte selbst nachlesen] in eine neu zu
gruendende Gesellschaft namens Rossija Segodnja gehen. Das wiederum ist
der in englischer Form fuer ein 2005 gegruendetes Auslandsfernsehen
verwendete Name, und der ausdruecklich genannte Sitz der neuen
Gesellschaft ist der eben jenes Auslandsfernsehens. Sieht deshalb schwer
nach einer Assimilierung aus.

Chef der neuen Struktur ist ein Fernsehtyp, der auch nach russischen
Quellen zu urteilen auf den Spuren von Karl Eduard von Schnitzler wandelt.
Prost Mahlzeit also.

Alles andere, was innerhalb eines Monats umzusetzen ist und mithin wohl
zum 1. Januar kommen duerfte, ist bis jetzt vollkommen offen. Bis jetzt
sind wohl auch noch keine Leute gefeuert worden ...

Kann mir jedenfalls nicht recht vorstellen, dass die deutschen Redaktionen
von RIA Nowosti und Stimme Russlands unveraendert bestehen bleiben. Nicht,
nachdem es ganz danach aussieht, als ob letztere nach dem 31. Dezember
keinen linearen Hoerfunk mehr machen wird (sowieso nicht mehr gemacht
haette, die Ausstrahlungsvertraege sind ja schon abgekuendigt).
(Kai Ludwig-D, A-DX Dec 11)

RUSSIA   The Mega Propaganda Machine. {automatic translation}
Putin has the legal dissolution of the state.
News agency RIA Novosti and the international radio station Voice of
Russia.

For most Russian media representatives Vladimir Putin came offensive
unexpectedly. By decree of the President decreed on Monday on the website
of Kremlin the legal dissolution of the state-run news agency RIA Novosti
and the Russian radio station Golos Rossii abroad (Voice of Russia). The
editors seemed to have not been informed previously to be. RIA Novosti and
merge the Voice of Russia  occured, and will continue under the name
International News Agency Segodnja Rossiya (Russia Today).

The Mega propaganda machine is internationally on a more positive
perception of Russia and a friendlier image work. Also RIA Novosti
reported since the foundation in 1941 after the German invasion the USSR -
then as "Sovinformbuero" - especially for foreign auditoriums. The head of
the presidential administration in the Kremlin, Sergei Ivanov, justified
the reorganization with saving and efficiency improvement.

In fact, should the ideological objectives outweigh, the longtime Putin
confidant also did not conceal: Russia leads a independent policy and
defend with all his hardness national Interests. "Not only the truth must
be told, it is also so be many people as possible", said Ivanov. Recent
Technologies and timely language are doing to help.

Even print media such as newspaper "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", the government
and the Journal Rodina (Homeland) are affected by the decree. The
centralization of Media landscape amounts to a further restriction of
press freedom and diversity beyond. So compares the chairman of the Moscow
Journalists Association, Pavel Gusev, the actions of a "revival Soviet
principles". Propagation of Kremlin policy was a task of RIA Nowostis,
also in the recent years. The agency served beyond that, but also as a
platform that controversial opinions a forum bot. As the chief editor
Svetlana Mironyuk managed, to control the company through a press hostile
environment, without significant loss of quality, was for many long been a
mystery.

About the further use of Svetlana Mironyuk, nothing is known. It is clear
however, that all the projects within the reporting Russia are connected,
be adjusted immediately. Director of the newly created state media
apparatus Russia today is Dmitri Kiseljow. The 59-year-old journalist is
the Russian audience also familiar since the early 1990s years. Also
familiar as a moderator of political broadcasts.

Kiseljow already served under a variety of men. But lately doing in as
particularly mordacious forth partisan of Putin. He is a cynic who best
educational requirements brings, and the mouthpiece of the mob makes. In a
eulogy for the 60th birthday of President Putin, he saw among the
predecessors of the Kremlin bosses in the 20th Century only one, that of
the "Size of his work", Putin comparable would be: Soviet dictator Josef
Stalin.

