WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1245 23 March 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ALASKA   Summer A-16 of KNLS The New Life Station via tx#1 & tx#2

0800-0900  9655 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
0800-0900 11870 NLS 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English tx#2

0900-1000  9655 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
0900-1000 11870 NLS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2

1000-1100  9655 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
1000-1100 11870 NLS 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English tx#2

1100-1200  9655 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
1100-1200 11870 NLS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2

1200-1300  7355 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   English tx#1
1200-1300 11870 NLS 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English tx#2

1300-1400  9655 NLS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEaAS Chinese tx#2
1300-1400  9920 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1

1400-1500  7355 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
1400-1500 11765 NLS 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English tx#2

1500-1600  9655 NLS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2
1500-1600  9920 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1

1600-1700  9655 NLS 100 kW 315 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2
1600-1700  9920 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1

1700-1800  9655 NLS 100 kW 315 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2
1700-1800  9920 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 16)

ALGERIA   891 kHz - Interferenzheulen?, 1815...UT, 17 March 2016.
Ein Heulton ueberlagert Radio 538.
(Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX ng March 17)

891.000 kHz, and two engineering test tones of 1000 Hertz apart distance
on both sidebands heard at 1843 UT March 17.

RTA Ouled Fayet Algiers Ampegon / TransRadio Berlin refurbishing work on
MWs 576 kHz at Bechar site, and 891 kHz at Algiers Ouled Fayet site,
600d/300n kW.  On location 36 43 18.64 N  02 57 04.21 E

Work does NOT FINISHED YET, nothing heard on Dec 31 / Jan 1, 2016
from RTA Algeria channels 576 and 891 kHz,
only 1422 kHz RTA Ouled Fayet Algiers has been remained.

Das Deutsch / Schweizer Konsortium testet weiterhin in Algeria,

Quick Monitoring im remote Perseus in Calabria / Southern Italy
S=9+40dB starkes Signal, und 1000.0 Hz Testton.

Wer sendet auf 576 kHz in Arabisch ? um 18.43 UT,
beides Arabisch Holy Quran und auch Bulgarisch mit Balkanmusik.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)

576 kHz QRM by Saudi Arabia and Oman at least.
(Mauno Ritola-FIN)

ALGERIA   891  morning log 49 mb at 0559-0720 UT, on March 22.

Hi Chaps, - Can I ask you a favour please, can you check 891 kHz and tell
me if you can hear the 1 kHz test tone that has been on for a day or so?

Is it international or a local in the UK? It's been heard in the UK
Midlands.
(Dave Porter-UK  G4OYX, BrDXC ng via Mike Barraclough-UK, March 22)

891  It's Algiers Ouled-Fayet, Algeria, [replaced by new 600 kW TransRadio
Berlin {former Telefunken} unit and new earth net / feeder line / antenna
switching unit in TX house refurbishing too, wb.] which Ampegon and
Transradio are refurbishing, was doing tone tests in December 15/January
2016 too.

<http://www.transradio.de/index.php/fr/actualites/155-tda-ouledfajet-bechar>

and this thread
<http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2142138>
(Mike Barraclough-UK, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

576 kHz Bechar 400 kW MW TransRadio Berlin {former Telefunken} unit also
to be replaced soon, as well as Ampegon Schifferstadt Germany new bigger
single MW mast - replaced older 4-mast array -, earth net, feeder line.
wb.

ALGERIA   1550  RN Dem. Sahara Rep, Rabuni, at 2200 UT. Talk by two men in
Arabic. Short musical bridge (traditional regional singer). Then
announcement by man mentioning "Saharauia" twice. No ID in Spanish as
heard in other ocasions. When in USB-Mode co-Channel U.K. stations could
be faded out. SIO: 333.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

ANGUILLA   6090  Terrible audio feed line via web?
Lady sermon prayer heavily distorted voice, heard at 0758 UT on March 20
here in Germany.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

ARMENIA/MOLDOVA/UZBEKISTAN   TWR SOUTH ASIA A-16 season.

LOC FREQ START STOP CIRAFPWR AZI ANT       DAYS   LANGUAGE
                          kW deg
GRI  9900 0030-0045  41  300  98 2/4/0.5   .23456. BENGALI
GRI  9900 0045-0115  41  300  98 2/4/0.5   .23456. BHOJPURI
GRI  9900 0115-0130  41  300  98 2/4/0.5   ..3.... HINDI
GRI  9900 0115-0130  41  300  98 2/4/0.5   ...4... DZONKHA
GRI  9900 0115-0130  41  300  98 2/4/0.5   ....5.. NEPALI
rather probably via Taskent Uzbekistan instead, like
TAC  9900 0030-0130  41  100 131 2/4/0.5

TAC 12160 1345-1400  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1.34567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1400-1415  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1.3.567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1400-1415  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   ...4... AWADHI
TAC 12160 1415-1430  41  100 131 2/4/0.5   1234567 HINDI
GRI 12160 1430-1445  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1234567 HINDI
GRI 12160 1445-1515  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1...... PUNJABI
GRI 12160 1445-1515  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   .234567 HINDI
GRI 12160 1515-1545  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   1234567 PUNJABI
GRI 12160 1545-1615  41  300  98 4/8/0.8   .23456. PUNJABI
rather probably via Taskent Uzbekistan instead, like
TAC 12160 1315-1630  41  100 131 2/4/0.5

                    40E+
ERV 12055 1245-1300  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... SANTHALI
ERV 12055 1245-1300  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 KUI
ERV 12055 1300-1315  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... KUMAONI
ERV 12055 1300-1315  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 HO
ERV 12055 1315-1330  41  300 100 08/8/1    123.... MARWARI
ERV 12055 1315-1330  41  300 100 08/8/1    ...45.. MEWADI
ERV 12055 1315-1330  41  300 100 08/8/1    .....6. BRAJ BHASHA
ERV 12055 1315-1330  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 BENGALI
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... BONDO
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    .2..... MAITHILI
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    ..3.... HINDI
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    ...4... KASHMIRI
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    ....5.. TIBETAN
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    .....6. HARYANVI
ERV 12055 1330-1345  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 GARHWALI
ERV 12055 1345-1400  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... KURUKH
ERV 12055 1345-1415  41  300 100 08/8/1    123456. MAITHILI
ERV 12055 1345-1415  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 BUNDELI
ERV 12055 1400-1415  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... KHARIA
ERV 12055 1415-1430  41  300 100 08/8/1    12..... MAGAHI
ERV 12055 1415-1430  41  300 100 08/8/1    ..34... MUNDARI
ERV 12055 1415-1430  41  300 100 08/8/1    ....567 KURUKH
ERV 12055 1430-1445  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... SADARI
ERV 12055 1430-1445  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 DAHAYIA
ERV 12055 1430-1500  41  300 100 08/8/1    .23456. SINDHI
ERV 12055 1445-1500  41  300 100 08/8/1    1...... CHODRI
ERV 12055 1445-1500  41  300 100 08/8/1    ......7 VASAVI
ERV 12055 1500-1530  41  300 100 08/8/1    1.....7 GAMIT
ERV 12055 1500-1515  41  300 100 08/8/1    .2..... GAMIT
ERV 12055 1500-1515  41  300 100 08/8/1    ..34... BHILI
ERV 12055 1500-1515  41  300 100 08/8/1    ....56. VASAVI
ERV 12055 1515-1530  41  300 100 08/8/1    .23.... MOUCHI
ERV 12055 1515-1530  41  300 100 08/8/1    ...4... DHODIA
ERV 12055 1515-1530  41  300 100 08/8/1    ....5.. GUJARATI
ERV 12055 1515-1530  41  300 100 08/8/1    .....6. MARATHI
ERV 12055 1530-1600  41  300 100 08/8/1    1.....7 URDU
                    +40E

Submit reports at:  <http://www.twr.in/technical_info.htm>
(TWR INDIA, via Alokesh Gupta-IND, direct and hcdx
via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)  comment by wb.

AUSTRALIA   Reach Beyond Australia A-16 seasonal operational schedule
Sorted by time  <http://tinyurl.com/zn6bxqp>

Sorted by language  <http://tinyurl.com/jk7vbd8>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DX_SoASia March 18)

AUSTRALIA   Re: Radio Australia dead air 26 Feb: Further to Glenn Hauser's
report of that day when there were open carriers from around 1400 UTC from
RA's Shepparton transmitters, I reported this to RA and today received a
response:

"AUSTRALIA. 9580, 12065 & 12085, Febr 26 at 1404 UT, open carrier/dead air
from all three R. Australia outlets! ..." RA's response:

"Hi Jerome, Thanks for letting us know. We were aware of the outage, the
issue was at contribution end not at Shepparton.
Thanks again, Regards, Radio Australia"

So in short, there was a problem elsewhere within the Australian
Broadcasting Commission in that area which had responsibility for
generating the program feed. At that time it's the middle of the night
down here in Oz, and I think (a) there's no staff on duty at Shepparton,
and
(b) the ABC does not monitor the signals being transmitted from Shepparton
to enable it to react and do something about it.
Nevertheless interesting that they were (became?) aware of the outage.

73s (Jerome van der Linden, Director, Networks On Demand
ACN 079312726, Tel (61) 0418 855953, Fax (618) 83813863
<http://www.nod.com.au>
March 15, ARDXC members discussion list via dxld March 16)

AUSTRIA   90 Jahre Oesterreichischer Versuchsenderverband.
Wien (pts002 / 13.03.2016)  Der Oesterreichische Versuchssenderverband,
die Interessenvertretung aller Funkamateurinnen und Funkamateure in
Oesterreich, feiert 2016 sein 90 jaehriges Bestehen.

Die Festveranstaltung findet am 2. April 2016 um 15 Uhr, im ORF
Radiokulturhaus 1040 Wien, Argentinierstrasse 30a statt.

In einer szenischen Revue von Prof. Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, unter dem Titel
"Und wir merken, leicht verwundert: In zehn Jahren sind wir hundert" wird
die Geschichte des Amateurfunks unterhaltsam rekapituliert...

