WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1236 16 Jan 2016

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ALASKA   KNLS Anchor Point 7355.0 kHz in Chinesisch gleich stark wie PNG,
und KNLS English um 0835 UT auf 9615 kHz. Die haben bei KNLS nach der
Sender-Reparatur ihre 'Akten wieder gut beieinander ...', jetzt warten wir
nur noch auf den Madagascar Zwilling der Organisation.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

ALBANIA   7470 Radio Tirana / IBB Kuwait co-channel clash.

Drita - perhaps you have noticed Glenn's and Wolfy's reports of the
IBB Kuwait having moved onto 7470 kHz channel on Dec 28, 2015, and this is
their registration:

7470  0100-0400  40E,41NW  KWT  250kW 70deg 281215-260316 KWT IBB #17061

Maybe their theory was, that at 70deg from Kuwait it would not be heard in
North America, but obviously their antenna is radiating off the "back" as
well as off the "front". Shortwave works in often very strange ways !!!
(Noel R. Green-UK, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

ALBANIA   7470  Radio Tirana Shijak at 0230-0258 UT on Jan 13,
RECEPTION  REPORT in 41 meterband,
from Belgium, United Kingdom, and remote monitoring posts in Eastern USA:

MA-US  Massachusetts
KY-US  Kentucky
MI-US  Detroit Michigan

I woke up by alarm clock, little late tonight Jan 13th, about at 0231 UT,
and listened Shijak signal til Interval Signal played at 0258 UT
on Jan 13, - then TX Shijak switched OFF.

Radio Tirana English service towards North America was still in
progress at 0231 UT.

But sunspots / propagation from the EAST,
like Europe towards North America was very bad tonight,


These deep night shortwave signals will be better and increase,
- let's say during mid February.

The shortwave signals in 41 meterband   w i t h i n   USA were much
better and stronger tonight, - than these coming from Europe,
Near East Kuwait, and Kashgar western China origin,
see signal strength figures mentioned below.

Also RRI Radio Romania International and CRI broadcasts from Kashgar China
were bad and suffering on North American remote software defined radio

7469.979 kHz was the accurate measured frequency from Shijak site tonight.
Poor tiny Shijak signal of S=5 or tiny -92 dBm strength.

That 7470 kHz channel was totally covered by backlobe / sidelobe SW
signal, - from IBB US bcaster VoA Deewa from Kuwait {moved in here
requested to hfcc database on Dec 28, 2015} on 7470 kHz with S=8 or -74dBm
signal in western Europe monitoring posts and at East Coast area of North

IBB requested VoA Radio Deewa for broadcast originally towards Afghanistan
and Pakistan target.

Compared signals in 41 meterband:

7570     USA WRMI Okeechobee, TOM religious English prayer,
             S=9+30dB -50dBm
7519.994 USA WWCR Nashville Tennessee, S=9+10dB -62dBm signal strength.
7504.809 USA very odd frequency signal, WRNO New Orleans LA En sermon,
             powerhouse signal of S=9+35dB or -41dBm strength.
7460     MDA Payem Bahai program in Persian/Farsi language from relay site
             (Kichinev) rather Grigoriopol Maiac in Pridnestrovie Moldova.
             Backlobe signal S=7-8
7395     ROU RRI Radio Romania International Bucharest Galbeni in French,
             S=9+10dB -64dBm
7385.003 USA WHRI Cypress Creek, En S=9+30 or -42dBm powerhouse.
7365     USA IBB Radio Marti bcast from Greenville NC-US,
             in Spanish to Cuba, S=9+40 or -36dBm very strong signal.
7340     ROU RRI Radio Romania International Bucharest Tiganesti in
             Romanian only S=7-8 suffering tonight propagation...
7330     CHN CRI China Radio International Kashgar, Chinese S=8-9 -72dBm
7315.003 USA WHRI Cypress Creek, English religious program, at signal
             level of S=9+20dB or -52dBm.

Despite of CW  UTE Utility covered occupied channel of 7455 kHz

7425, 7450, and 7480 kHz,
for a planned move away from present 7470 kHz ...
Listen to the ATTACHED 7470 kHz recording of tonight.

RT Shijak signal was poor and tiny in Sweden, Belgium,
nortwestern Germany, UK/IRL posts, and in both USA and Canada North
America target.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 13)

ALBANIA   Frequency change: 7470 to 7465 kHz, Radio Tirana Ch.3 via
Shijak, Anglisht to North America 0230-0300 UT. Monitored in USA, Oklahoma
State, Enid city on 16 January, 2016. For more, as below:

7464.98  Jan 16 at 0253 UT, I check R. Tirana just in time to find it's
now made my recommended frequency change to "7465" from 7470 kHz, since
IBB Kuwait usurped that frequency, IBB - International Broadcasting
Bureau, USA.

Poor signal, just music fill now at end of the 0230 UT English to North
America (except UT Mondays), but nothing audible on 7470 kHz, and RT IS is
heard briefly (with much better modulation) at 0258 UT,
off before 0259 UT.

So there should once again be no co-channel QRM anywhere, but possibly
adjacent QRM from 7460 or 7470 kHz, worse in Europe for anyone listening
in the nightmiddle but both aimed eastish so not really bigsigs in North
America. 7460 kHz is 116 degrees from Pridnestrovye to Iran with Radio
Payem-e Doost (Baha'i) and 7470 kHz is 70 degrees from Kuwait with Deewa
Radio in Pashto.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 16;
and forward by Drita Cico-ALB  RTSH Monitoring, Jan 16)

7470, Jan 15 at 0223 UT, R. Tirana IS is playing, poor signal, but at
least nothing much from IBB Kuwait underneath, which had been a JBA
carrier earlier. I understand the co-channel is much worse in eastern
North America, so another frequency change for Tirana is contemplated.
I suggest a minor shift back to 7465 kHz, but that may still have too much
adjacent QRM from 7460 and 7470 kHz.

You may recall that 7425 kHz was the original plan but avoided that due to
the Greenville mixing product of 7305 kHz Vatican over 7365 kHz Marti
another 60 kHz higher. That is still happening, S4 at 0207 UT, but the
Vatican half-sesquihour unexpectedly shifted a quarterhour earlier,
starting at 0145 UT instead of 0200 UT, so 7425 kHz should be clear again
by 0230 UT.

Well, almost: the 7305 kHz carrier and hence 7425 kHz mix did not go off
tonight until about 0232 UT. In the 7400s, we find several open
frequencies at 0230 UT: 7425, 7435, 7440, 7450, 7475, and 7480 kHz.
These have something on them: 7430, 7445, 7455, 7460, 7490 kHz.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 15)

ANGOLA   4949.75  R Nacional de Angola, Mulenvos, heard in Spain
at 1929-2020 UT on Dec 26, Portuguese comments, "Na Radio Nacional
de Angola", "A Radio publica, a Radio Nacional de Angola, 20 y 37",
comments, songs, sport comments, "Noite na Radio Nacional", vernacular
songs, 24322. Also heard at 2248-2330 UT, Dec 24, Portuguese comments,
songs, 14321.
(Manuel Mendez-ESP, hcdx and dswci DXW Jan 6)

ARGENTINA   11710.729  RAE Buenos Aires in Japanese noted at 0150 UT on
Jan 12. Signal S=6 or -92dBm level here in southern Germany.

