WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1193 21 Jan 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALBANIA/CHINA   No signal of China Radio International via Fllake, ALB.

No signal of China Radio International via Fllake Jan 10-14, plus videos
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2015/01/no-signal-of-china-radio-international.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

Let's follow up this: Still no CRI from Fllaka but TWR and own Radio
Tirana programming go out as scheduled?

If so one could still speculate about stuff like a C-band dish being blown
away. But the most likely explanation would of course be another one,
considering the recent frenzy (reception reports urgently wanted, repair
attempts being made, finally correcting the frequency offsets that had
been ignored so long).

This in particular while BCE states that 1440 kHz will "very likely" be
shut down at yearend 2015:

<http://radioforum.foren.mysnip.de/file.php?8773,file=4362,filename=21_Tageblatt_0109.pdf>

[later]  Der Technische Direktor in Tirana und Drita verlangten schon sehr
hektisch vor 2-3 Wochen Empfangsberichte und Logs ueber die Empfangbarkeit
der Mittelwellen in Europa ...

Genau das fiel mir jetzt naemlich auch auf. Und dann auch diese sehr
hektischen Bemuehungen, auf einmal die Sender zu reparieren, zumindest auf
die richtigen Frequenzen einzustellen, nachdem das dort jahrelang
niemanden interessiert hatte.

Und die Zeiten, wo China mal so einfach 2 x 500 kW Sender lieferte sind
eh'  vorbaaiii.

Vor ein paar Jahren war doch erst die Rede von neuen Sendern aus China,
bis es dann hiess, das habe sich zerschlagen. Auch deshalb waere es nicht
erstaunlich, falls jetzt tatsaechlich Schluss ist.

- - -

History mail of November 2004:

Nach einer Pause von 26 Jahren werden Programme des Pekinger Rundfunks
fuer Europa ab dem 01.03.2004 wieder ueber Sender in Albanien
ausgestrahlt. Bislang sind aus drei unabhaengigen Quellen Sendungen in
Englisch 08.00-10.00 Uhr auf 1395 kHz sowie in Bulgarisch 18.00-19.00 Uhr
und in Tschechisch 23.30-00.30 Uhr jeweils auf 1458 kHz bekannt; die
Ausstrahlung noch weiterer Programme in anderen Sprachen duerfte zu
erwarten sein.

Genutzt werden die aus China gelieferten Mittelwellensender in Fllake nahe
Durres, wo 1966 der erste und 1968 dann zwei weitere, jeweils 500 kW
starke Sender in Betrieb gingen. Arbeitsfrequenzen sind 1215, 1395 und
1458 kHz, wobei auf 1395 kHz zwei Sender zu einer Gesamtleistung von 1000
kW kombiniert werden koennen.

Albanien unterhielt seit 1961 enge Beziehungen zu China. Mit deren Abbruch
wurden im Sommer 1978 auch die Ausstrahlungen von Radio Peking aus
Albanien von einem Tag zum anderen eingestellt.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Jan 17)

Maybe this 10 years lasting MW relay contract with China came to an end
now ? Albanian relay stations SW Cerrik and MW Fllake refurbished in 2004;
and re-opened MW in March 2004, SW inaugurated on Nov 28, 2004.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

Re: No signal of China Radio International via Fllake.

Observations from tonight Jan 17:
1215 kHz: Up to 1900 UT, when CRI via Fllaka was scheduled, no trace of
another carrier besides the UK synchro network.

1395 kHz: On at 1917 UT into TWR program feed, with interval signal
ringing for eight minutes until Hungarian programming followed at 1925 UT,
with announcement cut immediately behind the IS (what kind of playout/feed
is this?). Good signal level and modulation, frequency not too much off.

1458 kHz: Only Brookmans Park with Constanta underneath until 1858 UT,
when the much off-frequency Fllaka carrier came on. The Radio Tirana IS
could me made out once through the awful howl. When rechecking at 1906 UT
the Fllaka carrier was gone again, presumably just testing to transmit
Radio Tirana Turkish at 1930 UT for which the carrier was back on at 1922
UT. On next check after 2000 UT off again. Carrier returned at 2112 UT for
Radio Tirana in Serbian.

Conclusion: It appears that the Chinese have indeed pulled out of Fllaka,
effective yearend 2014. Both remaining transmitters are working, one again
with the notorious frequency deviation, the other one pretty well. And I
just don't believe in things like broken satellite downlink equipment
here.

Btw, on 1395 kHz somewhat weird sounding other audio could be heard in the
background. Wolfy checked for a possible source of Luxembourg effect but
found no match. Could be worth further monitoring.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Jan 17)

Thus the schedule for mediumwave from Fllaka, which as well known nowadays
means from Albania in general, is now:

0900-1000, 1395 kHz: Radio Tirana in Albanian, or maybe even from 0800
now? This used to be a quick switch-over from CRI on 1215 kHz until 0857
UT, with an official start time of 0901 UT, but today Wolfy found 1395 kHz
already on at 0856 UT, playing the National Anthem, then from 0858 UT
interval signal until the second program hour started at 0900 UT. Is this
a new practice to wrap up the first hour of this block in such a
pronounced way?

1500-1630 UT, 1458 kHz: Radio Tirana in Albanian.

Mon-Sat only 1645-1700 UT, 1458 kHz: Radio Tirana in Greek.

1925-2130 UT, 1395 kHz: Trans World Radio program block. Switch-on time
officially specified as 1922 UT, immediately with audio feed of interval
signal. Yesterday they turned it on already at 1917 UT.

Mon-Sat only 1930-2000 UT, 1458 kHz: Radio Tirana in Turkish.

Mon-Sat only 2115-2130 UT, 1458 kHz: Radio Tirana in Serbian.

Nothing on 1215 kHz anymore.

Presumably all remaining 1458 kHz transmissions through a single ND mast
now. All they achieve in Central Europe anymore is an awful howl from the
carrier, again running away almost 300 Hz, hetting against the Brookmans
Park signal.

1395 kHz is still EXCELLENT, should still use one of the directional
systems. I would advice to put all remaining services on this clear
frequency and put aside 1458 kHz, too, unless Radio Tirana is fettered
here by an agreement between authorities of Albania and the Netherlands.
If this is not the case (and even if so I would consider simply ignoring
it) and the limitation to the 1900-2200 UT slot was back then merely
agreed with whatever other Dutch stakeholder: It should by now all be
void. No one has a licence for 1395 kHz there anymore, no one a
transmission facility for this frequency either.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld Jan 18)

ALBANIA/ITALY   1394.910  From 19.17 UT interval signal of TWR Fllake
relay on air, S=9+25dB strong signal. TWR interval signal 1917-1925 UT.
TWR Hungarian px start at 19.25 UT on Jan 17.
TWR at 20.35 UT had moved down 14 Hertz to 1394.896 kHz.

Also 2nd 500 kW TX Fllake is ready tonight on 1457.836 kHz
Radio Tirana in Turkish Mon-Sat only broadcast at 1830-1900 UT.
English station on co-channel 1458 kHz disturbes the signal in central and
southern Europe too.

1458v kHz relay at 1901-1959 UT of CRI Hungarian NOT on air anymore.

At 2158 UT checked 1395 kHz channel again, now electro machine like mx
again on air:

1395.011 kHz exact footprint.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz / RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

1395.011 nighttime / 1395.009 mornings. Radio Activity - Broadcasting from
the Ferrara province, with mostly dance and electro music, IDs in Italian
/ English / German, generally on the air during weekends. First heard on
October 11th, good signal, very strong in Bologna.
(Stefano Valianti-ITA, in Jan 2015 "BrDXC Communication" magazine)

Heard Electro machine dance music of private Italian Ferrara transmitter,
very strong in Venice, Bologna, Rimini, Toscana area, noted on Fabrizio's
SDR software defined SDR radio server. Footprint odd frequency 1395.011
kHz on Jan 17, but this morning 2 Hertz lower on odd frequency 1395.009
kHz heard from 0700 UT tune in til 0856 UT when Fllake Albanian Anthem
played til 0858 UT.

Drita is this Anthem play new program detail these days?

Odd 1395.009 kHz from Ferrara Italy electro music transmitter on air at
0752 UT. No CRI English sce 1215 kHz at 0700-0857 UT on Jan 18 anymore.

ALBANIAN Daily
0800-1000 7390 SHI 100 kW TX2 S-10 antenna at 310 deg to EUR
0901-1000 1395 FLA 500 kW TX2 F-01 antenna at 033 deg to Ce-East-EUR

National Hymne at approx. 0856-0858 UT on Jan 18, afterwards Radio
Tirana's interval signal to 0900 UT, on odd frequency 1394.911 kHz
S=9+15dB daytime in Forli -, in // 08-10 UT on odd frequency 7389.977 kHz
to Kosovo/exYUG target at S=9+20dB signal strength.

Radio Tirana ALBANIAN Daily program on MW Fllake site on non-directional
antenna, on Jan 18th at
1500-1630 UT 1458kHz FLA 500 kW TX2 F-05 antenna non-dir to EUR

Checked at 1520 UT on Jan 18: Fllake heard on 1457.846 kHz footprint,
powerful signal on remote SDR receiver server in Italy and Switzerland,
but also heavy QRM by co-channel U.K. stn on even 1458 kHz with Asian
taste program, see EAMW Boel list from Belgium: BBC Asian Network, Langley
Mill (5kW) at 0600-2400 UT, 0000-0600 UT relay of BBC WS South Asian
service...

btw. Channel 1395 kHz would be the MUCH BETTER SOLUTION to spread their
Radio Tirana program europeanwide at these days.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

ALBANIA   9570  -  but instead widerange 9554.8 to 9583.7 kHz signal from
CRI relay site Cerrik in Albania. Chinese sce heard here in Germany on
S=9+30dB level, of combined 2 x 150 kW = 300 kW units. Scheduled 0200-0357
UT. At 0301 UT nx in Mandarin langs.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

ARABIC SPEAKING stations on medium wave 1622-1652 UTC timeslot Jan 15

SRTV Radio Damascus in Arabic 1622 UT on 783 Tartus
ERTU Al-Quran al-Karim, Holy Quran in Arabic 1625 UT on 864 Santah
IBA  Reshet Dalet in Arabic 1636 UT on 1080 Yavne
ERTU Mid-Delta Radio in Arabic 1639 UT on 1161 Tanta
ERTU Al-Shabab wal Riyadah, Youth & Sports R Arabic 1650 UT on 711 Tanta
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

ASCENSION ISL  12015  Seemingly live coverage of some sports match
(football? Asian Cup at Auustralia?), 2 reporters performing, heard at
0813 UT on Jan 15 in Japanese (not En) language via Ascension relay site
in Atlantic Ocean, scheduled 0800-1000 UT Radio Japan NHK. S=8 -80dBm.

[selected span 12.5 kHz / RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

AUSTRALIA   Drastic cuts to Radio Australian shortwave.
The ABC has announced major cuts to Radio Australia shortwave
transmissions.

From 1 January all overseas relays (via Dhabaya, Kranji and Palau) will
end.
From 1 January all shortwave transmissions to Asia will cease.
From 31 January the Brandon shortwave site will close.

