WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1188 13 Dec 2014

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA   Odd frequencies of mediumwave transmitters in Fllake

2000-2030 1394.919* FKE 500 kW 330 deg EUR Polish TWR Europe
2000-2100 1457.648* FKE 500 kW 004 deg EUR Hungarian China Radio Inter
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 2)
* - measured by wb.

And the actual carrier frequency of the nominal 1215 Fllaka outlet lies
around 1215.3 kHz. On 1458 kHz the het against the Brookmans Park signal
results here in Germany in a really bad howl, like the one heard in the
video but here obliterating any program audio. The Chinese are burning
their money by using this outlet for Polish and Czech. Even for Hungary
I would not expect a satisfactory result.

Here are some photos, of which the indoor ones show, contrary to the
inscription, the Fllaka mediumwave equipment
<http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertomberna/sets/72157624871189803/>

Some more are included here
http://www.wwdxc.de/albanien/hoererreise.html>

These Chinese transmitters are obviously clones of the Soviet Buran model.
I think the site had originally three ones, of which they used to combine
two to a 1000 kW block on 1395 kHz until the third transmitter had been
shut down and cannibalized if I recall correct.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Dec 3)

ANTARCTIC    DP1POL - Felix Riess DL5XL ist wieder zurueck auf der Station
Neumayer in der Antarktis und wird wieder als DP1POL in SSB u. CW QRV
sein. QSL via DL1ZBO
(Dieter Diwiso-D, A-DX Dec 11)

AUSTRALIA   12115  QSL Reach Beyond Australia verified an electronic
report with a full data PDF attachment from Shelley Martin,Listeners
Correspondent in only 1 day with a PDF broadcast schedule as part of the
response.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer Dec 8)

AUSTRIA/GERMANY/MADAGASCAR/PALAU/USA   Winter B-14 shortwave schedule of
Eternal Good News with George Brayan

0445-0500  9830 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Sat WHRI, Angel # 2
1730-1745 21600 HRI 250 kW 085 deg to CeAF English  Sat WHRI, Angel # 1
1800-1815  9715 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to NE/ME English Sat Media Broadcast
1930-1945  6030 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR English Sat Media Broadcast
1115-1130 21480 MDC 125 kW 045 deg to EaAS English  Sun Media Broadcast
1230-1245  9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS English  Sun T8WH, Angel # 3
1815-1830  7365 NAU 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS English  Sun Media Broadcast
2100-2115  9505 HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Sun WHRI, Angel # 2
0200-0215  7385 HRI 100 kW 315 deg to WeNoAM EnglishMon WHRI, Angel # 6
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

BOLIVIA   4451.1  Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, at 2340 to 2350 UT
weak Spanish, deep fades 3 Dec.

5952.44  Pio XII, Siglo Veinte, at 0116 UT with yl chat to 0127 UT, with
music. Signal is strong with distortion and some flutter.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Dec 7)

BRAZIL   9725  RB2, Curitiba Brazil, on-th-air. (ex-Clube Paranaense),
Curitiba PR, Dec 12 at 1240 UT. Sport News, id 'RB2, felicidade todo o
dia', advs Paranamed, 'A hora do Angelus', 'RB2, a rádio que toca você',
35543.
(Rudolf Grimm-BRA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Only empty radio channel, nothing heard on 9725 kHz around 2300 UT on
Dec 12, even in Florida and Massachusetts remote SDR unit logs. (wb)

3364.84  Radio Cultura, Araraquara, SP, at 0117 to 0122 UT, vocal with
back ground singers with percussion. Good signal.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Dec 7)

9819.837   S=8 signal of ZYR96 Radio 9 de Julho, Sao Paulo SP, at 0152 UT
on Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

BULGARIA   EU News Network continued to use 5925, not 5905 kHz.
1845-1900 5925* SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English, Sat only
* very strong co-ch VIRI IRIB in Albanian.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

CANADA   6159.985  CKZN St. Johns at 0100 UT on Dec 7, kHz, S=5, QRM RHC
English of adjacent 6165 kHz channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC   6030, 3390   Radio Ndeka Luka or Radio ICDI.
The installation is the same 49 m band with a 1 kilowatt transmitter. We
air shows from 5:45 am to 9:00 pm (if security allows). That's 12:45 am
(EST) to 4:00 pm (EST)
[apparently meant EDT, as CAR is UT +1 0445-2000 UT gh].

Earlier this year at the height of conflict, the Seleka rebels targeted
the radio station. Armed men came up to the station and threatened the
staff members' lives directly, but they were saved and are thankful for
God's protection. The soldiers were basically closing in, but were
distracted and chased after some of their enemies who happened to pass by.
After that, the staff told us about how they hid out in the bush for days,
evading the rebels. I have attached a few photos from our visit. It is
amazing to me that such friendly, jovial men have been through so much!

We broadcast evangelistic/Christian shows, national news, music, and peace
and reconciliation messages. We also do original reporting on the water
projects work and well maintenance visits that our teams provide. The goal
is to sensitize communities to our work so that they are better prepared
to partner with Water for Good when our teams arrive in the villages to
start a project. Some of our content is Sango and other shows are in
French.

When I was there, the radio station staff expressed pride in the fact that
their messages are reaching villages across the country. There are few
other forms of communication that reach these populations. On one show,
"Bon Week End," listeners from across the country can call in on Saturday
and give a "shout out" to friends and relatives, and get a chance to hear
their own voices on the radio. The radio director emphasized that this
extremely popular and a big morale boost for the villages. It demonstrates
the role the radio station plays in the country   reaching the rural
population that is under-served by most media.

Since the conflict started, this same network of listeners has helped the
Water for Good station keep rural areas informed about security. Our
current model aims to raise some funds in CAR by selling airtime at a
reasonable rate to faith-based groups and community development
organizations active in CAR. This supports the mission of the radio
station and builds some local financial sustainability. At the same time,
Water for Good directly covers much of the overhead, and organizations and
individuals in the USA can support the radio station by donating funds,
expertise, and equipment that will help build up the radio station's
capacity.

Right now, there are several urgent needs for the station. improved
electrical equipment, equipment for reporting/recording interviews, new
personnel, training for our current staff, etc. It would be good to know
whether or not we can increase the station's wattage without having to
change transmitters. We would like to expand our reach to audiences in
Eastern CAR. This is a lot of information at once, but I hope that it
paints a picture of the vision, strengths, and needs of the radio station.
I would be glad to discuss anything in further detail! Please let me know
about your interest in getting involved what your contacts, like other
short-wave hobbyists in the USA, might be interested in. Sincerely,
Adrienne Lane, Director of Development.
(via Ralph Perry-IL-USA, Listeners Notebook, Nov NASWA Journal via dxld)

More about it and probably above info at:
<http://icdinternational.org/radio/>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Dec 3)

CONGO Dem Rep.   5066.35  Democratic Congo, Tele-Candip, at 1803 UT, about
the best ever with talk by a French man, hi life. In the clear with no ute
22 Nov.
(David Sharp-NSW-AUS, via Bob Wilkner, dxld Dec 3)

5066.326  R. Candip. Shocked to find Afro hi- life music coming through
easily at 1955 UT!! Finally M announcer briefly at 2005 UT, but right back
to music. 2013 UT into what sounded like a Top 40 remake (can't recall
title). 2016:40 UT M DJ briefly, then canned announcement by W in French,
brief drum IS, and off at 2017:42 UT. 11 Nov.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx / dxld Dec 3)

Footprint 5066.329 kHz on Dec 11 at 1715 UT, wb.