Scheduled (Mon-Fri) 2200 UT to (Tue-Sat) 0500 UT. ID at 0159 UT by female,
also in German, "siempre Argentina...". Time pips at 02.00:03 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

ARGENTINA   11710.838  UT Sat Jan 16 at 0305 UT, RAE in English announcing
this is a live broadcast at 12:05 am local time, on "11710" kHz.
Just once, I'd love to hear a perpetually off-frequency station announce
its correct exact frequency! The last digit I measured could be
plus or minus 1.

On the R75, if the signal level is close to the BFO level, one can almost
hear a zero-beat in 1-Hz tuning steps, but another way is to match pitches
a split kHz above and below the tuned frequency, compute the difference,
divide by 2 and add it to the lower offset tuned position. In this case
the beat sounded the same tone when I tuned to 11710.750 and 11710.927 kHz
which would put the midpoint at 11710.8385 kHz, but that fourth digit
would be pushing beyond the limits of accuracy. This one does vary
slightly, so next time, a considerably different reading is likely
(but off the air until UT Tuesday; meanwhile one may do the same earlier
in the days on 15345v kHz).
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 16)

AUSTRALIA   Kununurra expansion. Big Project.

A major project for us this year is to bring the third transmitter from
the States to Kununurra. This is a major undertaking and we ask for your
prayers that this may be a smooth process. There are a lot of preparation
work needed to incorporate the transmitter into our current
infrastructure. We hope to have this transmitter tested and fully
operational by the next broadcast schedule change.

You can read more about this project in the latest Newsletter.

"ReachBeyond Australia Bulletin, January 2016"

Good news! A third 100 kW shortwave transmitter is on its way from Elkhart
in the USA and is expected to be delivered in March 2016. Our opportunity
to share the good news just got better.

It is expected the first broadcast using our newly refurbished transmitter
will air in the first half of 2016. This will give Reach Beyond Australia
added transmission capacity as well as greater flexibility to deliver
programs at the best listening times.

Many of you will be aware of our DRM project. It consisted of refurbishing
and modifying an existing HC 100 transmitter plus upgrading it for digital
shortwave operation. The refurbishment is complete; however, the digital
technology that is required has not progressed to the extent expected and
is still at least 2 years away. Significant distribution of digital
receivers across Asia is also well behind schedule. This has helped in our
decision to bring the transmitter to Kununurra as soon as possible.

Derek Kickbush, Reach Beyond Media Manager said, "We're not dismissing
a move to digital shortwave. It just means it will be later rather than
sooner. What is evident is the need for our third transmitter NOW!

We have a great opportunity to enhance our reach into India and the
arrival of a third fully refurbished analogue transmitter will greatly
assist that.

That's the mandate God has given us, to reach the unreached with a message
of hope."


retrieved 15 January 2016]

The website is a full copy of the story in the newsletter which is at:


The newsletter contains an opening for volunteers at Kununurra,
if anybody is interested!
(via Eike Bierwirth-D, hcdx Jan 15)

AUSTRIA   MW Sender Dobl - Steiermark

Hier gibts eine sehr detaillierte Beschreibung des ehemaligen
MW Senders Dobl/Steiermark, auch zu den dort verwendeten Frequenzen:


Und hier die Website des Museums Dobl zum Sender mit sehr guten Fotos.

Der Notstrom Diesel wurde wieder betriebsfaehig gemacht und wird bei
Fuehrungen auch aufgedreht:


Vielleicht kennt das wer noch nicht, koennte fuer den einen oder anderen
interessant sein.
(Harald Suess-AUT, A-DX ng Nov 21)

BELARUS  [tentat.]  re 11725 kHz UNID signal.
That's usual distorted spurious signals from Minsk Belarus site.

11730, Minsk Belarus, with Scratching Spurious broadcasts today 1410 UT
on Jan 14.

11730 kHz  S=9+40dB oder -38dBm here in Stuttgart Germany.

Bulk of former exUSSR jamming transmitters noted as usual on spurious
frequency range:

Many 5 kW combined, heard today in 11671 to 11783 kHz range, means two
ranges in 11671-11713 kHz and 11747-11783 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

UNIDENTIFIED   11725  Jan 14 at 1348 UT, extremely distorted modulation
blob. Only thing in EiBi and Aoki lists is R. Marumby, Brasil, but I think
it's inactive on this frequency and not even listed in WRTH 2016 on 11725
kHz at all. Maybe originates on some nearby frequency, such as 11730 kHz
Belarus or Iran.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld Jan 14)

BHUTAN   6035.06  BBS, Sangaygang, at 0049 UT on Dec 22, I just missed
sign on, 0051-0101 non-stop indigenous chanting/singing. This 5+ minute
recording contains this unique chanting:

On Dec 24 heard *0057-0119 UT, no intro - straight into indigenous
chanting. 0100-0111 UT: monologue (news?), 0111-0119 UT: items with brief
indigenous instrumental music between items, 0119-0126 UT: indigenous
chanting/singing. My local sunset at 0056 UT, while Bhutan sunrise was at
0048 UT. Close to a perfect match up for grayline reception.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx and dswci DXW Jan 6)

6035.053 BTN  Bhutan BS from Thimphu, Dzongkha lang?, S=6 or -88dBm,
         TX hopps up and down approx. 5 Hertz. Noted at 0138 UT on Jan 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

BHUTAN  [non-log]  6035.05  BBS. Monitoring at 0039-0123 UT on Jan 11 did
not hear them sign on. This corresponds with this info received from
Gautam Kumar Sharma (Assam, India):

"On Janauary 11th, I did aircheck from time to time from 0030 to 0200 UT
on 6035 kHz but found no signal. Later at 0233 UT during another random
aircheck I found BBS on air." Thanks for Gautam's input! The BBS sign on
time varies a great deal!!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

BOLIVIA   5952.43  Radio Pio Doce. Jan 11 with an early sign off; 00.57*
UT; off with the usual format (whistling "Colonel Bogey March," ID and

6134.80  R. Santa Cruz, at 0203* UT on Dec 11. Off with usual "Santa Cruz"
song; went off a few seconds before 0204 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

BRAZIL/CHINA/GERMANY  Log: 6040 kHz KBC via MBR Nauen brokery, at 03.00z
QRT + 2 offsets co-channel.

6039.990 kHz  China, PBS Nei Menggu, aus Hohhot Sendergruppe #839 in
Mongolisch konnte ich um 11z UT auf Uwe's Perseus in Ost Thailand sehr gut
From Brasilien 6040.370 - likely Radio RB2 ZYJ200 aus Curitiba PR.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

BRAZIL   11780.101  RNB / RNA Brasilia, poor signal into Germany
at 0204 UT Jan 12, only S=3-4 just on threshold signal level.

