WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1156 4 April 2014

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ALBANIA   9845  March 30 at 0129 UT, R. Tirana already on new frequency
for A-14 English to North America with IS, 0130 UT sign-on and Klara gives
correct new schedule for the two remaining English broadcasts, the other
being 2000 UT on 7465 kHz to Europe, Mon-Sat, while 9845 kHz is UT Tue-
Sun. Good signal with some flutter, propagating well despite recent
disturbance, and no CCI, nor ACI anywhere near 9845 kHz for several
channels. Last summer WHRI was a problem on 9860 kHz, but not at all for
A-14.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 30)

ALGERIA   Die Langwelle Tipaza 252 kHz der Chaine 3 ist seit dem 17. Maerz
2014 ausser Betrieb.
(Guenter Lorenz-D via mediumwave.info 29 March, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

252 kHz LW RTA Tipaza is out of service since March 17.

In last winter TransRadio (former AEG Telefunken) Berlin won the bidding
competition on state for the construction of a new 500 kW solid
transmitter, to renewal the former TESLA Made in CSSR transmitter
(2 x 750 kW) of 1972 year.

<http://www.tda.dz/fr/file_ao/projets_exercice2012_TDA.pdf>

Supply, installation and commissioning of equipment for the renewal of
broadcasting station longwave AM / DRM power 1500 kW center Tipaza.

<http://www.tda.dz/fr/file_realisations/realisationsTDA1962_2012.pdf>

1972 year: Réalisation et mise en service de la station Ondes Longues de
1500 kW de Tipaza, pour la diffusion des programmes de la Chaîne 3, sur le
Territoire National et la Couverture du bassin méditerrané.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

AUSTRALIA   2325  ABC Northern Territory, Tennant Creek, LIVE transmission
sports coverage 1120 UT March 28. S=9+5dB -69dBm strength into Brisbane
downunder remote unit.

3210  Vintage FM, from Picton, NSW-AUS site.
Some - S=5 or -89dBm tiny weak signal in Brisbane at 1130 UT March 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

re Vintage FM - taken from NZL DX Times March magazine, p17/18.

New SW transmissions on 3210 kHz.

For those that can recall, the earlier test transmissions on 3210 kHz were
from Aussie broadcaster - OzyRadio as operated by owner Craig Allen. These
transmissions emanated from a place known as Schofields, an outer Sydney
suburb in the north west near Richmond, NSW.

The Schofields SW transmission site has long since been dismantled, but as
many of you will be aware the transmissions on 3210 kHz resumed last week.
This time under a new station name & from a new transmitter site.

Craig is still the owner of the licence and still owns the transmission
equipment; however a new leasing arrangement between Vintage FM and Craig
currently sees Vintage FM programming carried on some of Craig's FM
licences and just this last week on 3210 kHz SW. The new transmitter site
is located in an area I best associate as the township named Picton, NSW -
just past the outer fringes of south west Sydney.

I recently caught up with Craig and some of the ARDXC lads, where we
enquired further about Craig's recent SW broadcasting developments &
licences.

Craig tells us that the current power on 3210 kHz is around 250 W and that
when he corrects a SWR problem with the antenna he'll hopefully increase
the power in the near future. Like most SW broadcasters these days, rising
electricity costs is a hindrance and it's an issue with Craig as well.

We asked about the program he currently has on 3210 kHz. Craig has a
license lease arrangement with Vintage FM on 88.7 MHz from the same site
that he is broadcasting with on 3210 kHz. Vintage FM has been operating is
a LPON 1 Watt broadcast station operating from studios in the Penrith area
for around 5 years and broadcasts a 50's 60's music format of well known
hits and radio dramas from that era. Currently 3210 kHz is broadcasting
24 hours a day.

DXers have enquired about the former licence and frequency of 5050 kHz
that was used a couple of years ago by Ozyradio.

Craig is well aware that this SW channel is rather congested and does want
to change the frequency to another nearby 60mb frequency. To do that he
needs to find another SW frequency and lodge an application with the ACMA
for a frequency change. Craig wants feedback and suggestions from the SWL
and DXer community!

1. Craig is thinking about usage of 5045 kHz as an alternative to 5050 and
welcomes comments regarding this possible choice of frequency or welcomes
other nearby suitable frequency suggestions. There is also a local
Australian issue whereby some Shortwave outback 2-way telephone services
are using frequencies in or about the 60mb. Anyway please give Craig your
suggestions or send via my email. The sooner we get this issue sorted the
sooner we'll get to hear Ozyradio back on 60 meters :-)

2. Craig intends to have other programming, (other than Vintage FM)
carried on 60 meters. Craig is keen to know what kind of programming that
you as a SWLer/DXer would listen to and find appealing.

3. Craig is pondering with the idea of having a DRM transmission on 60
meters and would welcome comments. Craig is all too well aware of the lack
of DRM receivers on the market and the fact that most DXers use SDRs for
DRM. It was interesting speaking with Craig.

He tells us that so far All India Radio have not received a single{!}
application to their released tender for the manufacture of DRM receivers.
My own personal thoughts on this issue was that the world has hoping that
India's drive towards DRM would drive and entice radio receiver
manufacturers to start producing some DRM portable and table top SW/MW DRM
receivers.

In the issuing of QSL's or eQSLs by OzyRadio, several of us got involved
on this topic. I understand that any reception reports sent to Vintage FM
for 3210 kHz reception will be passed onto to Craig. Hopefully in the not
too distant future we will be able to organise something for DXers. It's
still early days. And if you haven't yet guessed, Ozyradio on SW is very
much a hobby interest for Craig. He has other work commitments and it does
cost money to operate the station.

I hope to be able report more throughout 2014 about the station. For the
moment please show your support with program and reception feedback on
3210 kHz and PLEASE provide your feedback suggestions for:

1. Clear Frequency on 60mb and if 5045 kHz is suitable in your area?

2. Program format or program suggestion for future 60mb outlet, something
that you would like to listen to.

3. Your thoughts about DRM usage on 60 mb; I could only imagine that this
would only be heard in Australia or possibly NZ at best.
(Ian Baxter-NSW-AUS, Feb 24, shortwavesites yg via dxld via NZLDXT March)

AUSTRALIA    A-14 changes of Radio Australia, effective March 30

0100-0300 NF17840 SHP 100 kW  70 deg to EaPAC  English, ex19000
0300-0500 NF17840 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   English, ex21725
0300-0600 NF15300 SHP 100 kW  70 deg to EaPAC  English, ex15515
0400-0500 NF17800 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English, ex17840
1100-1200   12080 BRN  25 kW  80 deg to EaPAC  English AM, x DRM
1200-1400    5995 BRN  25 kW  10 deg to NaPAC  English AM, x DRM
1500-1700 NF 9850 SHP 100 kW  40 deg to NoPAC  English, ex 7240
1600-1630 NF 9540 SNG 250 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English, ex 9580
1700-2030 NF 9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English, ex 9500
2030-2200 NF15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   English, ex 9500
2100-0100 NF17860 SHP 100 kW  70 deg to EaPAC  English, ex21740
2200-2330 NF 9610 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English, ex 9890
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

AUSTRALIA   15300  on March 31 at 0547 UT, R. Australia on new frequency
in English, good signal greeting listeners on 103 FM in Apia, Samoa.
Apparently replaces 15515 kHz, no longer heard, at 03-06 UT as both are on
schedule in dxld 14-12 at same parameters, 70 degrees from Shepparton,
close to USward while // 15240 kHz remains, weaker on 30 degree beam.

Goes on to interview some Samoan about how they are converting from
imperial to metric measurements, to match major trading partners NZ and
Australia, following repositioning dateline for same reason (which any
country affected may do by fiat, without international treaties).

This is an absurd situation distancing (ex-Western) Samoa from American
Samoa east of it, which remains on UT-11hrs yearound. Samoa (whose islands
are much larger than the American ones), per WRTH is on UT+13hrs except in
local summers UT+14hrs! this year until April 6 when NZL goes off DST
(instead of allowing itself to match NZL exactly, why not?).

So more than half the year, if you go from eastern to western Samoa you
*gain* 25 hours into the next day, otherwise only 24 hours apart. Here's a
map showing just how the dateline juts around to accomplish this and still
be contiguous:
<http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dateline.html>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 31)

AUSTRALIA   New frequencies in A-14 shortwave schedule of HCJB Australia

1230-1430 NF11595 KNX 100 kW 321 deg to SoAS   various, ex15340
1405-1530 NF15450 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoEaAS English, ex15340, new time
1430-1500 NF11590 KNX 100 kW 321 deg to SoAS   various, ex15340

Very strong signal in Bulgaria those three new frequencies.
HCJB Australia soon will be changing its name to Reach Beyond.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

AUSTRIA   Die Amateurfunk-Sektion im ORF und das Dokumentationsarchiv
Funk/QSL Collection betreiben vom 25. bis 27. April 2014 eine
Amateurfunkstelle mit dem Sonderrufzeichen OE14M. Am "International
Marconi Day" (Sat 26. April) zaehlt OE14M als eine der rund 25 IMD-
Stationen weltweit fuer das IMD-Diplom. QSL via OE1WHC oder an:

DokuFunk, An den Steinfeldern 4A, A-1230 Wien, Austria.

Direkt-QSL nur mit SASE und Portoersatz (neuer IRC oder 2$)
IMD-Info:   <http://g4usb.net/IMD/imd-2014>
OE14M-Info: <www.qrz.com/db/oe14m>
Kontakt: Dokumentationsarchiv Funk, <office -at- dokufunk.org>

(Wolf Harranth-AUT  OE1WHC, 25 Febr 2014, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

AUSTRIA/GERMANY/PALAU/MADAGASCAR/UAE/USA
Updated summer A-14 of Eternal Good News with George Bryan:

0445-0500 11635 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to NoAF   English Sat,not 9830
1115-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS   English Sun
1130-1145 15525 DHA 250 kW 100 deg to SoAS   English Fri
1230-1245  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS   English Sun
1700-1715 15215 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to NE/ME  English Sat,not WER
1730-1745 17730 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to NoCeAF English Sat,not 21630
1815-1830 11855 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS   English Sun,not 1800-1815
1830-1845  6130 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR  English Sat,not WER
2100-2115 15530 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English Sun,not 9505
2345-2400  7315 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to CeAM   English Sun
0200-0215  7385 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to NoWeAM English Mon,not 9860
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

BANGLADESH   Observations of Bangladesh Betar from Dhaka.

March 30
1745-1900 13580 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR English SINPO 55555
1915-2000 13580 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to WeEUR Bangla  SINPO 55555

April 1
1230-1300 15105 DKA 250 kW 140 deg to SoEaAS English, no broadcast today
1315-1345  9455*DKA 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Nepali, only noise like DRM
1400-1430 15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to WeAS Urdu,  scratchy audio
1515-1545 15505 DKA 250 kW 305 deg to SoAS Hindi, scratchy audio
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

BELARUS   Belarus Radio Belarus heard on its summer frequencies of 7255
and 11730 kHz on 30 March with English at 2020 UT tune-in.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK Communication magazine April 2014)

Thanks Dave, but HFCC table mentioned also reserve registrations of 7360
and 11930 kHz channels. (wb)

BULGARIA   Unscheduled broadcast of Brother Stair was observed on March 31
from 1000 UT on 11600 kHz secret / hidden site to WeEUR, probably from
Bulgaria. Strong signal with overmodulated audio, SINPO 44554, QRM RTTY on
11598 kHz.

Exact bcast time on Sofia Kostinvbrod 11600 kHz is 0700-1300 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 31/April 1)

Re Brother Stair Kostinbrod 11600 kHz,
see screenshot, very wide 10.4 kHz signal though, -54dBm  S=9+25dB here in
southern Germany, buzzy distorted audio by at least
16 each x 50 Hertz peaks fence (up to +800 Hertz apart), seen either side,
and superimposed on the sermon sound.

