WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Top News - BC-DX #1250 30 April 2016

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compiled by Wolfgang Büschel, Germany




ARMENIA   864 MW  TWR Central Asia, Gavar, at 1640 UT on March 29,
Russian, the programme called "The Way to Truth", 42342.

1350 MW  TWR Central Asia, Gavar, at 1817 UT on April 3, English reading
from the Bible and translated into Turkish, 34443.
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)

ARMENIA   Poor signal of FEBA Radio via BaBcoCk FMO, April 26
1600-1700 12125 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Guragena/Amharic

Weak signal of Trans World Radio India, April 26
from 1427 UT 12055 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS Mundari Tue/Wed
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 26)

ARMENIA/OMAN/THAILAND   Frequency change of BBC in Pashto/Dari
from April 22

0200-0230 NF11925 ERV 100 kW 125 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex11790
0230-0300 NF11925 ERV 100 kW 125 deg to WeAS Dari,  ex11790
0300-0330 NF11925 ERV 100 kW 125 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex11790
1500-1600 NF12035 SLA 250 kW 045 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex11730
1600-1630 NF12035 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari,  ex11730
1630-1700 NF12035 NAK 250 kW 300 deg to WeAS Pashto,ex11730
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

BELARUS   Belarus turned off the radio transmitters that broadcast on the
territory of the country and abroad on all bands except the FM.

Since Apr 1st, stopped broadcasting of the Belarusian Radio and radio
station "Belarus", broadcasting on the outside, on long, medium and short
waves. This is the website of the Belarusian Broadcasting Center, reports
"Radio Svaboda".

"In connection with the refusal of the National State TV and Radio of the
Republic of Belarus RUE" Concern RRT services "and the lack of other
customers, with the year 01 April 2016 stops broadcasting of sound
programs" First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio "and" Radio
Belarus "in the low range, medium and high frequencies. " And there is the
transfer of transmitters that do not work in Kolodishchi, Osipovichi and
others.

A member of the technical department of the Belarusian Broadcasting Center
explained:

"Firstly, stopped broadcasting at long wavelengths - programs that spread
on the territory of Belarus. This transmitter covers almost the entire
territory of the country in the wavelength range - 279 kHz. That is, the
first channel of the Belarusian radio in this range no longer be
distributed on Apr 1st.

In the short and medium wave broadcast, we hear it in Western Europe and
Russia. They broadcast the program of the First Channel of the Belarusian
Radio and foreign broadcasts - "Belarus" radio program. Medium Wave
"finished off" to Africa. Propagation of the beam passed, so not all of
Western Europe was covered, but only a part. England did not fall, the
northern part of France, Belgium, the Scandinavian countries. And Central
and Southern Europe fell. When operating at maximum power transmitters
broadcasting the Belarusian came to Africa.

Although we wrote one German company that we have been heard, even in
North and South America. Now our customer - BTRC - renounced our services.
And we were forced to turn off the transmitter. The official reason - the
reduction of funding. The letter signed by the Chairman of
Belteleradiocompany Gennady Davydko.

Today Belarusian R, you can listen only on the FM band and VHF. But LW,
MW, SW ranges in Belarus no longer used."

On the question of whether to change something, whether it is possible to
enable the transmitters in the future, the technical department Concern
RRT officer said that in the next two years - 2016 and 2017 - will not
change anything. And in general the return will not be "transmitters are
turned off and on again they can not be. New transmitter of this kind,
which worked, worth about $ 1 million".

Chief director of "Radio Belarus", which broadcasts to foreign countries,
Naum Galperovich said that this is a general trend of transition to new
technologies, the Internet:

"We are expanding our broadcast on the Internet in all eight languages,
and now we can listen to all kinds of gadgets, working in a range of FM
close to the regions, and the satellite. So we have not only narrowed and
expanded broadcasting. Now it is a hybrid radio. Videos appear on our
site".
(Charter97.org in RUSdx; via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)

CHAD   6165  April 28 at 0542 UT, no longer hearing Ndjamena-TCD. So are
they completely gone again from SW? Thorsten Hallmann in Germany reported
April 24.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 28)

Not on air on 6165 kHz at 20.07 UT, April 28.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

BRAZIL   4925  Prefixo Radio Educacao Rural de Tefe - ZYF271 Faixa de Onda
Tropical 60 mb. Prefixo inicia no 0:10 UT do video falando do 1270 kHz no
0:21 UT do video OM com "ZYF271 4925 kHz Onda Tropical" SINPO 34233.
Dia 16 Abril 2016 em 0150 UT.
(Daniel Wyllyans-MT-BRA, hcdx April 17)

Radio Caiari em 4785 kHz nas Ondas Tropicais (OT).
{4784.997 kHz measured on Apr 23, wb.}
OM Manda abracos aos ouvintes no Machado, Bairro Lilia Cabral e no
Papagaio etc., Depois MX SINPO 45343 Dia 21 Abril. em 1046 UT
(Daniel Wyllyans-MT-BRA, hcdx April 22)

CHINA   6035.0  Yunnan Radio and Television International - the Voice
Shangri-la. PBS Yunnan, at 1250-1302 UT on April 18, with remarkable Asian
reception; in Vietnamese; brief language lesson in Chinese/Vietnamese
(very simple words); 1300 UT multi-language IDs (one in English and
Chinese - *"SW liu * *ling **san wu. Yunnan Radio and Television
International, * *the Voice Shangri-la"*; after ID went to Chinese
programming. Extremely happy to have had this rare opportunity to actually
catch a very readable ID.

BTW - BBS Bhutan at 6035.05 kHz, had a respectable signal today till cut
off at 1214* UT April 18.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, DXplorer via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

CUBA   Radio Havana Cuba plan to resume relays on medium wave, using at
least one of the frequencies used by provincial stations when they go off
the air at local midnight. RHC would be relayed overnight until six
o'clock in the morning (local time) when provincial stations start their
daily broadcasts. Previously, RHC was relayed overnight on national AM
high power transmitters up to around 1990.
(Arnie Coro on RHC DXers Unlimited, dxld 13 April,
and in email to AP 14 April)

CUBA   A-16 15370 kHz co-channel clash of Bauta and Bejucal outlet
at same time, according GH now solved:

2230-2300 17730(ex15370) BEJ 50kW 135deg SoAM French Mon-Sat HRS 4/4/1 A27
2230-2300 17730(ex15370) BEJ 50kW 135deg SoAM Esperanto Suns HRS 4/4/1 A27
2300-2330 17730(ex15370) BEJ 50kW 135deg SoAM Creole         HRS 4/4/1 A27
2330-2400 17730(ex15370) BEJ 50kW 135deg SoAM Portuguese     HRS 4/4/1 A27
0000-0030 17730(ex15370) BEJ 50kW 135deg SoAM Quechua        HRS 4/4/1 A27
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 20)

CYPRUS/SWEDEN   [non, rather AUSTRIA/U.K.]   IBRA Radio - "Radio Sama"
Radio Sama is a new station heard initially on 11 March and daily
thereafter. During the B15 schedule period the observed schedule was
1800-1900 on 9635 kHz via Woofferton [now 1700-1800 on 15260 kHz via
Woofferton-ed]. The station seems to be an Arabic language lifestyle and
self enhancement programme with lots of chit-chat mixed with serious talks
and some music.

Frequent "Radio Sama" identifications are heard throughout the programme.
Oddly, the station is listed as IBRA Radio in the HFCC database and it
does sound like them at sign-on.
(Michael Ford, April BrDXC-UK "Communication" magazine direct / dxld)

Indeed it seems to be one of IBRA Radio's outlets to the Arab world.
Announces web site  <http://www.radiosama.net>  where a postal address is
given of

P.O.Box 53379, 3302 Limassol, Cyprus.

Email  <info -at- radiosama.net>

A confusingly similar name to the US government's "Radio Sawa"!
The full schedule for IBRA Radio's Arabic services in the A-16 period is
registered in the HFCC as 0800-0830 UT on 15260-ors moosbrunn austria,
1700-1830 on 15260-woofferton-uk, 1730-1900 on 15510-woofferton-uk
(ed., ibid.)
(via dxld April 13, via RUSdx April 24)

And on rather veiled transmission services in past decades,
in 2013 was - Voice of Hope / Radio Ibrahim
Mobile Number:   00357 99 44 77 68
Address:         P.O.Box 53379, 3302 Limassol, Cyprus
e-mail :         <pawlo -at- radiosama.net>
e-mail:          <voiceofhope -at- radiosama.net>
Chat :    Skype: <radio.sama>
faceBook:        <http://www.facebook.com/ swatelamalPawlo>

In 1995year via Russian sw txs:
The UNID Arabic speaking station /2000-2030* UT on 5935, 7420, 7425 kHz,
and on MW 1070 & Tbilisskaya 1089 via Russia sites (7420 kHz is registered
as Samara) is IBRA Radio. ID is "Al-hai'a Aldaoulia lil I'lam" acc to the
letter from the station, answered reception report of Rumen Pankov-BUL.
Exact mailing address is
Mr. Rashad Saleem, P.O.Box 7420, 3315 Limassol, Cyprus.

