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BC-DX 1463                                                 22 April 2021
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AFGHANISTAN   US AGM relays on mediumwave in Afghanistan after Sept 11 ?

Foreign mediumwave and FM stations in AFG.

German Army, the "Bundeswehr" has provided assistance in Afghanistan
for past 20 years. German media told these figures today:
The German taxpayer incurred costs in total of EUR 12.5 billion.
Economists have calculated the costs of the Bundeswehr's mission in
Afghanistan and development aid - and come to 36 billion EURos.
The government calculates differently.

Up to 5000 German soldiers were deployed, 59 of them lost their lives.

The German Army will soon - late July / August - leave the country on
the Hindu Kush {Hindu Killer} mountains.

What will happen to the US AGM medium wave transmitters in Kabul
and Khost after September 11, 2021 ?

Can these - afterwards - still be used by the US AGM?
Are there any security problems due to the hostility
of the local Taliban organization actions?

Khost Tani/Tanai, 200 kW Harris tx
AFG_'Deewa Radio' MW Khost Tani Tanai 621 kHz 200 kW 8_April_2010_see
BingMaps,
Google Earth image totally veiled, but real image seen on BING at
33 14 07 N  69 48 35 E

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=f23135f0-bcdf-4ce7-926e-
1fe85bd2db5c&cp=33.235553~69.808641&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

formerly coordinats told wrongly in mw databases,
as blown up by local terrorists ?
wrongly  G.C. 33 degr 20 45.45 N  69 degr 54  04.17 E   nor on
Wazyan   G.C. 33 degr 18 15    N  69 degr 53  52    E

01.00-04.00  621 (KHO)  VOA DEEW
04.00-13.00  621 (KHO)  RFE PK
13.00-19.00  621 (KHO)  VOA DEEW

Kabul (Pol-e-Charkhi) 400 kW
AFG_Kabul Pol-e Charki/Udkhel, R Afghanistan 1107 kHz / IBB 1296 kHz
Google Earth  34 32 16.34 N  69 20 19.28 E

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=3c5973c4-87c7-4f35-b9a9-
1e604e4f744c&cp=34.538639~69.338153&lvl=17&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

12 x FM stns 100.5 MHz
00.30-02.30  1296 (KAB)  VOA PASH/DARI
02.30-14.30  1296 (KAB)  RFE PA / DA
14.30-17.30  1296 (KAB)  VOA PASH/DARI
(wb  df5sx, hcdx / wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

ALASKA   KNLS makes 2 frequency changes effective from today April 14

1100-1200 NF  9730^NLS 100 kW 285 deg to EaAS   Chinese tx#1, ex9735#
1500-1600 NF  9800 NLS 100 kW 300 deg to NoEaAS Russian tx#2, ex9730*

#to avoid   9740 PAO 100 kW 045 deg to JPN    Japanese R.Taiwan Int.
^co-channel 9730 PTG 001 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese SOH plus CNR-1
^co-channel 9730vYAN 050 kW 356 deg to SoEaAS Burmese Myanmar Radio!
*to avoid   9730 PTG 001 kW non-dir to EaAS   Chinese SOH plus CNR-1

Information received from Dmitry Mezin-RUS via WCB KNLS Chief Engineer
Bad frequency choice at 1100 UT 9730 kHz. Free channels are 9690/9760 kHz
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

ALASKA   9800 kHz  KNLS Anchor Point at 1510 UT. Good, but with some deep
fades and odd noise (UTE?), monitored w/ Drake tabletop and outdoor wire.
At tune-in, popsong 'Let Me Be The One/Expose', lectures, monologues, with
W and M in Russian. Choir mx at 1534 UT, good ID and contact 411 from M at
1550 UT. New for the A-21 sked. - Good signal on April 19.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 19)

{now 9800  Left QRM at ex 9730 kHz at 300 degrees azimuth outlet, wb. }

9760 kHz  KNLS Anchor Point at 1458 UT. Strong tuning signal just before
the hour, sign-on on time, 1500 UT. Monitored on SW2000629 / Sangean
ATS-505 and whip. Religious lecture with M in Chinese dialect.
Good Apr 19.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 19)

ARMENIA   Good signal of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS Yerevan Gavar, April 14
1615-1630  9540 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Guragena Mon-Wed
1615-1630  9540 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Amharic  Thu-Sun

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/good-signal-of-feba-radio-via-
enc-dms.html>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

ARMENIA   Very good signal of FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS 
via Yerevan Gavar-ARM, of April 17.
1730-1800  7510 ERV 300 kW 192 deg to EaAF Silte.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

ARMENIA   Frequency change of 'Trans World Radio' India,
via Yerevan Gavar-ARM, from April 19
1315-1500 NF13690 ERV 300 kW 100 deg to SoAS various langs, ex13745 kHz.
1315-1330 Mundari Mon/Tue. Video of TWR India will be added later today.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

ARMENIA/MOLDOVA   TransWorld Radio (TWR) for broadcasting religious
programs in the summer season in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian
languages has planned a medium-wave frequency of 999 kHz (a transmitter
at Grigoriopol Maiac broadcast center in Transnistria with a capacity of
500 kW) from 17.30 to 19.00 UT. Broadcast times during the season may be
adjusted.

The same radio station will broadcast programs in Russian for the
countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus at a medium-wave frequency of
864 kHz (transmitter in Yerevan Gavar Armenia with a capacity of 1000 kW)
from Monday to Friday from 17.25 to 17.55 UT. TWR also broadcasts on this
frequency in Turkmen, Kazakh, Karakalpak languages.

<https://ftp.radio.ru/pub/2021/04/19.pdf>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

AUSTRALIA   'Reach Beyond Australia' RBA via SDR Kanuma Tichigi-JPN
KIWI_net SDR remotedly. April 20
1125-1140 11905 KNX 100 kW 335 deg to SoEaAS Rohingya, very good signal
1130-1145 12010 KNX 100 kW 310 deg to SoAS   Dzongkha, fair, strong QRM
at same time 12019.65 SON 100 kW 57 deg to EaAS English VoVietnam-5.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-reach-beyond-
australia-rba.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

AUSTRIA   Reception of FEBA Radio 'Radio Sama' via ENC-DMS UK FMO via
ORS Moosbrunn broadcast center site on April 19

0800-0830 15260 MOS 100 kW 115 deg to NE/ME Arabic,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

AUSTRIA   [ non, rather ANDORRA history item]

6180 kHz  R. Andorra tribute special via ORS Moosbrunn AUSTRIA bcast,
continued from previous report starting at *1700 UT on April 12:

Mostly unfamiliar pop songs in French, obviously from the 70s/80s. Tho
playlist includes half a dozen in English by big names, which I never
catch except for one I don't recognize either, checking in
occasionally from 1730 to 2030 UT.

Also some long segments interviewing DJ. Apparently a count-up rather
than count-down, spoiler alert! Plays leading songs in the Top50 at first,
and by 2000 UT working down into the 40s, heading toward finale by
2045 UT. At 2037 UT, just in case, I check it direct to here, but still
too early, no signal 6180 kHz, April 12 at *1700 UT via ORS Moosbrunn SW
center on abruptly with Anthem(?) by band, ID as R. Andorra in Spanish,
rock music, French-speaking DJ. This is the much-publicized 40th anni-
versary salute to a long-gone SW station, arranged by Christian Milling
of Germany's shortwaveservice, who informs the WOR iog:

"Special program announcement: As some of you know, the legendary
Radio Andorra was taken off the air these days 40 years ago in 1981 by
the government. Some programs that were prepared couldn't be aired,
most of the material is lost.

Luckily, the playlist of the last planned hit-parade from April, 12th
1981 survived, thus it was never broadcasted. 40 years later this will
finally be done. Next Monday, April, 12th 2021 at 17 UTC, exact 40 years
later we will complete history. The show will be hosted by a DJ that
started his career in Radio Andorra end of the 1970s. The program will be
in French and broadcasted via Moosbrunn on a steerable LogPer Antenna
directed at 270 degr towards the centre of France. All French-speaking
countries in Europe should be covered in good quality."

VG S=9+40dB signal at University Enschede Twente, and assumed zero signal
direct at midday here. This is to last 3 or maybe 4 hours today.
1741-1751 UT pause for interview about the DJ and his subsequent career.
Could not catch his name, which was mentioned only once in advance
discussion I have not yet relocated.

There really should be some Catalan if not Spanish, English. Here's some
Catalan with the playlist of 50+songs, found by Roger Thauer-D
<https://www.bondia.ad/cultura/lultim-hit-parade-de-radio-andorra>

My 1960 QSL card for R. Andorra, 5972, can be viewed, #14 & #15 at
<http://www.worldofradio.com/QSL.html>
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, HBD 76, hcdx and wor April 12 / 14)

BOLIVIA   6135 kHz  R. Santa Cruz(P), Bolivia, Santa Cruz; April 13, at
2346-2350 UT latin music. Het, at 2350 UT abrupt sign off, weak.

6135 kHz  R. Santa Cruz(P), Bolivia, Santa Cruz; April 14, at 2340-2347 UT
male Spanish talks, latin music. Sometimes mixing signals between Brasil
and Bolivia. Het, poor, around 2345 UT sign off.
(Lucio Bobrowiec-SP-BRA, hcdx April 18)

BOTSWANA/SAO TOME   Frequency changes in A-21 of VoAmerica from April 15
0330-0430 NF 7225 SAO 100 kW 100 deg SoAF   Kirundi,            ex9815
0430-0500 NF 7225 SAO 100 kW 114 deg SoAF   Kirundi Mon-Fri,    ex9815
1400-1500 NF17580 SAO 100 kW 100 deg SoAF   Kirundi Sat/Sun,    ex15660
1630-1700 NF12080 SAO 100 kW 138 deg CeSoAF Portuguese Fri,     ex13630
1700-1800 NF12080 BOT 100 kW 350 deg CeSoAF Portuguese,         ex13630
1800-1830   12080 BOT 100 kW 350 deg CeSoAF Portuguese Mon-Fri, ex13630
2130-2200 NF 7360 BOT 100 kW 350 deg WeAF   Bambara Mon-Fri,    ex13670
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

BRAZIL   Reception of ZYE440 Radio Brasil Central via SDR Caruaru PE
Brasil KIWI_net remotedly, April 20 from 1100 UT
11815 GOI 7.5 kW 360 deg to BRA  Portuguese, very good & distorted audio.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-zye440-radio-
brasil.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

BULGARIA   Reception of Radio Taiwan Internat. via SOF  SPC-NURTS
Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, April 17
1700-1730  5900 SOF 050 kW 030 deg to EaEUR Russian, very good
1900-1930  5900 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR German,  very good
1900-1930  6005 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR French,
           very good via SDR Tambov Russia KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

Fair signal of FPU 'Radio Dabanga' via SOF  SPC-NURTS
Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, April 15.

1529-1627 11640*SOF 100 kW 195 deg to EaAF Darfur Arabic,
via SDR Tambov, RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

* strong QRM 11645 KUJ 200 kW 296 deg to NE/ME Arabic/English of
Voice of Korea VOK

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/fair-signal-of-fpu-radio-
dabanga-via.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

Brother Stair via SOFia Kostinbrod, April 5 / 14
0700-1000 11600 SOF 100 kW 306 deg to WeEUR English Daily
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Brother HySTAIRical TOM via SOF  SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd.
Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site April 20

1600-1940  9400 SOF 100 kW  30 deg to EaEUR  English
2005-0430  5900 SOF  50 kW 306 deg to EaNoAM English,
fair/good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/brother-hystairical-tom-on-
5900-khz-via.html>

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/brother-hystairical-tom-on-
9400-khz-via.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

BULGARIA   [ITALY non]  7290 kHz, Monday April 19 at 1758 UT, I'm checking
IRRS broadcast via University Enschede Twente SDR remotedly to see how
it's doing in the timeslot from which WOR was bumped to Saturday.

