WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1237 23 Jan 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALASKA   7355  KNLS New Life Station. At 0821 UT on 20 Jan, 45323.
Chinese, female announcer, occasional musical interludes. 0827 UT musical
interlude followed by male announcer. QSB=slow to moderate rate but deep,
very occasionally good modulation on strong carrier would fade close to
noise floor. sf97.9, a11, k2, geomag: quiet. 100 kW, beamAz 285 degr,
bearing 327 degr. Local time: 0021 hrs.
(raj3636 Rodney, NV-USA, dxld Jan 22)

ALBANIA   7464.979  Radio Tirana, North America service in English
language at 0230-0258 UT on 2016-Jan-21.

Dear Drita, noted English sce of Radio Tirana Shijak this Jan 21 tonight.
Logged around 0228-0232 UT here in southern Germany, Belgium, and
Manchester Great Britain SDR software defined radio net posts.

7464.979 kHz accurate measured frequency at S=9+5dB or -68dBm signal
strength here in Europe.

Nothing suffered from lower 7460 kHz adjacent channel service of
Radio Payem e-Doost (Bahai sect movement) to Iran from
Moldova-Pridnestrovie Grigoriopol, latter 0230-0315 UT.

Around 0250-0258 UT - on the east coast of North America on Virginia and
Massachusetts remote net SDR units, signal was not much strong,
only S=8 signal.

Listen to the both audio records in ogg.format.

<7464_979_RT_Shijak_160121_0236UT_in Germany.ogg>
<7464_979_RT_Shijak_160121_0253UT_in Virginia_USA_east_coast.ogg>

Unfortunatelly consider the signal taken in Virginia-US suffered by strong
local powerline disturbtion of -82dBm.

02.56:53 UT  start of Radio Tirana interval signal, S=8 level, and
02.58:00 UT  end of pause interval signal, and
02.58:48 UT  TX Shijak switch OFF totally.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

That's a very good comparison of reception between Europe and EaCoast
NoAM. Propagation is really suffering currently and can only improve,
although WHRI (Stair) on 7355 kHz was better than it has been for some
time this morning at 0730 UT - 250 kW I guess. Good to know there was no
QRM to Tirana 7465 kHz - or slightly offset - on the low side, and
hopefully the same on the high side (7470 kHz). Not long now until
the A-16 changes, and hopefully condx will have improved by then.
(Noel R. Green-UK, dxld Jan 21)

ARGENTINA   11710.792  RAE Buenos Aires in Jpn / French at 0155 - 0208 UT
on Jan 20.

11710.792  At 0155 UT on Jan 20 heard end of RAE's Japanese program,
station ID at 0159 UT, interval signal, into French language start at
0200 UT. S=9 or -67dBm signal into Europe, out of a 335 degrees antenna.

Though is a sidelobe azimuth only, from Argentine towards our post here
in southern Germany.

Very clear nice audio channel ! - nice feeling to be heard such Latin
American song singer noted at 0200-0208 UT, I like very much dulce words,
sung "corazon ... suenas ...".

At 02.00:45 to 02.01:35 UT another station with 1000 Hertz test tone
disturbed on co-channel. Seemingly an antenna match check of CRI Russian
via Urumqi western China site, due to start at 0300-0357 UT segment then,
- or did originate from CNR1 Beijing #572 site antenna feed check by
technicians.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

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, dxld Jan 16)

ARGENTINA   11710.86  RAE, Buenos Aires, at 0220-0310 UT on Jan 01, ID:
"Radio Nacional RAE", tango music, ID, opera music; it was necessary to
listen in USB, 22222.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, via dswci DXW Jan 20)

ASCENSION ISL  Frequency change of Follow The Bible Ministries from Jan 17
1900-1930 NF 12030 ASC 250kW 55deg to WeAF English Sun, ex11830 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20 / 21)

In A-16 season from March 27 requested via Ascension relay on
11830 kHz at Suns only 1900-1930 UT to zone 46SE, 250kW 55deg to WeAF BAB.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

AUSTRIA/U.K.   Additional test broadcasts of BBC WS from January 20

1200-1400  3955 WOF 100 kW 114 deg to WeEUR English Wed in DRM mode
1200-1400  9870 MOS 100 kW 295 deg to WeEUR English Wed in DRM mode
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

BHUTAN   6035.05  BBS Thimpu, Sangaygang, at *0050-0125 UT on Jan 05,
suddenly on, no intro, straight into repetitive indigenous chanting,
0101 UT monologue (news?), 0112 and 0115 UT brief indigenous instrumental
music, 0117-0125 UT, indigenous music and singing.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer / dswci DXW Jan 20)

BOLIVIA   3310.00  R Mosoj Chaski, Cochabamba, at 0940-1005 UT on Dec 31,
news in Quechua and Spanish, music, barely audible, very weak signal.
Note: Before entering this season, a 44444 was heard with help of the MFJ,
22222.

5952.43  R Pio Doce, Siglo XX, at 2320-0057* UT on Dec 28 and Jan 11,
religious news in Spanish and Quechua, an early sign off with the usual
format: whistling "Colonel Bogey March," ID: "Pio XII" and chimes, 33333.

6025.00, R Patria Nueva, La Paz, at 0015-0040 UT on Jan 04, political talk
about democracy, ID, 44444.

6134.86  R Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, at 0002-0122 UT on Jan 06
and 13, Spanish no longer in the clear, but with reactivated heterodyne
from 6135.812 kHz Brasil. However, I can get rid of that by LSB tuning,
PBS of 0.25 and BWC of 2.50, to use NRD-545 terminology; soon rewarded at
0122 by IDs for "Radio Santa Cruz FM" and "Por Radio Santa Cruz", 44444.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, via dswci DXW Jan 20)

BRAZIL   4754.84  Radio Imaculada Conceicao, Campo Grande, MS - Mato
Grosso do Sul, (presumed), at 0954 UT on Jan 16. In Portuguese with
religious program and songs; CODAR QRM.

I must confess when tuning by and hearing religious singing here, my first
thought went to The Cross Radio, but quickly realized was the wrong
frequency and when announcer came on was the wrong language. Not often I
catch this one!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

BRAZIL   11815.031  Radio Brasil Central, Goiania GO, noted in
BrasPortugese at 0221 UT on Jan 20, long speech of male announcer, like a
moral and corazon sermon ... at 0220-0227 UT.