11764.651  Similar poor tiny SRDA Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR
at 0208 UT.

9819.310  Nice song - not religious - modern mx with orchestra accompan.
at 0220 UT Jan 12. R Nove de Julho, Sao Paulo, SP. S=8 or -76dBm much
fluttery signal tonight.

9664.958  Exact footprint of Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC, talk by
female and male in BrasPortuguese language at 0234 UT on Jan 12.
S=9 or -75dBm.

9629.939  Odd frequency of Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP, modern pop mx,
with chorus and orchestra, S=9 or -73dBm at 0245 UT on Jan 12.

9565.036  Odd frequency of Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba, PR,
S=7 or -86dBm signal, modern singer, chorus and orchestra music,
not a prayer heard at 0250 UT on Jan 12.

15190.084  Radio Inconfidencia, Belo Horizonte, MG, S=8 -77dBm.
Saenger mit Gitarrenbegleitung um 0848 UT am 12 Jan, hier in St.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

BRAZIL   4755  R Imaculada Conceicao, Campo Grande, MS, reactivated with
programme from Rede Milicia Sat, at 2055 UT on Dec 29, female wishing a
Happy New Year to all, she passes the phone number of the station, 34223.

This station is very irregular on the tropical bands. Rede Milicia Sat
communication belongs to Associacao Milicia da Imaculada in Sao Bernardo
do Campo, SP, where its administration is located. Until some time ago,
Joao Bosco in Campo Grande, MS, was the only operator. Since then there
was no one responsible for directing the station in that city.

(Daniel Wyllyans, Nova Xavantina-MT, hcdx and dswci DXW Jan 6)

BRAZIL  [Parana]   Radio Alvorada MW 970 kHz, SW 4865 kHz. "A "A"A Radio
Alvorada. A catedral do ar" (slogan heard in the programme) "A Radio
Alvorada. A radio da familia" (slogan the web site) is run by the Fundacao
Mater et Magistra,

Rua Dom Bosco no 145 - Jd Dom Bosco, 86060-340 - Londrina PR, Brazil

for the Roman-Catholic Archdiocese of Londrina. A virtual tour of the
station produced the occasion of the golden jubilee of the station (2014)
is found at


Their medium wave frequency 970 kHz (ZYJ 260, 7.5 kW)
is not easily found their web site but mentioned at


location before 2007
23 24 14.26 S  51 09 18.39 W

location from 2008
23 24 12.95 S  51 09 21.71 W

Their short wave frequency 4865 kHz which is still reported by
international short wave monitors, was not found the site although short
wave is mentioned in the station's history.

location see SW 4865 kHz mast hut at
23 24 11.78 S  51 09 16.53 W

People accessing the web site


will of course more easily use the web stream. According to announcements,
the programme is 24 h the air, although in the night (Mon-Fri 2200 UT /
Sat+Sun 2100-0600 UT) Radio Alvorada joins the Rede Milicia Sat programme
by the Milicia da Imaculada (Sao Paulo). During the day Radio Alvorada
also rebroadcasts programmes of other catholic producers like Radio

Note: The website  <>
given in the WRTH 2016, pg. 125, did not come up when checked.
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

BULGARIA   SPL Sofia Kostinbrod relay of BaBcoCk broker "Dimtse R. Erena",
open carrier/dead air on Jan 13.

1730-1800 11850 SOF 050 kW 195 deg to EaAF Arabic, audio on/off, on/off
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

CHINA   4850  PBS Xinjiang from Urumqi, Kazakh language px,
very poor S=3-4, -105dBm signal.

4905  PBS Xizang in Tibetan from Lhasa site, S=5 or -98dBm at 0118 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

COLOMBIA   6009.935  Poor and tiny, but was NOT Brazilian, was rather HJDH
Voz de tu Conciencia from Puerto Lleras Meta-CLM program, noted on lower
side of 6010 channel, S=7 at 0319 UT on Jan 10.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 10)

CZECH REPUBLIC   981  QSL Cesky Impuls, transmitter LIBEZNICE 10 kW,
received e-QSL for my reception report sent to
<moderator -at->
answer came from e-mail  <Matous.Hrabak -at->  all in 7 days!!
(Jouke van der Galien Vries-HOL, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

DENMARK   243  QSL Danmarks Radio 243 kHz. Verification letter and
technical info received in 16 days for report with audio clip sent to
<jens.seeberg -at->
(Rafael Martinez, Catalonia-ESP, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

EGYPT   9964.570  Strong carrier, but only approx. 5% very low modulation
of R Cairo in Arabic. S=9+10dB or -62dBm measured on remote Perseus unit
in southern Germany. 0212 UT Jan 12. Also some 300 Hertz peaks visible on
either side, 6x 300 Hertz distance apart, like +/- 300  600  900  1200
1500, and 1800 Hertz distance.

9745.041  Odd frequency and distorted signal, of Radio Cairo in Arabic.
Heard at 0235 UT on Jan 12. Peaks at S=9+20dB or -51dBm, much fluttery.
Broooooaaaadband distortion on 9667 to 9820 kHz frequency range.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

FRANCE/CUBA   9490  Radio Republica from TDF Issoudun France relay at
S=9+10dB or -69dBm signal level - at 0252 UT Jan 12, (in rather signal
skip zone in Germany some 650 kms away of ISS). White noise buzz jamming
signal from ?Bejucal? Cuba site covers 9485.4 to 9494.6 kHz range.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

FRANCE   Very strong signal of Eritrean Forum Medrek, Jan 13
1700-1800 11720 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Arabic Wed
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

GERMANY  [to ETH/ERI] Powerful signal of Voice of Oromo Liberation, Jan 13
1701-1732 11810 NAU 100 kW 145 deg to EaAF Oromo   Wed
1732-1801 11810 NAU 100 kW 145 deg to EaAF Amharic Wed
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

GERMANY   Abschaltung Mittelwelle DLF Artikel.

(Andreas, A-DX ng Jan 14)

GERMANY   5905  QSL Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg, Germany, QSL card
received by post in 2 days for e-report sent to
<wilfried.behncke -at->
(Sergej Rogov Bedford-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

6040  QSL Deutscher Wetterdienst, Pinneberg Germany. Received a QSL card
in post five days after follow-up report. E-mailed to <info -at->

Original report with MP3 recordings emailed to Wilfried Behncke
<Wilfried.Behncke -at->

who replied to my follow-up by e-mail and also signed the QSL card. The
card has a photo of the DWD aerials at the Pinneberg site.
(Alan Pennington, Berkshire-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

GREECE   Avlis Greece on odd 9419.938 kHz at 0140 UT on Jan 12

re GREECE  slight whine hum at 0140 UT on Jan 12

accurate frequency reading on
9419.938 kHz onlower sideband. S=9+20dB in western Europe,
or -46dBm in peaks.

[later]   GREECE  9419.931  Avlis Greece, Greek folk music, what else ?
Again slight whine hum at 0258 UT on Jan 12, of 319 Hertz
apart distance, either sideband 17 peaks x 319 Hertz visible on SDR unit
screen software 9419.931 kHz on lower sideband. S=9+25dB in western
Europe, or -43dBm signal in southern Germany.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

GREECE   9420.005 kHz at 0155 UT on Jan 14. The Greek switched back to
their usual tx, was on faulty whine hum sounded unit on odd 9419.938 kHz,
latter which had 17 peaks x 319 Hertz whine sound either sideband,
- two days back on Jan 12.

