WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX 1208 17 May 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ANGUILLA/BRAZIL/NIGERIA   6090v  terrible three broadcaster signal
mixture.

Around 0550 UT on May 14 noted a bad terrible mixture of three broadcaster
on that channel and additional some interference buzz signal of 40 and 150
Hertz heterodynes, of about S=9 level.

6089.855  NIG  Radio Nigeria Kaduna
6089.962  BRA  Radio Bandeirantes from Sao Paulo
6090.0    AIA  Dr. Melissa Scott program in English, sermon,
               ID and phone number 001-800-338-3030 given at 0554 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

ARMENIA   9445  IBRA Radio via Gavar Armenia relay site 300 kW at 100
degrees azimuth, replaced 9590 kHz channel by 9445 kHz. Since May 13
Babcock FMO brokery changed their client IBRA Radio program in Dari to
Persia and Afghanistan to new 9445 kHz channel from Gavar Armenia relay.

Observed during 31 mb check in remote unit in Australia at 1515 UT on May
15, S=8-9 signal downunder. Mens talk mentioned often Afghanistan and Iran
in 1500-1530 UT schedule.

9590 used now by CNR PBS Xizang from Lhasa Baiding tx #602 site since
April 26, and adjacent 9585 kHz by powerhouse CRI Xianyan Japanese too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

AUSTRIA   9625  Powerhouse of ORS Moosbrunn bcast of Voice of Vietnam's
French sce at S=9+45dB level at 1845 UT May 10th, // 9730 kHz direct from
Son Tay site in Vietnam, but latter two seconds AHEAD programming. Nice
S=9+25dB signal direct from South East Asia origin.

11955  AWR Arabic service signal via ORS Austria relay site at 18-19 UT
daily, womans chorus noted at 1852 UT on May 10th at S=9+45dB -27dBm
signal powerhouse from ORS Moosbrunn relay site broadcast center.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

AUSTRIA   15290  AWR Panjab BCB to India via ORS Moosbrunn transmitter.
Rec'ed back to my e-mail report <adventistmediacentre -at- gmail.com>
a verification response, thanking me for my interest in their broadcast
and to continue listening, on the reception report returned with
confirmation. Reply in 10 days. V/s: Dr. Edison Samraj Director.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

BOLIVIA   3310  Radio Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba 2345 to 2357 music with a
good signal alas no announcements heard. May 7

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta 2340 to 2355 UT in Spanish with om
chat, weak signal with fades 28 April.

4716.65  Radio Yatun Ayllu Yura, Yura irregular operation or silent? -
rlcw.

5952  R Pio XII, 1022 UT on May 4, better than usual, cmntry by W,
possible anuncio, gone on 1043 UT recheck May 4.

6134.8  Radio Santa Cruz at 0028 UT May 4 in Spanish with Latin American
pops and a man and woman with definite "Radio Santa Cruz" IDs then a man
and woman with several ads and promos Fair May 4 (Mark Coady-ON).

6134.82  Radio Santa Cruz 2350 to 2357 UT, clear ID as "Radio Santa Cruz",
seems silent recently from 1000 to 1130? UT on 7 May.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer May 10)

BULGARIA   11510 / and harmonic 23020 kHz at 13-17 UT. Radyoya Denge
Kurdistane program from FMO frequency management organization BRB -
Broadcast Belgium, of Ludo Maes, observed around 1615 UT on May 15th on
harmonic strange frequency channel 23020 kHz too.

According Aoki list show 11510 kHz scheduled 13-17 UT as via Bulgarian
Spaceline Ltd. Kostinbrod relay site.

Latter bcast center uses very old former USSR transmitter gear, which
produces often disturbed audio quality and on this service a harmonic on
23 MHz range.

On 11510 kHz is visible some 17.6 kHz wide range signal of disturbed audio
at S=9 level in southern Germany.

And also HARMONIC on 23020 kHz of S=7 signal level,
and 2 x 8.2 kHz wide range un-clean audio too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

CHINA   9820 kHz close-down at exact 1600 UT, CHN VO Beibu Bay Radio, but
also a spurious BUZZ tone 'fence' heard and seen, 8 strings x 100 Hertz
distance apart either sideband. Originate from Nanning broadcast
transmitter center #954.

S=9+5dB or -68dBm signal noted on remote unit downunder in Queensland.
Aoki Nagoya list mentions Vietnamese at 15-16 UT, but I heard rather -
tentativelly - Chinese language service ???
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

CHINA / TAIWAN   15840.000 / 13820.000 - SOH - not - some logs of 8-11 UT.

15840  Checked the remote SDR unit in Edmonton Alberta Canada in deep
nighttime there around 08-10 UT on May 8th and heard on 15840.000 kHz
exact a very strong Chinese language program, with 11 kHz wide signal
visible on the Perseus screen.

Registered is also a tiny 100 watt SOH bcasts on odd frequency 15840.259
kHz, according Aoki Nagoya list.

Similar technical characteristics very strong 500 kW outlets from China
mainland in 09 UT slot also heard/seen on

KUN 15135 Malay
KAS 15335 Russian
URU 15525 Chinese
URU 15665 Russian

Similar 11 kHz wide CNR1 program relay noted on 13820.000 kHz in 09-10*s-
off UT slot today, when checked 10.04 UT on May 8 seemingly tiny SOH?
Taiwan program heard on odd frequency 13820.192 kHz.

11935 a 20 kHz wide signal of CRI Russian sce to Russian Far Eastern
rayons via Shijiazhuang #723 transmitter site, 500 kW signal
at 1000-1257 UT.

Next channel
11915.118  excellent audio from R Taiwan International Tainan in
Indonesian language section at 1022 UT, 14 kHz wide broadcast in peaks,
S=9+10dB signal noted in Alberta Canada remote unit.

11825  The most TERRIBLE MIXTURE signal in 25 mb at this 10-11 UT time
slot.

Four to five bcast signals mixed together, VoA Tinang PHL Chinese, and
various China mainland jamming signals ahead, also echoed!, and
additionally RMI Okeechobee program underneath, latter talk on "bank world
interests in this country....", also at 1018 UT on May 8 about "activity
of reasearch foundation council in 1953 year ...".
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

CUBA   Scheduled RHC on frequency 11860 kHz from Bauta site was not on air
this May 15 noon.

15730  7 kHz wide signal each sideband, in peaks 2x10 kHz,
       S=9+25dB or -50dBm powerhouse noted in MA, NY, IL, KY.

15230  4.6 kHz wide signal, S=8 or -76dBm, backlobe of straight 160degrees
       South American azimuth target curtain.

13740  Rather weak signal of S=8 or -79dBm in music peaks
       around 4.6 kHz wide.

11950  In peaks 4.6 kHz wide, at S=9+15dB or -57dBm powerful broadcast.

 9850  In peaks 2 x 8 kHz wide at S=9+15dB or -57dBm.

 9820  In peaks 4.6 kHz wide, at S=5 or -93dBm tiny in northern part of
       USA and Canada during summer season.

 9640  In peaks 4.6 kHz wide, at S=5 or -94dBm tiny in northern part of
       USA and Canada during summer season.

 9550  In peaks 5.2 kHz wide, at S=8 or -78dBm tiny in northern part of
       USA and Canada during summer season.
       And heavy QRM in western US states of co-channel CRI Beijing in
       Vietnamese language service, latter is ahead channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

DENMARK   I am just back from the successfull Annual General Meeting of
the DSWCI in Tarp, Germany, where 24 members and wives participated. With
written votes from non-participating members, we with an overwhelming
majority (97%) decided to close down the DSWCI by the end of 2016, due to
the general termination of shortwave broadcasting stations and the growing
age of the DSWCI Board members, who cannot find any replacements.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW May 13)

Tropical Bands Monitor.

