WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1248 15 April 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany



ALASKA   Reception of KNLS, The New Life Station, April 1
0800-0900  9655 NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1, weak signal
0800-0900 11870 NLS 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English tx#2, co-ch WEWN-2
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

ALBANIA   9854.971  Exact accurate shortwave frequency of Radio Tirana
Albanian service from Shijak Albania site txion on Aug 10, 2016, checked
in 23.00-23.59 UT transmission hour to North America.

Propagation WAS VERY BAD on shortwave this night. Only poor S=4 signal
heard on threshold -98dBm signal level - VERY POOR SIGNAL tonight.

Increased a little bit til end of transmission at 23.56 UT to 23.59 UT;
from S=5 to S=7-8 in peaks.

Albanian National hymn heard around 23.56 UT til 23.57:47 UT.
Followed by RT interval signal til transmitter switch OFF exact
at 23.59:15 UTC
(that means 01.59:15 local Albanian summer time, on April 11th).

NOTHING of 9855 kHz Shijak HEARD TONIGHT LOCALLY IN BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS,
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, or IRELAND area on remote units.

Monitored on remote SDR radios in MA-NY Massachusetts / New York /
New Jersey, and Detroit, Michigan, USA.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

Very bad propagation condition on April 10, 2016,
in 31 mb frequency band for comparision

kHz
9330 USA  WBCQ Weiner S=8-9
9350 USA  WWCR S=8, very bad satellite fed audio.
9370 USA  WWRB S=8-9
9395 USA  WRMI True Network, S=9+15dB
9440 KWT  US IBB Kuwait did NOT propagate tonight.
9475 USA  USA  WTWW S=6
9510 D    GFA Nauen Germany, to India S=8-9 at 23.30 UT.
9535 CUB  RHC Sp S=9+15dB
9565 USA  IBB Radio Marti, Sp, S=9+25dB, strongest in 31 mb.
9590 CHN  CRI Kashgar, Sp, only S=5

nothing listenable ... only tiny stations here

9710 CUB  RHC S=8-9 mostly
9760 ROU  RRI Sp, S=5 rather pooooor
9800 CHN  CRI Kashgar S=5
9855 ALB  Radio Tirana Shijak, S=4, up to S=7-8 on last 10 minutes.
9865 CHN  CRI Urumqi, S=5
9875 TJK  US IBB RFA via Dushanbe, poor S=3
9910 IND  AIR Urdu, S=3-4
9955 USA  WRMI S=8-9
9965 EGY  Radio Cairo, S=3
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

ANGOLA   4949.726  RNA? - Accurate measurement at 0316 UT on April 12,
S=6 or -89dBm - likely Radio Nacional Angola, Mulenvos.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

ANGUILLA    Very weak signal of Caribbean Beacon, April 4
from 0533 UT 6090 kHz AIA 100 kW 320 deg to CeAM English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

ARMENIA   Summer A-16 shortwave schedule of Voice of Armenia,
same as new winter B-15 schedule, effective from December 1.

1530-1545 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Assyrian
1545-1600 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Greek
1600-1630 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Kurdish
1630-1700 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Yezidi
1700-1715 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Turkish
1715-1745 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Azeri
1745-1815 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Farsi
1815-1845 4810 ERV 050 kW non-dir to NE/ME Arabic
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

AUSTRALIA   Weak signal of ABC Radio Australia, April 1:

0900-0930 9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC Tok Pisin Mon-Fri
0900-0930 9580 SHP 100 kW 070 deg to EaPAC English   Sat/Sun

From April 2 this program will be 1 hour later at 1000 UT same freqs.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

AUSTRIA  Strong signal of Radio Oesterreich International ROI, April 4

0500-0620 6155 MOS 300 kW non-dir to CeEUR German, ex till 0615 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

6155  Strong signal of Radio Oesterreich International ROI
[sic, rather OE1 relay via ORS Moosbrunn bcast center],
on April 4, 0500-0620 UT on 6155 MOS 300 kW, non-dir to CeEUR in German,
ex till 0615 UT.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

Here's why:
<http://oe1.orf.at/sendeschema>

<http://derstandard.at/2000031711973/Aenderungen-beim-Oe1-Programm-ab-7-
Maerz>

The "Morgenjournal" programme that used to run 08:00-08:15 CET has been
prolonged by five minutes as part of small schedule reshufflings.

Actually a more comprehensive relaunch was planned but has been
cancelled this time, presumably for political reasons:

<http://derstandard.at/2000024005379/Oe1-Sendeschema-wird-2016-sanft-geaendert>

As a reminder: No "Radio Oesterreich International" anymore already for a
decade. No "OE1 International" anymore either. The Moosbrunn site is not
even connected with ORF studio facilities anymore; all audio circuits have
been shut down at least two years ago. Now FM, or perhaps satellite
instead, is the signal source for 6155 kHz.

ORF not even pays a single Euro for the 6155 kHz relay anymore, it is
instead included in the fees the real customers pay. This is entirely a
political thing, necessary to pretend that the facility is dedicated to
Austria's foreign broadcasting and just leases out excess capacity not
needed for the alleged purpose.
(Kai Ludwig-D, dxld April 6)

Strong signal of Radio DARC via MBR Cologne FMO brokery,
on ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay on April 3
0900-1000 6070 MOS 100 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Sun

Good signal of Radio Joystick via MBR Cologne FMO, April 3
1000-1100 7330 MOS 100 kW 283 deg to CeEUR German 1st Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

AUSTRIA   17570  on April 10 at 1945 UT, fair in French talk about
Mexique, soon obviously Christian, so not RFI: it's AWR at 1930-2000 UT,
300 kW, 170 degrees from ORS Moosbrunn Austria relay, which has become a
hotbed of Adventism.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 11)

BANGLADESH   Good signal of Bangladesh Betar, April 5:
1315-1345  9455 DKA 250 kW 320 deg to SoAS Nepali
1400-1430 15505 DKA 250 kW 290 deg to WeAS Urdu
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

BELARUS   Final morning shortwave broadcast of Belarusian Radio HS-1,
on March 31

0400-0700 7255 MNS 250 kW 072 deg to EaEUR Belarussian, weak signal today

Final day of Radio Belarus Minsk shortwave freqyency 11730 kHz March 31
1100-2300 11730 MNS 150 kW 246 deg to WeEUR Bel/Ru/Pol/Ge/Fr/Sp/En/Ru

Final day of Belarusian Radio HS-1 6080 and 7255 kHz, March 31
1500-2100 6080 MNS 150 kW 127 deg to NE/ME Belarussian
1500-1700 7255 MNS 250 kW  72 deg to EaEUR Belarussian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

BHUTAN   6035.05  BBS Thimpu, at 1211-1215* UT on April 5. Mixing with
slightly stronger PBS Yunnan (6035.00 kHz); 1212 & 1214 UT BBS briefly
with indigenous instrumental music till suddenly off, leaving PBS in the
clear.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

BONAIRE/USA   "8-Year-Old Does His Part to Share Gospel.

Even very young believers can have a role in fulfilling Christ's mandate
to take the gospel to all the world.

During early April, 8-year-old Rusty heard his local Christian radio
station, WHCF 88.5 FM in Bangor, Maine, encouraging listeners to help TWR
cover Cuba with gospel broadcasts. Obviously not one to let others do all
the heavy lifting, Rusty took action.

He showed up at the station and emptied his piggy bank ?a whole dollar, a
sizable sum for youngster.

"He wanted to give 'so those people in Cuba can hear the gospel,' "
said Tom Obey, president of the Lighthouse Radio Network.

Every little bit helps, as the saying goes, and WHCF went on to raise
$22,500 for TWR's "Cover Cuba with the Gospel" campaign. That amount was
also raised by KTLF of Colorado Springs, Colorado, while another faithful
station, WAFT of Valdosta, Georgia, added $10,000.

The campaigns are helping TWR to more than quadruple the power of its AM
transmitter on the island of Bonaire. It's a huge undertaking, with a
total cost of $3.8 million, but one that will double the potential
listening audience of TWR gospel programming, reaching all of Cuba and far
south into South America. So far supporters have stepped forward to donate
$2.4 million, leaving $1.4 million to complete the project.

Also joining the national campaign in April and May are WBGW Thy Word
Network of Evansville, Indiana; KCBI 90.9 of Dallas, Texas; and KFSI 92.9
and WJRF 89.5 Refuge Radio of Rochester and Duluth, Minnesota,
respectively. Local campaigns are continuing in KBHW 99.5 Psalm FM of
International Falls, Minnesota; WGRC 91.3 of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania;
WGNN 102.5 Great News Radio of Fisher, Illinois; WLYJ 88.5 of Tullahoma,
Tennessee; and WTGN 97.7 of Lima, Ohio.

Want to know more about "Cover Cuba With the Gospel"?
Check out  <twr.org/cuba>  ."
(TWR Global Update April 2016,
via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13)

BRAZIL   Weak signal of Radio Aparecida via R. RB2, April 4
from 0555 UT 9725.0 kHz CUR 10 kW 20 deg to BRA Portuguese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

Weak signal of Radio Nacional da Amazonia, April 4
from 0600 UT 11780.2 BRA 250 kW 360 deg to BRA Portuguese
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)
Accurate measured on 11780.097 kHz on April 6 and 7, wb.

BRAZIL  4875.100  Exact measured likeley Brazilian stn noted at 0322 UT on
April 12. Probably ZYG810 Radio Difusora Roraima, Boa Vista RR programm,
not religious, rather most moder hipp-hopp mx, endless played this
morning.

4845.004 Another carrier strong but low modulation level at 0324 UT on
April 12, S=9+5dB or -70dBm. UNID like ZYF287 Manaus ?
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

BULGARIA   11700  kHz Radio Biafra, via BULGARIA  SPC-NURTS Sofia
Kostinbrod relay, a partir del 20 de abril

<http://radiobiafra.co/>

Radio Biafra Shortwave frequency changes over to 11700 kHz at 25-meter
band on the 20th of April 2016.

11700 1630-1800 TWR Africa via Manzini SWZ in various langs. to zone 48,
100kW 13deg, ITUant#218 dipole curtain, daily, Amh/Gaz/Kam/Dim   SWZ TWR
#10062.

11700 2000-2030 RFI Issoudun-France in Hausa from Sept.4
Probably Radio Biafra will be via Sofia from 2100 UT until ?

HFCC A-16
11700 1500 2259 28,27 SOF 50 306 0 885 1234567 270316 301016 D 5000 Eng
BUL NEW SPC 16158 BUL
(via Jose Miguel Romero-ESP, hcdx April 8)

I guess still via provider SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of Bulgaria ?
7 p.m.LT means 1900 or 2100 UTC ?

Not really 306 degr at 50 kW.
hfcc mentions the usual easy RHOMBIC horizontal #885 antenna
and 50 kW unit at 306 degrees towards western Europe.
But Biafra will be 100 kW and 195 degrees
and curtain #618 dipole antenna to West Africa.
618 EHR(S)4/4/1.0
2100 ex11600 SOF 100kW 195deg to WeAF, after close of Denge Kurdistan.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

BULGARIA   SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of IRRS Shortwave various
programs
1800-1900 7290 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English 1st/2nd/4th Fri
On April 1 no signal of Radio Oemeni-ti OMN, Tamsaasa Raadiyoo
1802-1900 15170 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Oromo Wed-Sun.

Only 1 hour of Brother HySTAIRical via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod
relay in A-16
2000-2100 9500 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to EaNoAM English, ex2000-2200 in B-15
All other transmissions are cancelled.

And NO MORE R.Biafra via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay from
2100 11600 SOF 100 kW 195 deg to WeAF, after close of Denge Kurdistan

SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of IRRS Radio City April 2
0800-0804 9510 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR UNID program + IS/ID
0804-0900 9510 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German/Mx Sat R.City

SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of Radio Warra Wangeelaa-ti, April 2
1500-1530 15515 SOF 50 kW 195 deg to EaAF Oromo Sat, 5 mins. dead air!

