WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1150 15 Febr 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   7389.980   Just heard interval signal of Radio Tirana morning
Albanian sce to southern Europe, at 0759 UT, into extended station anncmt
at 0800-0801 UT, also sw frequencies to EUR and NoAM, as well as telephone
number at Tirana bcasting house given to ring-in. S=9+25dB signal here in
southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

ANGOLA   4949.751  R Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos Luanda, poor tiny S=5
at 0406 UT Febr 9, but very low 10% modulation though ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

AUSTRALIA   15399.972  HCA Kununurra, at 1250 UT on Febr 8 in Rawang-
Indonesian like language. On S=9+15dB level, female sermon prayer,
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)

AUSTRIA   9630  AWR Hausa morning sce logged at S=9+15dB back/sidelobe
level, via ORS Moosbrunn at 0525 UT Febr 9, scheduled 0500-0530 UT. ID and
AWR address, e-mail and F_B address at Lagos given at 0526 UT. Then
followed by Abuja pastor sermon reading at 0526-0528 UT. Final flute mx
performance, 05.29:20 UT TX off.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY   Cancelled frequency of Brother Stair English
via MBR from Febr 9

1400-1600  9460 NAU 100 kW 270 deg to WeEUR Mon-Fri, only CRI English
1400-1600  9460 MOS 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR Sat/Sun, only CRI English
1400-1600 13810 ISS 100 kW 120 deg to NE/ME strong signal SINPO 45554
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

But 13810 kHz TOM on air on Tuesday Febr 11.
Talked about US bigest drug problems.
S=9+15db locally here in Germany, less 1st skip point.

13810 1400-1600 28,29W,38E,39 ISS 100kW 120deg  F  TOM MBR, feed A.344
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

BANGLADESH   15105  Bangladesh Betar, Khabirpur, at *1227-1259* UT on Jan
27 and 28, IS, time pips, TC, ID and frequency annmts opening English
service, news, nice music, fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA / FCDX, DXplorer Febr 5)

15105  also noted til signing-off at 12.59:57 UT Febr 11 on S=6 rather
tiny signal here in Germany, in Switzerland, Moscow, but much stronger
S=9+10dB in QL-AUS remote SDR unit.

Tiny S=2-3 signal heard at 1243 UT Febr 8, suffered also by adjacent power
house CRI Urumqi in Chinese on 15110 kHz, S=9+30dB properly.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8/11)

BELARUS/RUSSIA   UNIQUE RADIO RUSSIAN NAVY celebrated the 50TH
anniversary.

It is one of two Russian military bases on the territory of Belarus. 300-
meter tower antennas above the forest attracted the attention of not only
the residents of nearby villages. Triangle antenna field with more than
kilometer dimensions is clearly visible even from space, and are looking
at him and at the Pentagon. Located in the woods near Vileika, radio
"Antey" - an important strategic element of the Navy of Russia. She is
responsible for communicating to the extra-long distances between the
General Staff and ships and submarines in the waters of Atlanticheskogo,
Indian and Pacific Oceans even. The secret to journalists allowed only on
the anniversary, but managed to see only a small part of a large-scale
complex. 80 kilometers of the antenna wires in the air and another 600 -
underground. There's also a massive bunkers and tunnels to withstand a
nuclear attack.

Expert Opinion Russian voenproma - after 50 years in radio have the
potential for development. Olga Kildisheva, general director of the
Russian Institute of High-Power Radio: "We have every opportunity to
breathe new modern life in the station, so she could perform all assigned
functions and nothing would have yielded the most modern radio is not
quite our allies." Extra long wave able to go around the entire Earth.
Signal reception is possible under water, which is important for nuclear
submarines. Station "Antey" built during the time of the Cuban missile
crisis, but now it is every day intrudes on alert. Together with the
Russian seafarers working here and Belarusians.

Yuri Savitchev, Head 43rd superlong radio Russian Navy: "Our radio station
like time represents the close proximity and affinity of our peoples.
Because both Russian and Belarusian in the same ranks intrudes on combat
duty, performing common tasks in the interests of our two countries -
security of Russia and Belarus."

Gennady Kazakov, Head of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus
"reached full operational compatibility of military tactical management
and technical compatibility of communications that perform joint
operational and combat missions. This was highlighted during the exercise
<West - 2013>".