{via SOF  SPC-NURTS Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site}

Weak carrier seems to be on, but CNR is still audible past 1802 UT, when
I conclude IRRS is not on at all. It does cut on at 1807:26 UT, before
which the new program must have long begun. No modulation audible until
weakly at 1811:06 UT, undermodulated talk. So the startup situation at
this secret site is worse than ever...
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA hcdx & wor April 19)

BULGARIA   Fair signal of 'From the Isle of Music' FTIOM via SOF SPC-NURTS
Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, April 18
1500-1600  9400*SOF 100 kW 030 deg to EaEUR English/Spanish Sun,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

*plus splash  9410 SLA 125 kW 225 deg to CeAF English,
BBC World Service via ENC-DMS Al Seela Oman
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

'Bible Voice Broadcasting Dardasha 7' via SOF  SPC-NURTS
Spaceline Ltd. Sofia Kostinbrod Bulgaria relay site, April 20
1931-1946  5900 SOF  50 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic,
fair/good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
1947-2002  5900 SOF  50 kW 126 deg to NE/ME Arabic,
fair/good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
1945-2000  9400 SOF  50 kW 195 deg to NoAF Arabic,
fair/good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/bible-voice-broadcasting-
dardasha-7-via.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

BULGARIA/ITALY  [USA non]   As per new info from IRRS, I'm checking out
the non-SW broadcasts of WORLD OF RADIO on their schedule via MW 594 kHz
which per WRTH 2021 is Challenger Radio, 5/1 kW at Villa Estense, Italy,
so should be only 1 kW at night. But there are NO other European stns on
594 kHz.

First broadcast of new WOR #2081 is at 2030 UT Friday April 9, and there
it is via Kiwi remote receivers. I try three in Italy; first via
IZ6BYY in central Italy, S8-S9 with some CCI, het from 595+. Better via
IW3HBX, at Noale where we're a steady S=9+15dB. That's only 53 km away,
the two towns equally SW and NE of Padova just inland from Venezia. I'm
also getting it well on the other side of Europe, 858 kms away, via the
University Enschede_Twente SDR, S8-S9 and checking the autonotch gets
completely rid of the het.

The major QRM is the off-frequency Moroccan circa v596 kHz 50 kW at Oujda.
MW Offsets shows Morocco at 595.898 kHz as of 2020-09-23, but sometimes on
593 or 594.998 kHz. At Noale SDR the het zero-beats about 595.7 kHz.

On 594 kHz itself there are Africans in Malawi and Nigeria, and from the
ME, three Sa'udis, 2000 kW, 50 and 10 kW. I never heard any Qur'an or
other Arabic; per WRTH the big gun is fortunately a daytimer quitting at
1500 UT; the 50 kW is 24 hours, and the 10 kW until 2300 UT. It looks like
there would be nothing to impede Challenger from running much higher power
on 594 kHz, if they could. A sesquidecade ago there were several high-
power Europeans on 594 kHz, now all gone.

Anyhow, Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS tells me, "WOR will also be repeated on
our IRN streaming channel and occasionally at other times on MW and SW.
The list of our public streaming channels are available at

<https:/nexus.org/MP3>

The program is simulcast on 7290 kHz and 594 kHz AM/Medium Wave. We also
anticipate a move from 594 kHz to 918 kHz (much better frequency) later
this summer, as soon as we receive final authorization from the
authorities. LW 207 kHz (Long Wave) will also be activated at around
the same time and we may also be able to schedule some broadcast there.
Thank you and take care. 73, Alfredo.
Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association"

The only broadcaster now on 207 kHz is 75 kW from Iceland. I'm not so sure
918 kHz will be better: WRTH shows on there are 20 kW from Madrid,
inactive, but I seem to recall it came back(*); 20 kW from Egypt, unknown
power from Greece, several very low powers from Holland, 50 kW from
Iran, and 30 kW from Nigeria. 918 is one other frequency also
suffering from an off-channel ~1 kHz het, this time from Nigeria on
917! I am adding in the other WOR airings by IRRS on 594 only.

(*) SPAIN  918 kHz even fq R Intercontinental Madrid, new site westerly at
Villaneuve del Pardillo
<https://goo.gl/maps/93qPeFMjATfHrRZ87>

S=9+10dB or -72dBm in southern Germany, Spanish talk program at 01.32 UT
on Dec 19.  and co-channel
// 917.990 kHz  UNIDENTIFIED stn, Arabic, checked at Kuwait and Doha
Qatar remotedly.
S=9+15dB or -61dBm strong, I DOUBT - IS NOT FROM 10 kW Egypt low power.
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Dec 19, 2020year )

CHINA   The radio station "China National Radio" (CNR) with serial number
CNR#17 has changed the broadcast schedule (in the form of radio lessons)
in Russian.

Now it looks like this:
from Wednesday to Monday inclusive from 06.15 to 06.27 UT - at MW and SW
frequencies 720, 792, 945, 1008, 1098, 1323, 1260, 1269, 1422, 11630,
and 12055 kHz.

on Tuesdays at the same time, but only at medium wave frequencies, there
are no broadcasts on short waves
(on this day, preventive work on HF transmitters)
daily from 17.15 to 17.27 UT at MW and SW frequencies: 720, 792, 945,
1008, 1098, 1233, 1260, 1269, 1422, 6145, and 9630 kHz.

The start and end times of programs can vary within 2 ... 5 minutes,
Russian language lessons are on air in the first half of the month, on the
remaining days on the same frequencies and at the same time - lessons in
English P.

CNR broadcasts in the languages of national minorities in China:
Korean, Uyghur, Kazakh, Mongolian. CNR-17 broadcasts programs in Kazakh.
Therefore, radio lessons are held in Russian with translation into Kazakh
and in English also with translation into Kazakh.

<https://ftp.radio.ru/pub/2021/04/19.pdf>
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

CHINA   China Radio International A21 schedule.

<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/china-radio-
international_12.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

CLANDESTINE     Summer A-21 schedule of Clandestine and
Other Target Broadcasts,
see details also on WRTH 2021 pages 515 - 522.

BRB Denge Welat
0530-1300 11530 KCH 300 kW 130 deg to WeAS Kurdish
1300-1600 11530 KCH 300 kW 116 deg to WeAS Kurdish

Radio Iran International
0430-1100 11550 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi
1100-0430  5830 ERV 100 kW 100 deg to WeAS Farsi

Voice of Martyrs
1200-1230  9930vTAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1530-1600  7530 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
2100-2130  7530 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Voice of Tibet, frequencies varies
1300-1305  9894 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1305-1310  9886 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1310-1335  9894 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1330-1335  9886 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1335-1342  9894 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1342-1400  9886 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan

2300-2307  7494 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2307-2330  7484 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2330-2336  7476 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2336-2342  7491 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan
2342-2400  7496 DB  100 kW 131 deg to CeAS Tibetan

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330 11875 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1500-1530  7335 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1530-1600  7335 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1800-1830  5845 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1357 11875 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1430-1500 11995 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1600-1630  7335 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Japanese
1730-1800  5845 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Japanese

Radio Free North Korea
1300-1400 11510vTAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
2000-2100  7550 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Voice of Wilderness
1400-1500  7615 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
1500-1530  7615 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Sun

CDNK North Korean Democratization Committee
1400-1430  7580 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue/Thu/Sat

North Korea Reform Radio
1400-1500  7590 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean
2000-2100  7590 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean

Radio Ranginkaman / Radio Rainbow
1630-1700  7600 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi till Sept. 20
1730-1800  7605 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi from Sept. 21

<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/former-cis-stations.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL; via
Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

CUBA   11635 kHz Unidentified Number Station (50 kW Bejucal site) at 1810.
Was in progress at tune-in. In Spanish w/ machine-generated woman voice,
five figure number groups, and HM-01 digital text file transfer. Very
anemic audio. Little tuning eye on the SW2000629 fully lit and steady,
indicating at least an S-9 signal with the 16' vertical antenna. But there
was a struggle to hear any audio. Same as it ever was, "something's always
wrong" with Cuban radio - Fair to Good signal Apr 21.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

9155 kHz  Unidentified Number Station (Bejucal 50 kW bcast center) at
1045 UT. In Spanish w/ machine-generated woman voice, five figure number
groups, and HM-01 digital text file transfer. Fairly anemic audio.
Fair to Good signal April 21.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

11980 kHz April 14 at 0050 UT. CRI Quivican English, S8 fading to S5 and
undermodulated, i.e. 2 X relay on 5990 kHz, confirmed by // on two
receivers. Someone else heard this recently but did not realize it could
be an harmonic, altho I have reported it a number of times before.
Not always audible, but something is always wrong at RadioCuba.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 14)

RadioCuba site at Quivican San Felipe TITAN, 5 TX  X 250 kW of power, wb.

CUBA   Cuban shortwave radio at 11.33 UT on Saturday April 17.

5024.997  Radio Rebelde Bauta OVER - MODULATED - MUFFLED audio program,
S=9+15dB strength in Cape Canaveral FL state noted remotedly.

5999.999  RHC La Habana, Spanish, via Quivican San Felipe TITAN 250 kW
site, S=7 signal in C.C.-FL and Rochester NY state at 11.40 UT.

9535even  RHC Bejucal 50 kW S=5 poor to fair, -98dBm, at 11.43 UT.

9649.999  RHC Bejucal same characteristics, at 11.47 UT on April 17.
(8th congress of Cuban Communist Party report, Raul Castro speech,
withdrawal from government)

Nothing on 11760 kHz, - nor 11950, nor 15140, nor 15230 kHz.

13740 S=1 or -130dBm, extremely thiny, JBA under threshold. Probably ?
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 17)

CUBA   Radio Habana Cuba on 6000 kHz (8th Communist Party Congress and
Station 60th Anniversary). 8th Cuban Communist Party Congress report, at
the 06 - 07 UT on April 18 time slot:

only 5040even RHC Bauta in SPANISH (!), S=9+5dB less strong at 06.25 UT,

compared to powerful
5024.998 kHz Radio Rebelde, Rumba music faster rhythm program,
but stronger from RadioCuba Bauta site at S=9+35dB level at 06.29 UT.

RHC English at 06-07 UT
6000 kHz nothing, not on air at this hour,
6060even RHC Bauta, terrible BUZZ strings heard/seen on screen
like garden fence(!), 120 Hertz apart distance,
17 x strings either sideband seen.
6100even S=8-9
6165even S=8 at 06.37 UT at FL, NY, and Masset-BC-CAN on Walt's SDR unit.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

re Radio Habana Cuba on 6000 kHz, 8th Communist Party Congress and
Radio La Habana station 60th Anniversary.

Recorded 6000 kHz today (17 April) starting around 01:50 UT. Good signal
into New Brunswick-CAN but a little hummy and inconsistent modulation.