9550 kHz even, UNIDENTIFIED program heard, under threshold level
at 0255 UT, - could be tiny Radio Boa Vontade, Porto Alegre, RS ???

S=8 signal level - like played sweet Latin American songs - noted here in
southern Germany at 0229 UT as Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP
on accurate 11854.994 kHz, hopping 2-3 Hertz unstable around.

Next channel 11860 kHz Radio Sana's excile outlet {from ARS soil ?},
rather threshold level - or not existence - at this hour.

11780.099  Radio Nacional da Brasilia, S=8 signal here in Germany
at 0245 UT on Jan 20.

5035.016  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida SP. S=5-6 poor signal noted
at 0515 UT on Jan 20.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

BRAZIL   The program called "Com A Mae Aparecida" (Together With Mother
Apparition) aired by many radio stations in Brazil on MW & FM in the
period from February 21st to October 16th, 2016 will be broadcasting also
on SW as follows :

2300-0800  5035, 6040, 6135, 9630, 9725, 11855, 11935 and

0100-0800  9820 and maybe via other SW stations in Brazil.
(Radio Aparecida, Radio Be Dois & Radio Nove de Julho
via Rumen Pankov-Sofia-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

BRAZIL   6020  Radio Gaucha, - reativado -, Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil.
OM com o Noticiario e fatos do dia , ele fez referencia a cidade de porto
alegre no 01:43 UT do video. Presumidamente eles tem problemas no
transmissor, nota-se um ruido que possivelmente esta no transmissor. SINPO
33222 Dia 18 Janeiro 2016 em 10:52 UT
(Daniel Wyllyans-MT, hcdx Jan 22)

BULGARIA/UAE   Upcoming frequency change of Radio Taiwan International
from Feb 1
1900-2000 6145 SOF 100kW 306deg to WeEUR Fr & probably will cancelled
1900-2000 9895 DHA 250kW 315deg to WeEUR Fr scheduled for B-15 period
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

In A-16 season from March 27 requested 7325 kHz channel at 1900-2000 UT to
zone 27SE, via Woofferton-UK of 250kW at 140degr azimuth, ant type #551 of
Babcock request entry.

Was in same time slot in A-15 on 6185 kHz at Babcock Woofferton too.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

CAMBODIA   Again on MW 918 kHz:
new 918 kHz site of National Radio of Kampuchea (RNK) at Kandal Stueng:

918  I've just heard Cambodia again with a strong signal on 918 kHz.
(Alan Davies-Jakarta-INS, Jan 16)

918  Nachdem die alte Anlage aus der Kolonialzeit im Stadtgebiet
aufgelassen und fuer Immobiliengeschaefte genutzt wurde, hat man 2012-2013
einen neuen 200 kW US Harris tx samt MW Antenne 15km weit ausserhalb in
Kandal Stueng errichtet. Dort sendete man bis in den Dez 2013, war dann
aber
aus unbekannten Gruenden inaktiv.

Jedenfalls zeigt das neueste G.E. Image vom 31. Okt. den Aufbau
von 12 neuen Haeusern, der 92 Meter MW Mastantenne, sowie den UKW/TV
und Communication Masten.

Da wurde richtig 'geklotzt' in ein neues Sendezentrum investiert.

<https://goo.gl/maps/sZinQ32yE132>

<https://goo.gl/maps/QnRnCYYYL592>

<https://www.google.de/maps/place/National+Radio+Station/@11.4107785,104.8293418,3a,75y,42h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sgWvVtcQw2Il934c2gTyOcw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DgWvVtcQw2Il934c2gTyOcw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dsearch.TACTILE.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D86%26h%3D86%26yaw%3D42.987549%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x0:0x0!2zMTHCsDI0JzQ3LjkiTiAxMDTCsDQ5JzU4LjYiRQ!3b1!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x67ab80853fcf5113!6m1!1e1>

<https://goo.gl/maps/1oPwp8BV9A22>

<https://goo.gl/maps/meZa3zfqGVy>

<https://goo.gl/maps/XqTh9gBkz8T2>

Heute kam eine knappe Mail von Alan Davies aus Jakarta bezueglich diesem
Service herein,    siehe oben.

HARRIS 200 kW item, clearly taken from AsiaWaves website 918 kHz entry.
But also the old Phnom Penh downtown site used a 200 kW unit from Harris

Transmitters
Harris DX200 Jun.01.1998 S8A00142000001 918 kHz, mast of 92 meters height
Harris DX25  Jan.28.1993 RPS10611300001 585 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

Re: CAMBODIA wieder auf MW at Kandal Stueng 918 kHz

Am 16.01.2016 schrieb Christoph Ratzer in A-DX ng:
Vielleicht ueberlebt die Mittelwelle in Kambodscha ja den Sendebetrieb aus
Slowenien. Deren Webstream ist momentan etwas stumm, "Warmhoeren"  kann
man sich nur mit den Podcasts, die auch im Winamp laufen.

<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/index.php>

<mms://119.82.252.6:8080>     waere 918 kHz
<mms://119.82.252.6:8181>     waere UKW-Programm

Auf der linken Seite gleich die Nachrichtenpodcasts unter dem
Kopfhoerersymbol.

Beispiele:
<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/upload/news/file/16h14.01.16.mp3>

<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/upload/news/file/08h16.01.16.mp3>

<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/upload/news/file/12h16.01.16.mp3>

Datums+Zeitmuster
Muster fuer Zeit    08   12  16   + 20 hrs LT

Ansonsten noch eine Senderuebersicht der nationalen Stationen:
<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/page.php?id=7>

<http://www.rnk.gov.kh/images/map.jpg>
(Roger Thauer-D, A-DX ng Jan 16)

History:
On Mon, May 18, 2015, Wolfgang Bueschel_DF5SX wrote:

is this a combined MW 918 kHz,
and TV and FM, + mobil phone station ?