Owners of our Domestic Broadcasting Survey No. 16 and 17, please note that

<http://www.dswci.org/tbmonitor/2015.pdf>

was updated with the April worldwide loggings on May 01, as an extra
service to their purchase. Any DX-er can download from

<http://www.dswci.org/tbm>

the complete view of monitoring of stations heard broadcasting on tropical
bands during 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
and 2014. (Ed)
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW May 13)

ECUADOR   HCJB Quito, Ecuador is surely one of the most famous shortwave
stations. We have a number of historic items from the station, and we are
going to put them all on a special "HCJB Tribute" page.

To start off we have posted a pamphlet called "Songs and Scenes" which, as
the name implies, contains some photos of the station as well as sheet
music for some songs, several of which were written by HCJB co-founder
Clarence W. Jones.

Judging from the copyright dates of the songs and the "Gospel Sound Truck"
in one of the photos, this pamphlet appears to date from the very late
1940s or early 1950s. Note the group photo on p. 14. That's definitely
Clayton Howard in the front row, far left, and maybe Helen in the back
row, fourth from the left. Both had arrived at the station circa 1941.
via new History material at  <http://www.ontheshortwaves.com>
(Jerry Berg-MA-USA, DXplorer May 10)

EGYPT   9490.024  Radio Cairo, Italian service - supposedly -, totally
distorted audio content noted at 1837 UT on May 10th, and undermodulated
too, but very strong carrier powerhouse of S=9+45dB !
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

ETHIOPIA   7235.168  Probably program of Voice of Peace and Democracy,
registered in Tigre language, as usual UNSTABLE transmitter outlet, jumps
some 5 Hertz "up and down", sometimes hops 20 Hertz lower sideband to
7235.148 kHz. Logged at 1810 UT on May 10th.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

FRANCE  [Monaco]  MW Nice 1557 kHz 600/300 kW (Col de la Madone location,
north of Monaco within France Alpes mountains).

Quelques infos: A propos de France Info 1557 kHz, il semble que la
fréquence ne sera PAS arrêtée. Voici la réponse que j'ai eu de la part de
MCR:

"Monsieur, A ce jour Radio France n'a pas envisagé d'arrêter la diffusion
de France Info en ondes moyennes depuis le Col de la Madone. Bien à vous"

Monte-Carlo Radiodiffusion, 10-12 Quai Antoine Ier, Monte Carlo,
MC-98000 MONACO.  Tel: +377 97 97 47 00  <www.mcr.mc>

In a personal message got from the chief engineer of Monte-Carlo
Radiodiffusion they reply no plans are expected to close the MW 1557 kHz
from Col de la Madone.
(Christian Ghibaudo, Nice-France, in play-dx #1649 May 10)

Neil, - The 1557 kHz transmitting facility have been re-located at the end
of 2012 to the Col de la Madonne, which is actually located in France.

The "Radiodiffusion Monte-Carlo" company who own the Col de la Madonne
transmitting site, has its business address in Monaco.
(Sylvain Naud-CAN, mwoffsets May 12)

Thanx, I was unaware that TDF Nice 1557 kHz was located this close to
Monaco. Not that it really matters except for country count. 702 RMC and
1467 Radio Maria are listed as being from Col de la Madone which is
definitely not in Monaco (I've been there) so should these stations count
as Monaco or not?
(neilkaz neilkaz, mwoffsets May 12)

<http://binged.it/1Pg0b6l>

former G.C. TDF Antibes 1557 kHz 600 / 300 kW
43 36 52.67 N  07 07 00.15 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/Jfzzf>

Antibes location area is still grasland in Google Maps/Earth in 2015,

History in 2003 year:
Christian Ghibaudo from Nice now tells me that this was due to the fact
that it was moved to yet another location, namely Col de la Madone. It had
already been moved in 3 July 2003 from [Nice] Antibes to [Monte Carlo]
Fontbonne.

details:
<tvignaud.pagesperso-orange.fr/galerie/am/06nice.htm>
(wb, mwoffsets May 12)

The  >>receiving<< station of maritime radio station

<http://www.naya.mc/fr/frequence-radio.cfm>

and probably some local tiny FM stns are down on the Monte Carlo habour
coastal zone. "3AC Monaco Radio" maritime receiving is located near the
Oceanographic Institute and Oceanographic Museum Monte Carlo.

MCO  3AC Monaco Radio too, maritime receiving station, within
Monaco territory next to Mediterranean Sea side
43 43 55.01 N  07 25 38.59 E
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/857096.jpg>

All other bigger maritime radio transmitter and broadcast sender are
located within France soil, some 2-3 kilometers north of Monacoan-French
(real non existing) border line.

3AC TX-transmitting station some 3.7 kilometers distance
at  43 45 47.03 N  07 25 21.29 E on the mountain, next to
former TWR Monte Carlo shortwave antennas.

Some pictures see:  <http://www.dxaktuell.de/?page_id=1892>

history of 2011 year:
Other stations in AM under MCR transmitters are -
all via France tx locations:

 702 kHz China Radio Internat. Col de la Madone
         43 47 39.57 N  07 24 57.73 E
1467 kHz (daytime) Radio Maria Col de la Madone
         43 47 39.57 N  07 24 57.73 E
1467 kHz (nightly) TWR from Roumoules  43 47 54.07 N  06 09 43.32 E
1350 kHz Radio Orient Fontbonne  43 47 21.42 N  07 25 06.00 E
1557 kHz France Info  Fontbonne  43 47 21.42 N  07 25 06.00 E
 216 kHz RMC Info from Roumoules 43 47 34.84 N  06 08 59.60 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

FRANCE   Poor reception of Radio Risala International on May 8

1830-1900 NF21620 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Oromo Fri, ex15165
Transmissions are jammed by Ethiopia with white noise digital jamming.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

15560  RFI Paris Swahili service, via TDF Issoudun 500 kW at 135 degrees,
- not listed in Aoki Nagoya Japan list yet, ex11790 Sentec Meyerton relay.
Powerhouse here in southern Germany around 0545 UT May 9, S=9+40dB,
scheduled 0530-0600 UT. Machine gun like speed spoken reports on
Kurdistan, Iraq and Syria muslim clashes.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

FRANCE   15315  Voice of Gospel / Radio Sawtu Linjilia Fulfude / Hausa BCB
to Africa via TDF Issoudun site. Full data (w/site, power and aizmuth) new
media Broadcast Building with large rotable Quad-like antenna. This for a
2nd follow-up for my August 2014 report. 21 days after posting this
report. V/s: Michael Puetz, MBR Cologne.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

FRANCE   21620  Powerful signal of Radio Risala International, May 15
1830-1900 21620 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF, Oromo Fris only.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

GERMANY   15150  AWR - India Punjab BCB via MBR Nauen transmitter. Rec'ed
a full data (w/site) AWR - The Voice of Hope QSL card, this for a report
sent to
<adventistmediacentre -at- gmail.com>
but the QSL reply came from Indianapolis. Reply in 14 days.
V/S; Dr. Adrain Peterson DX Editor.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

GERMANY   153 kHz  DLF Donebach 2-masts climbing.