From 31 January output from Shepparton will be reduced from six full time
transmitters to only three transmitters, all operating 24 hours per day
with the following schedule:
0900-2100 on  6080  6150  9580
2100-0900 on 15240 15415 17840
(Radio Australia via WRTH via January BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine,
direct and via dxld Jan 13)

There had been fears that the ABC might abandon shortwave completely so
although output is significantly reduced, RA will retain a welcome
presence on SW for the time being and hopefully some of the above
frequencies will be audible in Europe. Programming includes relays of ABC
National and TripleJ. (Dave Kenny-UK, January BrDXC-UK "Communication"
direct / via dxld)

[SINGAPORE/UAE/-fr AUSTRALIA-]   Radio Australia in Burmese shortwave
will cease from Jan 14

0000-0030 12005 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Mon-Fri
0000-0030 12005 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Mon-Fri
0100-0130 11780 SNG 100 kW 340 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
2300-2330  5955 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Mon-Fri
2300-2330  5955 DHA 250 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

AUSTRALIA   Quick review of ABC Radio Australia frequencies via
Shepparton, which are to be cancelled Jan 31, according to the announced
major cuts

0700-1000 11945 SHP 100 kW 100 deg to SoPac  English
0700-0900  9475 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English
1100-1730 12085 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1100-1900  9475 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1700  5940 SHP 100 kW 334 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-2030  9820 SHP 100 kW 353 deg to EaAS   English

In addition my last video of Radio Australia via T8WH Angel 3 Palau Jan 11
1300-1430  9965 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS English, no signal Jan 13
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

Review of ABC Radio Australia frequencies via Shepparton,
which are to be cancelled Jan 31, according to the announced major cuts

0500-0630 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0630-0700 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Tok Pisin Mon-Fri
0630-0700 21725 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English   Sat/Sun
0700-1100  9710 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   English
0800-1100  9580 SHP 100 kW 080 deg to EaPac  English
1500-1700  9850 SHP 100 kW 040 deg to NoPac  English
2030-0630 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   English
0630-0700 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   Tok Pisin Mon-Fri
0630-0700 15415 SHP 100 kW 355 deg to EaAS   English   Sat/Sun
2330-0630 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English
0630-0700 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS Tok Pisin Mon-Fri
0630-0700 17750 SHP 100 kW 329 deg to SoEaAS English   Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

AUSTRALIA   19000  on Jan 17 at 0009 UT, R. Australia with good signal,
better than // 17840 kHz. We'll sure miss this only 19 MHz broadcast after
January with RA cutbacks; has been on at 23-01 UT. Show is interview with
English authoress Laurie Penny, first about how well-informed young women
are now tnx to Internet; at 0017 UT interviewer issues a language advisory
before uncensoredly mentioning a chapter title, "?ck up Girls and Lost
Boys". Seems book is "Unspeakable Things, Sex, Lies and Revolution", on
this show, 'The List'. Penny says she gets threats. Those who approve of
salty language must resort to shortwave, as I fear domestic AM & FM
stations are too timid to risk it. Portrait and audio:

<http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/unspeakable-things/5658464>

Seems this is a live relay off ABC RN, scheduled in for 11 am Sunday local
time when everyone ought to be worshipping; but it's a repeat from last
August.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 17)

AUSTRALIA   Cox Peninsular - Asbestos & Other Contamination,
video plays fine now.

this
<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shortwavesites/conversations/topics/3022?reverse=1>

or this address
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liLrAPqtQzs&feature=youtu.be>

working fine when access here in Germany, Jan 14.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

AUSTRALIA  15489.984  At 0746 UT on Jan 15 (0730-0830 UTT segment) heard
AUS station program "Reach Beyond Australia" from Kununurra in English,
religious sermon prayer of follow man, Genesis 49 ... S=9 -74dBm signal
into Germany, long path reception via SoAM?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

AUSTRIA/FRANCE/GERMANY   Russian religious broadcasts Saturdays
via Media Broadcast brokery

Missionswerk Friedensstimme
1500-1530 11995 ISS 250 kW 060 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat

HCJB The Voice of Andes
1530-1600 11900 MOS 100 kW 095 deg to CeAS Russian Sat
1600-1630 11900 MOS 100 kW 095 deg to CeAS Chechen Sat

Christian Science Sentinel
1900-2000  5960 NAU 100 kW 090 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

AUSTRIA   7330  Radio Joystick, via 7330 ORS/MBR Moosbrunn site, E-QSL in
1 day for e-report to
<chapri -at- radiojoystick.de>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

BELARUS   Radio Belarus was noted on 11730 without terrible audio, Jan 19

1100-2300 11730 MNS 100 kW 246 deg to WeEUR Bel/Ru/Pol/Ge/Fr/En/Sp/Ru.

Strong signal in Bulgaria, but low modulation.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

Yes, very low modulation now, to overcome the accompanied spurs and avoid
radio signal splatter in future.

re 11730 kHz co-channel at 1730-1826 UT Voice of Turkey Emirler in full
power ahead, S=9+35dB in Germany at 1735 UT on Jan 19. Nothing heard from
Minsk UNDERNEATH at this time slot, at our location.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

BOLIVIA   4451.1  Radio Santa Ana, Santa Ana de Yacuma, at 2320 to 2335 UT
weak signal om in Spanish. Seems to sign off before 0000 UT daily. 15 Jan.
Never logged this during 0900 to 1130 UT.

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta, at 0955 to 1012 UT om "nueve en la
... entonces ... horas ... ". Same om with no music. 15 Jan. Noted daily
0930+ and 2300+ UT with difficult signal.

4716.65  Radio Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura, at 0210 UT still on with weak
signal 11 Jan. 1000 to 1045 UTom and music, fair signal 15 Jan.

5952.40  Pio XII, Siglo Veinte, at 0210 UT con musica - narrow filter in
lsb to avoid buzz saw interference 11 Jan, 1015 UT om and yl slow
conversational Spanish, 1017 UT music bridge "entonces en el dia" 15 Jan.

6105.48  Radio Panamericana, La Paz, at 1102 to 1120 UT in Spanish, weak
signal heard on 15 Jan and other days same time.

6134.8  Radio Santa Cruz, at 2230 to 2335 UT, noted with vocalist with 1.2
filter in lsb to escape 6135 Brasil? 15 Jan.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Jan 11-17)

BOTSWANA/GERMANY/SAO TOME/THAILAND/UK   IBB changes:

Deewa Radio
0100-0200   12025 UDO 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto,  exKWT from Jan 12

Radio Farda
1430-1530  12005 WOF 300 kW 090 deg to WeAS Persian, exLAM  from Jan.12
1530-1730  12005 WOF 300 kW 090 deg to WeAS Persian, exBIB  from Jan.12
1800-1900 NF9465 BIB 100 kW 105 deg to WeAS Persian, ex9885 from Jan.16

Radio Liberty
1500-1800  11890 LAM 100 kW 075 deg to EaEUR Russian, exWOF from Jan.12

Voice of America, Mon-Fri, new from Jan 12
1530-1600   9765 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
1530-1600  12075 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
1530-1600  17700 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to WeCeAF Hausa

2100-2130 NF9675 WOF 300 kW 182 deg to NoWeAF French  Mon-Fri,x9620Jan16
2130-2200 NF9490 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeAF   Bambara Mon-Fri,x9620Jan16

* to avoid Radio Exterior de Espana, Radio Nacional de España in Spanish
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

BOTSWANA/SAO TOME   Addit broadcast of VoAmerica from Jan 12

1530-1600  9765 SAO 100 kW 000 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
1530-1600 12075 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeCeAF Hausa
1530-1600 17700 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to WeCeAF Hausa

Frequency change of Voice of America in Bambara Mon-Fri from Jan 16

2130-2200 NF9490 SAO 100 kW 020 deg to WeAF, ex9620 to avoid REE Spanish
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

BRAZIL/UGANDA   Log: 4976,02 kHz Radio Iguatemi 2114 UT / O 2-

Radio Iguatemi, Sao Paulo sendet ueber '4975 kHz', // 1370 kHz Sao Paulo
und 1520 Mogi das Cruzes SP.
(Rudolf Grimm, Sao Bernardo SP-BRA, A-DX Jan 17)

9724.959  Radio RB2, Curitiba PR, ID at 0850 UT. Irregularly on air during
Christmas and New Years eve, but today heard tiny signal of S=4 or
-100dBm, sure 100% BrazPortuguese program, noted at 0840 UT Jan 15.
At 0846 UT report about Franciscus Pope's visit to Sri Lanka.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

6040  RB2 Curitiba, on the air! 6040 kHz Curitiba PR ist wieder on the
air, jetzt als RB2 (ex-Clube Paranaense). Mit dieser Frequenz, ist das mit
RB2 (Kurzwellen) komplett, vor einem Monat wurden die Frequenzen von 9725
und 11935 kHz re-aktiviert. Die MW Frequenz lautet 1430 kHz.
(Rudolf Grimm, Sao Bernardo SP-BRA, A-DX Jan 20)

4975.965 kHz was Kampala Uganda last week ... (wb.)

Am 16.01.2015 um 22:42 schrieb Christoph Ratzer:
Es ist aber ein lustiges Sprachgemisch aus Englisch und lokalen Woertern.
Ist das Ugandisch? ;-)

Englisch, Rwanyankole, Luganda, Iteso, Lusuga oder Luo sollen
Portugiesisch klingen? Mir kaeme das Spanisch vor! Bei O=2-3 zumindest.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT and Wolf-Dieter Behnke-D, A-DX Jan 16)

Log  0220 - 0330 UT on Jan 17.
[selected span 12.5 kHz / RBW 15.3 Hertz]

R Iguatemi, Osasco, SP, Brasil.
see TBS-16 Anker Petersens's tropical band list.
NIL - nothing heard anymore from SP at 0220 UT Jan 17.

4742     Aeronautical mobile in ssb mode.
4760.009 AIR Port Blair ?? fade - out,
4765     three stations 'fight each other' on the wave,
         Rádio Progreso Bauta CUB also at 0310 UT,
         very small band audio signal only 2.8 kHz wide,
         previously UTE sender unit ? ;
         a Brasilian station too,
         and ahead 4765.061 kHz TJK Yangi-Yul in Tajik domestic radio.
4800     CNR1 Golmud Geermu, Qinghai
4814.966 ? R Difusora, Londrina, PR, Brasil ?
4819.939 Bishkek in Kirgiz language, S=8 -78dBm, slight BUZZ audio.
4830     ? MNG Mongoliin Radio 2nd program, Altay ?
4845.007 ? BRA Rádio Cultura Ondas Tropicais, Manaus AM, Brasil. ?
4850 CHN PBS Xinjiang, Urumqi, Kazakh S=8-9 proper signal in Germany.
4865.024 BRA ? R Alvorada, Londrina, PR, Brasil, religious ?
4870.004 AIR Delhi Kingsway, powerhouse Nepali sce, + CODAR wiper signal
4875.188 BRA ? Rádio Dif. Roraima, Boa Vista, RR, Brasil,
         very nice soft smooth light music program, BrazPort.
4880.008 IND Probably AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, tiny fade-out signal
4885.019 BRA, BrazPortug, small bandwidth audio like amateur radio txion,
         note many times 'Para' mentioned. Radio Clube de Belem do Para ?
         HEAVY CODAR wiper signal of 4871 to 4980 kHz range.
4887     UTE digital sce from Europe very strong, S=9+10dB strength
4910.005 AIR Hindi stn ? fade-out signal. AIR Jaipur, Rajasthan, India ?
4920     IND Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Tamil mx ?
4949.745 AGL Rádio Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, Luanda,
         just above threshold level.
4975.2 to 4978.7 kHz coastal radar, shrap, shrap noise signal ?
4979.990 CHN - CNR Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi, Xinjiang, Uighur language,
         very seldom ODD frequency outlet from China these days.
4989.984 Unid station signal, very tiny, probably Suriname ?
5010.900 ... .930 Malagasy hopped around, former Siemens Vienna marvelous
         tx of Radio Bremen / SWF Suedwestfunk Rohrdorf Germany era.
5015     USA  Okeechobee Florida TruNews progr, S=7-8 signal in Germany.
5025     CUB  Radio Rebelde via Titan site at Quivican. Powerhouse.
5035.012 BRA  ? Radio Apericida, weak, thin signal.
5040     CUB  RHC Quivican in Sp, S=9+ powerhouse, Quivican Titan tx site
5049.991 USA  WWRB Brother Stair, President Bush war in Iraq,
         US worldwide war ... crooked arguments ... S=9+10dB at 0245 UT
5085     USA  WTWW - pretty hip guitar music program,
5109.722 USA  usb mode and carrier mode, WAZU Calling program re-transmit,
         but noted at 0259 UT ID of WBCQ station. Much flippy hip pop
         and rock program, S=8 signal strength in Germany
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

BRAZIL   3364.87  Radio Cultura, Araraquara, SP, at 0000 to 0014 UT om in
Portuguese, decent signal on 17 Jan

4805  Radio Difusora do Amazonas, Manaus, at 0017 to 0025 UT noted in
Portuguese with om, albeit weak signal, as usual. A regular signal 1000
and 2300+ UT but difficult, 17 Jan.

4875  Rdif Roraima, Boa Vista RR, at 0200 to 0212 UT. Brasil pop vocals,
strong signal 11 Jan.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Jan 11-17)

4774.966 kHz, Tarma / Congonhas. Gegen 2230 UT ist auf 4774.966 kHz ein
Musikprogramm zu hoeren, soeben Ansagen in P, also der Brasilianer. Auf
4774.900 kHz ist ein noch sehr schwacher Traeger zu sehen, Tarma liegt ja
noch in der Sonne.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM <http://ratzer.at>  A-DX Jan 17)

9629.943  Ràdio Aparecida, smoth international music progr, heard at 0307
UT on S=8 level in Stuttgart rx site, stronger on // 6135.096 kHz at same
time 0312-0315 UT. I like this easy listening mx.

6180.004  RNA Brasilia, S=6-7 poor signal this Jan 20 morning. Interview
in PortBraz at 0310 UT.

6089.949  At 0318 UT on Jan 20 Rádio Bandeirantes, talk progr, fair
signal, but suffered QRM by co-channel Anguilla -female- prayer too.

6080.043  Unidentified Brazilian stn (either Curitiba PR or Goiania GO)
next to even 6080 VoA from SMG Vatican State site. Relay heard at 0323 UT
Jan 20.

5969.991  Rádio Itatiaia Belo Horizonte MG very tiny signal heard here in
Germany at 0337 UT on Jan 20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

BULGARIA/FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/MOLDOVA/PHILIPPINES/TAIWAN/TAJIKISTAN/
UZBEKISTAN

WRN brokery frequency list in 2014/2015, contain some wooden
reserve registrations.