FRANCE   Strong signal of KBS World Radio via TDF ISS, April 26
2000-2100 5950 ISS 250 kW 182 deg to NoWeAF French

Good signal of Radio France International in Mandingo, April 28
1200-1230 17815 ISS 500 kW 198 deg to WeAF Mon-Fri till May 28
1200-1230 15275 ISS 500 kW 198 deg to WeAF Mon-Fri May 29-Sept 3
1200-1230 17815 ISS 500 kW 198 deg to WeAF Mon-Fri from Sept 4
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 26 / 28)

FRANCE/MOLDOVA   11600 Pgming on 19 Apr. Currently monitoring 11600 kHz
(Apr 19) from Perseus site in Edmonton w/ nice S4 signal but hvy QSB from
1926 UT tune - no Biafran stuff here - this is all Kurdish languages and
ME music. Did notice a (slight) reduction of signal lvl and increase in
noise at 1930 UT which per Ivo's Denge Kurdistanye latest sched would
have been a shift from TDF Issoudun to Grigoriopol Moldova site ...
(Bruce Churchill-CA-USA, dxld April 19)

FRANCE   [probably, veiled tx site, VATICAN STATE?]  Eye Radio.
Mauno Ritola writes today April 20 on the WRTH F_B group:

Eye Radio (formerly Sudan Radio Service)
plans to start on shortwave next Tuesday [April 26] acc. to the following
schedule:

0400-0500 UT 11730 kHz, 1600-1700 UT 17730 kHz.

Eye Media, the mother-organization of Eye Radio, has launched a new
shortwave broadcast service to complement its existing FM broadcasts in
South Sudan.
The broadcast, which commences today, brings listeners news and
information in Arabic, Shilluk, Dinka, Bari, Zande, Lutoho, and Nuer.

"The Eye Radio Shortwave will cover the whole of South Sudan including
remote areas in which communities are not able to access FM radio
stations," Eye Media Stephen Omiri CEO said in a statement.

Eye Radio's new broadcasts will run from 07:00 to 08:00 [0400-0500 UT]
each morning on 11730 kHz on the 25 meter band and 17730 kHz on the
17 meter band from 19:00 to 20:00 [1600-1700 UT].

<http://www.eyeradio.org/eye-media-launches-shortwave-broadcast/>

<http://www.eyeradio.org/contact/>
(WRTH via Mike Terry-UK, via BrDXC-UK newsgroup April 20)

17730  Re: Eye Radio audible on 17730 kHz (via unknown site) at 1635 UT
tune-in. SIO 252.
(Alan Pennington, Caversham-UK, via BrDXC-UK newsgroup April 26)

Very good reception of Eye Radio today on 17730 kHz, programming in Arabic
at 1600 UT sign-on, but from 1620-1635 UT was in English about the peace
process in South Sudan. The presenter several times said "good morning" so
this must have been a recording. Now back to vernaculars at 1640 UT on
April 28.

Still unsure of what the transmitter site is for this broadcast.
[TDF Issoudun-France, or Santa Maria di Galeria - Vatican State ?  wb.]
(Dave Kenny-UK, via BrDXC-UK newsgroup April 28)

17730.000  Exact measured frequency, Eye Radio, very good strong signals
heard in Warsaw Poland and Doha Qatar remote SDR units just at
1650-1700 UT today April 28.

S=8-9 strength, and audio crystal clear quality,
so I guess it's a TDF Issoudun outlet,
brokered by Ludo's "BRB Broadcast Belgium" FMO.

But not Kostinbrod Sofia Bulgaria site of
older USSR tx sounding units.
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

Reception of Eye Radio (former EDC Sudan Radio Service), April 26
1600-1700 UT 17730 kHz unknown/hidden site# to EaAF Arabic* Daily
(#ISS??, but weak)
* plus other langs Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Bari, Zande, Lutoho.

Good signal of new clandestine Eye Radio, April 27
0400-0500 UT 11730 kHz unknown tx (Issoudun?)to EaAF Arabic plus other
languages: Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Bari, Zande, Lutoho.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 27)

[ to SOUTH SUDAN ]  Eye Radio launches nationwide shortwave broadcasts.

Eye Media, the parent organization of Eye Radio, has announced that it has
launched a new shortwave broadcast service to complement its existing FM
broadcasts in South Sudan.The broadcasts starting today will bring
listeners news and information in Arabic, as well as Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk,
Bari, Zande and Lutoho.

According to a press release today from Eye Media, "the Eye Radio
Shortwave will cover the whole of South Sudan including remote areas
in which communities are not able to access FM radio stations.

"Eye Radio is one of the fastest expanding media houses in South Sudan
after launching FM repeaters in several state capitals last year,
expanding the station's reach beyond Juba where it is based.In its press
release, the station noted that the funding for this initiative came from
USAID, the international development agency of the US government.

Shortwave radio is used for long distance communication by means of
reflecting or refracting radio waves back to Earth from the ionosphere,
allowing communication around the curve of the Earth. It was a popular
means of long-distance news sharing before the advent of the Worldwide
Web, and it is still used for reaching remote areas.

Only two other media houses broadcast on shortwave with content
specifically for South Sudan: Radio Tamazuj, which operates two hours
daily on the shortwave, and Voice of America, which produces the 30 minute
program South Sudan in Focus.

Radio Tamazuj broadcasts from 6:30 to 7:30 each morning on 11650 kHz
on the 25 meter band and 9600 kHz on the 31 meter band, and 15150 kHz
and 15550 kHz on the 19 meter band each evening from 17:30 to 18:30.

Eye Radio's new broadcasts will run from 7:00 to 8:00 each morning on
11730 kHz on the 25 meter band and 17730 kHz on the 17 meter band from
19:00 to 20:00.

Romero in hcdx, Apr 26 from

<https://radiotamazuj.org/en/article/eye-radio-launches-nationwide-shortwave-broadcasts>

All times seem to be local (UTC+3 hrs), so listen at 0400-0500 and
1600-1700 UT. Address:
Eye Radio, P.O.Box 425, Plot 48, Block 1 Korok, Juba, South Sudan.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 27)

GERMANY   [AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/USA]

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH (formerly T-SYSTEMS - DTK FMO)

A-16 period (27/03/2016 - 29/10/2016)

A-16 operational MBR schedule of April 18th, 2016. Times are in UTC.

 FREQ STARTSTOP CIRAF          AZI TYPE  DAYS  LOC POW BRC Language
 5975 0400-0430 28SE           140 146 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Bulgarian
 9530 0300-0330 48             140 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Tigrinya
 9565 2000-2030 46E,47W        186 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR French
 9610 1930-2000 37,38W         210 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Tachelhit
 9610 2000-2030 37,38W         210 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR French
 9790 0900-1000 28W            180 216 1...... NAU 100 AWR Italian
 9830 1600-1630 28SE           130 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Bulgarian
11790 1900-1930 46W            218 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Wolof
11790 2030-2100 46SE           165 216 1234567 ISS 250 AWR Yoruba
11800 1900-2000 37,38W         215 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Arabic
11880 0700-0730 46S            203 196 1234567 ISS 250 AWR French
12035 0600-0630 46S            180 196 1234567 ISS 250 AWR French
15140 0800-0830 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR French
15170 1730-1800 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Kabyle
15205 1930-2000 46SE           165 218 1234567 ISS 250 AWR Ibo
15225 0700-0800 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Arabic
15225 0800-0830 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Kabyle
15225 0830-0900 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Tachelhit
15265 1500-1530 41N             90 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Panjabi
15265 1530-1600 41N             90 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Hindi
15490 1630-1700 48             139 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Tigrinya
15640 0600-0630 46S            181 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR French
15670 1530-1600 41N             75 218 1234..7 NAU 250 AWR English
15670 1530-1600 41N             75 218 ....56. NAU 250 AWR Tibetan
15700 0500-0600 38E,39,47N,48N 127 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Arabic
17570 1630-1700 48             140 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Somali
17570 1700-1730 48             141 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Amharic
17720 1730-1800 48             145 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Oromo
17810 1300-1330 42,43W          70 218 .23456. NAU 250 AWR Mandarin
17810 1300-1330 42,43W          70 218 1.....7 NAU 250 AWR Uighur
17810 1330-1500 42,43W          70 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Mandarin

 5930 2000-2015 39N            120 216 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul
 5945 0700-0730 27,28N         260 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 5945 0700-0730 27,28N         260 146 ......7 NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6130 1730-1900 28,29           90 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6130 1800-1815 28,29           90 146 ....56. NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6130 1800-1830 28,29           90 146 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 7310 0300-0315 39S            128 216 1234567 MOS 300 BVB Mul <
 9435 1815-1830 39,40          125 216 1...... NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9515 2030-2045 46N,47NW,38W,37180 146 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9550 0430-0445 39N            120 216 ......7 NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9550 0430-0450 39N            120 216 .23456. NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9550 0430-0515 39N            120 216 1...... NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9635 1830-1915 39             129 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 9695 0430-0445 39N            120 216 ......7 NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
 9695 0430-0450 39N            120 216 .23456. NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
 9735 0430-0500 39,40          120 216 ..345.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
 9735 0500-0515 39,40          120 216 .....6. NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9735 0500-0530 39,40          120 216 ....5.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
11655 0600-0615 46N,47NW,38W,37180 146 1234567 NAU 125 BVB Mul
11855 1800-1830 39,40          105 216 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1800-1900 39,40          105 216 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1830-1900 39,40          105 216 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1830-1900 39,40          105 216 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
11945 0200-0215 41              50 156 ..3..6. MDC 125 BVB Mul
11945 0200-0230 41              50 156 ....5.7 MDC 125 BVB Mul
11945 0200-0300 41              50 156 1...... MDC 125 BVB Mul
13580 1700-1715 39,40          125 218 .....6. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13580 1700-1715 39,40          130 218 12345.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13580 1700-1715 39,40          125 218 ......7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
13660 1700-1800 39,40          130 218 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13810 1700-1715 38E,39,40W     141 616 1234567 SOF 150 BVB Mul
13810 1715-1745 38E,39,40W     141 616 ..3.... SOF 100 BVB Mul
13810 1715-1800 38E,39,40W     141 616 .2.4.6. SOF 100 BVB Mul
15160 1630-1730 47,48          145 218 1234567 NAU 100 BVB Mul
15215 1700-1715 39             115 218 .....6. MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1700-1730 39             115 218 ....5.. MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1700-1900 39             115 218 1...... MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1715-1900 39             115 218 ......7 MOS 100 BVB Mul
15390 1100-1200 43S,44S         45 157 1234567 MDC 125 BVB reserve 21480
15640 1500-1515 40,41           90 616 ......7 SOF 100 BVB Mul reserve
15640 1515-1600 40,41           95 216 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
15640 1530-1559 40,41           95 216 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul reserve
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 .2..... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1730 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1730 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ......7 NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ...4... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1730-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ......7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
17535 0830-0915 38,39          145 218 .....6. NAU 125 BVB Mul
17535 0900-0915 38,39          145 218 ..... 7 NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
17650 1400-1415 41              95 218 1...... NAU 250 BVB Mul
17650 1400-1430 41              83 216 ......7 ISS 250 BVB Mul +
17650 1430-1500 41              83 216 ......7 ISS 250 BVB Mul
21480 1100-1230 43S,44S         45 157 1.3456. MDC 125 BVB Mul reserve
21480 1200-1300 43S,44S         45 157 ......7 MDC 125 BVB Mul
21480 1230-1245 54              80 157 1...... MDC 125 BVBMul 1st/3rd Sun