EGYPT   9963.6   Radio Cairo, (tentative) at 0311 UT on 29 Nov. The
station is off frequency at this time. A male announcer is talking in what
sounds like Arabic. There is musical jingle at 0312 UT followed by the
male speaking again. This continues with a brief musical interlude and
then talking. JBA
(J. Cooper, Lebanon-PA-USA, NASWA Flashsheet Nov 30 via dxld Dec 3)

9963.723 kHz very odd frequency of Radio  Cairo  Abu Zabaal site, nominal
9965 kHz Dec 6 at 2300 to 0030 En Dec 7, and 0030-0400 UT Arabic
to NoWeEUR and North America. Dec 7. Excellent clean audio tonight.

But at 2300 UT on Dec 8 til 0400 UT on Dec 9 total different frequency of
9965.043 kHz, and much distorted audio.

Radio Cairo fromerly on odd 9963.723 kHz, now on Dec 10th on 9965.265 kHz,
yes, was back close to 9965.265 yesterday night, BUT with distorted audio
again !  Radio Cairo Abu Zabaal was rather down on 9963 kHz odd frequency
in past four weeks or more, with total clear audio, no distortion at all
observed here.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7 / 9 / 10)

ETHIOPIA   7233.7  Ethiopian Broadcast Corp. (presumed) Geja-Jawe, Dec 11
at 1332 UT  Afar?  PR-FR. This one presumed on this unique frequency and
programming fits. No ID heard and rough copy! Female announcer in presumed
Afar language with News items and Commentary at 1332-1335 UT Tune In.
Fanfare Musical Interlude at 1335 UT. Male and Female with Commentary and
News Reports at 1335-1358 UT. Musical Interludes between news items
string/flute music. String music and talk over music at 1358-1400 UT and
OFF AIR at 1400 UT.
Can't see anybody else that would fit here??
(Robert S. Ross-Ont-CAN  VA3SW, DXplorer Dec 11)

Hi Rob, checked 1435 UT this UT afternoon Dec 11. Ethiopia measured
unstable signal, wandered up and down in  w i d e  frequency range of
7235.705 ... x.795 kHz
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

FRANCE   17580  Voice of Khaatumo to Somalia, via TDF Issoudun. Hearing
them as well with jamming noted, but best in USB with 2.3 filter helps
hearing and interview with a Somalian woman about her experience at 17:19
hrs UT. Yes, Thursday only. Heard them initally on Dec 4th with poor
signals but much better today !

Ralph Perry wrote:
New Somali-targeted clandestine via MBR brokery via TDF Issoudun bcast
site doing well right now, at *1700 UT for its Thursdays-only broadcast.
Initially QRMed, possibly even jammed, and had to use USB but now doing
fine on full am mode. Mainly a studio ancr introducing various short clips
of speeches and interviews of remote speakers. Couple brief HOA musical
bridges.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN VE6EFK, DXplorer Dec 11)

GERMANY   DEUTSCHLANDFUNK AND DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR TO CLOSE ON LW

The German national public broadcasters Deutschlandfunk and
Deutschlandradio Kultur will disappear from longwave at the end of this
year. Wasteful channels are going off the air due to cost considerations.
The money saved will be invested in digital terrestrial radio (DAB+). At
the end of 2015 the mediumwave transmitters of Deutschlandfunk will also
close.

Deutschlandfunk currently still broadcasts through longwave 153 and 207
kHz and seven mediumwave frequencies including 1269 and 549 kHz.
Deutschlandradio Kultur broadcasts by means of the longwave frequency
177 kHz. The mediumwave frequency 990 kHz went off last year.

Keeping these transmitters on the air costs Deutschlandfunk and
Deutschlandradio Kultur millions of euros a year in electricity costs.
All these stations transmit with a fairly high power. The three longwave
transmitters are each 500 kW, and the mediumwave transmitters range
between 100 and 400 kW.

Meanwhile Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur can be received on
FM and DAB+ in large parts of the country. Further expansion of this
network is proceeding rapidly. Earlier this year Deutschlandradio Kultur
switched from the obsolete MP2 DAB standard to the modern DAB+, which is
also used in the Netherlands.

In 2010 it was agreed that the public broadcasters will only get funding
for the rollout of DAB+ if they cut down on other distribution methods. It
therefore simply means that the medium- and longwave transmitters must be
switched off. Meanwhile, several regional broadcasters have already turned
off their AM stations. For example, MDR did so in March 2013.

In the Netherlands, the NPO will scrap the broadcast of Radio 5 via
mediumwave in September 2015. Again listeners are advised to switch to
DAB+.  [Radio.NL translated by Andy Sennitt via F_B]
(Mike Terry-UK, Dec 1, BrDXC-UK yg via dxld Dec 3)

GERMANY   New time and frequency of Radio Andernach in DRM mode from Dec 8
1030-1230 NF5925 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to NE/ME, ex 02-04 & 09-11 on 6110,
till 1350 NF5925 NAU 100 kW 122 deg to NE/ME, unscheduled px on Dec 10.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

GREECE   Greek Pirate, schoene Musik, wer's mag, gleich fundamental und 2
Harmonische: 1610.83, 3221.66 und 4832.49 kHz, um 0030 UT am 7. Dec.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

INDIA   4860  AIR Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, subcontinental music / singer
heard well above CODAR wiper signal, at 0018 UT on Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

KYRGYZ REP   4009.958  Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek from Krasnaya Rechka tx site
at 0005 UT on Dec 7. Dies hat heute noch niemand berichtet? Russisch
gepraegte news, die Station war immer variabel +036 Hertz, heute aber zum
ersten Mal -42 Hertz, - ? hat der Frost den Quarz Bauteilen zugesetzt ?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

KYRGYZ REP   30 Nov 2014 at 14.20 UT to receive the transfer of Kyrgyz
Radio in Russian language at 612, 4010, and 4820 kHz.
(Vladimir Kovalenko-RUS, RUSdx Dec 7)

4010.002   Kyrgyz Radio 1 from Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka site, was in
November on 4010.036 kHz. Heard at 0111 UT on Dec 12. S=6 or -92dBm signal
noted on remote unit SDR in Colombo-CLN. A lot of female continously talk.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

LIBERIA   6050  ELWA - The UNID. I noted on 1 December turned out to
indeed be ELWA. Found it // 4760 kHz at 2154 UT w/end of English rel.
progr. 2156 UT nice simple English echo ID by M (a little too heavy on the
echo), then into "Oh Holy Night", and continuing w/more mx. Fairly good
signal. Thanks to John Herkimer for suggesting this might be ELWA at the
first reception.
(Dave Valko-PA-USA, hcdx Dec 7)

Re: 6050 ELWA - Yes correct, heard here in southern Germany, some chimes
and bells on both 6050 and 4760 kHz channels, reported as ELWA, at 2345-
2347 UT on Dec 6th. Lhasa Baiding Chinese is on top on 6050 kHz, but 4760
kHz channel is clear the whole evening.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

LITHUANIA  The radio at Vilnius - worked until 1989 as follows:
 612 kHz - 50 kW, PB-993, Mayak
1107 kHz - 25 kW, PB-990, I ave. Radio Lithuania
1557 kHz - 25 kW, PB-992, I ave. Radio Lithuania
Then disappeared Lighthouse, Radio Lithuania passed on 1557 kHz, 612 kHz
later.  From 1 January 2000:
612 kHz - 50 kW / 100 kW, Radio Baltic Waves (broadcast Radio Free Europe
/ Radio Liberty, Polskie Radio, Voice of Russia, etc.).

