WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1212 23 June 2015

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ARGENTINA   Log : 15345.090 kHz, RAE, englisch, 1820 UTC O=3 mit Rauschen.
(Michael Grabovski-D, A-DX June 11; via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews)

Heute wieder ein sehr bombiges suedlich-winterliches Signal aus
Buenos Aires um 2120 UT am 12. Juni.

15345.112 bis 15345.115 kHz, der Sender ist unstabil und hueft 3-4
Hertz immer hin und her. S=9+20 oder -55dBm Signalstaerke
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]

Zur Zeit sehr gutes deutschsprachiges Programm mit vielen aktuellen
Meldungen in vielen Aspekten aus Politik, Kultur, Wirtschaft und
Sport. Jetzt Mercedes Sosa Saengerin zu hoeren, 2141 UT on June 12.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

Re: [A-DX] Log : 15344.109 kHz, RAE, Japanese at 1100 UT / O =2-

Das RAE English Signal schwingt sich gerade um 1802 UT auf 15345.050 kHz
ein. Um 1832 UT ein Vatikanreport, News ueber Dominikanische Republik
Church. Und Acapulco Michoacan Mexico Sturm Wetterreport. Brasilianischer
Fussballer Zito - mit 82 - gestorben.

Beim DARC in Amberg zeigt die Beverage Antenne S=7-8, aehnlich auch in
remote Spanien und Sizilien. Da sprazelt's aber von oben die Spurs herein,
muss man in der Bandbreite ab 15346 kHz nach oben hin ausblenden. Ist das
wieder Radio Cairo vom Hausa Service von 15710.070 kHz, der ist manchmal
abends der Uebeltaeter.

RAE 6 Hertz up gewandert, und um 18.40 UT auf 15345.056 kHz angekommen.
Wer den Beverage 8014er port beim DARC Amberg nutzen kann - sollte es tun.
So schoen sollte Kurzwelle bei mir zuhause im Flecken auch sein ... wb

RAE Buenos Aires Mon-Fri English 18-19 UT: started 15345.050 and wandered
up warmed at Spanish service 1931 UT on 15345.067 kHz. At 1832 UT news in
English heard, Vatican report, News of Dominican Republik Church.
Acapulco, Michoacan Mexico storm gale report. Brasilian Soccer national
player died - on 82 age.

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zito_%28footballer%29>

<http://www.sport.de/cms/brasiliens-doppelweltmeister-zito-gestorben-2346373.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

ARMENIA/SOUTH AFRICA/UAE/U.K.

Observations of FEBA Radio in 1700-2000 UT time slot on June 16

1700-1715  6180 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF  English, exSomali
1700-1730 11610 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to EaAF  Tigrinya
1700-1830 15260 WOF 250 kW 105 deg to NE/ME Arabic          Radio Sama
1715-1800  6180 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF  Somali
1730-1800  6180 DHA 250 kW 215 deg to EaAF  Somali, additional
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF  Silte
1730-1800 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Beja            Radio Ibrahim
1800-1830 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Fur             Radio Ibrahim
1830-1900 15510 WOF 250 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Arabic          Radio Ibrahim
1900-1930  7425 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Arabic          Radio Ibrahim
1900-1930 11875 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Fulfulde        Radio Ibrahim
1930-1945 11875 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Moore Sun-Wed   Radio Ibrahim
1930-1945 11875 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Tamajeq Thu-Sat Radio Ibrahim
1945-2000 11875 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Malinke Wed/Thu Radio Ibrahim
1945-2000 11875 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to WeAF  Jula Fri-Tue    Radio Ibrahim
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Sara Ngambai Su/Mo R. Ibrahim
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Zaghawa Tue/Wed Radio Ibrahim
1930-1945 12070 WOF 300 kW 140 deg to CeAF  Shuwa Thu-Sat   Radio Ibrahim
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

BOLIVIA   4409.78  Radio Eco, Reyes presumed in Spanish with weak signal
0120 to 0128 on 20 June (Wilkner)  See recent log by ace DXer Dave Valko !

4699.9  R San Miguel, 0145 UT, M in cmntry possibly about futbol, signal
weak at first but gradually strenghtened to fair to good June 20 (XM)

4699.9  Radio San Miguel, Riberalta 0120 to 0145 UT "mucho en
commentaries" "en futbol?" ... "la mass de ...pero pero por rapido" much
better signal than normal, klong pauses between commentary by om 20 June
(Wilkner)

5952.42  Radio Pio XII, 0114, M in SP cmntry possibly about futbol, fair
June 20 (XM)

5952.44  Pio XII, Siglo Veinte 1000 to 1010 UT noted during band scan,
good signal on 19 June; 0100 to 0120 UT seemingly commentary on the
America Cup by om June 20 (Wilkner).

6105.3  Radio Panamericana, La Paz 2330 UT with poor signal, mostly a
carrier beginning coverage of Copa America between Chile and Bolivia, by
0100 UT signal had vastly improved with 12,365usb in as well. Lost signal
at 0145* UT on 19/20 June (Wilkner)

6105.3  Radio Panamericana, 0036 UT, two M w/ live play-by-play and cmntry
for futbol game, strongest I have ever hd this and actually better than
the web site, which kept cutting in and out June 6; 0027+ UT, live futbol,
Copa America, Bolivia vs. Chile, definitely not // 6135 kHz, poor at first
but gradually strengthened to good June 20 (XM)

6135  R Santa Cruz, 0037+ UT, live futbol, Copa America, Bolivia vs.
Chile, definitely not // 6105 kHz, good June 20 (XM)

6155  R Fides, 0112 UT, poor signal, some audible mx at times June 20 (XM)
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer June 20)

5952.4  Radio Pio Doce - Siglo Veinte, at 0218-0229* UT on June 16, nice
selections of vocals followed by ID and close down announcements at 0226
UT and "Colonel Bogey March" at 0227 UT. Carrier terminated at 0227 UT.
Poor to fair.