Das letzte Neujahr fuer Donebach; am 01.01.2015 um 00:30 schrieb Juergen
Martens DF5TY: Um 00:28 CET LT wurde der Sender Mudau-Donebach fuer immer
abgeschaltet. Schade...

Climbing a 363m Radio Tower in Donebach-Germany

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSKm2uQGfIA>

<https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t51.2885-15/11116865_408695292641953_1624495160_n.jpg>

"... Wir sind tatsaechlich auf den 363 Meter hohen Langwellensender in
Donebach geklettert. Die Sender{masten} sind nach dem Berliner Fernsehturm
das hoechste Bauwerk Deutschlands. Die Antennen wurden am 1.1.2015
abgeschaltet, und seitem, ohne Strahlungsschaeden zu bekommen, begehbar.
Soweit ich weiss sind wir damit die Ersten die den Aufstieg geschafft
haben, ein absolut atemberaubender Ausblick!!..."

<http://radioforum.foren.mysnip.de/read.php?8773,1296953>
(via Roger Thauer-D, A-DX May 9)

GREECE   ERT will start back from 11 May.

<https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=el&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.periodista.gr%2Fmedias%2Fitem%2F17470.htm>

On May 11 opened the new ERT.
ERT "The government expedites the processes that affect the application of
the law passed by the House last week". (Kostas_Poulakida. Monday, 04 May)

Aiming to May 11 to emit the new EPT and finished the period of the
"black" and "gray", the government expedites the processes that affect the
application of the law passed by the House last week.

As has emphasized the State Minister Nikos Pappas, "our intention is to
restore the people's trust and relationship of society towards the public
broadcaster." In this regard already began the process of establishing the
Board. From Thursday posted an open call for proposals to fill the Chair
of the Board positions of CEO and three other Board members ERT. The
process ends tomorrow, so the Board to establish a body and immediately
select persons who will staff the new organization.

The information EPT profile is its big bet, while the name "ERT" is the
strong trump. Therefore, according to reports, the ERT will name
everywhere. All three TV channels (ERT1, ERT2, ERT3) and satellite channel
and four radio stations and dozens of regional radio stations (19 had when
the ND and PASOK closed).

According to reports, there will be independent broadcasting sector for
expatriates with the television channel ERT World and radios Friendship
and Voice of Greece.

The new administration should immediately find the faces and voices that
express the new ERT, leaving behind the period of Memoranda, and outdated
perceptions.

Certainly the work will be done with limited resources as ERT continues to
pay part of the budget of the state public debt - another element along
with that was profitable, which "forget" the celebrator "black" ...

The next stage will be the restructuring of the organization and the work
of the ERT by streamlining structures and allocation of personnel, and
integrating functions of the period of self-organization that proved to
have worked in practice. - Source avgi_gr

<http://www.thetoc.gr/eng/news/article/national-broadcaster-ert-reopens-amid-disagreements>

National broadcaster ERT reopens amid disagreements.
Former employees of national broadcaster ERT took over the building of
NERIT - as it is called now - since Monday ERT was reinstated, offering
them their jobs back.

The employees, who had been laid off when the previous government decided
to shut down the national broadcaster on June 11, 2013 and replace it with
NERIT, arrived at the building at 9 a.m. on Monday morning as a rally.

They were led by two little girls holding the Greek flag. The outgoing
administration opened the main gates at 10:45 and the employees entered
the courtyard making the victory sign.

The Greek Ministry of State has appointed singer/songwriter Dionysis
Tsaknis as director and journalist Lambis Tagmatarchis as CEO of the new
national broadcaster under the old name, ERT.

The two executives were selected from a list of 153 candidates and will
appear in front of the Committee on Institutions and Transparency of the
Greek Parliament.

The appointment of the two executives generated reactions in general and
within SYRIZA. Several government MPs consider that Tagmatarchis, who has
served in the same position at ERT before it was shut down, might
implement policies not in accord with ruling party policies.

As for Tsaknis, there is general disagreement as far as experience and
skills to run a broadcasting organization are concerned and consider that
his appointment is based purely on partisan criteria.

There are still quite a few issues to be settled before the former ERT
employees get officially back to work and the new executive is responsible
for giving the official orders. Some bickering between the laid-off
employees and those currently working on NERIT has been reported.
(via Zacharias Liangas-GRC, hcdx May 9)

<illion-euros-in-aprilhttp://www.thetoc.gr/eng/economy/article/bank-deposits-outflow-at-7-
b>

GREECE   ERT employees back in building.
A great day as we saw today on free radio and television while completing
23 months since he dropped the black on the screens of the Greek people.

At 9 in the morning, our colleagues from Athens but also many regional NRA
returned to their base in Radiomegaro of Agia Paraskevi, in an atmosphere
of joy, of emotion and vindication of their race polyminoy. The fact is
that the placement of the new administration immediately after the passing
of the Bill has caused nervousness in our large family.
More here  <http://www.radiofono.gr/node/15273>
(via Mike Terry-UK, dxld May 12)

re ERT, nothing heard on nighttime at 2300 UT on May 11 from Avlis bcast
transmitter site so far. I guess the 3rd shortwave transmitter unit at
Avlis of 250 kW need to REPAIR instantly. The billions EURos from EU
Brussels to new ERT budget staff not arrived yet? I look forwards to see
ERT Greek TV program via Astra and/or Hotbird satellites soon.

I hope the metal thieves too return the copper lines also at ERT Rhodes
1260 kHz mediumwave center, as well as Athens ERT 666 and 981 kHz medium
wave will be back on air soon. And Crete Chania 1512v kHz hopefully opens
again?
(wb df5sx, hcdx May 12)

GUAM   9800  AWR Cantonese BCB via KSDA Agat. On May 10 at *1230-
1300*[Sun-Thur Cantonese, Fri/Sat Chinese] Cantonese BCB with opening
English ID and Language announcement, followed with a religious BCB in
Cantonese, noted with a nice English ID AWR - Voice of Hope and closing
statement. Also Noyed on the 9th from 1230 to 1300* UT with similar
prm'ing and again nice ID and closing annmts at 1300 UT. Thank you to
Ralph Perry for pointing out this station, as well as, the "Voice of Love"
station, and the other the smaller religious Broadcasters.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

GUYANA   3289.9  GBC Voice of Guyana 2350 UT om in English then yl 2351 UT
on 28 April; 0945 to 1000 UT Christian minister " For God said..."
30 April; 2350 to 0000 UT very poor signal only copied in ssb. May 7.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer May 10)

INDONESIA   4870  RRI Wamena, 1048 UT, again stronger than usual w/ M in
cmntry, 4750 kHz Makassar only a very weak carrier April 25.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer May 7)

INDONESIA   3905  RRI Merauke. May 15 tuned in at 1130 UT to hear UNID
station with long series of speeches (political?) till 1226 UT tune out.
1300 UT "RRI" ID; RRI singing jingle; theme music; 1301 UT pips and news;
followed by program of EZL songs; 1359 UT RRI jingle again; IS?; 1402 UT
off.