The site dxsignal.ru have made Alexei Stepanov record the announcement
"Radio Baltic Wave", which was passed in the early morning (05:59 EET)
and evening (17:59 EET) program from January 2000 to October 2012:
<http://dxsignal.ru/audio/l/ltu/26.Radio%20Baltic%20Waves%20612%20kHzmp3>

Sitkunay radio station (near Kaunas)
666 kHz PB-120, 500 kW, Whirlwind, I ave. R Lithuania (500 kW: 1977-2009)

1107 kHz PB-85, 150 kW, Storm-C, II, etc.. RLithuania (from 1956 to the
beginning 90s).

1386 kHz 500 kW, Whirlwind: 2004-2009; 2009 - 75/150 kW,
Radio Baltic Waves International

1557 kHz, 150 kW, Storm-C: 2003-2009 Radio Baltic Waves International.

HF (5,9-17,9 MHz; 259/180 deg.): PB-170, 50 kW, Telefunken-Olympia 1936*,
The international service Radio Moscow (1951-1974?)

HF (5,9-17,9 MHz; 259/180 deg.): PB-180, 50 kW, Telefunken-Olympia 1936*,
The international service Radio Moscow
(1951-1974; 1975 - Lithuanian radio, 79 deg.; with 1989 - also 259
degrees)
HF (3.9-12,1 MHz; 259/79/310 deg. / ND): 100 kW, Continental Electronics
418F (1999 Zilionis Radio Company, broadcast Radio Free Asia, Radio Free
Europe / Radio Liberty, and others.)

In November 1998, at the "Radio Baltic Wave" was a short HF test of Utena
through the transmitter "Elm" with low-hanging dipole radiation in the
zenith mode with reduced carrier, a pair kW, with private amateur p /
station. frequency 6235 kHz.
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan, Russia / "open_dx")
* = exReichspost Zeesen Germany, after WW II reparation to USSR. (wb)

MALAYSIA   6050  Salam FM (via RTM-Kajang), at 1504-1508* UT on 4 Dec. A
rare day they stayed on past 1500 UT. ML commentary on Qur'an, Salam FM
jingles, a bit of recitation & off mid-chat.
(Dan Sheedy-CA via Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Dec 7)

MEXICO   6184.980  XEPPM R.Educacion Mexico City, accordion music
at 0109 UT on Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

6010.0   Radio Mil reactivated (in 49mb), I often check this frequency
looking for their return; had been off the air for quiet some time, so a
nice surprise to hear them again on Dec 11 from tune in at 0218 UT and
subsequent random checking till tune out at 0504 UT; format mostly non-
stop EZL songs/ballads; few and very brief announcements; 0243 UT with 3
or 4 mentions of "Mexico"; 0354 UT full ID with frequencies; weak, but not
bothered by QRM. Nice to have a second Mexican station on this band again,
along with 6185 kHz!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

re 6010v. At 0050 UT on Dec 12, I see two peaks, when checked the Florida
remote SDR unit. Much stronger 6010.181 kHz
CLM La Voz de tu Conciencia, Lomalinda, Puerto Lleras, Meta ?
S=7 or -84dBm signal, some Marimba music heard, and
weak tiny threshold signal of 6010.037 kHz, latter which is probably Radio
Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte MG?  which will increased signal level later
on nighttime.

But not typical Mexican music or similar on that channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

MONGOLIA   4830  Mongolian Radio 1 at 0014 UT on Dec 7.
And 4895 kHz Murun-MNG too, well ahead of annoying CODAR signal.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

MYANMAR   9730.000  Myanmar Radio Rangoon, at 0144 UT on Dec 7 noted on
S=6 signal on remote SDR rx unit in Sri lanka, a window open bevor Radio
Taiwan International Spanish from TDF Issoudun starts at 02 UT.

5985.238  Yangoon/Rangoon Yegu, from old English empire radio center at
Rangoon, but Audio is not clean, scratchy, probably bad final TUBE fault ?

Heard at 1125 UT on Dec 8 on remote SDR unit in Thailand. And at 1400 UT
10 Hertz higher, - mentioned Mauno in Finland. Footprint of northerly
Burmese transmission center Phin Oo Lwin is approx. x.991 - x.993 Hertz on
lower side, after 30 minutes Warmup.

5985.251  MR Yangoon at 1645 UT Dec 10, and Swahili sce of CRI Beijing.

7200.087  MR Yangoon logged at 1450 UT on Dec 11. And after 15 UT warm-up
of IRIN Kamalabad Kazakh sce also on 7199.998 kHz.

5915.000 even MR Naypyidaw and 5985.254 kHz MR Yangoon at 1505 UT
on Dec 11.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7 / 8 / 10 / 11)

OMAN   Radio Sultanate of Oman heard on Dec 4 at 1430 UT on 15140 kHz with
nx in En and on MW 1242 kHz in Arabic and from 1501 UT in // 15140 kHz and
1242 UT in Arabic.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

RUSSIA   So-called Komintern radio noted at 1445 UT on Dec 5 on 7199.4 kHz
drifting to 7199.8 kHz with patriotic military songs plus one sung by
Vladimir Visotskiy. Acc to russian sources it is located at Rossosh,
Voronezh Oblast Region via own made tx with 0.5 kW (in modulation till
3 kW).
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

SPAIN   rtve.es 05. Dec. 2014
<http://www.rtve.es/radio/20141205/radio-exterior-espana-suprime-emision-onda-corta/1061923.shtml>

automatic translated:
Reopening of emissions on shortwave
In 18-22 hours (U.T.C.) Monday through Friday
In 14-22 hours (U.T.C.) weekends

The Board of Directors of the Corporation RTVE approved last December 4th
reopening emissions Shortwave Radio Exterior de Espana, which will occur
within shortest possible time and on completion the technical adjustments.

Radio Exterior de Espana deliver its programming on shortwave from 18-22
hours (UTC) Monday to Friday, and from 14 to 22 hours (UTC) on weekends.

International shortwave broadcasting by REE, which continues completing
satellite radio across the Earth's surface, internet and applications for
mobile devices is retrieved.

El Consejo de Administracion de la Corporacion RTVE aprobo el pasado
cuatro de diciembre la reapertura de las emisiones en Onda Corta de Radio
Exterior de Espana, que se producira en el plazo de tiempo mas breve
posible y cuando se hayan realizado los ajustes tecnicos necesarios.

Radio Exterior de Espana emitira su programacion en Onda Corta de 18 a 22
horas (U.T.C.), de lunes a viernes, y de 14 a 22 horas (U.T.C.) los fines
de semana.