6134.8  Radio Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, on 2355-0035 UT on June 15, nice
program of vocals with frequent stations IDs. At 0011 UT a male announcer
began talking in the Spanish language about the results from the Copa
America soccer tournament held in Chile. More IDs and time checks amusic
started up again at 0017 UT. Good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 21)

BULGARIA   Upcoming frequency change of BVB via SPC Sofia from July 1
1600-1730 NF12075 SOF 100 kW 90 deg to WeAS Persian, ex11600 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

BULGARIA/FRANCE/MOLDOVA   Upcoming frequency change of Denge Kurdistan
from July 1

{to KURDISTAN in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran, all of 24 million Kurd
nationals settlement target}

0300-0500 NF11600 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex11510
0500-1300 NF11600 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex11510
1300-1700 NF11600 SOF 100 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex11510
1700-1900 NF11600 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish, ex11510

The frequency 11600 kHz is registered in HFCC Database on June 15
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

CHILE   On SW?
Check this frequency: 12365-USB. Patrick sent this tip,
Tonight soccer game, Ecuador vv Bolivia 2100 UT, Chile vv Mexico 2330

12365usb mode. Copa America football soccer match competition.

Da bei Fussballgrossereignissen der juengeren Vergangenheit die Spiele
der chilenischen Nationalmannschaft immer ueber einen unbekannten
Utility-Sender auf 12365 kHz USB uebetragen wurden, loht es sich
vielleicht, die Frequenz in den naechsten Tagen zu beobachten. Weitere
Termine der chilenischen Vorrundenspiele: 15.6. / 19.6. jeweils um
23.30 UT.
(Patrick Robic-AUT, A-DX June 12)

<http://www.weltfussball.de/alle_spiele/copa-america-2015-in-chile/>
time in UT +2 hrs

<http://www.ca2015.com/en/schedule#fndtn-fullcalendar>
time in UT minus 3 hrs
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 12)

Tnx to a tip from Patrick Robic, Austria via Wolfgang Bueschel wwdxc
topnews, Copa America football games concerning Chile were likely to
activate a utility transmitter on 12365 kHz.

There it is on 12365-USB mode, June 15 at 2344 UT, very poor signal but
exaggerated enthusiasm as in a silly ballgame. Is this from Portales
network like a sesquiyear ago as in dxld 14-08? That transmission was
believed to be from the Diego Portales network via coastal station CBV
Valparaiso.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 16)

On remote SDR unit in KY-USA noted a tiny signal, reported mentioned
"GOAL, GOAL, GOAL" many times at 0018 UT, in USB mode, visible on screen
on 12365.500 to 12368.200 kHz frequency range. Signal not strong at S=5-6
level, but greyline now on its path from Chile: Greyline between Nicaragua
and Panama at 0025 UT. Audio signal increased from 0030 UT onwards.
Similar signal also heard on remote unit of VE6JY in Edmonton Alberta
Canada.

[later]  No carrier detectable, pure SSB signal in frequency range from
12365.500 to 12368.200 kHz from Valparaiso Radio Chile.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

12365 kHz, I think is pure SSB so there would not be any het or carrier.

At 0003 UT June 16, I had a few seconds of a football game on channel A5,
surely the same one, as carried on XHGC Canal 5 net, during a sporadic E
analog opening from Mexico starting at 2319 with channel 2 Canal de las
Estrellas, novela 'La Vecina'; then up to ch 4, foro tv something about
Maya archaeology, all of which match up to the channels direct from Mexico
DF itself.

Word spread quickly on the dxld yg and hcdx ng, with several others
hearing it; including Arnaldo Slaen in Argentina who says this year the
station relayed is Cooperativa, and the game is also on reactivated
Chilean pirate RCW, 7550 kHz, unchecked here where never heard. Vs.
Mexico, same live game surely the one on Televisa net-5, ch 5, also
visible here, q.v.

Back to 12365-USB here, at 0058 UT on June 16, "goooaaaaal"; 0122 UT final
check still going, also mentioned "goal", but too short, maybe only in
passing.

The "winter-headstart" effect I mention under BOLIVIA once was helpful
getting SoAmerican MW into NoAmerica too; IIRC long ago in midsummer,
R. Cooperativa was making it to NM/CO pre-sunrise on 760 kHz; if only
frequencies were not all clogged today. Only a few Chileans are 50 kW or
more now: 660, 760, 1060, 1180, 1380 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 16)

Thanks to the tips here in dxld yg, went to the beach to catch the live
coverage. On 12365-USB mode, tuned in at 0127 till off at 0135* UT; seemed
to be ID before closing down. Many mentions of "Mexico" and heard "Copa
America"; hard copy due to what sounded like the sports fans in the
background.
Maybe others can pick out better details from my audio?

<https://app.box.com/s/3dhxwtne36k7f2ezpqmqsqt8rrb6ba2c>
contains my audio.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld June 16)

12365-USB, Radio Cooperativa, Santiago, at 0006-0025 UT on June 16,
Spanish transmission match Chile vs Mexico for 2015 Copa America
tournament. Advs: Easton Mall Outlet, in Santiago. Announcement and ID as:
"lo estamos viviendo en Cooperativa, 2 para Chile, 2 para Mexico...".
SINPO 34433, Best in USB mode.
(Arnaldo Slaen-ARG, dxld June 16)

Heard on: Global tuners - Mojave Desert, California: 12365 CHILE USBmode,
0046z, Two fast talking sports announcers in Spanish with play-by-play
with lots of crowd noise, "Copa America", Chile vs. Mexico. 0049Z z
"Gooooooooooooooal" repeated 3x.
(Steven Wiseblood-TX-USA, dxld June 16)

12365 USB mode, Chile v. Mexico Futbol Match
Thanks Wolfy, George and Don for the heads up on this opportunity!
Other links of interest (courtesy of Radio Cooperativa -

<www.cooperativa.cl>

Group Play Schedule:
<http://copamerica2015.cooperativa.cl/temas/site/edic/base/port/copaamerica2015_fixture.html>

Finals Play:
<http://copamerica2015.cooperativa.cl/temas/site/edic/base/port/copaamerica2015_fase_final.html>

Since the tournament is in Chile, should be lost of opportunities to hear
Cooperativa...
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 15)

Re: 12365 USB mode, Chile vv Mexico Futbol Match.

Don - thanks for the heads-up! From CeGermany Perseus site using the
SoAmerica beverage, I can hear the play-by-play from 0053 UT tune but
after 0100 UT VMC Charleville in Australia is making an increasing
presence on this channel while Cooperativa is staying at threshold level.
Unfortunately this beverage also beams right into EaAustralia as well as
SoAmerica.
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 20)

Chile's next game is against Bolivia on June 19th at 2330 UT.

Here is a link for info on the Copa America.

<http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2015/6/11/8765193/2015-copa-america-schedule-bracket-format-results>

Unless they lose to Bolivia, Chile will make the next round (and even then
they could make the next round). Check that link next Monday for the next
round games.