At 0956 UT very annoying RTTY signal accompanied on 11598 kHz nearby.

Checked remote reception in Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden,
England and Island, so I know I came to the realization this audio quality
came from Sofia Kostinbrod, used very old Soviet TX from the 70ties?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

BULGARIA/PALAU/USA   Complete schedule of the new frequencies of Brother
Stair from March 30

0000-0600   11565 YFR 100 kW 140 deg to BRAS   English, deleted
0100-0300   13695 YFR 100 kW 151 deg to NoSoAM English, deleted
0100-0300 NF15660 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Mon-Sat, ex15680
0400-0800 NF15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English, ex9840
0600-0800 NF 7365 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR  English, ex7490
0700-1100 NF 9965 HRI 100 kW 345 deg to NEAS   English, ex9955
0700-1300 NF11600 secret hidden site to WeEUR  English, addit, see below
1300-2100 NF15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English, additional
1600-1900 NF 9950 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English, ex9955
1600-1900 NF17610 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English, ex17705
1800-2100 NF17730 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF   English Mon-Fri, ex17610
2200-0200 NF 7730 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English, additional
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

{BULGARIA}  11600  Unscheduled broadcast of Brother Stair
observed March 31

0700-1300 11600 secret hidden site to WeEUR, probably from Bulgaria.

Strong signal with overmodulated audio, SINPO 44554, QRM RTTY 11598 kHz.
Very strong co-ch by unmodulated carrier with 1 kHz test tone April 3
between 0830 and 0930 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

CHINA   13570 NF?  towards Europe, CRI in English with lessons of Chinese.
sudden s/off 1757 UT. Signal S10.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx April 3)

13570kHz 1700-1800UT  28NW XIA 500kW 317 218 3003-251014 Eng CHN CRI RTC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

CHINA   Shortwave schedule of China Radio International is full of errors.
A few examples

1000-1057 NF15525 URU 500 kW 212 deg to SoAS Chinese, instead of 15190
1000-1057 NF17750 KAS 100 kW 173 deg to SoAS English, instead of 17740
1100-1257 NF15660 KAS 100 kW 173 deg to SoAS English, exregistered 13645
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

Although these new frequencies are listed in HFCC A-14 table, they are
still the old frequencies so far. Have checked each day and will let you
know if they actually do change frequencies. The old frequencies are also
still the CRI web site for A-14.
(Peter W Hansen-NY-USA, dxld dlxd April 2)

CUBA   New summer frequencies of China Radio International via Cuba

1200-1257 NF13590 QVC 250 kW 010 deg to NoEaAM Cantonese,ex 9570 A-13
1300-1357 NF13590 QVC 250 kW 010 deg to NoEaAM English,  ex 9570 A-13
1400-1457 NF15535 QVC 250 kW 305 deg to NoWeAM English,  ex13740 A-13
1500-1557 NF15535 QVC 250 kW 305 deg to NoWeAM English,  ex13740 A-13
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

CUBA   New frequencies of China Radio International via Cuba

 5990 0000 0100 10E,11W    HAB 250 n-d 930 310314 251014 Spa CUB CRI RTC
 5990 2300 2400 8S,10E,11W HAB 250 n-d 930 300314 261014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9570 1200 1300 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Yue CUB CRI RTC
 9570 1300 1400 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9580 0100 0200 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9580 0200 0300 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Chn CUB CRI RTC
 9790 0300 0400 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
 9790 0400 0500 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Yue CUB CRI RTC
13590 1200 1300 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Yue CUB CRI RTC
13590 1300 1400 8          HAB 250  10 206 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
13650 2300 2400 12E,13,15NWHAB 250 135 218 300314 261014 Por CUB CRI RTC
13740 1400 1500 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
13740 1500 1600 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
15120 0000 0100 12,14,16   HAB 250 160 218 310314 251014 Spa CUB CRI RTC
15535 1400 1500 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
15535 1500 1600 6,7SW      HAB 250 305 216 300314 251014 Eng CUB CRI RTC
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

CZECH REPUBLIC   LW 270  -  It was officially announced today that the
Topolna longwave transmitter on 270 kHz will stay in operation for another
3 years but not without changes. Current high power transmitter (750 kW)
will be replaced by a new 50 kW transmitter.
(Karel Honzik-CZE, mwdx March 26)  see also LW 252kHz under Algeria, wb.

QSL Topolna 270 kHz stays in operation. A proper QSL was received today
from Cro Topolna. It indicates that power is now 50 kW. Nice to receive
real printed QSL-card! These are rare nowadays.
(Jorma Mantyla-FIN, mwdx March 26)

DENMARK   Danmarks Radio hat die Belegung der Langwelle Kalundborg 243 kHz
leicht erweitert. Daraus ergibt sich folgende Belegung (Ortszeit):

05.45 Vejrmelding (Wetter),
06.00, 06.30, 07.00, 07.30, 08.00 Radioavis / Nachrichten,
08.03 Morgenandagt (ausser sonntags),
08.30 Krop og bevaegelse (Gymnastik),
08.45 Vejrmelding (Wetter), 09.00-09.07 Radioavis
11.45 Vejrmelding (Wetter), 12.00-12.35 Radioavis
17.45 Vejrmelding (Wetter), 18.00 Radioavis,
18.03-18.16 Farvandsefterretninger (Schifffahrtsmeldungen)
(Ydun Ritz-DEN, Febr 20 2014, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

EGYPT   One of the Radio Cairo transmitters in Abu Zaabal is still off the
air, as in the past few months in the winter B13 season.
#  currently off

Here is its current schedule

0400-0600 15610 ABZ 250 kW 170 deg to CeEaAF Swahili(13650), #
1015-1215 17830 ABZ 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS   Arabic (17480), #
1215-1330 17870 ABZ 250 kW 090 deg to SoAS   English(17480), #
1330-1400 15360 ABZ 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS   Dari, #
1400-1600 15545 ABZ 250 kW 070 deg to WeAS   Pashto, #
1600-1800 17840 ABZ 250 kW 170 deg to CeEaAF Swahili, #
1845-2000 17625 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to WeAF   Fulfulde (15520), #
2000-2200  9855 ABZ 250 kW 110 deg to AUS    Arabic (11610/15225), #
2215-2330 15480 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM   Portuguese (12000), #
2330-0045 15480 ABZ 250 kW 245 deg to SoAM   Arabic (12000), #

These are the new frequencies of Radio Cairo for A-14 vs. A-13

0045-0200 NF9315 ABS 250 kW 331 deg to NoAM  Spanish, ex9720
0045-0200  11710 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to SoAM  Spanish, ex13620
0045-0200  12070 ABS 250 kW 282 deg to CeAM  Spanish, ex13855
0200-0330 NF9315 ABS 250 kW 331 deg to NoAM  English, ex9720
1900-2000   9410 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR German,  ex12050
2000-2115   9410 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR French,  ex12050
2100-2300  13580 ABS 250 kW 241 deg to WeAF  French,  ex15205
2115-2245   9895 ABS 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English, ex11890
2330-0045  12070 ABS 250 kW 282 deg to CeAM  Arabic,  ex13855
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

EQUADOR   Voz Andes Media wird seine deutsche Sendung fuer Suedamerika
(2300-2330 Uhr 9835 kHz Nauen 100 kW, 240 degr) Ende Juni aufgeben. Wie im
Freundesbrief mitgeteilt wurde, kann man die Sendungen nicht mehr
finanzieren und ist der Empfang zu schlecht. Ueberlegt wird, die eigene
Kurzwelle Quito-Pichincha 6050 kHz einzusetzen.

Aus der Kurzwellenhoererschaft wurde das WRMI Okeechobee Florida Relais
ins Gespraech gebracht.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

FRANCE   15215  Radio Oeoemrang via Issoudun France. Full-data e-QSL
in 1 month from Walter Brodowsky. This broadcast was SINFO 55555 here.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer March 31)

FRANCE/KOREA D.P.R.   Very strong co-ch 15245 kHz between

Radio Assenna/Eritrean Forum+jammer
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat

Radio Assenna
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Tue/Fri/Sun

Eritrean Forum
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Wed Eritrean Forum
1800-1900 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Sat Eritrean Forum

and Voice of Korea Kujang relay
1700-1750 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Korean KCBS
1800-1857 15245 KUJ 200 kW 325 deg to WeEUR English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

FRANCE/PALAU/TAIWAN   Summer A-14 shortwave schedule of
Alyx&Yey clandestine stations

Radio Miraya
0300-0600 11560 secret hidden site to EaAF English/Arabic

Denge Kurdistan
0300-1500 11510 KCH 250 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1500-1900 11510 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Suab Xaa Moo Zoo
1130-1200 11570 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong
2230-2300  7530 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Hmong

Radio Que Me
1200-1230  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri

Khmer Post Radio
1200-1300  9960 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS Khmer

Raadiyoo Sagalee Orormoo (Oromo Voice Radio)
1600-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo/English Mon/Wed/Sat

Radio Xoriyo
1600-1630 17870 secret hidden site to EaAF Somali Mon/Fri
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM

Radio Inyabutatu
1600-1700 17870 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Kinyarwanda Sat

Radio Hilaac
1700-1730 15180 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Sat-Thu
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM

Radio Assenna
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM

Eritrean Forum
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Tue/Fri/Sun
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Wed
1800-1900 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Sat
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM

E-SAT Radio
1700-1800 15365 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Mon
1700-1800 15385 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Tue
1700-1800 15370 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Wed
1700-1800 15390 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Thu
1700-1800 15375 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Fri
1700-1800 15360 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sat
1700-1800 15380 secret hidden site to EaAF Amharic Sun
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM

BBN Radio (Berekah Broadcasting Network)
1900-1930 15155 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Fri 1st/2nd weeks
1900-1930 15160 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Sat 1st/2nd weeks
1900-1930 15165 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun 1st/2nd weeks
1900-1930 15170 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Fri 3rd/4th weeks
1900-1930 15175 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Sat 3rd/4th weeks
1900-1930 15180 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun 3rd/4th weeks
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise like broadband DRM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

GERMANY   Schedule / Sendeplan Radio700 / Krekel in A-14 Saison zum
herunterladen, ... als PDF Format... wenig Design ... aber alles drin:

<http://www.shortwaveservice.com/a14.pdf>
(Christian Milling-D, A-DX April 2)

GERMANY   DLF Heusweiler 1422 kHz Antennen-Wartung ???

1422  Morgens weist der DLF im Programm darauf hin, dass am DLF Sender
Heusweiler 1422 kHz tagsueber Wartungsarbeiten zwischen dem 1. und 3.
April stattfinden.

Z.Zt. um 1000 MESZ ist der Sender aber noch auf Sendung.

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Hingewiesen wird auch auf die Mittelwellennutzung 549 und 756 kHz,
sowie die Langwelle 153 kHz, aber nicht auf Aholming LW 207 kHz.

Ob auch der Kleinsender 1179 kHz abgeschaltet sein wird, muss man mal vor
Ort checken. Dessen Antenne steht ja 330 m noerdlich entfernt ueber der
Autobahnbruecke hinweg bei
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/31698578.jpg>

Paul ?, - oder  Volker in Dillingen ? was toent Euer Kuechenradio?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

Ich bin zwar nicht Paul oder Volker ... aber die DLF Mittelwelle 1422 kHz
toent wie gewohnt, nur von 1179 kHz hoere ich hier nichts. Mein Bueroradio
hier in Dillingen/Saar ist zwar sehr schwach im Radioempfang, dafuer
empfaengt es Netzwerkstoerungen besonders gut :)

Daher noch kurz ins Auto gehuepft ... auch dort spielt nur die 1422 kHz,
MW Saarlandwelle 1179 kHz ist off.
(Reinhold Steinhauer-D, A-DX April 2)

GERMANY   1143  Am 7. Maerz 2014 wurde um 14.45 Uhr MEZ der AFN-Sender in
Ditzingen-Hirschlanden bei Stuttgart abgeschaltet. Uebertragen wurde hier
das Programm AFN Power Network auf der Frequenz 1143 kHz mit 10 kW
Leistung.