 9800 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW  155 216 1234567 NAU 500 DWL Swa
15250 0500-0600 46E,47-48,52-57145 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
15275 1700-1800 37-38,46-475253170 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Fra
15275 1800-1900 46,47W         175 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15530 0630-0700 46,47W         185 218 1234567 NAU 500 DWL Hau
15530 0700-0800 37-39,46-48,52-53 175 216 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
17740 1700-1800 37-38,46-47,52-53 180 207 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Fra
17800 0630-0700 46,47W         160 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
17800 0700-0800 37-39,46-48,52-57 160 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
17800 1800-1900 46,47W         170 207 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau

 6055 1030-1100 27,28          222 146 1.....7 NAU 125 EMG Mul

 9450 0030-0130 40E,41NW       100 216 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
 9510 2330-0030 41NE,43S,49N    85 216 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15350 1230-1500 41              89 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15390 1330-1530 41NE,43S,49N    85 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15395 1530-1630 40E,41NW        99 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul

13800 1530-1630 29S            100 216 ......7 NAU 100 HCJ Mul

 7330 1000-1100 27,28          283 805 1...... MOS 100 JOY Mul *

 6040 0000-0300 2,3,4,6-10     300 216 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng
 6045 0800-0900 27E,28         275 146 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng #)
 6095 0800-1000 18SW,27,28W,37 240 156 17 AprilNAU 100 KBC NldEng <
 6095 0800-1500 18SW,27,28W,37 240 156 1...... NAU 100 KBC NldEng
 9620 2300-0200 2-4,6-10       300 216 ......7 NAU 125 KBC NldEng reserve
 9925 0000-0300 2-4,6-10       300 216 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng reserve
11650 0700-0800 27N,28S        230 146 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng #

15315 1830-1900 46S,47SE       180 216 1234567 ISS 500 LWF Hau

 7330 0900-1000 27,28          283 805 1...... MOS 100 MBR Mul reserve
 9435 1800-1815 39,40      non-dir 926 1...... MOS 300 MBR Mul reserve
 9435 1800-1815 39,40          125 216 1...... NAU 250 MBR Mul reserve
 9515 1930-2030 37,38          155 216 ...4..7 NAU 250 MBR Mul reserve
15265 1400-1500 41              83 216 1234567 ISS 250 MBR reserve
15385 1600-1830 38-39, 47-48   135 216 1234567 ISS 100 MBR reserve 17715
15500 1700-2000 47E, 48W       135 206 1234567 ISS 100 MBR reserve
17800 1400-1500 41NW            95 218 1234567 NAU 500 MBR Sing. reserve

 6140 0800-0900 27,28E         270 805 1...... MOS 100 MVB German #

13750 1600-1630 29,30           60 218 ......7 NAU 250 MWF Mul
15320 1200-1230 19-26           60 218 ......7 NAU 250 MWF Mul

 5985 0400-0430 11,12          222 805 1234567 YFR 100 NHK Spa
11680 0300-0500 38,39,40       140 216 1234567 NAU 250 NHK Jpn
15445 1700-1900 38,39,40       140 218 1234567 NAU 250 NHK Jpn

17630 1600-1630 47E,48         130 217 ..3...7 ISS 500 OGM Mul

 9515 1930-2000 37,38          155 216 1...... NAU 250 PAB Mul
15205 1400-1430 41              95 216 1...... NAU 100 PAB Mul
15205 1415-1430 41              95 216 .234567 NAU 100 PAB Mul
15205 1430-1445 41              95 218 1...... NAU 250 PAB Mul reserve
15205 1430-1445 41              90 616 1...... SOF 250 PAB Mul

13800 0527-0557 47,48W         152 218 1234567 NAU 125 PNW Sudanese Arabic
15150 1429-1501 47,48W         150 218 1234567 NAU 125 PNW Sudanese Arabic

17600 1600-1700 48SW,58NW      144 207 ......7 ISS 100 RIY reserve
17605 1700-1800 48SW,58NW      144 207 ......7 ISS 100 RIY <
17605 1801-1900 48SW,58NW      310 158 ......7 MDC 125 RIY <
17815 1630-1700 48SW           140 217 1234567 ISS 250 RIY reserve

 6045 0800-0900 27E,28         233 146 1...... NAU 100 RSH Mul last Sun

17630 1700-1800 38E,39S,48     130 217 1...... ISS 100 SBO Mul
17630 1700-1800 38E,39S,48     139 218 ...4... NAU 100 SBO Mul

Frequency sorted

 FREQ STARTSTOP CIRAF          AZI TYPE  DAYS  LOC POW BRC Language
 5930 2000-2015 39N            120 216 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul
 5945 0700-0730 27,28N         260 146 ......7 NAU 100 BVB Mul
 5945 0700-0730 27,28N         260 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 5975 0400-0430 28SE           140 146 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Bulgarian
 5985 0400-0430 11,12          222 805 1234567 YFR 100 NHK Spa
 6040 0000-0300 2,3,4,6-10     300 216 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng
 6045 0800-0900 27E,28         275 146 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng #)
 6045 0800-0900 27E,28         233 146 1...... NAU 100 RSH Mul last Sun
 6055 1030-1100 27,28          222 146 1.....7 NAU 125 EMG Mul
 6095 0800-1000 18SW,27,28W,37 240 156 17 AprilNAU 100 KBC NldEng <
 6095 0800-1500 18SW,27,28W,37 240 156 1...... NAU 100 KBC NldEng
 6130 1730-1900 28,29           90 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6130 1800-1815 28,29           90 146 ....56. NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6130 1800-1830 28,29           90 146 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 6140 0800-0900 27,28E         270 805 1...... MOS 100 MVB German #

 7310 0300-0315 39S            128 216 1234567 MOS 300 BVB Mul <
 7330 0900-1000 27,28          283 805 1...... MOS 100 MBR Mul reserve
 7330 1000-1100 27,28          283 805 1...... MOS 100 JOY Mul *

 9435 1800-1815 39,40      non-dir 926 1...... MOS 300 MBR Mul reserve
 9435 1800-1815 39,40          125 216 1...... NAU 250 MBR Mul reserve
 9435 1815-1830 39,40          125 216 1...... NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9450 0030-0130 40E,41NW       100 216 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
 9510 2330-0030 41NE,43S,49N    85 216 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
 9515 1930-2000 37,38          155 216 1...... NAU 250 PAB Mul
 9515 1930-2030 37,38          155 216 ...4..7 NAU 250 MBR Mul reserve
 9515 2030-2045 46N,47NW,38W,37180 146 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9530 0300-0330 48             140 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Tigrinya
 9550 0430-0445 39N            120 216 ......7 NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9550 0430-0450 39N            120 216 .23456. NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9550 0430-0515 39N            120 216 1...... NAU 125 BVB Mul
 9565 2000-2030 46E,47W        186 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR French
 9610 1930-2000 37,38W         210 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Tachelhit
 9610 2000-2030 37,38W         210 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR French
 9620 2300-0200 2-4,6-10       300 216 ......7 NAU 125 KBC NldEng reserve
 9635 1830-1915 39             129 146 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
 9695 0430-0445 39N            120 216 ......7 NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
 9695 0430-0450 39N            120 216 .23456. NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
 9735 0430-0500 39,40          120 216 ..345.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
 9735 0500-0515 39,40          120 216 .....6. NAU 250 BVB Mul
 9735 0500-0530 39,40          120 216 ....5.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
 9790 0900-1000 28W            180 216 1...... NAU 100 AWR Italian
 9800 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW  155 216 1234567 NAU 500 DWL Swa
 9830 1600-1630 28SE           130 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Bulgarian
 9925 0000-0300 2-4,6-10       300 216 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng reserve

11650 0700-0800 27N,28S        230 146 1...... NAU 125 KBC NldEng #
11655 0600-0615 46N,47NW,38W,37180 146 1234567 NAU 125 BVB Mul
11680 0300-0500 38,39,40       140 216 1234567 NAU 250 NHK Jpn
11790 1900-1930 46W            218 216 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Wolof
11790 2030-2100 46SE           165 216 1234567 ISS 250 AWR Yoruba
11800 1900-2000 37,38W         215 216 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Arabic
11855 1800-1830 39,40          105 216 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1800-1900 39,40          105 216 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1830-1900 39,40          105 216 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
11855 1830-1900 39,40          105 216 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
11880 0700-0730 46S            203 196 1234567 ISS 250 AWR French
11945 0200-0215 41              50 156 ..3..6. MDC 125 BVB Mul
11945 0200-0230 41              50 156 ....5.7 MDC 125 BVB Mul
11945 0200-0300 41              50 156 1...... MDC 125 BVB Mul
12035 0600-0630 46S            180 196 1234567 ISS 250 AWR French