{later}  Trying for this. Very threshold signal. Not even strong enough to
// to the webstream or tell if it is futbol commentary. May try around
halftime (about 0025) when their will be ads.

Here's the webstream
<http://www.cooperativa.cl/radioenvivo>

If you want to follow what's going on in the game (in English) here's a
good minute-by-minute feed.

Chile vs Bolivia Copa America 2015 LIVE
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3132110/Chile-vs-Bolivia-Copa-America-2015-LIVE-Arturo-Vidal-hoping-steer-nation-victory.html>

Arturo Vidal has been urged by Chile team-mate Alexis Sanchez to 'bust his
a**' during his country's final Copa America group game against Bolivia.
(Don Moore, DXplorer June 15 / 19)

re 12365 USB mode. Chile v. Mexico Futbol Match.
Just saw Wolfie's and Patrick Robic's tip about this on dxld. I've got the
Chile v. Mexico match here on 12365 kHz in USB mode at 0117 UT. Lots of
atmospheric noise, but I can hear the frantic play-by-play of the
announcer.
(George Maroti-NY-USA DXplorer June 15)

On the air now 6105.3 kHz from Bolivia, Radio Panamericana, La Paz from
2330 UT with om announcer, Chile vs Bolivia. Clearly not as strong as last
time with special coverage.
(Bob Wilkner-FL-USA, dxld June 19)

12365 usb mode  Radio Cooperativa, feeder, 2355 UT, Copa America,
tourament, Chile vs. Mexico, animated ancr, crowd noise, unfortunately a
poor signal here but at least in June 15; 0042 UT, live futbol, Copa
America, Chile v. Bolivia, very weak signal June 20 (XM)

12365 usb mode  Radio Cooperativa 2345 to 0133 UT, deep fades, seemingly
with the America Cup, mostly threshold level here 19/20 June (Wilkner)
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer June 20)

Re: Log: 15190 kHz, Rádio Inconfidencia / 1955 UTC / O=2
Perhaps
<www.ca2015.com/en/schedule#fullcalendar>

Saturday 20 June 2015
Change time Local time (UTC-3hrs)
19 UT, 21 CEST
a.. 16:00 Group B - 15 Estadio La Portada de La Serena, La Serena
Uruguay 1 vs Paraguay 1

b.. 18:30 Group B - 16 Estadio Sausalito, Vina del Mar
21.30 UT, 23.30 CEST
Argentina vs Jamaica
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 20)

12365-USB mode, June 20 at 2139 UT, figuring this would be a likely time
for another Copa America game (if the tournament isn't over), so strain to
hear CBV relaying one here yes, JBA talk at near-imagination level. I was
surprised to read that others were not hearing this as well as I was last
week. No signal from 15345v LRA Argentina which ought to be on now; off,
or degraded propagation?

BUT: There happens to be another utility talker on 12365-USB, Aussie
marine weather from VMC, Charleville, Queensland, more likely the trace I
heard, and CBV is likely to QRM it when really on.

Per schedule
<http://www.ca2015.com/en/schedule#fndtn-fullcalendar>

June 20 starting at 2130 UT was Argentina vs Jamaica at Vina del Mar. But
hardly essential listening for Chileans or Pascuans.

For Sunday June 21:
1900 UT, Colombia vs Peru at Temuco
2130 UT, Brasil vs Venezuela at Santiago

Next match is not until Wed June 24 at 2330 UT involving Chile, when a
12365 kHz relay will surely be required.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 20)

12365USB mode, on June 20 at 0124 UT. Retuned Perseus site in Edmonton at
0124 UT on June 20 and here Cooperativa 12365U was up to a solid S2 until
the broadcast terminated at 0128 UT. As Bob Wilkner noted, R. Panamericana
made a somewhat rare appearance on 6105.36 kHz into CeGermany with an
armchair S4 lvl and noticeable QSB with coverage of the futbol match from
0018 UT tune with many ads and "Panamericana" ID's during halftime. On
this station the Chile- Bolivia match second half coverage restarted at
0041 UT. Tnx also to Bob for the tip on this one.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer June 20, via SWB #1826)

CHINA    Unregistered frequencies of China Radio International

0600-0700 17695 unknown kW / ??? deg to WeEUR English   June 7-17
1000-1057  9865 unknown kW / ??? deg to Asia  English   June 7-
1100-1157  9455 unknown kW / ??? deg to Asia  Esperanto June 7-
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)
{also the Xian station is fully on refurbishing program this May-June}

Additional new frequencies of China National Radio.
All these frequencies are not registered in HFCC Database
0300-0900 15420*unknown transmitter to China Kazakh CNR-17
0900-1500 17660^unknown transmitter to China Korean CNR-8
1700-1800 13720 unknown transmitter to China Chinese CNR-10

China National Radio (CNR-10 / Voice of the Elderly /
Zhongyang Renmin Guangbo Diantai, Laonian zhi Sheng)

2100-0300 13730#unknown transmitter to China Mongolian CNR-8

* co-ch 0400-0800 BBC World Service in English.
^ co-ch 1200-1300 RFI in French;
        1400-1600 Radio Saudi Inter in French.
# co-ch 0030-0230 VOA Radio Ashna in Pashto/Dari/Pashto/Dari.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 8)
Probably via Kashi-Kashgar or Urumqi or Xian bcast center
site. wb.
{later - thanks to Sei-ichi note, wb.}

These Tx site seems to be from CNR Beijing site from having to pause at 06
to 09 UT every Tuesday. International broadcasting Tx site is not
interrupted on Tuesday.
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa-JPN, via via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

Additional unregistered frequencies of PBS Xinjiang

2300-0300 7260 URU 100 kW non-dir to EaAS Chinese
2330-0330 7230 URU 050 kW non-dir to EaAS Mongolian
1200-1800 7230 URU 050 kW non-dir to EaAS Mongolian
1200-1800 7260 URU 100 kW non-dir to EaAS Chinese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

FRANCE   Radio France International and Manara Radio via Issoudun

0700-0730 13685 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa Radio France Int.
0700-0730 15315 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa Radio France Int.
0730-0830 15440 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa Manara Radio, new
1600-1700 17615 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa Radio France Int.
1600-1700 17765 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa Manara Radio, new
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

FRANCE   Bretagne 5 on MW 1593 kHz.