Anders als bei den uebrigen Mittelwellensendern betrieb AFN diesen Sender
nicht selbst, sondern hatte ihn bei der Media Broadcast angemietet. Da der
Vertrag mit Media Broadcast seitens AFN nicht verlaengert wurde, kam es
nun zur offensichtlich endgueltigen Abschaltung.

Das UKW-Programm "AFN The Eagle" auf UKW 102,3 MHz (Standort: Stuttgart-
Frauenkopf, Telekom Turm) ist nach wie vor in Betrieb.
(Heinz Schulz-Frankfurt-D, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

GERMANY/LATVIA   The Swedish DX Federation continues its monthly
broadcasts on MW and SW as follows:

Via Radio Merkurs, Riga, Latvia, on 1485 kHz MW at 1800 UT on Apr 06,
May 11 and Jun 08.

Via Hamburger Lokalradio, Goehren, Germany, on 7265 kHz at 1100 UT on
Apr 19, May 17 and Jun 14.

The programmes are mainly in Swedish and hosted by Ronny Forslund. Short
annmts in English and German will also be included. Reports of reception
can be sent to

SDXF, Box 1097, 405 23 Goeteborg, Sweden.

For QSL response please enclose some form of return postage.
(Taylor-?, dswci DXW March 28)

GERMANY   183  Wie die Saarbruecker Zeitung berichtet, plant der private
franzoesische Radiosender "Europe 1" plant eine Modernisierung seiner
Langwellenstation 183 kHz auf dem Plateau des Saubergs zwischen den
Ueberherrner Ortsteilen Felsberg und Berus. Zugleich soll der Betrieb an
eine externe Firma uebergeben werden.

Zurzeit sind an der Sendeanlage 13 Mitarbeiter der Europaeischen Rundfunk-
und Fernseh-GmbH beschaeftigt. Fuer manche von ihnen bedeuten die
Modernisierung und der Betreiberwechsel die Entlassung. "Fuer sie wird ein
Sozialplan aufgestellt", sagt die Anne Fauconnier, von "Europe 1".

<www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/sz-berichte/saarland/Neue-Technik-fuer-Sender-in-Berus;art2814,5170542>
(via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

GERMANY   NEW HISTORY MATERIAL AT <http://www.ontheshortwaves.com>

March 2, 2014 -- As shortwave stations developed foreign audiences, some
offered language courses providing some basic knowledge of the language of
the country where the station was located. Among these stations was
"Zeesen", the Deutschen Kurzwellensender (German Shortwave Station). In
connection with its German-language course the station offered a booklet,
"Kleines Deutsches Rundfunk--ABC."

Under "DX History/Stations" we have posted a version published in 1938.
Subtitled "A Guide to the German Language for Englishspeaking Listeners of
the German Short Wave Station," its 24 nicely-illustrated lessons are
built around radio-related topics: announcements, greetings to listeners,
music, talks, drama, news, etc. The course ends with a contest. The
booklet's Introduction contains some background on the course.

Also this time, under "Specialized Resources/Wavescan," there are two new
"Wavescan" entries: "Focus on Asia Philippines-6: Navy Wireless Station at
Cavite" (N260, February 16, 2014), and a continuation of Adrian Peterson's
history of WYFR: "Tribute to Shortwave WYFR-8:
The Final Years With Walter Lemmon" (N261, February 23, 2014).
(ontheshortwaves via Jerry Berg-MA-USA, NZLDXT March)

GREECE   On 25 March were noted three different programmes in Greek (out
of the pirate rebells):

#1- On MW 729 // 1314 kHz at 0400 UT ID "Helliniki Dimostio Radiophonia
Proton Programma".

#2- On SW 7475 // 9420 // 11645 kHz at 0402 UT ID "Helliniki Radiophonia
Ertopon".

#3- On MW 1512 kHz (Chania site), // with delaying signal on 1259 and
1404 kHz, at 0401 UT ID "Helliniki Radiophonia Ertrea".

On 26 March already they were on 2 SW txs observed here at 0045 UT on
7475 // 11645 // 1512 // 1259, 1404 kHz,
and on 27 March at 0530-0800 UT on 7450 // 11645 // 1512 kHz // etc.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

GUAM   New time and frequency of KSDA AWR Asia/Pacific from March 30:
2000-2030  9760 SDA 100 kW 345 deg to FE-RUS Russian, SINPO 45434
1100-1130  9460 SDA 100 kW 345 deg to FE-RUS Russian, no signal in BUL.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

INDIA   AIR External Services A-14 Change.
0215-0300 UT in Kannada lang on 11985 (ex13695) kHz.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 3)

INDIA   Strange frequency of All India Radio on March 29
1000-1100 NF15070 ALG 250 kW  60 deg to EaAS English,instead of 15030 //
1000-1100   15410 BGL 500 kW  60 deg to EaAS English
1000-1100   17510 DEL 250 kW 132 deg to AUS  English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

Very odd frequency of AIR National Channel was noted April 1
from 1930  9471 ALG 100 kW 188 deg to SoAS Hindi, instead of 9470 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

Heard engineering test tone the whole European evening on 9470.971 kHz, at
2120 UT on April 3.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

JAPAN/UAE/U.K.   Additional broadcasts of Radio Japan NHK World
from March 30
0200-0430  6155 WOF 250 kW  92 deg to EaEUR Japanese
0430-1300 21590 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to EaEUR Japanese
1300-1500 17580 YAM 250 kW 305 deg to EaEUR Japanese
1500-1600 17765 WOF 250 kW  92 deg to EaEUR Japanese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

JAPAN to KOREA D.P.R.  SW schedule of Shiokaze Sea Breeze from Mar 30
1330-1430  5985#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu
1330-1430  5985#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Chinese/Korean Tue
1330-1430  5985#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  English Fri
1330-1430  5985#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Korean/Japanese Sat
1330-1430  5985#YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Japanese/Korean Sun

alternative: 5910/6020/6120/6135/6175 kHz.
#het from 5985.9 Myanmar Radio in Burmese

1600-1700  6165*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Japanese Mon/Wed/Thu
1600-1700  6165*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Chinese/Korean Tue
1600-1700  6165*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  English Fri
1600-1700  6165*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Korean/Japanese Sat
1600-1700  6165*YAM 100 kW 280 deg to KRE  Japanese/Korean Sun

alternative: 5910/6020/6075/6090/6135 kHz.
*totally blocked by China Radio International in Turkish here in Bulgaria
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

KOREA REPUBLIC   15575  on March 29 at 1351 UT, KBSWR is F-G with flutter,
sufficient to keep listening during mailbag segment, from Rich D'Angelo in
Wyomissing PA, who wonders what's the target on 11810 kHz at 22-23 UT
(Europe), and wants more info from them to write articles. They refer him
to the website for starters. Indian DX report this week at 1354.5-1358.7
UT, starting with AIR Nagaland again being heard evenings on 4850 kHz, but
I have a hard time understanding his Indian accent; hope the Indians don't
have such a hard time understanding my American.

Replying to my recent remark that this 'N American' service is aimed 81
degrees toward S America, Peter W Hansen in Bethpage LINY points out, "Hi
Glenn, In HFCC A-14 data, it now shows that the broadcast on 15575 kHz is
aimed at 40 degrees." And so it is, also for 14-15 UT Korean, and 00[sic]-
03 Spanish.

Well, well, KBS in HFCC! It's been missing for some seasons, nothing in
B-13 HFCC except one registration by RFI for a relay via Korea. I wonder
if they just installed a new antenna for NoAmerica, or if it's really been
at 40 degrees for a long time, just unknown with no new registration data.

Anyhow, A-14 isn't until tomorrow. Either way, 15575 kHz is still totally
wrong for a winter hi-latitude night-path. The 40-degree azimuth goes thru
Seattle, Salt Lake, Santa Fe, San Fernando and San Salvador, so not too
far from Enid and closer to Farmington.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 29)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   4820.591  {ex4795 kHz Radio Rossii relay TX unit.}
KGR1 Kyrgyz Radio 1, Krasnaya Rechka, Bishkek, QRM of XZDT PBS Xizang on
even 4820 kHz noted with S=9+10dB signal in Moscow remote SDR unit; at
1715 UT March 29, program contained more Russian talk than Kyrgyz in this
KGZ otlet.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

Good reception of Radio Maranatha (Shortwave Relay Service, connection to
TWR ME/CeAS section)

1600-1645 5130 BI  100 kW non-dir to CeAS. Non-stop music, SINPO 43443
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

MADAGASCAR   QSL - after several weeks with almost no QSLs, I received
6 in 4 days.

17540  RADIO MARA via TALATA Madagascar 17540 kHz. Full-data, including
program name & language, MGLOB card in 2 months. This is a very nice card
depicting a map of Madagascar comprised of a color montage of Madagascar
scenes. The ocean to the east is what appears to be a mat made of a very
fine straw-like material cut to the shape of the eastern coastline of the
island and then applied to the card.

Address: MGLOB SA, P.O.Box 404, Antananarivo - 101, Madagascar.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer March 30)

MADAGASCAR   QSLs from Radio Nederland Talata relay site.

At one time I found Radio Nederland's Madagascar relay to be an excellent
verifier for direct reports (although in one instance it took over
4 years). I appreciated this since my main interest is clandestine-type
broadcasts which often don't QSL, and in many cases it's difficult to even
find a postal or e-mail address.

In 2006 & 2007 I received 5 QSLs from Talata for clandestines. The usual
QSL from Rahamefy Eddy was a large folder card with a color map of
Madagascar on the front and full data, including program name, language,
and target area, on the inside. In one instance where 2 QSLs were enclosed
in the same envelope, they were thoughtful enough to send 2 different
cards. One was the usual folder, and the other was a photo card of the
station's mobile unit.

Unfortunately there was no response to the several reports and follow-ups
I sent after 2007. So I was really glad to receive a card for my recent
report to MGLOB.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer April 4)

I sent MGLOB an e-mail report for the recent PCJ 5th Anniversary Special,
so your QSL gives me hope. BTW, I QSLed the then-RN relay stn direct when
it first came on the air in 1971, and it was using the same B.P. 404
address then.
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer March 31)

Clandestine stn - Radio Impala via Madagascar relay 17540 kHz, nice FD QSL
card in 22 days for email report sent to the MGLOB transmitter site:
<monitoring -at- mglob.mg>
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld April 1)

MARIANA ISL [Tinian]   11995  RFA Radio Free Asia in Korean via Tinian
relay. Full-data 2014 Winter Olympic Games card in 12 days.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer March 31)

MOLDOVA  [UN to SUDAN]  9940  Observed at 0330-0530 UT on March 25-29 on
9940* kHz with powerhouse signal mainly with folk songs but also songs
like "No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The IDs were in
Vernaculars and seldom in English some like "United Nations - Mission
South Sudan".

{* usually Radio MIRAYA FM relay, via Grigoriopol Maiac site in
Transnistria - Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika; wb.}
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

MYANMAR   9730.0  Myanmar Radio, at 1032-1132* UT on April 2. Mostly two
announcers chatting in vernacular and playing some pop songs; several
series of ads; poor with strong ACI; off with usual indigenous theme
music.

Myanmar Radio/ABC "Lesson 13 - The Tour Guide".

The Wednesday edition of the ABC Radio Australia language lesson
("Lesson 13 - The Tour Guide").