The centralization of the media landscape is running on another
limitation, the freedom of the press.
(K-H_Dona_th from Moscow, taz german news paper, via Juergen Lohuis-D, Dec
11)

RWANDA   Frequency change of FEBA Radio
1730-1800 NF9540 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, ex9595
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, SUDAN - still on 9595 kHz? wb.
1700-1729 smtwtfs OROMINYA        9595 KIG
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

RWANDA/U.K.   Frequency change of FEBA Radio from Dec 2
1700-1730 NF9540 KIG 250 kW 030 deg to EaAF Oromo, ex9595*
* to avoid All India Radio in Russian till 1715 UT.

Additional transmission of IBRA Radio from Nov 27:
1930-2000 9490 WOF 250 kW 102 deg to NE/ME Arabic
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

SRI LANKA   9535  Special PCJ Xmas broadcast. Sunday, Dec 22, 2013,
1330-1430 UT still on 9335 (via Trincomalee Sri Lanka) to So & SoEaAsia.
Special via WRMI at same time on 11880 kHz via Okeechobee Florida to North
America.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, Dec 12 PCJ Frequency Manager)

SWAZILAND   9939.986 / THAILAND   9965 kHz, 1925 UT Dec 8.
Now Thailand English, great powerful signal on 9965 kHz S=9+35 powerhouse.

Also TWR Swaziland in Lingala and French on 9939.986 kHz S=9+15dB.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

TAIWAN   11605.102  RTI Japanese from Paochung site , S=8 at 0818 UT on
Dec 7.
Endless male reader in Japanese on fast spoken speed ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

UGANDA   4975.965  Radio Uganda Kampala, S=5 at 2015 UT Dec 8, man kann
dem Musikprogram folgen. Irgend jemand hatte nach der Station gefragt ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

UNIDENTIFIED    on 11744.0 kHz. UNIDentified station in strange language:
1451-1529 UT on 11744.0 kHZ. SINPO 45544 in Sofia, Indian music. Man talk
about Kashmir, Iran Pakistan, Hindustan, Balochistan and etc.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

UAE/U.K.   6130  Radio Taiwan International French Service test on 14/15
Dec.
Radio Taiwan International will be testing an additional frequency of
6130 kHz for their French Service from 1900-2000 UT on Dec 14 and 15th.
No indication given of the transmitter site (I have now e-mailed RTI and
asked). Below is what I received from Radio Taiwan International French
Service.
(Alan Roe-UK, BrDXC Dec 10)

Cher ami auditeur,

En vue d'améliorer les conditions d'écoute de notre programme, Radio
Taiwan International étudie différentes options concernant la diffusion en
ondes courtes.

Dans ce cadre, nous souhaitons tester une "nouvelle fréquence de diffusion
vers l'Europe", à titre d'essai, en vue d'évaluer et mesurer les résultats
obtenus.

Durant le "weekend du 14-15 Décembre 2013", le programme du service
Français sera donc également diffusé sur la fréquence 6130 kHz (1900-2000
UT).

Nous avons besoin de vos impressions et points de vue le plus vite
possible après ces deux essais, en vue de vous offrir les meilleures
condition d'écoute possible !

Merci de votre contribution en nous faisant part de vos rapports sur la
qualité de diffusion / via / cette fréquence, "à titre d'essai".

Ce test de diffusion ne remplace pas la diffusion habituelle de notre
programme. Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et tenons à vous
redire notre amitié.

Service Français
"Radio Taiwan International"

Dear listener,
To improve listening conditions of our program, Radio Taiwan International
is considering various options for shortwave broadcasting.

In this context, we wish to test a "new broadcast frequency to Europe" on
a trial basis in order to assess and measure the results.

During the "weekend of 14-15 December 2013," the French service program
will be also broadcast on 6130 kHz (1900-2000 UT).

We need your thoughts and opinions as soon as possible after these two
tests in order to offer the best condition possible listening!