13580 1700-1715 39,40          125 218 ......7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
13580 1700-1715 39,40          130 218 12345.. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13580 1700-1715 39,40          125 218 .....6. NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13660 1700-1800 39,40          130 218 1234567 NAU 250 BVB Mul reserve
13750 1600-1630 29,30           60 218 ......7 NAU 250 MWF Mul
13800 0527-0557 47,48W         152 218 1234567 NAU 125 PNW Sudanese Arabic
13800 1530-1630 29S            100 216 ......7 NAU 100 HCJ Mul
13810 1700-1715 38E,39,40W     141 616 1234567 SOF 150 BVB Mul
13810 1715-1745 38E,39,40W     141 616 ..3.... SOF 100 BVB Mul
13810 1715-1800 38E,39,40W     141 616 .2.4.6. SOF 100 BVB Mul

15140 0800-0830 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR French
15150 1429-1501 47,48W         150 218 1234567 NAU 125 PNW Sudanese Arabic
15160 1630-1730 47,48          145 218 1234567 NAU 100 BVB Mul
15170 1730-1800 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Kabyle
15205 1400-1430 41              95 216 1...... NAU 100 PAB Mul
15205 1415-1430 41              95 216 .234567 NAU 100 PAB Mul
15205 1430-1445 41              95 218 1...... NAU 250 PAB Mul reserve
15205 1430-1445 41              90 616 1...... SOF 250 PAB Mul
15205 1930-2000 46SE           165 218 1234567 ISS 250 AWR Ibo
15215 1700-1715 39             115 218 .....6. MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1700-1730 39             115 218 ....5.. MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1700-1900 39             115 218 1...... MOS 100 BVB Mul
15215 1715-1900 39             115 218 ......7 MOS 100 BVB Mul
15225 0700-0800 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Arabic
15225 0800-0830 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Kabyle
15225 0830-0900 37,38W         210 218 1234567 NAU 100 AWR Tachelhit
15250 0500-0600 46E,47-48,52-57145 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
15265 1400-1500 41              83 216 1234567 ISS 250 MBR reserve
15265 1500-1530 41N             90 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Panjabi
15265 1530-1600 41N             90 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Hindi
15275 1700-1800 37-38,46-475253170 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Fra
15275 1800-1900 46,47W         175 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15315 1830-1900 46S,47SE       180 216 1234567 ISS 500 LWF Hau
15320 1200-1230 19-26           60 218 ......7 NAU 250 MWF Mul
15350 1230-1500 41              89 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15385 1600-1830 38-39, 47-48   135 216 1234567 ISS 100 MBR reserve 17715
15390 1100-1200 43S,44S         45 157 1234567 MDC 125 BVB reserve 21480
15390 1330-1530 41NE,43S,49N    85 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15395 1530-1630 40E,41NW        99 218 1234567 NAU 250 GFA Mul
15445 1700-1900 38,39,40       140 218 1234567 NAU 250 NHK Jpn
15490 1630-1700 48             139 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Tigrinya
15500 1700-2000 47E, 48W       135 206 1234567 ISS 100 MBR reserve
15530 0630-0700 46,47W         185 218 1234567 NAU 500 DWL Hau
15530 0700-0800 37-39,46-48,52-53 175 216 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
15640 0600-0630 46S            181 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR French
15640 1500-1515 40,41           90 616 ......7 SOF 100 BVB Mul reserve
15640 1515-1600 40,41           95 216 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
15640 1530-1559 40,41           95 216 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul reserve
15670 1530-1600 41N             75 218 1234..7 NAU 250 AWR English
15670 1530-1600 41N             75 218 ....56. NAU 250 AWR Tibetan
15700 0500-0600 38E,39,47N,48N 127 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Arabic

17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ..3.... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 1...... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 .2..... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1730 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ......7 NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1730 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 .....6. NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ....5.. NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ...4... NAU 100 BVB Mul
17515 1730-1800 38S,39S,47,48  148 218 ......7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
17535 0830-0915 38,39          145 218 .....6. NAU 125 BVB Mul
17535 0900-0915 38,39          145 218 ..... 7 NAU 125 BVB Mul reserve
17570 1630-1700 48             140 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Somali
17570 1700-1730 48             141 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Amharic
17600 1600-1700 48SW,58NW      144 207 ......7 ISS 100 RIY reserve
17605 1700-1800 48SW,58NW      144 207 ......7 ISS 100 RIY <
17605 1801-1900 48SW,58NW      310 158 ......7 MDC 125 RIY <
17630 1600-1630 47E,48         130 217 ..3...7 ISS 500 OGM Mul
17630 1700-1800 38E,39S,48     130 217 1...... ISS 100 SBO Mul
17630 1700-1800 38E,39S,48     139 218 ...4... NAU 100 SBO Mul
17650 1400-1415 41              95 218 1...... NAU 250 BVB Mul
17650 1400-1430 41              83 216 ......7 ISS 250 BVB Mul +
17650 1430-1500 41              83 216 ......7 ISS 250 BVB Mul
17720 1730-1800 48             145 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Oromo
17740 1700-1800 37-38,46-47,52-53 180 207 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Fra
17800 0630-0700 46,47W         160 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
17800 0700-0800 37-39,46-48,52-57 160 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Eng
17800 1400-1500 41NW            95 218 1234567 NAU 500 MBR Sing. reserve
17800 1800-1900 46,47W         170 207 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
17810 1300-1330 42,43W          70 218 1.....7 NAU 250 AWR Uighur
17810 1300-1330 42,43W          70 218 .23456. NAU 250 AWR Mandarin
17810 1330-1500 42,43W          70 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Mandarin
17815 1630-1700 48SW           140 217 1234567 ISS 250 RIY reserve

21480 1100-1230 43S,44S         45 157 1.3456. MDC 125 BVB Mul reserve
21480 1200-1300 43S,44S         45 157 ......7 MDC 125 BVB Mul
21480 1230-1245 54              80 157 1...... MDC 125 BVBMul 1st/3rd Sun

* = 1st Sunday of the month
+ = 1st Saturday of the month
Day 1 = Sunday ... Day 7 = Saturday

List of Broadcasters which are using MEDIA BROADCAST technical equipment:

AWR  Adventist World Radio
BVB  High Adventure Gospel - Bible Voice Broadcasting
DWL  Deutsche Welle Bonn / Berlin, Germany
EMG  Evangelische Missionsgemeinden in Deutschland
GFA  Gospel for Asia
HCJ  Reach Beyond (former HCJ Voice of the Andes),
     Sats only, 1530 UT Russian, 1600 UT Chechen language.
JOY  Radio Joystick, Germany, 1st Sun
KBC& Mighty KBC Radio #
KBC& Mighty KBC Radio, Sat/Sun. Sun to North Americas.
LWF  Lutheran World Federation
MVB  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Baltic Radio. #
MWF  Missionswerk Friedensstimme, Gummersbach - Germany
NHK  Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Radio Japan World, Tokyo, Japan.
OGM  NGO [RHU Radio Huriyo Xoriyo Ogaden]
     <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization>
     <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_non_gouvernementale>
PAB  Pan Am Broadcasting
PNW  Press Now (HOL)
RIY  RPRK Radio Inyabutatu, in Kinyarwanda to Ce/EaAfrica.
     Veiled in MBR schedule, taken from ITU/HFCC database.
RSH  MBR internal customer name
SBO  Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo, Voice of Oromo Liberation.
TRS  Transport Radio on Mon/Thu/Fri only.
TWR  Trans World Radio
VOK  Target Region Khaatumo in central Somaliland.

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(MBR Cologne Germany, April 18, 2016, .PDF format,
extracted & reformatted by wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 27, 2016)

GUAM   Fair signal of Adventist World Radio KSDA, April 14
1200-1300 9610 SDA 100 kW 330 deg to EaAS Korean

Good signal of KTWR Trans World Radio Asia, April 21
1527-1545 12120 TWR 100 kW 293 deg to SoEaAS English Mon-Sat
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15 / 21)

GUYANA   3289.83  Voice of Guyana, Georgetown, at 0840-0910 UT on Apr 8,
English annmt with pop rock music, narrow filter needed; disturbed signal.
(Robert Wilkner-FL-USA, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)
{Probably VUG GUY on 3289.973 at 0956 UT April 23, weak -98dBm, wb.}

INDIA   AIR Kavaratti 1152 kHz. The new 10 kW tx of AIR Kavaratti in
Lakshadeep has started regular transmissions on 1152 kHz. This station
mostly relays AIR Trivandrum in Malayalam language (my mother tongue) and
the new frequency is being announced. Local programs are broadcast
at 6.20 to 9.00 am IST according to a recent press report.

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kavaratti-station/article8142913.ece>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 28)

Re: AIR Kavaratti 1152 kHz, location close to that area ?

<https://goo.gl/maps/cVTuoumKeNN2>

08 16 08.22 N  73 01 34.03 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

INDIA   AIR Aizawl reactivated in 5050 kHz - Tropical Wave Band -

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 Beibu Bay Radio
(China) also on frequency. AIR with very respectable signal!

Ron, listening in San Francisco at Ocean Beach, CA via HFU HF Underground

Note / yes correct, vast majority of people of the region have eastern
decend.
(Daniel Wyllyans-BRA, hcdx April 15)

INDIA   AIR mulls shutting down soft power short wave units.

The Prasar Bharati Board is contemplating shutting down the short-wave
service of the External Services Division (ESD) of All India Radio (AIR)
even as a proposal to switch to an affordable internet-based radio service
is still under consideration. A section of the board is keen on closing
down the short wave service as an exorbitant amount is being spent to
maintain the current infrastructure.