Continuous repeat hourly broadcasts until sign-off at about 06:02 UT.
Special programming on the occasion of the 8th Cuban Communist Party
Congress during which Raul Castro has announced he is stepping down as
first secretary. It was also mentioned during the program that today was
the 60th anniversary of the existence of Radio Habana, which started
broadcasting on 16 April 1961 and was mentioned in a speech by
Fidel Castro on 17 April 1961. The station was officially launched on
1 May 1961.
The transmitter came back on today at about 11:00 UTC in Spanish.
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, wor April 18)

CUBA   9790 KHz on April 20 at 0341 UT, CRI English relay via CUBA CRI
Latin America relay site Quivican San Felipe TITAN, 5 x 250 kW TX units
was absent when checked several days ago but certainly on now with VG
signal and playing, incredibly, John Denver, "WV - Country Roads"
(via Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor April 20)

11760 kHz  April 20 at 0141 UT, RHC Spanish with humbuzz like heard
after 0500 UT on 6060 kHz; same transmitter likely. Wolfgang Bueschel
describes it April 20: "6060even RHC Bauta in English // 6100 kHz.
TERRIBLE BUZZ tone signal, like a garden fence seen, either sideband
symmetrical 13 x 120 Hertz distance apart tone strings. S=7-8 or
-84dBm fair signal strength only in WeUS and Alberta-CAN. 0641 UT."

11850 kHz  April 20 at 0141 UT, RHC is S=9+10dB but JBM in Spanish.
Something's always wrong at RHC.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor April 20)

DENMARK   World Music Radio testing 927 kHz from Hvidovre, Copenhagen

World Music Radio - WMR - has now commenced TEST transmission on
927 kHz from Copenhagen starting Wednesday April 14th 2021 at 1130 UT.
It is on the air 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides local
coverage in the larger Copenhagen area. Reception should also be
possible in the rest of Zealand, in Southwestern Sweden and along the
Baltic sea coast in Poland and Germany.

It has taken four years to get it on the air. It took a very, very long
time to find a transmitter site, and then it also took quite some time
to plan the site, erect a mast, design the aerial and do all the
constructions and installations.

The site is Hvidovre, Copenhagen; it is the same site as Radio208 trans-
mitting on 5970 kHz. The power on 927 kHz is going to be 500 Watts, but
for the first few days power is reduced to around 250 Watts. The mast is
only 18 m tall and the aerial is a coil aerial with approx. 400 m of
radials.

Meanwhile WMR continuous broadcasting on 5930 kHz (200 Watts from
Bramming-DEN) also round the clock; however, reception is difficult or
impossible at times when 5930 kHz is used by the 'big boys' (e.g. VoA from
around 16 UT to 18 UT and RFI 21-23 UT). Also 15790 kHz (200 Watts from
Randers-DEN) is still in use Saturdays and Sundays 0700-2000 UT. In late
April or May, WMR plans to start broadcasting on 25770 kHz (150 Watts)
from Maarslet in the Southern outskirts of Aarhus, the second largest city
in Denmark.

Reception reports to World Music Radio, P.O.Box 112, DK-8960 Randers,
Denmark, Europe, are welcome. If possible please enclose return postage
(two international reply coupons or five Euro) for a printed QSL-card, a
pennant and stickers. A new WMR-QSL for 2021 will be printed late April
2021. E-mails to  <wmr -at- wmr.dk> are also welcome.

Please note that reception reports which are based on the use of remote
receivers are not QSLed (unless you are using your own remote receiver
in your own part of the world).
(Stig Hartvig Nielsen-DEN, 2021-04-14; via Ydun Ritz's mediumwave.info
<https://mediumwave.info/2021/04/14/denmark-10/>
via Alan Pennington-UK via BrDXC-UK newsgroup)

EUROPE   European Private Shortwave Stations. April 1st 2021.
Only  l e g a l  stations are included. Most stations use 100 - 3000 Watts
of power. Note that UTC is used here - not CET/CEST!

D = Germany, DNK = Denmark, FIN = Finland, NL = Netherlands, NOR = Norway
Abbreviations used: Irr. irregular, F.pl.: future plan
Mo Monday, Tu Tuesday, We Wednesday, Th Thursday, Fr Friday, Sa Saturday,
Su Sunday.

3920 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Weekends (1600-2400)
3940 NL  Mike Radio Heerde ? (1600-2300)
3955 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24hrs/7d
3975 D   Shortwave Radio Winsen Daily 1500-2300
3985 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 1400-2200
3995 D   HCJB Weenermoor 24hrs/7d
4895 NL  Mike Radio Heerde ? (1600-2300)
5895 NOR Radio Northern Star Bergen Daily 0329-2210
5920 D   HCJB Weenermoor Daily 0600-1600
5930 DNK World Music Radio, Bramming 24hrs/7d
5940 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Testing
5970 DNK Radio208 Hvidovre 24/7
5980 DNK Radio OZ-Viola Hillerod We 2100-2200, Sa-Su 1100-1300
5980 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1stSa of the month (not in May)
6005 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 0800-1600
6005 NL  Radio Delta International Elburg Testing
6020 NL  Radio Delta International Elburg Sa 0900-1300 & Su 0600-1700
6070 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal 24hrs/7d
6085 D   Shortwaveservice Kall-Krekel Daily 0700-1700
         (Radio Mi-Amigo Int.)
6115 D   Radio SE-TA 2 Hartenstein ?
6140 NL  Radio Onda, Belgium Borculo, NL Weekends only.
         F.pl.: Daily 0630-1900
6150 D   Europa 24 Datteln Daily 0700-1700
6160 D   Shortwave Radio Winsen Daily 0800-1600
6170 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1stSa of the month (not in May)
6195 NL  Mike Radio Heerde ? (Su 0600-1300)
7365 D   HCJB Weenermoor ? (0800-1300)
7440 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Alternative to 5940 kHz
9670 D   Radio Channel 292 Rohrbach Waal F.pl.: 24/7h/d from April

11690 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa of the month
          (not in May)
11720 FIN Scandinavian Weekend Radio Virrat 1st Sa of the month
          (not in May)
15505 NL  Radio Piepzender Zwolle Weekends
15790 DNK World Music Radio, Randers Sa-Su 0700-2000 UT
          + irr. at other times.
25770 DNK World Music Radio, Maarslet. F.pl. from April or May - 24hrs/7d

This list is compiled by Stig Hartvig Nielsen  <shn -at- wmr.dk>
each first day of the month - and is based on details supplied by the
various radio stations, the stations websites, monitoring observations and
HFCC registrations. The list is not copyrighted and may be published
everywhere. Next list will be published on May 1st 2021.
(SW Bulletin, April 18)

FRANCE   The TDF Frequency schedule on their website has now been updated
to show the A-21 frequencies (replacing the outdated A-20 schedule that
remained on the website throughout B-20) at

<https://www.tdf.fr/sites/default/files/TDF%20A21%20transmission%20schedul
e.pdf>
(Alan Roe, Teddington-UK, BrDXC-UK / wor April 18)

FRANCE   Reception of NHK World Japan Network Radio Japan via
MBR Cologne FMO, via TDF Issoudun bcast center site on April 15
1430-1500 13680 ISS 500 kW  90 deg to WeAS Persian,
via SDR Tambov, RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-nhk-world-radio-
japan-via_15.html>

Reception of 'Radio Taiwan International' via TDF Issoudun on April 18
1900-2000 13835 ISS 500 kW 185 deg to NoWeAF French Sun,
fair via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

Frequency change of NHK World Japan Network Radio Japan via TDF Issoudun
from April 19
0600-0630 NF11730 ISS 500 kW 140 deg to NoAF Arabic, ex11975.
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15 / 18 / 19)

Reception of 'Dandal Kura Radio International'
via MBR Cologne FMO via TDF Issoudun bcast center site, April 17
1800-1830 11830 ISS 100 kW 167 deg to CeAF Kanuri, good signal

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-dandal-kura-
radio.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

FRANCE/MADAGASCAR   Reception of FPU 'Radio Tamazuj' via MGLOB Talata
Volonondry Madagascar relay facility, and TDF Issoudun, April 20

1459-1557 15150 MDC 250 kW 335 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic,
very good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

1459-1557 15400 ISS 250 kW 138 deg to EaAF Juba Arabic,
very good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

FPU Radio Tamazuj's English news bulletin is on the air:
v1547-1557vUTC Tuesday & Friday.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/fpu-radio-tamazuj-via-talata-
volonondry_21.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

FRANCE   [GERMANY non; Holiday Radio ]   Radio Amrum on single day Sunday
21 Febr, 16-17 UT on 15215 kHz via TDF Issoudun bcast center.

Radio Amrum surprised me by answering with a QSL. Maybe therefore that
I listened to the transmission inside the target area in the USA
by the Kiwi-net SDR remotedly. Anyway a nice surprise indeed!
( br Kari Kallio-FIN, wor April 21)

15215 kHz  TDF Issoudun QSL.  FYI an die Karten-Sammler einer richtigen
Kurzwellenstation, in freudiger Erwartung. Ich habe die QSL des Amis -
oder ist's eher ein Finne - with SDR remotedly action ?
ja - in die Box geladen.
<https://app.box.com/s/c2pe5w9mekad0o2t56xu0xhrd5nyh5ez>

<https://app.box.com/s/vpkx1iv77j0nb1g962m0krvwpcg44dv3>

GERMANY   Reception of HCJB Voice of The Andes via MBR Nauen April 17
1529-1601 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Russian Sat, fair good signal
1601-1629 13800 NAU 100 kW 100 deg to CeAS Chechen Sat, weak/fair signal
via SDR Tambov RUS KIWI_net SDR remotedly,
plus QRM from Radio Free Asia & CNR-1 Jammer on 13810 kHz.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

GERMANY   'Pan American Broadcasting Tony Alamo Ministries'
via MBR Nauen, April 18
1600-1700 11830 NAU 125 kW 128 deg to NE/ME English Sun,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

GUAM   Good signal of FEBA Radio India via KTWR Trans World Radio Asia
on April 14
1245-1300 11590 TWR 200 kW 285 deg to SoAS English Sun-Wed,
monitored via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Very good signal of 'BRB Living Water Ministry' via KTWR Guam Asia,
April 15
1516-1616  7515 TWR 200 kW 320 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue-Fri
via SDR Tambov, RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/very-good-signal-of-brb-living-
water.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

GUAM   11960 kHz  KSDA / AWR Agat in Ngaju / Indonesian at 2230 UT.
Quartet of tenor vocalists, W in listed Indonesian, more music (this time
a female choir). Heard on the road with SW2000629 / ATS-505 and 16'
vertical. - Fair / Good signal April 21.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

GUATEMALA   4055 kHz, still off, but received this update that they
are working on repairing the transmitter:

"Transmisor de Radio Verdad, April 20 at 4:41 AM, Informamos a los
oyentes de Radio Verdad que casi todo este dia lunes trabajamos
tratando de reparar el transmisor de Radio Verdad. Logramos hacerle
varias reparaciones importantes, con la ayuda de los Ingenieros Jhair
Ramirez y Rafael Borthwick de Canada, pero no logramos sacarlo al aire
todavia. Seguiremos trabajando intensamente hasta lograrlo.