The Voice Asia
 6260 0001-0400 41N         TAC 100 153 Hin        UZB CVC WRN
 9975 0100-0400 41N         TAC 100 186 Hin        UZB CVC WRN
13630 0400-1100 41N         TAC 100 153 Hin        UZB CVC WRN
 9500 1100-1400 41N         TAC 100 153 Hin        UZB CVC WRN
 6260 1400-2000 41N         TAC 100 153 Hin        UZB CVC WRN

KMS - Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok
17860 1100-1200 49NE        DB  200 125 Cambodian  TJK WRN WRN

Radio Free Sarawak, til Nov 17, 2014.
15420 1100-1230 54NE        PUG 125 222 Eng Mo-Sat PHL WRN WRN

Voice of Wilderness - CMI
11860 1300-1400 44NE        PUG 125 10  KorSun-1430PHL WRN WRN
 7375 1900-2000 44NE        DB  100 71  KorSat-2030TJK WRN WRN

Free North Korea Radio
 9320 1230-1330 44NE        TAC 100 76  Kor NKRR   UZB WRN WRN
11570 1230-1430 44NE        TAC 100 76  Kor NKRR   UZB WRN WRN

NKRR - North Korea Reform Radio
 7590 1430-1530 44NE        TAC 100 71  Kor NKRR   UZB WRN WRN

Radio Free North Korea
11570 1430-1630 44NE        DB  200 71  Kor        TJK WRN WRN

Radio Free Chosun, reported on 7515 kHz instead.
 7520 1300-1500 44NE        TAC 100 70  Kor        UZB WRN WRN

Voice of Martyrs, reported on 7530 kHz lately.
 7505 1600-1730 44NE        TAC 100 76  Kor Su-Fr  UZB WRN WRN
 7515 1600-1730 44NE        TAC 100 76  Kor Su-Fr  UZB WRN WRN

Radio Mehr Iranian, acc Aoki list Dec 19 off.
15680 1630-1700 40          ISS 500 91  Far MoFr   F   WRN MBR
ex15515 1530-1600 40        ISS 500 91  Mul MoFr   F   WRN MBR

Radio Ranginkaman
ex11585 1600-1700 40        SOF 250 95  Farsi ThFr BUL WRN WRN
 7550 1700-1730 40          KCH 100 100 Far MoFr   MDA WRN WRN
 9925 1700-1730 40          SOF 100 95  Far MoFr   BUL WRN WRN

Eritrean Forum Radio, reported on 11720 kHz lately.
11560 1700-1800 48NW        SOF  50 156 Eritrea Or BUL WRN WRN
11855 1700-1800 48NW        SOF  50 156 Eritrea Or BUL WRN WRN

RT+ - Raidió Teilifís +ireann Radio  to all Africa, Mon-Fri only
 5820 1930-2000 46-48,52-53 MDC 125 315 Eng Mo-Fr  MDG RT+ WRN

CMN Khmer Radio
 7510 2300-2330 49NE        TAC 100 123 Cambodian  UZB WRN WRN
alternate 9945 2300-2330 49NE TAC 100 123 Cambodian  UZB WRN WRN
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

CHINA   15710  Enjoyed often light Chinese music on this Hakka sce channel
of national radio CNR6, Nagoya Aoki list shows TAI entry, so seemingly
Taiwan target sce, 0100-0900 UT V o Shenzhou from Beijing.
At 0755 UT on Jan 15. // 11905 kHz.

13669.973  Odd frequency footprint, noted here in southern Germany some
nice folkloric violine music from domestic China national radio Xinjiang
PBS from Urumqi in Uighur language at 0807 UT on Jan 15, scheduled
0300-1230 UT. S=8 -80dBm signal strength.

13780  CRI Beijing in Nepalese language local morning program, via Kunming
tx site heard with their procedure in 0210-0215 UT slot, only S=6
downunder on sidelobe in Australia. Scheduled 0130-0330 UT
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15/20)

CHINA   Some changes of China National Radio

0000-1200 11630 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-17, exCNR-1/CNR-8
0000-1200 12055 LIN 100 kW 298 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-17, exCNR-1/CNR-8
1200-1800  6180 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-17, exCNR-1/CNR-8
1200-1800  9630 LIN 100 kW 298 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-17, exCNR-1/CNR-8

0600-1500  5975 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8,   new additional
0600-1500  9785 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8,   new additional
2100-0600  9610 BEI 100 kW 015 deg to CHN  Mongolian CNR-8,new additional
2100-0600 11810 BEI 100 kW 015 deg to CHN  Mongolian CNR-8,new additional

0000-1200 11630 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to CHN  Chi/Kaz CNR-1/CNR-8, deleted
0200-1200 12055 LIN 100 kW 298 deg to CHN  Chi/Kaz CNR-1/CNR-8, deleted
2030-2400  6180 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to CHN  Chi/Kaz CNR-1/CNR-8, deleted
2030-0200  9455 LIN 100 kW 298 deg to CHN  Chi/Kaz CNR-1/CNR-8, deleted

0400-0500  9440 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
0400-0500  9610 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
0600-0700  9440 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
0600-0700  9610 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
1000-1100  7360 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
1000-1100  7410 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
1100-1200  6020 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
1400-1700  7445 BEI 100 kW 283 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-8, deleted
1400-1700  9645 BEI 100 kW 283 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-8, deleted
1500-1700  6145 LIN 100 kW 286 deg to CHN  Kazakh CNR-8, deleted
2100-2300  5955 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
2100-2300  5975 BEI 100 kW 063 deg to CHN  Korean CNR-8, deleted
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

CUBA   4765  on Jan 14 at 0222 UT, R. Progreso is back on after a silent
period; first returned Jan 13 per Ron Howard when I was not monitoring:

"Hi Glenn, Jan 13 heard R. Progreso back on 4765 kHz at 0228 UT, with
Progreso having the primary/strong audio, but also heard secondary audio
underneath (weak), which also seemed to be in Spanish; 0229 UT ID and time
check."

Not hearing any secondary audio now, but it is somewhat distorted, which
was not the case before the crash. Still no 3365 kHz 90 mb yet from RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 14)

CZECH REP   Radio Prag QSL-Reihe 2015, fuer Geniesser ist sicherlich
Karte Nr. 6 Interesssant "Pilsner Urquell-Brauerei".
(Peter Vaegler-D, A-DX Jan 11)

Die neue QSL-Serie von Radio Prag zeigt technische Baudenkmale:
<http://www.radio.cz/de/static/qsl/qsl-karten>

QSL gibt's mangels terrestrischer Sendungen auch fuer Internetempfang.
Fuer "Puristen" duerfte dies dann natuerlich nicht QSL heissen.
(Rudolf Sonntag-D, A-DX Jan 11)

CUBA   17730  on Jan 17 at 2200 UT, RHC opening 'Revista Nuestra America',
with frequency list 17730, 13740, 11760, 11840, 9535, 9710, 5040 kHz, in
typical Soviet-style disorder, and they all check out! Plus English on
11880 kHz. Seems the 22-24 UT Spanish bihour used to be called something
else. Their so-called program schedule at
<http://www.radiohc.cu/interesantes/estaticas/programacion>
only covers the summer morning hours of 11-15 UT.

15370, on Jan 18 at 0015 UT, RHC French is somewhat overmodulated and
splattering 15360-15380 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 18)

EGYPT   9965.308  Surprisingly clear audio came in from Radio Cairo
transmission in Arabic at 0130 UT on Jan 20. Phone in by female presenter
and male voice politician interview part, S=9+15dB signal here in southern
Germany.

Slightly 6 x 300 Hertz apart peak whistle tones heard and seen on screen
both sidebands, but not annoying.

Much different bad signal noted an hour later around 0240 UT as distorted
audio heard in wideband range during spoken transmission parts in wide
range 9941 to 9988 kHz !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

ETHIOPIA   6109.997   Radio Fana in Amharic language. HoA and other most
mordern African mx heard at 0316 UT on Jan 20 from Gedja in ETH. Deep
fades but S=9+10dB solid signal.

5950.0   Ethiopian Tigrinya/Oromo service from Gedja tx site - like Voice
of Tigray Revolution - logged here in Germany at 0352 UT on Jan 20, solid
S=9+10dB signal so far.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

FRANCE   Shortwave transmissions of Radio Hilaac and Radio Impala
are cancelled. No signal from the beginning of 2015.

Radio Hilaac Nov 4 and Dec 7, 2014
1700-1730 15180 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Sat-Thu

Radio Impala Nov 14, 20 and 29, 2014
1700-1800 17540 MDC 250 kW 310 deg to SoAF Kinyarawanda/English/French
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

FRANCE   1161  Special Program on 1161 kHz Strassbourg Selestat

Vom 1. bis 4. Oktober 2015 findet im Elsass die Motorsportveranstaltung
"Rallye de France" statt. Zu deren Begleitung soll es ein Sonderprogramm
ueber den Mittelwellensender Schlettstadt geben, und zwar mit einer
Leistung von 200 kW auf der Frequenz 1161 kHz, auf der bis 1996 France
Inter ausgestrahlt wurde.

Zur Vorbereitung soll die Sendeanlage bereits im Laufe des Februar/Maerz
2015 getestet werden.  more details read under

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2015/1161.html>
(infro via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Jan 20)

FRANCE/KUWAIT   5960  Very bad mixture of two transmissions like in our
0300-0500 UT morning noted Jan 20, NHK Radio Japan relay in Japanese
towards North America ITU zones 10&11, via TDF site Issoudun; and co-
channel Radio Kuwait with Arabic sce non-directional towards NE/ME/Arabic
peninsula. At 0345 UT bad S=9+35dB powerhouse mixture.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

FRANCE/SOUTH AFRICA   Cancelled SW transmissions of RFI from Jan 2015

1430-1500 13690 ISS 500 kW 084 deg to WeAS   Persian
1430-1500 15395 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS   Persian
1500-1600 11850 ISS 500 kW 065 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1500-1600 15360 MEY 250 kW 007 deg to EaAF   Swahili
1600-1700 11860 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1600-1700 13730 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS   Russian
1700-1800 11955 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to WeAS   Persian
1900-2000  5895 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR  Russian
1900-2000  9840 ISS 500 kW 080 deg to CeAS   Russian
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

FRANCE/TAIWAN   All RTI relays via TDF Issoudun will stop March 28 due to
cancellation of RTI-RFI collaboration.

Currently winter B-14 schedule
0200-0300  9730 ISS 500 kW 232 deg to SoAM   Spanish
1600-1700 13810 ISS 500 kW 085 deg to SoEaAS English
1700-1800  9540 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to RUS    Russian
1700-1800 11975 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to CeAF   English
1800-1900  3965 ISS 250 kW 345 deg to U.K.   English
1900-2000 11875 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to NoAF   French
2000-2100  3965 ISS 250 kW 215 deg to SoEUR  Spanish
2100-2200  3965 ISS 250 kW 050 deg to WeEUR  German

Probably all RFI relays via Taiwan also will stop March 28, due to
cancellation of RFI-RTI collaboration.

Currently winter B-14 schedule
1100-1130 15680 PAO 100 kW 352 deg to EaAS   French
1100-1200  7325 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS   Chinese
1100-1300  9900 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS   Chinese
1400-1500  7380 PAO 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
1500-1600  9565 TSH 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
2200-2300  7310 TSH 300 kW 325 deg to EaAS   Chinese
2200-2300  9660 PAO 250 kW 352 deg to EaAS   Chinese
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

and MW Taiwan too:

 747 R.FRANCE INT 1200-1300UT daily French    300kW 324deg Minhsiung
1008 R.FRANCE INT 2200-2400UT daily Chinese   600kW 290deg Lukang
1098 R.FRANCE INT 2200-2300UT daily Chinese   300kW 299deg Kouhu
1503 R.FRANCE INT 1200-1300UT daily Cambodian 600kW 247deg Fangliano
1557 R.FRANCE INT 2200-2300UT daily Chinese   300kW 315deg Kouhu

RTI in Spanish and German via Issoudun still seen in 29 March to 25 Oct
time slot on 3965 kHz 250 kW / 5915 kHz 500 kW.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

FRANCE   Additional broadcasts of RTV Algerienne in French to NoAF/Sahel
zone.

0400-0458  5865 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px

0500-0558  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
0500-0511  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
0511-0548  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
0548-0552  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
0552-0558  7295 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

0600-0611  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
0611-0648  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
0648-0652  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
0652-0658  5865 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px

1800-1900 11985 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px

1900-2000 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
1900-1911 11985 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
1911-1948 11985 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
1948-1952 11985 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
1952-1958 11985 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

2000-2100  9380 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Holy Quran px
2000-2011 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
2011-2048 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2048-2052 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
2052-2058 11775 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

2100-2200  6145 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
2100-2111  9380 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin
2111-2148  9380 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1
2148-2152  9380 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
2152-2158  9380 ISS 500 kW 162 deg to CeEaAF Arabic Nat. Chaine 1

2200-2211  6145 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin
2211-2248  6145 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
2248-2252  6145 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF French news bulletin <<<<<<
2252-2258  6145 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran px
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

GERMANY   9620  NHK Radio Japan via MBR Nauen site in Germany, reduced to
250 kW outlet on Alliss like antenna. Scheduled to NE/ME/CeAS at 0300-0500
UT, but in skip zone central Europe only S=6 signal level.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

GERMANY   828  MW NDR Hannover Hemmingen. "Norddeutsches Rauschen".