Se recupera la emision internacional por Onda Corta de REE, que se
continua completando con radio satelital en toda la superficie terrestre,
internet y aplicaciones para dispositivos moviles.
(hcdx ng)

SPAIN   Restarting transmissions from Noblejas. As you remember on October
the 15th REE close down the transmitting station in Noblejas, but
fortunately yesterday after long deliberating, the RTVE Board of Directors
approved to restart in this month, the shortwave transmissions from
Noblejas. The restart will be mainly beamed to 4 main targets in a periods
of 4 hours daily and 8 hours weekends.Surely next Tuesday will be
registered another frequencies, with much more accuracy.

Tentative B-14 frequencies from Noblejas
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2014/12/restarting-transmissions-from-noblejas.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)

SPAIN   Registered B-14 frequencies of REE Noblejas Dec 11,
all other are deleted

1600-2400  9620 NOB 200 kW 290 deg to NoAM   Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 11685 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 11940 NOB 200 kW 230 deg to SoAM   Spanish Sat/Sun
1600-2400 12030 NOB 200 kW 110 deg to NoEaAF Spanish Sat/Sun

1600-2200 17715 NOB 200 kW 230 deg to SoAM   Spanish Daily
1600-2400 17755 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Daily
1800-2400 17850 NOB 100 kW 272 deg to CeAM   Spanish Daily
1800-2400 21610 NOB 200 kW 110 deg to NE/ME  Spanish Daily
1900-2300 15110 NOB 200 kW 302 deg to NoAM   Spanish Daily

2000-2400  9620 NOB 200 kW 290 deg to NoAM   Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 11685 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 11940 NOB 200 kW 230 deg to SoAM   Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 12030 NOB 200 kW 110 deg to NoEaAF Spanish Mon-Fri
2000-2400 15385 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Mon-Fri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

SRI LANKA/THAILAND   5895  Frequency change of VOA Deewa Radio from
December 4, yes heard yesterday Dec 5 afternoon too. 5895 kHz Iranawila
Sri Lanka, US DEEWA program in Pashto and MW Kabul Sender Kost 621 kHz, as
well as 7455UDO 7495UDO in //  -  IRA was formerly on 9370 kHz instead til
Dec 4, 9965 was formerly via Udorn Thani Thailand.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 5)

SUDAN   9505 / 7200 kHz  Sudan's single tx seemingly repaired, now back,
and reported by Thorsten Hallmann.

I caught a carrier on 9505 kHz after BBC sign-off just before 1800 UT on
Dec. 3, 4 and 5, but very little audio. Today I found time to catch the
sign-off at exactly 1930 UT, followed by sign-on on 7200 kHz at 1931 UT or
so, with somewhat more audio later.

Still heard at 2050 UT but off when rechecking at 2114 UT. Language was
certainly Arabic. Wolfgang Bueschel believes he has caught an ID at 19.56
UT, but was just too late to record it. But thanks for the recording which
was much better than was I could listen to with the usual level of local
noise on my - otherwise very favourable - inner city balcony.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, A-DX Dec 6)

Sudan's single tx seemingly repaired, now back, and reported by Thorsten
Hallmann on Dec 3rd, 4th, 5th. Recording of 5th and 6th sent to Tarek at
Cairo, - for help to identify. WRTH 2015 reported sign-off 21 UT.

Schedule 1630-1930 UT on 9505.000 even frequency, suffered by TWR Manzini
Swaziland powerhouse 9500v til 1902 UT s-off, so best window is 1902 til
1931 UT slot, then Omdurman TX move to exact 7199.9995 precise, instead.
Low modulation level especially the spoken parts.

[later] ... and now at 19.59-20.02 UT on Dec 6th recording heard loud and
clear "...Omdurman, Sudan, ..." at 2.25 min/sec. Time pips from Omdurman
at 20.00 UT were 32 seconds too late, compared against German standard
time signal station 77.5 kHz norm signal.

9505.000  Voice of Africa from Omdurman, Al Aitahab, heard with Hausa
program segment around 1900 til 19.32:06 UT on Dec 6th. Listen on upper
sideband due of QRM by TWR Africa SWZ.

S=8 in southern Germany. Heard by Thorsten Hallmann in Germany on Dec 3rd,
4th, 5th, til 1930 UT on 9505 kHz, and after switch over on 7200 kHz
instead, probably til 2100 UT.

9505.000 kHz  TX switch OFF at 19.32:49 UT on Dec 6th. Faint
BrazPortuguese of Radio Record, Sao Paul SP underneath. QRM on low
sideband by TWR Manzini Swaziland on 9500 kHz is strong in our northern
winter months, til c-d at 1902 UT !!!

7200.000 kHz  many tries at Omdurman to open and switch on and off the TX
in 41 mb, several times from 19.34:24 til 19.36:09 UT, latter when TX
continues on air, and 19.36:48 Program audio from Omdurman Sudan joined
the empty carrier here. Listen to the enclosed recordings.

Ham radio / Broadcasting range border channel 7200 kHz is used by Myanmar
Radio from Rangoon Yangon Yegu, IRIB Tehran Kamalabad in Kazakh, and also
Sudan Radio Omdurman from Al Aitahab - now.

ITU shows this law agreement regulation, on the border between ham radio
frequency range operating til 7200 kHz and first broadcast channel of
7205 kHz in our ITU region:

RR 4.5
"The frequency assigned to a station of a given service shall be separated
from the limits of the band allocated to this service in such a way that,
taking account of the frequency band assigned to a station, no harmful
interference is caused to services to which frequency bands immediately
adjoining are allocated."
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

Re: 9505 / 7200 SDN.
Seems to carry General prgr from 1930 UT // MW 1296 kHz and not R. Peace
any more. {re recording by wb}: 7200 on Dec 7. Yes, clear ID there. I have
noticed, that also the regional stations have time signal 30-45 seconds
late, so that is a way also to "ID" a Sudanese station. But not to mix
with Saudi, which also sometimes may have time signal 30 seconds late.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, dxld Dec 6/7)

SUDAN   Shortwave transmissions fro Sudan was back the air.

Radio Omdurman Sudan
0215-0430  7200 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic, carrier Dec.8
1430-1530  7200#ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic, confirmed Dec.8
1930-2100  7200 ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Arabic, or till 2400?

# till 1500 UT het from Myanmar Radio Burmese 7199.9 and also
co-ch from 1523 UT Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran IRIB Kazakh

Voice of Africa, Sudan Radio
0600-0630  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Tigrinya, confirmed Dec.8
0630-0700  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Amharic,  tx is off Dec.8
0700-0800  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF Swahili,  confirmed Dec.8
0800-0900  9505 ALF 100 kW 110 deg to EaAF English,  confirmed Dec.8
1630-1730  9505*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF French,   confirmed Dec.8
1730-1830  9505*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF English,  confirmed Dec.8
1830-1930  9505*ALF 100 kW 210 deg to CeAF Hausa,  confirmed Dec 6/7

* till 1800 strong co-ch from BBC English and also strong QRM from TWR
Africa
English 1802-1902 9500. Changes between languages vary from 3 to 5
minutes.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

Logged of Thorsten Hallmann-D in A-DX Dec 3rd, 4th;
and verified by recording station ID very low modulation that day SDR
Perseus network, of wb, confirmed by Tarek in Cairo and Thorsten Dec 5th
and 6th.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

Sudan Radio History - some details:

1 - Khartoum Soba site at  15 28 18.44 N  32 37 35.73 E

Broadcasting center Khartum Soba (rightside of the big river), erected by
Marconi as 1xMW of 50kW and 2xSW of 20kW each in 1949. Maybe between 1949
and 1969 the SW units increased power to 50 kW each. Soba location fit
with WRTH 1974 issue, but under Omdurman(?) Soba location. Only single MW
[reserve 963 kHz?] mast visible in G.E. and G.M. anymore these days at
15 28 31.03 N  32 37 12.60 E.