Now the military departments of Belarus and Russia implement a plan to
build a united communication system the regional grouping. Go joint
research and development and updating technology. A radio station in the
Belarusian outback is still in touch with the world.

<http://ont.by/news/our_news/00113619>
(Moscow Information DX Bulletin, Weekly electronic publication # 878,
Jan 28, 2014, Editor of the current issue: Alexander Dementyev-RUS,
via RusDX Feb 2)

18 antenna masts at
BLR_RUS_RJH69  VLF Molodechno Vilejka 18.1 kHz frequency,
power 1100 kW, FOUNDED in 1964, 18 tall masts
54 27 45.87 N  26 46 48.55 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/vCFZa>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

BRAZIL   4875.086  R Dif Rora?ma, Boa Vista RR.  Brazilian National Anthem
heard 0400-0404 UT Febr 9. And afterwards txion close-down !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

CANADA   6069.964  CFRX is back!

Chris Lobdell and Stephen Wood in MA report that CFRX has just reactivated
on 6070 kHz. Unfortunately, Arnie had RHC take over the frequency between
00 and 05 UT. Nort Korea might be a lesser problem in the 0900-1250 UT
period.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 12)

re  CFRX Toronto.
Yes noted in NY, Edmonton-Alb-CAN and CA-USA remote units at 0730 UT.
Footprint 6069.964 kHz on lower sideband. S=4 in NY and CA, but stronger
in Edmonton-Alb-CAN with fluttery S=7-8.

[later]  CFRX Toronto at 0730 UT Febr 12 on 6069.964 kHz,
and at 19 UT weak signals at Edmonton-Alberta, KY, NY, Rochester.

S=6 with AGC off, no NR, no AVG. Police report on victims given at
1900 UT, interview about aid credit, to pay 30.000 dollar medicine
bill ... footprint seems little less approx. 6069.959 kHz. And on
Febr 13 at 1040 UT on exact 6069.961 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 12/13)

I was hearing CFRX at 0642 UT with heavy ACI from Vatican; talk show,
YL hosts seems, no more comedy overnight.

Next check at 1437 UT, could not detect a carrier, which should have been
possible even in daytime. Would those closer to Toronto confirm whether
it's still on the air in daytime?

[later]  CFRX is back! sked.
Here's the Wednesday schedule in EST [UT -5hrs] from
<http://www.newstalk1010.com/schedule.aspx>

12:00 AM - 02:00 AM Humble & Fred
02:00 AM - 04:00 AM Loveline With Dr. Drew & Mike
04:00 AM - 05:00 AM The Week in Review with John Tory
05:00 AM - 05:30 AM The Early Edition with Robert Turner
05:30 AM - 09:00 AM Adrienne Batra & Peter Shurman
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jerry Agar
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Jim Richards Showgram
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM Live Drive with John Tory
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friendly Fire with Ryan Doyle and John Downs
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Late Shift with Bill Hayes

I suspect they really have news on the hour and perhaps other times,
ignored above.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 12)

CHINA   Nei Menggu People's Broadcasting Station has started many new
transmitters on medium wave. New reported frequencies are: 990, 1008,
1044, 1098, 1188, 1197, 1224, 1305, 1413, and 1584 kHz.

Voice of Jinling has new schedule on 5860 kHz: 1230-1505 UT.
(WRTH pdf domestic national radio bcasts, Febr 11)

7175  CNR1, at 1211 UT on Feb 8. // 6125 kHz. Probably jamming SOH in the
ham band?

5860  Voice of Jinling. Thanks very much to Jonathan Short, have received
very nice QSL, along with envelope that had many beautiful Chinese stamps
affixed to it.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and via dxld Febr 11)

15510  Gamelan mx like Firedrake mx jamming appeared already before at
1255 UT Febr 8. Meaned against BBC Uzbek language service from Nakhon
Sawan-THA, scheduled 1300-1330 UT, Febr 8. // 17780 kHz also heavy
Firedrake + additional CNR spoken program jamming of S=9+35dB strength,
against A'Seela Oman relay outlet. An also some splatter of powerhouse
OTHR broadband in up to 17876 kHz 16 mb range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)

15710  Nice female singer performance logged of CNR6th program Voice of
Shenzon towards Taiwan, scheduled 01-09 UT, in Amoy and Hakka langs,
S=7 signal on remote SDR unit in QL-AUS downunder. At 0540 UT on
Febr 11. // 11905 kHz. But latter suffered by co-channel R Cairo Abis
in Arabic.