Believe this had been off the air for some years, so especially nice to
hear them again! Thanks to the input from Sei-ichi Hasegawa, Mauno Ritola
and Atsunori Ishida. Hope NBC New Ireland doesn't return soon!

RRI Merauke website <http://rrimerauke.blogspot.com/>
programa 1 website  <http://rrimerauke.blogspot.com/p/home.html>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld May 15)

IRAQ   KRG To Jam IS Radio Station in Mosul Province. KRG have asked
international coalition forces to locate and target the radio station.

<http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/05/14/krg-to-jam-is-radio-station-in-mosul-province/>

A committee represented by three Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
ministries has been formed to block the transmission of a new Islamic
State (IS) radio station that is broadcasting around the northern Iraqi
province of Mosul.

Halgurd Jundiani, of the KRG's Ministry of Culture and Youth, told
BasNews, "We have blocked IS radio broadcasting in the Kurdistan Region
and we're trying to do the same in other areas of Mosul Province.

"The IS radio station was part of the Iraqi Media Network in Mosul. After
IS took control of the city last year they started to spread their own
propaganda through the network."

The radio broadcast is currently reaching sensitive areas around Mosul
Province such as the Domiz refugee camp and villages.

The KRG official explained, "We have not let the IS broadcast reach the
Kurdistan Region. As for other places around Mosul, the KRG has put
together a committee from three ministries - Interior, Culture and
Communication - to tackle this issue and stop the broadcast next week.

"The KRG has already asked international coalition forces to locate and
target the radio station."

IS established the broadcasts to spread radicalism and propaganda against
the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces. The KRG has jammed the
station in the Kurdistan Region.
(Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, dxld May 14)

KOREAS   15160  KBS World Radio in Korean in 09-10 UT heard at 0920 UT on
May 8, S=8 in Edmonton, Alberta, and on equal level North Korean jamming
of ditter - bubble audio type.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

LIBERIA   6050.003  footprint is the frequency of a daily UTC morning
guest here in southern Germany, ELWA Monrovia from Liberia heard with
typical West African rhythmic (like Soul) music by lady singer. At 0535 UT
on May 14, S=6 or fair -86dBm signal level on SDR unit.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

MADAGASCAR   17540  Radio Impala.
Funny, the ID really sounds like Radio Imara and the web address they give
sounds like soundcrowd.com but - when checking the Radio Impala site at
<https://soundcloud.com/radioimpala>
there's the same program audible. So, is it just the way the announcer
speaks and in fact it is Radio Impala?
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, dxld April 23)

Checking the international programme destined for Rwanda (1800-1900 UTC
17540 kHz from Talata Volonondry), I found a music programme (probably
music with a political message) and IDs in KiRundi, English and French.
While the speakerine at 1830/1840 UT sounded like announcing a "Radio
Imara", the station identification and information about the purpose in
English and French clearly identified the station as "Radio Impala".
According to the announcements, the station concerns itself not only with
Rwanda, but with the whole Great Lakes region, Africa and beyond.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, dxld May 8)

MADAGASCAR   Observation of Radio Imara, Radio Impala on May 4, 6 and 8

1802-1858 17540 MDC 250 kW 310 deg to SoAF Mo/We/Fri K'rwanda/Eng/French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

MALAYSIA   11665  MLA  RTM Wai FM program from Kajang noted at S=8-9 level
at 1011 UT on May 8, guitar mx at -81dBm.

9835  MLA  RTM Sarawak FM in Malay language heard at 1610 UT on May 15,
S=9+15dB or -58dBm signal strength, very nice pop mx programm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8 / 15)

MARIANA ISLANDS  [SAIPAN]  Re: Anyone remember these?
I read thru this page (but not the linked documents) and no mention is
made of the Japanese meaning of the word 'kyoi' Google translate comes up
with Figurehead, but I don't know if that axually matches the characters
suggested.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, SW TXsite May 12)

List of Private US Shortwave Stations since 1962:
KYOI  Saipan SA          later KHBI               1982 - 1989
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

history November 2007 in dxld, by Calvin Melen:
SAIPAN   "The KYOI Story" on the web:  <http://www.kyoi.zcm.com.au>
Includes station history, notable moments, the transfer to Herald
Broadcasting (KHBI), etc., and there's lots of recordings of the station
included, in Real player format.
(Joe Hanlon-NJ-USA, dxld Nov 20, 2007)

MICRONESIA  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, US protected area ...]

4755.575  PMA Pacific Missionary Aviati, The Cross Radio - Pohnpei.

PMA - The Cross Radio off the air. May 12 - After three days without
hearing PMA-The Cross Radio, on 4755.54 kHz, I sent off an inquiry to
Sylvia. Her reply has just come in (May 12 at 2236 UT).

"Hello Ron,
We have had no power at the radio station for 3 days, hence the loss of
communication over the air.

Storm/typhoon Dolphin slammed into us on Sunday. The radio building and
the tower are all fine. Just waiting for the down power lines to be fixed
and we will be on the air again. Will let you know when we are on the air
again.

We lost part of our church roof, it seems we had the full furry of the
storm with gusts 70-100 at around 3am. It sucked the roof right off.

At this point, we do not know when we can use the church. It all depends
on the roof.

Thank you for your prayers. We need sunshine today to repair and keep the
water out!

Sylvia Kalau

Pacific Mission Aviation
P.O.B. 517
Pohnpei, FM 96941
tel +691-320-2496    e-mail  <kalau -at- pmapacific.org>
(via Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer May 13)

Storm damages on The Cross, Mikronesien. NEWS FROM POHNPEI.

Dear Ones,
Just received a call from Sylvia. What seemed to just be a system that was
going through Pohnpei, turned out to pack very strong winds in the early
morning. It took part of the roof of our Studio Building where our PMF
church meets for worship services. The whole foyer is flooded, the Office
above it - together with the air conditioning system, electrical system
are all soaking wet and damaged - lights are dangling from the ceiling,
equipment, soaking wet and damaged as well. Fortunately, the church
auditorium is dry. The Lord kept that safe. We are thankful, the Field
Office Building, Sunday school building are fine - except for the curling
of the roof - which Nob was able to fix. The Good News Press Office, Radio
office withstood the strong winds. The Sea Haven seemed to have held up
during that time. Nob, Syl and Mom are now sleeping at the Office.

Please PRAY - for strength and wisdom for Nob and our PMA Pohnpei team -
as they work on repairing the roof and cleaning up the affected area. Pray
for the Lord to provide for the repair work on the building and equipment.
Thank you and God bless you!
Melinda at PMA HQ Office.