Around 1969/1970 Dutch enterprise Philips erected additionally some
two x 120 kW SW units, first mentioned in WRTH 1971 issue.
Harris erected a single 100 kW TX in approx. 1990/1991.

On G.E. image of 20 Oct 2004 already 16 big SW dipole antennas were
visible, also non-directional tropical band antenna of 5039 kHz outlet in
60 meterband, also some minor masts of some security forces, foreign
office and other government authorities; and two tall MW masts for
747[now765] and 963 kHz operation out of the capital. Khartoum Soba System
seemingly scrapped after 2008 year time span.

In January 2009 image in Google Earth, most former SW and MW installations
were scrapped and disappeared. Only single MW mast visible in G.E. and
G.M. anymore these days at 15 28 31.03 N  32 37 12.60 E location.

In June 2012, the whole thing looks like a prepared construction area,
with small housing streets, rows of main power / small street light masts,
that is also extended outside the original station area, righthand / east
of the main road towards grown neighborhoods.

2 - Omdurman Al Aitahab station  at 15 35 15.83 N  32 26 47.45 E
located on the left side of the big river.
ALF = ITU designed short call, SDN
15N30 032E28 location (mids on the big river).

Used for MW 765 kHz 50kW, SW 7200/7205 and 9505 kHz with a single HARRIS
100 kW tx of 1990 year.

Look newer image, when compared the Gooogle Earth images between 2004 and
2009.

ALF  Al Aitahab is just such a nebulous city center term, coordinates are
set to middle of the large river between the two big cities, translated
from Sudanese into French language ITU database in Geneva Switzerland.

Maybe "Al Aitahab" spelling style is wrong, and short call ALF means "al-
Fiteihab" instead? Google: "riverside area of al-Fiteihab in Omdurman".

Google Maps and Bing Maps images are not good,
<https://goo.gl/maps/OeocD>

And the public "TerraServer" image is NOT of higher quality too, though
<http://www.terraserver.com/view.asp?cx=32.44583333333333&cy=15.586944444444445&proj=4326&mpp=0.75&sdrt=jax#>

Too to get details easier the Google Earth images of Dec 2012 and Dec 2013
to look at much finer and sharper shape.

"Historical Imagery allows users to traverse back in time and study
earlier stages of any place. This feature allows research that require
analysis of past records of various places."

The center Al Aitahab with the MW and communication masts and 31/41 mb
antenna was extended / built up acc image details compared between
26 April 2006 and November 8, 2007 accordingly shown images, on the
right side wall of the area at
15 35 17.30 N  32 26 49.77 E  coordinates. So suitable for scrapping the
Khartoum Soba System in total after 2008 time span, except the MW on
north-western corner.

3 - Khartoum station between Halfayat el Muluk and Hillat Uzeirqab
at 15 43 13.68 N  32 33 29.99 E  location
located on the right side of the big river. Probably used for MW 963 kHz
at 100 kW and some TV/FM communication mast operation too.

4 -  re Sennar Reiba MW 1296 kHz station, operated now by 600 kW these
days, probably of Harris/Nautel? origin, at
13 33 44.48 N  33 31 39.26 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/p2h8C>

Formerly erected facility built by Tesla Made in Czech CSSR in 1974. Once
erected 2 x 750 kW SRV 750 units and two masts. Added handwritten note
words of future plan of 1500 kW in WRTH 1973 issue.

5 -  During G.E. reseach found another MW station too of
SDN__Yambio 909 kHz 50 kW image of 23 Aug 2011. Appeared for the first
time during new ITU Geneva plan of 1978 came into effect, in WRTH 1979
issue.

Source taken partly of Adrian Peterson-IN-USA, AWR Wavescan script for Aug
21. 2011. My WRTH archive and handwritten notes also.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6, 2014)

UKRAINE   Radio Ukraine International ??
[not 4th px heard yet, to question instead 3rd Kultura px heard]

{Ukraine Radio Broadcasting Kiev; or Govorit Kiev.
V efire programa Vsemirnaya Sluzhba, Radio Veshchaniye Ukraine;
Ukrainian "Vsesvitnia sluzhba radiomovlennia Ukrainy";
Russian   "Vsemirnaya sluzhba radioveshchaniya Ukrainy" see below}
resumed its MW broadcasts.

1431  Mykolaiev Luch 800kW (of original 1200kW?) of power on air again.
But more and more reports arrived, that according moderate signal
reception reports, instead Lviv Krasne or even Kiev Brovary used via non-
directional single mast antennas, instead of planned Mykolaiev Luch
infrastructure.

Is the target audience of this Ukrainian (language) nationals like living
in European Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and even Kazakhstan target?
Frequency-wise it's a reactivation after almost two years.

Wikipedia:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainians_in_Russia>

Original source:
<http://ukrtvr.org/novini/radiomovlennia/4044751-dynozavr-povernuvsia.html>
<http://ukrtvr.org/efir-po-naselenikh-punktakh/mykolaivska-oblast.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6)

On Dec 1, 2014 at 1400-1800 UT conducted tests at the frequency 1431 kHz.
Since the new year promises to open international service. The program
comes in the Ukrainian language. Radiocentre interested in technical
reports. Send reports to the chief engineer. His name is Vyacheslav email
to this is his request.
<superson -at- bk.ru>
(Victor Tsekhanovich-RUS, RUSdx Dec 7)

On December 1, Radio Ukraine International resumed its mediumwave
broadcasts on the frequency of 1431 kHz from a 800 kW transmitter in the
Mykolayiv Luch transmitter site. The transmission is in Ukrainian, between
1500 and 1900 UT and is beamed northeast towards Russia. The signal is
exceptionally strong throughout Eastern and Central Europe.
(LZ2GPB  Georgi Bancov-BUL, dxld Dec 6)
(Georgi Bancov / deneb-radio-dx / open_dx / RUSdx Dec 7)

Transmissions from Ukraine on MW 1431 kHz Mykolayiv Luch on Dec 10

Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, World Service:
1500-1700 1431 LV{sic*}  800 kW 55 deg to NoEeRUS Russian with new IS, ID

Radio Voice of Ukraine, World Service:
1700-1900 1431 LV{sic*}  800 kW 55 deg to NoEaRUS Ukrainian, ex1500-1900

Co-chs: RaI 1, IRIB and defective tx of Foititiko Radiofono Thessaloniki.
The signal is exceptionally strong throughout Eastern and Central Europe.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 10)

Transmissions from Ukraine on MW 1431 kHz Mykolayiv Luch on Dec 7.