17740  CRI Vietnamese scheduled, S=9+20dB signal logged at 0530 UT on
Febr 11, female read e-mail address, noted via 500 kW powerhouse Xian
site outlet, scheduled 04-07 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

COLOMBIA/LITHUANIA   5910.062  Alcavaran R from CLM, S=8 signal, full
station ID at 0455 UT Febr 11, nice Latin AM mx like Mexican... Underneath
on 5910 even frequency, NHK R Japan World interval signal from Sitkunai-
LTU, Russian start at 0500 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CUBA   15230  RHC heard also in this 05-06 UT time slot in downunder
Australia. S=8 signal, but I wonder which way the signal has taken? 0550
UT Febr 11, on // 11840 too, Sp ID at 0555 UT, S=8 fluttery signal.

4765  Radio Progreso Bauta in Sp, "... Congreso de Trabajadores de Cuba
... Transformación de la economía de la isla ...", S=9+20dB at 0445 UT
Febr 11. Song "La Vida" S=9+10dB at 0400 UT Febr 9.

5025  R Rebelde, Quivican, nice sounding fine Cuban pop music, at 0450 UT
Febr 11, S=9+35dB signal on NY-US remote post.

5040  RHC Spanish language section program, at 0452 UT Febr 11, S=9+35dB
also.

6000  RHC En Culture Report at 0449 UT Febr 11, S=9+35dB srength noted in
NY-US remote post. Translation into En "conferencia artista cultural de
los 17 estados...".

6060  RHC Sp, noted on tremendous signal of S=9+45dB powerhouse in NY-US,
very strong carrier, but little less modulation though.

6070 S=9+10dB, 9810 S=6, but latter suffers by Iran VoIRIB Arabic HQ
signal co-channel.

6165  RHC En at 0500 UT Febr 11, S=9+15dB ... +20dB, news from North
Korea, of talks by both Koreans regimes.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

CYPRUS   For a few months now we have a new FM station on our dials as
from October 1 st 2013. New station called ROCK FM
 89.2 Limassol
 98.5 Paphos
106.7 Latchi

In English and Greek. Station Manager Agapious Georgiou. Sounds very
English styling. Like BFBS British armed forces radio.

{later}
<www.rockfmcyprus.com>
Also kanali 98.6 MHz Limassol for the first heard different ID in Greek as
kanali 7 / channel 7 at 9.30 pm Monday night with English religious
programme till 10 pm. Passes from the bible also at 2 pm. I sent the
station an e-mail to confirm if this is to be a regular show.
(Costa Constantinides-CYP, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

FRANCE   More Issoudun France broadcasts ...

9700 Radio FRANCE INTERNATIONAL Paris
1500-1600 UT daily French{-sic}, is rather Vietnamese hour,
500kW 55degr Issoudun  F  RFI b13 Febr 7

Aoki Nagoya list is wrong, seems regularly Vietnamese instead. S=9+30dB
here in Germany, on path towards Vietnam southeast Asia.

9770   NHK Radio Japan World via Issoudun-F, En nx on "Syrian talks
conference between SYR govt, and muslim rebells movement groups at Geneva
... cease fire in Homs ...", at 0505 UT Febr 11. S=8 strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

GERMANY   15215  Annual Transmission from Radio Oeoemrang via MBR.

Friday 21 February 2014:
Annual SW broadcast of Radio +?mrang from Amrum Island,
German North Frisian Islands.

Schedule in 2013 was 1600-1659 UTC on 15215 kHz
via Media Broadcast in Frisian dialect, German and English.

MBR answered:

Many thanks for your kind email. We would like to confirm that Radio
Oeoemrang also will broadcast their annual transmission on 15215 kHz by
using the same time slot 1600-1659 UT as last year,
(Friday, February 21, 2014).