Ade Mittelwelle. Es war schoen mit dir!", stand auf einem Schild. "Und
wieder wird eine Informationsquelle entsorgt!", auf einem anderen.

Mehr als 20 Funkamateure haben sich am Dienstagmittag vor dem NDR-
Sendemast in Hemmingen-Westerfeld versammelt, mit Protesttafeln, aber auch
mit einem Kranz, den sie am Zaun am Mast niedergelegt haben

<http://www.haz.de/Hannover/Aus-der-Region/Hemmingen/Nachrichten/Auf-der-alten-Frequenz-nur-Norddeutsches-Rauschen>

Matthias Wendt DL9MWE, which on the last day of January 13 has deposited a
condolence wreath on the broadcast transmitter site. He is the guy on the
left site on the photo image.

<http://www.haz.de/Hannover/Aus-der-Region/Hemmingen/Nachrichten/Funkamateure-betrauern-in-Hemmingen-die-Mittelwelle>
(via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX Jan 13/14)

Two Videos on for ever cut-off MW Hannover Hemmingen 828 kHz, 20 kW.
videos of NDR Hemmingen 828 kHz final stop.

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2014/ndr_mw.html>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhwc_clGGXU>

wreath laying MW Sender 828 kHz Hannover Hemmingen, by local ham radio
club
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-pxDU5wqA>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX Jan 16)

re NDR Hannover Hemmingen on 828 kHz, 20 kW.

The reserve mast (which looks very unlike one for MW) was destroyed. The
lower TV/FM mast survives. I can see isolators on the guy ropes of that
mast. Normally the support to FM dipoles is not a radiator mast. Was the
MW antenna turned off on Tuesday morning formed from the Guy wires?
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts Jan 15)

History. The old MW mast of 828 kHz MW NDR Hannover Hemmingen,
110m height, 100 kW power, power lowered to 20 kW in April 1997.
52 19 36.01 N  09 44 24.69 E  mast location, stopped MW service in April
2004,

was scrapped on 12 April 2006 totally, see G.E. history image.
Built up MW in 1938 year,
in service til Jan 13, 2015, 77 years on mediumwave service.

1939        904 kHz
1940-1945  1330 kHz   {during WW II wartime, common wavelength to avoid
           225.6 mb    Allied bomber navigation advantage, together with
           8 kW        Bremen, Flensburg, Magdeburg, Stettin, Stolp}
1946-1970   971 kHz
1970-1978   520 kHz
1978-2015   828 kHz

<http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:egX3z_-Nfv4J:www.fd-regionhannover.de/tag/sprengung/+&cd=6&hl=de&ct=clnk&gl=de>

NDR-Sendemast wird gesprengt.

Der NDR-Sendemast an der Berliner Strasse wird am Mittwoch, den 12. April
2006 gesprengt. Aus Sicherheitsgruenden schliesst die Stadt Hemmingen am
12. April 2006 in der Zeit von 10.30-11.30 Uhr die Sauna und das Hallenbad
Hemmingen. Badegaeste koennen das Bad an diesem Tag von 7.00 bis 10.00 Uhr
und von 11.30 Uhr bis 16.00 Uhr nutzen. Die Sauna oeffnet von 11.30 Uhr
bis 22.00 Uhr. Bade- und Saunagaeste werden um Verstaendnis fuer diese
Vorsichtsmassnahme gebeten.
Pressemitteilung 10.4.2006, Stadt Hemmingen

auto translated:

NDR Hemmingen radio mast is busted.
The NDR radio mast at the Berlin Street is demolished on Wednesday, 12
April 2006. For safety reasons the city Hemmingen closes on 12 April 2006
in the from 10.30-11.30 LT clock in the sauna and indoor pool Hemmingen.
Bathers will profit from 07.00 bis 10.00 clock and clock 11.30 bis 16.00
clock the bathroom that day. The sauna is open from 11.30 bis 22.00 clock
clock. Bathing and sauna guests are required to understand this
precaution. Press Release 10.4.2006, City Hemmingen.

from archive too:

GERMANY   NDR Hannover Hemmingen 828 kHz lowered to 20 kW of power.
(x100, x50 kW). The MW mast will be dismantelled on uncertain date in
three to five years time.

52 19 36.01 N  09 44 24.69 E

The // FM mast will be renewed soon, and increased / extended at
52 19 39.65 N  09 44 12.34 E
(Wilfried Gaertner-D, June 27, 1997)

NDR took down the old, 110 metres tall mast at Hemmingen (on the southern
outskirt of Hannover) after it had been replaced by a new one four years
ago:
<http://www1.ndr.de/ndr_pages_std/0,2570,OID2503178,00.html>
{broken URL now !! }

Pictures of the site with both masts and a set of three pictures featuring
the mediumwave antenna mounted on the new mast
<http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/NSA.htm>
(ca. in the middle of this page)

Back in the nineties NDR reduced daytime power on 828 from 100 kW to 20 kW
after protests by residents, stating that mediumwave at Hemmingen will be
switched off entirely once DAB receivers found widespread distribution.

But apparently the plans have changed, since they did not take the
opportunity to get rid of 828 kHz but fitted the new mast with a
mediumwave antenna, probably not only due to the failure of DAB but also
following an ARD recommendation to keep the mediumwave freqs for possible
DRM operation.
(Kai Ludwig-D, wwdxc BC-DX Apr 13, 2006)

<http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/H-Hemmingen MW.jpg>

<http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/H-Hemmingen MW-Ant.jpg>

<http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/Hemmingen2004-11c.JPG>

<http://www.senderfotos.de/senderfotos-deutschland/niedersachsen/hannoverhemmingen/>

see image of 2003:
older lower mast on left side - 108 m height -
sent analog TV too and MW til April 2004.
side scrapped sometime after 2006 acc pictures in G.E.,
<http://www.senderfotos.de/wp-content/gallery/hannover-hemmingen/hemmingen1.jpg>

the mast on the background was the main MW mast in past decades.
Is now 150 m height, with newer DAB+-T TV antenna too, took also attached
MW mediumwave 828 kHz wire antenna, yet. see photo images
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

GERMANY   SWR uebertraegt Messeradio auf DAB+ Frequenzen.
17 Jan - 25 Jan 2015
<http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/en/cmt/>
<http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/cmt/>

Der Suedwestrundfunk uebertraegt sein Messeradio live von der CMT Messe
Veranstaltung in Stuttgart landesweit im baden-wuerttembergischen
Digitalradio.

Gesendet wird in den Kanaelen 8D und 9D auf einem Sonderkanal. Zuvor hatte
der SWR bereits Festivalradios zu Rock am Ring und dem New Pop Festival
live auf DAB+ gesendet. <www.swr.de>

Da braucht's den UKW 50 watt Kleinstsender auf dem Funkhaus in der
Neckarstrasse wohl nicht mehr?

Label im Display ist "CMTRADIO", zu anderen Zeiten wurde das SWR3 pop mx
Programm uebertragen.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

GERMANY   re DWD Pinneberg on shortwave, probably from April 1, 2015.

<http://www.dxaktuell.de/2015/01/seewetterbericht-deutscher-wetterdienst-will-neue-kw-sendungen-starten/>

see also item in TopNews #1192, like

5905 / 6040  Neuer Sendestandort BRE ?
(former Radio Bremen BRE ITU call).
Ich bekam diesen Hinweis von dritter Seite.
Gesehen habe ich den 'Bremen' Eintrag in der Tabelle vom 18. Dez. 2014.

Eigentlich stand Sendestandort BRE sonst fuer Bremen.
Jetzt gelistet von der Netzagentur Berlin:

5905 2000-2030 18,27,28  BRE 10kW 0=non-directional, vertical ant ITU#975
6040 0600-0630 and 1200-1230 UTC. daily 29 March - 25 October 2015.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 18)

Re: Seewetterbericht auf KW.
Zu diesem Thema hatte ich schon vor einer Woche versucht, eine Mail ueber
diese Liste zu versenden. Leider wurde diese scheinbar nicht
weitergeleitet, also hier nochmals.

Ich hatte vor einiger Zeit den DWD angeschrieben und als Antwort erhalten:

Sehr geehrter Herr Roesner,
vielen Dank fuer Ihre Mail!

Es ist leider noch zu frueh, um eine definitive Aussage zu treffen. Zur
Zeit werden technische Moeglichkeiten geprueft. Entscheidungen sind noch
nicht gefallen.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Wilfried Behncke

Nationaler NAVTEX-Koordinator
Deutscher Wetterdienst Hamburg
Seeschifffahrtsberatung
Kundenbetreuung und Vertrieb
Tel.: 0049 69 8062 6187
(Thomas M. Roesner-D  DL8AAM, A-DX Jan 20)

GERMANY   Im Februar startet BR-Heimat, von Daniel eingestellt:
<http://www.radioszene.de/75859/alles-bayern-im-februar-startet-br-heimat.html>

Im Februar 2015 startet der Bayrische Rundfunk ein neues Programm mit dem
Namen "BR-Heimat". Naehere Infos sind im oben stehenden Link zu finden. Es
gibt dort auch ein Hoerbeispiel mit dem Pausenszeichen - dies duerfte
sicher allgemein bekannt sein. Hier in meinem PC mit Adobe Player
abzuspielen.

Am 2. Februar um 5 Uhr ist Sendestart, online, per Digitalkabel, auf DAB+
in Bayern und europaweit via Satellit Astra.

"Bayern-Plus" Radioprogramm demnaechst aus Noernbersch... man zieht von
Muenchen nach Franken.

Zu hoeren ist der Sender ebenfalls ueber DAB+, momentan noch auf zwei
Mittelwellen-Frequenzen, im Internet und via Satellit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

GERMANY   6070  QSL Channel 292, via 6070 kHz at Rohrbach,
E-mail-QSL in 13 days for e-report to
<info -at- channel292.de>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

The newest G.E. image of 8 June 2014 shows now probably the {reserve?} SW
TX antenna installation in the industrial area Rohrbach, where the company
by owner R.E. is visible, the antenna length is approx. 76 meters acc G.E.
image, feed matching point on the center.

According to the conditions of broadcasts >10 watts EIRP will be provided
on the planning permission by German BNA-FNA. These permits are published
on
<http://emf3.bundesnetzagentur.de/>  page.
The site will then be displayed under "Other radio equipment" in the
display.

see G.E. 48 36 39.37 N  11 34 36.66 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/4T9Br>
D__6070 Radio, 6150.de, ch292.de

ps. Das kennt man ja aus dem Amateurfunk - und der erforderlichen BNA
Standortbescheinigung / EMVG.

Ich nehme aufgrund des Google Earth Images an, dass kein
Sicherheitsabstand ("Kontrollierter Bereich") von >10 Meter zur vorbei
fuehrenden Strasse, sowie kein Sicherheitszaun besteht, kann es sich hier
nur um eine Reserveinstallation fuer den ersten 350 Watt Kleinsender
handeln, aber ueberhaupt keine regulaere 10 kW Kurzwellenanlage.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

GERMANY   Kahlschlag bei der Deutschen Welle Bonn. Die Deutsche Welle wird
abgewickelt.

Da gibt es noch andere Meldungen in de letzten Woche, die Mitarbeiter ab
55 Jahre 'koennen' mit 70% ihrer jetzigen Brutto-Bezuege in Pension gehen,
wenn sie dort 10 Jahre geschafft haben. Eine sehr, sehr, grosszuegige
Loesung, ein kurzer Artikel stand auch in der Stuttgarter Zeitung auf
der Radio/TV Seite.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

Fast alle deutschsprachigen Magazine im Programm der Deutschen Welle
sollen wegfallen. Vermutlich will sich die Deutsche Welle als global
konkurrenzfaehig positionieren.

<http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/medien/streichung-deutschsprachiger-sendungen-kahlschlag-bei-der-deutschen-welle,10809188,25929534.html>
(Tom DF5JL, A-DX Jan 19)

<http://www.presseportal.de/pm/6351/2928355/lvz-deutsche-welle-bietet-mitarbeitern-sehr-attraktiven-goldenden-handschlag-ab-55-an>

re: was mich wundert ... noch ein kleiner Nachschlag, weil man ja gar
nicht so viel fressen kann, wie man kotzen moechte:

Gestern {Fri Jan 16} brachte die SZ die huebsche "Nachricht aus der
Anstalt", dass, wer 55 Jahre und aelter sowie schon zehn Jahre fleissiger
Angestellter der Deutschen Welle sei, sich ab sofort fruehpensionieren
lassen koenne: zu schoenen 70% seines ebenso feinen Oeffentlichen R-
Gehaltes. Diese Stilllegung nun nach den Sendern auch der humanen
Ressourcen kaeme billiger als die Weiterbeschaeftigung in einem Land, das
um aeltere Arbeitnehmer ja - so ist es ueberall zu hoeren - einen wilden
"Kampf um die Talente" fuehre.
(SZ on Jan 16)

Da tut sich ein weiterer Budget Topf fuer die DWL Bonn auf ...