Sorry no Pictures - no internet.
(F_B Seite der PMA Mission, 12. Mai;
via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM,  <http://ratzer.at>  May 12)

MOLDOVA  [PRIDNESTROVYE]   9400  Denge Kurdistan (Voice of Kurdistan) via
Kishinev-Grigoriopol Maiac PMR. Full data (with name of program) E-mail
QSL of towers at Grigoriopol reply in 24 hours
<prtc -at- idknet.com>
for an e-mail with attached audio file in MP3 format. V/a: Sergey
Omelchenko. The V/s is very friendly and responses to all inquiries.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

NIGERIA   9689.9, May 7 at 0552 UT, here's a new signal I don't normally
hear in almost nightly bedtime bandscans: YL jazz singer in English; good
modulation faded down to almost nothing, then back up. I suspect it's VON,
and immediately confirm by // to 7255 kHz, another frequency which is new
to this daypart as I first heard a few nights ago. 7255 kHz is closer to
on-frequency, maybe only 50 Hz low. Both cut off the song to dead air
about 0559:30 UT, and 0600 UT open talk in presumed Hausa, mentioning
Nigeria, kHz and GMT, along with flute and drums. If only I knew what they
were saying as to frequencies. Dozed off but a final check at 0647 UT
found 9689.9 kHz had gone to dead air, and 7255 kHz off.

Later Thorsten Hallmann said 7255 kHz switched off at 0631 UT. I had also
checked 15120 kHz, the usual frequency for English at +05-07 UT but could
not hear it: you never know whether it will be on and/or propagating from
one night to the next. But Ivo Ivanov says it was on this date, with awful
modulation, so that means three transmitters in use at the same time! This
is very unusual for VON, altho they allegedly have six, per WRTH 2015,
three x 250 kW at each of the two transmitter sites; most of which must
have been out of service for years. They are constantly juggling
languages, times and frequencies, the other active one being 11770 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld May 7)

Re: Voice of Nigeria
Unfortunately I didn't catch the beginning of the broadcast - if there is
some "real" broadcast before 0600 UT. But just after 0600 UT, May 9:
7254.9 // 9689.9 kHz clearly VON, I believe it's Hausa, this until 0628
UT, then IS, dead air. 31mb off at 0630 UT, 41mb at 0635 UT or so.

At 0810 UT: No trace on 7255 kHz, but tiny signal on US remote receivers
on 9689.9xx kHz. If the method described is accurate enough, it's slightly
less than 100 hz below nominal, but definitely more than 50 Hz.

At 0726 UT: Tent. VON already back on approximately 7254.95 kHz, but too
weak to confirm any more than this fact even via US remote receivers.
However, I compared on several receivers 7254.6 USB vs. 7255.3 LSB kHz,
and could always hear roughly the same artifcial het to presumed VON
carrier. So really quite close to 50 Hz below nominal (sorry I have no
remote perseus or so in the US to measure it more exactly ;-). 9690v kHz
not heard, presumed IKO on 15120 kHz, but with very low modulation and
weaker than usual.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld May 9)

NIGERIA/MALI   15120   whine howl signal for Voice of Nigeria Abuja site
...
At 06-07 UT on May 9 Voice of Nigeria's English sce to the northern Africa
target suffers again an very annoying whine howl audio signal, on remote
Perseus screen a broadband peak fence visible of 27 x times every
796 Hertz distance apart on both sidebands between 15098.5 and 15141.4 kHz
range !

English program was heard at 0615 UT on May 9 about traditional
households, and marriage culture. S=9+25dB here in southern Germany.

But from 0630 UT the Nigeria signal weakens down, and co-channel CRI
Chinese program from 500kW Beijing unit comes well ahead channel.

Nigeria is not on 7255v at 0500-0657-s-off UT slot today May 9. Belarus
Radio Minsk Kalodzicy heard on even frequency 7255.0 kHz, and no 7254.9v
kHz string was seen so far.

9689.918  exact footprint of VoNigeria til s-off at 0703 UT, and from 0805
UT again on May 9, heard only on threshold level in Florida remote unit,
also Mali Bamako noted at same level on 9635.0 kHz. Peaks also seen in MA
Boston and Edmonton Alberta, but lower than threshold level this morning.

Nothing of Ikorodu on 7254.921v kHz visible so far now in 8-9 UT slot.
Vatican Radio from SMG site on 7250 kHz channel heard with S=9+40db
powerhouse.

11769.906  Two men talk in Hausa language at 2140 UT on May 9, Voice of
Nigeria Abuja on S=9+15dB or -58 dBm signal strength, noted here in
southern Germany, some scratches heard also in background from
thunderstorms performing somewhere in the Mediterranean.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9)

7254.922  Ikorodu and 9689.918  Abuja - presumably outlet centers - were
the two footprints of Voice of Nigeria's morning "West African sing-sang
program", performed by woman at about 0650 UT on May 10th, Voice of
Nigeria Abuja on S=8 or -82 dBm signal strength, noted on all North
American remote SDR units checked, at best in Florida and Michigan, but
also more than fair in Massachusetts, Rochester NY, Calgary-Winnipeg, and
Edmonton Alberta, weak and tiny signal in the far west at Vancouver
island.

7255v signal was a little bit of 'wobbly' kind, but 9690v had fine clear
audio, no whine, no whistle tone at all.

7254.922 kHz bcast signed-off at 0657 UT, and 9689.918 kHz followed s-off
by 0703 UT. Nothing of any bcast noted on 15120 kHz in this half hour.

7254.939  Voice of Nigeria reliable English language audio service,
scheduled 18-20 UT heard on May 10th, noted with www.address internet URL
given lady announcer, fade-in time into southern Germany. S=7 steadily
increasing signal during grey line phase.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

15120  VoNigeria at 09-10 UT. Morning sce of VoNIG English at 09-10 UT
heard this May 15 at S=9 or -72dBm level. Accompanied by the whining audio
noise sound, spurious of 12 x 800 Hertz apart spurs each either sideband.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz,
on SDR unit as usual since 2008 year]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   7324.955  Wantok Radio Light, at 0854-0957 UT on May
12. Syndicated "Fresh Touch" preaching in English ending with promo from
their local PNG sponsor; PNG bird call; into the NBC National News and
weather in English (long item about the Bougainville elections, new quake
in Nepal, etc.); 0913 UT usual "thanks" NBC for news relay; promo for
"NASFUND" savings & road safety PSA; promo at 0930 UT for "Ninety-Nine
Ltd. is happy to bring you Focus on the Family. Ninety-Nine is a company
that introduces popular health products to keep the family healthy and
strong"; into the "Focus on the Family" with interview with author Lysa
TerKeurst; mostly fair till hit at 0957 UT with CRI transmitter turned on.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

re Ron's logs. Thanks Ron, here is an e-mail of some morning UTC notes on
Wed May 13 logged on remote unit in Brisbane Queensland Australia:

0800-0835 UT May 13
7220.0   CHN  or/and KRE, tiny, above threshold.
7259.941 VUT  VBT Radio Vanuatu, Port Vila, in Vernaculars, n o t  English
              language, sounded partly like Spanish/Filipino fragments
              though...
7275.0   KOR  KBS Seoul in Japanese sce, S=7-8
7289.942 INS  probably RRI Nabire, threshold tiny level.
7315.004 USA  WHRI TOM sermon prayer in English, S=9+20dB or -52dBm.
7324.958 PNG  Wantok Radio Light, boys chorus and followed
              by ID at 0830 UT,
              "Fresh Touch" - message of the day, S=8-9 in peaks S=9+5dB,
              0831 UT given address PNGCBN, Box 1276, Port Moresby, PNG.
7555.0   USA  EWTN WEWN USA, in Spanish, powerful signal
              S=9+20dB or -54dBm.
7570.0   USA  RMI Okeechobee, TOM sermon, S=9+10dB or -63dBm.