Only 1 hour of Brother HySTAIRical via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod
relay in A-16

SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of IRRS European Gospel Radio &
other pxs, on April 3
0930-1200  9510 SOF 50 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Sun very poor today

SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod relay of R.Santec, The Cosmic Wave, April 3
1501-1531 15190 SOF 50 kW  90 deg to SoAS English/German Sunday only
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

BULGARIA/UZBEKISTAN   Radio Ranginkaman/Radio Rainbow via BaBcoCk April 1
1600-1630  7575 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri, weak
1600-1630 15690 SOF 050 kW  90 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri, good
7575kHz 1600-1630UT to zone 40W  TAC  100kW 236deg Mon/Fri Farsi UZB BAB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

BULGARIA/FRANCE/MOLDOVA
Final update of Denge Kurdistan by txs
0300-0500 11600 ISS 250 kW 090 deg to WeAS Kurdish
0500-1300 11600 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1300-1700 11600 SOF 100 kW  90 deg to WeAS Kurdish + 2nd hx 23200 kHz
1700-1930 11600 ISS 250 kW  90 deg to WeAS Kurdish, x Grigoriopol
1930-2100 11600 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish, x 1700-2100 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

CHINA/BRAZIL   6180.051  at 2340 UT on April 6, CRI Kashgar 100kW unit at
S=9+20dB; and also RNA Brazil 6180.047 // 11780.095 kHz.

Checked at 2340 - 2348 UT on April 6th, R. Nacional da Amazonia in Europe
and at Florida remote posts.

11780.095 kHz S=6-7 in Europe, S=9+15dB in Florida USA remote unit,
but also main string on // 6180.047 kHz, not stable which wandered
some 3 - 5 Hertz up and down and there are two accompanied spurious
signals on plus/minus 120 Hertz either side.

S=9+15dB in Florida at station ID given at 0000 UT April 7th.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6 / 7)

CHINA/INDIA   Checked the AIR Chinese program outlets on shortwave
on April 13 around 1155-1220 UT in Doha Qatar and eastern Thailand remote
posts.

All three channels Khampur 11845, and 15040 + 17705 kHz, latter both from
Bangalore,
a l l  are covered by broadband CNR1 Chinese word programm jamming,
CNR1 program checked against // 11925 kHz.

Two peaks visible on 11845.000 and 11845.013 kHz.

Two peaks visible on 15040.000 and 15039.986 !! kHz, latter which is the
DRM center string from DRM signal Bangalore.

Jamming broadband in wideband range 15032.2 to 15047.9 kHz scratching
signal,  - from China.

But measured the AIR DRM signal in range 15035.16 to 15044.83 kHz range,
smaller than the Chinese scratching jammer.

Two peaks visible on 17705.000 CRI1 Chinese, and strange enough underneath
AIR subcontinental music odd 17705.067 kHz.
Wideband CNR1 audio block visible 17694.9 to 17715.2 kHz.

Chinese 1145-1315  11845(Kh)  15040(B)DRM  17705(B)  NoEA Asia

Tibetan 1215-1330   7555(Ki)   9575(B)     11775(P)  15040(B)DRM  Tibet

(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13)

re mostly China mainland jamming against AIR

Glenn - this broadband digital scratching noise against AIR Chinese and
Nepali sections is mostly 20 kHz range wide,
same jamming installations used against BBCWS English since 3-4 years now

INDIA  [and non]  15035-15040-15045 kHz, April 11 at 1328 UT, DRM noise at
S5. Per HFCC A-16, AIR Chinese at 1145-1315 UT only on AM, but IIRC they
have put DRM on this frequency before. Can't hear an AM carrier amid.
Maybe it's ChiCom jamming overrun, but heard nonesuch yesterday
at 1305 UT.

The true picture requires consulting EiBi:
15040 1145-1315 IND All India Radio DIGITAL  M   FE b
15040 1215-1330 IND All India Radio DIGITAL  TB  FE b

i.e. overlapping transmission from a single Bengaluru transmitter, with
two programs sharing DRM, so self-jamming, in effect.
HFCC fails to show any DRM here, nor any Tibetan; how strange!

DRM / jamming can ruin a full 10-kHz range supposedly reserved for
off-route aeronautical communications. 15034-USB, CHR Trenton VOLMET
barely escapes it.

15050, April 11 at 1328 UT, S5 AM signal with no modulation detectable,
scheduled as AIR Sinhala service from Delhi.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 11)

CHINA/INDONESIA   6125 not RRI.
Only CNR1 older 100 kW unit at Beijing covered on channel, exact measured
on 6124.997 kHz, S=6 or -88dBm fair signal noted in Queensland,

and observed also on 17 x // CNR1 channels too, at this time slot, on
6030, 7230, 7305, 9500strong, 9645, 9830, 11710, 11720, 11760, 12045,
13610, 15370, 15380, 15480, 15550, 17550, and 17890 kHz.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

CHINA vs SRI LANKA   Co-ch between CNR-2 and FEBA Radio, April 5
1300-1400 9775 BEI 150 kW 270 deg to EaAS Chinese CNR-2
1330-1400 9775 TRM 125 kW 345 deg to SoAS Telugu/Kuvi FEBA Radio
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

CONGO R.D.   5066  Radio Candip, verified an E-mail report 81 days after a
F/UP for a reception report of 1985!! with a long and friendly E-mail.

V/S: Michel ANGAIKA BHABA, Chef de Section CANDIP et Directeur de la Radio
Television Communautaire CANDIP-ISP/Bunia (RTCC); Coordonnateur de
l'Association des Radios Communautaires et de Proximite du Haut-Uele
et de l'Ituri (ARCPHI).

Contacts: +243 (0) 817363753 / 998714482 / 893453829 / 859186203.
Mail:  <michelbhaba -at- gmail.com>   or   <michel_bhaba -at- yahoo.fr>

Adresse du Centre: 1, Av. du CANDIP, Q. MUDZI-PELA,
Ville de BUNIA, Province de l'ITURI, R.D. Congo, Africa.

NB: In August 2015 I already received an E-mail message confirming my very
old reception report. Mr. Bhaba also promised to send me in the next days
a verification letter as an attachment. As I never received such a letter,
in December 2015 I wrote a second E-mail. Mr. Bhaba says in his reply he
was experiencing lot of problems with Internet connection during the last
months and for this reason he wasn't able to keep his promise.
The report was sent to:
<radiotelecandipisp -at- gmail.com>

How I got this reply is a little bit funny and intriguing. In summer of
2015, after hours and hours of research on Google I found a website from
India (!) which included the E-mail address of Mr. Frank Bura Dhengo, a
librarian and teacher of "Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Bunia" (ISP).

As I was aware there is a link between ISP and Radio Candip, I wrote to
Mr. Bura Dhengo explaining that, despite some F/ups via snail-mail, I
never received a reply from Radio Candip. I attached my original report
(of 1985!) and mp3 recording. As I didn't know any E-mail contact for this
station I asked him to forward my report to Radio Candip.

After a few days I received the following reply from Mr. Bura Dhengo:

"Merci Mr Napolitano pour ce contact interessant sur la Radio CANDIP.
En 1985, je produisais encore des emissions a la radio CANDIP. Pour de
meilleurs echanges avec la Radio CANDIP, je partage avec vous son adresse
Email, laquelle permettra que vous echangiez regulierement avec les
responsables actuels.

Adresse E-mail:   <radiotelecandipisp -at- gmail.com>

Pour le moment, la Radio CANDIP emet sur 5066 kHz avec l'emetteur Bauer 1
kW. Les deux autres antennes Onde courte sont en panne.

En outre, je viens de transferer votre message a la radio CANDIP pour une
suite plus riche. En ce qui concerne la boite postale de la Radio CANDIP,
il faut utiliser 340 ou 373 BUNIA-ITURI RD CONGO. Quant a moi, je suis
actuellement Enseignant et Bibliothecaire toujours a l'ISP/Bunia, et je
fais beaucoup de recherches dans le domaine d'histoire et de la
documentologie. Avec l'espoir que nous resterons en contact.
Amicalement
Franck BURA DHENGO".

Two days after Mr. Bhura Dhengo replied, I got an E-mail confirmation from
Michel ANGAIKA BHABA, director of Radio TV Candip who promised to send me
later an appropriate verification letter as attachment. Last but not
least: I never spread this story to shortwave community (Only a few DX
friends knew about my special contact with Radio Candip) as I decided to
keep a low profile until the reception of a new feedback from Mr. Bhaba.

Despite this on 30th September 2015 I sent contact details of Mr. Bhaba to
Mauno Ritola so he can ask him if the information in WRTH was correct.
(Antonello Napolitano, Taranto-ITA, March Italian "DX Fanzine" #31,
direct and via dxld April 6)

CUBA   re full A-16 RHC schedule in bcdx TopNews #1247, small minor
correction on 60 minutes English program to Southern Africa, is at 23-24 UT
instead:

2300-2400 11880 BAU 100 kW 130 degr to SoAF   English    HRS 4/4/0.8  A3
                           160 degr slewed by minus30degr = 130deg.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 11)

CUBA   RADIO HABANA CUBA WILL SOON SPEAK ITALIAN
by Antonello Napolitano, Italy.

Radio Habana Cuba will start broadcasting in Italian as soon as possible.
This explains why that language has recently been added to its website.
Italian is the only language among those available on Radio Habana Cuba's
official website that is not used for its short wave broadcasts, too. "We
started by adding the Italian language website and as more personnel is
available, a half hour daily short wave broadcast to the Mediterranean
region - says Arnie Coro, DX Editor of Radio Habana Cuba - will go on the
air".

Currently there is only one editor who updates the Italian section of
Radio Habana Cuba's official website. But of course for a daily 30 minute
broadcast a larger staff is necessary. "It is our perception - comments
Mr. Coro - that one can start to feed news and features to a web site with
a one person staff, but it is not wise to start a half hour daily program
with just one voice on the air!!! Our past experiences with languages such
as Portuguese, Creole and Quechua have demonstrated that the right thing
to fully guarantee a daily broadcast is to have at least two multi-purpose
persons, and better yet three. By multi-purpose I mean a person capable of
writing news and scripts, and also with a good on the air voice too!!!".

Despite the never-stopping decline of shortwave broadcasting, Mr Coro
still believes in it. "The absurd idea that everyone is connected to the
Internet, is just that, an absurd idea. There are many areas of the world
where Internet connectivity is simply non-existent, and in other areas the
bandwidth and reliability of the connections leaves a lot to be desired,
even in highly developed nations areas. Hopefully in the not too distant
future the now not so new Digital Radio Mondiale may benefit from the
availability of good quality and relatively low cost DRM capable
receivers...".

Even the small shortwave audience in Europe and North America seems to not
discourage Mr. Coro. "Regular short wave listeners, let us say fans are
not too many in developed countries, but my personal experience is that
they constitute 'a high quality audience' in the sense that we are dealing
with highly educated and influential persons..."
(March Italian "DX Fanzine" #31, direct and via dxld April 6)

EGYPT   Very distorted audio of Radio Cairo, April 1
1230-1400 15710 ABS 250 kW 91 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian

Radio Cairo with very strong signal and distorted audio, April 1
1700-1900 NF9800 ABS 250 kW   5 deg  NE/ME Turkish,ex traditional 9280
1900-2000 NF9590 ABS 200 kW 325 deg  WeEUR German,ex9410 summer A-15
2000-2115 9895 ABS 200 kW 325 deg    WeEUR French, as of summer A-15
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

ETHIOPIA   Weak to fair signal of Voice of Tigray Revolution, April 1
1604 & 1630  UT5950 GDR 100 kW non-dir to EaAF Tigrinya/Oromo/Music
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

FRANCE   Good signal of Radio France International, April 2
0600-0700 13725 ISS 500 kW 170 deg to WeCeAF English

Weak to good signal of Manara Radio via TDF, April 1
0730-0830 15440 ISS 150 kW 170 deg to WeAF Hausa

Good signal of Radio TV Algerienne via TDF, April 2
from 0654 11985 ISS 500 kW 194 deg to NoWeAF Arabic Holy Quran

Strong signal of Radio Assenna via TDF, April 2
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Mon/Thu/Sat

No signal of Radio Inyabutatu via TDF, April 2
1700-1800 17605 ISS 100 kW 144 deg to SoAF Kinyarwanda Sat

Powerful signal of Radio Taiwan International, April 1
1700-1800 11955 ISS 500 kW 055 deg to EaEUR Russian, exB15 9800

Poor signal of Voice of Oromo Liberation via MBR Cologne, April 3
1700-1800 17630 ISS 100 kW 130 deg to EaAF Amharic Sun

Strong signal of LWF Voice of Gospel/Sawtu Linjilia via MBR FMO, April 3
1830-1900 15315 ISS 500 kW 180 deg to WeCeAF
          Fulfulde language, of Lutheran World Federation.