Agradeceremos sus oraciones. Que Dios les bendiga y guarde con buena
salud. Dr. Edgar Amilcar Madrid, Director y Gerente General, Estacion
Educativa Evangelica, Radio Verdad".
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx & wor April 20)

INDIA   Ramadan Special Broadcasts. Like every year, the special trans-
missions for Ramadan has started from AIR stations in Jammu & Kashmir as
follows:  Timings (variable) 2205 to 2305 UT

Frequencies
1116 kHz 300 kW Srinagar
1350 kHz  20 kW Kupwara
4950 kHz  50 kW Srinagar
(Announced but not heard at my location, maybe due to skip conditions)
103.5 MHz 10 kW Srinagar

This transmission is for about 1 hour and sign on and sign off timings
vary. It will continue for one month - till Ramzan day ie around
14 May 2021.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 14)

INDIA   Frequency changes of All India Radio / AIR External Service
effective from April 15:

0845-0930 NF17710 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS  Pashto,  ex17830,
but not on planned 17705 kHz.

0945-1045 NF17710 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to EaEUR Russian, ex17830,
but not on planned 17705 kHz.

Transmission of All India Radio / AIR in Russian is inactive and will
start at a later date!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

INDIA   All India Radio External Service in Hindi/English/Dari on
11560 kHz April 17
1320-1330 11560 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Eng/Hin,
          unscheduled before 1330 UT.
1330-1430 11560 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari instead of En April 16
Something's always wrong at AIR transmitting stations in Bangalore and
Delhi Kingsway bcast center.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/all-india-radio-extsce-in.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

INDIA   AIR Changes 17830 to 17710 kHz.
Latest changes for AIR External Services

Pushtu   0845-0930 UTC 17710 (ex 17830) kHz
Russian  0945-1045 UTC 17710 (ex 17830) kHz
Russian Service will start at a later date.
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, DXindia April 18)

INDIA   All India Radio External Service Bangalore bcast center site
via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly, April 19

0400-0500 15030 BGL 500 kW  60 deg to CeAS  Nepali, fair/good
0500-0600 15030 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic,
very good via SDR Tambov, RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

INDONESIA   'Voice of Indonesia' doing very well this week!
3325 kHz  VOI, via Palangkaraya, on April 15, from 1400+ UT; in Bahasa
Indonesia; ID, news and patriotic song "Bagimu Negeri" (For You Our
Country); mostly fair.

4749.95 kHz  VOI, via Cimanggis/Jakarta, at 1200-1218 UT April 12. Unusual
reception; clearly able to hear VOI (Japanese) mixing with CNR1 (Chinese);
this was possible as Bangladesh had not started yet.

3325 kHz, via Palang Karaya, was heard with a strong carrier, but no trace
of any audio today.

April 14 again had positive VOIns reception 1311-1314 UT, with distinctive
national song "Bagimu Negeri," after the news in English; mixing with
China and Bangladesh's test tone (BB IS started at 1314 UT and time pips
at 1315 UT); today heard very decent carrier on 3325 kHz, but no trace of
any audio.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 15)

IRAN   Frequency change of PARS TODAY/VIRI IRIB effective from April 13
1423-1520 NF9625 SIR 500 kW 90 deg SoAS  Bengali, ex9810
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

VIRI IRIB PARS TODAY
Summer A-21 shortwave schedule of PARS TODAY VIRI IRIB:
0023-0120  6150 SIR 500 kW 298 deg NE/ME    Turkish April 13-June 14
0030-0230  6060 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg EaAF     Arabic
0053-0220  6000 SIR 500 kW  53 deg CeAS     Tajik
0130-0230  7285 SIR 500 kW 210 deg NE/ME    Arabic

0223-0320  7230 SIR 500 kW  53 deg WeAS     Pashto
0230-0530  7285 SIR 500 kW 210 deg NE/ME    Arabic Al-Quds TV
0230-0530  9900 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg EaAF     Arabic Al-Quds TV

0323-0420 11810 SIR 500 kW  18 deg EaEUR    Russian
0323-0420 11905 SIR 500 kW 287 deg EaAF     Arabic Voice of Palestine

0423-0450 13740 SIR 500 kW 293 deg EaAF     Hebrew
0423-0550 15430 SIR 500 kW 310 deg NE/ME    Turkish
0453-0550 13685 SIR 500 kW 216 deg CeEaAF   Swahili

0530-0600  7285 SIR 500 kW 210 deg NE/ME    Arabic
0600-0730 11945 SIR 500 kW 211 deg NE/ME    Arabic
0530-0730 13590 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg EaAF     Arabic

0553-0650 15730 SIR 500 kW 263 deg NoWeAF   Hausa
0553-0820 13630 SIR 500 kW  53 deg WeAS     Dari
0653-0720 15445 SIR 500 kW 293 deg EaAF     Hebrew

0730-0830 11945 SIR 500 kW 198 deg NE/ME    Arabic
0830-0930 13590 ZAH 500 kW 288 deg NoEaAF   Arabic

0923-1250 13680 SIR 500 kW  53 deg WeAS     Dari
0930-1030 13590 ZAH 500 kW 288 deg NoEaAF   Arabic
0930-1130 11945 SIR 500 kW 211 deg NE/ME    Arabic

1030-1430 13590 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg NoEaAF   Arabic
1130-1430 13765 SIR 500 kW 211 deg NE/ME    Arabic
1153-1220 13690 SIR 500 kW 295 deg NoEaAF   Hebrew

1223-1320  9510 SIR 500 kW  53 deg WeAS     Pashto
1223-1250 17640 SIR 500 kW 263 deg NoWeAF   Hausa
1253-1320 11700 SIR 500 kW  18 deg CeAS     Kazakh
1253-1420  9710 SIR 500 kW  90 deg SoAS     Urdu
1323-1420  9570 SIR 500 kW 298 deg WeAS     Kurdish Kirmanji

1423-1520  9325 SIR 500 kW 102 deg SoAS     Hindi,  cancelled in A-21
1423-1520  9625 SIR 500 kW  90 deg SoAS     Bengali
1423-1520  9870 SIR 500 kW 211 deg NE/ME    Bengali
1430-1730  6080 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg NoEaAF   Arabic
1430-1730  7525 SIR 500 kW 210 deg NE/ME    Arabic, cancelled in A-21

1523-1620  6175 SIR 500 kW  90 deg SoAS     Urdu
1523-1620  7410 SIR 500 kW 113 deg SoEaAS   English
1553-1720  9870 AHW 500 kW non-dir NE/ME    Turkish

1623-1650  7305 SIR 500 kW  95 deg SoAS     Bengali
1623-1720  6065 ZAH 500 kW non-dir WeAS     Pashto
1623-1720  7345 SIR 500 kW 328 deg WeAS     Armenian
1653-1750  7290 SIR 500 kW 320 deg EaEUR    Russian

1723-1820  7300 SIR 500 kW 313 deg WeEUR    German
1723-1820  7370 SIR 500 kW 295 deg SoEaEUR  Bosnian,  cancelled in A-21
1730-0030  6060 ZAH 500 kW 289 deg EaAF     Arabic

1753-1820  5925 SIR 500 kW 300 deg SoEaEUR  Italian
1823-1920  5990 SIR 500 kW 295 deg SoEaEUR  Albanian, cancelled in A-21
1823-1920  7235 SIR 500 kW 255 deg NoWeAF   Hausa
1823-1920  7325 SIR 500 kW 320 deg SoEaEUR  Albanian, cancelled in A-21

1923-2020  9835 SIR 500 kW 211 deg SoAF     English
1923-2020  9855 SIR 500 kW 317 deg WeEUR    English
1923-2250  7405 SIR 500 kW 320 deg CeAS     Azeri   April 13-June 14
2123-2250  6110 SIR 500 kW  53 deg CeAS     Tajik   April 13-June 14

2223-2320  9675 SIR 500 kW 263 deg NoWeAF   Hausa
2253-0020  6160 SIR 500 kW 185 deg NE/ME    Arabic  April 13-June 14
2253-0020  7225 SIR 500 kW 198 deg NE/ME    Arabic  April 13-June 14
2253-0320  7330 SIR 500 kW 320 deg CeAS     Azeri   April 13-June 14
2323-0020  7325 SIR 500 kW 298 deg NE/ME    Kurdish April 13-June 14
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Canceled A-21 broadcasts of PARS TODAY/VIRI IRIB

Canceled A-21 broadcasts of PARS TODAY/VIRI IRIB
0723-0820 15440 SIR 500 kW 295 deg SoEUR    Spanish
0723-0820 17815 SIR 500 kW 298 deg SoEUR    Spanish
1923-2020  7235 SIR 500 kW 313 deg WeEUR    French
2023-2120  7375 SIR 500 kW 298 deg SoEUR    Spanish
2023-2120  9665 SIR 500 kW 302 deg SoEUR    Spanish
2323-0020  9670 SIR 500 kW 263 deg NoWeAF   French
2353-0120  7325 SIR 500 kW 240 deg SoAM     Spanish
2353-0250  9620 SIR 500 kW 302 deg SoAM     Spanish
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

IRAN   Probably the following transmissions are also inactive
1423-1520  9325 SIR 500 kW 102 deg SoAS     Hindi
1430-1730  7525 SIR 500 kW 210 deg NE/ME    Arabic
1723-1820  7370 SIR 500 kW 295 deg SoEaEUR  Bosnian
1823-1920  5990 SIR 500 kW 295 deg SoEaEUR  Albanian
1823-1920  7325 SIR 500 kW 320 deg SoEaEUR  Albanian
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

KOREA  D.P.R.  Summer A-21 frequency change of 'Echo of Unification'.
Very good signal, April 18
1200-1400 NF3945 PYO 100 kW non-dir to NoEaAS Korean, ex6250 kHz,
via SDR Kanuma Tichigi-JPN KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

JAPAN   5935 kHz  Opposition / Target Radio stn, 'Shiokaze/ Sea Breeze'
via JBC Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata station at 1325 UT. Monologue with W in Korean
and familiar piano music toward the half hour mark. On the half, a reset
with the piano music and other familiar sounds. Heard well here over DPRK
beeper jammer (the 6040 kHz sounded unjammed) - Very Good April 21.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

KUWAIT   Very good signal of MOI Radio Kuwait in English April 14
0450-0500 15530.0 KBD 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR Arabic
                                        General Sce unscheduled
0500-0800 15530.0 KBD 250 kW 310 deg to WeEUR English
monitored via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC   Summer A-21 SW schedule from Kyrgyztan,
Radio of Krasnaya Rechka Bishkek site, Kyrgyztelekom:
Kyrgyz Radio 1 Birinchi Radio

2300-1800 4010vBI   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Kyrgyz  including
1100-1130 4010vBI   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Russian Mon-Fri
2300-1800 4821vBI    15 kW non-dir to CeAS Kyrgyz, inactive.

Afghan Christian Radio / Radio Sadaye Zindagi / Radio Maranatha
1500-1800 5130 BI   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Pashto/Dari
<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/former-cis-stations.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

MEXICO   6184.973  XEPPM R Educacion Mexico D.F. Big Band Orchestra music,
much Saxophone performance. S=9+5dB noted in Cape Canaveral FL state, at
06.40 UT on April 18.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

MOLDOVA   Reception of Trans World Radio India via Grigoriopol Maiac
Pridnestrovie, April 13
1545-1600 11805 KCH 300 kW 075 deg to CeAS Kazakh, fair
monitored via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

MYANMAR/CHINA   6165 kHz. Thazin Radio, Phin Oo Lwin, well heard under
CNR-6 at 1145 UT, April 13. Thazin Radio with exotic rural chanting while
China in long talk by OM and YL. But when China plays mx, the Burmese
station is mainly obscured. By 1205 UT, both signals improving and Burma
quite discernible with rustic-sounding chant while CNR's OM and YL read nx
in Chinese.