Continuous music on 1593 kHz tonight at 2200 UT. Presume Bretagne 5 back
on.
(Rank-UK, BrDXC-UK ng June 21)

Ich hoere eben ueber Twente das Musikprogr. aus Frankreich auf 1593 kHz,
gerade kam eine Ansage, recht gutes Signal. Auf der Webpage vermeldet man
ebenfalls den (regulaeren ?) Sendebetrieb.

<www.bretagne5.fr>  / BRETAGNE 5 SUR TWITTER /
(Hubert Kubiak-AUT, June 21/22)

Good nightime reception and fair morning reception for a couple of hours
after sunrise on 1593 here in Reading. This update from the Bretagne 5
website today (Google translation):

It's done! Since June 21, at midnight, the transmitter of Bretagne 5
broadcasts a programme of music interspersed with jingles and adverts on
1593 kHz medium wave (AM, PO, MW according to the receiver). This musical
programme prefigures emissions of summer, pending the radio back from
Bretagne 5, scheduled for 31 August.

Already the news has spread, and many of you tell us about the reception
of Bretagne 5. Thanks for your messages, they are valuable to our
technical team to evaluate our programmes reception. Do not hesitate to
tell us how you capture Bretagne 5 where you reside.

C'est fait ! Depuis le 21 juin, a minuit, l'emetteur de Bretagne 5 diffuse
un programme musical entrecoupe de jingles et d'annonces sur 1593 kHz en
ondes moyennes (AM, PO, MW selon le recepteur). Ce programme musical
prefigure les emissions de l'ete, en attendant la rentre radiophonique de
Bretagne 5, prevue le 31 aout prochain.

Deja, la nouvelle s'est repandue, et vous etes nombreux a nous faire part
de la reception de Bretagne 5. Merci pour vos messages, ils sont precieux
a notre equipe technique pour evaluer la qualite de reception de nos
programmes. N'hesitez donc pas a nous dire comment vous captez Bretagne 5,
la ou vous residez.

1593 kHz, Bretagne 5 sur les ondes bretonnes !
<http://www.bretagne5.fr/1593-khz-bretagne-5-sur-les-ondes-bretonnes/>

C'est fait ! Depuis le 21 juin, a minuit, l'emetteur de Bretagne 5 diffuse
un programme musical entrecoupe de jingles et d'annonces sur 1593 kHz en
onde...
(Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK June 22)

FRANCE   Unregistered frequency of Radio France International on June 22

0700-0722 13740 ISS 500 kW 200 deg to NoWeAF French, instead of 11700
0700-0800 13695 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French
0700-0800 15300 ISS 500 kW 150 deg to WeCeAF French
0700-0800 15300 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to NoWeAF French
0700-0800 17850 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to CeAF   French
0700-0800 21580 ISS 500 kW 155 deg to CeAF   French
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 23)

GREECE   9420  Voice of Greece from Avlis.

I continued listening to the Internet stream after the SW transmission
ended, and at 02:57 UT, the station identified itself in both Greek ("Ezo
Athina, I Foni Dis Elladas") and English ("This is Athens. You are
listening to the Voice of Greece") several times, followed by the
traditional interval signal and then what I believe to be the Greek
National Anthem at 0300 UT. A program of Greek music then ensued.
(lang@unb.ca, dxld June 18)

Re: Greece - ERT. Tone or het continues at 0405 UT on 9935 kHz. Presumed
news at 0400  UT. // 9420 kHz still with a decent signal and no het like
other freq.
(Don Hosmer-MI-USA  W8SWL, dxld June 21)

Voice of Greece/Filia with 4 min news bulletin in different langs
till 0500 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Ezo Athina, I Foni Dis Elladas
0500-0530 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek + probably other langs??
0530-0600 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Polish/Albanian/Italian/Arabic
from 0600 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Ezo Athina, I Foni Dis Elladas
0715-0725 9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR problem with transmitter & off
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 19)

Voice of Greece at 1700, 1900, 2100UT June 20 and 0500, 0700 UT June 21

1700-0800 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR, no signal at 0900 UT June 21
1700-0800 9935 AVL 100 kW 285 deg to WeEUR, no signal at 0900 UT June 21
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 21)

Voice of Greece on June 22 at 1055 UT on 11645 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 22)

Voice of Greece in Greek is on air via single TX on June 22
1100-1500 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF, terrible audio, weak signal
1500-1730 11645 AVL 100 kW 182 deg to NoAF, blocked VOKorea in Ar/En/Ar
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 23)

ERT will relaunch officially on Monday 25 May, Mr Aris Kondizas, technical
director of ERT said on the phone. Which transmitters re-open (5 or 6 AM
transmitters) will be decided within the next two weeks, but it could be
Chania Crete (1512), Corfu (1008), Rhodes (1494*), Megara (40 km west of
Athens) (666#, rather 729 kHz Athens Boyati, Attica, east of Athens),
Komotini (1404), Zakinthos (972).
(Jens Hede, Crete 23 May via mediumwave.info; via
BrDXC-UK "Communication" June)

* wrong?, replaced 1494 kHz by 1260 kHz a decade ago.
# wrong?, not functionally anymore, due was sacked by metal thieves.

GUYANA   3289.91  V of Guyana, 0748 UT June 14, very poor signal but some
mx and some cmntry was there June 12; 0147 UT, poor but better than it has
been lately, w/ signal clear enough to determine mx was playing.

3289.94  GBC Voice of Guyana at 0915 to 0945 UT yl introducing pop music
from 60s 0914 UT into "Ode to Billie Joe - Tallahatchie Bridge"
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoMF_mSeWJo>
yl with " not TV or radio all things important ... for the first time" on
13 June; 0900 UT om talking about a "local contest" into rock instrumental
"in the sunshine of ..." then sound effects. 0915 UT slow 60 ballad and
preacher begins at 0945 UT on 20 June.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, DXplorer June 20)

INDIA   DRM from Delhi on SW replaced by AM Mode temporarily

Due to technical reasons the DRM transmissions on SW from Delhi is
temporarily replaced by AM Mode. Sked:

0130-0230 11715 Nepali
0315-0530 17715 Hindi/Gujarati
0900-1200  6100 Vividh Bharati
1300-1500 15050 Sinhala
1615-1715 15140 Russian
1745-2230  9950 English/Hindi
2245-0045 11645 English
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia June 21)

INDIA   990  Radio Kashmir gets new 300 kW transmitter.
In a brief but impressive ceremony held at High Power Transmitter of Radio
Kashmir Jammu at Bantalab, Dr. Jitendra Singh, honourable minister of
state in the PMO inaugurated a new 300 kW High Power DRM [capable]
transmitter.