Heard station ID in Greek at 02.01:52 UTC tonight, but had odd time pips
alignement, when last pip at the hour sounded VERY LATE at 02.01:17 UT

'justfolk son' - your Rimini remote DX Tuners/GlobalTuners net check IS
NOT RELIABLE, due very short distance to Greece, that Italy location is
lying in propagation SKIP ZONE OF AVLIS bcast in winter - as even in
summertime !

Signal strength in North America only S=5-6  or -91dBm in NJ/MA-US and
Detroit MI-US this night, also KY-US S=7 in peaks -88dBm.

Compared to remote SDR unit posts Belgium, western Germany, and Manchester
England reception at S=9+20dB -55dBm usual level tonight - at 2000 kms
distance to Greece.

Some comparison of US east coast remote reception in Perseus remote server
net in 31 mb, - bad propagation condition from Easterly direction tonight,

9410.016 TUR  VoTurkey Emirler S=4 at 0208 UT.
9445.007 IRN  VoIRIB in Spanish S=4.
9465.0   CUB  S=7  - R Habana's spur signal of 9535.0 kHz fundamental.
9490.0   F    Radio Republica Issoudun in Spanish, poor S=6-7.
9535.0   CUB  R Habana via Bejucal CUB to MEX-CTR-CLM centralAM S=9 signal
9570.0   ALB  CRI Cerrik relay Chinese, 300kW lowered tonight at S=8.
9580.0   CUB  CRI Chinese via Cuban relay at Titan-Quiviacan, S=9+25dB.
9629.940 BRA  Radio Aparecida, BrasPortuguese, at 0220 UT.
9650.022 TUR  VoTurkey Emirler in Spanish, S=6-7.
9664.958 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, S=4-5 at 0226 UT.
9710.0   CHN  CRI Kashgar/Kashi, western China, S=4-5.
9724.912 BRA  Radio RB2, only S=3-4 threshold level.
9745.060 EGY  Radio Cairo in Arabic language, S=7-8
9819.325 BRA  Radio 9 de Julho, S=4-5 threshold tiny.
9955.0   USA  RMI, TOM? sermon in English, S=9+15dB.
9974.995 USA  KVOH Rancho Simi, proper signal from westerly direction,
              nice JAZZ music orchestra program at 0235 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

Voice of Greece was back again shortwave January 5 with the multiple
tone/hum/whine tx problem, as of 9935 kHz several months ago:

0700-0800 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek + various langs*
* in Serbian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Albanian, Italian and Arabic.

0800-0900 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
0900-0910 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek/Ar/Italian/Polish

0910-1000 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
1000-1015 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek/Romanian/Serbian/Ru

1015-1100 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
1100-1115 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek/Sp/Albanian/Polish

1115-1200 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
from 1200 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR very weak, under strong CNR-13

GREECE vs.CHINA   Voice of Greece English vs.CNR-13 Uyghur January 5
1300-1306 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR English Voice of Greece
1300-1306 9420 LIN 100 kW 298 deg to EaAS Uyghur CNR-13

Voice of Greece with tx problem: the multiple tone, hum, whine Jan 8-9:

from 1808 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek
as of 9935 several months ago.

from 1200 9420 AVL 170 kW 323 deg to WeEUR Greek,
no signal from around 1220 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

bad propagation from Europe westwards, see
Re: Avlis Greece on 9419.938 kHz at 0140 UT on Jan 12.

Twenty-four hours on, just coming up to 0100 UTC Thursday morning (14 Jan
2016;  my local 9:30 pm Weds evening 13 Jan 2016) and I have no sign of
ERT 9420 kHz through the atmospheric noise on my own radio. But the Twente
on-line receiver has perfect reception with no interfering tones. The
Rimini on-line receiver ( has good reception, not as good
as Twente and with some  cross-channel interference. No tones there
either. I wonder what ERT has done different.
(, dxld Jan 14)

GUYANA   3290  Voice of Guyana, at 0208-0345 UT on Jan 11. Music show -
Bobby Vinton "I Love How You Love Me," "Open Your Eyes To Love" (movie
soundtrack), Simon & Garfunkel "The Sound of Silence," etc.; 0208-0333 UT
music; 0333-0345 UT announcer; mostly poor with QRM (utility[?] and SSB
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

INDIA   Quick log report of Jan 9 at 0100-0300 UT, noted in remote SDR
software defined radio unit in Thailand and Doha Qatar:

AIR stations noted in 60 mb
4760 Port Blair, Brookshabad, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
     S=7 or -85dBm at 0102 UT.
4800 Hyderabad, Telengana, Chennai progr, poor S=5 or -93dBm at 0112 UT.
4809.990 Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai programl,
     poor S=5 or -91dBm at 0114 UT.
4820 Kolkata program from B, Pachim Banga in Hindi,
     poor S=5 or -98dBm at 0115 UT.
4880 Lucknow Uttar Pradesh program, poor S=4-5 or -99dBm at 0116 UT.
4895 Kurseong program from Paschim Banga in Hindi,
     S=6 or -91dBm at 0117 UT.
4910 Jaipur program from Rajasthan in Hindi, very poor S=3-4
     or -103dBm at 0118 UT.
4920 Chennai program from Tamil Nadu, in Tamil, not strong
     at S=6 or -90dBm at 0119 UT.
4970 Shillong program from Mawgrong, from Meghalaya, in Hindi,
     S=5-6 or -92dBm at 0121 UT.
5010 Thiruvananthapuram, Southern Sce, from Muttathura, Kerala,
     S=5 or -97dBm at 0123 UT.
5040 Jeypore program from Odisha, S=4-5 or -99dBm at 0100-0125 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

INDIA/KYRGYZ REPUBLIC/TAJIKISTAN   Remote Perseus in Sri Lanka on line.
Pl see how it is... (Victor 4S7VK)

Check now at 0130-0141 UT on Jan 14th, checked your server access to
Nico's Perseus net in Udine Italy and your port :8024

Audio connection  NOT  STUTTERING  anymore, noise floor at -121 dB level.
Perseus software still V4 -  {not latest V5 }

measured +27 Hertz in 80 / 75 meterband
like 4009.906 kHz Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek, Kirgiz Rep at 0131 UT, poor S=5

measured +32 Hertz in 60 meterband
like 4819.866 kHz Kyrgyz R Bishkek, Kirgiz Rep at 0133 UT, poor S=5

and too
4760.000 IND  UNID AIR, poor and tiny less threshold
4765.000 TJK  Noisy S=5 signal poor and tiny, Tajik R1 Yangi Yul Dushanbe
4799.996 IND  Chennai S=9+5dB
4809.997 IND  Mumbai S=8
4835.000 IND  Gangtok S=5-6 at 0141 UT
4879.996 IND  Lucknow S=6 at 0142 UT Jan 14.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

INDONESIA   3324.8945 kHz  accurate RRI Palangka Raya in Indonesian at
2215 UT Jan 9, female announcer, and smooth South Sea music, S=7 or -88dBm
remote SDR in Thailand server net.
Noise floor on that SDR is excellent -127dBm.