<http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/sites/default/files/vn_eft_13_001.pdf>

from 1106 to 1117 UT; signal strength improved slowly against the ACI.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

Re 9729.998 kHz, Rangoon nearly exact on April 4 at 1028 UT, some 2 Hertz
lower side, aligned against WWVH 10 MHz, and RA SHP 9710.000 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 4)

MYANMAR   Shortwave schedule from Myanmar all to SoEaAsia.
{updated by wb, see 'Pyin U Lwin' site comment below. wb.}

2300-2330 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
2300-2330 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

2330-0030 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
2330-0030 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
2330-0030 6030 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
2330-0030 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Chin    Thazin Radio Reg. Sce

0030-0130 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0000-0130 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0000-0130 6030 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0030-0130 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Karen   Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0030-0130 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0030-0130 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0130-0200 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0130-0200 6030 PUL 050 kW 356 deg English Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0130-0200 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0130-0200 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Wa      Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0130-0200 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0200-0230 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0200-0230 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0200-0230 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Wa      Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0200-0230 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0230-0300 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0230-0300 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0230-0300 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Pa-O    Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0230-0300 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0300-0330 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0300-0330 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Pa-O    Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0300-0330 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0330-0430 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0330-0430 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0430-0530 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0430-0530 9460 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0430-0530 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Lhao Vo Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0430-0530 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0530-0630 9460 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0530-0630 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Po      Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0530-0630 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0630-0700 9460 PUL 050 kW 356 deg English Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0630-0700 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Kayah   Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0630-0700 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0700-0730 9460 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio
0700-0730 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Kayah   Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0700-0730 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg English Myanmar Radio

0730-0830 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0730-0830 9590 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Shan    Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0730-0830 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0830-0930 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0830-0930 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

0930-1000 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0930-1000 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0930-1000 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0930-1000 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
0930-1000 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
0930-1000 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Kachin Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
0930-1000 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

1000-1030 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1000-1030 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1000-1030 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1000-1030 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1000-1030 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1000-1030 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Kachin  Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
1000-1030 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

1030-1130 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1030-1130 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1030-1130 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1030-1130 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1030-1130 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1030-1130 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Pwo Kayin Thazin Radio Reg. Sce
1030-1130 9730 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

1130-1200 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1130-1200 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1130-1200 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1130-1200 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1130-1200 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1130-1200 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Sgaw Thazin Radio Reg. Sce

1200-1230 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1200-1230 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1200-1230 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1200-1230 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1200-1230 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Sgaw Thazin Radio Reg. Sce

1230-1300 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1230-1300 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1230-1300 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1230-1300 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1230-1300 7200 YAN 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1230-1300 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Mon     Thazin Radio Reg. Sce

1300-1330 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1300-1330 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1300-1330 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1300-1330 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce
1300-1330 7345 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Mon Thazin Radio Reg. Sce

1330-1430 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1330-1430 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1330-1430 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1330-1430 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Thazin Radio Gen. Sce

1430-1500 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1430-1500 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1430-1500 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1430-1500 6165 PUL 050 kW 356 deg English Thazin Radio Gen. Sce

1500-1530 5915 NAY 050 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1500-1530 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio
1500-1530 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Burmese Myanmar Radio

1530-1630 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg English Myanmar Radio
1530-1630 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg English Myanmar Radio

1630-1700 5986vYAN 025 kW 176 deg Unconfirmed lang Myanmar Radio
1630-1700 5986vYAN 025 kW 356 deg Unconfirmed lang Myanmar Radio

5986v=5985.85 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

6165 kHz is rather from PUL - "Pyin U Lwin" location.

The Myanmar public radio has three shortwave installations on air

at  Rangoon   - old capital site,
                some older 30 and 50 degr antennas of Empire era,
                but mainly on 356 and 176 degrees now.
                16 51 57.20 N  96 09 46.54 E
                <http://binged.it/QJ6TWk>
                <http://goo.gl/maps/AFw0x>

and Naypyidaw - new capital site, looks like a single corner
                reflector quadrant non-directional antenna at
                20 10 51.01 N  96 08 41.04 E
                <http://binged.it/QJ7gjU>
                <http://goo.gl/maps/Sniyu>

and 7 kilometers northwards at
Pyin U Lwin   - some Nautel / RIZ installations, I guess,
                antennas at 356 / 176 degrees on 41/49 mb,
                and at 52 / 232 degrees on 31 mb,
                20 14 15.37 N  96 08 03.17 E
                <http://binged.it/QJ8fAo>
                <http://goo.gl/maps/PXHAN>

But never have been realized the PLANNED 60 mb antenna installation at
017/197 degrees, as BACKUP for Rangoon 60meterband 4725 / 5040 kHz,
at Pyin U Lwin site.

1 - Rangoon 5985v 7200v 9730v kHz, but also alternate reserve
    even .000 kHz TX units at access.

2 - Naypyidaw 5915 kHz

3 - Pyin U Lwin 6030, 6165, x7110-now 7345, 9460, 9590 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 27)

NEW ZEALAND   Updated A-14 schedule of Radio New Zealand International

0459-0758  11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg All Pacific AM
0459-0758  11675 RAN 025 kW 035 deg All Pacific DRM

0759-1058   9700 RAN 050 kW 035 deg All Pacific AM
0759-1058   9890 RAN 025 kW 035 deg All Pacific DRM

1059-1158   9700 RAN 100 kW 325 deg NW Pacific, PNG, Timor AM
1059-1158   9890 RAN 025 kW 035 deg All Pacific DRM

1159-1258   9700 RAN 100 kW 325 deg NW Pacific, PNG, Timor AM

1300-1550   6170 RAN 050 kW 035 deg All Pacific AM

1551-1650   9700 RAN 050 kW 035 deg Cook Isl AM
1551-1650 NF9630 RAN 025 kW 035 deg Cook Isl DRM, ex7330

1651-1750 NF9700 RAN 50kW 35deg Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM, ex9615
1651-1750   9630 RAN 025 kW 035 deg Cook Isl, Samoa, Niue, Tonga DRM

1751-1850 NF9700 RAN 50kW 35deg Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM, ex9615
1751-1850NF11690 RAN 25kW 35deg Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga DRM,ex9630

1851-2050  11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga AM
1851-2050NF11690 RAN 025 kW 035 deg Cook Isl,Samoa,Niue,Tonga DRM,ex11675

2051-2150  11725 RAN 050 kW 035 deg Solomon Islands, Niue, Tonga AM
2051-2150  15720 RAN 025 kW 035 deg Solomon Islands, Niue, Tonga DRM

2151-0458  15720 RAN 050 kW 035 deg All Pacific AM
2151-0458  17675 RAN 025 kW 035 deg All Pacific DRM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 4)

NIGERIA   11769.880 kHz at 2140 UT March 25, low modulation, signal aimed
westwards to WeAF. Carrier stronger than modulation level. In peaks S=7 at
-80.4dBm. Hardly to understand or identify the language spoken tonight.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

Updated shortwave schedule of Voice of Nigeria
0500-0700   15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF English
0700-0800   15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF French
0730-0800    7255 AJA 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Hausa (7254.9)
0800-0900   15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF English
0800-0900    9690 AJA 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Hausa (9689.9)
0900-1000 NF15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF English, ex9690 WeCeAF
1000-1200    9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF English
1500-1600   15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF English
1600-1630   11770 IKO 250 kW 248 deg EaCeAF Swahili
1630-1700    9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Yoruba
1700-1730    9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Igbo
1730-1800   15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg NoAF Arabic
1800-2000    7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeAF English
1830-2000   15120 AJA 250 kW 007 deg NoAF English DRM (15119.9)
2000-2100    7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeAF French
2000-2100    9690 AJA 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Hausa (9689.9)
2100-2200    7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeAF Fulfulde
2100-2200   11770 AJA 250 kW 248 deg WeCeAF Hausa (11769.880)
2200-2300    7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WeAF Hausa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 25)

NIGERIA   15119.999  Vo NIG fluttery S=9-10 or -63dBm signal here in
Germany. 0900-1000 UT English, nx at 0900 UT female voice from Lagos.
At 0918 UT childrens hour radioplay.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

PAKISTAN   Only single frequency of Radio Pakistan on March 30:
0830-1100 15730 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR Urdu
1100-1105 15730 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR English

Very strong signal, but distorted audio quality. Nothing on other
registered frequencies for this time slot: 17700, 17720, or 21465 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

Radio PAK Islamabad on 15730 kHz also 1330-1530 UT.
S=7 up to S=9+5dB signal here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30)

Radio Pakistan seem to have got their second transmitter back on air.
It was audible on 17700 // 15730 this morning between 0830 and 1104 UT.
(Noel Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

Thanks to a tip of Noel in Blackpool U.K.: RP both 15730 and 17700 kHz.
On April 2nd, both transmitter on air, noted around 1055 UT when switched
on the rx, and time pips at 11.00:06 UT and ID nx, both bad audio quality,
but most terrible is 15730 kHz unit, -71dBm S=9 here in southern Germany.

Little better quality and stronger signal on 17700 kHz S=9+10dB at -65dBm
signal strength.

But heard UNDERNEATH another echo program during speaker pauses, maybe
late feed on the feeder way from Islamabad studio to the broadcast unit
center?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

Re: Only single frequency of Radio Pakistan on March 30.

And at 0500 UT on April 3rd Radio Pakistan started on 15730 and 17810 kHz
today in 0500-0700 slot to NE/ME/NoEaAF.

0500-0700  15730 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu
up to S=9 -72dBm signal in Germany, April 3.
0500-0700  17810 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE/ME Urdu
up to S=8 -78dBm signal in Germany, April 3.

Once again two programs feed simultaneously via the transmitter.

A lot of wooden Radio Pakistan registrations in A-14 season:

 4835 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 5080 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 5890 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 5905 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 6235 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 6280 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 7400 1045 1145 41           100 0    hin
 7400 1145 1215 41           100 0    guj
 7400 1145 1215 41           100 0    guj
 7400 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 7455 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 7470 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 7475 1145 1215 41           100 147  GUJ
 7510 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 7510 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 7515 1345 1445 40S          100 270  pus
 7530 1330 1530 37-39        250 282  urd
 7530 1600 1615 37-39        250 282  eng
 7530 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 7530 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
 9350 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd
 9370 1700 1800 40           100 260  pes
 9380 1330 1530 37-39        250 282  urd
 9385 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
 9385 1145 1215 41           100 147  GUJ
 9390 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
 9390 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
 9390 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd
 9470 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd
 9490 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
 9490 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
 9500 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd
 9560 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd
 9610 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
 9610 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
 9615 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
 9615 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
 9665 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
 9665 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
 9670 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn
 9800 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
 9800 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
 9805 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
 9805 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
 9850 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
 9850 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
11530 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
11530 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
11570 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
11575 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd
11580 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
11580 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd,ENG
11580 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
11595 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
11595 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
11600 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
11600 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn
11645 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd
11700 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
11700 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
11720 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn
11800 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd
11820 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
11820 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
11845 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn
11860 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
11860 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
11860 1045 1145 41           100 0    hin
11860 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
11865 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
11870 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
11870 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
11870 1045 1145 41           100 147  hin
11870 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
11880 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
11895 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
13660 1045 1145 41           100 0    hin
13660 1145 1215 41           100 147  guj
15105 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd,ENG
15105 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
15105 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
15180 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
15180 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
15185 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
15235 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
15265 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
15285 1600 1615 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
15290 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
15290 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
15290 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
15290 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
15290 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
15370 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
15370 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
15425 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
15490 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
15540 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
15540 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
15590 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
15620 0900 1000 41           100 118  ben
15620 1000 1030 41           100 118  nep
15700 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn     NEW
15725 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
15725 1700 1900 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
15730 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
15730 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd,ENG
15730 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
15730 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn     NEW
15800 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd,ENG
15800 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
17520 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
17520 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd
17550 1330 1530 37,38        250 282  urd,ENG
17600 1230 1300 41           100 147  sin
17600 1300 1330 41           100 147  tam
17700 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
17710 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
17720 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
17725 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn     NEW
17810 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd,ENG
17810 1200 1300 42S,43,44S,45250 70   cmn
17830 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
17830 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd
17895 0045 0215 49-51,54     250 118  urd
21460 0500 0700 37-39        250 282  urd
21465 0800 1104 18SE,27-29   250 313  urd,ENG
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

Strong signal, but distorted audio quality

0500-0700 15730 ISL 250 kW 282 deg  NE/ME Urdu   // 17810 April 2
0830-1100 15730 ISL 250 kW 313 deg  WeEUR Urdu   // 17700 April 3
1100-1105 15730 ISL 250 kW 313 deg  WeEUR En     // 17700 April 3+
1200-1300 15730 ISL 250 kW  70 deg  EaAS  Chinese// 17810 April 3+
1330-1530 15235 ISL 250 kW 282 deg  NE/ME Urdu
                                    // 17550 April 3 under IRN
+ mixing overlap with Urdu Service
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

PALAU   9930  QUE ME Radio via Palau. Full-data 25th Anniversary card,
including program name, from World Harvest Radio, 61300 S. Ironwood Rd.,
South Bend, IN 46614, USA. In 9 weeks.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer March 31)

PNG   3364.983  Radio Milne Bay, Alotau. Some authority report on hospital
matter of the province island(?) to the crowd, and some applause in
between, in English language. Bad microphone audio performance, and some
gale noise interference in between, til 1133 UT March 28. Most powerful
signal on 90 meterband, S=9+10dB -68dBm power.