11 24 47.90 N  104 49 58.58 E

what means the extreme easterly pole near border fence
11 24 47.14 N  104 50 05.55 E

The fence has a strange unusual outstanding/projection here.
[image]
Could be meant as RESERVE standby small MW TX mast for mediumwave
maintenance hours,

or even Vertical SW mast cache antenna planned,

reawakening the SW 4907 or 6090 kHz outlets for the mountain regions in
Cambodia, depending of sunspot cycles ????

what means the extreme easterly pole near border fence
11 24 47.14 N  104 50 05.55 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 18, 2015)

I don t see pole there, but some kind of earth scarring,
I ve no idea what the markings are all about sorry. (Ian)

COLOMBIA   6010.00  La Voz de Tu Conciencia, Bogota, at 0045-0105 UT on
Jan 01, joropo music, ID "La Voz de tu Conciencia", Latin American music,
33333.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, via dswci DXW Jan 20)

Hopps around 10 Hertz variable, started at 6010.114 kHz at 0628 UT, moved
up to 6010.143v at 0720 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

EGYPT   9964.579  very odd Arabic sce frequency of Radio Cairo, logged at
0205 UT on Jan 21. Odd S=9 signal noted here in southern Germany, l o w
modulated music program of singer in 60ties style heard on Radio Cairo
then. And accompanied by two hum buzz audio signal +/-300 and
+/- 600 Hertz either side.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

GERMANY   Erster privater UKW-Sendernetzbetreiber in BaWue gegruendet.

Aufgrund der enorm gestiegenen Preise fuer den Betrieb von UKW-Sendern
haben sich 6 Privatradios zusammengetan und die Gesellschaft
"SBW Sendernetzbetrieb Baden Wuerttemberg" gegruendet.
Hiermit geht die Monopolstellung der Media Broadcast zu Ende.

siehe:
<http://www.radioszene.de/86406/sbw-sendernetzbetrieb-baden-wuerttemberg.html>

Die Gesellschaft hat bisher keine eigenen Funktuerme an exponierter
Stelle.

In oben genannter Meldung heisst es auch:

"... sowie die Verpflichtung des bisherigen Monopolisten Media Broadcast
zur Bereitstellung der UKW-Antennenmitbenutzung...".

"Das Umschalten der gesamten Frequenzen auf den neuen Netzbetreiber wird
sukzessive im laufenden Jahr umgesetzt."
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

GREECE   Nothing heard of Greek radio Avlis on 9420 or 9935v kHz either,
at 1300 UT nor 1420 UT either, on Jan 16.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

GREECE   Voice of Greece on 9420 and // 9935 kHz on Jan 19

Voice of Greece on Jan 19
from 0900 on 9420 Greek, Italian.
from 0910 on 9420 and on 9935 with good audio in Greek.
from 0920 on 9420 and on 9935 with "motor" audio in Greek.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

Checked the Avlis broadcasts in 31 mb this morning
at 1020 UT Jan 19 in Greek language,
in southern Germany, both signals of S=9+15dB signal strength.

9420.006 accurate fq, though clean audio signal.

9934.989 odd frequency, noted faulty tx audio outlet,
annoying 100 Hertz BUZZ audio observed again.
Screen shot of the transmission shows

25 ! x 100 Hertz string peaks, like a garden fence line, EITHER SIDEBAND.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

9420.005  Voice of Greek on air, played lovely Greek folk music at 0350 UT
on Jan 21.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

INDIA   15209.981  AIR Arabic sce, "sweet shrill" subcontinetal female
singer heard at 0505 UT on Jan 20, S=8-9 signal strength here in southern
Germany.
0400 UT Persian, 0430-0530 UT Arabic via old Marconi TX units on usual odd
frequency.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

INDIA   Survey for MW & SW services of All India Radio.

A project for Technical audit of MW and SW services of All India Radio for
its Reach and Effectiveness has been undertaken by Prof. Girish Kumar,
Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. There are nearly 150 MW
transmitters, around 50 SW transmitters and 410 FM transmitters in India.
Our team would be doing radiation measurement all over India.

As part of the project, we also have to do survey for estimation of number
of people listening to MW and SW bands and the quality of programs being
aired.

The purpose of all the above is that FM radios are now wide spread and
people may not be listening to MW and SW. Majority of the mobile phones
and car radios have FM radio, but not MW and SW radios. MW and SW have
been in existence for the last six decades, but now the question is: are
these still useful? This project is of great national importance, since
Prasar Bharati is making financial losses of around Rs.10,000 crores
annually and also consuming massive electrical power and other resources.

We need to collect the data from 10,000+ people, which will help Prasar
Bharati to take a policy decision. I request you all to please contact
your relatives, friends, etc. in various parts of the country to give
their feedback. Please find the form below comprising of the details
regarding All India Radio services. Yours and your friends/relatives early
response will be greatly appreciated.

Please fill in the survey here:
<http://tinyurl.com/jx7croc>
(Gupta in DXindia, Jan 06, Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Jan 20)

JAPAN   Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze from Jan 19

1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Chinese Mon
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Japanese Tue
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Wed
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 English Thu
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Fri
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Japanese Sat
1300-1330 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Sun
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Mon
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Japanese Tue
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Wed
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 English Thu
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Fri
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Korean Sat
1330-1400 NF 7400 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5910 Japanese Sun

1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Chinese Mon
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Japanese Tue
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Wed
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 English Thu
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Fri
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Japanese Sat
1600-1630 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Sun
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Mon
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Japanese Tue
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Wed
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 English Thu
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Fri
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Korean Sat
1630-1700 NF 5990 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS, ex5955 Japanese Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

KOREA D.P.R. / KOREA REP OF / TAIWAN
log 0900 - 0945 UT Jan 17, on remote Seoul-KOR SDR net unit

Log of Jan 17 at 0900-0945 UT on remote SDR unit in Seoul, South Korea:
only specific Korean / TWN SOH Chinese broadcasts.