The existing 300 kW BBC [Brown Boveri] medium wave transmitter operating
on 990 kHz was taken into service on 22 March 1990. The new transmitter is
likely to cover about 90-100 km radius around Jammu and across the border
up to 60 km.
(Station Director, air dd family blog 19 May via Alan Pennington-UK;
BrDXC-UK "Communication" June)

INDONESIA   VOI Cimanggis photos

<https://plus.google.com/photos/+LenfantLee/albums/5926011646760669297?authkey=CN6j9puNwNud1gE>

and story about the visit:

<http://daerduopro.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-post.html>

<http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//daerduopro.blogspot.com/
2013/09/blog-post.html&hl=fi&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie= UTF-8>

(Mauno Ritola-FIN, SW TXsites yg June 5 also via dxld)

IRAN   Special broadcasts of Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran for
Ramazan

2153-0050 5950 KAM 500 kW 073 deg to CeAS  Tajik   June 18-July 17
2223-0020 9610 KAM 500 kW 195 deg to NE/ME Arabic  June 18-July 17
2253-0220 6065 SIR 500 kW 329 deg to WeAS  Azeri   June 18-July 17
2253-0220 7230 SIR 500 kW 336 deg to WeAS  Azeri   June 18-July 17
2323-0020 7430 SIR 500 kW 320 deg to NE/ME Kurdish June 18-July 17
0023-0120 9845 SIR 500 kW 310 deg to NE/ME Turkish June 18-July 17
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, dxld June 9)

KUWAIT   Kuwait IBB site by Drone. Looks like one of the techs at IBB
Kuwait took a maiden test flight of a Drone/UAV around a small section of
the txer site compound in March this year - 2015.

This is the 2nd drone Youtube video of the SW TXer site that we've
publicized here. The premier video was WTWW.

Worth a look:
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdeSmnlbTg0>
(Ian, SW TXsites June 19)

Updated summer A-15 shortwave schedule of Radio Kuwait

0200-0750  5960 KBD 200 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic General Sce
0500-0900 15515 KBD 150 kW 059 deg to EaAS  Arabic General Sce
0800-1000  7250 KBD 200 kW non-dir to WeAS  Persian
0930-1600 11630 KBD 200 kW 230 deg to CeAF  Arabic Holy Qur'an
1700-2000 13650 KBD 200 kW 350 deg to NoAM  Arabic General Sce
2010-2400 17550 KBD 200 kW 350 deg to NoAM  Arabic General Sce

Inactive transmissions:
1000-1200 21580 KBD 150 kW 084 deg to SoEaAS Filipino
1010-1600  9750 KBD 250 kW 286 deg to NEAF  Arabic General Sce
1210-1550 21540 KBD 150 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Arabic General Sce
1600-1800 15540 KBD 150 kW 100 deg to SoAS  Urdu
1610-2100  6050 KBD 250 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic General Sce
1800-2100 15540 KBD 150 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 9)

KYRGYSTAN   {to Afghanistan target}  Fair reception of Afghan Christian
Radio / Radio Sadaye Zindagi on June 11
1500-1800 5130 BI 100 kW non-dir CeAS Pashto/Dari TWR Radio Maranatha
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 11)
Christian Radio [formerly R Maranatha] via Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka, Afghan
Christian Radio Sadaye Zindagi Dari/Pashto. wb.

LITHUANIA   9400  Radio Free Asia - Sitkunai, at 0112-0159* UT on June 16,
man talking in listed Uyghur language with musical clips and varioustalks
with some via remote connections (telephone). Fair to good signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 21)

NIGERIA   Good reception of Voice of Nigeria in 1800-1830 UT time slot
June 16

1800-1830 7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WCAF En
1830-1900 7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WCAF En, QRM VaticanRadio 7250kHz
1900-2000 7255 IKO 250 kW 248 deg WCAF En, strong co-ch CRI Turkish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

Latest update today today (15 June) - The program "Sixty Minutes" is now
aired Monday-Friday at 1800-1900 UT. At 1930 UT, VoN signed off in English
on 15120 kHz/DRM announcing that they were handing over to the Fulfulde
service. There was a few seconds of Fulfulde before the transmitter was
cut, but no other indications for length of the following service or which
frequencies.
(Alan Roe-UK, BrDXC-UK ng June 15)

Today another little change: French 0700-0728 UT was // 7254.95 and 9689.9
kHz approx., after that 31mb went off. Announced was 7255 kHz, but times
inintelligble. The latter freq. can also be heard in Europe, the former on
US remote receivers.

The earlier sign-off for english would make sense, if they'd have
installed also a French segment in the evening... Mon-Fri however, there
was the main newscast "60 minutes" 19-20 UT, either that's "30 minutes"
now, or rescheduled or abandoned. There was an afternoon edition of this
also, from Lagos/Iko in contrast to the evening one, but this seems be
disappeared.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld June 15)

More Voice of Nigeria update.
On Wednesday 17th June, during sign-off announcement (on 15120 kHz) at
1930 UT, was: "Join us again on the English service at 8 hours UT, 9am
local time with VON Scope". So this does suggest that the 0500-0700 UT
English transmission on 15120 kHz has been dropped. The evening
transmission seems pretty much confirmed as 15120 kHz(DRM mode) and 7255
kHz from 1755 UT, with English programming 1800-1930 UT.
(Alan Roe-UK, BrDXC-UK ng June 18)

OMAN    For a second day no signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman the
frequency 15140 kHz.

Full A-15 schedule is as follows
0000-0200  9500 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR Arabic
0200-0300  9540 THU 100 kW 220 deg to EaAF  Arabic
0300-0400  9540 THU 100 kW 220 deg to EaAF  English
0400-1000 13600 THU 100 kW 220 deg to EaAF  Arabic
1400-1500 15140 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR English
1500-2200 15140 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR Arabic
2200-2400  9740 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR Arabic
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)   Ramadan break ?

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   A sad state of affairs here! There is only one SW
station now operating from PNG, as Wantok Radio Light (7324.96 kHz) was
absent after 1400 UT on both June 17 and 18, with Dave Valko also
confirming off the air earlier on the 18th.