3905.000  NBC New Ireland Kavieng, in Pidgin and some English phrase, ID
at 1137 UT, S=8 -79dBm signal strength, noted on remote unit at Brisbane
downunder SDR unit.

3259.994  {R Madang-PNG?} tiny carrier seen here, S=3-4 under threshold
at -99dBm level, 1143 UT March 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

PHILIPPINES   15420  Radio Free Sarawak is on a temporary relocation
break.

[to MLA - SARAWAK]   Radio Free Sarawak is on a temporary relocation
break. Their website states: "We will be back on air Monday 7th April with
an exciting new team as well as our friendly familiar DJs".

Current A-14 schedule is:
1100-1230 15420 PUG 250 kW 280 deg to SoEaAS Iban Mon-Sat only.
via RVA Palauig, PHL relay site.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, dxld April 1)

PHILIPPINES/TAJIKISTAN/UZBEKISTAN   Summer A-14 new frequencies of Korean
clandestine stations.

Summer A-14 new frequencies of Korean clandestine stations

Open Radio North Korea, is not 9910 kHz from March 30
1230-1430  9910 DB  100 kW 71 deg to KRE,Korean, AIR in Dari from 1315!!

Radio Free Chosun
1300-1500 NF15630 PUG 250 kW 20 deg to KRE,Korean, ex15720 1200-1400 A-13

North Korea Reform Radio, not 1400-1600 UT on 7590 kHz
1500-1600 NF 9380 TAC 100 kW 70 deg to KRE,Korean, ex 7595 1400-1600 A-13

Radio Free North Korea
1530-1630 11550   DB  100 kW 71 deg to KRE,Korean, ex11570 1530-1530 A-13

Voice of Martyrs
1600-1730 NF 7525 TAC 100 kW 65 deg to KRE,Korean, ex 7515 same time A-13
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 1)

RUSSIA   [Abkhazia]  Avtoradio Sukhumi 1350 kHz. Autoradio broadcasts on a
frequency of 1350.04 kHz Sukhum, Abkhazia.
(Oleg-MSK_RUS mwoffsets April 2)

RUSSIA   Voice of Russia A-14 summer schedule?

Dear Vadim,
Do you have any definite information about the closure of the Voice of
Russia on Shortwave and Mediumwave?

Some sources say that tomorrow will be the last day, others say April
30th.
We shall be very thankful for any information.

Best wishes from Germany,
Michael Bethge
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Postfach 1214
61282 Bad Homburg
GERMANY
Fax:      +49 6172 123117
E-Mail:   <mail -at- wwdxc.de>
Internet: <http://www.wwdxc.de>
(via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

Dear Michael,
The final day of Voice of Russia existence is March 31st. All VoR
contracts with any transmitting station end at this day. People at VoR
have contracts with different end date but the last (farthest) is April
30th.

The new Agency will definitely continue local FM relays at most places
where VoR had relays - VoR staff confirmed they prepared contracts for the
new Agency on behalf of New Agency "Russia Today" (it is NOT the same as
RT TV!). But there is no information that New Agency will sign any
contract to broadcast on MW or SW. So the final day of MW/SW external
broadcasting from Russia will be March 31st.

If I'll get any update I'll let you know. But from what I know about the
new structure they do not think that radio is somehow important, and MW/SW
- "last century".

Best regards, Vadim
(via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 31)

RUSSIA   Final SW schedule of Radio Voice of Russia March 30/31

0600-0700 13800 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0600-0700 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English

0700-0800 13800 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0700-0800 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English

0800-0900  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
0800-0900  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
0800-0900 13800 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English DRM
0800-0900 21800 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to AUS   English

0900-1000  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR German DRM Ch1
0900-1000  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch2

1000-1200  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR German DRM Ch1
1000-1200  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch2
1000-1200 13805 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1000-1200 13860 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to EaAS  Chinese

1200-1300  7235 IRK 100 kW 110 deg to EaAS  Japanese (5965)
1200-1300  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
1200-1300  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
1200-1300 13805 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1200-1300 13860 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to EaAS  Chinese

1300-1400  7235 IRK 100 kW 110 deg to EaAS  Japanese (5965)
1300-1400  7300 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS  Hindi DRM
1300-1400  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
1300-1400  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2
1300-1400 13805 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400 13860 IRK 250 kW 152 deg to EaAS  Chinese

1400-1500  7300 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS  Urdu DRM
1400-1500  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR English DRM Ch1
1400-1500  9850 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR Russian DRM Ch2

1500-1700  6035 IRK 250 kW 180 deg to SoEaAS English
1500-1700 12035 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR German DRM

1700-1800  9880 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM
1700-1800  9820 IRK 015 kW 224 deg to SoAS  English DRM
1700-1800 12035 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR German DRM

1800-1900  9880 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM
1800-1900 12035 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR German DRM

1900-2000  9880 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM
Tis was the last Voice of Russia shortwave signal noted here in Germany.

6155 kHz was not on air at 2000-2200 UT, also missed already in past days
too. Only IRIB Iran broadcast on that channel. wb.
2000-2100  6155 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to SoEUR Spanish DRM
2100-2200  6155 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to SoEUR English DRM
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

Wer die letzten 2 Stunden des dahin-Siechens der VoRUS miterleben will

1800-1900  9880 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM
1800-1900 12035 MSK 040 kW 260 deg to WeEUR German DRM

schoene 9.7 kHz breite digitale DRM Signale auch heute Abend March 31,
2014.  S=9+40dB signals on
1900-2000 9880 KLG 015 kW 220 deg to WeEUR French DRM

und das neue Medium auch, die RIA Website
<http://ria.ru>     hat bereits die verschiedenen Sprachen im Menue:
<http://de.ria.ru>  fuer Deutsch
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28/31)

RUSSIA   7320  QSL Radio Rossii via GTRK Magadan 7320 kHz, ND QSL card and
brief cover letter in English from Alexander Lytkin, Chief Engineer of
Radio Broadcasting Service. Took 84 days for postal report in Russian with
audio CD to

ul. Kommuny 8/12, 685024 Magadan, Russia.

Was very happy to receive this one, given Radio Rossii's recent departure
from shortwave.
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld April 1)

RUSSIA   7210  Radio Free Asia via Irkutsk relay site, Sochi Olympics
commemorative card after 9 days. QSL was FD except for site. Email report
with MP3 recording was sent to
<qsl -at- rfa.org>
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld April 1)

RUSSIA   Schedule for WRN Russian. Effective from  30 March 2014

0000-0030 Mon-Sat Radio Prague
0000-0030 Sun Radio Exterior de Espana
0000-0100 Radio Slovakia International
0100-0130 KBS World Radio
0130-0200 Islamic Civilization
0200-0230 Polish Radio
0230-0300 Radio Prague
0300-0315 Radio UN
0313-0330 World Radio WRN
0330-0400 NHK Radio Japan
0400-0430 Mon-Fri Radio Slovakia International
0400-0430 Sat Russian Radio Australia
0400-0430 Sun Radio Exterior de Espana
0430-0500 Islamic Civilization
0500-0530 Polish Radio
0530-0600 KBS World Radio
0600-0630 Voice of Vietnam
0630-0700 Radio UN
0700-0730 Mon-Sat Islamic Civilization
0700-0770 Sun Radio Exterior de Espana
0730-0800 Radio Prague
0800-0830 Sat-Thu Radio Slovakia International
0800-0830 Fri Russian Radio Australia
0830-0900 Polish Radio
0900-0930 Voice of Vietnam
0930-1000 KBS World Radio
1000-1015 Radio UN
1015-1030 World Radio WRN
1030-1100 Radio Prague
1100-1130 NHK Radio Japan
1130-1200 Polish Radio
1200-1230 Islamic Civilization
1230-1300 Radio Prague
1300-1330 KBS World Radio
1330-1400 Radio Slovakia International
1400-1430 Polish Radio
1430-1445 Radio UN
1445-1500 World Radio WRN
1500-1530 Radio Prague
1530-1600 Islamic Civilization
1600-1630 NHK Radio Japan
1630-1700 KBS World Radio
1700-1730 Radio Prague
1730-1800 NHK Radio Japan
1800-1830 Polish Radio
1830-1900 Sun-Thu Radio Slovakia International
1830-1900 Fri Russian Radio Australia
1830-1900 Sat Radio Exterior de Espana
1900-1930 Voice of Vietnam
1930-1945 Radio UN
1945-2000 World Radio WRN
2000-2030 Radio Slovakia International
2030-2100 Islamic Civilization
2100-2130 Radio Prague
2130-2200 Sat-Thu KBS World Radio
2130-2200 Fri Russian Radio Australia
2200-2230 Islamic Civilization
2230-2245 Radio UN
2245-2300 World Radio WRN
2300-2330 Radio Slovakia International
2330-2400 Polish Radio
(Editor RUSdx March 30)
 web netradio only ? - or via MW 738 kHz at Moscow Kurkino ?

RUSSIA   738MW, United Nations R via WRN, Kurkino/Moscow, 0305-0310,
Mar 11, Russian news, 55454.

765MW, R Rossii Karelia, Pedaselga/Petrozavodsk, 0307-0311, Mar 11,
Russian, regional programme, news, weather, 54554.

855MW, R Rossii Penza, Kamenka, 0313-0315, Mar 11, Russian, regional
programme, news, 32432.

918MW, R Rossii Pomorye, Koskovo/Arkhangelsk, 0313-0315, Mar 11,
Russian regional programme, 33443.

945MW, R Rossii Don TR, Novocherkassk, 0315-0318, Mar 11, Russian
sports news, 43443.

1080MW, R Rossii Mordovia, Kovylkino, 0319-0322, Mar 11, Russian
warning report on spring fleeding, news, 54444.

1134MW, R Teos, Kurkino/Moscow, 0325-0335, Mar 11, Russian, religious
programme, 45444.