 2850 KRE  KCBS S=9+15dB at 0900 UT Jan 17.
 3220 KRE  KCBS S=8-9
 3250 KRE  Voice of Korea, Kujang, Japanese, S=9+15dB
 3320 KRE  Pyongyang BS, S=9+15
 3480 KOR  VoP, S=9+25, and KRE bubble jamming audio underneath
 3912 KOR  VoP, S=9+25, heavily scratch audio jamming underneath
           broadband 3900 - 3924 kHz jammed.
 3985 KOR  EoH / VoH, S=9+35, little scratch audio jamming underneath
           broadband 3981 - 3989 kHz,
           but in total also wide range 3894 - 4011 kHz is spuriously
           be jammed.
 4450 KRE? ONLY SCRATCH JAMMING,
           nothing noted of VoP Kyonggi-do Koyang at 0910 UT.
 4557 KOR  VoP signal underneath,
           but KRE scratching noise jamming ahead S=9+20
 4749.992  CHN  CNR1 Hailar, Chinese S=8

 5780 - 5820 OTHR

 5975 CHN  CNR8 Korean, S=9+25dB at 0915 UT
 6003 KOR  EoH/VoH S=9+15, but heavy interference heterodyne whistle tone
           of 3 kHz difference fq of 6000 kHz CNR1 Beijing.
 6015 KOR  KBS Hwaseong, S=8-9,
           minor tiny KRE white noise jamming underneath.
 6230.077  TWN  SOH Chinese
 6250 KRE  nothing heard of EoH/VoH Hwaseong-KOR,
           only heavy powerful multi-tone jamming at S=8-9 level.
 6348 KOR  EoH/VoH S=9+10, but only minor KRE jamming.
 6369.945  TWN  SOH S=6
 6418 JPN  slot machine tone QPS, 0924 UT.
 6518 KOR  VoP S=8-9, equal level of deep buzz noise jamming
 6600 KOR  VoP S=8-9, equal level of deep buzz noise jamming
 6729.959  TWN  SOH
 6900.046  TWN  SOH

 6921 - 7011  OTHR (right in 40m amateur band too)

 7259.940  MNG  ? tentat. Mongolian Radio 2 ? weak signal.
 7280.043  TWN  SOH
 7309.973  TWN  SOH
 7355      ALS  KNLS Alaska Chinese, S=6-7 at 0932 UT,
           rather Chinese-English lesson. www address given.
 7579.990  KRE  Voice of Korea, Japanese program, S=9+5dB
 7729.971  TWN  SOH
 7800.109  TWN  SOH
 9180.165  TWN  SOH
 9200.155  TWN  SOH
 9229.986  TWN  SOH
 9319.953  TWN  SOH
 9730.061  TWN  SOH underneath, but powerhouse CRI En ahead.
 9849.956  TWN  SOH
 9970.119  TWN  SOH unstable, hopping 5 Hertz up and down.
10820.030  TWN  SOH unstable, hopping 5 Hertz up and down.
10870.132  TWN  SOH unstable, hopping 5 Hertz up and down.
10960.035  TWN  SOH
11070.077  TWN  SOH
11100.140  TWN  SOH
11499.917  TWN  SOH
11580.030  TWN  SOH
11600.000  CHN  CNR1 jamming even fq, but TWN  SOH 11600.236 kHz.
12230.001  CHN  CNR1 jamming
12560.001  CHN  CNR1 jamming, orchestra mx S=9+15
           // compared CNR1 5945 7230 7290 7345 9710 11560 kHz
12980.000  CHN  CNR1 jamming S=9.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

MOLDOVA-Transnistria / {ARMENIA} / PHILIPPINES   9400  Terrible signal
mixture during this winter months Nov - Febr on 9400 kHz, both co-channel

FEBC Iba Manila site in Chinese odd frequency 9399.979 kHz
[another Chinese language outlet of FEBC Manila also via Bocaue-PHL site
on 9430.000 kHz even frequency],

and MEZ BRB FMO brokery - for Kurdish "Radyoya Denge Kurdistane" program,
latter from Gavar Armenia relay site on even 9400 kHz S=7-8 strength
at 1245 UT,

acc Aoki Nagoya Japan database list 08-12 UT as Gavar Armenia relay,

but from 1200 UT onwards the "Radyoya Denge Kurdistane" transmission move
to/via Grigoriopol Maiac bcast center site in Pridnestrovie, Transnistria
area is de facto independent government.

Terrible 21 Hertz audio difference hum and program audio mixture heard
here in Germany.

Maybe in NE/ME Kurdistan target area, the "Radyoya Denge Kurdistane"
program reception is on stronger level and much perfect there.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

MYANMAR   9589.995  MRMS Thazin Radio from northern Burma at Pyin U Lwin
site, only 'visible string on screen' on threshold signal level here in
southern Germany, at 1304 UT on Jan 16.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

NEW ZEALAND   9699.987  Radio New Zealand International from Rangitaiki,
S=6 or -91dBm signal heard into southern Germany at 1312 UT on Jan 16.
Long lasting feature on Catholic church, about people education and grow
people priests. Holy spirit, seemingly from central Africa?, green-white
flag, green colour of hope, white coulor of founder the religion,
Recorded report on 1321 UT festival and speech to the crowd and prayer.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

OMAN   9540 kHz  Radio Oman on Jan 21. S=9+15dB signal on Doha Qatar SDR
unit. Middle of the Road easy listening music program, like "Oman FM" ID
and regular morning quiz time at 0352 UT on Jan 21.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]  see also Oman item.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

PALESTINE / IRAN   9895 kHz IRIB "Al-Quds TV" Arabic sce from Zahedan Iran
- with two spurs accompanied. On remote SDR unit post in Doha Qatar noted
two spurs of fundamental 9895 kHz outlet in Arabic of "Al-Quds TV" program
0230-0530 UT, S=9+30dB or -39dBm strength, originate from 500 kW beast
Zahedan site at 289degr azimuth.

Noted also two spurs of scratching FM type on 74 kHz apart distance,
on both 9817-9819 kHz and 9971-9973 kHz.

// 7370 kHz sce from Kamalabad, only weaker S=9+15dB signal in Qatar.

ARABIC   Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Syria,
-west    Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan target.
         0230-0530   7370kam  9895zah  "Al-Quds TV"

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   7324.94  Wantok Radio Light, at 0740-0927 UT on Jan 16.
Started poor and slowly improved, but never reached the level of steady
readability; only able to pick out a few words here and there. At times
hard to be positive of the language, due to Pidgin using so many English
words. The spoken modulation seemed rather low, whereas the music was
better.

0740-0800 UT  DJ playing religious songs, along with messages &
dedications.

0800-0810 UT  News & weather in English (did not sound like NBC news?).