6165 kHz - presumed Thazin Radio, Phin Oo Lwin, Myanmar, coming up under-
neath CNR-6 at 1130 UT. Thazin Radio with YL in vernacular with nx program
while China with musical program for kids. Both today with woman ancr,
making it a little messier but can still easily keep them apart. At
1142 UT, Thazin Radio seems gone or abruptly faded down to almost nothing.
(Ralph Perry-IL-USA, naswa flashsheet April 18, via gh wor)

6165 kHz  CNR 6 - Matoucun (Beijing RTC tx center #491) & Thazin Radio -
Phin Oo Lwin (P), 1148 UT on April 14 in Mandarin / Burmese. CNR 6 with
mostly talk by a man with occasional comment by woman announcer on top.
Thazin Radio with very nice choral singing, brief comments by a man into
a Burmese ballad clearly audible under CNR 6.  Fair.
(Mark Taylor-WI-USA, naswa flashsheet April 18, via gh wor)

NEW ZEALAND   11725 kHz on April 10 at *0559:15 UT, RNZ Pacific cuts on
with Bell Bird chirps, tonight starting at scheduled time. I was waiting
for it a minute earlier after noting Vanuatu JBA carrier on 11835 kHz.
Timesignal at 0600 UT ends about one second *late*! compared to WWVH a
minute later. Is Rangitaiki, NI SW site getting a delayed internet feed,
or satellite, or what?
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 14)

OTHR  -  "Ueberhorizontradare zu zahlreich zum zaehlen".

Die allgegenwaertigen Ueberhorizontradare ('Over the horizon' OTHR) machen
aktuell etwa 60% aller Stoermeldungen aus. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt ein
Bericht, der kuerzlich im Newsletter des IARU-Region 1 Monitoring Systems
(IARUMS) nachzulesen ist. Mehr noch, "man kann sie nicht einmal mehr
zaehlen", heisst es dort. Vermutlich seien es zwar nur wenige Stationen,
die auf oft wechselnden Frequenzen senden.

Im Gegensatz zu frueher seien es aber Burst-Systeme in zunehmender Anzahl,
die meist nur fuer wenige Sekunden aktiv sind. Danach wird die Frequenz
wieder gewechselt.

Lediglich die OTHR "Contayner" und "Pluto" (UK-Basis auf Zypern) senden
jeweils ueber einen laengeren Zeitraum auf einer Frequenz. Den Link zum
Newsletter des IARUMS vom Monat Maerz finden Sie in der schriftlichen
Version.

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/IARUMS-Newsletter-21-
03.pdf>

Previously - Here the link to our IARUMS R1 Newsletter for February 2021

<https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IARUMS-Monthly-
Newsletter-21-02.pdf>

Quelle: Uebersetzung aus:

<http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2021/april/hf-oth-radar-transmissions-
too-numerous-to-count.htm>>

(DARC  Distrikt-P-Rundspruch Ba-Wue, April 18)

PALAU   Reception of Hope Radio via T8WH Angel 4, April 18
0800-0920 15680 HBN 100 kW 270 deg to SoEaAS English Sun
          Fair/good signal via Kanuma Tichigi Japan Kiwi_net remotedly.

Reception of Hope Radio via T8WH Angel 5, April 18
0800-1105  9965 HBN 100 kW 345 deg to NoEaAS English Sun
          Very good signal via Kanuma Tichigi Japan Kiwi_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-hope-radio-via-
t8wh-angel_18.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

PHILIPPINES   9275 kHz  FEBC Bocaue / FEBC i-Radio Liangyou, 100kW 345degr
at 1745 UT. Fair at best on Drake tabletop and outdoor longwire. Talk
(Korean language), mix of music, ID'd by familiar tuning signal played at
just before 1600 UT close - Fair to Good signal April 21
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

PHILIPPINES   Reception of FEBC Radio Liangyou in Mongolian language,
via Iba bcast center site, April 19
0929-0959 15450 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to CeAS Mongolian,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

Reception of FEBC 'Radio Liangyou' in Tibetan Bocaue, April 19
0900-0930 15450 BOC 100 kW 305 deg to CeAS Tibetan,
fair signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

0925-0929 15450 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to CeAS FEBC Radio IS over
FEBA Radio Tibetan!

0929-0930 15450 IBA 100 kW 330 deg to CeAS FEBC Mongolian over
FEBA Radio Tibetan!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

Good signal of FEBC Teos via Bocaue bcast center site, noted on
SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly, April 18
1500-1530  9920*BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAS Russian Daily and
1530-1600  9920*BOC 100 kW 323 deg to CeAS Ukr/Rus Sun only.

* over weak 9920 MLI 001 kW non-dir to EaAS Chinese SOH / CNR-1
Wrong time & freq. annmt: 19-20 MST 11650 kHz,
not 18-19 MST on 9920!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

PERU   4752 kHz  R. Huanta 2000, Peru, Huanta; April 13, 0007-0016 UT
male Spanish talks "acaba de asinalar...". Poor, few words readable.

4752 kHz  R. Huanta 2000, Peru, Huanta; April 14-15, 2359-0005 UT latin
music, male spanish announcements, ads "credito rapido y seguro...",
ID: "Radio Huanta 2000!", latin music. Poor to fair, few words readable.

4752 kHz  R. Huanta 2000, Peru, Huanta; April 17, 2345-2357 UT male and
female advts, long folk music (some 6 min.), ID "Radio Huanta 2000!...",
6music. Weak to fair
(Lucio Bobrowiec-SP-BRA, hcdx April 18)

RUSSIA   Summer A-21 schedule of GTRK Adygeya/Adygeyan Radio
to former Osmanic empire via Krasnodar Armavir bcast center
1800-1900 6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Mon
1800-1900 6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAs Ad/Ar/Tu Fri
1900-2000 6000 ARM 100 kW 188 deg to CeAs Adygeyan Sun

<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/former-cis-stations.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

RUSSIA   Summer A-21 of Radio Purga DRM transmissions in Chukotka.

Re: Purga Radio - Blizzard Radio:
20 kW  DRM mode coded power TX,
see enclosed private hfcc.org database A21 file of March 16:

15735 0400 1000 zone 26  K/A  20kW  34deg   0 228
280321 301021 N=DRM       Rus        RUS VOR GFC   851

 9850 2000 2300 26       K/A  20    34deg   0 216
280321 301021 N           Rus        RUS VOR GFC   807

12025 2300 0400 26       K/A  20    34deg   0 218
280321 301021 N           Rus        RUS VOR GFC   829
(wb  df5sx, Vlad Salmaniw-BC-CAN, Ron Howard-CA-USA March 16)

50 39 36.53 N  136 54 19.76 E
<https://goo.gl/maps/yyEkDohK7RK1hf4D7>

<https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=ae8c5be6-74ee-407d-9a40-
b48ce0f5a2b1&cp=50.660582~136.904285&lvl=18&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027>

RUS_K/A_new SW antenna design - 50 39 36.53 N  136 54 19.76 E
34 degr antenna towards Chukotka.

Russian Yandex map
<https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CCUQ7Fw5lB>
(wb  df5sx, Vlad Salmaniw-BC-CAN, Ron Howard-CA-USA, March 16)

Russia Returns to DRM on Shortwave.

Russia has resumed Digital Radio Mondiale broadcasts on shortwave. The
country originally aired the Voice of Russia via DRM a few years ago. The
new service is tentatively called Radio Purga ("Radio Blizzard"). The
target area is the Chukotka region of the Russian Far East. Analog
shortwave transmissions once served the area, but those ended in the early
2000s when the broadcaster left analog shortwave.

Chukotka is vast and the target audience only numbers a few thousand.
Thus, shortwave is the only practical way to reach the population. The
transmitter site, Komsomolsk Amur, used to broadcast Voice of Russia's
analog programming and is now being used for the DRM program.

The new service is a joint project between the government in Chukotka and
the Far Eastern regional center of the Russian Television and Radio
Broadcasting Network.

Using DRM for Radio Purga has several advantages over analog shortwave.
Radio Purga over DRM, for example, offers a static-free and higher
fidelity signal. Studies have shown that DRM is just as reliable as analog
shortwave over this distance via single-hop transmission.

The broadcaster is considering transmitting two audio programs from a
single DRM transmitter. This is something analog shortwave can't do. It's
also planning on using DRM's ability to transmit short text message or a
type of RSS feed (Journaline). DRM transmissions also use only a quarter
of the power that analog transmissions do.

"We have in these remote places 2,000 residents who need to be provided
with communications services ... the Northern Sea Route also requires
attention," said Roman Kopin, the governor of Chukotka, last spring when
the project was initiated, according to a Russian press report. In
addition to mariners on the Northern Sea Route, the audience includes
geologists, miners, reindeer herders and hunters.

Test transmissions started in August via different DRM modes and
bandwidths to trial "hardware setup and determine signal acceptability,"
with the goal of covering over 95% of the area. Programming consists of a
music loop and has been heard as far away as the United States. As of
press time the broadcaster was still carrying out transmission tests but
regular programing is expected to begin sometime in the next few months.

One of shortwave's greatest strengths has always been its ability to
communicate to hard-to-reach locations. Radio Purga's audience is spread
over an immense, remote region. The resumption of shortwave via DRM will
provide the population with a communications lifeline in both audio and
text.

<https://www.radioworld.com/tech-and-gear/digital-radio/russia-returns-to-
drm-on-shortwave>
Radio World, By_Hans_Johnson FL-USA  (via Mike Terry-UK, BrDXC-UK 8 Apr)

2000-2300  9850 K/A  20 kW  34 deg to FE RUSSIA Russian DRM mode
2300-0400 12025 K/A  20 kW  34 deg to FE RUSSIA Russian DRM mode
0400-1000 15735 K/A  20 kW  34 deg to FE RUSSIA Russian DRM mode
<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/former-cis-stations.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

Mystery Russian shortwave DRM test throughout Chukotka, Aug 31, in 2019
2000-1000 11615 K/A 250 kW  34 deg to FERUS Russian PROPAGATION TEST AM
2000-1000 12025*K/A 100 kW  34 deg to FERUS Russian Mystery Russian DRM
*alternat 15735 K/A 100 kW  34 deg to FERUS Russian Mystery Russian DRM

Changes of Mystery Russian DRM transmissions eff. from Sept 5, in 2019
2000-0300 12025 K/A 100 kW  34 deg to FERUS Russian DRM, ex 2000-1000UT
0300-1000 15735 K/A 100 kW  34 deg to FERUS Russian DRM, ex alternative
2000-1000 11615 K/A 250 kW  34 deg to FERUS PROPAGATION TEST, unchanged
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx & dxld via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Sept 2 / 5, 2019)

SAO TOME   Frequency change Voice of America in French via Pinheira.
Fair signal on April 19
0530-0630 NF 7265 SAO 100 kW true north deg to WeCeAF French Mon-Fri,
ex6180 kHz. via SDR Newmarket, UK KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

SINGAPORE   9410 kHz BBC WS (via Singapore Kranji site) at 1030 UT.
Ex-9580. Heard well on Longine's Symphonette "World Traveler" portable and
just the supplied whip. BBC News "Hello, I'm Jerry Smit". This is the
frequency now for A-21 (9580 kHz was used over the winter months).
The // frequency 6195 kHz remains the same. - Good signal on April 21.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

SPAIN   REE Noblejas transmission on 17855 kHz ? Off Again Today April 21.
When checked at around 20:40 UTC today, REE missing on 17855 kHz as noted
both here in NewBrunswick-CAN and via the University Enschede Twente SDR
receiver. The other three frequencies can be heard in NB-CAN including
15520 kHz, which is best.
A football game at the moment.  G-o-o-o-o-a l ! 
(Richard Langley-NB-CAN, hcdx April 21)

Ree 17855 kHz on at 2053 UTC April 21 here in South Florida-US state.
(Peter W Hansen-FL-USA, wor April 21)

As days before, 19 and 16 mb channels propagation from EUR/NE via Iceland
- Greenland - Northern Americas path is much weak, compared to reception
in Brazil, Antilles and southern Florida state. (wb)

Re: REE Noblejas on 17855 kHz Off Again Today ...