Thank you for your contribution by sending us your reports on the quality
of broadcast / via / this frequency, "tentatively."

This diffusion test does not replace the normal distribution of our
program. Thank you for your understanding and you want to renew our
friendship.

7325 R. TAIWAN INT. 1900-2000 1234567 French 300 140
Woofferton G  RTI b13 BAB

9895 R. TAIWAN INT. 1900-2000 1234567 French 250 315
Dhabbaya UAE  RTI b13 BAB

Maybe 7325 kHz frequency is too high for nearby SW Europe target in mid
winter period ?  The experience of recent years shows that the 6 MHz
frequency from UAE show weaker signal towards Europe here in our CeEUR
target area.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

Test frequency of Radio Taiwan International December 14/15
1900-2000  6130 UNIDentified tx site to WeEUR French and // frequencies
9895 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR and 11875 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to NoAF.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 13)

UAE/SEYCHELLES   15420.105  BBC WS English S=9+20dB on sidelobe in Europe,
takes not care of frequency ACCURACY - but thanks Eike's BBCWS listing,
not anymore from Mahe Seychelles relay, BUT moved from Seychelles to Al
Dhabbaya UAE site [this results in the inaccuracy sense] ... a lot of
interview comments on Nairobi student on Nelson Mandela decease and
tribute program.

[later]  15420.031  BBCWS UAE at 0510 UT Dec 12. News on Ukrainian protest
movement clashes. TX wanders up and down little - 10 Hertz up to 15420.039
kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7/12)

USA   17775.012  On Sunday 8th December, KVOH will also be running a test
on 17775 kHz, from 1400-1700 UTC.

17775  KVOH - Los Angeles, at 1520-1651 UT on Dec 8, testing per e-mail
from Ray Robinson with inspirational music and "La Voz de Esperanza" IDs
noted by a male announcer. Jazz from 1600 UT with English announcements.
Fair with some moderate fading.
(D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

KVOH Los Angeles - Test broadcast. Hobby program on digital standards. QSL
confirming list read, ID in Spanish language. "Frecuencia al Dia" esta
emisora informativo en onda corta... In NY and Toronto Canada remote posts
S=9+5dB up to +10dBm.

Antenna azimuth in summer A-13
17775 kHz 1400-0200 UT to zones 10-12, VOH 50 kW 100deg antenna ITU#805
USA VOH FCC

17775.012  In Europe rather very poor TINY signal, at 100degr azimuth from
LA towards northern South America and Africa is low in Europe/Germany.

At 1440 UT in Los Angeles on 17775.012 kHz, some S=8-9, rather S=9 on
remote LA SDR unit. Greyline between LA and Vancouver island.

On same CA-US remote unit also ORS Moosbrunn Austria of AWR Arabic program
noted on 17605.0 kHz, contained little signal echo effect. Also 2 x RHC on
16 mb outlets traced so far. And Galbeni til 1457 UT heard in LA CA on
17840 kHz proper signal Romanian language at S=9+20dB.

At present 1520 UT nice Nelson Mandela music tribute program on Channel
Africa Meyerton-AFS 17770 kHz, S=9+15dB. Swahili lang program.

Re: KVOH Los Angeles - test 17775 kHz, log at 15-16 UT Dec 8.

17500 IRIB Arabic S=9+15
17530 ROU RRI Arabic S=9+15dB
17580 RHC Spanish, tiny S=4, just on threshold.
17595 REE Spanish S=9+10
17615 ARS Arabic S=9+30dB powerhouse
17630 CRI Bamako MLI medium fair carrier, but  l o w  modulation.
17660 ARS Arabic music S=9+25dB
17670 AIR Swahili S=4 poor, main target East Africa.
17730 RHC Spanish fair S=5-6
17755 REE Spanish S=9+25 proper signal
17770 AFS Swahili S=9 Nelson Mandelatribute program.
17790 USA WRMI new Radio Africa bcast via Okeechobee Florida USA site,
          fluttery signal poor S=7-8 in North America.
17800 DWL Al Dhabbaya UAE Swahili S=9+5db

17814 to 17833 kHz swinging OTHR at proper S=9+40dB,
just only less than two minutes on air.