0835-0900 UT May 13
4835.0   AUS  ABC Northern Territory signal from Alice Springs,
              S=9+15dB in Brisbane QSL.
4840.0   USA  WWCR Nashville, En, S=8
4845.008 UNID string peak visible, likely Brazilian station on threshold.
4869.914 INS  probably RRI Wamena, threshold signal likely from Indonesia.
5019.999 SLM  SIBC Honiara, in English, S=9+15dB -58dBm,
              heard Daily Police Report at 0843 UT. Splatter from adjacent
5025.0   CUB  Exciting Cuban music heard on Radio Rebelde program,
              via Quivican Bejucal old USSR relay site,
              S=9+10dB or -62dBm strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

PERU   4774.9  Radio Tarma. Tarma 1000 UT sign on rustic OS music, Buenas
Dias by om, "kiloHertz onda media ... onda corta "1010 beautiful flauta
andina 7 May.

4810  Radio Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto 1015 UT om yl mentioning KiloHertz
followed by time check. UTE inferences seems absent as has 6kHz wide
filter with the R8 locked in AM 7 April.

6174  R Tawantinsuyo, 1020 UT May 4. threshold, struggling to make it to
poor, but never quite getting there, gone on 1043 UT recheck May 4.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer May 7)

PHILIPPINES   Three outlets of Radio Pilipinas program noted at 1830 UT
with newsreel read by lady announcer in rather Filipino than English
language, 9925 S=9+10dB -61dBm, 12120 S=9+15dB, and 15190 S=9+10dB, all
signal sidelobes from IBB Tinang relay site towards southern Germany
receiving post.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

PHILIPPINES   7410  "Voice of Love" FEBC Cambodia. Rec'ed a e-mail reply
within 7 days, with a cover letter, plus a nice .pdf E-QSL showing the
FEBC Iba/Zambales transmission tower site, with full datat statement.
Truly a very nice reply from this small station. My report went too:
<info -at- febcambodia.org>
and  <Hern.sopheary -at- febcambodia.org>
V/S; Nhore Estabillo.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

ROMANIA/SWAZILAND/SUDAN   9500  Terrible performance of mixed together
signals from RRI Galbeni Romanian service on S=9+40dB powerhouse and
underneath stable signal of TWR Africa service from Manzini Swaziland in
Swahili to East Africa, African flute music noted around 1840 UT. All this
suffers also next door service of Voice of Africa in Arabic from Omdurman
Sudan on adjacent 9505 kHz channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

RWANDA   17800  AWR French BCB to Africa via Kigali relay site. Full data
(w/ site & AWR Kigali Radio Stamp) two QSL cards, of AWR-Voice of Hope &
Series of three QSL Radio stamps series. This for two postal reports to
Indianpolis address. Reply in 26 days. V/s: Dr. Adrian Peterson, DX
Editor.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

SAO TOME   9800  Deustche Welle Hausa BCB to West Africa via IBB / VOA Sao
Tome transmitter site. Full data (w/site) Fountain & Statue / Buildings
QSL card, in four months, for a Postal Report to DWL Bonn. V/S: Horst
Scholz transmission management.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

SEYCHELLES   Report of former BBC relay site "hand over".

<http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/1792/The+end+of+an+era+-
+BBC+Relay+Station+site+handed+back+to+Seychelles>

From Seychelles News Agency - Tuesday November 18 marked the closure of an
iconic chapter of Seychelles' history, signalling the end of an era when
information was much more difficult to come by. With much of Africa
joining the internet and mobile phone revolution, the times of trying to
glean information about happenings in the rest of the world on a crackly
AM radio station have now passed by.

Over 25 years after its establishment, the site of the BBC's former Indian
Ocean Relay Station (IORS), located at Grand Anse, on the western side of
the largest inhabited island in the archipelago, was handed back to the
government of Seychelles by the country's British High Commissioner,
Lindsay Skoll.

The station transmitted BBC World Service programmes since 1988 via
shortwave to listeners across East Africa in a range of languages,
including the BBC's English-language output for Africa as well as
programmes in Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Somali and French.

In November 2013, the BBC announced its intention to cease all its
shortwave transmission services from Seychelles due to a gradual and
irreversible fall in demand for shortwave radio services, and on March 29
this year, the BBC IORS retransmission services from Seychelles were
officially switched off. BBC World Service broadcasts in East Africa are
still available via the internet and also via various other localised
frequencies.

The handing over of the site to the Ministry of Land Use and Housing
(MLUH) also included the station's buildings and equipment, all of which
are still in working order. The site is spread over a 32,000 square metre
property, occupied under a lease dating back to March 27, 1985.

A unifying force.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony yesterday, High Commissioner Skoll
said the relay station had brought the services of the BBC to parts of the
world that really needed it.

"I think BBC stands for inspiration, values, citizenship and unity," she
said. "It brings us together, it makes connections and thereby helps
listeners make sense of what is a very fast changing and increasingly
global and challenging world."

The Chief Operating Officer of BBC World Service Group, Richard Thomas,
thanked the people of Seychelles for the 25 years of smooth operations,
adding that the station's assets have remained in good condition due to
the diligence of the local staff and the station's operating team.

"The BBC has been very proud to be broadcasting from Seychelles for 25
years and we have covered some huge stories and broadcast them into Africa
in particular - obviously the Gulf war, the death of Nelson Mandela -
those are some of the events we have been proud to broadcast across Africa
and to other parts of the world," he said.

"And although we are not broadcasting on shortwave from here, we are
delighted that we will still be broadcasting on medium wave to the people
of the Seychelles, so the BBC will still be here and we are delighted that
is the case."

Seychelles' Foreign Affairs Minister, Jean Paul Adam, said that just as
the station had served an important international cause during its years
of operation, it would now serve as an equally important national cause:
that of agricultural development, where in a small island state such as
Seychelles, the minister pointed out that every square metre counted.

The nation's bread basket.
Now that the site has been officially handed back to the government, MLUH
has divided the assets among four local institutions. The Ministry of
Natural Resources will take up occupation of the main station building for
use as the new Veterinary and Livestock Services centre, which used to be
situated at Union Vale, close to the capital city of Victoria.

The relay station site was situated on land formerly used by farmers of
long tradition right up until the site was allocated to the BBC in the
mid-1980s, and the flat area is likely to see a return to that tradition.

Currently, the immediate surrounds of the site consists of a national pig
genetic centre, a newly-constructed soil diagnostic laboratory, the
national agricultural inputs bulk store, office buildings belonging to the
Ministry of Natural Resources and some livestock farms. A small
government-built housing estate of 18 flats and a natural wetland of
significant ecological importance also surround the area.