As always, reception reports are most welcome
<QSL-Shortwave @ media-broadcast.com>

Please take note of my new contacts:

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Erna-Scheffler-Strasse 1
51103 Koeln
Germany
URL  <www.media-broadcast.com>
(Walter Brodowsky-D, Head of MBR Short-wave, Senior Expert Sales,
via Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 10)

GERMANY/PHILIPPINES/SRI LANKA   Frequency changes of IBB - Voice of
America
0030-0100 NF 9380 PHT 250 kW / 315 deg to CeAS Learning English, ex9790
0030-0100 NF12015 PHT 250 kW / 315 deg to CeAS Learning English, ex11695
1400-1500 NF 7580 IRA 250 kW / 336 deg to SoAS English  Mon-Fri, ex7520
1500-1600 NF 7580 IRA 250 kW / 336 deg to SoAS English, ex7520

Radio Liberty
1900-2000 NF 7225 LAM 100 kW / 055 deg to CeAS Russian, ex9515
(BUL swldxbulgaria website Febr 8)

GREECE   Today at 1700 UT: on MW 729, new melody for IS, pips and ID
"Dimostio Radiophonia" and nx in Greek; on MWs 1512 // 1260 // 1404 kHz
pips, old IS of VOGreece, ID "Elliniki Radiophonia" i.e. same situation as
of October 2013, same names, same IS etc. Only on 1044 kHz and SW 6400[?]
there are not test bcs. Today at 1700 UT no any signal was heard here on
SW on 7450 ... 15650 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

GRC Athens Bogiati 729 kHz 100 kW location at
38 09 01.05 N  23 51 36.74 E
<http://goo.gl/maps/ZZl1p>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

GREECE   7475 // better 9420 kHz, on Feb 12 at 0106 UT, Helliniki
Radiophonia is on the air again with good signals, pop music. wb found it
missing from all frequencies Feb 10 and 11.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 12)

Heard on 7475 kHz broadband 7459 to 7488 kHz signal on Febr 9, S=9+45dB
powerhouse in Germany.

At 0700 UT Febr 12, ex-ERT rebells on Avlis txing center NOT ON AIR this
morning. Signal on shortwave missed Febr 11-13.

exERT rebells Solidarit? Radio,
read/translate in Google translator from Greek, 21 websites:
<http://www.radiofono.gr/taxonomy/term/269>

replacement office of the rebells
<http://www.radiofono.gr/node/4068>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9/11/12/13)

INDIA    11740  on Jan 30 at 1448 UT, SW Asian language, fair past 1451
UT, presumably AIR Pashto service, new frequency via Bengaluru, per Jose
Jacob and Wolfgang Bueschel, rather than Panaji, Goa as per Aoki and Ivo.
Clue: wb says it's exactly on 11740.000 kHz, not a Goan characteristic. I
should have relistened at 1530 UT, when others have been hearing AIR's
domestic 9 pm English newscast on 11740 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Febr 5)

17715drm  AIR Hindi sce at 0430-0530 UT Febr 11, S=8 signal here in
Germany.

4970.017  Pop mx singer of SoAsian style noted at 1340 UT on Febr 13,
probably AIR Shillong in Hindi program.

7340.094  AIR Sindhi sce via Mumbai tx, scheduled at 1230-1500 UT, noted
in Pacific region remote unit at Queensland, Febr 13 1415 UT. S=7-8 signal
level. Hit heavily by CRI Mongolian sce powerhouse on adjacent 7345 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11/13)

INDONESIA   4869.916  RRI Wamera, noted orchestra music til 1335 UT on
Febr 13. S=8 strength observed on Queensland-AUS remote SDR unit post.
Followed by long lasting talk of females in Indonesian.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

INTERNATIONAL WATERS  {off Palestine/ISR coast}
Voice of Peace 1993 video.

Thanks to Mike Brand on Facebook for this 5 minute video of the Voice of
Peace in summer 1993 whilst she was in Ashdod to stock up. Interviews with
all the English DJ's. Of particular interest is that these include Reading
meeting regular and shortwave DXer Mark Warner, then working under the
name Mike Melbourne. Think this was his second stint before moving
permanently to his adopted country of Australia. I was in fairly regular
touch with Mark, including seeing him when he was over in the UK, until
2009. His Braggtopia website was last updated then, was taken down last
year.

<http://vimeo.com/23899542>

The Voice of Peace's last broadcast was Oct 1993; there's an account of
the last months here, Mark was on a six month contract and left the
station July 19.
<http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/VOP/vop33.shtml>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, Febr 4, BrDXC-UK yg direct and via dxld Feb 5)

IRAN   13690  Spurs and splatter signal of VoIRIB Bosnian Serbo-Croatian
segment at 0520 to 0620 UT. Spur splatter on 13657-13728 kHz. And 2nd
serie on 13618-13628 and 13750-13761 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

9755  This morning again - for example Russian sce observed on the
frequency of 9755 kHz. The operator at the transmitter Kamalabad site
expands the transmission time often. After the regular Hebrew service slot
at 0420-0450 UT extended and kept on air in Russian language scheduled
0450 to 0520 UT Febr 11.