3365  NBC Milne Bay, at 1304 UT on June 18. NBC National News in English
till 1306 UT; DJ in English playing pop songs; poor.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer June 18)

Re: Ron's log - PNG.
informative response from David Ricquish (Radio Heritage Foundation):

"Thanks for the update Ron. Yes, it's sad only one PNG SW station is being
heard at present. I hear two stories: PNG is fast urbanizing and a strong
communications backbone for mobile phones brings FM radio signals within
the reach of more people ... and a growing economy is bringing the mobile
phones within the reach of more people. So as a modernizing country, PNG
is pulled and pushed towards FM and not too far away, online radio service
delivery.

The flip side is the widening digital divide, with significant numbers in
isolated regions still relying on SW for radio, which as in investment
costs more to reach less people, and is a difficult technology in
mountainous PNG and although getting some resources, is slowly losing the
battle. SW has peaks and lows and is stuttering towards serving an
increasingly sidelined minority. Much like places in Africa, Latin America
which are now mainly served by FM [by mobile phone] and SW reaches only a
few. Thanks for your regular monitoring. Really needed and useful! Cheers,
Dave"
(via Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer June 19)

SERBIA/BOSNIA   Serbian International Radio to end broadcasts on 30 June.

Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti confirms Serbian International Radio will
close operations on 30 June 2015. 100 jobs loosed. 11 languages silenced,
Italian and English included. Serbian bureaucracy simply missed to update
the legal status of the station, officially still named Radio Yugoslavia
and after years long battles it has become clear there's no space for
international broadcasting in the new Serbian media panorama. Workers will
partially be protected by temporary subsidies.

At Italradio we do express deep concern for the future of inter-European
multilingual international broadcasting. As far Serbia is concerned, the
Danubian nation is loosing a important voice as it faces a long process
towards EU membership.  {Italradio.org}
(Jean-Michel Aubier-F, dxld June 20)

SINGAPORE   Frequency change of BBC World Sce in English

1000-1200 NF15510 SNG 250 kW 13 deg to SoEaAS, ex15285 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

SRI LANKA/UAE    DWL Dari/Pashto changes from June 18

Lang   Start End Frequ Station    kW  Azi Target      Begin     til 17June

DARI   0830-0900 15215 DHABAYYA   250  45 Afghanistan 18.06.2015 ex15640
DARI   0830-0900 17800 TRINCOMALE 250 335 Afghanistan 29.03.2015
DARI   1330-1400 15215 TRINCOMALE 250 335 Afghanistan 29.03.2015
DARI   1330-1400 15430 DHABAYYA   250  45 Afghanistan 18.06.2015 ex15640

PASHTO 0800-0830 15215 DHABAYYA   250  45 Afghanistan 18.06.2015 ex15640
PASHTO 0800-0830 17800 TRINCOMALE 250 335 Afghanistan 29.03.2015
PASHTO 1400-1430 15215 TRINCOMALE 250 335 Afghanistan 29.03.2015
PASHTO 1400-1430 15430 DHABAYYA   250  45 Afghanistan 18.06.2015 ex15640
(DWL via ADDX Andreas Volk Munich-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 18)

SWEDEN   SAQ transmission Alexanderson Day - 28 June.

We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio / SAQ transmission on VLF
frequency 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on
"ALEXANDERSON DAY", Sunday, June 28th, at 0900 UT and 1200 UT
(1100 and 1400 SVT/CEST).

We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before the message.

There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies during the day with
the call SK6SAQ.

Frequencies:

- 7035 CW or 14035 CW
- 3755 SSB
- 145.700/145.100 MHz VHF FM repeater (R-4/RV-56)

QSL to SK6SAQ via SM bureau.

QSL-reports on SAQ transmissions are kindly received:

- E-mail to: <info -at- alexander.n.se>

- or via: SM bureau

- or direct by mail to:
Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
Sweden

The radio station will be open to visitors from 0800 to 1400 UT
(1000-1600 SVT/CEST). Welcome!
Also read our web site: <http://www.alexander.n.se/>

Yours
Lars Kalland  SM6NM
(via BrDXC-UK ng, June 16)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency changes of Voice of Tibet

1230-1245 NF 15552 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15557
1245-1300 NF 15558 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15568
1300-1315 NF 15563 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15568
1315-1345 NF 15542 DB 100 kW 095 deg to EaAS Chinese, ex15543
1315-1330 NF 15563 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15568
1330-1345 NF 15563 DB 100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15568

All frequencies are jammed by China on nearest xxxx0 xxxx5 kHz
Changes between frequencies vary from 5 to 7 minutes.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

TANZANIA   [ZANZIBAR]  11735  Re: Glenn Hauser log - Zanzibar,
that's an interesting topic: No, 11735 kHz is not on air for several weeks
at least, but I tried to nail down if they are on 6015 kHz also in the
evening - with limited success so far. In fact, after s/off Xinjiang at
1800 UT there is another signal. Eibi lists Korea KBS on that channel, but
that should be outdated, it was marked as "?" in Sender&Frequenzen 2009,
later inactive and unlisted in latest editions.

Today, at 2000 UT, I heard a time signal, ending with a high-pitched one.
Then continued with music. I was in thoughts at the moment (off-topic) so
I didn't look at the clock right in time, but I think it was a few seconds
late. Not much more to make out of that, modulation seems to be somewhat
dull. That would roughly fit...
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld June 20)

11735  Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation - Dole, Zanzibar island, at 2051-
2059* UT on June 21, noted thanks to tip from Walt Salmaniw with non-stop
vocals and music until carrier cut at 2029 UT. Poor to fair signal.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer June 21)

UGANDA   4750  After querying whether Dunamis Shortwave, Uganda was still
on the air on 4750 kHz last month, I received an email on 27th April from
Heather Paterson at Bible Voice Broadcasting saying "The Dunamis Shortwave
station has continued to be on airH." and suggesting the lack of reception
was down to sunspots and seasonal conditions. Heather is based in Canada
by the way. A week later, I saw that Jari Lehtinen in Finland had heard
Dunamis on 5th May, including English programming and ID, signing off at
1909 UT. And when I received this month's logs from Arthur Miller, I saw
that he too had logged Dunamis on 4750 kHz, the day before Jari, on 4th
May. Arthur said he heard "a YL with an American accent giving a sermon
followed by an OM with contact details, which I couldn't copy nor decipher
later from the tape."