Very poor signal Oromo Voice Radio via TDF, April 4

1600-1615 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Afar Oromo Mon
1615-1630 17850 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF English    Mon

Strong signal of Eritrean Forum Medrek via TDF, April 5
1700-1800 15245 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Tue/Fri/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

FRANCE/GERMANY   Reception of Deutsche Welle via MBR Cologne, April 2
0630-0700 15530 NAU 500 kW 185 deg to WeAF Hausa
0630-0700 17800 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to WeAF Hausa
0700-0800 15530 ISS 500 kW 175 deg to WeAF English
0700-0800 17800 ISS 500 kW 160 deg to WeAF English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

FRANCE/MALI   Weak signal of Radio Xoriyo via MBR Cologne FMO, April 2
1600-1630 17630 ISS 500 kW 130 deg to EaAF Somali Tue/Sat and co-ch
till 1610 17630 BKO 100 kW  85 deg to CeAF Arabic CRI, instead 15125
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

FRANCE/TAIWAN   Radio Taiwan International unregistered frequency
in HFCC Database
1800-1900 15375 ISS 500 kW 190 deg to NoWeAF French Sun,
repeat of March 26 program.  {usual French px repeat of previous day...}

15375  Yes, heard this weekly Sunday night sce only 18-19 UT, at 1837 UT
on April 10, broad 10.6 kHz wideband signal,
noted on 15369.8 to 15380.2 kHz wideband range towards all-Africa.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

GERMANY   NEW:  Missionswerk "Christus fuer Dich" new programm on Radio
HCJB, 60 minutes on Thursdays, from April 7,
3995 and 7365 kHz, every Thursday 1630-1730 UT in summer DST,
or 1730-1830 UTC in winter standard time season.

Hallo zusammen, - Kleines Update von mir: ab heute sendet ab sofort jeden
Donnerstag das Missionswerk "Christus fuer Dich" aus Leer ueber Radio HCJB
Weenermoor.

Die Uhrzeit ist 1830-1930 MESZ/MEZ (1630-1730 UTC) auf 7365 & 3995 kHz
sowie per Satellit, Webstream (jetzt auch in 32 kBit AAC+), neuer Radio
HCJB App  und Phonecast.

CfD wuerde sich sehr freuen, Rueckmeldungen wie z.B. Empfangsberichte,
Feedback etc. zu bekommen.
(Aber bitte, wenn moeglich, alles mit Nachsicht:
heute kommt die allererste Radiosendung, die sie je gemacht haben. :-)  )

Die Internetadresse lautet:  <http://www.cfdleer.de/>
E-mail:  <cfd -at- cfdleer.de>

Die Postadresse ist:

Missionswerk CHRISTUS fuer Dich
Meierstr. 1
26789 Leer-Loga
Germany

Beste Gruesse und 73, - Stephan
(Stephan Schaa-D,   <schaa -at- dieseite.de>   via A-DX ng April 7)

GERMANY   Good signal of Deutscher Wetterdienst, March 31
0604-0630  5905 PIN 10 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB

Reception of Deutscher Wetterdienst, April 2
1204-1230  5905 PIN 10 kW non-dir to CeEUR German CUSB

Reception of Missionswerk Friedensstimme via MBR, April 2
1200-1230 15320 NAU 250 kW 060 deg to FERUS Russian Sat, good
1600-1630 13750 NAU 250 kW 060 deg to EaEUR Russian Sat, weak

Fair reception of DP07 Seewetter and Radio MiAmigo, April 3
0730-0800  9560 KLL 20 kW non-dir to CeEUR German DP07 Seewetter
0800-1200  9560 KLL 20 kW non-dir to CeEUR German Sat/Sun Radio MiAmigo
1200-1230  9560 KLL 20 kW non-dir to CeEUR German DP07 Seewetter

Fair signal of World of Radio #1819 via HLR, April 2
0630-0700  6190 GOH 001 kW 230 deg to CeEUR English Sat CUSB

Good signal of Bible Voice Broadcasting via MBR Cologne FMO, April 2
0700-0730  5945 NAU 100 kW 260 deg to WeEUR English Sat/Sun

Very weak signal of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR, April 2
1530-1600 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Russian Sat
1600-1630 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Chechen Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

GERMANY  Re: Radio Canada International back on SW via Kall-Krekel Germany

Here is the response from Christian Milling, the director of Radio 700
<http://www.radio700.de/>   and Shortwaveservice
<http://www.shortwaveservice.com/>

Note that he is stressing the difference between Radio 700 (as a program
and separate broadcasting station) and Shortwaveservice (as the provider
of technical services for the shortwave transmitters at the Kall-Krekel.

The transmitters are actually maintained by Burkhard Baumgartner, DF5XV,
under the name "Classic Broadcast" <www.classicbroadcast.de>

All three operations are closely linked so it's understandable that there
is confusion about who does what. Furthermore, in the WRTH, we have
"Radio 700 Kurzwellendienst" (Radio 700 Shortwave Service).
No reply directly from RCI yet.

Dear Richard Langley,
thank you very much for your e-Mail. Indeed we (not Radio700 but
<http://shortwaveservice.com/>
as technical provider) has set up an official cooperation with Radio
Canada International which allows us to transmit the English, French and
Spanish programming. So this will be a long-term relay on a legal basis.
As we prepare a Spanish language outlet, the Spanish broadcast of RCI will
follow later on on SW.

The propagation conditions are a bit lousy at the moment, resulting in a
bigger skipzone since a few days on 7310 kHz. Normally we boom into on
that frequency also in Twente (which is approx. 200km away from our
tranmitter [sic] site). We got some reception reports from the UK, which
one from Manchester I'd like to quote: "Good clear signal, just some
slight fading from solar disturbance that was taking place. How wonderful
to hear Radio Canada International back on shortwave again, I really hope
they continue broadcasting from Kall, I couldn't believe it when I saw,
they would be broadcasting here this week."

As the brodcasts [sic] are intended for the reception in Europe and most
speak either French or English and our weekend-schedule is very crowded,
we only managed to find a slot for both languages at a time. But we will
think about a re-run of the shows on a different day.

Thanks for tuning in!
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Christian Milling
(via Richard Langley-NB-CAN, dxld April 5)

GREECE   9934.95  on April 9 at 0021 UT, ERT whiny with music at S=9+20dB;
9420 kHz is unwhiny with music at S=9+45dB.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 9)

Voice of Greece Avlis noted on two channels, when tuned-in between 0440
and 0505 UT on April 9th.

9420.005 kHz clear audio transmission at S=9+30dB or -42dBm powerful here
in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland western Europe target on morning
twinlight time slot. English international pop music played at 0454 UT on
April 9.

And also on 25 mb outlet on 11644.934 kHz odd frequency, the usual whine
buzzy audio annoying sound at 0445 UT on April 9th. Visible were some
13 x 274 Hertz apart distance whine signal strings, visible on either
sideband.

S=9+25dB or -48dBm signal strength here in southern Germany and western
Europe target. At 0501 UT Greek station ID heard by female presenter,
followed by Italian! male pop music singer.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 9)

GUAM   Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, April 5
1527-1545 12120 TWR 100 kW 293 deg to SoEaAS English Mon-Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

GUAM   TWR Global Update April 2016.

"Solar Project on Guam Ready for Last Phase.
Solar power is widely touted as a way to save money and clean up the
environment. And now we can add a vital new function ?spreading the
gospel.

It's that first function that makes the important new function possible at
TWR's powerful transmitting facility on the Pacific island of Guam.
Electricity has become so expensive that it's severely affecting the
ministry's budget. But once Phase 3 of this project to install solar
panels is completed, a savings of more than $47,000 a year can be applied
to expanded efforts to broadcast the gospel to this heavily populated part
of the world.

If you feel led, you can play a part in this final push to complete the
solar project on Guam. Find out more at  <twr.org/solar>  "
(via Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 13)

INDIA   7550  AIR in Hindi noted on Sunday April 10 at 1810 UT, S=9+20dB
signal received in remote eastern Thailand. Not symmertrical modulation
seen, much more signal peaks visible on the UPPER SIDEBAND.

12024.985  Accurate measurement of AIR Goa Panaji bcast center
transmission in Malayalam language service, scheduled 1730-1830 UT,
noted S=7 signal in Thailand remote post at 1826 UT on April 10.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

INDIA   The A-16 schedule is given in AIR Website as follows:

<http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Profile/Radio%20Network/Pages/default.aspx>

Detailed A-16 MONITORED schedules of All India Radio is now available as
follows:

This varies slightly from the official schedule regarding DRM etc.
External Services: Time Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm>

External Services: Language Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm>

Complete SW schedule: Frequency Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm>

SW Schedule : Station Wise:
<http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/loc.htm>
<Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS,  <www.qsl.net/vu2jos>  DXindia April 5)

These are the AIR requested SW channels in A-16 season of March 27:

 6145 0000 0430 41N        ALG  250 282       0 146  Urd        IND AIR
 7340 0000 0430 41SW       MUM  100 10        0 701  Urd        IND AIR
 7520 0000 0430 41N        DEL  250 334       0 706  Urd        IND AIR
11620 0000 0430 41N        BGL  500 320       0 216  Urd        IND AIR
 9870 0010 0435 41N        BGL  500 35       25 216  Hin        IND AIR
 5990 0045 0200 41NW       DEL  250 334       0 706  SinDhi     IND AIR
 7370 0045 0200 41NW       DEL  100 282       0 106  Snd        IND AIR
 9635 0045 0200 41W        DEL  250 282       0 146  Snd        IND AIR
 9380 0045 0435 41S        ALG  250 188       0 146  Hin        IND AIR
 9800 0115 0230 41N,42S    DEL  250 124       0 706  Nep        IND AIR
11715 0115 0230 42S        DEL  250 124       0 706  Nep        IND AIR
 7505 0115 0430 41NE       DEL  100 65        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6030 0145 0230 41N        DEL  250 102       0 106  Mul        IND AIR
13695 0200 0300 39         BGL  500 300       0 216  Mul        IND AIR
15120 0200 0300 39         BGL  500 300       0 216  Mul        IND AIR
 7350 0200 0345 39NE,40    DEL  250 312       0 216  PusDar     IND AIR
 9910 0200 0345 40E        DEL  250 312       0 217  PusPrs     IND AIR
11560 0200 0345 40E        PAN  250 330       0 157  Mul        IND AIR
 6020 0200 1230 41N        SIM   50 169       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7335 0215 1000 41NE       IMP   50 160       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7290 0215 1045 41S        TVD   50 160       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6110 0215 1115 41N        SRI   50 200       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7430 0215 1115 41N        BHO   50 102       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7420 0215 1145 41S        HYD   50 125       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7210 0215 1215 41E        KKT   50 180       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7380 0245 1145 41S        CNI   50 0         0 700  Mul        IND AIR
11840 0300 0415 39,40W     DEL  250 282       0 157  Hin        IND AIR
13695 0300 0415 38,39      BGL  500 300      30 216  Hin        IND AIR
15120 0300 0415 39         BGL  500 300       0 216  Hin        IND AIR
15120 0300 0530 48SW,53W   BGL  500 240       0 216  HinGujHin  IND AIR
15185 0300 0530 48SW,53W   PAN  250 205       0 216  HinGujHin  IND AIR
17715 0300 0530 48SW,53W   DEL  250 245       0 216  HinGujHin  IND AIR
 7390 0300 1045 49SW       PBL   10 147       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
11670 0345 0530 38E,39,40W BGL  500 300      30 216  FasAra     IND AIR
15210 0345 0530 40         PAN  250 300       0 158  FasAra     IND AIR
15770 0345 0530 38-40      DEL  250 282       0 216  FasAra     IND AIR
 6065 0415 0945 41NE       KOH   50 15        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6150 0415 1000 41NE       ITA   50 30        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6000 0415 1045 41NW       LEH   10 130       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7315 0415 1045 41NE       SHG   50 76        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7440 0415 1045 41N        LKW   50 72        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6040 0415 1115 41E        JEY   50 27        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7295 0415 1115 41NE       AIZ   10 36        0 701  Mul        IND AIR
 7230 0415 1130 41NE       KSG   50 150       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 5985 0415 1145 41E        RAC   50 160       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7280 0415 1145 41NE       GUW   50 130       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7240 0415 1215 41W        MUM   50 90        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 5965 0445 1015 41N        JAM   50 0         0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6085 0445 1030 41NE       GTK   10 180       0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 7325 0515 1115 41NW       JAI   50 90        0 700  Mul        IND AIR