0810-0823 UT  Religious songs (0815 UT ID).

0823      UT  Announcer with brief religious spot in English.

0826-0835 UT  More religious music (0829 UT ID).

0835-0855 UT  Religious preaching in Pidgin / Tok Pisin.

0901-0903 UT  Brief news in English; not the full NBC news that I often
              heard in the past; followed my more music.

0934-0942 UT  In English; unable to make out what he was talking about?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

And then again earlier today from Ron:

7324.94  Wantok Radio Light. Jan 19 with decent signal strength 0813-0957,
but with moderately strong OTH radar QRM till that stopped at 0939*.
Highlights:

0825-0845 UT Syndicated USA program "Fresh Touch"; preaching in English;
ending the show with request for listeners to write c/o "Wantok Radio
Light, P.O. Box 1273, Port Moresby."
<http://www.freshtouch.org/>

From 2011 till early 2015, this time slot was always taken by the programs
of Dr. Tayo Adeyemi (New Wine Church, England), but perhaps as he died in
2013, WRL finally decided to drop his shows and replace this time period
with the "Fresh Touch" program. Based upon my observations, believe the
WRL website program schedule has not been updated in a long time!

<http://www.wantokradio.org/radioprograms.html>

0845-0901 UT  In Pidgin/Tok Pisin; ID, frequencies, time check, etc.

0901-0912 UT  PNG bird call, into the NBC National News in English;
              item about mining in PNG.

0912      UT  Sounded like the usual thank you announcement ("Wantok Radio
              Light Ministries thanks the National Broadcasting
              Corporation
              for allowing us to relay the daily news bulletin.
              Join us at 7 AM for the next NBC National News").

0912-0913 UT  advertisement for "NASFUND" savings, "Your Partner in
              Superannuation."

0933      UT  In progress with the syndicated USA program "Focus on the
              Family"; interview with Mary Flo Ridley about her books on
              parenting; presented with John Fuller and Jim Daly.

0954      UT  Ending "Focus on the Family" with a promotional spot
              from their sponsor - "Ninety-Nine Ltd."

0957      UT  CRI transmitter turned on, blocking WRL.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19;
also via Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, MEDXR)

7324.94  Wantok Radio Light - Port Moresby (pres).

Heard in the 30 min gap between CRI's s/off at 1930 UT and s/on
at 2000 UT. The carrier was fairly strong but the audio was quite
low at times. Programming consisted of continuous slow music (possibly
religious songs, some with church organ accompaniment) but no anncts
for the whole half hour monitored. I could still it through CRI's
dead-air carrier switch on at 1957 UT, and it could be heard faintly
under CRI's Serbian service till about 2015 when it faded due
to the daylight path between PNG and Mount Evelyn, Jan 15.
73, Rob VK3BVW

No doubt, others have noted the return of this station. If you have,
why not let us know here at MEDXR? We'd love to hear from you!

(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, MEDXR blog - Mount Evelyn DX Report -
via dxld Jan 19)

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

After 1357 (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!

7324.94  Wantok Radio Light (pres). 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 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.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 10 / 11)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA   7325-, on Jan 11 at 1255 UT, CRI Japanese with a JBA
carrier under slightly offset, presumed Wantok Radio Light, reported by
Ron Howard to have reactivated yesterday after many months. As he said,
CRI takes a break at 1257-1259 UT, and during that the JBA carrier is
indeed barely detectable, in fact more evident by the beat it makes with
CRI when it comes back on weaker at 1259 UT, having changed from Jihnua to
Xian site. Another longer window starts at 1357* UT of CRI, but again not
enough signal left of WRL to make anything out of it. Why WRL would choose
to confront its 1 kW with 500 kW from China is beyond comprehension.
CRI Japanese starts at 1000 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld Jan 11)

PERU   4747.60  R Huanta 2000, Huari, Ayacucho, at 1105-1125 UT on Jan 13,
advs in Spanish and Quechua: Cooperativa de Ahorro Credito Nueva
Generacion, ID with all frequencies, music, 44444.

4774.90  R Tarma, Tarma, at 0005-0025 UT on Jan 16, ID: "Radio Tarma del
Peru, la primerisima", music by Pintura Roja, 44444.

4810  R Logos, Chazuta, Tarapoto, at 1100-1107 UT on Jan 12, flauta
andina, good signal under CODAR. (Wilkner)

4955.00  R Cultural Amauta, Huanta, at 1115-1127 UT on Jan 12, man and
woman chat in Spanish, good signal. (Wilkner)

Also heard in Peru at 1128-1150 UT on  Jan 13, music in Quechua, ID: "en
Que-chua Radio Amauta", advs in Quechua, 44444.

5980.00  R Chaski, Urubamba, Cusco, at 2350-0005 UT on Dec 26, R Trans
Mundial program, religioussemantics music does not give Radio ID, but Red
Tambien was also indicated Dec 27 at 1115-1210 UT, 22222.

ID: "Triple K, su radio del folclor, marcado la diferencia". Note: My
firstgrasp of the ID chain with Triple K radio and listen to more than
once, 44444.

6174.04  R Tawuantinsuyo, Cusco, at 0050-0110 UT on Jan 13, new frequency
6174.038 (before 6173.85) kHz, there is not the previous buzz, very clean
news in both Quechua and Spanish, ID: "A traves de Radio Tawuantinsuyo",
program Noticiero RT, advs in Quechua, 44444.
(Pedro F. Arrunategui-Lima-Peru, via dswci DXW Jan 20)

PHILIPPINES   9919.982  Mixture of FEBC Manila Iba bcast center site
transmission in (Vietnamese) hilltribe language of Koho
(mentioned in Aoki Nagoya Japan database list).

S=6-7 or -90dBm signal strength here in Germany at 1327 UT on Jan 16.