Vielleicht noch ein Hinweis auf

<http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Infoservice/Presse/Meldungen/2015/150105_Fremdsprachendienst.html>

der erahnen laesst, wohin die Reise geht.
(Tom DF5JL, A-DX Jan 20)

Mit was die sich bei der DWL in Bonn alles beschaeftigen:

Deutsche Welle, Stellenangebote von Deutsche Welle.
Positionsbeschreibung Akquisition neuer Partner aus dem
Distributionsbereich Nah-/Mittelost. Art der Anstellung Vollzeit.
Kontakt <bewerbung -at- dw.de>  <http://www.dw.de>

Die Deutsche Welle (DW) ist der Auslandssender Deutschlands. Sie
verbreitet weltweit journalistische Angebote - multimedial und in 30
Sprachen. Darueber hinaus bildet die DW Akademie Medienfachkraefte in
Entwicklungs- und Transformationslaendern fort. Standorte sind Bonn und
Berlin. Wir suchen fuer unseren Distributionsbereich Nah-/Mittelost am
Standort Bonn zum naechstmoeglichen Zeitpunkt eine Vertriebsmitarbeiterin
oder einen Vertriebsmitarbeiter in Freier Mitarbeit. Ihre Aufgaben

Akquisition neuer Partner auf Basis der Vertriebsstrategie, inklusive der
Verhandlungsfuehrung und Vertragsgestaltung.

Durchfuehrung ausfuehrlicher Marktanalysen.

Angebotspraesentation und Verhandlung mit arabischen Partnern.

Kontaktpflege mit deutschen sowie arabischen Medien und Institutionen.

Mitarbeit bei der Planung von Marketingaktivitaeten.

Steuerung und Betreuung der Vertriebsagenturen.

Teilnahme an Messen und Konferenzen.

Ihr Profil - abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium, vorzugsweise im Bereich der
Medienwirtschaft oder -wissenschaft. Einschlaegige Auslandserfahrungen im
Vertriebsgebiet. Erste Vertriebserfahrungen sind von Vorteil. Erfahrungen
bei nationalen oder internationalen Medienunternehmen sind wuenschenswert.
Sehr gute Deutsch-, Arabisch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift,
Franzoesischkenntnisse von Vorteil.

... dann freuen wir uns auf die Zusendung Ihrer Bewerbungsunterlagen (bei
E-Mail: maximal 5 MB) bis 16. Januar 2015 an

Deutsche Welle Personalabteilung
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3
53110 Bonn  <bewerbung@dw.de>
(DWL Dec 18)

GERMANY   [NET Radio]  FM Kompakt im Radio 17 Jan bis 24 Jan, 2015.
Hallo liebe Radiofreunde,
die ersten beiden Beitraege von FM Kompakt im Radio sind via Radio HCJB zu
hoeren gewesen und die Reaktionen darauf waren sehr positiv. Fuer alle
QSL-Kartensammler haelt FM kompakt natuerlich auch einen QSL-Brief bereit.
Schreibt euren Empfangsbericht ueber unsere Sendungen via HCJB an
<kunos-radiothek -at- web.de>

FMK hat in seinen Sendungen wiederholt auf Material aus dem DokuFunk-
Archiv in Wien zurueckgegriffen. Bei einigen Hoerern kam da Wunsch auf
komplette Sendungen des "Kurzwellenpanorama" oder "Intermedia" innerhalb
des FMK-Programms zu wiederholen. Wir haben uns daher dazu entschlossen in
der neuen Reihe "FMK Historie Magazin" ab sofort monatlich Ausgaben dieser
beliebten Sendereihe des ORF von und mit Wolf Harranth zu praesentieren.
Am Sonntag geht's los mit den Januarausgaben des Jahres 1995. Im Februar
setzen wir diese Reihe dann mit den Februarsendungen fort.

Bei der Vorbereitung ist aufgefallen das die Ausgabe vom 21.10.1995 im
DokuFunk-Archiv fehlt und auch im unerschoepflichen (und damit meine ich
alle Archive der Hobbyfreunde die uns mit Clips und Mitschnitten helfen)
FMK-Archiv ist sie nicht vorhanden. Wenn also einer der Leser dieser
programminfomail diese Ausgabe in seinem Archiv hat, dann freut sich Wolf
Harranth in Wien aber auch wir von FM Kompakt wenn ihr uns diese Ausgabe
fuer das Archiv zur Verfuegung stellt.

Hier nun das Programm der kommenden Woche via <http://laut.fm/jukebox>

Samstag 17.01.2015
11:00-13:00 Uhr "Rewind Show" (wdhl.)
13:00-14:00 Uhr Radio Gloria International (22.08.2010)
14:00-15:00 Uhr Radio Gloria International (Dezember 2014)
15:00-17:00 Uhr Chemlsfort Calling World Service (1 & 2)

Sonntag 18.01.2015
17:00-18:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Dezember 2014)
18:00-19:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Januar 2015)
19:00-21:00 Uhr FMK Historie Magazin - Kurzwellenpanorama 1995 (1)
21:00-23:00 Uhr Radio Atlantic 2000 International - Geschichte des
                Piratenradios in Frankreich (2)

Montag 19.01.2015
20:00-22:00 Uhr Radio Atlantic 2000 International - Geschichte des
Piratenradios in Frankreich (2)

Dienstag 20.01.2015
20:00-21:00 Uhr Radio Gloria International (22.08.2010)
21:00-22:00 Uhr Radio Gloria International (Dezember 2014)

Mittwoch 21.01.2015
20:00-21:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Dezember 2014)
21:00-22:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Januar 2015)
22:00-24:00 Uhr FMK Historie Magazin - Kurzwellenpanorama 1995 (1)

Donnerstag 22.01.2015
18:00-20:00 Uhr Playlist "FMK Radiohits"
20:00-22:00 Uhr "Rewind Show" von und mit Mike Uhini

Freitag 23.01.2015
18:00-20:00 Uhr Radio Atlantic 2000 International - Geschichte des
                Piratenradios in Frankreich (2)

20:00-22:00 Uhr FMK Historie Magazin - Kurzwellenpanorama 1995 (1)

Samstag 24.01.2015
11:00-13:00 Uhr "Rewind Show" (wdhl.)
13:00-14:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Dezember 2014)
14:00-15:00 Uhr MV Baltic Radio (Januar 2015)
15:00-17:00 Uhr FMK Historie Magazin - Kurzwellenpanorama 1995 (1)

DJ Fabricio von Radio Jukebox hat zusaetzlich folgende eigene Sendungen im
Programm
Mo-Sa 17:00-18:00 So 16:00-17:00 Uhr "Der Tageskalender"
Mo Mi 18:00-20:00 Uhr "Jukebox Spezial" (wdhl. Di/Do 10:00-12:00 Uhr)
Samstag 1800-2000 Uhr "Jukebox Spezial - Weekend"wdhl. So1400-1600Uhr

Das Programm von FM Kompakt im Radio ist zu folgenden Zeiten auch via
<www.rti-radio.de>   zu empfangen

Sonntag  17:00-19:00 Uhr
Mittwoch 20:00-24:00 Uhr
Samstag  13:00-17:00 Uhr
Viel Spass beim zuhoeren wuenscht euch das Team von FM Kompakt im Radio
(Thomas Schweder-D, Net-Radio Jan 16)

GREECE   NERIT Macedonia (Thessaloniki) goes live online. Greek public
broadcaster NERIT has added yet another live audio stream to its website
at
<http://www.nerit.gr/>
making a total of five radio and three televisions streams accessible from
there. The new stream is NERIT Makedonias (which is how it identifies on
air) and it uses the same 'ASDIC'-type interval signal as the
broadcaster's [national] 1st Programme. The stream can be accessed via the
red LIVE menu at the top of the homepage - the icon on the right doesn't
work as it's a dud link.
(David Kernick-UK, Interval Signals Online, dxld Jan 13)

GREECE   ERT-open at 0650 UT Jan 15 onwards. At 0650 to 0715 UT on Jan 15
came across of Avlis ERT-open programs. Measured signal outlet, like warm-
up procedure behaviour.

9420.005 footprint frequency, S=9+25dB -50dBm
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz / RBW 15.3 Hertz]
10 peaks visible of test tone each sideband.
at 100, 300, 500 .... up to 5100 Hertz visible.

11645.007 only empty carrier on air.

15630.015 only empty carrier on air.

9420.006  ERT-open Avlis footprint frequency, S=9+25dB or -47dBm signal
strength of both, also co-channel VoIRIB Albanian service. At 1835 UT on
Jan 17 heard political commentary in Greek of Burkina Faso Africa item.
IRIB tx was only 2 Hertz lower side on 9420.004 kHz, could it separate for
measuring during deep fading phase.

 9935.006 kHz S=9+10dB signal in southern Germany.

15630.016  fair S=6 signal into southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15/17)

GREECE   Three broadcast outlets of ERT-open Greek folk music observed in
Germany, and on Sydney remote SDR site downunder. S=9+5dB signal in
Germany at 0145 UT on Jan 20, 9420.005 and 9935.005 kHz equal signal
level.

And in AUS also visible on S=4-5 tiny signal in 19mb on 15650.016 kHz and
some tiny pieces of folk mx too. No propeller motorboot signal heard so
far this morning.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

GREECE   1260  Rhodes MW transmitter looted.

Most powerful Greek Radio transmitter looted by burglars after having been
abandoned.

Destruction of the allegedly most powerful medium wave transmitter of the
Greek public broadcasting Service was reported during the Christmas
holidays, few days after the power disruption ordered by the
administrators of the estate of former ERT who reside in Athens. As
reported by the local press, the burglars took advantage of the
interruption of transmitions, invaded the transmitter facilities in
Kalithea Rhodes and took loot. They stole all precious metal of the
transmitter and its facilities, the cost of which exceeds EUR 100,000.

Since the official closure of ERT in June 2013, the redundant workers of
public radio of Rhodes, despite not being paid, had undertaken the
responsibility to operate the local facilities and the medium wave
transmitter, by relaying the program of ERT Open while preserving the
safety of equipment.

On December 11, the administrator of the estate of former EPT mandated
that no electricity should be further provided to any sites of ERA Rhodes.
The transmitter was therefore abandoned at the mercy of burglars.
Employees were warned that the power outage at the broadcasting site would
put off all security systems and the perimeter security lighting.

The medium wave transmitter at 1260 KHz was one of the most powerful
transmitters of the Greek radio. This particular device began broadcasting
in January 2013, replacing the older transmitter of 1494 kilocycles. The
excellent equipment, its proper installation and the use of the old
frequency of Voice of America, allowed it to be heard throughout the
Mediterranean and around the world, counting reception reports all the way
to Japan. It was a big technological capital that was lost because of
indifference by central government. Responsibilities are to be seek
somewhere between the Ministry of Finance and the new Greek public
broadcaster NERIT, as it is not clear if the transmitter was transferred
to the new organisation or was left to be exploited by the Ministry.

Apart from the Rhodes transmitter, the mediumwave transmitters of ERA
Sport and Filia Radio in Megara and other regional facilities were lost
after having been looted in a similar way, whereas the Ministry attempted
to sell the metal of the Avlida shortwave transmitter for recycling.

<http://www.thegreekradio.com/node/9756>
(Christos Rigas - Chicago-IL-USA, dxld Jan 12)

GRC  Former IBB Rhodes-A before base "Courier" ship MW 1259 kHz, 150kW, +
SW 35 kW 2xCollins at 7 Sept 1952 to 13 Aug 1964.
Then landbased IBB Rhodes-A 1259 kHz 150 kW 1965-1985 installation,
til Dec 2012 ERA MW 1494 kHz, 50 kW;
in Jan 2013 then ERT-open 1260v kHz,
mostly variable in 3-2014 1259.844 to 1259.989 kHz.

Last heard at remote Zakyntos Greece site, here on tune-in Dec 5, 2014:
Rhodes powerhouse S=9+40dB, nice history Greek music theme from 20ties,
30ties in past century.
36 24 49.46 N  28 13 41.57 E

GRC  Former IBB Rhodes-A; 1953-1964year, seaborne relay base Courier ship
MW 1259 kHz 150 kW + SW 2x35 kW Collins txs
36 25 02.14 N  28 13 53.58 E

INDIA   5050  AIR Aizawl, at 1601-1630* UT on Jan 15. Third consecutive
day on the air; in the clear after Beibu Bay Radio (China) signed off at
1601* UT; EZL pop songs; local ID; weak.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

13695  AIR interval signal even early on air at 0211-0215 UT, then start
at 0215 UT into Kannada/Hindi service til 0415 UT. From powerhouse AIR
Bangalore site, flute IS signal, program start at 0215:20 UT. S=8 signal
fair in Sydney Australia remote SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

IRAN   7325 is the center frequency of IRIB English sce, as "Voice of
Justice" announced, on air at 0346 UT on Jan 20th, scheduled 0320-0420 UT.
S=9+55dB powerful signal into Europe/Germany.