 9940 0645 0800 41N,42S    DEL  100 102       0 701  Nep        IND AIR
11850 0645 0800 42S        DEL  100 102       0 106  Nep        IND AIR
 7250 0645 1145 41N,42S    GKP   50 15        0 700  NepUrdHin  IND AIR
 7520 0645 1930 41NE       DEL  250 65        0 710  Mul        IND AIR
 7340 0815 1140 41SW       MUM  100 10        0 701  Urd        IND AIR
 9940 0815 1140 41N        DEL  100 342       0 701  Urd        IND AIR
11620 0815 1145 41N        DEL  250 334       0 706  Mul        IND AIR
15770 0830 0945 54         PAN  250 120       0 216  Ind        IND AIR
17510 0830 0945 54         DEL  250 132       0 216  Ind        IND AIR
17870 0830 0945 54         BGL  500 120       0 216  Ind        IND AIR
 6100 0845 1200 41N        DEL  250 134       0 710  Hin        IND AIR
 9380 0845 1200 41S        ALG  250 188       0 146  Hin        IND AIR
 9870 0845 1200 41N        BGL  500 35       25 216  Hin        IND AIR
13605 0945 1100 43-45      BGL  500 58        0 216  Eng        IND AIR
13695 0945 1100 55,58-60   BGL  500 120      12 216  Eng        IND AIR
15030 0945 1100 42E,43     ALG  250 65        0 216  Eng        IND AIR
15410 0945 1100 43E,44,45  BGL  500 60        0 216  Eng        IND AIR
17510 0945 1100 55,58-60   DEL  250 132       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
17895 0945 1100 55,58-60   BGL  500 120      12 216  Eng        IND AIR
 7270 0945 1215 41SE       CNI  100 0         0 700  EngTam     IND AIR
11670 1100 1200 49,50,54   BGL  500 90        0 216  Tha        IND AIR
13645 1100 1200 49         ALG  250 132       0 216  Tha        IND AIR
15410 1100 1200 49         PAN  250 120       0 157  Tha        IND AIR
15050 1100 1215 41S        DEL  250 174       0 211  Tam        IND AIR
17510 1100 1215 41S        DEL  250 174       0 216  Tam        IND AIR
 9810 1100 1245 41S,49,50, PAN  250 120       0 157  TamTel     IND AIR
13695 1100 1245 49,50,54   BGL  500 108     -12 216  TamTel     IND AIR
15770 1100 1245 49,50,54   ALG  250 132       0 216  TamTel     IND AIR
11845 1130 1315 43,44      DEL  250 65        0 216  Zho        IND AIR
15040 1130 1315 43,44      BGL  500 35      -25 216  Zho        IND AIR
17705 1130 1315 43-45      BGL  500 58       20 216  Zho        IND AIR

 9940 1200 1315 49NW       BGL  500 60        0 216  Mya        IND AIR
11710 1200 1315 49NW       DEL  250 102       0 218  Mya        IND AIR
 9575 1200 1330 42S,43SW   BGL  500 38        0 216  Bod        IND AIR
 6030 1200 1430 41N        DEL  250 102       0 701  Mul        IND AIR
11775 1200 1430 42S,43SW   PAN  250 25        0 215  BodNep     IND AIR
 7555 1200 1740 41NE       DEL  100 65        0 700  Mul        IND AIR
 6165 1215 1600 41NW       DEL  250 334       0 706  SndBal     IND AIR
 7340 1215 1600 41SW       MUM  100 10        0 701  Snd        IND AIR
 9620 1215 1600 41N        ALG  250 282       0 146  SinBal     IND AIR
 9870 1230 1740 41N        BGL  500 35       25 216  Hin        IND AIR
 7270 1245 1500 41SE       CNI  100 0         0 700  Sin        IND AIR
 9820 1245 1500 41SE       DEL  250 174       0 157  Sin        IND AIR
15050 1245 1500 41S        DEL  250 174       0 211  Sin        IND AIR
11560 1300 1530 40E        PAN  250 330       0 157  Mul        IND AIR
 6155 1305 0040 41N        DEL  250 334       0 710  Hin        IND AIR
 9380 1305 0040 41S        ALG  250 188       0 146  Hin        IND AIR
 9690 1315 1500 49,50,54   BGL  500 90        0 216  Eng        IND AIR
11620 1315 1500 49,50,54   DEL  250 132       0 218  Eng        IND AIR
13710 1315 1500 49,50,54   BGL  500 108     -12 216  Eng        IND AIR
 6045 1415 1930 41NW       DEL  100 282       0 106  Urd        IND AIR
11620 1500 1600 48SW,53W   BGL  500 240       0 216  Guj        IND AIR
13640 1500 1600 48SW,53W   BGL  500 240       0 216  Guj        IND AIR
15175 1500 1600 48SW,53W   PAN  250 205       0 216  Guj        IND AIR
 9950 1500 1730 48SW,53W   BGL  500 270     -30 216  SwaHin     IND AIR
13605 1500 1730 48SW,53W   BGL  500 240     -30 216  Mul        IND AIR
17670 1500 1730 48SW,53W   DEL  250 245       0 216  SwaHin     IND AIR
 9595 1600 1715 19,29      BGL  500 335       0 216  Rus        IND AIR
11620 1600 1715 19,29      BGL  500 335      10 216  Rus        IND AIR
15140 1600 1715 19,29      DEL  250 312       0 218  Rus        IND AIR
11710 1600 1730 38-40      DEL  250 282       0 218  Fas        IND AIR
 7505 1600 1830 39,40      PAN  250 300       0 156  Mul        IND AIR
12025 1600 1830 39,40      PAN  250 300       0 157  HinMal     IND AIR
 9445 1600 1945 37,46      DEL  250 282       0 218  Mul        IND AIR
13640 1600 1945 38,39      BGL  500 300       0 216  FasAra     IND AIR
 9620 1600 2030 38E,39,40W ALG  250 282       0 216  PrsAra     IND AIR
11580 1730 1945 40E        ALG  250 282       0 146  Eng        IND AIR
11935 1730 1945 48SW,53W   MUM  100 240       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
13695 1730 1945 48SW,53W   BGL  500 240       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
17670 1730 1945 48SW,53W   DEL  250 245       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
11710 1730 2045 38-40      DEL  250 282       0 218  AraFra     IND AIR
 7550 1730 2230 27,28      BGL  500 320       0 216  Mul        IND AIR
 9950 1730 2230 27,28      DEL  250 312       0 216  Mul        IND AIR
11670 1730 2230 27,28      BGL  500 325       0 216  Mul        IND AIR

13640 1930 2045 37,46      BGL  500 300       0 216  Fra        IND AIR
 9445 2030 2230 27,28      BGL  500 325       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
 9910 2030 2230 55,58-60   ALG  250 132       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
11620 2030 2230 55,58-60   BGL  500 120       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
11740 2030 2230 55,58-60   PAN  250 120       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
 9690 2230 0045 49,50,54   BGL  500 90        0 216  Eng        IND AIR
 9705 2230 0045 49,50,54   PAN  250 120       0 157  Eng        IND AIR
11645 2230 0045 43,44,45   DEL  250 65        0 218  Eng        IND AIR
11710 2230 0045 49,50,54   DEL  250 132       0 216  Eng        IND AIR
13605 2230 0045 43-45      BGL  500 58       20 216  Eng        IND AIR
 9910 2245 0045 49,50,54   ALG  250 132       0 216  HinTam     IND AIR
13795 2245 0045 49,50,54   BGL  500 108     -12 216  HinTam     IND AIR
11740 2245 0115 49,50,54   PAN  250 120       0 157  HinTam     IND AIR
 9835 2345 0045 41S        DEL  100 174       0 106  Tam        IND AIR
11985 2345 0115 41SE       DEL  250 174       0 207  TamSin     IND AIR
 7270 2345 0430 41SE       CNI  100 0         0 700  TamSin     IND AIR
(hfcc via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews March 27)

INDIA   5050  AIR Aizawl, at 1230-1235 UT on April 6. Wonderful to hear
this one again, as they had been silent for about six months; the best
reception for me is this time period when they carry the AIR news in
English, via a relay from New Delhi, which always produces stronger audio
(better modulation level) than the local AIR studio; ID "This is All India
Radio. The news read by ..."; semi-readable as there was QRM from {odd
frequency} Beibu Bay Radio (China) also on frequency. *AIRwith very
respectable signal!*
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

INDIA   Weak signal of All India Radio, April 1
from 1517 7520 DEL 250 kW 65 deg to SoAS Urdu, scheduled 1130-1930 UT

All India Radio wrong frequency 11565 kHz, April 2
1315-1415 11565 PAN 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,   instead of 11560
1415-1530 11565 PAN 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto, instead of 11560
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

INDONESIA   3325  RRI Palangkaraya, at 1200-1221 UT on April 4. Time pips;
Jakarta news; clearly // RRI Makassar (4749.95 kHz), but RRI Merauke
(3904.98 kHz) too weak to confirm (mostly just open carrier); news ended
1221 UT with UNID patriotic song (not the recently heard "Garuda
Pancasila," nor the often heard "Bagimu Negeri").
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

INDONESIA   6125a. RRI Nabire? 6125.236 kHz. '0931 UT March 20,
UNIDENTIFIED Station in Indonesian with popular vocals, announcements till
off abruptly at 0942 UT March 20. Measured frequency 6125.236 kHz.
Possibly RRI Nabire in Papua reactivated. Not // CRI which has Indonesian
at this time.
(Bryan Clark at Convention 2016, Moeraki, North Otago-NZL, New Zealand,
April NZ DX Times, direct and via dxld)

Re: RRI Nabire? 6125.236 kHz, - Nice finding Bryan.
6125 channel checked remotedly at SDR unit in Brisbane Australia at
1010 UT on April 6, was a little too late to fetch RRI Nabire INS?

Only CNR1 older 100 kW unit at Beijing covered on channel, exact measured
on 6124.997 kHz, S=6 or -88dBm fair signal noted in Queensland,

and observed also on 17 x // CNR1 channels too, at this time slot, on
6030, 7230, 7305, 9500strong, 9645, 9830, 11710, 11720, 11760, 12045,
13610, 15370, 15380, 15480, 15550, 17550, and 17890 kHz.  73 wb df5sx
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

Weak signal of Voice of Indonesia, April 3
1300-1400  9525 JAK 250 kW  10 deg to EaAS English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

IRAN   [BANDWATCH INTRUDER ALERT]  10120  Arabic voice in AM / Broadcast?
A friend of mine wrote: "IRIB. At least one of the two programs that can
be heard there."
Thanks, Patrick Robic-AUT de DF5JL Tom
(Tom DF5JL in JO30KO, intruder alert April 10)

re 10120/9310 kHz intermodulation,
likely fundamentals 9580 / 9850 kHz, amateur radio band,
intruder of IRIB Sirjan Iran.
TX center Zahedan in Iran 500 kW,  G.C.  29 28 34.01 N  60 52 06.81 E

#145 curtain dipol antenna
#935 NAVIS non directional fountain like antenna, from 16.00z

I guess rather #935 non-directional antenna produces the intermodulation ?

kHz     UTC    ITU zones      kW  deg       ant           ADM BRC   #
9580 1430-1600 37,38,39  ZAH  500 289     0 145 ARABIC-W  IRN IRB 16073
9850 1550-1720 29S,39N   ZAH  500 289     0 145 TURKISH   IRN IRB 16082
9580 1600-1730 37,38,39  ZAH  500 non-dir 0 935 ARABIC-W  IRN IRB 16074

INTERMODULATION formula.
2 x 9850 kHz = 19700 kHz

               19700
minus           9580
               -----
               10120 kHz

Usual intermodulation of Arabic-westerly program
against IRIB Turkish language program on 9850 kHz,
main audio signal on 10120 kHz should be Arabic of 9580 kHz fundamental.

Turkish language audio modulation from Iran could be also ON AIR,
but less strong on symmetrical 9310 kHz frequency on lower side.

Google Earth images:

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Monitored A-16 summer season shortwave schedule for
The Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran (VOIROI / IRIB / PARS).
Frequency usage is very variable and changes are different every day.

But PROGRAMS still be distributed via web and satellite services.

ARABIC   Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Syria,
-west    Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan target.
         1430-1730    9580zah/exsir

TURKISH  1550-1720    9850zah
(IRIB/PARS, updated by df5sx April 8)

IRAN   Monitored A-16 summer season shortwave schedule for
The Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran (VOIROI / IRIB / PARS).
Frequency usage is very variable and changes are different every day.

But PROGRAMS still be distributed via web and satellite services.