17830 ASC BBCWS English S=6
17895 Sao Tomé VOA English S=7-8.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

USA   Monitoring Request from WRMI Okeechobee site.

As you may know, WRMI has just moved its transmitter site from Miami to
Okeechobee, Florida, to the old WYFR transmitter site. We are currently
transmitting two hours per day from 2000-2200 UTC on 15440 kHz at 44
degrees to Europe. We would be very interested to know if the signal is
making it into Europe at that hour, or if we should perhaps try to move it
back a few hours. The program is The Overcomer Ministry in English.

We would also be interested in reports from Europe regarding our
transmissions to Africa, which are:

0400-0800 UTC on  9355 kHz
1400-2000 UTC on 17790 kHz, and
2000-2300 UTC on 15190 kHz

The programming from 0400-0800 UT is The Overcomer Ministry, and the
programming from 1400-2300 UT is Pan American Broadcasting's Radio Africa
Network.

Any observations that DXers in Europe might have about these transmissions
would be most welcome, even if just some brief comments about your
reception (or lack thereof).

Many thanks for your help!

Jeff White
WRMI Radio Miami International
175 Fontainebleau Blvd., Suite 1N4
Miami, Florida 33172, USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-305-559-8186
E-mail:  <radiomiami9 @ cs.com>   URL  <www.wrmi.net>
(wb, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

USA   Listened online Dec 8 to this week's 'Viva Miami' from WRMI, wherein
Jeff White gave more details about the Okeechobee setup:

Attention, Florida SWLs [or those further who might travel, I assume].
You're welcome to attend the Grand Opening of WRMI Okeechobee, for the
inauguration, open house and reception, this Thursday Dec 12 at 1-5 pm
local (EST 18-22 UT).

(Jeff also told Terry Krueger earlier that SWLs are welcome to visit any
time, but call ahead to arrange when Jeff will be there, 3 or 4 days a
week).

Address is 10400 NW 240th St, Okeechobee FL 34972, usa
which is 2.5 hours north of Miami (I wonder if Jeff commutes from Miami on
the Turnpike, or I-95, or US 27/412, the more direct route.)

Then Jeff reads another pre-history of WRMI, from Boston/Scituate onwards,
and more detail toward the Okeechobee end. It's the largest SWBC
transmitter site in the western hemisphere in terms of transmitters and
antennas. Transmitter building has 16,000 square feet. Entire site is
slightly more than one square mile, 660 acres.

Transmitter info: some are entirely air-cooled, some water, some vapor
phase. There are 12 x 100 kW, and 1 x 50 kW. All are high-level plate-
modulated.

2 x 100 kW Continentals

8 x 100 kw composites based on Continental, but built by WYFR engineers, 1
[of which I assume] is retrofitted with solid-state modulator and could be
converted to DRM fairly easily:

3 older Gates and Harris: 1 x 50 kW and 2 x 100 kW
[we still wonder if any of these now date back to Scituate, which?]

23 antennas, consisting of:
4 sizes of double-rhomboids, cousin to the rhombic
3 types of log-periodics
1 dipole curtain with passive reflecting screen

Looking at the plot-plan of the area, the azimuths clockwise around the
compass, types of antennas and target areas:

355 - two LPs, for eastern North America
 44 - curtain for Europe
 44 - two double rhomboids for Europe
 87 - two double rhomboids for Africa centered on Lagos [and Bata!]
140 - long-range LP for Brasil and northern South America
142 - two double rhomboids for Brasil and northern South America
151 - LP for Southern Caribbean, northern South America
160 - two double rhomboids for NoWe and western South America
160 - log periodic for NoWe and western South America
181 - short-range log-periodic for Cuba, plus Central America, NoWe SoAM.
222 - two log-periodics for CeAM / southern Mexico
285 - two LPs, for northern Mexico, western USA
315 - two LPs, for western North America
[that makes 21; must have left out a pair somewhere?? Also, each antenna
should only cover a certain set of adjacent bands, not all, not explained
gh]
(Viva Miami notes by gh for dxld Dec 8)