Also 10 x 50 Hertz apart distance buzzy signal peaks visible each
sideband.

But noted also four broadband spurious distorted 12 kHz wide scratch
signals symmetrically in ranges 7252-7264 and 7386-7398 kHz range. Also
heard this on 7458-7477 and 7527-7545 kHz ranges. S=9+25dB signal of solid
power. Announced satellite frequency and web / e-mail address, snail mail
address at 0418 UT before signing-off.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

JAPAN   {Clandestine}  5910  Shiokaze/Sea Breeze via Yamata-JPN, at 1425
UT on Jan 15, Thursday. Now back to their normal schedule; for the past
two Thursdays was in Chinese/Korean with different holiday schedule, but
today back to English with "Message from the Japanese government"; jamming
ended at 1428 UT, so in the clear for JSR ID and 1430* UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

KOREA Rep of   6135  Voice of Freedom (clandestine). As of Jan 14 have
noted the recent absence of the usual "H?o H?o English" language lesson in
English and Chinese; not heard 1300-1310 UT weekdays, nor 1350-1400 UT
weekends. Change of schedule or program dropped? A number of days recently
heard without the normal white noise jamming.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

KUWAIT   15515  Radio Kuwait in Arabic, violine string instrument mx, (not
on 15540 kHz due of strong 0100-1100 UT CHINA China Business R Xianyan
Mandarin program), at 0752 UT on Jan 15, S=9+10 -73dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

LITHUANIA   1386  QSL Radio Free Europe, via RBWI, Sitkunai site. E-QSL
letter in 1 day for e-report to
<riplei -at- takas.lt>   v/s Rimantas Pleikys.
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

MACEDONIA   Schedule of Radio Macedonia in different languages on 810 kHz:
1835 French, 1900 Bulgarian, 1930 Greek, 2000 Albanian, 2030-2100 UT
Serbian language.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

MADAGASCAR{?}/USA   13700  'RNW Special' program series. Hearing 13700 kHz
very good level, scheduled 0100-0200 UT Jan 17 and 18. Any reception in
NoAmerica or Europe?

Rob, at 0159.30 UT CNR s.on with minority service, into time pips at 0200
UT. (Victor Goonetilleke-CLN  4S7VK, DXplorer Jan 17)

re RNW Special  -  Good Morning Piliyandala.

RNW Special - in all EUROPE = NIL signal,

in Australia on threshold level in Brisbane Queensland,
NIL signal in Sydney NSW.

In Japan S=8-9 or -73dBm signal level,
near Nagoya Japan location at JA2GGZ software defined radio installation,

S=7 signal in downtown Tokyo at AOR company center,

some S=8 north of Tokyo in Tochigi prefecture.

At 0146 UT heard big orchestra Dixieland band music,
and at 0149 UT listeners request program item from Durban RSA era,
played now Vienna waltz music.

0156 UT Philharmonic orchestra request.

Final Radio Nederlands Werelomroep anncmt at 0157 UT,

0157:40 UT Dutch Netherlands National Anthem played.
- and China regional domestic CNR13th program in Uighur started daytime
service - slightly UNDERNEATH.

Dutch chimes from Hilversum / Amsterdam ? played at 0158:50 UT.
73 wolfy df5sx

Good Morning Victor, re special RNW bcasts. From which tx site coming
13700 kHz outlet of tonight ?  -  Trincomalee?  Nobody in Europe knows any
details about this bcasts ... so far !

Everything Keith Perron told with 'Special RNW "and PCJ Radio, on
Trincomalee, Madagascar, Taiwan, or RMI Okeechobee relay station actions
accompanied with a very poor information dissemination. Since it is heavy
time consuming means of Google, dxld, DXplorer, and 'SWLing.com Post' play
absolutely detective to come to the information.

Rocus de Joode denied using "MGLOB S.A. in Talata Volonondry" tx relay
site.
Please explain about these efforts, matter, with some more details.

copied from:
<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DXplorer/conversations/messages/31925>

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DXplorer/conversations/messages/31921
>

<http://swling.com/blog/2015/01/special-radio-netherlands-broadcasts-starting-january-17-and-18-2015/>

Special Radio Netherlands broadcasts starting January 17 and 18, 2015
Posted on Jan 10, 2015 by Thomas Peter De Groot writes:

A series of special Radio Netherlands broadcasts will begin on January
17th and 18th, 2015.  Presenters will be John van den Steen, Jerry Cowan
and Tim Thomasson. See frequencies and times below:

 a.. 0100 to 0200 UTC on  7570 kHz, {see under USA}
 b.. 0100 to 0200 UTC on 11790 and perhaps 13700 kHz.

Peter sent no more information than this, so I'm not sure where the
transmissions will originate. Since RNW is no longer on the air, I'm
certain these broadcasts aren't coming from Hilversum.

Hopefully, someone will attempt to record these broadcasts in case I'm not
in the broadcast footprint. Would like to add this to the SW Radio Audio
Archive.

Keith Perron says: January 10, 2015 at 6:53 pm
John your right about 7570 kHz {Okeechobee FL-USA  wb}.

In the e-mail sent to me about this the other two are coming from the
EX-RNW site at Madagascar.

> Rocus de Joode says:
Hello all,
I just want to make clear that this broadcast is not an initiative of
Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) and that the former Madagascar RNW
station, now operated by MGLOB S.A. in Talata Volonondry, will not
broadcast this program, as maybe suggested.
Best 73, Rocus de Joode

Consultant for MGLOB and the Talata Volonondry shortwave station
Lot Bonnet 88, Ivandry, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar.
(wb, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

13700  RNW Talata-Volonondry at *0100-0130+ UT on 17 Jan. Special RNW
broadcast w/ station history & chat. Poor signal overall, but worth the
effort. Sked also on 11790 via Talata-Volonondry, but apparently not on
air - & also 7570 kHz WRMI Okeechobee site which ran LDPOG instead
(perhaps a sked mix-up?).
(Dan Sheedy-CA-USA, DXplorer Jan 11-17)

Victor, I have something here in English on 13700 kHz from 0120-0140 UT.
Still In. Male Announcer with Talk and Musical Interludes. At 0123 UT ID
given as "Broadcasting direct from ???" Couldn't copy it all. Signal is
FAIR here with BAD QSB. Do You know where this is being transmitted from?

MALAYSIA   6050  Salam FM via RTM Kajang site, at 1503-1506* UT on Jan 15.
In vernacular; reciting from the Qur'an; several IDs; poor-fair with Tibet
QRM.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

Measured on Jan 17 at 1441 UT on 6049.991 kHz footprint in Qsl-AUS.  wb.

9835  RTM Sarawak via Kajang K-L site, childrens song at 2111 UT on Jan
17, S=9+10dB in remote server at Brisbane Queensland AUS. Broadband 9830
to 9840 kHz bandwidth, but surprisingly ID at 2113 UT, and followed
immediately by Holy Quran prayer, but like FEMALE voice type ??  (real ?)

11665 also heard RTM Wai FM sce in rather Vernaculars, different of Malay
language, 2315 UT of UTC-Jan 17 - Jan 18 local -, heard in Tochigi
prefecture, north of Tokyo. S=8, signal increased in past 15 Minutes. I
guess despite of Aoki Nagoya list entry , RTM starts an hour later at
2300 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

MEXICO   6184.981  QSL - XEPPM Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F.

QSL - MEXICO - XEPPM, Radio Educacion, Ciudad de Mexico, D.F. 6185 kHz,
04:00z, p/d card v/s by Mtro. Antonio Tenorio Munoz Cota (Director
General) in 1,410 days by registered airmail envelope for report, rec.,
stamps, IRCs, SWL card and multiple f/ups by airmail; also nice letter &
pennant (Jensen, USA).

The effort was assisted by a very kind XEPPM staffer, Snra. Maria del
Pilar Cruz. Contacts include the following:

Radio Educacion Onda Corta
Angel Urraza, No. 622, Col Del Valle
Delegacion Benito Juarez
C.P. 03100, Mexico D.F.
e-mail  <ondacorta -at- radioeducacion.edu.mx>
(Bruce Jensen-CA-USA, dxld Jan 14)

QSL - XEPPM Radio Educacion, Mexico D.F.
Very nice Bruce. Were your correspondences in English or Spanish ?
(Stephen Wood-MA-USA, dxld Jan 14)

MOLDOVA   7445  BBC Persian nx heard around 0402 UT on Jan 20, via
Grigoriopol Maiac relay site, solid signal level and very clear audio
quality 0330-0430 UT program slot, S=9+30dB backlobe proper transmission
of 116degr outlet lobe to Persia. Nx at 0400 UT about Pope Francisco's
visit to the Philippines. George Clooney feature at 0406-0408 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

MONGOLIA   7459.876 kHz and at 2125 UT noted very odd frequency of RFA
Korean sce 21-22 UT, from Ulan Bataar relay site, S=8 signal in Brisbane
Queensland remote, S=9+20dB in Nagoya Japan SDR remote unit. Bandwidth
7454.0 - 7465.7 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

MYANMAR   5985.00  Myanmar Radio, at 1549-1556 UT on Jan 15, Thursday.
Already in progress with "Friends Around the World," NHK's program in
English; read listener's letters; fair. A permanent schedule now for
Thursdays, not Fridays?

6165  Thazin Radio via Pyin Oo Lwin tx site, at 1435 UT on Jan 15. News in
English; playing pop songs ("Take me home Country Roads," etc.); usual
indigenous theme music at sign off; 1459* UT; normal heavy CNR6 QRM, but
bits and pieces could be heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

MYANMAR/BURMA   7185.77  Myanmar Radio, at 1439-1500* UT on Jan 17. New
frequency; in the past there was a primary frequency around here, as well
as a spur of 7200.1 kHz near here. Today believe this was a primary
frequency (not a spur), as the signal strength was fairly good, with
slightly distorted audio. 7200.1 kHz had strong noise, so unable to say
for sure what was going on there, but believe if Myanmar had been there I
would have heard them, as recently 7200.1 kHz had very decent reception;
tentatively therefor 7185.77 kHz is ex: 7200.1 kHz, but this needs
stronger confirmation than I had today.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

I'll check these channels in coming days.

re Burma primary frequency 7185v in past decades ...
in Yegu's 4725 / 5040 kHz 60 meterband era.

Usually center main frequency was always +7200v kHz,
and two accompanied spurs of
14.8 kHz distance apart, upper- and lowerside.
on variable
7185.276 kHz and 7214.908 kHz in November 2014, see history item:

I guess main freq 7185v kHz item in DXpress, this was a misinterpretation
so far in past years since 7100-7200 kHz band portion is now as ham radio
related registered area ... these friends did not much research and didn't
properly monitor in 7185 to 7215 kHz range.

I guess it would be an very easy task, whether we could have access
regularly to monitor on both SDR's at Victor-Sri Lanka and Uwe-Thailand
hardware rx location.  73 wolfy

7200.092 kHz at S=9+5dB or -72dBm level, and also accompanied spurious
notable during excellent propagation condition, today away distance of
14.816 kHz on 7185.276 kHz, BUT the symmetrically 7214.908 kHz signal
couldn't be traced so far, during 500kW POWERHOUSE of CRI Russian from
Xian site, - and at 13 UT slot Jinhua #831 site in Japanese sce, - which
covered the whole frequency channel.

[later]  a very, very tiny signal string visible also on 7214.908 kHz,
after CRI Japanese sign-off on 7215 kHz, Myanmar signal tuned in
at 1405 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 20, 2014)

MYANMAR/BURMA   Well done Ron Howard,

confirm this 100 %, on January 18 at 1405 UT check,

exact footprint Rangoon Yegu on 7185.761 kHz now.

7200 kHz reaction.
In order to avoid Sudan Radio Omdurman 1400?-1530 UT exact 7200.0 kHz, and
7200.005 kHz of IRIB in Kazakh language in 1518-1620 UT time slot, the
Burmese technicians decided? to leave 7200 kHz channel this winter season
now, back instead to old 7185 kHz channel of British Empire radio era,
which used during many, many decades there.

I guess, due of antenna wavelength MATCHING limitation at Yegu site,
they can't move further AWAY of frequencies of 7185 to 7200 kHz channels
...

S=9+10 or -65dBm signal strength noted on remote server site at Queensland
Brisbane. Heard this for the 1st time now this Jan 18 afternoon.

// Myanmar radio bcasts noted with always different program content, on
5985.000 kHz at 1420 UT Jan 18 too. 5915 is a always a bad MIXTURE to
check elsewhere (only at Uwe Volk's post in eastern Thailand/Cambodia
border location would be easily to trace and separate exact Myanmar
service there).

Better to separate was 6164.992 kHz channel today of the footprint before
14 UT, Myanmar radio service from northern new big TX center at Phin Oo
Lwin (exMaymyo). But latter channel also had disturbed signal now 1430 UT
from Khampur AIR Urdu sce co-channel, and later powerhouse of CRI Urumqi
China, in their Persian, Pashto, Turkish language services too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

re Myanmar Radio on 7185.761 kHz. I confirm Ron's message here in
Phuket/Thailand Myanmar Radio is on 7185,7 kHz.