ALBANIAN 0620-0720  delete13845sir   delete17820kam
         1820-1920    7235sir        delete11985kam
         2020-2120  delete 6060sir   delete 9830kam

ARABIC   South Arabian peninsula target
         0230-0530    9755sir  delete11855sir/exkam
         0530-0830   13780sir198deg  13780kam178deg  delete17710kam
         0830-0900   13780sir  delete17625kam
         0930-1130   13780sir
         1030-1130   delete11925sir  (ex AHW)
         1130-1430   13785sir216deg  13785kam178deg  delete17755kam
         1430-1730    9790sir        delete13690kam
         1730-2030   delete7340sir    9810sir        delete11740kam

ARABIC   Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Syria,
-west    Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan target.
         0030-0230    7215zah
         0230-0530   11660zah  delete7370kam
         0530-1430   15750zah
         0530-0730   13610sir  {nothing heard April 8}
         0600-0830    9840sir  13610sir-not heard Apr 8
                      9840sir  closed-down at 08.44:30 UT Apr 8.
         0730-0930   13610kam not heard April 8 til 0930UT.
                     CNR1 terrible co-ch QRM.
         0930-1430   13610kam heard April 8 from 0930UT.
         1030-1130   delete9410kam
         1430-1730    9580zah/exsir
         1730-0030    7285zah
         2030-0030    7230sir

ARMENIAN 0250-0320   delete 7220sir  delete 9420sir  delete9750sir
         0920-0950   delete11945sir  delete13720sir
         1620-1720    7230sir    9655sir
AZERI    0320-0520   delete11760sir
         1420-1620!   9475sir
BENGALI  1420-1520   13840ahw   15400kam  delete11720kam
         1620-1650    9675kam   11825sir  delete9435kam
BOSNIAN  0520-0620   delete13590sir delete15310kam
[Se-Cr]  1720-1820    9610sir       delete11865kam
                     heard // 7350 kHz instead of Russian.
         2120-2220   delete7310sir        delete11630kam
CHINESE  1150-1250   17870kam  21520sir   delete17715kam  delete21455sir
         2320-0020    7300sir  11865kam   13715sir
DARI     0320-0620   delete12070kam  13740ahw-not heard Apr 8&9&12
         0550-0820   13740sir
         0620-0920   delete13740kam
         0820-1420   ex13765ahw      delete13840ahw
         0920-1150   13740sir
         1150-1450   delete12070kam
ENGLISH  0320-0420   delete 9420kam  delete11780sir
         1020-1120   delete17820kam  delete21510kam
         1520-1620   delete11640kam  13780sir
         1920-2020    9665sir  12015sir  delete7315kam  delete9420kam
FRENCH   0620-0720   delete15430kam      delete17780sir
         1820-1920    9420sir  13730kam  delete9860kam
GERMAN   0720-0820   delete15175sir      delete17520sir
         1720-1820    7235kam   9660sir
HAUSA    0550-0650   17560sir
         1120-1150   delete21505sir      delete21750sir
         1820-1920   delete12015(ex13810)kam  delete15525sir
HEBREW   0420-0450   12030kam  13770sir  delete9880kam  delete11780sir
         1150-1220   13685kam  15180sir
HINDI    0150-0250   delete9420sir   delete11955sir
         1420-1520   11955sir  13830kam
ITALIAN  0620-0720   delete13650kam  delete17660kam
         1920-1950   7205sir/exkam   delete 5945sir
JAPANESE 1320-1420   delete13660sir  delete15225kam
         2050-2150    9765sir  11695kam
KAZAKH   0920-1020   15715sir/exkam  17635sir (new time)
         1520-1620   delete9800kam  delete11825sir
KURDISH  0320-0420    7415sir/exkam  9695sir Sorrani  dialect.
         1320-1620  $ 7410kam                Kirmanji dialect.
                    $ rather CRI Japanese co-ch QRM, March 28.
MALAY    1220-1320   17670sir  21750sir
         2220-2320    7360sir   9720kam
PASHTO   0220-0320    6175sir   9700sir/exkam
         0720-0820   delete12010sir  delete13730sir
         1220-1320   delete11730sir  delete13730kam
         1620-1720    5925sir        delete9760ahw
PORTUG.  1020-1050   17630sirCeAM   21610sirSoAM    new SW service
RUSSIAN  0820-1150   delete17820sir                 CeSiberia FE Russia
         1420-1520   delete9800kam   delete12085ahw CeSiberia FE Russia
         1650-1820!   9480ahw        delete7350kam  CeSiberia FE Russia
         1920-2020    6035kam                       CeSiberia zone 30
RUSSIAN  0820-0920   delete17760kam                 WeRUS Moscow St.P.
         1420-1520   delete13660sir                 WeRUS Moscow St.P.
         1750-1850   delete7300kam   delete9850sir  WeRUS Moscow St.P.
         1920-2020    6035kam   7375sir  delete7405sir WeRUS Moscow St.P.
SPANISH  0020-0320!   9550sir/exkam  12025kam
         0720-0820   17530sir  17815sir  delete15430kam  new time slot
         2020-2120    9665kam  11800sir
SWAHILI  0450-0550   13750sir  15630sir new time slot
         0820-0920   delete17830sir delete21525sir
         1720-1820   delete9540sir  delete11965kam
TAJIK    0050-0220   7280sir/exkam  delete 5950sir
         1550-1720   7360kam  delete5950sir  delete7435kam
TURKISH  0420-0550   11925sir/exkam  13710sir/exkam
         1550-1720    9850zah/exkam   delete5940kam  delete7360kam
URDU     0120-0220    9440kam  delete7410kam   delete9620ahw
         1250-1420    9790sir  13795sir   delete15520kam
         1520-1620    9810sir
UZBEK    0220-0250    7400kam   9840sir
         1450-1550  % 9465kam  11880sir
% 15.00-16.00 UT on 9465 kHz heavy interference by RTI English sce co-ch.
9465  R.TAIWAN Int 1500-1600 1234567 English  300 225 Paochung  TWN  RTI.

Saut Falestin
"Voice of Islamic Palestinian Revolution"
ARABIC   0320-0420   delete9825kam  11970sir

Thanks Kai Ludwig for PARS link to <http://parstoday.com/en/radio>

Albanian
Armenian
Bangla
English
German
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Kazakh
Kiswahili
Pashto
Portuguese {new shortwave request at 1020-1050 UT now}
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
(IRIB/PARS, updated by wb wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

A-16 IRIB Tehran schedule

12025 0020-0220 6S,7S,8S,10,11 KAM 500 310   0 218 SPANISH  IRN IRB  7250
 9550 0020-0320 12-16          KAM 500 259 -15 215 SPANISH  IRN IRB  1917
 9550 0020-0320 12-16          SIR 500 270 -25 156 SPANISH  IRN IRB 16072
12025 0020-0320 6S,7S,8S,10,11 KAM 500 300   0 218 SPANISH  IRN IRB 16090
 7215 0030-0230 37-39          ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB  7078
 7325 0030-0230 37-39          SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16063
 5950 0050-0220 30SE,31SW,40E  SIR 500 46   30 218 TAJIK    IRN IRB  1882
 7280 0050-0220 30SE,31SW,40E  KAM 500 58    0 145 TAJIK    IRN IRB  1896
 7280 0050-0220 30SE,31SW,40E  SIR 500 53  -30 218 TAJIK    IRN IRB 16061
 7410 0120-0220 40E,41N        KAM 500 118   0 146 UURD     IRN IRB  1903
 9440 0120-0220 40E,41N        KAM 500 94   15 216 UURD     IRN IRB 15035
 9620 0120-0220 40E,41N        AHW 250 84    0 145 UURDUU   IRN IRB  7244
 9420 0150-0250 41             SIR 500 90    0 145 HINNDI   IRN IRB  7190
11955 0150-0250 41             SIR 500 102   0 146 HINNDI   IRN IRB  1968
 7410 0220-0250 30S,31S,40NE   KAM 500 58    0 145 UZBEK    IRN IRB 16168
 9840 0220-0250 30S,31S,40NE   SIR 500 18    0 146 UZBEK    IRN IRB  7248
 6175 0220-0320 40E,41W        SIR 500 53  -30 218 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  1888
 9700 0220-0320 40E,41W        KAM 500 94    0 216 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  1925
 9700 0220-0320 40E,41W        SIR 500 47   17 218 PUSHTO   IRN IRB 16075
 7370 0230-0530 37-39          KAM 500 250   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB  7266
 9755 0230-0530 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16077
11660 0230-0530 38,39          ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB  1946
11855 0230-0530 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB  7087
11855 0230-0530 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16087
 7220 0250-0320 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 320  25 156 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  1892
 9420 0250-0320 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 320   0 146 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  7085
12070 0250-0620 30S,31S,40E    KAM 250 85    0 147 DARI     IRN IRB  1977
13740 0250-0620 30S,31S,40E    AHW 250 84    0 145 DARI     IRN IRB  1992
 7415 0320-0420 39             KAM 500 0     0 935 KURD-SO  IRN IRB  1905
 7415 0320-0420 39             SIR 500 298 -25 218 KURD-SO  IRN IRB 16068
 9420 0320-0420 7-10           KAM 500 315   0 216 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7160
 9695 0320-0420 39             SIR 500 310   0 211 KURD-SO  IRN IRB  7332
 9825 0320-0420 38E,39W        KAM 500 244 -30 215 PalestineIRN IRB  7225
11780 0320-0420 7-10           SIR 500 330 -10 218 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7168
11970 0320-0420 38E,39W        SIR 500 282   0 146 PalestineIRN IRB  1970
13750 0320-0420 39S,47,48,52   SIR 500 216   0 216 SWAHILI  IRN IRB 16100
15340 0320-0420 39S,47,48,52   SIR 500 223 -30 218 SWAHILI  IRN IRB 16105
11760 0320-0520 29S,40NW       SIR 500 336   0 146 Azeri    IRN IRB  1950
15340 0350-0450 39S,47,48,52   KAM 500 210   0 218 SWAHILI  IRN IRB  2007
 9880 0420-0450 38E,39W        KAM 500 250   0 145 Hebrew   IRN IRB  7166
11780 0420-0450 38E,39W        SIR 500 293  30 218 Hebrew   IRN IRB 16085
12030 0420-0450 38E,39W        SIR 500 293  30 218 Hebrew   IRN IRB 16091
13770 0420-0450 38E,39W        SIR 500 282   0 146 Hebrew   IRN IRB  7170
11925 0420-0550 29S,39N        KAM 500 289  15 215 Turkish  IRN IRB  1965
11925 0420-0550 29S,39N        SIR 500 302  15 218 Turkish  IRN IRB 16089
13710 0420-0550 29S,39N        KAM 500 289  15 215 Turkish  IRN IRB  1986
13710 0420-0550 29S,39N        SIR 500 304 -15 218 Turkish  IRN IRB 16096
13750 0450-0550 39S,47,48,52   SIR 500 216   0 216 SWAHILI  IRN IRB 16145
15630 0450-0550 39S,47,48,52   SIR 500 216   0 218 SWAHILI  IRN IRB 16146
13590 0520-0620 28S            SIR 500 310   0 211 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  7089
15310 0520-0620 28S            KAM 500 300   0 218 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  7303
13610 0530-0730 37,38,39       SIR 500 295   0 211 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 15005
13780 0530-0830 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 15038
13780 0530-0830 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16101
15750 0530-1430 38,39          ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 14009
17560 0550-0650 46,47          SIR 500 263   0 218 HAUSA    IRN IRB  7205
13740 0550-0820 30S,31S,40E    SIR 500 46   16 218 DARI     IRN IRB 16098

 9840 0600-0830 37,38,39       SIR 500 235   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16081
13610 0600-0830 37,38,39       SIR 500 235   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16092
13650 0620-0720 28S            KAM 500 289  15 215 ITALIAN  IRN IRB  1981
13845 0620-0720 28S            SIR 500 302  15 218 ALBANIA  IRN IRB  7094
15430 0620-0720 27,28          KAM 500 304  30 215 FRENCH   IRN IRB  2010
17660 0620-0720 28S            KAM 500 294   0 218 ITALIAN  IRN IRB  2026
17780 0620-0720 27,28          SIR 500 310   0 211 FRENCH   IRN IRB  2030
17820 0620-0720 28S            KAM 500 300   0 217 ALBANIA  IRN IRB 15004
13740 0620-0820 30S,31S,40E    KAM 500 94    0 216 DARI     IRN IRB  7154
12010 0720-0820 40E,41W        SIR 500 60  -30 218 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  7198
13730 0720-0820 40E,41W        SIR 500 65  -15 156 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  1989
15175 0720-0820 27,28          SIR 500 322   0 211 GERMANY  IRN IRB  7172
15430 0720-0820 27S,28S,37,38  KAM 500 289  15 215 SPANISH  IRN IRB 12039
17520 0720-0820 27,28          SIR 500 310   0 211 GERMANY  IRN IRB  7173
17530 0720-0820 27S,28S,37,38  SIR 500 300  30 218 SPANISH  IRN IRB 12040
17815 0720-0820 27S,28S,37,38  SIR 500 295   0 211 SPANISH  IRN IRB 16110
13610 0730-1430 37,38,39       KAM 500 259 -15 215 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 15006
17635 0820-0920 30-33          SIR 500 46  -30 216 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  7206
17760 0820-0920 28E,29,30      KAM 500 321   0 218 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  2029
17820 0820-0920 29E,30,31      SIR 500 31   15 218 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  2031
17830 0820-0920 47,48,52,53    SIR 500 223 -30 218 SWAHILI  IRN IRB  7337
21525 0820-0920 47,48,52,53    SIR 500 233 -30 218 SWAHILI  IRN IRB  2035
13740 0820-1150 30S,31S,40E    KAM 500 94    0 216 DARI     IRN IRB  7155
13840 0820-1420 30S,31S,40E    AHW 250 84    0 145 DARI     IRN IRB 15044
13780 0830-1130 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 15039
11945 0920-0950 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 320   0 146 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  1967
13720 0920-0950 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 322   0 211 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  1988
15715 0920-1020 30,31          KAM 500 45    0 217 KAZAKH   IRN IRB  2015
15715 0920-1020 30,31          SIR 500 17    0 218 KAZAKH   IRN IRB 16108
17635 0920-1020 30,31          SIR 500 31   15 218 KAZAKH   IRN IRB  2023
13740 0920-1150 30S,31S,40E    SIR 500 46   16 216 DARI     IRN IRB 16099
13780 0930-1130 39             SIR 500 216   0 216 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16102
13610 0930-1200 37,38,39       SIR 500 235   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16093

17630 1020-1050 6S,7S,8S,10,11 SIR 500 310   0 211 PORTUG ! IRN IRB 16170
21610 1020-1050 12-16          SIR 500 263 -25 156 PORTUG ! IRN IRB 16171
was not on air, when SW checked.