Quelle: <www.pressetext.com>
<http://amateurfunk-mint.blogspot.co.at/>
<https://www.pressetext.com/news/20160313002>
(via Herbert Meixner-AUT, A-DX ng March 20)

BHUTAN   6035.05  BBS, at 1209-1221* UT on March 21. Slightly stronger
than PBS Yunnan (YL talking in Vietnamese) on 6035.0 kHz; at 1209 & 1213
UT BBS briefly played indigenous instrumental music (as they normally do)
with OM announcer in vernacular; 1216-1220 UT with indigenous music &
singing; suddenly off. A good day for BBS!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

BHUTAN   6035.054  odd frequency BTN BBS Thimpu, S=6 at 1012 UT on March
22. And some 55 Hertz whistle heterodyne tone, against co-channel CNR PBS
Yunnan, Vietnamese sce, "Voice of Shangri La" program. S=9+15dB signal on
remote SDR unit, which joined remotedly at eastern Thailand location.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

BOLIVIA   6024.983 BOL ?  Probably Red R Patria Nueva, La Paz, S=5 -94dBm
tiny signal some 3-5 Hertz wandered up and down
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

BRAZIL   Some Brazilian stations to mention heard this March 20 morning
in 49mb

5939.872 at 0725 UT R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC, S=6 or -84dBm signal.
5964.973 at 0730 UT ZYE858 R. Transmundial, Santa Maria RS, S=5 or -97dBm
6059.774 at 0742 UT Super R Deus e Amor, Curitiba, S=4 or -100dBm signal.
6080.040 at 0745 UT ZYE726 "Radio Marumby onda media e onda curta",
         Curitiba PR, wandered some 2-3 Hertz up and down.
6119.956 at 0748 UT ZYE969 "Super Radio Deus e Amor, Sao Paulo, prayer.
6135.208 at 0751 UT ZYE954 R. Aparecida, Aparecida SP, strongest Brazilian
         px this morning in 49mb, heard in Germany, S=8 signal.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

CHAD  {tentativelly?}   6164.959  Probably Rdif. Nationale Tchadienne,
Gredia, N'Djamea, French program. Widely reported last night on March 19.
Probably extended broadcasts due of coming election in April ?
Noted at 0753 UT on March 20.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)   and later:

CHAD/CHINA   6165 kHz channel is still covered by CRI at 17 UT,
now CRI English from 500 kW beast outlet at Beijing bcast center -
til still 1757 UT.

6164.958  But on remote SDR unit in Doha Qatar, adjacent some 42 Hertz
lower side, a rather strong string visible on becoming dark line path,
from probably Rdif. Nationale Tchadienne, Gredia, N'Djamea, French /
Arabic program. Heard on March 20 at 1712 UT. Widely reported last night
on March 19; and noted also this morning at 0753 UT on March 20.

Probably extended broadcasts due of coming election in April ?

Noted on 6164.959 kHz accurate measured of S=9+10dB signal in southern
Germany, at 1910 UT on March 22. Stronger carrier than rather low
modulation noted.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20 / 22)

Log: Unid 6165 kHz ? N'Djamea ?... 1900 UT annmt French ...
Radio Nationale Tchadienne ?

... caught at 1845 UT March 19, and still there, nothing listed at all. At
the top of the hour, a kind of drum signal, then announcement in French by
a mumbling male. Nothing to make out of it but "Madames et Messieurs" and
probably "je m'appelle". Sounds interesting, but much sideband QRM makes
it difficult to get any details from the news currently read. Before
1900 UT on March 19, I suspected the language I heard to be Arabic.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld March 19)

Hi Thorsten, - The following might be of interest.

"On March 20, the continent of Africa has its very own Super Sunday, with
five countries and one semi-autonomous archipelago holding polls over a
single day that promises color, drama and possibly violence.

People will go to the polls in Republic of Congo to elect their president,
while run-off polls between the two leading candidates in both Niger and
Benin will also take place. A controversial election rerun is taking place
on the holiday destination of Zanzibar, just off Tanzania's east coast,
while Senegalese voters will decide whether to reduce the length of
presidential terms. Finally, the tiny islands of Cape Verde are holding
parliamentary elections."

Full story at  <http://goo.gl/7HDDGp>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 19)

6165, on March 20 at 0535 UT, I'm checking again for Chad, and I do
believe it is back on SW! Unusually, RHC English has CCI in the form of a
fast SAH or a LAH, i.e. rapid flutter maybe 20 Hz apart. At 0542 UT March
20 I can make out some talk under RHC soft music at the moment, sounds
like YL in French. Both signals seem slightly on the lo side, RHC maybe
6159.985 kHz or so.

At 0601.5 UT, RHC carrier cuts off briefly, back on with dead air for a
moment before resuming, but nothing identifiable from the other station;
by 0627 UT it's weakening and 0640 UT hear only RHC. Sunrise in Ndjamena
was 0504 UT; at 12 degrees north it varies only about half an hour during
the year.

This all results from earlier reports March 19:

Thorsten Hallmann in Germany, proprietor of Africalist, had something
suspected in Arabic at 1845 UT, and definitely French after 1900 UT. Bruce
in New York listening via Twente, heard French going off abruptly at 2005
UT. Thorsten, too: "Sign-off at 2005 UT.

All the time French talk only, understood "vigilance" and "terroristes",
talk about various candidates of elections. Various speakers in "clean
French", but some of them "African-accented" nevertheless.

First round of presidential elections in Chad is planned for April 10".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 20)

CHINA   1377   CNR 1, Sinkiang. At 2200 UT on March 22. ID by male then
into talk in Chinese. SIO: 222.

1359  CNR at 2246 UT on March 20 talk by female and male in Chinese, // to
outlets on 4800 and 4820 kHz. At 2300 UT time pips under Free Radio 80s
from U.K. SIO: 111.

1494  PBS Urumqui at 2300-2330 UT on March 20. After a long time observing
this relatively free channel, finally a readable signal this evening.
Lengthy talk by man in Chinese interrupted by short commercials. Signal
improved and two sides could be heard in parallel. The prg was // to 3950
kHz which this evening boomed in very strong. Signal on MW was at times at
SIO 333. But it later gradually disappeared.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

CHINA/INDIA/KYRGYZ REP/TAJIKISTAN   Re: [dx_india] AIR Bhopal on 4810.264

4810.264 kHz (thanks to Wolfy for accurate frequency!), AIR Bhopal
continues to be off frequency (ex4810.0 kHz) on March 16 at 1242 UT.

UNIDENTIFIED. 4766.0 on March 16 strong open carrier 1240 UT;
therefore believe there is *no possibility that this is AIR Leh*, as
signal was just too strong to be them. Still a mystery. No trace of any
audio today. Some log of monitoring on remote SDR unit located in eastern
Thailand, on March 17 at 1030-1330 UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)

4749.992 CHN  CNR1 supposedly -, noted at 1035 UT before local sunset,
              poor and tiny S=4 or -103dBm strength, acc dswci TBS:
              "Zhongyang Renmin Guangbo Diantai, Zhongguo Menggu zhi
              Sheng, China National Radio, Hailar, Nei Menggu, China"
but at 1315 UT heard also co-channel adjacent
4749.9485 INS RRI Makassar, Propinsi Sulawesi Selatan, S=4 -97dBm.

4760.000 IND  AIR Port Blair, on exact accurate fq.
              At 1038 UT on pre-sunset propagation S=4 -100dBm.
4765.000 TJK  Dushanbe Yangi Yul TJK-1st px, S=6 -85dBm at 1320 UT
              hit always as in past days, by 1 kHz adjacent whistle
              carrier on 4766.000 kHz. Unidentified station yet.
4789.9885 TJK BBC Uzbek local target relay 1300-1330 UT, S=8 -78dBm
              One of the four 60 mb units at Dushanbe is always
              some off few Hertz down. 1322 UT.

4800.000 CHN  CNR1 Geermu outlet, proper signal.
and co-channel
4799.996 IND  AIR Hyderabad, Telengana, underneath 'suffering'.

4810.264 IND  AIR Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, proper signal in Eastern
              Thailand, S=9+20dB or -56dBm at 1326 UT March 17.
4820.000 CHN  CNR PBS Xizang program from Lhasa Tibet. S=9+20dB,
              but adjacent some vaguely S=7-8 signal from probably
4819.894 KGZ  Kyrgyz R1 from Bishkek Krasnaya Rechka site at 1328 UT.
4879.995 IND  AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, noted 1332 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)

CONGO   6115, Radio Congo, at 0534-0555 UT on March 23.

My reception here on March 21 was completely all "RN2" (Japan),
from 0518 till clear ID at 0600 UT, with no hint of Radio Congo.

March 23, completely different propagation; fairly decent reception;
clear "Radio Congo" ID, with xylophone(?) before and after ID; only after
about 0550 UT was there any sign of "RN2" far underneath. Radio Congo
really dominated the frequency! Rather pleased to hear this one with a
solid ID.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

CUBA   4765  March 18 at 0132 UT tune-in to no signal from R. Progreso
from Bauta site, just in time to hear it cut on during music. Should now
be starting at 0030 UT during DST season, until 0400 UT. Maybe it was
momentarily off.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 18)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA   5005  RNGE, Radio Bata on March 21 come on about
0535 UT with pop African music (repetitive); some-what better than the
norm. Sign on time varies a great deal!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/VATICAN STATE   [SUDAN non]

Radio Tamazuj to increase broadcast time, news output.

JUBA (18 March)  Shortwave broadcaster Radio Tamazuj, which produces news
and programmes for South Sudan and border areas of Sudan such as the Nuba
Mountains and Blue Nile state, plans to double its airtime and increase
news output starting 27 March.

The station, which has historically dedicated about half of its daily
airtime to news coverage, plans to introduce additional programming
focusing on peace-building, reconciliation, justice, political topics and
local governance as well as programming for women and children.

In collaboration with other media houses, the station also aims to improve
media access for war victims, widows, the war disabled and war wounded,
orphans and others who have suffered through the ongoing civil war in
South Sudan, according to a proposal shared by the station recently with
the National Editors' Forum in South Sudan.