1287MW, R Rossii, Grozny, Chechnya, 1800-1825, Mar 10, Russian, Moscow
programme relay, 34443.
(Alexander Beryozkin, St.Petersburg-RUS, dswci April 2)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.873 kHz  Solomon Islands 60 metres returned, noted
at 1045 UT March 28. S=9+10dB -63dBm signal in downunder remote Australia
unit. Yes, annoying Radio Rebelde Cuba 5025 kHz splash splatter of
adjacent upper side.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

5019.88  Solomon Islands 60 metres returns.
SIBC noted reactivated here at 0855 UT on March 28.

Audio seems subdued compared with the past, and Rebelde 5025 kHz annoying
splatter. Nothing audible on 9545 kHz and 6080 kHz still has RA opening
at 0900 UT to cover Brazilian.
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, dxld March 28)

SEYCHELLES   Last chance to hear BBC Seychelles relay.

A reminder that Saturday is the last day of operations of the BBC's Indian
Ocean relay. The schedule is as follows

0400-0600 BBCWS in English on 15420 and 12095
0600-0800 BBCWS in English on 15420 and 17640
1100-1130 BBCWS in Somali  on 15530
1400-1500 BBCWS in Somali  on 15420 and 17690
1500-2000 BBCWS in English on 15420 and 12095

The last transmission has been coming into the UK nicely recently on both
frequencies.

On a personal note, I'll be sorry to see this relay station go, as it
served me very well when living in Kenya, especially before the BBCWS FM
relays opened. I first lived to Kenya in 1987, the year before the
Seychelles relay opened. Although I can't say that reception of BBCWS was
difficult then, at certain times of the day the signals from the UK,
Cyprus or Ascension were not as good as one would have liked. This all
changed when Seychelles came on stream. It is an ideal one-hop distance
away from Kenya and gave superb reception, especially when using the
higher frequencies on which there is almost no selective fading and low
background noise (those were pre-computer days!). It was one of those
cases where a solid SW signal is just as good as a strong local MW one.

The SW schedule used to be much more extensive than it is now, with both
transmitters on the air in English most of the daytime on 15420 and 17885
kHz.

This was overkill (at least in Kenya) as both frequencies were ultra-
reliable. You could even hear, very faintly in the background, some
control tones. When I mentioned this to a UK-based BBC engineer he was
amazed as he said the tones were at a very low level that and were
intended only to be detected by equipment. The designers had told the BBC
that no humans would be able to hear the tones on shortwave.
(Chris Greenway-UK, BrDXC-UK ng March 28)

Noch ein paar Minuten laufen die Seychellen auf 12095 (35322) und
schwaecher auf 15420 (25311) ... staerker kommt das Programm freilich via
Ascension auf 15400 (55433) kHz.
(Eike Bierwirth-D, A-DX March 29)

QSL BBC Seychelles relay.
Mein Bericht ging an die Adresse   <jose.tambara -at- babcock.sc>
Mr. Jose Tambara (Senior Engineer) ist auch der VS.
(Kurt Enders-D, A-DX March 2)

... noch ein Link auf die BBC Relaisstation Seychelles.
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/srmartin/sets/72157627864492592/>

<http://binged.it/QpgTEg>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 29)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5019.88  SIBC, on March 30 at 0845-0901 UT, 35333-35433
Pidgin, talk, ID at 0856 and 0859 UT.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 1)

5019.873  Solomon Islands 60 metres returned, noted at 1045 UT March 28.
S=9+10dB -63dBm signal in downunder remote Australia unit.

Yes, annoying Radio Rebelde Cuba 5025 kHz splash splatter of adjacent
upper side.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

SRI LANKA   11905  {S-L} Broadcasting Corp. via Ekala on 11905 kHz. Full-
data color studio building & tower card in 18 months. V/s Deputy Director
General
(Engineering).

15180  Voice of/from WILDERNESS via Trincomalee. Full-data Wildlife of Sri
Lanka card in 17 months for a report to SLBC. V/s Director of Audience
Relations. This card arrived in the same envelope as the SLBC card.
(Wendel Craighead-KS-USA, DXplorer March 31)

SRI LANKA   13655 PCJ Radio International are changing frequency again for
their Sunday hour-long broadcast (targeting SoEaAsia from Trincomalee, Sri
Lanka)

"From Sunday March 30th our new time is 1230 to 1330 UTC on 13655 kHz."

[later]  13720  As of the 5th of April we will move to 13720 kHz." [at
1230-1330 UT]
(Keith Perron-TWN, on PCJ Media F_B March 25 / 31)

13720  PCJ Radio International. We are also on air next Sat 1230-1328 UT
{on 13720 kHz // REE Noblejas 13720DRM mode.
(Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer March 30)

New time and frequency of PCJ Radio International from March 30
1230-1330 NF13655 TRM 125 kW 45deg to EaAS English Sun, ex11835 1330-1430
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

SRI LANKA   13655  PCJ Radio Trincomalee Sri Lanka bcast, changing
frequency again, re 13650 / 13655 kHz.

usually Voice of Korea uses this channel since few seasons ...
and underneath poor KRE D.P.R. Korea
at different 238degr azimuth to South East Asia too

1000-1057 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1157 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS French
1200-1250 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS
1300-1357 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1400-1450 13650 KUJ 200 kW 238 deg to SoEaAS Korean KCBS

[later]  At least REE Madrid Noblejas power house is co-channel 13720 kHz
with DRM mode transmission 11-13 UT today, noted in Germany with S=9+25dB
or -52dBm signal. But in SoEaAS, Pacific and Far Eastern Asia may
different signal.

13660  Kigali Afar is not a problem in Europe either, only S=6 -90dBm tiny
noisy signal. Was ON AIR on Sundays, but not much strong into Europe
today.

[later]  13655  March 30, Victor,
same negative result again here in Europe, like previous 9335 and
11835/12015 kHz tests.

As you explained in recent mail, it's not possible
to cover all thrice, So / Ea / SoEaAsia, together

a n d   a l s o   ME/NE/Europe with a 30degrees outlet out of Trincomalee.
Yes, 13680 and 13820 kHz are still my favorites, despite of CHN jamming
13830 kHz. But even clear 13680 kHz channel would not help TODAY with tiny
signal. Propagation is not proper though this UT afternoon, also read now
my negative monitoring:

TRINCO started at 12.29:12 UT, some 5 Hertz down 13654.995 kHz frequency,
but narrowed around 13654.998 kHz now.

NIL signal 13654.998 kHz at
Iceland
Stockholm
Poland,
all Germany,
Switzerland,
Italy,

only tiny signal around threshold S=3 on Zakynthos island in Greece.

But at Sydney Australia 13655 at  -84dBm S=7 signal,
but at Brisbane AUS     13655 at  -72dBm S=9+5dB signal,
but at Fukushima and Osaka JPN at -75dBm S=8-9 signals.

And now at 1300 UT 500 kW Urumqi started on 13650 kHz ... powerhouse.
13660 Kigali Afar is not a problem in Europe either, only S=6 -90dBm.

So again, 13680 (or even 13820 kHz too) are my favorites.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 30/31)

SUDAN   Radio Omdurman Sudan and Voice of Africa Sudan Radio have been
inactive for past few weeks. Various checks between March 28 and April 2
confirm this. Here's a tentative summer A-14 schedule

Radio Omdurman Sudan
0215-0430  7205 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic
1430-1530  7205 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic
1930-2100  7205 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic

Voice of Africa, Sudan Radio
0600-0630  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Tigrinya
0630-0700  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Amharic
0700-0800  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Swahili
0800-0900  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF English
1630-1730  9505 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF French
1730-1830  9505 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF English
1830-1930  9505 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Hausa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

TAJIKISTAN   4765.05  Tajik R. Dushanbe Yangi Yul, March 28 at 1445-1502
UT, 35333 Tajik, talk and music, ID at 1500 UT.
(Kouji Hashimoto-JPN, dxld April 1)
4765.051 kHz  measured April 3 at 1600 UT, wb.

TAJIKISTAN - probably. [to CAMBODIA]  17860.0015  Re: Voice of Khmer via
Dushanbe Tajikistan. On March 26 transmitter sign-on exact at 11.19:36 UT,
noted S=9+10dB -66dBm signal here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 26)

The new station, Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok, has only been on the air for
a few days, as perhaps noted by other ARDXC members. I monitored it's
broadcast last night for the full 30 min transmission, and it puts a very
solid signal into Mount Evelyn. Here is the entry from my logbook:

17860, TAJIKISTAN (perhaps...)  Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok. Site is
unconfirmed at this time. Hummy transmitter on at 1125 then s/on 1130 in
Cambodian with ID and opening announcements. Then a short burst of
instrumental music before long talks with occasional mentions of
Kampuchea, Khmer and Phnom Penh. Later, another short burst of music
before ID, website and email addresses, then music to s/off at 1200. Big
signal throughout with some slight transmitter hum from the beginning of
the broadcast until 1150 when the hum just disappeared! I guess they must
have found the fault!! The sound of the transmitter does smack somewhat of
Dushanbe. Mar 22. I have the audio of the last few minutes of the
transmission on the MEDXR website if you're interested.

<http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/new-voice-of-khmer-mchas-srok-audio-clip.html>
(Rob VK3BVW Wagner, ARDXC ng via dxld)

17860, TAJIKISTAN (perhaps...)  Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok is powering
into Eastern Australia again tonight and is S9+ and basically noise free
at my place in the Hawkesbury region near Sydney. On my WinRadio Excalibur
I measure the actual frequency as 17860.130 kHz.

While I keep monitoring on my Excalibur I have also just had a multi-stop
jump around the world using my Perseus in remote mode. The signal is being
received at good strength in Vorenezh and Moscow in Russia, but the
strength is significantly less than what I am receiving here. The signal
remains very solid in Western Europe Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain,
France, England. It's a bit weaker in Finland and Sweden, and it ranges
from low signal or inaudible across the USA (East, Mid, West), Canada and
Japan.
(Mark Fahey, Sydney-AUS, dxld March 24)

THAILAND   15590  on April 3 at 0205 UT, no signal from R. Thailand on
listed new frequency for NoAmerica, at 0000-0230 UT, in English except at
0100-0200 UT; presumably propagation will improve. Last summer these were
on 15275 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 3)

re 15590 kHz in A-14
  kHz    UTC    ITU  tx  kW  azi  slew ant
15590 0000-0030 7-8 UDO 250    6  -24  216 Eng THA NBT IBB
15590 0030-0100 6-7 UDO 250   38    8  216 Eng THA NBT IBB
15590 0100-0200 6-7 UDO 250   38    8  216 Tha THA NBT IBB
15590 0200-0230 7-8 UDO 250    6  -24  226 Eng THA NBT IBB
15590 0230-0330 7-8 UDO 250    6  -24  226 Tha THA NBT IBB

exciting difficult propagation path at 6 / 38 degrees direct via the
Arctic North Pole area.

Yes, tonight April 4 heard a very tiny signal, noted ONLY
S=7   in Vancouver-CAN,
S=5-6 in Alb-CAN and remote unit at NY-USA.
Not to mention of poor tiny S=4 on threshold level here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 4)

UKRAINE   549MW, Ukrainian Radio 1, Luch/Nikolayev, 1852 UT on March 10,
Ukrainian, poems read by children, 54554.