S=7 signal here in Germany, // Russian sce outlets 11825KAM, 13680SIR,
17650SIR, and surprisingly well propagating on 13mb 21600SIR.

17820  VoIRIB Tehran in Arabic, powerhouse of S=9+30dB at 0535 UT, nx at
0530-0535 UT observed on nearby spurious signals too of S=6 strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

LAOS   6129.986  Once again I hear Lao National Radio from Vientiane
around 1358 UT on Febr 13, on remote SDR unit in Queensland Australia.
Heard this type of mx locally during touristic trip from Nong Khai in 1972
during Vietnam-US war clash time ... long ago ... extended station ID in
English at 1400 UT, given both MW and SW 6130 kHz frequency channel.
Excellent studio and tx modulation noted so far !  S=9+10dB at 1405 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

MADAGASCAR   17540  New clandestine broadcast Radio Impala.

The recent WRTH update has details for a new clandestine radio aimed at
Rwanda from a transmitter in Madagascar. Time is 1700-1800 UT daily on
17540 kHz, programming in Kinyarwanda and Kirundi languages. They have a
website with an embedded audio stream player at RadioImpala.com, on silent
stream when I checked at 1220 UT but perhaps active at the SW broadcast
times.

This time and frequency was formerly used by another Rwandan clandestine,
Radio Mara, so I guess this supplants it.
(David Kernick, Interval Signals Online, dxld Febr 8)

MARIANA ISLS   21770  VOA Tibetan sce from Tinian, covered by CNR word
jamming program, but jammer feeding line had suffered by some sudden
breaks in between. S=9+20dB here in Germany at 0520 UT Febr 11.

At same time CNR jamming also against RFA MRA 21700 kHz.
17860 CNR jamming of S=9+20 at 0526 UT, against VOA Tibetan.
17690 S=9+5dB jamming of CNR against RFA Mandarin from Anginian Point
Saipan txing center.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

MICRONESIA   4755.53v  PMA-The Cross Radio. Febr 10, immediately off after
DTMF tones at 1157:01* UT. Last measured 1157:14* UT, Jan 15.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and via dxld Febr 11)  4755.560 Febr 12 0910UT

MOLDOVA   [to Sudan]  9940  QSL  Radio Miraya ? Kishinev{sic-fake old USSR
era call; rather Grigoriopol-Maiac site in Moldova], at 0410-0536 UT on
Feb 8, continuous music program with some rap tunes andsome more local
music. Briefannouncements by a man at 0500 UT followed by more music
programming. None of the usual English talk heard. Fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 10)

MYANMAR   5985.836  Myanmar Radio Rangoon at 1138 UT Febr 7, S=9+10dB in
QL-AUS, nice girl singer song.

7200.095 Rangoon too S=9+10dB in QL-AUS, and two accompanied spur signals
14.240 kHz away, on 7185.855 and 7214.335 kHz, latter here S=9+5dB
strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 7)

MYANMAR   5915  Myanma Radio, Naypyidaw, 1430, Jan 29, usually 0930-1500
UT. Enjoy the music, if you like this type. Very easy going and after two
or three times you can hum along!!!
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer via dswci DXW Febr 5)

9730  Myanma R, Yegu, Yangon, at 1115-1132* UT on Jan 27, continuous local
music program with a woman announcer in presumed Bamar language ending
program. Brief instrumental music, woman with news which was terminated
abruptly. Poor.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA / FCDX, DXplorer Febr 5)

5985.0  Myanma Radio Rangoon use the "other" TX unit today Febr 13, noted
at 1350 UT on even 5985.0 kHz channel. Male announcer reads endless in
Burmese sounding language. Some splatter of 51 mb OTHR spurs of 5796 to
5881 kHz range.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

OMAN   13600  Radio Sultanate Oman, Thumrait, S=7-8, fluttery signal,
HQ prayer in Arabic towards West African target. 0545 UT Febr 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

PHILIPPINES   9430  FEBC Radio International verified an electronic report
with an electronic reply from Owen in 7 days who mentions "this broadcast
camefrom Bocaue, on transmitter BSW2 - a Continental 418 model, 100 kW
transmitter, and the antenna is a TCI 611 curtain antenna. I look forward
to hearing from you again. SWL is a great hobby. I am an Amateur Radio
operator myself, and for 18 years, operated as KH0EX when I lived in
Saipan, and worked on KFBS - FEBC's SWstation."
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 10)

PHILIPPINES   [to Sarawak]  15420  Radio Free Sarawak, per Aoki via
Palauig-Zambales (Philippines), at 1214-1230* UT on Feb 10. Fair-good
reception. Audio
<https://app.box.com/s/784ibkwbmkh1s28cg7f9>
with nice ID.