*  The ITU Call for Mykolaiev Luch transmitting center is real
SMF
(but latter a fake of usual soviet USSR veiled information data era by
Mr. Titov, Simferopol located some 260 kilometers away distance on Crimea
island area)

LV  =  Lviv Krasne Ukraine, real location distance some 660 kilometers
westerly of Luch.

Mykolaiev Luch - there are four antennas available for 500 / 800 / 1200 kW
transmissions,

1 - like a non-directional type antenna of usual 259 meters height,
location at  46 48 47.24 N  32 12 12.67 E  next to northern TX house -
formerly separate 549/972 kHz 500 kW TX unit,
and  46 48 38.69 N  32 12 57.08 E  of shorter wavelength in southerly
B-site.

And two SV2 + 2 sidefire antennas of Radio Moscow soviet USSR era,
on southern B-site part at Luch

2 - formerly 1200 kW tx in full power, now redudced to 800RUI. Directional
Kvadrat antenna switchable 85 / 265 / 355 degrees in main directions
MW Kvadrat SV2 + 2 antenna 1431 kHz 4-mast 265degr towards ALB BUL GRC;
and 355degr northerly Kvadrat antenna option, towards Kiev, Smolensk,
St.P. and Murmansk Karelia.

Location exact at
46 47 58.85 N  32 12 16.45 E
Reverse of former Radio Moscow Albania, Bulgaria, Greece service 265degr
is option eastwards to Rostov, Wolgograd, Astrakhan, Bishkek-KGZ, Almaty-
KAZ, Geermu-CHN at 85degr.

3 - and former Radio Moscow and Peace&Progress Arabic sces, formerly
1200 kW tx in full power, now redudced to 720 kW on 972 kHz service to
Crimea island service previously. Latter maybe used on powerful sidelobe
on mis-tuned 210degr direction.

Directional 210 degrees antenna in main direction of EGY, LBY, TUR, CYP.
MW SV2+2 sidefire ant 972 kHz 4-mast 210deg, RM & P&P Arabic EGY TUR CYP
46 47 23.07 N  32 12 56.54 E
{theoretical main lobe reverse directions of 30degrees maximal in
direction Dniepropetrovsk, Charkov, Moscow, to Nishni Nowgorod further
northern Siberia; or 120degr towards Crimea island area; but reverse
azimuth option NEVER realized yet, wb.}.

<http://ukrtvr.org/efir-po-naselenikh-punktakh/mykolaivska-oblast.html>

My log was rather disappointing, when checked remote SDR units all over
Europe on Sunday Dec 7th.

quick translation to English,
re 1431 kHz 1725 UT at Sunday Dec 7th

SDR unit journey on 1431 kHz all over Europe,
only at capital Kiev noted an eceptional signal of S=9+60dB signal
strength also from local transmitter Kiev Brovary ?

Distance Mykolaiev Luch - Kiev approx. 420 km according Google Earth.

At remote unit by Mauno in Finland, S=9+40dB signal, on excellent antenna
gear.

Poor signals though depending used antenna S=6 signal in St.P. and Moscow;
and in Warsaw Poland S=9+5dB. At remote DARC club station SDR bulk in
Amberg/Nuremberg and in Switzerland / Bregenz Austria S=9+15dB. Rather S=5
to NIL signal in Sweden, polar circle area, Gotland island, Stockholm.

In Italy covered totally by local RaI-1 from Foggia.

Terrible mixture of U.K. and Italy MW stations co-channel at remote SDR
units in Basel, Zuerich, Belgium, England, Netherlands, NoWe Germany,
Bremen, and Frankfurt/M.

Ich habe mal eine Europa Reise im Perseus Netzwerk gemacht.
re 1431 kHz 1725 UT at Sunday Dec 7th. Nur in der Stadt Kiev zerreisst es
die Anzeige mit S=9+60 Signal, als wenn's noch ein weiterer Ortssender vor
Ort waere.

Gibt es da vielleicht Unterstuetzung durch eine Reserveanlage in Brovary ?

Distanz Mykolaiev Luch - Kiev 420 kilometers laut Google Earth.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7 / 10 / 12)

1431  Though we've been describing Ukraine Radio's new Russian service as
'Radio Ukraine International' they don't seem to identify as such on air.
After airing the new souped-up version of their interval signal, their
sign-on announcement goes: "Govorit Kiev. V efire programa Vsemirnaya
sluzhba, Radio Veshchaniye Ukraine" [Kiev calling. You're listening to the
World Service programme, Radio Broadcasting Ukraine?]. My knowledge of
Russian is quite limited and can't cope with idiom though, perhaps one of
our fluent Russian speakers could shed some light on this? If you want to
hear it for yourself, the Russian service is on at 1500-1700 UT on
mediumwave 1431 kHz and on the web stream (nrcu.gov.ua).
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online ng, via dxld Dec 12)

Maybe because they have been using similar ID form also in Ukrainian:
"Vsesvitnya sluzhba radiomovleniya Ukraini".
(Mauno Ritola-FIN,  Interval Signals Online ng, via dxld Dec 12)

UKRAINE   Religious program in Ukrainian at 1835 UT on MW 549 1044 1404
kHz. Cultural program in Ukrainian called "Ukrainskii Vuimer" was heard
till cl/d of tx at 1900 UT on 1431 kHz. Both observed on Dec 9. MW tx on
1431 kHz registered as located in Odessa (WRTH 1991) was used by soviet
communist propaganda for the broadcasts in Albanian, Bulgarian etc.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

UNIDENTIFIED    "Wuu-Wuu" type jammer is regular heard. For examples on
Dec 8: at 0400 UT on 9565 kHz over Radio Super, Brazil; at 1300-1400 UT on
MW 1485; at 1400-1430 on 11890 etc. Unid in some language (Cantonese?)
without Beijing's jamming was observed in times 1400-1900 on Dec 5 till 9
on 6870 6970 kHz. On Dec 5 at 1500 UT there was ID "This is Radio Free
Asia". Feeders, or spurs ?
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

11890 has scheduled Vietnamese sces of RFA and Vatican R, especially
jammed by VTN government of sirene jammer transmisssions. Also Vietnam's
jamming used predominantly against FEBC Vietnamese lang services too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 11)

USA   WBCQ Monticello at 0050 UT on Dec 7, 5109.732 kHz, special violine
music from cowboy target?, S=7, time offset delay.

Irgendwie haben die Sendungen einen Zeitversatz, vielleicht auch um die
Stromspitzen auszugleichen, dass hat man ja bei remote relays oft gemacht,
um den Generatorstrom Bedarf zu glaetten, z.B. bei Ascension Isl. oder
Marianen Isl,

// 7490.264 kHz, very same program, music of the 1930's. Sleigh ride trip
music from Hollywood film at 0115 UT ?

// 9329.984 kHz at 0125 UT, the most terrible audio modulation of all
three bc channels. Upper sideband reception of H3E Mode not convinced.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 7)

USA   IBB Greenville TESTING NEW AUDIO PROCESSOR.

The IBB transmitting station near Greenville, North Carolina, has
installed and is evaluating a new Orban model 9300 Digital Optimod-AM
audio processor ("delivers louder, cleaner, brighter, FM-like audio with
an open, fatigue-free quality that attracts listeners and holds them").
<http://www.orban.com/products/radio/am/9300/>

Greenville "would be very interested in any listener comments regarding
fidelity and the ability to overcome less than ideal
propagation while using the new audio processor."