Long hours of open carrier/dead air the morning of Dec 9:
9955 was OK, still with KBS World Radio instead of Slovakia at 1330 UT,
but at 1410 UT recheck, no modulation, nor any heard past 1500 UT. I left
a receiver on 9955 kHz and another on also-silent 17790 kHz, and nothing
was noted until finally around 1640 UT, tho I was not paying attention
every minute. The BS frequency before 1500 UT, however, 9690 kHz, did not
lose modulation.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Nov 9)

USA   9955.0  Overcomer via WRMI Okeechobee Florida bcasting center site,
at S=8 level at 0821 UT Dec 7. Heard given telephone no. on air.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

UZBEKISTAN   Frequency change of Radio Japan NHK World from Dec 1
1300-1345 NF13615 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Bengali, ex12035* kHz.
* to avoid TRT Voice of Turkey in English from 1330 UT.
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 4)

VIETNAM   Also heard Dec 7 around 0930 UT Son Toy Vietnam on odd 9635.735
kHz frequency in Vietnamese, fade-in to Europe at S=8 and later peaks at
S=9+10dB level, such strength happens here only in Dec/Jan mid winter
propagation.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

YEMEN   6135.0  Yemen Radio, Aden tx, noted with Arabic typical singer at
1450 UT Dec 7, S=9+15dB here in Europe, but scratchy noise covered signal
channel, spoken announcement was low modulated, compared to the music and
singer.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

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EDXC Conference 2014.

The European DX Council has decided to hold its next Conference on
Sep 19-22, 2014 in the Nice area of France organized by DSWCI-member
Christian Ghibaudo.

Instead of having the conference in Nice only, we would like to have it in
two places as it has been a practise already earlier. The first part of
the conference is planned to be held in Tende, a small village
approximately 80 km northeast from Nice. Tende can quite easily be reached
for instance by train from Nice. In addition, having the conference in
Tende we can keep the costs and conference package fees lower. We
shouldn't forget that we DXers are always interested to hear / see
something xtra and unknown. That is why we would like to propose you this
alternative.

The "first and absolutely preliminary programme" could be as follows

Friday, 19 September 2014
- starting 1400 local time arrival in Tende & check in at the hotel
- 1700 EDXC conference check in starts
- 1830-2000: Opening of the conference, some lectures and presentations
- 2000 Dinner on your own

Saturday, 20 September 2014
- 0700-0900 Breakfast
- 0930-1230 EDXC programme
- 1230-1400 Lunch
- 1400-1600 A tour in Tende
- 1630-1830 Woody Allen's film "Radio Days" from 1987.
- 1900 Banquet at the hotel
       (Maybe we could have our banquet in Nice on Sunday)

Sunday, 21 September 2014
- 0730-0930 Breakfast
- 1100 Check out from the hotel + the Excursion "Visiting three
  countries in one day" via Italy (Ventimiglia?) and Monaco, including
  visit to Prince Albert II's palace on the Rock, to Nice & lunch in one
  of the places to be visited during the day.
- 1800-1900 Arrival in Nice, check in at the hotel
- Dinner (or Banquet?)

Monday, 22 September 2014
- 0700-0930 Breakfast
- 1000-1500 Excursion in Nice with possible visits at radio stations,
  incl. Monte Carlo Radiodiffusion at Col de la Madone.
- 1500 End of the conference.
(Kari Kivekaes-FIN, EDXC SG, and Christian Ghibaudo-F).

We hope that many DSWCI-members will join us!
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Nov 27)

Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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