Only peaks visible, no signal TWO UNIDENTIFIED 4749.949 kHz probably RRI
Makassar, Propinsi Sulawesi Selatan, at 2228 UT on Jan 9, and co-channel
4749.993 kHz CNR 1st px from Hailar, Nei Menggu in Chinese.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

INDONESIA   4749.95 approx., Jan 10 at 1415 UT, very poor talk vs CODAR
off-frequency signature of RRI Makassar, rather than China or Bangladesh.
Haven't had any signs of RRI lately here. What does Atsunori Ishida say?
It's been every day this year from before 1000 UT until sign-off circa
1557 UT. He doesn't deal with precise frequencies, but Ron Howard had it
4749.95 kHz Dec 15 after a week's absence.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 10)

IRAN   747  QSL Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), transmitter
Gonbad-E Qabus 150 kW. Heard 05-Sept-2015 at 2144-2202 UT, & 675 kHz
transmitter Hamadan 50 kW (heard 15-Sept-2015 at 0009-0059 UT.

They send QSL card with photo picture of Iran-West Azerbaijan & key holder
in about a month after follow up to good address:
Valiasr Ave, Jam e jam St., P.O.Box 19395-6767 Tehran, Iran.
(Jouke van der Galien Vries-HOL, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

ITALY   on mediumwave. Italien auf Mittelwelle. Onde Medie Italia.

Liste zusammengestellt von Roberto Scaglione und Antonello Napolitano

 567 Challenger Radio (Villa Estense, PD)
 828 Radio Z100 Milano (Lombardia)
 846 Challenger Radio (Villa Estense, PD)
1017 Media Veneta Radio (Piove di Sacco, PD)
1035 Media Veneta Radio (Vigonza, PD)
1071 Radio Marina (irregolare)
1323 Radio Base 101 (Peraga di Vigonza, PD)
1341 Gold 15-93 Hit Radio (stereo C-Quam)
1350 I AM Radio (Milano, MI)
1359 Radio Settanta (Casalborsetti, RA)
1359 Radio Stereo 98 (Zero Branco, TV)
1359 Radio Time
1368 Challenger Radio (Villa Estense, PD)
1377 Radio Music Time (Lombardia)
1386 RAMradio (Milano, MI - test).
(via Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM, A-DX ng Jan 11)

Fuer einen "Programmhoerer" bieten solche Listen wenig Substanzielles,
andererseits reichlich Ansatzpunkte fuer Background-Recherchen.

Hier meine Italia-Liste, zwar mit "html-Schmierzettel-Status", aber
zusaetzlichen Informationen + Links.


Auf der facebook-Seite von Radio Treviso z.B. dementiert man, etwas mit
der (experimentellen) Mittelwellenstation gleichen Namens zu tun zu haben.

Das ist auch das eigentliche Problem. Zu jedem Sender-Namen, der irgendwo
auf Mittelwelle aufgetaucht ist, gibt es (oft) gleichnamige

Nicht immer besteht ein Zusammenhang, aber manchmal gibt es positive

Hinter RAMradio z.B. verbirgt sich Radio Atlanta Milano mit interessanter
Webpraesenz und einem guten Programm.

Auch King RRR aus Cerveteri ist ist nicht zu verachten - gerade hat man
1530 kHz als MW-Frequenz durchgesagt. (auf dem Webstream)

Europa Jazz Radio, ebenfalls mit MW-QRG gelistet, auch eine akustische
Perle bezogen auf deren Webstream.

Buon ascolto!
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Jan 15)

KOREA D.P.R.   3319.997  Pyongyang BS in Korean, S=9+10dB or -71dBm at
2216 UT on Jan 9, Korean shrill women singer chorus.
See also 3324.8945 kHz RRI Palangka Raya under Indonesia.

VoKOR Kujang auf 7579.989 kHz in Japanisch, 0830-0927 UT on Jan 12.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9 / 12)

KOREA REP OF   3911.966  Voice of the People in Korean, S=9+10dB or -70dBm
at 2234 UT on Jan 9.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   R1 Bishkek KGZ Krasnaya Rechka bcast center outlets
usual 4009.835  4819.891  5129.965 kHz, Jan 11

heard like 4009.906 kHz Kyrgyz Radio Bishkek, at 0131 UT, poor S=5.
like 4819.866 kHz Kyrgyz R Bishkek, at 0133 UT, poor S=5 in Sri Lanka.

Heard slightly moved on Jan 14 at 2330 to 2356 UT to
4009.842 and 4819.867 kHz channels.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11/14)

In the Russian weekly DX bulletin RUS DX #628 compiled by Anatoly Klepov
from Moscow there is a tip from Pavel Domnin, Krasnoyarsk Russia, about
the reception of Kyrgyz Radio Home Service at 1655 UT on 4760{? wb.} kHz.
(Rumen Pankov, Sofia, Bulgaria, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 10)

5914.992 MMR  Myanmar R, Naypyidaw, S=9+5 or -68dBm, at 0126 and 0219 UT.
5979.995 UAE  BBC Hindi language service, 0127 UT, S=9+5dB -68dBm.
5985.000 MMR  Myanmar Radio, ?Rangoon Yegu?, S=9+10dB -60dBm at 0130 UT.
6006.626 UNID VTN ?  KRE ?  at 0131 UT.
6020.000 VTN  VoVTN 4th px from Dac Lac site, Vietnamese singer at 0132 UT
         S=+5dB or -68dBm.
6029.992 MMR  Thazin Radio, Pyin Ou Lwin, English 0135 UT, S=9+20dB -54dBm
6035.053 BTN  Bhutan BS Thimphu, see also under Bhutan.
6130.000 LAO  Lao National Radio, right precise  EVEN frequency,
         S=9+5dB or -69dBm at 0141 and 0217 UT.

seemingly SenTec Babcock let the 6155 kHz unit  at Meyerton on air,
before Channel Africa at 0300 UT starts regularly ?

6155.097 AFS or UAE ???? - most likely via AFS-SenTec Meyerton or
         Babcock UAE-Al Dhabbaya site noted at 0100-0255 UT.
         BBCWS ID at 0159 / 0200 UT nxcast. This odd frequency channel.
         S=9+5dB -73dBm in Thailand and Doha Qatar,
         S=8  or -77dBm in Madrid Spain.
         Odd frequency, and NOT registered at this hour - yet.

6165.000 VTN  VoVTN 4th px, in Dao from Xuan Mai site. fade-out 0158 UT.

7199.998 MMR  Myanmar Radio, ?Rangoon Yegu?,
         not // 5915 5985 kHz at 0221 UT Jan 9.
         S=9+30dB -46dBm powerhouse.