Radio Tamazuj markets itself as a radio for "all communities," according
to its on-air branding. The station broadcasts in Arabic, using mutually
intelligible dialects spoken widely in Sudan and South Sudan.

Starting from 27 March the station will air programmes from 6:30 to 7:30
LT / 0330-0430 UT on
11650 kHz on the 25 meter band and
 9600 kHz on the 31 meter band.

 9600 kHz 0330-0430 UT 39SW,47E,48W  TDF ISS Issoudun France 250kW 138degr
11650 kHz 0330-0430 UT 39SW,47E,48W  FPU MDC MGLOB S.A., Shortwave station
MGLOB (ex RNW), Madagascar.                                  250kW 335degr

And 15150 kHz and 15550 kHz on the 19 meter band each evening
from 17:30 to 18:30 LT / 1430-1530 UT.

15150 kHz 1430-1500 UT 39SW,47E,48W  VAT SMG Santa Maria di Galeria
250 kW 150degr CVA PNW FPU

15150 kHz 1500-1530 UT 39SW,47E,48W  FPU MDC MGLOB S.A., Shortwave station
MGLOB (ex RNW), Madagascar.
250kW 340degr  MDG PNW FPU

Clash on 15150 kHz between 1430-1500 UT with SLBC Trincomalee Sri Lanka
request co-channel.

This represents an increase from one hour daily airtime to two hours
daily.

Radio Tamazuj is among the fastest growing radio stations in South Sudan,
according to a survey carried out in five counties in 2015, which found
that more than 20% of the station's listeners were new listeners, more
than any other station.

Another survey carried out the same year in the Malakal PoC found that
about half of radio users listened to Radio Tamazuj, making it nearly as
popular as the UN Radio Miraya, in spite of significantly shorter
broadcast hours. Forcier Consulting, which carried out the survey,
reported,

"Those with access to a radio most commonly listen to Radio Miraya (74%)
and Radio Tamazuj (49%)." This represented growth of more than 100%
compared to a baseline survey done in August 2014, less than six months
prior.Radio Miraya is the country's largest radio by listenership, owing
to its wide network of FM repeaters, but shortwave radio is the only
option for people in areas where FM coverage is limited or non-existent.
In Raja County, for example, a survey carried out last year found that
only 39% of people had even heard of Radio Miraya, compared to 59% for
Radio Tamazuj.

Similarly, Forcier's research in Leer County, where the popular Naath FM
has been off-air for most of the last two years, showed that shortwave
stations Radio Tamazuj and Voice of America were fall-back options for
listeners in the conflict-stricken area. About one in five people were
aware of Tamazuj, equivalent to about half of the Arabic-speaking
population.

Radio Tamazuj's upcoming expansion aims to serve listeners in such
unreached places as well as provide an alternative to FM coverage in areas
without independent radio stations. In Warrap State, for example, where
the state-run Kuacjok FM reaches only parts of the state and functions
only three hours per day, Radio Tamazuj will offer state-wide broadcast
coverage and access to uncensored information.

Meanwhile, Forcier's research report, which was made public earlier this
week, shows a declining role for the state-run Radio Juba, with weekly
listenership in Juba at only 17% compared to 23% in 2013.

By contrast, Eye Radio, which is based in Juba but also launched FM
repeaters in several state capitals last year, showed strong growth in the
FM market, with its weekly reach in Juba rising from 22% in 2013 to 48% in
2015. The radio's parent organization Eye Media this week also launched a
trial issue of a new newspaper, The Eye (pictured below), which was
distributed free of charge.

Other new newspapers to appear in Juba this past month include Daily
Vision newspaper and Dawn Arabic newspaper, which is financially backed by
South Sudan's National Security Service, according to a media source in
Juba.

<https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/radio-tamazuj-increase-broadcast-time-news-output>
(Jose M. Romero-ESP, hcdx March 20)

GERMANY   DW in A-16 summer season again from MBR Nauen site.

[ASCENSION ISL/FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/SAO TOME/SOUTH AFRICA/SRI LANKA/UAE]

<http://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/medienmagazin/radio_news/beitraege/2016/dw_nauen.html>

A-16 summer schedule

 6045 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW MEY 250  19  12 216 Swa AFS DWL 15045
 9800 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW NAU 500 155   0 216 Swa D   DWL   374
 9800 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   MEY 250  19  12 411 Eng AFS DWL   375
 9800 0500-0600 48SW,52NE,52S MEY 250  19  12 411 Eng AFS DWL   376
 9830 0630-0700 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   378
 9830 1300-1400 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   379
 9830 1800-1900 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   380
11820 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   MDC 250 300   0 105 Eng MDG DWL  7425
11820 0500-0600 46E,47,48,52  MDC 250 265 -15 158 Eng MDG DWL  7426
15215 1330-1400 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Prs CLN DWL   387
15215 1400-1430 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Pus CLN DWL   388
15250 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW TRM 250 255 -15 217 Swa CLN DWL 15046
15250 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   TRM 250 255 -15 217 Eng CLN DWL  7427
15250 0500-0600 46E,47,48,52  ISS 500 145   0 217 Eng F   DWL 10040
15275 1000-1100 48SW,52E,53NW MDC 250 300   0 105 Swa MDG DWL   392
15275 1500-1600 48SW,52E,53NW TRM 250 255 -15 217 Swa CLN DWL   393
15275 1600-1700 48            TRM 250 270   0 216 Amh CLN DWL   394
15275 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 170   0 217 Fra F   DWL 13131
15275 1800-1900 46,47W        ISS 500 175   0 217 Hau F   DWL   396
15325 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 180   9 211 Fra F   DWL   398
15430 1330-1400 40E,41NW      DHA 250  45 -15 146 Prs UAE DWL   403
15430 1400-1430 40E,41NW      DHA 250  45 -15 146 Pus UAE DWL   404
15530 0630-0700 46,47W        NAU 500 185   0 218 Hau D   DWL   405
15530 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   ISS 500 175   0 216 Eng F   DWL   406
17710 1000-1100 48SW,52E,53NW MEY 250  19  12 411 Swa AFS DWL   410
17710 1500-1600 48SW,52E,53NW DHA 250 215   0 218 Swa UAE DWL 15047
17720 1330-1400 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Prs CLN DWL 13132
17720 1400-1430 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Pus CLN DWL 13133
17740 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 180   0 207 Fra F   DWL 13134
17800 0500-0600 46E,47,48W,52 TRM 250 245 -30 216 Eng CLN DWL   412
17800 0630-0700 46,47W        ISS 500 160   0 217 Hau F   DWL   413
17800 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   ISS 500 160   0 217 Eng F   DWL   414
17800 1300-1400 46,47W        ASC 250  55 -30 216 Hau G   DWL   415
17800 1600-1700 48            DHA 250 225   0 218 Amh UAE DWL 15048
17800 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ASC 250  65   0 147 Fra G   DWL   416
17800 1800-1900 46,47W        ISS 500 170   0 207 Hau F   DWL   417
21780 0630-0700 46,47W        DHA 250 260   0 218 Hau UAE DWL 15049
21780 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   DHA 250 260   0 218 Eng UAE DWL 15050
21780 1300-1400 46,47W        DHA 250 260   0 218 Hau UAE DWL 15051

Language sorted
15275 1600-1700 48            TRM 250 270   0 216 Amh CLN DWL   394
17800 1600-1700 48            DHA 250 225   0 218 Amh UAE DWL 15048

 9800 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   MEY 250  19  12 411 Eng AFS DWL   375
 9800 0500-0600 48SW,52NE,52S MEY 250  19  12 411 Eng AFS DWL   376
11820 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   MDC 250 300   0 105 Eng MDG DWL  7425
11820 0500-0600 46E,47,48,52  MDC 250 265 -15 158 Eng MDG DWL  7426
15250 0400-0500 46SE,47,48W   TRM 250 255 -15 217 Eng CLN DWL  7427
15250 0500-0600 46E,47,48,52  ISS 500 145   0 217 Eng F   DWL 10040
15530 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   ISS 500 175   0 216 Eng F   DWL   406
17800 0500-0600 46E,47,48W,52 TRM 250 245 -30 216 Eng CLN DWL   412
17800 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   ISS 500 160   0 217 Eng F   DWL   414
21780 0700-0800 37,38,39,46   DHA 250 260   0 218 Eng UAE DWL 15050

15275 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 170   0 217 Fra F   DWL 13131
15325 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 180   9 211 Fra F   DWL   398
17740 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ISS 500 180   0 207 Fra F   DWL 13134
17800 1700-1800 37,38,46,47   ASC 250  65   0 147 Fra G   DWL   416

 9830 0630-0700 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   378
 9830 1300-1400 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   379
 9830 1800-1900 46,47W        SAO 100  20   0 105 Hau STP DWL   380
15275 1800-1900 46,47W        ISS 500 175   0 217 Hau F   DWL   396
15530 0630-0700 46,47W        NAU 500 185   0 218 Hau D   DWL   405
17800 0630-0700 46,47W        ISS 500 160   0 217 Hau F   DWL   413
17800 1300-1400 46,47W        ASC 250  55 -30 216 Hau G   DWL   415
17800 1800-1900 46,47W        ISS 500 170   0 207 Hau F   DWL   417
21780 0630-0700 46,47W        DHA 250 260   0 218 Hau UAE DWL 15049
21780 1300-1400 46,47W        DHA 250 260   0 218 Hau UAE DWL 15051

15215 1330-1400 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Prs CLN DWL   387
15430 1330-1400 40E,41NW      DHA 250  45 -15 146 Prs UAE DWL   403
17720 1330-1400 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Prs CLN DWL 13132

15215 1400-1430 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Pus CLN DWL   388
15430 1400-1430 40E,41NW      DHA 250  45 -15 146 Pus UAE DWL   404
17720 1400-1430 40E,41NW      TRM 250 335 -10 206 Pus CLN DWL 13133