Full article
<http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/4205-air-mulls-shutting-down-soft-power-short-wave-units>
(Sunday Guardian April 17; via Mike Barraclough-UK, BrDXC-UK April 17)

INDONESIA   4869.9  RRI Wamena, at 1209 UT on April 17. Back on the air
again after being silent for over a month; Jakarta UT on a news relay
// 3325.0 kHz, Pro 1 RRI Palangkaraya // 3905 kHz, Pro 1 RRI Merauke
and // 4749.95 kHz Pro 4 RRI Makassar; very good conditions for
Indonesian reception; checked Wamena again at 1243 UT and found them
off the air (more technical problems so soon?). Atsunori Ishida's
website indicates 1237* UT. Hope they will be broadcasting again
tomorrow! {4869.909 kHz RRI Wamena, accurate at 1015 UT on April 23,
4749.947 kHz  Pro 4 RRI Makassar, 10.30 UT, in Brisbane QSL-AUS, wb.}

9525.0  VOI Cimanggis, at 1314-1318 UT on April 17. A day of very good
propagation! Fairly readable; "Today in History" segment during their hour
of English (Indonesian Muslim Student Movement established on this date
1960, Bay of Pigs (Cuba) invasion this date 1961 and 19 peasant farmers
killed in Brazil this date 1996 (resulting in April 17 being held as
International Day of Peasant Struggles). Rare to catch such clear audio!
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld April 17)

JAPAN   Frequency changes of Shiokaze Sea Breeze via Yamata, April 28

1300-1330 NF5965 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS various*, ex5935
* Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu

1330-1400 NF5965 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS various*, ex5935
* Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; English Thu; Japanese Tue/Sun

1405-1435 NF5965 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS Japanese, ex5935

1600-1630 NF6090 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS various*, ex5915
* Chinese Mon; Japanese Tue/Sat; Korean Wed/Fri/Sun; English Thu

1630-1700 NF6090 YAM 300 kW 280 deg to NoEaAS various*, ex5915
* Korean Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat; English Thu; Japanese Tue/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

KUWAIT   IBB Kuwait Txers video. This may be of interest to the group.
It's a short video of the antennas and transmitters at IBB Kuwait.

<https://youtu.be/svRAmz0BeYY https://youtu.be/svRAmz0BeYY>
(Rob Wagner-Vic-AUS  VK3BVW, SWtxsite ng April 28)

MOLDOVA  [PMR, Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic - Pridnestrovie]

New clandestine broadcast via BaBcoCk FMO from April 21 is Sedaye Bahar
1730-1800 7495 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Thu/Fri (Voice of Spring)
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

MOLDOVA/BULGARIA-non   Reception of Radio Ranginkaman / Radio Rainbow
via BaBcoCk, April 25:

1600-1630 7575 KCH 500 kW 116 deg to WeAS Farsi Mon/Fri.
Again no signal on // frequency 15690 SOF 50 kW 90 deg to WeAS Farsi
Mon/Fri, probably deleted!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 25)

NIGERIA   594 MW  FRCN from Kaduna, at 2010 UT on March 31, local music in
Hausa, 33333.
(Mauro Giroletti-ITA, via Anker Petersen-DEN dswci DXW July 4)

Weak signal of Voice of Nigeria via Abuja, April 17, 1800-1930 7254.9 kHz
AJA 250 kW 248 deg to WeCeAF English, at 1900 co-ch CRI Tur
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

PALAU   Fair signal of World Harvest Radio International T8WH Angel 5/4,
on April 17

1400-1430  9930 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Sun only T8WH Angel 5
1430-1500 11805 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sat/Sun  T8WH Angel 4
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio Teos, April 14

1500-1600 11650 BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAS Russian,
dead air after 1503 UT
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

PHILIPPINES  [to Sarawak-MLA]   15420  Radio Free Sarawak ... Why did the
jamming not start up again during the past year? A major policy change by
Malaysia? Anyone have any thoughts about this? Thanks for any comments."
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 28)

Hi Glenn, Sent an inquiry directly to Timm Breyel, who resides in
Malaysia, asking if he had any insights regarding the RFS and non-jamming
issue. As always, Timm has a very informative response:

" 1) As you probably know Sabah and Sarawak are autonomous states in East
Malaysia. In the last Malaysian General Election these two states helped
the ruling party retain power. The states are also rich in natural
resources, i.e. oil, natural gas, timber, and mineral deposits. They need
these states for political and financial clout.

2) My guess is the ruling Malaysian government does not wish to provoke
and draw attention to RFS and the opposition parties there. The ruling
government needs assistance from the people to keep pirates and Islamic
extremists at bay around the Sulu and South China seas, near Sabah. In
this way, the government can show their is 'Freedom of Speech' (at least
for now) and defend their eastern borders.

3) Having said this, the Malaysian government last year issued an arrest
warrant for Clare Rewcastle Brown, the founder of RFS. Interestingly the
warrant had nothing to do directly with RFS and their activities, but
rather had more to do with a report she published about the 1Malaysia
Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. The Wall Street Journal filled a
similar report, and again the PM and ruling government attempted to
squelch it. Nothing came of either charge: Interpol dropped Malaysia's
request and the lawsuit against WSJ will be tied up in the US courts for
years. If anything, the PM and Malaysia's financial image is tarnished.
So, the Malaysian government needs to put up a good show to her eastern
states.

4) You may have noticed RTM only relays Wai FM [11665 kHz], Sarawak FM
[9835 kHz] and possibly Asyik FM [irreg. 6050 kHz] (all indigenous-
related) broadcasts on short-wave. Gone is Klasik Nasional, TRAXX FM and a
few others. Again, it looks like the ruling government is demonstrating
their interest and commitment to the people in Sarawak and Sabah.

In other news, I read the new NBC Bougainville station was constructed
partially to shore up the politics there, especially after the separatist
movement tried to take control of the island.

Papua Barat, on Borneo, is another place to watch. Like Sarawak and Sabah,
there is talk of succession too. These places are so far removed from
their respective central governments and the dominant cultures, they are
flexing their muscle. In Sabah alone, the government policies are very
flexible and arbitrary compared to the states in West Malaysia (where I
live)."

Greatly appreciate Timm taking the time to give me such a detailed
analysis of the situation. Very nice to be able to get a local
perspective.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

RUSSIA   Maritime Radio Station "Moscow Radio -UAT" verified my reception
report in Russian on their SITOR broadcast on 12599.5kHz, sent in May 2008
enclosing US$1, after 7 years and 11 months by a large sized (131 x 181
mm) printed QSL card in English. QSL signer was Mr.Igor N.Marfutin, issued
in October 1 - 2015 (arrived on April 13 2016).

CW / SITOR frequencies:  8416.5  8431.5  12599.5 kHz
Mailing Address:
Main Centre of Communications and Satellite Systems,
str.1, 1 ul. Rodjdestvenka
Moscow 109012, Russia

E-mail    <morflot1 -at- gmail.com>
Telephone +7 495 926 90 85
FAX       +7 495 626 19 10
(Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo-JPN, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

SAUDI ARABIA   1467.3 MW  SBC R Riyadh, from Hafar al-Batin, at 1730 UT on
March 31, local Arabic programme, 33333.
(Mauro Giroletti-ITA, via Anker Petersen-DEN dswci DXW July 4)

SINGAPORE   Some radio milestones through the decades.

We take radio for granted these days, and it is hard to imagine that once
upon a time, there was only one means of broadcast and only one station
beaming music and news out to everybody on the island. Now, we have
programmes in various languages ? English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil, French,
German, Japanese, Hindi and Korean ? to cater to the culturally diverse
and increasingly cosmopolitan population here. Here are some of the key
milestones in eight decades of radio.

1942  During the Japanese Occupation, radio is operated by the Japanese as
Syonan Hoso Kyoku.

1946  With the end of World War II, the British once again take over and
establish Radio Malaya Singapore And The Federation Of Malaya (RMSFOM).

1959  The independence of the federation of Malaya in 1957 results in the
establishment of Radio Singapore, an independent offshoot of RMSFOM.
Operating on the medium and short-wave bands, it offers four channels with
programmes in English, Malay, Tamil and seven Chinese dialects.

1965  Radio Singapore is renamed Radio Television Singapore (RTS).

1980  RTS is renamed the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its
first chairman is the late Ong Teng Cheong, the then Minister of Culture.
Radio broadcasting hours increase from eight to 18 a day. A fifth radio
station FM92.4FM, playing classical music, is launched.

1982  The five stations are renamed Radio 1 (English), Radio 2 (Malay),
Radio 3 (Mandarin), Radio 4 (Tamil) and Radio 5 (classical music).

1994  Radio Singapore International (RSI) is launched; as is FM97.2,
a 24-hour Mandarin music station. On Oct 1, the Radio Corporation of
Singapore (RCS) is established. The Singapore Armed Forces Reservist
Association (Safra) launches Power 98 in English and Dong Li 88.3FM
in Mandarin.

[...] and more read at

<http://www.todayonline.com/entertainment/music/some-radio-milestones-through-decades>

(Jose M. Romero-ESP, hcdx April 20)

SOUTH AFRICA   3345  Channel Africa, via SenTec Meyerton site, at 0422 UT
on March 30, feature about history of Africans enslaved in America, 45343.
(Harold Sellers-BC-CAN, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)

SPAIN   Radio Exterior de Espana three frequencies, April 17
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
1400-1800 17855 NOB 200 kW 290 deg to EaNoAM Spanish Sat/Sun
1400-1800 21620 NOB 200 kW 161 deg to WeCeAF Spanish Sat/Sun
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

TAJIKISTAN   Frequency change of Voice of Tibet, April 21
1415-1430 NF15552 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan, ex15553
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

TURKEY   Unscheduled transmission ot TRT Voice of Turkey, April 15
till 0655 11730 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Uzbek, unscheduled
0700-0755 11730 EMR 500 kW 072 deg to CeAS Azeri, as scheduled
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

UKRAINE   [USSR Woodpecker OTHR on shortwave band in July 1976 -
December 1989 year]

SBS TV in Australia recently ran a 1h 17m video titled: The Russian
Woodpecker.