16.01.15  14:45-15:00 UTC(sign off),
signal lightly distorted, signal strength 5/9+30dB

18.01.15  14:25-16:00 UTC same,
16:03 UTC no modulation anymore, only carrier.
My radio: TS 50S, ant.: 9m wire horizontal, 10m above ground
(Ralph Meissner, HS0ZFL in Phuket Isl, ham radio
<http://iaru-r1.org>  IARU Region-1 intruder.alert ng Jan 19)

NIGERIA   15119.997  VoNIG in French language and accompanied some
wobbling like whistle tone, 7 peaks visible on each sideband,
from 15115.4 to 15124.6 kHz range, at 0830 UT.

9689.893  VoNIG Ikorodu English sce ?scheduled 09-15 UT, heard tiny here
in Germany around 0900 UT on Jan 15. But break, tx off at 0906 UT.
Irregularly on air ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

Voice of Nigeria wrong frequency and low modulation Jan 16

1600-1630  9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to EaCeAF Swahili, instead of 11770
1630-1700  9690 IKO 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF Yoruba, as scheduled B-14
1730-1800 15120 IKO 250 kW 007 deg to NoAF   Arabic, as scheduled B-14
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

OMAN/THAILAND   Another play ... A new cat and mouse game - BBC vv China
mainland jamming organization.

After action of the US IBB organization in the shortwave broadcast seasons
B13 and A14 with different frequency hopping action at 16mb and 13 mb, in
order to escape the jamming of the Mandarin, Tibetan and Uighur programs
by China mainland; now we are experiencing another such action.

Disorder. - This will lead only to confuse the listener amongst the Uzbek
people, on both sides of the Chinese border.  (wb.)

Frequency changes of BBC in Uzbek from Jan 14

1300-1330   13865 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Mon, exDaily
1300-1330 NF15595 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Mon, ex15510
1300-1330 NF17550 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Mon, ex17780

1300-1330 NF13700 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Tue, ex13865
1300-1330 NF15730 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Tue, ex15510
1300-1330 NF17550 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Tue, ex17780

1300-1330   13865 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Wed, exDaily
1300-1330 NF15730 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Wed, ex15510
1300-1330 NF17850 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Wed, ex17780

1300-1330 NF13760 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Thu, ex13865
1300-1330   15510 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Thu, exDaily
1300-1330 NF17850 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Thu, ex17780

1300-1330 NF13700 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Fri, ex13865
1300-1330 NF15595 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Fri, ex15510
1300-1330 NF17850 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Fri, ex17780

1300-1330 NF13760 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Sat, ex13865
1300-1330 NF15730 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Sat, ex15510

1300-1330   17780 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Sun, exDaily
1300-1330 NF13760 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Sun, ex13865
1300-1330 NF15595 NAK 250 kW 325 deg to CeAS Sun, ex15510
1300-1330 NF17550 SLA 250 kW 010 deg to CeAS Sun, ex17780
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

OTHR  unidentified 9313 to 9337 kHz, S=8 solid proper signal
at 0255 UT on Jan 20.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3905  NBC New Ireland. Jan 18, an outstanding day due
to fair reception and extended schedule; from 1227 UT and subsequent
random listening till 1416* UT. Highlights:

1227-1238: schedule of local events, with many dates and times in Tok
Pisin/ Pidgin.

1238: Into program of religious songs, as it is Sunday.

1357: Beatles song; children singing anthem as usual; normally goes off
the air after the singing, but today continued on.

After 1401 UT with the audio feed of NBC National Radio; played the "PNG
National Radio Song" ("In our land of a thousand tongues, brothers and
sisters old and young, unite our spirit so we feel as one ... Unite to be
one people, one nation, one country: P-N-G"); pop songs ("If I Were a
Carpenter," etc,); PSA "This message brought to you be the government of
Papua New Guinea"; several IDs "the Voice of the Nation, NBC National
Radio."

<https://app.box.com/s/c54bum2a16zxaslqhqy364j30n6r5k0y>

contains fairly clear audio. Today was great fun listening to this with
decent reception and extended NBC National Radio programming!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

3385  NBC East New Britain, at 1221-1252* UT on Jan 20. Decent reception;
DJ in Tok Pisin/Pidgin with "dedications" show with pop songs ("Run to
You," etc.); very nice musical montage promo for NBC ENB "98 FM," "It's
official, we are number one. NBC East New Britain"; sports promo - " Come
out to support your rugby team"; IDs with FM & SW frequencies; off in mid
song. Another entertaining PNG reception!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

PERU   4747.5  Radio Huanta 2000 Huanta Ayacucho, at 1037 UT om mentioning
several departamentos in Peru, yl at 1039 and back to om 1040 UT. 15 Jan.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, at 0955 to 1030 UT, beautiful flauta
andina at 1000 UT and om preacher at 1030 UT, very strong signal 15 Jan.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Jan 11-17)

4939.9  Radio San Antonio de Atalaya, Ucayal, 2335 UT om "en las palabras
... Santa Cruz ... cinch" Vocalist from 2339 to 2348 UT, new song at
2359.0000 UT. om "atencion" more music to 0010 UT. 17/18 January (& XM)

4955  Radio Cultural Amauta Huanta, 1043 to 1110 UT instrumental music
through the hour with no ID, 15 Jan; 0015 to 0020 UT good signal in
Spanish , om "en cinco anos" then into music on 17 Jan.

4985.5  Radio Voz Cristiana, Huancayo, at 2330 to 2345 UT om en Español
signal be murdered by RTTY on 4985 kHz. using 1.1 filter in usb on the
746Pro 15 Jan.

6173.9  Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cusco, at 1100 to 1110 UT in lsb narrow filter
with om long talk in Spanish, weak signal troubled by co-channel signals
15 Jan.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer Jan 11-17)

PHILIPPINES   Even before program start around 0155-0200 UT heard a 1004
Hertz engineering measurement pause tone from IBB Tinang-PHL site on three
outlets, weak S=5-6 signal so far on wrong sidelobe signal direction in
Sydney AUS, on 15640, 17700 and poor 17820 kHz. At 0201-0203 UT woman
chorus like National hymn(?) could be traced, followed by male voice
station ID at 0204 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

ROMANIA   Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti and Radio Santec via RADIOCAM

Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti, Union of Oromo Evangelical Churches of Europe
1500-1530 15515 TIG 150 kW 165 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat

Radio Santec, The Word, Cosmic Wave
1500-1530 15190 TIG 150 kW 100 deg to SoAS English Sun

Universal Life, The Word, Cosmic Wave, no signal Jan 4 and Jan 11
1530-1600 15190 TIG 150 kW 165 deg to CeEaAF English Sun, cancelled
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

RUSSIA   7325  QSL GTRK Krasnodar / Radio Adygea, 7325{in A-14, now 6000
kHz in B-14 winter season, wb.}, QSL by registered mail, info, in 5 months
for an e-mail-report to
<Krasnodar -at- rtrn.ru>
<ru6ax -at- land.ru>   and
<krtpc -at- krtpc.ru>
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

RUSSIA   Radio Russii on MW - Radio Russii Primorye on 810 kHz.

Twice set a record for the night at a frequency of 810 kHz, and both times
weak, but clearly in 20.11 UTS was heard local weather, and tonight was
clearly audible identification of "Radio Russii Primorye".

Station site: <http://vestiprim.ru/about.html>

16.01.2015 at 15.55, Radio Russii via Vladivostok to 810 kHz heard very
well. Clyshal 20.10-21.00 UTC at this frequency local transmission.
Previously, the transmitter 810 kHz was still in Krasnoyarsk. But if you
now so well Vladivostok passes, you should probably expect good passing
morning local transmission after 4 hours (if it goes on Saturdays).

By the way, while writing, broadcasting ended at 16.00 UT. This is exactly
Vladivostok.
(Vladimir Kovalenko-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" via RUSdx Jan 18)

At 16.00 UT in the 810 kHz Radio Rossii we're running, goes 4-hour break,
then Radio Rossii / Primorskoe Radio. In general, in the week it comes out
as you rightly pointed out, in the 20.10-21.00 UT. But this is not the
only release, then goes again in the next hour after vol. News from Moscow
to 21.10-22.00 and daily air (known in the past we have called "the hour
lunch break") in the 00.10-01.00 UT but that you are no longer available
for the passage of time. A weekend transmission Two: in 00.10 and 22.10-
23.00 UT, ie morning hour later than during the week.
(Igor Ashihmin, Primorskiy kray, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx", RUSdx Jan 18)

Broadcasting on a frequency starts at 19.56 UT anthem of the Russian
Federation. Local transmission GTRK "Dalnevostochnaya" (Far East") goes to
21.10-22.00 UTC. On the night of 12 Jan reception in Tomsk was very good,
the signal was "float away" after 23.00 UT.
Station site: <http://vestidv.ru/>
(Vladimir Kovalenko-RUS, "deneb-radio-dx" RUSdx Jan 18)

RUSSIA  [Crimea isl, in 1954-2014 in Ukraine Republic]
Radio frequencies from 25 February 2015, NOW Federal Service for
Supervision.
In telecommunications, information technology AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS.

"On the tenders for the right to carry out ground broadcasting using
specific radio frequencies"

Subject of the competition 1:
the right to pursue broadcasting terrestrial broadcasting using radio
frequency - in the implementation of terrestrial analogue broadcasting, a
single pool in the following cities:

1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 101.0 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 106.4 MHz, 0.2 kW
3.Sevastopol, 104.5 MHz, 0.2 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 106.1 MHz, 1 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 105.1 MHz, 0.1 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 105.8 MHz, 0.5 kW

Subject of the competition 2:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 105.2 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 101.4 MHz, 1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 100.8 MHz, 0.5 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 89.7 MHz, 0.5 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 100.5 MHz, 0.2 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 106.4 MHz, 0.5 kW

Subject of the competition 3:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 105.9 MHz, 0.1 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 104.8 MHz, 0.25 kW
3.Sevastopol, 102.8 MHz, 0.1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 90.6 MHz, 0.5 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 106.9 MHz, 0.2 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 101.8 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 4:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 103.0 MHz, 0.05 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 91.6 MHz, 1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 90.8 MHz, 1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 87.5 MHz, 1 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 104.2 MHz, 0.1 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 107.9 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 5:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 104.7 MHz, 0.05 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 88.5 MHz, 1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 91.3 MHz, 1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 100.1 MHz, 1 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 105.6 MHz, 0.1 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 87.9 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 6:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 107.9 MHz, 0.05 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 89.2 MHz, 1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 88.3 MHz, 1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 98.3 MHz, 1 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 107.9 MHz, 0.1 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 99.3 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 7:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 102.5 MHz, 0.1 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 105.3 MHz, 0.04 kW
3.Sevastopol, 105.6 MHz, 1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 102.3 MHz, 1 kW
5.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 102.3 MHz, 0.2 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 107.5 MHz, 0.5 kW

Subject of the competition 8:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 100.4 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 105.7 MHz, 0.1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 101.5 MHz, 0.1 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 105.4 MHz, 1 kW
5.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 100.2 MHz, 0.25 kW

Subject of the competition 9:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 103.9 MHz, 1 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 102.2 MHz, 1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 105.0 MHz, 0.5 kW
4.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea 101.8 MHz, 0.1 kW
5.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 90.1 MHz, 1 kW
6.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 104.6 MHz, 0.5 kW

Subject of the competition 10:
1.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 102.6 MHz, 0.1 kW
2.Sevastopol, 106.4 MHz, 0.5 kW
3.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea 102.7 MHz, 0.15 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 101.7 MHz, 1 kW
5.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 103.3 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 11:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 106.8 MHz, 0.2 kW
2.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 107.6 MHz, 0.1 kW
3.Sevastopol, 103.3 MHz, 0.5 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 91.1 MHz, 1 kW
5.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 101.4 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 12:
1.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 107.2 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Sevastopol, 89.1 MHz, 0.5 kW
3.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 103.4 MHz, 0.25 kW
4.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 88.0 MHz, 1 kW

Subject of the competition 13:
1.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 100.7 MHz, 0.1 kW
2.Sevastopol, 91.7 MHz, 0.25 kW
3.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 91.9 MHz, 0.25 kW
4.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 101.1 MHz, 0.2 kW
5.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 102.5 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 14:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 107.5 MHz, 0.2 kW
2.Sevastopol, 89.9 MHz, 0.5 kW
3.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 91.5 MHz, 0.5 kW
4.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 105.1 MHz, 0.2 kW

Subject of the competition 15:
1.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 103.6 MHz, 0.2 kW
2.Sevastopol, 107.7 MHz, 0.5 kW
3.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 107.8 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 16:
1.Evpatoriya, Republic of Crimea, 103.5 MHz, 0.2 kW
2.Sevastopol, 107.0 MHz, 1 kW
3.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 101.2 MHz, 1 kW