Unusual propagation here! Febr 8, tuned in at 1134 UT to their usual phone
conversations. Mostly fair to start with, but went downhill. By 1205 UT
was completely lost. Febr 9 checked 1130-1145 UT to find not even a
whisper from RFS.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and via dxld Febr 11)

RUSSIA   12095  R Tatarstan, Armavir, at 0810-0900* UT on Jan 23, I
noticed that they have ceased to declare themselves "In the wake of
Tatarstan". Simply called "Radio Tatarstan". First 9 minutes were news in
Russian, 45544. Then they started sending the Tatar language. Say about
the Soviet era cartoons. Sing songs and fragments of cartoon in Tatar.
0900 UT sounded in Russian Russian Radio - all the time and silence. I
sent the report addressed to the QSL-manager Ildus Ibatulin:
<QSL-manager @ rambler.ru>
(Alexander Golovihin-RUS, via RUSdx; dswci DXW Febr 5)
R Tatarstan Kazan via shortwave Tbilisskaya Armavir-RUS ceased sce Feb 1)

The 846 kHz Moscow transmitter shared by R. Podmoskovye and Radonezh has
been closed.

All R. Rossii transmissions on shortwave and longwave have stopped.
R. Rossii continues on FM as normal and on mediumwave except for the
following transmitters, which have been closed:

Kochubey 621 kHz, Guzinoozersk 963 kHz, Salsk/Volgodonsk 1134 kHz,
Balashov/Ershov 1197 kHz, Kyahta 1287 kHz, Pleshanovo 1314 kHz, Livny
1449 kHz, Tyumen 1485 kHz, Tigil 1584 kHz and Chumikan 1602 kHz.
(WRTH pdf domestic national radio bcasts, Febr 11)

SAUDI ARABIA   15169.962  BSKSA Riyadh HQ prayer program at 0557 til 0600
UT Febr 9, S=9+20dB here in Germany. Moved to 15379.961 kHz scheduled at
06-09 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545  Solomon Islands Broadcasting Co. Honiara
(presumed), 0655-0740 UT on Jan 19, pop songs in English, 0700 UT English
ID, but very weak signal at that moment and not be able to understand,
news, mentioned Australia, more songs and comments, 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, dswci DXW Febr 5)

9545.000  SIBC Honiara heard on SDR remote unit in Queensland Australia at
0602 UT. Report of public library for students, followed by "Song of the
Hour" category. S=8-9 fair signal on Febr 11.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

9545  SIBC - Voice of the Nation, monitoring from 0720 to 1002 UT, Feb 7.
Fair-good; usual format; long segment with "service messages"; many items
about the new biometric voter registration system to be used for the
upcoming elections; very nice local programming. Honiara sunset at
0748 UT. Brief audio attached.

"Eligible voters are advised to continue to listen to radio and check all
forms of media outlets for update information about the whole process and
its requirements that will enable you to successfully register".

<http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/21644-new-voter-registration-date-set>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and via dxld Febr 11)

SOUTH AFRICA   11790.044  RFI Paris morning service heard in Swahili lang,
nx at 0533-0536 UT Febr 9. S=8 signal across AF into Germany.
ID at 0537 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

SRI LANKA   11905  Sri Lanka BroadcastingCorporation ? Ekala verified an
electronic report with a nice looking full data "SLBC Transmitting
Station" eQSL (#216) card in 12 days from Victor Goonetilleke for SLBC
Dept. Dir. Engineering. In the e-mail but also indicting from the Director
of Audience Research on the eQSL. Victor indicated a postal QSL card would
be in the next day's mail. Thanks to Victor for the terrific SLBC reply!
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Febr 10)

15429.872  AWR in Bengali via SLBC Trincomalee site, at 1253 UT on
Saturday Febr 8. Surprisingly odd frequency.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)

SUDAN   9505  Voice of Africa, R Sudan, Al-Aitahab, at 1759-1835 UT on
Jan 27, English service with plenty of IDs ("This is the Voice of Africa
coming to you from Sudan Radio") mentioned
Post Office Box 572
Omdurman, Sudan

twice for letters from listeners, local music features and a long talk
about Christian religion. Man closed English service with ID and final Box
572 postal address as well as mentioning Facebook page for reports.