This is a must watch video for SW transmitter site enthusiasts interested
in the history & imagery of one of the behemoth of SW antenna arrays ever
constructed.

But much, so much more than that, this video is compelling viewing for
anyone interested in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant disaster, current
day politics of the Ukraine/Russia & the old Soviet politics of the day.
What is captivating is the exploration of a possible link between the
construction of the woodpecker site in the Ukraine & the Chernobyl
disaster & the ramifications of exploring that link.

I loved the way the video was crafted. It was in so many ways richly
captivating as it explores many themes of Fedor's life & his search for
the truth.

If you watch just one video a year, make this the one you watch.

Viewers in Australia can watch the video on demand at:
<http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/666212419734/the-russian-woodpecker>

Our other members can find out more about the video & where to watch it
here:
<http://www.russianwoodpecker.com/>
The video is produced by GraciaFILMS 2015.

<http://www.russianwoodpecker.com/reviews/>

Well done Fedor. Thank you.
(Ian-AUS, SWtxsite April 29)

and there are more videos on youtube like this
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-UXWh4Rj_E>

Interesting article about OTH HF radar at Chernobyl with audio clip,
and here is a link to a youtube-video also taking a closer look at the
installations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeLjJXvtmxo

you can even book a holiday trip to the Woodpecker at Chernobyl ...
(Harald Kuhl-D  DL1ABJ, DXplorer April 27)

UKRAINE   [USSR Woodpecker OTHR on shortwave band in July 1976 -
December 1989 year]

I was watching a TV program on the 30th Anniversary of the Chernobyl
accident which also has spent a long time talking about the Woodpecker.

It is being aired on the German TV Network ARTE, and I am watching it from
rural Austria. I wish that I could understand more German,  but perhaps
some of our German speakers have also seen this show. According to the
various actors mentioned in that WDR/ARTE movie {Realites paradoxales}
from Kiev Ukraine, there is also an English version of the movie
distributed worldwide ...
{see link given above}

I wish that I could understand more German,
(John Fisher, at present in Austria, April 27)

The common French-German ARTE public broadcaster TV channel
did bcast an exciting movie about Woodpecker and Atomic Plant disaster
yesterday April 26, at 23.30 LT / CEST.

http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/061670-000-A/le-pic-vert-russe

http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/061670-000-A/der-russische-specht

see January 2016 item from Tchernobyl:

UKRAINE   [former USSR, Kiev Oblast]   Film for Woodpecker Duga - 2.
On the film festival "Sandens " was awarded the documentary movie of Ched
Grasia, called "The Russian Woodpecker". The film is for the super Over
The Horizon Radar called "Duga 2" (=Rainbow 2) located for some kilometers
from Chernobyl Nuclear Station and the relation between "Duga" and
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. The woodpecker is now in the forbidden
radioactive zone there.

Et si la pire catastrophe nucleaire de l'histoire n'etait pas
un accident ?

Un passionnant ovni documentaire.

Trente ans apres, quel bilan dresser de de la plus grosse catastrophe
nucleaire de tous les temps ?

C'est sur cette hypothese du complot que le jeune artiste ukrainien Fedor
Alexandrovitch qui, a 4 ans, a lui-meme ete evacue de la "zone interdite"
lors de la catastrophe, convainc le realisateur Chad Gracia d'enqueter
avec lui dans les environs de la centrale. Dans la foret deserte et
contaminee, a une dizaine de kilometres, se dresse en effet une
gigantesque antenne radio militaire sovietique, la Duga, piece cle
d'un dispositif d'espionnage sovietique top secret. Elle emettait des
ondes de basse frequence qui, entre 1976 et 1981, ont regulierement
perturbe les emissions radio du globe, produisant un mysterieux bruit
saccade baptise "pic-vert russe" par les Occidentaux. "L'oeil de Moscou,
resume Fedor, convaincu que la Duga a joue un role dans l'accident,
etait tout pres de son coeur atomique."

Il part donc a la rencontre de temoins de tout poil (employes du site,
ex-apparatchiks ou specialistes occidentaux du renseignement, membres de
la commission d'enquete mise sur pied apres l'accident, historiens,
etc.) qui, peu a peu, revelent de troublantes informations. Mais alors
qu'a Kiev des rassemblements massifs defient le president prorusse
Viktor Ianoukovitch, le jeune homme recoit la visite du SBU (l'heritier
ukrainien du KGB), qui le somme d'interrompre ses recherches.

Bericht vom Russischen Specht in Tchernobyl. Ich habe ja die Spechtsignale
aus der UdSSR ganz nervtoenend zwischen 1976 und 1989 auf der Kurzwelle
mitbekommen.

In der Zeit gibt es einen Artikel vom "Russischen Specht" der lesenswert
ist.

<http://www.zeit.de/wissen/geschichte/2016-04/tschernobyl-sowjetunion-duga-chernobyl-tour-tourismus>

Gestern Abend gab es auf ARTE eine Dokumentation vom "Russischen Specht",
in der auch die Antennenanlage Duga 1 unweit vom Kraftwerk in Teschernobyl
zu sehen ist.

Dort wird die krude These vertreten, dass anscheinend die Tatsache, dass
die Anlage nicht gehalten hatte, was versprochen wurde und kurz vor einer
Ueberpruefung stand - der Verantwortliche haette anscheinend durch ein
Telefonat dafuer gesorgt, dass der instabile Reaktor 4 zur Explosion
gebracht wurde, um diesen Sachverhalt zu vertuschen - ob das stimmt soll
der Leser selbst entscheiden ...

<http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/061670-000-A/der-russische-sphect>

siehe ARTE TV - "Doku reale Paradoxie" ... eine krude These ...
ja stimme ich zu, ARTE schreibt etwas von
"Realites paradoxales, le-pic-vert-russe".

Andere OMs haben sich diese Handlung (ist ja kein Spielfilm) sondern
eine Dokumentation mit kuenstlerischem freiheitlichen Element,
sich gestern direkt bei ARTE TV oder in der Mediathek angesehen.

Vom Antennenbauwerk des ORTH DUGA in Tchernobyl an sich -
wird man ja von der schieren Groesse  'erschlagen',
dazu kommen noch unterirdische technische Sendeanlagen unter dem
Waldboden.

some other known OTHR installation locations,

(- auch die IARU/DARC Bandwacht weiss ja Details von den diversen OTHR's
weltweit zu berichten, nicht nur bei den UdSSR Russen)

RUS/UKR_OHR_Duga3_Woodpecker_Chernobyl, July 1976 til December 1989 year,
323degr azimuth transmitter site, see great technical monument in Google
Maps <https://goo.gl/maps/TpCZjPUj6pn>
51 18 19.1 N  30 03 57.4 E
BUT now a ruin installation, never refurbished anymore, there are
leftovers,  scraps, wreckage, remnants ...

UKR_Duga at Gomel Chernihiv,
already wooden covered leftover receiving station of DUGA3 Woodpecker
<https://goo.gl/maps/SoNMqNsJTg82>
51 38 16  N  30  42  10.4 E

UKR_former reserve USSR woodpecker receiving site at Lviv Mukachevo
Lypivka, -- also Wullenweber rx antennas.
<https://goo.gl/maps/GpWdqeuyn1J2>
49 35 33.09 N  23 58 12.23E

and similar installation in Russian Far East territory towards Alaska,
Canda, and USA azimuth.

RUS_Duga-3 Woodpecker site Komsomolsk-na-Amur tx,
scraps, wreckage, leftover, in 40degrees azimuth, towards Anadyr Russia,
Delta Junction Gakona Alaska, Calgary Canada, Oklahoma, Louisiana USA.
<https://goo.gl/maps/sM4Cjzbwc6J2>
50 53 33.7 N  136 50 13.3 E

RUS_Duga-3 Woodpecker site Komsomolsk-na-Amur receiving installation.
<https://goo.gl/maps/YTipP5Fvycq>
50 23 13.35 N  137 19 32.81 E

RUS_Duga-3 Woodpecker site Komsomolsk-na-Amur Wullenweber rx antenna?
<https://goo.gl/maps/fr8SMXnam3D2>
50 22 11.71 N  137 21 37.43 E

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duga_radar>
text is okay, but image describtion 'receive' seems wrong:
Panorama 'receive'{-sic} antennas of radar "Duga" in Chernobyl 2

UKR_exUSSR_Woodpecker_TXstn Mykolaiv OTHR Duga1 and Duga2 transmitter,
1960'ties over-the-horizon radar, - scraps, wreckage, remnants.
long ago scrapped at
<https://goo.gl/maps/nqTZHgEHYkw>
47 04 30.00 N  31 39 00.00 E

UKR_Mykolajiw Duga1/2 rx antenna,
UKR_Duga-1&2 test - end of 1960ties - Woodpecker receiving station
<https://goo.gl/maps/ANZEST5FP4n>
47 02 29.90 N  32 11 55.94 E

Wullenweber type receiving antenna, 236 ant masts around array
<https://goo.gl/maps/4pKh68un2hR2>
47 02 41.12 N  32 11 49.97 E
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 27)

UAE   Good signal of Trans World Radio Africa via BaBcoCk, April 28
1300-1315 17680 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF Afar Thu-Sun.