Arthur also heard Dunamis tentatively on 16th May at 1850-1910 UT and
later when he rechecked at 2040-2047 UT when the station left the air.
Only tentatively, as Arthur said he heard no ID and the station has
invariably gone off at 1900 UT when heard in the past. However, the log by
Rumen Pankov on 12th May above also reports a later sign-off at 2049 UT,
by which time Dunamis was sharing the 4750 kHz channel with China National
Radio. Rumen points out the increased broadcast times of Dunamis "till
2050 UT approx".

But both Rumen and Arthur say they haven't heard UBC Radio (4976 kHz) also
from Uganda at all this month, so it seems very irregular.
(via Alan Pennington-UK, in BrDXC-UK Tropical Bands Logbook
"Communication" magazine June)

UAE/U.K. / [ANTARCTICA]    BBC Midwinter Broadcast (21st June 2015)

Usually regular
Only SINGLE DAY June 21 operation to CIRAF zones 69,70,71,72,73,74.
At 2130-2200 UT time slot.

BBC Midwinter Broadcast (21st June at 2130-2200 UT)
Tip fuer den Sonntag 21.6. Abend.
<www.antarctica.ac.uk/images/daily/image.php>

zwar keine QSL card von dort, aber

Paul Seagrove
Press & PR Manager - Antarctic
Email: <psea -at- bas.ac.uk>

sendet immer mal eine Postkarte 'raus.
<http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/press/contact.php>

Die uebliche Mittwinter Sonnwend Sendung mit 30 Minuten Gruesse und Musik,
fuer die 25 Mitarbeiter auf der britischen Antarctis Station ueber die
Sender in Ascension, Al Dhabbaya und Woofferton.

Tests on June 12 and 19:
5905 2130-2145 73 DHA 250 203  0 206 6 120615+190615 En UAE BBC BAB
5985 2130-2145 73 WOF 300 184 12 611 6 120615+190615 En G   BBC BAB
7425 2130-2145 73 ASC 250 207  0 547 6 120615+190615 En G   BBC BAB
9590 2130-2145 73 WOF 300 182 12 618 6 120615+190615 En G   BBC BAB
(wb df5sx, hcdx June 16/21)

I've had the following email from Audience Relations at BBCWS:

"Hi Stephen
Just inquired with the engineers ... they're still waiting for the results
of the tests though I'm told the Mid-Winter broadcast will be on three of
the four below listed frequencies

7425 kHz, Ascension Isl, 207 degrees
5985 kHz, Woofferton,    184 degrees
9590 kHz, Woofferton,    182 degrees
5905 kHz, Al Dhabayya,   203 degrees

Apparently, they'll n know more in the next couple of days and will let me
know when they do. I hope the above is at least useful, none the less."

Could the tests be Wednesday 17th ?

[later]
The BBCWS emailed me again with this:

Hi Stephen

And now - the final answer. The frequencies that will be use are:

5985 kHz ASC  -  {rather WOF}
9590 kHz WOF
5905 kHz UAE

I hope you enjoy the broadcast.
Best, Dejan
(Stephen Cooper, dxld June 16)

British Antarctic Survey BAS annual mid-winter broadcast to staff
in Antarctica on midwinter's day in Antarctica will be on air on
Sun, June 21

2130-2200 5905 DHA      250 kW 203 deg to Antarctica En special px
2130-2200 5985?ASC{WOF} 250 kW 207 deg to Antarctica En special px
2130-2200 9590 WOF      250 kW 182 deg to Antarctica En special px
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 16)

Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter - Broadcast on June 21 -
The SWLing Post Posted on June 10, 2015 by Thomas

Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and
support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team
<http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/>

The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team
of 40+ located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, the
thirty minute show is guaranteed to be quirky, nostalgic, and certainly a
DX-worthy catch!

Regular SWLing Post readers know that I'm a huge fan of the Antarctic
Midwinter Broadcast (and without fail, it falls on my birthday each
year!).

This year, I'm calling on all SWLing Post readers and shortwave radio
listeners to make a short recording (say, 30-60 seconds) of the show and
share it here at the Post.

The recording can be audio-only, or even a video taken from any recording
device or smart phone. It would be helpful to have a description and/or
photo of your listening environment and location, if possible.

If you submit your recording to me, I will post it here on the SWLing
Post-and insure that the BBC World Service receives the post, too. The
recordings will be arranged by geographic location.

Are you in? If you're interested in participating, mark your calendars for
June 21st! I'll post updates and frequencies about the Antarctic Midwinter
Broadcast here on theSWLing Post.
(via Mike Terry-UK, dxld June 13)

News Story - Midwinter Celebrations in Antarctica
Home + About BAS + News and Press Releases + News Story - Midwinter
Celebrations in Antarctica + Date: 17 Jun 2015 source:
<http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/news/news_story.php?id=3024>

This week staff at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are celebrating
Midwinter's Day in Antarctica. In a tradition which began in the days of
Captain Scott the event marks the shortest, and darkest, day of the year.
This year's science and support teams will brave the elements for a long
distance run (weather permitting) followed by a festive meal and exchange
of gifts that the team members have made for one another. A special
highlight is the annual Midwinter broadcast on the BBC's World Service
which includes messages from loved ones.

This year's broadcast on the World Service will be aired at 21:30 UT on
Sunday 21 June and lasts for half an hour. It contains greetings from
families, work colleagues and several celebrities.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sent a message of support.

In her own message to staff BAS Director, Jane Francis, said:

"I know you are sitting there in the cold and dark, but you play a really
vital part in the amazing science that BAS does.

"The measurements that you are making down in Antarctica, even through the
winter, play a really key part in the evidence we are collecting to figure
out how Antarctica is responding to climate change. And this is really
important, because what happens in Antarctica affects the rest of the
world."

BAS has four stations which it operates over the winter months; Bird
Island, Kind Edward Point, Rothera and Halley. There are currently 42
staff based at these stations. They include scientists, electricians,
plumbers, chefs and doctors.

Tom Welsh, Station Leader at the BAS Halley Research Station, said:

"Midwinter's day at Halley is 101 days after we began the adventure of our
lives; 13 men and women from widely ranging backgrounds set to endure 105
days of darkness, temperatures below -50 degrees centigrade and winds in
excess of 60 knots.

"Midwinter serves as a fantastic way to look back on and celebrate our
achievements so far and the wonderful friendships that have developed,
whilst also looking forward to the exciting events still to come. We plan
to spend our winter solstice enjoying a formal dinner, presenting hand
crafted gifts to each other and to listen to the BBC World Service radio
broadcast. The radio broadcast will contain loving messages from friends
and family at home, something we are all very much looking forward to and
that means an awful lot to us.