17820 1020-1120 41             KAM 500 110   0 217 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  2032
21510 1020-1120 41             KAM 500 110   0 218 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7174
 9410 1030-1130 37,38,39       KAM 500 238   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB  7084
11925 1030-1130 39             SIR 500 235   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB  1966
21505 1120-1150 46,47          SIR 500 255 -15 218 HAUSA    IRN IRB  7208
21750 1120-1150 46,47          SIR 500 263   0 218 HAUSA    IRN IRB  2038
13785 1130-1430 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 15040
13785 1130-1430 39             SIR 500 216   0 216 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16103
13685 1150-1220 38E,39W        KAM 500 259 -15 215 Hebrew   IRN IRB  1984
13685 1150-1220 38E,39W        SIR 500 295   0 156 Hebrew   IRN IRB 16094
15180 1150-1220 38E,39W        SIR 500 282   0 146 Hebrew   IRN IRB  2003
17715 1150-1250 42-44          KAM 500 64  -30 216 CHINA    IRN IRB  2028
17870 1150-1250 42-44          KAM 500 55    0 217 CHINA    IRN IRB  7117
17870 1150-1250 42-44          SIR 500 53  -30 218 CHINA    IRN IRB 16111
21455 1150-1250 42-44          SIR 500 76    0 216 CHINA    IRN IRB  2033
21520 1150-1250 42-44          SIR 500 65  -15 156 CHINA    IRN IRB  7118
12070 1150-1450 30S,31S,40E    KAM 100 85    0 147 DARI     IRN IRB  7152

11730 1220-1320 40E,41W        SIR 500 60  -30 218 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  1949
13730 1220-1320 40E,41W        KAM 500 91    0 218 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  1990
17670 1220-1320 49,54          SIR 500 115   0 218 BM/BI    IRN IRB  7207
21750 1220-1320 49,54          SIR 500 107   0 216 BM/BI    IRN IRB  2039
 9790 1250-1420 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 UURDU    IRN IRB  1934
13795 1250-1420 40E,41N        SIR 500 80    0 156 UURDU    IRN IRB  1997
15520 1250-1420 40E,41         KAM 500 109  15 216 UURDU    IRN IRB  2012
 7410 1320-1420 39             SIR 500 298 -25 218 KURD-SH  IRN IRB 16066
 9410 1320-1420 39             SIR 500 313   0 218 KURD-SH  IRN IRB 16069
11640 1320-1420 28E,29,30      SIR 500 320   0 146 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 16083
13660 1320-1420 45             SIR 500 60  -30 218 JAPANES  IRN IRB  1982
15225 1320-1420 45             KAM 500 60    0 217 JAPANES  IRN IRB  7201
15480 1320-1420 28E,29,30      SIR 500 320   0 146 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 16107
 7410 1320-1620 39             KAM 500 0     0 935 KURD-SH  IRN IRB  1904
 9800 1420-1520 30,31          KAM 500 58    0 145 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  1935
11720 1420-1520 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 BENGALI  IRN IRB  1948
11955 1420-1520 41             SIR 500 102   0 146 HINNDI   IRN IRB  7197
11955 1420-1520 41             SIR 500 107   0 216 HINNDI   IRN IRB 16104
12085 1420-1520 30,31          AHW 250 26    0 145 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  1978
13660 1420-1520 29-30          SIR 500 322   0 211 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  1983
13830 1420-1520 41             KAM 500 109  15 216 HINNDI   IRN IRB  7200
13840 1420-1520 41NE           AHW 250 84    0 145 BENGALI  IRN IRB  7093
13840 1420-1520 41NE           SIR 250 90    0 218 BENGALI  IRN IRB  2002
15400 1420-1520 41NE           KAM 500 99    0 217 BENGALI  IRN IRB  2008
15400 1420-1520 41NE           SIR 250 80    0 156 BENGALI  IRN IRB 16106
 9475 1420-1620 29S,40NW       SIR 500 336   0 146 AZERI    IRN IRB  7243
 9580 1430-1600 37,38,39       ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16073
 9790 1430-1730 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16078
13690 1430-1730 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB  7302
13690 1430-1730 39             KAM 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16095
 9465 1450-1550 30S,31S,40NE   KAM 500 58    0 145 UZBEK    IRN IRB  1913
 9465 1450-1550 30S,31S,40NE   SIR 500 18    0 146 UZBEK    IRN IRB 16070
11880 1450-1550 30S,31S,40NE   AHW 250 26    0 145 UZBEK    IRN IRB 16088
11880 1450-1550 30S,31S,40NE   SIR 500 30    0 206 UZBEK    IRN IRB  1961
 7410 1520-1620 39             SIR 500 300  30 218 KURD-SH  IRN IRB 16067
 9800 1520-1620 30,31          KAM 500 58    0 145 KAZAKHI  IRN IRB  1936
 9810 1520-1620 40E,41N        SIR 500 90    0 145 UURDU    IRN IRB  7246
11640 1520-1620 41,49,54       KAM 500 109  15 216 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  1945
11825 1520-1620 30,31          SIR 500 18    0 146 KAZAKHI  IRN IRB  7195
13780 1520-1620 41,49,54       SIR 500 106  30 216 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7171
 5950 1550-1720 30SE,31SW,40E  SIR 500 46   30 218 TAJIKKI  IRN IRB  1883
 7360 1550-1720 29S,39N        KAM 500 289  15 215 TURKISH  IRN IRB 14014
 7435 1550-1720 30SE,31SW,40E  KAM 500 58    0 145 TAJIKKI  IRN IRB  1907
 9850 1550-1720 29S,39N        KAM 500 298   0 146 TURKISH  IRN IRB  7249
 9850 1550-1720 29S,39N        ZAH 500 289   0 145 TURKISH  IRN IRB 16082
 9580 1600-1730 37,38,39       ZAH 500 0     0 935 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16074
 9675 1620-1650 41NE           KAM 500 100   0 216 BENGALI  IRN IRB 16169
 9820 1620-1650 41NE           SIR 500 90    0 218 BENGALI  IRN IRB 16080
11825 1620-1650 41NE           KAM 500 94    0 216 BENGALI  IRN IRB  1955
11825 1620-1650 41NE           SIR 500 90    0 218 BENGALI  IRN IRB 16086
 5925 1620-1720 40E,41W        SIR 500 90    0 145 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  7186
 7230 1620-1720 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 320  25 156 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  1894
 9655 1620-1720 29SE,39NE,40NW SIR 500 320   0 146 ARMENIA  IRN IRB  1921
 9760 1620-1720 40E,41W        AHW 250 84    0 145 PUSHTO   IRN IRB  7333
 7350 1650-1750 30,31          KAM 500 58    0 145 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  7221
 9480 1650-1850 30,31          AHW 250 26    0 145 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 16071
 7235 1720-1820 27,28          KAM 500 304  30 215 GERMANY  IRN IRB  7157
 7235 1720-1820 27,28          SIR 500 316   0 211 GERMANY  IRN IRB 16059
 7350 1720-1820 28S            SIR 500 319   0 218 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB 16065
 9540 1720-1820 47,48,52,53    SIR 500 216   0 216 SWAHILI  IRN IRB  7331
 9610 1720-1820 28S            SIR 500 310   0 211 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  1920
 9660 1720-1820 27,28          SIR 500 319   0 218 GERMANY  IRN IRB  7163
11865 1720-1820 28S            KAM 500 298   0 146 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  1956
11965 1720-1820 39S,47,48,52   KAM 500 206   0 217 SWAHILI  IRN IRB  7228
 7340 1730-2030 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16064
 9810 1730-2030 39             SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB 16079
11740 1730-2030 39             KAM 500 178   0 146 ARBIC-S  IRN IRB  7086
 7285 1730-2100 37-39          ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16062
 7300 1750-1850 29,30          KAM 500 321   0 211 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 13026
 9850 1750-1850 29,30          SIR 500 322   0 211 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB  7227

 5950 1820-1920 28S            SIR 500 298 -15 218 ALBANIA  IRN IRB 16056
 7235 1820-1920 28S            SIR 500 295   0 156 ALBANIA  IRN IRB 16060
 9420 1820-1920 27,28          SIR 250 310   0 211 FRENCH   IRN IRB  7161
 9860 1820-1920 27,28          KAM 500 304  30 215 FRENCH   IRN IRB  7165
11985 1820-1920 28S            KAM 500 298   0 146 ALBANIA  IRN IRB  1972
12015 1820-1920 46,47          KAM 500 253   0 217 HAUSA    IRN IRB 15037
13730 1820-1920 46,47          KAM 500 259 -15 215 FRENCH   IRN IRB  1991
15525 1820-1920 46,47          SIR 500 263   0 218 HAUSA    IRN IRB  7202
 5945 1920-1950 28S            SIR 500 295   0 156 ITALIAN  IRN IRB  7187
 7205 1920-1950 28S            KAM 500 298   0 146 ITALIAN  IRN IRB  7188
 7205 1920-1950 28S            SIR 500 300   0 218 ITALIAN  IRN IRB 16057
 6035 1920-2020 28E,29,30      KAM 500 58    0 145 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 15003
 7315 1920-2020 27,28          KAM 500 304  30 215 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7158
 7375 1920-2020 28E,29         SIR 500 326   0 211 RUSSIAN  IRN IRB 16167
 9420 1920-2020 52,53,57       KAM 500 205   0 216 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7162
 9665 1920-2020 27,28          SIR 500 313   0 218 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7164
12015 1920-2020 52,53,57       SIR 500 216  15 216 ENGLISH  IRN IRB  7169
 6060 2020-2120 28S            SIR 500 305   0 211 ALBANIA  IRN IRB  7077
 9665 2020-2120 27S,28S,37,38  KAM 500 289  15 215 SPANISH  IRN IRB  7245
 9830 2020-2120 28S            KAM 500 298   0 146 ALBANIA  IRN IRB  1937
11800 2020-2120 27S,28S,37,38  SIR 500 295   0 211 SPANISH  IRN IRB  1952
 9765 2050-2150 45             SIR 500 60  -30 218 JAPANES  IRN IRB  1932
11695 2050-2150 45             KAM 500 60    0 218 JAPANES  IRN IRB  7267
11695 2050-2150 45             SIR 500 60    0 218 JAPANES  IRN IRB 16084
 7230 2100-0030 37-39          SIR 500 198   0 146 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB 16058
 7285 2100-0030 37-39          ZAH 500 289   0 145 ARBIC-W  IRN IRB  7299
 7310 2120-2220 28S            SIR 500 305   0 211 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  7080
11630 2120-2220 28S            KAM 500 298   0 146 BOSNIAN  IRN IRB  1944
 7360 2220-2320 49,54          SIR 500 113   0 218 BM/BI    IRN IRB  7265
 9720 2220-2320 49,54          KAM 500 109  15 216 BM/BI    IRN IRB  1928
 9720 2220-2320 49,54          SIR 500 120   0 211 BM/BI    IRN IRB 16076
 7300 2320-0020 42-44          SIR 500 65    0 211 CHINA    IRN IRB  7111
11865 2320-0020 42-44          KAM 500 79    0 216 CHINA    IRN IRB 15036
13715 2320-0020 42-44          SIR 500 53  -30 218 CHINA    IRN IRB 16097
(hfcc, April 6)

JAPAN   Fair reception of Shiokaze Sea Breeze, March 31
1300-1400 5935 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS English  Thur

Reception of Shiokaze Sea Breeze, April 2
1600-1630  5915 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese Sat
1630-1700  5915 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Korean   Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

LITHUANIA   Good signal of Radio Japan NHK World, April 4
0430-0500  6165 SIT 100 kW  79 deg to EaEUR Russian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

MADAGASCAR  [and non]  Correcting log in last report. Tnx to Rich Ray for
catching this: The frequency was really 9665 kHz, not 9645 kHz, so I
should have said:

9665, on April 3 at 0117 UT, LAH no doubt caused this hour only by MWV vs.
9665- kHz, R. Voz Missionaria. I bet the QRM is even worse around Brazil.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld and hcdx April 4)

re QRM; new 9665 kHz zone 41 target of MWV in Tibet, eastern China, South
Asia, is 16.000 kilometers away on the backside of earth.