Good signal of Radio ERGO via BaBcoCk, April 28
1200-1300 17845 DHA 250 kW 225 deg to EaAF Somali
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

UAE   DW Amharic via Al Dhabbaya UAE Babcock relay site,
? - to be jammed by Eritrea ?

UAE 17800 Deutsche Welle Bonn in Amharic scheduled 16-17 UT,
but in first half hour heard also - accompanied - whine and like
garden  f e n c e  string whistle tones at S=8 level at 16.20 UT April 28.

Could be an jamming made interference like a

7 peaks  x  each 8 Hertz apart distance
continously butzzing on the lower side flank on

17799.994
17799.986
17799.978
17799.970
17799.962 kHz

and a separate peak also on 17799.833 kHz.

17800kHz 1600-1700UT to zone 48 DHA 250kW 225deg Amharic UAE DWL 15048
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

Strong signal of Voice of Vietnam via BaBcoCk FMO Al Dhabbaya UAE,
April 26, 1930-2028 9430 DHA 250 kW 315 deg to WeEUR German
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 26)

U.K.   11874.935, April 27 at 1929 UT, off-frequency S3-S6 signal stands
out like sore thumb, as I bandscan in 1 kHz steps with BFO on R75. Sounds
like vocal HOA or at least African music, then vaguely familiar sounder,
1930 UT drumming and tonal language.

HFCC A-16 shows 11875 kHz at 1900-2000 UT is IBRA via Woofferton UK, 300
kW, 170 degrees to CIRAF 46 in "Und" language. But would be unusual for
WOF to be that far off frequency by -65 Hz suspect transmission has been
switched to someplace like RSA or UAE capable of achieving this. How about
it, Dave Porter?

What do other listings show? Aoki, also Woofferton:
since this is Day 4 Wednesday: Going from Ful to Zar at 1930 UT. EiBi
agrees , but with abbrs. curtailed to FU and ZA. So what are they, really?
FU is Fulani/Fulfulde, spoken in Nigeria, Niger and Burkina Faso. ZA is
Zarma/Zama spoken by 2 Mega in Niger. CIRAF 46 is Nigeria & Niger, and
westward to the coast.

FYI, the way I do this on the R75, which came to me from Brandon Jordan
accurately calibrated, is in USB or LSB mode, pick a frequency to three
decimal places ending in zero on one side of the frequency to be measured,
so it makes an audible het. Then tune to the other side to hear the same
pitch and note the frequency there. Then punch in the exact frequency on
the other side and hear if it match pitch. If not, make slight adjustments
until they do. Then subtract the difference, divide by two and add the
result to the lower measurement (or subtract from the upper position), and
there you have the exact carrier frequency halfway in between. Depending
on the strength it may also be possible to listen for a zero beat, tuning
up and down in 1-Hz steps, but I think there is greater accuracy by the
method described. (On the NRD-545 a similar technique, but it's slightly
out of calibration, so I am having to make adjustments of 1 or 2 Hz,
somewhat less precise.)
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and dxld April 28)

11874.9215 odd frequency from Babcock Woofferton site on April 28
at 1945 UT again, S=8-9 in Doha Qatar site.

Rather used again an older B6124 Marconi Communication Systems Limited,
MCSL transmitter, not RIZ Zagreb latest GPS technology.

Last time, Dave told the community:

"Regarding last week and WOF the reason that .... kHz was off freq was,
that a Marconi B6124 was carrying the service as the normal RIZ sender was
being maintained. The Marconi B6124 sometime do lose their freq lock from
the 1 MHz standard.

RIZ Zagreb senders are locked to GPS."
(wb, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 28)

U.K./UAE   Strong signal of KBS World Radio via BaBcoCk FMO, April 26

1900-2000  6145 WOF 300 kW 172 deg to WeEUR  French
2000-2100  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR  German
2000-2100 13585 DHA 250 kW 290 deg to NoEaAF Arabic
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 26)

USA/JAPAN   Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Communications Test Set
for May 14.

The US Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard will cosponsor the Armed
Forces Day Military/Amateur Radio Cross-Band Communications Test on
Saturday, May 14, 2016. The event gets under way at 1200 UTC, with
activity continuing throughout the day. Some military stations may not
operate for the entire period.

"New for Armed Forces Day this year, military stations and Amateur Radio
operators are authorized to directly communicate on the 60 meter
interoperability channels," US Army MARS Program Manager Paul English,
WD8DBY, pointed out.

This year marks the 66th Armed Forces Day (AFD) observance, a week later
than the radio event. Armed Forces Day is observed this year on May 21,
but the Military/Amateur Radio Cross-Band Communications Test is held
earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Dayton Hamvention?.

The annual communications exercise is an opportunity to test two-way
communication between amateur and military communicators and features
traditional military-to-amateur cross-band SSB and CW communication and
offers an opportunity for radio amateurs to utilize modern military
communications modes such as MIL-STD serial PSK and automatic link
establishment (ALE). These tests give Amateur Radio operators and
shortwave listeners (SWLs) a chance and a challenge to demonstrate
individual technical skills, and to receive recognition from military
radio stations.

QSL cards will be provided to stations that contact military stations
during this event. The complete announcement of stations, times, and
frequencies? subject to change ? is available on the US Army MARS website.

Participating military stations will transmit on selected military
frequencies and listen for Amateur Radio stations on selected amateur
frequencies, which the military station operator will announce. Contacts
should be limited to a minute or two, so all participants get a chance.
Some stations will operate on Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)
frequencies; others will use CW.

Amateur Stations with automatic link establishment (ALE) capability can
contact military stations on specific half-duplex cross-band channels
established for this purpose. Military stations will scan and receive
certain Amateur HFLINK ALE frequencies, and transmit on the corresponding
military ALE frequency. Military stations will also transmit ALE station
identification (soundings) on each military frequency at 30 to 90-minute
intervals.

The traditional Secretary of Defense message will be transmitted via
Military Standard radio teletype modes, described in MIL-STD 188-110A/B.
Reception of serial PSK will provide a technical challenge to amateur
stations to receive the broadcasts using a high symbol rate serial PSK
waveform not utilized in Amateur Radio, but found in all modern military
equipment. See the complete schedule for details. Additional transmissions
will use wide-shift FSK (RTTY), as this mode represents a baseline in
interoperability common in all radio services. Most RTTY programs can be
set to decode this mode. To accommodate amateurs some stations will
transmit the Secretary of Defense message using common ham radio modes
such as RTTY, PACTOR, AMTOR, PSK31, MFSK and MT63.

Transcripts of the received text should be submitted "as received,"
without attempting to correct possible transmission errors. Provide time,
frequency and call sign of the military station copied, including the
submitter's name, call sign, and address (with ZIP code). This information
should appear on the paper containing the test message.

Stations copying the Secretary of Defense message from Army and Navy
stations should send their entries to Armed Forces Day Celebration,
Commander Netcom, ATTN: NETC-ITSMD, Bldg 90549 Jim Ave, Fort Huachuca, AZ
85613-7070, USA.

Stations copying Secretary of Defense message from Air Force stations,
should send entries to Armed Forces Day Celebration, 38CYRS/Chief AF MARS,
203W Losey St, Room 1200, Scott AFB, IL 62225, USA.

<http://www.arrl.org/news/annual-armed-forces-day-cross-band-communications-test-set-for-may-14>

14 MAY 2016 Announcements - US Army MARS
US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (ARMARS) public information and
document library.

Ver en  <www.usarmymars.org>

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
TEST
14 MAY 2016

ARMY STATIONS:

AAZ / FT HUACHUCA, AZ
(14 MAY 1500Z - 2359Z)

FREQUENCY EMISSION AMATEUR BAND
 5330.5 kHz USB 60M
14383.5 kHz USB 20M
18211.0 kHz USB 17M

AAC / BARROW ARMY RESERVE CENTER KY
(14 MAY 1300Z - 15 MAY 0100Z)

 5346.5 kHz USB 60M
 7360.0 kHz USB 40M
13963.5 kHz USB 20M
20920.0 kHz USB 15M

AAV / CAMP EVANS NJ
(14 MAY 1400Z - 2100Z)

 5330.5 kHz USB/CW 60M
 7493.5 kHz USB/CW 40M
14846.0 kHz USB/CW 20M
18272.0 kHz USB/CW 17M

ABH / SCHOFIELD BARRACKS HI
(14 MAY 1600Z - 2300Z)

 5357.0 kHz USB  60M
14438.5 kHz USB  20M
18272.0 kHz USB  17M
20997.0 kHz USB  15M

ADB / CAMP FOSTER OKINAWA
(14 MAY 1500Z - 15 MAY 0100Z)

14487.0 kHz USB  20M
17545.0 kHz USB  17M
20994.0 kHz USB  15M

WAR / PENTAGON WASHINGTON DC
(14 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)

 5357.0 kHz USB/CW 60M
14854.0 kHz USB/CW 20M
18211.0 kHz USB/CW 17M
24760.0 kHz USB/CW 12M

WUG-2 / ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TN
(14 MAY 1300Z-15 MAY 0200Z)

 5403.5 kHz USB 60M
13910.5 kHz USB/CW 20M
18293.0 kHz USB/CW 17M
20973.5 kHz USB/CW 15M

ALT/ CAMP MABRY TX
(14 MAY 1300Z-15 MAY 0200Z)

 5357.0 kHz USB 60M
14512.5 kHz USB 20M
18293.0 kHz USB 17M
20997.0 kHz USB 15M

AIR FORCE STATIONS:

AIR / ANDREWS AFB
(14 MAY 1200Z - 2400Z)

 4517.0 kHz USB 80M
 7305.0 kHz USB 40M
15807.0 kHz USB 20M
20740.0 kHz USB 15M

AGA2SY / HANCOCK FIELD NY
(14 MAY 1200Z TO 2400Z)

 4575.0 kHz USB 80M
 7540.0 kHz USB 40M
13993.0 kHz USB 20M

AGA4AR / ARNOLD AFB TN
(14 MAY 1500Z TO 2000Z)

 3299.0 kHz USB 80M
 7457.0 kHz USB 40M
15632.0 kHz USB 20M

AGA5SC / SCOTT AFB IL
(14 MAY 1600Z TO 2300Z)

 3308.0 kHz USB 80M
 4872.0 kHz USB 80M
 7545.0 kHz USB 40M

AGA9TR / TRAVIS AFB CA
(14 MAY 1600Z TO 2300Z)

 4575.0 kHz USB 80M
 4872.0 kHz USB 80M
 7545.0 kHz USB 40M

COAST GUARD STATIONS:

NMC1 / COAST GUARD ISLAND ALAMEDA CA
(14 MAY 1400Z - 15 MAY 0030Z)

 7542.0 kHz USB 40M
15740.5 kHz USB 20M
22924.5 kHz USB 15M
(April 22)

UZBEKISTAN   Weak to good signal of Voice of Khmer M'Chas Srok, April 28
1130-1200 17860 TAC 100 kW 122 deg to SoEaAS Khmer Thur/Sun
via RED Telecom, via on RRTM Tashkent tx site.