But nearly at same audio strength level heard the minor 'Known howling
sound siren' jamming from Vietnam, in order to protect hilltribe native
people of foreign western missionary.
{see also FEBC under Moldova ..., wb.}
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

SAUDI ARABIA  9714.921  BSKSA R Saudi Arabia in Arabic on the channel on
air S=7 at 0300 UT Jan 20. As usual very low modulation, but heavy carrier
noted in Doha Qatar remote SDR unit.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

SAUDI ARABIA   9714.980  {different TX unit on 9714.921 kHz on Jan 20}

BSKSA Radio Riyadh morning most modern HQ service. At Doha Qatar SDR unit
logged S=9+35dB strong carrier, but modulation is still very low level.
Prayer at 0357 UT on Jan 21, most modern prayer and music in between.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]  see also Oman item.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

SAUDI ARABIA   [probably from ARS ? ]   Channel 11860 kHz Radio Sana's
excile outlet {from ARS soil ?}, rather threshold level - or not existence
- at this hour. Nothing here in Germany at 0245 UT on Jan 20.

[probably originate from ARS site]  11860 kHz.
re Sana'a (not), S=9+15dB noted of excile Radio Sana'a Arabic mx program
on 11860 at 1510 UT on Jan 18, typical Arabic music, like heard earlier
via great Radio Cairo then some decade back at Pres Nasser.

Underneath VoA/IBB program from Kuwait relay site, latter // IBB Kuwait
12140 kHz, and Babcock Woofferton 12075 kHz, 1500-1530 UT.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

SOLOMON ISLANDS   5020  SIBC, at 1137 UT on Jan 16. Decent open carrier.
but no audio, just open carrier. Are they having problems?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

5019.875  SLM - Solomon Island Broadcasting Corp., Honiara, S=7-8 signal
or -76dBm noted at 1000 UT on Jan 18, at remote SDR post in Brisbane
Queensland Australia.

Similar minor level of adjacent 5015 kHz from RMI Okeechobee USA bcast,
TOM Brother Stair sermon roarer screecher transmission at S=6-7 in
downunder. But NOT really distortion happens to SLM SLBC on 5020v.

Christoph Ratzer told recently in A-DX ng, that SLBC now uses the older
reserve unit at Honiara on odd frequency.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

Log: 5020 kHz, Solomon Island Broadcasting Corp., Honiara, 1900 UT, 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, A-DX Jan 11, dxld)

SOUTH AFRICA   Additional (test?) frequencies of Sentech registered
in HFCC database request, Jan 19
0300-0400  5910 MEY 100 kW 015 deg to CeAF En Channel Africa Mon/Tue/Fri
0500-0700 15310 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to CeAF En Channel Africa Sat
1000-1200 17820 MEY 100 kW 005 deg to CeAF En Channel Africa Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 19)

SOUTH AFRICA   17760  South African R League, Meyerton, Suns only
0800-0900 UT {on air 0754-0858 UT}, Jan 10 and 17, English/Afrikaans
DX-programme to all-Africa, very weak signal.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx / dswci DXW Jan 20)

SWEDEN   Radio Sweden to cut German and Russian departments.

Radio Sweden - 21 January 2016
Swedish Radio announced on Thursday morning that it will drop two of
Radio Sweden's language departments, Russian and German, this spring.

Radio Sweden currently offers news and views about Sweden in English,
Arabic, Somali, Persian, Kurdish, German, Russian and Romani.

Explaining the decision to drop the Russian and German offerings, head of
Radio Sweden, Ingemar Loefgren, said, "German and Russian are a remainder
of the old overseas service for Radio Sweden, which no longer fits into
our task to reflect the whole diversity in Sweden."

Structural changes announced Thursday also include moving the English,
Arabic, Somali, Persian and Kurdish language departments under the
auspices of Swedish Radio News, or Ekot.

<http://sverigesradio.se>

<http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2108&artikel=6350452>

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2016/sveriges-radio-beendet-angebote-in-deutsch-und-russisch.html>

(On October 20, 2010, Radio Sweden ceased broadcasts on shortwave and
medium wave, as Swedish Radio's management decided that the Internet had
matured enough to support international broadcasts. At the same time the
English Service was extended to national broadcasts on FM, but programming
on weekends was discontinued. Services in English also continue on
satellite, both using Swedish Television's satellite and the World Radio
Network - Wiki.)
(via dxld Jan 21)

TAIWAN   Additional frequencies of Radio Taiwan International

1100-1200 11600 unknown tx in Taiwan to SoEaAS English
// freq 7445 PAO 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English

1500-1600 11685 unknown tx in Taiwan to SoAS English
// freq 9465 TSH 300 kW 205 deg to SoAs English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

TAIWAN    Add frequencies from Taiwan for RFAsia broadcasts were observed
and confirmed in January as follows:

Radio Free Asia in Tibetan

1100-1200 11000, 11100 // registered 9940, 11540
1200-1300 11100 // 9940, 11560, 12055
1300-1400 11100 // 9940, 12050
all above freqs jamming with CNR1 prgr in Ch

1300-1400 9230, 9320 (both with noise and sirene types jamming)
// 9940 RFA in Cantonese.

1400-1500 9230, 9320, 11100 (all 3 without jamming received here) // Mon &
Wed 13655, Tue 13790, Thu 13665, Sat 13695 (no checked on Fri & Sun) -
all without jamming.

Sound of Hope in Chinese (only some freqs & hours of their schedule).
12-13 11410
13-15 6730, 7730, 7800, 9180, 9200, 11410
15-16 6730, 7730, 7800, 9180, 9200
16-17 6358, 6730, 6900
19-20 7730, 7800, 9180, 9200 kHz.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

THAILAND   9389.975  Radio Thailand English service via US-IBB relay site
at Udorn Thani, Ban Dung village, usually odd frequency outlet,
as non-accuracy noted for years now from US relay base there.

S=4-5 poor signal of English at 1230-1300 UT southwards at 132 degr to
PHL, INS, SNG, MLA, and all-Pacific target, -107dBm tiny, though very
clear channel audio...

At 12.59:38 UT Udorn TX switched OFF at 132degr curtain antenna azimuth,
and at 12.59:54 UT switched to the Far East area curtain antenna
of 54degr azimuth towards Japan, China, FE Russia and Alaska target.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

U.K.   693 kHz Start Point 50 kW, in net with co-ch Droitwich and others.

The doughty tx-list experts duly visited Start Point. The result can be
seen via this direct link to Mike Brown's excellent mb21 website.

<http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/gallerypage.php?txid=1474&pageid=2414>
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts Jan 17)

MW tx off air: BBC 693 kHz. Start Point 693 kHz, 80kW. Essential
engineering work is taking place today on the Start Point MW transmitter
in Devon.