 6045 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW MEY 250  19  12 216 Swa AFS DWL 15045
 9800 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW NAU 500 155   0 216 Swa D   DWL   374
15250 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW TRM 250 255 -15 217 Swa CLN DWL 15046
15275 1000-1100 48SW,52E,53NW MDC 250 300   0 105 Swa MDG DWL   392
15275 1500-1600 48SW,52E,53NW TRM 250 255 -15 217 Swa CLN DWL   393
17710 1000-1100 48SW,52E,53NW MEY 250  19  12 411 Swa AFS DWL   410
17710 1500-1600 48SW,52E,53NW DHA 250 215   0 218 Swa UAE DWL 15047

Die letzten Registrierungs Requests fuer den Sommer A-16 der DWL Bonn

beinhalten einen ganzen Strauss von gemieteten Sendestunden in den
Anlagen, meist via FMO Frequency Management Organizations, wie
Media Broadcast und Babckock in

ASC  Babcock, Ascension Island.
DHA  Babcock, Al Dhabbaya, UAE.
ISS  TDF Issoudun, France.
MDC  MDG  MGLOB S.A., Shortwave station MGLOB (ex RNW), Madagascar.
MEY  SenTec Meyerton, South Africa.
NAU  MBR Media Broadcast Nauen, Germany.
SAO  IBB US Sao Tome.
TRM  SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
(DWL, HFCC requests March 18)

LIBYA   Tripoli aligned its MW tx km8 now rather on 1053.006 kHz, heard at
0700 UT on March 22, on remote unit in southern Italy. Was previously on
odd frequency of 1053.1015 kHz

LBY  Tripoli km8-westwards from harbour central point.
MW Tripoli 1053 kHz 50 kW; 1404 kHz 20 kW
32 51 32.39 N  13 04 39.83 E

<http://maps.google.de/maps?q=32%C2%B051%2732.39%22N++13%C2%B004%2739.83%22E&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=32.858672,13.077765&spn=0.003407,0.006968&sll=51.151786,10.415039&sspn=20.897603,57.084961&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=18>

4 mast in the background
<http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/30852093.jpg>
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

MADAGASCAR   5820  QSL RTE Radio International - Talata Volonondry
verified an electronic report to  <hearus -at- rte.ie>  with a full data
electronic PDF attachment in 43 days neglecting to include the transmitter
location:

MDG  MGLOB S.A., Shortwave station MGLOB (ex RNW) Madgascar.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 20)

MADAGASCAR   6065  AWR, at *0258 UT on March 21. Again with "Voice of
Hope" ID; thanks to Bill Bingham (RSA) for his input, as he also had heard
the very same ID and learned that VOH is not part of the usual AWR ID, but
is instead probably a program ID for a show that AWR produces. Very
helpful info!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

MADAGASCAR   Geplanter Sendestart von MWV  WCB Mahajanga.
SW transmission start on Sunday March 27.

Thanks Glenn, for correction of the station US call,
not a FCC registration four-letter call there.  wb.

It's WORLD CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, so where do you get the extra W to
call it WWCB???  Wolfy has been doing this too. (gh)

> und der Zwilling von KNLS, die Station aus Madagascar
> MWV WCB Mahajanga sollte auch mal langsam in die Luft gehen.

Laut der Internetseite von World Christian Broadcasting ist der
Ostersonntag, 27. Maerz 2016 fuer den offiziellen Sendebeginn geplant.

<http://www.worldchristian.org/Updates/LatestNews/updates.php>
(Ralf Urbanczyk-D, A-DX ng March 13)

WCB  MWV A-16 schedule change on Febr 16

ex 5925 0200-0300 UT to zones 12NE,12S,13,14N,14SE,15W  MWV  100kW 250degr
MDG  MWV  WCB Spanish, to be replaced by new 6190 kHz.

ex11850 1900-2000 UT to zones 38E,39,40NW,40S,48NW      MWV  100kW 355degr
MDG  MWV  WCB Arabic, to be replaced by new 11945 kHz.

 6150 0300 0400 12            MWV 100 265   0 218 Spa MDG MWV WCB Spanish
 6190 0200 0300 12,13,14,15   MWV 100 250 -15 218 Spa MDG MWV WCB Spanish
 9455 2200 2300 43,44W,49NW   MWV 100  55  30 218 Chn MDG MWV WCB Mandarin
 9480 0400 0500 36-38W,46,47  MWV 100 295  30 218 Eng MDG MWV WCB English
 9570 1800 1900 19,20,29,30W  MWV 100 355 -30 218 Rus MDG MWV WCB Russian
 9665 0100 0200 41,42S        MWV 100  40  15 218 Eng MDG MWV WCB English
11615 2100 2200 27S,28SW,37N  MWV 100 325   0 218 Chn MDG MWV WCB Mandarin
11770 2200 2300 36-38,46,47NW MWV 100 325   0 218 Arb MDG MWV WCB Arabic
11945 1900 2000 38-40S,48NW   MWV 100 355 -30 218 Arb MDG MWV WCB Arabic
13710 2000 2100 38,46NE,47N   MWV 100 340  15 218 Arb MDG MWV WCB Arabic
17640 1800 1900 36-37,46-48,52-53 MWV 100 310 -15 218 Eng MWV WCB English
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Febr 16)

Summer A-16 of WCB Madagascar World Voice
0100-0200  9665 MWV 100 kW 040 deg to SoAS  English
0200-0300  6190 MWV 100 kW 250 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0300-0400  6150 MWV 100 kW 265 deg to SoAM  Spanish
0400-0500  9480 MWV 100 kW 295 deg to CeAF  English
1800-1900  9570 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to EaEUR Russian
1800-1900 17640 MWV 100 kW 310 deg to CeAF  English
1900-2000 11945 MWV 100 kW 355 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1900-2000 13710 MWV 100 kW 340 deg to EaAF  Arabic
2100-2200 11615 MWV 100 kW 325 deg to WeEUR Chinese
2200-2300  9455 MWV 100 kW 055 deg to EaAS  Chinese
2200-2300 11770 MWV 100 kW 325 deg to NoAF  Arabic

MADAGASCAR/ALASKA    1st Quarter 2016 - WCB News Update.

How Soon Will We Be On The Air From Madagascar?

Our staff represented us in January at the meeting of the High Frequency
Coordinating Council before returning to Madagascar. This is the
equivalent to the FCC here in America. We will finalize all the steps
necessary to officially begin broadcasting March 27!

Various computers and electronic systems are being installed now at the
new station.

The team from Continental Electronics is currently there to sign off on
all the connections to the transmitters. Following that, we will turn on
the new station, and testing of the new equipment, radio frequencies and
antennas will begin.

Programs will begin broadcasting to the Middle East in Arabic, to Africa
with English for Africa programs and in Spanish to South America. New
areas in Russia, China and the Pacific Rim will hear the gospel from the
Madagascar station.

What Has Been Happening While We Have Been Waiting

On The New Station To Begin Broadcasting?

Broadcasts in Spanish have been covering Cuba and most of Latin America
several hours each week from time purchased from three Spanish radio
stations. Twenty (20) hours of programs each day have been sent out from
Station KNLS in Alaska. Ten hours of Mandarin Chinese, five hours of
English and five hours of Russian broadcasts have been blanketing about
half the world each day. Over six million hits occurred on our six
websites.

A new transmitter has replaced the 32-year old transmitter, which gives us
a solid infrastructure there for the next 20 years.

For What Should We Be Praying At This Exciting Time?

Pray for a successful time of testing at the new station. Pray for more
listeners. Pray for courage in our listeners who live in areas hostile to
Christianity. Our staff who writes and records all of our programs covets
your prayers. Please pray that they will know the needs of their listeners
and their programming will have the ability to connect billions of people
with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for all of the donors of World
Christian Broadcasting that they will continue to support this God blessed
ministry to make a genuine impact in The Middle East, Russia, China,
Africa, South America, India, and many other areas that will receive our
signal. [...]

Andy Baker
<abaker -at- worldchristian.org>  phone 615-417-3906
(dxld March 16)

MYANMAR   [CHINA/INDIA/IRAN/LAOS/MALAYSIA/PHILIPPINES/TAIWAN/VIETNAM]

0030-0300 UT on March 23, log on remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand:

4760.000 IND  AIR Port Blair, Brookshabad, Andaman and Nicobar
         Islands sce, in Hindi, at 0030 UT. S=6 -92dBm.
         Morning fade-out path signal.
Port Blair Haddo Post, Dilanipur, Port Blair-744102,
Andaman & Nicobar Isl., India
<portblair -at- air.org.in>  <airportblair -at- rediffmail.com>  1x10 txer

4799.997 CHN  CNR1 Chinese service from Geermu transmitter center #916.
         Endless talk by mens at 0033 UT on March 23.
         S=7 or -85dBm signal in eastern Thailand SDR unit.
4810.271 IND  AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, usual ODD frequency
         outlet, subcontinental singer at 0035 UT on March 23
         S=7 or -82dBm signal, in remote SDR in eastern Thailand.
Bhopal Shyamla Hills, Bhopal-462002, Madhya Pradesh, India
<bhopal -at- air.org.in>  1x50 txer

4820even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Chinese sce, S=6 or -88dBm.
         from Lhasa-Baiding #602 transmitter center in Tibet,
         in western China. 0037 UT.
4880.005 IND  AIR Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Hindi sce, just on S=6
         or -92dBm tiny threshold level at 0038 UT March 23.
Lucknow 18 Vidhan Sabha Marg, Lucknow-226001, Uttar Pradesh, India
<lucknow -at- air.org.in>  <seairlko -at- sancharnet.in>  1x50 txer

4905even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Tibetan sce, from Lhasa-Baiding
         #602 transmitter center in Tibet, in western China.
         "This is Holy Tibet, China Tibet People?s Broadcasting
         Company", talk by two men at 0040 UT on March 23,
         S=8 or -80dBm. // 6025, 6110 and 6200 kHz.
4910.003 IND  AIR Jaipur, Rajahstan, tiny S=5 or -96dBm threshold
         signal level at 0041 UT on March 23.
Jaipur 5 Park House, Mirza Ismail Road, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan, India
<jaipur -at- air.org.in>  1x50 txer