837MW, Ukrainian Radio 1, Taranovka/Kharkov, 1853 UT on March 10,
Ukrainian, 54554 // 549MW.
(Alexander Beryozkin, St.Petersburg-RUS, dswci April 2)

11980  Radio Dniprovska Khvylya, Zaporizhia. I got a full color fully
completed QSL-card which was sent in an envelope in the mail. The report
sent by E-mail:
<radiodh @ rambler.ru>
(Lazarev in "deneb-radio-dx" via RUS-DX #761, March 30)

UKRAINE   Ukrainskoe Radio was heard with s/on on 29 March at 0800 UT and
on 30 March already at 0700 UT. At 0710 UT the prgr called "Ukrainskaia
Khvilia" (Ukrainian Wave) was.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

U.K.   7300  Akhbar Mufriha when listening to CRI before sign off on
7205 kHz on 2000 UT I found on 7300 kHz with a station in presumed
Tamazight (on 31 March). With more careful listening on April 1st I have
heard on 1959 UT starting in Arabic and IDing as Akbar Mufriha and
mentioning about Amazir language. Program till 2010 UT in Tamazight then
in Arabic till 2034-6 UT then into Tamazight-like language with harsher
spelling (possibly Tachelhit) with seemingly religious content.
(Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx April 3)

Correct time report ?  HFCC has this one hour later:
7300kHz 2100-2145UT  37S WOF 250 170 551 3003-261014 Arabic  G  HCJ BAB
since 28 Febr 2014 already scheduled, to NoAF and WeAF, Sahel zone.

another B-14 FEBA ASC outlet in Hassinya Pulaar langs,
9530 kHz in B-13, and now in A-14 on 11985 kHz
11985kHz 2145-2215UT 46W ASC 250 27 547 123.567 3003-261014 Fuc G HCJ BAB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

U.K.   BBC Radio 4 - LW 198 kHz Interruptions to Transmission.

1000-1730 UT transmission interruption
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/help-receiving/droitwich_planned_work>

As expected, 693, 1053 and 1215 kHz from Droitwich were also off during
the daytime today, the first day of this work. I heard no sign of the
reported replacement transmitter for 198 kHz. All that was audible were
the weak signals from the Scottish transmitters that we usually hear in
the south when 198 kHz Droitwich is off.

Listening to 693 and 1053 kHz in the absence of Droitwich revealed just
how poor the frequency synchronisation now is on these channels. When the
BBC operated them, the maximum permitted frequency deviation was one-
twentieth of a Hertz (0.00005 kHz). This meant that in the worst possible
circumstances, with one transmitter in the network 0.00005 kHz high and
another 0.00005 kHz low, and both audible at a particular location, the
listener would hear a fade every 10 seconds.

It's long been clear that this standard is no longer adhered to, but it
was very obvious today. The situation is even worse on 1053 kHz as
talkSPORT don't even bother to synchronise their audio either, with
multiple echoes.
(Chris Greenway-UK, BrDXC-UK ng March 29)

The BBC's Droitwich longwave transmitter in Worcestershire will be off the
air during the daytime for several weeks from 29 March until some time in
summer for refurbishment of the aerial and the two masts which support it.
The work is weather dependent and will mean the UK's main longwave
transmitter on 198 kHz will close most days from approx 1000-1730 BST
during this period.

The closure also affects three mediumwave transmitters at Droitwich (BBC
Radio 5 on 693 kHz, Talk Sport on 1053 kHz and Absolute Radio on 1215
kHz). A temporary mast has been installed at Kenilworth presumably for
local coverage (see below).

Temporary Droitwich mast in Kenilworth The Droitwich transmitter is moving
to a temporary mast at Chase Lane, Kenilworth. A 52m high mast in Chase
Farm will be operational within weeks and is set to run all day for the
next six months. The structure will remain in place until September and
serve as an alternative while essential maintenance is undertaken at the
nearby Droitwich transmitter. Communications company Arqiva, which is
behind the mast, said it should all be up and running on 23 March. It is
possible, but by no means certain, that some people may experience some
interference to fixed line phones due to the phone line acting like a
receive antenna.
(Kenilworth weekly news 7 March via Mike Barraclough-UK,
BrDXC-UK Communication magazine April 2014)

U.K.  (Worcestershire): Die BBC ueberholt ab dem 29. Maerz 2014 ihre
Langwellenstation in Droitwich, wovon dann auch die benachbarte
Mittelwelle betroffen ist.

Die Station versorgt auf 198 kHz einen Grossteil Englands und Wales mit
BBC Radio 4, die Mittelwelle 693 kHz strahlt BBC Radio 5 Live fuer die
Midlands und Ost-Wales aus.

Waehrend der auf drei Monate veranschlagten Arbeiten an der
Langwellenantenne und ihren beiden Masten wird die Langwelle werktags etwa
10.00-17.00 Uhr LT Ortszeit ausgeschaltet und die Mittelwelle an eine
Ersatzanlage in Kenilworth verlegt. Die Hoererschaft wird auf die
digitalen Verbreitungswege verwiesen.

Ein Teil des Versorgungsgebietes von BBC Radio 4 duerfte auch von den auf
selber Welle arbeitenden schottischen Langwellensendern Burghead und
Westerglen erreicht werden. Die Hoererschaft in den suedlichen
Versorgungsgebieten von BBC Radio 5 Live soll es auch mit der Mittelwelle
909 kHz versuchen. Auf
<www.bbc.co.uk/reception>
will die BBC zeitnah ueber den Stand der Arbeiten bzw. Senderabschaltungen
berichten.
<www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/help-receiving/droitwich_planned_work>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK ng/dxld 26 March, via
Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

3955DRM  WOF - Late Info DRM.
Apologies for this late info passed onto me from someone I guess.
On Sunday of A-14 WOF Woofferton site will just have a single hour of
3955 DRM mode between 05 & 06 UT.
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsite March 30)

U.K./USA   A-14  Voice of Vietnam relays via BABCOCK provider

0100-0128 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM English
0130-0228 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM Vietnamese
0230-0258 12005 WOF 250 kW 282 deg to NoAM English

A-14  Voice of Vietnam via WHRI-1

0300-0330  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM Spanish
0330-0400  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM English
0400-0430  6175 HRI 250 kW 173 deg to SoAM Spanish
0430-0530  6175 HRI 250 kW 260 deg to CeAM Vietnamese

Very strong signal in Bulgaria both frequencies
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

USA   [SLOVAK REPUBLIC non]  9955 - Radio Slovakia International via WRMI,
QSL card, business card, sticker, staff photo, and program schedule after
20 days. Card was FD except for site. v/s was Gavin Shoebridge. Email
report was sent to
<englishsection -at- slovakradio.sk>
(Bruce Portzer-WA-USA, dxld April 1)

USA   Very odd frequency of Brother Stair TOM via WBCQ March 29/30/31
0000-0300  7488.6 BCQ 50 kW 245 deg to EaNoAM English, instead of 7490kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3)

7490.035  WBCQ transmitter outlet wandered a very wide range of 45 Hertz,
up and down between from 7490.015 ... to 7490.060 kHz, S=9+10dB or -64dBm
on remote post in NY-US, 2115-2130 UT on April 3.

7489.821  much more downwards wandered here 60 Hertz up and down again, at
2310 UT on April 3.

7489.798  Brother Stair on program here, much more downwards wandered
60 Hertz up and down again, at 0040 UT on April 4.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 3/4)

USA   5920  And once again the Marie Lamb's voice was heard with the very
last DXing With Cumbre on 31 March from 0202 UT on 5920 kHz, featuring
Chris Lopdall's "Pirates With Cumbre" from 0207 UT. Maybe WHRI will
repeating that program more?
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

USA   A14 schedule of Okeechobee WRMI, Brother Stair, Radio Africa,
Family Radio, RTI, NHK.

0000-0100  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0000-0100  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0000-0100  9495 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to CARR   Various WRMI programs
0000-0100  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   Various WRMI programs

0100-0300  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0100-0300  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0100-0300  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0100-0300  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   Various WRMI programs

0300-0400  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0300-0400  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0300-0400  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0300-0400  7730 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to MEX    Spanish R.Taiwan Int.
0300-0400  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   Various WRMI programs

0400-0430  5985 YFR 100 kW 222 deg to MEX    Spanish R.Japan NHK World

0400-0500  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0400-0500  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0400-0500  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0400-0500  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   Various WRMI programs
0400-0500 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Brother Stair

0500-0600  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0500-0600  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0500-0600  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0500-0600  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   English Brother Stair
0500-0600 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Brother Stair

0600-0800  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0600-0800  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0600-0800  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0600-0800  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   English Brother Stair
0600-0800 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Brother Stair

0800-1000  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
0800-1000  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
0800-1000  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
0800-1000  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   English Brother Stair

1000-1100  7570 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
1000-1100  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   English WRMI programs

1100-1300  9495 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to CARR   English Brother Stair
1100-1300  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English Brother Stair
1100-1300  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM Various WRMI programs

1300-1400  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English Brother Stair
1300-1400  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM Various WRMI programs
1300-1400 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Brother Stair

1400-2000  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English Brother Stair
1400-2000  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
1400-2000 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Brother Stair
1400-2000 17790 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Radio Africa

2000-2100  9690 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English Brother Stair
2000-2100  9955 YFR 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM English Brother Stair
2000-2100 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Radio Africa
2000-2100 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR  English Brother Stair

2100-2200  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair Mon-Fri
2100-2200  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM Various WRMI programs Sat/Sun
2100-2200 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Radio Africa

2200-2300  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
2200-2300  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
2200-2300  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair Mon-Fri
2200-2300  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM Various WRMI programs Sat/Sun
2200-2300 15190 YFR 100 kW 087 deg to NoCeAF English Radio Africa

2300-2400  5850 YFR 100 kW 355 deg to EaNoAM English TruNews+Music
2300-2400  7455 YFR 100 kW 285 deg to MEX    English TruNews+Music
2300-2400  9495 YFR 100 kW 181 deg to CARR   Spanish Family Radio
2300-2400  9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM   Various WRMI programs
2300-2400 13695 YFR 100 kW 151 deg to NoSoAM Spanish Family Radio

[later]  Added 7730 kHz from 2200 to 0200 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 2)

VANUATU   The following was posted to the NZ Radio DX League's 'DX Dialog'
group yesterday by Paul Ormandy:

A ham friend in Vanuatu Rod YJ8RN, does some maintenance work for Radio
Vanuatu. Here is a brief summary of current transmissions.

"Radio Vanuatu, VBTC, has 1125 kHz Vila (working), 1179 kHz Santo (off
air), 3945 kHz (Working) and 7260 kHz (working).

In the past they dual freq TX with 3945 kHz night and 7260 kHz day. When
that died I did it for about 18 months with 400 W AM.

Then they got 2 single freq solid state TX, about 6 kW. The 7260 kHz was
out for a year and 3945 kHz since the end of last year.

I was trying to get the 811 amp going to do the TX for them again, but
they got both working about 2 weeks ago and now run both channels
simultaneously 24hrs/7d. The modulation is off from 10pm till 6am local."

I queried the final sentence with Paul, given Ron Howard's overnight
receptions.

He adds: "Rod means open carrier, i.e. they leave the transmitter on but
run no audio ... However, it seems they just leave a PC running music from
what you say."
(Bryan Clark-Mangawhai-NZL, dxld March 28)

VANUATU   3945.000  Radio Vanuatu from Port Vila, noted around 1105 UT
March 28, S=9+5dB -66dBm signal logged on remote unit at downunder. Smooth
sweet South Sea song at 1110 UT.

Tiny signal underneath from JOZ5 Radio Nikkei 2nd channel from Chiba-
Nagara Japan.

7260.0  Much TERRIBLE program mixture of at least 3-4 different radio
programs at 1115 UT. Most strong ahead noted proper CRI Japanese-Chinese
lesson of CRI Xian 500kW S=9+20dB -58dBm strength, underneath at least CNR
Xinjiang-CHN and probably Mongolian Radio-2 and R Vanuatu too. Latter
should be checked on other time slot of the day again.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 28)

VATICAN STATE   I have received the latest schedule from Vatican Radio in
spreadsheet format. It is attached for your review and use in the upcoming
dxld.
(Ed Insinger-NJ-USA, dxld March 28)

Tnx. Converting that format to text is more trouble than I am up to, but
here it is in the original.