7210.000 VTN  VoVTN 1st program from Dac Lac, phone-in program at 0224 UT
         S=9+15dB or -57dBm,
         and accompanied by two spurious signals on
         7196.254 and 7223.745 kHz, some 13.745 kHz distance apart away.
         Signal wanders 4-5 Hertz in frequency up and down.

9590.996 MMR  Thazin Radio, Pyin Ou Lwin, only S=6 in skip zone -88dBm.
         at 0250 UT Jan 9. Scheduled Mon language acc to Aoki list.

9635.793 VTN  Very odd frequency of VoVTN 1st px, from Son Tay site.
         2 mens talk at 0246 UT on Jan 9. S=8-9 or -79dBm.

9730.000 MMR  Myanmar Radio, tentat. from Rangoon Yegu site. This is the
         morning skip zone. English newscast extended at 0231-0241:45 UT
         S=9+5dB or -71dBm.

13744.967 THA  very odd frequency of Radio Thailand via IBB Udorn Thani
          relay site. Thai program noted, sweet song at 0234 UT,
          scheduled 0230-0300 UT. Signal logged S=8-9  or -80dBm.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

KOREA SOUTH   4885  Echo of Hope - VOH on Jan 11 with the usual good
signal and still not jammed (1221 and subsequent checking). Also noted:

OTH radar 4845-4885 kHz.

CODAR 4885-4910 kHz.

OTH radar 4945-4985 kHz.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

LITHUANIA   1386  QSL Radio Poland via Sitkunai site. QSL card "Gdansk,
Fontanna Neptuna" received by post in 15 days for an e-report sent to
<ru -at->
(Sergej Rogov Bedford-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

MADAGASCAR   [JAPAN non]  7395, on Jan 16 at 0315 UT, NHK is signing on in
Swahili, S=9+30 peaking at +40! Really nice signal. Radio Japan uses the
same sounders as in English service. Too bad this isn't in English as a
defacto North American service. The 250 kW, 320 degree beam from [Talata-
Volonondry relay site in] MADAGASCAR crosses Cordoba, Spain, enters North
America around St Anthony, Newfoundland, thru Timmins, Cheyenne - so it
crosses Nebraska, close enough to Oklahoma at this distance from the other

Axually, it is a North American service for our Swahili-speakers; or
rather, here are the USA-only statistix, per


[...]  These data do NOT reveal how many listen to Radio Japan in Swahili,
or even know it exists.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 16)

MALAYSIA   11665  Wai FM, at 1508-1542 UT on Jan 10 (Sunday). Surprised to
hear DJ in vernacular playing all C&W (American) songs; gave song titles
in English; songs - "I Walk the Line," "Detroit City," "I Don't Want To
Talk About It," "Don't Forget to Remember Me," "Everybody's Somebody's
Fool," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," etc.; fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

RTM Trax FM 7295.0 kHz Malay BM, gleich stark wie KNLS Alaska
und PNG 7324v um 08-09 UT Jan 12.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

MEXICO   6184.979  XEPPM weak signal stn of Radio Educacion program from
Mexico City, logged on Jan 10 at 0310 UT, S=6-7 rather poor signal heard
in various MA/NJ/KY-US remote SDR's.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 10)

MICRONESIA  [FSM - Federated States of Micronesia, US protected area ...]
ex-4755.54 kHz PMA Pacific Missionary Aviati, The Cross Radio - Pohnpei.
Has been off the air since May 10, 2015.

Update - PMA-The Cross Radio still off the air.
Received (Jan 3 at 0600 UT) an update from Sylvia Kalau at
PMA-The Cross Radio (4755.54 kHz.):

"Sorry Ron, we are not running the short wave, only the FM at this time.
Will let you know when we start up again."

Sylvia Kalau
Pacific Mission Aviation
P.O.B. 517
Pohnpei, FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
phone 691-320-2496
<kalau  -at->   <>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld and via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 6)

MONGOLIA   12034.876  Hier nunmehr ein eher duerftiges S=7 oder -83dBm
Signal im English Programm von der Voice of Mongolia um 0903 UT Jan 12.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

MYANMAR   5985.0  Myanmar Radio, at 1537 UT on Jan 8 (Friday). NHK's
"Friends Around the World" show; info about and playing their songs -
music group "Dreams Come True"; translated some of their songs.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

7254.921  VoNigeria in English, wunderbar mit S=9 verstaendlich in
Queensland-AUS, ueber den westlichen, langen Pfad ueber Suedamerika und
dem Sued-Atlantik auf der krummen QRG 7254.921 kHz. Noted at 0845 UT on
Jan 12.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

Low power medium wave in the Netherlands.

After switching off a number of high power transmitters in 2015, at the
end of December the Dutch government has launched a public consultation on
'opening up' the medium waveband for radio and non-radio applications with
'low power' and with limited government regulation. When referring to 'low
power' this means both a power in the range of 1 - 5 watts (site coverage)
and 50 - 100 watts (municipal coverage). The idea is that the same
frequencies will be re-used across the country. They will be handed out on
the basis of a first-come, first served basis.
Deadline for comments is 14 Febr 2016.

Ydun's Medium Wave Info, By Marcel Rommerts, 12 January 2016

(Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Jan 14)

NETHERLANDS   Low power medium wave in the Netherlands.

There was a report on (2nd Jan) on this Dutch MW
consultation. This said there would be no more high power licences issued
for MW in the Netherlands.

It also mentions current MW stations
Groot Nieuws Radio (1008 kHz)
Radio 538 (891 kHz)
VAHON Hindustani Radio (1566 kHz)
KBC / Seagull (1602 kHz) and
Radio Paradise (1584 kHz)

and said Groot Nieuws Radio had indicated its MW broadcasts would finish
in September 2017 when its licence expired and that Radio 538 was also
expected to stop its MW broadcasts from Hulsberg.

Full report (in Dutch)


and the link to the online government consultation is

(via Alan Pennington-UK, BrDXC-UK ng Jan 14)

NIGERIA/ANGUILLA   6089.857  precise Nigerian Kaduna stn from Africa at
2244 UT on Jan 9. CBB Caribbean Anguilla is not as strong,
but feed in from North America in coming hour. Frequency accuracy even,
- and plus 1 Hz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

6089.87  Radio Nigeria, Kaduna - the air right now, at 2202 UT on Jan 9,
w/ a good signal. Strength is S8 w/only slight interference. Dr. Scott
seems to be trying to tune but his signal is only producing a strong het
at the moment.
(Stephen C Wood-MA-USA, dxld Jan 9)

NIGERIA   Fair signal of Radio Nigeria Kaduna Jan 13
from 1707 UT  6089.9 KDN 100 kW non-dir to WeAF Hausa
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 14)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   3260  NBC Madang, at 1226* UT on Jan 11. Weak signal;
mostly unusable; suddenly off.

7324.94  Wantok Radio Light (presumed). Jan 11 was a repeat of yesterday's
log; very poor/very weak, but able to make out the religious music;
1357-1402 UT announcers; 1402-1424 UT music. Thanks again to Hiroyuki
Komatsubara (Japan) for the alert, as he first heard them Jan 9
at 1411 UT.