4920even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Tibetan sce, from Lhasa-Baiding
         #602 transmitter center in Tibet, in western China.
         talk by two men at 0043 UT on March 23, S=8 or -80dBm.
4970.016 IND  AIR Shillong, Mawgrong, Meghalaya North Eastern
         subcontinental shrill type singer, fair to weak,
         S=7 or -86dBm average signal at 0045 UT on March 23.
Shillong NE Service, Pomdngiem, Opposite GPO,
Shillong-793001, Meghalaya, India
<shillong -at- air.org.in>  1x50 txer

5010.007 IND  AIR Thiruvananthapuram, poor tiny S=5 or -96dBm signal,
         interview phone talk by two men at 0046 UT on March 23,
         in remote SDR in eastern Thailand.
Thiruvananthapuram Bhakti Vilas, Vazuthacaud, Thiruvanathapuram-695014,
Kerala, India
<se_airtvm -at- rediffmail.com>  <sd -at- airtvm.com>  1x50 txer

5040.003 IND  AIR Jeypore, Odisha, not strong, S=6 in peaks -88dBm.
         0048 UT, QRM CODAR wiper sound on 5030 to 5051 kHz range
         underneath.
Jeypore Jeypore-764005, Odisha, India
<jeypore -at- air.org.in>  <airjeypore -at- rediffmail.com>  1x50 txer

5050even CHN  Guangxi Beibu Bay Radio, Nanning, Guangxi, in ? Vietnamese ?
         language service, Chinese girl singer group at 0049 UT
         on March 23, S=9+5 or -68dBm strength.
6200even CHN  CNR PBS Xizang Tibetan language sce at 0051 UT on March 23,
         from Lhasa Baiding #602 bcast center site. Male presenter talk.
         // 4905, 6025 and 6110 kHz.
6190even CHN  CNR PBS Xinjiang, Mongolian sce from Urumqi site, at 0052 UT
         on March 23. Tiny S=5 signal in eastern Thailand remote unit.
6180even CHN  CRI English sce via Kashgar site, two female presenter talk
         S=7 or -84dBm signal in Thailand, at 0054 UT.
6170.002 PHL  DZRM-AM probably Radyo Magasin, Quezon City, Filipino
         program, S=8 or -75dBm at 0055 UT on March 23. Cl-d at 0100 UT ?
6164.996 MMR  Thazin Radio, from Pyin U Lwin northern bcast center site,
         0056 UT on March 23, S=9+10dB or -63dBm proper signal heard in
         eastern Thailand remote unit. Light mx singer performed.
6155even CHN  Probably CNR2 Beijing tiny signal at 0058 UT on March 23,
         S=5 or -88dBm poor signal, fade out morning path.
6145.021 IND  AIR Aligarh, Urdu sce, 500 kW beast registered. S=8 -76dBm.
6129.998 LAO  Laotian National Radio Vientiane, female presenter
         in probably Lao language at 0101 UT on March 23, followed by mx
         program, but rather western modern mx, not SoEaAS folkloric
         style, S=9+10dB or -61dBm signal on remote SDR unit in eastern
         Thailand neighbourhood.
         To mention Lao Radio Vientiane was on exact even frequency
         lately, but now wandered 2 Hertz down to lower sideband.
6120even CHN  CNR PBS Xinjiang, Uighur sce from Urumqi site, at 0103 UT
         on March 23. Tiny S=5 or -96dBm signal in eastern Thailand unit.
6110even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Tibetan sce, from Lhasa-Baiding
         #602 transmitter center in Tibet, in western China.
         Talk by two men at 0108 UT on March 23, S=8 or -80dBm.
         // 4905, 6025 and 6200 kHz.
6100.005 IRN  VoIRIB Kamalabad, still carrier on air in 0114-0120 UT
         Urdu sce to start 0120 UT-0220 UT. S=9+5dB or -66dBm strength.
6090even CHN  CNR2 Chinese service from Geermu transmitter center #916.
         Female presenter talk at 0120 UT on March 23.
         S=8 or -80dBm signal in eastern Thailand SDR unit.
6075even CHN  CRI English sce via Kashgar site, S=7-8 signal in Thailand,
         fluttery at 0121 UT. But underneath a second signal carrier
         visible, weaker on 6074.987 kHz exact fq. latter rather stn
         from Taiwan ?, - or 24hrs jammer against Taiwan px ?
6059.989 CHN  SCBS2 PBS Sichuan-2, from Chengdu, Chinese at 0123 UT,
         scheduled acc Aoki Nagoya list til 0135 UT. S=7 -88dBm strength,
         and also a weaker signal co-channel on 6059.999 kHz.
6050even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Chinese language sce,
         from Lhasa-Baiding #602 transmitter center in Tibet,
         in western China, at 0128 UT on March 23, S=5-6 tiny.
6035.053 BTN  odd frequency BTN BBS Thimpu, S=7-8 or -80dBm at 0130 UT
         on March 23. Himalayan region like music, heard on remote SDR
         unit in eastern Thailand location.
6029.993 MMR  Thazin Radio, from Pyin U Lwin northern bcast center site,
         English service at 0136 UT on March 23. Program schedule forecast
         read by female presenter at 0137-0138 UT on March 23.
         S=9+15dB or -56dBm proper signal heard in neighbouring eastern
         Thailand remote unit.
6025even CHN  CNR via PBS Xizang, Tibetan sce, from Lhasa-Baiding
         #602 transmitter center in Tibet, in western China.
         Very poor signal on this channel  on remote Thailand unit
         at 0143 UT on March 23, S=5 only. // 4905, 6110 and 6200 kHz.
6019.999 VTN  VoVietnam 4th px from Dac Lac site, Vietnamese singer
         at 0145 UT on March 23, S=+10dB or -67dBm. Endless montonous
         singer program.
         And Dac Lac outlet usually also accompanied by two spurious
         signals on 6006.633 and 6033.366 kHz, some 13.368 kHz distance
         apart away. Spur signals wobble steadily 3-5 Hertz in
         frequency, variable behaviour.
5914.992 MMR  Myanmar Radio Naypyidaw in 0150 UT time slot.
         Sweet soft smooth Burmese female talk presenter.
         S=9+10dB or -64dBm signal in eastern Thailand remote unit.
Thazin Radio / Myanmar Kachin Radio, from Pyin Oo Lwin and Myanmar Radio
on single 5915 kHz from new capital Naypyidaw erected in 2008 - 2009
year by MW Nautel, and SW BBEF Beijing in Pyin Oo Lwin / RIZ Zagreb
in Yangoon Yegu site units.

7200.104 MMR  When checked at 0153 UT on March 23, Myanmar Radio of
         Yangoon Yegu site was on air, much distorted audio, seemingly
         older TX unit and final tube stage was wrong.
         S=9+15dB or -62dBm morning path signal at 0154 UT March 23.

Close-adjacent 7210 kHz Dac Lac-VTN was rather S=9+25dB strong.

7209.999 VTN  VoVTN 1st px, from Dac Lac, and two symmetrical spurious
         of 13.765 kHz apart fq distance either side, on 7196.232 and
         7223.764 kHz, varying wobble a little bit of 5 Hz to the narrow
         side at 0157 UT, female voice presenter in Vietnamese.
         Heard in eastern Thailand remote unit.
7269.998 CHN  NMRB  PBS Nei Menggu domestic Mongolian sce from
         Hohhot #839 transmission center, tiny S=5 -94dBm after fade-out
         morning signal at 0212 UT, heard in eastern Thailand.
7280.002 IRN  VoIRIB Sirjan in Hindi language, S=5 at 0215 UT.
7319.991 UAE  FEBC Radio via Al Dhabbaya UAE relay site, Baluchi sce
         - but Urdu on other days at 0216 UT, S=6 or -90dBm in Thailand.
         Scheduled 0200-0230 UT, language varying.
7420.003 CHN  NMRB  PBS Nei Menggu domestic sce from Hohhot #839
         transmission center,in Chinese language. S=5-6 or -84dBm signal
         across the CHN nation into THA at 0220 UT.
7429.999 IND  AIR Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, and co-channel two
         accompanied test tone sine signals on air, just symmetrical
         +/- 1054 Hertz test tone on both 7428.945 and 7431.053 kHz,
         at 0223 UT March 23, S=7 or -86dBm, in remote SDR unit in
         eastern Thailand.
9589.994 MMR  Thazin Radio from Pyin Oo Lwin site, S=8 or -78dBm signal
         heard at 0230 UT on March 23. Fluttery signal, local Burmese pop
         mx singer.
9635.796 VTN  Voice of Vietnam 1st sce from Son Tay bcast center site,
         S=8 or -78dBm fair signal at 0232 UT on usual very odd frequency.
9729.9985 MMR Accurate frequency of Myanmar Radio heard at 0236 UT
         on March 23, S=8 or -81dBm signal probably from Rangoon Yegu
         site?  Mixed Burmese and English sentences program.
         Different modulation, music parts was broadband noted,
         but spoken part very narrow bandwidth heard and visible
         of only 2 kHz wide !
9835even MLA  RTM Sarawak FM still on service, heard Asian pop mx,
         at S=8 or -78dBm level, at 0245 UT on March 23.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

NIGERIA   Tuned-in too late, at 0658 UT, the grey-line is now out midst on
the Atlantic Ocean, and path Nigeria to Germany is real in broad daylight.
So, I could only 'see' two strings visible on screen:

6089.959  NIG  VoNigeria Kaduna channel, measured accurate fq, next to
even Anguilla prayer program on 6090 kHz even.

7254.939  NIG  VoNigeria in probably Hausa lang around 0700 UT on Sunday
March 20, next to even Belarus R Minsk on even 7255.0 kHz.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

PAKISTAN   1035  Radio Pakisan, Multan starts regular transmission.

from Febr 16, 2016: Radio Pakistan, Multan testing on 1035 kHz

PBC, Multan SRM

Radio Pakistan, Multan has started test transmission on 1035 kHz using new
Nautel NX-100 transmitter with effect from 4th Feb, 2016. Well known dxer
from India, Jose Jacob noted the station first on air 5th Feb, 2016 at
1400 UT. Test transmission is scheduled 1200-1600 UT (1700-2100 Local
Time). They are announcing phone number to send listening reports, also
live tele conversation with listeners about broadcast by new transmitter
was noticed.