So strange, why they should protect a Brazilian domestic small station
outlet ?

small 5 ... 10 kW domestic SW stations never have got protection on SW
band by ITU request registration - in past 50 - 60 years.

German small SW domestic station broadcasts in 49 and 41 mb, like SDR/SWR
Muehlacker 6030, BR Ismaning 6085, SFB Berlin/Radio Bremen 6190, HR
Frankfurt/M. Heiligenstock 6160, SWF/SWR Rohrdorf 7265 kHz,
never have been protected - even not  AGAINST DEUTSCHE WELLE German
foreign broadcaster requests on same channels, - or similar happened of
former IBB / VOA / RFE / RL Germany relay requests.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

MADAGASCAR   Today talked with Konstantin Chernushenko. He said that
really in the MWV transmitter shorted out, even a small fire.

The transmitter is out of warranty, are now waiting for when it will be
repaired. We must first vremya.Za

broadcast day from Madagascar came to Russian department most reports,
about 70. About 10 reports came from Finland is Russian for reception
programs. Constantine also said e-mail addresses of other language
departments:

English Department -  <knls -at- aol.com>
Arabic -              <contact -at- radiofeda.com>
Spanish -             <cpioutreach -at- icloud.com>
English Department for Africa -  <hhuffard -at- africanpathways.org>
China Division -      <smzg -at- smzg.org>
(Dmitry Kutuzov-RUS  deneb-radio-dx, via midxb / RUSdx April 5)

MALAYSIA   6050.026  RTM Kajang noted at 1320 UT on April 7 in remote SDR
unit in eastern Thailand.

Likely RTM Sarawak FM program, only S=8-9 at 1328 UT on April 7. But also
probably RTM Wai FM program on 11665 kHz, S=9 or -71dBm  at 1330 UT. All
heard on remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand.
(wb, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

Hi Wolfy - April 7, I was listening at 1311 UT on 11665 kHz and heard:
1311-1314 UT (just after the KL news relay), many IDs for "Wai FM," both
ID jingles and spoken IDs.

1314 UT - start of the Thursday (also on Mondays) relay of "Limbang FM";
started with the usual singing "Limbang FM" jingle; DJ played pop songs
and gave "Limbang FM" IDs; mostly good reception;  schedule for the relay
of Limbang FM is 1314-1400 (Mon & Thurs) UT.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

MEXICO   Neighbour XEPPM Mexico City at S=7 level in Florida remote SDR
post on 6184.986 kHz, also at 2345 UT on April 6th.
(wb, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

MYANMAR   5915, Myanmar Radio, at 1111 UT on April 4. In vernacular;
reception in the clear before the *1158 UT sign on of CRI.

5985  Myanmar Radio, at *1130 UT on April 4. Suddenly on; in vernacular;
weak, but clear frequency.

7200.104 (thanks to Wolfy for his March 23 measurement), Myanmar Radio,
at 1314 UT on April 5. In vernacular with pop songs; this reception now
possible at this time as CNR1 jamming had already signed off.

7345  Myanmar Radio, at 1112 UT on April 4. Weak under a strong CNR1.

9730  Myanmar Radio, at 1117 UT on April 4. pop music; 1128 UT usual
singing ID with frequencies; 1129* UT suddenly off. Did not hear Sound of
Hope (Taiwan), which in the past was often noted here.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

MYANMAR   9730  Myanmar Radio {with R. Australia program}, at 1112-1129*
UT on April 6 (Wednesday). Start of the Radio Australia program "English
for Business," lesson 14; language lesson with both English and Burmese
("There's a slight hitch. Sorry about this. If you'll just bear with us
for a minute," etc.); semi-readable with slight SOH (Taiwan) QRM. Nice to
find Myanmar is still carrying these programs.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld April 6)

MYANMAR   7199.9975  Myanma Radio from old empire bcast center at Yangoon
Yegu site, S=9+40dB or -36dBm signal, male Burmese presenter, and easy
listening Karaoke like amateurish performance pop mx singer at 1404 UT
on April 7.
(wb, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

Wolfy - Yes, I also noted the very good reception on 7200.00 kHz
(ex: 7200.104 kHz, thanks for your March 23 measurement), at 1426 UT
on April 7; reception much stronger than their off frequency transmitter.
The 7200.00 kHz transmitter must be much newer?
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

MYANMAR/BHUTAN/LAOS/MALAYSIA   Checked the local 0000 UT reception time
slot in 49 mb in eastern Thailand SDR remote unit today April 7th.

5914.992 MMR  Myanma Radio Nay Pyi Taw noted at powerful
         S=9+25dB level, male monotonous singer heard at 0005 UT
         on April 7.

Thazin Radio / Myanma Kachin Radio, from Pyin Oo Lwin and Myanma Radio
on single 5915 kHz from new capital Nay Pyi Taw erected in 2008 - 2009
year by MW Nautel, and SW BBEF Beijing in Pyin Oo Lwin / RIZ Zagreb
in Yangoon Yegu site units.

5985.000 MMR  Even frequency likely from old empire bcast center
         at Yangoon Yegu site, S=9+25dB signal, male Burmese
         presenter talk at 0012 UT on April 7.

6029.9935 MMR  Accurate measured, Thazin Radio, from Pyin U Lwin northern
         bcast center site, strongest signal in 49 mb of the four
         Burma origin stations. S=9+35dB, native male guitar singer group,
         at 0013 UT.

6035.053 BTN  odd frequency BTN BBS Thimpu, not on air at 0034 UT Apr 7,
         nothing heard here on remote SDR unit in eastern Thailand loc.

6050.027 MLA  Someone reported, RTM Kajang FM program back on air,
         heard with typical SoEaAsia singer at 0007 UT,
         S=9+25dB in eastern Thailand.

6130.000 LAO  Lao National Radio, Vientiane site, nice S=9+20dB signal
         at 0014 UT. Lady program presenter, Lao language scheduled,
         but I had rather feel like a Thai language presenter news reader
         heard instead ?

6164.9965 MMR  Thazin Radio, from Pyin U Lwin northern bcast center site,
         0015 UT on April 7, S=9+15dB signal heard in eastern
         Thailand remote unit. Light native mx singer performed.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 7)

NETHERLANDS   The Netherlands - Radio Maria 675 kHz

Catholic Radio Maria resumes broadcasts on 675 kHz with 5 kW from Aarle
Rixtel (in the province of North Brabant). The national telecom agency
allows up to 25 kW. The power and antenna will be improved in due course.
(Herman Boel-BEL writes on the Medium Wave Circle F_B group Apr 8)

NETHERLANDS   The catholic radio station Radio Maria has resumed broadcast
on MW on 675 kHz after being silent since September 2015.

<http://www.mediamagazine.nl/radio-maria-hervat-uitzendingen-middengolf/>

"In September 2015 the station had to cease broadcasting via this medium
wave frequency as the transmitter operator of the medium wave transmitter
in Lopik decided to stop the service. The radio tower was dismantled in
mid-September 2015.

Since then, the Catholic radio station could not broadcast on medium wave.
Radio Maria is still heard in the Netherlands through the digital ether
(DAB+). Radio Maria broadcasts through the network of the national
commercial radio stations and through a number of top regional DAB+
networks.

Radio Maria has based its broadcasting license until September 2017 the
requirement to also broadcast on medium wave. In consultation with the
Radiocommunications Agency, the radio station can now broadcast from the
North Brabant Aarle Rixtel The Netherlands. Radio Maria broadcasts
recently on a low power from this new location. It is intended to improve
the antenna in the short term and increase the ability of the medium wave
transmitter at 675 kHz, so that a greater part of the southern Netherlands
can be achieved.

The radio station will broadcast ended with a power of 5 kilowatts from
the transmitter location in Holland. The Radiocommunications Agency is the
power to 25 kilowatts from the new location. This achieves a large part of
the Catholic audience in the Southern Netherlands and parts of Belgium.
Radio Maria will continue to be received via DAB+ and Internet."
(Google translation by yours truly!)
(mediumwave.info, via Rene van Hoof, mwc F_B group, April 8)

NEW ZEALAND   6170  on April 11 at 1355 UT, RNZI is about to fade out,
poor at S5, and gone from 9700 kHz, which is was temporarily using last
week due to one transmitter being down. So back to two? No! Had not
monitored for a couple days. Further revamped schedule without notice,
consulted 1830 UT on April 11, has brought 6170 kHz back, but still only
one transmitter at a time; nothing there currently to explain the problem:

"RNZI AM transmission is from 2100-1650 UT, 0900-0450 NZT
0459-0658  11725 AM   Daily
0659-0758   9890 DRM  Tonga    Mon-Fri
0759-1058   9700 AM   Pacific  Daily
1059-1258   9700 AM   PNG      Daily
1259-1650   6170 AM   Pacific  Daily
1651-1835   7330 DRM  Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa  Sun-Fri
1836-1950  11690 DRM  Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa  Sun-Fri
1951-2059  15720 DRM  Pacific  Sun-Fri
2100-0458  15720 AM   Pacific  Daily"
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 11)

OMAN   Fair to good signal of Radio Sultanate of Oman, March 31
1400-1500 15140 THU 100 kW 315 deg to WeEUR English
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

PAKISTAN   15730  Came across on the Radio Pakistan Islamabad signal, of
their UTC morning sce to NE/ME to serve their national workers mainly in
Arabia target. When heard at 0550 UT, signal was strong and overmodulated,
at S=9+30dB or -43dBm strong powerhouse, heard on remote SDR units in Doha
Qatar and on Zakynthos island in Greece.

Signal was much BROADBAND at 15706 to 15754 kHz frequency range.

At 0557 UT the final power amplifier broke down, and signal decreased to
poor S=5 or -82dBm strength. But final powerful unit 'came back' at 0604
UT,
heard in Greece and southern Italy too, at S=9+15 or -61dBm strength.

At 0600 UT heard their time pips and international news read by lady
presenter.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 8)

PAKISTAN   In A-16 HFCC Database no more frequencies of PBC Radio
Pakistan.
Here some observed frequencies of Radio Pakistan PBC in summer A-15
period:
0045-0215 15730 ISL 250 kW 118 deg to SoAS Urdu
0500-0700 15395 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE&ME Urdu {noted 15730 kHz in A-16}
0830-1105 15320 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR Urdu, incl.English at 1100
1200-1300 15700 ISL 250 kW 070 deg to EaAS Chinese
1330-1530 15485 ISL 250 kW 282 deg to NE&ME Urdu
1700-1800 15700 ISL 250 kW 313 deg to WeEUR Urdu

But the station was on air very rarely and the duration of programs
varies.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

PALAU   Very poor signal of Radio Que Me vis T8WH Angel 3, April 1
1200-1230 9930 HBN 100 kW 318 deg to EaAS Vietnamese Fri

Weak signal of World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 4, April 3
1430-1500 11805 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

PNG   {BOUGAINVILLE}  3325, NBC Bougainville, at 1020 & 1216* UT on April
4. Weak; underneath RRI Palangkaraya, which mostly dominated the whole
time; NBC running a little bit longer than usual.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

PHILIPPINES   Fair signal of FEBC Manila Radio Teos, April 5
1500-1600 11650 BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAs Russian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

SAUDI ARABIA  {excile YEMEN radio} Fair signal of Republic of Yemen Radio,
on April 1
1501 & 1643 UT 11860 unknown tx unknown to NE/ME Arabic, QRM 11870 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC    Slovakia QSL 2016

In 2016, the Slovak Radio and Television celebrates anniversary. The first
"Radiojournal" was aired on August 3, 1926, and the Bratislava studio
began work November 3, 1956. Daily "Radiojournal" was aired on the 2nd
October 1926.