Mauno Ritola-FIN measured *7324.942 kHz.*, so slightly lower that when
last on the air. This new slight change was also noted by Bryan Clark in
New Zealand - "Heard fading in here around 0800 UT today [Jan 11] and
quite readable by 0830 UT. I'm thinking their frequency may be a little
lower than when I last logged them?" and Mauno confirmed. Thanks for
everyone's feedback!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9 / 11)

7324.96  Wantok Radio Light (presumed). Thanks very much to Hiroyuki
Komatsubara (Japan) for the alert that WRL has reactivated after being off
the air for some time now; Jan 10 with several openings with CRI off the

1257-1258 UT heard religious song; this opening is usually 1, 2 or 3
minutes long.

After 1357 UT (CRI sign off time) heard very weak signal clearly off
frequency as usual; by 1413 UT had definite religious songs; 1418 UT
tentative ID and back to religious music; 1424 UT CRI transmitter turned
on covering WRL. Nice to have them back on the air again!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

Re:  PNG - Wantok Radio Light
No hint of a carrier here, and as I type there is a good greyline path,
so not 24hrs as previously listed. Will try about 8.00z tomorrow.

Anglesey - Channels Isl, (Jan 11)

And also did check 7325 kHz on Japanese and Brisbane remotes today Jan 11
at 11-13 UT time range, except the big fad Chinese on even fq was on air,
I couldn't see any 2nd/further string on 7325 kHz lower sideband neither.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

PNG Wantok Radio Light auf 7324.937 kHz, ID um 08.18 UT am Jan 12,
schoenes verstaendliches Signal, pop mx um 0824 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

RUSSIA   6990  QSL Radio Komintern (Russia), e-QSL card received in 2 days
for an e-report sent to <050353 -at->
(Sergej Rogov Bedford-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

6990  QSL Radio Komintern 6990 kHz. e-QSL with incorrect date received in
two days for report with audio clip sent to <050353 -at->
(Rafael Martinez, Catalonia-ESP, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

SINGAPORE   3915.000  accurate EVEN frequency channel of Singapore Kranji,
BBSWS program in English, S=9+25dB or -53dBm. Items on economy export to
Iran, sanctions over now.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 9)

SOLOMON ISL   5020 kHz, Solomon Island Broadcasting Corp., Honiara,
at 1900 UT on Jan 11, SIO 232.

In Honiara hat man heute den Ersatzsender auf 5019.88 kHz um 1850 UT in
Betrieb genommen. Dessen Signal ist wesentlich schwaecher als das Signal
des neuen mit japanischer Hilfe installierten Senders.
(Christoph Ratzer-AUT  OE2CRM  A-DX ng)

Hi Ron, today Jan 11 in approx. 1100-1330 UT time range,
I checked 5020v kHz twice, but couldn't see anything on screen,
totally empty channel.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

Heute Morgen am 12.1. in Brisbane im Sommer Downunder gehoert/gesehen,
aber nicht wirklich eine Freude, weil da noch eine UTE Station mit
gleicher Staerke bei 5018.300 kHz ihre 'dit' Signale absondert.

5019.861 kHz  accurate - das Programm um 08.00 UTC ist zwar hoerbar,
aber ... keine reine Freude.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

SOUTH AFRICA   11800  QSL Radio Japan NHK World Tokyo, via SenTec
Meyerton, QSL card "Autumn In Mountain Village (Nagano Prefecture)"
received by post in 25 days for e-report sent to <nhkworld -at->
(Sergej Rogov Bedford-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

TAIWAN   7502.0-AM  -  StarStar Broadcasting Station (XingXing BS),
on Jan 11 heard after 1301 UT with just open carrier (no audio,
so no numbers today); good strength carrier.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

TURKEY   9650.019  VoTurkey Emirler, Spanish service, nice modulation of
S=9+20dB or -46dBm signal peaks. 0240 UT on Jan 12.
// 9410.0 kHz S=9+10dB -62dBm signal a little bit weaker in peaks.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 12)

UNIDENTIFIED  STATION  1413.328 kHz  ... eine russische Station hat sich
etwas nach oben verirrt. Oder ist jemand mit dem Ellenbogen an den VFO
gekommen, hi?
(Thomas Lindenthal-D, A-DX ng Jan 11)

Re: MW 1413.328 kHz.
Ich vermute dass es sich um Vesti FM aus KCH, Moldawien handelt.
(Andreas Tschauder-D, A-DX ng Jan 11)

Re: MW 1413.328 kHz - Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovye Moldova ?

Um 21.55 UT Jan 11 'sehe' ich keine Abweichung mehr,
- vielleicht war die Stromversorgung aus der Ukraine
zur Peak Time etwas Main Power Spannungs-Daneben gewesen ?
Aber das muessten die St.Petersburger 1000 kW Schaetzchen eigentlich exakt
regeln koennen ... muessen.

1376.979  1376.998  1377.001  1377.0035  1377.0085
1386.000  RL Litauen
1412.995  1413.000-Grigoriopol Maiac Pridnestrovye Moldova
1431.001  1431.0065
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)

U.K.   England weather. There has been considerable interest in the result
of storms in South West England which caused one of the masts at Start
Point broadcasting on 693 kHz to become bent at a noticeable angle.

Pictures can be found at

The article timed at 1345 UT is reminiscent of the damage to Felsberg LW
Saarlouis 183 kHz Germany.
73 and 88 Dan

13:45 A radio transmitter in south Devon has developed a noticeable lean.

BBC Engineers are at the scene near Start Point after a cable snapped,
causing the top third of one of the transmitters to bend slightly.

It's not thought medium wave transmissions have been affected.

(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts Jan 15)

U.K.  [Isle of Man]  1368  QSL Manx Radio. QSL card and letter received in
76 days for reception report of Radio Caroline North programmes, sent to
Broadcasting House, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 5BW.

I had already received a QSL card in reply to this report, so this
response is in duplication! The letter was from Ed Rixon GD6XHG, Broadcast
(Tom Read, Cheshire-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" magazine Jan)

USA    WRMI at Okeechobee, Florida.

From the WRMI-AWR DX programme "Wavescan".

AS most of our regular Wavescan listeners know, this program is recorded
each week at the studios of WRMI - sometimes at our studio in Miami, but
more often than not at our studio in Okeechobee, where the WRMI
transmitter site is located. WRMI - Radio Miami International - first went
the air from a transmitter site in suburban Miami in 1994.

At this location, there was one 50-kilowatt transmitter and a corner
reflector antenna beamed to the Caribbean and Latin America. For part of
its lifespan, WRMI-Miami also used a North American antenna beamed toward
Vancouver. But the evening of 30 November 2013, WRMI's site in Miami went
off the air for the last time, and immediately the station's new
transmitter site in Okeechobee went the air for the first time.

Okeechobee is a small city located the north side of the massive Lake
Okeechobee in the center of Florida. The WRMI transmitter site is about
15 miles north and 7 miles west of the city of Okeechobee, located far out
in the rural countryside a one-square-mile cattle ranch.
The site was built by Family Radio, a Christian organization based in
Oakland, California, and was owned and operated by Family Radio under
the call letters WYFR until it closed down in June of 2013.