Regular game days April 20 / 21, tight deadline corset in all European
national football leagues, played yesterday and today night,

also live coverage by REE Noblejas Spain on all four SW channels too:

At Software-defined receiver TWR Bonaire unit, Caribbean Netherlands,
Antilles SDR, at 21.00 UT on April 21

17855 S=9 or -76dBm  towards Americas
15520 S=8 or -82dBm
11940 S=9 or -79dBm

11685 suffered as always by UTE RTTY high speed ? signal of 11688 kHz
channel.
[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 21)

SWITZERLAND   Den Aelteren unter uns DXers wird der Name von
Roger Schawinski als privater UKW Grosssender Errichter in Nord-Italien
in den 70zigern noch etwas sagen.

Radiopionier Schawinski zieht gegen UKW-Abschaltung vor Gericht.

Der Radiopionier und Besitzer des Zuercher Senders Radio 1,
Roger Schawinski, will beim Bundesverwaltungsgericht in St. Gallen
Beschwerde gegen die geplante UKW-Abschaltung in der Schweiz einlegen, wie
er dem "Tagesanzeiger" mitteilt.

DAB+ als Nachfolger sei eine "gigantische Fehlinvestition", die sich
international nicht durchgesetzt habe. "Dass nun in der Schweiz als
einzigem Land in Mitteleuropa nicht mehr ueber UKW gesendet werden soll,
ist nichts anderes als der Versuch, den viele Millionen teuren und
unsinnigen Entscheid zugunsten von DAB nachtraeglich zu rechtfertigen",
sagt Roger Schawinski.

Fuer ihn sei DAB+ eine "unnoetige Uebergangstechnologie". Viel intelli-
genter waere es in seinen Augen gewesen, so lange auf UKW zu setzen, bis
die Verbreitung ueber Internet und 5G alle anderen Technologien
verdraenge.

Die Investitionen fuer UKW seien groesstenteils amortisiert, der Unterhalt
falle deshalb nicht mehr stark ins Gewicht.

Schawinski steht mit seiner Meinung allerdings weitgehend alleine.

In 2015 haben fast alle privaten Stationen eine Branchenvereinbarung zum
UKW-Ausstieg unterschrieben. Aufgrund dieser Vereinbarung werden sie im
Januar 2023 die Uebertragungen via UKW einstellen. Bei der oeffentlich-
rechtlichen SRG soll dies schon im August 2022 geschehen.
(Radio 1  FM 93.6 MHz, April 20)

TAIWAN   Good signal of National Unity Radio Radio Free Chosun, April 13
1200-1458  9475 TSH 300 kW 352 deg to NoEaAS Korean, from Tamshui-TWN
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Reception of 'Radio Dap Loi Song Nui', Vietnam Democracy Radio
April 14, from Paochung-TWN
1230-1300  9670 PAO 100 kW 250 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese, good.
monitored via SDR SDR Hanoi, Vietnam remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

TAIWAN   9470 kHz Opposition / Target radio service via Paochung-TWN
300 kW Thomcast Ampegon units towards Korea's, JCI FMO brokered.

'Furusato no kaze' at 1610 UT (in progress at tune-in) man in Japanese,
woman with the familiar theme music. Male vocal music at the BoH, then
off. Noted none of the // 's were audible here at this hour -
Fair to Good signal.
(Rick Barton-AZ-USA, wor April 21)

TAJIKISTAN   Good signal of Bible Voice Broadcasting Network via
Yangi-Yul Dushanbe-TJK, April 14
1300-1330 11590 DB  100 kW  71 deg to EaAS English Mon-Fri
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

TAJIKISTAN   Summer A-21 schedule from Dushanbe Yangi-Yul site

Tajik Radio 1
2300-0300 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Tajik
0300-0330 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Russian
0330-0900 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Tajik
0900-0930 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Russian
0930-1000 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Uzbek
1000-2000 4765 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Tajik

Voice of Tajik
0200-0400 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Tajik
0400-0600 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Farsi
0600-0800 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Dari
0800-1000 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Russian
1000-1100 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Uzbek
1100-1200 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Hindi
1200-1300 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Arabic
1300-1400 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS English
1400-1600 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Tajik
1600-1800 7245 DB   100 kW non-dir to CeAS Farsi
<https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/former-cis-stations.html>

(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1129 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

UAE   Good signal of FEBA Radio ENC-DMS via Al-Dhabbayya, April 15
1600-1630 11655 DHA 250 kW 230 deg to EaAF Afar, via SDR Tambov RUS remote

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/good-signal-of-feba-radio-enc-
dms-via.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

UAE   NHK World Japan Network Radio Japan via ENC-DMS UK FMO via
Al-Dhabbayya-UAE bcast center site, April 18
1315-1345 13865 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

1316-1325 13865 DHA 250 kW 105 deg to SoEaAS English news bulletin
& then Indonesian language section.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

UAE   Reception of NHK World Radio Japan via ENC-DMS Al Dhabbayya, Apr 20
1515-1545 11775 DHA 250 kW  60 deg to SoAS Urdu,
fair signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-nhk-world-rjapan-
via-enc.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

U.K./BOTSWANA/SAO TOME   15165 kHz UNID in English - now April 21.

More and more frequency changes of Voice of America

0600-0630    9885 WOF 250 kW 152 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri, exGB
1400-1630 NF 5940 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to SoAF   English, ex5930
1630-1700 NF 5940 SAO 100 kW  20 deg to SoAF   English Sat/Sun, ex5930
1700-1800 NF 5940 SAO 100 kW  20 deg to CeAF   English, ex5930

1700-1800 NF15165 WOF 300 kW 170 deg to CeAF   English, ex13590 kHz.

2000-2030 NF 9470 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF   French,  ex5970
2030-2100 NF 9470 SAO 100 kW true north deg to WeCeAF Hausa,   ex5970
2100-2130 NF 9470 BOT 100 kW 350 deg to CeAF   French Mon-Fri, ex5970 kHz.

Updated summer A-21 shortwave schedule of Voice of America can be found
here.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx / gh-wor via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 21)

U.K.  FEBA 'Radio Sama'  ENC-DMS Woofferton-UK bcast center site, April 20
1730-1800 15510 WOF 300 kW 128 deg to CeEaAF Tigre
1800-1830 15510 WOF 300 kW 128 deg to CeEaAF Fur
1830-1900 15510 WOF 300 kW 128 deg to CeEaAF Arabic
good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/feba-radio-sama-on-15510-khz-
via-enc.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

FEBA 'Radio Sama' + BaBcoCk mx via ENC-DMS Woofferton, April 20
1700-1800 15260 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to NE/ME Arabic,
very good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/feba-radio-sama-on-15260-khz-
via-enc.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 20)

U.K.  On a surprisingly large scale BBC has announced a major reduction to
take place in May and June 2021 to their local MW services.

The most significant is that Lisnagarvey will no longer be using the
Blaw Knox mediumwave tower for 1341 kHz.

The two 10 kW outlets for Radios 4 and 5 Live (720 kHz and 909 kHz) will
presumably still come from the Blaw Knox tower.

Hopefully the link below will work.

<https://radiotoday.co.uk/2021/04/ten-more-stations-turn-off-medium-wave-
services/?fbclid=IwAR1EepWF9QnyYOGNgP2SdfC5S5hnpfc-
JSynu2AP1d_vGYIexQiHV4Ra0ow>

Lots of orange rows to come although the closures are coming so soon that
within weeks the stations will be transferred to the Inactive or Closed
spreadsheet!
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, MWmasts groups.io newsgroup April 15)

Members, - Some queries are being raised and given the size of the list of
closures some unpicking will be needed. I have raised the plea for finer
detail with my friends at txlist.

The BBC deletion is now being clarified although no schedule of closure
dates has been released.

<https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/articles/2021/next-phase-of-changes-to-
some-local-bbc-radio-medium-wave-services>

The closure of 657 kHz Wrexham (which squashed BBC World Service in North
West England on 648 kHz) will mean that at night presumably listeners in
the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham can enjoy
Radio Caroline from Orfordness.

I also am puzzled why the nationwide Lisnagarvey 1341 kHz outlet is being
closed when the 810 kHz Radio Scotland and 882 kHz Radio Wales 100 kW
transmitters remain on air. Also, it appears that AM broadcasting from
Wales will end.
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, MWmasts groups.io newsgroup April 15)

Re:  United Kingdom, Blaw Knox - an exciting technical construction
in mediumwave mast construction design.

Dave and others,
Digging on the relevant page on mb21 website I see a phrase from
Brian Hutchison

"While this mast (the Blaw Knox) is very efficient it causes a lot of
problems for the computer networks in the neighbouring car dealers.
It is rumoured that this mast will be dismantled in the next year or so,
and either moved or replaced by another mast elsewhere."
This was written in 2012! Meanwhile 9 years later ... !

A wonderful Tricks of the Trade article by you which came to me through
mb21 which goes to BBC Engineering. Thank you. It actually would make
more sense for the other two BBC stations to come from the T-Shape already
carrying Talksport and Absolute (this change has now been made on my
spreadsheet).
(Dan Goldfarb-UK, mwmasts April 15)

Re:  United Kingdom 1341 kHz.
Hi Dan, - Thanks for the interesting news.
Re LIS on the BK mast I was under the impression that only the 1341 kHz
is radiated from that and the rest of the 10kW services are from the Tee
antenna(s).

I wonder if the reason for that 1341 kHz going is that it's very near to
the population now, especially that M and S supermarket and there may be
concerns over EMF and field strength??
(David Porter-UK  G4OYX, mwmasts April 15)

U.K.   Zehn weitere Stationen schalten Mittelwellensender ab.

Zehn weitere lokale BBC-Radiosender schalten ihre Mittelwellensender in
diesem Jahr endgueltig ab: BBC Essex, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio
Devon, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Hereford & Worcester,
BBC Radio Stoke, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Ulster und BBC Radio
Foyle werden im Mai und Juni diesen Jahres nur noch UKW und digital senden

Darueber hinaus werden BBC Radio Wales und BBC Radio Gloucestershire ihre
AM-Abdeckung reduzieren.

Die Absicht der BBC, MW-Sender zu schliessen, wurde erstmals vor zehn
Jahren im Jahr 2011 angekuendigt. Im Jahr 2018 begann das Unternehmen
damit und setzte die Schliessung 2020 in Schottland, Wales und England
fort. Kieran Clifton, BBC-Direktor fuer Distribution & Business Develop-
ment, schreibt: "Ein grosser und wachsender Anteil der Radiohoerer in
Grossbritannien - auch bei der BBC - empfaengt digital, und die BBC setzt
sich fuer eine digitale Zukunft des Radios ein.