The transmitter will be off air completely overnight between 2300-0600 BST
Thursday 21 - Friday 22 January. When service resumes the transmitter,
currently at 8 0kW, will operate at reduced power for an unknown period of
time - possibly some months. More details here:

<http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/news/item83>
(Guenter Lorenz-D   DL3GLF - FMLIST-, A-DX ng Jan 21)

[ENGLAND]   Der Standort Start Point hat ja auch mit etwas AFRTS AFN /
US Army / D-Day Geschichte zu tun.

<http://durenberger.com/documents/AFRSMARTINSEN.pdf>

AFN gab es ja schon seit 1943 aus London, gesendet wurde dann auch ueber
die MW Start Point gegenueber der Normandie, man war auch in
Verschleierungsprogramme vor der Invasion in Frankreich beteiligt.

Spaeter dann nach der Invasion 1944 ueber die Anlagen in LW Radio
Luxembourg, MW Frankfurt Bonames-Heiligenstock, Munich Ismaning,
Stuttgart Muehlacker usw. ...
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

U.K.   Frequency change of FEBA Radio, Radio Sama in Arabic from Jan 15
1700-1830 NF11765 WOF 250 kW 128 deg to NE/ME,
ex12065 to avoid Radio Australia at Shepparton site.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 20)

USA   Glenn, at same time heard US domestic station WRNO TN in VA-US
remote SDR post on 7504.814 kHz accurate fine tuning, at 0320 UT on Jan 21
on a level of powerful S=9+25dB.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 21)

USA   Darpa-Chip, Meldung aus dem DARC Wuerttemberg Rundspruch wrs-1603

Darpa (US _ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
<http://www.darpa.mil/>

Enhanced situational awareness could come from new chips that can sample
and digitize battlefield radiofrequency signals at blazingly fast rates

<http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-01-11>

<http://www.pcwelt.de/news/Darpa-Chip-soll-Funkstoerungen-unterbinden-9911817.html>
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 17)

VIETNAM   9635.830  Widely reported Vietnamese service from VoVTN at Son
Tay site, west of Hanoi, on this odd frequency, produces also heterodynes
to the other 9635 kHz channel users CNR1 at Geermu #916, and CNR17 program
from Lingshi #725 site. Logged at 1307 UT on Jan 16.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 16)

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Morning log on Jan 18, at 0520-0720 UT

noted in NJ/MA-US east coast, Vancouver isl, and at Alberta-CAN remote
SDR's

4989.986 SUR  Radio Apintie, tentat., no program traced, tiny string
              visible on threshold level, S=3-4 only.
5085.000 USA  WTWW Jazz singer at 0606 UT, then sudden TX off switch
5829.984 USA  WTWW English sermon, S=9 signal.
5889.995 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, TOM prayer,
              BS features rather conservative politics.
5939.867 BRA  Voz Missionaria, hymn ? brass music at 0700-0702 UT ?
              S=8 at 0704 UT // 9664.954 kHz.
5964.968 BRA  R Transmundial, relatively strong signals this morning
              S=7 in Edmonton, Alberta-CAN remote SDR.

6010v BRA/CLM stns co-channel is always a puzzle:
6010.114 CLM-tentat. tiny poor signal at 0628 UT,
         VERY UNSTABLE shortwave tx outlet, hopps around 10 Hertz,
         and 2nd check at 0720 UT reveal 6010.143v kHz
         BUT  NOT
<http://inconfidencia.mg.gov.br/modules/programacao/players/pop_am.php>
         so, I guess was Colombian Voz de Conciencia-CLM,
         nothing heard on 5910v kHz either.

6040.379 BRA  RB2 nice signal S=7-8, and // 9724.923 kHz also at 0710 UT.
6059.775 BRA  ZYE726 SRDA Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba PR,
              fair S=6-7 signal at 0715 UT.
6069.994 CAN  CFRX Toronto, outstanding S=8 signal of domestic SW tx
              this morning at 0719 UT, Motor Oil advts.,
              "Newstalk 1010" program on 'Midlife Crisis' theme...
6134.812 BRA  ONLY BUZZY CARRIER - not SRDA 0648 and 0715 UT Jan 18, S=7,
         or rather Radio Santa Cruz Bolivia TX on air ?
6159.983 CAN  CKZN St. Johns, English at 0618 UT, S=8 on NJ-US unit.
6159.974 CAN  CKZU Vancouver isl, at 0621 UT.

7254.939 NIG  Voice of Nigeria logged at 0652 UT on Jan 18, but
              suffered by heavy heterodyne of 60 Hertz tone
              against co-channel Belarus.
7314.998 USA  WHRI TOM BS, S=9+15dB at 0652 UT in Alberta-CAN.

9330.005 CUB  tentatively ?, Cuban spy number, S=4 carrier at 0657 UT
9565.045 BRA  ZYE727 SRDA Super Radio Deus e Amor, Curitiba PR
              S=6-7 proper signal broadcast this morning.
9664.954 BRA  Radio Voz Missionaria, Camboriu, SC
              anthem? / hymn ? brass music at 0700-0702 UT ?
              // 5939.867 kHz.
9724.923 BRA  RB2 nice signal S=6, 0708 UT Jan 18 // 6040.379 kHz 0710 UT
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 18)

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Morning log of 0700 to 0900 UT time segment,
heard in NJ, KY, MI-US, and Vancouver isl and Edmonton Alberta remotes,
all on Jan 23.

Nothing heard on 3185 kHz channel of requested WWRB Morrison TN 00-13 UT.

3215 USA  even of WWCR Nashville TN, at 0705 UT Jan 23, S=9+30dB signal
          strength, US pop mx heard when tuned-in at 0710-0715 UT.
          Scheduled 02-10 UT,

3330 CAN  Not far away Time signal stn CHU Ottawa with ID in French
          and English at S=9+15dB level, at 0715 UT.

4839.995 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, heard at 0735 UT.

5015 USA      Even frequency of RMI Okeechobee carried TOM roarer BS
              at powerful S=9+30dB, 0720 UT heard in NJ-US.