Attachment(s) from Glenn Hauser 1 of 1 File(s)

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dxld/attachments/123062745;_ylc=X3oDM
TJyanVmODRwBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzEyMzk3NzI3BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwODM5NjM3OQR
zZWMDYXR0YWNobWVudARzbGsDdmlld09uV2ViBHN0aW1lAzEzOTYyMTU0MTAprograms_sched
ule_A_2014_1.xlsx>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld March 30)

VATICAN STATE   [MADAGASCAR/MARIANA ISLS/PHILIPPINES/USA/UZBEKISTAN]

VATICAN RADIO A14 GENERAL SCHEDULE - April - October 2014
UTC = Universal Time Coordinated.

Programmes broadcast on MW and FM are intended for Rome Italy area.

Africa
02.30 French not SW registered
03.00 English 7360ma 9660
03.30 Kiswahili 7360ma 9660
03.45 Somali [1] 9660 11625ma
04.00 Amharic, Tigrigna 11625 13765
04.30 French 11625 13765ma
05.00 English 11625 13765ma
05.30 Portuguese 11625 13765ma 15570
06.00 French 13765 15570
06.30 English 13765 15570
08.30 Ge'ez Liturgy [1 / h] 15595 17590
10.00 Angelus [1 / h] 585 21560
12.00 Italian News 585 21560
16.00 Kiswahili 13765ma 15570
16.15 Kiswahili [excl 7] 13765ma 15570
16.15 Somali [7] 13765
16.30 Amharic, Tigrigna 13765ma 15570
17.00 French 13765 15570
17.30 English 11625 13765 15570
18.00 Portuguese 11625 13765 15570
18.40 Rosary 585 13765 15570
19.02 Spanish [7] 13765 15570
20.00 English 13765 15570
20.30 French 13765 15570

Americas
00.30 Portuguese not SW registered
01.00 Spanish not SW registered
01.45 Spanish not SW registered
02.00 Spanish 7305gr
02.30 French not SW registered
02.50 English not SW registered
03.20 Spanish not SW registered
10.00 Portuguese [W] 1260
11.00 Portuguese [W] 1260
11.30 Spanish [W] 1260 7305gr
11.30 Spanish 7305gr
15.00 Spanish [2,6] 1260
15.00 Portuguese [5] 1260
16.30 Spanish not SW registered
17.00 Portuguese 1260
17.30 Spanish 1260
21.30 Spanish not SW registered

Asia
00.25 Urdu not anymore
00.40 Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam/English 11730ta 15470ph
02.00 Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam/English 15460pa
04.00 Chinese 21560ti
10.00 Angelus [7h] 585 1611/DRM 17765
11.30 Mass in English [6] 17590 21560
12.30 Chinese [1,2,3,4,5,6] 11890ph 15470pa
12.30 Mass in Chinese [7] 11890ph 15470pa
12.30 Russian 1260 11850ta 15440ph
13.15 Vietnamese 11890ph 15470ti
14.15 Urdu not anymore
14.30 Hindi/Tamil/Malayalam/English 11850ta 15110ph
15.30 English [excl 7] 11850ta 15110ph 17500DRM
15.30 Mass in English [7] 11850ta 15110ph 17500DRM
20.00 Russian 1260
22.00 Chinese 9600ph 11900ph 15470ti
23.15 Vietnamese 9600ph 11900ph

Europe - Mediterranean
02.10 Armenian 6185 7335
02.30 Slovenian not MW/SW registered
02.30 Russian not MW/SW registered
02.50 Croatian not MW/SW registered
03.00 Ukrainian not MW/SW registered
03.10 Czech not MW/SW registered
03.20 Byelorussian not MW/SW registered
03.25 Slovak not MW/SW registered
03.40 Hungarian not MW/SW registered
03.40 Lithuanian not MW/SW registered
04.00 Polish not MW/SW registered
04.00 Latvian not MW/SW registered
04.00 Arabic 9645 11715
04.00 Polish not MW/SW registered
04.20 German not MW/SW registered
04.20 Rumanian not MW/SW registered
04.40 French not MW/SW registered
04.40 Bulgarian not MW/SW registered
05.00 German not MW/SW registered
05.00 Mass in Polish [5] 1260 not SW registered
05.00 Scandinavian not MW/SW registered
05.20 Albanian not MW/SW registered
05.30 Mass in Latin 585 5980 7250 15595
06.00 Italian-French-English News [W] 585 15595
06.10 Rumanian Liturgy [1 / h] 7250 9645
06.15 Ukrainian Liturgy [1 / h] 1260 9850 11740
06.45 Arabic [W] 9645 11740 15595
07.30 Mass in Italian [1 / h] 585 7250
08.13 Italian [1 / h] 585 7250
08.15 Papal Audience [4] 585 7250
08.30 Oriental Liturgy [1 / h] 15595 17590
10.00 Angelus [7 / h] 585 7250 11740 15595 21560
11.00 French News [W] 585
12.00 Italian News 17590
13.00 Spanish News 1260
13.15 Portuguese News 1260
14.00 German News not MW/SW registered
14.15 Polish News not MW/SW registered
14.30 Music not MW/SW registered
14.30 Bulgarian not MW/SW registered
15.00 Vespers not MW/SW registered
15.30 Arabic 1260 11935 15595
15.30 Italian 585
15.50 Armenian 11715 15370
16.00 French-English News 585 15595
16.10 Russian 1260 11715 15370
16.30 Slovenian not MW/SW registered
16.40 Ukrainian 1260 11715 15370
16.50 Croatian not MW/SW registered
17.00 Byelorussian 11715
17.10 Hungarian not MW/SW registered
17.20 Lithuanian not MW/SW registered
17.30 Czech not MW/SW registered
17.30 Italian 585
17.40 Latvian not MW/SW registered
17.45 Slovak not MW/SW registered
18.00 Polish not MW/SW registered
18.00 Rumanian 1260
18.20 Bulgarian 1260
18.20 German not MW/SW registered
18.30 English not MW/SW registered
18.40 Rosary 585 7250 9645 15595
18.40 Scandinavian 1260
19.00 Albanian 1260
19.00 Italian News not MW/SW registered
19.20 Esperanto not MW/SW registered
19.20 Esperanto [4, 5] 1260
19.20 Philippine [1] 1260
19.30 French not MW/SW registered
19.50 English not MW/SW registered
20.20 Spanish not MW/SW registered
20.40 Arabic 5980 7250 9645
21.00 Arabic not MW/SW registered
21.00 Italian News 585
21.20 Compieta 585
21.45 Italian 585

Days:
[1] Sunday ..... [7] Saturday
[W] Weekdays     [h] Holidays

Relay transmitters:
gr IBB Greenville, USA
ma Madagascar
pa RVA Palauig, PHL
ph IBB Tinang, PHL
ta Tashkent, UZB
ti IBB Tinian Isl, MRA

(Vatican Radio, XLS spreadsheet by Ed Insinger-NJ-USA - dxld,
extracted and re-formatted by wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 31)

VIETNAM  [U.K./USA]  Tentative A14 schedule for Voice of Vietnam in
English

0100-0130 Am    12005-WOF
0230-0300 Am    12005-WOF
0330-0400 Am     6175-whri
1000-1030 As     9840 12020
1100-1130 As     7285
1130-1200 As     9840 12020
1230-1300 As     9840 12020
1330-1400 As     9840 12020
1500-1530 As     7285 9840 12020
1600-1630 EuMEAs 7220 7280 9550 9730
1700-1730 Eu     9625-MOS
1900-1930 MEAf   7280 9730
2030-2100 EuMEAf 7220 7280 9550 9730
2330-0000 As     9840 12020
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK Communication magazine April 2014)

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33rd DX Convention.

33. ueberregionales DX-Treffen
des Ottenauer Kurzwellenhoererklubs Murgtal
mit RTI Hoeerertreffen am 10. Mai 2014.

Am Samstag, 10. Mai 2014, findet ab 1300 Uhr Mitteleuropaeischer
Sommerzeit in der Gaststaette Steakhouse Strauss in der Marxstrasse 12 in
D-76571 Gaggenau-Ottenau das 33. ueberregionale DX-Treffen fuer
Kurzwellenhoerer und Freunde des Rundfunkfernempfangs statt.

Verbunden wird dieses Treffen wie schon in den letzten Jahren mit dem
Hoerertreffen des Radio Taiwan International Hoererklubs Ottenau. In
diesem Jahr bringt die RTI Redaktionsleiterin Chiu Bihui sogar den
Intendanten von Radio Taiwan International mit, um ueber die Lage bei
Radio Taiwan International zu informieren.

Auf dem Programm des Treffens steht ein Rueckblick ueber die
Hobbybezogenen Ereignisse in den letzten 12 Monaten in unserer Region und
das bekannte Stationsquiz. Auch eine QSL-Karten-Schau mit aktuellen und
historischen Empfangsbestaetigungen internationaler Rundfunkstationen wird
wieder zu sehen sein.

Durch eine Telefonschaltung ist auch wieder die Redaktion in Taiwan mit
den Teilnehmern des Treffens verbunden und berichtet in ihren Sendungen
von diesem Hoerertreffen. Wie in jedem Jahr geben wir auch diesmal wieder
einen Ausblick auf bevorstehende Hobbyaktivitaeten in unserer Region.

Weitere Informationen zum Treffen gibt es in den RTI Hoererbriefkasten vom
2 und 9. Mai. Auch in der Tuerkei live Sendung von TRT am Donnerstag 8.
Mai 2014 vor dem Hoerertreffen koennen noch aktuelle Informationen bekannt
gegeben werden.

Zu dieser Veranstaltung sind alle Kurzwellenhoerer, DXer und Freunde des
Rundfunkfernempfangs eingeladen, unabhaengig einer Klubmitgliedschaft. Der
Tagungsort ist am besten zu erreichen ueber die Autobahnausfahrt Rastatt.
Von dort auf die Bundesstrasse 462 bis zur Ausfahrt Gaggenau-Mitte. Nach
der Ausfahrt nach links ueber die Murgbruecke bis zur Ampel, von dort nach
rechts auf die Hauptstrasse einbiegen und weiterfahren, bis zur zweiten
Bruecke. Ueber die Lindenbruecke wieder die Murg ueberqueren, dann ist auf
der rechten Strassenseite auch schon das Gasthaus zu sehen.Mit der Bahn
anreisende Besucher fahren aus Richtung Karlsruhe mit der Linie S 41 in
Richtung Forbach-Freudenstadt bis zur Haltestelle Ottenau. Von der
Haltestelle zu Fuss in Richtung Bahnuebergang gehen, nach rechts an der
Kirche vorbei ueber die Lindenbruecke bis das Gasthaus schon zu sehen ist.

Uebernachtungsmoeglichkeiten bestehen unter anderem im Gaestehaus Lauer in
der Beethovenstr. 25 in Ottenau, Telefon 07225 984868, im Hotel Krone in
Gaggenau-Selbach, Telefon 07225 5779 sowie beim Hotel Nachtigall in
Gernsbach, Telefon 07224 2129 und Fax 07224 69626.

Der RTI Hoererklub Ottenau fuehrt auch in diesem Jahr aus Anlass des
Hoerertreffens wieder eine Diplomaktion mit Radio Taiwan International und
einer Partnerstation durch. In diesem Jahr hat sich die Stimme Indonesiens
als Partnerstation bereiterklaert. Fuer Empfangsberichte im
Kontestzeitraum gibt wie in den letzten Jahren aus diesem Anlass wieder
ein Kontestdiplom des RTI Hoererklubs Ottenau.

Kurzwellenhoererklub Murgtal, Bernd Seiser,
Hauptstr. 205-207, 76571 Gaggenau-Ottenau, Deutschland
Telefon +49 7225 981213  e-mail: <bernd.seiser -at- t-online.de>
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, ntt via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Apr 1)

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