In den vergangenen Jahren haben wir erheblich in den lokalen DAB-Ausbau
investiert, alle unsere lokalen Radiosender sind ueber digitales
terrestrisches Fernsehen (z.B. Freeview) verfuegbar, und wir haben unser
Online- und Mobilangebot mit BBC Sounds umgestaltet." Weiteres zum Thema
findet man unter den Links in der schriftlichen Version.

<https://radiotoday.co.uk/2021/04/ten-more-stations-turn-off-medium-wave-
services/>

Quelle: Uebersetzung aus

<http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2021/april/ten-more-stations-turn-off-
medium-wave-services.htm>
(DARC  Distrikt-P-Rundspruch Ba-Wue, April 18)

USA   The description of the R. Marti 1180 kHz Marathon pattern which
someone provided and that was in your daily WOR item a few days ago and
which you repeated in this week's WOR broadcast is not correct.
{I was quoting Bill Whitacre, of USAGM   gh}

The Marathon facility was originally constructed by the military, and was
used for the VOA Spanish language programming, It used a three tower
in-line pattern which was a "bent-peanut". But it was replaced in 1989 by
a four tower in-line pattern which is a "super-cardioid" with a single
maximum at 185 degrees true. We don't know the entire rationale for the
change, but essentially it provided nearly 5dB more signal toward Matanzas
and around 2dB toward Havana, and generally increased radiation over the
arc from Camaguey to west of Havana.

(A three tower inline "multiplication" pattern is really a 4 tower
parallelogram pattern with two of the corner towers collapsed to a single
location, while a 4 tower in line "multiplication" pattern is a 6 tower
parallelogram pattern with two pairs of towers collapsed to the same
location. This provides additional vectors to use in the pattern design
with only a single additional tower.)
(Ben Dawson-WA-USA, Hatfield-Dawson; wor April 16)

UZBEKISTAN   Reception of 'Radio Free North Korea' via RRTM Telecom
Tashkent, April 13
1300-1400 11509.9 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean, good signal,
monitored via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

CDNK No.Korean Democratization Committee via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, Apr 13
1400-1430  7580 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue/Thu/Sat,
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS remotedly.

CDNK 'North Korean Democratization Committee' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent
April 20
1400-1430  7580 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean Tu/Th/Sa,
very good signal via SDR Novosibirsk-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/north-korean-democratization-
committee.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 13 / 20)

Reception of 'Voice of Martyrs' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Apr 13
1530-1600  7530 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean, very good,
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

'Radio Iran International' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent on April 14
0430-1100 11549.9 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi, good,
monitored via SDR Tambov RUS remotedly.

1100-0430  5829.9 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi, weak,
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Reception of 'Voice of Martyrs' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Apr 14
1200-1230  9929.9 TAC 100 kW  76deg to NoEaAS Korean, very good
monitored via SDR Novosibirsk RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

CDNK North Korean Democratization Committee via RRTM Telecom Apr 17
1400-1430  7580 TAC 100 kW  76deg to NoEaAS Korean Tue/Thu/Sat,
fair via SDR Kanuma Tichigi JPN
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

Radio Ranginkaman / 'Radio Rainbow' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent,
on April 17 / 20
1630-1700  7605 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi,
good signal via SDR Tambov RUS

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/radio-ranginkamanrainbow-via-
rrtm_21.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17 / 20)

Very good signal of IBRA Radio via ENC-DMS Tashkent April 17
1430-1500 11805 TAC 100 kW 131 deg to SoAS Hindi Wed-Sun
heard via SDR Novosibirsk, RUS remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

Pan American Broadcasting / 'Preparing for Jesus' via MBR Cologne FMO
via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan April 17
1300-1400 13580 TAC 100 kW  66 deg to JPN  Japanese Sat,
good via SDR Novosibirsk RUS KIWI_net SDR remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-pab-preparing-for-
jesus.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 17)

Reception of 'Voice of Wilderness' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent April 15
1400-1500  7615 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk RUS KIWI_net SDR remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-voice-of-
wilderness-via.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

'Nippon no Kaze' and 'Furusato no Kaze' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent April 15

Nippon no Kaze
1300-1330 11875 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Korean,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk RUS KIWI_net SDR remotedly.

Furusato no Kaze
1330-1357 11875 TAC 100 kW  76 deg to NoEaAS Japanese,
very good via SDR Novosibirsk RUS KIWI_net SDR remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/nippon-furusato-no-kaze-via-
rrtm.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

'Radio Iran International' via RRTM Telecom Tashkent, April 19
0430-1100 11550*TAC 100 kW 236 deg to WeAS Farsi,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

*till 0500UT 11570 ISS 250 kW 130 deg to EaAF Tigrinya Dimtse Woyane
splash!
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 19)

NHK World Japan Network Radio Japan via ENC-DMS UK FMO via
RRTM Telecom Tashkent April 18
1400-1430  9450 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS English,
good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

Reception of NHK World Radio Japan via RRTM Telecom Tashkent April 20
1530-1600  9600 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS Hindi,
very good signal via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/nhk-world-rjapan-via-rrtm-
telecom.html>
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18 / 20)

'Pan American Broadcasting Tony Alamo Ministries' via MBR Cologne FMO
via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan April 18

1630-1730  6155 TAC 100 kW 163 deg to SoAS English Sun,
weak/fair via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

1630-1730  7425 TAC 100 kW  90 deg to CeAS English Sun,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

Reception of 'Bible Voice Broadcasting' via MBR Cologne FMO
via RRTM Telecom Tashkent Uzbekistan April 18
1430-1459 15300 TAC 100 kW 236 deg to EaCeAF Nuer Daily,
fair via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 18)

VANUATU  [and non]   7260 kHz  April 18 at 0542 UT, JBA carrier probably
R. Vanuatu; but overshadowed by stronger carrier on 7261 kHz, that could
just be a ham instead of LSB mode transmission.

At 0558 UT I'm QRX for next frequency 11835 kHz to pop on, 3945 kHz X 3,
and so it does at *0559:45 UT, but it's also only JBA carrier tonight;
NZ Pacific has also just started 11725 kHz which is weaker than usual,
only S4-S7.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 18)

7260 kHz  RV - 0520-0531 UT, non-stop songs; 0531-0556 UT, announcers
chatting in Bislama; cut off today at 0559:25* UT.

7890 kHz  RV (harmonic) - 0603 UT, not very accurate local time check
("5 o'clock"); during weekends with no ToH news, instead music program
(C&W, island, EZL, etc.); 0710 UT, Prime Minister Bob Loughman with a
COVID-19 update; 0718-0730 UT, news in Bislama (an odd time for the news!)
by 0730 UT, heard 3945 kHz slowly improving, but 11835 kHz harmonic not
heard.
(Ron Howard-CA-USA, direct and hcdx/wor via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

VATICAN STATE  Upcoming frequency change of Vatican Radio
via Santa Maria di Galeria bcast center site from April 17
2200-2230 NF 6115 SMG 250 kW  68 deg EaAS   Chinese, ex5985
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 14)

Reception of Voice of America via Santa Maria di Galeria, April 21

0658-0700 12070 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF French is unscheduled on
shortwave. Very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

0700-0730 12070 SMG 250 kW 184 deg to WeCeAF Hausa,
very good via SDR Tambov-RUS KIWI_net remotedly.

<http://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2021/04/reception-of-voice-of-america-
via-santa.html>

(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 21)

VATICAN STATE    Ham Station at Radio Vatican HV9SMG.

New Vatican callsign HV9SMG is from the Vatican Radio Broadcasting Center
in Santa Maria di Galeria (note the "SMG"). It will be on the air for six
hours April 24, on International Marconi Day, 06-12z.

The short schedule is to work around Vatican Radio's high power regular
shortwave broadcasts. HV9SMG will be on SSB, CW and digital modes,
1500 watts, dipoles for 40, 20 and 10 and a vertical.

QSL via bureau or direct via IK0CNA or use eQSL. Operating will be hams
from ARI Civitavecchia and the YOTA Club Italy. On the radio at 1030z will
be Guglielmo Marconi's daughter Elettra, who has the personal callsign
IY0EM. Organizers are working up a website.
ARIcivitavecchia has a Facebook page, says IW0DVV, Mariano.

<https://www.qrz.com/db/HV9SMG>
(Jose Jacob-IND  VU2JOS, Hyderabad, India. DXindia April 20)

VENEZUELA   6205.039v kHz on April 13 at 0138 UT, ROCV, poor only noisy
S6-S7 into TWR Bonaire Kiwi_SDR, romantic music with loud noise bursts
every few seconds, which seem to be transmission or feed defect rather
than QRM. 0143.5 UT Morse code ID cuts thru but barely readable talk
including "R-O-C-V", back to vocal music. Still the same past 0208 UT.

At 0235 UT I check 6205 kHz direct to here: as usual ROCV achieves no
more than a JBA carrier - but the noise bursts hit S8, *much* stronger
now, as loud as they were in Bonaire, while ROCV can't surpass the
background noise level of S2-3. Therefore the bursts *are* external QRM
against poor ROCV, not its own defect. Further, I can now tell that the
noise is on LSB only, inaudible in USB.

At 0310 UT, Bonaire is still running as I hear another ROCV ID in code
and voice go by, continuing VP with the noise bursts, also LSB only.
Maybe time for another QSY? Has ROCV been off? Last report of it I
find was April 4 by Manuel Mendez, Spain. I had not sought it lately;
my last log was April 1.
(Glenn Hauser-OK-USA, hcdx and wor April 14)

ZAMBIA   Reception of Voice of Hope Africa Lusaka via Kempton Park, Apr 15

1200-1400  9680 LUV 100 kW 000 deg to SoAF Swahili Daily tx#1,
fair to good signal, ITU antenna type #810.
(Ivo Ivanov-BUL, hcdx via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews April 15)

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Log April 18, at 13 - 14 UT time slot, in Edmonton-Alb-CAN  SDR remotedly.

 5025even CUB  Radio Rebelde, Bauta site, weak and tiny, JBA at 13.12 UT.
 6000even CUB  RHC Quivican San Felipe TITAN site, 250 kW transmission,
          Spanish talk on 8th Party Congress. S=8 rather weak signal
          during dark grayline area, in Edmonton, Alberta-CAN SDR
          remotedly at 13.20 UT.
 6170.005 NZL  R NZ PACIFIC program in English, scheduled in A-21 season
          13.00-16.45 UT, at 13.23 UT S=9+15dB signal strength in Canada,
          talk by two female program producer, discussion about philosophy
          in university  ...
          Wiki: Striving for knowledge about the meaning of life, the
          essence of the world and the position of man in the world;
          Doctrine, science of the knowledge of the meaning of life, the
          world. Personal way of looking at life and things.

 9535even CUB  RHC Bejucal 50 kW site, S=3 or -112dBm, JBA, bad 31 mb
          propagation, but at 13.30 UT noted equal QRM co-channel fq by
          CRI in Indonesian SoEaAsian foreign service, Kunming to zone
          ITU #54.
 9650even CUB  RHC Bejucal in Sp to Antilles, north-eastern South America,
          S=4 or -102dBm weak at 13.35 UT on April 18.
11760even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish S=8 -82dBm, // 6000, 9535,
          9650 kHz.