The Minister of Natural Resources, Peter Sinon, described the decision to
allocate these assets to agricultural development as testimony of the
government's resolve to revive agriculture in Seychelles.

"Grand Anse, Mahe has always been at the heart of Seychelles agricultural
development," he said. "Along with the new laboratory for plants and
research, located in the same district, having the livestock and
veterinary facilities here makes it the ideal place for our bread basket."

Dr Christelle Dailoo, the Director of Livestock Services at the Seychelles
Agricultural Agency (SAA), told SNA that there are plans to develop
laboratory services that will allow SAA to perform livestock laboratory
testing that could not be offered to farmers before and that were being
sent overseas or to the public health lab.

A communications boost for Seychelles.
The station is equipped with 33KV high-voltage equipment and transformers
which will now go into the possession of the Public Utilities Corporation,
while the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) will take over three
of the BBC's four steel communications towers and the annex building.

The SCAA will use the towers to strengthen its air communication and
surveillance capabilities and the annex building will be used to house a
new high-frequency aviation communications radio system to help control
air traffic coming in from the west of the island.

The fourth steel tower will be allocated to the local telecommunications
company Cable and Wireless for mobile based telecommunications.
(Seychelles News Agency - Tuesday November 18, 2014)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   9545  SIBC on May 10 (Sunday) anomaly; not on the usual
5020 kHz; fair-good at 1026 UT with program of Christian religious songs
in English with YL in Solomon Pijin; "Sun Rice" promo for chance for cash
prizes with purchases of packages of Sun Rice; ad for mobile phone
service; good reception ended at 1100 UT, with the sign on of CRI on both
9540 and 9550 kHz. Going for 24hrs.? Open carrier (no audio) after 1200 UT
till tuned out at 1355 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

Re: Solomon Islands - SIBC on 9545 kHz. At 07.25 UT on May 10, S=9+10 or -
69dBm signal strength. Outstanding signal on remote SDR's in Edmonton
Alberta and Brisbane Queensland, much chorus performance. At 0725 UT on
exact 9545.0 kHz even frequency, signal fluttery across wide Pacific Ocean
into Western Canada.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020.0  SIBC - The Voice of the Nation, May 12 back to
their normal frequency; ex anomaly 9545 kHz; at 0922 UT with the "Derek
Prince Legacy Radio" religious program in English; ID - SIBC, the Voice of
the Nation; 1015 UT info about a tropical low causing rain, but
"possibility of a cyclone is low"; poor with Cuba QRM from 5025 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

5019.999 SLM  SIBC Honiara, in English, S=9+15dB -58dBm,
              heard Daily Police Report at 0843 UT. Splatter from adjacent
5025.0   CUB  Exciting Cuban music heard on Radio Rebelde program,
              via Quivican Bejucal old USSR relay site,
              S=9+10dB or -62dBm strength.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 13)

5020  SIBC Honiara on May 12. Heard this morning from 1132 to 1204* UT
with rather good signals (improving due to dawn enhancement). Noted with
news at 1132 UT, followed with a variety program, with one selection by
Amy Cross (C&W Ballad) .TC at 1155 UT, then Religious Sermon by Preacher
with rather dubious "Hell and Brimstone" scriptures. Closing
announcements, nice ID for SIBC and then National Anthem played to 1204*
UT. Best heard on the 31/60 meter Trap-sloper.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN VE6EFK, DXplorer May 12)

SPAIN   REE Noblejas, three shortwave outlets in 18-21 UT slot tonight May
12, live coverage of Champons League football match Munich vv Barcelona in
Munich Arena
15450, 15490, and 17715 kHz, all S=9+15dB signals here in Germany.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 12)

SPAIN   re Real Madrid match. Today May 13, I heard the soccer game Real
Madrid vv Juventus Torino via Radio Exterior de Espana.

On Twente PI4THT Netherlands WebSDR the signals were
15450  To Africa and South Atlantico  S 9
15490  To Middle East/India  S 9+20 dB
17715  To South America  S 9
17855  To North America  Nil

At Sao Paulo Brazil with half wave dipole (40 m band) and IC-706, 1922z
15450  To Africa and South Atlantico  S 9
15490  To Middle East/India  S 9
17715  To South America  S 9 + 30 dB
17855  To North America  Nil

Undoubtedly 17715 kHz was the best to follow the game, as well a very good
informative program after the match.

Also noted on the bands
15465  Seems a weak DRM at Twente, but not listed
       {rather China mainland digital white noise jamming against
        Taiwanese Paochung outlet, the other time of the day ...
        see Aoki Nagoya list, wb.}
15480  AWR MDG (on the side of REE without any QRM) at Twente.
15580  VOA BOT with interview about politics, good at Twente,
       weak at Sao Paulo
17850  RFI F, S 7 at Twente and weak at Sao Paulo.
(Flavio PY2ZX, dxld May 14)

TAIWAN   15375.01  Fu Hsing BC, Kuanyin, at 0822-0830 UT on May 8, popular
song, ID at 0825 UT (Fu Hsing Kuangpo Tientai) in accordance with the
WRTH, modulation splash, 35333.
(Tomoaki Wagai-JPN, in dswci DXW May 13)

THAILAND   9390  HSK9  Radio Thailand World Service, via Udorn Thani
(IBB/VOA relay site) Transmitter. Rec'ed a nice folder HSK9 QSL card with
time / frequency / program and transmitter site, in 28 days, for an e-mail
report to:
<feedback -at- hsk9.org> V/S: illegible Director RTWS.
(Edward Kusalik-Alb-CAN  VE6EFK, DXplorer May 13)

UGANDA   4750  Dunamis Shortwave, Mukono.
May 5, 2015 at 1800 UT noted gospel songs on 4750 kHz with poor/fair
reception due to local noise. Later also English rel. programming.
Couldn't get id but a fellow DXer here in Finland, Jari Lehtinen, managed
to hear them id. Signed off at 1909 UT. Dunamis Shortwave, Mukono had been
silent/irregular for quite some time.
(Jari Savolainen-FIN, DXplorer May 5)

4750  Dunamis SW.  Per Jari's tip (tnx Yari!) hrd this station via the
Perseus site in EaFinland on May 6 w/ non-stop highlife music from 1744
tune to 1836 UT at which time the Perseus site abruptly disconnected and I
could not re-tune.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN, DXplorer May 6)

4750  Dunamis, Uganda.
Dunamis SW was better today than 6 May with signals improving steadily
after 1830 UT to sign off - programming abruptly stopped in mid-song at
1917 UT and the carrier went down at 1917:29 UT. Whatever happened on 7
May was fixed today. Tuned both Karelia MWDX and TreDXK Perseus sites
today with similar sig lvls on both sites.

No anmts hrd, no religious pgming, just local mx.
Decent signal strength (SINPO 2v3/3/3/3/3) with periodic ute QRM both
below and above the channel. Re-tuning today (May 7), good carrier
presentation from same site as well as N. Sweden, but audio was pretty
much non-existent. Likewise from the Brisbane site, but there the carrier
was a bit weaker. Perhaps station staff is having technical issues with
the xmtr.
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer April 7 / 8)

UGANDA   Log Dunamis 4750 kHz, 1900 UT May 12, SIO 333,
ab 1900 UT auf 4750 kHz Dunamis Shortwave gehoert wie von Christoph
berichtet. Sehr intensive Dauerpredigt von Dr. Stanley von "InTouch", ab
19.20 UT Angabe der Kontaktdaten
<intouch.org>  e-mail <info -at- intouch.org>
P.O.Box 7900
Atlanta, Georgia 30357 USA.