"Antarctic exploration has a proud and impressive history, we plan to
raise a toast to the explorers and scientists of the past, present day and
to those of the future."

If you wish to tweet greetings to those working in Antarctica then please
use #BASmidwinter.

test announced for tomorrow (Friday 19 June) at 2130 UT:
<http://swling.com/blog/2015/06/today-test-transmission-for-sundays-antarctic-midwinter-broadcast/>

7425 kHz, Ascension,  207 degrees
5985 kHz, Woofferton, 184 degrees
9590 kHz, Woofferton, 182 degrees
5905 kHz, Dhabayya,   203 degrees
(Harald Kuhl-D, BrDXC_UK yg via dxld June 17)

9590 kHz on June 21 at 2130 UT, JBA carrier from presumed - British
Antarctic Survey - BASmid-winter special from BBCWS, Woofferton site UK:
better than nothing which was the case 48 hours earlier during alleged
test. Others further east heard it better and the other two frequencies,
5905 and 5985 kHz were audible in Europe. Bryan Clark in NL, NI, NZ heard
all three, 9590.02 kHz best.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld June 22)

re 5905 kHz was poor

BBC Mid-Winter Broadcast Audible on All 3 Frequencies in New Zealand.

Here is a composite recording of the three frequencies in operation today,
21 June 2015, as heard here in North. New Zealand between 2130 and 2132
UT.

First  part is 5905.1  from Al Dhabayya-UAE - poor
Second part is 9590.02 from Woofferton-UK   - very good
Finally        5985.02 from Woofferton-UK   - good.
(Bryan Clark-NZL, dxld June 22)

I heard 5905 and 5985 kHz on Alex's remote SDR in Ariel, Israel. My
experience is the same: 5905 kHz was poor and 5985 kHz was good.
(Tibor Gaal-HNG, dxld June 22)

Tibor,
look once on a globe
or into Google Maps/Earth display screen for example,

the propagation path from Al Dhabbaya UAE towards Antarctica target
was 203 degr azimuth,

5905kHz  2130-2145UT to zone 73  DHA  250kW  203degrees  ant#206
6=Fri test days   120615 and 190615  English UAE BBC BAB

via Somalia, Tanzania, Mocambique, Durban AFS,
not really to the western world or even NZL.
73 wb df5sx

U.K.   7300  HCJB "Akhbar Mufriha" program via Woofferton UK.
Hat jemand von Euch Erfahrungen, ob HCJB Akhbar Mufriha via angesagte
Adresse in Paris, B.P. 337 antwortet?

Gibt es da eventuell sogar eine QSL-Bestaetigung?
Danke fuer einige Anregungen.
(Michael Lindner-D, A-DX June 22)

Versuche mal: <email -at- akhbarmufriha.com>
Die QSL Bestaetigung habe ich im Oktober 2014 bekommen.
(Rudolf Grimm, Sao Bernardo SP, Brasil; A-DX June 23)

7300  HCJB Radio Akhbar Mufriha 250 kW 170degr Babcock Woofferton GB HCJB
2100-2115 Tachelhit language; 2115-2145 Arabic    language.

UZBEKISTAN   Additional broadcasts of Bible Voice Broadcasting Network

1230-1302 15510 TAC to NoEaAS Korean Voice of Salvation
1530-1630  9500 TAC to SoAS   Nepali, co-ch RRI at 1600 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews June 17)

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

THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER

Last week during the Seattle International Film Festival I attended a
screening of "The Russian Woodpecker", a documentary about the Soviet cold
war era Duga 3 OTH HF RADAR that plagued HF radio users all over the world
during the 1970s and 1980s. Like many of the festival films, the film
maker attended the first showing and answered audience questions
afterward.

The film was factual, but of course part of the story were the conspiracy
theories which naturally arise in a society in which information is
tightly controlled. The director told us he used a small helicopter drone
to capture the wonderful high resolution close-up footage of the massive
antenna system, which sits within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.

Among the impressive hardware seen in this film, some of my favorites were
the large black rotary dial telephones left behind in the facility. I
would love to have one, and still have a landline to hook it to.

See:
<http://www.sundance.org/projects/the-russian-woodpecker>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rd4ARsbg_0>

(QST de W1AW, Propagation Forecast Bulletin 23 ARLP023, From Tad Cook,
K7RA, Seattle, WA June 5, 2015, To all radio amateurs via Dave
Raycroft, ODXA yg via dxld June 11)

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

HFCC B-15, 24-26 AUGUST 2015, BRISBANE, Australia.

GREAT NEWS   The HFCC conference is being held this year in Brisbane from
the 24th to the 26th August, 2015.

This has attracted Jeff White from WRMI fame. Jeff as you know runs
transmitters from Florida for years, and has also taken over WYFR
transmitters. This I think makes Jeff the biggest private owner on
shortwave, (non-government). Well, a recent flurry of emails, has Jeff and
his wife in Australia. Which leads me to the next big news.

Brisbane meeting.

John and Colleen Smith will host a meeting on Saturday the 22nd August
starting noon. 9 Sylvateere Cresent [sic], Wakerley. This will be a BBQ to
show Jeff and his wife the delights of a real Aussie BBQ. (Yes, put a
shrimp on the BBQ, remember the Paul Hogan ads of the 80's), Well, it's a
prawn on the BBQ! So all you folks in Queensland, here is your mini AGM.
Of course the tour of the what's new in the Smith household of radios, and
WRMI presence, will go down well. So if you haven't ever been to a meeting
in QLD, do not miss this event.

Station X 1692
Peter Tate may also put in an appearance from the Gold coast. Also more
news, Peter has done a deal with our Craig Allen and has bought 3210 and
5045 kHz. So the 22nd August is the date and Wakerley the place to be.
Call 0429 176 131. Last meeting 23rd May at John and Colleen's were Lubos
Rendeck with a brand new Tecsun PL-680 out of Hong Kong, John Nicholson
with a Hallicrafters S-38C he restored. Kevin Steel and Ron Everingham and
Ron & Hazel Everingham, hosts John & Collen Smith.

AGM more great news.
WRMI Jeff white has indicated his presence with his wife on Sunday 30th
August at Peakhurst Inn 705 forest Rd, Peakhurst luncheon, and they will
be our guests. This month we have the activity sheet for the week! You can
pre book and pre pay your activities, so we can organise the activities
properly.
(June ARDXC Australian DX News direct, and via dxld June 11)

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