Good signal of Trans World Radio India, April 26 from 1425 UT 12160 TAC
100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi, via on RRTM Tashkent tx site.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 26/28)

VANUATU   7260  Radfio Vanuatu hrd April 24 from Perseus site in Edmonton
from 0600 UT tune w/ woman ancr, lang unk due to weak signal. Music and
man ancr at 0629.5 UT fol by characteristic drum IS and a man ancr in what
sounded like vernacular to 0640.5 UT. Then more drums IS and man ancr in
Vern. Vocal/inst music at 0643 to 0648 UT fol by a woman ancr and more
vocal music. Flute-like IS at 0700 UT fol by man ancr w/ some type of
remote reports or commentary and brief music to past 0710 UT. Clear freq
and quiet atmospheric condx but signal only S2 w/ nominal QSB at 0600 UT.
However signal improved to near S3 after 0630 UT as gray line was crossing
Vanuatu. Pgm same as hrd from Perseus site in Brisbane just prior to 0600
UT. This would appear to be the ideal window for R. Vanuatu on this freq.

similar  VANUATU  7260  R Vanuatu, Emten Lagoon, at 0600-0710 UT on Apr
24, from Perseus site in Edmonton, vernacular ann, music, 0629.5 UT
characteristic drum IS and a man ann, 0640.5 UT more drums IS, vernacular
ann, vocal music, 0700 UT flute-like IS, remote reports or commentary.
Clear frequency and quiet atmospheric conditions, but signal only S2 with
nominal QSB at 0600 UT. However, signal improved to near S3 after 0630 UT
as gray line was crossing Vanuatu. Program same as heard from Perseus site
in Brisbane just prior to 0600 UT. This would appear to be the ideal
window for R Vanuatu on this frequency.
(Bruce W. Churchill-CA-USA, DXplorer April 24
via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 27)

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

Owners of our DSWCI  Domestic Broadcasting Survey No. 17 and 18, please
note that

<http://www.dswci.org/tbmonitor>

was updated with the March worldwide loggings on April 03, as an extra
service to their purchase. Any DX-er can download from

<http://www.dswci.org/tbm>  the complete view of monitoring of stations
heard broadcasting on tropical bands during 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)

As long as the DSWCI website exists, you may also download from
"Shortwave News SWN on DVD"
17 sample editions of SWN from 1957 to 2002 free of charge, or at

<http://www.dswci.org/members/swn/swn/2003/200308/swn200308.pdf>

(Rolf Wernli-SUI, via Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DXW April 13)

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

BELGIUM    Guido Schotmans just wrote in the World Radio TV Handbook 8
April 2016:

RVi's Frans Vossen known from Radio World and Brussels Calling died
yesterday. RIP. Afrikakenner en VRT-journalist Frans Vossen overleden

<http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/cultuur%2Ben%2Bmedia/media/1.2623000>
(via Mike Terry-UK, dxld April 8)

Andy Sennitt just 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
(via Mike Terry-UK, dxld April 8)

As a tribute to and remembrance of our old friend Frans Vossen of VRT/RVI
Belgium and Flanders Today, here is a link to a Media Network (RNW)
program first broadcast in 1995 that profiled RVI and had an extensive
interview with Frans. During his career at RVI, Frans made annual trips to
visit us and his listeners in Kulpsville, PA.

<http://jonathanmarks.libsyn.com/radio-vlaanderen-internationaal-profile>
(John Figliozzi, Co-Chair, Winter SWL Fest, dxld April 8)

<http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/cultuur%2Ben%2Bmedia/media/1.2623000>

Very sad to hear of this. I used to listen to RVI on a daily basis and
always regarded Frans Vossen's "Radio World" slot as required listening,
which meant I would always put a pen and paper by my bed on a Saturday
night ready to note down any frequency tips heard during the "Radio World"
slot on the Sunday morning. RIP Frans, and thank you.
(Dave Harries-UK, dxld April 8)

Here's a photo of him (far right) at the 1983 ANARC Convention in DC.
The other people are Jeff White of now WRMI and a R. Beijing announcer.
(Don Hosmer W8SWL, W Branch MI USA, dxld April 8)

In the middle and the thumbnail, looks like Alfonso Montealegre of Radio
Nederland. I add my regrets about Frans (Glenn Hauser, ibid.)

Dear friends, Belgian broadcaster Frans Vossen, who worked a long-time at
the Belgian Radio's foreign service (last known as Radio Vlaanderen
International) with programmes as "Brussels Calling" and "Radio World",
passed away on 6th of April at the age of 74 years.

Frans was well-known to the shortwave community as in addition to his
programmes he was a regular visitor in many EDXC meetings and various
other DX and shortwave gatherings. A small memorial text can be found here

<https://edxcnews.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/frans-vossen-rip/>

Rest in Peace, Frans. Missing you, my long-time friend.
(Risto Vaehaekainu, FDXA, April 11, hcdx via dxld April 13)

Frans visiting FDXA Summer Meeting in Lepaa 2004.
Photo: Hannu Perttula (HPE) [caption]

With sadness we have received the information that the well-known
international broadcaster and a good friend to EDXC and many individual
DXers, Mr. Frans Vossen from Brussels, Belgium passed away on 6th of April
2016 at the age of 74. He is missed by his wife Marie Gertrude Losami and
three sons.

Frans was born in eastern Belgium and Flemish was his mother language. In
the 60's and 70's he lived many years in Zaire, the former Belgian Congo
where he also met with Gertrude. He worked there as a teacher and there he
also discovered shortwave radio to receive quick and reliable information.
He used in one of his presentations the expression "Shortwave radio opened
a new world to me". His knowledge of languages was vast. In addition to
Flemish, French and Lingala (home language) he spoke excellent English and
German, and when he returned to Brussels he started his work at the
international service of Belgian Radio working in the English section.

Frans Vossen visited many EDXC meetings as well as several other radio
gatherings and conferences during his career. For us in Finland he was
introduced in the Espoo EDXC meeting 1987 and ever since that he was a
close friend to myself. We met in many meetings and also did some
travelling together. He was the only western journalist to attend the
first and the last DX meeting of the Soviet Union held in December 1990 in
Leningrad. He also attended several SWL Fests in the United States and we
had the pleasure of having him twice as the special guest star of the FDXA
summer meeting in Finland. Of his trips he always compiled interesting and
informative programs presented at "Brussels Calling" or the DX show "Radio
World".

Everybody who has met Frans remembers his great mustaches. Even in 2011
when I visited Gertrude's and Frans' home in Strombeek, Brussels the
mustaches were still there, a bit greyer though than earlier. In 2002 we
visited Tallinn right after the EDXC meeting in Pori, Finland, and in
Tallinn Frans had a bad accident. He broke his knee badly and that caused
a permanent problem to his mobility. And mentally the early retirement
more than 10 years ago, because Radio Vlaanderen International decided to
cease its shortwave service, was a bad thing, too. In 2011 we looked at
the Atomium from their window and spent a memorable evening remembering
the old times. His health was already then clearly weaker, but his great
sense of humor was still there.

I shared many meetings and travels with Frans and I always appreciated his
vast knowledge and his professional work as journalist and his impact to
the shortwave radio. Rest in Peace my friend.

(Risto Vaehaekainu via EDXC News, April 10)

Risto Vaehaekainu 112-1247_IMG EDXC Conference held in Pori 2002.

From left: Vesa-Jussi Rinkinen, Valentina Jolkver (DW), Frans Vossen,
Dmitry Mezin and Alexander Beriozkin. Photo: Jarmo Salmi (JIS) [caption]

111-1187_IMG EDXC Conference held in Pori (2002): from left Frans Vossen
(VRT), Arto Mujunen (IBB) and Waldemar Kraemer (DW).
Photo: Jarmo Salmi (JIS) [caption] (via dxld April 13)

We personally spoke to EDXC conference in 2002. Frans took us to Alexander
Berezkin interview, sounded then on Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal waves.
Link to post at bottom of page
<http://dxsignal.ru/audio/varrus.htm>  Everlasting memory
(Dmitry Mezin, Kazan-RUS, "open_dx" via RusDX April 10 via dxld April 13)

I also met Frans several times at the EDXC Conferences and know him very
well. He made several interviews of me to R Vlaanderen International. I
can only support Risto's obituary. It is a great loss for the DX-hobby.
May he Rest in Peace.
(Anker Petersen-DEN, dswci DX Window April 13 via dxld April 13)
 
Best regards,



Michael Bethge



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