Radio Pakistan Multan was inaugurated on 21st November 1970. The listening
area of Radio Pakistan Multan comprises of District Multan, Vehari,
Khanewal, Lodhran, Muzaffar Garh, Lyyea, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajan Pur.

Related:
Nautel NX100 Transmitter

<http://www.nautel.com/solutions/high-power-mw-nx-series-100kw-2mw/>

(Photo's courtesy PBC,Multan)

[now]  Radio Pakisan, Multan starts regular transmission. After testing
it's new 100 kW Nautel NX100 transmitter for almost a month Radio
Pakistan, Multan has started its regular transmission on 10th March 2016.

Timings :
0545-0930 Hours Local Time (0045-0430 UTC)
1100-2300 Hours Local Time (0600-1800 UTC)

Related:
<http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.in/search?q=multan>
(Alokesh Gupta-IND, DXsasia March 23)

PNG   [BOUGAINVILLE isl]  3325  NBC Bougainville, at 1145-1205* UT on
March 21. Today NBC slightly better than RRI; pop songs with DJ in
Pidgin/Tok Pisin; 1202 UT full "NBC Bougainville" ID with usual
frequencies; into the news in English; suddenly off.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

PHILIPPINES   15355  QSL Radio Veritas Asia verified an electronic report
for a second time with a full data postal reply featuring a "Cebu Island"
card, key ring, station sticker, information brochure about "The Voice of
Asian Christianity" and book mark in 58 days from Ms. Arlene A. Donarber,
Audience Research & Relations Officer. Except for the information
brochure, the package was identical to the previous reply.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 20)

PHILIPPINES   15640 // 17700 // 17820, R. Pilipinas, at 0203 UT on March
21; long version of the "PBS ... 7,100 islands. One Philippines. One
Nation" song; the usual opening statement from Sammy Coloma (Secretary
Presidential Communications Operations) welcoming listeners to R.
Pilipinas and acknowledging Filipino overseas workers; all fair.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

SERBIA   1269. RTS Novi Sad. At 2308 UT on March 18. NX in Serbian by man
giving sports results. SIO: 322.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

SOUTH AFRICA  [to UGANDA]   5910, clandestine Radio Lead Africa via SenTec
Meyerton-AFS site, at 0330-0358* UT, March 21 (Monday). Carried their own
program; person on phone in vernacular with person in studio translating
into English; technical problems with phone connection; hard to hear the
person on the phone, while the studio audio was good; two different spots
giving their schedule for days and times of broadcasts; Colombia (v5910+
kHz) as usual went off about 0257 UT.

My audio is partially clear: "Lead Africa Radio," but think she stumbled
over the first time she said "Radio," just before the "Lead Africa Radio,"
as that was not too clear.

My audio, starting with two spots for their schedule, followed by
translation, at  <https://goo.gl/0kTXbr>
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

SOUTH AFRICA   Radio Lead Africa. Thank you Thorsten for the update!

A reminder that Friday (UT), from about 0255 to 0359 UT, "Radio Lead
Africa" will again be on 5910 kHz. The good news is that I have noted this
week that Colombia (5910+ kHz) now routinely signs off just before
0300 UT, so RLAM should have QRM-free reception.

BTW - Radio Munansi's contact info is North Hollywood, CA.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)

Thorsten wrote:
Here's a stream of Radio Lead Africa:

<http://de.streema.com/radios/play/94039>

A reason for not hearing IDs might be that they broadcast material of
other stations. Titles of the musical pieces/programmes are displayed
next to the stream, at the moment:

"Dr Kiyingi's Q&A on Radio Munansi, October 20th 2015 - YouTube".
No English heard here.
(Thorsten Hallmann-D, dxld March 17)

Tentative RLA schedule via SenTec Meyerton in A-16 season 270316-290316

 5915 0300 0400 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 20 15 216 236 Eng  AFS RLA SNT
 7425 1900 2100 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 20 15 216 17  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
 9900 1700 1800 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 17  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
12060 0500 0600 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 45  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
12060 0500 0700 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 7   Eng  AFS RLA SNT

Tentative RLA schedule via SenTec Meyerton in A-16 season 270316-290316

 5915 0300 0400 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 20 15 216 236 Eng  AFS RLA SNT
 7425 1900 2100 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 20 15 216 17  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
 9900 1700 1800 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 17  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
12060 0500 0600 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 45  Eng  AFS RLA SNT
12060 0500 0700 48,47S,52NE,53NW MEY 100 15 30 216 7   Eng  AFS RLA SNT

Is that only a 3 days operation request ?

Or is the final date a keyboard glitch,
and should rather mean final at '291016' in late October ?

See operation days 4 = Wed on 30 March, til  7 = Saturday on 2 April
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)

SOUTH AFRICA/ZAMBIA   Re: 5915  Radio Lead Africa.

Hi Wolfy, RLAM on "5915 kHz 0300-0400 UT" would QRM ZNBC / Radio One
(Zambia) also on 5915 kHz from sign on about 0240 UT. Certainly not the
best frequency / time for them.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)

Zambia is not never very strong these days, when monitored northerly. I
guess Zambia is only on decreased 10 kW power level now. Distance from
southern Africa is some 2000 kilometers away of Uganda/Rwanda/Kenya.

Only tiny S=3 or -105dBm signal heard in DARC Amberg club remote station.

NBC Zambia - Nothing reliable signal heard in German-Swiss border remote
unit tonight, nor at Forli Italy, Calabria Italy, Madrid Spain, Zakynthos
Greece, or Doha Qatar either, at 0300-0320 UT on March 18.

Out of approx. 15 to 20 degrees signal of ITU#216 type curtain antenna
from SenTec Meyerton-RSA give a much stronger signal northerly
in Uganda / Rwanda / Kenya target.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 18)

SPAIN   Cambio de frecuencias REE Madrid, Noblejas.
<http://www.rtve.es/radio/20160316/cambio-hora-cambio-frecuencias/1319931.shtml>

Cambio de frecuencias de REE, RTVE.es

Frecuencias desde el 27 de marzo de 2016 hasta el 30 de octubre de 2016.

Radio Exterior de Espana emite su programacion desde las 20 hasta
las 00 horas, Tiempo Universal Coordinado, de lunes a viernes.

Las frecuencias de emision y las zonas de cobertura son las siguientes:

- Africa y Atlantico sur, 15390 kHz, banda de 19 metros.

- America del sur, 17715 kHz, banda de 16 metros.

- America del norte, 17855 kHz, banda de 16 metros.

- Oriente Medio e Indico, 15500 kHz, banda de 19 metros.

Y los sabados y domingos:

- Africa y Atlantico sur, 21620 kHz, banda de 13 metros
  (de 16 a 20 horas), y 15390 kHz., banda de 19 metros (de 20 a 00 horas)

- America del sur, 17715 kHz, banda de 16 metros (de 16 a 00 horas).

- America del norte, 17855 kHz, banda de 16 metros (de 16 a 00 horas).

- Oriente Medio e Indico, 15500 kHz, banda de 19 metros
  (de 16 a 00 horas).

Radio Exterior de Espana se puede seguir a traves de la radio satelital en
todos los puntos del planeta las 24 horas del dia ininterrumpidamente.
Estos son los satelites:

Ses Astra 1M:       frecuencia 11.626,5 MHz. Polarizacion vertical.
Hispasat 1 E:       frecuencia 12.052 MHz.   Polarizacion vertical.
Asiasat 5:          frecuencia  4.000 MHz.   Polarizacion horizontal.
Eutelsat 5 West A:  frecuencia  3.727 MHz.   Polarizacion circular.
Intelsat Galaxy-23: frecuencia 4.191,35 MHz. Polarizacion vertical.

Radio Exterior de Espana se escucha en Internet, en streaming o en los
podcast de toda su programacion.

Existen ademas aplicaciones para telefonos y tabletas.
(REE RTVE.es, via dxld and hcdx, March 17)

Re: Cambio de frecuencias REE.
These times, although stated by REE as being in UTC, may be in Spanish
local time as the HFCC shows the times during summer as being
Mon-Fri at 1800-2200 UTC, Sat/Sun at 1400-2200 UTC.
Or perhaps a time change is planned?
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK / dlxd March 17)

Yes Dave,
regular REE schedule selection in summer season as always for decade.

Request #3620 to #3642 are OLD entries of B-15 season ...
as usually moved-into next following season,
when  OPENed  DATABASE started on last Dec 27, 2015.

A16 ALL 15-mar-2016

FREQ STRT STOP CIRAF ZONESLOC POWRAZI ANT DAYS   LAN ADM BRC FMO REQUEST

21620 1400 1800 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 17     Spa E   REE REE 15693
15500 1400 2200 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 212 17     Spa E   REE REE 15687
17715 1400 2200 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15689
17855 1400 2200 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 218 17     Spa E   REE REE 15691

 9690 1500 2300 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 212 17     Spa E   REE REE  3620
11530 1500 2300 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 17     Spa E   REE REE  3622
11685 1500 2400 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 17     Spa E   REE REE  3625
11940 1500 2400 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 17     Spa E   REE REE  3626
12030 1500 2400 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 218 17     Spa E   REE REE  3628

15390 1800 2200 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 1234567Spa E   REE REE 15686
15500 1800 2200 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15688
17715 1800 2200 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 17     Spa E   REE REE 15690
17855 1800 2200 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15692

 9690 1900 2300 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3621
11530 1900 2300 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3623
11685 1900 2400 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3624
11940 1900 2400 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3627
12030 1900 2400 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3629

15110 2000 2400 4,7-11     NOB 200 302 218 1234567Spa E   REE REE  3630
21620 2000 2400 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE  3642

some wooden tentative A-16 entries included.