After 90 years of Slovak Radio was part of RTVS ("Radio and Television of
Slovakia"), it brings together 11 radio stations, including the RSI. Our
new-the QSL card is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Slovak Radio.

<http://ru.rsi.rtvs.sk/clanok/103685?name_url=qsl-2016>
<http://cdn.srv.rtvs.sk/a501/image/file/13/0030/K05Z.qsl_rus_jpg.jpg>
put 'QSL' search to page
<ht>
(http://www.rtvs.sk/searchK, Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx April 10)

SPAIN   Radio Exterior de Espana wrong frequency 15390 kHz, April 2-3

1400-1800 15390*NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Sat/Sun,
instead of 21620 kHz.

1400-1800 15500 NOB 200 kW 110 deg to NE/ME  Spanish Sat/Sun

1400-1800 17715 NOB 200 kW 230 deg to SoAM   Spanish Sat/Sun
is off air Apr. 2-3

1400-1800 17855 NOB 200 kW 290 deg to EaNoAM Spanish Sat/Sun
*co-ch Gospel For Asia via MBR in various SoAS langs till 1530!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

SURINAM   4989.979  UNIDENTIFIED stn carrier noted at 0308 UT on April 12,
S=5 or -94dBM signal, likely Radio Apintie ? on low modulation level.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 12)

TAIWAN/IRAN   Strong co-ch between Radio Taiwan International
vs VIRI IRIB Sirjan site, April 3

1500-1600 9465 PAO 300 kW 225 deg to SoAS English R.Taiwan Int.
1453-1550 9465 SIR 500 kW 018 deg to CeAS Uzbek   VIRI IRIB
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

TAJIKISTAN   4790  BBC Uzbek via TeleRadioCom. Thanks to Hiroyuki
Komatsubara (Japan), who today (April 4) provided this info:

"-1305- UT 4790kHz, Noise Jamming + CNR-1 4970 kHz AIR only
add; -1330* UT Jamming off, BBC could not be confirmed..."

Seems China finally noticed they had been on the wrong frequency (CNR1
jamming on 4970) for about the past three months now. Hiroyuki was not
sure, just when this happened, but he just noticed it today for the first
time. Well done Hiroyuki !

April 5 was able to confirm his observations; at tune in at 1241 UT, found
CNR1 jamming already on 4790 kHz ( // 6125 kHz); also with strong CODAR
QRM; unable to hear BBC. On 4970 kHz only heard AIR Shillong-IND.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer and dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 6)

TAJIKISTAN   Fair signal of National Unity Radio via TeleRadioCom, Apr 1
1300-1600 11550 DB  100 kW  71 deg to NoEaAS Korean
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

THAILAND   Poor signal of HSK9 Radio Thailand WS, March 31
0530-0600 17640 UDO 250 kW 324 deg to RUS/WeEUR English

Good signal of HSK9 Radio Thailand WS, April 2
1000-1100 17850 UDO 250 kW 305 deg to NE & ME Thai
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

THAILAND   7539.982  Very odd frequency signal of likely VoA Deewa Radio
in Pashto observed, outgoing from IBB US relay site in Udorn Thani in
NoEaThailand. April 10 at 1820 UT.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 10)

U.K.  Good signal of Radio Dandal Kura International via BaBcoCk, April 1
0700-0800 15480 WOF 300 kW 165 deg to WeAF Kanuri
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

USA   WBCQ has added daily WOR airings on 9330v-CUSB, now timeshifted:
Sun-Fri at 2330, Sat at 2230.
Updated: DX/SWL/Media Programs:
<http://www.worldofradio.com/dxpgms.html>

World of Radio schedule:
<http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 10)

{ see also on V3 version of wwdxc hobby programlist at
<http://www.wwdxc.de/swl.pdf>  }

USA   7489.915-AM,  Friday April 1 at 2122 UT, WBCQ with 'Behaviour
Night', poor at S8 vs noise level, as customary for DST season, but its
nostalgic music improves gradually for rest of hour as the sun declines.

The frequency also varies slightly as I remeasure it on the R-75:
2130 UT on 7489.935 kHz, 2148 on 7489.908 kHz. By 2333 during 'Fred
Flintstone' it's on 7489.888 kHz; UT Sat April 2 after 0000 UT, new start
time for 'Allan Weiner Worldwide', on 7489.923, and way out of synch
on // 5129.735-AM kHz.

Some notes of Allan's comments:

Electricity rates in Maine will go up 8.5% this summer, not because of any
improvements, but because they can. He's been working on a generator
building, to be finished this summer. Has a big Diesel generator for it,
but only for backup. Will also put a 120-year-old steam engine there,
which will burn anything, wood or coal, and a small back-up transmitter
for it to run. Still going past 0100 UT, and this time 5129.735 kHz does
not switch to other programming, while BS will just have to wait to resume
on 7489.923 kHz as he does other nights at 0100 UT.

Two new programs to note: Thursdays at 8 pm EDT on 7490 [UT Fridays 0000],
'something Madness' with J.J. And a 'Smart Money Guy' [is that the title?]
for 15 minutes Fridays at 7:45 pm EDT [2345 UT] on 5130 kHz, just before
AWWW.

Also mentions Channel 292 in Germany on ex-DW frequency 6070 kHz, similar
to WBCQ, free-speech putting on all kinds of programs, including already a
couple of WBCQ shows, Broad Spectrum Radio and From the Isle of Music.
Hints of some kind of collaboration between the stations.

Allan says this show next week will be hosted by someone else, TimTron,
Tom, or Larry? And he will be leaving Florida in about 3 weeks, back to
Maine for the summer, and a hamfest in New Hampshire at end of April.

Finished at 0125 UT, back to BS on 7490 kHz, while 5130 kHz continues with
some expletives and novelty music for a while. Also checked 9330 kHz and
found it to be off after 0100 UT, so is 'Word of Deliverance' canceled?
Had been 7 days a week at 01-02 UT per online schedule, which still shows
WOR at wrong time, 0200 UT daily instead of 2330/2230 UT!
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 6)

USA   5049.993  on April 10 at 2255 UT, WWRB again playing the Radio RSA
interval signal, so seems they are making it their own and not co-opting
any others.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 11)

USA   5050, April 3 at 0126, WWRB has reactivated this frequency, very
good, found after checking 90m, 3185 with BS, 3195 not on. Presumably a
summer-thing, and registered available 22-13 UT, 100 kW at 45 degrees.
(US SW stations are supposed to pay a fee to FCC for hours reserved,
whether used or not? But I hear that a lot of them are in arrears,
FCC not enforcing that like so many other rules.)

And it's a hard rant from Dave F-RANTz! Oh boy, in fine form tonight:
He's full of disgust, extreme mocking sarcasm, expletives against
preachers! Summarizing: He has 5 x 100 kW transmitters, mostly idle, as
Christians are fighting over doctrine. If he has one sect on, others
object and won't go on. "All I've heard for 20 years, Christians making
excuses" for not purchasing airtime.

Also complains of preachers requesting free private charter jet transport
for ailing parishioners to medical facilities. (His main business is air
transport.

This is safer than mass transport subjecting victims to who-knows-what
from other passengers). He used to do this and covered the cost, but no
more! Because all the preachers will do in return "when we need help" is
*pray*, nothing tangible, no reciprocity, just lip-service. Lately he
decided to pray real hard, raising his hands higher and higher, asking God
for his fuel tanks to be filled with 400 gallons of Jet-A, in order to
comply with the latest request, still willing to cover remaining expenses.
"Prayer doesn't work!" No increase in fuel levels per the dipstix. "This
is why Christianity is dying," he asserts at 0148 and later.

"WWRB is no longer a religious radio station. It's commercial, for
profit", no more subsidizing by his aviation business. Now in negotiations
with "an Islamic group who want six hours of airtime in English because
they feel their religion is being maligned", and is seriously considering
it.

If any of his remaining Christian clients heard this, they may not stay
around much longer but unlikely any of them axually listen to SW WWRB,
especially on a frequency which just came back. He's still ranting past
0200 UT.

5050, April 4 at 0028, telco-quality audio from unknown gospel huxter on
WWRB, about warfare among Christians over doctrine. No more usage of 3195?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 6)

We will use 5.050 MC till the fall. We start WWRB free speech broadcasting
at 6:55 pm ET [2255 UT] with our interval signal. We are open to ALL
faiths & religions, Political groups, left, right, center. What ever?

WWRB is nothing more than a RF transmission provider:
We take no sides in programming content.
(Dave Frantz, WWRB, dxld April 6)

USA   Fair signal World Harvest Radio International WHRI Angel 1,March 31
0900-1000 11565 HRI 250 kW 245 deg to AUS English Sun-Fri

Reception of Radio Africa Network via WRMI, March 31
from 1402 UT 21675 YFR 100 kW 87 deg to NoCeAF English tx#07

Reception of Brother HySTAIRical TOM via WRMI, March 31
from 1405 15770 YFR 100 kW 044 deg to WeEUR English tx#03

Weekly transmission of WHRI Angel 2 in French, April 1
0500-0600 11635#HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Sat-Thu
0500-0515 11635#HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR French  Fri
0515-0600 11635#HRI 250 kW 047 deg to WeEUR English Fri

Good signal of WEWN-1 Global Catholic Radio, April 1
0900-1300 11520 EWN 250 kW 355 deg to SoEaAS English

Reception of VOA Radiogram with reduced power in A-16
1600-1630 17580 GR  62.5 kW 45 deg to WeEUR Sat, ex125kW

WRMI Okeechobee tx#10 relay Arabic music, instead of TOM April 4
0500-0600 9955 YFR 100 kW 160 deg to CeAM English Brother Stair A-16
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

UZBEKISTAN   Good signal of BBC in Bengali via BaBcoCk FMO,
on RRTM Tashkent tx site, April 2
1330-1400 11730 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS due to Belarus was stopped SW
11730kHz 1330-1400UT zone 41NE TAC 200kW 131deg daily Bengali UZB BBC BAB

Fair signal of Radio Free North Korea via RED Telecom,
on RRTM Tashkent tx site, April 1
1200-1300 15630 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Weak signal of Voice of Wilderness via RED Telecom,
on RRTM Tashkent tx site, April 1:
1330-1530  7615 TAC 100 kW  70 deg to NoEaAS Korean, not A-16 freq 12130

Good signal of North Korea Reform Radio via RED Telecom,
on RRTM Tashkent tx site, April 1:
1430-1530 11570 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Weak signal of Voice of Martyrs via RED Telecom,
on RRTM Tashkent tx site, April 1
1530-1700  7530 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean, co-ch AIR in Urdu.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

VATICAN STATE   Unscheduled transmission of Vatican Radio, April 1
0520-0530  6070 SMG 100 kW 326 deg to WeEUR Croatian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 5)

ZAMBIA   Voice of Hope, Zambia?

Haven't seen any logs of this for a week or more. Ray, is it still on and
testing? North Americans may not have kept trying for it since scheduling
is unfavorable for us.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, dxld April 10)

Hi, Glenn. Voice of Hope - Africa has not been testing since Good Friday.
We found out what we needed to about the primary transmitter and antenna
from the three weeks of testing before that, which was good. QSL cards for
the 50 or so reception reports we received for the test transmissions have
now all been mailed.

Right now we are still working through some equipment issues with the
studio in Lusaka and it's connection to the transmitter site. Once they
are resolved, we will launch with the first transmitter, hopefully later
this month.

There will be plenty of opportunities for North American DX-ers to log the
station once we start using the second transmitter with the beam to West
Africa. Unfortunately that transmitter still needs a crucial component
(part of a tube socket), and Continental shipped us the wrong part. We now
have to get a replacement sent out, but from experience we know that could
take a few months because Continental has to fabricate the part before
they can ship it and they have a backlog.
(Ray Robinson-ZMB,  <ray.robinson -at- email.com>  dxld April 10)

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Frans Vossen RIP

A once very familiar voice on 1512 kHz has passed away...
Andy Sennitt wrote on the PCJ Media F_B page:

Sorry to learn of the death of Frans Vossen at the age of 74. I read about
it late last night on a teletext page of the VRT. During the 1980s I met
Frans at numerous conventions for shortwave listeners, and it was always a
pleasure to spend time with him. For four decades he worked for VRT
(formerly BRT), the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium, producing and
presenting English programmes.

His funeral and cremation take place tomorrow, 9th April. RIP.
 
 
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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