Dead air at 1828 UT. Arabic ID at 1829 UT, lively music opening of regular
program service with ID and talk, poor to fair.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA / FCDX, DXplorer Febr 5)

7205.0  Sudan Radio in Arabic, politics news and mentions many times
Sudanese 'parliamentarias'. S=9+25dB here in Germany, 0422 UT on Febr 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

SURINAME   4990  Radio Apintie, Paramaribo, at 0721 UT on Jan 20, heard
via Iceland Perseus site, non-stop hip-hop, steel band & pop music, S-3.
Heavy QRM from periodic 2-way utility traffic on 4993+ and R Brasil
Central on 4985 kHz that even USB mode could not totally eradicate. Seems
like 60 mb is becoming the utility band of choice.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer Jan 20, via dswci DXW)

4989.990  R Apintie poor tiny signal - just above threshold even to
distinguish language of music - on remote unit at NYstate-USA, 0440 UT
on Febr 11.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 11)

TAIWAN/CHINA   Excellent propagation condition this Febr 7th.
Monitoring log of some 63 x SOH Taiwan broadcasts, and accompanied CHN
mainland jamming of CNR and Firedrake mx. Slot 0930 to 1150 UT Febr 7,
heard mainly in Australia and Japan, but also in Moscow, Finland and
northern Sweden remote SDR posts.

 7280.0 Firedrake jamming
10960.134
11300.141
11429.906
11500.081
11580.168
11775.079
11874.983 RFI Paris in French, via Paochung-TWN relay at 0934 UT.
11969.945
12190.268
12229.943
12320.100
12370.056
12500.017
12560.131
12799.990
12870.063
12910.129
13129.977
13270.014
13350.123
13429.989
13480.098
13679.832
13774.988
13920.158
14369.981
14599.949
14700.0 CNR jamming
14800.244
14870.021 SOH, but
14870.0 CNR jamming started crash suddenly at 1017 UT.
14920.194
14980.0 CNR jamming
15340.0 CNR jamming
15869.970
15900.166
15940.024
15969.921
16100.0 CNR jamming
16160.022
16250.047
16299.930
16360.170
16450.0 CNR jamming
16450.038 later noted SOH appeared late.
16599.979
16750.250
16769.875
16920.168
16979.950
17080.0 CNR jamming
17170.329
17200.181
17249.915
17250.0 CNR jamming
17300.0 CNR jamming
17370.180
18179.987
18250.040
18370.552
18500.078
18970.022
19969.916 at 1130 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 7)

TAIWAN   9773.819  odd Chinese talk channel, probably v9774 kHz Fu Hsing
BC from Kuanyin TWN, noted at 2105 UT Feb 1, S=5 in Australia.
Though Aoki list 2300- UT ?

15265.050  CBSC Tainan still open at 1246 UT, S=9+5dB on Febr 8 in
Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 7/8)

9734.869  Radio Taiwan International in various langs at 10-15 UT slot,
incl Indonesian 14-15 UT logged at 1430 UT. S=9+10dB signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

TAJIKISTAN   19060  harmonic, Tajik Radio. Home Service at 0800 UT on
24 Jan, tiny signal on their 4th harmonic, better on 3rd 14295 kHz,
but under CNR1 on 9530 kHz with 2nd harmonic. Often noted here.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, ARDXC ADXN magazine Jan/Feb 2014 via dxld)

Measured Febr 8th at 0820 UT: hx 9530.148, 14295.222, and 19060.297 kHz,
12 at 0940 UT: hx 14295.211 and 19060.286 kHz, wb.