Rather real on air, acc to the following entry lines:

FREQ STRT STOP CIRAF ZONESLOC POWRAZI ANT DAYS   LAN ADM BRC FMO REQUEST

Mon-Fri
15390 1800 2200 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15686
15500 1800 2200 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 212 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15688
17715 1800 2200 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15689
17855 1800 2200 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 218 23456  Spa E   REE REE 15692

Sat/Sun
21620 1400 1800 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 17     Spa E   REE REE 15693
15390 1800 2200 46,47,52,57NOB 200 161 212 17     Spa E   REE REE 15686
17715 1400 2200 12-16      NOB 200 230 218 17     Spa E   REE REE 15690
17855 1400 2200 4,6-11     NOB 200 290 218 17     Spa E   REE REE 15691
15500 1400 2200 38,39,47,48NOB 200 110 212 17     Spa E   REE REE 15687
(HFCC request data, March 15)

TAIWAN   9774  Fu Hsing BS, at 1141 UT on March 21 was a rare day indeed
that this was on the air here; usually only heard on 9410 kHz, which today
was //. Thanks to the timely alert from Hiroyuki Komatsubara! 9410 kHz had
the normal strong CNR5 QRM and 9774 kHz was best in LSB mode.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

UNIDENTIFIED   1494. After 2300 UT on this frequency western style MX was
heard. The signal was very weak and it wasn't China which has a // signal
on 3950 kHz and was heard in another ocasion on MW. Jordan is also listed
by Herman Boel on this frequency, but the signal was much too weak for
1000 KW as the list mentions. Does anybody have a clue? Any help is
appreciated.
(Zeljko Crncic-D, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

UAE   6180.095  IBRA Radio in Somali, logged around also at 1700-1730 UT
slot, this odd frequency signal coming from Babcock Al Dhabbaya bcast
center.

S=9+20dB signal heard at remote Doha Qatar unit. Typical Horn of Africa
music heard at 1705 UT on March 20.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 20)

UAE   9430  VoVTN#5 Hanoi Frequenzaenderung Sommer A-16 2016

Hoffe, das hatten wir hier noch nicht, kam eben bei mir rein.
Vy 73, OM Arnulf Piontek Berlin

Liebe Hoererinnen und Hoerer, Wir moechten Sie gern auf unsere
Frequenzaenderung hinweisen.

Unser Programm wird ab 27. Maerz 2016 auf der Sommerfrequenz 9430 kHz
von 19Uhr30 bis 20Uhr30 UTC gesendet.
Die Sendung im Internet bleibt unveraendert.
Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit. Wir wuenschen Ihnen alles Gute.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Deutsche Redaktion, Auslandskanal VOVTN#5
Radiosender "Die Stimme Vietnams"
45 Ba Trieu Strasse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel:  + 844 39365218 Fax: + 844 38266707
Email: <deutsch_vov@yahoo.com>  <german@vov.org.vn>
Website: <www.vovworld.vn>
(phong tieng duc ban doi ngoai
via Arnulf Piontek-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

Man sollte noch etwas 'Butter bei d'Fische' geben:

9430 kHz 1930-2030 UT 28NW  DHA  250kW  315degr Deutsch  UAE VOV BAB

ist also eine VoVTN Sendung - von Babcock FMO gebrokert -,
aus Al Dhabbaya UAE gesendet.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

USA   9275  WMLK - Bethel, at 1946-2007 UT on March 15, man announcer with
long religious talk in English to end of program at 1957 UT. Another man
gave program address and another religious program started at 2000 UT.
Reasonable signal but very low audio made channel next to useless for
listening.
(Rich D'Angelo-PA-USA, DXplorer March 20)

5129.73-AM, on March 18 at 0139 UT, WBCQ is on with discussion of Muslims
and working class, one guy with Britishish accent. That's 'Just Right' a
show I first heard some months ago but not much since.

9275, on March 17 at 1945 UT, WMLK is on, deceased EJOM intoning with some
urgency but hardly hysteria, so relatively pleasant, and enough signal to
make it thru the 2-foot antenna into the BST-1 SW caradio, relayed on 88.3
FM into my stock non-SW caradio.

9942.90, on March 17 at 2017 UT, very poor S5 signal with talk, which on
the R75 I can match to the supersignal on 9930 kHz of WTWW-2 as Ted is
pushing some FM feeder transmitter during a syndicated talkshow.
Naturally, I then tune the opposite side of 9930 kHz for a match, and
there it is on 9917.10 kHz, also S5 WTWW is putting out parasitic spurs at
12.9 kHz above and below.

5072.0, on March 18 at 0136 UT, WTWW-2 also puts out JBA carrier spurs
from its S=9+50dB night frequency 5085 kHz, and another one on 5098.0 kHz
almost inaudiblized by utehash, so these are closer to plus and minus 13.0
kHz, than 12.9 kHz from 9930 kHz. During blues/jazz music as 5085 kHz
happens to be on tonight, at the whim of Ted.

7504.89, on March 18 at 0052 UT, WRNO is already on with gospel rock,
S=9+40dB but distorted, soon a WRNO Worldwide ID at 0053.5 UT and plug for

<http://wrnonetwork.com>

to "meet other listeners", submit reception reports, etc. Not much of
interest there, but linx to a program schedule

<http://www.wrnoworldwide.com/schedule/>

covering 8-11 pm CT and nothing in Chinese and no Deutsche Welle news
relays either. Is this up to date? During DST the nominal schedule is 01-
04 UT, but they do often turn on a bit earlier.

9370, on March 18 at 0116 UT, WRBS is still on day frequency, and by 0124
UT, not on 3185 kHz nor on 3195 kHz. Meanwhile, WWCR has taken over 3215
kHz after 0100 UT, clearing 6115 kHz. While 9370 kHz is S6, slightly
closer neighbor in TN, WTWW also still on 31m band, 9475 kHz with SFAW, is
much stronger, S=9+10dB; yet both are rated 100 kW.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 18)

USA   7504.93  WRNO, at 0134 UT on March 14. Earlier than normal sign on?
Program about Eagle Mountain Church.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld March 16)

No, now with DST it's "normal" to sign on at 0100v UT instead of 0200v UT,
as it's yet another "international" SW station acting like a domestic one.
And off around 0400 instead of 0500 UT.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld March 16)

7504.9  WRNO, on March 21 at 0232 UT and subsequent checking found only an
open carrier; no audio at all.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 21)

7504.934  accurate frequency measured, WRNO New Orleans LA in English,
"Truth That Changes Life, Jesus Christ, the Lord, ... Amen" sermon noted
at 0250 UT on March 23. S=9+45dB or -32dBm powerful strong signal logged
on remote SDR unit, on Detroit MI central north USA area.

'Truth That Changes Life' snail mail address given, like
23331 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills CA
92653 USA

heard at 0251 UT, end of religious section program.
Followed by WRNO New Orleans full ID given at 0252 UT.

"Truth That Changes Life" program on Tuesday 9:30 pm LT US Central Time,
by Pastor JP Jones, acc their website.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 23)

VIETNAM   Voice of Vietnam operates a portal website called 'Radio
Vietnam' at

<http://www.radiovietnam.vn>

hosting web pages with live audio streaming of radio stations in each of
the country's 58 provinces and five province-level municipalities (not all
the streams actually work, but most do). The respective pages also have
programme guides and contact details, as well as maps and other
geographical info such as population statistics and ethnic composition.
Most also offer audio files on demand.

The site also has links to live streams of VoV's five main radio networks
(including two discrete streams for their foreign-language service), two
traffic channels, English-language FM service 'VoV 24/7' and a new station
transmitting on 89.0 MHz, FM Cam Xuc [emotions].
(David Kernick, Interval Signals Online, March 11, dxld)

<http://sonla.radiovietnam.vn/>
works well. This is a northern city. I might have heard them over the air
many, many years ago, like 25. A neat way to hear Vietnamese.
Thanks for the link. (73 / Liz Cameron-MI-USA, dxld March 16)

ZAMBIA   Voice of Hope, former CVC Lusaka Makeni ranch tx center site
{SW 4965 6065 9430 9505 13590 13650 kHz} - testing on 9680 kHz.

Friday March 18, from tune in at 1211 UT through to 1400 UT. Good
reception in Johannesbourg of Voice of Hope test transmission from Makeni
ranch in Zambia on 9680 kHz. Christian songs with ID's in English every
few minutes. Off air at 1400* UT, following a brief 1 kHz sine wave tone.

ID (838KB mp3) posted to
<https://app.box.com/s/bjf99b5yik4jag9n9g9vy1eym5pktbjo>

There are several variations of this id in use, all featuring the same OM.

I believe testing resumes (tentatively) on this frequency
from 0800 UT to 1400 UT Monday, daily for the next week or so.

Thanks to Ray Robinson for the tip off.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxld March 18)

6065  Voice of Hope, Zambia, on now March 23.

Voice of Hope, Lusaka Makeni ranch tx center site in Zambia, on air
testing 6065 kHz on March 23. Already on air at 0550 UT tune in, with 1
kHz sine wave. Switched to Christian songs at 0559 UT, station ID at 0608
UT. Varying s5 to s7, but mainly the lower end, and quite noisy in
Johannesbourg RSA.

Tentatively scheduled on this frequency till 0800 UT, then changing to
9680 kHz in 31 mb.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxld March 23)

ZAMBIA   It seems that all frequency regulation matters for the former
Christian Vision facility had been handled by Zambian authorities who also
lumped together all sites into a single "LUS".

Now let's proceed from the assumption that the filings from these
bureaucrats are of little use and take a look at

<http://www.voiceofhope.com/station_africa.html>

What can be made out in the close-up photo to the left indeed looks like a
short distance LPH, presumably chosen to achieve a broad frequency range.
If assuming that at least the reference to TCI as supplier is correct, it
could be their 615 model.