5035.016 BRA  Radio Aparecida, Aparecida, SP. tiny S=5 signal
              on US east coast.

5085.0   USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, female voice program, not TOM ! at 0745 UT.

5829.984 USA  WTWW Lebanon TN, sermon of Jesus, S=9 signal 0750 UT Jan 23
              biggest call for the prisoner ...

5889.994 USA  WWCR Nashville TN, TOM BS with talk to other voice like
              phone-in program at 0753 UT Jan 23.

5935.0   USA  WWCR2 Nashville TN, ?University Network?, female voice in En

6069.994 CAN  CFRX Toronto, poor signal in Vancouver and Alberta,
              but much stronger in NJ, KY-US and even in Europe.

6119.996 BRA  SRDA Super Radio Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, SP -
              noted at 0854 UT on Jan 23.

The two Canadian domestics on 6160v kHz channel this morning:
6159.9755 CAN  CKZU Vancouver lower mainland broadcaster, S=9+15dB heard
               locally on remote SDR unit in Vancouver. 0802 UT newscast,
               Clearwater high school shooting, phone-in talk on
               investigation. Australian Grand Slam tennis tournament.
               Washington east coast weather storm disaster.

and heard instead on NJ-US east coast and probably also in England/Belgium
remotes in Europe:
6159.986 - .987 kHz tiny unstable signal of CKZN St. Johns.

7570      USA  RMI Okeechobee, TOM BS roarer, talked about satellite
               renting costs, million of dollars gone, phone-in talk.
               0841 UT on Jan 23.

Nothing noted that time on 7255v kHz Voice of Nigeria channel.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Jan 23)

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Tropical Bands Monitor of DSWCI.

Owners of our Domestic Broadcasting Survey No. 17, please note that
<http://www.dswci.org/tbmonitor/2015.pdf>
was updated with the December worldwide loggings on January 03, as an
extra service to their purchase.

Any DX-er can download from
<http://www.dswci.org/tbm>
the complete view of monitoring of stations heard broadcasting on tropical
bands during 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and
2014.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Jan 20)

"SHORTWAVE NEWS" on DVD.

Digital Reprint of all Editions ever published from 1957-2015.

The "Danish Short Wave Club International" (DSWCI) was founded in November
1956 and is one of the most traditional and by far the most international
club for radio enthusiasts worldwide. Since January 1957 the club
publishes the regular magazine "Shortwave News" which for decades now is a
unique source of information due to a most international network of
correspondents and monitors worldwide.

From 1957 to 2000 "Shortwave News" was published on a monthly basis, and
after that every sixth week. In 1957 and 1958 the magazine was published
in Danish and from 1957 to 1969 two different editions were distributed:
"Shortwave News" in English and "Kortbolge Nyt" in Danish.
Since January 1970 the magazine is exclusively in English language.

The DSWCI decided on its last Annual General Meeting in 2015 to close the
club at the end of 2016. But it was agreed that everything ever published
from the DSWCI should also be available for future generations of radio
enthusiasts: A unique blend of accurate news, reports and background
information which was only possible with the great support of countless
people during the past almost six decades.

During the last years we got access to every edition of "Shortwave News"
and"Kortbolge Nyt" ever published. The magazines were scanned, digitized
and processed with an OCR software. The work is finished and therefore we
now can offer a DVD with almost 60 years of radio-history and club-history
of the DSWCI.

DSWCI and ADDXin Germany offer this DVD to anyone interested:
Price:49 Euro! (incl. shipment worldwide via Airmail)

Orders should be made by sending the money in cash via registered mail to:

ADDX
Scharsbergweg 14
41189 Moenchengladbach
Germany

Alternative: Orders via E-Mail to <kurier -at- addx.de>
and transfer of the money to our ADDX-Bank Account
IBAN: DE25 3007 0024 0868 6800 00, BIC: DEUT DE DB DUE
Payment via Paypal is possible on request. Please write to
<kurier -at- addx.de> for details.

The DVD will be shipped after the money has been received on our Bank
Account. (Schmitz)

*Comments to this DVD*

Dear Anker,
Just now I received the great pack. The DVD contain the half century
history of broadcasting. It is really encyclopedia for the academician
like me. Great work you people did it. It is a real first hand information
documented by DSWCI team. The Universities around the world must do this
kind of works. I Salute to all the people those who are behind this
amazing work. I show these work to my research scholars to analyze the
history of broadcasting in the world.

I also thank ADDX team to initiate the work in beautiful manner.

Once again I thank personally to the OMs for their tired less effort on
archiving the journal.

73's
Dr. Jaisakthivel, University of Madras, Chennai, India, Jan 18.

DSWCI Shortwave News Historical DVD
Reviewed by Jerry Berg  <jsberg -at- rcn.com>

The Danish Shortwave Club International has long been one of the best
sources of information on shortwave broadcast DXing. Founded on November
18, 1956, the club has been producing a high-quality bulletin ever since.
With an international membership and an experienced, dedicated staff, it
has done an outstanding job of covering SWBCing, with an emphasis on
DXing. So it was sad to learn in June 2015 that the club would be closing
by the end of 2016. The decision was a product of the decline in shortwave
listening and DXing, the aging of the DSWCI Board members, and the
unavailability of younger members to take over.

Recognizing the wealth of information that has been published in the DSWCI
bulletin, Shortwave News, over the years, the club decided to issue a DVD
containing the entire run of DSWCI bulletins-every issue ever published.
The DVD was released in November 2015. The price is 49 Euros, including
shipping...

It is a wonderful resource for serious shortwave research, or for those
wishing to take a nostalgic walk through the shortwave world "of old".

The first "SWN" was published in January 1957, and the DVD contains all
DSWCI bulletins from then through November

2015-usually monthly through 1999, 11 issues in 2000, ten in 2001, and
eight or nine per year there after. All the bulletins are in PDF format.
In Adobe Acrobat you navigate the DVD in the expected way. The years are
arranged chronologically in the list in the left-hand "Bookmarks" panel.
When you select a year, thumbnails of that year's issues appear in the
main panel on the right. (Read the complete review in the next SWN. Ed)

As long as the DSWCI website exists, you may also download from
"Shortwave News SWN on DVD" 17 sample editions of SWN from 1957 to 2002
free of charge. (Wernli)
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW Jan 20)
 
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