WRMI purchased the transmitter facility and put it back the air 1 December
2013, which was actually the evening of 30 November local time in
Okeechobee. The Okeechobee site is the largest privately-owned shortwave
transmitter site in the Western Hemisphere. It is comprised of
14 transmitters and 23 antennas - a selection of rhombics and log
periodics and one curtain array antenna beamed to 11 different azimuths
covering primarily North, Central and South America, the Caribbean,
Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

AS the site was off the air from the end of June until the beginning of
December 2013, it was unknown exactly how quickly the equipment would
return to normal operating condition. When we first went the air the
evening of November 30th, a number of technical problems with the
transmitters quickly surfaced.

Fortunately, we were not using all of the transmitters initially, so when
there was a problem with one unit we were able to replace it with another
transmitter until the repairs were made to the first one. And gradually
over the course of a few weeks all of the units were brought back into
regular operating condition, with the exception of two.

Transmitters 5 and 6 were very old Gates 50-kW units that had been used by
WYFR when it was originally located in Scituate, Massachusetts, and later
relocated to the new site in Okeechobee in the late 1970's. Both of these
transmitters were out of service at the time Family Radio went off the
air, and transmitter 6 was actually scrapped and removed before Radio
Miami International took over the site. Transmitter 5 was not operational,
and in fact many parts in it had been cannibalised for use in the other
WYFR transmitters.

Several months after WRMI began its broadcasts from Okeechobee, the hole
left by transmitter 6 was replaced by a transmitter moved from WRMI's old
site in Miami to the new one in central Florida. So now the station
had 13 operating transmitters. Only number 5 was inoperable.

All 13 working transmitters have been used most of the time over the past
almost two years. At this moment, 12 transmitters are the air every day -
some for just a short period of time such as an hour or two a day, and
some for as much as 24 hours a day. The other transmitter - no 1 - was in
daily use until just a couple of weeks ago, but is now in standby in case
something happens to one of the other transmitters and number 1 is needed
to fill in for a short time. WRMI has 14 Optimod audio processing units -
one for each transmitter. These provide an extra punch to the signal.

There is a large Uninterruptible Power Supply which keeps computers,
lights and air conditioning operating for several seconds in the event of
a power outage. The UPS is replaced by a 25-kW diesel generator which
kicks in approximately 20 seconds after a power outage. The generator is
not powerful enough to operate the transmitters themselves, but it keeps
the computers and the rest of the transmitter building operating until the
power comes back on. Fortunately, most of the power outages in Okeechobee
are very short - from a fraction of a second to a few minutes in length.

Currently, WRMI is transmitting about 150 hours per day of programming
from a number of clients including religious organizations and relays of
overseas stations such as Radio Japan, Radio Taiwan International, Radio
Slovakia International and Radio Prague. Dozens of smaller clients air a
variety of programs WRMI including news and music shows, cultural programs
and many others. WRMI also broadcasts a variety of DX programs in English,
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, including of course Wavescan.

AS for future plans, WRMI hopes to eventually replace the old transmitter
5 with a new, or at least newer, unit, bringing the contingent back up to
14 transmitters. The station has a 23-yearlease with the owner of the
cattle ranch, so we hope to be the air shortwave for a long time to come

Wavescan Schedule B-15 transmission period

Sun 0030 WRMI  5950 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sun 0130 WRMI 11580 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sun 1030 WRMI  5850 7570 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sun 1130 WRMI  5950 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sun 1300 KSDA 15430 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
Sun 1530 AWR  11750 250 Media Broadcast Nauen Germany
Sun 1600 AWR  11780 125 SLBC Trincomalee Sri Lanka
Sun 1600 KSDA 15660 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
Mon 0000 WRMI  7730 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Mon 0130 KVOH  9975  50 Voice of Hope Los Angeles California USA
Mon 1200 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Mon 1415 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Tue 0430 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Wed 0030 WRMI  5950 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Wed 1130 WRMI  5950 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Wed 1230 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Wed 2130 WRMI  7570 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Thu 0130 WRMI 11580 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Thu 1400 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Fri 1230 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Fri 2100 WRMI  7570 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sat 0230 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sat 1130 WRMI  5950 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sat 1200 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
Sat 1730 WWCR 12160 100 Worldwide Christian R Nashville Tennessee USA
Sat 2200 KSDA 15435 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
Sat 2330 KSDA 15320 100 Adventist World Radio Agat Guam
Sat 2345 WRMI  9955 100 Radio Miami Int Okeechobee Florida USA
(taken from pages 20-21 in BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine in Jan 2016)

USA   [CA state]   A new broadcasting partner of the Californian short
wave station "KVOH - The Voice of Hope" <> is

Abounding Grace Radio <>
which airs Tue-Sat 0100-0130 UT on SW 9975 kHz.

Producer Christopher Gordon <cjgordon7 -at-> quickly replied
to an inquiry:
"We decided to throw AGR on KVOH this year as a trial and it seems to be
generating some good response." Christopher Gordon pastored at the Lynden
United Reformed Church from 2004 to 2012, and is presently preaching
pastor at the Escondido United Reformed Church. The programmes' history
page at


is very general, but more information can be found at


"Years ago I visited the KARI 550 AM radio station in Blaine, WA. KARI has
been broadcasting Christian programs since 1961. As I poked around the
studio looking at old records, stacks of eight-tracks, and pictures of
past Christian radio hosts such as J Vernon McGee, I was overwhelmed when
I looked out of a large window facing the lower mainland of B.C. and right
in its path stood seven two hundred and fifty foot towers with a signal
operating at five thousand watts. These towers were sending out a signal
that could reach to the greater Vancouver, B.C. area which has a
population of well over two million people.

[...] In 2005, the Lynden United Reformed Church, having a desire for
doing better at local outreach, approved the weekly airing of sermons on
KARI 550 AM. Airing sermons is common approach churches take when
utilizing Christian radio. While there are many benefits to this approach,
we found that sermons were difficult to air on the radio due to long
pausing, rotating audiences, and extensive editing needs. In 2007, the
Lynden URC purchased recording equipment and I began recording the content
of the sermons in a more conversational manner. We began airing fifteen
minute programs Monday-Friday on KARI.

This format worked well and the listener response was much greater. Today
we air thirty minute programs five times a week on KPRZ (San Diego) KARI
(Blaine, WA) and on weekends on KPXQ (Phoenix). Two years ago the Lynden
URC revamped Abounding Grace program and established a board of directors
to help develop and manage the program. All members of the Abounding Grace
board are committed to the historic Protestant Christian faith and
subscribe to the Three-Forms of Unity. The members of the board are Mark
Hicks (board chair), Ted Farver, Randy Winter, Ian Mcclure, Gary
VanderPol, Jason Vanderhorst, Pastor Gordon, and our very own Jim Jansma.
The board meets by Skype every month and we are working hard to make the
most of every opportunity to advance the gospel of Christ in our

(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 11)
Best regards,

Michael Bethge

Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg

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