What can be seen to the right indeed looks like a curtain, fitting TCI's
611 family. The exact configuration would still remain to be figured out,
but at least it must be one for 9/11/13 MHz (or beyond if not just three-
band), and of course it had been used for the transmissions shown with
target 46SE, presumably always with the exact target being Nigeria.

The other transmissions, filed as "ND" with whatever random selection of
48/52/53/57 zones, should have been aired with that LPH that appears to be
the only other antenna, in fact the original one to which the Nigeria one
with a second transmitter had later been added when Christian Vision
decided to specifically target this country with its fancy "media
products" (these guys may qualify as the most pragmatic shortwave
broadcasters ever).

Concerning program schedules: Meanwhile one has been posted at

<http://www.voiceofhope.com/schedule/kvoh_program_grid.pdf>

Of course nothing for the Zambia transmitters. Has a reactivation been
reported in the meantime? I have not seen any such reports so far.
(Kai Ludwig-D, March 12, dxld March 16)

Voice of Hope, 6065 kHz have been running test transmissions from Zambia
today, March 14. They began to fade in to Jo'burg from about 1345 UT and
slowly strengthened as our sunset approached (Joburg sunset today 1625
UT). Fair to good by 1445 UT.

Went off air after brief 1 kHz sine wave, sometime after 1500 UT.
(I plead guilty to not writing down the time).
ZNBC1 on 5915 kHz from Lusaka is coming in well at 1645 UT.
(Bill Bingham-AFS, dxld March 16)

American accent asks for reception reports to
<qsl -at- voiceofhope.com>   (gh, dxld March 16)

How wide is the target of VoH Zambia? 400 - 800 km around? I guess only
0300-0400 AWR Madagascar and 1500-2230 UT time slot may suffer around RSA,
AGL, NMB, ZBW target from far away broadcaster co-channel signals.
(wb dxld March 16)

Hi, Glenn. Of course we are well aware of AWR's and VOA's use of 6065, and
have no intention of interfering with them. Our need is for a good
frequency that will put a solid signal throughout Southern Africa during
daylight hours.

Our plan was to start testing with 6065 kHz, since that is the frequency
CV used until 2012, during the hours 05-17 UT (07-19 local). We would then
switch to 60m (4965 kHz) for the evening and overnight hours, 17-05 UT.

However, Bill's feedback today was very useful, and we will likely be
testing on a 31m band frequency later this week (yet to be determined). We
want to find something that works, and that fits in with existing users of
the bands. Maybe we'll stay on 6065 kHz during the daytime, maybe we
won't, but whatever we do, we won't be causing interference. I'm sure a
49m band daylight signal from Zambia will not be any cause for concern in
Korea, China, or even India.

Before we went off air today, we did succeed in getting the transmitter
above 90 kW output power, so things are looking good.

And BTW, 13555 kHz was a misprint, as was the beam to West Africa. It's
actually 315 degrees. The old CV frequency was 13590 kHz, but we know that
now has other users. We won't begin testing on that antenna for a little
while yet; first priority is to get the service for Southern Africa up and
running first.
(Ray Robinson, Voice of Hope (Currently in Lusaka), March 14, dxld)

In case there is an impression that this will be a first for this
facility (i.e. specifically the southern Africa antenna):

In summer 2005 Christian Vision ran it 0605-1600 on 9865, other hours on
4965.

In winter 2005/2006 it was 9865 0800-1700, 6065 0400-0800 and 4965 the
remaining 1700-0400 period. WORLD OF RADIO 1817,

The rather noisy reception in South Africa is no surprise to me:

Already more than 1000 km away from the transmitter, a distance where
under broad daylight indeed 31 metres works better. In Europe the BBC's
9410 kHz was a typical example. Even Polskie Radio successfully used 9525
kHz for its noon broadcast in German.

The price to be paid for such nice signals at medium distances is a dead
zone of already a few hundred kilometres around the transmitter. Of course
any such choice depends on the target areas/audiences...

I just noted that the image files embedded at

<http://www.voiceofhope.com/station_africa.html>

are in fact 1024 pixels wide, enough to recognize the antenna designs:
They are indeed both log.-periodics, a choice presumably made to achieve
widest frequency agility with a single antenna. A range from 5 to 9 MHz
would require two HQ's.

For the West Africa antenna even frequencies from 49 up to 19 metres had
been considered initially, a range that would require the typical high/low
pair of curtains. "Initially" means 2007, when Christian Vision added this
antenna and the second transmitter as replacement for the Wertachtal
airtime they had leased until then for their Nigeria program. However, it
seems that they never made real use of the frequency range and never used
other bands than 13 and occasionally 9 MHz for this operation.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld March 16)

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morning log of 49 mb at southern Germany at 0559 - 0720 UT, March 22

6205.081 HOL  Music pirate stn S=9 heard in Germany at 0600 UT.
6184.997 MEX  ? probably still on air at 0608 UT, S=7 in Germany.
6164.9585 TCH Rdif. Nationale Tchadienne, Gredia, N'Djamena, and co-ch
6164.999 CUB  Radio Habana Cuba too, S=9+10dB,
              but heterodyne whistle / buzz tone too.
6155 even AUT ORF1 ORS Moosbrunn, German nx at 0602 UT. Powerhouse.
6150.043 D    EUR24, hobby mx station heard from Datteln Germany.
6134.966 G    Seldom happened, but Babcock BBC French from Woofferton
              is odd frequency this morning at 0601 UT on March 22,
              powerhouse S=9+55dB !
6119.951 BRA  ZYE969 SRDA Sao Paulo. tiny S=5-6.
6090.001 Anguilla sermon
6089.956 BRA  ZYE956 Radio Bandeirantes, Sao Paulo SP.
6089.857 NIG  Radio Nigeria Kaduna regional domestic sce,
              S=9+5dB real morning path from West Africa into Europe.
6080 even STP VoA Sao Tome En, S=9+30dB powerhouse.
6069.989 CAN  CFRX Toronto, S=7-8 surprisingly strong, fair at 0623 UT
6059.999 CUB  RHC S=9+5dB signal.
6049.998 LBR  ELWA Monrovia Liberia, S=6-7 at 0625 UT
6040 even ROU RRI French DRM mode data block, S=9+15dB
6029.999 USA  R Marti Greenville and noise jamming.
6020 even STP VoA Sao Tome English, fair S=7-8
6010.034 BRA  + co-channel
6010.140 CLM  Colombia music, hopping unstable 3-5 Hertz up and down.
6005 even ASC BBCWS En at 0645 UT on March 22. S=9+15dB in Germany.
5999.9985 CUB RHC English, proper S=9+25dB signal at 0650 UT.
              Pres Obama visit, what else. Comment, no isolation of Cuba.
              No economic embargo. No regime change. No US Yankee puppet.
              No abuse of human rights at Guantanamo Bay.
5994.999 MLI  Bamako as usual on strong carrier level, but low modulation
              S=8 at 0652 UT on March 22.
5985 even ALB CRI Cerrik relay bcast in Ar, S=9+25dB
              but Chinese language lesson
and
5985 even USA RMI TOM underneath.
5965 three peaks visible at 0653 UT:
5965.0 even and 5964.992 kHz, plus Brazilian station on lower side on
5964.951 BRA  ZYE857 Radio Transmundial, Santa Maria.
5950 even USA RMI Okeechobee, TOM BS program,
              rather limited at S=6 signal level, at 0655 UT.
5939.888 BRA  R. Voz Missionaria, Camboriu SC,at 0656 UT.
5935 even USA WWCR English phone-in program, phone # 1-800-3030 given.
              Soul mx proper S=9+30dB into southern Germany receiving.
5910 even AUT TWR Polish {to be ceased on SW for ever from next Sunday!}
              via ORS Moosbrunn txing center, S=9+25dB properly to CeEUR
              at 0659 UT, TX end sharp OFF at 07.00:06 UT.
Nothing heard of CLM Colombia co-channel 5910v kHz, this morning.

5889.995 USA  WWCR TOM BS song at 0701 UT followed sermon, S=9+15dB
5850 even USA RMI Okeechobee, ARABIC ! singer heard at 0703 UT,
              but back on soul pop music at 0735 UT. S=8-9 fair in GER
and in Germany / Europe heavily disturbed by UTE interference on
5849.747 kHz and 250 Hertz BUZZ tone heterodyne.
5837.5 Irregular digital STANAG signal, not steady on air.
5834.979 UNID rather UK / IRL pirate station program, British accent,
              phone # given at 0714 UT, S=5-6 all over Europe remote
              stations heard.
5829.985 USA  WTWW English talk on Bible items at 0706 UT, S=9+15dB
5765 even USA RMI Okeechobee Florida, TOM BS, phone-in by listener
              from Washington DC at 0710 UT. S=9+15dB into southern
              Germany.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 22)

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Special amateur radio QSL from OE16M, Austria on 22-24 April, 2016

OE16M from Austria will be from the "Amateur Radio Section of ORF,"
Austria's broadcasting corporation, and the "Documentary Archives Radio
Communications/QSL Collection," a 72-hour operation, a special event,
April 22-24. This is also an "official International Marconi Day station,"
good for that award if you work them on that day, April 23.

QSL via the bureau to OE1WHC Wolf Harranth  <www.qrz.com/db/oe16m>

International Marconi Day Special Event Station
C/o Dokumentationsarchiv Funk, OE16M
An Den Steinfeldern 4A
Wien 1230
Austria

QSL: OE1WHC  Email:  <office -at- dokufunk.org>

(Radioactivity via Jose Jacob via Daily DX, USA, dxld March 17)

QSL Direct: DokuFunk, OE16M, An den Steinfeldern 4A, 1230 Wien, Austria
Bureau: via OE1WHC
QSL-Policy - read carefully!
Direct cards  MUST  include
- a self-addressed envelope (SAE)
- a Doha-Model IRC with postal rubber stamp in the left corner
- OR 2$

Otherwise the card will be sent via Bureau
Bureau cards may take years
We print only 1.000 cards - all other incoming cards will be returned with
a confirmation rubber stamp.
Log will be closed on 31.12.2021
(comment Alokesh India, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 17)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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