Of course, co-channel noise from Cuba is another consideration.
The new audio processor is on transmitter GB-5, with this schedule
UT             kHz    Content
0400-0700     7405    Radio Marti
1230-1300     9610    Vatican Radio
1400-2000    13820    Radio Marti

You can send reports to the VOA Radiogram email address:
<radiogram -at- voanews.com>
and I will forward them to Greenville.
(Kim Elliott-DC-USA, dxld Dec 4)

#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#

PERSEUS net log of SDR unit at Colombo Sri Lanka.

Improved the Wi-Fi to the Perseus; well done Victor, your antenna
connection and Noise basic level of -135 to -140dBm on Dec 6th in
0652 to 0722 UT time range.

Noon in CLN, but growing greyline morning, before breakfast in Germany.

IS EXCELLENT on quick 49, 41, 31 mb check
!!! SAME POSITIVE as in June 2011 year again !!!
No stuttering anymore, when used 12.5 kHz SPAN and 6 kHz Bandwidth.

Log
7290.006 AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Muttathura, Kerala,
         in probably Hindi / Malayalam 7.5 kHz wide transmission,
         S=9+25dB, but BUZZY transmission - not clean audio -
         of like garden fence 100 Hertz, +13 peaks each sideband.
7380.010 AIR Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Hindi sce, S=9+10dB,
         8 kHz wide transmission.
7420.003 AIR Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, Hindi, poor S=5-6.
7440.017 AIR Lucknow, Utter Pradesh, Hindi singer, on threshold daytime
         reception level. At 0713 UT S=4 -119dBm over noise level -138dBm

faint station peak on 9400 kHz at 0716 UT, maybe Radyoya Denge Kurdistane
from Grigoriopol Moldova.

9490 CNR Xizang Lhasa S=5-6
9530 CNR11 Baoji at 0718 UT
9570 CNR2 Bussiness Radio, Geermu
9580 CNR Xizang, Lhasa #602 Baiding site.
9589.995 Myanmar Thazin Radio from Phin Oo Lwin, in Kayah language,
         acc Anker's DBS list, S=8 -75dBm signal at 0720 UT, GREAT !

log of 31, 25 mb at 0757 to 0812 UT on Dec 6.

9595 UNID, but probably Nikkei Nagara Japan, faint.
9600 CNR PBS Urumqi
9620 CNR2 Bussiness Radio, Beijing
9630 CNR1 Geermu
9635.778 VoVTN1 Son Tay S=5 at 0759 UT, ID at 0800 UT
9680.047 RRI Jakarta Cimanggis, tiny poor S=4,
         daytime propagation path -100dBm.
9714.920 usual odd Radio Riyadh Arabic via non-directional
         antenna to NE/ME target area.
9720 CNR2 Baoji
9730.000 even frequency, Myanmar Radio, Burmese, S=8 -76dBm
         location rather Phin Oo Lwin, than Rangoon Yegu ...
9745 TWN VHBN Guanghua zhi Sheng, Kuanyin, Chinese, faint
9750 NHK World, Radio Japan Yamata, 0810 UT
9780 CNR Qinghai, Xining, faint.
9810 CNR2 Baoji, faint.

and around 0834-0852 UT on Dec 6

9830 CNR1 Beijing, faint.
9835.004 RTM Sarawak, Malay, performed Indian subcontinent singer mx
         poor S=5 or -90dBm, visible on Perseus browser screen.
9850.006 SOH Taiwan, S=4-5 poor at 0834 UT.

most of Taiwanese Sound of Hope txions are odd xx.006 Hertz this morning

9930.005 T8WH Palau, Japanese christian progr, Aoki Nagoya list show
         "T8WH Preparing For Jesus" Saturdays, at 0835 UT, S=7.
9990 US Radio Farda in Persian from IBB Kuwait, S=5 in Piliyandala.

11430.006 SOH Taiwan, S=7
11470.006 SOH Taiwan, S=7
11500.005 SOH Taiwan, S=4 on threshold level.
11580.006 SOH Taiwan, S=7
11600.007 SOH Taiwan, S=7
11605.105 R Taiwan Internat, Japanese at 0842 UT, poor S=5-6 sidelobe.
11620 CNR5 Beijing underneath readable, but covered by CARRIER-only
      co-channel much stronger signal seemingly from AIR Khampur?,
      no audio heard of scheduled AIR Urdu service observed so far.
11630 CNR1 Lingshi
11640 CRI Jinhua, Chinese
11660 CNR2 Xian
11665.000 MLA  RTM Kajang, Malay language, light pop mx program
11680 KRE KCBS Pyongyang Kanggye, Korean shrill female singer voices ...
11685 CNR11 Baoji, S=8 Tibetan.
11720 CNR1 Shijiazhuang, S=8
11735 KRE  VoKOR Kujang, ID at 0852 UT, North/Ce/SoAm Sp/En/Fr,
      as well as Far East sce in Russian to FE Russia, sidelobe signal
      at 28degr azimuth antenna towards FE/Alaska/Western Canada coast
      further towards Panama/Colombia/Venezuela target.
11750 CHN mainland, white noise jamming sce by 24hrs/7d, to one of the
      BBCWS channels of Singapore Kranji relay outlets.
11760 CNR1 Shijiazhuang
11765.024 Unidentified Chinese, probably SOH Taiwan.
11769.975 seldom odd frequency of China. PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi site.
11780.120 RNA Brasilia, nice Brazilian music, BrazPortuguese,
          S=5-6 fluttery signal, but propagation path puzzled me, from
          Brazil, I guess via western USA, western Canada, Alaska,
          easterly Arctic area.
11835 CNR2 Xianyang
11845 CNR2 Xianyang, 0852 UT Dec 6

and around 0840-0917 UT on Dec 7
11860 CHN PBS Xizang, Lhasa #602 Baiding site. S=8 at 0840 UT.
11885 CHN PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, Uighur
11895 CHN CRI Kashgar, En
11905 CHN CNR6 Beijing, Hakka
11915 Bad 118 Hertz buzzy audio mixture. CHN CNR2 Baoji; and co-ch
11915.118 TWN CBSD RTI Tainan.
11935 CHN CNR5 Beijing
11950 CHN PBS Xizang, Lhasa #602 Baiding site
11960 CHN CNR1 Beijing
11970.132 TWN SOH Taiwan, S=5 poor
12015 ASC NHK World Radio Japan, Japanese, S=8
12045 CHN CNR1 Beijing
12055 CHN CNR1 Lingshi
12080 CHN CNR2 Baoji
12084.874 MNG VoMongolia, Ulan Bataar Khonkor, carrier on air 0856 UT
12130 KWT IBB Kuwai
12140 KWT IBB Kuwait
12150.062 TWN SOH RFA program.
12190.261 TWN SOH RFA program.
12370.047 TWN SOH
12500.035 TWN SOH
12560.124 TWN SOH
12775.159 TWN SOH
12799.983 TWN SOH
12870.050 TWN SOH
12910.041 TWN SOH
12980.147 TWN SOH
13070.018 TWN SOH
13129.948 TWN SOH
13200.142 TWN SOH at 091.16 Ut Dec 7.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 6 / 7)