"A moment with Carol Stanley" - ab 19.45 UT dann wieder afrikanische
Dauermusik ohne jede Ansage. Die Feldstaerke (-97 -139dBm) und
Sendermodulation war gestern sehr sehr gut, klingt wirklich nicht nach nur
1 kW aus Uganda. Bis 2001 UT ohne Ansage, macht Dunamis ueberhaupt mal
irgendwelche Ansagen?

Ausserdem in einer alten Perseus-Aufnahme vom 28 April 2015
4750 kHz Dunamis Shortwave 18.30 UT QRM durch utility und viele
Entladungen; schwache Modulation, Sprache hoerbar, jedoch unverstaendlich,
afrikanische Musik, sign-off at 18.56:08 UT.
(Frank Dziock-D  DD4WH, A-DX May 12)

Log: 4750 kHz, Dunamis Uganda um 1945 UT May 14 / O =2
Gaaanz schwach zu hoeren heute - war um 1900 UT besser. Jetzt 1946 UT s-
off.
(Michael Grabovski-D, A-DX May 14)

4750 kHz, Dunamis Uganda, tuned in May 14 at 18.38 - 19.46 UT.

Aber die Musik hielt mich am Kopfhoerer, so um die S=6 oder -87dBm Signal,
aber auch eine Menge Gewitterentladungen und dazwischen irgend ein UTE
Geschrappel, Codar Fischfang signal ?? für 15 Sekunden.

Hier von tune-in um 18.38 UT May 14, religioes? bis 18.58 UT, aber danach
jeweils 10 Minuten ausgedehnt lange Musikstuecke abgespielt, bis 19.38 UT,
danach wieder Sprachanteil bis 19.45 UT und 19.46 UT s-off.
Aber Signal nach 19.30 UT schwaecher werdend.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 14)

UKRAINE   Some mediumwave changes in Ukraine now.

1278 kHz  Petrivka now carrying UR1 radio program, instead of RUI px.
{logged at remote SDR unit in Moscow on May 15 at 19.00 UT with S=9+45dB
or -31dBm signal, like a powerhouse, TransRadio Berlin unit works very
fine ... wb}

1431 kHz  Mykolaiev Luch bcasts RUI Russian program now at 1700-2100
(formerly by 1500-) UTC.
{logged at remote SDR unit in Moscow on May 15 at 19.15 UT with S=9+30dB
or -44dBm signal,

to compared
Russian Vesti FM 1413 kHz from Grigoriopol-MDA S=9+45dB
or -27dBm powerhouse ... wb}

<http://ukrtvr.org/novini/radiomovlennia/4044877-zminy-v-radiomovlenni-nrku.html>

It was recently restored World Service radio broadcasting Ukraine (RUI) at
a frequency of 1431 kHz in the village of Luch. Broadcast occur daily from
20:00 to 00.00 Ukrainian LT. The Internet and the satellite broadcasting
service of the Russian World Service radio Ukraine will be conducted, as
before, from 18.00 to 22.00 Ukrainian LT.

Meanwhile, at a frequency of 1278 kHz (Speech s.Petrivka Odessa region),
where broadcast RUI program, now broadcast SD-1.

Also on May 1 modified schedule NRCU transmitters. "Ray" and "Culture" on
VHF should work again on schedule 05:57-00:00 day break. A UR-1 MW - from
05:57 to 00:00 Ukrainian LT.
Information provided fmdxua.

Neshchodavno bulo vidnovleno movlennya Vsesvitn'oyi sluzhby radio Ukrayina
(VSRU) na chastoti 1431 kHts u selyshchi Luch. Translyatsiyi
vidbuvayut'sya shchodnya z 20:00 do 00.00. V interneti ta na suputnyku
movlennya rosiys'koyi sluzhby Vsesvitn'oyi sluzhby Radio Ukrayina
vestymet'sya, yak i ranishe, z 18:00 do 22:00. Tym chasom, na chastoti
1278 kHts (movlennya z s.Petrivka Odes'koyi oblasti), de translyuvalysya
prohramy VSRU, vidteper translyuyet?sya UR-1.

Takozh z 1-ho travnya zmineno hrafik roboty peredavachiv NRKU. "Promin UR-
2" ta "Kultura UR-3" na UKKH povynni znovu pratsyuvaty za hrafikom 05:57-
00:00, bez dennoyi perervy. A UR-1 na serednikh khvylyakh - z 05:57 do
00:00.
Informatsiyu nadav fmdxua.
(ukrtvr May 9)

UAE   6180.091  Another odd frequency outlet from Al Dhabbaya UAE relay
site. IBRA Radio in Somali language noted performing a sidelobe signal of
S=9+5dB into southern Germany, at 1745 UT on May 10, til 17.59:20 UT TX
sign-off.

And from 1800 UT switched to 6145.091 kHz into BBC Somali service, same
250 kW unit, same 215degrees curtain antenna usage.

6119.995  TWR Africa in Kunama language on Sundays, heard at 1805 UT via
Al Dhabbaya UAE relay, childrens chorus, on 2500 kW unit at 225degrees
according listing.

9409.989  BBCWS in English noted in 18-20 UT slot from Al Dhabbaya relay,
S=8-9 sidelobe signal at 1822 UT May 10. Registery request of 250 kW at
220 degrees. Discussion about coming U.K. politics, premier minister,
Scotland separation plans, and EU matter opinions.

15420.123  Another odd frequency outlet from Al Dhabbaya's four 250 kW
units. BBCWS English noted at 0550 UT on May 9. On 15790 kHz BBC Arabic is
on even frequency from UAE?, or is back again to BBC Al Seela Oman relay
site outlet?
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 9 / 10)

VIETNAM   9635.972 very odd frequency VoVTN 1st program from Son Tay in
Vietnamese sce, noted at 1540 UT on May 15 at S=9+20dB -54dBm heard in
Australia remote unit downunder, scheduled 2145-1600 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 15)

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WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide A15.

Now Available - Order your cd or Download today!

We are delighted to announce the availability of the new WRTH Bargraph
Frequency Guide for the A15 season. The CD contains the complete, and
monitored, A15 international broadcasts on LW, MW and SW, and fully
updated domestic shortwave, displayed as a pdf colour bargraph.

There are also other pdf and xls files to help you get the most out of the
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The CD and Download are only available from the WRTH site. Visit our
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to find out more and to order a copy. I hope you enjoy using this new
Frequency Guide.
(Hardyman, May 12; via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW May 13)

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POWERLINE QRM   -   Antons Funkperlen und PLC
<http://funkperlen.blogspot.ch/>

In einem Beitrag vom 04. Mai beschreibt er unter dem Titel
"NATO Studie zu PLC" eine Untersuchung aus dem Jahre 2007.
<http://funkperlen.blogspot.ch/2015/05/nato-studie-zu-plc.html>
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 10)

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