13699.995 CUB  RHC Bauta bcast center site, S=4-5 or -101dBm,
          and much stronger in 22 meterband too on
13740even CUB  RHC Bauta in Spanish, S=9+15dB in Canada at
          13.39 UT. Audio quality in both 22 mb on 13700 and 13740 kHz was
          not bad today.

          Accompanied noted - symmetrical - two intermodulation spurs from
          Bauta bcast center site curtain dipole antenna systems:
13630 and 13770 kHz some 70 kHz apart distance intermodulations at 13.43UT
          on April 18.

13844.987 much odd fq by USA  WWCR religious music singer chorus program,
          S=7 or -86dBm signal at 13.46 UT.

15140even CUB  RHC Spanish, distorted signal, small band range audio,
          weak S=6 or -91dBm signal at 13.48 UT, and little stronger on
15229.999 CUB  RHC La Habana via Quivican San Felipe Titan site towards
          Brazil / South America, at 13.51 UT on April 18.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 18)

Log April 20, at 06-07 UT, in Alberta CAN remoted SDR unit.

6135.078 BRA  R Aparecida, S=4 at -104dBm level, 06.30 UT on April 20.
6184.972 MEX  XEPPM R Educacion, Mexico D.F., Classical violine
         concert music, S=9+5 or -75dBm, at 06.33 UT.
6100even CUB  RHC Bauta in English, this morning excellent audio
         performance TX / antenna unit in use. 06.35 UT. Talk on
         Mocambique Frelimo Organization history. Palestine and
         Polisario Front item. S=9+30dB.
6069.987 CAN  Probably CFRX Toronto string visible, much tiny
         signal, likely only the exciter on air via antenna ?
         S=2-3 -114dBm JBA. 06.38 UT on April 20.
6060even CUB  RHC Bauta in English // 6100 kHz. TERRIBLE BUZZ
         tone signal, like a garden fence seen, either sideband
         symmetrical 13 x 120 Hertz distance apart tone strings
         visible. S=7-8 or -84dBm fair signal strength only in WeUS
         and Edmonton Alberta-CAN. 06.41 UT.
5995even MLI  Radio TV du Mali in French from Bamako, fair signal
         S=7 or -87 dBm at 06.42 UT.
5970even USA  WEWN_3 in Spanish, religious Mexican canciones,
         chorus, nice excellent audio quality in 49 mb, from
         Birmingham bcast center site, 06.43 UT.

he is risen again, TOM BS roarer terrible in big loudness,
sonicated North America target:
5850even, 5950even, 7730even, via WRMI Okeechobee FL,
and 5889.995 kHz roarer on WWCR, mostly S=9+35dB powerhouses.
noted in 06.44 - 06.51 UT time range.
the source of money gushes on and on.

5829.985 USA  WTWW in English, NOT clean audio performed,
         S=9 at 06.45 UT, visible is a thick audio string at
         plus / minus 120 Hertz distance apart accompanied.
7335 kHz CUB  Cuban anti-US-Marti noisy SCRATCH jammer,
         5.4 kHz wideband block. At 06.51 UT S=6-7 -86dBm.
7305even ASC  BBC Hausa scheduled here, tiny S=4 or -102dBm
         JBA at 06.53 UT.

7255v NOTHING ON AIR April 20 of Voice of Nigeria, from
         Abuja site, sched Fulfulde at 06.54 UT,
         nor heard any signal at 07.33 UT.

11725.006 NZL  R NZ PACIFIC px English sce from Rangitaiki.
         07.28 UT, S=8 or -77dBm strength in Alberta-CAN,
         at 07.26 to 07.29 UT some very strange English accent
         muffled male text reader, not easy to follow and
         not understand items. 'Deadline' followed read by
         female English voice reader, on Philippine politics
         and other items at 07.30-07.35 UT.

[selected SDR options, span 12.5 kHz RBW 15.3 Hertz]
(wb  df5sx, wwdxc BC-DX TopNews April 20)

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

Trends in tropical bands broadcasting 2021 by Anker Petersen.

Since the Danish Short Wave Club International published the first annual
Tropical Bands Survey in 1973, I have registered which stations are
active, based upon loggings from our members and other DX-ers around the
world.

Here is an updated status where Clandestine and Pirate stations are not
included.

Active domestic transmitters on 2200 - 5800 kHz
Region                     1973  1985  1997  2009  2021
Central Africa              102    76    40    18     3
Southern Africa              57    39    33    20     5
Middle East                   9     4     1     0     0
Indian Subcontinent          62    45    45    29     5
South East Asia              40    29    21     4     1
Indonesia                   171   105    65    13     2
China, Taiwan, Mongolia     119   110    75    32    17
CIS (former USSR)            61    59    47     7     4
Far East                     38    28    28     9     6
Papua New Guinea             17    20    20    15     2
Australia and other Pacific  10     4    13     8     6
Central America, Mexico      21    23    24     5     1
Caribbean                    29     3     3     2     3
Northwestern South America   98    41    19     3     1
Ecuador                      47    33    22     5     0
Peru                         78    69    78    28     7
Bolivia                      35    42    25    14     1
Brazil                      107    87    67    35    10
Southern South America        5     2     1     0     1

Total                      1106   819   627   247    74

During the past year the previous trend, that Tropical stations slowly
disappear, continued throughout the world with a loss of about
10 stations. Several All India Radio stations have closed down.

A year ago the Total was 84. The reason is, that other media get higher
priority, than keeping elderly Shortwave transmitters alive.

Here are some of the stations on the Tropical Bands, which have closed
down during year 2020:

kHz  kW  Station Country                    Last log
2850 50  KCBS, Pyongyang Korea, North       APR20
3265 50  WBCQ, Monticello, Maine U.S.A.     MAY20
3365  1  R Cultura, Araraquare, SP Brazil   MAR20
4800 50  AIR, Hyderabad India               OCT20
4810 50  AIR, Bhopal India                  OCT20
4910 50  AIR, Jaipur India                  OCT20
4920 50  AIR, Chennai India                 OCT20
5010 50  AIR, Thiruvananthapuram India      OCT20
5045 0,1 Unique R, Gunnedah, NSW Australia  APR20
5050 4,5 AIR, Aizawal India                 JAN20
5130 50  WBCQ, Monticello, Maine U.S.A.     SEP20

Below you will find a typical page from DSWCI Tropical Bands Survey in
1974, covering 3204-3235 kHz. At that time there were many more stations
on these bands !

A  3204  10  Ibadan, Nigeria 0430-0730 1425-2305
A  3205  10  AIR Lucknow, India 0025-0215 1130-1734
A  3205  10  RRI Bandung, Indonesia 2300-0100 (Su 0800) 1000-1600
   3205   2  Vanimo, Papua New Guinea not yet started
A  3210  25  RCM Lour. Marques, Mozambique Prgr. A in P: 1630-2215
C  3210  1.5 ORTF St. Denis, Reunion 0230 (Su 0300)-1900 // 4807
D  3210   2  Ministry of Education, Bangkok, 1030-1300
             // 6062 r 1600, not r Thailand since Nov 73.
B  3212      Hanoi, North Vietnam r 1505-1515 E nx // 10040 HS r 1130-1300
D  3213      R Valera, Venezuela r 1111
B  3214  0.3 RRI Ujung Pandang, Indonesia 2200-0100 0800-1515
A  3215   1  Ondas Panamericanas, Venezuela 1000-0400v
A  3216  0.5 R Libertad, Dominican Rep. W 1100v-0300v // 750. Off Su
B  3218  0.3 RCM Quelimano, Mozambique P 1500-2100
BS 3220  20/120 R Peking, China HS 1: Oct-Apr 1900-2340 1118-1735
A  3220   2  R Morobe, Papua New Guinea Distr. Sce: 2000-2200 0630
             (Sa/Su 0600)-1300
B  3220  0.5 Voz de la Peninsula, Ecuador 1400-0415, r 0620
   3222  50  Lama-Kara, Togo Morning & Evening. Not yet started.
   3223      Swazi Music R, {now E'swatini} Swaziland Future fq with
             high power transmitter.
A  3223  2.5 AIR Simla, India 0030-0200 1300-1730
A  3223  1/5 RRI Mataram, Indonesia 5 kW: 0900-1530v,
             1 kW: Local brc. 0600-0900
D  3223  0.075 R Ramaco, Indonesia
D  3223  0.075 R Kayu Manis, Indonesia
C  3223   4  Papeete, Tahiti W 0300-0700 1600-2330 (Sa 0700) Su 1800-0700
A  3225   1  R Occidente, Venezuela 1030v-0200v, r-0407
D  3226   1  Voz de la Libertad, Dominican Rep. 1000-0400 (n 3205)
             // 1240 // 6190, also ID: "Emissora Tropical.
A  3227  10  ELWA, Liberia Vernacular HS: 0600-0800 1800-2200
B  3230  10  BCC Taipei, Taiwan r 1000-2200 (to Chinese Mainland, jammed)
B  3230   1  El Sol de los Andes, Peru 1000-0500, also ID: "R Juliaca"
A  3232   4  R TV Congolaise, Congo 0430-2300 // 4765, r-2330
B  3232  30  Tananarivo, Malagasy Rep. HS1 (Malgache): 0230 (Su 0300)-0500
             1430-1930 (Sa 2100)
C  3232   1  RRI Bukittinggi, Indonesia Su 0315-0615, D 0800-1000
B  3235   1  0 RCM Beira, Mozambique 1530-1830 Xissena
(Anker Petersen-DEN, via SW Bulletin, April 18)

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Onlineveranstaltungen im "Treffpunkt DARC".

Der Terminkalender unter  <treff.darc.de>  ist vielseitig gefuellt mit
Veranstaltungen aus den Ortsverbaenden, Distrikten und der Bundesebene.
Viele Clubs vor Ort treffen sich dort fuer Vortraege und OV-Abende.

Folgende Online-Vortraege finden in Kuerze statt:

27. April, 19:00 Uhr, Antarktis Teil 1, Dr. Volker Strecke, DL8JDX

Volker, DL8JDX, der zwischen 1988 und 1994 an drei Antarktis-Ueber-
winterungsexpeditionen teilnahm, stellt in zwei Vortraegen Wissenswertes,
Erfahrungen, faszinierende Eindruecke und praktische Hinweise fuer
erfolgreiche QSOs mit Stationen aus der Antarktis vor.

Im ersten Vortragsteil der Antarktis Praesentationen werden mit
fantastischen Bildern interessante Eindruecke von den Forschungsstationen,
von der Natur sowie von den Herausforderungen des Lebens und Arbeitens
unter den extremen Bedingungen des eisigen Suedens vermittelt.

04. Mai, 19:00 Uhr, Antarktis Teil 2, Dr. Volker Strecke, DL8JDX

Im zweiten Vortragsteil werden das Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP),
attraktive Antarktis-Diplome sowie praktische Hinweise zum Funkbetrieb
vorgestellt. Diese Tipps sollten insbesondere DX-Neueinsteiger oder auch
interessierte DXer, die eine besondere Facette im Kurzwellenweitverkehr
naeher kennenlernen wollen, ansprechen.

(DARC Distrikt-P-Rundspruch Ba-Wue, April 18)

vy73 de Wolfgang, DF5SX -


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