More logs of Dec 12

4381 to 4418 kHz very strong CODAR noise transmission, at 0113 UT, S=7.
4500     CHN PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, Mongolian, 0115 UT
4760.000 even AIR Port Blair, Brookshabad, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
4765.070 TJK  Tajik Radio 1, Dushanbe Yangi Yul, S=8 -80dBm
4774.899 AIR Imphal, Manipur, weak
4800     AIR Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
4810.005 AIR AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, not Hindi,
         rather En Sports live report Kricket from Australia
4814.965 UNID, Brazilian stn?, 0124 UT
4820     CHN Xizang PBS, Lhasa, Tibet
4835     AIR Gangtok, Sikkim
4845.005 BRA R Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus AM
4860.004 AIR Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, poor, 0129 UT
4880.004 AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Hindi, time pips at 0130:03 UT late
4885.020 BRA Unidentified stn, S=5-6 poor
4894.994 MNG Mongolian R, Murun, poor at 0132 UT
4905     CHN Xizang PBS, Lhasa, Tibet
4910     UNID, tiny stn, ? AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan ?
4920     AIR Chennai, Tamil Nadu, powerhouse strongest S=9+35dB signal
4949.741 R Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, Luanda, Portuguese
4970.014 AIR Shillong, Mawgrong, Meghalaya
4979.988 Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, Xinjiang, Uighur progr
4989.994 UNID, tentativelly CHN PBS Hunan, Xiangtan
5010.004 AIR Thiruvananthapuram, Muttathura, Kerala powerful S=9+25dB
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 12)

Log of remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand from 1100 UT on Dec 8th, 2014

2325 Tennant Creek AUS
2485 Katherine AUS
2500 two stns, WWVH ahead, poor
3320 KRE
3480 KOR
3990 CHN Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi ,Xinjiang; or GPBS Ganan from Hezuo, Tibetan
1557 THA SorWorThor - Sathaanii Witthayu Krajaisiang Haeng Pratheet Thai
     Trat, around the corner.
 927 THA SorWorThor Chanthaburi, local S=9+60dB ! powerhouse

 740 CBG Phnom Penh{not}.
     VTN Thanks to Mauno, tipped at VTN Radio 2nd progr
     from An Nhon Binh Dinh Province

 567 LAO Wiengchan / Vientiane, strong, northerly national highway km49
tx.
1575 THA IBB VoA Phra Nakhon Si, Ayutthaya, English, Harris 1000/500 kW
tx,
     mainlobe 145degr. Erected on US vv Vietnam war era of 1968, S=9+45dB.
5915.000 BUR  MRMS Myanmar Radio, Naypyidaw, powerful.
5925 VTN VoVTN 2nd progr, Xuan Mai, Tan Tien, heavy buzz tone.
5965 NOT on air, MLA RTM Kajang at 1128 UT on Dec 8.
5975 VTN VoVTN 1st progr, Hanoi Me Tri site.
5985.238 BUR  Yangoon Yegu, audio not clean, scratchy signal,
         final stage tube fault?
6020.000 VTN Daclac, VoVTN 4th progr. S=9+30dB signal non-dir ant.
6049.985 MLA RTM Asyik FM Kajang K-L,
             // co-ch QRM probably Xizang PBS, Lhasa, Tibet, China.
6129.989 LAO LNR Vientiane, national radio service program.
6164.993 BUR Thazin Radio, Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar.
7200v    BUR Yangoon Yegu, not on air at 1139 UT Dec 8.
7284.953 VTN VoVTN Hanoi Me Tri site. S=9+40dB proper, very well audio.
7344.993 BUR Thazin Radio, Pyin Oo Lwin. S=9+35dB powerful. 1139 UT Dec 8
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 8)

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Teak Publishing Press Release

Winter 2014-2015 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide
now available at Amazon

So why should you listen to shortwave radio?
Quite simply shortwave radio is your window to the world.
The best source of global information continues to be shortwave radio.

Throughout the world, shortwave remains the most readily available and
affordable means of communication and information. It lets you listen to
voices from around the world. You'll also learn about the lives and
concerns of people from all walks of life, from soldiers, to farmers, to
retired scholars.

Shortwave radio provides nearly instantaneous coverage of news and events
from around the world.

Shortwave listening, or SWLing, is the hobby of listening to shortwave
radio broadcasts located on frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz, also
known as HF or the High Frequencies bands.

If you live in the U.S., you can easily listen to shortwave broadcast
stations from countries like North/South Korea, Iran, Australia, Cuba,
China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Japan, England, Egypt, Tunisia, Oman,
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States and many other counties if you have a
shortwave receiver, and you know when and where to listen!

That when and where to listen is covered comprehensively in the pages of a
new edition of the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Winter 2014-2015 edition), by
Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH, is that all important
information resource you need to tap into the worldwide shortwave
broadcast radio spectrum.

It is a 24-hour station/frequency guide to "all" the known stations
currently broadcasting on shortwave radio at time of publication. This
unique shortwave resource is the "only" publication in the world that
offers a by-hour schedule that includes all language services, frequencies
and world target areas for each broadcast station. There are new chapters
that cover basic shortwave radio listening and Who's Who in the Shortwave
Radio Spectrum. Also extensive work has been done to improve the
readability of this edition on the various Kindle platforms.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Winter 2014-2015 edition) is
now available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at

<http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QU8LC6M>

he price for this latest edition is still US$4.99. Since this book is
being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom,
Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and
Australia can order this electronic book (e-Book) from Amazon websites
directly servicing these countries. All other countries can use the
regular Amazon.com website.

This new e-publication edition is an expanded version of the English
shortwave broadcast guide formerly printed in the pages of Monitoring
Times magazine for over 20 years. This one of a kind e-book is now being
published twice a year to correspond with station seasonal time and
frequency changes.

If you enjoy listening or monitoring HF shortwave stations, and you miss
the monthly English frequency listings formerly published in the late
Monitoring Times magazine, and multilingual station listing in the old
MTXpress electronic magazine, this valuable tool will now be your new
guide to listening to the world.

Frequency updates between editions will be posted on her Shortwave Central
blog at: <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>

And, the good news is that you do not even need to own a Kindle reader to
read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with
Amazon's free reading apps.

There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader,
Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry);
computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad,
Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all of the Kindle family of
readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to
buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details
on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at
<www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771>

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby
books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs - The Military
Monitoring Post
<http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/>
The Btown Monitor Post <http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/>
and The Shortwave Central <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

You can view the complete Teak Publishing book catalog online at
<http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
Click on the Teak Publishing radio hobby e-book link at the top of the
blog page. You can learn more about the author by going to her author page
on Amazon at
<http://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Van-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/>

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to
shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign
language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more interested in
listening to a global view of news and events as they happen.

If you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts, and
want to hear what is happening outside the ham bands on that transceiver
or portable shortwave radio in your shack, then this new e-book from Teak
Publishing is a must in your radio reference library.

Gayle Van Horn W4GVH
CEO Teak Publishing
International Shortwave Broadcast Guide-e Pub/Amazon Kindle
QSLing the World Kindle Book <http://amzn.com/B0083M2O4W>
Shortwave Central Blog <http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/>
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Press Release:
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(11 Dec 2014)
 
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Michael Bethge
 
 
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