21779.972  DWL Hausa noon service towards West Africa, on Febr 8th at
13-14 UT from Al Dhabbaya site, S=9+5dB sidelobe into Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 8)

UGANDA   4976  UBC Radio, Kampala, at 0304-0337 UT on Jan 31, vernacular
annmt, several songs. Very weak and suffering from a heterodyne and
occasional utility station. I might have missed it if I hadn't been
looking for their unique frequency. At 0337 UT even weaker; fading out as
the sun had now risen in Uganda.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, dswci DXW Febr 5)

4975.966  Police report of the Ugandan subregions heard from Kampala
Uganda at 0410 UT Febr 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9)

UKRAINE   According to users ukrtvr.org, missing since early February.
Broadcast second channel of the Donetsk region. radio on medium wave
(1359 kHz, Dokuchaievsk 40 kW). Traditional reason - lack of funds.
Broadcasting was conducted on weekdays from 8 to 14 UT.
(Alexander Yegorov-UKR, "open_dx" & "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx Feb 9)

UNIDENTIFIED   4604.95 kHz on Febr 10 heard a very weak station here;
unable to ID language. I have checked this frequency for a very long time,
but have heard nothing until today. Checking for possible reactivation of
RRI Serui. Could it be?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and via dxld Febr 11)

UAE   [to Sudan]  15550  Radio Dabanga via Al Dhabbaya-UAE, on Febr 03 at
0446-0458 UT, 33433, Arabic, Talk, ID and SJ at 0457 UT.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld Febr 5)

U.K.   [Ascension Isl/Rwanda/South Africa/Seychelles/Thailand]
Some Babcock and BBC changes / closings, as from Febr 16:

5875 0300-0400 47E,48NW ex-WOF  250kW 140deg
now via ASC instead 250kW 70deg from 1302-300314 Arabic  G   BBC BAB

Somali 15595 SEY 1130-1500 Sat only, ceased from Febr 16.

Pashto/Dari-Persian progrs change, new time
15310SLA Oman, 17720NAK
Tues only 1030-1100 Dari-Persian, 1100-1130 Pashto
excl Tues 1030-1130 Pashto.

Dari-Persian progrs delete 1800-1900 UT from Febr 16.
5875NAK, 5910DHA, 7505NAK.

Somali Sun-Fri end Febr 15, only Sats 15420SEY and 17690SEY.
Somali delete 1130-1230, 17745DHA.
Somali delete Sat only 1500-1700 UT, MEY.
Somali Sun only 1130-1500 UT, 21470UAE (exASC).

Hausa 1400-1430 UT, 17640KIG and 17780ASC.
Hausa 1230-1500 UT, 21630ASC.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)

USA   Updated winter B-13 schedule of WINB

0000-0300  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
0300-0330  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat-Thu
1215-1300  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1300-1500 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sun
1500-1715 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
1715-2145 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2145-2200 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English/Spanish Mon-Fri
2145-2200 13570 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Sat/Sun
2200-2330  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Daily
2330-2400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM English Tue-Sun
2330-2400  9265 INB 050 kW 242 deg to CeAM Spanish Mon
Note: From March 1, 2014 WINB will broadcast the entire schedule 9265 kHz.

Full shortwave schedule of US Private Religious Stations may be found
here:
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2014/02/b-13-schedule-of-us-private-religious.html>
( <http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/> Febr 13)

12105.026   WTWW in Brazilian Portuguese accented, S=9+10dB at 0540 UT
Febr 9. Heard some male spoken "Radioplay" and sermon "Jesus and Mary of
Magdala ..." /guitar mx.

7385   WHRI Cypress Creek, at 0400-0430 UT Febr 9, female singer at
S=9+10dB at 0428 UT, "thanks for listening to WHR", ID at 0429 UT, empty
carrier continued then, but was OFF when checked again at 0440 UT Febr 9.

7506.523  WRNO New Orleans, S=9+30dB at 0435 UT, male singer, "Glory,
Glory, Halleluja!" at 0445 UT on Febr 9.

9830  WHRI LSBC, woman religious singer chorus of Gospel pray. S=8 signal
on NY-US remote post at 0503 UT Febr 11. 05-06 UT scheduled. Also noted on
Febr 9 at 0520 UT on S=9+30dB powerhouse level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 9/11)

VIETNAM   7284.934  Very tiny modulation of Vietnamese folk singer program
noted during VoVTN's Laotian sce via old Hanoi txing site. Febr 13, at
1410 UT, though carrier is little stronger on S=8 level in Queensland.

9635.747  VoVietnam in Vietnamese sce, from Son Tay site bcasting center,
noted at 1424 UT Febr 13, powerful fine signal of S=9+15dB, nice
modulation and penetrating reader voice.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 13)


Best regards,

Michael Bethge

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