Subject of the competition 17:
1.Sevastopol, 103.7 MHz, 0.1 kW
2.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 89.3 MHz, 0.1 kW
3.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 106.1 MHz, 0.1 kW
4.Yalta, Republic of Crimea, 106.8 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 18:
1.Sevastopol, 89.5 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 104.3 MHz, 1 kW
3.Feodosiya, Republic of Crimea, 100.1 MHz, 0.1 kW

Subject of the competition 19:
1.Sevastopol, 90.4 MHz, 0.5 kW
2.Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, 100.6 MHz, 1 kW
3.Kerch, Republic of Crimea, 100.3 MHz, 0.5 kW

Subject of the competition 20:
analogue broadcasting, Sevastopol, 102.0 MHz, 1 kW;

Subject of the competition 21:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 88.6 MHz, 0.5 kW;

Subject of the competition 22:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 106.6 MHz, 1 kW;

Subject of the competition 23:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 107.3 MHz, 0.25 kW;

Subject of the competition 24:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 104.8 MHz, 0.1 kW;

Subject of the competition 25:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 103.7 MHz, 0.1 kW;

Subject of the competition 26:
analogue broadcasting, Simferopol, 103.1 MHz, 0.1 kW;
(rsoc.ru; OnAir.ru, via RUSdx Jan 18)

RWANDA   6055  Radio Rwanda, at 0354-0446 UT on Jan 15. Now with many ads
and PSAs; 0400 & 0444 UT PSA in English; something like - Every 15 seconds
a baby is born in Africa with HIV ... we call on the government and our
people to provide leadership. We must be wise and teach our young people
about health care. Together we can keep children safe from HIV.
It begins with us. It begins with you.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

6055.005  Radio Rwanda, Kigali relay site, fair S=9+10dB signal in French
noted at 0325 UT on Jan 20. Similar signal also from same tx site Kigali
of DWL Swahili service on 6040 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

SOLOMON ISLS   9545.000  SIBC SLM Honiara poor signal into southern Sydney
Australia remote SDR unit at 0220 UT, scheduled here 22-05 UT. Tiny signal
in otherwise empty 31 mb, only stronger RA/ABC SHP 9660 kHz and an
unidentified UTE Stanag digital signal in 9911 to 9913.8 kHz range heard
so far.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

SOUTH AFRICA   6155.004  Channel Africa from Sentec site at Meyerton AFS.
Morning English all-Africa service Mon-Fris only at 0255 to 0355 UT.
S=7 here in Germany rx unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

SPAIN   9620  R.E.E. at 2247 UT in Spanish with a lengthly report on
Nigeria's Boko Haram - Very good, // 11685 and 11940 kHz good, 12030 kHz
fair, Jan 16.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Dec 17)

SPAIN   1116  QSL Radio Pontevedra, 1116, non detailed letter in 8 weeks
for an e-mail-report to
<tecnica -at- radiopontevedra.com>   v/s Jorge Hermida Aldao, Director.

1269  QSL COPE Badajoz, 1269, full detailed E-mail-letter in 2 weeks for
an e-mail-report to
<tecnico.badajoz -at- cadenacope.net>   v/s Jose Luis Lorido.

1134  QSL COPE Jerez, 1134, non detailed E-mail-letter in 4 weeks for an
e-mail-report to
<tzona2.suroeste -at- cadenacope.net>   v/s Arturo Paz.
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

SRI LANKA   11995  QSL Radio EDXP via AWR Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 11995,
E-mail-QSL in 23 weeks for an e-mail-report to/via EDXP template.
v/s Bob Padula.
(Artur Fernandez Llorella-ESP, hcdx Jan 18)

SUDAN   7200  Sudan Radio, from Omdurman site, nice solid signal at 0340
UT on Jan 20 into SDR unit in Germany. Omdurman news in Arabic, but
otherwise sounded as most modern western and to African audience adapted
program.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

TAIWAN/FRANCE   Test broadcasts of Radio Taiwan International in Russian

Due to a cancellation from March 29 of all RTI relays via Issoudun,
Russian service of RTI announced test broadcasts from Jan 22 till Jan 31
via transmitter site Tamsui-TWN as follows:

1400-1500 UT 11885 kHz and 1700-1800 UT on 7385 kHz.

These tests broadcasts will be transmitted in // with Issoudun relays

1400-1500 15180 ISS 500 kW 60 deg to CeAS  Russian
1700-1800  9540 ISS 500 kW 55 deg to EaEUR Russian

video announcement:
<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2015/01/test-broadcasts-of-radio-taiwan.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx Jan 17)

TANZANIA   6014.004  At 0333 UT on Jan 20 came across signal of ZBC
Zanzibar Tanzania, East African mx program, but much QRM, hit heavily by
adjacent CRI Cerrik-ALB Mandarin service, at 300 kW - 2 x 150 kW - power
next door.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

TURKEY   9460.017  String instrument, sitar, flute, drums mx IS of TRT
Emirler, before Uyghur TRT sce at 0300-0356 UT on Jan 20, S=8 here on
backlobe signal in central Europe.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

UKRAINE   Ukraine increases the broadcasting in Russian and English langs.
From Jan 12 Russian service on 1431 kHz VSRU been running 1600-2000 UT.
(Alexander Egorov-UKR, <www.dxing.ru> in RUSdx Jan 18)

U.A.E.   15420.124  footprint of BBCWS in English at 0840 UT on Jan 15,
S=8 -79dBm here in southern Germany sidelobe signal. On of the odd
frequency transmitters at Al Dhabbaya relay site. Test procedure
educational aspects in China.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 15)

U. K.   RMP Rampisham site. Latest news regarding the solar redevelopment
at RMP in January 2015.

I've created a PDF file from material supplied to me by our member David
Porter, UK about the planned redevelopment of the RMP site. You'll find it
in the FILE section of our YG, search under Transmitter Sites by Region.
File & written content for your own personal reading.

<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/shortwavesites/files/TRANSMITTER%20SITE%20INFO%20-%20By%20Region/Europe/UNITED%20KINGDOM/Rampisham/Developments_at_RMP201501.pdf>
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsites YG Jan 18)

USA   PCJ pulling all programs from Global Radio 24.

Effective January 12, 2015 PCJ is pulling all programs from Global 24
Radio. The reasons are very simple. No one returns any email or any form
os message. Also a number of deals we have with them to relay G24R to Asia
at the last minute. Each time it was a different excuse. And finally we
have been informed that a number of people have not been paid for their
work.

What started out as an excellent idea crashed as soon as it started.
(Keith Perron-TWN, dxld Jan 13)

USA   7505.27 (steady)  WRNO on Jan 15, from tune in at 0147 UT, through
subsequent random checking till tuned out at 0502 UT; usual IDs "WRNO 75-
05."; 0200-0246 UT preaching by Robert Mawire of Good News World Outreach.
Does Mawire still own WRNO?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

7505.296  Surprisingly solid signal observed around 0424 UT on Jan 20 here
in Germany, WRNO in English heard with easy listening mx, nice female -
light mx singer, accompanied and followed by Hollywood film piano player,
WRNO on S=9+10dB level in southern Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

17540, on Jan 17 at 2140 UT, NHK Radio Japao with J-pop introduced in
Brazuguese, VG signal, good for my nap. WHRI 2130 UT relay toward Brasil,
but surely the best sig within North America now for NHK World. Who needs
English? Off at 2200* UT after time signal, no announcement from NHK or
WHRI.

5109.722v-CUSB, UT Sat Jan 17 at 0215 UT, WBCQ, piratical show with foul
language referring to the S.F.O.A., must be current, also mentioning now
pending SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage, in exaggerated faux-announcer
voice. 0221 UT decrying bureaucratic M-F's, then mostly music. 0228 UT
plug for hfunderground.com 0229 UT YL voice with seemingly serious
ecological report, but it's a parody, calling for legislation of an anti-
tornado act, mentioning Oklahoma, limiting speeds and locations; and more
parodies. Still going at 0253 UT check.

Amended sked at
<http://schedule.wbcq.com/main.php?fn=sked&freq=5110>
shows during this hour only, Sat 0200-0300 UT the program is 'WAZU',
perhaps drawn from a pirate faux-call, and no further info about it
linked. Does that mean AWWW now always ends at 0200 UT? Maybe on this
frequency; and 7490 kHz now recommitted to BS from 0200 UT. See 9330v
below.

Yes, searching hfunderground.com gets some 'direct' WAZU logs in 2011,
2012, latest October 13, 2013 at 2040 UT on 13605.65 AM; otherwise on
6925, 6929, 6950, 6955 kHz.

BTW, there is a real (licensed) WAZU on 90.7 with 500 watts in Peoria IL;
any relation and if not, won't they object? If a pirate gets busted,
shouldn't it get additional penalty for using the call of a licensed
outlet?

Same WBCQ 5110 kHz sked has now added VORW, Wed & Fri 0400-0500 UT, with
linked info being a quotation of my recent DXLD/log report about it!

I had checked 9330 kHz earlier for possible // from WBCQ, but none.
However, a 31m bandscan at 0227 UT hit Allan Weiner's voice saying
"U, S, A', i.e. must have been end of sign-off as nothing further
heard. Perhaps only this transmitter had carried AWWW past 0200 UT
to variable conclusion.

However, this was heard when I had 5-kHz stepped to 9325 kHz!
Must have been way off-frequency, but no time to measure it, maybe
somewhere between 9325 and 9330, closer to 9325 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 17)

5109.722  USA usb mode and carrier mode, WAZU Calling program re-transmit,
but noted at 0259 UT ID of WBCQ station. Much flippy hip pop and rock
program, S=8 signal strength in Germany, Jan 17.
Nothing heard at present (1900 UT) in 9328 - 9330 kHz range so far.

9265  tiny signal seemingly WINB pray at 0250 UT on Jan 20, just on
threshold level here in Germany. Rather fair signal level of Global24
progr on 9395 kHz at Okeechobee.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17/20)

WTWW From The Air. Feeders & support masts are easy to see, but the
Rhombic wires weren't unfortunately. I was able to track 3 of the 4
feeders previously (from satellite imagery), now know the 4th :-)

There's also another two new short WTWW videos from the YouTube user
(below).

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yckBR9i6V_w&feature=youtu.be>
(Ian Baxter-AUS, SW TXsite Jan 20)

re WTWW From the Air.
One of the engineers at WTWW has confirmed that, yes, there are just the
three rhombic antennas on the property. He also noted that he had to turn
the transmitters off before he could fly his quadcopter due to the
extremely high RF in the air! Otherwise he would lose control of the
copter once it got to a certain height ... and send it tumbling to the
ground, hahaha!
(Rob Wagner-AUS  VK3BVW, SW TXsite Jan 20)

USA   7570  RNW Radio Nederlands Special BroadCast via WRMI - Okeechobee,
Florida site on Jan 18 at 0100 UT EE EXC Re-Broadcast of the same program
I heard the night before on 13700 kHz !! That may have been relayed by the
Talata-Volonondry Transmitter in Madagascar ... this broadcast was via the
WRMI TX in Florida.

Radio Nederland Chimes at 0100-0101 UT. Instrumental Music at 0101 IDs and
talk. "Radio Nederlands ... we tell you why". Into song called "Why" at
0101-0102 UT. Talk by several Male announcers with History clips for Radio
Nederlands. Interspersed with Musical Interludes. "Reliving the memory of
Radio Nederlands last BroadCast from the Old Studios." Song called "Hands
Across the Sea" at 0107-0108 UT. Talked about the Old news Room and Past
employees from Radio Nederlands. Song "Thanks for the Memories" at 0112
UT. Song "This Old House" at 0121 UT. ID as "Not National ... but
International - Broadcasting direct from North West Europe". Talked about
progr "Follow The Music". Progr continued til 0200 UT, sign Off. But I
left the Frequency!!
(Robert S. Ross-Ont-CAN  VA3SW, DXplorer Jan 17)

VATICAN STATE   Vatican Radio on 21710 kHz.

Thanks to a tip from Michael Stevenson on WRTH Facebook, Vatican Radio
heard with a special broadcast in English this morning on 21710 kHz,
scheduled from 0945-1100 UT. Currently (at 1020 UT) the Pope is speaking
in English on his visit to Sri Lanka. Good reception on a clear frequency.
(via Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Jan 14)

See also various special broadcasts this Jan 14 night at 0300 UT, and from
Friday Jan 16 on Pope's visit to the Philippines too.

<http://en.radiovaticana.va/special-broadcast>

<http://it.radiovaticana.va/trasmissioni-speciali>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

VIETNAM   9635.8  Voice of Vietnam, Home Service, from Son Tay site, at
2359 UT, man and woman in Vietnamese talking through top of the hour, some
announcements at 0003 UT, then more talk - Poor, Jan 16.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, DXplorer Dec 17)

YEMEN   Radio Sana'a in Arabic was back shortwave Jan 13

1438-1500  6135 ALH 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME+unscheduled program
1500-1545  6135 ALH 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME
(DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge
 
WORLDWIDE DX CLUB

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